Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Pet cat hospitalized after being shot
Thomas loves his cats. He used to have a whole lot more of the furry felines, but is now responsible for three.
Thomas Adamcsak has been in Sooke for close to 25 years and is a paper carrier for the Sooke News Mirror. He isn’t a well-off person, he’s not lazy, and he works hard for the money he gets. His cats are important to him and he says they are his “children.”
On Friday, January 14 he discovered one of his cats had been shot with a pellet gun. He figures it was shot sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
He took the cat to the veterinarian and is now facing a bill of close to $2,000 as the cat required surgery and an extended stay in hospital.
The shooting was reported to police but no there are no leads.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Residents have their say
About 40 citizens were on hand for a public hearing on January 21 at the Otter Point Fire Hall. The issue which drew them in is an amendment to the district’s official community plan, proposed by the Capital Regional District. The purpose of the “amendment” according to CRD documents, is to “restrict subdivision, particularly in the areas outside the settlement containment area.”
The amendment indicates the desire to locate intensive development within settlement containment areas, and that the desired parcel size for residential subdivision therein be maintained at one hectare (2.5 acres). A new policy is suggested concerning land outside the settlement containment areas — in the Forestry and Rural B zones — that new parcels should have a general minimum size of 120 hectares (296.5 acres).
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006
Group lobbies for Muir Creek as a park
In a place where the cedars grow to over nine feet across and huge Sitka spruce and yew trees reach their age-old branches towards the sky, recreational values are grinding against the wheels of commerce.
Muir Creek, just 15 minutes west of Sooke along West Coast Road, is becoming the poster child for a newly formed protection society.
The Muir Creek Protection Society wants to preserve the area for a park, while TimberWest, the owners of the property, wants to harvest the tall timber that draws scores of visitors to the area each year.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002
Fish are biting in spite of cold
It may be cold, but the sun is shining and the fish are definitely biting as Earl Hatcher found out while fishing at Beecher Bay on Friday.
Hatcher, fishing with fishing buddies Terry Metcafe (the breadman), Elgin Kiel hooked into a West Coast beauty, a 23.5-pound winter chinook.
It seems with the conservation efforts the last few years the winter chinook fishing has improved a great deal. If the weather is nice, with no wind or rain, one can usually get into some nice action out on the water. These fish are mainly found closer to the bottom in a 100 feet of water or more. Gear of choice would be anchovies, herring strip, white hootchies or squirts and coyote spoons behind a flasher of preference.
Another one having success recently was Trevor Zybyovsky fishing the Sooke Bluffs popped a 22-pound winter chinook fishing at 110 feet using jellyfish squirt.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1984
Driver leaps for his life
Reg Cahill figures he’s lucky to be alive today.
He had to leap for his life from a logging truck careening out of control along a logging road leading down to Pacific Forest Products Ltd. dryland sort on West Coast Road, leaving the rig to careen off the road and be totally destroyed, replacement of the vehicle is $300,000.