Kevin Laird

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)
An artist’s rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Construction contract eyed for new Sooke library

Build on library expected to start this summer

An artist’s rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Sooke council resurrects arts committee

Sooke council resurrects arts committee

SPA to examine memorial wall proposals

Sooke council resurrects arts committee
Firefighters called for technical rescue at Sooke Potholes

Firefighters called for technical rescue at Sooke Potholes

Woman breaks her leg while walking along riverbed

Firefighters called for technical rescue at Sooke Potholes
The District of Sooke will speed up building permits and liquor license applications for on-street and parking lot patios to give restaurants and pubs struggling because of COVID-19 a boost. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke to allow restaurant patios on streets and in parking lots

The virus has had major impact on local businesses, says Sooke mayor

The District of Sooke will speed up building permits and liquor license applications for on-street and parking lot patios to give restaurants and pubs struggling because of COVID-19 a boost. (Pixabay photo)
The long road to recovery will have a few bumps

The long road to recovery will have a few bumps

Some things will never be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic, local experts say

The long road to recovery will have a few bumps
District councillors have approved funding of $16,000 to the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke council approves new funding for chamber of commerce

A $16,000 service agreement to be created

District councillors have approved funding of $16,000 to the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. (Pixabay photo)
The location of the proposed structure for Quimper Park. (District of Sooke)

Sooke council delays vote on Whiffin Spit memorial wall

Sooke district council has again delayed a decision to erect a memorial…

The location of the proposed structure for Quimper Park. (District of Sooke)
The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Work on Highway 14 realignment will start this fall

Sooke project moves into final stage after public feedback

The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Minor Fastball is looking to salvage a season. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Minor Fastball looks to salvage season

Guidelines expected to come from Softball B.C., Softball Canada

Sooke Minor Fastball is looking to salvage a season. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic puts pause on Philharmonic Fling

Society board still hoping to stage event later this year

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Island Health is easing rules for grocery stores to sell bottle water at dispensing machines. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Island Health takes lid off bottled water

Rules eased for water dispensing machine use in grocery stores

Island Health is easing rules for grocery stores to sell bottle water at dispensing machines. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke RCMP will not enforce the speed limit in school zones while classes remain cancelled and schools are closed. (Black Press Media)

Sooke RCMP not enforcing school zone speed limits

Because students not attending class, the school zone is not enforceable, police say

Sooke RCMP will not enforce the speed limit in school zones while classes remain cancelled and schools are closed. (Black Press Media)
Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen

Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen

Whiffin Spit and Marine Boardwalk most popular areas for park users

Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen
Wild Wise Sooke reminds the community to be bear aware, and to avoid having bear attractants in their yards. (Black Press Media file photo)                                Black Bear carrying garbage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wild Wise Sooke urges bear awareness

Educational group kicks up social media presence in response to social distancing.

Wild Wise Sooke reminds the community to be bear aware, and to avoid having bear attractants in their yards. (Black Press Media file photo)                                Black Bear carrying garbage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke Country Market opens online starting May 2

Sooke Country Market opens online starting May 2

Online version of farmers market created in response to social distancing measures

Sooke Country Market opens online starting May 2
Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Canada Day celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19

July 1 events officially cancelled throughout Greater Victoria

Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke home is a grand prize in hospital lottery

Sooke home is a grand prize in hospital lottery

The grand prize winner can choose one of eight luxury homes around the province

Sooke home is a grand prize in hospital lottery
The District of Sooke has eliminated a fund supporting community organizations as it struggles with diminishing revenues against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. (Pixabay)

COVID-19: Sooke eliminates community grants program for 2020

‘We need to find savings for our constituents and our community rights now,’ mayor says

The District of Sooke has eliminated a fund supporting community organizations as it struggles with diminishing revenues against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. (Pixabay)
Sooke set to begin overhaul of OCP

Sooke set to begin overhaul of OCP

District to hire consultant to review document that hasn’t been updated in 12 years

Sooke set to begin overhaul of OCP