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An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Oak Bay Police seek unlocked truck stolen overnight

White Toyota Highlander (licence plate FF6 77E) stolen after spare key left inside

An Oak Bay police vehicle, pictured Jan. 10. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Polar Plunge hits Willows Beach to raise funds for Special Olympics

Second annual Vancouver Island event Feb. 17 targets $25k

COLD FOR A CAUSE Staff Sgt. Raj Sandhu (centre), in charge of operations at the West Shore RCMP’s Langford detachment, and RCMP spokesperson Const. Matthew Baker (right) after an icy dip in the waters of Willows Beach as part of the inaugural Polar Plunge on Sunday. Dozens of people took part in the event which raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics British Columbia. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Wide tires are a bonus, but clothing is key to winter cycling

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap
An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Liquor, cash taken in Oak Bay break and enter

Police seek suspect or suspects on bike

An Oak Bay police vehicle. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)

Canadian premiere of NYC musical coming to Oak Bay United Church

Vancouver’s Debi Wong stars in Oh Death, Rock Me Asleep, Feb. 9

(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)
The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Neighbours concerned over lack Willows School consultations

Residents worry field will turn into a trailer park without input

The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)
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The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Local food banks get surprise call from Starbucks

The Oak Bay Ave. location will be donating baked goods to two groups in Greater Victoria

The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

Darren Hughes welcomed by firefighters as new Oak Bay chief

Oak Bay Fire Department gets new leadership

Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Oak Bay resident receives citizenship medal

Second generation Capital Iron owner honoured for five decades of service

Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)
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Yearly audits keep Oak Bay in check

Legislative spending allegations not an issue in Oak Bay

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Tax increases coming, says Oak Bay Mayor

Increases are needed to address Oak Bay’s infrastructure deficits, says Kevin Murdoch

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The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)

Increase taxes to fix roads, says Oak Bay resident

‘Get the money now and do it now before it becomes un-repairable and you have to rebuild everything.’

The potholes and fill job along Heron Street in Oak Bay. (Tamara Lechner photo)
Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Search cancelled for Oak Bay chief administrator, interim to stay on

Lou Varela officially takes the role April 8

Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

GNS students inspire Oak Bay to re-examine plastic bag ban

Grade 5 students present case for council to ban single-use plastics

Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).

WATCH: 1938 Firefighter helmet passed to new Chief

Chief Dave Cockle passed along the helmet to incoming Chief Darren Hughes

Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).
Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.

Resident explores heritage designation to halt art placement in Oak Bay

Arts committee seeks provincial permission to environmentally install shoreline sculpture

Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.
Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Council Preview: Prospect Heritage guidelines to be presented

Also, grade 5 students will talk about single use plastics. Presentations start at 7 p.m.

Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
The draft master plan for the Carnarvon Park redevelopment, Jan. 18. (Screenshot)

Racket sports in a pickle over Oak Bay park redevelopment

New park plan takes two courts from pickleball, gives one to tennis

The draft master plan for the Carnarvon Park redevelopment, Jan. 18. (Screenshot)
Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Blossoms are tinting streets pink across Greater Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria