Rick Stiebel

EMCS students return to the University of Victoria on June 4 for their first full graduation in two years. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke students excited as graduation ceremony returns in full force

EMCS convocation to take place at UVic on June 4

EMCS students return to the University of Victoria on June 4 for their first full graduation in two years. (File - Metro-Creative)
Sooke legion members Richard Steele, Ted Davies and Murray Lambert prepare to host a sit-down Ukrainian-style dinner on June 18 to raise funds for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Legion assisting Ukraine relief efforts

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 hosts a sit-down Ukrainian-style dinner on June 18

Sooke legion members Richard Steele, Ted Davies and Murray Lambert prepare to host a sit-down Ukrainian-style dinner on June 18 to raise funds for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Nick Dickinson-Wilde, Sensei at Sooke Shukokai Karate in Sooke, earned two bronze medals in competition  and served as a judge at the Karate BC Provincial Championships.

Karate in Sooke alive and kicking

Sooke Shukokai karate looking for members new and old

Nick Dickinson-Wilde, Sensei at Sooke Shukokai Karate in Sooke, earned two bronze medals in competition  and served as a judge at the Karate BC Provincial Championships.
Nataliia Nadzelska and her daughter, Sophiia, and son, Andrii, have found safe haven from the war in Ukraine with Anne-Marie Smith and her family in Sooke. (Rick Stiebel/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke community offers family refuge from war

Local family opens door to Ukrainian mother and two children

Nataliia Nadzelska and her daughter, Sophiia, and son, Andrii, have found safe haven from the war in Ukraine with Anne-Marie Smith and her family in Sooke. (Rick Stiebel/Sooke News Mirror)
A treehouse-style home in East Sooke has been selected as the top new host in Canada by Airbnb.

East Sooke treehouse retreat tops Airbnb list

Vacation property earns accolades for a desirable destination

A treehouse-style home in East Sooke has been selected as the top new host in Canada by Airbnb.
The Juan de Fuca Trails Community Society has raised about $100,000 in pledges to buy a 58-acre parcel of land for a community park. (Contributed - Joyce Mckinnon)

Donations needed to land new park in Sooke Region

Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society covets 58-acre Otter Point property

The Juan de Fuca Trails Community Society has raised about $100,000 in pledges to buy a 58-acre parcel of land for a community park. (Contributed - Joyce Mckinnon)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Tyra Betschart, assistant manager at the Serious Coffee in Sooke, says the they have always used plastic bags. (RIck Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke plastic bag ban bylaw rolls out Sunday

Businesses to charge a quarter for paper bags

Tyra Betschart, assistant manager at the Serious Coffee in Sooke, says the they have always used plastic bags. (RIck Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Members of Choral Revolution are excited about upcoming concerts in Sooke and Langford May 27-29. (Contributed - Choral Evolution)

Choral Evolution hits all the right notes

Sooke choral group hosting concerts May 27, 28 and 29

Members of Choral Revolution are excited about upcoming concerts in Sooke and Langford May 27-29. (Contributed - Choral Evolution)
Sarah Richer is extremely grateful to everyone who has provided support following a fire that left her with next to nothing. (Contributed - Sarah Richer)

Woman struggles after losing everything in East Sooke fire

Friend launches online fundraising page

Sarah Richer is extremely grateful to everyone who has provided support following a fire that left her with next to nothing. (Contributed - Sarah Richer)
The stunning views from the Hometown heroes Lottery home in Sooke may be yours for the price of a ticket.
(Contributed - Hometown Heroes Lottery)

Luxurious Sooke home a lottery win away

Whether you’re feeling lucky or just want to support a worthy cause,…

The stunning views from the Hometown heroes Lottery home in Sooke may be yours for the price of a ticket.
(Contributed - Hometown Heroes Lottery)
OPINION SIG

Former soldier turned author launches new book

Book takes flight at Sooke library on June 5

OPINION SIG
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks says helping organizations with funding has been one of the most rewarding parts of his work. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

$1.5 million in federal funds banked for next Juan de Fuca director

Money limited to water and recreation projects

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks says helping organizations with funding has been one of the most rewarding parts of his work. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
West Coast Family Medical Clinic in Sooke has managed to avoid the closures and reduced hours caused by doctor shortages plaguing several clinics in the Capital Region. (File - Shutterstock)

Sooke’s creative approach to health care

West Coast Medical Clinic manages to survive while other clinics close doors due to doctor shortages

West Coast Family Medical Clinic in Sooke has managed to avoid the closures and reduced hours caused by doctor shortages plaguing several clinics in the Capital Region. (File - Shutterstock)
After many years in Sidney, Cat Fanciers of B.C./Garden City Cat Club hosts its first show in Sooke on May14-15. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Spring show the cat’s meow in Sooke

Sooke Community Hall hosts international cat show from May 14 to 15

After many years in Sidney, Cat Fanciers of B.C./Garden City Cat Club hosts its first show in Sooke on May14-15. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke mark Emergency Preparedness Week from May 1-7, with several events around the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Nothing beats being prepared for an emergency, say officials

The District of Sooke is taking steps to provide peace of mind…

Sooke mark Emergency Preparedness Week from May 1-7, with several events around the community. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Norm Wilcox in the #1 car. (Courtesy Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)

Speedway legends establish Victoria Auto Racers Hall of Fame

Norm Wilcox looks back at his start in racing, establishment of hall of fame

Norm Wilcox in the #1 car. (Courtesy Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)
The Sooke Food Bank can buy $3 worth of food for every dollar donated. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke students give food bank a $8,200 boost

Students fundraise in support of Sooke Food Bank

The Sooke Food Bank can buy $3 worth of food for every dollar donated. (File - Metro-Creative)
A wildfire in July 2017 on Mount Manuel Quimper destroyed more than a hectare of forest land. The fire was likely human-caused. (File - Sooke Fire Rescue)

Grant reduces Sooke’s wildfire risks

Funding will assist with education, planning, inter-agency cooperation and emergency planning

A wildfire in July 2017 on Mount Manuel Quimper destroyed more than a hectare of forest land. The fire was likely human-caused. (File - Sooke Fire Rescue)
MISSAMBA brings their African roots-themed music to the Edward Milne Community Theatre on May 27. Adam Daou, a Malian musician from Mopti, plays a variety of percussion, including the djembe, duddun, calebasse, and balafon. (Contributed - MISSAMBA)

ISSAMBA’s rhythmic roots comes to Sooke

Rhythms rooted in all five regions of Africa resonate throughout ISSAMBA Showcase…

MISSAMBA brings their African roots-themed music to the Edward Milne Community Theatre on May 27. Adam Daou, a Malian musician from Mopti, plays a variety of percussion, including the djembe, duddun, calebasse, and balafon. (Contributed - MISSAMBA)
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