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Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Coronavirus restrictions prolongs Camp Barnard closure

Thousands of scouts won’t be going to summer camp in Sooke this summer

Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sidney veteran revisits memories of the Second World War

Sidney veteran revisits memories of the Second World War

VE-Day important as veteran remembers comrades who didn’t survive

Sidney veteran revisits memories of the Second World War
Film production on Vancouver Island has been put on pause amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Penny Rogers/Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission)

COVID-19 sees Vancouver Island film production fade to black

Industry staff work from home, use break to focus on writing, post and pre-production

Film production on Vancouver Island has been put on pause amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Penny Rogers/Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission)
Staff at Bosley’s pet store in Sooke keep a positive attitude amid all the major changes in service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo contributed by Ashley Belcher)

Sooke businesses adjust to new reality amid COVID-19 pandemic

Staff at Bosley’s keep a positve attitude, ‘singing and dancing’ in the store

Staff at Bosley’s pet store in Sooke keep a positive attitude amid all the major changes in service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo contributed by Ashley Belcher)
The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest obstacle faced by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke. (Photo contributed by Marie Allen)

Sooke church’s small congregation keeps the faith despite struggles

Holy Trinity Anglican Church was facing difficulties even before the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest obstacle faced by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke. (Photo contributed by Marie Allen)
My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. In collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club, the program is extending its reach to Sooke. (Black Press file photo)

Food security initiative encourages Sooke residents to grow food at home

My FED Farm program offers free garden kits to those affected by COVID-19

My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. In collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club, the program is extending its reach to Sooke. (Black Press file photo)
Minor fire at Sooke elementary draws huge response

Minor fire at Sooke elementary draws huge response

The central control board for the furnace burned up, causing the alarm

Minor fire at Sooke elementary draws huge response
Sooke kittens in desperate need

Sooke kittens in desperate need

Rehabilitation Centre desperately needs immediate assistance to help 24 kittens

Sooke kittens in desperate need
Sooke resident Laura Vowles has organized a Lego competition section in this year’s Sooke Fall Fair. Both she and her son, Mitchell, have each made three creations to enter. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Lego competition launched at fall fair

Fall fair set for this weekend at community hall

Sooke resident Laura Vowles has organized a Lego competition section in this year’s Sooke Fall Fair. Both she and her son, Mitchell, have each made three creations to enter. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Photo from last year’s One Wave Gathering. This year’s One Wave Festival runs through Sept. 15, and will feature an exhibition, multiple educational presentations, along with a gathering celebration on the final day. Local artist Charlene George’s art will be on display at the Gathering on Sept. 15. (Photo by Siobhan Powlowski)

Local artist to be featured at One Wave Festival

T’Sou-ke artist Charlene George will have a wide variety of pieces on display

Photo from last year’s One Wave Gathering. This year’s One Wave Festival runs through Sept. 15, and will feature an exhibition, multiple educational presentations, along with a gathering celebration on the final day. Local artist Charlene George’s art will be on display at the Gathering on Sept. 15. (Photo by Siobhan Powlowski)
A Vancouver-based company is looking to build 133 new houses in Sooke. This is an example of what some of the homes could look like. (Photo contributed by Aragon Properties)

133 new homes planned for Sooke

Vancouver-based proposes to build new homes at Church Rd. and Wadams Way

A Vancouver-based company is looking to build 133 new houses in Sooke. This is an example of what some of the homes could look like. (Photo contributed by Aragon Properties)
Sooke youth completes indigenous military program

Sooke youth completes indigenous military program

24 teens graduated from the six-week introduction to Canadian Armed Forces

Sooke youth completes indigenous military program
The property where the Habitat for Humanity affordable housing project was supposed to go. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Habitat for Humanity backs out of Sooke housing plan

Organization cites poor timing

The property where the Habitat for Humanity affordable housing project was supposed to go. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Victoria Grizzlies take on Cowichan Capitals in Sooke

Victoria Grizzlies take on Cowichan Capitals in Sooke

The Victoria Grizzlies are gearing up for the season and will be…

Victoria Grizzlies take on Cowichan Capitals in Sooke
Creative space to open in Sooke

Creative space to open in Sooke

New multi-purpose room now available at EMCS for public use

Creative space to open in Sooke
Gillespie Road now open overnight

Gillespie Road now open overnight

Single-lane alternating traffic will resume

Gillespie Road now open overnight
Sooke Fire chief Kenn Mount said the new water tender Sooke is getting will resemble this fire truck from Lac La Biche County Fire Department. The truck is being built by the same company, Fort Garry Fire Trucks. (Photo from Fort Garry Fire Trucks website)

Sooke Fire Rescue to get new water tender

The Sooke Fire Department is getting some hot new wheels. “Our current…

Sooke Fire chief Kenn Mount said the new water tender Sooke is getting will resemble this fire truck from Lac La Biche County Fire Department. The truck is being built by the same company, Fort Garry Fire Trucks. (Photo from Fort Garry Fire Trucks website)
Sooke memorial bench program getting an update

Sooke memorial bench program getting an update

The memorial dedication policy in Sooke is getting a much-anticipated update. Council…

Sooke memorial bench program getting an update
Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca

Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca

Big Read: Small Island town reborn

Port Renfrew overcomes economic stagnation to become B.C. tourism mecca
LETTERS: Tired of Trump rants

LETTERS: Tired of Trump rants

Re: Hoaxus Pokesus POTUS This is getting really tiresome, another month and…

LETTERS: Tired of Trump rants