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Provincial Sooke Local & Regional
Public school teachers in BC ended their strike Sept 18;  2014-2015 academic year starts Mon Sept 22 but no time will be made up to students.  Parents may claim $40/day for each child under age 13 during BC teachers strike BC electoral area boundaries under review for next 2 provincial elections  BC public schools will open to start the school year on Monday, Sept 22. BC Govt and BCTF say no time will be made up to students.    Water pipeline exhibit Aug 1 to Sept 28 at Charters River Interpretive Center   Municipal election in Sooke: Saturday, November 15, 2014    
Federal / National Business
  Blood donor participation low; supplies critical Federal Anti-Spam law came into effect July 1, 2014  Electoral Boundaries: Sooke is now in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (formerly Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca); Randall Garrison seeking re-election in 2015  

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Regional & National breaking news  Local News

 HEADLINES: Blood supplies critically low, donors cancelling appointments | BC teachers  accept  negotiated 6-year agreement - schools open Sept 22 | Final wording for 2 questions on Sooke ballot | Horseshoe pitch approved for location on Sooke River Road | House fire Sept 11 started from unextinguished burn barrel | 75% of BCTF members voted on suspending strike (99.4% of those said yes) | UBCM says decreased ferry ridership produced $2.3 million loss to BC economy over 10 years     



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