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Sooke Community Hall

Renovations eyed for Sooke Community Hall

Sooke Community Association must apply for grant by Aug. 30

Sooke Community Hall
Cougar feeding in captivity. Cougars are ambush predators

Vancouver Island jogger fights off cougar

Man attacked on remote trail near Port Hardy, another cougar killed near Invermere after stalking humans

Cougar feeding in captivity. Cougars are ambush predators
Sooke Fire Rescue

Firefighters at two fire scenes

Brush fire reported on Broom Hill; trailer fire at Sunny Shores Resort

  • Aug 12, 2016
Sooke Fire Rescue
Members of the Victoria Esquilmalt Military Reenactors Association recently reenacted the Leechtown gold rush.

Leechtown gold rush reenacted

Members of the Victoria Esquilmalt Military Reenactors Association visit former ghost town

  • Aug 12, 2016
Members of the Victoria Esquilmalt Military Reenactors Association recently reenacted the Leechtown gold rush.
American alligators are not allowed in B.C. except by special permit

Alligators await shipment out of Kelowna

Kelowna man fined $2,500 for a collection including crocodiles and American alligators, one 3.5 metres long

American alligators are not allowed in B.C. except by special permit
Johnny Galactic (pictured) is one of seven bands to play on Sunday.

Busy weekend in Sooke

Art in the Park, Sookapalooza among many events this weekend in Sooke region

  • Aug 12, 2016
Johnny Galactic (pictured) is one of seven bands to play on Sunday.
Stephen Hodges-Whittaker with the YAG 320

Sooke man keeps his word and takes his ship home

Former navy reservist buys and fixing up ship he served on

  • Aug 11, 2016
Stephen Hodges-Whittaker with the YAG 320
Frame from video posted to social media May 3

Men fined for feeding black bear near Tofino

Fine of $345 for men who posted video after giving bear rice cakes, campers warned about danger of attracting bears

Frame from video posted to social media May 3
School bus services are the latest area of one-time funding from the B.C. government.

Education ministry offers new school bus funds

$14.7 million fund requires school districts to drop bus fees charged to parents

School bus services are the latest area of one-time funding from the B.C. government.
PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday

Trudeaus enjoy some Tofino time

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time out of his family vacation to participate in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Days opening ceremonies

PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday
Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May and provincial candidate Adam Olsen appear with B.C. party leader Andrew Weaver at a party event in Victoria

Weaver rejects Greens’ anti-Israel policy

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May considering future after members endorse 'Boycott Divest Sanctions' position

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May and provincial candidate Adam Olsen appear with B.C. party leader Andrew Weaver at a party event in Victoria
The metal bin drop-off by Saseenos Elementary on Monday. The pile has since been cleaned up.

UPDATED: Scrap metal pile gets cleaned up

A metal scrap pile in front of Saseenos Elementary has been cleaned up after a quick effort by the Sooke community.

The metal bin drop-off by Saseenos Elementary on Monday. The pile has since been cleaned up.
A male Dungeness crab that was recovered in the latest illegal crab fishing bust in Sooke.

Port Moody man arrested for illegal crab fishing

The 69-year-old was caught illegally fishing at the Sooke Harbour Marina.

  • Aug 9, 2016
A male Dungeness crab that was recovered in the latest illegal crab fishing bust in Sooke.
Sockeye salmon return to spawn in the Adams River at the end of a four-year cycle from lake to ocean.

Low water, low returns for Fraser sockeye

Main summer run downgraded, Fraser discharge at hope down 20 per cent from average flow

Sockeye salmon return to spawn in the Adams River at the end of a four-year cycle from lake to ocean.
District of Sooke

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce cancels service agreement with district one year early

Chamber serves notice to the district its cancelling the contract which undertook economic development.

District of Sooke
Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror Monico Wasacase

First Nation interns reach out to the world

T’Sou-ke Nation and Victoria International Development Education Association bring interns together for a chance to see the world

Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror Monico Wasacase
F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow

F-35A to debut in Canada at Abbotsford International Airshow

See the F-35A on display at Abbotsford International Airshow – August 12-14, 2016.

F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow
District of Sooke

Sooke’s search for corporate officer continues

Commitment made to council that the position would be fully competed when management transition complete.

District of Sooke
A marijuana leaf.

Sooke mom wants controls on medical marijuana dispensaries

Kate Karassev fears mass arrival of medical marijuana dispensaries in Sooke following tougher rules in Victoria

  • Aug 6, 2016
A marijuana leaf.
Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable

Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable

William Michael Curry drug case among the first to respond to a new Supreme Court 30-month ceiling on trial delays

Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable