Sooke News Staff

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored for nearly 1,200 residents in Sooke, Port Renfrew

Outage in Port Renfrew due to fallen tree on power lines

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)
(Pixabay)
(Pixabay)
Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting

Blasting caused power pole to move and faulted the circuit Wednesday

Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)
(File - Sooke News Mirror)

New fire chief takes charge in East Sooke

Carl Neilson takes over from Roger Beck.

(File - Sooke News Mirror)
Rocks and debris litter the Whiffin Spit parking lot. Work crews will bring equipment on Tuesday to clean it up. Contributed - District of Sooke)

Major clean up planned for Whiffin Spit on Tuesday

A massive clean up of Whiffin Spit is planned for Tuesday (Jan.…

Rocks and debris litter the Whiffin Spit parking lot. Work crews will bring equipment on Tuesday to clean it up. Contributed - District of Sooke)
The Sooke Lions Business Directory has arrived and ready for distribution in the community this week. Ready for delivery are Sooke Harbourside Lions president Joanne Payment and Sooke Lions Club members Al Beddows, centre, and Jim Bailey. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Lions Business Directory delivered to homes this week

Booklet includes business directory, telephone book and events calendar

The Sooke Lions Business Directory has arrived and ready for distribution in the community this week. Ready for delivery are Sooke Harbourside Lions president Joanne Payment and Sooke Lions Club members Al Beddows, centre, and Jim Bailey. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Bestselling author Bob Joseph is being featured at a Q & A about the Indian Act, in partnership with Vancouver Island Regional Library. The virtual event takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Indigenous author explains Indian Act

Bob Joseph to join free virtual event on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.

Bestselling author Bob Joseph is being featured at a Q & A about the Indian Act, in partnership with Vancouver Island Regional Library. The virtual event takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Sooke council will reconsider its virtual meetings in February, after provincial orders are expected to ease up. (YouTube - District of Sooke)

Sooke council to reconsider virtual meetings in February

Extended provincial orders in place until Feb. 5

Sooke council will reconsider its virtual meetings in February, after provincial orders are expected to ease up. (YouTube - District of Sooke)
The Sooke Potholes are closed until further notice. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Potholes closed again due to weather

Downed powerlines, fallen trees prevent access

The Sooke Potholes are closed until further notice. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Potholes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Potholes temporarily closing due to weather

Potholes will be closed at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice

The Sooke Potholes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
A car crash along Highway 14 has knocked out power to nearly 200 BC Hydro customers on the West Shore Wednesday afternoon. (BC Hydro)
A car crash along Highway 14 has knocked out power to nearly 200 BC Hydro customers on the West Shore Wednesday afternoon. (BC Hydro)
New Year’s Day celebrants test the waters off Whiffin Spit during Otter Point Fire Rescue’s annual Polar Bear Swim in 2017. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Polar Bear Swim cancelled

‘There’s no way we can have people all gathering together,’ say organizers

New Year’s Day celebrants test the waters off Whiffin Spit during Otter Point Fire Rescue’s annual Polar Bear Swim in 2017. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts it AGM on Jan. 19. (Pixabay photo_
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts it AGM on Jan. 19. (Pixabay photo_
An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Tuesday morning. (Drive BC)

Sooke Road incident cleared

Drive BC warns of slippery sections on Highway 14

An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Tuesday morning. (Drive BC)
A map displays the location of the multi-use sports box facility pn Phillips Road in Sooke. (District of Sooke graphic)

Site work set to begin on multi-use sports box in Sooke

$1.3-million facility to be built near SEAPARC

A map displays the location of the multi-use sports box facility pn Phillips Road in Sooke. (District of Sooke graphic)
On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to discuss whether to give Sooke Food Bank one-time ‘COVID donation’

Council to decide at special meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16

On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Dinse home on Firwood Place in Sooke is looking very festive for the holidays. (Contributed photo)

Show us your Christmas light displays, Sooke

Did you spend some time this holiday season getting your house looking extra festive?

The Dinse home on Firwood Place in Sooke is looking very festive for the holidays. (Contributed photo)
A new 275-metre trail connector has been added to the Sunriver Nature Trail, which is the next step to improve walkability across the District of Sooke. (District of Sooke)

Sooke takes next step to expand trail across district

New 275-metre trail connection added to Sunriver Nature Trail

A new 275-metre trail connector has been added to the Sunriver Nature Trail, which is the next step to improve walkability across the District of Sooke. (District of Sooke)
A vehicle was driven into a T’Souke businesses early Wednesday morning. (Sooke News Mirror photo)

UPDATED: Police believe men attempted to steal ATM, looking for one suspect

Crash into gas station appears to have been intentional, says RCMP

A vehicle was driven into a T’Souke businesses early Wednesday morning. (Sooke News Mirror photo)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)