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   BC Legislature passes Bill 30 LNG deal despite NDP opposition     Campfires banned throughout BC (except Fog Zone, as of July 15)     Sooke Library - community consultation Wed July 29, 6672 Wadams Way (6:30 to 8:30 pm). Outdoor wellness festival Sat Aug 8 in Ed Macgregor Park (1pm to 8pm). Art in the Park Sat Aug 15 in Ed Macgregor Park (10am to 8pm).    Night paving on Hwy14 (Kangaroo Rd east to the 4-lane), 7pm to 6am (started July 15)     Roundabout construction in Sooke town centre summer 2015 (target completion mid-September)   


Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  Economists say Canada is back into recession, with no growth in first half of this year. Bank of Canada now expected to raise interest rates in Sept.     Pope Francis rocks the world with sweeping statement on climate change (June 18)    

FEDERAL ELECTION 2015:  Sooke and Colwood are now in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (formerly Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca). Candidates are incumbent Randall Garrison, MP (NDP); Frances Litman (Green); Shari Lukens (Conservative); David Merner (Liberal); and Josh Stefler (Libertarian).   Langford is now in new riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford which includes Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Highlands, Langford. Candidates are Paul Cortens (Libertarian); Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi (Green); Alistair MacGregor (NDP); and Maria Manna (Liberal).


  CRD may consider more water conservation requirements if summer continues so dry  Level 4 Drought conditions continue on Vancouver Island (July 3 to present); no fishing in streams or rivers   Campfires banned for all of Vancouver Island  as of noon July 8; CSA-approved BBQs ok with briquettes, propane; lifted July 14 only for the Fog Zone  Metchosin has banned all fires, including beach fires (as of June 15)  Construction of Hwy1/McKenzie-Admirals interchange and Westshore Parkway Extension to begin later in 2016 and take 2 years to complete

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HEADLINES:  BC cabinet shuffle shifts Fassbender out of Education | Sooke Library plans are moving along Wildfire tally expected to be strong in hot/dry August | Salish names for 3 new BC Ferries vessels | Sooke library public consultation July 29 | Here's hoping for no fire news on July 31 this year | Classic Car Show July 25 in Sooke | Sooke Fine Arts Show opened July 24 | Hartland Landfill closed July 24 due to fire | At long last ... a McKenzie/Admirals Rd interchange! Mayor Tait to be a new mom!    





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