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EDITORIAL: Canada Day reflects on all of us

July 1 is traditionally a day we proudly wrap ourselves in the…

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EDITORIAL: There’s no rush in approving Sooke’s OCP

There’s a feeling shared by some council members that the OCP must be done by this fall’s election

  • May 26, 2022
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EDITORIAL: No room for delays in tackling housing crisis

All levels of government must do more to help families put a roof over their head

  • May 7, 2022
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. Alberta's Court of Appeal said Friday that the long-running bankruptcy of Sequoia Resources should be heard again in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Our View: Canada’s policy on climate change is two-headed

Are we de-carbonizing, or drilling for ever more oil?

  • Apr 25, 2022
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. Alberta's Court of Appeal said Friday that the long-running bankruptcy of Sequoia Resources should be heard again in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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EDITORIAL: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge in Sooke

  • Mar 17, 2022
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What’s the rush? Let’s get it right.

The OCP will guide the District of Sooke for not just the next couple of years but the next 10 years

  • Mar 17, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Our volunteers deserve recognition

Everyone in Sooke is special. That’s why you live here. But with…

  • Mar 10, 2022
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OUR VIEW: Sooke is defined by growth

Even a slowdown in growth will change the community’s character

  • Feb 17, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Labour shortages taking a toll

Businesses, health care sector affected by ongoing staffing challenges

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Prices at the gas bumps are steep and likely to climb higher in the next few months. (File - Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL – Out-of-control house prices setting an unrealistic standard

Mounting concern about rising costs

  • Jan 17, 2022
Prices at the gas bumps are steep and likely to climb higher in the next few months. (File - Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Continuing the spirit of generosity

Poverty and hunger are ongoing problems in Canada

  • Jan 6, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Count your Christmas blessings

There’s a classic scene in the 1991 film Robin Hood; Prince of…

  • Dec 24, 2021
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As always at this time of year, we’re asking readers to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, or at least try to look locally first. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Editorial: Support local businesses this holiday season

Visiting shops in Sooke sure to spark gift ideas

  • Dec 15, 2021
As always at this time of year, we’re asking readers to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, or at least try to look locally first. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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EDITORIAL: B.C.’s prescription to end opioid epidemic

As the casualties continue to mount, B.C. is calling on Ottawa to…

  • Nov 20, 2021
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EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The high cost of war must never be forgotten

  • Nov 9, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Vaccine mandates the safest way to get through pandemic

Mandates have become the latest tool in the fight against the spread…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Island labour shortage reflects deeper problems

There is no shortage of people who want to move to the Island and work – they just can’t afford it

  • Oct 14, 2021
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EDITORIAL: The decision has been made and the election is over

Our federal government exists to serve all Canadians, no matter how they voted or if they voted

  • Sep 22, 2021
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BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)

EDITORIAL: BC Ferries signals surrender over Wi-Fi

When the going gets tough, it’s best to quit and move on…

BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Urban parks are meant to be used by everyone

Council measures community opinion with alternative approval process

  • Aug 26, 2021
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