Posts Categorized: Blog

NOTEWORTHY SPRING HAPPENINGS IN OAK BAY

  75th Birthday Celebration and Commemoration at Oak Bay Firehall The Oak Bay Fire Hall is the scene of an Open House April 13 and 14, with hot dogs, hamburgers and a meet and greet on Saturday and a special commemoration ceremony on Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m.  Please join our Fire Department in recognizing their 75th birthday and sharing this celebration. Friends of Uplands Park (In partnership with Oak Bay Parks and Recreation) April 16 – 7:00 PM, Windsor…

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CRD PRESENTS REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY TO COUNCIL

Formerly known as the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), CRD regional planning staff attended and presented to Oak Bay Council the strategy that will see a 4-phase development process of a new Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) framework over approximately 24 months. Nine policy options guide the RSS workplan that include: Sustainable Development Food Systems Ecological Health Resource Management Social Wellbeing Affordable Housing Transportation Economic Sustainability Climate Change The CRD is winding up presentations to all thirteen municipalities, representing a key component…

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HIGHLIGHTS OF APRIL 8 COUNCIL MEETING

Parks and Recreation Early Capital Approval Request I voted with Council to support a request from the Director for an early capital expenditure, to install a pool vacuum replacement, new turnstiles at the Recreation Centre entrance and a prep table cooler.  These capital improvements will enhance recreational services at the Rec Centre, address public health and safety at the pool and enable staff to better monitor public use of the facility. OB Business Improvement Association (BIA) Budget and Activity Summaries…

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PLANNING ON OAK BAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S AGENDA

I was pleased to be invited to attend and speak at the Community Association of Oak Bay’s AGM April 6th, where the focus of this year’s meeting was community planning and Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan (OCP) renewal process. Keynote speaker was freelance urban planner Kelly Gesner, who provided an inside look at community planning and the OCP process generally. Attending and listening for me was a great primer to what our Oak Bay community will be involved in through…

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BLOG UPDATE

Hi Everyone, you may be asking yourself, “where did Cairine’s blog go?” Well, the short story is that Posterous, the blogging platform I use, is being shutdown at the end of the month. As a result, my executive technical team (basically my son) is in the process of transferring the old blog’s contents to this new platform, WordPress. We’re hoping for all archival materials (all former blog posts) to be fully migrated to this new platform by the end of…

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