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Edie DaPonte, left, and Maureen Washington will perform together live at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s upstairs lounge. (Contributed photos)

Local divas take to the Oak Bay upstairs lounge this Friday

The dinner and a show event on Sept. 29 will feature Maureen Washington and Edie DaPonte

Edie DaPonte, left, and Maureen Washington will perform together live at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s upstairs lounge. (Contributed photos)
The strange fish was nearly three meters long and had no scales to be seen. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

UPDATED: Rare ‘king-of-the-salmon’ washes up on Oak Bay beach

The rare type of ribbonfish was found by a man walking his dog on Rattenbury Beach.

The strange fish was nearly three meters long and had no scales to be seen. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay Mayor and council will be attending next week’s UBCM meeting in Vancouver. From top row left, Coun. Michelle Kirby, Tom Croft, Hazel Braithwaite, Kevin Murdoch (bottom row, from left) Coun. Tara Ney, Mayor Nils Jensen and Coun. Eric Zhelka. (Oak Bay District Photo)

Marijuana regulation, derelict boats major topics at upcoming UBCM

Oak Bay’s mayor and council will bring local matters to a provincial table next week.

Oak Bay Mayor and council will be attending next week’s UBCM meeting in Vancouver. From top row left, Coun. Michelle Kirby, Tom Croft, Hazel Braithwaite, Kevin Murdoch (bottom row, from left) Coun. Tara Ney, Mayor Nils Jensen and Coun. Eric Zhelka. (Oak Bay District Photo)
Oak Bay United Church board chair Cheryl Thomas was the first to announce the church’s plans for redevelopment and aim towards an affordable housing project. (Oak Bay News file photo

Oak Bay United Church to improve public engagement process

Congregation hopes to shed more light on redevelopment plans with local residents.

Oak Bay United Church board chair Cheryl Thomas was the first to announce the church’s plans for redevelopment and aim towards an affordable housing project. (Oak Bay News file photo
Eva Maas, left, with Genevieve Pring (back) Layla, Cassidy and Stephanie Flegg, and Chris Olstead show their support for the fight against leukemia and cancer during the Light the Night event last week at Windsor Park. Participants carried either a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Lanterns signify support for those facing blood cancers

Walkers showed their support for the fight against leukemia and other blood…

Eva Maas, left, with Genevieve Pring (back) Layla, Cassidy and Stephanie Flegg, and Chris Olstead show their support for the fight against leukemia and cancer during the Light the Night event last week at Windsor Park. Participants carried either a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay council considering new town hall meeting format

Oak Bay council considering new town hall meeting format

Councillors hope to find a better way of engaging the public on all kinds of topics and issues.

Oak Bay council considering new town hall meeting format
Quick peek at tonight’s Oak Bay council meeting

Quick peek at tonight’s Oak Bay council meeting

Derelict boats issue returns, along with several reports from parks and rec, and other good stuff.

Quick peek at tonight’s Oak Bay council meeting
Oak Bay High School students sort out garbage as part of their science class project. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay High School ups recycling program

Students were tasked to sort, weigh and study just how much garbage they were producing.

Oak Bay High School students sort out garbage as part of their science class project. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Rocky in recovery at Wild Arc (Wild Arc Photo)

Oak Bay man saves baby squirrel in distress

Peter Wheaton became an accidental hero when he saved the animal from several vicious crows.

Rocky in recovery at Wild Arc (Wild Arc Photo)
Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry Fraser Hof (second from right, in black blazer) at Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. in October 2016, applying knowledge gained through research on commercial brewing processes to help a local industry in his home community. (UVic Photo Services)

UVic researchers to get $9.5 million boost in federal grants

The grants will go to 81 faculty members and students in natural sciences and engineering.

Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry Fraser Hof (second from right, in black blazer) at Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. in October 2016, applying knowledge gained through research on commercial brewing processes to help a local industry in his home community. (UVic Photo Services)
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Associated Press Photo)

UVic scientist asseses contamination levels from Fukushima aftermath

Radiation levels in Pacific Canadian waters from Japan’s doomed power plant are finally revealed.

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Associated Press Photo)
David Gogo, left, and Tim Williams. (Contributed)

Gogo, Williams, ready to rock this Friday at Oak Bay Rec

Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s upstairs lounge.

David Gogo, left, and Tim Williams. (Contributed)
A derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. (Kevin McLaughlin/Contributed)

Cleanup of derelict vessels in Oak Bay delayed… again

With CRD support in limbo and an onerous federal grant process, Oak Bay is at a difficult impasse.

A derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. (Kevin McLaughlin/Contributed)
Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen presenting Joan Halvorsen with a volunteer award. Halvorsen retired after 37 years of service with the Oak Bay Volunteers. (Hazel Braithwaite/Contributed)

Local volunteer awarded for 37 years of service to Oak Bay

Joan Halvorsen began with the Oak Bay Volunteer Society on Dec. 1, 1979.

Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen presenting Joan Halvorsen with a volunteer award. Halvorsen retired after 37 years of service with the Oak Bay Volunteers. (Hazel Braithwaite/Contributed)
Oak Bay council approves funding for new survey equipment

Oak Bay council approves funding for new survey equipment

Telus Future Homes coming soon to downtown Oak Bay, new lining slated for aging pipes, and more.

Oak Bay council approves funding for new survey equipment
Oak Bay council meeting at a glance

Oak Bay council meeting at a glance

Designation of a new historical building, update on derelict boat cleanup, and more tonight.

Oak Bay council meeting at a glance
The Monterey Open House attracted hundreds to the Monterey Recreation Centre to check out more than 30 local clubs in sports, hobbies and arts. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Monterey clubs show off for visitors

Guests flock to annual open house to peruse offerings for those aged 50-plus

The Monterey Open House attracted hundreds to the Monterey Recreation Centre to check out more than 30 local clubs in sports, hobbies and arts. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay Police respond to 101 calls for service

Oak Bay Police respond to 101 calls for service

Calls include minor vehicle accidents, property theft and neighbourhood disputes, says deputy chief.

Oak Bay Police respond to 101 calls for service
Luke Franssen, left, with his friend Ronan Brookes build a curious structure in the sand at Willows Beach despite the dark smokey skies. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Luke Franssen, left, with his friend Ronan Brookes build a curious structure in the sand at Willows Beach despite the dark smokey skies. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay

Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay

The driver was found suffering from Alzheimer’s and was “severely confused” police say.

Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay