A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:
March 5, 2008
SEAPARC upgrades considered
The Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission (SEAPARC) is looking into expanding the Phillips Road Leisure complex and wants your input.
Suggested additions for the centre include fitness and aerobic rooms and possibly a viewing lounge.
Given the rapid growth in the district and outlying areas, an enhanced recreation complex seems timely.
March 5, 2003
Phillips Road gets busy
The first phase of the massive, five phase, 650-unit residential development on Phillips Road is getting off to a rocky start.
Rock-blasting has started on the 155-hectare property, dubbed Sun River Estates. Sooke’s HHS Drilling and Blasting is doing its job, providing material for the quarry where the rocks will be crushed into road ingredients.
The T’Sou-ke Nation had hoped to buy the property to transform it into a public park. And because the land borders the Sooke River, salmon enhancement was also foremost in the band’s plan.
March 4, 2003
Birth of regulated midwifery in B.C. experiences labour pains
East Sooke midwife Susan Eyres has become a very busy lady.
On Jan. 1, B.C. joined Ontario and Quebec in recognizing midwifery as a legitimate and regulated medical profession.
In doing so, the Ministry of Health has agreed to pay for midwife services.
The government will now pay midwives $2,250 for the full-course of pregnancy care, from the first test to six weeks after the baby is delivered.
Eyres is now one of only nine accredited midwives in the Victoria area.
March 3, 1993
Chevron proposal held up, again
Regional director Lorna Barry has gone against procedure and tabled the Chevron gas station development permit request one more time.
After stressing that drainage issues are outside a development permit’s mandate, Barry asked Chevron representatives to meet with their opponents, herself, and officials from the environment ministry.
Chevron is seeking a development permit to build a gas/convenience store at the corner of Sooke and Church Roads, the former site of Lioness Park.
March 2, 1988
Street lights considered for the Sooke core area
The question of street lights in the Sooke core area has been to the trustees of the Sooke Fire Protection District and is currently under study by them.
However, because the budget for the current year was submitted in December, the earliest possible target date to begin this project was January, 1989.