Sooke News Staff

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Sooke’s property tax sale cancelled

seven properties on the auction block before owners stepped up and paid delinquent taxes

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Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)

Habs fans faceoff against Leafs Nation after jab on Sooke menu

Poutine battle sees Twitter users rejoice

Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)
Visitors to the Sooke Region Mueum open house on Sept. 17 will be among the first to view the Forestry Path outdoor exhibit. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

In Sooke, museum holds first open house since pandemic

All are welcome to gather on the museum grounds on Sept. 17

Visitors to the Sooke Region Mueum open house on Sept. 17 will be among the first to view the Forestry Path outdoor exhibit. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)

Veitch Creek bridge in Sooke to undergo repair work

Bridge to remain open for pedestrians during construction

Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)
NEW CUTLINE Amber Academy Fine Arts Society is expanding the courses they offer with a new Advanced Acting with Stagecraft class for teens. A photo from the 2019 production of The Lion King is featured here. (Contributed-Amber Academy)

Students Sophia Petronas, left, and Beyla Medos strike a pose in rehearsal as lionesses in The Lion King from 2019. Amber Academy launches its 2021-22 season on Sept. 13. (Contributed - Amber Academy)

Sooke’s Amber Academy ready to rock

Fine arts group adapts Rock of Ages: Youth Edition student’s first production

NEW CUTLINE Amber Academy Fine Arts Society is expanding the courses they offer with a new Advanced Acting with Stagecraft class for teens. A photo from the 2019 production of The Lion King is featured here. (Contributed-Amber Academy)

Students Sophia Petronas, left, and Beyla Medos strike a pose in rehearsal as lionesses in The Lion King from 2019. Amber Academy launches its 2021-22 season on Sept. 13. (Contributed - Amber Academy)
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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