Sooke council

Sooke is one of eight RCMP-serviced municipalities in the southern Vancouver Island being asked by the province to start paying the bills for E-Comm’s police dispatch service by 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province wants Sooke to cover police 911 costs by 2022

Sooke is one of eight RCMP-serviced municipalities in southern Island rollout plan

 

Sooke council will reconsider its virtual meetings in February, after provincial orders are expected to ease up. (YouTube - District of Sooke)

Sooke council to reconsider virtual meetings in February

Extended provincial orders in place until Feb. 5

 

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Sooke taxpayers brace for 3.3 per cent tax hike

Council set to adopt 2021 municipal budget

 

Sooke district council has OK’d plans for two affordable housing projects. (YouTube - District of Sooke)

Sooke council approves parking variance for affordable housing developments, despite concerns from residents

Councillor says the projects address a crisis with the lack of affordable housing

Sooke district council has OK’d plans for two affordable housing projects. (YouTube - District of Sooke)
Sooke council has unanimously voted to hike their salaries by five per cent in 2021. Also, they are directing staff to investigate creating a formula for future mayor and council pay wages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke moves ahead with five per cent pay hike for council

Councillors ask staff to come up with formula for future pay raises

Sooke council has unanimously voted to hike their salaries by five per cent in 2021. Also, they are directing staff to investigate creating a formula for future mayor and council pay wages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, said she’s pleasantly surprised to find out that Sooke council voted to gift a $10,000 donation to the food bank. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Council donates $10,000 to food bank

Donation comes from $80,000 contingency fund

Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, said she’s pleasantly surprised to find out that Sooke council voted to gift a $10,000 donation to the food bank. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
An artists rendering of the proposed Aragon Properties development in Sooke’s town centre shows a friendly, walkable neighbourhood. (Contributed - Aragon Properties)

Sooke council gives green light to large residential development

133 residential units to be built at 2182 Church Rd.

An artists rendering of the proposed Aragon Properties development in Sooke’s town centre shows a friendly, walkable neighbourhood. (Contributed - Aragon Properties)
Sooke council is set to discuss whether they want to give themselves a five per cent pay hike in 2021. They will also talk about whether they should launch an advisory committee for future mayor and council salary hikes on Dec. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke councillor raises idea of five per cent wage hike

Grumpy Taxpayer$ say potential move is ‘outrageous and tone-deaf’

Sooke council is set to discuss whether they want to give themselves a five per cent pay hike in 2021. They will also talk about whether they should launch an advisory committee for future mayor and council salary hikes on Dec. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kris Hardy and Monique Seidler are pictured on their rental property on Murray Road. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke family allowed to stay in motorhome

District officials put brakes on bylaw infraction

Kris Hardy and Monique Seidler are pictured on their rental property on Murray Road. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Wild Wise Sooke is pushing to get local waste management companies to hop on board to provide bear-resistant bins as an option for residents. On Nov. 23, Sooke council voted to write a letter of support for Wild Wise to send to companies such as GFL Environmental Inc. and Sooke Disposal Ltd. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wild Wise Sooke continues push for bear-resistant bins as option for residents

Bins could cost anywhere from $150 to $300 or more, according to 2019 study

Wild Wise Sooke is pushing to get local waste management companies to hop on board to provide bear-resistant bins as an option for residents. On Nov. 23, Sooke council voted to write a letter of support for Wild Wise to send to companies such as GFL Environmental Inc. and Sooke Disposal Ltd. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Sooke is another step closer to approving its 2021 financial plan. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Pandemic uncertainty looms over Sooke municipal budget

Council trims property tax increase to 3.3 per cent

The District of Sooke is another step closer to approving its 2021 financial plan. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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Zoning amendments to allow large housing development in Sooke sent to public hearing

Bylaw amendments that will permit the construction of 133 residential homes in…

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Sooke council discussed its 2021 budget on Monday night. (YouTube - District of Sooke)

Sooke councillors pledge to pare down tax hike

District staff proposes 6.67% tax bump

Sooke council discussed its 2021 budget on Monday night. (YouTube - District of Sooke)
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Sooke rejects parking variance for affordable housing development

Council agrees to development permit for 75 multi-family complex on Charters Road

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The District of Sooke is suing Shawn Driver and Driver Enterprises for alleged municipal zoning violations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sues business over zoning issues

District claims property ‘non-conforming’ for nearly 20 years

The District of Sooke is suing Shawn Driver and Driver Enterprises for alleged municipal zoning violations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke has submitted a grant application to fix the Bluff Parks staircase, one of the few waterfront viewpoints in the district. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke eyes grant to fix rotted-out Bluffs staircase

Bluffs Park has been closed to public since August due to unsafe conditions

Sooke has submitted a grant application to fix the Bluff Parks staircase, one of the few waterfront viewpoints in the district. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The 1946 building in Sooke known as the Tin Grotto, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished. Council awarded the demolition contract to Maple Ridge-based T&T Demolition. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke approves demolition for dilapidated downtown building

‘Tin Grotto’ to be reduced to rubble in weeks

The 1946 building in Sooke known as the Tin Grotto, located at 2076 Otter Point Rd, is set to be demolished. Council awarded the demolition contract to Maple Ridge-based T&T Demolition. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke councillor pitches another way to improve transit

Coun. Jeff Bateman wants free passes for youth on local routes

Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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)
Sooke launches online budget survey

Sooke launches online budget survey

Citizen Budget is an interactive tool

Sooke launches online budget survey