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Sooke Christmas Bureau breaks record

This year’s campaign was one of the best ever, thanks to more than $22,000 in donations

Port Renfrew school hoping to draw on $200,000 provincial grant

Provincial Rural Enhancement Grant designed to aid smaller rural schools

District of Sooke battles flooding

Sooke River Road is one of several “wet spots” in Sooke

Sooke resident frustrated with mold problem

Common household mold can have devastating effects on a person’s wellbeing, say officials

Governor General honours Sooke resident

Wendy Morton awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

EMCS Wolverines face off Mt. Doug on own home turf

Weekend tourney will be good practice for playoffs next year, says coach

VIDEO: Sooke ballet presents the Nutcracker this weekend at EMCS

An introduction to classical ballet with lots of excitement for the whole family.

Food bank filling up for Christmas

The Sooke Food Bank is filling up nicely thanks to two major food drives in the last two weeks, organizers say.

Sooke veteran presented with government honour

Camille Tkacz works actively with the Sooke Legion and volunteers for the food bank and several others.

Black bears staying up past their bedtime

Bears avoid hibernation and keep eating and causing problems in Sooke, Highlands and West Saanich

EMCS students break own record for Sooke Food Bank food drive

The teens behind it was the school’s Leadership class, which a month ago set a goal to collect even more for the Sooke Food Bank.

Firefighters, cops now carry naloxone

Firefighters are finishing up their training in dealing with opiod overdoses, following a provincewide push to stall fentanyl-related deaths

Santa makes grand entrance in Sooke

Sooke Santa Claus Parade makes its way along Sooke Road, beginning at 5 p.m.

Santa Claus Parade comes to Sooke

Lights, sleighs, wacky grinches and cool wizards and neat nutcrackers roam through centre of town

Sooke small business pays it forward after robbery

West Coast Natural Foods will donate the money to the Sooke Food Bank.

Port Renfrew eyes first gas station

The station will be built on Pacheedaht First Nation property next to the Port Renfrew Fire Hall

Seniors drop in centre closes doors

The centre shut down after nearly a decade of struggles with inadequate facilities and dwindling member numbers

Donor gives 150th pint of blood

It’s part of giving back to community, says Sooke resident Duane Cutrell

Sooke Food Bank’s plate filling up

It’s beginning to look like a good Christmas for the Sooke Food Bank.

Prepare yourself this weekend for a real classic musical: Annie

Relive the epic journey of an inspiring New York City orphan from 1930s