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   BC revamps scholarships for Grade 12 grads for 2015-2016 (see pg 2 in Aug 28 SVN)   Lizard Lake fire still active at Aug 25 but road re-opened    Fishing in streams and rivers is banned on Vancouver Island (Aug 4 to Sept 30)    BC Legislature passes Bill 30 LNG deal in July 2015 despite NDP opposition     Campfires banned throughout BC (except Fog Zone, as of July 15, current to August 18)       Paving continues on Hwy 14 (Kangaroo Rd east to the 4-lane), 9am to 3pm and 7pm to 6am (started July 15)   Roundabout construction in Sooke town centre during summer 2015 (target completion "in the fall" - likely now by end of October) - see cost breakdown on pg2 of Aug 21st Sooke Voice News and pg3 in the Aug 28th edition of Sooke Voice News   Federal All Candidates debates (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) on Sept 16 (EMCS, 6:30 pm) and on Oct 6 (Prestige, 7pm). Follow local election coverage in Sooke Voice News daily online and weekly in our print/PDF edition. 

 

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 is now expected to raise interest rates in Sept.       

FEDERAL ELECTION 2015: 78-day campaign; election is October 19. 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 Steffler (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).

 

   Fishing in streams and rivers is banned on Vancouver Island (Aug 4 to Sept 30)  CRD may consider more water conservation requirements in municipal areas if the summer continues so dry (already Stage 3 for Juan de Fuca rural area and the Gulf Islands). 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. Construction of new athletic training facility in Langford to begin in 2016


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HEADLINES:  New parks & trails committee in Sooke | ICBC rates under review: 6.7% is too high says MOTI Minister Stone | Rainfall in Sooke after a long dry summer | Power outages widespread on lower mainland Aug29-30 due to windstorm | Malahat closed in both directions mid-morning to 1:10pm (Aug 29) | Campfire ban lifted in Sooke as of noon Aug 28 | Call to Coast Salish artists for BC Ferries designs | New Gr12 scholarships for 2015-2016 | Developer contributions to roundabout are from RBC, Mariner's Village, Partners REIT & West Coast Design (pg3) | Vancouver Island could go 'all Green' says Elizabeth May | Trudeau in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke  

    

 

 

 

 
    

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