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From bosun to admiral

Roger Girouard dedicated 35 years to a career in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring as a rear admiral in 2007.

Veteran earns stripes fighting PTSD

Sooke war veteran Chris Linford started out his military career more than 30 years ago with a simple goal: become a pipe band drummer.

CRD adds more land to Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve

The $475,000 purchase, announced Tuesday, consists of two lots totalling 39 hectares of land near Ayum Creek.

12 to 15 years for killing his mother?

Sooke resident Michael McCormick, 38, pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of mother

SEAPARC weight room a step closer

The proposed $2-million project will see an addition to the SEAPARC complex, with approximately 5,000 square feet of additional space

ICBC, RCMP warn of pedestrian, vehicle crashes

ICBC reports collisions with pedestrians spike significantly in the fall and winter

East Sooke artist communicates to world through expressive art

Angela Menzies uses her fascination with the human psyche to tell a story

Surfing area to be tested for pollution

CRD will conduct testing following reports a closed mine may have contaminated the popular beach

Seniors decide retirement doesn’t suit them

Frank Gertsma, 85, and Telford Nault, 74, buck trend and work into their senior years.

Get ready for the Shakeout

The Shakeout is back to test how prepared you are this Thursday (Oct. 20) against an earthquake... even the Big One.

Port Renfrew ravaged by storms

Around 4,500 customers in the Sooke to Port Renfrew area lost power on Friday and on Saturday around 3,000 were without power

SEAPARC arena shinier and brighter than ever

New LED lighting at the recreational facility could save around 150,000 kW in energy per year

French Beach family grappling with lack of support for son with autism

Boy, 4, asked not to return to pre-school but few options now available

Sooke man envisions wishing pond for town centre

Proposal eyed near the new Vancouver Island Regional Library

Student predicts Jordan River can be saved

Salmon spawning ground decimayed by copper mine tailings

Childcare, transportation, anti terror bill issues top Sooke MP’s agenda

Randall Garrison said he will be raising issues that come out of Sooke in particular, such as lack of childcare and transportation.

Sooke students urged to use ‘active’ transportation to get to school

A new CRD program is encouraging children to walk, ride or roll to school, as as well as using existing transit and school buses.

Retired teacher creates dark universe

It wasn’t until he retired from his career as a teacher when his drive for writing really came through.

New Mounties join local ranks

Cpl. Dawn Gilhen and Const. Jason Messenger assigned to Sooke.

Sooke couple brings fudge to the stars

Kelly and Paul Derocco with their Fudge in a Round fudge that was served as part of swag bags during the Emmy Awards in Hollywood recently.