Sooke

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait lists transportation, cannabis taxation, increased ambulance services and school improvements as her top concerns in choosing a candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca riding. The provincial election takes place on Oct. 24. (Scott McAlpine photo)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Sooke mayor focuses in on four key election issues

Transportation, cannabis taxation and school improvements among concerns

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait lists transportation, cannabis taxation, increased ambulance services and school improvements as her top concerns in choosing a candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca riding. The provincial election takes place on Oct. 24. (Scott McAlpine 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)
Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)

English bulldog getting last-minute surgery in Sooke to fix eyesight

‘Peaches’ has deep corneal ulcers in both eyes

Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)
The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke’s DeMamiel Creek project cost reduced by $200,000

Municipal staff lauded for coming up with savings, without compromising project

The DeMamiel Creek Pedestrian Crossing will see a new trail, 40 metres of boardwalk, and a 40-metre bridge over DeMamiel Creek. (Pixabay photo)
CONTACT Community Assistance Society members Jan Watson (left) and Carol Hanson are looking for more volunteers as they manage Sooke’s growing senior population. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke group providing assistance to seniors in dire need of volunteers

Loan Cupboard now in its 50th year of operation

CONTACT Community Assistance Society members Jan Watson (left) and Carol Hanson are looking for more volunteers as they manage Sooke’s growing senior population. (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
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

Blackberry wine confiscated at home

  • Sep 28, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court
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)
Dama LeComte was out on a walk with her family at Sooke’s Whiffin Spit when her daughter Sadie spotted a fish in the distance. It was later identified as a King-of-the-salmon, a deep water fish. (Dama LeComte photo)

Rare fish washes onto Whiffin Spit in Sooke

Deep water fish identified as ‘King-of-the-salmon’

Dama LeComte was out on a walk with her family at Sooke’s Whiffin Spit when her daughter Sadie spotted a fish in the distance. It was later identified as a King-of-the-salmon, a deep water fish. (Dama LeComte photo)
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)
The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Couple that owned Sooke Harbour House awarded $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)
An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

New Sooke library project awarded to Nanaimo-based company

No construction timeline announced by contractor

An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
St. Vincent de Paul is closing their Sooke and Central Saanich locations, half of their storefronts in Greater Victoria. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Greater Victoria thrift shop quietly closes two locations indefinitely

Society of St. Vincent de Paul shut down Sooke and Central Saanich storefronts

St. Vincent de Paul is closing their Sooke and Central Saanich locations, half of their storefronts in Greater Victoria. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke jumps on board to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man Up Demolition crew Donald Share (front), Paul Packer, Murray Klaassen and David Slemin are open for business in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New Sooke businesses popping up, amid turbulent market

‘I’m not quitting on these guys’, says company owner

  • Sep 17, 2020
Man Up Demolition crew Donald Share (front), Paul Packer, Murray Klaassen and David Slemin are open for business in Sooke. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke seniors’ project approved by council

Project includes 76 affordable housing units and recreation centre

Lot A on Wadams Way in Sooke. The District of Sooke has approved a seniors’ complex project for the property. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)

Prehistoric fish found near Sooke named after amateur collector

The fish lived about 25 million years ago, scientists say

An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)
Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s new online crime reporting tool. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke residents can now report crime online

Sooke RCMP to follow up if they require more information

Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s new online crime reporting tool. (Black Press Media file photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
A Sooke woman is fed up with seeing trash dumped in her neighbourhood after she spotted three garbage bags on the edge of her property in mid-August. (Linda Lucas photo)

CRD director says ongoing garbage dumping ‘disgraceful and pathetic’

Sooke woman tired of finding garbage bags on edge of property

A Sooke woman is fed up with seeing trash dumped in her neighbourhood after she spotted three garbage bags on the edge of her property in mid-August. (Linda Lucas photo)