Please don’t forget the Oak Bay Halloween Bonfire tonight at the Firehall. There will be lots of fun and activities for kids and adults, with costumes, tricks and treats. I will be there judging kids’ costumes, a scary proposition no doubt. This i…

Please visit the following link to read the Times-Colonist story on the dog audition for Hattie’s Heist, a film by Oak Bay resident Prudence Emery, that will be filmed in Oak Bay in the spring of 2013. As you know, my Cairn terrier Makenna and I a…

Just a reminder that Council and Committee of the Whole meetings for the month of November are as follows: Tuesday, November 13th, 7:30 PM – Council Meeting Monday, November 19th, 7:00 PM – Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, November 26th, 7:3…

Today was a fun, dog-day afternoon. After much persuasion from family and friends, I took Makenna, our little Cairn terrier, to a movie audition at Windsor Park. The movie, Hattie’s Heist, will be filmed in Oak Bay in the spring of 2013 by local O…

FIRST UVIC FARMERS’ MARKET On October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Student Union Building, UVic launches its first Local Community Farm Market, featuring fresh, local organic produce from local farms and other locally produced food prod…

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be receiving a refund related to its off-site servicing agreement with the Municipality. I voted with Council to approve a resolution that will see monies being returned to the owners, as per the agreement, related to …

I was among at least 2,500 or more participants in the Protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline at Victoria’s Legislative Buildings. While I was there, I ran into Oak Bay residents, personal friends and North Saanich residents. Braci…

I attended the workshop last week, “Affordable Housing for BC’s Capital Region: Tools for the Future,” co-sponsored with the Victoria Real Estate Board. Discussion was generated by a panel of local housing experts including Kay Melliship of the Gr…

The Committee of the Whole agenda was relatively short this week and included: Oak Bay Parks and Recreation – Commission minutes were received and generated some good questions, positive comments and discussion. The Commission is busy and reported…

Not long ago, the group known as Oak Bay Watch, a neighbourhood watchdog group, posted on their website some information related to a proposal and application to the municipality, to build a duplex on Cadboro Bay Road, near Willows School and the …

As a former member of the Peninsula Agricultural Commission, I asked Chair and local farmer Bob Maxwell to keep me on his e-mail list. He agreed and often sends interesting materials related to agriculture and local food security and production. B…