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Local MLA John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

East Sooke cow fart project proponents seek to clear the air

Partners of an innovative methane reduction method using seaweed want to set the record straight

 

Property tax rates range from 0.24 per cent to more than 0.6 per cent in a list of B.C. municipalities compiled by a Canadian brokerage. (Black Press Media file photo)

9 Greater Victoria municipalities crack list of B.C.’s highest and lowest property tax rates

Living in Victoria, Saanich means paying over $1K more than other municipalities

 

Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on May 18, 2022. Heritage Canada says an official Canadian portrait of King Charles III will be released “in due course.” (Justin Tang - The Canadian Press)

Where is King Charles’s official portrait?

Government offices and municipal halls not required to display royal portraits

 

WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)

WorkBC in Sooke hosts career and volunteer fair

Event takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 at Edward Milne Community School

WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)
Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria on verge of losing frontline counsellor as youth exploitation cases spike

Funding for Mia Golden’s position ends on Mar. 31, with other options being explored

Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Vancouver Island youth soccer racial abuse prompts quick action

South Island soccer organizations take steps to eliminate all forms of abuse

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LETTER: East Sooke radio tower plan best option

Re: East Sooke radio tower plan gets thumbs down from land use…

  • Jan 30, 2023
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Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)

Wounded Warriors warm-up event hits the road Sunday

Runners set course from Sooke to Sidney

Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)
Starlight Stadium has been the home of Pacific FC since 2018. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Pacific FC to open CPL season against expansion team Vancouver FC

First game will kick off at 7 p.m. on April 14 at Starlight Stadium

Starlight Stadium has been the home of Pacific FC since 2018. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)

Training begins for 13 regional firefighter recruits

Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments work together to teach program

Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)
A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)

Second engineer loses licence over troubled Langford apartment building

Theodore Sorensen had his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia cancelled

A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parked cars covered with snow. Snow removal in Sooke is a problem, says resident in a submission to council. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Pedestrian frustrated by Sooke’s lack of snow clearing

Accessibility hampered by ‘impassable sidewalks’

Parked cars covered with snow. Snow removal in Sooke is a problem, says resident in a submission to council. (File - Shutterstock.com)
Northbound traffic is at a standstill on the Trans-Canada Highway near Thetis Lake. (Drive BC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens after crash near Thetis Lake

DriveBC warns drivers to expect significant delays

Northbound traffic is at a standstill on the Trans-Canada Highway near Thetis Lake. (Drive BC traffic camera)
A POV view from the ROV underwater, finding a piece of discarded ghost gear. (Courtesy of Malahat Nation)

Malahat Nation surveying discovers ‘huge amount’ of ghost gear polluting local waters

Surveys will continue using a remotely operated vehicle and sonar in the nation’s territorial waters

A POV view from the ROV underwater, finding a piece of discarded ghost gear. (Courtesy of Malahat Nation)
From left to right: co-owners Michelle Morgan, Michael Morgan and Dirk Slot behind the bar at Mile Zero Brewing in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

VIDEO: New Metchosin nano-brewery’s taps now flowing after opening

Mile Zero Brewing is planning a grand opening come patio season

From left to right: co-owners Michelle Morgan, Michael Morgan and Dirk Slot behind the bar at Mile Zero Brewing in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Wendy Mitchell outside her workshop in her Metchosin house, wearing a vest she made out of the mushroom dye. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

‘Dyeing is chemical, but it’s also magic’: Metchosinites making mushroom dyes

Wendy Mitchell is using mushrooms to make dyes, ink and paper

Wendy Mitchell outside her workshop in her Metchosin house, wearing a vest she made out of the mushroom dye. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus will host their annual Tea and Symphony concert on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Contributed)

Tea and Symphony a treat for the senses

Event takes place Feb. 12 at Sooke Community Hall

The Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus will host their annual Tea and Symphony concert on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Contributed)
TJ’s The Kiddies Shop has opened a second Greater Victoria location in Colwood on Island Highway. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Popular Greater Victoria baby store opening second location with ‘curated’ items

The Island Highway shop is debuting new initiatives for the B.C. chain

TJ’s The Kiddies Shop has opened a second Greater Victoria location in Colwood on Island Highway. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Sooke is a fishing hotspot for five species of salmon and halibut. (Contributed - Fishing-Booker)

Sooke one of the best places to fish in Canada: survey

‘Fishing is on fire practically all year’

Sooke is a fishing hotspot for five species of salmon and halibut. (Contributed - Fishing-Booker)
Liz Barrett had hoped to return to her electrician apprenticeship after a year of maternity leave. Now her kids are nearly two years-old, but she can’t go back to work due to the lack of childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Liz Barrett)

Child care, benefits, stigma: barriers for tradespeople fuelling Greater Victoria labour shortages

Canada will face a shortage of at least 10,000 workers in every recognized trade in the next 5 years

Liz Barrett had hoped to return to her electrician apprenticeship after a year of maternity leave. Now her kids are nearly two years-old, but she can’t go back to work due to the lack of childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Liz Barrett)
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