Mayor’s Remarks The Mayor opened the meeting with remarks related to the Bowker flooding that occurred last week. On behalf of the municipality, he expressed how tragic the events were given the impact on residents in the area. He assured everyone…

Lighted Truck Parade, December 1, 2012 – Gather on the Avenue or at Kate’s Cafe at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel to watch this holiday favourite. The big rigs roll through Oak Bay sometime after 6:00 p.m. Oak Bay Beach Hotel Grand Opening – December 1, …

It was gratifying to welcome nearly 30 residents to the Monterey Centre this past Thursday night, for Oak Bay’s first Neighbourhood Meeting. While the venue posed some acoustical challenges and seating was “a work in progress,” I am grateful to re…

My week started at 8:00 a.m. with three site visits to the Uplands (as member of the Uplands Land Use Committee) to view properties that are the subject of building permit applications. These site visits are informative and reflect the cooperative…

Oak Bay Council Resolution Passes Unanimously A resolution calling for an environmental assessment of the CRD’s proposed land-based sewage treatment plan for the urban core, originally put forward by Oak Bay’s Environment Committee, passed unanimo…

I was invited to a site visit in Saanich, where the first “passive home” is being built by Bernhardt Construction. It’s a good news story for a lot of reasons —- passive homes have been around since 1906 when they were introduced in Germany and …

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Oak Bay Heritage Plan Focus Group on Streetscapes, Neighbourhoods and Buildings SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH – 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Oak Bay Heritage Plan Focus Group on Heritage Awareness and Public Process These a…

On August 20, 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill marked the end of the Battle of Britain during WWII with a hallmark speech, during which he said: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” This is a poignant…

I am especially pleased to announce that the first Neighbourhood Meeting hosted by Oak Bay Council is scheduled for Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:00 PM in the Garry Oak Room, Monterey Centre. This meeting is open to everyone and we invite you to …

Just a reminder that we need membership applications for Oak Bay’s Parks and Recreation Commission to fill Commission vacancies. To date, I understand no new applications have been received and Mayor and Council will be considering new application…

CRD Forum of Councils Workshop at Royal Roads On Saturday, November 3, I will be attending a CRD workshop with Oak Bay Council and other regional colleagues titled “Regional Cooperation.” Regional cooperation involves a variety of common interests…