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Tour de Rock alumni riders enter onto Oak Bay High’s field to hear how much the school has raised. (Jane Skrypnek)

Oak Bay High raises over $51,000 for Tour de Rock despite COVID-19 restrictions

The school presented its $51,700 cheque to Tour de Rock alumni riders on Oct.2

Tour de Rock alumni riders enter onto Oak Bay High’s field to hear how much the school has raised. (Jane Skrypnek)
An illustration of The Redfern, a four-storey, a 35-unit condo with up to five ground floor units on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jawl Residential Image)

Four-storey Oak Bay Avenue development to have rooftop garden

Redfern 35-unit development sent to public hearing

An illustration of The Redfern, a four-storey, a 35-unit condo with up to five ground floor units on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jawl Residential Image)
Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Mutual aid talks fizzle between Greater Victoria fire departments

Victoria puts other core departments on notice

Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Former Oak Bay resident Jeff Bryant returned to Victoria and is playing Irish Times on Sept. 12 and is releasing his first original album. (Photo By Adam Schelle)
Former Oak Bay resident Jeff Bryant returned to Victoria and is playing Irish Times on Sept. 12 and is releasing his first original album. (Photo By Adam Schelle)
Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property will be conducted this fall. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C. Housing declines to pursue Oak Bay Lodge as shelter housing

Covenants and old building condition make Lodge unsuitable, report says

Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property will be conducted this fall. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)

VIDEO: Seal pup and mom play and ‘kiss’ in Oak Bay Marina

BRNKL seal cam captures harbour seal growing up in busy harbour

A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)
Blast mats and an excavator at the 1516 York Place construction site, one of two sites that were mentioned in a report to council regarding noise this spring and summer. Blasting is nothing new in Oak Bay, and the main culprit is COVID-19 forcing people to stay home and endure the sounds, says Coun. Cairine Green. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay neighbourhoods rocked by blasting activity

With work-from-home increasing, Oak Bay seeks new rock blasting bylaw regarding ‘continuous’ noise

Blast mats and an excavator at the 1516 York Place construction site, one of two sites that were mentioned in a report to council regarding noise this spring and summer. Blasting is nothing new in Oak Bay, and the main culprit is COVID-19 forcing people to stay home and endure the sounds, says Coun. Cairine Green. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria mayor responds to Oak Bay Council with letter about bike way

Oak Bay council offered visit by Victoria planners regarding Richardson bike way

A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless

Motion asks staff to work with BC Housing, Island Health on possibilities

Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Owners say loss of parking pushes businesses to the brink

New Penny Farthing patio ‘will be like New Orleans, or Las Vegas’

Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries

Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries

From sculpture to landscape paintings, summer art is about nature

  • Jul 7, 2020
Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries
Royal Navy veteran Ron Telfer, 89, was surprised to receive 35 masks from the Korean government on Wednesday as a thank you for his service during the Korean War. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Korean government surprises Oak Bay veteran with gift of masks

Scottish-raised resident celebrates gift of 35 KF94 masks

Royal Navy veteran Ron Telfer, 89, was surprised to receive 35 masks from the Korean government on Wednesday as a thank you for his service during the Korean War. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay deer project working despite new fawns appearing

Oak Bay deer project working despite new fawns appearing

Deer contraception project clarifies confusion about fawns

Oak Bay deer project working despite new fawns appearing
At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
Sisters Finnley Shultz, 10, and Everly Shultz, 8, with their grandmother, Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney, at a disclosed spot that is one of the clues of the Bike to Work Week’s Oak Bay Scavenger Hunt that’s now posted on the Bike to Work Week website. The hint? A garden named after the last of a line of princes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Cycling scavenger hunt comes to Tweed City

Cyclists scour Oak Bay for clues in Bike to Work Week event

Sisters Finnley Shultz, 10, and Everly Shultz, 8, with their grandmother, Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney, at a disclosed spot that is one of the clues of the Bike to Work Week’s Oak Bay Scavenger Hunt that’s now posted on the Bike to Work Week website. The hint? A garden named after the last of a line of princes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)

Oak Bay resident stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)
John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old Oak Bay veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Halin de Repentigny’s Metamorphosis, a 30 x 40 oil on canvas is showing at Madrona Gallery from May 9 to 23. (Halin de Repentigny Image)
Halin de Repentigny’s Metamorphosis, a 30 x 40 oil on canvas is showing at Madrona Gallery from May 9 to 23. (Halin de Repentigny Image)
Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

101-year-old Oak Bay resident doing 101 laps for charity

Carlton House resident raising money for children

Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Three people were rescued by a private vessel after their canoe capsized near Oak Bay. (Courtesy of Phillip Hulme)

Three rescued after canoe capsizes near Oak Bay

Private vessel finds canoe, brings people ashore

Three people were rescued by a private vessel after their canoe capsized near Oak Bay. (Courtesy of Phillip Hulme)