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Damage done to a vehicle on Aye Road following an altercation between two groups.

Bearspray used in Sooke brawl

Ten people were involved in an altercation on Ayre Road in Sooke.

  • Jul 25, 2016
Damage done to a vehicle on Aye Road following an altercation between two groups.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark take questions on their new foreign buyer tax Monday

B.C. imposes foreign buyer tax on Metro real estate

New 15% tax imposed on non-Canadian buyers in Metro Vancouver, proceeds to a new housing fund

Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark take questions on their new foreign buyer tax Monday
Hell's Angels clubhouses to remain frozen until forfeiture trial

Hell’s Angels clubhouses to remain frozen until forfeiture trial

Supreme Court rejects sale overture about properties in Nanaimo, Kelowna and Vancouver

  • Jul 25, 2016
Hell's Angels clubhouses to remain frozen until forfeiture trial
District of Sooke

Sooke wastewater facility to become training centre

Details are still being resolved as to when the program will start and how many trainees will be involve

District of Sooke
Council’s climate change action committee wants a feasibility study on a possible compost facility.

Sooke mulls compost facility options

Sooke council’s climate change action committee wants a feasibility study on a possible compost facility.

Council’s climate change action committee wants a feasibility study on a possible compost facility.
The Capital Regional District is looking for feedback on regional parks.

Capital Regional District wants your views on regional parks

Residents have until Aug. 9 to participate in the survey.

  • Jul 23, 2016
The Capital Regional District is looking for feedback on regional parks.
Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen

Sooke fire chief announces retirement

Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen joined the fire department in 1980 as a volunteer.

  • Jul 22, 2016
Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen
Premier Christy Clark tours Downie Timber mill in Revelstoke July 13

B.C. Liberals to report donors sooner

Premier Christy Clark vows 'real time' disclosure before next election, but NDP's John Horgan says only people should be allowed to donate

Premier Christy Clark tours Downie Timber mill in Revelstoke July 13
Mike Hicks

CRD electoral areas join talks on integrating municipal services

“I think we can contribute and will contribute as much as any municipality,” says Mike Hicks

Mike Hicks

Additional buses this weekend during Rock the Shores

Colwood music festival expecting big crowds, traffic congestion

Finance Minister Mike de Jong releases audited public accounts showing a larger-than-expected surplus for 2015-16.

Real estate tax windfall continues for B.C.

Finance Minister Mike de Jong says measures to deal with high housing cost coming when legislature sits next week

Finance Minister Mike de Jong releases audited public accounts showing a larger-than-expected surplus for 2015-16.
Resident killer whale populations in B.C. are considered to be at risk because of their small population size

Federal orca plans gets lukewarm response from CRD director

Capital Regional District directors refuse to endorse letter from Juan de Fuca director Mike Hicks

Resident killer whale populations in B.C. are considered to be at risk because of their small population size
Sooke emergency services will soon have an upgraded telecommunications system.

Grandma busted for driving drunk with grandson in truck

West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a suspected drunk driver “driving erratically” traveling eastbound on Sooke Road.

  • Jul 21, 2016
Sooke emergency services will soon have an upgraded telecommunications system.
Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas speaks at a provincial government funding announcement for the completion of a section of the E&N Rail Trail on Wednesday. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone
Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas speaks at a provincial government funding announcement for the completion of a section of the E&N Rail Trail on Wednesday. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone
Rock the Shores gears up to take over the lower fields of West Shore Parks and Recreation this Friday through Sunday.

Three days of rock in Colwood

Rock the Shores kicks off Friday at West Shore Parks and Recreation

Rock the Shores gears up to take over the lower fields of West Shore Parks and Recreation this Friday through Sunday.
Fiona McDannold

Embracing the volunteer spirit

Sooke Fine Arts Show kicks off Friday – but not without a lot of helping hands

Fiona McDannold
Miss Vancouver Island Patrice Wilson

Miss Vancouver Island shines with sense of community

Sooke's Patrice Wilson wins crown at Miss B.C. Pageant.

Miss Vancouver Island Patrice Wilson
Kemp Lake Water Distribution System has issued a boil water warning

Kemp Lake boil water advisory extended

High turbidity and an increased bacterial count was found in the drinking water, says Island Health.

Kemp Lake Water Distribution System has issued a boil water warning
Block Watch is expanding to Shirley and East Sooke.

Block Watch program expanding in Sooke region

Crime prevention program starting in Shirley and East Sooke

Block Watch is expanding to Shirley and East Sooke.

Council takes summer break, but return to full agenda in fall

Several public hearings wait for councillors as well as public engagement events