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Sooke RCMP

Fake $100 bills circulating in Sooke

Sooke RCMP received five complaints from local businesses in the past month of counterfit currency.

  • Sep 23, 2016
Sooke RCMP
Sooke resident Randy Welters standing at the edge of the no parking zone near a trail next to the Prestige hotel.

When a no-parking zone is a parking zone

Parking remains a controversial issue on West Coast Road near Prestige hotel in Sooke

Sooke resident Randy Welters standing at the edge of the no parking zone near a trail next to the Prestige hotel.
Prince William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will spend a full week touring B.C. and Yukon.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Where and when the Royals will be and what they’ll see and do

Use our interactive feature to explore where William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — will be in B.C.

Prince William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will spend a full week touring B.C. and Yukon.

Man charged in Mountie’s death in court in October

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, 28, faces several charges in death of Const. Sarah Beckett, a Sooke resident

  • Sep 22, 2016
Maple Ridge Coun. Tyler Shymkiw

Cost of payday loans to drop in B.C.

Maximum allowable charge for a payday loan in B.C. will drop from $23 to $17 for every $100 borrowed.

Maple Ridge Coun. Tyler Shymkiw
Fentanyl pills seized by police.

B.C.’s drug overdose death toll climbs to 488

Fraser region accounts for most deaths so far this year, province deregulates naloxone

Fentanyl pills seized by police.
Prince William's visit to B.C. draws memories of frenzied 1998 trip
Prince William's visit to B.C. draws memories of frenzied 1998 trip

Public hearing set for regional growth strategy bylaw

Open house and public hearing set for CRD headquarters on Oct. 19

  • Sep 21, 2016
Odessa Corletto

Government House buzzing with excitement for royal visit (with VIDEO)

No outlandish requests for royal couple's stay at Government House

Odessa Corletto
The Draken Harald Hårfagre

Viking ship arrives in Manhattan

Among the brave crew is Jeff Lievre, a Sooke resident, who travelled with the ship since its expedition began in Norway.

  • Sep 20, 2016
The Draken Harald Hårfagre
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Government House polishes silver, stocks kitchen for royal visit

Government House polishing up for royal visit

  • Sep 20, 2016
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Townhouses under construction in Surrey.

BC Liberals pledge 3,000 new units through $500m housing fund

Few details yet on new affordable housing projects, to be funded in part by foreign buyers tax

Townhouses under construction in Surrey.
Kevin Berger

Sooke building boom

Sooke will surpass more than $16 million in building permits this year

Kevin Berger

Sooke mayor appointed to Canada 150 Community Leaders Network

The networkis to have representatives for celebrations across the country.

  • Sep 18, 2016
District of Sooke

Wastewater operation takeover saving thousands, Sooke district staff says

District of Sooke will take over operation of waterwater facility on Oct. 1

District of Sooke
Grizzly bear near Squamish.

B.C. bear encounters soar with good weather, poor berries (with VIDEO)

Conservation officers contend with aggressive grizzly near Squamish, urge caution as wildlife conflicts surge

Grizzly bear near Squamish.

Sooke residents will get their say in OCP review

The District of Sooke in undergoing an update to the Official Community Plan and wants to hear what the community has to say.

Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.

A grizzly scene on northern Vancouver Island?

Conservation officers urging public to stay away as they cross their fingers young grizzly bears don't complete Island-hop

Conservation officer are urging people to leave two young grizzlies spotted on an island near Telegraph Cove alone.
District of Sooke

Sooke council proposes closing a portion of Soule Road

District councillors will also hold a public hearing into closing a portion of Maple Park Terrace.

District of Sooke
Minimum wage workers now get $10.85 an hour in B.C.

B.C. minimum wage rises 40 cents today to $10.85 an hour

Pay raise for 120,000 B.C. workers criticized as too small as labour, NDP push for $15 minimum

Minimum wage workers now get $10.85 an hour in B.C.