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Sooke council rezones property to increase commercial space

The applicant would like to develop a commercial node complementary to the residential development.

 

Sooke’s new council includes Mayor Maja Tait and councillors Al Beddows, Jeff Bateman, Dana Lajeunesse and Tony St-Pierre. Missing Kevin Pearson and Megan McMath. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

New Sooke council takes oath of office at inaugural meeting

Committee appointments selected by councillors

 

Sooke’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public invited to Sooke council’s inaugural meeting on Monday

Provincial court Judge Ted Gouge to swear in mayor, councillors

 

Sooke council hosts its inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. Mayor Maja Tait returns for a third term. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inaugural meeting kicks off new Sooke council term

Swearing-in ceremony for councillors takes place on Nov. 7

Sooke council hosts its inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. Mayor Maja Tait returns for a third term. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The water quality of the Sooke Basin will improve with the expansion of the wastewater facility, say district officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke set to break ground on wastewater plant expansion, easing capacity woes

Facility will receive upgrades, and collection system extended to increase sewer capacity

The water quality of the Sooke Basin will improve with the expansion of the wastewater facility, say district officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council faced many challenges in its four-year term, said Mayor Maja Tait. The municipal election is on Saturday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council faced many challenges in its four-year term, said Mayor Maja Tait. The municipal election is on Saturday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Community plan facing further delays in Sooke

Council pushing approval into next term

Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)

Anna Russell announces bid for Sooke council

She wants to represent those who want to protect community’s rural nature, small-town feel

Anna Russell is running for Sooke district council in this fall’s municipal election. (Submitted)
Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)

Sooke council race takes shape as another candidate declares

Local businessman Nick Dickinson-Wilde eyes housing as an issue

Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)
Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)

Four Sooke council members will run for re-election in October

It doesn’t look like there’s a lack of political ambition in Sooke.…

Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)
Sooke Deputy Mayor Al Beddows will chair a special meeting on Tuesday, July 19, that will determine the future of the district’s official community plan. (Courtesy District of Sooke)

Sooke council has one final kick at the OCP can this term

July 19 meeting offers opportunity to make final amendments

Sooke Deputy Mayor Al Beddows will chair a special meeting on Tuesday, July 19, that will determine the future of the district’s official community plan. (Courtesy District of Sooke)
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)
Sooke council wants to take another look at the draft official community plan. (Courtesy - District of Sooke)

Sooke plans third meeting as council races to finalize OCP before election

OCP was placed in ‘high priority’ by council when elected in 2018

Sooke council wants to take another look at the draft official community plan. (Courtesy - District of Sooke)
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Sooke council votes to give councillor leave for one meeting

Coun. Megan McMath has missed four consecutive meetings

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Name for new Sooke park takes flight

Name for new Sooke park takes flight

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The Sooke Lions Club hopes to build a community centre and other public amenities and John Phillips Memorial Park. (District of Sooke)

Sooke Lions will host town hall meeting to discuss park proposal

Plan includes a community centre, daycare, clubhouse, offices, outdoor stage and concession

The Sooke Lions Club hopes to build a community centre and other public amenities and John Phillips Memorial Park. (District of Sooke)
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Council this week: Sooke staff urge councillors to deny variance for housing project

Developer wants to build two six-storey buildings with 161 residential rental units

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The District of Sooke’s police budget is $2,443,607 but only covers the regular operations of the RCMP. Major crimes, such as murders, terrorism and cocaine trafficking, are handled differently, say officials. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Hefty bill for homicide investigation could lead to tax hike, warns Sooke mayor

‘We’re a growing community, and our problems grow with it,’ says Mayor Maja Tait

The District of Sooke’s police budget is $2,443,607 but only covers the regular operations of the RCMP. Major crimes, such as murders, terrorism and cocaine trafficking, are handled differently, say officials. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke district council is continuing its review of the official community plan. The OCP is expected to go to public hearing by this summer. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council reviews draft OCP chapter by chapter

OCP blueprint for community development

Sooke district council is continuing its review of the official community plan. The OCP is expected to go to public hearing by this summer. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Grants are available to encourage programs that enhance the quality of life for Sooke residents. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Council approves $83,440 in community grants for local non-profits

Each year a portion of the Sooke municipal budget is set aside for community support funding

Grants are available to encourage programs that enhance the quality of life for Sooke residents. (File - Sooke News Mirror)