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Colwood resident Maria Curcic shows off a one-of-a-kind hat that she created. Curcic is one of several artists that took part in the annual Stinking Fish Studio Tour. (Contributed - Maria Curcic)

Curtain closes on Stinking Fish Studio Tour

The Stinking Fish Studio Tour will live on through the lasting legacy…

 

Sooke resident Lesa Cro started up a new pet waste removal business. Cro goes to yards in the region, removes all of the waste and then composts it, so that it doesn’t go into landfills. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

New pet poop-scooping business picks up in Sooke

Poop No More service taking the ‘dirty work’ out of lawn cleaning

  • Apr 18, 2021

 

A micro brewery is being eyed for Jordan River. However, the site where the brewery is proposed still needs to go through the rezoning process. (Black Press Media file)

Micro brewery proposed for Jordan River

Jordan River Brewing Company envisions to build wholesale, sit-in brewery along Highway 14

  • Apr 17, 2021

 

The District of Sooke will continue to flower with Communities in Bloom. (Pixabay)

Sooke will bud but not bloom in provincial competition

Council scales back participation in Communities in Bloom

The District of Sooke will continue to flower with Communities in Bloom. (Pixabay)
Sooke plans to begin construction of the $4.9-million Church Road corridor project this summer. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke hopes to start Church Road Corridor project this summer

Road upgrade includes a roundabout, sidewalks, bike lanes and boulevards

Sooke plans to begin construction of the $4.9-million Church Road corridor project this summer. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The site of the proposed rental housing development at 2197 Otter Point Rd. (District of Sooke)

District of Sooke approves development with 77 rental units

New parking lot for John Phillips Memorial Park included in project

The site of the proposed rental housing development at 2197 Otter Point Rd. (District of Sooke)
Food trucks can begin operating on May 1 in three Sooke parks: Ed Macgregor, Broomhill Playground, and John Phillips Memorial Park (weekends only). (Pixabay)

Sooke open for food truck pilot project

Applications open April 15, program begins May 1

  • Apr 15, 2021
Food trucks can begin operating on May 1 in three Sooke parks: Ed Macgregor, Broomhill Playground, and John Phillips Memorial Park (weekends only). (Pixabay)
Acclaimed author Eden Robinson hosts a virtual conversation and reading from her latest book, Return of the Trickster, on Friday, April 23, in conjunction with the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo courtesy of VIRL)

Island author brings Trickster in online library event

Fans of the work of Eden Robinson will get the opportunity to…

Acclaimed author Eden Robinson hosts a virtual conversation and reading from her latest book, Return of the Trickster, on Friday, April 23, in conjunction with the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo courtesy of VIRL)
A Sooke man died Tuesday afternoon after his car left the roadway in 7500-block of West Coast Road around 1:30 p.m. and hit a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke man dies in Tuesday crash on West Coast Road

The man’s SUV left the roadway and struck a tree

A Sooke man died Tuesday afternoon after his car left the roadway in 7500-block of West Coast Road around 1:30 p.m. and hit a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)
A portion of West Coast Road in Sooke was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to a “serious incident” on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

West Coast Road reopens after ‘serious incident’ prompted Tuesday afternoon closure

The road was closed between Grant Road West and Otter Point Road as emergency services were on scene

A portion of West Coast Road in Sooke was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to a “serious incident” on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
Food trucks will be allowed to operate in several Sooke parks beginning May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke’s food truck pilot project under scrutiny

Councillor questions impact food trucks will have on nearby restaurants

Food trucks will be allowed to operate in several Sooke parks beginning May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hamels Fabrics & Quilting is set to open on April 6 in Sooke. The shop is located at 2044 Otter Point Road. (Mark Martins/Pixabay)

Fabric and quilting store opens doors in Sooke

Shop is filled with all kinds of ‘bright, bold and cheery’ designs

Hamels Fabrics & Quilting is set to open on April 6 in Sooke. The shop is located at 2044 Otter Point Road. (Mark Martins/Pixabay)
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EDITORIAL: Consistent COVID-19 messaging needed from B.C. leaders

NEWS ITEM: B.C. is stopping indoor dining and liquor sales, indoor adult…

  • Apr 6, 2021
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Shawna Knight operates the Buddha Box in and around the Sooke region. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke approves food truck pilot program for local parks

The program begins May 1 and runs through summer season

Shawna Knight operates the Buddha Box in and around the Sooke region. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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SOOKE HISTORY: Shakie’s Hamburger Stand once a must-stop at Jordan River

It became a mecca drawing surfers and ocean watchers alike

  • Apr 5, 2021
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Sooke anxiously awaiting word on grant funding

$7.7 million on table from provincial and federal governments

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Wild Wise Sooke hopes to build a haul-out for harbour seals in Sooke harbour. (Pixabay)

‘Wildlife corner’ eyed for Sooke Basin

Purple martin nest boxes and a seal haul-out proposed by Wild Wise Sooke

Wild Wise Sooke hopes to build a haul-out for harbour seals in Sooke harbour. (Pixabay)
B.C. Hydro Tree Canada Community ReGreening Program will provide native trees to be planted in three Sooke green spaces this spring, including DeMamiel Creek Park. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

More trees coming to Sooke parks

B.C. Hydro provides grant to plant native trees in three parks

B.C. Hydro Tree Canada Community ReGreening Program will provide native trees to be planted in three Sooke green spaces this spring, including DeMamiel Creek Park. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Community gratitude as vaccine distribution begins

Mayor grateful for those who stepped up during pandemic

  • Apr 1, 2021
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A sign celebrating Ayre Manor staff outside the seniors’ housing complex. Ayre Manor received a ‘seal of approval’ from Accreditation Canada. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s Ayre Manor hits gold standard

Senior housing facility earns national accreditation

A sign celebrating Ayre Manor staff outside the seniors’ housing complex. Ayre Manor received a ‘seal of approval’ from Accreditation Canada. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)