A look back at what made the news in Sooke in years past:
February 15, 1995
Sooke Crisis Centre bounces back after losing counsellor
The Sooke Crisis and Referral Centre is bouncing back from a crisis of its own with some minor changes in the services and an appeal for more volunteers.
The Sooke Residents in Need Society, which operates the crisis centre, lost the funding for its counsellor position in December and has since sublet a portion of its Sooke Road office space.
February 14, 1990
Four lost in fish boat tragedy
The Canadian National 5, a Sooke-based fishing vessel with four persons aboard vanished without a trace in a snowstorm off Point Roberts in the Strait of Georgia last Tuesday.
The 76-foot iron-hulled vessel was on its way to Bellingham from the Powell River area with a half-load of dogfish when it suddenly disappeared.
Former owner of the boat, Harold Lennox of Powell River, told the Mirror he was amazed it could have gone down in the relatively-busy, and at the time calm, waters of the Georgia Strait.
February 13, 1965
New community paper to be published here
Our district needs a paper of its own. We have little in common with Greater Victoria – although when we do something good the Victoria dailies lump us with Glen Lake, Colwood, Langford and so on as part of the Greater Victoria! It is for that reason that I decided to start another paper here. Subscribers to the Grapevine will continue to receive the paper each week, for Leader Publishing Co. Ltd. its continuing its publication. – Maurice Tozer, editor, publisher, announcing the launch of the Mirror, which later became known as the Sooke News Mirror.
February 23, 1960
Port Renfrew needs electricity
On January 26, at the Community Hall, a well-attended meeting was chaired by Maurice Palmer of Port Renfrew Hotel. As a result, a petition was sent to the B.C. Power Commission to move in here and supply the generation and distribution of electricity.