Christine van Reeuwyk

Oak Bay’s aquatic centre remains closed with excavation underway to repair the leak found this week by sonar after the search started Nov. 29. A reopening date is still uncertain.

Free swimming launches pool reopening Jan. 6

Oak Bay pool closed and emptied to repair a leak set to reopen Jan. 6

Oak Bay’s aquatic centre remains closed with excavation underway to repair the leak found this week by sonar after the search started Nov. 29. A reopening date is still uncertain.
Ben Harrington

Pool closure gives usual elf a Christmas vacation

Now accustomed to working Christmas Day, Ben Harrington has it off this year.

Ben Harrington
Oak Bay arts laureate Barbara Adams reminds residents that written submissions for the inaugural Oak Bay Acorn Arts Award are due Dec. 31.

Watch: Deadline looms for inaugural Acorn Arts Award

Nominations close Dec. 31 for written submissions for the 2016 Oak Bay Acorn Arts Award

Oak Bay arts laureate Barbara Adams reminds residents that written submissions for the inaugural Oak Bay Acorn Arts Award are due Dec. 31.
Resident Katie Booth acts as an elf during the Be A Santa to a Senior wrapping party at Shannon Oaks in Oak Bay.

Santa to a Senior gift wraps dignity

About 600 gifts given to seniors for Christmas 2016

Resident Katie Booth acts as an elf during the Be A Santa to a Senior wrapping party at Shannon Oaks in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay police ticket driver after pedestrian hit on the Avenue

Thwart thieves this holiday season and prepare for slick roads

Community walk kicks off a healthy 2017

Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 holidays feature free activities

From all of us at the Oak Bay News – and Santa Claus

Exclusive: Oak Bay News interviews Santa Claus

The Oak Bay News sits down with our favourite elf for a holiday Q&A

From all of us at the Oak Bay News – and Santa Claus
Oak Bay Beach Hotel conference services co-ordinator Anouk Fitzner appreciates the shifting her family does to celebrate Christmas around her work.

Hospitality staff mark Christmas with ‘warm, friendly family’ of co-workers

The energy at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel over the holidays isn’t one of gloom and loneliness

Oak Bay Beach Hotel conference services co-ordinator Anouk Fitzner appreciates the shifting her family does to celebrate Christmas around her work.
At this year's hamper party at CCPA

Hamper party brightens holidays

Nearly 150 families host a heartier Christmas than expected this week thanks to a party at Canadian College of Performing Arts in Oak Bay

At this year's hamper party at CCPA
Leadership team members Georgia Taylor and Katelyn Lueder pack shoeboxes at Oak Bay High School. Staff and students put together 125 boxes destined to bring Christmas to less fortunate children overseas.

Oak Bay High students send Christmas overseas

Grade 11 students Georgia Taylor and Katelyn Lueder hauled box after box of shoeboxes to stuff Oak Bay High teacher Roxanne Taggart’s car.

Leadership team members Georgia Taylor and Katelyn Lueder pack shoeboxes at Oak Bay High School. Staff and students put together 125 boxes destined to bring Christmas to less fortunate children overseas.
Sean Tackaberry sports a Team Hanukkah jersey while Shaye Nelissen shows off the new Team Christmas attire for this year’s Oak Bay Xmas Cup hockey tournament held on Boxing Day.

Hockey tourney helps families facing MD

Teams vie for annual Xmas Cup on Boxing Day in Oak Bay

Sean Tackaberry sports a Team Hanukkah jersey while Shaye Nelissen shows off the new Team Christmas attire for this year’s Oak Bay Xmas Cup hockey tournament held on Boxing Day.
Brandon Mullen

Jusu Bar expands to nurture the skin

Jusu expands to add four skin-care products: lotion, scrub, lip balm and bar soap

Brandon Mullen

Oak Bay OK with West Shore land swap

Land swap between Langford and Metchosin won’t see a hurdle in Oak Bay

Songhees Coun. Jackie Albany’s laying of a wreath during the Oak Bay Remembrance Day service is among the highlights of the year for Mayor Nils Jensen.

VIDEO: Mayor recalls highlights of an eventful 2016

Renewal is the theme as mayor Nils Jensen reflects on 2016

Songhees Coun. Jackie Albany’s laying of a wreath during the Oak Bay Remembrance Day service is among the highlights of the year for Mayor Nils Jensen.

Family movie, pizza party hits new theatre

Arthur Christmas will play in the Dave Dunnet theatre at Oak Bay High Dec. 22

Read the Dec. 23 edition of the Oak Bay News for an exclusive interview with Santa. The Oak Bay News recently sat down with the head elf himself earlier this month at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.  The jolly old elf shares his vision for a best Christmas eve in Oak Bay

VIDEO Santa’s coming to the Oak Bay News

Check out a sneak peek of our interview with the big man himself at Oak Bay Beach Hotel earlier this month

Read the Dec. 23 edition of the Oak Bay News for an exclusive interview with Santa. The Oak Bay News recently sat down with the head elf himself earlier this month at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.  The jolly old elf shares his vision for a best Christmas eve in Oak Bay
Coun. Hazel Braithwaite

Sewer rate philosophy up for debate


Quantity option doesn’t sit well with some of council

Coun. Hazel Braithwaite

Police investigate after man found dead in Oak Bay garage

No evidence of foul play in man's death; autopsy, toxicology report pending

The eighth annual Oak Bay Xmas Cup returns to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

Boxing Day hockey fun-raiser seeks sponsors

The eighth annual Oak Bay Xmas Cup Hockey Tournament hits the ice at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Boxing Day.

The eighth annual Oak Bay Xmas Cup returns to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.
Frigid wind and icy water cause Oak Bay HIgh students take the fastest Polar Bear Swim dip as far back as principal Dave Thomson can recall.

VIDEO: Oak Bay High students take a frigid plunge

Final day of classes before winter break starts with traditional polar bear swim

Frigid wind and icy water cause Oak Bay HIgh students take the fastest Polar Bear Swim dip as far back as principal Dave Thomson can recall.