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Wednesday, July 1. The 148th anniversary of confederation is being celebrated across the country today on Canada Day, Wednesday July 1. There has been rain off-and-on in Ottawa for the official event on Parliament Hill. Editorial (June 26 SVN, page 2) on why it's important to celebrate Canada, no matter your political stripe. Local Sooke Canada Day event coverage
Tuesday, June 30. Earth is slowing down. World timekeepers will add one extra second to the day as of 5 pm PDT today, June 30, 2015. One second has been added to the world's timekeeping 25 times since 1972 says www.earthsky.org . Also interesting about tonight, there will be a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky -- easily seen by just looking up. The two 'bright planets' won't appear to be this close again until August 2016.
Monday, June 29. BC Ferries has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol on their ships and at their terminals, it was stated in a news release today. In June there were 15 incidents where police were called out to a BC Ferries property due to a suspected impaired passenger. BC Ferries encourages customers who witness the consumption of drugs or alcohol to report it to a BC Ferries employee to ensure the safety of customers and employees. "The prevention of crashes and deaths due to drinking and driving is very important to BC Ferries all year long, " it was stated in a news release today. "Under contract to the Province of BC, BC Ferries is the service provider responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and dependable ferry service along coastal BC."
Friday, June 26. The June 26th Canada Day edition of Sooke Voice News is now online. Front page: all about this year's Canada Day Sooke celebration on July 1. Prolonged dry heat sees all burning prohibited in Sooke and West Shore. Canada Day is for all Canadians [Editorial], pg2. Tech sector successful in BC [Op-Ed], pg 2. Society has failed this generation [Letter], pg.2. Orange cones show where paid parking is required at public boat launch, pg.3. Fireworks might be cancelled if this dry heat continues, pg.3. Summer reading club at Sooke Library, pg.4. Communities in Bloom in December this year, pg.4. Visit nine farms in 4th Sooke Farm Tour, pg.4
Happy Canada Day 2015!
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