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First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

Parks gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, say officials

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fine Art Show moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic

34th annual event hosted online in order to adhere to social distancing practices

  • Apr 27, 2020
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)
Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Canada Day celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19

July 1 events officially cancelled throughout Greater Victoria

Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)

Online petition launched against Sooke homeless shelter

Rec centre will be used as an emergency space for homeless needing to self-isolate

  • Apr 23, 2020
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)
An Audi ended up in a ditch nearby Humpback Road and Sooke Road on April 23 after a driver lost control and swerved off the road. West Shore RCMP impounded the vehicle and issued the driver 90-day driving prohibition. (Courtesy of Lily Nicole)

VIDEO: Vehicle impounded after intoxicated driver swerves into Langford ditch

West Shore RCMP says driver was uninjured, issued 90-day driving prohibition

An Audi ended up in a ditch nearby Humpback Road and Sooke Road on April 23 after a driver lost control and swerved off the road. West Shore RCMP impounded the vehicle and issued the driver 90-day driving prohibition. (Courtesy of Lily Nicole)
Take a hike in Sooke BC

Take a hike in Sooke BC

Sooke’s natural setting invites exploration. Whether it’s the beaches and ocean to…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Take a hike in Sooke BC
Discover Sooke

Discover Sooke

Sooke is an ideal destination for anyone interested in outdoor adventures, relaxing…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Discover Sooke
The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)

Sooke Harbour House up for sale

One of Sooke’s most well-known resorts is up for grabs, likely for…

  • Apr 21, 2020
The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)

Sooke rec centre to provide self-isolation space for homeless people

B.C. Housing still developing operating plan, expects to welcome homeless soon

  • Apr 20, 2020
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)
This scene shows one of the state rooms in the Spanish Embassy at The Hague, in the Netherlands, as Sooke’s Susan McLean presented the image of Sooke volunteers posed at Whiffin Spit’s Quimper Park, to Spanish Ambassador Antonio Jose Fournier. (Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: A gift to Spain

Spanish ambassador Antonio Jose Fournier played key role in bicentennial celebrations

  • Apr 19, 2020
This scene shows one of the state rooms in the Spanish Embassy at The Hague, in the Netherlands, as Sooke’s Susan McLean presented the image of Sooke volunteers posed at Whiffin Spit’s Quimper Park, to Spanish Ambassador Antonio Jose Fournier. (Sooke Region Museum)
The Sooke Fall Fair is a popular community event. This year’s fair theme is The Perfect Pumpkin Patch. (Sooke News Mirror)

Amidst virus concerns, Sooke Fall Fair going ahead as planned

This year’s event themed The Perfect Pumpkin Patch

  • Apr 17, 2020
The Sooke Fall Fair is a popular community event. This year’s fair theme is The Perfect Pumpkin Patch. (Sooke News Mirror)
The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest obstacle faced by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke. (Photo contributed by Marie Allen)

Sooke church’s small congregation keeps the faith despite struggles

Holy Trinity Anglican Church was facing difficulties even before the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest obstacle faced by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke. (Photo contributed by Marie Allen)
My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. In collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club, the program is extending its reach to Sooke. (Black Press file photo)

Food security initiative encourages Sooke residents to grow food at home

My FED Farm program offers free garden kits to those affected by COVID-19

My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. In collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club, the program is extending its reach to Sooke. (Black Press file photo)
Sooke mother Brooke Ervin has been prepping hundreds of free meals for the community to help out during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Ervin says giving back to the community is helping her cope with the loss of daughter Hannah Day, who tragically died last year after a long battle with cancer. (Photo contributed by Brooke Ervin)

Mourning Sooke mom preps free meals for the community

Giving back to Sooke helps Brooke Ervin cope with loss of daughter Hannah Day

  • Apr 15, 2020
Sooke mother Brooke Ervin has been prepping hundreds of free meals for the community to help out during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Ervin says giving back to the community is helping her cope with the loss of daughter Hannah Day, who tragically died last year after a long battle with cancer. (Photo contributed by Brooke Ervin)
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has a big anouncement planned for the next online meeting on April 13. (file photo)

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce plans ‘big announcement’

Announcement said to help local businesses with cash flow during pandemic

  • Apr 9, 2020
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has a big anouncement planned for the next online meeting on April 13. (file photo)
A traffic stop by the Sooke RCMP led to the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, weapons and counterfeit money. (Sooke RCMP photo)
A traffic stop by the Sooke RCMP led to the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, weapons and counterfeit money. (Sooke RCMP photo)
Outreach initiative connects Sooke seniors to support amid COVID-19

Outreach initiative connects Sooke seniors to support amid COVID-19

Volunteers encouraged to sign up as need increases

  • Apr 6, 2020
Outreach initiative connects Sooke seniors to support amid COVID-19
The corner of Highway 14 and Phillips Road looked like this in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Courtesy Elida Peers/Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: Phillips at Highway 14 before it was home to Sooke’s third traffic light

Elida Peers is a historian with Sooke Region Museum

  • Apr 5, 2020
The corner of Highway 14 and Phillips Road looked like this in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Courtesy Elida Peers/Sooke Region Museum)
Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

District’s community update asks residents for vigilance during crisis

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic
SOOKE HISTORY: When the Spanish flu hit Sooke

SOOKE HISTORY: When the Spanish flu hit Sooke

Two kindly grandmothers provided both herbal remedies and comfort

  • Mar 20, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: When the Spanish flu hit Sooke
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