Here is the weekly address from Sooke Mayor Maja Tait. She began with deep appreciations for all the front line workers including (but not limited to) cleaners, cashiers and delivery drivers.
Sooke.ca does have a COVID info page.
A reminder that backyard burning is now prohibited. All playgrounds and some parks are closed. BC Transit is rear-door loading only, except for those who need special access. Ridership is down 70%. If the bus is not providing the service you need, let the District know (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
District bylaw officers are engaged in monitoring physical distances. Sooke business are complying and in some cases going above and beyond in their service to the community. Grocery stores are not restricted to 50 people, provided that social distancing can be maintained.
The skatepark will be closed. The sign at this park has been vandalized and will be replaced.
Contact the RCMP if you see a gathering that doesn’t comply with provincial orders, at 250-642-5241. Contact the fire department at (250) 642-5422 if you see illegal burning. The Sooke Food Bank is still operating and will receive provincial funding. That said, they can always use additional support. Donate via CanadaHelps.org.
Council meetings will be held only as needed, in relation to finances. Councillors are continuing their committee and extended work.
At 7:00 pm, you are invited to join in with the banging of pots and pans to appreciate our frontline workers.
Your feedback is always welcome. When it comes to the many support programs offered, the District is available to act as an information resource to the provincial and federal government. Are they programs working for you? are they accessible? easy to navigate? Let council know (assuming: firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’re all in this together, and together we are stronger.
Be kind, and wash your hands.
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