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David Vest performs in Oak Bay on Friday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)

Elvis Presley, David Vest-style comes to Oak Bay

Vest performs The Music of Elvis Presley on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Lounge at Oak BayRecreation Centre

David Vest performs in Oak Bay on Friday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)
Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Colwood’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Oak Bay United Church volunteer Wendy Nesbitt helps Michaela Burke, 5, create a feel-good advent calendar during the family fun ahead of Oak Bay’s official Light Up last year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay kicks off Christmas with 18th annual light up

The lights come on Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. after an audience rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas

Oak Bay United Church volunteer Wendy Nesbitt helps Michaela Burke, 5, create a feel-good advent calendar during the family fun ahead of Oak Bay’s official Light Up last year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance

Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance

REACH – The Benefit Concert is Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church

Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance
Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

Santa’s Helpers kick off toy drive Monday in Sidney

Donors across the Peninsula help about 300 families have a happy holidays

Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
Hundreds of Oak Bay citizens and members of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations witnessed the raising of the Sno’uyutth Pole in November 2015. (Black Press file photo)

Good energy marks third annual celebration of welcome pole

Nov. 22 is Sno’uyutth day in Oak Bay with good energy at Windsor Park beginning at 7 p.m.

Hundreds of Oak Bay citizens and members of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations witnessed the raising of the Sno’uyutth Pole in November 2015. (Black Press file photo)
Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay seeks more provincial funding for deer birth control program

Increase in budget would mean 40 more deer get immunocontraception come fall 2019

Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Colin Plant joins Rebecca Mersereau at her victory party on election night. (Black Press file)

Saanich councillor leads CRD as board chair

Colin Plant vows to seek partial leave from teaching to commit to board

Colin Plant joins Rebecca Mersereau at her victory party on election night. (Black Press file)
Marijuana-related business requires rezoning in Oak Bay

Marijuana-related business requires rezoning in Oak Bay

Council plans to add cannabis laws to priorities list

Marijuana-related business requires rezoning in Oak Bay
On the eve of Nov. 2, a Boatswain from HMCS Nanaimo successfully freed a sea turtle tangled in the rigging of a buoy while investigating the buoy for contraband during Operation CARIBBE (CAF Operations/Twitter)

Victoria-based navy ship credited with sea turtle rescue

HMCS Nanaimo spots giant sea turtle while seeking contraband

On the eve of Nov. 2, a Boatswain from HMCS Nanaimo successfully freed a sea turtle tangled in the rigging of a buoy while investigating the buoy for contraband during Operation CARIBBE (CAF Operations/Twitter)
Victoria library workers vote to strike

Victoria library workers vote to strike

Talks break off between CUPE 410 and Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association

Victoria library workers vote to strike
Chairs at McNeill Bay, a digital painting and photo by Suzanne Heron.

Heavy rains cause wastewater overflows in Oak Bay, Saanich

Beaches within the affected areas are posted with public health advisory signs

Chairs at McNeill Bay, a digital painting and photo by Suzanne Heron.
Tessa McLoughlin’s co-working space, Club Kwench, launched in September 2017. (Victoria News file photo)

Victoria hosts 25-hour game marathon for charity

Nine gamers take on the Extra Life challenge to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Tessa McLoughlin’s co-working space, Club Kwench, launched in September 2017. (Victoria News file photo)
The Victoria skyline is almost hidden by smoke in August. (Travis Paterson/Black Press file photo)                                The Victoria skyline was almost hidden by smoke from wildfires this summer. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

UPDATED: Prescribed burn blamed for smoky skies in Greater Victoria

Smoke from Sooke and Shirley descended on the region Halloween night

The Victoria skyline is almost hidden by smoke in August. (Travis Paterson/Black Press file photo)                                The Victoria skyline was almost hidden by smoke from wildfires this summer. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
Don’t be spooked, McKenzie interchange shifts again

Don’t be spooked, McKenzie interchange shifts again

New southbound configuration in place until the interchange opens by late summer 2019

Don’t be spooked, McKenzie interchange shifts again
VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery

VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery

The grand prize winner can choose one of seven luxury homes around the province

VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery
A notice posted in the Anderson Hill area, of Oak Bay on Oct. 30. (Audrey Wang/Facebook)

Cougar sighting unconfirmed in Oak Bay

Police called out Wednesday, couldn’t find traces of a wild cat

A notice posted in the Anderson Hill area, of Oak Bay on Oct. 30. (Audrey Wang/Facebook)
Halloween festivities abound around the region. Oak Bay’s Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue, and evening bonfire at Fireman’s Park are always highlights. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Halloween roundup: Bonfires and fireworks in Greater Victoria

Events in Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Colwood, Sidney, North Saanich, Central Saanich

Halloween festivities abound around the region. Oak Bay’s Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue, and evening bonfire at Fireman’s Park are always highlights. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the 2019 Junior Superheroes Calendar. The launch is in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 3. (Courtesy Help Fill A Dream)                                A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the 2019 Junior Superheroes Calendar. The launch is in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 3. (Courtesy Help Fill A Dream)

Superkids help Greater Victoria families fulfill dreams

Annual calendar launches in Sidney with proceeds going to Help Fill a Dream

A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the 2019 Junior Superheroes Calendar. The launch is in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 3. (Courtesy Help Fill A Dream)                                A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the 2019 Junior Superheroes Calendar. The launch is in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 3. (Courtesy Help Fill A Dream)
Third ‘recycle and reuse’ store opens in Saanich

Third ‘recycle and reuse’ store opens in Saanich

Tillicum ReStore a bonus for home builders and bargain hunters alike

Third ‘recycle and reuse’ store opens in Saanich