Looking Back, Feb 25, 2015

A brief look at what made the news in Sooke in years past.

  • Feb. 25, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Feb 26, 1975

Inmates move

Some inmates from Wilkinson Road Jail have been moved into the new corrections centre west of Jordan River. The Capacity of the camp is 40 inmates.

 

Feb 28, 1990

Road closure blocks access to park

A decision by the Greater Victoria Water District to close off a section of Harbourview Road in Saseenos with iron gates firmly planted in concrete footings has angered Sooke conservationists and off-road enthusiasts.

Ron Lowe, a member of the Island Rovers 4×4 Club, said a major off-road event involving vehicles from B.C. and Washington State had to be cancelled at the last minute last December because organizers turned up one day to go over the route, prior to the event and found the gates had been erected.

 

Feb 23, 2005

Phillips Road bones were animal remains

Rumours ran rampant last week about bones being found on Phillips Road around Feb. 11.

Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jennie Latham said the remains are not human. They were sent away and verified to be animal bones. It is not unusual for bones to be turned into the RCMP, Latham said.

 

Feb 27, 1985

Jordan River pub up in air

To be or not to be? That appears to be the question as far as opening a Neighbourhood Pub in Jordan River is concerned.

Two applications have been filed with the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Branch and so far one man has been told outright that Jordan River will not have a pub, period, and the other applicants have been informed that the situation is still under review.

Van Henderson of Victoria had hoped to build a pub on the former site of the Jordan River Hotel which burned to the ground last September, but he was told that 39 people didn’t constitute a large enough community for a pub.

 

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