Jesse Laufer

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Two local men inducted into the hall of fame April 26

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria
The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)

UVic group seeks to sponsor, mentor refugee family

20-person team looks to do more than just raise money

The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)
Goalkeeper Nolan Wirth is the latest addition to the Pacific FC roster. (Photo courtesy of Pacific FC)                                Goalkeeper Nolan Wirth. (Photo: Pacific FC)

Comox-raised Nolan Wirth joins Pacific FC

Wirth becomes second goalie signed by the new team, first Islander

Goalkeeper Nolan Wirth is the latest addition to the Pacific FC roster. (Photo courtesy of Pacific FC)                                Goalkeeper Nolan Wirth. (Photo: Pacific FC)
Developer rendering of the proposed Quest condo building at 2326 Oak Bay Ave.. (Photo: Large & Co.)

Quest condo development back before public with changes to save Garry oak

Developers say changes will save historic oak tree

Developer rendering of the proposed Quest condo building at 2326 Oak Bay Ave.. (Photo: Large & Co.)
Belmont’s Daunte Nelson gets a break against Cowichan during the 2019 Senior Boys 4A Basketball Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Victoria schools top Island Championships

Oak Bay, Belmont and Claremont named best boys’ basketball teams on the Island

Belmont’s Daunte Nelson gets a break against Cowichan during the 2019 Senior Boys 4A Basketball Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Almost $700 in tickets after licence plate left behind in hit and run

Unlocked doors cost residents laptop, cell phone and other electronics

An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (File Photo)

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

The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (File Photo)
Oak Bay’s largest oak tree on Falkland Road. This tree measured 25 metres high and 5.4 metres in circumference in 2008. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Over two dozen Garry oaks planted in Oak Bay last year

Oak Bay parks services says residents can expect more in the future

Oak Bay’s largest oak tree on Falkland Road. This tree measured 25 metres high and 5.4 metres in circumference in 2008. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Christine Gollner opened her home for the fall 2017 studio tour. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Local artists wanted for Oak Bay studio tour

The Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour needs artists

Christine Gollner opened her home for the fall 2017 studio tour. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Members of the Oak Bay Figure Skating Club show off their 2019 regional trophy. (Courtesy Katrena McGrigor)

WATCH: Oak Bay wins regional skating competition

Winning tradition continues leading up to provincials

Members of the Oak Bay Figure Skating Club show off their 2019 regional trophy. (Courtesy Katrena McGrigor)
Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria shoppers fund Jubilee hospital cardiac monitoring

More than $40k raised over the holidays at Canadian Tire locations

Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Diego Maffia goes for a layup during Oak Bay High School’s 114-55 win to open the 2019 Island Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Island playoffs underway at Oak Bay High

Home team vies for fifth straight Island title

Diego Maffia goes for a layup during Oak Bay High School’s 114-55 win to open the 2019 Island Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Crews install Oak Bay’s clock along Oak Bay Avenue, Feb. 21. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Town clock back on the Ave. in Oak Bay

A computer failure discovered after daylight savings in Nov. sent the clock in for upgrades

Crews install Oak Bay’s clock along Oak Bay Avenue, Feb. 21. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Jason Fisher (left) and Sandra Frey (right) present an Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society report to Oak Bay councillors and community members at a committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 19. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff).

Deer study using collars, cameras under watchful eyes outside of Victoria

Method ‘could revolutionize how we go about doing wildlife studies of this kind,’ says scientist

Jason Fisher (left) and Sandra Frey (right) present an Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society report to Oak Bay councillors and community members at a committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 19. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff).
Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test

Up to 80 deer could be given ‘birth control’ vaccine in the fall

Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Chim Chim Cher‑ee! Mary Poppins is coming to Oak Bay High

Mary Poppins opens Friday, Feb. 22, at the Dave Dunnet theatre

Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Marcel de Jong, pictured Feb. 19, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Whitecaps favourite switches to the Island

Marcel de Jong worked to end Whitecaps contract, joining Pacific FC on the ground floor

Marcel de Jong, pictured Feb. 19, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Pedestrian struck, vehicles targeted by thieves in Oak Bay

Police say the snow did not affect call volume

Dan Milbrath (left) poses with his wedding ring next to his friend Chris Sibbald who found the lost ring in the snow. The ring was missing from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. (Photo: Sarah Milbrath)

Lost wedding ring found on Valentine’s Day

Dan Milbrath’s ring is back where it belongs

Dan Milbrath (left) poses with his wedding ring next to his friend Chris Sibbald who found the lost ring in the snow. The ring was missing from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. (Photo: Sarah Milbrath)
Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)

Turning pro on the Island

Pacific FC’s Brad Norris-Jones talks about his journey to pro sports in Victoria

Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)