The following notice is from the District of Sooke, the photo is from Gregory Varano.
Residents are being asked to continue being vigilant and follow the orders and recommendations of provincial health officials. Social distancing is helping, but the next two weeks are critical.
“Everyone must do their part,” urges Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. The actions that residents and businesses are taking are certainly helping, and are very much appreciated – but, the storm is not over yet.
Mayor, Maja Tait, continues to address the community on a weekly basis each Monday at 1:00 pm. The Mayor’s Address summarizes community and regional updates and initiatives via the District of Sooke’s YouTube Channel. Subscribe to the channel to receive notifications on new video posts. All past videos are available to watch in the video library.
March 30, 2020 Addresses:
#ChooseSooke and support local business – NEW webpage
The District has launched a new web page that shares Local Business Information including the current status of various essential services and businesses, as well as business resources.
There are a number of agencies dedicated to ensuring small businesses in British Columbia have the resources they need during these difficult times. Several of the resources available to businesses are included on the new webpage. A status update on essential businesses is also included for residents. Suggestions regarding additions/changes to the list can be emailed to: SEPPlanningChief@sooke.ca.
Sooke Bluff Park closure: The District is closing access to Sooke Bluff Park, effective immediately. This park is located in the Whiffin Spit area and accessed from Bethany Place. Displayed signage will help remind residents of the closure.
Car seat installation service at Sooke Fire Rescue on hold: The Fire Department has put the car seat installation program on hold until further notice as this service cannot be offered while adhering to the advice of public health officers.
Reminder that CRD’s Sooke Rotary Skate Park, is closed: The CRD has closed the Sooke Rotary Skate Park, operated by SEAPARC to the public until further notice.
School District 62 announces child-care for essential workers: The Sooke School District is working on setting up child–care for those workers deemed essential by the provincial government. While the school district initially directed families to email their needs to the district, they have now created an online form to streamline the process for families. If you have already sent an email to the district or your principal/school they ask that you now go to the website to register. Access the form at www.sd62.bc.ca as well as other relevant information regarding the program.
The District thanks all residents, businesses and service providers for stepping up and making the necessary changes and sacrifices to get through this together.
- WorkSafeBC guidelines support safe reopening of businesses
- K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1
- COVID-19: BC announces a voluntary staggered opening of schools on June 1
- COVID-19: Applications open for temporary rental supplement in B.C.
- SEAPARC restricts registration to summer camp programs only, starts April 15
- COVID-19 Sooke: Outdoor burning ban extended, non-essential travel and camping discouraged
- COVID-19: Update from Sooke Mayor Maja Tait, April 6, 2020
- Stick in the Mud still roasting, shipping everywhere
- COVID-19: Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officers to aid in enforcement of social distancing and public gatherings
- Hope on display in Sooke windows: Photo montage by Gregory Varano
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (10 new cases), May 23, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (18 new cases), May 22, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (12 new cases), May 21, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (21 new cases), May 20, 2020
- COVID-19 Daily federal address notes the large commercial rent portal opens May 25
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (2 new cases), May 19, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal update sees border agreement continue, business loan eligibility expanded
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (16 new cases), May 18, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (21 new cases), May 16, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 15, 2020
- Prime Minister announces support for research staff in Canada
- COVID-19: May 15 Daily federal address – Wage Subsidy program continue through August
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 14, 2020
- Government of Canada announces new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (16 new cases), May 12, 2020
- State of emergency continues, BC to clean orphaned and decommissioned wells
- COVID-19: Daily federal update – Canada has an approved antibody test, student funding applications opens on Friday
- OPINION: Our B.C. testing strategy for COVID-19: adapting to our pandemic – Dr. Bonnie Henry
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (7 new cases), May 12, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal update, May 12 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (23 new cases over 48 hours), May 11, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily update, Federal Gov to be “lender of last resort” for large companies, May 11, 2020
- Canada announces additional loans support for large employers
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 9, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (29 new cases), May 8, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal address extends Wage Subsidy program, May 8, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (33 new cases), May 7, 2020
- COVID-19: BC announces plan for phased re-opening of the economy (plus Daily update 23 new cases)
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (8 new cases), May 5, 2020
- COVID-19: Provincial Modelling Update, May 4