Kevin Laird

(Black Press file photo)

Two men arrested following Sooke McDonald’s robbery attempt

Nathan Williams and Jordon Tynes appeared in provincial court Thursday to face several charges

(Black Press file photo)
Sooke bed and breakfast offers a tree-mendous idea

Sooke bed and breakfast offers a tree-mendous idea

A couple looks to the forest and the sky to create unique hospitality experience in a treehouse

Sooke bed and breakfast offers a tree-mendous idea
(Metro Creative photo)

Mud slide hits Highway 14 near Port Renfrew

Eastbound lane closed until repairs made

(Metro Creative photo)
Robbery suspects who rammed Sooke police car still at large

Robbery suspects who rammed Sooke police car still at large

Cube van found abandoned in East Sooke

Robbery suspects who rammed Sooke police car still at large
Power outage reported in Sooke

Power outage reported in Sooke

Outage affecting about 5,560 customers

Power outage reported in Sooke
More than 75 per cent of the projects along Highway 14 announced by the province in January are complete or nearing completion. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

First phase of Highway 14 improvement project nears completion

Province ready to start more work this fall in Sooke

More than 75 per cent of the projects along Highway 14 announced by the province in January are complete or nearing completion. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Road opened for alternating traffic after a dramatic crash in Sooke

Road opened for alternating traffic after a dramatic crash in Sooke

Two cars reported racing in three-car crash

Road opened for alternating traffic after a dramatic crash in Sooke
Sooke police on scene of motorcycle accident near EMCS

Sooke police on scene of motorcycle accident near EMCS

The condition of the motorcyclist is unknown

Sooke police on scene of motorcycle accident near EMCS
Photo of burnt recycling bin Throupe Road, posted to Sooke Social by Wendy Bennett on Sunday, Aug. 12. (Photo from Facebook)

Fire chief stops driving lesson to fight fire

Sooke fire concerned over second suspicious bin fire this year

Photo of burnt recycling bin Throupe Road, posted to Sooke Social by Wendy Bennett on Sunday, Aug. 12. (Photo from Facebook)
A University of B.C. researcher is working with several Sooke and Metchosin residents on a project to track black bears using remote, motion-triggered cameras. This photo was taken by Sooke wildlife photographer Gary Schroyen using a remote camera. (Gary Schroyen/Contributed)

On the trail of black bears

Researchers set up network of cameras to track bears in Sooke

A University of B.C. researcher is working with several Sooke and Metchosin residents on a project to track black bears using remote, motion-triggered cameras. This photo was taken by Sooke wildlife photographer Gary Schroyen using a remote camera. (Gary Schroyen/Contributed)
New bylaw amendments were initiated by the Capital Regional District last March which included 11 regional parks where dogs are required to be on-leash at all times – five of those parks are in Sooke. (File photo)

Sooke council forces issue on dog leash edict from CRD

11 regional parks under new rules

New bylaw amendments were initiated by the Capital Regional District last March which included 11 regional parks where dogs are required to be on-leash at all times – five of those parks are in Sooke. (File photo)
mary e coakley’s Sculpted Earth. One of two photographs submitted by the East Sooke photographer.

The Passionate Photographers

The Sooke Fine Arts Show begins Friday

mary e coakley’s Sculpted Earth. One of two photographs submitted by the East Sooke photographer.
Premier wades into fishery closure debate

Premier wades into fishery closure debate

John Horgan questions the federal government’s approach

Premier wades into fishery closure debate
Sooke Musical Ride tickets now available in Esquimalt, Langford

Sooke Musical Ride tickets now available in Esquimalt, Langford

Troop performs in Sooke on Aug. 18 and 19

Sooke Musical Ride tickets now available in Esquimalt, Langford
Metro Creative photo

CRD is asking you for answers to some big questions about regional parks

What you think are the spending priorities for regional parks, from land…

Metro Creative photo
Search-and-rescue aircraft search for a kayaker missing in Beecher Bay. The search was called off by police Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)

Police call off search for missing kayaker in East Sooke

The investigation is now considered a missing person case

Search-and-rescue aircraft search for a kayaker missing in Beecher Bay. The search was called off by police Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
Pacheedaht First Nation drummer Jimmy Chester leads a dance during National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Jordan River Thursday. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)

Pacheedaht First Nation celebrates return of Jordan River lands

Twenty-eight hectares of land bought from B.C. Hydro

Pacheedaht First Nation drummer Jimmy Chester leads a dance during National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Jordan River Thursday. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
The search is continuing for a 56-year-old kayaker who did not return after setting out Monday afternoon from the Beecher Bay Marina. (Photo contributed)

UPDATE: Search continuing for missing kayaker in East Sooke

A witness saw the man paddling out from the marina in a kayak

The search is continuing for a 56-year-old kayaker who did not return after setting out Monday afternoon from the Beecher Bay Marina. (Photo contributed)
Flickr.com photo

B.C. on right track with fishery council, says CRD director

Mike Hicks named to advisory group

Flickr.com photo
Austin Healey owners flock to Sooke

Austin Healey owners flock to Sooke

Group hosting meet, beginning Thursday

Austin Healey owners flock to Sooke