Britt Santowski

A scene from the recent Youth Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show.

Youth launch a mentorship program

Sooke Youth Council seeks local female role models

A scene from the recent Youth Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show.
A dwindling number of campers show up for semi-weekly meetings.

Resident at Beecher Bay receive extension

Campground tenants are able to stay at Cheanu First Nation site until Sept. 1

A dwindling number of campers show up for semi-weekly meetings.
Firefighters come through the smoke to try to douse the stubborn fire at Evergreen Centre on July 31.

Fire devastates local businesses

An early morning fire in Sooke is deemed suspicious

Firefighters come through the smoke to try to douse the stubborn fire at Evergreen Centre on July 31.
The Sooke News Mirror's office

Sooke News Mirror is open for business

It takes more than an office-demolishing fire to shut down the news. The Sooke News Mirror is open for business.

The Sooke News Mirror's office

Chinook Salmon Derby turns 10

For 10 years now, the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society (SSES) has been hosting the Chinook Salmon Derby.

Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.

“I like my face as it is,” says bike rider wearing full-faced helmet

Throttle Therapy examines end-of-life issues as it relates to the sanity of wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.
The Seaspan Eagle and RCM-SAR vessels in action.

Rescue station gets donation

Royal Canadian Marine Search and rescue receives $300,000

The Seaspan Eagle and RCM-SAR vessels in action.
Fred Hamilton cresting a wave at Sombrio Beach.

Boarders board a two-hour super bore

Sooke resident Fred Hamilton surfs a 29 km bore, then co-coordinates a record-breaking ride.

Fred Hamilton cresting a wave at Sombrio Beach.
An early morning fire rages through the office building at 6660 Sooke Road

Sooke businesses up in smoke in this early morning fire

Several businesses in Sooke have had their offices completely destroyed by a blaze that raced through the building at 6660 Sooke Road.

An early morning fire rages through the office building at 6660 Sooke Road

Take me out to the ball game

Free fastball comes to Sooke so turn off the TVs and iPhones and come on out for a game.

Stampflee’s steady successes

One of Sooke’s dedicated triathlon athletes, Owen Stampflee, competed at the Subaru Vancouver Triathlon.

Concerned residents of the Beecher Bay campground gather for a meeting to discuss the 30-day notice given to them on July 11

Campground residents hire lawyer

30-day notice is not sufficient for long-term tenants

Concerned residents of the Beecher Bay campground gather for a meeting to discuss the 30-day notice given to them on July 11

Lagging Loggers not so lucky

For the first time this season, the Sooke Loggers have not come out on top.

Rene

Beecher Bay residents face eviction

30-day notice is not enough time to relocate say residents

Rene

Doing the group thing

Throttle Therapy: There’s magic in motorcycling when riding in groups

Philly Fling entertains huge crowd

Annual outdoor concert in Sooke was graced with sunshine and enthusiasm

Retirees Gail and Rene Patenaude stand in front of their house at the Beecher Bay camp ground. Rene has lived there for 30 years. He first moved in with a trailer and

Cheanuh Campground at Beecher Bay scheduled to close, residents to vacate in less than one month

The Cheanuh campground will close on August 11 to allow for development that will help the Beecher Bay Band improve their quality of life.

Retirees Gail and Rene Patenaude stand in front of their house at the Beecher Bay camp ground. Rene has lived there for 30 years. He first moved in with a trailer and
Jamie Newman (left) and Tara Ferguson (right)

From Sunriver to High River

Locals organize bottle drive to help flood victims

Jamie Newman (left) and Tara Ferguson (right)
French Beach has fire pits for picnics.

Play it safe with campfires in parks

With the weather heating things up, be cautious with flames

French Beach has fire pits for picnics.
Frederique Philip

Recognized worldwide as a desirable destination

The venerable Sooke Harbour House is one of the top 500 hotels in the world

Frederique Philip