Sooke

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
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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)
OPINION SIG

New book – Stories of Sooke – highlights rich tapestry of life in the region

Historian Elida Peers has been writing stories about Sooke history since 1970s

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The Sooke Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC Leisure Complex on Nov. 22. (Contributed photo)

Sooke festive event fun way to help sick kids

Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC on Nov. 22

The Sooke Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC Leisure Complex on Nov. 22. (Contributed photo)
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 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)
Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Editorial: Community must come together to revive All Sooke Day

Many communities have a special day of celebration. Why not Sooke?

  • Nov 7, 2022
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Letter: Olympic mountains keep Victoria drier

Re: Islanders brace for rainy November (Online, Nov. 3) The numbers shown…

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Letter: Dog attack leaves pooch with broken hip

On Oct. 30, I walked a friend’s Labradoodle on a leash in…

  • Nov 4, 2022
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The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)

Burning ban lifted in Sooke as drought conditions ease

Multiple bouts of significant rainfall reduces fire threat

The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)
(File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sandbag station moves to Ed Macgregor parking lot

Station more accessible for residents, says district

(File - Sooke News Mirror)
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’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders brace for rainy November

The gloomiest month of the year is also the wettest

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)
A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BC Supreme Court rejects old growth protesters application to combine their cases

Application called for court to join and stay proceedings due to RCMP’s “alleged systemic misconduct”

A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Can All Sooke Day be resurrected?

Third story in a three-part series

All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks (second from left) and Mayor Maja Tait joined Royal Canadian Legion members Joe Danyleyko, Murray Lambert and Ted Davies in launching the annual poppy campaign on Friday at the Sooke cenotaph. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Poppy campaign kicks off in Sooke

Money raised from fundraising helps veterans

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks (second from left) and Mayor Maja Tait joined Royal Canadian Legion members Joe Danyleyko, Murray Lambert and Ted Davies in launching the annual poppy campaign on Friday at the Sooke cenotaph. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Jordan River kite surfer Frances Kelly placed second at the GKA Kite World Tour stop in Morocco, her first ever final event in the sport. (Courtesy of Romantsovaphoto)

Jordan River kite surfer finishes second in world tour stop in Morocco

Frances Kelly earned her best-ever finish despite two years of no competition during COVID

Jordan River kite surfer Frances Kelly placed second at the GKA Kite World Tour stop in Morocco, her first ever final event in the sport. (Courtesy of Romantsovaphoto)