Oak Bay News Staff

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Driver caught accelerating to twice the speed limit through Oak Bay school zone

Officers also responded to impaired drivers and multiple thefts last week

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
“Racing Classics” by John Horton depicts sailboats near Trial Island off the coast of Oak Bay. The painting will be featured in his <em>Maritime Impressions</em> exhibit at the Winchester Gallery until April 14.
“Racing Classics” by John Horton depicts sailboats near Trial Island off the coast of Oak Bay. The painting will be featured in his <em>Maritime Impressions</em> exhibit at the Winchester Gallery until April 14.
Oak Bay police said anyone who finds Peter can contact Oak Bay police, Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing (ROAM) or the BC SPCA. (ROAM/Facebook)

Oak Bay police seek help finding pet budgie Peter

Officers impound 3 vehicles, issue roadside prohibitions for impaired driving

Oak Bay police said anyone who finds Peter can contact Oak Bay police, Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing (ROAM) or the BC SPCA. (ROAM/Facebook)
The tribute to Fenwick Lansdowne officially lands in Oak Bay on March 29. (Courtesy Community Association of Oak Bay)

Grassroots project lands artist legacy in Oak Bay park

Tribute to famed bird painter Fenwick Lansdowne greets visitors to Queens’ Park

The tribute to Fenwick Lansdowne officially lands in Oak Bay on March 29. (Courtesy Community Association of Oak Bay)
Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Former Oak Bay man suffering from locked-in syndrome dies

Hundreds support family of well-known Oak Bay man after massive brain stem stroke

Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
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Oak Bay police nab motorist travelling 114 in a 40 km/h zone

Rental fraud, graffiti, stolen bikes and more reported to Oak Bay police last week

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Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers has shared photos of a man who allegedly snatched several hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from an Oak Bay pharmacy on March 3. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Crime Stoppers seek man accused of snatching items from Oak Bay pharmacy

Incident occurred March 3, suspect seen on camera

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers has shared photos of a man who allegedly snatched several hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from an Oak Bay pharmacy on March 3. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
A screenshot of the video tweeted by Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties as someone snatches a package off a porch then gets in a white waiting vehicle. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)

Oak Bay police chief calls out porch pirate on Twitter

‘Not a porch pirate … just a thief,’ says chief

A screenshot of the video tweeted by Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties as someone snatches a package off a porch then gets in a white waiting vehicle. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)
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Thief rips hand dryer off wall of Oak Bay business

Hit and run, theft from vehicle, scam among week’s calls to police

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Rain causes wastewater discharge in Oak Bay

Rutland Road area affected by advisory

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Following a week of complaints about vehicle stunting and racing, an Oak Bay police officer caught one of the culprits on Jan.1. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay police catch Cadboro Bay stunt driving culprit

Vehicle impounded, driver charged for tow bill and storage

Following a week of complaints about vehicle stunting and racing, an Oak Bay police officer caught one of the culprits on Jan.1. (Black Press File Photo)
Oak Bay United Church stepped back from a proposal for a rental housing development on the Granite Street property. (Black Press Media file photo)

Looking back at the top Oak Bay stories of 2020

Five stories that captured the interest of Oak Bay News readers over the past year

Oak Bay United Church stepped back from a proposal for a rental housing development on the Granite Street property. (Black Press Media file photo)
A tree fell on a truck on Lansdowne Road in Oak Bay, Dec.20, 2020. (Courtesy Lee Colegate)

Winds drop tree on truck parked in Oak Bay

Winds, rain more severe north of Malahat as rest of Island faces winter storm

A tree fell on a truck on Lansdowne Road in Oak Bay, Dec.20, 2020. (Courtesy Lee Colegate)
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Oak Bay police investigate driver who exposed himself to teen

Police say same 15-year-old saw similar man twice within a few days

(Black Press File Photo)
Andrew McBride is among those who deck out for Sea of Lights floating ship parade annually. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic sinks Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Sea of Lights

Oak Bay club encourages donations to the charities event supports

Andrew McBride is among those who deck out for Sea of Lights floating ship parade annually. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Early voting reduces election day turnout in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

An estimated 15,918 mail-in ballots requested in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Oak Bay High voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

NDP’s Rankin declared winner in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

An estimated 15,918 mail-in ballots requested in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

WorkSafe BC investigating man’s death during Oak Bay tree removal

Man was working for contracted tree removal company when incident occurred

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A woman was injured cycling, prompting road closures in Oak Bay on Oct. 16. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)

‘Erratic’ cyclists potential cause of rider injured in Oak Bay

Female cyclist was reportedly injured at Hampshire Road and Bowker Creek Avenue

A woman was injured cycling, prompting road closures in Oak Bay on Oct. 16. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)
Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)

Greater Victoria police warn of low visibility on roads due to wildfire smoke, fog

Watch for other road users, ensure headlights work, police say

Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)