After hearing from over 25 speakers at last night’s Public Hearing on Oak Bay’s new Official Community Plan draft, and following clarification from staff that led to minor amendments based on key questions and points made by residents who spoke during the hearing, the Official Community Plan was adopted in a unanimous vote by Council.  … Read more

I attended, with Councillor Pamela Copley, the Capital Regional District’s special Board meeting, to consider Oak Bay’s draft Official Community Plan document.  This is part of the regular provincial and legislative approval processes, following Oak Bay Council’s first, second and third reading of the document on June 29, 2014.  As you know, the OCP Public … Read more

Oak Bay will be offering new information sessions on Emergency Preparedness.  These ninety minute sessions will be held as follows: Two Evening Sessions at Windsor Park Pavilion – 2451 Windsor Road Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 7:00 PM – To register for one of these sessions, call 250-592-9121 or email obep@oakbay.ca … Read more

It was a warm and busy day in Oak Bay on August 10th, with two big events featured in Oak Bay Village and along Bowker Creek.  The annual Car Show brought out big crowds and great cars of all types and vintages.  At Bowker Creek, it was the annual Artists’ Brush-Up, with two notable artists … Read more

This is a photo rendered through my Mac computer.  I just wish that I could create such artwork naturally, which is why, if you love real art as I do and you have the time on Sunday, August 10th, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., please drop by Bowker Creek (off Hampshire) to meander and … Read more

The August 11th meeting may be cancelled due to some Council members being away on holiday and the challenge to get quorum for the meeting (4 sitting members are required for quorum).  Stay tuned to the Municipal website to confirm this and if the meeting is cancelled, the next meeting will be Monday, August 18th … Read more

It has been a hectic month as Acting Mayor, with the public piano issue dominating the news and much of my time.  Media expressed great interest so I did four radio spots, one TV spot and an editorial in the Oak Bay News.  But here is a pleasant ending to my month, a picture taken … Read more

  The dates of the next Committee of the Whole and Council meetings are: Monday, August 11, 2014, Committee of the Whole, 7:00 PM in Council Chambers Monday, August 18, 2014, Council Meeting, 7:30 PM, in Council Chambers I will be away for the August 18th meeting, a much needed holiday break given that this … Read more

It has been a hot summer this year, in more ways than one.  The CRD’s “failed” sewage treatment plan continues to generate a lot of heat but not the kind that powers our lights or warms our homes.  It’s heat of the political kind, turned up on Esquimalt’s local Mayor and Council, as well as … Read more