Sooke Disposal Garbage Drop-Off Is Closing

While everyone in Sooke has been arguing about the proposed new carwash and laundromat (which I think is a great idea, by the way), something much more serious is going on with a long-time local business. The Sooke Disposal drop-off yard, located between Edward Milne School and Fred Milne park is closing. As of SeptemberContinue reading “Sooke Disposal Garbage Drop-Off Is Closing”

Sooke Seeks Your Opinion On Galloping Goose Connector

A few weeks ago, my Twitter feed for Sooke turned up a post from a justifiably irate cyclist from Vancouver, who heard about this little town called Sooke at the end of a fantastic little bike trail known as the Galloping Goose. Much to his chagrin, to actually get to Sooke from the Goose requiredContinue reading “Sooke Seeks Your Opinion On Galloping Goose Connector”

The District of Sooke Needs Your Opinion On Secondary Suites

As part of their review of the issue of secondary suites in single-family homes (also known as basement suites, in-law suites, rental suites, etc.), The District of Sooke is forming a Secondary Suites Advisory Committee and needs volunteers from various neighbourhoods in Sooke to come forward to share their views and make recommendations to townContinue reading “The District of Sooke Needs Your Opinion On Secondary Suites”

Secondary Suites in Sooke – Input Needed!

The District of Sooke is currently investigating the secondary suites issue, and is looking for feedback from residents about suites. At issue is the potential for legalizing secondary suites (also known as basement suites or apartments) in more zones in the District. Currently, suites are only allowed in dwellings on lots with a certain zoningContinue reading “Secondary Suites in Sooke – Input Needed!”

New Waterfront Hotel, Convention Centre, Public Marina Coming Soon To Sooke

What a difference a good council can make. Since being elected last November, the new Sooke Municipal Council has been busy. They’ve arranged for several provincial government grants for public projects, installed nearly three kilometres of new sidewalks, pushed ahead with plans for downtown revitalization, and now, finally, Sooke is going to get its hotel.Continue reading “New Waterfront Hotel, Convention Centre, Public Marina Coming Soon To Sooke”

Sooke’s SEAPARC Arena and Pool Expansion/Renovation

We’re lucky in Sooke to have such a nice facility for recreation as the SEAPARC (Sooke and Electoral Area Parks And Recreation Commission) arena and pool. The facility, located on Philips road just off Sooke Road is modern, clean, and a great value. Since moving to Sooke almost 4 years ago, I’ve enjoyed the poolContinue reading “Sooke’s SEAPARC Arena and Pool Expansion/Renovation”

Sooke Parks and Trails Master Plan Open House Nov 26th

One of the best things about moving to Sooke is the excellent system of parks and trails our district enjoys. From Ed MacGregor Park and the waterfront boardwalk to the Galloping Goose Trail, there’s always something to do in some beautiful park in Sooke. Today when I went to grab the best cappuccino on theContinue reading “Sooke Parks and Trails Master Plan Open House Nov 26th”

Sooke 2008 Municipal Election Results

First of all, thanks to all Sooke voters who came out to vote this past Saturday, and at advance polls earlier this month. This important vote for your civic leaders should have the highest turnout of all levels of government, but usually doesn’t. According to CivicInfoBC, 43.71% of eligible voters turned out to vote, butContinue reading “Sooke 2008 Municipal Election Results”

Are Sooke’s Seaview Trailer Park Residents Still In Peril?

Since I first posted about the plight of the residents of the Seaview Mobile Home Park in Sooke, I’ve had quite the response from residents of the park and observers of the situation. I even had a comment the other day that was so defamatory that I was afraid to post it and I deletedContinue reading “Are Sooke’s Seaview Trailer Park Residents Still In Peril?”

Sooke’s Seaview Mobile Home Park Protected by Sooke Council

An updated on the situation I posted about last week: Last night, at the Sooke Council Chambers, the owners of the not-so-mobile homes in Sooke’s Seaview Trailer Park breathed a sigh of relief as Sooke Council unanimously passed the proposed policy on mobile home park redevelopments. The policy protects mobile home owners by requiring theContinue reading “Sooke’s Seaview Mobile Home Park Protected by Sooke Council”