West Shore

Heat on the south Island has again moved the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on the West Shore. (Island Health photo)

Heat causes Langford vaccine appointments to be relocated to Victoria

Friday appointments at Eagle Ridge Arena moved to Victoria Conference Centre

 

Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Federal Liberals peg Colwood councillor as candidate for next election

Longtime community leader Doug Kobayashi to run in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

 

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to an ammonia alarm at the Juan de Fuca Arena on July 28. (Google Maps)

Ammonia sensor alarm brings Colwood firefighters to Juan de Fuca arena

Low ammonia sensor alarm tripped during maintenance work: acting chief

 

The Sooke Garden Club celebrates its 50th anniversary next month. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke Garden Club marks 50th-anniversary milestone

Group planning several events to celebrate

  • Jul 29, 2021
The Sooke Garden Club celebrates its 50th anniversary next month. (Pixabay.com)
Neil Robertson started sharing his colouring when people were putting hearts in windows for the pandemic’s first responders. Now he rotates a gallery on his windows every couple of weeks. (Zoe Ducklow/New Staff)

Inspired artist brings colour to Langford neighbourhood

Alzheimer’s patient’s artworks provide bright, cheerful display in windows

Neil Robertson started sharing his colouring when people were putting hearts in windows for the pandemic’s first responders. Now he rotates a gallery on his windows every couple of weeks. (Zoe Ducklow/New Staff)
Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)
Winners of the Sooke Fine Arts Show awards were announced at a live online award winners show on July 24. (File- Sooke News Mirror)
Kristy Sivorot and her son Griffin with Juniper, a lame, pregnant cow she bought from a large dairy operation to nurse back to health. Juniper gave birth to Junior, a bull calf, on July 21 and is doing well. (Zoe Ducklow - Sooke News Mirror)

Women hobby farmers are part of a food revolution

Raising livestock and families: the young women farmers of Sooke

Kristy Sivorot and her son Griffin with Juniper, a lame, pregnant cow she bought from a large dairy operation to nurse back to health. Juniper gave birth to Junior, a bull calf, on July 21 and is doing well. (Zoe Ducklow - Sooke News Mirror)
Colwood Coun. Gordie Logan in Royal Bay, near the future site of a seniors residence and the Royal B.C. Museum’s new collections and research building. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Homeowners balk at Royal Bay property tax exemptions, Colwood councillor pushes back

‘You have to consider more than the property tax a project will generate:’ Coun. Gordie Logan

Colwood Coun. Gordie Logan in Royal Bay, near the future site of a seniors residence and the Royal B.C. Museum’s new collections and research building. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Beau Stirling was sentenced to 18 months of probation, among other penalties, for convictions on charges of theft, breaking and entering, and driving while impaired. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood man pleads guilty, sentenced for impaired driving, theft, break-and-enter

Beau Stirling’s criminal record not lengthy, but severe, judge said

Beau Stirling was sentenced to 18 months of probation, among other penalties, for convictions on charges of theft, breaking and entering, and driving while impaired. (Black Press Media file photo)
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks at Kemp Lake. ‘My run is over. It’s time for someone else to carry on,’ he says of his retirement. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mike Hicks retiring from politics, will not run in next election

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director first elected in 2008

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks at Kemp Lake. ‘My run is over. It’s time for someone else to carry on,’ he says of his retirement. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)

New funding for wastewater plant will improve environment, Sooke mayor says

Province announces $4.6 million in funding for the $6.58-million project

The District of Sooke installed a new centrifuge at its wastewater treatment plant last year. The centrifuge is designed for a higher standard for process performance as well as for environmental impacts. An expansion of the plant is in the works, thanks to an influx of provincial funding. (Contributed - Sooke News Mirror)
Foods high, such as a salmon dinner, help reduce inflammation. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Bad inflammation will make your health sputter

Listen to your body and treat it proactively

  • Jul 26, 2021
Foods high, such as a salmon dinner, help reduce inflammation. (Pixabay.com)
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SOOKE HISTORY: The Swiss cowbell at Woodside Farm

Historic farm once well-known for dairy production

  • Jul 26, 2021
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Muir Creek fire in mop-up stage

An official with B.C. Wildfire Service said crews are in “final patrol.”

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OUR VIEW: Where have all the workers gone?

High unemployment coupled with high job vacancy rates requires innovative solutions

  • Jul 26, 2021
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Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)

FireSmart home assessments a timely resource for Metchosin

Open to Metchosin and Beecher Bay residents, FireSmart program offerings help protect homes

Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terminus at District 56 on Peatt Road and Hockley Avenue in Langford is in its final stages of construction. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Terminus building nears completion, first tenants are lining up

Gym, co-working space among first to sign leases in District 56 in Langford

Terminus at District 56 on Peatt Road and Hockley Avenue in Langford is in its final stages of construction. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Mussels had a hard time in the dual heat and low tides. Here’s one from Vancouver Island’s west coast, cooked in a happier time. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Hot shellfish: cooked in overlapping heat and low tides

UVic marine biologist said timing was bad luck, but isn’t overly concerned

Mussels had a hard time in the dual heat and low tides. Here’s one from Vancouver Island’s west coast, cooked in a happier time. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Learning to play the violin at the Sooke Harmony Project. (Contributed - Sooke Harmony Project)

Classical garden concert on Aug 8 will benefit the Sooke Harmony Project

World-class musicians will perform alongside students

Learning to play the violin at the Sooke Harmony Project. (Contributed - Sooke Harmony Project)
Tri-X Group, owners of a 52-acre property in Metchosin, part of which is pictured here, hopes to convince the district to rezone the property to allow for more industrial uses, as well as create designated parkland. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Nature area, business park proposed for 52-hectare parcel in north Metchosin

Owners of Tri-X Group want to talk rezoning: half light industrial, half park

Tri-X Group, owners of a 52-acre property in Metchosin, part of which is pictured here, hopes to convince the district to rezone the property to allow for more industrial uses, as well as create designated parkland. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)