Sooke

The concrete pour on Sooke’s new multi-sport box begins March 14. (District of Sooke)

Work resumes on multi-sport box

$1.3-million project delayed due to weather, pandemic

The concrete pour on Sooke’s new multi-sport box begins March 14. (District of Sooke)
Firefighters respond to a house fire on Church Road on Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Six people flee Sooke house fire

Residents heard a loud bang, saw smoke

Firefighters respond to a house fire on Church Road on Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Canada Day celebrations return to the Sooke River Flats on July 1. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Canada Day celebrations returning to Sooke

Canada Day celebrations will return to Sooke this year after a two-year…

Canada Day celebrations return to the Sooke River Flats on July 1. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
On-road transportation was the biggest causer of emissions in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke GHG emissions dropping, but too slowly

Emissions dropped 2.6 per cent between 2018 and 2020, below the 5.5 per cent target

On-road transportation was the biggest causer of emissions in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke is planning a three-week-long road closure for Charters Road beginning on March 7. (District of Sooke)

Construction of underground services leads to spring road closures in Sooke

A section of Charters Road will be closed to traffic until March 25

The District of Sooke is planning a three-week-long road closure for Charters Road beginning on March 7. (District of Sooke)
Vital Vittles opens its doors to the dining room on March 18. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Vital Vittles reopens doors after pandemic

First meal served up on March 18

Vital Vittles opens its doors to the dining room on March 18. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Mediterranean and Asian diets are among the best, writes Ron Cain. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

FITNESS: Intermittent fasting – to eat or not to eat

The only ‘diet’ that makes sense is an eating pattern that is part of a healthy lifestyle

  • Mar 4, 2022
Mediterranean and Asian diets are among the best, writes Ron Cain. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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LETTER: Contractor not upfront with costs

Last year I was approached by a builder “between jobs” for work.…

  • Mar 4, 2022
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The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s density bonus program being tweaked

Bylaw change aims to increase underground parking, housing options

The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke wants to thank volunteers with a recognition program. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke looks to establish volunteer recognition program

Aim is to acknowledge residents contributing to community through volunteer efforts

The District of Sooke wants to thank volunteers with a recognition program. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The new library is for all ages. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Sooke residents explore new library for first time

The new $7.5-million, circular venue had a soft opening on Feb. 21

The new library is for all ages. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Governor General award-winning author and Otter Point resident Darrel McLeod will be mentoring Cree author Joseph Kakwinokanasum as part of the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Rising Stars program. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)

Sooke writer mentors aspiring author

Darrel McLeod mentoring with Writer’s Trust

Governor General award-winning author and Otter Point resident Darrel McLeod will be mentoring Cree author Joseph Kakwinokanasum as part of the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Rising Stars program. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)
Traffic was backd up on Sooke ROad due to a orllover crash around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of EMily Campbell-Meznies/Facebook)

Rollover accident backs up traffic on Sooke Road

Alternating traffic can be avoided by taking Kangaroo Road

Traffic was backd up on Sooke ROad due to a orllover crash around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of EMily Campbell-Meznies/Facebook)
The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Bylaw change could hold key to building permit backlog in Sooke

It currently takes district planners up to three months to approve permits

The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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A portion of Charters Road in Sooke closed for three weeks

Area between Throup Road and Golledge Avenue set for upgrades

  • Feb 25, 2022
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Bentinck Island, off Metchosin, will be in use for terrestrial demolition by the Department of National Defencefrom March 3 to 9. (File - Black Press)
Bentinck Island, off Metchosin, will be in use for terrestrial demolition by the Department of National Defencefrom March 3 to 9. (File - Black Press)
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CURATOR’S CORNER: Tree rings provide snapshots of the past

Wringing information out of wood

  • Feb 24, 2022
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Sooke’s first police station located in cottage

SOOKE HISTORY: Const. Allan Quinn first police officer posted to Sooke

  • Feb 24, 2022
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Tia Nunn spars during a practice Feb. 23 at the Sooke Boxing Club’s new location. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Boxing Club back in ring despite recent blows

A new home means the club will be in better shape when it sends a team to Mexico in March

Tia Nunn spars during a practice Feb. 23 at the Sooke Boxing Club’s new location. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Highway 14 improvements to be ‘significantly complete’ by fall: Province

The province said the project near Sooke remains on time and budget

Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)