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Council Briefs- Oct 29

A brief report of decisions made by District of Sooke council

Hungry bears are searching for food wherever they can find it.

Bear Buzz, October 29

Where the bears are being spotted and what to do to prevent interaction

  • Oct 29, 2014
Hungry bears are searching for food wherever they can find it.
Missing this? While crabbing in the bay I borrowed this measuring device from Diane and her friend. Then I accidentally dropped it back into the wrong bucket after using it and found it in my bucket once at home. She saw me in the pictures about “how do you seek out garage sales.” Call me at 250-642-0267 so I can give it back.

This and That October 29

Small news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Oct 29, 2014
Missing this? While crabbing in the bay I borrowed this measuring device from Diane and her friend. Then I accidentally dropped it back into the wrong bucket after using it and found it in my bucket once at home. She saw me in the pictures about “how do you seek out garage sales.” Call me at 250-642-0267 so I can give it back.
Fire at Sooke elementary school

Fire departments respond to school fire

Sooke elementary school's suspected electrical fire contained

Fire at Sooke elementary school

Voter’s Guide answers common questions during election

The provincial government has put a voter's guide on-line

  • Oct 29, 2014
Justin Hanson

Justin Hanson aims for Sooke council seat

Local resident and lawyer brings pro-amalgamation issue forward

  • Oct 29, 2014
Justin Hanson
Finance Minister Mike de Jong

Teacher strike cheques in the mail

More than half of payments to parents for BCTF strike have been mailed, and the rest are going soon, totalling $15.3 million

Finance Minister Mike de Jong
The Sooke Fire Department

Smoke Alarm – October 29

The Sooke Fire Department lists their call outs during September

  • Oct 29, 2014
The Sooke Fire Department

Mayoral candidates respond to questions

The Sooke News Mirror posed a number of questions to the candidates

JdF regional Director Mike Hicks

Shovels in the dirt for new training centre

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue centre to be in East Sooke

JdF regional Director Mike Hicks
Reservoir created by Mica Dam

Pay more for Columbia River, minister tells U.S.

Energy Minister Bill Bennett says some were "shocked" at suggestion $150M a year isn't enough for power, flood control in U.S.

Reservoir created by Mica Dam
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Chief Roger William

Premier Christy Clark apologizes for 1864 Tsilhqot’in hangings

Chiefs descended from those who fought to keep gold seekers out hear Christy Clark exonerate them for any crime

Chief Roger William

Reporting Back: “A GP for Me” forum

Healthy community forum in Sooke resulted in list of accomplishments

A Canadian honour guard was shot and killed at Ottawa's National War Memorial on Wednesday morning

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings

One witness – nearby worker Scott Walsh – says the gunman right by him, no more than five feet away, after the first shots were fired.

A Canadian honour guard was shot and killed at Ottawa's National War Memorial on Wednesday morning
The recycling centre and waste transfer station in Idlemore is no more.

Council nixes waste transfer station

Bylaw and OCP amendments do not pass third reading

The recycling centre and waste transfer station in Idlemore is no more.
Flag is lowered to half staff at B.C. legislature Wednesday after soldier confirmed killed in Ottawa shooting. Police van part of heightened security.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner

Premier Christy Clark, NDP leader John Horgan say public access to democratic institutions must continue

Flag is lowered to half staff at B.C. legislature Wednesday after soldier confirmed killed in Ottawa shooting. Police van part of heightened security.
Mark Whiteson

Whiteson to run for councillor

10 candidates in the running for District of Sooke council

Mark Whiteson
Amazing sunsets are seen on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

This and That – October 22

Brief stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Oct 22, 2014
Amazing sunsets are seen on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
A photo taken in the Reading Room inside the House of Commons in Ottawa following Wednesday morning's shooting shows doors barricaded with furniture.

Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa

Killing of soldier, gun battle inside Parliament trigger precautions across country

A photo taken in the Reading Room inside the House of Commons in Ottawa following Wednesday morning's shooting shows doors barricaded with furniture.