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Oak Bay News
Library leaders take tech to the next levelin the fall, winter and spring. Year-round they offer a One-on-One: Getting Sta
Library leaders take tech to the next level
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
in the fall, winter and spring. Year-round they offer a One-on-One: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders program. In Oak Bay the program is offered twice a week, and among the instructors is library assistant Sharon Young, who says most of... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Web makeover kicks off GaragelleniumXVII, found online at oakbaygaragesale.com also features a Facebook page. Last
Web makeover kicks off Garagellenium
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
XVII, found online at oakbaygaragesale.com also features a Facebook page. Last year’s Garagellenium, an Oak Bay-wide garage sale, featured about 150 households. “It’s bringing people from all parts of the city,” Kangas said,... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay emergency prep hits the Quake CottageTalk safety preparation and experience a quake as Oak Bay celebrates an extende
Oak Bay emergency prep hits the Quake Cottage
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
Talk safety preparation and experience a quake as Oak Bay celebrates an extended Emergency Preparedness Week May 1 to 7. It’s a good time to check your emergency plan and build or update emergency kits, says Eileen Grant, manager of emergency... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay emergency prep hits the Quake CottageTalk safety preparation and experience a quake as Oak Bay celebrates an extende
Oak Bay emergency prep hits the Quake Cottage
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
Talk safety preparation and experience a quake as Oak Bay celebrates an extended Emergency Preparedness Week May 1 to 7. It’s a good time to check your emergency plan and build or update emergency kits, says Eileen Grant, manager of emergency... Read more
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BC Local News
‘Retro-modern’ at home in Oak Baydays. “I’ve been packing this wood around since the ‘70s and finally found a p
‘Retro-modern’ at home in Oak Bay
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
days. “I’ve been packing this wood around since the ‘70s and finally found a place to use it,” Frank says. The south Oak Bay home is one of 12 on this year’s self-guided Young Life Home Design & Renovation Tour, featuring complete home... Read more
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BC Local News
Deer management funds slashed from 2016 budgetlast year that remains in the budget. “With limited funds I think we can come
Deer management funds slashed from 2016 budget
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
last year that remains in the budget. “With limited funds I think we can come up with a plan,” agreed Zhelka, suggesting Oak Bay could strike a deer committee. “That’s something I’ll put forward in the future.” Coun. Michelle Kirby reiterated... Read more
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BC Local News
JOCK TALK: Student athletes have a busy week ahead(April 29). The following Friday, May 6, Belmont travels to Esquimalt where ad
JOCK TALK: Student athletes have a busy week ahead
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
(April 29). The following Friday, May 6, Belmont travels to Esquimalt where additional teams include Mt. Doug, Reynolds, Oak Bay and Claremont. On Tuesday, May 3, senior badminton returns to the West Shore when Belmont hosts Ed Milne at 3:45... Read more
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Oak Bay News
School sports keep athletes hoppingIt’s a busy week in high school sports. Rugby action will keep Oak Bay athlete
School sports keep athletes hopping
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
It’s a busy week in high school sports. Rugby action will keep Oak Bay athletes busy, with the junior and senior boys both in action April 30. Senior boys visit St. Michaels University School at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, before Glenlyon Norfolk... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Deer management funds slashed from 2016 budgetlast year that remains in the budget. “With limited funds I think we can come
Deer management funds slashed from 2016 budget
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
last year that remains in the budget. “With limited funds I think we can come up with a plan,” agreed Zhelka, suggesting Oak Bay could strike a deer committee. “That’s something I’ll put forward in the future.” Coun. Michelle Kirby reiterated... Read more
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Oak Bay News
‘Retro-modern’ at home in Oak Baydays. “I’ve been packing this wood around since the ‘70s and finally found a p
‘Retro-modern’ at home in Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
days. “I’ve been packing this wood around since the ‘70s and finally found a place to use it,” Frank says. The south Oak Bay home is one of 12 on this year’s self-guided Young Life Home Design & Renovation Tour, featuring complete home... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Down the garden paththe home or deck above, or down at ground level, the effect leads your eye as w
Down the garden path
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
the home or deck above, or down at ground level, the effect leads your eye as well as your feet. The garden, like many in Oak Bay, benefits from what DeGros calls “borrowed landscape.” Mature trees from neighbouring yards and the Uplands Golf... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tour nature’s garden to celebrate park’s birthdayChristine van Reeuwyk Oak Bay News Victor Lotto and his Wheaten terrier Barne
Tour nature’s garden to celebrate park’s birthday
Oak Bay News / Posted 4 days ago
Christine van Reeuwyk Oak Bay News Victor Lotto and his Wheaten terrier Barney traverse 20 minutes into Uplands Park almost daily for exercise and inspiration. “We visit there every morning and I have a number of nice spots I like to paint,” says... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
JOCK TALK: Student athletes have a busy week ahead(April 29). The following Friday, May 6, Belmont travels to Esquimalt where ad
JOCK TALK: Student athletes have a busy week ahead
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
(April 29). The following Friday, May 6, Belmont travels to Esquimalt where additional teams include Mt. Doug, Reynolds, Oak Bay and Claremont. On Tuesday, May 3, senior badminton returns to the West Shore when Belmont hosts Ed Milne at 3:45... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Hospitals campaign springs for new cancer equipmentCarl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagnosed nearly three d
Hospitals campaign springs for new cancer equipment
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagnosed nearly three decades ago with leukemia, the Oak Bay resident acknowledges that new techniques and equipment introduced along the way has both saved his life, and added to its... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Campaign springs for cancer equipmentOak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagno
Campaign springs for cancer equipment
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Oak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagnosed nearly three decades ago with leukemia, new techniques and equipment along the way both saved his life, and added to its quality. “In the early days for me they would... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Letters to the editor - April 27Mayor’s maternity leave furor may give birthing to new legislation (News, April
Letters to the editor - April 27
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Mayor’s maternity leave furor may give birthing to new legislation (News, April 20) Sooke Mayor Maja Tait and Oak Bay Coun. Michelle Kirby are labouring under a misconception. Elected officials volunteer to serve. They are not... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay grad rises to the community challengeOak Bay High grad Jonathan Willcocks credits much of his high school experience
Oak Bay grad rises to the community challenge
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
Oak Bay High grad Jonathan Willcocks credits much of his high school experience with where he is today. The former Oak Bay class president came to the local community a little later than many of his classmates, moving from England as a teen to live... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Two weapons calls, one arrestOak Bay Police continue to investigate one of two weapons calls last Friday. P
Two weapons calls, one arrest
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
Oak Bay Police continue to investigate one of two weapons calls last Friday. Police responded to Cadboro Bay Road near the intersection with with Foul Bay Road April 22 just after 9 p.m. Several young teens who were walking on Cadboro Bay Road... Read more
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BC Local News
Public engagement targets achievedbeen implemented,” Mears said. For example, council introduced a public input
Public engagement targets achieved
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
been implemented,” Mears said. For example, council introduced a public input session during council meetings, official Oak Bay emails for elected officials and even free wi-fi. As well, web casting of meetings is close to implementation. “Now... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Public engagement targets achievedbeen implemented,” Mears said. For example, council introduced a public input
Public engagement targets achieved
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 days ago
been implemented,” Mears said. For example, council introduced a public input session during council meetings, official Oak Bay emails for elected officials and even free wi-fi. As well, web casting of meetings is close to implementation. “Now... Read more
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BC Local News
Westshore Valkyries headed to rugby showdownbut because six players from last year’s B.C. premier champion Velox (now West-
Westshore Valkyries headed to rugby showdown
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
but because six players from last year’s B.C. premier champion Velox (now West-shore) shifted over to CW to help build the Oak Bay club’s numbers and competitiveness. The defending champs still have the edge in experience, however, with 12 of... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Westshore Valkyries headed to rugby showdownbut because six players from last year’s B.C. premier champion Velox (now West-
Westshore Valkyries headed to rugby showdown
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
but because six players from last year’s B.C. premier champion Velox (now West-shore) shifted over to CW to help build the Oak Bay club’s numbers and competitiveness. The defending champs still have the edge in experience, however, with 12 of... Read more
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BC Local News
Campaign springs for cancer equipmentOak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagno
Campaign springs for cancer equipment
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
Oak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagnosed nearly three decades ago with leukemia, new techniques and equipment along the way both saved his life, and added to its quality. “In the early days for me they would... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Campaign springs for cancer equipmentOak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagno
Campaign springs for cancer equipment
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Oak Bay resident Carl Peterson applauds advances in medical technology. Diagnosed nearly three decades ago with leukemia, new techniques and equipment along the way both saved his life, and added to its quality. “In the early days for me they would... Read more
3 related stories
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BC Local News
Youth transitional housing slated for Oak BayThreshold Housing plans to have youth moving into Oak Bay by Sept. 1. The orga
Youth transitional housing slated for Oak Bay
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
Threshold Housing plans to have youth moving into Oak Bay by Sept. 1. The organization that provides housing for young people, signed a five-year lease to use the church-owned building adjacent to Oak Bay United Church last week after meetings with... Read more
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BC Local News
Aphids...already!= eggs = voracious larvae. With this weather I think we’re going to need all t
Aphids...already!
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
= eggs = voracious larvae. With this weather I think we’re going to need all the help we can get. I’m calling in the cute troops. Chrisitn Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and creative non-fiction writing instructor at theUniversity of Vict... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Young athlete floors the competition for silver medalOak Bay athlete Ava Stewart scored silver at the recent provincial tumbling com
Young athlete floors the competition for silver medal
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Oak Bay athlete Ava Stewart scored silver at the recent provincial tumbling competition in Langley. Stewart was among the medal-winners during the provincial trials in March, earning a place at recent provincials. Her Falcon Gymnastics team sent 13... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Youth transitional housing slated for Oak BayThreshold Housing plans to have youth moving into Oak Bay by Sept. 1. The orga
Youth transitional housing slated for Oak Bay
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Threshold Housing plans to have youth moving into Oak Bay by Sept. 1. The organization that provides housing for young people, signed a five-year lease to use the church-owned building adjacent to Oak Bay United Church last week after meetings with... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Inspired by Mindful MondaysMindful Mondays put Deb Little in the right frame of mind for her week. The Oa
Inspired by Mindful Mondays
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Mindful Mondays put Deb Little in the right frame of mind for her week. The Oak Bay woman starts with a little yoga followed by meditation. Before being diagnosed with cancer last year she didn’t like yoga, preferring the vigour of cycling or... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Plant sale supports Rwandan projectsOak Bay gardeners are invited to the home of John and Toni Jordan this weekend
Plant sale supports Rwandan projects
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Oak Bay gardeners are invited to the home of John and Toni Jordan this weekend to enjoy the fruits of their garden labours and support ongoing projects in Rwanda. The sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1, is at 178 Beach Dr., at Victoria... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Aphids...already!= eggs = voracious larvae. With this weather I think we’re going to need all t
Aphids...already!
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
= eggs = voracious larvae. With this weather I think we’re going to need all the help we can get. I’m calling in the cute troops. Chrisitn Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and creative non-fiction writing instructor at theUniversity of Vict... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Letter: Leave the flea, focus on the elephantRe: Runoff, habitat loss, climate change key water concerns, Oak Bay News, Apri
Letter: Leave the flea, focus on the elephant
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
Re: Runoff, habitat loss, climate change key water concerns, Oak Bay News, April 15, 2016 Dr. Copping was chair of a 1990s international regional team of scientists charged with evaluating the “mixing” of waters, fish and other organisms in the salt... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay Rotary hands out Paul Harris Fellowshipsmuch fanfare a trio of dedicated members of the community were recognized last
Oak Bay Rotary hands out Paul Harris Fellowships
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
much fanfare a trio of dedicated members of the community were recognized last night in the David Foster Theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Oak Bay councillor and avid volunteer Hazel Braithwaite, author and broadcaster Bob McDonald, host of... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Rotary hands out Paul Harris Fellowshipsmuch fanfare a trio of dedicated members of the community were recognized last
Oak Bay Rotary hands out Paul Harris Fellowships
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
much fanfare a trio of dedicated members of the community were recognized last night in the David Foster Theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Oak Bay councillor and avid volunteer Hazel Braithwaite, author and broadcaster Bob McDonald, host of... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich rec centres may consider sharing software with rest of regionand Salt Spring Island rec centres is set to expire in December 2017. Others ra
Saanich rec centres may consider sharing software with rest of region
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
and Salt Spring Island rec centres is set to expire in December 2017. Others ran their own software contracts. They’ll join Oak Bay, Saanich, Victoria, West Shore Parks and Esquimalt on the new software contract. The CRD will save approximately... Read more
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BC Local News
Restorative Justice repairs harm caused by crime70 to 80 referrals per year from police and Crown prosecutors for criminal offe
Restorative Justice repairs harm caused by crime
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
70 to 80 referrals per year from police and Crown prosecutors for criminal offences that occur in Victoria, Esquimalt and Oak Bay. The severity of the offences ranges from minor thefts and mischief to sexual assaults and assault causing bodily... Read more
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BC Local News
Victoria News picks up national newspaper awardMike Cowan. “We have the honour of being the newspaper here in what I believe i
Victoria News picks up national newspaper award
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Mike Cowan. “We have the honour of being the newspaper here in what I believe is the greatest community in Canada.” The Oak Bay News also came in third in the outstanding community service category, while the Lookout Newspaper at CFB Esquimalt... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Classmates reunite at fitness classTwo Oak Bay residents credit Recreation Oak Bay with a rekindling of youthful a
Classmates reunite at fitness class
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Two Oak Bay residents credit Recreation Oak Bay with a rekindling of youthful acquaintance. Note that this is not a romantic tale. When Pam Walton and her husband moved to Oak Bay in 2014, she immediately joined a workout class through Recreation... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Athletes on track for fun and competitionMonday huddles at the Oak Bay High track reach numbers well beyond the 55 regis
Athletes on track for fun and competition
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
Monday huddles at the Oak Bay High track reach numbers well beyond the 55 registered athletes in Victoria Special Olympics’ track program. Athletes in the program, those on the waitlist and volunteer coaches gather once a week for the spring program... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
JOCK TALK: Lacrosse, high school sports on tapOn Thursday, April 28, Royal Bay hosts St. Margaret’s for a 3:30 p.m. start. O
JOCK TALK: Lacrosse, high school sports on tap
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
On Thursday, April 28, Royal Bay hosts St. Margaret’s for a 3:30 p.m. start. On the junior side, the Belmont girls host Oak Bay at Goudy Field at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 before playing their final game against Reynolds on Thursday, April 28.... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay News earns newspaper honoursThe Oak Bay News is recognized as among some of the best newspapers in the coun
Oak Bay News earns newspaper honours
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
The Oak Bay News is recognized as among some of the best newspapers in the country. The paper placed third in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards for Outstanding Community Service for its coverage of and involvement with the Sno’uyutth pole... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay News earns newspaper honoursThe Oak Bay News is recognized as among some of the best newspapers in the coun
Oak Bay News earns newspaper honours
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
The Oak Bay News is recognized as among some of the best newspapers in the country. The paper placed third in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards for Outstanding Community Service for its coverage of and involvement with the Sno’uyutth pole... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
HOMEFINDER: West Shore homes featured on annual tourhappening April 30 and May 1, features 12 finished projects in Langford, Colwoo
HOMEFINDER: West Shore homes featured on annual tour
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
happening April 30 and May 1, features 12 finished projects in Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay. They range from a kitchen and dining room upgrade in a Songhees waterfront townhouse to a completely remodeled... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
EDITORIAL: Capital Region receives marching orders on treatmenttreat the wastewater produced in Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt and Songhees Firs
EDITORIAL: Capital Region receives marching orders on treatment
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
treat the wastewater produced in Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, Esquimalt, Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay. When a collection of scientists who have spent years studying the ocean and the life cycle of its inhabitants say... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Former top athlete and student recognized for achievementsKing Lee News Contributor Stew Smith, who began life living on Transit Road i
Former top athlete and student recognized for achievements
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
King Lee News Contributor Stew Smith, who began life living on Transit Road in Oak Bay 77 years ago, is being honoured by his hometown, albeit on the wrong side of the Tweed Curtain. Now, Dr. Stewart Smith of Princeton University, one of the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Heritage register recognizes home’s valuebeen said that the greenest house is the one already built. And the message to
Heritage register recognizes home’s value
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
been said that the greenest house is the one already built. And the message to homeowners – or prospective buyers – of Oak Bay’s older homes is that they can often be renovated to adapt to today’s lifestyles while still retaining the charm and... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay baseball parks busy with weekend action— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The recent weather has been made f
Oak Bay baseball parks busy with weekend action
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
— image credit: Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News The recent weather has been made for baseball and there’s plenty going around this weekend. In high-performance baseball, the Victoria Eagles start the week at home Saturday, April 23, hosting the Whalley... Read more
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BC Local News
Oak Bay bids farewell to deputy chiefsuch as the Fire Safety House, school fire drills and in recent years, the Grad
Oak Bay bids farewell to deputy chief
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
such as the Fire Safety House, school fire drills and in recent years, the Grade 3 emergency prep program through the Oak Bay Emergency Program and fire hall tours. There are of course other moments that stand out. An epic road trip marked... Read more
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Oak Bay News
CAOB hosts AGM and community conversationThe Community Association of Oak Bay hosts its annual general meeting Saturday,
CAOB hosts AGM and community conversation
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
The Community Association of Oak Bay hosts its annual general meeting Saturday, April 30 at the Windsor Park Pavilion. The meeting opens with a welcome and Sno’uyutth awards presentation at 10 a.m., with the meeting next at 10:20 a.m. A community... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay bids farewell to deputy chiefsuch as the Fire Safety House, school fire drills and in recent years, the Grad
Oak Bay bids farewell to deputy chief
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
such as the Fire Safety House, school fire drills and in recent years, the Grade 3 emergency prep program through the Oak Bay Emergency Program and fire hall tours. There are of course other moments that stand out. An epic road trip marked... Read more
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