West Shore Arts Council

Master of ceremonies Monique Pat (centre) welcomes those attending Friday’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Sooke on Friday. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Hundreds mark Orange Shirt Day in Sooke

‘I encourage all of you to be allies in the journey,’ says mayor

 

NEW CUTLINE Books for Boomers on Sept. 11 is a fundraising event for The Gathering Place, part of a seniors and multi-generational use project on land next to the new library on Wadams Way. (Contributed-SRCHN)

The Sooke Region Communities Health Network will unveil plans for the future Elders' Complex on Wadams Way at an open house on June 30. (Contributed - SRCHN)

Sooke’s Books for Boomers a page-turner

The Sooke Region Community Health Network is taking a novel approach with…

 

A home at SookePoint is part of a $2.6-million prize package that includes a 2022 Tesla Model X Long Range. (Contributed - B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation)

There’s still time to win a dream home in Sooke

B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation prize home at SookePoint includes a 2022 Tesla

 

Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, subdivision developer rejigs covenant to add parkland

New document dedicates more land for park use and additional building lots

Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UVic women’s rugby stalwart makes positive debut for Canada, eyes World Cup

Renee Gonzalez says atmosphere around the national program is positive

University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The Sooke Fall Fair hopes to go all out in 2022, but for this year the fair is spread out over a couple of weeks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair spread out over two weeks in September

Separated events will keep gatherings safe and small for 2021

The Sooke Fall Fair hopes to go all out in 2022, but for this year the fair is spread out over a couple of weeks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Two missing people rescued from Metchosin coastline

Pair last seen in dingy Sunday (Aug. 1) night

Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)
This photo of Phoebe Dunbar standing on a grey whale alongside her Lifetimer boat, in a little inlet near Beechey Head, was taken in June 1989 by Adele Lewis. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

SOOKE HISTORY: Phoebe and the whale

How a whale’s skeleton ended up in the local high school

  • Apr 26, 2021
This photo of Phoebe Dunbar standing on a grey whale alongside her Lifetimer boat, in a little inlet near Beechey Head, was taken in June 1989 by Adele Lewis. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities supporting local food banks

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria
The Art Fest takes place on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Eagle Creek Village in 
View Royal. 
(iStock photo)

Art Fest flies in Eagle Creek in View Royal

Free art kit will be provided to first 100 kids

  • Sep 15, 2018
The Art Fest takes place on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Eagle Creek Village in 
View Royal. 
(iStock photo)
The Phoenix Rainbow will be featured at this year’s Light Up the Hills festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Westhills community. The 16’ tall 32’ wide rainbow has been featured at several events this summer including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and Burning Man. (Photo courtesy of Jimbo Insell)

Westhills to come alive with light this weekend

Light up the Hills highlights importance of art in the community

The Phoenix Rainbow will be featured at this year’s Light Up the Hills festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Westhills community. The 16’ tall 32’ wide rainbow has been featured at several events this summer including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and Burning Man. (Photo courtesy of Jimbo Insell)