Oak Bay News

Tina Taylor looks through the broken glass of the front door at her business, Buttons’n’Bows Fabric Store, which was broken into sometime over the Halloween weekend. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Trio of Foul Bay businesses robbed, burgled

Break-ins spike as hair salon, fabric store and market all targeted

Tina Taylor looks through the broken glass of the front door at her business, Buttons’n’Bows Fabric Store, which was broken into sometime over the Halloween weekend. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay seeks feedback for 2021 budget

Budget questionnaire now available online

Monterey middle school students Emily Sharlow-Tucker (Grade 7) and Lilian Goulstone (Grade 6) removing ivy from the Centennial Trail entrance to Anderson Hill Park (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Volunteers plant $3,200 worth of native plants in Oak Bay park

Monterey students lead ongoing reclamation of Anderson Hill

Monterey middle school students Emily Sharlow-Tucker (Grade 7) and Lilian Goulstone (Grade 6) removing ivy from the Centennial Trail entrance to Anderson Hill Park (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police ticketed a resident for failing to comply with the voluntary 14-day quarantine. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay resident issued $1,150 ticket for failing to quarantine

'We have no reason to believe they didn't understand,' police say

Oak Bay Police ticketed a resident for failing to comply with the voluntary 14-day quarantine. (Black Press File Photo)
Two youths have been banned from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after they were caught swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool around 3 a.m. on Halloween. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youths caught swimming at Oak Bay Beach Hotel at 3 a.m.

Police respond to busy Halloween week in Oak Bay

Two youths have been banned from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after they were caught swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool around 3 a.m. on Halloween. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hannah Dill and Stella Harrison with the 232-pound pumpkin that Hannah, 5, won in a contest from Save-On-Foods. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Little kid, big pumpkin in Oak Bay

Neighbour makes expert Jack-o-lantern of 232-pound gourd

Hannah Dill and Stella Harrison with the 232-pound pumpkin that Hannah, 5, won in a contest from Save-On-Foods. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The owner of Tomley Market on Foul Bay road fended off an armed robber with a knife at 7:45 p.m. on Halloween. (Google Maps Screenshot)

Store owner fends off knife-wielding robber in Oak Bay

Police arrive quickly to arrest robber at Foul Bay business

The owner of Tomley Market on Foul Bay road fended off an armed robber with a knife at 7:45 p.m. on Halloween. (Google Maps Screenshot)
Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)

Council approves wolf sculpture for Cattle Point

Artist worked on Takaya-inspired piece with Songhees approval

Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)
Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Daylight finally hits long covered stand of willow trees in Oak Bay

Volunteers remove overgrown ivy from McNeill Bay

Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay police still awesome, residents say

2020 community policing survey results released

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay a step closer to banning gas leaf blowers

Council leans toward a study on alternatives

Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

High school athletes remain on sidelines across B.C.

Recruiting for university on hiatus, future unknown

Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Haunted Oak Bay

Residents spookify houses

This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man steals $120 worth of Sharpies from Oak Bay Village

Police respond to daytime break-in and theft, among other calls last week

Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)

Victoria HarbourCats locked out of team Facebook page

Management hires legal team to solve issue

HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)
Murray Rankin has announced he will seek the nomination for the Oak Bay Gordon Head riding in the 2021 provincial election (which could happen in the fall of 2020). The former Minister of Parliament for the Victoria riding from 2012 to 2019.

New Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Murray Rankin says he will use his federal connections

Rankin said being part of NDP majority government gives him a strong voice

  • Oct 25, 2020
Murray Rankin has announced he will seek the nomination for the Oak Bay Gordon Head riding in the 2021 provincial election (which could happen in the fall of 2020). The former Minister of Parliament for the Victoria riding from 2012 to 2019.
COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at local polling stations and voters are given lots of space to safely cast their ballots. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Early voting reduces election day turnout in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

An estimated 15,918 mail-in ballots requested in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

  • Oct 24, 2020
COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at local polling stations and voters are given lots of space to safely cast their ballots. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

NDP’s Rankin declared winner in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

An estimated 15,918 mail-in ballots requested in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

  • Oct 24, 2020
Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive will get a new stop sign to become a three-way intersection. A crosswalk will be installed along Beach across King George. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Three-way stop coming to King George Terrace and Beach Drive in Oak Bay

Intersection will be first-in, first-out priority

The intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive will get a new stop sign to become a three-way intersection. A crosswalk will be installed along Beach across King George. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victim of tree-pruning death in Oak Bay identified as Australian man with ‘thirst for life’

Fundraiser set up to bring Eddie Mather home to Australia

  • Oct 23, 2020