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Up to four deaths linked to flu sweeping Island region

It’s not uncommon to see an increase in the number of flu cases over the holidays, says Island Health

Sooke mayor resurrects New Year’s levée

Just like monarchs and magistrates of old welcomed their town folk in the new year, Maja Tait will hold a special levée on Jan. 1

MY FAVOURITE STORY OF THE YEAR: Youth shine in accomplishments

This has been a year of many great accomplishments for Sooke’s young adults

Port Renfrew school hoping to draw on $200,000 provincial grant

Provincial Rural Enhancement Grant designed to aid smaller rural schools

Sooke businesses saw success in 2016

Producing enough building space (commercial or residential) continues to be a challenge for Sooke region

EMCS Wolverines face off Mt. Doug on own home turf

Weekend tourney will be good practice for playoffs next year, says coach

Food bank filling up for Christmas

The Sooke Food Bank is filling up nicely thanks to two major food drives in the last two weeks, organizers say.

VIDEO: Sooke ballet presents the Nutcracker this weekend at EMCS

An introduction to classical ballet with lots of excitement for the whole family.

Governor General honours Sooke resident

Wendy Morton awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

Black bears staying up past their bedtime

Bears avoid hibernation and keep eating and causing problems in Sooke, Highlands and West Saanich

Firefighters, cops now carry naloxone

Firefighters are finishing up their training in dealing with opiod overdoses, following a provincewide push to stall fentanyl-related deaths

Santa Claus Parade comes to Sooke

Lights, sleighs, wacky grinches and cool wizards and neat nutcrackers roam through centre of town

Port Renfrew eyes first gas station

The station will be built on Pacheedaht First Nation property next to the Port Renfrew Fire Hall

Seniors drop in centre closes doors

The centre shut down after nearly a decade of struggles with inadequate facilities and dwindling member numbers

Prepare yourself this weekend for a real classic musical: Annie

Relive the epic journey of an inspiring New York City orphan from 1930s

Sing along with the Celtic Christmas choir

Get into the Celtic spirit with 12 songs and beautiful vocals.

Christmas Bureau brings cheer to less fortunate in Sooke

The Sooke Christmas Bureau began gearing up for another busy holiday season last week

Could a wishing pond be Sooke’s next landmark?

Paul Unwin is trying to convince Sooke council to build a wishing pond in the town core

Beer pours at new brewery

The first-time brewery has made a big impression with locals

Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan offers monthly legal clinic

MLA John Horgan says many constituents come to his office looking for legal advice