Sooke council

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Sooke rejects parking variance for affordable housing development

Council agrees to development permit for 75 multi-family complex on Charters Road

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The District of Sooke is suing Shawn Driver and Driver Enterprises for alleged municipal zoning violations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sues business over zoning issues

District claims property ‘non-conforming’ for nearly 20 years

The District of Sooke is suing Shawn Driver and Driver Enterprises for alleged municipal zoning violations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke has submitted a grant application to fix the Bluff Parks staircase, one of the few waterfront viewpoints in the district. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke eyes grant to fix rotted-out Bluffs staircase

Bluffs Park has been closed to public since August due to unsafe conditions

Sooke has submitted a grant application to fix the Bluff Parks staircase, one of the few waterfront viewpoints in the district. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The District of Sooke is asking the public for input on trees, with a survey. (Peggy Choucair - Pixabay)

Sooke survey collects thoughts on tree bylaw

Survey goes online this Monday (Nov. 2)

The District of Sooke is asking the public for input on trees, with a survey. (Peggy Choucair - Pixabay)
The 1946 building in Sooke known as the Tin Grotto, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished. Council awarded the demolition contract to Maple Ridge-based T&T Demolition. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke approves demolition for dilapidated downtown building

‘Tin Grotto’ to be reduced to rubble in weeks

The 1946 building in Sooke known as the Tin Grotto, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished. Council awarded the demolition contract to Maple Ridge-based T&T Demolition. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years

Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years

Twenty-three applicants eye council’s approval

Sooke to decide which properties get tax exemptions for next five years
Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke councillor pitches another way to improve transit

Coun. Jeff Bateman wants free passes for youth on local routes

Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke jumps on board to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)
MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan

MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan

Many projects moving forward in district

  • Sep 15, 2020
MAYOR’S REPORT: Sooke moves smoothly through B.C. Restart Plan
Sooke launches online budget survey

Sooke launches online budget survey

Citizen Budget is an interactive tool

Sooke launches online budget survey
So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm

So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm

District has not dipped into reserve funds

So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm
Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)

Food truck pilot project begins in Sooke parks

Several operators have been pushing the district to cut the red tape surrounding food trucks

Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke wants to discuss partnership opportunities with the Capital Region Housing Corporation to develop the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke eyes talks with CRD for Lot A development

Discussions could focus on housing, resources and public amenities

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke wants to discuss partnership opportunities with the Capital Region Housing Corporation to develop the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
MAYOR’S LETTER: Sooke delivers on helping the homeless

MAYOR’S LETTER: Sooke delivers on helping the homeless

But there’s been a few hiccups along the way, says mayor

  • Jul 13, 2020
MAYOR’S LETTER: Sooke delivers on helping the homeless
(Pixabay photo)

New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke

Machine funded by the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation

(Pixabay photo)
Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses

Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses

Pay details included in Statement of Financial Information for 2019

Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses
The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Is your local intersection or road slated for improvements?

Sooke’s $3.4-million road improvement program heads into third year

The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council is repealing the district’s firearms regulation bylaw. Most property within the boundaries of Sooke are already restricted on the use of firearms under federal, provincial and regional legislation, a municipal staff report stated. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke council repeals firearms regulation bylaw

Other levels of government already have rules in place for firearms

Sooke council is repealing the district’s firearms regulation bylaw. Most property within the boundaries of Sooke are already restricted on the use of firearms under federal, provincial and regional legislation, a municipal staff report stated. (Pixabay photo)
MAYOR’S REPORT: SEAPARC, pandemic and taxes come to forefront

MAYOR’S REPORT: SEAPARC, pandemic and taxes come to forefront

No tax increase expected for most taxpayers in Sooke

  • Jun 8, 2020
MAYOR’S REPORT: SEAPARC, pandemic and taxes come to forefront
The District of Sooke will speed up building permits and liquor license applications for on-street and parking lot patios to give restaurants and pubs struggling because of COVID-19 a boost. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke to allow restaurant patios on streets and in parking lots

The virus has had major impact on local businesses, says Sooke mayor

The District of Sooke will speed up building permits and liquor license applications for on-street and parking lot patios to give restaurants and pubs struggling because of COVID-19 a boost. (Pixabay photo)