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The EA-18G Growler. As modified versions of the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, Growlers provide critical electronic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. (Photo via Boeing)

Growler noise continues to grate on Oak Bay residents

Noise from fighter aircraft may be related to athmospheric conditions, says U.S. Navy spokesperson.

The EA-18G Growler. As modified versions of the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, Growlers provide critical electronic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. (Photo via Boeing)
The EA-18G Growler. As modified versions of the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, Growlers provide critical electronic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to other joint forces. (Photo via Boeing)

Growlers continue to growl at Oak Bay, Victoria residents

Noise from fighter aircraft may be related to athmospheric conditions, says U.S. Navy spokesperson.

The EA-18G Growler. As modified versions of the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, Growlers provide critical electronic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to other joint forces. (Photo via Boeing)
Craig Mount, left, with his son Gareth. The duo recently completed a documentary about two Oak Bay Second World War veterans. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Second World War veterans highlighted in Oak Bay father-son project

Before earning his Chief Scouts Award, Gareth Mount wanted to create something special with his dad

Craig Mount, left, with his son Gareth. The duo recently completed a documentary about two Oak Bay Second World War veterans. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Drivers urged to pay attention when opening car doors

Drivers urged to pay attention when opening car doors

Two cyclist collisions with doors in recent weeks prompts extra caution

Drivers urged to pay attention when opening car doors
Oak Bay Police. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Mexican timeshare scam returns to Oak Bay

The long-known scam has claimed yet another victim

Oak Bay Police. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Glenna Garramone, arts and culture programmer for Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture, plays a lovely tune on a painted piano in Estevan Village. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay embarks on Arts and Culture Week

Bowker Creek Brush Up, baroque kick off events Sunday

Glenna Garramone, arts and culture programmer for Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture, plays a lovely tune on a painted piano in Estevan Village. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Part of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Photo via Universal Studios)

Outdoor movie night coming soon to Oak Bay

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will be shown at Windsor Park on Aug. 18

Part of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Photo via Universal Studios)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

VIDEO: Oak Bay residents find shade during incoming heat wave

Sitting by the water in the shade and drinking cold water in a hot sun is the way to go.

Willows Beach in Oak Bay (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Miura owner Robert Maitland, winner of the 2017 Oak Bay News Hot Wheels Award with Oak Bay News publisher Janet Gairdner (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Classic Lambo steals the show in Oak Bay classic car fest

A rare 1968 Lamborghini Miura made a surprise appearance during last weekend’s Oak Bay car show.

Miura owner Robert Maitland, winner of the 2017 Oak Bay News Hot Wheels Award with Oak Bay News publisher Janet Gairdner (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Fintan O’Brien will return to Oak Bay as a three-piece band for this year’s summer concert series in Willows Beach Park. (Photo via Facebook)

Summer Concert in the Park series presents Fintan O’Brien

Willows Beach Park is going to fill again with crowds and good tunes come Aug. 3

Fintan O’Brien will return to Oak Bay as a three-piece band for this year’s summer concert series in Willows Beach Park. (Photo via Facebook)
Jaguars fill Windsor Park with cool, classic hot wheels

Jaguars fill Windsor Park with cool, classic hot wheels

Hundreds of Jaguar cars, old and new turned out for Saturdays event.

Jaguars fill Windsor Park with cool, classic hot wheels
Oak Bay Fire Department. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay firefighters kept busy with beach fires

Nine beach fires in nine days, says Oak Bay Fire Chief David Cockle

Oak Bay Fire Department. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Left: Smoke billowing 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. Right: Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, taken by Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortreses used in the attack. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

Hiroshima and Nakasaki bombings to be remembered

Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen proclaims Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 as Hiroshima and Nakasaki Day

Left: Smoke billowing 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. Right: Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, taken by Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortreses used in the attack. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)
École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall

École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall

Two portables built in-house by the district will go to Willows Elementary, one to Quadra Elementary

École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall
Police Briefs: Impaired driver causes three-vehicle crash

Police Briefs: Impaired driver causes three-vehicle crash

Theft of cellos from UVic campus, vehicle sideswiped, and cyclist knocked out by car door

Police Briefs: Impaired driver causes three-vehicle crash
Start your engines for the Oak Bay Avenue car festival

Start your engines for the Oak Bay Avenue car festival

Oak Bay Ave will once again be bustling with tailfins, V8s and a whole lot of hot wheels.

Start your engines for the Oak Bay Avenue car festival
Janet Morningstar with her Jaguar XK8, which she will bring to the upcoming Jaguar car show. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Get ready for some British class with upcoming Jaguar car show

This year’s 13th annual event in Windsor Park will be on July 29

Janet Morningstar with her Jaguar XK8, which she will bring to the upcoming Jaguar car show. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Ryan Tonkin (Contributed)

UVic PhD students get doctoral awards

Ryan Tonkin and Ryan Beaton take the centre stage to personal achievements.

Ryan Tonkin (Contributed)
A donor brings in supplies at the Disaster Aid Canada warehouse in Esquimalt. (Contributed photo)

Oak Bay community pitches in relief effort for wildfire evacuees

A relief effort for more than 37,000 displaced British Columbians due to…

A donor brings in supplies at the Disaster Aid Canada warehouse in Esquimalt. (Contributed photo)
Dylan Neal and Bruce Boxleitner on the set of Gourmet Detective, during filming on Oak Bay Avenue the morning of July 19. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Filming spotlights Oak Bay Ave

Gourmet Detective is back for its second shoot in Oak Bay.

Dylan Neal and Bruce Boxleitner on the set of Gourmet Detective, during filming on Oak Bay Avenue the morning of July 19. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)