Jesse Laufer

Marcel de Jong, pictured Feb. 19, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Whitecaps favourite switches to the Island

Marcel de Jong worked to end Whitecaps contract, joining Pacific FC on the ground floor

Marcel de Jong, pictured Feb. 19, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Pedestrian struck, vehicles targeted by thieves in Oak Bay

Police say the snow did not affect call volume

(Oak Bay News file photo)

Deer report goes to Oak Bay committee of the whole Tuesday evening

Heritage conservation area, arts and more to be discussed at Feb. 19 meeting

(Oak Bay News file photo)
Dan Milbrath (left) poses with his wedding ring next to his friend Chris Sibbald who found the lost ring in the snow. The ring was missing from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. (Photo: Sarah Milbrath)

Lost wedding ring found on Valentine’s Day

Dan Milbrath’s ring is back where it belongs

Dan Milbrath (left) poses with his wedding ring next to his friend Chris Sibbald who found the lost ring in the snow. The ring was missing from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. (Photo: Sarah Milbrath)
Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

A breakdown of Oak Bay candidates’ campaign spending

A look at expenses, contributions during the 2018 municipal election

Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)

Turning pro on the Island

Pacific FC’s Brad Norris-Jones talks about his journey to pro sports in Victoria

Left to right: Rob Friend, Brad Norris Jones, Josh Simpson. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
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)
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It’s award season for Oak Bay’s Young Exceptional Stars

Nominations are open for the 12th annual YES awards

(File Photo)
The Monterey Recreation Centre. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Spring cleaning starts Sunday in Oak Bay

Donations are open for the Monterey Recreation Centre’s annual annual rummage sale

The Monterey Recreation Centre. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
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)
A screenshot of Oak Bay’s 2019 citizen budget tool. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Interactive budget tool launches in Oak Bay

Citizen-created mock budgets targeting specific areas going to council

A screenshot of Oak Bay’s 2019 citizen budget tool. (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)