Viewing Archive – June 2011

New Video – Sonic Drilling – Innovative Technology Used to provide Geothermal at Woodland Creek

The latest phase at Woodland Creek, on Callumwood Lane, is the first neighbourhood in Sooke to offer energy-saving, geothermal heating, cooling and hot water – technology that can reduce each home’s annual CO2 emissions by 2.5 to 5 tonnes (equivalent to the planting of one acre of trees per year).

Local TV station Shaw TV came out to a demonstration of the drilling and installation of the ground works for the geothermal program at Woodland Creek. View the video here. Shaw TV News Video of Geothermal Drilling at Woodland Creek

To complete the challenging ground drilling portion of the project, … read more

Sooke: a place where even Indiana Jones wouldn’t get bored.

Things to do in Sooke

From breaking out the hooks, lines and sinkers to strapping on a lifejacket and exploring the Pacific Ocean’s whales, Sooke, BC has just about everything you want when it comes to adventuring.

I’ve counted down my Top Four Sooke adventures below (it’s really my wife’s Top Four, as she loves to get me out of the house). And there’s always room for more. Let me know some of your faves: post me a comment here on this blog, or on the Woodland Creek Facebook page or tweet me on Twitter @Woodland_Creek!

4. Diving into Sooke Potholes.

As … read more

Keeping it Hot and Cool with Geothermal at Woodland Creek, Sooke BC

It’s no surprise to see the Vancouver Sun feature a story from time to time on one of Sooke’s awesome restaurants or the fabulous west coast beachcombing or the world famous fishing . But last weekend in the June 11 weekend paper we were thrilled to see Vancouver Sun reporter Suzanne Morphet write about the “Hot and Cool” things happening at our development in Sooke.

The article was entitled “Keeping it hot – and cool – at Woodland Creek” and it provides a great snapshot of what is attracting home buyers to Sooke and the unique features available in the … read more

Sooke Housing and the Power to Be (social)

Sooke New Home community and Power to Play

As far as social media goes, it’s safe to say I’m a newbie – and I’m OK with that. When Dad first started Totangi Properties more than 40 years ago, he operated under the motto of “take your time, but do it right.”

(This is something he also instilled in me at an early age: first, in my teens when I did a sloppy job of washing the car in order to get an allowance advance; later, when he turned his family land management and development company over to my brother Warren and I).

So when it came to social … read more

Doing the Right Thing at Woodland Creek

Once in a while something happens that get some special attention.  Sometimes its a bad thing, sometime its a good thing, and sometimes its the right thing.  At Woodland Creek my brother Warren and I set out to do the right thing.

We wanted to create a liveable community and well built homes that we would want to live in ourselves. We ignored the naysayers that suggested that you can’t build feature rich, energy efficient green homes in an affordable manner. We believed that the wonderful oceanside community of Sooke was the right place to do it. And we

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