Sooke

Improvements to the Highway 14 corridor between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road are nearing completion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Highway 14 corridor work on track for completion

Connie Road to Glinz Road goes opens to two-way traffic in both directions in late July

 

Work to decommission a dam at Carpenter Road Community Park to reduce the risk of flooding is expected to proceed this summer. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)

Otter Point dam demolition draws criticism

Officials fear a breach of berm could result in flooding

 

Doug Brownsey at work in his store. He began working in the store when he was seven years old. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)

SOOKE HISTORY: Brownsey building housed grocery store and post office

SOOKE HISTORY: A new store opened in 1958, making it one of the town’s largest grocery outlets

  • Jul 4, 2022
Doug Brownsey at work in his store. He began working in the store when he was seven years old. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke takes place July 10 at 2:30 p.m. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic takes a fling

Annual concert at Ed Macgregor Park on July 10

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke takes place July 10 at 2:30 p.m. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, subdivision developer rejigs covenant to add parkland

New document dedicates more land for park use and additional building lots

Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Ravi Parmar, chair of the Sooke School District board, will miss Premier Horgan on many levels. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Ravi Parmar, chair of the Sooke School District board, will miss Premier Horgan on many levels. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Exhibit frames Sooke’s art community

The Sooke Region Museum’s summer exhibit celebrates the multitude of shades that…

Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
The much-anticipated Charters Road Corridor should be “shovel ready’ by late fall, say district officials. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke applies for grant to improve Charters Road Corridor

Corridor upgrades identified in Transportation Master Plan

The much-anticipated Charters Road Corridor should be “shovel ready’ by late fall, say district officials. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council wants to take another look at the draft official community plan. (Courtesy - District of Sooke)

Sooke plans third meeting as council races to finalize OCP before election

OCP was placed in ‘high priority’ by council when elected in 2018

Sooke council wants to take another look at the draft official community plan. (Courtesy - District of Sooke)
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Sooke council votes to give councillor leave for one meeting

Coun. Megan McMath has missed four consecutive meetings

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Name for new Sooke park takes flight

Name for new Sooke park takes flight

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Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke opens doors to $1.3-million multi-sport box

The facility was built on vacant land near SEAPARC Leisure Complex

Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)
The Brookes Westshore 2022 graduating class. (Brookes Westshore/Facebook)

10 scholarships coming for Ukrainian students to finish high school in Colwood

Brookes Westshore hopes to have students enrolled for September

The Brookes Westshore 2022 graduating class. (Brookes Westshore/Facebook)
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EDITORIAL: Canada Day reflects on all of us

July 1 is traditionally a day we proudly wrap ourselves in the…

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Emma Jane Mugford (left) posing for a family portrait with her family. Mariner Robert John Mugford arrived in Sooke from Newfoundland in 1887. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: Mugford Board & Lodging House was home to many weary travellers

“Aunt Janie” Mugford offered good food and a warm welcome to travellers

  • Jun 27, 2022
Emma Jane Mugford (left) posing for a family portrait with her family. Mariner Robert John Mugford arrived in Sooke from Newfoundland in 1887. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
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Here’s what’s up at S00ke council this week

A series of financial documents to be released including detailed data on staff and council costs

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Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)

What’s happening in Greater Victoria on Canada Day?

Events return in Saanich and Sooke while making a debut in Langford

Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighters at the Evergreen Centre fire in August 2013. Last week, the District of Sooke released its Fire Master Plan, a strategic report to guide the fire department over the next 10 to 15 years. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fire Rescue’s race against clock hits staffing snag

Department struggles to hit response time targets overnight

Firefighters at the Evergreen Centre fire in August 2013. Last week, the District of Sooke released its Fire Master Plan, a strategic report to guide the fire department over the next 10 to 15 years. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)