I had another opportunity to meet some of you in an informal setting where I listened to you express more of the issues that are important to you. We exchanged ideas and views and I appreciated your comments and questions as I continue to learn mo…

The Ministry of Education announced today that Oak Bay High School, originally built in 1929, will be replaced “by a state of the art new school with a Neighbourhood Learning Centre that will host an array of programs and services to serve local f…

An Oak Bay resident recently expressed concerns about the need for greater environmental protection (e.g. retaining trees), promoting the integrity of Oak Bay that allows and enhances green space (and parks), supporting cycling as a viable transpo…

I just completed a candidates’ survey questionnaire conducted by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC) asking all regional candidates running for local government, to answer questions about cycling and other transportation issues in each m…

We walked and knocked today along the streets named for poets, a wonderful neighbourhood that sits between Elgin and Foul Bay Rd., north of Oak Bay Ave. While many of you were not home, those who did answer the door were welcoming and took my broc…

Our local CBC Radio 1 station at 90.5 FM is offering all municipal candidates the opportunity to record their campaign pitch and will air the messages on two popular radio shows, “On the Island” with Gregor Craigie from 5:30 AM to 8:37 AM and “All…

Met and talked with residents from North Oak Bay and here are the highlights of what concerns them about the future of Oak Bay and community priorities they feel need to be addressed by a new Mayor and Council: Candidates who run for Council in Oa…

Please visit the website below to see the list of local candidates who have responded to the Chamber’s questionnaire, as well as my own responses. http://www.victoriachamber.ca/elections/municipal

As I am meeting and talking with residents, two questions have been asked of me: Are you running for the Green Party (my last name)? Do you still live in North Saanich? To clarify, I am not running for the Green Party. My last name happens to be G…

Thanks to everyone who has taken a sign and to those who continue to ask for a sign. Signage really is a huge help to my getting more exposure and name recognition. I am grateful to everyone and keep those requests coming! My sign team is happy to…

I am pleased to hear that volunteers of the Friends of Uplands Park are busy pulling out invasive species such as Scotch Broom and Daphne. The Friends movement to protect our local parks is wide-reaching and my hat is off to them for helping munic…

UVic’s Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy Michael Prince, published an opinion piece in last week’s Times-Colonist that I wanted to share with you. In my view, it gets to the heart of why municipal elections are important and truly are an exerci…