Sooke

Duck Day returns to to Sooke River on May 7, and along with a rubber duck race, there will be games for children, a colouring contest in schools and a scavenger hunt. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Duck Day returns to to Sooke River on May 7, and along with a rubber duck race, there will be games for children, a colouring contest in schools and a scavenger hunt. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)

Sooke councillors consider support for incentives to boost housing density

Developers urged to build underground parking in exchange for more units

Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)
Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Man dead after workshop fire in East Sooke

Crews responded to the fire on Timberdoodle Road early Wednesday morning

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Nesbitt said she’s had near-misses with cyclists on several occasions. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Sooke resident shares safety concerns with others on the Goose

The CRD is looking at lighting sections of the Galloping Goose trail, but nearer the core

Nesbitt said she’s had near-misses with cyclists on several occasions. (Don Denton/News Staff)
District of Sooke council holds its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council waiting on code of conduct

The district is waiting for provincial guidance before they discuss

District of Sooke council holds its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Despite the province investing a record $2 billion in school capital projects over the next three years, the need for new and upgraded facilities in Sooke continues to rise.
Despite the province investing a record $2 billion in school capital projects over the next three years, the need for new and upgraded facilities in Sooke continues to rise.
Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Firefighters douse fire in East Sooke

The fire happened at Timberdoodle Road

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Transit ridership numbers are lower than pre-pandemic levels in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

GRIDLOCK: Sooke transit ridership lower since the pandemic

Average weekly boardings are half as high compared to pre-pandemic numbers on some routes

Transit ridership numbers are lower than pre-pandemic levels in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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Seniors over 65 spend three times as much time watching TV as teens

  • Mar 28, 2022
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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Many activities planned for spring in Sooke

Sooke country Market opens April 23

  • Mar 28, 2022
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More than 300 runners enjoyed warm spring conditions Sunday in the Westcoast Sooke River 10K, the fifth race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. The race – hosted by Westcoast Running – was won by Logan Roots and Christine Bant. (Meredith Rose - Vancouver Island Runners Association)

Islanders win men’s, women’s Sooke 10K race

Logan Roots and Christine Bant top podium

More than 300 runners enjoyed warm spring conditions Sunday in the Westcoast Sooke River 10K, the fifth race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. The race – hosted by Westcoast Running – was won by Logan Roots and Christine Bant. (Meredith Rose - Vancouver Island Runners Association)
All Sooke Day babies were the talk of the town. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: Babies squeal and coo at All Sooke Day

Annual community celebration was important to everyone

  • Mar 28, 2022
All Sooke Day babies were the talk of the town. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Lindenthaler and Brown wanted to start a business together for a while, when Brown noticed a potential gap in the market for topographical maps. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sooke couple carving wooden maps of anywhere in the world

The process combines computer science and woodworking to make custom maps

Lindenthaler and Brown wanted to start a business together for a while, when Brown noticed a potential gap in the market for topographical maps. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Map shows the section of West Coast Road to be affected by utility work on April 5. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)

Single-lane traffic advisory for West Coast Road in Sooke

Utility work to take place 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 5

Map shows the section of West Coast Road to be affected by utility work on April 5. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society gives photographers a chance to help share the 110-year-old heritage site with the world, by competing for a spot in the 2023 calendar. (Courtesy Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society)

West Coast lighthouse photo contest entices photographers to capture B.C. beauty

13 images featuring B.C. coast to grace 2023 Sheringham Point calendar

The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society gives photographers a chance to help share the 110-year-old heritage site with the world, by competing for a spot in the 2023 calendar. (Courtesy Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society)
The cast rehearsing the finale of We Will Rock You being performed by students at Edward Milne Community School on April 21 to 23. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sooke students step on stage for first time since 2019

The last play EMCS musical theatre students performed was in 2019

The cast rehearsing the finale of We Will Rock You being performed by students at Edward Milne Community School on April 21 to 23. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)

Record-high gas prices drive Sooke commuters toward e-bikes

Resident who rides to CFB Esquimalt daily expects to pay his off in 2 years

Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)
The Sooke Fine Art Show in 2020. The last in-person show in 2019 attracted more than 9,000 people, while online shows in the last two years saw more than 10,000 tune-in. (Courtesy Sooke Fine Art Show)

Call for submissions opens for return of Sooke Fine Art Show

Applications will be judged for a place in July art show

The Sooke Fine Art Show in 2020. The last in-person show in 2019 attracted more than 9,000 people, while online shows in the last two years saw more than 10,000 tune-in. (Courtesy Sooke Fine Art Show)
Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)

Fifth race in Island Race Series comes to Sooke this Sunday

Signups end Friday for Sooke River Run 10K, based at Edward Milne School on March 27

Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)
Librarian Sharon Walker greets passing motorists Thursday while on picket duty outside the Sidney-North Saanich branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library, which is closed for a third straight day. Negotiations held Wednesday failed to produce an agreement between BCGEU representing librarians and VIRL. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Vancouver Island Regional Library strike to ramp up after talks fail to produce deal

Sidney/North Saanich branch closed again; Sooke, four other branches shut Thursday

Librarian Sharon Walker greets passing motorists Thursday while on picket duty outside the Sidney-North Saanich branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library, which is closed for a third straight day. Negotiations held Wednesday failed to produce an agreement between BCGEU representing librarians and VIRL. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)