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Sooke council examines proposal for biofuel facility and plan for electronic meetings.

Council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Jan. 24)

A proposal to build a facility that converts household waste into biofuels will be presented at the District of Sooke council meeting tonight (Jan. 24).

Calgary-based VDQ-NRG uses two technologies to convert garbage to energy. Although the company doesn’t have a plant in operation yet, it is looking at 15 properties worldwide to begin production, said James Kernaghan, vice-president of strategy for VDQ-NRG.

Tonight’s AGENDA can be viewed here

Also on tonight’s agenda:

• Provincial health restrictions began to affect in-person attendance at council meetings when COVID started in 2020. Recently, the province amended the Community Charter to provide local governments with the ongoing ability to hold electronic meetings. Council will consider a bylaw to make the change.

• Two property owners on Maple Park Terrace ask for a boundary adjustment to join the Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area.

• Reports are also expected from chief administrative officer Norm McInnis and Fire Chief Ted Ruiter.

Tonight’s meeting is held virtually and can be viewed on YouTube at 7 p.m.

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