Sooke PacketNews has been bought by offshore investors, said creator and former owner Britt Santowski.
“I won’t say how much money has been paid, but I will say that I’m off on a long glamping vacation with the family,” giggled Britt, euphorically. “I’ll also be getting new windows installed in my trailer home.”
Sooke PacketNews is an online newspaper that has highly engaged and sometimes highly enraged the residents of Sooke. The most popular story to date (over 38 hits!!) was probably the one where, in the summer of 2015, Bessie the brown cow had wandered away from her in-town home.
That Bessie was kept in the garage of a home on Townsend Road was a surprise to the neighbours, who first learned of Bessie’s existence when the Lost Cow signs popped up everywhere throughout town last summer, most notably on the hydro post on Otterpoint at Sooke Road.
The brown bovine was eventually located, with her backend resting gracefully in the tent of the round-about camper. The camper was enjoying a steamed milk at the time of her discover and recovery. He was looking at Hibachis in the Home Hardware flyer. She was chewing her cud, contentedly and rather unsuspecting.
The ownership transfer of Sooke PacketNews happened at 12:01 a.m. on April 1, 2061, Beijing time.
(PS Happy April Fools!)