Sooke

The Sooke Homeless Coalition wants to work with the District of Sooke to offer stable, safe places for homeless people to park recreatioal vehicles. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Homeless Coalition seeks safety for people sleeping in cars

Emergency billeting idea would link homeless with property owners

The Sooke Homeless Coalition wants to work with the District of Sooke to offer stable, safe places for homeless people to park recreatioal vehicles. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Spring has sprung – and so have community events

Many activities planned in Sooke throughout April and May

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)

Sooke poetry group releases local works

Launch event takes place May 7

Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)
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LETTER: Elephant in the room is crawling along Highway 14

Sooke is limited in its human carrying capacity by being dependent upon…

  • Apr 18, 2022
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LETTER: Let’s focus on affordable housing

Re: Sooke at low end of rising home prices (News, April 14)…

  • Apr 18, 2022
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Sooke RCMP ask anyone with information about a youth stabbed April 14 to call them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses render first aid after youth stabbed, significantly injured on Sooke trail

Sooke RCMP take second youth into custody, say no further risk to the public

Sooke RCMP ask anyone with information about a youth stabbed April 14 to call them. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sunday school at Knox Presbyterian Church in 1953. The original church was built in 1898. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)

SOOKE HISTORY: Knox Presbyterian Church built dates back to 1898

Church construction spearheaded by four pioneers

  • Apr 14, 2022
Sunday school at Knox Presbyterian Church in 1953. The original church was built in 1898. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)
The public will get a chance to offer more input on Sooke’s draft official community plan at a May 7 open house and later at a June 10 public hearing. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)

District of Sooke OCP passes first reading

Open house, public hearing set for this spring

The public will get a chance to offer more input on Sooke’s draft official community plan at a May 7 open house and later at a June 10 public hearing. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)
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Sooke teen wins legion writing award

Marley DeKelver’s short story is called “We Remember”, focuses on war and veterans

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Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait callled a recent traffic delay “horrible” for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, school district meet to address traffic safety issues

Delays along Highway 14 have been a hot-button topic for a while in Sooke

Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait callled a recent traffic delay “horrible” for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)

Taekwondo kicks back into Sooke

Mijo Taekwondo partners with SEAPARC

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)
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LETTER: Many helped when tree fell

The wind and hail storm on April 4 brought down a large…

  • Apr 11, 2022
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LETTER: Green and NetZero is noble but can we deliver?

The draft OCP, produced more than two years and costing taxpayers $400,000,…

  • Apr 11, 2022
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Artist shared First Nation culture and art with community

Darlene George’s final days spent at home watching the waves at Sooke Bay

  • Apr 11, 2022
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More people are stepping forward to resume volunteering in Sooke, say officials. (Metro-Creative)

Volunteers return after the pandemic

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre sees new interest in volunteering

More people are stepping forward to resume volunteering in Sooke, say officials. (Metro-Creative)
Crystal Gelsinger, with sign in hand, Sally Kunce, and Bryce and Kade Kunce take part in a recent fundraiser for the Sooke Transition House. (Contributed - Sooke Transition House Society)

Sooke Transition House seeks directors for board

Members of the board serve to guide, support and oversee the society

Crystal Gelsinger, with sign in hand, Sally Kunce, and Bryce and Kade Kunce take part in a recent fundraiser for the Sooke Transition House. (Contributed - Sooke Transition House Society)
Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)

Sooke Fine Arts Show seeks cast of volunteers

Summer art exhibition runs from July 22-Aug. 4

Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)
A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another dog attacked by a cougar, this time near Sooke on Monday

Incident continues a string of daytime attacks by large cats on large dogs

A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sets aside $2,500 for Indigenous art on fire truck

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. The decals…

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Troy Dignam’s meal was prepared with almost entirely Sooke-produced ingredients. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)

Sooke farmer makes meal almost entirely from local sources

All but a few minor ingredients were produced in Sooke

Troy Dignam’s meal was prepared with almost entirely Sooke-produced ingredients. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)