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Recent Comments

  • From Michael Clouser on SookeSpace establishes a Sooke Makers and Artists Presence in Etsy, a certified B-Corporation on its way to IPO

    Etsy’s IPO is a Direct Challenge to Wall Street’s Beliefs

    2015/04/03 at 6:21 am
  • From James on What's up at Sooke PocketNews

    In my opinion SPN is providing much needed ‘impartial’ local content covering the Sooke region. Keep up the good work.

    2015/04/01 at 8:58 am
  • From corrie on Did you hear today's blast?

    get used to it its not the end of the world, next week is another week

    2015/03/31 at 7:09 pm
  • From Carol Mobey on New bike park in Sooke now open!

    Would love to see up dates of Sooke lived there for over 25 years and miss HOME OF SOOKE SO MUCH
    Glad to see the new bike park WAY TO GO SOOKE

    2015/03/29 at 8:43 pm
  • From Jan on Letter: Reader researches Sooke booms in greater detail, and calls for action

    I believe it is high energy metals that does even larger blasts 1000 tons out of Joyce Washington .. right across from us

    2015/03/27 at 5:08 pm
  • From Mark Arden on Letter: Reader researches Sooke booms in greater detail, and calls for action

    I am not a Resident of Sooke, or the South Island area but, these Reports are VERY DISTURBING‼️ Perhaps this may be linked to our declining Orca Population? Probably another one of Harper’s, ” Sweetheart Deals”⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️

    2015/03/27 at 8:05 am
  • From Tracy Munro on Watch for Speed Watch in Sooke

    Townsend needs this, but police need to step up to , the speeds are dangerous no respect for the people walking at all

    2015/03/24 at 1:17 pm
  • From corrie on Watch for Speed Watch in Sooke

    could use this in the playgrounds in sunriver, the drivers are relentless, probably why kids dont play there

    2015/03/23 at 4:15 pm
  • From Rick on Watch for Speed Watch in Sooke

    This would be a great idea for Rhodonite Drive near the Townsend road. People like to think it is ok to do 50, 60 70km an hour here and there are a lot of kids in the area with a lot of parked cars on the road causing a bottle-neck and the blind summit of Rhodonite.

    2015/03/23 at 2:45 pm
  • From Tani on Watch for Speed Watch in Sooke

    We have been trying to get them out on Golledge in the afternoons for 8 months alas no luck

    2015/03/23 at 2:16 pm
  • From Gaynor Gauthier on Bracing for the BOOM

    Thanks for the article Shannon and Britt! I’ve been following this “mystery” for quite some time now… and watch the ensuing mild amusement to outright panic that erupts on Facebook every time a noisy truck rumbles down the road or a local developer does some blasting.

    Just curious what all these explosions across in the USA are doing to the integrity of our buildings? When the ground rumbles and wobbles so often, however slight, surely it begins to damage foundations at some point?

    Perhaps these constant, earthshaking blasts are why BC Hydro is SO concerned about the damn at Jordan River. If they aren’t… maybe they should be!

    2015/03/18 at 1:33 pm
  • From Doni Eve on Bracing for the BOOM

    Thanks Shannon and Britt for tracking this all down. Enquiring minds want to know!

    2015/03/18 at 11:47 am
  • From Ailsa Wright on Are you a non-profit in Sooke looking for money? These workshops can help!

    Awesome to see these kind of learning opportunities offered in Sooke! Well done.

    2015/03/16 at 2:01 pm
  • From Michael Clouser on Are you a non-profit in Sooke looking for money? These workshops can help!

    Nice to see such a workshop for educating of our local non-profit organizations. Clicks all around for the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre (SRVC).

    2015/03/14 at 6:33 am
  • From Michael Clouser on Minimum wage moves up a mimimum amount

    This article reminded me of some reading I did a few years ago on the working poor — in fact one book was named just that: the Working Poor in America as I recall. Your cartoon was especially good here and fitting — the guy below in the ditch just keeps working harder and digging a deeper hole for himself, the other guy above keeps telling him that working harder is the only way out, yet he could help pull this guy out from the hole. He could find a way, such as throwing a rope down and pulling him out, if not by himself, with his friends.

    With this thought in mind I share an infographic I found on Canada’s working poor. See

    2015/03/12 at 3:46 pm
  • From Michael Clouser on Happy IWD (International Women's Day) 2015

    Nice cartoon! Thought I’d share this article of interest.

    TechCrunch: International Women’s Day – Thoughts on Gender and STEM

    2015/03/11 at 6:57 am
  • From Michael Clouser on The sharing economy: a new paradigm shift for both entrepreneurs and consumers

    Indeed the sharing economy is here and with it creating great fields of opportunities for entrepreneurs. There are dozens of diamonds in the rough here in Sooke alone as Britt points out. Let’s go get ’em!

    2015/03/11 at 6:53 am
  • From Michael Clouser on Sooke's Maja Tait addresses women in business at IWD celebrations, March 8

    What a wonderful event and we are so fortunate in Sooke to have such great women around us, and a beautiful mayor as well, both inside and out. One of the ways we can bridge the equality gap in the West, including in Canada, is by educating women at all levels in the sciences, technology, engineering and management areas, also known as STEM. Technology has great potential as an equalizer not only between males and females, but between class divisions, races and others. I’d like to point out a Canadian initiative that has gone local in Victoria — Ladies learning to code which my friend Erin Athene, an Executive in Residence at Accelerate Tectoria, was instrumental in bringing to the Island. How about a Sooke chapter? Any ladies want to step up to the plate and start one here?

    2015/03/11 at 6:51 am
  • From Jeff Bateman on The sharing economy: a new paradigm shift for both entrepreneurs and consumers

    Hi Britt, great post, thank you. FYI Two years back, Transition Sooke set up a local chapter of Streetbank, a collaborative consumption network. It’s pretty quiet at the moment, but it has big potential for locals who want to share useful items and find new homes for stuff they no longer need. If you ever have need of an aluminum extension ladder, for instance … 🙂 Register here to join the 88 Sookies currently enrolled:

    2015/03/10 at 3:01 pm
  • From AcademicEntrep on What's up doc, and where are you?

    The lack of doctors is a problem and constraint for the economic development of Sooke as discussed over the past year in the Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Group that meets monthly.

    One solution could be the building of a cottage hospital combined with a specialist medical service that could drive medical tourism in the region. This would help not only solve the shortage of physicians but also contribute to economic development, especially if there was an innovation component to inspire and support medical inventors.

    Financing of such a facility and service and tourist attraction might come from a 30 or 40 year municipal bond issue. This would be a substantial yet long-term investment.

    2015/03/02 at 7:36 am
  • From Rae Williamson on What's up doc, and where are you?

    why are we not looking at attracting some nurse practitioners? They can take some of the pressure of the doctors.

    2015/03/01 at 5:44 pm
  • From Mike on Artist Who Captures the Mood of the Scottish Referendum in a Kaleidoscope to Render the SookeSpace Vision in British Columbia

    I’ve seen this lady’s work. She is just so talented. Anyone who is interested in art should really look at her Google plus site. Jenna would have won portrait artist of the year hands down if she had been selected. Such a shame this talent has yet to be recognised.
    Keep up the good work.

    2015/02/18 at 8:35 am

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