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This and That – October 22

Brief stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Oct. 22, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Ease your pain

Free six week yoga series offered for those suffering from trauma, chronic pain and/or addictive behaviours.

Time: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday from October 23rd to November 27th

Location: Ahimsa Sooke Yoga and Wellness, HOPE Centre 202 – 6750 Westcoast Rd. Sooke

To register: 250-642-9642 or email julia@garudayoga.ca

Chronic pain is becoming an epidemic in North America. According to the International Narcotics Control Board (2013) Canada is now the second-largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids, with an estimated 200,000 Canadians “hooked” on painkillers. Gentle yoga practices have been proven to be an extremely powerful ally for reducing chronic pain while also addressing many underlying issues that accompany traumatic experiences, pain and addiction.

www.garudayoga.ca

School Board candidates

There are  six candidates running for a seat on the School District board in the November 15 local government election. They are incumbents Robert Phillips, Neil Poirier and Margot Swinburnson. New faces stepping up to the plate are Russ Chipps, Doris Gulmans, and Benula Larsen.

Profiles of the candidates for school board will run in the November 12 edition of the Sooke News Mirror.

Responses to questions posed by the Sooke News Mirror to District of Sooke council will run in the November 5 edition. The all-candidates meeting is being held on November 4 at the Prestige.

Business change

It has been reported that Video to Go has been for sale and owners Bryan and Susie are looking to pursue new endeavors.

The grapevine also reports that the Razu welding building has been sold.

Advance polls

Advance polls for the November 15 election will be held on November 5 and 12 at the Sooke Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Flu clinics

There will be a number of opportunities to get your seasonal flu vaccine.

On November 4 downstairs at the Sooke Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, November 6 at Sooke Child, Youth the Family Centre (CASA), 6672 Wadams Way from 1 to 6 p.m. and on November 13  from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CASA. Please remember to bring your  care card. For more information call 250-642-5464 or www.viha.ca/flu

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