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A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public hearing for new Sooke Official Community Plan set

Public hearing set for Sept. 27 after second reading passed on Sept. 8

A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)

Sooke animal rescue group on the move

SAFARS finds a new home at a farm in Port Renfrew

NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)
A utility installation on Charters Road may cause traffic delays on Sept. 14. (Sooke News Mirror files)

Utility work expected to cause traffic delays in Sooke

Traffic in the area of Charters Road to be impacted

A utility installation on Charters Road may cause traffic delays on Sept. 14. (Sooke News Mirror files)
Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Seven-term trustees bid adieu in Sooke

Bob Phillips and Margot Swinburnson stepping down as trustees

Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke artists Anika Lacerte (left), Shelley Davies, Jill Warne, and Jeannine Sayler created the art work for the book bins at SEAPARC Leisure Complex as part of the Sooke Region Literary Project. 
(Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

In Sooke, book bins receive an artistic facelift

Literacy project turns the page on 12 years of making books available to the community

Sooke artists Anika Lacerte (left), Shelley Davies, Jill Warne, and Jeannine Sayler created the art work for the book bins at SEAPARC Leisure Complex as part of the Sooke Region Literary Project. 
(Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir seeks new music-makers

Choir rehearsing for two performances this season

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Sooke family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
Lynn Lodge, who won the doll house as part of a fundraiser for Megan Gallant in 2001, says her cat found refuge in the doll house as well. (Courtesy - Lynn Lodge)

Sooke’s fundraiser dollhouse finds new home in Ontario

Miniature home built 20 years ago

Lynn Lodge, who won the doll house as part of a fundraiser for Megan Gallant in 2001, says her cat found refuge in the doll house as well. (Courtesy - Lynn Lodge)
The Sooke Harbour House has undergone extensive renovations since its sale two years ago. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

A Sooke landmark is up for sale

Sooke Harbour House re-listed by developer

The Sooke Harbour House has undergone extensive renovations since its sale two years ago. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)

Lifelong Sooke resident makes council pitch

Steve Anderson is an active participant in social outreach, planning community events and performing arts

Steve Anderson has declared his candidacy for a set on Sooke Council. (Photo-contributed)
Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inn Sooke, more kids lacing up for minor hockey

More than 250 players registered to play this fall

Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke resident Karen Robinson, a constable with the Saanich Police, is participating in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Tour de Rock rider has special bond to Sooke

Karen Robinson is a Saanich police constable

Sooke resident Karen Robinson, a constable with the Saanich Police, is participating in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
The popularity of photographic exhibits at the Sooke Fall Fair continues to grow. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair returning with full offering this year

Annual exhibition at Sooke Community Hall on Sept. 10-11

The popularity of photographic exhibits at the Sooke Fall Fair continues to grow. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
East Sooke and Metchosin fire departments are on the scene of a fire at O’Brien Point. (File - Black Press Media)

Fire closes portion of park, trails in East Sooke

The fire was reported at 6:53 a.m. Monday

East Sooke and Metchosin fire departments are on the scene of a fire at O’Brien Point. (File - Black Press Media)
NEW CUTLINE Victoria Grizzlies will take on the Cowichan Capitals in an exhibition game at SEAPARC Arena on Monday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. The two teams are shown here in action from an exhibition game at SEAPARC in 2018.(Sooke News Mirror files)

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Kurtis Chapman stops a shot during an exhibition game against the Cowichan Capitals at the SEAPARC Arena in Sooke on Saturday. The Grizzlies lost the game 2-1. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Victoria Grizzlies set to roar in Sooke

Junior A hockey club takes on Cowichan Capitals on Sept. 5 at SEAPARC

NEW CUTLINE Victoria Grizzlies will take on the Cowichan Capitals in an exhibition game at SEAPARC Arena on Monday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. The two teams are shown here in action from an exhibition game at SEAPARC in 2018.(Sooke News Mirror files)

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Kurtis Chapman stops a shot during an exhibition game against the Cowichan Capitals at the SEAPARC Arena in Sooke on Saturday. The Grizzlies lost the game 2-1. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Sooke Community Choir begins rehearsals Sept. 6. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Sooke Community Choir set to sing again

Long-time Sooke choral staple back after COVID-induced hiatus

The Sooke Community Choir begins rehearsals Sept. 6. (File - Shutterstock.com)
Island Health has warned that the region’s drug overdose incidents are increasing. It’s recommended that users get their drugs tested at Substance UVic, use a safe injection site, carry naloxone, and stagger their use with a friend. (File - Shutterstock.com)

A new highly toxic drug mix hasn’t emerged in Sooke yet, say Mounties

Island Health urges users to take precautions

Island Health has warned that the region’s drug overdose incidents are increasing. It’s recommended that users get their drugs tested at Substance UVic, use a safe injection site, carry naloxone, and stagger their use with a friend. (File - Shutterstock.com)
View Upon Neah Bay by Dallas Duobaitisw earned the People’s Choice award at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Photo - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Sooke Fine Arts Show winners in fine company

Annual exhibition draws more than 7,000 people

View Upon Neah Bay by Dallas Duobaitisw earned the People’s Choice award at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Photo - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
The Sooke Lions Club is hosting an open house on Sept. 25 to discuss plans for a multi-use community facility at John Phillips Memorial Park. (District of Sooke)

In Sooke, public has opportunity to voice opinion on controversial park plan

Sooke Lions Club to host Sept. 25 open house

The Sooke Lions Club is hosting an open house on Sept. 25 to discuss plans for a multi-use community facility at John Phillips Memorial Park. (District of Sooke)
The Sooke ATV Club’s third annual environmental cleanup day on Aug. 13, hauling several large containers of waste out of the woods near Jordan River. (Contributed-Sooke ATV Club)

Sooke ATV Club cleans up area near Jordan River

Club targets area for third annual environmental cleanup day

The Sooke ATV Club’s third annual environmental cleanup day on Aug. 13, hauling several large containers of waste out of the woods near Jordan River. (Contributed-Sooke ATV Club)
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