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Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Owners say loss of parking pushes businesses to the brink

New Penny Farthing patio ‘will be like New Orleans, or Las Vegas’

Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall

First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall

Province awards $316,000 towards first stage of campus cycling plan

First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall
Larry McCann, author of Imagining Uplands, John Olmsted’s Masterpiece of Residential Design, has died. The Oak Bay historian is lovingly remembered as a dedicated educator, researcher and advocate for Oak Bay’s Uplands neighbourhood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay educator, historian remembered for dedication to Uplands neighbourhood

Larry McCann studied, wrote about and protected heritage area

Larry McCann, author of Imagining Uplands, John Olmsted’s Masterpiece of Residential Design, has died. The Oak Bay historian is lovingly remembered as a dedicated educator, researcher and advocate for Oak Bay’s Uplands neighbourhood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove

Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove

Duo pleased with 11-foot Digitalus purpurea

Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove
Ruth and Dean restaurant in Estevan Village expanded onto the sidewalk as of June 17, taking advantage of Oak Bay’s temporary laws. In this case, the sidewalk was large enough to accommodate tables, though that’s not the case in all of Victoria, notes Walk On, Victoria, advocacy group. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Pedestrian advocate says pandemic has paved way for more walkable communities

Walk On, Victoria encouraged by traffic closures and expanded patios

Ruth and Dean restaurant in Estevan Village expanded onto the sidewalk as of June 17, taking advantage of Oak Bay’s temporary laws. In this case, the sidewalk was large enough to accommodate tables, though that’s not the case in all of Victoria, notes Walk On, Victoria, advocacy group. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Grass clippings dumped onto a municipal garbage can outside Anderson Hill Park on Saturday (June 6). (Christina Johnson-Dean Photo )

Add yard waste to the trash being dumped at Oak Bay’s Anderson Hill Park

Park volunteers pull endless stream of trash from Anderson Hill

Grass clippings dumped onto a municipal garbage can outside Anderson Hill Park on Saturday (June 6). (Christina Johnson-Dean Photo )
Royal Navy veteran Ron Telfer, 89, was surprised to receive 35 masks from the Korean government on Wednesday as a thank you for his service during the Korean War. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Korean government surprises Oak Bay veteran with gift of masks

Scottish-raised resident celebrates gift of 35 KF94 masks

Royal Navy veteran Ron Telfer, 89, was surprised to receive 35 masks from the Korean government on Wednesday as a thank you for his service during the Korean War. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Yes, the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society program to innocculate does with contraception is working, despite Oak Bay residents noticing a number of fawns, says a UWSS representative. The fawns are from a control group of does who were not given the contraception. (Black Press News Media file photo)

Oak Bay deer project working despite new fawns appearing

Deer contraception project clarifies confusion about fawns

Yes, the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society program to innocculate does with contraception is working, despite Oak Bay residents noticing a number of fawns, says a UWSS representative. The fawns are from a control group of does who were not given the contraception. (Black Press News Media file photo)
At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
At The Galleries: Madrona Gallery reopens for 10th anniversary
Sisters Finnley Shultz, 10, and Everly Shultz, 8, with their grandmother, Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney, at a disclosed spot that is one of the clues of the Bike to Work Week’s Oak Bay Scavenger Hunt that’s now posted on the Bike to Work Week website. The hint? A garden named after the last of a line of princes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Cycling scavenger hunt comes to Tweed City

Cyclists scour Oak Bay for clues in Bike to Work Week event

Sisters Finnley Shultz, 10, and Everly Shultz, 8, with their grandmother, Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney, at a disclosed spot that is one of the clues of the Bike to Work Week’s Oak Bay Scavenger Hunt that’s now posted on the Bike to Work Week website. The hint? A garden named after the last of a line of princes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)

Oak Bay resident stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Oak Bay resident Jacques Sirois happened upon an eagle hunting a yearling seal. (Photo courtesy Jacques Sirois)
John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old Oak Bay veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Big nature exhibits featured in this month’s At the Galleries

Big nature exhibits featured in this month’s At the Galleries

Zoom, Facetime bring art fans to the gallery

Big nature exhibits featured in this month’s At the Galleries
Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

101-year-old Oak Bay resident doing 101 laps for charity

Carlton House resident raising money for children

Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Parking has been temporarily removed from the north side of Oak Bay Avenue on both sides of the Village to make space for pedestrians. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Parking removed from Oak Bay Avenue for pedestrians

Seasonal ban on dogs at Willows Beach now in effect

Parking has been temporarily removed from the north side of Oak Bay Avenue on both sides of the Village to make space for pedestrians. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Raj Sahota’s new deck railing earned two visits from the Oak Bay bylaw officer, a stop-work order and a follow-up, for repairing the home without a permit. (Courtesy Raj Sahota)

Uplands homeowner given stop-work order for deck railing

Oak Bay resident in dispute after replacing rotten materials

Raj Sahota’s new deck railing earned two visits from the Oak Bay bylaw officer, a stop-work order and a follow-up, for repairing the home without a permit. (Courtesy Raj Sahota)
Oak Bay Police arrested a 48-year-old man with outstanding warrants. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Oak Bay Police arrested a 48-year-old man with outstanding warrants. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Pandemic brings changes to fire department operations

Pandemic brings changes to fire department operations

New challenges faced by first responders

Pandemic brings changes to fire department operations
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Locals cycle along the Esplanade on Easter Sunday, taking advantage of the temporary closure to vehicles (local traffic permitted). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to consider additional road closures for social distancing

Road closures ‘have to be worth it,’ mayor says

Locals cycle along the Esplanade on Easter Sunday, taking advantage of the temporary closure to vehicles (local traffic permitted). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)