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Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes on scene in early February, when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding in the area. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)

UPDATE: Two missing scout leaders found near Sooke after swollen creek traps troop

Third leader and scouts located, prior to search for two leaders who’d gone for help

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes on scene in early February, when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding in the area. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
The gates leading to the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park has not been closed in years, according to area residents (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)

Province increases security at Sooke park after three men swept away by river

Three men killed when accessing the park due to heavy rains, flooding

The gates leading to the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park has not been closed in years, according to area residents (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)

Sooke rallies to show its support in the wake of tragic deaths

Fund raising efforts, scholarships and meal trains have all been launched

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. (Black Press Media)

Story of fatal misadventure emerging from B.C. river search for missing men

Two dead, another missing after torrential rains swell Sooke River on southern Vancouver Island

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. (Black Press Media)
Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found

Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found

A weekend search for three young men on southern Vancouver Island ends in tragedy

Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found
Nathan Cullen finished his “Building a Healthier Future” tour in Sooke on Tuesday. The tour was a series of informal meetings regarding the upcoming federal election. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)

Island NDP discuss push back against Singh’s ethnic background

Island NDP discuss push back against leader’s ethnic background

Nathan Cullen finished his “Building a Healthier Future” tour in Sooke on Tuesday. The tour was a series of informal meetings regarding the upcoming federal election. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)
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Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

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Sooke Mounties have charged two men following a traffic stop. (Black Press Media)
Sooke Mounties have charged two men following a traffic stop. (Black Press Media)
DFO announced new limits on recreational chinook fishing on Tuesday. File photo

Limits on chinook sport fishing could cause devastating economic ripples

Vancouver Island fishing guides concerned over salmon sport catch reductions to save declining stock

DFO announced new limits on recreational chinook fishing on Tuesday. File photo
Video game addiction has been recognized by the World Health Organization who estimates that three per cent of gamers will become addicted. (file photo)

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Video game addiction has been recognized by the World Health Organization who estimates that three per cent of gamers will become addicted. (file photo)
This realistic looking DND dummy apparently went astray and was reported as a body to RCMP. A relieved RCMP detachment issues a tongue-in-cheek press release on the matter. (RCMP)

Training dummy or actual body? B.C. RCMP recovery mission takes a humorous turn

“Cold and unresponsive” body was DND training dummy

This realistic looking DND dummy apparently went astray and was reported as a body to RCMP. A relieved RCMP detachment issues a tongue-in-cheek press release on the matter. (RCMP)
Stephane Marcotte and Sarge have formed a powerful bond that allows Marcotte to lead a normal life. He takes issue with equating service dogs with emotional support animals. (Black Press)

Emotional support concept can harm legitimate service animals

True service animals are trained and certified

Stephane Marcotte and Sarge have formed a powerful bond that allows Marcotte to lead a normal life. He takes issue with equating service dogs with emotional support animals. (Black Press)
Oak Bay Police are reminding residents that the wild animals may forcefully and aggressively defend their young against perceived threats. The best way to avoid human-wildlife conflicts with deer is to stay a safe distance away. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Herd of deer attack B.C. woman

This isn’t the first time deer attacks have frightened residents in the province

Oak Bay Police are reminding residents that the wild animals may forcefully and aggressively defend their young against perceived threats. The best way to avoid human-wildlife conflicts with deer is to stay a safe distance away. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
A tarp covers the site of what is believed to be an ancient First Nations burial site uncovered during a home demolition on Killarney Road.                                Tim Collins/News Staff

Human bones found on B.C. construction site

Construction halted on a Vancouver Island property near where other First Nations remains had been found

A tarp covers the site of what is believed to be an ancient First Nations burial site uncovered during a home demolition on Killarney Road.                                Tim Collins/News Staff
Quick action by the Bay Street Fire Station crew saved a building on Pandora as one resident was sent to hospital with serious burns. BLACK PRESS file photo

Man suffers severe burns in early-morning fire in Victoria

Fire above thrift store controlled by Victoria Fire Service

Quick action by the Bay Street Fire Station crew saved a building on Pandora as one resident was sent to hospital with serious burns. BLACK PRESS file photo
When using a trampoline, participants should stay within their skill level, says a Victoria gymnastics club manager. (Photo courtesy Flying Squirrel)

Operator of national trampoline park chain reacts to Richmond tragedy

Parks have numerous safety standards, but users must sign an injury waiver

When using a trampoline, participants should stay within their skill level, says a Victoria gymnastics club manager. (Photo courtesy Flying Squirrel)
Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, unload supplies purchased by West Shore volunteers after Hurricane Matthew. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

B.C. volunteers plan to step up in Haiti despite Trump’s alleged remarks

Support for Haitian orphans continues

Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, unload supplies purchased by West Shore volunteers after Hurricane Matthew. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)