Looking Back-May 22

A look through the archives at the Sooke News Mirror

  • May. 22, 2013 11:00 a.m.

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:

 

May 21, 2008

New park hardware on the way

Broom Hill Park will get a facelift this this August thanks to a local group, Parents for Play.

When the group’s president, Mandy Truman, looks out across the field behind the park’s tired old jungle gym she sees a space that will have modern play equipment and paved paths to make it wheelchair accessible and up to current safety standards.

While this summer will focus on new equipment, the group plans to upgrade the water park in future years.

The city has agreed to thin the trees and leave lights on at night around the park to improve safety and reduce vandalism.

 

May 21, 2003

Remembering Jes Sunday with lights

On Sunday night, switch your porch light on in memory of a missing Sooke teen.

“People can show the Adkens family that Jesokah is not forgotten by turning on their porch light,” said Rhonda Morgan, executive director of the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC).

Jesokah was last seen on the evening of Sept 26, 2001, at a bus stop just west of Saseenos elementary school.

Call the Sooke RCMP at 642-5241 or the MSCS at 1-800-661-6160 with any information regarding Jesokah’s disappearance

 

May 20, 1998

Good Samaritan pulls strings for puppy

A sick five-month-old puppy made its way to Saskatoon, Sask. Thursday for a special operation thanks to some help from the community.

Dan Gilchrist read about the plight of the stray dog that needed a heart operation and Paulette Lheureux’s campaign to raise $100 for airfare in last week’s News Mirror.

The dog, “Wheezer,” was put on a flight to Calgary where Canadian Air transferred her to a flight to Saskatoon. Once she is healed, she will be put out for adoption in Saskatoon.

 

May 19, 1993

Low prices at the pumps fuel ongoing gas war

No one will predict when Sooke’s almost two-month-long gas war will end.

And local service satin owners don’t agree who started the price battle.

The Save-on Gas Monday morning price for regular unleaded gas was 41.9 cents per litre. The Monday morning price at a Victoria Payless Station was 53.4 cents per litre.

The Monday morning price at Sooke’s Payless station was 41.9 cents a litre, but manager Lois Rogers wouldn’t comment on the price strife.

 

May 18, 1988

Minister to meet board

After being badgered incessantly in the provincial legislature by MLA Moe Sihota, Education Minister Tony Brummet finally agreed to meet with the Sooke School Board to discuss educational matters.

Trustees had asked, unsuccessfully, for a meeting with the minister to explain what they considered are inequities in the educational funding formula as it applies to Sooke.

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