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This and That – November 5

Brief comments on some issues which may be of interest to readers

  • Nov. 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.

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Last decisions

The District of Sooke council, on November 3, adopted Bylaw No. 534, Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-2) and Bylaw No. 535, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-14) – Sun River Development – Exchange of Lands for School Site.  It also changes the zoning from Agricultural to Community Residential.

The bylaw will see $400,000 come to the district, which will be used for playing fields.

This will be ensured by Bylaw No. 608, Playing Field Reserve Fund Bylaw, 2014 – Playing Field Reserve Account, which was given first, second and third reading.

In other council news, council approved the naming of 15 trees along Wadams Way to be named after pioneer families as suggested by local historian Elida Peers.

Council approved the awarded of a contract to Allterra Construction Ltd. for the building of sidewalks to extend from Church Road to Otter Point Road on both sides of the highway. Their bid was the lowest at $209,984. The highest bid came in at $336,000.

 

Advance Polls

Sooke residents who wish to vote in the advance poll have an opportunity on November 12. Voting takes place at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Sheilds Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

It should be noted that general voting on November 15 takes place at Edward Milne community school at 6218 Sooke Road, not at the community hall.

If you are not a registered elector you can register on November 15 providing you are 18-years-of-age or older, a Canadian citizen, resident of B.C. for six months by November 14, resident or registered owner of real property in the District of Sooke for at least 30 days prior to November 15, and not disqualified under the Local Government Act. You need to bring two pieces of identification to prove residency and identity.

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