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Photo of the eagle at Ed Macgregor park dealing with winter conditions. Photo taken by the MacDonald family of Wiffin Spit. The Reader’s Photo of the Week is a presentation of realtor Ellen Bergerud.
Photo of the eagle at Ed Macgregor park dealing with winter conditions. Photo taken by the MacDonald family of Wiffin Spit. The Reader’s Photo of the Week is a presentation of realtor Ellen Bergerud.
The poles at Saseenos pole yard back in the mid-1940s.

The Saseenos pole yard

 Proud of the straight poles, businessman Eric Bernard marked this photo showing…

The poles at Saseenos pole yard back in the mid-1940s.

Open House at EMCS

Monday night, February 21 – Edward Milne Community School is hosting an…

  • Feb 18, 2011
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Fire drill

In January the East Sooke fire department had received a house they could use for training.

  • Feb 8, 2011
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The Belvedere Hotel stood above the Sooke River.

Royalty housed at Belvedere Hotel

Sweeping up to the front portico of the Belvedere Hotel in one’s roadster was a pretty exciting experience during the 1920s. Standing on the headland high above the Sooke River bridge, the view from the four-storey hotel took in the Sooke Harbour, Government Wharf, and Whiffin Spit.

  • Feb 8, 2011
The Belvedere Hotel stood above the Sooke River.
Depression era costumes
Depression era costumes
Sooke baby struggling with rare illness

Sooke baby struggling with rare illness

Ethan is only six months old but in his short life span he has undergone six surgeries.

Sooke baby struggling with rare illness
Volunteer Pat Boon

Volunteers give a helping hand when needed

When medical issues arise people are often unprepared for what help they may need and what kind of equipment they need to make things easier.

Volunteer Pat Boon
Sooke’s littlest soccer players were out playing a bit of soccer on Saturday. The teams are made up of anyone who shows up for a game.

The ball is mine!

  • Feb 1, 2011
Sooke’s littlest soccer players were out playing a bit of soccer on Saturday. The teams are made up of anyone who shows up for a game.
Thomas Cross “TC” son of Cross Point Farm

Thomas Cross “TC” son of Cross Point Farm

Deep in a valley in the rainforest leading to Sheringham Point, as water heated on the big cookstove in the kitchen of the pioneer cottage, Grandma Cross was offering soothing comfort to her daughter-in-law. It was 1924, and young Lydia Cross gave birth that September day to her second child, named Thomas Charles for his father and grandfather. Eighty-six years later, Tom Charles came back to the old homestead to spend his remaining few months enjoying gazing out at the peaceful scenes of Cross Point Farm, on Sunnybrae Road.

  • Jan 25, 2011
Thomas Cross “TC” son of Cross Point Farm
Family Literacy Day is on Thursday

Fascinating and fun

  • Jan 25, 2011
Family Literacy Day is on Thursday
This winter sunset was captured by Sooke News Mirror reader Ev Petrie. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. See all of this week’s photos at: www.sookenewsmirror.com click on Photo Store/Gallery on top right hand corner of web page.
This winter sunset was captured by Sooke News Mirror reader Ev Petrie. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. See all of this week’s photos at: www.sookenewsmirror.com click on Photo Store/Gallery on top right hand corner of web page.

Building community at Ayre Manor

Last spring, an outdoor courtyard Ayre Manor’s Complex Care wing had to be closed to residents for safety improvements. Up until then, residents with dementia had been enjoying the freedom of getting out into this enclosed courtyard during good weather.

  • Jan 25, 2011
Sooke’s Riptide lets it rip at the Current Swell concert. Riptide was an opening act at the Saturday

Current Swell of gratitude

Teen event well attended

  • Jan 25, 2011
Sooke’s Riptide lets it rip at the Current Swell concert. Riptide was an opening act at the Saturday
Displays of Medieval combat will take place at the Medieval dinner coming up on March 26.

Medieval dinner on the menu

Coming up with a new idea for a fundraiser is often difficult. Trying something different is dicey but if it works the results can surpass all expectations.

Displays of Medieval combat will take place at the Medieval dinner coming up on March 26.
Bruce McMillan

Rotary in focus

  • Jan 25, 2011
Bruce McMillan
Bradley Dick

Picture perfect

  • Jan 18, 2011
Bradley Dick
Gerry Quiring

Seniors all set up with new drop-in premises

Activities continue for Sooke seniors

  • Jan 18, 2011
Gerry Quiring
Sooke Lions and Harbourside Lioness members had cool

Future chips

  • Jan 18, 2011
Sooke Lions and Harbourside Lioness members had cool