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Editorial

Alice in Wonderland on stage one more weekend. Page 19

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

TACKLING MUD Page 8

Entertainment

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Tough Mudder world championships.

Sports/stats

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New CAO hired for district

Four adults arrested in drug bust On Nov. 7, at approximately 9 p.m., Sooke RCMP in conjunction with Island District General Investigation Section and Westshore Dog Services executed a search warrant on a residence in the 2000 block of Charters Road. Police seized a quantity of drugs. Three adult males and one adult female who were inside the residence at the time were arrested. One of the suspects attempted to flee from police and was quickly apprehended with the assistance of a police dog. Sooke RCMP continue to investigate. No names will be released as Crown Counsel have not approved charges in this case. Police had no more information as of press time.

Sharron Ho photo

Lest We Forget A Candlelight Vigil was held at the Sooke cenotaph on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Bylaw 500 open house draws concerned residents Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

A number of local residents came to an open house on the proposed Bylaw 500 at Sooke council chambers on Wednesday, Nov. 7. District planner Tracy Olsen spoke to the assembled and explained the reasons for the open house. Apart from the lack of public notification, staff is looking at other issues

which came forward after Bylaw 500 was passed and adopted by council in 2011. It replaced Bylaw 270. Olsen said the bylaw shows significant changes to various zones in Sooke and they are examining some of the impacts of Bylaw 500 on properties. Proposed changes include setbacks and densities in the Manufactired Home Park Zone, a reduction in the minimum lot size in the Rural Residential Zone, as well as deletion

of the CD10 zone. Council will be looking at six options in the Rural Residential Zone. In Sooke there are eight neighbourhoods where there are large blocks of land zoned RU4 which will be affected in varying degrees. There are 178 lots in the RU4 zone, in areas such as Whiffin Spit, Sooke River Road, Kaltasin, Otter Point/Pascoe Roads and Gateway residential. Mayor Wendal Milne said that some of the changes to

the zoning in the town centre were meant to stimulate growth in the core area. He told those in attendance that if their property was affected by the changes, they should “tell us.” “We will try to make people as happy as we can,” he said. “There’s a lot of good work done on Bylaw 500.” He added Bylaw 500 can not be in conflict with the Official Communitiy Plan. “Bylaw 500 will remain intact with minor changes,”

said Milne. Property owners can look on the District of Sooke’s website to ascertain whether their properties are affected by any Bylaw 500 changes. http://sooke.ca/EN/main/ government/devservices/ planning/zoning_bylaw A second open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the municipal hall between 4 and 8 p.m. Presentations will be made at 5 and 7 p.m.

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Mayor Wendal Milne is pleased to announce that Mr. Gordon Howie is the successful candidate in the District of Sooke’s competitive search for the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position. “Mr. Howie brings considerable experience and knowledge in local government and economic development to the position of CAO for Sooke,” said Mayor Milne, “Council and staff are looking forward to working with him.” Mr. Howie has spent 37 years in senior leadership positions in local government, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer for Prince Rupert, B.C. He will commence work with the district the first of February, 2013. Milne said there were more than 100 applicants who applied for the top post in the municipality. Howie has signed a threeyear contract with the District of Sooke. The district interviewed five potential candidates shortlisted by a local headhunting firm. The last CAO, Evan Parliament, left the district’s employ after five years when he resigned by mutual agreement on July 31. The District of Sooke has had three full-time CAOs and a couple of interim short term CAOs since it was incorporated in 2000.


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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We reserve the right to limit quantities

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PRODUCE

Fresh

Pork Back Ribs $

3

8.80kg ..................................................... Northridge Farms AAA

Lean

Outside Round Roast $ 99

Ground Beef

3

8.80kg ................ Northridge Farms AAA

/lb 6.59kg

California

99 Broccoli Crowns /lb

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2

Grimms Assorted Varieties

Grimms Assorted Varieties

Smoked Rings

Pepperoni

3

4

375g ...................

4

/lb 9.90kg..................

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/lb

5

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250g

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8oz. tub

499

4

Bucha

Apple Juice

Kombucha Beverages

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2.84L

Simply Natural

99

5

$

2

473ml

+ dep

Simply Natural Organic

79

1 $ 99 2 2/ 00 4

Organic Salsas 470ml ........... Annies Organic

$

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

Cat Food 2.27kg ...................

Farmers Market Organic

Echoclean All Natural

Pumpkin Puree 397g ....

79

1 $ 1799 $ 99 2

Mustards 330ml ......................... Riplees Ranch Holistic

$

Dish Liquid 740ml ...................

Quality and Convenience

McCain

Wong Wing

$

299

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

$

99

3 2/ 00 5 2/ 00 4 $ 99 3

Island Farms Ice Milk, Sherbet or Frozen Yogurt 1.65L ..................

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DAIRY Island Farms

$ 99

¢

69

100g

69

1

Unico

6-8’s

Tomatoes 796ml

680g

7kg

680g

375ml

50’

24’s

2.03L

99

950ml

Bulk Foods Juice Berries

$

2

09

100g

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69¢

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Walnut $ Pieces 100g ....................

179

4

99 ea

Apricots 100g

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Sunrype Pure or

Blended Juice 5x200ml

4/

500 + dep.

Unico Premium

Balsamic Vinegar 500ml

$

299

Kelloggs

Raisin Bran Cereal 1.24kg

$

649

Quaker

Life Cereal 595-650g

$

389

Kraft Pourable

Salad Dressing 250ml

$

199

All Varieties

Pepsi Cola 2L

4/

500 + dep

Quaker Chewy

Granola Bars

156g

2/

500

MJB Fine Grind

Coffee 1.36kg

$

899

BAKERY

Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Raisins or Yogurt Raisins 100g

Mississippi

ea

60g

2

Per 100g

1

600g

650ml

Per 100g

1

6’s

Pasta Sauce

Sliced Havarti

29

+ dep

Rice Cakes

Classico

Old Fashioned Ham

+ dep.

500g

Quaker Mini

$

“Secret Super Saver Specials”

10kg

399

5

Come in Every Wednesday for our

125-283g

$

49

600

170-225g

284ml

$

2/

400g

Worchestershire Sauce

Sausage Rolls Honey 09 $ 09 Mustard $ ea

5

12x125g

$

3

00

Yogurt

/lb

600

113-192g

1L

Lea & Perrins

DELI $

Canola Oil

139

Healthy Choices in our

Hot Soup

Liberty

$

99¢

2.18kg

2/

All Varities, 473ml

$

Island Farms Multipack

4 Sealtest Aerosol $ 99 Whip Cream 400g .......................... 3 Kraft Philadephia $ 49 Cream Cheese 250g....................... 3 Kraft $ 99 Cheez Whiz 1kg ...... ....................... 5 Cream Cheese 500g .....................

5

156ml

Green Giant Valley Select Vegetables 400-500g ..........

1kg

00

Tomato Paste

Snowcest All Varieties Frozen Fruit 600g ...... ...................

French Fries

+ dep

Heinz

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/lb

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200g

2/

69¢

Sardines in Soy or Olive Oil 120g...... $ Texana Long Grain White or Brown Rice 907g 2/ Hostess Cheese Puffs or Crunchy Cheetos 285-310g . $ Christies Plain or Cheese Ritz Crackers 400g $ Rogers Oat Flakes or Porridge Oats 1.35kg ..

Potato Chips

2/

Bulk Beets 1.52kg ...............................

Gabriel

Old Dutch XL

+ dep

Anise/Fennel

in all departments

00

7

/lb

400

2lb bag

All Varieties, 12x355ml

2/

69¢

California

2/

B.C.

7

Coca Cola

19

Cherry Tomatoes 340g ..............................

300g

Dasani Water or

Knudsens Organic

Hot House

Cauliflower

Cloth Bags

NATURAL FOODS

400

Lemons

use

For Your Healthy Lifestyle

2/

5lb bag

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Organic

Green 999 Go Western Foods

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450g

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59

Watermelon

Organic

Black Tiger Prawns 16-20

$ 99

Mexican Mini

2/

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Yves

Easy Peel

Fresh Oysters

Sockeye Fillets

SEA

$

699 Back Bacon

500g..................................

Pineapple B.C. Red or

Ambrosia Apples

$ 99

450g .......................

/lb lb

500 Potatoes 2/ 00 ¢ Yellow ........................... 4

B.C. Grown

Harvest

Bacon

16 oz. bowl

/lb

Outside Round Steak $ 49

89

Costa Rica

Navel Oranges

$ 99

Northridge Farms AAA

¢

1.96kg ...................................................................

California Blue Jay

Lean Beef Hip Stew $ 99 8.80kg ................

Harvest

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99

2 Bite Brownies 300g

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www.westernfoods.com

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Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies 29 $ 12’s

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

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More need help in cold weather

Up Sooke SURELY IT’S IN SHIRLEY SUNDAY, NOV.18 SHIRLEY CHRISTMAS CRAFT Fair 10 A.M. – 4 p.m. Shirley Hall.

Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

ALICE WONDERS THE SOOKE HARBOUR Players present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. on stage at EMCS this weekend, Nov. 16, 17, 18. Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. FAMILY FRIENDLY.

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Volunteers help with the planting at the wetlands pond at the Sunriver Allotment Garden.

Volunteers help with wetlands pond at the Sunriver Allotment Garden Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

FOODIES UNITE THE CULINARY ARTS class at EMCS is holding their annual buffet on Nov. 15, tickets are $25 and are available at the program office at EMCS.

Thumbs Up! TO ALL THE veterans and local residents who took the time to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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Dozens of people were scrambling around the far end of the community garden at Sunriver last week pushing wheelbarrows, planting shrubs and mixing dirt. Sixteen horticulture students from Camosun College were at the garden volunteering their time and getting some hands-on experience at the same time. They were there to help prepare a wetlands pond and build a fence. The wetlands pond will provide another aspect to the community garden which already has garden plots and an orchard with heritage fruit trees. “A good garden takes a long time,” said Phoebe Dunbar, one of the original people to

propose an allotment garden in Sooke. The land was an amenity provided to the District of Sooke by the Sunriver development. The plants being planted on Nov. 7 were bought through fundraising efforts, like the annual Lily Walk up to the Kludahk Trail. The wetlands pond project at the community garden received a $3,500 grant from the District of Sooke and an unsolicited donation. “People loved what we were doing,” said Dunbar. “Good ol’ Sooke.” Lisa Greig, a Sooke resident and instructor at Camosun, said “This is one of the most beautiful community gardens I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen beauty and progress just before my eyes.” Grieg is no stranger to gardens, she is one

of the horticulture instructor at Camosun. She has toured community gardens in many places in North America and what she says she noticed at the Sooke garden is “a huge warmth and throughtfulness.” The Sunriver Allot-

ment Garden had over 65 volunteers last season and as the popularity of gardening grows, so will the numbers who come out to help. The Sunriver Allotment Gardens is a initiative of the Sooke Food CHI and the District of Sooke.

With the winter rains and cold weather on the horizon there are people in Sooke who have to choose between paying their hydro bill of buying food. There are others who do not have warm winter clothing. It’s a sad situation and it is getting worse for those who have the most basic of needs. The Sooke Crisis and Referral Centre on Church Road is a place where people go for help. It may be for a little food to tide them over until they get paid, or it may be a place to go for morning coffee and a small snack. “There is an increase in need in the past year,” said Liz Johnson, a volunteer at the centre. “It’s really different than it used to be, the prices have gone up and the income has not. Sometimes it’s the hydro bill or groceries.” At this time of year there is a special need for warm winter coats, toques, scarves, gloves

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and especially socks. Johnson said many needy folks get their feet wet and they have no where to wash or dry their socks, they just change them. “Socks are a huge thing,” she said. Another need for those homeless in our community is for sleeping bags and blankets. Johnson said there is “always a need for those.” The crisis centre serves a need in the community and at minimum 20 to 30 people come every day for help. Some come by the centre for companionship and coffee, while others come for emergency groceries. The shelves at the centre are not laden heavily with goods and they give what they can, often soup or beans. “We always need food, canned goods and we always need money,” said Johnson. The crisis centre accepts donations at 2043 Church Road. For more information on hours call 250-642-0215.

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Produce

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$ 99

4 /lb

$ 49

2

Navel Oranges

/lb

U.S.

Grilling Steak

Avocadoes

Head Lettuce

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78¢

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$ 99

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¢

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59

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629

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Made from Scratch Cheese

Baker y Focaccia $ Bread

59

1

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Green Beans $3.26/kg 1

$ 76

Tiger Prawns........

/100g

$ 48

$ 10

1

Organic! Bunch

Mexican

$ 99

Frozen Wild Pink

rve Ready to Se

B.C. Red, Yellow, Orange

Potatoes ...................... 1 ea Peppers $4.36/kg.................. $198 /lb $ 98

Chicken Breasts 284-340g 4 ea

Machine Peeled

ea

Imported

Apples $1.72/kg............ 78¢/lb Pineapples................. $298 ea

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78¢

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B.C. Royal Gala

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Mexican Hass

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Maple Leaf Natural Selections 375g or Lazy Maple - Regular 500g

$1.72/kg

¢

Northridge Farms AAA Beef Top Sirloin

$11.00/kg..........

Fresh

78

U.S. Large

2

454g.........

/100g

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16 Grain

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$ 49

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Tuna Slices

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Pasta Sauce 2/$ 00 6

Bathroom Tissue $ 99 5

Chili

Soup Bowls 99¢

MJB

Instant Potatoes 99¢

Ketchup $

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348-369g.................

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$ 89

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4

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¢

Punch 295ml................. 79 ea Bassili’s Macaroni or

4/$

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Dairyland

Dinners 360-455g........ $299ea Lasagna 454g.......... 2/$500

Dairyland

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2/$ 00

5

99

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425ml...........

General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cereal

$ 99

6

1.3kg..................

Lard 454g........................

$ 99

1 ea

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Crackers 450-500g..........

$ 99

2

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Amy’s Spinach Feta

Pizza $

397g...............

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500

Natural Foods

Egg Nog

Dairyland Aerosol

Whipped Cream

ea

Specialty Dinners

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110g.................

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99

99¢

BBQ Sauce 2/$ 00 5

Kraft

113-114g............

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Chapman’s Frozen

120g................

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1L.................

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599 ea

Stahlbush Frozen

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Bob’s Red Mill Buttermilk

Bob’s Red Mill

4 Varieties 2/$ 600 Berries 227-300g...........2/$600 Bread 680g.......................

Steel Cut Oats Pancake Mix 736g....... $399 ea

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

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How to prepare for emergencies

NEWS • 5

JOHN VERNON “Sooke’s Real Estate Professional” PREC

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radio, first aid kit, pocket knife, prescriptions, extra set of keys, money, and copies of important documents. Is your neighbourhood prepared? Preparedness goes a long way towards neighbourhoods being able to cope better – both during and after emergencies/disasters. • Talk to your friends, family and co-workers about emergency preparedness. Develop the plans you need to make sure you are ready. • Volunteer to help your neighbours and co-workers get prepared, and consider volunteering for a local emergency organization. • Lead efforts in your community. Educate others by teaching them of the importance of emergency preparedness and by encouraging groups to coordinate their efforts. • Take stock of the emergency response agencies in your community. Ask them what they need and how you can help. • Take a moment to check out the various emergency preparedness websites. Also check out the Sooke Fire Rescue Service and Sooke Emergency Program websites. Remember a disaster can happen at any time, in any place and the extent of a disaster varies. No one knows how long the emergency/disaster will last or how long the clean up may take. Take a moment to get yourself, your family and your neighbourhood prepared.

Special to the Sooke News Mirror

During the past month there was a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the Haida Gwaii and the devastating storm, “Sandy” which traveled its way through the states and up to the provinces. Although many people were shaken by the Haida Gwaii earthquake, fortunately no one was hurt. The storm ‘Sandy’ however not only left casualties and devastation, the clean up from the storm will take some time and life has changed for many people. As seen by these two events, disasters can happen at any time, any place and may last a few seconds, minutes, several hours or days. The extent of a disaster varies from little damage to extreme damage. No area is immune to extreme weather conditions, flooding, earthquakes, fire, oil spills or any other potential threats or hazards. What would you have done? Remember, emergency personnel and units would be dealing with the immediate issues of the disaster; downed power lines, fire, and they may not be able to reach you due to road destruction, fallen trees, and floods. How would you cope? How long could you manage without power? Without water? Without food? Could you manage for three days? Could

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A winter storm in 2006 took out cars, homes, power lines and trees, leaving people without power for many days. you manage for a week? Perhaps three weeks? What about after disaster? How long do you feel it would take for you to recover? How prepared are you for a disaster? Although planning and preparation is no guarantee disaster will not affect you, planning and preparation will hopefully prepare you enough you to handle and deal with the disaster and to minimize the impact to you, your family, property and neighbourhood. Through the following articles of information it is hoped you, your family and your neighbourhood will prepare yourselves to handle an emergency or disaster should the need arise, which of course we hope never will. There are various government emergency preparedness websites

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that will inform you how to plan and prepare for a disaster. The following is an excerpt from http:// w w w. g e t p re p a re d . gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/tlbx/ rtcls-eng.aspx website. This is but a small sample of what you can do to start to help prepare yourselves and your neighbourhood. Family Preparedness: Is your family prepared? Preparing for an emergency is important and something the whole family can do. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact on yourselves and your families. Here are three simple steps to better prepare your family to face a range of emergencies: • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters

can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region (like what to do in the case of floods, tornados, earthquakes, storm surges, hurricanes, and technological or environmental accidents such as chemical spills and power failures) can help us better prepare. • Make a plan — Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. We should all practice what to do in different emergency situations. • Get an emergency kit — During an emergency, we may need to get by without power or tap water. We will all need some basic supplies such as; three-day supply of water, nonperishable food, flashlight, batteries, batteryoperated or wind-up

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Diabetes awareness is crucial for health Pirjo Raits Sooke news Mirror

Georgia Medwedrich knows of what she speaks about. She is a good example of how people often discover they have Type II Diabetes. She found out she was pre-diabetic during an annual visit to her doctor. She was overweight but had no other symptoms of diabetes — although diabetes did run in her family. “A lot of people are walking around and don’t know they have pre-diabetes, it can turn in Type II,� said Medwedrich. Just like her. So she was put on diabetes medication and worked at controlling diabetes with diet and exercise. After a set back she struggled to get back to where she was but found she had to be on insulin. “Exercise is the key,� she said. “The numbers are unbelievable, there are millions of people (with diabetes). They don’t realize it’s the number one killer and can lead to heart problems if they don’t care

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Sooke Harbourside Lion Jeannette Umbach with a Change for Diabtetes tin. for themselves.� Medwedrich is a member of the Sooke Harbourside Lions and when she wanted to enter a marathon in support of Juvenile Diabetes (Type I) they helped her out tremendously. She was grateful and in turn came up with a fundraiser, the annual Rubber Duck Race. November is “Diabetes Awareness Month� Nov. 14 is designated as “World Diabetes Day�

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The Sooke Harbourside Lions Club would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank the approximately 45 Sooke businesses and residents for their continued support in having our “Change for Diabetes� collection containers in their stores and the public for their generous donations. It helps “make a difference.� This fundraiser was originally started many years ago by the Sooke Lioness Club (“Pennies for Diabetes�) and in later years continued on by the Sooke Harbourside Lions (“Change for Diabetes�). Lion Barb was the “Penny Lady� for many years. Since her passing, Lion Jeanette now looks after the regular collecting from the busi-

nesses. Also in November, most of the Sooke elementary schools and some businesses participate in collecting for that month. From the year round “Change for Diabetes� donations and Harbourside’s Annual Duck Race in the Spring, the Lions donate approximately $6,000 annually towards the Canadian Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes to aid in research, advocacy, education and service for diabetics.

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Land Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Date: Time: Place:

November 20, 2012 7:00pm Juan de Fuca Electoral Area OfďŹ ce #2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC

1. Development Variance Permit Applications a) VAR-03-12 – Lot 2, Section 85, Sooke District, Plan EPS411 (Grieve – 372 Becher Bay Road) – Tabled Item b) VAR-06-12 – Lot A, District Lot 155, Renfrew District, Plan VIP60552, Except Plan VIP61175 (Clarkston – 6510 Cerantes Road) 2. Agricultural Land Reserve Application for Non-Farm Use a) ALR-01-12 – Lot B, Section 110, Sooke District, Plan 32912 (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary– PaciďŹ c - 6040 East Sooke Road) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for conďŹ rmation. Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon November 20, 2012 by email to jdďŹ nfo@crd.bc.ca or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after November 15, 2012 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/reportsjuandefucalandusecom_/ 2012_/index.htm or can be viewed at our ofďŹ ce at 2-6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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Long-time Sooke resident passes Norma Stolth Lajeunesse 1926 - 2012 Her friendly cheerful smile was her hallmark, this daughter of immigrant Swedish parents, Norma (Stolth) Lajeunesse, as she lived out her life in our community from the age of five in 1931. She was the youngest child of Charlie and Ida Stolth, raised on property bordering the river, far up Sooke River Road. In company with her big brother Elmer “Smokey” and sister Eleanor, she walked the four miles to attend Sooke School during the 1930s and into the 40s. On the way stood the Sooke Telephone Office at Milnes Landing, and before long Norma had a job there as a telephone operator working under chief operator Agnes Milne Robillard. While her dad Charlie Stolth first went to work on the railway when he arrived on Vancouver Island, he soon got a job in the woods. Like many pioneer families he ran a small farm as well, using horses. One of Norma’s favorite pastimes was taking her horse riding in the Sooke hills. While Norma’s blond good looks and fun personality attracted

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Norma Stolth Lajeunesse had her roots in Sooke and Jordan River and her foot on many a gas pedal. a number of suitors, it was Bob Lajeunesse who won her hand, and the couple married in 1951. When Bob was a student at Milne’s Landing High school, he’d become known as the handsome young rake who had his own vehicle and squired the girls about town but all that changed when he met the effervescent Norma. Bob embarked on a career with Canadian Puget Sound Lumber and Timber Company at Jordan River and before long, the couple were in a camp house supplied by CPS. Both warm-hearted, they

embraced family life, also taking a big role in enhancing the community as a comfortable place to raise children. Dances at the little community hall (an army camp building left over from WWII) were another source of friendly times for the tight-knit little company town as it was in those days. Both Norma and Bob enjoyed a great sense of humour and practical jokes, livening up any occasion. Five children were born to the family, who were able to attend the stillexisting two-room Jordan River school, just

a few blocks away. As the children grew it was only natural for Norma to become a Cub Scout leader, where she went by the title of “Baloo.” Norma also became known for her role as the official poll officer for local referendums held over the years; it seemed if there was any record-keeping or organizing to be done, it was her job. Apparently she also became renowned for a heavy foot on the gas pedal. While she learned to drive in her dad’s Model T Ford now on show at the Sooke Region Museum, it must have been her versatility in helping

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Crosswalks are dangerous Okay, it’s time to say something. Last week, we almost got run over at the cross walk on Townsend Road. The driver of a large truck came within inches of wiping out a co-worker. The driver was so busy looking for an opportunity to get into the busy traffic on Sooke Road that she forgot to look at what was going on in front of her. She actually stepped on the gas when two people were in front of her bumper. Everyone who tries to walk through the town core takes their life in their hands everytime they have ... it’s hard cross the street. The fourto tell where to way at Otter Point Road and the sidewalk Sooke/West Coast Road is a nightmare. The walk signal ends or lasts only as long as it takes for a person to cross halfstarts... way before the “no crossing” hand comes up. And you can’t cross at all in some spots. The drivers take the corners pretty sharp turning right onto West Coast Road or right onto Otter Point Road and you better not be sticking your feet, or baby carriage, too far out into the roadway. But, then it’s hard to tell where the sidewalk ends or starts and where the roadways are. Who’s fault is it? The district’s or the Ministry of Transport’s? Who cares, it needs to be upgraded. A little paint for visibility on the crosswalks wouldn’t hurt either. Do the residents of Sooke have to wait until someone is seriously injured or killed before something is done? Lots of small towns have decent sidewalks. Why is it so difficult for Sooke to get a walkable, pedestrian-friendly town core?

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Social media can help or hinder Social media is great. It’s a use- poor judgement can be removed, ful public relations tool for busi- yes. But they can also be swiped off nesses and governmental bodies, an a website to be used in the future for excellent platform for news media purposes of defamation, black mail to disseminate content, and a good and harassment. method for people to connect in Social media, which was originally their personal lives. designed to share perWhen used properly sonal content, has also communication platforms bled into the professional like Twitter and Facebook realm. are invaluable. But the conEmployers and recruitstant usage and proliferaers can, privacy settings tion of social networking permitted, check up on has drastically altered how employees or potential people communicate with candidates. one another, and proven to Needless to say, there be harmful on occasion. are more than a few Bullying has always people out there who Sharron been present in the have regretted posting Ho school yard. The differstatus updates lamence with bullying in pooning their boss or Inspector Ho today’s age and in the photos of “innocent” past is that it can now foldebauchery. low you home. Young, working professionals now Kids and teens can’t escape their have to be cognizant of what sort of tormentors if they continue to be image they would like to present. harassed online. And unfortunately, Another evil of social media is its social media provides the perfect use for criminal purposes. Social platform for cyber-bullying. Relent- media sites that facilitate immediate less taunts and hurtful messages can location check-in can put people at continue to be conveyed, regardless risk for home invasion. Burglars can of whether or not a child is safely at easily prowl through social media to home. find out who’s home and who’s not. Photos that are posted due to And finally, although not as dia-

Attend meeting, get prepared for emergencies

The Sooke and Juan de Fuca Emergency Programs will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Open House in Sooke Council Chambers (2225 Otter Point Road) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Information on what you

bolical, is the effect social media has had on interpersonal communication. Nowadays, people are rarely an arm’s length from their smart phones, which provide them access -- sometimes unlimited -- to their favourite social networking sites. Checking your cellphone at dinner was once considered rude, but with today’s younger generation, it’s commonplace to be out at dinner with someone intermittently tinkering on their phone. Perhaps sharing or tweeting a photo of their most recent meal before they devour it. Is this the way it should be? Eyes plastered on your phone rather than the people you’re “spending” time with? What’s the point in socializing with people if they’re having their own party through social media? You may as well be dining alone. Case and point, it’s more important than ever to be prudent when constructing your online persona in a web-based world.You never know who maybe looking. Sharron Ho is a reporter for the Sooke News Mirror. news@sookenewsmirror.com

and your family should do and be prepared for in the event of a disaster will be available. Displays and handouts of emergency information on such topics such as earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and winter storms will be avail-

able. Ready-made family Emergency Kits will be on sale for those people that haven’t put their own together yet. Information on how you can be an Emergency Program Volunteer will also be provided.


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We asked: Do you purchase gifts from local markets in support of local artists?

No, not really.

No, I don’t know (why), I just don’t.

Yeah, if we go to craft fairs and stuff.

Yes, I have. We’ve purchased a number of them over the years.

Kobe, 9 Sooke

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Fred von Ilberg Sooke

Firefighter survey The district is on a quest to find out what we can do to keep members enrolled in the volunteer program at the firehall. There is a survey circulating to ALL past and present members. This survey will ask what can be done to improve the system and tackle any issues that cause problems. We need participation in this survey if we are to make positive changes and encourage membership. It is important we support this proud tradition, please take the time to fill out a survey. Herb Haldane Sooke

Memorial has vanished A five-year-old site where two young men lost their lives, once stood on a utility pole in Sooke, which now holds a sign for a craft fair. In the years gone by, the pole was shared by both. This site has become a part of our community. It has been a teaching tool to thousands of our community’s young. It is a place where many friends, strangers and loved would go and hang hats, notes and flowers in remembrance. As many other roadside memorials that have become symbols

LETTERS Do you know where this is?

Pirjo Raits photo

This decorated fence is somewhere in Sooke. Do you know where this is located?

of our community’s losses, they all are respected and should be preserved. Although this memorial site has been destroyed, it will be rebuilt to remind its community of its loss and to attempt to prevent further loss. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of the removed mementos, please return to the pole anonymously. Janet McDonald Victoria

Finding drama in Shirley Anyone who believes that the economic

future of our entire area should rest in the hands of the core, navel-gazing movers and shakers of Shirley, deserves the thunder storms of tumult, that inevitably follows. If one likes drama — go to a Shirley meeting. If one wants conflict – make a development proposal there, however much an improvement it may be. Shirley is a remote community. Stubbornly remote. Improvements are unnecessary, as it is already perfect in Shirley. In fact, you can hear the quiet in Shirley, all the way to Sooke, in fact, all the way to the CRD in Saanich. What more could one

want? No more than one deserves, I’m sure. The Wii in Shirley, never a dull moment. N.E. MacNab Shirley

Weather hard on homeless The Extreme Weather Emergency Shelters for homeless people in Sooke and Victoria discussed in the Sooke News Mirror on Oct. 31, page 6, should be open now, because the weather here is truly extreme from the onset of rains. In most of Canada dry autumns and winters enable people

to stay warm relatively easily, but the dampness here is far worse than sub-zero temperatures. Up until the rains started I considered myself a Grey Nomad, one of those happy, retired people touring in camper vehicles, my home on wheels a sort of micro-mini van. But once the rains began I truly felt like a homeless person, which was far from a comfortable feeling, especially because I made the error in judgment of booking my winter flight to Maui Nov. 21 instead of Oct. 21. That judgment based on experience living in Metchosin 25 years ago for three winters when, it seems, we had a day or two of rain followed by a day or two of sunshine. The weather here is not just hard on the homeless. I have lived across Canada in several provinces, and I have never seen a change so dramatic and sudden in the general population anywhere as I saw here when the rains began.

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Michael is pleased to announce the sale of #55 - 5838 Blythwood Road. A lovely home in a really nice Park. Are you thinking about selling your Sooke home? Why not call Michael and see what he can do for you? Put his 27 years experience to work getting you the results you need. In today’s real estate market it will take more than a For Sale sign on your lawn to insure you get the results you need. If you have questions call me at 250-642-6056 or send an email to michaeldick@isellsooke.com.


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Cont’d from page 9 That general population stopped smiling... depression was obvious. Now, consider how extreme the situation is for the homeless. I cannot imagine how they have a hope of staying dry and healthy. This area is one of the wealthiest I have seen in Canada. For homeless shelters to be open only in ‘Extreme Weather’ is cause for the general population here to wonder how Christian their Christianity is, how Jewish their Jewishness, Islam the Islamists are, how humanitarian the humanists are, and how religious other members of religions are. We all need to do more. Bob Mosurinjohn Ottawa

Leave a legacy As a taxpayer and naturalist, I agree with Corinne Bains who’s letter “Green space will be lost” was published in the Oct. 24 issue of the Sooke News Mirror. The lands adjacent to the offices of the District of Sooke are a natural wildlife sanctuary

LETTERS within walking distance of every residence in the Sooke core. What a legacy to leave in the heart of Sooke for all generations to come! Every year, whitefronted geese winter here and there are many other species of birds and other wildlife which can be viewed here as well. Young families can bring their children here to see salamanders and frogs, etc. If council wants to help the bike skills group, I respectfully submit that helping them acquire some land in another location (within bike riding distance) should be considered. Let’s leave the green space as a sanctuary for wildlife for the enjoyment of all. Donna Roe Sooke

Leave clocks alone This past weekend

was the weekend we rolled back the clocks and it always seems to publicly come up about gaining an hour’s sleep in the fall, and losing one in the spring. Personally, I’ve never understood that line of thinking at all. Though I’m now retired, and don’t set an alarm clock anymore, I spent 37 years in the work force and was never once affected by the seasonal changing of the clocks. I go to bed when I’m tired, not when the clock strikes 10. I’ve never lost or gained anything by the changing of the clocks, other than daylight. I feel for those who let the clock run their lives, but I admit that I just don’t get it. Garnet Saunders Sooke

Low usage equals price hikes Apparently the Greater Victoria Water board attended the same kindergarten

school of business that BC ferries executives attended. When water usage or ferry ridership is down then it is time to raise the rates/fares again rather than encourage usage by lowering rates or at least maintaining the same costs. Unbelievably, a report from BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan says that losing $16 million was good news as they had predicted losing $20 million. In a similar tone, the deputy water commissioner of the GVWD says that conservation is a good thing even as he raises your rates to cover that. Are you kidding me, did these guys actually go to school? The problem I have is not the increases in water costs or ferry fares. If the increases were actually deserved due to infrastructure, requirements or operating expenses I could see the rationale, but clearly both of these groups are raising prices due to mismanagement, a flawed business model, and ulti-

mately no regard for the users. The message to the water consumer is that conservation does not pay. In the last 15 years the Westshore population increased 14 per cent and water usage has declined 11 per cent yet they want to raise our rates? The message to the ferry users is to find alternate transportation or stay at home. BC Ferries reported losses of more than $16 million last year, with vehicle traffic on its ships at a 13-year low and passenger traffic at its lowest in 21 years. Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, said it could have been worse. The company had actually forecast a $20-million loss at the start of the year, but company-wide costsaving measures cut the final figure by $4 million. Now they want us to suck up another $26 million in cuts to ferry service. The Greater Victoria Water District reports that the Westshore might see sharper water-bill increases as water sales have not meet expectations.

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LETTERS Cont’d from page 10 Hikes come even as the average homeowner is using less water. Users in the Westshore, including Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Sooke, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and East Sooke, could be facing an average rate increase of about $25.97 a year. The bulk of the Westshore increase is due to the fact that water sales there have not met budgeted expectations. Maybe it is time to try and recruit people that know how to run a business, people that understand the margin between profit/loss and how to increase business without gouging the consumer. In my humble opinion, the people making the decisions for these corporations would not know how to balance a personal checkbook, yet they are being paid huge salaries. Brian Wallace Sooke Pirjo Raits photo

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Facts on pipeline Yesterday, an article appeared online which was titled “Awareness video tracks pipeline, talks to people,” by Sooke News Mirror. We would like the opportunity to respond to this article based on the facts. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 110,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2011, our member companies moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. In the article, it states that diluted bitumen, or dilbit, is “more caustic to pipelines and much more difficult

LETTERS and expensive to clean up than conventional spills.” This is not true. Our pipeline operators transport a range of petroleum products and have done so for years, including transporting diluted bitumen from the oil sands area of Alberta. Based on an independent study completed by Alberta Innovates, there is no evidence to suggest that pipelines carrying diluted bitumen are more dangerous or corrosive than other types of petroleum products. The article also suggests that emergency response plans are not developed to address diluted bitumen. Our member companies have emergency response plans that take into account different product characteristics. These plans

are activated as soon as the pipeline operator becomes aware of the situation. They are also reviewed regularly by the regulators to ensure they meet regulatory requirements. We hope that this letter helps clarify some of the misinformation reported in your article. If you need further information on transporting diluted bitumen in pipelines or emergency response, we have fact sheets available on our website at www.aboutpipelines.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 403 221 8778 or via email at preicher@ cepa.com. Philippe Reicher Vice President, Canadian Energy

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Get financial house in order first Proposed uses for John Phillips Memorial Park. Why did Mayor Milne give the Sooke Bike Club $3,600 of taxpayers money (plus another $3,000 to the horseshoe group?) In fact, one Sooke councillor actually offered the club $50,000. If the bike club has over 300 supporters/ members as they claim, why doesn’t each member contribute $15 (plus GST) to cover their own initial planning costs? The district currently has many more urgent financial obligations which should take priority over bike parks and covered horeseshoe pitches. Take, for instance, our

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Opportunities are plentiful in the trades Here in British Columbia, skilled workers are needed in numerous sectors, with opportunities to be found both here at home and farther afield. The BC Jobs Plan 6 Month Progress Report recently noted, for example, that Seaspan Marine Corporation’s $8 billion contract to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy at their shipyards in North Vancouver and Esquimalt will provide long-standing jobs, directly and indirectly, for roughly 4,000 British Columbians. Mila Puharich hopes to be part of this good news. She’s just starting her career but she’s already forging uncharted territory as the first female metal fabricator in her workplace in more than 60 years. “I’m really truly the first woman they’ve ever seen in the steel fitting trade there. They are welders, electricians and riggers, but I’ve yet to meet another woman fitter.”

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Metal fabricator Mila Puharich on the job. She also gets to hone her craft on all kinds of marine vehicles from boats, to ships, to submarines. For heavy duty mechanic Taylor Paulson, inspired to follow his uncle into the trade, Camosun College’s heavy-duty mechanic certificate program gave him everything he needed to launch his new career. “The program was great. After 10 months in the classroom I was happy to start the hands-on stuff, the good stuff,”

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Gone are the days of grandma in an utilitarian frumpy apron with her red hands in the sink. These days aprons are high fashion and grandma has a dishwasher. Sophisticated aprons are hot ticket items. Not only are they a practical way to protect your clothing, they are really useful. Toya Jacobson makes aprons under the label, Aprons for the Domestic Goddess. About three years ago, she and a friend who is an artist were trying to come up with some money making ideas. They thought about starting a market store, but her friend never got started and Jacobson did. She’s been sitting behind the sewing machine ever since and selling her high

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Toya Jacobson wears one of her aprons.

end aprons at craft markets. “People want a sophisticated glam look,” said Jacobson. “I use fabrics you wouldn’t expect to see in an apron — that’s what people wanted.” Jacobson never wore aprons before she started making them. Now she uses them when she cleans. She incorporated a towel in the body of the apron because, as she said, everyone wipes their hands. Jacobson will be selling her aprons, some with matching rubber gloves, at the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Fair, Nov. 23-25 at the Sooke Community Hall. Her product line includes aprons for men. A popular style is one which is black and red with a bit of a Scottish plaid. She sells about about 300 aprons a year as gifts. The

prices range from $30 to $45 for the men’s aprons (which are more work to make). The matching rubber gloves run at $15. “They are gifts — wonderful gifts,” said Jacobson. “You might as well have fun if you have to cook and clean.” She said she has a friend with a B&B who loves the aprons because she doesn’t have to think about what to wear to serve breakfast to her guests. “You can entertain and still look good,” she said. Jacobson is the volunteer co-ordinator with the Sooke Hospice and leads a busy life. She would, at some point, love to make clothing out of upcycled materials, but for now she’s sticking to Aprons for the Domestic Goddess.

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Gone are the days of grandma in an utilitarian frumpy apron with her red hands in the sink. These days aprons are high fashion and grandma has a dishwasher. Sophisticated aprons are hot ticket items. Not only are they a practical way to protect your clothing, they are really useful. Toya Jacobson makes aprons under the label, Aprons for the Domestic Goddess. About three years ago, she and a friend who is an artist were trying to come up with some money making ideas. They thought about starting a market store, but her friend never got started and Jacobson did. She’s been sitting behind the sewing machine ever since and selling her high

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Toya Jacobson wears one of her aprons.

end aprons at craft markets. “People want a sophisticated glam look,” said Jacobson. “I use fabrics you wouldn’t expect to see in an apron — that’s what people wanted.” Jacobson never wore aprons before she started making them. Now she uses them when she cleans. She incorporated a towel in the body of the apron because, as she said, everyone wipes their hands. Jacobson will be selling her aprons, some with matching rubber gloves, at the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Fair, Nov. 23-25 at the Sooke Community Hall. Her product line includes aprons for men. A popular style is one which is black and red with a bit of a Scottish plaid. She sells about about 300 aprons a year as gifts. The

prices range from $30 to $45 for the men’s aprons (which are more work to make). The matching rubber gloves run at $15. “They are gifts — wonderful gifts,” said Jacobson. “You might as well have fun if you have to cook and clean.” She said she has a friend with a B&B who loves the aprons because she doesn’t have to think about what to wear to serve breakfast to her guests. “You can entertain and still look good,” she said. Jacobson is the volunteer co-ordinator with the Sooke Hospice and leads a busy life. She would, at some point, love to make clothing out of upcycled materials, but for now she’s sticking to Aprons for the Domestic Goddess.

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We want to welcome everyone to come out and join us this Saturday, Nov. 17 for this month’s regular Coffee House evening at Holy trinity Anglican Church. We start, as always, with our fabulous and always unpredictable open stage and after the break our feature act, David Godkin with Rick Van Krugel on mandolin and Jake Galbraith on bass. David Godkin first drew the attention of Vancouver Island music fans nearly seven years ago under the name David Kosub. A discovery about his true heritage (ScotsIrish) prompted David to change his name. A subsequent trip to Ireland to dig deeper into his ancestral roots found him playing in an old fashioned ceilidh band and re-commit-

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David Godkin alias David Kosub performs Saturday night. ting to his own brand of maritime ballad, folk and blues. The name may have changed but the versatile and memorable songs of this talented singer-songwriter remain the same. Godkin’s tunes are featured on his CD entitled From Away, filled with remi-

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than getting behind a good song. Jake Galbraith is a mainstay of the Vancouver Island music scene having anchored numerous groups such as Light Sweet Crude, The Clankies, Open Heart and Mandolirium (with Rick Van Krugel). His rock bottom bass lines and sweet vocal harmonies make him a genuine favourite of music fans everywhere. The goal for all three musicians: to entertain and uplift, tell simple stories about the downtrodden and misbegotten, about war and peace, friendship and love. Do join us for this evening of fine music. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9. It all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road.

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Gwynn Davies publishes his first book. Moon Tanning Author: Gwynn Davies 152 pages. Hardcover and paperback Published by Xlibris Corporation Gwynn Davies is a fanatic. His whole world seems wrapped up in motorcycles, parts, repairs and of course, hitting the open road. In his book Moon Tanning, Davies takes the reader to work with him. One learns about all of the characters he works with in a motorcycle repair shop in a small town in British Columbia. It is not about hogs and Harley’s as much as it is about the luxury BMW motorcycles. For anyone who is a motorcycle fanatic this book might grease your gears and rev your engine. It is a bit heavy in motorcycle jargon and lingo but it is wellwritten and the author could have a future in writing if he were to broaden his scope. Five years in the making, Moon Tanning is Davies’ first novel and self-published by Xlibris. He is planning another book, but this time, he said, it won’t be so “motorcyclist.” Born in Manitoba, Davies spent a few

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years as a missionary child in Zaire. He is well travelled, having adventures through Asia, Russian, Europe and other amazing locations. He is a well-trained motorcycle mechanic and adventurer who enjoys a number of other outdoor sports and interests. An excerpt from the book: “Albert, Harry, and I were the three mismatched mechanics of the shop. We caused trouble in the small motorcycle dealership located in the town of Evangel, British Columbia. Our captors held us there for nine hours a day minimum, even through the rain and snow. This story takes place in a time without war, with a lack of concern for the environment, and when you could go full throttle on

Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast Anita Skinner and Christine Lowther, Editors Key Publishing House Inc. 242 pages, soft cover Forty-three artistic minds have contributed their reflections on living on B.C.’s west coast. From the small islands to the larger, each author speaks of how and why they came to live along the coast. Their stories are all different but there is a common thread binding them all together — their love of the coast. They each tell stories of how they are inspired

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to create and how the islands shape their reality forcing them to become grounded on the rocky shores and grow roots which are both tangible and psychological. The stories are familiar to any of us who have moved from our inland homes to the shores on the edge of Canada. Author and editor of this anthology, East Sooke resident Anita Skinner, in her contribution 48 37’ N123 68’ W talks about three women who helped shape her appreciation for the creative minds and souls living on the edge of the rainforest. Her friendship with Elizabeth, Mrs. Dixie and Barb remains threaded in who she is. These women exemplify the artful spirit which is so prevalent on the shores of the West Coast. They will also be recognizable to locals in the Sooke area. Co-editor Christine Lowther is a published author living in Tofino who welcomes the

foul weather which makes her grounded and undistracted in her writing. She says writers are isolated and she has found her solitude in that coastal community. She says in her story, A Beautiful Imposition, “in my experience, west coast places cause art. They demand expression.” So it is with all of the contributors in this anthology, they demand expression and the editors have given them voice. Living Artfully works two ways. It gives the writers creative voice

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Paintings brighten up SEAPARC Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

SEAPARC employee Jacklyn Evans, 26, has been brightening up the leisure centre with colourful and elaborate murals for the past five years. “I get tons and tons of people just saying how it brightens it up in here and it just adds life to the place,” Evans said. Throughout the year, Evans will complete between three to four large murals and about 10 smaller artworks. The larger works are usually painted along windows surrounding the pool area. She is the mastermind behind each design, which, depend-

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Evans has whipped up include an underwater theme, featuring characters from childhood favourites like the Little Mermaid, Shark Tales and Finding Nemo. And a space theme that featured all of the planets and everybody’s favourite lonely robot, Wall-e. Evans then singlehandedly draws the design with a dry-erase marker onto the window and paints the artwork. She started doing the intricate paintings

on her own time, and was soon after allotted hours by SEAPARC to continue doing murals for upcoming events and seasons. Although clearly talented, Evans, who works professionally as a life guard and swimming and fitness instructor, has no history with art. “I didn’t really know I could paint, but then I just tried it and could,” she laughed. “I love it, it’s so much fun.”

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Jacklyn Evans brightens up her work space. ing on the size, can take up to 40 hours to plan. The idea starts on paper, where the mural’s features are carefully mapped out. “Usually I’ll just come

up with a theme and just start building off of that theme,” Evans said, adding the themes are usually holiday-related or generic. Some of the themes

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing: Will be held at: Port Renfrew Recreation Centre Located at: 6638 Deering Road, Port Renfrew, BC On: Monday, November 26, 2012 starting at 4 pm

Download nomination forms at www.leadershipvictoria.ca For further information contact Leadership Victoria Layla@leadershipvictoria.ca

To consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3716 – cited as Bylaw No. 3716, “Comprehensive Community Development Plan for Port Renfrew Bylaw No. 1, 2003, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2012”.

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The purpose of Bylaw No. 3716 is to amend Bylaw No. 3109, Port Renfrew Community Development Plan, by adding new definitions and by deleting from the Community Use (CU) zone and adding to a new Community Use One (CU-1) zone, for the purpose of permitting office uses and retail uses within the Port Renfrew Recreation Centre, of Lot 1, Section 36, Township 13, Renfrew District, Plan VIP50819, as shown on map below. The actual bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3716 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, 2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday from November 14 to November 26, 2012, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf. Written submissions should be sent to the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, by mail to Box 283, Sooke, BC V9Z 0S9; by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or by fax at 250.642.5274. Written submissions should be received no later than 12 pm on November 26, 2012 to ensure availability at the public hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the public hearing. Following the close of the public hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Take your trip to Wonderland

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There is one more weekend to catch the Sooke Harbour Players production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Tickets available at the EMCS box office.

A review of Alice in Wonderland Jr. As the lights dim at Edward Milne community theatre, you’re probably thinking that the show will be… not bad. Disney, all children, so it will be cute, right? After all, half of the cast is between 5 and 10, so you shouldn’t expect too much. You might also be thinking that even with lots of enthusiasm and a skilled production team, most of the cast have never performed before so… they’ll try hard, but let’s not get our hopes up. Right? At $12 a ticket for all ages, you should only expect marginal entertainment. Right? Wrong. The show opens with a bright, vibrant presence of young talent, all smiles and smooth, coordinated movement. The vocals, largely dominated by the chorus, are strong and cheerful; and yes, with perfect pitch and enunciation. One of the many “pleasant surprises” with Alice in Wonderland Jr. is the mind-blowing skill of the principals. Caitlin Thompson, Kate Robertson and Nona Robertson (small, normal and tall Alices) are brilliant, who carry the perfect demeanour for the production. Angel Fitzner, Grant Lewers and Hannah Geisler-Magnus (Cheshire Cats) have the perfect mixture of slyness and fun that keep the production moving for-

ward. Tyler Scheubel (White Rabbit) hits the high notes with impeccable accuracy while adding the right amount of frantic energy during his opening solo. Mercer Balzer (Mad Hatter) is absolutely hilarious, and times his antics perfectly during his first appearance in the famous “Tea Party” scene. Vanessa Drmla and Courtney Schutt (Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum) are appropriately silly, and Arran WasLittle (King of Hearts) gives a performance rich with sincerity as he tries desperately not to upset Johanne Thompson (Queen of Hearts). Jamila Parkinson (Caterpillar) has amazing vocal prowess and energy. Alex Bidner (The March Hare) gives the air of a performer with years of experience, and Carina Strong (Doorknob) is beyond adorable. Sammy Radlfinger (Do Do Bird) has impressive stage presence, and a winning smile that will win you over instantly. Kierra Balzer, Raven Van Netten and Shale Rainshadow (Violet, Rose and Lily) are also noteable through their confident movements and humorous badgering of Alice during “Golden Afternoon.” If you missed opening weekend, tickets are still available for Nov. 16 – 18, with Friday performances at 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.. Colourful sets, great music, excellent choreography and fantastic vocals are all part

of this show that will leave you smiling, clapping and singing along. The new generation of talent within our community has made their

mark, and you want to be a part of this magical experience! Next stop – Wonderland! Contributed by Joe Scheubel

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The Pastor's Pen The Art of Respect

Capital Regional District Notice of

Agricultural Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Date: Time: Place:

Monday, November 19, 2012 5:00 pm Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Office #2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC

1. Agricultural Land Reserve Application for Non-Farm Use a) ALR-01-12 – Lot B, Section 110, Sooke District, Plan 32912 (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary– Pacific - 6040 East Sooke Road) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. For confirmation or further information, please call 250.642.1500. Visit the JdF E.A. website: www.crd.bc.ca/jdf

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"Respect your elders." How many times I heard that growing up! I knew I should, but I didn't always want to. In those days a great deal of effort was given to teach me respect for family members, teachers, and other signi¿cant adults. As a teenager, I confess, I didn't always give respect inwardly, but I usually tried to show it outwardly. Joseph was a teenager when his jealous brothers sold him to Ishmaelite traders who took him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, a member of Pharaoh's personal staff. Noticing his responsible nature, Potiphar soon elevated him to ruler of his entire estate. But Joseph had a problem. He was well-built and his physique soon caught the eye of his boss's wife who invited him to indulge in immoral sexual activities. Joseph refused. His refusal incurred scorn and false accusations, resulting in another trip to jail, but not before he had a chance to demonstrate his respect for respect. Even though Joseph worked for a foreign ruler he respected his authority over him. He could have easily covered up an affair with Potiphar's wife, but she was off-limits. Joseph even respected her in spite of her immoral enticements. Joseph respected right and wrong and what God established in each category. When I was a teen, respect for authority was in short supply, and I've noticed that the supply continues to dwindle. Breaking the cycle requires action from parents, grandparents, teachers, government of¿cials, and everyone in general. Respect can be contagious, but to be caught, it must be taught. Will you, like Joseph, take a stand, even if no one else does? Pastor Gordon Kouwenberg

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

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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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ATTENTION LOGGERS! The Isley Group of Grande Prairie, AB. is currently hiring: Forestry Equipment Operators (Processor & Buncher) and Log Haul Truck Drivers. Please submit resume & driver’s abstract to: hr@isley.ca or fax: (780) 5321250

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LEGALS In accordance with Part 6 of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Regulation, Goldstream Trailer Park located at 2807 Sooke lake road hereby claims the unit at # 35 2827 Sooke Lake road. This is a manufactured home located within the park. The tenant Mr. Ernest Gehrmann is notiďŹ ed that unless all previous outstanding debts are paid the landlord will dispose of the property. Tenant has 30 days to establish this right in court.

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RECOVERY CENTRE in beautiful BC coastal community, offers 30-90 day residential programs for drug/alcohol treatment (detox included) and aftercare program in your area. www.prrecovery.ca SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, , 1585 O’Neill Road, Sooke, BC V9Z0T5. Alma Anslow 250642-2184.

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CARR: Adelaide Geraldine, born in Kingston Ontario, August 8th, 1927, passed suddenly October 19, 2012 at the Victoria, B.C. General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Carr (2000) and daughter Bonnie Lee (1966). Adelaide is survived by her children Patricia (John) Dobroski, James (Dianne) Carr and Judith Taylor, grandchildren Pamela (Mike) McLean, Lee (Jill) Elvers, Ashley Kullberg-Desrochers, Amber (Michael) Blair, Monica (Lee) Garinger, Jamie Carr (Jocelyn), Laura (Cody) Loos, great grandchildren Riley and Matthew McLean, Mitra Elvers and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life memorial service was held in the United Church, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Saturday November 10, 2012. The McLean family would like to thank the Sooke community and the Seniors Activity Society for providing Adelaide with support and friendship over the past two years.

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FIND YOUR BEST FIT Before embarking on a sucessful career, you need to know what industry and general position you are interested in. Speaking with one of our career advisors will help you outline your career goals and what ďŹ elds are best suited to you. You can even tour the campus, speak with current students, and ďŹ nd out where our graduates are now. A new career and life path is only a meeting away.

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MOVING & STORAGE

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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SUTCO Contracting Ltd. is seeking a qualified dispatcher. Must have dispatch experience, and able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. The position requires rotation of days and evening shifts. Extended benefits after 90 days, with pension available after 1 years service. Applicants may apply online www.sutco.ca or fax:0250-357-2009. Enquiries to: Brad 250-357-2612 Ext: 226

TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required. Prefer journeyman with Chrysler training, but apprentices with good work experience considered. Top wages for the right person. 1-800-663-7794 service@nelsonchrysler.com

DYNAMIC RAIL Services Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Track Supervisor working out of our Grande Prairie office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of track work experience, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong focus on customer service and safety. Compensation includes a benefits package, profit sharing and a company vehicle. Please submit resumes to: info@khawk.ca. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. WOLFTEK Industries in Prince George is looking for: Controls/Automation Specialist Working Knowledge of: - PLC programming - HMI development - Variable frequency drives Education: - Electrical Engineering degree or Technologist/Technician (Electrical/Electronics) diploma. Wolftek Industries is willing to train the right candidate and offers competitive wages and benefits. Please submit your resume in confidence to Audrey@wolftek.ca or by fax to: 250-561-0235

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SOOKE: 1 bed cottage. large yard. N/S, pets neg., fun/unfurn, $825 mo + utilities. 250642-2015 or 250-729-6528

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SUITES, LOWER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. 2 Bed lower suite in house on the beach in Whiffin Spit area. $1125/mo. Call 250-642-5972, 250-642-4765, 250-642-6883 NEW 2 bdrm suite. Whiffen Spit area. $1000/m everything inc. 250-514-5820 or scott_L_hotmail.com SOOKE, BRIGHT Large, 2 br., sep. ent. 4 pc bath, w/d, close to bus, N/P, N/S, utils. incld. Avail. Now. $850. 250-8126012

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Reliable/References

LICENSED GASFITTER/SHEETMETAL WORKER WANTED Valid drivers license required. Fax resume to (250) 785-5542 or pronorthheating@telus.net

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051 THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-Camp Positions Avail. •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers - Includes vehicle/accommodations •Road Grader Operator (Excavator experience an asset) •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) •Grapple Yarder Operators •Hooktenders •Chasers •Line Machine Operator •Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca. THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER 2 BR basement suite, 1000 sq ft, includes utils, w/d, n/s, n/p, $900/m, avail immed. 250-661-6168, 250-642-5119

1998 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8 4x4, 7 passenger, 5 dr, loaded, black/tan leather, tow pkg. Like new. $5900. Call (250)661-2734. “2004 RAV4 4WD”- $13,500 firm. 4 cyl, auto, silver, Michelins, 120,000 km,Victoria only vehicle. Complete maintenance history. Lady-driven, no accidents, excellent condition, keyless entry. Model Recommended In Top 10 by Consumer Reports. (250)479-5545.

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link FOR RENT Sooke core 2 BDR walk out suite. F/P, nice yard. N/P, N/S, $750 shared utilities. Available Dec. 1 or Jan. 1 2013. 778-433-6868. FOR RENT 1 BDR suite (5yr old house) in new neighbourhood. Ground level entrance (no stairs) About 700 sq. ft. Dec. 1 all inclusive (except cable and land line ph0ne.) In suite laundry, private parking. 2 blocks from Galloping Goose Trail. 1 block from park off Happy Valley Rd. (Langford) $900 per month (with 1 year lease). Pet friendly. Rick 250-216-1133.

Store in Otter Point January 2013. All stock on sale 10% to 50% off. 250642-2429. LOST CAT Near Kenco on Sooke River Rd., Grey/black, big stripped cat, goes by Garfield. Finder please call 250-642-0649.

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SOOKE SENIORS Drop In Centre A.G.M. 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5, 2012. Election of Officers. FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 bath suite with patio, fenced yard, w/d, 4 stainless appl., 5 min. walk to Whiffin Spit. $1050 + utilities. sorry, no pets. Available, Dec. 1. Call 250-812-6364.

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Horticulture students f ro m Camosun College Kara Delbrouck, left, and Hannah Christo help out building a wetlands pond at the Sunriver Community Garden.

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission invites residents to serve on the Access Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC). ATAC provides advice to the Commission and BC Transit regarding accessible transportation and custom transit issues. The Committee meets up to four (4) times per year. The Commission will consider applications from seniors, individuals with disabilities, persons representing organizations that provide services or represent persons with disabilities, seniors or caregivers. Appointments to ATAC are for two years. The application should focus on skills and experience that you can bring to ATAC including any experience with transit services. The deadline is December 14, 2012. For more information, call 250.995.5726 or visit www.bctransit.com, under Victoria.

Norma Stolth Lajeunesse 1926-2012 and then to the position of woods foreman, the couple decided to make Jordan River their permanent home. They bought a waterfront house facing out to a view of the pounding breakers that roll in from the Strait. Norma loved cooking and her house became a gathering place for youngsters. As well, with Norma as helpmate and cheer leader, Bob took a leadership role in coaching sports and driving teams to intercommunity games. This meant Jordan River kids could participate in many sports, especially minor hockey and softball. By the time Bob retired in 1987, the company had gone through name changes of CPS, Alaska Pine and Cellulose, and Rayonier, and eventually to Western Forest Products Ltd. His long service meant a big Western Forest Products party on his retirement, held at the

Sooke Legion. Bob and Norma took advantage of their new opportunity to travel together, visiting throughout Canada and flying to Hong Kong. One of the remarkable attributes of Norma Lajeunesse was her ability to remain positive throughout difficulties, demonstrating good cheer, kindness and understanding. Though she and Bob had suffered the pain of serious accidents affecting their family, they both remained a source of strength and encouragement to all throughout their lives. Their grandchildren were a special joy to them both, and the whole family enjoyed their get-togethers at their summer place alongside the Sooke River. Norma’s zest for life is shown in the photo demonstrating that even a Harley didn’t faze her. When Bob’s passing left her alone in 1996, Norma remained at their Jordan River

beachfront home in the quiet community until her own health deteriorated, when she went into Eagle’s Bluff Lodge. She enjoyed the companionship of longtime friends at the facility. More recently she was a resident of Ayre Manor where she passed away Oct. 13. Predeceased as well by her brother Elmer Stolth, her sister Eleanor Arden and her daughter, Alexis, Norma leaves her daughter Leslie (Bob), her sons Mark (Coleen); Dana, Lance (Deb) grandchildren Cindy (Kyle) Chelsea, Kyle and Cody, great grandchildren Togan and Matea, daughters-in-law Cathy and Lorraine. She also leaves sister-in-law Gail (Gordon Hall) brotherin-law Danny Lajeunesse and many nieces and nephews. Family services have been held. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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Sooke Shukokai Karate starts up classes

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Sooke Shukokai Karate held their open house on Nov. 3 and started up classes at their new Dojo on 6705 West Coast Rd. (Clockwise from top right) Sensei Norman Ensil instructs students, Ben, 11, left, and Matt, 13. Beginner students, Ezekiel, 12, left, and Aleksei, 9, learn punches with Sensei Alida Ensil. Hollie, 11, and Allen Krutz participate in the ‘Hands and Elbows’ game, where the purpose of exercise is to touch the elbow or knee of your opponent. Holly Sneddon throws a strong punch.

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A local Shirley man will be competing in the Tough Mudder World Championships, an event that has been touted as, “probably the toughest event on the planet.” Justin Gilbertson, 31, was invited to participate in the Tough

47 minutes, earning him a qualifying spot at the Tough Mudder World Championships. Only the top five per cent of competitors are selected. “One of the reasons I actually like Tough Mudder is even though it’s a sporting event, it’s not meant to be competitive, you’re meant to be helping one another,”

‘One of the reasons I actually like Tough Mudder is even though it’s a sporting event, it’s not meant to be competitive...’ --Justin Gilbertson Tough Mudder

Mudder World Championships on Nov. 17 after participating in the Whistler event this May. In the Whistler event, Gilbertson, along with 17,000 other participants, trekked through muddy mountains, jumped into glacier waters, ran through electric wires charged with 10,000 volts, and crawled underneath barbed wire. He completed the 18 kilometre distance course in one hour and

Gilbertson said. “It’s the only event I’ve ever done where you can actually be disqualified for not helping a fellow competitor.” The hogde-podge of physically demanding obstacles is also what entices Gilbertson to challenge his body and “mental grit.” Although the hardcore sporting event may be harrowing for some, Gilbertson did not find it insurmountable. “I honestly didn’t

find it as difficult as I thought it would be. It’s supposed to be one of the most extreme events that you could possibly do. That being said they do have to make it so that people who aren’t as physically fit or athletic can complete the course,” he said, adding that some obstacles, however, were “ridiculously challenging.” Gilbertson, who located to the Sooke area about seven years ago, said the region is perfect terrain to train for the Tough Mudder events. “I’m lucky that I live out in the Sooke area. I live out in Shirley so... where I live basically is what a course looks like -- there’s cold water, there’s forests, [and] there’s mountains to run up and down.” He has been training for the World Championships for the past six months. The event takes place in rural New Jersey, and will last over a 24-period. The event will search for the “toughest” man, woman and four-person group in the world. Individual competitors vying for the top title will have to complete the most laps of a 13 to 16 kilometre

course within the allotted time frame. The course is not unveiled until the day of the event, but Gilbertson expects the typical obstacles like running through fire, climbing suspended cargo nets and ice-water courses. Gilbertson, who works as a traditional blacksmith by day, said he has always been athletic. At one point, he even played golf professionally. “I’ve been involved in athletics since I was young,” he said. “I’ve always just continued to do sports no matter where I’ve been in the world.” He is also a vegan athlete, and has been an activist on behalf of vegan athletes for the past 10 years. “I’ve done vegan activism in 50 countries the last 10 years and one of the things I talk about is that this diet doesn’t really restrict you from being athletic or doing anything of that nature,” Gilbertson said. Going up against some of the “toughest mudders” in the world at the championships, Gilbertson said his goal is to complete five to six laps.

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The Sooke Lions Club is once again funding introductory swimming lessons for all Grade 2

Potholes. “We thought that if you teach the kids at Grade 2, which seemed to be the optimal time to teach them how to swim, that when they became older they

‘That’s in our mandate, to help the young people of our community.’ --Al Beddows Former Lions Club district governor

students in Sooke. According to Al Beddows, Lions immediate past district governor, the program began over 10 years ago in response to teenage deaths at the Sooke

would have the skills to save their own lives.” The Lions supplied around $6,000 to local elementary schools for the program this year. They do not play a role in co-ordinating the

Al Beddows — Sooke Lions Club

program. “When we do some of these programs, we really don’t want to get in the day-to-day managing of it. We’ll just fund it and leave it up to the professionals,” Beddows said. “They arrange for buses, pay SEAPARC, and they take the kids down there for swimming lessons through the course of the year.” Beddows added the

L Lions hope to continue tthe program into the ffuture, funding permittting. “We believe in this p program and every y year we get some really n nice feedback from the k kids. “That’s in our mand date, to help the young p people of our commun nity. And that’s money raised in Sooke and we spend it here.” The Lions also fund programming to send students from Port Renfrew swimming and skating in Sooke.

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