Christine van Reeuwyk

Winter breakfasts at the Willows Tea Room traditionally fund projects and programs for the Kiwanis Pavilion through the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Family comes through for Oak Bay Kiwanis dementia care home

Residents at Victoria care home get new bus, programs

Winter breakfasts at the Willows Tea Room traditionally fund projects and programs for the Kiwanis Pavilion through the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)
With local high schoolers unable to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions, Amica Douglas House celebrated the momentous occasion of eight of their dining room servers. (Courtesy Amica Douglas House)

8 Greater Victoria teens don fancy dresses, celebrate grad with seniors

With celebrations nixed, Amica Douglas House hosts event for its serving staff

With local high schoolers unable to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions, Amica Douglas House celebrated the momentous occasion of eight of their dining room servers. (Courtesy Amica Douglas House)
In January 2019, Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council seeking a ban on plastic bags in the district. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay set to survey businesses on single-use plastic products

Survey gathers information ahead of expected legislation on provincial, federal level

In January 2019, Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council seeking a ban on plastic bags in the district. (Black Press Media file photo)
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School parking problems plague Oak Bay residents

Need exceeds official requirements for parking at St. Michaels school

(Black Press Media file photo)
Brooke Morneau, a previous participant in car parades, will watch one she has organized for this weekend from her Sidney workplace. (Courtesy Brooke Morneau)

Rolling show and shine ready to cruise Sidney through Saanich

Car parade past senior care homes set for Saturday, June 19

Brooke Morneau, a previous participant in car parades, will watch one she has organized for this weekend from her Sidney workplace. (Courtesy Brooke Morneau)
GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)

GardenWorks puts down new roots in Oak Bay this summer

Nursery shifts down The Avenue to fill former fitness studio space

GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)
A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay eateries sharing communal patio space in Estevan Village

The Village invested $25,000 in streetside patio, hopes to make it permanent

A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)

Former Oak Bay recreation director goes international with Rotary

Lorna Curtis takes over as district governor on July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)
The barred owl is the most likely to be spotted in the south Island. (Ann Nightingale photo)

Barred owls dominate Greater Victoria owl-scape

Western screech owl population decimated, partly due to barred owls

The barred owl is the most likely to be spotted in the south Island. (Ann Nightingale photo)
A client and a staff member embark on an art project at Oak Bay United Church. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay group of adults with developmental disabilities promotes community inclusivity

Victoria Community Connections moved to Oak Bay late last year

A client and a staff member embark on an art project at Oak Bay United Church. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)
The no dogs on Willows Beach rule runs May through September each year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dog owners seek equal access to popular Oak Bay beach

Willows Beach is off limits to dogs May through September each year

The no dogs on Willows Beach rule runs May through September each year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

An abandoned fawn doesn’t mean it’s orphaned, reminds Greater Victoria wildlife expert

20 orphaned fawns turned in to Wild ARC in Metchosin so far this season

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
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Oak Bay’s suite survey seeks pros, cons, ideas of all sorts

Secondary suite survey closes June 3

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Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)

Second phase of Oak Bay Lodge land use consultation set to start this month

CRD hospitals and housing committee views report from initial consultations

Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)
Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)

Oak Bay-raised artist among those to receive University of Victoria honorary doctorate

UVic issues doctorates to Eric Metcalfe, Bruce Poon, Marvin Storrow, Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)
The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

No influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Our Place Society says the bulk of its housing sites allows for pets, with rules

The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay lawn bowlers go maskless for first time in months

Club restricts access to guests, limits players, coaches onsite

Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Netflix series Maid shoots in Sidney in November 2020. The show stars Margaret Qualley. (Bob Orchard photo)

Healthy lineup of filming set for Greater Victoria in 2021

Netflix series Maid leads the charge into the summer

The Netflix series Maid shoots in Sidney in November 2020. The show stars Margaret Qualley. (Bob Orchard photo)
The 2021 Young Exceptional Star Awards will be handed out in the park behind the Oak Bay municipal hall on June 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

YES Awards outdoor celebration shines spotlight on Oak Bay youth

Find a special section in the June 10 edition of the Oak Bay News

The 2021 Young Exceptional Star Awards will be handed out in the park behind the Oak Bay municipal hall on June 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police Sgt. Manny Montero with a selection of historical department items he’s collected in his nearly four years with the department. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay cop targets police history, aims to share

Century of police paraphernalia slated for display at Monterey station

Oak Bay police Sgt. Manny Montero with a selection of historical department items he’s collected in his nearly four years with the department. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)