Christine van Reeuwyk

Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Federal study on Greater Victoria migratory bird sanctuaries expected in new year

Advocate happy to see off-leash dogs forced off beaches along migratory bird sanctuary

Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Brandon Williamson, who graduated two years ago with a biology degree from the University of Victoria checks out caddisfly larvae found in Bowker Creek in Oak Bay. (Gerald Harris photo)

Out of the streambed gravel comes harbinger of waning pollution in Oak Bay creek

Volunteers find more than 30 caddisfly larvae in Bowker Creek

Brandon Williamson, who graduated two years ago with a biology degree from the University of Victoria checks out caddisfly larvae found in Bowker Creek in Oak Bay. (Gerald Harris photo)
Youth place flowers on the Oak Bay cenotaph during a previous service. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay tentatively plans in-person, streamed Remembrance Day service

Those who can mark the event virtually will leave space at the cenotaph for veterans, seniors

Youth place flowers on the Oak Bay cenotaph during a previous service. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grab and go kits for the entire family – including pets, should contain food, water, medication, prescription glasses and other basics such as a whistle, blanket, extra home and vehicle keys and flashlights. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Emergency program lead offers tips as winter storm season descends on Greater Victoria

‘Research shows that it is our neighbours who are our lifelines when there is an emergency’

Grab and go kits for the entire family – including pets, should contain food, water, medication, prescription glasses and other basics such as a whistle, blanket, extra home and vehicle keys and flashlights. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Andrew Barrett photo)

Oak Bay-based performing arts school starts season with staged comedy

Canadian College of Performing Arts presents Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land Oct. 21-24

(Andrew Barrett photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Parking, registration, owner-occupancy up for debate as suite legislation talks continue in Oak Bay

One council member ready to ‘get on with it’ as report goes back to advisory committee

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When Joan Peggs takes a walk Sunday in Oak Bay it won’t be just any walk, but one to raise funds in a bid to eradicate polio worldwide. See story on Page A7. 
(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Rotarian walks to raise awareness that polio still exists

Rotary members walk, run, cycle in a bid to eradicate crippling disease worldwide

When Joan Peggs takes a walk Sunday in Oak Bay it won’t be just any walk, but one to raise funds in a bid to eradicate polio worldwide. See story on Page A7. 
(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Sidney author fills voids in the story of famous local dog Muggins

Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay tracks development applications online

New software allows residents to see what’s in the hopper

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For the second year, COVID-19 safety concerns mean cancelling the traditional trick-or-treat on the Avenue and massive pumpkin display that fills the park off Granite Street. (Oak Bay BIA/Facebook)

No tricks or treats on Oak Bay Avenue this Halloween

Pumpkins on poles bring a little spookiness to the village

For the second year, COVID-19 safety concerns mean cancelling the traditional trick-or-treat on the Avenue and massive pumpkin display that fills the park off Granite Street. (Oak Bay BIA/Facebook)
A project between the Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) and the province sees eight boats removed from the bottom of Oak Bay. (Courtesy Wesley Roe/Dead Boat Disposal Society)

VIDEO: Oak Bay waters a graveyard for sunken vessels as Songhees target 100 in coastal B.C.

Songhees bring in Ralmax, Dead Boat Disposal Society to remove eight sunken vessels

A project between the Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) and the province sees eight boats removed from the bottom of Oak Bay. (Courtesy Wesley Roe/Dead Boat Disposal Society)
Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)

Zig-zagging black helicopter captures imaginations in Greater Victoria

Fortis conducting routine areal inspections over Greater Victoria

Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)
Oak Bay staff are seeking direction from council on how to proceed with temporary sidewalk changes. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay defers sidewalk changes debate as council meeting runs late into the night

Municipal staff seek direction on pandemic changes to pedestrian spaces

Oak Bay staff are seeking direction from council on how to proceed with temporary sidewalk changes. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)

VIDEO: A peek under the Salish Sea off the shores of Victoria

Local diver shares first-person perspective of the wonders of kelp forest

A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)
While still working on gathering in-person, the Oak Bay Toastmasters club meets every Tuesday. (Courtesy Oak Bay Toastmasters)

Shift online closes some windows, opens other doors for Oak Bay Toastmasters

Program helps member hone her voice, gain confidence in front of a crowd

While still working on gathering in-person, the Oak Bay Toastmasters club meets every Tuesday. (Courtesy Oak Bay Toastmasters)
Bella, the foal, was born chestnut and changed colour as she aged. (Courtesy Paula Leweke)

Metchosin-born horse leaps grand prix hurdles

Paula Leweke of Paula’s Horses has high hopes for Bella

Bella, the foal, was born chestnut and changed colour as she aged. (Courtesy Paula Leweke)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay secondary suites final strategy report before council Monday

Full Urban Systems report available online

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Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Council airs concerns over potential uses for former Oak Bay Lodge lands

Resident concerns forwarded to Capital Regional Hospital District

Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
An Oak Bay firefighter and child hose down the massive Halloween fire in Firefighter’s Park during a previous event. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 pandemic douses Halloween bonfire in Oak Bay

Annual Oct. 31 gathering in Firefighter’s Park cancelled for second consecutive year

An Oak Bay firefighter and child hose down the massive Halloween fire in Firefighter’s Park during a previous event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Changes to the Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road intersection are set to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor between two schools. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pedestrian safety upgrades underway on roadway between two Oak Bay schools

Traffic changes at Bowker Creek and Cadboro Bay intersection aim to slow drivers

Changes to the Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road intersection are set to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor between two schools. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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