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Council Briefs, Jan 7, 2015

What went on in District of Sooke council chambers at the last meeting

The Rotary Pier and the boardwalk at the end of Murray Road is a favourite place to throw in a few crab pots or fish.

Twenty things to do for next to nothing in Sooke

There is plenty to do in both the outdoors and the indoors around Sooke

The Rotary Pier and the boardwalk at the end of Murray Road is a favourite place to throw in a few crab pots or fish.
Surfers have always enjoyed the large waves at Jordan River.

Overnight camping at Jordan River suspended

CRD suspends use of Jordan River Park for campers because of earthquake risk

Surfers have always enjoyed the large waves at Jordan River.
Wow!

Wow!

Sooke is known as a volunteer capital for a good reason

Wow!
This was the year that was.

2014 in Review

Brief summaries of what made the news in Sooke in 2014

This was the year that was.
Elspeth McLean paints one dot at a time.

The arts made Sooke special

Artists from all disciplines made Sooke a great place to enjoy being

Elspeth McLean paints one dot at a time.
Mayor elect Maja Tait and outgoing Mayor Wendal Milne.

Wrapping it up and calling it a day

Former mayor Wendal Milne talks about his last three years

Mayor elect Maja Tait and outgoing Mayor Wendal Milne.
Maywell Wickheim's book

A little fireside reading: Some books of interest

A few new book titles which might interest Sooke readers

Maywell Wickheim's book
Cutting the ribbon for the official opening of the Hope Centre on December 17 are: left to right

Hope Centre holds its official opening

Affordable rental housing project came together through various partners

Cutting the ribbon for the official opening of the Hope Centre on December 17 are: left to right
Sooke baker Carol Christie is appearing on Chopped Canada in January.

Local chef competes on Chopped Canada

Sooke's Carol Christie set to debut in January season opener

Sooke baker Carol Christie is appearing on Chopped Canada in January.
Queen Marion presents an overwhelmed Gerry Quiring with a cheque for the Sooke Senors' Drop In Centre.

Red Hatters give to the community

The Red Hat Sooke Sirens give to seniors' organizations in Sooke

Queen Marion presents an overwhelmed Gerry Quiring with a cheque for the Sooke Senors' Drop In Centre.
The hamlet of Jordan River

No firm answers for Jordan River residents

BC Hydro wants to purchase their homes because of earthquake threat

The hamlet of Jordan River
Brooklyn and her cat Max McTavish

The healing love of a little girl

Six-year-old girl overwhelmed by birthday present on video

Brooklyn and her cat Max McTavish
The pond at John Phillips Memorial Park

Can’t believe it’s December

Photo taken in Sooke belies the fact that winter is near

The pond at John Phillips Memorial Park
Three-year-old Samantha checks out the gingerbread houses at the Prestige.

Gingerbread houses built for Christmas Bureau

The sweet smell of gingerbread at the Prestige hotel

Three-year-old Samantha checks out the gingerbread houses at the Prestige.
The Nutcracker in a Nutshell opens on December 20.

Nutcracker is a seasonal favourite

Nutcracker in a Nutshell to be performed in Sooke beginning December 20

The Nutcracker in a Nutshell opens on December 20.

“Bad” Alice and the Mad Hatter raise funds for food bank

Sooke's La Petite Boutique is holding a different kind of fashion show

Doug Harvey and his dog Salty

Jordan River residents may be forced to sell their homes

BC Hydro report considers the area an extreme earthquake hazard

Doug Harvey and his dog Salty
First Nations art will be on sale at the T'Sou-ke Art Group annual Christmas market on December 6.

Artisans gather togoether for native arts and crafts fair

T'Sou-ke Art Group hosts a Christmas market of native art

First Nations art will be on sale at the T'Sou-ke Art Group annual Christmas market on December 6.
EMCS and Journey band students are presenting a Winter Concert.

Music students present a Winter Concert

Sooke's band students perform for community on December 4

EMCS and Journey band students are presenting a Winter Concert.
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