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Police seek slashers

RCMP in Sooke are on the lookout for an individual slashing tires

  • Dec 29, 2014
Mayor elect Maja Tait and outgoing Mayor Wendal Milne.

Wrapping it up and calling it a day

Former mayor Wendal Milne talks about his last three years

Mayor elect Maja Tait and outgoing Mayor Wendal Milne.

3 Rs this holiday season

CRD tells you how to deal with recycling gift wrap and such

  • Dec 24, 2014
Left to right:  Cst. Steve Martindale

Paying tribute

Sooke RCMP officer's death 50 years ago honoured in ceremony

  • Dec 24, 2014
Left to right:  Cst. Steve Martindale
Cutting the ribbon for the official opening of the Hope Centre on December 17 are: left to right

Hope Centre holds its official opening

Affordable rental housing project came together through various partners

Cutting the ribbon for the official opening of the Hope Centre on December 17 are: left to right

Looking Back, December 24, 2014

A look back at what made the news in Sooke in years past

  • Dec 24, 2014
Anti-smart meter protester Sharon Noble greets delegates at B.C.'s 2012 municipal convention in downtown Vancouver. Wireless meters have been blamed for bee deaths

B.C. smart meters cleared in Ontario debacle

$1 billion over budget, Ontario tried to use smart grid to shift load to off-peak hours. It hasn't worked

Anti-smart meter protester Sharon Noble greets delegates at B.C.'s 2012 municipal convention in downtown Vancouver. Wireless meters have been blamed for bee deaths
The popular campground for surfers and visitors to Jordan River is being closed to overnight campers.

No more overnight camping at Jordan River

CRD suspends use of Jordan River Park for campers because of earthquake risk

  • Dec 23, 2014
The popular campground for surfers and visitors to Jordan River is being closed to overnight campers.
Moose are the most sought-after species for hunters in B.C.

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents

Rebound in hunting popularity, bigger share for guide-outfitters means more residents lose out on chance to fill freezers

Moose are the most sought-after species for hunters in B.C.
Surrey-Tynehead MLA Amrik Virk

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap

Probe into Virk's involvement in unauthorized payments to university executives wraps up, Premier Christy Clark moves him

Surrey-Tynehead MLA Amrik Virk
Back in 2010

Looking Back – December 17, 2014

A brief look at what made the news in Sooke in years past

  • Dec 17, 2014
Back in 2010
Fly like an eagle!

Fly like an eagle!

A female sub-adult bald eagle was rehabilitated and released by Wild ARC near Sooke River.

  • Dec 17, 2014
Fly like an eagle!
The hamlet of Jordan River

No firm answers for Jordan River residents

BC Hydro wants to purchase their homes because of earthquake threat

The hamlet of Jordan River
Chief Russell Chipps

Beecher Bay FN seeks ocean power

A $40,000 grant will help fund implementation of thermal energy

  • Dec 17, 2014
Chief Russell Chipps
Pictured are George de Lure

This and That – December 17

A brief recap of items of interest to Sooke residents

  • Dec 17, 2014
Pictured are George de Lure
Dr. David Smith

Mental health for children and youth

A 10-part series on dealing with mental health issue in the young

Dr. David Smith

Kitchen scrap solution left to homeowners

January 1, 2015 marks end of kitchen scraps in garbage

  • Dec 17, 2014
NDP gambling critic David Eby

NDP blasts lottery corporation spending

Employee buyout program backfired, lottery tickets sold to minors, suspicious cash transactions in casinos doubled

NDP gambling critic David Eby
Energy Minister Bill Bennett

Site C dam construction to start next summer

Province to take less revenue from BC Hydro to minimize its debt, says $8 billion project is the cheapest available option to meet demand

Energy Minister Bill Bennett
A serval cat was on the loose in Sooke.

Exotic cat loose then hit by truck

Serval cat wandered into the path of a pickup after escaping

  • Dec 16, 2014
A serval cat was on the loose in Sooke.