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Council backs Bylaw 600 and new Prestige agreement Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

A settlement with Prestige Sooke Holdings was authorized to be signed following a vote at District of Sooke council on Monday night. The Finance and Administration Committee had been reviewing the agreement over the past 10 months. The review found a number of administrative issues which had not been dealt with and resulted in some financial relief to the district. In total $491,825 had been negotiated with the hotel and included an additional year’s use of the convention centre for $1. Other costs included the hotel’s contribution to the pier ($20,000); building permit fee recalculation ($7,360); shared infrastructure cost savings ($38,465); reduction in the convention centre fees for three years ($189,000) and the additional use of the convention centre ($237,000). Councillor Herb Haldane was not entirely pleased with the new agreement, stating he did not agree “with the Prestige running the marina off our pier.” He said the district owned the foreshore. Mayor Wendal Milne said they sought a legal opinion and the district was “protected.” Parking at the hotel was also an issue that came up, as some of the district’s land is being used for park-

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ing by the hotel due to the easements. “What we have before us is substantially better than the original agreement,” said Councillor Rick Kasper. “We recognize that the original agreement could not be torn up.” The new zoning bylaw, Sooke Zoning Bylaw 600 (previously Bylaw 500) was granted first and second reading and will now go to a Public Hearing on Jan. 15, 2013. Mayor Milne stated every household would be receiving notification through a bulk mail out and non-resident homeowners would receive a letter. “Anybody that doesn’t hear about this is not at home or not getting their mail,” said Milne. “We’re doing everything we can.” The entire bylaw was reveiwed by council and staff after it came to light that the original public input sessions were not sufficient to notify homeowners of changes in Bylaw 500. Issues before council on Monday night included such items as; park use in all zones, lot sizes and set backs in Manufactured Home Park Zones, automotive, car wash and car sale uses along Highway 14. After extensive review, council finally granted the bylaw first and second reading. Council was not unanimous with Councillors Herb Haldane and Maja Tait voting against.

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Up Sooke EARLY DELIVERY THE DEC. 26 edition of the Sooke News Mirror will be delivered on Dec. 24. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND Happy Holidays from the staff and management of the Sooke News Mirror.

HELPING PETS IF YOU ARE in need of pet food, please contact us. Our team of volunteers will gladly meet with you and your pet and set up monthly deliveries of pet food. WE HAVE A bin for pet supply donations at Village Food Markets, and we would like to thank those who have donated thus far. Donations can be also dropped at 2075 Otter Point Rd, on the porch’s bin. CHEQUES CAN BE mailed to PO Box 344 Sooke BC V9Z 1G1 on the society’s name. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND Happy New Year from all our kitties and doggies. WWW.SAFARS.ORG 250-352-2999 PLEASE DON’T DRINK and drive.

Thumbs Up! TO THE DISTRICT of Sooke for putting up those pretty Christmas decorations on the telephone poles in the town core.

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Father Philip Jacobs on trial in Victoria Pirjo Raits With files from the Saanich News Sooke News Mirror

Father Philip Jacobs, 62, now on trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Victoria on charges of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose, was first sent to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church because it would limit his access to children. Jacobs was assigned to the

Sooke church in 1995 and spent two years as the parish priest of the small church along Sooke Road. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria knew of allegations of “inappropriate behaviour” with a young male in Ohio. The admissions show allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Jacobs when he was ministering in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. No criminal charges were laid or civil suits filed as a result

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Father Phil Jacobs of the Ohio allegations. The current charges come from incidents alleged to have

occurred in Saanich between 1996 and 2001. Jacobs was arrested Aug. 4, 2010 and released on $25,000 bail. An alleged victim of a former Saanich priest testified Tuesday that Phil Jacobs molested him a number of times more than a decade ago, while attending St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School on Burnside Road West. The young man, who can’t be identified, described to the court and Justice J. Miriam Gropper a

number of incidents of sexual touching during his time as an altar server under direction of Jacobs, the parish priest at the time. Led by the questioning of Crown prosecutor, Clare Jennings, on the second day of the trial, the witness said the pattern of touching by Jacobs escalated from a hand on the back, then to his buttocks and then to more direct molestation. The witness said he didn’t see a pattern to Jacobs behaviour

and was unsure how many times the priest allegedly molested him, other than it was more than once and “less than 12” times. Until eventually telling a girlfriend later in life and then the Saanich police, the witness said he hadn’t told anyone about the abuse. “It was all very confusing and I was upset,” he said. “I was taught priests can be trusted and confided in and are good people. It was tough to understand.” The trial continues.

point in time. The 34-year-old man was arrested and held in custody till his court appearance on Dec. 10, Wright said. He is wellknown to police. Police recommended three charges of breach of court orders against him. Also assisting with the incident were the West Shore RCMP and members of the Emergency Response Team.

and past New Years,” Wright said, adding the Integrated Road Safety Unit and South Island Traffic Services will be present as well. He reminded drivers to slow down and ensure they defog their vehicles before hitting the road. Wright also stated alcohol related crashes have decreased significantly. According to ICBC statistics, fatal accidents involving alcohol, drugs or medication has decreased 39 per cent from 2010 to 2011 on Vancouver Island.

POLICE BEAT Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

Constant theft at construction site Thieves burglarized the Sombrio Bridge construction site on two separate occasions this month, stealing equipment and an ambulance truck valued at $20,000. According to Staff Sgt. Steve Wright, a hunter reported a smouldering ambulance truck that had been destroyed by a fire to police on Dec. 9. The truck was found on the North Main logging road. “We went up there and there was nothing for us to examine for physical evidence,” Wright said. It is believed the ambulance, which was parked at the construction site, was stolen sometime overnight on Dec. 8. Wright said the culprits tore the door off of a construction building using a chain and vehicle, and stole the keys to the ambulance, along with a printer and radios. The Windley Contracting construction site was targeted a

second time sometime overnight on Dec. 10. Thieves cut the locks off a second trailer and stole two generators and some tools, valued together at $20,000. Police are continuing to investigate, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the detachment at: 250642-5241. Police negotiation ends quietly A Sooke man voluntarily surrendered himself to police after a four-hour long negotiation on Dec. 7 around 7 a.m. Around 3:30 a.m., police received a call from someone concerned about a man considering self-harm in a residence on the 6000-block of Golledge Avenue. It was also reported the man was in possession of a hand gun. “After a couple hours of speaking with him or negotiating with him, he came out and gave himself up without incident,” said Staff Sgt. Steve Wright. “He did not harm himself nor was there a firearm found in the residence.”

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Ken Davies and his father Russell Davies came across this ambulance, on Dec. 9, still smoldering up north main while hunting. He added there was no one else in the resi-

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Drive safe “The public can expect to see us out in force every weekend now, right through the Christmas holiday

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LOOKING BACK A trip through the Sooke News Mirror archives: Dec. 17, 1986 Smouldering cigarette cause of fatal fire Sooke Fire Chief Lorne Fisk says that a fire in a Maple Avenue home that resulted in the death of the lone occupant was caused by a smouldering cigarette. Mrs. Ella Hay, 79, apparently fell asleep on the chesterfield after believing that she had extinguished a cigarette but the still smouldering cigarette butt ignited some flammable materials and the fire broke out. Her husband Art was out shopping in the Village when the fire broke out around 8:40 p.m. It was only the second fatality in Sooke as a result of a fire in 10 years. The last occurred on Christmas Day, 1976 when a resident of an Otter Point Road trailer park died in a fire caused as a result of cigarette smoking. The fire chief said that Mrs. Hay, who was semi-invalid, tried to make her way to the bathroom to fill a container with water to quell the blaze but she was apparently overcome by smoke. Mrs. Hay also suffered some burns to her body before she was pulled out of the house by Sooke Fireman Bill Campbell. Volunteer firemen Bill

Thrift and Ken Gallant tried to revive Mrs. Hay using CPR but their efforts were to no avail and she taken by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Dec. 16, 1992 Firefighters voice disappointment at fire hall rejection Sooke’s volunteer firefighters have decided a personal appeal to the people of Sooke would be the best way of expressing their disappointment over the fire hall ‘no’ vote. Firefighters Association President Bill Meikle said he was drafting a letter to the editor that would explain what benefits the volunteer force brings to the community and why they need a new hall. “The community should understand what the (volunteers) are saving them,” he said, adding there is a lot of personal time and money invested in being a volunteer. Sooke Fire Chief Ric Raynor has said equipping a volunteer force would cost Sooke about $250,000 per year. In a detailed cost analysis based on the City of Victoria firefighters’ rate of pay, Meikle said Sooke would have to dole out up to $1.14 million annual to pay 26 career firefighters. Meikle said Sooke’s 40 volunteer firefight-

ers currently donate between $174,204 and $348,409 in time and expenses. Meikle said the volunteers have come to recognize the ‘no’ vote was not a personal slap at them, but they want to make it clear they are just as convinced a new hall is necessary as the trustees are. Dec. 15, 2004 Travel tips for parents shared It’s among travellers’ worst nightmares -- a seat mate in diapers. But for parents planning to travel this season, there are ways to minimize those agonized travel dramas, making flying, road trips and even the inevitable ferry ride a safe and pleasant way for kids to experience new parts of their world. “You need to be flexible and patient and understand that your child is going to be off as this is all new stuff that you’re introducing,” said Denyse Koo of the Sooke Family Resource Society. Last week, Koo shared her travel tips for kids

with her Wednesday morning Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) session where moms and dads exchange helpful pointers and stories earned on the frontlines of parenthood. “You have to really decide on your priorities,” Koo told the group. “Is it the thing you want to do, or is it your child, or is it having a sense or peace in the family while you’re trying to experience something new?” Even professionals find themselves guilty of pushing their own agenda farther than the children they’re caring for can handle, she said. Dec. 17, 2008 Real estate market is tumbling Despite industry comments that the real estate market on the island will stabilize in 2009, the figures speak for themselves. The monthly sales summaries from the Victoria Real estate Board show sharp declines in sales of all types of properties in

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Win a Kobo November. In November of 2007 there was 623 sales compared to 268 this November. Declines were also evident from October 2008 figures, which showed 316 sales. Marlene Arden from Royal LePage in Sooke says there is definitely a slow down in sales. “Buyers have just stepped back,” said Arden, “due to the nervous economic situation.” She said people who had to sell were in a tougher position and “aggressive pricing” was necessary in the current economic climate. Pricing compellingly makes for a good deal for the buyer, she said. “Things are selling, prices are not crashing but they are adjusting not increasing. If someone has to sell they take a hit,” Arden said. Arden did say there would likely be some foreclosures in 2009. SUPPORT THE

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The Sooke Public Library has joined a national literacy campaign, but not without their own little “twist.” The National Reading Campaign launched the “What did you read today?” project mid-November, which had schools and public libraries ask readers what they mentally consumed for the day. According to the National Reading Campaign website, the public awareness campaign is designed to make reading a top priority. “What did you read today?” has two separate contests -- one for children and one for the general public. For children, readers write what they read for the day on National Reading Campaign sheets, which are displayed and tweeted by participating organizations. From this contest, public libraries and schools can win $1,000 worth of new books for their library. For adults, readers

tweet to @readingcampaign, with the hash tag #whatdidyoureadtoday? for a chance to win one of 10 Kobo e-readers. Sooke, however, deviated from the norm and merged campaign participation with holiday festivities. According to Adrienne Wass, Sooke Public Library manager, staff have been building a pyramid of books to form a Christmas tree. In recognition of “What did you read today?” the tree is decorated with miniature campaign sheets detailing books read by local residents. “We were posting “What did you read today?” sheets of paper on our bulletin board, and then I had the idea to do a Christmas tree,” Wass said. “The tree is to celebrate reading and community. I think that’s really what I’m aiming for... to connect the community in a real simple, easy, free way.” To participate, visit the Sooke Public Library on 2065 Anna Marie Rd or go to: www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca.


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Need just keeps getting bigger Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Christmas Bureau currently has a fundraising goal of $25,000 to supply food to over 450 families. According to Dave Bennett, Sooke Christmas Bureau spokesperson, about $11,000 has been raised as of Dec. 14. The Christmas Bureau raised about $5,000 of the funds, while the remainder was contributed by Sooke firefighters, who have been holding store-front campaigns over the last three weeks. “The hope is that we can reach our target of $25,000 cash because there’s always outstanding bills and so on from operating the Christmas Bureau this time of year, and it helps to sustain the operation of the food bank in the new year as well,” Bennett said. He said the “bare bones” operation uses the money to purchase food hamper items like cereals, soups, stuffing boxes, tea and coffee at

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David Bennett hopes can reach its goal. wholesale prices. “Although we’re very well supported by the food suppliers in terms of getting a wholesale price, the reality is when that’s delivered to the Christmas Bureau to the food bank, they want cash in hand, so that’s what we have to be able to pay -- those

the Christmas Bureau bills,” Bennett said. But even if the Christmas Bureau fails to meet their fundraising goal, Bennett said all food hamper applicants will still be serviced. “We may run out of turkeys, we may run out of hams, but yes, nobody will be turned away, everybody will go

home with some food,” he said. Last year, the Christmas Bureau raised $24,000 in cash donations, received a large amount of donated nonperishable food items, and had over 500 food hamper applicants. The number of applicants for this year are still being tabulated, but so far there are about 450 registered, which Bennett expects to increase. But he added, volunteers have also been more careful when selecting food hamper recipients. “We’re being more careful in terms of screening the applicants and ensuring that they are getting a hamper from us then they’re not sort of trying to utilize another region, another area hamper supply. So, we’re trying to be as careful as we can because it’s an expensive process and at the same time we want to make sure that everybody that is in need is provided with a hamper.” According to Bennett,

the greatest challenge facing the Christmas Bureau is similar to the challenges encountered by local families -- the rising cost of food. “Our biggest challenge is probably ensuring that we continue to receive the tremendous support of the greater community in order to have the necessary funds to provide us with the purchasing power to support the needs of the Christmas Bureau,” he said. That being said, Bennett added the community has been very generous in their support. “Good things continue to happen and that’s what we need to count on,” he said. Just as a reminder, the Sooke Christmas Bureau cannot accept expired food items, items that are unsealed or opened and homemade preserves. The Christmas Bureau is also looking for volunteers who may be willing to take on-call shifts from Dec. 20-22. Contact 250-6421534 if interested.

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assisted at the various events. (Also East Sooke FD and Otter Point FD for their food drives). Special mention to the Hudson women for sorting and rolling all the coins collected. (Over $3,600). Also a huge thank you to Pat Hudson and Sue Daniels Ferrie for creating four new Santa costumes for this year’s Santa Run. And a special thank you to my right hand man through all of this – Bob Hudson who ensured everyone was set up, ready to go and helped take down the stations each night. Also must mention Dave Bennett

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who took on all the different stations not covered over the past few weeks and for the 137 emails (+/-) he sent me during this time. Thanks to the Lions Club for donating the proceeds of their Breakfast with Santa and the District of Sooke staff and council for the proceeds from the Christmas party. All in all it was a huge combined effort and I think this may have turned out to be the biggest and best drive ever. So, after all this, I am sure you are anxious to hear the totals, so here goes. It was estimated the food and toys col-

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Fire department food drives bring in plenty of food and cash After three weeks of hard work the Sooke Fire Rescue Service Christmas Food Drive has come to an end. Thank you so much to everyone that participated in front of the malls, helping with the Santa Run or unpacking food at the community hall. (It is now very full – might have to write them a ticket for overcrowding) The Santa Run was a huge success in spite of the terrible weather, and having four different routes this year allowed us to finish at a much more decent hour. Thanks also to all the family members that

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If you stood at the Sullivan house, just west of Atherley Close today and looked towards the telephone pole in this photo, you would still be able to see the rooftop of the Sooke Community Hall. Your view would be somewhat blocked, though, by the later building that now houses Sooke Glass and Sooke Fine Art Gallery, and the three-storey Sam Fedosenko building, erected in 2007 by his grandson Shane Fedosenko. Immediately beyond the photo to the left, where the old Blight house stood, today you would find the Sooke Post Office. At the left edge of photo stands the newly-built McBride house, built by Joe Collins, Fishtraps manager, for his mother-in-law. Readers today will recognize that this is now a dental office.

fords and Lewises. In 1950 John and Audrey Wilson lived there when their first son Glen was a baby. Standing between the camera and this house site, today you will find a building now housing a realtor and a legal firm, built originally as a religious meeting place, Kingdom Hall. Probably by now, readers will have figured out that the Curtis Muir/Pickerl house, demolished in 1994, became the site of the automotive shop operated by Bob Sykes for nearly two decades. This property appears to be headed for more changes today. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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The Hartland Landfill Facility will be closed Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Information: 250-405-6550. No RSVP required.

Hartland will reopen on Thursday, December 27 from 9 am to 5 pm.

We gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food for the Food Bank.

Registered account customers will have access to the active face from 7 to 9 am.

We are here to assist constituents with Federal government programs and services.

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Christmas far from home Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

Participants of the Canada World Youth Sooke-South Africa team have been living in the area for about two weeks, readying themselves for future work placements and community involvement. The Sooke News Mirror caught up with two of the program participants to find out their first impressions of Vancouver Island and what they hope to gain from their experience living and volunteering on the West Coast. Lebo Tsiutu, 24, originally from Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa, is a graduate of Cape Town University with a major in International Relations. “I joined the program because I wanted to challenge myself with something and I wanted to like a cultural exchange,” Tsuitu said. “I also joined the program because I wanted to make a difference to my community in South Africa.” She also hopes to learn more about Canadian culture and history. Hailing from Toronto, Abni Rego, 22, is young graduate from the University of Toronto with

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Abni Rego, left, and Lebo Tsiutu, from the Canada World Youth Sooke-South Africa team, pictured at a CWY event at the Sooke Legion on Dec. 14. a degree in History. As a new graduate, Ergo signed up for the cultural exchange program to do some soul searching. “I wanted to do something that was completely different than anything I’d experienced before, and this totally opened my eyes to a new direction for my life after the program,” she said, adding she hopes to learn more about First Nations history and culture.

“I’m really excited to get involved with the T-Sou-ke Nation and learn more about them.” Both women had positive impressions when they arrived in Sooke, and stated residents have welcomed them with open arms. They also marvelled at Sooke’s pristine and rugged wilderness. “For me, coming from South Africa, I thought I was coming home to Canada, and I discovered a whole

different culture and a whole different way of life,” Rego said. “I’m from a big city, and it’s so exciting to be in a community where people know each other.” Along with volunteering at local not-forprofit establishments, the Sooke-South Africa team will be fundraising for Beyond Schools, an after school program in the Cape Flats region of South Africa that will address youth violence, gangsterism and substance abuse. After living in the Cape Flats area for about three months during the first phase of the program, both Tsiutu and Rego agreed there is a need for Beyond Schools. “Currently in South Africa we have a lot of challenges sending kids to school, so I think through that program we’ll be able to lay out a foundation for little kids to be able to get the proper education,” Tsiutu said. The Sooke-South Africa team consists of 17 youth from across Canada and South Africa. Prior to their arrival in Sooke on Dec. 6, the team was in Athlones and Bonnievale for about three months.

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Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Sharron Ho Reporter

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

OUR VIEW

Focus on your driving habits The holiday season is upon us and it has been snowing. We may be in for a white Christmas, which will make many a toboggan toting kid happy, although drivers will not be so keen. On the West Coast we don’t necessarily change into our winter tires because the snow usually doesn’t stick around for long. But, you do need a good set of treads in any case. One thing that we do need to focus on is our driving habits. When there is black ice a fourwheel drive vehicle isn’t going to help you, and speed certainly won’t. Taking your foot off the gas It’s called is good insurance if you are defensive not sure of what else to do. driving for a Take it easy. When there is snow, driving is different. reason. You need to ensure that you know which way to turn your wheels when you slip and slide and you need to let others know where you’re going by using your signals. Take time to get to your destination and be prepared for delays. Practice patience and tolerance and stay well back of the vehicle in front of you because they may not be as much in control of their vehicle as you are. It’s called defensive driving for a reason. Speaking of parties, don’t drink and drive. This has been drilled into our brains for a very long time and we need to practice this every time we have a drink. Designate a driver, take a taxi, get a ride with a sober person or just stay where you are. It just isn’t worth the risk. No one wants to go to a funeral rather than a party. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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

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Premier ponders black ink, oil B.C. Views Premier Christy Clark has completed the traditional round of year-end interviews with legislative press gallery reporters. Here are excerpts from my discussion with her, dealing with the Enbridge oil pipeline proposal and the balanced budget her government has promised to present in February. TF: On the Enbridge project, are you getting the answers you want on safety? PCC: No, we’re not. We’ve set out our position. The five conditions need to be met, period. (B.C.’s conditions are “worldclass” land and marine spill prevention and response, meeting legal obligations for aboriginal consultation, passing federal-provincial environmental assessment and a “fair share” of financial benefits.) PCC: We need the oilpatch producers, the Alberta government and the federal government to come to the table. We’ve been cross-examining Enbridge. We have not been getting any of the answers that we hoped to get. We haven’t gained a lot of comfort from that process. And none of the other conditions are even close to being met. We are doing our own study of marine traffic. We want to under-

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stand the total number of ships that are out there plying our coast right now. Because all of them have fuel in them, and some are cargo ships that are big enough to have enough (bunker) fuel as a mini-tanker would. Part of this is trying to understand where our level of Coast Guard protection needs to be today, in order to protect us should there be a spill from the existing traffic. TF: Balancing the budget: the finance ministry’s current projections call for an upturn in natural gas royalties in the coming year. With the current glut of gas, isn’t that kind of far-fetched? PCC: It is going to be difficult to present a balanced budget, but I think, because we’re going to build in some [forecast] allowance, as we always do, and because we’re going to be completely transparent about the assumptions that have led us there, and because we aren’t going to fiddle with any of the assumptions that we receive from the experts in the Ministry of Finance, it’s going to be quite clear that we have done it. We have come by a balanced budget honestly. So when it comes to natural gas, you know that the assumption we use in the budget is based on a fairly complex formula that the Ministry of Finance has relied on for probably a decade now. We don’t fiddle with that.

Take a drive or a walk to see the efforts people have made to decorate their homes and yards. In no particular order: 2145 Firwood Pl. 2412 Mountain Height Dr. 7244 Francis Rd. (Food Bank donation box) 6847 Burr Rd.

There are those who would say we should artificially lower the [revenue projection] number that we use. But if you artificially lower it, what’s to stand in the way of artificially raising it? You either accept the advice of your experts or you don’t. And they’re the experts, not the politicians. TF: Right now we have a deficit gap of more than a billion dollars. Can that be closed without significant spending cuts, or tax increases, or both? PCC: You will see when we get to the budget. And it will be absolutely transparent how we got there. [Laughs] Nice try. TF: If the B.C. Liberals form a government in May, will the election date be changed so we don’t have to have this discussion about questionable spring election budgets? PCC: It’s not part of the plan today, but I’m sure it’s a discussion we’ll have in the next four years. I know that people have talked about it. I’m open to it. I’m not wedded to this particular date. Next week I’ll have highlights from my year-end interview with NDP leader Adrian Dix. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

6771 Foreman Heights (Food Bank donation box) 6720 Nott Place (off Townsend Rd.) 2458 Driftwood Pl. 1564 Whiffen Spit Rd. 2214 Tara Pl. 2392 Poplar Dr. 7244 Francis Rd. (Food Bank donation box)

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Serving Sooke since 1985.

We asked: What is your favourite Christmas or holiday memory?

Call Michael Dick at 250-642-6056 … and start packing!

Sooke Real Estate Setting up the Christmas It wasn’t actually Christmas, but before Christmas on lights with my dad because Dec. 9, when my first girl we had a huge tree in front was born. of our house and he used to use a piece of siding with a hook to hook the lights and Philippe Lajoie hook up onto the top of the Sooke tree.

Basically every year, just being with my family.

Santa Claus, cookies and baking.

Gene Sebelius Sooke

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Jackie Smith Sooke

Bad deal for Canada I am writing this as I am shocked to learn Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the takeover of Nexen by CNOOC the Chinese state owned oil company. This announcement was deliberately made at 5 p.m. on Friday last in an attempt to stay below the radar of news media and the Canadian public. At one level this is a terrible step to take by itself, as if CNNOC decides to exploit all the resources they now have access to, they will contribute significantly to global warming. Much more dangerously, if Harper signs off on FIPA next, the Nexen takeover represents something far worse, as we Canadians will be powerless to stop CNNOC doing absolutely anything they like. This proposed FIPA Agreement will bind Canadians to some unbelievably stringent conditions for a generation (up to 31 years). These conditions include the likelihood of huge fines if any level of government passes laws which affect China’s “future expectation of profit.” We could expect CNNOC to sue Canada in secret tribunals for billions if we passed any law or took any action to prevent or reduce exploitation of the tar sands for environmental or health reasons. Similar trade legislation in Belgium has already led to demands on their government by China to

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On Saturday, Dec. 8 the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Christmas dinner party attended by current and past members of the fire department; and members of the Shirley Fire Protection Society and Shirley Fire Commission. The event was catered by the owners of a new restaurant planning to open in the new year in Shirley called “Shirley Delicious.” Above, guests make their way through the buffet line. the tune of $2 billion. To enable such draconian clauses to abrogate our sovereignty 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. This dangerous and destructive legislation must be stopped and every Canadian should demand the right to be heard on this

sinister, binding legislation which is designed to turn Canada into a medieval vassal state paying tithes and tributes to China for the right to pass our own laws! Dr. Roland M. Alcock Sooke

Awareness not politics needed My main reaction to “Politics of Poverty Continues” (Tom Fletcher. 28/11), was that the writer seemed more interested in the partisan politics of this complex social

issue than in raising public awareness and compassion,and encouraging more effective societal responses about its debilitating long-tem effects, especially on children. I was therefore glad to see in last week’s edition a response from Kendra Milne, a B.C. lawyer knowledgable in the area of poverty. As Kendra Milne remarks, there can be arguments about various research approaches and measurements concerning poverty in this country. Nevertheless, the evidence that a number of Canadian individuals and families experi-

ence poverty, due to a combination of factors beyond their control, is sufficiently compelling that stronger economic, social and political measures are clearly called for, even if there might be argument as to their nature and degree. This is especially true for certain groups such as some of our First Nations communities. Unfortunately, the article conveys the judgmental notion that most people could overcome poverty by taking their own unsupported action. For example, simplistic advice is offered about moving from a high-rent urban area to a lowerrent area elsewhere. My experience, as a long-time professional worker in the social field, is that if people are in a practical position to do that, including dealing with all the associated costs and stress involved, they usually do so. Unfortunately, as Kendra Milne points out, this doesn’t necessarily lessen their impoverishment if, as is often the case, other variables cost more or needed services are less adequate,. Circulating the pub-

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Letters Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sookenewsmirror.com. Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information.

Merry Christmas…. ….and our Very Best Wishes For the New Year. Thanks to all our many friends who make Sooke such a wonderful place to live. Michael, Kathy and Courtney Dick

A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of our Sooke Family Skate. To SeaParc for being such a great host and donating their wonderful facilities. Western Foods and Sooke Village Market for the generous donation of the delicious Hot dogs and Buns. Above all to our friend and neighbour who’s donations of Food, presents and cash will go a long way in helping those less fortunate than ourselves have a Merry Christmas. Call Michael at 250-642-6056 Eml: michaeldick@isellsooke.com ROYAL LEPAGE COAST CAPITAL REALTY - Sooke


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Cont’d from page 9 lic with well-researched information and a more understanding discussion about the impacts of poverty would be a better way of addressing the challenge of how we might, as a concerned society, reduce or eliminate this problem. Mary Brown Shirley

LETTERS

Teach not preach this Christmas As we struggle to come to grips with the horrific, senseless devastation that claimed the lives of innocent children and dedicated educators in Newtown, Connecticut, I’m sure we all reacted in much the same way. Once the invasion of sickening shock had given way to consuming sorrow, we probably all sought out our children and hugged them just a little tighter than we normally do, just a little longer, and with just a hint of desperation that they may not have ever felt before. I’m sure there wasn’t one of us who didn’t empathize with the families of those kids, the staffof

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A sow and two cubs were caught up a tree on Larkspur on Friday. They were left alone to climb down and go about their bear business. Sandy Hook elementary school, and the courageous men and women of the attending Police and Ambulance Services who were witnesses to something so atrocious that it will undoubtedly haunt them forever. But in the wake of last Friday’s disgusting act of cowardice, empathy is just a start. If we care enough to hug our children, then we as society must care enough to teach them better lessons than we have. We need to teach

them respect. Pure and simple. Respect for themselves, respect for others and respect for their communities. It takes a whole village to raise a child, and we need to seize every opportunity to instill in the kids who live among us the belief that they are valued and they belong. We need to help them experience the warmth that comes with helping others, and the satisfaction that comes from contributing to society in a positive way. We need

to teach them that “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” are just video games, and not a way of life. This Christmas, let’s do more than just preach “Peace on Earth.” Let’s activate it right here, one child at a time, and sustain it year round. To do our best to raise our kids without having to experience an atrocity like one we have just seen, let’s do what we can every day. True generosity to the future means giving all to the present. Lest we forget, Scott Hilderley Sooke

$3,600 is not a “paltry” amount Lorien Arnold, president of the Sooke Bike Club and Sooke Mountain Cycle, was quoted at the Sooke council meeting on Dec. 10 as saying that the $3,600 he received for his development costs relating to the proposed bike skills race course in John Phillips Memorial Park,

Sarah FortisBC, Dispatch Coordinator

A safe holiday is a happy holiday Make safety a priority this holiday season with these simple tips: Ħ Never kick or hit your meter if ice builds up. Call us for assistance at 1-888-224-2710. Ħ After a snowfall, brush snow away from your meters by hand and clear a path for the safety of our meter readers. Ħ Around your fireplace, consider using a hearth safety gate to help protect small children from the heated glass. For more winter safety tips, visit fortisbc.com/safety.

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Happy Holidays!

What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed December 19 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Shuffleboards 6:30 p.m. Ladies Darts 12 p.m.

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage at 7 p.m. Pool Darts 7:30 p.m.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Steak night 6-7:30 p.m. Drop-in darts at 8 p.m. Short mat 1-3 VITAL VITTLES Free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road. Everyone welcome.

SOOKE LEGION Final Meat draw of the year at 3 p.m.

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SOOKE LEGION Short Mat 1-3 Euchre 6:30 Pool League 7 p.m SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Closing at 4 p.m.

BABY TALK 2012 Closed for Christmas At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. YOUTH CLINIC West Coast Family Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 25. SOOKE LEGION Darts 7:30 p.m. Pool League 7 p.m. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Closed.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 Cont’d from page 10 was a “paltry” amount. $3,600 is definitely not a paltry or insignificant amount. To many Sooke residents and taxpayers $3,600 covers several months rent or mortgage payments. Puts a lots of food on their tables, helps pay expensive hydro bills, etc. etc. Sooke taxpayers provided this $3,600 “paltry” amount. If you consider it so insignificant, pay it back to the district. Surely you could get your club members and supporters to come up with such a “paltry” amount. Or, here’s another idea. On behalf of the bike club, make a $3,600 donation to the Sooke Food Bank. Such an amount would certainly not be considered paltry to those Sooke residents who regularly rely on the generosity of the food bank. For you to have accepted the $3,600 and then turn around and insult the taxpayers who reluctantly funded it, is absolutely outrageous. Shame on you and shame on your group. Your bike skills race track is not wanted in our John Phillips Memorial Park. Look elsewhere. Stuart Katorsky Carolyn Katorsky Sooke

Stop and think of road safety I am writing this letter concerning all the drivers of Sooke. Last night on my way home, around 4:45 p.m., I was going down West Coast Road and in a matter of four minutes, I passed eight cars with burnt out headlights, tail lights and reflector lights. There are even cars on the road with no headlights on at all in this miserable, dark,

LETTERS rainy weather. We should all take a walk around our vehicles at night time and morning before heading out to make sure all of our lights are working, including signals. I am getting fed up with these drivers and so are a lot of other people fed up with these drivers that do not use their signals. I believe and have seen in every vehicle that I have owned in my time, that they do have signal switches. People do not use this device, that is part of your vehicle, when they are turning a corner, especially when the road comes to a tee or they use it at the very last minute. This is very frustrating to the person behind them, as they don’t know which way you are turning. Also last night, Dec. 9, there was a car driving down Grant Road, with their four-ways on and they were going slow, why? Well, because their front tire was ready to fall off the vehicle. Instead of backing traffic up, why didn’t you just pull over and fix the problem instead of making the problem worse or even cause a severe accident? People need to stop and think for a minute before getting into their vehicle and see if it is road worthy and safe to drive. If not, then it should be parked until it is safe to drive. Let’s not have any more severe accidents like the one a few days ago in Cooper Cove, as it is the season for dark, and rainy terrible nights. Thank you, have a safe and happy holidays. C.J. Malone Sooke

Mayor Milne & Staff at City Hall I am using our local news paper to thank the formerly CRD & Sooke District for allowing me to sit on various committees over the last 15 years, the latest being the board of variance. I hope I have added some input and credibility to these volunteer committees. I have enjoyed being involved in community affairs, having lived here 50 years. Thank you again, Marilyn Andreychuck

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Doing what comes naturally This article written below is full off cr*p. A cougar doing what is natural to it, staying alive by eating animals not people. It’s the cougar’s land, it was here first. But us people bring slow good eating farm animals over and plop them down in front of the wild cougars and expect them not to be touched, how stupid are these people? Sure, a big cat will take a bigger and slower animal, who wouldn’t, we all would. The press is going on about the killing spree, like it’s killing people. Its doing what is natural, it’s called eating. It’s not killing people, so end result another big cat dead because us people like to play GOD. The article: A call on Wednesday morning about a dead alpaca led Pauwels to a West Saanich Farm, where he came face-to-face with the big cat. Pauwels, confident that it is the cougar responsible for the killing spree, shot it dead. For those farmers living in the area and worrying about their farm animals, the news came as a relief. But Pauwels said

he would have preferred not to kill the animal. “I hate having to do that,” he said. “In this case with a cougar that’s killed that much livestock I don’t have any other option. I’m not allowed to relocate a cougar that’s done that, it’s not something I can even consider doing.) ”With files from CTV British Columbia’s Penny Daflos Brian Rundle Sooke

Figures and statement totally inaccurate After certain statements were made by Mrs. Janet Evans to an interviewer regarding the legal costs incurred by four named dissenters of hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, I wrote to the District of Sooke asking for proof of this said statement from Oct. 12, 2011. The District of Sooke answered on Nov. 9, as follows by this excerpt: “I confirm you have received records which meet your request in the agenda package at the October 24, 2011 Regular Council meeting, which were the breakdown of legal costs for 2009, 2010 and 2011. As to records

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NOTICE OF REGULAR COUNCIL 2013 MEETING SCHEDULE (section 127 Community Charter)

Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., except on statutory holidays, then the Regular Council meeting must be held on the following Tuesday. Meetings are held in the Sooke Council Chamber located at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC. January 14, 2013 January 28, 2013 February 12, 2013 (Tuesday) February 25, 2013 March 11, 2013 March 25, 2013 April 8, 2013 April 22, 2013 May 13, 2013 May 27, 2013 June 10, 2013

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MUNICIPAL HALL HOLIDAY CLOSURE The Municipal Hall is open until noon on December 24th and closed December 25th and 26th, 2012 and January 1st, 2013. The following agencies are available for assistance: Emergency: 9-1-1 Police: 250-642-5241 Emergency Coordinator: 250-642-5422 250-478-9555 Fire Duty Officer: 250-478-9555 Road Maintenance: 250-391-7310 Animal Control: 250-478-0624 Sewer: 250-642-6300 CRD Water: 250-474-9600 Gas: 1-800-474-6886 Hydro: 1-800-224-9376

2012 HOMEOWNER GRANTS AND OVERDUE PROPERTY TAXES Property owners with unpaid property taxes are reminded that the outstanding amount will begin to accrue interest starting on January 1, 2013. If you are eligible for a 2012 homeowner grant and have not yet applied, please drop into the Municipal Hall or go online at www.sooke.ca as soon as possible to complete an application. Tax payments may be made at the Municipal Hall and at most financial institutions. Payments may also be dropped through the mail slot at the Municipal Hall outside of office hours. Applications and payments dropped through the mail slot before 8:30 am January 2, 2013 will be received as at December 31, 2012.

BUSINESS LICENCES REQUIRED JANUARY 1ST, 2013 If you have not already done so -- be sure to renew or apply for your 2013 business licence. The Business Licence Bylaw (online at www.sooke.ca) requires that all businesses operating in the District of Sooke be in possession of a valid Business Licence or a valid Intermunicipal Business Licence.

NEW YEARS DAY LEVEE Mayor Wendal Milne would like to invite all residents to the “Mayor’s New Year’s Levee” on Tuesday, January 1st, 2012 in the Council Chambers from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon. The Sooke Legion will be hosting their Levee from 12:00 Noon - 3:00 pm. This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca

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Cont’d from page 11 you requested identifying yourself in legal opinions and records as to the legal services contract. I regret to inform you that the District of Sooke is unable to provide access to those records because: a. the records do not exist;” I am positive that the other three socalled dissenters would have received the same information, if they requested it. Mrs. Evans never commented again on these misstatements privately or in public. Fred Von Ilberg Sooke

Bah Humbug! What are we really saying to the kids of this community? I am asking because when your paper is inviting Grade 1 to 3 students to colour into some really imaginative outlines of a snowman and a Christmas tree for the purpose of entering a contest what are you really telling this coming generation? a) you have no creativity or you lack the courage to use it. b) you are too intellectually challenged to think of your own ideas, c) you are emotionally too immature to express your feelings,

LETTERS d) you lack the basic skills to use a variety of materials, e) your powers of observation are so poor that you have no clue on how to start your own drawing and painting, f) you have become so involved with digital media that expressing yourself without them is just too difficult, g) your parents, friend and teachers have obviously failed to support the artist in you, h) and now the newspaper is agreeing. After having taught creative expression for decades in my preSookian life, I feel ready to say, please do away with these kind of colouring contests from now on. Treat kids with dignity and sponsor events that allow them to express their own thoughts and feelings. Just think what a fascinating show of original art everyone could enjoy at a SEAPARC that offers memberships for participants in such a happening. Wilf Wenzel Sooke

Still seeking access to

CRD park lands I would like to thank Councillors Haldane, Pearson, and Kasper for prompting the first real discussion of access to our community lakes since the Capital Regional District water board first gated Harbourview Road back in the ‘80s. District control of zoning is the only negotiating tool we have left to get the CRD to the table for access, and the rest of council seems intent on following the mayor’s lead in throwing it away with no concession, just like our last mayor (also CRD Parks Committee vice-chair) did. Leave aside the fact that they are also throwing away about $127,000 in rezoning fees and over $30,000 per year in property taxes. The issue seems deadlocked on the idea that the district wants to be able to put a park anywhere without having to rezone. The solution is to define what a park is. A municipal

park is not a regional park, and a regional park reserve is not a park at all. The district could quite easily allow a municipal park in all zones while requiring the CRD to seek zoning for anything else. For some reason staff think the CRD is special, asking “what would their incentive to rezone be?” and providing false information about “legal non-conformance.” The incentive for the CRD to rezone is exactly the same as anyone else; the noncompliance penalties in the zoning bylaw. The real question is why our CRD-friendly staff refuse or neglect to enforce zoning bylaws when it comes to CRD non-compliance. Council needs to strike out the provision that permits a CRD park anywhere without rezoning, and make the CRD come to the district to rezone the hundreds of hectares of CRD park reserve so that there is a public process involved. People in Sooke want access to our lakes, and if it was any developer but the CRD we would get it. Terrance Martin Sooke

17 Mile gathers toys for kids I am with the Sooke Harbourside Lions and we are doing our Toys for Kids service project on Saturday, Dec. 22. What I am writing about is the 17 mile cold beer and wine store. They have put on their third annual toy drive and have many, many, incredible draw prizes to give away, which they will be doing on Wednesday Dec. 19. Anyone donating a toy gets their name in the draw. They have had an incredible response.They have liaised with my Lions Club and will be donating all the donated toys to our Toys for Kids. Both the manager Harold and assistant manager Lisa have been incredibly supportive of this venture. Jane Beddows 1st Vice President Sooke Harbourside Lions

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Arts & Entertainment A good book is always a welcome holiday gift... P

ut some fine British Columbia books under the tree for the readers in the house. In this selection there are books on cooking, publishing, a child’s book and a historical work. These book are all by British Columbia authors and they all relate in some way to our West Coast lifestyle. In a world where the Internet is becoming the communication method of choice and even the tool for reading, there is comfort in old-fashioned well written books and turning the pages one-by-one.

How to publish a book for less than $100 Author: Mary Howard 30 pages, softcover www.my-book-published.com This small booklet will give you all of the information you need to publish your own book. It guides you through the process from planning to selling your novel, short story, family history, what have you. You would require a computer and some technical savvy, but the author’s instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Howard offers information on how to sell your published work, information that is not always readily available. Mary Howard is an author/publisher from the Duncan area and she also provides workshops on self-publishing. Workshop dates are in January 2013. For more information go to: www.howard-designs-publications.com Home Truths: Highlights from BC History Edited by: Richard Macke and Graeme

Wynn 416 pages, softcover Harbour Publishing

If you are interested in regional history, Home Truths will quell your thirst for informative and interesting stories of British Columbia vast and varied history. Based on the essays featured in BC Studies from 1968 to 2012, the editors compiled 11 fascinating articles from prominent historical authors. The editors saw a recurring theme in many of the submissions in BC Studies and what came into focus was “home” in all of its interpretations. The theme concerns the search for a home on the West Coast — a new one for settlers and an old one for indigenous peoples. There are tales of the promised land and the settlers’ privation and eventual abandonment of their ideal utopian communities. Stories surface in the book from such diverse places like the Fraser Canyon, Kitsilano, Chinatown in Vancouver, Sointula, the Walhachin and the Lower Skeena. Each author is meticulous in their research and foot notes and acknowledgements fill many pages. Black and white photographs add to the essays giving them another dimension in understanding.

O Canada Crosswords Book 13 Author: Gwen Sjorgren 232 pages, softcover Nightwood Editions Crossword puzzle fans will welcome this latest edition of a Canadian crossword book. It’s for the Canadian in all of us and O Canada provides 33 themed puzzles with enough mental challenges to enrich your brain workout. The spellings are distinctly Canadian and full of trivia only a Canuck would know. So, as they say, put on your toque and wager a Loonie that you’ll out perform any of your southern neighbours. Available through Harbour Publishing.

Seasonings: Flavours of the Southern Gulf Islands Authors: Andrea and David Spalding 240 pages, softcover Harbour Publishing There isn’t a foodie alive who doesn’t salivate at the prospect of a new cookbook, especially one that features recipes from the Southern Gulf Islands. The Gulf Islands of Saltspring, Pender, Galiano, Mayne and Saturna are resplendent in scenery, fresh food, and talented cooks. Veteran writers and long-time island residents Andrea and David Spalding have sought out those favourite island recipes. Organic food is a preference with many island residents and Seasonings provides some amazing recipes using specialty ingredients found and grown on the island. The recipes are arranged by season and product availability and the photographs only add to the lushness of this book. Seasonings is a won-

derful way to remember and recreate some of those delectables found in the small inns and restaurant scattered throughout the Southern Gulf Islands. Don’t know what to do with B.C. spot prawns, blackberries, chanterelle mushrooms and crab? This book will give you both the inspiration and passion for using sustainable, B.C. products. Add some wine from the island vineyards and you have the makings of the perfect West Coast meal. Seasongings: Flavours of the South Gulf Island is a Canadian and B.C. bestseller.

Gubby Builds A Boat Author: Gary Kent Illustrator:KimLafeve 31 pages, hardcover Harbour Publishing This children’s book is reminiscent of an earlier time. A time when a hands-on approach meant all hands on deck. This latest book follows the best selling book, Fishing with Gubby, the adventures of a commercial salmon fisherman. It takes place in an age where boat building was a coastal enterprise and life along the docks encompassed the whole family. The story documents the rich traditions of the Nikkei fishing community and wooden boat building on the West Coast. Author Gary Kent was a commercial fisherman and salmon troller and now lives in Roberts Creek. Kim Le Feve is a Governor General’s Award winning artist and illustrator for many children’s books. Gubby Builds a Boat will be appreciated by readers of all ages.

Contigency Plan Author: Lou Allin 130 pages, softcover Orca Book Publishers

Sooke author Lou Allin loves writing mysteries. People love reading mysteries and Allin has found a way to give them the thrill in a one-sitting reading session. Contigency Plan is about control, relationships and revenge. The premise of this novella is that if it’s too good to be true, it usually is. A young widow meets a wealthy man who appears to be perfect, until their idyllic life starts to show signs of something evil. It’s a quick read, which it is meant to be. The author wrote this for Rapid Reads, a line of short novels and non-fiction books for adult readers. The publisher said, “In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants an highinterest quick read.”

The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook Author: Carolyn Herriot 255 pages, softcover Colour photographs Harbour Publishing Author and organic gardener Carolyn Herriot cooks up a very

informative and inspiring collection of 160 recipes in her latest book, The ZeroMile Diet Cookbook. The cookbook is a veritable feast for the eyes, with photographs of the foods, easy to read and understand recipes and chapters on nutrition, health, culinary herbs, outfitting a kitchen and other very useful information. The idea is to use what grows in your backyard or from a local farm. The recipes are sorted by season and what might be growing in your garden at the time. She talks of preserving and storing foods and the benefits of having a backyard garden, even a small one. It’s a nice addition to anyone’s kitchen. If you have just started to go vegetarian, this would make a good start to learning to live healthier. A winter recipe for those who have fresh apples: Baked Apple Dessert This dessert is positively yummy served warm or cold, with or without Greek Yogourt, ice cream or whipped cream. 4largecookingapples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch slices’1.2cup (125 mL) water F i l l i n g : 1/2 cup (125mL) dried fruit - currants, raisins, cherries 1 tbsp. (15 mL) hazelbuts, almonds or walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup (60 mL) raw cane sugar 1 tsp. (5 mL) cinnamon powder 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, cut into chunks Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190C). Put the slicesback together to make the whole apple, and stand it upright in a buttered 8-inch (20-cm) square baking dish. Blend the filling ingredients together into a smooth paste, and stuff the paste into the core of each apple from top to bottom. Pout 1/4 cup (125mL) water into the dish. Reduce oven heat to 350F and bake for 30 minutes until the apples are soft. Makes 4 servings.

The Beachcombers at 40: Bruno and the Beach Authors: Marc Strange and Jackson Davies 197 pages, softcover Harbour Publishing

It was one of the most loved television shows and the Beachcombers became a Canadian icon. Families would gather around the television to watch the show on Sunday nights. Everyone knew all of the characters and they became familiar and loved household names. The show was filmed along the Sunshine Coast and the show did more to alert Canadians to the beauty of British Columbia than any other show, now or then. The show shaped Gibsons and and helped bring Hollywood North to the West Coast. Jackson Davies played the Constable John for 19 seasons and is co-author of the book. He was made an honourary sergeant in the RCMP. A lot of questions are answered in the book, like “what was Bruno Gerussi really like? And why the creators of The Beachcombers jumped ship. Marc Strange was a writer, actor and co-creator of The Beachcombers. Other books which may interest the readers among your family and friends are: Unlikely Love Stories by Mike McCardell The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power 1972-1975 By Geoff Meggs and Road Mickleburgh. Happy reading.


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Young voices will get opportunity to perform in musical productions Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Putting kids into musical productions has had a two-fold benefit for musical director Sarah Wilson. First, it provided talent for the large Sooke Harbour Players’ stage productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Alice in Wonderland Jr. and second, it gave kids the opportunity to be on stage and express themselves musically. Most kids love to perform and they do regularly in Sooke at the Spring Sing Out. But there isn’t much more than that for those who want to trod the boards on stage. Leading Sing Out is Sarah Wilson, who is also the director of the Sooke Community Choir. She said when she finished with the latest musical produc-

tion, Alice in Wonderland, a number of parents emailed her to ask when the next one would be. “No community group has the opportunity (or resources) to do musical theatre,” said Wilson. The Sooke Harbour Players had never done a lids’ show and this was the first one with an all youth cast, other than Joseph,” said Wilson. So now Wilson is hoping to form a Sooke Youth Choir as she feels there is now an appetite in Sooke for more musicals. She is looking at anyone who may be interested in singing, dancing and musical theatre. “We are excited to announce that the Sooke Show Choir will be starting up in January 2013. We will be working on and performing segments from musicals, with music from Grease, West Side

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Kids perform in Alice in Wonderland Jr. Story, Joseph, Annie, Wicked, and more, and will be performing mash-ups of some popular music, including Adele, Bruno Mars, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, and even more!” Wilson said. The Sooke Community Choir is supporting the idea and the youth choir with their sound system and rehearsal venue at Holy Trinity Church. The youth will be performing in front of a live audience and the production,

which Wilson says is a innocent version of Glee, will incorporate dance, simple costumes and live instrumental musicians.” “It’s like Glee rated G, the innocent version,” she said. To make this a go ahead project 30 youth are need to fill the ranks. and there is a participation cost of $60 per child to cover associated costs such as rentals, sheet music, insurance, professional

instruction, poster, tickets, etc. and the list goes on. This works out to less than $4/hour per child of professional instruction and experience, including performance opportunities. Any middle school of high school students who play a musical instrument will be able participate free of charge. Rehearsals for the first performance will run from Jan.9 to April 10 on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 6:55 p.m. The first tentative performance date is April 12, 2013. “There will likely be more performance opportunities should the group wish to have them,” Wilson stated. And anyone who would want to take part or to volunteer (in any capacity) is more than welcome to contact Wilson by email at sookeyouthshowchoir@gmail. com by Dec. 31.

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With all the bustling just about done we need to focus on that turkey dinner. To make your family and friends really appreciate your dinner, find a locally free- range turkey. You will never regret it. Check www. foodchi.ca for turkey, brussels and carrots, celery, sage, etc. After you have purchased your turkey, be sure to remove it from the freezer at least two days before you are to prepare it for cooking. If 29 pounds and over, take out it three days before and thaw it in the fridge only. Put the turkey in cold water in your sink and rinse and remove giblets and any pin feathers. Allow turkey to drain while you prepare the stuffing. Ingredients If your bird is 16 pounds or over you will need: 1 to 1 1/2 day old

bread, white or brown cut into cubes 1 large or 2 med size onions, chopped 8 stems of celery or one celeriac chopped fine 6 stems parsley cut up, 2 tbsp sage salt & pepper I chop the giblets fine as well,but suit to your own tastes. Heat 1 1/2 cups water. I saute the gilbets first in the butter, then add chopped onions, celery parsley and sage. You may want to add a little chopped thyme, if you have it, as well. In a large bowl put in your cubed bread, add the hot water and mix. Next, add the cooked veggie mix. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sage. Mix all together until almost pudding consistancy. Put your turkey into the roasting pan. Loosely fill the turkey cavity, as the dressing

will expand, and put the remainder into the crop cavity. Fold the turkey wings behind the bird, holding down the skin from the cav-

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can’t find wild ones, and cook them (1 bag) with 2 cups with 1/2 c. sugar and juice of one orange with pulp. Cook until just set and cool for dinner. This can be done the day before. Fresh brussel sprouts only need a little steaming and then add chopped dill and a little butter or oil, toss, and put into a bowl. Mash your potatoes and add some milk or cream and beat with masher or mixer until smooth. Carrots go well with dill. Be adventurous with your herbs. Rosemary is good too. Be thankful for all we have and remember to set an extra plate for that unexpected guest. God Bless and a Happy Christmas to you all. Need some last minute info or have a request, email mrslewersfarmhouse@ shaw.ca Ellen Lewers

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Young Sooke poet gets published Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror

A Sooke teen demonstrated her prowess with the written word after one of her poems was plucked for publication from a countrywide poetry contest. At the young age of 15, Courtney Schutt is a published writer. Her poem, The Puma, was selected by Polar Expressions Publishing for their poetry anthology, Harvest: A Collection of New Canadian Poetry. The contest was open to writers of all ages and only the top third of entrants were selected. The entry-winning poem is a poignant and powerful piece that chronicles her struggles with anorexia in an eloquent, though brief, 16 lines. Originally written as a form of self-expression, the poem took about

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Courtney Schutt expresses herself in poetry. three weeks to write and perfect. Schutt later decided to submit it for publication when the opportunity presented itself. “I think it was just a way of showing other people what I went through,” Schutt said. Although now recovered and in good health, Schutt struggled with

the illness since the young age of 12. She hopes the poem will send a supportive message to other young women who are struggling to overcome an eating disorder. “Just keep trying because there’s an end and if you will it to stop, you can make it stop,” she said.

In addition to poetry, the budding wordsmith also writes short stories and is currently working on a novel. As is true with most writers, Schutt can never seem to put her pencil and paper aside. She works on her novel voraciously and at every opportunity she gets, including in between classes, during lunch hour and even late at night. She best describes her work as “dark,” stating motifs involving tragedy and death are the most interesting to her. “It’s partially interest... and I guess because I’ve had a lot of dark in my life and it’s just a way of expressing it.” Introverted and shy, Schutt has been using her writing as a communication mechanism since she was a little girl. “I’m not really a per-

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Thanks for your generosity The Sooke Lions club was, once again, pleased to sponsor Moss Cottage Christmas at the Sooke Region Museum and host Breakfast with Santa at the Sooke Community Hall. Thanks to the Sooke Community Association who let us use their hall for the breakfast. It was a great breakfast enjoyed by young and old. Our donation box collected money which will all be donated to the Christmas Bureau/Food Bank.

Thank you Sooke and district for continuous support of your Sooke Lions club since 1965. Steve Wright President On behalf of the District of Sooke, I would like to thank everyone for all of the time and effort put into this year’s food drive. It is only because of the spirit and huge time commitment put into this project by the many volunteers that this project once again enjoys a successful

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Young dancers take stage at Ayre Manor Performers with Move This! Dance Studio had their first community event at the local seniors’ facility

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Left, young dancers embody their inner elves for the show’s first act. The elves were followed by chic harlequin dolls, who performed a choreographed sequence.

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A group of young dancers from Move This! Dance Studio performed for a roomful of parents and seniors at Ayre Manor on Dec. 15. The 25-minute show was divided into four sequences, based on the theme of Santa’s

toy shop. The first act featured Santa’s elves playfully frolicking during their break from the workshop, followed by chic harlequin dolls, tap dancing robots and Santa’s puppets gone wild. Performers ranged in age from three to 16. The Ayre Manor per-

formance was the first community event for Move This! Dance Studio, but it won’t be the last, according to Niki Martin, studio founder and artistic director. “We’ve had year-end shows here, where we sort of put on a big show on stage, but that’s it. We haven’t done a lot of commu-

nity performing and it’s something I’d like to do more of,” she said. Martin added Ayre Manor was selected because it was local. “For me personally, giving back to the community, I try to keep it local because this is where we live, this is where we all grow up,” she said.

Hosting performances also provides an opportunity for dancers to improve and build their confidence. “For some of them, I get emails and phone calls the night before and [they say] they’re not coming, and they’re too nervous and they can’t do it,” Martin said.

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“But they always show up and they always do a great job and that’s how you get better.” Although nervous, the younger dancers, who improvised their movements, flawlessly circled, swayed and leaped across the makeshift stage. “The music guides

them, which is actually a double-edged sword because on the one hand, it’s more free and on the other hand it leaves a lot more up to the dancer,” Martin said. Although a modest production, the young performers received repeated applause from the audience.

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

Back for another round on July 30 are Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. playing in the school of still somehow found honky tonks and beer the time to work on joints in and around his own music recordNashville in his dad’s ing his solo record and touring. band. Mark, as well, spent Mark was off the road when he met Sta- some time in the Dukes cey and that very night in the 1990s. Like Earle, he would play the first he recalls it as a time of note of her music never glamour: appearing on leaving her side. Mark the Tonight Show with

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

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he 25th Sooke Fine Arts Show opened on Thursday night with purchasers waiting in line to get into the show and see the latest works from the 275 artists who submitted entries. The adjudicators chose 375 pieces from the 551 artists who responded to the call for entries to the juried art show and sale. The 10-day show was once again staged in the SEAPARC Leisure Complex where a group of talented and hard working volunteers transformed the cavernous space into an amazing gallery. “We had a lovely weekend and a lot of people,” said Sally Manning, show coordinator. “It is a colourful and happy show.” Many Sooke artists stood out as the winners in the 25th Anniversary Artists Awards. They included Patrick Irwin for his acrylic and oil two-dimensional painting “Port Alberni,” Best Two-Dimensional work. The Best Three-Dimensional work award was awarded to Jan Johnson for his “Minotaur Overseeing Intake,” while Debbie Clarkson took the award for the Best Photography for her “La Habana Elegante #3.” Dana Sitar’s “When I Do Not Follow the Rules” took the award for Best Fibre. Honourable mentions were given to Chuck Minten for his “Circle of Friends” wood table and Anne Boquist’s “YoYoTokTik” gourd and found object piece. Other winners include Heather Hamilton’s “Internal Reflections” pendant (Best Jewellery); Jo Ludwig’s “No Title” glass piece (Best Glass); Metchosin’s Judi Dyelle won Best Ceramic for her “White Series #1”; and Jeff Molloy’ for his mixed media piece “A Man of the Cloth. Other honourable mentions went to Debbie Jansen for her fused glass, “Untitled”, Eliza Heminway’s fibre wall piece, “The Haberdasher’s Garden” and Leonard Butt’s “Uchi” raku sculpture. The adjudicators each chose a work for Juror’s Choice. Richard White gave full marks to Nicolas Vandergugten’s lino block print “Bridgework #3”; Grant Leier (substituting for Carol Sabiston) awarded Dee de Wit’s “Still Life with Mango” his kudos; and juror Nixie Barton chose Johannes Landman’s oil painting “Benchwarmer.” Manning said the attendance was keeping in line with past years as were the sales.

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Catching up with senior boys’ basketball The Edward Milne community school senior boys’ basketball team travelled to Courtney, B.C. for the Mark Isfeld Ice Invitational tournament from Dec. 14-16. In their first game, the boys lost to Mark Isfeld, 33-60. Quinn Yates, 20 points, 18 rebounds. Brandon Wilson, nine rebounds. The second game saw EMCS lose to Riverside by a single point, 78-79. Quinn Yates, 38

points, 29 rebounds. Chris Shankar, 17 points, five steals and six rebounds. Tristen Griffin, 10 points, six rebounds. Eric Albert, five points, 12 assists. In the final game, the EMCS Wolverines defeated Carihi, 55-47. Chris Shankar 25 points, seven steals and six rebounds. Brad Tajano Smith nine points. Quinn Yates seven points, 14 rebounds. From Dec. 7-8, the senior boys basket-

ball team competed in the Thomas Haney Thunder Tournament in Maple Ridge, where they finished third out of eight teams. For game one, EMCS defeated Southpointe Academy 54-51. Quinn Yates, 17 points, 23 rebounds. Chris Shankar, 12 points, four steals and five rebounds. Brad Tajano Smith, 10 points. Game two saw a loss to Pemberton, 43-69. Brad Tajano Smith, 11 points.

MINOR HOCKEY ROUND UP Sooke Novice 2W With the countdown to Christmas on, the Sooke Novice 2W team didn’t have trouble focusing on the game at hand. The Kerry Park Islanders travelled over a snow covered Malahat to SEAPARC for a 8 a.m. game this past Sunday. The high flying offence of Elijah Dumont and Mathieu Ouellette again proved hard to contain. Bosence, Jenkins, Kingcott & Robinson played soundpositionalhockey throughout winning those hard puck battles along the boards and in the corners. Defense was incredible being led by veterans Stanley and Roper. Alec Rose and Daniel Wiley were the shutdown pairing keeping the puck out of their own zone almost the entire game. Rookie goalie Coen Brumovsky was stellar in between the pipes only allowing 1 goal in his net minding debut. The coaching staff was truly impressed by positional play of the team and their top notch sportsmanship. The team has one more practice and game before Christmas -- Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Juan de Fuca Rec centre. Wayne Robinson Sooke Midget C On Saturday, Dec. 15, Sooke’s My-chosin Cafe Midget C team traveled to Sidney for a league game against Peninsula C1. The Sooke squad knew they were in tough against Peninsula’s top ranked rec-

reational team as they had met in a pre-season exhibition game back in September. Peninsula C1 had clearly demonstrated that they would be a formidable opponent come December. The visiting Thunderbirds got off to a slow start, trailing Peninsula 1-0 by the end of the first period. Peninsula continued to dominate early in the second period and increased their tally to two. Sooke fans silently wondered if their team could withstand the onslaught and keep the score respectable. Josh Dueck obviously wasn’t of the same mind: after receiving a pass from Brendan Kumar, Josh muscled his way through Peninsula’s defensive line and rifled a shot over the shoulder of Peninsula’s goaltender. The T-Birds were finally on the score board and they only trailed by one. Sparked by Josh’s efforts, the determined Sooke squad began to generate some scoring chances. Travis Leahy, with a helper from Clay Miller, tied the game at 10:04 of the second period. One minute later, Clay Miller salvaged an almost botched threeon-none opportunity and Sooke was unexpectedly in the lead. Sooke’s momentum continued and the fans were watching a different game. There was consistent back and forth action and the score board reflected the play. At the 12 minute mark of the third period, Peninsula led 5 –

4. Sooke rallied quickly, evened the score only a minute later, and set the stage for a nail-biter finish. Both teams wanted the win, so they turned up the heat on both netminders. T-Bird’s goalie Luke Blatchford shut the door and Peninsula’s goaltender came up big when Sooke’s offence pounded her with shots during the last minute of play. With 11 seconds remaining on the time clock, Brayden Bangert picked up his own rebound behind the net and stuffed in the T-Birds winning goal. The final score was 6-5. “Our team played an outstanding game and every player contributed. Our defensive squad really stepped up and our offensive players persisted. Unfortunately we were missing our team captain today, but this win is most definitely his too. Our captain’s mom passed away just a few days ago and we’re all thinking of him and his family at this time,”said team coach, Wilf Bangert. Michelle Bangert

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Sean McKenzie, 13 points. In game three, the boys earned a victory over Carver, 51-45. Quinn Yates, 13 points, 24 rebounds. Brad Tajano Smith, 10 points and two steals. “EMCS represented Sooke well, finishing third out of eight teams,” said coach Trevor Bligh via email.

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