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Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks says he’s found the solution to all the goose droppings on Sooke’s athletic fields and golf course. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke politician finds solution to goose poop problem

New machine acts like a field Zamboni to clean up the fields

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks says he’s found the solution to all the goose droppings on Sooke’s athletic fields and golf course. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Rainwater capture systems pose their own health hazards. (Black Press Media)

No easy answers for water

Rainwater capture and other bandaid solutions are not the solution

Rainwater capture systems pose their own health hazards. (Black Press Media)
Public health agencies are weighing stronger COVID-19 protection for front-line workers. (Black Press Media)

Sooke School District cancels one student trip and reviews another over COVID-19 scare

COVID 19 pandemic puts student trips under the microscope

Public health agencies are weighing stronger COVID-19 protection for front-line workers. (Black Press Media)
This sign seems to sum up the current project on Otter Point Road. The project is already behind schedule and is now predicted to finish sometime in 2020. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Work begins on Otter Point Road project in Sooke

The project now has a fall completion date following a long delay

This sign seems to sum up the current project on Otter Point Road. The project is already behind schedule and is now predicted to finish sometime in 2020. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
A red tape barrier was placed by members of the T’Sou-ke First Nation as part of a dispute with the Sooke School District. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

UPDATE: First Nation dispute closes part of school parking lot in Sooke

T’Sou-ke’s George family now in negotiation with School District

A red tape barrier was placed by members of the T’Sou-ke First Nation as part of a dispute with the Sooke School District. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)

Life complicated when water not secure

Water issues have real-life impacts in Sooke Region

Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes were on scene earlier this month when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding of the Sooke River. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Two Scout leaders found near Sooke

The pair went missing Sunday afternoon

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes were on scene earlier this month when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding of the Sooke River. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Car accidents are nothing new, but it seems drivers are getting worse. (Black Press Media)

COLUMN: Drivers are just getting worse

The advent of self driving cars can’t come fast enough

Car accidents are nothing new, but it seems drivers are getting worse. (Black Press Media)
Critics of the federal government’s approach to saving killer whales say the policies will not succeed. (Black Press Media)

Salmon fishing closures won’t save the whales, say critics

Federal government accused of going after salmon fishery as ‘low hanging fruit’

Critics of the federal government’s approach to saving killer whales say the policies will not succeed. (Black Press Media)
This monopine cell tower (centre screen) was designed to blend into the surrounding forest. (Black Press Media)

Third time lucky for Freedom Mobile cell tower in Sooke

Council approves tower after cell provider applies multiple times

This monopine cell tower (centre screen) was designed to blend into the surrounding forest. (Black Press Media)
Chief Gordon Planes (third from left) joins representatives of Petro Canada and Tim Horton’s and Band Council member Allan Planes for the official ribbon cutting at Sooke’s first Tim Horton’s. The development is now the subject of suits and counter suits related to the non-payment of sub-contractors on the project. (Tim Collins -Sooke News Mirror)

T’Sou-ke First Nation mired in legal woes over gas station development

Claims and counterclaims leave sub-contractors unpaid

Chief Gordon Planes (third from left) joins representatives of Petro Canada and Tim Horton’s and Band Council member Allan Planes for the official ribbon cutting at Sooke’s first Tim Horton’s. The development is now the subject of suits and counter suits related to the non-payment of sub-contractors on the project. (Tim Collins -Sooke News Mirror)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson lost their lives after a tragic accident in Sooke. Now a scholarship has been established in their name. (Black Press Media)

Scholarship launched to honour three men who died in Sooke River

Sooke School District award will be given annually to a student graduating from EMCS

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson lost their lives after a tragic accident in Sooke. Now a scholarship has been established in their name. (Black Press Media)
Regional Director,Mike Hicks, at the new Kemp Lake water system. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Water is a complicated issue in the District of Sooke

A hodge podge of systems still exist and some people have to haul in water

Regional Director,Mike Hicks, at the new Kemp Lake water system. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
William McInnis and his wife Shannon Green McInnis spoke about their son Eric at the Celebration of Life in Sooke. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

More than 1,000 attend celebration of life for men who died in Sooke River

Celebration of Life gives Sooke a chance to grieve

William McInnis and his wife Shannon Green McInnis spoke about their son Eric at the Celebration of Life in Sooke. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Deputy SAR manager Kathryn Farr and senior SAR manager Vickie Webber at JdF SAR headquarters in East Sooke. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)

Juan de Fuca SAR comes to the rescue

Search and rescue unit there when help needed

Deputy SAR manager Kathryn Farr and senior SAR manager Vickie Webber at JdF SAR headquarters in East Sooke. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)
The installation of fibre optic cable to Port Renfrew would be a game changer for the community. (Black Press Media)

Telus eyes fibre optic connection to Port Renfrew

‘This could be a game-changer for the region,’ official says

The installation of fibre optic cable to Port Renfrew would be a game changer for the community. (Black Press Media)
The highway around 17 Mile House has some slick portions after a commercial truck’s fuel line ruptured, spilling diesel fuel onto the highway. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Fuel spill creates slick portions on Highway 14

No part of the highway is closed and Environment ministry is on scene

The highway around 17 Mile House has some slick portions after a commercial truck’s fuel line ruptured, spilling diesel fuel onto the highway. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
A celebration of life will be held for Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson. (Black Press Media)

Celebration of life planned for three men who died in Sooke River

The community of Sooke will come together in a celebration of life…

A celebration of life will be held for Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson. (Black Press Media)
COLUMN: Self-service is just a matter of greed

COLUMN: Self-service is just a matter of greed

It recently occurred to me that I’m doing a lot of work…

COLUMN: Self-service is just a matter of greed
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. (Black Press Media)

B.C. changes course on Sooke Potholes gate security; now restricted at night

Three men killed when accessing the park due to heavy rains, flooding

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. (Black Press Media)