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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay youth calls on residents to create flag for Victoriahis age, he was obsessed with flags. Having drawn for most of his young life,
Oak Bay youth calls on residents to create flag for Victoria
Oak Bay News / Posted an hour ago
his age, he was obsessed with flags. Having drawn for most of his young life, alongside his friends and sister, the Oak Bay youth used his artistic abilities to draw coats of arms (a heraldic design on a shield, surcoat or tabard... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich part of family-run newspaper success storywas never a big plan to get big. It’s just that another opportunity would come
Saanich part of family-run newspaper success story
BC Local News / Posted 20 hours ago
was never a big plan to get big. It’s just that another opportunity would come over the hill,” said Black, who lives in Oak Bay and continues to play an active role in the company, along with members of his family. Black Press would expand to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Word to the wise: Lock it or lose itvehicle unlocked on local streets and parking areas, don’t be surprised if you
Word to the wise: Lock it or lose it
Oak Bay News / Posted 21 hours ago
vehicle unlocked on local streets and parking areas, don’t be surprised if you return to find a friendly reminder from the Oak Bay police. Of course, you could have just as easily returned to find your belongings – or the car itself –... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Police remind residents to lock it or lose itSmall tags from local police officers remind residents to lock their cars on th
Police remind residents to lock it or lose it
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Small tags from local police officers remind residents to lock their cars on the streets of Oak Bay. In the “lock it or lose it” campaign, officers spend some time compiling statistics and leaving notes for those who leave vehicles unlocked. “Every... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Tyees take Island tadpole titlethe final title tournament of the year going 3-1 in the round robin. The only l
Tyees take Island tadpole title
Campbell River Mirror / Posted yesterday
the final title tournament of the year going 3-1 in the round robin. The only loss came at the hands of Carnarvon Cannons (Oak Bay) who turned a double play with bases loaded in the bottom of the last inning to win by one run. Undeterred, Campbell... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Survey addresses state of the artsshould visit placespeaksFuture.com./CRDArtsFuture.com. The CRD Arts Developmen
Survey addresses state of the arts
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
should visit placespeaksFuture.com./CRDArtsFuture.com. The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by Saanch, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney. The CRD awarded $2,121,240 in operating grants to 31... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Games match friends in table tennis tourneyTable Tennis Games. The Games are at Monterey Recreation Centre Aug. 11 from a
Games match friends in table tennis tourney
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Table Tennis Games. The Games are at Monterey Recreation Centre Aug. 11 from around 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., pitting the Oak Bay group against the Silver Threads Chinese team. “We met them over six years ago when the Victoria Chinese Senior... Read more
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BC Local News
Retired Oak Bay dancer finds new legs in theatresinger songwriter Evan Freeman. “I retired from the ballet to study acting ful
Retired Oak Bay dancer finds new legs in theatre
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
singer songwriter Evan Freeman. “I retired from the ballet to study acting full time,” said Murphy-Dyson, who grew up in Oak Bay. “I really focused on acting for five years, to prove myself as an actor. I thought I was finished (dancing). I... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Retired Oak Bay dancer finds new legs in theatresinger songwriter Evan Freeman. “I retired from the ballet to study acting ful
Retired Oak Bay dancer finds new legs in theatre
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
singer songwriter Evan Freeman. “I retired from the ballet to study acting full time,” said Murphy-Dyson, who grew up in Oak Bay. “I really focused on acting for five years, to prove myself as an actor. I thought I was finished (dancing). I... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Snacks an added incentive for teen summer readinghave submitted three reviews and I’m working on my fourth,” Thunder said, while
Snacks an added incentive for teen summer reading
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
have submitted three reviews and I’m working on my fourth,” Thunder said, while picking his fifth book, Captive, at the Oak Bay library. “It’s a bit hard to pick a book sometimes. Most of the books were romance based and I like adventure and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay seeks tax option as vacancy toolIn order to have a tax “tool” to fight the expected ripple effect of a vacancy
Oak Bay seeks tax option as vacancy tool
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
In order to have a tax “tool” to fight the expected ripple effect of a vacancy tax expected in Vancouver, Oak Bay will pen a letter to the Minister of Finance. http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/386334271.html The letter will request an appropriate... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Survey addresses state of the artsshould visit placespeaksFuture.com./CRDArtsFuture.com. The CRD Arts Developmen
Survey addresses state of the arts
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
should visit placespeaksFuture.com./CRDArtsFuture.com. The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by Saanch, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney. The CRD awarded $2,121,240 in operating grants to 31... Read more
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BC Local News
Hockey merger experiment expands to pee wee, bantamhockey associations launched a trial merger at the midget rep level. Victoria M
Hockey merger experiment expands to pee wee, bantam
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
hockey associations launched a trial merger at the midget rep level. Victoria Minor Hockey includes players who live in Oak Bay. “In the 2015-2016 season, we blended the midget competitive teams,” said VMHA president Chris Atchison. “It ended... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Hockey merger experiment expands to pee wee, bantamhockey associations launched a trial merger at the midget rep level. Victoria M
Hockey merger experiment expands to pee wee, bantam
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
hockey associations launched a trial merger at the midget rep level. Victoria Minor Hockey includes players who live in Oak Bay. “In the 2015-2016 season, we blended the midget competitive teams,” said VMHA president Chris Atchison. “It ended... Read more
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BC Local News
Men swarm Uplands greens for cardiac careUniversity cricket team heads to the West Shore to play the Metchosin men at 12
Men swarm Uplands greens for cardiac care
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
University cricket team heads to the West Shore to play the Metchosin men at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Locally, the Oak Bay cricket team takes on the Incogs at St. Michaels University School Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m. Looking to extend... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Co-founder tackles tandem Cycle of Life TourRobertson rolls out 200 kilometres for Cycle of Life this weekend, he hopes to
Co-founder tackles tandem Cycle of Life Tour
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
Robertson rolls out 200 kilometres for Cycle of Life this weekend, he hopes to be mid-pack with a riding partner. The Oak Bay resident started the ride in 2011 as a solo effort when he rode from Anchorage, Alaska through the Yukon Territories... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Design hobby turns lucrative for young Oak Bay entrepreneurKaden Cortini attributes 5,000-plus views in a week to the free item in the tit
Design hobby turns lucrative for young Oak Bay entrepreneur
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Kaden Cortini attributes 5,000-plus views in a week to the free item in the title of his YouTube video. But the Oak Bay teen routinely hits that mark, without offering a freebie. He has nearly 5,000 subscribers to his Flash account. The recent... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Men swarm Uplands greens for cardiac careUniversity cricket team heads to the West Shore to play the Metchosin men at 12
Men swarm Uplands greens for cardiac care
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
University cricket team heads to the West Shore to play the Metchosin men at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Locally, the Oak Bay cricket team takes on the Incogs at St. Michaels University School Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m. Looking to extend... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Co-founder tackles tandem Cycle of Life TourRobertson rolls out 200 kilometres for Cycle of Life this weekend, he hopes to
Co-founder tackles tandem Cycle of Life Tour
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Robertson rolls out 200 kilometres for Cycle of Life this weekend, he hopes to be mid-pack with a riding partner. The Oak Bay resident started the ride in 2011 as a solo effort when he rode from Anchorage, Alaska through the Yukon Territories... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay houses find new American lifeare celebrating all three as they prepare to move into their first home. Seven
Oak Bay houses find new American life
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
are celebrating all three as they prepare to move into their first home. Seven barged homes (five more to follow) from Oak Bay and Victoria are finding new life in this special “pocket” neighbourhood in Friday Harbour. As a young couple excited... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Story inspires lemonade stand for lymphoma researchnspired by the Oak Bay News story about Eleri Olafson and her lemonade stand, O
Story inspires lemonade stand for lymphoma research
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
nspired by the Oak Bay News story about Eleri Olafson and her lemonade stand, Oak Bay youngsters Taite Doerksen (10) holding Adaline Doerksen (11 months) and Zoe Harrison (10) created their own stand to raise funds for Eleri’s cause, lymphoma... Read more
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BC Local News
Baseball a life-long passion for Victoria teenso many other great baseball players from the Island. It's just an honour to be
Baseball a life-long passion for Victoria teen
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
so many other great baseball players from the Island. It's just an honour to be picked for the event,” said the 15-year-old Oak Bay High student. The biggest challenge, says Clark, will be playing with a number of new players he's never played with... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Young O’Brien steps into the solo Willows spotlightFintan O’Brien may be a familiar face for Oak Bay audiences but this summer it’
Young O’Brien steps into the solo Willows spotlight
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Fintan O’Brien may be a familiar face for Oak Bay audiences but this summer it’s less of a family affair. The young musician played Willows park the previous two summers as part of the prolific performers, the O’Brien Family. “Both times I’ve... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Deuce destined to be part of the party of Deuce DaysOak Bay resident Wayne Dalby finished his little deuce in short order and has i
Oak Bay Deuce destined to be part of the party of Deuce Days
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Oak Bay resident Wayne Dalby finished his little deuce in short order and has it shined and ready for Deuce Days this weekend. “We built it as quickly as possible. It took us 11 months, because at my age there aren’t many years left,” Dalby said... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Hampshire keeps commercial loading zoneby commercial vehicles for loading and unloading throughout the day. Engineerin
Hampshire keeps commercial loading zone
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
by commercial vehicles for loading and unloading throughout the day. Engineering Services staff also consulted with the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association who wish it to remain commercial. Coun. Hazel Braithwaite confirmed with staff that... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Column: A wee nosey into a family legacy of land and treesfamily, and their garden. We’ll start at the beginning. In 1936, Iain Hunter’
Column: A wee nosey into a family legacy of land and trees
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
family, and their garden. We’ll start at the beginning. In 1936, Iain Hunter’s parents pulled up to a new house in south Oak Bay. Legend has it that when Dr. Hunter asked his wife if she’d like to go in, she replied firmly, “no.” “What do you... Read more
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Oak Bay News
UVic prof, international student enhance listening experienceprojects. Using a sophisticated algorithm, students are then paired with profes
UVic prof, international student enhance listening experience
Oak Bay News / Posted 11 days ago
projects. Using a sophisticated algorithm, students are then paired with professors to complete the projects. Working with Oak Bay resident Dr. Peter Driessen at a UVic lab, Venuprasad will work on headphone sound externalization to create a system... Read more
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BC Local News
New community theatre gets rave reviewsupon its burgeoning reputation as one of the premier performance venues in the
New community theatre gets rave reviews
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
upon its burgeoning reputation as one of the premier performance venues in the capital region. The theatre, part of the new Oak Bay High School, has been officially up and running since mid-November, said theatre manager Steve Price. It’s named in... Read more
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Oak Bay News
New community theatre gets rave reviewsupon its burgeoning reputation as one of the premier performance venues in the
New community theatre gets rave reviews
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 days ago
upon its burgeoning reputation as one of the premier performance venues in the capital region. The theatre, part of the new Oak Bay High School, has been officially up and running since mid-November, said theatre manager Steve Price. It’s named in... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Premier teams close regular ball seasonWhile the Oak Bay-based Premier Victoria Mariners baseball players close their
Premier teams close regular ball season
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 days ago
While the Oak Bay-based Premier Victoria Mariners baseball players close their regular season on the road, the Premier Victoria Eagles finish regular season with four home games this weekend. Playing out of Lambrick Park, the Eagles host the Okanagan... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay water skiers double on BC GamesJohn and Christopher Horwood exist, in part, because of the BC Summer Games. T
Oak Bay water skiers double on BC Games
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 days ago
John and Christopher Horwood exist, in part, because of the BC Summer Games. The Oak Bay twins’ mom, Tina Horwood, loves to tell the tale to her students at Oak Bay High, who apparently also enjoy the story, of how she met her husband. Tina’s dad... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
United 2nd in rep soccer championshipsChampionships final Sunday at Kings Park in Penticton. In pool play, United fi
United 2nd in rep soccer championships
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 15 days ago
Championships final Sunday at Kings Park in Penticton. In pool play, United finished 3-0 with wins over Prince George, Oak Bay from Victoria, and Coquitlam Metro Ford. “I don’t think I could single out any individuals,” said Vernon coach Al... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay youngster sells lemonade for lymphoma researchlieu of gifts. “I just can’t wait til the day they say they find a cure for ca
Oak Bay youngster sells lemonade for lymphoma research
Oak Bay News / Posted 15 days ago
lieu of gifts. “I just can’t wait til the day they say they find a cure for cancer, any kind of cancer,” Eleri said. The Oak Bay youngster, who enters Grade 5 at Willows elementary this fall, already raised nearly $40 that she’ll donate at the... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
JOCK TALK: Baseball, lacrosse, racing, golf action on tapplaying nightly at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 20 to 22. In West
JOCK TALK: Baseball, lacrosse, racing, golf action on tap
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
playing nightly at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 20 to 22. In West Shore cricket this week, Metchosin hosts Oak Bay at the cricket grounds behind the municipal hall this Saturday at noon. Turning to lacrosse, the WLA Victoria... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Reader photo of the week: Who's that?Andrew Law took this photo a few months ago in a neighbours yard (he lives in V
Reader photo of the week: Who's that?
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
Andrew Law took this photo a few months ago in a neighbours yard (he lives in Victoria just outside the Oak Bay border). ‘The Owl was sitting in a tree as I pulled into my driveway, I went to get my camera and it was as if it came down from the tree... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay resident receives the Mayor of Oak Bay’s Letter of RecognitionOak Bay resident Lieutenant-Commander Francis Leung receives the Mayor of Oak B
Oak Bay resident receives the Mayor of Oak Bay’s Letter of Recognition
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
Oak Bay resident Lieutenant-Commander Francis Leung receives the Mayor of Oak Bay’s Letter of Recognition from Coun. Kevin Murdoch for 19 years of loyal and distinguished service to Canada upon retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed... Read more
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Oak Bay News
MLA report: Weaver laments campground brokerageby either allocating enough resident-specific sites to meet demand, or by stagg
MLA report: Weaver laments campground brokerage
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
by either allocating enough resident-specific sites to meet demand, or by staggering booking openings so British Columbians have first shot at reserving a spot. Andrew Weaver is the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and the leader of the B.C. Green Pa... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay dominates Best of the City deli marketA handful of Oak Bay businesses were deemed best by Greater Victoria readers.
Oak Bay dominates Best of the City deli market
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
A handful of Oak Bay businesses were deemed best by Greater Victoria readers. Traditionally near the top of the pack year after year, Oak Bay was named best for recreation and Oak Bay Recreation Centre also finished third in the best swimming pool... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Sibling duo reconnects on Dave Dunnet stageCamp, then the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Comox with the full band July 9 to
Sibling duo reconnects on Dave Dunnet stage
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
Camp, then the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Comox with the full band July 9 to be all geared up for the July 15 concert in Oak Bay. “We’re also performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts and doing a CBC Musical Nooner in downtown Vancouver.... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Little lending libraries build community across Greater VictoriaThe tiny home atop a post at the foot of the hill on King George Terrace is the
Little lending libraries build community across Greater Victoria
Oak Bay News / Posted 16 days ago
The tiny home atop a post at the foot of the hill on King George Terrace is the only registered Free Little Library in Oak Bay. Residents in the know, though, use shelves of all shapes and sizes dotted among various neighbourhoods. Spotted among... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Greater Victoria Public Reading Summer Reading Club reaps sweet rewardshair and charismatic sales pitch at all area elementary schools this spring dre
Greater Victoria Public Reading Summer Reading Club reaps sweet rewards
Oak Bay News / Posted 17 days ago
hair and charismatic sales pitch at all area elementary schools this spring drew well beyond 1,000 kids to swing by the Oak Bay library for reading records in the first three weeks of the summer reading program Book a Trip. Wood recalls the day... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay brain boot camp feeds mind and soulnon-profit organization offers a half-price, half-length emory PLUS (Practice,
Oak Bay brain boot camp feeds mind and soul
Oak Bay News / Posted 17 days ago
non-profit organization offers a half-price, half-length emory PLUS (Practice, Laughter and Useful Strategies) at Oak Bay United starting this month. Use it or lose it applies to brain fitness as well as exercise, says Summer Brain Camp... Read more
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BC Local News
B.C. Green leader questions govt’s release of real estate figuresto become a crisis and now they’re sitting on a powder keg holding press confer
B.C. Green leader questions govt’s release of real estate figures
BC Local News / Posted 17 days ago
to become a crisis and now they’re sitting on a powder keg holding press conferences based on 19 days worth of data,” the Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA said in a media release. “They have dropped the ball on this file, completely dropped the ball.” The... Read more
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Oak Bay News
CCPA brings a beast to Oak Bay this yearThe Canadian College of Performing Arts brings a beast to Oak Bay next theatre
CCPA brings a beast to Oak Bay this year
Oak Bay News / Posted 17 days ago
The Canadian College of Performing Arts brings a beast to Oak Bay next theatre season with Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast. “Last year we welcomed so many new patrons with a season that included Mary Poppins, The Great Gatsby, Into the Woods as... Read more
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BC Local News
Free yoga returns to Willows ParkLast year every single Tuesday the whole lawn was covered.” The free yoga, led
Free yoga returns to Willows Park
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
Last year every single Tuesday the whole lawn was covered.” The free yoga, led by Anja instructors in July and Recreation Oak Bay instructors in August, includes a leader and two assistants each Tuesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. “They don’t need to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Free yoga returns to Willows ParkLast year every single Tuesday the whole lawn was covered.” The free yoga, led
Free yoga returns to Willows Park
Oak Bay News / Posted 18 days ago
Last year every single Tuesday the whole lawn was covered.” The free yoga, led by Anja instructors in July and Recreation Oak Bay instructors in August, includes a leader and two assistants each Tuesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. “They don’t need to... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay student wins World Citizenship ScholarshipOak Bay High grad Ruby Tang earned a $1,000 World Citizenship Scholarship, newl
Oak Bay student wins World Citizenship Scholarship
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
Oak Bay High grad Ruby Tang earned a $1,000 World Citizenship Scholarship, newly created by the Bahá’í Faith community in Oak Bay. The scholarship was created to encourage students to “Let your vision be world-embracing” and to work toward harmony... Read more
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BC Local News
Committee approves overheight wall already builtAn over-height wall got the OK from Oak Bay’s committee of the whole last month
Committee approves overheight wall already built
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
An over-height wall got the OK from Oak Bay’s committee of the whole last month after it was accidentally constructed too tall. The original proposal to construct an accessory building, a detached carport enclosed on two and a half sides, was issued... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Committee approves overheight wall already builtAn over-height wall got the OK from Oak Bay’s committee of the whole last month
Committee approves overheight wall already built
Oak Bay News / Posted 18 days ago
An over-height wall got the OK from Oak Bay’s committee of the whole last month after it was accidentally constructed too tall. The original proposal to construct an accessory building, a detached carport enclosed on two and a half sides, was issued... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Pop, jazz and soul combine in latest Willows summer fareKristina Helene stages a jazzy return to Oak Bay this summer. Helene performed
Pop, jazz and soul combine in latest Willows summer fare
Oak Bay News / Posted 19 days ago
Kristina Helene stages a jazzy return to Oak Bay this summer. Helene performed this winter in a Crooner’s Christmas at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel but turns in the croon for n upbeat repertoire for the second Recreation Oak Bay concert at Willows Park... Read more
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