Looking Back – June 12

A trip through the archives at the Sooke News Mirror

  • Jun. 12, 2013 1:00 p.m.

June 11, 2008

School site stays open

A tied vote by District of Sooke council left David Mallett saying, “Shame,” on a recommendation to authorize staff to move the new Sunriver school and sports field site to an alternative location pending approval from the Agricultural Land Commission.

Discussion ensued on why the location should be changed and on the potential closure of two elementary schools if the new school became a reality.

Council felt they were not presented with all of the facts. The vote came in at three for and three against the move.

Another vote can take place only if members of council may want to reconsider their vote.

 

June 11, 2003

Minor Hockey nets $5,000 instead of $25,000 from electoral area

Instead of scoring a grant-in-aid of $25,000, Sooke Minor Hockey will only get $5,000 this year from the Juan de Fuca electoral area.

Last November, as one of his last acts of office, Juan de Fuca area director Brian Henson decided to give the sports organization $25,000. The money was to be used over five years to subsidize young hockey players who hailed from the East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley, Jorden River and Port Renfrew areas.

Now Henson’s successor, Erik Lund, has pulled back the five-year money and instead provided the minor hockey with $5,000 for this year alone.

 

June 10, 1998

Pool passes by narrow margin

Regional director Diane Bernard said she intends to “aggressively” go after the provincial and federal government to relieve the tax burden created by Saturday’s successful pool referendum.

Local MLA Rick Kasper said it will be tough for senior levels of governments to come to taxpayers’ aid now that residents have agreed to foot the entire $4.4-million bill for the pool.

The vote was 1,951 to 1,827.

 

June 9, 1993

Squatters clear out of Muir Creek camp

Muir Creek has been declared squatter-free.

But the Sooke RCMP don’t expect the group that has been residing there for over a month to completely disappear.

The squatters were chased off the Fletcher Challenge property by a court-ordered 6 p.m. deadline. They were gone by Friday afternoon.

The group, which called themselves the Stepping Stone Society, first appeared in the area in mid-April.

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Sooke’s Most Wanted

The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Jan.… Continue reading

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

LETTERS: More roads? More Cars? No thanks.

Climate change is real. Ecological destruction is real. Who out there who… Continue reading

LETTERS: Sooke roads not racetracks

What can we as a community do about the blatant law breakers… Continue reading

Most Read