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50% discount on vehicles on select BC Ferries sailings (Nov 16-Dec19 on south coast routes; Nov 15-Dec 20 on North Coast routes), as announced Oct 22/15. www.bcferries.com

BC Education Ministry contributes $35 million to school upgrades (announced Nov 2015)

BC now has the toughest drinking-driving penalties (Oct 2015)

UBCM supports Internet voting for municipal elections in BC for 2018 (some details in Oct 2, 2015, pg 2 & 3)  

  BC revamps scholarships for Grade 12 grads for 2015-2016 (see pg 2 in Aug 28 SVN)  

      District of Sooke Committee of the Whole on Dec 7, 7pm. Regular Council again on Dec 14.    Roundabout construction in Sooke town centre continues until it's done. Official completion event was held November 16.  Cost breakdown on pg2 of Aug 21st Sooke Voice News, pg3 in the Aug 28th edition of Sooke Voice News, and FINAL costs in Oct 30th edition (pg4). Roundabout construction updates in these editions: Sept 18 & Sept 25 & Oct 2 & Oct 9 , Oct 16,  & Oct 23 Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20.     New RBC Bank branch to open in Sooke on December 7, 2015 (temporary branch closed from noon Fri Dec 4, and through weekend Dec 5 & 6). Both RBC & TD in Sooke start new managers on December 7 (pg 4 in Nov 13 SVN).    District of Sooke municipal offices will be closed on Dec 25, Dec 28, and Jan 1.


 Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  House of Commons: 1st session starts December 3, Throne Speech December 4. Sits til December 11, then winter break.  See list of new Liberal cabinet in the November 6, 2015 edition of Sooke Voice News.  On Vancouver Island, six of seven seats went to the NDP: Incumbent Randall Garrison, NDP has won re-election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (see post-election interview with Randall Garrison on pg3 in the Nov 20, 2015 edition of Sooke Voice News). Alistair MacGregor, NDP, won as the new MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. Murray Rankin won re-election in Victoria.  

  The annual Christmas season lighting in Langford is up! A sure sign that the holiday season is upon us!  Provide public input on McKenzie Interchange  up to Dec 11 .  Construction of new athletic training facility in Langford to begin in 2016   BC Transit fares going up as of April 1, 2016, including for youth & seniors 

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Sooke staff get 5% wage increase | No bubbling water feature for front of Sooke municipal hall | Craft fair season has begun! | Sooke grant committee rails against the success of arts grant funding | Water supply levels up in CRD reservoir due to rain | Sooke Hwy14 roundabout completion event Nov 16 | Attacks in Paris rock the world |  Trudeau to meet with Queen Elizabeth on Nov 25  






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