Christine van Reeuwyk

The Oak Bay BIA halloween pumpkin carving contest starts in August with a Pinterest page for Elizabeth Cull

Merchants battle for best of carved gourds

Oak Bay costume parades and trick or treating include kids and pets

The Oak Bay BIA halloween pumpkin carving contest starts in August with a Pinterest page for Elizabeth Cull
Unused provincial deer management funds will not roll over into this year’s program.

Deer bucks don’t roll over

Provincial committee sets out application process

Unused provincial deer management funds will not roll over into this year’s program.
Burnt Tongue runs Oct. 25 to 29 to finish the 50th Anniversary Alumni Festival. Visit finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/ for ticket and showtime information.

Spontaneous clown anchors Phoenix festival

Third solo show finishes season-opening alumni showcase

Burnt Tongue runs Oct. 25 to 29 to finish the 50th Anniversary Alumni Festival. Visit finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/ for ticket and showtime information.
Pumpkin art fills the park behind municipal hall Oct. 27 to 31. Proceeds help the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay support Threshold Housing.

Pumpkin Art fills Oak Bay (slideshow added)

Those lining the streets in the village are just a start to the 500 gourds coming this week

Pumpkin art fills the park behind municipal hall Oct. 27 to 31. Proceeds help the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay support Threshold Housing.

No ‘doom and gloom’ for Oak Bay’s eelgrass

The natural underwater salmon nurseries off the shores of Oak Bay are relatively healthy according to a report to council

Runners take off at the start of the annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Before starting the race

Cheeky mayor suggests marathon name change

Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen got to “start the race” again as nearly 8,500 people took part in the 37th GoodLife Victoria Marathon

Runners take off at the start of the annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Before starting the race
The Gage Gallery on Oak Bay Avenue celebrates International Artist Day with Calm from Chaos

Artist brings calm from the chaos

Gage Gallery celebrates International Artist Day with new mom’s solo show

The Gage Gallery on Oak Bay Avenue celebrates International Artist Day with Calm from Chaos
The current draft report on the Oak Bay Urban Forest Strategy recommends the community target 40 per cent tree canopy coverage in the community by 2045.

UPDATED: Fines issued in illegal 2015 Oak Bay tree cutting

Oak Bay committee, commission peruse draft report on Urban Forest Strategy

The current draft report on the Oak Bay Urban Forest Strategy recommends the community target 40 per cent tree canopy coverage in the community by 2045.
In July and August dogs are allowed in the park off-leash from sunset to 9 a.m. The rest of the year

Communication concerns raise hackles of dog owners

Greater communication called for between Oak Bay Parks and various users at Windsor Park

In July and August dogs are allowed in the park off-leash from sunset to 9 a.m. The rest of the year
Taking impaired drivers off the road is a priority for Const. Mike Klein-Beekman and his fellow Oak Bay officers.

On the Job: Sleepy Oak Bay stays alive at night

Reporter takes Friday night ride-along with Oak Bay Police

Taking impaired drivers off the road is a priority for Const. Mike Klein-Beekman and his fellow Oak Bay officers.
Cari Burdett performs at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge Saturday.

Opera and gypsy collide in joyful musical journey

Cari Burdett returns to Oak Bay’s Upstairs for a little dramatic gypsy cabaret

Cari Burdett performs at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge Saturday.
Serrano Imports brings a taste of Spain to Ottavio Saturday.

Deli welcomes taste of Spain

Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen hams it up with Jamon Serrano Saturday

Serrano Imports brings a taste of Spain to Ottavio Saturday.
The 2015 Oak Bay Rotary Scholarship winner Alexandra Ages awards 2016 recipient Jessica Izard’s parents with her scholarship during the second annual luncheon as Jessica is already well into her studies at Queen’s University.

Oak Bay Rotary doubles down on scholarships

Two Oak Bay High graduates benefit from Rotary and Sno’uyutth post-secondary funds

The 2015 Oak Bay Rotary Scholarship winner Alexandra Ages awards 2016 recipient Jessica Izard’s parents with her scholarship during the second annual luncheon as Jessica is already well into her studies at Queen’s University.
The deadline looms to vote for Oak Bay's potential next municipal art purchase.

Deadline nears for ArtsAlive voting

Vote using your smart phone using an app for the QR code on each plaque or at Oak Bay recreation centres, arts sponsors or municipal hall

The deadline looms to vote for Oak Bay's potential next municipal art purchase.
University of Victoria alum TJ Dawe performs his one-man show The Slipknot

Crafting art from the ground up

In Slipknot, TJ Dawe presents three monologues lamenting three terrible jobs: stock boy, truck driver and post office worker

University of Victoria alum TJ Dawe performs his one-man show The Slipknot
Camille Wood

Glamour and art top Monterey Centre’s Oak Leaves Bazaar

Monterey’s annual foray into early gift shopping set for Oct. 22; donation drop-off Oct. 17 to 20

Camille Wood
Robyn Hendry and Sarah van Kamp gather information on an Oak Bay beach to learn about marine plastic pollution in the region. The study included students from Oak Bay High and Maurick College in the Netherlands

Student study finds plastic pollution greatest at Cadboro Bay

Active local beaches more susceptible to plastics than remote shores

Robyn Hendry and Sarah van Kamp gather information on an Oak Bay beach to learn about marine plastic pollution in the region. The study included students from Oak Bay High and Maurick College in the Netherlands

Vote for your favourite sculpture: Oak Bay’s ArtsAlive voting closes Nov. 1

Deadline looms to vote for the potential next municipal art purchase

Oak Bay pleads for residents to leave leaves on the boulevard

Avoid flood hazards as storms brew on South Island

Oak Bay’s ginko seedlings – germinated from seeds of a tree that survived an atomic bomb – under heavy protection from predators.

Oak Bay nurtures peace trees for Lafayette Park

Mayors for Peace promotes spread of A-Bomb survivor trees

Oak Bay’s ginko seedlings – germinated from seeds of a tree that survived an atomic bomb – under heavy protection from predators.