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A balanced meal is the best way to lose weight, says personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay photo)

RON CAIN: To carb or not to carb, that’s the question

A balanced meal is the best way to diet

A balanced meal is the best way to lose weight, says personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay photo)
Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)

Sooke eyes new official community plan

‘The theme here is balance and trying to satisfy everybody’s wishes,’ says councillor

Sooke is planning for the future with a look at its Official Community Plan. (District of Sooke photo)
Juan de Fuca Electoeral Area director Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (File - Black Press Media)

Island Coastal Economic Trust expands to more rural communities

CRD electoral areas now considered ‘rural’

Juan de Fuca Electoeral Area director Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (File - Black Press Media)
Folk and country recording artist Michael Jantzen will perform at the Sooke Folk Music Society's coffeehouse on Saturday (Feb. 20). (Contributed photo)

What’s on this weekend in Sooke

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Folk and country recording artist Michael Jantzen will perform at the Sooke Folk Music Society's coffeehouse on Saturday (Feb. 20). (Contributed photo)
Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

New affordable rental housing coming to Sooke

Construction of units already underway or starting soon

Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Like many minor sports this winter, the association’s teams have had their on-ice activities limited to practices most of the season because of public health restrictions. (File - Bruce Hogarth)

Sooke minor hockey hoping for rebound

Registration for new season began Monday

Like many minor sports this winter, the association’s teams have had their on-ice activities limited to practices most of the season because of public health restrictions. (File - Bruce Hogarth)
Transition Sooke is reaching out to the community on the district’s official community plan with a video project. (Pixabay photo)

Want to be an OCP video star?

Transition Sooke takes community pulse with OCP

Transition Sooke is reaching out to the community on the district’s official community plan with a video project. (Pixabay photo)
Safe and sound. Tiger made it through an adventure after getting stuck atop a 40-foot tree in Otter Point on Sunday. He was safely put back on solid ground through the efforts of Andrew Church and Affordable Tree Care. (Henry Veasey photo)

Cat rescued after getting stuck up a tree for 30 hours

Tree service company owner helps Sooke cat get all four paws back on the ground

Safe and sound. Tiger made it through an adventure after getting stuck atop a 40-foot tree in Otter Point on Sunday. He was safely put back on solid ground through the efforts of Andrew Church and Affordable Tree Care. (Henry Veasey photo)
The District of Sooke and the Japanese city of Natori hopes to formalize a sister city status this year. (File - Black Press media)

Sooke eyes sister city agreement with Natori, Japan

‘There’s a lot we can gain from this relationship,’ says Sooke mayor

The District of Sooke and the Japanese city of Natori hopes to formalize a sister city status this year. (File - Black Press media)
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What’s on this weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

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People 12 years and older are required to wear masks in indoor settings, ranging from malls to public transportation, and failure to do so can result in a $230 fine. (Pixabay photo)

Couple fined $690 for failing to wear mask in grocery store: Sooke RCMP

Pair violated public health orders, Mounties say

People 12 years and older are required to wear masks in indoor settings, ranging from malls to public transportation, and failure to do so can result in a $230 fine. (Pixabay photo)
Sooke’s municipal hall is eyed for TLC, with a 10-year refurbishing plan. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s municipal hall set for upgrades

The project is part of a 10-year, $1.2-million plan to renovate and refurbish the building

Sooke’s municipal hall is eyed for TLC, with a 10-year refurbishing plan. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library hosts Virtual Storytime for preschoolers every Friday morning. Preschoolers and their families are invited to join library staff online at the Storytime Corner Facebook Group, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Details: virl.bc.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror).

What’s On This Weekend in Sooke

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library hosts Virtual Storytime for preschoolers every Friday morning. Preschoolers and their families are invited to join library staff online at the Storytime Corner Facebook Group, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Details: virl.bc.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror).
The District of Sooke hopes to fast-track the Otter Point sidewalk project with a federal-provincial grant. (Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke applies for sidewalk funding for busy traffic corridor

$2.1-million project eyed for Otter Point Road

The District of Sooke hopes to fast-track the Otter Point sidewalk project with a federal-provincial grant. (Sooke News Mirror)
The 17 Mile Pub is at the centre of a multi-million-dollar highway construction project. (Google Maps)

17 Mile Pub owners hope to capitalize on Sooke highway realignment

Commercial node, AdrenaLine expansion proposed for Sooke

The 17 Mile Pub is at the centre of a multi-million-dollar highway construction project. (Google Maps)
Lisa Love, left, and Dana Livingstone of the Wildlife Advocates Collective want to establish wildlife corridors along Sooke Road. The group wants to start with the new highway reconstruction project between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road in Sooke. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

How creating wildlife crossings can help deer, bears – and even amphibians

Dana Livingstone knows the dangers wild animals can pose to drivers on…

Lisa Love, left, and Dana Livingstone of the Wildlife Advocates Collective want to establish wildlife corridors along Sooke Road. The group wants to start with the new highway reconstruction project between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road in Sooke. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke Minor Fastball eyes return to diamond

Pitching clinics already underway

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Port Renfrew Fire Chief Dan Kuzman, left, and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks, separated by two fishing rods for safe pandemic physical distancing, display the village’s new snowplowing unit. (Contributed)

Port Renfrew gets new snowplow

With equipment, CRD crew can clear roads following snowfall

Port Renfrew Fire Chief Dan Kuzman, left, and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks, separated by two fishing rods for safe pandemic physical distancing, display the village’s new snowplowing unit. (Contributed)
The District reopened access to the Sooke Potholes on Friday. (Contributed - Ashley Ensor)

Sooke Potholes reopen after storm

The park was closed on Wednesday after down power lines

The District reopened access to the Sooke Potholes on Friday. (Contributed - Ashley Ensor)
The intersection of Highway 14 and Grant Road was closed after Tuesday night’s windstorm. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke makes progress on storm cleanup

Crews clear tons of debris from fallen trees to rocks

The intersection of Highway 14 and Grant Road was closed after Tuesday night’s windstorm. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)