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The importance of cedar trees was highlighted in a recent video shared by the Sooke Region Museum, where Jeff Welch, right, and Thor Gauti of T’Sou-ke Nation showed a demonstration of ‘cedar stripping.’ (Screenshot from the Sooke Region Museum Facebook video)

T’Sou-ke Nation members demonstrate stripping a cedar tree

Jeff Welch and Thor Gauti share knowledge on traditional cedar uses in Sooke Region Museum video

The importance of cedar trees was highlighted in a recent video shared by the Sooke Region Museum, where Jeff Welch, right, and Thor Gauti of T’Sou-ke Nation showed a demonstration of ‘cedar stripping.’ (Screenshot from the Sooke Region Museum Facebook video)
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Multi-vehicle incident on Sooke Road causing traffic delays

Sooke, Metchosin fire crews responding to m

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The Sooke Country Market will be changing locations to John Philips Memorial Park in coming weeks. The new location is expected to debut July 4, should everything go as planned. (Contributed photo)

Sooke Country Market changes location

New market location expected to debut on July 4

The Sooke Country Market will be changing locations to John Philips Memorial Park in coming weeks. The new location is expected to debut July 4, should everything go as planned. (Contributed photo)
An artist’s rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Construction contract eyed for new Sooke library

Build on library expected to start this summer

An artist’s rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
The location of the proposed structure for Quimper Park. (District of Sooke)

Sooke council delays vote on Whiffin Spit memorial wall

Sooke district council has again delayed a decision to erect a memorial…

The location of the proposed structure for Quimper Park. (District of Sooke)
West Shore police service dog Erik assisted Sooke RCMP in tracking down a suspect in possession of a number of guns. (West Shore RCMP)

Victoria man arrested in suspected weapons smuggling incident in Sooke

West Shore police service dog Erik tracked down suspect in bush

West Shore police service dog Erik assisted Sooke RCMP in tracking down a suspect in possession of a number of guns. (West Shore RCMP)
The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Work on Highway 14 realignment will start this fall

Sooke project moves into final stage after public feedback

The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke Chamber holds laptop drive for students

Donations, requests can be made on Sooke Chamber of Commerce website

  • May 19, 2020
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The Rotary Club of Sooke is staying connected using Zoom to hold meetings. The group shows off masks made by Rotarian’s wife Linda Ferguson. (Photo contributed by Rotary Club of Sooke)

Sooke community groups keep in touch – from a distance

Sooke Rotary, Lions Club hold meetings online to stay connected

The Rotary Club of Sooke is staying connected using Zoom to hold meetings. The group shows off masks made by Rotarian’s wife Linda Ferguson. (Photo contributed by Rotary Club of Sooke)
Sooke Minor Fastball is looking to salvage a season. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Minor Fastball looks to salvage season

Guidelines expected to come from Softball B.C., Softball Canada

Sooke Minor Fastball is looking to salvage a season. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)
Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Coronavirus restrictions prolongs Camp Barnard closure

Thousands of scouts won’t be going to summer camp in Sooke this summer

Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke RCMP will not enforce the speed limit in school zones while classes remain cancelled and schools are closed. (Black Press Media)

Sooke RCMP not enforcing school zone speed limits

Because students not attending class, the school zone is not enforceable, police say

Sooke RCMP will not enforce the speed limit in school zones while classes remain cancelled and schools are closed. (Black Press Media)
Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen

Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen

Whiffin Spit and Marine Boardwalk most popular areas for park users

Hikers, walkers urged to keep distance as Sooke parks reopen
Wild Wise Sooke reminds the community to be bear aware, and to avoid having bear attractants in their yards. (Black Press Media file photo)                                Black Bear carrying garbage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wild Wise Sooke urges bear awareness

Educational group kicks up social media presence in response to social distancing.

Wild Wise Sooke reminds the community to be bear aware, and to avoid having bear attractants in their yards. (Black Press Media file photo)                                Black Bear carrying garbage. (Black Press Media file photo)
First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

Parks gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, say officials

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fine Art Show moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic

34th annual event hosted online in order to adhere to social distancing practices

  • Apr 27, 2020
Visitors of the Sooke Fine Art Show check out an art piece. This year’s event is moving online due to social distancing measures set in place by provincial health authorities. (Jack Most - Sooke News Mirror)
Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Canada Day celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19

July 1 events officially cancelled throughout Greater Victoria

Maria Medwedrich hands out cotton candy during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations. This year’s celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)

Online petition launched against Sooke homeless shelter

Rec centre will be used as an emergency space for homeless needing to self-isolate

  • Apr 23, 2020
The homeless population is at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. B.C. Housing plans to use SEAPARC Leisure Complex as an emergency space for up to 45 homeless people needing to self-isolate during the coronvirus outbreak. (Kendra Crighton - Black Press Media)
An Audi ended up in a ditch nearby Humpback Road and Sooke Road on April 23 after a driver lost control and swerved off the road. West Shore RCMP impounded the vehicle and issued the driver 90-day driving prohibition. (Courtesy of Lily Nicole)

VIDEO: Vehicle impounded after intoxicated driver swerves into Langford ditch

West Shore RCMP says driver was uninjured, issued 90-day driving prohibition

An Audi ended up in a ditch nearby Humpback Road and Sooke Road on April 23 after a driver lost control and swerved off the road. West Shore RCMP impounded the vehicle and issued the driver 90-day driving prohibition. (Courtesy of Lily Nicole)
The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)

Sooke Harbour House up for sale

One of Sooke’s most well-known resorts is up for grabs, likely for…

  • Apr 21, 2020
The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)