Community

The Sooke Lions Business Directory has arrived and ready for distribution in the community this week. Ready for delivery are Sooke Harbourside Lions president Joanne Payment and Sooke Lions Club members Al Beddows, centre, and Jim Bailey. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Lions Business Directory delivered to homes this week

Booklet includes business directory, telephone book and events calendar

 

(Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich repeals, reschedules two public hearings for consideration of new information

Move to hold public hearings for second time ‘very rare,’ mayor says

 

David Boudinot has been going on daily litter-picking walks through his neighbourhood of Fernwood since June. (David Boudinot/Twitter)

Fernwood ‘litter picker’ collects over 300 litres in under a month

David Boudinot collects two to four pailfuls each morning

David Boudinot has been going on daily litter-picking walks through his neighbourhood of Fernwood since June. (David Boudinot/Twitter)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
The Dinse home on Firwood Place in Sooke is looking very festive for the holidays. (Contributed photo)

Show us your Christmas light displays, Sooke

Did you spend some time this holiday season getting your house looking extra festive?

The Dinse home on Firwood Place in Sooke is looking very festive for the holidays. (Contributed photo)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Mary Vine Falls in the Sooke Potholes. (Contributed - Pirjo Raits)

TOP 5: Five Sooke waterfalls worth a road trip

Great forces of nature from Witty’s Lagoon to Sombrio beach

The Mary Vine Falls in the Sooke Potholes. (Contributed - Pirjo Raits)
Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Sooke lighting up holiday spirit

Sooke Road roundabout lights up Dec. 1

Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Victoria Hindu Parishad and Cultural Center will host two nights of virtual Diwali celebrations amid the pandemic featuring dancers, singers and may other performers. (Photo submitted by Sridevi Ganti)

Diwali festival goes virtual in Greater Victoria

Victoria Hindu Parishad and Cultural Center opts for two nights of online performances

Victoria Hindu Parishad and Cultural Center will host two nights of virtual Diwali celebrations amid the pandemic featuring dancers, singers and may other performers. (Photo submitted by Sridevi Ganti)
A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman warns of scams on dating sites from personal experience

Rose gets her $1,500 back, but most aren’t as fortunate

A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nancy Ann Rose started the West Shore Road Runners club at the end of October after realizing that having a mobility scooter would be far better if she had people to share the experience with. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

West Shore woman launches mobility scooter club

Nancy Ann Rose wants to create a community for people with similar experiences

Nancy Ann Rose started the West Shore Road Runners club at the end of October after realizing that having a mobility scooter would be far better if she had people to share the experience with. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

Vancouver Island resident wins lottery

Cowichan Bay’s Duncan Fairfield wins $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

  • Nov 4, 2020
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49
A community tent in Beacon Hill Park was set up in order to provide a safe, dry place for people who are living outside. (Facebook/Beverley Joy)

Beacon Hill Park’s unhoused install community tent as Victoria weather turns wet

Organizers say dry, safe place needed to replace unavailable shelter space

A community tent in Beacon Hill Park was set up in order to provide a safe, dry place for people who are living outside. (Facebook/Beverley Joy)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Tree-pruning community gathers in Oak Bay after tragic death

Crews met in solidarity at site of Tuesday incident

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)

Chainsaw carver turns dead tree into stunning work of art

Historic tree at Malahat Farm sprouts new life

The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)
Harmony Project Sooke’s drumline in-person group classes are back, but following COVID-19 safety protocols. (Alex Mold photo)

Harmony Project Sooke begins fall classes

Students have a choice of group classes, online individual lessons, or a combination of both

Harmony Project Sooke’s drumline in-person group classes are back, but following COVID-19 safety protocols. (Alex Mold photo)
Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)                                Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)

TOP 5: Some suggestions for your week ahead

Music They may not be able to have a physical audience in…

Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)                                Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)