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Safe Halloween features games, fireworks

Safe Halloween is a traditional family-friendly event held in Sooke for more than a decade

Holy Trinty serves up harvest dinner

Holy Trinity celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013. It continues into its second century with community service

  • Oct 28, 2015
A view of the Jan Johnson sculpture exhibit Tales of Woe and Whimsy at the Sooke Region Museum. The exhibit runs until March 31.

CURATOR’S CORNER: Sculpture Exhibit

Sooke Region Museum unveils new exhibit: Tales of Woe and Whimsy, featuring the art of Jan Johnson

  • Oct 28, 2015
A view of the Jan Johnson sculpture exhibit Tales of Woe and Whimsy at the Sooke Region Museum. The exhibit runs until March 31.

Fall fair celebrates with fall fair market

The market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

  • Oct 28, 2015
It wasn’t much of a shelter

SOOKE HISTORY: Bible students cooking under a tarp

Standfast Bible commune made Sooke home in the early 1920s

  • Oct 27, 2015
It wasn’t much of a shelter
One of the many unique Halloween displays the Trowells put on to complement their Eerie Acres haunted tour every year. Just don’t look too closely ...

Local haunted tour will haunt your dreams

The Trowells have a knack for summoning up the scariest, most terrifying ghouls and creatures you can imagine every Halloween.

One of the many unique Halloween displays the Trowells put on to complement their Eerie Acres haunted tour every year. Just don’t look too closely ...

Plans shaping up for Canada’s 150th birthday

Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society announces plan for Salmon Festival

  • Oct 21, 2015
The historic Bedspring Bridge across Williams Creek in the San Juan Valley offered an exciting experience for adventurous travellers.

SOOKE HISTORY: Bedspring Bridge was unforgettable experience

Historic span crossed Williams Creek in the upper San Juan Valley

The historic Bedspring Bridge across Williams Creek in the San Juan Valley offered an exciting experience for adventurous travellers.
Splendid fall displays can be created naturally through judicious plant selection and placement.

Creating fall and winter interest in the garden

Sooke Garden Club hosts monthly meeting on Oct. 28

  • Oct 16, 2015
Splendid fall displays can be created naturally through judicious plant selection and placement.
It’s hard to imagine what this 1920 road crew would think of the modern equipment at today’s roundabout project.

Sooke History: 1920 crew takes road photo break

Local historian Elida Peers once again takes us back to Sooke's humble roots.

It’s hard to imagine what this 1920 road crew would think of the modern equipment at today’s roundabout project.
Angeline Haslett's winning entry for Best Static Photo from the Abbotsford International Airshow

Photo contest winners to be announced

Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year to be awarded Oct. 15

  • Oct 9, 2015
Angeline Haslett's winning entry for Best Static Photo from the Abbotsford International Airshow
Emily Zschau: “When you return to your warm house with a fireplace

Sooketeen gives from the heart

Emily Zschau organizes campaign to help homeless man over Christmas season

Emily Zschau: “When you return to your warm house with a fireplace
T.D. Pattullo

The B.C. premier who lived in Saseenos

For nine years, spanning from the Great Depression to the Second World War, Thomas Dufferin Pattullo was premier of B.C.

T.D. Pattullo
Sooke Fire Rescue

Sooke firefighters head to Panama

Crew ill train Panamanians basic firefighting skills

Sooke Fire Rescue

Sooke Rotary seeks community projects to fund

An EMCS track and field program, a portable sound system for the Sooke Navy League are among the proposed projects.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Firefighters mark special week

Fire Prevention Week this year will focus on the importance of smoke alarms.

Seniors centre offer Thanksgiving lunch

The Oct. 22 meal will feature a turkey dinner, appetizer and dessert.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Library shares the love

For the month of October, VIRL branches will be showing off I <3 My Library

  • Oct 2, 2015

Lions hosts Toonie Tuesday

Lions members and other groups will be spread throughout Sooke to collect $2 coins

  • Sep 30, 2015
A view of the pavilion from the outside. The pavilion is beside the lighthouse on the Sooke Region Museum grounds.

CURATOR’S CORNER: The Artifact Pavilion

The Pavilion is where a vast majority of the Sooke Region Museum's industrial artifacts are stored.

  • Sep 30, 2015
A view of the pavilion from the outside. The pavilion is beside the lighthouse on the Sooke Region Museum grounds.