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The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge affecting the shoreline along Dallas Road between Government Street and Crescent Road including Holland Point, Clover Point, Ross Bay and Gonzales Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction at Clover Point pump station causes Victoria wastewater spill

CRD asks people to avoid entering the water in the affected areas

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge affecting the shoreline along Dallas Road between Government Street and Crescent Road including Holland Point, Clover Point, Ross Bay and Gonzales Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Unemployment in Greater Victoria rose 4.6 per cent in April, but that doesn’t mean job seekers in Sooke should lose hope. Local supports such as WorkLink and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce are valuable resources for job seekers and employers. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Local resources offer support for Sooke job seekers, employers

Employment in Greater Victoria on the rise in April

Unemployment in Greater Victoria rose 4.6 per cent in April, but that doesn’t mean job seekers in Sooke should lose hope. Local supports such as WorkLink and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce are valuable resources for job seekers and employers. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Local soccer legend and Saanich teacher David Ravenhill, second from left, died Monday, July 20 due to heart complications. (Lower Island Soccer Association photo)

Saanich teacher and soccer legend dies at 57

David Ravenhill taught and coached soccer at Reynolds High School

Local soccer legend and Saanich teacher David Ravenhill, second from left, died Monday, July 20 due to heart complications. (Lower Island Soccer Association photo)
Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria bus stops

Mask handout is part of province-wide campaign encouraging transit etiquette

Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
South Island Literacy invites residents to share their experiences from throughout the pandemic for the Pandemic Postcard Project. (File-South Island Literacy website)

Learning groups offer engaging opportunities for Sooke residents

Pandemic Post Card project reflects residents experiences during COVID-19

South Island Literacy invites residents to share their experiences from throughout the pandemic for the Pandemic Postcard Project. (File-South Island Literacy website)
Joe Coccagna, left, is raising money for Fritz, who had his bike stolen in 2018. Coccagna unknowingly bought the bike from Facebook marketplace, and the two met recently while he was out on a ride through Fernwood. (Photo contributed by Joe Coccagna)

VIDEO: Victoria man’s stolen bike pedals full circle

Man unknowingly buys stolen bike, starts fundraiser for new one

Joe Coccagna, left, is raising money for Fritz, who had his bike stolen in 2018. Coccagna unknowingly bought the bike from Facebook marketplace, and the two met recently while he was out on a ride through Fernwood. (Photo contributed by Joe Coccagna)
The legion in Langford received a donation of about 350 bottles of hand sanitizer from Ultra Liquid Labs. The bottles will be distributed at legion events and through the Langford food bank. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Legion in Langford keeps things clean with hand sanitizer donation

Legion aims to draw in new members and volunteers

The legion in Langford received a donation of about 350 bottles of hand sanitizer from Ultra Liquid Labs. The bottles will be distributed at legion events and through the Langford food bank. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Dawn Wilson, left, and Elaine McMath volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program in Sooke. The non-profit organization is in need of volunteers. (Bruce Hogarth – Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to replace critical roles

Annual general meeting, volunteer appreciation dinner is July 26

Dawn Wilson, left, and Elaine McMath volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program in Sooke. The non-profit organization is in need of volunteers. (Bruce Hogarth – Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Sooke Fine Art Show gears up for July 24 launch

Virtual event to feature more than 375 juried works from local artists

The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
Following the closure of the temporary homeless isolation space at SEAPARC, Sooke’s homeless population has set up camp in Ed Macgregor Park. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke homeless camp to stay until a solution is found

To forbid Ed Macgregor camp would go against Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Following the closure of the temporary homeless isolation space at SEAPARC, Sooke’s homeless population has set up camp in Ed Macgregor Park. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror)
Following the closure of the temporary homeless isolation space at SEAPARC, Sooke’s homeless population has set up camp in Ed MacGregor Park. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s homeless reflect on housing situation

Ed MacGregor Park a new temporary home for Sooke’s homeless population

Following the closure of the temporary homeless isolation space at SEAPARC, Sooke’s homeless population has set up camp in Ed MacGregor Park. (Dawn Gibson - Sooke News Mirror)
The decomposing remains of a black bear were discovered on a logging road off West Coast Road, east of Jordan River, on June 10. (File - Black Press Media)

Remains of black bear found near Jordan River

Passerby made grisly discovery on logging road

The decomposing remains of a black bear were discovered on a logging road off West Coast Road, east of Jordan River, on June 10. (File - Black Press Media)
Sooke resident Rachelle Sankey, right, prepared this 1000 paper crane display for fellow resident Sarah Galbraith-Bonella who is battling breast cancer. The project was a community effort, as Sankey reached out to Sooke people via social media to help make the cranes. (Rachelle Sankey - Facebook)

Sooke makes 1,000 paper cranes for resident battling cancer

Receiving the cranes, Sarah Galbraith-Bonella says she is ‘eternally grateful’ for the Sooke community

Sooke resident Rachelle Sankey, right, prepared this 1000 paper crane display for fellow resident Sarah Galbraith-Bonella who is battling breast cancer. The project was a community effort, as Sankey reached out to Sooke people via social media to help make the cranes. (Rachelle Sankey - Facebook)
Sooke resident Herb Haldane is taking action towards getting a dog park built in Sooke. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke resident rallies for dog park

Sooke council invites feedback on parks and trails master plan draft

Sooke resident Herb Haldane is taking action towards getting a dog park built in Sooke. (Pixabay photo)
Sooke School District will face a $2 million drop in funding due to lack of international students planning to attend this fall. In a usual year, the school district sees around 300 international students, this fall there are about 60 planning to come. (Twitter/Scott Stinson)

Sooke School District loses $2 million due to lack of international students

Loss of funding not expected to affect classrooms, thanks to reserve funds

Sooke School District will face a $2 million drop in funding due to lack of international students planning to attend this fall. In a usual year, the school district sees around 300 international students, this fall there are about 60 planning to come. (Twitter/Scott Stinson)
Sooke summer activity hit list

Sooke summer activity hit list

Sooke region offers wide range of fun things to do this summer

Sooke summer activity hit list
Sooke summer activity hit list

Sooke summer activity hit list

Sooke region offers wide range of fun things to do this summer

Sooke summer activity hit list
The Sooke Region Museum will reopen to the public Monday, June 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Region Museum reopens to visitors

Museum only to allow 15 people inside at a time

The Sooke Region Museum will reopen to the public Monday, June 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke author Paula Johanson. (Photo from Paula Johanson’s webpage)

Sooke author launches science fiction novel

Paula Johanson draws inspiration through ordinary life, science and technology

Sooke author Paula Johanson. (Photo from Paula Johanson’s webpage)
Elementary school students in Sooke celebrated their graduation Friday by having drive-by celebration. Students, families and school staff lined the streets in down town Sooke, held up hand-made signs and cheered as people drove by honking. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Drive-by graduation parade held in Sooke for elementary students

Students, staff and families lined the streets and cheered as passing cars honked in celebration

Elementary school students in Sooke celebrated their graduation Friday by having drive-by celebration. Students, families and school staff lined the streets in down town Sooke, held up hand-made signs and cheered as people drove by honking. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)