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All three candidates running for MLA in the Juan de Fuca riding showed up in Sooke for an All Candidates’ Meeting. It wasn’t a debate as such, but rather a forum where each could express their opinions or policies on questions posed by the audience. About 160 people arrived at the Prestige convention centre on May 1 to listen to what incumbent NDP John Horgan, Liberal Kerrie Reay and Green Party candidate Carlos Serra had to say. Moderator David Stocks and emcee Michael Nyikes kept the candidates and the questions to a strict 45-second time frame. John Horgan was first to provide an opening statement and he discounted many of the Liberal party’s statements on jobs, the economy and budgets. He ended his introduction by stating that 2013 is the time to send the Liberals into the opposition. Green Party candidate Carlos Serra, a new face on the local/provincial political scene, said he had a desire to discover the extent that B.C. politics has moved away from sound reason. He said he supported a number of green initiatives including value-added industry, green housing as well as social, environmental and fiscal responsibility. He said his list of initiatives didn’t come from the Green Party

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but from the Sooke Official Community Plan. Liberal Kerrie Reay introduced herself and said she will bring leadership, a strong work ethic and that she believed in a strong economy, fiscal responsibility and a secure tomorrow. Questions put forth by the audience included such diverse topics as; sustainable resources, the export of raw logs; each party’s policy on alternative energy; jobs for youth; GMO foods; teachers’ contracts sand education; services for handicapped and integration of ministry departments; traffic on Hwy. 14; fracking; satellite government offices; salmon farming; preserving the Muir Creek watershed; health care; amalgamation and homelessness. Horgan said there was more involvement and good questions in Sooke than at any of the other all candidates’ meetings he had attended so far. When asked how serious each candidate was about fiscal responsibility Horgan said tax increases would include a one per cent increase in corporate income tax; a minimum tax on banks and increased income tax on individuals earning over $150,000 per year. Reay said the B.C. Liberals are committed to control spending and balancing the budget. She said that a tax on B.C. banks would also mean a tax on credit unions. The Liberals would

also freeze personal income taxes. Serra said the Greens have never had the pleasure of running a debt. To a question in regard to amalgamation, each of the candidates basically stated that it was up to local government, although Serra said the Green Party would not support amalgamation as regionalization or centralization of power is not in the best interests; Horgan said there is an anti-amalgamation sentiment in the community and it is up to council to talk face-to-face. Reay said it is up to local government to engage with the community on amalgamation. Asked how people could trust what the leaders are saying, Reay responded by saying the record for the B.C. Liberals stands. “I think we’ve done a good job growing B.C., we’ve met our platforms and we are planning for the future.” Serra said, “The Green Party would love the opportunity to break its promises.” He said he’s been a politician for less than two weeks and that clarity and truth in politics requires courage. Horgan said he is trying to address cynicism in politics. He was inspired by Tommy Douglas and said that voting for anyone was about who best reflected your values. Voting day is Tuesday, May 14. Advance voting May 8 through Tuesday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” George Jean Nathan On Tuesday, May 14, B.C. residents go to the polls to determine the shape of our political house for the next four years. Let’s ensure there are no bad officials this time around! Here’s the bare-bone basics of what you need to know when it comes to voting in BC. THE NAKED TRUTH Riding: Juan de Fuca General Voting Day: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Time: Between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE TO VOTE All election locations are deemed wheelchair accessible. ON ELECTION DAY Voters can vote at ANY of the general voting locations in their riding. For our readership, these are the main Sooke-to-Port Renfrew voting stations. For oth-

ers, go to the Elections BC website. SEAPARC Leisure Centre, 2168 Phillips Rd., Sooke Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Sheilds Rd., Sooke Otter Point Fire Hall, 3727 Otter Point Rd., Otter Point Shirley Community Hall, 2795 Sheringham Point Rd., Shirley Port Renfrew elementary school, 6633 Deering Rd., Port Renfrew East Sooke Fire Hall, Coppermine Rd., East Sooke. ADVANCED Won’t be here? Easy. Advanced voting can be done from Wednesday, May 8 through to Saturday May 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all of the polling stations. CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order) John Horgan - BC NDP Kerrie Reay - BC Liberal Party Carlos Serra Green Party of BC REGISTERED VOTERS Registered voters are those who have

THE FACTS Election Day: May 14 Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates: Green: Carlos Serra Liberal: Kerrie Reay NDP: John Horgan

actively registered or been enumerated. All registered voters should have received a “Where to Vote” card in the mail. NON-REGISTERED VOTERS If you have not received your card in the mail, and/or you are not registered to vote, you can still vote on the day of the election if you meet the eligibility requirements. ELIGIBILITY In order to vote, you must meet certain criteria. You must: be a Canadian citizen be 18 or older on voting day be a resident of the electoral district

have lived in B.C. for at least six months leading up to the election be registered to vote (or, you can register when you vote) INELIGIBLE You cannot vote if you have been convicted of an indictable offence (i.e., tried in court and found guilty by a judge or jury), AND are in custody. You are also banned from voting if you have been found guilty of committing an election offence (such as vote buying, intimidation, double voting or signing a false statement). IDENTIFICATION YES. You have identification: When you show up to vote, you must bring identification with you. This can be: One document that includes your image, your address and your signature (driver’s license, BC identification card or a BC services card), or A certificate of Indian Status, or Two documents that

Ekoos Vocal Ensemble together show your name, address, and signature, both of which have your name on them. Refer to the BC Elections website for more information if this is your situation: http:// www.elections.bc.ca/ index.php/voting/ NO. You don’t have identification: If you don’t have the required identification, someone who is a registered voter and is a family member or someone with Power of Attorney can vouch for you. Again, if this is your situation and you want to vote, refer to the BC Elections website referenced above.

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Sooke HoSpice iS holding it’s annual plant a Memory event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 9, at people’s Drug Mart, May 10 at Shoppers Drug Mart and May 11 at Home Hardware.

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The driver may have suffered a heart attack leading to this crash.

Andy Carrier was driving alone Rhodonite Drive when he saw a red pickup, with a lawn mower in the back, drive across a lawn at the corner of Tara Road with a driver slumped over the wheel. The truck continued its path across the lawn and to the front of the residence. Carrier tried to get the keys out of the ignition, to no avail. The truck’s

tires were spinning and the vehicle was teetering on an embankment before it headed down through the juniper plantings and crashed into the house, taking out a supporting post on the porch. Carrier immediately called 911 but there was some confusion and time lost as he used his cell phone and did not state where he was calling from. He said he had no idea that when using a cell phone, the 911 call centre will not

know where you are. Sooke Fire Rescue arrived shortly after and Carrier and Fire Chief Steve Sorensen got the man out of the vehicle and Sorensen began CPR on the elderly male driver. Ambulance crews arrived at the scene and applied a defribillator to the the 60 to 70-year-old man before he was transported to Royal Jubilee Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

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Sooke is going quackers at this free family affair Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

Have you seen that big yellow bird waving at cars and pedestrians around town? You know, that big goofy yellow duck. Yes, it’s true, the ducks are at it again, getting ready, set to go, in the amazing Duck Race. The Sooke Harbourside Lions are launching their seventh annual Duck Race on Saturday, May 11. Lucky seven. The event takes place at the Sooke Campground, from 11 a.m. until about 3 p.m., rain or shine. This family-focussed affair has something for everyone including games, a bouncy castle, game-show styled draws, a bal-

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Candidates speak out on issues Each of the three candidates running in the provincial election were asked what the three most important issued are in the Juan de Fuca. John Horgan BC NDP (Incumbent) Having served as the local MLA for two terms, I have an understanding of the range of concerns facing residents of Juan de Fuca. It’s difficult to narrow it down to just three as growing the economy, protecting our environment, and fostering a more caring society are dominant themes. 1. Regional Transportation There has been a serious lack of funding for transportation initiatives in the South Island over the last decade. The BC NDP are committed to creating a Regional Transportation Authority which will find efficient and cost effective ways to move people around the region. We’ll look at implementing a coordinated, multi-modal, regional transportation plan, including getting the E&N railway transporting people and goods, looking at further improvements like the McKenzie intersection and shoulder widening on Highway 14, and reviewing the feasibility of other transportation initiatives like high occupancy lanes. 2. Reducing Inequality B.C. has had the highest child poverty rates in Canada for eight years running and we have unprecedented numbers of seniors, students and families visiting local food banks. The BC NDP is

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taking aim at reducing child poverty through enhancing social service rates and committing $210 million annually to the BC Family Bonus Program that will add $829 annually to low and moderate income families with kids under 18. We also commit to strengthening the Ministry of Children and Families and Community Living BC. 3. Improved Healthcare We have families without primary care physicians, an aging demographic with increasing health care requirements, and individuals with mental health concerns with inadequate support. We must redefine our goals to keep pace with our aging population and refocus our activities on innovation and improvements to care. The B.C. NDP will commit $70 million over three years to enable more seniors and those with disabilities to receive greater community care, we’ll devote $35 million to child and youth mental health services, and look to control health care costs by restoring and expanding programs that reduce the cost of prescription medica-

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said the Liberals are spending $58-million on building a new Belmont secondary school and $36.8-million on Royal Bay as part of the province’s $353 million school capital plan. 3. Transportation. Reay said she rides the bus into work and knows what it is like. Transportation doesn’t just mean Highway 1 or out of Langford, it’s also out of Sooke to town. She would like to see some passing lanes put in on the road from Sooke. Reay also mentioned keeping government at a limit, balanced budgets and reducing the tax burden on British Columbians and investment on infrastructure, highways, hospitals and schools. Carlos Serra, Green Party Carlos Serra was born in Portugal and grew up in the South Okanagan. He graduated with degrees in Philosophy and English Literature. He moved from public education to private when he purchased an English Language School in 2002. Serra has never run for public office and never thought he would. He has a clear

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All the candidates Provincial election candidate, Kerrie Reay, left, Carlos Serra and John Horgan chatted together before the All Candidates meeting on May 1.

Cont’d from page 5 least a few number. The Green Party supports the maintenance of municipal autonomy as we feel that the needs of local residents are best served when the local communities have control over the decisions that affect their daily lives. What is needed is a stronger voice from the local MLA to pressure government to provide financing so that municipalities can maintain their ability to fund their own decisions. 3. Another priority issue remains the commute challenges that many residents face on a daily basis to and from Victoria. The Green Party believes we cannot build our way out of gridlock; instead, much greener

START WITH EXPERT HELP Call today to book an $300off appointment for a custom PURCHASE OF OVER $3,000 design and receive... transportation options need to be considered to reduce highway congestion. We are looking at recent studies that consider the feasibility of a passenger ferry from Royal Bay to the Inner Harbour. The study had a much larger than expected number of respondents, testifying to the importance local residents view the issue of transportation. I have spoken already to the Car Share Coop of Victoria to discuss the possibilities of new ride share programs. We would expand HOV travel, and investigate the feasibility of light rail options. These and other challenges are not unique for municipalities, but what is unique

in B.C. is the Juan de Fuca’s rapid growth that would allow for the integration of green technologies that would not only address the area’s immediate

challenges, but do so in a way that respects the long term needs of residents.

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“Sooke Lock-Up” was the title of a 1946 notice to contractors advertised in the Daily Colonist, inviting tenders to the Minister of Public Works by noon September 9, 1946. Real estate transaction records from the estate of Alfred Carmichael show that Lot 7, Block 1, Plan 5855, at the corner of Sooke Road and Drennan, had been purchased that year for $400.00 from the holdings of Arthur MacFarlane. The successful (and only) tender was McKinty and Sons of Victoria, who submitted a bid of $19,100. Additional accounts indicate the cost rose to $25,000. First occupant in 1948 was Constable Allan Quinn of the BC

Provincial Police who had initially arrived in April 1943, the first resident officer-in-charge to serve Sooke. He had occupied various rental accommodations prior to the new structure which included a police office, courtroom, two cells, and six rooms for use by the officer’s family. His wife and daughters Winona and Brenda-Jean shared this new home with him. Officers-in-charge who came after Quinn, up until the new Sooke detachment was built on Church Road in 1993, were Cst. Matheson, Cst. Humphreys, Cst. Knight, Cst. Eastman, Corp. Dempsey, Corp. McKay, Sgt. Troiano, Sgt. Rehman, Sgt. Miller, Sgt. Fer-

guson, Sgt. Baker, Sgt .Johnston and Sgt. Watson. While each of these men made their mark on the community’s history, one of the longest serving was Lew Dempsey, who had joined the BC Provincial Police in 1949 changing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when the takeover came in 1950. When the Dempseys arrived in 1961 Lew was a Corporal, the lone officer from Port Renfrew to Colwood, his duties extending into 24 hours a day. In those days the officer’s wife often acted as staff (unpaid) as well. I can recall Lew’s wife Ioline saying that when Lew was detained out on police business

through the night, she could not relax and go to bed, so she lay with a blanket on the kitchen floor waiting for him to come back safely. While the Dempseys were here, the detachment expanded to three members and when Lew left for his new position, he was a sergeant. By the time the new Church Road RCMP detachment was opened in 1993 the complement had increased to 11 officers and two office staff. Still with us in Sooke today is Jean Kellner who ran the office and mothered the men from 1974 to her retirement in 1995. In recent years this building has been a private residence and a B & B.

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Is this the time for change? It’s that time again, May 14 to be exact, when we will all be putting our “X” on the ballot for the political candidate of our choice. In the Juan de Fuca, we have three hopefuls; incumbent John Horgan, and two newbies, Kerrie Reay for the Liberals and Carlos Serra for the Greens. At the All Candidates’ meeting it became evident how experienced one candidate was and how the exact opposite was true for the other two. To serve as an MLA is no small feat. It takes years to understand the real issues and to have knowledgeable opinions on them. It’s a complex business Is it time for and, while our hats go off to people who choose to serve a change? the public, one was evidently Probably, in over their head. The other fresh face was well-spoken but... and at least had a sense of humour given his entire twoweek political career. The talk about the office is what kind of government we are likely to have after the election. The sense is that we may have a minority Liberal government with a strong showing for the NDP and a sprinkling of seats for the Green Party. A complete overthrow of the present government is still highly likely, but when it comes time for people to actually consider who the Premier will be, they may have second thoughts about where they put their “X.” People are still more likely to go with the “devil they know.” What needs to be considered is the reputation of the leaders of each party. They are still the mouthpieces and they set the tone. Is it time for a change? Probably, but the answer may not be just about the party, it should also be about the leaders. If the NDP fails to win or the Liberals lose, they will have to regroup. Good luck to each of the candidates.

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FEATURE LETTER

Tourism poorly served by council Reflections from one of the larger tourism company in Sooke: the Sooke Harbour House and from coowner Frederique Philip and Director of SRTA (Sooke Tourism Association) and large commercial taxpayer after attending District of Sooke council on April 22, 2013: “In the name of accountability, transparency and for the good of the community and the tax payers, always think of the taxpayers! Four councillors R. Kasper, B. Berger, H. Haldane and K. Reay decided to not give funding to the Sooke Region Tourism Association. This not only means that the association will not receive $20.000+ but will not as a consequence receive additional funds from Tourism Vancouver Island (matching funds) and Tourism BC. The ripple effect is a large amount of money to promote economic development in Sooke has been withdrawn in one quick brush stroke. The reason was the association didn’t provide the proper financial information, the association’s treasurer thought it did. Who should we believe? Earlier we heard Haldane commiserate on the sad economic situation in Sooke with nobody building anything (the number of building permits issued have decreased drastically even in Langford where they are 50 per cent down from the year before, that was not a great year either), young people finding work elsewhere (Alberta) than Sooke, etc., in one word a real deep recession in our little town. We will see more stores (the few that we have) close. Sooke is a bedroom community and what the Sooke Tourism Association does supporting all tourism busi-

nesses that employ a large amount of Sooke residents (Sooke Harbour House employs 60 people that live in Sooke) and help promote tourism, has been shut down. Congratulations on your decision councillors. So in their great ‘economic wisdom,’ these councillors cut funding to an association that has tried to make Sooke a better-known tourist destination. We have to compete with places like Tofino, Ucluelet, Cowichan (that by the way receive great support from their municipalities) and now Sooke is left behind. Talking about transparency and accountability is always easy, really doing it is another story. If we dig a little bit we will find that there is no such thing as transparency and maybe even less accountability among our District of Sooke. Municipal accounting is very easily confusing. It doesn’t bother this municipality to have given $1.5-million to the Prestige Best Western - a private corporation- for the use over five years of 12 days per month of conference space to non-profit organizations. It means that from April 2011 when the hotel and conference opened to now that is 288 days that were paid for with our tax dollars... were they used 288 times? Hardly, and most non-profit organizations or groups that are usually small have always met at the Sooke Harbour House at no cost. How many big conferences we have had in the last two years that benefited a free conference room? (Only the room as they have to pay for food and alcohol at not so low prices). When these conferences take place we, the taxpayers, have to suffer cars parked on the side of Sooke Road making it

very dangerous to bicycle or walk or for fishermen to go fishing and find parking for their trailers and trucks. It doesn’t bother the municipality to have lost the Subaru Triathlon. Are they doing anything to continue the work that was done with Communities in Bloom? The big word beautification of downtown Sooke, when is this going to happen? The roundabout not before the winter of 2014. This evening, (April 22) I left the council chamber very upset as it is not the first time that I witness the very bad decisions taken by our councillors. There seem to be a very private, personal agenda against our association SRTA. Maybe we need to add Prestige Best Western to the name of SRTA and we will receive a very positive reaction, I know I am being facetious but really? I have never felt great support from the municipality for our hotel restaurant... I still remember what we had to go through for our parking - I have 77 parking stalls by the way, the new hotel was required only 101. On a final note, I enjoy reading on page 98 under 2013-2014 Corporate Strategic Plan: Strategic Priority #3: Economic Revitalization “The District will strive towards developing appropriate mechanisms to facilitate and promote longterm community economic prosperity and resiliency.” Really? We are the ones, we business owners, that need to have resiliency when we have to deal with this type of actions. Frederique Philip Sooke


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We asked: How is your vote determined?

Past performance, trying to figure out which one is not the biggest liar. It’s a dilemma.

At this point for me it’s more about the economy and their platforms around plans for creating work opportunities. Everything flows from that.

My vote is influenced by my feelings, logic, reason and intuition.

Don Tahouney Sooke

Kristina von Ilberg Sooke

Sherry Thompson Sooke

Broom Hill park alternative

Just sitting here pondering why so many people want to change John Phillips Memorial Park. Most advertisers, world wide, offer brochures of beautiful picturesque scenery of recreational gold courses. I fell in love with Sooke driving down Otter Point Road, with an amazing green sloping golf course, and a pond with geese, My wonderful vision of a sloping golf course didn’t last long. How sad it is now to drive down Otter Point Road and see only half of what we used to have. What’s done is done. Now, if I understand correctly, the remaining half is to be turned into bike park. I’m at a loss, when we already have a wonderful and active bike park at the top of Blanchard on Broom Hill less than two kms. away. Some very dedicated and hard working people have built many creative jumps and bridges on almost any path you take. Another option is to give the bike people Broom Hill Park. Not too many people know about this park as it has a great many trees. If the bike club is willing to take down the trees and clean it up, they could use the lumber for jumps and bridges and JPMP could be left untouched, until next time someone has a

Through the campaigns and ads, and through discussion with friends and family.

LETTERS plan. Just another thought, if the bike club does not accept this proposal, of using Broom Hill Park, then possibly throw a fence around it and call it an off-leash dog park. V. Anderson Sooke

extremely healthy to disagree and share our differences of opinions. After all great ideas often come from great debate. Bev Berger Sooke

Senior’s Responding centre to Mrs. needed To our mayor Lewers council members:

First and foremost, I would like to clarify that I am not a member of the land use committee, the councillors are Kevin Pearson, Herb Haldane and Maja Tait. Secondly, I understand your point of view however; I respectfully disagree. I truly believe that we need experienced people on our district committees, for example if we were to create a committee with regards to farming, and or farmland, you would be the first person that I would want on that committee. The land use committee is made up of people who are experienced, these people understand the zoning, the bylaws, and most importantly they have experience with our application process. The two public members are, comprised of: a planner, and a local builder. In conclusion it’s

and

I am a pensioner with memberships in the O.A.P. and the drop-in centre. As of June, we must vacate the firehall where we’ve been for 30 months, and no place to go. It’s time we had a place of our own for all the seniors of Sooke. Many seniors in Sooke like to play bingo and attend the lunches. It’s their only way to get together with friends and enjoy time out. We are asking you to seriously consider helping us to get our own place. You could do this because as of June we will be homeless. Do you really want this for our seniors who spend so many hours shut in? N. Cooke Sooke

Taking exception Re: Feature Letter, Sooke News Mirror, May

1, 2013, “Land use committee gone rogue?” I was surprised that you would print such a defamatory missive as that captioned above. The writer purports impropriety on the part of certain members of the Land Use and Environment Committee, The LUEC was struck by the mayor and council to afford citizens an informal medium to present and discuss ideas or issues concerning property. As an interested member of the community and at the call of council, I volunteered and sit as an alternate from the public from time to time. The writer suggests that a developer sitting on the committee, “who may have pecuniary interest in development property, makes a motion to reduce amenity costs to developers” ascribes to a benefit or financial gain to himself or his associates. I have no property from which such a benefit could be derived. I have paid over a million dollars in fees, charges and DCCs to the district. I contributed $70,000 to seed the Sooke District Affordable Housing Fund. I have built and donated parks and trails, constructed sidewalks and roadways, and installed street lights for public safety. I have never asked for an amenity

Feature listing

Jessica Watkins Sooke

exemption and I have no regrets. I believe the writer should review her facts and at the very least, apologize to those who volunteer their time and energy to Sooke. Adrian Cownden Sooke

Shame on you To the dog owners who use Fred Milne Park. I would like to address the people who don’t pick yup after their dog. If you are one of these people, shame on you. Just because your dog poops by the fence is no reason to leave it. When I come along with the weed eater and do not see the pile, I hit it and get covered in poop and it stinks. Also, there are some of you who choose not to put your dog poop in a bag before you put it in the trash. Doing so makes the trash cans stink and nobody want to use them, making my job harder. A ticked off custodian.

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Steps to Beach - $144,900 Enjoy the security of owning your own home. One bedroom suite with fireplace, ensuite laundry and Balcony. Top floor home in a quiet, well managed building. Rentals OK. Vendor will assist qualified Buyer.


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Cont’d from page 9 Sarah Ferrier Sooke

Living with decisions The parking at the Best Western will not change any time soon. The last council agreed to a development permit and now we all have to live with the outcome. The new boat launch has very limited parking but remember one thing, all taxpayers paid for this site, therefore parking is for everyone on a firstcome basis. One solution for parking is for the taxpayers to purchase more land which I am not in favour of. So the best solution I can see is for neighbours to sell overflow parking when big events occur. They did it at the PNE for years. Let’s work together to make the best of this situation.         As for Mrs. Lewers comments last week I can tell you this. I agree to donate my time and expertise and sit on an advisory board that helps mitigate problems with zoning and development issues. This is one of a half dozen committees I sit on to deal with local issues on my own time. If I make any decisions at all they are bound to annoy someone and I make no apology for being part of this process. Ellen sits on the Board of Variance and should remember her duty to be impartial. People count on you see all sides of an issue

LETTERS

and your statutory duty requires it. Herb Haldane Sooke

Council should listen Thank you Bev for responding. First of all because I farm and also have been involved in many other businesses, too numerous to put here, I also understand the land use, even more so, as I greatly, respect the land and how we use it. I am concerned though, that council, went ahead and passed an amenity bylaw, without looking at the ramifications of the cost reduction and the amenity bylaw. Your planner advised that you should look at the cost to the taxpayer, but council , did not heed his advice. At the land use meeting of which I spoke, there were two developers, Herb, who is a developer/builder, and the chair asked Randy to clarify the bylaw put forward, while the planner was still at the podium making his presentation, instead of asking the planner his opinion. I agree we should all be allowed to voice our opinions and I would never stop free speech. I would hope that in future all council members and land use mem-

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explored too. Ellen Lewers

bers would counsel with staff any concerns they have  and then listen to the public, and the public should include builders and developers, but not on the voting and motion side of the table. This community belongs to us all and staff should have the expertise to guide the committee. I would hope that if there was a committee on farming you would include other members of the public as  they too are affected. Every bylaw affects everyone in someway, which I know sitting on the Board of Variance since incorporation and there are financial implications, which need to be

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Groups shown disrespect I too call for respect‌ and people need to know that passion can be worthy.  What a boring place it would be if no one ever cared enough to let their heart speak.  Frederique Philip is another magnificent product of many years in Sooke.  An Elder.  She never asks for anything lame or without care of consequence. She really cares.  Most of us know how much energy Sooke Harbour House, Frederique Philip and  Sinclair Philip have

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

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

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Cont’d from page 10 devoted to clean, moral living with focus on “primarily localized” commercial, rural and artistic integration. The changes to our 2013 Grants Policy have eliminated a number of proper length and comfortable discussions on how to get what is needed and wanted into an open door forum whose timed is metered. To clarify, flexibility need be given to the Class “C” grant applicants in timings of submissions as whole pieces or hopefully initiating items as such with approval numbers relative to an understanding that service of said applicant is wanted to be given.  In other words. If the district wants these applicants, grant application offered services.   Businesses are economically lined up in our society to be responsible for close to 80 per cent of our municipal income and are charged much more than farm or residential. Happy thriving and vibrant commercial areas are what draws customers and provides residents with access to local shopping and business interconnectivity.  Members of the public are always entitled to their opinions on things.  As am I, and in this case, I find it totally improper for an acclamation of vitriol and bad manners to be followed with an statement of accusation of harm to the involved parties and an officious sounding request for Frederique to resign her positions.  Her caring so much just makes me want to sit down and chat with her for hours. I’m even becom-

ing inclined to interacting more with the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and Sooke Region Tourism Authority. Sooke Moon Community Wellness Society is a member of the chamber. Something happened recently involving Level “C” Grant applicants. The chamber and SRTA have been disrespected and in so doing, disrespecting commerce and wellness in the District of Sooke.  Sifu Moonfist Sooke

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Explain why natural beaches are important for today and the future. Together with the Sooke News Mirror, the Sooke Region Museum is pleased to be able to offer an essay competition open to Sooke region students, including home schooled youngsters as well as pupils at Ecole Poirier, John Muir, Port Renfrew, Saseenos, Sooke, Journey and Edward Milne community schools. Public spirited organizations have come up with funding to award cash prizes. The Sooke Lions are offering prizes to the elementary school grades, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 is making the awards to Journey middle school, and Sooke Community Association to Edward Milne community school. Winning entries will be printed in the Sooke News Mirror. Entry forms may be clipped from this newspaper, picked up at the Sooke News Mirror office, or at the Sooke Region Museum. Deadline for entries: Friday, May 31. Awards presentation: Sunday, June 23, at the museum’s Annual Open House

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Come in Every Wednesday for our

Secret Super Saver Specials” in all departments

Stock Up Your Pantry

Fresh For Your Family

GROCERY SAVINGS

BUTCHER’S BLOCK

1L

2

Pork Chops 6.59 kg

Rib Pork Roast

Pork Loin Cutlets

2 3 Round Round 99 99 Steak Roast 3 3 Turkey Thick Cut Bacon 499 Franks 399 Angus Beef Burgers 899 Steak 449 lb

6.59 kg ................................

Carnation

General Mills Presweetened

350 g

1L

260 g

750 g

3 Varieties, 330 - 365 g

lb

8.80 kg ..................................

lb

Butterball

Fletcher Regular or

ea

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

Homestyle

ea

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

Tenderized

ea

852 g ..................................

ealb

9.90 kg .................................

Treats from the

Grey Cod

1

69

per 100g

Canadian

Lobster Tails 4-5 oz.

5

99 ea

Fresh

Hand Peeled Shrimp

2

99

per 100g

5

3

3

Betty Crocker Super Moist

Powerade

Pam Natural

796 ml

432 g

710 ml

170 g

4

2/ 00

9

Pepsi Cola

Maxwell House

Ground Coffee

9

99

Kraft

500 ml.........................

3

79

Jell-O

Jelly Powders 85 g .........................

Chips or Salsa

200 g ..........................

Various Weights ....

5

99

Taco Kits 2 Varieties, 275 - 379 g ..........

Heinz Balsamic

7

2/ 00

HP

400 ml.........................

5

69

+ dep

Heinz Upside Down

680 g ..........................

2

Silver Hills

Blend Beverage Flax Bread

99

¢

+ dep

900 ml......................

Unico

615 g ..........................

375 ml.........................

Oroweat

200 ml......................

Texana

540 ml.........................

1

Heinz

5

Christie

1.5 kg ..........................

Purina Beneful

Vinegar Ketchup Jasmine Thai Tomato Sauce Stoned Wheat Thin Dog Food 99 Rice 49 ¢ Crackers 49

3

2 kg .............................

5

398 ml......................

89

600 g ..........................

3

1.6 - 1.8 kg ..................

2.03 L ..........................

Foil 99 Wrap

4

12’ x 50’ ......................

4’s ........................

Knorr

Prego

120-150 g

425 - 505 g

284 ml

645 ml

99

¢

3

99

389

Bathroom 99 Tissue 2/ 00

Moneys Pieces or Stems

Cereal

4

Charmin Double Roll

5

Mushrooms

89

¢

AD PRICES IN EFFECT MARCH 8 THRU MARCH 14, 2013

4

Pasta Sauce

5

Taylor Farm

Romaine lettuce

2/ 00

79

¢ ea

89

¢

79

lb

1.74 kg

ea

10 lb bag

California

Mexican

5

2/ 00

ea

Organic

Honeydew Green Red Melon Cabbage Chard

79 79 49 ¢

99

¢

Russet Potatoes

Artichoke

¢

Yams

12 oz. ....................................

California

Green Peppers

California

Garden Salad Mix

Washington

California Large

1.74 kg

Alcan Aluminum

General Mills Oatmeal Crisp

Pasta N Sauce

4

Liquid Laundry ¢ Detergent 99

99

Friskies Chefs Blend

6’s ........................

709 ml..................

Arm & Hammer

Pitted Black 99 Olives

Beans or Chick English Muffins Cat Food 99 Peas 19 2/ 00

3

1

California

.........................................

Dishwashing 39 Detergent 2/ 00

Unico Whole or Sliced

2

89

Dawn or Ivory Ultra

Canadian Rye Prepared 2/ 00 Bread 79 Mustard

6

3

5/ 00

Dempsters

V-8 Splash

Steak ¢ Sauce

69

Tostitos Tortilla

Instant Coffee El Paso

Pure Jam

+ dep

Cooking Spray

Sports Drink

1

3/ 99

All Varieties

12 x 355 ml

Maxwell House

925 g ..........................

Cake Mix

lb

99

99

Habitant Ready To Serve

750 ml.........................

SEA

4

69

Cereal

Coffee Mate

2/ 00

99

Soup

lb

8.80 kg ...............................

Tortilla Chips

Sunflower Oil

¢

+ dep

Arriba Flavoured

99

8.80 kg ................................

+ dep

Becel

Grade AAA Beef Outside

Grade AAA Beef Outside

1

69

1.52 kg

Peek Freans

2

Boneless

99

1L

5

lb

99

Golden Delicious Apples

Except Blue Label

5/ 00 Cookies

Boneless

X-Fancy Red or

Blended Juice

Coca Cola

99

PRODUCE

Sunrype Pure or

All Varieties

Boneless Centre Cut Loin

5-A-Day for Optimum Health

1.74 kg

lb

¢

1.08 kg

lb

4

¢ 2/ 00

lb

ORGANIC CORNER Organic Medium

Organic

Earthbound

1.08 kg

5 oz.

Red Herb Onion Salad Chard 2/ 00 2/ 00 2/ 00 4 5 3 lb bag

6


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• 15

Come in Every Wednesday for our

Secret Super Saver Specials” in all departments

Stock Up Your Pantry

Fresh For Your Family

GROCERY SAVINGS

BUTCHER’S BLOCK

1L

2

Pork Chops 6.59 kg

Rib Pork Roast

Pork Loin Cutlets

2 3 Round Round 99 99 Steak Roast 3 3 Turkey Thick Cut Bacon 499 Franks 399 Angus Beef Burgers 899 Steak 449 lb

6.59 kg ................................

Carnation

General Mills Presweetened

350 g

1L

260 g

750 g

3 Varieties, 330 - 365 g

lb

8.80 kg ..................................

lb

Butterball

Fletcher Regular or

ea

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

Homestyle

ea

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

Tenderized

ea

852 g ..................................

ealb

9.90 kg .................................

Treats from the

Grey Cod

1

69

per 100g

Canadian

Lobster Tails 4-5 oz.

5

99 ea

Fresh

Hand Peeled Shrimp

2

99

per 100g

5

3

3

Betty Crocker Super Moist

Powerade

Pam Natural

796 ml

432 g

710 ml

170 g

4

2/ 00

9

Pepsi Cola

Maxwell House

Ground Coffee

9

99

Kraft

500 ml.........................

3

79

Jell-O

Jelly Powders 85 g .........................

Chips or Salsa

200 g ..........................

Various Weights ....

5

99

Taco Kits 2 Varieties, 275 - 379 g ..........

Heinz Balsamic

7

2/ 00

HP

400 ml.........................

5

69

+ dep

Heinz Upside Down

680 g ..........................

2

Silver Hills

Blend Beverage Flax Bread

99

¢

+ dep

900 ml......................

Unico

615 g ..........................

375 ml.........................

Oroweat

200 ml......................

Texana

540 ml.........................

1

Heinz

5

Christie

1.5 kg ..........................

Purina Beneful

Vinegar Ketchup Jasmine Thai Tomato Sauce Stoned Wheat Thin Dog Food 99 Rice 49 ¢ Crackers 49

3

2 kg .............................

5

398 ml......................

89

600 g ..........................

3

1.6 - 1.8 kg ..................

2.03 L ..........................

Foil 99 Wrap

4

12’ x 50’ ......................

4’s ........................

Knorr

Prego

120-150 g

425 - 505 g

284 ml

645 ml

99

¢

3

99

389

Bathroom 99 Tissue 2/ 00

Moneys Pieces or Stems

Cereal

4

Charmin Double Roll

5

Mushrooms

89

¢

AD PRICES IN EFFECT MARCH 8 THRU MARCH 14, 2013

4

Pasta Sauce

5

Taylor Farm

Romaine lettuce

2/ 00

79

¢ ea

89

¢

79

lb

1.74 kg

ea

10 lb bag

California

Mexican

5

2/ 00

ea

Organic

Honeydew Green Red Melon Cabbage Chard

79 79 49 ¢

99

¢

Russet Potatoes

Artichoke

¢

Yams

12 oz. ....................................

California

Green Peppers

California

Garden Salad Mix

Washington

California Large

1.74 kg

Alcan Aluminum

General Mills Oatmeal Crisp

Pasta N Sauce

4

Liquid Laundry ¢ Detergent 99

99

Friskies Chefs Blend

6’s ........................

709 ml..................

Arm & Hammer

Pitted Black 99 Olives

Beans or Chick English Muffins Cat Food 99 Peas 19 2/ 00

3

1

California

.........................................

Dishwashing 39 Detergent 2/ 00

Unico Whole or Sliced

2

89

Dawn or Ivory Ultra

Canadian Rye Prepared 2/ 00 Bread 79 Mustard

6

3

5/ 00

Dempsters

V-8 Splash

Steak ¢ Sauce

69

Tostitos Tortilla

Instant Coffee El Paso

Pure Jam

+ dep

Cooking Spray

Sports Drink

1

3/ 99

All Varieties

12 x 355 ml

Maxwell House

925 g ..........................

Cake Mix

lb

99

99

Habitant Ready To Serve

750 ml.........................

SEA

4

69

Cereal

Coffee Mate

2/ 00

99

Soup

lb

8.80 kg ...............................

Tortilla Chips

Sunflower Oil

¢

+ dep

Arriba Flavoured

99

8.80 kg ................................

+ dep

Becel

Grade AAA Beef Outside

Grade AAA Beef Outside

1

69

1.52 kg

Peek Freans

2

Boneless

99

1L

5

lb

99

Golden Delicious Apples

Except Blue Label

5/ 00 Cookies

Boneless

X-Fancy Red or

Blended Juice

Coca Cola

99

PRODUCE

Sunrype Pure or

All Varieties

Boneless Centre Cut Loin

5-A-Day for Optimum Health

1.74 kg

lb

¢

1.08 kg

lb

4

¢ 2/ 00

lb

ORGANIC CORNER Organic Medium

Organic

Earthbound

1.08 kg

5 oz.

Red Herb Onion Salad Chard 2/ 00 2/ 00 2/ 00 4 5 3 lb bag

6


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Healthy Choices In Our

Sauerkraut

DELI

3

DAIRY

59

796 ml

Garlic Coil

..........................

500 g

Island Farms

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

per 100g

Parkay Soft or 1/4’s

Assorted Flavours

Corned Beef

1

59

Wild Rice

Salad

with Blueberries

100 g

Kraft Philadelphia

Cream Cheese

per 100g

...................................

3

250 g

per 100g

...................................

Cottage Cheese

299 18% Table 79 Cream 2 Margarine 99 2 49 Cheez 49 Whiz 5

ea

89¢ 09 1 09 1

Hummus

Island Farms

Remember Your Calcium

1.28 - 1.36 kg .............

Kraft

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

For Your Healthy Lifestyle

BULK

NATURAL FOODS Wolfgang Puck

1 2/ 00 5 29 3

Gourmet Soups

79

398 ml.....................

Amy’s Refried or

Rice Dream, Coconut Dream or

Oat Dream 946 ml

1

69

Baked Beans

398 ml...........

Coco Libre Organic

Coconut Water

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

+ dep

Quality and Convenience

899 99 3 99 4

Vegetarian Sausages 368 - 454 g .............

Solo Fruit No Sugar Added

Sorbets

500 ml.....................

Chocolate Malt Balls

129 100 g

Organic Bread 680 g

99 Cashew Butts199 ¢ Fruit Mix 99

..........................................

100 g

............................................

100 g

5

2/ 00

Premium

Carrot Cake Square

Baked Fresh Daily

BAKERY

4 69 3 229 39 2 49 8”

Mini Apple Strudels

750 g ............................

6’s ..............................

Naleway

Panini Buns

Perogies

229 99 4

1 kg ..............................

Island Farms Denali or Country Cream

Ice Cream

1.65 L .........................

100 g

.............................................

Gold Rush

4/ 00

¢

Yogurt Pretzels

Island Bakery

334 - 360 g

250 ml

We reserve the right to limit quantities

Field Roast

379 Hash Brown Potatoes 179

Orange Juice

772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

454 g ......................

Thin Crust Pizza

Kent

LANGFORD

Coconut Oil

McCain Ultra

FROZEN

5

Maison Orphee

Cheese Scones 6’s

2

99

Your Community Food Store Locally owned and operated since 1974

AD PRICES IN EFFECT MAY 8 THRU MAY 14, 2013

6’s ..............................

Multigrain Bread 454 g .........................

SOOKE

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This spring, EKOOS presents a variety of music we hope will appeal to many tastes. The featured works include five liturgical motets by Healey Willan, who composed more than 800 works and has been called “The Dean of Canadian Composers.” Despite his reputation for serious religious music, Willan described his own roots to be “English by birth, Canadian by adoption, Irish by heritage, and Scotch by absorption.” Our program also celebrates the artistic achievements of two women composers, Sulpitia Cesis and Jean Coulthard. Sister Cesis was a nun at the St. Geminiano convent in Modena, Italy during the Renaissance. The two works by Sr. Cesis were written for and will be performed by women’s voices. “It’s a joy and a privilege to sing her ‘Stabat Mater’ and try to imagine how it might have sounded on the steps of her convent back in the early 1600’s,” said alto Sheila Whincup. The second woman composer featured in our program is Jean Coulthard, a celebrated Canadian composer who died in 2000. Ekoos will perform one of her early works entitled “Threnody” -- a lament or song of mourning. Ekoos has also continued our exploration of Eastern Orthodox liturgical music.

“This time I just used my smart phone to record Svetlana, Margriet, Alice and an Italian colleague reading out the various lyrics, and then emailed the mp3 files to everyone,” added alto Dianne Copeland. Rounding out the program are some exciting new arrangements by conductor Peter Dent. “Peter’s jazzy arrangements are somewhat new for us. We were daunted at first by the complex and unfamiliar chords, but supported by his

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encouragement and unfailing good humour, we feel we’re gradually achieving the harmonies he envisioned,” commented some choir members. The Pothole Pipers are guest artists. The recorder group will perform several pieces from their repertoire. Performances:Sooke on May 11, 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, 1962 Murray Road. May 12, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 4733 West Saanich Road, Victoria. Tickets are $12, and available at the door.

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Time for rhubarb pudding Farmhouse Recipes The rhubarb is ready and always a treat in the prairies as it is the very first food out of the ground, followed by asparagus.

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Oatmeal Rhubarb pudding 1 1/2 lbs. rhubarb, more or less depending on your pan size 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 c. shortening 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. milk 1/2 c. rolled oats 1/2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt Wash and chop rhu-

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in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their antidevelopment attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glenn Clark’s 1996-1999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Premier Clark’s former Chief of staff lead-

ing the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the US government, allowing BC taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not.The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and ill thought out policies. And while there is a nat-

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Sooke and JDF Emergency Preparedness Open House The Sooke and JDF Emergency Preparedness Open House will be held on Wednesday May 22nd in the District of Sooke Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.  Focus of the evening will be information on the new CRD Tsunami Modeling study for the region as well as tips on preparing your home for the upcoming wildfire season.

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The fine art of motorcycling and practicing safe intersections

Britt Santowski THROTTLE THERAPY britt@imallowed.com

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pring has transformed into summer a bit earlier than usual this year. And as the sun gloriously shines down on our full-faced helmets, bikers flock to the streets in great numbers. This is also the time of year where bikers spend exhaustive hours education anyone who will listen to them about the rules of the road. So listen up. This week’s column looks at the basics of traffic-light controlled intersection etiquette

Stopping

A yellow light means … slow down and get ready to stop. As a recent accident in Surrey demonstrates, running a red can have catastrophic results. To state the obvious, motorcycles are smaller than vehicles, and consequently, a biker with a car on their tailgate might feel pushed to run a yellow. Yes, there are legiti-

mate times to run a yellow. For example, if it’s a “young” yellow (just turned) and you can’t safely come to a complete stop before the legal stopping point because the roads are wet. A novice rider might feel pushed because the driver of the vehicle behind you is trying to read the small print in your driver’s manual and you get the sense they have accelerated, not braked. This for me is a novice issue as a seasoned rider will know how to effectively manage a tailgater well before an intersection. Like increasing the space in front of you from a three second to a four second count, or pulling off to the side of the road so that the bozo behind can scootch up behind the vehicle in front of you, and feel greatly pleased with themselves. And if the obnoxious tailgater does sneak up on you just before an intersection (life happens), you will begin “signalling” your intention to stop by touching your back brake, which will trigger your back brake light. Tapping it repeatedly is a great way of waking up the person behind you to the fact that you intend to stop. As much as you are looking forward, you are always checking your rearview to see that they are getting the message. If it

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Riding through on green

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Former motorcycle safety instructor Ole and his wife Cathie Jorgensen took advantage of the great weather to come out to where the intersections are fewer and the roads are twisting. appears they are still responding to a text message instead of watching the road, you must also be ready to accelerate through a young yellow. Look for “clues” when contemplating that the green light might soon turn: a stale green (green for a long time) and flashing pedestrian signals (or the new count-down) both indicate a change. If it’s a vehicle controlled light, look for cars sitting at the red. If it’s a pedestrian controlled light, look for (duh) pedestrians. The other point here is to always come to a stop in first gear, and stay there! Do NOT shift to neutral and start fiddling with zippers, hel-

met fasteners, cigarettes or cell phones. When the light turns green (which I’ll review next), you must be ready to move off, because the car behind you expects you to move and will start moving forward themselves.

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When “at the front of the line” at a red light, always give a moment to pause before moving off when the light turns green. At the motorcycle safety school, we taught riders to do a two-sided shoulder check after the light turns green, before moving off. Three reasons. First, it ensures that you are awake and that nothing has crept up on

you while you idling. Second, it alerts the vehicle behind you that are are checking and haven’t started moving off just yet. Third, and this is the most crucial, it allows another car to enter the intersection before you. Call it a sacrificial lamb, but if there is a vehicle running the red, you won’t be impacted. You have allowed another vehicle to be your buffer. Sounds cruel, but it’s not. Vehicle drivers running a red are either stupid or incredibly distracted. Either way, they will be more inclined to stop when they see a large-sized vehicle in front of them than if it were a smallish-to-invisible (so they say) sized motorcycle.

As simple as it sounds, when you approach a traffic-light controlled intersection and the light is green, there are still things you can do to ensure your safety. Before you enter the intersection, look for vehicles approaching their red light at an unusually high speed, an easy indication that they are stupid or distracted. Look first down the lane nearest your path of travel, then look down the the other direction. In typi-

cal two-lane roads, it means first looking left then right. Second, cover your controls. Throttle, in case you need to accelerate, and brakes in case you need to stop. Also be prepared to execute an emergency swerve. And if you don’t know what that is, best get your butt into class.

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Assume nothing. Take responsibility. Get, and stay, educated. That’s how I have survived the many disasters in my own life. Interestingly, like many other life-rule cliches, it applies equally to motorcycles.

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Day Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Cassidy Childs focusses on the task at hand. The Peewee B Girls won the Saturday morning game 8-2. They won the next game 6-5 to finish the round robin undefeated in first place. On Sunday, they won both of the playoff games to finish the tournament undefeated and winning the gold medal game. Top right photo (submitted) show the girls with their medals. Submitted by Bruce Cumming.

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EMCS Boys Rugby sees successful season

The EMCS boy’s rugby team went 3 - 2 in a very difficult league, and are currently sitting third in the league. We always play against well-established teams from Victoria, where many of the players have years of experience. We rely on the athleticism and grit of our local boys, and can usually pull off a victory. Even when losing, our team makes it interesting, nobody likes to play us. Our first playoff game is on May 13 at SMUS in Victoria. We are hoping to build on the successes of both the boys and girls team, as both are in the playoffs. The girls had a great season, going nine victories and one loss, moving between first and second in the league, and also in the playoffs. Both teams are well positioned for next year, as the bulk of our teams are returning. Submitted by Mike Huck

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GENERAL ELECTION Remember to Vote. Tuesday, May 14 is General Voting Day. Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sooke ISA swimmers do A-OK

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS !! Sooke News Mirror and the Sooke Region Historical Society invite students resident in the region from East Sooke to Port Renfrew to enter a competition answering this question:

“EXPLAIN WHY NATURAL BEACHES ARE IMPORTANT FOR TODAY AND THE FUTURE” $50.00 PRIZES (5) to be awarded by Sooke Lions Club for the winning essays selected from each elementary grade—1,2,3,4,5 (Essays should be from 50 –150 words) $50.00 PRIZES (3) to be awarded by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 for the winning essays selected from each middle school grade-6,7,8 Jeff Hopkins photo

Nate Hopkins (left) and Carter Reaney (right) dive in. On Saturday, April 20 at Saanich Commonwealth Place all the swimmers in Island Swimming got together and raced the Island Swimming Association (ISA) Sprint/Distance Challenge. As stated on the ISA website (teamunify.com), this event was “an in-house time trial for all competitive ISA Swimmers. Events consist of 50m and distances of either 400 (for 12 & unders),

800 & 1500 (for older groups).” This was the first long-course meet of the season for the kids, which means they swim the full length of a 50m pool instead of the usual 25m. It provided them with some great experience racing their peers within the club.   The swimmers who attended were Nicholas Ralph, Daniel Prissick, Clarke Hopkins, Christian Zakharchuk, Lucy Bridal, Tekahra Tar-

nowski, and Katie Houlahan. Each swimmer raced 4 x 50m, one of each of the strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Some of the older swimmers also raced the distance events, Lucy and Tekahra swimming the 400m Freestyle, and Katie swimming the 800m Freestyle. The next meet for these swimmers takes place on May 11-12 at Saanich Common-

wealth Place. A separate congratulations to the Island Swim Skills (ISS) swimmers Carter Reaney, Jesse Seabrook, Matthew Mitchell and Nathan Hopkins who raced in the 4th iRace Series Swim Meet at Commonwealth Pool on Sunday, April 21. Everyone is improving their time and technique; way to go! By Jennika Efford and Tracey Hopkins

(Essays should be from 100 to 300 words) $100.00 PRIZE (1) to be awarded by Sooke Community Association for the winning essay selected from high school grade level student entries (Essays should be from 200 to 400 words) Entry deadline: Friday May 31, 2013—Deliver to Sooke Region Museum or to Sooke News Mirror. Queries?—250-642-6351 AWARDS PRESENTATIONS—OPEN HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM, JUNE 23RD Essay Entry form Name __________________________________Phone ____________ Address __________________________________________________ Grade level _____________________________ Age _____________ (Home schoolers included)

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Club 55+ all day Sooke Hospice “Plant a Memory” event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SEAPARC Free Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info. Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society AGM Upstairs at Village Foods 6-7 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage 7 p.m.

Sooke Hospice “Plant a Memory” event, 10 - 4. VITAL VITTLES Free lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION $11 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m.

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May 12

Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. SHIRLEY MARKET 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., featuring scones and tea from Shirley Delicious

May 12: It’s MOTHER’S DAY Mother’s Day is the headliner here. It’s also National Hug-Your-Cat Day and Limmerick Day. So hug your cat and write you mom a poem.

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May 14: VOTE!

Knox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Euchre 6:30 p.m. Pool League 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday ZEN OPEN HOUSE Zen Open House at the Zen Centre, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

Water safety: Meet at the pool at SEAPARC 1011:30 a.m. SEAPARC Free Community Adult Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000. 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. KNITTING CIRCLE Sooke Public Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in, no reg required. 250-642-3022. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT Sooke Harbour House, Potlatch Room 7-9 p.m. Phone Mary 250-646-2554 or Phoebe 250-642-4342.

May 14: VOTE! Cast your ballet on May 14. To find out where to VOTE, visit http://www. elections.bc.ca/ and VOTE. Did I mention it’s election day? VOTE!

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NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520.

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28 • FISHING

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Sport Fishing BC Banana Challenge If you are one of the 600 to 700 fishermen mourning the second year in a row without a Juan De Fuca Salmon Derby on the father’s day weekend then this might cheer you up. The first annual Sport Fishing BC Banana Challenge fishing derby will run this Father’s Day weekend. This is being designed as a fun derby and an important fundraiser for three worthy recipients. All ticket revenues from the sale of regular derby tickets will be donated to the Southern Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition (www. anglerscoalition.com). Proceeds from a 50/50 draw and food sales at the award ceremony are destined for the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre side channel project. The Sooke Food bank will also benefit with many pounds of fresh salmon and halibut from those who donate a portion of their catch. Those entrants donating will be entered into a separate draw for a special prize. So far, there are about $10,000 worth of donated prizes for entrants to win. All regular fish prizes will be awarded by draw

to those who register a salmon or halibut, so a five- pound fish has an equal chance at a nice prize as a 20-pound catch. There will be hidden weight prizes and a few special categories. A prize is being offered for the person with the most encounters with those pesky seals. Just bring in the portion of each fish that the seals didn’t take and the person with the most will be the winner. Custom one-of-a-kind trophies will be awarded for the largest salmon and halibut. These trophies are very unique pieces of art and are designed to be boat mounted. Side bet tickets for the largest salmon and halibut are also being sold. These will be winner-take-all. Tickets for each side bet are $50 each and with 400 salmon tickets printed that could be a $20,000 jackpot for the winner. There are 250 halibut tickets printed which could make a $12,500 payout. Side bet tickets will be sold on Tuesday May 21 at Buffy’s Pub from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 22 at the 6 Mile Pub from 5 to 9 p.m. They will also be available on Friday, June 14 at Wise Buys in Col-

wood from 5 to 7 p.m. Regular derby ticket are available at these outlets: Eagle Eye, Wise Buys, Pedder Bay Marina and Island Outfitters. Derby Details Saturday, June 15 fishing dawn to 4 p.m. Sunday June 16 - fishing dawn to 1 p.m. Host - Pedder Bay Marina - scales open 8 a.m. both days - closing ceremony 2 p.m. Sunday June 16. Boundaries - all waters of areas 18, 19 and 20 are open (Duncan waters and around to Bonilla Point). Enter any legal salmon or halibut - onesalmon and one halibut per day per ticket Ticket Prices - Single ticket = $100 two tickets = $80 each three or more = $60 - members of

SVIAC or SFBC $20 discount per ticket Tickets are per person not per rod. Follow the derby news and updates at (www.sportfishingbc. com) in the fishing forum or contact Rollie at sscl@shaw.ca Fishing report for the past week has been good. Sooke anglers are still catching quality halibut in all local hot spot as well early running Chinooks are starting show up. Charter operator John Wells of Port Renfrew reports stellar Hali fishing and good chinook action on the beach with biggest reported at 28 pounds. As well lots of Coho out at the bank getting ready for the June 1st opening. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic Want to fish in Port Renfrew? Trailhead Resort 250-647-5468.

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May 08, 2013 edition of the Sooke News Mirror