Sooke News Staff

Award-winning environmental doc screened for free

Award-winning environmental doc screened for free

Sooke’s Awareness Film Night moviegoers invited to a virtual screening of A Need to Grow

Award-winning environmental doc screened for free
Tony and Jen Brooks at the Knox Presbyterian Church Bike Blessing on May 9. (Harold McNabb - Contributed)

Sooke motorcyclists bless bikes

Special pandemic precautions taken at annual event

Tony and Jen Brooks at the Knox Presbyterian Church Bike Blessing on May 9. (Harold McNabb - Contributed)
Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point

Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point

New facility will have ‘positive impact’ in the area, says CRD director

Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point
First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures

Parks gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, say officials

First parks reopen in Sooke after coronavirus closures
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has launched a local initiative to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)

Sooke Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative to help small business and community

Business group launching BetterBuySooke.ca, a “buy now, redeem later” gift card

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has launched a local initiative to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
A pod of killer whales visited Sooke on Thursday. (Paul Pudwell - Sooke Whale Watching)

Killer whales make visit to Sooke

Pod sighted from East Sooke to Otter Point

A pod of killer whales visited Sooke on Thursday. (Paul Pudwell - Sooke Whale Watching)
The Sooke Region Museum closed its doors Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke museum, recreation centre closed due to COVID-19

No timeline when facilities will re-open

The Sooke Region Museum closed its doors Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A southern resident killer whales surfaces Friday in Sooke harbour. (Kerrie Reay photo)

Orcas visit Sooke over the weekend

Killer whales, or orcas, are top predators and cultural icons of the Salish Sea

A southern resident killer whales surfaces Friday in Sooke harbour. (Kerrie Reay photo)
Keanu Kanealii competes in the 45-kilograms weight class at the Cougar Invitational tournament in Cowichan. Kanealii is a member of the Sooke Wrestling Club. (Contributed photo)

Sooke Wrestling Club shows muscle in first season

Three earn spots in B.C. championships

Keanu Kanealii competes in the 45-kilograms weight class at the Cougar Invitational tournament in Cowichan. Kanealii is a member of the Sooke Wrestling Club. (Contributed photo)
Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)

PHOTOS: Winter Wildlife

A local photographer pictures bird populations over the winter

Barn owls are regular visitors at community parks throughout Sooke. (Ina Winterburn photo)
UPDATE: East Sooke brush fire ‘was just dense, white smoke,’ says resident

UPDATE: East Sooke brush fire ‘was just dense, white smoke,’ says resident

Crews were ‘on top of’ three-hectare fire shortly after 5 p.m.

UPDATE: East Sooke brush fire ‘was just dense, white smoke,’ says resident
Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes summer with two concerts this month. (Pixabay)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes summer with two concerts

Classical musical events planned for Sooke and Metchosin

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes summer with two concerts this month. (Pixabay)
(Facebook/Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue)

Search and rescue operation in Sooke Hills on Sunday

Crews stretchered one person out of backcountry near Sugarloaf Mountain

(Facebook/Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue)
Three people were taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash that closed Sooke Rd on Sept. 14, 2018. (photo Tim Collins)

Alcohol and drugs ruled out in serious crash that closed Sooke Rd last week

All three drivers taken to hospital have since been released

Three people were taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash that closed Sooke Rd on Sept. 14, 2018. (photo Tim Collins)
Overnight closure planned on Pacific Marine Circle route

Overnight closure planned on Pacific Marine Circle route

Timber box culvert being replaced at Henson Creek

Overnight closure planned on Pacific Marine Circle route
Weekend revellers keep Sooke police busy

Weekend revellers keep Sooke police busy

Mounties respond to 68 calls for service

Weekend revellers keep Sooke police busy
Sudden death in Sooke deemed non-criminal

Sudden death in Sooke deemed non-criminal

The case has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service

Sudden death in Sooke deemed non-criminal
Darkness and rainy weather can combine to create deadly consequences for pedestrians

Rain and darkness can be a deadly combination

ICBC stats show nine out of 10 drivers worry about hitting a pedestrian at night, particularly in wet weather.

Darkness and rainy weather can combine to create deadly consequences for pedestrians
Paul DeRocco and his wife Kelly are to be featured on Dragon’s Den on Nov. 2

They are just Fudge in a Round

Island couple to appear on Dragon’s Den, after gaining popularity with their product featured in Pre-Oscar and Pre-Emmy swag bags.

Paul DeRocco and his wife Kelly are to be featured on Dragon’s Den on Nov. 2