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Saturday August 9 saw the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament play out in the basket ball court at Journey middle school.

Sooke is where you can touch the sky, without travelling

Saturday August 9 saw the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament play out in the basket ball court at Journey middle school.

  • Aug 13, 2014
Saturday August 9 saw the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament play out in the basket ball court at Journey middle school.
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17 Mile House opens its doors to children

The 17 Mile House will now welcome children into their premises.

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Kevin Albers in the kitchen of a unit at the Hope Centre.

New Hope Centre set to open in September

A new affordable housing unit is set to open this September in Sooke.

Kevin Albers in the kitchen of a unit at the Hope Centre.
Likely residents are told the water use ban is lifted after tests showed it is safe for drinking.

Mine spill tests turn to long-term effects

Samples of fish and sediment in the region of the Mount Polley mine tailings breach are being tested

Likely residents are told the water use ban is lifted after tests showed it is safe for drinking.
Tailings pond at Mount Polley Mine near Likely on Aug. 4

Outside investigation promised for Mount Polley

"There has to be some independent oversight and insight into that process," Mines Minister Bill Bennett says

Tailings pond at Mount Polley Mine near Likely on Aug. 4
Water flow has subsided from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach

Water pumped down from Polley Lake

Mount Polley mine workers began pumping water from Polley Lake down a discharge pipe to Quesnel Lake Sunday

Water flow has subsided from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach
ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.

ICBC to mail out $38 million in refunds for overcharges

Management knew of errors on auto insurance rates since 2009, hid problem from board: Auditors

ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.
St. Michael's Residential School building

Residential school material safe for 15 years

Court orders material on residential school abuse destroyed after 15 years

  • Aug 7, 2014
St. Michael's Residential School building
Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett

Mine sought second water release increase

Mount Polley Mine was awaiting a second permit amendment from the B.C. government to increase water release

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett
More than 45 firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire along Sooke Road. Fire departments from Langford

House fire closes only road in/out of Sooke

Drivers faced long waits in line ups as the fire fighters battled the blaze that destoryed a house on Sooke Road.

More than 45 firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire along Sooke Road. Fire departments from Langford
A pleasure boat sustained damage after resting on rocks in Sooke Bay.

Marine search and rescue stands by to aid boater on rocks

On Wednesday evening, July 29, the owner of a pleasure craft attempted to move his boat when it started dragging anchor in Sooke Bay.

A pleasure boat sustained damage after resting on rocks in Sooke Bay.

Amalgamation question not on Sooke’s ballot

Residents of Sooke will not be voting on amalgamation.

Park Watch patroller Lavyna Alexander gives Jamie Maquire

Thieves Beware

Park Watch serves in the parks from Matheson Lake to Aylard Farm.

  • Aug 6, 2014
Park Watch patroller Lavyna Alexander gives Jamie Maquire
Education Minister Peter Fassbender

New proposals coming in teacher talks

Education Minister Peter Fassbender expects "new concepts" from both sides in long-running labour dispute this week

Education Minister Peter Fassbender
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees.

B.C.’s forest fire bills piling up

The B.C. government is currently spending $3.5 million a day to fight forest fires around the province

Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees.
BCTF president Jim Iker is heading back to the table with school district negotiators 'to seek a way forward for resolving the current bargaining dispute before the start of the new school year

Teacher talks to resume Aug. 8

With strike pay headed to parents and rec centres gearing up for fall programs, BCTF is going back to the table

BCTF president Jim Iker is heading back to the table with school district negotiators 'to seek a way forward for resolving the current bargaining dispute before the start of the new school year
Firefighters from the area are responding to a house fire at 5158 Sooke Road. The road is closed in both directions.

Fire engulfs two homes on Sooke Road

Road closed in both directions as firefighters battle blaze

Firefighters from the area are responding to a house fire at 5158 Sooke Road. The road is closed in both directions.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong

$40 a day for parents if BCTF strike drags on

Finance Minister offers payment for each child under 13 to cover tutoring or daycare if more school days lost in September

Finance Minister Mike de Jong
Lorien Arnold warns bike owners to be aware.

Bike thefts increase over summer

Bicycles are stolen for both transportation and parts

Lorien Arnold warns bike owners to be aware.
Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne

Mayor irate over decision made in his absence

Waste transfer station gets go ahead while mayor away

Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne