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LETTER: Elephant in the room is crawling along Highway 14

Sooke is limited in its human carrying capacity by being dependent upon…

  • Apr 18, 2022
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Sooke RCMP ask anyone with information about a youth stabbed April 14 to call them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses render first aid after youth stabbed, significantly injured on Sooke trail

Sooke RCMP take second youth into custody, say no further risk to the public

Sooke RCMP ask anyone with information about a youth stabbed April 14 to call them. (Black Press Media file photo)
The public will get a chance to offer more input on Sooke’s draft official community plan at a May 7 open house and later at a June 10 public hearing. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)

District of Sooke OCP passes first reading

Open house, public hearing set for this spring

The public will get a chance to offer more input on Sooke’s draft official community plan at a May 7 open house and later at a June 10 public hearing. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)
Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait callled a recent traffic delay “horrible” for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, school district meet to address traffic safety issues

Delays along Highway 14 have been a hot-button topic for a while in Sooke

Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait callled a recent traffic delay “horrible” for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)

Taekwondo kicks back into Sooke

Mijo Taekwondo partners with SEAPARC

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)
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LETTER: Green and NetZero is noble but can we deliver?

The draft OCP, produced more than two years and costing taxpayers $400,000,…

  • Apr 11, 2022
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More people are stepping forward to resume volunteering in Sooke, say officials. (Metro-Creative)

Volunteers return after the pandemic

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre sees new interest in volunteering

More people are stepping forward to resume volunteering in Sooke, say officials. (Metro-Creative)
Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)

Sooke Fine Arts Show seeks cast of volunteers

Summer art exhibition runs from July 22-Aug. 4

Volunteers in the 2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show gift shop: Bobbie Momsen, left, Rae Williamson, Elaine Thrale, Eileen Badiuk and Bev Lewis. (Contributed - Angela Bailey)
A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another dog attacked by a cougar, this time near Sooke on Monday

Incident continues a string of daytime attacks by large cats on large dogs

A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sets aside $2,500 for Indigenous art on fire truck

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. The decals…

Sooke’s new fire truck will feature artwork from T’Sou-ke Nation. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Troy Dignam’s meal was prepared with almost entirely Sooke-produced ingredients. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)

Sooke farmer makes meal almost entirely from local sources

All but a few minor ingredients were produced in Sooke

Troy Dignam’s meal was prepared with almost entirely Sooke-produced ingredients. (Contributed - Troy Dignam)
Sooke council continues to debate its draft official community plan. (Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council continues to debate its draft official community plan. (Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke has one fully staffed ambulance that’s on call 24 hours, but that vehicle and crew are often dispatched away, leaving the community vulnerable. (File - Black Press Media)

Demand for ambulance services in Sooke hitting historic levels

Politicians say B.C. Emergency Health Services isn’t keeping up with growth

Sooke has one fully staffed ambulance that’s on call 24 hours, but that vehicle and crew are often dispatched away, leaving the community vulnerable. (File - Black Press Media)
Duck Day returns to to Sooke River on May 7, and along with a rubber duck race, there will be games for children, a colouring contest in schools and a scavenger hunt. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Duck Day returns to to Sooke River on May 7, and along with a rubber duck race, there will be games for children, a colouring contest in schools and a scavenger hunt. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)

Sooke councillors consider support for incentives to boost housing density

Developers urged to build underground parking in exchange for more units

Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)
Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Man dead after workshop fire in East Sooke

Crews responded to the fire on Timberdoodle Road early Wednesday morning

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Nesbitt said she’s had near-misses with cyclists on several occasions. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Sooke resident shares safety concerns with others on the Goose

The CRD is looking at lighting sections of the Galloping Goose trail, but nearer the core

Nesbitt said she’s had near-misses with cyclists on several occasions. (Don Denton/News Staff)
District of Sooke council holds its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council waiting on code of conduct

The district is waiting for provincial guidance before they discuss

District of Sooke council holds its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Despite the province investing a record $2 billion in school capital projects over the next three years, the need for new and upgraded facilities in Sooke continues to rise.
Despite the province investing a record $2 billion in school capital projects over the next three years, the need for new and upgraded facilities in Sooke continues to rise.
Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Firefighters douse fire in East Sooke

The fire happened at Timberdoodle Road

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)