SOOKE COUNCIL BRIEFS: Mounties answer the call

Police calls, CHI program administration; and Communities in Bloom

  • Wed Dec 16th, 2015 6:00pm
  • News

Mounties answer the call 388 times

Sooke RCMP responded to 388 calls or occurrences in October, says Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur in a report to council.

Among the incidents reported were 13 for theft under $5,000, 14 for mischief and 17 occurrences under the Mental Health Act.

On the traffic side, there were 29 violations recorded and one driver charged with impaired driving.

So far this year, Sooke Mounties have responded to 3,642 incidents, up 56 in the same period in 2014.

 

District administers local CHI program

A $20,000 agreement between Island Health and the Sooke Region Communities Health Network, also known as CHI, will be administered by the District of Sooke.

The district will support CHI by approving invoices for the subcontracted facilitator, provide monthly statements and in-kind account payable services.

CHI is a partnership of community members and health and social service providers that advocate for healthy communities from Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew.

Sooke set to bloom in 2016

The District of Sooke will participate in the 2016 Communities in Bloom program.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on enhancing green spaces in communities.

In the past the district has been recognized by the program.