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Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that is not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

EDITORIAL: Holidays will be different this year

COVID-19 pandemic forces cancellation of many beloved Christmas events

  • Nov 30, 2020
Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: Spend some time helping others in your community

Volunteer opportunities in Greater Victoria, the week of Nov. 1

  • Nov 27, 2020
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LETTER: Cynical of business groups’ change of heart

I had a Kumbaya moment reading the letter “Together, for a brighter…

  • Nov 29, 2020
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LETTER: History provides answer to COVID fight

On April 12, 1955, the Salk vaccine for polio was declared “safe,…

  • Nov 29, 2020
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LETTER: Ask ferry passengers if travel is essential

Would it not make sense to have checkers at the Tsawwassen and…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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LETTER: Saanich development not affordable housing

Re: the article Neighbours rally to save daycare about the 59 condos…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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LETTER: Sandown operation should not be subsidized

Re: Use of Sandown agricultural lands. North Saanich seems determined to waste…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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LETTER: Travel restrictions needed for Island

For months the residents of Vancouver Island have been calling for restrictions…

  • Nov 27, 2020
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LETTER: Families need two vehicles in Sooke

Re: Sooke council rejects parking plan (News, Nov. 19) I am deeply…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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LETTER: Editorial blames the victim

Re: U.S. election chaos puts democracy in doubt (Our View, Nov. 19)…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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LETTER: Rodent glue traps inhumane

Animals can die a horrific death, says reader

  • Nov 25, 2020
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LETTER: Whiffin Spit a community gem

A gold star to the workers who quickly repaired Whiffin Spit after…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)

COLUMN: Thoughts of coronavirus flood my mind

Seven months have gone by since I contracted COVID-19. I still have symptoms.

I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)
As we budget for the season – no matter how much we have to spend – we should give first thought to our local merchants. (123rf.com)

EDITORIAL: Sooke businesses need us this holiday season and beyond

Shopping local, especially now, is an investment in our community’s future

  • Nov 23, 2020
As we budget for the season – no matter how much we have to spend – we should give first thought to our local merchants. (123rf.com)
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LETTERS: Integrity is part of democracy

Re: U.S. election chaos puts democracy in doubt (Our View, Nov. 19)…

  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTERS: Keep up the good work

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  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTER: Premier fails to take action

Premier John Horgan recently won a majority mandate, yet he appears impotent.…

  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTER: MLA pensions hard to justify

I heartily agree with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that MLA pensions are…

  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTER: We cannot accept this ‘new normal’

We will soon be sheltering in place, wearing masks indefinitely, and grudgingly…

  • Nov 22, 2020
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