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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
Brandon Knowles, left, Gord Grivel, Rod Davis and Keith Detlor have been sent to Fort St. James on Sooke’s Engine 3 to help fight wildfires. (Photo contributed by Sooke Fire Rescue)

Three Sooke firefighters sent to Interior

Three local firefighters answer the call to help to fight wildfires. Sooke…

Brandon Knowles, left, Gord Grivel, Rod Davis and Keith Detlor have been sent to Fort St. James on Sooke’s Engine 3 to help fight wildfires. (Photo contributed by Sooke Fire Rescue)
Sooke craft fair set for Sept. 2

Sooke craft fair set for Sept. 2

An upcoming event is calling on all Sooke crafters and craft lovers.…

Sooke craft fair set for Sept. 2
CRD animal control officer Tony Dobos. Sooke council decided to renew the contract for another five years with the Capitol Regional District Animal Control Services. (Photo contributed by CRD)

Sooke council renews animal control contract with CRD

If your dog vanishes into thin air on a stormy night in…

CRD animal control officer Tony Dobos. Sooke council decided to renew the contract for another five years with the Capitol Regional District Animal Control Services. (Photo contributed by CRD)
Amber Academy students from the 2017/2018 season. This year’s season begins on Sept. 10. (Photo co

Amber Academy arts program prepares for second year

Buoyed by its inaugural success, the Amber Academy arts program is preparing…

Amber Academy students from the 2017/2018 season. This year’s season begins on Sept. 10. (Photo co
Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

District to fund Sooke Canada Day celebrations

$20,000 should throw a pretty good party. Sooke council agreed to take…

Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council green lights funds for sculpture

Sooke council green lights funds for sculpture

A local group is chipping away at raising funds to build a…

Sooke council green lights funds for sculpture
The ride of a lifetime

The ride of a lifetime

RCMP officer Rusty Olsen shares experience with Musical Ride

The ride of a lifetime
Sue Smith, left, Debbie Clarkston, middle, and Judy Hull are holding an art exhibit at the Sooke South Shore Gallery from Aug. 11 to 25 to raise money for the Sooke Food Bank. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Local artists raise money for Sooke Food Bank

Exhibit runs Aug. 11 to 25 at Sooke South Shore Gallery

Sue Smith, left, Debbie Clarkston, middle, and Judy Hull are holding an art exhibit at the Sooke South Shore Gallery from Aug. 11 to 25 to raise money for the Sooke Food Bank. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Map from B.C. Wildfire Services shows location of the fire near Jordan River. (Photo from B.C. Wildfire website)

Small wildfire near Jordan River under control

B.C. Wildfire Services checking in on fire periodically to ensure no hot spots left

Map from B.C. Wildfire Services shows location of the fire near Jordan River. (Photo from B.C. Wildfire website)
Johnny Galactic will perform at Sookapalooza this Saturday at the 17 Mile Pub. (Contributed)

Sookapalooza returns for 13th year

Annual outdoor festival takes place Saturday at 17 Mile Pub

Johnny Galactic will perform at Sookapalooza this Saturday at the 17 Mile Pub. (Contributed)
Sooke writer receives honourable mention in B.C. contest

Sooke writer receives honourable mention in B.C. contest

Sooke is once again on the literary radar. Three local authors –…

Sooke writer receives honourable mention in B.C. contest
(Metro Creative photo)

East Sooke group welcomes singers

East Sooke Rough Voice Singers practice on first Monday of month

(Metro Creative photo)