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Sooke woman, 93, sews aprons for grocery store workers

Sooke woman, 93, sews aprons for grocery store workers

Emilia “Oma” Tkacz has been donating her crafts to the community for years

Sooke woman, 93, sews aprons for grocery store workers
Kelly and Yvonne Busse, owners of Kelz Sweet & Savory Bake Shop in Sooke, having been baking 32 loafs of bread daily for the Sooke Food Bank during the spread of COVID-19. The couple have owned and operated Kelz bakery for seven years. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Bakery bakes, donates bread just for the Sooke Food Bank

Food hamper demand increases 40 per cent since March

Kelly and Yvonne Busse, owners of Kelz Sweet & Savory Bake Shop in Sooke, having been baking 32 loafs of bread daily for the Sooke Food Bank during the spread of COVID-19. The couple have owned and operated Kelz bakery for seven years. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Pacheedaht First Nation has temporaily closed a campground and lodge due to COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Pacheedaht First Nation closes campground, lodge due to COVID-19

Health and safety of community top priority, says First Nation

Pacheedaht First Nation has temporaily closed a campground and lodge due to COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Food Bank sets up new protocols for donations

New protocols in place for donations

Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Dentists across B.C. will no longer perform elective or non-essential procedures, the profession’s regulatory body announced March 16. (Black Press Media)

Otter Point dental patients warned of possible coronavirus exposure

Staff member attended Vancouver conference, self-quarantined

Dentists across B.C. will no longer perform elective or non-essential procedures, the profession’s regulatory body announced March 16. (Black Press Media)
Sooke Municipal Hall is closed to the public to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but most municipal services are still running. Above, Sooke Municipal Hall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Municipal Hall closed to stem spread of coronavirus

Businesses and community groups also announce closures, cancellations

Sooke Municipal Hall is closed to the public to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but most municipal services are still running. Above, Sooke Municipal Hall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Senior drivers are now able to take their enhanced road assessments in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Pilot program opens door to senior driving testing in Sooke

Mayor hopes program will become permanent

Senior drivers are now able to take their enhanced road assessments in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Dawn Wilson, left, and Elaine McMath volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program in Sooke. The non-profit organization is in need of volunteers. (Bruce Hogarth – Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Meals on Wheels in urgent need of volunteers

Cooks, board members wanted

Dawn Wilson, left, and Elaine McMath volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program in Sooke. The non-profit organization is in need of volunteers. (Bruce Hogarth – Sooke News Mirror)
Dogs are required to be on leash in 11 CRD parks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

CRD committee considers altering leash law

Leash-only rules not working in Sooke, says mayor

Dogs are required to be on leash in 11 CRD parks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A Sooke wrestler is heading to the Canadian Wrestling Championships next month in Edmonton. (Pixabay)

Sooke wrestler sets sights on nationals

Leigha Auld has breakthrough season

A Sooke wrestler is heading to the Canadian Wrestling Championships next month in Edmonton. (Pixabay)
The CRD’s First Nations Relations committee wants more Indigenous voices on committees and commissions. (Screenshot)

CRD wants closer relations with First Nations

Committee recommends the CRD board open the door to representation

The CRD’s First Nations Relations committee wants more Indigenous voices on committees and commissions. (Screenshot)
A motion for free transit for all Greater Victoria youth was defeated by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission on Tuesday. (Black Press Media)

More transit resources needed in Sooke, says mayor

Maja Tait votes against proposal for fare-free public transit for youth

A motion for free transit for all Greater Victoria youth was defeated by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission on Tuesday. (Black Press Media)
LETTER: Voters suckers for con artists

LETTER: Voters suckers for con artists

Government does not offer stewardship people need, says reader

LETTER: Voters suckers for con artists
Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High

Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High

Winner advances to Island finals

Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High
The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)
East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

A local nonprofit is building schools in Nepal, and will host its…

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes announce at a press conference that a body was discovered in the Sooke River on Tuesday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Body of third missing man found in Sooke River

The bodies of two other men were found Sunday

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes announce at a press conference that a body was discovered in the Sooke River on Tuesday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Sailing Association has new leadership and committed to providing educational sailing programs. (Pixabay)

Change on the horizon for Sooke Sailing Association

Kamara Ilewellyn named new president

The Sooke Sailing Association has new leadership and committed to providing educational sailing programs. (Pixabay)
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Sooke Minor Fastball to host coaching clinic

Clinic ideal for those planning to coach U6 to U18 teams

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Sooke is in the running for Kraft Hockeyville. (Bruce Hogarth photo)

Sooke launches Hockeyville bid

Up for grabs: $250,000 in arena upgrades and an NHL game

Sooke is in the running for Kraft Hockeyville. (Bruce Hogarth photo)