Kevin Laird

Gord and Ann Baird. Gord is the Green Party candidate in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding. The provincial election is Oct. 24. (Contributed photo)
Gord and Ann Baird. Gord is the Green Party candidate in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding. The provincial election is Oct. 24. (Contributed photo)
Grade 12 student Braden Gilson welds a spot on a jt boat at Edward Milne Community School in Sooke. Gilson is one of 17 students on Meatl TASK program at the school. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

EMCS program forges new path for trades

Unique program allows senior students to immerse themselves in metal fabrication trade

Grade 12 student Braden Gilson welds a spot on a jt boat at Edward Milne Community School in Sooke. Gilson is one of 17 students on Meatl TASK program at the school. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The new $7.5-million Sooke library is expected to open in 2022. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Construction set to begin on new Sooke library

The new facility is expected to open in spring 2022

The new $7.5-million Sooke library is expected to open in 2022. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)

Chainsaw carver turns dead tree into stunning work of art

Historic tree at Malahat Farm sprouts new life

The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)
Randall Garrison

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Randall Garrison
Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years

Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years

Twenty-three applicants eye council’s approval

Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years
Sooke looks for public input into the OCP update. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke wants public participation in OCP process

Official community plan to be updated in coming months

Sooke looks for public input into the OCP update. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke’s DeMamiel Creek project cost reduced by $200,000

Municipal staff lauded for coming up with savings, without compromising project

The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)
As Sooke council continues to grapple with community homelessness, officials admit there is no plan in place when the homeless shelter on Otter Point Road closes. (Pixabay photo)

No plan in place if Sooke homeless shelter forced to shut doors

Contract for Otter Road facility now month to month

As Sooke council continues to grapple with community homelessness, officials admit there is no plan in place when the homeless shelter on Otter Point Road closes. (Pixabay photo)
Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke councillor pitches another way to improve transit

Coun. Jeff Bateman wants free passes for youth on local routes

Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Alannah Brooke Logan, 20, and Beau Richard Santuccione, 32, were reported missing on Sept. 10. (Sooke RCMP)

UPDATE: Woman found as second person remains missing in Sooke

Beau Richard Santuccione, 32, last seen on Otter Point Road

Alannah Brooke Logan, 20, and Beau Richard Santuccione, 32, were reported missing on Sept. 10. (Sooke RCMP)
Climate change should be focal to Sooke’s new official community plan, says Transition Sooke. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke council urged to address OCP through climate emergency lens

Review of official community plan underway

Climate change should be focal to Sooke’s new official community plan, says Transition Sooke. (Pixabay photo)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke seniors’ project approved by council

Project includes 76 affordable housing units and recreation centre

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)

Prehistoric fish found near Sooke named after amateur collector

The fish lived about 25 million years ago, scientists say

An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)
The Sooke Garden Club resumes its fall meeting on Wednesday. (Pixabay photo)

Top 5: Some suggestions for your week ahead

Looking for something to do this weekend?

The Sooke Garden Club resumes its fall meeting on Wednesday. (Pixabay photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security

Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security

Group distributes 222 planters to 40 homes in Sooke

Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security
A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)

Complaints of ‘nuisance bears’ down so far this year in Sooke

Experts urge residents to be bear aware

A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)
The Sooke Sailing Association is offering free sailing days for youth. (Contributed photo)

Top 5

Some suggestions for your week ahead

The Sooke Sailing Association is offering free sailing days for youth. (Contributed photo)
This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)