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Paul Lacerte (right) joins a drum circle at the B.C. legislature Thursday to mark the fourth annual Gathering of Men to speak out against violence directed at aboriginal women and children.

Moose hide symbolizes anti-violence message

Fourth annual Gathering of Men calls for individual responsibility to stop violence against aboriginal women and children

Paul Lacerte (right) joins a drum circle at the B.C. legislature Thursday to mark the fourth annual Gathering of Men to speak out against violence directed at aboriginal women and children.
Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department utilizes a large tender truck with a capacity of 2

Agreements crucial for fire fighting

Mutual aid especially necessary in rural communities

Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department utilizes a large tender truck with a capacity of 2

Local “foodies” recognized for Slow Food advocacy

A love of food and where it comes from important to Sooke couple

Protect yourself from becoming a victim in 2015

Watch out for these 10 scams which topped the list last year

B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe

Still too many young drivers dying: coroner

Government rejects return to photo radar, agrees to review graduated licence system as teen males continue high-risk behaviour

B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe
Frances Litman

Litman seeks Green party nod

Candidate for Green Party announced in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

  • Feb 11, 2015
Frances Litman
Back in 2010 Municipal staff and community volunteers pose with the Ozone booth fashioned for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The setting was built at the Sooke fire hall. Pictured above

Looking Back, February 11, 2015

A brief glimpse into what made the news in Sooke in years past

  • Feb 11, 2015
Back in 2010 Municipal staff and community volunteers pose with the Ozone booth fashioned for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The setting was built at the Sooke fire hall. Pictured above
Wear Pink Bill Jones shows off his “This Pink Shirt Says Enough” t-shirt in preparation for Anti- Bullying Day. Looking to add to the cause and raise awareness? Join Mr. Jones on Wednesday

This and That, February 11

Some short news items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Feb 11, 2015
Wear Pink Bill Jones shows off his “This Pink Shirt Says Enough” t-shirt in preparation for Anti- Bullying Day. Looking to add to the cause and raise awareness? Join Mr. Jones on Wednesday
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon delivers the 2015 throne speech at the B.C. legislature Tuesday.

Premier defends stand-pat throne speech

Opposition leader John Horgan says Christy Clark government still obsessed with red tape despite Mount Polley dam failure

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon delivers the 2015 throne speech at the B.C. legislature Tuesday.

RCMP officers first to aid stricken man

Officer breaks window to save man from smoke inhalation

Bighorn sheep in the Kootenays are among the restricted hunting species in dispute between resident hunters and guide outfitters.

Resident hunter protest sparks changes

Minister Steve Thomson makes "slight revision" to hunter allocation for Roosevelt elk, moose, bison, bighorn sheep and grizzly bears

Bighorn sheep in the Kootenays are among the restricted hunting species in dispute between resident hunters and guide outfitters.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong presents the current budget in February 2014. He has promised another surplus forecast for the next one.

Relief coming for rich, poor in B.C. budget

Tax hike for incomes over $150,000 ends, Finance Minister Mike de Jong looks at ending child support payment clawback

Finance Minister Mike de Jong presents the current budget in February 2014. He has promised another surplus forecast for the next one.
Sue Rodriguez suns herself at her Saanich

Top court opens door to doctor-assisted death

Right to life not a duty to live, Supreme Court rules on assisted suicide

  • Feb 6, 2015
Sue Rodriguez suns herself at her Saanich
Octavian Lacatusu

This and That, February 4, 2015

A few short stories that may be of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Feb 4, 2015
Octavian Lacatusu
Tankers and cargo ships ply the waters in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Council Briefs, February 4, 2015

A recap of some of the items on the District of Sooke agenda

Tankers and cargo ships ply the waters in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

New horseshoe club location either a go or a toss up

Sooke horseshoe club to build pitches on Sooke River Road site

Dr. Kendrick Brown of the Pacific Fiorestry Centre points to a 2 cm layer of 7

Ancient fires hold clues for future conditions

Digging into the ancient mud reveals clues to climate

  • Feb 4, 2015
Dr. Kendrick Brown of the Pacific Fiorestry Centre points to a 2 cm layer of 7
Excavator working on the bank at the Jordan River Regional Park campground.

Jordan River beach front gets shored up

CRD Regional Parks and Queesto work together to repair bank

Excavator working on the bank at the Jordan River Regional Park campground.
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell after winning the 100m gold medal at the Paralympic World Championships in Lyon

New B.C. minister to face child support controversy

Paralympian MLA Michelle Stilwell takes over social development amid calls to increase social assistance, disability benefits

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell after winning the 100m gold medal at the Paralympic World Championships in Lyon
Repair and temporary dam at Mount Polley Mine near Williams Lake.

Mount Polley design, steep additions led to failure

Glacial layer in dam base not understood, plans to buttress slope put off until weight of water and tailings caused breach

Repair and temporary dam at Mount Polley Mine near Williams Lake.