Britt Santowski

Singers from the “Voices in Bloom” concert

Sooke Youth choir ready for a new season

Another season is on the horizon for young singers

Singers from the “Voices in Bloom” concert
From the end or Arranwood Drive looking towards Poirier elementary

Paving purgatory at Ecole Poirier

Connecting roads will take some time to be completed

From the end or Arranwood Drive looking towards Poirier elementary
Cadet Lyra Hindrichs with her flight instructor

Sweet 16 and flying high

Sixteen-year-old Lyra Hindrichs of Sooke has taken to the sky, flying in a glider. Apparently, she likes it up there.

Cadet Lyra Hindrichs with her flight instructor
Developer David Butterfield with an artist’s rendering of the proposed resort at Cheanuh Marina.

Plans for resort development moving ahead

Beecher Bay First Nation plans resort with 99-year lease

Developer David Butterfield with an artist’s rendering of the proposed resort at Cheanuh Marina.
Firefighters tend to multiple hotspots in the late morning of August 22 in a construction site just north of Maple Park Terrace in Sooke.

Blasting sets off blaze

Residential area in Sooke was the site of a brush fire

Firefighters tend to multiple hotspots in the late morning of August 22 in a construction site just north of Maple Park Terrace in Sooke.

Back to school

Some suggestions for students, parents and the public

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Sunriver Community Garden is flourishing

Produce from the garden helps out the Sooke Food Bank

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A water-damaged house in High River. With insurance largely unavailable

Gift cards sent to flood victims

Fundraiser by Sooke resident appreciated by Albertans

A water-damaged house in High River. With insurance largely unavailable

Sooke’s summer slo pitch invitational winners

On the August long weekend (Aug 3 - 5), Sooke’s Slo Pitch hosted an Invitational tournament.

Adam Schnarr in good form at a practice session in Sooke.

High hopes smashed as Loggers meet with disappointment at the ISC

Sooke Loggers had a great season overall, but did not fare as well as they expected at the ISC Worlds.

Adam Schnarr in good form at a practice session in Sooke.
A scene from the recent Youth Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke youth getting active

Sooke Youth Council is helping lead the way for teens

A scene from the recent Youth Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show
Peter Tarnowski pitching for the Shakers

A whole bunch of moving and shaking at the 54-50 Invitational

Seven mixed teams played in the 54/50 invitational.

Peter Tarnowski pitching for the Shakers
RBC branch manager Krista Moffett along with her team announce the collective donation of $6

After the fire: a big thank you

Royal Bank and Evergreen Centre host a barbecue for Sooke residents

RBC branch manager Krista Moffett along with her team announce the collective donation of $6
Tired paddlers Chief Gordon Planes

It’s all about the journey

Paddlers from first nations groups across the Pacific Northwest take part in Tribal Journey

Tired paddlers Chief Gordon Planes
Del Clark won the Open Category with a catch weighing in at 34.20 pounds. Dave Powell and John Redlick came in second and third

Tenth annual Chinook Derby in Sooke has many winners

The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society (SSES) has just completed its first decade of Chinook Salmon Derby.

Del Clark won the Open Category with a catch weighing in at 34.20 pounds. Dave Powell and John Redlick came in second and third
Rowan James with his “Journey to Grandmaster” vision board behind him.

Sooke chess prodigy heading for Dubai

Eight-year-old chess player among the best in age group in Canada

Rowan James with his “Journey to Grandmaster” vision board behind him.
One big gummy worm

There’s nothing like a big, huge gummy worm

Local candy store in Sooke gives away 22 inch gummy worm

One big gummy worm
Meeting for the first time

Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Rock has many faces

Terry Curry is riding the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Meeting for the first time
A group of dancers doing a dress rehearsal at the Sooke Dance Studio in 2012.

After the fire: Sooke Dance Studio will keep on dancing

The flames may have wrecked their studio but it won't stop the dancers

A group of dancers doing a dress rehearsal at the Sooke Dance Studio in 2012.
Scott Lieph during practice in Sooke.

Loggers at ICS

Sooke Loggers are playing at the ISC World Tournament Quad Cities IA/IL this week. First game won, 10-3 in five innings.

Scott Lieph during practice in Sooke.