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BC Sooke Local & Regional
Immigration on 90-day pause in BC while backlog cleaned up & priorities re-assessed Rates up in BC on April 1: ferries 3.9%, hydro 6%.  BC Ferry fares to be capped at 1.9% for next 4 years, announced Mar 18 BC minimum wage up to $10.45/hr starting Sept. 15 (announced March 12) Questioning Education in the 21st Century (UVic Panel) - pg3 in Feb 6 SVN   Kinder Morgan presentation to Sooke Council, Tues April 7   
Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  Alberta releases deficit budget in the billions, March 26; hopes to avoid boom/bust in future     Electoral Boundaries: Sooke is now in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (formerly Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca); Randall Garrison, MP (NDP) will run in 2015 for a 2nd term  

Openings at pet-friendly West Shore Lodge  City of Colwood renegotiates role & funding with West Shore Chamber of Commerce (March 2015) Population growth in Langford at 3.9% (2013 to 2014) shows the growing municipality at the head of the pack in Greater Victoria 

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HEADLINES: April 1: Hydro up 6%, ferries UP 3.9% | Sooke Council says yes to 0% | Saanich advised to remove software monitoring | CRD bans smoking in parks, beaches (pg2 Mar 27 SVN) | Good turnout for tsunami info event | SD62 trustees & how they visit schools | More budget talk at Sooke Council tonight: 6 pm | CRD has new watershed resources in time for World Water Day | Five candidates running for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke       





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