Britt Santowski

Kuris Horne has been drafted — and signed — by the Gulf Coast League

Southpaw Kurtis Horne goes pro

Sooke's Kurtis Horne is drafted by the New York Mets, and then signed by by the Gulf Coast League, the minor league affiliate of the Mets.

Kuris Horne has been drafted — and signed — by the Gulf Coast League
Trevor Bligh with his retired jersey at the EMCS Awards Night held earlier this month.

Trevor Bligh’s game jersey was just retired … but will he?

Trevor Bligh's game jersey was retired at the EMCS Awards Night ceremony held earlier this month in Sooke.

Trevor Bligh with his retired jersey at the EMCS Awards Night held earlier this month.
This is where you should never ride when you are around a truck. The no-zone is the area the trucker cannot see.

Throttle Therapy: Co-existing with trucks on the road

Some tips on sharing the road with truckers, an unavoidable reality. Seeing things through their eyes can be a great eye-opener.

This is where you should never ride when you are around a truck. The no-zone is the area the trucker cannot see.
D.A.R.E. grads from Grade  at Ecole Poirier.

D.A.R.E. grads

Students from Ecole Poirier graduate from anti-drug program

D.A.R.E. grads from Grade  at Ecole Poirier.
Declan

EMCS student council wraps up its first year

Students find appointment to council to have many benefits

Declan
Tija Dalep and Maya Morgan sifted through the archives to discover the history of Sooke elementary school.

Students delve into their school history

A history of Sooke elementary fires up imaginations of two students

Tija Dalep and Maya Morgan sifted through the archives to discover the history of Sooke elementary school.
and Matiana Camarena selling Krispy Kremes as a fundraiser for the EMCS Sr. Girls’ basketball team.

Donuts for dollars

EMCS students raise funds for the basketball team in Sooke.

and Matiana Camarena selling Krispy Kremes as a fundraiser for the EMCS Sr. Girls’ basketball team.
A large mural painted by Kay Lovett at The Stick in the Mud.

Stick branches out

Local coffee shop extends to Prestige hotel for the summer

A large mural painted by Kay Lovett at The Stick in the Mud.
Britt Santowski periodically writes the Throttle Therapy column for the Sooke News Mirror.

Throttle Therapy: Motorcycle riding in groups has merits

Britt Santowski, a former Chief instructor with the Vancouver Island Safety Council, shares her bits of wisdom about safe riding.

Britt Santowski periodically writes the Throttle Therapy column for the Sooke News Mirror.

Correction, June 4, 2014

A few details were not quite correct in May 21 story, page 3

Cast members of Into the Mirror have been rehearsing at the bandshell at Ed Macgregor Park because of the ongoing teachers' strike. They perform at EMCS June 4 and 5.

The show must go on despite strike

Student productions opens tonight for two-night run

Cast members of Into the Mirror have been rehearsing at the bandshell at Ed Macgregor Park because of the ongoing teachers' strike. They perform at EMCS June 4 and 5.
An elderly resident

Rescuers called out in separate incidents

Search and rescue services were required in Sooke incidents

An elderly resident
Quinn Titchkosky

U16 boys softball fundraise to play off-island tournaments

The U16 boys' softball team is constantly fundraising for off-Island tournaments. The Sooke News Mirror spoke with theme to find out why.

Quinn Titchkosky
Josephine Drage decked out in her cycling gear.

80 year-old cyclist pedalling strong

Josephine Drage is an 80-year-old Sooke resident who is also an avid cyclist. She recently spoke with the Mirror about her passion.

Josephine Drage decked out in her cycling gear.

In quest of a forever home for child care

After school care in Sooke is a challenge for provider

Twelve-year-old Scout

Scotch broom pull a sweeping success

Annual broom pull rids Whiffin Spit of invasive species

Twelve-year-old Scout
On the picket line.

On the picket line

Teachers from across School District 62 manned the picket lines

On the picket line.
A park manager monitors the rescue progress.  The inset shows the approximate location of the fallen man and his companion (in helmet). Just to the left of the rock climbers is a 20 metre cliff

Climber fall down cliff at Potholes

Efforts involved over 36 rescue workers from throughout the Sooke region

A park manager monitors the rescue progress.  The inset shows the approximate location of the fallen man and his companion (in helmet). Just to the left of the rock climbers is a 20 metre cliff
Blake Hunter (#12) hit a sweet spot in the final championship game hitting a two-run walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh … on his birthday!

Loggers win Kelowna May Days tournament

The Sooke Loggers fastpitch players entered their first seasonal tournament swinging explosively, and delivering decisively.

Blake Hunter (#12) hit a sweet spot in the final championship game hitting a two-run walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh … on his birthday!
Poirier students go all out for the food bank. Laura van den Berk

Poirier students fill food bank shelves

Food drive and talent show brings non-perishables for good cause

Poirier students go all out for the food bank. Laura van den Berk