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BC Local News
Oak Bay filmmakers delve into HellPitching Hell was a cinch, says Oak Bay filmmaker David Springbett. Springbett
Oak Bay filmmakers delve into Hell
BC Local News / Posted 9 hours ago
Pitching Hell was a cinch, says Oak Bay filmmaker David Springbett. Springbett and Heather MacAndrew, of Asterisk Productions in Oak Bay, were perfectly poised for the topic. “We’ve got a little bit of a track record of doing somewhat off-beat and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay filmmakers delve into HellPitching Hell was a cinch, says Oak Bay filmmaker David Springbett. Springbett
Oak Bay filmmakers delve into Hell
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 hours ago
Pitching Hell was a cinch, says Oak Bay filmmaker David Springbett. Springbett and Heather MacAndrew, of Asterisk Productions in Oak Bay, were perfectly poised for the topic. “We’ve got a little bit of a track record of doing somewhat off-beat and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Musical matinée features Vancouver Opera duoVancouver Mezzo-soprano Barb Towell and pianist Tina Chang will delight music f
Musical matinée features Vancouver Opera duo
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 hours ago
Vancouver Mezzo-soprano Barb Towell and pianist Tina Chang will delight music fans at a Sunday matinée concert at Oak Bay’s St. Mary’s Church featuring classical gems, operatic arias and pop and Broadway favourites. Towell made her Vancouver Opera... Read more
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BC Local News
Uplands residents reject individual pumps as sewer separation solutionNearly 400 pumps moving effluent doesn’t make sense, say some Uplands residents
Uplands residents reject individual pumps as sewer separation solution
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Nearly 400 pumps moving effluent doesn’t make sense, say some Uplands residents. They made their feelings clear during a large Oak Bay committee of the whole meeting dedicated to the Uplands sewer separation project Tuesday (Feb. 2) at Monterey... Read more
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BC Local News
Fire safety tips for your new-to-you homeWhether a brand-new custom home or a well-loved character property, new-to-you
Fire safety tips for your new-to-you home
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Whether a brand-new custom home or a well-loved character property, new-to-you homes bring a learning curve. It takes time to get to know how the garden grows through the year, how the light changes from season to season, and yes, how the home... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Fire safety tips for your new-to-you homeWhether a brand-new custom home or a well-loved character property, new-to-you
Fire safety tips for your new-to-you home
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Whether a brand-new custom home or a well-loved character property, new-to-you homes bring a learning curve. It takes time to get to know how the garden grows through the year, how the light changes from season to season, and yes, how the home... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Spring sports on the horizon— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News As Oak Bay’s winter sports begin t
Spring sports on the horizon
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News As Oak Bay’s winter sports begin to wind down for the season, there’s lots on the calendar for spring. Registration is open through March 11 for Oak Bay youth of all ages to join the Victoria Esquimalt... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Uplands residents reject individual pumps as sewer separation solutionNearly 400 pumps moving effluent doesn’t make sense, say some Uplands residents
Uplands residents reject individual pumps as sewer separation solution
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Nearly 400 pumps moving effluent doesn’t make sense, say some Uplands residents. They made their feelings clear during a large Oak Bay committee of the whole meeting dedicated to the Uplands sewer separation project Tuesday (Feb. 2) at Monterey... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Training the bomberosOak Bay firefighter John Ballantyne looks forward immersing himself in Peruvian
Training the bomberos
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay firefighter John Ballantyne looks forward immersing himself in Peruvian life while training the country’s volunteer fire service “and hopefully have a positive impact” as he deploys with Firefighters Without Boarders Canada. “I’ve done a lot... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Rec centre makes a weekend of Family DayB.C.’s fourth Family Day falls on Feb. 8 and in Oak Bay you can hit the ice at
Rec centre makes a weekend of Family Day
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
B.C.’s fourth Family Day falls on Feb. 8 and in Oak Bay you can hit the ice at no charge. Thanks to a provincial supplement, there’s a free family skate that day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Oak Bay Rec Centre, 1975 Bee St. It will include family-friendly... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Dance en pointe for New YorkBalance takes more than pointe shoes for ballerina Sasha Beardmore. The 14-year
Dance en pointe for New York
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Balance takes more than pointe shoes for ballerina Sasha Beardmore. The 14-year-old juggles near-perfect school grades, strenuous training and international competition. A former Monterey middle school student – and Oak Bay resident recently... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Three schools to host Tessa’s TournamentHundreds of female high school basketball players will gather in Surrey next we
Three schools to host Tessa’s Tournament
Surrey Leader / Posted 2 days ago
Hundreds of female high school basketball players will gather in Surrey next weekend to participate in Tessa’s Tournament, an annual event staged in memory of Tessa Beauchamp. There will be 29 teams in three age groups participating this year’s... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Three schools to host Tessa’s TournamentHundreds of female high school basketball players will gather in Surrey next we
Three schools to host Tessa’s Tournament
Peace Arch News / Posted 2 days ago
Hundreds of female high school basketball players will gather in Surrey next weekend to participate in Tessa’s Tournament, an annual event staged in memory of Tessa Beauchamp. There will be 29 teams in three age groups participating this year’s... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
COLUMN: Fitness contest turning up the heat on firefightersLIFE OF A RETIREE … Who says you can take it easy in retirement? Coun. Kerrie
COLUMN: Fitness contest turning up the heat on firefighters
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
LIFE OF A RETIREE … Who says you can take it easy in retirement? Coun. Kerrie Reay retired on Dec. 22 and is busier than ever these days, she says. Just as Kerrie retired from the provincial government, she was called on to be acting mayor, not to... Read more
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BC Local News
Jensen presses pause on McLoughlin siteA pair of deferred motions for second-looks mean more delayed discussion at the
Jensen presses pause on McLoughlin site
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
A pair of deferred motions for second-looks mean more delayed discussion at the core area liquid waste management committee. Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen’s motion to have a second look at McLoughlin Point for a wastewater treatment plant and Victoria... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Jensen presses pause on McLoughlin siteA pair of deferred motions for second-looks mean more delayed discussion at the
Jensen presses pause on McLoughlin site
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
A pair of deferred motions for second-looks mean more delayed discussion at the core area liquid waste management committee. Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen’s motion to have a second look at McLoughlin Point for a wastewater treatment plant and Victoria... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Girls clobber competition on the slopesRoutine trips to Mount Washington build Oak Bay High ski team spirit, which in
Girls clobber competition on the slopes
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
Routine trips to Mount Washington build Oak Bay High ski team spirit, which in turn appears to boost numbers. “The ski team doubled in size this year, and has great energy,” said coach, parent and teacher Tina Horwood. A scant 10 members last year... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Dark Skies: Planets align over Oak BayWhat’s Up for February 2016? February mornings feature Mercury, Venus, Saturn,
Dark Skies: Planets align over Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
What’s Up for February 2016? February mornings feature Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter lined up across the sky – on the Salish Walk of the Planets for all to enjoy. The last time this five-planet dawn lineup happened was in 2005. The... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Suburban Wild: ‘Emerald necklace’ for Oak Bay?Squirrel Appreciation Day recently celebrated the entertaining antics of squirr
Suburban Wild: ‘Emerald necklace’ for Oak Bay?
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
Squirrel Appreciation Day recently celebrated the entertaining antics of squirrels. Coming at that time of year when their food may be scarce and our spirits may be down in the winter dumps, the broader idea is to consider the pleasure we get from... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Towhees topple Totems in exhibition basketball tiltFive in a row? Don't think so. That was the Vanier Towhees' mindset when they
Towhees topple Totems in exhibition basketball tilt
Comox Valley Record / Posted 4 days ago
Five in a row? Don't think so. That was the Vanier Towhees' mindset when they hosted the Semiahmoo Totems on Saturday in a senior boys exhibition basketball match. The Totems were making their annual Vancouver Island road trip, and had beaten the... Read more
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BC Local News
Youth approached in Windsor ParkOak Bay police are investigating after a youth reported being approached by a m
Youth approached in Windsor Park
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
Oak Bay police are investigating after a youth reported being approached by a man in Windsor Park Around 7 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 29) Oak Bay Police were called after a 10 year old girl about a man who had approached her while she played with friends.... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Youth approached in Windsor ParkOak Bay police are investigating after a youth reported being approached by a m
Youth approached in Windsor Park
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
Oak Bay police are investigating after a youth reported being approached by a man in Windsor Park Around 7 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 29) Oak Bay Police were called after a 10 year old girl about a man who had approached her while she played with friends.... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Victoria’s affordable homes prompting early moves out of Lower MainlandRob Adamson typifies many average-income-earning homeowners who have cashed out
Victoria’s affordable homes prompting early moves out of Lower Mainland
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Rob Adamson typifies many average-income-earning homeowners who have cashed out of the Lower Mainland at an early age. They are part of the drive behind a spike in sales for Victoria-area housing. The Greater Victoria market has seen a an overall... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Council aims to discuss deer philosophyChristine van Reeuwyk Oak Bay News To manage or not to manage deer – that is
Council aims to discuss deer philosophy
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Christine van Reeuwyk Oak Bay News To manage or not to manage deer – that is the question expected to be up for discussion by Oak Bay council during its Feb. 15 committee meeting. The topic arose as staff offered a final report on the CRD pilot... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Insurance matters when home-shoppingWhen it comes to finding your dream home, innumerable factors come together to
Insurance matters when home-shopping
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
When it comes to finding your dream home, innumerable factors come together to make it “just right.” There’s the oft-cited location, certainly, as well as the overall look of the home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size and direction of... Read more
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BC Local News
Geese are top of mind in Central SaanichAt Central Saanich’s town hall meeting at Brentwood Bay’s Cultural Centre recen
Geese are top of mind in Central Saanich
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
At Central Saanich’s town hall meeting at Brentwood Bay’s Cultural Centre recently, resident Pamela Fox asked for an update on local efforts to manage problem wildlife in Central Saanich. She specifically wanted to know what steps are being taken to... Read more
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BC Local News
Consultation begins for wastewater treatment plantPublic consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway
Consultation begins for wastewater treatment plant
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Public consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway with the launch of an online survey by the Capital Regional District (CRD). The core area wastewater survey gives residents the opportunity to give feedback and educate... Read more
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Oak Bay News
UWSS requests funding supportThe Oak Bay-based Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society wants Oak Bay to apply for
UWSS requests funding support
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
The Oak Bay-based Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society wants Oak Bay to apply for $10,000 and provide the matching funds to address certain programs within its proposed deer managment project, such as education and deer tagging. Additional funding... Read more
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BC Local News
West Shore residents asked to weigh in on sewage optionsPublic consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway
West Shore residents asked to weigh in on sewage options
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Public consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway, with the launch of an online survey by the Capital Regional District. The Core Area wastewater survey gives residents the opportunity to give feedback and educate those... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
West Shore residents asked to weigh in on sewage optionsPublic consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway
West Shore residents asked to weigh in on sewage options
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
Public consultations on potential wastewater treatment options are now underway, with the launch of an online survey by the Capital Regional District. The Core Area wastewater survey gives residents the opportunity to give feedback and educate those... Read more
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Oak Bay News
High school b-ball back to centre court— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News High school Division 1 Basketball
High school b-ball back to centre court
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News High school Division 1 Basketball returns with a busy week. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Oak Bay boys visit Belmont while St. Michaels University School hosts Claremont, both at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 4,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Fire urges caution with heating equipmentWith the continued cold, damp weather, Oak Bay Fire Department reminds resident
Oak Bay Fire urges caution with heating equipment
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
With the continued cold, damp weather, Oak Bay Fire Department reminds residents to following safety precautions when using heating equipment. Always have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters and supervise children around... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay Volunteer Services launches urgent financial appealHalvorsen says she’s confident the community will help the agency continue supp
Oak Bay Volunteer Services launches urgent financial appeal
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Halvorsen says she’s confident the community will help the agency continue supporting clients’ quality of life. “We’re quite hopeful that we will come up with the funding. The community has always been very supportive,” she says. At any given time,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Seed catalogues: The Paradox of ChoiceThe seed catalogues have begun to arrive. They slip through the mail slot, land
Seed catalogues: The Paradox of Choice
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
The seed catalogues have begun to arrive. They slip through the mail slot, land in piles in the hall, then migrate around the house. Like a scene from Privet Drive, they come unabated, incessantly, and I stack and read and stack again -– flower... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Volunteer Services launches urgent financial appealHalvorsen says she’s confident the community will help the agency continue supp
Oak Bay Volunteer Services launches urgent financial appeal
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Halvorsen says she’s confident the community will help the agency continue supporting clients’ quality of life. “We’re quite hopeful that we will come up with the funding. The community has always been very supportive,” she says. At any given time,... Read more
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BC Local News
Residents invited to Uplands sewer updateOak Bay invites residents for an Uplands sewer separation project update during
Residents invited to Uplands sewer update
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Oak Bay invites residents for an Uplands sewer separation project update during a special committee of the whole meeting Feb. 2. The meeting will share views, ideas, concerns and support in relation to six options being considered to separate the... Read more
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BC Local News
Seed catalogues: The Paradox of ChoiceThe seed catalogues have begun to arrive. They slip through the mail slot, land
Seed catalogues: The Paradox of Choice
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
The seed catalogues have begun to arrive. They slip through the mail slot, land in piles in the hall, then migrate around the house. Like a scene from Privet Drive, they come unabated, incessantly, and I stack and read and stack again -– flower... Read more
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BC Local News
Holocaust rememberedTonight a team of young Oak Bay High dramatists tackles an intimidating 500-plu
Holocaust remembered
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Tonight a team of young Oak Bay High dramatists tackles an intimidating 500-plus page oratorio written 44 years ago by a Holocaust survivor. Peter Gary has a wife he loves along with two Labrador dogs and seven chickens on a quiet piece of the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Holocaust events remind us why we must never forgetTwo stories in this edition of your Oak Bay News remind us that while we are 70
Holocaust events remind us why we must never forget
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Two stories in this edition of your Oak Bay News remind us that while we are 70 years removed, historically speaking, from the Holocaust, its legacy remains with us. Like the dwindling number of Second World War veterans attending Remembrance Day... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Volunteers add service, gain purposeBetty Novak rings up coffee and snacks at least once a week at Monterey Recreat
Volunteers add service, gain purpose
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Betty Novak rings up coffee and snacks at least once a week at Monterey Recreation. After two decades doing it for pay, now the longtime volunteer cashier at Fern Café is in it for free and fun. “I moved here from Vancouver and my daughter, she... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Textile artist offers [Insert Here] showAward-winning Oak Bay artist Susan Purney Mark’s new solo show is called [Inser
Textile artist offers [Insert Here] show
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Award-winning Oak Bay artist Susan Purney Mark’s new solo show is called [Insert Here] Textile Art Inspired by Structure. Her series focuses on abstract interpretations of structures designed over the past three years. “[Insert Here] really is the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Holocaust rememberedTonight a team of young Oak Bay High dramatists tackles an intimidating 500-plu
Holocaust remembered
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Tonight a team of young Oak Bay High dramatists tackles an intimidating 500-plus page oratorio written 44 years ago by a Holocaust survivor. Peter Gary has a wife he loves along with two Labrador dogs and seven chickens on a quiet piece of the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Residents invited to Uplands sewer updateOak Bay invites residents for an Uplands sewer separation project update during
Residents invited to Uplands sewer update
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Oak Bay invites residents for an Uplands sewer separation project update during a special committee of the whole meeting Feb. 2. The meeting will share views, ideas, concerns and support in relation to six options being considered to separate the... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Fitness contest turning up the heat in Langford and MetchosinFive firefighters are running, lifting and sweating in a brightly lit workout r
Fitness contest turning up the heat in Langford and Metchosin
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Five firefighters are running, lifting and sweating in a brightly lit workout room. Nestled into the corner of the Langford Fire Hall on Peatt Road, they crack jokes, offer up a friendly banter, exercising in blue t-shirts emblazoned with Langford... Read more
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The Tyee
Meet Norm Ruble, Resident of Victoria's Tent CityCamper Norm Ruble: 'Just giving someone a place where they can permanently be a
Meet Norm Ruble, Resident of Victoria's Tent City
The Tyee / Posted 11 days ago
Camper Norm Ruble: 'Just giving someone a place where they can permanently be and not have to be moved every morning is huge.' Photo: Andrew MacLeod. Since the start of November, an encampment on a lawn outside the Victoria courthouse has swollen... Read more
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BC Local News
Current market means prep is key for buyersWith a limited number of homes on the market and a number of buyers wanting to
Current market means prep is key for buyers
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
With a limited number of homes on the market and a number of buyers wanting to buy, preparation is an essential first step for Oak Bay homebuyers. “It’s a tough market for buyers. I think inventory has been low all of last year and it just seems to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Current market means prep is key for buyersWith a limited number of homes on the market and a number of buyers wanting to
Current market means prep is key for buyers
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 days ago
With a limited number of homes on the market and a number of buyers wanting to buy, preparation is an essential first step for Oak Bay homebuyers. “It’s a tough market for buyers. I think inventory has been low all of last year and it just seems to... Read more
3 related stories
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Goldstream News Gazette
Region’s waste water options to be opened up for public scrutinyThe Capital Regional District seeks feedback on approaches to wastewater treatm
Region’s waste water options to be opened up for public scrutiny
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
The Capital Regional District seeks feedback on approaches to wastewater treatment and resource recovery with outreach expected to start any day. At its meeting last week the core area liquid waste management committee approved heading out for... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Visual Arts students host emissions-free food driveStudents at Oak Bay High powered up for an emission-free bottle drive this week
Visual Arts students host emissions-free food drive
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 days ago
Students at Oak Bay High powered up for an emission-free bottle drive this weekend with a paint-in last night. During the annual showcase for future students, where the school displays its myriad opportunities, the Visual Arts students painted up a... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Council briefs - from dogs to steel catsDeer information headed for council A report from staff is expected to come to
Council briefs - from dogs to steel cats
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 days ago
Deer information headed for council A report from staff is expected to come to council in the next few weeks. The informational report is expected in the wake of the local deer count wrapping up the Oak Bay requirements of its cull permit, along... Read more
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