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Victoria Police’s Explosive Disposal Unit came to Oak Bay April 10 to destroy a potentially dangrous explosive device that washed up on shore. (Oak Bay RCMP photo)

Washed-up explosive device destroyed by VicPD bomb squad

An Oak Bay resident called in the potentially dangerous debris

 

Ringette will return to the ice in Victoria this spring. (Photo: Greater Victoria Ringette Association)

Ringette returns to the ice in Greater Victoria with spring youth program

The program for ages six to 18 runs from April 10 to June 26 at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

 

Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Former Oak Bay man suffering from locked-in syndrome dies

Hundreds support family of well-known Oak Bay man after massive brain stem stroke

 

A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)
A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)
Kris Nichols, a member of the Community Association of Oak Bay, showed off his collection of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment when posing as March 2020 for a monthly calendar. (Photo submitted by Kris Nichols)

VIDEO: Oak Bay News, community association launch photo project

Share your submissions depicting life in Oak Bay during pandemic as Oak Bay Snaps Back

Kris Nichols, a member of the Community Association of Oak Bay, showed off his collection of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment when posing as March 2020 for a monthly calendar. (Photo submitted by Kris Nichols)
Claremont’s Troy Patterson started an online petition last month calling for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline to stop. The petition now has over 23,000 signatures. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Cadboro Bay teen’s petition to stop Coastal GasLink pipeline garners over 23,000 signatures

Claremont student worried about the pipeline’s potential impact on Great Bear Rainforest, marine life

Claremont’s Troy Patterson started an online petition last month calling for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline to stop. The petition now has over 23,000 signatures. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Oak Bay man locked-in after massive brain stem stroke

Hundreds support family as Matthew Tanner in Victoria intensive care unit after stroke

  • Mar 24, 2021
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
Three Oak Bay firetrucks pictured outside of the fire-hall. Black Press Media File Photo

Nobody injured after man’s vehicle leaves road, hits Oak Bay house on Saturday

The man got out of his vehicle on his own before Oak bay crews arrived at the Bowker Avenue home

Three Oak Bay firetrucks pictured outside of the fire-hall. Black Press Media File Photo
Welcome to Oak Bay sign on McNeill Avenue at Foul Bay Road. (Black Press Media File Photo)

What do you call someone from Oak Bay?

Chemaniacs have the coolest name in B.C.

  • Mar 20, 2021
Welcome to Oak Bay sign on McNeill Avenue at Foul Bay Road. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Rob and Anita Parris on the south side of their Island Road property. The couple had hoped to subdivide but have run into some significant costs. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay seeks $300,000 from homeowner to split lot into two

Growing service fees too much, couple says

  • Mar 19, 2021
Rob and Anita Parris on the south side of their Island Road property. The couple had hoped to subdivide but have run into some significant costs. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
This walk-up, three-storey apartment building off Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria is the type of mid-density housing that is not actively being built in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Where will the missing middle go in Oak Bay?

People are chomping to get at a housing plan, says Coun. Andrew Appleton

  • Mar 18, 2021
This walk-up, three-storey apartment building off Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria is the type of mid-density housing that is not actively being built in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Clare Attwell and Gary McDougall are hosting a six-week series of conversations called Re-imagining Life In A One Planet Region for people in Greater Victoria. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Greater Victoria group pushes local conversation for climate action

‘We’re not that great at open conversations’

  • Mar 15, 2021
Clare Attwell and Gary McDougall are hosting a six-week series of conversations called Re-imagining Life In A One Planet Region for people in Greater Victoria. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Rachel Staples with sons Oliver, 17 (left) and Isaac, 15 (right). Staples is still in recovery after she was struck by a driver while riding her bike in December. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

Oak Bay dentist uses gratitude to face loss, chronic pain

Rachel Staples still recovering after being struck at a Colwood trail crossing in December

Rachel Staples with sons Oliver, 17 (left) and Isaac, 15 (right). Staples is still in recovery after she was struck by a driver while riding her bike in December. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
President Justin Stephenson of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Oak Bay, and local sailor David Taggart, with Taggart’s 27-foot Catalina sailboat in the background. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay team rescues sailor as bitter cold, rough seas compound quickly

Marine search and rescue volunteers tow boats to Oak Bay Marina

President Justin Stephenson of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Oak Bay, and local sailor David Taggart, with Taggart’s 27-foot Catalina sailboat in the background. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)

Saanich annual wages lower per capita than Victoria, Oak Bay

Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay municipal figures from 2019 compared

(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)
Executive director David Lau, of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, in an upstairs bedroom of the Monterey house, adjacent to Theatre Lane, where immigrants and refugees can soon live while settling in Canada. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Council rezones refugee house in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay business association still waiting for parking lots

Executive director David Lau, of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, in an upstairs bedroom of the Monterey house, adjacent to Theatre Lane, where immigrants and refugees can soon live while settling in Canada. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Rotarian Joan Peggs, Oak Bay Beach Hotel general manager Madone Pelan, Rotarians Don O’Coffey and John Jordan, with Asha and Sheila Elworthy. Sheila Elworthy won a $25 gift certificate to Oak Bay Beach Hotel for her earlybird renewal to the Rotary’s annual Canadian flag fundraiser. (Oak Bay Rotary Club Photo)

Oak Bay’s flag rental program back for 2021

Rotary uses funds for human aid projects

Rotarian Joan Peggs, Oak Bay Beach Hotel general manager Madone Pelan, Rotarians Don O’Coffey and John Jordan, with Asha and Sheila Elworthy. Sheila Elworthy won a $25 gift certificate to Oak Bay Beach Hotel for her earlybird renewal to the Rotary’s annual Canadian flag fundraiser. (Oak Bay Rotary Club Photo)
A bear from the ArtsAlive sculpture Freshly cut stumps on Oak Bay Avenue are those of Norway maples that were planted in the 1990s. They outgrew their welcome by breaking up the sidewalks and damaging sub-ground services. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay extends ArtsAlive until August, pending artist approval

District hopes to see sculptures can stay extra four months

A bear from the ArtsAlive sculpture Freshly cut stumps on Oak Bay Avenue are those of Norway maples that were planted in the 1990s. They outgrew their welcome by breaking up the sidewalks and damaging sub-ground services. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Hughes Clothing owner Rebecca Burrows. (Photo credit: Table Creative)

Oak Bay business has Instagram hacked, naked photos demanded in return

Hughes Clothing owner creating non-profit in response

Hughes Clothing owner Rebecca Burrows. (Photo credit: Table Creative)
Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)

Molly is Oak Bay’s top dog name for 2020

All about Labradors and Labradoodles

Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)