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The strange fish was nearly three meters long and had no scales to be seen. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

UPDATED: Rare ‘king-of-the-salmon’ washes up on Oak Bay beach

The rare type of ribbonfish was found by a man walking his dog on Rattenbury Beach.

The strange fish was nearly three meters long and had no scales to be seen. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Rocky in recovery at Wild Arc (Wild Arc Photo)

Oak Bay man saves baby squirrel in distress

Peter Wheaton became an accidental hero when he saved the animal from several vicious crows.

Rocky in recovery at Wild Arc (Wild Arc Photo)
Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry Fraser Hof (second from right, in black blazer) at Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. in October 2016, applying knowledge gained through research on commercial brewing processes to help a local industry in his home community. (UVic Photo Services)

UVic researchers to get $9.5 million boost in federal grants

The grants will go to 81 faculty members and students in natural sciences and engineering.

Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry Fraser Hof (second from right, in black blazer) at Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. in October 2016, applying knowledge gained through research on commercial brewing processes to help a local industry in his home community. (UVic Photo Services)
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Associated Press Photo)

UVic scientist asseses contamination levels from Fukushima aftermath

Radiation levels in Pacific Canadian waters from Japan’s doomed power plant are finally revealed.

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Associated Press Photo)
A derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. (Kevin McLaughlin/Contributed)

Cleanup of derelict vessels in Oak Bay delayed… again

With CRD support in limbo and an onerous federal grant process, Oak Bay is at a difficult impasse.

A derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. (Kevin McLaughlin/Contributed)
Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay

Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay

The driver was found suffering from Alzheimer’s and was “severely confused” police say.

Missing Nanaimo man crashes car in Oak Bay
Police will be more present in school zones across the province starting Sept. 5. (Black Press)

School is back in session: Slow down to 30 km/h

Police are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones as kids return to school this week.

Police will be more present in school zones across the province starting Sept. 5. (Black Press)
Stefan Dollinger, Editor-in-Chief of the Second Edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles explaining the origins of the word “canuck” and how it didn’t always have a connection to hockey. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay man revises grand dictionary of Canadianisms

Stefan Dollinger spent a decade updating the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles

Stefan Dollinger, Editor-in-Chief of the Second Edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles explaining the origins of the word “canuck” and how it didn’t always have a connection to hockey. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)

Infrastructure improvements not fast enough

McKenzie interchange, Blue Water Bridge, among many others are moving at a snail’s pace. Why?

Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”

Weaver pushes ban for farmland sales to foreigners

Leader of B.C.’s Green party Adrew Weaver to stop the hemmorage of farmland in the wrong hands.

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”
De-escalation and communication are the best ways of preventing neighbour-to-neighbour bullying. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay resident fights neighbour bullying

Ashley Migneault started neighboursagainstbullying.com to turn something negative into a positive.

De-escalation and communication are the best ways of preventing neighbour-to-neighbour bullying. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Associate Professor Emeritus Norman Ruff inspired entire generations of scholars at the university

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away
The “pinhole” trick has worked as far back as eclipses and humanity have existed because hey, it’s cheap, it’s easy, and you don’t need eye protection to see it. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

VIDEO: The eclipse in Oak Bay

Athlone Court offices take a mid-morning break to see the partial eclipse

The “pinhole” trick has worked as far back as eclipses and humanity have existed because hey, it’s cheap, it’s easy, and you don’t need eye protection to see it. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee appointments announced

Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee appointments announced

John Furlong, George Heller, Dr. Roger Jackson and Iona Campagnolo will take the lead.

Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee appointments announced
Willows Beach attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every weekend from around the world and throughout B.C. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay voted as best place to live in B.C.

The tiny district earned points for its scenery, friendliness, accessible transit and charm

Willows Beach attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every weekend from around the world and throughout B.C. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)
New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore

New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore

Eight new buses and an additional 20,000 of service planned to start this fall

New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore
Taylor Caspersen, 20, with his numerous guitars. (Contributed Photo)

Sooke musician releases self-produced debut album

Young Sooke musician Taylor Caspersen has always loved to play music for…

Taylor Caspersen, 20, with his numerous guitars. (Contributed Photo)
Marnie Carrier, left, with her daughter Alexsayah and her new book, Pacification: The Lock in our Chains (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke author gives voice to the voiceless

Writer brings the topic of sexual abuse to the forefront and how her faith helped her

Marnie Carrier, left, with her daughter Alexsayah and her new book, Pacification: The Lock in our Chains (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)
Cori Steele with her father’s ‘62 MGA 1600 Mark II (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Passionate Sooke MG owner was also dedicated volunteer

Neil Fawdry left behind a legacy with both the Victoria MG Club and the Sooke community

Cori Steele with her father’s ‘62 MGA 1600 Mark II (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke resident Ann Talbot points towards the treeline near Sooke Basin where she says she saw a perfectly-round UFO fly above. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

UFO spotted near Sooke Basin

Ann Talbot saw a large round glowing object hover and fly across the Sooke Basin last week.

Sooke resident Ann Talbot points towards the treeline near Sooke Basin where she says she saw a perfectly-round UFO fly above. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)