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LEST WE FORGET

TRIATHLETE ELITE Editorial

Remembrance Day on Sunday begins at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph. Page 19

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Dnny “Boone” Eddy just keeps on running.

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Wednesday, NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Your community, your classifieds P24 • 75¢

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area set ‘apart’ from CRD Pirjo Raits Sooke New Mirror

Sharron Ho photo

In Remembrance Sooke Sea Cadets, Peter Gillepsie, petty officer, second class, and Claire Sutherland, leading seaman, were selling poppies by donation for the Veteran’s Association on Nov. 3 in front of the BC Liquor Store.

Mike Hicks has learned a lot in his years as the regional director for the Juan De Fuca Electoral Area. He learned that the JDFEA has less rights than the rest of the Capital Regional District or even the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Hicks said there is “total inequity” in the planning end of things, something he learned during the Ender Ilkay resort development experience. He said the process was moving along and CRD planning and legal staff in their judgement did not think the Marine Trail Resort development was inconsistent with the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). “That’s the reason I merrily carried along,” said Hicks. The uproar began when the Capital Regional District Board directors wanted to determine whether the development was inconsistent. Provincial Order of Council established the Land Use Committee A as the board of the JDF and land use decisions are delegated to that committee. There was a real possibility of having the CRD Board determine a different consistency ruling than the Land Use Committee A, which made the land use deicsions in the JDFEA. Currently all zoning in the JDFEA are considered by the CRD Land Use Committees

A and B. The board will be considering changes that will result in all zonings and applications in the Rural Resource Lands and all Official Community Plans amendments being sent to the CRD Board first to determine whether they are consistent with the RGS. Hicks said if he takes an OCP amendment to the board and they say it is not consistent, he has no option but to abandon the idea or ask for a RGS amendment. To get the RGS amendment there has to be unanimous support of every council in the CRD and the neighbouring regional district in the Cowichan Valley. “If I did get unanimous support, I would take it to the board for a vote, it would be a weighted vote. That’s what I’m allowed to do,” said Hicks. Any other municipality in the CRD has a dispute mechanism with mediation or arbitration with an independent group — not the JDFEA “We do not have that right in the Juan de Fuca,” said Hicks. “We should have the same vote as a council or the CVRD.” Hicks said the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area is an entity not just a line on the map. CRD director Denise Blackwell is in Hicks’ corner and is introducing a notice of motion asking the CRD Board to request the B.C. government to allow the Juan de Fuca to have the same dispute mechanism as the CRD municipalities.

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Life cycle of salmon taught at Charters interpretive centre

SHIRLEY WILL REMEMBER

Sharron Ho

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY 10:45 AM – Pioneer Park/Shirley Hall COFFEE TO FOLLOW.

Sooke News Mirror

DECORATE IF YOU ARE planning on decorating your home and yard for Christmas let the Sooke News Mirror know. WE WILL BE publishing the Christmas songbook again and would like to include the addresses of homes who decorate for the holidays. SEND YOUR ADDRESS to: editor@ sookenewsmirror.com The song book will be coming out in early December. MAKE THIS THE year that you walk or drive around the community to look at the lights!

AVIVA FUND EAST SOOKE HAS entered the Aviva contest to find funding for a community cycle path. HELP THEM GAIN support for this community project! http://www. avivacommunityfund. org/ideasACF16207 YOU CAN VOTE online after registering with Aviva.

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Salmon inside and out Reed Oster, CRD park interpreter, displays the internal and external anatomy of a male,chum salmon to St. Margaret School students.

Nominate an Island business for an excellence award

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be held January 24, 2013 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. There will be 17 categories in this years’ event, which continues its tradition of rotating back and forth from a location north of the Malahat, to Greater Victoria.

For further information about the event, contact Mark MacDonald at the Business Examiner at 250-758-2684. To nominate a business, go to: www.businessvi.ca/events, then 2012 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards and download a nomination form.

Grade 3 and 6 students from St. Margaret’s School learned about the life cycle of salmon at the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre on Friday, Nov. 2. The program, Salmon ‘Frydays’, is a partnership between CRD Parks and the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre. Students participated in education activities like viewing fry coho salmon from the centre’s hatchery and examining the internal and external anatomy of a dissected male salmon. Elida Peers, Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre administrator, said the Salmon ‘Frydays’ program began only a few weeks ago. “The hubbub that I hear when the kids are

Real estate market down in some areas The federal government’s lending regulations may be impacting real estate sales in the Victoria region, so says the president of the Victoria Real Estate Board Carol Crabb. Regardless of what may be precipitating a weak sales market, the numbers are down. Total MLS® sales for October 2012 were 373 compared to 483 in October 2011. In Sooke, 10 single family residential homes sold with an average price of $254,140 down from the six month average of $384,811. Sooke was seventh in sales

throughout the region, with Saanich East selling the most units (50) and Metchosin the least with one. Total single family home sales for Sooke was $3,541,400. No condominiums were sold during October, two townhouses did sell with an average price of $312,400 down slightly from the six month average $314,621. Manufactured home sales show one sale with an average price of $49,900 up from the six month average of $37,327. A waterfront property sold in Sooke during October for $125,000

was later discounted. Total sales of all real estate in October in

Sooke was $4,216,100.

having a good time here is what it’s all about,” she said. “If we’re fortunate enough to develop enough funding to get fuller programming than people will be able to enjoy something here everyday -- that’s what we’re working towards.” Peers said the centre will hopefully be fully operational next fall. Thenumberofsalmon that have returned to Charters River has increased from 600 last year to 2,000 this year. The river had both coho and chum salmon return. The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre on Sooke River Road opened in 2011. The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre was a initiative of the Juan de Fuca. The society serves the region from the Sooke Basin to the San Juan River Valley.

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October 2012 States Sooke to Sidney sales down are down 23% over October 2011. While Sooke has been hit a little harder with our market down by 36%. We had 18 residential sales in October 2012. 3 between 0-$300,000 8 between $300,000-$400,000 1 between $400,000-$500,000 2 between $500,000-$600,000 1 between $700,000-$800,000 1 between $800,000-$900,000 1 over $1,000,000 Most sales were between $300,000 and $400,000 but other sales are all over the place. It seems if it is the right home and the buyer can get it at the right price…it sells!

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Ham

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Rice Cakes

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Sharron Ho photo

Kids line up to crawl into a large inflatable obstacle course at the Safe Halloweenn event at the Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 31. Below, trick or treaters at the Sooke News Mirror office. See all the Halloween photos on Facebook.

Halloween fun

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Muir’s journals provide glimpse into past Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Transcribing the journals of Michael Muir is not proving to be an easy task. The eloquent penmanship of the day and the faded pages make the process of deciphering the pages a long and complex one. Lorne and Lynne Frizzell, residents of Calgary, were in Sooke recently to get a first hand look at the fifth journal which has been tucked away in a fireproof place at the Sooke Region Museum. It was a white glove affair as the ancient pages and leather bound book were examined. Elida Peers scanned and made copies of the pages for the Frizzells to transcribe. They had already transcribed two of the Muir journals. “They have the experience, integrity and research skills which led me to believe they

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Lynne Frizzell, Peter Wilford, middle, and Lorne Frizzell look at one of the original Michael Muir journals. would do the job,” said Peers. “It is challenging to decipher what the words say.” “It was written by Michael in a rainstorm on wet paper with a pencil while

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on horseback,” is the way Lorne described the time-worn pages. The journals (from 1865 to 1872) are basically about business dealings but they do provide a look at com-

merce and trade back in the late 1880s. Woodside Farm was thriving then and is thought to still be the oldest working farm in the province. Woodside also contained the first saw-

mill in the province. “It (journal) is extremely important in B.C.’s history, almost unrivaled in significance,” said Peers. When asked why a couple from Calgary would be interested in historical journals from Sooke, Lynne said she is a distant relative of the Muir family. They had previously been to Sooke and as they were driving past Woodside, she laughed and said, “wouldn’t it be hilarious if I was related to John Muir?” It’s a convoluted tie, but a tie none-the-less. As a person interested in geneology Lynne, was able to trace the Muir family to the 1600s in Scotland. The Frizzells have made four trips out to Sooke this year alone and are so intrigued by the area and its history that they may soon reside here permanently.

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Milk cans were set on the road Milk comes in cartons from the grocery store, and today we don’t see many fields with grazing milk cows, but it wasn’t always like this. In the 1940s and 1950s Sooke sent dozens of milk cans a day to Victoria. The 10 gallon cans, as pictured, were described by dairy farmer Rex Kendrew in 1998, “Ten gallon cans equal 100 lbs of milk ‌ that meant several tons of milk a day ‌ now there’s none.â€? The roadsides were dotted with the steel cans, picked up each morning by Island Freight Service and hauled to the Island Farms plant in Victoria for processing. Twice daily milking, either by hand or occasionally on larger farms by milking machine, produced the volume making up that fluid tonnage. Herds generally ranged from six cows to 30. After morning milking they were let out to pasture and returned

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Milk cans, such as this one owned by Peter Wilford at Woodside, were picked up each day along Sooke’s roads. for evening milking about four o’clock. Some farmers had separators, a mechanism which forced the heavy cream from the milk, a process that required the strong arms of a youngster to turn a crank employing centrifugal force to divert the particles of cream. Smaller five

gallon cans were used for shipping cream, which brought a premium price as a reward for the extra labour. When the processed milk came back to Sooke from the dairy via a dairy delivery truck, it was delivered to customers in glass bottles. If you wanted three quarts left at your door, you put your three empty quart bottles out to signal the milkman. Manure cleaned from the gutters of the cow stalls in the stables and distributed on the fields, provided nutrients to grow hay, alfalfa and feed such as mangels to carry the cows over the winter. Jersey, Holstein and Ayrshire seemed the most popular breeds. Among the most prominent dairy farmers west of the Sooke River were Glinz/Wilford on West Coast Road, Welsh on Maple and Grant, Lunson on Helgesen, with Strong,

Nissen, Cotterill, Rudd, Duncan, Kendrew in central Sooke. East of Sooke River were Milne, Martin, Jensen, Leiper and Doran. Some farmers did not ship, but had their customers pick up bottles at the farm. The 1960s brought new methods to dairying and bulk tanks into use. By the 1980s the growth of regulations had completely altered the picture, and milk cans were seen no more. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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The images look like they are old photographs perhaps discovered in a long-forgotten place. The antique look of the photographs adds to the Wonderland quality and the model pulls of the Mad Hatter stunningly. The Mad Hatter traipsing through the estuary at Ayum Creek is captured on film by Sooke freelance photographer Katie Bennett. “It started with my concept,” said Bennett. “I wanted to work with a creative team on this.” She thought the timing was perfect as the Sooke Harbour Players were mounting their production of Alice in Wonderland. Bennett, at 25, is a self-taught photographer who created the storyboard of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party because she needed to do a creative project to “keep me sane.” “Storyboards are something I really enjoy doing, “said Bennett. “I’ve done family collages, I enjoy bringing the creativity into it.” When she stumbled across the Ayum Creek clearing she found it to be a magical place and the ideas started stirring around in her head. She met her model Daniel

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Letters speak volumes The paper this week is filled with letters from residents who need to have their say on events happening in Sooke. The Sooke News Mirror has always been the people’s soapbox and we welcome your thoughts and opinions. When there is a hot button issue, we get a lot of letters. People need to be heard and the pages of this community newspaper and the letters bring into focus what people are thinking. It’s a barometer, if you will, of the state of the union. This week the Bike Skills Park and the Sewer Parcel tax are the focus. The Council does town appears to be divided on the bike park mainly not need because some feel it is the right thing, while others to appease feel it is encroaching on our everyone... public park. Council needs to see visually what they would be approving as a bike park, and thus the reason for the monies granted to the Sooke Bike Club. But, what irks people is the fact that a decision was made in haste when there is obviously no need. Let the requests for use of the park go through a proper process and any monies given should be included in the yearly grant process. It will, in any case, be a lengthy fundraising effort for the bike club. The want is there but not the money necessary to fulfill any project. No one group should override what the others requesting money have to do. It appears biased, no matter how good an idea. When council talks of cutting costs, they need to follow a proper procedure ensuring equality for all community groups and projects. Council does not need to try and appease everyone and they should do due diligence before they promise money, not after.

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Explaining the sewer parcel tax I would like to clarify the 7.1 per cent increase in the sewer parcel tax and how the fund operates. Legally only those people living in the sewer specified area are responsible for the costs of the sewer system. Revenue comes from their yearly parcel tax fees, sewer generation charges, rehabilitation revenue fund fees and permit fees. Expenses consist of the sewer operating contract (EPCOR), debt interest, debt principle and other miscellaneous expenses. Since the inception of the sewer due to expenses exceeding revenue, funds have been borrowed from the General Fund to pay the sewer bills. Legally they have to be repaid. Audited financial statements consolidate Sewer Fund operations with General Fund operations making it difficult to track numbers directly related to the Sewer Fund. For example the audited statements mix some revenue like Development Cost Charge (DCC) with the Sewer Fund when they actually go to a Reserve Fund skewing the figures.

District’s costs to determine specific sewer fund costs come directly from the General Ledger which is the key document for any business accounting system. It shows each dollar in and each dollar out in addition to each dollar as it is allocated to a specific fund such the Sewer Fund, Sewer DCC fund, Parks Fund, etc. This can create a difference between the District’s actual numbers and the numbers in the audited consolidated financial statements. Actual Costs Revenue 2008 $1,265,991 2009 $1,325,174 2010 $1,459,698 2011 $1,581,979 Expenses 2008 $1,379,980 2009 $1,435,040 2010 $1,461,596 2011 $1,762,117 There were net losses from 2006 and 2007 as well, bringing the accumulated losses at the end of 2011 to $588,459. The significant increase

in costs is the EPCOR operating cost which increased from $530,175 in 2008 to $814,924 in 2011. Total EPCOR expenses for 2012 will exceed $1,000,000. We are projecting that with growth and cost containment the sewer will be at a breakeven point by the time this deficit is paid off. Some have stated this increase would not be necessary had the 21-year sewer deal gone through. I want to make it clear that the five- year deal the District signed was almost identical in terms to the 21- year deal with the exception of the length. So to suggest the 21-year deal would have reduced these costs is simply not correct. Anyone who suggests differently should examine the two deals in detail before commenting.The five-year deal gives councils an opportunity to examine the operation of the sewer system to determine if there are ways to reduce the costs and still maintain the high standard we have today. Mayor Wendal Milne District of Sooke

Questioning the sewer parcel tax increase and the numbers This letter is in response to the article titled “Sewer system unaffordable without tax increase”. I am a professional accountant and I had the curiosity of checking the numbers based on which the council took the decision to increase the sewer parcel tax. I took all the Audited Financial Statements from 2006 to 2011 and I compared the numbers to the document in the council meeting agenda of Oct. 22, 2012. I was very surprised to find huge discrepancies. For instance, as shown in attachment, the Audited Financial Statements for 2006 present a loss of only

$2,944 while the council meeting document increases this loss to $91,729 .16 without any reason. For 2007 both documents present the same loss of $90,840 but there is no explanation for the big 2006 discrepancy. In fact, the council document shows losses for all the years after 2007 while the Audited Financial Statements show that the sewer became profitable in 2010 and stayed profitable in 2011. Consequently, the statement that the sewer is losing money and the parcel tax has to go up in order to cover the losses is wrong. The sewer is no longer losing money according to the independent

auditors who issued their opinion in compliance with current legislation. I cannot speculate about the reason why the council document distorts the facts. As a professional accountant I have the civic duty to point out to discrepancies when I see them. As a taxpayer, I am appalled that the council decided to tax us in order to cover for inexistent losses. I hope more taxpayers will demand an explanation. http://www.scheianu.com/docs/ sooke.pdf Monica Scheianu, CGA Sooke


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We asked: What would you do to beautify Sooke?

I would smile more. It seems like whenever you smile, people always smile — it elicits a smile from them. And so there’d be more smiles and more sunshine.

I would like to see more flower gardens.

Nelly Brehn Sooke

Barbara Hastings Sooke

Save the bears As a relatively new resident of Sooke who purchased a homestead on the river, I’m a keen observer of nature – the good, the bad and the ugly. I sit on my porch overlooking the sometimes trickling, sometimes ominous but always glorious and entertaining Sooke River. I quickly learned we needed to beef up our garbage containers so as not to draw bears, raccoons and scavenger birds into the yard. So we built our “Bearicade” because, as responsible people, that is what you do. Over the past five years, with the development on Phillips Road and the influx of people, the bears have dwindled. I’ve spoken to some of the newcomers and I’m curious why some of them have come here. Do people appreciate the essence of Sooke and how the people and nature have lived together with respect and tolerance? I watched a mother bear and her cub for three years. My heart ached the year the mother abandoned the yearling and he walked up and down the riverbank crying out for her. It provokes awe and empathy, it’s so rare and very, very special in this age of technology to be able to live among this world and work among the techno. I have yet to see a bear fishing on the river this year. Where

I think that more trees should be planted in Sooke.

I would totally change the main road, and plant trees, and have flower things and make it just not look like a big strip mall.

Melisa Sauder Sooke

LETTERS are they? There must be something we can do besides eradicate them. I hear BOOM in the evening and I know another bear is gone. I want to instil upon people the importance of being responsible in managing their refuse by picking up and donating the fruit to organizations to feed wild animals in need – organizations such as WildARC. Barricade garbage containers, gardens and compost so the bears can continue to live. They’ll all be gone soon enough with the human race taking over this earth. Let’s experience them safely and protect them so our children and grandchildren can at least catch a glimpse of a beautiful and wild creature outside of a cage. Susan Abbott Sooke

if any level of government passes laws which affect China’s “future expectation of profit.” To enable such draconian clauses and effectively hand a veto to China over all Canadian health and environmental legislation is bad enough. To do this over the heads of all Canadians without debate is unconscionable and tantamount to a dictatorship. I urge everyone to contact their local MP immediately and ask them to support a call for debate in Parliament. To pass this agreement in secret would be an appalling slight to the Canadian people, which will be remembered in the next election, and those to follow for the next 31 years. Dr. Roland M. Alcock Sooke

Chinese trade deal appalling

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As I write this, I am stunned and extremely concerned that the proposed Trade Agreement with China is still not currently scheduled for debate in Parliament. This Agreement, if signed, will bind Canadians to some unbelievably stringent conditions for a generation (up to 31 years). These conditions include the likelihood of huge fines

RE: Paid employees are not volunteers, Sooke News Mirror, Oct. 24, 2012 I must agree with Mr. Lloyd’s statement, or at least the title of his statement that ‘paid employees are not volunteers’. He’s correct, they are not, at least in the capacity of their paid work. Many of the employees nonprofits do in fact volunteer many more hours well beyond the scope

of their employment. Where Mr. Lloyd appears to be confused is the fact that many non-profit organizations have employees and are still volunteer based organizations. The other side of the coin is that some nonprofit organizations do not utilize volunteers at all and are still ‘not-forprofit’. The non-profit designation relates to their status with Canada Revenue Agency and allows them to provide their service (sometimes product) at an affordable rate - either in terms of affordable to members of the public and/or in a sense that the service could not be provided with the same focus in a for-profit corporation. The later being the category the TLC fits under. The land would not be saved for public and environmental concerns otherwise. The number of employees an organization has, nor their average wage has nothing to do with whether they fit under the term ‘volunteer organization.’ That would be a management matter and still may well be a point of interest. You don’t get skill levels anywhere for long without paying for them. Does the organization utilize the services of volunteers? Do they have volunteer management and support strategies? Do they provide vol-

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unteer recognition and appreciation? These are the types of things that make a good volunteer organization. Look around you, there are many nonprofit organization within our region that require paid employees and volunteers to carry out their good works: Sooke Fire & Rescue Association, Edward Milne Community School, Salvation Army, Sooke Family Resource Society, just to name a few. Even volunteer centres like Volunteer Victoria and the one being developed here for the Sooke Region will have at least one paid employee and still run with the help of volunteers. I invite Mr. Lloyd and anyone else who is interested to get involved in a local non-profit organization. Marlene Barry, Chair Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Committee

Vendor Finance Available Restrictions on the financing of Manufactured homes is making it increasingly difficult for home buyers to qualify for a mortgage from a financial institution. I currently have 2 manufactured homes listed for sale who’s Sellers are offering Vendor Financing to qualified Buyers. If you have questions call me at 250-642-6056 or email michaeldick@isellsooke.com.

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Land use changes coming to Juan de Fuca Land use decisions are about to be dramatically altered in the Juan de Fuca. A series of bylaw amendments have passed the Planning, Transportation and Protective Services Committee (PTPSC) which will allow the full CRD board to insert itself in the process in a manner which probably violates the Provincial Order in Council which establishes Land Use Committee A (LUC A) as the Board for the JDF. Land use decisions under Part 26 of the local government act are delegated to LUC A. All re-zoning proposals in the Rural Resource Lands, and OCP amendments in all of the JDF will now first go to the full CRD board for a ruling on RGS consistency. If the full board determines (by a purely political vote) that the proposal is not consistent with the RGS; the staff, the LUC and Committee A will all be bound by law to deny any readings of the bylaw. No appeal. No arbitration. No dispute settling mechanism. The original proposal included ALL re-zoning applications in the entire JDF but Director Hicks drew a line in the sand and now zoning applications in the sub-regions (East Sooke, Otter Point, etc.) will not automatically be subjected to a full board vote. However, it is still asserted by certain committee members that any CRD board director can challenge any re-zoning in any part of the CRD and subject it to an RGS

consistency vote. A municipality, however, can appeal that decision to an independent arbitrator. In the Juan de Fuca we don’t have that equal right. And the Juan de Fuca, having no council, cannot even vote on RGS amendments which require unanimous approval of all municipal councils. And the neighboring Cowichan Regional District. This all does not bode well for the newly completed Otter Point OCP. The new plan reconciles the inequity that the old OCP imposed on owners of Rural A zoned land. And it does so with progressive options and no overall increase in density. But the prospect that it will sail through the RGS micro-managers and anti-sprawlers on the board in a weighted

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 Cont’d from page 10 • The planning department should reassess the revenue projection for the next 10 to 15 years from future development in the sewer service area. This revenue projection should be conservative; • The revenue projection should be compared to the projected operating cost to determine the short fall; • The short fall should be funded from the general fund; • The general fund would be reimbursed from the parcel tax; In the article the acting CAO intimates that all the citizens of Sooke including those outside of the sewer service area should have been required to pay for the sewer system. Further he refers to a need to revisit the method of financing the sewer system. I hope that he is not suggesting that the district consider having the citizens who live outside of the sewer service area pay for the sewer system. I am not in the sewer service area and take umbrage with any notion that I should pay for a service which the district is not providing to me. Allan Eastgaard Sooke Editor’s note: The article did not imply that all citizens of Sooke should

pay for the sewer system. It stated the “original bylaw was approved for the Sewer Specified Area, not the entire population of Sooke.” All taxpayers were paying and they should not have been.

Too much speeding everywhere I read in your paper recently, how a resident of Whiffen Spitt rd was concerned about speeding in their neighborhood. Unfortunately speeding is rampant everywhere. Just try and do 60 km from Sooke to Langford and you get 40 cars piled up behind you. Since they installed paved shoulders on Sooke road, people use them as speed corners. Traffic jams are not the result of people doing the speed limit, but rather by those speeding. If we all did the speed limit, you wouldn’t catch the car in front, would you? Answer this, If no where in Canada, the speed limit is greater than 110 km, why do manufacturers of cars make them go faster? Should the government enforce regulation to govern cars so that they can only do 110km maximum? Some trucking compa-

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LETTERS nies do this, as I have worked for one. People would rather drive around someone turning left, rather than wait 20 seconds (which is illegal) as they can’t seem to locate their brakes. Widening Sooke Road would not solve the problem, but add to it. In a perfect world we would all do the speed limit and congestion wouldn’t be a problem. I have been passed on the four-lane into Langford by people doing in excess of 120km/hr and this is at 5 a.m. Is the speed limit different at night? On Grant Road the speed limit is 40km and I have also been passed here as well, by people who live in the area. As a professional driver, I am obligated to follow the rules of the road and insure the safety of everyone on my bus. I am constantly in awe at the negligence of drivers who drive into oncoming traffic, just to get pass the bus. This is because they don’t recognize or scan ahead what is going on. They are not present while they are driving. They are always 10 minutes down the road, at home making dinner or getting shopping done. They are never where they should be

at, and that is behind the wheel, paying attention. When you see a bus ahead, stopped, just what exactly are you thinking? I know, step on the gas to get pass, when it should be to cover the brake to allow the bus back out into traffic to carry on with his/her job. As for everything else, such as headlights, or tail lights being out, and not signaling, we shall leave for another time. Andrew Ferguson Sooke

Deer died in agony On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 6:25 a.m. as I was making my way to the bus stop at the Sooke Park’n Ride, a young buck began its attempt to cross the street. I use the term “street” loosely as this now has the appearance of a major highway with speeds to match. The deer was struck (even though it waited for several cars to pass by prior to his stepping onto the roadway) by a westbound vehicle, which proceeded to push the animal into the oncoming lane until the body dislodged

from the vehicle and fell down the embankment. The car then returned to the right hand lane, and sped off heading into Sooke. I really would like to know what is wrong with people? This individual just took off, with no regard to the damage they had just done. As a witness to this event, I will never get the vision of the poor animal being hit as you drove off into the distance. You couldn’t even stop long enough to make a call for help for the animal. My guess is you saw other people around and assumed that we’d take care of it... which we did, or you just plain don’t care. I understand this is a problem of living here, but it doesn’t really have to be if drivers would be more careful about adhering to the posted speed limits. Yes, there is a lot of wildlife to watch out for (the key being you need to ‘WATCH OUT’) and to say ‘shame on you’ just doesn’t seem like enough... if you have any remorse

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaws: Bylaw No. 529, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-8) PLN00926 The intent and purpose of this public hearing is to remove 2150 Melrick Place from Bylaw No 529, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-8) and amend the zoning on the property at 7000 Melrick Place, PID 018-350-445 to the following: 1. 2.

Rezone lower portion of 7000 Melrick Place (2.4 ha) from Rural (RU2) and Rural Residential (RU4) to Small Lot Residential (R3); Amend schedule 102.3 in the Rural (RU2) zone to add “Notwithstanding the provisions of Schedule 102.3, a 1.6 hectare minimum lot size for subdivision purposes may be considered for approval for PID 018-350-445 Lot A, Section 21, Sooke District, Plan VIP57007on its RU2 zoned property providing all the subdivision requirements within the District of Sooke Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 65, 2003 are satisfied”.

Bylaw No. 530, 7000 Melrick Place Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 2012 The intent and purpose of this public hearing is to remove 2150 Melrick Place from Bylaw No. 530 and to authorize Bylaw No. 530, a Phased Development at 7000 Melrick Place under Bylaw No. 529. The property owners, Janet Nosworthy and David Clark have agreed to enter into the agreement for a period of ten years. The Phased Development Agreement provides for the assignment of the agreement to a subsequent owner of the land, and the conditions under which the assignment may occur. The nature of the development that is the subject of phased development agreement is that: 1. The amenities to be provided are one or more of the following: parks and trail development, waterfront walkway, affordable housing, open space (in addition to statutory park dedications), day care facilities (not for profit), public art, park equipment, ALR acquisitions, community gardens, parking structures, performing arts facility, green infrastructure, beautification projects, and preservation of heritage structures, having in the aggregate a market value not exceeding $5,000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 28.8 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, in the locations and in accordance with standards approved in writing by the District’s Municipal Planner and Municipal Engineer. 2. Despite section 1 above, The Developer may at the Subdivision stage pay the District $5000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 28.8 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, on the condition that the 20% of these monies is contributed to the District Affordable Housing Reserve Fund and the remainder of the amount paid the District must use only for provision of the amenities to be collected at time of subdivision. SUBJECT PROPERTY MAP File: PLN00926 3. The amenity contribution shall be based on the maximum residential CP 13 density. Affordable housing units and units obtained through density bonus provisions are exempt from the maximum residential density calculations. 2257

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Bylaw No. 531, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Amendment Bylaw (147-15) (For Public Information Only) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 531 is to enlarge the community sewer system service area to include a portion of the parcel located at 7000 Melrick Place.

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The Developer shall at its sole cost design, install, plant and construct the following works, services and other things: (a) A detailed erosion and sediment control plan and grading plan to be submitted to the District for review prior to commencement of any land clearing, grading works and construction on the site; (b) Provide 18m road dedication to accommodate the extension of Brailsford Place and an 18m road dedication to accommodate the extension of Mountain Heights Drive; (c) Costs related to the design and construction of the offsite road improvements as required in the Traffic Impact Assessment report are to be borne by the applicant; (d) Design and construct the Brailsford Place extension within the property (from the west property line to the east property line) to the same standard as the existing road within the neighboring Stone Ridge development; (e) Design and construct the Mountain Heights Drive extension within the property (from the west property line to the east property line) as per the proposed Spiritwood development standard and tie to the existing road within the neighboring Stone Ridge development; (f) All driveways within public property are to be hard surfaced to the property line; (g) Install screening along the east property line from Melrick Place to the Mountain Heights extension to the satisfaction of the Municipal Engineer; (h) Sanitary sewerage is to be provided at Service Level 2. 7000 Melrick Place is to be included in the Sewer Specified Area prior to zoning bylaw adoption; (i) Prior to finalizing the rezoning process the applicant, at their cost, is to coordinate with the District of Sooke for the completion of a sewer serviceability study to review the capacity of downstream sewers. The costs related to upgrading/installing the downstream system, if required, will be borne by the applicant; (j) Sanitary sewerage is to be designed and constructed as per the Sewer serviceability study; (k) A Qualified Environmental Professional will determine at time of development permit (prior to land clearing & grading works) whether a Riparian Areas Regulation Assessment Report is needed. (l) A qualified (able to hold permits through the Archaeology Branch), consulting archaeologist must be engaged prior to any major land altering activities to determine if development activities are likely to impact unknown archaeological sites. If the archaeologist determines that development activities will not impact any archaeological deposits, then a site alteration permit is not required.

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Cont’d from page 11 about what you did, you can take comfort in the idea that the young deer that died so painfully, because of your actions, feels nothing but regret for interfering with your day. Vivien Greig Sooke

LETTERS Thrift store is not a refuse dump

Sleeping sound The sewer fee increase is a direct cost of giving EPCOR a $350,000 raise last year. I said at the time that the sewer was losing money and no increase should have been given to EPCOR for it. Be extra thankfull that a 21-year agreement was defeated and we are only paying this increase for five years. As for the last council... at least Bev and I can sleep at night on this one. Herb Haldane Sooke

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This is a photo of the garbage dumped at the local St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at month’s end. It is illegal to dump garbage and cameras are on site. One person was arrested for rummaging through the refuse. If caught, the dumpers could be charged. space and heritage lands through out British Columbia at a time when the provincial government is not interested. This young volunteer organization over extended its capacity. In the last four months a new board of director has been hard at work to reorganize on a sound financial

base. Here on south Vancouver Island the CRD Park’s land acquisition policy rendered it unable to make an outlay of the amount required to purchase major properties. It needed the partnership with TLC to provide financing. Sooke residents are major benefi-

ciaries from this partnership gaining Ayum Creek, Harbour View, Sooke Potholes, and a further 932 hectares of land from TimberWest above the potholes. In March 2010 a partnership of TLC, CRD and the Juan De Fuca Electoral Area secured 2,347 hectares; from Western Forest Prod-

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ucts including; Jordon River Sandcut Beach, Potholes property and lands in the Sooke Hills. How “Wild by Nature“ would Sooke be with out these lands? TLC volunteers worked to reduce the cost of these lands to CRD taxpayers obtaining grants and donations from nature trusts, federal and provincial agencies, corporate donors and thousands of private individuals. Shaw Communications alone contributed $600,000 towards the development of the 55 hectare Sooke Potholes Regional Park; hundreds of thousands more came from families including major sums from Talaricos and Campbells. The video of the discussion of agenda item B-5 at the meeting of District of Sooke council Oct. 9, 2012 indicates that the decision to withhold charitable status from TLC was largely based on the impression that there is a lack of public access to the TLC property at Sooke Potholes. I will be happy to meet Sooke council-

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Make the tough decision Open letter to mayor and council: I have been thinking a lot about the Bike Skills Park proposal and I believe we need to go back to the drawing board and prioritize our goals. We have soccer fields which are in such a sad state in the winter that visiting teams threaten to leave and not play in the ‘lake.’ We have hundreds of children and adults using the soccer fields. There are children from five years of age and up. These teams are an enormous economic benefit to our community, as well as soccer is an excellent and relatively safe sport for mobility and coordination We also have a shortage of baseball fields in the summer for the many local teams of children five and up to adults and visiting teams who also bring

LETTERS economic benefit as well as the team building and skills for children. We have a local water park and a skateboard park. The skateboard park is also used by local cyclists living on the edge. This park needs better lighting and some work as well. I know a local woman, worked with young people and local merchants to paint and clean up the skateboard park but who is to maintain it? This was also built by local volunteers and organizations. Police frequent the park as it is often used for undesirable uses. Perhaps at some time a bike skills park could be added to the skateboard park with adequate lighting and some supervision. Many mountain bikers and skill and thrill seeking cyclists are using Harborview Park for their enjoyment. Harborview is listed on the South Island Mountain Biking website with a full map of trails and jumps etc. It is wonderful and a great place for those cycling enthusiasts. We have a park in the center of Sooke which accommodates all users, ages and groups. Walk your dog, ride your bike through, push the stroller through

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Community Global issues link EMCS students to Africa Annual buffet Nov. 15 Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

Edward Milne community school culinary students will be cooking and serving for a good cause at their Annual Class Buffet on Nov. 15. “The big feature this year is we’re fundraising for villages in Kenya,” said EMCS culinary arts teacher, Pia Carroll. The dinner will include a silent auction, which will raise money to purchase large water tanks for Narok, Kenya and surrounding villages. Proceeds will also be used to fund antiretrovirals for HIV and other basic necessities like food. Funds from the event will be given to the Victoria International Development Education, which will earmark the money for its associated organization, Positively Africa. “They make sure the money goes right to the place in Africa,” Carroll said. According to Carroll, working with Positively Africa has given students a direct link to global issues outside of the community. “It’s been, really, an advantage for the kids to learn about what’s going on in the world

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Students from the EMCS culinary arts program have been fundraising to buy large water tanks for villages in Kenya. instead of just Sooke,” Carroll said. “This is much more tangible because they’re working with their hands and they’re going to help people survive and have a healthier life by having fresh water in the villages.” Grade 12 culinary arts student, Joseph Rudasill, said working with Positively Africa has been rewarding. “I feel really special doing this because we’re helping people so far away who need help getting just water. They

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There will be something on the menu for everyone, including gluten-free and vegetarian friendly items. There will be a total of 65 culinary arts students involved, working as cooks or servers. Carroll said the event allows students to exhibit their talent and demonstrates the various capacities they can work in the food industry -- from cruise ships to hotels to small restaurants. “I love it because it invites their families, their aunts and uncles and granddads and grandparents to come in and see what they’re doing,” she said. Tickets are $25, and are available at the EMCS school office or program office. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Upper Commons area of the high school. For more information on Positively Africa, visit: www.positivelyafrica.org/


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012- SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Awareness video tracks pipeline, talks to people Q&A session to follow screening The Northern Gateway Pipeline Project (in case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years) is a proposal by Calgary’s Enbridge Corporation to construct a 1,170 kilometer oil pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. The pipeline would cross 733 watercourses and bring supertankers to B.C.’s pristine North Coast for the first time ever. On Nov. 14 Awareness Film Night will be screening the film On The Line. In the summer of 2010, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his

friend Todd McGowan biked, hiked, rafted and kayaked the GPS track of that proposed pipeline. Through the voices of people they meet along the way, their rough and tumble journey reveals the severe risks and consequences associated with this $5.5 billion mega project. According to an article by Joyce Nelson in the October CCPA Monitor, “on August 26 the Canadian Press reported that the Northern Gateway spill-response plan filed by Enbridge with the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel deals only with conventional oil, not specifically with the dilbit (diluted bitumen)

that the proposed pipeline will carry.” Dilbit is more caustic to pipelines and much more difficult and expensive to clean up than conventional oil spills. In fact, when an Enbridge pipeline spilled 20,000 barrels of dilbit into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010, officials there soon found out that there is no plan currently developed for cleaning up a dilbit spill and “after 2 years of extensive dredging of the river bed, blobs of bitumen reportedly are still sitting on the bottom of the Kalamazoo.” Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative, based in Victoria, will be in attendance to lead the post-screening discussion and answer ques-

tions about plans for oil and dilbit pipelines in B.C. Celine grew up in rural North Eastern B.C. and earned a degree in Anthropology from UBC Okanagan. She began working for the Dogwood in 2009 and is “unfalteringly devoted

to building power in communities and empowering individuals” across the province she calls home. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Edward Milne Community School theatre. Admission is by donation.

Aviva Community Fund helps fund projects

For years Phyllis Lisonek has been making dolls. Not your usual run-of-the-mill dolls, but dolls which serve a purpose. Dollyloops Smiles are hand-made dolls which support children and alleviate fears through play therapy. The dolls are most often used and were designed for children who are dealing with medical procedures. The dolls allow them to use play as a way of expressing what they may be feeling. Now Lisonek wants to spread the experience to families for free. She put an idea forward to Aviva Canada and with the votes coming her way she is onto the second round. The way this works is that people register on the Aviva community fund website and vote for the project they want to receive money

Submitted photo

Kyle and the Dollyloop gang. from the fund. Lisonek is seeking $150,000 but she needs to get to the semi-finals first. “I need people voting every day, that’s the way it builds up,” said Lisonek. She said registering is easy and tales a few minutes but once registered it is easy to vote. “Voting for the second round of the competition ended on Nov. 5. They will announce 30 new semi finalists a few days later. The semi finalists, along with every other idea in the competition, then has the opportunity to build up their votes

2. What are your favourite Sooke things? Thirteen years and a travel consultant here for twelve years.

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in round three which begins Nov. 12. and runs to Nov 26. People can then vote daily until Nov. 26. Our points are increased every time people comment on my idea, Share and Like it on Facebook Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I find Facebook is the best way for me to keep people updated on the Status of Dollyloop in the competition. If people would like to join Dollyloop on

Facebook they will find my page under Phyllis Dixon Lysionek. Any ideas to help promote Dollyloop in the third round of the competition is more then welcome,” said Lisonek. The mission statement of Aviva: 2011 marks year three of the Aviva Community Fund – and we’re offering another $1 million to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Whether it’s a project that will help get atrisk youth off the street and back into schools or other ways to extend a helping hand to those in need, the Aviva Community Fund enables all Canadians to not only submit a cause but also become actively involved in making change happen. For more information go to: www.avivacommunityfund.org

Learn more at a Tuesday info session:

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Awareness video tracks pipeline, talks to people Q&A session to follow screening The Northern Gateway Pipeline Project (in case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years) is a proposal by Calgary’s Enbridge Corporation to construct a 1,170 kilometer oil pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. The pipeline would cross 733 watercourses and bring supertankers to B.C.’s pristine North Coast for the first time ever. On Nov. 14 Awareness Film Night will be screening the film On The Line. In the summer of 2010, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his

friend Todd McGowan biked, hiked, rafted and kayaked the GPS track of that proposed pipeline. Through the voices of people they meet along the way, their rough and tumble journey reveals the severe risks and consequences associated with this $5.5 billion mega project. According to an article by Joyce Nelson in the October CCPA Monitor, “on August 26 the Canadian Press reported that the Northern Gateway spill-response plan filed by Enbridge with the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel deals only with conventional oil, not specifically with the dilbit (diluted bitumen)

that the proposed pipeline will carry.” Dilbit is more caustic to pipelines and much more difficult and expensive to clean up than conventional oil spills. In fact, when an Enbridge pipeline spilled 20,000 barrels of dilbit into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010, officials there soon found out that there is no plan currently developed for cleaning up a dilbit spill and “after 2 years of extensive dredging of the river bed, blobs of bitumen reportedly are still sitting on the bottom of the Kalamazoo.” Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative, based in Victoria, will be in attendance to lead the post-screening discussion and answer ques-

tions about plans for oil and dilbit pipelines in B.C. Celine grew up in rural North Eastern B.C. and earned a degree in Anthropology from UBC Okanagan. She began working for the Dogwood in 2009 and is “unfalteringly devoted

to building power in communities and empowering individuals” across the province she calls home. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Edward Milne Community School theatre. Admission is by donation.

Aviva Community Fund helps fund projects

For years Phyllis Lisonek has been making dolls. Not your usual run-of-the-mill dolls, but dolls which serve a purpose. Dollyloops Smiles are hand-made dolls which support children and alleviate fears through play therapy. The dolls are most often used and were designed for children who are dealing with medical procedures. The dolls allow them to use play as a way of expressing what they may be feeling. Now Lisonek wants to spread the experience to families for free. She put an idea forward to Aviva Canada and with the votes coming her way she is onto the second round. The way this works is that people register on the Aviva community fund website and vote for the project they want to receive money

Submitted photo

Kyle and the Dollyloop gang. from the fund. Lisonek is seeking $150,000 but she needs to get to the semi-finals first. “I need people voting every day, that’s the way it builds up,” said Lisonek. She said registering is easy and tales a few minutes but once registered it is easy to vote. “Voting for the second round of the competition ended on Nov. 5. They will announce 30 new semi finalists a few days later. The semi finalists, along with every other idea in the competition, then has the opportunity to build up their votes

2. What are your favourite Sooke things? Thirteen years and a travel consultant here for twelve years.

What’s your travel specialty? Sun (especially MEXICO) and of course Disneyland!

Book a

SUN or DISNEY package this week and Wood Travel and Cruise will pay for your passport photos!

250-642-6311

3. What are your business goals? 4. Is there a specialty that you wish to tell Sooke about? 5. Do you have a special to offer your customers?

Offer Valid for the Months of October and November, 2012

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We join in remembrance of those who fought for our freedom

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in round three which begins Nov. 12. and runs to Nov 26. People can then vote daily until Nov. 26. Our points are increased every time people comment on my idea, Share and Like it on Facebook Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I find Facebook is the best way for me to keep people updated on the Status of Dollyloop in the competition. If people would like to join Dollyloop on

Facebook they will find my page under Phyllis Dixon Lysionek. Any ideas to help promote Dollyloop in the third round of the competition is more then welcome,” said Lisonek. The mission statement of Aviva: 2011 marks year three of the Aviva Community Fund – and we’re offering another $1 million to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Whether it’s a project that will help get atrisk youth off the street and back into schools or other ways to extend a helping hand to those in need, the Aviva Community Fund enables all Canadians to not only submit a cause but also become actively involved in making change happen. For more information go to: www.avivacommunityfund.org

Learn more at a Tuesday info session:

QUESTIONS

Regular Council Meeting Public Hearing – 2150 & 7000 Melrick Place Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

WHAT’S NEW AT THE DISTRICTCHECK IT OUT! At www.sooke.ca

250 858-4994

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Vote for local entrepreneur Sooke News Mirror

We are offering a 2x7 full process ad for only $100.00 Black and White available for $ 75.00 Answer 3 of these 5 short questions about your business and call Joan or Rod 250-642-5752.

New Zoning Bylaw Open House Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Presentations at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Council Chambers

www.sookenewsmirror.com

Pirjo Raits

Tell The Community About Yourself

Upcoming Public Meetings

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca

&KLURSUDFWLF

Promote Your Business In Sooke

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

Emergency Preparedness Open House Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm Council Chambers

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Dog owners can skip the puppy eye routine when they leave for work with the opening of a doggy day care in town. Tricia Lawrence is opening up a doggy day care and boarding facility called You Had Me at Woof on Nov. 5. At five years old, Lawrence knew she wanted to work with animals -- particularly as a veterinarian. Now, as an adult, she’s traded her animal doctor dream to work and play with man’s best friend. “My dream was to open my own business that had to do with dogs. I wasn’t sure sort of what route I wanted to go and I decided that Sooke should have a doggy day care,” she said. Lawrence, who has been working with dogs over the last five years, is knowledgeable of dog training and has a canine first aid certification. “I just finished a ninemonth apprenticeship with a dog trainer so I could get a bunch of knowledge on how they work and think and play together,” she said. She believes there will be a need for a

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Tyson, right, and Oti play in the large outdoor area of You Had me at Woof. doggy boarding house in Sooke with the surge of dog owners moving to the area. “I think it’s a pretty big market, everyone pretty much has a dog if not two,” she said. “A lot of the people that are building out here and moving out here usually work in Victoria, so they’re gone all day and if they have a dog, what’s that dog doing all day?” You Had Me at Woof will have a 750 sq. foot indoor area and a large

fenced yard for dogs to run and play. The dogs will also be taken on daily walks and hikes around Sooke, including the Galloping Goose Trail and Harbourview Regional Park. “There’s tons of places to go around here,” Lawrence said. In the future, Lawrence hopes to build an outdoor jungle gym for the dogs and introduce grooming services and dog training. In order to qualify,

dogs will have to have their core vaccines and undergo and temperament exam to evaluate their sociability. Dogs can be boarded for half or full days. If the dog is boarded overnight it includes a full day of day care. The day care is located on 5715 Sooke Rd, in the old Esso gas station building. To book a spot at the day care, or more more information, contact sookedog@hotmail. com.

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The Poppy Flag is flying and fluttering in the breeze at the flagpole at the municipal hall in Sooke. The flag itself only symbolizes the poppy, which in turn symbolizes Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. The Canadian federal government proclaimed November 11 as Remembrance Day in 1931. It was on November 11 in 1918, that the Armistace was signed, ending the First World War. Later it became Canada’s day to honour those who died while serving their country in the Second World War, the Korean War as well as those conflicts such as the Gulf War, the conflict in Bosnia Herzegovinia and most recently Afghanistan. The poppy received international attention in Canadian Doctor Lieutenant Colonel John McRae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields.� The poppy was originally worn as a symbol of Remembrance by an American woman Moira Michael, who as a YMCA canteen worker, wore a poppy in memory of the millions who died during World War I. In

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Local Sooke Sea Cadet, PO1 Jillian Fulton takes part in the presentation of the first poppy of the 2012 Legion poppy campaign in B.C. to the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour Steven Point. From left to right: PO1 Jillian Fulton, PO1 White of HMCS Algonquin, His Honour Steven Point and Major Campbell, Aide-de-Camp.

1921, a French woman, Madame Guerin learned of the custom and decided to use the proceeds from handmade poppies to assist destitute children in her war ravaged country.

In turn, she convinced Canadian veterans to adopt the poppy as this country’s symbol of Remembrance. The first poppies appeared in Canada in 1921 and in 1926 the

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Royal Canadian Legion assumed responsibility for their distribution. Tom Lott, chair of the Poppy Committee, said each year they raise between $15,000 and $20,000,which is in turn donated to various causes. “We suppor t veterans as much as we can,� he said. Lott mentioned three programs supported in part by the sale of poppies. One is a veteran’s transition program which helps deal with

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome; another is a program at BCIT which helps veterans train when they have no salable skills; and the last is support for “lost� veterans who may end up on the streets. The support now goes mostly to younger veterans as those who served in the World Wars are becoming fewer in number with each passing year. The Poppy Campaign ends on Nov. 10. The Candlelight Vigil takes place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10, and the Remembrance Day parade to the Legion and laying of wreaths at the cenotaph begins at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

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Chicken three ways With winter rain and shorter days upon us we look for the comfort of good local foods to give healthy nutrition to our families. Roast chicken The purchase today will be: a fine, fat chicken which has been grain fed and ranged. We will need: fresh (dried) parsley and sage, celery or celeriac, 1 small onion, stale bread (1/2

loaf whole wheat). First, have the chicken thawed if frozen, or a fresh chicken. Wash it in cold water and remove any pin feathers, let it drain while preparing the dressing. Cut 1/2 loaf of whole wheat bread into smaller squares, set aside. Heat one cup of water. Saute, chopped celery, onion with the giblets if you desire. Add to the bread crumbs, with hot water, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and sage. Mix well and put into the chicken cavity, making sure you have removed the neck and giblets. Rub a little sunflower

oil over the chicken and add a little salt and pepper to the chicken. Put in roasting pan with lid and into a heated oven at 350’ F. ( 5 pound chicken approx. 3 hours.) The chicken is done when you push down the leg easily without resistance. Use a thermometer is you are not sure. Lift the chicken from the roasting pan onto the cutting board. You will have a fine juice at the bottom of the pan. You may also have some lovely potatoes and a vegetable such as local carrots, peas, or beans. Add 1 cup of the water from the cooked vegetables to your chicken broth and save the rest of the water in another pot for later. Bring the broth to a boil and add 1/8 cup flour mixed with 1/2

sans and crafters. Nov. 18 Shirley Craft Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shirley Hall. Nov. 23-25 All Sooke Arts & Crafts Fair Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Sheilds Road, 80 vendors, local art-

ists, food, fun. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Dec. 1 T’Sou-ke Art Group Christmas Sale, Band hall, 2154 Lazzar Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out and support local artists and craftspeople.

meal of leftovers. There should be enough broth for both. Leftover vegetables may be added to the broth for soup with some egg drop noodles made with two farm fresh eggs, beaten with a pinch of salt and 1tbsp. of flour beaten well and dropped into the boiling broth. You may freeze this for another day. Chicken sandwiches There may also be cold chicken for sandwiches for school the next day. One fivepound chicken can feed the family of four for three days or more. Look for more recipes to follow. If you have any questions on how to cook local produce available at the markets please email Ellen at mrslewersfarmhouse@ shaw.ca

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cup water and stir with a whisk until dissolved and the broth is thickened. You now have lovely gravy for your mashed potatoes and roast chicken. While this is cooking, carve the chicken and remove the meat from the bones. Chicken soup chicken bones vegetable water from cooked vegetables leftover vegetables egg noodles 2 eggs salt 1 tbsp. flour Drop these bones into the leftover vegetable water and add a little more if necessary and leave this to cook on low with a lid, while you enjoy your chicken dinner. This broth will be your chicken soup or may be added to your chicken stew and dumplings for the next CARPET CLEANING • ROOF DE-MOSSING

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What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed November 7 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Nascar 7:30 p.m. Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30 p.m. Ladies darts - 12 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Meeting upstairs at Village Market Foods starting at 7 p.m. For more info, contact Allan at 250-642-7520. 2nd ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST To register, please call 778425-2529 from Nov. 1-23. There is limited spaces, and the houses will be on display Dec. 1-14 at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort & Covention Centre lobby.

Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Fri. Thurs. November 11 November 12 November 13 November 9 November 10 November 8 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage at 7 p.m. A SHORT COURSE IN SPACE STUDIES Free lecture at EMCS from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 250-6425211 to register. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Preschool Storytime, a literacy program for children, aged 3-5, is held at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 250-6423022.

ROYAL CANADIAN 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. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Babytime, an early literacy program for infants aged 0-18 months, is held at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 250-6423022.

REMEMBRANCE DAY CANDLE VIGIL At the Sooke Legion, 6 p.m. Sooke Legion meat draw at 3 p.m.

REMEMBRANCE DAY Ceremony at Sooke Legion cenotaph begins at 11 a.m. SHIRLEY COUNTRY MARKET

BABY TALK 2012 Preparing for Toddlerhood At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m.

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West Coast Family Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 25. SOOKE WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT MEETING At the Sooke Harbour House at 7 p.m. in the Potlach Room. Call Mary at 250-646-2554 or Phoebe at 250-642-4342.

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The Sooke Firefighter’s Association is currently fundraising to send local firefighters to Boquete, Panama to provide training in March 2013. According to Ben Temple, Sooke volunteer firefighter, the association hopes to send four or six firefighters from the region to train firefighters in Boquete, Panama. “I think it’s going to be wonderful. It’s going to be a great opportunity not only for us to do some training, but for us to see how departments in other countries function and operate, and the challenges that they are faced with,� he said. Although still to be determined, Temple said training will focus on team management and victim extraction for motor vehicle incidents, and wildland interface fires -- fires that encroach on the

town site and surrounding coffee plantations. “The ability to teach them how to deal with wildland interface fires will be key,� he said. It will cost $1,500 to $2,000 to send one firefighter to Boquete, and the association has raised about $2,400. The firefighters currently have the following fundraising initiatives on-the-go: From Nov. 7-27, Western Foods will be donating a portion of sales from specific items to the firefighters’ Boquete fund. A similar fundraising initiative with Village Food Markets is being planned for the New Year. The launch of a crowd funding website, Indiegogo, to solicit online donations. Check out the website here: www. indiegogo.com/fraternidad-de-bomberos. Each donor will be recognized for their contribution. “We’re offering things like signed photographs of the group that goes

down and the group that is in Boquete, and t-shirts. And recognition of our contributors on the t-shirts that we wear down there,� Temple said. There is also the possibility of a social event with food, drink and entertainment at the firefighter’s lounge. Throughout the summer, firefighters held car washes and hosted movie nights to fundraise, and Temple said community reaction for the project was positive. “When people learned about what we’re doing, they were super impressed, and real enthusiastic about it and happy to help.� The international training project will be a first for the Sooke Firefighter’s Association, and it is one they hope to continue into the future. “We hope it’s going to be an ongoing thing. Every couple of years we’ll send a group from the Sooke Firefighter’s

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WOOLLEY, Irene A kind, wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Irene was born December 24, 1923 and left us peacefully October 26, 2012 at her second home Ayre Manor. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie (1997), sisters and brother. Survived by her daughter Anne and son in law Mike who were always there for her, son Mark, her special granddaughters Michaela (John), Meredith (Bill), Lyndsay (Spencer) and Michelle (Todd). More loved and precious to her were her great grandchildren Cashe, Lola, WolďŹ e, and newest addition Cohen. They were her world. Special thanks to Dr. Ellen Anderson, who was always there for mom, her amazing caregivers Pat, Nancy, Wendy, Shirley and others at Ayre Manor. No service by request. In memory of Irene donations be made to Sooke Hospice or Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society 6764 Ayre Rd., Sooke BC, V9Z 1K1 Condolences can be left at www.earthsoption.com

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Our lives were richer and the world brighter for his being. Bill was born in Scotland and that will be his ďŹ nal resting place in the hills overlooking Cove and Loch Long. Bill attended Glasgow/Strathclyde University, where he earned his PHD in Pharmacology. He retired to Sooke from the University of Alberta, where he was a world renowned and respected teacher, professor and researcher. Bill was an avid bagpiper, gardener, model train enthusiast, Presbyterian, history buff, reader, news junkie, volunteer and traveler but mostly he a family man, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, nephew and brother as well as a true friend to all who knew him. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his sense of humor kindness, wit and wisdom. My dearest Bill you were surrounded by love in life and you gave so much to so many. You are forever safe in my heart. A memorial for Bill will be held on November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Sooke with reception to follow. A hearty welcome to all who knew him. In lieu of owers donations can be made in his name to the charity of your choice. Alternatively, Bill enjoyed his associations with the Knox Presbyterian Church and the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society - envelops will be made available at the service.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorene. She was predeceased by the love of her life Leonard who she was with for 63 years. She leaves behind daughters, Wendy Hales (Ken), Susan Pliszka (John), Brenda Hay, and son Donald Jones (Stephanie). Grandchildren, Becky (Kevin), Gillian, Lindsay, Nichole, Meghan (Jed), David (Crystal), Kyle (Kirsten), and ďŹ ve great grandchildren, brother Kendal Sisson, sister Muriel, sister in law, Vivien, brother in law, Gary and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her twin brother, Donald, brothers Gabe, Dick, Bob, sisters Greta and Marion (Stan). Dorene was born and raised in Dutchess, Alberta, she moved to Sooke in 1946 to be with her sister Marion and husband Stan. She met Stan’s twin brother Len, and they married in1947. They were both proud to be part of the Sooke community and Mom spent countless hours working for the Community Association and numerous other community organizations. Mom’s was most proud of her family and always gave all of herself to her children and grandchildren. Summers at the Enchanted Forest, May 24th at China Beach, Nana Buns, Quilts, the list is endless of the things she did without reservation for us all. She taught us the true meaning of family and unconditional love; a wonderful gift she gave each one of us. In lieu of owers please donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring Staff at VGH 4 South, Dr. E. Anderson, and the wonderful caring staff at Mom’s most recent home, Ayre Manor.

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Save our green space I am also extremely concerned that the council is is considering allowing a bike skills park to be built on John Phillips Memorial Park. Sooke missed out on a great opportunity to purchase the entire ALR property some years ago, and then later compounded its error by allowing a development company to re-zone more than half of the land to build wall-to-wall housing (on the back-burner for now, but clearly a future plan) with the pay-off that Sooke would be “given” parkland on the East side of the road. Now even that is to be covered with trails, hazards, jumps and opened up to fast and risky cycling. What would Vancouver be without Stanley Park, Victoria without Beacon Hill Park, New York with-

LETTERS out Central Park... and the list goes on. Please have some vision for the future and preserve that remaining green space as the heart of our town. Surely there must be other areas which would be more suitable for a bike park. Anne Porter Sooke

Plan will devastate JPM park Anyone who has an interest about the construction of the Bike Skills Park at John Phillips Memorial Park must see ValmontBikeParks.com by Alpine Bike Parks, the partner in funding/ building and design with the local bike club.

My initial assumptions were completely wrong. The plan the organizers need to present to council and the public must include photos of the intended end result over the expected fiveyear development. This is more than trails for specific skill development. It is a complete devastation of what the park currently is. The online photos and video speak for themselves. While the president of the clubs said there is “no intention to bulldoze the area flat,” the areas are stripped of grass, soil displaced and truckloads more brought in. There is no resemblance to a nature setting. This is a development for bikes. Period. The key points that make this appear as the positive step for

the community are the intent to remove blackberry and broom. Replace them with native trees and shrubs. Expand trails for nonbike users. Install picnic tables and a washroom. Seems to me that these are measures that should be the initiative of council, enhancement for public use. The bike group’s association with forward thinking group Sooke Slow Food Cycle and desire to rely on volunteers to move this ahead in order to provide a recreational destination for youth, is a strong selling platform. People may have little empathy for the quality of life and property value decline for the immediate neighbourhood but Sooke is not growing more parks. Take a walk to all four corners in this park

after watching ValmontBikeParks.com and see if you still feel the same. While the kids, parents and grandparents shown were engaged in what amenities there were, I wondered at what cost? The video showed houses directly on the boundary with no landscape to protect privacy. Whatever species of wildlife that has a home were gone. At a glance our park may not look like there is a lot going on, but the tree frogs, birds and deer would argue that. People who enjoy it would argue preserve it for what it offers now. It’s easy to tune out other people’s opinions so let you decision be based on the “before” face of our park and the “after” intended by the Sooke Bike Club and developer. I personally want a destination for true park-like activities. Carmen Neumann Sooke

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Parks and open space for everyone needed in town centre scape Architects to see if they would provide a preliminary landscape plan to attach to the application, for a cost of no more than $2,000. Thus the plan that is being used today, dated November, 2006, was prepared simply to present to the province in an effort to win a grant for the park. At the same August meeting, members of the John Phillips Memorial Park Trust Committee were appointed. One appointed member voiced her concern as to the role of the committee, in light of the hiring of a consultant to prepare a design for the 2010 Olympic grant application. In November, 2006, council moved to accept the report from the Trust Committee; to authorize staff to proceed with an RFP for a Landscape Architect for the Park; and for council to include the Parents for Play Water Park in the design for the park. That was the only project named in the resolution. With the exception of Open Houses for the Parks and Trails Plan, and for the OCP, the subject of John Phillips Memorial Park never came to the public until March 26, 2012, when it suddenly became

the most urgent piece of business this council ever encountered. It is not possible to detail the problems with the process that has followed. It has been nothing but inexplicable. Staff has proudly presented both the Parks and Trails Master Plan and the Official Community Plan as supporting the bike park. There are enough nonsupportive statements in both documents to negate the claims made by staff. As an example, in the Parks and Trails Plan this statement is made with reference to the conceptual plan put forth by the Trust Committee: ‘The completed conceptual plan should be reviewed and plans for the park confirmed.’ That is all we ask! On Oct. 9, 2012, council voted to enter into a Licence of Occupation Agreement with the Sooke Bike Club, a move that was rescinded on Oct. 22, with a great deal of apologetic verbiage, and a guarantee that the bike park was still a go, once the process was laundered. The Licence of Occupation presented on Oct. 9, was not a valid document. It was a ’fill in the blanks template’, brought forward to keep the process racing ahead. In order to

have the bike club provide necessary information, Councillor Kasper moved to grant them $3,600. It seems they were unable to provide information without the expenditure. To this point, there has been no application, no details of the financial resources available to the bike club, no information as to their affiliation with other groups, and no lack of certainty that they are entitled to our parkland and to proceed as they wish. Once again the question: ‘What is driving this process?’ John Phillips Memorial Park belongs to those who fought for its preservation, those whose memory we celebrate, those who reside here today, and those who will come in the future. It is not an entity that elected persons can expropriate using the power granted to them by the people. How many of those who sit at the council table today, would be there if they had presented the destruction of this park as part of their election platform? Gail Hall Sooke

Annual Water Main Cleaning Western Communities A water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford and View Royal between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619. In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

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The covenant reserved the lands for recreational activities, such as golf courses, archery ranges, race tracks, and the like. There is no question that removal of the covenant was fought long and hard by a strong majority. In April, 2005, by a vote of four to three, the covenant was lifted. Former mayor, Janet Evans, spoke of the difficult decision, and said her vote was determined by our need to have parks and open space in the town core; that this was an opportunity to acquire 19 acres without cost; and it would become our Stanley Park. Today as we look back, it seems clear that without the strong and unyielding opposition, there would be no John Phillips Park. The developers would have given the required five per cent, likely along Nott Brook on the south side, and the rest would have residential zoning on it. It pays to remember that the removed covenant was a recreation covenant. In August, 2005, council passed a resolution to forward an application to the province for a Live Sites Program grant for the creation of a public space for the park; and to contact Small and Rossell Land-

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If the proposal to allow a bike skills park on John Phillips Memorial Park gets the green light from Mayor Milne and his council, one question will have to be answered.That question is simply this: ‘What is driving this process? Not since the former council and their determination to have a 21-year deal with EPCOR, have we seen a process as biased, as mismanaged, and as inexplicable as the one before us. Our elected representatives cannot bring themselves to say or do anything that might have a negative tinge, without apologizing and assuring the proponents that they have 100 per cent support from council. For some of us the situation has a strange background. Rezoning of the golf course property was sought in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Opposition was united, with public hearings having the largest attendance of any ever held in Sooke. Finally, approval was granted for a residential subdivision on the south side of Otter Point Road, with a parkland dedication of the land on the north side. In order for the development to proceed, the removal of a 1983 covenant was required.

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On 11 November 2012 between 10:45 am and 11:00 am the following road closures will be in effect: The Provincial Public Highway 14 (Sooke Road) between Evergreen Plaza and Otter Point Road; Otter Point Road between Sooke Road and Eustace Road; and Eustace Road from Otter Point Road up to and including Branch 54 Property. The road closure will permit the Legion to orchestrate a parade commemorating Remembrance Day 11 November. MOT and Infrastructure (Saanich Area Office) Sooke Bylaw No. 67 Traffic and Highways Bylaw 202. Contact Number 250-642-2052.


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Sooke man competes in eight triathlons Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

Danny Eddy, better known around town as ‘Boone,’ participated in eight triathlons this year, and made it to the podium in every event. Among the eight sporting events are the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah and four out of five Subaru triathlons, including Sooke, Shawnigan Lake, Elk Lake and Banff. Eddy had a special honour at the Subaru Banff Triathlon on Sept. 8, when he was presented with his gold medal by trampolinist Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only Olympic gold medalist from the London Games. He earned the gold medal in the Super Sprint category (300 m swim, 12 km bike and 5 km run) for his age category. “Oh, wow, what do you say, eh?” Eddy said of the experience. “She had her medal there, it was pretty cool.” The 64-year-old made a drastic transformation seven years ago, when he shed 60 pounds and abandoned his ball playing, beer drinking ways. He came down with a cold, and lost his appetite, causing him to lose weight.

And when the weight started falling off, Eddy seized the opportunity and began running. “I saw some weight going off, so I thought ‘Oh, lets take some (more weight) off.’ It was a good thing, maybe.” The avid and accomplished triathlete has been competing ever since. Now he trains with Sooke’s triathlon club, Team X, from October to the first triathlon event of the year, which is usually April. If he’s not training, he’s exercising on his own initiative, going on bike rides, doing laps in the pool and going for nightly runs. Eddy said what he likes about triathlons is that they keep him in shape and challenge his body. “I like the health part of it... it’s good for the body.” Eddy, who classifies himself as an ‘Old Sooke boy’ was born and raised in the area. He will be turning 65 in March, which means he’ll be moving up an age group, and possibly on to a more challenging event category. “This year I plan on doing some Olympic distances, so that should be good,” he said. “IfeelI’minprettygood shape, so why not?”

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Danny ‘Boone’ Eddy, was presented with his gold medal at the Subaru Banff Triathlon by Canada’s only Olympic gold medalist from the London Games, trampolinist Rosie MacLennan on Sept. 8.

✪ SEAPARC Snippets TESSA WIRTANEN

We would like to congratulate 7 year old Tessa Wirtanen for being nominated as a SEAPARC STAR. Tessa is a grade two student at Ecole Poirier where she is in the French Immersion Program. She is bilingual and says that she would like to learn to speak Chinese someday as well as French and English. Her favourite thing about school is Choir, we were told that she sings all the time and her Mom fondly refers to her as a “sing-a-ling”. Swimming is her favourite sport but she likes watching hockey and soccer too. Tessa is described as being an artistic young lady who loves to make pictures and give them to friends and family. At home, Tessa likes playing with her many “stuffies”, colouring, watching TV and playing on the trampoline with her big brother Noah. She also likes helping with the animals, telling us that she feeds the chickens and helps with the goats, fish, dogs and cats. Tessa likes to visit her relatives in Quebec and Fredericton and has also travelled to Edmonton. She loves hiking and going to the beaches. Tessa is not afraid to swim in the ocean and has done so in both the Pacific and the Atlantic. We were told that Tessa loves her Granny & Pops and has a great time when she visits them and her cousins Maeve & Sylvie. She likes playing “Granny Monster” and added that when Granny has things to do Pops steps in and they play “Pops Monster” instead! Tessa wants to be a veterinarian like her Dad when she grows up because she cares a lot about animals and wants to help them when they are sick. She is characterized as being a kind, compassionate and generous little girl who has a funny, silly streak. It was a pleasure talking with Tessa and we would like to thank her for coming in to talk to us.

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NEW SKILLS MEANS NEW OPPORTUNITIES With the BC Jobs Plan, there will be 1,000,000 job openings created by 2020 – 43% will require skilled workers. That’s why we have a plan to ensure British Columbians are first in line for the good jobs being created here at home:  Upgrading equipment and improving access to teachers, so British Columbians get the best skills training.  Matching skills to jobs, and jobs to skills, with the Regional Workforce Tables.  Extending the BC Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit, to help people get the skills they need. It’s about transforming BC’s workforce to meet tomorrow’s opportunities. To learn more, visit: www.bcjobsplan.ca


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The Sooke Minor Hockey Association Midget C Girls defeated the Port Alberni girls 5-3 on Nov. 4 at SEAPARC arena. The Port Alberni team had a quick start to the game with a two goal lead in the second period at 3-1. Sooke’s young players quickly caught up, however, scoring four goals in the third period.



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MINOR HOCKEY ROUND UP Atom C1 Thunderbirds It was a great Sunday for your C1 Atom Thunderbirds winning both games and taking large strides towards playing as a polished team. The first game in the morning ended with a 6-4 win against the Peninsula Eagles at Panorama. The scoring started with a 40 foot laser from the top

of the left circle by Blake Reymerink. The boys quickly built a 5-1 lead before coming complacent and playing very sloppy. If not for the strong defensive play of Jacob Barney, William Couture, Beau Hicks, and Justin Parker the team would have allowed even more odd man rushes, break aways and shots against net minder Connor North

who played very well to keep them in the lead.

Icehawks net. Jordan English flipped one up and over the Victoria netminder and Blake Reymerink rounded up the scoring again. The quick feet and fast skating by Nicholas Anderson, Keefe Monterio and Quinn Macdonald led to many scoring attacks and disruptive defensive playbreaking. Connor North stopped several break aways and strong scoring

Later that day the coaching staff expected more and the boys delivered at home against the Victoria Icehawks. Winning 5-3 the team exhibited good positional play and responsible hockey. Owen Phipps lead the charge with a hat trick as the team had a heavy presence in front of the

chances again anchoring the team enroute to a very good win. Playing the best game of the year to date the team’s fans were impressed with great hockey and the character building exhibited that day. The Hockey Fan

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The junior varsity EMCS Wolverines football team finished their season with a loss to the Ballenas Whalers in Parksville on Oct. 31. The pouring rain and sloppy field made the play suitably scary for Halloween night, with both teams fumbling and slipping through the game. Despite not being overly competitive this season, there is plenty of reason for optimism. Of the 19 players registered, only three were Grade 10s, and, overall, eight were playing their first year of football. This included Gavin Cowper-Dawdy, Jamie Blakeborough, Matt Hancock and Riley Boake who all had strong years and improved greatly over the course of the season. The three grade eights on the roster—Andy Abell, Jordan Schutt and Eddie George—more than held their own against competitors usually two years older than them. All three have come up through the Sooke Seahawks community football pro-

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Sooke Soccer Club Loggers earn victory

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The Loggers, a Division 3 mens’ team, defeated Maynard West 2-1 at Fred Milne Park on Nov. 4. Photo right, Evan Humphries, of the Loggers. Left, Sooke Loggers Player, Justin Clarke. Bottom, Scott Caldwell takes a shot at the net.

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DISTRICT OF SOOKE NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE New Sooke Zoning Bylaw In November 2011, Bylaw No. 500, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2011 (Bylaw 500) was adopted by the District of Sooke. This district-wide zoning bylaw effectively rezoned all of the properties within Sooke. Since its adoption, concerns have been raised that not all property owners were properly notified of changes to the zoning of their property and that of surrounding properties. For this reason, a new zoning bylaw is being prepared. The new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will be very similar to Bylaw 500. Any zoning amendments made to Bylaw 500 since its adoption will be respected. Detailed information on the scope of changes made by Bylaw 500 and which are proposed for reinstatement in the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will be provided to the occupants and owners of property in Sooke as part of the process of preparing the new bylaw. Public reports will be prepared for Council reviewing the setbacks and density in the Manufactured Home Park Zone, discussing the impact of combining commercial zones and clarifying what zones permit community care facilities. The new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will also encompass several other initiatives

already under consideration by Council: New zoning for apartments and It’s the next best thing townhouses in the Town Centre, a reduction of minimum lot sizes in the Rural Day Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT Residential 4 zone, creating an additional marine zone and administrative to being at home with you! It’s the next best thing to being at home with you! 08 02:24 3.9 10:14 8.2 16:22 6.9 19:19 7.2 5715 Sooke Road

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Staff will be in attendance to answer questions. There will be two brief presentations on the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you can not attend this open house, another open house is being planned for December 5th, 2012. You can also attend Council meetings when the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw is being discussed or any public hearings on the matter. You can also contact the District of Sooke directly with your comments at: District of Sooke 2205 Otter Point Road Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2 Phone: (250) 642-1634 Fax: (250) 642-0541 e-mail: info@sooke.ca


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Their seems to be a few coho still hanging around Sooke waters. Anglers venturing out on the weekend were still catching wild and hatchery cohos as well as lots of small shaker size cohos. Which is a good sign for future returns. Now is the time anglers will start targeting winter feeder chinooks which start showing up off the Sooke Bluffs with the trolling towards Otter Point. Try fishing the bottom in 100-plus feet of water for the best results. In years past November is when decent sized winter chinooks in the 10 to 15 pound range are being caught. Best fishing combo is Coyote spoons, J-79

hootchies and squirts or bait anchovies and herring trolled behind a Hot Spot flasher for best results. Local rivers and streams are experiencing good returns of chinook, coho, and chum salmon. Don’t be surprised to see coho return to the smallest creeks and streams in your neighbourhood to spawn. If you want to see the salmon return try the Charters River Salmon Interruptive Centre on Sooke River Road. They have marked out areas where one can view the return of the salmon. Until next time. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic Al Crow photo

Kevin MacCuish with his 45 lb spring salmon caught August 31 of 2012, on his 50th birthday fishing with Al Crow.

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November 07, 2012 edition of the Sooke News Mirror