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Wednesday, MARCH 14, 2012

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Big money (Right to left) Lori Angelini, development officer with BC Cancer Foundation, developer Mike Barrie, and Dr. Brad Nelson, director of research laboratories, hold up the $120,000 donation cheque. Left, interested people mill about in anticipation of touring the development.

Mariner’s Village donates to cancer research Sharron Ho

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he developers of Mariner’s Village donated $120,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation of Vancouver Island on March 10 at the complex’s open house. “ I had a close, close friend pass away from cancer in the last year,” said Mike Barrie, former NHL player and partner and developer of the waterfront property. Barrie said he was com-

pelled to make a difference after the loss of a friend, and educational tour at the Vancouver Island BC Cancer Foundation. “When I went and saw what they were doing I said, ‘How can I help and how can I be involved.’” The donation was from a portion of sales of 370 housing units at Mariner’s Village. But the goodwill does not stop there. Barrie said more monetary support may come with continued success of his housing

development. “With our success, there’s no question of us doing more, without committing beyond our means. It’s close to our heart.” The donation will be used to fund cancer research strictly on Vancouver Island. According to Dr. Brad Nelson, director of research laboratories, the money will be put towards funding new projects to generate more knowledge on the disease. “Funds like this allow us

to start new projects, new ideas, hire say a post-doctorate fellow to come to the lab and start something entirely new,” Nelson said. He said a post-doctorate fellow would lay the ground work for research that could be supplemented by external grants. Nelson said the initial donation could be leveraged for up to 10 times the amount. Laura Walsh, of the BC Cancer Foundation, said the contribution was one of a kind.

“In my 10 years on the Island, this is truly exciting. There’s never been a new developer who has stepped forward the way Mike has.” During the ribbon cutting ceremony, District of Sooke councillor and acting mayor Kerrie Reay, commended Barrie and his associates for conducting business locally, adding the development has heralded a better reputation for Sooke. “This development shows that Sooke is a competent and viable place to do busi-

ness,” Reay said. The condo and town home development was constructed using mainly local materials and labour -- employing 140 workers. According to Barrie, all the wood used was from trees in Sooke that were milled locally. Two weeks ago council approved phase two of the development called Merchant’s Landing, which will supply roughly 270 construction positions, and an additional 350-500 jobs when completed.

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New bike skills park requested

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THE NEXT BLOOD bank will be tomorrow, Thursday, March 15, from 12:30 pm - 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road.

OPSRRA AGM SUNDAY, MARCH 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. SHIRLEY COMMUNITY HALL on West Coast Road @ Sheringham Point Road. JOHN HORGAN, MLA and JDFEA Regional Director Mike Hicks will be in ATTENDANCE.

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Driftwood diner The Catchpole family from Manitoba spend a little time in a driftwood shelter at Whiffin Spit enjoying their lunch while on vacation in the area.

Roundabout discussed by council

THE PHOTO STORE and gallery recently on the Sooke News Mirror’s website is being discontinued. IF YOU SEE a photo on the paper that you want to purchase a print of, come into the office and we can put one or more on disk for you.

Public will have input on proposed four-way roundabout

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Discussion on the future roundabout in the center of Sooke was discussed at the regular District of Sooke council meeting on March 12. CAO Evan Parliament gave a brief summary of the project, which has yet to be started as there are negotiation underway with property owners who will be impacted by the construction of the roundabout. Parliament stated that land dedication was needed from two properties across from Evergreen Centre. The roundabout would be built using funds from the gaso-

SOOKE HARBOUR PLAYERS are presenting their latest dinner/theatre this weekend. Opening night at Sooke Harbour House, other nights at the Legion. Tix at usual outlets.

Thumbs Up! TO THE DEVELOPERS of Mariner’s Village for donating their first $120,000 for cancer research.

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line tax, an ICBC grant and Sooke taxpayers. Parliament stated that the taxpayers would be responsible for $30,000. Money to purchase land needed would come from non-parks land reserves (75 per cent) and land dedication (25 per cent). Mayor Wendal Milne called the project “the big elephant in the room” and said it was necessary to have public input. A public information session should be held at the same time as the draft budget information session. Councillor Rick Kasper stated he didn’t like the idea of the district hiring consultants from outside. He said money earmarked for consultants should go back into the project. Parliament said a full tender would go out for the construction. Discussion followed on the disruption to the town once the roundabout construction starts.

“Businesses will be impacted,” said Coun. Herb Haldane. “It’s going to be a nightmare.” Others spoke of the beautification of the town core and creative solutions to minimize the impact of the construction. Coun. Kevin Pearson said the project had good aspects but he was concerned over the cost. “There is some scary

elements to it,” he said referring to underground work required. Mayor Milne said that the roundabout was consistent with the Official Community Plan and they approved the project in principle in the budget. The cost of the roundabout is estimated to be between $450,000 and $600,000.

A proposal to build a bike skills park at John Phillips Memorial Park was met with some interest by District of Sooke council on March 12. Lee Hindrichs from the Sooke Slow Food Cycle group presented plans to build the park at no cost to the district. The park would help all ages of cyclers to develop their cycling skills on and off the road, said Hindrichs. “By centralizing a “safe” skills park decreases the creation of ad hoc skills areas in sensitive areas,” said Hindrichs. It also makes them easier to supervise, she said. The skills park would contain such thinsg as ramps, jumps, bridges, slalom courses and the like. It would be used to host competitions and could attract cyclists from all around the area to Sooke. “It brands Sooke as rhe recreational hot spot for Vancouver Island,” said Hindrichs. She said it follows the “guidelines” for John Phillips Memorial Park

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use in the Official Community Plan. She said this type of park would be used by mountain bikers who have higher incomes and more education and travel or relocate to enjoy their recreational lifestyle. A coalition of members from the Sooke Slow Food Cycle, Sooke Bike Club and the Juan de Fuca Cycling Coalition would build the necessary elements in the park with volunteer labour and donated materials. What they would need from the district would be a survey report, appointment of someone to work with the group and council endorsement. They are looking to start immediately and have a grand opening in September. Mayor Wendal Milne was encouraging but said they needed to have some type of society which would be responsible. Other issues brought forward were on liability, insurance, equal opportunity for all groups, amount of area needed.

Did You Know? I am pleased to announce that I have joined the sales team for Townsend Walk, located at 2253 Townsend Rd. Open Houses Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm or call me to view at a time that is convenient for you.

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SOOKE’S NEWEST TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT 2253 TOWNSEND RD. STARTING @ $299,900! Beautiful 28 Townhome development featuring 9ft ceilings, 3BR, 3BA, wood floors, warm contemporary decorating and upscale finishing details throughout. Great location, only a short walk to schools and Sooke village core. Each unit has covered front and rear porches, front and rear yards and garage. THESE HOMES QUALIFY FOR BC FIRSTTIME NEW HOME BUYER’S BONUS OF UP TO $10,000!

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Rays of sunshine Another lovely sunset, looking out towards the Olympic Mountains.

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Garrison on cuts against DND Elimination of ferry service means more traffic on congested roadways Cuts to the Department of National Defence has been a growing concern for those in the EsquimaltJuan de Fuca riding. Randall Garrison, MP spoke out today about the decision to eliminate the blue boat commuter ferry service that transports workers to and from CFB Esquimalt by April 30, 2012. “While I recognize that the ferry service is not a core function of the Canadian Forces, this decision will add

more vehicles to the already congested drive between Esquimalt and the West Shore” Garrison said. “This decision comes at a time when workers have very few alternative options to get to work,” he continued. With the upcoming Craigflower Bridge closure, the community was already expecting to see more congested traffic. Garrison plans to meet with the Admiral to discuss timing of the ferry service closure. “Can the

blue boat service be extended throughout the Craigflower Bridge closure in order to keep more vehicles off the road during that busy time?” Garrison asked. “This could also allow more time to explore alternative operators of a similar service,” he argued. “The decision to shut down the ferry service is added proof that the federal government needs to act quickly to fund the repairs to the E&N railway,” Garrison said. It has been eight

months since rail passenger service on Vancouver Island came to a halt. “With new jobs coming to the Esquimalt dockyard and ferry service for DND workers shutting down, the already busy stretch of road will reach gridlock,” Garrison argued. An operating E&N rail service would mean less commuters and freight traffic on the congested roads. Randall Garrison MP for EsquimaltJuan de Fuca

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Land Use and Environment Committee Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm Sooke Economic Development Commission Wednesday, March 21, 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

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This and that The cod stocks in the east are not reviving even though the fishery is suspended; the exploding seal population is feeding on the struggling cod populations; the green huggers have produced this effect by their intervention in the seal harvest. Their arguments are sound however, for how indeed could one put a precious baby seal to sleep, when we have all those noisy, ugly lambs we can butcher? Apparently the wild orcas’ salmon dinners are now protected even though there is no indication of any starving orcas. The elusive spotted owl is protected, heck, they might even get around to protecting the economy some day, if enough economy survives to protect. The green huggers promote a “green economy” without even starting up and being successful in a “green business” unless of course receiving donations be considered business. The green

LETTERS huggers are pulling the wool over our eyes and then crying wolf; they will win because they know what “mass hysteria” is and how to manipulate us into it. The federal Liberals have opened the door to their agenda at the legal end, and we are going to reap the rewards — which is that we will become as pristine and serene as the old Newfoundland, while the new Newfoundland makes jokes about us. To see the effects of mass hysteria, there is no need to remember Y2K, one need only pay minimal attention, and we will hear the resounding refrain of “global warming” virtually everywhere, coupled with the familiar “greenhouse gases” but never any word of “Ice Age.” I would point out that in 1000 AD the Vikings were farming in some places in Greenland, and it has not as yet returned to the degree to that degree of warmth, so you’d better get used to it because it’s going to

get a lot warmer, with or without our pittance of CO². Remember also the “clearcut you see from space,” well, all those trees they replanted it with are now sucking up CO² at a rate of three feet per tree per year. Which means, clearcuts remove CO². Furthermore, grizzlies eat berries – and berrybushes are the first thing that grows after a forest is clearcut. So – clearcuts are the optimal habitat for grizzlies. The real question here is – why is everybody so completely silenced by the green huggers? And my answer is – What can you say in the middle of a riot? N.E. MacNab Shirley

A little ridicule I like and respect our B.C. teachers, who are quite well educated but they fail to show their hard won eruditionrather, they seem to behave more like meat-

heads. Historically, everyone knows that no government can withstand prolonged sustained ridicule and scorn, if properly planned and orchestrated. There must be dozens of opportunities for ridicule. So, where are our present day Jonathan Swifts, Alexander Popes, Voltaires and Socrates? And where are the farces, the situation comedies, the devastating limericks, the lampoons and so on? The government should have been bombarded and if sufficiently poignant, the students and parents could have joined in the fun. Like Socrates, the teachers may have to drink the poison of a forced settlement, but unlike Socrates, they did not first rile the government to the screaming stage by a prolonged ridicule program. Had they done so, there may have been a quicker and better settlement. G.B. Miller Shirley

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We are proud to announce our February Milk Money payout to our Community Schools.

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With the overwhelming Support from our Customers, these amounts have been raised for the following local schools in the last 5 month period

Poirier $552 John Muir $424 Port Renfrew $94

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Protective services outlines their issues Police, fire and ambulance all need recruits Sharron Ho

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The District of Sooke held the first protective services meeting on March 7 at the municipal city hall to introduce different emergency departments to residents. Heads from the Sooke RCMP, fire department and ambulatory services conducted presentations discussing year-end results, department backgrounds and existing shortfalls. Sooke RCMP “Sooke compared to other municipalities is grossly under policed,” said Steve Wright, RCMP staff sergeant. “We don’t have enough police officers to go to 24 hour coverage and that is a concern to me.” The district of Sooke currently has 15 police officers, 11 are paid by

the district and four by the province. After 3 a.m. there are no police officers in the detachment, only officers on call. “What it does is our police officers are on call so there’s a delay in our response. A serious delay in our response time and that could pose a danger to the community,” Wright said. There is currently one police officer for every 1,000 residents in the district, which contrasts with the 1/670 average for the rest of the province. In order to match the province, Sooke requires five more police officers. Each tax payer, pays $140/year for policing services. In Victoria it’s $400 per capita. “We’re being stretched too thin with all the demands. We’re getting to the point now where the days of ‘No call is too small’ is coming to an end.” According to Wright, police are focusing on crime reduction. Prolific offenders are monitored to ensure they follow probation rules,

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Staff Sargeant Steve Wright, right and in the background Fire Chief Steve Sorensen talk about the issues facing the district’s protective services. and curfews. “Prolific offenders commit 90 per cent of the crimes, so if we target them we’ll reduce our crime rate.” Last year, police responded to 5,000 calls, nearly a 600 decrease from the six year average. Fire Department

Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said the department is in need of more volunteer fire fighters. “Biggest problem we’re facing right now is recruitment and retention of volunteer fire fighters,” he said, adding a volunteer fire fighter lasts 2.8 years,

but it takes roughly two years to train them. Training costs roughly $8,000, including gear. “Each year it gets a little bit harder to attract volunteers.” In order to cut costs, the fire department was thinking of culling the first responder program, but it was later

determined it would be more cost-efficient to continue it. “If your majority of your department is first responder trained, you don’t have to have first aid attendants.” Currently the fire completes less than half of inspections for commercial and public buildings, completing 350 out of 750 this year, not including re-inspections. According to fire underwriters, the 25-year-old tank on the tanker truck is going to need to replaced soon. Calls have increased 10 per cent each year for the past 15 years, with 900 calls this year. The fire department currently operates on five paid positions and 33 volunteer fire fighters. Ambulatory ser vices Bryon Longeway, BC Ambulance unit chief, said the local ambulances answer 2,500 calls a year, which fluctuate between 150200 calls a month. The service area stretches from Metchosin to Jor-

dan River. He said the District of Sooke currently receives assistance from Victoria advanced life support paramedics, who are on scene in situations that require a higher level of care. According to Longeway, a cardiac case would take the paramedics to Royal Jublilee Hospital in Victoria, meaning an absence between 3-4 hours. He said that cardiac cases will usually go to RJH because paramedics can provide emergency care in the back of an ambulance, meaning a direct route to Cath care. Longeway said response times are monitored by a higher body, and paramedics are given 90 seconds to get to a scene. Since September, there have been no inquiries from the District of Sooke or fire services regarding response delays. There are currently 30-32 staff. Eight staff moved onto other postings on March 1, but 10 more were acquired.

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Sooke Region Volunteer Centre hires its first coordinator The Sooke Region is one step closer to our claim as the Volunteer Capital of Canada. With financial support from the Victoria Foundation, the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Committee (SRVC) has hired a part-time volunteer coordinator. After reviewing several applications, the SRVC Hiring Committee selected Johanne Thompson as our new volunteer coordinator. Thompson is a Sooke resident and volunteer with several years experience in leadership and volunteer coordination. She is eager to meet the challenges ahead. Thompson will have her work cut out for her to meet the needs of our busy community and fulfill the grant requirements. The volunteer SRVC committee members will also be pitching in to connect with the +160 non-profit groups in the region to further clarify and define community needs. Hiring Thompson is an exciting development in a story that dates back nearly four years when approximately 50 members of the region identified the need for more volunteer coordination and support. The SRVC committee was formed in 2010 with the first step to conduct a community survey around how the community envisioned a volunteer centre. The answer was clear: Sooke needed a volunteer centre and the best way to develop it was through small steps dependent on available financial resources. The overall preference was for a self-sustaining entity that wouldn’t compete for the same funds as the organizations it was supporting. In 2011 the SRVC committee applied for a Victoria Foundation grant to design and develop a sustainable volunteer centre. Securing funds and bringing Thompson into the fold is a major achievement. Our local historian, Elida Peers, provides more history on Sooke’s claim as the Volunteer Capital of Canada. She recalls that in the mid1980’s the Toronto Star Weekly wrote a feature story on Sooke, holding it up as perhaps the most outstanding example of volunteerism in the country. It featured the Sooke Community Association

and how its tremendous volunteer effort made so much possible in the community. In 2008 one of the judges of Communitieisw in Bloom awarded Sooke high marks for volunteerism and sug-

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Harry moved into Moss Cottage (it was moved, much later, to the museum). The East Sooke cabin, meanwhile, had lost its identity as Buckingham Palace and been considerably enlarged. Held for years by a series of owners, in 1934 it was purchased by Ray and Grace Horgan, and turned into the resort of “Seagirt” pictured as it looked in 1940. Elida Peers Historian, Sooke Region Museum the land, with the Muir shipbuilding yard and the Muir steam sawmill the prominent sites. Further west, at what we know today as Gordon’s Beach, the enterprising Ted Gordon purchased the broad hillside farm that had been cut from the wilderness by Thomas Tugwell. Joining him as partner was Arthur Floyer, and the two partnered again later in operating a horse stage to Victoria. In 1889 Ted Gordon journeyed back to England to marry his childhood sweetheart,

Kitty Jalland, daughter of a London physician. Kitty was to play a large role in the social life of the Sooke and Otter Point communities for half a century. Jack Gordon found his bride close by, wooing Matilda, one of the five daughters of Michael Muir of Burnside. He and Matilda worked the farm at Burnside, and had two children, Alice and Harry. It was after Jack Gordon had been lost to consumption that Matilda, Alice and

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Though newcomers arriving in Sooke by sea in the late 1800s were largely Scottish, there was also a good showing of Brits, possibly second and third sons of the British gentry. Schoolmates seeking a new life in a new world, in 1883 five bachelors put up a cabin in East Sooke on what is now Seagirt Road. Joseph and Jack Dales, Arthur Floyer and two Gordon Brothers, Ted and Jack, sons of the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, congregated there. With their English accents and manners, it wasn’t long before their home was called “Buckingham Palace.” The fellows nailed animal skins on the walls and began planting fruit trees on the sunny hillside. When they weren’t called by domestic chores, however, they would head across the harbour to visit folk on the west side. After John and Tom Murray arrived in 1886, rowing across to the wharf at the foot of Murray Road was a favourite. West of the Murrays the Muirs held

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Families suffer during strike So let me see if I understand the situation; the teachers want a raise and more benefits, the teacher’s organization were very active in being against the HST, when most economists said that turning back the HST would cost B.C. millions of dollars. The B.C. government has stated that the province can’t afford their demands for monetary increases for pay and benefits. Many, if not most everybody in B.C., Canada, and the world have money and or job fears. So far this year the parents have had no report cards on their child’s progress, or whether they are even attending classes. The government announced their intention to legislate them back to full work yet the teachers still decide to strike for the full allowable three days even though they know they will have to go back to work very soon. This three-day

LETTERS strike means nothing in making their position clearer but means a great deal to families with two working parents – which is most – who now have to pay for daycare they can’t find or afford, or what? Looks like a summary of sad, sad facts to me. If they don’t like the job or the pay then why don’t they do what the rest of have to do, look for other work and let someone who wants this work to get hired. Bob Randall Sooke

Dever’s letter riles The writer is misinformed. It is not the purpose of the state to protect its citizens from harmful drugs. We are not a herd of animals under the care of a kindly farmer. We are human beings. We have the right to harm ourselves. In any event, I am sure the writers’ pseudo-scientific musings are so much claptrap. Alan Randell Victoria

No one is perfect Last week’s (Mar.7,12) front-page headline and article was confusing. Did the grow-op cause the fire? Was it a legal medical grow-op? One of the advantages of legalized grow-ops is that they are required to be inspected for proper electrical connections and fire safety. Mr. Dever, I would be interested to hear your thoughts about the effects of alcohol and nicotine. Healthy, drug and alcohol-free living would be the perfect thing to do but nobody is perfect. Smitty(KLSmith) Shirley

Skeptical on expert I congratulate you for publishing the incoherent letter from Ted Dever in the Mar. 7 edition. In addition to making a series of startling assertions which I have never heard before, he cited the work of “World renown (sic)

Dr. Daniel G. Amen” as his ultimate authority. I looked up this supposed expert on Wikipedia, and found a litany of skepticism of his ‘results’ claimed, pointing out correctly that there is no scientific basis for his conclusions. In other words, he is a fraud and a humbug. I also note that of Amen’s 28 books, among which are weight loss books and books on enhancing self esteem, not one had a title covering this subject. Mr. Dever, please avail yourself of the truth and the sciencebefore you make such absurd assertions. I suggest www.drugwardistortions.org or www.drugwarfacts. org. You might also read the results of the Schaffer, Le Daine and the Nolin commissions, all of which have come to conclusions directly opposite your position. These studies were carried out by true scientists and unbiased educated people, not frauds and humbugs. I assert that you and “Dr.” Amen are wrong, and the scientists who have carried out the proper studies, you know, the ones that can

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Q. Do you carry insurance and are you bonded? A. Not too often do we get asked this question. This is us…..Insured, Bonded, Work Safe BC ‘in good standing’, Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, members of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitting, Hydronic Heating, In Floor Heating, Fireplace/Boiler/Furnace Sales and Service, InterMunicipal Business License, and over 39 years in the industry, 12 in Sooke. You should ask this honest question of everyone who intends to works for you. Protect yourself, ask questions! Lost? Look for the Northern Star for direction. We specialize in ‘Peace of Mind’

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Car Care “Musts” You Don’t Want to Skip (Tire Tread) WHY: The four points where the rubber meets the road are the only things that stand between you and an accident. In wet or snowy road conditions, having good tires with sufficient tread depth is crucial. Worn tires with inadequate tread are much more likely to hydroplane on wet pavement or lose traction in the snow, resulting in a loss of braking power and steering control. WHEN: Check the tread depth of your car’s tires whenever it appears low. Insert a penny upside down into a tire groove. If you can see above the Queen’s crown at any point, you have less than 3/32” tread, and you should replace the tire. Uneven or excessive wear of the tire tread may indicate the need for suspension repair or wheel alignment, both of which will extend the life of your tires. (Note you’ll need to use the older pennies; the newer pennies portray Queen Elizabeth without her crown.) BOTTOM LINE: Driving a vehicle with low tread depth puts you at serious risk for a crash. To slow the wear on your tires, be sure to take care of suspension repairs or wheel alignments as needed.

Q. People are talking about “Books for Breakfast” – what is it? A. “Books for Breakfast” is a new, free literacy program in Sooke for young children aged 2 to 4 years. It’s a pilot project funded by the Sooke Region Literacy Project and Ready, Set, Learn (SD 62). On the last Friday of each month, from January to June, twenty families participate in a lively hour of stories read from well-chosen children’s books. Each session features a special book, sometimes with music, which the children get to take with them to build their home library. Registration for the program begins two weeks prior to the date – this month, registration begins on March 16th for the session on March 30th at 9:30am at Sooke CASA. Join the story fun!

Q: When does the Bank of Canada make interest rate announcements? A: The Bank of Canada usually has eight pre-selected dates throughout the year when they make policy interest rate announcements. These rate announcements determine what the prime lending rates will be and therefore affect borrowers who have variable rate mortgages. Upcoming announcements dates are April 17th, June 5th, and July 17th. To view the schedule on the Bank of Canada Website, go to: http://bankofcanada.ca/en/monetary/schedule.html

Jodie McDonald 250-580-2252 Literacy Outreach Coordinator Sooke Region, Vancouver Island info@sookeliteracy.ca


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Decrepit cabin yields piece of Port Renfrew history Sharron Ho

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Port Renfrew historian believes he has made a connection between two of the region’s first settlers, never discovered before. In 2001, Gary Pearson, 60, a retired naval officer, historian and artifact excavator, was working on an unrelated project on Edinburgh Mountain, north of Port Renfrew, when a decrepit cabin took the notice of his co-workers. After investigating, Pearson learned the cabin, the items inside, and the mineshaft belonged to Lt. Col. Richard Temple Godman, a Port Renfrew pioneer and British army officer. The relics found included an old stove, crockery bottles and hand steels, dating back to 1898. Pearson, who has collected artifacts for museums across Canada, considers the items to be some of the few remaining artifacts belonging to the promi-

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Gary Pearson, kneels by artifacts with Port Renfrew significance at the Sooke Region Museum on March 9. nent Godman family in Port Renfrew, other than an old, memorial monument in a school yard. According to Pearson, Godman and his sons constructed some of the first buildings in Port Renfrew. The Godman canneries, hotel, general store and post office have since been burnt down and destroyed. Upon further research, Pearson discovered Godman was one of the first recipients of the Victoria Cross for his valour

during the Crimean war in 1854. Another recipient of the cross was Capt. Walter Colquhoun Grant, a British army officer and one of the first settlers on Vancouver Island in 1849. The area would later be declared Sooke. “In 120 years, nobody has ever said this,” Pearson said, adding he has never read any research

be replicated by others and arrive at the same results, are correct. By publishing this tripe, the Sooke News Mirror has done us all a service by providing an opportunity for those of us who are aware

of the truth, to help spread it. Of course, if your mind is already made up you won’t be confused by these pesky facts, will you Mr. Dever? Bruce Symington Medicine Hat Alberta

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that connected the two men during the Crimean War. “All of the people who have written history... and everything they’ve written there’s no mention of this stuff.” Pearson was given permission from the chief gold commissioner to rescue the artifacts. He donated them to the Sooke Region Museum on March 9.

“We hope that we’ll be able to help present the story of Port Renfrew to the community,” said Lee Boyko, Sooke Region Museum executive director. “We certainly have some material from that part of our district -- anything from that early on is very important to tell us more about the history of the area.” Museum historian, Elida Peers, agreed. “It’s fascinating, this is early stages, and I’m looking forward to learning more,” she said. “We have always been really interested about learning more about Capt. Walter Colquhoun Grant.” Pearson and his wife, Karen, published a book in 1988 called What Gives You the Authority? The artifacts will be featured in Pearson’s second book on the recovery of artifacts and their significance to Vancouver Island history.

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1. Development Permit with Variance Applications a) DP-31-10 – Lot B, Section 42, Highland District, Plan 13453 (Orr - 7436 Mark Lane) b) DP-32-11 – Lot 6, Section 44, Sooke District, Plan 1958 (Pollock – 7726 Davidson Road) – Tabled Item 2. Subdivision Application – Proposed Park Dedication a) S-03-11 – Easterly ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 36, Township 13, Renfrew District, except that part shown coloured red on Plan 346-R, and except those parts in Plans 22475, 24267, 24755, 29515, 41154, 50819 and VIP59967, PID: 000-468-291; and the remainder parcel of the NE ¼ of Section 36, Township 13, Renfrew District, PID: 009-565752 (Three Point Properties – Parkinson Road) 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 March 20, 2012 by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after March 15, 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.

In many areas in our community there are house renovations and construction going on. Whether it is a new roof, insulation, siding, windows, doors, new rooms, places for storage or a complete overhaul it always appears to go on for weeks and weeks! Updating, repair, and cleaning always seem to take a long time and a lot of effort to complete. Sometimes we might suggest that all the work and time is not worth it, but eventually we often come to the conclusion that the work must be done. No matter how much we love the 'way it has always been' we recognize that it is time to make some changes. Just as this is the case with the homes in which we live, so it is also true of the lives we live. Sometimes we need to take the time and energy to make some changes. As much as we may love the memories and the past, we also realize that it is time to 'clean up our lives' and bring some renovations and renewal to our lives. Just as we might ask our friends for their advice on what to do in our homes, or for the names of reputable contractors, it is good to get some advice for the personal transformations. The oldest guidebook available is the Bible (there are many excellent modern translations available that are easy to read!), and your friends at any of the local Christian Churches would be happy to speak of their personal transformations. Pastor Gordon Kouwenberg

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MLA Horgan speaks out about spring session The Legislative session is only three weeks old and the BC Liberals continue to disappoint as they stumble from one policy disaster to another. It all kicked off with Christy Clark heading to familiar territory at radio station CKNW instead of the traditional throne speech to open the spring session. The Premier opted to lay out her government’s agenda on talk radio, leaving people to wonder why she left radio in the first place. Four scathing reports by independent watchdogs in February highlighted the damage Liberal policy has had on the fabric of our economy and our social programs. First up was a report on the health of our forests by the Auditor General. After a decade of underfunding and confused leadership, the Auditor reported that we don’t really know the true

condition of our land base. For a resource based economy with a 100 year history of forest management, we are no longer able to accurately predict what is going on in the woods today. Three years ago, after numerous complaints from seniors and their families, the Ombudsperson announced her office would do a review of the state of seniors care. Three volumes, hundreds of pages and 176 recommendations later, the Ombudsperson report highlighted the sorry condition of home care, continuing care and the challenges seniors face in British Columbia. Last summer Christy Clark promised to keep Hydro rate increases low. An internal assessment claimed that firing 1,000 people would be enough to keep the predicted rate increases below four per cent.

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Liberals had violated the law to do so and gave the government a year to respond. The past decade has been a difficult one for our education system. A responsible government would negotiate fairly with teachers and work toward improving outcomes for our children. Instead, we have the spectacle of a Premier in attack mode, looking to divide people rather than bring them together. I will be voting against the legislation and speaking against the Liberal approach. John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca John.Horgan. mla@leg.bc.ca

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if it makes sense to do so, but the Liberals can’t even tell us what they plan to sell, only that they hope to raise just enough to balance next year. Promise. A note on the back to work legislation… At the end of February, the BC Liberals introduced back to work legislation to put an end to teachers’ job action. Teachers, parents and students are facing continued tensions as Liberals impose a one sided solution to a problem largely of their own making. In 2002 the BC Liberals stripped teacher contacts of gains regarding class size and composition. Last year the Supreme Court ruled that the BC

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to match those at BC Hydro. More money from working families is a tax increase to most people, but not, it seems, to BC Liberals. They also broke a promise to small business operators to lower the small business tax. Maybe next year. Promise. Of the many clangers in the budget, the strangest is the commitment to sell some of our public assets to fill the deficit hole. The BC Liberals have decided to sell off $700-million in tax-payer owned assets to generate a balanced budget next year – selling out our future for the sake of their immediate political needs. We should sell what we don’t need

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dren’s Representative reviewed the case and found numerous failings in our child protection and legal system. The Liberals predictably promised to implement all of the recommendations so that this horror would never happen again. Only one problem. The bulk of the recommendations mirror those in a similar report done by the representative in 2008 following another case of family violence. Government committed to follow those recommendations as well, but did not. Then there was the budget. Clark promised no tax increases, but she raised MSP premiums, the Carbon tax and ICBC rates

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SPORTS Sooke Triathlon committee has big dreams Sooke’s natural venues have potential to host national and world triathlon championships Sharron Ho

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The Sooke Subaru Triathalon committee has their sights set on putting Sooke’s scenic vistas on the national sporting map. According to Matt Mortensen, Sooke Subaru Triathlon race director, a representative from Triathlon Canada came to view last year’s triathlon for a bid to host the 2013 National Triathlon. “It went really well and were very hopeful we’ll get the nationals next year,” Mortensen said. With last year’s TSN coverage, Mortensen said Sooke has garnered national attention, but added the aspirations don’t stop there. “We’re also investigating this possibility of hosting a world triath-

lon event. If we have a good track record, and they really like the race, and they really like the venue, there’s a good chance we could host a world championship.” He said the potential for a world championship in Sooke is high, as the natural venues utilized are incomparable in value. The committee is currently investigating opportunities for 2014 or 2015. “I can’t think of any race that I’ve ever been in that’s more beautiful than Sooke,” he said. The event already attracts athletes from 22 different countries, with a total of 570 participants last year. In order to make the Sooke Subaru Triathlon a “world class event,” and ensure success in 2012, the 22-person Sooke Subaru Triathlon committee is working

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Last year the Sooke Subaru Triathlon gathered 570 athletes from 22 different countries. on road closure efficiencies and rallying support from the community and businesses. “When competitors come driving into the city and they see ‘Welcome competitors,’ ‘Good luck triathletes,’

it shows the competitors that the community cares,” he said. “If we show our hospitality then the chances are people are more likely to come back and race over and over again.” Mortensen said busi-

nesses can express their support by simply posting up signs and banners, adding he has a vision of the entire community on the sidelines, cheering, embracing and enjoying the race.

The next Sooke Subaru Triathlon will take place on Aug. 12, with three different events: the sprint (800 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run), olympic distance (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run),

and half iron man (2 km swim 90 km bike and 21 km run). Each event will have a team entry. Competitors will begin with a swim at Young’s Lake, then ride their bikes down the West Coast Road and finish with a long distance run along Whiffin Spit. There will also be a pro-chase event, where women and men will go head-to-head. Women will be given a head start, and then the men will be released afterwards. The winner will receive $15,000 worth of cash and prizes. The family friendly event will also provide entertainment for children with a kids triathlon event and fair. news@sookenewsmirror.com

Local skating club hosts ice performances Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Skating Club will be holding their annual Ice Show at SEAPARC tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. The ‘80s themed show will feature group, solo and synchornized performances. There

will also be guest skaters from the Juan De Fuca Skating Club. Sooke Skating Club coach, Lindsey Haldane, said the event is held every year to celebrate the successes of club skaters. “We’ve had a lot of personal bests this year from our junior girls.

A lot of our CanSkate kids...could barely stand on their feet and now they’re skating the whole length of the ice,” she said. The club has a lot to celebrate. Haldane said the club persevered through financial difficuties, with provincial funding being “consid-

erably less” than previous years. “That really impacted us, we had to do a real number crunch,” she said, adding the club did additional fundraisers to compensate. The Sooke synchronized team competed in Vancouver this year, earning silver -- an

✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK MILO SWIFT

This week’s SEAPARC Star is Milo Swift who is almost 8 years old and is a grade two student at John Muir Elementary. When she’s at school; Milo enjoys reading, writing and playing with her friends. Her Mom told us that she is excellent at reading and can finish a novel in two or three nights. Some of her sports interests include skating, swimming, soccer and floor hockey. She’s played ice hockey in the past, has been taking gymnastics for 2 years and says that she might like to try dance classes one day. When she’s at home she likes to play outside and she collects rocks and feathers. We’ve been told that Milo is artistic, musical and is an exceptional singer. She likes to sing along while her Dad plays guitar and the first song she ever learned was “Black Boys on Mopeds” by Sinead O’Connor. When we asked Milo what she is good at doing; she replied “the splits, handstands and being a big sister”. She demonstrated her ability to do the splits (and she did it well)! She added that she cleans her room and tidies up after her baby brother Jonas. She likes travelling a lot and told us that she has been to New York with her family and will be in Mexico for the third time when this story comes out. Milo hasn’t decided what kind of career she will pursue; but said that she might be a singer (like her favourite one Taylor Swift). Milo is described as a confident and gentle young lady who is very smart. It was a pleasure talking with you Milo, thank you for taking the time to be our SEAPARC Star of the Week! You are an outstanding young lady!

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improvement from bronze last year. Five girls also earned four silvers and a bronze this year in a Nanaimo competition. Last year, the club had a crowd of 300 fill the bleachers. “We would love to have people from the public come and watch

us,” Haldane said. Admission is $2, and there will be a 50/50 draw as well as a silent aunction. Auction items will be on display from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the club.

Please send sports tips to Sharron Ho at: news@sooke newsmirror.com

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Bantam C boys win league banners

Pre-season practice starts The Sooke Seahawks preatom team held a pre-season practice at Journey Middle School field on March 9. The Seahawks are in the Greater Victoria League, for players aged seven to 14. Coach Andy Carrier said the team is getting ready for the 10th season. Submitted photo

CENTRE ICE In the most exciting game of the season the team played their best game of the year in a 4-4 tie vs Juan de Fuca 4A at Seaparc last Saturday night. Although the boys were shot out, the play was competitive and equal with end-to-end action, and a lot of battles at mid-ice and on the boards. Alex Kozinka was outstanding in net, making numerous saves to keep the team in the game. In the first period Juan de Fuca scored first followed by Sooke’s Grant Gilbertson, who tied the game. The Thunderbirds took the lead with a goal by Tait Bishop but then fell behind 3-2. By the third period it was 4-3 for the visitors and with one minute to play, the Thunderbirds down a man killing a penalty. Coach Knowles pulled the goalie for an extra attacker. After some mid-ice battles, the Thunderbirds gained the offensive zone where Jack Price sniped the tying goal to the cheers and whistles of the Sooke faithful. Then an additional three minutes was put on the clock for an over-time dual, which saw both teams have their chances. In the end, it was a 4-4 tie and both teams enjoyed the ovation and cheers from both sides of the stands. Key supporting plays and battles won were made by Beau Hicks, Ethan Schwartz, Luke Arden, Jordan English and Owen Phipps. Sunday morning the team was on the road to face Juan de Fuca 4B, the same team previously reported to be near the top of the Novice 4 tier. The last two meetings saw them handing our boys two stiff losses, but this day our team gave them everything they could handle. Playing inspired hockey our team narrowly lost by a score of 8-6. Kozinka made numerous saves again as the team played aggressive and hard. Price scored three times for a hat trick with supporting fire power from Gilbertson, Arden and Connor Keys. The team rests now for the spring break then finishes up the year in a round robin tournament at Victoria Racquet Club where they endeavour to be a force to be reckoned with. Contributed by Krista North

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The Bantam “C” Boys won both the League and Championship banners for 2011/2012. (Back, left to right) assistant coach Jeff Haisell, Bradley Staicu, Garrett Chiasson, assistant coach Carlisle Mason, Larkin Galbraith and coach Gerry Chiasson. (Second row, left to right) Captain Dryden Alexander, Jamie Crevier, Jared Purdy, assistant captain Chad Zigay, Alec Scott, Bradley Angus (front row, left to right) Chadwick Mason, goalie Taylor Haisell, Sheldon Kelley, Dominic Lacroix, assistant captain Ayden Ostropolski and Marco Carello.

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Sooke Boxing Club heads back to the ring S

ooke Amateur Boxing Club is once again in full

swing. Last Tuesday after a brief three week closure, they re-opened their once popular boxing program to participants of all ages. The club was originally formed in 2004 by some local boxing talent and parents who were determined to provide a place for their kids to learn the sport. Although they have maintained sufficient numbers to keep them afloat for the past eight years, those numbers have recently declined, threatening the club’s existence. Refusing to get knocked out, the club has thrown a counterpunch with the help and determination from a few who hold the program near to their hearts. With a few positive changes, the coaching staff,

Tony Brogan and Seth Gotro, are very excited about where the club is going. Brogan’s ambition is to develop a community based committee with several coaches and officials. With a long list of credentials, including winning the national title of All Ireland in 1964, NCCP certified Brogan achieved his career goal in 1966 when he defeated the finalist for the UK heavyweight title at Wembley stadium. Although Gotro has not gone as many rounds as Brogan, he too has trained with the best. Taking up boxing in 2001 Gotro has had opportunity to train with boxing hall of famer Mike Caird and Olympian Donny Orr Jr. Training at Peterec’s Martial Arts under the tutelage of Mickey Griffin and Russ Lyon, Gotro won the 91kg+ Golden Gloves in 2004. When asked about

the club’s philosophy, Gotro replied, “boxing is THE great leveller and it teaches us to be humble, respectful to others and instills that core belief, especially in young people, that anything can be accomplished through hard work and effort.” The duo agreed that boxing is a sport that puts the onus on the individual to succeed and in the end, unlike team sports, there will be no one to blame but themselves if they are not successful. Gotro goes on to say he believes society in general looks down on, and places little value on personal accountability - there’s always someone else to blame. With boxing, we are taught that our efforts, our hard work, are something to value over all else. With the availability of the Sooke Community Hall generously

provided by the Sooke Community Association at minimal costs, the club is able to keep costs down to its members. A monthly membership is $30 with an additional registration fee of $20. However, the registration fee will be applied towards the first monthly fee for March only. There is also a family rate as well as a $5 drop in fee. Volunteers are welcome at the fully insured facility that offers a full sized ring,

as well as other exercise equipment. Located at 2037 Shields Road. The club is open Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information please email sookeboxingclub@hotmail.ca Contributed by Cheryl A. Ring

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or the first time ever, the bluegrass picker and strummers in Sooke will be holding a dinner show at the Sooke Legion on March 31. Eric Day, one of the area’s biggest bluegrass supporters announced the show featuring a whole bunch of local people and their families. Day, will perform with his grandkids in the group, These are the Days, as well as with Just Us. “Mary and I are backing the kids up,” said Day in reference to performing with his grandkids Patrick on drums; Erica with vocals, guitar and mandolin; and Peter picking on the banjo. Then Day turns it around a bit and performs with Just Us, comprised of himself on guitar, Steve Harrison on banjo, Paul Lang on mandolin and Jeff Ellis on bass. “We all do vocal, everybody sings,” said Day. Add to the mix the vocals of Pearl Lacey and Janet McTavish and Mike Kraft and his daughter Kelly. “It’ll be a great evening of bluegrass music and Brian promised the meal will be great,” said Day. He said they will be playing everything — new grass, bluegrass and favourites. And the meal will be nothing to be scoffed at, try chicken cordon bleu,

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his Saturday the Sooke Folk Music Society’s monthly Coffee House is very pleased to present an evening of entertaining and thought provoking music from Without a Net. David and Mary Lowtherwere employed by the province until 2002, where they both had busy careers and despite being well acquainted (well, married anyway) they had never played music t o g e t h e r ! H o w e v e r, when the government decided it did not need to care for the sick and/ or needy anymore, they found they had a lot of time on their hands. Then one day David discovered a clarinet in the back of the closet. “Honey,” he asked,

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Davis and Mary Lowther are Without a Net performing March 17.

“can you actually play this thing?” Did we mention that they’d been married for years at this time? Is David a true guy or what? Do you suppose he calls Mary “honey” as an endearment or because he can’t remember her actual name? Before you answer, we remind you he is a guitar player. He owns a banjo. Yes, in fact, Mary can play that thing, among others. This led to much klezmer music, and a few original songs that could best be described as musical letters to the editor. Eventually it occurred to them that they should take their act to an open stage, which is kind of frightening the first time you do it because you are

playing live, with an audience but without a net. The MC asked them for a name, hence David and Mary: “Without A Net.” Without A Net play a combination of traditional klezmer music and original songs. David does the lead vocals and plays the guitar, banjo and bazouki while Mary sings harmonies and plays the flute, clarinet, saxophone and a number of other things you blow into and move your fingers around on. Having wasted their formative years working as public servants for an ungrateful government (and parenting, but let’s not even go there!) they have

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FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

FACT

The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Don and Crey Gill visited Phoenix in January. They completed the PF Chang Half Marathon as well as hiking and biking. They are pictured at Papago Park “Hole in the Rock.” The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel with you, take it along and then send us a photo of where you travelled. Send your good quality jpegs to: editor@sookenewsmirror.com. We will publish your photos as space permits.

Cont’d from page B2 decided to spend their declining years in an orgy of blatant exhibitionism making noise wherever a promoter can find an audience prepared to listen to us. In recent years they have played the Islands Folk Festival, the Princeton Traditional Music Festival, and have featured at folk clubs in Victoria, Nanaimo and Deep Cove. In April they will feature at the Cowichan Folk Guild. David is a native Islander, born in Victoria when the welcome sign was at the Roundabout. His parents were both journalists, so he learned very early not to let the media know what he was doing!

This served him well growing up in a government town. Of course, a childhood spent among politicians and reporters left David unable to answer a direct question. This can seriously reduce a guy’s chance to get lucky! Mary grew up on air force bases in England, Germany, Malta, Ceylon, Goose Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. That she remembers Goose Bay with the most enthusiasm shows how damaging this kind of childhood can be. In later years her father left the air force and finally settled down in North Saanich for a normal life as a councillor, and eventually mayor. His later career

in politics had various results, such as the Panorama Leisure Centre and his daughter’s ability to understand when David was actually saying “yes!” While David learned his music through the simple expedient of picking up a guitar and watching other guitar players, Mary was actually trained through high school band programs and advanced tutors. They note that there are lots of guitarists everywhere but woodwind players are scarce, and take this opportunity to speak up for music education in public schools. David and Mary are both looking forward to playing in Sooke on

St. Patrick’s Day. David lived in Jordan River in the very early 1970s and remembers when Sooke was the “Big City.” Mary, on the other hand, wants a chance to play a few jigs and reels between sets of klezmer. The audience should be warned that when they play the stage leans perceptibly to the left. Come and join us this Saturday, March 17 for what should prove to be an evening of provocative music and stories. The location is Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday March 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaws: Bylaw No. 518, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-2) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 518, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-2) is to rezone 2120, 2110 and 2096 Church Road to a Comprehensive Development (CD) Zone - Knox Centre CD Zone. The Knox Centre CD zone would expand the range of residential uses in the District to allow for the development of an aging in place seniors residence, as well as a residence for younger populations that may have mobility or health issues. In addition to providing affordable independent supportive living suites, the proposed CD zone would allow for various services such as a restaurant, space for provision of education services, church worship and service, and church administration of¿ces. Personal services such as a laundromat, hairdresser, exercise classes and health services such as counselling, podiatrist, massage therapy, or physiotherapist are also proposed to be allowed under the CD zone. The Knox Centre CD zone is proposing a maximum height of 20 metres and maximum lot coverage of 60%. The proposed setbacks in the CD zone will require the principal building to be setback 3 metres from a side lot line, 4.5 metres from a rear lot line and 0 metres from a front and Àanking lot line. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Copies of the proposed bylaws, and relevant background documents, may be inspected at the of¿ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing from March 14, 2012 to and including March 26, 2012. If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Planning Department at 642-1634.

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Dragonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Den auditions return to Victoria on Mar. 17 Energy innovation ideas welcome for special episode Erin McCracken Black Press

Calling all entrepreneurs looking to make it big in the business world with a little or a lot of help from some investors with deep pockets. Producers of popular CBC TV show Dragonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Den are holding auditions in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point on Saturday (March 17), one of more than 40 audition stops on a cross-country tour. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day-long

event, held at the same location, attracted a bevy of creative minds with practical and quirky ideas, from smart-home technology to naughty gingerbread creations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting for the city, not just for us, not just for the Dragons Den,â&#x20AC;? said Avril Matthews, director of marketing and sales for the Inn at Laurel Point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a favourite day here because you never know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to come in the doors.â&#x20AC;? At least one Victoria team of entrepreneurs who auditioned last year was invited to Toronto to pitch their product to the dragons, Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Leary, Jim

Treliving, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec and Bruce Croxon. Josh Mitchell and Jeremy Green presented Scufflinks - cufflinks for pant hems to the powerful panel, but were shot down in the end. Still the pair were thrilled with the national exposure they received when the episode aired last fall. An average of more than 1.3 million viewers watch the show every Wednesday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year again the panel of producers are looking for participants of all ages,â&#x20AC;? CBC said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After a highly-rated â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;all-studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; special in (last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) season six, Dragonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Break in to Sooke’s Broken Neck Radio Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

Stan Schinners, is an IT technician by day, but adopts the moniker DJ Zang by night, for an online heavy metal radio station he built and developed with his son. The radio station, Broken Neck Radio, operates out of his living room in Sooke, through a server that feeds off into different transmission platforms like iTunes, Winamp, and smart phones. In the last month, Schinners’ station has had 7,000 unique visitors from 108 countries around the world, listening to 7,800 hours of metal in total. A majority of the listeners come from Canada, U.S., Russia and Germany. The station itself was conceived and named by Schinners’ 17-yearold son Jaime, who acts as a DJ and the station’s website designer. Schinner had been applying to DJ positions with no success and it was his son’s encouragement that got the ball rolling. “He just said to me, ‘Dad, why don’t you

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Stan, left and son Jaime spend their nights on Broken Neck Radio. start your own? Make your own rules, direct it all by you.‘” Schinners said. They went online Aug. 21, 2011. Since then, Broken Neck Radio has developed only one philosophy, “If it’s metal, it gets played.” The independent DJ said the station caters to the demands of all metal heads, from death metal, main stream to old school. Although pleasuring the ears of metal heads around the world is an achievement on it’s own, Schinners said one of the most rewarding aspects of his new hobby is helping unsigned bands, or “unsigned heroes” gain exposure. Two local

bands, Lepka and Rotten Rails, have garnered attention from air-time on Broken Neck Radio. “The people out-

side of B.C., are only able to listen to whatever they have on YouTube, whereas this has allowed them to touch them in a different manner, i.e. being able to listen to them on the Internet,” he said. The station has also given Schinners oncein-a-life-time opportunities. Last February, a record label permitted Schinners backstage access to the music festival Gigantour in Abbotsford. It was here, Schinners interviewed Lacuna Coil and chatted with bassist David Ellefson from Megadeth.

It’s been less than a year with Broken Neck Radio, but Schinners wants, “every person’s dream: to make a hobby a career.” “It takes up every moment of my day. I’m always thinking up new ideas, all the time,” he said. Schinners usually dominates the air on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. into the early morning. But has one other DJ from Illinois who goes on air, as well as three more currently in training. Any curious ears can take a listen at: www. brokenneckradio.com

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in ladies darts - 1 p.m. Shuffleboard - 6:30 p.m. Nascar Meet and Pick SOOKE HARBOUR TOASTMASTERS MEETING Located at Village Foods meeting room, from 7-8:30 p.m.

UNDER THE “I” Regular bingo games are scheduled in the firemen’s lounge at the municipal hall today from 12:45-3 p.m. BLOOD BANK Donate blood at Holy Trinity from 12:30-7 p.m. ANNUAL ICE-SHOW Sooke Skating Club holding ‘80s themed yearend show at SEAPARC from 5:30-6:15 p.m. 55+ CLUB People’s Drug Mart.

Mariners Village Grand Opening

March 16 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. SERIOUS COFFEE Movie night at 7 p.m. Free admission SOOKE HARBOUR PLAYERS Opening night of Wake Me When I’m Dead. At Sooke Harbour House, 5:15- 6 p.m. Tickets $75 from Shoppers Drug Mart. Performances all weekend.

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OTTER POINT Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer, 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new condition. Call 306-290-8764.

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OBITUARY

MacDougall, Robert Daniel January 14, 1974 - March 2, 2012 38 years young Born to Rick & Wilma at Burnaby. Rob was a true animal lover that had a heart of gold. He would be ďŹ rst to help anyone in need, was very generous, and a true friend/son. Survived by parents, only sister Leanne, nieces, grandmother, step parents, and Dogs Digger, Sophie and Taz.

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NEWS • B11

Computer tech support scams target British Columbians Protect yourself, your money and your identity For several months, phone scammers have been targeting British Columbians by pretending to be with a reputable computer software company, asking to perform urgent software updates and requesting hundreds of dollars as a fee for their service. In response to this and other frauds, the province and Consumer Protection BC are teaming up during Fraud Prevention Month to provide tips to help British Columbians fraud-proof themselves. Fraud Prevention Month is a national initiative with the goal of fighting fraud aimed at businesses and consumers. This phone scam is a prevalent one. The Canadian AntiFraud Centre says it currently accounts for 70 per cent of all fraud complaints in Canada. The phone scam works like this: Tom, a B.C. resident, receives a phone call at dinner time. The caller explains he is from ‘Microsoft Tech Support’. He asks Tom whether his computer is running slowly and encourages him to download software right away to fix his computer. Tom has found that his system has been sluggish lately so he follows the caller’s instructions and bills the new ‘software’ to his credit card. The total bill is in the hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, Tom has been scammed and has installed spyware, or malware, on his computer. The corrupt program can potentially monitor what he is typing on his computer, including personal information like banking details and passwords. Here are some tips to protect you and your family from becoming a victim of this ‘virusfixing’ scheme: • If you receive one of these unsolicited phone calls, hang up and do not download anything onto your computer. • Do your research and ask questions around all unsolicited

phone calls. • Get the name, phone number and website address of any company that calls you. Check to see if it is a legitimate company or if a real company’s name is being used as part

of a scam. The Internet has a great deal of useful information on scam avoidance.

• To stay informed about possible scams and to warn others: Visit Consumer Protection BC on Facebook at: www.facebook. com/ConsumerProtectionBC. Report any fraudulent activity to

• Do not provide any personal information, especially your credit card number.

the Canadian AntiFraud Centre by calling 1 888 495-8501. • Know your rights! If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities as a B.C. consumer, please

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March 14, 2012 edition of the Sooke News Mirror