Rick Stiebel

The United Way of South Island announced that it will provide $20,000 for Take A Hike in Saanich, and for a program in Sooke which will begin this fall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

United Way takes a hike to Sooke

Youth program receives funding for programs in Saanich and Sooke

The United Way of South Island announced that it will provide $20,000 for Take A Hike in Saanich, and for a program in Sooke which will begin this fall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Vincent Magdziarz, left, and Finn Unger are ready to take on sailing in the B.C. Sumer Games. (Contributed by the family)

Sooke athletes set course for B.C. Summer Games

Participants compete in sailing, soccer and equestrian events

Vincent Magdziarz, left, and Finn Unger are ready to take on sailing in the B.C. Sumer Games. (Contributed by the family)
Singer Maggie Martin has taken social media by storm with more than 3.5 million likes on TikTok. Her latest release Never Blue has been picked up by Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. (Contributed - Maggie Martin)

West Shore singer Maggie Martin racks up 3.5 million likes on TikTok

Langford resident didn’t let the grass grow under her feet during pandemic

Singer Maggie Martin has taken social media by storm with more than 3.5 million likes on TikTok. Her latest release Never Blue has been picked up by Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. (Contributed - Maggie Martin)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show runs from July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, with a special Purchasers’ Preview Night event on July 21. (Contributed - SFAS)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show runs from July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, with a special Purchasers’ Preview Night event on July 21. (Contributed - SFAS)
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Improvements to the Highway 14 corridor between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road are nearing completion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Highway 14 corridor work on track for completion

Connie Road to Glinz Road goes opens to two-way traffic in both directions in late July

Improvements to the Highway 14 corridor between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road are nearing completion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Work to decommission a dam at Carpenter Road Community Park to reduce the risk of flooding is expected to proceed this summer. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)

Otter Point dam demolition draws criticism

Officials fear a breach of berm could result in flooding

Work to decommission a dam at Carpenter Road Community Park to reduce the risk of flooding is expected to proceed this summer. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)
Ravi Parmar, chair of the Sooke School District board, will miss Premier Horgan on many levels. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Ravi Parmar, chair of the Sooke School District board, will miss Premier Horgan on many levels. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Exhibit frames Sooke’s art community

The Sooke Region Museum’s summer exhibit celebrates the multitude of shades that…

Collections and exhibits manager Emma Wilton is ready for the Art That Frames Us exhibit, which runs through October at the Sooke Region Museum. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
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Name for new Sooke park takes flight

Name for new Sooke park takes flight

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EDITORIAL: Canada Day reflects on all of us

July 1 is traditionally a day we proudly wrap ourselves in the…

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The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Capital Region waterworks plan could top $2 billion

New filtration plant at Sooke Reservoir front and centre

A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Russ Urlacher Memorial Shield honours the legacy of the long-time local soccer player and coach. Sooke Celtic FC hosts Juan de Fuca All Flows in the inaugural game for the shield on June 26. (Contributed- Metro Creative)

Soccer friendly pays tribute to long-time coach

Sooke Celtic takes on Juan de Fuca on Saturday (June 25)

The Russ Urlacher Memorial Shield honours the legacy of the long-time local soccer player and coach. Sooke Celtic FC hosts Juan de Fuca All Flows in the inaugural game for the shield on June 26. (Contributed- Metro Creative)
Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Thrift store moving to new digs in Sooke

Relocating to old library site on Anna Marie Road

Bev Lewis, manager of Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store, says the move to the old library building will improve services to the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sponsors continue partnership with Sooke Fine Arts Society

Whether you pause before moving to the next piece or prefer to…

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to live attendance July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Work on renovations continues at Sooke Harbour House. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

No timeline for completion of historic Sooke Harbour House renovations

‘We’re working toward getting it done as soon as we can,’ says owner

Work on renovations continues at Sooke Harbour House. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke pool closing for annual maintenance

Repairs set for June 12 to July 3

The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)

COVID pivot: Sooke event aims to assess volunteer landscape

Non-Profit Think Tank brings together non-profit organizations to share experiences

Christine Bossi: “Sooke is known as a very volunteer-oriented community.” (File - Sooke Region Communities Health Network)
Gadget Tree owners Kevin Hopcraft and Alexander Kingston say business has been booming since they opened in November. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)   business mascot Rue

Sooke’s tech-savvy haven for help and gadgetry

Gadget Tree Tech Services booming

Gadget Tree owners Kevin Hopcraft and Alexander Kingston say business has been booming since they opened in November. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)   business mascot Rue