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John Horgan says NDP would reinstate BC Ferries as a crown corporation Pg1 Coast Guard slammed by Premier Christy Clark, for slow handling of April 8 oil spill (pg 1) 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     Emergency Preparedness conference, Apr 24-26 in Sooke
Federal / National West Shore of Vancouver Island
  Federal pre-election budget strong on assisting the financially-enabled (article coming in Apr 24 Sooke VOICE print edition) 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: Public open house on emergency preparedness: April 24 in Sooke, 5 to 8pm | Earth Day statement from Premier Christy Clark | CRD to purchase Sooke Potholes | Federal budget April 21 - commentary | Council beats 'town centre comes first' drum | Parking issues at Prestige Hotel on busy weekends | Active Saturday in Sooke April 18 | BC Wild Arc releases eagle (pg1) | Sooke releases 4-year strategic plan | NDP MPs pitch for reopening of Kitsilano Coast Guard base | John Horgan says BC Ferries should be a crown corporation or part of Transportation ministry  





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