As of October 30th, there is a 32% response rate, 12% above the industry standard, for a total of 2,410 online responses. Breakdown as follows:  South (1,127); Central (412); West (485); North (211); Uplands (175). 509 mailed surveys, with a return rate of 58% or 297 returned (200 questionnaires have not been returned). Congratulations Oak … Read more

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Oak Bay Cenotaph on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 24th at 5:00 p.m., please join thousands on the Avenue for the annual unbeatable Christmas Light-Up, sponsored by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association. Tenth Annual Gallery Walk on Oak Bay Avenue on Thursday, December 5th between 6:00 … Read more

Retired Oak Bay Policeman Honoured The Mayor noted that retired Oak Bay Sgt. Dan McLean received a Certificate of Commendation from the District of Oak Bay for his work in compiling a comprehensive history of the Oak Bay Police Force.  Congratulations to Constable McLean! Further Consideration Needed on Large Lot Development As a result of … Read more

Committee of the Whole Committee of the Whole met to a packed audience, most of whom attended to speak to the 2012 Dog Management Report received by Council last year.  The report was also posted to the website at that time but was more recently brought to the Parks and Recreation Commission for their consideration, … Read more

I have been asked to let you know about the Oak Bay Co-Op Pre-School’s Silent Auction/Gathering coming in November.  As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” so please attend and bid on a treasure to support this local pre-school! WHEN:  November 15 at 7:00 PM WHERE:  St. Mary’s Church on Elgin, … Read more

A Special Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers.  Greater Victoria School District representatives, including Oak Bay High School personnel, will attend and make a presentation of drawing submissions to Mayor and Council on the new design for the OB High re-development project.  Municipal staff … Read more

Councillor Injured Councillor Tara Ney will be absent from the Council table for the next few weeks while she recovers from a badly broken leg.  Councillor Ney suffered the break during an exhibition rugby game for Mayors and other dignitaries.  She was standing in as Acting Mayor for Mayor Nils Jensen who was out of … Read more

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  

Please visit the CRD website on this blog for access to both reports.  Thanks.  

It was an honour for me to attend and speak at the CIBC Run for the Cure this morning at UVic.  I was told that over 3,000 people are participating this year.  I want to acknowledge the Oak Bay Believers who raised $3,000 and our Oak Bay firefighters who volunteered at the event.  I am … Read more

Please participate in Oak Bay’s future and have a voice in shaping our community, now and for years to come!  Oak Bay is renewing its Official Community Plan and we can’t do it without YOU.  Thank you.