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DESCRIPTIONOctober 01, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror
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On Saturday, Septem-ber 27, 2014, the District of Sooke celebrated the official opening of Wadams Way, a newly constructed east-west connector road that will help to ease traffic con-gestion through the Sooke town centre and includes a safe and accessible multi-use trail.
The district received a $250,000 grant through Brit-ish Columbias Community Recreation Program to help build the Wadams Way multi-use trail adjacent to the new road, which improves pedestrian linkages through the town centre. The total cost for the trail construc-tion was approximately $450,000.
The completion of this new multi-use trail is great news, said Coralee Oakes,
Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Develop-ment. The accessible fea-tures of this trail give this community an inviting place for residents and visitors to tread, while supporting healthy, active living oppor-tunities for British Columbi-ans of all ages and abilities.
The project scope included approximately 500 metres of new road between Church Road and Otter Point Road, including road connections and related infrastructure to Townsend Road, Anna Marie Road and the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre. Approxi-mately 700 metres of three metre wide paved multi-use trail was constructed along Church Road and along the new Wadams Way. Environ-mentally friendly LED street
lighting has been installed alongside the trail as well as a bioswale and 16 new street trees to complement the existing greenery.
Its wonderful to see this projects completion, said Mayor Wendal Milne. One of Councils strategic pri-orities is to make the Town Centre a vibrant, clean and well-maintained node, and with the completion of the Wadams Way connector, we have improved transpor-tation flow and pedestrian safety throughout the Town Centre.
The provincial $30-million Community Recreation Pro-gram was developed to help local governments meet the costs of capital projects that make communities health-ier, more active places in which to live.
Wadams Way opens
Jack Most photos
Local politicans, including Mayor Wendal Milne, Councillors Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson, Herb Haldane, Kerrie Reay and Jdf Electoral Area Director MIke HIcks got on board the fire truck as it drove down the new Wadams Way. John Crook was also aboard, he is the grandson of Hugh and Oliver Wadams.
Pirjo Raits photo
Apple fortune tellers Rose and Lilly came to the first Apple Fest on Sunday at the Sunriver Community Garden.
Jack Most photo
The Super Heroes came out for the Wadams Market at CASA.
SPO SEASONA look at what is in store for music lov-
ers this season.
Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 220
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Hicks to run again
for JdFJuan de Fuca Elec-
toral Area Director Mike Hicks has announced that he will be seek-ing re-election in the November election.
Im looking forward to another four years, said Hicks. Steady as she goes will be my cmapaign slogan. He said he wanted to main-tain the positive direc-tion of the Juan de Fuca over the next four-year term.
Hicks was first ele-lcted in 2008 and has served for two three-year terms.
Hicks represnts the Juan de Fuca commu-nities of Willis Point, Malahat, East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River and Port Renfrew, and the Rural Resource Lands make up an unincorporated rural Electoral Area under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD).
Fall Fair Book on farms
Now that the garden is almost done, it is time to write some of your favourite, farm stories. The Sooke Fall Fair is
preparing An Amusing Farm Story book, for our Christmas Craft Fair in November. The deadline for the stories is October 15, 2014.
The stories can be from 150 to around 1,000 words long. If you have a photo to go with the story, please scan and email it as well.
Correction Property referred to
as unsightly and with squatters in Unfin-ished business in the Council Briefs on Sept. 24 does not refer to 6717 Ayre Road which is an adjacent property to the tin grotto.
Global challengeOn various Saturdays
in October, select Van-couver Island Regional Library branches are joining over 70 coun-tries and 1 million kids by participating in the Global Cardboard Chal-lenge: a worldwide cel-ebration of childrens creativity and imagina-tion. The event invites children around the world to design and build creations using cardboard and recy-cled materials.
Inspired by the short film, Caines Arcade, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event pre-sented by the Imagina-tion Foundation that celebrates child cre-ativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. On Satur-day, October 11, 2014, communities will come together to play!
Registration is now open for the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. Join with organizers all over the world, and
help children unleash their natural creative powers.
Participating Van-couver Island Regional Library branches will be providing a venue and materials for the childrens event in the following locations: Chemainus, Comox, Courtenay, Cowichan, Nanaimo Harbourfront, Nanaimo North, Port Alberni, and Sooke. Sooke is running the program independently of other agencies.
Children and com-munity members are invited to come together to celebrate the creativity and imagination of children around the world - and come up with awesome creations!
For more informa-tion about the Global
Cardboard Challenge, visit http://www.imagi-nation.is. To learn more about your local Library, as well as Card-board Challenge times and locations, please visit http://www.virl.bc.ca.
The ninth indepen-dent and non-partisan British Columbia Elec-toral Boundaries Com-mission wants your input on the area, boundaries and names of provincial electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial general elections.
Beginning on Mon-day, September 22, the commission is holding
public hearings in 29 communities through-out B.C. to hear views and receive presenta-tions and submissions. This input will inform the commissions Pre-liminary Report to the Legislative Assembly which they are man-dated to submit before May 9, 2015. For a com-plete schedule of pub-lic hearing dates, loca-tions and times, visit the commission web-site at www.bc-ebc.ca.
Views, submissions and presentations may also be made through an online submission form on the commis-sion website (www.bc-ebc.ca), by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9J6. All submis-sions must be received by the commission by Sunday, November 16, 2014.
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The art of speechThe sooke harbour Toastmasters recently held their annual humorous speech contest and the contestants are, from left to right, andy Leimanis, Gerry niederlinski, Jackie Eastgaard, deb Furlong, anita Wasiuta and sue Viau.
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