On weekdays, from September 10 – 21, 2012, a remarkable photographic exhibition titled “ROOTS,” assembled and presented by Oak Bay Heritage and historian Ben Clinton-Baker depicting Oak Bay’s early agricultural history, will be open to the public …

Newly appointed members of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review Advisory Committee met for the first time on August 24, with the meeting chaired by Councillor Pam Copley. Councillor John Herbert, Chief Administrative Officer Mark Brennan and I…

This year’s Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ (UBCM) convention theme is all about the use of social media and enhanced communication. We know the value of communication as a tool to reach out, educate, inform and engage the public. As you…

Allan Cassidy Awards: Two homes and two builders received the Allan Cassidy Recognition of Renovation and Building Achievement Award, presented by Mayor and Council. Brian Morris and Mike Knight were presented the award for individual homes they b…

I am sad to announce the passing of Gwen Ewan, Vice-Chair of the Oak Bay Heritage Commission. This is a great loss to not only Oak Bay Heritage but also to our volunteer community. My condolences to Gwen’s family and to all Heritage Commission, Fo…

Here is a copy of a Letter to the Editor that appeared this week in both the Times Colonist and Oak Bay News. Councillor Tara Ney and I believe that background information leading to our decisions about the Oak Bay Lodge was skewed. In view of rec…

Once again, artists from our Oak Bay community and beyond gathered to show and sell their work along the shady banks of Bowker Creek. There are many talented artists of all ages who are working in a variety of mediums and the public who attended w…

Please note that I will be unavailable to attend the August 13 and August 20 Committee of the Whole and Council meetings. Therefore, I will be unable to provide summaries of these meetings on the blog. I wish all of you a good August and I will se…

The weather turned out to be as hot as some of the hot rods at the annual Oak Bay Ave. Car Show on August 5. But the high temperatures didn’t deter thousands of spectators who crowded in to get a close look at some stunning cars and chat with thei…

A Special Council Meeting on July 30th concerned just one item — the new Oak Bay High School proposal. As you know, there has been extensive consultation on this project with both the community and the municipality, particularly over the past ye…