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BC Sooke Local & Regional
Rates up in BC on April 1: ferries 3.9%, hydro 6%.  BC Ferry fares to be capped at 1.9% for next 4 years, announced Mar 18 BC minimum wage up to $10.45/hr starting Sept. 15 (announced March 12) Questioning Education in the 21st Century (UVic Panel) - pg3 in Feb 6 SVN   More discussion on the District of Sooke budget: 7 pm March 30, council chambers    SD62 public budget meeting at 7pm March 30, 3143 Jacklin Road.
Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  Alberta releases deficit budget in the billions, March 26; hopes to avoid boom/bust in future   C-51 Rally in Victoria, March 14 (and across Canada) Daylight Savings Time started 2am on Sunday, March 8 (forward 1 hour); Standard Time restores on Nov 1 (back 1 hour) Supreme Court of Canada says 'yes' to doctor-assisted suicide (Feb 6) 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) will run in 2015 for a 2nd term  

West Shore Lodge is a pet-friendly seniors home  City of Colwood renegotiates role & funding with West Shore Chamber of Commerce (March 2015) Population growth in Langford at 3.9% (2013 to 2014) shows the growing municipality at the head of the pack in Greater Victoria 


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HEADLINES: Saanich advised to remove software monitoring | CRD bans smoking in parks, beaches (pg2 Mar 27 SVN) | Good turnout for tsunami info event | SD62 trustees & how they visit schools | More budget talk at Sooke Council tonight: 6 pm | CRD has new watershed resources in time for World Water Day | Five candidates running for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke       

   

 

 

 
    

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