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Sooke man charged with animal cruelty

Sooke man charged with animal cruelty

Dog died after ruptured uterus not treated, says SPCA

Sooke man charged with animal cruelty
Sooke rejects plan for cell tower

Sooke rejects plan for cell tower

Freedom Mobile wants to build 50-metre tower

Sooke rejects plan for cell tower
A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)

UPDATE: Six rescued after abandoning boat near Billings Spit

The small boat ran aground on a sandbank, near Sooke

A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)
Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin

Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin

The boat began taking on water at about 2 p.m

Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin
Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. (Tall Trees Music festival photo)

No fentanyl found at Tall Tree Music festival

Organizers made a decision to increase harm reduction and medical services this year

Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. (Tall Trees Music festival photo)
An airtanker drops fire retardant on the blaze just below Mt. Quimper in this photo taken Tuesday evening from East Sooke (Photo/Armin Sielopp)

‘Human activity’ likely cause of fire on Mount Manuel Quimper

Sooke Fire Rescue, Wildfire B.C. partially contained blaze last night

An airtanker drops fire retardant on the blaze just below Mt. Quimper in this photo taken Tuesday evening from East Sooke (Photo/Armin Sielopp)
New Island connection opens up the Great Trail

New Island connection opens up the Great Trail

Trail connection provides new opportunities on South Island

New Island connection opens up the Great Trail
Grand Analog is among the many bands performing at this weekend’s Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew. (Contributed)

Thousands expected at Port Renfrew’s Tall Tree festival this weekend

Tall Tree Music Festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Browns Mountain

Grand Analog is among the many bands performing at this weekend’s Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew. (Contributed)
CRD directors cash in on pay raise

CRD directors cash in on pay raise

Juan de Fuca director Mike Hicks among top paid politicians

CRD directors cash in on pay raise
Old church bell rings anew in Sooke

Old church bell rings anew in Sooke

Holy Trinity Anglican Church bell rededicated and put into service after 12 years in storage

Old church bell rings anew in Sooke
Runner earns stripes in military trenches

Runner earns stripes in military trenches

CFB Esquimalt Navy Run hits start line on June 18

Runner earns stripes in military trenches
Toyko Police Club is among headline acts at this summer’s Tall Tree Festival. (Contributed)

Tall Tree offers hope to Pemberton ticket holders

Tall Tree Festival offers exchange ticket for fans with cancelled Pemberton tickets.

Toyko Police Club is among headline acts at this summer’s Tall Tree Festival. (Contributed)
One of several monumental western red cedars located in Jurassic Grove, near Port Renfrew. (TJ Watt/Ancient Forest Alliance)

‘Stunning grove’ of unprotected old-growth trees located near Port Renfrew

Ancient Forest Alliance dubs unprotected forest area Jurassic Grove

One of several monumental western red cedars located in Jurassic Grove, near Port Renfrew. (TJ Watt/Ancient Forest Alliance)
Cheering students welcome announcement of Tour de Rock team in Sooke

Cheering students welcome announcement of Tour de Rock team in Sooke

The 24-member team will cycle the length of the Island , raising money for pediatric cancer research

Cheering students welcome announcement of Tour de Rock team in Sooke
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Greater Victoria

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Greater Victoria

Storm expected to hit by late afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Greater Victoria