About:  Sooke Voice News

Informative insights for today's inquisitive reader. Sooke Voice News offers insightful, meaningful news coverage about Sooke and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and beyond.  "Journalism by independent newspapers in today's media-saturated world is about figuring out what to ask, who to ask, and not being afraid to ask -- then publishing with care." ~ Mary P. Brooke, Publisher, Sooke Voice News

Where to Get

Sooke Voice News

Current newsstand edition in full COLOUR  for $1.50. Sold locally at:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart at the Evergreen Shopping Centre, 6660 Sooke Rd, Sooke

Newsstands outside of Sooke are invited to arrange delivery. See Newsstands


 SUBSCRIBE (details):

Enews bulletins with link to colour PDF edition online -- available free by email. Opt-in (send an email with 'please subscribe to Friday enews bulletin').

"In the Know" in-depth news bulletins by email. Subscribe (send an email with 'please subscribe to In the Know'). $28+GSTfor 18 weeks.

Grayscale print edition by 1st class postal mail or delivery (within Sooke town area). $33+GSTfor 18 weeks. Subscribe

Colour print edition by 1st class postal mail.  $66+GST for 18 weeks. Subscribe

Free distribution of Sooke Voice News within Sooke town center.

Pick up or stop by to read a free grayscale print edition at these locations each week:  SOOKE:  Cathy's Corner Cafe, Kelz Sweet & Savory Bake Shop, Little Vienna Bakery, Mom's Cafe, Prestige Oceanfront Resort lobby, RBC (Sooke), Reading Room Cafe, Serious Coffee, Sooke Library, TD Bank (Sooke), The Stick in the Mud Coffee House. PORT RENFREW: Library.  LANGFORD: Great Canadian Oil Change, Juan de Fuca Constituency Office

 Businesses who wish to receive SVN weekly are asked to subscribe (print or online edition).

 Businesses who wish to have multiple grayscale copies available in their lobby for customers, please contact the Editor (available to occasional and regular advertisers).

NOTE: Free weekly copies of Sooke Voice News to business PO Boxes at the Sooke main post office was a community service (Jan.2011 through June 2014). Now that you see and experience the impact of Sooke Voice News in the community, please subscribe!

Sooke Voice News free online edition

Read the full colour edition online every week.  Opt-in for email bulletin service to send you the link to the sampler PDF edition. Subscribe to receive the full PDF directly by email to your inbox every Friday.



 PRINT EDITION in Colour or Grayscale

  For subscriptions click here.



Free on Fridays (with print headlines & link to PDF edition). Opt-in to receive this enews bulletin (send an email with 'please send enews bulletins' in subject line or body of message, with your name and email address).

Special "In the Know" edition with deeper news background. Mid-week by email ($28+GST for 18 weeks). For subscriptions click here.

Click here for all subscription details.

Back-issues of Sooke Voice News

Archived back-issues available to read online for up to 4 weeks; print or PDF back-issues available for $2.50 each by request.



Publisher and Editor in Chief: Sooke Voice News and Vancouver Island Voice News  Mary P. Brooke, B.Sc., Cert PR




Display Ad Rates

Classified Ad Rates

Opportunities include print display (b&w in print, colour online, colour at newsstand, and subscriptions), print classified, online ads on the EVENTS webpage, display ads in the weekly enews email bulletins.

Advertising rates and information. All display ad bookings include options for online ads and promotion on Twitter.

Editorial themes and content are established to produced maximum readership in any given week.

To book an ad and marketing package:  call 250-642-7729 or email to advertising@sookevoicenews.com


  Contact us by email anytime or phone 250-642-7729.

Postal Mailing: Sooke Voice News, PO Box 851, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H8




Sooke Voice News delivery & content

News of the Sooke area and beyond is covered weekly (in print/online PDF) and daily (breaking news) in The Sooke Voice News in print and online.

  • The weekly print edition is published on Fridays.
  • The Sooke Voice News is a media news service serving a Sooke-area readership and a Web-wide online readership with quality journalism. 
  • Full edition in print and online.
  • Online breaking news.
  • Enews bulletins available free by email Opt-in (send an email with 'please subscribe to Friday enews bulletin').
  • Content includes interesting articles, informative columns and updates on local news. Content often follows topical or seasonal themes such as elections and legislation debates.
  • Advertisements from businesses and organizations keep the publication viable, and serve to support the marketing efforts of businesses and organizations. Include Sooke Voice News in your marketing mix.
  • Bulletins and announcements from municipal government, elected officials, and community leaders are summarized or included in articles.


Sooke Voice News is brought to you by Brookeline Publishing House Inc., a local business committed to quality news service while contributing to the positive growth of business and community organizations in Sooke. Publishing Sooke Voice News weekly since January 2011 (preceded by MapleLine Magazine 2008-2010), and now Vancouver Island Voice News (starting August 2014).

Contributors welcome for articles, photos, reviews. Write to editor@sookevoicenews.com

RIGHT of REFUSAL: We reserve the right to not publish material or contributions (letters or otherwise) that are unsuitable for a general audience or possibly libellous or slanderous, or which are deleterious to the best interest of the Publisher.

The Sooke Voice News is produced and printed in-house, in Sooke.


  • Published weekly on Fridays. 
  • CONTENT: Stories, news releases, photos due Mondays at 5 pm.  Send to editor@sookevoicenews.com .
  • Ad bookings:  due Wednesdays at 5 pm. (Pre-booked print-ready ad files as 300 dpi colour jpg or PDF may be sent by 5 pm Wednesdays).  Send to advertising@sookevoicenews.com .  For more advertising information see our ADVERTISING page.
  • Letters to the editor: due Tuesdays 5 pm for the print edition. May be considered at any time for the online news. Send to editor@sookevoicenews.com .
  • News Releases: may be sent any time for consideration. Send to editor@sookevoicenews.com .



We are committed to serving the Sooke community with quality news coverage and expanding the awareness of Sooke far beyond Vancouver Island. We appreciate the support we receive from many businesses and community leaders and give back with great stories, insights, and a fantastic marketing opportunity for groups and businesses.    See events page for current activities.