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Liberal win leaves NDP despondent

Re-elected MLA Horgan blames poor campaign Pirjo Raits

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The votes are in and NDP incumbent John Horgan will serve another four years in the B.C. legislature. Horgan said he is pleased to have been successful and even with a Liberal majority he will continue to do his best. He had every expectation of the NDP forming the next government. Horgan said there is no Liberal representation in the Capital Regional District and only two Liberal members on Vancouver Island. “It means the government will have to work extra hard to understand the issues here. I’m hopeful Christy will talk to us.” Horgan in analyzing their loss, said it seems to demonstrate that a negative campaign is a successful campaign. He said Adrian Dix stuck to the issues while the Liberals bombarded the public for 18 months on the negativity of Dix and the NDP. “It put doubts in their (the voters) minds. It’s no excuse,” said Horgan, “we didn’t run a very good campaign. It clearly was not a winning campaign or the outcome would have been different.” Horgan also felt that the results show an “Americanization” of British Columbia

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with two parties. As for the showing by the Green Party in the seat won by Andrew Weaver from incumbent Ida Chong, Horgan said they would have to wait and see how Andrew Weaver does. “He does demonstrate to the people that he’s relevant.” He said the “industrial heartland” of the province rejected both the NDP and Green platforms. “There are so many people despondent today,” he stated. As for the polls which called for an NDP win, Horgan said the public opinion polls are not worth the paper they are printed on. “Here on the Island the voters are pretty negative to the government and I hope they are not vindictive.” “It’s going to be a long four years,” said Horgan on

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Wednesday. “I’m grateful for the support I did get. I get a real positive response in Sooke.” He said there are a lot of people “glum today.” Horgan topped the polls with11,272 votes (53.58 per cent), trailed by Liberal Kerrie Reay with 6,513 (30.96 per cent) and finishing with 3,253 (15.46 per cent). The Liberals have won 50 seats, the NDP 33, Green Party one and Independent one in the province. Of the eligible voters only 52 per cent came out to cast their ballot. Liberal party leader Christy Clark did not win her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey, NDP David Eby took it with a margin of 785 votes. It’s back in the saddle for Kerrie Reay. After her run for the Liberal seat in the Juan de Fuca riding, Reay is obviously very happy with the results. “Getting 6,513 votes, I think we did really well, that’s 31 per cent of the votes in a tight time line,” said Reay a couple of days after the election. Reay said she had a very small local volunteer group coming in late in the game, the showing she made was excellent. Now, it’s back to work, although she never stopped her work as a councillor for the District of Sooke.

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Logging is taking place on DL 569, close to China Beach on property owned by developer Ender Ilkay.

Marine trail lot being logged Logging only choice left for property owner Pirjo Rait

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Views to the Strait of Juan de Fuca are rarely visible along the stretch of road past Jordan River, but now the water is visible amid the noise of logging equipment and chainsaws.

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District Lot 569, one of the properties owned by Ender Ilkay, is being logged by a partnership between the Pacheedaht First Nation and Anderson Pacific Forest Products and managed by Queesto Community Forest. “Here’s the fact,” said Ender Ilkay. “When the zoning application was turned down, myself and my partners thought we would give it six months to see if any level of government would

step forward. We gave it 18 months as we looked for a solution. This was not a knee jerk reaction. We’ve been dealing with this for five years. It’s just time.” Angus Hope, P.Eng., RPF, heading the logging of the property said they bought the timber on the stump on DL 569 from Ilkay. Some of the timber will be destined for overseas mar-

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The Flower Section at Sooke Fall Fair is always a crowd pleaser. Last year’s exhibits were stunning, partly due to ideal weather conditions. We often hear regrets from the public that they didn’t bring a comparable or better entry than the one displayed… so bring it in this year and win the ribbon. Our Judges (Master Gardeners) tell us that the most common mistakes can be easily corrected if entrants read the schedule, follow the rules precisely, and have a good understanding of class descriptions (i.e. what is a spray, a spike, etc.). In order to avoid disqualification be sure to check the definitions listed in the catalogue. Some important tips to follow: 1. Plan ahead days or even weeks before fair time. 2. Choose the correct container(s) and be sure they are clean. 3. Ensure entry is free from bugs and free from leaf and bloom damage. 4. Ensure any mechanics used to stabilize the entry are not visible (i.e. paper, foam, etc.). 5. Bear in mind that judging is done when the judge sees the exhibit; what is cut in the evening may not appear the same the next morning.

6. Name the variety as best you can but limit the information. 7. Don’t overdo accessories where permitted. 8. When you place your entry on the table, be sure the best side is forward. 9. Bring extra specimens for those last minute accidents --they can happen! 10.Before cutting, examine your blooms carefully--you don’t want to leave the best entry in the garden. Helpful hints: - Flowers should be about 1-1/2 to 2 times the height of the container. - Cut stems a few inches longer to allow for later trimming. - Place stems in lukewarm water after cutting then place in a cool spot several hours before showing. Watch for the Sooke Fall Fair 2013 Catalogue available later next month. Kelly Keys, Section Head for Flowers will have new categories this year commemorating the Fair’s 100th Anniversary. The “tea cup” arrangement should be a popular class this year. And speaking of tea, come to the monthly Fall Fair Flea Market, Sat., May 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall, have a cup of tea and a crumpet or scone, find

out what’s happening and become a volunteer for this very special fall fair, “Our First 100 Years.” Thanks to Carol for judging information. She will be glad to answer any of your questions and can be reached through Ida, Sooke Fall President @250-642-4110. We need the public’s help! In 1913 Sooke held its first Fall Fair.  One hundred years later the Sooke Fall Fair is still going strong.  To compile a complete history of our Fair we need assistance from the public. We have most of the Fall Fair catalogues from 1950 to 2012 but are missing: 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1969 and 1973. If anyone has copies of these we would

like to scan them for our collection. We are also looking for any information from 1913 to 1949; this could be pictures, entry tags, ribbons, JOHN HORGAN section/class lists, troJuan de Fuca phies, prizes, newspaper articles, family stories, etc. I you find a dusty old Sooke Fall Fair trophy laying aorund someAUTHORIZED BY KATHY PALMER, where, the fall fair FINANCIAL AGENT 250-474-5511 wants it returned. Over the years we have seen many troJH-MirGaz-Thx-1305.indd 1 2013-05-15 phies, many were donated by businesses MP and some in memory of ESQUIMALT–JUAN DE FUCA Fall Fair volunteers or entrants.  Our goal is to We’re here to help constituents locate as many of these trophies as possible with Federal government programs and record the history and services. of the trophy.  We have been quite successful address: A2–100 Aldersmith Place in finding most of them, Victoria V9A 7M8 but some elude us.

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The sooke hArbour Players are presenting fawlty Towers 3. A very british comedy, at emCs theatre on may 24 and 25. Three performances, friday at 7 p.m.; saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.

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AT CiTy hAll council chambers on Wednesday, may 29, 7 p.m. Council is looking for public input on a off-leash dog park at the Ponds Park Corridor off Church road.

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Thumbs Up! To members of the Ancient forest Alliance who helped bring an injured person to the ambulance from the Avatar Grove trail. Also To All those citizens who took the time to vote in the provincial election.

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Would she run again? She said she likes the municipal piece and she couldn’t really speak to if she would or wouldn’t. “I don’t like to close any doors,” she said. Reay went on to say that people should always consider their options. As a late comer into the political arena, Reay said her knowledge of the Liberal platform (80-pages) and policies (370-pages) was lacking, but she said she would have learned them on-the-job if her run was successful. “The skill piece is important, knowledge can always be taught,” she said.

At the all candidates meeting she said the questions posed were very specific and it was a challenge. She was asked to run by the Liberals and she said it is always important for democracy to consider running as a candidate. It was important, she said because the B.C. Liberals had no one running in the riding and people should be able to vote for their party. “They should have a candidate.” All in all she said it was win-win for her, she is not disappointed and it was a great experience. (Green Party candidate Carlos Serra could not be reached as of press time. Look for his comments in a future issue.)

CounCil briefs

At the regular District of Sooke council meeting on May 13, the following items from the agenda were dealt with: Public hearing and public input: A public hearing was held for Bylaw 569, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-1) for 6535 Grant Road. Council gave third reading to the bylaw after receiving reports on fire response times and sewer serviceability. The property owner was looking to rezone from Large Lot Residential R-1 to Small Lot Residential R3 on the .43-acre property. Public input was received on Development Variance Permit for 7109 and 7111 West Coast Road. Council did not issue a Variance Permit varying the location of the five per cent amenity area requirement to include the Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area (SPEA). The properties are mobile home parks and the reason for a variance permit was to include the landscape buffers which surround the mobile home park and the SPEA on the property. The owner cannot place any more new homes in the park until

the five per cent amenity area requirement within the MHP Zone has been satisfied. The owner wanted to place more homes on the old sewer field, leaving less green space in the park, said a tenant. Council issued a DVP for the two lots to vary the location of the amenity area to include the landscaped buffer area surrounding the park, the open spaces abutting space #27 and space 20 and the yard space surrounding each home. Council issued a Development Variance Permit for Silver Spray Destination Resort. Developer Michael Thornton said all of the lots will be geo-teched as well as structural engineering reports for every building. Bylaws: Bylaws adopted by council include Bylaw 557, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Cost Recovery Amendment Bylaw, the Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2013 and the Bylaw 564 Property Tax Rate Bylaw. For the financial plan and property tax rate bylaws Councillors Bev Berger and Kerrie Reay excused themselves stating they might be in conflict as

they sat on boards/ organizations which receive funding from the district. Councillor Maja Tait was opposed. Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw 570, Zoning Amendment Bylaw and waived the holding of a Public Hearing. The zoning was applied to 2083 Anna Marie Road in error under Bylaw 270 and the error was corrected returning the property zoning to Large Lot Residential. Reports: Council awarded $10,146 to the EMCS Society for the Sooke Youth Council project. Coun. Tait had requested that the district give the soci-

ety $15,000 but council said the amount awarded brought the grant to $15,000 if the carried over surplus they had was added to their yearly grant. Coun. Tait opted out of the Promote Sooke Task Force stating she couldn’t do it due to time restraints. Council passed the recommendation of the F&A committee awarding the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival Society $500; the Sooke Philharmonic Society for the Philharmonic Fling $2,000. Coun. Tait made a motion to have council award the SPO society $5,000, this motion was defeated. “Something is bet-

ter than nothing,” she stated. Boat launch expenditures totalling $4,000 was authorized by council to cover a section of fence at Jock’s Dock ($2,100); work on the pump kiosk ($1,400) and gutter and downspouts on the electrical building ($500). A question by Coun. Tait was raised as to how much the district has received in launching fees at the public boat launch. The answer was around $100. With the money being collected by Jock’s Dock, the amount the district would have received was $1,000. Mayor Wendal Milne

stated that it was a convoluted and complex issue. He said the last council authorized work not on the water and it involved access and egress for fire protection. He said the gate was never completed or billed for. Director of Finance Michael Dillabaugh said the district was responsible for those costs. Under section 131 of the Community Charter, Mayor Milne will be bringing back for reconsideration the matter of funding for the Sooke Region Tourism Association in the amount of $23,000. This will be considered at the next regular council meeting on May 27.

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CALVERT HOUSE: home to many From supplying provisions to goldseekers, to a delightful riverside family home and farm, to a grazing meadow for elk, the property at the end of a narrow winding lane, Calvert Road, has seen it all. Riverside, home of the Ebbs-Canavans, with its rambling family home, rustic farm fences, a scattering of grazing horses, a miniature pony and a venerable barn are encircled by stately Douglas firs, maples and ornamental trees. Pride of place goes to a copper beech, currently in deep purple hues. The first immigrant to settle on this riverside location was a French-Canadian voyageur, Jean Baptiste Brule, who had crossed the continent from Quebec in the fur trade. Married in 1831 to Marguerite, a T’Souke woman he had met at the fur trading base Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River, he had journeyed north with his family after the Oregon Treaty set the boundary at the 49th parallel in 1846. Like others of his group who wished to settle alongside the Sooke River to be as near to the gov-

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ernment-established T’Sou-ke Reserve No 1 as they could, he set up camp there, establishing cattle and sheep and growing crops for feed, including growing mangels at the lower level along the river. It was natural that when the British-funded VI Exploring Expedition set out in 1864 with a young T’Sou-ke hunter and packer, Louis Lazzar, to guide them, that they stopped to acquire provisions from Brule’s pioneer holdings. With the group’s discovery

of gold in a tributary of the Sooke, the Leech River received its name and a gold mining camp sprang up overnight. The Brule homestead became a regular stop for provisioning the miners with beef and mutton. It is our understanding that after Brule’s passing at Victoria’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in the 1880s, the place was left to the Catholic Church. Pioneer cabins and sheds remained on the site when it was purchased by Dr W. D.

Calvert who had the house built in 1913 by the Richardson brothers, as is shown in this photo. Dr. Calvert retired from an active practice when he came to Sooke with his wife and four children, and operated a small dairy farm. One of the emergencies that called out his medical skills was the flu epidemic which took several lives in East Sooke. In 1944 the Calverts retired to Vancouver and the property was purchased by Elaine

ing returns be filed on or before August 30, 2013.  Moss previously plead guilty and was sentenced on November 14, 2010 for failing to file his 2006 personal income tax return and for failing to comply with a Compliance Order issued April 23, 2008 . The 2008 Compliance Order required that Moss file his outstanding 2003 to 2005 personal income tax returns. Prior to the May 8, 2013 conviction, Moss had been fined $18,500 by

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced May 14, that Sooke businessman N. Lawrence Moss, also known as Larry Moss, plead guilty and was sentenced in Victoria Provincial Court on May 8, 2013, to one count of failing to comply with a Compliance Order to file his 2003 to 2006 personal income tax returns. Moss was sentenced to 30 days in jail, to be served on weekends. A new Compliance Oder was issued requiring that outstand-

MacFarlane, who in turn sold the acreage to a retired British Army officer, Captain Mottershead, who pastured horses and sheep on the secluded site. Since 1978 the property has been home to a Mottershead granddaughter, Carol Anne, her husband Ken EbbsCanavan and their family. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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Delivering the goods for the Food bank Every Penny Counts

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In previous years, Sooke’s Canada Post held a one-day food drive to support our community food bank. This year, they are extending their window-of-opportunity from one day to one full week. Sooke’s Canada Post branch office will be hosting a week-long food drive for the Sooke Food Bank. Starting on Monday, May 27 and running until Saturday

June 1, the post office will be accepting any and all donations made any time during regular operating hours. “Canada Post is up for the challenge to feed those in need in our community,” said Elleen Christofferson, speaking on behalf of the entire team. “We look forward to seeing our regular customers and any one else interested in contributing to the food bank.” To express their thanks to the community, the entire staff at Sooke’s Canada Post office will be donating

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Elleen Christofferson, Lori Jeyes, Nancy Low and Sandy Miller from Sooke’s Canada Post office are getting involved in suporting the Sooke Food Bank.

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Summer markets open

Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies now doing business as CHI

The Shirley Market kicked off it’s annual weekly event this past sunny Sunday. Here, Amanda Smith, the International Arts Director is setting up the display of paintings by Christopher Lucas. The market is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Two major organisations get together to promote health and well-being Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) and Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies (CASA) have been serving Sooke region residents for the past decade, supporting community health and wellbeing. They are now combining their efforts and will work together as “Sooke CASA doing business as CHI.” Both group have been very active and have started innovative pro-

grams in the community, such as the Youth Clinic, Sooke Youth Council, and Food CHI. CHI is currently developing a Sooke Region Volunteer Centre and is cosponsoring a Seniors Connections initiative. A newly arrived East Sooke resident Linda Nehra, who comes with extensive experience of running health services in Manitoba, said ”this amalgamation is what we have been waiting for. As a member of CHI I have seen how much of an impact people can have at the local level to improve services in our region. When CASA and CHI join forces, we will have more of a voice to advocate for the resources people need!” There will continue to be more opportunities to

home-made treats on Wednesday, May 29 as a form of customer appreciation. Coffee and tea will also be made available. Swing by any time during the last week of May to give to the food bank at Canada, and drop by on Wednesday anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive. They are located at 6736 West Coast Road. The Sooke Food Bank gives food to the most needy in the community, filling the cupboards of 440 households in Sooke and area each month.

get involved and develop ideas for improving health across the community. A great way to participate will be to join the co-operative and possibly even become a member on the Board. To have a say in this and to learn more please attend the AGM on June 5th, 12 noon at 2145 Townsend Road. Mitzi Dean, Pacific Centre Family Services Association’s Executive Director is the current chair of CASA and said: “The Sooke and region has a very active, supportive community, it is a wonderful experience to work with everyone and see the changes we make. We’re excited about opening up the membership and working with more people.”

‘Natural’ method of building comes to Sooke With increased attention being drawn to energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes, a workshop being offered by a natural builder is timely. People with sensitivities, allergies and an awareness for their environment may find this another way to build. KC Natural Homes, in association with the EcoNest Building Company, will host a building workshop this summer in Sooke from July 15 to August 1 covering timber framing, clay and fibre wall construction, wall plastering and roof construction. “We use natural materials and homes are built with a minimum of toxic chemicals (such as glues which contain formaldehyde, particle board),” said Keary Conwright, the host for the workshops. The workshop starts

with a week of timber framing, which gives hands on experience in mortise and tenon timber joinery - a true craft. It offers a unique opportunity to work with timbers as well as with others of like mind. For some, this experience could be a doorway into the rich world of wooden architecture and perhaps the beginnings of a career in timber framing. Regardless of your intent, the process of transforming a tree into one of the “bones” of a home is magical, explains Conwright. “It’s a rather intensive three weeks and is an opportunity for people to learn a lot in a short time.” The clay and fibre (straw and/or wood chip) wall is the core of the Econest building system. In this four day workshop learn how to efficiently wrap a build-

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All hands on deck typify the cooperative building of a home. Here, students are raising the timbers for a natural build home. ing with a 12” thick blanket of dynamic insulation for health, comfort and building longevity. Called “light clay” construction, the walls provide a balance of thermal mass and insulation and allow

the free diffusion of water vapour through the wall. The next step is finishing the walls with natural clay plaster. The purpose of plastering is to provide a durable, healthy and beau-

tiful protective surface. In the hands of a master craftsman, natural plaster work can be an art form. Students will be instructed by a master plasterer and gain valuable hands-on experience plastering

an EcoNest wall. Finally, with their growing confidence, the students will learn basic roof construction and build the major components of this all important “hat”, which will protect the walls and direct many millions of gallons of water over the life of the home. A well-executed roof should not only be beautiful, but last for many years. The workshop will be directed by a renowned expert in the field of natural building, Robert Laporte of the EcoNest Building Company. Also, there will be a one-day seminar by an award winning ecoarchitect and building biologist, Paula Baker Laporte, FAIA, called “Homing in on your nesting instinct.” This seminar will be of particular interest to anyone planning to create a custom home and will

address how to get the most out of the process through incorporating natural building, health and ecology. No experience is necessary to take any of the workshops or segments, but one has to be capable of the physical task. The site for this building/learning project is at 7708 West Coast Road, just minutes from the town of Sooke. There is room for camping on site and natural healthy lunches will be provided. For details about the workshop program, including an excellent video showing the steps of the workshop, see the Econest website www. econest.com. Keary Conwright is a natural home designer and builder living in Otter Point. www.kcnaturalhomes.com.


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Calling it a day after 37 years at John Muir Sooke News Mirror

One of Sooke’s most dedicated Kindergarten teachers will be retiring after contributing 37 years at John Muir elementary school. Born in Kelowna B.C., Carolyn Wyngaards began her teaching career in 1969, after completing her teaching degree at the University of Victoria. Back then, she recalls, one could get a degree and actually receive a job offer upon graduating. Wyngaards taught her first year at Marigold elementary in Victoria, then moved over to Penticton, and finally landed in Sooke in 1974. And to the good fortune of her early students (and now, their children), there she stayed! After dabbling in other grades, Wyngaards ultimately found her teaching niche with kids at the Kindergarten level. “The children come in fresh. I like that age of child,” said Wyngaards. She finds that teaching at that level can be more relaxed and more intuitive in approach. The learning can be more integrated in the moment, so if a child comes in with an earthworm in hand, that can shift the focus of the moment. This

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Carolyn Wyngaards with her current group of Kindergarten students at John Muir elementary school. intuitive-based teaching style, she admits, comes with experience. That is part of the appeal. The other is that “kids (at that age]) are just so hilarious.” In her near fourdecades of service, Wyngaards has seen many teaching trends come and go. “I think the biggest change for me was the move to integrate special needs students into the regular classrooms. There are many, many positives about this move and these children invariably teach all of us more than we often teach them! But there never seems to be enough support provided for them, and the impact of this policy on everyone is significant.”

As a teacher, Wyngaards has impacted a few generations in Sooke. In recognition, John Muir will be hosting a “retirement gathering” at Mai Mai’s restaurant on the corner of Townsend and Sooke Rd. It is planned as a drop-in event, and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. “I really, really hope to see a bunch of my old students and their parents, and maybe even a few colleagues,” said Wyngaards. “But mostly I want to see my old ‘Kindy Kids.’ I will have class photos up so you can find yourselves and your classmates.” Mai Mai’s kitchen will be open, and guests are welcome to buy

dinner, appetizers, or just come to wish Wyngaards well in her next phase of life. And what does that look like? Well, for starters, there’s a whole lot of “not knowing.” She will join her husband Bill in retirement, who retired in 2004. Reading, gardening and travelling at her leisure -without the time limitations of a full-time job -are on the list of things to do. When the school year ends, Carolyn Wyngaards will be packing up her teaching toolkit, filling it with a massive amount of memories, and walking out of the John Muir doors one last time. On her final exit, she will definitively close that door behind her. And as one

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Be careful what you wish for After more than four years of acrimony, protests, righteousness and bitterness on all sides, it seems the ‘environmentalists’ didn’t win after all. One of the sites where the Marine Trail Resort was to go is now being logged. Ender Ilkay was prevented from building his resort, which would have consisted of 257 vacation cabins, a lodge and a recreation building. Jobs would have been created for those folks who live in the Port Renfrew and Jordan River areas and tourists would have come to enjoy the area along the Juan It’s not much de Fuca Trail. Well, the powers-that-be of a park now and the environmentalist prevented that and now the and it sure loggers with feller bunchers isn’t pretty. are demolishing the lot for the wood. Not such a nice scenario but Ilkay had no choice. He was sitting on over $5-million dollars worth of property he could do nothing with, except log it for the timber or sell it. But who would buy a property they can’t do anything with? Can’t blame him for trying to recoup his losses but, now everyone loses. Close to 86 per cent of the property Ilkay owned would have been saved as undeveloped areas and parks. It’s not much of a park now and it sure isn’t pretty. The question here is, what would have been better? Tourists who come to enjoy our magnificent scenery and stay in cabins close to the trail or a clear view to the water through a relative clearcut. As much hue and cry as there is about clearcuts, sometimes, as in this case, they are the result of way too much interference. Perhaps there is a lesson here.

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

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Clark’s win confounds the ‘experts’ B.C. Views

The pollsters, pundits and the self-styled rebels of the B.C. Liberal Party were struggling for answers as their conventional wisdom went out the window on election night. In came the B.C. Liberals and Christy Clark for a fourth term, with a 50-seat majority that is stronger than the one they took into the 2013 election. “Welcome to the club,” Alberta Premier Alison Redford wrote on Twitter on election night, referring to Redford’s own win in the face of a wall of polls and pontificators saying she was done. Here’s the next thing to ignore from the media experts who rub shoulders with those pollsters and political strategists. It’s all about the negative ads, they will say, and NDP leader Adrian Dix’s big mistake was to run a “positive” campaign. Rubbish. Was their long fight against the harmonized sales tax a positive campaign? Is piling on sham environmental reviews for the express purpose of killing industrial projects a positive idea?  “Clearly our message didn’t get out the way we wanted it to get out,” Dix said after watching one of the biggest comebacks in Canadian political history. That’s rubbish too. He got his message out just fine, serving it up

in bite-sized pieces in a classic frontrunner’s campaign that cynically put off the most difficult choices. He was going to expand government, and restrict industrial development to appease urban voters. Dix’s most dramatic policy shift contributed to his undoing. Midcampaign, in a decision that surprised even his platform co-chairs, Dix turned against the proposal to twin the TransMountain oil pipeline that winds across B.C. from Alberta to Burnaby. Well, not the pipeline itself, but the prospect of more oil tankers in and out of Vancouver harbour. At least now, more people will understand that Vancouver has been an oil port for nearly a century, and that Canada’s future includes energy development. More people should also appreciate that environmental assessment is not a political game. Andrew Weaver made history as B.C.’s first Green Party MLA. He came out swinging against Clark’s economic holy grail, development of liquefied natural gas exports from the North Coast. Weaver calls LNG a “pipe dream” that will never materialize. It will be interesting to watch him as he is proved wrong on that, and then as he grapples with gas as a transition fuel that can be used to develop clean energy infrastructure. B.C. Conservative leader John

Cummins ran a distant third in his Langley constituency, and his goal of a breakthrough didn’t materialize anywhere. His idea of scrapping the carbon tax on fossil fuels didn’t impress many people, despite his focus on rural and northern B.C. Clark should heed the NDP on at least one thing. Dix promised to move B.C. election dates to the fall, starting in 2017. The idea of giving his anticipated government an extra six months to govern the province was uncontroversial when Dix proposed it in his party’s election platform, so Clark will probably proceed with it. Another NDP idea Clark should adopt is getting the corporate and union money out of election campaigns. She likely won’t, because her party’s financial advantage is too great, but the time has come for this important reform. The B.C. Liberals’ much-discussed “balanced” budget will now be put to the test over the next few months. The legislature must be convened by September to debate that budget. This should be the last vote based on an untested budget, and the first of many scheduled fall legislature sessions.  Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

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We asked: Were you pleased or displeased with the results of the election, any why?

I was displeased because there was a low voter turnout, which makes it unfair that only half the population is voting for the whole province.

Displeased, because I wanted the NDP.

Marisa Vieira Sooke

Charlotte Cameron Sooke

Seniors need new home As of June, the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre will be displaced form the firemen’s lounge. I must say that the firemen have been very good to have let us stay in their facilities as long as they have. If you can remember, they were uprooted from their original home on Sooke Road due to the building being sold. I understand that the Sooke seniors are the only seniors’ group on the Island that do not have their own place. Something must be done to help them get a permanent facility. Since they were organized in 2004, they have brought a lot of seniors together who would otherwise be sitting at home alone and lonely. The seniors, who are your parents and grandparents, have come together and created an atmosphere of friendship and companionship and in September will have no place to go. If anyone has any ideas as to how the seniors might be able to get their own place and will not be uprooted every couple of years, get in touch with organizations, the council and anyone else that you think might help. These people are very dedicated people who have worked hard all their lives and who now love to get together, mingle and have fun.

Pleased, because it’s all about free enterprise.

Displeased. I was hoping that the NDP would get in. I have a three-year-old and I'm concerned about cuts to education.

Jerami Kennedy Sooke

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A Fisherman’s Friend

Fish culturist Duaine Hardie, from the Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery in Duncan, is shown preparing to release 500 catchable rainbow trout into Kemp Lake on April 30. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. releases trout two times a year, in the spring and fall, into lakes and rivers on Vancouver Island. The fish are captive brood stock and their eggs are collected at the hatchery, grown and then released. They are fast-growing Fraser Valley rainbow trout. Approximately 80 lake and rivers on the Island are stocked for a total of about 200,000 trout per year. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the society, a non-profit organization who works in partnership with the provincial government to deliver the fish stocking program as well as providing conservation fish culture services that support steelhead and sturgeon recovery programs. Each and everyone of them deserve this as they are valued members of our society. Mrs. Margaret Baxter Sooke

Ponds park wrong place for dog park

Shame on Sooke for allowing the photo that was used as the proposed off-leash dog park! If the camera would have panned out about another 20 feet or so to the right you would have seen all of the backyards that are on Pond Place all the way up Acreman Place.   I am so against putting a dog park here for a number of rea-

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have dogs and I can’t imagine the noise from all the barking that would go on when they get a “sniff” of all the dogs running around off-leash just outside there backyards. This is in response to the public open house on off-leash dog park ad that was run on Wednesday, May 29 2013. Angela Cameron Sooke Editor’s note: The article was a press release, not an advertisement and the photo was taken by the Sooke News Mirror, not the District of Sooke.

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sons. First,   it is right out my front door, not back but my front door. Also there is no parking here except for on the road and that would be an inconvenience to the residents here.   As a home business owner I had to make sure that there was adequate parking before I was approved for a business license. And finally, a lot of the residents that live here

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Problems still exist with hall As a resident of East Sooke on Raglan Place I felt compelled to inform you of the error in the caption of the photo in the May 1 edition. It states the new fire hall will be on Raglan Place.  In fact it will be located on East Sooke Road, down the road from Raglan Place. I do

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Cont’d from page 9 realize that you are only as good as the information or facts you are given at the time of your reporting.  Please do not feel slighted as this is not my intention. The residents of East Sooke previously voted to change the zoning of the particular piece of the parcel of land where the new fire hall will be built. Concerning the existing fire hall on Coppermine Road, I believe the intention is to use it as a community hall.  Since the new fire hall is being built because the existing hall does not meet seismic concerns and has issues both mechanically and electrically.   Do you think it will be wise to use it as a community hall? God forbid when the ‘Big One’ hits and it is occupied for a function.  A far better solution would be to level it and expand the adjoining park. I thoroughly enjoy your publication and please keep up the great work. Clarence Gaber East Sooke

Please don’t trespass Dear Tomininy Road residents, This is an open letter to you to ask you to stop trespassing on

my property. You cut across the construction site across the road and onto my property to use my driveway to short cut onto Maple avenue on a daily basis. This has to stop. You are trespassing on private property. You would think you could read the huge “DO NOT TRESSPASS, PRIVATE PROPERTY” sign on the end of my driveway, either you can’t read, or you don’t care. We have contacted the police, and they say if we can identify you we can prosecute you. We do not want to start photographing you, but we will if this continues. We have children and pets, and do not want strangers on our property. You would not want that to happen to your property, so don’t do it to ours. It is not only teenagers, but full grown adults with babies in strollers, cyclists, Buffy’s pub patrons, and dog walkers who disrespect our property by continuing to use ours as a shortcut to town. Please show some respect for your neighbors within your community, stay off our property. Thank you, in advance. Homeowners of 1912 Maple Ave. Stephanie and Ken Lumley Sooke

User-friendly trail guide A new publication of easy-to-use trails to walk, wheel and hike in the outdoors is now available in Greater Victoria. A Guide to User-Friendly Trails is a pilot project developed through a partnership between CRD Regional Parks, the Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (IACDI) and West Shore Parks & Recreation. The guide contains 48 pages of full color photographs, maps and descriptions of userfriendly trails within the Capital Regional District parks and the West Shore municipalities. The guide highlights trails that are welcoming to all ages and individuals with diverse levels of mobility and endurance. It provides visitors with trail profiles and information to enable them to determine which parks and amenities to visit based on their own levels of ability. In addition, A Guide to User-Friendly Trails highlights the benefits of being active in the outdoors. It showcases local photographers’ images of beautiful landscapes, native species and local residents on the trails. “A Guide to UserFriendly Trails is a new tool created as a result of the partnership to show opportunities that are suitable to individuals of diverse ages, levels of mobility and

endurance,” said CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair Susan Brice. “Our collective parks contribute to the overall quality of life and well-being of all residents of the Capital Regional District and this guide reflects that.” “West Shore Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing diverse and accessible recreation opportunities and excellent experiences for healthy active lifestyles,” said Bobbi Neal, Community Development Coordinator of West Shore Parks & Recreation. “The UserFriendly Trail initiative does this and more. It is a true collaboration that benefits the community.” “The power of partnerships demonstrates how together we can do more through leveraging grant funding, combining internal resources, community involvement and by fostering inclusion,” said Marnie Essery, Chair of IACDI. “We invite you to use this guide to go beyond the parking lot and experience userfriendly trails in your community.”  Pick up A Guide to User-Friendly Trails at Capital Regional District offices, recreation centres, and Westshore municipal halls. It is available for download at www.westshorerecreation.ca/userfriendlytrails.  

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MeMbers of the CoMMunity of sooke: The Sooke Food Bank needs your help; it desperately needs donations in order to help the 440 households in Sooke it provides for on a monthly basis. Canada Post will be accepting donations for the Food Bank from Monday May 27th to Saturday June 01st. Please stop by the Sooke Main Post Office at 6736 West Coast Rd for coffee and treats on Wednesday May 29th in appreciation of your donations. In times of need your generosity is greatly appreciated and we know we can count on you to help out the less fortunate individuals in our community.

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“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 (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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Upcoming Public Meetings Regular Council Meeting Monday, May 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Off-Leash Dog Park Public Consultation Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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

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.

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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You may have noticed an unusual number of people carrying instrument cases in Sooke, this week: dining in restaurants, staying in local B & B’s, and strolling along the waterfront. Who are these people? They are taking part in the annual Sooke Harbour Chamber Music Workshop, organized by the Sooke Philharmonic Society. A total of 52 string players, coached by eight professional musicians, meet twice a day or more, in 16 different venues that run from Invermuir Road to Sooke River Road. About half the participants are or have been Sooke Philharmonic players, and come from this area – Shirley to Saanich, Saltspring to Maple Bay. The other half come from the Lower Mainland, from Manitoba, Alberta, Washington state, Oregon, and even California. The workshop is very popular and fills up by February, mostly by the same musicians who return year after year, says workshop coordinator Jenny Nelson. “It’s a good mix of scheduled rehearsals with and without our coaches, and free time, when some choose to play other music with different people, some just relax or go to the beach, and some have even been known to take a nap,” says Shirley resident Sue Innes, Sooke Philharmonic Principal second violin. As with all Sooke Philharmonic events, the workshop relies heavily on Sooke’s generosity and volunteers. Almost all the venues are contributed by owners of B & B’s and private houses. Journey Middle School, St Rose of Lima and Holy

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Trinity Church are also part of the mix. It’s no surprise musicians come back: everyone has a wonderful time. Dorle Eason, a cellist from Langley, B.C., has been coming to the Sooke workshop for four years. “Making music with friends for a week is like a holiday for the soul,” she says. “The coaches are fantastic and  inspire and challenge me to reach higher and go a step further musically. All week we live and breathe music in these beautiful surroundings. It’s like a dream.” Upcoming performances with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra include a 15th anniversary celebration during the time of the summer solstice. A Solstice Celebration will include the Three Dances from the Bartered Bride by Smetana, arias from Rusalka, The Merry Widow and more with soloist Ingrid Attrot, soprano. Listen to Symphony No. 9, Op.96 (From the New World) by Dvorak.

This all takes place on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m at the Sooke Community Theatre, 6218 Sooke Road and in Victoria on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue.

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonic Fling is scheduled for Sunday, July 14 at Ed Macgregor Park at 2:30 p.m. Conductor will be Christopher Taber. Bring your lawn chair

or blankets and enjoy the music in the beautiful outdoors. Special guests will be the Sooke Pipes and Drums. Summer fun for the whole family.

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Prestigious yacht race sponsored by Black Press Chris Bush Black Press

Black Press community newspapers will chart a course alongside sailing yachts from across the Pacific Northwest for the Black Press Van Isle 360° 2013 International Yacht Race. With a race organizer in place, Black Press announced its sponsorship of the event on April 15. Formerly known as the Cadillac Van Isle 360° International Yacht Race, the event, which starts and finishes in Nanaimo, has run since 1999 when Nanaimo yachters Wayne Gorrie and Janine Bell organized the competition and attracted 14 boats to circumnavigate  Vancouver Island. The race has run every other year on the odd year since 2001 and has become the most challenging yachting event in the region. In 2011 Blast Performance Sailing acquired the rights to the event with Jeffrey Motley, owner of the Vancou-

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Syvia and Jeffrey Motley organizers of the race. ver-based company, and his wife Sylvia becoming the race’s lead organizers. “They were looking for someone to take it over and it was one of those things where the sailing community really didn’t want to see the race disappear,” Motley said. “The long and the short is we decided to take it on and keep it going.” Black Press was asked to sponsor this year’s race because of the news agency’s ability to provide in-depth coverage both regionally and at a community level. Mark Warner, presi-

dent of Black Press Vancouver Island operations, said he considers being given the opportunity to become title sponsor of the event an honour. “As our staff, readers and customers are residents throughout western Canada and the U.S.A., we feel it is important to invest and participate in the activities and organizations that make our communities a better place to live and play,” Warner said. “Many of us grew up on or near the ocean, and we respect the beauty and incredible experiences it has to offer.”

Motley and Black Press share the same goals to promote the race and the communities taking part, and enhance Island tourism. “What we want to do, if we can, is build the race to the same level as the (Rolex) Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Australia where people wake up on Boxing Day and watch a sailboat race,” Motley said. The Van Isle 360° is truly an international event with two-thirds of entrants drawn from the Island and Lower Mainland, and one-third of contenders from the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Motley is also trying to make people aware of the world-class levels of competition happening in local waters, hoping they aspire to race one day. The big races are the drivers of the industry. “In the Pacific Northwest this is the race,” Motley said. “Where else can you have two weeks of summer adult camp, chasing everybody around the rock and just having a great time?” It can be a dangerous

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venture, too. In 2011, crews were hit with 100 k/hr winds in the Strait of Georgia and one craft struck a whale, shattering its rudder. For 2013, race organizers are providing a safety at sea course and at least two crew members certified through the course must be on each craft for each leg of the race. More than 350 sailors have been

put through the course for this year’s event. “One of most interesting aspects – and we don’t know how big it’s going to be – is the potential for tsunami debris off the West Coast,” Motley said. The Black Press Van Isle 360° 2013 International Yacht Race runs June 8-22. The dates are determined by the timing of slack tides dur-

ing daylight hours in Seymour Narrows near Campbell River. “All the planning revolves around when there are slack tides so the boats can get through,” Motley said. For more information about the Black Press Van Isle 360° 2013 International Yacht Race, please visit the event website at  www.vanisle360.com.

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Meat draw 3 p.m. Drop-in jam session 6 p.m. WESTERN FOODS 39th Anniversary. Clown, hotdogs by donation, bouncy house, face painting and more. FLEA MARKET Sooke Fall Fair Flea Market downstairs at the community hall 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. FAWTLY TOWERS Sooke Harbour Players present this very British Comedy. EMCS Saturday, two shows. Doors open at 1:30 and again at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. HONEY BEE AWARENESS DAY Tugwell Creek Honey Farm, 12 noon to 5 p.m. (250) 642-1956

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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. SOOKE FOOD BANK NEEDS YOU Canada Post will be accepting donations from Monday May 27 to Saturday June 1, 6736 West Coast Road

Colic and Crying. At the Sooke Child. CASA building 10-11:30 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. 250-642-3022.

May 29

NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520. SOOKE FOOD BANK Coffee and treats at Sooke’s Canada Post in appreciation for your food bank donations. 6736 West Coast Road

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Discovering the secrets of West Coast gardens Sooke Secret Garden Tour set for June 2 Pirjo Raits

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Sooke is a deceptive place. It’s not all it’s made out to be and it is secretive. For the past five years, avid gardeners and nature lovers have been combing the Sooke region seeking out it’s most intriguing and wondrous hidden treasures - of the garden variety. The Sooke Secret Garden Tour is in its fifth year and for one Sunday in June, local gardeners volunteer to showcase their gardens, farms and green spaces. On Sunday, June 2, nine properties will be open for viewing. Each year, the tour features different gardens and this year the properties stretch from Shirley to around Saseenos and many places in between. “We have the usual variety,” said organizer Margaret Lintern. “There are seaside ones, small ones, whimsical and witty ones.” One of the gardens on the tour belongs to Eric and Irene Burns. Their Maple Street property is a combination of objects they love, plantings that work in their yard and a touch of humour. The Burns spent many years in Saudi Arabia and have incorporated

just a few mementos in their yard. They have been working on their garden since 2008 and spend many, many summer hours in their labour of love. Each year they built another project, like the small waterfall or the vegetable garden. Irene does all of the planning and the planting while Eric keeps the notebooks of when things were planted or harvested. They have created a charming haven for themselves and their guests. The tour offers glimpses of historic homes and farms, rocky hillsides, wilderness gardens and gazebos. It’s the perfect opportunity to see what others have done and what works in this West Coast climate. The event is a fundraiser for the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, a semi-professional full-size orchestra in its 15th year. The orchestra presents a full season of entertainment for Southern Vancouver Island and includes the Chamber Players and

the Philharmonic Chorus. The Secret Garden Tour is best visited in sequence. There will be demonstrations and advice from garden experts and music presented by members of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra will be heard in some locations. Garden lovers are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and to dress for the weather. If you wish to purchase plantings, be sure to bring along boxes or bags. Volunteers will be around each garden to assist and a shuttle service is available to transports visitors at venues 5, 7, and 8. Advance tickets can be purchased in Sooke at Shoppers and Peoples Drug Marts, and Double D Gardens. Tickets on the day of the tour will be available at Saseenos elementary school, Shoppers Drug Mart and Double D Gardens. For more information: www.sookesecretgarden. com or call Sue at 250-642-1397 or SPO 250-415-0999.

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Madelin Pietre patiently waited for the cake walk to start up again after the ducks crossed the finish line and her wait was worth it as she ended up in the right spot #8 winning a cake, and her brother Jack gave her the bear which he won at another game at the Sooke Duck Race on May 11.

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Top left, Andrew Ferguson caught this mink in his lens along the Sooke Bluffs while Peris Hughes took this Zen-like photo, left, at the Sooke Potholes.

Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud. Send your good quality jpeg photos to the editor at: editor@ s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com. We will publish them as space and colour considerations allow. Take the Sooke News Mirror along on your travels and submit them to the editor for inclusion in our Where in the World pages. Photos taken by our photographers can be purchased on disk for duplication. The entire Sooke News Mirror can be viewed and read on-line exactly the same as the print copy. Go to www. s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com and click on the e-edition link at the top of the web page and select the issue you wish to read.

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The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel. Top left, Fred and Carole Whittaker took the Mirror along on their spring venture to the island of Hawaii. Left, during Spring break 30 students from EMCS travelled to Ireland and Scotland. While in Belfast, Ireland they visited the Titanic Museum. Middle left, Lynda Wristen and Katharine Fisher took the Sooke News Mirror to a centuriesold cemetary in Ireland. Bottom left, Bill Wilson and Sharon Branchaud visited the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Sooke News Mirror went along for the ride.

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Top right, Hola! On Jackie Dexter’s recent trip to Mexico she visited the Mayan ruins of Coba-Quintana Roo and saw and climbed the largest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula “Nohoch Mul” 138 feet in height. Middle right, These lucky kids got to spend their spring break together enjoying the warm Aloha sunshine. They are: from left to right: Sydney Cumming, Alison Sudlow, Kailee Purnell, Desiree Cumming, Billy Beecroft, Brandon & Grant Jay and in front Tyson Purnell. It was taken in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. March 25, 2013. Bottom right, The Hearsey family went to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas and they took the Sooke News Mirror along.


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lsland readers love their local newspaper David Black believes in the power of hometown connections Teresa Bird Black Press

Are small town newspapers a good business investment? In light of today’s technology many people believe newspapers are dying, but David Black, owner of Black Press and the Sooke News Mirror doesn’t agree when Black Press Vancouver Island it comes to commuCommunity News Media nity newspapers. • North Island Midweek “I think that week• North Island Gazette ly newspapers are • Campbell River Mirror good business,” says • Comox Valley Record Black. “I don’t see • Parksville Qualicum News the internet threat• Alberni Valley News ening that.” • Nanaimo News Bulletin Black knows what • Ladysmith Chronicle he is talking about. • Lake Cowichan Gazette He got his start in • Cowichan News Leader Pictorial the newspaper busi• Peninsula News Review ness humbly enough • Saanich News when he bought • Oak Bay News the Williams Lake • Victoria News Tribune in 1975 • Goldstream News Gazette from the owners, • Sooke News Mirror one of whom was his • Monday Magazine father. • bcclassifieds.com “I never intended • UsedEverywhere.com to be a newspaperman, I studied engineering and took

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Know before you show The Flower Section at Sooke Fall Fair is always a crowd pleaser. Last year’s exhibits were stunning, partly due to ideal weather conditions. We often hear regrets from the public that they didn’t bring a comparable or better entry than the one displayed…so bring it in this year and win the ribbon. Our Judges (Master Gardeners) tell us that the most common mistakes can be easily corrected if entrants read the schedule, follow the rules precisely, and have a good understanding of class descriptions (i.e. what is a spray, a spike, etc.) . In order to avoid disqualification be sure to check the definitions listed in the catalogue. Some important tips to follow: 1. Plan ahead days or even weeks before fair time. 2. Choose the correct container(s) and be sure they are clean. 3. Ensure entry is free from bugs and free from leaf and bloom damage. 4. Ensure any mechanics used to stabilize the entry are not visible (i.e. paper, foam, etc.). 5. Bear in mind that judging is done when the judge sees the exhibit; what is cut in the evening may not appear the same the next morning. 6. Name the variety as best you can but limit the information. 7. Don’t overdo accessories where permitted. 8. When you place your entry on the table, be sure the best side is forward. 9. Bring extra specimens for those last minute accidents --they can happen!! 10. Before cutting, examine your blooms carefully--you don’t want to leave the best entry in the garden. Helpful hints: - Flowers should be about 1-1/2 to 2 times the height of the container. - Cut stems a few inches longer to allow for later trimming. - Place stems in lukewarm water after cutting then place in a cool spot several hours before showing. Watch for the Sooke Fall Fair 2013 Catalogue available later next month. Kelly Keys, Section Head for Flowers will have new categories this year commemorating the Sooke Fall Fair’s 100th Anniversary. The “tea cup” arrangement should be a popular class this year. And speaking of tea, come to the monthly Fall Fair Flea Market, Saturday, May 25,10-2 at the Sooke Community Hall, have a cup of tea and a crumpet or scone, find out what’s happening and become a volunteer for this very special fall fair, “Our First 100 Years.” Thanks to Carol for judging information. She will be glad to answer any of your questions and can be reached through Ida, Sooke Fall Fair President at 250-642-4110.

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing: Will be held at: Otter Point Fire Hall Located at: 3727 Otter Point Road, Otter Point, BC On: Monday, May 27, 2013 starting at 7pm To consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3872 - cited as “Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 116, 2013.” The purpose of Bylaw No. 3872 is to amend Bylaw No. 2040, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, by creating a new Rural Residential 3 Kennel (RR-3K) zone, and deleting lands from the Rural Residential 3 (RR-3) zone, and adding to the Rural Residential 3 Kennel (RR-3K) zone for the purpose of permitting a kennel on Lot 1, Section 31, Otter District, Plan 25582, except Plan VIP63956 (2276 Kemp Lake Road), as shown on the map below. The actual Bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3872 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, 2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from May 8 to May 27, 2013, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf. Written submissions should be sent to the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, by mail to Box 283, Sooke, BC V9Z 0S9; by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or by fax at 250.642.5274. Written submissions should be received no later than noon on May 27, 2013 to ensure availability at the Public Hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the Public Hearing. Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 3872 will be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice. For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.1500 local 206. S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer Public Hearing 2 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing: Will be held at: Otter Point Fire Hall Located at: 3727 Otter Point Road, Otter Point, BC On: Monday, May 27, 2013 after the close of the Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 3872 To consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3873 - cited as “Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 117, 2013.” The purpose of Bylaw No. 3873 is to amend Bylaw No. 2040, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, by creating a new Rural Residential A Kennel (RR-AK) zone, and deleting lands from the Rural Residential A (RR-A) zone, and adding to the Rural Residential A Kennel (RR-AK) zone for the purpose of permitting a kennel on Lot 28, Section 15, Otter District, Plan VIP87643 (3312 Otter Point Road), as shown on the map below. The actual Bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3873 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, 2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from May 8 to May 27, 2013, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf.

We need the public’s help! In 1913 Sooke held its first Fall Fair. One hundred years later the Sooke Fall Fair is still going strong.  To compile a complete history of our fair we need assistance from the public.  We have most of the Sooke Fall Fair catalogues from 1950 to 2012 but are missing: 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1969 and 1973.  If anyone has copies of these we would like to scan them for our collection. We are also looking for any information from 1913 to 1949; this could be pictures, entry tags, ribbons, section/class lists, trophies, prizes, newspaper articles, family stories, etc. Over the years we have seen many trophies, many were donated by businesses and some in memory of Fall Fair volunteers or entrants.   Our goal is to locate as many of these trophies as possible and record the history of the trophy.  We have been quite successful in finding most of them, but some elude us.    Please contact Sandy at sookefallfairemail@ gmail.com if you can help.

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Written submissions should be sent to the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, by mail to Box 283, Sooke, BC V9Z 0S9; by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or by fax at 250.642.5274. Written submissions should be received no later than noon on May 27, 2013 to ensure availability at the Public Hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the Public Hearing. Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 3873 will be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice. For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.1500 local 206. S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer


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May 21, 2003 Remembering Jes Sunday with lights On Sunday night, switch your porch light on in memory of a missing Sooke teen. “People can show the Adkens family that Jesokah is not forgotten by turning on their porch light,� said Rhonda Morgan, executive director of the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC). Jesokah was last seen on the evening of Sept 26, 2001, at a bus stop just west of Saseenos elementary school. Call the Sooke RCMP at 642-5241 or the MSCS at 1-800-661-6160 with any information regarding Jesokah’s disappearance May 20, 1998 Good Samaritan pulls strings for puppy A sick five-month-old puppy made its way to Saskatoon, Sask. Thurs-

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In a recent tournament, Sooke girls’ Bantam B team reached for, and achieved, a gold medal victory. Playing in a tournament held at Richmond Girls Softball Association, the undefeated Sooke Bantam B girls (Sooke Cyclones) entered into their final play-off game, vying for the gold/silver medal against the Nanaimo Breakers. They won with a hard-earned 14 to 13 against the Nanaimo Breakers. The game was scheduled to be seven innings or two hours,

whichever came first. Those limits were exceeded as the teams were tied, nine all, at the bottom of the seventh. When this happens, international rules apply, meaning the teams were given as many innings as they need in order to score a winning run. However, if the visiting team (first at bat, at the top of each inning) scores a run, the home team gets to go to bat to try and score a run at the bottom of that same inning. At the bottom of the eighth inning, the score was again evenly matched, 11 each. At the bottom of the

ninth, it was a 12-all game. At the top of the tenth, Nanaimo Breakers got in another run, giving them the lead at 13 to 12 over Sooke. Then, the Cyclones went to bat and got not one but two runs they needed to finally wrap-up the game. The final score, after 10 innings, was Sooke 14 and Nanaimo — a most worthy opponent — 13. Starting pitcher was Qu Lovbakke, who pitched the first inning. Kathryn Ebert pitched eight innings, throwing 140 pitches in total. An exhausted Ebert was strategically replaced by Hailey Dimock who

pitched the final inning. “All the girls on the team participated and made great plays,” says Donna Ebert, the proud mother to one of the pitchers Kathryn Ebert. Team members include Kathryn Ebert, Qu Lovbakke, Jaylin Doumont, Emily Bernard, Shaylin Warren, Cassidy Logan, Jessa Katz, Hailey Dimock, Hailey Bryant, Kama Mollena, Rachel Able, Jessie Power (absent) and Alisha Norman (absent). The team is coached by Noreen Lovbakke, Tray Lovbakke and Jason Dumont. With notes from Donna Ebert

With the surprise appearance of the sun on Thursday, students from Journey middle school enjoyed an afternoon skateboarding lesson at the Sooke Sk8 Park. As a part of the school’s exploratory program, Debbie Holmes of Langford’s Side Step skateboarding school came to Sooke to engage the students in skateboarding exercises and drills. Holmes is an avid skateboarder herself, and strongly advocates education and safety. All students participating in her classes are required to wear helmets. Exercises ranged in levels of difficulty, and students were encouraged to participate at their own level of ability. On June 29, there will be a second annual district-wide skateboarding competition, in which teams from EMCS and Journey will be competing. “This is all about the school’s skateboard kids being part of a school team and representing their school  with their awesome talent,” writes Debbie Holmes in an email. “This gives them an opportunity to shine not only for

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Airborn, Merrick (above) from Journey middle school enjoys skating in the sun while earning credits. Bethany and Max (below) listen attentively as the exercises are explained. their school but for their community. It creates a sense of belonging.” Besides the competing events, there be face painting, free barbecue and music. The Zone will also be there. For more information please contact Debbie Holmes at 250-8800273.

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Sooke sees softball in Saskatoon this summer

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Two of B.C.’s top softball contenders come from Sooke

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Of the 15 top fastball players in B.C., two of the young men selected for Team BC hail from

Sooke. Ryan Spence and Kelby Wittich will be playing in the upcoming U21 Men’s International Softball Championships happening this year in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Come-from-behind viCtory for emCS StudentS in game againSt teaCherS

pitch. Which he finds unfortunate, as “fast pitch can become more of a pitcher’s game whereas softball tends to be more of a team sport.” It is the collaboration of a strong team that really appeals to Kelby. To which his father, Doug Wittach, adds, “Though his goal is to officiate hockey at the NHL level one day, his love is ball and will always be ball.” Regardless of the limited future, two of Sooke’s finest softball players will be heading to Saskatoon this summer to compete against teams of equally high calibre. And what the future holds for these two talented young men is anyone’s guess. Their youth, talent, and passion for team sports and leadership can serve them well.

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On Thursday, May 16, students from Edward Milne community school squared up against the teachers in a co-ed basketball competition. The students started slowly and were trailing significantly by the end of the first half, but they finished the game strong — to thundering applause from the mostly-student onlookers — with a 46 to 44 victory.

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of whom are actively engaged in baseball. The other Sooke player, Ryan Spence, is also a well-rounded athlete. “Ryan has played basketball for me for two years at EMCS. As well he has served as an assistant coach to both the senior boys’ and junior boys’ basketball team. Ryan comes from a fastball family!” writes Trevor Bligh, one of Sooke’s accomplished volunteer basket ball coaches. “He’s a nice kid.” Outside of playing for Team Canada, Kelby says there are limited career opportunities in softball. He finds, sadly, that interest in the game locally is waning. The competition for young, active players is fierce. “There are a lot of other sports to choose from,” Kelby says. This limits the number of players who sign up. Also, he notes, softball tends to be less respected than fast

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Kelby Wittich (pictured) and Ryan Spence, both from Sooke, selected to play on the BC Softball team.

on July 9-14. According to the Saskatoon information guide, “The 2013 U21 Men’s International Softball Championships is an event developed by Softball Canada and it’s provincial softball organizations across Canada to provide a competition for the male U21 classification to replace the Canada Games Program. This program was developed to provide a National/International caliber event to better prepare the athletes for possible future National Team invites.” In other words, it’s an incredibly opportunity for two of our young men. In conversation with 19-year-old Kelby Wittich, Kelby said he’s been playing for 13 or 14 years now. His father, Doug Wittich, coached “throughout my entire softball career,” and managed a ballpark. Wittich has a brother and sister, both


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Smooth waters at Sooke sailing school

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Nine-year-old Alabama Pedersen at the helm with eight-year-old Tobias Conradi giving the thumbs up in Coopers Cove.

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Given our picturesque seaside location, water-safety matters. Especially when it comes to our children. The Sooke Sailing Association will be offering its second annual sailing camp for children between

the ages of six and 14 again this year. Here, the children will (in order of priority) have fun, learn how to be safe around water, and learn how to sail. Last year, the SSA offered one one-week camp. It was booked fully within one week of announcing the program. Gord Fulcher of the Sooke Sailing

Association said the children enjoyed it so much last year that most of them have signed up again for this year’s camp. So, this year, they have increased their offerings from one one-week camp up to three one-week camps, starting on July 8 and running for three consecutive weeks (July 8,

15 and 22). The camps will cost $250 per child, per week, and there are subsidies available. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and lessons include both “classroom” content and hands-on sailing experience. A day-inthe-life of a student at camp would consist of morning warm-up and

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fun time, sailing on the water (with life jackets on of course), lunch, and a debriefing at the end of the day. “There are three parts to it,” said Fulcher. “First, the kids are having fun, and that’s really important. The second thing is that they are learning to be safe around the water. And the third thing is that they learn how to sail by the end of the week.” Kids attending the camp will also learn valuable life skills that according to Fulcher include leadership, teamwork, decisionmaking, crisis management, and “a good healthy respect for the waters.” Fulcher has a longterm vision of inspiring children who want to continue with sailing as a passion into aspiring for sailing at the Olympic level. For more information about the camp or the subsidies available, contact Gord Fulcher at the Sooke Sailing Association, 778-425-4030.

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Kaylee Dorval receives leaDership awarD meDal

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Late last month, one of Sooke’s EMCS Rugby players received a Leadership Award. At the Castaway Wanderers (CW) 2012/13 Awards Banquet, on Saturday April 27, 2013, Kaylee Dorval received a Junior Girls Award. As posted on the awards website, “Junior Girls Award recipient Kaylee Dorval confirmed the future is indeed bright for CW Rugby.”

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ATGATT and other cool motorcycling acronyms

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If you have not yet logged on to the information highway, you may have been spared the inundation of some really cool acronyms. In which case, you may still think that LOL means Lots of Love, or that ROFL is a sound that golden retriever makes when she’s home alone, or that LMAO is a typo for lame-o. Once you get on the Internet, you’ll discover that periodically posting these acronyms help you look like you know what you’re doing. Post ROFLMAO and enjoy the projection of your slick savvy.

Sick, isn’t it? (“Sick,” btw means “really really cool.”) The motorcyclist’s highway is equally littered with some really cool insider acronyms. Some are useful and will save your LIFE (Living Injury Free Everyday); others may just cause you to laugh (or cringe, depending on your perspective). Really, really cool people use acronyms. From the serious to the ridiculous, here are a few for you to mull over.

ATGATT

This acronym stands for All The Gear, All The Time. I can’t speak (or write) enough to this one. Think of an electric sander with the roughest grit size imaginable. Think of turning that sander on high. And then consider pressing that sander, full force, against your ankle or wrist bones, knees or nose. Lastly, think of what you want to have between as a buffer between your soft skin and that sander. (No, please don’t try this at

home.) The second reminder on this acronym is that it should apply to anyone riding with you. If you love them, care enough to insist they are duly bubble-wrapped. And if you don’t, leave them on the roadside with enough bus fare to get home safely.

Choke: If the weather or your bike is cold, you will need to open the choke. Some schools teach FINES, which is the same except for (you guessed it) the S, which refers to the Stand, or kickstand. As I am sure you guessed, it should be tucked away for riding.

FINE-C (or FINES)

SEE

This acronym stands for a starting procedure that has saved me countless times from looking stupid. This matters when your aspiration, like mine, is to look cool. Fuel: Make sure you have turned the fuel switch ON, and make sure you have enough fuel to ride. Ignition: Do you have your key? Looking good! Neutral: Is your bike in neutral? A quick check is roll your bike slightly forward, slightly back with the clutch out. If your bike is in gear, it won’t move. Engine kill switch: Is it ON? Really, this is the final check on your Looking-Cool gauge.

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The American Motorcycle Safety Foundation uses this acronym to teach the thought process that goes along with active riding: Search out potential hazards; Evaluate their likelihood of impacting you; Execute your preventative manoeuvre to avoid said hazard. ICBC likes to put it in their own words: See Think Do. Personally, I think SEE is sweeter (or, “sicker”), but maybe that’s just me.

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Hang On, Not Done Accelerating (or, conversely, How Odd, No Darn Acceleration).

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Not too good for these anglers who ran into trouble off Owen Point in Port Renfrew last week. All four people were safely rescued by a Coast Guard helicoptor and the boat was salvaged later at high tide. The May long weekend has passed, which marks the unofficial opening of the summer fishing season off Port Renfrew and Sooke. Although salmon regulations have slowed salmon fishing opportunities in Sooke, halibut has been the main focus for most anglers. Although anywhere past Sheringham Point anglers can take wild or hatchery chinooks. Local Sooke anglers are continuing to catch nice sized Halibut in the 15 to 30 pound range. Muir Creek, in 120 to 180 feet of water, has been the hot spot as well as Point No Point and Jor-

dan River. The nice thing about fishing west of Sheringham Point — you can switch over to salmon with no issues with over/under size limits. Port Renfrew is heating up as well. The Port Renfrew Marina is open from now until Thanksgiving weekend for camping and moorage. It’s a great place to stay and they sell fuel, tackle, bait and the Cook Shack is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. The new Pacific Gateway Marina should be open by June 1 and they have moorage and as well they sell gas. The government wharf docks

should be in place in the next week or so with mostly charter boats. The great thing about Renny is that the chinook over/under rule is not in place which is nice so when one catches a nice fish it’s a keeper. And early season halibut fishing is very good anywhere from in front of Port San Juan or Sombrio to the east or

Carmanah and beyond to the west. Until next time. Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic Want to fish for halibut and salmon in Sooke? Call West Isle Fishing Experience 250858-3611. located in Coopers Cove @ the Stickleback West Coast Eatery Want to fish in Port Renfrew? Trailhead Resort 250647-5468.

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Day Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

07:16 08:01 00:32 01:10 01:52 02:37 03:26 04:18

2.6 2.0 9.8 10.2 10.5 10.2 9.8 9.2

13:40 14:40 08:46 09:31 10:17 11:03 11:49 12:35

6.6 6.9 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.3

17:22 18:03 15:35 16:27 17:17 18:06 18:55 19:44

5.9 6.2 7.2 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.9 7.9

23:59 9.5 18:45 19:29 20:17 21:21 23:35

6.6 6.6 6.9 6.9 6.9

TIMES ARE IN STANDARD TIME, HEIGHTS IN FEET Best fishing time: 1½ hours after high tide.

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