Natalie North

An Esquimalt resident and bus rider for 30 years

Riders brace for transit strike

People plan to drive, carpool and cycle as buses stop rolling

An Esquimalt resident and bus rider for 30 years

Tourism Oak Bay to reveal new website

Beautiful Oak Bay focuses on health, environment, heritage

Members of Oak Bay High’s earthquake preparedness committee Keith Butler

Oak Bay High prepares for the big one

School seeks donations for massive earthquake kit

Members of Oak Bay High’s earthquake preparedness committee Keith Butler

Curbside composting a year away for all Oak Bay

By next year, no one in Oak Bay will have an excuse for throwing kitchen scraps in the garbage

A scene from Hellbound?

Hellbound? Christian filmmaker challenges concept of hell

Filmmaker Kevin Miller brings the debate over hell’s existence to the screen in Hellbound?

A scene from Hellbound?
Christina Patterson

Launch Pad takes off

Watch for Bones born on the streets of Barkerville

Christina Patterson

Oak Bay values stay steady in declining market

Oak Bay and West Shore see marginal gains in residential values

Co-owner Drew Lormier sits among the empty shelves in his Cadboro Bay Road childrens’ book store Tall Tales Books after announcing the store closing.

Community effort fails Tall Tales

Despite a valiant effort by owners, the childrens’ book store closed up shop permanently on Jan. 4.

Co-owner Drew Lormier sits among the empty shelves in his Cadboro Bay Road childrens’ book store Tall Tales Books after announcing the store closing.
Michelle Schroeder leads Jules Payne through some basic yoga poses at Ajna Yoga on Theatre Lane before the two co-owners of the studio welcome their first clients of the day.

Start the year off with yoga

Ajna Yoga studio and training centre hopes to attract some new clients

Michelle Schroeder leads Jules Payne through some basic yoga poses at Ajna Yoga on Theatre Lane before the two co-owners of the studio welcome their first clients of the day.
Janet Knight

Starting fresh: New year, new resolutions

Why we make promises to ourselves and how best to achieve them

Janet Knight

Chip the tree for charity

A long-standing Oak Bay firefighters’ tradition continues this weekend

David Turpin

Outgoing UVic president not done yet

David Turpin leaves with a long list of goals for the institution he’s helmed since 2000

David Turpin
Civility and etiquette specialist Elizabeth Backman reminds people that it’s good manners to write thank-you notes for presents received over Christmas.

The Dos and Don’ts of holiday etiquette

’Tis the season for celebrating, and with the added festivities come added pressures and opportunities for more social blunders.

Civility and etiquette specialist Elizabeth Backman reminds people that it’s good manners to write thank-you notes for presents received over Christmas.
Newly homeless

CARTS delivers love every Sunday night

Al Lindskoog was hooked on CARTS from his first experience offering small comforts to some of Victoria’s most vulnerable residents.

Newly homeless
Monterey middle school students Quinton Wilson

Ecokeepers care for the land

Since Oct. 18 students in Grade 6 to 8 at Monterey middle school have removed invasive species in Anderson Hill Park

Monterey middle school students Quinton Wilson

SD 61 chair condemns proposed budget cuts

The chair of the Greater Victoria school board has spoken out against more cuts to B.C.’s education budget.

St. Michaels University Junior School students Angelina Shandro

World Vision gets students’ goats

St. Michaels University Junior School students received a surprise visit from two goats

St. Michaels University Junior School students Angelina Shandro

OB moves toward forest protection plan

Despite a tree protection bylaw, the municipality continues to lose between 100 and 120 Garry oaks annually

Bowker Avenue resident waits for tests on contaminated soil

Report on Oak Bay’s response to flooding also due Friday

Ethan Schandl smiles from atop his horse Smudges as instructor Kyrie Bond looks on during a session at the Victoria Riding for the Disabled Association.

Riding a relief from severe allergies

Pennies for Presents buoys Children’s Health Foundation

Ethan Schandl smiles from atop his horse Smudges as instructor Kyrie Bond looks on during a session at the Victoria Riding for the Disabled Association.