Back in 2007

Back in 2007

Looking Back- May 29

The news that made the news gleaned from the Sooke News Mirror archives

  • May. 29, 2013 6:00 p.m.

A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:

 

May 28, 2008

OCP: snap-shot of the community

 

If the Sooke Official Community Plan survey results say anything, it is that Sooke is a good place to live.

Respondents, 1,600 of them, filled in the youth and adult surveys indicating their views on such issues as: transportation, housing priorities, growth initiatives, as well as their likes and dislikes in the community.

Both groups (youth and adult) liked the small town, friendly people, and the access to nature and the ocean.

Twenty-eight percent of youth respondents said they did not feel safe in their neighbourhoods, citing roads with no lighting, forested areas, and wildlife as things of concern.

Adults indicated the downtown appearance, traffic ingestion, lack of shopping, one road in, and lack of sideways as the top five things they disliked about Sooke.

 

May 28, 2003

Sooke nets $11.6 million for sewers

Finally!

After almost three years of applications and lobbying by many, the District of Sooke was rewarded by the announcement last Thursday the municipality would be receiving a Canada-British Columbia Infrastructure Program grant for about $11.6 million for the proposed $17.4 million community sewer project.

The project had been an initiative of Sooke’s first council. The project will include a collection system and a treatment plant. The plant will provide secondary treatment with disinfection. A timeline for the project has not yet been set.

 

 

May 27, 1998

Rough estimate shows incorporation would make average taxes jump by $93

Taxpayers would have to shell out about $93 more annually is Sooke were to become an incorporated municipality, according to a draft interim report presented to the Sooke Incorporation Review Committee Thursday.

The report is based on obtaining the same level of service as currently provided.

The analysis has been based on the Sooke core area, and costs and revenues of the outlying study area to the north of the core have yet to be factored.

The final report is expected to be completed later this year.

 

May 26, 1993

Thieves rob prominent citizens

 

Sooke MLA Rick Kasper was the most prominent victim of a string of brazen break-and-enters in Saseenos last week.

A thief, or thieves, snuck in the ground floor kitchen window of the Kasper’s home May 19 while he and his wife were sleeping, and made off with a wallet and a purse, a ghetto blaster, car keys and Kasper’s car.

The home of noted Sooke resident Elida Peers was hit the same night, and a few other homes in the vicinity have also been hit.

 

May 18, 1988

Vocational pursuits offered through EMCS

 

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