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Emergency response Left, emergency personnel and RCMP attend to the victims of a motor vehicle accident along West Coast Road on the morning of Monday, April 9. There was one fatality and another three persons suffered injuries. A woman passenger was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with serious head injuries.

One fatality and five injuries on West Coast Road Car accident and motorcyle crash close highway Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

Two different vehicle accidents occurred on April 9 on West Coast Road, one resulting in a fatality. One teen was killed and another three were injured after the stolen vehicle they

were driving crashed near Park Isle Marine on West Coast Trail around 10 a.m. According to a witness report the westbound midsized compact vehicle was speeding down the road, lost control and veered into the other lane. “This guy was going like a rock out of hell,” he said, adding the vehicle nearly hit his motor home. “My windshield cracked and I got dirt on my windshield from debris,” he said. RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright said the vehicle then

hit a power pole sideways, and flipped over into a ditch upside down. The pole was snapped in half by impact and one passenger was killed. When emergency crews arrived the driver and front passenger were on the road way. One man was confirmed dead, and a woman was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with serious head injuries around 11 a.m. Wright said she is currently in the Intensive Care Unit. Two other men were

taken to hospital via ambulance. Two of the occupants were 18 and two were 15. Wright said the vehicle, which was a Chevrolet, was reported stolen in the early morning in Sooke. He could not confirm if all the occupants were from Sooke. Sooke Fire chief Steve Sorensen said judging by the damage done to the pole, speed may have been a factor. The driver of the vehicle is in police custody and was to be in court Tuesday,

facing charges of criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and possession of a stolen vehicle. Motorcyclist flies over pick up Later on around 7:30 p.m. there was a collision involving two motorcyclists and a pick up truck on West Coast Road near Whiffin Spit. Fire chief Steve Sorensen said one of the cyclists crossed the centre line, hit the front of the Nissan pickup truck, and flew over top, where the motorcycle

then “exploded” into a hundred pieces. The motorist suffered from a broken arm and cuts. The second motorcyclist then ran into the back of the first motorcycle, sustaining severe road rash. “They were going too fast,” Sorensen said. “They were both wearing helmets, luckily.” Both men, in their late 20s, had Alberta license plates. The people in the pick up truck were not injured.

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Your Community Food Store SOOKE

LANGFORD

6660 Sooke Road Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

“Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974”

We reserve the right to limit quantities

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Fresh, Great Tasting Meat

5-A-Day for Optimum Health

BUTCHER’S BUTCHER’S BLOCK BLOCK

PRODUCE

AAA Beef Top Sirloin

Large Navel

Grilling Steak $599 Oranges /lb

13.21kg.......................................... AAA Beef Top Sirloin

1.52kg..........................................................................

4

11.00kg ............. Fresh

/lb 17.61kg

Pork Shoulder Butt Steak $ 19

2

4.83kg .............

Fresh

/lb

19

3

7.03kg...............

.............................

SEA

2

5.49kg ..................

/lb 5.93kg....................

Fresh Imitation

Fresh Hand Peeled

Previously Frozen Wild

Crab Meat

Shrimp Meat

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets

$

/100g

279

/100g

$ 39

2

2

Gulf Island Roasting Co.

Nature’s Path Organic

Fair Trade Coffee

Eco Pak Cereals

9

99

Blue Sky

$

279 59¢ 2/ 00 4

Natural Soda 355ml ................. Food Should Taste Good

Tortilla Chips 156g.............

+ dep

Red Bull

Sea Point Farms

Edamame 454g ........... ........... Wholesome Sweetener

Blue Agave Sweetener 1.25kg

Quality and Convenience

$

Wong Wing

Wonton Soup 426g ................... Snowcrest

49

4

$

99

2 $ 99 1 $ 69 7 $ 99 3

Berry Blend or Strawberries1.5kg . Island Farms Frozen Yogurt, Sherbet or Ice Milk 1.65L ..

Remember Your Calcium

DAIRY Island Farms

Spinach Salad $ 32 oz.

129

Per 100g

Mild or Authentic

/ea

227g

3

/ea

Per 100g

800

Heinz Squeeze

Ketchup

99

100g

1.6-2kg

709g

10’s

2’s

3.78L

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1.36kg

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Gummy Bears

100g

Blueberry Blast Trail Mix

Senior’s Day Thursdays • Save 10% on Most Items

100g ..........

179 /ea

Kraft

BBQ Sauce

455ml

2/

400

Nature Valley

Granola Bars 160-230g

$

249

Hunts Thick N Rich

Pasta Sauce 680ml

4/

500

Kelloggs

Rice Krispies Cereal 420-525g

$

329

Aquafina

Remineralized Water 24x500ml

$

599 + dep

Kraft

Pure Jam 500ml

$

389

Lays XXL

Potato Chips 270-300g

3/

800

Island Gold Free Range Large

Brown Eggs

Dozen

$

429

BAKERY

Salted Pumpkin Seeds $ 100g

79

$

600g

Bulk Foods

¢

.

570g

1L

199

2

400g

6’s

1.82L

29

Honeymaid Graham Wafers or Crumbs

600g

+ dep

Apple Juice

Coleslaw Guacamole 99 Cheese $ 49

3

12x355ml

Wine Gums

/lb

“Secret Super Saver Specials”

1L

Motts Fruitsation

Smoked Gouda $

69¢

1.52kg

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+ dep

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$

Spartan Apples

1lb bag

/ea

1kg

All Varieties Dasani or

400

5

149

645ml

2/

$ 49

/lb

$

$

300-500g

79

2/

149

Kiwi Fruit

Celery

650ml

158-255g

12x125ml

$

5

$

3.29kg

Organic

113g

Hamburger Helper

DELI Per 100g

99

Betty Crocker Tuna or

Healthy Choices in our

Honey Ham

$

/lb

946ml

3

Multipack Yogurt

$

3

99¢

4x99g

890ml

$

Island Farms

129 Island Farms $ 99 Cottage Cheese 750g ................. 3 Capri $ 19 Soft Margarine 907g .............. 2 Kraft $ 79 Philadelphia Dips 227g ............ 2 Sour Cream 250ml . .....................

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Mayonnaise

$

Tomatoes on the vine 2.18kg .................................

/lb

6x113g

326g

French Fries 1kg ...... ....................

334-357g

280g

Kraft

69¢

450g

Roasted Coffee

McCain Red Bag

Pizza

Tortilla Chips

5

Anjou Pears 1.52kg .................................

Asparagus Tips

85g

Maxwellhouse

FROZEN FROZEN FOODS FOODS McCain Ultra Thin Crust

+ dep

2/

99¢

250g

Old Dutch Arriba Flavoured + dep

3/

329 $ 99 Beemaid Liquid Honey .......................... 2 $ 09 Royal City Smoked Oysters ................... 1 $ 99 Carnation Coffee Mate .......................... 2 $ 99 Motts Fruitsations Apple Dessert 1 2/ 00 Jello Pudding Snacks ....................... 3 $ 29 Capri Canola Oil ................................... 2 2/ 00 Lipton Onion Soup Mix ........................ 4 $ 99 Old El Paso Salsa or Picante Sauce .... 2 2/ 00 McVities Hob Nob or Digestive Biscuits .. 4 2/ 00 Carriage Trade Prepared Mustard .. 3 2/ 00 Robin Hood Large Flake Oats ............. 5 $ 59 Vlasic Dill Pickles ...................................... 2 $ 79 Dads Cookies ........................................... 4 2/ 00 Dempsters Sesame Bagels ..................... 5 Island Bakery Premium 100% Wholewheat Bread 99¢ $ 69 Dempsters Whole Grain Multigrain or Century Grain Bread 2 $ 99 Purina Cat Chow .................................. 6 2/ 00 Tri V Dog Food ..................................... 2 $ 99 Glad Heavy Duty Garbage Bags ..... 2 ¢ Spongetowels White Paper Towels ...... 89 $ 99 Granny’s Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent .. 4 $ 49 Duraflame Anytime Fire Logs ........ 2

349

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400

in all departments

Cranberry Cocktail

Energy Drink 4x250ml ...........

Green Onions

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Tracey Jepp & Dustin Pearsall

2/

200g.............................

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Ocean Spray

499

White Mushrooms

$

Congratulations

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Sliced or Whole

Mangoes

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$

650-907g

Fruit Snacks 115g ....................

/lb

/lb

/100g

NATURAL FOODS Annie Organic

79¢

Breaded Pork Cutlets $ 69

For Your Healthy Lifestyle

454g

/lb

Iceburg Lettuce

/lb

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/lb

89¢

$

129

2.84kg

269 Ground Pork $219

Pork Stewing Meat $ Treats From the

$

/lb

Pork Shoulder Butt Roast $ 49

Fresh

Fresh

7

Fresh

All Sizes

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.............

Fresh Boneless

White or Red Baby Potatoes

69

¢

AAA Beef Top Sirloin

Premium Oven Grilling Medallions Roast $ 99 Steak $ 99

5.93kg

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19

1 79¢ ¢

99

Flax Bread White or W.W. Kaiser Buns $ 99

1

6’s

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6’s

3

39

454g

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239

Mini Apple Strudels $ 89 6’s

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

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NEWS • 3 Submitted photos

Up Sooke

Top, left to right, Verna, Lisa, Sherry and Michelle don their Easter bonnets at Western Foods. Below, the Sooke Pipes and Drums perform at Home Hardware’s 20th Anniversary celebration.

CORRECTION

WE ASKED: SHEILA CARTER SAID she was stopped outside Shoppers and asked what she thought should be done with John Phillips Memorial Park? Our column stated: “a pitching pot would be nice.” HER ACTUAL RESPONSE was: “As the bike skills park will likely go ahead - some other activity for families such as a crazy-golf course or pitch n’ putt would be nice. Something to get the kids away from the computer and outside for a fun family afternoon.”

Orchestra member passes James Warner The sad news of the sudden death of Jim Warner last Friday has left the Sooke Philharmonic mourning, not only the passing of a founder member of its woodwind section, but of a dear friend and colleague who will be sorely missed. His support and concern for the growth and stability of the orchestra and the sustenance and development of Sooke’s musical health in general, was of enormous value to all of us who worked with him making music, as well as the community as a whole. Our hearts go out to his wife Mary and family. Norman Nelson

Sooke has fun fun!

CONSIDER THIS

A GROUP OF women from Fibres & beyond are opening their annual show, Consider the Lilies on April 14. THE SHOW RUNS to April 22 at St. Mary Church in Metchosin coincides with the blooming of the lilies around the historic church.

Thumbs Up! TO THE EMERGENCY personnel who always respond to the accidents and incidents along our highways and byways.

Missing senior found dead in East Sooke Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

The search for a missing 76-year-old East Sooke man has ended, after his body was found on the shore of Anderson cove on April 4. A passer by discovered the body of Thomas Woods along the shoreline around 11 a.m. “The BC Coroner Service and Sooke RCMP remain on the scene where Mr. Woods’ body was located this morning,” according to an RCMP press release. The BC Coroner Service and Sooke RCMP are currently investigating the death. Foul play is not suspected. On the same morning

prior to the discovery, around 50 search and rescuers were mobilized to scour areas around the Galloping Goose Trail -- searching through properties backed along the trail and other interest areas, according to Kathryn Farr, with the Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue. “It’s important that we, being the RCMP and Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue are doing the best we can on this area,” she said. The final rescue effort was one of many, after Woods was reported missing on March 30. Woods was last heard of at 8:30 a.m. on March 30, and it was believed he was making plans to head into Colwood and

Langford to run errands and visit his daughter. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services was also onsite at the search and rescue command centre on

Gillipse Road, to provide food and services for the search and rescue team.

Sharron Ho photo

Searchers gathered in East Sooke to look for “Tad” Woods on April 4.

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Northridge Farms A.A.A. Boneless

Thick or Tenderized

Beef Blade Pot Roast $

Pork Leg Cutlets $

399/lb

$8.80/kg...........

Fresh

88¢

$1.94/kg.........

Finger Bones $5.49/kg...... 2

/lb

Chicken $5.49/kg.............. 2

Pork Back Ribs 568g... 6 ea Cured Bacon 500g........ 4 Simply Poultry Breaded Frozen Chicken

$ 99

PaciďŹ c Caught

Sea Food

Frozen Ahi

Organic!

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Deli

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$ 49

Ham............................................... Cervelat

/100g

¢

1 $ 99 1

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Salami.........................................

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1

$

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Snaps Box 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Oats....... 25 /100g

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Chocolate Chip Cookies 12pk.

Organic Thompson

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$ 49

1 Dried Unsulphered Blueberries $459 Coffee Beans

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Toasted

Corn Nuts 99¢/100g

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French Bread 454g.................

Made from Scratch Oatmeal

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Lettuce.................... 2/$300

Made from Scratch

Apple Crumble 8x8sq....................

$

Sausage Rolls 6 pack

5

Organic Rolled

Made from Scratch

Spicy Beef

Organic! Green & Red Leaf

Marbled Chocolate Covered

$ 59

/100g

Macaroni & Cheese Salad

3

Sesame Seed

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$ 59

Beef

Old Fashioned

Bulk Foods

2

Crab Meat....... 88 /100g

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2/$ 00

Mangos....................

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$ 20

Imitation Ready to Serve

32

Mexican

Tomatoes $1.94/kg......88 /lb Zucchini 1.50/kg............68¢/lb

$ 99

Tuna Steaks........

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Simply Poultry Frozen Cordon Swiss or

Fresh

Snapper Fillets $

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Strips, Nuggets or Burgers 907g 4 ea Broccoli Cheese 284g 2

Italian

Apples $1.94/kg.............88 /lb Kiwi Fruit.................8/$300

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$ 49

200

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Fletcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dry

Frozen Fort Hardy Marinated

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$ 49

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Broccoli Crowns

B.C. Fresh Combo Pack - Drumsticks - Thighs

$ 49

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Florida

California

249/lb

$5.49/kg.........

Regular or Marinated Beef Rib Meaty

58

California Large Navel

$ 69

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425g................

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1.36kg..............

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899

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Pasta Sauce

3/$

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Sliced Mushrooms 4/$ 00 5

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284ml.............

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Quenchers 225ml...4/$300 Hash Browns 1kg..... $229 ea

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Santa Cruz Organic

Weetabix Whole Grain

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$ 69

Chocolate Milk 1L.........

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

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NEWS • 5

Meals on Wheels serves community need

JOHN VERNON

Sooke News Mirror

“Hands down, you’re the best. We just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did for us. We appreciate the fact that you were always there for us when we needed anything and answered all of our questions so quickly. We are very glad we had you to sell our house and help us find our new home. We love it.” E&T Morgans

Sharron Ho

The Sooke Meals on Wheels program is calling for more volunteers to ensure the operation will continue three days a week. Alma Anslow, Meals on Wheels president, said the non-profit organization is at risk of cutting down services to just two days a week if more volunteers are not found. Currently running a skeleton of about 50 volunteers, the program requires standby cooks, cook helpers and drivers in the event of illness or absence of volunteers. The organization offers hot, balanced meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which are delivered to client’s homes at a cost of $4.50. There are currently 24 clients who rely

Sharron Ho photo

Donna Peters and Julie Sanders man the kitchen for Meals on Wheels. on the program, many of whom are seniors and incapacitated individuals who cannot cook themselves. Anslow said clients also buy extra frozen home-cooked food for days when there are no

home deliveries. But one of the main services the organization provides is social interaction. “You have to remember, with an older driver, they know everybody on route and they stop and

have a chat with everybody,” Anslow said. Donna Peters joined Meals on Wheels as a volunteer five months ago, returning after volunteering for years previously. “I believe in the pro-

gram for seniors that aren’t able to cook for themselves,” Peters said. “ I think a lot of people wouldn’t eat as well as they do if it wasn’t for the meals that are made here.” Meals are prepared at the Sooke Community Hall, and cooks will be in the kitchen from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. All meals include a bun, soup, entree of meat, starch, two vegetables and a desert. Drivers are on the road for about an hour and a half each shift, dropping food off to residences. Cooks and drivers work in four person shifts, twice a month. The Sooke operation is the final volunteer run Meals on Wheels program on the Island. If you can help in any way call Alma at 250642-2184 or May at 250642-4973.

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The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre on Sooke River Road near the Sooke Pot Holes was vandalized during the night on April 4. The front of the newly constructed building was defaced with a long streak of spray paint. A window was broken with a rock, and surrounding signage was damaged, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright. A pair of trees along

the access road were also vandalized, with a phrase cursing the Capital Regional District. The centre is not a project of the CRD. Wright said there have been no reports of similar vandalism. Elida Peers, of the Salmon Interpretive Centre, said the incident was “frustrating and disappointing.” “We have had activity on the grounds at night, that is people coming in and doing wheelies, but no vandalism,” she said. Peers said the worst of the problem is the

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Vandals leave their unwelcome mark Sharron Ho

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Graffitti across the front of the interpretive centre. graffiti, and hopes the vandals will come forward and volunteer to

clean it off the building’s wood panels. The Charters River

Salmon Interpretive Centre is valued at $1-million.

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6 • NEWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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LOOKING BACK

A trip through the Sooke News Mirror time machine: April 9, 2008 Jordan River Land sale still pending March has come and gone and developer Ender Ilkay’s bid for 2,532 hectares of land stretching along southern Vancouver Island from Jordan River to the Sooke Potholes is still pending. “It (the deal) has been extended... it’s openended somewhat,” said Ilkay on April 1. “We’re still watching the process -- seeing what’s happening.” Currently the land sale is basically sitting in limbo, while the Ministry of Transport deals with a Juan de Fuca Electoral Area land-use bylaw amendment which would see restrictions on the number of dwelling that can be built on rural properties. The proposed amendment would see lot sizes under eight hectares remain the same while rural lots over eight hectares limited to 120 hectares, and forestry lots limited to 120 hectares with one residential dwelling per lot. These amendments could severely restrict what any development company or individual could do with the properties in question. “The bylaw will have huge impacts,” said Ilkay. “A lot of people are getting hurt in the process.” He said he would like to sit down with the Capital Regional District (board) and work collaboratively. “I haven’t felt any welcome in that way,” he said. April 11, 2007 ‘Sack the plastic’

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She said the projects funded by the trio of grants will work in concert Highway 14 will be dug up for the main artery of the sewer system and the recent grant will help make the community’s core safer and look better afterward. “This sort of brings everything together,” said the mayor. The other road project will help with traffic flow.

Looking back at the mighty Rolano back in 1999.

April 9, 2003 School district must trim $1.87 million

but everyone can opt for reusable bags for their trips to the supermarket.

April Fool’s Day didn’t deliver a lot of jokes last week, when the Sooke school district brought its budget consultation to Journey Middle school. The school district must shave $1.87 million off its $57.6 million 2003-04 budget. “Let’s not kid ourselves,” Sooke school district superintendent Dave Drummond said at the opening of the 2.5-hour budget struggle. “The exercise we are going through tonight will reduce service in the schools.” One of the most popular fiscal solutions discussed was the institution of a user-pay system. The proposal calls for every bus-riding student to pay $10 per month to get to and from school, adding $270,000 in annual revenue. Sooke school district trustee Don Brown said charging riders wouldn’t work. Families on welfare couldn’t afford it and administrative quagmires would result. A family rate, provincial support and Parent Advisory Council subsidization for those in need were suggested aids.

campaign launched Environmental concerns are not new but the awareness of eco-related issues has probably never been as acute as it is now. News reports on topics including global warming are daily staples of the media. And there are even accounts of whole countries banning the use of old fashioned incandescent light bulbs. The move to ban non-biodegradable products is picking up steam and a local resident is jumping on the bandwagon -- exhorting her neighbours in and around Sooke to say no to plastic bags. There is a serious move afoot to rid communities and wilderness of ubiquitous plastic containers, and the grocery bag is only one on the list. Lesley Saddington has decided she’s had enough, and feels a boycott of the bags is an easy and meaningful step ordinary people can take in helping their environment. Saddington says it is not easy for average folks to give up their cars, travel or certain foods that may have been transported from far-away areas,

April 14, 2004 Sooke receives another grant The District of Sooke shot and scored. Three times. Tuesday morning, David Anderson, federal Minister of the Environment and senior minister for B.C., announced Sooke will receive $1.9 million for upgrades to two kilometres of Highway 14 through the community core from just west of Atherley Close to Charters Road. It is the third grant the municipality has netted under the Canada-B.C. Infrastructure program in the past year. Sooke also received $11.6 million last May for the community sewer project and $1.9 last month to build part of a parallel route to Highway 14. All three were applied for in 2001. “We have the hat trick, as they say,” an elated Sooke Mayor Janet Evans said Tuesday morning on a cellphone after the grants were announced at Saanich’s Pearkes Community Centre.

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NEWS • 7

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250-818-6441 Scarcely more than a teenager when he first began to take a leadership role in the Sooke Community Association, John Wilson has championed the role of the organization ever since. Photographed here circa 1980, John is at left with brothers Jim, Barney and Bill. Their dad, Pete Wilson was a carpenter, and when he arrived to settle in Sooke in the early1940s he and wife Maggie had pretty much raised their four sons and their daughters Peggy, Elsie and Betty. Barney, the eldest, served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was in Sooke visiting. Jim

Wilson, while he started his career as a house painter and worked as a faller, has been well known throughout our community as a land developer in recent decades. At right in the photo is the youngest, Bill, whose working days saw him as crew on the CPR steamships and Fisheries vessels, then moving on to work at Sooke Forest Products Sawmill. John met Audrey Sullivan on his arrival in Sooke, and when they married, he found himself related to half of the community. A pile driver operator and a carpenter, John partnered with Fred Oakes to undertake construc-

tion jobs in the area. It was Oakes and Wilson who got the contract to build the first professionally operated local fire hall, which opened on Sooke Road in 1958 just west of Felton Road. Working many years as a millwright at Sooke Forest Products Sawmill, John finished his career as maintenance superintendent for the operation. John’s community volunteerism was focused on sports and Sooke Athletic Association as well as the Sooke Community Association. He also became a dedicated Lion. Passionate in his vision, convinced of the importance of the

role of the Sooke Community Association in holding our population together as a unifying volunteer force, John speaks of these convictions in the 1987 amateur video that is to be shown on April 28 at the hall’s 75th anniversary. Long-retired and living quietly with Audrey today, this father of five sons and a daughter now sits on the sidelines and watches with interest as the town unfolds with his son-inlaw, Sooke’s new Mayor Wendal Milne at the helm. Elida Peers,Historian Sooke Region Museum

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8 • EDITORIAL

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

EDITORIAL

Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Sharron Ho Reporter

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OUR VIEW

Showing their ignorance Vandalism and destruction of property is a cowardly act. It is usually done in the dark of night and no one will acknowledge their role in public although they may crow about it to their friends. Just last week, someone scrawled some pretty nasty words on the building at Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre and then skulked out of there. The sentiments expressed with a spray can of paint blasted the CRD with swear words and one has to assume that some people do not like the CRD presence at the ... they have Sooke Potholes or in the back woods. respect for If this was in retaliation for denied access to the nothing. hills behind Sooke then this is no way to get your way. It signifies people who are intent on breaking the law and one has to wonder what other destructive things they then might do in the woods. If they haven’t respect for places like the interpretive centre then they have respect for nothing and they do not deserve, or have lost their right, to be in those areas. Volunteers will now have to clean up the place and get the graffitti off the building and the trees. One just has to say,”thanks a lot. You certainly have done yourself proud.” If you had an ounce of courage and respect you would get up there and clean up your mess. Enjoying the woods and the back country is a privilege not a right and it should be respected otherwise — access denied.

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ANOTHER VIEW

Gentle John Cummins? Not really B.C. Views In an interview with one of our Vancouver Island papers before Christmas, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made a bold prediction that he would have party status before the general election in May 2013. That’s four seats, and it wasn’t based on an unlikely sweep of the Chilliwack-Hope and Port MoodyCoquitlam by-elections, now set for April 19. He hinted he was getting calls from MLAs looking to join up, after a November Angus Reid poll showed a sudden surge to 18 per cent for his resurgent brand. We now know that one of those callers was Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen. I asked Cummins on Friday if he is still confident about three more. “Hopeful, let’s put it that way,” he replied. Van Dongen’s explosive departure was arranged, with Cummins’ help, for maximum damage to Premier Christy Clark. Van Dongen notified the B.C. Liberal caucus that he was quitting. Then, in a questionable use of legislature privileges, he launched a broadside on Clark’s integrity. He cited the $6-million legal payout in the B.C. Rail sale, a decision made before Clark’s time, and the recent collapse of a deal to sell naming rights to B.C. Place. He described the B.C. Liberals as “an organization headed for failure,” then announced he’s joined the B.C. Conservatives. Cummins then joined van Dongen

at a hotel news conference across the street, as the former Gordon Campbell cabinet minister disclosed he has hired his own lawyer to dig through the roomful of paper from the B.C. Rail case once again. Auditor General John Doyle is already in court seeking access to details of the $6 million in lawyer bills, which the Attorney General’s ministry hasn’t provided because it doesn’t have them. These delicate matters were farmed out to yet more independent lawyers. Independent special prosecutor Bill Berardino also spent seven years and many more millions on the B.C. Rail case, including the role of Clark’s lobbyist brother, Bruce. He didn’t find the smoking gun now sought by van Dongen. This effort seems designed more for political revenge in an election year than to clarify the sorry legacy of the B.C. Rail sale that has already been examined through two provincial elections. Van Dongen was at the top of everyone’s list of disgruntled B.C. Liberals. During last year’s leadership contest, he muttered darkly about not only B.C. Rail, but also the integrity of fellow Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong. Now Clark is van Dongen’s target, with Cummins standing beside him trying to look statesmanlike. Of course van Dongen drove himself out of cabinet long before Clark returned. Chronic speeding by a public safety minister is a tough sell. I asked Cummins about the reluc-

tance of key cabinet ministers Kevin Falcon and George Abbott to confirm they are running again. His awshucks friendly-grandpa modesty precludes speculation, but he did allow it’s “maybe a comment on the state of affairs in the Liberal caucus.” Reporters started surveying government MLAs after Falcon and Abbott kept their options open for 2013. For the record, fellow ministers Terry Lake, Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, Mary Polak, Rich Coleman and Stephanie Cadieux all said they are firmly on Clark’s election team. Independent-minded backbenchers Bill Bennett and Kevin Krueger also saluted the B.C. Liberal banner. Randy Hawes allowed that he’s 65, so if he leaves it will be for the golf course. As I was talking with Cummins, B.C. Conservative advisor Randy White was assuring the <I>Abbotsford News</I> that more defections are coming. Cummins has people for the dirty work. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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OPINION • 9

i We asked: What do you think of the roundabout to be installed in front of Evergreen Centre mall?

I don’t know if it’s going to be more busy or more confusing.

It’ll control the speed You know it can be good and it might not be good, people come in and out of that could be really con- the plaza quicker. gested there, and it’s already bad.

David Lowen Sooke

Comparing apples to apples I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Christensen (“Bargain at local level” SNM April 4, 2012) on his comments towards collective bargaining and comparing Sooke with its regional counterparts. Municipalities in the region have too many common influences such as the Capital Regional District, library boards and recreation facilities which cross municipal boundaries to discount regional comparisons. Plus you cannot compare building inspectors, or planners to private sector competitors because the sector is municipal. I don’t cherry pick the best contract or highest wages, I compare the competition Sooke faces for staff and base my position off of parity with them. It’s a business case based off of competition for employees. It’s the question of is a building inspector, planner or engineer in Sooke worth the same as their counterpart in Langford, Colwood or Metchosin? Any developer I’ve met says a good building inspector is worth their weight in gold and I’m not even asking for silver. Trevor Davies President, CUPE 374 Victoria

Brian Mallory Port Alberni

I don’t think it’s a necessary project. I think there are other things we need more - street lights, sidewalks, general improvement in out area.

David Dennis Victoria

LETTERS Build in proper location I read of the dilemma of should council continue with a roundabout! If one has to build a roundabout why not build it at the correct location? In my humble opinion it should be located at Church Road and Mariners Village soon to be a very heavy traffic location, also we dispose of one set of lights. Probably worth while investigating. Respectfully yours, Brian C. Drage Sooke

Outraged at gas prices At approximately 2:53 p.m. on April 2, 2012 I was driving from the food market towards Otter Point Road and noticed the price of gas at $123.9 so I pulled in, parked by a pump and went inside to ask for $14 of regular gas. I exited the store, glanced up at the other side of the sign and it was posted at $134.9. I went back into the store to enquire which price I paid and the person said $134.9. I told him that on the other side of the sign it was posted $123.9 and I thought I should have paid that price. He told me they had to physically go out and change

it but again the other side now said $134.9 and I saw no one out there changing the sign. He said there was nothing he could do about it and I told him it was false advertising and that I would be contacting the authorities. I was told after calling the RCMP that it was a civil matter and to phone the by-law officer who was not available until tomorrow. I asked for my money back but he refused. The difference in price was only $1.25, but I feel it is the principle of the matter. I will also contact the head office of the gas company and the Better Business Bureau. My 18 year old son was with me and he saw the lower price as well. Jacqueline Lamoureux Sooke

War on substance abuse I have been reading the letters of marijuana use, debate, etc. My questions are these. Why take any mind altering drugs, marijuana, ecstacy, alcohol, heroin? Do we love our children? If we care and love our children, why would we encourage any drug use? Why would any responsible adult encourage substance use to alter the mind of

anyone? Could you imagine giving a little child of one, any mind altering drug? How about a three year old? How about a five year old? At what age do you think it okay to give your child a drug which may alter the way they will spend the rest of their lives and thus, decide who they may or may not become? Would not any responsible, loving adult do everything in their power to raise their children with an initiative to choose a healthy way of life and to grow up to be the best that they could be? How many of the hundreds of thousands of drug and/or alcohol addicted adults thought they would be who they ended up being when they took their first drink, first marijuana, ecstacy, heroin, prescription drug, etc? Whitney Houston did not want to be the way she ended up being. It was not her intent when she took her first drink to take other drugs as well and end her life the way she did. Let’s just all join together to continue to encourage our children to make healthy choices for their bodies and minds. Ellen Lewers Sooke

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water threatened In Shirley, the harassed and sad — vacant and forlorn— Shirley convenience store sits 100 feet up from a culvert that goes under the highway, to divert the highway ditch runoff into Goudie Creek — the drinking water creek. If an accident should occur and a chemical spill enter that ditch, or a dead deer or general construction garbage, the essence of it enters Goudie Creek. If someone gets sick from drinking contaminated water as a result, I would expect that, not only would the Shirley water insurance not cover the event, and the liability fall on the principals and shareholders, but there might even be criminal negligence implications. My $200,000 question is this: Why does this filthy ditch divert into Goudie Creek — the drinking water creek? N.E. MacNab Shirley

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Teachers asking for too much Re: “Cheap shots from Fletcher, April 4, 2012. The education budget in B.C. for 20122013 is $4.7 billion with taxpayer population of 4,510,858, Alberta for 2012-2013 is $7.1 billion with taxpayer population of 3,724,832, Ontario for 2012-2013 is $24 billion with taxpayer population of 13,210,667. Paycheque tax rates for B.C. is 5.06 per cent Ontario is 5.05 per cent and Alberta is 10 per cent. Teachers are the highest paid in Ontario because of the number of taxpayers, Alberta next because of the high tax deductions and B.C. in third. In one year, $337,805,545 was paid to the B.C. teachers pension plan. This was $104,725,123 more than the total of all B.C. school employees’ total remittance to Canada Revenue for Canada Pension Plan,

LETTERS Tight parking

Steve Arnett photo

Parking still seems to an issue with parking of boat trailers at the public boat launch when there is an event going on in the hotel. (both employer and employee), Employment Insurance, (both employer and employee), and income tax deductions totalling $233,080,422. Remember the employer portion is the B.C. taxpayer. Of all benefit payments, 37 per cent of the total goes to the B.C. teachers pension plan. Further financial information at kto.12.ca The present BCTF TV

commercial shows that B.C. teachers are number nine in wages in Canada. This is bogus and propaganda and should be removed. Calgary Herald, Feb. 8, 2012 headline: “Alberta teacher talks breakdown.” Talks began in Sept. 2011, and will not continue until after the spring 2012 provincial election. The Alberta and Ontario governments

are asking for a teacher wage freeze with zero increase. The teachers work 188 days per year after all professional days, stat holidays, Christmas and Easter breaks, and summer holidays. Us regular taxpayers, work 238 days after stat holidays, and maybe get 15 days of annual vacation. Teachers’ B.C. Pension Plan contribution is about 24 per cent per month based on their salary with 13 per cent of that paid by the taxpayers. Teachers complain of portable classroom and student class size, as is happening in Alberta and Ontario.Teachers have a excellent benefit package in comparison to fellow taxpayers in the private sector. A Port Alberni teacher, age 57, retired with B.C. teacher pension of $2,300 per month, in 2008. If he waited until 2011, he would get $3000 per month. Now add CPP if he wishes to take it at age 60, he is living very comfortable. If he waits until age 65 to take CPP then add on Old Age Security, what a wonderful life. In summary, I don’t

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believe teachers have anything to complain about - excellent wages and great benefits with a lot of time off. The world is in a economic crisis, and it will turn around. The minister of education is trying to tell teachers that pay raises will come when the world crisis turns around, but no, teachers want everything now. Unbelievable, from well educated people like teachers. In closing, teachers, how many times have you said, “What part of no, do you not understand?” Now the B.C. Ministry of Education and the B.C. taxpayers who have to foot the bill, ask the teachers, “What part of no, do you not understand?” Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES Saturday 7:30PM Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 10AM 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

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Lions to roar into Sooke Apr. 13-15 Sharron Ho

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The Annual Lions club district conference will be held in Sooke on April 13-15, and is expected to bring $150,000 to the community. According to district governor Al Beddows, about 350 Lions throughout the district -- which encompasses 58 clubs from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Olympic Peninsula -- will be heading into Sooke. Representatives from other districts in B.C., Washington and northern Idaho will also be present. Beddows said it is the first time a district conference has been held in Sooke, stating the weekend will be a good opportunity to bolster the local tourism industry. “We’re trying to showcase our talent… what’s not included in the $150,000 is the good

will that we send off to our colleagues in British Columbia, Washington state and Idaho,” he said. “We have to introduce them to the community and they will come back, and they will talk about it.” The visiting club members have been given a list local bed and breakfasts and hotels for their threeday stay. Local business owners may also see financial benefits as a friendly competition will be held, where the winner will be awarded a prize for dining at the most restaurants. There have also been tours arranged for the Sooke Region Museum and Charters Rivers Salmon Interpretive Centre. Beddows, who will ending his term as district governor after an election over the weekend, said the event will celebrate the successes of individual members

Al Beddows

—Dist. Governor

as well as clubs as a whole. “We come together and celebrate the year that we’ve had in ‘Lionism,” he said. “My theme is to recognize

the rank and file Lion, the one that we see in our community every day that works hard behind the scene to make our communities a better place to live.” The three-day conference will begin with a space-themed get together at the Sooke Community Hall on April 13. Followed by information panels, guest speakers, district governor election, awards ceremony and black-tie banquet on April 14 at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. The weekend will end with

a memorial ceremony at the Prestige Hotel for Lions who have passed away on April 15. Sooke has three clubs, with a combined membership of 104. The clubs are: the Sooke Lions Club, the Sooke Harbourside Lions, and the Sooke District Lioness. The Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members. The clubs have a mandate to support and provide assistance to those in need in their respective communities.

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Charters hatchery opens for educational tours Sharron Ho

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The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest exhibition recently hatched into existence. The centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demonstration hatchery currently harbours coho fry that were harvested this fall from Charters River Creek. The fry are the first batch of salmon at the centre that will serve as a learning mechanism on the developmental stages and life cycle of salmon, according to Ray Vowles, Salmon Interpretive Centre president. He said eventually the centre will be able to physically demonstrate the complete hatchery process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can actually have the kids watch us take fish out of the stream, put them into the tanks, and then take the eggs,â&#x20AC;? Volwes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So they can see the whole proccess from when the eggs turn into what you see now.â&#x20AC;? Salmon hatch from eggs into alevin, then develop into fry. From here

they develop into smolt where they undergo physiological changes to live in salt water, but the duration salmon remain in fresh water depends on the species. Salmon will then move onto ocean life where they continue to grow, until it is time to go back to their birth river to spawn. Elida Peers, a volunteer at the centre, said members of the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society have lent their expertise to the project.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an absolute demonstration of the spirit of the people of our area.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

--Elida Peers Volunteer

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the experts in the field and they are helping us with a fledging demonstration hatchery,â&#x20AC;? she said. In addition to the demonstration

hatchery are salt water and fresh water tanks and a terrarium. All exhibits will feature creatures from local habitats. Peers said all the wildlife will work in hand with the interpretive programming, which will span over the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, geography of Sooke and its bodies of water, and how aspects of nature interact. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is related, everything is a circle, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sea, the sky or the trees,â&#x20AC;? Peers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all relate to each other and that is one of the messages that come from here. â&#x20AC;&#x153; The centre, which is the only interpretive organization to become established in B.C., is a $1 million enterprise. Western Economic Diversification Canada funded $318,000 of the project, with the remainder coming from cash donations and in-kind contributions from local individuals and businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an absolute demonstration of the spirit of the people of our area,â&#x20AC;? Peers said.

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Ray Vowles, president of the Charters River Interpretive Centre and and Mel Hull from the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society feed the fry in the new rearing pen donated by the society. The fry are three months old.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Consider the Lilies X brings friends together Pirjo Raits

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Friendship and encouragement has kept a group of fibre artists together for the past 10 years. Where many groups scatter after a time, the eight women original belonging to Fibres & Beyond have remained inspired and enthusiastic. “We share inspiration or gain inspiration from each other’s work,” said Elizabeth Tanner, artist and South Shore Gallery owner. “We meet monthly and that provides continuity.” The group, now with 11 members, is celebrating their 10th Consider the Lilies show. As always the show and sale takes place, from April 14-22, at the historic St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin, where the lilies bloom in the church yard. The members of Fibres & Beyond will present a rich and varied array of fabric and fibre artworks—wearables to wall pieces, jewellery and art dolls. Over the years their styles have evolved and changed with eight of the 11 members having shown in all 10 spring shows. Judy Seeley, Joy Garnett and Phyllis Lysionek have joined within the last three years. The extraordinary artwork of Linda Danielson, Gail Erickson, Joy Garnett, Mary Holland, Irm Houle, Phyllis Lysionek, Judy Seeley, Elizabeth Tanner, Jessie Taylor-Dodd, Joan Taylor, and Isabel Tipton awaits your discovery inside. The show is every day April 14-22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Sunday, April 15 from 12 to 4:30, and Sunday Aprol 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 4354 Metchosin Road. When asked for sentences describing their current inspiration and artwork the following responses were given: Linda Danielson: Currently I am producing ‘Mandala’ pin cushions as well as my art dolls with sculpted heads, hands and feet with costuming of fine fabrics and findings.

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Above, “Emily Carr” by Linda Danielson.

Detail of Gail Erickson’s “My Summer Garden.”

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Fibres & Beyond is made up of a group of fibre artists who all enter a show and sale each year called Consider the Lilies. This year marks their 10th year. Pictured are left to right: Isabel Tipton, Joan Taylor, Joy Garnett, Elizabeth Tanner, Irm House, Phyllis Lysionek, Linda Danielson, Jessie Taylor-Dodd, Judy Seeley and in front, Mary Wolfe. Below is a photographic collage of the work of Fibres & Beyond members.

Above, Irm Houle silk painting. Below, Isabel Tipton was inspired in her quilitng by a trip to Africa.

and silk chenille for finger knitting. Jessie Taylor-Dodd: By arrangement of shapes, line and colour I use thread, textile and paint in overlays to create little shifts in time. Joan Taylor: I use collaged fabrics and thousands of machine stitches with coloured threads to interpret the natural world. 250-6462045

Gail Ericson: I continue to work with recycled wool fabrics fashioning jackets and vests suitable to our West Coast climate. These garments are created using pieced and applique techniques. I am planning future work with a wider variety of fabric incorporating stencils, stamping and fabric dyes.

Joy Garnett: I am needle felting to add texture, colour and design to wearables and accessories. Mary Wolfe: I am currently creating functional art using fabric and yarn, using one of my book covers or wearing one of my knitted scarves puts art

into everyday life. Irm Houle: I have been painting silk which has been treated with sizing so that I don’t need resist lines. It is an interesting challenge.

cled fabrics, buttons, driftwood and other bits and pieces.

Phyllis Lysionek: My work this spring is centred around a collection of shabby chic handbags, using recy-

Elizabeth Tanner: It is all about yarn for me this year, fine weaving yarns, chunkier and fluffier knitting yarns

Judy Seeley: I am finding paper beads intriguing and the possibilities limitless.

Isabel Tipton: I adventure on with textile and thread. For more information on the members and links to individuals, go to: www.fibresandbeyond.com. Elizabeth Tanner also announced that she would be expanding her the South Shore Gallery to include more exhibition space which can be used for a more

Joy Garnett’s needle felting on garment. gallery-like display of art. “It’s quite exciting and the artists have been encouraging,” said Tanner. The new space will under go renovations during the month of May and expected to open with a featured show in June. Fibers & Beyond will hold a retrospective show at the Coast Collective this fall and they will be inviting previous members to show their current and past works.


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Sooke’s own competes on Top Chef Canada Passion for cooking came early to Carl Heinrich

Moderne. We talked to Carl last week via email.

Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

When Carl Heinrich was 12 years old his single mother, who had a debilitating condition limiting the use of her hands, got the three kids to cook two meals a week each. At Edward Milne Community School he enrolled in the Culinary Arts program and at 17 he enrolled in the prestigious Stratford Chef School in Ontario and by 18 he was cooking in New York. Back in 2003, when Heinrich was still in high school, he said, “I’m going to become a chef,” and that is exactly what he did. He has always credited those who supported his early ambitions, including Chefs Edward Tuson and Pia Carroll both of whom previously worked at the Sooke Harbour House. Carroll is currently one of the chefs for EMCS’ Culinary Arts program. Now, 26, Heinrich is one of the competitor chefs on Top Chef Canada, a weekly television show airing on MOnday nights on the Food Channel. If he wins he will take home $100,000 and a $30,000 kitchen. Not bad for a small town kid from Sooke. We last talked to Carl in 2007 when he first got to New York and was working for Daniel Boulud’s at DB Bistro

I are long overdue. Q: Do you miss Sooke and the West Coast at all?

Q: The last time we heard of you, you were in New York. I understand you are now in Toronto. Why did you leave New York? CH: I left NYC in 2008. Daniel Boulud was opening in Vancouver and it gave me the opportunity to take a promotion, help open his new restaurant and move closer to family. If I were to stay in NYC I would have had to do another three-year visa, which didn’t interest me at the time. Q: Where are you working now? CH: My full time job right now is finding a restaurant to buy and run as chef/owner. So, I guess I’m not working anywhere but I’ll let you know when I find the right spot! How did you get on Top Chef Canada? CH: How? I applied and sent in an audition video. I was one of their picks. It was a very straightforward process. Q: What has the competition/show been like so far? CH: I think they did a fantastic job producing

and editing the show. Very fastpaced, lots of action, good challenges, and most of all the calibre of cuisine have been high so far. Because it was shot last year it has been very exciting anticipating what the end result would look like and how each competitor would be portrayed. It’s nice to finally watch it and it’s hard to wait for Monday nights! Q: What is the hardest dish you have had to make and why? CH: That first elimination challenge was a tough one. We didn’t have a lot of time and everybody was just scrambling around. New kitchen and we didn’t know where anything was… the pots were here but the stove was over there and oven over there and the fridges

CH: All the time. My parents still live on Sooke River Road and I just never make enough time to be there. I left Sooke in 2003 just after graduating from EMCS and only visit once or twice a year. Toronto is my home now and I love it here, but I would always consider moving back to the West Coast.

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Sooke’s Carl Heinrich is competing on television in Top Chef Canada, currently airing on Monday nights on the Food Channel. Left, Carl from the pages of the Sooke News Mirror in 2003 and on left, Carl in a 2007 profile. this way… where’s the salt? where’s the oil? …and the clock is ticking faster by the minute. I was late getting to the fridge and ended up with quail-a fun protein but certainly not my first choice for a dish that represents my home town! In the end I was just glad to make it through that first round. Q: What would you like to impress the judges with?

CH: I would like to just put together good plates every day. The best plate will always win and the worst plate will always loose. In the end I don’t mind not winning, I just don’t want to end up on the bottom. I guess what I’d like to impress the judges with is consistent high quality food. Q: Who is your favourite colleague/cocompetitor? CH: We all get along

very well. Some of us know each other or have heard of one another. My roommate is Curtis and he is just a great guy, talented too. Kunal was great, Jonny was great, Trista was great, Dave was great, Trevor was great. They were all good people. Q: Have you learned anything from the show? CH: Hmmm. Big risk equals big reward. If you want to succeed sometimes you have to risk losing it all. Q: What would you do if you won?

Q: What would you like to tell those who may know you in Sooke? CH: Top Chef airs on Mondays at 7 p.m. and if you miss it you can watch full episodes on line through Food Network’s website (www. topchefcanada.ca). My parents also have a viewing party at the Victoria Executive Centre every week. It’s a great show and a ton of fun to watch. For those of you wanting to be a competitor on the next season: go for it! It’s a pleasure to represent Sooke, hope I do you proud.

CH: Oh, I don’t know. I’d probably dump a lot into RRSPs to save some cash and maybe take a little vacation… I’ve never been anywhere tropical and Julia, my girlfriend, and

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The Source proudly opens its Source newest 7x14 location in Sooke

Spring is sprung!

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Above, a bright and colourful array of lawn chairs along West Coast Road.

Appearance varies by location

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Canadian owned and operated consumer electronics and wireless retailer The Source is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its newest location in beautiful Sooke. “The staff and I are honoured to be able to open the doors of our new store to the community,” said District Manager Chris Holton. “We take great pride in providing helpful, friendly service to our customers, in addition to offering a great selection of the latest and greatest consumer electronics products and services, right here at home.”

Located in Evergreen Shopping Centre, the store offers a variety of National Brands such as Sony, Samsung, and LG, and provides a great assortment of product categories aimed at helping customers make their lives easier while on the go, in the home or at work. Our product and service lineup includes the latest selection of smartphones, TVs, laptops, headphones and the essentials including batteries and ink cartridges. The Source’s knowledgeable staff look forward to assisting you find the products you want and providing the help you need, to make the most of your electronics.

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Right, a group of people enjoy a break during the sunny weather on Otter Point Road.

700 locations

across Canada The Source proudly participates each year in fundraising campaigns and charitable donations to support great causes. It is through working with our communities that we enable both our associates and customers the opportunity to make a difference in both our environment, and the lives of people across the country.

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Right, Jacqui Kerr prunes at Westburn Garden Centre on Idlemore Rd. Pirjo Raits photos

Bob and Marilyn Saul enjoy a fire while clearing brush, below right. Robins signal spring, below.

“For over 40 years, The Source has been dedicated to serving our customers and communities by offering great value for great products and backing it up with helpful service that keeps customers coming back,” said Charles Brown, President, The Source. “At The Source, one of our greatest assets is our people. We pride ourselves on hiring the best talent and creating an engaging environment where skills are utilized, ideas and opinions are taken to heart, and fun is encouraged. In the fast-paced world of technology and retail, The Source is prepared to take on new challenges and build new successes through innovation, commitment to service excellence, and investing in our stores and people.” We invite you to join us in the celebration of our new Grand Opening in the Evergreen Shopping Centre, 6660 Sooke Rd., April 12-15, to experience our new store, to meet our team, enjoy some coffee and doughnuts and have your chance to win a TOSHIBA 55” LED Passive 3D bundle. Interested in working at The Source? For information on jobs at The Source visit thesource.ca

Pirjo Raits photo Sharron Ho photo

Taking a stroll through the Sooke Region Museum grounds, below.


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The Source Evergreen Shopping Centre 6660 Sooke Rd. Sooke, BC 250-642-4396 Offers valid April 12-15, 2012 at this location only. Offers accurate at press time. May be subject to change. The Source does not accept liability for pictorial or typographical errors. Taxes not included. ™Trade-mark of The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc. Cell phone bonus offer: Available with compatible devices within coverage areas available from Bell and its international partners’ coverage areas where technology permits. Other monthly fees, e.g., 9-1-1, and one-time device activation ($35) apply. Paper bill service charge ($2/mo.) applies unless you register for e-bill and cancel your paper bill. Upon early termination, price adjustments apply; see your Service Agreement for details. Subject to change without notice. Taxes extra. May not be available in all locations. Other conditions apply. (1) With new activation of select devices (excluding iPhones) on a 3-yr. contract on a post-paid voice plan. Gift Cards/Bonuses must accompany any returns. (2) Offer excludes iPhones. With new activation on a post-paid voice plan and a data feature with a total min. value of $50/mo. You must keep a min. $50/mo. post-paid voice and data plan for 12 months after activation. Upon early termination, price adjustments apply; see your Service Agreement for details. BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited. Samsung Galaxy Nexus™ and Samsung Galaxy S II are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., used in Canada under licence. Note that an Advanced Environmental disposal surcharge applies in the province of British Columbia. See store or www.trma.com for complete details. *Available to new Bell Satellite TV residential customers, where access and line of sight permit. Subject to change without notice; not combinable with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Taxes extra. Other conditions apply. Only one HDTV discount discount per account. TV must be purchased at the same time as the Bell TV receiver. Taxes extra; customer must pay taxes. For any TV purchased under the value of $200, no additional credit or cash refunds apply. A monthly digital service fee ($3 per account) applies. Early termination fees apply. Available with a new account on a rental choice plan or 2-year contract. New subscribers only, with a new account and purchase of a system; customer must purchase receiver(s) between April 12-15, 2012, book installation by April 29, 2012 and activate receiver(s) within 60 days. Covers basic professional installation of the primary system on a 2-year contract only. For eligibility see www.bell.ca/installationincluded. For rentals, a one-time activation charge of $29.95 applies. See store for details.


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Egg Hunt Kids make crafts while River, two, from Sooke picks up an Easter egg under a pylon in the arena at SEAPARC Leisure Complex on April 7. Troy Sedgwick and his daughter Simona, three, from Calgary, make an arts and crafts Easter egg.

Easter Bunny helped raise money for food bank SEAPARC raised over $440 for the Sooke Food Bank plus filled nine laundry baskets of food at the Easter Eggstravaganza held on Saturday, Apr. 7 at the leisure centre. Over 300 kids attended with over 500 adults (parents and grandparents). The list of sponsors are: Sooke Disposal who donated over 250 Easter Baskets for the kids and was our largest financial sponsor. Other financial support was given by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 and Sooke Lions Club. The Prestige Hotel donated a one night stay and Adrenaline donated two zip line adventure tour passes. Other businesses in Sooke generously donated chocolate eggs, and the fire truck delivered the Easter Bunny! And the event would not be possible without the SEAPARC staff and volunteers. They held two egg hunts, one for 0-4 years and one for 5+. There was also spring crafts, two bouncy castles and face painting. We also had a jar of eggs where people could guess how many eggs. The # of eggs was 219 and the winners are: 1st Prize Cheryl Jackson -– One night stay at the Best Western Premier Prestige Ocean Front Hotel 2nd Prize – 2 Passes to Adrenaline Zipline Adventire Tours 3rd Prize – the jar of Easter eggs.

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Extraordinary volunteer: Sally Manning Sally Manning volunteers because she has “so much fun!” Nine years ago Sally and Bryan Manning were contemplating retirement and moving from Winnipeg to the West Coast. They fully intended to relocate to Victoria but a holiday in Sooke changed their mind when they fell in love with the small town atmosphere, the stunning scenery and all the arts and cultural activities. Moving permanently to Sooke in 2003, Sally thought she might try a bit of volunteer work. From that day forward Sally has never looked back as she gives generously of her time and talents to organizations that are aligned with her many interests. Always willing to lend a hand, Sally first began volunteering with the Sooke Crisis Centre. She then followed in

Sally Manning

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her husband Bryan’s footsteps and became active with the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, helping to organize fundraising efforts during their annual Chinook Derby. Being a firm believer in it’s never too late to learn a new skill, Sally forged a new direction when she took up playing the piano with a particular interest in jazz music. It wasn’t long before she was convinced to join as a board member for the U-Jam Jazz Society in Victoria. Witnessing the challenges close friends were having as the care-

giver for spouses diagnosed with Alzheimer disease, Sally contacted the Alzheimer Society of BC and convinced them a local support program was needed in Sooke. Under Sally’s leadership the Alzheimer Family Caregiver Support Group now meets once a month. Her passion for Sooke Fine Arts began back in 2007 as a show volunteer. Through the years she has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and for the past two years has accepted the challenge

of show c-ordinator. Sally’s dedication and commitment has made an enormous difference to the Sooke Fine Arts Society. Volunteering is just one of the many ways you help to shape the community where you live. When asked, “Why do you volunteer Sally?” She simply laughs and replies, “Because I have so much fun!” The Sooke Region CHI is highlighting many of the volunteers in Sooke.

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The Easter Bunny was at SEAPARC on Saturday at the Easter Eggstravaganza.

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TRANSITION TOWN CAFE DROP-IN Talk about how to make Sooke a more resilient community at the Reading Room Cafe at 2-4 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Blue grass music 2:30-5 p.m.

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SOOKE HARBOUR TOASTMASTERS MEETING Located at Village Foods meeting room, from 7-8:30 p.m. Anna Hummingbird

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. SOOKE LIBRARY Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more will be held for children aged 3-5. Register at 250-6423022. 55+ CLUB Held at People’s Drug Mart.

VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH 11:30-1:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Church on Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. FAMILY LITERACY DAY Join us for family story time from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more info or to register call 250642-3022. BABYTIME FRIDAYS: 10:30-11:00 A.M. Fun-based program for babies aged 0-18 months. Register at 250642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m.

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Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30.

At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. Contact 250.642.5464 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Texas Hold’em - 6 p.m.,

SHOPPERS 250-642-5229 DRUG MART 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.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PM Items for Community Calendar must be non-commercial and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.


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Heartfelt thank you to searchers and RCMP The Woods family of East Sooke would like to express their deepest appreciation to Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue and the RCMP for their herculean efforts in trying to find Tad Woods who went missing March 30. The Sooke RCMP detachment responded promptly to our request for help when it became apparent Tad had disappeared. Search and Rescue and a canine unit arrived to begin the search the evening of the disappearnce, and over that weekend, and again on the day Tad’s body was found on April 4, Search and Rescue volunteers came from all parts of South Vancou-

ver Island and the Gulf Islands. At times there were more than 30 volunteers scrambling over rough territory in the rain and cold. It was overwhelming to see what the larger Vancouver Island community would do on behalf of a fellow human being. The Sooke RCMP worked tirelessly and sensitively with Tad’s brother and sisterin-law with whom he lived, while the Westshore RCMP worked with Tad’s daughter. We are grateful for their thoroughness, resourcefulness, and compassion in handling such a difficult case. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the hard work

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Youth inspire others to Get Outside BC! Youth Leadership program

BC Parks is accepting applications for its innovative youth leadership program Get Outside BC. Piloted in 2011, Get Outside BC was the first of its kind in Canada. Forty youth aged 14-18 from across the province will be selected to participate in this year’s summer program. Get Outside BC helps youth develop outdoor skills and build the confidence and leadership skills to inspire other youth to appreciate and spend time in parks. The program begins with a youth leadership summit at the North Vancouver Outdoor School in Squamish July 3-7. Youth will participate in a variety of skill development workshops including outdoor safety and trip planning, bear awareness training and camping, and learning how to inspire others and plan events. BC Parks has provided $80,000 to fund

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Get Outside BC over two years. In its second year, Get Outside BC 2012 is a collaborative project between BC Parks, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - BC Chapter (CPAWS-BC), in partnership with Mountain Equipment Co-op and the Child and Nature Alliance. Youth who participated in last year’s program said the summit alone met or exceeded their expectations and all would participate in the program again if given the opportunity. After the summit, youth are expected to plan and lead their own event with at least 10 other youth from their community in celebration of International

Youth Day on Sunday, Aug. 12. Get Outside BC will provide up to $200 to support each event. Some of last year’s youth-led events include: a day in the park with a local daycare at James Chabot Provincial Park near Windermere, a beach cleanup at Boundary Bay Regional Park near Tsawwassen, and a scout trip into Golden Ears Provincial Park near Maple Ridge. The program wraps up with regional events that enable youth to share stories and plan for future outdoor activities. Apply: Youth can apply online until May 7, 2012 at www.getoutsidebc. ca

SOOKE & DISTRICT MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Time: 2 pm - 4 p.m. Location: Sooke Community Hall – Dinning Room (side door) Attendance: All Current Members of SMHA

“BC Parks needs to engage youth and inspire a new generation with passion and caring for parks. We’re doing this with Get Outside BC. In collaboration with our amazing partners, the first project was delivered with great success in 2011 and we hope to repeat that success again this year,” says Environment Minister Terry Lake. Learn More: Apply online to participate in Get Outside BC at CPAWS-BC: www.getoutsidebc.ca Child and Nature Alliance hosts an online Canada-wide Natural Leaders Alliance for youth: www.childnature.ca/nla BC Parks: www. bcparks.ca

Capital Regional District

Efficient Irrigation Workshops A properly installed and maintained irrigation system will conserve water! Considering the purchase and installation of an irrigation system or do you already own a system that you would like to upgrade?

Irrigation experts will explain system components, discuss installation and provide scheduling and maintenance tips.

CRD Environmental Sustainability is hosting free, efficient irrigation workshops.

Optional irrigation workbooks are available to purchase for $30.

Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 250.474.9684

Micro-Drip Saanich — Saturday, April 14 — 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Irrigation Systems: Saanich — Saturday, June 23 — 2 to 5 p.m. Sooke — Wednesday, July 18 — 6 to 8:30 p.m. ALL Efficient Saanich — Saturday, March 24 Irrigation Systems: Sidney — Saturday, May 26 2 to 5 p.m. Controller Scheduling:

Saanich — Wednesday, April 4 Saanich — Wednesday, May 16 Saanich — Wednesday, August 15 7 to 9 p.m.

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Call for Nominations The following positions will be elected at this AGM:

Vice - President At least 7 new Directors At Large, to fill various positions on the Executive Nominations for these positions are to be sent to chair SMHA Nomination Committee members by email no later than April 15, 2012

Mike Madil vp@sookeminorhockey.ca Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM Your attendance at this important meeting is critical, please strive to attend For additional information please contact: Chairman of the Nomination Committee

A draw for free registration will take place at the AGM You must be in attendance to qualify

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Where in the World? The Sooke News Mirror went along with the gang to Seattle. One way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day was at Kells Irish Pub in Seattle. Celebrating in the back row are: Trudi C., Dawn M., Heather C. Front row: Laurie B., Heather S., Deb D. ,Kathy F., Ollie M.

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DEATHS WHIFFEN JEAN IRIS, B.A., B.L.S., Librarian Emeritus. Passed away April 4, 2012 at Victoria General Hospital. No service by request. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers a donation to the Lions Foundation of Canada-Dog Guides Fund, 152 Wilson Street Oakville, On, L6K 3H1 will be appreciated

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF NANCY PATRICIA DRISCOLL, late of #13 7109 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned at #305-771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC, V8X 5A7, before May 10, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then has notice. Holly Suzanne Amelia Anderson & Stacey Ellen Lowery, EXECUTORS By their Solicitor S. BRUCE CORNFIELD

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Two local men, members of the SEAPARC Rip Currents masters swim team, have qualified for the Nationals in Kelowna after a meet at the Commonwealth Pool at the end of March. Bob Whittet, 70 years old, came in first in the 50 metre breast stroke with a time of 52.18 and a time of 1:56.62 for the 100 metre breast stroke coming in second. Grant Hall, 77 years old, had five first place wins in the 50 (time :38.20),100 (1:25.84), 200 (3:22.32) and 400 (7:19.44) metre freestyle; and the 50 metre fly with a time of :48.14. Both men were coached by Jen Bell. The B.C. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swimming Competition is for â&#x20AC;&#x153;seniorsâ&#x20AC;? between the ages of 22-99. Whittet said this is only the second meet he has been in. He started swimming after his partner Janet got him to take a swim fit class at SEAPARC. He is also a runner.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like most people I swam in varying degrees all my life,â&#x20AC;? said Whittet. He said competing was Jen Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had a history of competitive swimming and she worked on our strokes and talked us into some races. Last summer was my first,â&#x20AC;? he said. As a newcomer to swimming competitions at the age of 70, Whittet said it is great fun and they find themselves laughing a lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to Jen Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaching I can do this, and this is a great com-

munity to be involved in. Jen is wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x201D; enthusiastic and that enthusiasm rubs off on everyone.â&#x20AC;? He is inspired by the people he meets and said you can meet a 20 year old who was close to competing in the Olympics to a 92 year old still swimming well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration from one end to the other.â&#x20AC;? Whittet swims three times a week, two times for practice and once for himself. The Nationals take place in Kelowna in about five weeks.

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Meet Sooke’s volunteer fire fighters Who Albert?

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Paula

Albert has been a volunteer fire fighter with the Sooke Fire Department for about a year. The mother of four is one of only two female fire fighters at the department. As a young girl, Albert had always wanted to be a fire fighter. Now, with her kids grown, Albert has seized the opportunity to join the field of protective services. “It’s just something I’ve always wanted to do.” One of the things Albert would like people to know is the camaraderie that exists within the station. “It’s a fantastic family atmosphere, I feel like I have about 20 other brothers.” What brought you to Sooke?

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Volunteer fire fighter Paula Albert “It’s always somewhere that we’ve liked, my husband and I. We’re from Ontario. He got a job with the government and we just packed our kids and our stuff and moved.” What do you like most about Sooke? “You go to the grocery store and you know everybody almost, and it’s beautiful here.”

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What is your favourite saying? “Everything happens for a reason. Even during terrible times, you realize it happens for a reason.”

“Being positive, being happy and being friendly.”

When the well runs dry, how do you recharge? “I spend time with my family and we hike. And I run and cycle.”

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? “My dad… he lives in Ontario.”

What/who is your strongest influence? “My family… they’re just the most important people to me.”

If you couldn’t do what you are doing, what would you do? “I wouldn’t change (anything). I’m a vet assistant…I really like helping people and things, so that’s really good for me.”

The world would be a vastly better place if only people would... “Get along with each other.” Accomplishments you are proud of? “Becoming a fire fighter, raising four children.” No one is better than me at...

The Sooke News Mirror will be profiling area volunteer fire fighters, to let the community

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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!

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know who they are and why we’re proud to have them in our midst.

I just can’t get the hang of... “Doing knots.”

What do you do for kicks? “Run, cycle, spend time with the family. That’s probably it.”

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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.

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.

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SPORTS Sooke Minor Hockey loses dedicated volunteer Sharron Ho

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Gord Sleivert was a dedicated volunteer with the Sooke Minor Hockey association, serving as the president in the 2010-2011 season. He coached Novice

and Atom level hockey, and also held the position of development coordinator. “In spite of countless commitments to his family, the national sports community, and to CSC Pacific, Gord found time to serve our membership for a num-

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b ber of hockey seasons,” sstated a Sooke Minor H Hockey news release, d dated April 4, 2012. According to the rrelease, the death was ssudden. “Gord’s quick wit, rready smile, and calm lleadership, will be remembered always.”

The statment described Sleivert as a dedicated member of the association prior to relocating to Victoria a year before. Sleivert is survived by his wife Kari, and theirthree children Lachlan, Ben and Brianne. A public memorial

service will be held on behalf of the family by the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, where Sleivert served as vicepresident. The memorial will take place at the Gymnasium at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at 4371 Interur-

ban Road, Victoria on April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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Join competitive swimming program for a week free Calling all avid young swimmers! Sooke COHO, our local competitive swim club, is offering you the chance to try out COHO for a week for free. If you are able to swim 25 meters, one length of the SEAPARC pool, be it freestyle, on your back, or even doggy paddle, you are eligible to be a COHO swimmer for a week and benefit from the instruction of the swim club’s professional coach Brent Forsyth. This is a wonderful opportunity to see if your young swimmer is ready to take the next step and get serious about swimming. The free week starts on April 23-28. The COHO swim club has been in existence since 1968 and is proudly affiliated with Island Swimming. For young swimmers, elementary and middle school aged kids, Coho is a “fun introduction” to competitive swim-

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COHO swimmers jump into the pool at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. The program is currently being offered for free during April 23-28.

ming. Young swimmers practice two or three times a week and participate at in-house local Island Swimming meets throughout the year. They also get the chance to participate at the annual School District Swim Meet and represent their school. A number of students, from Ecole Poirier and Sooke Elementary, went to this year’s meet and did their schools and community proud. The COHO Swim Club’s focus is on creating great swimmers while keeping it fun: your little doggy paddler will be freestyling the length of the pool in no time! If you would like your child to be a “COHO for a week” for free, please contact Tracey Hopkins, letting her know the name and age of your child, at swimcoho@gmail.com by April 20. By Justine Duncan

✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK CALVIN SMITH

This week; we are happy to introduce you to 5 year old Calvin Smith. He attends Sooke Coop Preschool where his favourite things are his teacher Angie and playing on the tire swing. He has taken both skating and swimming lessons here at SEAPARC and is now registered in our Sportball Floor Hockey program. The things that Calvin loves are: Mommy, Daddy, his brother Riley, their trampoline, Grandma Rosiline (with the cats), Grandma Sue (with the dog), Santa (because he gave him a remote control crane) and learning things about firemen, fire trucks and firefighting. Calvin has attended some of our camps and is very excited about coming back for some Adventure Camps this summer. Calvin and his little brother recently saved their money (by selling some of their old toys) and bought a trampoline. Calvin says that he likes to play “Cannonball” on the trampoline adding that his Mom can’t knock him down but his Dad sure can! Calvin likes riding his bike at the BMX track (even though it stresses his Mommy out). He shared a story with us where “he was having so much fun riding his bike that he forgot to hit the brakes and his bike flew in one direction and he flew in another”. He added that he didn’t break any bones, but had a mouth full of dirt. He and his family like to go camping in their motor home and he says that his favourite thing about camping is the marshmallows. He also likes to take trips across the sea to visit his Aunt Debby. He helps out at home by making his bed, putting his dishes in the sink after meals, washing his Mom’s van and he even helped his Dad put the trampoline together. Calvin is going to be a fireman when he grows up because he wants to save people. When we asked him what he is good at; he told us that he is good at drawing, teaching his brother how to ride a bike, building with Lego and said that he will be good at saving people when he grows up. His Mom described him as a curious, funny and loving young man who lives in the moment. We were very happy to meet you Calvin, you are certainly a Star! Thanks for coming in to talk to us.

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30 • SPORTS

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Bantam A players try for provincial team Sharron Ho

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Three members of the Bantam A boys team tried out for Team BC U16 in Lake Cowichan in a camp that took place March 30-April 1. The boys, Aaron Lott, Joana Philip and Abraham Lamontagne, went up against 120 different players from Vancouver Island. “This is an amazingly fast-paced three days, that tests both physical and mental aspects of those that tryout,” said coach Kelly Lott through email. The players went through ice games and team games to test their talents, endurance and character, according to Lott. He said the three local boys, “all fit in very well with the 120 players and goalies that

participated.” Of the 120 players only 20 were selected, and unfortunately the local boys did not make the cuts. Although Lott could not speak for the two other players, he said

his son, Aaron, was considered for third line shutdown defence centre for the team. Evaluators told him he was cut due to his cold, which caused shortness of breath and coughing.

“Sooke’s young men worked very hard in a crazy weekend of hockey and made a small association very proud,” Lott said. “These young warriors have a bright future in the game.”

Although the boys didn’t make the Team BC U16, they will all be playing spring hockey for the Vancouver Cougar Selects, expected to begin in June.

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A Sooke woman, whose home was devoured by flames, is giving back to the community after residents reached out to her family in their time of need. Kristie Smedley and her two sons Merrick and Zack Orr, saw a fire rip through their trailer home on 6647 Sooke Road on Feb. 4. Although the ordeal was tragic, Smedley

said outreach from the community eclipsed the devastation. “The support was amazing coming from the community to help my sons and I rebuild our lives,” she said. “Everybody was so concerned... I didn’t want for anything.” To express her gratitude, Smedley, along with friends, organized the first annual Help Send a Kid to Skate Camp event. The competition will gather funds to sponsor two

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action sport enthusiasts who have experienced trauma or financial difficulty would be eligible for funding. Smedley is hoping to raise $2,000 from the event, which would fund one week at the Camp Woodward for two kids. There will be a bottle drive, raffle, and food by donation. Smedley has been skating since she was six years old, competing in competitions all over the Island. Her talents and interest have

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Taking advantage of another good thing from the deep is John and Cliff with a nice catch of spot prawns from Saanich Inlet. Prawning is another nice way to spend a day on the water and of course the catch is well worth the effort.

Chinook are the keepers out of Sooke Finally some nice weather and flat water and along with that – good fishing. Nice size chinooks in the 15 to 20 pound range are being caught out in front of Sooke. Possession Point seems to be the hot spot in 100 feet of water, trolling close to the bottom has been producing.

Hootchies and squirts seem to be doing the job. Most, if not all, the fish are hatchery chinook which is good news as any wild one over 67cm must be released at this time. We can thank our American friends to the south for the abundance of hatchery fish. Their hatchery programs are

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