Sooke News Staff

(BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Power restored to more than 3,000 Sooke residents

Two polling stations impacted by outage

(BC Hydro outage map)
The Capital Regional District spent $1.7 million to restore the Todd Creek Trestle. (Sooke News Mirror)

Todd Creek Trestle restoration completed

Restoration work adds 35 to 50 years to life span of the structure

The Capital Regional District spent $1.7 million to restore the Todd Creek Trestle. (Sooke News Mirror)
The Nightmare Before Christmas”, an Academy Award-winning 1993 animated musical dark fantasy film produced by Tim Burton, will be presented on Oct. 31 in Sooke. (Contributed photo)
The Nightmare Before Christmas”, an Academy Award-winning 1993 animated musical dark fantasy film produced by Tim Burton, will be presented on Oct. 31 in Sooke. (Contributed photo)
The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has announced their Y Outdoors School, which will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke, starting in early January 2021. (YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island)

YMCA offers outdoor school for elementary students

Program to max out at 10 students per staff member, five-days a week

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has announced their Y Outdoors School, which will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke, starting in early January 2021. (YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island)
Rogers Canada has added 5G network services to Greater Victoria residents, including the West Shore, Sidney, and Sooke. (Canadian Press photo)

Rogers announces 5G service for customers across Greater Victoria

Service extends into Sidney, the West Shore and Sooke

Rogers Canada has added 5G network services to Greater Victoria residents, including the West Shore, Sidney, and Sooke. (Canadian Press photo)
375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

375 Sooke residents without power after downed line Tuesday morning

Outage affecting residents west of Trimmer Place

375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)
Sooke ATV Club members following a successful garbage collection day in Jordan River on Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)

Jordan River clean up fills garbage dumpster

Sooke ATV Club members collected garbage on Oct. 3

Sooke ATV Club members following a successful garbage collection day in Jordan River on Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)
Sooke RCMP announced Friday evening that the body of Raymona Peter, 45, had been located. Peter was last seen leaving her father’s home in Scia’new First Nation on Sept. 30. Family and friends had organized searches in the days after she went missing. RCMP said foul play is not suspected in her death. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

UPDATE: Search for missing Becher Bay woman ends in loss

Raymona Peter, 45, was last seen by her father on Sept. 30.

Sooke RCMP announced Friday evening that the body of Raymona Peter, 45, had been located. Peter was last seen leaving her father’s home in Scia’new First Nation on Sept. 30. Family and friends had organized searches in the days after she went missing. RCMP said foul play is not suspected in her death. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw

In addition to the online survey, a virtual online meeting takes place Oct. 22

Sooke seeks feedback on new building regulation bylaw
The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)

Sooke’s Sheringham Distillery wins gold award

Local business wins Product of Year at B.C. Food and Beverage Awards

The owners of Sheringham Distillery Jason and Alayne MacIsaac. Sheringham Distillery won the coveted gold award for Product of the Year at the B.C. Food and Beverage Awards on Sept. 24. (Don Denton – Black Press Media)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)

Sooke Philharmonic introduces new quartet

SPO presents first online concert Oct. 5

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

New Sooke library project awarded to Nanaimo-based company

No construction timeline announced by contractor

An artists rendition of the proposed new Vancouver Island Regional Library building in Sooke. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke jumps on board to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

Sooke council unanimously voted to ban the use of anticoagulent rodenticides in any of their district-owned buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fruit Tree Gleaning Program returns to Sooke

Fruit Tree Gleaning Program returns to Sooke

Program connects local fruit tree owners and volunteer harvesters

Fruit Tree Gleaning Program returns to Sooke
Owner Paul Pudwell caught a sight of Tl’uk, the rare white killer whale off Sooke waters in the Juan de Fuca Strait on Tuesday, Aug. 26. (Facebook/Sooke Coastal Explorations)

Rare white orca spotted near Sooke two weeks after hunting in Alaska

Tl’uk, whose Coast Salish name means Moon, is back in B.C. waters

Owner Paul Pudwell caught a sight of Tl’uk, the rare white killer whale off Sooke waters in the Juan de Fuca Strait on Tuesday, Aug. 26. (Facebook/Sooke Coastal Explorations)
Three wildfires that were out of control Wednesday have been placed under control as of Thursday morning, according to B.C. Wildfire Service. (Courtesy of B.C. Wildlife Service)

Three fires previously ‘out of control’ now under control on Vancouver Island

One fire near Meade Creek remains at ‘being held’ status

Three wildfires that were out of control Wednesday have been placed under control as of Thursday morning, according to B.C. Wildfire Service. (Courtesy of B.C. Wildlife Service)
The Capital Regional District is asking the public to take part in a survey about how they want East Sooke Regional Park to look like in the next 15 to 20 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District is asking the public to take part in a survey about how they want East Sooke Regional Park to look like in the next 15 to 20 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is promoting the use of masks while visiting Sooke businesses during the pandemic with their “Help Wanted” posters. (Courtesy of Sooke Chamber of Commerce)

Sooke Chamber of Commerce launches mask-wearing initiative

Posters to appear in windows of several Sooke businesses

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is promoting the use of masks while visiting Sooke businesses during the pandemic with their “Help Wanted” posters. (Courtesy of Sooke Chamber of Commerce)
The staircase heading to Sooke Bluffs has been closed to the public until further notice, after being deemed a ‘high risk.’ (Google Maps)

Sooke Bluffs staircase closed due to rot

District to consider replacement for ‘high risk’ staircase in fall

The staircase heading to Sooke Bluffs has been closed to the public until further notice, after being deemed a ‘high risk.’ (Google Maps)
For the first time in years, if you ask a family doctor in Sooke if they can take you on as a patient, you actually have a good chance of hearing “yes.” (Pixabay photo)

Need a doctor in Sooke? You may be in luck

In anticipation of recruiting more doctors, medical clinic accepting applications for a waitlist

For the first time in years, if you ask a family doctor in Sooke if they can take you on as a patient, you actually have a good chance of hearing “yes.” (Pixabay photo)