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A new website is giving first responders another tool in the tool kit when dealing with fentanyl.

China, RCMP ink deal to battle flow of deadly fentanyl

RCMP Commisioner Bob Paulson met with Chinese vice-minister Chen Zhimin this week in Ottawa.

A new website is giving first responders another tool in the tool kit when dealing with fentanyl.

Court date for accused in West Shore RCMP member’s crash death delayed again

Kenneth Jacob Fenton now scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 5

Minister Todd Stone says that ICBC is moving towards no longer insuring luxury vehicles.

ICBC won’t insure luxury cars, Stone says after forecast of steep rate hikes

The insurance corporation forecasts rate increases from 6.4 to 9.4 per cent a year until 2020

Minister Todd Stone says that ICBC is moving towards no longer insuring luxury vehicles.
No easy fix for doctor shortage

No easy fix for doctor shortage

Long wait for Sooke residents looking for family doctor

No easy fix for doctor shortage
Premier Christy Clark and Minister Rich Coleman announced new affordable housing projects Tuesday morning.
Premier Christy Clark and Minister Rich Coleman announced new affordable housing projects Tuesday morning.
Parts of B.C. will see above normal precipitation this fall and winter.

Regular winter temperatures expected for B.C.

Chilly winter in store for most of Canada.

Parts of B.C. will see above normal precipitation this fall and winter.
Sooke RCMP

Stolen SUV recovered at Jordan River

The vehicle, a Nissan XTerra 4x4, was reported stolen from China Beach on Sept. 21.

  • Nov 22, 2016
Sooke RCMP
Members of the Christmas Bureau met with reps from Western Foods and Sooke Fire and Rescue firefighters for the bureau’s kickoff on Friday afternoon.

Christmas Bureau brings cheer to less fortunate in Sooke

The Sooke Christmas Bureau began gearing up for another busy holiday season last week

Members of the Christmas Bureau met with reps from Western Foods and Sooke Fire and Rescue firefighters for the bureau’s kickoff on Friday afternoon.

CFB Esquimalt member injured in industrial accident at helicopter squadron

Individual suffered serious injuries, was rushed to hospital Monday morning

Grand Chief Ed John served as minister of children and family development in the former NDP government

B.C. to move child protection back to indigenous communities

Grand Chief Ed John gives recommendations to Premier Chriisty Clark, who promises more resources and local control

Grand Chief Ed John served as minister of children and family development in the former NDP government
Island Health offers tipss to protect yourself from the flu and other seasonal respiratory viruses.

‘Tis the season for coughs, colds and flu

Island Health offers tips to protect yourself from the flu and other seasonal respiratory viruses

  • Nov 18, 2016
Island Health offers tipss to protect yourself from the flu and other seasonal respiratory viruses.
Sooke mayor shuffles committee structure

Questions arise as Sooke staff delivers budget amendments

But Sooke mayor says report a step in the right direction

Sooke mayor shuffles committee structure
A pink salmon in the Jordan River watershed. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to conserve habitats in the watershed.

Fish and wildlife projects eyed for Jordan River

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to protect species and conserve their habitats.

  • Nov 17, 2016
A pink salmon in the Jordan River watershed. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to conserve habitats in the watershed.
Paul Unwin’s sketches show a natural setting

Could a wishing pond be Sooke’s next landmark?

Paul Unwin is trying to convince Sooke council to build a wishing pond in the town core

Paul Unwin’s sketches show a natural setting
Roger Corbett

Victoria man dead while vacationing in Mexico, federal government says

Second Canadian in custody following Roger Corbett's death

Roger Corbett
Participants in last year’s Moving Mountains hike stop for a quick photo at the Gowlland Todd Provincial Park check point. The hikers are gearing up to tackle three of the region’s highest peaks this weekend while raising money for local families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Groups teaming up to help those battling cancer

Annual tribute hike goes this Saturday after pasta fundraiser night

Participants in last year’s Moving Mountains hike stop for a quick photo at the Gowlland Todd Provincial Park check point. The hikers are gearing up to tackle three of the region’s highest peaks this weekend while raising money for local families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Sooke mayor shuffles committee structure

New library project delayed by land issues

Design work on the project won’t begin until “Sooke finishes the land deal," says library officials.

  • Nov 16, 2016
Sooke mayor shuffles committee structure
A dozen grocery stores around B.C. will have a VQA-only wine licence.

B.C. wine in grocery stores target of U.S. trade complaint

Californian vintners argue exclusive access for B.C. VQA wines is 'discriminatory.'

A dozen grocery stores around B.C. will have a VQA-only wine licence.

Colwood to ask sewage Project Board to postpone assessment

An environmental study surrounding a potential Colwood plant is deemed a waste for a facility that is decades away from construction.

A Haitian family places an order at one of the warehouses George Farah and his family operate in the Port-au-Prince area.

On the ground in Haiti: Making community connections

Local warehouse owner describes the perils of owning a business

A Haitian family places an order at one of the warehouses George Farah and his family operate in the Port-au-Prince area.