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With all Oak Bay facilities closed Oak Bay council is seeking alternatives to deliver the District of Oak Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay pursues council meeting participation by webcam

With municipal hall closed to public, staff, council seek solutions

 

For years, the recently retired Hazel and Rod Braithwaite have planned to put their entire lives on their backs and attempt the 4,200km Pacific Coast Trail starting March 25. Updated travel advisories are the first hiccup in an adventure sure to be full of them. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay couple spent years planning 4,200km Pacific Crest Trail

Duo set to leave on biggest trek of their lives

 

Oak Bay homeowner Sheldon Seigel shows the newly capped sewer pipe blowout which is attached to the repaired sewer line which is set to cost him $16,494. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Oak Bay homeowner Sheldon Seigel shows the newly capped sewer pipe blowout which is attached to the repaired sewer line which is set to cost him $16,494. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Resident with $16,494 bill questions Oak Bay sewer bylaw

Mayor says Oak Bay bylaw unique to Victoria, but not Canada

 

Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince, in 2017, when they proposed Oak Bay develop a Heritage Conservation Area to protect the Prospect neighborhood. (Black Press Media File)

Oak Bay’s first heritage conservation area is in the books

Councillor excited to see how HCA protects character of The Prospect

Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince, in 2017, when they proposed Oak Bay develop a Heritage Conservation Area to protect the Prospect neighborhood. (Black Press Media File)
Oak Bay adding stop signs to nine uncontrolled intersections

Oak Bay adding stop signs to nine uncontrolled intersections

Residents on sleepier roads seeing more traffic, District says

Oak Bay adding stop signs to nine uncontrolled intersections
Provincial grant money will fund the Oak Bay Urban Deer Research immuno-contraception project in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay ups deer management budget to $96,100 for 2020

Provincial grant approved for deer contraception program

Provincial grant money will fund the Oak Bay Urban Deer Research immuno-contraception project in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)
Blossoms abound on the May 4 Jane’s Walk through Brighton Walkway to the Oak Bay Native Plant Garden. (Rick Marshall photo)

Oak Bay looks into boulevard gardens

Legalizing boulevard gardening among working group ideas

Blossoms abound on the May 4 Jane’s Walk through Brighton Walkway to the Oak Bay Native Plant Garden. (Rick Marshall photo)
First term mayors Kevin Murdoch, Rob Martin (Colwood), left, and Cliff McNeil-Smith of Sidney ahead of the 2019 Tea Cup Race. (Black Press Media File Photo)

COLUMN: A year in review and the year ahead, for Oak Bay council

A seasonal message from Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch

  • Dec 27, 2019
First term mayors Kevin Murdoch, Rob Martin (Colwood), left, and Cliff McNeil-Smith of Sidney ahead of the 2019 Tea Cup Race. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Veterinarian Adam Hering has five days left to inoculate the final three deer with a booster and is relying on the public’s help to tip him off. Most does stick to a specific area but they can be hard to find as Hering only has a few hours each morning to search. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

VIDEO: On the hunt for Oak Bay’s most wanted

Three does left to vaccinate in first year of program

Veterinarian Adam Hering has five days left to inoculate the final three deer with a booster and is relying on the public’s help to tip him off. Most does stick to a specific area but they can be hard to find as Hering only has a few hours each morning to search. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay approved the rezoning application for the residential house at 2512 Wootton Cres. (which is built as a duplex). The owners will now advance with a building permit to update the duplex to a two-storey building, stratify it and sell one while retiring in the other to age in place. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay duplex approved by council

Oak Bay staff, council continue efforts to iron out duplex legalization

Oak Bay approved the rezoning application for the residential house at 2512 Wootton Cres. (which is built as a duplex). The owners will now advance with a building permit to update the duplex to a two-storey building, stratify it and sell one while retiring in the other to age in place. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Budget 2019: Municipal departments to look 5 years ahead

Budget 2019: Municipal departments to look 5 years ahead

Special committee meeting scheduled Saturday, funding priorities to be discussed

Budget 2019: Municipal departments to look 5 years ahead
Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test

Up to 80 deer could be given ‘birth control’ vaccine in the fall

Oak Bay council unanimous that province should be covering academic research portion of deer management. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

A breakdown of Oak Bay candidates’ campaign spending

A look at expenses, contributions during the 2018 municipal election

Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
A screenshot of Oak Bay’s 2019 citizen budget tool. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Interactive budget tool launches in Oak Bay

Citizen-created mock budgets targeting specific areas going to council

A screenshot of Oak Bay’s 2019 citizen budget tool. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
(Oak Bay News/file)

Yearly audits keep Oak Bay in check

Legislative spending allegations not an issue in Oak Bay

(Oak Bay News/file)
Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Search cancelled for Oak Bay chief administrator, interim to stay on

Lou Varela officially takes the role April 8

Oak Bay Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela, pictured Jan. 29, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

GNS students inspire Oak Bay to re-examine plastic bag ban

Grade 5 students present case for council to ban single-use plastics

Grade 5 students from Glenlyon Norfolk School, accompanied by Grade 11 student Anastasia Castro, gave a presentation to Oak Bay council on Monday, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).

WATCH: 1938 Firefighter helmet passed to new Chief

Chief Dave Cockle passed along the helmet to incoming Chief Darren Hughes

Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).
Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Council Preview: Prospect Heritage guidelines to be presented

Also, grade 5 students will talk about single use plastics. Presentations start at 7 p.m.

Oak Bay council meeting, Jan. 14. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Oak Bay Municipal Hall sign (File photo)

Year-end budget adjustments, 2019 utility hikes on the table at council

Council sits this evening at 6 p.m.

  • Dec 10, 2018
Oak Bay Municipal Hall sign (File photo)