Sooke News Staff

Musical entertainment and more is planned for Shirley Day on Aug. 21. (Contributed - Colin J. McMechan)

Entertainment, food and fun planned for Shirley Day

Community’s most celebrated annual event set for Aug. 21

Musical entertainment and more is planned for Shirley Day on Aug. 21. (Contributed - Colin J. McMechan)
A candlelight vigil is set for this Friday (Aug. 12) in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Candlelight vigil aims to unite community

Taking place at the Evergreen Centre in Sooke, the ceremony begins at 8 p.m.

A candlelight vigil is set for this Friday (Aug. 12) in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Traffic was delayed on Sooke Road near Gillespie Road due to a vehicle crash on Friday morning. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Sooke Road traffic back to normal after crash in construction zone

Incident that occurred near Gillespie Road resolved after about three hours

Traffic was delayed on Sooke Road near Gillespie Road due to a vehicle crash on Friday morning. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
Katrina Kadoski reprises her role of Cougar Annie when she performs at the Sooke Region Museum on Aug. 6. (Contributed - Katrina Kadoski)

Cougar Annie Tales returns to Sooke on Aug. 6

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan

Katrina Kadoski reprises her role of Cougar Annie when she performs at the Sooke Region Museum on Aug. 6. (Contributed - Katrina Kadoski)
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What you need to know to run for council or school board in Sooke

District hosts information session on Aug. 11

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Upgrades to Highway 14 around Shirley are almost complete. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highway 14 improvements nearly complete around Shirley

Roadway, safety upgrades ongoing between Otter Point, Woodhaven roads

Upgrades to Highway 14 around Shirley are almost complete. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents in the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke should boil water before ingesting it. (Black Press Media file photo)

High turbidity leaves East Sooke residents under boil water advisory

Water safe to ingest after boiling for 1 minute

Residents in the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke should boil water before ingesting it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Seacliff Properties is proposing a development including 98 residential units and more than 16,000 square feet of commercial space at the Harbourview site at the intersection of Goodmere and Sooke roads. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)

Project promises to breathe new life into stalled Sooke development

Proposal includes nearly 100 residential units and over 16,000 square feet of commercial space

Seacliff Properties is proposing a development including 98 residential units and more than 16,000 square feet of commercial space at the Harbourview site at the intersection of Goodmere and Sooke roads. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)
Traffic was impacted on Sooke Road after a morning crash on Thursday. (Google maps)

TRAFFIC: Sooke Road stretch reopens after Thursday morning crash causes major delays

Highway 14 was closed, then down to one-lane before incident was resolved

Traffic was impacted on Sooke Road after a morning crash on Thursday. (Google maps)
Sooke residents were treated to a special visitor Tuesday morning. (Courtesy Linda Gabriel)

VIDEO: Great horned owl spotted in Sooke

Morning visitor takes in the sights

Sooke residents were treated to a special visitor Tuesday morning. (Courtesy Linda Gabriel)
The B.C. Grassroots Rugby Foundation will host a free rugby clinic for youth in Sooke on July 22. (Photo by Courtney Keating)

Sooke hosts free youth rugby clinic on July 22

No previous rugby experience is needed

The B.C. Grassroots Rugby Foundation will host a free rugby clinic for youth in Sooke on July 22. (Photo by Courtney Keating)
A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke takes place July 10 at 2:30 p.m. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic takes a fling

Annual concert at Ed Macgregor Park on July 10

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke takes place July 10 at 2:30 p.m. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke RCMP is searching for a suspect after a May 26 indecent act on a BC Transit bus. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Sooke RCMP seeks suspect after indecent act on transit bus

Suspect got off the bus May 26 at Sooke and Kangaroo

Sooke RCMP is searching for a suspect after a May 26 indecent act on a BC Transit bus. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
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Sooke launches survey for public input on budget priorities

‘We are committed to an open budget process,’ says mayor

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Sooke RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating Blaze Lupton who was last seen on May 3 on the Pacific Marine Road near Lizard Lake, in Port Renfrew, B.C. (Courtesy Sooke RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing man found ‘safe and sound‘

Blaze Lupton is 6-foot-1 with red hair and beard, possibly towing a blue and white cooler

Sooke RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating Blaze Lupton who was last seen on May 3 on the Pacific Marine Road near Lizard Lake, in Port Renfrew, B.C. (Courtesy Sooke RCMP)
Many deals are expected to be found at this Saturday’s Sunriver Estates Community Yard Sale. (Metro-Creative)

Sooke’s Sunriver Estates hosting community yard sale this weekend

Sale offerings include clothing, books, tools, collectables, furniture and various handicrafts

Many deals are expected to be found at this Saturday’s Sunriver Estates Community Yard Sale. (Metro-Creative)
Sooke RCMP seeks the public’s help identifying a suspect in a theft of scented products from Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart on April 17. (Crime Stoppers Greater Victoria - Facebook)

Sooke RCMP seeks help hunting down suspected scent stealer

Crime Stoppers Greater Victoria refreshes the case with online post

Sooke RCMP seeks the public’s help identifying a suspect in a theft of scented products from Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart on April 17. (Crime Stoppers Greater Victoria - Facebook)
Sooke’s new iconic circular design public library will open officially on June 11. It features 13,412 square feet of space and 35,000 items in its collection. (Contributed - Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Sooke library to hold grand opening on June 11

The day promises to offer something for everyone

Sooke’s new iconic circular design public library will open officially on June 11. It features 13,412 square feet of space and 35,000 items in its collection. (Contributed - Vancouver Island Regional Library)
The story of a gray whale is the subject of a new Sooke-produced documentary. Tale of the Whale premieres on June 10 at EMCS Community Theatre. (Shutterstock)

Tale behind the whale at Sooke school premieres June 10

The intriguing tale behind the whale skeleton that floats above the lobby…

The story of a gray whale is the subject of a new Sooke-produced documentary. Tale of the Whale premieres on June 10 at EMCS Community Theatre. (Shutterstock)