This and That December 3

Some brief stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Dec. 3, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Operation Counter Attack begins.

SHOP SOOKE!

SHOP LOCAL!

Sponsored by Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in Shop Sooke! Shop Local! Event. We will be placing entry boxes at several locations in Sooke for shoppers to enter the draw. Draws will be held Dec 6, 13 and 20. Winners will receive Sooke Shopping Dollars to redeem at participating merchants. The value of the weekly draw will depend on the number of participating merchants. Your cost is only $40.

The event will be advertised weekly in the Sooke News Mirror, first advertisement Dec. 3 announcing the SHOP SOOKE! SHOP LOCAL! Event. The following weeks will list the participating merchants as well as announcing the winner of the weekly draw. Winners will be notified via telephone, Sooke Shopping Dollars to be picked up at the chamber office.  Sooke Shopping Dollars will be in denominations of $5 and $10 and have no cash value.

Here is how it will work:

Winners shop with Sooke Shopping Dollars at participating merchants.

Merchants accept Sooke Shopping Dollars for purchase, face value, no cash back.

Merchants exchange Sooke Shopping Dollars at the chamber office.

This is not a fundraiser, it is to help local Sooke merchants.Chamber Membership not required to participate.

For additional information:

Jeannette Wilford at 250 642-6331

Or  Nel Burger at 250 642-3231.

Counter Attack launched

The B.C. government, police and ICBC have launched the December CounterAttack campaign to urge drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if their holiday festivities involve alcohol.

While attitudes toward drinking and driving have changed considerably over the years, an average of 86 lives are still lost every year in B.C.

“Getting home safely should be part of everyone’s holiday planning but the reality is that impaired driving remains a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Do your part this Christmas season and look out for family and friends – take a stand and don’t let them get behind the wheel impaired.”

Take your turn as the designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose.

ICBC’s helping to prevent impaired driving this December through a month-long education campaign, funding for CounterAttack roadchecks and promotion of designated drivers with businesses, sports facilities and community groups.

ICBC also supports Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 25 B.C. communities that provides safe rides to drivers who have been drinking or feel too tired to drive during the holidays.

It will cost you approx. $4,500 for an impaired driving conviction.

Just Posted

Songhees youth among those recognized by province for achievement in sport

Team BC athletes in North American Indigenous Games, Canada Summer Games recognized

WEB POLL: Do you follow local governments annual budget planning process?

The District of Sooke will soon begin budgeting for 2018. We want… Continue reading

Pedestrian struck in downtown Sidney after receiving safety reflector

Man treated for minor injures by police who were at the scene handing out reflectors

Write about Oak Bay to win $500

Winner earns cash and placement in the Oak Bay News

A love for theatre

Sooke’s Drew Kemp bring his love of theatre to the stage

VIDEO: Innovating healthier homes

NZ Builders bring commercial concept into residential realm to improve energy efficiency and health

Royals blown out of home rink by visiting Hurricanes

Victoria allows most goals in a WHL game since 2011

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vic High students take Saanich-reared comic’s words on mental illness to heart

School counsellors see uptick in visits after Kevin Breel relays his depression story

Parking concerns won’t stall affordable housing project in Saanich

Council approves 73 units for low to moderate income-earners near Uptown

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Most Read