New Sooke Fire Chief Kenn Mount

District of Sooke hires fire chief

Kenn Mount will officially be appointed the position at the next regular council meeting and will begin on Jan. 1.

  • Dec. 1, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The District of Sooke has a new fire chief.

Kenn Mount begins his new duties on Jan. 1. He replaces Steve Sorensen, who retired last summer.

Mount recently held the position of regional fire chief at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, in Salmon Arm.

His experience entails management and administration of 13 fire departments in the regional district, including coordinating training, fire prevention and departmental initiatives.

“I am excited about the opportunity to move to the West Coast and look forward to working with the excellent firefighters in the community of Sooke,” Mount said in written statement.

District of Sooke chief administrative officer Teresa Sullivan said Mount brings a wealth of experience to the fire department.

“His demonstrated success as a fire chief in a multifaceted regional district speaks for itself, and he will be an invaluable addition to the fire department and senior leadership team,” she said.

 

Just Posted

Sooke’s First Nations have Iroquois links

References to the proud Iroquois race tend to make one think of… Continue reading

Mad Hatter’s Ball offers laughs in support of Boys and Girls Club

Annual fundraising event features improv performances at McPherson Playhouse May 24

Penelakut filmmaker Steve Sxwithul’txw finds success in film and TV

Cop-turned-storyteller reaches back to his past for Tribal Police Files

Choir offers a capella take on Beatles hits

Soundings will perform concerts in Oak Bay and Sidney May 24 and 25

B.C. getting less bang for its buck

B.C.’s CPI topped 2.7 per cent in April 2019, compared to two per cent for all of Canada

Kelowna RCMP interrogation video brings home reality in ‘visceral way’: former TRC chairman

Video of Mountie interrogating young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse under fire

Update: Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Vancouver Island MusicFest: ‘House bands’ from the golden age of rock and R&B

Some of America’s greatest session musicians are coming to the Comox Valley this summer

Former B.C. Greyhound bus drivers head to Penticton for goodbye party

Big bash runs until Sunday, funded by drink cans left behind on busses over the years

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Full-scale search underway for missing kayaker on Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Paddle Centre member Zygmunt Janiewicz, 71, failed to return from his ‘daily kayak’ on the lake

Bucks hammer Raptors 125-103 to take 2-0 playoff series lead

Toronto heads home in a hole after second loss to Milwaukee

Most Read