You may have noticed some things have changed ’round here! That’s right, 642Blog.ca is now known as What The Sooke?! I made the decision to move the blog to this new address a few weeks ago and have been working hard to get it all put together. I found out that moving a blog isContinue reading “New Look – Back and Better Than Ever!”
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Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!
It’s not hard to see when you drive by the spectacular waterfront site that this landmark property is nearing completion. I was contacted yesterday by Prestige to let me know that they will be hiring for positions at the new hotel and conference centre, with a hiring fair of sorts occurring this Wednesday,Continue reading “Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!”
Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]
Every day I drive by the site of the new Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre on the waterfront in Sooke. It’s been fun and exciting to watch it all come together. This amazing facility is scheduled to open in February of next year, and since my last update, they’ve announced some more exciting features: TheContinue reading “Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]”
Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre
Sooke is quickly becoming one of the province’s fastest growing communities. New neighbourhoods are under construction, new parks and trails being established, and new commercial developments are being undertaken. Perhaps the most exciting of these developments is the Mariner’s Village project. Mariner’s Village is a mixed-use, multi-phase waterfront development which will include condominiums and townhouses,Continue reading “Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre”
How Many Homes Are There At Sooke’s Sunriver Estates?
…And answers to other frequently asked questions about Sunriver Estates in Sooke – one of the most popular new neighbourhoods in the greater Victoria, BC area. Because I write a lot about Sooke, I get plenty of questions about living here, working here, and of course, about the neighbourhoods. Sunriver Estates is a huge master-plannedContinue reading “How Many Homes Are There At Sooke’s Sunriver Estates?”
New Canadian Mortgage Qualification Rules Announced Today
Following a couple months of speculation, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty brought in some new regulations designed to tighten up lending practices and cool off the housing market in Canada. The government didn’t go so far as to reduce maximum amortization from 35 to 30 years, or increase minimum down payment requirements higher than 5%, butContinue reading “New Canadian Mortgage Qualification Rules Announced Today”
A Tour Through Sooke’s Sunriver Estates Subdivision [Video]
Check out this video I shot the other day of a drive through Sun River Estates in Sooke. It’s a little shakey at times – sorry – but will give you a good idea of what the neighbourhood looks like, and I also provide some information about the various amenities in Sunriver, the prices, sizes,Continue reading “A Tour Through Sooke’s Sunriver Estates Subdivision [Video]”
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”
Exciting New Ocean View Condo Development for Sooke!
Late last month, I was invited to a lunch event at the fabulous Markus’ Wharfside Restaurant to learn about two new development projects that will soon be breaking ground in Sooke. Harbour View Center is the most exciting of the two. I’d venture to say it’s probably the most important development in the last 5Continue reading “Exciting New Ocean View Condo Development for Sooke!”
Bell’s New “ER” Ad Campaign is Confusing
Telecommunications giant Bell has recently ditched their two spokesbeavers, Gordon and Frank, in lieu of a slick new advertising campaign where everything is better. Their logo has been stripped down to just the Bell name in a slim blue typeface, and now every ad you see for them with any word containing the letters ‘er’Continue reading “Bell’s New “ER” Ad Campaign is Confusing”