Become an Oak Bay Local

For over 4 years, OBL has been the connector for the community, bringing together neighbours to talk about what’s happening in our backyard, share stories, and hear about what really matters.

You’ve known our FB group and might already subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Now we’re taking the next step to share even more stories, spotlight the makers and creators in our community, and uncover what’s happening.

Help us bring original reporting to Oak Bay and tell the stories that matter most – bundled up in a twice weekly newsletter.

Trusted by over 13,000 people in the community.

“Oak Bay Local was founded to get locals talking and excited about what their community has to offer. We're all about supporting local businesses and sparking connections with one another. Oak Bay Local keeps community members up-to-date with news and events that matter-with a little something for everyone.”

Julie Helms
Founder and Community Manager
Supporting community reporting
for Oak Bay by Oak Bay
Bring original reporting by a team of local journalists.

We know local news is lacking here, and we want to change that – but we need your help.

As low as $3.99/mo.

We’ve hired a dedicated reporter to cover Oak Bay and your membership helps ensure that we can continue to grow our team and bring you even more community coverage in the future!

Twice-weekly newsletter.

Get news and information that matters most to Oak Bay, every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

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