Sooke News Staff

Sooke artist Linda (Gord) Gordon created this painting in memory of Second World War veteran Jack Cockrell. (Contributed - Linda (Gord) Gordon)

A token of remembrance: veteran commemorated through art

Sooke artist Linda Gordon creates painting of Jack Cockrell

Sooke artist Linda (Gord) Gordon created this painting in memory of Second World War veteran Jack Cockrell. (Contributed - Linda (Gord) Gordon)
OPSRRA members erect a new sign at the entrance to Jordan River. The sign not only welcomes visitors to the community but also honours diitiida’s rich cultural heritage as the origin site of the Pacheedaht First Nation. (Contributed - OPSRRA)

Jordan River unveils new welcome signs

New signposts ‘capture the vibrancy of Jordan River’

OPSRRA members erect a new sign at the entrance to Jordan River. The sign not only welcomes visitors to the community but also honours diitiida’s rich cultural heritage as the origin site of the Pacheedaht First Nation. (Contributed - OPSRRA)
Crab fishing is a popular activity on the Sooke waterfront. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Woman, 87, dies near Sooke Marine Boardwalk

Woman unresponsive when pulled from water

Crab fishing is a popular activity on the Sooke waterfront. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
(Graphic - B.C. Hydro)

UPDATE: Fallen tree cuts power to 533 at Jordan River

B.C. Hydro crews on way to scene

(Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
(File - Metro Creative)

What’s On This Weekend In Sooke

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

(File - Metro Creative)
Emergency crews are on scene at a crash along Sooke Road near 17 Mile House Pub Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Morning crashes causing delays for Greater Victoria motorists

Crash near 17 Mile in Sooke, Pandora and Johnson in Victoria

Emergency crews are on scene at a crash along Sooke Road near 17 Mile House Pub Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents Together Again, a concert featuring violinists David Stewart and Paule Préfontaine on Oct. 31. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents Together Again, a concert featuring violinists David Stewart and Paule Préfontaine on Oct. 31. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)

UPDATED: 2,200 homes without power in Sooke region

B.C. Hydro crews investigating

B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
A structure on Otter Point Road in Sooke is engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning. (Brenda Jordison/Facebook)

Firefighter injured in suspicious Sooke fire

Fire broke out Oct. 13 in old Mulligan’s Bar and Grill building

A structure on Otter Point Road in Sooke is engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning. (Brenda Jordison/Facebook)
SookePoint Ocean Cottage features two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus the package includes a 2021 BMW x3 xDrive 30i and $1.85 million in cash. (Courtesy Millionaire Lottery)

Sooke cliffside suite among Millionaire Lottery prizes

$2.9M prize package includes BMW, cash

SookePoint Ocean Cottage features two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus the package includes a 2021 BMW x3 xDrive 30i and $1.85 million in cash. (Courtesy Millionaire Lottery)
Sooke Region Museum is launching a virtual, bilingual exhibit titled Women of the Sooke Region: From Pioneers to the Modern Wonder Woman. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Museum to present virtual, bilingual exhibition on Sooke women

Women of the Sooke Region now online

Sooke Region Museum is launching a virtual, bilingual exhibit titled Women of the Sooke Region: From Pioneers to the Modern Wonder Woman. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief Gordan Planes and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait raise the T’Sou-ke First Nation Flag at a ceremony at Municipal Hall on Wednesday (Sept. 29). (Contributed - District of Sooke)

First Nation flag takes permanent residency outside Sooke Municipal Hall

Ceremonial raising of T’Sou-ke First Nation flag held on Wednesday

T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief Gordan Planes and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait raise the T’Sou-ke First Nation Flag at a ceremony at Municipal Hall on Wednesday (Sept. 29). (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River’s Pemberton Pool.

Sooke group gearing up for another season of salmon enhancement

Broodstock collection set for Sooke River and DeMamiel Creek

Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River’s Pemberton Pool.
A seven-year-old child died and four other people were hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning Sooke Road crash on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 7-year-old killed in Sept. 7 Sooke crash that hospitalized 4 others

Car collided with a tree near intersection of Sooke and Woodlands roads early Tuesday morning

A seven-year-old child died and four other people were hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning Sooke Road crash on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
A serious car crash closed a section of Sooke Road at Woodlands Road early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Five people seriously injured in Sooke single-vehicle car crash

Car collided with a tree near intersection of Sooke and Woodlands roads

A serious car crash closed a section of Sooke Road at Woodlands Road early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Memorial Fund launched for Shirley woman who worked in mental health and disability support

The Mary Brown Memorial Fund is run by the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation

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Online candidate meeting set for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

Event to be broadcast on social meeting beginning Sept. 8

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Sooke is getting some assistance from senior government to help local service organizations better support vulnerable people. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke receives new funding to support vulnerable people

Local groups receive $413,412 in joint provincial and federal funding

Sooke is getting some assistance from senior government to help local service organizations better support vulnerable people. (Pixabay.com)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic Fling! will fill the air Aug. 29

Free outdoor classical concert in Ed Macgregor Park

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)

$1.8-million worth of bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks coming to Sooke

Grant to implement Active Transportation Plan on Otter Point Road

The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)