YEAR IN REVIEW: February

Here’s what happened this year in February

Sooke worst intersections and roads for serious crashes were revealed in a new report from ICBC.

The worst: Murray and Sooke roads, Church and Sooke roads, and Phillips and Sooke roads.

Total accidents recorded in Sooke in 2015 was 161, which included fatal, injury, no injury, single vehicle and multi vehicle collisions.

Also in February:

• Sooke Coun. Kerrie Reay announced she will not seek re-election citing what she calls “an unrelenting campaign of controversy” against her, council and district staff.

• About one-third of B.C. HandyDart riders say the ride service is not meeting their needs specifically when it comes to ride availability and wait times for rides. That’s according to a report released by the Office of the Seniors Advocate.

• The new year started off on a high note for local realtors. Homes in Langford, East Saanich and Sooke are the fastest selling in the Greater Victoria region, according to a report provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board.

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New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Police still investigating possible child abduction in Langford

Suspect was a stranger and not a family member

UPDATED: Malahat reopened in both directions following car fire

Drive BC says the road will be closed until approximately 3pm

VIDEO: New UVic buildings expand student housing by 25 per cent

Over 600 new beds mean off-campus housing freed up for affordable housing for Victoria residents

First ticket sold for Victoria’s second comic con

Guest list is top-secret for the March 22-24 Capital City Comic Con coming 2019

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

North Cowichan is Canada’s hot spot on Wednesday

The Warmland lives up to its name

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

John Horgan shrugs off low turnout, change to referendum option

‘No’ proportional representation group says voting should be extended

Two more government pot shops to open in Kamloops

Two private applications are also in the queue to come before city council by the end of the year

Vancouver Island remembers

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