In the November 27th edition of the Oak Bay News’ article, “SPCA Wants Deer Cull Off the Table,” I am described as being “the lone dissenter” on the decision by Oak Bay Council to support staff Option 2, one of three options presented in a November 12, 2013 staff report.  Options 2 and 3 … Read more

On Wednesday, November 27th, please visit Oak Bay Avenue between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and support Monterey Middle School students who will be located at tables in front of each of the banks on the Avenue, fund raising for the United Way and the children’s programs and services it supports.  Monterey students have set … Read more

The Upper Lounge of the Oak Bay Rec Centre is having a Christmas Party on December 6, with music, dinner and dancing.  You can get tickets through the Oak Bay Recreation Centre front desk.  It should be a great evening and a great way to bring in the Holiday Season.

Another great light-up and another great crowd to support our Village.  Thanks as always to the BIA!

Victoria is reported to be the third highest market in Canada for home ownership, rental rates in the past year have risen 1% but we are still seventh among the most expensive Canadian rental markets ($695 per month is the median rent for a bachelor suite) and Greater Victorians spend an average of 44% of … Read more

Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Commission Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Monty Holding and Director Ray Herman reported out a provisional budget summary, along with answers to any questions from Council about the monthly Commission minutes. Mr. Herman indicates that there will be low budget increases over the next year, proposing no admission … Read more

I attended the anti-tanker/pipeline rally at Clover Point organized by the Sierra Club.  It was packed with people of all ages and from all walks of life.  There were signs, posters and speakers, all expressing opposition to expanded tanker traffic on the BC coast and pipelines across the province.  I met friends and regional Council … Read more

In addition to this lecture, the Oak Bay Heritage Foundation has created an excellent Facebook page, “Friends of Trial Island Lighthouse.”  This is part of a larger project to recognize and protect the site.  If you are a Facebook user, please take a moment to “Like” the Trial Island Facebook page.  Your support will assist … Read more

I attended on behalf of Oak Bay and the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society Board, the launch of the Society’s  2014 Centennial Celebration, “celebrating and honouring Victoria’s unique cultural legacy, the 100th birthdays of Victoria’s two civic theatres, the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse.” As the media release states, the Centennial Celebration is designed … Read more

Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 8th Annual Fall Silent Auction, sponsored by the Oak Bay Parent-Owned Preschool Auction, in the upper hall of St. Mary’s Church, above the preschool.  For details, please visit their website at http://www.oakbaypreschool.com December 14, 2013 is the deadline for applications by residents to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, to serve … Read more

CRD’s Deer Management Pilot Project Approved Council received a lengthy staff report, including recommendations, from outgoing Acting Chief Administrative Officer Gary Nason, on the partnership with the CRD to begin a pilot project to effectively manage Oak Bay’s urban deer problem.  A CRD spokesperson  attended our meeting and joined Mr. Nason to answer a variety … Read more