Sooke News Staff

My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. The program is in collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke backyard food program returns

The Sooke Backyard Food Program is returning for a second year. Sooke…

My FED Farm, created by Food Eco District (FED), is aiming to help people affected by the COVID-19 grow food in their own back yard. The program is in collaboration with Sooke Region Food CHI, Transition Sooke and the Sooke Garden Club. (File - Black Press Media)
This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew is undergoing reconstruction following a road washout in 2018. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

22-hour Highway 14 road closure planned for Wednesday

Closure needed to install a temporary bridge structure near Port Renfrew

This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew is undergoing reconstruction following a road washout in 2018. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
A Sooke man died Tuesday afternoon after his car left the roadway in 7500-block of West Coast Road around 1:30 p.m. and hit a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke man dies in Tuesday crash on West Coast Road

The man’s SUV left the roadway and struck a tree

A Sooke man died Tuesday afternoon after his car left the roadway in 7500-block of West Coast Road around 1:30 p.m. and hit a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)
A portion of West Coast Road in Sooke was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to a “serious incident” on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

West Coast Road reopens after ‘serious incident’ prompted Tuesday afternoon closure

The road was closed between Grant Road West and Otter Point Road as emergency services were on scene

A portion of West Coast Road in Sooke was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to a “serious incident” on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
A 42-year-old Sooke man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly started a fire at the Sooke Shelter just before 7 a.m. Black Press File Photo

Sooke Shelter resident arrested after Thursday morning fire

On their way to the shelter, officers were told a man was lighting things on fire in his living area

A 42-year-old Sooke man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly started a fire at the Sooke Shelter just before 7 a.m. Black Press File Photo
Sooke Road was down to single lane alternating traffic after a motor vehicle incident Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Sooke Road reopen after motor vehicle incident

Emergency crews were on scene of Wednesday morning incident

Sooke Road was down to single lane alternating traffic after a motor vehicle incident Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)
A duplex fire has left two sets of tenants without homes and three cats unaccounted for Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy of Shelley Musgrave Noyes)

35 firefighters attend Sooke fire that destroys duplex, leaves three cats unaccounted for

Both sets of tenants safe, in touch with emergency support services

A duplex fire has left two sets of tenants without homes and three cats unaccounted for Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy of Shelley Musgrave Noyes)
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison (File - Black Press Media)
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison (File - Black Press Media)
Sooke’s Nate Ripley has self-published his first children’s book, ‘Don’t Eat Me, Crocodile’. The father of two donated copies to Sooke Elementary, Saseenos Elementary, Poirier Elementary, SEAPARC pre-school and the Sooke branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Courtesy of Nate Ripley)

Crocodiles and kindness: Sooke man publishes first children’s book

Father-of-two inspired by improvised bedtime stories

Sooke’s Nate Ripley has self-published his first children’s book, ‘Don’t Eat Me, Crocodile’. The father of two donated copies to Sooke Elementary, Saseenos Elementary, Poirier Elementary, SEAPARC pre-school and the Sooke branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Courtesy of Nate Ripley)
Mindfulness in May, an art and literary exhibition for youth, is planned for Sooke in May. (Pixabay photo)
Mindfulness in May, an art and literary exhibition for youth, is planned for Sooke in May. (Pixabay photo)
Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored for nearly 1,200 residents in Sooke, Port Renfrew

Outage in Port Renfrew due to fallen tree on power lines

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting

Blasting caused power pole to move and faulted the circuit Wednesday

Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)
Rocks and debris litter the Whiffin Spit parking lot. Work crews will bring equipment on Tuesday to clean it up. Contributed - District of Sooke)

Major clean up planned for Whiffin Spit on Tuesday

A massive clean up of Whiffin Spit is planned for Tuesday (Jan.…

Rocks and debris litter the Whiffin Spit parking lot. Work crews will bring equipment on Tuesday to clean it up. Contributed - District of Sooke)
Sooke council will reconsider its virtual meetings in February, after provincial orders are expected to ease up. (YouTube - District of Sooke)

Sooke council to reconsider virtual meetings in February

Extended provincial orders in place until Feb. 5

Sooke council will reconsider its virtual meetings in February, after provincial orders are expected to ease up. (YouTube - District of Sooke)
The Sooke Potholes are closed until further notice. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Potholes closed again due to weather

Downed powerlines, fallen trees prevent access

The Sooke Potholes are closed until further notice. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Potholes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Potholes temporarily closing due to weather

Potholes will be closed at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice

The Sooke Potholes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
A car crash along Highway 14 has knocked out power to nearly 200 BC Hydro customers on the West Shore Wednesday afternoon. (BC Hydro)
A car crash along Highway 14 has knocked out power to nearly 200 BC Hydro customers on the West Shore Wednesday afternoon. (BC Hydro)
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts it AGM on Jan. 19. (Pixabay photo_
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce hosts it AGM on Jan. 19. (Pixabay photo_
An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Tuesday morning. (Drive BC)

Sooke Road incident cleared

Drive BC warns of slippery sections on Highway 14

An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Tuesday morning. (Drive BC)
A map displays the location of the multi-use sports box facility pn Phillips Road in Sooke. (District of Sooke graphic)

Site work set to begin on multi-use sports box in Sooke

$1.3-million facility to be built near SEAPARC

A map displays the location of the multi-use sports box facility pn Phillips Road in Sooke. (District of Sooke graphic)