Britt Santowski

Sooke Loggers place third at the 54th Seattle Invitational

The Sooke Loggers played at the 54th Seattle Invitational on the weekend of July 25-27.

Daylin Cooper with mining equipment (different than what was stolen).

Theft stalls your prospector

A lot of hard work went into buying gold mining equipment

Daylin Cooper with mining equipment (different than what was stolen).
Unveiling the memorial plaque

Leechtown celebrated with new monument

Day-long event at Leechtown site and the Sooke Region Museum

Unveiling the memorial plaque
The wilderness is what Port Renfrew is all about.

Port Renfrew on the brink of discovery

Coastal community seeing more tourists and more residents

The wilderness is what Port Renfrew is all about.
Pitcher Tyson Barkman (pictured) was named to the Boys of Summer All Tournament Team . Outfielder Blake Hunter was also named to the team.

Sooke Loggers play strong in Wisconsin, come in second

Fastpitch baseball battle places Sooke team in second after five games

Pitcher Tyson Barkman (pictured) was named to the Boys of Summer All Tournament Team . Outfielder Blake Hunter was also named to the team.
Jonah Philip

As much as they like your garbage, bears will fare better if you put a lid on it

Group of youth want to ensure bears are not killed

Jonah Philip
Kiana with the first place trophy after the Vancouver Island Wave U15 girls team won the Provincial Premier cup.

Sooke’s Kiana Swift contributes to the Vancouver Island Wave U15 soccer success

Sooke’s Kiana Swift contributes to the Vancouver Island Wave U15 soccer success

Kiana with the first place trophy after the Vancouver Island Wave U15 girls team won the Provincial Premier cup.
The very young Alec Dillon (left) and Dysin Mayo (right) when they first started playing hockey in Sooke.

Sports Briefs: Hockey

Alec Dillon was drafted to the L.A. Kings. Dysin Mayo was drafted to the Arizona Coyotes.

The very young Alec Dillon (left) and Dysin Mayo (right) when they first started playing hockey in Sooke.

Sports Briefs: Baseball

Sooke Loggers place second at Vancouver's Bob Law Memorial Challenge, and three Sooke fast-pitch teams make the Provincials

Emma Irwin with two of her three daughters

Working to keep the Internet an open source

Emma Irwin is a passionate advocate for web literacy

Emma Irwin with two of her three daughters
From left to right

Ground breaking for new East Sooke firehall

The shovels are in the dirt for replacement firehall

From left to right
Pilar and Leonardo skated as the principal characters in Aladdin on Ice earlier this year.

Sooke sibling skaters nominated for Inspirational Latin Awards 2014

Sooke's Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa are nominated for the Inspirational Latin Awards 2014.

Pilar and Leonardo skated as the principal characters in Aladdin on Ice earlier this year.

THROTTLE THERAPY: Riding with deer, bucking the trend

Riding your motorcycle safely amongst the deer on Vancouver Island (and beyond) means knowing certain deer facts.

Jacob Bird (right) with his big brother Harvey Erman

Barriers are no deterrent for Jacob Bird

Student wins scholarship from CIBC Youthvision program

Jacob Bird (right) with his big brother Harvey Erman
Cutting up the strawberries in preparation for their guests. RCMP members and a piper began the tea.

Strawberry tea lip smacking good, as always

Knox Presbyterian Church treats people to annual strawberry shortcakes

Cutting up the strawberries in preparation for their guests. RCMP members and a piper began the tea.
The U14C fast pitch girls were fundraising over the weekend

Sooke U14C fast pitch girls get the gold, go to Provincials

On June 14, the Sooke U14C fast pitch girls became the South Island Vancouver Island District champions.

The U14C fast pitch girls were fundraising over the weekend

Anti-spam legislation to take effect July 1

Government introduces legislation but it is difficult to regulate

Cameron Erickson looks at the spot where a woman in a mobility scooter recently got stuck (between Erickson and the orange pylon).

Construction impedes mobility scooter

An accessible sidewalk is located across the highway

Cameron Erickson looks at the spot where a woman in a mobility scooter recently got stuck (between Erickson and the orange pylon).
This image illustrates how choosing the wrong lane position invites other vehicles to share your lane.

THROTTLE THERAPY: Lane position, not a rule but an active strategy

Actively choosing your lane position is an important conscious thought for any motorcyclist.

This image illustrates how choosing the wrong lane position invites other vehicles to share your lane.
Ash Lenick at the take out window of his customized food truck. He can be found at the Sooke Region Museum on Thursday evenings

Food trucks fulfills dream

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular on Vancouver Island

Ash Lenick at the take out window of his customized food truck. He can be found at the Sooke Region Museum on Thursday evenings