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SOOKE ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING

NEWS MIRROR

Editorial

Steve Elliott brings Elvis to the Sooke Baptist Church. Page 15

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Entertainment

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Three cougars shot

Caught feeding on a goat carcass Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

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Just say ‘NO’

Sofie Hagens (left), Coral Poser (centre) and Amy Rubidge (right) in a moment of sunshine at the demonstration outside of the Prestige Hotel on Saturday April 13 around 12:00 noon. They were there to encourage delegates at the AVICC convention to vote against genetically-engineered foods.

While three bears seeking refuge in a tree in the Broomhill playground last week were tranquilized and relocated, three cougars feeding off fenced in livestock elsewhere in Sooke recently had to be put down. Mark Kissinger, Conservation Officer, spoke with the Sooke News Mirror about this recent cougar kill in Sooke. The cougars were exhibiting repeated predatory behaviour and were “killing livestock and not leaving when people were around,” says Kissinger. The female cougar, the mother, had travelled a long way to get here. She was wearing a collar, which was originally placed on her in North West Bay by Nanoose, almost 150 kilometres north of Sooke. She was collared nine years ago, and the conservation officer estimated that she was about three at that time. Unfortunately, explained Kissinger, she had created a current “prey picture” of easy, domesticated prey, and she was teaching that to her kittens. The kittens, who were approximately a year old, were also put down, in part because of their prey picture and also in part to the extreme difficulty in relocating young kittens not ready to exist without their mother’s protection. Relocating cougars is very challenging. Cougars need a

Carrie Kennedy photo

This female cougar and her kitten, feeding on a goat carcass, were killed. One other kitten was shot, another adult cougar fled. very large territory. According to canadiangeographic. ca, “Cougars require a large habitat — upwards of 100 square kilometres — and are very territorial and potentially cannibalistic when competing for prey and/or land.” If dropped into another cat’s territory, the two cats will fight until one is displayed or dead. Relocating extremely old or extremely young cats is more often than not a death sentence. The three bears in the tree, a sow and her two cubs, on the other hand, were not exhibiting any “signs of aggression, and were healthy enough to be released,” said Kissinger.

The three bears were being taken to an area that has lots of food and is not overpopulated. This will give the bears a solid chance for a successful relocation, he explained. Kissinger said that with the growing popularity of the slow food movement, there was an increased desire to raise your own animals. He emphasized that owners of farm animals “need to take ownership to protect both their own livestock and wildlife.” At the centre of this responsibility is proper fencing. Kissinger recommends a three-to-five-strand

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sooke runner avoids explosions in boston

Member of STARR running group completes marathon and returns home safely Contributed photo

Britt Santowski

Sarah-Mae Pyndus, left. in her STARR team shirt, at the Boston Marathon banner on Sunday April 14, 2013, one day before the race.

Sooke News Mirror

Monday’s tragic explosions at the 117th Boston Marathon has impacted people worldwide, as this marathon has entrants from around the world. Canada had 2078 runners registered at the event, of which 232 came from British Columbia. Twenty five runners came from Victoria. Sarah-Mae Pyndus, the only registered runner from Sooke, was a participant at Monday’s marathon. She returns to Canada on Wednesday, and will be meeting with the Sooke News Mirror to tell her story. On her Facebook page she said, (Sarah-Mae Pyndus) “is overwhelmed by everyone’s concern. I

was long done at the time and in the middle of a post-race massage five blocks away. We were told to vacate the building calmly, my heart sank and I almost RAN back to my hostel. We are still waiting on one of our “crew”, but all is well here. Once again, thank you all for your love” She did complete the entire marathon before the explosions occurred, finishing in the top third of all runners. Of the woman runners, she came in as the 1044th runner, of 9,983

females, placing her in the top 11 per cent. She completed in just over three hours and 22 minutes. All marathons are 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers. Nearly 5,000 of the over 26,500 registered runners went through the final checkpoint (at 24. 8 mi, or 40 km) but did not cross the finish line due to the explosions. Pyndus is a 25 year old runner, and keeps busy as a a Naval Communicator onboard HMCS Calgary. Three people have been confirmed dead in the explosions and more than 100 people have been injured. No group or individual has come forward claiming responsibility for the bombings. Information is available from the Boston Marathon website at baa.org.

island communities say ‘no’ to Ge foods Britt Santowski photo

Britt Santowski

Robert Wager, left, from Vancouver Island University presented at the AVICC in favour of allowing genetic engineering of plants and animals.

The Sooke News Mirror

Close to 100 demonstrators gathered in front of the Prestige Oceanfront Resort to rally in support of a GE Free Vancouver Island. They were promoting a resolution being considered by the delegates at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) that Vancouver Island be legislated as a GE-Free area. Resolution 10 partially read, “Be it resolved that

AVICC ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals, on Vancouver Island.” If passed, the resolution would be forwarded to the Union of British Columbia

Municipalities, who advocate on behalf of the municipalities to the provincial government. The motion was passed in Sunday morning’s deliberations, with less than a handful of delegates voting against it. AVICC is an annual gathering of representatives of local govern-

Three cougars shot

Thumbs up To all of the delegates who came and enjoyed Sooke during the aVICC conference.

Cont’d from page 1 electric fence. He recommended that people interested in protecting their livestock while preserving wildlife have a look at the bearaware.bc.ca website. Under the section, “Conflict Prevention” is a primer on electric fences called “Shocking Solutions to Bear Conflicts.” This style of

fence, suggested Kissinger, is equally effective for cougars. And it is not as expensive as people think. Having to put down wildlife is never the desired outcome. “It’s never a good day for us when we have to put an animal down,” says Kissinger. “Sad, because they are such an amazing animal.”

ments on Vancouver Island. A portion of their weekend is spent considering resolutions. Resolutions that are passed are forwarded to UBCM for further consideration by the province-wide body. If passed at that level, issues are raised with the province. The area association was established in 1950. It now has a membership of 51 municipalities and regional districts.

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Time to start thinking about the Sooke Fall Fair It’s all about “PLANTS AND ANIMALS” at the next Sooke Fall Fair flea market, Saturday, April 27, 10 - 2 downstairs at the Sooke Community Hall. Find out about the new heritage classes in the Produce and Livestock Sections commemorating the Fair’s 100th anniversary. Heirloom tomato seedlings will be sold market day along with information on what the master gardeners look for while judging. Also learn about heritage poultry breeds and how to enter your purebred or backyard bird. Dr. Amanda Booth who has judged the livestock section for more than a quarter century has an enthusiastic team of helpers at the Saseenos Vet Clinic and will be organizing this year’s Pet Parade. The triplet goats at Mrs. Lewers’Farmhouse will surely be amongst the parade entourage. As planting time is just around the corner think “heirloom” this year and go for the special Keeper Trophy. A wide variety of heirlooms are also available at ALM Farms, 3680 Otter Pt. Rd. ,the location of Harris House, also celebrating 100 years… sale time coincides with the flea market. Proceeds from the market and sales from the spring quilt raffle will be supporting the Centenary Cookbook project. The lucky ticket will be drawn market day. Visit sookefallfair.ca for details regarding the collection of memorabilia for the historical display and volunteering at your Fall Fair.

Volunteers make it happen Johanne Thompson has lived in East Sooke with her family for the past five years.  Since she was a child, she has loved singing and helping others, and this passion led her to earn her degrees in Psychology and Music Therapy from the University of Windsor, Ontario.  She keeps active in the community by singing with the Sooke Community Choir, and has been on stage with Sooke Harbour Players in 2010’s production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat   (narrator), 2011 Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), and 2012,   when she

directed and performed in Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Queen of Hearts). She has also volunteered her time for Navy League Cadets, Saseenos PAC, VIHA Health Units, and for the Labour Companion Program with the Military Family Resource Centre.  Johanne is currently contracted as the coordinator for the Sooke Regional Volunteer Centre. “The best thing about volunteering,” says Thompson, “is that you can support others in the community by using your skills and talents.” 

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The Sooke Regional Volunteer Centre is holding its Second Annual Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Sooke Community Hall from 12-4 p.m.    “Ihope this event will encourage and inspire others to volunteer and make this wonderful community that we call home an even better place to live,” said Thompson. If you would like more information about the Volunteer Fair, please contact Johanne at volunteersooke@gmail. com, or (250)514-8865.

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Michel DesRochers, front, and Brenda Parkinson check out the signs which will let boardwalk strollers know what sea life they will be seeing around Sooke Harbour. These signs were painted by DesRochers and another set will be painted by a First Nations artists. The signs were funded through the Sooke Program for the Arts, which is now the Advisory Panel to the Mayor on Arts and Beautification.

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Managing Your MoneY Lessons in debt control – consolidate to save

Looking back A look through the Sooke News Mirror’s archives: April 16, 2008 Taking the lead on the environment Two students from the Leadership Class at Edward Milne community school want to make a difference. Jennifer Emery and Justin Ilien, both in Grade 11, are organizing a Community Cleanup Day. They want people in the community to grab a bag and help clean up the downtown core of Sooke. If cleaning up the town isn’t enough, the students are also also organizing a Park Your Car Day. April 16, 2003 Schools should submit ‘needs’ budget The Sooke Teachers’ Association wants its employer to submit not one, but two budgets, to the holders of the purse. At the April 8 Sooke school district committee of the whole meeting, STA past-president Kathryn Sihota asked the seven member board to send the Min-

istry of Education a ‘needs’ budget along with its mandatory balanced document. The school district has to come up with $1.2 million in cuts for the 2003-04 school year, which means another year of extreme cuts to programs and services. April 15, 1998 Unarmed auxiliary officers continue to boycott uniformed service Unarmed RCMP auxiliary constables will carry on with some duties in Sooke, but nothing that requires them to be in a uniform, Sooke RCMP report. Staff Sgt. Don Brown said the six auxiliary constables met Thursday after learning that the Attorney General and RCMP brass had stripped them of their firearms until a review of the program is completed in September. April 14, 1993 Traffic count rises People are coming to -- and leaving -- the Sooke area in droves. The volume of traffic passing in and out of Sooke is up by nearly

50 per cent since 1987. According to Ministry of Highways statistics taken at a point .5 kilometres east of the Sooke River bridge in 1991, 12,100 cars pass by on a typical summer day. That’s in contrast to the same spot in 1987 which showed a total of 8,400 vehicles. April 13, 1988 Botanical Beach our newest park Botanical Beach at Port Renfrew will soon become British Columbia’s newest provincial park. The announcement was made last week by Environment and Parks Minister Bruce Strachan, who said negotiations had been completed to acquire 240 hectares of land at the site. Price of the land was not revealed. The park will be established soon after the province takes possession in late April, joining the purchased land to an existing foreshore reserve and a small but critical parcel leased from the Nature Trust.

A talented juggler can keep four, five, even six balls in the air at the same time and make it look easy. Many Canadians juggle six or more types of debt – often including high-interest credit cards – and must make multiple payments each month. Keeping all those ‘debt balls’ in the air isn’t easy and it can cost you. A more efficient way to manage your time and money could be debt consolidation – here’s why. • You can effectively reduce the interest costs for car payments, education loans, lines of credit and other high-interest, high-cost loans (such as credit cards) by consolidating them within a single loan with a lower interest rate. You can then choose how to pay it off: o Keep your ‘pre-consolidation’ payment amount – by applying the same payment toward your debt but at a lower interest rate, you’ll be putting extra money toward the principal debt repayment and eliminating that debt much faster. o Keep your amortization or debt payback payment the same – your new lower-interest consolidated loan at a reduced payment amount frees up additional cash flow you can use to reach your other financial life goals. Simple is usually better – and less expensive. Debt consolidation can be a ‘simple’ way to reduce the cost of your debt – and here are a few other ‘simple’ suggestions for managing debt to discuss with your professional advisor: • Consolidate through a home equity loan that offers a much lower interest rate than most other types of loans, especially credit cards that can apply interest rates of up to 28% on outstanding balances. • Keep amortization to a reasonable timeframe – aim for repayment within five years. • Don’t assume a line of credit is a good thing. While it will provide borrowing flexibility, a line of credit can spell trouble for people who have trouble sticking to a budget and often have little money left at the end of the month to apply to their debt. A personal loan or a refinanced mortgage might be better options because they require a defined principal repayment plan instead of allowing interest-only payments. • Control your debt by cutting up all your credit cards – except for one that you keep only for emergencies. • If you are using a debt counseling company, be sure the company is reputable and focused on your best interests. Debt consolidation can be an important part of a debt management plan but speak with a professional advisor to ensure your plan works for you and to get advice on how to create a longer term financial plan that fits with your improved debt control and cash flow to help you achieve all your life goals. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in QuŽbec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in QuŽbec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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for many years. While we don’t have a figure on the number of staff at Sooke area schools today, we expect it would run into the hundreds.

Lajeunesse, a heavy equipment operator in the forest industry. After a decade at Sooke Elementary, Stella went on to Milne’s Landing where she taught math

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This June 1959 staff photo from Sooke Elementary School illustrates the enormous change in population Sooke has experienced in the half century past. In that year, one elementary school, grades one to six, served the entire region including East Sooke and Shirley. Milnes Landing High School, encompassing Grades seven to 12, had opened in September 1946. Middle schools were not yet heard of, though junior high schools were in place in urban areas like Victoria.

At left rear, Elinor Eve was teaching Grade 2 that year. She went on to marry Dave McClimon, raise a family and together with Dave, developed Lannon Creek Mobile Home Park. Next is Herman Leung, who in September of that year moved into the principalship of the brand new Saseenos Elementary School, then to Glen Lake and eventually on to a career in school administration. The next teacher in the photo, Violet Crane, was short term, while last in the row is

Ingrid Greenlees. She had taught at Leechtown before coming to Sooke School, then moved to Milne’s Landing High, before finishing her teaching career at Bridge River. Left front is Muriel Westad, a girl from the prairies who taught at the one-room Elder’s Camp school before moving on to a long career teaching Grade one at Sooke. Next is the legendary Annie Acreman, who had come to Sooke from Prince George in 1924 as Annie Johnson, married logging truck

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Just say ‘no’ once in awhile There are a number of proposals before District of Sooke council for recreational and cultural uses of parks and buildings. We all know that, in a perfect world, everyone would have the space they need to do what they love to do. With the current council trying hard to fulfill its mandate of fiscal responsibility, it is next to impossible when there is always one group or another coming forward to ask for assistance — usually always in the form of money. The district already gives out community grants to the tune of about $60,000. They give out fee for service grants and they often dip into their contingency funds for further allocations of cash. Council needs to be a better parent and learn to say ‘no’ once in awhile. The groups coming forward asking for funding are certainly worthy of it, but when the wallet is empty it’s empty. In these times of fiscal restraint, it is even harder to hold the bottom line but it has to be done and council has to be the parent here, not the over indulgent grandparent. Most people want it all, they want a property tax rate they can afford, they want services, streetlights, sidewalks, boat launches and parks. This all costs money and we have delegated council to be the banker. When the account is overdrawn, the interest rates skyrocket, just like your tax rate. So be very cognizant of what you ask for because you pay for it in the end. An arts centre is a worthy endeavor but perhaps this is not the time to be looking to council to purchase a commercial property. The property should be purchased by the groups who want to use it. If they don’t have the money, then they can’t afford the dream. Council needs to focus their dollars on their own priority list and to be firm about what they can do. They can’t or shouldn’t try to please everyone who comes forward with a new idea. Put it on the list to be looked at in the future and carry on with what you have deemed to be your priorities.

... council needs to be a better parent...

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Fences protect wildlife and livestock You may have seen it online. A moose in a grocery store in Smithers. The bears relocated from Sooke. Or the three cougars killed in Sooke. The latter had a lot of local attention, with over 3,500 people seeing our Facebook posting. Outrage, sadness and disappointment at killing such a beautiful animal dominated the online response. Interestingly, there seems to be a notable absence of attention given to human responsibility in proactive prevention. Cougars are not euthanized (or killed or slaughtered or whatever term best suits) because parents are concerned for their children, or because lap-dog owners love their shiatsu, or because people are plainold mean. Nor are they euthanized by blood thirsty conservation officers (COs) who have nothing better to do than wait for the call to kill. Cougars are euthanized when they become habituated to a community. They are predatory animals, and the thought of sharing Sooke’s loosely defined notion-of-asidewalk with habituated cougars is an uncomfortable one. Especially when the cougars are hungry and trained to eat what we eat. Cougars instinctually avoid

humans, and rightly so. We’re not that nice, not even to each other. The only reason a cougar comes into our space in the first place is for the ready availability of food when their’s is sparse. Our first strategy in minimizing human-wildlife conflict is prevention: Stop the cougars from coming into our community in the first place. Fencing is one idea. Electric fencing is recommended. It keeps livestock safe, and it prevents wildlife from fine (and easy) dining. Ultimately, replacing livestock can be more costly than paying for an electric fence. Hazing is another. This is where you harass the animal until it decides to move on. It must be continuous, concentrated (ideally where the cougar lives or preys) and caustic (effectively bothersome). A good method of hazing cougar is to get a livestock guard dog, like Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherds, Akbash or Maremma. (Keeping in mind that a dog is a for-life commitment.) Don’t plant plants that attract deer, an enticing food source for cougar. And don’t feed your house pets outside, as both (pet food and pets)

are also a enticing food source for cougar. What about relocating? Relocating a displaced cat is a great idea, but only for a Disney flick. In real life, if you take an old cat who has been displaced from her own territory by a younger, stronger cat, and drop her into another cat’s territory, you have sentenced her to a fight-to-the-death. Same if you do that with her kittens: they will be mauled to death. Yes (sigh), we are in their territory. Ever since Eve and Adam screwed up horribly and got kicked out of their apartment in the sky, we humans have made a nasty habit of spreading our tendrils. But somehow, culling the human race, as appealing as it may appear at times, strikes me as an unviable option. After all, without a dense human population, who will cover the interest payments and taxes? The number one takeaway message all of us should be receiving loud and clear from this incident quite simply is: Do not feed the wildlife. Britt Santowski Britt Santowski is a reporter with the Sooke News Mirror. news@sookenewsmirror.com

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We asked: Do you think we are doing enough to protect the wildlife in our midst?

That’s a tough question because I don’t know what we’re doing. I’m new in Sooke, and I’m not aware of any specific programs or initiatives.

Regarding our salmon stock, I think we need to listen to our scientists. I’ve read that the federal scentists are being muzzled somewhat. Which is to bad because we need to heed what they are saying.

No. We should probably cut down on our use of petroleum products, less packaging and less garbage. Live smarter.

I believe we are with the different organizations we have.

Rae Williamson Sooke

Colleen Dempsey Lantzville

J.S. Weir Jordan River

Deb Schenk Sooke

Bollywood awards benefit My first thought to your ridiculous letter was that you are not East Indian, nor do you have any friends or family who are. My second thought was that you do not watch, listen, or have any interest in Bollywood. Would you, Ms. Timms, be writing this letter if our provincial government had decided to spend our tax dollars on say... the Juno Awards? I then begin to wonder if you ‘authorized’ your tax dollars to be spent by our government on merely bragging to the film industries about this beautiful, friendly place we call home just in hopes of one them coming here to film? Now here’s one, I wonder... did you ‘authorize’ your tax dollars to be spent on, not only the defense, but the housing and three square meals for the thousands of prisoners locked up in our jails? People who should be living a hard life but actually have it better than most low income families in our province? I really could go on and on, but I think this is just as ridiculous! I, Ms. Timms, am not East Indian either; nor am I into the ‘Bollywood’ hype. I however, can see beyond the money spent and recognize the value something like this shows not only our

LETTERS country, but all others around the world. We are multi-cultural and damn proud of it. We, as British Columbians, should want to open our province to any and all opportunities to show the world what kind of people we are: friendly, open minded and rich with culture. What a fabulous place it is we live in; where anyone and everyone can fit in and feel at home. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world and by having this huge industry’s awards ceremony in Vancouver, in our province can do nothing but benefit our province — short term pain for long term game. Please, next time you want to complain about how ‘your’ tax dollars are spent, make it something that people should be upset about or just keep it to yourself. Darlene Dunn Sooke

Oyster farm will infinge The proposed oyster farm for the Sooke Basin has been presented with not much information for residents of Sooke and district, in particular with regard to the impact on those who use the basin for recreation

and on those who own businesses, homes and properties on the shore. The basin is the only sheltered water available to the residents of Sooke. It has enormous recreational potential as is evidenced by the increasing number of kayaks and sailboats to be seen on the basin. The basin is also notable for its natural beauty and its appeal to residents and visitors alike. It is a natural resource that has value to Sooke as it grows into a larger centre, one that will rely heavily on the tourist trade. In addition to infringement on the rights of current users and property owners, the proposed farm, which will occupy a large area of the basin, has the potential to impact negatively on many aspects of the advantages that body of water and the surrounding shores has to offer for future development. In this regard, and with due respect to the wishes of the T’Souke First Nation,  I hope local residents,  the mayor and council, and the Chamber of Commerce, will look carefully at this proposal and seek far more information as to its  impact on current usage and future development. Garth Gilligan Sooke

Relocate rather than shoot wildlife Why is it Sooke doesn’t have the resources to relocate wildlife? Killing three healthy cougars is acceptable? Who do I contact to find out how to raise money to have wildlife relocated instead of killed? I can see having to shoot wild animals acting aggressively or if people were in danger but why hasn’t Sooke put a budget aside to relocate wildlife accordingly as I’m sure it’s not rocket science that this issue would arise? It’s very sad what we are doing to our island plus they complain wildlife is becoming endangered and yet they continue to displace them and kill them with the excuse they don’t have the money. Something could be done about it, and enough people care to the point I’m sure they would donate money to ensure we stop killing and get relocating, before we don’t have any wildlife left. April Jamison Sooke

CPR saves lives To paramedics and

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first responders. On Tuesday, Mar. 26 at approx. 13:35 at my home on Sooke River Road, you attended a heart attack victim — me. I don’t really remember a lot, my understanding is CPR was performed on me, and it saved my life. On behalf of myself and my wife, I’m forever grateful you came along when you did. My heart literally goes out to you all. Thank you. In regard to CPR, if you are ever given the opportunity to attend a class of CPR, please take it. You could save a life. Bill Jones Sooke

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Private not public money I support the concept of an arts group, and multi-groups looking to purchase property for multiple uses. I would like to see them all come together, as I am sure council would

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Cont’d from page 9 too. I do not think the taxpayer should be footing the bill to purchase the property. Again, the intent is to fix it up with volunteers and to maintain it. At what cost? What is the business plan? Who has money to pay the rent? What of the loss of the commercial tax for the property to the district? The request included a P2 zoning, which is public. This is a good idea but the group needs to find a benefactor other than the taxpayer. This request needs to be tabled until the vision for Sooke is completed. We, in the farming community need a properly zoned area to allow  chicken swaps, auctions and more farm-related activities which build community spirit and unity. We also need to encourage employment attached to forestry, fishing and mining. We have many opportunities in Sooke and region which need to be cultivated so we can create, through the private sector, meaningful employment, rather than only service industry positions. It is a difficult situation  for councils

letters all over the country. We need strong people to make firm decisions and council’s strategic plan to be fiscally responsible first, needs to be held to. We live in a beautiful area, don’t tax us so much that we have to leave the area or drive miles for employment and not be able to enjoy our families and where we live. Ellen Lewers Sooke

Move RFP forward With the 2013 season upon us, and the district priority planning behind us, I would like to encourage the district to move the Request for Proposal for the boat launch management forward. On March 19, 2013 staff advised the Finance and Administration Committee that the RFP was almost complete, and would be tendered in “at the longest a couple of weeks.” As part of our proposal development,

the South Island Recreation Association will be coordinating a public information and engagement session with the Economic Development Committee meeting at the Prestige on April 18, 7 p.m. We invite everyone with an interest in the boat launch to come out and participate in our community-based proposal. Our vision is a first class venue that will promote sports fishing, salmon enhancement, and community events, and put Sooke on the global stage with a world class resource. We hope to develop a collaborative proposal that will engage and resolve competing interests, address amenity development, and fully fund the promotion and operation of the facility. Inquiries may be directed to info@sookeboatlaunch.com  Terrance Martin Executive Director, SIRA

Dog toilet

appalling Although I’ve lived in Sooke for many years now, today was my first experience at Whiffin Spit Park. I just never made the time to get down there before. What a beautiful chunk of real estate that is... nice views in all directions. The pathway is nice - clean gravel on a level surface. I wanted to stray off the path to the beach areas however... and that’s when I had to re-learn the game of hopscotch, in order to avoid all the dog turds that richly decorate the sides of the pathway for it’s entirety. No size or breed of dog is excluded from representation down at Whiffin Spit it seems. There were Chihuahua sized cigars, medium offerings from the likes of bigger spaniels,etc., and one particular set of five or six fatties that must have come from a Saint Bernard, judging by the overall beam and length of the individual set members. Nice landscape down there, but it’s one big dog toilet, unfortunately. Is there another really nice waterfront

park in Sooke where people can go that isn’t caked in dog mud? Garnet Saunders Sooke

Live within our means Open letter to mayor and council: I will be unable to attend your meeting on Monday, having planned to attend and speak to financial responsibility. It has been seven years since my having retired to Sooke, over this period my property taxes have increased six times. During this period, several 100 homes have been built and the population growth had been near 2,000. If bigger growth means better, why is it necessary to increase taxation in the face of such growth and with this as an example when would increases ever end? Why are the combined efforts of a mayor, council, accountant and staff collectively unable to restrict people to be no more than income. Every day each of us

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CALLING ALL QUILTERS Knox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info.

BABY TALK 2013 Cues: Taking Care of Yourself. CASA building, 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. SEAPARC Free Community Adult Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000. SOOKE HOSPICE SOCIETY Open drop-in for anyone who as lost a loved one, 6669 Goodmere Rd. YOUTH CLINIC Youth Clinic (13-25), 13006660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic, 4-7 p.m. DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES Sooke Dog Club, Tues nights info 250-642-7667.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Ladies Darts 12 p.m. Shuffleboards 6:30 p.m. NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m.

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VITAL VITTLES Free lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. 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 & Megan 8-11 p.m.

April 20

Meat draw 3 p.m. Drop-in jam session 6 p.m.

April 21

April 22 is Earth Day Being an honarary member of this-here planet Earth is a pretty cool thing. You can celebrate by: • Eating locally • Hanging your laundry to dry outside (April 19th is Hanging Out day so go ahead, double dip) • Planting a garden with your child • Having a candle-light dinner (with fire extinguisher of course) • Doing a tech-free home day, where you “unplug” from the Internet for one entire evening and do “face-time by playing an in-person game of cards or cribbage instead. • Hugging a tree and/or stop to smell the roses

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

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April 22

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short mat bowling 1-3 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m. Pool League 7 p.m. ZEN OPEN HOUSE Zen Open House at the Zen Centre, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all. Did you know? Attention all FOODIES, April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day.

April 23

KNITTING CIRCLE Sooke Public Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in, no reg required. 250-642-3022.

April 24

TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 250-6427520.


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 17, 2013 Cont’d from page 10 goes home to where we live within our means, we are all very aware that we must do so. Why, when pooling our efforts and funds as a community, district, does this rule of responsibility and restraint no longer apply? Yes, we the people, would like sidewalks and roundabouts but, may I suggest only as and when we can afford them. To do otherwise is perhaps for some other expediency and is not financially responsible. I would like to pave my driveway and purchase a new vehicle. I cannot and will not do either until I can honestly afford to. If one objective is to put Sooke on the map, may I suggest that as a district, live within our means would most certainly draw notice and attention, provincially and even nationally. With sincere appreciation for your efforts on our behalf. O.B. Whiting Sooke

Arts centre support  I attended the council meeting on Monday, April 8 and was quite impressed with the proposal put forward by Sharon and Patrick Groves in regards to the Sooke Juan de Fuca Centre for the Arts. It’s a brilliant idea and one that just has to come to fruition. The old Mulligan’s Restaurant location is perfect for all the reasons outlined at the meeting: location by a park, lots of usable space, 40 parking spaces, ease of access. And most importantly — need. Sooke (and surrounding areas) have such an abundance of hard working, highly creative individuals who lend their identities to the Sooke area. For any Sooke resident, young or old, to have access to these incredible skill sets through classes, seminars, workshops, and such in one facility would be a huge feather in the cap for the district and would put Sooke on the map as a destination for these activities from all over the world. Sounds like a win-win to me. To accomplish this would require dedication, vision, and lots of elbow grease by volunteers (we are known as the Volunteer Capital of Canada after all) so I’m

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sure the community of Sooke is up to the challenge. Now we just need to get council on side to take this proposal into serious consideration and get the ball rolling. Caryl Wilford Sooke

JPMP is everyone’s park In response to the letter writer, (Another View, April 3), who thinks a bike race track in John Phillips Memorial Park (JPMP) will enhance the community image of Sooke and attract masses of tourists from all over the world. Do you mean like the skateboard park on Throup Road does right now? Impressive and amusing comparison. And, as far as the claim that neither the Sooke Bike Club or any of its supporters ever asked for any money from Sooke taxpayers, the fact is $3,600 (plus GST) was given to the

club to cover their planning costs. An amount the club was not able to raise from its members. To question another point: Why would “naysayers” demand that tax money be given to a project they do not endorse? That statement is complete nonsense. The president of the Sooke Bike Club graciously took this money from Sooke taxpayers and actually described it as a “paltry amount.’ Why should district staff work at getting grant money for the Sooke Bike Club, a private organization? Let the club do their own leg work if they want grant money. As for the reference to numerous businesses, school boards, service groups and various committed individuals, who back this project, it is very strange indeed that none of these supporters have actually ever gone public in their overwhelming and generous endorsements. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, it all comes down to the

financial commitments they must make. Not only construction and maintenance costs, but also to very real possibilities of any future legal and public liability issues. Think long and hard about this foolish endeavour Sooke taxpayers, because there will, be very serious financial consequences for all concerned. If the district’s park planning department is anxious to create awareness and increase usage of the JPMP green space, how about a sign saying, ‘Welcome to JPMP. This park is for everyone’s use and enjoyment. Your suggestions for potential future development would be most appreciated.’ A few parking spaces wouldn’t go amiss either. Significant public consultation and input have been sadly absent from the get-go. To Sooke mayor, council and staffer, let’s apply some serious logic, good common sense, and fiscal responsibility to this proposed bike park before it gets really out of hand. Stuart and Carolyn Katorsky Sooke

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Upcoming Public Meetings Regular Council Meeting Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 9:00 am Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room: - Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Arts and Beautification - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair – 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca WHAT’S NEW AT THE DISTRICTCHECK IT OUT! At www.sooke.ca

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maintain, renovate and decorate your most valuable asset. We are determined to help you have fun doing it at this year’s show and to save you money doing it. Exhibits include the newest and best in home decorating, window systems, heating, energy saving products, decking, landscaping, building techniques, roofing, doors, kitchen cabinets and bathrooms. See dozens of live demonstrations of products from around the world and participate in numerous hands-on demonstrations to make your home fix ups easy. In our

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We invite you to join us, see the latest trends and newest products. The Victoria Spring Home Expo 2013 at the West Shore Parks & Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Hwy.

If it’s spring in Victoria, you know the home and garden projects won’t be far behind.

designer Danisha Drury, and real estate professionals Jason Binab and John Byrne.

Luckily the Victoria Home Expo will host experts in both home and patio design this coming weekend – perfect for anyone about to embark on an indoor or outdoor project this season.

With several sessions scheduled each day of the home show, McGeachy will present two topics, Design Trends and Designing for Resale.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Design Trends 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. – Leanne Johnson, Balcony Bliss! – Putting Together Your Perfect Patio 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Designing For Resale

It’s the show of the year and we hope to see you there! Don Whitman, Show Manager

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If spring has your thoughts turning to the perfect outdoor oasis, a visit to the Victoria Home Show Saturday, April 20 is a must!

Johnson has been fortunate to travel abroad to experience breathtaking gardens in Italy,

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Johnson’s passion focuses on helping others visualize and create their own “Edens” – pulling together all the elements to create the garden or outdoor living space that fits them perfectly.

Just in time for spring planting season, Leanne Johnson, COO of GardenWorks, British Columbia’s largest garden centre company, will join McGeachy at the home show, presenting Balcony Bliss! – Putting Together Your Perfect Patio.

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With design concepts largely inspired by the colours and textures found naturally here on the West Coast, “if it works organically in nature, chances are the palette will also look phenomenal in your own interior space,” she says.

Working in the local home design industry for close to a decade, she currently specializes in kitchen and bathroom design. She has also studied production for the entertainment industry and founded her

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France and the UK. Her favourite garden, however, is her backyard escape in North Vancouver, created with the help of her two teenage sons and husband.

New Media production company, McGeachy Media, currently a co-producer with CHEK of Design District.

With a design philosophy that recognizes that both form and function are essential to every design project, McGeachy believes an interior must not only look beautiful but also work beautifully, so comfort and practicality are as essential as aesthetics.

Headlining the speaker line-up is interior designer and TV host Amy McGeachy, host of Design District, on CHEK TV, a local design program that also features

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Message from the manager On behalf of the show management and more than 700 of British Columbia’s leading home improvement experts, we would like to welcome residents of Greater Victoria to the 26th annual Spring Home Expo 2013. Victoria’s finest show. At Victoria’s premier home improvement event of the year,

Helping you protect the value of your home

GET YOUR MIND IN THE GUTTER! Compare Our Services ✓ New Gutter Installations ✓ Gutter Repair & Replacement ✓ Fascia and Soffit ✓ Residential and Commercial Follow Us

250-885-7409

COME SEE US AT BOOTH 528

Wide Variety of Garage Door Designs to Fit Your Style

• Sales • Service • Repairs • Free Estimates

Proud Carriers of:

Victoria 250-885-5455 www.garagedoordepot.ca gdd-victoria@garagedoordepot.ca

show visitors will experience the newest and the best of everything for your home at one location in three big, action packed days! You will be stimulated, inspired, and entertained for 3 days in 3 big arenas. We know that your home is probably the biggest single purchase you will make in your lifetime. We also understand that your home is more than an investment, it’s where your heart is. Our experts are here to help you make the wise choices about the materials, newest products and construction techniques to

Exhibitors

maintain, renovate and decorate your most valuable asset. We are determined to help you have fun doing it at this year’s show and to save you money doing it. Exhibits include the newest and best in home decorating, window systems, heating, energy saving products, decking, landscaping, building techniques, roofing, doors, kitchen cabinets and bathrooms. See dozens of live demonstrations of products from around the world and participate in numerous hands-on demonstrations to make your home fix ups easy. In our

effort to bring show visitors the newest information and best show entertainment, show visitors will be entertained by a series of seminars in the show theatre. Don’t miss Amy McGeachy of “Design District”.

VERA-DE WINDOWS INC

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Design Trends 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Designing For Resale

We invite you to join us, see the latest trends and newest products. The Victoria Spring Home Expo 2013 at the West Shore Parks & Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Hwy.

If it’s spring in Victoria, you know the home and garden projects won’t be far behind.

designer Danisha Drury, and real estate professionals Jason Binab and John Byrne.

Luckily the Victoria Home Expo will host experts in both home and patio design this coming weekend – perfect for anyone about to embark on an indoor or outdoor project this season.

With several sessions scheduled each day of the home show, McGeachy will present two topics, Design Trends and Designing for Resale.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Design Trends 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. – Leanne Johnson, Balcony Bliss! – Putting Together Your Perfect Patio 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. – Amy McGeachy, Designing For Resale

It’s the show of the year and we hope to see you there! Don Whitman, Show Manager

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“Elvis” to sing gospel music at church concert Pirjo Raits

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Elvis Presley was first and foremost a gospel singer. He grew up in the deep south where gospel music was heard in every church. It was the soul of the south and was the precursor to rock & roll. Elvis won his Grammy awards for his gospel songs which were his roots. Steve Elliott, known for his Elvis Elite show, is bringing Elvis to the Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road, on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. “I performed at the Legion last year and it was a great sell-out,”

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other side of Elvis.” He said the older songs, sung by “Elvis,” have stories and bring back a lot of memories for people. “There was a lot of emotion in those songs for him,” said Elliott. Elvis Presley loved gospel music and would play far into the night at Graceland and stated his voice was a gift from God. Elliott will perform his solo show with backup tracks rather than other musicians. Being Elvis has been a full time career for Elliott for the past eight years, every since he won the Canadian championship contest. He has travelled all across Canada

and the U.S. and most recently to Mexico with Elvis Elite. Born and raised in Nanaimo, Elliott was always artistic, he draws cartoons for community newspapers and came upon singing as an after thought when he walked into a karaoke contest at a local mall. He won a set of Elvis CDs and the rest is history. Gaye Patterson from the Baptist Church is excited about bringing Elvis to the church. They have had bluegrass, blues and folk music at the church but this concert is a first. “I think it will be quite wonderful, it’s the first time for Elvis,” she said.

Sookapalooza favourite releases new CD Johnny Galactic is no stranger in these parts

The band has played everywhere from campfires to clubs, festivals to kitchens, theatres to pubs. Often heard in such places as the 17 Mile House pub’s Sookapalooza, the Tall Tree and Song and Surf Festivals, Johnny Galactic is Jon Reid (vocals/guitar), East Sooke’s Graham Mackenzie (drums) and Aran Puritch (bass). They have forged a music style that is distinct yet dynamic, lyrically engaging, power-pop rhythms, and rock raw energy. Influences have included the Tragically

Hip,  Tom Petty, and Counting Crows. They are on a roll and Johnny Galactic will be releasing their new CD, “Keep Off the Grass,” which includes seven original tracks. “Over the last decade these songs were written through heartbreak, and joy; from the somber dorm rooms in College, to traveling to every continent on the planet, and through life around my home in Victoria, BC. This album has been an adventure in the making,” said Jon Reid. The CD release party, with special guests: husband and wife altcountry duo Bucko and Toad and singer/songwriter Deevin Avairis, takes place on Sunday, April 21, Upstairs Cabaret – 1127 Wharf St. Doors at 9 p.m. -

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Sooke Coffee House heads for West My Friend When we had a recent cancellation of the act we had booked for our April 20 Coffee House, we were scrambling to get an alternative act to perform. It was then we received an email from Jeff Poynter who was looking to bring his band, West My Friend to our Coffee House. We quickly did our research and found out that this group of young Blue Grass musicians were incredible and wasted no time in securing them for this month’s event. West My Friend are Eden Oliver, Adam Bailey, Alex Rempel and Jeff Poynter. Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: wellcrafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences. The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting

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A.G.M. Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society. April 26th, 6-7pm. upstairs at Village Foods CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17,18, 19 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANT SALE 9am to 12 noon Saturday, April 27

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES DISTRIBUTORS REQ. FT/PT by international firm. Excellent income potential. Profitcode.biz

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

SOOKE GARDEN CLUB MEETING Wednesday April 24th 7:30Pm St. Rose of Lima 2191 Townsend Road Newcomers Welcome Speaker:

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SOOKE SENIORS’ BUS Wednesday, April 24 Mattic’s Farm $8.00 Pick-ups 9 am, Hall 9:30 am June 250-642-1521

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DEATHS

DEATHS

SUSAN MARIE BAILEY of Sooke, BC on Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Susan will be sadly missed by her sisters: Janet Ludwig, Aileen & Sylvia Bailey; also her nephews Kailen Levesque, David Ludwig, Sean Ludwig and his wife Whitney and her neice Marissa Benson.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Sooke News Mirror Wed, Apr 17, 2013 PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED CLUXEWE RESORT Mgr. required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy to manage cabins, campground and restaurant. Enquire for job description or apply to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250949-6066 by midnight on April 12, 2013. F/T. Salary commensurate with experience. EPCOR Water Service in Sooke is looking for a full-time temporary Operator for up to 6 months (with possibility of extension). The Operator will be responsible for the operation of the Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sooke Wastewater collection system. For more information and to apply, please visit www.epcor.com/careers, and refer to IR27029. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2013.

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FULL TIME/PART TIME Class 1 or 3 driver with air, required immediately for Port Hardy. Bulk fuel/off road exp. an asset. Clean abstract. Competitive wage package w/benefits. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email jdwork@ketacable.net NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

MEDICAL HEALTH

HEALTH DIRECTOR required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description /apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-949-6066 by midnight on April 30, 2013. P/t (0.7 FTE), salary commensurate with experience.

MAMMOTH LANDSCAPING & Masonry - Have the luxury of masons and horticulturists working together on your project. For consult call Calvin Veenstra - 250-883-7666

MOVING & STORAGE

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PAINTING FINANCIAL SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 DAN KITEL Painting

216-3095 Interior/Exterior Residential & Commercial Specializing in heritage homes

DRYWALL

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OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new condition. Open to offers. Call 306-290-8764.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

RENTALS

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GRANT MANOR Newly renovated suites, Starting at $675 per mo

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SOOKE- TOP floor corner, ocean front 2 bdrm condo. Fresh paint, clean, new kitchen floor. NS/NP. $850 mo. Call Cornelia 250-391-8484.

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CONTRACTORS

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Renovations

Tubs, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks

BC Business License - City Licence - WCB - Liability Insurance Fall Arrest Training & Equipment

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LANGFORD MOBILE home in Seniors Park, upgraded interior, fully furnished, A/C, fenced yrd, shed & workshop. PRICE REDUCED to $35,000. Call 250-590-2450.

WELDING

CONTRACTORS

DRYWALL REPAIRS

GARDENING

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS AFFORDABLE RETREAT in Port Hardy! 3 br, 1 bath, with full addition in Beaver Harbour park, just $39,00! Recent upgrades incl. roof, electrical, counter tops, bath, flooring and more. Owner may carry with min. down. 250-896-2273 for further info.

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE TRUCKLOAD MATTRESS Sale, All sizes, All models ON SALE! Sidney Buy & Sell 9818 4th St. Sidney. sidneybuyandsell.ca

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OF PAINTING

Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby office: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

SOOKE MOVING AND STORAGE Heated indoor storage, self contained, various sizes, 24 hr. security. outdoor storage available. Public access 9-5pm. Mon.- Sat. 2018 Idlemore Rd. 250- 642-6577

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses to support our Pediatric clients for home/school care in the Victoria area. Pediatric experience is an asset, although we do offer client specific training, Trach/Vent courses and other on-going training supports. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you.

CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165 or Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com

Quality with competitive prices for all your home needs. *Lawn & garden *Installation and repairs of decks, fences *Minor plumbing and electric Ticketed in municipal water, sewer w/exp in carpentry & an eye for curb appeal. Senior & new referral discount. One call does it all. 778-679-4724

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

MEDICAL/DENTAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

BRAD’S HOME CARE

1.877.835.6670

WANTED: HOUSE cleaner for two professional persons 3 to 4 hours per week. Bonded preferable. Call 250-642-4906

Call Deano

REAL ESTATE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

*Repairs

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BUSINESS SERVICES

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INSURANCE

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JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

Over 300 Choices

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AFFORDABLE ROOFING

Ed & Faye 250-642-2398

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

Cheap disposal of furniture, appliances, junk and what have you? U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

FLOORING SALE

HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits. THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-camp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers • 980 Operator-Dryland sort • Grader Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

ED’S HAULING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Seniors Discount

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

HOMES WANTED

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COTTAGES 1 & 2 BR Cottages, waterfront, Sooke core, Avail. Now $600/mo. 250-882-6621 1 & 2 BR Cottages, waterfront, Sooke core, Avail. Now $600/mo. 250-882-6621 2 BR Waterfront Cottage. Beautiful water views, N/S, Ref’s Req’d $900/m + utils. . 250-642-2015 COTTAGE AVAILABLE: 6 month term. City Center, $500/m plus utilities. 250-6427985 METCHOSIN- 1 bdrm coach house. Avail June 1 or sooner. $750mo inclds cable, W/D. Utils not incld. NS/NP. Call (250)478-8438.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SPACIOUS 2 bed duplex on acreage, 1.5 baths, 4 new appls, large carport & storage shed, woodstove, newly reno’d $900/m. For interview 250642-6661

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AUTO FINANCING

2 BR, Kemp Lake Rd $500 + utils. 250-642-6963

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SUITES, LOWER 2 BR SUITE, Sunriver,private entrance, walkout patio, fenced backyard, very bright & spacious, 5 appls, all utils. $900/m 250-642-5529

SOOKE: LARGE 2 bdrm + office, insuite laundry, private entry with patio area, close to town core, on bus route, indoor cat ok. N/S, wifi and util’s incld’d. $1050/mo, avail June. 1st. Call 250-664-6893.

SUITES, UPPER 3 BED, 2 Bath, Broom Hill, $1600 inclds, Hydro/water/garbage. Avail Aug. 1st. 250-8883176 BACHELOR PAD available immediately, hydro, wireless internet and cable included. Located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $500 per month. 250-954-9547

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.

TRUCKS & VANS 2010 DODGE Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Black Clear Title 42,420 km $16,700 (905) 6642300 milcorinne69@gmail.com

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SOOKE: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, stunning ocean views, shared laundry, pets cons, $750 mo. Avail May. 1. (778)352-1618.

WANTED: CABIN/cottage. wood heat, minimum electricity, surrounded by nature. Metchosin or East Sooke area. Excellent ref’s. 250-381-6171.

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TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY 2 bed, 1 bathroom suite in old Esquimalt area. Avail. May 1st. $900.00 inclusive. No dogs, 2 references. 250-3807101, 250-642-5307.

SPACIOUS 3 BR and den, upper duplex, large deck, fenced yard, w/d, 4 stainless appl., 2 bathrooms, 1 car garage, 5 min., walk to Whiffin Spit. $1250 + utilities, Sorry no pets.Also 2 BR, 1 bah lower duplex with patio, fenced yard, w/d, 4 stainless appl., 5 min walk to Whiffin Spit $950 + utilities. Sorry no pets. Avail immediately. 250-812-6364

SPACIOUS/CUSTOM 1 bedroom suite above garage. $950/month incl. hydro/wifi/cable & phone, furnished or not, avail. May 1. Perfect for single or couple. Pet okay. 642-7995 day, 642-5078 eve. for pics visit www. vacationrentalssookebc.com

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Garden Club: Beyond parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme To me there’s nothing like fresh herbs. They are healthy, tasty and beautiful. And most of them smell so good! With herbs, scissors and a bit of imagination, it’s easy to jazz up a bland meal, perk up a cold summer drink, or whip up a tasty and unusual dessert. Some herbs make delicious teas, some are known to reduce stress, and some promote freshness in and around the house. Herbs are used medicinally and are a source of essential oils, the foundation of aromatherapy, which is gaining popularity as an alternative/complementary medicine. Although buying fresh-cut herbs at a local store or outdoor market may be an option – the operative word here is ‘may’ – it is generally an expensive one. On the other hand, growing herbs at home in the ground or in containers is easy and has the obvious culinary advantage of providing immediate access to absolutely fresh, organic and super nutritious flavourings. Moreover, it can be a good investment. Many herbs, for example, are hardy perennials, returning year after year with increased resilience. Some, like rosemary and lavender, are small shrubs that add ‘curb appeal’ to landscapes, although they are equally lovely and at home in containers. Herbs tend to be pest free, relatively easy to maintain, tolerant of the inattentive gardener (like me), and easy to harvest. In the garden, herbs can serve as repellents, keeping pests away from crops and people. They also attract beneficial insects, which feed on pests, as well as butterflies and bees, our most important pollinator. In

short, herbs offer a wide array of benefits and demand little in return. They are good for us and for the planet. Lynda Dowling knows a thing or two about herbs. She has been growing them on in

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Metchosin for 30 years. The farm sits on the old goat pasture of property purchased by her grandfather in 1910. When she moved there in 1983, the herbs were already there; the lavender came a few years later.

Lynda is guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Sooke Garden Club. Her presentation will go ‘beyond parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme’ to the how-to of creating herb gardens to suit

specific purposes. Is it to be a medicinal garden, culinary garden, tea garden, craft garden, edible flower garden, children’s garden … or simply a beautiful garden? Particular attention will be paid

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Sooke’s pre-Atom Seahawks up for Peewee Seahawks out hit Raiders to earn shutout win the challenge of growing as a team

Sooke pre-atom Seahawks play a very challenging game against the Saanich Wolverines.

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This Sunday April 14, Sooke’s pre-Atom Seahawks football team squared up against Oak Bay where they faced down Gordon Head. Although they lost this game, the Seahawks played a stronger game than last week. The team has a limited number of players, so there is very little time to rest and recover on the sidelines. For the most part, the players are on for almost the full duration of the game, so they demonstrated excellent stamina. “The boys played a great game, with a better understanding of plays and routines” writes Emily Lock in a game summary. Last week, the pre-Atom Sooke Seahawks faced down the Saanich Wolverines at Copley Park in Saanich, Sunday April 7 at 11:00 a.m. The Wolverines dominated the game, closing with 37:0. If you are interested in enrolling your children in football, visit the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association’s website at http://www.victoriafootball.ca/ and click on the “Spring 2013 Registration” link on the banner. Financial assistance is available through the Canadian Jumpstart program and Kidsport Victoria. Links to these programs are on the victoriafootball.ca website, on their registration page.

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The Sooke Seahawks PeeWee football team earned their first victory of the season with a hard-hitting 14-0 triumph over the Gordon Head Raiders on April 14. The win improves their record to 1-1. The offence was sparked by Matt Holmes who bowled through would-be tacklers for two long touchdown runs in the first half. Andy Abel helped ensure the victory by converting some key third-downs late in the game, while Bailey McMillan moved the chains all day with big catches including one where he simply willed the ball away from two defenders. McMillan also led the charge on defence with a blocked punt and a forced fumble deep in Seahawks’ territory in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout. He was part of a defensive line that, along with Jordan Schutt, Randy Ross, Kyle Berger, Elijah Leversedge, Gabe Christie and Nathan Eldridge owned the trenches and dominated the Raiders’ offence. The few times Gordon Head got away from Sooke’s front four, defensive halfbacks Ethan Agar, Spencer Leslie, Dreyden Lindquist and Nick Pollock kept them from

getting far. And cornerback Tie Boake played outstanding, coming up strong in run support and making an interception in his own end zone late in the game. Kicker Alec McKenzie helped the Seahawks control field position with his deep kick-offs and excellent punts, including a couple from inside his own 10-yard line. McKenzie also went one-for-two on converts. Quarterback Jacob Laliberty played an especially courageous

game one year plus a day after his mom, Christina, lost her battle with cancer. The entire Sooke Seahawks community misses her and knows she was watching and cheering as her son led the team to victory. The Seahawks hope to get a winning streak started when they host Nanaimo April 28 at Westhills Field in Langford. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:15 pm. Submitted by Nathan Lowther

Hikers brave Saturday’s weather

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In spite of the weather, eight avid hikers show up for the monthly hike in Sooke. You can never tell with Sooke weather. Despite pouring rain, eight intrepid hikers turned out for the first of the monthly hikes sponsored by the Juan de Fuca Parks & Recreation Commission guided by the Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society. The hikers were rewarded by brilliant sunshine, spring flowers, vivid mosses and panoramic views. Submitted by Sid Jorna.

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Sooke Atom SeAhAwkS StAre down the Gordon heAd rAiderS

Sooke Atom Seahawks fought hard and came up short. Although we had good kick-returns by Simon Herald #3 and awesome runs by both Owen Cheng and Jared Steele, our O-line didn’t respond well: we failed to score a point and didn’t connect offensively with blocks  or ball-running  against the Gordon Head Raiders. Having said that, we fought hard with Caleb Carrier, Jacob LaMontagne, Miguel Black, and Jacob O-Te’s Riley Stratton; and, Carson Montague had great improvement on blocking. The defence held their own, holding the high scoring Raiders to 18 points while making two big interceptions, by league-leading free safety Ben Power and Thomas Lowerison with his first of the year. Many good tackles by corner-back  L.P. Gagnon, Ben Power, Jared Steele, and Quinn Macdonald. Grayson Hoolaeff wearing #51 saw his first touchdown saving tackle, with more to come! There was also a great

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game-ending tackle by #68 Kieran “take em down” Franklin on the star quarterback from the Raiders!

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Sooke Says

Ever heard of Pickleball? You’re about to. It’s coming to SEAPARC. Pickleball combines badminton, tennis and ping pong. It’s played using a paddle on a court the same size as a doubles badminton court using a net two inches lower than a standard tennis net. The game is played with a hard paddle and a smaller version of a wiffle ball. Not too sure why it’s includes the notion of a Pickle. And we’re still trying to figure out what a wiffle ball is. Stay tuned.

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District of Sooke council approved a modification agreement to two covenant on the property behind Village Foods that is the site for a laundromat and carwash. The covenants had been put in place to require the owners to dedicate, design and construct a road connecting the existing roadway to Lincroft Road. The owners (J.C.B. Holdings) no longer want to create that roadway but are requesting the amendment to build a sevenmetre road dedicated to the District of Sooke along the private property extending east behind Village Food Markets. Councillor Herb Haldane stated, “this was all about trying to appease the neighbourhood issue,” and should be to benefit all Sooke citizens. He said this laneway doesn’t take care of traffic flow. He said he was against this amendment. Hal-

dane wondered if this was a “staff initiative.” Mayor Wendal Milne said he would defend staff on this. He said the road to Lincroft was in the wrong place. Milne also said this amendment was consistent with the longer term transportation plan and this little road would provide some temporary relief. Robert Martin, who has been a strong opponent to the proposed car wash/laundromat, and who owns property directly behind the site, said, “I thought this was a no-brainer.” He supported the amendment stating that the north-south road to Lincroft was in the wrong location according to the district’s transportation plan. He said, if that road was built, headlights would be shining in people’s windows and the road would become a circle route for trucks. Connecting Logan Lane to the future Waterview Street, “saves the neighbourhood.” Other agenda items included the 2013-2014

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Corporate Strategic Plan, the 2013-2017 Five Year Financial Plan and Sooke Marine Rescue vessel. The Corporate Strategic Plan drew some comments from residents and was deferred to the next meeting to take into account comments received at the April 8 meeting. Comments included considering the value of cultural planning; planning for an aging population; a marine life theme for Sooke; supporting business in Sooke through the work of the Chamber of Commerce; diversification of economic development; environmental protection; and the connector road and the need for a economic

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