Sooke News Staff

On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to discuss whether to give Sooke Food Bank one-time ‘COVID donation’

Council to decide at special meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16

On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new 275-metre trail connector has been added to the Sunriver Nature Trail, which is the next step to improve walkability across the District of Sooke. (District of Sooke)

Sooke takes next step to expand trail across district

New 275-metre trail connection added to Sunriver Nature Trail

A new 275-metre trail connector has been added to the Sunriver Nature Trail, which is the next step to improve walkability across the District of Sooke. (District of Sooke)
A vehicle was driven into a T’Souke businesses early Wednesday morning. (Sooke News Mirror photo)

UPDATED: Police believe men attempted to steal ATM, looking for one suspect

Crash into gas station appears to have been intentional, says RCMP

A vehicle was driven into a T’Souke businesses early Wednesday morning. (Sooke News Mirror photo)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
Members of the Sooke Christmas Bureau and Sooke firefighters, along with Western Foods manager Jeff Stewart, second from right, thank sponsors and residents for their support of the Sooke Christmas Bureau. (Kevin Laird-Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Christmas Bureau extends deadline for hampers

Non-profit group says monetary donations goes further than non-perishables

Members of the Sooke Christmas Bureau and Sooke firefighters, along with Western Foods manager Jeff Stewart, second from right, thank sponsors and residents for their support of the Sooke Christmas Bureau. (Kevin Laird-Sooke News Mirror)
BC Hydro is reporting several outages in Sooke Monday morning. (BC Hydro/Facebook)

More than 3,000 Sooke properties without power Monday morning

Outages under investigation by BC Hydro

BC Hydro is reporting several outages in Sooke Monday morning. (BC Hydro/Facebook)
Police will be out in force to target drunk drivers this weekend as part of ICBC’s annual CounterAttack campaign. (Contributed - ICBC)

Police launch Christmas CounterAttack this weekend

On average, 11 people are killed in crashes involving impaired driving on the Island every year

Police will be out in force to target drunk drivers this weekend as part of ICBC’s annual CounterAttack campaign. (Contributed - ICBC)
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Traffic delays expected on Monday from highway construction in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic between Otter Road and Caldwell Road

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The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will take more than a year to complete. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will take more than a year to complete. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Patience requested from drivers as work begins on realignment of Highway 14 in Sooke

Construction between Connie and Glinz Lake roads expected to take 1½ years

The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will take more than a year to complete. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will take more than a year to complete. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Sooke lighting up holiday spirit

Sooke Road roundabout lights up Dec. 1

Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)

Traffic delays expected on Highway 14 on Saturday and Monday

The work will occur on Highway 14 from Otter Point Road to Atherley Close Road in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)
Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)

PHOTOS: Sooke’s spectacular sunset sights

Readers share their favourite sunset photos

Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)
The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to move forward with Santa Run, decked out with lights and music

Event to take place on Dec. 12 around dusk, online donations accepted

The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse, near Shirley. (Contributed - Lee-Ann Ruttan)

New book shines a light on Sheringham Point Lighthouse

Publication examines history, lightkeepers, and volunteer society

The Sheringham Point Lighthouse, near Shirley. (Contributed - Lee-Ann Ruttan)
Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Morning buses blocked by East Sooke crash

More than 1,000 without power Thursday morning

Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)
Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index reports Sooke’s rate at 47.96 – 77.7 per cent lower than a decade ago. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)

Sooke’s crime severity dropped by 78% over last 10 years

But the CSI increased 20 per cent in 2019

Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index reports Sooke’s rate at 47.96 – 77.7 per cent lower than a decade ago. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

Sooke man facing fraud charges after wallet stolen from vehicle

Suspect used owner’s credit and debit cards at multiple Sooke businesses

Sooke RCMP have arrested a man that allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle on Halloween night and used the owner’s credit cards at Sooke businesses. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)
An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Wednesday evening. (Courtesy of Mona Hazeldine)

Second driver not found after Sooke Road crash snarls evening traffic

Two vehicles involved in rear-end crash Wednesday evening

An incident on Sooke Road is slowing traffic Wednesday evening. (Courtesy of Mona Hazeldine)
A view from the deck of a home in SookePoint. The property is a prize in the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Tickets are on sale now. (Contributed photo)

Millionaire Lottery home up for grabs in Sooke

Sooke prize home part of latest VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery

A view from the deck of a home in SookePoint. The property is a prize in the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Tickets are on sale now. (Contributed photo)
New Democratic leader John Horgan during Monday's campaign stop in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

NDP John Horgan wins Langford-Juan de Fuca

BC Green candidate Gord Baird takes second place early in the polls

New Democratic leader John Horgan during Monday's campaign stop in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)