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.