Oak Bay firefighter Brad Trenholm oversees one of several grills cooking during Sausage Fest at Willows Park Saturday

Year in review: September in Oak Bay

Wolf encounter closes Discovery Island provincial park

  • Dec. 30, 2016 12:00 p.m.



• A September wolf/human interaction at Discovery Island Provincial Park led the provincial Conservation Officer Service to recommend BC Parks close the park for fall and winter. During this time the COS and BC Parks will conduct behavioural assessments on the animal to determine if there are any public safety concerns.

On Sept. 10, a family camping with a dog contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria and said they were cornered by the animal. The Coast Guard and armed fisheries conservation officers escorted the campers off the island.

 

• The Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project report released Sept. 7 recommended a single 109 megalitre/day plant for tertiary wastewater treatment in Esquimalt with estimated costs at $765 million. With government funding the average cost per household ranges from $344 per year in Oak Bay to about $146 in Colwood.

 

• Oak Bay council considered, and dismissed provincial foreshore leases as a tool to combat derelict and abandoned vessels. Those in coastal waters are caught in a quagmire of responsibilities. Derelict vessels fall within the jurisdiction of both the provincial and federal governments and in many cases local governments end up dealing with them.

• The inaugural Sausage Fest at Willows Park brought in close to $10,000 with the bulk of the money earmarked for a new playground at Willows elementary, and a portion supporting prostate cancer programs and research as well as the foundation’s other causes.

• Black Press reporters and photographers documented the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit.

 

 

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