Kevin Laird

Firefighters called for technical rescue at Sooke Potholes

Woman breaks her leg while walking along riverbed

Vancouver Island’s long road to recovery will have a few bumps

Some things will never be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic, local experts say

Work on Highway 14 realignment will start this fall

Sooke project moves into final stage after public feedback

Bear watchers urge bear awareness

Educational group kicks up social media presence in response to social distancing.

Island Health takes lid off bottled water

Rules eased for water dispensing machine use in grocery stores

Sooke RCMP not enforcing school zone speed limits

Because students not attending class, the school zone is not enforceable, police say

Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen

Whiffin Spit and Marine Boardwalk most popular areas for park users

Sooke home is a grand prize in hospital lottery

The grand prize winner can choose one of eight luxury homes around the province

Island woman, 93, sews aprons for grocery store workers

Sooke’s Emilia “Oma” Tkacz has been donating her crafts to the community for years

Pacheedaht First Nation closes campground, lodge due to COVID-19

Health and safety of community top priority, says First Nation

Sooke’s Otter Point Dental patients warned of coronavirus exposure

Staff member attended Vancouver conference, self-quarantined

Does Galloping Goose leash law have too much bite?

Dog control laws on popular south Island trail system working in urban areas, not in rural?

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

Body of third missing man found in Sooke River

The bodies of two other men were found Sunday

Sooke launches Hockeyville bid

Up for grabs: $250,000 in arena upgrades and an NHL game

Sooke runner breaks record with 200th consecutive race

Bruce Hawkes began Island Race Series streak in 1995

King tides rolling in along coast this weekend

The high tides are forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday; officials urge caution

Invasive English holly poses threat to Island’s eco-system

Not so jolly holly, say conservationists, as invasive species attacks indigenous plants

Vancouver Island schools have a goose poop problem

Officials struggling to react as birds leave excrement everywhere on fields

Island MP Randall Garrison predicts NDP won’t suffer fate of other social democrats

He also questions projections that show his riding a toss-up and the Greens eating into NDP support