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SOOKE HISTORY: Triple cross piques interest in Sooke and beyond

Al Shepherd erected the cross to create greater interest in the Christian faith

  • Feb 26, 2021

 

Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)

VIDEO: Marine archaeologist looking for clues of ancient migration in B.C. waters

SFU researcher hoping to find 15,000 year-old archaeological sites underwater

 

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SOOKE HISTORY: Dance recital with love in the air

Elida Peers | Contributed With Valentine’s Day happening this weekend, we thought…

  • Feb 8, 2021

 

Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)

Restoration begins on Vic West heritage home ravaged by fire

‘Muirhead House’ was built in 1903, damaged by fire in April 2020

Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)
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SOOKE HISTORY: Pioneer farmers operated Sooke Way Dairy for over 20 years

John and Ada Doran supplied milk and butter to travellers

  • Jan 8, 2021
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The Welsh family is shown in this photo from the early 1940s. (Sooke Region Museum photo)

SOOKE HISTORY: Welsh family has a long history in Sooke

James Welsh was a landholder on Sooke tax rolls in 1865

  • Jan 4, 2021
The Welsh family is shown in this photo from the early 1940s. (Sooke Region Museum photo)
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Trekking through deep snow to find beautiful vistas

Maywell Wickheim loved the backcountry

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was named best historic hotel worldwide in the Americas for 2020/ (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was named best historic hotel worldwide in the Americas for 2020/ (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
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SOOKE HISTORY: Sooke’s White House connection

Susan Rice named to Joe Biden’s cabinet

  • Dec 14, 2020
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SOOKE HISTORY: Top of the class – eight MLHS students who earned degrees

Elida Peers | Contributed Coming across a composite picturing eight graduates of…

  • Dec 7, 2020
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A picture of the Lennard Island Lighthouse from the book To the Lighthouse by Richard Paddle (Heritage House Publishing).

SOOKE HISTORY: Trip to Lennard Island a fun experience

Sooke men built two residences on remote island

  • Nov 20, 2020
A picture of the Lennard Island Lighthouse from the book To the Lighthouse by Richard Paddle (Heritage House Publishing).
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SOOKE HISTORY: John Wilkinson first principal of Sooke high school

Wilkinson’s wife, Joyce, coached drama and collected local history

  • Nov 6, 2020
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SOOKE HISTORY: Milne pioneer home still standing

Milne family moved to the region in 1884

  • Nov 2, 2020
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SOOKE HISTORY: Prince of Wales visited Sooke twice

Royal connections to Lady Emily Walker and Rev. Reginald Walker

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Frederick Lee and Eva Lillian Baker lived in Victoria from the 1930s until their passing. Now, their great nephew who lives in Birmingham, U.K. is asking for Victoria residents’ help to learn more. (Courtesy Derek Roft)

Don your detective hats Greater Victoria — a U.K. man wants your help

Derek Roft is on a mission to find out more about relatives that emigrated to Canada in 1912

Frederick Lee and Eva Lillian Baker lived in Victoria from the 1930s until their passing. Now, their great nephew who lives in Birmingham, U.K. is asking for Victoria residents’ help to learn more. (Courtesy Derek Roft)
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court

Blackberry wine confiscated at home

  • Sep 28, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: Alleged bootlegger has day in court
SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding

SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding

Sooke Community Hall the scene of many weddings and showers

  • Sep 20, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: A community hall wedding
SOOKE HISTORY: Throup-McMillan family photo

SOOKE HISTORY: Throup-McMillan family photo

Aunt Carrie Throup ran the Throup Store

  • Sep 14, 2020
SOOKE HISTORY: Throup-McMillan family photo
25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake

A group of waterskiers were towed behind a plane on Kalamalka Lake back in 1995

25 years later: The water skiing legend on Kalamalka Lake