Sept. 15, 2010 — To serve and... fundraise?
This year’s Cops for Cancer fundraiser takes on a tasty twist.
Sooke RCMP is holding a barbeque and a garage sale on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They are looking for donations of gently used and quality items for the garage sale. Cst. Jordan Hamlyn said they don’t want junk.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale can drop them off at the detachment on Church Road on Friday, Sept. 17 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“This is the first annual Cops for Cancer barbecue and garage sale. Donations are greatly appreciated and accepted,” said Hamlyn. “All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.”
Sept. 13, 2006— Goose attack
A man walking along the Galloping Goose was attacked and knocked unconscious by three men.
He was walking along the trail near Mount Matheson and Roche Cove in East Sooke between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.
The victim was approached by the three men and a blond male punched him in the face. He doesn’t remember anything after that, and woke up missing his camouflage NY Yankees ball cap and PHAT FARM size 10 sneakers.
The victim did not know his assailants or their motives, and suffered a large abrasion on his right cheek and was unconscious for about 30 minutes.
Sept. 12, 2001 — Tractor-trailer flips on Gillespie Road
Traffic on Sooke Road was backed up for several hours after a tractor-trailer flipped over on Saturday afternoon.
The vehicle was carrying three steel bridge pillars which spilled onto the road. A 54-tonne crane had to be called in to lift the pillars onto another trailer.
Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Don Brown said he saw about 100 cars waiting to come into Sooke around 2:30 p.m. Brown noted that events such as the Sooke Fall Fair likely accounted for the increased flow of traffic.
The driver suffered minor injuries and was issued an insecure-load violation ticket.
Sept. 11, 1996 — Technical difficulties delays winnings for fall fair entrants
A computer glitch has left many adult fall fair winners waiting for this year’s prize money.
“We got cash prizes for the junior section but the adults are going to have to wait,” said fair president Martha Moore.
Moore said the statistician’s computer crashed, leaving organizers without a record of who won what for the awards presentation Saturday evening.
“I’ve got three bucks coming to me,” said Steve Arnett, who won a second and third place ribbon in the smoked fish section.
Moore urges winners to be patient. The glitch will be ironed out in a week and the money will be waiting for the winners.
Sept. 11, 1991 — Reduce, reuse, recycle
Sooke residents will soon be able to go green.
A recycling depot is set to open on Sooke Road adjacent to the Butler Bros. property as of Oct. 1.
Roz Mellander, environmental education co-ordinator for the CRD told last week’s meeting of the Sooke Economic Development Commission that Alpine Disposal would be operating the service.
The depot will accept wood, newspapers, cardboard, metals, batteries, tires, drywall, construction debris and plastics (washed and clean).
Stu Young, of Alpine Disposal, told the Mirror later that the firm is currently offering a similar disposal depot in Langford.