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Closed courts not an option for Oak Bay despite pickleball noise

Council calls on staff for other options to mitigate noise near Carnarvon Park

 

Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Four Greater Victoria municipalities will join Saanich in application to reduce residential road speed to 30 km/h

Victoria also taking part in pilot to change default speed to 30 km/h from 50 km/h

 

Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty Islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay declares a decade of ecological restoration

The UN initiative aligns with what district is already doing, mayor says

 

Oak Bay is funding projected revenue shortfalls in its parks, recreation and culture department with the government COVID-19 restart grant. (Photo courtesy Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)

Oak Bay parks, recreation, culture shortfall covered by COVID-19 restart grant

Budget projects a 6.49 % property tax increase for 2021

Oak Bay is funding projected revenue shortfalls in its parks, recreation and culture department with the government COVID-19 restart grant. (Photo courtesy Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)
Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but some Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)

False alarm: Oak Bay not considering faster speed limits

Twitter got it wrong, thought speed increase was proposed, expressed disgust

Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but some Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rogers telecommunications equipment atop the former Oak Bay Lodge will be replaced temporarily by a 22-metre monopole tower based where the gazebo currently sits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Telecom tower at Oak Bay Lodge raises questions at council

Rogers equipment would replace rooftop antenna structure after lodge demolition

Rogers telecommunications equipment atop the former Oak Bay Lodge will be replaced temporarily by a 22-metre monopole tower based where the gazebo currently sits. (Black Press Media file photo)
A recommendation to extend the Fort Street bike lanes to the Oak Bay border at Foul Bay Road in 2022 was approved by Victoria council during a committee meeting last week. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Oak Bay’s preferred bike lane route, Fort Street, chosen for Jubilee neighbourhood

Victoria’s decision on east-west lanes for 2022 meets up with Oak Bay’s at Foul Bay Road border

A recommendation to extend the Fort Street bike lanes to the Oak Bay border at Foul Bay Road in 2022 was approved by Victoria council during a committee meeting last week. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
The Oak Bay Police Department has announced plans to purchase the municipality’s first electric marked police vehicle. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Electric police vehicle could soon be patroling Oak Bay streets

Oak Bay police plan to purchase first marked electric police vehicle in 2021

The Oak Bay Police Department has announced plans to purchase the municipality’s first electric marked police vehicle. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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

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

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 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

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)
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)
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)
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Yearly audits keep Oak Bay in check

Legislative spending allegations not an issue in Oak Bay

(Oak Bay News/file)