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Sooke extends interim CAO contract to end of March

Financial services director Raechel Gray promoted to deputy CAO

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Devon Mills (left) and Linda Love of the Providence Valley Housing Society present a $30,000 cheque to Sooke Region Communities Health Network reps Andrew Moore, Annemieke Holthuis, Rick Robinson and Anne Bell. The money will be used to fund senior housing at The Gathering Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

In Sooke, organization contributes $30,000 to seniors’ housing

Providence Village Housing Society helps fund The Gathering Place

Devon Mills (left) and Linda Love of the Providence Valley Housing Society present a $30,000 cheque to Sooke Region Communities Health Network reps Andrew Moore, Annemieke Holthuis, Rick Robinson and Anne Bell. The money will be used to fund senior housing at The Gathering Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
The Winter Market and Moss Cottage Christmas return to Sooke Region Museum on Dec. 3. (File - Metro Creative)

Winter Market and Moss Christmas Cottage return to Sooke Region Museum

Visitors can enjoy festive museum grounds and support local artisans

The Winter Market and Moss Cottage Christmas return to Sooke Region Museum on Dec. 3. (File - Metro Creative)
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Sooke students focus on cash donations for 10,000 Tonight

Campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9

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Sooke council rezones property to increase commercial space

The applicant would like to develop a commercial node complementary to the residential development.

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Canadian Forces members provide guard duty at the Sooke cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror).
Canadian Forces members provide guard duty at the Sooke cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror).
Firefighters have ratified a new collective agreement with the District of Sooke, which sees increases in pay, the hiring of more firefighters and a boost to mental health benefits. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, firefighters sign new four-year deal

Collective agreement comes with pay and benefit increases

Firefighters have ratified a new collective agreement with the District of Sooke, which sees increases in pay, the hiring of more firefighters and a boost to mental health benefits. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke’s new council includes Mayor Maja Tait and councillors Al Beddows, Jeff Bateman, Dana Lajeunesse and Tony St-Pierre. Missing Kevin Pearson and Megan McMath. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

New Sooke council takes oath of office at inaugural meeting

Committee appointments selected by councillors

Sooke’s new council includes Mayor Maja Tait and councillors Al Beddows, Jeff Bateman, Dana Lajeunesse and Tony St-Pierre. Missing Kevin Pearson and Megan McMath. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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Letter: Olympic mountains keep Victoria drier

Re: Islanders brace for rainy November (Online, Nov. 3) The numbers shown…

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Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders brace for rainy November

The gloomiest month of the year is also the wettest

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)
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Letter: If we don’t vote democracy erodes

Democracy is when people take an active interest in their communities –…

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Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks (second from left) and Mayor Maja Tait joined Royal Canadian Legion members Joe Danyleyko, Murray Lambert and Ted Davies in launching the annual poppy campaign on Friday at the Sooke cenotaph. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Poppy campaign kicks off in Sooke

Money raised from fundraising helps veterans

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks (second from left) and Mayor Maja Tait joined Royal Canadian Legion members Joe Danyleyko, Murray Lambert and Ted Davies in launching the annual poppy campaign on Friday at the Sooke cenotaph. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council hosts its inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. Mayor Maja Tait returns for a third term. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inaugural meeting kicks off new Sooke council term

Swearing-in ceremony for councillors takes place on Nov. 7

Sooke council hosts its inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. Mayor Maja Tait returns for a third term. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Juan de Fuca ElectoralArea has elected a new director for the first time in 14 years. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Al Wickheim wins in Juan de Fuca

First-time politician took 62% of the popular vote

The Juan de Fuca ElectoralArea has elected a new director for the first time in 14 years. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait with newly elected councillor Kevin Pearson. Tait won 72 per cent of the popular vote to win a third term on Saturday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke mayor trounces challengers

Maja Tait returns for third term

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait with newly elected councillor Kevin Pearson. Tait won 72 per cent of the popular vote to win a third term on Saturday. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The water quality of the Sooke Basin will improve with the expansion of the wastewater facility, say district officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke set to break ground on wastewater plant expansion, easing capacity woes

Facility will receive upgrades, and collection system extended to increase sewer capacity

The water quality of the Sooke Basin will improve with the expansion of the wastewater facility, say district officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council faced many challenges in its four-year term, said Mayor Maja Tait. The municipal election is on Saturday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council faced many challenges in its four-year term, said Mayor Maja Tait. The municipal election is on Saturday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke district council is seeking a $500,000 provincial grant to upgrade the Charters Road Corridor from Golledge Avenue to Highway 14. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council seeks $500,000 in grants to improve Charters Road

$2-million project will see upgrades between Golledge Avenue and Highway 14

Sooke district council is seeking a $500,000 provincial grant to upgrade the Charters Road Corridor from Golledge Avenue to Highway 14. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke swimmers Rhonda MacIntyre, left, Rhonda Henry and Janet Rayner Thorn captured 13 medals at the 55+ B.C. Games. The trio swim with SEAPARC’S Swim Fit program. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke senior swimmers top podium at +55 B.C. Games

Trio competes out of SEAPARC’s Swim Fit program

Sooke swimmers Rhonda MacIntyre, left, Rhonda Henry and Janet Rayner Thorn captured 13 medals at the 55+ B.C. Games. The trio swim with SEAPARC’S Swim Fit program. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke mayoral candidates debate development and green space at election forum

Issues of development and green space dominated a civic election forum on…

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