Sooke News Mirror
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SOOKE WILD WILLY Coffee House brings on the folkies. Page 13 NEWS MIRROR Page 8 Page 13 Page 28 2010 WINNER EASY RIDER Editorial Entertainment Sports/stats Local cyclist riding in four fundraisers. Page 28 Wednesday, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Agreement #40110541 Your community, your classifieds P26 � 75� Taste test held to raise money for campers Court ruling could impact local fishery Orca habitat protected, fishery may suffer Sooke News Mirror Pirjo Raits Pirjo Raits photo Daniela Novasadova, (left) Lisa Taylor and Rainee Mayo were on hand at the well attended Sooke Harbourside Lions' Taste of BC event at the Prestige Convention Centre on Saturday night. The event was held to raise money to send local kids to Camp Shawnigan. The event featured wine, beer and scotch tasting, tasty nibbles from local eateries and entertainment by Janet McTavish and the Sooke Philharmonic Quartet. People mingled and socialized while helping out the charitable efforts of the Lions. ruling by the federal Court of Appeal could have mammoth ramifications for the Sooke and the Juan de Fuca says Mike Hicks, regional director for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. On February 9, a precedent-setting ruling, stipulates that the federal government is legally bound to protect the killer whale habitat in both the southern straits as well as the northern straits. "The environmental groups have been fighting with DFO (Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans) over protection of Southern Vancouver Island orcas and they won their case," said a distressed Hicks. With the forced protection of the orcas' habitat Hicks fears a loss of fishing for chinook salmon. The chinook are part of the orca's diet. "DFO might be looking at some scary regulations," said Hicks. "They could shut down the chinook fishery on the Juan de Fuca Strait or whale watching boats." He said, here you have DFO pulling the plug on the dam on DeMamiel Creek knowingly sacrificing the habitat of the Juan de Fuca orcas' food source. "Sooke and Southern Vancouver Island residents are happy to help the orcas, but A Pirjo Raits photo Regional director Mike Hicks is concerned for salmon fishery. they are concerned they are shouldering 100 per cent of the pain," said Hicks, in reference to the impact it would make on local recreation fishers and the work being done by salmon enhancement groups. He said that in Sooke from spring to mid-July chinook fishing is restricted to protect the early Fraser River chinook run. He also wondered what the allocation would be for the recreational fishery. "These are confusing times," said Hicks. "Sooke people really need to monitor this. The court decision is to protect the habitat of the Southern Vancouver Island orca, their diet is chi- nook salmon. I'm happy for the orcas but concerned for the Average Joe in Sooke." Hicks said he wasn't running around saying the "sky is falling" but if they come in with severe restrictions it will have an impact. "I'm not trying to alarm residents but to make them aware of a major, major court decision. Be watchful," said Hicks. He reiterated that DFO should not be pulling the plug on the Bill James dam on DeMamiel Creek because now they have to protect the habitat of the salmon which are necessary for the orcas. Adam Silverstein, South Coast Area Chief, Ecosystems Management Branch Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region stated in an email to Glen Varney, who represents various stakeholders, that the Department (in regard to the dam) has offered to transfer the license and the associated maintenance responsibilities to any interested community partner. The federal court action was brought about by a coalition of nine environmental groups under the banner of Ecojustice. On the website, they state that their "victory" draws a legal line in the sand and has given them a powerful legal tool they are prepared to use if necessary. we look after you Oliver Katz Personal Real Estate Corp. www.oliverkatz.com 642-6480 2 � www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 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 FEB 15 THRU FEB 21 2012 21, 5-A-Day for Optimum Health Fresh, Great Tasting Meat BUTCHER'S BLOCK BUTCHER'S BLOCK Sunrise Frozen Seasoned Boneless Skinless 2.27kg box.......................................... Frozen Glenwood Meats PRODUCE B.C. Extra Fancy Spartan /ea 1.52kg............................................................................ 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Spongetowels 2's 99� or case of 12x2 Paper Towels 225-255g 125-283g $ 8kg Duraflame Anytime 1.36kg $259 or 6x1.36kg 1099 Fire Logs 600g $ 570g 1399 Regular or Garlic DELI $ $ Healthy Choices in our Bulk Foods Chocolate Almonds BAKERY Alpine Roast Beef Per 100g Mediterranean Salad $ 1 09 /100g Sausage Rolls 1 59 Swiss Cheese Per 100g $ 229 69 /100g 100g ...................................... $ Sour Soothers 100g ....................................... 1 69� 19 Grain Bread Cheese Scones $ 6's 454g $ $ Halva Sliced or Slivered $ Almonds 100g............ 1 09 /ea $ 1 Pistachios 100g ..... 149 $ 99 1 389 219 Pumpkin Pie $ 600g Carrot Cake 11 inch 6's $ 4 59 Panini Buns 6's 229 429 Senior's Day Thursdays � Save 10% on Most Items www.westernfoods.com SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 3 Kyle Dunn photo Up Sooke COMMUNITY MEETING JORDAN RIVER REGIONAL Park Reserve Boundary community meetings from 6 � 9 p.m. Sooke Community Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 22. THE CRD WANTS to hear from the public on the boundary for the new Jordan River Regional Park Reserve. THEY WANT TO gather your ideas on what you value about the lands, which lands should be retained as parkland and which could be declared as surplus. INFORMATION REVIEW, PRESENTATION and questions, workshop. FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.crd.bc.ca/parks or phone 250-4783344. Wild in nature Regular photo contributor Kyle Dunn spotted these two magnificent elk in the Sooke Hills. Suspicious fires being investigated No evidence of a serial arsonist Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Council approves Mariner's Village expansion Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror BREAST SCREENING SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY FEB. 21-24 at the Sooke Health Unit, 2145 Townsend Road (CASA) for an appointment call tollfree to: 1-800-6639203. Thumbs Up! TO THE CROSSING guards who ensure the kids get into and out of the schools safely. They stand out there in all kinds of weather and don't complain. Five fires, which Sooke Fire Chief Sorensen terms "suspicious" have been set around Sooke over the past six month. Sorensen wouldn't go so far as to say there could be a serial arsonist at work, but he said someone or more than one person is setting fires. "They have been suspicious in nature," said Sorensen, referring to the last fire at a mobile home on February 4. He said there was another unoccupied mobile in the same park that had a fire set around it but the fire had gone out. A fire was set to the vapor barrier and there was some vandalism inside the new Toronto Dominion Bank on Sooke Road on January 7. "It didn't amount to much," said Sorensen, "it could have been a lot worse." In November, 2011 a fifth-wheel on Kaltasin Road was lit on fire and a office chair was set on fire inside the washroom at the skateboard park. And then there was the fire which destroyed a home on Rhodonite in October, and a tree on the old golf course property which was set on fire four times. "Whether they're linked, I don't know," said the fire chief. RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright said he did not feel a serial arsonist is responsible. Sorensen said it was important for residents to ensure that they do not store combustible materials around their homes, as this could be an invitation to a fire bug. He said recyclable materials should be placed out on the morning of a pick up and not left out over night. "Out of sight, out of mind," he said. He asked residents to watch out for suspicious activity and if they had any such unreported incidents to contact the fire department so they can help build a pattern. At the regular council meeting on February 13, District of Sooke council gave the green light to phase two of Mariner's Village. Council voted to issue the Development Permit. This is the phase that will see the building of commercial and retail space along with residential units on the six acre property. The new structures will butt up against Sooke Road and will have 36 residential units on the fourth and fifth floors and office space and commercial on the lower floors, as well as a parkade. File photo Mike Barrie, Mariner's Village developer. This expansion complements the 33 unit and 16 townhouse buildings already being built and nearing completion. The developer, Mike Barrie of Condor Properties, states he would like to see a library and a seniors' centre located in the complex. The public will be able to use the planned plaza and walkways. The proposed building is four storeys along Sooke Road, five storeys along Goodmere Avenue and six storeys at future Lanark Avenue. District planner Gerard LeBlanc said, "staff found this particular phase consistent with the OCP. It fits well into the area identified for revitalization and it anchors the downtown." The complete Mariner's Village development is for six phases with full build out in about 12 years. In future phases, a strong public presence along the waterfront is proposed by way of a large public wharf, boardwalk, green space and trail system. The whole development is projected to cost $300-million. 2 GREAT PROPERTIES Did You Know? The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada's largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women's shelters and violence prevention and education programs. Our local "Transition House" received over $8,000 thanks to our Sooke Royal LePage Office. Way to go Team! Buying or selling call me! 9 ACRES CARPENTER RD. $399,900 Beautiful and Private Moments from Sooke � Connected to Municipal Water RU2 Zoning Allowing up to 3 Homes to be Built on this Parcel. 10 ACRES WEST COAST RD. $549,900 Beautiful Property With Some Large Trees and Some Very Nice Views Moments from Sooke � Connected to Municipal Water RU2 Zoning Allowing up to 4 Homes to be Built on this Parcel. MARLENE ARDEN "Living Sooke.... Loving Sooke Selling Sooke" 250.642.6361 www.sookelistings.com Ron Kumar Pharmacist/Owner Heart Disease is the number one cause of death for Canadians. To reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, you need to control your risk factors. - Smoking dramatically increases your risk. Talk to us about the steps you need to quit smoking. - Eat a low-fat diet - eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grain. - Be more active... inactive people double the chance of having heart disease. - Control your weight...being overweight can raise blood pressure and blood cholesterol and lead to diabetes, all of which increase the risk of heart disease. - Controlling these risk factors not only reduce the chance of having heart disease but also contribute to healthy living. H E A RT D I S E A S E HELPING PEOPLE LIVE BETTER LIVES Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-2226 4 � www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Village Food Markets Fresh Meat Grade "A" Whole or Split Frying Fresh NOW OPEN UNTIL 10 PM EVERY DAY! W e e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s W e d n e s d a y, F e b r u a r y 1 5 , 2 0 1 2 - Tu e s d a y, F e b r u a r y 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 Open 7:30am - 10:00pm, 7 days a week including holidays #103-6661 Sooke Road � Locally Owned � Locally Operated � Produce Chicken $4.39/kg............. Alberta Beef A.A. or Better Outside Round $ 99 1 California /lb Whole Pork Strawberries 1 lb Container California $ 98 1 ea Fresh Organic Earthbound Oven Roast $6.59/kg........... Fresh $ 99 2 /lb $5.93/kg Leg Roast $ 69 Boneless Broccoli Crowns $1.94/kg....... Salads 5oz, 142g...... $5.49/kg........ $ 49 Pork Breaded Tenderized 2 /lb 88� /lb $ 98 2 ea Leg Cutlets 2 Lean Cubed /lb ea ea Stewing Beef $6.59/kg 2 /lb Schneider's Juicy Jumbo Beef or Original All Sizes BC X Fancy Spartan $ 99 Apples 1.50/kg.............. 68 /lb Oranges $1.50/kg..........68� /lb California Bunch California � California Large Navel Schneider's Regular or Thick Cut Bacon 500g................. 4 Rainbow $ 99 $ 99 Fresh Wieners 375-450g........ 3 Schneider's Fat Free $ 99 ea Spinach.....................98 ea Organic! � Celery $1.50/kg............. 68� ea BC Grown Russet Schneider's Breaded Chicken Strips, Nuggets or Burgers 3 lb box, Frozen.... 9 Boneless Ham 900g ....................... 7 ea Imitation Ready to Serve $ 99 Cauliflower.............. 1 ea $ 98 � Potatoes 10lb bag....... $398 ea Jelly Sea Food Trout Fillets $ ............... 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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, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Pirjo Raits photo www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 5 A little night music The Sooke Philharmonic Quartet, left to right, Anne McDougall, Sue Innes, Michele and Trevor McHattie, entertained the attendees at the Taste of BC held on Saturday night at the Prestige Convention Centre. JOHN VERNON Sooke's #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991* "Sooke's Real Estate Professional" PREC TESTIMONIAL #29 JOHN VERNON B.A., C.H.A. "We would like to express our apprection for the wonderful service you provided. Your professionalism is unquestionable but beyond that you showed a warmth and humor that helped immensley in the sale of our home. We have bought and sold a lot of homes but never, until our dealings with you, have we used the same agent twice. When we decided to sell our home we did not hesitate - we simply picked up the phone and called you." D. & B. Carlaw 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 Pacific Marine Circle Route gets emergency radio Ian Morrison, Director for Area F said there are 20,000 visitors a year that come to this area, with many of them travelling on the Pacific Marine Circle Route, and this is a much needed service for the area. The Pacific Marine Circle Route is popular with tourists and residents alike who enjoy the spectacular scenery between Sooke, Jordan River, Port Renfrew, Mesachie Lake and Lake Cowichan and is a major alternate route for lengthy Highway 1 road closures along the Malahat. With no cell service along this route, calls for emergency assistance previously could only be relayed via a commercial truck on a company network or by someone driving to either end of the route to report the emergency. Emergency communications issues were identified on the Pacific Marine Circle Route and an extensive assessment was conducted to determine possible solutions. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Cowichan Valley Regional District, emergency responders (fire, police and ambulance) now have effective emergency radio communications throughout the entire 53.6km Pacific Marine Circle Route between Mesachie Lake and Port Renfrew to allow better communications during emergency responses on this route. This research uncovered the Harris Creek repeater that provides near continuous radio communications and now augments the Central Island 911 radio network coverage. "We greatly appreciate this opportunity to work with the province," states Paul Peters, CVRD Communications Group Coordinator. Sybille Sanderson, the acting general manager of Public Safety/ Emergency Program Coordinator thanks all of the people and agencies that worked together to make this happen. "Thanks to their willingness to work together, emergency responders are now able to communicate along the Pacific Marine Circle Route, greatly increasing their safety and effectiveness when providing emergency assistance." she states. Gary Eve, fire chief of Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue is pleased with the launch of the map book and radio procedures that allows all responding agencies -- police, fire and ambulance -- to be able to communicate while responding to calls on the Pacific Marine Circle Route. "The maps will be made available to all dispatchers and agencies so we all have the same information in front of us on a call," he says. "The best parts of this are the dispatchers will have a better idea exactly where we are and we have greatly increased the safety of responders by being able to speak directly to our dispatcher at the fire hall in Mesachie Lake and we also have the ability to place a phone call to any number we want from any point along the Circle Route. "Paul Peters of Emergency Communications for the CVRD was the driving force behind making this all happen over the last eight months. He was able to bring together the CVRD, the CRD, police from Sooke and Lake Cowichan, BC Ambulance and the Ministry of Transportation to make this project work." says Eve. Lake Cowichan News Free Coffee Hour! No charge for any hot drink 11 to noon, Saturday, Feb 18. Who loves you? 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Our Mission: Create a diverse and vibrant arts, cultural, heritage, culinary arts and agriculture sector in the Sooke Region that will encourage participation, support and appreciation of the creative arts from residents and visitors, and expand economic opportunities for artists and businesses by making the Sooke Region a cultural destination for residents and visitors. We hope that you will be inspired to join us! For more information, contact Debbie Clarkston at 250-216-8582 or via email at email@example.com Full Feature Movies on the Big Screen at SERIOUS COFFEE SOOKE THIS WEEK'S MOVIES are... 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Lots of updates, new kitchen and bath, fresh paint and new roof. $312,900 www.lorendasimms.com Marlene Arden Tim Ayres Michael Dick Tim Ayres 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, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR TID BITS Sooke Road Anyone who regularly drives Sooke Road knows about the seasonal flooding that happens on the stretch between the 17 Mile Pub and Kangaroo Road. Road closures due to flooding may now become a thing of the past. On Wednesday, Feb. 1 the Ministry of Transportation announced that $1-million would go towards raising part of the road and widening the shoulders to help prevent flooding along Veitch Creek, which runs along the highway. The project is expected to be complete by March 31. Drivers are reminded to drive carefully and to pay attention to construction road signs. Currently, in British Columbia fines for speeding in a construction zone can cost the offender up to $483. Military Families invited to new group The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is inviting military families living in Sooke to a community group on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips Road). The group will be of interest to those that want to meet other military families living in the area. It also gives people the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services at the Military Family Resource Centre. The MFRC will use the night to assess the needs and interests of the community and plan future efforts in the Sooke area for military families. To register or learn more, call the 250-3632640 (toll free: 1-800353-3329). Superheroes for the greater green From paving the way for accessible local food options, rethinking conventional fuel sources or restoring ecologically sensitive watersheds, it is clear that heroic Canadians are using their superpowers by taking action at the local level to effect global change. Through the Hometown Heroes Award Program, Earth Day Canada (EDC) is recognizing these heroic Canadians with three awards. The Individual and Group Award winners will receive a $10,000 cashprize to donate to a local environmental group/cause of their choice and the Small Business Award winner will have permission to use the Award and the EDC logo for one year to market and promote the business and/or an approved product. All winners will attend the annual EDC gala in Toronto, ON for an awards ceremony in June. You can find more information about the program and the nomination package by visiting earthday. ca/hometown. Nominations are due March 30, 2012. About Earth Day Canada Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. In 2004 it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America, for its innovative yearround programs and educational resources, by the Washingtonbased North American Association for Environmental Education, the world's largest association of environmental educators. In 2008 it was chosen as Canada's "Outstanding Nonprofit Organization" by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada. www. earthday.ca. For program information, please contact Stephanee Passant at 416-599-1991 ext.114 or heroes@ earthday.ca Metchosin Dental Clinic Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry � � � � � � Root Canal Therapy Crown & Bridge Oral Surgery Porcelain Veneers Hygiene Services Zoom! Whitening � � � � � Orthodontics Full & Partial Dentures Emergency Cases Digital XRays Tooth Coloured Restorations Accepting New Patients Dr. John H. Duncan D.D.S. 4632 Rocky Point Road � Metchosin 250.478.6111 PROFESSIONALS Q. Are you involved with FortisBC and are they giving any grants? A. Actually yes, we are involved in their `Contractor Program'! You can visit www.fortisbc.com/findacontractor Also on the Fortis BC site you can searce out available `Rebates' for saving energy by switching to efficient natural gas (NG) appliances. Example: Switch to NG, install and ENERGY STAR� heating system and get a $1000 rebate. Purchase and EnerChoice� fireplace and it's a $300 rebate and $75 on ENERGY STAR� clothes washer. Call us. We can help you through from start to finish. Ask for Kel or Rob. Lost? Look for the Northern Star for direction. We specialize in `Peace of Mind' Q. What activities are available in Sooke for early learning and literacy development for my baby/toddler? A. There are many wonderful early literacy programs for babies and young children right here in Sooke, at the Sooke Family Resource Society. Parent-Child Mother Goose, the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Head Start Children's Music Program, and the Drop-In Playgroups offered at SFRS are free, and are excellent ways to introduce your little one to early learning literacy activities in a fun way. These activities lay the foundation for success in learning to read later in childhood. Please call 250-642-5152 to find out more, or to register for these programs. Jodie McDonald 250-580-2252 Literacy Outreach Coordinator Sooke Region, Vancouver Island firstname.lastname@example.org Questions and Answers from Sooke 250-642-4499 Car Care "Musts" You Don't Want to Skip (Windshield Wiper Blades) WHY: Windshield Wipers are easy to overlook until you find yourself in a pounding rainstorm. If your wiper blades are worn, cracked or rigid with WHEN: Check your washer fluid reservoir monthly and more often when you use the washers frequently. Top it up with a washer solution formulated to aid in the removal of insects and other debris, and during winter, be sure to use a solution with antifreeze protection. Finally, test the washer spray nozzles for proper operation and aim. BOTTOM LINE: Whether your windshield becomes covered with bugs in the summer or ice and salt in the winter, it's critical to keep it clear for your safety. Q: Can I take equity out of my home for renovations? A: Yes you can! 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The local Rotarians have been key players in fund raising for the school. David Stocks, District Governor for Rotary International District 5020, said, "This is a great source of joy for many of us," in reference to the school. Mdyetseni is an engineer and the husband of Memory Chazeza, one of the founders of the Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU) which means Girls on the Move. This is a grass roots organization cofounded by Christie Johnson, a Canadian teacher, and Memory Chazeza, a Malawian teacher. When Mdyetseni came on the scene there was no running water and almost nothing but the dream of education for poor Malawi girls. S A great value for a Buyer looking to acquire a solid investment in a quiet, prestigious neighborhood. Meticulously maintained, with updates that incl NEW WINDOWS & ROOF, this home only needs a bit of simple modernizing. 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The women volunteer with the building and in the process they do learn a trade, such a bricklaying. "It is creating a trade," said Mdyetseni. It helps the local economy and opens the minds of women to know they can do more than be housewives cooking, cleaning and hauling water. "Looking at the faces you can see the transformation," he said. Three girls from Malawi are currently attending school in Canada and Mdyetseni said, "without Rotary they would never have the opportunity." He related some statistics for APU school. Ninety-three per cent of the girls (73 out of 80) passed the national exams as opposed to 57 per cent who attend national schools. He commented on the necessity of education and the importance to the future. "People without education will never understand one another. Africa is corrupt and education is needed." He said in the future the school would like to be instrumental in training qualified teachers. "Malawi is desperate for qualified primary teachers." Their slogan is "Invest in a girl and she will do the rest." "The problem (of educating women) is bigger than life. If you educate girls you benefit for 200 years or more," said Mdyetseni on ending his talk to Rotary. For more information on the ongoing work at APU, go to: www.malawigirlsonthemove.com. 250-642-5050 OPEN HOUSE THUR, SAT & SUN 1-4 6995 NORDIN ROAD Sooke's Best Value! Heron View Villas, a premier new luxury oceanfront townhome development. Phase one now complete & ready for occupancy! You must see these beautiful two & three level executive homes. Four unique oor plans available ranging from 1963-2924 sq ft. featuring entertainment size living rooms, dining areas, gourmet kitchens with quartz counters & breakfast bar. Huge master bedroom w/wi closets & luxurious master ensuite baths. Offering a unique blend of luxury, serenity and rst class amenities including a pool, gym & tennis court. 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SHAYNE FEDOSENKO ANDY LEIMANIS BRENDAN HERLIHY STACEY SCHARF 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, FEBRUARY 15, 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 Getting fleeced at the pump There are some things which are hard to understand and one of them is gas prices at the pump. Here in Sooke the price of a litre of gasoline can change from hour to hour. One day while driving along Sooke Road one way the price of gas was $1.10/litre and coming back the other way within a very short time it was $1.22/litre. Now we understand that the price per barrel fluctuates and the price at the pump is reflective of that -- but come on, a 12 cent difference in an hour and then it goes down the next day? The It's time we price always seems to rise just before the weekend or a stood up to long weekend when people these tax are wanting to go places. It feels like gouging and it is. guzzlers... We need to drive in our area as the buses do not come every 10 minutes and many of us live in more rural areas. The same with folks who live in the interior of the province. Gas companies use all manner of excuses, some are valid. The province and the feds take a portion via taxes, and you can be sure every penny counts there. Just try adding up what a penny per litre adds up to. The federal government takes 10 cents/litre in tax and the province takes a whopping 20.06 cents/litre plus five per cent for a total of 31.56 cents/litre. In the Yukon the total taxes for gasoline amount to 17 cents/litre. Huh? If Premier Christy Clark wants to make life easier for working families, then lower the tax on gas. This would help in more ways than just the gas put into the family sedan, it would impact transport and heating fuel and delivery of goods. It's time we stood up to these tax guzzlers and oil companies who fleece us every chance they get. We could do something if the will was there. ANOTHER VIEW B.C. Views: Floating on a sea of gas remier Christy Clark's recent fanfare about developing a natural gas export industry in northern B.C. included a major change in electricity policy. Last year Clark's government forced BC Hydro to trim its operations and keep its next two annual rate increases below four per cent. Part of the savings will come from redefining former premier Gordon Campbell's climate strategy, which required BC Hydro to be self-sufficient in even lowwater years, with no net electricity imports. The target is now self-sufficiency in average-water years, limiting expansion of independent power projects. It also means B.C. will import more gas-fired electricity in the coming years, and burn some of its own abundant gas to generate new power up north. North America finds itself floating on a sea of shale gas. Campbell's plan entailed using B.C.'s big dams to stabilize and store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building the Site C dam on the Peace River and exporting clean energy at a premium in a carbon-priced North American market. Both the carbon market and the export market have evaporated. While B.C. was developing run-ofriver to sell to California, the U.S. west coast built new capacity, much of it gas fired, after an electricity crisis that caused brownouts more than a decade ago. Today, Washington state P 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: 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 Agreement #40110541 producers are actually paying BC Hydro to take their excess power because they need to move it into the grid, and B.C. is the only place that can store it using dam capacity. NDP energy critic John Horgan is celebrating this change in BC Hydro policy. He says the government made a multi-billiondollar miscalculation by assuming California's electricity shortage would continue indefinitely, and surplus power would be profitable. He says independent power contracts are part of BC Hydro's current financial problems, but political interference in planning is the bigger issue. Horgan would not endorse the Wilderness Committee's call to cancel electricity purchase contracts BC Hydro has signed for more run-of-river developments. Additional projects are planned for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba and Harrison Rivers in southern B.C., and the Kokish River on northern Vancouver Island. Most are aboriginal partnerships. Energy Minister Rich Coleman told me no contracts will be cancelled, and he rejected my suggestion that BC Hydro could end up with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. BC Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn't end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gasfired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the BC Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell's greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com firstname.lastname@example.org SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com LETTERS � 9 Another angle on the Lighthouse Pirjo Raits photo Feature listing The lighthouse at the Sooke Region Museum as seem from another angle. YOUR VIEWS Early detection is crucial I would like to bring attention to the mammography clinic on February 24 in Sooke. Since my breast cancer surgery in 2009, I have met three other people with diagnosis and treatment. Early detection has saved their lives. Unfortunately my neighbour didn't have a mammogram for 10 years. Last week she saw a surgeon and will be having her operation in three weeks. What saved her is the tumour is stage 1. Very few people understand the extent of the cancer to the lymph nodes. She started to complain about pain in her arm. She asked me about treatment, alternatives to full breast removal, post-surgery recovery, etc. I wrote up a journal for her to take to her first appointment with the surgeon. We women don't talk enough about our fight. Susan Bailey Sooke LETTERS about Capone and Chicago but does he have kids out there? Hey Steve, legalize it and watch the "Scarfaces" of the world change gears to something else. Maybe ecstasy or crystal meth. Then should we legalize them too? That idea is foolhardy to put forward. I don't think Scott Hilderley missed the point at all. Any parent should want their children to be better than they are. I want my kids to far exceed what I have done. Sounds to me that LEAP doesn't care about the future of the children of Sooke or anywhere else for that matter. Dave Kalyn Sooke this would be an annual cost of about $3 billion. A 2006 report to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse shows the annual cost of alcohol abuse to Ontario, in 2006, to be more than $5 billion. In 2012 it would be even more. Costs to Ontario associated with tobacco consumption exceed even those related to alcohol. Pro-rating these per capita amounts to B.C. would leave this province with combined annual health and social costs for two legalized drugs exceeding $5 billion. Is the answer here to be found in delisting cannabis to the status of another legalized, recreational drug? Maybe not. Brian Nimeroski Sooke around us. I just cannot say thank you enough. Warmest love, Bobbie-jo and Julian Peterson Sooke DFO and the dam Good advice from Mr. Varney. Here's my letter to the Regional Water Manager. Regional Water Manager, I live on DeMamiel Creek, on the upper end. It runs through a pristine riparian zone through my backyard. There are coho carcasses and fry down in the creek. Well, I imagine the black bear sow and her twin cubs have finished them (carcasses, that is) off by now, if the resident eagles haven't. My point is, why decommission one of the few success stories in regards to DFO PR? Is the department actively trying to wipe out wild stocks of salmon to facilitate more commercially lucrative contracts with the corporate lobby? Because that is how things are looking on the ground right now. If that creek dries up and becomes seasonal, the DFO has willfully endangered that which they are charged to protect. The bears will become aggressive as they starve and will be forced towards more Impairment costs us all Benefit Further to "Alcohol more harmful than mar- was ijuana" (Feb. 8 Sooke News Mirror). amazing Part of LEAP Canada's stated mission is "to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition." In the 2011 report, estimating the number and cost of impairment, MADD estimates that between 1999 and 2008, alcohol-impaired car crashes cost the country about $20 billion, or some $600 per capita. To British Columbia, LEAP doesn't care about kids Legalize pot and what's next? Steve Finlay can talk A heart felt thank you goes out to the Sooke Folk Music Society for the amazing support on the weekend. I am so grateful for the artistic community coming together for us (the benefit concert), there were people there I had never met before. How amazing is that? There is a long road ahead, but what makes it easier is the love and support of those available garbage supplies, up Sooke. The soil will lack ready nutrients in the riparian zone that so carefully protects the valued creek along its length. Eventually the trees will become more susceptible to disease and drought. The red cedar is especially vulnerable to drought. What about the residential water license holders? They rely on the flow in that creek to provide their needs. Have they been consulted? The stakeholders are the residents of local communities and First Nations, all of the volunteers from those communities. They are the stakeholders. If the DFO thinks it can arbitrarily wipe out all that history, all the manhours and money already invested in this run to meet its requirement to slash the overall budget for the Minister of Fisheries, you had better come up with a new plan. To sacrifice any salmon run at this point in history is the very height of irresponsibility, to the point of Criminal Breach of Trust. Please reconsider. Kim Poirier Sooke Rather than sending it in the mail, letters addressed to the Regional Water Manager may be e-mailed to John.Baldwin@gov. bc.ca. They should be cc'd to Richard Powley (dfo) Richard.Powley@ dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Acreage - $149,900 1.2 Acre lot just 5 miles west of Sooke Village. Gently sloping property is lightly treed. Sunny southern exposure. Water & Hydro at property. Visit Otter Ridge Drive or call Michael direct at 250-642-6056 or email email@example.com. SE L L I N G S O O K E S I N CE 19 85 More letters on page 10 10 � LETTERS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Cont'd from page 9 Great visit to RBCM Recently curiosity took me to an advertised showing of wildlife photography at the Royal Museum. I have never seen anything like this. The presentation is first class, each piece is accompanied by a paragraph by the photographers from the world over. The work is stunning and clever from a variety of perspectives. If you are remotely interested in either photo taking or wildlife, I thoroughly recommend your not letting this come and go. To make the day complete, most certainly if accompanied by a child, the bus from Sooke drops you off at the door and brings you home from the bottom of Douglas Street. No, this is not a paid for advertisement, it was one of those experiences so grand that it makes one want to share it with everyone that you know. Barry Whiting Sooke LETTERS ting organized crime's cash cow, reducing the violence associated with prohibition, and bringing a substantial tax resource to government coffers. Legalization is about education, harm reduction and removing barriers to medical marijuana. It's about freeing up resources to better target trans-border trafficking, gangs, meth labs, crime, etc., while insuring rights, freedoms and regulated enterprise are guaranteed. Legalization, regulation and taxation would be an economic boon while providing the impetus to reconsider outdated U.N. protocols. Canada would become a recognized international leader in progressive global drug control strategy. A brave new world awaits, providing Canada has the guts to lead. Wayne Phillips Hamilton, Ontario ing criminal records. What's really needed is a regulated market with age controls. Separating the hard and soft drug markets is critical. As long as organized crime controls marijuana distribution, consumers will continue to come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. This "gateway" is a direct result of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana is less harmful than legal alcohol; the plant has never been shown to cause an overdose death. It makes no sense to waste tax dollars on failed marijuana policies that finance organized crime and facilitate the use of hard drugs. Drug policy reform may send the wrong message to children, but I like to think the children are more important than the message. Robert Sharpe, MPA Policy Analyst Common Sense for Drug Policy Washington, DC Autism Intervention Bridges currently has three spaces available for autism intervention for preschool aged children. Hours of intervention are designed to meet the needs of the children and their families. Respite Building Bridges is offering a group respite "Popcorn and Video" night for children with diverse abilities and their siblings. For more information call Astrid or Pam at 778-425-3337 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org National Defence WARNING D�fense nationale AVERTISSEMENT CHAMP DE DEMOLITION De L'ILE BENTINCK BENTINCK ISLAND DEMOLITION RANGE A night firing exercise will be carried out on Bentinck Island on 20 February 2012. The Island is southeast of Rocky Point in the Metchosin District. Rocky Point is bounded by Pedder Bay to the northeast, Race Passage to the south, and Becher bay to the west. The danger area is a radius of 1 km centred on the coordinates 48� 18' 42" North, 123� 32' 36" West. Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark the area. STRAY AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE OBJECTS Bombs, grenades, shells and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb. Do not pick up or retain objects as souvenirs. If you have found or have in your possession any object, which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police and arrangements will be made to dispose of it. No unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited. BY ORDER Base Commander Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Un exercice de tir de nuit aura lieu � l'�le Bentinck le 20 Fevrier 2012 L'�le se trouve au sud-ouest de Rocky Point dans le district de Metchosin. Rocky Point est d�limit� par la baie Pedder au nord-est, Race Passage au sud et la baie Becher � l'ouest. La zone de danger est d'un rayon de 1 km dont le centre se trouve � 48� 18' 42" Nord, 123� 32' 36" Ouest. Des affiches bilingues interdisant l'acc�s indiquent les endroits interdits. MUNITIONS ET EXPLOSIFS PERDUS Les bombes, grenades, obus et autres objets explosifs similaires posent des risques de blessures et de perte de vie. Ne ramassez pas ces objets et ne les gardez pas comme souvenirs. Si vous avez trouv� ou si vous en avez en votre possession un objet que vous croyez �tre un explosif, signalez-le � la police locale, qui prendra les mesures n�cessaires pour l'�liminer. Marijuana is a reality Regarding your thoughtful Feb. 8 editorial, there is a big difference between condoning marijuana use and protecting children from drugs. Decriminalization acknowledges the social reality of marijuana and frees users from the stigma of life-shatter- Canada could lead While the Editorial: Legalization debate crucial of Feb. 8 provides many valid considerations, it misses the mark, however, when it makes legalization out to be about opinion; it is not. Legalization is about the best course of action in order to prevent the harms to youth and communities that currently exist because of marijuana prohibition. It's about disrup- Entr�e interdite aux personnes non autoris�es. PAR ORDRE DU Commandant Base des Forces Canadiennes Esquimalt ONLY PER ! 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Set includes: 1.5, 2 & 3L saucepans, 5L Dutch oven, 24cm/10" fry pan, 2L steamer and 4 covers. List: $599.00. SIDNEY $189 99 Capital Iron 202-9768-5th St (250) 655-7115 PADERNO Information & dealers: 1-800-ANEW-POT or www.paderno.com. Not all locations open Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 11 FUTURE SHOP � Correction Notice Please note that currently, there are no units of this product: All Tassimo T DISCs (various WebIDs) available for sale, despite its advertisement on page 22 of the February 10 flyer. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. Pirjo Raits photo Good food and fine wines pair up Close to 300 people came out to the wine tasting event held at the Prestige Oceanfront Convention Centre on Saturday night. The event hosted by the Sooke Harbourside Lions and the Mix by Ric's was deemed a success as people visited, tasted wine from wineries around B.C. and sampled fare from eateries in Sooke. Above, people await a sampling offered by Sal's Prime Restaurant located in the hotel. The Pastor's Pen Wet Reflections Rainy spring-time...puddles, rivulets, streams, creeks, a river, the ocean. Take 5 minutes and contemplate the water. Think of the water as a different metaphor for God. Water rushes to ll all the nooks and crannies available to it; water swirls around every stone, sweeps into every crevice, touches all things in its path � and changes all things in its path. The changes are subtle, often slow, and happen through a continuous interaction with the water that affects both the water and that which the water touches. Particles of sand and sediment change the colour of the water, and the water's action changes the stone, and the land, and the life that can be supported. The water doesn't exert its power by being "single-minded" over and above these things, but simply by being pervasively present to and with all things. It does not evoke the "command" of power over its creation; it is more like a "persuasive" power with and around its creation. Its power is a power of presence. What if God is like that? (largely quoted from Marjorie Suchocki. In God's Presence, Chalice Press, St. Louis, Mo,1996) Bruce Lemire-Elmore St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY SOOKE HARBOUR 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 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 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 SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Pastor Dwight Geiger Email email@example.com 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 12 � www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Sooke Halibut Festival Derby $60 per rod 2nd Annual March 24th and 25th, 2012 $4000 first prize $1000 second - $500 third � Top Ten fish prizes � Hidden Weight Special draw prize for halibut donations to Food Bank Tickets available at Eagle-Eye Outfitters and the Crab Shack in Sooke in Langford West Shore Fishing Centre and Victoria Island Outfitters and Trotac Marine Al proceeds go to the Charters River Interpretive Centre. Fish and non-perishable donations to the Sooke Food Bank Take Us With You! The Mirror Cover-to-Cover ~ anywhere! Now available in an easy to read, downloadable and printable format. Just visit our home page at: 18 ARTS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS We Deliver Sooke MIRROR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Folk Society puts on a special summer concert he Sooke Folk Music Society normally curtails it's activities for the summer, but this Saturday, July 30, we are delighted to bring back Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for a special summer concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as part of their "Driver `til she drops" tour; a reference to their Chevy Suburban, which now has some 465,000 miles on the odometer Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart met for the first time 1991 at a songwriters night in Nashville TN. They knew that night it was one of them things that are just meant to be. They were married in 1992. It would be quite a balancing act at that time raising a family and trying to make a living along with all the other stuff that came with getting by, "but we managed," Stacey said as she looked back at her first encounter with the world of touring. Stacey Earle's first show was on an arena stage in Sydney, playing rhythm guitar in her brother's band, Steve Earle & the Dukes. She spent about a year and a half on tour with her brother, and then returned to Nashville to start a career of her own as a country/ folk singer/songwriter. "I was 30-years-old and asking/seeking a recording deal in Nashville.At that age it was like asking God to turn back the world clock." Mark Stuart went to the finest of music schools, he started his schooling listening and admiring his uncle's guitar playing and his dad's fiddling. By age 15 he would find himself SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW Calendar of Events Wednesday, July 27, 6-8 pm For teens by teens! Text your friends, meet for an evening of performances by local youth. Artz4Youth T www.sookenewsmirror.com scroll down to the bottom, and click on our paper icon! Back for another round on July 30 are Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. playing in the school of honky tonks and beer joints in and around Nashville in his dad's band. Mark was off the road when he met Stacey and that very night he would play the first note of her music never leaving her side. Mark still somehow found the time to work on his own music recording his solo record and touring. Mark, as well, spent some time in the Dukes in the 1990s. Like Earle, he recalls it as a time of glamour: appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and MTV. "I had someone tuning my guitar, strapping on my guitar," he said. "Now we carry our stuff three flights up in the Red Roof Inn." Over the years Stacey and Mark have learned so much from each other. Their songs are the diaries of their life -- good times and bad, thereby completing the love they have. Together they share the full load of getting by day-by-day. They've gone on to release their duo albums, Never Gonna Let You Go in 2003 and S&M Communion Bread in 2005, and their Gearle Records 2008 release Love from Stacey and Mark which is available at thehir live shows only. While, no doubt, each still remains an individual solo artist with solo releases, such as the 2008 release of Mark Stuart's Left of Nashville and Stacey Earle's The Ride also in 2008), it is through the respect of each other's work and years of playing together that they have created their unique sound. And that sound allows each individual to shine through. Stacey and Mark are no doubt together `til death do they part. Please be sure to join us for what will be a memorable evening with these two very engaging singer/songwriters. The gig is on Saturday, July 30 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, at 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or in advance at Shopper's Drug Mart. Thursday, July 28, 7-9 pm Music by The Rhythm Miners A night to explore all the flavours of Sooke! Taste of Sooke Seniors' Teas Thursday, Friday, July 28-9, 2 -4 Tea, fresh-baked scones and an afternoon of art! Show + Sale Dates July 23 Aug 1 More info and events on our website! SEAPARC Leisure Complex|Sooke, BC www.sookefinearts.com FUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE Limited time offer! Stinking Fish Studio Tour LOSEUP TO 2011 Come see the latest works by some of the island's most talented artists! 20LBS 8 in Tracy WEEKS RESULTS GUARANTEED. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Page 8 Page 18 Page 27 Agreement #40110541 July 23-August 1 10a �5pm m A free self-guided tour of artist studios throughout Metchosin & East Sooke! Maps on our website and at studios lost 55 pounds "Herbal Magic helped me be who I always felt I was on the inside." 2010 WINNER www.stinking fish studio A common sense system for weight loss that lasts: | PERSONAL COACHING | NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS REAL FOOD FOLK SOCIETY CONCERT Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart perfom on July 30. Page 18 SOOKE ON TSN Editorial Entertainment Sports/stats The Subaru Triathlon gets TV coverage -- at a cost. Page 27 Hatley Park Plaza, Colwood 2244 Sooke Rd. 250-391-9722 Red Carpet Event Sat, Aug 6 � 11am � 3:30 pm Walk the Red Carpet then strike a pose for charity with your favourite movie character look-alikes from the summer's hottest films. 100% of the donations go to the food bank. More details on website 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria www.westshoretowncentre.com OVER 75 SHOPS & SERVICES... CINEPLEX ODEON WESTSHORE Wednesday, JULY 27, 2011 Your community, your classifi 75� 25 Years of incredible art Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror SHOP... YOUR WAY TO THE BIG SCREEN Collect $100 in Westshore Town Centre receipts dated from July 27 to August 6. Then on August 6 - one day only - redeem your receipts for a FREE Cineplex Odeon Admission Ticket. BEST BUY FAIRWAY MARKET SHOPPERS DRUG MART he 25th Sooke Fine Arts Show opened on Thursday night with purchasers waiting in line to get into the show and see the latest works from the 275 artists who submitted entries. The adjudicators chose 375 pieces from the 551 artists who responded to the call for entries to the juried art show and sale. The 10-day show was once again staged in the SEAPARC Leisure Complex where a group of talented and hard working volunteers transformed the cavernous space into an amazing gallery. "We had a lovely weekend and a lot of people," said Sally Manning, show coordinator. "It is a colourful and happy show." Many Sooke artists stood out as the winners in the 25th Anniversary Artists Awards. They included Patrick Irwin for his acrylic and oil two-dimensional painting "Port Alberni," Best Two-Dimensional work. The Best Three-Dimensional work award was awarded to Jan Johnson for his "Minotaur Overseeing Intake," while Debbie Clarkson took the award for the Best Photography for her "La Habana Elegante #3." Dana Sitar's "When I Do Not Follow the Rules" took the award for Best Fibre. Honourable mentions were given to Chuck Minten for his "Circle of Friends" wood table and Anne Boquist's "YoYoTokTik" gourd and found object piece. Other winners include Heather Hamilton's "Internal Reflections" pendant (Best Jewellery); Jo Ludwig's "No Title" glass piece (Best Glass); Metchosin's Judi Dyelle won Best Ceramic for her "White Series #1"; and Jeff Molloy' for his mixed media piece "A Man of the Cloth. Other honourable mentions went to Debbie Jansen for her fused glass, "Untitled", Eliza Heminway's fibre wall piece, "The Haberdasher's Garden" and Leonard Butt's "Uchi" raku sculpture. The adjudicators each chose a work for Juror's Choice. Richard White gave full marks to Nicolas Vandergugten's lino block print "Bridgework #3"; Grant Leier (substituting for Carol Sabiston) awarded Dee de Wit's "Still Life with Mango" his kudos; and juror Nixie Barton chose Johannes Landman's oil painting "Benchwarmer." Manning said the attendance was keeping in line with past years as were the sales. Pirjo Raits photo T www.sookenewsmirror.com Shelly Davis Marlene Arden Bonnie Jones takes a close look at Michael MacLean's "Ambassador" Spectacular 1/3 Acre View Lots ! A rare and exceptional opportunity to live amidst the stunning backdrop of west coast ocean, mountains and sky. Stunninglots with undergroundsewer, water & natural gas. Spaciousboulevards. Walking Trails. From $169,900. 250.642.6361 www.ErinanEstates.com Instant access to our complete paper: Editorial, Ads, Classifieds, & Photos! SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com ARTS � 13 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Academy Awards Extravaganza in aid of local societies Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror ho is going to take home the golden statue? Will it go to The Artist, Midnight in Paris, Hugo or War Horse? Will George Clooney, Demian Bichir or Brad Pitt take home the academy award for best actor in a leading role? Which leading lady, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis or Glenn Close will place Oscar on the mantle? It's the 84th Academy Awards on February 26, and people will be watching to see who takes home the golden boy. Rather than watching the event on televi- W sion, how about putting on your fancy dress and head to the red carpet? This year, the Sooke Philharmonic Society and the Sooke Elderly Citizens' Housing Society are joining forces to bring an Academy Awards Extravaganza to Sooke. On Academy Awards night, Sunday, Feb. 26, the two groups are holding an extravaganza at the Stickleback complete with red carpet photos, champagne, hors d'ouvres, deserts and entertainment. A big screen television will broadcast the awards ceremony, games, door prizes and silent and live auctions will be part of the eve- ning's fun. Brenda Parkinson and Pat Phillips are organizing this affair to remember. "We had to come up with new ideas for fundraisers and I thought it would be a good combination (the Philharmonic and Ayre Manor). I love the idea of the Academy Awards and it will be on TV that night," said Parkinson. Parkinson, who is working on the event for Ayre Manor Lodge said that people have to realize that you have to raise money to get things into homes. "For us, the money we make is going to go towards painting the doors in the complex care unit with scenery for the calming effect, you know they try to get out. To do things like this you need to fundraise, " said Parkinson. Parkinson said this should cater to people whose family is in the lodge. "You may end up in there one day and we want it to be something to be proud of," she said. The painting will be done by a local artist. The Philharmonic also has lots of projects that need funding, said Parkinson. She said they teach music to school children and their sheet music has costs. "The proceeds are going to two really good causes," she said. The details: The Artist: (Entertainment) Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Janet McTavish The War Horse: (Presenters) Sooke Philharmonic Society and The Sooke Elderly Citizens' Housing Society Bridesmaids: (Organizers) Brenda Parkinson, 250-642-5638 and Pat Phillips, 250-6425549 Moneyball: (tickets) $100 at Shoppers Drug Mart, People's drug Mart and Ayre Manor Lodge or through Brenda or Pat. The Help: (Venue) Stickleback Willy Blizzard blows into town to perform at Coffee House It's time once again for another evening at the Sooke Folk Music Society's Monthly Coffee House. But before getting into who is coming, we want to take a moment to thank all of you who came out to support our benefit concert on Feb. 4 for Bobbi-jo Peterson. It was a wonderful night of music and love. This Saturday's coffee house is featuring Willy Blizzard, from Vancouver. Willy Blizzard is the brainchild of long time Vancouver musician John Hough, who formed the group with guitarist Fran Madigan and bassist Andrea Law last year. Fran Madigan plays electric and acoustic guitar and banjo. His vocal talent was recognized early when he was offered a place in the St. Michael's Choir School (Toronto) and subsequently trudged album In From the Cold conveys the emotional depth of a songwriter who is so earth-centered he actually holds a degree in Agriculture. John's public perfor- Cont'd on page 14 Willy Blizzard the streets of Toronto hoofing it to Royal Conservatory piano exams. As a teenager, he blew it all when he purchased a Hammond B3 organ and joined an R & B band in order to get a girlfriend. Andrea Law is the rhythm section, and is the only respectable member of the band. She is a third generation musician proud to dedicate her music to her late father, Thomas Law, a classical and regimental percussionist. The trio's unusual name "Willy Blizzard" comes from an old friend of her family back in her Ottawa days. Andrea adds background vocals, and is increasingly attached to her washboard. Willy Blizzard is fronted by lead vocalist John Hough who has shared the stage with David Rea, Jesse Winchester, and Canada's beloved Valdy. John's former Celtic band Under The Moss brought his warm baritone vocals to wider audiences when his band was the feature at the Expo 86 Folklife pavilion. 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Its rich detail has met with generous praise from press and critics both in Canada and Europe. The last year has found Willy Blizzard enchanting audiences on tour in Western Canada, making appearances at festivals such as Kaslo Folk Festival, Desert Daze and sharing the bill with artists like Linda McRae, Romi Mayes, Andrea Ramolo and Dustin Bentall. As the principal songwriter for Willy Blizzard, Hough's music has garnered airplay on many CBC Radio programs like North By Northwest, Morningside (Peter Gzowski), The Early Edition, Vicki Gabereau, Folksounds (KBCS). John's musical history includes many TV and movie placements. The song Eamonn An Cnoic was purchased by Gordon Lightfoot for use in the feature film Harry Tracey starring Bruce Dern. A true nature lover since long before the contemporary environmental movement took hold, John's academic background in biology deeply informs his songwriting. Few writers can authentically utilize lyrics like symbiotic parasite in their work. ("Hallie"). Bringing along his beloved Martin D18 and his trusty Sada to earlier careers as a canoeing instructor and outdoor education instructor, John has also served as a very popular teacher of math and science to generations of guitar-loving teens. In Willy Blizzard, right brain meets left brain to sustain an enduring encounter through music. Please join us this Saturday, Feb. 18, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m., open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9. 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With a goal of building upon the region's unique cultural heritage, a Sooke Region Cultural Plan (SRCP) was undertaken, providing a framework and process for guiding the enhancement and appreciation of local heritage and culture, creating a vibrant art community, and increasing tourism. 2010 Legacies Now and Creative City Network of Canada served as a guide for the SRCP, which was a collaboration of and funded by the District of Sooke, Juan de Fuca Economic Development, Sooke Community Arts Coun- S Pirjo Raits photo Local people interested in the arts and cultural life in the Sooke region came together last fall to discuss where to go next in the Sooke Region Cultural Planning process. Those interested in implementing the plan meet on Feb. 21. cil, Sooke Region Tourism and the Sooke Fine Arts Society. The first step in the SRCP process was Cultural Mapping, to assess residents' views, which became the ArtsWave Project and was completed in August 2010. ArtsWave utilized a variety of surveys, public consultations and interviews with residents, youth, and arts and cultural organizations, resulting in a community profile of the strengths and challenges for enhancing arts and culture within the region and a list of priorities and areas of interest. Over the course of 2011, volunteers from various sectors of the region met to discuss the community input gathered by the ArtsWave project; this collaboration resulted in the Sooke Region Cultural Plan, the full report is available by email request to sookeseasideculture@ yahoo.ca attention: Debbie Clarkston. Subsequently, in October 2011, the Cultural Mapping volunteers held a Cultural Summit at the Sooke Harbour House to share the Cultural Plan with the community. The Cultural Plan calls upon all partners: "Government, community and the privatesector to work together to enhance the quality of life for all citizens, establish a sense of pride, and create a shared identity as a region with a powerful draw to live, work, play, visit and create." Subsequently, the Sooke Region Cultural Planning Advisory Committee (SRCPAC) prepared a business plan and implementation strategy in order to "create a diverse and vibrant arts, cultural, heritage, culinary arts and agriculture sector in the Sooke region that will encourage participation, support and appreciation of the creative arts by residents and visitors, and expand economic opportunities for artists and businesses by making the Sooke region a cultural destination for residents and visitors." It is hoped residents will be inspired to join others in implementing the Sooke Region Cultural Plan. The inaugural meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sooke Harbour House Potlatch Room. Join us! 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We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have "plus deposit and environmental charge" where applicable. �/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. � 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com LIFESTYLES � 19 Afraid to grow orchids? Sooke Garden Club meeting will feature orchid grower During the 30 years I lived in Saskatchewan, it never occurred to me to try growing orchids. A neighbour grew them, though -- pots sitting on gravel under lights in an alcove in his small 1950s bungalow. His collection of a dozen or so plants varied in size (although none were huge), growth habit and colour, and they bloomed for months on end. They were mesmerizing. Maybe it was the delicacy of the flowers that intimidated me. Maybe it was their obvious need for `special' treatment clashing with my belief that all plants are created equal and deserve equal (okay, and minimal) care. Grow lights? Gravel? Bark? Misting? Surely only a small, elite segment of the population had the wherewithal to grow orchids -- the Nero Wolfes of the world. In any case, it was obvious to me that such exotic specimens would never be happy the basics of growing orchids in the home -- watering, light, temperature, humidity, fertilizing and repotting. A question and answer period will follow, and Joe will also look at and discuss problem plants that club members take to the meeting. Note to the orchid novice: There are thousands of orchid species, so becoming a successful orchid grower may well have less to do with adjusting conditions to suit particular types and more to do with choosing types that suit the conditions in which they will be living. Be brave. Please join the Sooke Garden Club on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., in the Sooke Legion Hall. The meeting will also feature a Parlour Show and the Annual Seed Exchange. New members are always welcome. Membership is $15 for the calendar year and can be purchased at the door. For more information, e-mail to: email@example.com or phone Jane at 250-6462573. Submitted by Loretta Fritz 2012 Visitors Guide Sooke to Port Renfrew ON SALE NOW! Ad Deadline February 17, 2012 pubication April 2012 Contact Joan or Rod at 250-642-5752 firstname.lastname@example.org under my care. Nevertheless, about six years ago I finally summoned up the courage to buy not one, but two orchids: a purplish phalaenopsis, the ubiquitous moth orchid, which passed away after three years of heavy-duty blooming; and an intoxicating vanilla-scented zygopetalum, which remains alive and perfumes the entire bathroom when it flowers. I now have a cymbidium orchid as well. It's showing a number of healthy buds, leading me, perhaps irrationally, to be optimistic about its future. Fortunately, not everyone is timid when it comes to growing orchids. Joe Chow certainly isn't. Joe has been growing them for 22 years and has been a busy member of the Victoria Orchid Society for just as long. Like most people, he started with a few orchids, growing them inside his house. But then it happened: he became addicted. "The addiction didn't start until year three or four. In the early years I would buy anything that looked attractive. But as time passed I found that there are orchids that do not do well for me. I now grow mostly three genera, and I use a greenhouse," states Chow. Joe Chow is this month's speaker at the Sooke Garden Club. His presentation, "Orchid Culture" � How to get the best from these beauties, will focus on UARY 17, 2012 DEADLINE FEBR Printed on 70lb Glossy Paper published by `Your community at your doorstep doorstep' Cut Off Midnight Feb.17 Winner will choose 1 prize option; other prize options will not be awarded. HURRY DEADLINE FRIDAY! ... FOR EARLY REWARDS: Win an extra $21,000 ...OR... a 2012 Hyundai Veloster... ICE BEST CHO USE BEST CA Win and Choose Your Perfect Prize! Visit the Victoria Home Now! OVER 4,000 WINNERS 849 Dunsmuir Rd, Victoria. Open Saturday and Sundays 12~4pm Super Grand Prize Choices! Atrium at the Pier $ .8 1 VICTORIA Or Choose Million Cash WHITE ROCK TICKETS 3 for $100 6 for $175 9 for $250 20 for $500 S. SURREY N. 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The entire District of Sooke has a population of 11,435 in 2011 compared to 9,699 in 2006. The population centre (Sooke municipality) has a population of 7,136 in 2011 up from growth of 15.6 per cent in the municipal core. Langford leads the way in population and housing growth with a 30 per cent increase over the past 10 years. This translates to 10,000 new residents. The Highlands in third with 11.4 per cent growth. It shows the West Shore is leading the way outstripping Victoria's slow growth of 2.7 per cent although Victoria and Saanich house 55 per cent of the region's population. Nominations open for OPSRRA's board The Otter Point and Shirley Resident Ratepayers Association (OPSRRA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in late March or early April, 2012. Elections for all executive and director positions are held annually at the AGM. Most of the present directors intend to stand for re-election. Nominations for any position can be sent to the Nominations Committee c/o Arnie Campbell � President, OPSRRA at 250-6423113 or d.acampbell@ shaw.ca. You can indicate either a personal interest in being nominated as a director or you can nominate someone else. A nominee must be 18-years-of-age, a resident or property owner in either Shirley or Otter Point and a voting member of the association at the time of the election. Nominations are accepted from the floor at the AGM. File photo Work began on a new bank in Sooke earlier in 2011. 6,174 in 2006 which means a population Prestigious Sooke Bay Estates 3 bedroom 2004 built home ideally located with private fenced yard featuring a green house and garden shed. $489,900 www.melindabrake.com 250-642-6480 Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence For 2011 President's Choice Award This award recognizes someone who makes an exceptional effort which goes above and beyond the call of duty in the area of community support. (this award is not necessarily given annually). Customer Ser vice Retail A retail business that provides its customers with excellence in service that goes above and beyond customer expectations. It also encourages its staff to meet the changing customer needs and stands behind its products or service with minimal customer inconvenience. Large Business of the Year This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH 26+ EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation. Customer Ser vice Hospital ity A hospitality business that provides its customers with excellence in service that goes above and beyond customer expectations. It also encourages its staff to meet the changing customer needs and stands behind its products or service with minimal customer inconvenience. DEMAMIEL CREEK ESTATES CUSTOM ON 2 USEABLE ACRES WITH 3 CAR GARAGE Quality built 2008 custom home situated on private 2 acreage backing onto Butler Main, perfect for the offroad enthusiast. The home has over 3000 sq ft. of living space, with 5 beds/3baths. The main floor features open concept kitchen/dining area with island/breakfast bar & hardwood floors. The lower has 2 more beds, huge rec room with woodstove & is easily suitable. Heat pump, hot tub, Quality water with reverse osmosis system. Massive 3 bay garage with 12 ft. ceilings, A must see! MLS # 303492 $676,900 www.outwestbc.com __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Sooke Region __________________________ Chamber of Commerce __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Rob Jack Insurance __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Sooke Region Tourism Association Brendan Herlihy Time for a move? 250 642-3240 www.outwestbc.com Employer of the Year A business owner or manager who creates a positive, fair and supportive environment for all employees while maintaining and even exceeding employment standards and safety policies. This employer models integrity and excellent communication skills. Citizen of the Year Citizen of the year honors citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the community. Nominations are evaluated on the nature of the achievement with ongoing leadership, dedication, and positive impact the individual has made to the community. Volunteer of the Year As a volunteer based organization, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce depends on individuals who are willing to donate their time to special projects, events or programs they believe will benefit the business community as a whole. The volunteer of the year award recognizes an individual whose time commitment and contributions to the Chamber over the years or over the last year have been outstanding. Small Business of the Ye ar This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH UNDER 10 EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation. Save the dates Thursday March 1, 2012 Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ Northern Star Plumbing & _________________________ Sooke News Mirror __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Dr Chris Bryant __________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ Village Food Markets _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AND MINI TRADE SHOW 7:00 - 9:00 @ Prestige Hotel Tickets $25 available at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce office Medium Business of the Year This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH 10 - 25 EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation. Beautification A business that has improved the exterior and/or grounds appearance of their business, which helps to enhance the image of the business area. Community Arts and Culture Recognizes a business which consistently contributes to the social, recreational, cultural and well being of the community. Home Based Business of the Year This award recognizes a HOME BASED BUSINESS that consistently shows excellence and quality in and/or merchandise. 250-642-6112 **** WOMEN'S WELLNESS 2012 Sooke Harbour House March 4 Sunday 10am-5pm ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ _________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ _________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ District of Sooke Sooke Fine Arts Society Please provide your name email: i n f o @ s o o k e r e g i o n c h a m b e r. c o m 250-642-6112 Excellence Awards 2012 Nominations Deadline February 17, 2012 12 noon 6631 Sooke Road Unit 1B OR fax to 250-642-6127 mail to Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Committee Box 18 Sooke, B.C.,V9Z 0E4 Fill out the nominations above. One business per business category. Duplicate nomination forms for the same business are not necessary. All nominations will be submitted to a judging panel for final decision. Awards of Excellence Thursday, March 1, 2012 Prestige Ocean Front Resort 7:00 - 9:00 Tickets $25 each available at the Sooke Region Chamber office call 250-642-6112. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com BUSINESS � 21 CHAMBER CHATTER ime flies when you are having fun! The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has started 2012 with great energy and renewed spirit! Our 2012 board has been busy with committee work, creating some new events and activities for our chamber. Save the date for March 1, when we host our annual awards of excellence -- business awards. It's going to be a new format this year with a mini trade show and the presentation of Sooke'sbestbusinesses. Want to nominate your favourite business? Forms are available on line www.sookeregionchamber.com or at Bees Knees, Sooke Fine Art Gallery, Sooke Voice News, Stone Pipe Grill and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Office. The Sooke News Mirror also has a nomination form in this week's paper. Deadline for nominations Feb 17. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to attend - we would love to see you come out and support your favourites! March 4 at the Sooke Harbour House, the Sooke Region Chamber will be hosting the Wom- T an's Wellness Show in honour of International Women's Day. Booth space is selling quickly, to inquire please call the Sooke Region Chamber office 250 -642-6112 Our 2012 Chamber Member Directory is in the process of being created -- if you have made any changes to your business address, email or phone numbers, please let us know to ensure that your listing is correct. Members in good standing will be listed, please ensure that your 2012 dues have been paid in full by end of Februrary to be included in our directory. Our chamber continues to grow and our Membership Committee -- Karen Mason, Marion Desrochers and Kari Osselton are working towards growing our membership in 2012. We would like to WELCOME the following new members to our Chamber Tim Ayres Realty, The Lazy Gecko, Bernice Van Vliep - Reiki Master, Steve Noreen - Megson Fitzpartick Insurance, Cheryl Varva - Notaries in Sooke, Academy Dental, and the Sooke Community Builders Association. Membership in the chamber has many benefits: if you would like more information on becoming a member of our chamber - please call the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce office 250-642-6112 Our 2012 board President - Kel Phair Vice President Angela Burnell Past President Randy Welters Treasurer - Shelley Godin Secretary - Naomi Ponech Directors Karen Mason Frederique Philip Melinda Brake Laura Reaney Lorna Danlychuck Marion Desrochers Chris Ricketts Russ Nicks Jason Van der Valk Blair Nicks Education Our next education session will be held February 21, 2012 at the Prestige Hotel, the Royal Bank will be hosting a succession planning meeting for members and non-members -- please call the office to register 250-642-6112 (Lunch provided by RCB). Thursday, Feb.22, 2012 "GROWING YOUR BUSINESS" 7 p.m. location TBA. Kari Osselton, Manager Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Unit 1B 6631 Sooke Road, Sooke Box 18 Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4 email@example.com www.sookeregionchamber.com Kari Osselton, Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: email@example.com website: www.sooke.ca UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS Land Use and Environment Committee Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm Finance and Administration Committee Wednesday, February 22, 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 BURNING BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE 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 BURNING BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE. The purpose of the Committee is to review the regulation of open air fires under Bylaw No. 292, Fire Protection Services Bylaw, 2007, 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, Thursday, February 23rd, 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 see District website www.sooke.ca. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913 BONA FIDE GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME Why not make it your Legion GENERAL MEETING FEB. 28 - 7:00 P.M. 2012-2016 FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN Do you want more information on how your property taxes are spent? The District of Sooke will be holding a series of public meetings to develop the 2012 annual budget, the fiveyear financial plan and the 2012 property tax rate. Plan to attend the upcoming budget meetings so that your Council can hear from the public first hand. All meetings are at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers. February 22 Finance and Admin. Detailed presentation and discussion on Fire department budget and Development Services � Planning, Engineering, Building and Parks -department budget. Presentation of draft Financial Plan; Detailed presentation and discussion on Capital Budget, finalize Financial Plan. Financial Plan to Council; Public Input. Introduction of Tax Rate Bylaw. Public Input; First and Second reading of 5-Year Financial Plan First, Second and Third reading of Tax Rate Bylaw. Third reading of Financial Plan Bylaw. Adoption of 5-Year Financial Plan and Tax Rate Bylaws Sooke website public meeting Capital Regional District Notice of meeting Land Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Date: Time: Place: February 21, 2012 7:00pm Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Office #2 � 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC Steak Night Hosted by R Team ANNIVERSARIES BIRTHDAYS GROUP PARTIES WELCOME! 6:00-7:30 PM ONLY $ 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 February 21, 2012 by email to email@example.com or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after February 16, 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. Last Friday of the month Eric Day with Bluegrass @ 7:30 p.m. 11 00 & Megan KARAOKE with PeteFriday Starting Feb. 17 every 1st, 3rd 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. March 5 Finance and Admin. MONDAY'S FRIDAY'S TUESDAY'S WEDNESDAY'S THURSDAY'S FRIDAY'S Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Euchre 7 pm - Pool Texas Hold'em 6:45 pm - Pool Darts League 12:00 noon Shuffle Board 6:30 pm Nascar Pool 7:30pm Cribbage 7 pm - Pool March 26 April 2 April 10 April 23 Council Finance and Admin. Council Council Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Drop in Darts 8:00 pm SATURDAY MEAT DRAW Sponsored by Lyn & Rick EVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00P.M. SPECIAL MEAT DRAW FEB. 25, 2012 May 14 Council BLUE GRASS MUSIC 1ST AND 3RD SUNDAY UNTIL MAY 28, 2012. 2:30 - 5:00 PM BURGER AND DOGS FOR SALE Be sure to visit the District of www.sooke.ca for the up-to-date schedule. 22 � ARTS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR The Scale Breakers: Rappers bringing it home Toastmasters Christine Vopel Sooke News Mirror Hard work and spending time with his family are some of the key values rapper, Guy Woods, honours in life. Woods talks about the rise of The Scale Breakers, a band he helped create four years ago. "We're into quality not quantity. Now we want things to be perfect," says Woods. The Scale Breakers, Guy Woods and Nanaimo's Stevie Ross, form an unbeatable hip hop duo featuring strong shout outs, catchy beats and great lyrics thrilling fans throughout the music scene. The friends first met on MySpace and then went to a concert together outside Sooke. "We went to this show in the middle of nowhere. Stevie wasn't too happy about it at the time," said Woods. Ross, a bachelor from Nanaimo and Woods, a family man from Sooke -- live two very different lives, "but our music styles compliment each other perfectly," he said. "We both produce. It's just us." The friends have toured five times together including a cross-Canada trip. "We've been going hard in the business. We went on tour with Tech N9ne in 2011." Their last tour proved greatly successful expanding their fan base and exposing the group to hundreds of new faces -- resulting in a lot of fun. "It was incredible. The crowd response was great," said Woods. Each tour spans about four or five weeks with Woods and Ross taking to the road every couple of months to perform again. Usually it's just Ross, Woods and a driver. "It's difficult but Skype is a beautiful thing and I have a very understanding wonderful wife," said Woods. Joining forces with Tech N9ne, Mad Child and Krizz Kaliko from New FOOOOD thrilled Ross and Woods. "To meet the artists you've looked up to as a kid is very inspiring. We've reached a lot of our dreams." Dan Ross photo Stevie Ross and Guy Woods an unbeatable hip hop/soul duo scheduled to tour again with Tech N9ne. Fresh off their crossCanada tour as the official opening act for Tech N9ne's "Canuck the Industry" tour, The Scale Breakers received an endorsement from the #1 independent Hip Hop artist in the world; Tech N9ne of Strange Music. "Thank you for my home boys The Scale Breakers . . . they murdered it over here in Canada like they always do . . Hopefully we'll do tours in the States cuz my friends would love The Scale Breakers . . ." Woods is still smiling from that compliment. "To remember those words from Tech N9ne--it was a great moment." The Scale Breaker's latest project; a new album titled, The Last Supper will be free for fans to download off the website because the production took much longer than usual states Woods. Hard copies will be sold at shows for the standard $10 a CD. "The new album is different. It's soulful. Everything we say has meaning. We rap about what we can relate to," said Woods. Woods and Ross are happy the new album has been completed as they are ready to embrace their next project. "We're stoked to release the album and get back on the road," said Woods. For those who frequent YouTube, you can see a video featuring Guy Wood and a lot of familiar spots in and around Sooke. More details about The Scale Breakers can be found on their websites: http://thescalebreakers.com celebrate with meet and greet The ability to speak clearly and effectively is a powerful and important skill that can help individuals overcome barriers to effective performance in virtually every endeavour and line of work. The first Toastmasters club was formed in 1924 in California and British Columbia has grown to serve more than 5,000 members in 265 clubs. The Toastmasters program helps people develop skills in speaking, listening, giving feedback, decision-making, effective meeting management, delegating and mentoring � in a fun supportive environment. When asked how membership has impacted her life, one of the Sooke club members, Marlene Barry responded with, "The people in our club are creative and collectively have a wonderful sense of humour. What's not to love about having a good laugh each week? Toastmasters has helped me effectively use a pause, both for effect and to collect my thoughts. It has also helped me with general communication and over all listening skills � I love attending!" The Sooke Harbour Toastmasters are celebrating Toastmasters International week by hosting a "Meet & Greet" meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22 at their regular meeting place, upstairs in the Village Food Market. Meetings begin at 7 pm and end at 8:30. Guests are always welcome although this "Meet & Greet" is an opportunity for new comers to experience a meeting amongst other guests. For additional information go to www.sookeharbourtoastmasters.org. What's Up in Sooke This Week Kemp Lake Wed. Thurs. Fri. Feb 15 Feb. 16 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in ladies darts - 1 p.m. Shuffleboard - 6:30 p.m. SOOKE TOASTMASTERS CLUB CLUB Meets at Village Foods Meeting Room Every Wed at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Allan Eastguard at 250-642-7520. 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. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME THURSDAYS: 10:3011:00 A.M. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppet shows and more. Ages 3-5. To register call 250-642-3022. 55 + Club at People's Drugmart. Sat. Feb 18 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION EVERY SATURDAY Meat draw 3:00 P.M. SOOKE MINOR FASTBALL 10 AN-2 PM AT THE SEAPARC LOBBY Registration is for all ages. Forms and information at www.sookefastball.com We need coaches, umps, and managers too! Sun. Feb 19 ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON AT SEAPARC HOCKEY, SKATING BLUE GRASS MUSIC AT THE LEGION 2:30 TO 5 P.M. Feb 17 Mon. Feb 20 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30. Tues. Feb 21 YOUTH CLINIC Harbour Family Medical Clinic 6625 Sooke Rd. Tuesdays 4-7 p.m. 642-4233. CUES-What's CUES-What's My Baby Telling Me? VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH Every Friday. 11:30-1:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Church on Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in darts - 8 p.m. Steak Night 6:00-7:30 pm. Only $11.00. FAMILY LITERACY DAY Join us for family story time from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Everyone welcome; for more information or to register call 250-642-3022. BABYTIME FRIDAYS: 10:30-11:00 A.M. Babytime is a fun-based program for babies aged 0-18 months. To register call 250-642-3022. EMCS OPEN HOUSE 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road Contact 250.642.5464 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Texas Hold'em - 6 p.m., darts - 7:30 CULTURAL PLANNING INAUGUAL MEETING Sooke Harbour House 7 p.m. For more info call Debbie at 250-216-8582. 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, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Tessa Peers photo www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS � 23 Reader's Photo of the Week Jade Lothrop sent along this photo taken at the boardwalk. Reader's Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. 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This year's amount will not be known until after is approved by the CRD in April. This budget item is usually underspent. For example only $22,500 of the 2010 allocation of $40,710 was spent and last year $38,500 was approved and $13,300 was spent. The regional director tries to disburse these discretionary funds in proportion to the population of each of the sub-areas in the JDFEA. More information about the JDFEA budget can be found on the JDF web site: h t t p : / / w w w. c r d . bc.ca/jdf/budget.htm or by going directly to the JDF budget spreadsheet: Tax Report Here is a list of the grants that were approved in 2011: John Muir Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000. Saseenos Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000..Sooke Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000.. Sooke Canada Day Society $1,000. Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society (Poirier Park Open House) $500. Shirley Community Association (Shirley Hall Repairs) $4,800. Willis Point Community Association $1,000. Total $13,300. *These grants were towards the cost of retaining school crossing guards at schools attended by children from the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. From the Feb. OPSRRA newsletter Tough time to plan for a funeral The right time is now Planning ahead offers you: SAVE 10% Start making your plans today by contacting: 250-984-7943 Hatley Memorial Gardens Sands Funeral Chapels Victoria Chapel Colwood Chapel We're OPEN! Clearance Prices up to Come in during our store improvements... > COMING SOON 50% MORE RETAIL SPACE 70 % OFF on selected merchandise throughout the store to make way for exciting new products RELAX... IT IS OK TO CHEAT ON YOUR REGULAR HOTEL YOU DO YOUR THING... LEAVE THE REST TO US 1-888-835-0078 R AT E S F R O M $ LANGFORD West Shore Town Centre Proud sponsors of the local SPCA and Victoria's Transition House Pet friendly store too! CHECK OUT THE GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE AND THE SOOKE NEWS MIRROR EACH WEDNESDAY FOR OUR WEEKLY FLYER FEBRUARY & MARCH* 69 INN & SUITES D O W N T O W N VA N C O U V E R 1 2 2 1 G R A N V I L L E S T. VA N C O U V E R , B C * SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE SPACE, VALID ON NEW RESERVATIONS BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH HOTEL, VALID FOR STAYS ARRIVING MARCH 31, 2012 & PRIOR 24 � COMMUNITY www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR Raising the stakes for gardeners D o you know someone who used to love gardening and wants to grow a few veggies the easy way this summer -- your mum, or uncle or auntie, a granny or a neighbour? Read on, and tell them about the raised beds at Sunriver Gardens down on Phillips Road. On February 7, at Sunriver Community Gardens, a handful of volunteers showed up to make two more boxed raised beds bringing the total of raised beds to 10 raised plots each 4' x 8'. These mini plots are ideal for a kitchen garden or planting a summer garden, and a winter garden (if so desired) as the winter greens do very well here in Sooke - chards, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbages and early spring broccoli. Thanks to a generous benefactor who Doing It Right with Submitted photo Volunteers Bonnie, Sheila, Mel, Mike, Maywell, and Bob work on the new raised beds at the Sunriver Allotment Gardens. donated the lumber, and a skilled building crew from the local shipyard, Shawn's DIRT Taxi and Sooke Backhoe's Del Wilson, the beds got constructed and filled with old Phillips Farm mother earth, and the crew even put in some gravel paths around the beds to keep everyone's feet dry. Each bed has a nice sit plank around each raised box bed. For some it is important to know they can garden while sitting. Sooke Food CHI is now ready to take reservations for early spring gardening. The beds are designed for those with mobility related health issues. So, if it's hard for you to garden by standing up, bending over or kneeling --- this is for you. Martha Moore, one of Sooke's movers and shakers, is really pleased with her raised bed. "When we moved into the condo it meant leaving our gardening to a few containers on the deck. We enjoyed the flowers and a few veggies. Last year was a treat to have a raised 4'X4' bed in Sunriver garden. It was so easy to sit on the edge -- no kneeling or bending, pain-free gardening. This year, thanks to wonderful volunteers, the raised, seated border beds are 4'X8'. Fall Fair entries here we come!" A $20 annual plot fee entitles one to the use of water, using a watering can or hose from nearby; all tools, compost and soil amendments. We have some donated seeds available too, from generous gardeners like Jane and Rick Gates. Please call Glen at 250-642-7906 to sign up for a raised bed, or plan to attend Seedy Saturday on Feb. 25. 129 2x2 250-642-3646 or 250-883-2087 NEED IT? RENT IT! From BOBCATS to CARPET CLEANERS ....and everything in Between! U Haul Trucks, Moving Supplies, & boxes. 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 E LOCAL LIV LOCAL LOVE LOCAL SHOPhe lky in tox o lee in oSoV Cm a Why Shop Local? 5 6 7 SHOPPING LOCAL SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT Local businesses, which often stock a higher percentage of locally sourced goods and products, often do not require long car or bus rides to get to, helping to reduce our global footprint. SHOPPING LOCAL CREATES JOBS Shops in small towns and cities help create local employment and selfemployment. Local jobs foster economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people. LOCAL BUSINESSES INVEST MORE IN OUR COMMUNITIES Local shops are proportionally more generous in their support for local charities, schools and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial return for our community. G The annual Taste of BC send kids to Camphelps Shawnigan. Page 13 1 2 3 4 LOCAL SHOPS SELL A WIDE RANGE OF GREAT PRODUCTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Many people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are usually surprised by the wide range of products and gifts that are available from local businesses. SHOPPING LOCAL SAVES YOU MONEY Out of town shops have done a great job convincing us that shopping locally is expensive, but there's just no evidence to back this up. If you add in travel costs such as gas, parking and time, the overall cost is often much higher. SHOPPING LOCAL PRESERVES OUR COMMUNITIES Nobody likes losing shops and services in smaller towns and cities - but they don't equate this to how they spend their money. Local businesses thrive if customers spend locally. So if you want a vibrant town centre where you can socialize and shop - shop locally! SHOPPING LOCAL RETAINS OUR DISTINCTIVENESS Local businesses help create distinctive shopping experiences and often carry different products. This helps to keep traditional local products alive, thus contributing to a town or city's special unique qualities. WINE TASTIN SOOKE N E W S MIRROR Page 6 Page 13 Page 24 Agreement #40110541 2010 WINNER Editorial Lifestyles Sports/stats Wednesday, February 8, 2012 OF TAO Tai Chi is an ancient helpful in maintain practice ing good health. THE WAY Mobile home fir e deemed "sus picious" Your community, your Classifi Page 24 eds P21 � 75� Father, son and two dogs esca pe blaze Sooke News Christine Vopel Mirror A fire that consum ed a mobile home at 6647 Sooke p.m. on Saturday Road at 5:20 , Feb. 4 has now been labelled "suspicious." "I've exhausted cause now we're any accidental cause. Whethe left with human r it ately set or accidentwas deliberal has yet to be determined. We'll be turning the file over to the RCMP. If it was of the set, there will fire, be tigation," says a criminal inves- and the only the boys' father Unfortunately younges Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorenso were in the home.t son, Merrick have insuranc Smedley did not Red n. Cross is willing e for the mobile RCMP and Sorenso "I'm thankful to help after home or its that. A fund everyon contents. at Sea View mobile n met today o.k. and that I got almost e was almost all her furniture She lost Coast Capital is being set up at hope to rule out home park in thing out every- art collectio Savings under and her name of the the cause of the the n not to mention "Smedle fire. got 15 skatebo boys' rooms. I washer a one wishing y Fund" for anyand dryer. ards out of there," to donate. "My first thought said Smedley. "The heat was Fire crews had was electrical but that's so strong it Luckily Sooke melted everythi not it. It is a suspithe station when just returned to Fire Rescue ng," she said. cious fire, that's arrived quickly a chimney fire The fire was was reported after receivin attended by are here," said why these guys the call g people, but 23 This respons on Murray Road. at 5:30 p.m. Sorenson with Sorenson confirme regard to the e was made "Most of the fire "I had 19 fire police d, fighters on scene. difficult due to the larage more The mobile homepresence. the kitchen and damage was in We lucked number of vehicles belongs to out because Kristie Smedley parked along MurThe rest was the living room. time of of the ray Road smoke and water day, most voluntee as there was a with two sons, , a single mom damage were home for rs concert . The blaze was Merrick and Zackdinner and able taking place at the same ary Orr and two knocked to time at come out," said dogs. At the time down in the first 15 minutes Holy Trinity Church Sorenson said. ," resulting in The province Sorenson. a busy night for Sooke fire fighthours of emergenwill provide 72 ers. cy care and the 4 Bedroom on Quiet Cul de Sac Yo u r C o m m u n i t y. Yo u r N e w s p a p e r. Shelly Davis Finishing carpente r's home! Wide trims & molding custom details are the difference in this spotless home. You'll love it all: light filled great room w/custom KIT, gas French doors to delightful arboured FP & mtn views; hand deck, scraped hardwoo tine floors. Lrg d & traverbright fin lower lvl. Dbl garage, backs on trail system. Walk everywhere. Very desirable ! $398,000. Call 250.642.6361 me for a private viewing. www.ShellyDav is.ca SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com CLASSIFIEDS � 25 FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS The memorial service for Hughine DOW, originally scheduled in December, has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 1:30 p.m. AT KNOX CHURCH, SOOKE. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS SOOKE HOSPICE is accepting volunteers from Metchosin, including East Sooke, to Port Renfrew for training in " End of Life Care" Training will begin February 29th, for more information please contact/leave a message at 250-642-4345 Thank -you for your interest. SOOKE REGION TOURISM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012, 6:30PM-9PM SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE. All stakeholders are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS PERSONALS DATING SERVICE. 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SOOKE HARBOUR AUTHORITY AGM Wed., Feb.22, 2012, 9am. 1800 Maple Ave. S. ( Wharf office) LEGALS August 21 - 25, 2012, Burnaby, BC Over 3500 BC 55+ Seniors Expected! Go to our website and click on "Zones" to find someone in your area who can help you become part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration LOST AND FOUND LOST: BLUE Hooded Parka. fell from car near Kemp Lake Road. Keys and Jack Knife in pocket. Finder please call Sooke News Mirror. 250-6425752 LEGALS ATTENTION: RUSSELL BROWER-BERKHOVEN. On December 2, 2011, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada issued a Notice of Hearing against you. You must respond to this proceeding by March 1, 2012 failing which the MFDA Hearing Panel may accept the facts alleged by the MFDA in the Notice of Hearing as proven, and may impose penalties against you including a ne, suspension, permanent prohibition, and costs. 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E-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.vivint.ca THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities A Celebration of Margaret's Life Saturday, April 7, 2012 between the hours of 1 and 4 pm The Sooke Harbour House 1528 Whiffen Spit, Sooke, B.C. A casual time to share stories and fond memories. HAVE THE CONFIDENCE IN 250-886-8144 PSYCHIC CIRCLE SPRING FAIR * PALM * TAROT * ESP TILLICUM CENTRE Feb 13 - 19th 26 � CLASSIFIEDS www.sookenewsmirror.com PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED HELP WANTED MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. 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Sooke, BC V9Z 0A9 www.SookeMovingAndStorage.com 250-642-0458 Cell 250-744-0134 www.walksitandstay.ca East Sooke Residents 10% Walk Discount DIAMOND EYECARE 250-642-0774 250-642-0742 EYEGLASSES - CONTACT LENSES 6711 EUSTACE RD / AT OTTER PT. RD, LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED OPTICAL Sooke Legion, Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 pm For more info call 250-886-8144 EYE EXAMS L i s t y o u r b u s i n e s s C a l l 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 5 7 5 2 t o d a y. . . 28 � SPORTS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR SPORTS Epic bike ride raises funds for cancer research Christine Vopel Sooke News Mirror ike so many others, cancer hits close to home for Michael Fargey. "My dad's brother and sister, neither of them made it to 70 because of cancer. My dad was also diagnosed with cancer but he's survived it so far," he says. In one month Michael Fargey will cycle a total of 1,100 kilometres through parts of Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Quebec on four separate back-to-back cycling trips as part of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride is incorrectly titled according to Fargey who comes from a `science family'. "You can't conquer cancer -- the term is wrong." His goal to raise $12,000 toward fighting L cancer sounds daunting to some but Fargey appears confident it can be achieved. "I'll be head-overheels happy if I raise $12,000. If it's beyond that I'll help donate to others' fund-raisers," Fargey says. That sum is the total for the four separate rides he plans to do. He will travel 12.5 to 15 kilometres a day and sleep in a tent provided by Enbridge; a main sponsor and outfitter of the trip. "My first ride is in Ontario from Toronto to Niagara Falls but I think the B.C. ride will be the most fun," said Fargey who grew up in the mountains of Hinton, Alberta. A kayaker and mountain biker of many years, Fargey first began road cycling in 2010 during a ride in Quebec. Together he and 144 other riders Two young athletes in Sooke are being taken under the wing of the community. Skaters Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa, have been ice dance partners for 11 years and the tough economic climate is making it difficult for them to continue to meet the costs of training, costumes and travel. Knowing this, local supporters have organized a Gala Mexican buffet dinner on February 25 at the Sooke Legion. The event will help the pair continue to train. Pilar and Leon- Christine Vopel photo Local cyclist Michael Fargey will be riding in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. raised $2,400 toward cancer research. In ardo have been residents in Sooke for the past six years. Their achievements include being B.C. Junior champion two times, the Western challenge champions and winning fifth, third and fifth place at the Canadian Nationals, and the Richard Gilbert Memorial award for outstanding artistry in Ice Dance. "They are an asset to our community," said one of the organizers who said they didn't want any recognition. They were holding the benefit for the Maekawas because they no time Fargey was addicted to the sport and as he says, `in challenging your life'. "Cycling is great fun, I like the creativity association with it. You can see so much in such a short period of time. It's participation with a purpose and a lot more fun when there are mountains." Fargey currently suffers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee but says that cycling does not aggravate his condition, "cycling is real joint friendly. I'm not worried." Life on the road has many memorable moments but one stood out in particular for Fargey. "We pull into TroisRivieres in a fairground type place. It looked like a world club scout jamboree with 800 to 1,000 tents lined up, all organized. The portable showers were first class, clean with great water pressure. There were also masseuses offering free massages-there was also physio. It was exceptional," said Fargey. Last year's proceeds bought a new diagnostic imaging PET/ CT scanner, the first in the province of British Columbia. Wait times were reduced and the number of patients able to receive these life-saving scans has more than doubled due to funding support by BC Cancer Foundation created by The Ride. A salesman by trade, Fargey moved to Sooke in 2009. "My high school friend Neil Gertsma opened up a Sooke based Home Hardware store here -- and I like surfing." The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer began in part to Jonathan Goodman, the President and CEO of Pala- din, a Quebec based pharmaceutical company. "People are cycle mad out east," said Fargey. Goodman, who is surviving Hodgkin's disease due to drugs such as Paladin -- decided to give back. Goodman donated a large amount of money toward the Enbridge epic ride creating great corporate support for the Enbridge cycling team. "I've never had better cycling stuff," said Fargey with regards to his new Italian cycling clothes. If individuals wish to donate they can call Michael Fargey at michael.fargey@yahoo. ca For others who wish to ride next year, more riders are needed and more information can be found on the website at conquercancer. ca. Young skaters get a helping hand from fans Submitted/file photo Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa. wanted recognition to go to Pilar and Leonardo not themselves. "Just call us a group of community friends," she said. Tickets for the Mexican buffet are available at Peoples Drug Mart. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with the final seating at 8 p.m. SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK DYLAN DESVEAUX This week we are happy to introduce you to 6 year old Dylan Desveaux. He is a French Immersion student from Ecole Poirier whose favourite subjects are "Centres", Science and Math. He is in level 2 of Swimming Lessons and has just earned his yellow belt in Taekwondo. He told us that the next sport he wants to learn is Tennis. When he's at home, Dylan enjoys watching TV and playing games but his passion is Lego. He plans on creating some very large Lego creations someday, but says he needs to add more pieces to his collection before that's possible. Dylan's Dad has been clearing property and it was reported to us that Dylan has been a great help to him. His other jobs at home are setting the table and keeping his room tidy. Dylan has been to Australia 7 times and is a dual citizen. He loves going there to see Nanny and Poppy. They live on the water so he is able to spend lots of time being on the beach, swimming and fishing on the boat with his Uncle and Cousins. Although he thoroughly enjoys his trips to Australia, Dylan says that he would love to go to Egypt someday too. He wants to be an archaeologist when he grows up because of his interest in finding bones and analyzing them. He truly enjoyed the "Mad Science" Program that he attended and says that they are currently learning about how things move in his Science class at school. Dylan is described as being a very caring, nurturing and generous young man. He is a good brother to his younger sister and brother and just generally a very nice boy. We were happy to feature you as our SEAPARC Star of the Week Dylan. Congratulations on being such a super kid! WANT TO BE A LIFEGUARD? Sign up today for our Lifesaving Camp Complete 2 awards in 5 days and be on your way! This Program offers Bronze Cross & Bronze Medallion March 19 � 23 Cost: $252. 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The images we see in the media are of goldmedal-winning athletes standing on podiums with their coach nowhere to be seen. But almost without fail, athletes will credit their coach for their success ahead of anyone else. Coaches lead and inspire athletes from community programs to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums. At the BC Games, coach education and training is a priority with all coaches at the Games requiring certification from the National Coaching Certification Program. Coaches BC is the provincial organization responsible for coaching education programs and the ongoing support and development of coaches. "A c o a c h 's preparation for the BC Games, or any other competitive environment, is just as important as an athlete's preparation," says Coaches BC Executive Director Another successful mentorship program developed by the BC Games Society, Coaches BC and Promotion Plus, supports the education of female coaches. For Laura Watson, Technical Director with Coaches BC and ringette coach, this has been a terrific opportunity for both her and her apprentice coach. "As I started out in coaching I wish that I had had an opportunity to studyfrom a seasoned coach. It would have provided me with the opportunity to see how an effective coach really operates," she says. "The BC Games experience that we have for our apprentice coach is absolutely the best experience that we could ever offer someone." The dedication and commitment of coaches around the province strengthens the overall sport system and contributes to communities and social development. For many, coaching is a way of life. For more information about the BC Games visit www.bcgames.org Are You Ready for Some Sunday, Feb. 19 1pm - 3pm Non-Gear Introduction with Certified Coaches in attendance TRY US OUT! FOOTBALL? Submitted photo Laura Watson is a mentor coach at the BC Games. Gord May. 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Call the editor at 250-642-5752 or email your information and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. r d in Featus eflyer today' � 48000K bt main b btu i burner � 12000 btu side burner � Porcelain cast iron cooking grates #8269177 $ 247.00 CENTRE ICE Hockey action Pee Wee Girls Marcotte Marketing's Pee-wee girls hockey team had two games this weekend against the same team, JDF. Once again the girls play extremely well. A great team spirit and a great team play show some result win a big win of 5-1 on Saturday (exhibition) and 7-0 on Sunday. Over the week-end, Olivia Carello, Morgan Couture, Kiara Taylor and Rory Wood got 2 goals each and a goal each for Alyssa Lloyd and Jennifer Simonis. A great mention for Celina Palko who scored her very first goal in her career and captain Victoria Sutherland made sure she kept the puck for her. Great job girls! Contributed by Melanie Dube Midget Rep Sooke Midget Rep continued playoff action this past Sunday against Peninsula. Sooke had a strong opening period with many opportunities on net that just didn't pan out. Late in the first, it was Peninsula who scored first and not long after, scored again with the man advantage. The second period was fraught with penalties on both sides, but Nick Dueck kept Sooke in the game, turning away a penalty shot early in the third. Finally, late in the third, the skies opened and Quinton MacDonell passed to D-man Brandon Cornbill who blasted a shot past the netminder, bringing Sooke within one. With a couple minutes to spare, Sooke pulled their goalie, but Peninsula found the empty net sealing the win. Contributed by Marilyn Elder Atom C Dale's Electric Sooke Thunderbirds AtomC1 boys met the Saanich Braves on Saturday at SEAPARC. Moments into the first period, Sooke's only goal of the game was popped into the Saanich net by Matthew Lyons set up with a near perfect pass from Dahlan Murphy. John Richardson had some great scoring opportunities and Travis McCrea contributed greatly on defense. Every Thunderbird fought hard but, Saanich, a great passing team, managed to net four goals. On Sunday, the Thunderbirds defeated the Peninsula Panthers two to one in a spirited and exciting game. The first period ended without score. Working hard on the penalty kill in the second period, Finley Arthurs, receiving a pass from Blake Reymerink, banged in his own rebound. Shortly into the third, Ben Ackinclose put one into the mesh with a whistling wrist shot. The Panthers scored one at about the midpoint of the third. A great team effort in the corners and along the boards from players such as William Couture and Alex Perman put Sooke in control. Nick Haisell, once again, was magnificent in goal facing 21 shots. Contributed by Michael Arthurs BC has doubled lumber exports to China in one year. Commodity exports to India were up 74% in the last year alone. 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Now is the time to get the boat ready for some halibut fishing in March. Should be some halibut around since nobody has been able to fish them since September 5. More anglers are taking to waters in search of halibut with the uncertainty of salmon fishing in theSooke area. Just as they open halibut fishing they will reduce chinook salmon fishing between Sheringham Point and Victoria to hatchery only. Until next time. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic photo Steve Arnett we look after you 101-2015 SHIELDS ROAD Simply the most Elegant Executive Home. Just move in!!! This 2002 Home Features 4bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 floors off comfortable living. Bright livingroom with fireplace and rich wood laminated floors. Inline formal diningroom. Amazing kitchen with quartz counter tops, fabulous lighting and breakfast nook. French door to quaint covered deck overlooking the Melinda Brake landscaped yard.Master bedroom with www.melindbrake.com 3pc. ensuite. Private yard. 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