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Sooke Celtic coach Sven Eckhardt gives a thumbs up to Dex Snelling, a youth player with Sooke FC and avid Celtic fan, for his Celtic clover haircut. (Contributed photo)

For Sooke Celtic coach, focusing on fundamentals is key

Sven Eckhardt brings international soccer experiences to local pitch

 

Rogers Communications says cellphone service between Sooke and Port Renfrew will be up and running by April 1. (Shutterstock.com)

Sooke to Port Renfrew will have full cellphone coverage by April

‘Dead zone’ along a 70-kilometre section of Highway 14 to be eliminated

 

Local MLA John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. cow fart reduction project seeks to clear the air with seaweed

Partners in an innovative methane reduction method want to set the record straight with neighbours

 

Local MLA John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

East Sooke cow fart project proponents seek to clear the air

Partners of an innovative methane reduction method using seaweed want to set the record straight

Local MLA John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on May 18, 2022. Heritage Canada says an official Canadian portrait of King Charles III will be released “in due course.” (Justin Tang - The Canadian Press)

Where is King Charles’s official portrait?

Government offices and municipal halls not required to display royal portraits

Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on May 18, 2022. Heritage Canada says an official Canadian portrait of King Charles III will be released “in due course.” (Justin Tang - The Canadian Press)
WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)

WorkBC in Sooke hosts career and volunteer fair

Event takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 at Edward Milne Community School

WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)
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Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)

Wounded Warriors warm-up event hits the road Sunday

Runners set course from Sooke to Sidney

Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)
Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)

Training begins for 13 regional firefighter recruits

Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments work together to teach program

Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)
Parked cars covered with snow. Snow removal in Sooke is a problem, says resident in a submission to council. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Pedestrian frustrated by Sooke’s lack of snow clearing

Accessibility hampered by ‘impassable sidewalks’

Parked cars covered with snow. Snow removal in Sooke is a problem, says resident in a submission to council. (File - Shutterstock.com)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus will host their annual Tea and Symphony concert on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Contributed)

Tea and Symphony a treat for the senses

Event takes place Feb. 12 at Sooke Community Hall

The Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus will host their annual Tea and Symphony concert on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Contributed)
Sooke is a fishing hotspot for five species of salmon and halibut. (Contributed - Fishing-Booker)

Sooke one of the best places to fish in Canada: survey

‘Fishing is on fire practically all year’

Sooke is a fishing hotspot for five species of salmon and halibut. (Contributed - Fishing-Booker)
Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)

Court rules Sooke business violated local bylaws

In contravention of aw, Driver Enterprises undertook development without proper authorization

Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)
A researcher has given Sooke council some tourism ideas to work on. (Black Press File photo)

Sooke can be the town tourists ‘drive to, not through’: study

Royal Roads University study presented to council

  • Jan 17, 2023
A researcher has given Sooke council some tourism ideas to work on. (Black Press File photo)
A proposal to build an experimental radio tower on Gordon Road has raised concerns among East Sooke residents. File – Shutterstock.com)

East Sooke cell tower plan gets thumbs down from land use committee

Health concerns cited as reasons for opposition by residents

A proposal to build an experimental radio tower on Gordon Road has raised concerns among East Sooke residents. File – Shutterstock.com)
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HMCS Calgary returns to CFB Esquimalt from an overseas operation. The ship will be one of many using Whiskey Hotel to conduct surface gunnery training beginning this year. (Cpl. Jay Naples – Canadian Armed Forces)

Navy resumes surface gunnery training in Juan de Fuca after years-long whale study

The Whiskey Hotel firing range located between Sooke and Port Renfrew

HMCS Calgary returns to CFB Esquimalt from an overseas operation. The ship will be one of many using Whiskey Hotel to conduct surface gunnery training beginning this year. (Cpl. Jay Naples – Canadian Armed Forces)
Brett Sinden

Sooke RCMP seek new commander

Staff Sgt. Brett Sinden transferred to Island District headquarters

Brett Sinden