Looking Back- June 5, 2013

A glimpse through the Sooke News Mirror's archives

  • Jun. 5, 2013 11:00 a.m.

June 4, 2008

Possible spirit bear sighted in East Sooke

 

When Saskatoon tourists thought they saw a white “spirit bear” on a trail in East Sooke Park, the couple reasoned that bears must just be white out west.

In fact, the incredibly rare sub-species of black bears is endangered and only known to exist on B.C.’s north-central coast. It takes both parent carrying a recessive gene to produce a cub with the characteristic white coat.

If the elusive bear is found, genetic studies can determine how it got here.

Fewer than 400 spirit bears exist on the B.C.’s north-central coast.

 

June 4, 2003

Show doesn’t go on when propane permeates EMCS

 

The last act of a kids’ drama night was cut short last Friday after someone left a propane stove on at Edward Milne community school.

As the final play unfolded on the community theatre stage, the twiner comedy was interrupted by an announcement telling the audience of parent sna relatives and the performers to vacate the building.

Someone had not turned off on of the propane stove’s burners on in the school’s commercial kitchen, according to Sooke fire department’s Bob Kelsey.

Kelsey said people did not seem to understand the potential of danger of liberated propane. He encountered audience members re-entering the building to get a coffee or retrieve personal belongings, which wasn’t the smartest thing to do.

 

June 3, 1998

102 EMCS students to graduate Saturday

 

Graduation day is rapidly approaching for Edward Milne community school’s Class of ‘98 which will mark the official day Saturday.

The school’s 102 graduates will receive their graduation honours during a ceremony in the school’s gymnasium beginning at 2 p.m.

Graduates, families and friends will be treated to presentation by class historians, as well as valedictorian Joel Butler.

 

June 2, 1993 Lights out from Sooke to Sidney

 

A power outage that hit Sooke Thursday morning was part of one of the most massive to ever hit Greater Victoria.

Tom Burns, B.C. Hydro’s south-Island senior field operations manager, said 33,000 customers were without power from about 11:45 a.m to noon. The lights went out in Sidney and everywhere in the Western Communities, Sooke, and was far out as Jordan River.

 

June 1, 1988

Sooke is featured in major magazines

Sooke is once again featured in the current issues of two major magazines — one Canadian and the other U.S.

The California-based Sunset Magazine, in its April issue, contains an article and pictures with the heading “Sooke is a discovery just 30 minutes from Victoria B.C.”

Canadians Living’s Food Magazine has an article by Anita Stewart titled “First Tastes of Spring” that features recipes from Sooke Harbour House, Margison House and Deborah Hertzburg’s bed-and-breakfast place in Coopers Cove.

The food magazine extolls the virtues of springtime on the coast.

Just Posted

Japanese knotweed has come to Sooke, and that’s a problem

Invasive plant is a serious threat to waterways and infrastructure

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

Sooke council pans multiple memorial plaque plan

District should not sell the same bench over and over again, says councillor

Inaugural Sarah Beckett memorial Run raises $20,000 for law enforcement scholarship

Widow calls run, community playground fitting tributes to fallen mom and Mountie

‘The system has fallen apart:’ Victoria woman’s son died a day after being accepted to treatment centre

Victoria man’s body went undiscovered in Victoria parking lot for five days after overdose

VIDEO: Victoria airport guests see dinosaur surprise

Two boys dressed as raptors get a shock when their grandmother comes to greet them

B.C. Ferries vessel breaks down right before long weekend

Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route impacted most, revised schedule adds 4 a.m. sailings

Weather Canada issues thunderstorm alert for coastal Vancouver Island

Severe thunderstorm watch issued around 4:15 p.m. as storms developed over sections of the Island

Nanaimo man gets jail time for posting explicit photos of ex-girlfriends

Man’s name cannot be revealed to protect victims’ identities

North Island thrift store robbed at knifepoint, say RCMP

Suspect fled on bicycle following Tuesday stick-up

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Most Read