A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:
April 9, 2008
Mineral exploration in Port Renfrew
With the price of steel and iron reaching record highs, now might be the optimum time for developing mineral resources in the Port Renfrew Area.
In February, Klondike Capital Corp and Emerald Fields Resource Corporation reached an agreement to amalgamate with their primary focus being the Pearson Project set up to explore an area 10 kilometres from Port Renfrew for magnetite deposits. This could translate into local jobs.
If all goes as planned, the corporation, to be called Pacific Iron Ore Corporation, will work with the community and the First Nations to develop a quarry operation for the production of the raw iron ore.
April 9, 2003
Evans to run for mayor, council seat now open
After prompting from a variety of people and much thought, Coun. Janet Evans has decided to take a shot at being the second major in Sooke history.
Evans told the News Mirror of her decision early Tuesday morning and said she would be submitting her resignation today. Her resignation triggers an open council seat.
“I want to continue Ed’s work” Evans said of her decision to run, alluding to the vision of the community’s first mayor who passed away March 28.
April 8, 1998
MacMaster’s Sooke concert is sold out
If you were planning on attending the April 10 Natalie MacMaster concert at the Sooke Community Theatre and still haven’t bought your tickets, you’d better make other plans.
The popular Cape Breton fiddler has sold out the 350-seat theatre.
April 7, 1993
RCMP on the move to new headquarters
The Sooke RCMP finally have room to breathe.
The force will take possession of their brand new office on Church Road tomorrow.
Sergeant Wayne Watson said there will be no official opening ceremony, but an open house is a possibility in the near future.
The 9,002-square-foot building was built to compensate for the limitation of the old one on Drennan Road.
April 6, 1988
Thieves make big haul
A Sooke log hauling company whose premises were ransacked of equipment valued at upward of $10,000 is very interested in any information and in getting their missing equipment back.
Dale Arden Log Hauling Ltd. is offering a $500 reward for the identification and return of equipment after thieves broke through an office window at the logging premises on West Coast Road.