Oak Bay News Staff

CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)

Oak Bay-based performing arts students rally to present digital year-end musical during pandemic

Canadian College of Performing Arts offers a taste of the show online Saturday

CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
The parking lot at Willows Beach Park joins those across the region now closed to the public. (@OakBayPolice/Twitter)

Oak Bay closes parking near Willows Beach

The parking lot will remain closed until further notice

The parking lot at Willows Beach Park joins those across the region now closed to the public. (@OakBayPolice/Twitter)
Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties, left, takes over this summer when Chief Constable Andy Brinton retires. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Police Chief Const. Andy Brinton passes the torch this summer

Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties to take over position in September

Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties, left, takes over this summer when Chief Constable Andy Brinton retires. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Oak Bay resident lost $10,000 after a scammer told them they were an RCMP officer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay resident loses $10,000 to scammer pretending to be RCMP

This is the second time this person has been targeted by scammers

An Oak Bay resident lost $10,000 after a scammer told them they were an RCMP officer. (Black Press Media file photo)
For the second Philanthropint Series flavour, 49 Below teamed up with Tarn from Dumpling Drop for a Thai Milk Tea ice cream. (49below.ca)

Boutique ice cream business crafts ‘philanthropint’ to give back

49 Below Ice Cream concocts enough flavour to make 64 meals for Our Place

For the second Philanthropint Series flavour, 49 Below teamed up with Tarn from Dumpling Drop for a Thai Milk Tea ice cream. (49below.ca)
Members of the Oak Bay and Victoria fire departments were on scene at a small electrical fire Tuesday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Electrical fire caught by chance in South Oak Bay home

Homeowners, Oak Bay Fire with a ‘good save’ on Lyn Crescent

Members of the Oak Bay and Victoria fire departments were on scene at a small electrical fire Tuesday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Scouts Jacob and Joshua Cunliffe with friend Rhys White during the 5th Garry Oak Scouts annual post-holiday bottle drive on Saturday. (5th Garry Oak Scouts Photo)

Oak Bay scouts top $6,200 with post-holiday bottle drive

Annual fundraiser covers 90 routes in Oak Bay

Scouts Jacob and Joshua Cunliffe with friend Rhys White during the 5th Garry Oak Scouts annual post-holiday bottle drive on Saturday. (5th Garry Oak Scouts Photo)
The driver of a Fiat closed a portion of Foul Bay Road Friday afternoon after she crashed into a Garry oak. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Single car crash closes Foul Bay Road Friday afternoon

Driver crashes into Garry oak tree

The driver of a Fiat closed a portion of Foul Bay Road Friday afternoon after she crashed into a Garry oak. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police are looking for a man they say stole from a local liquor store on more than one occasion. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police search for ‘prolific’ tequila thief

Man has tried to steal liquor from local liquor store ‘on several occasions’

Oak Bay Police are looking for a man they say stole from a local liquor store on more than one occasion. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Meyloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)

Oak Bay’s top stories of 2019

The death of a beloved community member, a controversial speaker and a historical wall all caught readers’ attention

Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Meyloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)
Oak Bay police responded to a glass break alarm at the Liquor Plus liquor store in the 2500 block of Cadboro Bay Road on Dec. 29 around 3:30 a.m. Two male suspects smashed the front door glass using a rock. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

VIDEO: Oak Bay liquor store robbery caught on camera

Police also investigate pedestrian struck, recyclables stolen over holidays

Oak Bay police responded to a glass break alarm at the Liquor Plus liquor store in the 2500 block of Cadboro Bay Road on Dec. 29 around 3:30 a.m. Two male suspects smashed the front door glass using a rock. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Oak Bay Bays guard Lucas Maffia at the free-throw line during the 2019 Gary Taylor Classic at Oak Bay High. Maffia was awarded player of the game for the final, an 88-80 win over St. Peter’s of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of Norm Lebus)

UVic hosts high school basketball meet to warm up the season

Bays enter tourney on a winning note

Oak Bay Bays guard Lucas Maffia at the free-throw line during the 2019 Gary Taylor Classic at Oak Bay High. Maffia was awarded player of the game for the final, an 88-80 win over St. Peter’s of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of Norm Lebus)
Gem of a Victoria Hospice fundraiser opens during Oak Bay Gallery Walk

Gem of a Victoria Hospice fundraiser opens during Oak Bay Gallery Walk

Event runs Nov. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Oak Bay Village

Gem of a Victoria Hospice fundraiser opens during Oak Bay Gallery Walk
Oak Leaves Bazaar fills the halls of Monterey this weekend

Oak Leaves Bazaar fills the halls of Monterey this weekend

Oktoberfest warms up the crowd for Saturday’s sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oak Leaves Bazaar fills the halls of Monterey this weekend
Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Police expect second arrest ‘in the very near future’ after armed robbery

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint
Members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island showed up to protest federal government’s lack of climate action during a funding announcement by the Minister of Environment in Oak Bay on Monday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Protester threatens citizen’s arrest at federal government event in Oak Bay

Police escort protester away after confronting federal minister

Members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island showed up to protest federal government’s lack of climate action during a funding announcement by the Minister of Environment in Oak Bay on Monday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay police bring woman spotted walking in hospital pyjamas back to shore

Oak Bay police bring woman spotted walking in hospital pyjamas back to shore

Woman ultimately located near Cattle Point, taken to hospital

Oak Bay police bring woman spotted walking in hospital pyjamas back to shore
Const. Sandrine Perry of the Oak Bay Police spins on the trainer to draw attention to the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock raffle sale at the first Oak Bay Night Market of the year, June 12. Perry and her husband, paramedic Jason Perry with B.C. Ambulance, are riding the 2019 Tour de Rock, a two-week, 1,000km journey to raise money for paediatric cancer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay Village Night Market kicks off

More than 100 local vendors featured

Const. Sandrine Perry of the Oak Bay Police spins on the trainer to draw attention to the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock raffle sale at the first Oak Bay Night Market of the year, June 12. Perry and her husband, paramedic Jason Perry with B.C. Ambulance, are riding the 2019 Tour de Rock, a two-week, 1,000km journey to raise money for paediatric cancer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Celebrate Canada’s birthday early with a party at municipal hall in Oak Bay on June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Canada Day comes early with Oak Bay celebration

Fun continues with first free concert in the park Friday evening

Celebrate Canada’s birthday early with a party at municipal hall in Oak Bay on June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. (Oak Bay News file photo)
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture kicks off the live music series with Victoria locals the Soul Shakers on June 28. (soulshakers.ca)

Soul Shakers kick off free outdoor concerts in Oak Bay

Music fills the air at Willows Beach Park for series of concerts this summer

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture kicks off the live music series with Victoria locals the Soul Shakers on June 28. (soulshakers.ca)