Christine van Reeuwyk

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)
Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)

Safety concerns spur Oak Bay to add loading zone next to Estevan market

Signage, paint planned to designate truck parking area near Cadboro Bay Road

Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)
Trent Frankel is the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scammers use Oak Bay firefighters’ charity to solicit funds

Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation reminds residents they won’t cold call

Trent Frankel is the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director. (Black Press Media file photo)
The ‘after’ rendering offered by Proponent 1, selected by Oak Bay council with whom to pursue a new lease for the Turkey Head lands. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Oak Bay selects proponent for transformation of Turkey Head, marina

Current lease on waterfront properties expires at the end of 2022

The ‘after’ rendering offered by Proponent 1, selected by Oak Bay council with whom to pursue a new lease for the Turkey Head lands. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
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)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic not a time to pursue single-use plastics ban, Oak Bay council concurs

Concerns over business community at heart of waiting game

(Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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)

Steady stream of customers remains despite take-out only option at Oak Bay eatery

Willows Beach Tea Room is open seven days a week

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)
Fire Chief Darren Hughes, right, pulls the old Fireman’s Park sign off ahead of the park’s name change. The new sign for Firefighter’s Park is coming. (Oak Bay Fire Department/Twitter)

Oak Bay council clears years-old reports from in-camera meetings

Old news on tap at May 10 council meeting

Fire Chief Darren Hughes, right, pulls the old Fireman’s Park sign off ahead of the park’s name change. The new sign for Firefighter’s Park is coming. (Oak Bay Fire Department/Twitter)
Carnarvon Park, a 3.97-hectare sports park, is located at Carnarvon Street and Henderson Road in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay budgets $70,000 to move pickleball courts to lacrosse box

Noise complaints spurred investigation into options for moving courts

Carnarvon Park, a 3.97-hectare sports park, is located at Carnarvon Street and Henderson Road in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay fire training tower came down May 10 after it was previously deemed not up to standard for modern training use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Condemned fire training tower comes down in Oak Bay

Infrastructure taken down won’t hamper firefighter training

The Oak Bay fire training tower came down May 10 after it was previously deemed not up to standard for modern training use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Carolyn West plans to run each of the Victoria Goddess Runs this year, in support of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. (Courtesy Carolyn West)

Runner tackles solo Goddess Run to raise funds for women, children fleeing violence

Women’s Transition House Society named official cause for Goddess Runs

Carolyn West plans to run each of the Victoria Goddess Runs this year, in support of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. (Courtesy Carolyn West)
Oak Bay Avenue will not play host to the annual summer market this year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Village won’t host summer markets, looks to winter events

Nine outdoor patios keep residents in the foodie sector happy

Oak Bay Avenue will not play host to the annual summer market this year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/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

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

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

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides an essential service and has only seen an uptick in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria women’s shelter adds second safe harbour

Costs soar as need does for Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

The Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides an essential service and has only seen an uptick in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)