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Lauren Rust, stops for photos with dad Chris (left) and mom Julie (right) while signing her commitment to the University of Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball for the 2023-2024 season. (Courtesy Lauren Rust)

Oak Bay teen commits to basketball with University of Pittsburgh

Dreams built on school courts at St. Patrick’s, Monterey middle, SMUS come true

 

Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)

Oak Bay ballerina among Canada’s best staging Nutcracker in Victoria

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with live music by Victoria Symphony, on stage Dec. 2 to 4

 

Jude Sommers solidifies a gentleman’s seat in her edible theatre on display in Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay baker spurs conversation with cookie theatre

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s Gingerbread Showcase runs now through Jan. 2

 

Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)

Oak Bay man with fractured spine warns of dangers in hanging holiday lights

It’s no day at the beach, as partner heads off solo for an already twice-delayed Mexican vacation

Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)
Kevin Grant inspects the details in his late mother’s work, restored and hung in pride of place in the Monterey centre lobby. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay in stitches: Renowned artist’s work restored to original glory

Trio of Dorita Grant works take centre stage at Monterey centre

Kevin Grant inspects the details in his late mother’s work, restored and hung in pride of place in the Monterey centre lobby. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
To the tune of holiday music, an Oak Bay crew posts lights and banners throughout the village, one small step in the significant light display put on the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association each Christmas. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Community Christmas party lights up Oak Bay

11-year-old B.C. Fiddle Champion takes the stage Sunday

To the tune of holiday music, an Oak Bay crew posts lights and banners throughout the village, one small step in the significant light display put on the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association each Christmas. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe Berry were murdered by their father in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day 2017. (Family file photo)
Four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe Berry were murdered by their father in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day 2017. (Family file photo)
Oak Bay owns two houses, one is leaded to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay home opening doors to refugees

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria leases home to meet influx of refugees

Oak Bay owns two houses, one is leaded to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)

Time to start training, registration open for Oak Bay Half Marathon

Spring 2023 event raises funds for Santas Anonymous, Easter Seals B.C. and Yukon

Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)
Susanna Dery baker at the former Village Patisserie and Bob Atwell chocolatier from Casey’s Market are among the expected artisans at the Nov. 19 sale in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Artisans bring unique gift options to Oak Bay centre sale

Expect to find chocolate treats, baked goods, epicure spices, knitwear and faux flowers on sale

Susanna Dery baker at the former Village Patisserie and Bob Atwell chocolatier from Casey’s Market are among the expected artisans at the Nov. 19 sale in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tina Gaboury deals with more than she bargained for after a barred owl trashes her neighbour's Oak Bay home. (Courtesy Tina Gaboury)

Barred owl makes itself at home in Oak Bay residence

Description matches feathered perpetrator in earlier break-and-enter

Tina Gaboury deals with more than she bargained for after a barred owl trashes her neighbour's Oak Bay home. (Courtesy Tina Gaboury)
Students and staff of Monterey Middle School plant a rain garden Nov. 5 in partnership with the Friends of Bowker Creek and Peninsula Streams Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Students dig Greater Victoria group one bed closer to 1,000 gardens

Monterey, Campus View kids plant gardens to clean groundwater

Students and staff of Monterey Middle School plant a rain garden Nov. 5 in partnership with the Friends of Bowker Creek and Peninsula Streams Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Former military members in Oak Bay reflect on remembrance

Carlton House veterans recall service, share value of Remembrance Day

Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Oak Bay police are asking for public assistance in identifying a person of interest after an incident that took place last week. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Police seek person of interest following strange Oak Bay incident

Unidentified woman last seen on Beach Drive walking towards Foul Bay Road

Oak Bay police are asking for public assistance in identifying a person of interest after an incident that took place last week. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Oak Bay closes the central meadow of Uplands Park each winter to protect the endangered ecosystem. (Photo by Wylie Thomas)

Winter protocol closes part of Oak Bay park to mitigate plant damage

Central meadow in Uplands Park off-limits to walkers until April 30

Oak Bay closes the central meadow of Uplands Park each winter to protect the endangered ecosystem. (Photo by Wylie Thomas)
Oak Bay High teacher Tina Horwood is recognized with a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education for extracurricular leadership during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Oct. 14. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Sports, song drive Oak Bay High teacher named among the province’s best

Tina Horwood named Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education winner in extracurricular leadership

Oak Bay High teacher Tina Horwood is recognized with a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education for extracurricular leadership during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Oct. 14. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Schneider Electric, Tree Canada and Oak Bay parks plant trees Oct. 26 in a community service event that added young trees to the shores of Bowker Creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)

Oak Bay creek gets its grove on with tree planting event

Tree Canada partnership sees Schneider Electric staff volunteer to plant trees

Schneider Electric, Tree Canada and Oak Bay parks plant trees Oct. 26 in a community service event that added young trees to the shores of Bowker Creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)
Oak Bay reminds residents to help keep water where it belongs by adopting neighbourhood catch basins to keep clear. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clear the drains Greater Victoria, more rain is on the way

District of Oak Bay leaf pickup runs to Dec. 5 and 12 depending on the neighbourhood

Oak Bay reminds residents to help keep water where it belongs by adopting neighbourhood catch basins to keep clear. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay celebrates trees with demonstrations and information on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 3100-block of Midland Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay tree day celebrates community climate champions

Coolkit program aims to draft more to the climate cause

Oak Bay celebrates trees with demonstrations and information on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 3100-block of Midland Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brian Eccles recorded the buck battle for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)

VIDEO: Oak Bay bucks lock antlers in battle for mating dominance

Steer clear of male deer during rutting season, now through December

Brian Eccles recorded the buck battle for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)