Christine van Reeuwyk

Musical director Tryg Renaas prepares to lead the Monterey Ukelele Club in a practice leading up to the annual luau that shifts into February this year.

VIDEO: Luau brightness bans February blahs

Annual Hawaiian Luau is at Monterey Centre Feb. 15

Musical director Tryg Renaas prepares to lead the Monterey Ukelele Club in a practice leading up to the annual luau that shifts into February this year.
The nearshore is up for discussion during a presentation Feb. 11 at Windsor Park Pavilion.

Eelgrass mappers back to talk nearshore issues

The talk Oak Bay’s Nearshore Marine Environment Challenges and Opportunities is Feb. 11 in Windsor Park Pavilion.

The nearshore is up for discussion during a presentation Feb. 11 at Windsor Park Pavilion.
The Gut Girls cast stops for a photo during the January march to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s views on women’s rights.

Social climate empowers the Gut Girls team

UVIc's Phoenix Theatre presents Sarah Daniels’ play Gut Girls

The Gut Girls cast stops for a photo during the January march to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s views on women’s rights.
Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson demonstrates her moves last summer. Neilson opened this year’s competitive gymnastics season with a silver medal on the bars at the recent Pyjama Party Invitational in the Comox Valley.

Gymnast starts season with a silver medal

Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson helped give Falcon Gymnastics a successful start to the competitive season

Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson demonstrates her moves last summer. Neilson opened this year’s competitive gymnastics season with a silver medal on the bars at the recent Pyjama Party Invitational in the Comox Valley.
Joseph Blake is confident the goal of a concert piano for the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High is within reach half-way through the planned fundraising campaign.

Piano campaign hits halfway mark

New website part of Dave Dunnet Community Theatre promotion

Joseph Blake is confident the goal of a concert piano for the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High is within reach half-way through the planned fundraising campaign.
Family tea at Oak Bay Camp in 1905.

Snapshot of early Oak Bay leads off heritage amble

Author and historian speaks Feb. 17 at the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library

Family tea at Oak Bay Camp in 1905.
Cairine Green

Heritage commission pitches a larger role in land-use

Heritage Commission hopes to have a greater role over the next two years in land use decision-making and housing policy development

Cairine Green
Aiden Leibel

WATCH: Students share the love in song

Oak Bay High choir programs benefit from singing Valentines

Aiden Leibel
Sari Alesh

Fiddling with violin for Syrian refugee

B.C. Fiddle champion Sarah Tradewell joins violinist Sari Alesh in concert

Sari Alesh
White absorbent booms encircle a sunken boat leaking diesel into the waters of Oak Bay.

Diesel dissipating from sunk boat

Booms absorbing diesel from sailboat sunk Monday morning in Oak Bay harbour

White absorbent booms encircle a sunken boat leaking diesel into the waters of Oak Bay.
A handful of residents are dealing with flooded basements after a hydrant was hit this morning (Feb. 6) at the corner of Epworth and Haultain roads. Oak Bay public works remains at the site

UPDATED: (video) Hit hydrant floods basements

Car strikes hydrant near Haultain and Epworth roads

A handful of residents are dealing with flooded basements after a hydrant was hit this morning (Feb. 6) at the corner of Epworth and Haultain roads. Oak Bay public works remains at the site
Joe Hatherill leads the Monterey Concert Band in a rehearsal ahead of the third annual We Jam for Kids

Mutual inspiration infuses annual jazz at Monterey

Intergenerational concert features dinner and music on Feb. 4

Joe Hatherill leads the Monterey Concert Band in a rehearsal ahead of the third annual We Jam for Kids
Firefighters respond to a house fire in the 900-block of Transit Road.

UPDATED: (video) Man and dog escape fire on Transit Road

Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich firefighters on the scene of 'significant fire'

Firefighters respond to a house fire in the 900-block of Transit Road.
Anna & Elizabeth perform at Oak Bay Recreation Centre Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door)

Old time stories brought to life with music

'Crankies' add to the ambience of Friday concert at Upstairs Lounge

Anna & Elizabeth perform at Oak Bay Recreation Centre Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door)
Mayor Nils Jensen

Priorities run gamut from web update to water security

Council reviews district priorities for its next session

Mayor Nils Jensen
Retiring Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson tries out a pair of old Oak Bay High theatre seats – dressed in the school’s green

WATCH: School bids farewell with flourish

School community cheers principal on to retirement

Retiring Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson tries out a pair of old Oak Bay High theatre seats – dressed in the school’s green
Linda Carswell-Bland crafted the square to represent Oak Bay on the quilt to celebrate the CRD’s 50th anniversary.

CRD quilt square to hang in Oak Bay

Quilt representing local communities honours the CRD's 50th anniversary

Linda Carswell-Bland crafted the square to represent Oak Bay on the quilt to celebrate the CRD’s 50th anniversary.
Dave Thomson retires Jan. 31 after more than a decade as principal at Oak Bay High and well beyond four decades in teaching.

Principal checks the boxes to retirement (with video)

After nearly 15 years, Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson retires

Dave Thomson retires Jan. 31 after more than a decade as principal at Oak Bay High and well beyond four decades in teaching.
Coun. Kevin Murdoch

Suites replace infill in priority for council

Advisory Planning Commission offers to begin Oak Bay housing strategy

Coun. Kevin Murdoch
Oak Bay High students – armed with paper moustaches on sticks for a 'one 'stache salute' later in the event – fill the school gym in a sendoff for longtime principal Dave Thomson today (Jan.31)

VIDEO: Roasts and toasts for Oak Bay High principal sendoff

Dave Thomson was feted, roasted and gifted with tokens and song in an hourlong event today at Oak Bay High

Oak Bay High students – armed with paper moustaches on sticks for a 'one 'stache salute' later in the event – fill the school gym in a sendoff for longtime principal Dave Thomson today (Jan.31)