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Recent Comments

  • From Donna M. Southwood on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    Someone needs to teach the deer around here how to trim a hedge properly.

    2018/01/21 at 5:05 am
  • From Zoe Baldwin on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    When I first moved here I was stunned that people would choose trees shaped like penises!

    2018/01/21 at 4:13 am
  • From Kay Heasman McGlennon on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    I call it “The Lollipop Effect”.

    2018/01/21 at 1:02 am
  • From Kerri Anderson on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    Gotta love the deer!

    2018/01/21 at 12:39 am
  • From Lorraine Hill on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    I used to wonder why so many people would trim their cypress hedges to look like a bunch of penises

    2018/01/21 at 12:20 am
    • From Anna Campbell on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

      Hahahahahahahah only you

      2018/01/21 at 12:24 am
  • From Karissa Parrish on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    I don’t think the deer can prune a perfect line!

    2018/01/20 at 11:57 pm
  • From Ron Gelinas on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    if it was Mr. Horigan’s child, they would the drug’s in a minute.

    2018/01/20 at 10:39 pm
  • From Jason Dixon on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    So edgy I got cut for 10 stitches just reading it.

    2018/01/20 at 9:12 pm
  • From Tom on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Rather than traffic lights at these intersections why not roundabouts?

    2018/01/20 at 8:45 pm
  • From Trina on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    How about lighted a cross walk near 17 Mile/Gillespie Rd?! I understand the parking lot across from the pub is not a BC Transit park and ride, but that is exacltly what it is during the weekdays. Doesn’t matter who owns it, people, including myself use it as part of the commute. It is SO dangerous trying to cross Sooke Rd in rush hour traffic, especially during the winter months in the dark.

    2018/01/20 at 7:49 pm
  • From Krista Kosyra on Who's really losing the weight, you or your wallet?

    Real food real results

    2018/01/20 at 6:32 pm
  • From Bessie Tymchuk on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

    Great speaking Colby, cheers.

    2018/01/20 at 4:38 pm
  • From Phil B on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Regarding signal lights at Gillespie and HWY 14, Clancy said, “Ideally a light may help, but do you think it’s feasible because of the sharp curve for eastbound traffic on Sooke Road? Cars may not see the light until they’re right at the intersection.” A solution that would work as a heads up is a ‘stop ahead when signals flashing’ warning sign on either side of the intersection.

    2018/01/20 at 3:00 pm
  • From kara middleton on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    I agree with many commenters that the LEFT TURN FROM GILLESPIE into Sooke is an urgent matter. (And also the left turn from the small “Park and Ride lot”.) It greatly affects the community of East Sooke, which will be growing faster in population in the next year or two. I know East Sooke residents (me included!) who are just not going into Sooke as much any more – especially in the evenings – because it’s too difficult and dangerous. BTW: it looks there will be a public meeting about Road Safety and Improvement, with politicians and reps from MOT, at the East Sooke Community Hall at 7 pm on Feb 15.

    2018/01/20 at 2:20 pm
  • From Helene Harrison on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

    a year ago last May our family took a drive out to Port Renfrew; we haven’t been back since, due to the extremely poor quality of the road. Anyone with a bad back will not appreciate the bumping jarring etc. Hopefully the road will be repaired and not by dumping blobs of tar over poor sections.

    2018/01/20 at 2:18 pm
  • From lynda slater on Letter: Mysterious muffin-shaped hedge trimming included clean-up, Thank You!

    Thank the deer:)

    2018/01/20 at 1:40 pm
  • From Brenda on Five Sooke Businesses Nominated for the 2018 BE Awards

    Congratulations to all the businesses nominated and especially Sooke’s 5 finalists. You all do Sooke proud

    2018/01/20 at 1:24 pm
  • From david evans on Five Sooke Businesses Nominated for the 2018 BE Awards

    Very pleased that The Stick has been nominated at the Vancouver Island Business Awards!

    Thanks to the person who submitted us.
    🙂

    2018/01/20 at 12:35 pm
  • From barb on CRA scam prompts warning from detectives

    Revenue Canada DOES contact you over the phone. To say they NEVER call you is incorrect!..I was leary regarding the phone call..and I received a follow up letter from CRA..regarding my contributions to CPP..EI…they were very well aware of my T4 slips and my “MY ACCT” info..they did not ask for money..they did not ask for my SIN number..

    2018/01/20 at 12:12 pm
  • From Anna Peakman on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    I would rather a louder voice from the medical community defend why this one drug is the only option rather than politicians making the decision

    2018/01/20 at 5:11 am
  • From David Tillich on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Very little in this phase addresses safety. Their priorities are mind boggling. How is a lookout at Sombrero beach even part of a highway upgrade geared to reducing accidents and improving traffic flow?
    Another question that came to my mind is very recently Sooke was in the news with a crisis of unavailable housing for the current trades people. The reason I moved to Sooke ( 2010/11) originally was because I was working on a 6 month road job (Grant Rd) and refused to commute.

    2018/01/20 at 4:42 am
  • From Sandy Leigh on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

    If the Gov put in a four- lane highway right to port renfew and put a hospital somewhere in the middle,,the human specie would flock there like ducks to water,,quacking in majestic contentment

    2018/01/20 at 3:27 am
  • From Rick Gilley on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

    15 KM/hr? What part of the hwy forces you to drive this slow?

    2018/01/20 at 2:16 am
    • From Colby Ray Benty on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

      Between Loss creek and where that clear cut is on the renfrew side of Jordan river… the bus driver is driving that slow out of courtesy for sure, but without a doubt it’s a nasty section of the “highway”

      2018/01/20 at 2:51 am
    • From Angela on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

      I believe he said 50 not 15…. I did that bus ride too…. From grade 6-12 because the school in port renfrew only goes to grade 5.

      2018/01/19 at 7:36 pm
    • From Benda on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

      He’s talking about the road between Port Renfrew and Jordan River. This part of the road needs major repairs.

      2018/01/19 at 7:32 pm
  • From Joanne Strom on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    Wtf I guess he knows how much pain this little guy is in assholes

    2018/01/20 at 1:46 am
  • From Lara Bell on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Lindsay Weldon well looks like things are going to happen

    2018/01/20 at 12:41 am
  • From Laura Olson on BC Ferries goes smoke-free, starting next week

    Discrimination

    2018/01/19 at 11:26 pm
  • From KB on Video: What this Port Renfrew student thinks of today's announcement

    School bus most definitely had to travel at 15 km an hour some parts of the road – mostly between Port Renfrew and Jordan river, extremely difficult for a long school bus to maneuver.

    2018/01/19 at 11:11 pm
  • From Matthew Mossey on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    It’s a start , but wish I wish it was a 4 lane !

    2018/01/19 at 11:09 pm
  • From Vicki Sanneh on This social media check-in cost over $500

    I don’t know…3rd time for this type of ticket..? Should be “3 strikes, your out”..!!! Stupid is as stupid does..!! Are they going to wait until he kills someone before he loses his license for good..??!!! Our laws are too damn lax..!!! STEP IT UP..!!!

    2018/01/19 at 9:34 pm
  • From Ken Kellehar on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    YES ! This should have been done years ago.

    2018/01/19 at 8:56 pm
  • From John C Ross on Sooke Council orders staff to re-tender the Murray staircase contract

    MAYBE COUNCIL COULD RAISE THE LAW SUITE MONEY BY SELLING SOME MORE PRIVATELY FUNDED PARK BENCHES

    2018/01/19 at 8:55 pm
  • From John C Ross on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    YOU CAN BLAME THE DRUG COMPANIES NO DRUG IS WORTH THAT KIND OF MONEY THEY ARE CROOKS WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE ,, THEY HOLD OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AT RANSOM

    2018/01/19 at 5:02 pm
  • From Heather Phillips on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Hi, Boris. I was at the press release gathering. Sooke River Road, the schools and the new commercial development between EMCS and Saseenos are on the list for study and improvement. I guess the ministry recognizes it is a big deal and are on to solving problems. I’m all in favour of traffic lights, myself. Gillespie Road, as another person posted above, could certainly use a light. The Premier, in his announcement, mentioned that the zip line and public house have to be factored in when managing traffic flows at that intersection/area.

    2018/01/19 at 3:52 pm
  • From Boris on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    It doesn’t look like they have figured in the new Tim Hortons. I wonder how they are planning for people to get in and out of it in addition to all the activity at the school.

    2018/01/19 at 3:40 pm
  • From David Bloom on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Great to hear of the road upgrades.
    First step should be better lane and road edge markings.
    Currently almost impossible to see in the dark when it is raining.

    2018/01/19 at 3:32 pm
  • From Don moorcroft on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

    Gillespie needs a stop light at Sooke Rd . There have been so many close calls there it stupid. People get sick of waiting for 5 minutes to make a left into Sooke and take stupid chances

    2018/01/19 at 3:09 pm
    • From Clancy on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

      Happy that changes are coming and completely agree with Don. That intersection needs a complete reorganization, but I recognize my bias because I live nearby. Traffic is so heavy coming from Sooke that sometimes I sit in a line of cars on Gillespie for 5 minutes as 50 cars pass by at 6:45am (I know, a pretty minor complaint, but it signals a potentially larger issue for the future as the population grows). Often, a kind driver from Sooke slows way down and flashes their lights to let me in. Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful for these people, but I could see that it could be dangerous for drivers who aren’t expecting the driver in front to break for no reason. I’m not even going to get into the other issues with this intersection, but I will say I see close calls almost on a daily basis—not an exaggeration. Ideally a light may help, but do you think it’s feasible because of the sharp curve for eastbound traffic on Sooke Road? Cars may not see the light until they’re right at the intersection. But I guess the engineers could figure that out 🙂 There are so many dangerous areas on this road that it will be tricky to satisfy everyone immediately. I’m just pleased that improvements are starting!

      2018/01/20 at 8:58 am
    • From donna on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

      great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2018/01/19 at 6:24 pm
    • From Sean Holland on Improvements on Sooke Rd to begin immediately

      I agree. A stop light would be very welcome there.

      2018/01/19 at 5:44 pm
  • From Marcel Martin on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    assholes ..start a fund raiser at least ya mindless losers

    2018/01/19 at 3:05 pm
  • From Michelle Nex on Sooke Council orders staff to re-tender the Murray staircase contract

    October 20th, 2018

    2018/01/19 at 11:08 am
  • From Denise M Hansen on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    This needs to get picked up by the national and international news – CBC The National, CTV National, King 5, ABC etc.

    2018/01/19 at 8:43 am
  • From Bob Bulback on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    There is what about 13000 people in Sooke?If we all threw in 2 0r 3 bucks a month this little town could get him the drugs he needs.My question is why are these fuckin drugs so costly in the first place…….greed!

    2018/01/19 at 8:18 am
  • From Katrina Mack on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    Who can you go to above John Horgan

    2018/01/19 at 5:52 am
    • From Elayne Ken Thomas on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

      MP –

      2018/01/19 at 7:04 am
  • From Katrina Mack on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    Better to donate the money from losing lotto tickets to the family instead of donating more to the government

    2018/01/19 at 5:51 am
  • From Vanessa Copeman on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    Wow. Looks like we elected the Canadian Trump

    2018/01/19 at 4:15 am
  • From Francine Barber on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    John Horgan, I am not impressed with your — righjt now. What a dissappointment you turned out to be ! What if this was your child ???

    2018/01/19 at 1:47 am
  • From Tami Gaiesky-Meikle on This social media check-in cost over $500

    Serves them right!

    2018/01/18 at 11:48 pm
  • From Tracy Louella Fisher on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    Cannibis people. Don’t be stupid. Cannibis.

    2018/01/18 at 11:41 pm
  • From Dallas Gibson on Premier stands by minister's decision to deny Landen quality of life medication

    70 years of pain and suffering ahead for this poor child and the government couldn’t find the ability to let him at least enjoy his childhood? Disgusting

    2018/01/18 at 11:05 pm
  • From Jason Fawcett on This social media check-in cost over $500

    Good

    2018/01/18 at 10:26 pm
  • From Gerry Lynn Simpson on This social media check-in cost over $500

    should have been more. 3rd time i hear

    2018/01/18 at 10:15 pm
  • From Laurel Lee Mayo on Weekly blasts from Sequim, WA, from PA&E explained

    Thanks for letting us know.

    2018/01/18 at 8:32 pm
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