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JdF residents fill out survey Comments sought on new building Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Brooke Fader photos

Ragley Farm celebrated 100 years in East Sooke.

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The idea of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area owning its own building first surfaced in mid-June, but at the time it was just an idea proposed by regional director Mike Hicks. The case in point is the rent the JdFEA is paying for the use of the office space in the building on West Coast Road. Hicks thinks it would be more cost effective to own their own building. He presented the proposal for a 4,000 sq. foot building to senior CRD staff. The building would be located along Otter Point Road at the entrance to William Simmons on two lots. “The total cost of land and building is estimated to be 1.3 million dollars which would, in my opinion, result in short term savings in relation to rent and a tremendous long term investment for the residents of both Otter Point and the Juan de Fuca. Our payment would be less than our rent and we would be leaving the next generation a debt free facility,” stated Hicks in the OPSRRA newsletter. With that in mind, the Otter Point and Shirley Resident Ratepayer’s Association (OPSRRA), is conducting a survey to hear from

the residents of the unincorporated area west of Sooke. The building currently being used on West Coast has been sold. The JdFEA has been paying $117,000 rent per year plus utilities which amount to $17,000 for hydro. The lease expires on Dec. 31, 2013. The reasons for considering a new building include limitations in the present building which include not enough office space, a small meeting room, basement storage, two bathrooms and inadequate parking. The concept plan is available for viewing on the OPSRRA website, click on survey then click on Proposed Services Building Drawing. If a new building were built, the rent would initially be 60 per cent less, decreasing over the years to being rent free. The advantages, apart from lower rent, would meet and address all of the current limitations. The survey, which is on the OPSRRA website at: www.opsrra.ca and click on ‘survey.” “We are trying to make people aware and have the opportunity to make a comment,” said OPSSRA president Arnie Campbell. “We’re trying to make the community aware this is a pro-

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Up Sooke TAKE A HIKE JUAN DE FUCA Community Trails Hike to Grassy Lake on Saturday Sept. 1. Meet at the Charters River bridge @ 9 a.m. for a nine-kilometer round trip; a full day hike. BRING A LUNCH, snack and dress for the weather. There may be the possibility of a swim. FOR MORE INFORMATION email Sid Jorna at sid2767@shaw. ca or phone 250642- 2767. www. jdfcommunitytrails.ca

SING ALONG WITH OTHERS EKOOS CHOIR BEGINS rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, and especially welcomes new male voices! FOR MORE INFO please visit: members. shaw.ca/ekooschoir/

DONATE BLOOD A BLOOD DONOR clinic will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CALL 1-888-2-DONATE OR 1-888-2366283 to book an appointment.

Thumbs Up! TO ALL THOSE who are getting their entries ready for the Sooke Fall Fair, on Sept. 8 and 9.

Brooke Fader photos

100 years at Ragley Farm Far left, Josie Hill (second from right) owner of the farm with two of her sisters, her mother, and Vivi, also of Ragley. Middle, Porchetta in the wood fired oven, and right, all volunteers were in period dress, taking photos of all the guests.

JdF building Cont’d from page 1 posal. We think it has merit and we are doing a community service by making sure the information is distributed.” The questions being asked are: • Should the cost of borrowing $1.3 million to build a JdFEA services building go to referendum? • Would you support the idea of owning a building if the cost was about the same as renting? • Is locating the building in the JDFEA an important consideration? • Do you support the idea of adding an 80-set meeting room to accommodate community meetings? He said that although their association is running the survey, anyone who goes to the survey will be anonymous. They will share the information they gather with director Mike Hicks. “Whether it is a go or a no go, we’ll know in the next few months,” said Campbell. Residents of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area are asked to complete the survey by the end of August.

Car crash victim recovering Man’s body found Child safe but mom seriously injured Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

A Sooke woman is in intensive care after she sustained severe injuries, including multiple broken bones, in a head-on car crash on Sooke Road near Kangaroo Road on Aug. 21. Paula Smith, 33, was heading east on Sooke Road, with her fourmonth-old daughter, Sophia, in the back seat, when a westbound vehicle suddenly veered into her lane. According to West Shore RCMP, the driver of the astray vehicle, a man in his 80s, may have drove into the oncoming lane due to a medical condition that caused him to black out. The collision left both cars severely damaged, and closed Sooke Road for several hours. Paula was taken to Victoria General Hospital via ambulance with broken legs, multiple fractures in her left knee, broken heel and ankle, collapsed lung, bruised

heart, cracked ribs and broken collar bone. She also received 10 stitches on her head and face. Sophia, who was buckled into a car seat, left the scene with just bruises. Her husband, Alexander Smith, was waiting at the hospital before ambulances arrived. “It’s been a very difficult experience to say the least,” said Alexander in a phone interview. “I want her to get through this initial stage so she can begin the recovery process,” he said. “I will make sure that everything is being done, that she is looked

after in every way.” Despite her injuries, Alexander said his wife is pushing through. “She’s doing well in the circumstances, it’s going to be a challenging road ahead,” he said, adding her injuries will entail a yearlong recovery period. In light of the accident, Alexander hopes people will pay better attention when driving along Sooke Road, which is “narrow and winding.” “If you get complacent behind the wheel and you’re not thinking about what’s happening, the world can change in an instant.”

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The body of a Victoria man who had been missing since late April was discovered in East Sooke Park on Aug. 18. According to the BC Coroners Service, the body of 32-year-old Daniel Gandza was discovered by a hiker who had lost his way in the park. Matt Brown, regional coroner, could not state the exact location, but said it was off the beaten trail. He said the terrain made it difficult for the Sooke RCMP, Coroners Service and other agencies to recover the body.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Local teen aids Tanzanian orphans Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

A Sooke teen is hoping to gather support for an orphanage in Tanzania, after working with the children and resident volunteers for five weeks. Alex Doucette, 18, worked as a volunteer at Naserian Orphanages and Schools, teaching subjects like art and science to a classroom of about 40 kids. The school itself had about 100 students, while the orphanage was home to 13 children. After an hour of class each day, Doucette spent time with the children, aged between three and 18, playing

games like tag and reading books in the yard of the nondescript, cinderblock orphanage. He said it was

“rewarding” to see the children express wonderment when introduced to activities and games that are commonplace in Canada. “When you’d show

them something new like hide-and-seek -- they had never heard of that -- so you showed it to them and their eyes would just light up,” he said.

“They never celebrate their birthdays, so one was Amos, he was turning 18. He had never gotten a present for his birthday or celebrated, so they’d given him pres-

ents and it was like Christmas for them.” Working with the children, who possess very little, but continue to work hard and remain spirited, left Doucette feeling grateful for the privileges back home. “You’ll hear people complaining about how they can’t get to work on time… just silly things like that and really, it can’t ever compare to what they’ve been through.” Although Doucette just returned from Tanzania mid-June, he has his sight’s set on trotting around the globe in a volunteer capacity. “If I would ever travel to a Third World country again, which I hope

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I do, I would definitely go back as a volunteer again,” Doucette said. “I want to see the whole world.” Doucette will speak about the orphanage and his experience in Tanzania at Serious Coffee, 6661 Sooke Rd., from 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 30. He hopes to shine light on how people can help the children and orphanage, which is currently in need of items like food, medication and wages for teachers. To learn more about the the Naserian Orphanages and Schools, check out this blog penned by a volunteer at: http://bit.ly/PM9urP

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The Sooke Region Food Community Health Initiative (CHI) is in need of more volunteers for it’s annual Fruit Tree Project. The project, which provides a fruit tree picking service to the community, is looking for more volunteers to help in any capacity they can. “If somebody doesn’t have the ability to be physically involved, there are other things they can do,” said Erika Rolston, project co-ordinator. “There’s lots of ways people

can get involved, they just have to give us a call and we’ll find out how to work with them.” She provided the example of one volunteer who loaned a Suburban truck to transport equipment and ladders to job sites. “There’s all different ways you can contribute, and we’re really good at finding the right fit.” About 20 volunteers have already begun to glean fruit off trees in the community, harvesting a cumulative amount of about 550 pounds from just two harvests two weeks ago.

Currently, volunteers are going out to properties, occupied and unoccupied, on Wednesdays and Sundays to remove ripe fruit. Hours vary depending on the size of the tree and amount of fruit. Fruit removed from the trees will be divided between the property owner and volunteers. Remaining fruit will be donated to community groups like the Sooke Food Bank, senior’s housing, church meal programs, and transition house program. “Our concern from Food CHI, our main priority, is

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED PUT ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SHIRLEY DAY CELEBRATION: Ron Ramsey & Melody Kimmel, Jean Conway, Rick, Nicole, Richie & Adala Gardner, Harold & Christien Shipton, John “JT” Thomas, Donovan Ray, Shirley Fire Chief, Sarah & Thom Tidwell, our facepainters, Lily & Georgia, Ian & Jane Blaney, Adina, Mary-Claire, DJ Ken “Hurricane” Himes, Tugwell Creek Meadery, Sheringham Lighthouse Preservation Society

to ensure food’s not going to waste,” Rolston said. According to Rolston, the project is also supported by the local Bear Aware program to help reduce the incidence of human and bear interactions. “If a bear gets used to getting fruit... it will always come back to the region,” Rolston said. “(The project) is in the bear’s best interest and in the people’s best interest.” Volunteers will be harvesting fruit until October. To participate in the 2012 Fruit Tree Project, contact Food CHI at info@sookefoodchi.ca

Mary & Fern Dunn, Fiona & Guy McDannold, Marnie Swaile, Margaret Johnson, Marty & Ava Gilbertson, James Powell, Chuck & Colleen Minten, Rosanne & Don Day, Linda & Myron Teneycke, Rowan Buelow, Sooke District Lions Lioness, Richard Gardner Sr., Lighthouse Brewery, Shirley Volunteer Fire Department, Dwight International School

Sonja de Wit, Rose Alexander, Fiona Millard & Gwen Isaacs for the classical quartet, Route 66 Band & Diamond Eagle for great music during the Salmon BBQ to all the participants in the pie & watermelon eating contests, a special thank-you to the families of Lorna Ross, Charles Cross, & Jean Whiffin for all the donations to the Blind Auction, and to the people who supported the auction, and to anyone we’ve forgotten...

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WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL!!

And the winner is... Roy Coles, sits on the 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he won in the recent fire department raffle. With Coles, from left to right, is Steve Drane of Steve Drane Harley-Davidson and Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen and Langford Deputy Chief Kerry Zado. The two fire departments got together for the raffle and raised $30,000 for Muscular Dystropy Canada.

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Volunteers to pick a peck of fruit for community Sharron Ho

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Congratulations on the 75th anniversary of Shirley Hall, the 25th anniversary of the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department, and the 100th anniversary of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse. A great time was had by all! See you next year – Sunday August 18th, 2013!

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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with news reporter Kyle Slavin on the 18-member tour team as a media rider. To follow Kyle Slavin’s Twitter updates from the final weeks of training and throughout the ride, follow @TDRKyle. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Sunday, Sept. 23 and ends Friday, Oct. 5 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs.

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elping others and giving back to the community is second nature to Kathryn Goodyear. The 50-year-old West Shore resident, and former member of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP detachment, was a police officer for more than 30 years. After spending most of her career in Alberta, including two years in Nunavut, Goodyear retired from the RCMP in June 2011. However, she continues to work as a reserve police officer at Victoria International Airport. “I still wanted to be able to give back to the community,” she said. Her willingness to help others is why Goodyear is riding the length of Vancouver Island, raising funds for pediatric cancer research as she represents the local RCMP detachment in this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. “That’s basically what policing is, working with and working for the community.” While Goodyear has not personally been affected by cancer, a close friend dealt with the disease. In 2005, her friend’s son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer that causes the bone marrow to produce excess white blood cells. A year after recovering, in 2008, the young boy relapsed and required a bone marrow transplant. The boy’s brother stepped up. Today, the

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Kathryn Goodyear stands with her cardboard cutouts at Victoria International Airport. Members of the public can visit the display, learn more about Goodyear, the Tour de Rock – and donate. young man has been cancer-free for seven years. Seeing the support available to her friend, who was a single mother, inspired Goodyear. “The fight itself with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about your employment and your mortgage and all the other stuff that goes with it,” she said. The Tour would be nothing without the support of the Island communities making an effort to raise funds for kids with cancer, she added. “Everybody buys into the fact that these kids need this help.” Goodyear recalls a trip to Camp

Goodtimes with her Tour team in mid-July. The only thing different about the summer camp for kids who have or had cancer is that there’s an oncologist on site, she said. “The kids were laughing and screaming,” she said. “If this money can put that kind of smile on their face, and (allow them to) forget about (their cancer) …” Goodyear paused, unable to find the words to continue. Gearing up for the Tour de Rock, which starts Sept. 23 in Port Alice, Goodyear said she looks forward to getting caught up in the spirit of fundraising and supporting the families she meets along the ride.

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own vehicle wasn’t adequate, as he needed to transport his sow pig in to Metchosin for a rendezvous with a boar at another farm that had a large pig herd. So he brought the truck from Larry’s Saseenos home out to Otter Point and bright and early next morning, loaded in the big heavy sow. Detouring to Metchosin on his way to work at the shipyard, Lou watched the pig happily join the herd. Returning in the evening, he loaded the pig back into the panel truck, got back

onto the Sooke Road and headed west. The pig stood in the panel truck,contentedly watching over Lou’s shoulder as they made their way home, the route passing through Dewdney Flats, where the market garden fields stood ripe with cabbages. Suddenly, traffic on the long straight road ahead forced Lou to brake sharply, and the big sow lurched forward, landing on top of Lou, who was flattened. The sow’s forelegs rammed through the steering wheel, while the

panel truck careened forward and Lou was pushed aside. Imagine the shock of oncoming drivers who found themselves trying to avoid a vehicle charging wildly towards them with a pig at the wheel! While Lou suffered bruises and Larry’s panel suffered as well, the pig ended up happy enough, for when the truck overturned, she gorged herself munching on cabbages. Post script: While we have to apologize that the pig shown is not Lou’s, it is indeed a legitimate Otter Point

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8 • EDITORIAL

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EDITORIAL

Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Sharron Ho Reporter

The Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 112-6660 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A5 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

OUR VIEW

One day, three photographers One thing is for certain, nothing much happens in Sooke after about 9 p.m. on a weekday. If you think vandals are skulking about or nefarious actions are afoot, you are dead wrong. It’s quiet in the downtown core. Really quiet. Weekend nights might be a bit different, but not by much. We know this because on Aug. 16 and 17, three photographers hit the streets to document a day in the life of Sooke. From 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday, the cameras were out and photos where taken of We hope you normal events and people Sooke. With only three enjoy being in photographers it was not possible to completely a voyeur... capture everything everywhere, but we managed to get a sampling of what was going on during those hours. What was interesting was that there are people working at 3 a.m. and there are early risers who start their day at 6 a.m. Sharron Ho and Pirjo Raits from the paper took the difficult late night shifts, while local photographer Jack Most helped with some of the daytime goings on. We hope to repeat the process again next year, and we will have a little more help and hope to cover more ground extending from East Sooke to Port Renfrew. For a first effort, we are pretty pleased with the cooperation we received from those we photographed. We hope you will enjoy being a bit of a voyeur with our Day in the Life of Sooke.

How to reach us: General: Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Publisher: Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.com Office Manager: Harla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.com Editor: Pirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.com Reporter: Sharron Ho news@sookenewsmirror.com Advertising: Rod Sluggett, Joan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.com Circulation: Joan Gamache circulation@sookenewsmirror.com Production Manager: Steve Arnett production@sookenewsmirror.com Creative Services: Frank Kaufman creative@sookenewsmirror.com Classifieds: Harla Eve, office@sookenewsmirror.com Vicky Sluggett

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ANOTHER VIEW

Studying projects to death B.C.Views NDP leader Adrian Dix has announced that one of his first acts as premier would be to withdraw B.C. from the joint review of the Enbridge pipeline proposal from Alberta to Kitimat. The two-year federal-led review will be mostly done by next May, but Dix proposes to start a new provincial assessment to examine at the B.C. portion. He doesn’t know how much it would cost, and under questioning he all but admitted the intention is to study the pipeline to death. Fresh from a summer tour of the pipeline route to reaffirm solidarity with its opponents, Dix is hardly in a position to consider anything but maximum resistance. As Premier Christy Clark did in her showdown with Alberta over benefits, Dix hinted that provincial permits for river and wildlife crossings would be made as expensive as possible, if not refused. The same fate awaits the Kinder Morgan plan to twin the existing Trans-Mountain oil pipeline to Burnaby. Dix left the impression that he would undo the years of work that have gone into bringing some rational sense to environmental approvals that can be, and have been, dragged out for years. The B.C. hearings would provide another platform for opponents, and more complaints to justify refusal at the provincial level, to go along with court cases and direct-action protests.

Speaking of which, the frontal assault by agitators at the federal Enbridge hearings has mostly petered out. After 4,000-odd people were signed up to speak, most didn’t bother, and some hearings were cancelled. Apparently slacktivists such as “Jonathan L. Seagull” and “Cave Man” didn’t make it out of their Vancouver basement suites to tell the panel oil is bad. Professional environmentalists are now wringing their hands over Ottawa’s decision to leave smallerscale reviews to the province. This means, for example, that there won’t be a duplicate federal review of the urgently needed refit of the John Hart Dam on the Campbell River. One reader suggested that environmental pioneer Roderick Haig-Brown is still spinning in his grave over the damming of this legendary salmon river. Perhaps, but that was in 1947. Does it make sense today to lard pointless bureaucracy onto a reconstruction that replaces wooden pipes and provides earthquake protection, without expanding river impact? NDP environment critic Rob Fleming hammered away at the B.C. Liberals about this in the spring, reminding them that Auditor General John Doyle had exposed a lack of resources in the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, even before Ottawa’s changes. Fleming makes it sound like a huge new burden has been dumped on B.C. False. Provincial assessment already must be done with the par-

ticipation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, the provincial ministries of natural resources and energy and mines, and of course aboriginal communities. This is why it’s so long and expensive. And don’t be fooled into believing that a federal review would go out and count the tadpoles and caribou again. It’s only the desk jobs that have proliferated. There weren’t just two levels of duplicate review, but three. Earlier in their mandate, the B.C. Liberals exempted major projects such as mines and energy generation from local government control, citing the “provincial interest” similar to the federal authority over projects that cross provincial borders. I agree with the NDP that B.C. environmental assessment needs more resources, in particular to do the follow-up on approved projects, as called for by the auditor general. Forest management needs more money too. All the more reason not to waste resources on political gestures. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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We asked: Do you think people shouldi be re-tested for their driver’s licence at a certain age?

LETTERS • 9

Streeter 1 -- Alex Mcdonald, Ontario If people haven’t got the sense to quit driving when they know they can’t handle a vehicle, I’d say, ‘Yes, give them a test.’” Streeter 2 -- Donna Cavanagh, Sooke Yes, I work in emergency and I see a lot of old people that shouldn’t be driving.

Streeter 3 -- Laura Friestadt, Sooke Yes. I would say because health complications like an eye sight problem or heart condition. If people haven’t got the sense to quit driving when they know they can’t handle a vehicle, I’d say, ‘Yes, give them a test.’

Yes, I work in emergency and I see a lot of old people who shouldn’t be driving.

Alex Mcdonald Ontario

Donna Cavanagh Sooke

Car wash is a recipe for disaster Dear Mayor Milne and council, Putting a car wash in the lane behind Village Foods is a recipe for disaster. The department of highways has said the proposal to put a car wash in the land behind Village Foods will have no impact on traffic patterns in the area. However, this ruling is a little more than a rubber stamp. The bureaucrats at highways are only concerned with the main road, and have likely gathered little information on the unsafe traffic patterns behind Village Foods. Have they ever tried to drive or walk in the lane when there are transport trucks vying for a spot at the loading dock? Have they seen the frustrated motorists attempting to avoid the left turn they would otherwise have to take to go west of Sooke? Without the car wash, JCB Holdings, which owns Village Foods, has plenty of room to solve the traffic problems that exists and make the property safe for those attempting to walk in the area. With a car wash, the problems will be compounded. I hope you have the wisdom to turn down this proposal. I have seen on a number of times up to five trucks, engines running, parked in the fire lane and garbage trucks trying to dump

Yes. I would say because of health complications like an eye sight problem or heart condition.

Yes, because I feel that some people, as they get older, their ability and capacity to cope with road conditions changes, and their reaction times slow down

Laura Friestadt Sooke

LETTERS garbage, with cars coming out of McDonalds. Ray Cray Shirley

West Coast Road is the wrong road There are many inconvenient truths not yet addressed about the Subaru Sooke Triathlon. First, any publicity generated by the race automatically implies that West Coast Road is a great venue for bicycling. But even the race organizers admit that West Coast Road is too dangerous to use, even for practice. In fact, one reason they cited (at a meeting with Shirley residents) for the road closure is that it is too narrow (lacking paved shoulders) to even run the bicycle race safely unless the entire two lanes are provided for the cyclists. You can bet the national TV coverage won’t be telling viewers that this is a dangerous destination for bicycles. They will not be waxing eloquently about the fun of avoiding logging and doublelong gravel trucks, and other traffic while dodging the numerous potholes dotting the road. Second, the residents of Otter Point and Shirley choose to live in our communities because of the quiet. We don’t necessar-

ily crave the publicity and potential notoriety that a triathlon could bring to the area. We are not anti-tourism, but our little communities are not designed to garner much, if any, benefit from publicity generated. Nor do we necessarily wish to. Third, the organizers envision the triathlon evolving into a huge event, with people lining the road to watch. This is West Coast Road -- with no gas stations, no public toilets, and no off-road parking outside of two provincial parks (whose parking is unavailable until 8 a.m). In short, West Coast Road, beyond the municipality of Sooke, is not the appropriate venue for the Sooke triathlon. Until alternate roads are available for egress, the potential for problems and the dangers generated by the closure of West Coast Road should preclude all consideration of continuing the triathlon in the future. Diane Dieter Shirley

Contracts are not transparent “Something to hide?” Aug. 22, 2012 Sooke News Mirror. Dick Momsen is absolutely correct that big government protects all those at the

trough. That is why it is very important for municipalities to do regular evaluations of all senior staff and to have contracts that expire for renegotiation purposes. This was all talked about with the previous mayor but she would not listen to logic or common practice. We are all paying a price for her indiscretions and believe me ”there is more.” As for transparancy on contract issues, they are out of our hands and I am sorry for that. Herb Haldane Sooke

Legacy will live on and haunt Moonfist’s letter in the Sooke News Mirror of Aug. 22, had one lucid comment. When speaking of the legacy left by Janet Evans and Evan Parliament, he expressed the hope that ‘it is strong enough to withstand both the editor of the Sooke News Mirror and those that were elected.’ Rest assured, Moonfist, the legacy left by those two will live and haunt this community for decades to come. Their signatures enacting documents relating to the Prestige Hotel, will be a constant reminder of their place in the history of Sooke.

Streeter 4 -- Robin Bunniss, England Yes, because I feel that some people, as they get older, their ability and capacity to cope with road conditions changes, and their reaction times slow down.

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With Prestige paying taxes for municipal purposes at $66,000 plus or minus, annually, it will take Sooke taxpayers close to 20 yrs. to recoup the $1,500,000 Janet Evans and Evan Parliament donated to the Prestige group on our behalf. Add to this the $660,000 in Development Cost Charges that were never paid, thanks to yet another endorsed document; and the $800,000 spent on property for the boat launch, which another pair of signatures placed under a blanket easement in favour of Prestige, to make us ‘invitees’ on that land, and now we can remember them for close to $3,000,000 lost to us by the stroke of two pens. We will never recoup the legacy of lost dollars left to us by the former mayor and CAO. While Moonfist wanders through his philosophical world, scolding those who do not share his approach to issues, I give thanks every day for those who are prepared to take a stand like the editor of the Sooke News Mirror;

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Cont’d from page 9 those who in elected office try to deal fairly with issues in protecting our community; and ordinary folks who get involved and make their opinions known. The enemy is apathy. Gail Hall Sooke

Support for Black’s refinery idea Media mogul David Black has my full support for his proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery near Kitimat to process heavy oil from the Enbridge pipeline. I’ve had the same idea myself. Why should we let the Asian countries buy our Canadian crude oil and refine it for their markets when we could add value by refining it here in BC and shipping them the finished product? This is a strategy that would create local jobs for our own citizens and address the environmental concerns around oil tankers travelling in B.C.’s coastal waters. I know for a fact that Alberta wants to do this because I worked on a

LETTERS project in East Edmonton (a stone’s throw from the refineries in Fort Saskatchewan) that would have seen it become a reality. And as long as Enbridge meets the conditions and standards set out by the premier, moving heavy oil from Alberta through a pipeline would be a heck of a lot better than shipping it by rail or truck. That’s why B.C. should be working with Alberta on exactly the kind of joint interprovincial venture David Black is proposing, a venture that would bring valueadded tertiary oil refining to B.C. along with the heavy oil pipeline. Shipping gasoline, jet fuel and other refined oil products by tanker is just as practical as shipping crude oil and lot safer from an environmental standpoint. So let’s not waste this opportunity and the revenue and jobs it could bring to our province. There’s a lot we could do here in B.C. with a piece of the oil industry pie. Roop Virk Chilliwack

Internet privacy open to risk A number of privacy special interest groups, government officials, and members of the general public have raised concerns that our personally identifiable information is at risk. This concern is based on the nature of information and how it can be easily copied or replicated across the Internet. The sheer volumes of information being compiled at an ever dizzying rate at electronic storage gets cheaper, people store more information unnecessarily for longer periods of time. As information gets digitized it becomes more accessible and flows seemingly free unrestricted across the Internet. The adoption of new technol-

ogy, like smart phones and tablets, broadcasts our every move across the globe as we carry volumes of sensitive information with us. While we recognize these concerns and the related threats and vulnerabilities, they are not new. Information security professionals have been dealing with the handling of sensitive information for decades and as a result have developed standards to help organizations from national governments and large corporations, to smaller businesses. The TJX breach impacted Canadians who shopped at Home Sense and Winners using their credit cards and the Sony breach affected any parents who allowed their children to use their credit card over the Sony Play Station. • Choicepoint $15million in 2005, 163,000 citizens’ records breached • TJX $42,000,000.00 in 2006 45.6 million citi-

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zens’ records breached •Heartland $60 million in 2009, 130 million citizens’ credit and debit cards breached, 656 customer/corporations were affected. • Sony $177million. Mark Bernard Sooke

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Additional support services offering one-to-one appointments, free prenatal vitamins, food vouchers, and bus tickets. Ongoing registration. Please call Sooke Family Resource Society Member of BC Association 250-642-5152 of Pregnancy Outreach Programs Or visit 2145 Townsend Rd, Sooke This program is supported by United Way, Victoria Foundation and Success by Six

The Pastor's Pen Celtic ReÀections Arising from a European First Nation, early Celtic spirituality blossomed poetically from its rootedness in the belief that what is deepest in human beings is the image of God, and that attuning ourselves to nature’s dynamics reveals that image to our hearts. As an example, enter this morning prayer from Celtic Benediction*: .8 ACRE BUILDING LOT ON OTTER RIDGE OUTSTANDING VIEWS, GREAT VALUE! Beautiful West Coast .8 Acre Building Lot less than 10 mins from Sooke Center. Enjoy uplifting views of the Juan de Fuca Strait & Olympic Mountains from this south facing property. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in an upscale rural neighbourhood of new or nearly new homes. The driveway has been roughed in and services are at the lot line including piped water, hydro, phone, cable, & hi-speed internet. Outstanding Value, Call today! MLS # 310907 $149,900 www.outwestbc.com

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For the ¿rst showings of the morning light and the emerging outline of the day thanks be to you, O God. For earth’s colours drawn forth from the sun its brilliance piercing clouds of darkness and shimmering through leaves and Àowing waters, thanks be to you. Show to me this day amidst life’s dark streaks of wrong and suffering the light that endures in every person. Dispel the confusions that cling close to my soul that I may see with eyes washed by your grace that I may see myself and all people with eyes cleansed by the freshness of the new day’s light. *J. Philip Newell, Celtic Benediction (U.K., The Canterbury Press, 2000) p. 40r

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We Recycle on B.C. Day If your blue box collection day falls on B.C. Day, Monday, August 6, your curbside materials will be collected as usual. Please place your recyclables at the curb by 7:30 am in appropriate sized containers. For more information, please call the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030 or visit www.crd.bc.ca

HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES Sunday & Wednesday 10am Saturday 5pm Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy www.holytrinitysookebc.org

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Pastor Dwight Geiger Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.net

ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-2 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael Favero


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ANOTHER VIEW 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca

Toward a more stable Sooke economy The Sooke economy is like a ship on the open sea that has a leaky hull and is not carrying enough ballast. Much of the wealth generated by residents of this lovely community leaves through purchases made elsewhere. This leakage makes it difficult to sustain local businesses and generate new jobs. If more goods and services were produced and purchased locally, the resulting earnings would make our economy more stable and better able to withstand the shocks from regional and national downturns, and from decisions in far-off corporate boardrooms. Over the last 25 years, Sooke has shifted from a logging and fishing centre to a bedroom and retirement community, with a heavy reliance on seasonal tourism.

Over half of the adults (52 per cent) who live in Sooke work elsewhere, such as in Victoria and Esquimalt. If retired persons are excluded, perhaps two-thirds of the working age population are commuters. Sooke provides young people entering the labour force with few opportunities for well-paying jobs. The construction trades and tourism are two exceptions but these sectors are highly vulnerable to outside shocks, such as changesininterestrates, currency exchange rates and corporate investment strategies. Why do many residents and businesses in Sooke purchase most of their goods and services in other centres? There are different reasons for this decision: convenience for commuters; lower prices and greater choice in

Victoria and Langford; and a perception (often incorrect) that some goods and services are not available in Sooke. Leslie Campbell, editor of the Victoriabased Focus magazine, addresses this concern in the July/ August 2012 issue: “The money each of us spends at locally-owned businesses tends to stay here, circulating and making for a healthy and interesting place to live. Studies show local businesses are the best route to a stable employment scene, too. They add to our community’s resilience.” How can we make Sooke and the surrounding region into a place where people live, work and play? The first step is to take stock of our potential as a community to be more attractive and

competitive in providing the goods and services that are currently purchased elsewhere. A “buy local” campaign that offers incentives by Sooke businesses on a given day each month would help. A more ambitious approach, which has proved successful in Chemainus and on Saltspring Island, is to introduce a local currency. The Chemainus dollar, introduced in 2010, is pegged to the Canadian dollar and sold through the Coastal Community Credit Union. Participating businesses display the “Merchants CH$ Supporters” decal in their windows. The $200,000 in Chemainus dollars which have been put into circulation so far are easily redeemable in Canadian dollars by

Upcoming Public Meetings MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - STATUTORY HOLIDAY Finance and Administration Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www. sooke.ca WHAT’S NEW AT THE DISTRICTCHECK IT OUT! At www.sooke.ca

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2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday September 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaw: Bylaw No. 545, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-14)

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The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 545, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-14) is for a site specific text amendment to the Town Centre Commercial 2 – South (CTC2) zone of Bylaw No. 500, Sooke Zoning Bylaw 2011 to allow a “Car wash” as a permitted use on Lot A, Section 10, Sooke District, Plan VIP58444 (PID 018-674-089) and on the portion of Lot B, Section 10, Sooke District, Plan VIP58444 (PID 018-674-097) as shown on the subject property map and to release Covenant FB152757 from the subject properties subject to the adoption of Bylaw No. 545, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-14). All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by this proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Copies of the proposed bylaws, and relevant background documents, may be inspected at the offices of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing from August 29, 2012 to and including September 10, 2012 until noon (12 pm). If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 642-1634.

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Cont’d from page 11 local financial institutions. A Sooke “Coho” dollar - is it possible? Another way to increase the trade in local goods and services is to develop a local exchange trading scheme (LETS). It would involve the set up of a network of members who would use a directory to list the specific items which they would have available for trade. Interest-free local credits would be used as a currency to facilitate the transactions. For example, a carpenter might receive a certain number of credits for a job requiring four hours of work which could be used to “purchase” yoga classes with the same credit value. A locallybased non-for-profit organization would administer the directory and transactions. The first LETS was

founded in the Comox Valley in 1983 and operated in Courtney. LETS initiatives are now in place in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Many efforts are already being made to make the economy of Sooke and the surrounding region more self-directed and stable. The District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area have both created economic development commissions to support environmentally and socially responsible growth and diversification. The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and the Sooke Transition Town Initiative are also actively involved in promoting a more resilient, locallydriven economy. The Sooke Region Tourism Association has done much to attract more visitors to our region. Members of these organizations, together

with concerned residents in Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, are invited to participate in a symposium on how to strengthen our local economy which will be hosted by the Sooke Transition Town Initiative and the Juan de Fuca Cycling Coalition in the late fall. More information will be provided on this event in the weeks ahead. Hopefully, you will participate. In the meanwhile, a group of local citizens interested in this subject will host a table at Edward Milne community school during the Sooke Slow Food Cycle on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please drop by, discuss the issues raised here and contribute your two cents (read Cohos) to this important discussion. Mark Ziegler Sooke

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What’s Up in Sooke This Week Thurs. Wed. Fri. August 30 August 29 August 31 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Nascar 7:30 p.m. Euchre - 7 p.m.

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LEGION Cribbage at 7 p.m. CANADA BLOOD SERVICES Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road.

LEGION Steak night 6-7:30 p.m. Drop-in darts at 8 p.m. VITAL VITTLES Free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road. Everyone welcome.

Sat. September 1 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Meat draw at 3 p.m.

Sun. Mon. Tues. September 2 September 3 September 4 SOOKE TRANSITION TOWN CAFE Meet at the Reading Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss topics related to community resilience.

ISTA YA CONENET 2012 ISTA YA CONENET 2012 All Community events which purchase a display ad will now appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. All FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge. Space permitting.

BABY TALK 2012 RETURNING TO WORK AND FINDING DAYCARE

At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. YOUTH CLINIC West Coast Family Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 25. BC CANCER AGENCY Screening Mammography, mobile service will be visiing Sooke Health Unit until Sept. 7. Women aged 40-79 can book an appointment by calling 1-800-663-9203 or visit www.smpbc.ca

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Where in the World?

Submitted photos

Brody, Laurie and Shawn Vandekerkhove at the Louvre in Paris, France. The trip was a gift from Laurie’s husband Ron to celebrate her 50th birthday. He stayed home and went fishing. Right, Aaron and Bernice Bartlett in Red Square, Moscow, with their copy of the Sooke News Mirror.

The Dobie and Stewart children in Forks, Washington, home of the Twilight series. Below, Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland — a mother/daughter dream trip with June Salter and daughters, Carol, Susie and Pam.

Above, Sam, Jessie, Dori, and Peter Aubin, vacationing in Florida. The local visitors information centre, in Marathon, FL, recommended this particular marina for lunch. Below, Sooke New Mirror editor Pirjo Raits reads the Sooke News Mirror at Lac la Hache in the central interior.


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Get ready for Slow Food Cycle A family oriented 25 km road, trail and oceanfront cycling tour around town featuring workshops tailored for today’s modern homesteaders. Local taste treats from land and sea. Opportunities to test ride and drive the latest electric bikes and e-cars. Plus the Collective Transition Sustainability Expo & Marketplace on the grounds of Edward Milne community school (EMCS). It’s all part of the small-town friendly and funky Sooke Slow Food Cycle (SSFC), which rolls for a second year on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following a modest, well-received debut last Thanksgiving,volunteer organizers have refined the event while holding firm to its guiding principle: To inspire people to lead simpler, more sustainable lifestyles for both the pleasure of it and the sake of themselves, their communities and this beautiful corner of the planet. The 2012 ride begins and ends at EMCS. The winding, moderately challenging route will

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Last year’s event featured an apple press. follow local bike trails, secondary streets and a stretch of the Galloping Goose trail in visiting more than 15 stops across town – Charters Creek Salmon Interpretive Centre, Sunriver Community Garden, the Government Wharf and the Sooke Harbour House included. Ticket-holding cyclists can participate in mini workshops along the way that focus on all things bright and sustainable: fruit trees, solar power, beekeeping, backyard gardens, the Slow Fish movement, organic bread, composting and permaculture

included. Musical performances, bite-sized local food samples and a slow-cooked pit roast at scenic Ella Beach are on the agenda. While riders buzz around town, EMCS itself will host the daylong Collective Transition, which is open to the public free or by donation. This festive village-for-the-day combines a sustainability expo (featuring displays, demos and info booths) with a regional food, crafts and artisan marketplace. One highlight: Test rides in the latest e-cars courtesy the Victoria Leaf Club. Tickets for the bike

tour are $21 per person and $42 for family groups. In respecting and supporting our workshop hosts, we’re limiting sales to 500 riders. Everyone is welcome to purchase tickets for an end-ofday harvest feast at Sunriver Community Garden organized by Sooke Region Food CHI. The SSFC is a nonprofit, volunteer-run working group of the Sooke Transition Town Society, one of 900 community initiatives affiliated with the world-wide Transition Network. The ride was

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launched last year in partnership with the JDF Cycling Coalition and is backed by Slow Food Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands, which promotes a “good, clean and fair” approach to what we grow and consume regionally. It is funded in part through grants from the District of Sooke and the Sooke Region Tourism Association. Learn more online at www.sookeslowfoodcycle.com. For further information: Jeff Bateman (250) 642-2056; j b a t e m a n @ s h a w. c a

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COMMUNITY Sooke Fall Fair Pet Parade is 50 years old Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Fall Fair is gearing up for it’s 99th annual event, which will run from Saturday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 9. This year’s theme will be ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Pet Parade. “This year it’s all about fun and family and pets, and people really love to celebrate their animals,� said Candace Linde, Sooke Fall Fair Committee president. For children who don’t have pets to enter into the parade, baby goats will be made available to dress up, co-ordinate and decorate. “They are trained baby goats to be on leashes,� Linde said. “If any children are interested, who don’t have an animal to put in the Pet Parade, they could borrow a baby goat.� Another addition to the fair, fitting the theme of celebrating animals,

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Candace Linde and Java are preparing for the Pet Parade scheduled for Sunday of the Sooke Fall Fair. is the chicken bingo. “You have a chicken in a pen, in a big pen, you pick a number and if he happens to plop on that number you win the bingo,� laughed Linde.

There will also be the addition of a youth entry section for teens aged 15-18. The youth section will span over a variety of events in the

fair, which will level the

playing field for teens

who, before the institution of the category, had to compete with highly skilled adults. According to Linde, the committee wanted to bridge the gap for teens who felt too “intimidated� to compete against adults after they got too old for the junior’s category, which is restricted to entrants aged 6-14. “It would be very intimidating as a 16 year old to compete against a 50 or 60 year old who has been quilting for 40 years.� Linde said over the course of nearly a century, the fair has remained true to its old fashioned roots, celebrating the unique talents of the community in areas like knitting, baking, agriculture and crafts.

Entries for the adult, junior and youth sections are to be dropped off between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall on Friday, Sept. 7. The fair will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., and the opening ceremonies will be at 2 p.m. Decorating for the Pet Parade will take place at 11 a.m., followed by the actual parade at 1 p.m. outside the Sooke Community Hall on Sunday, Sept. 9. Entry is free and decorating supplies will be made available. Anyone interested in entering with a baby goat can contact Linde at 250-642-5869. For information on the Sooke Fall Fair, check out: http://www.sookefallfair.ca/default.html

           

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Included: is a follow up session on Saturday October 20, 2012 1:00 – 4:00 for a review, and to answer any questions pertaining to your massage experience. Location: Mariner’s Village, Sooke Your workshop facilitators: Barbara Rady, RMT and Grant Parker, RMT (Ret’d), DC have several years experience of professional massage therapy instruction at several Massage Colleges in both Ontario and British Columbia and have also instructed many prospective students desiring to enter college toward becoming Registered Massage Therapists.

         

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LOOKING BACK A trip through the Sooke News Mirror time machine: Aug. 28, 1991 Rescue boat spots house fire, speeds to aid occupants The Zodiac was out on a night time radar exercise in Sooke Bay with four new crewmen when Coxswain Marc van Hasselt spotted a bright orange glow along the shoreline and the speedy vessel headed for the scene. “At first we thought it was a bonfire on the beach, but as we got closer we realized that it was a building on fire,� Mr. van Hasselt told the Mirror. The Spirit radioed Victoria Coast guard Radio in Sooke who turned in the fire alarm. The Spirit sped on to the scene of the fire and its powerful searchlights spotted the four occupants of the house standing outside in their night attire. “We ran up to the beach and supplied blankets to keep the people warm,’ said Bill Shepherd, rescue auxiliary chief, who was also aboard. The owner of the house at 7555 West Coast Rd., Wally Butler and his wife Margaret were both taken to hospital for observation. Aug. 30, 1995 T’Souke Band goes back to the future On a windy afternoon last week, members of the T’Sou-ke

Nation brought ashore the first salmon to be caught in an aboriginal fish trap in Sooke in more than 100 years. That evening, just as their forefathers have done down through the centuries, the chief, the elders and other band members gathered on the beach, cooked the cohos, pinks and sockeye over an alder fire and held a feast of celebration to mark the return of the salmon to the summer fish camp called Sai-osun. “This is an historic moment for us,� said former chief and band elder Jack Planes. “It marks for us a return to the ways of our ancestors and a restoration of our traditions.� This sometimes emotional, mainly exciting, but ultimately very businesslike “back to the future� adventure for the T’Sou-ke band is the culmination of negotiations that began two years ago between band members and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Aug. 27, 1997 Dosanjh moves on wrongful death claim A former B.C. Court of Appeal Justice will assess a Sooke man’s call for an independent review into the 1993 death of his brother, Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh announced Monday. Martin Taylor will assess Ernie Van Beers’ call for an independent review into the death

of his brother Frank Van Beers. Frank Van Beers died 16-days after beginning treatment for anal cancer. “It is important that the processes of justice are seen to be fair, open and accountable,� Dosanjh said. “I have asked Mr. Taylor to look at this request by Mr. Ernie Van Beers regarding his brother and advise me whether an inquest or some other kind of review is warranted.� Van Beers blames doctors for his brother’s death and has been pushing for a review into the death. He was cautiously optimistic Monday after hearing the news. “I think I have a chance that justice will be done. But after my experience with the Ministry of Health, the Attorney General’s office, the Ombudsman, the RMCP, I never got anywhere. “Now I have my hopes up but... I’m so cautious now.�

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The situation apparently deteriorated when the knife wielding intruder assaulted the house sitter. The intruder -described as a longhaired aboriginal male with a skinny build, wearing a moustache and goatee, 25 to 30 years of age, about five-foot-four in height, wearing a black shirt and jeans -- reportedly fled on foot with a netbook computer from the home. After local police secured the area, a Victoria dog handler was called to the scene.

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Charities plan for the future 13 new endowment funds established Building on its 76-year history, the Victoria Foundation has boldly invested in the vitality of our region once again. The Foundation has created 13 new endowment funds that will benefit hundreds of clients of Vancouver Island charities. The funds were created with $100,000 in matching funds from the Foundation as part of its new Smart & Caring Community Fund. Each of the organizations is contributing a minimum of $7,500 toward their new endowment fund, which is being matched by $7,500 from the Smart & Caring Community Fund. “We created the Smart & Caring Community Fund in response to a call last year from the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable David Johnston,” said Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation. “He asked the country’s community foundations to join him in bringing to life a vision for a smarter and more caring nation. This endowment initiative is one way of responding to his goals to expand the reach of community foundations and to help more organizations respond to their clients’ individual needs and opportunities.” As well, $100,000 in matching funds from the Smart & Caring Community Fund is being used to support a physical literacy program for children. This pilot program with The Cridge Centre for the Family, Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and Pacific Sport Victoria was officially launched on July 19 with Governor Gen-

eral David Johnston in attendance. Donations will continue to be accepted for this program. The opportunity to participate in the matching program was offered to registered charities that had previously contacted the Victoria Foundation to discuss setting up an endowment. It was soon fully subscribed by astute Boards of Directors who knew a good opportunity when they saw one. As part of its charitable activities, the Victoria Foundation manages 100 endowment funds for 75 registered charities, annually distributing earnings from these permanent funds to the organizations. The Foundation accepts donations to the funds on behalf of the charities, thereby reducing their costs and administration time. The funds also benefit from the diversification of being part of the Foundation’s $180million in assets under management. Gifts to any of the endowment funds that are managed by the Victoria Foundation can be made online at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca. Donations may also be made directly to the Victoria Foundation by credit card, cheque or publicly traded securities. Contact the Foundation at 250-381-5532 for more information on these donation options.

The organizations participating in this matching program are: • 1UP Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre • Bateman Foundation • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island • City of Victoria Shape Your Future Victoria Legacy Fund • Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society • Learning Through Loss Society • Maritime Museum of BC • Metchosin Foundation • Mount Douglas Secondary Alumni Association • Pacific Peoples’ Partnership • Prostate Centre • Saanich Legacy Foundation • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Since 1936, the Victoria Foundation’s permanent endowment has had the power to connect people who care with causes that matter. If you wish to make a difference in your community – one that has lasting impact, start here. Call Sandra Richardson, CEO for information at 250.381.5532. www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca

1. The Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s nautical roots by maintaining a large collection of artifacts, photographs and charts, and running popular public and school programs. 2. The Prostate Centre, a community-based health organization, is a resource centre for Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands patients and their families coping with prostate cancer. 3. The Metchosin Foundation encourages and supports the rural nature of Metchosin while preserving and safeguarding the unique ecosystems, flora and fauna for everyone to enjoy.

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HSSE Supervisor Competition #BU12-0012 We have an immediate opening for a Health, Safety, Security & Environment Supervisor in BC. The successful candidate can be located in either lower mainland or Okanagan area. Responsibilites: Health, Safety, Security and Environment support to the Ready Mix, Aggregate, and Landscape divisions in Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Valley, the Shuswapp and Central BC, not limited to these locations. Duties: promote job safety and environment awareness; implement acceptable working methods and practices; compliant with Safety responsibilities; and champion on deďŹ ned HSSE topics. You will have 5 years of HSSE experience and have excellent verbal and written skills. Must be able to deal with sensitive issues and conďŹ dential information. QualiďŹ cations should include: Construction Safety OfďŹ cer and a combination of education and experience. Extensive travel will be required. Submit your resume by quoting competition number by August 31, 2012 to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attention: Human Resources OR E-mail: careers@burnco.com Visit www.burnco.com We thank all applicants for their in- terest. Only those chosen for an in- terview will be contacted.

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It is with our deepest sorrow that we say farewell to our beloved husband, best friend, brother and uncle. Neil passed away peacefully August 7, 2012 surrounded by his wife and family. He is pre-deceased by his father, George and mother, Gabrielle. Neil was born in Hamilton, ON and grew up in Burlington, ON where he fell in love with motorcycles, skiing and bicycles. The majority of Neil’s adult life was spent in various communities in BC, starting in Nelson and ending in Duncan. He acquired many friends everywhere he lived and worked as a welder and fabricator and as a bicycle shop owner and technician. Neil’s passion for his life and work was transferred to a new career with CNRL at the Horizon site in Safety and Integrity working as an NDT Technician. His love of learning, and the pride he took in his work were always evident, and he challenged those around him to keep up with the ‘old guy’. Neil will be forever loved and missed by his wife Tara, brothers Paul (Mary and Zoe) and Tim as well as relatives in England and California and the numerous friends he made throughout his life. The family would like to thank the staff at the Oak and Carriage for their assistance and professionalism shown during Neil’s medical emergency. We would also like to thank the EMT’s and staff at Cowichan District Hospital and ďŹ nally the staff at Royal Jubilee’s Cardiac Care Unit in Victoria. Please join the family for Neil’s Celebration of Life and reception on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Ave, Cobble Hill, BC. In lieu of owers please make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Canada in memory of Neil Mitchell www.canadahelps.org/gp/20379 using this link, or take the time to enjoy one of the charity events that the Boys and Girls Club host to raise funds in your own community.

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Horgan’s hot dogs John Horgan, MLA for Juan de Fuca, hosted the eighth Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Horgan event at the Sooke Flats on Aug. 26. About 150 people stopped by for the event to feast on food off the grill and to chat with Horgan about politics and the NDP party. Al Jones, Marie Elmore, far left, and Marj Vachell chat with Horgan at the family event. “I’m just trying to deal with the responsibility as house leader and energy critic,� said Horgan in an phone interview. “I’m trying to keep grounded with people

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that up,� said Horgan. Horgan said a refinery might solve half the problem but the other issues, such as environmental ones, had to be looked at. “I never want to dismiss someone who has come up with an idea, especially one with so many zeros in it,� said Horgan. He said he agreed with Mr. Black’s efforts to try and calm the waters and he also agreed with the principle of adding value. Horgan said adding value to B.C.’s natural gas would be a good step. “The principle is exactly the same... the owners say why send oil to Kitimat of the Chinese don’t want to buy refined products?� Horgan said he disagreed with Premier Christy Clark as it is Enbridge who we should be asking for more benefit, not Alberta.

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he Sooke Folk Music Society normally curtails it’s activities for the summer, but this Saturday, July 30, we are delighted to bring back Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for a special summer concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as part of their “Driver ‘til she drops� tour; a reference to their Chevy Suburban, which now has some 465,000 miles on the odometer Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart met for the first time 1991 at a songwriters night in Nashville TN. They knew that night it was one of them things that are just meant to be. They were married in 1992. It would be quite a balancing act at that time raising a family and trying to make a living along with all the other stuff that came with getting by, “but we managed,� Stacey said as she looked back at her first encounter with the world of touring. Stacey Earle’s first show was on an arena stage in Sydney, playing rhythm guitar in her brother’s band, Steve Earle & the Dukes. She spent about a year and a half on tour with her brother, and then returned to Nashville to start a career of her own as a country/ folk singer/songwriter. “I was 30-years-old and asking/seeking a recording deal in Nashville.At that age it was like asking God to turn back the world clock.� Mark Stuart went to the finest of music schools, he started his schooling listening and admiring his uncle’s guitar playing and his dad’s fiddling. By age 15 he would find himself

Back for another round on July 30 are Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. playing in the school of honky tonks and beer joints in and around Nashville in his dad’s band. Mark was off the road when he met Stacey and that very night he would play the first note of her music never leaving her side. Mark

still somehow found the time to work on his own music recording his solo record and touring. Mark, as well, spent some time in the Dukes in the 1990s. Like Earle, he recalls it as a time of glamour: appearing on the Tonight Show with

Jay Leno, and MTV. “I had someone tuning my guitar, strapping on my guitar,� he said. “Now we carry our stuff three flights up in the Red Roof Inn.� Over the years Stacey and Mark have learned so much from each other. Their songs are the diaries of their life — good times and bad, thereby completing the love they have. Together they share the full load of getting by day-by-day. They’ve gone on to release their duo albums, Never Gonna Let You Go in 2003 and S&M Communion Bread in 2005, and their Gearle Records 2008 release Love from Stacey and Mark which is available at thehir live shows only. While, no doubt, each still remains an individual solo artist with solo releases, such as the 2008 release of Mark Stuart’s Left of

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Different groups race for ISTA YA CONENET The T’Sou-ke First Nation held its third ‘Let’s Go Run’ event, which saw nine groups travel around Sooke

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Nine different groups were formed to participate in the T’Sou-ke First Nation’s third ISTA YA CONENET event, which means, ‘Let’s Go Run,’ on Saturday, Aug. 25. The different teams, comprised of five members, with one elder, one youth and one band member, participated in a scavenger hunt-style race. This year, the event was opened up to include organizations that T’Sou-ke Nation is member to -- including NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services, South Island Wellness and Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council. “This year we thought, ‘Well, let’s add a little bit more to it and invite some of the organizations that T’Sou-ke Nation is band to,’” said organizer Linda Bristol, adding one day, she hopes the event will grow to include the entire Sooke community. “My ultimate thing would be to invite the rest of the Sooke community, like other businesses to come and join. So we’d make it a community event of Sooke, and not just the T’Sou-ke Nation.” Throughout the route, the groups, all dressed up to a certain theme, carefully followed a checklist of items they were required to find and identify at different stations. Proof was mainly in the form of digital photography. Cont’d on page 28 From the T-Sou-ke Nation band hall, the groups trav-

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Congratulations to Emma Beatty for being nominated as our SEAPARC Star of the Week. Emma is a 9 year old grade 4 student from Ecole Poirier who has been in the French Immersion program since she was in Kindergarten. Her favourite subjects in school are Creative Writing and Math. She does well in school and speaks 3 languages (English, French and Czeck). She told us that she would like to learn to speak Spanish someday too. She is learning how to water ski, has played baseball for one season, swims on the Coho Swim Team and has been snow skiing since she was only 3 years old. Her Dad told us that she is a good team player and won the “most inspirational player” award on her ball team. When she is at home; she likes to play with her little sister and sew. She has been taking sewing lessons at Cabin Creations for 3 years and has made things from cases for glasses and pajamas to drawstring bags and dresses. She likes singing and acting and hopes to take part in theatre productions someday. Emma likes travelling and told us that she loves visiting her grandparents in Prague and has done so many times since she was young, in fact she and her sister just returned to Canada after a 2 month visit with them. She also loves going to Mexico and swimming with the dolphins. She is quite certain that she will be a Marine Biologist when she grows up. Emma is described as being a very organized and polite young lady who is even-tempered, kind and an excellent big sister. Congratulations once again on your nomination Emma, and thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

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From top left, the Five Leaf Clovers lead the race from the T’Sou-ke Nation band hall. Members of the NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services team wave to drivers on the Sooke River Bridge. Groups head down Idlemore Road to the first station at Billings Spit -- sponsored by CRD Parks.

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From top left, members of the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council match skulls to animals at the CRD Parks station at Billings Spit. Devon Harlow, of the NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services, jumps in a sack at the SEAPARC outdoor obstacle course. Kimberly Cairns, of the Salish Sea Warriors, walks through the Lady Bug Garden with members. Dream team member, Charlene George, identifies three figures in the transformation mask at the Blue Raven Gallery.

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The Sooke Horseshoe Club has proposed to build eight horseshoe pitches in John Philips Memorial Park, which will be completely open to the public. “The thing is that people have to be aware that it’s open to the public, they can play at anytime on the courts that they wish,” said Rick Hobday, Sooke Horseshoe Club secretary treasurer. “If they want to go down there for a picnic and take their horseshoes with them and throw a few games... they’re welcome to do that.” The only time the courts would be offlimits is when the club is using the pitches for tourneys or games. He also said local horseshoe pitches

would be beneficial for people of all ages. “There’s very little for seniors to do here, except for the odd golf game and darts at the Legion. This would give seniors something more to do,” he said. “It’s good exercise for them.” As for children, club member, Tom Bligh, said horseshoes would give children of all capabilities an opportunity to become involved in a community-oriented sport. He mentioned three children, members of the Victoria Horseshoe Club, who recently earned top spots in their age categories at the Canadian Horseshoe Championships. According to Bligh, two of the children have Attention Deficit Syndrome. The club held a public delegation with council on June 25, where the issue was referred to staff to determine the feasibility for horseshoe pitches in John Philips Memorial Park. A proposed dog park and the Bike Skills Park are also in the works. The club proposed a 180 x 260 foot space to

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staff to house a small shed, which will serve as a makeshift club house, and eight pitches. In the future, if the proposal goes through, the club hopes to expand to a regulation-sized 24 pitches. Bligh said the only public expense will

be water and power. “As far as the horseshoe pitch itself, we’re going to put the horseshoe pitches in, we’re going to maintain the ground, we’re going to fundraise to get some fencing around it -- we’ll work on that,” he said. The club has also

rallied community support for the project. “We haven’t really had a permanent poll of people that were interested, but we did go around and grab signatures for people to support us,” Hobday said, adding the petition gathered

about 130 signatures in a five-hour period. In February, the club had begun construction on a site -- approved by the previous council -- along Sooke River Road, adjacent from Fred Milne Park. The project, however, was stopped by

the current council. A formal lease agreement between the club and district was not signed. “The park... it’s going to have to do for now. Hopefully it takes off and we can start thinking about building it,” Hobday said.

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Sports & Leisure Fishing off Possession Point Submitted photo

Ron MacCuish pictured with his first Sooke fish of the season, a 46-pound spring salmon. MacCuish reeled in the monster fish with his favourite rod and reel off Possession Point on Aug. 20.

Correction: In an article titled U.S. colleges scout Sooke teen, published on Aug. 22, Jessica Audette was incorrectly stated as having played for the peewee tripe-A Nanaimo Pirates. She in fact played for the midget B Nanaimo Diamonds last year, where they held an eight game winning streak to take the Western Canadian championships.

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Port Renfrew derby this weekend 101-2015 SHIELDS ROAD

Wow! Summer is almost over — where did it go? The good weather finally came and along with it good fishing in Sooke and Port Renfrew. We have had good fishing for chinooks for the last two months. As September nears the days are getting a little shorter. The last big push of chinooks should be passing through and some could reach the 40-pound range. This coming weekend is the Port Renfrew Marina fishing derby on Saturday and Sunday. It’s always a good time and for a good cause as well. The proceeds go to the Four Mile Salmon Hatchery on the San Juan River to help raise fish for

tomorrow. For more info contact the marina. Email: info@portrenfrewmarina.com, telephone: 250-483-1878 With September comes the fall northern coho. These fish are one of the best fish to catch, they fight like crazy and they are the true knuckle busters and can reach over 20-pounds. Check the regulations in your area to see if anglers can take a wild one. Halibut is slated to close on Sept. 9 much to the disappointment of many anglers. Until next time, keep your rod tip up. Kiwi Magic

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Gus with his big “but,” a 140-pounder caught off Port Renfrew last week with Trailhead Charters.

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e f i L e h t n i y a D A of Sooke

Aug. 29, 2012

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Aug. 16, 2012, 3 p.m. Bryce Reuther, 7, from Victoria paddles at the Sooke

Potholes.

24 hours, one community, three photographers


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Aug. 16, 11:00 a.m. Whale watching with Sooke Coastal Explorations

off Whiffin Spit.

Pirjo Raits photo

12:10 p.m. Ian McQuade plays the pan pipes in

front of the liquor store.

11:45 a.m. Emergency personnel respond to a traffic accident on Sooke Road.

Pirjo Raits photo

Photographers Sharron Ho, Jack Most and Pirjo Raits spend 24 hours documenting life in Sooke from 11 a.m., Aug. 16 to 11 a.m., Aug. 17. Front cover photos: Left: 1:25 p.m., Aug. 16. Carter Gantzert, Jared Cousineau and Mark Gantzert crabbing at the Rotary Pier. Jack Most photo Middle: 4:15 a.m., Aug. 17, Graham White, maintenance personnel at SEAPARC checks the PH and chlorine levels of the pool. Sharron Ho photo Right: 3:25 p.m. pm., Aug 16, Johnathan Casley, Larry Lyons work on the Townsend Townhouses. Jack Most photo

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Pirjo Raits photo The Otter Point ladies bask at Gordon’s

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Beach.

2:10

p.m.

A Above, Trevor and V Veronica Blake, from S Sidney, camp with ttheir six-year-old ggranddaughter Charlie aat French Beach. Sharron Ho Photo

4:20 p.m.

L Lucus Updegrove,6, p picks kale at Sunriver G Gardens.

Pirjo Raits photo

3:55 p.m.

Left, Karen Weston pays out a lottery ticket win at People’s Drug Mart. Sharron Ho photo Right, Sooke resident, Cherry Schmaus, takes her three boxers to play with sprinklers at Fred Milne Park.

4:50 p.m.

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5:30 p.m

. Shelby Boyce, 17, teases Colby Garner, 11, with a small fish. Although the teens struggled to unhook the fish, they managed to set it free shortly after it was caught just off the Rotary Pier.

Sharron Ho photo

6:15 p.m. Above, participants in the MJIO Fit Camp do

warm up excercises for the intensive program along Whiffin Spit. Sharron Ho photo

5:50 p.m. 18-month-old Emberley Kenny plays with pebbles with mom,

Alanna Crawford, on a beach at Whiffin Spit.

Village Food Markets Supporting the Sooke Community “Better Because We Care” 7:30 am - 10:00 pm 7 days a week 6661 Sooke Road

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DAY IN THE LIFE • B5

Sharron Ho photo Clockwise from front left, Lee Drover, Nel Leluwenhage, Helen Leonard and Mary Honsberger laugh over a game of cribbage at the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion.

8 p.m.

Sharron Ho photo Matthew MacKinnon, Sooke Fire Rescue Service volunteer firefighter, goes sky high after climbing an extended fire truck ladder.

7:15 p.m.

9:15 p.m. Patrons dine at the Sooke Harbour House.

Pirjo Raits photo

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Working in, living in, and caring for OUR Community.

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9:37 p.m. Stephanie Clarke and Cara Reay put in the last shift at the deli

counter at Village Food Market.

Pirjo Raits photo Brittany and Cindy Hazeldine wait outside Village Food Market for their friend to get off work.

9:36 p.m.

Pirjo Raits photo Lyall Wormald rounds up the shopping carts at Western Foods.

9:47 p.m.

Pirjo Raits photo

9:45 p.m. Fish boats await first light at the Government Wharf.

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Pirjo Raits photo

10:10 p.m. Subway serves the last of its customers before closing for the

night.

Pirjo Raits photo

10:24 p.m. Bus driver Roger Harper waits for the

last passengers on a BC Transit bus.

11:50 p.m.

Pirjo Raits photo Phil Zenzen tends the bar at the Mix by Ric’s.

10:26 p.m.

Pirjo Raits photo Chris Pollitt waits for the bus at the

Sooke Road stop.

24 Hours In The Life of Sooke For the Rest of Sooke’s History, Visit your Museum

Sooke Region Museum 2070 Phillips Road

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1:20 a.m.

Pirjo Raits photo Pieta Barry weighs out dough at Little

Vienna Bakery.

Aug. 17 12:04 a.m.

Pirjo Raits photo RN Linda Quiglet dispenses the morning meds for patients

at Ayre Manor.

Sharron Ho photo

3:15 a.m. Cab driver, Mick Rhodes, fills up the tank at the Sooke Chevron. Rhodes

was preparing for a shift change after working for 12 hours.

Sharron Ho photo Trevor Brittan, with Mainroad South Island Contracting, takes down signage and equipment after crews finished repainting lines along Sooke Road.

3:40 a.m.

Sooke Lions Club Volunteer Members Proudly Serving The Community Since 1965


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Sharron Ho photo

4 a.m. Left, Adam Cartwright, maintenance personnel, tidies up the multi-purpose

room at SEAPARC.

Sharron Ho photo

5 a.m. Above, Marcus Farmer, Shoppers Drug Mart manager, opens up covers from

the beverages aisle to prepare for the store’s 8 a.m. opening.

4:45 a.m.

Sharron Ho photo Sharron Ho photo Andrei Fedorov, Sooke Harbour Mandy Spence, Little Vienna Bakery baker, pulls buns out of the oven. House breakfast chef, picks garnishes for the early morning dishes from the inn’s garden.

5:45 a.m.

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Sharron Ho photo Riley Constable, barista at the Stick in the Mud, prepares the first americano of

the day.

Jack Most photo

7:55 a.m. Mark Phelps drives for Sooke

Disposal.

Sharron Ho photo

6:30 a.m. Grant Hall, competitive swimmer, does early morning laps at SEAPARC.

DISTRICT OF SOOKE Supporting the community where we live, work, shop and play. Web: www.sooke.ca

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7:35 a.m. Gary, Jane and Ryan Fuhr get set to go fishing after launching their boat at the Public Boat Launch.

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Jack Most photo

Jack Most photo Geoff Bunting and Paul Constant get DeMamiel Golf Course ready for the early morning crowd.

8:35 a.m.

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Serving Sooke And Region Since 1948 301 2015 Shields Road

www.sookeregionchamber.com info@sookeregionchamber.com info@sookeregionchamber.com

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9:10 a.m. Amanda Lyons gets ready to deliver flyers along her paper

route.

Pirjo Raits photo

9:20 a.m. Stacey McCutcheon and 18-month-old Sydney, stroll Whif-

fin Spit with their dog Daisy.

Pirjo Raits photo

10:28 a.m. Shawn Anderson and Cassy Van Eyk workout at Odyssey Fitness. Pirjo Raits

10:19 a.m. Judithe Ann Gatto and Barbara Burke get

into their morning workout at Curves.

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