The Cycle of Life Sandra Craig

This and That, November 12

A few brief snippets of issues of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Nov. 12, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Interesting tidbit

Almost every one uses Facebook and it has proven itself to be a quick way to get news out about what is happening in a particular area.

Our Sooke News Mirror Facebook page has 1,634 “likes” while other larger papers on South Vancouver Island have:

Victoria New – 1,590

Saanich – 967

Peninsula News  – 914

Oak Bay – 399

Goldstream Gazette – 752.

Good going Sooke!

 

Links missing

B.C. communities care.

So do the Black Press newspapers that directly serve those communities. Reflecting and raising awareness of that caring spirit is part of the core mandate of every Black Press community newspaper.

This publication is now part of an exciting new initiative undertaken by Black Press in British Columbia that works to further communicate the good work being done in communities, and provide a new opportunity for organizations and individuals to tap into that fountain of caring.

For more information, go to: BlackPress4good.com and facebook.com/blackpress4good

 

Correction

It should be noted that Jonathan Heerema may have left Adreneline but is still heading up the Sooke Regional Tourism Association. The information we received was incorrect and we apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding this may have caused.

New to Sooke?

Guest Speaker: Fire Chief Steve Sorensen Sat. November 22,  1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Sooke Fire Department, 2225 Otter Point Rd. Sooke firefighters will be preparing and serving lunch followed by a tour of the facility. $10 donation per person.

The Newcomers Club is a get-together for relatively new residents to the Sooke region to meet with other newcomers as well learn about our local community, history, volunteer opportunities, etc.

All newcomers to the community are invited~ Please RSVP to the Chamber office: 250-642-6112 or info@sookeregionchamber.com

Just Posted

Intruder breaks into Langford couple’s home

The intruder was high and thought the house was his

Visiting Vimy Ridge: Saanich teen set for historic summer tour

Mount Douglas student John Evans will tour historic war sites

Greater Victoria youth earn Scouts’ highest honour

21 youth receive Chief Scout’s Award from lieutenant governor

Lessons learned: City reflects on bike lane construction

Councillors and City staff said there are better strategies to apply to new bike lanes

Council scraps other ideas; JSB steel will only be used for art

City staff wanted an open bid to get rid of steel that’s coated in toxic lead paint

VIDEO: 75th Swiftsure International Yacht Race

‘A happy boat is a fast boat’

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

WestJet pilot strike averted as parties agree to mediation

Pilots had warned they could go on strike starting May 19

Out of control wildfire prompts restriction around Allie Lake

One of the first large wildfires of the 2018 season is blazing out of control

Performing Arts Provincial Festival comes to UVic

More than 600 performers will take part in festival running May 29 to June 2

Passersby help rescue occupants of home as fire breaks out in Courtenay

Coffee run turns into fire rescue for pair of men

Most Read