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Provincial Sooke Local & Regional
Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day in BC BC to help build local organic foods industry  Nominations open to March 6, 2015 for Order of BC  Another incentive for parents to part with dollars for future education of their children (pg 2 in Jan 16th SVN) Anyone visiting a health care facility in BC must be flu-vaccinated or wear a mask (effective Dec 1) - see pg2 in Nov 28 SVN      As of January 1, 2015 there is an additional fee for Sooke garbage pickup customers for kitchen scraps that must be separated from regular garbage.  | Alpine leads the way with kitchen scraps pickup for west shore |  Kitchen Scraps info website   Next District of Sooke Regular Council meeting is on Tues Feb 10   Sooke Yoga offers a sliding fee scale for Tuesday sessions Construction at Jordan River campground underway to Feb 4
Federal / National Business
  Elizabeth May opened new western Canada headquarters for the Green Party in Victoria on Jan 17 Prime Minister Harper says international Jihadists have declared war (pg.2 - Jan 9th Sooke VOICE) Electoral Boundaries: Sooke is now in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (formerly Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca); Randall Garrison, MP (NDP) is running in 2015 for a 2nd term  

TD Bank's ATM no longer accepts envelopes, just your cheques & bills   Bank of Canada lowers the overnight interest rate; banks slow to follow suit (pg3, Jan 23 SVN)

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  HEADLINES: Data Privacy Day Jan 28 | Flu season abating, but not over yet  | Getting an apostrophe in Cooper's Cove | TD Bank rolls out envelope-free ATMs | Rainfall warning for Vancouver Island for Jan 23 | Bank of Canada rate falls below 1% on Jan 21 to help mitigate volatility Randall Garrison succeeds with efforts to cancel deportation of elderly woman | Green Party of Canada opens headquarters in Victoria | Sooke Council to look at cost of 24/7 policing for Sooke | CRD 20-year-plan invites public input