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While this photo was snapped in summer

SOOKE HISTORY: Sooke’s semi-alpine lakes

There were a number of cabins dotted amongst the lakeshores of Crabapple, Sheilds, Grassie and Peden lakes

While this photo was snapped in summer

Seniors Drop In Centre looks to a year of change

New president, expansion of Ayre Manor and attracting members tops issues at AGM

Sooke Region Museum needs volunteers

Museum needs volunteers for its winter and spring school programs

  • Dec 16, 2015
Lorne Campbell

$1.3 million raised for cancer treatment

Jingle Mingle has raised more than $4.7 million in its nine-­year history, with 100 per cent of funds going to the cause

  • Dec 15, 2015
Lorne Campbell
First arriving at Fort Victoria in 1858

SOOKE HISTORY: Thomas Tugwell

First arriving at Fort Victoria in 1858, Thomas Tugwell’s life was spent as an entrepreneur

First arriving at Fort Victoria in 1858
Assistant fire chief Matt Barney prepares bags for the Dec. 12 Santa Run. The run collects donations for the Sooke Christmas Bureau and Sooke Food Bank.

Sooke firefighters, Santa collecting for food bank

Firefighters will parade through Sooke with decorated firetrucks collecting donations on Dec. 12.

Assistant fire chief Matt Barney prepares bags for the Dec. 12 Santa Run. The run collects donations for the Sooke Christmas Bureau and Sooke Food Bank.
The Gingerbread House Contest runs through Dec

Gingerbread houses shine with Christmas spirit

The fifth annual Gingerbread Contest expected to attract hundreds to Prestige Best Western Hotel lobby

  • Dec 2, 2015
The Gingerbread House Contest runs through Dec
School days excursions in the 1940s could bring exciting challenges

Memories of Johnson Swinging Bridge

Bridge built by Icelander Byron Johnson in 1927 to cross Sooke River

  • Dec 2, 2015
School days excursions in the 1940s could bring exciting challenges

Festival of Trees to shine brightly at SEAPARC

More than a dozen decorated trees will line the main foyer in celebration of Christmas.

Sooke Loan Cupboard volunteers Gail Welsford

If you break a leg … take a loan

Sooke Loan Cupboard has offered medical equipment to those in need since 1970

Sooke Loan Cupboard volunteers Gail Welsford

Christmas bureau needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the Sooke Community Hall to help sort donated food items

  • Dec 2, 2015
Junior Robotics Club students showcase their unique Sumo-bot designs. David Lambert

Students bring robots to life in unique school club

Students work together with shop teachers to build Sumo-bots

Junior Robotics Club students showcase their unique Sumo-bot designs. David Lambert
Carol Clarke

Sooke Christmas Bureau campaign begins

The bureau expects to help approximately 320 families in Sooke this Christmas season.

  • Nov 25, 2015
Carol Clarke
The population of Shirley School

SOOKE HISTORY: Shirley School

Shirley School was learning base for many pioneer families.

The population of Shirley School
The Polemaker’s Shack (top) and the Maclure Shack (below). Both are on the grounds at Sooke Region Museum.

CURATOR’S CORNER: SHACKS AT THE MUSEUM

Polemaker’s Shack and the Maclure Shack make their homes on the Sooke Region Museum grounds

  • Nov 25, 2015
The Polemaker’s Shack (top) and the Maclure Shack (below). Both are on the grounds at Sooke Region Museum.
Carol Clarke

Santa arrives in Sooke Sunday

The Sooke Santa Claus Parade will be in the evening for the first time in a number of years

Carol Clarke
Edward Milne Community School leadership students Hailey Dimock

EMCS eyes 10,000 donations for Sooke Food Bank

Food bank challenge also includes Ross Bay and Belmont secondary schools

Edward Milne Community School leadership students Hailey Dimock
Camille Tkacz spent 35 years in the Canadian Forces.

A woman’s career in the military

Camille Tkacz earns her stripes in the Canadian Forces

Camille Tkacz spent 35 years in the Canadian Forces.
The Sooke Senior Drop In Centre needs both volunteers and members

Seniors Drop In Centre faces unknown future

Centre needs more members and volunteers and a new place to call home

The Sooke Senior Drop In Centre needs both volunteers and members

Busy time at Journey Middle School

Halloween, Remembrance assembly among many activities celebrated at school

  • Nov 18, 2015
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