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West Shore: Langford, Colwood, Sooke, Metchosin, View Royal, Highlands, Juan de Fuca



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EXTENDED or WIDE-IMPACT EVENTS

EVENT Dates Links / Details
Neighbourhood Nights at Royal Bay Meadow Park (Latoria near Metchosin Rd). Thurs Aug 23 Family picnic in the park, 6 to 8 pm. www.colwood.ca
City of Langford Traffic Advisories Various areas of traffic interruption during construction and upgrades. See the TRAFFIC page in this website for other traffic updates.

Also:  www.langford.ca

 

Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays on the Colwood Waterfront Fridays and Saturdays to Sept 15. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Rd. 11 am to 7 pm. www.colwood.ca
Coastal Fire Centre fire ban – no campfires or open burning

Fire ban CURRENT from Wednesday, July 18, 2018

State of wildfire emergency from Wednesday, August 15

until further notice

PROVINCIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY declared August 15, 2018 re wildfires. Info: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca

EVENTS & DEADLINES 

 2018


 

Tuesday August 21 ~ BC. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a Cabinet retreat in Nanaimo from August 21 to 23.

 

Tuesday, August 21. Emergency Preparedness for Kids. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall, a family activity. 6:30PM – 8:30PM. First 25 families will receive some items for your own emergency kit! Hot dogs at 6pm . www.metchosinfire.ca

 

Tuesday August 21 & Wednesday August 22. Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) constituency office in Langford. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 3 pm. Or by appointment. Location: 3202B Happy Valley Road (corner of Sooke Road). Email: alistair.macgregor@parl.gc.ca | Tel: 1-866-609-9998

 

Thursday August 23. Neighbourhood Nights at Royal Bay Meadow Park (Latoria near Metchosin Rd). Family picnic in the park.  6 to 8 pm. www.colwood.ca

 

Fri Aug 24 & Sat Aug 25. Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays on the Colwood Waterfront. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Rd. To September 15. 11 am to 7 pm. www.colwood.ca

 

Sat Aug 25. Meet the artists  1 to 3 pm, Coast Collective Art Centre. Galloping Goose: Urban & Rural Landscapes exhibit.  Exhibit runs Aug 22 -Sept 9. www.coastcollective.ca

 

Mon Aug 27. City of Colwood Council meeting 7pm. OCP public hearing, 3rd reading and possible final approval. www.colwood.ca

 

Tuesday August 28 & Wednesday August 29. Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) constituency office in Langford. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 3 pm. Or by appointment. Location: 3202B Happy Valley Road (corner of Sooke Road). Email: alistair.macgregor@parl.gc.ca | Tel: 1-866-609-9998

 

Tuesday, August 28. SD62 Public Board Meeting at the SD62 admin office.  7pm. www.sd62.bc.ca

 

August 28. Deadline for public input to Air Passenger Protection regulation changes.  www.airpassengerprotection.ca

 

Fri Aug 31 & Sat Sept 1. Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays on the Colwood Waterfront. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Rd. To September 15. 11 am to 7 pm. www.colwood.ca

 

September 4, 2018. Nomination period opens for Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. (Election date is October 20.) www.elections.bc.ca

 

Fri Sept 7 & Sat Sept 8. Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays on the Colwood Waterfront. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Rd. To September 15. 11 am to 7 pm. www.colwood.ca

 

September 14, 2018. Nomination period closes for Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. (Election date is October 20.) www.elections.bc.ca

 

Fri Sept 14 & Sat Sept 15. Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays on the Colwood Waterfront. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Rd. To September 15. 11 am to 7 pm. www.colwood.ca

 

Tuesday, September 18. Open Burning. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca

 

Sunday, September 23. Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. AGM. 2 pm in the SEAPARC meeting room, 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke. www.sheringhamlighthouse.org

 

Sunday, October 7. 39th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon in Victoria. www.runvictoriamarathon.com

 

to October 8, 2018. CRD Regional Parks Funding Priorities Survey https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/regional-parks-funding-priorities. The survey is available online to October 8, 2018.

 

Tuesday, October 16. Tour of Metchosin’s Emergency Program. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  Cannabis use becomes legalized in Canada.  See article on page 1 about cannabis retailing in Langford, in the May 4, 2018 issue of West Shore Voice News.

 

Thursday October 18. ShakeoutBC . Drop, Cover & Hold On. Get registered at www.ShakeOut.org

 

October 20, 2018. Municipal & School Trustee Elections across BC. Election period starts Jan 1, 2018, even though election day isn’t until Oct 20. Candidates for Mayor, Council, and school trustee seats across BC may submit nomination papers starting Sept 4. The official campaign period begins Sept 22. Election Oct 20. West Shore Voice News will in particular follow the action in Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Juan de Fuca and View Royal. Candidates: see ad rates on the Advertising page.

 

October 22, 2018 to November 30, 2018. BC Referendum on electoral reform. Voting will be by mail-in ballot during the voting period of October 22, 2018 to 4:30 pm on November 30, 2018.  In order to vote in the referendum, eligible British Columbians must be registered to vote with Elections BC. Referendum regulation: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/271/2018/06/ReferendumRegulation2018.pdf
Attorney General’s report and recommendations for the 2018 referendum on electoral reform: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/271/2018/05/How-We-Vote-2018-Electoral-Reform-Referendum-Report-and-Recommendations-of-the-Attorney-General.pdf
Recent changes to the Election Act: https://news.gov.bc.ca/15423

 

Tuesday, November 20. Disasters & Medical Response. Emergency preparedness session at Metchosin Fire Hall. 7pm. www.metchosinfire.ca