Kevin Laird

COLUMN: Council suffers labour pains on mayor’s return

Mayor Maja Tait's return to the council table not going as smoothly as initially thought.

COLUMN: Dear Mayor Tait: A few things happened while you were away

Maja Tait is back on the job Friday, and she's got some catching up to do

District of Sooke eyes end to EPCOR contract

Cost saving expected up to $225,000 a year: report

Flowers to beautify roundabout

District council gave the go-ahead last week to plant “native and colourful, seasonal plantings."

CRD releases wording for SEAPARC land purchase referendum

SEAPARC also announces public information sessions

Spring golf eyed for DeMamiel Creek

The golf course would be operated by a private contractor, and would remain open until a plan is in place for the property, says SEAPARC.

EMCS players shine brightly in international rugby

Rori Wood and Alexis Dunning earn top marks on and off the field

Salmon Festival touted for Canada’s 150th birthday

Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society backing plan that's expected to include entire community

Mayors to Washington: Our sewage is not the same

Island municipalities are banding together to stand against American sewage critics in an effort to protect tourism

More money needed to fix storm drainage problems

Sooke development services director seeks $300,000 in this year's budget

Failed sewer pipe could be costly to fix

Wastewater line spews water on Belvista Place and Sooke Road

Council considers rules to increase public input

Staff told to make amendments to procedural bylaw at the Sooke District.

Acting mayor unveils wishlist for municipal budget

Rick Kasper support a “fairly active” sidewalk and pathway program and improvements to John Phillips Park

Council considers Soule Road right-a-way sale

Area property owners want to know if the district would be interested in selling the property.

Sooke mayor back on job April 1

Maja Tait, who took a leave of absence in mid November, gave birth to a son, Ewan, on Nov. 27.

District of Sooke buys land for potential library site

District of Sooke announces the purchase of a 5.26-acre parcel of land in town centre.

Sooke Fire Rescue Service call volume up

Sooke firefighters answered 964 rescue, emergency medical and fire calls in 2015

EVERY – trail – CONNECTS

Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society hopes to increase access to outdoor spaces

CAO eyes a new way of doing business

Chief administrative officer has only been on the job two months, but already change is in the offing

Reay lashes out at social media conduct

Acting mayor and other councilors tired of vitriolic attacks, misinformation