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Fall fishing at its best Fishermen are seen casting their lines at Billings Spit close to the Sooke River. The salmon are spawning now and fishing action is on the upswing. Anglers are reminded that they need different licences for fresh and salt water fishing depending on which side of the Sooke River Bridge they are on.

Bears are being attracted by garbage, fruit Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

There are more than 250 sightings of bears reported in the Sooke area in many months of the year. In just one day Debbie Read has received 13 emails with reported bear sightings. “The reports are from all over Sooke,” said Read of the emails. Read works with Wild Safe BC and tries to educate people on what they can do to decrease bear and human conflicts. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation may be best known for their “Bear Aware” program. This year they are merging the program into a new program that will include all wild animals living near urban areas in B.C. The program, called WildSafe BC, aims to reduce

Pirjo Raits photo

Debbie Read puts a bear attractant sticker on some garbage. She has been placing these stickers on containers which are deemed to attract bears.

human and wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. Whatever they call the program, the problem is the same. “We’re getting calls because people are not managing their attractants,” she said. “It’s a people problem, not a bear problem.” Attractants such as garbage, fruit trees, windfalls and bird feeders are all picked up by a bear’s great sense of smell. Read said bears can smell garbage from as far away as two miles. They have found easy pickings in apartment buildings and places where easily opened blue bins are found. Read has been going around to areas in Sooke where she sees bear attractants and putting stickers on noting they are bear attractant. She has responded to a bear sighting and when she went to the home, there was

garbage everywhere. “And they are calling saying ‘there’s a bear in my garbage’,” said Read. Right now bears are feeding on whatever they can find. They are getting ready for hibernation and need 20,000 calories a day to fatten themselves up and get them over the winter season. Garbage is easier than picking berries and bears remember,” she stated. “We have to stop attracting them and it’s education, education, education.” Bears are omnivorous animals with vegetation making up about 80 per cent of their diet and the remainder coming from small rodents, fish, insects, carrion and sometimes young deer, elk or moose. Bears are motivated by food and once they have found a food source they are protective of it and that

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is where the human/bear conflict can arise. She said fruit trees are a big problem right now and bears will strip a tree of all edible fruit. Read advises people to pick their fruit or contact Sooke Food CHI ( for information on their Fruit Tree Project. The sad thing about bears and humans is that the human usually wins. Bears are not easy to relocate as they will often not survive and it is not a good option. So, many times they are shot as nuisance bears. “It’s not a positive situation,” said Read. “A fed bear is a dead bear.” Wild Safe BC has a website where one can look to see where bears have been sighted: A list of ways to manage your attractants is located on page 5.

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Island Farms Kraft Single

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Panini Buns

Mini Rice Cakes All Varieties


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Barbeque Sauce All Varieties



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2 ea $ 99 Quick or Slow Rolled Oats ............ 1 ea $ 19 Beans or Chick Peas ................ 1 ¢ Jelly Powders ..................................... 69ea 2/ 00 Balsamic Vinegar ................... 4 ¢ Pizza Sauce ..............................69ea $ 79 Vegetable Juice ................................. 2 ea + dep $ 19 Sea Salt .................................................... 1 ea $ 99 Jasmine Rice .......................................... 13 ea $ 99 Cookies ............................................... 2 ea $ 79 Expresso Coffee ................................... 2 ea 2/ 00 Panko Bread Crumbs ...................... 4 ¢ Animal Cookies ...................................... 99ea 2/ 00 Extra Crispy English or Raisin Muffins ... 5 $ 89 Cinnamon Raisin Bread ................. 2 ea $ 79 Flour or Burrito Tortillas .................. 2 ea $ 29 Lumberjack, White or Wheatberry & Honey Bread . 2 ea ¢ Chicken Dog Food ..................... 69ea $ 59 Dry Cat Food ............................................. 3 ea $ 99 Facial Tissue .................................................... 1 ea $ 99 Double Roll Bathroom Tissue ................... 4 ea $ 59 White Paper Towels .................................. 4 ea $ 99 Laundry Detergent ............................ 11 ea





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5 Cheese Slices 500g.......................... 4 Island Gold Free Range $ 99 Large Brown Eggs Dozen ........... 4 Capri $ 99 Soft Margarine 907g 2 Varieties...... 1 Vanilla Plus Yogurt 650g ......


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Healthy Request Soup 540 ml



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Sooke Fire reScue Service Historical Firefighting Display at the Sooke region Museum, upper gallery, 2070 Phillips road. Display runs to November 10.


BarNey BeNtall aND the Grand cariboo opry is coming to Sooke. a fundraiser for the Sooke Food Bank at eMcS on November 17. Watch for more details and save the date.


oPeN HouSe, everyoNe is welcome. Sunday, oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Presentation at 2:30 p.m. at 6669 Horne road. for more info visit www. rSvP to iNFo@ or call Margaret at 250642-2996.

BOO TO YOu HalloWeeN Party at the legion, oct. 26. tickets at the bar, prizes for best costumes, food, music.

Thumbs Up to all tHoSe volunteer fire fighters who came out on Sunday to check for fire at the coast capital Savings building. •• 3 3

Harnessing the wind in the JdF Partnerships and MOU signed for proposed wind power project On September 26, 2013 it was announced that TimberWest Forest Corp. (“TimberWest”) and EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. (“EDPR Canada”) have entered into a partnership and propose to develop, build, and operate large-scale wind projects on southern Vancouver Island. TimberWest and EDPR Canada also announce that they have signed an Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the T’Sou-ke First Nation that envisions the potential of partnerships with the T’Sou-ke and other First Nations on wind projects.  The proposed projects present a unique opportunity to build power generation capacity on Vancouver Island, which generates only a third of its energy demand locally.  At up to 300 megawatts of capacity, the projects would provide approximately $600 to $750 million of potential investment and support hundreds of jobs on Vancouver Island, including training for new skills and services. To date, TimberWest and EDPR Canada have invested several million dollars in developing these projects. “These renewable energy projects would represent a significant investment on Vancouver Island,” said TimberWest President and CEO, Brian Frank. “We have a tremendous opportunity here to develop wind energy on TimberWest’s private land near where that energy is needed.” The project could see up to 150 wind turbines, enough to generate power to 30,000 homes. This could translate into 350 construction jobs and 40-50 permanent jobs. An initial 300 MW’s would mean approximately a $600 to $750 million investment. The area around Sooke is very suitable for the generation of electricity from wind turbines. It is close to an area with a high demand for electricity.  

Wind power is in use around the world.

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thirds of its electricity. These proposed projects are close to demand centres on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and are in close proximity to BC Hydro’s 138 and 230 kV transmission lines with available capacity. The wind energy generated would complement the timing of electricity demand during the fall and winter months, and reduce line losses associated with longhaul transmission. In addition, the projects would represent a large investment in Vancouver Island and benefit from experienced partners with the financial strength to assure project success, and would support 350+ direct construction jobs, 1,000 indirect/induced jobs during construction and 40-50 permanent operations jobs. These world-class, largescale wind developments can compete with other future supply options, including BC Hydro’s Site C, on both price and value. Large-scale wind energy could provide lower rates and price certainty to customers in the long-term compared to other alternatives. The proposed projects would generate energy without greenhouse gas emissions, supporting the BC Government’s objective to create the cleanest LNG projects on the globe.  To

TimberWest has a long his- ects can be developed in tory of sustainable land man- a way that is respectful of agement and commitment to First Nations people, and Vancouver Island communities. their culture, aspirations and “Wind projects on these interests,” said Chief Gordon lands would complement the Planes, of the T’Sou-ke First existing managed forest land- Nation whose traditional scape that has a century of territory lies within the prorenewable forest harvesting posed wind projects. With the contraction of activity,” concluded Frank. Partnering with Timber- the traditional Coastal forest West is EDPR Canada — part industry in British Columbia of a leading global renew- over the last several decades, able energy company that large-scale wind projects are owns and operates over an opportunity to diversify 8,000 megawatts of projects the Vancouver Island economy with new investment, around the world. “We are excited by the jobs and training. Vancouver Island curpotential of these projects in British Columbia,” said rently imports nearly twoGabriel Alonso, CEO of EDP Renewables North America LLC. He added, “with the increasing efficiency of modern wind turbines, these projects would be competitive with other largescale power development proposals in Townsend Walk is Sooke's newest townhouse development, the province, includlocated on the municipal trail system, and only a short ing BC Hydro’s Site walk to schools and the Sooke Village core. Each unit is C.” 1600+sqft with 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, wood floors, real “We look forward wood cabinets, crown moulding, 9ft. ceilings, and applito working with ances. Each unit has covered front and rear porches, front TimberWest, EDPR and rear yards and a garage. Warm contemporary decoratCanada, and other ing and upscale finishing details throughout will invite you First Nations to see into your new home. GST included. Let’s talk... that the wind projOpen House Every Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

be successful, these projects would rely on BC Hydro to purchase the power, or deliver it directly to growing end use markets in the natural resources sector such as mining and liquefied natural gas projects. TimberWest and EDPR Canada are dedicated to making their partnership a model for wind projects in British Columbia. The partnership has begun engaging First Nations, local communities and stakeholders early, and will meet all local, provincial and federal requirements. Within the past five years, T’Sou-ke has become a leader in community-based renewable energy.    With their and other First Nations involvement in the proposed projects, the partnership will leverage traditional knowledge of lands and geography, and experience with renewable energy development, to make these projects successful and to create new economic opportunities for First Nations on Vancouver Island. Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks said, “There is the potential the process will dwarf the Marine Trails process for me.” He was referring to the fact that the land would likely have to be rezoned. “It’s such an enormous project if it comes to fruition.”

Did You Know? Sooke is a great place to live.

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I have lived here almost all my life, but every once in a while I still have to open my eyes when I look around. (1) When coming around the corner by Cooper's Cove and you see the most beautiful view of the Sooke Basin. (2) How generous most of the residents are… I was driving home the other night and one of our local residents who is a little down on his luck was walking across our "bridge", the car in front of me slowed down and through their car window, handed the fellow a Subway sandwich and then just continued to drive on... oh yes… tears in my eyes!

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Unfortunately as kids head back to school, so do the spread and infestation of head lice. Lice are tiny insects that feed on human blood and are spread mainly from sharing personal items such as combs, headbands, hats, jackets, headphones, etc. Lice can survive up to 6 weeks but can usually be killed using a number of over the counter treatments, however nits (or eggs) are harder to treat. Nits are usually attached at the hair shaft in a glue-like substance that can’t be washed or blown away... they have t0 be picked out with a nit comb or by hand. Proper treatment and nit removal techniques, and avoiding borrowed items may prevent re-infestation.

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Wednesday, october 16, 2013 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

Village Food Markets

Congratulations to last weeks winner of a $100

Village Food Markets Gift Certificate

Kelly Henderson

W e e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s W e d n e s d a y , O c t o b e r 1 6 - Tu e s d a y , O c t o b e r 2 2 , 2 0 1 3 Open 7:30am - 10:00pm, 7 days a week including holidays #103-6661 Sooke Road • Locally Owned • Locally Operated



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¢ Peanuts ............ 49/100g Rainbow Mix $789ea Brazil Nuts ....... $179 /100g Made from Scratch

French Bread 454g .............................................

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Yam /100g Potato Salad ............... $ 29 Vegetarian or Beef Black Forest Ham 1 $ 99 $ 69 Medium Size Lasagna 7 Montreal Beef 1 Apple Brie, Cordon Swiss or Broccoli & Cheese Hungarian $ 09 Stuffed Chicken 399 Salami 2 .........................

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Tuna Steaks $11.99/kg ....



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B.C. Transit Bus Passes, Lottery Centre, Gift Certificates and Canada Postage Stamps • We reserve the right to limit quantities • Proud member of Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye ! Hear Ye ! was the cry we heard resounding through Sooke for more than a decade, during the many celebrations beginning with Sooke’s Bi-Centennial events in 1990. While the white lace and ruffles of his shirt and jabot held up throughout his tenure, our Town Crier lost count of how many pairs of white hose he needed to replenish. Mike Thomas was the kindly gentleman who allowed himself to be maneuvered into the role of Sooke’s Town Crier, and many were the occasions that his full throated cry was heard throughout our community celebrations. When a festival was in the offing, Mike let the town know – it was a tradition that had begun before the era of newspapers. We have the Sooke Lions Club and Beatrice Hull (Mel Hull’s mother) to thank for

creating the outfit in the first place. Bea’s stitchery talents created the costume and the Lions paid for the beautiful fabrics she cut and sewed, which included a crimson crushed vel-

Manage your attractants: 1. Keep all garbage securely stores until collection day. 2. Manage your fruit trees and berry bushes responsibly. Pick all fruit as it ripens and ensure windfalls do not accumulate. 3. Bird feeders often become bear feeders. Feed birds only in the winter months. 4. Feed pets indoors, or if fed outdoors, take in any feed that is not immediately eaten. 5. Keep your barbecue clean and free from

odours. Burn off the grill after every use and clean out the grease traps. 6. Manage your compost properly. Composts should have equal amounts of brown and green materials added to reduce odors. 7. If you keep chickens, bees or small livestock use a properly installed and maintained electric fence. Store all your feed in a secure location and ensure feeding areas are clean and free of attractants.

vet coat and black knee breeches. Ken Shepherd made the brass bell. One of our very special events was in 1994 when the people of Sooke hosted 1,000

athletes competing in the XV Commonwealth Games in Victoria. As each Commonwealth contingent appeared on the parade field at the Sooke Community Flats, the Town Crier, working with master of ceremonies Wendal Milne, called out their country of origin. It wasn’t only in Sooke, it was at events in Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Sidney that Mike’s colourful costume and baritone voice became known. The photo reproduced here is courtesy the Times-Colonist Sunday Magazine, January 5, 1992; his photo has appeared in publications around the world. The annual International Longboat Competition where the coastal towns of Washington and Oregon sent longboats to enter into the Sooke race were some of the occasions when Mike’s rich voice was required. While the


King of Spain’s Cup was the sought-after trophy on those occasions, that prize has now been retired as well as Mike’s Town Crier regalia. In 2009 Mike was among the regional Town Criers honoured by a statue on Pier B outside the Customs Building at Ogden Point. Check it out when you’re on Dallas Road, it says “Mike Thomas, Sooke Town Crier.” Recently when the Sooke Region Historical Society and CRD Parks organized a special discovery occasion in the Sooke Hills, Mike got the costume out of mothballs and donned it one more time to call the news from the mountain top. Perhaps one day Sooke will again have a Town Crier to call their own.

JOHN VERNON “Sooke’s Real Estate Professional”

Sooke’s #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991


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Bear safety tips: When hiking, travel in groups or two or

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O happy day! Thanks, John, for all your advise and help in selling my current home and helping me purchase my new home. Should I ever be in the market again, as seller or buyer, you’d be my choice. Continued success, as you’ve just proven once more, you are the best in the business. All the best. M Duggan Call John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS. - ALWAYS.

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If you don’t want to attract bears...

Bears spotted at Otter Point and Helgesen Roads.


own). Carry bear spray with you when hiking in bear country. If you encounter a bear do not yell, scream or run as this may trigger an attack. If the bear sees you, speak in a low voice to let the bear know that you are human and move away slowly. If you have a bear in your yard, retreat into the house and ensure that the home is secure. Call the Conservation Officer Service reporting line: 1-877-952-7277 to report the bear.

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Lovely Rancher ● Brand New

Original show home for the Stonewood plan at Sunriver Estates. Rare floorplan offers many upgrades, this 2085sqft 3BR, 3BA home is one of the few with a separate formal dining room in addition to the open-concept Kitchen-Living-Eating area. So much to see - get in today! NEW PRICE $439,900! Visit for complete details including floor plan, HD video tour, pictures

Perfect property for horses with 2.5 acres of flat useable land with large Barn, fenced paddocks & fields. Plenty of room for your hobby farm &gardens, this is your opportunity to make it your own PRIVATE country paradise! The home is over 1800sqft with 3BR, den (could be 4th BR), and 2BA. New Roof & new deep well pump, pressure system and Ultra Violet Filter System (2010). A rare find! $459,000 MLS® 327104

Home features 3BR, 2BA, in 1200sqft of comfortable living. Open layout with bright LR, Kitchen w/Shakerstyle cabinets and new appliances, and quality wood floors throughout the main living. Covered patio, perfect for BBQ’ing. Single Garage w/workshop space and loads of parking. Terrific location, close walk to everything and minutes to both middle & elementary schools. Full appliance package included. $324,900 MLS® 329253

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Police Beat Included in the 95 calls-for-service received last week by the RCMP, there were two separate acts of indecency. • On October 4 at 4 p.m., Sooke RCMP received a call from a local restaurant where a 66-year-old male patron was innappropriately pleasuring himself in a local restaurant. The police were called and before the police arrived, the man boarded a BC Transit bus. With the help of BC Transit, he was apprehended on that bus, still in Sooke. Though he resisted attempts to arrest him, he was subdued and taken in. Charges of committing an indecent act and resisting arrest will be recommended to the Crown council. In a second, separate incident that occurred on Oct. 7 at 6:20 p.m., another man, estimated to be 30-yearold Caucasian, was engaged in a similar act of indecency while in a vehicle, parked on the 6000 block of Sooke River Road. The lapse time between the indecent act and the report was about 30 minutes, and the perpetrator was not located. • On a different note, on Oct. 5, at 12:55, there was a report of a breakin on the 300 block of Mountain Heights Drive, where a house under construction was broken into. Tools were taken. • On October 7, a prowler was spotted in the 2000 block of French Road. The police were called, and after an attempt to avoid arrest, the 42-year-old perpetrator

was apprehended. This person, a Sooke resident, had two knives on him, and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The police are making recommendations to have this person charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, trespassing-by-night, and carrying concealed weapons. • On October 9, the police received a call at 11 a.m. that a house well-known to police on Grant Road was broken into. The back door was forced open, and a PlayStation 3 was taken. Police suspect the event may have had something to do with drug retaliation. • There have been a few known repeatoffenders who have moved into Sooke. One recently made himself known to police when that person inadvertently locked himself out of his house and was seen crawling through a window of his residence. A neighbour, spotting a suspicious act, called it into the police. It was then that the local RCMP identified the person as a prolific offender. • The drug trade appears to be picking up in Sooke. A residence on Townsend Road was recently subjected to a search warrant, where stolen property and evidence of drug trafficking turned up. Related to this increased drug activity, there has been an ongoing rash of break-ins, both in vehicles and in residents. Stolen goods are being traded for drugs. Vehicle breakins seem to occur more commonly when the

vehicle has been left unlocked. Home breakins are sometimes due to access points being left unlocked (doors and windows), though forceable entry seems to be common as well. Residents are advised to keep their vehicles and homes secured and to keep valuables out of sight. Sooke RCMP advise anyone witnessing indecent acts or suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call 9-1-1. Do not approach the person. Regional Crime Unit arrests three following search warrant The Regional Crime Unit has been assisting the Sooke RCMP in response to a recent increase in overnight thefts from vehicles. On Friday evening, October 4, the investigation resulted in Regional Crime Unit officers executing a search warrant at a residence in the 2000

block of Townsend Road in Sooke. Officers seized evidence of drug trafficking and also recovered a small quantity of stolen property. The three occupants of the residence were arrested and are facing various charges. A 38-year-old female will be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Two 18-year-old males are each facing charges in relation to possession of stolen property and breach of probation conditions. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may result. All three will appear in Western Communities Provincial Court on November 28, 2013.

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No one should pay for our play Well it looks like the district is on the hook again for at least another $10,000 for the public boat launch. The boat launch has been bleeding money from the taxpayers ever since the idea was launched by the previous council and CAO. It serves to remind us that the whole partnership deal was favoured to the hotel and the contract with Heavy Metal Marine and not the district. We are being bled monetarily, boaters still have to park out on the highway and our land holdings consist of a roadway. And no one is happy. When you have people in positions of power who do not take the taxpayers and the whole community into account, you get abuse and misdirection of power. Many of the wrongs and poor decisions cannot be undone, but what can occur is some thoughtful and wise decisions as to how much more we are going to spend “finishing” the boat launch. There has to be a cap on this at some point. The taxpayers are not responsible for ensuring that boaters have all the amenities they need and want, but if such things as fish cleaning stations and an ancillary building were taken out of a contract without public input, then they need to be completed. Recreation is one thing that is at our doorsteps in Sooke. We have all the wild and beautiful places we could ever want or use. Not every thing is the responsibility of the district, no should it be. It is not up to the community at large to provide anyone and everyone with their recreational opportunities. If a group wants something for their use, let them raise the money for it. There was a time when sports groups held their own fund raisers without asking their local government for money. With the tough economic climate out there, it is time to think seriously about what our priorities are, without being bullied and coerced into making quick decisions that come back and bite us.

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‘Social justice’ as student indocrintation As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social change”? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed antibullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with pre-

dictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures. One article describes a social justice club for Grade 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic plan to address child poverty.” Leaving aside whether eight-yearolds can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions.

A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team. Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These one-sided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel <I>1984</ I>, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail:

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We asked: What do you think of the new CRD smoking bylaws?

I have no problem with that because I’m not a smoker.

Larry Umbach Sooke

Have your say locally Thank you for printing the articles in support of the Senior Dropin Centre and Old-Age Pensioners (OAP). Thank you also to Elida Peers for her tireless work in recording and sharing the history of these organizations. For anyone with interested in being involved in future conversations around finding a long term solution for the drop-in, please contact Mayor Milne 250-6421634 or Nicky Logins, chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Health and Social Issues,  250642-5152, nlogins@sfrs. ca. For a copy of the SSDIC Visioning Document contact Carol Pinalski (250)664-6612 For more information on social engagement through volunteering, and to have a say in the development of a volunteer centre for our region please contact me at 250-208-7520 or email volunteersooke@ Please share your ideas for positive change! Marlene Barry, Chair Sooke Region Volunteer Centre

Know the laws! Did you know that it is against both Federal and Provincial law to use rodenticides (rat poison) unless they are used in compliance

I’m in agreement with that.

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I think it’s great. It’s smart, it’s healthier for the children. It’s not so much about the businesses but about the people breathing it.

I agree with the decision. Smoking is a personal choice that shouldn't be put on to other people.

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Listening to the local news I hear Kim Campbell, spouting off with regards to our cherished national anthem. So here is what I came up with: O Canada! Our home and native land... well wait a minute... what about the landed immigrants... wouldn’t that offend someone... geez we better change Native then to something else. True patriot love in all thy sons command. Well we know how Kim Campbell and a few others feel about this... and hey, Kim was Prime Minister for a week I think so indeed, Submitted photo a change needed here. With glowing hearts we see thee rise... Oh what about This photo were taken just after noon on Sunday, October 6 on the Sooke oh... River along side the campground. He was just swimming along slowly stick- the Canadians with ing to a particular area ,I think. There were about a dozen people around at heart conditions or the time, everyone was curious. There was also a handful of fly fisherman those who are sad, or around and their curiosity was aroused as well. A few other fisherman were depressed... Definitely intent on trying to catch or snag  this majestic creature. The only thing I could need to change glowthink to do to try and protect this sturgeon, was to convince the fellows that ing to perhaps neutral wanted to try and catch him, was to make them them think it was swimming hearts is a better selecdownstream towards the bridge to which  they eagerly took the bait and this tion here. The True North strong sturgeon was left at peace for us to observe and enjoy for another 10 minutes.  and free! oh... cannot I only wish we had a better camera  with us, enjoy Trina and Paul Barrett offend the prisoners East Sooke in the justice system... sequences when our ment. with the labelling? Cont’d on page 10 I am writing in the In Canada, the label- dog Murphy ate chunks ling says rat poison of rat poison that were hope that this will help Letters MUST be placed either left outdoors in the raise awareness and in tamper-resistant bait open on a neighbouring prevent future poisonDeliver by mail stations or in locations property in an area that ings. It is distressing or hand to our not accessible to chil- is accessible to wildlife, to imagine the tragic office, or e-mail dren, pets, livestock or pets and children. We consequences if it had editor@sooke non-target animals, and are very fortunate that been a child instead of if it is applied outdoors Saseenos Veterinary my dog that found the Letters should and above-ground it Service and Dr. Addie poison. be 300 words Doni Eve MUST be placed in bait were able to adminisor less, and we Sooke stations that are in loca- ter treatment almost may edit for tions not accessible to immediately and I am length, tone and pets or livestock and be optimistic that Murphy accuracy. Please will recover, alhough clearly labelled. include contact We recently experi- we will know for sure information. enced very serious con- after 30 days of treat-

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free not good. From far and wide,... as a fat guy... I really think the word “Wide” is very offensive... Change needed. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Wait a minute... What if I don’t agree with the governments policies. Like the war on terror or something else... hmmm... guard needs to be changed, maybe to “if I feel it is right for me, I will stand on Guard for thee.” God keep our land glorious and free!... GOD!!!! oh my this is terrible... What about those who worship Buddha, or Allah, or a Goddess... or the Canadian who is an atheist... can’t use God, that is blasphemy. And what about the renters or the homeless who don’t own any land... so maybe “our land” is also inappropriate! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee Kim Campbell... shut up. There is nothing

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Another successful day

Armed with cans, signs and balloons, sooke Harbourside lions and volunteers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on October 8 collecting almost $4,500 from the generous citizens of sooke in support of thanksgiving for the sooke Food Bank. A big thank you to all those who contributed and to the volunteers who came out to support the event. the lions look forward to their next twoonie tuesday in the spring. Above are sooke Harbourside lion Maggie Vause and friend Joan locker. better then hearing O’Canada when one



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of our athletes wins gold at the Olympics, at the beginning of a hockey or lacrosse game, or even better, at a Remembrance Day ceremony. But I got to say... great way to get your name used again by us Canadians. Congratulations Kim... you get another 15 minutes of fame! Rod Holt Sooke

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In response to Tom Fletcher’s editorial in your most recent edition. “B.C. marijuana referendum misguided” Sooke News Mirror, Oct. 9, 2013, page 6. Mr. Fletcher’s recent editorial misrepresented the Sensible BC campaign, and could lead to confusion about our efforts for a marijuana referendum. The ultimate aim of Sensible BC is to have B.C.’s marijuana industry regulated in a similar manner to wine. Our proposed legislation, the Sensible Policing Act, is designed to bring us closer to that goal. The Sensible Policing Act has four components, all carefully designed to be within provincial jurisdiction. The first aspect  is to redirect police resources away from being wasted on simple possession of marijuana. Last year,

BC police made over 16,500 arrests for marijuana possession, draining $10.5 million in police and court time away from investigation of more serious criminal offences. If Sensible BC is successful, then tens of thousands of hours of police and court time would immediately be freed up to pursue real criminals. This means safer communities for everyone, and less backlog in our courts. Second, our legislation treats a minor in possession of marijuana exactly the same as if it were alcohol. It allows police to deal with a teenager smoking pot, but without the lifetime criminal record that can restrict travel and employment. Third, the Sensible Policing Act calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can regulate and tax it in a manner similar to wine and beer. This would send a powerful message of change to Ottawa, and give our Prime Minister the mandate to legalize. Finally, our legislation creates a B.C. commission to figure out the rules needed to implement legalization. Like alcohol and tobacco, most of the regulation for legal marijuana would be determined at the provincial level. British Columbia cannot fully legalize marijuana without a change to federal law, but we can take some sensible

Editorial column misguided

In Tom Fletcher’s editorial (“B.C. marijuana referendum misguided” Sooke News Mirror, Oct. 9, 2013, page 6) regarding the referendum organized by Sensible BC you completely missed the point. This exercise is not intended to change the law, because it can’t.  It is intended to communicate to the chicken littles in Ottawa that the public sentiment regarding prohibition of cannabis has changed.  These chicken littles will never embrace change until the party is absolutely sure that they will still be electable in the next election.  In other words, they are not leaders, not proactive, not brave, not bold.  Rather, they are followers, reactive, fearful and meek. Seeing as these are the only types of people who run in Canada, we the citizens must use these means (referenda) as bludgeons to attract their attention and soothe their fears regarding change so that these poor, meek, weak people may find a scrap of courage and make some small changes to this shameful prohibition.  There is no other way to affect change in this country. How could you have missed this critical point?  It appears from the comments contained in your editorial that you are a complete statist fool and tool; whatever the statists assert is what you believe.  I urge you to divest yourself of these chains on your thinking and look for the ‘fnords’. Bruce Symington Medicine Hat, Alberta

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watercolor. His subject matter is the forest, ocean and the waves present in the wild landscapes of the Juan de Fuca. Lucas’ paintings can best be described as exuberance splashed by colour. The faintly abstract works evoke a state of mind more than actual scenery. Many seem to be draped behind a curtain of rain. “I don’t mind the rain, I love the rain,” said Lucas. “My artistic statement is to paint the Canadian experience.” Lucas came to Shirley via Edmonton in 2009. He

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sense of wonder at the wilderness and the weather has led Christopher Lucas to canvas and paint. He is intrigued by nature and specifically the great outdoors close to his home in Shirley. Lucas is a painter, among other things, and his first trip to Avatar Grove in Port Renfrew led to paint and canvas and a series of paintings for an exhibition at Gallery West entitled “A Place of Wonder.” “It’s about Avatar Grove and the spaces in between,” said Lucas. “I was mesmerized by the sheer size.” It’s all brand new work and Lucas is mounting 25 paintings in acrylic and • •

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in between... immersed himself in the community he loves and along with his art studio he is a fire fighter and is training to become a paramedic/ ambulance driver. His art training is in architecture (Humber College) and the University of Alberta arts extension program along Pirjo Raits photo

Christopher Luca, left with his painting Avatar Grove, above one of his salmon paintings being exhibited at Gallery West.

with courses at the Victoria College of Art. He had an art gallery in Edmonton for 10 years and estimates he has painted over 4,300 pieces. His work has been present at the Shirley Farmers’ Market and he had a previous show at Gallery West. Gallery West is an extension of the South Shore Gallery at 2046 Otter Point Road.

Fiddler extraordinaire to take Coffee House stage It’s time once again for the Sooke Folk Music Society’s monthly Coffee House. This Saturday, October 19, we are very pleased to feature a musician who has recently moved to the Sooke community. She is fiddler extraordinaire, Sarah Tradewell. Raised in Northern Saskatchewan, fiddler and singer, Sarah Tradewell combines the traditional folk styles of the prairies with the Celtic influences of the West Coast. Her charm and warmth are conveyed through her comfort on stage and highlighted by her energy. The speed, facility, and clarity of her technical ability creates excitement and gives her performances a dramatic flair. Sarah performs with a skill and maturity that belies her years. Her passion for entertaining and a variety of musical influences results in performing styles

ranging from old time, to bluegrass, to jazz, and all the way to classical. Her innate ability to combine elements of styles creates a smooth homogeneous concert with wide audience appeal. Recognition for her talent and professionalism have won her the opportunity to perform at BC Place during the 2010 Olympics, at the Sydney Opera House with the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and in Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave with the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre at the McPherson Playhouse. Sarah’s home was always filled with music, so it was not surprising that she began to sing and play piano at an early age. By age three, Sarah was on stage. Her interest in performing also led her to take lessons in acting and dance which earned her roles in musical theatre. To

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date, Sarah has been involved in15 musical productions, including roles as Brigitta (Sound of Music), Heidi (Heidi), and Sandy (Grease). At nine, Sarah decided she wanted to learn the violin. As a diligent and gifted student she progressed quickly in both classical violin and fiddle. Sarah began her professional career

at 14 and released her first album, Traditions, based on music she grew up with, at age 15. Sarah moved to Victoria in September 2007. Always striving to move forward, Sarah continues to seek out music and musicians that can expand her horizons. Bill Woods, author of Mel Bay’s bodhran instruction

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books, collaborated with Sarah on an album of Celtic tunes, resulting in the release of For the Record in 2010. Sarah is currently continuing her musical training at the University of Victoria. She is an active performer as a violist, fiddler, singer, and is the violist of the Kovich Quartet. Sarah is the current BC Provincial Fiddle Champion and has just released her third album, Till the Green Woods Rang. For her performance at our Coffee House, Sarah will be joined by Cheryl Tradewell. We hope to see you all come out and support live music in Sooke. It all happens this Saturday, October 19 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7pm with our open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9. Contributed by Dave Gallant

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Showcasing their talents Grade 4 and 5 students from École Poirier were honoured to perform their school song, titled ‘JOIN IN!’, to education minister Peter Fassbender and delegates of the Vancouver Island School Trustees’ Association Conference hosted by the Sooke School District at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort on Friday, September 27. The students, led by music teachers Sandi Arts and Caledonia Robertson, sang and played a variety of instruments including xylophones, percussion and ukulele in a unique composition reflecting the vision of their school.

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shore were the cadets from 207 Admiral Girouard, Sooke Navy League cadet Corps. “It is our intent to have the Sooke Sea Cadet dive team use their knowledge as certified divers to address marine debris issues locally and contribute to the global view of marine debris underwater,” said Warren Fulton, Sooke Branch president and Wilson Diving instructor. Scuba divers are uniquely positioned to tackle the global marine debris issue, to take action every day and prevent debris from entering the ocean. For more information on the Dive Against Debris at the Government Wharf visit or contact the Sooke Branch at sookenavyleague@ “As part of the Sooke Cadet program, we would like this to become an annual event, supporting the community through environmental stewardship,” said Lt(N) David Blount, Commanding Officer and member of the Sooke dive team. Dive Against Debris, organized worldwide

by Project AWARE Foundation, a non-profit organization mobilizing divers to protect the ocean, has an underwater approach that’s totally unique. It’s a year-round, citizen science program to tackle trash beneath the surface and address its negative impacts. For additional information in Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris program and to join the global movement for ocean protection visit Sooke Sea Cadets (325 Admiral RC Waller) is a youth leadership program for youth 12-18, delivered in partnership with the Navy League of Canada and DND. The program fosters the development of leadership skills, good citizenship and physical fitness. https://www.facebook. com/sookeseacadets Sooke NL Cadets (207 Admiral Girouard), is for youth 9-12, and uses a Naval platform to develop patriotism, good citizenship, duty, self displine and respect for others.

it. It’s open to anyone, whether you have done art all your life or not at all but would like to. You can work on your own projects with your own materials, or try out the art supplies that we have collected in the space. There is a kettle for tea, tables to work on,

chairs, power and lots of paints, paper, beads, leather, soapstone and oddments for mosaic or collage. If you have spare art supplies to share, bring them along. Inspiration, fun, or just company in what is often a solitary occupation, come on down

and have fun, share your skills, pick up new ones, or just grab a cup of tea and check the space out. Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Malahat Farm, 2675 Anderson Road, about 12 km west of Sooke, just east of Muir Creek. We’ll be in the big garage to the left as you come up the drive. For more info, e-mail kwoods@pacificcoast. net, or or call 6420393 or 642-6868.

Local scuba divers, the Sooke Sea Cadets and Wilson Diving were involved in Dive Against Debris on Sunday, September 22, from the Government Wharf to the Rotary Pier. As part of the Sooke Sea Cadets and Wilson Diving’s commitment to protecting the ocean, trained divers not only remove underwater debris such as rope, plastic bottles,

Submitted photo

Sooke Sea Cadets and Wilson Diving cleaned the waters between the government wharf and the Rotary Pier. and fishing line, but also identify and document everything seen underwater in a larger effort to prevent marine debris. Marine debris, or our trash in the ocean, makes its way to our underwater environments by the tonne. The Sooke Sea

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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.

To book an appointment, please call Val Weber during our office hours at 250-391-1044 or call our colleagues at Royal Direct 24 hours at 1-800-769-2511 Thank you for your loyalty and for choosing RBC!


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Reader’s Photo of the Week  Deanna Brett photo

These brown pelicans moving through the Sooke area were caught in the camera lens by Sooke News MIrror reader Deanna Brett.

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Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud. Send your good quality jpeg photos to: editor@ and we will publish them as space permits.

Don’t forget to winterize. Winterizing protects your in-ground or micro/drip system against freezing and expansion, which can damage piping, fittings, valves and sprinkler heads. So bundle up now to keep your system safe and ready to use when the weather warms up. For more information about winterizing your in-ground or micro/drip system visit or call 250.474.9684.

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SEAPARC. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000. YOUNG PARENT’S GROUP Sooke Family Resource Centre, with lunch 11:001:30. Call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info.

Free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

$12 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m. Short mat bowling 1 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Thanksgiving meat draw 3 p.m. Sunday breakfast brunch, Drop-in jam session 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. HARBOURSIDE COHOUSING Open house, 2-4 p.m., RSVP info@harbourside. ca 250-642-2996.

In this week’s calendar


Family Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke Rd Harbourside Co-housing, 6669 Horne Rd Holy Trinity Church: 1952 Murray Rd Knox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church Rd Legion #54: 6726 Eustace Rd Library: 2065 Anna Marie Rd Prestige Hotel: 6929 West Coast Rd SEAPARC: 2168 Phillips Rd Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre: 2145 Townsend Rd St. Rose of Lima: 2191 Townsend Rd Village Foods: 103-6661 Sooke Rd Zenwest Meditation: 4970 Naigle Rd

Cribbage 7 p.m. DISTRICT OF SOOKE Public Advisory Panel: Economic Development. 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Info 250-642-1634.

SHOPPERS 250-642-5229


COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PM Items for Community Calendar must be non-commercial and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.

Oct 20 is the 293rd day of the year. This is a fact.

Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info. CALLING ALL QUILTERS Knox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short mat bowling 1 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m. MEDITATION EVENING Zenwest Meditation Evening, 7 p.m. Free.

Returning to Work and Finding Daycare. Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME 10 a.m. Sooke Library. 3-5 years old. Registration required. 250-642-3022. ADULT WALKING GROUP SEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Call 250-642-8000. Registration required. YOUTH CLINIC Ages 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic. KNITTING CIRCLE Sooke Public Library, 6:30– 8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Pool League 7 p.m.

Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info. FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke Library. All ages, no registration required. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Volunteer at Sunriver Community Garden. 1-4(ish) p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520. SOOKE GARDEN CLUB 7:30 p.m. With Carolyn Herriot. Zero Mile Diet. St. Rose of Lima.

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

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A lot back at what made the news in the Sooke area in past years. October 1, 2008 ‘Tough battle’ ahead, says Martin Incumbent Esquimalt-JDF MP seeks sixth term With no big-ticket items and little chance for a significant shakeup in Parliament, former environment minister David Anderson wonders why there’s a federal election at all. “The public isn’t focused on the election. There’s not really that much interest,” Anderson said at Keith Martin’s campaign office. “Clearly there’s no need for an election.” Voters may be lukewarm on going to the polls Oct. 14, but wellwishers and politicians old and new corded Dr. Keith Martin’s Colwood Corners office last Thursday. Martin admits this campaign will be “a tough battle,” notably with Conservative challenger Troy DeSousa already taking swipes with the five-term MP. October 1, 2003 Survey: More than two-thirds support sewers Residents still worried about costs. A phone survey shows 76 per cent of people residing in the proposed specified area are in favour of the District of Sooke’s proposed sewer project, but Mayor Janet Evans said Monday night unless there is a drastic change residents are headed to the polls Dec. 16. The survey, which also showed people are worried about the system’s cost, was recently conducted by Victoria’s Venture Market Research Corp. at

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Navy League

Would like to thank the following for their help with our recent shoreline clean-up and Project Aware clean-up in the Harbour:

Sooke Legion,Wilson Diving, Village Foods,Western Foods, District of Sooke and our hard working parents. We could not have done this Without you! File photo

Back in 2010 the West coast Santa School met in Sooke on Sunday, oct. 10, where 11 Santas and one Mrs. claus came to share stories, tips and secret ideas. Santas and Mrs. claus came from Duncan, cowichan Bay, colwood, Langford, Sooke, Metchosin and Victoria. Lunch was served, as well as the traditional cookies and milk. a great time was had by all. a reminder... there is less than 73 days until christmas. Ho ho ho. a cost of $8,500. The concept was to get an idea of people’s understanding of and feelings about the proposed $17.4 million system for the downtown core and such areas as the Broom Hill subdivision. The result seemed to be people want the system to happen as 42 per cent in strong support and 34 per cent “somewhat supported it.” September 30, 1998 Police issue warning about canvasser Sooke RCMP are on the trail of a fake canvasser coming to area homes asking for donations in the name of a Sooke school advisory committee and an RCMP missing kids program. The man, estimated to be in his forties, has been canvassing at homes in the Sooke and Colwood areas. Police have received complaints because he has been collecting but not giving receipts. September 29, 1993 Province wants Beecher Bay Band to

Capital Regional District Notice of

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Regular Meeting Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Office #2 – 6868 West Coast Road Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3 pm.

Public Welcome to Attend For meeting confirmation or for further information, please contact the JdFEA Planning Services Office at 250.642.1500. Visit the JdF E.A. Parks and Recreation website:

hold off on casino A meeting between Beecher Bay Indian Band officials and the B.C. Gaming Commission last week yielded only mass frustration, band chief Patty Chipps said. Chipps met with a policy analyst from the gaming commission

Sept. 20 to discuss the Beecher Bay band’s intention to set up a temporary gambling casino on the reserve within two months. Currently illegal under provincial law, the casino could be raided by RCMP and shut down. The band also plans

to erect a $10-$20 million hotel-casino complex on the reserve within the next year. Chipps said gaming commission officials want the band to hold off until the Native gaming committee has recommended policy for B.C. Native bands.

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913

Halloween Party 26 October 2013

Royal Canadian Legion Sooke Branch 54 Dinner Show


Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6 and Show 7 - 9 PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, desserts, salads

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and miraculously she is finally able to accept hugs after five long years! The Chronic Disease Program that opened in September in Vancouver has turned out to be deeply disappointing after promises made and now broken by the government. The program has no intention to actually ‘treat’ people with Lyme disease beyond merely giving people some meditation strategies, pacing, diet info and things of that nature which do absolutely nothing to kill the bacteria. Nicole already does all of the above! Lyme disease sufferers need a team of Canadian doctors willing to listen to the wider body of science that says long term antibiotics DO help alleviate symptoms much like meds given to those with TB or even those with acne who are routinely given up to two years of antibiotics with no questions asked. Why are Lyme lepers any different? CanLyme withdrew their support for the clinic a few weeks before the opening. Nicole and I decided we needed to show our displeasure of the program’s direction and lead a group of about 35 from Victoria and

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Vancouver to the open house on September 12 in Vancouver. Lana Popham had a brilliant idea to have each of us carry a U.S. flag to indicate our positive test for Lyme in the states, yet the continued negligence on the part of the Canadian medical profession to acknowledge any of us. They definitely caught the eye of staff and the media. After a big fanfare by the director and other dignitaries touting their marvelous program, we were able to ask questions and finally after much repetition of the same question, Dr. Bested admitted that long-term antibiotics were not part of the protocol, nor were IV antibiotics because they ‘didn’t have the facility’ to offer them to patients. So, once again Lyme disease sufferers have been shoved out of a program that was supposed to help them. Nicole was interviewed by Global News with the anchor commenting that ‘there was another side to the story.’ Elizabeth May MP, has a private member’s bill calling for a National Lyme Disease Strategy.   It is number four up for debate when the house resumes Oct 16.   Nicole and I spent two weeks in Ottawa

last May visiting many MP and Senators’ offices asking for their support of the bill. We received 100 per cent support from all parties and were amazed and encouraged. Many MPs either knew a constituent with Lyme or a personal connection. A group of senators from both parties want an inquiry. Senator Nancy Greene-Raine has a relative battling Lyme. I believe once the bill is passed a lot of hard work must be done to ensure Canadians get the help they need if they are bitten by a tick. We can do this. We must. So, lots happening in our lives. We continue to try and get care for Nicole and advocate with/for others who suffer from this disease. The US Center for Disease Control recently announced 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease, a 10-fold increase versus the absurd 258 cases reported in Canada.   We know Canadians can do the math and with thousands of kilometers of our borders touching this just doesn’t add up.   Inaccurate reporting, deeply flawed testing and improperly trained doctors are just a few of the causes.   When will the suffering end?


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Gerald Clifford Garneau Stories never die, they continue on as remembered by the one who’s told them. Gerald (Gerry) Clifford Garneau of Sooke, B.C. was born on October 24, 1939 in Red Lake, Ontario to Clifford and Miriam (nee Ketola) passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at age 73. Gerry is survived by his wife Shirley (nee Tenhunen), children Randy, Nadina Kelso and Dana Vowles, son in-laws Mike Kelso and Gray Buchanan. Grandchildren Brent, Kari, Aaron, Cole, Clay, Sylas and Mika. Brother Bernie, sisters Margret and Sharon, step-sister Sonja. Also survived by several sister and brother in-laws and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was raised by his Aunt and Uncle Irja and Antti Puska on the farm in Intola. He attended Intola and Five Mile Schools and Port Arthur Tech/Hillcrest High School. Gerry joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1957, travelling from coast to coast until settling with his family in Sooke in 1969 and serving until 1975. He continued his career at sea for the Institute of Ocean Sciences and worked on the John P. Tully, retiring in 1990. Gerry was the owner operator of Jet-Vac & Gerry’s Oil Burner Service for 6 years and served with the RCMP Auxiliary force in Sooke. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Sooke Branch. Gerry loved to be on the sea, thus was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed trolling the shores of One Island Lake. Gerry’s favourite saying was, “A sailor’s place is on the ship, the ship’s place is out at sea and land is a navigational hazard!”

I am Free Don’t grieve for me for now I am free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all, I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play, Tasks left undone must stay that way I found that place at the close of day, If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy, A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things I too will miss, Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you sunshine of tomorrow, My life has been full; I savored much Good family, friends, good times, a loved one’s touch, Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t’ lengthen it now with undue grief, Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free!

In respect to Gerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations to be made in memory of Gerry Garneau to the Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society, Charters River Salmon Stewardship Center, 2895 Sooke River Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y1. To leave a condolence, please visit

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Michael F. M. Wood June 7, 1934- October 9, 2013

Michael passed away peacefully at home with his wife Dawn at his side. Since 1999 he fought a very long battle with heart disease, and another 31/2 year battle with Cancer. He is survived by his wife Dawn (of 28 yrs.), Son Timothy Wood (Sherri), Step-son Ryan Comber (Andrea), Father-in -Law-Cliff Beange. Sisters -in- Law; Judi Boyechko (Cliff), Lil Premack (Hugh), and 13 Siblings. Also, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. And, many, many Dear Friends! Our Special gratitude goes to Dr. Ellen Anderson and Staff Nurse Michele Atchison, Sooke Hospice and the Home Care Volunteers. Also, all the staff at People’s Pharmacy. A very special thank you, to all our dear friends from the Kingdom Hall, for all your loving support and kindnesses. A Memorial Service is to be held 2 P.M. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sooke at 2207 Church Rd.

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Port Renfrew’s queen of the surf wins Queen of the Peak Longboard Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

Port Renfrew’s surfer extraordinaire, Leah Oke, once again rode the wave to the podium, this time in her home waters. In this year’s fourth annual Queen of the Peak — Women’s Surf Contest, Port Renfrew’s Leah Oke placed first in the Longboard competition, and third in Shortboard. Tofino’s Queen of the Peak surf competition has been going since 2010, when they began with 52 women in a oneday competition. They have since grown to a two-day event, and the weekend of Oct. 5 saw 100 women register. It is an open competition,

meaning that there are no pre-qualifying competitions to win. “More girls, more support, more media coverage,” summed up Oke. As far as women in the sport of surfing, Oke finds that women are well represented on the West Coast. “The Queen of the Peak makes it happen for all the girls,” she commented, “It’s the only one I’ve every seen where they do all this,” referring to the femalefriendly add-ons. According to, the event was uniquely designed with women in mind. “The contest is designed to be ‘femalefriendly’ with free child care and dog sitting Kyler Vos photos, courtesy of Tourism Tofino

Above, Leah Oke in the Longboard competition. Right, Lean Oke at Tofino’s Shelter Restaurant, on receiving notification that she won the Longboard division. services for competitors and even has a massage tent staffed with Wickaninnish Inn Ancient Cedars Spa staff.” In all her worldly surfing experiences, this competition is the only one Oke has seen with these thoughtful inclusions. Oke will be heading back to her second newly-established home in Panama next weekend, and launching headlong in to competitions there. She will return in a few months,


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when she will be completing some footage for a film one of her sponsors will be doing on Oke. Leah Oke, who originally hails from Port Renfrew and now lives half-time in Panama, placed first in the Shortboard competition in 2010, and second in the Longboard competition in 2012. Inspired by siblings and her father, Oke has been surfing since she was six, and is one of Canada’s first female pros. Now 28, Oke has

four sponsors and is an established competitor on the world circuit. Sooke is the gateway to surfing on the West Coast, with Jordan River and Sombrio beach listed as two favourite spots by Tofino, according to the website, is the surfing hub. Results are posted on their website, at http://, and photos are available on their Facebook page at https://www.

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motorcycle for the Halloween season. Or any time for that matter. While it’s not a common occurrence, when adding any adornments to your motorcycle or your gear, there are certain things you should keep in mind.

Stickers and helmets Helmets are built to include a smooth skid factor. Which is to say, should your helmet come in contact with the pavement, it is important that your helmet slides smoothly. Should anything cause the helmet to abruptly come to a stop, that sudden jolt could ultimately lead to severe spine injury. Or worse. If you have a sticker that you are contemplating placing on your helmet, make sure that it is approved for helmets.


This same logic applies to painting your helmet. Don’t do it unless you know that the paint is actually intended for motorcycle helmet.

Conspicuity Do you remember the time when geeks were relentlessly tormented? Now those same geeks have the

high paying jobs, and being a geek in school is the new cool. The same shift has happened with motorcycle gear. There’s delight in bright. It probably has something to do with the greying of the bikers, along which has come the desire to live as long as one possibly can. Backrests, fenders and tanks are places where you might see personalization going on. Akin to getting a tattoo, though, if you’re going to add something permanent, you might ask yourself the question, “Can I live with this for as long as I own the bike?” And akin to contemplating property value, you might also ask yourself, “Will this particular feature increase or decrease my bike’s resale value.” Of course, if you intend

The Pastor's Pen

The Missing Piece

Many people I know love to with put together large jigsaw puzzles. They find great pleasure until they find that the last piece is missing. The result is an empty space right in the middle of a beautiful picture. One can not help but feel sorry for the one who has put so much time and effort into the project simply to find that only one more piece would make the picture perfect. This is the case with many people and the celebration of Thanksgiving. In reading about the historical celebration in Canada it is interesting to note that the theme of the Thanksgiving holiday changed each year to reflect an important event for which to be thankful. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary or event. In the modern celebration (which has only been fixed to be on the second Monday in October since 1957) everything is in place except for one missing piece. The food is there, the family is there, the decorations are there... the puzzle is complete except for one missing piece. The piece that is missing is not the theme. Thanksgiving for all that we have in this country, for the food, for the family, for the freedom, for those who serve us in unacknowledged ways, they are all there... the missing piece of the puzzle is, "to whom are you thankful?" The historical celebration, and the modern celebration are missing a very important piece if we are not thankful to God for all that we have. The history of this day is a uniquely Christian celebration giving thanks to God for the care and provision made for us in this life and in the life to come. Now it is time to complete the puzzle. Let none of us leave an empty space in the celebration... For all that we have and all that we enjoy, THANKS BE TO GOD! Pastor Gordon Kouwenberg

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to be the forever-owner of said machine, that second question need not apply. Do not even consider decorating your forks. Just saying.

LED lighting LED lighting can be used to add intrigue to your bike. Keep in mind that blue lights are prohibited as they may be seen as intentionally (or unintentionally) imitating a police vehicle. If you are installing decorative lighting, be sure to follow all instructions. If you find a left-over screw or an unattached wire, undo what you have done, and redo it again. If you have maxed out on patience, then either get a professional to do it, or trust that your own natural halo will provide all the additional decorative light that you need.

Things that dangle Be very careful when putting on things that dangle. Consider worstcase scenario. If you go down, will this dangling thing catch on anything? Can it tangle you up in it? Can it get caught in movable parts (tires, steering, engine parts, etc.). If it becomes detached, does it pose a safety hazard for you? for the person travelling behind you? If you can see the potential for danger, then rethink the dangling bits.

Things that don’t If you are going to attach anything to your bike, attach it firmly and securely. Again, think of the damage that could be done should the item of adornment become unattached. I feel a bit like Saturday Night Live’s Debbie-downer. But I’m not, really! The point here is not about dwelling on the negative, it’s about proper planning. If you put in the proper effort up-front, then the execution of whatever follows can be incidentfree, giving you the joyful experience you so deservingly need. Or want. Like one article I read online said, don’t dress for the ride, dress for the slide.

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Sooke Salmon You better not pout, you better not cry: Enhancement Society Sooke Salmon Enhancement Soci the Harlem Crowns are coming to town On Oct. 24, the Harlem Crowns are coming to Sooke to play against against the Edward Milne community school’s Senior Boys’ Basketball team. Tickets are available at the main office at EMCS. There are a limited number of tickets available, and the game begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door; children under 6 are free. The event will be a fundraiser for the Senior Boys’ basketball team. The Harlem Crowns are a zany bunch of basketball players who combine comedy and talent. As their name suggests, they are an offshoot from the Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Crowns began their existence in the mid-50’s when a former Harlem Globetrotter by the name of Chico Burrell formulated a team composed of highly talented basketball players. Chico Burrell was born in Harlem, New York. He attended New York University and upon graduation, he joined the Harlem Globetrotters. Chico played with the “Trotters” for 12 years during which time he was an outstanding performer. Chico blended his talents with such Harlem Globetrotter greats as Goose Tatum, Sweetwater Clifton and Maquis Haynes. After years of success with the Harlem Crowns, Chico Burrell retired and sold the team to a group of Northern California Businessmen. One of the incumbent members on the Harlem Crowns, Herbert Scaife, is presently manag-

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EMCS Boys’ Senior Basketball team will be squaring up against the Harlem Crowns on Oct 24. This showdown of humour and skill promises an evening of entertainment. ing the team. Herbert Scaife hails from Arkansas and resides in Oakland, California during the off season. Members of the Harlem Crowns are chosen for showmanship as well as their ability to play above average basketball. At the beginning of each season, approximately two weeks in October, a very organized training camp is held in a designated Northern California city. Candidates and possible new additions are brought in from all over the United States. The requirements for being considered a member of the Harlem Crowns are: 1. To have former college basketball experience. 2. To have good charac-

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ter and the ability to get along with others. 3. To have basketball ability, the potential to be a showman and a knack for comic improvisations. The Harlem Crowns play a regulation four quarter game against any opposing team furnished by the sponsors. There is never a dull moment during the game because of the zany acts and laugh-aminute routines that are very numerous. From California, eastward, the Harlem Crowns have staggered the comical imagination of spectators in places such as Canada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. The Harlem Crowns have also taken their

show several times abroad to places like Tokyo, Japan the city of Manila in the Philippines Islands and Singapore. They also venture south of the border into Old Mexico. The Harlem Crowns are sponsored by various groups that include the local police and sheriff departments, F.F.A., booster clubs, lettermen clubs, student body clubs and various cities’ service groups. For an evening of relatively low-cost entertainment that supports the EMCS Senior Boys’ Basketball team, drop by during school hours at the EMCS main office for your advanced tickets. Or, take your chances and, space permitting, buy

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Eight-year-old Max Dennis enjoyed his first-ever fishing derby this past Oct. 12. According to his mother, Rachel Greigg, Max “popped like a top” out of bed that morning at around 5:30 a.m. His fish measured in at 8.3 lbs. The funnest part for Max was “landing them,” though he confessed that the people at 2 Reels Fishing Adventures helped him reel them in (he caught two). The event was hosted by The Crab Shack (, and winners were yet to be announced at the time that this paper was laid to rest.

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