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Students return to public school next week

B.C. school enrolment up for second year

Some urban districts struggle with overcrowding, special funds for declining rural schools, bus service to take effect

Students return to public school next week

Neighbourhood Watch comes to Shirley

A special presentation will be held on Monday, Sept. 7 at the Shirley Community Hall.

  • Aug 30, 2016
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Sooke RCMP seek candy man

Two groups of children were approached by a man offering candy.

  • Aug 30, 2016
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Black bears will likely be making more of an appearance in Sooke this fall.

Education key to preventing wildlife encounters

There have been 42 black bear complaints since April, compared to 102 in the same period last year.

Black bears will likely be making more of an appearance in Sooke this fall.
Canada Post employees are in a legal strike position this week

B.C. prepares for possible postal disruption

Province has alternatives if Canada Post employees begin strike action

Canada Post employees are in a legal strike position this week

Water advisory lifted in East Sooke neighbourhood

CRD lifts boil-water advisory area known as the Wilderness Mountain Water System

  • Aug 29, 2016

Summer almost over for students

The first day of school is Sept. 6. All schools will be in session for one-half day.

  • Aug 28, 2016
The union representing postal workers has issued 72-hour strike notice against Canada Post.

Postal workers union give details of job action if no deal is reached Sunday

Talks continue, with rotating overtime ban set to begin Monday if no agreement by midnight Sunday

The union representing postal workers has issued 72-hour strike notice against Canada Post.

Angry group confronts Sooke CAO at home

Police have opened an investigation into the alleged harassment incident

Victoria diver Scott Stevenson captured this image of a stellar sea lion in local waters. The Steller sea lion Eumetopias jubatus also known as the northern sea lion and Steller's sea lion

Unlocking the secrets under local waters

Thirty metres below the surface, engulfed by kilometres of ocean and fish and other sea life is where Ashleigh Boyd feels comfortable.

Victoria diver Scott Stevenson captured this image of a stellar sea lion in local waters. The Steller sea lion Eumetopias jubatus also known as the northern sea lion and Steller's sea lion
This photo was posted to the City of Victoria's Twitter feed Thursday night around 8:30 p.m.

Elusive snake finally coaxed out of drain pipe under Victoria street

Officials don't say how they captured the snake, which will be turned over to animal control.

This photo was posted to the City of Victoria's Twitter feed Thursday night around 8:30 p.m.
Tim Hortons expected to open here in March

Sooke’s Tim Hortons expected to open in March

T’Sou-ke Nation will begin construction of coffee shop and gas bar in October, say officials.

  • Aug 26, 2016
Tim Hortons expected to open here in March
Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.

ICBC seeks 4.9 per cent basic rate hike as crashes, costs climb

$60 a year increase for most drivers once optional auto insurance increase is included

Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.
Two months after having an endoscopy for her nose and throat Joan Dudoward received a letter from Northern Health telling her that the endoscope used was not cleaned properly.

VIDEO: Prince Rupert woman treated with unclean medical equipment, Northern Health, B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirms more than a hundred affected

Two months after having an endoscopy Joan Dudoward received a letter telling her that the endoscope used was not cleaned properly.

Two months after having an endoscopy for her nose and throat Joan Dudoward received a letter from Northern Health telling her that the endoscope used was not cleaned properly.
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No injuries in four-vehicle crash

Alcohol or drugs have been ruled out as factors, police say

  • Aug 25, 2016
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Last summer wave of heat this week

Mother nature will throw us one last hurrah of lovely warm weather before she shifts gears into fall season.

Guns seized from visitors entering Canada at the Huntington-Abbotsford border crossing

U.S. border gun seizures double

Guns intercepted at Pacific region border crossings up 116 per cent compared to this time last year

Guns seized from visitors entering Canada at the Huntington-Abbotsford border crossing
A young cougar has been spotted in the Whiffin Spit area

Problem cougar returns to Whiffin Spit area

The cougar is believed to be the same animal captured, tagged and relocated from the Florence Lake area last spring

A young cougar has been spotted in the Whiffin Spit area
Sooke resident Tania Ehman placed in the Top 20 in the World Championships of Public Speaking in Washington

Sooke’s Tania Ehman places among Top 20 in World Public Speaking finals

Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club member says she's thrilled with result

Sooke resident Tania Ehman placed in the Top 20 in the World Championships of Public Speaking in Washington
Otter Point resident Bill Parkes has been instrumental to restoring the Sheringham Point Lighthouse.

Volunteer leads way for lighthouse

Bill Parkes showed his support for the Sheringham Point Lighthouse by raising $3,000 for its restoration.

Otter Point resident Bill Parkes has been instrumental to restoring the Sheringham Point Lighthouse.