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An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Liquor, cash taken in Oak Bay break and enter

Police seek suspect or suspects on bike

An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)

Canadian premiere of NYC musical coming to Oak Bay United Church

Vancouver’s Debi Wong stars in Oh Death, Rock Me Asleep, Feb. 9

(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)
Items that should be included in a standard emergency kit. (Black Press file photo)

Learn what you need after the Big One hits

Oak Bay Emergency Program has three upcoming information sessions

Items that should be included in a standard emergency kit. (Black Press file photo)
The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Neighbours concerned over lack Willows School consultations

Residents worry field will turn into a trailer park without input

The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)
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Police Briefs: Police ticket, tow vehicle of intoxicated woman after it gets hung up on curb

Seven thefts from vehicles reported in Oak Bay last week

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The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Local food banks get surprise call from Starbucks

The Oak Bay Ave. location will be donating baked goods to two groups in Greater Victoria

The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)

Pacific FC net HabourCats’ GM

Brad Norris signs with upstart soccer club days after leaving the HarbourCats

Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
Charles Vanderwilt in hospital after being struck while out walking. (Submitted by Sue Doman)

Greater Victoria choir singer performing for first time after brain surgery

After being hit by a car, Charles Vanderwilt is back on stage with the Starlight Pops Feb. 1, 3

Charles Vanderwilt in hospital after being struck while out walking. (Submitted by Sue Doman)
Those eagerly anticipating the legalization of non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17 will be excited to know that quality product is being ensured by the provincial government. (Black Press files)

Diverse selection of Victoria gardeners seek cannabis growing expertise

‘They call it weed for a reason, it’s pretty easy to grow’

Those eagerly anticipating the legalization of non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17 will be excited to know that quality product is being ensured by the provincial government. (Black Press files)
(Oak Bay News/file)

Yearly audits keep Oak Bay in check

Legislative spending allegations not an issue in Oak Bay

(Oak Bay News/file)
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Tax increases coming, says Oak Bay Mayor

Increases are needed to address Oak Bay’s infrastructure deficits, says Kevin Murdoch

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The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)

Increase taxes to fix roads, says Oak Bay resident

‘Get the money now and do it now before it becomes un-repairable and you have to rebuild everything.’

The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)
Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

GNS students inspire Oak Bay to re-examine plastic bag ban

Grade 5 students present case for council to ban single-use plastics

Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).

WATCH: 1938 Firefighter helmet passed to new Chief

Chief Dave Cockle passed along the helmet to incoming Chief Darren Hughes

Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).
Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.

Resident explores heritage designation to halt art placement in Oak Bay

Arts committee seeks provincial permission to environmentally install shoreline sculpture

Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.
Hannah Hood, a daughter of ElderDog in-home support worker Jenn Hood, washing Mika. The Fredricton ElderDog Pawd coordinator, Alicia Stewart, describes Mika as “a very sweet ol’girl who is young at heart and absolutely adores her team and her walks.” (Submitted by Alicia Stewart, with permission from Jenn Hood)

What to expect when ElderDog walks into Victoria

“It’s hard to be able to afford to take care of your pets that you’ve had forever”

Hannah Hood, a daughter of ElderDog in-home support worker Jenn Hood, washing Mika. The Fredricton ElderDog Pawd coordinator, Alicia Stewart, describes Mika as “a very sweet ol’girl who is young at heart and absolutely adores her team and her walks.” (Submitted by Alicia Stewart, with permission from Jenn Hood)
A pile of recycled paper. Courtesy photo

Wonder where CRD recycling ends up?

Products collected by the CRD usually stay in B.C.

A pile of recycled paper. Courtesy photo
The Haggis is served during Craigdarroch Castles’ 2019 Robbie Burns’ Day celebrations, January 25, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

WATCH: 10lbs of Haggis star of Burns’ festivities

Guests were treated to the spicy dish and live music inside Craigdarroch Castle

The Haggis is served during Craigdarroch Castles’ 2019 Robbie Burns’ Day celebrations, January 25, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
The initial proposal for the childcare expansion at Willows School, pictured during a presentation by SD61 January 25. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Childcare expansion: Willows School field would be divided

Gym would become shared space for school programs and childcare operations

The initial proposal for the childcare expansion at Willows School, pictured during a presentation by SD61 January 25. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Residents gather to celebrate Robert Burns in Beacon Hill Park, January 24, 2016. (Submitted by Irwin Henderson)

Happy 260th, Robbie Burns!

Bagpipes, haggis, and poetry to be had this weekend

Residents gather to celebrate Robert Burns in Beacon Hill Park, January 24, 2016. (Submitted by Irwin Henderson)