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Gladiator Drywall owners and partners Blue Vasseur and Andy Turnbull are the recipients of a BBB Torch Award for finishing services. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke business puts finishing touch on award

A Sooke company has nailed a prestigious award for customer service excellence…

Gladiator Drywall owners and partners Blue Vasseur and Andy Turnbull are the recipients of a BBB Torch Award for finishing services. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC Leisure Complex on Nov. 22. (Contributed photo)

Sooke festive event fun way to help sick kids

Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC on Nov. 22

The Sooke Festival of Trees returns to SEAPARC Leisure Complex on Nov. 22. (Contributed photo)
Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Celtic storms into first place in VISL play

Celtic host Cowichan Oak on Friday

Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Celtic hosts games on Nov. 4 and 11 at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Celtic poised for first-place push

VISL club plays to 1-1 draw against Juan de Fuca

Sooke Celtic hosts games on Nov. 4 and 11 at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Can All Sooke Day be resurrected?

Third story in a three-part series

All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Loggers sports was a big draw at All Sooke Day that drew thousands of people from across the Island. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Loggers sports was a big draw at All Sooke Day that drew thousands of people from across the Island. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
The Chokerman’s race was a fun event at All Sooke Day. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

All Sooke Day: A day the community came together

First of a three-part series: Origins of All Sooke Day can be traced back to early 20th century

The Chokerman’s race was a fun event at All Sooke Day. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Mohamed Zeid, store operator/manager at the Sooke Pharmasave, said a number of factors have created issues with staffing. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)

Lack of staff hamstrings business in Sooke

Chamber of commerce says numerous businesses affected

Mohamed Zeid, store operator/manager at the Sooke Pharmasave, said a number of factors have created issues with staffing. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)
Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)

Sooke humanitarian worker recounts months under fire in Croat-Bosniak War

Book details working during the war in former Yugoslavia

Roger Fowler's book, An Accidental Humanitarian, chronicles his time working as a truck driver for the International Federation of Red Cross in war-torn Yugoslavia. (Photo-contributed)
Ravi Parmar, last term’s SD62 board chair, was re-elected to the school board. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke School District sees several new faces, Parmar re-elected

Voter turnout up in SD62 compared with 2018

Ravi Parmar, last term’s SD62 board chair, was re-elected to the school board. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society is looking for volunteers to assist with seining chinook on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Contributed – SSES)

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society in search of female salmon

Group will take another crack at seining the Sooke River on Saturday

The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society is looking for volunteers to assist with seining chinook on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Contributed – SSES)
The Sooke and Goldstream food banks feel the pinch of increased demand and fewer donations. (File-MetroCreative)

As the economy sways, Greater Victoria’s food banks are feeling the pinch

Demand is up and donations are down, say officials

The Sooke and Goldstream food banks feel the pinch of increased demand and fewer donations. (File-MetroCreative)
Crystal Gelsinger, executive director of the Sooke Transition House Society, says proceeds from the new Thrift Boutique will assist women and children in desperate need in the community. Gelsinger’s stylishly chic outfit was created from items donated to the Thrift Boutique. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

New thrift store supports Transition House

When you barter for a bargain at this thrift boutique, your purchase…

Crystal Gelsinger, executive director of the Sooke Transition House Society, says proceeds from the new Thrift Boutique will assist women and children in desperate need in the community. Gelsinger’s stylishly chic outfit was created from items donated to the Thrift Boutique. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)

Beatles from beginning to end

The Sutcliffes play at Sooke Community Theatre on Oct. 21

The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)
Tour de Rock rider Karen Robinson, a Saanich police constable and Sooke resident, greets students at École Poirier Elementary School on Wednesday. (Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror)

Tour de Rock receives warm welcome in Sooke

Ecole Poirier greets riders with $1,500 donation

Tour de Rock rider Karen Robinson, a Saanich police constable and Sooke resident, greets students at École Poirier Elementary School on Wednesday. (Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror)
People facing homelessness face many stigmas, says the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The group hosts a workshop in Sooke on Oct. 15. (File - Black Press Media)
People facing homelessness face many stigmas, says the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The group hosts a workshop in Sooke on Oct. 15. (File - Black Press Media)
Sooke Rotary Club president John Topolniski with a handful of sock monkies created by William Head Institution inmates. (Contributed photo)

Collaboration provides comfort for families at Ukrainian Safe Haven

Sooke Rotary, William Head inmates and businesses donate tables and sock monkeys

Sooke Rotary Club president John Topolniski with a handful of sock monkies created by William Head Institution inmates. (Contributed photo)
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In Sooke, mayoralty candidate cites division for decision to withdraw from race

Climate action, draft OCP and growth key issues for William Wallace

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Bill Kent and Shannon Rae will serve up a selection of jazz classics on at Shirley Community Hall in support of diabetes education and research. (Contributed - Shannon Rae)

In Shirley, all that jazz to support a good cause

Kent Rae perform at diabetes fundraiser on Oct. 1

Bill Kent and Shannon Rae will serve up a selection of jazz classics on at Shirley Community Hall in support of diabetes education and research. (Contributed - Shannon Rae)
Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring

Sooke athlete, 89, wins six medals at 55+ BC Games

Myrtle Acton sets Canadian record in shot put

Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring
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