Alison Hogan from the Sooke Harbourside Lions

This and That October 15

A brief recap of some of the short news stories in Sooke

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Top cop

Steve Wright, during his ride for Cops for Cancer, raised over $35,000. His personal goal was $5,000. Of that amount $25,000 was raised by Sooke residents and the Tour de Rock Fundraising Committee through the Jailathon, bottle drives, head shaves and assorted fundraisers.

Money is still trickling in, so the total will, in the end, be much higher. Great job Sooke!

Free flu shots

Free flu shots are available to people 65 and older and their caregivers, healthy children from six months to five-years-old, pregnant women, health care workers, Aboriginal peoples, the very obese, people with chronic health conditions and household contacts, residents of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, owners and operators of poultry farms, corrections officers and inmates, and others.

All other B.C. residents can receive the flu vaccine for a fee. Contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Free

programs at the Library

Babytime
First Thursday of every month
2 – 2:30 p.m.

Babies start learning from birth!  Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0-18 months.  To register please call 250-642-3022 or email sooke@virl.bc.ca.

Sooke Writers’ Collective
Third Wednesday of every month
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Commit to your writing.  The collective offers writing support and practice for writers in and around the Sooke area.  New adult members are welcome.  Membership includes meetings, feedback sessions and publication in a yearly anthology.  For more information visit sookewriters.com or contact us at info@sookewriters.com.

One-time, Special Programs

Cardboard Challenge 
Saturday, October 25, 2-4 p.m.

Come celebrate children’s creativity! Discover the amazing power of imagination. Build ahead of time and show off your amazing creations, or drop-in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and create something great! Part of the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge.  For more information, visit http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/. For children of all ages; no registration required.

Fancy Nancy Storytime
Friday, November 14, 2-2:45 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled storytime all about Fancy Nancy! Refreshments will be served (that’s a fancy word for snacks) so wear your fanciest attire (that’s a fancy word for clothes). For ages 3-9 years.

Plus…

Fifty Book Fall Reading Challenge

 

Read 50 books or chapters before October 31 and earn a spot on our Wall of Fame and be entered into a draw to win a basket of books and your image featured on a professionally-made Read poster. To register or for more information, please call 250-642-3022 or email sooke@virl.bc.ca.

In by acclimation

Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks was not challenged for his seat as Jdf Electoral Area Director and will keep his seat for four more years.

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Sooke Potholes viewing area likely to remain closed

Report says that more rockslides likely in the area

Residents push back on downtown Victoria tree removal

The birch tree at the Wharf-Government intersection will be removed to make way for bike lanes

Husband of slain RCMP officer ‘disgusted and disheartened’ by parole board

Killer of Const. Sarah Beckett allowed limited day parole for alcohol treatment

Sooke school adds wrestling to sports lineup

Journey Middle School team already bringing home medals

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Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Suspect allegedly armed with handgun robs Island gas station

Incident occurred Sunday night in Nanaimo

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

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