17 Mile House opens its doors to children

The 17 Mile House will now welcome children into their premises.

Letter: Community Centre built with future in mind

Our community hall is being looked at by some as being old and outdated, which is far from the truth.

New Hope Centre set to open in September

A new affordable housing unit is set to open this September in Sooke.

Local fire truck features new faces

A fire truck in Sooke features three new faces on a new decal.

Raging ‘hero’ debate is linguistic in nature, not personal

Intelligent people recognize that many words have sometimes subtle and sometimes drastically different meanings to each individual.

The swashbucklers and the pedens

In 1943 this tugboat, newly converted from steam to diesel, rested at the Scott and Peden wharf on Victoria’s waterfront.

Letter: Question grant to SAFARS

It is difficult having compassion for Ms. Dominquez and her supporters after reading letter after letter.

Sooke girls go for gold in the North American Indigenous Games

Three girls from Sooke participated in the North American Indigenous Games on Team BC.

Letter: Feeling unsafe

Sooke is still a beauty, spiritual place to live and love, but I don’t feel safe for the first time in my life.

BC Summer Games brings home a bronze in lacrosse

A parent gives his perspective on the three Sooke players who participated in the Lacrosse competition in the BC Summer games.

Letter: Be of service

We appreciate the men and women who volunteer their time in the community.

Letter: Waste of police time

I’m a metal detectorist, it’s my hobby and I clean my gear when I’m done hunting.

New website provides free training to identify, treat and prevent concussions in young athletes

Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Parents, Players, and Coaches now available at

Great catches, great day for fishers

250 fishers braved the fog and came home with lots of salmon

Something old, something new

Reno Me! with FortisBC winner Melissa Tolsma continues her renovation.

Bantam boys rank fifth overall at the BC Summer Games

Sooke's Bantam boys baseball team cam in fifth overall at the BC Summer Games

Local grid-iron warriors sharpening their skills to hasten their quest for an Island Championship

Local grid-iron warriors sharpening their skills to hasten their quest for an Island Championship

SECHS to manage Ayre Manor Lodge

Seniors' residence and care facility now being operated locally

Pre-atom Seahawks wrap up season with disappointing loss, and many personal wins

While they may have lost the game, the Sooke pre-atom football players played exceptionally well throughout the season.

Fishing remains consistent around Sooke

Ron Neitsch writes about the fishing action in Sooke waters