Christine van Reeuwyk

Saira Waters and Tasha Noble host the fifth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event Friday, Sept. 22 at the Robert Bateman Centre. (Submitted photo)

Modern Real Estate raises the bar for Raise the Roof for Shelter

Raise the Roof for Shelter runs Friday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Bateman Centre

Saira Waters and Tasha Noble host the fifth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event Friday, Sept. 22 at the Robert Bateman Centre. (Submitted photo)
Video: Seven personalities provide a ride in Pianorama 2

Video: Seven personalities provide a ride in Pianorama 2

Pianorama 2 is Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay

Video: Seven personalities provide a ride in Pianorama 2
Yvonne Van Ruskenveld leads a cemetery tour. She brings her historical knowledge to Windsor Park Pavilion Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)

Heritage talk explores women’s roles in old Oak Bay

More Than Homebodies - Women of Early Oak Bay is Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Windsor Park Pavilion

Yvonne Van Ruskenveld leads a cemetery tour. She brings her historical knowledge to Windsor Park Pavilion Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)
Ottavio thanks 20 years of community with blowout celebration

Ottavio thanks 20 years of community with blowout celebration

‘We built this with our customers, side by side’

Ottavio thanks 20 years of community with blowout celebration
Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser

Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser

Cockle planned ahead and posted more than $2,000 bail to stay on the job today

Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser
Oak Bay police launch online community survey

Oak Bay police launch online community survey

Public input needed for five-year strategic planning

Oak Bay police launch online community survey
Suburban Wild: The absent ones

Suburban Wild: The absent ones

Barbara Julien is a local writer and nature enthusiast

Suburban Wild: The absent ones
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)

CRD board agrees on new Regional Transportation Service

Service still met with opposition from some West Shore mayors

Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
Island travel inspires Gage showcase

Island travel inspires Gage showcase

The Ferry runs Sept. 19 to Oct. 7 at the Gage Gallery

Island travel inspires Gage showcase
Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay

Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay

Oak Bay Watch hosts meeting for residents to air concerns

Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay
Carver Charles Elliot speaks during the rededication of the S,YEWE Legend Pole at the University of Victoria Sept. 12. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

UVic rededicates S,YEWE legend pole

Elliot work underwent rot repairs before being replaced at the university quad

Carver Charles Elliot speaks during the rededication of the S,YEWE Legend Pole at the University of Victoria Sept. 12. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Police say the vehicle had extensive damage as the driver collided with a pole

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone
Oak Bay man pens poems for MS Society of Canada

Oak Bay man pens poems for MS Society of Canada

Apple Man sales raise $6,000 for society

Oak Bay man pens poems for MS Society of Canada
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, left, UVic’s Gayle Gorrill and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen rided the Shake Zone 8.0 earthquake simulator at the university in 2016. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)                                Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, left, UVic’s Gayle Gorrill and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen rided the Shake Zone 8.0 earthquake simulator at the university last year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Quake Cottage tours south Island region starting Saturday

Oak Bay and the University of Victoria bring the Quake Cottage to the UVic ShakeZone Sept. 12

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, left, UVic’s Gayle Gorrill and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen rided the Shake Zone 8.0 earthquake simulator at the university in 2016. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)                                Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, left, UVic’s Gayle Gorrill and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen rided the Shake Zone 8.0 earthquake simulator at the university last year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Hot salmon dinner, music to the ears of Kiwanis Pavilion residents

Hot salmon dinner, music to the ears of Kiwanis Pavilion residents

Kiwanis fundraiser makes $1,800 for new-to-them piano

Hot salmon dinner, music to the ears of Kiwanis Pavilion residents
The piano at Turkey Head is among those for sale as the season ends. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay’s art pianos up for sale

Cabaret fundraiser set for Oct. 5 at Oak Bay Marina

The piano at Turkey Head is among those for sale as the season ends. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Coun. Eric Zhelka and his son Phillip Chang Zhelka pull weeds along Bowker Creek Friday, Aug. 25. Volunteers are welcome again on Fridays, Sept. 1, 15 and 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Weeds return to Bowker Creek

Volunteers spend Friday mornings weeding the waterway near Oak Bay High

Coun. Eric Zhelka and his son Phillip Chang Zhelka pull weeds along Bowker Creek Friday, Aug. 25. Volunteers are welcome again on Fridays, Sept. 1, 15 and 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
An Evening with Nahid Sewell on September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Victoria Golf Club on 1110 Beach Dr. This event is presented in partnership with the Victoria Golf Club and sponsored by Investors Group – Victoria Downtown Region Office.

Author interlude funds Victoria Women’s Transition House programs

The Ruby Tear Catcher – An Iranian Woman’s Story of Intolerance writer at Victoria Golf Club Sept. 15

An Evening with Nahid Sewell on September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Victoria Golf Club on 1110 Beach Dr. This event is presented in partnership with the Victoria Golf Club and sponsored by Investors Group – Victoria Downtown Region Office.
Walk, a pop up show and sale starts with an artist reception Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 2351 Central Ave.

Central Stores shop showcases Walk, a pop up art show and sale

Oak Bay artists combines playful sketches with ceramics alongside oils

Walk, a pop up show and sale starts with an artist reception Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 2351 Central Ave.
With Light the Night slated for the evening, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, hosts Blood Cancer 101 during the day Sept. 15 at Windsor Park Pavilion. (The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada photo)

Blood Cancer 101 comes to Oak Bay

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada offers education for newly diagnosed and family

With Light the Night slated for the evening, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, hosts Blood Cancer 101 during the day Sept. 15 at Windsor Park Pavilion. (The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada photo)