Sooke

Wild Wise Sooke is pushing to get local waste management companies to hop on board to provide bear-resistant bins as an option for residents. On Nov. 23, Sooke council voted to write a letter of support for Wild Wise to send to companies such as GFL Environmental Inc. and Sooke Disposal Ltd. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wild Wise Sooke continues push for bear-resistant bins as option for residents

Bins could cost anywhere from $150 to $300 or more, according to 2019 study

 

The Sooke Christmas Bureau, which serves over 400 hampers to families and residents in need, has extended their deadline to include anyone in need that has missed their Dec. 1 cutoff. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Christmas Bureau extends deadline for hampers

Non-profit group says monetary donations goes further than non-perishables

 

The Sooke Santa Run will feature their youngest members as Santas, an annual tradition for the firefighters in Sooke, East Sooke, Shirley and Otter Point. The drive-by event takes place throughout the Sooke neighbourhood on Dec. 12. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

No one outside fire hall allowed to help volunteer for Sooke Santa Run

Drive-by event takes place on Dec. 12, with goal to raise $15,000

The Sooke Santa Run will feature their youngest members as Santas, an annual tradition for the firefighters in Sooke, East Sooke, Shirley and Otter Point. The drive-by event takes place throughout the Sooke neighbourhood on Dec. 12. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Classes are cancelled at Royal Bay Secondary School and other schools Nov. 30 due to power outages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Classes cancelled across the West Shore, Sooke due to power outages

Students can be picked up but facilities remain open

Classes are cancelled at Royal Bay Secondary School and other schools Nov. 30 due to power outages. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Hydro is reporting several outages in Sooke Monday morning. (BC Hydro/Facebook)
BC Hydro is reporting several outages in Sooke Monday morning. (BC Hydro/Facebook)
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Traffic delays expected on Monday from highway construction in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic between Otter Road and Caldwell Road

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Ellen Connor says the decision to not allow sparring since they re-opened in June lost a few customers, but was worth keeping the safety of the rest of her team from a potential COVID outbreak. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Strict ‘no sparring’ rule keeps boxers safe during pandemic

Sooke Boxing Club keeps pace with new health regulations

Ellen Connor says the decision to not allow sparring since they re-opened in June lost a few customers, but was worth keeping the safety of the rest of her team from a potential COVID outbreak. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Mike Thomas (right) and Ben Molesky, co-chairs of Sooke Christmas Bureau say they’ve already received 140 applications for holiday hampers and expect to hand out up to 90 more this year compared to 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mike Thomas (right) and Ben Molesky, co-chairs of Sooke Christmas Bureau say they’ve already received 140 applications for holiday hampers and expect to hand out up to 90 more this year compared to 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sandy Pednault, who’s retiring after 23 years of volunteer service at Sooke’s Ayre Manor, said perseverance and calmness are key virtues for the person that replaces her position. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke woman steps down after two decades of volunteer service at Ayre Manor

Sandy Pednault recalls highs and lows as chair of the Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society

Sandy Pednault, who’s retiring after 23 years of volunteer service at Sooke’s Ayre Manor, said perseverance and calmness are key virtues for the person that replaces her position. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Sooke lighting up holiday spirit

Sooke Road roundabout lights up Dec. 1

Sooke parks staff are all smiles as they welcome the opportunity to bring the holiday spirit to the community with the hanging of festive décor on light standards. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
The Sooke Food Bank told Sooke city council Monday that they’re projecting to spend $32,000 more compared to 2019 figures. President Kim Metzger said that they’re looking for a bigger space, as they’ve had logistic problems for food storage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Food Bank voices dire need for bigger space

‘We found that we’re not quite prepared,’ says president of volunteer group

The Sooke Food Bank told Sooke city council Monday that they’re projecting to spend $32,000 more compared to 2019 figures. President Kim Metzger said that they’re looking for a bigger space, as they’ve had logistic problems for food storage. (Black Press Media file photo)
I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)

COLUMN: Thoughts of coronavirus flood my mind

Seven months have gone by since I contracted COVID-19. I still have symptoms.

I shake my head at those who won’t listen to medical advice and are openly willing to take the risk of contracting COVID-19, writes Kevin Laird. File - Pixabay)
Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)

Traffic delays expected on Highway 14 on Saturday and Monday

The work will occur on Highway 14 from Otter Point Road to Atherley Close Road in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)
Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)

PHOTOS: Sooke’s spectacular sunset sights

Readers share their favourite sunset photos

Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight)
Peter Maguire, library manager of the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Sooke branch, says the doors are open to members of the public, but only five inside at a time. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke library enters next chapter with limited service re-opening

Limited sit-down service available two hours a day from Tuesday through Saturday

Peter Maguire, library manager of the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Sooke branch, says the doors are open to members of the public, but only five inside at a time. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to move forward with Santa Run, decked out with lights and music

Event to take place on Dec. 12 around dusk, online donations accepted

The Sooke Santa Run will head out into the community with Christmas lights and holiday music on Dec. 12, but organizers are asking for donations online for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The proposed T’Sou-ke Nation Health and Community Centre will be built adjacent to the Petro Canada gas station on Sooke Road. Construction is epected to begin in 18 months. (Sooke News Mirror photo)
The proposed T’Sou-ke Nation Health and Community Centre will be built adjacent to the Petro Canada gas station on Sooke Road. Construction is epected to begin in 18 months. (Sooke News Mirror photo)
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Zoning amendments to allow large housing development in Sooke sent to public hearing

Bylaw amendments that will permit the construction of 133 residential homes in…

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The Sooke Santa Parade planned for Dec. 6 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Metro-Creative)

Sooke Santa Parade cancelled due to COVID-19

Organizers say they spent months considering ways of throwing the annual event

The Sooke Santa Parade planned for Dec. 6 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Metro-Creative)