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Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

Darren Hughes welcomed by firefighters as new Oak Bay chief

Oak Bay Fire Department gets new leadership

Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Oak Bay resident receives citizenship medal

Second generation Capital Iron owner honoured for five decades of service

Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)
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Yearly audits keep Oak Bay in check

Legislative spending allegations not an issue in Oak Bay

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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)
Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Search cancelled for Oak Bay chief administrator, interim to stay on

Lou Varela officially takes the role April 8

Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
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.
An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Police Briefs: Unlocked doors keep cops busy

Police responded to 78 calls between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27

An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Council Preview: Prospect Heritage guidelines to be presented

Also, grade 5 students will talk about single use plastics. Presentations start at 7 p.m.

Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
The draft master plan for the Carnarvon Park redevelopment, Jan. 18. (Screenshot)

Racket sports in a pickle over Oak Bay park redevelopment

New park plan takes two courts from pickleball, gives one to tennis

The draft master plan for the Carnarvon Park redevelopment, Jan. 18. (Screenshot)
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)
Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)                                Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Dumpster diving duo double fundraising goal while eating well

UVic students happily re-introduce peanut butter to their diets

Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)                                Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
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)
Recycling bins in the Oak Bay Public Works Yard, pictured January 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Oak Bay residents recycle soft-plastics for free

Residents can feel less guilty forgetting cloth bags with pilot program

Recycling bins in the Oak Bay Public Works Yard, pictured January 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)