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Laundromat and car wash planned for Sooke Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

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Dennis Price, left, and Sean Wittich set the posts and then straighten up the sign announcing a new state-of-the-art laundromat and car wash planned for Sooke. The location is behind Village Foods and the lane onto Murray Road.

Imagine this... you are doing your laundry, drinking a coffee and checking your emails on your computer while the kids are watching a video. Kind of sounds like home, except it isn’t. It is a commercial laundromat in the centre of Sooke with 50 high efficiency washers and dryers where you can finish a load in one hour. All of this after you have run your car through the car wash without ever getting out of the driver’s seat. This is the plan being worked on by JCB Holdings, who is Bruce Logan and Jerry Liedtke. They are also the owners of the Village Food Market mall. Doug Wittich is the front man doing all of the leg work to get this development up and running. “A grocery stores solidifies that you’re in a town and a laundromat solidifies it a second time,” said Wittich. The whole concept is far more advanced than back in the 1990s when a laundromat was located at the corner of Church and Sooke Roads and all of the waste water ran straight into the harbour. The new development will be energy and water efficient, high tech and a social centre. He said right now, all of our water goes into the storm drains, but with this new concept the water will be completely enclosed and

will be treated once before it goes into the sewer thereby avoiding putting chemicals into the ocean. “That’s a big part of it.” Wittich said the Sooke Family Resource Society had carried out a feasibility study and survey and found the need was definitely there for both a car wash and a laundromat. “The feasibility study was successful enough,” said Wittich. “But it was beyond the Sooke Family Resource Society to consider with the cost and size. That’s how we got started. It was clear that it was required and it was clear that if it was not done correctly it would simply fail. The need is huge.” He mentioned people in the community of Shirley who have limited water, people in rental suites with no access to laundry and dark and dingy basements where laundry facilities exist. The bright, well lit 3,000 sq. foot laundromat will be the biggest on Vancouver Island with 50 high tech computerized energy efficient machines, using onethird the amount of water used by a home washing machine. It will have a coffee shop/cafe, children’s play room with toys, televisions and videos on a loop, WIFI and television in the main laundry area. A full one-day drop off laundry service and dry cleaning drop off complements the laundromat. Add to that a website where you can check to see if there is a machine avail-

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able. It will be fully manned and operate the same hours as Village Foods. “It’s a bright, clean, safe, open concept place with automatic doors,” said Wittich. “JCB made it clear that they want it to be the best and comfortable for everyone.” The car wash will have both a touchless and a softtouch drive through and a couple of bays with wands where customers can wash their ATVs, boats, trailers, recreation vehicles, etc. These systems use less water and less chemicals and the client can decide which system they want to use. It will use a card system, much like a punch card which you can fill with any amount of money. “This system will use the greatest technology available,” said Wittich. “There’s no use setting up something with five year old technology.” The cost of this enterprise is well over a million dollars. “The JCB guys live in this community, they brought us the new mall, a modern presence for Sooke. It’s not all about money, it’s about a service being brought here. “I’m really pumped on this thing,” he said. “I want it to be a place people will not avoid, a lot of effort is being put into the comfort thing. It’s going to be an incredible thing to bring to Sooke.” Wittich expects the laundromat and car wash to be open in the spring of 2013, pending approval by the District of Sooke.


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Up Sooke EDC MEETING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Commission will be discussing the Sooke Subaru Triathlon at their meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

SHIRLEY FARMERS’ MARKET

THE NEXT MARKET will take place on May 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shirley Community Hall grounds. CHRISTOPHER LUCAS THANKS all of the volunteers and directors for all their help and support. SHIRLEY IS ALL about community spirit said Lucas.

GRATEFUL CYCLIST

GORDON SIMONDS, WHO is riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, who had his bike stolen, was given a new bike.

HELPFUL BROCHURE

THE SOOKE REGION CHI has published a helpful pamphlet, “Where to find help in the Sooke Region.” It contains contact information for free or low-cost counselling services, meals, medical equipment and clothing.

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NEWS • A3

District missing $664,000 in DCCs from hotel “Arrangements” were made without going before council Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

Three councillors who sat on the last District of Sooke council are stating they knew nothing about a deal that saw the Prestige Oceanfront Hotel and Resort pay no Development Cost Charges to the district. The DCCs, to the tune of $664,000, include $608,000 to be paid to the District of Sooke and $56,000 to be paid to the Capital Regional District. The DCCs were to be used for road and sewer infrastructure in the district. The district, said Coun. Rick Kasper, scratched a cheque to

Wendal Milne

— Mayor

the CRD for $56,000 in 2010, the hotel’s portion of the CRD DCCs. The remainder of the DCCs were “offset” by being put into the DCC account by the district when it should have been paid by the hotel. The money apparently came from the yearly fees to be paid to the hotel for use of the convention centre. The shuffling of money began in 2009

when the hotel was to pay the first one-third of the DCCs at the building permit stage, which was October of 2009. A year later on the aniversary the other one-third never arrived and neither did it in 2011. Add approx. six per cent interest to the mix and the figure comes closer to $700,000. Nothing showed up in the audits of 2009 and 2010 said Mayor Wendal Milne. “You can’t trace it if there is nothing to trace,” he said. Provincial regulation states that arrangements can be made through a surety, letter of credit, bond or land. None of these were ever done. The regulation also states that the interest must be paid. No interest has been paid by Prestige. The district entered into a partnering

Evan Parliament

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agreement with Prestige where the district would pay $1.5 million towards the building of a convention centre. The district was obligated to pay the hotel $300,000 per year for use of the facility for 12 days per month. The district also purchased a lot next to the hotel for close to $1 million on which to build a public boat launch. This included build-

ing a roadway which is used by both the hotel and the public. Negotiations were carried out by former Mayor Janet Evans and CAO Evan Parliament. The new council formed a Finance and Administration Committee and they have gone through the budget line by line. They are also reviewing contracts. “All through the budget deliberations none of the figures added up,” said Councillor Rick Kasper, chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. “There was no disclosure. The auditors were just as surprised as we were. There are statutory requirements and three of the current councillors knew nothing of it.” “I’m flabbergasted, but I’m not surprised,” said Coun. Herb Hal-

dane who sat on the last council. “This never went through the public process, it was never transparent, never open. They can’t fall back on the claim that they didn’t understand.” Councillors Maja Tait and Bev Berger echoed Haldane’s surprise. Local resident Gail Hall asked whether the district at any time sought legal counsel on this contra-arrangement. “We’ve been lied to,” she said. Documents in the partnering agreement do make reference to DCCs but Mayor Milne is referring the matter to the district’s lawyers. “We’ve handed this to our lawyers,” said Milne. “What is the remedy? Our first obligation is to make sure the district is covered.”

Driver in fatal West Coast Road accident arrested Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

David James Chiasson, the driver in the single motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of 15-year-old Nicolas “Nic” Twiddy, was arrested on May 7 for an attempted robbery. A 34-year-old Sooke man was approached by a young man he identified as Chiasson outside of the Chevron gas station on May 6 around 6 p.m. According to Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright, Chiasson allegedly accosted the man and demanded he give him money. After the victim refused, Chiasson reportedly sprayed him with bear mace and left the scene. The man then

called for assistance and received treatment from paramedics. Due to massive media coverage surrounding the motor vehicle accident that occurred on April 9 on West Coast Road, the victim was able to identify Chiasson to police. The accident involving a vehicle stolen in Sooke, resulted in the death of Twiddy and serious head injuries for 15-year-old passenger Maria Forbes. Chiasson was driving the vehicle, when it veered out of control along the gravel shoulder, slid into a power pole side ways and flipped over into a ditch. The pole snapped in half from impact. Chiasson and another passenger, Steve Livingstone, 18, received minor injuries.

Wright said police were able to arrest Chiasson at his residence for the attempted robbery the following morning on May 7 without incident. According to sources, Chiasson was also believed to be the

cyclist who was injured in a collision with pick up truck on the corner of Sooke Road and Anna Maria Road on April 23, where he suffered a severely lacerated hand. Although Wright could not confirm Chi-

asson was the cyclist, he said when arrested, Chiasson’s arm was bearing a cast. Chiasson will remain in custody until his court appearance on May 24, where he will face charges of robbery, assault with a

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LOOKING BACK A trip through the Sooke News Mirror time machine: May 11, 2011 Marine Trail decision may be tabled until June It is going to take some time yet before any decisions are made as to the rezoning application made by Marine Trail Holdings Ltd. At the May 11 meeting of the Capital Regional District Board it will be recommended by planning staff that Voting Block A defer consideration of the rezoning bylaw, phased development agreement and covenant on a proposed development by Marine Trail Holdings Ltd. to the June 8, 2011 meeting. “We were going to vote on first and second reading,” said Juan de Fuca Electoral Director Mike Hicks. He said the CRD lawyers want to tighten up the zoning bylaw for Ender Ilkay’s Marine Trail Holdings Ltd. application and phased development agreement before it goes before the Land Use Committee Voting Block A. “They want to make it as detailed as possible. The CRD staff and lawyers are very conscious of the possibility of legal action.” Hicks said as regional director he is disappointed he can’t carry on but realizes this is just part of the process. “I will be voting and recommending my colleagues table this at the board and not send it back to the JDF Land Use Committee,

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will have a chance to carve a moment in history. “We’re very proud of Carey,” said Rose Dumont, former chief of the T’Sou-ke Nation. He lived in Sooke all his life. It’s nice to see such a young man accomplish so much. Our nation is proud.”

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May 5, 1999 T’Sou-ke First nation member Andy Planes presents a friendship stick to Governor General Romeo LeBlanc to complete the friendship circle as T’Sou-ke Chief Jim Cooper looks on. The sticks symbolize the spirit of Sooke’s 150th anniversary. because the LUC members have given 110 per cent in making this exhaustive decision.” May 20, 2009 Council deals with full plate At the regular district council meeting on May 11, Andrew Moore, solar community program manager for the T’Sou-ke First Nation came before council to speak about their solar project. The T’Sou-ke First Nation is leading the way in becoming less reliant on fossil fuels and has installed solar panels on the reserve. Their hope is to become energy selfsufficient. Along with Moore was a representative from SolarBC, who spoke about the incentive and the low interest financing available for homeowners and communities interested in installing solar hot water systems. She

offered information. The total cost for an installed solar hot water system is on average $6,700. Cost will vary depending on where you live in the province and which installer and system you use. While there will be some geographical challenges and additional costs incurred in some instances due to travel, our contractors have committed to servicing customers within this price range. May 14, 2008 Carving a moment in history Traditionally, totem poles represented history of a particular family or tribe and served as a reminder of its ancestry. The Cowichan 2008 Spirit Pole will serve, unify and remind the T’Sou-ke Nation and the community of Sooke of the strong ties that have bound the two commu-

nities together over the last 150 years. “The Spirit Pole: Victory in Spirit, A Story of Wood, symbolizes the strength of a people, healing through sharing, sharing through learning and learning through generations. The pole echoes the past, pays tribute to the present and looks to the future, says carver/ artist Carey Newman when describing his vision for the pole. The eagle, wolf, frog, salmon, moon and sun connect on the pole, break free, stretch out and animate, moving forward honouring the past and reflecting on the future. Newman, along with his father Victor, will be travelling throughout the province for 13 weeks transforming a 20-foot western red cedar log into a traditional story pole. Local residents in each of over 45 communities

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May 16, 2007 Museum funding bylaw tabled --- again The future of the Sooke Region Museum is in limbo. In the midst of an ongoing dispute on whether to trash the bylaw that would get more funding to the desperate museum, the Capital Regional District decided to table the bylaw so a working group of Sooke and Juan de Fuca representatives could try to develop a solution. At the centre of the controversy is the budget of the museum, says Director Erik Lund of the Juan de Fuca electoral district. Juan de Fuca residents have told Lund, he says, they don’t want their tax dollars funding the tourist information centre inside the museum. Lund sent out a survey to constituents in Juan de Fuca and said 252 have been returned. Many respondents have expressed concern. But Sooke Mayor Janet Evans and some museum supporters say Juan de Fuca residents have been misled. “It was definitely a biased survey,” said Evans, adding many of the businesses in the Juan de Fuca area benefit from the tourist centre.

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Rotarians celebrate 25 years in Sooke Sooke Rotary celebrated its 25th anniversary in style Saturday at SEAPARC. Their Auction & Spring Fair had a lively party atmosphere, with clowns and cupcakes, and the usual smiling faces. The musicians played their hearts out, the Sooke dancers showed off their moves. But perhaps you don’t need to be told that – judging by the attendance, it seemed most of Sooke must have dropped by at some point in the day. The bidding was fierce this year at the silent and live auctions. A bunch of happy people rode out on new-tothem bikes, and others carted off fishing rods, gift certificates, and a variety of beautiful art pieces. With Mother’s Day a week away, some smart people picked up an early gift for mum. A highlight of the evening was the bidding battle for the Indian cooking lesson. Well-fought and hard-won, the meal will no doubt taste twice as

good. Sooke Rotary president Deb Johnston explains, “No matter who was the successful bidder on the auction items, the real winners are the people of Sooke. The money goes right back into the community, as this event funds the majority of our service projects.” Johnston adds, “We are hugely grateful for the continued generosity shown by donors and buyers alike. I’m proud to be a part of the kickoff to our next quarter century of serving Sooke.” The annual event included exhibits by nearly 70 businesses and community organizations, as well as displays by a large number of non-profit groups. These participants demonstrated the vibrancy and diversity of both commerce and social services in the Sooke Region.

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For some 70 years, the people in the Soviet Union had been taught God is no God, or is dead. Jesus is not real, and certainly not alive. It was OK for old ladies to venerate a buried corpse, but for two generations the power of the State had tried to stamp out any living faith in the living Lord. The history had been re-written… It was May Day, in Moscow’s Red Square, in 1990, just a few months before the ¿nal dissolution of the Soviet Union. “Is it straight, Father?” one Orthodox priest asked another, as he hefted a heavy, eight-foot cruci¿x onto his shoulder. “Yes, it is straight,” said the other to him. Together the two priests walked the parade route, along with a group of parishioners holding ropes which steadied the beams of the huge cross. They were right in the midst of all the of¿cial might of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, in the usual May Day procession of tanks, missiles, troops, and salutes to the Communist party elite. Behind all the tanks and military hardware surged a giant crowd of protesters, shouting up as they approached Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, “Bread…Freedom…Truth!” As the parade passed, this throng ¿nally passed directly in front of the Soviet leader, standing in his place of honor. At that moment the priests hoisted their heavy burden toward the sky. The cross emerged up out of the crowd, now standing upright. The ¿gure of Jesus Christ towered over the giant poster faces of Marx, and Engels, and Lenin behind Gorbachev’s reviewing stand. “Mikhail Serveyevich!” one of the protesters shouted, his deep voice cleaving the clamor of the protesters, and piercing straight toward the angry Soviet leader. “Mikhail Sergeyevich! Christ is risen!” Pastor Dwight Geiger

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When Lilly Wass was in Grade 11 in Ontario, she didn’t bother to go to class, let alone care about her grades. She was barely passing her courses, but now, after spending the past three semesters in the Sooke School District, she is set to graduate with an 88 per cent average. “In Ontario we didn’t have an aboriginal education room. It makes a lot of difference,” said Wass said, an Edward Milne community school student. “There is someone you can go and talk to and they see if I am keeping up with my work.” This spring, SD 62 will celebrate its first graduating class with more than 100 aboriginal students. The unofficial count is at 104, up from the 51 who graduated last year. Kathleen King-Hunt, SD 62 district principal for aboriginal education, said the district has worked to integrate aboriginal curriculum into course material. “The (aboriginal) graduate rate is something we have worked very hard at. The aboriginal enhancement agreement makes a difference in the classroom,” King-Hunt said. “Our success is not just

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(From left) Lilly Wass, Arthur Smith and Dahlila Charlie are graduating this year. graduation rates.” The district expects the aboriginal completion rate to continue its upward surge. Last year, 73 per cent of all aboriginal students graduated within six years starting from Grade 8, which is close to the overall average of 76 per cent for SD 62 students. The provincial aboriginal completion rate is about 51 per cent. Five years ago, only 38 per cent of aboriginal students were graduating from SD 62. First Nations students at Belmont secondary, Edward Milne and West Shore Annex schools credit part of their success to aboriginal education rooms staffed with teachers and support workers. “(Aboriginal educa-

tion teachers) put in more time and effort and they don’t act like it is just their job,” Wass said. “With me, home life isn’t that great, and (at school) there is someone willing to help.” Dahlila Charlie, a Grade 12 student, has spent her three years using the services in the aboriginal education room at Belmont secondary. “They are just so supportive and they have connections with all the students,” Charlie said. “It gives us our own space in the school. School is important and culture is important. Here the two are together and that’s awesome.” Charlie is so grateful for the help she has received from the pro-

gram, she has begun mentoring other aboriginal students at Spencer middle school. She is attending summer programs at Emily Carr University and applied for the University of Victoria visual arts program. Kathy Sudlow, an aboriginal education teacher at Edward Milne, said the aboriginal education room is classified as an allnations room and students from any background are welcome to use its services. “If you are in a class with 30 kids, how many times are you going to put your hand up when you still don’t get it?” Sudlow said. “Often when kids come for help, they get me to themselves.” With education space and an enhancement agreement that establishes a strong aboriginal component in the classroom, SD 62 has become a leader in the province for aboriginal eduction. SD 62 has the highest aboriginal grad rate on the Island and is ranked No. 1 in the province for a school district of its size, and fourth in the province overall. West Shore Annex student Arthur Smith said without aboriginal education, he doubts he would be in school. “It’s a good last

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Sweetheart deal sours It appears the s**t has hit the fan. For years, every since a hotel was just a pipe dream, people have questioned the way things were done. Gail Hall was a thorn in the sides of the previous council, the CAO and the financial director of the time. Members of council asked questions and were stonewalled every step of the way. It appears that taxpayers were not allowed to question spending and sweetheart deals. The only reason this would happen is because someone has something to hide. And it appears a whole lot has been ...taxpayers hidden, either by design or by ignorance. But if it is were not ignorance then it wouldn’t have been hidden. You can’t allowed to hide over $650,000 in DCC question revenues for long. Who’s to blame? Those who put their spending... signatures on the dotted line and the financial officer, who was supposed to ensure financial obligations are met and the district is covered, are responsible. Every other developer has to pay DCCs, how is the hotel different and why? If the hotel had held up to their end of the deal, this would never have come to light. This is unconscionable. Sooke gave Prestige everything they asked for and far more. We wanted a hotel but we weren’t that desperate — were we? Now that the cat is out of the bag, it’s time to rectify the situation. Will there be legal consequences? Probably not, but there should be some serious decisions made as to who is administering our district. The District of Sooke is in an awkward and embarrassing position but issues can be rectified and they should be — as quickly as possible.

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Spring session is in full swing MLA John Horgan’s View from the Legislature Speaking as Opposition House Leader, this session of the Legislature has been a whirl of activity. With three weeks remaining, it appears as though the BC Liberal government is anxious for summer and an opportunity to get out from under 11 years of baggage. The session has been marked by a lack of focus and a collection of random changes, that when strung together, give the impression of a government adrift. In February, the Premier bypassed the traditional Speech from the Throne and went to the radio airwaves to lay out her plan for the future. Three months on, the plan remains confused and driven more by photo opportunities than by substantive progress. Question period usually generates the headlines, but the real work is making laws. A recent attempt at beefing up a thin legislative agenda gives the impression of policy depth with 8 Bills being tabled last week and more expected this week. As I write, 20 Bills are before the Legislature with only 11 days remaining in the session. Bills by themselves do not demonstrate a focused agenda. Often legislative changes are “housekeeping” in nature and are designed to update our statutes and modernize language. Other changes have been designed to correct BC Liberal government mistakes of the past. For example, changes to energy policy around the

notion of “self-sufficiency”, served to highlight the cost BC Hydro has been paying for electricity that we don’t need. The result has been higher Hydro bills for consumers. Another piece of legislation is a result of the courts throwing out the recent changes to our drunk driving laws. What has been missing from the BC Liberal government agenda is legislation to repeal the HST. Nine months ago, voters overwhelmingly rejected the revised sales tax and government committed to get rid of it and return to the old tax, complete with existing exemptions. With less than three weeks left for debate, there is no sign of the Bill to remove the new tax and replace it with the old one. Even with the legislation in place, the BC Liberal government is going to keep the HST until April of 2013, finally removing it on the eve of the next provincial election. An attempt to soften the impact of the HST on the housing sector has fallen flat in our area. The Provincial Budget introduced a rebate program for home buyers purchasing recreational property outside of Victoria and the lower mainland. Sounds like a good idea for rural BC. Unless rural is inside the CRD like Port Renfrew. Port Renfrew is experiencing a transformation. Always a resource town - forestry, mining and fishing - times are changing. Port Renfrew is becoming a tourism and vacation home market. So the HST rebate

would be a help to home builders that would lead to more jobs, right? Wrong. The BC Liberal government excluded Port Renfrew from the program. Lake Cowichan, just down the circle route, is in. Bamfield, at the end of the West Coast Trail is in, but not Port Renfrew. I wrote the Minister urging him to amend the policy, but the answer was no. I did manage to convince the Minister of Natural Resource Operations to agree to review the Sooke Water Use Plan with a view to finding a solution to the proposed decommissioning of the Bill James Dam on DeMamiel Creek. In January, Federal Fisheries announced plans to abandon the facility, despite putting at risk 25 years of work by local volunteers at the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. Area representatives, Randall Garrison and Mike Hicks, Sooke Council as well as the T’Sou-ke First Nation are working to convince the federal government to reverse a bad decision. Reviewing the Water Use Plans will help support our argument and protect the salmon. People don’t expect miracles from government, just some competence and common sense. Let us hope the remainder of the spring session has a sprinkling of both. John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca www.johnhorgan.ca john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca


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Opinion We asked: What do you think ofi the federal government’s plan to phase the Canadian penny out of existence?

I think it’s a good idea. It would just make things simpler, more even numbered.

I think it’d save a lot of I think it’s good. It’s not money in revenue in the worth enough to be managed long run. anymore, I guess.

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Budgets slashed for zero per cent Like everyone else in Sooke, the thought of a zero per cent increase in property taxes initially seemed like a great idea. But then I took a moment to research exactly what was needed to accomplish it. We all know prices are on the rise, what we paid for something last year isn’t what we’re paying for the same thing today or a year for now. Given these facts it is easy to conclude that a zero per cent tax increase doesn’t mean that budgets stayed the same from 2011 to 2012; in fact, the increase in prices means that budgets were most likely slashed in order to maintain that zero per cent. Take, for example, Sooke’s volunteer firefighters. These firefighters train to the same standards and certification as any paid firefighter anywhere in North America. The fact that they are volunteer already saves the municipality thousands, if not millions, of dollars a year. Yet their training budget, the one the community relies on teach them the lessons they need to know to save lives was cut by $8,000, from $29,000 to $21,000, or roughly 26

Personally, I’m against it. I was of the generation where you watched your pennies and nickels and the dollars took care of themselves.

Clint Sinclair Sooke

LETTERS per cent A little known fact about volunteer firefighters: The average volunteer firefighter in Canada retires after three years of service. The current mayor and council have been elected to three year terms, so can we expect our firefighters to be 26 per cent less trained by the time of the next election? Does this mean they will be 26 per cent less likely to put out a fire or rescue someone from a car accident? The fire department wasn’t the only area to take a budget cut. The mayor and council cut their own training budget from $38,000 to $26,000. That’s right, the mayor and council, seven people, have a larger training budget than 35 volunteer firefighters. Jason Dixon Sooke

The kindness of strangers On Friday, May 11, my 10-year-old son’s bike was stolen from in front of our garage in Sooke. I reported it to the Sooke police, posted it on Facebook and with the suggestion of a friend I posted a stolen notice on Used Victoria. My son’s bike was not

worth much but it was his. He would spend a lot of time riding it and trying to do tricks like the older kids. When he came home from school Friday to see it had been stolen he was devastated! We took him for walks through local trails in hopes that it had just been dumped somewhere but have had no luck. This selfish act from someone with no care for others has made my son look at people different. But on Sunday, May 13, the kindness of a complete stranger renewed all of our faith that good kind hearted people do still exist! Due to my notice on Used Victoria a man named Eric from Victoria emailed me and asked if we found the bike and, if not, he had a replacement bike for my son. After a few emails and phone calls I met Eric Sunday night and brought a new bike home for my son. There are not enough words for me to express what a wonderful person Eric is and how he made a 10-year-old boy’s day end with the biggest smile I have ever seen. Thank you Eric for your kindness, you truly are the type of person that makes this world a better place! Heather Medwedrich Sooke

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As a member of the “District of Shirley,” I wish to publicly thank Mr. Christoper Lucas and all those who took part in the preparation of the Shirley Farmers Market, held at the Shirley Community Grounds this past Sunday. A resounding success on a beautiful day. A good job, well done. P. David O’Flynn Sheringham Point Shirley District

Free from hunger One person writes “we’d all starve” if any attempt be made to transform our current world economic systems into a more co-operative resource based strategy. He or she brings up a good point. In our current system one out of seven people on this planet are already starving, 19 million of them live in “developed” countries. They are starving not because there is not enough food, yet, but because of poverty. The principle causes of poverty are the unequal income distribution in the world and conflict.

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Essentially, the control over resources and income are based on military, political and economic powers that are controlled by a minority who live well, while those at the bottom barely survive, if at all. Climate change triggering drought, flooding and unpredictable climatic patterns is also increasingly viewed as a current and future cause of hunger and poverty. Acknowledging the fact that our current extraction processes and use of natural resources on this planet are not only unsustainable, but have a negative impact on our atmosphere, and is contributing to the erosion of the web of life that we are all dependent upon is not “tree hugging” nor is it a terrorist crime as Mr. Harper would have us believe. It is a growing, realistic point of view that we must change our ways. To achieve this the world must become more co-operative and less competitive and we must find and develop alternative, low impact forms of energy. Some countries are already well on their way in achieving these goals and generally most people want to move in this direction. Everybody wants to live well, have freedoms,

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and know our future generations inherit a healthy, co-operative planet, not one torn by greed, militant government, and n e g l e c t f u l environmental practices. If this is fantasy to you then that’s too bad for you. I more than realise the cold heartedness that drives our economies. I’m a part of it too and I admit I have no quick remedies or “stocks” to push as a solution. But like Dr. Suzuki, I do see models and systems developing that aren’t based in such a chilly reality and I will always see hope through education and do what I can to make this a better place for all living things. PS. most newly discovered species are within the oceans, which technology now allows us to explore more thoroughly. This does not discount the fact that the world is losing many species daily through habit destruction, either induced by direct human activity or climate change. Tom Eberhardt Sooke

Open letter to council Deceived by the indifference you have shown to the “Art Lane Market” project I presented to you last December,

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Construction is ongoing at Hwy. 14 at the Sombrio bridge. Traffic is slow but both lanes are open. The $12.6 million project will help rid the road of some nasty switchbacks and dangerous curves.

I would love to receive a public explanation, please. Our Sooke residents deserve to know why you do not want to collaborate with a project that will bring money to their pockets? On Oct. 18, 2010, a group of artists, supported by 350 signatures from local business and tourists, presented our idea to the district. We requested help in installing small metal structures where the artists could hold their works and a piece of land where to host the event. To our disillusion your engineer department said, “the idea is great, but the district only helps notfor-profit groups.” A year later, on Dec. 12, 2010, I did a Power Point presentation to

council clearly explaining that in exchange for your help you could charge is rent and licence fees. I also asked an amendment to the parks bylaw to allow the market-lane to be open seven days a week all year long starting in May 2012. Nevertheless, May is already in our doors and you,instead of politely answering us, decided to invest all the reserved money for arts in the creation of another not-for-profit umbrella society of the arts’ elite. Apparently, the regular citizen, the “little guy,” the artist who really deserves help right now has to keep waiting. Perhaps some day he/she will have the chance to see some profit from the extraordinary broad

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Upcoming Public Meetings Sooke Economic Development Commission Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Land Use and Environment Committee Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. 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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project planned for futuristic times. However, let us not forget how many chances to win the Boardwalk Signage Contest were given to artists last year, 13 days notice to create three works and to enter the contest. Therefore, once again, I beg you to amend the parks bylaw in our favour to allow people to make some money during these hard economic times. Our project will allow residents to sell paintings, crafts, carvings, knitting, books, CDs, music instruments, and all other kind of artistically designed items. It will put food on people’s tables in a so difficult moment. Conclusion, I will keep waiting for your answer to gather the artists and start the association. We will use our own tents and find our own piece of land, if you cannot lend is one. Lastly, I really hope I

will not receive a morally incorrect answer from you stating that you are giving “our project” to a not-forprofit group because this project is meant to be created and organized by an association of independent artists. Artists are capable to administrate their own business. Margarita Dominguez Sooke

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HERITAGE The community of Otter Point is reviewing its Official Community Plan and needs to update its records of the early history of the area. Past and present residents of Otter Point, as well as others who have an interest in the history of the community, are invited to a workshop to review the historical information already collected and help us with new, incomplete or incorrect information. Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, May 22nd 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Juan de Fuca Planning Office, #2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke

Old pictures, maps and short stories about the history of the area will be on display and guests are encouraged to bring along information related to Otter Point’s early years. At 2:00 pm we’ll gather around the table to share memories. For more information contact: Arnie Campbell – Otter Point resident at 250-642-3113 or d.acampbell@shaw.ca Elida Peers - Sooke Region Historian at 250-642-4200 or 250-642-6351 or historian@sookeregionmuseum.com

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Presentation Guidelines: A written request is required to make a presentation to the Board. Requests should include the general nature and viewpoint of the presentation and groups/organizations must identify one individual as the spokesperson. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Note: Should the number of applications exceed the time available at the meeting it may not be possible to schedule all presentations. You will be contacted to confirm whether or not you have been selected to make a presentation. Presentations will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Written Questions for the Board: Questions must be submitted in advance of the meeting to allow for a formal response, which will be distributed in writing at the meeting and posted to our website following the meeting Written questions or requests for presentations to the VIHA Board must be submitted before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by email to janet.shute@ viha.ca or by fax to (250) 370-8750 or by mail to: Vancouver Island Health Authority, Executive Office, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 Open House Immediately Following the General Board Meeting Following the General Board meeting there will be an Open House to allow for a general exchange of thoughts, suggestions and concerns between the VIHA Board and senior management staff and the general public.


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lot of peices would need to fall in place. “(A civilian ferry) not out of the scope of where we might go,” he said. Times and prices can be found at victoriaharbourferry. com/baseline.The service is open to DND personnel only who are authorized to access CFB Esquimalt property in Colwood. Black Press

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Majesty the Queen,” Hobbis said. “There was rigorous attention to detail. The base commander, Canex staff and our staff worked through it as an affective team.” In early April, Colwood entrepreneur Cynthia Cummings moved to launch a “Blue Bus” service to transport DND personnel from Colwood to Dockyard, but that effort was cancelled in the wake of the ferry service. “I endorse the ferry service 100 per cent,” said Cummings, who is now working with Hobbis on managing Baseline. “It makes sense to offer a service people already know.” Hobbis said this DND ferry service could lay the groundwork for a civilian ferry between Colwood and Victoria, although a

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Committee looks at spending and contracts Pirjo Raits

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The Finance and Administration Committee, (FAC) made up of elected and public members, met on May 7 at District of Sooke municipal chambers for their regular monthly meeting. Discussion ensued on items in the areas of finance, engineering and corporate services. Finance: David Gawley, acting director of finance, will be looking into changing the municipal insurance from a private carrier to the Municipal Insurance Assoc. which would give more coverage. New budgeting software is being looked at and the Development Cost Charges reporting was deemed satisfactory. Engineering:

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The road maintenance contract with Mainroad South Island Contracting was being looked at to ensure the district was getting what they pay for. Currently the contract is on a month-by-month basis. One issue is that the company uses the Kaltasin maintenance yard without compensation to the district. “Mainroad uses our yard, let’s make sure we are getting a bang for our buck,” said Mayor Wendal Milne. CAO Evan Parliament notified the committee that the yard would be looking for some new tenants by late summer. An expression of interest will be posted. C o r p o r a t e : Discussion ensued on convention centre bookings at the Prestige Hotel. Did you know that one of the two Coronation Oaks brought to this area by the Shirley Women’s Institute is located at the Sooke Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion? The Legion’s oak tree was rededicated on May

Maja Tait said there is talk of ever increasing costs for conference food. She stated there was a 42 per cent increase in cost from 2011 to 2012. Plus there is a 15 per cent service fee on top which needs to be examined, she said. “If groups are bound to use hotel catering, it has to be reasonable. The conference room

is usually comp’ed anyway,” Tait said, Staff is working on reviewing the associated costs and charges. Evan Parliament stated that fees are imposed by the conference/food and beverage contractor, which is the Mix by Ric’s. He said the district has received complaints from some groups who just can’t afford it. “We’re working with Prestige to review those fees. We’re monitoring that closely,” said Parliament. There was some discussion on the possibility of initiating fees for use of the public boat launch, so as not to undercut other businesses which charge for launching. Some of the members

of the committee questioned whether it was stated, during the vote for the boat launch, that it would be free. The question also arose as to why the district was not charging the hotel a fee for use of the boat launch. Parliament brought up the idea of a nonprofit group managing the boat launch, and dispensing fuel on behalf of the hotel to raise funds. A report will be brought back to the committee on options. Staff will come back to the committee with a revised vehicle-use policy as the policy is silent on employees driving to and from work and those on call. The policy does state that district vehicles are not to be used for

6 in a tribute to those who served in Battle of the Atlantic and fought for victory in Europe in World War II. The Shirley Women’s Institute obtained the two oak seedlings from England and they were planted locally on May

12, 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. The seedlings were grown from acorns taken from Great Windsor Park at Windsor Castle, the royal family residence located in Windsor, Berkshire County, Eng-

land. One tree was planted in front of the old Sooke Legion, the other Coronation Oak is growing in Pioneer Park on the west side of the Shirley Community Hall. Courtesy of the OPSRRA May newsletter

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Plan ahead for spring vegetables There’s no denying spring’s generosity when it comes to blooms, scents and colours – uplifting bewitchers of the senses that we can all experience simply by looking and walking around. Less experienced, however, is an equal, if different, pleasure that comes from eating spring delicacies from our own garden. We are indeed fortunate that in this climate we can grow vegetables year round. Still, there’s something special about spring, when the warming sun and soil spur the growth of new, delicious shoots and leaves. Gardeners being gardeners, of course, a ridiculously high degree of personal satisfaction comes from sharing the fresh and healthy ‘fruit’ of their labour with appreciative recipients. Case in point: On Friday afternoons we enjoy ‘Happy Hour’ (okay, closer to two happy hours) with special friends. Finger foods magically appear as well. Last Friday, those finger foods included a vegetable tray containing, among other items, hour-old florets of amazingly tender and tasty purple sprouting broccoli. While this may not be a big deal for those reluctant to profess a fondness for broccoli, it’s a distinct treat for those who do. Maybe next week’s offering will be kale chips (which I ‘discovered’ last year) or

Purple sprouting broccoli asparagus tarts … well, you get the idea. Speaking of kale, I’ve become increasingly taken with the idea of winter vegetable gardens (planted in late summer/early fall), probably because they require such little effort – no watering, no weeding, no bugs. Dig up some beets, pick some greens, grab a cabbage, pull up some carrots and leeks – what’s not to like? But some seeds can also be planted in late winter/early spring to give us even more crop variety while we wait for summer to deliver on the heat lovers (tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, etc.). Emily Moreland is a certified horticulture technician who knows first-hand about growing food in this area – for all seasons. Her grandfather, Don Collis, has farmed here for 30 years and for years on end routinely ‘cleaned up’ (in ribbons, that is) at the Sooke Fall Fair. Emily

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The Ancient Forest Alliance submitted a request to B.C.’s Ministry of Forests to build an official trail and boardwalk in the recently protected Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew on May 7. TJ Watt, co-founder of the Ancient Forest Alliance, said the boardwalk will protect the ecological integrity of the grove, provide visitor safety and enable people from all walks of life to enjoy the old-growth forest. “It makes the Grove more accessible to people of all ages, anyone from children to seniors should be able to come and experience the spectacular oldgrowth forests there,” he said, adding the construction of steps will help people navigate through the steeper slopes in the ancient forest. In terms of ecological protection, the boardwalk will keep people off the ground, and off the roots of trees. It will also prevent tourists from stepping through wet areas which have a risk of becoming mud pits. There is currently an unofficial, beaten trail created from the thousands of tourists who have trekked through the area in the last couple of years. The environmental group is requesting to build an official boardwalk and steps in wet areas, steep areas and at the base of popular trees. The

boardwalk and trail is estimated to stretch for approximately one kilometre between the upper and lower Avatar Groves. In addition to a boardwalk, signage will also be erected to remind people to stay on official trails and pack out any garbage. The boardwalk will be engineered by experts to ensure it meets the safety standards of other popular ancient forest boardwalks on Crown land. The project is currently estimated to cost between $5,000 and $10,000. According to Watt, Avatar Grove is one of the few remaining forests of its kind. “The Avatar is a very unique area in one sense in that it’s very rare, low elevation valley bottom old growth forest,” Watt said. “On southern Vancouver Island we only have four per cent of valley bottom old growth forest left.” The rare ancient forest has attracted thousands of tourists to Port Renfrew since it’s introduction to the public two years ago. “Since Avatar Grove was appropriately named and brought to our attention in the last couple of years, we’ve seen numbers climb, groups of tours going out in number of anywhere from 30-80 people at a time on any given day,” said Rose Betsworth, president of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce. Betsworth also stated that Avatar Grove is recognized as a

precious resource for the Port Renfrew community. “Forestry sees the value of the old trees when they’re harvested, we -- in the tourism industry -- see the financial benefits the living forests bring to our community.” “We’re certainly the recipient of the tourist dollars right now because of Avatar, so it’s up to us to protect that asset,” she said, adding the boardwalk will prevent any further wear and tear to the ancient forest. “The path is getting pretty beaten down, and subsidiary trails are being found, so ideally it’d be nice to have a boardwalk constructed to mitigate any further wear on the existing trail. And that way it allows us to have only one trail instead of having people trampling all through the entire forest.” The Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to the ministry in support of the project. Avatar Grove, which Watt discovered in 2009, was protected in February in a 59 hectare OldGrowth Management Area after two years of campaigning by the Ancient Forest Alliance and Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce. The project will be funded by donations, which can be made at www.ancientforestalliance. org. For $100 a one metre section of the boardwalk can be constructed.

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Extraordinary volunteer: Michael Nyikes Michael Nyikes and family moved to Sooke from Alberta less than two years ago, and in that short period of time he has already made many strong volunteer contributions in our community. Within weeks of his arrival, Nyikes joined the Sooke Philharmonic Society as a board director and took on the portfolios of membership coordinator, website liaison, concert photographer, and eventually publicity and promotions, and advertising coordinator. Now in his second year, Nyikes has also assumed the role of secretary. The Nyikes’ local business

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Just looking A tug with a log boom is a sight from the past. Pretty magnolias are in bloom.

New B.C. grants shortsighted A recently announced provincial government grant aimed at providing an HST rebate for new secondary and recreational homes will result in unintended negative consequences for the remote communities of Port Renfrew and Jordan River. The grant is meant to assist workers and communities in B.C. that depend on the residential recreational development industry during the transition back to the PST, but in a shortsighted move, the Liberals limited eligibility to properties across the province outside of Greater Vancouver and Victoria regional districts. “This limitation is contrary to the spirit of the grant, and leaves Port Renfrew and Jordan River out in the cold,” said Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan. “The B.C. Liberal government’s decision to restrict the rebate to communities outside the Captial Regional District further hurts communities in my constituency that are already struggling to overcome the loss of resource-related industries and are just now enjoying some benefit from the sale of recreational properties.” In a letter to Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, Horgan requested a review of the restrictions, noting less rural communities like Lake Cowichan and Shawnigan Lake are eligible, but not the isolated areas of Port Renfrew or Jordan River. Unfortunately, the minister has refused to make any changes. “These communities desperately need the support this grant could provide, but the Liberals have refused to change their policy,” said Horgan. “What initially sounded like a good idea for rural B.C. has turned out to be shortsighted and discriminatory for these particular remote areas in my constituency.”

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

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The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel. Send your good quality jpegs to: editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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Diane and Mal Cummings and Pete and Barb Norton, left, relax and read the Sooke New Mirror while wintering in Yuma, Az. Aliisa and Rebecca Adler, right, with the Sooke News Mirror and sea lions on the island of San Cristobal, during a multi-sport tour of the Galapagos Islands where they kayaked, hiked, biked, snorkelled and got up close to the wildlife. Michael, Susan and Gabriella Nyikes, far left, on vacation in the Cayman Islands with a copy of the Sooke News Mirror. Centre, in Feb 2012, outside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas are Roy and Ingrid, and Dan and Linda. Tija Dalep, far right, poses with the Sooke News Mirror during a recent trip to Maui in March.

With Rotary What You See Isn’t All You Get THANKS TO YOU our 22nd Annual Auction & Spring Fair was a huge success. Your generous donations, keen bidding and enthusiastic participation will make it possible for the Rotary Club of Sooke to fund many more projects in the year to come. Many people ask what Rotary does in the local community and in the world. Some of our projects are well known and others have a lower profile but they all make a big difference.

COMMUNITY projects include grants to tireless local

More Special Rotary Thanks:

community non-profits, literacy programs, a playground shelter at CASA, a gazebo and garden benches at Ayre Manor, the stage curtains at EMCS and the Rotary Pier. Rotary also provides discreet, exceptional assistance associated with family crisis or emergency.

To Elder Jacques Planes for representing the T’Sou-ke Nation at the opening ceremonies;

To the District of Sooke for providing the Discover Sooke display and to Sooke Fire Dept for the bouncy castle;

To MP Randall Garrison, MLA John Horgan, Mayor Wendal Milne, CRD Director Mike Hicks for participating in the opening ceremonies;

To Peter Wilford and EMCS Culinary Program for serving such excellent food;

YOUTH are sponsored to attend local, provincial, national and international leadership and career training events. Ongoing bursaries support promising graduates. Rotary also sponsors the annual Skate Jam, supports the Sooke Youth Council, and most recently the SEAPARC Youth Bus. In the WORLD Rotarians support international projects like a girls’ school in Malawi, worldwide immediate disaster relief, water projects and the global effort to eradicate polio. USE OF FUNDS BY AVENUE OF SERVICE WORLD 19%

CLUB 25%

SOURCES OF NEW FUNDS MEMBERS 19%

YOUTH 25%

To Janet McTavish for singing O Canada and to Bill Dryden for piping in the guests; To Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sooke Garden Club and Lady Bug Garden for the garden sale; To the Sooke Community Association and Sooke Fire Dept for the chairs and tables (we need a LOT of tables – thanks Charlie!), the Sooke Fall Fair for tablecloths, and Al Zielonka/Sooke Harbour Electric and Rob Peters/Sooke Moving for help with the set-up; To the RCMP and the private donors for all the bikes; To Laurie Szadkowski and École Poirier for providing the stage and to Eric James for providing the sound system; To all the excellent performers: Janet McTavish, Katrina Kadoski, Sooke Dance Studio, Trounce Alley Barbershop Quartet, Jennifer Louise Taylor, Group Therapy, Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Quartet; To the Sooke Youth Council and Leadership Class of EMCS for assistance before, during, and after the Auction, plus the EMCS program office for the loan of the big screen; To Tony of Sooke Signs, and to Island Graphics Ltd. for the design help;

COMMUNITY 31% BC LOTTERY 17%

FUNDRAISING 64%

To the Sooke Arts Council and Sooke Regional Museum for loaning us the display grids;

To Brian Rimmer, our auctioneer, who always does such a great job of inspiring the crowd and raising the bidding; To the staff at SEAPARC for all your support, particularly Graham, Luke, Lee & Jim for help setting up and cleaning the arena and the reception staff for their help after the auction; To Leah, Caitlin, Amy and Alex for building our HUGE birthday cake, the Whiffin Spit Ladies for the cupcakes, and to our clowns, Marina, Lucy, Ella, Judy, Edna, and Jean. To our many volunteer helpers, Gail, Linda, Nora, Lorna, Ken, Bob M, Sharon, Ken, Peter, Garth, Jack M, Val, Barb, Elaine (our ”Vanna”), and our apologies to the many more whose names we missed – we could not have done this without you all! Finally, and most importantly to all the generous donors & exhibitors, we can’t thank you enough!

WINNER’S CIRCLE:

Jackie Jocelyn WINNER of raffle for Broil King Steel BBQ sponsored by Sooke Home Hardware. Les Pfeifer WINNER of door prize for Floral Arrangement donated by Sooke Flower House.


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Seeking the oral history of Otter Point History will be part of OCP

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There was a section on heritage but it was mostly about houses and we realized there is so much more.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Otter Point is a rural area which once had a Catholic Church predating St. Rose of Lima. It was located at the crossroads of Kemp Lake Road and Otter Point Road. When the church was closed it became a private residence where local folks would go for a haircut. It is also an area where the military dropped flour sacks during bombing training during WWII and a barracks was located at Kemp Lake. Those are just some of the stories told in regard to the history of Otter Point. Arnie Campbell and a group reviewing the Official Community Plan want to include more of those types of stories in the OCP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to expand the history of Otter Point,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a section on heritage but it was mostly about houses and we realized there is so much more.â&#x20AC;? Campbell said there is still a lot of oral history of the area that could be gathered from those folks who still remember. Former residents may remember the 1930s to the 1950s and what took place during those times. He wants to gather them at a table and have a listen to what history or memories they have to relate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The museum did an extensive oral history project 20 years ago and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to update it.â&#x20AC;? So, an event is taking place at the Capital Regional District planning office on West

--Arnie Campbell Coast Road on Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. There will be maps, photos and stories on Otter Point history passed around the informal table.

Elida Peers, historian for the Sooke Region Museum, will have some photos she would like identified, if possible, as she believes they were taken in the Otter Point area. Others are welcome to bring family photos taken in the area to share with the gathering. Campbell hopes that seniors will be able to attend the afternoon meeting and social gathering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is to allow the community to get an idea of the history and a better understanding,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell.

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The Gordon Farm on Otter Point

Looking at our past

In 1896 the parlour of the Otter Point home of Ted and Kitty Gordon looked like this. Touches Kitty had brought with her from England on her marriage to Ted in 1889 kept memories of home within her reach. In the foreground is the bassinette of the Gordon’s only daughter Kathleen (nicknamed Joey) who grew up to marry Austin Kirby and live at Jordan River. Son of a Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, Ted Gordon had emigrated to Canada, living first at East Sooke and then taking up the seafront property facing the Strait of Juan de Fuca that had been farmed since the 1860s by Thomas Tugwell. West Coast Road as we know it did not exist, and Otter Point Road, further inland, reached the rear of the Gordon Farm as one journeyed from Sooke. A road of any sort was a boon to the family. When Ted had gone back to London in 1889

division of the property has meant that many fine homes now stand on the hillside that affords them a spectacular view facing out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic peninsula. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

to wed Kitty Jalland, the young daughter of a London physician, there was only a trail to bring her back to the pioneer farmhouse. The enterprising couple became an important part of the life of the sparsely settled community, with Kitty’s piano skills in particular livening the scene for many early social gatherings. Ted Gordon became a linesman for the Government Telegraph that was established to connect Pachena Point

Correction “Zero per cent tax increase anticipated” Sooke News Mirror May 9, 2012 In the print edition of the Sooke News Mirror story on page one, a line of copy went missing. It should read: “Are we in fact getting good value for the dollar in the things which have traditionally been done?” Kasper asked. He mentioned the $188,000 highway contract which was never monitored, as well as contracting out for services which could as easily be done by the qualified staff at the district.

with Victoria, and at the time of this photo, the Gordon home housed the Otter Point telegraph station besides the local post office. In 1912, after Ted’s passing, Kitty’s management of the farm included leasing foreshore rights to J H Todd & Sons for location of the salmon fishtrap that became

known as the Gordon Trap. Besides Kathleen, the Gordons had a son, Eric, who studied engineering and followed a career in the US. The Gordon home could still be seen mid20th century and farming continued under a variety of owners for some time. More recently, however, sub-

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Incoming: year-end show for dance studio The Move This! Dance Studio to bust moves for community at Isabelle Reader Theatre on June 3 Sharron Ho

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The students at Move This! Dance Studio will be holding a Muppetthemed annual yearend show on June 3 at Isabelle Reader Theatre in Langford. All of the studio’s 58 dancers, aged from three to 15, will be performing valuable skills learned throughout the course of the season, which started in September. “Every class performs a routine,” said Move This! Dance Studio artistic director and founder, Niki Martin. “It’s a variety type show inspired by the Muppets.” Martin, 39, has been a life-long dancer, starting at the young age of three. Throughout the course of her career, Martin was trained in critical environments where students were encouraged to mimic techniques rather then find a creative outlet.

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The Move! This Dance Studio will be holding their year-end show on June 3. Under these rigid forms of instruction, Martin found her creativity and performances suffered. “Growing up dancing, I’m all of 5’2”, and I just had all of those typical negative messages

given to me. I was too short, I was too fat, I wasn’t flexible enough, I didn’t turn fast enough or jump high enough,” Martin said. A message she did not want to pass onto her students.

“I don’t believe that’s true learning, especially in an art form where it is creative and expressive. I think it has to come from the students.” In 2009, Martin encountered Brain-

Dance, a form of “brain compatible dance education,” under the guidance of Seattle-based dance instructor Anne Green-Gilbert. Green-Gilbert is the creator of BrainDance, which utilizes the eight

fundamental movement patterns humans learn during their first year of life when laid on their stomachs or backs. According to GreenGilbert’s website, the repetitious cycling of the eight stages when sitting or standing may help with the reorganization of the central nervous system, filling missing gaps in the neurological system that may have occurred from trauma, illness or lack of developmental movement during infancy. “They’re actually the movement patterns that hardwire our brain development,” Martin said. “So when they’re done intentionally and sequentially they literally change the hard wiring of our brain.” BrainDance holds the philosophy that students learn best when they experience something themselves. Under this training, Martin saw herself grow and improve. She

has since taken GreenGilbert’s methodology and incorporated it into her own classes, giving students a liberal approach to dance. Each class begins with a BrainDance session, where students are encouraged to move only certain parts of their body like the lower half or spine. “I let them do it in a very free way and I just tell them the patterns,” she said, adding the exercise is illuminating on the strengths and weakness of students. “Unlike typical dance studios where the teacher is giving all the moves and saying, ‘Look like me’ there’s a lot of time given in class where students create their own choreography.” The show begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12. Tickets can be purchased at The Stick in the Mud.

Loggers have good games against Meralomas Sharron Ho

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The Sooke Loggers defeated the Vancouver Meralomas 5-0 in their second fastball game on April 29. During game one, they tied the Meralo-

mas 2-2 after seven innings. Len Banner, field manager, said the Meralomas’ had the advantage of having Canadian National Team player, Derek Mayson, as a pitcher. “The first game they

had a national team pitcher in there, he kept us off balance for a while.” The Loggers were also without their starting short-stop, who was unable to participate due to illness. “We were a little bit

sloppy during the first couple innings, but after that we picked up and we played really well,” Banner said, adding the majority of errors were made in the third inning where the Meralomas scored both their runs.

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Things looked up for the Loggers in game two, where they won 5-0 in five innings, with Logger Scott Lieph throwing a two hitter for the win. “Nick Medwedrich lead the way with a home run and Ben Edg-

Congratulations to this week’s SEAPARC Star; the amazing, the magnificent Kigen Martin. He is 11 years old and is a Home Learner who is in grade 6. He says that his favourite subject is Science because he enjoys doing experiments. As far as sports go, Kigen likes soccer, and has his orange belt in Judo which he has been studying for 3 years now. He has many interests, but Kigen has a true passion for prestidigitation. His parents say that his interest in magic has been apparent since he was very young, although he has only been actively practicing for a few months. He says that he has learned around 50 tricks and would say that he has mastered half of them. He is proud of how far he has come with his magic in such a short time and that he loves to mystify people and see their reactions. He has a few upcoming performances to do and is anxiously preparing for them. Some of his other interests include reading, baseball and making things. He made a jewellery box with his Grandpa and has also made a go-cart. Kigen enjoys family camp outs and especially likes the late night camp fires. He is excited about going on a trip to Seattle with his Mom and his sister this June. He plays trumpet in a band and says that he particularly likes jazz music. His favourite fictional character is Hercule Poirot. Kigen tells us that he will be a Professional Magician when he grows up and that there is a possibility that he might pursue a career as a detective as well. We’d like to thank you for coming in to talk to us Kigen, congratulations on being nominated as our SEAPARC Star of the Week, you deserve the recognition!

ington had a two run, scoring triple,” Banner said via email. The Loggers will be in Kelowna on the May long weekend to play in the International Softball Congress World Tournament qualifier for West Coast teams.

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It’s with great pride that I report on Village Food Markets Sooke Seahawks pre-atom football. On a hot, dry Mother’s Day we faced Saanich Wolverine’s unbeaten this season. Five games, and outscoring their opposition by more than 170 points in those games. However this was not to happen today. Defence lead by #9 Spencer ‘Bone-crusher’ Logan, L.P.’Firecracker’ Gagnon, Jared ‘The Hawk’ Steele, Thomas Lowerison, fleet-footed

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Caleb Carrier getting ready to take down Saanich player with ball. Finn Rogers, Caleb Carrier, Luther White, Hunter Swift, Kaedan Rheault, and Jacob Barney combined for eight sacks, 25 tackles, four fumbles, three recov-

ered fumbles and a very concerned Saanich offense. Offense was led by Jared Steele, Thomas Lowerison, Spencer Logan and marvellous

Malik Youla with big blocks great runs and just missing a bulletlike pass that bounced off his helmet. O-line blocks again fueled by Tyson Robinson, Tye Linquist, Adam Hughes, and center Sian ‘Big Man’ Cyr and Mighty Mike Allman. As Coach Charlie from Saanich told me, “We were lucky today, you have great kids in Sooke and hard players.” With a few questionable calls we lost 12-0. Next game against Westshore on June 3rd.

I’m so proud of our boys. by Andy Carrier, coach

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The Sooke Minor Fastball Peewee “B” team won gold at this year’s Wally Butler Memorial Tournament on May 5-6 at Art Morris Park. Sooke’s Peewee “B” girls played against three teams during the preliminary Round Robin, and went into the gold match undefeated. Six other teams from around the Island participated in the “B” division of the tournament. Sandra Nelson, park president for Sooke Minor Fastball, said the Peewee “B” girls is a very strong team, along with the Bantam “B” girls. “We’re very hopeful that those particular “B” teams will advance

to provincials.” The Peewee “C” girls also competed in the tournament in the “C” division, playing against six other teams. The girls entered the final round for bronze, but did not come out with a medal, placing fourth out of six. “They put a great effort up and they were up against some pretty strong “C” teams,” Nelson said. The tournament is one of a three-part series, named after three men who founded Art Morris Park in 1946: Tony Sullivan, Wally Butler and Finn Kennedy. Bruce Butler, son of Wally Butler, was present during the May 6 award ceremony and presented the medals and standings. “We try to get the

Basketball playoff time Playoff games for the Sooke Basketball Club men’s league will begin today at 6:30 p.m. at Edward Milne Community School. The games will start off with Green against Red, followed by Blue against White at 7:30 p.m., and Yellow against Black at 8:30 p.m. The winner of the Green versus Red game will play the winner of the Blue versus White game on May 23 at 8:30 p.m. for the finals.

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families involved,” Nelson said. “It was a very successful weekend and the weather was great for us, which we were so pleased about.” The next tournament

Graduating May 22nd, 2012 from the University of British Columbia as Class Valedictorian.

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On April 19th 2012, Sooke Martial Arts Association put on a great in house tournament. It was a Proud night with 32 of our members ages 5-50+ competing, in 15 categories in both Kata and Kumite. Congratulations goes out to All our participating members. Job well Done. Sooke Martial Arts will be having an OPEN HOUSE June 11, 2012 for any one interested in viewing what we do at the community hall 6-8pm.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Happy winners of the 16th Annual Just For The Halibut Derby with a 144.5# catch. The big hali was caught off Discovery Island in Oak Bay Saturday morning. The derby was another success with the best weather in years. Sunny weather, flat seas and good currents made for the highest average weight-in total of 46 pounds and 108 fish were weighted-in with total weight of 4,647 pounds.

Wow, it’s the May long weekend already which usually means some quality chinooks should start showing up in local waters. Although we are restricted with the slot size in Sooke waters there are still lots of hatchery fish around to be had. From past experience, the early runs of chinooks have a large population of hatchery fish. We can thank our American friends from the south who do a great job of raising chinooks as well as clipping them. Also this weekend marks the unofficial opening of the Port Renfrew fishing season. Although some have been out there plying the waters most wait until now when the weather gets a little better. Crabbing, salmon and halibut fishing are the main high-

light as well as the fantastic scenery. On a sad note Sooke lost one of its old salts. Tom Moss passed away Friday after a long battle with lung and heart disease. Tom invented the Tomic Plug which he produced in Sooke at his shop on Richview Road on the Sooke Bluffs. His plugs were used up and down the coast by commercial trollers. For the last dozen years or so sports fisherman have been using Tomic Plugs out on the Swiftsure Bank with great success. Tom will be missed by all who knew or crossed paths with him. Until next time. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic Want to go fishing? Call 250-686-0738

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Thomas Lloyd Moss (Tommy Moss) August 10 1935 to May 11 2012 We are very sad to pass the news that Tom Moss (Tommy Moss) who was the inventor of the Tomic Plug passed away peacefully on May 11 after a long battle with Heart and Lung disease. He will be missed dearly by his family and everyone else he touched over the years. He was a man that never gave up, no matter how much pain he was in and did what ever he could to get up and take his dog to watch the sun come up every morning. Once the largest employer in Sooke, Tom was a legend and known to fishermen from all over the world, his knowledge of the fishing industry and dedication to make quality fishing tackle, made him to be a well known icon to many. His stories and honesty made him one of the last old timers on the coast who helped make salmon fishing what it is today. If you ever met Tom, you would always remember him. Survived by his 3 sons, Wayne, Randy and Mike, grandson Liam as well as his daughter in laws, Sarah and Reshie who both thought of Tom as their own Father. There will be no service, yet a gathering will be held sometime in July or August.

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An intimate evening with singer/songwriter Garnett Betts The Sooke Folk Music Society is back again this Saturday with another coffee house presentation. We are most pleased to be presenting Metchosin-based singer/songwriter Garnett Betts. Some of you may remember Garnett from last October’s Songwriter’s Circle with Rebecca Boux, Dave Gallant and Jennifer Louise Taylor. When you have no choice but to paint, you’re a painter. When you have no choice but to write songs, you’re a songwriter. Garnett Betts has been a singer/songwriter since his teenage years. Originally from Winnipeg, where he performed and was featured on CBC radio, he’s called Metchosin home for 16 years where he writes and records. Whether

ting to provide collaborating material for other artists to record, orr mperforme, ing live, oal the goal ays has always been the pursuit of ughtthe thoughtful song. Beauodies tiful melodies ought and thought g lyrics provoking ow easseem to flow h Betts. ily through He has a soothing voice and an engaging delivery. His songss tell stories thatt enthrall er. the listener. In addition to appearing at local folk clubs, or

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concerts, lat lately Betts has b been focu focused w on writing a and re c o rd ing new n m a t e rial. So Songs From T The Starline will be the ttitle of a new CD that will see complet completion this summ summer. It is a conc concept album, a and a collabo collaboration betwe between Garnett Be Betts and fellow so songw r i t e r, Richard Chur Church. The music centers arou around the regular attendees of a neighbourhood diner. Top-

ics in the project, as around the diner table, range from the personal to the global, and the music spans acoustic to electric. You can be sure that at least one of the songs from this project will make its way into the set list for the evening performance at the Sooke Folk Club. Please join us this Saturday, May 19 for an evening of entertaining and insightful music with this talented singer/songwriter. It happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage beginning at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

Everyone wins at the Harbourside Lions’ annual Duck Race

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Leisurely race

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Above, face painter Tamara Lewis holds up a mirror for lion-faced Arrow, 18 months, and his mother Genevieve White.

Above, Theresa Booth and her daughter Kira Lee hold up their third place prize cheque of $400. The lucky one of the day is Kira Lee, who will receive the money for her second birthday.

Above, about 2,000 ducks were launched above the Sooke Flats for the Annual Sooke Harbourside Lions’ Rubber Duck Race & Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Day. The Sooke River’s current was not very strong and a breeze blew in from the southeast. The flotilla of wide-eyed ducks sat. Despite the efforts of volunteers in kayaks, canoes, boats and on the shore, most ducks moved from the center of the river and made their way back to the starting beach. Some made it to the finish line - the winner, an upsidedown duck!


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Spring at its best The flowers are blooming and provide a burst of colour in Ed Macgregor Park, making it a pleasant place to take a stroll. Cindy Caspersen photos

Sooke Stomp Boogie this weekend A few hundred people who grew up in Sooke in the 1970s and 80s have re-connected through social media, and this weekend many of them will get together in person. It started with a Facebook group site, created by Silvia Duckworth (formerly Schroeder), who now lives in Nanaimo called “If you grew up in Sooke you’ll remember ….” The site has 451 members who have shared memories of the community, schools, and people of those times. Those memories included dances at Shirley Hall, the Shir-

ley Hill Boogies where Slingshot or Roxxlyde played, the Sooke Thunderbirds Juvenile hockey team of 1977 which packed the arena for every game, and how the word “shrub” was invented in Sooke. Soon people started suggesting a reunion thinking it would be fun to just get together, instead of waiting for a funeral or wedding. In the spirit of the former boogies of the past, the idea of a dance featuring Roxxlyde came up. Brian Stober first moved to Sooke in 1977 at the age of 19 to manage the Robinson’s Store and joined the

Juvenile hockey team. When the players aged out of minor hockey they formed a men’s rec team called Sooke Zoo and Stober organized a fundraising dance for the team with Roxxlyde in 1980. So naturally he stepped up and got things started. Doug Dunnett, who operates 4 More Tattoos on Station Road in Langford, also joined in. Together they checked with the band, decided on the May 19 date, and booked the Sooke Community Hall. Allan Ollette offered to cater. Names were suggested and the Sooke Stomp Boogie was born.

Tickets went on sale at the beginning of March and a couple of hundred sold in the first two weeks. Stober also sent out dozens of mail order tickets to out of towners coming back for the event. There are a few tickets left available for the general public at $12 each, and you can pick them up at Sooke River Hotel cold wine and beer store. The Sooke Stomp Boogie, featuring Roxxlyde, runs from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday May 19 at Sooke Community Hall. Dinner, for those who have booked, begins at 6:30.

Spring sing The Sooke Community Choir’s special guest soloist Taylor Caspersen (bottom left) belted out Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars and John Bidner (bottom right) sang a terrific rendition of Somebody to Love by Freddie Mercury, arranged by S. Wilson. Both soloists were accompanied by the choir at the sold out May 12 event.

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Dinner/theatre British to the core Sharron Ho

Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Harbour Players will be presenting Fawlty Towers 2, A very British comedy dinner theatre, on May 26 and 27 at the Sooke Legion. The onstage adaption of the 70s television show will feature two episodes called Waldorf Salad and A Touch of Class, divided into two different acts. According to directors Steve Anderson and Sam Pasta, the theatrical rendition will follow the original script to a tee, delivering audiences with a genuine Fawlty Towers experience. In addition to staying true to the series’ storyline, actors will shed their North American skin for a British demeanour and accent, where appropriate. The cast of hotel staff will be played by the same actors throughout the production, while actors portraying guests will change per

Sharron Ho photo

(Left to right) During rehearsals on May 10, Sarah Wilford, portraying Mrs. Hamilton, peers over at her exasperated onstage husband Graeme Morton, playing Mr. Hamilton, in a scene from Waldorf Salad, act one of the Fawlty Towers 2 production. John Bider, playing Basil Fawlty, attempts to placate his unhappy guests. act. All roles have been filled by Sooke Harbour Players, which is a combination of veteran and novice performers. The role of brash, unpleasant and frantic hotelier, Basil Fawlty, will be played by John Bider, whose eye-widening performance is sure to have audience members keeling over with laughter.

Inbothacts,Basilnavigates his way through the treacherous waters of customer service and hotel management. Basil hilariously flummoxes through each evening, attempting to satisfy demanding and eccentric guests. Basil’s bossy but competent wife, Sybil Fawlty, is played by Danielle Allen.

The cheeky server, Polly Sherman, will be played by Nicole Syrard and the confused, but well-meaning Bacelonian server, Manuel, will be portrayed by Doug Inkpen. The play will mainly take place in the restaurant dining area, kitchen and lobby of the Fawlty Towers hotel. The set is simple and modest, consisting of different dinner tables, a back kitchen prep area laden with food, and a tall wooden reception desk with an old fashioned rotary phone. The dinner theatre will take place on May 26 and 27 at the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and curtains open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes the dinner and show, and are available at: Shoppers Drug Mart, People’s Drug Mart, The Stick in the Mud Coffee House and Bill’s Food and Feed.

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BOB SALTER 1933-2003 In loving memory. Never more than a thought away, Quietly remembered day by day, No need for words except to say, still loved, still missed, each passing day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forever in our Heartsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soar with the eagles and swim with the ďŹ shâ&#x20AC;? Sadly missed and dearly loved by wife June, daughters Carol, Susie and Pam and son Rob, and families

TIRED OF The same old Hollywood Schlock? Rent Awareness Film Night documentaries at Sooke Video To Go. 6660 Sooke Rd. 10-10 daily. FilmList:awarenessďŹ lmnight.ca

INFORMATION

I WRONGLY sold a large clock, Friday night April 27 prior to the Dean Park Garage Sale North Saanich, to a man driving a white truck and I believe from Sooke. Sir if you see this ad please call me (250)413-7565, clock doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong to me.

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BINGO Bonanzas, Bonanzas, Cracker Cracker Jack, Jack, Regular games Regular games Every Tuesday & Every Tuesday & Thursday Thursday 12:45 - 3:00 p.m. 12:45 - 3:00 pm NEW LOCATION SENIORS Drop-In Centre DROP-IN across fromCENTRE Petrocan Firemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on SookeLounge Rd in Sooke Municipal Hall downtown Sooke

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HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661. SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215. SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, Box 109, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E5. Alma Anslow 250-642-2184.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certiďŹ cate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds 250.388.3535

SOOKE RESIDENTS in Need Society(Crisis Centre) A.G.M., May 28, 11:30 am at Seniors Centre in the Fire Hall

SOOKE SENIOR ACTIVITY SOCIETY Chemainus Theatre Sun. July 15 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joseph and the Many Coloured Dream coatâ&#x20AC;? Theatre and lunch, $55 Bus, $15

June 250-642-1521 SOOKE SENIOR ACTIVITY SOC. SIDNEY

Wed. May 30th, $12.00

Hall 9:30am

Tel: June 250-642-1521 SOOKE SOCCER CLUB AGM May 22,2012, 7pm @ Clubhouse. Positions Open: President, Secretary, Registrar TIRED OF The same old Hollywood Schlock? Rent Awareness Film Night documentaries at Sooke Video To Go. 6660 Sooke Rd. 10-10 daily. FilmList:awarenessďŹ lmnight.ca

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780723-5051.

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Spring Special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

LEE MCKAY Lee McKay (Elizabeth Louise) of Sooke, British Columbia passed away at Victoria Hospice on April 30, 2012. Lee was born to Lucie and John Leslie on July 19, 1939 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Cherished wife of 52 years to Ken McKay. Loving mother of Darren (Lori), Jeffery (Karen), Jonathan, Karmin (David Ell) (both deceased), Steven (Liz), Stuart, Darlene Durrad and Derek (Kate). Loving sister of Sonny, David, Jade Belyea (all deceased), Jean Porter and Dot Roberge. Doting Grandmother to Noel, Natasha, Shayne, Gary, Joseph, Ana, Morgan, Ethan, Tristan, Gillian, Ava and Michael. During her life she lived in many places across Canada but the country seaside was her true home. She was an avid reader of books and poetry. Her creative nature was expressed through arts and crafts, photography, drawing, painting and writing stories and poetry. She belonged to many community clubs and gave of her time generously. Many thanks to Dr. Saunders, the nursing and emergency staff at VGH, her home care nurse Michelle, Victoria Hospice and everyone involved in her care. A memorial service will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Ave. Colwood, on Friday, May 18, 2012, by Pastor Stephen Swift. Family visitation to start at 11:00 AM with public visitation to begin at 12:00 PM. Service at 1:00 PM with reception to follow. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers the family suggests donations be made to the Victoria Hospice, or, in keeping with Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giving nature, just go out and do a good deed.

Sands Funeral Chapel, Cremation and Reception Centre (Colwood) 317 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC V9B 2W4 Tel: (250) 478-3821 - Fax (250) 478-0344.

HELP WANTED 33 YEARS established Ford dealer on beautiful Sunshine Coast, looking for an experienced Automotive Salesperson with proven track record. Please send resume to scford@eastlink.ca 1-800-5384504.

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An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated ďŹ eld work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

HELP WANTED

The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: â&#x20AC;˘Boom man â&#x20AC;˘Heavy Duty Mechanics â&#x20AC;˘CertiďŹ ed Contract Coast Fallers; Fallers with Bullbucking/Chargehand experience an asset â&#x20AC;˘Grapple Yarder Operator â&#x20AC;˘Hooktender â&#x20AC;˘Chaser â&#x20AC;˘Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operator â&#x20AC;˘Log Loader-Dryland Sort Operator Fulltime with union rates/beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

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JASPER SUPER A is currently recruiting a candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive energetic attitude for the position of Full-time Permanent - Premium Clerk. The primary duties include scanning, ordering, receiving, merchandising, replenishing stock, inventory and facing shelves. Candidates require the skills and ability to maintain operational objectives in the Manager’s absence. Computer literacy is a must. Candidates must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. A grade 12 Diploma and a clean Security Clearance are also required. Jasper Super A offers competitive compensation, rental accommodations and health benefits package to eligible employees, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you believe that you are prepared for this challenging position and have an interest in working within a dynamic organization, please submit your resume, in confidence to: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-852-5491. Email: rick.lagace@tgp.ca We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http://troyer.ca/employmentopportunities

Line Cook Wanted Bring Resumes to

MOM’S CAFE 2036 Shields Road

250-642-3314

POINT NO POINT RESORT REQUIRES WAIT STAFF AND HOUSEKEEPING STAFF

WANT TO see Scenic BC? Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

TRADES, TECHNICAL

THE SOOKE NEWS MIRROR cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunity.

TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or whrepair@telus.net

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

250-646-2020

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CARPENTRY

PAINTING

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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Master carpenter Renos, decks, kitchen/bath cabs, finishing (250) 642-1221/(250) 896-1221 pauldirk@shaw.ca

COMPUTER SERVICES

Oak Bay News The Oak Bay News, has an immediate opening for a full-time news journalist. Oak Bay is located minutes away from Victoria, B.C. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide news stories, photos and video for our award-winning, twice weekly newspaper and website. Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous newspaper reporting experience is an asset. The candidate is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important, as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media (Facebook, Twitter) would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by May 18, 2012 to: Laura Lavin Editor, Oak Bay News Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: llavin@vicnews.com Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HOMES WANTED

Reliable/References

250-812-8781

INTERIOR, EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email: careers@garweld.com

HOME CARE/SUPPORT “YOU’RE THE BOSS” Home Care Services We provide Services tailored to the specific needs and interests of our clients. We Offer: * Caring companionship * Fun outings and community experience * Delicious and Healthy meal preparation * Drive to and from appointments, physical activities * Grocery shopping and errands * Housekeeping We want to help you remain at home as independently as possible.

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CONTRACTORS

250-646-2516

BRANTWOOD PACIFIC Exteriors Gutter, Siding, Soffit, Complete Building Envelope. Free Estimates Call Darren @ 250-580-9333 or Brantwood Construction.com

PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

DRYWALL

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

WELDING

WELDING

RENTALS

250-642-0666

INSURANCE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ED’S HAULING

Cheap disposal of furniture, appliances, junk and what have you? U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

Ed & Faye 250-642-2398

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ESTHETIC SERVICES

CARRIE’S Gel Nails “BOOK NOW”

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FINANCIAL SERVICES DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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RV SITES AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! www.avorado.com Call 250-228-3586.

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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PLASTERING

WE BUY HOUSES

FREE BROCHURE- Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647 www.kingsrda.ca

For more information contact Sue or Melissa

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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Interior/Exterior

SOOKE: Ocean front complex upper floor condo. This unit 1 bdrm + den has been completely renovated. Full privacy. Perfect investment at low price $157,888. Must see. contact # 250-216-1729 or e-mail at mst.g@hotmail.com.

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

FUEL/FIREWOOD #1 CLEAN, DRY FIR

$180/cord, split & delivered.

250-642-4230

APARTMENT/CONDO 1993 Kaltasin Road. $775 Seniorfriendly apartment. Grade level entry, tub grab bars, lever handles, slide-out shelves. New flooring and paint. South facing patio with planter. Hot water included. Coin laundry. Close to schools, bus and beach. Call Wendy at 250-3601385 to view during the day or John at 778-425-2201 to view evenings.

$895 2 br suite w/d f/s walking distance to Whiffin Spit beach heat/hydro included. Two suites available for June 1/12. On bus route to Victoria and beautiful views of ocean. Please call 250-888-4807.

FIREWOOD $200 per cordSeasoned Fir ready to burn plus delivery or stacking. Yard and Lawn mowing. Call Mike at 250-818-2984 or 250-6426647. benmikehailey@gmail.com

GRANT MANOR, APARMENTS 6921 Grant Rd. Sooke

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

250-642-1900

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Bachelor and 1 bdrm. apts. Some newly renovated For further information and to view call

SOOKE- 2 bdrm condo, fully furnished or not, 5 appls, huge patio, $1,050/mo. Steps to beach. Call 1-780-459-4999.

COTTAGES 1 BR COTTAGE, private 1/4 acre, n/s, pets negotiable, no partiers, refs req’d, $850/m plus utils. 250-642-2015 CABIN, 1br, furnished,forested setting, n/p $725+. 250642-2527

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES SOOKE & FAX COPY CENTRE Sooke’s Full service Copy Center!

Same day service!* *most jobs 1-6649 Sooke Road (across from Evergreen Mall) Tel:250-642-3231 Fax: 250-642-7155 www.sookecopycentre.com Email:sookecopycentre@shaw.ca

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SOOKE IRRIGATION SERVICES Sprinkler Installations, Repairs Renovations Maintenance Call Ben 250-818-7279 sookeirrigation@gmail.com

Garage Sales

MOVING & STORAGE MALTA MOVING. Serving Vancouver Island, surrounding islands and the Mainland. BBB Member. (250)388-0278. SOOKE MOVING AND STORAGE Heated indoor storage, self contained, various sizes, 24 hr. security. outdoor storage available. Public access 9-5pm. Mon.- Sat. 2018 Idlemore Rd. 250- 642-6577 www.sookemovingandstorage.com

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1600 HARMONYS Place. Tools, Books, Assort Household items. May 19, 9-4pm, May 20, 10-3pm

MOVING SALE: Sun., May 20 10-1pm. 8177 West Coast Rod. + Multi Home Yard Sale


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 RENTALS

HOMES FOR RENT

TOWNHOUSES

1924 MAPLE Ave, 3 BDRM, 2.5 bath, 5 stnls stl appl, garage, hrdwd flrs, water view, N/S, small pets ok. $1550/month + utilities. June 1st. cell 604-313-3064 or steve@zyx.com

SOOKE- Best unit in the complex, overlooking green space in the rear, additional fenced in side yard ideal for pets or kids. Near new gently lived in 3 bdrm, 3 bath townhouse in super convenient area in Sooke. Quiet end unit, 2 car garage along bus route. N/S. Looking for long term reliable tenant(s). $1350. 250-478-9843. richele@jeffshorter.com

3 BDRM, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appl. Mountain/water view. Large yard, N/S, no pets. Quiet couple referred. $1275/month + utilities. April 1st. 403-7208609 or 250-642-4381 800 sq, 1 Brm Custom Built Vacation Home. Avail May 15. Perfect for in-between homes, $1200/mo everything included & fully furnished. 250-6427995 day, 250-642-5078pm www.vacationrentalssookebc.com

FRANCES Gardens Co-op $2,500 share purchase min income req’d $3,500 gross/ month. 3 br, 2 flrs, 2,200 sqft. dplx. Family & pet friendly $1,045. June 1st. 250-6424242 SOOKE- 3 Bdrm Rancher, newly insulated, wood burning stove, big yard, garden, pets welcome, new flooring. $1200+ utils. Refs req’d. 250999-7290. Pictures at: www.mysookehome.com mysookehome@gmail.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COLWOOD, UNFURN’D room available, incls all utils, $450. (Avail immed). 250-858-6930. TOWN CENTRE, large, furnished room, T.V., cable, internet, $450 utilities included per month. 778-425-2459

SUITES, LOWER DEP BAY: 2 B/R, near ferry & bus, lge yard, pkng, $995 inc. utils & laundry 250-244-3509. EAST SOOKE Waterfront bright large one bedroom. Heat, lights, laundry. $900/mo. Avail June 1st. 250-642-0259 LARGE 2 BR Basement suite. Close to Sooke Core. $800/mo plus utilities. 778-425-1211 SUITE LIFE IN SOOKE 2 bedroom suite for rent in a fabulous residential area in Sooke. Large windows, above ground, nice and bright! Near shops, bus stops, Seaparc, wonderful place for walking, great family neighborhood. Fridge/stove/dishwasher/microwave and washer/dryer and utilities included. This wonderful suite is available June 1st so hurry as it will go fast. Kim: 250-516-0285

SUITES, UPPER 3 BR 2 bath upper level, water view, $1200/m +utils, separate hydro meter, propane furnace, parking for 2 cars, avail. June 1. esfritz@shaw.ca or 250478-6272 SOOKE: 1-BDRM $625. Avail June 1st. Pets considered. (778)433-1618.

TOWNHOUSES 2007 SOOKE TOWNHOME. 2000 sq ft. with dble (tandem) garage. First floor has entry way, den / office / 4th bdrm & bath w/ separate access. 2nd floor offers a large family room, dinning room, kitchen, 1/2 bath. Third floor- 3 beds up with en suite and 4 pc bath. SS appl’s, central Vac & stackable W/D. Laminate & tile flooring. Near family park, beach, local pub / beer & wine Pets considered. $1600./mo. (250)514-4649.

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