Elida Peers

SOOKE HISTORY: View from Sooke School: 1940

Seventy-five years ago this was the view from Sooke School looking out to the water and towards Woodward Point.

SOOKE HISTORY: Naming of Wadams Way

Olive and Peter Wadams arrived in Canada in 1929 and became significant Sooke pioneers

Pioneer family’s grandson passes

Clifford Patrick Welsh was born into Irish pioneer family in Sooke

Sooke’s oldest Canadian

Merle Barwis lived to the grand old age of 113, much of it spent in Sooke

Taylor watercolours to grace museum

Blessed as Sooke has been with generations of gifted artists, perhaps none has been more prolific than Captain P W deP Taylor.

Mary Vine Creek named for frontier midwife

Historian Elida Peers writes about the history of the Sooke area.

“Bunny” Planes laid to rest next to her husband

Long time Sooke resident passes close to 90th birthday

Long-time Sooke resident passes

Historian writes about Norma Stolth Lajeunesse 1926 to 2012

The naming of DeMamiel Stream

Historian Elida Peers provides a glimpse into Sooke's past

Margison House: 100 years old

The historical Margison House celebrates centennial

What was that? An earthquake?

Sooke's historian Elida Peers and other locals remember the 1946 eartghquake

The pig and the panel truck

Elida Peers tells the story of a fortunate pig and a not so fortunate truck driver

History: Bert Mugford and the bell

Elida Peers, historian for the Sooke Region Museum, writes about the town's past

Grant Road was a whole different place in 1942

Sooke historian Elida Peers brings Sooke's history into focus

Cemetery has long history

A short history of the cemetery at Millennium Park

Obit: John Acreman

"Man's man" John Acreman passes at age of 72, celebration of life announced

Moss Cottage moved from original site

Moss Cottage was a home to many families over the years

Driving the pilings home

Another snap shot of Sooke's past written by local historian

Jordan River in a 1920s winter

Elida Peers shares some of Jordan River's history with Sooke News Mirror readers

The legendary Frank Planes, 1923-2011

Frank Planes was the first born son of a T'Sou-ke princess.