Chopping skills are much harder than they look, according to Darren Dean, owner of West Coast Lumberjack Shows. (contributed)

WATCH: Sooke’s top stories

A round-up of this week’s top stories

The top Sooke stories for the week of Nov. 12 are brought to you by Sooke Video Network (SVN).

A new sign announcing Sooke – A Compassionate Community was unveiled downtown. The sign reminds community members to not be complacent in the face of homelessness, the affordability crisis, social isolation, inadequate health services, and communication/awareness/collaboration. For more information on this story, click here.

Otter Point Dental is gifting a family $35,000 worth of dental surgeries for free. Marina Miller was 25 when she took guardianship of her of her five half-siblings to prevent them from going into foster care and has struggled financially ever since. For more information on this story, click here.

Sooke’s 2020 Canada Day celebration is bringing back logging sports. The sports were removed in 2003 for being outdated, however, community members see its significance as part of Sooke’s heritage and history. For more information on this story, click here.

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