Britt Santowski

A 2001 Ford Escort caught fire at a home in Sunriver.

Car burns in owner’s driveway

Sunriver homeowners lose vehicle in unexplained car fire

A 2001 Ford Escort caught fire at a home in Sunriver.
Garnet Van Dyck

The rewards of perseverance

Sooke soccer star receives scholarship to attend University of Regina.

Garnet Van Dyck
Emma Bouvier (centre) sits with Kathy Sudlow

Local student gets scholarship to military college

Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year paved way for Sooke student

Emma Bouvier (centre) sits with Kathy Sudlow
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

Throttle Therapy looks at roundabouts: It’s enough to make you dizzy.

Navigating roundabouts sounds easy in theory but get more complicated in practice. Throttle therapy takes a spin from a biker's perspective.

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

Shawnigan Lake Triathlon Summary

Sooke-relevant results of the Shawnigan Lake Triathlon

Luke Arden pitching for the Sooke Blue flames in a game against Langford Lightning.

Sooke Blue Flames burn for more players

The Sooke U12 Boys faced some great pitching in the first game and lost 16-7 to Langford.

Luke Arden pitching for the Sooke Blue flames in a game against Langford Lightning.
Some of the rescue dogs at Sacred Circle Farm.

Animal rescue farms needs help

Ailing farm owner needs help with animals in her care

Some of the rescue dogs at Sacred Circle Farm.
Sooke Secret Garden Tour

Scenes from the gardens

Sooke's secret Garden Tour was a fundraiser for the orchestra

Sooke Secret Garden Tour
Emily gets skipping at Sooke elementary school's Jumprope for heart event.

Jump for health

Students at Sooke elementary jumped for heart's sake

Emily gets skipping at Sooke elementary school's Jumprope for heart event.
Darrell Danyluck starts his last day of work by driving over his alarm clock

Retiring the bus and the alarm clock

Bus driver retires after 34 years on the road to Sooke

Darrell Danyluck starts his last day of work by driving over his alarm clock
Maurice Michaud

The wiffle and the pickleball

Pickleball, a new sporting craze, has arrived in Sooke. It's a mix between ping pong, tennis and badminton.

Maurice Michaud
“Lion Kay

Dog guides make life safer for many

Sooke Harbourside Lions hold fundraiser for dog guides

“Lion Kay
Sooke Loggers

Undefeated, Loggers take the fast-pitch trophy

The Sooke Loggers played in the Kelowna May Days fast pitch softball tournament, and walked away as the undefeated champions.

Sooke Loggers
Bob Liptrot shows how the honey is gently extracted from the hive using this honey extractor.

Honey bee awareness day well received in Sooke

A day of awareness, education and family fun held at Tugwell Creek Hiney Farm and Meadry

Bob Liptrot shows how the honey is gently extracted from the hive using this honey extractor.
Victoria Prep faced off against Duncan on Saturday morning. It was a close game that could have gone either way

Sooke’s annual Denmark Basketball Challenge won by Denmark’s EVN

This past weekend men's basketball teams from Southern Vancouver Island and Denmark played in the Denmark Challenge.

Victoria Prep faced off against Duncan on Saturday morning. It was a close game that could have gone either way
Bethany from Journey middle school enjoys skating in the sun while earning credits.

Gr8 Sk8boarding

Students from Journey middle school enjoyed an afternoon skateboarding lesson at the Sooke Sk8 Park.

Bethany from Journey middle school enjoys skating in the sun while earning credits.
The Sooke Bantam B girls with their medals after a long game against very worthy opponents.

Ten innings to gold

In a recent tournament, Sooke girls’ Bantam B team reached for, and achieved, a gold medal victory.

The Sooke Bantam B girls with their medals after a long game against very worthy opponents.
Nine-year-old Alabama Pedersen at the helm with eight-year-old Tobias Conradi giving the thumbs up in Coopers Cove.

Smooth waters at Sooke sailing school

The Sooke Sailing Association will be offering its second annual sailing camp for children between the ages of six and 14 again this year.

Nine-year-old Alabama Pedersen at the helm with eight-year-old Tobias Conradi giving the thumbs up in Coopers Cove.
Late last month

Kaylee Dorval receives Leadership Award medal

Late April 2013, one of Sooke’s EMCS Rugby players received a Leadership Award.

Late last month
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

ATGATT and other cool motorcycling acronyms

Motorcycling columnist from Sooke News Mirror shares her knowledge of motorcycle "lingo."

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25