Fire breaks out in a building on Satellite Street near the Oak Bay Beach Hotel late in the evening of May 11.

Year in review: May in Oak Bay

The Capital Regional Hospital District will own Oak Bay Lodge from Island Health after the facility closes, anticipated in 2019

  • Dec. 30, 2016 6:00 p.m.



• The Capital Regional Hospital District will own Oak Bay Lodge from Island Health after the facility closes, anticipated in 2019.  The closure would coincide with the opening of Island Health’s new 320-bed facility Summit at Quadra Village on the former Blanshard Elementary School playing field on Hillside Avenue.

• About 30 people were displaced by the fire that spread from the second floor of the 1950s wood structure on Satellite Road.

• Oak Bay as ArtsAlive awakened in May. The summer art program featured 13 sculptures on loan from artists – with the public voting a favourite for Oak Bay to consider purchasing – and four public pianos.

• Rick Anthony retired from the Oak Bay Police Department after 32 years of policing. Anthony spent his last few years with OBPD in front of cameras and offering public information sessions as the community liaison officer.

• Oak Bay embarked on a pilot to investigate on-site composting options for when the organic curbside pickup expires at the end of 2017.

• Residents launched a campaign to get a quality piano for the new 420-seat, state-of-the-art Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Theatre manager Steve Price chairs the piano project committee leading the year-long campaign Key(s) to our S

• A Dragons’ Den pitch this month proved to be one of the hottest stories at OakBayNews.com and on social media.  Graham Bavington pitched the family’s Hee-Haw Horseradish business to the Dragons’ Den when the television show came to town earlier in the year. In May, the whole family headed to Toronto for filming.

• Trent Frenkel joined the Oak Bay Fire Department as probationer firefighter.

• Oak Bay council went live at oakbay.ca.

• Oak Bay filled a pair of vacant roles. Warren Jones started as director of corporate services May 24 and Daniel Horan was announced director of engineering services starting June 13.

 

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