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Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)

Council approves wolf sculpture for Cattle Point

Artist worked on Takaya-inspired piece with Songhees approval

Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)
Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Daylight finally hits long covered stand of willow trees in Oak Bay

Volunteers remove overgrown ivy from McNeill Bay

Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay police still awesome, residents say

2020 community policing survey results released

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay a step closer to banning gas leaf blowers

Council leans toward a study on alternatives

Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

High school athletes remain on sidelines across B.C.

Recruiting for university on hiatus, future unknown

Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Haunted Oak Bay

Residents spookify houses

This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man steals $120 worth of Sharpies from Oak Bay Village

Police respond to daytime break-in and theft, among other calls last week

Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)

Victoria HarbourCats locked out of team Facebook page

Management hires legal team to solve issue

HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)
Residents enjoy the annual Halloween Trick or Treat on Oak Bay Avenue. (Robert Harwood Photo)

No Halloween, Christmas events in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay to host series of Winter Markets

Residents enjoy the annual Halloween Trick or Treat on Oak Bay Avenue. (Robert Harwood Photo)
Plastic Ocean by Oak Bay resident Gabriela Hirt is in the Federation of Canadian Artist’s “Crisis” exhibition on now in Vancouver. (Gabriela Hirt/cropped to fit)

Oak Bay artist wins juried show in Vancouver

Pair of Oak Bay artists part of ‘Crisis’ exhibition

Plastic Ocean by Oak Bay resident Gabriela Hirt is in the Federation of Canadian Artist’s “Crisis” exhibition on now in Vancouver. (Gabriela Hirt/cropped to fit)
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)

Three-way stop coming to King George Terrace and Beach Drive in Oak Bay

Intersection will be first-in, first-out priority

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 expanded the sidewalk onto Oak Bay Avenue in the Village to accommodate for social distancing in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay expands sidewalks to accommodate social distancing

Changes make room for visitors to Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay expanded the sidewalk onto Oak Bay Avenue in the Village to accommodate for social distancing in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Takaya inspired sculpture currently in Kent Laforme’s outdoor studio. The 25,000-pound piece of Vancouver Island marble could be installed on Cattle Point. (Kevin Murdoch Photo)

Stone Takaya sculpture could soon ‘howl’ at Cattle Point

Oak Bay inviting public suggestions for 25,000-pound marble sculpture

The Takaya inspired sculpture currently in Kent Laforme’s outdoor studio. The 25,000-pound piece of Vancouver Island marble could be installed on Cattle Point. (Kevin Murdoch Photo)
Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Tree-pruning community gathers in Oak Bay after tragic death

Crews met in solidarity at site of Tuesday incident

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Turkey Head Walkway. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay community sees untapped potential in Turkey Head

Part 3 of a closer look at Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head

The Turkey Head Walkway. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A mature Garry oak fell onto Richmond Road on Oct. 13 near Camosun College Lansdowne campus. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Garry oak crashes down onto Richmond Road

Saanich responded to 59 tree-related calls

A mature Garry oak fell onto Richmond Road on Oct. 13 near Camosun College Lansdowne campus. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Kildonan mansion at 931 Foul Bay Rd. is part of the Oak Bay heritage registry. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay declines Kildonan House permissive tax exemption

Council briefs include new transformer for Oak Bay Rec., strata policy

The Kildonan mansion at 931 Foul Bay Rd. is part of the Oak Bay heritage registry. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A 23-foot sailboat that broke free from its anchor was smashed against Cattle Point during the early October south-easterly storms. (Ron Geezin Photo)

Storm-smashed boat pulled off rocks of Cattle Point in Oak Bay

Sailboat a casualty of last week’s big storms

A 23-foot sailboat that broke free from its anchor was smashed against Cattle Point during the early October south-easterly storms. (Ron Geezin Photo)
Chocolatier Bob Attwell is in the former Casey’s Market at the intersection of St. Patrick Street and Central Avenue. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Lifelong chocolatier quietly opens in old Casey’s Market in Oak Bay

Bob Attwell adds housemade chocolates, sandwiches to ice cream shop

Chocolatier Bob Attwell is in the former Casey’s Market at the intersection of St. Patrick Street and Central Avenue. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The newly opened Turkey Head 'car lot' and clamshell roof of Oak Bay Marina as captured in the Oak Bay Leader in April of 1964. (Oak Bay Archives)

It took two years, $500,000 to build Oak Bay Marina in 1964

Part 2 of a look at Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head

The newly opened Turkey Head 'car lot' and clamshell roof of Oak Bay Marina as captured in the Oak Bay Leader in April of 1964. (Oak Bay Archives)