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(Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay driver flees on foot after collision on Beach Drive

Officers caught the driver shortly after

(Black Press Media file photo)
Three people were rescued by a private vessel after their canoe capsized near Oak Bay. (Courtesy of Phillip Hulme)

Three rescued after canoe capsizes near Oak Bay

Private vessel finds canoe, brings people ashore

Three people were rescued by a private vessel after their canoe capsized near Oak Bay. (Courtesy of Phillip Hulme)
The Oak Bay Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire in the 200-block of Beach Drive Sunday evening. (Courtesy of Kevin Reynolds)

Crews quickly douse garage fire in Oak Bay

Response teams maintain social distancing while investigating blaze

The Oak Bay Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire in the 200-block of Beach Drive Sunday evening. (Courtesy of Kevin Reynolds)
Residents from three different households hold happy hour at the end of their driveways on Westdowne Road as they make the best of social distancing on Thursday evening in Oak Bay. (Maureen Mitchell Photo)

Oak Bay residents on Westdowne take happy hour to the limit

Mayor shares concerns about social distancing

Residents from three different households hold happy hour at the end of their driveways on Westdowne Road as they make the best of social distancing on Thursday evening in Oak Bay. (Maureen Mitchell Photo)
Veterinarian Adam Hering pictured in the fall of 2019. Hering is out and about in Oak Bay during March to apply boosters and tests to does as part of the immuno-contraceptive program designed to reduce the deer urban deer population. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Veterinarian Adam Hering pictured in the fall of 2019. Hering is out and about in Oak Bay during March to apply boosters and tests to does as part of the immuno-contraceptive program designed to reduce the deer urban deer population. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The 2019-20 Monterey middle school ski and snowboard team. (Ken Andrews Photo)
The 2019-20 Monterey middle school ski and snowboard team. (Ken Andrews Photo)
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt likely two years from starting deer birth control efforts

The Township needs provincial approval before more impactful steps are taken

The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (Black Press Media file photo)
With acute, heavy rain events predicted as the norm on Vancouver Island, residents are urged to consider having a sump installed in basement drains. Inset photo shows water gathering above drain with faulty sump. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Find the slow leak before the big rains burst through, reminds Oak Bay mayor

Oak Bay Fire responded to 20 flooded basements on the weekend

With acute, heavy rain events predicted as the norm on Vancouver Island, residents are urged to consider having a sump installed in basement drains. Inset photo shows water gathering above drain with faulty sump. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Oak Bay residents are invited to share their feedback on municipal services in a budget questionnaire available online until Feb. 13. (Oakbay.ca Image)

Council seek Oak Bay residents’ priorities in budget questionnaire

Survey available online until Feb. 13

  • Jan 30, 2020
Oak Bay residents are invited to share their feedback on municipal services in a budget questionnaire available online until Feb. 13. (Oakbay.ca Image)
Thousands of people came out to the Oak Bay Light Up on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Avenue lights up for thousands of locals

Santa, lights, food, parade and more

  • Nov 24, 2019
Thousands of people came out to the Oak Bay Light Up on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Pumpkin Art on the Avenue is cancelled this year (Twitter/ Oak Bay Tourism)

Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village cancelled

The event is scheduled to return next year after some ‘refreshment’

The Pumpkin Art on the Avenue is cancelled this year (Twitter/ Oak Bay Tourism)
Abstract staff were seen on site at 1561 York Pl. while neighbours looked on in anger at the demolition of a 122-year-old-wall. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria developer rushes to demolish historic wall before Oak Bay applies heritage permit

Abstract Development punches holes in one of Oak Bay’s oldest stone walls

Abstract staff were seen on site at 1561 York Pl. while neighbours looked on in anger at the demolition of a 122-year-old-wall. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria
Mayor Kevin Murdoch and executive director Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen of Oak Bay Volunteer Services at the 2018 Oak Bay News Afternoon Tea. The 5th Annual Afternoon Tea is Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Carlton House. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Oak Bay community invited to News’ 5th annual readers tea

Oak Bay News, Carlton House host Sept. 17 afternoon tea

Mayor Kevin Murdoch and executive director Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen of Oak Bay Volunteer Services at the 2018 Oak Bay News Afternoon Tea. The 5th Annual Afternoon Tea is Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Carlton House. (Oak Bay News file photo)
National road race cycling champion Adam De Vos races, in the maple leaf, at the GP Quebec and Montreal races Friday and Sunday. (Photo by Eppo Karsijns, courtesy Rally/UHC)

Oak Bay national cycling champion up against world’s best in Quebec

Adam De Vos is wearing the maple leaf in Quebec’s World Tour races

National road race cycling champion Adam De Vos races, in the maple leaf, at the GP Quebec and Montreal races Friday and Sunday. (Photo by Eppo Karsijns, courtesy Rally/UHC)
PHOTOS: Sun kisses final Oak Bay Night Market of 2019

PHOTOS: Sun kisses final Oak Bay Night Market of 2019

Oak Bay Night Market will continue in 2020

PHOTOS: Sun kisses final Oak Bay Night Market of 2019
Five foodie finds in Oak Bay

Five foodie finds in Oak Bay

A food writer takes us on a trip to where the community eats

  • Aug 26, 2019
Five foodie finds in Oak Bay
Artist Daniel Cline discusses his sculpture, Harmony Humpbacks, during the June 20 walking tour of Oak Bay’s 2019 ArtsAlive sculptures. This Saturday Oak bay is hosting a bus tour, 10 a.m. to noon, that will visit ArtsAlive sculptures and pianos outside of Oak Bay Village. (Kevin Murdoch Photo)

Tours showcase sculptures, art demos in final week of Oak Bay’s Arts and Culture Days

Arts and Culture Days ends with community picnic at Carnarvon Park on Aug. 29

Artist Daniel Cline discusses his sculpture, Harmony Humpbacks, during the June 20 walking tour of Oak Bay’s 2019 ArtsAlive sculptures. This Saturday Oak bay is hosting a bus tour, 10 a.m. to noon, that will visit ArtsAlive sculptures and pianos outside of Oak Bay Village. (Kevin Murdoch Photo)
Convertibles at the Oak Bay Collector Car Festival. (Ken Agate photo)

Annual Oak Bay Collector Car Festival expects 15,000 spectators

July 28 show features a pair of super cars that won prestigious awards at the Detroit Autorama show

Convertibles at the Oak Bay Collector Car Festival. (Ken Agate photo)