As 2012 draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyeux Noel and, most of all, to thank you for your support and help this past year. It has been for me a year of listening to…

Despite a cold blustery morning, dozens of dogs and their owners showed up for the Windsor Park Dog Group’s annual Christmas Party at Windsor Park Pavilion. Council members were invited to attend and I was joined by Councillor Pam Copley. The Grou…

I was among a cast of volunteers last night helping to serve 200 turkey dinners at the annual Christmas dinner celebration at Monterey Centre. What a wonderful way to get right into the Christmas spirit! We were joined by Oak Bay Council members, …

Mayor’s Annual Message Emphasizes Volunteerism The Mayor opened the meeting with an annual message, highlighting achievements of the past year. In a nutshell, the year kicked off with the creation of a variety of committees and working groups, sta…

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Bylaw Provisions Dominate Meeting You will remember the controversy and subsequent protests earlier this year related to big houses on small lots (RS4 and RS5 lots). A group of neighbours argued that Oak Bay’s existing zonin…

OAK BAY BEACH HOTEL OPENS TO FANFARE After waiting for six years, hundreds of people crowded into the hotel square in front of the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel to share in the grand opening of this Oak Bay icon. Dignitaries, special guests and members …