East Sooke

Thousands of British Columbians work at the roadside in Cone Zones, which are most often associated with bright orange cones. Each zone has its own unique set of hazards associated with roads, traffic, vehicles, weather, and work activities. (File - Shutterstock)

Summer traffic puts Sooke roadside workers at risk

‘Cone Zone’ campaign aims to protect workers

 

Several farmers’ markets operate throughout the Sooke Region in the summer months. (Lauren Krohn - Metro Creative)

Sooke Community Calendar

Looking for something fun to do this week? We’ve got you covered.

 

Residents in the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke should boil water before ingesting it. (Black Press Media file photo)

High turbidity leaves East Sooke residents under boil water advisory

Water safe to ingest after boiling for 1 minute

 

Fine Brew will perform at a benefit concert for Ukraine families in Sooke on June 25. (Contributed - Fine Brew)

Sooke musicians host benefit concert for Ukrainian families

Fine Brew and Willis Taylor headline fundraiser on June 25

Fine Brew will perform at a benefit concert for Ukraine families in Sooke on June 25. (Contributed - Fine Brew)
A distinctive-looking yellow wheelbarrow and blue shovel was left behind by thieves. (Contributed - Brian Holowaychuk)

Thieves target Ukrainian refugee centre in East Sooke

Owner offers $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest

A distinctive-looking yellow wheelbarrow and blue shovel was left behind by thieves. (Contributed - Brian Holowaychuk)
A fire on March 30 killed an East Sooke man (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Officials continue probe into East Sooke fire

Name of deceased man not released

A fire on March 30 killed an East Sooke man (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Warning issued after dog killed in string of Metchosin, East Sooke cougar attacks

Three attacks on large dogs in rural area have been confirmed in the last two weeks

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Man dead after workshop fire in East Sooke

Crews responded to the fire on Timberdoodle Road early Wednesday morning

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
East Sooke residents are rallying behind one woman’s call for the Capital Regional District to buy a large plot of land on the border of East Sooke Regional Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Petition aims to preserve a parcel of forest in East Sooke

The 67-acre lot borders the East Sooke Regional Park

East Sooke residents are rallying behind one woman’s call for the Capital Regional District to buy a large plot of land on the border of East Sooke Regional Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The incident in East Sooke was the third was the third wolf attack in the Sooke area since Jan. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

East Sooke dog killed in another wolf attack

The incident was the third since Jan. 8 in the Sooke area

The incident in East Sooke was the third was the third wolf attack in the Sooke area since Jan. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of Sooke’s former library locations on Sooke Road. Sooke’s newest library, which opens officially on March 26 is located at Waddams Way. (Sooke Region Museum)

HISTORY: Sooke’s first library started in a bookmobile

Community has hosted library in five different locations

  • Mar 10, 2022
One of Sooke’s former library locations on Sooke Road. Sooke’s newest library, which opens officially on March 26 is located at Waddams Way. (Sooke Region Museum)
The outage in East Sooke was initially reportedly impacting over 1,000 customers, according to BC Hydro. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Outage in East Sooke fixed, Victoria maintenance completed

Fixed just after 2 p.m., maintenance causing outage on Yates Street

The outage in East Sooke was initially reportedly impacting over 1,000 customers, according to BC Hydro. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)

Beecher Bay community serviced by new bus route through West Shore, East Sooke

Route 64 runs through Scia’new First Nation from East Sooke to Langford

Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
Flooding on Martindale Road in Parksville. A flood watch is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, with high water levels in the Sooke Lake reservoir leading to the closure of the Sooke Potholes. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gillespie Road, north of East Sooke, sees flooding

Currently residents are being asked to drive with caution, more to come

Flooding on Martindale Road in Parksville. A flood watch is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, with high water levels in the Sooke Lake reservoir leading to the closure of the Sooke Potholes. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilderness Mountain water service area in East Sooke. (Katja Just - Pixabay.com)

East Sooke community issued boil water advisory

Wilderness Mountain water service area near top of Mount Matheson affected

The Capital Regional District has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilderness Mountain water service area in East Sooke. (Katja Just - Pixabay.com)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
OPINION SIG

East Sooke writer launches book of poetry

East Sooke poet W.M. Herring launches her debut collection of poems on…

OPINION SIG
The Capital Regional District has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke. (Katja Just - Pixabay.com)

Boil water advisory issued in East Sooke

It’s better to boil and be safe than sorry you didn’t. The…

The Capital Regional District has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke. (Katja Just - Pixabay.com)
Hunting and trapping wolves on Vancouver Island are a regulated activity, the ministry said in a statement. Hunters have a three-wolf limit. There is no limit to trapping wolves. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke mayor calls for pause on wolf hunting

Maja Tait urges suspension of recreational wolf hunting until study completed on its impacts

Hunting and trapping wolves on Vancouver Island are a regulated activity, the ministry said in a statement. Hunters have a three-wolf limit. There is no limit to trapping wolves. (Pixabay photo)
The mouth of Lannan Creek in the 1920s. (Sooke News Mirror)

SOOKE HISTORY: Neighbourhood life around Lannan Creek

Storied area housed missionaries and White Russian nobility

  • Feb 20, 2021
The mouth of Lannan Creek in the 1920s. (Sooke News Mirror)