Monthly Archives: October 2013


As of October 30th, there is a 32% response rate, 12% above the industry standard, for a total of 2,410 online responses. Breakdown as follows:  South (1,127); Central (412); West (485); North (211); Uplands (175). 509 mailed surveys, with a return rate of 58% or 297 returned (200 questionnaires have not been returned). Congratulations Oak Bay on a terrific response and participation rate!  Stay tuned…


Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Oak Bay Cenotaph on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 24th at 5:00 p.m., please join thousands on the Avenue for the annual unbeatable Christmas Light-Up, sponsored by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association. Tenth Annual Gallery Walk on Oak Bay Avenue on Thursday, December 5th between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., another wonderful event sponsored by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association. Lighted Truck Parade, Saturday, December 7th, 6:00 p.m. on the Avenue,…

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October 28 Council Meeting Highlights

Retired Oak Bay Policeman Honoured The Mayor noted that retired Oak Bay Sgt. Dan McLean received a Certificate of Commendation from the District of Oak Bay for his work in compiling a comprehensive history of the Oak Bay Police Force.  Congratulations to Constable McLean! Further Consideration Needed on Large Lot Development As a result of a June 2011 request by Councillor Herbert to review zoning that governs large homes on large lots in the Uplands, Council received a planning report…

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Council and Community Highlights for the Week of October 21

Committee of the Whole Committee of the Whole met to a packed audience, most of whom attended to speak to the 2012 Dog Management Report received by Council last year.  The report was also posted to the website at that time but was more recently brought to the Parks and Recreation Commission for their consideration, where its 21 recommendations were discussed. Although I had to recuse myself from this agenda item at last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting (I…

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Looking for Local Treasure?

I have been asked to let you know about the Oak Bay Co-Op Pre-School’s Silent Auction/Gathering coming in November.  As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” so please attend and bid on a treasure to support this local pre-school! WHEN:  November 15 at 7:00 PM WHERE:  St. Mary’s Church on Elgin, just off Oak Bay Ave.      

Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on Wednesday, October 23 in Council Chambers at 7:00 PM — Oak Bay High School

A Special Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers.  Greater Victoria School District representatives, including Oak Bay High School personnel, will attend and make a presentation of drawing submissions to Mayor and Council on the new design for the OB High re-development project.  Municipal staff and members of the municipality’s Active Transportation Advisory Committee will also attend for the presentation and subsequent discussion.  Members of the public are welcome to…

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October 15 Council Meeting Highlights

Councillor Injured Councillor Tara Ney will be absent from the Council table for the next few weeks while she recovers from a badly broken leg.  Councillor Ney suffered the break during an exhibition rugby game for Mayors and other dignitaries.  She was standing in as Acting Mayor for Mayor Nils Jensen who was out of the country.  After undergoing four hours of surgery to repair the break, Councillor Ney is now home recuperating.  We wish her a speedy recovery. Planning…

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