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Climate change should be focal to Sooke’s new official community plan, says Transition Sooke. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke council urged to address OCP through climate emergency lens

Review of official community plan underway

Climate change should be focal to Sooke’s new official community plan, says Transition Sooke. (Pixabay photo)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke seniors’ project approved by council

Project includes 76 affordable housing units and recreation centre

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)

Prehistoric fish found near Sooke named after amateur collector

The fish lived about 25 million years ago, scientists say

An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security

Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security

Group distributes 222 planters to 40 homes in Sooke

Charity delivers garden kits to foster food security
A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)

Complaints of ‘nuisance bears’ down so far this year in Sooke

Experts urge residents to be bear aware

A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)
This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)
Sooke launches online budget survey

Sooke launches online budget survey

Citizen Budget is an interactive tool

Sooke launches online budget survey
The Sooke Region Museum is looking for COVID-19 items to archive. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke museum documenting COVID-19 pandemic

Museum wants to hear your COVID-19 stories

The Sooke Region Museum is looking for COVID-19 items to archive. (Pixabay photo)
Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke housing development sees fast sales during pandemic

Success at Heron View is duplicated in other areas of the real estate industry

Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm

So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm

District has not dipped into reserve funds

So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm
Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)

Food truck pilot project begins in Sooke parks

Several operators have been pushing the district to cut the red tape surrounding food trucks

Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke wants to discuss partnership opportunities with the Capital Region Housing Corporation to develop the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke eyes talks with CRD for Lot A development

Discussions could focus on housing, resources and public amenities

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke wants to discuss partnership opportunities with the Capital Region Housing Corporation to develop the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
More than 86 per cent of Sooke property owners paid their taxes on time. The deadline was July 2. (Pixabay photo)

Over 86% of Sooke property owners pay taxes on time

The deadline for tax payment was July 2

More than 86 per cent of Sooke property owners paid their taxes on time. The deadline was July 2. (Pixabay photo)
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New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke

Machine funded by the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation

(Pixabay photo)
A group of Port Renfrew volunteers is planning to clear Parkinson Road of weeds Thursday afternoon. Anyone interested in helping out are asked to meet at the Port Renfrew Firehall at noon. (Google Maps photo)

Volunteers sought to remove weeds from Port Renfrew’s Parkinson Road

Road has no sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk on pavement

A group of Port Renfrew volunteers is planning to clear Parkinson Road of weeds Thursday afternoon. Anyone interested in helping out are asked to meet at the Port Renfrew Firehall at noon. (Google Maps photo)
(Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke RCMP seek video after tires slashed on five vehicles

10 tires damaged in overnight incident in Sooke

(Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses

Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses

Pay details included in Statement of Financial Information for 2019

Sooke council members receive nearly $146,000 in remuneration and expenses
The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Is your local intersection or road slated for improvements?

Sooke’s $3.4-million road improvement program heads into third year

The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council is repealing the district’s firearms regulation bylaw. Most property within the boundaries of Sooke are already restricted on the use of firearms under federal, provincial and regional legislation, a municipal staff report stated. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke council repeals firearms regulation bylaw

Other levels of government already have rules in place for firearms

Sooke council is repealing the district’s firearms regulation bylaw. Most property within the boundaries of Sooke are already restricted on the use of firearms under federal, provincial and regional legislation, a municipal staff report stated. (Pixabay photo)