Sooke Thunderbirds’ Riley Berfelo fights off a Gordon Head Raider during a junior bantam football game last May at EMCS field in Sooke.

YEAR IN REVIEW: May

Here’s what happened this year in May

John Horgan won his fourth consecutive victory as Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA on election night by capturing more than 50 per cent of the popular.

All that hung in the balance on election night was whether the NDP would win enough seats to carry a majority government.

It was weeks later that Horgan became premier, when New Democrats formed an alliance with the Green Party forming a minority government.

Also in May:

• Sooke received major backing in a bid for a new health-care facility. The Capital Regional District’s hospitals and housing committee and the NDP said it would create urgent care centres across the province.

• Juan de Fuca Electoral Area residents were introduced with a new emergency notification system through the Capital Regional District. The system notifies residents by phone, text or email in the event of a disaster or emergency.

• The District of Sooke announces a road repair plan. A staff report highlights six roads that “desperately need repair.”

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