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An artist rendering for a complex with housing for seniors and a drop-in activity centre proposed for the property next to the new library in Sooke on Wadams Way. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Fundraiser launched to construct seniors facility in Sooke

Work on project could start as early as 2023

An artist rendering for a complex with housing for seniors and a drop-in activity centre proposed for the property next to the new library in Sooke on Wadams Way. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
The Repair Cafe takes place on April 30 from 10 a.m. to p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall. (Contributed - Google.com)

Sooke Repair Cafe back in the fix

Sooke Zero Waste event takes place on April 30

The Repair Cafe takes place on April 30 from 10 a.m. to p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall. (Contributed - Google.com)
Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)

Sooke poetry group releases local works

Launch event takes place May 7

Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)
The Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society is partnering with the District of Sooke to remove invasive plants from Broomhill Park on Earth Day (April 22). Volunteers shown here conducted a similar clean up at Whiffin Spit in March. (Contributed - Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society)

Help wanted for Broomhill park clean up in Sooke

Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society is partnering with District of Sooke to remove invasive plants

The Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society is partnering with the District of Sooke to remove invasive plants from Broomhill Park on Earth Day (April 22). Volunteers shown here conducted a similar clean up at Whiffin Spit in March. (Contributed - Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society)
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Firearm threats lead to two arrests in Sooke

Mounties seize weapons, cash and drugs

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A 1971 crash involving driver Larry Pollard. (Photo by Barrie Goodwin)

Speedway Spotlight: Catching the action in Langford at full speed at Western Speed

Speedway photographer Barrie Goodwin shares life behind the lens

A 1971 crash involving driver Larry Pollard. (Photo by Barrie Goodwin)
According to the latest figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board, Sooke, the Malahat area and Esquimalt remain the only three places in the VREB coverage area with an average cost below $1 million. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke at low end of high home prices

Sooke at low end of high home prices

According to the latest figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board, Sooke, the Malahat area and Esquimalt remain the only three places in the VREB coverage area with an average cost below $1 million. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Sooke on April 23. (Contributed - Pamela Cregg)

Popular songwriter Ben Sures to perform in Sooke

April 23 show revolves around everyday experiences

Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Sooke on April 23. (Contributed - Pamela Cregg)
A truck similar to this one will stock Matheson, Kemp, and Poirier lakes with catchable-size trout this week. (Contributed - Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.)

Three lakes in Sooke stocked with 3,000 trout

Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. creates fishing opportunities

A truck similar to this one will stock Matheson, Kemp, and Poirier lakes with catchable-size trout this week. (Contributed - Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.)
Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)

Taekwondo kicks back into Sooke

Mijo Taekwondo partners with SEAPARC

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Mijo Taekwondo, is excited about the opportunity to hold live classes at Seaparc Leisure Centre. (Photo - Mijo Taekwondo)
A fire on March 30 killed an East Sooke man (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Officials continue probe into East Sooke fire

Name of deceased man not released

A fire on March 30 killed an East Sooke man (File - Sooke News Mirror)
An evacuation route sign is shown in Jordan River, B.C. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)

Tsunami warning systems work sounds sirens

Maintenance scheduled April 7 and 8 in Port Renfrew, Jordan River and Pacheedaht First Nation

An evacuation route sign is shown in Jordan River, B.C. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)
Edward Milne Community School raised more than $11,000 in 2021 for 10,000 Tonight, the annual event that usually collects non-perishables for the Sooke Food Bank. The school has a spring campaign for 2022: Spring Out of Hunger. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke students give food bank a boost

Spring Out of Hunger runs until April 13

Edward Milne Community School raised more than $11,000 in 2021 for 10,000 Tonight, the annual event that usually collects non-perishables for the Sooke Food Bank. The school has a spring campaign for 2022: Spring Out of Hunger. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Performers with the Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society rehearse for a 2019 production of the Lion King. The Amber Academy presents The Wizard of Oz on April 22 and 23. (Contributed - Amber Academy)

Sooke children’s production plans trip to Oz

Production runs April 22-23 at Sooke Community Hall

Performers with the Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society rehearse for a 2019 production of the Lion King. The Amber Academy presents The Wizard of Oz on April 22 and 23. (Contributed - Amber Academy)
Daryl Crocker has managed the speedway for the past seven seasons. (Courtesy Wildlight Motorsports Photography)

Westshore Motorsports Park’s final season in Langford spins into high gear

General manager Daryl Crocker looks ahead at final season’s schedule

Daryl Crocker has managed the speedway for the past seven seasons. (Courtesy Wildlight Motorsports Photography)
Former fire chief Bob Beckett (left) briefs a team from Langford Fire Rescue during a call after a snow fall. (Photo courtesy City of Langford)

Local Hero Awards 2022: Preparation key to emergency response

Bob Beckett is the 2022 Emergency Services Hero

Former fire chief Bob Beckett (left) briefs a team from Langford Fire Rescue during a call after a snow fall. (Photo courtesy City of Langford)
Metchosin Farm owner Fiona Hamersley Chambers is working to bring seed security to the region and beyond, which plays a critical role in food security, she says. (Courtesy of Fiona Hamersley Chambers)

Local Hero Awards 2022: Food security the foundation of Metchosin farm

Fiona Hamersley Chambers is the 2022 Environmental Hero

Metchosin Farm owner Fiona Hamersley Chambers is working to bring seed security to the region and beyond, which plays a critical role in food security, she says. (Courtesy of Fiona Hamersley Chambers)
March 11, 2022 - Portrait of Trudine Wilson, a long time volunteer with Girl Guides and a Local Hero for Goldstream .  Don Denton photograph
March 11, 2022 - Portrait of Trudine Wilson, a long time volunteer with Girl Guides and a Local Hero for Goldstream .  Don Denton photograph
Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop. (Courtesy Stephanie Dunlop)

Local Hero Awards 2022: Metchosin fire chief shines a light on others

Stephanie Dunlop is the 2022 Unsung Hero

Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop. (Courtesy Stephanie Dunlop)
Sisters Maylin (from left), Everly and Brylee Apted show off some of their Remembrance Day paintings in 2019. The Metchosin girls sell their paintings locally and around the country to raise money for Canada’s veterans. (Courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)

Local Hero Awards 2022: Painting a brighter, better community

Brylee, Maylin and Everly Apted are the 2022 Youth Volunteers

Sisters Maylin (from left), Everly and Brylee Apted show off some of their Remembrance Day paintings in 2019. The Metchosin girls sell their paintings locally and around the country to raise money for Canada’s veterans. (Courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)
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