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Mayor’s Task Force a step closer to public engagement framework and toolkit

Mayor’s Task Force a step closer to public engagement framework and toolkit

Public input on draft recommendations will occur online and at Oak Bay Night Market

Mayor’s Task Force a step closer to public engagement framework and toolkit
Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.

Arrest made in 30-year homicide cold case of Oak Bay High grads

55-year-old William Earl Talbott II of Seatac was taken into custody Thursday

Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.
Missing Oak Bay woman found safe

Missing Oak Bay woman found safe

Oak Bay police credit social media public with identification and confirmation

Missing Oak Bay woman found safe
Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

A work of art for real estate golden anniversary

Three generations of Zieglers and 50 years of real estate

Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection

Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection

École Willows Grade 5 class watches excavator tear down building at Bowker and Cadboro Bay

Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection
Excavation on a residential lot in Oak Bay has neighbours concerned about the stability of the hillside.

Cliff excavation worries neighbours in Oak Bay

Sunny Lane residents riled by differing bylaw rules

Excavation on a residential lot in Oak Bay has neighbours concerned about the stability of the hillside.
Oak Bay News reader, Brittany MacPherson, snaps photos of the damage done by Sunday’s storm. Two boats washed onto the rocks below Glenlyon Norfolk School on Beach Drive. (Photo Brittany MacPherson)

School fence damaged by soaring sailboat

One boat owner advised, Transport Canada responsible for second boat

Oak Bay News reader, Brittany MacPherson, snaps photos of the damage done by Sunday’s storm. Two boats washed onto the rocks below Glenlyon Norfolk School on Beach Drive. (Photo Brittany MacPherson)
Oak Bay Mayor and council from top row left, Coun. Michelle Kirby, Tom Croft, Hazel Braithwaite, Kevin Murdoch (bottom row, from left) Coun. Tara Ney, Mayor Nils Jensen and Coun. Eric Zhelka. (Oak Bay District Photo)

Oak Bay Council agenda at a glance

Regional Transportation Service, major reserve funds, and Oak Bay Heritage on tonight’s agenda

Oak Bay Mayor and council from top row left, Coun. Michelle Kirby, Tom Croft, Hazel Braithwaite, Kevin Murdoch (bottom row, from left) Coun. Tara Ney, Mayor Nils Jensen and Coun. Eric Zhelka. (Oak Bay District Photo)
VIDEO: Murdoch to run for mayor

VIDEO: Murdoch to run for mayor

Two-term councillor Kevin Murdoch announces his intent to run for mayor’s chair in fall election

VIDEO: Murdoch to run for mayor
Lansdowne road closure is causing concern as other side streets are closed for construction as well. Residents are seeking information on alternative routes. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Traffic logistics for Lansdowne Road closure

Public Works talks alternative routes for 2.5 month closure of major transportation artery

Lansdowne road closure is causing concern as other side streets are closed for construction as well. Residents are seeking information on alternative routes. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Tonight: First Committee of the Whole meeting for 2018

Tonight: First Committee of the Whole meeting for 2018

Public art, parking, and Oak Bay United’s proposed affordable housing development

Tonight: First Committee of the Whole meeting for 2018
A rash of graffiti has hit Oak Bay in recent months, prompting police to alert residents on what to do if they see fresh tags. The advice comes after a week in which three Oak Bay locations were targeted with graffiti – Thorn & Thistle Flowers on St. Patrick, Monterey Elementary School, and a house and car in the 2400 block of Dunlevy St. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Spike in graffiti for Oak Bay

“Someone knows who this is and I encourage them to call us or Crime Stoppers”

A rash of graffiti has hit Oak Bay in recent months, prompting police to alert residents on what to do if they see fresh tags. The advice comes after a week in which three Oak Bay locations were targeted with graffiti – Thorn & Thistle Flowers on St. Patrick, Monterey Elementary School, and a house and car in the 2400 block of Dunlevy St. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Most of council ready to re-enlist for 2018 municipal election

Most of council ready to re-enlist for 2018 municipal election

Recently retired from Coun. Tom Croft says he’s out for the October run

Most of council ready to re-enlist for 2018 municipal election
While some communities are facing jumps of up to 26 per cent, Oak Bay has one of the lowest increases on the island at 12 per cent. (BC Assessment)

Oak Bay sees 12 per cent jump is average residential property value

BC Assessment releases 2018 property assessments

While some communities are facing jumps of up to 26 per cent, Oak Bay has one of the lowest increases on the island at 12 per cent. (BC Assessment)
A monument grows outside an apartment building on Beach Drive where two young girls were found Christmas Day. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Mayor responds to Oak Bay tragedy

Candlelight vigil planned for Saturday December 30

A monument grows outside an apartment building on Beach Drive where two young girls were found Christmas Day. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Local media are identifying victims of double homicide in Oak Bay as 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry. (Twitter photo)

Young victims of Oak Bay homicide were ‘lively, energetic and silly girls’

Spokesperson for the family has identified the dead as 6-year-old Chloe and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry

Local media are identifying victims of double homicide in Oak Bay as 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry. (Twitter photo)
Oak Bay creates new policy for memorial benches. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay implements new memorial bench policy

District brings in terms, while honouring open-ended commitment to past donors

Oak Bay creates new policy for memorial benches. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Braving the strong wind and heavy rain today, Bob Fleming preps his flower beds for the pallet of tulip bulbs arriving on Friday. Last year he planted 7800 bulbs and he is increasing that number by a few hundred for this year. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

‘The Tulip House’ goes for new record

Last year Bob Fleming planted 7800 tulip bulbs in his garden. This year he is increasing that number by a few hundred.

Braving the strong wind and heavy rain today, Bob Fleming preps his flower beds for the pallet of tulip bulbs arriving on Friday. Last year he planted 7800 bulbs and he is increasing that number by a few hundred for this year. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
UVic grant in lieu of taxes down again for Oak Bay

UVic grant in lieu of taxes down again for Oak Bay

2018 grant for Oak Bay’s portion of campus down $5,000

UVic grant in lieu of taxes down again for Oak Bay
Previous Allan Cassidy awards winners include 2092 Marne Street. (Submitted photo)

Oak Bay wants to award noteable new-builds, renovations

Allan Cassidy award nominations deadline extended

Previous Allan Cassidy awards winners include 2092 Marne Street. (Submitted photo)