Dawn Gibson

Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca

Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca

Big Read: Small Island town reborn

Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca
Artist Carey Newman, originally from Sooke, received the Order of B.C. award this year for his installation called The Witness Blanket. The Witness Blanket is a wooden installation made out of hundreds of items from residential schools, churches, government buildings, and cultural structures. (Photo contributed)

Island artist receives Order of B.C. award

Carey Newman created Witness Blanket that travelled across the Nation

Artist Carey Newman, originally from Sooke, received the Order of B.C. award this year for his installation called The Witness Blanket. The Witness Blanket is a wooden installation made out of hundreds of items from residential schools, churches, government buildings, and cultural structures. (Photo contributed)
Proposed fishing restrictions will be devastating: officials

Proposed fishing restrictions will be devastating: officials

DFO seeks feedback on new strategy to protect whales

Proposed fishing restrictions will be devastating: officials
Wildfire on Vancouver Island expands to 85 hectares

Wildfire on Vancouver Island expands to 85 hectares

More resources and firefighters have been sent to fight the out of control blaze northwest of Victoria

Wildfire on Vancouver Island expands to 85 hectares
Vancouver Island building trades could benefit from an Island-wide business licence scheme, say officials. (Sooke News Mirror)

Island-wide business licence eyed

Twenty-four Island communities mulling idea

Vancouver Island building trades could benefit from an Island-wide business licence scheme, say officials. (Sooke News Mirror)
B.C. woman has hundreds show up in $500 Craigslist rental scam

B.C. woman has hundreds show up in $500 Craigslist rental scam

Vancouver Island homeowner says fraudulent post encouraged people to peek in her windows

B.C. woman has hundreds show up in $500 Craigslist rental scam
Island woman plans two massive swims this summer

Island woman plans two massive swims this summer

Water adventure fundraisers for MS and First Nations youth camps

Island woman plans two massive swims this summer
B.C. mom threatens legal action against sunscreen company

B.C. mom threatens legal action against sunscreen company

Caleb Jordan, 6, was covered in blisters 20 minutes after using Banana Boat sunscreen

B.C. mom threatens legal action against sunscreen company
A letter to my former self

A letter to my former self

Black Press Media reporter Dawn Gibson reflects on climbing into the boxing ring for the first time

A letter to my former self
Foot found near Victoria belonged to missing Washington man

Foot found near Victoria belonged to missing Washington man

No foul play suspected in death of Stanley Okumoto, 79

Foot found near Victoria belonged to missing Washington man
Sooke boxing coaches Ellen Connor, left, and Tammy Johnson both joined boxing because it makes them feel empowered, and they hope to encourage others to join the sport. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke boxing duo empowers women

Sooke Boxing Club coaches Ellen Connor and Tammy Johnson explain what they love about the sport

Sooke boxing coaches Ellen Connor, left, and Tammy Johnson both joined boxing because it makes them feel empowered, and they hope to encourage others to join the sport. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
A little bit of rain never stops a true West Coast resident. (Photo by Lee-Ann Ruttan)

January brings 36th wettest year on record for Victoria

A lot of rain fell on Vancouver Island in January. And more…

A little bit of rain never stops a true West Coast resident. (Photo by Lee-Ann Ruttan)
A little bit of rain never stops a true West Coast resident. (Photo by Lee-Ann Ruttan)

January was one of wettest months on record for Island

Tofino saw 250 mm over the course of 36 hours last weekend

A little bit of rain never stops a true West Coast resident. (Photo by Lee-Ann Ruttan)
Vancouver Island mountie fights off face biter

Vancouver Island mountie fights off face biter

The man came outside with a glass of wine in-hand, and told the officer he would not be arrested

Vancouver Island mountie fights off face biter
B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time

B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time

Sooke mom Jillian Lanthier says son Landen Alexa has been forgotten about by Premier John Horgan

B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time
Rescued sea lion released in Sooke

Rescued sea lion released in Sooke

Young animal found in Campbell River three months ago

Rescued sea lion released in Sooke
VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean
Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis
Human foot found on Vancouver Island beach

Human foot found on Vancouver Island beach

Foot found in shoe with part of leg attached

Human foot found on Vancouver Island beach
Human foot with part of leg found on Vancouver Island beach

Human foot with part of leg found on Vancouver Island beach

Sooke RCMP responded to the call at about 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7

Human foot with part of leg found on Vancouver Island beach