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WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)

WorkBC in Sooke hosts career and volunteer fair

Event takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 at Edward Milne Community School

WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)
A seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island. (File photo by Nick Wemyss)

Two Greater Victoria provincial parks up for consideration during treaty negotiations

Sooke Mountain, Discovery Island provincial parks now being considered for inclusion

A seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island. (File photo by Nick Wemyss)
Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)

Wounded Warriors warm-up event hits the road Sunday

Runners set course from Sooke to Sidney

Wounded Warrior runner Mike Bowen, with the Canadian Coast Guard, runs on Highway 4 towards Port Alberni on Feb. 27, 2020. A practice run will take place Feb. 5 from Sooke to Sidney in preparation for the main run from Feb. 26 to March 5. (Contributed – John Penner)
Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)

Training begins for 13 regional firefighter recruits

Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments work together to teach program

Firefighter recruits learn the basics of their kit during training at the Sooke Firehall. Sooke, Metchosin, and East Sooke fire departments are training 13 recruits to become firefighters over the next several months. (Sooke Fire Rescue – Facebook)
District of Sooke council is inviting you over for coffee. The new initiative will see local politicians have a casucal cup of joe with residents to discuss local issues. (File - Metro-Creative)

Join mayor and District of Sooke council for coffee

New initiative lets residents connect with elected officials in casual setting

District of Sooke council is inviting you over for coffee. The new initiative will see local politicians have a casucal cup of joe with residents to discuss local issues. (File - Metro-Creative)
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Trade show targets local businesses in Sooke

Sookarama returns in April after three-year hiatus

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Senior Centre Without Walls returns this month with a variety of online offerings. (Metro-Creative)

Senior Centre Without Walls returns to Sooke

Program provides educational and recreational programs for seniors through video conferencing

Senior Centre Without Walls returns this month with a variety of online offerings. (Metro-Creative)
The Sooke Potholes Regional Park is closed temporarily due to high water levels, the CRD announced Tuesday (Dec. 27) afternoon. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)

Sooke Potholes closed due to high water levels

The Capital Regional District made the announcement Tuesday (Dec. 26) afternoon

The Sooke Potholes Regional Park is closed temporarily due to high water levels, the CRD announced Tuesday (Dec. 27) afternoon. (Courtesy of District of Sooke)
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In Sooke, new Gillespie Road intersection opens on Thursday morning

The $85-million project to improve Highway 14 heading west into Sooke hits…

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The new Vancouver Island Regional Library branch has won a merit honour by the Capital Region Commercial Building Awards. (File – Sooke News Mirror)

New Sooke library wins building award

VIRL facility earns honours in Capital Region Commercial Building Awards

The new Vancouver Island Regional Library branch has won a merit honour by the Capital Region Commercial Building Awards. (File – Sooke News Mirror)
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating missing 38-year-old Melissa McDevitt, after she failed to board a flight from Victoria to Vancouver on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Sooke RCMP taking over search for woman who missed flight

CCTV footage shows McDevitt heading to the trails at Sooke Potholes

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating missing 38-year-old Melissa McDevitt, after she failed to board a flight from Victoria to Vancouver on Saturday (Dec. 10). (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Sooke Road re-opened after head-on crash

One person sent to hospital after collision involving a cube van and a car

Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Ground broken on West Shore skate park

Completion is scheduled for spring 2023

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke chamber honours local business excellence

Bad Dog Brewery selected as top business for 2022

CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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New book – Stories of Sooke – highlights rich tapestry of life in the region

Historian Elida Peers has been writing stories about Sooke history since 1970s

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The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)

Burning ban lifted in Sooke as drought conditions ease

Multiple bouts of significant rainfall reduces fire threat

The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)
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Sooke sandbag station moves to Ed Macgregor parking lot

Station more accessible for residents, says district

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Sooke’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public invited to Sooke council’s inaugural meeting on Monday

Provincial court Judge Ted Gouge to swear in mayor, councillors

Sooke’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Christmas craft fairs offer homemade creations

Plenty to choose from as residents seek to fulfil their shopping lists for the holiday season

Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke douses Halloween fireworks

‘Risk is too significant,’ says fire chief

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