Paul McTavish

Canadian flag disappears from the Sooke Legion

On July 1, Canada Day someone stole the flag from atop the Legion in Sooke

You never really notice them when they are flying but when they are gone you just sense something is different. The American and Canadian flags have disappeared from the Legion.

Someone came by late at night and stole everything but the flag pole.  Whoever took the flag had to climb onto the roof to get at it. The Canadian flag flying at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 disappeared and now the Legion has to purchase another flag. That’s not all, they have to buy some kind of enhanced security flag pole so it doesn’t happen again.

The American flag, flying on another pole, was brought down because it can’t fly alone without the Canadian flag.

“It will cost us a lot of money,” said Legion manager Paul McTavish. “We need to get a new one so the Legion can fly the Canadian flag. It should never happen… and it’s not the first time.”

So the Legion is hoping people will  donate towards the cost of a new flag pole and flag. if interested, drop off a donation at the Legion bar or through the mail to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54, P.O.Box 337, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1G1.

Just Posted

Victoria teen killed by falling tree, remembered as hero

Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling towards him and his friends

Jordan River is his home and he’s working to save it

Wayne Jackaman’s own mining background put to use to help save Jordan River

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

Downtown Victoria businesses cite parking issues as top challenge

A report put forward by the Downtown Victoria Business Association asked owners for input

Field named for longtime Hampton Little League volunteer

‘Curt Waldner Field’ recognizes years of dedication put in by former little league dad

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

B.C. students’ camping trip goes ahead despite tents getting stolen

Nanaimo businesses, school staff and parents ensure trip goes on

Only legal pot shop between Vancouver and Kamloops now open

Private cannabis store on Skwah land in Chilliwack is first B.C. licensee to be Indigenous owned

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

‘I find the joint submission is contrary to the public interest and I’m rejecting it’

Most Read