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Mohamed Zeid (second from left) with staff members at Pharmasave Sooke, next to one of the three Christmas wish trees. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke pharmacy making Christmas wishes come true

Gifts go to Ayre Manor residents, Sooke Christmas Bureau and the women’s transition house

Mohamed Zeid (second from left) with staff members at Pharmasave Sooke, next to one of the three Christmas wish trees. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Goldstream Masonic Lodge has been working on developing its property for more than a decade, a spokesperson says. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Masonic association working with Langford to update lodge development plans

Lodge spokesperson says council rejection in March put proponents back to square one

Goldstream Masonic Lodge has been working on developing its property for more than a decade, a spokesperson says. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal adding roundabout to combat traffic concerns for Erskine Lane

Residents worry about effect of multiple residential developments on dead-end street

Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Newly trained perfusionist Kris Hromadnik working during a coronary arterial bypass case. (Supplied by Roger Stanzel)

Demand for perfusionists skyrockets during pandemic, with shortages in hospitals across the country

The professionals who manage life support are in high demand during the pandemic

Newly trained perfusionist Kris Hromadnik working during a coronary arterial bypass case. (Supplied by Roger Stanzel)
Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)

Pacific FC win Canadian Premier League title in shock upset

PFC won with a header from young midfielder Alessandro Hojabrpour

Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)
The West Shore RCMP is looking to double its restorative justice referrals. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP looking to double number of restorative justice cases it handles

There were seven restorative justice referral cases involving 16 offenders in the first half of 2020

The West Shore RCMP is looking to double its restorative justice referrals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alessandro Hojabrpour (centre) and Terran Campbell (right) have been nominated for Under-21 player of the year and player of the year respectively. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
Alessandro Hojabrpour (centre) and Terran Campbell (right) have been nominated for Under-21 player of the year and player of the year respectively. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
Droughts could be worse than that seen this summer in Greater Victoria, according to an Island-based watershed and climate researcher. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future Greater Victoria droughts could be worse than any on record: watershed researcher

Tree ring records show droughts worse than 2021 summer, without influence of climate change

Droughts could be worse than that seen this summer in Greater Victoria, according to an Island-based watershed and climate researcher. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP report the number of crimes in Sooke in the first nine months of 2021 is constant compared to a year earlier. (Boaz Joseph - Black Press Media)

Sooke crime rate steady in 2021 compared to 2020, according to new stats from RCMP

While fraud crimes are up this year, violent crimes have decreased

RCMP report the number of crimes in Sooke in the first nine months of 2021 is constant compared to a year earlier. (Boaz Joseph - Black Press Media)
Sooke Winter Market will be held at the Sooke Region Museum grounds, located at 2070 Phillips Rd, on Saturday, Dec. 4 and 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke Winter Market hosts blended event this year

The market is happening on Dec. 4 and 11 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Sooke Winter Market will be held at the Sooke Region Museum grounds, located at 2070 Phillips Rd, on Saturday, Dec. 4 and 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. (File - Black Press Media)
Port Renfrew broke rainfall records in November. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Port Renfrew breaks rainfall records, doubles the usual total for November

Since records started, Victoria has never seen as much in a whole year as Port Renfrew did in one month

Port Renfrew broke rainfall records in November. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
The Otter Point Fire Department’s decorated truck for their annual Candy Cane Run in 2020, when Sooke firefighters also held their annual Santa Run. (Contributed - Otter Point Fire Department)

Sooke firefighters focuse on cash donations for Santa Run

Fill-a-Truck still happening, but Santa Run is monetary donations only

The Otter Point Fire Department’s decorated truck for their annual Candy Cane Run in 2020, when Sooke firefighters also held their annual Santa Run. (Contributed - Otter Point Fire Department)
Langford resident Gail Lesowski says traffic calming elements such as this one on Atkins Avenue near Selwyn Road haven’t solved the issue of speeding along Atkins. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Speeders near Savory school creating potentially dangerous situation: Langford resident

Gail Leswoski says vehicles frequently zoom through Atkins Avenue crosswalk

Langford resident Gail Lesowski says traffic calming elements such as this one on Atkins Avenue near Selwyn Road haven’t solved the issue of speeding along Atkins. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium in September. Live performances have been somewhat rare for Roper lately, but he had excerpts from two of his songs play on Netflix and CBS recently. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin tunesmith Jesse Roper cracks the TV barrier

Popuar bluesman’s songs heard on Netflix’s Riverdale and The Equalizer on CBS

Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium in September. Live performances have been somewhat rare for Roper lately, but he had excerpts from two of his songs play on Netflix and CBS recently. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cathy Gouk, the owner of Cathy’s Corner Cafe in Sooke, prepares for 2020’s turkey dinner. This year’s free dinner is planned for Dec. 15 and 16. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke cafe serving up Christmas dinner for more than 400 this year

Cathy Gouk says it’s been challenging with empty shelves and purchasing limits to get enough supplies

Cathy Gouk, the owner of Cathy’s Corner Cafe in Sooke, prepares for 2020’s turkey dinner. This year’s free dinner is planned for Dec. 15 and 16. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The trees on the Brook's property were relatively unaffected by the drought. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sooke Christmas tree sellers have good supply despite pandemic, drought

Cooler ocean conditions kept the drought from damaging supply too much, says one seller

The trees on the Brook's property were relatively unaffected by the drought. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Outrigger canoe paddlers glide toward one of two humpback whales observed in the waters off Ogden Point in Victoria on Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo by Amanda Jean Carl)

‘Experience of a lifetime:’ Career oceanographer’s humpback sighting off Victoria

Water surprisingly calm when whales surfaced near Ogden Point, paddler says

Outrigger canoe paddlers glide toward one of two humpback whales observed in the waters off Ogden Point in Victoria on Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo by Amanda Jean Carl)
The front page of the Highway News-Review from Nov. 22, 1967. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Back in the Day: A time before Sooke

Residents had a meeting to decide whether area west of Grant Road should be made into a village

The front page of the Highway News-Review from Nov. 22, 1967. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Members of the University of Victoria Vikes celebrate a try in the Canadian men’s rugby national championship gold medal game Nov. 28 against UBC. The Thunderbirds won 39-7, but the Vikes’ streak of playing in every national final since 2017 remains intact. (Photo by Robin Kasem/Courtesy UVic)

UVic Vikes’ win streak ends at men’s rugby national championship

Vikes drop a 39-7 decision to UBC in gold medal game after two impressive victories

Members of the University of Victoria Vikes celebrate a try in the Canadian men’s rugby national championship gold medal game Nov. 28 against UBC. The Thunderbirds won 39-7, but the Vikes’ streak of playing in every national final since 2017 remains intact. (Photo by Robin Kasem/Courtesy UVic)
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Sooke RCMP overcoming staff shortages, close to 24/7 service

The detachment had been struggling with finding employees

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