Sooke

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

Sooke Lions Club proposal for John Phillips Memorial Park on hold

Divided council and community cause pause in Lion’s plans

 

Pharmasave Sooke’s Christmas Trees of Wishes is on again to support those in need. You can also get a photo of your child with Santa on Dec. 23 for $10 in support of the Sooke Food Bank. (File - Sooke New Mirror)

In Sooke, Christmas charities shine for those in need

Many businesses and organizations have stepped up with fund-raising initiatives

 

Bad Dog Brewing Company co-owners Rosie and John Lyle earned the Business of the Year award for 2022 from the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and placed second in the People's Choice category. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

In Sooke, local brewery earns the nod as ‘top dog’

Bad Dog Brewing Company takes home chamber’s best business award

 

Les, Maureen and Luke Reynolds, of Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles, was robbed overnight, with at least $100,000 in gold and jewelry missing just as the busy holiday shopping season gets underway. (Courtesy of Luke Reynolds)

Sooke antique shop robbed of at least $100K in gold and silver

Luke Reynolds is trying to remain positive as the busy holiday shopping season approaches

Les, Maureen and Luke Reynolds, of Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles, was robbed overnight, with at least $100,000 in gold and jewelry missing just as the busy holiday shopping season gets underway. (Courtesy of Luke Reynolds)
Devon Mills (left) and Linda Love of the Providence Valley Housing Society present a $30,000 cheque to Sooke Region Communities Health Network reps Andrew Moore, Annemieke Holthuis, Rick Robinson and Anne Bell. The money will be used to fund senior housing at The Gathering Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

In Sooke, organization contributes $30,000 to seniors’ housing

Providence Village Housing Society helps fund The Gathering Place

Devon Mills (left) and Linda Love of the Providence Valley Housing Society present a $30,000 cheque to Sooke Region Communities Health Network reps Andrew Moore, Annemieke Holthuis, Rick Robinson and Anne Bell. The money will be used to fund senior housing at The Gathering Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Sooke Road re-opened after head-on crash

One person sent to hospital after collision involving a cube van and a car

Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Winter Market and Moss Cottage Christmas return to Sooke Region Museum on Dec. 3. (File - Metro Creative)

Winter Market and Moss Christmas Cottage return to Sooke Region Museum

Visitors can enjoy festive museum grounds and support local artisans

The Winter Market and Moss Cottage Christmas return to Sooke Region Museum on Dec. 3. (File - Metro Creative)
CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke chamber honours local business excellence

Bad Dog Brewery selected as top business for 2022

CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Firefighters’ annual Santa Run is set for DEC. 10, with four trucks moving neighbourhood to neighbourhood to collect donations for the Sooke Food Bank. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke firefighters rescue Christmas for many

Annual Santa Run set for Dec. 10 throughout town

Sooke Firefighters’ annual Santa Run is set for DEC. 10, with four trucks moving neighbourhood to neighbourhood to collect donations for the Sooke Food Bank. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
LETTER SIG

Letter: A simple way to collect trash and cut carbon emissions

After having lived in four Greater Victoria municipalities and now Sooke, I…

  • Nov 21, 2022
LETTER SIG
sig

Choral Evolution gets carried away to 1970s

Upcoming concerts on Dec. 9 on West Shore and Dec. 10 and 11 in Sooke

sig
GGPHOIHPOIDGJH

Sooke students focus on cash donations for 10,000 Tonight

Campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9

GGPHOIHPOIDGJH
Monica Reekie rides a camel near the Egyptian pyramids. (Contributed - Monica Reekie)

A photogenic eye for adoption

Sooke Fine Arts Show winner has a growing family of elephants

Monica Reekie rides a camel near the Egyptian pyramids. (Contributed - Monica Reekie)
A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A wildlife advocate says that weather impacts bears’ behaviour because it affects their food source. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)
A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A wildlife advocate says that weather impacts bears’ behaviour because it affects their food source. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)
sig

Sooke council rezones property to increase commercial space

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

sig
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Harbour PLayers presented Blithe Spirit in 2017. The acting troupe will premier Ben Crocker's Camelot on Friday, Nov. 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Gladiator Drywall owners and partners Blue Vasseur and Andy Turnbull are the recipients of a BBB Torch Award for finishing services. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke business puts finishing touch on award

A Sooke company has nailed a prestigious award for customer service excellence…

Gladiator Drywall owners and partners Blue Vasseur and Andy Turnbull are the recipients of a BBB Torch Award for finishing services. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Firefighters have ratified a new collective agreement with the District of Sooke, which sees increases in pay, the hiring of more firefighters and a boost to mental health benefits. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, firefighters sign new four-year deal

Collective agreement comes with pay and benefit increases

Firefighters have ratified a new collective agreement with the District of Sooke, which sees increases in pay, the hiring of more firefighters and a boost to mental health benefits. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
LETTER SIG

Letter: Climate change cannot wait for government action

As the new council takes its familiar seats and begins to address…

  • Nov 10, 2022
LETTER SIG
A newly paved section of Highway 14 between Otter Point Road and Woodhaven Road is seen in September 2022. The province’s Highway 14 improvement project is now set to be completed this spring after the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said earlier in the year it would be complete by fall 2022. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

More delays hamper Highway 14 road project near Sooke

Province not saying why project has been delayed from previous fall completion date

A newly paved section of Highway 14 between Otter Point Road and Woodhaven Road is seen in September 2022. The province’s Highway 14 improvement project is now set to be completed this spring after the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said earlier in the year it would be complete by fall 2022. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)