Volunteer appointments to the Official Community Plan Project Advisory Committee and the Website Working Group are posted on the main page of the Municipal website under “Community News.” A big thanks to everyone who applied! There is a Special Co…

PIPE DREAM My View While I admit that I have never been directly involved in the region’s current sewage debate and proposal, I did serve for three years on the Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Commission that oversees the Saanich Peninsula Treatment …

The last of two meetings for July was a packed agenda and Mayor and Council sat until well after 10:30 PM. Highlights include: Future of Heritage Garage Still Under Consideration The results of an engineering traffic report, comments by the munici…

CORRECTION “Hands Across the Sands,” a public rally to oppose the Alberta Tar Sands, will happen at Willows Beach on August 4th at 11:00 a.m. My previous post about a rally to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project was based on inco…

Improvements to Municipal Website and Telephone Systems Underway Shortly Staff recommended to Council to award a contract for the supply and installation of a major upgrade to the Municipality’s telephone service. I understand from staff that the …

Myself and Councillors Pam Copley and John Herbert completed interviews this week of the volunteer applicants who have stepped forward to sit on the OCP Review Committee. I was impressed with the strong response and skilled candidates who applied,…

Just a reminder that there will be only two Council/Committee of the Whole meetings during July and August: July 16 and 23 August 13 and 20 Please check the Municipal website for agenda details and times.

I had the pleasure to attend the first Rosario Street Block Party this past weekend that brought together kids, adults and families from all over the neighbourhood. Kids and adults played croquet and bocci ball together and enjoyed amazing food pr…

As I promised before the Canada Day long weekend, I want to share with you my comments (on public record) to support my recent decision of June 27, 2012 to deny the Oak Bay Lodge proposal based on the developer’s request for variances on height an…