Looking Back: July 10

A look through the archives of the Sooke News Mirror

  • Jul. 10, 2013 7:00 a.m.

In 2012

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

RCMP reunite

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

Price check!

 

Cedar Grove Bakery was selling Carrot or Raisin Bran muffins (your choice) at six for $1.98.

Just Posted

Shoebox Project reaches out to women in crisis

Boxes are distributed to transition homes

Colwood mayor pitches ferry as commuter alternative

Mayor Rob Martin says different modes of transportation need to be considered

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Bouquet sales support big dreams in Greater Victoria

Country Grocer features holiday bouquets for Help Fill a Dream

Emerald Gloves boxing brings fights to Langford

Langford’s Matt Daniels dropped weight for debut

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

Most Read