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Winter’s grip

Winter’s grip

Welcome 2011: the Year of the Rabbit

Welcome 2011: the Year of the Rabbit

The Year of The Rabbit begins on February 3, 2011.
Learn the basics of gardening

Learn the basics of gardening

Mentor on site at Sunriver Allotment Garden

Weedless Wednesday coming is today

January 19 is Weedless Wednesday, the highlight of National Non-Smoking Week. The Canadian Cancer Society encourages those who smoke to abstain from smoking for 24 hours. It could end up being the start of something wonderful.

Gardeners discuss heather and Irish history

New year begins for Sooke Garden Club
Taking shape

Taking shape

The saga of Sooke’s first pharmacy

The saga of Sooke’s first pharmacy

It was in long ago 1957 that the first beginning of a drugstore for Sooke was initiated by Alice K. Feltus. She called her business, at the southeastern corner of Sooke Road and Murray Road, Sooke Clinic Store. (See first photo) She carried a variety of non-prescription health supplies and miscellaneous personal items. This was a welcome innovation for our semi-rural community.

BC Parks camping reservations open early this year

Camping fans can now start their warm weather vacation planning in the cold of winter with more reservable sites to choose from and a new, earlier opening date for the BC Parks Discover Camping reservation service.
Sooke as seen by our readers

Sooke as seen by our readers