Sooke News Mirror
The community newspaper of record for the Sooke region.
SING ALONG SOOKE Editorial Entertainment Sports/stats Page 4 NEWS MIRROR Page 8 Page 15 Page 20 2010 WINNER PADDLE POWER Stand-up paddle boarding is becoming a popular sport in Sooke. Page 20 Bruce Vogt is back to play at the Sooke Community SingAlong. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Agreement #40110541 Your community, your classifieds P26 � 75� Local man arrested for murder Members of the n Sunday, Vancouver Island Jan. 8 at Va Integrated Major a p p ro x i In Crime Unit, with mately 3:30 p.m. Cr assistance from Sooke RCMP as the Sooke RCMP, attended a resith are continuing dence in a trailer ar their investigation park on Otter Point th into the murder. Road after receivin Members of the ing a call for assisM Forensic Identifitance. Fo cation Section are When police ca arrived they found Alex Conte in currently at the cu scene where they a deceased 53-year2007 are conducting a old woman. Alex Conte, 21-years-old, was forensic examination. The identity of the victim arrested at the scene and charged with secxond is not being released at this time, pending notification of degree murder. The victim and the sus- next of kin. No cause of death or furpect were known to each other and Alex Conte is ther information is available known to police. Conte is at this time. Alex Conte was a wellcurrently in custody pending a court appearance, the known skateboarder in date and time which has not Sooke and went to Edward yet been determined. The Milne Community School. This is the first murder on suspect will appear in West Vancouver Island for 2012. Shore Provincial Court. O Steve Arnett photos Police and media were at the scene of a murder at a trailer park along Otter Point Road. Below, the forensic unit sets up to investigate the homicide. No evidence of wrong doing Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Back in October, 2011 Mayor Janet Evans advised that she instructed the RCMP to investigate how confidential information was leaked from in-camera meetings. She alleged that a particular out-spoken council- lor gave information to a Victoria daily on details of a legal services contract without council's authorization. The RCMP investigated and they could not find any evidence to support a charge under s. 117 of the Community Charter or under the s. 5 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Need Elbow Room ? Spectacular 1/3 Acre View Lots ! New Prices from $149,900 View Lots Plenty of Space ! New Homes A master planned seaside neighbourhood. Be part of nature & country living while still enjoying easy access to urban amenities. Underground services including hydro, sewer, water & natural gas. Spacious wide boulevards. Stirring southfacing ocean & Olympic Mountain views. Typical lots today are 3000 to 6000 sq ft...these are minimum 13,000 sq ft. Shelly Davis Marlene Arden www.ErinanEstates.com 250.642.6361 2� www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Your Community Food Store SOOKE We reserve the right to limit quantities 6660 Sooke Road Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm LANGFORD "Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974" 772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm We reserve the right to limit quantities AD PRICES IN EFFECT JAN 11 THRU JAN 17 2012 17, 5-A-Day for Optimum Health Fresh, Great Tasting Meat BUTCHER'S BLOCK BUTCHER'S BLOCK Fresh Lean Values Family Pak PRODUCE /lb 1pint............................................................................ Ground Beef $249 Blueberries $299 5.49kg.......................................... Farmhouse Poultry /ea lb Previously Frozen or Frozen Back Attached Legs $ 95 Approx. 2kg per bag . Whole Boneless 5 /ea 7.47kg Chicken Back Ribs $ 39 ............. 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Previously Frozen or Frozen 2/ 227g /lb 400 Royal Gala Apples 3lb bag Avocadoes $ 399 /ea + dep $ 3 pack Treats From the Hardy Bouy Candied Large SEA Salmon Nuggets $ 97 2 Digby Scallops $ /100g 372 /100g Tiger Prawns $ 89 1 Go Green Western Foods Cloth Bags General Mills 350-500g /100g use For Your Healthy Lifestyle "Secret Super Saver Specials" All Varieties, 475ml Come in Every Wednesday for our in all departments + dep. 907g NATURAL FOODS Salt Spring Island Island Bakery Organic Coffee $ 400g Knudsens Just 9 99 Organic Breads 680g Cheerios Cereal 2/ Cranberry Juice 946ml ........ Zico Coconut Water 330ml .......... Popcorn Indiana Indulgent Popcorns 170-226g .................... 2 $ 79 1 $ 99 2 + dep + dep $ 79 New World Foods Organic 5 00 $ $ Peak Frean 399 2 99 Sesame Tahini 250g .............. Nature Clean Liquid Laundry 3L.. .............. 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Island Farms Family Pack Ice Cream 4L............. ............... 1 4/ 00 5 $ 99 2 $ 99 4 $ 19 $ $ 1L Dole 398ml 1 Pineapple Aylmer Squeeze 119 � Ketchup DAIRY Island Farms Remember Your Calcium Island Farms 249 Island Farms $ 99 Buttermilk 1L................................. 1 Kraft $ 99 Shredded Cheese 380g ......... 5 Becel $ 99 Soft Margarine 907g ................. 5 Light Cream 1L ............................. $ Multipack Y ogurt 12x125g Rogers 99 Granola Cereal 700-750g $ 12's $ 5 49 Island Gold Free Range Large 299 Brown Eggs $ 429 ....................................... 400 $ 79 Post Alpha Bits, Sugar Crisp or Honeycomb Cereal 3 � Aylmer Tomato Sauce ........................... 69 � Kraft Dinner Cups .................................... 99 $ 69 Magic Moments Pudding Snacks ........ 1 $ 99 Kool-Aid Jammers Fruit Beverage 2 2/ 00 Carriage Trade Prepared Mustard .. 3 $ 39 Unico Tomatoes .................................... 1 $ 69 Diana Savory Gravy ............................... 1 $ 59 Dole Pineapple Juice ............................. 1 2/ 00 Catelli Smart Pasta ............................. 4 $ 99 Golden Boy Sultana Raisins .................. 2 2/ 00 Campbell Creation Soup ..................... 4 $ 49 Christie Premium Plus Crackers ...... 4 $ 79 Old El Paso Taco Shells ....................... 2 $ 99 Old El Paso Salsa or Picante Sauce . 2 $ 79 Ken L Ration Kibbles N Bits Dog Food 4 $ 49 Purina Cat Chow ...................................... 7 $ 99 Jonny Cat Scoop Cat Litter .................. 6 $ 99 Glad Garbage Bags ............................... 8 $ 99 White Swan Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 6 $ 99 White Swan Jumbo Paper Towels ....... 5 2/ 00 Sunlight Liquid Dishwashing Detergent 3 Texana Long Grain White or Brown Rice .. 2/ Kraft Miracle Whip 890ml Salad Dressing 340-400g $ $ 1L 680ml Ronzoni 650ml 429 58g Pasta Sauce 4x99g 10x180ml + dep. Safflo 229 369 645ml Sunflower Oil 796ml $ $ 325ml Pacific 370ml 1L + dep. Evaporated Milk 375g 750g + dep Lea & Perrin 142ml 139 169 540ml Worsestershire Sauce 900g $ $ 1L 125-133g Nestle Quick 700ml 650ml Chocolate 1.8kg 2kg Vlasic 299 259 429 Dill Pickles 8kg 40's $ 12's Carnation 750g Coffee Mate 6's $ 500ml Pizza Pepperoni Provolone & Salami Per 100g DELI 79 Healthy Choices in our Bulk Foods Scotch Mints BAKERY 69� 69� 119 49� 99 � Per 100g $ Jamaican Patties Coleslaw From Our Hotcase 2 49 � /ea 100g Juice Berries 100g Bran Muffins White or Whole Wheat Kaisers $ 89 6's 6's $ ....................................... Corn Dog Hickory Smoked Almonds 100g ...................................... $ 1 379 Carrot Cake Squares $ 89 6's $ 1 29 /ea � /100g 99 Dry or Honey Roasted Peanuts 100g Alpine Grain Bread $ 39 454g 6's 2 Strawberry Rhubarb Pie $ 49 660g 4 3 Senior's Day Thursdays � Save 10% on Most Items www.westernfoods.com SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 3 Up Sooke SIGN UP THOSE INTERESTED IN signing up for Sooke Minor Fastball can do so on Saturday, Jan. 14 at SEAPARC Leisure Centre from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. LOOKING BACK A glance through the Sooke News Mirror archives... Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 Work has ground to a halt on the public boat launch on the property adjacent to the Prestige Hotel. It allears all of thje necessary referrals were not received before work began on the construction of the $1.6 million boat launch, dock and float. An application process which began in November, 2010, for a foreshore lease has not yet been granted from the provincial Integrated Land Management Bureau(ILMB) under the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. The senior land officer for the coast operations division of the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations, Doug Berry, stated in an email to Councillor Herb Haldane, that the province cannot authorize any worl on Crown land/foreshore unless a land tenure has been issued/signed by the province. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 Area suffers widespread water damage A thick blanket of late December snow followed by a huge amount of New Year rain has resulted in damages ranging from flooded basements to road washouts across the Island in general, and the Sooke area in particular. By late last week district engineering staff were still dealing with a backlog of concerns raised by several full days of pounding rain. District councillor Ron Dumont said the Ayre Manor Lodge had been threatened by moving water but efforts to prevent its entry into the facility had been successful. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 New trail project for Island A new improved trail system will allow hikers, bikers, horseback riders and walkers to travel all the way from Sidney to Lake Cowichan on one unbroken trail. The government of British Columbia, the Capital Regional District and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are partnering on a $1.2-million project to construct a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. The new 24-km route will connect existing recreational trails in the regional districts. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1991 Sooke man off to join ship in Gulf Chief Petty Officer, Bob MacKay, of Sooke, takes pride in the fact that he has one of the riskiest jobs in the "navy." He's a member of the elite Fleet Diving Unit, which specializes, among other things, in bomb disposal, and as of next Saturday he will be aboard HMCS Protecteur in the Persian Gulf, as one of two bomb disposal experts aboard that vessel and ready, if necessary, to disarm floating mines or, in the event of war, a stray missile that might hit the ship but not explode. CPO MacKay, 39, a veteran of 21 years in the navy, left Sooke at 4 am last Saturday for Washington D.C. to be briefed by US authorities before proceeding on to the Persian Gulf to join Protecteur. Another Sooke resident, Petty Officer George Cox, also a member of the diving unit, travelled with CPO McKay to Washington D.C. for the training period. However he will return to Sooke for another couple of weeks before proceeding to the Gulf. INTERESTED IN THE ARTS? THE CAPITAL REGIONAL District is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Arts Advisory Council. For details on responsibilities and how to apply, visit www.crd.bc.ca/arts APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Christine Vopel photo A heron sculpture looks stunning as it is silhouetted against the skyline at Gordon's Beach. Volunteer firefighters recognized Sooke is known as the volunteer capital of BC. The volunteers at our Sooke Fire Department are a great example of true volunteerism. Did you know that our fire department will be 100 years old this year? The Sooke Fire Department was founded by and has been operated and supported by volunteers over those 100 years, making it the successful department it is today. There are currently 25 active volunteers with five recruits in training. In addition, there are fiev volunteer fire safety educators and one volunteer fire inspector. The volunteers are supported by five full-time paid members. Each year the volunteers put in approximately 6,500 hours of training, attending courses, participating in public service programs and working at community events. In addition, they spend approximately 4,000 hours each year responding to fire calls, motor vehicle accidents and other medical emergencies. Add it up, that is an amazing 10,500 hours a year of volunteer service for our community. Do they get paid? Not really! In the evening hours three volunteers are paid a nominal amount. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. a volunteer duty officer is available to answer calls and receives $3.26 an hour. A two-person volunteer duty crew is also on duty each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to ensure an immediate three person response. They each receive $2.80 an hour. The rest of the calls are done on a purely volunteer basis with no cost to the taxpayer. The district pays an annual stipend to the Firemen's Association which they use for social and other activities. This is a huge time commitment for many of the volunteers who have full-time jobs, families and other life commitments. So, the next time you see firemen at the hall in the evening, training, working at an accident scene or you see them at a fire, they are doing it for nothing, as volunteers for you and our community. Think about and appreciate the time they are spending away from their families helping you and me. The fire department currently has openings for an additional 10 volunteers. It is a great group to work with so if you are interested please phone or drop by and talk to the fire chief. Wendal Milne Mayor VOTE FOR A NEW NAME WINKS IS CHANGING its name and they want your input. Look in the Sooke News Mirror for the ballot form and choose from Sooke River Store and Grill or Milne's Landing Store and Grill. VOTING CLOSES ON Jan. 20. TAKE A PEEK AWARENESS FILM THIS Wednesday at EMCS, at 7 p.m. SEE "2012: TIME for Change." Did You Know? December 2011 stats. Sooke to Sidney sales down 1% over December 2010. December 2011 Sooke had: 0 land/lot sales � 21 Sales (including /house/ mobiles/condos/townhouses) 6 under $300,000 6 between $300,000-$400,000 4 between $400,000-$500,000 5 between $500,000-$600,000 Nothing over $600,000 Average Days on Market (DOM) 94 Days Average Sale Price $357,152 Thumbs Up! TO THE SURFRIDER'S Association members who cleaned up China Beach this past weekend. TO ED AND staff at the Edge for having one of the 10 best restaurants on Vancouver Island. GREAT DOUBLE WIDE 17-7111 West Coast Road $134,900 Beautifully updated and maintained. 3 Bdrm 1.5 Bath large mobile. Wood stove, newer back deck. Large lot with shelter for car or RV. Easy showings. BEST PRICED MOBILE IN SOOKE! 7-2615 Otter Point Road $34,900 Clean as a whistle 2 Bdrm mobile on large lot. All appliances included. Family friendly, Approved pets allowed. Great value! MARLENE ARDEN Buying or selling.... call me! "Living Sooke.... Loving Sooke Selling Sooke" 250.642.6361 www.sookelistings.com 55+ CLUB Join me every second Thursday of each month for coffee, cake, prizes and of course a chance to catch up with your friends. Also, take advantage of your 15% discount on most products on your special day. Make sure to enroll in our REWARDS program to get additional savings on future purchases. Talk to me and I will ll out the forms for you. Karen Customer Service HELPING PEOPLE LIVE BETTER LIVES Next Seniors Day: Thursday, Jan. 12 Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-2226 4 � www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Village Food Markets Fresh Meat t Northridge Farms A.A.A. Beef Top Round The Next Featured Giveaway Sponsored by Village Food Markets You May Be One of the Five Lucky Winners of a $100 Gift Certificate for Village Food Markets or a Kitchen Aid Professional Mixer Good Luck!! The More You Shop The More Chances You Have to Win!! 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Ground $ 99 2 /lb $ 98 4 ea Kiwi Fruit .............. 2 Fresh Boneless/Skinless Fresh Chicken Thighs $9.90/kg 4 /lb Schneider's Country Natural Sliced $ 49 Chicken $2.84/kg......... 1 /lb Schneider's Country Natural $ 29 $ 49 $ 99 $ 32 California Celery $1.50/kg .............68 /lb Mangoes............... 2/$300 Washington Jumbo � Ecuador Meats 175g, Excluding Turkey 2 Pacific Caught $ 49 ea ea Wieners 375g............... 2 ea Mitchell's Regular or Less Salt Whole Red Onions $1.28/kg...58/lb Peppers 2 lb bag......... $398 ea River Ranch � Mixed Coloured Schneider's Oh Natural Meatless Breaded Nuggets, Burgers or Meatballs 435g, Frozen 4 $ 99 Bacon 500g................... 4 ea Fresh Romaine Hearts 5 2/$ 00 Organic Broccoli $3.70/kg..........$168 /lb Green Wasabi Deluxe Sea Food Fresh Snapper Fillets $ 32 ............... Rainbow Trout 1 /100g /100g Blue Tide Large Cooked Frozen 1 Shrimp Ring 340g $ 99 8 ea Bulk Foods Raw Almonds/ Sesame Glazed Almonds 600-1.13kg 10 ea Peas........ Chocolate Covered Walnut /100g $ 29 $ 49 1 /100g Fruit Mix $119 /100g No Sugar Added Chocolate Covered Banana Slices $ 19 1 Halves or Pieces $ 19 2 /100g Almonds 199 /100g Deli Regular, Smoked, Cajun Pastrami $ 49 .................................... 1 4 Baker y $ Made From Scratch Cheese /100g Focaccia Bread 454g......... $ 49 2 ea Macaroni Chicken Breast..................... Chicken Breast..................... All Varieties /100g Stuffed (with apple brie, cordon swiss, broccoli & cheese) ea 1 $ 99 3 $ 69 Salad.............................................. Irish Family Size Meat or Vegetable HAM................................................... Lasagna................................... Made From Scratch 19 1/100g Greek Style $ 49 Bran Muffins 6 Pack...................$449 ea Pita Bread 5 Pack........................... 2 ea $ 49 1/100g Cinnamon $ 49 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip $ 99 Raisin Bagels 6 Pack.................. 3 ea Cookies 12 Pack.............................$399 18 ea ea Grocer y Kraft Friskies Canned Coca-Cola 2/$ 00 8 12 Pack......... Aquafina Chef Boyardee Canned Water 24s.................. Pasta $ 99 +dep 425g................. +dep 99� ea Pizza Sauce 89� 213ml............... Cat Food Old El Paso ea 386g................ Taco Shells 2/$ 00 5 18's.............. Unico Chick Peas/Lentils or Island Bakery Premium 100% Carnation 99� ea Quaker Chewy Whole Wheat Bread 99� 570g ea Kidney Beans 99� 540ml................ ea Campbell's Cascade Jumbo Hot Chocolate 2/$ 00 5 10's............... Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktails 2/$ 00 7 1.89L............ +dep Crisco Granola Bars Value Pack $ 99 3 364g................. ea Paper Towels $ 99 3 6's................... ea Chunky Soup 2/$ 540ml............ Rogers Oat Flakes or 400 $ Porridge Oats $299 1.35kg ea Vegetable Oil $ 99 4 1.42L............... ea Frozen Cheemo Delissio Pizzas 397-927g...... Dair y $ Naturegg Omega 3 499 ea White Eggs $ 99 Dozen............ 349 Natural Foods Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 2/$ 946ml........ 400 Perogies Punch 907g............. $ 99 1 ea Lucerne Sensation Bars 4's Valley Farms $ 59 4 ea Dairyland Organic Milk 4L........................ 7 ea 7 Dairyland Half & Half or 2/$ 00 Light Cream 1L......... $279 7 Grains Bread 680g 6 ea Rice Cakes 241-255g $299 ea Saputo Island Bakery Organic Ancient Lundberg Organic Minute Maid Frozen 295ml................. 79� ea French Fries 1kg...2/$300 Li'L Ones Multipack Yogurt 8's................. 2/$ 00 Feta 400g........................$499 Breakfast Boost 250-275g $699 Margarine 907g........ $499 ea ea ea Anita's Organic Mill Fleishmann's Lactose Free S E E C O M P L E T E L I S T O F S P E C I A L S O N L I N E A T W W W. V I L L A G E F O O D M A R K E T S . C O M B.C. Transit Bus Passes, Lottery Centre, Gift Certificates and Canada Postage Stamps � We reserve the right to limit quantities � Proud member of Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 Pirjo Raits photo www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 5 Dog gone it! This passel of puppies seemed to be enjoying their outing. They were spotted outside the Sooke News Mirror office and they seemed to be enjoying barking at pedestrians. JOHN VERNON Sooke's #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991* "Sooke's Real Estate Professional" "PREC" TESTIMONIAL #134 JOHN VERNON B.A., C.H.A. "The team effort of your office really made a difference to us when we had any questions or concerns. Whether it was John answering the phone after regular hours or Cheri's amazing ability to be on time to meet with us or Melodie in the office tending to all those details made your team working together so valuable to the sale of the house." P. & M. DeOliveira Call John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS. - ALWAYS. email: John@JohnVernon.com camosun westside 250-642-5050 *Victoria Real Estate Board MLS www.johnvernon.com The Stick. Drinks and food. Wholesale and retail. M-Th 6-4 � FRI 6-5 Weekends � 7:30-4 Jan 1: Closed Twitter@thesticksooke 6715 Eustace Road � Up Otter Point Road then left on Eustace 250-642-5635 Environmental group balances jobs with old-growth protection Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Sooke Food CHI There was a time in the 1990s when an massive wedge existed between forestry workers and environmentalists. There was the `war in the woods' and various other tensionridden incidents and protests that led to acrimony and anger on both sides. Protecting the environment and retaining forestry jobs seemed to be something that could never happen. In 2010 a new environmentally-conscious organization appeared on the scene and met with a thumbs-up from both sides. The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) came up with a new goal which is to retain forestry jobs through sustainable logging practices while saving old-growth forests for future generations. Ken Wu, one of the original founders (along with TJ Watt and others) said, "an organization can't be based solely on ideals and divorced from how people make a living." The group spearheading the organization approached forestry workers, first in the Cowichan Valley, and the derision started to wear away. "We started to make alliances with forestry workers," said Wu. Many of the ties that bind the two sides are the goals of the AFA; protection of the last remaining old-growth forests, and banning export of raw logs to foreign mills. The problem now is that the B.C. government is opening up Chinese markets, where large scale manufacturing can be set up very, very fast, said Wu. "It's just a matter of time until they (the Chinese) start phasing out imports and shift to raw logs," stated Wu. He said this is "dangerous" because it is a lose, lose situation for British Columbia forests and forestry workers. Old-growth forests are on the decline as they are logged now as they were in the past. The forestry companies are slow at re-tooling the machinery to handle second-growth logs and developing value-added wood industries. The alliance believes we should be logging second-growth at a slower rate, a more sustainable rate of cut and be manufacturing wood products in B.C. There are other items as well on the alliance's platform and they have instituted an on-line petition in an effort to get the B.C. government to protect old-growth forests and forestry jobs. The Ancient Forest Alliance is not seeking charitable status because they feel they can be more effective in leveling stronger criticisms and gaining stronger support from politicians and political parties based on their stance. The AFA would like the government to undertake a provin- cial old-growth strategy that will inventory old-growth forests in B.C. and protect them where they are scarce. Sustainable logging practices (which might include selective logging) on second-growth forests and an end to raw log exports are also in the alliance's goals. As environmentalists the AFA differs in that they realize jobs are important. "There is a social pressure to make a living and we have to have a plan for economy at the same as environmental protection," said Wu. "People need a way to work." AGM January 30 Monday Sooke Harbour House Potluck Supper 6:30 pm AGM 7:30 NEED IT? RENT IT! From BOBCATS to CARPET CLEANERS ....and everything in Between! U Haul Trucks, Moving Supplies, & boxes. Full Feature Movies S.T.E. RENTALS Sooke Tools & Equipment Rentals 6228 Sooke Rd @ Butler Bros Complex 250-642-0337 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE SERIOUS COFFEE on the Big Screen at THE OPEN LENS on Facebook for Listings Fri-Sat 7pm ...Check SOOKE Shelly Davis Managing Broker OUTSTANDING VALUE!! Very private 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Townhouse. This totally private end unit with new floors unit has greenspace all around. Featuring: 2 interlocking brick patios with tiered garden bed border, skylights, vaulted ceiling, propane fireplace with fan, huge master ensuite with jacuzzi tub, balcony off mstr bedroom, dining room, modern kitchen with bay eating area, single car garage. One of the nicest units in the complex. Was originally custom built with many extras. $279,900 Great Family or Partnership Venture Located just before Sooke Potholes. 63.38 acres. Gorgeous mountain area zoned RU2. Subdivision process already started. 2 homes on property. One 1994 large "Lindel Plan" home with lots of recent renovations and quality upgrades and finishings. 3 level with 4 bedrooms 3 baths. 2nd home is large 1999 double wide custom ordered. This property has lots of possibilities. Upper property has fantastic views and level areas. $999,999 Affordable Water Front Imagine your own lake front property! This daily get away, includes 80ft of waterfront, private dock, and 1 acre of country paradise. A New Home with almost 2000sqft, 3 BR, 2 BA, den, granite counters, h/w floors,& vaulted ceilings. Room to build a shop. Warranty,& HST included to qualified buyer. Will consider trade. A great time to buy, and a great deal at www.lorendasimms.com $459,900! Marlene Arden Tim Ayres Michael Dick Allan Poole Marlene Arden Lorenda Simms Tammi Dimock Allan Poole Lorenda Simms 6739 West Coast Rd. ~ 250-642-6361 ~ Visit our listings at www.rlpvictoria.com 6 � NEWS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Kyle Dunn photo Reader's Photo of the Week Reader Kyle Dunn took this shot of trees silhouetted against the beach front. Reader's Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. Send the editor your good quality jpegs: editor@ s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com along with an explanation of where they were taken. We will publish them as space permits. Have You Got Bottles? Have You Got Drive? That Equals a Sooke Bottle Depot BOTTLE DRIVE! Want to raise money for a school trip...Maybe you need new equipment for your Baseball team, or would like to support a local charity? We can help you! The Sooke Bottle Depot Would like to help you with your bottle drive! Bottle drives are a proven fund raiser! Not only will we provide you with all the information you require to run a successful drive, but we will provide the bags and a sorting area for your convenience! So drop into The Sooke Bottle Depot For More Information! We pay full deposit on ready to drink beverages except Milk and Milk Products...also, full deposits on Wine and Spirit Bottles and all Imported Beer Bottles! We are Located at 2032 Idlemore Road, Sooke B.C. Phone: 250-744-8906 and leave a message! New reporter at the Mirror A graduate of the UVIC writing program, Christine Vopel has previously written for a number of publications including The Barnacle, Gulf Islands Driftwood, Island Writer, The Martlet. When not in the office writing articles she can be found surfing winter waves at her favourite beaches. She is also an avid outdoor rock climber, snow boarder and surf kayaker. Christine is a new and rescue experience. A world traveller at heart, Christine taught English for a year-and-ahalf in South Korea and travelled through South America. Born and raised on Salt Spring Island, Christine has now embraced Sooke as her new home and looks forward to getting to know more people in the community and telling the stories they want to share and hear about. 50% more retail space! Come see what's new! Check out the Goldstream News Gazette and the Sooke News Mirror each Wednesday for our weekly flier. During our store improvements We're open Christine Vopel member of the Sooke Coast guard Auxiliary, Volunteer Fire Rescue and has some search Clearance prices up to 70 off on selected merchandise throughout the store to make way for exciting new products. % Proud sponsors of the local SPCA and Victoria's Transition House. Pet friendly store too! 250-642-4491 #2-6631 Sooke Rd Zumba Classes Sat. @ 10am Wed. @ 7pm LANGFORD West Shore Town Centre curves.com New members only. Valid only at participating clubs. Free week may be exchanged for a special first visit discount. Not valid with any other offer. � 2011 Curves International, Inc. Zumba�, Zumba Fitness�, and the Zumba Fitness logos are registered trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC. Used with permission. John Horgan MLA Juan de Fuca NEED HELP? > Dealing with transportation or residential tenancy issues? > Have a question about WorkSafe BC? > Problems with senior's care? Please contact my community office regarding any provincial program or matter. John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca Community Office Monday�Friday 10am�4pm 800 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC T: 250-391-2801 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.johnhorgan.com SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 7 Sooke's working waterfront ELLEN BERGERUD Camosun Westside 2042 Otter Point Rd. WANDER THIS WONDERFUL WATERFRONT PROPERTY AND FALL IN LOVE! BEAUTIFUL HOME, 250-818-6441 Mature Garden, PEBBLE BEACH and only Minutes to Victoria! Features include a Lovely NATURAL WATERFALL and STUNNING ROCK SEAWALL. Ready to Suite for Extra Income or Family. True European Workmanship!! Lots of Space for Hobbies, Huge Family Room for the Kids or Grandkids, Walkout Basement, Wrkshp, Storage... B&B or Vac. Home. Call me to show you! Must be seen. Great Value! Call Ellen to View! CALL ELLEN BERGERUD (250)818-6441 VISIT MY WEBSITE: realestatesooke.com for more info JOHN VERNON, PREC WORTH THE MOVE TO SOOKE EXHILARATING OCEAN & OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS $539,900 2132 FIRWOOD PLACE If you love quality craftsmanship & are passionate about the use of natural materials then look no further. Stunning ocean & mtn views.You simply must see this unique, West Coast inspired, one of a kind custom designed 3BR+den/of ce, 2BA family executive home. Featuring entertainment size LR w/French doors to 2 lvl, south facing deck. Cozy fam rm w/custom slate FP. Gourmet kit w/Gibralter solid surface counters, Douglas r cabinets. Ocean view MBR suite has it's own deck & ensuite bath w/corner soaker tub & sep shower. Plus 5' crawlspace. Beautifully landscaped, very private .46ac. featuring pond with waterfall. Circular driveway. Sep garage & garden shed. Just steps to bus, schools, shopping and beaches. Truly a rare nd & a must see. MLS#301989. 250-642-5050 SRHS photo The harbour in Sooke was once a very active place. One hundred years ago the base of Maple Avenue on Sooke Harbour was the scene of the village's most important economic enterprise, the J H Todd & Sons fishtraps operations. Beginning in 1904, the Todd's method of catching salmon had an enormous impact on Sooke's development. In a community with a population of only a few hundred people, the Company provided paycheques for a workforce some forty or fifty men. Slightly left of center, we observe the tower of the piledriver rising above the waterfront structures. Were we able to see detail more clearly, we would note that Maple Avenue heads downward from the main Sooke Road, on the right of the building in the photo's center, towards the water where it joins with the J H Todd wharf. Starting from the photo's left, the white building is the Todd webshed, the smaller white building behind it is the cookhouse where the men ate their meals, and the darker building on the same level is the Company bunkhouse. In front of the bunkhouse is the wire shed, where the rolls of wire were stored, with the pile driver standing nearby. Alongside the piledriver is a coal-burning vessel used by Todds prior to their use of vessels of their own design. The next building is the tar shed; next a small shorefront cabin lived in by fishtraps worker Fred Underwood and his family. The cannery building is the next large building in line. Directly above the cannery roof in the photo is the Robert Muir house, "Springside", which had been built in 1884. Were it still standing today, Springside's graceful two-storey structure would be seen to the east of Caldwell Road, if one were driving along West Coast Road. Our local coastline from Beechey Head to Kirby Creek (Coal Creek) was dotted with the massive pile-driven fishtraps structures which extended almost half a mile into the Strait to intercept salmon on their way to their home rivers to spawn. In 1918 a similar group operating in Port Townsend came to Sooke to join with Todds to form Sooke Harbour Fishing and Packing Company, an enterprise which continued operating until 1958. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum Photos:www.johnvernon.com JOANNE COOPER WONDERFUL WESTCOAST LIFESTYLE! Feel like you are on vacation all year long. This 3 bed 3 bath home has been tastefully updated to create a delightful and comfortable home. Open plan with wood oors offers relaxed and cozy living with panoramic ocean views. Upstairs, the master bed suite with vaulted ceiling looks out over Gordon's Beach to the Strait and Olympic Mts. Oversize garage and separate studio. Offered at $495,000. 250-642-4100 www.sookerealty.ca BRUCE & LINDA MACMILLAN SPECIAL OFFER! NEW TOWNHOME $299,900 & STRATA FEES FREE FOR A YEAR! LOVE TO WALK! New spacious 3 bed 3 bath townhomes on the trail system and short stroll to village centre. Built by Stellar Homes with attention to detail, the open plan with wood oors, replace, abundance of windows, coved ceilings and deluxe en-suites, are excellent value in today's market. Call to view the show home and be impressed! www.sookehomes.com 250-642-4100 For ALL your REAL ESTATE Needs! PRICED TO SELL! SIMPLY STUNNING SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED!!! NEW PRICE IMMEDIATE POSSESSION!!! QUALITY WORKMANSHIP $324,900 Quality built brand new half duplex in convenient location. Featuring 1433 sq. ft., 3 beds, 3 baths, 9ft. ceilings, granite counter tops. Attention to detail & quality finishings sets this home apart from the rest. Single car garage. Private, level, landscaped and fenced rear yard, Appliances included & 10 yr. new home warranty. Price includes HST. A must see! $159,900 IMMEDIATE POSSESSION! Over 1,300 sq ft double wide manufacture home. This 2 bed/2 bath home is in pristine condition, situated at the end of a quiet culde-sac. Great deck, 20'x15' workshop/ shed, fenced yard. Steps to the Sooke River Potholes and right beside the Galloping Goose Trail. Great for the outdoor enthusiast !! $349,000 $324,900 Great Starter Home or Investment Property!! This 2 Level home is located on the Bus Route close to Sooke's Town Core! Features 4 beds, 2 baths, Hardwood Floors & Sunny Deck. Large Family Room with wood stove downstairs. In-Law Potential! Single Car Garage. Sits on 0.17 acres with fenced back yard. Ready for your ideas, loads of potential! Recently updated!! Situated on 2 TENT LOTS this OCEAN VIEW, 2 storey family home features 1900+/- sq ft, 3+Beds, 2 Baths, Full Basement (suite potential?). Large Rec Room, Level Yard, Great Parking. Located in Sooke town core, walking distance to schools, bus and shops. Zoning allows houses with LEGAL Suites. 4 PLEX POTENTIAL! ATTENTION INVESTORS IDEAL HOLDING PROPERTY! $771,000 Stunning views that capture both sides of Mt Matheson, the Sooke Basin, Victoria & Mt Baker. This custom built home has been lovingly maintained. Main level is warm & inviting. Great entertaining on large deck off dining areas. Stainless steel appliances. Separate garage with washroom designed for a man cave car buff or create the studio of your dreams. BRENDAN HERLIHY RAINEE MAYO DEANA UNGER SHAYNE FEDOSENKO JACQUIE JOCELYN Your Sooke Real Estate Professionals Jacquie Jocelyn Nancy Vieira Rainee Mayo Shayne Fedosenko Deana Unger Stacey Scharf Sue Daniels Managing Broker Diane Alexander Brendan Herlihy Kerstin Sykes Andy Leimanis Mike Williams Fiona Phythian Daniela Novasadova PembertonHolmes.com | 2�6716 West Coast Road, Sooke | t: 250-642-3240 8 � EDITORIAL www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR EDITORIAL OUR VIEW Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Christine Vopel Reporter The Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 112--6660 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A5 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM A new council, a new outlook here is something strange going on at city hall. At first it was hard to put a finger on exactly what was different then it became apparent. There was no dissension, no arguing and no frustration. People had smiles on their faces rather than frowns. While it is still in the honeymoon stage, council appears to be working together very amicably. The other surprising thing was the number of people who came to council just to watch and listen to the proceedings and not necessarily get up and ... council complain. Although council appears to was willing to listen if they did. Moving the Committee be working of the Whole meeting to after together... the regular council meeting rather than dedicating a whole other Monday night to it was another positive step. This is also a way to save the taxpayers some dollars by combining the meetings and not having as many staff members attend the meetings helps as well. Another interesting turn was that the people in the gallery, council and staff interacted and chatted with each other at the end of the meeting, rather than getting out of there as fast as they could. The business of the district is getting done and the meetings (at least so far) are not going on until the bum numbing stage. This is what happens when you have a council that respects each other and listens without rancor to opinions. Not everyone is going to agree all the time, but for now they do and it was, in a word, pleasant. How many council reporters can say that? T Open letter re: Oil tanker traffic Honorable Peter Kent Minister of the Environment Ottawa, Canada Dear sir: I am the elected Regional Director for the Juan de Fuca located on Vancouver Island. I wish to add our voice to the many British Columbians that oppose increased oil tanker traffic through the Juan de Fuca Strait and west coast of Vancouver Island. My constituents between East Sooke and Port Renfrew, including the Pacheedaht and T'Sou-ke First Nations are totally dependent on the pristine, unspoiled and natural state of the shoreline and ocean. Our livelihoods and daily lives are intertwined with our coastal waters including Federal and Provincial Marine Parks such as the West Coast Trail , China Beach, and French Beach and one of the world's greatest natural reefs and fishing areas, the Swiftsure Bank. The Swiftsure Bank is located at the western entrance to the Juan de Fuca Strait and supports a concentrated mass of surface life including krill, shrimp, herring, pilchards, salmon, killer whales and humpback whales. Transport Canada's positioning of Buoy Juliet has forced all Seattle and Vancouver freighter traffic to converge in a two mile corridor directly over the bank and without Canadian pilots on board, a major collision is inevitable. Increased crude oil tankers traffic will only increase the odds of an environmental catastrophe. An environmental disaster involving crude oil would be devastating for the Juan de Fuca residents. Before granting permission for the expansion of the Kinder Morgan's export of crude oil from Vancouver, we ask that you conduct meaningful consultations with the residents of Juan de Fuca, the Pacheedaht First Nations and the T'Sou'ke First Nations. Until then, we are opposed to any increased oil tanker traffic through the Juan de Fuca Strait. Sincerely, Mike Hicks Regional Director Juan de Fuca How to reach us: General: Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Publisher: Rod Sluggett email@example.com Office Manager: Harla Eve firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Pirjo Raits email@example.com Reporter: Christine Vopel firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Rod Sluggett, Joan Gamache email@example.com Circulation: Joan Gamache firstname.lastname@example.org Production Manager: Steve Arnett email@example.com Creative Services: Frank Kaufman firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds: Harla Eve, email@example.com Vicky Sluggett Otter Point Emergency Management Hello Otter Point neighbours, and others in the Capital Regional District. As the Otter Point Community Coordinator of the Juan de Fuca Emergency Management Program I am bringing to your attention a generally unknown program of appreciable importance to us all. The Pod Program relates to community self-rescue and management in the event of a significant and isolating disaster. While the time to assistance often quoted is 72 hours this may be very wishful thinking, Several weeks may be more realistic in the case of an exceptionally large snowfall, rain and wind storms with road destruction or a large earthquake/tsunami event. The Otter Point District is divided into 34 `pods,' approximately 25 households in each, geographically close neighbours. Ideally each pod has a `pod captain' and an assistant who know of any particular skill specialties within their pod as well as of those who may require assistance in times of isolation or prolonged power loss/habitation destruction or damage. This type of response happens now on an ad-hoc basis as we saw in the great wind storm of 2006 however, the pod system considers longer term isolation, and is a more formal network with greater communication and potentially life saving rescue and intervention assistance. As the local coordinator I have access to a limited store of emergency supplies and lines of communication for outside critical assistance as available, however the idea is for neighbours to take care of neighbours. Remember -- help from outside is busy taking care of themselves. I invite all residents in the CRD, and especially the Otter Point District to 1. determine their pod number - a good map is found on the Otter Point Fire Department website, public info page under OP Emergency Planning Committee and the O.P. Pod Map link. 2. Get to know your neighbours. 3. Consider being a pod captain, or re-registering as one through myself at your earliest convenience. Records are sketchy so if you are currently a pod captain, have disaster useable skills or would like to record any particular needs you may have (wheel chair-bound perhaps) please let me know. This is not high maintenance stuff, but something we should all know about before hand, rather than after. For more information on the Juan de Fuca Emergency Management Program or the Otter Point Emergency Pod System please contact me, Al Wickheim at www.info@ wilderquestadventures.com - 250642-5124, cel 250-661-7123 or go to www.JDFEM.com. Al Wickheim Otter Point Community Coordinator Juan de Fuca Emergency Management Program 2010 WINNER Agreement #40110541 SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com LETTERS � 9 We asked: Are you happy with the new Townsend Road intersection ? It's a waste of money. What's up with all the islands? Rita Fraboni I think it shouldn't be here in the first place. If Sooke wants to spend money onsomething, why not a new road? Fycher Becraft I like it but everyone has different views. We need pedestrian lights there as well. It's too dangerous right now. We need one more left light on the McDonald's side. Raj Singh They had to do something. Hopefully they can improve it down the road. Martin Swift Feature listing YOUR VIEWS Animals should be loved Mr. Aaron Bartlett's letter, Animals worthy of respect, Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, echoes my feelings towards people who cannot get along with animals. After all, animals were on this planet eons before people showed up. We animal-loving people need to raise a little hell to bring an end to the gun-happy people who needlessly slaughter animals. Bren Keetch Otter Point LETTERS other side of the street. What I would really like to see are drivers obeying the posted 30/ kmh speed limit that is in effect from the south end of Townsend to just beyond the CASA access point. It happens far too rarely when considering how many young moms with their kids walk along Townsend to access the CASA services. So, for you drivers who are raging at the inconvenience, please add some time to your drive and enjoy the view on your long roundabout trip. After all, you wouldn't want people speeding past your house would you? Mark Poppe Sooke Cannabis should be RE-legalized, regulated and taxed because it is far safer than alcohol and it is here for the duration anyway. Why keep forcing the dangerous underground black market to regulate a business that is guaranteed to continue? Citizens, including teens, who purchase cannabis may be doing so from people who also sell hard drugs which increases hard drug addiction rates. Selling the extremely popular God-given plant cannabis like alcohol would remove hard drugs from the equation. One recent study even indicates states which have legalized medical cannabis are experiencing lower alcohol usage and less traffic fatalities (Study: States That Legalized Medical Pot See Decrease, The Missoulian, Dec. 28, 2011). Stan White Dillon, Colorado ing in a cave. I do thank you for your thoughts. Reading your editorial following a full working day gave me pause to consider that perhaps in the darkness of our winter, just perhaps, we can all be a little bit heartened, not only that we seem to have a responsible new municipal council, but also by the fact that the newspaper has declared it is time for the beginning of the "silly season." I was only a little disheartened that in your attempt at "going green" you did not follow through and attempt a business plan protocol for such an endeavour. My own such future vision would include the premise that the car wash attendants and the water filters be both clothed in material made of hemp. Sort of like cheesecloth, but made of hemp fibre. And, in order to be completely in tune with every other politicallyright-left-thing-to-do, attendants -- attendents, would be equally sexed. But then, I merely throw out the suggestion. Peter Wilhelm Sooke Detour is not convenient As a resident of Townsend Rd., I agree that the new traffic islands have tightened things up. I don't think it's as bad as the previous writer suggests. Going around via Rhodonite Dr. is not very far, it adds perhaps two minutes to your trip, considering that it often takes longer than that to make a left out of Townsend, it's not a big deal. Also, it forces people turning onto Townsend to do so with more care because of the narrow lane width. I have seen many drivers make that right turn onto Townsend too fast, forcing them to swing wide toward the Response to legal marijuana issue Re: "Health officer back legal marijuana" Sooke News Mirror, Jan. 4, 2012. It's commendable that B.C. public health officers recognize the obvious pitfalls of cannabis (marijuana) prohibition however, some clarifications must be made. Cannabis may not be totally safe but it hasn't directly killed anyone in over 5,000 years of documented use. That's safety on a Biblical scale. With the changes at Townsend Rd. it is becoming absurd. Did the traffic designers miss class the day when the "KISS" principle was taught? Will ambulances have to go up and through the sub-division to get to Townsend Rd. and up and through again to get to the hospital? Will fire trucks just bump over the curb (hope no one falls off)? If someone moves to Townsend Rd. with a tractor-trailer the driver will have to back up for quite a distance before he can turn around. I will be interested to see how the snow plow negotiates that intersection. I think a good solution would be a pedestrian tunnel. Traffic impediments could be removed to improve traffic flow and there would be increased pedestrian safety. Best wishes to all as we start another New Year. Smitty K.L.Smith Shirley $479,900! Lovely 1,600 square foot Rancher on 1.25 acres in Sunny Saseenos. Bright & cheerful. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas fp, covered porch. Well maintained open concept home. Drive by 2126 Corvis Way or call me direct at 250642-6056. The new 2012 Property Assessment Notices are out. If you have received yours and feel that the new Assessed Value of your home may not accurately reflect it's Market Value call me. I would be happy to discuss the process of appealing your Assessment with you. Going green in Sooke Thank you for giving me my first "bellylaugh" of the new year. Your editorial stated that it is necessary to have both a laundromat and a car wash -- a car wash -- in Sooke in order to show by example that we have green initiatives. Please be good enough to inform your readers the length of time you have been liv- Letters Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information. Traffic flow issues For some time now, the traffic flow design for the Sooke core has seemed ridiculous. SE L L I N G S O O K E S I N CE 19 85 10 � LETTERS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Real estate markets and assessments Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Property assessments can be appealed There is no doubt the real estate market in 2011 was sluggish and that prices have softened making it an ideal time for buyers. As in most areas sales rose in the summer months and remained relatively unchanged in the winter months leading to the holiday season. In December, 2011 residential single family homes in Sooke showed 10 sales with an average price of $395,120 up slightly from the six month average of $376,250. Interesting to note is that the average price in neighbouring Metchosin was $570,000 (likely larger properties); Langford $524,059, Colwood $445,614 and Sidney $506,944. The average price for a single family home in the Greater Victoria area, which includes Sooke, was $592,582. One condominium sold in Sooke for $212,500. The average File photo 2012 Property assessment notices are out. price in the GV region was $312,066. The closest average price to Sooke's was $235,000 in Esquimalt. Townhouse sales in Sooke amounted to two with an average price of $271,250. Manufactured homes sales amounted to two with an average price of $66,000. No lots or acreages were sold in December 2011. Assessment notices Assessment notices for 2012 have been sent to homeowners. On average the local trend is a slight decrease in assessments in Sooke. The 2010 assessment roll in Sooke was $402,000, in 2012 $402,000. Property owners who feel their property assessment does not reflect the market value as of July 1, 2011 or see incorrect information on their notice should contact the BC Assessment office as soon as possible in January. They may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by January 31 for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel. The Capital assessment office is located at Ste. 102-3350 Douglas Street in Victoria. Assessments are the estimate of a property's value as of July 1, 2011 and physical condition as of October 31, 2011. The common valuation date ensures there is a equitable property assessment base for property taxation. Changes in property assessments reflect movement in the local real estate market and can vary greatly from property to property. Professional appraisers analyze current sales in the area, as well as considering other characteristics such as size, age, quality, condition, view and location. For more information on the 2012 assessment roll and regional province-wide real estate market trends, visit www.bcassessment.ca and clock on the 2012 assessment roll information link. DISCOVER YOUR LEAKING ROOF JUST WON'T HOLD UP ANY LONGER? A Metal Roof Won't Let You Down! Call for your FREE Quote Benefits of Metal Roofing Metal roofs are attractive and come in a broad spectrum of colors and designs. Metal roofing is non-combustible and provides fire resistance. Metal roofs are low maintenance and long lasting, resisting decay, discoloration and mildew. Metal roofs have excellent performance in wind resistance, water, snow, and ice shedding. They are also hail resistant. Metal roofs provide an excellent method for re-roofing existing roofs and increase your building's value. Metal roofs are energy efficient. WE'VE MOVED! 875 Viewfield Rd. 250-382-5154 The Pastor's Pen For a few weeks leading up to Christmas we greet each other with the phrase " Merry Christmas" then for a week or so we change to " Happy New Year". Why do we do this, what meaning lies behind these phrases? Why only this time of year? STOP AY THIS POINT AND PONDER THESE QUESTIONS. This past Sunday the Old Testament reading was from Numbers 6.22-27 wherein God gives Moses this blessing formula to give to Aaron and his sons with which to bless the children of Israel. "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you; the lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." "So they shall put my name on the children of Israel, (us) and I will bless them." The difference between the two? Would it not seem that God (the Lord) wants us to grant / offer His Blessing rather than "our" blessing, thereby keeping His name and His Love before us. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913 BONA FIDE GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME Why not make it your Legion ROBBIE BURNS Come Celebrate with us the 23rd birthday of Scotland's Greatest Poet Capital Regional District Notice of meeting In Support of the Sooke Pipes and Drums Sunday, January 29th, 2012 TRADITIONAL ROAST BEEF AND HAGGIS Land Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Date: Time: Place: January 17, 2012 7:00pm Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Office #2 � 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC For a mere $35.00 you will get a roast beef and haggis dinner along with some great entertainment. You will also be thrilled by the live auction and the less action packed silent auction. Limited seating. Dress - Semi-Formal. Tickets available from any member of the Sooke Pipes and Drums and at the RCL Bar. Steak Night Hosted by R Team 1. Development Permit with Variance Applications a) DP-31-11 - Lot A, Section 98, Sooke District, Plan 23047 Except Part in Plan 23938 (Waller/Letain � 6084 Timberdoodle Road) b) DP-32-11 - Lot 6, Section 44, Sooke District, Plan 1958 (Pollock � 7726 Davidson Road) 2. Development Variance Permit Application a) VAR-09-11 � Lot 20, Section 15, Otter District, Plan VIP87643 (Hacmanjek � 7574 LeMare Crescent) 3. Agricultural Land Reserve Application for Inclusion a) ALR-01-11 - Lots 1 and 2, Section 30, Otter District, Plan 13987 (Shaw � 2322 Kemp Lake Road) 4. Rezoning Application a) Z-02-11 � Lot 1, Section 36, Township 13, Renfrew District, Plan VIP50819 (Port Renfrew Recreation Centre) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation. Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon January 17, 2012 by email to email@example.com or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after January 12, 2012 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/reports/juandefucalandusecom_/2012_/ index.htm or can be viewed at our office at 2-6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. ANNIVERSARIES BIRTHDAYS GROUP PARTIES WELCOME! 6:00-7:30 PM ONLY $ 11 00 Larry Rumsby St. Rose of Lima GENERAL MEETING 7pm Tuesday Jan 24 MONDAY'S FRIDAY'S TUESDAY'S WEDNESDAY'S THURSDAY'S FRIDAY'S Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Euchre 7 pm - Pool CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SOOKE HARBOUR Texas Hold'em 6:45 pm - Pool Darts League 12:00 noon Shuffle Board 6:30 pm - Pool Cribbage 7 pm - Pool 6851 West Coast Road Pastor Eduardo Aristizabal SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00am 250.642.4822 HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES Sunday & Wednesday 10am Saturday 5pm Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy www.holytrinitysookebc.org Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Drop in Darts 8:00 pm SATURDAY MEAT DRAW SPECIAL MEAT DRAW JAN. 28, 2012 Sponsored by Brenda Parkinson EVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00P.M. KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery BLUE GRASS MUSIC 1ST AND 3RD SUNDAY UNTIL MAY 28, 2012. 2:30 - 5:00 PM SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Pastor Dwight Geiger Email firstname.lastname@example.org BURGER AND DOGS FOR SALE ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 6221 Sooke Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Children's Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue-Wed 10-2, Thurs 2pm-4pm Rev. Fr. Michael Favero SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 11 Pirjo Raits photo Christmas Bureau campaign wraps it up The 2011 Campaign, which wrapped up officially on December 30, saw a 25 per cent increase in the number of requests from clients -- a reflection of the challenging times faced by many of our neighbours. Approximately 500 hampers were provided for distribution on Wednesday, Dec. 21. "The community of Sooke and region responded to the call for assistance and support once again, in so many varied ways over the critical weeks of the initiative," stated spokesperson David Bennett. He said the cash donations totalled approximately $23,000 (a $5,000 increase over the 2010 campaign). The cash donations came from store cash boxes, SFRS campaign stations, the Spirit Festival Parade, and service clubs, to name a few. All assisted in contributing to the costs of supporting the Christmas Bureau's needs. The level of non-perishable food items donated also went a long way to supplement the bulk purchases required by the bureau. Bennett commented on the gratifying number of volunteers of all ages who gave unselfishly over the three days of sorting, packing and issuing the hampers. The Sooke Fire Rescue Service members should be acknowledged for their multiple storefront sessions, the Santa Run, and the firstever Drive Through at the Firehall. The East Sooke and Otter Point Fire Departments also contributed to the overall success of the Santa Run. Bull's Eye The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 is the venue for darts. Each Tuesday a women's dart league gets together to throw a few. Only Think you know what this local treasure is and where to find it? Drop off your answer at the Soo e in k SALVATORE'S hair design WIN A DINNER FOR 2 in our Monthly Draw Name_______________________Phone_______________ Answer_________________________________________ Enter with your correct answer and 30th Anniversary Celebration!!! Join us for cake and coffee January 12th & 13th 1982-2012 December Winner Jason Maude Where Friends Meet Hours: Lunch 11-4:30 Dinner from 4:30 2038 Otter Point Rd, Sooke 250 642-0566 www.stonepipegrill.com don't miss the bargains at our Sidewalk Sale Jan 11 � 22 Find your inner spark! Enter to Win a 12 Month Annual pass to West Shore Parks & Recreation gym. For more information go to www.westshoretowncentre.com. Contest closes January 22, 2012. 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria www.westshoretowncentre.com PROUDLY MANAGED BY OVER 75 SHOPS & SERVICES... 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The sing-along will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. This community singalong offers Sooke and neighbouring communities an afternoon of song, fun and entertainment. The songbooks, supplied at the door, provide words for 200 songs, from old time favourites, musicals, movies, folk songs to pop songs. All are chosen because they are widely known and www.realestatesooke.com 1) Ella Rd. 7292, 1 Acre, Private ...................... ....SOLD 2) Pyrite 2174, large yard.. suite potential........ $349.000 3 ) Wo o d c o c k 1 4 7 3 ... Wa t e r ' s E d g e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4 8 9 , 0 0 0 4) Seagirt 27...Idyllic seaside .......................... $798,000 5 ) S o l e n t 2 0 0 7 . . . A l m o s t Wa t e r f r o n t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Bruce Vogt has accompanied audiences at numerous Sing- Alongs in the Victoria area, and has compiled lyrics of well-known music for these popular events. He gives freely of his time and talent to encourage people to sing and share a love of music. Vogt's easy style and delightful patter earned him many new fans at his last `gig' here in Sooke. Professor Vogt is head of the Piano Department at the University of Victoria, School of Music, with a number of CDs to his credit. He has performed with the Victoria Symphony and in Europe, the United States, Japan, and across China, and has an international reputation for his interpretation of Franz Liszt's work. The event is being hosted and sponsored by the Sooke Commu- nity Choir, not as performers, but as fellow music lovers. All of the singing will be done by everyone. Entrance is by donation, with net proceeds going towards the ongoing costs of the Sooke Community Choir. Refreshments will be available. Join us at the Community Sing-Along � see and hear for yourselves how Bruce Vogt works his musical magic and brings communities together in song. And who knows? You might find you meet some new friends, or decide to join the Sooke Community Choir for their Spring session! Contributed by Gail Armitage For a FREE, NO OBLIGATION, MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME! Visit my website: Camosun Westside Call ELLEN 818-6441 realestatesooke.com BEST DEAL IN TOWN $79,900 #152 Hidden Valley Adu Park ult 2500 Florence Lake Road, Langford Newly renovated home including new siding, windows, deck, kitchen, appliances, flooring, paint, bathroom, tub, HW tank ONLY GORDON'S HOMES SALES LTD. 1-800-616-1291 www.gordonhomesales.com g 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: email@example.com website: www.sooke.ca Upcoming Public Meetings Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca Committee Volunteers Applications are invited from Sooke residents or business owners interested in serving on a Council committee. Volunteer members on committees and commissions help Council with making decisions by making recommendations. Council is currently looking for volunteers for the following committees: Sooke Economic Development Commission Finance and Administration Committee Community Grant Committee Land Use Committee Protective Services Committee Sooke Program of the Arts Committee If you are interested in volunteering please submit a completed Appointment Application form available at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall or at www.sooke.ca by 4:30 pm, Friday, January 13, 2012 to: Bonnie Sprinkling, Corporate Officer District of Sooke 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2 fax: 250-642-0541 firstname.lastname@example.org For information on the District of Sooke committees, please go to the District website www.sooke.ca. NEW LOCATION: 3170 TILLICUM RD. VICTORIA LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 16 � NEWS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Jordan River artificats reveal rich history Christine Vopel Sooke News Mirror 2012 Visitors Guide collection of trophies, drawings, and record books from the Jordan River Athletic Association arrived at the Sooke Region Museum by way of a confidential donor last month. The donation consisted of extensive material from the Vancouver Island Power Company. The artifacts and archival material spans the 40-year era from the 1910s to the1950s when Jordan River was the most active industrial, residential and social centre west of Sooke. In 1909 the Vancouver Island Power Company began the task of harnessing the Jordan River to provide electric power for the City of Victoria. Curator of the Sooke Region Museum, Lee Boyko, is excited by the historical and archival contribution. "I think that they're some of the earliest information about the dam at Jordan River and how it progressed A SRHS photo The Vancouver Island Power Company's general manager's log book is now at the Sooke Region Museum. over time," said Boyko. The engineer's journal started by plant superintendent D.I. Walker prior to WW1, proves to be the gem in the collection. Other employees added to the journal into the 1950s. It contains interesting facts such as the total output and water use for 1913 revealed on one page, while a handdrawn image of a waterwheel is on another. "The collection gives us a sense of what the community was and what the activities were. It includes the general manager's logbook about the dam flow and the series of events from that time," said Boyko. Boyko first ran the museum full time in the early 1990s and he loves working as the curator because of the variety. "You never know what's going to walk through that door, what's going to happen day to day," he said. Unfortunately, too often the museum has had to turn away donations because as Boyko says, "they're not relevant to our collection mandate." Other times the individual can not confirm legal ownership to the artifacts and this can also create issues. Dating the various donations that come through the door is a tricky business explains Boyko. "Trying to date something like an adze blade out of context is pretty much impossible. If needed we call in the experts." Radiocarbon dating, the most advanced technique used by archeologists and historians to determine the age of organic material, can theoretically be used to date anything that was alive any time during the last 60,000 years. "That's why knowing the site where the artifact was found is most important," said Boyko. The artifacts found at Jordan River are not archeological however, they are historical. The Sooke Region Museum is a community service supported, in part, by the taxpayers of the District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. Donations of artifacts and archival material given to the museum contribute to an understanding of our local history and allow the museum the chance to add to its collection of First Nations and pioneer exhibits and archives. Donations are always welcome but "the museum never purchases items" said Boyko. More information about the museum is available on its website: http://www.sookeregionmuseum.com/ Sooke to Port Renfrew ON SALE NOW! Ad Deadline February 17, 2012 Publication Date April 2012 Contact Joan or Rod at 250-642-5752 email@example.com Printed on 70lb Glossy Paper published by `Your community at your doorstep doorstep' What's Up in Sooke This Week Wed. Thurs. Fri. Jan. 11 Jan. 12 WEEDLESS WEDNESDAY If you've been thinking about it, today's the best day of the year to BUTT OUT! ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in ladies darts - 1 p.m. Shuffleboard - 6:30 p.m. Sooke ToastMasters Club Meets at Village Foods Every Wed at 7:00 pm. Guests welcome, contact Allan Eastguard at 250642-7520. UNDER THE "I" Regular bingo games are scheduled in the firemen's lounge at the municipal hall today from 12:45 to 3 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage - 7 p.m. 55 + Club Join me every second Thursday of each month for coffee, cake, prizes and of course a chance to catch up with your friends. Also, take advantage of your 15% discount on most products on your special day. Make sure to enroll in our REWARDS program to get additional savings on future purchases. Talk to me and I will fill out the forms for you. Next Seniors Day: Thursday Aug. 11. Sat. Jan. 14 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION EVERY SATURDAY Meat draw 3:00 PM Sun. Jan. 15 TREE CHIPPING Bring your Christmas tree to Sooke Home Hardware for chipping from noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Sooke Lions Club. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Blue Grass Music 1st and 3rd Sunday. 2:305:00 pm. Mon. Jan. 16 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30. Tues. January 17 YOUTH CLINIC at Harbour Family Medical Clinic 6625 Sooke Rd. New Hours, Tuesdays 4-7. 642-4233. BABY TALK Will I Ever Sleep Again? Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am at the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road 250-642-5464 for more information ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Texas Hold'em - 6 p.m., darts - 7:30 Jan. 13 VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH every Fri. 11:30-1:00 pm Holy Trinity Hall Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: LEGION: EVERY FRI Drop-in darts - 8 p.m. Steak Night 6:00-7:30 pm. Red Tail Hawk Chickens Break Sunset Sombrio Nice Boat SHOPPERS 250-642-5229 DRUG MART COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PM Items for Community Calendar must be non-commercial and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words. All Community events which purchase a display ad will now appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. All FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge. Space permitting. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com CLASSIFIEDS � 17 FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS TRAVEL TRAVEL BRING THE Family! Sizzling Specials at Florida's Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or Call 1-800-214-0166. HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) - Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided Health/Dental available LOGGING TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED ALSO Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250-7882848 Attn: DWAN email: firstname.lastname@example.org HELP WANTED SOOKE NEWS MIRROR REQUIRES CARRIER FOR Deliveries on Wed. and Fri. Call Joan 250-642-5752 circulation@sookenewsmirror HOME CARE/SUPPORT CAREGIVER NEEDED in Sooke for elderly woman. 1, 12 hr overnight shift/wk. Duties incld; personal care, providing snacks, light cleaning, socializing and as discussed on interview. Req's understanding re; care of diabetes and dementia. $10/hr. Please send resume to Box #007 C/O Sooke News Mirror, 6660 Sooke Rd., Sooke, BC, V9Z 0A5. INCOME OPPORTUNITY HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com SOOKE FOOD CHI AGM January 30, Monday Sooke Harbour House Potluck Supper, 6:30pm AGM 7:30 WE'RE ON THE WEB BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or email@example.com BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING INFORMATION FRANK LOHNER Passed away peacefully at Ayre Manor on November 11, 2011. Born on May 6th,1923 in Absdorf, Austria. Survived by sister Elfie Kroiss, Absdorf, Austria, by dear friend Kathleen Barker, Children; Isabella Kalaschek, Maria Mikic, Trischa Lorren, Frank Lohner and numerous grandchildren. Frank was a charismatic, intelligent man with many gifts. Music, travel, crosswords puzzles, crib and a love of nature were some of his many pastimes. Special thanks to Kathleen Barker for her compassion and support, Dr Vally, Dr Sanders, and the staff of Ayre Manor Care Facility in Sooke B.C. Cremation services have been provided by Care Funeral Services. Memorial service to be scheduled in the spring of 2012. ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service! . THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE bcclassified.com FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS LEGALS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS LEGALS FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On January 6, 2011, at 302 2234 Stone Creek Place, Sooke, BC, Peace Officer(s) of the Sooke RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $955.00 CAD, on or about 22:53 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada to seize evidence related to the offence of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of trafficking. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2011-802, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director's website accessible online at www.pssg. gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1. Call us for Complimentary GIFT BASKET Newcomers to Sooke & Surrounding Area: Judy 250-642-2268 New Moms: Sonia 250-642-2120 Kathleen (Kaye) Langdon (nee Cooper) May 23, 1929 - January 3, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kathleen. Born in Nelson, B.C. May 23 1929, the fourth of six children. Her early life was spent in Balfour and Nelson. The family moved to Victoria in 1949, where shortly after she met her husband to be, Peter. Kathleen was predeceased by her sister Joyce and brothers Ted and Ken. She is survived by sisters Margaret MacPherson and Dorothy Austin. Kathleen will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Peter, daughter Terri Bowery (Ken), son Mark (Dianne) and three much loved grand-daughters Kelsi, Dia and Zoe as well as Kyle, Lana, and Bryce, Adam, Meghan, Caitlin and Sarah, many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the 3rd oor staff at Sunset Lodge, Dr. James Melling and the 6th oor Neurological staff at V.G.H. Condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com. CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661. JUAN DE FUCA Emergency Program Office: 250-642-2266 Co-ordinators Homes: 250642-3772. Cellular: 250-8830607. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provincial Contact: 1800-663-3456 SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215. SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, Box 109, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E5. Alma Anslow 250-642-2184. ALL CDL Drivers Wanted: Excellent mileage pay + bonuses. Require valid passport. Deliver new & used vehicles long haul in U.S. & Canada. Piggyback training available. Toll-Free 1-855-781-3787. FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov't funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/ COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS M. HUGHINE DOW formerly of Sooke, died Tuesday, November 22 in Saskatoon, leaving family and friends to cherish the memory of a woman with an enormous capacity to make and nurture lifelong friendships. Hughine was born in Letellier, Manitoba on November 3,1917. She enlisted in the RCAF (WD) from Stonewall, Manitoba and was stationed at Victoria for most of the second world war. Following the war she worked in Winnipeg and Stonewall. In 1954 she married Leslie Dow, whom she had met during their time in the service at the west coast, and they settled initially in Edmonton and later in Regina, where they raised two daughters, Lea and Loris and where she was an active member of Whitmore Park United Church and an energetic volunteer in the community. In 1982 Les and Hughine retired to their beloved west coast. With Sooke as their base, they enjoyed nineteen years of travel, gardening, and participating in church activities before returning to the prairies in 2000. Following Les's death just a few months later, Hughine spent the last 11 years of her life in Saskatoon as a resident of Riverside Terrace, where she enjoyed being close to her grandsons. Predeceased by her husband Leslie and by her parents Hugh and Adella and her brother Stuart, Hughine is survived by Lea and Dan Pennock and their sons Luke and Owen, by Loris and Terry Martin, by her sister Agnes Robinson and her sister and brother-in-law Jean and Ken Tully, and by Doug and Jeannette Dow, Maisie and Alan Black, and their families. A memorial service will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 1:00 p.m. AT KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SOOKE. 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Decked out in a brown leather outback hat, owner and operator, Allen Krutz, looks every bit the intrepid adventurer he is. In 2008, after travelling through the wilds of Canada Krutz, his wife, two daughters and Elf the cat, settled in Sooke. Their plan to open up a backpacker's hostel in the Rockies fell through when the recession occurred pushing them in a different direction. "We were going to include an adventure centre as part of the hostel but then the world collapsed," Crutz said. "The northern hemisphere of Canada is New Zealand. It's its twin," he said. At the same time the country can be daunting to a newcomer explained Crutz. "When you're an immigrant, Canada is a gigantic place," he said. A UK career firefighter for 10 years, a sponsored competitive mountain biker and a long time short boarder originally from New Zealand, Krutz is a self- S proclaimed "adrenaline junky" at heart. Krutz acts as vice president of the Sooke mountain bike club and who practices surfing, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking and now surf stand-up paddle boarding in his free time. In his office on the water's edge, Krutz looks quite at home with surf and paddle gear mounted on the walls; surf boards and stand-up boards and kayaks racked above and around him. Krutz comes from a long lineage of surfing. "My second cousin started the first New Zealand surfer magazine," Krutz said. One of the best breaks in town called Back Beach was only accessible through the farm Krutz grew up on. At the age of 17 he caught his first wave riding a five foot seven board in `giant surf'-blue green rollers easily three times overhead but as he said, "we had time to learn up." In January 2011 Crutz attempted stand-up paddle-boarding for the first time and found it to be an easy and enjoyable activity for all ages. "When you're cruising around and there's not a soul in sight and you can look straight down and see the salmon moving past you, it's pretty awesome," he said. Stand-up paddle boarding is a great core work out aimed at the `kayaker' type of individual Crutz explains. and safe sport, certain precautions have to be taken with stand-up paddle boarding he tells me. "Wind can be an issue and you have to know when to turn back," said Krutz who fosters a real safety first mentality from having fought fires. There have not been any problems to date and Krutz doesn't expect any. "The ladies came Cont'd on page 21 Sooke Minor Fastball Association REGISTRATION at Seaparc Leisure Complex Christine Vopel photo 2012 � Enrollment is up so register early to ensure places for your children Please Note: Copy of birth certificate required for all new players. Please bring 4 cheques per child Sat Jan 14 10am - 12pm Sat Jan 28 10am - 12pm Sat Feb 11 10am - 12pm Allen Krutz is offering paddle boards for those who might like to try the sport. "Flat water paddle boarding is like mountain biking. The biggest demographic is the recreational user. Surfers have that second option." Krutz found his new business opportunity in a round about way. "What finally turned it for me was the Prestige had this conference next door and they wanted an activity." Four middle-aged women arrived at West Coast Outdoor requesting to go stand-up paddle boarding. At the time, Krutz possessed only one wetsuit, some stand-up paddle boards belonging to the rep and a few pairs of neoprene booties but he decided to go with the flow. The women had no stand-up paddle boarding experience but Krutz made sure they all wore PFD's, signed waivers and attended a dock demonstration on how to paddle, how to stand on the board and general water safety. "Customers have to be proficient on the board before they take it in the ocean. The harbour here is perfect for learning," he said. Krutz then sent the women out on their own to practice their skills. Although it's considered an easy Player must be 5 by April 1, 2012 in order to play Forms & Registration info available online at sookefastball.com Kidsport Applications Available Upon Request SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK DYLAN LUM You may know him as Dylan Lum, but he is adamant that his real name is Peter Parker. This budding Spider Man fan is nearly 4 years old but has the determination of a full grown super hero. He attends Sunday School once a week and is looking forward to starting pre-school where he plans on playing "Cowboys" often. He likes skating, has his very own hockey stick and he says that he will play hockey when he's bigger (and that's for sure). He swims here at SEAPARC often and even goes off the diving board. Once he's older, Peter Parker wants to try baseball, Martial Arts and says that he will be a surfer too (just like his Dad). He likes dinosaurs, playing with cars, hanging out with Auntie Mommy and staying up late. He loves fishing and crabbing with his Dad but says that it's Dad's job to pick up the crabs, because he knows how to avoid the pinchers! He likes helping his parents out with almost any job they are doing. He is describes as being "all boy", he likes everything that's manly. He is a Mini Johnny Lum for sure and proud of it! Peter Parker plans on being a Diver when he grows up, because he wants to be just like his Dad. Well you are just like your Dad already Dylan, congratulations on being nominated as our SEAPARC Star of the Week! You are awesome! NEW! AQUA ZUMBA Zumba water exercises are coordinated with fun and hip latin-style music Tuesday evening drop-in with Tasia 7:30 � 8:30pm NIA - a Fusion of Dance, Yoga and Martial Arts It's good for your soul (and your body)! Tuesdays Jan 17 - Mar 13 7:00 - 8:00 pm 9 classes/$90 SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com SPORTS � 21 Hockey results Thunderbirds Dale's Electric Sooke Thunderbirds Atom1 met Saanich Braves on Saturday at SEAPARC in a hard-fought, energetic game. After trading goals for two periods, the Braves came away with a 6-4 win. Only two minutes into the game, Finley Arthurs picked up a loose puck in front of the Braves net and backhanded it home. A minute later the Braves answered and after five minutes of end to end action, they scored again. While killing one of their numerous penalties on the day, Braydon Blythe's efforts set up Ben Ackinclose to tie the game at two with a short-handed goal. A third of the way into the second period amid end to end action, Matthew Lyons streaked up the left side of the ice, drove hard to the net and fired a wrist shot past the Braves' net minder. Again the Braves matched this goal and added another soon after. Sooke's fourth goal came near the end of the second period. Battling hard for the Thunderbirds on defence, Travis McCrea took control of the puck in his own end. He decked a couple Braves on his way up the ice and finished the rush with the puck trickling through the goalie's legs into the net. The Braves finished the second with two quick goals. The Thunderbirds pushed hard to come back and had many great opportunities but were kept off the scoreboard in the third period. They settled down defensively and halted the Braves offence as well. Peewee Girls Marcotte's Marketing's Peewee girls team is undefeatable after 4 league games. On Saturday, at the Naden arena, the Peewee girls were playing against Victoria. The girls struck out early in the game. After 50 minutes, Sooke Thunderbirds won by a strong score of 6-1. Michele Lacombe only faced three shoots, due to the strong defensive plays by Jennifer Simonis, Victoria Sutherland, Kierra Taylor and Hailey Olejnik. First year hockey player Celina Palko also played very good in the offensive zone. Rory Wood finished the game with a hat trick, two goals from Olivia Carello and one goal from Alyssa Lloyd. The coaching staff are very pleased with the great team effort and the team spirit. "Every girl of our team is a great input for our succes so far," says coach Steve. "Further we go in the season, the more challenging the other team will be, but we are ready for any challenge." Good job, Sooke Peewee girls! Novice 3 Your Sooke Novice 3 Thunderbirds made us all proud over the holidays at the Novice 3 tournament hosted by Saanich at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Behind the net minding of Jack Price, Owen Phipps, Jordan English and Beau Hicks the team dominated the tournament winning 14-1, 4-1, 22-0 and 11-1 respectively. Connor Keys, Taio Croden and Alex Kozinka aided Tait Bishop on many of the scoring plays. A strong presence in front of the net was made with Connor North as the boys limited the opponents to very few shots on their net. They also won two of three shoot outs after the games and played with confidence and sportsmanship. As the leads grew the boys passed more readily and displayed some exceptional team play. Grant Gilbertson returned for the last game after holidays as did Kolby Knowles to add additional firepower. Paddle board surfing in Sooke Cont'd from page 20 back an hour-and-a-half later with huge grins. No one fell in and got wet. I thought if people with no experience could do this, than anyone could," Krutz said realizing he'd discovered his next business opportunity. "You can go three kilometres up the Sooke River if you wanted on these stand-up boards, they're very versatile. You can even dance on them," he said. When people began making inquiries about renting stand-up paddle boards Krutz said he ordered eight new boards for this March. On the island paddle boarding is two-years old, he tells me. "Stand-up paddle boarding is still in its infancy here," he said. "It's a transition. Most surf stand-up paddlers out here are traditional surfers as well." The reasons traditional surfers choose to switch to stand-up paddle boarding can be numerous but Krutz breaks it down to one. "Time quality is why people switch. You can surf for three hours and get back to your family instead of waiting for waves and you can ride a full range of breaks." Not everyone accepts stand-up paddle boarding though and confrontations between traditional surfers and those learning on stand-up boards are not unusual in areas like Jordan River on a busy day. Krutz believes this will change over time. "Paddle board surfing is becoming more accepted. It is a different sport much like the difference of snowboarding and skiing," he said. When a customer comes into the shop asking about stand-up paddle boards, he first asks them, "do you have surfing experience?" They must be knowledgeable about the etiquette of surfing. For experienced stand-up surfers, Whiffin Spit is a great place for individuals to try their skills he tells me. "It's good to try a little wave when it's working on the spit as it's safe and close to shore," Krutz said. A worldly traveller Krutz has explored Siberia, China, Australia and many other countries not to mention voyaging from New Zealand to England -- without flying, with his wife. "My hopes for this year is awareness in the local market. I want people to realize what we have here. Sometimes it's easier to get customers from Holland than Langford," Krutz said with a laugh. 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What a fantastic weekend, said the coach. The team won the Silver Medal at the BC/YT Open Synchronized Skating Championships on the weekend, which was held in South Surrey. The girls skated amazingly and received a new personal best score. All the teams in their category were very good and only one point separated them and the first place team, a very close competition. Team members are: Erin Haldane, Megan Ferguson, Elayna Stewart, Rhianna Smith, Taylor Radford-Hall, Emma Macdonald, Kiarra Balzer, Bryanna Thomson and Karyl Musfelt-Trivino. Coach: Bethan Greydanus. 250-642-2937 Less time driving means more time studying. And other fun stuff. 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It was a round robin tournament with the winner going to the finals. Bantam A lost their first game to Campbell River 4-2 and this proved to be their only loss. After this first game, the Bantam's played games against Cowichan T2, Kerry Park T3, Tri-Port T3 in semi-final and finally Campbell River again for the Gold. The other teams participating in the tournament other than those listed were Comox T2, Seattle and Nanaimo T3. In their third game against Kerry Park, Bantam A won 6-1. By the time the boys won the Tri-port Eagles 6-1, "they woke up," said Hott. Next Campbell River played against Seattle and they lost in a shoot out. It was then time for Campbell River to play against Bantam A for the gold. "The boys played their best game of the year, winning 4-1," said Hott who has been coaching most of the second year players since they were four-years old. The team had zero try outs. "For a team that wasn't skill wise they really put it together well. It's been a lot of fun" said Hott. This game was an example of how the boys gave it their all and it was a real team effort Hott tells me. "The skill level has closed considerably. This is the stage I've been looking forward to where they play like young men," he said. The next game will take place on January 14th at SEAPARC arena in Sooke at 3 p.m. Bantam C A win on Saturday against the Peninsula "C2" team puts Sooke ahead in the season with a record of 6 - 0. The first period saw Chadwick Mason score off a heads up pass from Bradley Angus. Solid effort continued in the second and third periods, and included an even strength and power play goals by the captain, Dryden Alexander, on nicing passing from Chad Zigay on defense to winger Sheldon Kelly. As the Bantam "C" Boys season record proves, the boys are using all their players well, relying on passing back to the points to set up plays and cycling the puck well. Taylor Haisall had another confident game in the net and is almost making it look easy. The boys are looking forward to getting Jamie Crevier back in the line up soon. GUTTER CLEANING � WINDOW CLEANING � POWER WASHING GUTTER REPAIR � GUTTER PROTECTION WEEKLY SPECIALS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY, JAN 12TH TO WEDNESDAY, JAN 18TH, 2012 (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) CARPET CLEANING � ROOF DE-MOSSING Gutter Cleaning, Repair & Installation Prompt Service Since 1969 380-2662 Sooke to Sidney CONCRETE � ROOFING � MASONRY SEALANTS California Grown Clementine Oranges 2lb Bag BC Grown Royal Gala & Granny Smith Apples $ 49 EA 3 69� $1.52/kg California Grown Iceberg Lettuce BC Grown 10lb Russet Potatoes NOW OPEN! Alanna Brooks Certified all breed groomer 99� California Grown EA 2 $5 FOR Local Grown or US Assorted Squash Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti Kabocha Limes California Grown Lemons BC Grown Cabbage 778-425-1757 Call for your appointment today! 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Anglers taking advantage of good weather and flat water are catching some nice fish up to 20 pounds, as Norman Nelson found out while fishing with Tailspin Charters. Timing is everything when it comes to winter fishing. At slack tide troll- ing your gear close to the bottom is your best chance at catching some quality fish. Quality fish are being caught off Possession Pt. and around Secretary Island following the regular tacks one takes in the summer in search of the big ones. Find some bait balls close to the bottom, get your gear there and the fight should be on. Regular setups for winter fishing Hootchie, Squirts, Spoons and bait anchovies are the ticket. Tickets for the up coming Halibut Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Four Points Sheraton in Langford just behind Costco are going fast. With a limit of 200 tickets there are less than 50 left. It's a good time to get together with other anglers and trade sto- ries and maybe pick up some good halibut tips for the upcoming season which is slated to open on March 1. And after being closed for six months there should be some good hali catches in the forecast. More and more anglers are getting into the halibut habit. For tickets for the Halibut Seminar go to Eagle-Eye on West Coast Road. Proceeds from the seminar will go to Charters River Interpretive Centre and Hatchery. A pat on the back goes to Rollie Rose of Sooke Salmon Charters for getting the ball rolling on this one. Until next time. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic Want to go fishing? Give us a call at: 250686-0738. we look after you 101-2015 SHIELDS ROAD You'll just love the RISE a stunning Oceanview Townhome development-priced from $349,900. You'll love the Gourmet Kitchen w/SS appls. Incl Gas cooking, hardwood floors, big windows allowing tons of natural light. 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