Britt Santowski

Carl Scott and Miller Mason with their medals in a group photo with other SMAA students.

Two Sooke martial artists bring home three international medals

Two of Sooke’s martial artists, Carl Scott and Miller Mason, took home three medals at the Tiger Balm International competition.

Carl Scott and Miller Mason with their medals in a group photo with other SMAA students.

All-star bluegrass concert benefits festival

Get a taste of what’s to come at the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival at a fundraising concert this weekend at Oak Bay United Church.

Call for vendors

The organizer of the Shirley Market is looking for vendors. There are 30 tables available, and half of them have already been spoken for.

Britt Santowski is the editorial cartoonist for the Sooke News Mirror.

Weekly editorial Cartoon

Britt Santowski's take on the tandem gas price rises and falls. Surely there's no price fixing going on. Why, that's illegal!

Britt Santowski is the editorial cartoonist for the Sooke News Mirror.
Two-year-old Kailen Cameron was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis six months ago.

Arthritis not just for adults

When one hears a medical diagnosis of arthritis, they might fairly assume the patient is elderly.

Two-year-old Kailen Cameron was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis six months ago.
While puddles are fun to play in when you're five and wearing rubber gumboots

Throttle therapy: Riding safely in the rain

Here's just a few tips for staying safe in the rain, when riding your motorcycle.

While puddles are fun to play in when you're five and wearing rubber gumboots
If you are interested in following Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa (pictured above) on their journey

Fundraising skate helps Sooke skaters pursue olympic goals

On Saturday, March 23, Sooke’s very own international figure skating pair, Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa, will be skating at SEAPARC.

If you are interested in following Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa (pictured above) on their journey

Sooke physician named Top 20 Under 40

On March 9, 2013, one of Sooke’s family doctors, Dr. Anton Rabien, received a Top 20 Under 40 award.

Instructor Tony Brogan goes through the drills with his students.

Your guide to martial arts in Sooke: Part 2

Last week, we looked at the various Taikwondo and karate schools available here in Sooke. This week, we looking at boxing and tai chi.

Instructor Tony Brogan goes through the drills with his students.

Sidewalks still a distant dream

The Land Use and Environment Committee held their monthly meeting on Monday, March 18.

A taekwondo student practicing her flying front kicks.

Your guide to martial arts in Sooke: Part 1

Sooke Shukokai Karate, Sooke Martial Arts Association, MIJO Sport Taekwondo

A taekwondo student practicing her flying front kicks.
June Wesley displays the quilt that will be raffled off to raise funds for the 100th Anniversary Cookbook being published by the Sooke Fall Fair.

Key projects begin for 100th anniversary

The organizers of the Sooke Fall Fair are working hard at key projects that will be unfolding over the next few months.

June Wesley displays the quilt that will be raffled off to raise funds for the 100th Anniversary Cookbook being published by the Sooke Fall Fair.
Rachel Spencer (pictured) and Randy Bell will be competing at the National Youth Championship in Newfoundland this May.

Two youth from Sooke throw the game

Two youth from Sooke will be competing at the 2013 National Youth Championships in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Rachel Spencer (pictured) and Randy Bell will be competing at the National Youth Championship in Newfoundland this May.
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Kids stand up against bullying

Flash mob in Sooke by students confronts issue of bullying

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Throttle therapy

Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the moment last!

Basketball season wraps up: EMCS Jr. Boys

If the season opening was any indication, the EMCS Jr. Boys Basketball team would not fare that well this year.

Chad Zigay on the bench with his teammates.

EMCS Hockey Academy students best their teachers

On Friday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m., the eighth annual EMCS teacher vs. student hockey game was underway, with the entire school in attendance.

Chad Zigay on the bench with his teammates.
A meeting of equity and associate members of the Senior Co-housing project in Sooke.

A new world vision of senior co-housing

University course will raise awareness on program of housing for seniors

A meeting of equity and associate members of the Senior Co-housing project in Sooke.
Kari Sleivert with her three children (l to r) Lachlan

Gord Sleivert Memorial game raises $2,300 for local family

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Sooke Minor Hockey Association played a coaches-only fund-raising hockey game.

Kari Sleivert with her three children (l to r) Lachlan
Mia W. a student at John Muir elementary constructs her mask in the pottery class.

Discovery afternoons at John Muir

Elementary school students get fun options in classroom

Mia W. a student at John Muir elementary constructs her mask in the pottery class.