A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:
July 9, 2008
Seniors close door on Eagles Bluff
A closing chapter may have been written in an issue relating to senior citizens’ accommodation, and a likely ending looks positive.
The matter came up in early January with the news the Eagles Bluff Lodge on McMillan Road was to be closed.
A union organizing efforts had been undertaken among lodge employees and owner Ming Yang of Victoria had stated that if the effort was successful the residents and workers would need to make alternative arrangements as of February 29.
Everyone agrees the incomparable waterfront settings of Eagles Bluff Lodge will be missed but more than made up for by the brand new Ayre Manor.
July 9, 2003
Authorities swamped with bear sightings
The summer of 2003 is proving to be the worst in recent memory for Sooke area bear sightings.
Last month, the Water, Land and Air Protection office received 60 bear complaint calls. The June average is between five to 10.
July 8, 1998
Sooke Legion enters fight against clean air bylaw’s no-smoking rules
Along with letters and treats from family and friends, mothers of men and women in service used to send their sons packets of cigarettes — that’s just the way it was, said Second World War veteran Dick Fernyhough.
And to take away their choice to smoke in a private club is just wrong, said Fernyhough.
That’s why members of Legions, army, airforce and navy veterans formed a committee to try to stop a new Capital Health Region bylaw which would make all restaurants and pubs 100 per cent no smoking.
The new bylaw takes effect Jan. 1, 1999.
July 7, 1993
Bad guys beware.
The good guys are coming back to Sooke.
The Sooke RCMP are holding an open house to officially open their new police station on Church Road July 16. And some of the officers who were once well-known in the community are being invited back to Sooke for the ceremony.
July 6, 1988
Cedar Grove Bakery was selling Carrot or Raisin Bran muffins (your choice) at six for $1.98.