Oak Bay News Staff

Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Oak Bay fills vacant director of community building, planning role

Andre Boel joins district staff July 12

Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
An Oak Bay resident narrowly missed becoming a victim to the parcel scam. (Unsplash photo)

Oak Bay resident recognizes parcel scam in the nick of time

Police issue tips after parcel scam nearly succeeds

An Oak Bay resident narrowly missed becoming a victim to the parcel scam. (Unsplash photo)
A teen accused of graffiti in Oak Bay will face restorative justice rather than criminal charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police refer teen to restorative justice after graffiti call

Stolen car recovered near where it was last seen

A teen accused of graffiti in Oak Bay will face restorative justice rather than criminal charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local members Brent Jansen, skip, and Donna Blackstock, lead, celebrate a win at the Jubilee Pairs Open tournament at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Various Greater Victoria lawn bowling clubs sent 20 teams to the competition. (Photo by Gloria Brown)

Oak Bay lawn bowlers win Jubilee Pairs on local greens

Burger and Bowls tournament next on tap for the Carnarvon Park club

Local members Brent Jansen, skip, and Donna Blackstock, lead, celebrate a win at the Jubilee Pairs Open tournament at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Various Greater Victoria lawn bowling clubs sent 20 teams to the competition. (Photo by Gloria Brown)
CRD vice chair Rebecca Mersereau, left, awards Tahlia Cook the inaugural Nils Jensen Memorial Bursary Award alongside the late mayor’s son Nicholas Jensen and widow Jean Thomas. (Courtesy CRD)

Environment, water security at the heart of Nils Jensen memorial bursary

Late Oak Bay mayor led regional water commission for 12 years

CRD vice chair Rebecca Mersereau, left, awards Tahlia Cook the inaugural Nils Jensen Memorial Bursary Award alongside the late mayor’s son Nicholas Jensen and widow Jean Thomas. (Courtesy CRD)
Operation Trackshoes returns to Centennial Stadium at the University of Victoria with a scaled-back, one-day event June 11. (Google Maps)

Operation Trackshoes returns with scaled-back event at University of Victoria

June 11 games, barbecue brings together athletes, spectators, supporters

Operation Trackshoes returns to Centennial Stadium at the University of Victoria with a scaled-back, one-day event June 11. (Google Maps)
An Oak Bay school reports ongoing theft and damage for several months adds up to about $1,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay car theft victim spots car being driven just blocks away

Grey, 4-door Toyota Corolla reported stolen June 4

An Oak Bay school reports ongoing theft and damage for several months adds up to about $1,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Scott Stevens is all smiles after winning the PGA Tour Canada’s Royal Beach Victoria Open on a third playoff hole against fellow American Jake Knapp at Uplands Golf Club. Stevens carded his fourth straight birdie to seal the win. (Royal Beach Victoria Open/Facebook)

Sunday playoff drama at the Royal Beach Victoria Open

Scott Stevens birdie betters Jake Knapp on 3rd playoff hole; Joey Savoie top Canadian

Scott Stevens is all smiles after winning the PGA Tour Canada’s Royal Beach Victoria Open on a third playoff hole against fellow American Jake Knapp at Uplands Golf Club. Stevens carded his fourth straight birdie to seal the win. (Royal Beach Victoria Open/Facebook)
The Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride host three Creekside Concerts this summer featuring bicycle-powered live music and poetry. (Tune Your Ride/YouTube)

Bicycle-powered entertainment returns to trio of Greater Victoria creekside parks

Free family-friendly events open with a Lekwungen welcome and feature arts and crafts for kids

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride host three Creekside Concerts this summer featuring bicycle-powered live music and poetry. (Tune Your Ride/YouTube)
Celebrate Oceans Week Victoria with a series of events across the Capital Region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oceans week kicks off in Greater Victoria with trivia, kelp forests and more

Celebration wraps with World Oceans Day Festival at Fisherman’s Wharf on June 12

Celebrate Oceans Week Victoria with a series of events across the Capital Region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Oak Bay Police Department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Window smashed in onslaught of thefts from vehicles in Oak Bay

Police briefs of the week include liquor theft, excessive speeder and failed scooter heist

The Oak Bay Police Department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Tea Party trash sorting guru Noreen Taylor with the little trash left in 2018. (Ron Carter photo)

Heading to Oak Bay Tea Party? Don’t be a litter bug

Visitors tasked with taking their trash out, or just don’t bring any

Oak Bay Tea Party trash sorting guru Noreen Taylor with the little trash left in 2018. (Ron Carter photo)
The summer night market returns to Oak Bay Avenue each month starting June 8. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Summer market hits Oak Bay Avenue with Cops for Cancer spinner

Range of vendors, food trucks and entertainment returns to The Avenue

The summer night market returns to Oak Bay Avenue each month starting June 8. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Barry Gough is presented with the Admirals’ Medal by retired naval admiral John Anderson on behalf of the Naval Association of Canada during a monthly luncheon of the Vancouver Island branch at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. (Photo by Paul Seguna)

Former Victoria teacher, longtime maritime historian earns 35th Admiral’s Medal

Vancouver Island association hands off award during Royal Victoria Yacth Club event

Barry Gough is presented with the Admirals’ Medal by retired naval admiral John Anderson on behalf of the Naval Association of Canada during a monthly luncheon of the Vancouver Island branch at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. (Photo by Paul Seguna)
The Churchmouse Books summer sale is June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1701 Elgin Rd. in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hot dogs, pulled pork sliders augment page-turners at Oak Bay book sale

With solid confidence in book selection, organizers at Churchmouse Books are enhancing…

The Churchmouse Books summer sale is June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1701 Elgin Rd. in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
In the wake of a recent wind storm, Oak Bay police feel the need to remind residents barricades are used for public safety. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Tools, handicap parking pass stolen from Oak Bay vehicles

Emergency, district services use barricades to keep residents safe, remind police

In the wake of a recent wind storm, Oak Bay police feel the need to remind residents barricades are used for public safety. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A view of the Salish Sea off Cattle Point in Oak Bay. A variety of events celebrate the waters during Oceans Week Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Fort Rodd Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf events set for Oceans Week Victoria

June 3 to 12 set aside to celebrate all things ocean

A view of the Salish Sea off Cattle Point in Oak Bay. A variety of events celebrate the waters during Oceans Week Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Roads closed, 13,000 still without power on south Island in wake of spring wind storm

Race Rocks clocked fastest wind at 93 km/h on Wednesday

The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community party tradition returns for Oak Bay High’s class of 2022

Graduates gather in their finery at Willows Beach Friday

Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on a crime is asked to contact Oak Bay Police Department at 250–592-2424. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on a crime is asked to contact Oak Bay Police Department at 250–592-2424. (Black Press Media file photo)