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Oak Bay municipal hall. May 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay municipal hall. May 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A screenshot from the project video the City of Victoria made as part of its call for public input on housing. Oak Bay will source a similar project video during its infill housing call for information, saving a more expensive animated version for potential use in the future. (City of Victoria video)
A screenshot from the project video the City of Victoria made as part of its call for public input on housing. Oak Bay will source a similar project video during its infill housing call for information, saving a more expensive animated version for potential use in the future. (City of Victoria video)
Single-use plastic checkout bags are on the way out in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Checkout bag bylaw expected for Oak Bay review by spring

Single-use plastic bags could be banned by December

Single-use plastic checkout bags are on the way out in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay agreed in principle to adopt a call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s summary report that asks all levels of government to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay takes principled approach to reconciliation

Proposed task force would build paths in a manner respectful to First Nations’ resource capacity

Oak Bay agreed in principle to adopt a call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s summary report that asks all levels of government to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay embarks on its first round of public consultation regarding infill housing this month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Community photos, stories to help craft vision of future housing in Oak Bay

Public consultation includes photos, stories and walking tours

Oak Bay embarks on its first round of public consultation regarding infill housing this month. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay’s talk of a reconciliation task force waits for another day as council works late Jan. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reconciliation task force talks on hold as Oak Bay council works late

Meeting extended once Jan. 24, ended abruptly with councillor’s motion on the table

Oak Bay’s talk of a reconciliation task force waits for another day as council works late Jan. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay is poised to shift council meeting start times from 7 p.m. to 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay council meetings move to earlier start times

Oak Bay adds in-camera to regular meeting schedule

Oak Bay is poised to shift council meeting start times from 7 p.m. to 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new three-storey mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Casey’s site development to add six rental units to Oak Bay market

Three-storey project promises commercial, residential space with ample bike parking

A new three-storey mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)

Car share company seeks tweaks to be more viable on Oak Bay streets

Bylaws limit commercial parking abilities, impacts membership growth

Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)
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

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

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)
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

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)
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 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)
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