Oak Bay firefighter Kyle Beaumont pours tea while Oak Bay News editor offers the milk and Oak Bay Coun. Hazel Braithwaite steadies the teacup during the Oak Bay News second annual community tea complete with finger sandwiches

Year in review: June in Oak Bay

Bride shines during Oak Bay Tea Party fair photoshoot at Willows Beach

  • Fri Dec 30th, 2016 2:00pm
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• Claire Stockdill became the Oak Bay Tea Party bride after folks snapped the Oak Bay High grad in her wedding finery alongside groom Michael McCubbin. The pair got some fair photos for their wedding album, and made  buzz on local social media.

“We always go to the Tea Party,” said Claire, who now lives and works in Vancouver. Claire participated in the parade, or watched it sail past each year of her childhood.

“The Oak Bay Tea Party has been one of my most favourite events and I have attended it every year,” Claire said. “It was serendipitous that our wedding happened on the same day as the Tea Party – this year was definitely the best.”

• Oak Bay approved in principle that retention and preservation of heritage homes is a priority and should be considered during policy and decision making. Council also planned to investigate both mandatory heritage designations and streamlining regulatory processes at municipal hall.

• Red Gallery launched its final exhibit as Marion Evamy and Bobb Hamilton prepareed to close their “bricks and mortar” space.

• Oak Bay Police were alerted of up to four sightings of raccoons with a missing paw in the Haultain Street, Epworth Street and Kings Road area.

Raccoons missing limbs is not a new phenomenon, though not common either, said Conservation Officer Peter Pauwels. “We don’t see it very often,

While there is concern someone is using a leg-hold trap, “that’s not necessarily the case,” Pauwels said, adding it was more likely a kania trap.

• The CRD sewage treatment project scored a new board.

• A Yale Street development garnered vocal support from its adjacent neighbourhood group. The the development needed an OCP amendment and rezoning.

• The Oak Bay News welcomed a new sales consultant as Sandy Henderson joined the team.