Looking Back-May 1

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives for past news

  • May. 1, 2013 3:00 p.m.

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archive.

 

April 30, 2008

Healthy snacks are a hit

Eleven years ago when the Culinary Arts program at Edward Milne community school began no one thought the cooks would be so busy.

The students will have a small cafe at the upcoming annual Rotary Auction and Spring Fair being held at SEAPARC on May 3.

The students will be holding their annual fundraiser at the Sooke Harbour House on May 23. All of the monies raised will go directly back to the Culinary Arts program.

 

April 30, 2003

Council moves Harbour House parking lot bylaws forward, with restrictions in place

In an attempt to try to solve the parking problem at the end of Whiffin Spit in mind, the Sooke council Monday moved forward with the idea of allowing a vacant residential lot to be turned into a parking lot.

If adopted, the bylaws would rezone a property across from the Sooke Harbour House as village commercial parking and allow the construction of a parking lot.

On advice from municipal planner Frank Limshue, council put a couple of conditions on the adoption of bylaws. Council agreed that before adopting the bylaws a development permit application regarding how the lot will be constructed will be put before council for approval.

 

April 29, 1998

Committee unveils plan intended to shape Sooke core area’s future

If the new Sooke Local Area Plan goes ahead as proposed Sooke could see a designated downtown core within an Urban Containment Area which will handle the build of the communities’ growth.

That was just one of the many recommendations contained within the Sooke Local Area Plan draft released officially last week.

Included within the UCA is  an area identified as the Downtown Core for a compatible blend of business, civic, recreational and residential development.

A public hearing is expected to be held in the fourth week of June.

 

April 28, 1993

Kasper presses for WCB changes

The trials of a Sooke man has led Malahat-Juan de Fuca MLA Rick Kasper to push for changes in workers compensation policy.

Kasper said the man, who does not wish to be identified, was forced to live in a tent for six months after being cut off from compensation back in 1991.

He lost his income, home and family, while waiting two years before winning a recent appeal for WCB backpay plus interest.

Kasper said he got a good show of support after a recent speech he made on the subject in the legislature.

 

 

April 27, 1988

Kemp Lake Five says “goodbye” Friday night

Sooke’s ever-popular Kemp Lake Five will give its last Sooke performance Friday night at the Legion.

“The time has come to call it quits,” Keith Whitford one of three remaining founding members of the group said.

“We started out 10 years ago playing for fun.”

Mr. Whitford said nothing special is planned for Friday night’s farewell performance at the Legion.

The only song that he knows for absolute certain that the group will play will be, “Now is the Hour,” the closing number that they have played ever since the day they started.

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