Oak Bay News Staff

Deputy leader Lisa Gunderson is the BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, party leader Sonia Furstenau announced Jan. 19. (Courtesy BC Green Party)

BC Greens prep for potential snap election, name Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidate

Lisa Gunderson is an anti-racism and equity consultant and educator

Deputy leader Lisa Gunderson is the BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, party leader Sonia Furstenau announced Jan. 19. (Courtesy BC Green Party)
Arnold Lim’s photo of carver Howard La Fortune took second place for best feature photo for circulation 10,000 and over. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

National awards shine spotlight on Greater Victoria journalists

Black Press Media recognized at Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Arnold Lim’s photo of carver Howard La Fortune took second place for best feature photo for circulation 10,000 and over. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
About 70 people enjoy warm weather to kick off 2023 with the traditional Mayor’s Walk on Jan. 1 in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay kicks off 2023 with a walk in the park

Warm community stroll, cookie and coffee levee mark positive start to the year

About 70 people enjoy warm weather to kick off 2023 with the traditional Mayor’s Walk on Jan. 1 in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)
Sponsor Revera Living’s entry in the 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase the premier fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)

Hogwarts hall the people’s choice in Victoria’s magical gingerbread fundraiser

$74,000 the frosting on the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria

Sponsor Revera Living’s entry in the 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase the premier fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)
Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Windy Wednesday expected for Greater Victoria with gusts of 90 km/h

40 per cent chance of rain also predicted by Environment Canada

Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 drivers start new year with hefty fines after speeding through Oak Bay

Tools taken, recovered by VicPD, among calls to Oak Bay police last week

Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)
These wide-mouthed Adams Peanut Butter jars are used for storing formula, fluids and food, helping staff and volunteers keep hungry bellies full at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Wild ARC wants Greater Victoria peanut butter fans to divert glass jars from the blue box

‘They’re glass and metal, we can keep them clean and sanitized between uses’

These wide-mouthed Adams Peanut Butter jars are used for storing formula, fluids and food, helping staff and volunteers keep hungry bellies full at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Oak Bay Marine Group owns and operates Oak Bay Marina (pictured), North Saanich Marina, Ladysmith Marina and Pedder Bay RV Resort and Marina in Metchosin as well as several restaurants. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Marine Group marks 60 years with national corporate culture award

Group’s Oregon Ripley’s named franchise of the year

Oak Bay Marine Group owns and operates Oak Bay Marina (pictured), North Saanich Marina, Ladysmith Marina and Pedder Bay RV Resort and Marina in Metchosin as well as several restaurants. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay officers seek information after a jogger was frightened by white van while that appeared to be following them on Dec. 29 around 8 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek suspect after jogger followed by white panel van in Oak Bay

Other calls to police last week include a failed e-bike theft

Oak Bay officers seek information after a jogger was frightened by white van while that appeared to be following them on Dec. 29 around 8 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The top single family residence in B.C. this year is 3160 Humber Rd. at $16,828,000. The Oak Bay waterfront home is also the fifth priciest residential property on Vancouver Island according to BC Assessment rolls. (Google maps)

Lavish $16.8M Oak Bay home tops Island’s ‘single-family residence’ assessment

Oak Bay sees 9% jump in average residential single-family home property value

The top single family residence in B.C. this year is 3160 Humber Rd. at $16,828,000. The Oak Bay waterfront home is also the fifth priciest residential property on Vancouver Island according to BC Assessment rolls. (Google maps)
Monterey announced the loss of longtime recreation programmer Joanne Donohue. (Kevin Light Photography)

A look back at Oak Bay’s most-read stories of 2022

Five stories that captured the interest of Oak Bay News readers

Monterey announced the loss of longtime recreation programmer Joanne Donohue. (Kevin Light Photography)
Oak Bay police hope to reunite a ring found near Uplands Park on Christmas Day with its rightful owner. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Return of precious family heirloom brightens the holidays for Victoria woman

Lost family ring found atop the snow in Uplands Park on Christmas Day

Oak Bay police hope to reunite a ring found near Uplands Park on Christmas Day with its rightful owner. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Wild weather delayed Oak Bay leaf pickup in 2022 which means residents will see staff out and about picking up into the new year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Delays to the 2022 Oak Bay leaf pickup program means residents will see staff out and about collecting into the new year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Fall leaf pickup rolls right into winter for Oak Bay residents

Leaf pickup started in mid October and continues into January

Wild weather delayed Oak Bay leaf pickup in 2022 which means residents will see staff out and about picking up into the new year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Delays to the 2022 Oak Bay leaf pickup program means residents will see staff out and about collecting into the new year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Const. Lauren Grekul of the Oak Bay Police Department rolls up her sleeves to donate blood alongside fellow members of the Capital Regional District Integrated Roadside Safety Unit. (OBPD/Twitter)
Const. Lauren Grekul of the Oak Bay Police Department rolls up her sleeves to donate blood alongside fellow members of the Capital Regional District Integrated Roadside Safety Unit. (OBPD/Twitter)
The Oak Bay Police Department teams up with Old Farm Market to deliver Christmas toy drive donations. (Oak Bay police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police reunite cold and lost elderly woman with her family

Drunk man yelling at folks, woman breaking house arrest among the calls to police last week

The Oak Bay Police Department teams up with Old Farm Market to deliver Christmas toy drive donations. (Oak Bay police/Twitter)
Give the gift of flight this Christmas with a series of stuffed birds that make noise courtesy of the BC SPCA. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Feed a bird in need this holiday season with BC SPCA gift program

Adopt an owl at Wild ARC and get a stuffed great horned owl to keep

Give the gift of flight this Christmas with a series of stuffed birds that make noise courtesy of the BC SPCA. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
BCZ0214, a new mom, spotted in the busy waters south of Victoria. (Joe Zelwietro photo – Humpback Whales of the Salish Sea/Facebook)

Humpback comeback: More whales spotted in Salish Sea this year than any other

‘The Salish Sea has become the whale equivalent of a busy school zone’

BCZ0214, a new mom, spotted in the busy waters south of Victoria. (Joe Zelwietro photo – Humpback Whales of the Salish Sea/Facebook)
A man could face time behind bars after Oak Bay police say he broke a court-ordered curfew. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fraud convict busted after curfew in Oak Bay could face jail time

Other calls to Oak Bay police include a business hit for metal theft – twice

A man could face time behind bars after Oak Bay police say he broke a court-ordered curfew. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay Bays go head-to-head against the Kelowna Owls in the championship final at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

Oak Bay Bays crowned kings of the court at Tsumura Basketball Invitational

Team undefeated en route to capturing title at Langley Events Centre

The Oak Bay Bays go head-to-head against the Kelowna Owls in the championship final at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)
Winds are expected to ease early Saturday morning but may mix with local high tides at 8 a.m. creating high water levels along beaches. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria wind warning tangles with high tide Saturday morning

Winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected late Friday afternoon

Winds are expected to ease early Saturday morning but may mix with local high tides at 8 a.m. creating high water levels along beaches. (Black Press Media file photo)
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