Jesse Laufer

Courtesy Joseph Blake

Sidewalk Trio reuniting at The Oaks

The next Blues for Eric scholarship benefit concert is Feb. 23

Courtesy Joseph Blake
Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)
No Ivy League – Join this weekly restoration group with Friends of Uplands Park, helping to restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive English Ivy and other invasive plants. Sundays through to March 25. Meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the kiosks at Cattle Point. Tools and gloves will be provided, instruction given, and areas to work in will be determined by Oak Bay Parks Management Plan. Suitable for all ages. An excellent volunteer opportunity for students. (Black Press file photo)

Garry Oak Meadow Marathon underway at Cattle Point

Every Sunday in February and March Friends of Uplands Park is seeking volunteers

No Ivy League – Join this weekly restoration group with Friends of Uplands Park, helping to restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem by removing invasive English Ivy and other invasive plants. Sundays through to March 25. Meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the kiosks at Cattle Point. Tools and gloves will be provided, instruction given, and areas to work in will be determined by Oak Bay Parks Management Plan. Suitable for all ages. An excellent volunteer opportunity for students. (Black Press file photo)
First responders on scene after a pedestrian was struck crossing Oak Bay Avenue on Feb 15. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Pedestrian struck while crossing Oak Bay Avenue

Pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital

First responders on scene after a pedestrian was struck crossing Oak Bay Avenue on Feb 15. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
The Masjid Al Imam Mosque, 2218 Quadra St. (Photo by Muhammad Ghouri)

Open mosque day is Saturday

More than 1,000 guests expected to visit Victoria mosque

The Masjid Al Imam Mosque, 2218 Quadra St. (Photo by Muhammad Ghouri)
Linzey Richard and Ben Gorley scour the snow for Dan Milbrath’s lost wedding ring Tuesday. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

WATCH: The hunt continues for a wedding ring lost in the snow

Dan Milbrath’s ring flew off his finger while he was clearing snow from his car

Linzey Richard and Ben Gorley scour the snow for Dan Milbrath’s lost wedding ring Tuesday. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
WATCH: Frozen 2 trailer revealed

WATCH: Frozen 2 trailer revealed

The sequel is set to hit theatres in November

WATCH: Frozen 2 trailer revealed
Roses on display at Harry’s Flowers on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Snow causes problems for Valentine’s Day deliveries

Local florist can’t guarantee deliveries, recommends lovebirds shop in-person

Roses on display at Harry’s Flowers on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
A pedestrian crosses Oak Bay Avenue in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Tips to help you walk safely in the snow

Island Health suggests moving like a penguin when walking in the snow

A pedestrian crosses Oak Bay Avenue in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
A seven-foot-tall snowcat by Willows Beach. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)

Snow art on display in Oak Bay

Oak Bay residents show off their creativity with snow sculptures

A seven-foot-tall snowcat by Willows Beach. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)
A large tree branch succumbed to snow on Newport Avenue, near Beresford Place, Jan. 12. (Bob Harwood photo)

Avoid ‘branch failure’ – get out the hockey stick to clear snow from trees

Certain species of pine and cedar are susceptible to branch failure under snow

A large tree branch succumbed to snow on Newport Avenue, near Beresford Place, Jan. 12. (Bob Harwood photo)
Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Watch: Kids enjoy a snow day in Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park

Up to 25 cm of snow is expected overnight

Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
(Trevor Crawley/Black Press File Photo)

Snowy sidewalk should be cleared by now across Greater Victoria

Victoria residents could face a $125 fine after 10 a.m.

(Trevor Crawley/Black Press File Photo)
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SD61 looking to have Oak Bay High rugby field repaired

District issues second request for bids to solve drainage issues

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Parliament Buildings, Victoria B.C. during great snow of 1916, with horse drawn sleigh on Government Street. (Courtesy Patrick Family Album/Oak Bay Archives)

PHOTOS: Twice as much snow fell on Victoria 103 years ago today

Twice as much snow fell on Victoria 103 years ago today, and over a meter fell that month

Parliament Buildings, Victoria B.C. during great snow of 1916, with horse drawn sleigh on Government Street. (Courtesy Patrick Family Album/Oak Bay Archives)
An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Oak Bay Police seek unlocked truck stolen overnight

White Toyota Highlander (licence plate FF6 77E) stolen after spare key left inside

An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
VIU Mariners player Victor Blasco at NDSS Community Field. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Former VIU star Blasco heading to Pacific FC

Blasco the first non Canadian signed by the Canadian Premier League soccer club

VIU Mariners player Victor Blasco at NDSS Community Field. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Polar Plunge hits Willows Beach to raise funds for Special Olympics

Second annual Vancouver Island event Feb. 17 targets $25k

COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Wide tires are a bonus, but clothing is key to winter cycling

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap
Police investigate after a body was found in the Turkey Head parking lot Feb. 6. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Police investigate after man found dead in Oak Bay parking lot

Investigation underway at Turkey Head in Oak Bay

Police investigate after a body was found in the Turkey Head parking lot Feb. 6. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)