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One Earth-One Ocean: “Sooke Wave” Orca Event will take place June 8 in Sooke near EMCS. (Photo from the Transition Sooke Facebook Page)

Sooke event to support World Oceans Day

Demonstration to be held today near EMCS

One Earth-One Ocean: “Sooke Wave” Orca Event will take place June 8 in Sooke near EMCS. (Photo from the Transition Sooke Facebook Page)
Dana Hayden, owner of Vancouver Island Goat Yoga, practices yoga with her goats. She will be hosting Goat Yoga in Shirley on June 21. (Mike Pepperdine - Besea Photolab)

Goat yoga sessions kick off in Shirley

Classes will be held outdoors and include maximum 10 participants

Dana Hayden, owner of Vancouver Island Goat Yoga, practices yoga with her goats. She will be hosting Goat Yoga in Shirley on June 21. (Mike Pepperdine - Besea Photolab)
The SEAPARC arena has been used since the end of April as a temporary isolation space for Sooke’s homeless population. The shelter is shutting down early due to youth camps being held at the facility starting on June 29. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke temporary homeless shelter packs up early

Occupants to leave facility by June 22

The SEAPARC arena has been used since the end of April as a temporary isolation space for Sooke’s homeless population. The shelter is shutting down early due to youth camps being held at the facility starting on June 29. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
B.C. Transit has adjusted its operations continuously throughout the pandemic. Full driver doors have been installed in buses to ensure physical distancing between customers and drivers. (B.C. Transit photo)

Greater Victoria transit usage sees gradual rise

Ridership still down 66 per cent compared to last year

B.C. Transit has adjusted its operations continuously throughout the pandemic. Full driver doors have been installed in buses to ensure physical distancing between customers and drivers. (B.C. Transit photo)
Sooke artist Linda Anderson with a few of her many rock paintings. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Rock painting gains popularity on Vancouver Island

Facebook groups formed for people to share ideas, gift painted rocks

Sooke artist Linda Anderson with a few of her many rock paintings. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Greater Victoria writer releases first novel inspired by U.S. school shootings

Greater Victoria writer releases first novel inspired by U.S. school shootings

Dear Mr. President tells thought provoking story of victims left behind

Greater Victoria writer releases first novel inspired by U.S. school shootings
The Rotary Club of Sooke is staying connected using Zoom to hold meetings. The group shows off masks made by Rotarian’s wife Linda Ferguson. (Photo contributed by Rotary Club of Sooke)

Sooke community groups keep in touch – from a distance

Sooke Rotary, Lions Club hold meetings online to stay connected

The Rotary Club of Sooke is staying connected using Zoom to hold meetings. The group shows off masks made by Rotarian’s wife Linda Ferguson. (Photo contributed by Rotary Club of Sooke)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke joins regional economic partnership

South Island Prosperity Partnership creates ‘task force’ to help local economy recover from pandemic

(Black Press Media file photo)
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