Oak Bay News Staff

Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)

Athletes return to friendly battle at table tennis tournament in Oak Bay

Monterey, Victoria centres return to the norm with a two-day fun affair

Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)
The Victoria Guitar Society presents classical guitarist Jacob Cordover on Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic. (Courtesy Victoria Guitar Society)

Performer brings jazz, pop, contemporary guitar to University of Victoria stage

Jacob Cardover performs Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

The Victoria Guitar Society presents classical guitarist Jacob Cordover on Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic. (Courtesy Victoria Guitar Society)
Early morning sea fog rolls in over boats moored in Oak Bay at low tide. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Foggy Oak Bay shoreline a sign of cooling weather on its way

Temperatures dip Wednesday to hit average norms in the 20s

Early morning sea fog rolls in over boats moored in Oak Bay at low tide. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek clues to $9,000 hydraulic hammer swiped from Oak Bay construction site

300-kilogram piece of construction equipment reported stolen Aug. 2

The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking changes set for September have five unions representing University of Victoria employees up in arms. (Google Earth)

Union petition calls out 50% jump in yearly parking fees at UVic

Fall 2022 implementation designed to spur alternative transportation modes

Parking changes set for September have five unions representing University of Victoria employees up in arms. (Google Earth)
The 104 service calls Oak Bay Police Department received last week included mischievous graffiti artists, anti-SUV vandals and a cyclist-winging door opener who forgot to shoulder check. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mischievous graffiti artists, anti-SUVers, speeder among police calls in Oak Bay

Watch your wheels: Tyre-rants let loose on SUVs around municipality

The 104 service calls Oak Bay Police Department received last week included mischievous graffiti artists, anti-SUV vandals and a cyclist-winging door opener who forgot to shoulder check. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Activist group deflates SUV tires in Victoria, Oak Bay

The group, called Tyre Extinguishers, wants to eliminate SUVs in cities

An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Oak Bay Police Department officer ticketed a young driver twice in one night last week for driving without a license. (Black Press Media file photo)

Young Oak Bay driver ticketed twice in one night for driving without license

Oak Bay Police Department received 75 calls between July 17 and 24

An Oak Bay Police Department officer ticketed a young driver twice in one night last week for driving without a license. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police remind residents that banks and government agencies do not ask for gift cards or prepaid credit cards as payment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fraudsters steal $20,000 from Oak Bay woman in fake ‘sting’ operation

Week’s police activity also saw DragonEye take excessive speeder off the road

Oak Bay police remind residents that banks and government agencies do not ask for gift cards or prepaid credit cards as payment. (Black Press Media file photo)
On July 5, Oak Bay police received a report of a driver doing ‘doughnuts’ on the sports field in Carnarvon Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver doors cyclist in Oak Bay, faces $368 fine, demerit points

Motorcycle impounded for driver doing more than double speed limit

On July 5, Oak Bay police received a report of a driver doing ‘doughnuts’ on the sports field in Carnarvon Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, right, speaks with community members at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on infill housing. (Courtesy of the District of Oak Bay)

Infill housing strategy enters final stretch in Oak Bay

Council confirms mass mail-out as part of round three of public consultation

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, right, speaks with community members at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on infill housing. (Courtesy of the District of Oak Bay)
A hefty tree branch fell in Oak Bay and despite folks being around to hear it, no one was injured when it came down July 2. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Oak Bay police issue 2 liquor tickets on quiet Canada Day

Tree takes out high voltage line on Foul Bay Road

A hefty tree branch fell in Oak Bay and despite folks being around to hear it, no one was injured when it came down July 2. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Chris Coates started in local government in the early 1980s with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and has served as CAO, corporate officer or chief financial officer in five local governments in the Cariboo, Kootenays, central Interior and Capital Region. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Interim Coates claims Oak Bay director of corporate services role

Chris Coates brings three decades of experience to the position

Chris Coates started in local government in the early 1980s with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and has served as CAO, corporate officer or chief financial officer in five local governments in the Cariboo, Kootenays, central Interior and Capital Region. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Oak Bay voters can use mail-in ballots in upcoming municipal election

Details about requesting a mail ballot package to be released closer to election

Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 2022 Tweed Ride Victoria rolls out Aug. 7 from Willows Beach Park. (Tweed Ride Victoria/Facebook)

Well-dressed cyclists set to roll out the Tweed Ride through Oak Bay

Casual tour rides along scenic roads, unexpected shortcuts

The 2022 Tweed Ride Victoria rolls out Aug. 7 from Willows Beach Park. (Tweed Ride Victoria/Facebook)
Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool at Willows Park in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Soul Shakers bring the boogie back to Oak Bay park

Summer concert series kicks off June 29 at Willows Beach Park

Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool at Willows Park in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police officers stopped two different people last week travelling at more than 105 km/h on Beach Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Excessive speeders on Beach Drive caught in the act in Oak Bay

2 separate individuals clocked doing more than 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone

Oak Bay police officers stopped two different people last week travelling at more than 105 km/h on Beach Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Fire crews responded to a gas leak on Beach Drive on June 26. (Courtesy Oak Bay Fire Department)

Sunday evening gas leak shuts down Oak Bay block near Cattle Point

Fire crews blocked traffic in both directions

Oak Bay Fire crews responded to a gas leak on Beach Drive on June 26. (Courtesy Oak Bay Fire Department)
Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Oak Bay fills vacant director of community building, planning role

Andre Boel joins district staff July 12

Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
An Oak Bay resident narrowly missed becoming a victim to the parcel scam. (Unsplash photo)

Oak Bay resident recognizes parcel scam in the nick of time

Police issue tips after parcel scam nearly succeeds

An Oak Bay resident narrowly missed becoming a victim to the parcel scam. (Unsplash photo)