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Valdy is coming to Sooke for one night only, Oct. 19. (file photo)

Valdy to bring folk music magic to Sooke

Guitarist Adam Dobres will join Valdy for Sooke performance

Valdy is coming to Sooke for one night only, Oct. 19. (file photo)
Sooke civic voting complaints prompt audit

Sooke civic voting complaints prompt audit

All 1,447 votes cast accounted for after audit, says chief electoral officer

Sooke civic voting complaints prompt audit
RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue all responded to a serious motorcycle accident on Hwy 14 Sunday night. (file photo)

Motocyclist killed after plunging down embankment near Port Renfrew

Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue called out to help in recovery efforts

RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue all responded to a serious motorcycle accident on Hwy 14 Sunday night. (file photo)
Khalil, Noor, Nelson, Nazik, Thamar arrive in Victoria. The road to Sooke has been a long and difficult one. (contributed)

Sudanese newcomers settle into Sooke

It’s been a long road from Sudan to Sooke

Khalil, Noor, Nelson, Nazik, Thamar arrive in Victoria. The road to Sooke has been a long and difficult one. (contributed)
RCMP are asking for help in identifying a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in Sooke on Sept. 29. (File)

RCMP seek suspect after woman sexually assaulted in Sooke

Sept. 29 attack took place in the SunRiver area

RCMP are asking for help in identifying a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in Sooke on Sept. 29. (File)
Culling urban deer is both inhumane and ineffective, critics say. (File)

Sooke does a good job living with wildlife: advocates

Wildlife advocates take the message to municipalities that culling doesn’t work

Culling urban deer is both inhumane and ineffective, critics say. (File)
Questions about voting procedures have been raised following the outcome of Sooke’s byelection. (file photo)

Questions circulate on Sooke voting irregularities

The process relies largely on the voters telling the truth, says official

Questions about voting procedures have been raised following the outcome of Sooke’s byelection. (file photo)
Bear patrol will be visiting Sooke

Bear patrol will be visiting Sooke

Leaving out unsecured garbage will get you a $230 fine

Bear patrol will be visiting Sooke
Tia Helfrich is a high school student at EMCS who is working to lower the voting age to 16. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s youth are engaged and want a vote on their future

EMCS students advocate for the lowering of the voting age

Tia Helfrich is a high school student at EMCS who is working to lower the voting age to 16. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Dana Lajeunesse has officially been named as the winner of Sooke’s byelection. (file photo)

Sooke byelection results official; no recount planned

Dana Lajeunesse wins by a margin of three votes

Dana Lajeunesse has officially been named as the winner of Sooke’s byelection. (file photo)
Dana Lajeunesse has won Sooke’s byelection in an extremely close election. (file photo)

Dana Lajeunesse wins Sooke byelection

Close election results will be finalized Monday

Dana Lajeunesse has won Sooke’s byelection in an extremely close election. (file photo)
Sooke Mayor, Maja Tait has been acclaimed as the president of the UBCM. (File)

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait chosen to head UBCM

Tait touts organization as a forum to tackle common challenges

Sooke Mayor, Maja Tait has been acclaimed as the president of the UBCM. (File)

School enrolment on the rise in Sooke

But not at the same pace as those in Langford and the West Shore

Justin Trudeau’s apology for the brown-face incidents in his past have met with mixed reactions. (CP)

Federal candidates react to Trudeau blackface controversy

‘It does look like a foolish mistake,’ says Green candidate David Merner

Justin Trudeau’s apology for the brown-face incidents in his past have met with mixed reactions. (CP)
Marcus Plante and Isla McNicholls love playtime at Sooke’s Playland Daycare. Childcare space availablity has been a growing concern in Sooke as the community expands. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)

Arguments ramp up against proposed Sooke daycare

Proposed Church Road facility clears the latest hurdle

Marcus Plante and Isla McNicholls love playtime at Sooke’s Playland Daycare. Childcare space availablity has been a growing concern in Sooke as the community expands. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)
Drivers Welding at 5536 Sooke Rd. has had its application for a zoning variance denied. The move threatens the long-standing Sooke business. (Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke council threatens to close long-time business

Driver’s Welding application for a temporary zoning variance denied

Drivers Welding at 5536 Sooke Rd. has had its application for a zoning variance denied. The move threatens the long-standing Sooke business. (Sooke News Mirror)
Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid

Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid

Former Mountie second candidate to withdraw from race

Jeff McArthur suspends Sooke council bid
Shawn Driver, right, and Matt Blasco work on the final engine tweaks prior to their trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Wet conditions put the brakes on Sean Driver’s speed record

Sooke car enthusiast heading back to Bonneville in October

Shawn Driver, right, and Matt Blasco work on the final engine tweaks prior to their trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
The lone driver of a minivan was injured when she is reported to have crossed the center line and come into cllission with a large truck. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Road crash shuts down Monday afternoon traffic

Minivan apparently crossed the center line and crashed into a very large truck

The lone driver of a minivan was injured when she is reported to have crossed the center line and come into cllission with a large truck. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)
Wendy Morton, seen here at work in her Otter Point garden, sees poetry all around her. She was recently named the Juan de Fuca’s Electoral Area poet laureate. (Contributed)

Wendy Morton named Juan de Fuca’s poet laureate

The award-winning poet has long been the voice of the community

Wendy Morton, seen here at work in her Otter Point garden, sees poetry all around her. She was recently named the Juan de Fuca’s Electoral Area poet laureate. (Contributed)