LETTER: Democracy needs your help, Sooke

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

I am writing this letter to all those who can dedicate a little time from their busy schedule to help protect the democratic rights of people and animals in Sooke.

In the last few years, Sooke’s population has increased and so did city hall’s staff.

Municipal officers are now implementing rules that our watchdogs and folks never heard before and we need passionate citizens to keep an eye on our democratic process.

Many among us attend council meetings on a regular basis, volunteer on committees and create Facebook pages to keep track of changes and to spread the word around. Some of us have been watchdogs for many years regarding land issues, environment, permits, animals, and others issues important to any society.

The selection of new committee members will soon take place and if you are interested to contribute you need to contact Sarah Temple at the District of Sooke at 250-642-1634.

Some of our important committees such as the parks and trails advisory committee can benefit from volunteers with good typing skills.

A person who can type what was said and what was approved, or rejected during meetings will bring light and transparency to the public. Otherwise, important subjects will remain unknown.

The present volunteers are doing the best they can to chair meetings.

If you are thinking in running for council in the 2018 municipal election, remember that this volunteer experience will help you get more votes. Sooke needs more council candidates, especially, those who love animals.

Margarita Dominguez

Sooke

 

Just Posted

Langford could soon be seeing its first retail cannabis store

Clarity Cannabis BC Ltd. gets province’s approval

OUR VIEW: Search and rescue organization needs to be examined

No organization should be immune to scrutiny

Emerging Sooke filmmaker takes spotlight with special award

Mary Galloway creates her own opportunities

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read