A variety of initiatives and requests were approved or received by Council, including: support for Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Capital Region Music Awards Society, a grant request to support the Juno Awards bid (approve…

I thought you might like to know that at this week’s Council meeting, I will be introducing a resolution(s) intended to address local environmental concerns. I will be asking Council to refer to the municipality’s new Environment Committee, two it…

I spent Saturday morning with Mayor Nils Jensen and Councillors Tara Ney and Kevin Murdoch, attending and participating in the first Forum of Councils this year, sponsored by the CRD. We were joined by elected colleagues and municipal staff from a…

Don’t forget to attend and join in the fun when the Oak Bay Tea Party kicks off on the morning of June 2, 2012 at Windsor and Newport. For those of us participating, I understand things get rolling about 9:30 a.m. or so and wind up at Willows Beac…

COW Agenda About Land Use This week’s COW meeting was scheduled for Tuesday evening because of the Monday Victoria Day holiday. The bulk of this week’s agenda involved seven development variance permit applications (DVPA), most of which involved i…

Mayor Nils Jensen reported out on the BC Mayors’ Caucus, an inaugural meeting last week of 86 Mayors from across BC called “historic” that wound up in Penticton, with the Caucus endorsing the following statement: “BC Communities are frontline serv…

Flag Presentation The iconic Oak Bay flag was “returned home” last night in a brief presentation to Mayor and Council. The flag had been flying in Afghanistan during the Canadian and NATO campaign there, in part as a result of one of the military …

Flag Presentation The iconic Oak Bay flag was “returned home” last night in a brief presentation to Mayor and Council. The flag had been flying in Afghanistan during the Canadian and NATO campaign there, in part a result of one of the military mem…

Starting at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) bi-annual Forum of Councils, will bring together for a half day workshop, Mayors, Councillors, Regional District Directors, CRD staff and stakeholders, to review the …

Residents’ Delegation Raises Alarm About Changing Neighbourhoods Although not on the formal Council meeting agenda, a delegation of about 50 residents attended Chambers to protest what they believe is unchecked development in South Oak Bay, leadin…