Oak Bay News unveils new digital look

Your community newspaper shifts into a new website to better serve readers

Today is the dawning of a new day, for your community newspaper, the Oak Bay News.

The media landscape has been revolutionized in recent years and at the Oak Bay News we are positioned to make use of new technology to serve our readers better.

We updated our website to optimize the digital experience for our readers as we continually strive to improve our online product, along with maintaining our twice-a-week print edition.

The new site allows us to post up-to-the minute breaking news, community features, sports stories and opinion columns faster and easier than ever before.

Today we launch our new website (but with the same address – www.oakbaynews.com) to bring you the news, information and advertising in the way you want it, on your mobile phone, tablet or computer and our traditional newspaper form.

On the main ‘Home’ screen you’ll find a rundown of the day’s top stories from Oak Bay, as well as regional, provincial and national stories that impact us locally.

In the top right-hand corner you’ll find our latest video post. These are produced primarily by our team here at the Oak Bay News and sister publications in the Black Press family, but we welcome any and all user submissions as well.

To do that, you can get in touch with us via the ‘Contact’ menu item at the top of our page, where news tips and photos can be submitted.

This is your community news outlet and we want to hear from you.

“The team is excited about the functions the new website contains and how easily our readers can connect,” said Christine van Reeuwyk, Oak Bay News acting editor. “This updated technology allows us to share community news in an efficient and timely way, which we hope readers will embrace and see as their go-to information source.”

Scrolling down from the main ‘Home’ screen, you’ll find a section featuring eight more fresh and topical stories.

Further, you’ll find sections for Video, Community, News, Sports and a new feature called Buzz – items creating chatter around social media and the proverbial water cooler – as well as our most read stories from the past week and the latest e-Edition of our print product.

We welcome any questions or comments with regards to our new website. Feel free to get in touch with us at editor@oakbaynews.com or publisher@oakbaynews.com.

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