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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)
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Former soldier turned author launches new book

Book takes flight at Sooke library on June 5

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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)
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)