Oak Bay News Staff

The intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive will get a new stop sign to become a three-way intersection. A crosswalk will be installed along Beach across King George.
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay resident loses $200,000 in phone scam

Breast pump machine, chocolates pilfered from unlocked vehicles

The intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive will get a new stop sign to become a three-way intersection. A crosswalk will be installed along Beach across King George.
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Ihsan Askar took pride in his Oak Bay shop, Yumbrosia Fine Foods. Askar was born in Turkey and worked as a food quality inspector in Austria before deciding to run a business in Canada. He died Dec. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay mourns popular shop owner’s death

Yumbrosia Fine Foods remains closed

Ihsan Askar took pride in his Oak Bay shop, Yumbrosia Fine Foods. Askar was born in Turkey and worked as a food quality inspector in Austria before deciding to run a business in Canada. He died Dec. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director of Oak Bay Volunteer Services, lends her voice to Volunteer BC by joining the board of directors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay leader lends voice to provincial volunteer group

Volunteer BC promotes development and value of volunteerism around the province

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director of Oak Bay Volunteer Services, lends her voice to Volunteer BC by joining the board of directors. (Black Press Media file photo)
While the east coast is set to get snow, Greater Victoria is no longer subject to snowfall warnings. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rain reigns as snow warnings lifted across Greater Victoria

Eastern Vancouver Island still expecting 10 cm at higher elevations

While the east coast is set to get snow, Greater Victoria is no longer subject to snowfall warnings. (Black Press Media file photo)
Relatives of Wilson S.C. Lai join care providers, Island Health board chair Leah Hollins, Island Health president and CEO Kathy MacNeil, hospitals foundation board chair Tom Siemens, and executive director Avery Brohman to celebrate a $5-million gift to Victoria hospitals. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

$5M donation means better care for Island residents at Greater Victoria hospitals

Foundation’s biggest donor, Lai family, donates $8M to date

Relatives of Wilson S.C. Lai join care providers, Island Health board chair Leah Hollins, Island Health president and CEO Kathy MacNeil, hospitals foundation board chair Tom Siemens, and executive director Avery Brohman to celebrate a $5-million gift to Victoria hospitals. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Oak Bay Police department seeks a suspect after a theft from a vehicle was caught on camera Dec. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Holiday humbug vandal cuts down decorations in Oak Bay

Theft from vehicle suspects caught on camera as unlocked cars remain target

Oak Bay Police department seeks a suspect after a theft from a vehicle was caught on camera Dec. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
A percentage of the sales of Spinnakers soda will be donated to The Rotary Club of Oak Bay for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Oak Bay)

Soda sales fund programs for youth at risk in Greater Victoria

Rotary Club of Oak Bay partners with Spinnakers Soda, holds 50/50 raffle benefiting 3 non-profits

A percentage of the sales of Spinnakers soda will be donated to The Rotary Club of Oak Bay for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Oak Bay)
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Time to get training: Registrations open for 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon

Organizers have fingers crossed for return to live event next May

Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
A resident reported a potential phone scam to police Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scammers get $0 in two-day job as Oak Bay resident stands her ground

Caller told woman not to go to the bank as it was an ‘inside job’

A resident reported a potential phone scam to police Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria On Stage Musical Theatre Society hosts its annual holiday concert in a streamed format Dec. 17 to 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria musical theatre group stages free Christmas show – Santa shoutouts for a fee

For $15 online viewers can submit up to three names for an on-screen shout-out

Victoria On Stage Musical Theatre Society hosts its annual holiday concert in a streamed format Dec. 17 to 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Poor driving prompts Oak Bay police to catch impaired driver

Excessive speed stop comes with 7-day impound

Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Fire Department is seeking candidates for deputy chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay seeks dynamic deputy to help lead its fire department

Public relations skills an asset to work with Oak Bay fire

Oak Bay Fire Department is seeking candidates for deputy chief. (Black Press Media file photo)
Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater overflows taint waters from Oak Bay to Saanich

As heavy rains return, CRD issues health warning for waters including Cadboro Bay

Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week of Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver refuses breath sample, Oak Bay police issue 90-day driving ban

Officers called for stolen, poorly parked cars last week

Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week of Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stefan Geisinger, 46, was last seen in the area of the Oak Bay Marina wearing a grey jacket, beige pants and blue runners. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

UPDATE: Tip leads Oak Bay police to locate missing man safe in Beacon Hill Park

Stefan Geisinger, 46, was last seen wearing a grey jacket, beige pants and blue runners

Stefan Geisinger, 46, was last seen in the area of the Oak Bay Marina wearing a grey jacket, beige pants and blue runners. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Walmart kicked off the season with its Top Toys of 2021 list late last month. (Pixabay photo)

Grumpy Care Bear rounds out Walmart Canada’s must-have retro toy list this Christmas

Spark a Miracle campaign aims to raise $200,000 for children’s hospitals

Walmart kicked off the season with its Top Toys of 2021 list late last month. (Pixabay photo)
On Nov. 23 around 3 p.m., Oak Bay firefighters quickly tended to a fire in a wall and remained on scene checking for potential extension of the fire. (Oak Bay Fire Department/Twitter)

Oak Bay fire crew douses wall fire in apartment building

Fire in 2100-block of Cadboro Bay Road impacts traffic Tuesday afternoon

On Nov. 23 around 3 p.m., Oak Bay firefighters quickly tended to a fire in a wall and remained on scene checking for potential extension of the fire. (Oak Bay Fire Department/Twitter)
A 911 caller reported a cougar in Oak Bay Nov. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Cougar report spurs police search in Oak Bay

Sighting reported to police at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Henderson Road and Neil Street

A 911 caller reported a cougar in Oak Bay Nov. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay-based artists host a show and sale Nov. 27 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

15 Oak Bay artists’ works line walls of Monterey centre

Show and sale runs Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oak Bay-based artists host a show and sale Nov. 27 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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