Sooke News Staff

Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)

PHOTOS: Sooke’s spectacular sunset sights

Readers share their favourite sunset photos

Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)
The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to move forward with Santa Run, decked out with lights and music

Event to take place on Dec. 12 around dusk, online donations accepted

The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse, near Shirley. (Contributed - Lee-Ann Ruttan)

New book shines a light on Sheringham Point Lighthouse

Publication examines history, lightkeepers, and volunteer society

The Sheringham Point Lighthouse, near Shirley. (Contributed - Lee-Ann Ruttan)
Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Morning buses blocked by East Sooke crash

More than 1,000 without power Thursday morning

Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)
Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index reports Sooke’s rate at 47.96 – 77.7 per cent lower than a decade ago. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)

Sooke’s crime severity dropped by 78% over last 10 years

But the CSI increased 20 per cent in 2019

Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index reports Sooke’s rate at 47.96 – 77.7 per cent lower than a decade ago. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

Sooke man facing fraud charges after wallet stolen from vehicle

Suspect used owner’s credit and debit cards at multiple Sooke businesses

Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)
An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Wednesday evening. (Courtesy of Mona Hazeldine)

Second driver not found after Sooke Road crash snarls evening traffic

Two vehicles involved in rear-end crash Wednesday evening

An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Wednesday evening. (Courtesy of Mona Hazeldine)
A view from the deck of a home in SookePoint. The property is a prize in the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Tickets are on sale now. (Contributed photo)

Millionaire Lottery home up for grabs in Sooke

Sooke prize home part of latest VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery

A view from the deck of a home in SookePoint. The property is a prize in the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Tickets are on sale now. (Contributed photo)
New Democratic leader John Horgan during Monday's campaign stop in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

NDP John Horgan wins Langford-Juan de Fuca

BC Green candidate Gord Baird takes second place early in the polls

New Democratic leader John Horgan during Monday's campaign stop in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Power restored to more than 3,000 Sooke residents

Two polling stations impacted by outage

(BC Hydro outage map)
The Capital Regional District spent $1.7 million to restore the Todd Creek Trestle. (Sooke News Mirror)

Todd Creek Trestle restoration completed

Restoration work adds 35 to 50 years to life span of the structure

The Capital Regional District spent $1.7 million to restore the Todd Creek Trestle. (Sooke News Mirror)
The Nightmare Before Christmas”, an Academy Award-winning 1993 animated musical dark fantasy film produced by Tim Burton, will be presented on Oct. 31 in Sooke. (Contributed photo)
The Nightmare Before Christmas”, an Academy Award-winning 1993 animated musical dark fantasy film produced by Tim Burton, will be presented on Oct. 31 in Sooke. (Contributed photo)
The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has announced their Y Outdoors School, which will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke, starting in early January 2021. (YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island)

YMCA offers outdoor school for elementary students

Program to max out at 10 students per staff member, five-days a week

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has announced their Y Outdoors School, which will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke, starting in early January 2021. (YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island)
Rogers Canada has added 5G network services to Greater Victoria residents, including the West Shore, Sidney, and Sooke. (Canadian Press photo)

Rogers announces 5G service for customers across Greater Victoria

Service extends into Sidney, the West Shore and Sooke

Rogers Canada has added 5G network services to Greater Victoria residents, including the West Shore, Sidney, and Sooke. (Canadian Press photo)
375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

375 Sooke residents without power after downed line Tuesday morning

Outage affecting residents west of Trimmer Place

375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)
Sooke ATV Club members following a successful garbage collection day in Jordan River on Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)

Jordan River clean up fills garbage dumpster

Sooke ATV Club members collected garbage on Oct. 3

Sooke ATV Club members following a successful garbage collection day in Jordan River on Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)
Sooke RCMP announced Friday evening that the body of Raymona Peter, 45, had been located. Peter was last seen leaving her father’s home in Scia’new First Nation on Sept. 30. Family and friends had organized searches in the days after she went missing. RCMP said foul play is not suspected in her death. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

UPDATE: Search for missing Becher Bay woman ends in loss

Raymona Peter, 45, was last seen by her father on Sept. 30.

Sooke RCMP announced Friday evening that the body of Raymona Peter, 45, had been located. Peter was last seen leaving her father’s home in Scia’new First Nation on Sept. 30. Family and friends had organized searches in the days after she went missing. RCMP said foul play is not suspected in her death. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

In addition to the online survey, a virtual online meeting takes place Oct. 22

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw
The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)

Sooke’s Sheringham Distillery wins gold award

Local business wins Product of Year at B.C. Food and Beverage Awards

The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)

Sooke Philharmonic introduces new quartet

SPO presents first online concert Oct. 5

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)