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Oak Bay News
Slow down for school zones, remind police— image credit: Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News White lines painted in the
Slow down for school zones, remind police
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 hours ago
— image credit: Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News White lines painted in the road, won’t save you but common sense and paying attention can, says Const. Markus Lueder. The school liaison officer with Oak Bay police reminds drivers, students and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Butchers, brewery salute firefighters’ fundraiserWhile Oktoberfest is a fall staple in many communities, Oak Bay firefighters ar
Butchers, brewery salute firefighters’ fundraiser
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
While Oktoberfest is a fall staple in many communities, Oak Bay firefighters are banking on a sausage-and-beer salute to summer to raise funds for a local school. The Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation hosts Sausage Fest Saturday, Sept. 17... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Green thumbs aid Rwandan girlshouses and providing post secondary education, is his annual training mission i
Green thumbs aid Rwandan girls
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
houses and providing post secondary education, is his annual training mission in January, funded through an $8,000 Oak Bay Rotary grant. He’ll head to remote locations roughly 10 or 12 kilometres off the paved road and teach a group of... Read more
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Oak Bay News
No excuse for cruelty in wildlife interactionsthat may be causing injury. Back in May, when the issue first came to the atte
No excuse for cruelty in wildlife interactions
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
that may be causing injury. Back in May, when the issue first came to the attention of local residents and authorities, Oak Bay police Deputy Chief Kent Thom noted that the possibility of leg traps – whose use has not yet been verified – “gives... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
HOMEFINDER: Greater Victoria attracts out of town buyersfigures are finalized for 2016. “Some immigrant buyers and buyers from the Mai
HOMEFINDER: Greater Victoria attracts out of town buyers
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
figures are finalized for 2016. “Some immigrant buyers and buyers from the Mainland seem to like Saanich, Gordon Head, Oak Bay and Fairfield because those neighbourhoods are close to UVic,” Nugent said. “It could be up to a quarter of the sales... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Police news in briefdraws police attention A driver faces a 90-day driving prohibition after lodgi
Police news in brief
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
draws police attention A driver faces a 90-day driving prohibition after lodging a vehicle into a park hedge in south Oak Bay Aug. 20. Police responded and had to help the driver out of the vehicle as the doors would not open. The... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Vikes women see soccer action Friday at Centennial— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The University of Victoria Vikes w
Vikes women see soccer action Friday at Centennial
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team hits the pitch today (Friday, Aug. 26), hosting the Western Washington University Vikings at 4 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. UVic’s men’s squad is on the... Read more
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BC Local News
Fairway reno brings updates and more deli varietyFairway Market shoppers may have noticed a few changes taking shape at the Oak
Fairway reno brings updates and more deli variety
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
Fairway Market shoppers may have noticed a few changes taking shape at the Oak Bay Avenue store, and can look forward to more to come. Updates so far include a switch to brighter, more efficient LED lights and aesthetic improvements like new... Read more
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BC Local News
Raccoon injuries plague Oak Bay neighbourhoodConcern continues after another raccoon was spotted missing its paw in Oak Bay.
Raccoon injuries plague Oak Bay neighbourhood
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
Concern continues after another raccoon was spotted missing its paw in Oak Bay. One resident reported injured raccoons in the spring and started a small neighbourhood poster campaign that quickly grew to include the Association for the Protection of... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Column: Rental crisis needs attention now— image credit: Photo contributed When I analyzed the rental market in my ridi
Column: Rental crisis needs attention now
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
— image credit: Photo contributed When I analyzed the rental market in my riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head, in the Greater Victoria area, I wasn’t surprised by how bad it has gotten. I know the rental availability rate is at 0.6 per cent in Victoria, I... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Raccoon injuries plague Oak Bay neighbourhoodConcern continues after another raccoon was spotted missing its paw in Oak Bay.
Raccoon injuries plague Oak Bay neighbourhood
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
Concern continues after another raccoon was spotted missing its paw in Oak Bay. One resident reported injured raccoons in the spring and started a small neighbourhood poster campaign that quickly grew to include the Association for the Protection of... Read more
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BC Local News
2017 firefighter calendars raise funds for sick kidsthe presses and available for sale at a fire hall near you. Among those with a
2017 firefighter calendars raise funds for sick kids
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
the presses and available for sale at a fire hall near you. Among those with a starring role in this year’s calendar are Oak Bay firefighters Cody Brown and Jason Hodge, executive director of the Oak Bay Fire Fighter Charitable Foundation. It’s... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Island Savings aids hungry familiesOak Bay can help the Jubilee branch of Island Savings aid local families strugg
Island Savings aids hungry families
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
Oak Bay can help the Jubilee branch of Island Savings aid local families struggling with the added expense of back to school. The Island Savings division of First West Credit Union has set a goal to provide the equivalent of 650,000 meals to Island... Read more
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BC Local News
Cracks in municipal co-operation disturbing: Jensen— image credit: Photo contributed Tim Collins News contributor Oak Bay Mayor
Cracks in municipal co-operation disturbing: Jensen
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
— image credit: Photo contributed Tim Collins News contributor Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen is concerned about cracks appearing in longstanding co-operation between some Greater Victoria municipalities. “The co-operation for fire safety is a prime... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Province needs to pony up for UVic land taxesThirteen years ago, in 2003, the District of Oak Bay received more than $72,000
Province needs to pony up for UVic land taxes
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
Thirteen years ago, in 2003, the District of Oak Bay received more than $72,000 in grants-in-lieu of taxes from the province for the University of Victoria. This year, the district received just $55,000. This despite increased costs and inflation,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Cracks in municipal co-operation disturbing: Jensen— image credit: Photo contributed Tim Collins News contributor Oak Bay Mayor
Cracks in municipal co-operation disturbing: Jensen
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
— image credit: Photo contributed Tim Collins News contributor Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen is concerned about cracks appearing in longstanding co-operation between some Greater Victoria municipalities. “The co-operation for fire safety is a prime... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Fairway reno brings updates and more deli varietyFairway Market shoppers may have noticed a few changes taking shape at the Oak
Fairway reno brings updates and more deli variety
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Fairway Market shoppers may have noticed a few changes taking shape at the Oak Bay Avenue store, and can look forward to more to come. Updates so far include a switch to brighter, more efficient LED lights and aesthetic improvements like new... Read more
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BC Local News
Yacht club marina receives Clean Marine certificationyacht club in Western Canada is the newest member of an award-winning green pro
Yacht club marina receives Clean Marine certification
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
yacht club in Western Canada is the newest member of an award-winning green program. Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s marina in Oak Bay earned a four-anchor certification in Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program for its commitment to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Yacht club marina receives Clean Marine certificationyacht club in Western Canada is the newest member of an award-winning green pro
Yacht club marina receives Clean Marine certification
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
yacht club in Western Canada is the newest member of an award-winning green program. Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s marina in Oak Bay earned a four-anchor certification in Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program for its commitment to... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay pushes province to pay more for its propertieshomes are paying in taxes and yet they are a bigger strain on us.” About one-t
Oak Bay pushes province to pay more for its properties
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
homes are paying in taxes and yet they are a bigger strain on us.” About one-third of the university property lies within Oak Bay boundaries, with the rest in Saanich. The two municipalities divide an apportioned tax rate for the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Violin duo concludes Summer SerenadeOak Bay Music bids farewell to summer with the Sombrio Violin Duo, Aug. 24 at S
Violin duo concludes Summer Serenade
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Oak Bay Music bids farewell to summer with the Sombrio Violin Duo, Aug. 24 at St. Mary’s Church. Violinists Kathryn Wiebe and Tyson Doknjas welcome pianist Derek Stanyer for the final Summer Serenade concert of the season. “We are so excited to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay pushes province to pay more for its propertieshomes are paying in taxes and yet they are a bigger strain on us.” About one-t
Oak Bay pushes province to pay more for its properties
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
homes are paying in taxes and yet they are a bigger strain on us.” About one-third of the university property lies within Oak Bay boundaries, with the rest in Saanich. The two municipalities divide an apportioned tax rate for the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
2017 firefighter calendars raise funds for sick kidsthe presses and available for sale at a fire hall near you. Among those with a
2017 firefighter calendars raise funds for sick kids
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
the presses and available for sale at a fire hall near you. Among those with a starring role in this year’s calendar are Oak Bay firefighters Cody Brown and Jason Hodge, executive director of the Oak Bay Fire Fighter Charitable Foundation. It’s... Read more
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BC Local News
Seeing Redreds, touches of burgundy and orange all bundled into one perfect plant. P.S.
Seeing Red
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
reds, touches of burgundy and orange all bundled into one perfect plant. P.S. Order them now. Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and a creative non-fiction writing instructor with the University of Victoria. cultivatedbyc... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Workshop offers youth tools for overcoming life’s stressorsYoga has long been a passion for Oak Bay resident April McNeil. She started by
Workshop offers youth tools for overcoming life’s stressors
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Yoga has long been a passion for Oak Bay resident April McNeil. She started by taking classes, eventually making the transition from student to teacher. Now, as a registered yoga teacher at Heart of the Village Yoga Studio in Oak Bay, she’s made it... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Party primes block for recoveryOak Bay’s tradition to have a fire crew attend each Oak Bay block party adds an
Party primes block for recovery
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
Oak Bay’s tradition to have a fire crew attend each Oak Bay block party adds an element of safety planning for the community. In a rare case these days, though it was at one time frequent, a member of the Oak Bay Emergency Program attends the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Seeing Redreds, touches of burgundy and orange all bundled into one perfect plant. P.S.
Seeing Red
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
reds, touches of burgundy and orange all bundled into one perfect plant. P.S. Order them now. Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and a creative non-fiction writing instructor with the University of Victoria. cultivatedbyc... Read more
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Oak Bay News
District survey seeks community input on treesHave your say as the District of Oak Bay surveys the community for input on its
District survey seeks community input on trees
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
Have your say as the District of Oak Bay surveys the community for input on its Urban Forest Management Strategy to guide the long-term health and distribution of trees. The plan will provide direction for key activities including tree canopy cover... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Province sends grant cash to municipal coffers— image credit: Photo contributed Oak Bay’s budget remains balanced after the
Province sends grant cash to municipal coffers
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
— image credit: Photo contributed Oak Bay’s budget remains balanced after the province announced its Small Community Grant, Regional District Grant and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant recipients. This year communities receive almost $53 million... Read more
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CTV News
B.C. climate plan needs carbon tax hikes, major policy changes: expertsthe province's rising emissions. "It's incompatible to be a climate leader and
B.C. climate plan needs carbon tax hikes, major policy changes: experts
CTV News / Posted 10 days ago
the province's rising emissions. "It's incompatible to be a climate leader and an LNG leader," said Weaver, who represents Oak Bay-Gordon Head in the legislature. A group of experts, First Nations, and business leaders were part of the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Vikes women welcome Japanese U18s— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News With league play around the corner
Vikes women welcome Japanese U18s
Oak Bay News / Posted 11 days ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News With league play around the corner, the University of Victoria women’s basketball team enjoys an international match-up Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Wednesday, Aug. 24 when the Vikes host the Japanese U18... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Nanaimo’s top cop to become Manitoba RCMP’s second in commandunit, drug unit and federal enforcement unit. Fisher, 47, took over as Nanaimo
Nanaimo’s top cop to become Manitoba RCMP’s second in command
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 11 days ago
unit, drug unit and federal enforcement unit. Fisher, 47, took over as Nanaimo detachment commander in late 2013 from Oak Bay where he was chief constable, a job for which he left the RCMP to stay on the Island. Prior to that, he was the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Hare-raising tale has a happy endingaround the district for this year’s ArtsAlive program, was missing. A local bu
Hare-raising tale has a happy ending
Oak Bay News / Posted 11 days ago
around the district for this year’s ArtsAlive program, was missing. A local business owner also reported the “theft” to Oak Bay police. The mystery of the missing hare was solved Sunday during the Bowker Creek Brush Up when Coun. Hazel... Read more
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BC Local News
Weaver named local Green candidateAndrew Weaver is the acclaimed BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Weaver named local Green candidate
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
Andrew Weaver is the acclaimed BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding. “The constituents in Oak Bay-Gordon Head are very, very special. They care passionately and deeply about politics and issues. They’re not afraid to tell you what... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Weaver named local Green candidateAndrew Weaver is the acclaimed BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Weaver named local Green candidate
Oak Bay News / Posted 11 days ago
Andrew Weaver is the acclaimed BC Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding. “The constituents in Oak Bay-Gordon Head are very, very special. They care passionately and deeply about politics and issues. They’re not afraid to tell you what... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Big screen thrills capture Oak Bay gradWhile Jason Bell’s sci-fi inclinations leaned more to Star Wars than Star Trek
Big screen thrills capture Oak Bay grad
Oak Bay News / Posted 12 days ago
While Jason Bell’s sci-fi inclinations leaned more to Star Wars than Star Trek as a kid growing up in Oak Bay, wearing the famed red shirt aboard the bridge of the Enterprise in the summer blockbuster Star Trek Beyond was a huge thrill. The stunt... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Loan scam hits close to homeAn Oak Bay address was recently used by a loan scammer who managed to fleece a
Loan scam hits close to home
Oak Bay News / Posted 12 days ago
An Oak Bay address was recently used by a loan scammer who managed to fleece a victim for $7,000. The fake loan company set up a website with an Oak Bay address and pretended to offer online loans. After the consumer paid the requested fees, the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Old Oak Bay High chairs receive artistic treatmentGenerations of seats took a seat on the wooden chairs that populated the old Oa
Old Oak Bay High chairs receive artistic treatment
Oak Bay News / Posted 12 days ago
Generations of seats took a seat on the wooden chairs that populated the old Oak Bay High. Today those same seats are re-imagined as artistic canvases for a Habitat for Humanity Victoria fundraiser. The local non-profit organization invited 33... Read more
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BC Local News
BBB Warning: Beware Online Loan Scamsname Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with a fake ad
BBB Warning: Beware Online Loan Scams
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
name Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with a fake address in a popular local business centre in Oak Bay. The victim paid thousands in “fees” that were supposed to secure the loan, as well as cover legal and insurance... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
BBB Warning: Beware Online Loan Scamsname Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with a fake ad
BBB Warning: Beware Online Loan Scams
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
name Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with a fake address in a popular local business centre in Oak Bay. The victim paid thousands in “fees” that were supposed to secure the loan, as well as cover legal and insurance... Read more
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Oak Bay News
SLIDESHOW: Beauty of a Brush UpSunday as local artists were joined by others from around the region to demonst
SLIDESHOW: Beauty of a Brush Up
Oak Bay News / Posted 12 days ago
Sunday as local artists were joined by others from around the region to demonstrate their work. Artists on-site included Oak Bay Community Artists Society member Judee Doyle, Bonnie Goodwin , with her ‘upcycled’ jewellery, painter JEM Easton,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Group looks to give new life to Turner buildingbuilding that once faced demolition could transform back into a vibrant gatheri
Group looks to give new life to Turner building
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
building that once faced demolition could transform back into a vibrant gathering place. Constructed in the 1940s near the Oak Bay border, the building was purchased by Island Cardiology Holdings Inc. and the group is giving the community an idea... Read more
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BC Local News
Gear lending program helps spread passion for hockeycommitments can make families reluctant to invest in the gear needed for childr
Gear lending program helps spread passion for hockey
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
commitments can make families reluctant to invest in the gear needed for children to give hockey a try. Enter Recreation Oak Bay’s Novice Hockey League’s free hockey equipment lend-out program. The program offers the free use of hockey equipment... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Gear lending program helps spread passion for hockeycommitments can make families reluctant to invest in the gear needed for childr
Gear lending program helps spread passion for hockey
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
commitments can make families reluctant to invest in the gear needed for children to give hockey a try. Enter Recreation Oak Bay’s Novice Hockey League’s free hockey equipment lend-out program. The program offers the free use of hockey equipment... Read more
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BC Local News
Avenue’s Gage Gallery marks two years with group showGillian Redwood, member artist on the events committee that organized the event
Avenue’s Gage Gallery marks two years with group show
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
Gillian Redwood, member artist on the events committee that organized the event. The non-profit collective decided on 2031 Oak Bay Ave. because of its attractive appeal at an affordable price, the proximity to other galleries, and because Oak Bay... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Avenue’s Gage Gallery marks two years with group showGillian Redwood, member artist on the events committee that organized the event
Avenue’s Gage Gallery marks two years with group show
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
Gillian Redwood, member artist on the events committee that organized the event. The non-profit collective decided on 2031 Oak Bay Ave. because of its attractive appeal at an affordable price, the proximity to other galleries, and because Oak Bay... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Embrace the night on Wednesday walkEmbrace the Night with an Oak Bay community walk tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 17.)
Embrace the night on Wednesday walk
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
Embrace the Night with an Oak Bay community walk tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 17.) at 7 p.m. Beginning and ending at Harling Point by the historic Chinese Cemetery at the foot of Crescent Road, the moon will rise shortly after walkers’ return to Harling... Read more
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BC Local News
Bogus lender claims Oak Bay addressto offer online loans through a company using the name Business Fund Group. The
Bogus lender claims Oak Bay address
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
to offer online loans through a company using the name Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with an Oak Bay address. Once the fees were paid, the website disappeared and the phone was disconnected, leaving the victim in... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Bogus lender claims Oak Bay addressto offer online loans through a company using the name Business Fund Group. The
Bogus lender claims Oak Bay address
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
to offer online loans through a company using the name Business Fund Group. The fake loan company set up a website with an Oak Bay address. Once the fees were paid, the website disappeared and the phone was disconnected, leaving the victim in... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Theatre seat sale key to piano campaignHelp bring the sweet sound of a concert grand piano to the Dave Dunnet Communit
Theatre seat sale key to piano campaign
Oak Bay News / Posted 13 days ago
Help bring the sweet sound of a concert grand piano to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High by having your name memorialized on one of the seats. The Greater Victoria School District is allowing the volunteer group fundraising for a... Read more
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