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Fire cause most likely unintentional Investigators attempt to determine path of the fire Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

Whether it was a deliberate act of arson, a prank or poor judgement will never be known, but what is known, about the July 31 fire that destroyed a block of offices in Sooke, is that it took very little fire to bring down the building. RCMP investigators were at the fire scene on Wednesday, August 14 to watch what happened when Sooke firefighters recreated how they thought the fire started. They believe a very small fire, started with a match, was set in a plastic recycling bin at the back of the Royal Bank premises. They investigators brought in a wheeled bin similar to what the merchants used then newspapers, shredded and assorted paper was placed about half way to the top. The bin was placedin the location where the other had been. With the flick of a Bic, the fire began. Fire Chief Steven Sorensen said that

within 45 minutes the temperature on the stucco of the building was 800 degrees and the plastic bin melted and began to flow. The temperature and a small flame was all that was needed to bring down an entire building block. “It was like lava, with no accelerants, just the paper and mostly the bin,” said Sorensen. That is how they believe the fire started. It is thought the July 31 fire then travelled up the studs behind the stucco and through to the offices of the Royal Bank. The fire, thought to be contained at one point, traveled through the rafters of the building spreading the fire across the length of the building. The second floor, which took the weight of thousands of gallons of water then collapsed. “It was a text book fire,” said the chief. The fire on July 31 was one of the hardest fires the department has had to deal with for many years and the loss will amount to millions of dollars. The owners have

Pirjo Raits photo

A firefighter was at the scene of a test fire built in order to ascertain where and how the fire started that destroyed a business block in the heart of Sooke on July 31. Below, the mess at the rear of the business block at Evergreen Centre. stated they will rebuild. Each of the businesses have moved into new premises. Back in 2012, there were concerns of a number of suspicious fires set in and around Sooke. A mobile home fire just off Sooke Road, as well as a fifth-wheel fire on Kaltasin, a tree on the old golf course property, a home on Rhondonite as well as a number of other unexplained fires over the years raised questions with the fire chief. editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, august August 21, 2013 2013

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CounCil Briefs

Up Sooke

District of Sooke council, at the regular meeting on August 12 dealt with the following items on the agenda:

COMMUNITY INTEREST

The DisTricT of sooke is seeking community members who would be interested in heading up both the canada Day committee as well as the safe halloween committee. BoTh of These family events are well attended and looked forward to by the residents of sooke. Give the mayor a call at 250-642-1634.

CHaMBER GOLF TOURNEY

Don’T miss ouT. GeT Your foursome together and sign up for the sooke region chamber of commerce golf tournament at Demamiel creek Golf course. The DaTe To mark down is friday, sept. 13. more DeTails will be forthcoming. it’s always a good day on the golf course!

WEaTHER

The weaTher is not going to change any time soon. The temperatures are expected to hover in the 18-20 degree range at least until the first week of september. Get out there and enjoy the sunshine.

Thumbs Up To The sooke loggers for a remarkable and outstanding season. You make us all proud.

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Getting the word out

The good folks at sooke fax & Copy Centre had so many people asking where the Sooke News Mirror’s new office was that they placed this on their front counter and on facebook. it’s nice to see someone with a sense of humour. other walk-in businesses displaced from the July 31 fire have found premises as well. They include Barton insurance who are now at evergreen Centre by fields. The royal Bank has set up in two spots, one at shoppers Drug Mart and the other atr the Cedar Grove building on sheilds road.

• Bylaw No. 576, council gave the Approving Officer full exemption powers under section 944(1) of the Local Government Act. Bylaw 546, Delegation of Exemption from Minimum Frontage Requirement Bylaw, 2012, was amended. A parcel can be exempted from the statutory minimum frontage providing the minimum frontage is not reduced by more than 10 per cent of the amount stated in the bylaw. • Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw No. 579, Zoning Amendment Bylaw and a Public Hearing will be scheduled. The purpose of the application is to rezone the property at 2078 Kennedy Street from Large Lot Residential to Small Lot Residential to further subdivide the 0.25-acre property. The proponant wants to create two lots. • Tsunami signs may once again grace the low lying areas aroundSooke. Even though it has been 500 years since the last major earthquake struck this region, the risk is said to be about 10 per cent that a major earthquake will occur within our lifetimes. This replacement of the signs comes from a Capital Regional Dis-

trict study of the tsunami risk to all areas of the CRD. The district had such signs in place during the reign of the last council and opted to remove them because homeowners felt they reduced property values as well as made tourists nervous. The CRD is recommending the signs be placed four metres above the high tide mark thereby establishing a safe zone above the low lying waterfront. Areas identified as needing such signs are: Whiffin Spit Park, low lying areas along Whiffin Spit Road and West Coast Road from Sea Lion Way to the public boat launch, Ella Beach, the old Butler log sort along West Coast Road, Billings Spit, low lying areas along Belvista Road, the Sooke Community Association Park along the Sooke River, Coopers Cove, Goodridge Road and the waterfront along Silver Spray. The district will be responsisble for the cost, placement and posts for the 15 to 20 signs throughout the district. Fire Chief Sorensen will look into the costs and a public input meeting will be scheduled. As to the last set of signs, Councillor Rick Kasper, who was on council at the time, said, “they went up and went down just as fast.”

Funding provides impetus to start building Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

The Hope Centre, an affordable housing project in Sooke, just received an injection of funds from the Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission. At the August 14 meeting of the Capital Regional District Board, a recommendation was passed to grant the M’Akola Housing Society $375,000 to create 25 new supportive rental housing units. The grant is subject to meeting the terms of the RHTF Grant Funding Agreement by September 1, 2013. “This is a good news story,” said Councillor Rick Kasper, CRD board alternate. “It’s the first

time we’ve received money.” The District of Sooke is providing a grant of $69,219, by waiving commercial building permit and development fees. The funds will be paid out of the Council Contingency fund in a lump sum but budgeted over the next five years. “It’s the maximum we can do,” said Kasper. Work has already begun on the project along West Coast Road at the site of the old St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. The Hope Centre is a combination of the housing societies of M’Akola and St. Vincent De Paul. They combined resources and responded to a CRD

Housing Secretariat/ Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness call for proposals. The Hope Centre would be a mixed-use resource and hosting

facility with four floors. The bottom floor will house the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store with the second floor dedicated to education facilities and offices.

The upper floors would be rental suites and will provide much-needed supportive housing for Aboriginal youth and general youth at risk. The project’s total

cost is $5.9 million with $1.8 million coming from the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

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Britt Santowski/Pirjo Raits photos

Top left, Shirley Day on Sunday, Aug. 18 was a hit for locals and visitors as was the Farm Tour, bottom left visitors check out Tugwell Honey Farm and Meadery. Right, on Saturday a shopper stops at the Sooke Country Market for some fresh produce.

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atie Bennett, one of the organizers of the Vancouver Island ArtistFest is excited about having her event combine with the fire dpeartment’s. “We are collaborating with the Sooke Fire Rescue Service to combine two awesome events,into one amazing event ... We will be celebrating VIAF at the same time as the 100year anniversary of Sooke Fire and Recue,” said Bennett in an email. She stated August 24 would start out with a parade featuring over two dozen

trucks and emergency vehicles from six different stations. Departing promptly at 10:30 a.m. from SEAPARC, and finishing by 11 a.m. at John Phillips Memorial Park. The Vancouver Island ArtistsFest will start at 11 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. You can expect eight live bands, a full vendor market, food and beverage vendors, art display and a youth zone with fun (and free) activities hosted by different organizations, including the Sooke Harbourside Lions, Shaw Ocean Discovery, Victoria Compost and the Sooke Fire Depart-

ment will even have their bouncy house set up. Some of the bands performing include: Kemal Evans, Deep Sea Gypsies, The Roper Show, Spaceport Union, The New Groovberment and Scarlet the Hare. Never heard of these groups? Well, this is your chance to hear local bands playing their grooves. There will also be a static display featuring an antique, stream powered fire engine, that will be pumping water throughout the day. Followed by an official after party at the 17

Mile House Pub, hosted by Vinnie Slobberino, from VinFest and featuring DJ Neon Steve. Bennett and team have decided to focus their fundraising efforts on the Sooke Food Bank, to assist them in their time of need. We will also be teaming up with Social Coast to launch a Food Security Campaign in the fall, Bennett states. Since this is a free event, they will be raising funds through a ‘by donation’ draw, with the grand prize being an Ultimate Sooke Getaway for one lucky winner plus guest. There will also be tons of

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This property is true paradise with the main house situated in the centre of meadow-like surroundings. The cottage, oozing with character is literally a stone’s throw from the water. In earlier years it was a hobby farm with laying chickens, pigs and cattle. The chicken house and barn are still in workable condition. Horses could be at home here on this cleared land. The sunny aspect would lend itself wonderfully to agriculture. You really have to see this to appreciate it, so please call and book a showing. $1,100,000 MLS® 324706

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This 1991 home has been well loved & it shows throughout. Features 4BR/3BA, elegant LR w/built-in wall unit & fp, fabulous new Cherry Shaker Kitchen w/ quartz counters, top-end stainless appliances, formal DR w/French Door sliders, and cozy FR w/woodstove. Huge private outdoor living space w/tiered decks and colourful mature gardens (wired for Hot Tub). Double Garage w/workshop space & loads of concrete parking. NEW ROOF. 4BR upstairs + oversized bonus room w/ private patio. $414,900 MLS® 327269

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Picnic on Goodridge Peninsula

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Britannia was the name of the motor vessel they journeyed on, built by Richard Cains, and Goodridge Peninsula was where they held their picnic. It was 1942, and Goodridge Peninsula was still raw land, owned by the FrancoCanadian Company, subdivider of Saseenos. A few years later, this peninsula became home to Sooke’s major sawmill operation that was to last 40 years and provide employment for many hundreds of men. These Sooke folk were enjoying an outing hosted by Richard “Poppa” Cains, Sooke’s veteran boatbuilder who had come here from Newfoundland in 1890. He is seen standing (in dark vest and white shirt) with the CNR grade behind him at Coopers Cove. This grade of course is now part of our Galloping Goose hiking trail. “Poppa” Cains had sailed here around the Horn and engaged in the sealing industry before marrying Margaret Charters in

Farmhouse Recipes

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1896. When he built a 60-foot sloop in 1902 christened the Western Slope, a school holiday was declared. At left is Ken Cains, next Mary Hanson (later Brizan) peeking over the dog; Bobby Hanson; Jean (Mrs. Ken) Cains; Mary Stephenson alongside her fiancé Dick Cains; Jessie (Mrs. Ralph) Strong; Stanley Cains; Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell and “Poppa” Cains; Irene and Bill Cains.

Standing, right, is Allan King, a British wartime refugee nicknamed “Air Raid” and Henry “Hank” Hanson who became general manager of the Western Forest Products conglomerate. The three young people lounging in the foreground are Jim Lorimer (who was to become Minister of Municipal Affairs in Dave Barrett’s NDP government), his fiancé Cicely Charters and Margaret Lorimer who became Mrs. Wilf

Strong – think Strong’s Mobile Home Park. In his senior years “Poppa Cains” had his own tiny cottage right where Marie Haldane’s Country Garden Centre was later developed, and right alongside the garage service station operated by his sons Ken and Bill Cains up to the 1960s. It’s the spot where Rasmus Rabien runs his welding business today. Elida Peers, Historian

1/2 cup softened butter, freshly ground pepper to taste. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Chill in a small crock or double the recipe and freeze some in your ice cube trays and then put them in a bag in the freezer.  You can use olive oil in place of the butter if you like. It

keeps in the fridge for a week or so.   Use a dollop on   hamburger, steaks, lamb or fish. Simple Tomato and Basil Salad 6 ripe tomatoes, 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, freshly ground black pepper (to taste), 1/2 cup finely chopped basil leaves. Mix oil, vinegar and pepper

and pour over chopped tomatoes and basil. Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavor is absorbed. You may also add freshly chopped cucumbers if you like or just make with cucumbers. Add feta cheese for a little extra touch as well. Submitted by Ellen Lewers mrslewersfarmhouse@shaw.ca

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Margaret Baxter turned 90 on August 15th. Congratulations to a very special lady! Family from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Vancouver and Victoria celebrated the occasion at The Prestige in Sooke. Best wishes for health and happiness and much love from your family and friends.

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The Sooke Youth Council just launched a women’s inter-generational mentorship program at the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Wednesday, August 14. “Sooke residents have so much to offer — we are a vibrant, passionate, and talented community,” writes Ebony Logins, the Sooke Youth Council Coordinator. “Our goal is to build a database of the skills and abilities of our community members to help increase the overall capacity of our community, with a focus on youth ages 13-21.” The Youth Council is looking for “local female role models who are interested in helping young women stay active in Sooke.” This initiative is part of a 10-month PeerNetBC project called

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A scene from the recent Youth Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Building Inclusive Communities (BIC), which focuses on creating opportunities for intergenerational mentorship. “In the BIC program, we are one of five groups across B.C. who are helping each other solve community problems by sharing experiences and project ideas,” said Logins. “We believe that creating mentorship opportunities with peers and

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between generations will help Sooke become a more vibrant community.” The Sooke Youth Council is responsible for spear-heading many initiatives that benefit youth in Sooke. They coordinate free basketball at EMCS every Monday and Wednesday from 7 - 9 p.m. They are facilitating an Ella Beach cleanup on August 25 that starts at 10 a.m. and

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wraps up with a barbecue at noon. Food, gloves and garbage bags will be provided. And, they are organizing a youth dance at the Sooke Community Hall on August 30, from 6 - 10 p.m. To get involved in their mentorship program, or to stay current on their many activities, visit their Facebook fan page at facebook.com/ sookeyouthcouncil

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Accomplish a lot in last half term Sooke and area has enjoyed some of the best summer weather in recent memory. And the amazing thing is that it is expected to stick around until at least the first week of September. Hurray. Visitors coming out to stay gives residents a good reason to become tourists in their own town. There may not always be something going on in Sooke but the beaches, campgrounds, trails and lovely outdoor spaces don’t need any public event to make them attractive. We are so incredibly fortunate to live in an area envied by people from all over the world. It is the wild West Coast and it is at our doorstep. Take a drive out to Jordan River and watch the surfers (if the surf’s up), meander into Port Renfrew or take the Pacific Marine Circle Route for a change of pace and scenery. Sometimes it takes someone else coming into town to make us all remember what a great place we live in. It may not last in its present state forever so we need to savour what we have right now. It may be a bit “under-developed” but I do believe that’s what keeps it pristine, unique and Sooke. This won’t last though. We don’t want to be like Langford, but we do want some of the goodies, like sidewalks, to make Sooke a walk able and pedestrian-friendly town. Because it’s already got the friendly down to an art. It’s also time for council to start clearing up some of the outstanding issues, like a definitive place for a bike park, dog park and horseshoe pitch. Take action and stick to your guns. Let’s just get it over with. We will always have complainers and enthusiasts and chances are we cannot please everyone. The boardwalk may have cost Sooke more than most wanted, but we all have to agree that it is a good thing, even though it was like pulling teeth to get it. So, let’s please accomplish something in this last half term in office. At least make a decision one way or another.

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Musings from an Old Age Pensioner 1.Mauve flower planters: Ugh! Why not paint the two bands on each planter dark green, to match the sign? (needs painting). Compare Home hardware’s yellow and rust planters. 2. Walk light: To drivers turning left from Murray Road to West Coast Road, there is a walk light that goes on just at the time you can turn left. To pedestrians, it’s best to catch the eye of the driver. Too many near misses for me! 3. Sewer odour: At this same corner and along West Coast Road there is a sewer smell. Not all the time, just sometimes. It is not the ocean as a previous writer claimed. 4. Postal changes: Who to believe, the federal postal or the union? I just hope that the friendly, rural atmosphere of our post office is never affected. For some seniors a visit to Sooke’s post office is the only human contact they get in a day. And to all our dogs, this rates A+ as do visits to Home Hardware, the Royal Bank and Wiskers and Waggs, all of whom give out dog treats. 5. Financial help for pet owners: Recently, my 16-yearold cat whom I’ve had since she was a kitten had to be put down. Thankfully, the vet’s office

has a list of charitable societies who will help with a donation towards the costs. Even though Sooke is not within their area, Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders and VOCAL in the Sidney area both contributed to my bill which the vet reduced because I am an OAP. (Maybe it’s time to start a non-profit foundation in Sooke to help lower income people with their vet bills.) 6. Tim Horton’s: I heard one of the owners of Evergreen mall being interviewed by CFAX after the fire. He hinted at the possibility of Tim Horton’s being a leasee once the damaged part has been rebuilt. Tim Bits for all the firefighters and businesses affected. 6. Garbage dumping: Your last couple of editions showed pictures of unauthorized garbage dumped on some of the more rural properties, Are the business and apartment owners in urban Sooke aware that unauthorized persons are dumping their garbage in your unlocked dumpsters? 8. Sooke boardwalk: I read many letters of complaint about our last municipal council’s decision to build a boardwalk but few letters of praise once the boardwalk was built. I would like to thank our former council

for bringing the idea to fruition. I have heard tourists expressing surprise and pleasure when they first see it and I have seen locals using it daily for exercise. But most memorable was the expression of pure delight on the face of a physically/mentally challenged young man as his caretaker pushed him down the ramp in his wheelchair.’ 9. Animal abuse: To the person who complained to the police about a dog locked in a car on a warm day and to the person who complained to the SPCA that I had tied my dog to a dumpster in the sun without water available while I was at work all day; thank you for your concern for the welfare of our pets. I know it’s difficult making the decision to complain to an authority or not. My suggestion is to first talk to the owner if possible. In my case, the dumpster gave the only shade in the yard and the leash tied to it gave the dog enough line to be the sun or shade. The water was in the shade behind the dumpster and I was close by on my knees gardening. It’s easy to jump to conclusions but it’s better to “jump” than let the animal suffer. Finally mused out.

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On location at Shirley Day on Sunday, Aug. 18, we asked: What is your favourite thing about Shirley?

2x14 My favourite thing about Shirley is the Sheringham Lighthouse and the people.

We’re so thrilled to have Shirley Delicious open. Phil has been a gem to the community.

I grew up in the country and this is the first place where I felt real community.

The openness and the welcome feeling you get from the residents.

John Walls Shirley

Emily Hiebert with Ewan Shirley

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House values dropping Here’s an interesting story, the local Sooke government has killed the value of homes in the Sooke area. Homes over $400,000 are being foreclosed on with losses of $70,000 or more. People are buying $400,000 homes when they is an ample supply of new homes for $300,000. Home owners may not be aware of it yet, but if the bought a home for $400,000 plus they will never get their money back out of it because of the short sightedness. This is not the first communities that this has happened, try Googling the topic and you will be shocked!. Stop the insanity Mr. Mayor. Mark E.S. Bernard Sooke

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this cougar, looking very comfortable in the backyard of sooke News Mirror reader Murray McCluskey on August 7.

Donation of blood requested for Gold Ribbon Campaign September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As a family member of a child who survived cancer and a close family friend of a child who did not win her battle against cancer I am asking your readers to donate blood. This is the second year that Canadian Blood Services and the Gold Ribbon Campaign have partnered together to encour-

age families to rally together and donate blood, to honour childhood cancer survivors, and to remember childhood heroes who lost their lives. The Gold Ribbon is the international symbol for childhood cancer in every form. Each year, 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer. The Campaign was created by Londoner, Stephanie Simmons (three time

brain tumour survivor) and her family to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The campaign’s goal is to collect 1,700 blood donations – representing one donation for each young hero. A child with cancer may need five donors every week. Please honour these children in their fight. The locations, dates and times of blood donor clinics in these areas in September.

Sooke: Westshore Centre, Sept. 25 and 26, 1 to 6 p.m. To book an appointment please call 1-888236-6283 or go on line at www.blood.ca New donors and walk-ins are needed and welcome. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further information Marguerite Gunning (250) 589-8881

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Shocked at fire loss We have been away in Alberta working on the farm with no computer or TV access and were shocked to hear about the fire in the mall and loss of so many businesses. So very sorry and sad to see the ruins.  However, despite major losses, thankfully everyone was safe throughout it all. It was amazing to hear that you published the Sooke NewsMirror the next week and other businesses have temporarily re-located and all of you making the best of things.   Amazing community spirit. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you all and good luck with rebuilding. We always look forward to reading the Mirror every week.  Jeanette Umbach Sooke  

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Refinery plan needs Canadian lenders David Black says Chinese bank wants him to find 25 per cent at home Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. businessman David Black has been forced to seek Canadian lenders to build his proposed oil refinery near Kitimat at the insistence of the Chinese bank that would act as the main financier. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China declined to fully finance the $25-billion project, Black said, sending him to find a quarter of the required money within Canada. “It really came down to the fact that they wanted some skin in the game out of Canada and they would put 75 per cent of the money up for the refinery,” he said August 12. Black has billed the project, announced a year ago, as a way to create thousands of jobs in B.C. refining Alberta crude oil while ensuring diluted bitumen isn’t shipped in tankers, eliminating one of the biggest objections to construction of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that could supply the crude. Black is advancing the project through

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his firm Kitimat Clean Ltd., but is also majority owner of the Black Press group of community newspapers in B.C., including this paper. He said he believes he has found lenders in Canada but gave no details, except to say he does not intend to take on equity investors. ���It’s too early to say where or how, but I think it’s there,” he said. “Financially, it’s going to work out.” He aims to file a project description with the provincial government in September to initiate the environmental review process. None of the major North American oil companies have expressed any interest in financing or partnering on the refinery but Black said that’s no surprise. Oil extraction is traditionally more profitable than refining, he said, and the biggest energy firms may not want a new refinery compet-

ing against ones they already own. “I understand all that and decided early on I just had to find a way around that and I think I’ve found it.” The $25-billion cost includes roughly $16 billion for the refinery – more than initially estimated due to a new refining process that promises to emit half as much greenhouse gas – with the rest covering a natural gas pipeline, a fleet of tankers and the cost of the oil pipeline, if necessary. Besides securing financing, Black said he must secure sites for the refinery and the marine terminal with the Kitselas and Haisla first nations, determine if inland first nations along the proposed pipeline corridor can come on board and to button down formal supply agreements with Canadian oil companies. He said an engineering firm from Calgary has endorsed the alternative refining process. Black reiterated his position that he could build the refinery even if the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project is rejected and instead bring oil via train, but he emphasized pipelines are safer. “I really hope it doesn’t come to that – I really hope we can do the pipeline.” A pipeline would bring money and benefits for first nations and local communities that

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Parents new to the Sooke School District are asked to register their children at their neighbourhood school between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during the week of August 26 – 30, 2013. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3. All schools will be in session for one-half day. Classroom vacancies will not be known until after the first day of school so children new to the school may not be placed until September 4 or 5.

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Kindergarten parents please note: The first regular day for Kindergarten students will be Wednesday, September 11, with orientation sessions scheduled from September 4 – 10. Details of this schedule will be communicated by the school. Edward Milne (Friday only) Journey (Friday only) John Muir Poirier Port Renfrew (Friday only) Saseenos Sooke

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wouldn’t come with rail shipments, he added. Oil-on-rail shipments have been growing quickly as a way to get Alberta oil to market, but a pall was cast over the method last month when a runaway train carrying light crude oil exploded and destroyed the heart of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Black it’s not clear to him whether there would be a risk of explosion with the rail shipment of diluted oil sands bitumen, but said he would welcome research to address that question. Sending the required oil by rail would add 12 trains per day on the CN Rail line across northern B.C. and Black said that would mean a significant increase in noise and traffic disruption in northern towns.

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The Bear Aware table at Shirley Day, hosted by Debbie Reid, had a very poignant portrayal of the future of a garbage bear in featuring a taxidermy-enhanced adult black bear. The baby bear, shown here with Liam Hann visiting from Calgary, died of natural causes.

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Sunriver Community Garden is flourishing

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Left, Paula McCormick showing the 37-pound cabbage grown, and harvested, at Sunriver Gardens.

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Paula McCormick, the Coordinator and Mentor at Sunriver Garden, dropped by the Sooke News Mirror with a garden update: In the past few weeks, the garden’s harvest has been weighing in at approximately 200 pounds. The freshly harvested produce goes to a variety of places, including Sooke’s food bank and transition house, Vital Vitals, and Meals on Wheels. “We’ve been donating since May,” said McCormick. Where the produce goes depends on what the produce is. Last week, for instance, a single 37-pound cabbage was donated to Meals on Wheels because they could cut it up and distribute it. Other “ball-sized cabbages” are being grown for the food bank. The weekly donated harvest comes from the community garden plots, managed by volunteers, and by donations from other privately held plots. Sooke gardeners interested in contrib-

Right, some of the women volunteers at the community garden, left to right, Cecelia, Dawn, Mara, Sharaleen, Val and Patricia.

uting can drop by the Sunriver Garden on Wednesdays and Sundays between 1 and 4 p.m., which is when McCormick is on site. Grow a Row: Food Chi’s Grow a Row program at Sunriver Community Garden is producing 200 to 300 lbs. of food a week for Sooke’s Food Bank. The production and distribution of local

vegetables will go on at least until October and by then there will be greens planted for winter distribution.  We can always use a few more volunteers to help us out – Wednesday afternoon or Sundays between 1 and 4 p.m. Even an hour to help weed, water and harvest is always welcome.  Come on down to check us out. Novice gardeners are welcomed to this friendly

site. In the meantime Food Chi is planning its annual fundraising feast at SRG on Sunday, Sept. 22, the equinox...tickets on sale soon. This feast is an outside sit-down white linen table cloth event... local foods, Culinary Arts students from EMCS and others have all begun to plan and gather the foods for this fun event, including fishing for salmon. There will also be crabs for the delicious dinner.  For more info go to www.sookefoodchi.ca Any spare veggies in your garden? Sooke’s Food Bank is most appreciative of the fresh vegetables donated by backyard gardens and SRG.  If any

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For the first time in the history of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, both Ucluelet and Tofino are represented by riders from their respective RCMP detachments. Chris Squire, a constable in Ucluelet, started thinking about joining the ride when he spoke with several riders during a stop last year in his community. Ucluelet RCMP Sgt. Jeff Swann, while not a past rider, is a staunch supporter of the Tour de Rock, and he urged Squire to put his name in for a spot on the team. “Jeff is a big supporter of the Tour de Rock,” Squire says. “He’s got four little kids and they all shave their heads every year. He talked me into it. It’s a good cause.” Squire has already raised close to $10,000 for the Tour de Rock, double his original goal. Squire lost his grandmother to cancer, but says he hasn’t had much personal experience with the disease – unlike Tofino Cpl. Andrew Waddell, who along with his wife Vicki and son Justin, have all been diagnosed with cancer in the past few years. Squire’s junior rider this year is Brett Wasylyniuk of Port Alberni, who has been treated for rhabdomyosarcoma, or a cancer of the muscles that attach to bone. Tofino rider Waddell’s journey with cancer has been a long one. The 27-year RCMP veteran was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1997; he had surgery to remove what could be removed, and radiation to try and hit the rest. He still lives with the tumour but says it’s stable. Vicki has had melanoma, or early skin cancer removed, as well as some basal cell carcinomas. Justin was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia when he was only two years old. He went through three years of chemotherapy between ages two and five. Justin is now 15 and loves to surf.

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100 Years of History SOOKE FIRE RESCUE SERVICE 1913-2013

Dedicated firefighters shape the present from the past

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few years prior to the start of the First World War, Sooke had a Sooke Harbour Fire Department. The equipment was kept in Mr. Mugford’s shed, and consisted of a hose reel mounted on two wooden wheels and drawn by four men with ropes and two men at the rear holding a rope to act as a brake. The hose reel and a cup presented to the department by the Canadian Pipe Company is still present in the fire hall. Charter’s Mill was once saved by the fireman using this hose reel when a brush fire was sweeping down towards the mill.

In the beginning:

After the 1914-1918 War there was no organized fire protection until the start of the Second World War when the Civil Protection Committee was formed. The Air Raid Protection supplied firefighting equipment and the committee bought a second-hand Hudson touring car which the Cains Brothers rebuilt as a fire truck. This was kept in Mr. A. F. Brownsey’s garage. At the end of the war, the ARP turned over the fire fighting equipment to the newly formed Sooke Volunteer Fire Department. A firehall was built next to Mr. Brownsey’s store, (approximately where

the Chevron Station is today) with the money and materials being kindly donated by Mr. Mainwaring of the Civil Defence and Mr. Bing, manager of the Sooke Harbour Fishing and Packing Company, each of whom contributed $250. The building was erected by volunteer labour.

taken in from donations given by local residents along with organizations such as the Sooke Lions Club, Sooke Legion, Pensioners and the Victoria Cosmopolitan Club. Hydraulic rescue tools “The Jaws of Life” were also purchased for use on the truck. In keeping the rescue involvement a part of it’s own in the department, a society was formed to allow the public to be involved if they so wished.

The 1950s:

In 1952, the Sooke Volunteer Fire Department became the Sooke Fire Protection District and hydrants and standpipes were installed. The SFPD acquired an International fire truck in 1954 which served until 1970. In 1957, land was acquired for a new firehall in what is now the vacant lot across from Evergreen Centre.

The 1970s:

New equipment was added over the next 10 years and in 1970 the Sooke Fire Department accepted delivery of an identical pair of Ford 625 Thibault pumpers. The officers and trustees drove them to Sooke from Quebec. Always volunteer run, the department hired its first paid employee in 1977. Lorne A. Fisk became Fire Chief. He upgraded the radio and alarm system from the large siren to a pager system. In 1978 portable radios came in the scene. In the year 1979, the Sooke Fireman’s Association purchased a rescue truck with money

The 1980s:

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This photo taken c1944 shows the fire department of the day, featuring a vehicle which had been rebuilt by Cains Brothers for use as a fire truck. This vehicle, which started as a Hudson touring car, is parked on Sooke Road, facing west, and in the background is the small garage where it was housed and the Pollyanna Store owned by Fred and Betty Brownsey. This scene is approximately where Anna Marie Road meets Sooke Road today. Posed are Curley Crawford in the driver’s seat and Fire Chief Albert Wilson in front. At rear are a Mr. Carter, Bert Acreman, Pat Forrest, Laurie Wilson and Rupert Soule. We are fortunate to have former teenage firefighter Pat Forrest still with us today, who recalls that he was 16 when he and his high school pal Laurie joined the volunteer fire department.

The second Sooke Fire Station #1 on Sooke Road. Opened in 1958 – Demolished 1998.

In March 1980 the election of officers was eliminated and members are now given these positions after serving stipulated years of service as well as completing an intensive training program. Members apply for positions and are appointment by the fire chief with input from existing officers. The early 1980’s saw the first expansion of the Sooke Fire Protection District coverage area. Residents of North Sooke requested fire protection for their area. In 1984 a site on Goodridge Road was purchased from BC Hydro for the establishment of a second fire station. The building completed in 1985 serves the area east of the Sooke River Bridge. A refurbished King Seagrave pumper truck was purchased to serve this area. The existing tanker truck was also placed here as

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a large portion of this response district does not have fire hydrants. 1985 also saw the addition of a second paid firefighter to the ranks. Gary Jones was hired to look after the maintenance of the apparatus, equipment and buildings. After his retirement, Dennis Smith took over the duties until he left the department in 1998. Also in 1985, tenders were sent out for a new pumper truck for Station 1. A 1985 Mack truck equipped with a 1,250 gallon per minute pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank was purchased.

The 1990s:

With continued growth and development in the community and the fire department, it was evident the existing Fire Station #1 was getting too small. Plans were formulated to build a larger building to better serve the Fire Protection District. After many attempts at different sites and a failed referendum to build a new station on Grant Road, a new building was finally approved on a site at the end of the John Phillips Memorial Golf Course on Otter Point Road. With careful planning and negotiating the building was enlarged to accommodate the offices of Continued on page 16


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Paying tribute to history of the Sooke Fire Department In 2004, a new fire department crest was developed by firefighter Derek Lewers. In recognizing our association within the new District of Sooke, the coat of arms was incorporated into a striking design. The expanded duties of fire protection as well as rescue were figured prominently in this new design. The old T’Souke nations crest, in use since the mid 1980’s will still be prominently displayed on all apparatus in recognition of our heritage with the Sooke First Nations. Continued from page 15

the Capital Regional District staff. With the lease money obtained from the CRD for the floor space, the fire station could be built with no tax increase to the residents. With encouragement from the local business community, overwhelming support was received in the next referendum and the building was approved. Jim Merrill was contracted to design the structure to fit in with the local area. Construction began in 1996 and the firefighters moved into their new and current home in November of 1997. A special grand opening party was held with Fire Chief Ric Raynor cutting the ribbon. Over 500 people attended the Grand Opening Ball. With over 15,000 square feet of space for the fire department, there is room to grow for many years. Additional apparatus was added over the years. A 1993 4-wheel drive Suburban as the fire chief’s command vehicle, a new 4-wheel drive pickup in 2001, a used ladder truck for

Station # 2 1986.

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2006 Rosenbauer/Spartan 109-foot ladder truck with 1913 hose reel.

$5,000, in 1988. This was acquired upon recommendation from the Fire Underwriters to have a vehicle with an elevated stream device. The vehicle was only in service for just under three years and was sold at auction. In 1998, a used heavy rescue truck was purchased and transported from its old home in New Jersey to Sooke by flat bed truck. This truck replaced the old Chevrolet oneton rescue truck. In 2003, the rescue box was removed from the old Mack chassis and placed on a brand new Freightliner chassis. In 1999 another new pumper was purchased, replacing the old 1969 Thibault designated Engine 201. Big changes occurred in the winter of 1999 when the District of Sooke was incorporated as a municipality. All of the assets of the old Sooke Fire Protection District were turned over to the new municipality. Steve Sorensen, at that time the only full time member of the fire department, became employee #1 in the new

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Sooke was getting pretty advanced in firefighting when the Sooke Fire District bought their second vehicle, a real truck, in the early 1950s. This truck served through the 1960s and in 1970 it went to the Volunteer Fire Department in Port Clements, Queen Charlotte Islands. Retired from active service, it rests in the Port Clements Museum today, where Don and Evelyn Robinson, well-known former Otter Point residents, showed off the historic fire truck, in its freshly painted glory, to the Sooke Region Historical Society’s Sally Bullen on her recent visit to the islands. Elida Peers Historian, Sooke Region Museum District of Sooke.

The 2000s:

Other apparatus continued to be purchased to replace old and worn out apparatus. 2001 saw the acquisition of a new Compressed Air Foam truck to handle the increasing danger of fires in the urban interface area. Another 1250 Freightliner pumper was purchased in 2003 replacing the old Ford, KingSeagrave pumper and is designated Engine 205. The old unit was

sold to the Firefighters Association for $1 to be used as a parade vehicle. In 2004 another 4-wheel drive pickup truck was purchased for use by the career staff during the day and the duty officer at night. Full-time staff had now grown to three members with the hiring of Matt Barney as Training Officer. The year 2006, Requests For Proposals were sent out for a new combination aerial ladder truck and pumper

unit to replace the aging Engine 204. The contract was awarded to Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus and is to date the most expensive fire truck purchased by the Sooke Fire Department. Money was saved by purchasing a demonstrator truck for $605,000 before taxes. The truck was delivered in February, 2007.

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Sooke Fire Rescue built on the dedication of volunteers Sooke Fire Rescue Service – 2006 – to Present

Department staff: With the ever expanding roles of the fire department, the official name was changed to the Sooke Fire Rescue Service in 2007 to better reflect the services the firefighters provide to the community. Rapid community growth began to occur in the region and Sooke for a time was the second fastest grow municipality in the province. Daytime staffing of the fire department became more and more of a challenge as volunteer firefighters were simply not availSNM photo able during the peak Sooke Fire Rescue responded to a fire on July 31, 2013 that destroyed an office building in hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. the town centre. This fire was a good example of the mutual aid agreement with firefightThe career staff of the ers and their equipment responding from all of the neighbouring communities. fire department was Fire Department expanded by two more with the increased to match existing fire longer response times members. There were duties and call vol- department colours. and with several volun- Support Services: Faced with growing now four full time fire- ume. The 2001 pickup The final addition to teer firefighters living fighters and a full time truck was replaced the fleet was in 2011 in this area, a small fire public requests for fire with a near new 2011 with the arrival of a department “Muster and life safety trainfire chief. The firefighters Hybrid pickup truck used 2006 Emergency- Station” was put into ing, a new division work two at a time on that was purchased as One Rescue Pumper to service in the parking was added to the fire a rotating four day on, surplus from the Van- replace the now worn lot of the Sunriver Sales department in 2000. four day off day shift couver Winter Olym- out 1985 Mack Pumper. Centre. The 2008 Chev- Named the Support well-designed rolet one-ton pickup Services Group, these pattern. The fire chief pics. Another pickup This continues to work a truck was added in truck is the depart- has been moved here volunteer members do Monday to Friday shift. 2012, with the majority ment’s main emergency and crews are using the not attend fire or resThis provides a mini- of the funding coming vehicle. Equipped with old Fire Safety House as cue calls but assist at large capacity pump, a small meeting area as various events. This through a Federal JEPP mum of two firefightDiscover a whole new feeling in ourastore. compressed air foam well as storage for their could be a school field ers during the day, 365Comegrant. in and experience the difference. With increasing med- system, loads of equip- protective clothing. trip to the fire hall, a days a year. In 2011, A fresh new style, spacious aisles & more services. ical first response calls ment space and carry- This facility has already training session on use the four career firefightFor all your everyday needs including health and beauty advice. ers elected to become and now having an on- ing the Jaws of Life, this proved itself on several of a fire extinguisher, part of the International duty night shift crew of unit can be found on occasions by provid- a fire safety talk for a Discover a whole new feeling in our store. ing quicker response seniors’ group or opermajor calls. Association of Firefight- two volunteers a small most Fresh for you. Come in and experience the difference. to residents in the area ating a bounce house at vehicle was needed to ers Union. Food & beverage A fresh new style, spacious aisles & morepharmacy services. a fresh experience AEnjoy new mustering sta- as well as supplement- Canada Day. The role allow this crew to be Kang and her Pharmacy every day in our convenient your everyday needs including health andTinabeauty advice. ing crews at major of support services able respond from tion:food and beverage section. Firefighting equip-Team invite you toto discover a whole new approach to find all your basic A You’ll new facility was incidents throughout continues to grow with A used ment: health their and wellnesshomes. at your essentials including milk, Shoppers eggs and plus delicious members now trained injuice 2013 to cover Sooke. ambulance was pur- added New apparatus hasnew FreshDrug forMart you. Pharmacy. frozen entrees which offer Food & beverage great meals Sunriver in minutes. in first aid, traffic conthe large area chased from the provreplaced or been added pharmacy Enjoy a fresh experience trol, dispatch procewas painted of Sooke. Faced with fleet to keep pace ince Tina Kangto andthe her Pharmacy every day and in our convenient

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A piece of history returns to Sooke: It was September 2011 when Fire Chief Steven Sorensen received a phone call from the CAO of Barriere, B.C. The message: “Would you like your old fire truck back?” It seems that back in January 1970, after the Sooke Volunteer Fire Department had accepted delivery of two new fire trucks, the old 1942 International Bickle truck was sold to the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department for a sum of $500. It went with a “gentlemen’s agreement” that when Barriere decided they no longer wanted the truck, Sooke would have first option of taking it back. Well, 41 years later that agreement was

honoured and now a small but dedicated group of current and retired firefighters are working diligently to restore the truck to better than new condition. This group is approximately two-thirds of the way through a twoyear project and have completely and painstakingly dismantled the truck down to the frame and are now in the process of restoring the vehicle. This was Sooke’s first real purpose built fire truck and will have many years of public display and parades ahead in its new life. If you would like to help support the restoration project, you can purchase a share in the truck for a minmum of $20 or buy a FD Challenge Coin for only $10. Corporate donations are always accepted. The restoration committee would like to thank the major sponsors to date including the Sooke Firefighters Assocation, the District of Sooke, the Sooke Rotary Club and Wenstob Timber. Information compiled by Steven Sorensen

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100 Years of History SOOKE FIRE RESCUE SERVICE 1913-2013

The community of firefighters shape a bright future Having been a member of the Sooke Fire Rescue Service for over 30 years now, I have witnessed many changes and improvements in firefighting techniques. One thing that hasn’t changed however, is the commitment, passion and dedication that the firefighters put forth everyday. This was certainly demonstrated during the recent fire at the Evergreen Mall. As Fire Chief, I was extremely proud to watch the firefighters and other emergency responders from Sooke and surrounding areas work so cohesively to deal with this major event. I am sure 100 years ago, the original founders of the Sooke Harbour Fire Department never imagined where we would be today. One can only wonder what the next 100 years will look like. Steven Sorensen – Fire Chief – Sooke Fire Rescue Service

CURRENT MEMBERS OF SOOKE FIRE RESCUE SERVICE Steven Sorensen Fire Chief Richard McLeod Deputy Fire Chief Matt Barney Assistant Fire Chief Murray Lambert Captain Shane Burket Captain Dan Poirier Lieutenant Chris McCrea Lieutenant Vince Schutt Lieutenant Ben Patterson Lieutenant

Paula Albert Firefighter Dariusz Andrzejewski Firefighter Adam Beaumont Firefighter Kevin Berger Firefighter Dan Donaldson Firefighter John MacLean Firefighter Paul Rudd Firefighter Neil Stanley Firefighter Tom Warran Firefighter

Sooke District Fire Hall 2225 Otter Point Road/Sooke, B.C. Phone: 250-642-5422

Sarah Antonew Firefighter Jason Dixon Firefighter Michelle Hamilton Firefighter Roy MacTavish Firefighter Cam Norris-Jones Firefighter Kyle Sutherland Firefighter Ben Temple Firefighter Mark Zinkowski Firefighter Doug McKenzie Firefighter

John Hester Firefighter Darcy Abell Firefighter Dave Adamson Firefighter Robert Bennett Firefighter Rod Davis Firefighter Andre Dupuis Firefighter Darrell Thompson Firefighter

North Sooke # 2 Hall 2011 Goodridge Road/Sooke, B.C. Phone: 250-642-5155

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Newly appointed Fire Chief Steve Sorensen gets his stripes.

Laura Byrne Support Services Duane Cutrell Support Services Bob Hudson Support Services Elaine Kouwenberg Support Services Gordon Kouwenberg Support Services (Chaplain) Alexandru Slabu Support Services Fred Parker Support Services

East Sooke Volunteer Fire Department 1397 Coppermine Road/Sooke, B.C. Phone: 250-642-4411

Sooke Fire Rescue Service boasts a dedicated crew of volunteers and paid staff who answer fire and medically-related calls at any time day or night. Volunteers are the life-blood of the department which is responsible for a 64-square km area which includes residential, industrial and commercial buildings, and a large forested area. These highly-trained firefighters spend thousands of hours each year advancing their training, with many members specializing in a variety of fields including automobile rescues, rope rescues and much more. Our members are first responders and work in conjunction with the BC Ambulance Service. About half the SFRS’s annual call volume can be attributed to medical assistance calls. The department also strives to prevent fire and other life safety accidents through its public education and fire prevention initiatives. Taking an active role in the community, volunteers continue to educate local residents on the dangers of fire and other hazards, with the aim of eliminating preventable accidents. Members of the Sooke Fire Rescue Service are very proud of their fire department and are pleased to be celebrating the first 100 years of service to the community.

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Ode to the Fireman “WHEN A MAN becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has already been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. He does not think of getting killed when he goes where death lurks. He goes there to put the fire out. A fireman does not regard himself as a hero because he simply does what is required.”

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‘Hairy’ waters for locals kitesurfing to Victoria SOOKE SOOKE NEWS NEWS MIRROR MIRROR -- Wednesday, Wednesday, august August 21, 21, 2013 2013

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It was exhilerating but we were slightly freaked out by the high wind, high waves and currents. Only an isolated barren rocky island nearby. Once we rounded the corner at the green bouy and sailed another kilometer past the peak wind we were on the home stretch toward Victoria. There were sighs of relief we surfed down some fantastic waves over the underwater bank where it felt like we were riding moguls in a kitesurfing theme

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Zodiac rescue boat. He posted a thread on the sailor’s internet forecast forum BigWaveDave.ca and had eight adventurous kiters sign up, three of whom were from Sooke. Martin, John, and myself. We gathered at Orveas Bay and had a quick safety meeting before the launch. We all chose appropriate boards, kite sails and foul weather gear, thinking of all possible situations we might find ourselves in, including a destroyed kite and floating out in the strait waiting for a rescue. Once underway we could barely fly our kites out past a lowwind bubble on our way out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. As we were approaching one kilometre offshore, the wind was building and wind swell rising. The wind was perfect here for the kites we had rigged and we tacked back and forth highfiving each other as we passed on opposite tacks. We manouvered our kites so they didn’t crash into each other. There were waves to ride in every direction, we just had to keep our pack of riders together for safety. Usually our sailing sessions were made of mostly tacking upwind to maintain our ground as sailboats do, but this time we were able to play on a 45 km downwind run, and continually surf the large swell way out in the straight. We passed the Sooke Basin and then East Sooke, where we found the best swell of the journey. Slashing down nearly verticle wave faces at times and gybing through

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starting to get hairy and we were all glancing at each other looking for inspiration to continue, even though we had no choice but to keep going. The black and white Racerocks Lighthouse approached quickly as the wind kept increasing. We were almost two hours into the journey and feeling fatigued and cold. This felt like a place where people were not welcomed by Mother Nature, similar to a high alpine peak where you quickly summet and then get down.

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park. At this point we felt very safe and it became a bit of a race and we slashed, jumped and gybed our way to the Cook Street launch. After landing our kites at the beach and squeezing out of our wet gear, we told our fresh high-seas stories in our exhilarated state. We were off to a celebratory dinner where we inhaled every burger that was put in front of us. Greg Innes is a kitesurfing instructor and lives at Gordon’s Beach.


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2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca

Upcoming Public Meetings 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 *No meetings in August* - 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 Submitted photo

Merle Barwis is 112-year-old and still enjoys a cold beer. Merle (Steadwell) Barwis was 12-years-old when Sooke held its first Fall Fair 100 years ago. She lived in Saskatchewan on a horse ranch at the time and her dad trained and sold many horses to the Northwest Mounted Police and U.S. Marines. Merle’s love of horses remains to this day. In 1923 she married Dewey Barwis, a CPR Station Agent and the couple raised three kids before heading west in 1953 to their home in Sooke. Actually it was in Saseenos, the Harbourview neighbourhood where she enjoyed working outside while gardening and mowing the grass which she did beyond her 90th birthday. A cold beer always tasted pretty good afterwards.

The Sooke Fall Fair Barwis Family trophy for most points in beer- making is only one of the many trophies awarded at the Sooke Fall Fair taking place this Sept. 7 and 8. The Beer and Wine Section has also added an entry for best root beer as a special theme class to mark the centennial. “People’s Choice” samplings will determine the winner. Watch for Merle Barwis’ recipe in the Fair’s Centennial Cookbook available soon. Have you ever made “La La Paloop?” (Don’t bother trying to Google it, it’s not there.) Well, thanks to Dick and Betsy Barwis who passed along this recipe from Grandma Merle, it will be included in the book.

More details at the flea market August 31 at the Sooke Community Hall where early entry tags can be purchased for entries submitted by August 28. Merle Barwis, presently residing in the Priory on Goldstream Ave., is keeping well with her sharp mind and great sense of humour. When asked what she mostly looks forward to these days she replies, “Waking up in the morning.” Oh, and by the way, Merle Barwis is the oldest person in Canada and still enjoys a cold beer. Submitted by Ida McDonald, President, Sooke Fall Fair

Looking Back Ten years ago on August 6, 2003, these were some of the items covered in the Sooke News Mirror. Concerns about Sunriver sign still exist Members of the Sooke Council still have concerns about a directional sign Sunriver Estates is proposing to put at the corner of Phillips and Sooke Road. All members of council met July 29 on-site with representatives of the developer and the concerned citizens. The proposed sign is listed as a “temporary” sign and is proposed the permit would have to be renewed yearly. The matter is expected to be discussed at Aug. 11 Sooke Council meeting. Lund lobbied to join boundary study committee by members Three members of

the Boundary Restructure Study Committee (BRSC) have made overtures to Juan de Fuca’s regional director, asking the estranged politician to rejoin the study. On July 28, BRSC members Arnie Campbell, Bruce LemireElmore (both from Otter Point) and Sue Smee (Shirley) had a two-hour meeting with Erik Lund. They wanted to hear his concerns and try to convince him to attend the planned Sept. 18 committee meeting. The committee is investigating whether some or all of East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River should amalgamate with the District of Sooke. Lemire-Elmore suggests cash-in-lieu When three Boundary Restructuring Study Committee mem-

bers met with Juan de Fuca’s regional director, one of them pulled out a wild card. BRSC member Bruce Lemire-Elmore brought forward an American idea that would compensate rural landowners in the event of East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River becoming part of the more urban District of Sooke. Lemire-Elmore, who owns land in both the District and Juan de Fuca, shared his research which laid out how incorporation could be more palatable. Termed the “transfer of developers’ rights,” Lemire-Elmore said the system is being used in Washington state, and in particular, in King County. Lund initially reacted negatively to his proposal, Lemire-Elemore said.

If Kerr won’t make second stab, Hicks pruned to run as MLA A local businessman would gladly leap at the chance of representing the MalahatJuan de Fuca riding if incumbent MLA Brian Kerr decides not to run in the 2005 provincial election. “I would love to seek the nomination … only if Mr. Kerr’s not interested,” said Port Renfrew fishing lodge and Sooke B&B owner/ operator Mike Hicks. As an ex-logger and ex-fisherman, Hicks said he has won a few battles. One of his latest forays was tackling Fisheries and Oceans Canada over fishery closures which he thought were discriminatory. Hicks acted as how own legal counsel during the protracted process which brought to light some of FOC’s discordant policies.

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Most people will tell you that they do not like the discovery of needing glasses to see what it right in front of them. Particularly for those who are aging, eyeglasses are very important if we want to see the things we need to see and do the things we want to do. They provide the necessary help to sharpen our sight and bring life into focus. In the same way we sometimes need others or words of wisdom from the past to point out some faults in us that we can't see for ourselves, or to which we have become blinded by habit or neglect. At times it can be very difficult for us to accept the truth about ourselves, but these truths can help us if we are willing to listen to them. Although you might think that the Bible is only a list of do's and don'ts, there are many words of wisdom given to help us to see how we can sharpen our sight and bring life into focus. Proverbs 15:31-32 says: "The person that listens to life-giving correction dwells among the wise. Those who refuse discipline despise themselves, but those who listen to correction gain understanding." The Bible is given as "Glasses for Life." And just as your glasses do no good sitting on the top of your head, so also the Bible does no good sitting on a shelf. You will gain understanding, sharpen your sight and bring life into focus as you read and listen Pastor Gordon Kouwenberg hoLy trinity anglican church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 Holy coMMunion ServiceS Sunday 10am Saturday 5pm Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy www.holytrinitysookebc.org

knox preSByterian ChurCh 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 Sunday Service 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

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A water-damaged house in High River. With insurance largely unavailable, residents are waiting it out and see what the flood relief funds will bring them. Until then they are just trying to get what they can out of their homes, work if they can, and try to rebuild their lives.

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As recently reported in the Sooke News Mirror (“From Sunriver to High River,” July 10, 2013), two Sunriver residents recently undertook a fundraising effort to help residents of High River, Alberta, in their recovery efforts from the recent devastating floods. Primarily through

a bottle-drive, Jamie Newman and Tara Ferguson raised a total of $925. This money was sent to High River resident Brenda Campbell, who converted the money into gift cards and started handing them out. Following are some of the comments Campbell sent back in an update: “One recipient said ‘Thank you so much honey! Couldn’t have

come at a better time, I have absolutely no groceries in the house.’ “My son and I stopped at one house that was clearly flooded out, and the owner came out and said hello. We gave him a gift card, and he quickly gave it back and asked if we could go across the street and give it to ‘that house,’ he pointed to the one across the street. “As I was in the line

getting the gift cards at the CO-OP the lady behind me asked, ‘are you getting all those cards to give away?’ I replied, ‘Yes, but that it was a gift from a community far from us in Sooke, B.C.’ She was so awestruck and thanked you all! “One lady gave me a hug and thanked us, then said ‘It is this kinda of generosity and kindness that give us the strength to keep going.’ “ As the recent fire in Sooke has demon-

strated, this is a strong, giving and caring community, capable of making a difference both here and elsewhere. Campbell sums it up. “It has been just over a month now and there are still fridges, washer, dryers, piles of our lives out in a heap pile waiting for pick up by the loaders to take to the dump. Support like this does give us hope and strength, little gifts in life go a long long way to recovery. Thank you for that!”

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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. ZENWEST OPEN HOUSE Zenwest Open House, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP Community Resources. 2145 Sooke Child, Youth, Townsend 10-11:30 a.m. and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 2145 SEAPARC Townsend. (250) 642Free Community Adult 5152 for info. Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Call 250-642-8000. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m. Preregistration required. TOASTMASTERS YOUTH CLINIC 4-7 p.m. Youth Clinic (13- Upstairs at Village Foods, 25), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520. Family Medical Clinic. DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Help grow food for the Sooke Dog Club, Tues foodbank at Sunriver nights info 250-642-7667. Community Garden. Sun KNITTING CIRCLE & Wed 1 - 4 p.m. Sooke Public Library, 6:30– 8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

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Marvin Bruce Smith

Mr. Marvin Bruce Smith, late of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Sooke, BC, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his loving family; his wife of 49 years, Lyn; his 4 children, Lynda Lee (Ken) Radcliffe of Sooke, BC, Marvin Robert Bruce (Dorothy) Smith of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Shauna Lyn (Larry) Smith of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, and Richard Bruce Smith of Wabamun, AB; 12 grandchildren, Kyndra, Zackary, Kyle, Emily, Drake, Tehya, Brayden, Rylin, Sheldon, Josh, Brandon, and Courtney; 1 sister, Betty Lou Boult; and 2 brothers, Keith Smith and Clifford Smith as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Marvin is predeceased by his parents, Fredrick Arlander Smith and Gladys Maxine Smith (nee Jepson). Family gathered together with Father Jim Corrigan for a Memorial Service on August 3, 2013. Memorial donations in Marvin’s name gratefully accepted to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 101, 10642 - 178 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 9Z9. Online condolences may be sent through www.dignitymemorial.com

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Dr. John Grigor It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. John Grigor on August 14, 2013. john will be remembered by many as Sooke’s first veteranairian and as a founding member of the Sooke Rotary Club. He leaves behind a loving family: brother Alan, wife Gill, children David (Ali), Katie, Karen, Rob (Katy), and grandchildren Jordan, Ara, Gia, Fynn and Connor. And, of course, Harlan the dog and Sammy the cat. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 28 and 3 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Townsend Road. Bring your favourite memory of John and a photo if you have one. Our heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Robin Saunders, the Home Care nurses and Sooke Hospice fir their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sooke Hospice, the BC Cancer Foundation or the BC SPCA.

THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WHO MADE OUR BIRTHDAYS SUCH A HAPPY OCCASION! VERN & MARTHA

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HOUSES FOR SALE Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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High hopes smashed as Loggers meet with disappointment at the ISC Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Loggers entered the ISC tournament with high hopes. And with good reason. Their performance this season has been phenomenal. Not only did they perform well, they won almost every tournament they entered. You could count their individual losses on one hand. • May 19, the Sooke Loggers won the Kelowna May Days tournament. • June 16, the Sooke Loggers won the NAFA Open-Holm Classic title. • June 23, they won the inaugural BC Cup in Vancouver’s South Memorial Park. • On July 31, they took the Fourth Annual California Classic on Sunday. Their only loss of the season was against the Randy A’s in the Bob Law Memorial Challenge ending on July 21, where they made it all the way to the finals and then slumped in a 5 - 1 defeat. They entered the ISC World Tournament ranked eighth overall. Their odds were good. But even good odds in the past can’t guarantee success in the future. The Loggers played their first game at the ISC on Sunday Aug. 11

against Kitchener’s Bell Cartage Outlaws, and enjoyed a 10 - 4 victory. Their second game, played on Monday, was close and humbling, as they squared off against the Bloomington Styx and lost 4 - 3. Third up was on Tuesday, against the Bell Cartage Outlaws, which saw a 4 - 1 win. Their fatal exit game was played on Wednesday when they met the Houston Carnage. The first three innings were scoreless. Then, in the top of the fourth, Houston hit the ball out of the park, and ran in two players for a 2-0 lead. The Loggers, play as they might, could not catch up. By the bottom of the seventh, the game looked pretty grim. The Loggers had not gotten anyone on base to threaten a tie. With hopes rapidly fading, two out and not even a man on base, Klye Cowick gets up to bat, hits one, and gets on base. Then, Adam Schnarr comes to bat, and with a count of two balls, two strikes, Schnarr hits one that is almost (but not quite) out of the park and he runs in Kyle for their first point of the game. “Six feet short of tying this game up,” said the announcer. The nailbiting begins. Next up, with the finality of two out weighing heavily on his

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Adam Schnarr in good form at a practice session in Sooke. mind, Chris Walushka steps up to bat. According to one of the game’s announcers, Chris Walushka was “doing a good job at the plate. He’s making sure he stays aggressive.” Two strikes later and no balls, the stakes are high — for both teams. Bottom of the seventh, two out, and two strikes, one man on base … and Lo! there is a strategic time out: the Carnage managers come out to chat with their pitcher. The announcer contemplated the timeout as a tactic. “I think this might be … a very smart ploy on the side of the Carnage. You’re just halting play, just

a bit. You’re giving Walushka time to think about the fact that he is in the hole no balls and two strikes. So you extend that a bit, you give [the Carnage pitcher] a little bit of time to regroup … and we’ll see what transpires here.” As Yogi Berra once ever-so-famously said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” Strategy or not, it worked. The game resumed and Walushka swung at the pitch … and missed. Strike three. The game was over, and the Loggers were out. Looking back, Manager Len Banner noted,

they pitched well and played a good defence. “We just couldn’t get the bats going for some reason, Adam Schnarr was the only player that really hit consistent the whole week.” Again, the wisdom of Yogi Berra comes in handy here. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?” Still, the loss stung. “It’s a bit frustrating that there are four teams that we have beaten this year still left in the final eight,” said Banner.

Although all things considered, it was a good season. “I’m sure once we get over the loss we can look back at the season and be pretty satisfied with the way the season went for us,” wrote Banner in correspondence. “I’m proud of the boys from the Island, on a budget a quarter of the big teams, of what we did over the last two years.” In only two years of playing at the international level, the Loggers have put Sooke on the international fastpitch map as a contender. We, in Sooke, have a worldclass men’s fastpitch team, and the pride of the community is clear.

Consider the comments on our Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/SookeNewsMirror) • Michelle McInnis Connor writes, “Too bad but a great run!!! They should be very proud of themselves for making as far as they did!!! Congrats “Boys” !!!!” • Nel Burger Sooke Loggers reflects, “should be proud to attend the tournament, you have to play well to get there. It’s not always about winning, the experience is a win in itself. Well done Sooke Loggers!!” • Jan Radford comments, “Sad to hear but way to go for them for doing so well. They should be very proud of their accomplishments! We are!” And on the Sooke Logger’s Fastball Club’s Facebook fan page, surge of community support is equally apparent. And once the disappointment of this loss is put behind them, they too will rise from the ashes. “The Loggers will be back next year to take on the best players in the world,” promised Banner. And the ISC? Well, the title ultimately went to the number-tworanked team, the Hill United Chiefs, from Six Nations, Ontario, with a 1 - 0 victory over New York.

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Motorcycling: the fine art of thinking Sooke’s summer slo pitch

Britt Santowski THROTTLE THERAPY britt@imallowed.com

Contrary to what the term “lane position” suggests, it’s not a geographical placement but a way of being. You can identify those not in the know. They are the ones that have heard through the grapevine that dominant means riding in the left third of the lane (position “1”). So no matter what, no matter where, they assert their (false) knowledge of dominance by mindlessly riding on the left portion of the lane. Not correct. Dominant means holding ownership over the lane. It means strategically positioning yourself so that if another vehicle needs to pass you, you force them to do a full and complete lane change. You do NOT invite them to share a portion of your lane. In the case of a twolane highway, for exam-

ple, riding in the left third of the lane (position “1”) when passing another vehicle opens up your entire lane for any other Tom or Dick who wants to pass as well. This massive space, now wide enough for another vehicle, invites other motorists to share your lane. Even dividing the lane into equal thirds, as is suggested by the diagram, is misleading. When positioning yourself in the “dominant” lane position — whether left, right or centre — you’re really moving incrementally. Your position should be in relation to where people sit in a car: in the driver’s seat, in the passenger seat, or in the middle seat. If you ride based on the location of the tires on a car, keep in mind that your body sits on top of the wheel (with knees, feet and elbows sticking out), whereas a person in a vehicle sits on the inside of the wheel. That is (approximately) where you should be positioning yourself. Those bikers who ride based on the tire groves of cars often have sundry body parts hanging over the centre line. Bear in mind that the centre line is also known as the suicide line, for good reason.

You don’t have to be fully over the line to be fully impacted by oncoming traffic. Nosirree, only a part of you needs to make contact. As with anything else I have written in this column, the rules are not exact. The description of the dominant lane position is intended as a guideline for the thinking person. If conditions suggest something else is required to retain dominance, or if suddenly safety precedes dominance, please adjust accordingly. Wider lanes, narrower lanes, less traf-

fic, more traffic, gravel or oil on the road will all contribute to your ongoing analysis of where you need to be. If you remember the point of riding dominant (discouraging lane sharing) and mix that with an ounce of flexibility and another ounce of rationality, you will almost never find yourself in that horrible situation where some moron is putting you in danger by choosing to share your lane on their own volition. Dominant lane placement. It’s not a dogma; it’s a philosophy.

invitational winners Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

On the August long weekend (Aug 3 - 5), Sooke’s Slo Pitch hosted an Invitational tournament. “Tournament went really well actually,” said Jason Dumont in conversation. “I had quite a few compliments.” In the past, said Dumont, people have always found little things that weren’t quite right. This year, the event went off without a hitch. Even the weather cooperated. “Overall,” Dumont summarized, “everyone said they really enjoyed themselves.” Fourteen teams walked away with cash prizes, and the other winners received sundry prizes.

This year, 32 teams participated. Five were men’s teams and the rest were mixed. Next year, Dumont would like to get the numbers of participating teams up to 40. And when you can give your team a name like Yard Bomb or Foggers, what’s not to like? Following are the winner’s lists for all divisions.

A Division 1. Gazoos 2. Teamworks 3. Long Horns 4. Jackhammer

B Division 1. Dawg 2. Anything is Possible 3. Vigilantes 4. Wombats

1. Big Rock 2. Yard Bomb 3. Scared Hitless 4. Drunk in Public

D Division 1. Fool Ballz 2. Crows 3. Half Baked 4. Reapers

Master’s Division 1. K9 2. Westcoast Athletics 3. Foggers 4. Dukes of Sooke As for the Slo Pitch league itself, the final standings were as follows: A Division: Freaks B Division: Lowered Expectations

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Service Changes Effective Tuesday, September 3 Introducing more service to match customer demand. More trips on routes with high demand 4 Hillside/UVic 7 UVic/Downtown 11 UVic/Tillicum 16x UVic/Uptown 26 UVic/Dockyard

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Gearing up for the 2013/2014 hockey season

Watch for Community or big buses on some trips 1 Richardson 10 Royal Jubilee/Dockyard 22n Vic General/Hillside Mall

The Sooke Minor Hockey Association is gearing up for a new hockey season. Regular SMHA ice times will start Tuesday, September 3. If you are interested in this year’s hockey season, following are the dates you need to know.

Route Changes 25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk 52 Colwood 59/60 Triangle Mountain/Wishart UVic Ring Road

August 26 - 29: representational tryouts Tryouts for the Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Representative teams will be held the week of August 26, Monday through Thursday evening. Please consult the Website (below) for specific times. Note: Tryout ice times are reserved for those players who, at time of registration, indicated that they were trying out for their divisional representational team, and paid the try out fee in full.

For complete September service information – www.bctransit.com, Victoria, Upcoming Schedules

August 30: female recreational tryouts Victoria Regional Transit Commission 3129

Female Atom & Peewee August 30 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Female Bantam & Midget August 30 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit them online at http:// sookeminorhockey.ca/

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RBC is open for business! Thank you for your patience and support during our recent business interruption. We are proud to be longstanding members of the Sooke community and we are here to serve you:

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · For financial advice services and appointments, visit us at #301-2015 Shields Road during hours listed above. · Need business and personal teller services? · Visit us at Shoppers Drug Mart during hours listed above. · Need an RBC ATM machine? · Chevron Sooke Pantry now has a full-function RBC ATM offering withdrawal, deposit, bill payment, funds transfer and passbook update capability. Open 24 hours. · Need to access your safe deposit box? · Visit our RBC Westshore Town Centre, located at 2945 Jacklin Road during extended bank hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

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A whole bunch of moving and shaking at the 54-50 Invitational

11TH ANNUAL SOOKE REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Golf Tournament The 11th annual Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will take place on Friday September 13, 2013 at the Demamiel Creek Golf Course located at 6518 Throup Road, Sooke BC. This 9 hole golf tournament is open to everyone with member pricing at $45 and non-member pricing at $55 (per person). Space is limited to the first 72 registrants. Registration and a light lunch will begin at 12pm with a shotgun start at 1pm. A delicious barbeque dinner and dessert will follow catered by Stone Pipe Grill and Little Vienna Bakery. Throughout the afternoon and evening there will be both non-alcohol and alcohol beverages for sale, various draws and games, a live auction, and many opportunities to win prizes provided by local Sooke region businesses. Registrants are encouraged to wear a wacky costume to enhance their chances of winning a prize.

Sponsorship opportunities in support of this event are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Britt Santowski photos

Dale Read, pitching for the 54/50’s (left) and Peter Tarnowski pitching for the Shakers (right).

Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

From Friday to Sunday of the weekend just passed, the baseball diamonds in the Fred Milne Park were ladened with movers and shakers. Or should we say, the 54/50’s and Shakers. Seven mixed teams played in the 54/50 invitational. The outcome of the weekend is as follows:

A Division 1. Tuggers 2. Wolverines 3. Shakers 4. Salty Ballers B Division 1. 54/50 2. Courtney Woodies 3. Glove Ron Caven of the Shakers received player of the year. According to Rod Sluggett (one of the tournament organiziers), he was recognized for “his spirit and passion for the game.”

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