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A new three-storey mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Casey’s site development to add six rental units to Oak Bay market

Three-storey project promises commercial, residential space with ample bike parking

 

Oak Bay Fire was called and quickly knocked down a blaze in a 1918 home on Tod Road Jan 26. (Dan Wood/Twitter)

Firefighters douse basement blaze in 1918 Oak Bay home

Residents alerted by smoke alarms got out safely

 

Chief Ray Bernoties during his promotion ceremony in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria police chief popular on Twitter announces impending retirement

Oak Bay Chief Const. Ray Bernoties has zero plans, except to explore the man beyond the cop

 

A paddler enjoys the dog days of summer near Oak Bay Marina. In 2021, Oak Bay residents registered 1,586 dogs in the community. (Photo by Bob Harwood)
A paddler enjoys the dog days of summer near Oak Bay Marina. In 2021, Oak Bay residents registered 1,586 dogs in the community. (Photo by Bob Harwood)
Approximately 30,000 chum salmon eggs were planted in Bowker Creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Approximately 30,000 chum salmon eggs were planted in Bowker Creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Firefighter Aidan Wells is the new executive director for the Oak Bay Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

New face leads firefighter fundraising in Oak Bay

Aidan Wells started as a teen volunteer with Metchosin Fire Department

Firefighter Aidan Wells is the new executive director for the Oak Bay Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Volunteers with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - Oak Bay are ready to work on a new nine-metre vessel currently being built in Sidney. (Courtesy RCMSAR Oak Bay)

Oak Bay search and rescue volunteers ready to launch new life-saving vessel

Sidney-built 9-metre rigid hull inflatable nearly ready for sea trials

Volunteers with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - Oak Bay are ready to work on a new nine-metre vessel currently being built in Sidney. (Courtesy RCMSAR Oak Bay)
Late last year, Canada released proposed regulations for the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use items (with certain exceptions). Full implementation is expected by 2024. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward file photo)

Plastic bag ban pending in Oak Bay, forks et. al. await federal work

Canada has proposed regulations for the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use items

Late last year, Canada released proposed regulations for the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use items (with certain exceptions). Full implementation is expected by 2024. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward file photo)
The Boathouse Spa is the top in B.C. as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. (Courtesy Oak Bay Beach Hotel)
The Boathouse Spa is the top in B.C. as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. (Courtesy Oak Bay Beach Hotel)
Oak Bay is now a full member of the Te’Mexw Treaty advisory committee, made up of elected officials, staff and observers from local governments in Greater Victoria that may be impacted by the Te’mexw treaty negotiations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay lends voice to Te’Mexw treaty process

Advisory committee represents local governments impacted by treaty negotiation

Oak Bay is now a full member of the Te’Mexw Treaty advisory committee, made up of elected officials, staff and observers from local governments in Greater Victoria that may be impacted by the Te’mexw treaty negotiations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.

At The Galleries: Multi-media marks start of 2022 at galleries in Greater Victoria

Chapel showcases bittersweet story of challenges of assimilation into Canadian culture

Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.
Torches are effective for removing carpet burweed because the invasive plant has shallow roots and the flame also burns viable seeds. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Plant burning in Oak Bay park a shared experience

Parks managers from Victoria, Saanich, Nanaimo join in on carpet burweed session at Cattle Point

Torches are effective for removing carpet burweed because the invasive plant has shallow roots and the flame also burns viable seeds. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Friends of Bowker Creek Society members visit the Goldstream Hatchery to participate in a chinook salmon egg harvest. (Courtesy Gerald Harris)

Incubating salmon eggs may make early entry to Oak Bay creek bed

Volunteers hustle to repair November damage to Bowker Creek

Friends of Bowker Creek Society members visit the Goldstream Hatchery to participate in a chinook salmon egg harvest. (Courtesy Gerald Harris)
Oak Bay arts supporter Heather Wheeler died in her gallery Monday, Jan. 10. (Courtesy The Avenue Gallery)

Arts community mourns sudden death of Oak Bay gallery owner

Heather Wheeler died of a brain aneurysm Jan. 10

Oak Bay arts supporter Heather Wheeler died in her gallery Monday, Jan. 10. (Courtesy The Avenue Gallery)
A crew is set to burn carpet burweed Jan. 13 at Cattle Point. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crews take a torch to Oak Bay seaside park to battle burweed

Burns are frequent at Cattle Point to tackle the invasive plant

A crew is set to burn carpet burweed Jan. 13 at Cattle Point. (Black Press Media file photo)
Of the top 100 golf professionals in B.C. last year, 14 work Greater Victoria greens, nine of them at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay. (Victoria Golf Club/Facebook)

14 of top 100 golf pros in the province work Greater Victoria greens

Victoria Golf Club, Highland Pacific, Royal Colwood, Cordova Bay boast top teaching pros

Of the top 100 golf professionals in B.C. last year, 14 work Greater Victoria greens, nine of them at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay. (Victoria Golf Club/Facebook)
Vandals took to Oak Bay’s Windsor Park in a vehicle causing major field damage discovered Jan. 6. (Photo by Jim Beatty)

Drivers damage popular Oak Bay parks doing doughnuts in saturated soil

Ruts at Windsor, Willows won’t heal until spring

Vandals took to Oak Bay’s Windsor Park in a vehicle causing major field damage discovered Jan. 6. (Photo by Jim Beatty)
Saanich resident Mike Erwin spent nine days walking every street in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Retired man walks every street in Oak Bay to keep from ‘getting underfoot’ at home

Mike Erwin spotted several deer, a few seals, eagles and a peacock

Saanich resident Mike Erwin spent nine days walking every street in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)

Oak Bay retirement home confirms 3 cases of COVID-19 among residents

All 3 residents recovering with mild symptoms, facility administrator says

Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)
The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police seek theft, fraud suspect caught on camera

Man swiped identification, committed fraud at Victoria businesses, police say

The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)