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Denise Savoie stepping down due to health reasons

Victoria MP Denise Savoie (NDP) announced today she will step down on Aug. 31 due to unspecified health reasons.

Rotarians donate to D.A.R.E. program

RCMP and schools present program to keep kids away for alcohol and drug use

Summer reading club at the library

Young readers are having a great time experimenting at the library

Singalong

Musicians gather on Friday at the Reading Room to perform

Scouts open house

Camp Bernard at Young Lake will be open to the public

First responder protection law clashes with privacy rights

Bill not useful, says privacy watchdog Elizabeth Denham

Win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle

The Sooke and Langford Fire Rescue departments are raffling off a bike, a big bike

Guilty plea for swath of handyman frauds across city

A Sooke-based “handyman” has admitted to defrauding 10 customers across the Greater Victoria three years ago.

Rowan James is a chess whiz

Seven-year-old wants to be a chess grandmaster some day

Opportunity for photographers to go wild

Wildlife photography contest open to all amateur photographers

Share your favourite books on-line

Local couple have created a social media site for book lovers

The Fling’s the thing

Annual outdoor event is always a welcome summer treat

Sex abuse case against former Saanich priest moves forward in July

A former Catholic priest in Saanich accused of sexually abusing minors will head to a voir dire phase of court proceedings in July

Fishing is hot!

Local fishing guide Steve Arnett talks about the fishing scene in the Sooke area.

Fishing is just starting

Local fishing guide Steve Arnett talks about the fishing scene

Ahoy there!

Steve Arnett went out onto the water to catch some photos of the Swiftsure competitors.

Largest aboriginal grad class ever in SD 62

First Nations students graduate in record numbers in Southern Vancouver Island

Private ferry will serve DND commuters

The Grey Selkie replaces the Blue Boat on Langford to Esquimalt ferry run

‘Paying it forward’ helps drivers in need

Sooke woman donates old car to help another in need of wheels

Police release images of home invasion suspects

West Shore RCMP have released sketches of the two suspects behind a frightening home invasion in Colwood last week.