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The Oak Bay Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire in the 200-block of Beach Drive Sunday evening. (Courtesy of Kevin Reynolds)

Crews quickly douse garage fire in Oak Bay

Response teams maintain social distancing while investigating blaze

The Oak Bay Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire in the 200-block of Beach Drive Sunday evening. (Courtesy of Kevin Reynolds)
Veterinarian Adam Hering pictured in the fall of 2019. Hering is out and about in Oak Bay during March to apply boosters and tests to does as part of the immuno-contraceptive program designed to reduce the deer urban deer population. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Veterinarian Adam Hering pictured in the fall of 2019. Hering is out and about in Oak Bay during March to apply boosters and tests to does as part of the immuno-contraceptive program designed to reduce the deer urban deer population. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing leads an all-star group of performers at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High for a March 21 show. Photo by Jen Squires

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat home

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing leads an all-star group of performers at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High for a March 21 show. Photo by Jen Squires
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria
Five foodie finds in Oak Bay

Five foodie finds in Oak Bay

A food writer takes us on a trip to where the community eats

  • Aug 26, 2019
Five foodie finds in Oak Bay
White Hot Weekend Fashion

White Hot Weekend Fashion

A classic hotel, gorgeous jewellery and dressing for romance

  • Mar 11, 2019
White Hot Weekend Fashion
Oak Bay report shows deer only a problem for a few, says scientist

Oak Bay report shows deer only a problem for a few, says scientist

Small home ranges mean some residents see the same deer lots, not lots of deer

Oak Bay report shows deer only a problem for a few, says scientist
Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)
Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Vancouver Island’s cold snap

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Vancouver Island’s cold snap

Wide tires are a bonus, but clothing is key to winter cycling

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Vancouver Island’s cold snap
Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Blossoms are tinting streets pink across Greater Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)

Selling the scene of the murder

Moral and legal questions abound when selling homes that were the settings of a violent crime

  • Jan 17, 2019
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)
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Oak Bay resident could face another set of arson charges

A 25-year-old woman who faced charges in the summer is in custody again for Monday fire

  • Jan 9, 2019
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A Delta Airlines regional jet. (Pixabay photo)

Oak Bay firefighter helps defuse situation on board U.S. flight

En route to Phoenix, firefighter Brad Scott’s flight was forced to make an emergency landing

  • Jan 9, 2019
A Delta Airlines regional jet. (Pixabay photo)
Green water was seen at Willows Beach on Jan. 7. (Photo by Rocky Holmes)

Green water flowing into ocean at Oak Bay beach no cause for concern

Willows Beach oddity caused by municipal sewage tests using an EPA ceterfied tracing dye

  • Jan 8, 2019
Green water was seen at Willows Beach on Jan. 7. (Photo by Rocky Holmes)
Leah Smith and Laura Mckee during Smith’s annual toy drive, Dec. 16. (Jesse Laufer/News staff )

Oak Bay teen collects more than 1,000 toys for those in need

Student seeks someone to take over drive next year

  • Dec 22, 2018
Leah Smith and Laura Mckee during Smith’s annual toy drive, Dec. 16. (Jesse Laufer/News staff )
Bartlett Tree Experts removes a chestnut tree that was poisoned on Beach Drive in Oak Bay. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)

Large poisoned tree in Oak Bay coming down today

The tree removal is expected to take all day

Bartlett Tree Experts removes a chestnut tree that was poisoned on Beach Drive in Oak Bay. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer
Death cap mushrooms have been found in parts of Greater Victoria but are not native to the area. (Black Press file photo)

Deadly mushroom spotted in Greater Victoria

Early return of death cap mushrooms prompts Island Health warning

Death cap mushrooms have been found in parts of Greater Victoria but are not native to the area. (Black Press file photo)
The sudden death of a large chestnut tree that may have been intentionally poisoned has spurred an investigation by Oak Bay Police and the District of Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Large Oak Bay tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and district investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

The sudden death of a large chestnut tree that may have been intentionally poisoned has spurred an investigation by Oak Bay Police and the District of Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)