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Councillors’ absenteeism cause for concern

Re: Sooke councillors missing up to 30% of council meetings (News, Oct.…

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Victoria man arrested after alleged indecent act near Sooke high school

Man in custody until his next court appearance on Thursday

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RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant building in Sooke on Oct. 13. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)

Sooke RCMP seek public’s help in fire investigation

Dash-cam video footage sought

RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant building in Sooke on Oct. 13. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arsonist on the loose: Four suspicious fires unsolved in Sooke

Sooke RCMP seeks information from public

Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)
District council re-introduced a bylaw last week banning plastic bags. The ban will take effect within six months. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke’s plastic bag ban might expand to other plastics

Ban on plastic bags to take effect within six months

District council re-introduced a bylaw last week banning plastic bags. The ban will take effect within six months. (Pixabay.com)
Sooke’s annual Santa Parade returns on Dec. 5, but with pandemic protocols in place. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke’s annual Santa Parade returns on Dec. 5, but with pandemic protocols in place. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke is mulling plans for the development of John Phillips Memorial Park. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council gets wires crossed on park plans

Two proposals considered by council

The District of Sooke is mulling plans for the development of John Phillips Memorial Park. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

District of Sooke names new fire chief

Ted Ruiter served as fire chief in Fernie for eight years, is a 34-year firefighter

Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke councillors missing up to 30% of council meetings

Couns. Jeff Bateman and Dana Lajeunesse have perfect attendance records

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Runners start the half marathon event in the 2021 Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk - Black Press Media))

Sooke athletes among more than 4,400 competing in Victoria Marathon races

Thirty-two runners from Sooke took part in the Sunday event

Runners start the half marathon event in the 2021 Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk - Black Press Media))
Sooke Harbourside Lions Club will support the food bank with a fundraising event on Oct. 16 - Sharing Saturday. (Contributed - Sooke Harbourside Lions)

Sharing Saturday helps food bank

Toonie Tuesday switched to Sharing Saturday

Sooke Harbourside Lions Club will support the food bank with a fundraising event on Oct. 16 - Sharing Saturday. (Contributed - Sooke Harbourside Lions)
Grade 1 students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sooke parents want tougher mask mandates for schools

The province says only students in grades 4 to 12 and school staff need to wear masks

Grade 1 students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Monique Pat, a member of the T’Sou-ke Nation, emcees the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Sooke on Sept. 30. Pat’s mother is a residential school survivor. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Large crowd gathers in Sooke on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The day honours the children who died while being forced to attend residential schools and survivors

Monique Pat, a member of the T’Sou-ke Nation, emcees the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Sooke on Sept. 30. Pat’s mother is a residential school survivor. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Small mammals, such as red squirrels, were the topic of discussion during Wild Wise Sooke’s successful summer program this year. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Wild Wise Sooke program all about critters

Summer classes a big success

Small mammals, such as red squirrels, were the topic of discussion during Wild Wise Sooke’s successful summer program this year. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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Sooke Celtic extend unbeaten streak against Saanich Fusion

Sooke squad atop VISL Division 3 standings

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Members of the black-tailed deer family appear to be most severely affected by adenovirus hemorrhagic disease. (Photo - Veronika Andrews)

Fast-spreading disease baffles wildlife experts

‘Hundreds’ of deer dropping dead on Vancouver Island

Members of the black-tailed deer family appear to be most severely affected by adenovirus hemorrhagic disease. (Photo - Veronika Andrews)
Sooke bed-and-breakfast owner Gerry Esselink was surprised to learn he was awarded top prize for the most hospitable hosts in B.C. by Airbnb. (Contributed - Gerry Esselink)

Sooke Airbnb host top in B.C.

Sooke Cedar House received the most positive reviews of any Airbnb in Canada

Sooke bed-and-breakfast owner Gerry Esselink was surprised to learn he was awarded top prize for the most hospitable hosts in B.C. by Airbnb. (Contributed - Gerry Esselink)
The District of Sooke wants a ban on cosmetic pesticides and herbicides. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke lobbying for ban on non-essential pesticides

Earlier this year, council joined call for a provincewide ban on rat poison

The District of Sooke wants a ban on cosmetic pesticides and herbicides. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
John Phillips Memorial Park, located at 2201 Otter Point Rd., serves a wide range of community needs. The Sooke Lions Club is proposing a community centre for the seven-hectare park. (File – District of Sooke)

Sooke will seek public input on John Phillips Memorial Park

Sooke Lions Club proposes building community centre in park

John Phillips Memorial Park, located at 2201 Otter Point Rd., serves a wide range of community needs. The Sooke Lions Club is proposing a community centre for the seven-hectare park. (File – District of Sooke)