Sunday, September 23 ~ SOOKE.
ELECTION WATCH by West Shore Voice News
Long-time Sooke resident Doni Eve is running for District of Sooke council in this 2018 election cycle. Her family goes back several generations in town.
She feels that the town is “at a pivotal juncture” and that District actions “should reflect and honour the values that built this community”.
She notes challenges and pressures on services and infrastructure but also the richness of the volunteer organizations that provide recreation, service and culture to enrich the community.
Ms Eve wants to see more affordable, supportive and rental housing seniors and families, and social housing those most vulnerable. Getting back to improvements that “began with the roundabout and Wadams Way” will help create an “attractive, safer and dynamic town centre”. Community gardens are another goal.
Doni has a Journalism degree from Carleton University and was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. In years past, she edited the Sooke News Mirror and Positively Sooke Magazine. For the past 26 years she has worked in the BC government public service communications.
Ms Eve is married to Rick Kasper who has served on Sooke Council for several terms.
::: Adapted from article first published on page 3 in the September 21, 2018 print/PDF issue of West Shore Voice News.