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Sooke war veteran Chris Linford served in Rwanda and Afghanistan

Veteran earns stripes fighting PTSD

Sooke war veteran Chris Linford started out his military career more than 30 years ago with a simple goal: become a pipe band drummer.

Sooke war veteran Chris Linford served in Rwanda and Afghanistan
Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince unload supplies from Enel Michel’s “tap tap

On the Ground in Haiti: Established orphanage struggles to remain open

West Shore volunteer group checks on projects with which they’ve been involved – past and present

Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince unload supplies from Enel Michel’s “tap tap
Barb Desjardins

Barb Desjardins re-elected CRD boss

Desjardins has served on the CRD board since 2009. She was first elected Esquimalt mayor in 2008

  • Nov 9, 2016
Barb Desjardins
The Toronto Stock Market climbed early Wednesday morning.

Toronto stock market climbs after Trump win

Markets worldwide reacted with less volatility than predicted.

The Toronto Stock Market climbed early Wednesday morning.
Trump and Canada: Many ways we may feel aftershocks of stunning U.S. presidential election

Trump and Canada: Many ways we may feel aftershocks of stunning U.S. presidential election

Donald Trump presidential win stuns Canadians, leaders around the world

Trump and Canada: Many ways we may feel aftershocks of stunning U.S. presidential election
Tail docking now banned in B.C.

Tail docking now banned in B.C.

Those who continue the practice face disciplinary action from vet college, and charges under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Tail docking now banned in B.C.
Two lots

CRD adds more land to Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve

The $475,000 purchase, announced Tuesday, consists of two lots totalling 39 hectares of land near Ayum Creek.

Two lots
A little girl waits patiently to open her bag of chips until all the children have theirs at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince

On the Ground in Haiti: West Shore lends a hand

Orphanage works toward sustainability through small projects

A little girl waits patiently to open her bag of chips until all the children have theirs at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince
RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur with weapons handed in during the provincial gun amnesty program. Sooke-area residents turned in 10 guns last month.

Firearms amnesty nets 10 guns

Sooke RCMP are declaring a provincial gun amnesty campaign a success

  • Nov 8, 2016
RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur with weapons handed in during the provincial gun amnesty program. Sooke-area residents turned in 10 guns last month.
Parliamentary secretary Jonathan Wilkinson (right) after announcing Vancouver Island components of Justin Trudeau's Oceans Protection Plan Tuesday morning in Victoria.

New facilities for Port Hardy, Port Renfrew and Victoria part of Oceans Protection Plan

Federal government also pledging better navigational data and tools to protect killer whales and several Vancouver Island waterways

Parliamentary secretary Jonathan Wilkinson (right) after announcing Vancouver Island components of Justin Trudeau's Oceans Protection Plan Tuesday morning in Victoria.
Golden Ears Provincial Campground.

New upgrades will make B.C. campsite reservation more fair: government

Province attempts to address complaints of over-booking, re-selling of reservations

Golden Ears Provincial Campground.
U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart sits on the bottom off Bella Bella Oct. 28

VIDEO: Clark has ‘no complaints’ on marine safety plan

Coast Guard to lease two heavy tugs, add equipment for Atlantic and Pacific marine safety and spill response

U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart sits on the bottom off Bella Bella Oct. 28
Teresa Sullivan

Witnesses sought in alleged CAO harassment

On Aug. 10, a small group gathered outside residence yelling insults and obscenities at her.

Teresa Sullivan
Aerial view of diesel containment efforts from the U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart

B.C. ‘cheated’ on spill response, Clark says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Transport Minister Marc Garneau in B.C. Monday for announcement of Coast Guard upgrades

Aerial view of diesel containment efforts from the U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart
Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick responds to a delegate's question at the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver Saturday.

Premier Christy Clark, cabinet quizzed on BC Liberal platform

Delegates call for peace with aboriginals, hunter rights, faster speed limits, more private power and use of empty schools

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick responds to a delegate's question at the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver Saturday.
Bartenders province-wide will soon be able to age and infuse liquor on-site.

Craft cocktails coming to B.C.

Bars and lounges will be able to infuse and age cocktails as of January.

Bartenders province-wide will soon be able to age and infuse liquor on-site.
Premier Christy Clark approved Woodfibre LNG as the province's first LNG export facility on Nov. 4

Woodfibre LNG to be first LNG plant built in B.C.

Premier Christy Clark announced the Squamish-based plant's approval on Nov. 4

Premier Christy Clark approved Woodfibre LNG as the province's first LNG export facility on Nov. 4
B.C. sees 15,000 job employment boost in October

B.C. sees 15,000 job employment boost in October

Province also maintains the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

B.C. sees 15,000 job employment boost in October
Police seized drugs

Police seize drugs, handgun, cash during Sooke raid

A 30-year-old man was arrested as a result of the investigation and faces several charges

Police seized drugs
Marilyn is suffering from a broken hip and abdominal hernia.

SPCA hopes public can help stray cat hit by car

Brought in by a Good Samaritan as a stray from the Sooke area, Marilyn is suffering from a broken hip and abdominal hernia.

  • Nov 3, 2016
Marilyn is suffering from a broken hip and abdominal hernia.