August 20, 2018

In exactly two months the residents of Oak Bay will make an important decision about the direction our community will take in the coming years. This decision will determine our financial security, housing options, commercial vibrancy, availability of elder care and eve...

August 12, 2018

Ekphrasic, not a word often heard, but a powerful process that was a highlight of the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Fortnight...

August 9, 2018

I was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Moralea Milne last week. I have tried to take some lessons from this tragedy...

July 10, 2018

Looking away, delaying, saying no... these are no longer options for our community. The Annual Report highlights the problems with the status quo...

May 7, 2018

In February of 2016, an iconic heritage house was shipped away on a barge, a victim of current zoning and lack of planning... but what if that fate wasn't inevitable? Kevin Murdoch talks about housing retention solutions in Oak Bay...

April 13, 2018

Snapshot: 5.84% tax increase, 10.1% water bill increase, regional costs not yet finalized.  Why is this a positive story?

Council has a duty to keep costs in check while providing quality services – and we have an equal or higher responsibility to be financially honest,...

March 17, 2018

On Monday March 12th, 2018, Oak Bay Council voted to defer the real work on housing for another year.  

A motion was made to advance a process around secondary suites, as follows: that “staff be directed to prepare a report… with the stated goals of creating a publ...

February 16, 2018

Today I am pleased to release three significant announcements related to the Murdoch4Mayor Campaign. 

These include a Person, a Platform, and an Event...

PERSON: Officially announcing that former long-time Mayor Christopher Causton is endorsing Kevin Murdoch for Mayor o...

February 16, 2018

At its core, my 4-pillar approach is designed to bring consistency , sustainability and vibrance to Oak Bay...a focus on building a community as viable for our children and grandchildren as it is for us...

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