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Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay heritage projects earn 2021 Hallmark honours

Tribute to J. Fenwick Lansdowne, Protect Oak Bay Heritage earn preservation awards

Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay municipal hall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

18 groups seek part of Oak Bay grant budget

The total 2021 grant budget is $176,100

Oak Bay municipal hall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Pandemic not a time to pursue single-use plastics ban, Oak Bay council concurs

Concerns over business community at heart of waiting game

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Ruth Currey, left, and Ian Graeme stand by Bowker Creek between the Oak Bay High School field and track. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Locals want pedestrian path along Bowker Creek at Oak Bay Recreation Centre parking lot

They hope a new path will be included with the $350,000 repaving work being done in June

Ruth Currey, left, and Ian Graeme stand by Bowker Creek between the Oak Bay High School field and track. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Oak Bay will continue to use Victoria Animal Service with a new contract approved May 10. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

One bid, one contract for Oak Bay animal control

Three-year contract awarded to Victoria Animal Control Services at estimated $252,070

Oak Bay will continue to use Victoria Animal Service with a new contract approved May 10. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Tea Party cancelled – again

Organizers say community will celebrate 60th event in 2022

Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coffee is on tap and volunteer Mary Huxley will bring it out for patrons of the Willows Beach Tea Room in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Coffee is on tap and volunteer Mary Huxley will bring it out for patrons of the Willows Beach Tea Room in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The woman also received distracted driving tickets in 2018 and 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay driver gets third distracted driving ticket in four years

Officer caught the woman using her phone while at the wheel

The woman also received distracted driving tickets in 2018 and 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
Murray Rankin 2020 (Courtesy Murray Rankin)

MLA REPORT: Budget offers investments in community

Murray Rankin is MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

  • May 7, 2021
Murray Rankin 2020 (Courtesy Murray Rankin)
A 23-year-old driver won’t be behind the wheel again until next winter after they were caught going 67 kilometers over the speed limit Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver in Oak Bay caught going 67 km/h over speed limit

The driver was clocked going 117km/h in a 50 km/h zone, issued multiple tickets

A 23-year-old driver won’t be behind the wheel again until next winter after they were caught going 67 kilometers over the speed limit Tuesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria residents are encouraged to build their own emergency kits and store them in an area of their home that’s easy to get to. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria residents are encouraged to build their own emergency kits and store them in an area of their home that’s easy to get to. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police are obtaining surveillance footage after a group of youths were spotted flinging eggs and paint capsules at Oak Bay High School Satruday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youths spotted flinging paint capsules, eggs at Oak Bay High School

Oak Bay Police investigating increase in stolen propane tanks

Oak Bay police are obtaining surveillance footage after a group of youths were spotted flinging eggs and paint capsules at Oak Bay High School Satruday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The time is drawing near for the no dogs on Willows Beach rule to take effect (May 1), but on a recent evening in Oak Bay, these two four-legged friends were fine to horse around on the sand. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Dogs’ fun in the sun coming to an end on Willows Beach

Summer restrictions return to popular Oak Bay beach May 1

The time is drawing near for the no dogs on Willows Beach rule to take effect (May 1), but on a recent evening in Oak Bay, these two four-legged friends were fine to horse around on the sand. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Hunt in Queens’ Park was purchased by the district in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay opens search for next arts laureate

District set to advertise for, install new arts advocate this year

The Hunt in Queens’ Park was purchased by the district in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Closed courts not an option for Oak Bay despite pickleball noise

Council calls on staff for other options to mitigate noise near Carnarvon Park

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Peter, an Oak Bay budgie who went missing April 3, was found April 22 after he flew into a Victoria resident’s apartment. He has been reunited with his owners. (Courtesy of Oak Bay police)

Peter the missing Oak Bay budgie found after 3 weeks away

Peter flew into a Victoria apartment April 22, after going missing April 3

Peter, an Oak Bay budgie who went missing April 3, was found April 22 after he flew into a Victoria resident’s apartment. He has been reunited with his owners. (Courtesy of Oak Bay police)
Nic Hume and his fellow paramedic stopped to rescue the victim of an Oak Bay hit-and-run – a duck – at the end of their shift Thursday morning. (Nic Hume/Facebook)

Paramedics rescue unusual patient after Oak Bay hit-and-run

A female duck was rescued while a male one was deceased on scene

Nic Hume and his fellow paramedic stopped to rescue the victim of an Oak Bay hit-and-run – a duck – at the end of their shift Thursday morning. (Nic Hume/Facebook)
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Oak Bay looks to shift car culture with speed limit pilot

Council supports Saanich’s shift to seek 30 km/h limit on side roads

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The Capital Regional Hospital District has approved awarding a tender to QM Environmental for the demolition and hazardous materials disposal of the Oak Bay Lodge. (Black Press Media File)

Winning bidder approved for Oak Bay Lodge demolition

Capital Regional Hospital District board approves $4.266 million budget for project

The Capital Regional Hospital District has approved awarding a tender to QM Environmental for the demolition and hazardous materials disposal of the Oak Bay Lodge. (Black Press Media File)