Sooke council briefs

Green designation; $5,000 for legal fees; International Day of the Elderly

  • Sep. 23, 2015 1:00 p.m.

District earns green designation

The District of Sooke has been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of B.C. Municipalities Green Communities Committee for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For its efforts, the district received a Climate Action Community 2014 logo for use on websites and letter head.

“As a signatory to the Climate Action Charter, you have demonstrated your commitment to work with the province and UBCM to take action on climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your community and corporate operations,” wrote Gary MacIsaac, executive director of the UBCM to council.

 

$5,000 earmarked for negotiations

Sooke will pay $5,000 this year to the Te’mexw Treaty Advisory Committee to help pay legal costs for First Nations negotiations.

Member municipalities on the advisory committee include Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Metchosin, North Saanich, Saanich, Sooke, View Royal, Victoria and the Capital Regional District.

Municipalites didn’t pay any fees last year, but it’s anticipated that more funding will be required as negotiations progress.

 

Elderly celebrated with special day

Sooke’s Age-Friendly Committee will host International Day of the Elderly on Oct. 1 at Ayre Manor Lodge.

The event will feature a mocktail party, activities and recorded music featuring T’Sou-Ke First Nation elders. The music was recorded by T’Sou-Ke youth.

International Day of the Elderly is sponsored by a $1,000 from the provincial government

The District of Sooke published an age-friendly action plan in 2015, which includes securing and supporting options for accessible and independent senior living and promoting barrier-free design in public spaces.

 

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