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Ruth and Dean restaurant in Estevan Village expanded onto the sidewalk as of June 17, taking advantage of Oak Bay’s temporary laws. In this case, the sidewalk was large enough to accommodate tables, though that’s not the case in all of Victoria, notes Walk On, Victoria, advocacy group. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Pedestrian advocate says pandemic has paved way for more walkable communities

Walk On, Victoria encouraged by traffic closures and expanded patios

Ruth and Dean restaurant in Estevan Village expanded onto the sidewalk as of June 17, taking advantage of Oak Bay’s temporary laws. In this case, the sidewalk was large enough to accommodate tables, though that’s not the case in all of Victoria, notes Walk On, Victoria, advocacy group. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Athletic director Rich Fast, in a tuxedo and with a bullhorn, presents Taleesha and Tyrus Hall, at right, the Oak Bay High spirit awards for their athletic accomplishments. A busload of teachers and alumni delivered the awards Monday around Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Tuxedos, confetti and bullhorns, Oak Bay High delivers sports awards

Busload of teachers surprise award-winning students

Athletic director Rich Fast, in a tuxedo and with a bullhorn, presents Taleesha and Tyrus Hall, at right, the Oak Bay High spirit awards for their athletic accomplishments. A busload of teachers and alumni delivered the awards Monday around Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch shares his tips for success on the barbecue. (Black Press Media file photo)

RECIPE: Get grilling with Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch

Share your favourite summertime recipe with our readers; email editor@oakbaynews.com

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch shares his tips for success on the barbecue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grass clippings dumped onto a municipal garbage can outside Anderson Hill Park on Saturday (June 6). (Christina Johnson-Dean Photo )

Add yard waste to the trash being dumped at Oak Bay’s Anderson Hill Park

Park volunteers pull endless stream of trash from Anderson Hill

Grass clippings dumped onto a municipal garbage can outside Anderson Hill Park on Saturday (June 6). (Christina Johnson-Dean Photo )
Of the 342 brand names in the Gustavson Brand Trust Index that people were asked to respond to, Facebook finished last. (AP File Photo/Noah Berger)

COVID-19 soured consumer trust, says UVic-based group

Facebook finishes last in Canadian consumer poll

Of the 342 brand names in the Gustavson Brand Trust Index that people were asked to respond to, Facebook finished last. (AP File Photo/Noah Berger)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre parking lot on Bee Street. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to reopen recreation centres in stages

Fitness programs and gym opening, but no drop-ins or swimming

Oak Bay Recreation Centre parking lot on Bee Street. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)                                Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Fraud attempts continue in Oak Bay

Police investigate email threat

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)                                Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Kid poet Nathan Papps of Cadboro Bay won the national Meaning of Home contest beating out tens of thousands of submissions. As a result, Genworth Canada will donate $30,000 to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Meet the 11-year-old poet who won $30,000 for housing

‘I’m proud to help build a home for a family,’ says Glenlyon Norfolk student

Kid poet Nathan Papps of Cadboro Bay won the national Meaning of Home contest beating out tens of thousands of submissions. As a result, Genworth Canada will donate $30,000 to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Madrona Gallery owner Michael Warren and employee Brittany Scarfe with Ted Harrison’s Glorious Lone Land (1990), which might be Harrison’s biggest piece. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

From emerging artists to rare pieces, Madrona Gallery in Victoria turns 10

Seven-foot Ted Harrison piece latest to come through gallery

Madrona Gallery owner Michael Warren and employee Brittany Scarfe with Ted Harrison’s Glorious Lone Land (1990), which might be Harrison’s biggest piece. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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)
Grit and determination earn Oak Bay student $40,000 scholarship

Grit and determination earn Oak Bay student $40,000 scholarship

Graduating Tessa Jones headed to University of Victoria

Grit and determination earn Oak Bay student $40,000 scholarship
Ditza Hopkins has owned and operated The Oaks Restaurant and Grill on Oak Bay Avenue since 2012. The restaurant is in the process of adding additional patio seating this summer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay restaurant seeks patio space

Corner restaurant ready to serve, says owner

Ditza Hopkins has owned and operated The Oaks Restaurant and Grill on Oak Bay Avenue since 2012. The restaurant is in the process of adding additional patio seating this summer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay is lifting the closure of playgrounds on June 8 with more public facilities to follow. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay playgrounds reopen, temporary trash dropoff closes

District moves to slowly reopen the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Oak Bay is lifting the closure of playgrounds on June 8 with more public facilities to follow. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Yes, the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society program to innocculate does with contraception is working, despite Oak Bay residents noticing a number of fawns, says a UWSS representative. The fawns are from a control group of does who were not given the contraception. (Black Press News Media file photo)

Oak Bay deer project working despite new fawns appearing

Deer contraception project clarifies confusion about fawns

Yes, the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society program to innocculate does with contraception is working, despite Oak Bay residents noticing a number of fawns, says a UWSS representative. The fawns are from a control group of does who were not given the contraception. (Black Press News Media file photo)
The UVic Vikes celebrate winning their second straight national championship, a 3-1 defeat over the Guelph Gryphons, at UVic in November of 2019. The team will have to wait before they can chase a third-straight field hockey title. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)

COVID-19 forces Vikes athletes off the field this fall

Decision on basketball season expected by Oct. 8

The UVic Vikes celebrate winning their second straight national championship, a 3-1 defeat over the Guelph Gryphons, at UVic in November of 2019. The team will have to wait before they can chase a third-straight field hockey title. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)
Deer traps woman on front doorstep in Oak Bay

Deer traps woman on front doorstep in Oak Bay

Local scares off deer with lawn chair

Deer traps woman on front doorstep in Oak Bay

Saanich hockey player have to wait for Brick tourney

Players stay sharp with backyard ‘rink’

At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
Cycling advocates hope a new management plan for Mount Work will include an expanded trail system. (SIMBS Facebook)

CRD to consider plan for mountain biking trails at Mount Work

SIMBS seek new trails in Hartland, Partridge Hills

Cycling advocates hope a new management plan for Mount Work will include an expanded trail system. (SIMBS Facebook)
Participants warm-up for the annual InspireHealth Rain Walk in Victoria. InspireHealth has had an uptick in the amount of daily patient encounters since COVID-19, all of it by telephone and through virtual meetings online. On Friday the clinic, which supports people with cancer and their caregivers, is hosting an online fundraiser of virtual classes for the public.                                (File photo)

Oak Bay clinic opens virtual classes to public for fundraiser

Patient activity is up for cancer-supporting clinic during COVID-19 crisis

Participants warm-up for the annual InspireHealth Rain Walk in Victoria. InspireHealth has had an uptick in the amount of daily patient encounters since COVID-19, all of it by telephone and through virtual meetings online. On Friday the clinic, which supports people with cancer and their caregivers, is hosting an online fundraiser of virtual classes for the public.                                (File photo)