Oak Bay News Staff

Selina Williams, formerly director of corporate services for the district, takes over as chief administrative officer this month in Oak Bay. (Courtesy of District of Oak Bay)

Oak Bay promotes familiar face to fill chief administrator role

Former director of corporate services takes the district helm

Selina Williams, formerly director of corporate services for the district, takes over as chief administrative officer this month in Oak Bay. (Courtesy of District of Oak Bay)
A trio of baby squirrels is healing at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (BC SPCA photo)

Windstorm, falls from trees leave 10 baby squirrels in care at West Shore rehab

Fundraiser launched for 3 infant squirrels with broken legs at Wild ARC

A trio of baby squirrels is healing at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (BC SPCA photo)
Oak Bay police are on the lookout for a suspect spotted trying to steal a lockbox of apartment keys on April 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Alleged drunk driver gets 90-day driving ban after cyclist hit in Oak Bay

Article leads reader to report pillowcase found in alleyway

Oak Bay police are on the lookout for a suspect spotted trying to steal a lockbox of apartment keys on April 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Hillman, then 102, laps the courtyard at Carlton House during his 2021 fundraiser for Save the Children. This year, the Oak Bay veteran invites young people to take the daily walks with him. (Black Press Media file photo)

103-year-old Oak Bay veteran invites youth to join Save the Children fundraiser

Senior looks forward to 103 laps of the courtyard to help children worldwide

John Hillman, then 102, laps the courtyard at Carlton House during his 2021 fundraiser for Save the Children. This year, the Oak Bay veteran invites young people to take the daily walks with him. (Black Press Media file photo)
Faro at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, which was recently honoured as Employer of the Year at the 2022 Vancouver Island Tourism Conference Industry Awards. Faro was previously listed on the inaugural 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining list by opentable.com. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Beach Hotel)

5 Vancouver Island tourism teams earn top accolades

Oak Bay Beach Hotel best employer, Malahat SkyWalk voted people’s choice

Faro at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, which was recently honoured as Employer of the Year at the 2022 Vancouver Island Tourism Conference Industry Awards. Faro was previously listed on the inaugural 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining list by opentable.com. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Beach Hotel)
Legendary country blues guitarist David Essig brings his talents to The Oaks in Oak Bay on May 14 for a show benefitting Ukrainian refugees. (davidessig.com)

David Essig playing fundraiser show in Oak Bay for Ukrainian refugees

Legendary country blues guitarist brings his talents to town for May 14 show

Legendary country blues guitarist David Essig brings his talents to The Oaks in Oak Bay on May 14 for a show benefitting Ukrainian refugees. (davidessig.com)
An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. Police responded to a total of 74 calls for service between April 4 and 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police investigating string of break and enters

‘L’ driver slapped with slew of fines, had car impounded for impaired driving

An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. Police responded to a total of 74 calls for service between April 4 and 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Second crime scene linked to violent 2017 Oak Bay attack

Police hoping new evidence will lead to a suspect

The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Oak Bay News file photo)
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Spring means wild baby animals out and about, reminds Island animal rehab centre

Wild ARC cared for 438 animals hit by cars or orphaned in 2021

Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Chum fry swim in Bowker Creek before heading for the Salish Sea. (Friends of Bowker Creek Society/Facebook)

VIDEO: Oak Bay society shares thrill of finding fish fry swimming in Bowker

Nearly 30,000 eggs were planted in January; hopes they’ll return for winter 2024

Chum fry swim in Bowker Creek before heading for the Salish Sea. (Friends of Bowker Creek Society/Facebook)
An Oak Bay Police Department (OBPD) car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teen injured after being hit by driver in marked Oak Bay crosswalk

Second driver ticketed for crashing into parked vehicle

An Oak Bay Police Department (OBPD) car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High is a hub of activity as students, alumni and Rotary gather for a bottle drive to repair the track behind the school. (Courtesy of Daphne Good)

PHOTOS: Alumni, students, Rotarians collect cash in bottle form at Oak Bay High

Drive returns to school parking lot April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oak Bay High is a hub of activity as students, alumni and Rotary gather for a bottle drive to repair the track behind the school. (Courtesy of Daphne Good)
The University of Victoria is hosting six weeks of climate cafes on campus and in Victoria now through May 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria brews tea and climate talk gatherings

Cafes invite community-based discussion groups to share thoughts on climate change

The University of Victoria is hosting six weeks of climate cafes on campus and in Victoria now through May 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay’s interim deputy fire chief Frank Macdonald takes over as chief April 1 after Fire Chief Darren Hughes retires. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Longtime Saanich firefighter takes over as Oak Bay chief

Interim deputy Frank Macdonald takes over April 1

Oak Bay’s interim deputy fire chief Frank Macdonald takes over as chief April 1 after Fire Chief Darren Hughes retires. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay police continue to focus on distracted driving, charging six drivers with using an electronic device while driving last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich, Oak Bay police arrest man wanted on weapons charges

Officers ticket 6 distracted drivers over the week

Oak Bay police continue to focus on distracted driving, charging six drivers with using an electronic device while driving last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)

Youth orchestra explores symphonic style with spring show at UVic

Concert includes La forza del destino, Finlandia, Op. 26 and Rhenish

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)
Photographer Mikhail Palinchak lends images from his war-torn home country to a Victoria showcase and silent auction to raise funds for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. (Photo by Mikhail Palinchak)

Photos from Ukraine help teens Rise Together for Victoria fundraiser

Oak Bay philanthropists raising money for Canada-Ukraine Foundation with May 11-13 show

Photographer Mikhail Palinchak lends images from his war-torn home country to a Victoria showcase and silent auction to raise funds for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. (Photo by Mikhail Palinchak)
The north edge of Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bowker Creek section collapses near Oak Bay Recreation Centre

District asks public to avoid the area

The north edge of Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)
The stop sign on Windsor Road at Newport Avenue. Oak Bay police stopped two drivers for excessive speed on Newport March 16. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay cops stop 2 drivers going double the speed limit in 1 night

Officers issue 14 distracted driving tickets over the week

The stop sign on Windsor Road at Newport Avenue. Oak Bay police stopped two drivers for excessive speed on Newport March 16. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay hosts a virtual town hall meeting March 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay hosts virtual town hall

Public determines direction for March 24 meeting

Oak Bay hosts a virtual town hall meeting March 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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