Oak Bay News Staff

Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
Moses Point watercolour on paper by Ken Faulks at West End Gallery.
Crews burned carpet burweed marked out at Cattle Point, now the No Ivy League aims to hand-pull as much of the invasive as possible. (Black Press Media file photo)

No Ivy League meets Sundays to bust carpet burweed in Oak Bay

Weekly campaign works to rid the Cattle Point area of invasive species

Crews burned carpet burweed marked out at Cattle Point, now the No Ivy League aims to hand-pull as much of the invasive as possible. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Churchmouse Books Christmas sale raised $3,000. The second-hand book shop reopens to customers this month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Book sale shelved for COVID-19 reopens in Oak Bay

Churchmouse Books returns to regular Saturday hours starting Feb. 5

The Churchmouse Books Christmas sale raised $3,000. The second-hand book shop reopens to customers this month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
School Liaison Officer Const. Natalie Mishrigi talks to Grade 1 students about what she does and answers questions at Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/Twitter)

POLICE BRIEFS: Cabbie jilted $50 fare in Oak Bay

School liaison officer issues 5 tickets, 6 warnings to drivers in school zones

School Liaison Officer Const. Natalie Mishrigi talks to Grade 1 students about what she does and answers questions at Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/Twitter)
The Lafayette String Quartet, Joanna Hood, Sharon Stanis, Pam Highbaugh Aloni and Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, gather for a group photo at the University of Victoria, where the musicians have taught for more than three decades. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
The Lafayette String Quartet, Joanna Hood, Sharon Stanis, Pam Highbaugh Aloni and Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, gather for a group photo at the University of Victoria, where the musicians have taught for more than three decades. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
An officer stopped a driver in the 2400-block of Cadboro Bay Road after police records confirmed the vehicle was not insured. The vehicle was towed and the driver issued a $598 ticket. (Black Press Media file photo)

Garbage can lid the tool of choice in Oak Bay break and enter

Front door sound wakes homeowner at 2 a.m.

An officer stopped a driver in the 2400-block of Cadboro Bay Road after police records confirmed the vehicle was not insured. The vehicle was towed and the driver issued a $598 ticket. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Boathouse Spa is the top in B.C. as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. (Courtesy Oak Bay Beach Hotel)

Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s waterfront spa deemed best in B.C., 25th across North America

The Boathouse Spa makes Top 100 of 2021 list by Spas of America

The Boathouse Spa is the top in B.C. as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. (Courtesy Oak Bay Beach Hotel)
An online scam cost a person seeking a place to live $1,950. The fraud was reported to Oak Bay police Jan. 15, after the victim paid to secure a rental property and determinred the ad was fraudulent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver fined $167 for running red light in Oak Bay crash

Distinctive wooden cane up for claim at Oak Bay police department

An online scam cost a person seeking a place to live $1,950. The fraud was reported to Oak Bay police Jan. 15, after the victim paid to secure a rental property and determinred the ad was fraudulent. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.

At The Galleries: Multi-media marks start of 2022 at galleries in Greater Victoria

Chapel showcases bittersweet story of challenges of assimilation into Canadian culture

Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.
Oak Bay arts supporter Heather Wheeler died in her gallery Monday, Jan. 10. (Courtesy The Avenue Gallery)

Arts community mourns sudden death of Oak Bay gallery owner

Heather Wheeler died of a brain aneurysm Jan. 10

Oak Bay arts supporter Heather Wheeler died in her gallery Monday, Jan. 10. (Courtesy The Avenue Gallery)
Oak Bay police were called after a homeowner heard a loud bang at 2 a.m. from her front entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay resident awoken by early morning bang, later finds kick mark on door

Police investigating mischief after resident discovered damage early Jan. 8

Oak Bay police were called after a homeowner heard a loud bang at 2 a.m. from her front entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)
Of the top 100 golf professionals in B.C. last year, 14 work Greater Victoria greens, nine of them at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay. (Victoria Golf Club/Facebook)

14 of top 100 golf pros in the province work Greater Victoria greens

Victoria Golf Club, Highland Pacific, Royal Colwood, Cordova Bay boast top teaching pros

Of the top 100 golf professionals in B.C. last year, 14 work Greater Victoria greens, nine of them at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay. (Victoria Golf Club/Facebook)
Betty White at age 96 ahead of the PBS documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television. White died Dec. 31, and fans hope to flood animal rescue centres with cash on what would have been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

#BettyWhiteChallenge floods internet as late icon’s 100th birthday approaches

Fans take to social media to pledge $5 donations to animal welfare on Jan. 17

Betty White at age 96 ahead of the PBS documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television. White died Dec. 31, and fans hope to flood animal rescue centres with cash on what would have been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)

How to handle recycling as wild weather hampers blue box pickup in Greater Victoria

Recycling not picked up by 9 p.m. on collection day should be brought in, CRD says

Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)
Oak Bay police impounded a driver’s vehicle for 30 days after he did not provide a usable breath sample for police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police impounded a driver’s vehicle for 30 days after he did not provide a usable breath sample for police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)

Oak Bay retirement home confirms 3 cases of COVID-19 among residents

All 3 residents recovering with mild symptoms, facility administrator says

Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)
The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police seek theft, fraud suspect caught on camera

Man swiped identification, committed fraud at Victoria businesses, police say

The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Oak Bay police were called after a resident noticed a neighbour’s car idling in the driveway a long time. (Black Press Media file photo)

Idling car leads Oak Bay police to find senior in distress

Driver ticketed $167 for failing to yield after a stop sign

Oak Bay police were called after a resident noticed a neighbour’s car idling in the driveway a long time. (Black Press Media file photo)
Glenlyon Norfolk student musicians perform in the virtual Winter Wonderland concert, posted online Dec. 17. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/YouTube)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria students showcase musical skills in virtual concerts

Glenlyon Norfolk School shares winter band, choir, arts performances

Glenlyon Norfolk student musicians perform in the virtual Winter Wonderland concert, posted online Dec. 17. (Glenlyon Norfolk School/YouTube)
Sue Wittmeier sells cake at the Kiwanis Tea Room on Willows Beach. Oak Bay Kiwanis takes to the tea house each winter to sell Christmas cake and 2021 was no different. The local non-profit raises funds for its various community initiatives through the popular sale that ended mid-December. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Kiwanis funds programs with cake sales

Popular Christmas cake returns for 2021

Sue Wittmeier sells cake at the Kiwanis Tea Room on Willows Beach. Oak Bay Kiwanis takes to the tea house each winter to sell Christmas cake and 2021 was no different. The local non-profit raises funds for its various community initiatives through the popular sale that ended mid-December. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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