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John Horgan says NDP would reinstate BC Ferries as a crown corporation Pg1 Coast Guard slammed by Premier Christy Clark, for slow handling of April 8 oil spill (pg 1) Immigration on 90-day pause in BC while backlog cleaned up & priorities re-assessed 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     District of Sooke Committee of the Whole meeting Mon April 20 (7pm)  CRD Watershed Access Info open house at EMCS Tues April 21 (4-8 pm) How to Use a Fire Extinguisher safety info session, Wed April 22 at municipal hall   Emergency Preparedness Open House, Friday April 24 at the Prestige (free to the public)
Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  Federal budget 2015 to be released April 21 Alberta releases deficit budget in the billions, March 26; hopes to avoid boom/bust in future     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  

Openings at pet-friendly West Shore Lodge  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: Council looks at a Sooke River Road crossing tonight | Parking issues at Prestige Hotel on busy weekends | Active Saturday in Sooke April 18 | BC Wild Arc releases eagle (pg1) | Sooke releases 4-year strategic plan | NDP MPs pitch for reopening of Kitsilano Coast Guard base | John Horgan says BC Ferries should be a crown corporation or part of Transportation ministry | Sooke gets AVICC backing for opposing increased tanker traffic | Premier Clark tasks Coast Guard to task over oil spill management (pg1) | Kinder Morgan presented their facts to Sooke Council April 7





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