Editorial: Change came in 2011

We look forward to the new year and the news makers.

Another year is about to be a part of Sooke’s history. It has been a tumultuous year, with many folks wanting change — and change is what we got.

Wendal Milne took the mayor’s chair and three new faces came onto the District of Sooke council. We welcomed Kevin Pearson, Kerrie Reay and Rick Kasper to the table and welcomed back Herb Haldane, Maja Tait and Bev Berger. This should allow council to have some knowledge of the past while looking to the future. Former Mayor Janet Evans, Councillors Ron Dumont, and Dave Bennett, and Sheila Beech did not return to the council table and we thank them for their years of community service.

We lost some old-time community members while gaining some newcomers.

Sooke is a terrific community by all definitions of the word. We have our quarrels and our spats but in the end we embrace the community and the people in it.

We print your letters with your opinions as well as your photos, which is what makes this YOUR community newspaper. Your contributions are appreciated and we endeavor to get all of them into print.

In the next edition we will be highlighting the news makers and the issues which came before the community in 2011.

We look forward to the new year and the news makers.

The staff and management at the Sooke News Mirror wish you all a Happy New Year.

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