I attended a two-day forum, along with Council and regional colleagues, regional staff, planners, community members from across the region, students, community leaders and others, co-sponsored by the Capital Regional District (CRD) and the Univers…

Grants-in-Aid Policy in the Works Every year, Oak Bay Council, like many other local governments across the region, designates funding (in Oak Bay’s case it’s less than $60,000. annually) for grants-in-aid, awarded to non-profit agencies and group…

During the last municipal election campaign and since, I have talked often about the need for qualified planning expertise in Oak Bay. And it seems I am in good company. Over the last year, I have heard from Oak Bay residents, professional planner…

I attended a media launch on February 14 at Doncaster Elementary School in Saanich, to showcase the CRD’s two new educational resources for grades 2, 3, 4 and 5, designed to engage teachers and students in learning about and taking action on impor…

Oak Bay as Host It was announced that although Oak Bay will not be hosting next year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ (AVICC) annual convention, we have been invited to submit a bid with neighbouring municipalities to hos…

I want to share with you some events that I will be attending on behalf of Oak Bay in the months of February and March: Oak Bay Archives’ Services Review, February 12 – As Council Liaison to Oak Bay Archives, I will attend with staff and volunteer…

Just a reminder that there is no regular meeting on Monday, February 11, 2013 because of the new holiday, Family Day. Our regular meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, a Council meeting starting at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers.

Organized by Oak Bay Heritage, I attended a workshop on understanding and writing Statements of Significance (SOS), conducted by heritage consultant Alastair Kerr. As Council Liaison to OB’s Heritage and Culture, I found the session informative an…