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In advance of the BC Pharmacy Association mandatory OAT CAMPP, please join us on Friday June 21, 2019, for: Working with patients accessing opioid agonist medications A specialized training for pharmacists, pharmacy teams, and healthcare providers. 4:15-5:15pm Everyone welcome Naloxone … Continue reading →
The Government of British Columbia is providing $88.6 million to build a 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school on Constellation Avenue in Langford, less than a five-minute drive from the new Belmont Secondary school. Both new schools are expected … Continue reading →
Submitted by Jo Phillips, Wendy O’Connor Paula Johanson, Bernie Klassen Armchair wisdom from plastic fab Polly Ethel Styrene “We are what we eat. “And we’re eating more plastic than we realize in our food and water. If we continue this … Continue reading →
Policy changes implemented to help break the cycle of poverty and build a better B.C. for vulnerable citizens will take effect July 1, 2019. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction clients will benefit from policy changes designed to further … Continue reading →
Early bird pricing ends June 20! Beyond Addiction Nine Day Immersion course in beautiful Sooke BC on Vancouver Island July 20th – July 28th, 2019 Join Sat Charan Simran Kaur, Fateh Bir Kaur, and Siri Amir Kaur for this amazing … Continue reading →
–From Ray Spencer Coming to Ed MacGregor in Sooke … Summer Music in the Park. Mark Sunday June 23 on your calendar for an all day, family style event with music in the bandshell from 1 to 6, food vendors, … Continue reading →
My deck was completely covered with fog this morning. I couldn’t see a thing. It reminded me, that when we put our focus and our attention on something, that is what our experience will become. When you are not clear … Continue reading →
–by G.K. Sydney (photos and column) AC . RO . PHO . BI . A noun, extreme or irrational fear of heights This hike with my energizer husband is going to kill me. He hikes like a thirty-year old, goes … Continue reading →
The following cartoon was created by Jordyn Borsellino, a Sooke Youth and animator. Visit Jordyn online at her DeviantArt page. Cartoons by Jordyn on SPN … Continue reading →
Last week on June 11, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) and Second Harvest further solidified their commitment to tackle food waste in Canada with the expansion of FoodRescue.ca to British Columbia. Made possible by a donation of $415,000 from Loblaw to Second Harvest, this free … Continue reading →
–Constable Tim Schewe Paul from CompetentDrivingBC often shares his insights here on DriveSmartBC. I like his explanation of whether to signal or not and decided to share it with you. It’s great advice that we should all practice all the time. Surprisingly … Continue reading →
Renters report spending more of their income on housing than homeowners do Canadians are devoting hefty chunks of their pay checks to housing according to a recent survey conducted by RateSupermarket.ca. Among renters, 44 percent of Canadians report that more than … Continue reading →
–Editorial, Britt Santowski, Sooke PocketNews Conversation, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, means “an informal, usually private, talk in which two or more people exchange thoughts, feelings, or ideas, or in which news or information is given or discussed.” As more … Continue reading →
Sooke Baptist Church would like to invite your kids entering Grades 1 to 5 to be part of our ROAR Summer DayCamp! We get five mornings together to explore the adventures and trials of life through super fun active games, … Continue reading →
Move Out Sale this Saturday 9am – 1pm at 7828 Dalrae Place. Everything must go. Kitchenware, books, kids toys, furniture, rugs, wetsuits, lifejackets, lawn mower, home decor, wall art and a huge FREE box! Pre-sale photos below, more to be … Continue reading →
UPDATE: The 13-year-old female reported missing on June 11th 2019, has been located, and she is safe and sound. All identifying information has been removed from this article. Britt/SPN Original post: West Shore RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in … Continue reading →
–West Shore RCMP media release Summer is just around the corner and that means more vehicle traffic on our roadways. That’s why West Shore RCMP’s Traffic Unit has been targeting traffic hot spots. One of the identified hot spots is the Esquimalt Lagoon on … Continue reading →
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, June 15 Large Garage Sale. Lots of great deals on new and used household items , kitchen appliances, outdoor misc. kiddies padding pools, and so much more. 2631 Otter Point Road from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. … Continue reading →
The Greater Victoria Green Team is hosting a big community environmental volunteer activity in Sooke and the community is invited! Please share and post on your social media networks! THANK YOU!!! Greater Victoria Green Team tackles Kaltasin Park (1900 Kaltasin … Continue reading →
The doors of the new Tim Horton’s in Sooke opened today, located at 6080 Sooke Rd just east of Edward Milne Community School. As a drive-through convenience store, they have limited seating inside (six two-seaters), none outside (though we hear … Continue reading →
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