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The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Capital Region waterworks plan could top $2 billion

New filtration plant at Sooke Reservoir front and centre

A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Russ Urlacher Memorial Shield honours the legacy of the long-time local soccer player and coach. Sooke Celtic FC hosts Juan de Fuca All Flows in the inaugural game for the shield on June 26. (Contributed- Metro Creative)

Soccer friendly pays tribute to long-time coach

Sooke Celtic takes on Juan de Fuca on Saturday (June 25)

The Russ Urlacher Memorial Shield honours the legacy of the long-time local soccer player and coach. Sooke Celtic FC hosts Juan de Fuca All Flows in the inaugural game for the shield on June 26. (Contributed- Metro Creative)
The Shirley Sunday Market gets underway Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shirley Community Hall at 2795 Sheringham Point Rd. (Photo-contributed)

Shirley Serves up much more than a market

That friendly feeling you find in a caring community wafts through the…

The Shirley Sunday Market gets underway Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shirley Community Hall at 2795 Sheringham Point Rd. (Photo-contributed)
Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Thrift store moving to new digs in Sooke

Relocating to old library site on Anna Marie Road

Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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First-quarter financials for Sooke on track

Spike in revenues due to development cost charges

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The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sponsors continue partnership with Sooke Fine Arts Society

Whether you pause before moving to the next piece or prefer to…

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Work on renovations continues at Sooke Harbour House. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

No timeline for completion of historic Sooke Harbour House renovations

‘We’re working toward getting it done as soon as we can,’ says owner

Work on renovations continues at Sooke Harbour House. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke pool closing for annual maintenance

Repairs set for June 12 to July 3

The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)

COVID pivot: Sooke event aims to assess volunteer landscape

Non-Profit Think Tank brings together non-profit organizations to share experiences

Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)
Gadget Tree owners Kevin Hopcraft and Alexander Kingston say business has been booming since they opened in November. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)   business mascot Rue

Sooke’s tech-savvy haven for help and gadgetry

Gadget Tree Tech Services booming

Gadget Tree owners Kevin Hopcraft and Alexander Kingston say business has been booming since they opened in November. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)   business mascot Rue
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Historic fixture in Sooke auto repair closes doors

Owner of Bob’s Repairs hangs up tools after 40 years

Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Two young sailors from the Sooke Sailing Club have qualified for the B.C. Summer Games. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke students set sail for B.C. Summer Games

Finn Unger and Vincent Magdziar will represent lower Vancouver Island in sailing competition

Two young sailors from the Sooke Sailing Club have qualified for the B.C. Summer Games. (File - Black Press Media)
Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)

‘Allows the brain to reboot’: New sensory room helps calm Sooke students

Local school has sensory room to help students decompress, reduce anxiety

Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)
There’s been a noticeable increase in the number of black bears in Sooke this spring. (File - Black Press Media)

Increase in bear sightings in Sooke prompts reminder to secure garbage

‘It’s definitely been a busy spring with lots of bear activity’

There’s been a noticeable increase in the number of black bears in Sooke this spring. (File - Black Press Media)
A Sooke Minor Hockey Association player is a draft pick of the Western Hockey League's Victoria Royals. (Metro Creative)

Victoria Royals select Sooke player in WHL draft

Wyatt Danyleyko, 14, taken in the sixth round

A Sooke Minor Hockey Association player is a draft pick of the Western Hockey League's Victoria Royals. (Metro Creative)
Lead string teacher Maria Wang is collaborating with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra to provide opportunities for students in the HPS program to learn from and perform with adult musicians, as well as for those who attend the SPO’s chamber music workshops. (Contributed - Harmony Project Sooke)

Harmony Project Sooke tunes in awards

Local youth musical group shines at Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Lead string teacher Maria Wang is collaborating with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra to provide opportunities for students in the HPS program to learn from and perform with adult musicians, as well as for those who attend the SPO’s chamber music workshops. (Contributed - Harmony Project Sooke)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra will complete the season with a performance at the Sooke Community Hall on June 12. (Contributed - Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra)

Sooke Philharmonic’s final concerts a mix of timely classics

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming concerts in Sooke and Metchosin feature the…

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra will complete the season with a performance at the Sooke Community Hall on June 12. (Contributed - Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra)
Rachel Spurling spars during a practice at the Sooke Boxing Club on Feb. 23. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Wonder Women event draws Canadian legends

Sooke female fighters shine at weekend event

Rachel Spurling spars during a practice at the Sooke Boxing Club on Feb. 23. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (File - Black Press Media)

Youth violence a growing regional concern for Greater Victoria area

Increase in kids heading to downtown Victoria has led to random violence, mischief and assault

Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (File - Black Press Media)