Sooke

Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)

English bulldog getting last-minute surgery in Sooke to fix eyesight

‘Peaches’ has deep corneal ulcers in both eyes

Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)
Sooke looks for public input into the OCP update. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke wants public participation in OCP process

Official community plan to be updated in coming months

Sooke looks for public input into the OCP update. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke’s DeMamiel Creek project cost reduced by $200,000

Municipal staff lauded for coming up with savings, without compromising project

The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)
CONTACT Community Assistance Society members Jan Watson (left) and Carol Hanson are looking for more volunteers as they manage Sooke’s growing senior population. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke group providing assistance to seniors in dire need of volunteers

Loan Cupboard now in its 50th year of operation

CONTACT Community Assistance Society members Jan Watson (left) and Carol Hanson are looking for more volunteers as they manage Sooke’s growing senior population. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

In addition to the online survey, a virtual online meeting takes place Oct. 22

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw
Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)                                Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)

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Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)                                Need some local flavour? Step out to a Sooke restaurant this weekend. (Pixabay photo)
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

Blackberry wine confiscated at home

  • Sep 28, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court
The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)

Sooke’s Sheringham Distillery wins gold award

Local business wins Product of Year at B.C. Food and Beverage Awards

The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)
Dama LeComte was out on a walk with her family at Sooke’s Whiffin Spit when her daughter Sadie spotted a fish in the distance. It was later identified as a King-of-the-salmon, a deep water fish. (Dama LeComte photo)

Rare fish washes onto Whiffin Spit in Sooke

Deep water fish identified as ‘King-of-the-salmon’

Dama LeComte was out on a walk with her family at Sooke’s Whiffin Spit when her daughter Sadie spotted a fish in the distance. It was later identified as a King-of-the-salmon, a deep water fish. (Dama LeComte photo)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)

Sooke Philharmonic introduces new quartet

SPO presents first online concert Oct. 5

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Couple that owned Sooke Harbour House awarded $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Many scarecrows made an appearance in the Sooke Fall Fair contest. (Pixabay photo)
Many scarecrows made an appearance in the Sooke Fall Fair contest. (Pixabay photo)
An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

New Sooke library project awarded to Nanaimo-based company

No construction timeline announced by contractor

An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
St. Vincent de Paul is closing their Sooke and Central Saanich locations, half of their storefronts in Greater Victoria. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Greater Victoria thrift shop quietly closes two locations indefinitely

Society of St. Vincent de Paul shut down Sooke and Central Saanich storefronts

St. Vincent de Paul is closing their Sooke and Central Saanich locations, half of their storefronts in Greater Victoria. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The Sooke Truth for Reconciliation Group will host the third annual Orange Shirt Day on Saturday. (File - Black Press Media)
The Sooke Truth for Reconciliation Group will host the third annual Orange Shirt Day on Saturday. (File - Black Press Media)
SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding

SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding

Sooke Community Hall the scene of many weddings and showers

  • Sep 20, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding
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)
Man Up Demolition crew Donald Share (front), Paul Packer, Murray Klaassen and David Slemin are open for business in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New Sooke businesses popping up, amid turbulent market

‘I’m not quitting on these guys’, says company owner

  • Sep 17, 2020
Man Up Demolition crew Donald Share (front), Paul Packer, Murray Klaassen and David Slemin are open for business in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke seniors’ project approved by council

Project includes 76 affordable housing units and recreation centre

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)

Prehistoric fish found near Sooke named after amateur collector

The fish lived about 25 million years ago, scientists say

An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)