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Oak Bay News
New Oak Bay High spilling over with studentsWith Oak Bay High just beyond its official capacity, one area resident is raisi
New Oak Bay High spilling over with students
Oak Bay News / Posted 12 hours ago
With Oak Bay High just beyond its official capacity, one area resident is raising the alarm on international, or tuition-paying, students. Last spring the school board determined the students destined for the Oak Bay High French immersion program... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Shallow second system suggested for Uplands project— image credit: Photo contributed With the consultant report in, Oak Bay’s pro
Shallow second system suggested for Uplands project
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 hours ago
— image credit: Photo contributed With the consultant report in, Oak Bay’s provincially mandated sewer separation project in Uplands is up for public preview Wednesday. McElhanney Consulting Services recommends a new shallow gravity stormwater... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
JOCK TALK: Plenty of weekend sports on tapwith the final event taking place at 4:05. Senior girls volleyball also contin
JOCK TALK: Plenty of weekend sports on tap
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
with the final event taking place at 4:05. Senior girls volleyball also continues Tuesday, Oct. 4, as Belmont heads to Oak Bay High to take on Oak Bay and Mount Doug. Games begin at 6 p.m. Turning to the Vancouver Island Soccer League, the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Jock Talk: Basketball hits the CARSA hardwoodthe Westshore recreation facilities off the Old Island Highway. With the high
Jock Talk: Basketball hits the CARSA hardwood
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
the Westshore recreation facilities off the Old Island Highway. With the high school senior boys soccer season underway, Oak Bay heads to Mount Doug Tuesday, Oct. 4 to play at 3:30 p.m. while St. Michaels University School hosts St. Andrews at... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Mayor lends expertise to provincial deer advisory groupcommunities will have approximately one month to make the application which wil
Mayor lends expertise to provincial deer advisory group
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
communities will have approximately one month to make the application which will be decided upon later in the year,” said Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, a member of the new Provincial Urban Deer Advisory Committee. The committee convened in... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay High raises more than $36,000 for Tour de RockOak Bay High raised more than $36,000 after an hour-long event in the school’s
Oak Bay High raises more than $36,000 for Tour de Rock
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay High raised more than $36,000 after an hour-long event in the school’s competition gym today (Sept. 29). The event featured a record more than 50 students getting a haircut. The annual event includes waxing, headshaves and pies in the face... Read more
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Oak Bay News
VIDEO: Oak Bay High raises more than $36,000 for Tour de RockOak Bay High raised more than $36,000 after an hour-long event in the school’s
VIDEO: Oak Bay High raises more than $36,000 for Tour de Rock
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay High raised more than $36,000 after an hour-long event in the school’s competition gym today (Sept. 29). The event featured a record more than 50 students getting a haircut. The annual event includes waxing, headshaves and pies in the face... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay cadet earns glider pilot wingsSgt. Brett Fairbairn, of Oak Bay and the 89 Pacific Squadron in Sidney, receive
Oak Bay cadet earns glider pilot wings
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Sgt. Brett Fairbairn, of Oak Bay and the 89 Pacific Squadron in Sidney, receives his glider pilot wings from Lt.-Col. Brad Wintrup, Commanding Officer of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron – the Snowbirds. Fairbairn is a four-year member of 89 Pacific.... Read more
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BC Local News
An apple a dayThe 5th Garry Oak Scouts hit the streets Oct. 1 for Scouts Canada Apple Day. O
An apple a day
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
The 5th Garry Oak Scouts hit the streets Oct. 1 for Scouts Canada Apple Day. Oak Bay OK’d the youth program’s Apple Day to raise public awareness and distribute apples as a way of saying ‘’thank you” for small donations in support of their... Read more
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BC Local News
Thanksgiving show funds youth programsThanksgiving Giving Thanks concert at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre funds y
Thanksgiving show funds youth programs
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Thanksgiving Giving Thanks concert at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre funds youth programs through the Rotary Club of Oak Bay. Since its inception in 1974, Rotary Club of Oak Bay has funded projects across Greater Victoria and Oak Bay – from... Read more
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Oak Bay News
An apple a dayThe 5th Garry Oak Scouts hit the streets Oct. 1 for Scouts Canada Apple Day. O
An apple a day
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
The 5th Garry Oak Scouts hit the streets Oct. 1 for Scouts Canada Apple Day. Oak Bay OK’d the youth program’s Apple Day to raise public awareness and distribute apples as a way of saying ‘’thank you” for small donations in support of their... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Double Diamond comes to Oak Bay theatreNeil Diamond fans: Oak Bay Kiwanis brings Double Diamond: A Tribute to Neil Dia
Double Diamond comes to Oak Bay theatre
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Neil Diamond fans: Oak Bay Kiwanis brings Double Diamond: A Tribute to Neil Diamond to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High this Friday! Doors to this Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation fundraiser open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Thanksgiving show funds youth programsThanksgiving Giving Thanks concert at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre funds y
Thanksgiving show funds youth programs
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Thanksgiving Giving Thanks concert at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre funds youth programs through the Rotary Club of Oak Bay. Since its inception in 1974, Rotary Club of Oak Bay has funded projects across Greater Victoria and Oak Bay – from... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Salish sea monster guards artist’s homefor the connection of mankind and the universe. The car is among the many crea
Salish sea monster guards artist’s home
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
for the connection of mankind and the universe. The car is among the many creations that fill the surrealistic artist’s Oak Bay front garden. “I’ve had lots of exhibitions here and Victoria as well,” said Loewel, who divides his time between... Read more
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Oak Bay News
GoodLife returns to Oak Bay streets in OctoberOak Bay approved road use for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon set for Oc
GoodLife returns to Oak Bay streets in October
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay approved road use for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon set for Oct. 9. Council approved a similar request for 2015, this year though there is a relay component with a transition point in Oak Bay. Up to 60 participants are to be... Read more
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Oak Bay News
St. Patrick Street heritage designation approvedbuilding is a good example of the ‘storybook’ style, designed by H. P. Rutter a
St. Patrick Street heritage designation approved
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
building is a good example of the ‘storybook’ style, designed by H. P. Rutter and constructed in 1939. In April the Oak Bay Heritage Commission recommended the property be added to the Community Heritage Register. A site designated a... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay compost pilot yields early interestfrom those keen on the idea to those not so keen. “We want to really be as repr
Oak Bay compost pilot yields early interest
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
from those keen on the idea to those not so keen. “We want to really be as representative as possible,” said David Brozuk, Oak Bay’s superintendent of public works. Fifty households are participating in the pilot, with about 60 per cent happy with... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Reader photo: Deer take to the waterfrontOak Bay Coun. Tara Ney snapped this image of a family of deer wading along the
Reader photo: Deer take to the waterfront
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney snapped this image of a family of deer wading along the local waterfront, joined by a variety of shoreline birds. To submit your photo for consideration, send high-resolution .jpg photos to editor@oakbaynews.com, along with... Read more
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BC Local News
UVic taxes in lieu issue on the table at UBCMgovernment pays on federal properties,” Braithwaite said. “I think we’ll get a
UVic taxes in lieu issue on the table at UBCM
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
government pays on federal properties,” Braithwaite said. “I think we’ll get a lot of support yet again at UBCM.” In 2003 Oak Bay received more than $72,000 for grants-in-lieu of taxes for the University of Victoria; this year the district... Read more
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BC Local News
Lack of reports leave lost items in limbo at Oak Bay Police Department“We can pick up the match, but only if it’s reported,” Smith said. The current
Lack of reports leave lost items in limbo at Oak Bay Police Department
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
“We can pick up the match, but only if it’s reported,” Smith said. The current crop includes items from Oak Bay recreation centres, including a grad ring from Xavier University with an inscription that indicates sentimental value, and an old-looking... Read more
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BC Local News
B.C. mayors could descend on Oak BayOak Bay is in the running to host a mayor’s caucus in early 2017. Twice a year
B.C. mayors could descend on Oak Bay
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay is in the running to host a mayor’s caucus in early 2017. Twice a year mayors from around B.C. are invited to learn more about the industries that drive the provincial economy, participate in field tours and spend a day meeting with... Read more
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BC Local News
Column: Silent shoreline? Common seabirds missingpopulated areas of the coast where they now take over gulls’ nesting sites. Gul
Column: Silent shoreline? Common seabirds missing
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
populated areas of the coast where they now take over gulls’ nesting sites. Gulls that used to nest in the rocky islets off Oak Bay now nest on roofs downtown. Visiting a patient at a care home a few years ago, I met the gull who frequented the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Letter: Stewardship is vital to Oak Bay characterat work, I should have stayed in Vancouver. Stewardship of the land and the pe
Letter: Stewardship is vital to Oak Bay character
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
at work, I should have stayed in Vancouver. Stewardship of the land and the people and animals and plants that reside there is a sacred trust. I imagined when I moved here that Oak Bay recognized this. I guess I got that wrong. Danalee Goldth... Read more
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Oak Bay News
B.C. mayors could descend on Oak BayOak Bay is in the running to host a mayor’s caucus in early 2017. Twice a year
B.C. mayors could descend on Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay is in the running to host a mayor’s caucus in early 2017. Twice a year mayors from around B.C. are invited to learn more about the industries that drive the provincial economy, participate in field tours and spend a day meeting with... Read more
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Oak Bay News
UVic taxes in lieu issue on the table at UBCMgovernment pays on federal properties,” Braithwaite said. “I think we’ll get a
UVic taxes in lieu issue on the table at UBCM
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
government pays on federal properties,” Braithwaite said. “I think we’ll get a lot of support yet again at UBCM.” In 2003 Oak Bay received more than $72,000 for grants-in-lieu of taxes for the University of Victoria; this year the district... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Column: Silent shoreline? Common seabirds missingpopulated areas of the coast where they now take over gulls’ nesting sites. Gul
Column: Silent shoreline? Common seabirds missing
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
populated areas of the coast where they now take over gulls’ nesting sites. Gulls that used to nest in the rocky islets off Oak Bay now nest on roofs downtown. Visiting a patient at a care home a few years ago, I met the gull who frequented the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Lack of reports leave lost items in limbo at Oak Bay Police Department“We can pick up the match, but only if it’s reported,” Smith said. The current
Lack of reports leave lost items in limbo at Oak Bay Police Department
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
“We can pick up the match, but only if it’s reported,” Smith said. The current crop includes items from Oak Bay recreation centres, including a grad ring from Xavier University with an inscription that indicates sentimental value, and an old-looking... Read more
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Oak Bay News
What interests you about the Royal Familythe Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Ho
What interests you about the Royal Family
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
the Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Hollywood royalty” – Pauline Rittenhouse, Oak Bay “For me it’s a memory of my mom … she held the Royal Family in high regard.” Bodman’s mother grew up in England and... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
What interests you about the Royal Familythe Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Ho
What interests you about the Royal Family
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
the Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Hollywood royalty” – Pauline Rittenhouse, Oak Bay “For me it’s a memory of my mom … she held the Royal Family in high regard.” Bodman’s mother grew up in England and... Read more
2 related stories
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BC Local News
The 2016 Royal TourNinety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special
The 2016 Royal Tour
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
Ninety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special excitement generated by the first visit to Canada of a reigning monarch in 1939. Victoria was festooned with colourful bunting and tens of thousands of patriotic subjects... Read more
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Oak Bay News
The 2016 Royal TourNinety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special
The 2016 Royal Tour
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Ninety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special excitement generated by the first visit to Canada of a reigning monarch in 1939. Victoria was festooned with colourful bunting and tens of thousands of patriotic subjects... Read more
31 related stories
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Goldstream News Gazette
What Interests You About the Royal Familythe Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Ho
What Interests You About the Royal Family
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
the Queen and her commitment to the Commonwealth is outstanding. Better than Hollywood royalty” – Pauline Rittenhouse, Oak Bay “For me it’s a memory of my mom … she held the Royal Family in high regard.” Bodman’s mother grew up in England and... Read more
2 related stories
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Goldstream News Gazette
The 2016 Royal TourNinety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special
The 2016 Royal Tour
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Ninety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special excitement generated by the first visit to Canada of a reigning monarch in 1939. Victoria was festooned with colourful bunting and tens of thousands of patriotic subjects... Read more
31 related stories
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Sooke News Mirror
The 2016 Royal TourNinety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special
The 2016 Royal Tour
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Ninety-five year-old Oak Bay resident Dr. John MacDonald remembers the special excitement generated by the first visit to Canada of a reigning monarch in 1939. Victoria was festooned with colourful bunting and tens of thousands of patriotic subjects... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Sausages raise thousands for playgroundfor a successful Sausage Fest at Willows Park Saturday. At the end of the day,
Sausages raise thousands for playground
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
for a successful Sausage Fest at Willows Park Saturday. At the end of the day, Jason Hodge, executive director for the Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, estimates the event – a first for Willows Park – brought in close to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Jock Talk: High school sports ramp upHigh school sports kick into high gear this week as local athletes hit the trac
Jock Talk: High school sports ramp up
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
High school sports kick into high gear this week as local athletes hit the track and turf. Cross country competitors from Oak Bay and across the region will be at Lambrick Park Wednesday, Sept. 28 for first race of the season. Junior boys start at... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Students fill Cops for Cancer fundraising calendarHeadshots like wanted posters dot the walls and halls at Oak Bay High. The stu
Students fill Cops for Cancer fundraising calendar
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Headshots like wanted posters dot the walls and halls at Oak Bay High. The students in the head-and-shoulders photos sport various amounts of hair, and various amounts will drop to the floor as they lose their locks for the school’s Cops for Cancer... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay nudges province for more on-campus housingOak Bay will have Mayor Nils Jensen pen a letter to the premier and the ministe
Oak Bay nudges province for more on-campus housing
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Oak Bay will have Mayor Nils Jensen pen a letter to the premier and the ministers responsible for Housing and Finance asking they make changes to remove regulatory and financial barriers to the University of Victoria and other post-secondary... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tour de Rock efforts vital to local familiesthat help children with cancer and their families. The tour wraps up in Victor
Tour de Rock efforts vital to local families
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
that help children with cancer and their families. The tour wraps up in Victoria Friday, Oct. 7, including a stop at Oak Bay High Oct. 6, where students will announce the results from their ambitious C4C campaign. The Oak Bay team has been... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Memoir takes flight from the Arctic to AfricaMuseum on the Saanich Peninsula. A Life of Flight: One Pilot’s Story from Pipe
Memoir takes flight from the Arctic to Africa
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Museum on the Saanich Peninsula. A Life of Flight: One Pilot’s Story from Piper Cubs to 747s and Beyond follows the Oak Bay retired pilot’s storied 44-year flying career during a period of rapid aviation development – that ranged from Piper... Read more
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Oak Bay News
A little attention will get your home ready for a fall saleshould pay a little extra attention to preparing it for sale. A limited number
A little attention will get your home ready for a fall sale
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
should pay a little extra attention to preparing it for sale. A limited number of houses for sale continues to hinder the Oak Bay real estate market, and with sales happening quickly, that’s all the more reason to plan ahead and be ready to answer... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay nudges province for more on-campus housingOak Bay will have Mayor Nils Jensen pen a letter to the premier and the ministe
Oak Bay nudges province for more on-campus housing
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Oak Bay will have Mayor Nils Jensen pen a letter to the premier and the ministers responsible for Housing and Finance asking they make changes to remove regulatory and financial barriers to the University of Victoria and other post-secondary... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Saanich calls for more campus housingreport, Haynes also suggested sending copies of the letter to the University of
Saanich calls for more campus housing
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
report, Haynes also suggested sending copies of the letter to the University of Victoria, Camosun College, the mayors of Oak Bay and Victoria, the Capital Regional District chair and local MLAs. Council voted in favour of sending out the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tight fitSaanich and Oak Bay firefighters conducted a series of confined space rescue ex
Tight fit
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Saanich and Oak Bay firefighters conducted a series of confined space rescue exercises last week at manholes on the University of Victoria campus. The joint on-site training is focused on a confined space emergency at the university, which would... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay takes a holidayOak Bay is expected to join Colwood, Sidney, North Saanich, Metchosin, Highland
Oak Bay takes a holiday
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Oak Bay is expected to join Colwood, Sidney, North Saanich, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Central Saanich and close municipal offices between Christmas and New Year’s. Staff are entitled to three statutory holidays during the Christmas... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tot-friendly titles for new readersof these resources, please ask a library staff member for assistance. Joy Hueb
Tot-friendly titles for new readers
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
of these resources, please ask a library staff member for assistance. Joy Huebert is a public services librarian at the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Lbrary. She writes here twice a month on book selections for both adults and... Read more
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BC Local News
Province proclaims second annual Screen in BC DaySun filtering between the rows of trailers – commonly associated with filming –
Province proclaims second annual Screen in BC Day
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Sun filtering between the rows of trailers – commonly associated with filming – parked at Oak Bay Marina marked the second Screen in BC Day today (Sept. 21). As part of the celebrations, Richard T. Lee, MLA for Burnaby North, Kathleen Gilbert of the... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich calls for more campus housingreport, Haynes also suggested sending copies of the letter to the University of
Saanich calls for more campus housing
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
report, Haynes also suggested sending copies of the letter to the University of Victoria, Camosun College, the mayors of Oak Bay and Victoria, the Capital Regional District chair and local MLAs. Council voted in favour of sending out the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Province proclaims second annual Screen in BC DaySun filtering between the rows of trailers – commonly associated with filming –
Province proclaims second annual Screen in BC Day
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Sun filtering between the rows of trailers – commonly associated with filming – parked at Oak Bay Marina marked the second Screen in BC Day today (Sept. 21). As part of the celebrations, Richard T. Lee, MLA for Burnaby North, Kathleen Gilbert of the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Best in show: Horticultural exhibitionsreceive an email reminder of the sale date prior to the event, contact vdspubli
Best in show: Horticultural exhibitions
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
receive an email reminder of the sale date prior to the event, contact vdspublicity@gmail.com. Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and a creative non-fiction writing instructor at the University of Victoria. She writes here twice a month... Read more
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