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Oak Bay police caught two impaired drivers on the first night of their summer check stop program. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police nab 3 impaired drivers in first 3 days of summer campaign

Department caught 3 impaired drivers during entire summer 2020 season

Oak Bay police caught two impaired drivers on the first night of their summer check stop program. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich fire departments were called to battle a blaze at an Oak Bay home Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich fire departments were called to battle a blaze at an Oak Bay home Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Monterey Middle School celebrates Grade 8 graduation June 23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay middle schoolers celebrate grad under the sun

Monterey Middle School sends off eighth-graders with outdoor fanfare

Monterey Middle School celebrates Grade 8 graduation June 23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

More talks needed to solve parking problem near Oak Bay elementary school

Parking, traffic problem conversation set to continue for St. Michaels University School

The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Oak Bay serves up facelift for tennis courts as pickleball on the move

Carnarvon Park master plan calls for courts to be removed

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The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)

3 generations of Greater Victoria family set to sail the world

, settles into tiny home on water for world travel

The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)
Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Oak Bay artist leaves land to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
The derelict lacrosse box at Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park will be transformed into the pickleball courts, using funds approved by council last month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Park user hopes for expedited updates at Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park

Park’s condition pales in comparison to others in the municipality, woman says

The derelict lacrosse box at Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park will be transformed into the pickleball courts, using funds approved by council last month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Carlton House of Oak Bay resident John Hillman is doing 102 laps around the retirement residence’s courtyard to raise money for Save the Children Canada. Hillman, 102, did 101 laps last year in a similar fundraiser. (Carlton House of Oak Bay/Facebook)

Oak Bay 102-year-old veteran plans to walk 102 laps for Save the Children

John Hillman will lap the courtyard at Carlton House for 10 days

Carlton House of Oak Bay resident John Hillman is doing 102 laps around the retirement residence’s courtyard to raise money for Save the Children Canada. Hillman, 102, did 101 laps last year in a similar fundraiser. (Carlton House of Oak Bay/Facebook)
Shaelyn Sinnott of Oak Bay Volunteer Services delivers groceries for client Irene Kenny. The organization has kept up delivery of food and medication throughout all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Oak Bay Volunteer Services)

Oak Bay volunteers keep critical services running

Duo drove between Oak Bay and Jubilee three days a week, twice a day during pandemic

Shaelyn Sinnott of Oak Bay Volunteer Services delivers groceries for client Irene Kenny. The organization has kept up delivery of food and medication throughout all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Oak Bay Volunteer Services)
Norman Mogensen sets up strings for his beans in his plot in the Oak Bay community gardens. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay gardener spends decades cultivating, improving daddy’s beans

85-year-old vegan part of the community gardens scene

Norman Mogensen sets up strings for his beans in his plot in the Oak Bay community gardens. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Now 90% complete, Vancouver Island trail forges new funding parnership

Victoria Foundation takes on Vancouver Island Trail Association; fund valued at $40,000

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School parking problems plague Oak Bay residents

Need exceeds official requirements for parking at St. Michaels school

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GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)

GardenWorks puts down new roots in Oak Bay this summer

Nursery shifts down The Avenue to fill former fitness studio space

GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)
A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay eateries sharing communal patio space in Estevan Village

The Village invested $25,000 in streetside patio, hopes to make it permanent

A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The 14th annual Oak Bay Young Exceptional Star (YES) awards June 3. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay celebrates its Young Exceptional Stars with outdoor award ceremony

Nine young people recognized in 14th annual awards

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The 14th annual Oak Bay Young Exceptional Star (YES) awards June 3. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Future grads at Oak Bay High will have greater scholarship opportunities available through the Oak Bay Rotary Club. (Black Press Media file photo)

Private donor quadruples donations to Oak Bay Rotary scholarship funds

The club has awarded more than $25,000 to Oak Bay High students

Future grads at Oak Bay High will have greater scholarship opportunities available through the Oak Bay Rotary Club. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)

Former Oak Bay recreation director goes international with Rotary

Lorna Curtis takes over as district governor on July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)
A client and a staff member embark on an art project at Oak Bay United Church. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)
A client and a staff member embark on an art project at Oak Bay United Church. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)
Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)

Silent auction by Greater Victoria real estate agents raises cash for women’s shelters

Raise the Roof auction on now through June 21, dozens of donated auction items up for bids

Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)