MLA Andrew Weaver (left) and Coast Capital Savings President and CEO

MLA Andrew Weaver (left) and Coast Capital Savings President and CEO

Year in review: November in Oak Bay

Satisfaction nears 100 per cent in Oak Bay citizen satisfaction survey

  • Dec. 30, 2016 6:00 a.m.



• Deer and dogs made a mark on a citizen survey where 99 per cent said Oak Bay’s overall quality of life is good or very good.

• A handful of projects top the list of priorities after a day-long roundtable session at municipal hall.  Turkey Head revitalization, housing retention, live aboard and derelict boats, Heritage Conservation Area, water supply redundancy, deer management, electric vehicle stations and an Oak Bay village plan earned support from council.

Gail Evans, the music teacher at École Willows Elementary for the last 20 years was named BC Music Educators Association Outstanding Professional Educator (Elementary) Award for 2016.

• Monterey Middle School’s Lucas Cunliffe was one of two Victoria-area youths who shared the daily struggles of juvenile diabetes with MPs in Ottawa for Kids for a Cure Lobby Day.

Oak Bay submitted an application to the BC Ministry of Lands, Forest, and Natural Resource Operations for matching funds of up to $20,000 to contract with the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society to develop and implement a deer reduction plan using fertility control.

• Artists Nathan Scott and Fred Dobbs’ sculpture Sleeping Giants received the highest number of public votes during ArtsAlive, and will be considered for purchase by the municipality.

• The Parent Advisory Council revealed long-term landscaping plans to improve on the middle years experience at the Monterey Middle School.