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A red squirrel, native to Vancouver Island, rests among the rocks in this photo taken by Armin Sielopp. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed - Armin Sielopp)

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Reader’s Lens A red squirrel, native to Vancouver Island, rests among the…

 

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A beautiful view from Mount Quimper. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed - Craig Tompkins)

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Reader’s Lens A beautiful view from Mount Quimper. To submit a photo…

  • Apr 21, 2021

 

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Peter Walsh captured this early morning scene at Kemp Lake while walking his dogs in Otter Point. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s Lens Peter Walsh captured this early morning scene at Kemp Lake…

  • Mar 25, 2021

 

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A fawn takes a break in Heidi Young’s backyard during a recent rainstorm. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s Lens A fawn takes a break in Heidi Young’s backyard during…

  • Feb 5, 2021
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A fawn takes a break in Heidi Young’s backyard during a recent rainstorm. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
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The surf’s up at Whiffin Spit. Joan Stiebel snapped this photo on a recent windy day in Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s Lens The surf’s up at Whiffin Spit. Joan Stiebel snapped this…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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The surf’s up at Whiffin Spit. Joan Stiebel snapped this photo on a recent windy day in Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
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Roche Cove beach produces a calming sky and ocean for East Sooke photographer Armin Sielopp. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s Lens Roche Cove beach produces a calming sky and ocean for…

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Roche Cove beach produces a calming sky and ocean for East Sooke photographer Armin Sielopp. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
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John Mattatall recently came across this vibrant rainbow showering Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s Lens John Mattatall recently came across this vibrant rainbow showering Sooke.…

  • Dec 17, 2020
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John Mattatall recently came across this vibrant rainbow showering Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
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A pair of sea lions enjoy the sunshine and food at Cowichan Bay. Sooke resident Elaine Kwok makes an annual pilgrimage to see the sea animals. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Our ever-popular reader photo of the week

  • Nov 12, 2020
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A pair of sea lions enjoy the sunshine and food at Cowichan Bay. Sooke resident Elaine Kwok makes an annual pilgrimage to see the sea animals. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
Reader’s LensAncient Forest Alliance Campaigner Andrea Inness stands next to the Castle Giant, a 16ft wide monumental redcedar tree in the unprotected Central Walbran Valley, an old-growth forest ‘hotspot’ located in Pacheedaht territory on southern Vancouver Island. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo) (TJ Watt photo)

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Reader’s Lens Ancient Forest Alliance Campaigner Andrea Inness stands next to the…

  • Oct 16, 2020
Reader’s LensAncient Forest Alliance Campaigner Andrea Inness stands next to the Castle Giant, a 16ft wide monumental redcedar tree in the unprotected Central Walbran Valley, an old-growth forest ‘hotspot’ located in Pacheedaht territory on southern Vancouver Island. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo) (TJ Watt photo)
Reader’s Lens                                Parvez Kumar took a picture of this colourful sunset in East Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Reader’s photo of the week

  • Sep 30, 2020
Reader’s Lens                                Parvez Kumar took a picture of this colourful sunset in East Sooke. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
Reader’s Lens                                A scenic view along the Juan de Fuca Trail. This photo was taken by Teresa Laird. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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Readers share their photos

  • Sep 21, 2020
Reader’s Lens                                A scenic view along the Juan de Fuca Trail. This photo was taken by Teresa Laird. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
Reader’s Lens                                A tiny pleasure boat passes through Becher Bay off East Sooke Provincial Park in this picture taken by Julia Stuckenberg. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)

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This week’s top photo submitted by a News Mirror reader

  • Sep 3, 2020
Reader’s Lens                                A tiny pleasure boat passes through Becher Bay off East Sooke Provincial Park in this picture taken by Julia Stuckenberg. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. (Contributed photo)
Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue members practice their grid search skills while incorporating new personal equipment protection procedures and physical distancing to keep everyone safe. (Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue photo)

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Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue members practice their grid search…

  • Jul 16, 2020
Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue members practice their grid search skills while incorporating new personal equipment protection procedures and physical distancing to keep everyone safe. (Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue photo)
Musician Daniel Morel breaks out a tune with his harmonica in front of Western Foods in Sooke on Thursday. Morel, originally from eastern Quebec, says he prefers playing his street music in Sooke rather than downtown Victoria because the people here are “much more inviting and nicer.” Morel also plays for a local band Who is Shadow Hawk? (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

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Musician Daniel Morel breaks out a tune with his harmonica in front…

  • Jul 2, 2020
Musician Daniel Morel breaks out a tune with his harmonica in front of Western Foods in Sooke on Thursday. Morel, originally from eastern Quebec, says he prefers playing his street music in Sooke rather than downtown Victoria because the people here are “much more inviting and nicer.” Morel also plays for a local band Who is Shadow Hawk? (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Reader’s Lens                                Deer nibble on a plant in Sooke photographer Parvez Kumar’s backyard. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. Reader’s Lens is sponsored by Greenaway Realty. (Contributed)

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Reader’s Lens Deer nibble on a plant in Sooke photographer Parvez Kumar’s…

  • May 28, 2020
Reader’s Lens                                Deer nibble on a plant in Sooke photographer Parvez Kumar’s backyard. To submit a photo to Reader’s Lens, please email editor@sookenewsmirror.com. Reader’s Lens is sponsored by Greenaway Realty. (Contributed)
Reader’s Lens Sooke photographer Elaine Kwok snapped this interesting picture of a nannie goat nuzzling up to her kid up a tree at Horth Hill Regional Park. (Contributed)

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Reader’s Lens Sooke photographer Elaine Kwok snapped this interesting picture of a…

  • Feb 12, 2020
Reader’s Lens Sooke photographer Elaine Kwok snapped this interesting picture of a nannie goat nuzzling up to her kid up a tree at Horth Hill Regional Park. (Contributed)