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Looking Back – June 19

A look back at the stories that made the news in the Sooke News Mirror

  • Jun. 19, 2013 3:00 p.m.

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives.

 

June 18, 2008

Sooke may get low cost housing

Sooke may be getting its first affordable housing unit  — and at a price which is truly affordable.

Developer Angus Sutherland approached District of Sooke council at the regular meeting on June 9 to request an amendment to the covenant on Bylaw No. 365, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-44). Sutherland is developing on Beaton Road and is proposing to develop Lot 52, the remaining multi-family site, as a small start lot subdivision with 26 units.

Council gave a first and second reading to the bylaw which will allow Sutherland to develop a total of 140 units at final build-out in the subdivision.

 

June 18, 2003

Mayor elected in landslide

Throughout the municipal by-election campaign, which culminated with Saturday’s general voting, Janet Evans and her team of supporters felt she was the right person to take the gravel following the March 28 passing of Ed Macgregor.

When the votes were tallied it was shown that the majority of District of Sooke residents agreed. The former councillor earned more votes, 1,313 than her trio of competitors, who combined for 1,162. Former regional director Bob Clark was her closest opponent with 685 votes.

 

June 17, 1998

Pup’s surgery a success

A sick five-month old puppy the community helped send to Saskatchewan for a life-saving operation is recovering well, Sooke veterinarian Dr. Amanda Booth reported. The dog had a condition where her oesophagus is restricted so when she tried to swallow food it doesn’t go down properly.

The young abandoned pup underwent a new surgical techniques involving a fibre optic scope, Booth said.

A vet school took on the puppy as a charity case, and now that the surgery was a success, she has been adopted by a veterinary student.

 

June 16, 1993

Six charged after early morning riot

Three men and three young offenders have been charged after a police officer was assaulted in a near-mob scene outside Pay-Less early Saturday morning.

A group of about 35 people attached Cst. Tom Leonard, released a young offender from the back of the police car, and did some minor vandalism to the service station.

Four Sooke officers and three backups from Colwood successfully managed to defuse the alcohol-fuelled rabble, but not without difficulty.

“The basics were the kids went nuts,” Pay-Less employee Lois Rogers said.

June 15, 1988

At 78 she’s still catching the big ones

When you’re 78 years old, and you once caught lots of fish as the wife of a commercial fisherman, is it still a thrill to haul in a big one − or two?

“Sure it is,” says Mrs. Frances Sullivan of Sooke, who went out fishing with her grandson Glen Watson in the fog last Monday morning and pulled in two magnificent chinooks − one weighed in at 40 lbs and the other at 27 − all of this two days after she had decorated the cake for her granddaughter’s wedding.

She said Monday’s fishing in the fog “was a big thrill, the first time that I’ve been out this year.”

 

Also on June 15, 1988, Catelli Cheese Dinners were on sale at Village Food Markets, two for $0.89.

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