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Local news for Sooke, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | Sooke News MIrror

CRD board approves budget for 2014

In late March, the Capital Regional District Board approved its 2014 budget, focused on enhancing infrastructure and providing services that are priorities for the region.

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5 hrs ago | Sooke News MIrror

Police Beat April 16, 2014

Sooke RCMP are investigating a complaint of assault with a weapon. On April 9, 2014 at approximately 17:45 hours, a retired couple were walking their dog on the Galloping Goose trail near Manzer Road.

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5 hrs ago | Sooke News MIrror

Looking Back April 16, 2014

Local people who have worked toward an interpretive facility at Charters Creek were asked to pose on the occasion of a $228,800 donation from the Pacific Salmon Foundation on April 16, 2010.

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6 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Rhodos, rhodos everywhere

It's early spring and that means eye-popping colours around every corner - tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, camellias, flowering plums and cherries, and, of course, rhododendrons.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sooke News MIrror

Businesses honoured with awards

The ballroom at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort was full of people from Sooke's business community for the 2013 Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Arts: Barking Dog Studio opens

The line of shops along Otter Point Road is beginning to resemble an art row with the influx of new businesses promoting art and craft.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Arts: Changes in store for South Shore Gallery

Jessie Taylor-Dodd accepts the keys to the South Shore Gallery from Elizabeth Tanner.

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Sooke News MIrror

Doctors initiate survey on health care

The Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice representing over 450 family doctors working on southern Vancouver Island are surveying community members to better understand local health care needs.

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Sooke News MIrror

Water woes addressed by water commission

Water, along with food and shelter, are necessities of life and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks wants to ensure families in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area have enough water.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

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Game of Thrones fan jewellery: Made in Vancouver

In preparation for St. Patrick's Day on Monday, thousands lined the streets for the city's 10th annual parade.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Sooke News MIrror

Water woes no more

Water along with food and shelter are necessities of life and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks wants to ensure families in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area have enough water.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Sooke News MIrror

Council Briefs- April 2, 2014

The contract, for 500 metres of new road and multi-use trail, will cost the District of Sooke $1,791,642, as per the low bid from Sooke Backhoe Services.

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Sooke News MIrror

Looking Back - April 2, 2014

A 340-unit townhouse and condo development is being proposed for Sooke. Mariners Village, which will be located on close to 12 acres in the centre of Sooke, is being proposed by Mike Barrie and a group of investors.

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Sooke News MIrror

Shifting the lens on Sooke's gold rush

Last week, we looked at the history of Sooke's gold rush and examined the origins of expedition leader Peter Johm Leech's famously -attributed quote, "The gold will speak for itself."

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Vashon Loop

Fail Whale

I write this on the sorrowful anniversary of Tsu'xiit/Luna's death. Hail pounds the roof, as it did on the day Luna died.

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Sooke News MIrror

Save the bones from Davy Jones

Scores of people came to stare at the dead 20-tonne grey whale that had washed up on the shores of East Sooke.

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Sooke News MIrror

Looking Back - March 26, 2014

David Basi, the former ministerial aide to former finance minister Gary Collins, will be making his first B.C. Supreme Court appearance on April 1. He was committed to trial on March 11. Basi is charged with breach of trust in connection with the removal of Sunriver Estates lands from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

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Sooke News MIrror

Shifting the lens on Sooke's gold rush

"The gold will speak for itself." The quote is typically attributed to Leech, but researcher and soon-to-be-author Bart van den Berk has a copy of the letter from Robert Brown, dating back to 1864, showing that the words came from Brown and not Leech.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Organic farming workshops set for Sooke

ALM Organic Farm in Sooke has announced its spring calendar of workshops for backyard growers and others wishing to grow their own produce.

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Sooke News MIrror

There is help available for wounded warriors, says retired Lieut.-Col. who has been there

Chris Linford can identify two incidents where his involvement in war-torn parts of the world definitely had a deep and lasting effect on his mental health and wellbeing.

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