Posts Categorized: Police and Fire

Oak Bay Emergency Program Presents

Neighbours Helping Neighbours Build a Disaster-Resistant Community May 3 to May 9 is Emergency Preparedness Week in British Columbia. As part of that week, the Oak Bay Emergency Program (OBEP) will be holding a FREE information session: May 5 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Windsor Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road in Oak Bay This interactive session will provide residents with detailed information on how to identify the risks, to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of seven days…

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Emergency Preparedness Workshop

It begins with all of us Are you ready if a disaster strikes? Are you prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 7 days after a major emergency or disaster? The Oak Bay Emergency Program (OBEP) will hold an information session on March 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Windsor Park Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road in Oak Bay. The session will be interactive and provide detailed information on how to be properly prepared for a major…

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Over 200 Packed the Room

“Nothing About Us Without Us” In his first large Town Hall Forum on Poverty and Homelessness, MLA Andrew Weaver welcomed over 200 people to the University of Victoria to participate in what was dubbed “The difficult conversation.”  I was asked to moderate the Forum (a real privilege for me) and was impressed with the large number of people who took the time to attend.  More important, with support and help from Reverend Al Tysick and his Dandelion Society, as well…

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OB POLICE SHARES NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

I attended a special joint Police Board/Council meeting on March 26, to review and talk about the Oak Bay Police Department’s 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, completed and introduced in February 2013.  The Plan represents “an extensive internal and community consultation process”  designed to serve as a “road map” or guide to the future development of our police services. What I appreciated about the Plan was not only the information provided, but also the Core Values upon which the Plan and the…

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