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Sooke resident, Mark Offay, was unimpressed with the timelines described in B.C. Transit’s proposed plans for Sooke. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Transit looking for more feedback on Sooke plan. Again.

Once approved, the plan could take seven years to implement

Sooke resident, Mark Offay, was unimpressed with the timelines described in B.C. Transit’s proposed plans for Sooke. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Imagination and Christmas spirit combine at Sooke Festival of Trees

Imagination and Christmas spirit combine at Sooke Festival of Trees

Sooke’s festival part of a larger fund raising effort for Children’s Hospital

Imagination and Christmas spirit combine at Sooke Festival of Trees
Port Renfrew’s salmon hatchery has enjoyed decades of community support. This 2018 photo shows just some of the many hatchery volunteers as they pose by the salmon pens. (Contributed photo)

Port Renfrew’s salmon hatchery enters a new era

Community support is critical to a quiet but efficient operation

Port Renfrew’s salmon hatchery has enjoyed decades of community support. This 2018 photo shows just some of the many hatchery volunteers as they pose by the salmon pens. (Contributed photo)
Going headfirst down a ladder isn’t the recommended method, but at times fire fighters may be forced to use the technique. (contributed)

Sooke firefighters learn to save themselves in ground survival training

Specialized equipment brought in for weekend training

Going headfirst down a ladder isn’t the recommended method, but at times fire fighters may be forced to use the technique. (contributed)
Crossbows use would be restricted under a proposed firearm and bow bylaw in Sooke. (file photo)

Proposed Sooke gun bylaw misses the mark: council

Sooke bylaw would restrict firearm and bow use to ALR land

Crossbows use would be restricted under a proposed firearm and bow bylaw in Sooke. (file photo)
RCMP are searching for three teens who allegedly assaulted a Sooke man on Tuesday evening. (file photo)

Sooke Mounties attempt to identify suspects in robbery, assault

Three teens attack man on Maple Avenue

RCMP are searching for three teens who allegedly assaulted a Sooke man on Tuesday evening. (file photo)
Jessica Boquist, left, Norm McInnis and Laura Hooper survey the trails at Broomhill Park. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s Broomhill Park gets another cleanup

Some of the debris has been there a very long time

Jessica Boquist, left, Norm McInnis and Laura Hooper survey the trails at Broomhill Park. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
BC Hydro customers throughout the region have been affected by outages caused by high winds (BC Hydro image)
BC Hydro customers throughout the region have been affected by outages caused by high winds (BC Hydro image)
An afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and a car sent a 65-year-old motorcyclist to hospital where she remains in non-life-threatening condition. (Black Press Media file photo)

Motorcycle rider airlifted to hospital after Sooke crash

Impairment not a factor, Mounties say

An afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and a car sent a 65-year-old motorcyclist to hospital where she remains in non-life-threatening condition. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Sooke resident’s human rights was complaint partially upheld after she claimed discrimination on the grounds of mental disability. (File)

Sooke woman claims she faced discrimination from employer after mental health diagnosis

Actions by Thrifty Foods management called into question by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

A Sooke resident’s human rights was complaint partially upheld after she claimed discrimination on the grounds of mental disability. (File)
This entry in the children’s category won a Santa basket in a past Sooke Gingerbread House contest. (contributed)

Time to start baking in time for Sooke’s gingerbread contest

Proceeds go to support the work of Sooke’s the food bank

This entry in the children’s category won a Santa basket in a past Sooke Gingerbread House contest. (contributed)
Jillian Lanthier is appealing to the community through a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to leave B.C. for medical care for her son. This photo, from the GoFundMe page shows the single mother and her family. (GoFundMe Photo)

Sooke mom launches GoFundMe campaign to get medical treatment for son

Single mother has two children facing medical challenges

Jillian Lanthier is appealing to the community through a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to leave B.C. for medical care for her son. This photo, from the GoFundMe page shows the single mother and her family. (GoFundMe Photo)
A new library for Sooke continues to march towards construction. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Sooke’s quest for a new library mired in delays and controversy

District now confident new page turned in planned construction of building

A new library for Sooke continues to march towards construction. (Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Residents of Sooke who are living with disabilities are invited to a public forum where they can make their voices heard. (file photo)

Sooke hosts forum to get input from people with disabilities

The province has multiple avenues for input

Residents of Sooke who are living with disabilities are invited to a public forum where they can make their voices heard. (file photo)
The International Nativity Display in Sooke includes whimsical representations of the classic scene. (file photo)

Sooke nativity display back for second year

More than 400 versions of the nativity are at heart of show

The International Nativity Display in Sooke includes whimsical representations of the classic scene. (file photo)
The “heroin” being sold by drug dealers in Sooke is everything but heroin. The deadly mixture is largely fentanyl and may have already led to one death in the community. (file photo)

Test reveals fentanyl creep into Sooke heroin supply

The fentanyl made up 20 per cent of the sample

The “heroin” being sold by drug dealers in Sooke is everything but heroin. The deadly mixture is largely fentanyl and may have already led to one death in the community. (file photo)
The RCMP works closely with the Sooke School District to assess and react to any threat against schools. (File)

Sooke Mounties continue probe into high school hold and secure

No charges yet from last week’s incident

The RCMP works closely with the Sooke School District to assess and react to any threat against schools. (File)
Sooke RCMP have released this sketch of the suspect alleged to be involved in the sexual assault. (Contributed)

Sooke Mounties still searching for suspect weeks after sexual assault

RCMP have been unable to identify any suspects

Sooke RCMP have released this sketch of the suspect alleged to be involved in the sexual assault. (Contributed)
Ron Bilinsky, a volunteer with the Sooke Emergency Support Service, checks out his own go bag. His home emergency kit is several times larger. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke not ready for major disaster: official

Popular wisdom is you should be ready to support yourself for 72 hours

Ron Bilinsky, a volunteer with the Sooke Emergency Support Service, checks out his own go bag. His home emergency kit is several times larger. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)
An RCMP badge was stolen from an off-duty RCMP officer, out for a hike at Sombrio Beach. (file photo)

Police badge stolen from off-duty officer’s car near Port Renfrew

Officer was not from the Sooke detachment

An RCMP badge was stolen from an off-duty RCMP officer, out for a hike at Sombrio Beach. (file photo)