Sooke News Mirror, February 20, 2013

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Off-leash dog park closer to reality Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

One of the people who originally spoke out loudly for a off-leash dog park in Sooke is no longer involved in the process, but says the location would be a good space. Jacklyn Orza spearheaded a petition which resulted in 457 signatures from supporters wanting to establish a offleash dog park. District of Sooke council

on Feb. 12, directed staff to begin a public consultation process to establish such a park in the Ponds Park corridor. In September 2012 the Land Use Committee recommended a public consultation process for an off-leash dog park in John Phillips Memorial Park but concerns were raised about site drainage requirements and the potential of conflicting uses in the park. This spurred staff to

consider the alternate site sandwiched in the Broomhill area with access off Rhodonite Drive, Acreman Place, Pond Place and Townsend Road. The 1.3 hectare park contains a gravel path and is separated from residential lots by fences, vegetation and wetlands. It is expected that a fence would have to be built, signs and access trails put in. Staff estimates this to cost approximately $14,000. Optional amenities

such as water service, benches, lighting and play features would cost another $11,000. Staff feel citizen group’s in-kind support and local business support could offset these costs. Councillor Rick Kasper stated he did not recall earmarking any money for this park. Mayor Milne said he felt the location was fairly central and in a “high and dry location.”

Cleaning up after the crash

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17-month-old Ethan plays at Broomhill Park during a break in the weather. He had all the equipment to play on but found a small rock to bang with.

Ambulance crews respond to food drive Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Britt Santowski photo

Feb. 18, 7:20 a.m. An eastbound logging truck failed to navigate a left-hand curve just past the Gillespie exit on Sooke Rd. While there were no serious injuries, about 100 litres of diesel fuel was spilled and absorbed into the soil. The load of logs fell down the embankment off the roadside, and their removal will be planned for a different time when there will be less obstruction to traffic. BC Transit buses took the Kangaroo/Gillespie detour, but double-decker buses had to be turned back to Victoria as the hydro wires hang too low in East Sooke. Other logging trucks were also grounded since they cannot cross the single-lane bridge on Gillespie Rd., as they exceed the weight limit. The road was closed for approximately five hours.

When the call goes out, the ambulance crews respond. For years BC Ambulance Service, across the province, has been helping fill Christmas hampers. Port Renfrew paramedics, who mostly live outside the small hamlet, haven’t taken part very often in these yearly food drives but they are all on board to support the Sooke Food Bank.

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Acting Unit Chief Tim Fletcher said he read about the lack of donations from Port Renfrew and wanted to do something. “We’ve got a box out and I e-mailed our whole staff of 14 people. We’ll have it out for a couple of weeks to see what happens. We will fill this thing up and drop it off,” said Fletcher. “Just because we’re out of the way doesn’t mean we can’t help.”


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Police seek assistance

Up Sooke EMCS OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come discover the learning opportunities at your community school. EVERYONE WELCOME, 6218 Sooke Rd.

73-yearold Sooke resident being investigated for sexual assault

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR BEYOND School Project in South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ecole Poirier, 6526 Throup Rd. JOIN KIDS FROM John Muir elementary and Ecole Poirier schools dancing and singing with Canada World Youth. $5 RECOMMENDED DONATION.

PORT RENFREW FOOD BANK WE NEED IT, you can help. Come see how. PORT RENFREW REC. Centre (FIRST BUILDING ON left coming from Sooke) SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 12 noon. CONTACT: BOB CROTEAU at 250412-6171

Thumbs Up! TO THE AMAZING community of Sooke for their contributions of pennies to the Sooke Food Bank and other local charities.

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Pirjo Raits photo

Strolling by the water Two seperate couples walk along the boardwalk and along the shoreline during a break in the rainy weather.

New CAO at district office Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Sooke’s new Chief Administrative Officer Gord Howie landed in Sooke just over two weeks ago and he is getting to know the council, staff and community. Howie comes from Prince Rupert where he was the CAO for seven years along with a stint as city administrator back in the 1980s. He has a diploma in Public Sector Administration from the University of Victoria along with 37 years of experience in local government. PriortoPrinceRupert, Howie worked as deputy administrator in Richmond and district manager in the District of North Vancouver. He is passionate about local government and has been ever since he was a teenager. “I think it is the most immediate level of government and it has the most impact on the people

Gord Howie — District of Sooke CAO

of the community and the people of the community have the most impact on local government,” said Howie. He hasn’t been here long enough to figure out what unique challenges Sooke has but he says he is beginning to learn about the community. He said every community has commonalities such as finance, land use and provision of services. “I enjoy going to work every day and making a difference in whatever municipality I’m in,” he said.

So why Sooke? Howie said there are two reasons. First, when he saw the ad asking for someone with experience, it really appealed to him. Second, he has three grown children in Vancouver and he wants to be closer to his grandkids, closer to family. His wife, Tenalee Hesse is currently in Hazelton as acting administrator. She accepts contracts to work during transitions

or locums. Their interests will be well suited to Sooke. Howie said he likes fishing, golf, travel and has a passion for choral singing. He’s a tenor. What struck him and surprised him was the rural/urban mix in Sooke. “I’m really glad to be here and am looking forward to challenges, working with council and staff to make Sooke a better place.”

The Sooke RCMP are seeking public assistance in a sexual assault investigation. 73-year-old Robert Deryk, also known as “Bonsai Bob” is facing sexual assault charges involving minors and the RCMP are seeking additional information about the incidents. Crown counsel approved two counts of sexual assault against Deryk. The incidents allegedly occurred in September 2012. The victims were 12 and 13 years of age at the time of the assault. It has been reported by other media that the victims were boys. Deryk is presently released on a recognizance with conditions not to have contact with the victims, not to contact or communicate directly or indi-

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Robert Deryk a.k.a. Bonsai Bob, is under investigation by the RCMP. rectly nor be in the presence with anyone who appears to be 16 years of age or less and not to attend any place where persons under 16 might reasonably be expected to be present. Sooke RCMP is requesting that anyone with information about this investigation or any other similar occurrence involving Deryk to contact Cst. Finlay at 250-642-5241. Sooke file number 2012-3777.

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Bylaws: • Bylaw 504, Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 6826 Grant Road West, and Bylaw 505 for the same property. Staff was requesting the cancellation of the two bylaws, unless the owner was willing to pay the $1,200 fee for a second public hearing. Discussion ensued on the reason for request-

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Land Use Committee meeting. • Council gave preliminary approval of the 2013-2017 Five-Year Financial Plan. Initially there was a proposed tax increase of 10.93 per cent, but through a list of adjustments on Jan. 8 the Finance and Administration Committee brought down the 3.25 per cent. With an estimated tax revenue from new construction the increase would be brought down to 0.73 per cent. It was then decided to place an additional $60,000 into the Capital Asset Replacement reserve to cover future capital expenditures and capital replacement, The tax increase is now projects to be 1.68 per cent for 2013. • Council will consider the use of wood as an integral structure and architectural component for all construction and renovation projects of municipal structures within Sooke.

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Seedy Saturday? What is it and why would you want to go? Seedy Saturday is for everyone, said Phoebe Dunbar. “It’s for people who know a little about gardening and those who don’t know anything at all,� said Dunbar. So if you are sitting around flipping through

seed catalogues and dreaming of summer in the garden, here’s your opportunity to get a head start on the season. “Put down the seed catalogue and come out and talk to people growing things,� she said. The day-long event being held at the Sooke Community Hall, on Feb. 23 is meant to inspire and encourage

people of all ages to plant a garden. About 30 vendors will be on hand to sell seeds, plant starts, other related items and a whole lot of advice for novice gardeners. The seeds being sold are from local and regional sources and are grown and adapted to Sooke’s particular climate. “What’s important is that they are not GMO (genetically modified

organisms) seeds,� said Dunbar. Not into a big garden? Then there are vendors who will give tips on container and patio gardening if you might want to just grow a few herbs and tomatoes on the deck. They will let you know what kind of containers are best and what grows best in them. “Don’t be intimidated by not knowing

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sure/Opening: Councillors Maja Tait and Herb Haldane left the council meeting as this item was brought forward, Tait stated she owns shares in Tim Hortons and Haldane owns part of the property where Tim Hortons has expressed interest. Council recommended Kennedy Road South be reopened, stating this was to allow access to a landlocked tent lot property. Earlier, at the public question portion of the meeting, Sooke resident Linda Batty asked council if council’s decision to reopen Kennedy Street was in any way related to the proposal to build a Tim Hortons on the adjacent property owned partly by Coun, Haldane. “Is council supporting Tim Hortons on the adjoining property?� asked Batty. Mayor Milne stated this was about the road closure and the landlocked property and is not subject to anything regarding Tim Hortons. He said the two issues came up at the same

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Public Input: • Council authorized the issuance of a Development Variance Permit for 2554 Sooke River Road for a proposed subdivision to allow for a variance in the front lot line setback from 7.5m to 0m. The owner wishes to create two more lots. • A Development Permit and Development Variance Permit will be issued to 6978 West Coast Road for the purpose of subdividing the property for up to 14 single family residential lots lot less than 350 sq. metres.

ing Phased Development Agreements. Councillor Herb Haldane took exception to the requests for PDAs stating they were supposed to be a “voluntary agreement� and said developers were being imposed fees, park dedications, and other amenities. Mayor Wendal Milne countered by stating that he, “was not going to give the town away. The whole world should not go to developers and should not all be slanted to the person developing.� Planner Gerard LeBlanc said the developer was asked to provide affordable housing but he applicant would like to contribute cash. The proponent stated he found flaws in the PDA and was only looking for an extension. The bylaw had already gone to third reading. The item was sent back to staff to report on what the proponent wants and to clarify the PDA.

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Delegations: • Chris Corps, president of Sequel Integrated Resource Management, came before council looking for support for a proposal to build a $23-million Beecher Bay Zero Waste Project, a municipal solid waste gasification plant at Beecher Bay. The plant would produce no emissions. The plant, if built, would process 62 dry tonnes per days of municipal solid waste and produce a total of 12MW electricity and heat. The project is expected to produce 27 direct and indirect longterm jobs from plant operations. Council gave support in principle joining the adjacent communities and multiple bands across Lower Vancouver Island. • Council agreed to be the fiscal host for the Sooke Region Food CHI as they apply for a

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POLICE BEAT Feb. 8, 9:30 p.m. Police received a call from a female passenger on a Sooke-bound bus. The passenger said she saw what looked like a handgun tucked in the pants of a fellow passenger. Sooke RCMP responded, along with Westshore and South Island Traffic Services. They surrounded the bus and arrested two people, a man and a woman. The man who was charged had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest. While a gun was not found on his person, a replica gun was found on the bus along with his identification. He was arrested, and the police recommended the following charges: carrying a concealed weapon, wilful obstruction of justice, breach of probation, and uttering threats. The woman travelling with him was arrested

on standing breach charges. Local police say the event was very well handled by all parties involved, including BC Transit who helped people get back on their way. Feb. 10, 7:50 p.m. Police received a missing persons report. Two people had gone hiking behind the Sooke Potholes and had not returned by the evening. A friend, who knew where they were headed, drove to the hikers’ destination and saw their vehicle still parked and called in the report. Local police contacted the Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue team. Together, the police and the rescuew team searched the area until 4 a.m. and resumed again at 8 a.m. At one point there were 20 searchers looking for the hikers,

including police on ATVs. The two hikers were located at around 2:40 p.m., cold but otherwise unharmed. Police recommend people who do go hiking let someone know where they will be and when they should be expected back. Always pack emergency supplies like extra food and water and warm clothing. If you are a hiker who gets lost, don’t wander. Staying in one location increases the likelihood of being found. Feb. 17, 2:25 p.m. There was a single vehicle accident on the 5000 block of Sooke Rd. The driver failed to negotiate a curve and fortunately missed a hydro pole. Medical reasons may have played a role in the accident. There were no serious injuries, and the driver was wearing his seat belt.

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wo grade 10 students from Edward Milne community school have been selected to participate as “Cadets” in the Saanich Police’s eightday Police Camp starting March 23, 2013. Sophie Adams and Emily Bernard, both 15 years old, were selected after a selection process that started in October. The application process was long, detailed and time consuming. According to Sophie’s mother, HeatherAdams, “They had to have letters of reference from certain community figures that would attest to their character, and their grades had to be a certain level.” Academic success was important as the camp occurs during a school week. Also, there is an academic component to the program itself. According to the Saanich Police’s Police Camp website, “Studies include a look at the Criminal Code, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Response Options, Self Defense, Investigative Techniques and the Motor Vehicle Act.” Applicants also had to write and submit an essay about what policing meant to them. To “protect the commu-

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Emily Bernard (left) and Sophie Adams (right) talk about their acceptance into Police Camp. nity,” said Sophie, and Emily re-iterated, “(to ensure) that the community is a safe place.” Once the paper work was in, they wentthrough two panel interviews. First, they did a mock interview at their school, where the panel consisted of twopeople who coached them through the process. The real panel interview was a bit more intimidating, as the panel consisted of four from the program itself, including police officers. Heather added that Emily and Sophie “had to dress the role.” Both girls agreed on what was ultimately being sought throughout the process: “We had to be able to cope in stressful situations and have a positive dis-

position.” The actual program promises to be challenging. The girls are anticipating eight crampacked days, each of which is packed with 17-hour of activities that include “shift work, academic training, protocols, rights and freedoms, simulates police bootcamp, and midnight raids,” said Heather. Constable Drew Hildred, the Saanich Police School Liaison, concurs. A typical day, he says, consists of getting up at 5:30 a.m. for physical training. After breakfast, students listen to presentations about various aspect of policing; in the afternoon, they do simulations based on morning presentations. After dinner students do drills,

and arrest and control tactics. For the rest of the evening, some students work on their own presentations, while others patrol the camp, up until 1 a.m. On completion, cadets will be required to do a presentation at their schools. At EMCS, Emily and Sophie will receive four credits in recognition of their achievement. When asked what they hope to get out of the program, Sophie wondered how they were going to be changed when they completed the program. Her mother Heather said that “for some, it’s life changing.” She hoped that “they get to see the bigger picture, not getting stuck on the drama of day-to-day, that there’s more out there than what goes on in high school.” The Police Camp website states, the “fundamental reason for this program is for young people to be given the information and skills required to go back to their respective schools and demonstrate leadership skills by speaking to their peers about community safety.” Some graduates end up pursuing a career in policing. The program is available to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 on Southern Vancou-

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Become a leader in social housing When developers come to Sooke to build a subdivision, they usually enter into a Phased Development Agreement with the District of Sooke. This often takes place when the development is built in phases and it ensures the district gets the amenities from the developer at the start of the build. These can be such things as parks, sidewalks, affordable housing, etc. What one has to ponder is why hasn’t the district asked for more affordable housing? To date, we believe, there has been only one affordable house built in all of Sooke. There are presently close to 2,000 units in the works in various subdivisions scattered throughout the area. If only 10 per cent of them were affordable, we would have 200 places for people on modest incomes to purchase. The people who would be buying these homes are young families and seniors, people who can afford a mortgage of $200,000 as opposed to $400,000. This is not subsidized housing for people on income assistance, it is housing that is affordable for people who can afford to buy a home. That is important to know. There are folks who are taking this housing situation into their own hands with innovative ideas and solutions. Co-op housing and alternative living arrangements are being looked at and these types of situations suit some people. What Sooke needs to look at is ways to encourage developers to have a social conscience, to give back to the community they are making money in. Sure, flower baskets and sidewalks or roads in their own subdivisions are great, but they only serve the subdivision, not the community. Council needs to provide some direction and perhaps a directive to start getting more affordable homes built. As stated before, Sooke has the opportunity to become a leader in green initiatives (like solar power initiatives for example) and social housing, but what it needs is the will, the way has already been proven in other areas.

...provide some direction and perhaps a directive...

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Liberals’ sound fiscal management? The past number of months have increase request from BC Hydro. By not been a shining example of open- arbitrarily cancelling the hearings, ness and accountability. We have all the B.C. Liberal government denied seen the ads on TV or heard them the public access to BC Hydro fiscal on the radio. Boastful claims of good information and, equally important, management, nation-leading job cre- a clear understanding of our energy ation and balanced budgets. supply situation. The (provincial) governIf the rate review dodge ment is spending over $15 was not enough “transmillion this year to tell us parency” for one Crown that we are all good. No corporation, the minisproblems here. Unfortuter responsible then cannately, reality is not part of celled the finalization of the ad campaign. A quick the BC Hydro Integrated review of the Statistics CanResource Plan — the ada employment numbers details of what we have, year over year shows that what we need and what far from leading the counit is likely to cost — and try in job growth as the pushed it ahead to this John Horgan government funded ads summer, conveniently MLA suggest, we are actually after the planned May eighth, only ahead of election. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Why the secrecy? Why not lay If the job numbers are being out the state of affairs at our most fudged, what about the other claims? important Crown corporation? I preHow is that balanced budgets thing sented part of the answer to media working out? According to the Min- this week. Buried in a mountain of istry of Finance, this year’s budget material presented to the federal is projected to be in deficit to the government as part of the Site C envitune of a billion plus and rising. The ronmental assessment process, BC B.C. Liberal government has not Hydro laid out their forecast energy recorded a balanced budget since demand for the next 20 years. Those 2008, yet there on our televisions, at documents show that far from being our expense, we are told that all is short on energy we have a massive well on the fiscal front. surplus for at least the next decade, Then there is the ‘open and trans- enough extra electricity next year parent good managers’ line. Indeed. alone to power 472,000 homes. Put aside the fact that the BC LegisUsually a surplus is a good thing. lature sits empty for long stretches But with electricity you need to of time. Let’s look at how we manage move it once you generate it. The our electrical system. Last spring the North American market is currently B.C. Liberal government cancelled experiencing a flood of new power rate hearings the BC Utilities Com- which is driving the price down. The mission was conducting into a rate amount BC Hydro was directed to

pay for private power it does not need will force BC Hydro to sell the surplus at a loss. A big loss. Conservatively estimated to be $300 million next year and over a billion during the four year life of the next government. (read my news release http://www.johnhorgan.com/news/ bc-hydro-documents-show-massivesurplus-expensive-power.) When did buy high and sell low become an example of good fiscal management? The past decade of interference and secrecy has left us with a mess at BC Hydro. Even worse, as stated in the Ministry of Finance’s second quarter report, BC Hydro’s total debt load will be $14.5 billion this year, up from $6.7 billion in 2002. The number of people who contact my office unhappy about these and other government decisions is growing by the day. What really galls people is seeing $15 million spent on ads that distort reality while programs for the vulnerable in our community are underfunded. People are angry and rightly so. I look forward to reporting to you next month on this and other issues that I will bring to the Legislature as your voice for Juan de Fuca. John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca www.johnhorgan.ca


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We asked: Do you think the District of Sooke should insist on more affordable housing in new developments?

There shouldn’t be any regulation on that.

Sooke is already one of the most affordable places to live.

Burkhard Ott Sooke

Bring on a Timmy’s The only chance I get to read the local paper is on the weekend and I read the stupid question about would we like to see a Tim’s in Sooke? Where do you find these people when you ask your questions? As you can see the fire in my breath. It is such an old boys club, with the A&W, of course they don’t want a Tim’s out here but we have 15,000 people here and we don’t have one. Some one has to give their heads a shake. My in-laws live in a town in Ontario with a population of 9,500, and they have three Tim’s and a Walmart. So, it is time Sooke became a part of the real world. Paul Hawryluk Sooke

Unhappy with conditions I am writing this letter in search of opinions from animal lovers regarding a condition Councillor Maja Tait imposed to the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society last year. It must be noted that I am not writing in the name of the society; this is just my personal opinion. My language barrier and different cultural background sometimes prevent me from clearly understand the differ-

Bill Skipsey Sooke

Yes, definitely. Not everyone has money, even here in Sooke. Everyone should have an affordable place to live.

There should be affordable housing for families.

Tammy and Jennifer Matthes Sooke

Tanya Campbell Sooke

LETTERS Every penny counts

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The pennies from dad’s old C3PO piggy bank were collected and donated to the Sooke Food Bank. Handing over the coppers were: three-year-old Ivy, Maggie, 6 and Avery, 7 1/2. The Sooke News Mirror is accepted donations of cash or nonperishable food for the Sooke Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the office at 6660 Sooke Road. Donation boxes are also located in Sooke’s grocery and drug stores. Just recently a man rolled and donated over $1,100 in change to the food bank. Way to go Sooke!

ence between the right and wrong doings of elected authorities. To me, politicians always need to act in favor of the people. To me, the old Sooke council’s concept of spending people’s money to protect councillors from people suing them, it is hard to process. Therefore, this is the dilemma I need help with understanding: In 2012, SAFRS requested $3,000 from the Community Grants Committee to buy the tools they needed to trap abandoned ani-

mals and to fix a barn they had recently gotten. The committee denied them help to fix the barn and in order to get the other half portion of the money, Mrs. Tait, imposed the society some exclusive conditions. First, the society needed to present a letter of support from the federal and provincial government, the CRD and the CRD Animal Control. Second, they also needed to buy an insurance of $620.52 to protect the district from getting sued.

Lucky for the animal rescue group, Mayor Milne brought down the letter requirements. It would have been very difficult for the group to get to the Queen in such a brief notice. Where do you think the money for the insurance would come from? The district’s finance department just confirmed the $620.52 cannot be included in the $1,500. The little money volunteers and youth collect with bottle returns, piggy banks and public donations cannot go to feed, res-

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cue or heal animals. It has to go to protect the district even when we do not have enough to feed all the hundred of cats people dump like trash. Does this reasoning make any sense to you because it does not to me? I am heart broken not just for the animals the group cannot help with this money, but also for the soul involved in the case. It is sad to see how the fear for legal prosecution can destroy all roots of empathy and compassion in the heart of a person. Margarita Dominguez Sooke

Responding to flak My recent letter suggesting hiking a baby into the backcountry could be criminal if something bad happened to the baby attracted so much flak I feel I should respond. In terms of my bona fides to have an opinion, I have eight kids, and although I was no

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special companion…” In other words, no access for anyone but her and her “one special companion.” Lorien Arnold from Sooke Mountain Cycle, had this to say: “someone’s taken one too many trips up Bullsh*t Mountain. It’s easy to make your point by lying.” Both of these individuals voice a self-serving eco-corporate opposition to access to our community lakes and the provincial park via Harbourview Road. Evidently the fact that it is physically possible to manishly hump a kid 8 km into the bush is reason why road access should be prohibited and our backcountry reserved for mountain bikers and hikers (and of course one special companion). Terrance Martin Sooke

Come help with the work Open letter to Mr. Costeau: Thank you very much for your letter and past support.

LETTERS What the article in the Sooke News Mirror failed to mention was our attempt to reach out to the people in Port Renfrew for support by attending our AGM or our fundraising meetings. Nobody has offered to volunteer time. What we have received is a list of how many hampers are needed (with no ID required) and not even a smile from the person who comes to collect the food (approx. $300 value). We also have said we would help the clients set up their own food bank. The only concern seemed to be the last day they could come and pick up their food. We are sorry that we are unable to send up a bunch of food any more, but we have never and will never turn anyone away, that comes to us in need. Our next meeting is set for April 29, 2013. Kim Metzger Sooke Food Bank Society

Proposed financial plan I have reviewed the District of Sooke Proposed Financial Plan 2013-2017. In the Capital Plan for 2013 the Grant Road Connector from Philips to Charters Road, as well as the long awaited Sooke Road Roundabout, are scheduled for completion. As well in the 2014 Capital Plan the Grant Road Connector to Church Road is scheduled to finally be completed. I also see ongoing road and sidewalk improvements in this plan. I am pleased to see these items in the 2013

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less involved with one through six, I am the primary parent to kids seven and eight. For a number of years we also hosted numerous international students and served as a care home for homeless youth. I think I know something about keeping kids safe. Ana Simeon, whose letter prompted mine, should be introduced since she is promoting her socio-corporate agenda in Sooke. Ms. Simeon, a cardcarrying member of the Sierra Club, is best introduced by her own words; “The shrieks of children having a water fight, the whoops greeting a young man’s daring dive… even such joyful exuberance can be too much… living as we do under the harsh dominion of the internal combustion engine and the electronic jingle… Sometimes, we crave stronger medicine than a walk around Thetis or a paddle in Matheson Lake. Seeking to leave all human sounds behind, we long for a secret lake, one that will extend her embrace only to ourselves and perhaps one

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and 2014 Capital Plans. However I have seen all of these items prioritized before, with no action taken. I sincerely hope that Council has the political will to finalize this plan and direct District Staff to follow through on these priorities, including completing them on schedule. Tom Myrick Sooke

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Public Hearing 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: Otter Point Fire Hall Located at: 3727 Otter Point Road, Otter Point, BC On: Monday, March 4, 2013 starting at 7 pm To consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3870 - cited as Bylaw 3870, “Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 115, 2013”. The purpose of Bylaw No. 3870 is to amend Bylaw No. 2040, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, by creating a new Juan de Fuca Public Service Building (P-4) zone, and deleting from the General Industrial (M-2) zone, for the purpose of permitting CRD administration building and ancillary uses on Lots 1, 2, and 3, Section 16, Otter District, Plan VIS7096, as shown on map below.

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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. 3870 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 February 20 to March 4, 2013, 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 4 pm on March 4, 2013 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. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 3870 will be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice. For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.1500 local 206. S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Cont’d from page 10 really want it, but make it safe to get to and from...” The proposed Tim Horton location: corner of Sooke Road and Dover Street South, really is absurd. My husband and I cannot fathom a Timmy’s approx 100-feet from our house with a 24/7 days a week drive through, especially because we moved to Sooke 13 years ago to rid the traffic etc., of the Fraser Valley. We fell in love with Sooke then, but are now having second thoughts, it’s quite sad really. We all retire eventually and our dreams are squashed by so-called progress. Tim Hortons does a lot of good things for sports groups, minor hockey, soccer, etc., and we commend them for that. However, there is a time and place for everything. The traffic congestion in this neighbourhood really is awful, to make a left hand turn so that we can shop in Sooke is like playing Russian Roulette. Also the school is across the road, children walking, parents trying to turn to pick them up, etc., This proposal really is mind boggling for a neighbourhood that is mostly residential. Therefore, please mayor, council and fellow citizens of Sooke have a long hard look at this one. Jacqueline Stinson Sooke

Taxes are taxing Re: “Tax laws affect German-Canadians,” Feb. 6, Sooke News Mirror letters. I’m from Dutch origin and us old-timers also receive a small pension from Holland to which the same is happening as the German pension. In November 2012, I received a letter from

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LETTERS Safety taxation Canada that concerns upset me very much with all the demands on Sooke therein. A few weeks later, I was taken by Road ambulance to hospital with a heart attack (not had any heart trouble before that). I think the letter contributed to that. Mid-January 2013, I got another letter demanding immediate payment of $1,300. Not wanting another attack, I paid immediately. Why upset 70-80-yearold people, go after the big fish (money-earning guys). Agnes Wansink Sooke

Community association does a lot I have just read your article, “All talk and no action” (Feb. 6, Sooke News Mirror). I feel who (ever) wrote the piece on the Sooke Community Association should have sat down with some of the directors, past and present, and asked to look at the history of the association, and what it has done in Sooke for the last 60-70 years. Talk to some long-timers at the food bank and Meals on Wheels how some of their directors thought (they) should donate monies to help pay for the “free” hydro and fuel, etc. for the use of the fridges and stoves. Ask some of the ball players, fans, where and who got them all or most of the fields they play (on) today. Turning the hall into a movie theatre a few times a week (they do on Saltspring Island) people don’t have to get on a ferry 25 minutes and we can go to a movie in Langford. The beat goes on. Bill Wilson Sooke

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Another logging truck roll over on Sooke Road. The logging companies have again demonstrated that road safety is not of the slightest concern to them. What is it going to take for our spineless and complicit government to take action and protect the public? Are they waiting for a family or a school bus full of children to be wiped out? Are there even any fines or repercussions levied against the company responsible? Maybe a $100,000 fine would wake them up from their greedy stupor. (I am hoping this could be published as a letter to the editor to vent my frustration as a member of my family was just missed by this truck.) Jim Hala Sooke

Sooke Harbour is calm and rarely stormy, making it an excellent place for mooring boats. When the sun does shine, get out and enjoy the break because the weather is expected to remain seasonal this week. Isolated showers and light rain expected until Friday, mainly sunny on Saturday and back to light rain on Sunday. Highs to 7 and low to 1 degree on Sunday.

Playing it safe in the garden The 2013 gardening season is upon us. ‘Already?’ you might ask. Aside from planning, not too much garden-related activity goes on in January, but February brings a real wake-up call. It’s prime time for pruning various trees and shrubs, turning, liming and nourishing vegetable gardens, constructing raised beds, and bringing out overwintered bulbs/tubers/plants. Indoors, certain flower and vegetable seeds should be planted, under lights and with bottom heat, so they will be ready to go outside at the optimum time. As if this weren’t enough on the ‘to do’ list, February is also a good time to divide, repot and/or propagate many houseplants. A few days ago, I took stock of the situation at my house: too many February tasks (including some pruning and

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clean-up that should have but didn’t get done in the fall) and too little time left in the month to do them all (or to provide ‘gentle guidance’ to he who does the heavy lifting and hardscape work). Fortunately, our climate is largely a forgiving one, meaning that failure to get everything done at the ideal time is unlikely to be catastrophic. Nonetheless, gardeners strive each year for improvement – a prettier flower, a more robust plant, a tastier vegetable, greater productivity – so doing things as close as possible to the ‘right time’ takes on a certain importance in the scheme of things. With so many activities on our gardening plate right now, it’s essential that we approach them using common sense and being mindful of safety. Helping Sooke Garden Club members get off on the right

foot/feet with these pre-spring activities will be Sooke chiropractor and gardening aficionado Dr. Grant Parker, featured speaker at this month’s regular meeting. Dr. Parker will offer some general gardening tips from an ergonomic perspective and talk about things we can to make gardening easier and more enjoyable. He will also demonstrate some stretching and strengthening exercises that are easy to do at home and will, he insists, help turn routine gardening tasks from a chore into a pleasure. He hopes attendees will follow along with him and try out some of these exercises at the meeting. Dr. Parker brings both education and experience to this important topic. Before becoming a chiropractor, he earned a degree in landscape horticulture, worked for a few

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years in the nursery business in Ontario, and then briefly taught environmental science in high school. Although a recent arrival in Sooke, he has been living and practicing chiropractic medicine on the Island for more than 20 years. During this time he has lived in three different homes, gardening up a storm at each one. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Townsend Road. Also on the agenda: Gardeners’ Forum, parlour show, and seed exchange. New members are always welcome. Membership is $15 for the calendar year and can be purchased at the door. For more information, email: sookegardenclub@ yahoo.ca or phone Rose at 250-642-5509. Contributed by Loretta Fritz

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Ingrid Johnston, president of the Sooke Food Bank, happily accepts a cheque in the amount of $1,000 from Sooke Lions Club president Steve Wright.

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An article on the crisis facing the food bank has resulted in a tremendous outpouring of generosity from the people in Sooke and area.

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The volunteer, medically-trained group working to help the community of Sooke learn how to prevent chronic degenerative diseases will meet with an audience again on the evening of Feb.27 at 7 p.m. This time, a two-part topic will be presented by Karam Barzekar of West Coast Natural Foods. The first part is to learn of the importance of spices to health, to the prevention of inflammation, and to digestion. The second part of the information session conducted by Barzekar is: stress. Learn how to cope with stress and which imbalance in the body is the cause of stress. Learn how to reduce anxiety and depression naturally, without side effects. The menu is: soft tacos, non-gluten pizza, and seasonings and toppings. Oh, and don’t forget the carob cake for dessert, a hit last time. Call Dorothy Cannon to register by phone: 250-642-6053, or email at dmc11@shaw.ca

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MAMMOGRAMS BC Cancer Agency Mammograms this week, Wed. Thurs. and Fri.: Sooke Health Unit. Call 1-800-6639203 for info. SEAPARC Free Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Preschool Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. For ages 3-5. 10:30-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-3022 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage 7 p.m. Pool Darts 7:30 p.m.

MAMMOGRAMS BC Cancer Agency Mammograms this week, Wed. Thurs. and Fri.: Sooke Health Unit. Call 1-800-6639203 for info. VITAL VITTLES Free lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Babytime. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories with your babies. For babies aged 0-18 months. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short mat bowling 1-3 p.m. $11 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m. Drop-in Darts 8 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan8-11 p.m.

SEEDY SATURDAY Sooke Community Hall, 10 a.m. Hosted by the Sooke Region Food CHI Society. Featuring over 40 seed, food, and plant vendors and related community groups. Entrance by donation. FALL FAIR FLEA MARKET Sooke Fall Fair Flea Market, downstairs at the community hall 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handcrafted and new items. Special concession featuring the Fair’s produce section and homemade chicken pot pies, date squared, tea and cookies. Call Candace to book tables, $10 each, 250-474-5571.

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK Sooke Public Library: Drop by to learn more about Freedom to Read week, including books that have been controversial throughout history. This event continues ALL WEEK. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Blue Grass Music 2:30 - 5 p.m.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Meat draw 3 p.m.

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short mat bowling 1-3 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m. Pool League 7 p.m.

BABY TALK TALK 2013 Post Partum Emotions. At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. SEAPARC Free Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info. YOUTH CLINIC Youth Clinic (13-25), 13006660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic, 4-7 p.m. KNITTING CIRCLE Sooke Public Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels invited. Drop-in, no registration required. For more info, call 250-642-3022.

PINK SHIRT DAY Protest bullying! WEAR PINK! SPECIAL CASA MEETING Special meeting of the Co-operative Association of Service Agencies at CASA, 12 noon at CASA building, 2145 Townsend Rd. RSVP mdean@pcfsa.org MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT

Holy Trinity Church Hall, 1-2 p.m. Call 778-6795744 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Ladies Darts 12 p.m. Shuffleboards 6:30 p.m. NASCAR meet & pick. TOASTMASTERS For further information, call Allan at 250-642-7520

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Make some noise against bullying! Help put a stop to bullying. Wear the shirt. Be the difference. Sooke Lions Club

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It started in September 2007, when two teens at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student. David Shepherd and Travis Price, both in Grade 12, heard about a Grade 9 student at their school who had been bullied and threatened for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. They decided they should do something about it and bought 50 pink shirts and tank tops to wear to school the next day. They also went online to round up support for their anti-bullying cause, which they dubbed a “sea of pink.” It worked. The next day, dozens of students were outfitted with the discount shirts, but even better, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe. The bullies were reportedly never heard from again. This year, Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the official pink shirts for 2013. “Awareness of what bullying is and understanding that it hurts is important,” says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to happen. And it’s relevant to everyone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.”

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According to www.bullyingcanada.ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and approximately one in 10 children have bullied others, while a 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. It is important to recognize what bullying is, and that it happens in many forms –

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday Feb 27th verbally, socially, physically and online (cyber bullying), says Tuckwell. “By wearing pink, people show they’re making that commitment, to not let bullying happen,” she says. Tuckwell and others emphasize that the pink shirt is secondary to raising awareness about bullying and getting people involved. B.C. is no stranger to tragedy related to bullying. From Surrey’s 14-year-old Hamed Nastoh, who jumped off the Patul-

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lo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the constant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, who committed suicide by hanging herself after relentless bullying, to Port Coquitlam’s Amanda Todd, 15, who killed herself after posting a video on YouTube talking about her experiences with cyber bullying, there are countless told and untold stories that remain horrific. The provincial government has taken steps to address bullying in recent years, including a Ministry of Education resource brochure for parents in 14 languages that can be found online at www. bced.gov.bc.ca/sco. Net proceeds benefit the CKNW Orphans Fund in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Boys and Girls Clubs offer programs that foster self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others, and connection to community. The CKNW Orphans Fund is committed to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The fund includes children who are bullied under the scope of the fund’s work, because these children will need extra support for their development.

For more information and resources on bullying:

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You do not need anyone’s permission to be your true self. Remember always — that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.


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Housing youth must be a priority Jennifer Blyth Black Press

Most people would agree that a community has a responsibility to provide its children and young people a safe, nurturing community in which to grow up. Essential to that – for their mental and physical health, their self-confidence and their ability to grow into healthy, productive adults, is a place to live. For too many youth in the Capital Region, however, that ideal is simply not the reality. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness believes there are as many as 600 youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the region. Typically, these can be young teens right up to those in their mid- to late-20s. While estimates suggest youth homelessness is increasing by as much as 10 per cent per year, as many as 80 per cent of homeless youth do not sleep rough on the streets, but are “hidden” – couch surfing or sleeping in cars; others are “horribly insecurely housed,” sharing a small space with many people and paying virtually all of what little money they have for rent, says Mark Muldoon, executive director of the Threshold Youth Housing Society. And despite the common myth that many at-risk youth come from outside the region, most come from surrounding municipalities, Muldoon says. While a few may be experimenting with street life, most have left families in stress and sometimes situations of physical, mental or sexual abuse. Caregivers may be dealing with addictions, mental health issues or problems arising from challenging economic times.

“Kids who are homeless are homeless for a reason, though we don’t always know what that is,” says Ellie James, manager of Youth & Family Services for the Boys & Girls Club, whose client-centred care home model matches young people in need with a nurturing home environment in the community. Muldoon points out that many of these homeless youth he sees have not been involved with police and are not heavy drug users; in fact, many are in school or working – more of his referrals are coming through area schools than ever before. If there is a common denominator with today’s at-risk youth, it is anxiety and a range of undiagnosed disorders that prevents them from achieving independence, he says. Some homeless youth emerge after “aging out” from the provincial care system at 19, finding themselves without a roof over their heads, Muldoon says. He points to one study indicating that about 40 to 45 per cent of the youth who have been in care will end up on the street within two years, a problem B.C. Child and Youth Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is seeking to bring under her mandate to try to remedy, he says. Today, with research suggesting young people’s brains are still developing into young adulthood, it makes more sense to provide care until age age 25, as is currently proposed in Ontario, Muldoon says. Greater Victoria has some youthfocused accommodations, such as the Boys & Girls Club’s care homes, Pandora “Y” Youth Apartments and temporary shelters run by the Youth Empowerment Soci-

It’s believed that more than 600 young people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. Some are visible on the streets, others hidden in inadequate or precarious housing.

ety and Beacon Services, as well as youth-specific services providing health care and support services. But a disconnect remains in providing a seamless level of response to the growing demand of youth in need. And the related costs of poorly housed youth, such as healthcare and policing, are significantly higher than the costs of subsidized youth housing, Muldoon says. “Long-term, stable housing is the pillar of getting youth

out of trouble; it is what the region most desperately needs to give at-risk youth time to make safe, reasonable decisions and just to grow-up,” he says. “Even more, we want to make sure that today’s at-risk youth don’t become tomorrow’s adult homeless population. Providing long-term transitional housing for youth is simply a good investment to preventing difficult homelessness issues down the road.”

How can you help? • Get involved in the discussion around homelessness and the needed services. • Volunteer – a variety of opportunities are available at organizations around the Capital Region.

• Donations of food, clothing, supplies and money to provide services are essential to help community organizations continue their muchneeded work.

Threshold Housing Society offers options for youth The Threshold Youth Housing Society has been providing housing services for youth since 1992, founded initially “by a group of people at the Anglican cathedral who were appalled by the number of youth on the streets both in Victoria and around the region,” notes executive director Mark Muldoon. Today the society offers two programs – semiindependent living at Mitchell House for young men and Holly House for young women, and SHY, or Safe Housing for Youth, a supported independent living program that liaises with building owners and managers to find suitable homes for “They’re much youth. The key for both pro- more calm, the grams, which serve 16 to anxiety levels are 24-year-olds, is that the youth must be “available down, they know for transition” – those someone cares who understand their and they can start predicament and want to move ahead. Many are in to make healthy school or working. Even decisions.” for those who are work–Mark Muldoon ing hard to make positive changes in their lives, however, the challenge of finding, securing and affording housing can be insurmountable without assistance, Muldoon explains. The goal is to keep them in Threshold housing for at least 12 months, both for their stability and to share life skills that will help the youth be more successful. “By then they’re much more calm, the anxiety levels are down, they know someone cares and they can start to make healthy decisions.” The SHY residents tend to be more mature and capable of living alone, but without supervision can be trapped in a pattern of homelessness brought on by the Capital Region’s expensive housing market and lack of good-paying jobs. Atrisk youth today may have no references, no savings for a damage deposit and no way of affording the rental fees in the region. There is also a strong hesitation on the side of landlords to rent to youth under 19. “They just can’t get ahead,” Muldoon explains. There is reason to celebrate. “I would say in the past few years we have raised the consciousness that at-risk youth is a unique population, separate from the larger adult homeless population.” Looking ahead, in addition to additional affordable housing, Muldoon would like to be able to offer employment counselling through Threshold’s services. For more information, visit www.thresholdhousing.ca or call 250-383-8830.

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Flashing the $20 A “flash mob� gathered at the kiosk at Evergreen Centre and proceeded to spend $20. Each month the mob will select a local business to spend $20 in. The event is organized by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce.

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bia from me!� or “I can see why Jill is struggling in math. I can hardly understand her textbook!� or “My wife has to help Emmy with her homework. I just don’t get all this new math stuff!� Children are hearing these things from their parents and indirectly learning and thinking: It’s OK to dislike math (because it’s scary and hard). It’s OK not to understand math (because it’s confusing). It’s OK not to do well in math (because it’s not that important or necessary in life). What kinds of mes-

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Fall Fair flea market helps you grow your seeds Britt Santowski

lenge is on. Can you enter 100 items, in all categories for Sooke’s 100th anniversary? Can you beat out Peter Wilford this year? Come and learn how,” said Lewers.

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The co-ordinators of the Sooke Fall Fair—celebrating its centennial this summer—will be hosting their monthly flea market this Saturday, Feb. 23 downstairs at the Sooke Community Hall. This month’s flea market works quite nicely with Seedy Saturday, which will be happening upstairs, same time, same place. While Seedy Saturday offers a solid seedy starting point, the Sooke Fall Fair will be focussing on the end-result, helping you present your harvest in the produce section of the fall fair. In addition, you can expect to find treasures, knitting, quilts, aprons, other baking delights and much more at the market. At the flea market, you will be able to see pictures of the past winners and samples of produce displays, you can flip through a catalogue that offers more tips and advice,

Begin with the end in mind: buy your seeds upstairs and then head downstairs to plan your produce presentation all at one place this Saturday at the Sooke Community Hall.

and you can ask questions of the people attending the display. The judging-standards book will also be available. This can help you understand the requirements. Ellen Lewers, ViceChair of the Sooke Fall Fair, adds that people coming to the flea market should bring their appetites. “We will be serving a lovely chicken pot pie, coffee, tea, and dessert to all those hungry Seedy Saturday shoppers as well as the flea market shoppers downstairs.”

Servers will be dressed in Victorian costume, and Lewers invites you to wear the same if you like. Lewers also invites visitors to bring recipes for inclusion in the Centennial Fall Fair Cookbook. “We would like all growers to keep in mind that this year the Sooke Fall Fair will be celebrating ‘Our First 100 Years.’ The competition is stiff in the produce department and the man to beat is non other than long-term grower and winner, Peter Wilford. The chal-

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1. Proposed Bylaw a) Proposed Bylaw No. 3857, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 113, 2013 (District Lot 185, Sooke District (Wolf Island) from Bylaw No. 189 to Bylaw No. 2040 new Rural Residential Wolf Island (RR-WI) Zone) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. For confirmation or further information, please call 250.642.1500.

Reader’s Photo of the Week Country roads, take me home, seems to be an appropriate song lyric for this photo submitted by Sooke News Mirror reader Al Johannesson. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. Please send your photo submission in a jpeg format to: editor@sookenewsmirror.com.

Farmhouse recipe: Monty’s spareribs e Farmhous

by Ellen Lewers Monty’s Spare Ribs (this recipe was created by Dexter Lewers who operated Dex’s Rib House at the now demolished, Cherry Bank Hotel on Burdett

St. in Victoria during the late 1950’s early 60’s). Cut spareribs in serving pieces. Steam with water to cover, 1/2 tsp. each pepper and salt, 3 cloves garlic and 2 bay leaves. Steam until tender and then drain off water. Sauce: 1 bottle of tomato ketchup, 1/4 tsp. dry mustard, 2 tbsp. vin-

egar, 3 tbsp. brown sugar, 2 cloves of garlic chopped very fine, a little salt and pepper and 1/2 tsp. oregeno. Brush the sauce onto the ribs and either barbecue or put in the oven and broil carefully, turn and broil again. Serve over steamed rice with a salad and a bowl with a slice of lemon squeezed in it to dip your fingers as you

will need your fingers to enjoy this. The Cherry Bank hotel was home to many elderly citizens who lived on the top floor. The rib house had red checked table cloths and bibs were provided for those enjoying those ribs. Dexter Lewers was uncle to my husband, Richard. Submitted by Ellen Lewers mrslewers-

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And the nominees are...

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Efficient Irrigation Workshops

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2012 Sooke Business Awards of Excellence at the Best Western Premier – Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, BC, Friday March 1, 2013. Sooke has gained many new and wonderful businesses and we would like to share their success with you! The Awards Night is geared towards our community leaders, successful business, and the success of individuals in our community. Award finalists for 2012:

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A properly installed and maintained irrigation system will conserve water! Considering the purchase and installation of an irrigation system or do you already own a system that you would like to upgrade?

2011 winners Maja Tait / Susan Percival Retail Excellence Stick In the Mud / A Sea of Bloom New Business of the Year - B&K Jewelry / Modern Mortgage Business of the Year - Little Vienna Bakery / Sooke Moving and Storage Employee of the Year - Bonnie Sprinkling / Michelle Andersen Professional Service Dr Chris Bryant / Karen Mason - Mason Financial Sustainability Leadership - Sooke Harbour House / Sooke First

Nation Directors Award Rod Sluggett / Scott Gertsma Not for Profit / Service Club of the Year Sooke Food Bank We will be presenting the awards Friday, March 1, 2013 Cocktails 6:00 - dinner and awards 6:45 p.m. Tickets are available for sale at the following Sooke locations: Bees Knees, A Sea of Bloom, Little Vienna Bakery and online www.sookeregionchamber.com $55 single / $100 pair About The Sooke Region Chamber of

Commerce : The Sooke Region Chamber is a nonprofit organization under the Board of Trade. The Chamber is business people in the Sooke Region working together for the economic and social welling of the community. As the voice of business in the area, the Chamber works to create an environment in which businesses can thrive and co-exist with our natural surroundings. Serving the businesses of the Sooke Region Since 1948.

Irrigation experts will explain system components, discuss installation and provide scheduling and maintenance tips.

Optional irrigation workbooks are CRD Environmental Sustainability available to purchase for $30. is hosting free, efficient irrigation workshops for residential homeowners. Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 250.474.9684

Micro-Drip Saanich — Saturday, May 11 Irrigation Systems: Sidney — Saturday, July 13 2 to 5 p.m. ALL Efficient Saanich — Saturday, April 13 Irrigation Systems: Sooke — Saturday, June 8 2 to 5 p.m. Controller Scheduling:

Saanich — Wednesday, March 27 Oak Bay — Wednesday, April 10 Saanich — Wednesday, June 19 7 to 9 p.m.

Maintenance:

Colwood — Saturday, April 27 2 to 5 p.m.

The Pastor's Pen Thank you to our volunteers, participants, donors and sponsors for making this year’s event a huge success. A special thank you to our event honorees, Wenche and Jack Hemphill, for sharing their stories. A L Z H E I M E R S O C I E T Y O F B. C.

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The Victoria Investors Group Walk for Memories raised more than $46,000 this year! Community Supporters

Event sponsors: Stephen Andrew of CTV The Belmont R&B Band Ida Chong Cobs Bread The City of Victoria Tim Hicks James Hunter Investors Group Community Involvement Team Colin Magee Marty the Marmot Harley Preston Red Barn

Serious Coffee Callum Thomson-Barks of The Ocean 98.5 The Victoria Edelweiss Club All the generous donors to our silent auction. 2013 Walk Committee: Elizabeth Bennett Lauren Bristowe Amit Gaur Jennifer Harris -DVRQ +HÀLQ Joan Henderson

Gail Miller Rick Peereboom Christina Rippon Jennifer Thomas Mary Jane Tiller Phillip Watson And the many other volunteers, especially the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resource Centre staff and volunteers, who donated their time to making the event a success!

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Equated with the philosopher’s stone, the elixir of life was thought to be a power-¿lled drink that granted eternal life to the drinker. Additionally it was thought to create life. But as we should all know the real elixir of life is love and anyone can give it and receive it. It is one of the reasons why love is so celebrated - even beyond Valentine’s Day. Love is indeed a creative force. Love is an aspect of the initial Creative Force that brought us all into existence. Out of love was the earth, sun and stars and all the galaxies beyond our solar systems created. Boundless and without limit, love is inexhaustible. It is the basis of all our spiritual desires. So how do we recognize love? Is in the touch of a mother’s hand upon her ill child? Of course. Is it the feeling we have when our beloved enters the room. Indeed. Is it present when we do a kind deed for another? Yes, it is there. And were you to do it, you could add to this list each day of your life and never run out of things to list. Every day we have glimpses of love; so many aspects of this all encompassing, powerful force. Love. It’s not just about a feeling or emotion. It is that very thing that holds the act, the process or instance in which it is made manifest, in place. And love preserves it throughout life. At many weddings you will hear I Corinthians 13:1-13 read: "So faith, hope, love remain, these three; But the greatest of these is love." Love is an integral part of life and you have the power The Revs. Alex and Nancy Nagy, Holy Trinity to make it visible. Use it!

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

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

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

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


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LOOKING BACK A trip in the Sooke News Mirror’s time machine. Feb. 20, 2008 School chaperones disciplined Significant discipline measures have been meted out to two Sooke School District employees after a drinking incident during a school field trip to China last November. The incident was related to drinks downed by students at an official dinner in China. The ceremonial toasts are a part of Chinese culture and the students and chaperones did not want to insult their hosts. Feb. 20, 2003 East Sooke same sex couple denied wedding On a day when romance and love are held in high regard, emotions were clearly running strong in Amy Crook, as she wiped a tear from her eye and struggled for words. Moments earlier, the East Sooke woman and her beloved had applied for a marriage licence, only to be told — as they expected, that their application could not be granted. Crook was one of many same-gender couples throughout the province that attempted

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Grade 12 students from Edward Milne community school rehearsed for their annual fashion show back in 2007. to apply for marriage licenses on Friday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. Feb. 18, 1998 Village Foods inks sponsorship deal with Sooke museum Village Food Markets has become the corporate sponsor of the Sooke Region Museum. The local grocery story and the museum have inked a deal which will see Village Food Markets pay the museum $21,000 over three years, museum director Terry Malone said. In return the museum will acknowledge the sponsor by placing the Village Food Market

logo on museum letterhead, newsletter and various other printed material. Feb 17, 1993 Workshop designed to lift veil on native views A native awareness workshop Friday at the T’Sou-ke Band Hall is booked solid. “It’s being done to help people see how native people see things,� said Colleen George, an assistant for the Becher Bay and T’Sou-ke Bands. If there is sufficient demand, the workshop may be held again.

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Knowledge network on radio Sooke residents will be able to tune in the Knowledge Network on their radios every Monday night this spring. Knowledge Network Radio is a new project set for half an hour every Monday evening at 6:30. The programs will be produced by Simon Fraser University, the University of B.C., University of Victoria, Capilano College, and the Open Learning Institute. The range of topics runs from exer-

cise equipment to the Meech Lake agreement; from the whole language approach to teaching children to witchcraft in American History. 1983 Specials Light Rye Specialty Bread from Cedar Grove Bakery: $0.80. Dial-A-Movie, includes video and two movies $6.50 a night. 100s of movies on beta, VHS and disc. Sooke Harbour House 8-oz NY Steak, $7.95.

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The glory days of log birling for the Wickheims Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume’s recent use of a photo such as this taken in Sooke on July 21, 1956 brings back to mind the glory days of logger sports when Sooke actually was “on the map.� The “World Series� of logger sports was brought to Sooke during the 1950s and 1960s through the prowess of Ardy and Jube Wickheim and the International Log Rolling Association. It was in the quiet inlet at Coopers Cove, which in those years served as booming grounds for GE Bernard and for BC Forest Products, that the brothers got their start on the logs, practicing their nimble-footed skills. In the early All Sooke Day years, the log birling competitions were held in the Sooke River itself and it was there that the brothers gained their first local wins, then the Cana-

dian Championship. Spectator interest was such that up to 12,000 gathered on the Sooke Flats to watch and even place bets on which of the caulk-booted champion brothers could best demonstrate their agility and balance to withstand the spins and counter spins of his opponent. They initiated their reign as World Champions by travelling to logging sports centres

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throughout the American midwest. Among the host states were

Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Wisconsin. Ardy first

took the title in 1955, followed by Jube the next year, the brothers continuing to hold the world title between them for 15 years. In 1957 the International Log-Rolling Association moved lock, stock and barrel to the little Canadian town of Sooke to conduct the World Championships here. As part of the show put on in July 1956, Ardy Wickheim tests his balance as he mounts a kitchen chair placed on the floating log, trusting the strength of hand of his brother

Jube with his pike pole to hold the log steady. Elder brother Maywell is on the right, in this scene at the Sooke River’s edge. Later in the 1960s a birling pond was excavated further to the west within the Flats. During their heyday the brothers performed at the Canadian Trade Show in Japan in 1965, at Expo ‘67 in Montreal and at the PNE. Brother Jube went on to establish Wickheim Timber Shows and with his crew of skilled loggers travelled internation-

ally, performing shows around the world for three decades. Birling was so popular in this period that practice logs were set up at several local schools. Young fellows that followed in the sport included Jim Duncan and Danny Eddy, but none stayed with it longer than the Herrling brothers, Mike, Steve, Paul and Danny, who became known as the “Birling Herrlings.� Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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CELEBRATION of LIFE We invite close friends and family to share in remembering Ardy Wickheim this Saturday, 23 February at 5204B Sooke Rd, 12 – 4pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Sooke Community Association or The Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada.

SOOKE FALL FAIR Sat., Feb.23.10m-2pm Sooke Community Dining Hall Downstairs handcrafted & new items Special concession featuring the Fair’s produce section and homemade chicken pot pies, date squares, tea & cookies. Call Candace to book table $10 each. 250-474-5771

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HURST, JAMES M.B. Passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the age of 91. He will be sadly missed by his beloved grandchildren Michael (Anne), Mark (Laurie), Louise, Dan (Francine), seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Predeceased by his loving wife Alice, daughter Yvonne and son in law Bill Kuzman of Port Renfrew and his dear mother and father Fanny and Robert Hurst. Jim was raised by his devoted grandfather; once a school teacher at Craigflower School and his grandmother of Cole Island, Esquimalt. Jim attended UBC and called himself,” the best educated carpet layer in BC” He collected books, jazz music and was an aspiring bridge player. Jim was a gentleman, a scholar and a good judge of whiskey. Jim’s final wishes were too donate his body to UBC.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Sports & Recreation UBC’s Thunderbirds achieve CIS record turnaround thanks to Sooke’s Emily Grainger Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

The female hockey team at University of BC (UBC) has just pulled off the greatest turnaround in Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) women’s hockey history. According to the UBC’s goThunderbirds. ca website, the Thunderbirds’ women’s hockey team has turned a record bad year (one win, 21 losses and two ties) into a record good year (17 wins, seven losses and four ties). And to boot, they did this turn-around in a matter of only one year. Yes, this is Sooke’s community newspaper. Yes, we’re covering this incredible turnaround of UBC women’s hockey team. Why? Because their success is in part due to the contribution and skills brought to the team by one Emily Grainger, assistant captain, number 8. Grainger is a Sooke native currently on a hockey scholarship at UBC, studying kinesthesiology. At 22 years, Grainger is startled to notice that she had being doing something for 17 years. She started playing

Richard Lam, UBC Athletics photo

Emily Grainger on the ice, playing for the UBC Thunderbirds. hockey at five years old, influenced by two older siblings, a brother and a sister, who both played hockey. She was further influenced — and significantly supported — by her parents, Ann and Richard Grainger, who also played. In fact, Grainger reflects, there was a point in her

life where her entire nuclear family of five was playing for various teams, all in Sooke. Emily Grainger has always been attracted to the competitive side of hockey. She began playing with the Initiation boys’ team at five and continued playing on the boys’ league through

Bantam. Not because of a lack of girls’ teams — Sooke did have all-girls teams at the time — but rather because she preferred to play with her peers that she has known her entire life. It was, Grainger indicates, the natural place for her to be. She has a long history of wins: According

to the UBC team roster, Grainger “played for the South Vancouver Island Breakers, won a gold, silver, and bronze with the Breakers at various Western Shield Championships, played in the Sooke Minor Hockey Association, played ‘A’ boys hockey growing [up] and won a provincial title in PeeWee and a bronze in Bantam.” Besides being a consistently good hockey player, Grainger seeks out leadership roles. From 2010 to 2012, Grainger served as the president of the athletes’ council. “My highlight from that position was when I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Trevor Linden,” she reflects. Her integrity as a team leader as well as a team player shines through when she recognizes the tremendous support she has received over the years: her siblings who initially inspired her; her parents who supported her; and, her coaches who guided and mentored her. “I also want to mention that I participated in the hockey academy at EMCS in Sooke for my four years of high school. Mr. [Mark] Barrie has always stood out

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as one of my favorite coaches and teachers from my minor hockey career.” Grainger aspires to continue playing professional hockey, perhaps with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. She is also planning to continue academically and pursue a future as a physiotherapist. She’s graduating from UBC this year, and has applied for post-graduate studies at physio school. In the meantime, there is the present — this moment — to cherish. “Her team has just completed one of the greatest turnaround seasons ever in Canadian sports,” Wilson Wong, the manager of

Sport Information for the UBC Thunderbirds said. He adds, “Emily’s UBC team played their playoff series this past weekend and they won, beating Manitoba in two games. Emily got two points. It is the first time ever that a UBC women’s hockey team has won a playoff series. They will advance to the conference semi-finals in Regina this weekend. If they win two games there, UBC will go to the league finals and clinch a spot at the national championships.” Emily Grainger, Sooke is watching you and cheering you along your way. You’ve made us proud.

Richard Lam, UBC Athletics photo

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WEEKLY TIDE TABLES Day Time HT

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Back left – Right - co-coach EMCS teacher Mr. Angus McCowan, Taylor Sulven, Brady Greenwood, Abe Lamontagne, Aidan Tregear, Co Coach Alex Wright, Sheldon Kelley Front row L to R - Scott Dickie, Logan Senst. EMCS Jr. Boys are on a winning streak. They beat Reynolds high school last night 62-44, Abe got 20 points, Scott 16 points. This places them tied for second place in standings, one more game to play next Tuesday against Dunsmuir, top ranked Oak Bay in first place (8-0) is the team to beat in playoffs. Playoffs start Feb. 25 and run through till Feb. 28. Stories and photos submitted by Glenn Dickie

Patiently waiting

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