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Sooke man envisions wishing pond for town centre

Proposal eyed near the new Vancouver Island Regional Library

UVic student and Sooke resident Jamie Constable has been studying water from the Jordan River. And although salmon haven’t spawned in the river since the 1950s

Student predicts Jordan River can be saved

Salmon spawning ground decimayed by copper mine tailings

UVic student and Sooke resident Jamie Constable has been studying water from the Jordan River. And although salmon haven’t spawned in the river since the 1950s
Pockets of power outages dot Vancouver Island following the fall's first windstorm.

UPDATED: Hydro crews restore power to all but 500 Vancouver Island customers

First storm of the season batters Vancouver Island's east coast

Pockets of power outages dot Vancouver Island following the fall's first windstorm.
Home buying affordability fades for millennials with new mortgage rule (with VIDEO)

Home buying affordability fades for millennials with new mortgage rule (with VIDEO)

Federal move slashes purchasing power of first time buyers by up to 20 per cent: economist

Home buying affordability fades for millennials with new mortgage rule (with VIDEO)
Randall Garrison

Childcare, transportation, anti terror bill issues top Sooke MP’s agenda

Randall Garrison said he will be raising issues that come out of Sooke in particular, such as lack of childcare and transportation.

Randall Garrison
Teary RCMP commissioner apologizes, announces harassment suit settlement
Teary RCMP commissioner apologizes, announces harassment suit settlement
Sooke school enrolment up for 10th straight year

Sooke school enrolment up for 10th straight year

With enrolment tied to funding, Sooke School District eligible or more provincial money

Sooke school enrolment up for 10th straight year
Premier Christy Clark

Rainforest negotiator sees path to politics

Dallas Smith, founding negotiator of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, running against NDP's Claire Trevena in North Island

Premier Christy Clark
Comox Valley RCMP investigate a double homicide Wednesday morning at a Courtenay home on Urquhart Avenue.

UPDATE: Courtenay man charged with two counts of murder

Man and woman found deceased in a home on Urquhart Avenue Wednesday morning.

Comox Valley RCMP investigate a double homicide Wednesday morning at a Courtenay home on Urquhart Avenue.
MLA Michelle Stilwell is pictured above on the May 2013 night she won election as MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. With Stilwell is her husband Mark

EXCLUSIVE: Stilwell will seek second term

The Parksville-Qualicum MLA is the last of Premier Christy Clark's cabinet to announce her intentions for the May 2017 election

MLA Michelle Stilwell is pictured above on the May 2013 night she won election as MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. With Stilwell is her husband Mark
Tour de Rock's Cops for Cancer roll through Sooke towards Sooke Elementary

Tour de Rock comes to Sooke

More than 1,500 students from Sooke schools greet riders

  • Oct 5, 2016
Tour de Rock's Cops for Cancer roll through Sooke towards Sooke Elementary

Minor sewer line break fixed

The break occurred where the Sooke Campground tapped into the district main line.

  • Oct 4, 2016

Rental housing affordability, home ownership top Vital Signs survey

Victorians love the festival culture of the city, but are concerned about the affordability of rental housing and home ownership.

Feds target housing market speculators

Feds target housing market speculators

Tighter mortgage rules, crackdown on capital gains exemption abuse expected to help tame wild real estate market

Feds target housing market speculators
Sooke RCMP are looking for this man after sexual enhancement pills were stolen from a local business.

Sooke RCMP search for sex pill thief

The pills were stolen from West Coast Natural Foods on Sept. 6.

  • Oct 3, 2016
Sooke RCMP are looking for this man after sexual enhancement pills were stolen from a local business.
Premiers Rachel Notley (Alberta)

UPDATE: B.C. says other provinces must ‘catch up’ on carbon price (with VIDEO)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sets carbon price, Alberta's Rachel Notley says approval of oil pipeline is a condition

Premiers Rachel Notley (Alberta)
European green crab

European green crabs make their home in Sooke Basin

The crab was discovered in the Sooke Basin around 2013 and last year crab trap surveys revealed their populations had increased

  • Oct 2, 2016
European green crab
A new CRD program is encouraging children to walk

Sooke students urged to use ‘active’ transportation to get to school

A new CRD program is encouraging children to walk, ride or roll to school, as as well as using existing transit and school buses.

A new CRD program is encouraging children to walk
Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River's Pemberton Pool.

CRD celebrates salmon, new parkland in Sooke

Parkland provides access to Pemberton Pool which has provided salmon stock for salmon enhancement for decades.

Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River's Pemberton Pool.
Tree fruit are very attractive to black bears.

Human and bear conflicts increasing: reports

BEAR BUZZ: We must take necessary steps to reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict in Sooke

  • Oct 1, 2016
Tree fruit are very attractive to black bears.