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Over 85% of local taxes paid in Sooke

Property taxation is the most important single source of municipal revenue for the district

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The Sooke Fine Arts Show continues to Aug. 2 online. (Pixabay.com)

What’s on this Weekend in Sooke

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

The Sooke Fine Arts Show continues to Aug. 2 online. (Pixabay.com)
Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)

Award winners revealed for Sooke Fine Arts Show

$12,000 awarded in prizes

Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)

Sooke ATV Club gives back by cleaning up

Derelict boat, household and construction waste part of cleanup effort

Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show takes centre stage until Aug. 2, featuring artist demonstrations, talks, auctions and more. (Pixabay.com)

What’s on this weekend in Sooke?

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

The Sooke Fine Arts Show takes centre stage until Aug. 2, featuring artist demonstrations, talks, auctions and more. (Pixabay.com)
A five-vehicle crash is delaying traffic on Sooke Road this afternoon. (Sooke News Mirror)

Five-vehicle crash delaying traffic near Sooke

Police, fire crews on scene

A five-vehicle crash is delaying traffic on Sooke Road this afternoon. (Sooke News Mirror)
Premier John Horgan and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham unveil the Century Farm and Ranch Award at Woodside Farm in Sooke on Monday. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Sooke’s Woodside Farm honoured for 100 years of agriculture in B.C.

Farm established in 1851 by Scottish pioneer John Muir

Premier John Horgan and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham unveil the Century Farm and Ranch Award at Woodside Farm in Sooke on Monday. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
The Victoria Foundation is helping local charities through its community recovery program. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke charities receive $100,000 in funding

Funds used to help weather COVID-pandemic

The Victoria Foundation is helping local charities through its community recovery program. (Pixabay.com)
Sooke Region Lifelong Learning has wrapped up the winter learning session, with more than 170 people registered for the 10 program sessions in 2021. (Pixabay.com)

Lifelong learning in Sooke takes off

Ideas sought for upcoming sessions

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning has wrapped up the winter learning session, with more than 170 people registered for the 10 program sessions in 2021. (Pixabay.com)
A two-hour kayaking trip is one of three prizes awarded in the Sooke Transition Society Staycation in Victoria raffle. (Pixabay.com)
A two-hour kayaking trip is one of three prizes awarded in the Sooke Transition Society Staycation in Victoria raffle. (Pixabay.com)
Adult soccer drop-in is held every Wednesday at Fred Milne Turf in Sooke. (Pixabay.com)

What’s On This Weekend

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

Adult soccer drop-in is held every Wednesday at Fred Milne Turf in Sooke. (Pixabay.com)
A B.C. Supreme Court justice has awarded a Sooke couple special legal costs over a protracted disputed share-purchase agreement over the Sooke Harbour House. (Black Press Media file photo)

Special costs awarded in Sooke Harbour House dispute

B.C. Supreme Court again rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has awarded a Sooke couple special legal costs over a protracted disputed share-purchase agreement over the Sooke Harbour House. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crossing guard Sarah Ferrier waves to a bus driver as she guards the crosswalk outside Saseenos Elementary School on March 5. (File - Black Press Media)

Board OK’s $154M budget for Sooke School District

Budget priorities include mental health, early education

Crossing guard Sarah Ferrier waves to a bus driver as she guards the crosswalk outside Saseenos Elementary School on March 5. (File - Black Press Media)
Sooke artist Megan Evans presents her Vibrant Visions Show until Sunday at the Art Gallery by Sooke Arts Council. (Pixabay.com)

What’s On This Weekend in Sooke

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

Sooke artist Megan Evans presents her Vibrant Visions Show until Sunday at the Art Gallery by Sooke Arts Council. (Pixabay.com)
(Metro Creative)

Adult soccer returns to Sooke after pandemic layoff

Drop-in games every Wednesday at Fred Milne Turf

(Metro Creative)
Sooke RCMP seized cocaine, ketamine, MDMA, prescription pills, $6,000 cash, a machete and pepper spray during a bust June 15. (Courtesy of Sooke RCMP)

Sooke RCMP seize drugs, machete, pepper spray

Man arrested near Evergreen Centre following drug deal

Sooke RCMP seized cocaine, ketamine, MDMA, prescription pills, $6,000 cash, a machete and pepper spray during a bust June 15. (Courtesy of Sooke RCMP)
The Sooke Potholes is a jewel in the community's crown. Transition Sooke hosts a town hall meeting on community growth on June 26. (Courtesy: Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke forum tackles community growth

To Grow or Not to Grow online town hall meeting set for June 26

The Sooke Potholes is a jewel in the community's crown. Transition Sooke hosts a town hall meeting on community growth on June 26. (Courtesy: Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches its 21st annual Sooke Secret Garden Tour this weekend. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke Secret Garden Tour goes online

21st annual event features gardens from Otter Point, Sooke and East Sooke

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches its 21st annual Sooke Secret Garden Tour this weekend. (Pixabay.com)
A former editor of the Sooke News Mirror is winning accolades for her poetry and fiction writing. (Pixabay.com)

Emerging Sooke author wins several awards

Doni Eve wins honours in poetry, short fiction contests

A former editor of the Sooke News Mirror is winning accolades for her poetry and fiction writing. (Pixabay.com)
Over 1,500 customers in this area east of Sooke are without power as of 2:45 p.m. on June 5. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)

Over 1,500 customers east of Sooke without power

Power was lost in the area west of La Bonne Road and east of West Coast Road just after 2:45 p.m.

Over 1,500 customers in this area east of Sooke are without power as of 2:45 p.m. on June 5. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)