Sooke

Mayor Maja Tait is seeking a third term as the mayor of Sooke. In addition to her mayoralty duties over the last eight years, she’s also served on the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (File - UBCM)

Maja Tait hopes for third term as Sooke’s mayor

‘Local government is all about the people,’ she says

 

Sooke Rotary Club president John Topolniski with a handful of sock monkies created by William Head Institution inmates. (Contributed photo)

Collaboration provides comfort for families at Ukrainian Safe Haven

Sooke Rotary, William Head inmates and businesses donate tables and sock monkeys

 

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In Sooke, mayoralty candidate cites division for decision to withdraw from race

Climate action, draft OCP and growth key issues for William Wallace

 

Bill Kent and Shannon Rae will serve up a selection of jazz classics on at Shirley Community Hall in support of diabetes education and research. (Contributed - Shannon Rae)

In Shirley, all that jazz to support a good cause

Kent Rae perform at diabetes fundraiser on Oct. 1

Bill Kent and Shannon Rae will serve up a selection of jazz classics on at Shirley Community Hall in support of diabetes education and research. (Contributed - Shannon Rae)
A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)

Sooke groups host all-candidates meetings with a twist

Chamber, Transition Sooke, EMCS Society introduce candidates to the community

A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)
Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring

Sooke athlete, 89, wins six medals at 55+ BC Games

Myrtle Acton sets Canadian record in shot put

Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring
A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public hearing for new Sooke Official Community Plan set

Public hearing set for Sept. 27 after second reading passed on Sept. 8

A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)

Sooke animal rescue group on the move

SAFARS finds a new home at a farm in Port Renfrew

NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)
Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Seven-term trustees bid adieu in Sooke

Bob Phillips and Margot Swinburnson stepping down as trustees

Sooke School District trustees Margot Swinburnson and Bob Phillips, who have almost 50 years of service, have decided not to seek re-election. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke artists Anika Lacerte (left), Shelley Davies, Jill Warne, and Jeannine Sayler created the art work for the book bins at SEAPARC Leisure Complex as part of the Sooke Region Literary Project. 
(Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

In Sooke, book bins receive an artistic facelift

Literacy project turns the page on 12 years of making books available to the community

Sooke artists Anika Lacerte (left), Shelley Davies, Jill Warne, and Jeannine Sayler created the art work for the book bins at SEAPARC Leisure Complex as part of the Sooke Region Literary Project. 
(Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sooke Fall Fair brings community back together after 2-year break

The fair continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, and returns from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Letter: Building boom a detriment to our health

In light of the current building boom, I feel the need to…

  • Sep 10, 2022
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections

Sooke Municipal Election 2022: Who’s running?

Nominations for the civic elections on Oct. 15 closed Friday. Here’s a list of candidates.

Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir seeks new music-makers

Choir rehearsing for two performances this season

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Choir is looking for new voices. (Contributed - Stewart Jack)
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Sooke family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
The clouds move among the old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Vancouver Island First Nation, logging company strike forest deal

Pacheedaht First Nation and Teal Jones sign memorandum of understanding

The clouds move among the old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Sooke Harbour House has undergone extensive renovations since its sale two years ago. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

A Sooke landmark is up for sale

Sooke Harbour House re-listed by developer

The Sooke Harbour House has undergone extensive renovations since its sale two years ago. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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Letter: Reader wants referendum on Lions club park proposal

Re: John Phillips Memorial Park proposal I have lived on Townsend Road…

  • Sep 7, 2022
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The construction of seven towers to expand cellular service on a 70-kilometre stretch of Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew has begun, says Rogers Communications. (File - Shutterstock)

In Sooke, Highway 14 cellphone service upgrade begins

First cell tower west of Sooke went into service at the end of May.

The construction of seven towers to expand cellular service on a 70-kilometre stretch of Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew has begun, says Rogers Communications. (File - Shutterstock)
The Sooke Quilt Show and Sale is set for Oct. 15 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Quilt show sewn into fabric of Sooke

First-time event planned for Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 15

The Sooke Quilt Show and Sale is set for Oct. 15 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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