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The Crofton Seawalk’s main entrance. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Seawalk celebrations simply sensational

Significant summertime ceremony sizzles surrounded by sunshine

The Crofton Seawalk’s main entrance. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Participants at a drum-in and mallet-making workshop this past spring show their creations. (Photo submitted)

Unique scavenger hunt for sounds to be held on Nanaimo’s waterfront

Vibroacoustic therapy practitioner Narissa Young organizes free event July 23

Participants at a drum-in and mallet-making workshop this past spring show their creations. (Photo submitted)
Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)

New ownership signals return for Yumbrosia in Oak Bay

Esquimalt local awaits business licence before reopening

Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)
The beauty of the Crofton Seawalk is enjoyed by hundreds of people every day. (Photo submitted)

Celebration to mark Crofton Seawalk’s 20th anniversary

Public invited to family-friendly event next Wednesday, July 13

The beauty of the Crofton Seawalk is enjoyed by hundreds of people every day. (Photo submitted)
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Chemainus

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke opens doors to $1.3-million multi-sport box

The facility was built on vacant land near SEAPARC Leisure Complex

Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Lions Club member Lorne Christensen (left) and Al Beddows prepare for Canda events at Sooke River Flats on Friday. The event begins at noon running through to 6 p.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Canada Day celebrations return to Sooke, Port Renfrew

No fireworks for July 1 event in Sooke

Sooke Lions Club member Lorne Christensen (left) and Al Beddows prepare for Canda events at Sooke River Flats on Friday. The event begins at noon running through to 6 p.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Chemainus resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)

Organizers planning the return of Shirley Day

Community event coming back after two-year hiatus

  • Jun 22, 2022
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
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)
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)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Fine Brew will perform at a benefit concert for Ukraine families in Sooke on June 25. (Contributed - Fine Brew)

Sooke musicians host benefit concert for Ukrainian families

Fine Brew and Willis Taylor headline fundraiser on June 25

Fine Brew will perform at a benefit concert for Ukraine families in Sooke on June 25. (Contributed - Fine Brew)
Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)

Project to establish women’s recovery facility in Chemainus scrapped

Estimated costs of required upgrades considered unattainable by society

Orlando Sumner, left, and Bernie Willock signing the original agreement for the purchase of the former St. Joseph’s School. (File photo)
Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Thrift store moving to new digs in Sooke

Relocating to old library site on Anna Marie Road

Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
StoryPath, featuring pages of stories displayed at businesses across Victoria, celebrates writers aged 8 to 12 now through June 18. (Courtesy Story Studio)

Victoria businesses showcase stories page-by-page with StoryPath

Literary scavenger hunt shares storytelling of local youth

StoryPath, featuring pages of stories displayed at businesses across Victoria, celebrates writers aged 8 to 12 now through June 18. (Courtesy Story Studio)
Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)

COVID pivot: Sooke event aims to assess volunteer landscape

Non-Profit Think Tank brings together non-profit organizations to share experiences

Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)