These are two new lectures, sponsored by the Oak Bay Heritage Foundation, scheduled for March and April.  These sessions are a great way to welcome spring in Oak Bay.  Hoping to see you there.

It was an evening of recognition and celebration of a wonderful art project to commemorate Trial Island Light House, inspired in large part by Monterey Middle School Grade 6 students, their teachers and parents. A recent application by Oak Bay’s Heritage Foundation, to have the light house designated as a heritage site and preserved in … Read more

DEER MANAGEMENT A wide-ranging discussion about an amendment to our Animal Control Bylaw to increase fines imposed on residents who feed urban deer, followed submission of a staff report recommending a bylaw amendment to our Animal Control Bylaw, to increase the fine from the current $100 to $300.  Some Council members wanted greater fine amounts … Read more

February 15th’s community Open House to support the Official Community Plan (OCP) renewal process was very well attended.  People were engaged and enthusiastic as they toured displays to get more details about the community survey results released publicly last December.  This is the first of two Open Houses planned this spring that focus on survey … Read more

Highlights of the Mayor’s Remarks and the Public Participation Period The Mayor reported out a variety of activities that included a meeting with Barkley Terrace long boarders that he facilitated; status on a new bus shelter on Oak Bay Ave. that has apparently been in the hopper for awhile (it will be going up soon); … Read more

Thanks to Mayor Nils Jensen and to staff for accommodating my request to raise the rainbow flag that demonstrates Oak Bay’s support for human rights, especially during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.  We join other municipalities and cities across Canada; the flag will fly in Oak Bay for the duration of the Games.

The February 4, 2014 edition of the Times-Colonist carried another article about the need for municipal election reform, titled “Local Election Reform Can’t Come Soon Enough.”  Nearly two years ago, I wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Oak Bay News about similar issues, expressing my concerns about a troubling pattern of campaign over-spending … Read more