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Sgt. Sandrine Perry in the Oak Bay Police Department interview room that has been softened with household features to better accommodate survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay police interview room gets a makeover

Room made less daunting for victims of trauma

Sgt. Sandrine Perry in the Oak Bay Police Department interview room that has been softened with household features to better accommodate survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay police seized a fake police badge marked ‘Special Police’ from the car of a driver who rolled through the stop sign at the intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Police seize fake police badge at traffic stop

Underage public drinking, face-to-face scams keep police busy

Oak Bay police seized a fake police badge marked ‘Special Police’ from the car of a driver who rolled through the stop sign at the intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sheila Riley, close, and Sheila Taylor, far, were two of 32 residents and staff who took part in the Berwick House's second annual Spin-A-Thon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser. The two are regulars at the weekly Berwick spinning class and on Tuesday they chose Roy Orbison's greatest hits to listen to whilst spinning. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Sheila Riley, close, and Sheila Taylor, far, were two of 32 residents and staff who took part in the Berwick House's second annual Spin-A-Thon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser. The two are regulars at the weekly Berwick spinning class and on Tuesday they chose Roy Orbison's greatest hits to listen to whilst spinning. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Amy Morrison was surprised to find a note on her windshield for parking on a public street with no restrictions in south Oak Bay where she works. (Amy Morrison Photo)

Oak Bay resident uses notes to claim street parking

‘You must have noticed, we park in front of OUR HOUSE,’ note writer says

Amy Morrison was surprised to find a note on her windshield for parking on a public street with no restrictions in south Oak Bay where she works. (Amy Morrison Photo)
Skaters take to the ice of Panama Flats in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich spikes 37-acre ALR expansion at Panama Flats

Council to explore small-scale farming at the wetlands instead

Skaters take to the ice of Panama Flats in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Police talk to daycare kids at Windsor Pavilion during the pandemic. Pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in Oak Bay traffic violations and collisions in 2020. (Oak Bay Twitter)

Oak Bay vehicle collisions dip as crime statistics remain steady

Traffic-related issues the only drop, according to police stats

Oak Bay Police talk to daycare kids at Windsor Pavilion during the pandemic. Pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in Oak Bay traffic violations and collisions in 2020. (Oak Bay Twitter)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Nathalie Chambers says the long-term plan to include agroecology style farming on parts of Panama Flats will benefit the preserved wetlands as a nature sanctuary. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Panama Flats can be both farm and parkland, councillor says

Mayor changing course on Saanich agricultural plans

Coun. Nathalie Chambers says the long-term plan to include agroecology style farming on parts of Panama Flats will benefit the preserved wetlands as a nature sanctuary. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
President Justin Stephenson of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Oak Bay, and local sailor David Taggart, with Taggart’s 27-foot Catalina sailboat in the background. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay team rescues sailor as bitter cold, rough seas compound quickly

Marine search and rescue volunteers tow boats to Oak Bay Marina

President Justin Stephenson of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station in Oak Bay, and local sailor David Taggart, with Taggart’s 27-foot Catalina sailboat in the background. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Members of the Greater Victoria Law Enforcement Torch Run committee wore their uniforms into Willows on Feb. 11 to kickstart the 2021 virtual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics B.C. (Sheri Lucas Photo)

Polar Plunge goes virtual for 2021

Oak Bay Police challenge public to plunge

Members of the Greater Victoria Law Enforcement Torch Run committee wore their uniforms into Willows on Feb. 11 to kickstart the 2021 virtual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics B.C. (Sheri Lucas Photo)
One proposal of the new Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head. For the full proposals visit connect.oakbay.ca. (Oakbay.ca Image)

Oak Bay narrows marina, Turkey Head proposal to two options

Public input sought for new-look Oak Bay Marina

One proposal of the new Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head. For the full proposals visit connect.oakbay.ca. (Oakbay.ca Image)
A witness helped police track down a driver who hit a parked car near the intersection of Elgin Road and Oak Bay Avenue. (Google Street View Screenshot)

Police nab Oak Bay Village hit-and-run driver

Police briefs from Feb. 7 to 14

A witness helped police track down a driver who hit a parked car near the intersection of Elgin Road and Oak Bay Avenue. (Google Street View Screenshot)
Oak Bay has launched a new Oak Bay Community Climate Action Working Group to develop five major recommendations, due in March, ahead of the 2020-2022 strategic plan and budget. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay’s $63 million budget has record-setting capital expenditures

Draft budget starting with a 6.5 per cent increase

Oak Bay has launched a new Oak Bay Community Climate Action Working Group to develop five major recommendations, due in March, ahead of the 2020-2022 strategic plan and budget. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)

Saanich annual wages lower per capita than Victoria, Oak Bay

Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay municipal figures from 2019 compared

(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)
A cyclist travels Beach Drive at McNeill Bay during routine water testing on Feb. 3. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sun splash silhouette in McNeill Bay

A routine water test on Beach Drive added a splash to the…

A cyclist travels Beach Drive at McNeill Bay during routine water testing on Feb. 3. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The new blinking stop signs are designed to promote road safety. ICBC chipped in for about a third of their costs. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Seven more stop signs coming to Oak Bay

Council increases engineering staff’s ability to install traffic changes

The new blinking stop signs are designed to promote road safety. ICBC chipped in for about a third of their costs. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Executive director David Lau, of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, in an upstairs bedroom of the Monterey house, adjacent to Theatre Lane, where immigrants and refugees can soon live while settling in Canada. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Council rezones refugee house in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay business association still waiting for parking lots

Executive director David Lau, of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, in an upstairs bedroom of the Monterey house, adjacent to Theatre Lane, where immigrants and refugees can soon live while settling in Canada. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
‘Roundabout’ by Janis Woode, a brass and steel sculpture with wrapped copper wire that’s 10.5 by 4.25 by 26 inches in size. The work is showing at The Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay this month. (Janis Woode Image)

Sculpting the common thread among us

At the Galleries in Greater Victoria for February

‘Roundabout’ by Janis Woode, a brass and steel sculpture with wrapped copper wire that’s 10.5 by 4.25 by 26 inches in size. The work is showing at The Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay this month. (Janis Woode Image)
Rotarian Joan Peggs, Oak Bay Beach Hotel general manager Madone Pelan, Rotarians Don O’Coffey and John Jordan, with Asha and Sheila Elworthy. Sheila Elworthy won a $25 gift certificate to Oak Bay Beach Hotel for her earlybird renewal to the Rotary’s annual Canadian flag fundraiser. (Oak Bay Rotary Club Photo)

Oak Bay’s flag rental program back for 2021

Rotary uses funds for human aid projects

Rotarian Joan Peggs, Oak Bay Beach Hotel general manager Madone Pelan, Rotarians Don O’Coffey and John Jordan, with Asha and Sheila Elworthy. Sheila Elworthy won a $25 gift certificate to Oak Bay Beach Hotel for her earlybird renewal to the Rotary’s annual Canadian flag fundraiser. (Oak Bay Rotary Club Photo)
A bear from the ArtsAlive sculpture Freshly cut stumps on Oak Bay Avenue are those of Norway maples that were planted in the 1990s. They outgrew their welcome by breaking up the sidewalks and damaging sub-ground services. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay extends ArtsAlive until August, pending artist approval

District hopes to see sculptures can stay extra four months

A bear from the ArtsAlive sculpture Freshly cut stumps on Oak Bay Avenue are those of Norway maples that were planted in the 1990s. They outgrew their welcome by breaking up the sidewalks and damaging sub-ground services. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)