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Oak Bay is set to talk reconcilliation Monday, Jan. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Councillor pitches reconciliation task force for Oak Bay

Notice of motion, on Monday’s agenda, also requests changes to history page on district website

 

Late last year, Canada released proposed regulations for the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use items (with certain exceptions). Full implementation is expected by 2024. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward file photo)

Plastic bag ban pending in Oak Bay, forks et. al. await federal work

Canada has proposed regulations for the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use items

 

Oak Bay is now a full member of the Te’Mexw Treaty advisory committee, made up of elected officials, staff and observers from local governments in Greater Victoria that may be impacted by the Te’mexw treaty negotiations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay lends voice to Te’Mexw treaty process

Advisory committee represents local governments impacted by treaty negotiation

 

The latest iteration of Oak Bay’s secondary suites policy would see off-street parking required and either a suite or a boarder per lot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-street parking added to impending secondary suite policy for Oak Bay

Homeowners would choose between boarder, suite – not both

The latest iteration of Oak Bay’s secondary suites policy would see off-street parking required and either a suite or a boarder per lot. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch gives kudos to the community for their resiliency in 2021 and the work done by council to tackle the district’s infrastructure deficit. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: Mayor reflects on 2021 in Oak Bay

Kevin Murdoch characterizes the past year as both challenging and rewarding

  • Dec 31, 2021
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch gives kudos to the community for their resiliency in 2021 and the work done by council to tackle the district’s infrastructure deficit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay needs to shift gas tax funds out of Uplands sewer separation project and use other cash instead to retain the highest level of federal grant support. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay makes prudent financial move on Uplands sewer project

Removing gas tax funds from sewer separation budget keeps federal grant portion at 40%

Oak Bay needs to shift gas tax funds out of Uplands sewer separation project and use other cash instead to retain the highest level of federal grant support. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay council meetings are set to start at 6 p.m. in 2022 after a council discussion Dec. 13, though not all were on board with the earlier time. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay set for meeting time shift in 2022

Come February, council and committee meetings start at 6 p.m.

Oak Bay council meetings are set to start at 6 p.m. in 2022 after a council discussion Dec. 13, though not all were on board with the earlier time. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay council did not impose heritage status on a Tarn Place home that the owners hope to see moved out of the district. (Google Streetview)
Oak Bay council did not impose heritage status on a Tarn Place home that the owners hope to see moved out of the district. (Google Streetview)
The Oak Bay Recreation Centre is a hub of activity, including free ones on Christmas and New Year’s days. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay kicks off 2022 with a walk, free activities

Holiday free skate, swim, lessons also return this Christmas Day

The Oak Bay Recreation Centre is a hub of activity, including free ones on Christmas and New Year’s days. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. Council approved first three readings of a housing agreement ahead of looking at the development. (Novus Properties report)

Housing agreement cements rental status for proposed Oak Bay development

Units will remain rental with no age restrictions and no vacation rentals allowed

Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. Council approved first three readings of a housing agreement ahead of looking at the development. (Novus Properties report)
Capital Regional District information shows 26 per cent of Oak Bay residents live in multi-unit buildings, which may not provide access to private electric vehicle chargers, one reason the CRD plans to focus on development of public EV infrastructure in the region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay OK’s levy for CRD to help combat effects of climate change

Concierge service for energy retrofits, EV infrastructure boost among key initiatives

Capital Regional District information shows 26 per cent of Oak Bay residents live in multi-unit buildings, which may not provide access to private electric vehicle chargers, one reason the CRD plans to focus on development of public EV infrastructure in the region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
A municipal plaque in Oak Bay’s Walbran Park could be under review for its wording and how accurately it reflects the history of the site. The federal historic site information at the top of the hill is already under review. (Photo by Bruce Kilpatrick)

Oak Bay may revisit history and how it’s presented in parks

Council discussion cut short, set to arise again at Nov. 29 meeting

A municipal plaque in Oak Bay’s Walbran Park could be under review for its wording and how accurately it reflects the history of the site. The federal historic site information at the top of the hill is already under review. (Photo by Bruce Kilpatrick)
Staff will bring back a report to council to help inform the parking conversation further during development of a secondary suites policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay whittles down the how of impending secondary suites policy

10 key items scrutinized – parking, boarders remain up for debate

Staff will bring back a report to council to help inform the parking conversation further during development of a secondary suites policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay municipal hall refurbishing project came in $86,600 under budget, according to a third quarter budget report. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay forecast a $2.2M operating budget surplus

Multiple projects come in under budget, $2M remains in pandemic grants for 2022

The Oak Bay municipal hall refurbishing project came in $86,600 under budget, according to a third quarter budget report. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Parking, registration, owner-occupancy up for debate as suite legislation talks continue in Oak Bay

One council member ready to ‘get on with it’ as report goes back to advisory committee

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay tracks development applications online

New software allows residents to see what’s in the hopper

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Oak Bay’s survey for its five-year financial plan, aimed at residents and business and property owners, opens Oct. 24 online, with paper copies available at municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay seeks public’s voice in five-year budget planning

Survey opens Oct. 24 online, with paper copies available at municipal hall

Oak Bay’s survey for its five-year financial plan, aimed at residents and business and property owners, opens Oct. 24 online, with paper copies available at municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
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Visitors to public meetings held at Oak Bay municipal hall are welcomed back. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay invites public back into meetings; limited space available

Council and advisory bodies welcome public in person, but registration required

Visitors to public meetings held at Oak Bay municipal hall are welcomed back. (Black Press Media file photo)