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Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, says that January can be a difficult time for food bank clients. (Tim Collins - Sooke New Mirror)

Sooke Food Bank sends out call for help

Need continues as holiday season food drives are over

Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, says that January can be a difficult time for food bank clients. (Tim Collins - Sooke New Mirror)
Falling trees and broken branches landing on power lines kept B.C. Hydro crews running as storm conditions hit Highway 14, west of Sooke. (Black Press Media)

Highway 14 near Jordan River reopened as B.C. Hydro finishes difficult repairs

Trees continued to fall as Hydro crews attempted to restore power to area

Falling trees and broken branches landing on power lines kept B.C. Hydro crews running as storm conditions hit Highway 14, west of Sooke. (Black Press Media)
The B.C. government is providing up to $100,000 for urban deer management and population control for communities across the province. (Black Press Media)

Hunting and fishing group seeks bylaw exemption

Sooke guns and bows bylaw ill-considered, says association

The B.C. government is providing up to $100,000 for urban deer management and population control for communities across the province. (Black Press Media)
Sooke poised to add staff and more office space

Sooke poised to add staff and more office space

Municipal staff need ‘appropriate workspace,’ say councillors

Sooke poised to add staff and more office space
Falling trees and broken branches landing on power lines are always an issue following a major snow event. (Black Press Media)

Hwy. 14 closed, near Jordan River, due to down hydro lines

No information on when the highway will reopen

Falling trees and broken branches landing on power lines are always an issue following a major snow event. (Black Press Media)
Inclement weather forces closure of Sooke boardwalk

Inclement weather forces closure of Sooke boardwalk

High winds bring down trees, damage boardwalk

Inclement weather forces closure of Sooke boardwalk
Crashes on the Malahat and Highwy 14 can cause lengthy highway shutdowns. (Black Press Media)
Crashes on the Malahat and Highwy 14 can cause lengthy highway shutdowns. (Black Press Media)
COLUMN: Home ownership is more than a mortgage

COLUMN: Home ownership is more than a mortgage

Buying a home has always been something that I associate with becoming…

COLUMN: Home ownership is more than a mortgage
This mysterious late night visitor was captured on the security camera of a Sooke resident. The creature emerged from the mist and gave the family pause as they first reviewed the footage. (Contributed photo)

Sooke resident shocked when glowing eyes appear out of the fog

Helgeson Road property owner gets visit from truant cows

This mysterious late night visitor was captured on the security camera of a Sooke resident. The creature emerged from the mist and gave the family pause as they first reviewed the footage. (Contributed photo)
Of the two trees that fell across B.B. Hydro lines last night, one remains hung up on the wires. Single lane traffic is in effect. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Of the two trees that fell across B.B. Hydro lines last night, one remains hung up on the wires. Single lane traffic is in effect. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Dana Lajeunesse won Sooke’s by-election after a campaign that saw him outspend his nine rivals. (Contributed photo)

Sooke byelection spending no guarantee of success

Winning candidate did spend the most

Dana Lajeunesse won Sooke’s by-election after a campaign that saw him outspend his nine rivals. (Contributed photo)
Rick Downer loves to experiment with the 3D printers in his shop. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke ‘s interest in 3D printing is growing

Technological advances ean that creation is limited only by imagination

Rick Downer loves to experiment with the 3D printers in his shop. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Santa shares his Christmas secrets

Santa shares his Christmas secrets

Interview with Santa on Christmas, belief and magic

Santa shares his Christmas secrets
Buz Merriam, the manager of Western Foods in Sooke, left, and Wayne Kneeshaw, the manager of Village Food Markets, check out the paper bags that customers will be using in January. The two stores have launched a joint effort to help the environment. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke grocers move to ban plastic bags in 2020

The joint effort is happening because ‘it’s the right thing to do’

Buz Merriam, the manager of Western Foods in Sooke, left, and Wayne Kneeshaw, the manager of Village Food Markets, check out the paper bags that customers will be using in January. The two stores have launched a joint effort to help the environment. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Volunteers at the Sooke Food Bank have Christmas carols playing as they sort food for the upcoming distribution of Christmas hampers. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Overflowing hampers bring cheer to Sooke families

Food bank has been blessed by recent food drives

Volunteers at the Sooke Food Bank have Christmas carols playing as they sort food for the upcoming distribution of Christmas hampers. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
This Ecole Poirier student became part of the Science World presentation at a special assembly held at the school as part of the prize won by the school’s Grade four class in B.C. Hydro’s Boost your Power Smarts program. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s École Poirier students win B.C. Hydro Power Smart contest

More than 100 schools compete in province-wide competition

This Ecole Poirier student became part of the Science World presentation at a special assembly held at the school as part of the prize won by the school’s Grade four class in B.C. Hydro’s Boost your Power Smarts program. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
The hospice rooms at Ayre Manor are set up to allow for a family friendly experience for those facing the end of life. Kerry Williams is proud of the service that Ayre Manor provides within the community. Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke hospice services a ‘hidden gem’

Hospice care at Ayre Manor not well known enough, say officials

The hospice rooms at Ayre Manor are set up to allow for a family friendly experience for those facing the end of life. Kerry Williams is proud of the service that Ayre Manor provides within the community. Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Hundreds of students cross Sooke Road every school day on their way to classes at EMCS. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke student hit by vehicle in high school crosswalk

Injuries appear to be non-life threatening, but student was taken to hospital by ambulance

Hundreds of students cross Sooke Road every school day on their way to classes at EMCS. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Council has sent the firearm and bow use bylaw back to administration for the fourth time. It will be up for discussion again in 2020. (Black Press Media)

Proposed Sooke gun law sent back to administration. Again.

Fifth time lucky for firearms and bow bylaw?

Sooke Council has sent the firearm and bow use bylaw back to administration for the fourth time. It will be up for discussion again in 2020. (Black Press Media)
Terri Alcock of the Sheringham Water Works, says that her organization is very concerned that the sale of land by Western Forest Products may contaminate the Goudie Creek watershed. (Contributed photo)

Land sale could threaten Shirley’s water supply: officials

Sale will allow for the subdivision and development of forestry lands

Terri Alcock of the Sheringham Water Works, says that her organization is very concerned that the sale of land by Western Forest Products may contaminate the Goudie Creek watershed. (Contributed photo)