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EMCS robotics team ramps up for spring competition

But things are a bit more different this time round though.

Sooke building boom

Sooke will surpass more than $16 million in building permits this year

Sooke School District and First Nations sign new curriculum agreement

The document, known as Na’tsa’maht, is a five-year working agreement to improve the success of aboriginal students.

Health clinic opens doors to EMCS students

In-school program brings doctor, nurses to Sooke district high schools

Crowded Sooke schools expect more students

More than 200 extra students are expected to flow into schools throughout the Sooke school district this year.

Volunteers excited for Sooke Fall Fair this weekend

For Ellen Lewers and Candace Linde, the fair is more than just a festive event, but a connection to the Sooke community.

Sooke Food Bank braces for start of school year

Food bank coordinator Kim Metzart is concerned of the upcoming spike in demand

Sooke Mounties investigate electricity theft

Occupants bypassed the hydro meter, syphoning free power for months, police say

Education key to preventing wildlife encounters

There have been 42 black bear complaints since April, compared to 102 in the same period last year.

Last summer wave of heat this week

Mother nature will throw us one last hurrah of lovely warm weather before she shifts gears into fall season.

Strata ownership not for everyone, warns advocacy group

Consumers must understand the most important difference of all: in a strata, you’re all in it together.

Problem cougar returns to Whiffin Spit area

The cougar is believed to be the same animal captured, tagged and relocated from the Florence Lake area last spring

Volunteer leads way for lighthouse

Bill Parkes showed his support for the Sheringham Point Lighthouse by raising $3,000 for its restoration.

Legion turns to community for more support and ideas

The Legion is looking for ideas and support from Sooke residents to help bring the branch into a more attractive to meet and play.

Local workshop teaches lost art of fused glass and natural food

The workshop is broken down into a two-day event, as it takes 18 hours to fire and complete a decent-size tray or a plate.

Family of crash victim disappointed with justice system

Former Sooke resident's vehicle collided with a pickup truck in Prince George

Sooke Harbour Festival hits the water Saturday

The day highlights the potential of the Sooke Basin and encourages the protection of the environment through its use.

UPDATED: East Sooke brush fire under control

East Sooke, Metchosin, and Sooke Fire responded to contain a brush fire in the Silver Spray area of East Sooke.

Renovations eyed for Sooke Community Hall

Sooke Community Association must apply for grant by Aug. 30

HOT CAR: 1929 Pontiac Big Six

Stan Eakin kept the 1929 vehicle pretty much stock, right up to the wooden roof that he rebuilt himself.