This family is in crisis due to the lack of affordable housing in Victoria. This is a one-income family of three, where Tyler Lumley works full time as a carpenter. Tammy Stephens spends her time trying to find housing. In … Continue reading →
–BC Gov News on SPN Individuals, seniors and families in need of affordable rental housing in the Greater Victoria region will soon have access to more than 500 new units of affordable housing. Following the September 2016 announcement of a … Continue reading →
At the mayor’s recent open house, a member of the public made the point that mobile homes (aka trailer homes, modular homes, pre-manufactured homes) are a modern form of affordable housing. Another unit arrived in Sooke this morning.
What do you think? How can Sooke accommodate the current housing shortage and the need for affordability?
The Transition Sooke Ecohome Tour will be held on October 8 and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets for this self-guided tour will be on sale on the day of the tour at The Stick in the Mud. … Continue reading →
–Bob Stamp, photos by Britt Santowski (c) SPN British Columbia’s first senior cohousing community—and just the second in Canada—celebrated its official opening Thursday, July 28 2016, in Sooke.. Harbourside Senior Cohousing features 31 individual units plus a common house in … Continue reading →
Housing has been recognized as an issue by Sooke Council. The following is applicable to only Vancouver. From their backgrounder: “The additional tax presently only applies in the Metro Vancouver, but government can prescribe in regulation other areas where the additional … Continue reading →
–John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca Christy Clark and her government have dismissed, mocked and outright ignored the housing crisis facing this province. Last year, Housing Minister Rich Coleman called the Lower Mainland’s housing prices “actually pretty reasonable” just days … Continue reading →
This was the last Regular Council Meeting for the summer. The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting and Committee of the Whole are on September 12. The full agenda in PDF format is available here: Agenda (without correspondence), and Correspondence. Disclaimer: These are … Continue reading →
– Provincial government release With municipal and rural property tax deadlines just around the corner, home owners can look into several provincial programs that may help with some of the financial pressures of home ownership. Municipalities set the deadline for … Continue reading →
–Britt Santowski, SPN Following is Sooke PocketNews’ takeaways from the May 24 Regular Council Meeting (full agenda here). As always, these are SPN’s takeaways, captured at the meeting; the final and approved version will always be the filed minutes that have been approved by … Continue reading →