Britt Santowski

Leah Braithwaite with the SPCA flyer entitled “10 Minutes to Disaster.” This flyer provides well-intentioned pet owners of how quickly an animal can suffer fatal consequences when shut in a car on a warm sunny day.

Local preventing 10 minutes to disaster

Sooke woman on crusade to prevent over-heated pets in cars

Leah Braithwaite with the SPCA flyer entitled “10 Minutes to Disaster.” This flyer provides well-intentioned pet owners of how quickly an animal can suffer fatal consequences when shut in a car on a warm sunny day.

Sooke swimmers swam a strong season

The Sooke swim team had a very successful 2013-14 season. Registration for the 2014-2015 begins in September, online and at SEAPARC.

The teachers’ strike may or may not continue. Preparing for either eventuality is a sombre reality for parents of school-age children.

How to prepare for back to school issue

A few tips on how to handle things if school doesn't reopen on time

The teachers’ strike may or may not continue. Preparing for either eventuality is a sombre reality for parents of school-age children.

Sooke Loggers carry on

The Loggers are off to the Labour Day Tournament, the Senior A Nationals in PEI August 26 to September 1.

A group shot of the players at the Tenacious Basketball camp in Shawnigan. From left to right: Dave Sundhur (head coach)

Six—not three—EMCS student get Tenacious

We erred: Six, not three, EMCS basketball students attended the Tenacious Basketball camp in Shawnigan.

A group shot of the players at the Tenacious Basketball camp in Shawnigan. From left to right: Dave Sundhur (head coach)
Laura Hooper

It’s pretty and showy but really noxious

Volunteers get down and dirty to get rid of Tansy ragwort

Laura Hooper

Where to recycle what

A list of retailers and recyclers in the Sooke area

Loggers lose, fans stay loyal

The Sooke Loggers had a short and disappointing presence at this year’s ISC World Fastball tournament.

Throttle Therapy hits the road

Given that this is Britt Santowski's last Throttle Therapy for Black Press, she thought she’d leave you with her top 10 list for riders.

EMCS Sr Lucas Blatchford (with the ball) and Andy Abell Jr EMCS (blue shorts

Three EMCS basketball students get Tenacious

Three of Sooke’s finest (basketball players, that is) attended Tenacious Basketball this past weekend.

EMCS Sr Lucas Blatchford (with the ball) and Andy Abell Jr EMCS (blue shorts
Art in the Park is for adults and children this year.

Art in the park packed with children’s events

Art in the Park this year will be held at McGregor Park on August 16-17, and introduces activities that will engage the children.

Art in the Park is for adults and children this year.
Workers preparing the curbs for cement on Friday

Traffic flow designs of Wadams Way

Traffic on Wadams Way will be managed with stop signs.

Workers preparing the curbs for cement on Friday
A scene from last week’s Slo-Pitch Invitational.

Sooke’s Slo-Pitch league slows down, seeks new players for next year

Sooke’s Slo-Pitch league saw a successful conclusion to both their league play and their annual Invitational.

A scene from last week’s Slo-Pitch Invitational.

Government strike funds of $40/day/child not well conceived

Thoughts on the lack of thinking of the government's offer of $40/day/child

The Water Pipeline Exhibit opens at Charters

The much anticipated Water Pipeline Exhibit opened to the public on August 1.

Under clear blue sunny skies

Hot dogs and plans

Under clear blue sunny skies, RBC gave away free hotdogs, drinks, cookies and chips to anyone who cared to drop by.

Under clear blue sunny skies
Under clear sunny skies on Wednesday

Sooke Family Resource Society plans for public market

A new venture will showcase 10 years of service in Sooke

Under clear sunny skies on Wednesday
Lorien Arnold warns bike owners to be aware.

Bike thefts increase over summer

Bicycles are stolen for both transportation and parts

Lorien Arnold warns bike owners to be aware.
Emergency personnel attend to a fender-bender on Wednesday

Following too close

Fender bender results from driver who did not stop

Emergency personnel attend to a fender-bender on Wednesday
From the Peach Classic Triathlon

Local athletes display stamina and endurance in Kelowna

Several Sooke athletes did back-to-back races in Kelowna this past week, including one swim across the lake and one triathlon.

From the Peach Classic Triathlon