In 2007 tsunami signs were placed in various low lying areas in the Sooke region. The ones in Sooke were removed because some felt they would deter tourism and potentially lower house values.

Looking Back, April 3

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives at stories we read

  • Apr. 3, 2013 1:00 p.m.

oke News Mirror archives…

 

April 2, 2008

Hulk in the harbour staying … for now

 

The vessel “Florence Filberg” aground in Sooke Harbour will likely be staying where it is.

In a report to District of Sooke council, staff stated the vessel cannot be deemed “abandoned” for a period of two years. The vessel is in navigable waters and falls under the jurisdiction of Transport Canada. After two years, the Minister can authorize any person to take possession of and remove the vessel or other thing for that person’s own benefit, on giving the owner, if known, one month’s notice.

The only thing that can be done at this time is to monitor the situation and report to the Receiver of Wrecks or the Coast Guard of any changes.

 

April 2, 2003

Sooke’s first mayor passes away

 

The region was hard hit last week when Sooke’s first and only mayor — Ed Macgregor — passed away in his sleep at his Kirby Road residence from an apparent heart attack in the early morning hours last Friday.

Macgregor was 71. He was elected as Sooke’s first mayor in 1999, topping Don Rittaler and Kathy Sears, and was re-elected last fall. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday afternoon at the EMCS gymnasium.

 

April 1, 1998

Fire chief loses job in department shuffle

 

Sooke Fire District board of trustees restructured the fire department Thursday leaving fire chief Ric Raynor without a job.

Fire district chair Wendal Milne said the board decided to eliminate the paid chief position in the interest of saving taxpayers’ money and the morale of the department.

Milne said there will be a compensation package which is standard in any restructuring.

He declined to give any specifics.

 

March 31, 1993

Designer earns chance to show fashions in Paris

 

Sooke fashion designer Edith Newman captured the limelight at last Tuesday’s Aboriginal Designers Contest in Toronto.

Newman’s designs, which incorporate aboriginal artwork, non-traditional styles and meticulous construction impressed Canada’s fashion echelon, netting her the top position in the show’s non-professional category. Besides $1,000 in prize money, Newman will be flown to Paris in August where she will show her work at the Canadian Embassy courtesy of Tourism Canada.

 

March 30, 1988

Rockers here Saturday

 

The biggest Rock and Roll show to hit Sooke in a decade takes place this Saturday night at the Sooke Community Hall.

Local rockers Sidetrack and Threshold from Saanich will rock the hall with what organizers say is the biggest sound system and light show ever seen in Sooke.

A part of the proceeds will go towards the Sooke Seniors Mini-bus.

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