Oak Bay got a glimpse of the preliminary review primed a proposal for Cadboro Bay Road and Bowker Avenue prior to its pitch to the Advisory Planning Commission in January.
Oak Bay-based HeeHaw Horseradish shared news of its handshake deal with a Dragon, made in May and televised in December.
The Oak Bay
Bavington family sought $75,000 for 15 per cent of the business and Dragons Joe Mimran, John Treliving and Manjit Minhas made matching offers.
The did a hand shake deal on the show with Minhas. In the end, they plan to maintain the family business.
The former Oak Bay orca Tilikum, famous for his showmanship and infamous for trainer deaths, died.
The male orca moved from Oak Bay’s Sealand of the Pacific to SeaWorld Orlando, Florida in January 1992.
Sealand of the Pacific closed in the wake of the first trainer death attributed to Tilikum – the drowning of 21-year-old Keltie Byrne.
Tilikum was responsible for two more deaths at SeaWorld – in 1999 a guest evaded security and stayed in the orca enclosure overnight and was found dead in the morning, and SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
Former conservation officer Bryce Casavant announced he would provincial NDP nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
A group motivated to keep waterways clear started 2017 with a code of conduct to guide its goals.
Catalyzed by too many irresponsible owners, Oak Bay Maritime Community Association members specifically hope to deal with derelict boats.
The group includes about 40 area residents, mostly boat owners, and is dedicated to working together for the preservation and enhancement of the local maritime community.
First responder skills kicked in when Lt. Jason Joynson, an Oak Bay firefighter, came across a man trying to offer CPR. Joynson was driving home recently and spotted a man performing CPR roadside. He deflected special recognition, pointing to the community that came together.