–Britt Santowski One week ago this Monday, there was a fire in Sooke. A trailer was completely destroyed. The trailer was a home to a woman and her partner, the woman’s teen-aged daughter, and their dog. That fire is currently under …Continue reading →
First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy issued its 20th annual report card of child poverty in BC today. According to their release and annual report card, BC is failing its youth. Here is their release and link to the …Continue reading →
A B.C. New Democrat government would provide support for co-op housing, shielding thousands of families from becoming casualties of Christy Clark’s housing crisis, says New Democrat Leader John Horgan. “For years, the B.C. Liberal government has known that federal support …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?
InsightsWest October 6th, 2016 Poverty and affordable housing are also seen among the three most pressing social issues facing the country. This research is dedicated to the memory of Port Moody teenager Gwynevere Staddon. Our goal is to raise the …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 →
Cinderella don your slippers, the Grant Manor Fire Ball benefit dance in Sooke has been scheduled. The Grant Road Fire Help committee is hosting a fund-raising dance at the Sooke Community Hall. The dance, called the Fire Ball, will be held on …Continue reading →