Sooke News Staff

Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Sooke Road re-opened after head-on crash

One person sent to hospital after collision involving a cube van and a car

Sooke Road was reopened at around 2 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Ground broken on West Shore skate park

Completion is scheduled for spring 2023

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke chamber honours local business excellence

Bad Dog Brewery selected as top business for 2022

CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
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New book – Stories of Sooke – highlights rich tapestry of life in the region

Historian Elida Peers has been writing stories about Sooke history since 1970s

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The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)

Burning ban lifted in Sooke as drought conditions ease

Multiple bouts of significant rainfall reduces fire threat

The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)
(File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sandbag station moves to Ed Macgregor parking lot

Station more accessible for residents, says district

(File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public invited to Sooke council’s inaugural meeting on Monday

Provincial court Judge Ted Gouge to swear in mayor, councillors

Sooke’s new district council will be sworn in on Monday. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Christmas craft fairs offer homemade creations

Plenty to choose from as residents seek to fulfil their shopping lists for the holiday season

Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Fireworks Warning Labels

Sooke douses Halloween fireworks

‘Risk is too significant,’ says fire chief

Fireworks Warning Labels
East Sooke and other fire departments responded to fires near East Sooke Regional Park on Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: House destroyed by fire in East Sooke

Several departments were fighting the structure, spot fires early in the morning

East Sooke and other fire departments responded to fires near East Sooke Regional Park on Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
A draft strategic plan for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area has been released by the Capital Regional District. (Photo by Sebastian Jakob)

Region rolls out draft recreation plan for Juan de Fuca

Plan guides management priorities for the next 10 years

A draft strategic plan for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area has been released by the Capital Regional District. (Photo by Sebastian Jakob)
A warty jumping-slug, a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act, is set to be helped with the land acquisition. (Courtesy of Lennart Sopuck)

CRD buys land to expand East Sooke park

Almost 40 acres will be added to help protect creatures like the warty jumping-slug

A warty jumping-slug, a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act, is set to be helped with the land acquisition. (Courtesy of Lennart Sopuck)
This orca-themed Sooke listing is making a splash on social media. (Realtor.ca)

A whale of a good time: Orca-themed home hits the market in Sooke

Whale-themed listing making a splash on social media

This orca-themed Sooke listing is making a splash on social media. (Realtor.ca)
Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)

Sooke Philharmonic takes a swing at classical heavyweights

Orchestra performs in Metchosin Oct. 29 and Sooke Oct. 30

Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)
The Sooke Arts Council is hosting an auction as a fundraiser for The Gathering Place, a multigenerational activity and senior centre planned for Sooke. (File – Metro-Creative)

Sooke Arts Council eyes support for seniors’ centre

Artwork auctioned off for The Gathering Place

The Sooke Arts Council is hosting an auction as a fundraiser for The Gathering Place, a multigenerational activity and senior centre planned for Sooke. (File – Metro-Creative)
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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)
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