Oak Bay News Staff

In the wake of a recent wind storm, Oak Bay police feel the need to remind residents barricades are used for public safety. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Tools, handicap parking pass stolen from Oak Bay vehicles

Emergency, district services use barricades to keep residents safe, remind police

In the wake of a recent wind storm, Oak Bay police feel the need to remind residents barricades are used for public safety. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A view of the Salish Sea off Cattle Point in Oak Bay. A variety of events celebrate the waters during Oceans Week Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Fort Rodd Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf events set for Oceans Week Victoria

June 3 to 12 set aside to celebrate all things ocean

A view of the Salish Sea off Cattle Point in Oak Bay. A variety of events celebrate the waters during Oceans Week Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Roads closed, 13,000 still without power on south Island in wake of spring wind storm

Race Rocks clocked fastest wind at 93 km/h on Wednesday

The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community party tradition returns for Oak Bay High’s class of 2022

Graduates gather in their finery at Willows Beach Friday

Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on a crime is asked to contact Oak Bay Police Department at 250–592-2424. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on a crime is asked to contact Oak Bay Police Department at 250–592-2424. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD watershed tour explores the surrounding forests and Rithet Creek – the main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir. (Courtesy CRD)

Greater Victoria tap water on tour from source to table

Capital Regional District Get to Know Your H2O tours return

The CRD watershed tour explores the surrounding forests and Rithet Creek – the main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir. (Courtesy CRD)
The May 15 jazz vespers at St. Philip in Oak Bay features Edie DePonte (vocals) with Joey Smith (guitar), Ryan Tandy (bass), Tony Genge (piano), Bob Watts (drums) and other musical guests. (Courtesy Bob Watt)

Oak Bay pastor officiates jazz vespers swan song

Jazz vespers is about sharing jazz that swings in a playful manner in a Christian environment

The May 15 jazz vespers at St. Philip in Oak Bay features Edie DePonte (vocals) with Joey Smith (guitar), Ryan Tandy (bass), Tony Genge (piano), Bob Watts (drums) and other musical guests. (Courtesy Bob Watt)
David Essig has recorded 20 albums of original songs, bluegrass, and country blues. He performs May 14 at The Oaks in Oak Bay. (Courtesy David Essig)

Canadian music fixture brings brand of blues to Oak Bay stage

David Essig performs May 14 at The Oaks restaurant for Ukraine fundraiser

David Essig has recorded 20 albums of original songs, bluegrass, and country blues. He performs May 14 at The Oaks in Oak Bay. (Courtesy David Essig)
Steve Meikle takes over as director of parks, recreation and culture when Ray Herman retires May 25. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Oak Bay names new director of parks, recreation and culture

Ray Herman retires from the role May 25

Steve Meikle takes over as director of parks, recreation and culture when Ray Herman retires May 25. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
A 38-year-old man is expected to appear in court in June to face charges after an Oak Bay break and enter. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bike and backpack lead to Saanich arrest for Oak Bay iPad theft

Vehicle windows smashed, nothing stolen in other reports

A 38-year-old man is expected to appear in court in June to face charges after an Oak Bay break and enter. (Black Press Media file photo)
A kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)

103-year-old hits halfway mark in Oak Bay walk for Save the Children

Veteran John Hillman plans to finish fundraiser Friday

A kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
Oak Bay Police Department members out making sure the roads were safe on April 30 at Beach and Midland roads. The work that night included one impaired driver taken off the road. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)

Saanich police arrest suspect with knife spotted boarding bus in Oak Bay

Man arrested carrying pillowcase of stolen items, police say

Oak Bay Police Department members out making sure the roads were safe on April 30 at Beach and Midland roads. The work that night included one impaired driver taken off the road. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)
Oak Bay resident John Hillman walked 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway in 2020 to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War did five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by the late Capt. Tom Moore in England. (Black Press Media file photo)

103-year-old veteran laps Oak Bay courtyard for 3rd year in Save the Children fundraiser

Party atmosphere grows music, children, dignitaries for third year

Oak Bay resident John Hillman walked 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway in 2020 to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War did five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by the late Capt. Tom Moore in England. (Black Press Media file photo)
Newcombe Singers perform Celtic Reflections on Mother’s Day, May 8 in Oak Bay’s St. Mary’s Church. (Black Press Media file photo)

Celtic song and dance storm Oak Bay stage for Mother’s Day performance

Newcombe Singers explore music from the old world and new on May 8

Newcombe Singers perform Celtic Reflections on Mother’s Day, May 8 in Oak Bay’s St. Mary’s Church. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shrek and Fiona, Elijah Bell and Gracie Vanthuyne, rehearse a scene from the CCPA production of Shrek the Musical, starting May 6 at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High. (Courtesy CCPA)

Oak Bay performing arts students tackle 40 unique characters of Shrek

Canadian College of Performing Arts’ new musical opens at Dave Dunnet theatre May 6

Shrek and Fiona, Elijah Bell and Gracie Vanthuyne, rehearse a scene from the CCPA production of Shrek the Musical, starting May 6 at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High. (Courtesy CCPA)
This bike was stolen from an Oak Bay carport on April 26. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)

Electric bike snatched from Oak Bay carport

Police tweeted a photo of the cycle on Thursday

This bike was stolen from an Oak Bay carport on April 26. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)
Art seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Tens of millions worth of art seized from Oak Bay dealer in fraud investigation

More than 1,000 pieces of art discovered in storage units in Saanich, Oak Bay, Langford

Art seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
Experiencing the park in bloom is a reason to celebrate, say the Friends of Uplands Park, who are hosting Camas Day on May 1. (Photo by Britt Swoveland)

Camas Day returns to Oak Bay park with fanfare, learning opportunities

Purple field flower a hallmark of rare Garry oak ecosystem

Experiencing the park in bloom is a reason to celebrate, say the Friends of Uplands Park, who are hosting Camas Day on May 1. (Photo by Britt Swoveland)
A police roadblock set up on Oak Bay Avenue on April 23 saw Oak Bay officers issue two tickets and conduct two sobriety tests. No one was found to be impaired. (OBPD/Twitter)

1 driver blows ‘warn’ in 3 nights of police roadblocks in Oak Bay

Trio of drivers handed excessive speeding tickets in separate stops

A police roadblock set up on Oak Bay Avenue on April 23 saw Oak Bay officers issue two tickets and conduct two sobriety tests. No one was found to be impaired. (OBPD/Twitter)