Kevin Laird

East Sooke firefighters added a new element to their training regime: soccer, but unlike other soccer players, the firefighters wear all of their emergency equipment. (Photo contributed)

East Sooke firefighters add soccer to training routine

Unlike other soccer players, though, the firefighters wear all of their equipment

East Sooke firefighters added a new element to their training regime: soccer, but unlike other soccer players, the firefighters wear all of their emergency equipment. (Photo contributed)
Sooke construction continues to boom

Sooke construction continues to boom

Sooke has seen a 37 percent increase of building permits issued so far this year

Sooke construction continues to boom
Two roosters create havoc in Sooke

Two roosters create havoc in Sooke

‘[It’s] not the first time we’ve ended up caring for abandoned roosters’

Two roosters create havoc in Sooke
Province eyes more health-care services for Sooke

Province eyes more health-care services for Sooke

Premier says NDP government ‘absolutely committed’ to health plan

Province eyes more health-care services for Sooke
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Stuck with a pail on its head for a week, deer tranquilized by conservation officers

Deer muzzled by pink trick-or-treat bucket in Sooke

(Pixabay)
Life on the wild side

Life on the wild side

Metchosin resident uses special cameras to get wildlife in their natural environment

Life on the wild side
Sooke resident lives in fear of fires

Sooke resident lives in fear of fires

Several fires reported metres from property on Townsend Road in the last year

Sooke resident lives in fear of fires
Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert

Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert

Human-caused fires could be a risk; officials ask people to take extra precautions

Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert
Work on Viewpoint Estates in Sooke is progressing. Some area residents are concerned about dust. (Kevin Laird/Sooke news Mirror)

Construction blasting, dust upsets residents

‘The dust is terrible,’ says one neighbour

Work on Viewpoint Estates in Sooke is progressing. Some area residents are concerned about dust. (Kevin Laird/Sooke news Mirror)
Fire danger in Sooke hits ‘extreme’

Fire danger in Sooke hits ‘extreme’

‘The fire risk is very serious.’ says Sooke Fire Rescue

Fire danger in Sooke hits ‘extreme’
Sooke to hold community forum on overdose prevention

Sooke to hold community forum on overdose prevention

AIDS Vancouver Island will host a a free community overdose prevention and…

Sooke to hold community forum on overdose prevention
More needs to done to ease the fisheries regulation burden on the area, says CRD director Mike Hicks. (Sooke News Mirror)

CRD director fishes for answers in meeting with MP

Mike Hicks says more needs to done to ease the fisheries regulation burden on the area.

More needs to done to ease the fisheries regulation burden on the area, says CRD director Mike Hicks. (Sooke News Mirror)
Derelict boats, like the Florence Filberg that burned in the Sooke Basin in 2010, have been a concern of municipalities for years. (Sooke News Mirror file)

Feds urged to streamline abandoned boat regulations

A “convoluted process of red tape,” says Sooke Coun. Rick Kasper

Derelict boats, like the Florence Filberg that burned in the Sooke Basin in 2010, have been a concern of municipalities for years. (Sooke News Mirror file)
Sooke man charged with animal cruelty

Sooke man charged with animal cruelty

Dog died after ruptured uterus not treated, says SPCA

Sooke man charged with animal cruelty
Sooke rejects plan for cell tower

Sooke rejects plan for cell tower

Freedom Mobile wants to build 50-metre tower

Sooke rejects plan for cell tower
A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)

UPDATE: Six rescued after abandoning boat near Billings Spit

The small boat ran aground on a sandbank, near Sooke

A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)
Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin

Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin

The boat began taking on water at about 2 p.m

Six rescued after abandoning ship in Sooke Basin
Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. (Tall Trees Music festival photo)

No fentanyl found at Tall Tree Music festival

Organizers made a decision to increase harm reduction and medical services this year

Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. (Tall Trees Music festival photo)
An airtanker drops fire retardant on the blaze just below Mt. Quimper in this photo taken Tuesday evening from East Sooke (Photo/Armin Sielopp)

‘Human activity’ likely cause of fire on Mount Manuel Quimper

Sooke Fire Rescue, Wildfire B.C. partially contained blaze last night

An airtanker drops fire retardant on the blaze just below Mt. Quimper in this photo taken Tuesday evening from East Sooke (Photo/Armin Sielopp)
New Island connection opens up the Great Trail

New Island connection opens up the Great Trail

Trail connection provides new opportunities on South Island

New Island connection opens up the Great Trail
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