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Oak Bay News
Water garden showcases natural beautyhosted by the For the Love of Africa Society Saturday, July 9, raises funds for
Water garden showcases natural beauty
Oak Bay News / Posted 40 minutes ago
hosted by the For the Love of Africa Society Saturday, July 9, raises funds for the society’s projects in Africa. Howard’s Oak Bay garden is among nine on this year’s tour. Around the pond and surrounding space, Howard has worked with the rocky... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Suburban Wild: Of dragons and ladies— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The flying dragon is perhaps every
Suburban Wild: Of dragons and ladies
Oak Bay News / Posted 40 minutes ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The flying dragon is perhaps everyone’s favourite insect. Big enough to be easily seen and bright as a flying jewel, the dragonfly, member of the order Odonata (“tooth-jawed”), largely escapes the insect... Read more
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BC Local News
Rotary Club aids Oak Bay park projectsThe Rotary Club of Oak Bay shone its fundraising focus on the Uplands Park and
Rotary Club aids Oak Bay park projects
BC Local News / Posted 23 hours ago
The Rotary Club of Oak Bay shone its fundraising focus on the Uplands Park and Cattle Point neighbourhood recently. The club presented a cheque for $6,000 to Chris Hyde-Lay, Manager of Parks Services in Oak Bay, to support the purchase of bike racks... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Rotary Club aids Oak Bay park projectsThe Rotary Club of Oak Bay shone its fundraising focus on the Uplands Park and
Rotary Club aids Oak Bay park projects
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
The Rotary Club of Oak Bay shone its fundraising focus on the Uplands Park and Cattle Point neighbourhood recently. The club presented a cheque for $6,000 to Chris Hyde-Lay, Manager of Parks Services in Oak Bay, to support the purchase of bike racks... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Confined space rescue contract renewedSaanich and Oak Bay fire departments continue to cover safety at the adjacent u
Confined space rescue contract renewed
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Saanich and Oak Bay fire departments continue to cover safety at the adjacent university. “WorkSafe requires employers who put employees in confined spaces must have a plan for their safety,” said chief Dave Cockle. “The University of Victoria is a... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Council OKs fire agreementOak Bay council authorized its staff to participate in a new Fire Service Agree
Council OKs fire agreement
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay council authorized its staff to participate in a new Fire Service Agreement with Saanich, Esquimalt, View Royal and Central Saanich to “enhance the level of life safety and property protection available to citizens in the participating... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Parks host cricketers, paddlers— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News Oak Bay’s Windsor Park is busy wit
Parks host cricketers, paddlers
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News Oak Bay’s Windsor Park is busy with Victoria Cricket League action this weekend. On Saturday, June 25, Oak Bay plays the University at 12 p.m., before Sunday, June 26 brings the Alcos to take on Cowichan,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Garden trends from Chelseaplans hatched before I collapsed with a glass of wine – unglamorously, unfashio
Garden trends from Chelsea
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
plans hatched before I collapsed with a glass of wine – unglamorously, unfashionably, but absolutely fabulously (of course). Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and creative non-fiction writing instructor at the University o... Read more
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BC Local News
Poets’ Corner group supports ‘infill’ proposalYale St., is currently home to the Masonic hall adjacent to St. Mary Anglican C
Poets’ Corner group supports ‘infill’ proposal
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Yale St., is currently home to the Masonic hall adjacent to St. Mary Anglican Church (on Elgin Road) that also houses the Oak Bay Parent-owned Pre-school and Canadian College of the Performing Arts. “I feel this is for Oak Bay an innovative... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich Police investigate theft of First Nations artSaanich Police are investigating the theft of a piece of First Nations art from
Saanich Police investigate theft of First Nations art
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Saanich Police are investigating the theft of a piece of First Nations art from the University of Victoria. Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a break and enter at UVic’s Fraser building on June 13. Inside they discovered a few lockers had been... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Poets’ Corner group supports ‘infill’ proposalYale St., is currently home to the Masonic hall adjacent to St. Mary Anglican C
Poets’ Corner group supports ‘infill’ proposal
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Yale St., is currently home to the Masonic hall adjacent to St. Mary Anglican Church (on Elgin Road) that also houses the Oak Bay Parent-owned Pre-school and Canadian College of the Performing Arts. “I feel this is for Oak Bay an innovative... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Sacred Willow brings healing space to Oak Bay AvenueThe rustle of greenery inspired Angela Cowan to plant her new business on a sec
Sacred Willow brings healing space to Oak Bay Avenue
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
The rustle of greenery inspired Angela Cowan to plant her new business on a second-floor suite on Oak Bay Avenue. As a freshly minted registered acupuncturist, Cowan sought the ideal space to start her practice. Despite ongoing renovation, the tree... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Valuable artwork stolen from University of Victoria's Faculty of LawOak Bay and Saanich police are on the lookout for stolen art after a June 13 th
Valuable artwork stolen from University of Victoria's Faculty of Law
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Oak Bay and Saanich police are on the lookout for stolen art after a June 13 theft at the University of Victoria. Oak Bay Police were called that day for a break and enter to the Fraser building where a vending machine and a few lockers were broken... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Take a two-wheel tour of Oak BayIntentional lack of enforcement will allow for tourist trade in bicycle rental
Take a two-wheel tour of Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Intentional lack of enforcement will allow for tourist trade in bicycle rental at Oak Bay Marina. Council approved the move this summer because it could take six to 12 months to process an Oak Bay Marine Group application for bylaw changes to allow... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Uplands easements back off the tableOak Bay will work toward a phased approach for its sewer separation plan in the
Uplands easements back off the table
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay will work toward a phased approach for its sewer separation plan in the Uplands neighbourhood after accepting the first of four recommendations to council last week from project manager Jack Hull. The idea, noted Coun. Kevin Murdoch and... Read more
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BC Local News
Teacher takes time to teach youth to Live Differentsport and philanthropy as well as a respected teacher, Garraway helps students
Teacher takes time to teach youth to Live Different
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
sport and philanthropy as well as a respected teacher, Garraway helps students fulfill the four pillars of excellence at Oak Bay High: academics, athletics, fine arts and community leadership and philanthropy. “Mr. Garraway not only teaches... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Charities win at GaragelleniumOak Bay Volunteer Services is nearly $1,000 richer thanks to the upbeat salesma
Charities win at Garagellenium
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay Volunteer Services is nearly $1,000 richer thanks to the upbeat salesmanship of Jenni Hopkyns and her husband, Mike Platts. The Oak Bay pair, along with a couple of friends, donned fun hats and signage to indicate they were the four cashiers... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Fawn season means potential for angry doesFawn season is in full swing but Oak Bay hasn’t seen a rise in interactions wit
Fawn season means potential for angry does
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Fawn season is in full swing but Oak Bay hasn’t seen a rise in interactions with mother deer, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service. “I’m not seeing an increase in Oak Bay so I don’t see there being any change. It’s a fairly typical... Read more
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Oak Bay News
JazzFest makes some noise in Oak BayThe 33rd annual TD Victoria International JazzFest spreads its wings into Oak B
JazzFest makes some noise in Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
The 33rd annual TD Victoria International JazzFest spreads its wings into Oak Bay this year, thanks to the community’s new Dave Dunnet theatre. Running from June 24 to July 3, JazzFest features a culturally and musically diverse program of more than... Read more
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BC Local News
Send us your photosThe Oak Bay News is ready to celebrate the “Great Faces and Special Places” of
Send us your photos
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
The Oak Bay News is ready to celebrate the “Great Faces and Special Places” of this community with our annual summer special photo section. Send us your high-resolution .jpg images of the places and people who make Oak Bay a special place to live,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Join us in saluting our great teachersschool and the greater community. In addition to his classroom work, and leade
Join us in saluting our great teachers
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
school and the greater community. In addition to his classroom work, and leadership on the soccer pitch, for example, Oak Bay High teacher Brent Garraway instills by example the qualities of hard work, inclusiveness, volunteerism and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay United honoured by Mustard SeedOak Bay United Church earned honours Sunday, June 19, for its fundraising effor
Oak Bay United honoured by Mustard Seed
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Oak Bay United Church earned honours Sunday, June 19, for its fundraising efforts for the Mustard Seed. Kelcy Snyckers, the Mustard Seed’s marketing and event co-ordinator, stopped by the church Sunday to thank “Team Oak Bay United” members for... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Teacher takes time to teach youth to Live Differentsport and philanthropy as well as a respected teacher, Garraway helps students
Teacher takes time to teach youth to Live Different
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
sport and philanthropy as well as a respected teacher, Garraway helps students fulfill the four pillars of excellence at Oak Bay High: academics, athletics, fine arts and community leadership and philanthropy. “Mr. Garraway not only teaches... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Send us your photosThe Oak Bay News is ready to celebrate the “Great Faces and Special Places” of
Send us your photos
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
The Oak Bay News is ready to celebrate the “Great Faces and Special Places” of this community with our annual summer special photo section. Send us your high-resolution .jpg images of the places and people who make Oak Bay a special place to live,... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Lacrosse player Brett Bilodeau gains new experiences from Team BC tryoutssix and I went to a game and loved it.” He played his first season in Victoria
Lacrosse player Brett Bilodeau gains new experiences from Team BC tryouts
Alberni Valley News / Posted 3 days ago
six and I went to a game and loved it.” He played his first season in Victoria, where his father Steve was working at the Oak Bay arena (Steve looks after the AV Multiplex now). This is his fifth season playing in Port Alberni. Bilodeau comes... Read more
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BC Local News
Lacrosse player Brett Bilodeau gains new experiences from Team BC tryoutssix and I went to a game and loved it.” He played his first season in Victoria
Lacrosse player Brett Bilodeau gains new experiences from Team BC tryouts
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
six and I went to a game and loved it.” He played his first season in Victoria, where his father Steve was working at the Oak Bay arena (Steve looks after the AV Multiplex now). This is his fifth season playing in Port Alberni. Bilodeau comes... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Painted pianos return for summer serenadesplans to paint the Huu-ay-aht territory in preparation for her October show at
Painted pianos return for summer serenades
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
plans to paint the Huu-ay-aht territory in preparation for her October show at Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria. The piano Oak Bay artist Robert Amos painted in 2014 that usually fills a corner in the lobby of Oak Bay municipal hall is joined this... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay officer earns Torch Run honoursOak Bay Const. Sheri Lucas will serve as a guardian of the flame during the 201
Oak Bay officer earns Torch Run honours
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Oak Bay Const. Sheri Lucas will serve as a guardian of the flame during the 2017 World Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg in Austria. “It’s a real big honour,” the local police officer said. “I just think it’s incredible to be picked out of... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay adds ‘lens’ of heritage protection to planning policyOak Bay approves in principle that retention and preservation of heritage homes
Oak Bay adds ‘lens’ of heritage protection to planning policy
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
Oak Bay approves in principle that retention and preservation of heritage homes is a priority and should be considered during policy and decision making. Council also plans to investigate both mandatory heritage designations and streamlining... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Red Feather honours decades of givingto give to the United Way Greater Victoria. “I realized there were a lot, even
Red Feather honours decades of giving
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
to give to the United Way Greater Victoria. “I realized there were a lot, even then, that I hadn’t heard of,” says the Oak Bay woman. “There are things I donate to that I know about and love, like the symphony and Royal BC Museum, but there are... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Annual track classic comes to UVic stadium Sunday— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The 28th annual Victoria Internati
Annual track classic comes to UVic stadium Sunday
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The 28th annual Victoria International Track Classic comes to Centennial Stadium this Sunday, June 19. With the Rio Olympics on the horizon, the University of Victoria Vikes will welcome a host of elite... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay adds ‘lens’ of heritage protection to planning policyOak Bay approves in principle that retention and preservation of heritage homes
Oak Bay adds ‘lens’ of heritage protection to planning policy
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Oak Bay approves in principle that retention and preservation of heritage homes is a priority and should be considered during policy and decision making. Council also plans to investigate both mandatory heritage designations and streamlining... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Police News in Briefof vehicles were damaged after someone knocked multiple mirrors off in the Este
Police News in Brief
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
of vehicles were damaged after someone knocked multiple mirrors off in the Estevan Avenue and Musgrave Street area of Oak Bay on June 11. The neighbourhood was also plagued with a trio of party calls in the same timeframe. Oak Bay Police... Read more
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BC Local News
Tiger team claims lawn bowls victoryWest Shore’s Dave Mathie and Steve Foster bowled to victory at Jubilee Pacific
Tiger team claims lawn bowls victory
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
West Shore’s Dave Mathie and Steve Foster bowled to victory at Jubilee Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowling Tournament held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club June 11 and 12. The Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club pair donned colourful “Tiger Bowls” shirts for... Read more
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BC Local News
Strata owners look to green ideasgreen, says the non-profit Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association. Owners
Strata owners look to green ideas
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
green, says the non-profit Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association. Owners in many condo or townhouse complexes around Oak Bay have been suggesting “green” ideas to their strata councils, says association president Sandy Wagner. LED lighting,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tiger team claims lawn bowls victoryWest Shore’s Dave Mathie and Steve Foster bowled to victory at Jubilee Pacific
Tiger team claims lawn bowls victory
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
West Shore’s Dave Mathie and Steve Foster bowled to victory at Jubilee Pacific Pairs Lawn Bowling Tournament held at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club June 11 and 12. The Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club pair donned colourful “Tiger Bowls” shirts for... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Strata owners look to green ideasgreen, says the non-profit Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association. Owners
Strata owners look to green ideas
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
green, says the non-profit Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association. Owners in many condo or townhouse complexes around Oak Bay have been suggesting “green” ideas to their strata councils, says association president Sandy Wagner. LED lighting,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Mayor leads Anderson Hill ambleThe tradition started by former mayor Christopher Causton celebrates a decade w
Mayor leads Anderson Hill amble
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
The tradition started by former mayor Christopher Causton celebrates a decade with a Saturday amble through Oak Bay. “The purpose is to promote an active lifestyle and show people interesting and charming places to walk. The second purpose is... Read more
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Oak Bay News
125 ever-changing flagsa good chance you’ll see something other than the red maple leaf waving from hi
125 ever-changing flags
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
a good chance you’ll see something other than the red maple leaf waving from his flag pole. For about 15 years, the former Oak Bay mayor has collected a wide range of flags from various people. Inspired by a woman on Beach Drive who used to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Beach Hotel hosts ‘artist that painted Victoria’Robert Amos takes over the conservatory at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel this month a
Oak Bay Beach Hotel hosts ‘artist that painted Victoria’
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Robert Amos takes over the conservatory at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel this month and next. The Oak Bay artist is “in residence” as the first artist in a rotation of three who will share their work with visitors and neighbours at the Beach Drive... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Transition to retirement can bring emotional turmoil for elite athletesrace.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick TORONTO - Simon Whitfield finds solace
Transition to retirement can bring emotional turmoil for elite athletes
Brandon Sun / Posted 10 days ago
race.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick TORONTO - Simon Whitfield finds solace navigating the ocean swells off Victoria's Oak Bay. The champion triathlete can spend hours on his stand-up paddleboard, alone with his thoughts as the rhythmic lap of... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Transition to retirement can bring emotional turmoil for elite athletesTORONTO - Simon Whitfield finds solace navigating the ocean swells off Victoria
Transition to retirement can bring emotional turmoil for elite athletes
Brandon Sun / Posted 10 days ago
TORONTO - Simon Whitfield finds solace navigating the ocean swells off Victoria's Oak Bay. The champion triathlete can spend hours on his stand-up paddleboard, alone with his thoughts as the rhythmic lap of the waves provides the soundtrack. "It's... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Elder abuse awareness sessions doubleelders in the community.” Last year the Victoria CRN offered two public inform
Elder abuse awareness sessions double
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
elders in the community.” Last year the Victoria CRN offered two public information sessions, one in James Bay and one in Oak Bay. This year they’re adding two more to offer new material through the BC Community Response Network through the... Read more
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BC Local News
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illnessOak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
Oak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support of mental heath this month. Among those registered for the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event for Canadian Mental Health Association are former NHLer Geoff Courtnall,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illnessOak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
Oak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support of mental heath this month. Among those registered for the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event for Canadian Mental Health Association are former NHLer Geoff Courtnall,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Youth titles to honour National Aboriginal Dayby Suzie Napayok-Short – Summer vacation becomes exciting when Akuluk goes egg
Youth titles to honour National Aboriginal Day
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
by Suzie Napayok-Short – Summer vacation becomes exciting when Akuluk goes egg hunting with her grandparents in the Arctic. Sarah Isbister is the Children & Family Literacy Librarian at the Oak Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Public... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay News welcomes readers for annual teaThe Oak Bay News welcomed the community to Oak Bay United Church Thursday for i
Oak Bay News welcomes readers for annual tea
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
The Oak Bay News welcomed the community to Oak Bay United Church Thursday for its second annual reader appreciation tea. Guests were treated to a wide array of tasty tea sandwiches and treats prepared by volunteers from the church, beautifully... Read more
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BC Local News
Rebirth graces gateway to future ‘arts capital of the Capital’Rebirth greets guests as they enter Oak Bay thanks to a one-time provincial gra
Rebirth graces gateway to future ‘arts capital of the Capital’
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
Rebirth greets guests as they enter Oak Bay thanks to a one-time provincial grant. “When it went up last year as a temporary art installation I had a lot of comments from businesses and residents that they liked it,” said Barbara Adams, Oak Bay arts... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Rebirth graces gateway to future ‘arts capital of the Capital’Rebirth greets guests as they enter Oak Bay thanks to a one-time provincial gra
Rebirth graces gateway to future ‘arts capital of the Capital’
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
Rebirth greets guests as they enter Oak Bay thanks to a one-time provincial grant. “When it went up last year as a temporary art installation I had a lot of comments from businesses and residents that they liked it,” said Barbara Adams, Oak Bay arts... Read more
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BC Local News
Jamie’s Whaling Station ready for big seasondelighting local and visiting fishers and embarked on a new career of providing
Jamie’s Whaling Station ready for big season
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
delighting local and visiting fishers and embarked on a new career of providing awe-inspiring wildlife experiences. The Oak Bay Marine Group shut down the Canadian Princess Resort’s marine operations earlier this year and recently sold the... Read more
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