Kevin Laird

New Sooke Soccer Club president eyes growth

Laura Lockhart inherited a soccer organization with more than 340 players

Sooke councillor wants residents’ thoughts on official community plan

Sooke OCP review to begin in June with legal, municipal staff and community consultations

Fastball registration takes upward swing

Sooke Minor Fastball has 250 players registered, up from 159 last year.

COLUMN: Every ‘Yes’ vote cost local taxpayers $22.49

The cost to hold the referendum was $22,000 and just 9.6 per cent of 12,307 eligible voters cast a ballot.

Sooke council eyes slight tax increase

Sooke council is expected to give approval Monday to an $18.3-million operating budget.

Garden centre plan sprouts residents concerns

Parking, privacy and drainage among issues with Pure Elements Spa and Hair Salon proposal

UPDATE: SEAPARC land acquisition referendum passes

Referendum passed with a total of 978 votes in favour.

Structure fires a growing worry for Sooke Fire Department

Sooke firefighters fought approximately one major fire a week in February and March

SEAPARC land vote anyone’s guess: Hicks

If the referendum passes, SEAPARC will pay $250,000 for the property and taxpayers, through the CRD, will be on the hook for $750,000.

Volunteers clean up illegal dumping sites

Much of the waste found by volunteers was from construction sites. Fines for illegal dumping can be as high as $10,000, say CRD officials.

CRD mulls options to dispose of sewage sludge

CRD strikes committee to see if innovative technologies dealing with sewage sludge could provide environmental benefits

CRD limits public access to Leech watershed

Sooke Coun. Rick Kasper and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks vote against decision

On the buses

Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan uses the transit system to find out what his constituents are thinking.

Audit adds fuel to fire department probe

District of Sooke council authorizes the audit as well as a freeze on new equipment purchases

Artificial turf field plan moves forward

A $300,000 funding allocation integral to to build an artificial turf Field at Fred Milne Park was approved by Sooke council.

Sookie competes in Boston marathon

Despite setbacks from a serious hip injury and breast cancer, local runner let nothing stop her passion

Sooke mayor returning to CRD board table

Coun. Rick Kasper to remain as full-time CRD director until September

Sooke residents pay more for CRD services

CRD directors gave approval to a $263.1 million consolidated operating budget

Marijuana dispensary will only sell to people who have medical need

Medijuana Dispensary opens up shop in Sooke next week.

Police called after altercation at council

Fracas involved Coun. Rick Kasper and mayor’s husband over appointment
to CRD.