Hi Everyone, you may be asking yourself, “where did Cairine’s blog go?” Well, the short story is that Posterous, the blogging platform I use, is being shutdown at the end of the month. As a result, my executive technical team (basically my son) is in the process of transferring the old blog’s contents to this … Read more

I attended an annual conference at Harrison, sponsored by the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance, titled “Deepening Democracy.” A variety of workshop choices and plenary sessions were offered, including such topics as: Rural Communit…

Mayor Nils Jensen was away and as Acting Mayor for March, it was my opportunity to Chair the Committee of the Whole meeting for the first time. Highlights of the meeting included: Receiving for information the minutes of the Oak Bay Parks and Rec …

It was an honour for me, as Acting Mayor, to represent Oak Bay on March 14th, to welcome home HMCS Regina from a nine-month deployment on a NATO-led maritime counter-terrorism mission. My colleague from Esquimalt Council, Councillor Lynda Hundleby…

I was pleased to join Mayor and Council in welcoming our new Interim Chief Administrative Officer Gary Nason to Oak Bay. He started work on Monday, March 11th and is a welcome addition to the Municipality. As you know, former CAO Mark Brennan chos…

I attended and participated in an excellent training workshop designed for Council members, provided by our Fire Department and our Emergency Services Manager Eileen Grant. This was a two-day session and planned, in part, as a response to the Bowk…

I attended a training workshop designed for Council members, provided by our Fire Department and our Emergency Services Manager Eileen Grant.

Celebrating International Women’s Day, to all the wonderful women I know, both here in Oak Bay and across the region, the province and the country. Thank you for demonstrating continuing leadership, courage and tanacity. I wish that you will be al…

The Royal Theatre turns 100 this year but, while on a tour of the Theatre this week, I learned that age does not stop the Royal. As your representative to the Royal MacPherson Theatre Society Board (RMTS) (Oak Bay is a funding contributor), it was…

Hats off to Oak Bay’s Business Improvement Association. Thanks to the Association and Alexa Lindroos of A La Mode, who is coordinating the event, Oak Bay merchants and Oak Bay Village will celebrate Eco-Week this year, to showcase their support fo…