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Brady Greenwood

Youth spread bear awareness

Young men will be handing out pamphlets in Sooke area

Brady Greenwood
Penticton schools were behind picket lines again this week

BCTF, Fassbender meet as teachers strike threatens to delay school start

Meeting comes on cusp of new school year as government, union spar over mediation, escape hatch from next court ruling

Penticton schools were behind picket lines again this week
ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.

ICBC seeks 5.2 per cent hike in basic auto insurance rates

Distracted drivers' use of personal electronics cited as factor in injury claims rise

ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.
Teachers in Penticton

B.C. teachers return to picket lines

B.C. teachers return to picket lines, ramp up pressure on government

  • Aug 25, 2014
Teachers in Penticton
Fraser Surrey Docks has been OK'd for a facility for coal brought in by train from the U.S. and barged down the Fraser River to a shipping terminal at Texada Island.

UPDATE: Opponents react to coal transfer facility approval at Fraser Surrey Docks

Fraser River facility will unload trains to travel through White Rock and South Surrey to a shipping facility at Texada Island.

Fraser Surrey Docks has been OK'd for a facility for coal brought in by train from the U.S. and barged down the Fraser River to a shipping terminal at Texada Island.
Laura Hooper

It’s pretty and showy but really noxious

Volunteers get down and dirty to get rid of Tansy ragwort

Laura Hooper
UBC mine engineering professor Dirk Van Zyl (left) is introduced by Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett as one of three independent experts to investigate the cause of the Mount Polley tailings dam failure. Their report is due by Jan. 31.

Mount Polley spill may be left in place

Further tests will determine whether the metal-bearing sand will be removed or left where it is, Mines Minister Bill Bennett says

UBC mine engineering professor Dirk Van Zyl (left) is introduced by Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett as one of three independent experts to investigate the cause of the Mount Polley tailings dam failure. Their report is due by Jan. 31.

Where to recycle what

A list of retailers and recyclers in the Sooke area

Looking Back August 20, 2014

A look through the Sooke News Mirror to see what made the news in years gone by

  • Aug 20, 2014

Pick fruit to prevent bears

Avoiding bear habitation and bear/human conflict is pretty easy

  • Aug 20, 2014
Three-year-old Toprak Surmeli checks out the silver pond frogs at Art in the Park.

Kid focus

Children seemed to be a large part of Art in the Park

  • Aug 20, 2014
Three-year-old Toprak Surmeli checks out the silver pond frogs at Art in the Park.
Did you lose this?

Is this yours?

A piece of runner's equipment turned into Sooke News Mirror office

  • Aug 20, 2014
Did you lose this?
Traffic jam Parked trucks and trailers using the public boat launch cause a single lane to be used when trying to get to the Prestige resort. This issue remains unresolved.

Traffic jam

The parking issue around Sooke's public boat launch remains unsolved

  • Aug 20, 2014
Traffic jam Parked trucks and trailers using the public boat launch cause a single lane to be used when trying to get to the Prestige resort. This issue remains unresolved.
Satellite image taken the day after Mount Polley mine tailings breach shows drained tailings dam and spill that backed into Polley Lake and down Hazeltine Creek to Quesnel Lake.

Mine dam inspections ordered across B.C.

Independent engineering inspections have been ordered for Mount Polley mine and nearly 100 other mine tailings ponds

Satellite image taken the day after Mount Polley mine tailings breach shows drained tailings dam and spill that backed into Polley Lake and down Hazeltine Creek to Quesnel Lake.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Parents get website guide to teacher strike

As talks between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and government continue, support site guides parents to online resources

Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Sooke man pleads guilty to various charges

Investigation ongoing for suspicious death case involving Michael McCormick’s mother

Power outage affects businesses at the Sooke Centre Mall

All businesses at the Sooke Centre Mall were affected by a power outage on Sunday and Monday.

  • Aug 13, 2014
Alan MacGillivray’s 1958 Jaguar Salon just won a sweep of recognition at the recent Jaguar show in Oak Bay

Local Jag drives off with two top prizes

Alan MacGillivray’s 1958 Jaguar Salon just won a sweep of recognition at the recent Jaguar show in Oak Bay.

  • Aug 13, 2014
Alan MacGillivray’s 1958 Jaguar Salon just won a sweep of recognition at the recent Jaguar show in Oak Bay
Workers preparing the curbs for cement on Friday

Traffic flow designs of Wadams Way

Traffic on Wadams Way will be managed with stop signs.

Workers preparing the curbs for cement on Friday
A photo of the remnants from the recent house fire on Sooke Rd.

Fundraising efforts underway for man whose house was destroyed by fire

A local woman has set up a fund for a man who lost everything in a devastating house fire on July 14.

  • Aug 13, 2014
A photo of the remnants from the recent house fire on Sooke Rd.