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Provincial Sooke Local & Victoria Regional
Local Elections Act legislation would see municipal offices held for 4 years, and elections held in October (not Nov).   John Horgan, MLA now only contender in NDP leadership race   Tsunami debris being removed from BC Shores   Earthquake & tsunami public education coming summer 2014   April 14 at Sooke Council (7pm) ~ public input on Townsend intersection was successful Management of Ayre Manor to change hands effective July 1, 2014  District of Sooke Council wrestled with decision about double-billed funds -- keep for infrastructure projects or reduce taxes this year? (see pg.1 in Mar.28 SVN)    ELECTION TREND WATCH: frequent insights and analysis on the SVN Breaking News page     
Federal / National Business
The Fair Elections Act is still being processed in the House of Commons; the proposed legislation has come under much criticism by opposition MLAs and law academics  Electoral Boundaries were finalized in August 2013: Sooke is now in Saanich-Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca (for 2015 federal election)  

Townsend Road & Sooke Road intersection continues to vex many in Sooke. This goes to Sooke Council April 14 (~ follow on Twitter @TownsendCorner |  Petition can be signed up to April 12 at various locations including Cathy's Corner Cafe, Livivi Hair, London Fish & Chips, MapleLine Business Centre, Salish Sea Technologies, Salvation Army, Sooke Chiropractic, Sooke Family Resource Centre, Sooke Glass, Sooke Midwifery and St Rose of Lima Church. 

Sandwich board signs are an important marketing tool for small businesses in Sooke.  See pg.1 and pg.3 of the Feb.21st edition of Sooke Voice News.


 ONLINE WEEKLY EDITION and ARCHIVES:  Sooke Voice News full print edition is published online weekly - read SVN online. We shore up our weekly edition with ongoing breaking news on this website as well as Tweets throughout the day (posted real-time on this page for the convenience of a wider readership). 

 COURTESY FREE PRINT black-and-white COPIES   Delivered to every *business* mailbox at the main Canada Post in Sooke. Delivered to business storefronts in Sooke town center every week (request free delivery).   Free take-home copies are available in many Sooke locations including Ahimsa Yoga, Cathy's Corner Cafe, Kelz Sweet & Savory Bake Shop,  Little Vienna Bakery, Mom's Cafe, Prestige Oceanfront Resort lobby, Reading Room Cafe, Serious Coffee, Sooke Library, The Stick, West Coast Family Medical Centre.

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Regional& National breaking News 

Local News

HEADLINES: John Horgan gathering endorsements Jim Flaherty dies suddenly at age 64  ~ state funeral on Wed Apr 16 | Heartbleed bug not an issue for major banks | BC NDP gets behind John Horgan as Mike Farnworth steps out of leadership race  | Sooke Harbour House wins Lifetime Achievement Award | SEAPARC to build bike park this spring | April 1: Electricity up 9% & ferries up 4%      

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Phone to pay by credit card. DO NOT send credit card info by email. Pay by wireless POS in Sooke - phone 250-642-7729 for us to drop by.