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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
Emergency personnel attend to a fender-bender on Wednesday

Following too close

Fender bender results from driver who did not stop

Emergency personnel attend to a fender-bender on Wednesday
On tip toe!

On tip toe

The Sooke Fine Arts Show is drawing art lovers from across the region

On tip toe!
Bears are finding garbage rather enticing.

Bear Buzz – July 30, 2014

Some helpful tips on how to protect bears and humans

  • Jul 30, 2014
Bears are finding garbage rather enticing.
Michael James McCormick

Police Beat – July 30, 2014

A brief notice of what Sooke RCMP dealt with this past week

  • Jul 30, 2014
Michael James McCormick
Daylin Cooper with mining equipment (different than what was stolen).

Theft stalls your prospector

A lot of hard work went into buying gold mining equipment

Daylin Cooper with mining equipment (different than what was stolen).
Garry Reece of Lax Kw'alaams First Nation presents cedar bark hat to Premier Christy Clark as Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad looks on at revenue sharing ceremony at the B.C. legislature April 9. It was the latest of a long series of B.C. resource revenue agreements

Ottawa follows B.C.’s treaty ‘stepping stones’

Incremental and resource agreements a way forward on stalled aboriginal title talks, federal government comes on board

Garry Reece of Lax Kw'alaams First Nation presents cedar bark hat to Premier Christy Clark as Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad looks on at revenue sharing ceremony at the B.C. legislature April 9. It was the latest of a long series of B.C. resource revenue agreements
A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases has been struck down in court after a challenge by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods.

Pharmacy rewards ban struck down in court

B.C. Supreme Court Judge finds rule against loyalty points on drugs was 'unreasonable'

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases has been struck down in court after a challenge by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods.
B.C.'s 'Happy Hour' upset some customers

Beer pitcher cost cut as province revises minimum liquor prices

Initial rules did not meet expectations, admits liquor reform czar John Yap

B.C.'s 'Happy Hour' upset some customers
MP Randall Garrison

Garrison sums up Parliament in June

MP Randall Garrison gives an update of events on Parliament Hill

  • Jul 23, 2014
MP Randall Garrison
Martin Mars water bombers have been phased out of B.C. forest fire fighting operations in favour of much smaller aircraft.

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

New smaller planes more flexible in wildfire fighting, deliver water twice as fast

Martin Mars water bombers have been phased out of B.C. forest fire fighting operations in favour of much smaller aircraft.
Unveiling the memorial plaque

Leechtown celebrated with new monument

Day-long event at Leechtown site and the Sooke Region Museum

Unveiling the memorial plaque

Grow op facilities goes to third reading

Medical marijuana production facilities to be on ALR land

The wilderness is what Port Renfrew is all about.

Port Renfrew on the brink of discovery

Coastal community seeing more tourists and more residents

The wilderness is what Port Renfrew is all about.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
A police cruiser is parked at a residence where a woman’s body was discovered on Sunday

Police investigate suspicious death

64-year old Pamella Dyer was found dead in her Sooke home

  • Jul 22, 2014
A police cruiser is parked at a residence where a woman’s body was discovered on Sunday