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Sooke resident Melanie Cunningham and retired mental health and substance use counsellor Ben Goerner are advocates for Moms Stop the Harm, one of several organizations involved in an International Overdose Awareness Day event at Ed Macgregor Park on Aug. 31.

Moms search for ways to stop the harm

International Overdose Awareness Day event on Aug. 31

 

Crowds perused the displays along Beacon Avenue during the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show on Aug. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Residents stroll down memory lane at annual car show in Sidney

The Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show took over Beacon Avenue

 

Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hundreds gather for Island First Nation’s March For The Children

Occasion honours residential school survivors and those who never made it home

 

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.

The Pulse of Victoria: Magazine, blog explore agents for change in the Capital Region

If you’ve ever wondered what comes after the Victoria Foundation’s annual Vital…

  • Jul 25, 2022
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.
Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Bathtubbing is back as Nanaimo hosts another world championship race

Just six tubbers make it back to beach in rough conditions

Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jan Burns serves up lunch at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Tea Room where the service club hands out 500 free hot dogs this weekend to celebrate 75 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kiwanis celebrate 75 years with Oak Bay community party

Club members handing out hot dogs this weekend at Willows Beach

Jan Burns serves up lunch at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Tea Room where the service club hands out 500 free hot dogs this weekend to celebrate 75 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)

New ownership signals return for Yumbrosia in Oak Bay

Esquimalt local awaits business licence before reopening

Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.

What matters most to people who are dying?

Dr. Christine Jones, MD, CCFP-PC As a palliative care physician, I ask…

  • Jul 11, 2022
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Paul Rigby, a partner and architect with FaulknerBrowns Architects, points out some of the features during an open house at the Gathering Place in Sooke, a multi-generational centre proposed for land next to the Sooke Library on Wadams Way. The Sooke Region Communities Health Network hosted an open house for the project on Friday at Edward Milne Community School. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Island community

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke opens doors to $1.3-million multi-sport box

The facility was built on vacant land near SEAPARC Leisure Complex

Local dignitaries the ribbon for the opening of the new Sooke sports box facility on Phillips Road. (Charlotte Baye Pearson - Sooke News Mirror)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Lions Club member Lorne Christensen (left) and Al Beddows prepare for Canda events at Sooke River Flats on Friday. The event begins at noon running through to 6 p.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Canada Day celebrations return to Sooke, Port Renfrew

No fireworks for July 1 event in Sooke

Sooke Lions Club member Lorne Christensen (left) and Al Beddows prepare for Canda events at Sooke River Flats on Friday. The event begins at noon running through to 6 p.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Island resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)

Organizers planning the return of Shirley Day

Community event coming back after two-year hiatus

  • Jun 22, 2022
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Sooke Region Communities Health Network will unveil plans for the future elders’ complex on Wadams Way at an open house on June 30. (Contributed - SRCHN)
The Sooke Region Communities Health Network will unveil plans for the future elders’ complex on Wadams Way at an open house on June 30. (Contributed - SRCHN)