A trip in the Sooke News Mirror’s time machine.
Feb. 20, 2008
School chaperones disciplined
Significant discipline measures have been meted out to two Sooke School District employees after a drinking incident during a school field trip to China last November.
The incident was related to drinks downed by students at an official dinner in China. The ceremonial toasts are a part of Chinese culture and the students and chaperones did not want to insult their hosts.
Feb. 20, 2003
East Sooke same sex couple denied wedding
On a day when romance and love are held in high regard, emotions were clearly running strong in Amy Crook, as she wiped a tear from her eye and struggled for words.
Moments earlier, the East Sooke woman and her beloved had applied for a marriage licence, only to be told — as they expected, that their application could not be granted. Crook was one of many same-gender couples throughout the province that attempted to apply for marriage licenses on Friday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day.
Feb. 18, 1998
Village Foods inks sponsorship deal with Sooke museum
Village Food Markets has become the corporate sponsor of the Sooke Region Museum.
The local grocery story and the museum have inked a deal which will see Village Food Markets pay the museum $21,000 over three years, museum director Terry Malone said.
In return the museum will acknowledge the sponsor by placing the Village Food Market logo on museum letterhead, newsletter and various other printed material.
Feb 17, 1993
Workshop designed to lift veil on native views
A native awareness workshop Friday at the T’Sou-ke Band Hall is booked solid.
“It’s being done to help people see how native people see things,” said Colleen George, an assistant for the Becher Bay and T’Sou-ke Bands.
If there is sufficient demand, the workshop may be held again.
Feb. 17, 1988
Knowledge network on radio
Sooke residents will be able to tune in the Knowledge Network on their radios every Monday night this spring. Knowledge Network Radio is a new project set for half an hour every Monday evening at 6:30.
The programs will be produced by Simon Fraser University, the University of B.C., University of Victoria, Capilano College, and the Open Learning Institute.
The range of topics runs from exercise equipment to the Meech Lake agreement; from the whole language approach to teaching children to witchcraft in American History.
Light Rye Specialty Bread from Cedar Grove Bakery: $0.80.
Dial-A-Movie, includes video and two movies $6.50 a night. 100s of movies on beta, VHS and disc.
Sooke Harbour House 8-oz NY Steak, $7.95.