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ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts

Torching truck after it breaks down, claiming car was stolen before crash didn't work for drivers

When emergency responders are called

Banks at Jordan River campground being stabilized

Popular campground shoreline has been eroded by high tides

  • Jan 29, 2015
Mayor Maja Tait

Sooke population drop raises questions

Survey shows population in Sooke needs access to more services

Mayor Maja Tait
A gaggle of geese Greater White-fronted Geese were spotted on the grounds of Ayre Manor on January 24. They seem to come back to the same spot year after year. They have one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world.

This and That, January 28

A selection of items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Jan 28, 2015
A gaggle of geese Greater White-fronted Geese were spotted on the grounds of Ayre Manor on January 24. They seem to come back to the same spot year after year. They have one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world.
Area across from Fred Milne Park which will be the spot for eight horseshoe pitches.

Horseshoe club gains land for eight pitches

Use agreement signed between club and District of Sooke

Area across from Fred Milne Park which will be the spot for eight horseshoe pitches.
Honouring Robbie Burns

Honouring Robbie Burns

The annual Robbie Burns Day dinner was heralded by Sooke Pipes and Drums

  • Jan 27, 2015
Honouring Robbie Burns
Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver speaks at event with federal party leader Elizabeth May and interim B.C. party leader Adam Olsen.

Green MLA Weaver to seek leadership

UVic professor Andrew Weaver kept his options open for two years, but now says he wants to lead B.C. Green Party into 2017 election

Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver speaks at event with federal party leader Elizabeth May and interim B.C. party leader Adam Olsen.
The proposed route of a water main to the Kemp Lake Waterworks District.

Safer water for Kemp Lake water users possible

Grant application, if approved, could solve water treatment problems

The proposed route of a water main to the Kemp Lake Waterworks District.
Turbines at Dokie Wind

Construction to start on B.C.’s biggest wind farm

Energy Minister Bill Bennett says wind power continues to grow, despite concerns about Site C dam

Turbines at Dokie Wind
Ali Liberte on the set of The Devout.

This and That, January 21

A few small items of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Jan 21, 2015
Ali Liberte on the set of The Devout.
The proposed construction of the roundabout

Improvements coming to town core

Highway 14, roundabout and sidewalk all on the District of Sooke list

The proposed construction of the roundabout
Hockey parents react to a call during a game in St. Louis Park

B.C. hockey league has enough of angry parents

Vancouver Island minor league threatens to ban badly behaving parents, fans

  • Jan 20, 2015
Hockey parents react to a call during a game in St. Louis Park
Mimi

Sooke says goodbye to a special food icon

Pia Carroll, 1952 - 2014 is remembered by students and friends

Mimi
The outside of a Target store next to Willowbrook Mall in Langley

Target to close all stores in Canada, including 19 in B.C.

U.S. retailer says profits too far away to continue, Canadian subsidiary files for creditor protection

The outside of a Target store next to Willowbrook Mall in Langley
Gary Petersen looks at one of the boxes thieves broke into to remove silver coins.

Thieves break through wall

Sooke store owner thought his premises were safe and secure

Gary Petersen looks at one of the boxes thieves broke into to remove silver coins.
Steve Konke

Many hands make light work on local trails

New stairs built by volunteers at SEAPARC/Throup Road trail

Steve Konke
The aftermath of an outbuilding fire along West Coast Road

This and That, January 14, 2015

A few briefs stories of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Jan 14, 2015
The aftermath of an outbuilding fire along West Coast Road
Proposed route of pipeline twinning project from north Coquitlam to Woodfibre

Assessment starts for Squamish LNG plant, pipeline

B.C. review to examine gas pipeline twinning from Coquitlam to Squamish for LNG export terminal on former Woodfibre pulp mill site

Proposed route of pipeline twinning project from north Coquitlam to Woodfibre

How to deal with kitchen scraps

Sooke residents have a couple of options for scraps

Temporary building in foreground at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre was put in place to add living space. Two similar structures are in use at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge.

B.C. prison crowding probed by auditor

Security incidents on rise in provincial jails, inmates double-bunked and few completing education programs

Temporary building in foreground at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre was put in place to add living space. Two similar structures are in use at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge.