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March makes an impact on drivers

The month of March signifies the distracted driving campaign initiated by the province of B.C.

2.49 per cent tax hike likely in Sooke

District of Sooke's Five-Year Financial Plan shows tax increases

  • Mar 11, 2015
Jobs Minister Shirley Bond (left) announces new job training program with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux

Tuition, daycare aim to end single parent welfare trap

Social assistance and daycare funds will continue through a year of school and another year to find and start a job

Jobs Minister Shirley Bond (left) announces new job training program with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux
Golden Gavel Winners Tania Ehman and Suzanne Viau placed second and third respectively in this year’s Golden Gavel competition in Victoria.  Tania and Suzanne are both members of Sooke Harbour Toastmasters.   The purpose of the contest is to encourage people to become involved in public speaking through friendly competition. The contest is open to any resident of Vancouver Island who is 17-years-of-age or older

This and That, March 11, 2015

Small news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Mar 11, 2015
Golden Gavel Winners Tania Ehman and Suzanne Viau placed second and third respectively in this year’s Golden Gavel competition in Victoria.  Tania and Suzanne are both members of Sooke Harbour Toastmasters.   The purpose of the contest is to encourage people to become involved in public speaking through friendly competition. The contest is open to any resident of Vancouver Island who is 17-years-of-age or older
Rainbow trout are stocked in hundreds of lakes by the Freshwater Fishing Society of B.C.

Fishing licence revenue flows back to lakes

$3 million boost for Freshwater Fisheries Society means more trout stocking and access to fishing holes

Rainbow trout are stocked in hundreds of lakes by the Freshwater Fishing Society of B.C.
Unusually skimpy snowpack levels now may mean trouble later in the summer for sockeye salmon that depend on adequate river flows to migrate.

Low snowpack in southwest B.C. ‘scary’ for salmon

Lower Fraser has 28 per cent normal snow, creating risk of low river flows and warm temperatures for sockeye this summer

Unusually skimpy snowpack levels now may mean trouble later in the summer for sockeye salmon that depend on adequate river flows to migrate.
Sooke RCMP

Fake $50 bills being circulated

Sooke and West Shore RCMP warn merchants about fake $50 bills

  • Mar 6, 2015
Sooke RCMP
E-cigarettes can be disposable like this one costing about $10

B.C. moves to restrict e-cigarettes

Health Minister Terry Lake says ban on sales to minors and 'vaping' in workplaces and public buildings in effect in a year

E-cigarettes can be disposable like this one costing about $10
Fred Eaglesmith

A busy week in Sooke

There was much to do in Sooke, everything from music to seeds

  • Mar 4, 2015
Fred Eaglesmith
Young delegates speak to council

This and That, March 4, 2015

Some brief items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Mar 4, 2015
Young delegates speak to council
District of Sooke Council

Records reveal election spending and contributions

What Sooke council candidates spent in November municipal election

District of Sooke Council
SD 62 Trustee and Board Chair Bob Phillips

School trustees get hefty pay raise

50 per cent over the next four years for SD62 trustees

SD 62 Trustee and Board Chair Bob Phillips
Clifford Patrick Welsh

Pioneer family’s grandson passes

Clifford Patrick Welsh was born into Irish pioneer family in Sooke

Clifford Patrick Welsh
New signs are being put up on B.C. highways to encourage people not to block the left lane.

Province to target left-lane huggers

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says love of the left lane seems to be a Left Coast thing, and he's working on a solution

New signs are being put up on B.C. highways to encourage people not to block the left lane.
Dump truck rolled over on Otter Point Road.

Otter Point Rd closed due to truck rollover

A dump truck rollover this morning has caused the road to be closed off.

Dump truck rolled over on Otter Point Road.
Greg Rensmaag and his son Connor travelled from Maple Ridge to Victoria to join a hunter rally at the B.C. legislature Monday.

Government unmoved by hunter protest

Share for non-resident hunters and their guides still too big, hunters tell Forests Minister Steve Thomson at legislature rally

Greg Rensmaag and his son Connor travelled from Maple Ridge to Victoria to join a hunter rally at the B.C. legislature Monday.
Danielle Raymond and her mother Julie attend announcement by Transportation Minister Todd Stone to increase regulation of party buses before this spring's high school graduation.

Party bus licensing tightened up

Each vehicle must be licensed, operating areas restricted before grad season this spring

Danielle Raymond and her mother Julie attend announcement by Transportation Minister Todd Stone to increase regulation of party buses before this spring's high school graduation.
This year's t-shirts for 'Pink Shirt Day' say ENOUGH

B.C. celebrates Pink Shirt Day (Tweets/PHOTOS)

This year, Canadians were encouraged to post their Photos, Videos, and Tweets with the hashtags #PinkItForward and #PinkShirtDay

This year's t-shirts for 'Pink Shirt Day' say ENOUGH
Carol Harding

Shopping service caters to home-bound people

New initiative will provide groceries for shut-ins in Sooke

Carol Harding
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait taking her mountain bike for a spin down the Galloping Goose Trail near the Sooke Potholes.

Kirby Road connection to Galloping Goose a go

BikeBC grant makes connection possible for extended trail

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait taking her mountain bike for a spin down the Galloping Goose Trail near the Sooke Potholes.