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Local artist upcycles Rudolf to put nature at the centre of life

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Leech watershed threatened Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

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Artist Alicia LaRue, a Sooke resident, gives her Rudolph the Reindeer wreath a kiss on his reflection material nose. LaRue was one of nine local artists who created wreaths from upcycled materials for the first ever Wreath-Cycled collection on display at the Robert Bateman Centre November 21 to January 5. There are over 20 wreaths on display, made by the artists and the public. The wreaths can be bought through a sealed bid auction at www.usedvictoria.com. Proceeds support the Bateman Foundation (batemanfoundation.org), helping to put nature at the centre of life.

A motion brought before the CRD Regional Water Supply Commission on November 20 has Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks on the lookout. A motion was presented to the commission by Ted Robbins, General Manager, Integrated Water Services (CRD) to close public access to the Leech Water Supply Area. “The motion brought forward would close the Leech watershed for everyone forever,” said Hicks. He said Mayor Wendal Milne and himself suggest in the strongest terms to consult the public before anything happens in the watershed. He said there are 300,000 residents in the CRD and consultation should happen. “By their own admission they wouldn’t even consider using this water for 15 years. Water consumption is going down, they may never have to use it,” said Hicks. “When you have a weighted vote, we would like to see the community be aware of this. We need to start making some noise that we want to be consulted.” Hicks is concerned that people may not even be able to walk in there and he said it is a high chunk of land. The Leech watershed is accessed through TimberWest property and is comprised of 9,700 hectares. One of the reasons for denying access is the threat of putting the greater Victoria drinking water supply at risk. The CRD manages over 20,000 hectares of land dedicated to the protection of the region’s water supply. The CRD also has a total regional park area of nearly 11,400 hectares, which accounts for approximately 50 per cent of all the protected lands in the capital region. “The CRD is the largest land owner in Southern Vancouver Island,” said Hicks. “The public still thinks the CRD is public and the lands are public.” Hicks stated he pointed out the irony in the Juan de Fuca area saying most of the JdF isn’t in the regional water supply area and we can’t recreate in that area. “It’s not just us, under the Douglas Treaty the T’Sou-ke and Pacheedaht are allowed to hunt on all unoccupied areas. People hunt, fish, camp and everything up there.” The motion was tabled, but Hicks warns that it could come up again and nothing should be done without public consultation. “Next time it could get to this,” he said.

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Ten years of feeding the body and nourishing the soul Vital Vittles celebrates 10 strong years of Friday lunches Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

A cold man, a hot sub, and a warm conversation lie at the root of the now decade-old Vital Vittles program. In a document written by the nowdeceased Reverend Harry Eerkes, he recounts running into the renowned street person known locally as Donny on a wet drizzly cold November day. Donny was a local street personality who could be found most days with his dog St. Nicholas sitting outside the Sooke Liquor Store. After buying Donny a hot submarine — that Donny shared with his dog St. Nicholas — Donny made a suggestion. “This is really nice, sharing a coffee and having a good sandwich …. It would be good if there could be this place inside where we could warm up a little once in a while without spending a bunch of money.” “OK, Donny, let me think about it,” responded Rev. Eerkes. On November 13, just following this exchange, a meeting took place with Rev Eerkes, Leo Myers, Mr. Bill the sign maker, Andy Carrier (aka the Pizza Man), Lynda Rose and a few others. The response was instant. According to Rev. Eerkes’ documentation, the conversation about the program’s start went something like this: “Shouldn’t we set up some sort of planning committee and talk to the church council first?” someone tentatively asked. “Naw that will just slow things down and keep it from happening.”

“Can we do it now?” “If we don’t,” Andy Carrier challenged, “I’ll take the idea somewhere else.” “Right. Do we go for it?” “Yes!” was the unanimous vote. “OK, I’ll ask for forgiveness later.” Thus, proving that it’s sometimes easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission, the simply envisioned soup-and-sandwich Vital Vittles was born. On November 21, 2003, the first Vital Vittles meal was served in the basement of the old Holy Trinity church to 25 guests. The menu of the inaugural lunch included a soup and sandwiches, fruit and cupcakes, and a variety of hot and cold beverages. The soup-andsandwich grew into something much more substantial. There’s always a salad, a soup and a dessert. Andy donates pizza once a month. Dog food is also available on occasion. During the first year, the free lunch received great community support from politicians, food providers and volunteers. After a fire destroyed the Holy Trinity church in 2005, Vital Vittles was temporarily moved to the Sooke Family Resource Society, and the serving of meals continued. A dedicated team of volunteers made sure that not one week was missed. When the new church was completed, the meals returned to their new home and have been a weekly staple since. The program is designed to embrace the community. As Rev. Eerkes wrote, “It is important for us that ‘Vital Vittles’ becomes a community, pulling

Britt Santowski photos

Above:World Youth Volunteer Chi Tran who hails from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, with the birthday cake. The cake was donated by Village Foods. In the background, Chef April Meyers, a certified Red Seal Chef, prepares the meals. Long-standing volunteer Leo Myers, along with being a member of the founding circle, has washed dishes for ten years. Right: The cast of volunteers, past and present. together different people who might otherwise avoid each other.” The range of people who come to eat is wide and varied. Young and old and those in between get something of value when they come to Vital Vitttles. “Some people come to just ‘hang out’,” wrote Rev. Eerkes, “others come because this is one of the few — or only — nutritious meals of their week. Some take their children out of school so they can have a good meal. … Others come, not out of financial need, but because it is just a good place to be.” “It’s a warm dry place to get a good meal and good company,” reinforced Shirley Roodbol, a volunteer of six years,

on the day of their 10th birthday. “The fellowship is important,” confirmed Mary Brown, a volunteer of nine years. “People are totally accepted here. There is no check-

ing at the door. Not only to the volunteers enjoy working here, we find friendships developing between the diners and the volunteers.” The food served without ceremony. It’s a non-denominational event with an emphasis on compassion and human fellowship. Guest Jason ColyColy shares their views. “Everyone should have a place to hang their hat and have a belly full of food.” Ongoing support comes from a number of organizations and businesses in Sooke, and among their number are Andy’s Twofor-One Pizza, Reading Room Cafe, Little Vienna Bakery, and Celtic Circle of Sooke Society. A number of anonymous supporters have significantly contributed to the ability of Vital Vittles to survive. Most notable in this cat-

egory is one supporter who has given well over $5,000 in two separate — and incredibly generous — donations. Volunteers have been abundant in both numbers and in their giving. Names include (but are certainly not limited to) Leo, Mary, Shirley, Ruth, Bob, Don, Jim, Cathy, Ian, Richard, Kit, Pat, Evan, Kathleen, Roz, Leio, Cy, Broc, Shirley, Tony, Judy, Reverand Dolly, and a number of Canada World Youth who have contributed to the program. Coordinators have included Lynda Rose (2003-5), Shirley Roodbol (2005-12), and Deacon Wally Eamer (2012-present). According to a website post by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (holytrinitysookebc. org/harry_eerkes.htm), Rev. Eerkes, born in 1941, had a convoluted

journey into the priesthood. After four years of teaching school, he earned a degree in Psychology and he worked as a clinical psychologist and a teacher of psychology. Eerkes eventually moved into a specialty of working with people with acquired brain injury. In 1990 he finally gave in to the life-long call to ministry in the church. During his ten years of ordained ministry he served five years as the rector of Holy Trinity Church in Sooke. Eerkes died of cancer on October 3, 2012. Donny also passed away at least three years ago according to Myers. Their conversation, which ultimately culminated into the Vital Vittles program that exists today and carried out by a committed team of volunteers, has had a timeless reach.

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Two historic rail engines come home .96 ACRE OCEANFRONT CLASSIC

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A huge crane from RKM Crane Service practically dwarfed the small, rusty rail engines it was employed to pick up. The crane gently lifted and eased the old engines into a bay at the Kaltasin Works Yard so they could be under cover while being assessed and restored. The Sooke Region Museum acquired the two small narrow gauge rail engines that used to work at the Jordan River Dam. They had been housed at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan until their relocation on November 21 to the

works yard in Sooke. On hand were museum members and Karla Louwers from BC Hydro. BC Hydro donated the engines and provided the museum with a donation of $5,000 to help with the restoration. Louwers, community relations spokesperson for BC Hydro said they will stay involved and assist with providing some of the history. “It’s nice for us that we have found a good home for these rail cars. It is part of Jordan River history and it makes good sense to have them back in this area,” she said. Lee Boyko, Executive Director for the Sooke Region Museum said

the gas-powered rail engines worked on the dam transporting people and materials. The smaller of the two cars is 10’ 6” long by 55” wide, the longer is 19’ long, also 55” wide. They ran on narrow gauge track which is 36” wide. Eventually the smaller of the two engines will be housed at the museum, the location for the larger engine placement is still under consideration. Small engines of this type were once common workhorses of the many narrow gauge rail lines that were found around Vancouver Island.  

Left: The larger of the two rail engines donated to the Sooke Region Museum by BC Hydro gets lifted off the transport truck before being moved into a bay at the Kaltasin works yard. Maneuvering it into place are Brian Sorokan from RKM Crane Service (in black hardhat) and Willie Webb from the museum. Above: Willie Webb helps place the engine on the tracks. Museum volunteer Wally Vowles laughingly said, “We should tell Stu Young we have our own trolley now.” The Sooke Region Museum is looking for volunteers and financial resources to help bring the engines into display condition. Anyone interested in helping out can contact the museum at 250-6426351, info@sookeregionmuseum, or drop by the museum during our normal operating hours Tuesday – Sunday 9-5.

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Sooke wins CiB Provincial Heritage Award – again!

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a few members of the Sooke communities in bloom program pose by a series of murals painted by allan Johnson, depicting the area’s rich agricultural history. back: Randy Welters, president of the Sooke Region chamber of commerce, and larry tait, Sooke legion branch 54. Front: Sandy Jarvis, board member of Sooke communities in bloom; Frederique Philip, Sooke Harbour House; brenda Parkinson, chair, Sooke communities in bloom; Michael Nyikes, little Vienna bakery. Artist Allan Johnson created series of exterior murals beside Sooke Community Hall, celebrating the area’s rich agricultural history. Community involvement, milestone anniversary celebrations and ongoing enhancement of historical, environmental and beautification projects has earned the District of Sooke its second BC Communi-

ties in Bloom Provincial Heritage Award in three years. Diana Skoglund, a Director of the Provincial Capital Commission, presented the award to Sooke CiB Chair Brenda Parkinson during the organization’s Oct. 6 awards banquet in Kamloops. This special criteria award looks at natural heritage as well as the

integration of landscape and streetscapes as they pertain to the community’s built heritage. Recognition is also given for traditions and customs through festivals and celebrations, events and parades, heritage foods and the arts. “We rocked this year,” Parkinson said following the presentation. About 200 volunteers, including 40 businesses, took

part in their local Communities in Bloom program, she said. Chamber of commerce members weed whacked boulevards, Journey Middle School students cleaned out garbage from area creek beds and residents attacked invading broom bushes on Whiffen Spit. “There was exceptional citizen engagement.” A call also went out to local artists and photographers resulting in a series of newly-decorated bus stops and hydro boxes as well as new interpretive signage along the oceanfront boardwalk featuring information about area wildlife and natural surroundings. Other volunteers painted and planted flower pots lining Sooke Road in the downtown core. “It’s an example of the volunteers of Sooke and what they’ve accomplished in the past 100 years,” said District of Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne, noting the community’s efforts in 2013 focused on numerous events and celebrations commemorating histori-

couNcil bRieFS Monday’s Committee of a Whole Meeting was short and sweet. Besides reviewing the four fiscal priorities in the proposed five year financial plan (fiscal responsibility, town centre, economic revitalization, and community plan), the council unanimously passed a financial commitment to seniors (see Milne, p 8). The Regular Council Meeting that followed was nicely amicable. A CRD stormwater report was received. A request for $3,184 to NEED (suicide prevention) was granted, and the counsellors expressed unanimous disappointment at the big players’ (e.g. VIHA’s) failure to adequately fund this growing health issue. Steve Grundy presented the findings of the Sooke Economic Development Survey, and made two unsurprising recommendations: that Sooke focus on economic development, and that it fast-track beautification. Bylaw Amendments were read (first and second reading of the Fire Protection Services) and adopted (Animal Regulation and Impounding). A report requiring action was passed back to staff for further consideration (Notice on Title for Bylaw Violations - Prestige). Another received permission to go to tender (Pineridge Park Improvements). The Consent for CRD Bylaw No. 3918 was passed unanimously. A final motion will see Councillor Kerrie Reay going to BC Transit to speak as a delegate for Sooke on the need for adequate bus service.

cal milestones such as the 100th anniversaries of the Sooke Fire Department, the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and the Sooke Fall Fair. Judges were impressed with the community’s many heritage projects including restoration of the Millenium Park Cemetary, the Sooke Region Museum, the exterior murals on the Community Hall, growing and mapping of heritage fruit trees and cultural partnerships with T’Sou-ke First Nation. The Provincial Capital Commission is a platinum level sponsor of the BC Communities in Bloom program. For more information on CiB, visit www. bccommunitiesinbloom. ca “Once again BC Communities in Bloom would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the Provincial Capital Commission’s 7th year of sponsorship! Without the PCC’s support, none of this would be possible,” said Catherine Kennedy, COOK ISLANDS Executive Diretcor of BC 12 nights $2859 Communities in Bloom.

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The Sooke RCMP are still working closely with BC Transit regarding the pellet shots that are being fired on the busses. No person of interest has been identified yet. Roadblocks that include alcohol checks will be becoming more frequent as we approach the festive season. If you drink, don’t drive. The suspect who inappropriately touched a woman sleeping in her home has still not been identified. A police drawing appears on our Facebook page at facebook.com/SookeNewsMirror. Finally, the RCMP would like to remind vehicle operators to include the time in these frosty the mornings to scrape the ice and defrost the inside windows. The roads, too, can be frosty and slippery, so ensure your all-season or winter tires are in good condition. Slow down.

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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 TimAyres.ca/121 for complete details including floor plan, HD video tour, pictures

Lovely 2BR, 1BA single-wide extensively renovated with new drywall, paint both inside & out, new deck at front and another 2 renovated decks, new skirting & improved perimeter drainage. Fully fenced yard with new Cedar front privacy fence. Large yard to grow your own food, fenced to keep the dog in and the deer out. Walk to town or pick up the bus to get to Victoria. Close to all Sooke amenities. $54,900 MLS® 328582

Delightful 3BR, 2BA Double-wide in adult park with new siding, windows, and an extra layer of insulation. Open Kitchen w/new s/s appliances, huge LR, formal dining and French doors leading to a newer west-facing sunny deck. New carpet & paint. Single carport and workshop area. Nice, quiet park that allows pets. Stop by the Open House this Sunday. $99,900 MLS® 330443

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Another Stinking Christmas! Stinkers open their studios Not show in East Sooke and Metchosin 4 p.m. The studios are open as is the Metchosin Art Centre at 4495 Happy Valley Road. The artists who make up the Stinking Fish Studio Tour stretch from East Sooke to Metchosin. Nineteen of the artA work by Angela Menzies ists are opening their studios the Metchosin Art Cenfor “Not Another Stink- tre and the remainder ing Christmas!” Four will open their studios. of them; Detlef Grund- Banding together for a mann, Chiarina Loggia, couple of days is not Bev Petow and Lesley unusual for the SFST. Forman will join forces Each year a number to present their work at of artists would gather

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Did you know that the Stinking Fish Studio Tour got its name from Metchosin or as the First Nations people said, S-met-sho-sun. It means stinking fish. Now why they called it stinking fish is probably lost to the ages, but stinking fish now means an annual juried studio tour for artists in the region. Spokesperson Judy Dyelle said when they named the tour, the Stinking Fish Studio Tour people wondered why name it that. Dyelle said it means “Metchosin” and it does attract attention, just as the name for this year’s Christmas tour named, “Not Another Stinking Christmas!” The name is not meant to offend but rather to attract attention to the tour. It sets them apart. “It’s all about getting noticed, there is so much going on at this time of year,” said Dyelle. Not Another Stinking Christmas is set for Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to

Contact Loan Annual General Meeting Tuesday Dec 3, 12 Noon Sooke Legion

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Effervescent Agnes George 1877-1979 I first got to know Agnes George in the 1960s, just about the time this photo with a smoked salmon was taken on the Sooke Reserve. An effervescent lady who always welcomed visitors with a big smile, she introduced me to many stories and customs of the T’Sou-ke Nation. Her heritage had taught her many skills for her nimble fingers – besides being adept at preserving of seafoods, she wove baskets and mats. She was an expert at knitting sweaters with raw wool, and one day she demonstrated how to spin wool from washed, teased and carded rolls of wool, by attaching it to a doorknob as a spindle and twisting as she moved backwards. The annual salmon run, so important to the food supply, fully occupied the T’Sou-ke people as they harvested and smoked racks of fish to carry them over the winter. Agnes learned the skills at her mother’s knee, and passed them on to her own daughters and other relatives on the reserve. Agnes was born at Esquimalt, raised at Clo-ose and grew up to marry Louis George, eldest son of Mary George who raised her five children alone at Sooke after her husband was lost when the sealing schooner Walter Earl went down in the Bering Sea in 1895. Agnes and Louis George (he was elected Chief between 1931 and 1956) raised a son and five daughters. Eldest daughter Sophie won a prize for the naming of Saseenos, “Sunny Land Gen-

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Notice of 2013 AGM East Sooke Fire Protection & Emergency Response Service Commission Meeting will be held on

27 November 2013 from 7pm at the East Sooke Fire Hall Our Commission consists of Six (+ Director JDF) members. Three voluntary Commission posts need to be filled to assume two year terms of office starting in January 2014. Owners or occupiers of real property in the CRD region of East Sooke present at the meeting will be asked to vote for persons to fill these two Commission posts at the AGM. Submissions for nominations to these two posts can be submitted at the time of the AGM meeting.

tly Sloping from the Sea” while she was working at the Belvedere Hotel that stood on the headland at the mouth of the Sooke River. Sadly, tuberculosis took her while still young. The next George daughters, Lizzie, Hilda, Mabel and Alice married into the community of southern Vancouver Island and enjoyed a large circle of friends. Their son Lewis made his home on the Sooke Reserve and had a job at the fishtraps. Agnes celebrated her 101st birthday with a party at St Mary’s Priory. Today the son raised by Lewis George, who attended school in Sooke but moved to Cowichan to work in the forest industry, is demonstrating the nimble-fingered artistic traits inherited from his grandmother Agnes. Harvey George’s meticulous carving skills and incredible eye for design has led him to create a legacy, a collection of fishboat models. Harvey has donated his models to institutions and they may be seen at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, at the Sooke Region Museum and at the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre.

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Elida Peers Historian Sooke Region Museum

Location, quality, size, large lot & value combine! You must see inside this extensively updated 4BR, 2BA, 2260sf family home. Huge LR w/gleaming laminate flooring opens to DR w/sliding doors to private, sunny, south-facing 23x17 deck. Beautifully updated maple kitchen w/pantry. Downstairs: family room w/ cozy woodstove, 4th BR, 3pce BA & laundry. Recent updates include: kitchen, main BA/ceramic tile counters & tub enclosure, flooring, lighting, interior doors & neutral designer paint colors. Plus 2 huge workshops. Very private, large, level .4ac lot w/dog run. Plenty of parking for your boat & RV. A short stroll to bus & renowned Whiffin Spit Beach & Park. Pride of ownership throughout. An outstanding value & must see! MLS326518.

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EDITORIAL

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The Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 1A-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

OUR VIEW

EDITORIAL CARTOON

How many politicians does it take to change ... anything? A comment was made at Monday’s council meeting about how long it takes to get anything done in politics. A part of the problem, the councillor correctly identified, was the electoral system. When a term is short, the first part is spent cleaning up from the previous group, the second part is about envision change (and in-fighting), and the third is getting ready for the next election implementing significant change is saved for the ominous “later” that never comes. There is something terrifying about the prospect of longer electoral terms. Elections should be about checking in with the public, receiving confirmation (or correction), and adjusting the agenda accordingly. Municipal elections are a bit of a treat there’s no party line to tow. So, yes, the nature of the short-term election system is part of the problem. But that’s only one part of the problem. The other is the public. First there is the shrinking voting public. In Canada, we seem to be hovering around 60 per cent. Mixing first-past-the-post with vote splitting, the laughable “clear agenda” is typically determined by 15 to 25 per cent of a population. Second, there is the voter’s ever-shortening attention span, hell-bent on Hollywood-ian drama. In two year’s time, it will be “What Senate scandal?” The solution? Maybe we need politicians that are more willing to move towards the collective good. No, that’s not just a communist ideal. The longevity of human existence depends on it. But maybe we also need an engaged electorate that insists on becoming more long-term in outlook, both in learning lessons from the past and in accepting the discomfort required by implementing truly productive change. The time for us-the-electorate to start our education is not two months before any election. It is now.

ANOTHER VIEW

Mayor Wendal Milne’s Response to the call for senior’s centre

Yes, a permanent long term location for a seniors drop in centre is something the community needs. There are many competing interests for facilities and funding in Sooke. To suggest “every community in BC enjoys a centre for their seniors except Sooke” is not correct. Looking across the province you will find many variations of seniors’ centres, ranging from nothing, a room in a school to dedicated facilities. Over the past two years this council has been working hard to accommodate our seniors. The following initiatives have been started or are underway: •

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

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A long term plan including a visioning document, for an Age Friendly Community. This lays the groundwork for potential grants if they become available. In the fall of 2012, we had discussions with the Sooke River Hotel for a potential Seniors Drop in Centre. The representatives of the seniors group felt the facility wasn’t satisfactory for their purposes. Spring of 2013 obtained in partnership with CHI a $20,000 grant to assist seniors. Spring of 2013 attempted to purchase Mulligan’s building for a community multi-use facility.

Fall of 2013 Council worked with the Community Association to create an interim drop in centre for senior’s bingo and lunch group, in addition to the Old Age Pensioner #75 already using the Community Hall. Note: The Community Hall is operated and maintained totally by volunteers who worked hard to find an interim place for the seniors. The Volunteer Association supports numerous groups in the community and many of the directors are seniors themselves.

Fall of 2013 worked with CHI applying for a grant of $20,000 to do improvements to the Community Hall dining room bathrooms. Council is currently working with the Community Association to provide additional funding for improvements to the dining room and bathroom areas of the hall in 2014. Ongoing discussions with the Sooke Lions Club about potential partnership opportunities. Continuing to work with the Library Board on a new Library with the potential of combining a multi-use building including a senior’s component.

This Council is committed to community building partnerships and want to ensure that everyone regardless of age has a community with the basics for well being. These basics must respect the ability of the taxpayers to fund any initiatives. Sooke is a young municipality and has accomplished much through volunteer initiatives. There is much more to do but we will only accomplish this working together in a positive manner. Wendal Milne, Mayor District of Sooke UPDATE: At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Rick Kasper recommended $7,500 be allocated towards 2014 rental fees, and $25,000 be set aside for a capital fund towards a seniors’/drop-in centre. These motions were unanimously adopted.


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We asked: If there was one Christmas song you could UN-remember, what would it be?

Six White Boomers. It’s an Australian Christmas tune.

I like them all. There isn’t one I don’t like. I love Christmas!

Paul Digby Sooke

No longer supporting SPCA

This is the time of year when many people generously give to deserving charities. I am greatly saddened and disturbed by the resent killing of two dogs at the Victoria branch of the SPCA. The public has been wary since the dismissal of the previous manager and the hiring of a new manager and regional manager. The decision to end the lives of these dogs was made without consulting the staff and volunteers that spent time with them. The manager states that they were hoping to desensitize and rehabilitate these dogs but in fact this was not done. A home environment is very different than a shelter and animals may be stressed by noises, smells and sounds, which can result in fear, depression, anxiety or aggression. It is not an ideal situation to evaluate their potential. One dog was considered a resource guarder but a dog walker was able to safely remove a chicken bone that this dog picked up on a walk. The other was considered dog aggressive and tested with a strange dog on the opposite side of a fence. Anyone with knowledge of dog behavior knows that this can trigger an aggressive response for many

“Joy to the World” and “Jingle Bells.” My head keeps on saying the tune and it bugs me.

Paul Stedmon Sooke

Charlotte Swanton (l) and Faith Knowles (r) Sooke

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dogs. With 38 years experience working with dogs, I know these behaviors can often be addressed with proper training. Many of the staff and volunteers are heartbroken by these unnecessary deaths. Honestly, would this be the case if these dogs were so aggressive? Imagine the hurt for the guardians who gave up their dog due to unfortunate circumstances, with the assurance that their beloved companion would be placed in a home. Is this is an indication of things to come? Is the disposal of animals a directive of BCSPCA or is this just an independent decision made by the Victoria branch and Regional managers? The Shelter runs on donations. This is no longer an organization I wish to support. Marilyn BeckettSooke

Googling suggestion for info on Turbines I am from Ontario but have been in Sooke for five years and love it here. I lived in part of the province that had a lot of wind turbines and wanted to pass you a report that suggests close proximity to the

units may give people health problems, the low frequency noise and vibration can act like the problems found in sick building syndrome. The MOE of health from the GreyBruce area looks at the problem and suggests a minimum buffer zone of two kilometres to help prevent problems. If you Google Grey-Bruce,  [where] doctors say links exists between wind turbines and health problems, you will have some more data on this subject that is written in an objective manner. James Carter Sooke

GMOs an affront to food Monsanto and the GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) makers are continuing their affront to modify and control the food industry. Perhaps you are unaware that you and your children are being experimented upon by Monsanto, the North American food industry, and Health Canada.   GMO foods are engineered in labs by forcing DNA of different species together. Most GMO foods are created to withstand high doses of herbicides (by having a herbicide gene in them) so that herbicides can be

It would be any song that took away the true meaning of Christmas, which come from Christian values.

applied liberally without actually killing the plant. The herbicides kill everything around the plant (for awhile) and ultimately finds its way into our water systems, soil, air, insects, birds, animals and humans.   Neonicotinoid pesticides are a newer class of chemicals that are applied to seeds before planting. This allows the pesticide to be taken up through the plant’s vascular system as it grows, where it is expressed in the pollen and nectar. These insecticides are highly toxic to bees because they are systemic, water soluble, and pervasive. They get into the soil and groundwater where they can accumulate and remain for many years and present longterm toxicity to the hive as well as to other species, such as songbirds. This year In Europe, Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned so further studies can be done.   In Europe and pretty much everywhere else in the world GMO foods are labelled so people who give a damn can actually see on a label what they are eating.  Why do we not have this right in North America?   Why are we being used as lab rats? Since the introduction of GMO foods, food allergies, fibro and polymyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other pathogen-

“Your Sooke Specialist”

Anne van de Reep Sooke

based disorders have exploded onto the medical scene yet no government or food industry studies are being funded to see if there is an association. The only thing that keeps going on is the secret introduction of these Frankenfoods into society. It is time to order our elected officials to force the Canadian Food Industry and Health Canada to label all GMO foods so we, as human beings and consumers can make our own choice as to what we put in our bodies and more importantly make our own choice in what sort of society we want to further establish. - One of secrecy and poor science for profit, or one that is honest, just, and run by the people in association with a healthy planet. I suggest watching the documentaries:” Genetic Roulette” and “The World According to Monsanto” if you want to get a bigger picture of what’s going on.......and its BIG! Tom Eberhardt Sooke

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Reminder to stop for school busses with flashing lights Twice per day my children are picked up by their school bus and twice per day drivers zoom by the bus without a thought. Someone’s child is going to be run over by an inattentive driver some day and I hope it is not one of mine. People need to be reminded that B.C. law

states: Do not pass school bus when red lights are flashing (Regulatory). It is illegal to pass, in either direction, a stopped school bus upon which red lights are flashing alternately. Colour: Black on white except lights are red and bus is yellow. Red, yellow and white reflecterized. Whether the sign is posted or not, STOP! If the bus lights are flashing, STOP both ways! The poor bus driver is only trying to make sure that their kids are getting home safely. Miriam Lambert Sooke

SOOKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AGM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 7:00 PM DINING ROOM COMMUNITY HALL Capital Regional District

Recently we heard about a “no touching policy” at an Aldergrove School. No tag, holding hands or hugging in an elementary school. Go by the high school and you can see butt holding, kissing in the hallways and condoms in the washrooms. Sort of baffles my mind. Who is insane? Be involved in your schools and know what your children are and aren’t exposed to. Belong to your PTAs and know the children and the parents and the

teachers. Remember always they are your children not the state’s. Ellen Lewers

Charmer’s legacy lives on What a delight to read about ladies’ man Harry Vogel. We grew up hearing stories about Uncle Harry and how he captured the heart of the widow Kate Gordon. What may not be known is that he had other family who also grew up and lived in Sooke. His niece, Evelyn Owen (Vogel), came to

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A huge thank you to Otter Point Veterinary Clinic For their outstanding commitment to excellence and for their unwavering compassion. Our Lucy was always well taken care of right until the end. A heartfelt thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each of you! —Jim, Marceline and Zeke

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Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) invites you to attend a community information session to provide input into the Island Health 2018 Strategic Plan.

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the area with husband Jim and four daughters in 1954, settling in East Sooke briefly and then the central Sooke area. They had two more children who started school in Sooke and the oldest daughters all married and started their families here. One of those daughters, Harla, still lives in Sooke. Anyone who knows Harla or has encountered her at the front desk of the Sooke News Mirror has experienced her great uncle Harry’s legacy of the famous Vogel charm. Doni Eve Sooke

Westshore Thursday, November 28, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Kinsman Fieldhouse Juan de Fuca Rec Centre 1767 Island Highway

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Honouring Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is not an ordinary ceremony or about flags only. They are an important part of our service which honor veterans of World Wars and frequent conflicts. Our service is at the cenotaph, the memorial to the veterans and memorial plagues. These plagues are of great value to family and friends from near and far to show that we care. If you want to know what our Remembrance Day means, ask the school kids as they have a veteran at their assembly to talk about what is the true meaning if the 11th month, the 11th day and 11th hour. They ask questions and gain understanding. There are cadets and military families who know what it is to have parents in active duty and in a war zone. The

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Canada ranks worst on climate change Our federal environment minister attends the International Climate Change Conference in Warsaw on our behalf. According to reports by the Climate Action Network Europe, Canada is again ranked 27th of the 27 wealthiest nations least in addressing climate change. Ranked as the worst, we are partnered to develop a post 2020 plan and will attend the next meeting in Paris in 2015.

How many more meetings, how many more speeches before someone pays attention to the next generation protesting our front, held back by the police or the military if necessary? If there is a flaw in the democratic system, I believe it to be our electing representatives by their popularity rather than their qualifications. With 25 per cent of the seas’ coral beds dead or dying and now 400 known dead zones (no oxygenated water caused by acid rain), it is truly time to pay attention. Instead we carry on with more development, consumption, prosperity measured as good growth at any cost, somebody will think of something, while we concentrate on protecting generated money. I believe that for the good of ourselves, our children and theirs, we pause to read the placards that these young

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people are waving, such as, “The politicians have let us down, give the scientists a turn.” Barry Whiting Sooke

Applauding hard work Regarding “Cats need help” letter from Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society I applaud what you guys are doing and yet sad that you have to be doing it. It is a terrible job to have to do and very few would take responsibility to do it. It is our moral and ethical responsibility to care of these animals when their owners abandon them. It is because I believe in what you are doing that I chose to help and have several local children willing to step up and help as well. Kick you while your down? No. Please, people, give a hand up. Michelle Wolf Sooke

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Sooke’s Favourite Soprano to Sing the Christmas Concert November 30th and December 1 Nancy Washeim will again be joining the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus in this year’s Christmas concert, Season’s Splendour, at the Sooke Baptist Church, Saturday November 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be repeated Sunday afternoon, December 1, in Metchosin, at the New St. Mary’s Church, at 2:30 p.m. Nancy Washeim has been performing with the Sooke orchestra for years, and it is always a delight to hear her beautiful voice. In a departure from previous Christmas concerts, the concert will feature Washeim in Schubert rather than Handel: the Magnificat, D. 486 and the Salve Regina, D.676. This is what Maestro Nelson has to say: “Glorious Schubert! His Mag-

nificat for Chorus and Orchestra is stimulating and uplifting, and in the Salve Regina, sung by Nancy Washeim, he gives us some of the most intimate and haunting music we could wish for.” Also on the program is a Christmas cantata, the enjoyable The Newborn Babe, for chorus and orchestra, by Buxtehude, a comparatively little-known composer from the 17th Century. Rutter’s delightful seasonal tale, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, had its Sooke premiere last year. Orchestra cellist Paul Terry will again provide the richly imaginative narration, about a Fourteenth-century Dominican abbot who hears a carol sung by a band of angels and is helped by his donkey when he tries to write it down. “We have had count-

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RBC is open for business! Thank you for your patience and support during our recent business interruption: All RBC Banking Services will be available starting Nov 2th at Unit’s 102 and 301- 2015 Shields Rd (At the corner of Sooke and Shields Road) Parking available in the community hall parking lot

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. Reach us at 778-403-5312 or 778-403-5313 Watch for us soon! We are getting ready to reopen our full service branch at 6569 Sooke Rd. We are proud to be longstanding members of the Sooke community and we are here to serve you! Thank you for choosing RBC! TM

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Austin, Courtney & Brandon Willson in Germany in front of the Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany on a Scouting Exchange August 2013. To submit a photo for consideration for Where in the World, please include the name of the photographer, the name of the people in the photo, and a bit of information on where the photo was taken. Oh yeah, and the picture should include a copy of that great newspaper, the Sooke News Mirror. Email your photos to editor@sookenewsmiorror.com

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Mental youth program comes to EMCS to raise psychosis awareness

This in-school rock and comedy presentation works to educate highest risk group — 16-25 years — on psychosis awareness and identification.  Three per cent of youth directly affected by psychosis, a serious brain condition. It will be presenting at Edward Milne Community School at 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday Nov 27. ReachOut Psycho-

sis will be touring high schools and middle schools in the Victoria area, Nov 25-29. The tour raises awareness about psychosis and mental illness. ReachOut Psychosis makes this message meaningful to B.C.’s youth with free school presentations. By identifying psychosis as a serious, but treatable medical condition of the brain this program

works to help youth and their friends and teachers recognize it early and get effective help. If properly diagnosed at early stages, medical treatment has the ability to not just turn young lives around, but to save lives. Teen suicide statistics related to youth mental illness are staggering. Performances by Vancouver band Frog

Head and tap dancer Susan Nase are interspersed with playful interactive psychosis information and tons of prizes from  our sponsors  to help educate young people about psychosis.  Interviews can be arranged. ReachOut is a dynamic and highly effective performance touring the province since 2005, performing in gyms and audi-

toriums to more than 22,000 students annually. We performed to our 100,000th youth audience member last year. ReachOut is a program of the BC Schizophrenia Society and HereToHelp. The presentation provides resources and information for friends, siblings, teachers and parents. “It exposed them to a lot of information which

One of the top issues in health care facing some Sooke residents is finding a family doctor in their own community. This issue is particularly problematic for new residents and for people whose own doctors are retiring. Despite the successful recruitment of a new family physician to the West Coast Family Medical Clinic, and efforts by local physicians to extend hours and offer Urgent Care Clinics, it is not possible to find a doctor in Sooke who is taking new patients.

People who seek services elsewhere such as Langford are up against a similar problem. “I think the key to a healthy community is to ensure access to primary health care services,” reported Mayor Wendal Milne. At the mayor and council’s invitation, a meeting was held earlier this year with the South Island Division of Family Practice to explore solutions to physician shortages. The division was recently awarded funding from BCMA and the Ministry of Health

to begin Phase 1 of “A GP for Me” initiative. This phase will allow the division to meet with people in their own communities to learn about their experiences getting the care they need. The division also wants to get ideas on how to create a health care system that works for them. The Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) will be helping the division launch phase 1 on November 30 with a community forum to be held from 12 to 3 p.m.

at the Prestige hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend. To help us plan refreshments, RSVP to info@sookeregionresources.com or leave a message at 250-

642-6364 ext 235. For information contact www.soookeregionresources.com.

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of seeing the world.” Submitted by Andrew Scholfiled, Vice Principal, Kwantlan Park Secondary

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Upcoming Public Meetings Finance and Administration Committee Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room: - Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair – 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm - Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Arts and Beautification - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

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Sooke’s Skating Club develops strong skaters

Lindsey Haldane photo

A fundraising skate-a-thon was held on Tuesday November 19 that raised money for the Sooke Skating Club. All the kids in the group participated in the Skate-A-Thon, an they raised just over $1,800. A portion of the funds raised went to Kids Sport, and organization that provides funding for children to participate in local sports. Charlotte, Coral, Caitlin, Adala, Helena, Bryce, Mitchel, Madison J, Madison R. Carson and John.

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Did you know that the Sooke Skating Club offers more than preparatory lessons for future figure skaters? Indeed, this skating group offers something for everyone, and is often a turn-to resource for coaches and parents who want to strengthen their children’s skating skills. “There’s hockey skills in it now,” says Lindsey Haldane, one of the club coaches. “It’s more about strengthening the kids up, giving them balance and

control and real agility. That’s a real switch from what it was.” In other words, it’s a great springboard into any blade-centred activity. The only prerequisite is a desire to skate. This club has strong roots in Sooke, having existed in Sooke since the arena opening in 1976. It is a fully sanctioned club of Skate Canada, which means that its instructors are trained and certified. Before they can become a certified instructor, coaches have to take a threeday course in Vancou-

ver, write a number of exams, be involved in mentoring, accumulate a certain number of teaching hours and submit a written program. As a part of the National Coaching Certification Program, Skate Club coaches also have to write an ethics test and have a criminal check done. The instructors in the Sooke program have plenty of experience under their skates. Head Coach Bethan Greydanus has about 10 years, Lindsay Haldane has five years, and Colleen Randall has close to 20 years

experience. “I like coaching because I think it gives something back to the sport that gave so much back to me,” says Haldane, in speaking to why she is involved as a coach. “It is the coolest feeling in the world to see a little kid in September that all of a sudden, six weeks later, is skating on their own. It is very rewarding.” Sooke follows the curriculum of Skate Canada’s flagship program, CanSkate. According to the skatecanada.ca website, “When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills.” The coach-tostudent ratio is set to a maximum of one to 10. Currently, Sooke’s program has about 40 members ranging in age from three to 14 years old. Programs include “Learn to Skate” and “CanSkate.” They also offer Beginner Synchro, Advanced CanSkate and Intermediate. The Intermediate course is for those who are specifically interested in figure skating and have mastered the essential skating skills. Haldane is particularly appreciative of the support that their program receives from the

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Sooke community. As an officially sanctioned Skate Canada program, the Sooke program must continue every year in order to retain its member status. It’s been going strong, with a continually changing membership, since the arena first opened in 1976. “Thank you to the community for always supporting us,” says Haldane, “for always being there and supporting us through our fundraising …. We can’t thank them enough.” While the in-person registration for the Sooke Skating Club is far far behind us, registration is ongoing. Just email sookeskatingclub@gmail.com for information. To stay current on the program and events offered by the Sooke Skating Club, you can visit their Facebook page at facebook. com/sooke.skatingclub or their Skate Canada webpage at http:// www.skatecanada.ca/ sookeskatingclub/ TIMELINE • First day of Skating was September 5 • Christmas break is December 24, 26, 31 and January 2. • Last Day of Skating is March 13. • Fundraising events throughout. • Registration is anytime.

⍟ SEAPARC SNIPPET Registration is now OPEN for January - April 2014 Programs.

Call or drop by to register. Program guide in your mailbox and at www.seaparc.ca

Notice Of Proposed Property Disposition (section 26 and 94 Community Charter)

The District of Sooke gives notice of its intention to consider the disposition by way of grant of Easement to Prestige Sooke Holdings Ltd. (“Prestige”) over a potion of Lot A, Section 4, Sooke District, Plan VIP87914, also known as 6933 West Coast Road (“District Lands”). The nature of the easement is for shared right of use, access and pass over the District Lands by Prestige for the purpose of the operation and maintenance of gas, cable, telecommunication and water utilities, sanitary service, landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and parking spaces. Copies of the proposed Easement are available at the Municipal Hall during regular office hours. Please contact the Municipal Hall at 250-642-1634 for more information.

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Women’s soccer is one to watch

Sooke’s Hurricanes, the local team from the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association (LIWSA), is faring extraordinarily well in their series. Currently, they are placed second out of six teams, falling behind the top team, Juan de Fuca FC only because one of the Sooke games was cancelled. The FCs have played seven games, of which they

won six and lost one. The Hurricanes have played six games of which they won five and tied one. They have yet to experience a loss. Once before, earlier in the season on October 5, these two teams met. In that meeting, the Hurricanes came out ahead with a final score of 2-0. Their second encounter scheduled for this past Saturday

was cancelled. The Sooke Hurricane’s are scheduled to play two more times in the calendar year: On December 1 at 10 a.m. they go up against the Ladysmith Strikers (currently ranked third) in Ladysmith, and on December 7 at 5:00 p.m. they face the Victoria Athletics (currently ranked fourth) at the Fred Milne soccer field.

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STARR runners complete relay race

Three Sooke STARR relay teams raced on Remembrance Day. While the rest of Canada gently falls under a blanket of snow, runners on the West Coast can keep on pounding the good earth with their running shoes. The 17th Annual Harrier Thetis Lake 20K Relay was held on 11 November at 1 PM under excellent fall conditions. There were 92 teams of 4 runners/walkers in 18 age groups assembled at Thetis Lake. Each runner ran 5K around the main Thetis Lake trail.. The Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR)

had 3 teams entered in this fall cross-country classic. Leading the Starr’s were the Senior Mixed team “ Foxes and Hounds” who had Amanda Johnston, Calvin Cormier, Tory Van Elk and Claude LaForce. They finished 6th in a field of 19 and 27th overall (OA) with an excellent time of 1:28:55. Next in were the Super Veterans Team “Casket Ready” who had Vince Trahan, Danny Eddy, Bruce Hawkes and Mark Zeigler. This senior team of 60+ men finished 2nd in a field of 3 in 1:52:28 and 76th OA. Hot on their heels was the Veteran Mixed Team “Not

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All Bags”. The team consisted of Jackie Eddy, Sharon Cormier, Melanie Cunningham and Rhiannon James. They completed their 20K in 1:52:42 and 77th OA and 3rd in a field of 5. The Super Veteran’s team also won the best team name honours with “Casket Ready.” The next Thetis Lake event happens as the blanket on the rest of Canada thickens: Lace up and run in the 10th annual Steward Mountain 10 or five mile X-Country Challenge, happening on December 14 later this year. With notes from Vince Trahan

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Calendar Thurs Nov 28

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Sat Nov 30

Sun Dec 1

Mon Dec 2

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Wed Dec 4

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PARENT & TOT DROP-IN

BABY TALK 2013 Playtime Activities. At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m.

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

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$12 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m. Short mat bowling 1 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. NATIONAL JERSEY DAY 2-3:50 p.m. and 7-8:15 p.m., wear your favourite jersey to SEAPARC and play hockey for only $2.

Cribbage 7 p.m. FESTIVAL OF TREES Come to SEAPARC to see the Christmas trees, make a donation, and vote for your favourite tree. Festival runs until January 2.

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Meat draw 3 p.m. COMMUNITY INPUT Do you have a doctor? 12:00 to 3:00 at the Prestige Hotel. Come to this community forum to discuss physician shortages in Sooke. NATIONAL SPORTS DAY 1-3:30 p.m., swim for $2 at SEAPARC and experience a number of acquatic sports.

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SEAPARC. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.

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.

Child, Youth & Family Ctr: 2145 Townsend Rd Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd Family Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke Rd Goodlife Wellness Centre: 2113 Otter Point Rd Holy Trinity Church: 1952 Murray Rd Hospice: 6669 Goodmere 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 Village Foods. Smack downtown, you can’t miss it Zenwest Meditation: 4970 Naigle Rd

Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS 10 a.m. Sooke Library. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke 3-5 years old. Registration Library. All ages, no required. 250-642-3022. registration required. ADULT WALKING GROUP ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION SEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Call 250-642-8000. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Registration required. Volunteer at Sunriver SENIOR DROP IN CENTRE AGM Community Garden. Sooke Community Hall, 1-4(ish) p.m. 1 p.m. TOASTMASTERS YOUTH CLINIC Upstairs at Village Foods, Ages 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. 7 p.m. For info 642-7520. Family Medical Clinic. KNITTING CIRCLE Sooke Public Library, 6:30– 8:00 pm. Free, all levels. USEFUL INTERPRETATIONS Drop-in. 250-642-3022. Pessimist: Oh, this can’t ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION get any worse! Pool League 7 p.m. Optimist: Yes, it can!


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Bantam girls see win, tie and loss in season’s opening The bantam Girls had a busy few weekends with their seasonopening games. On Saturday November 17 at SEAPARC the girls faced Campbell River. This is the same team they lost to at the Female Faceoff tournament, so they were ready to get it back! Late in the first period, a nice pass form Kaylee Peaker to Captain Morgan Couture with a precise topshelf shot put Sooke on the board. The game was pretty tight in the second period when Campbell River tied up the game. Forwards Celina Palko, Nadia Kendall and Olivia Carello put a lot of pressure on Campbell River’s goalie. Then, in the middle of the third period, Morgan Couture took the rebound from Rory Wood, and gave the game a second turn over; they won their first league game. Goalie Lilia Egeland was very strong. “I’m very confident when she’s protecting our net,” said coach Steve. On Sunday afternoon, the girls headed out to the Peninsula to face the strong Eagles. “We know that our defence is strong,” said coach Steve. They delivered. Rory Wood, Jennifer Simon is, Victoria Sutherland and Leah Zschau were able to keep the Eagles away from our goalie Michele Lacombe. Late in the first period, a nice breakaway from #11 Morgan Couture put Sooke on the board. It didn’t take long before Peninsula tied the score. But then, a nice play from Rory Wood all the way down with a great slap shot, gave the Sooke team a second advance. With four minutes to left in the third period, the Eagles tied the game up again. The final score was two all. “I couldn’t be happier. We play as a team all the game. Nice plays, great communication on the ice, and strong forwards like Kaitlin Mckelvey, Celina Palko, Lilia Egeland, Nadia Kendall, Olivia Carello, Chevy Alexander and Morgan Couture, make a great difference,” said Coach Steve. “Our hard work at practices are starting to show, and I’m very pleased with our team. One win and one tight, that’s a great season start.”

On November 23rd, the girls faced JdF, and they just couldn’t keep up with a loss of 5-1. The only Sooke goal was score by Morgan Couture with the help of Rory Wood in the second period. The forechecks from Olivia Carello, Kaitlin Mckelvey, Celina Palko, Erin Chisholm and Nadia Kendall were strong, but the JdF’s goalie was simply amazing. “Nothing was working, like it was supposed to tonight,” said coach Steve. “The effort was there, but it wasn’t our night.” Submitted by Melanie Dube

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The 13th Annual Bear Mountain 10K and Half Marathon was held 16 Nov. at the Bear Mountain golf course. Of the 447 runner, STARR had two runners covering the 10K distance and taking top honours in their individual age categories. Mark Ziegler in the 60-69 division finished first in a field of seven and 33rd overall in a course record time of 47:37. Less than a minute behind with a 38th place finish was Tory Van Elk. Tory also finished in an excellent time of 48:32 and was also 1st in a field of 50 in her 40-49 age division. Congratulations who sure STARRed today. Submitted by Vince Trahan

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he magic number of $42,500 has been popping up all over Vancouver Island, thanks to the representatives of Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. They’ve been spreading the word about government rebates for new home purchases, owner-built homes and substantial renovations to existing homes during the tenure of the HST, and $42,500 is the upper limit a homeowner can receive for a project. Together with the Ontariobased company Rebate4U, Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. has already helped homeowners apply for rebates totaling $8 million at time of printing. Many clients hesitate on their way out of Canada’s Reno Rebate principal Sean Leitenberg’s Fairfield office, where they have just handed over a sheaf of paperwork and receipts for a major home renovation. “Is this for real?” they ask Sean. That’s the most common question Sean gets, and his answer is a firm, “Yes, this is real.” Sean understands the skepticism, though. He asked the same thing when his brother-in-law in Ontario called him and said, “You might be entitled to a rebate on the HST you paid when you did your reno.” This rebate has been available for the last three years and it’s about to disappear. It must be claimed within two years of the purchase of a new house or condo or completion of an owner-built home or a major renovation. Even if you have sold your home, you are entitled to a rebate if your intention for the build or renovation was to keep the home. “There is a misconception that if your home is worth more than $450,000, you are not entitled to any government rebates, but this is just not true,” says Sean. Canada’s Reno Rebate has teamed up with builders, trades, designers and Realtors to share the good news about the potential rebate with their qualifying clients. “We know several contractors and Realtors who are going through their files and calling everyone they helped

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to fix up or buy a house between July 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013 when the HST was repealed,” he says. It comes down to this: if you built or purchased a new home or did a substantial renovation to an existing home for yourself or for rental during that period, you are entitled to a rebate for a portion of the provincial sales tax embedded within the HST. Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. handles all the paperwork and follows through with the government until you receive your cheque. Because Sean and his staff know the forms, the processes, and who to call, they efficiently and quickly collect the information and submit exactly what the government agencies need. The company charges no upfront fee and if you don’t receive a rebate, the application costs you nothing. Because all the required paperwork can be done via email and fax, “clients are coming to us from all over this great province,” says Sean. If you know someone who might qualify, you can pick up a postcard at Glen Lake Liquor & More or the Commons Liquor & More store in Duncan and pass it to your friend; if your friend receives a rebate through Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc., you’ll both receive a $50 gift certificate to help celebrate! “Handing people cheques for thousands of dollars that they had no idea they were entitled to is our goal,” Sean says. “We are happy to answer any questions that potential clients have, so give us a call. What have you got to lose?”

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Reader’s Photo of the Week Taavi Babcock captured the golden sun over the waters in Sooke. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud.

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, delay your plans for the time being. A number of unexpected tasks that will require your undivided attention in the coming day, so clear your schedule. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Assume the role of the strong and silent type this week, Taurus. You do not have to share your opinions with everyone, as an air of mystery may boost your popularity. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 It can be easy to allow excitement to overtake your logic, Gemini. But you need to be patient and not allow exuberance to interfere with the tasks at hand. That is a recipe for trouble. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a hefty workload at the office may zap your desire to do much else. However, don’t pass up the opportunity when a social engagement beckons this week.

LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you will have to continue your rather hectic pace this week, even when you start to feel tired. Fortunately, you are excited about some of the things on your to-do list. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, getting involved with the right people now opens doors that previously may have been closed to you. Do not squander the opportunity to use these new contacts. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, conflicting emotions arise in the week ahead. You have the desire to fulfill people’s expectations of

the rest of the month, Capricorn. With potential birthday celebrations and holiday tasks to complete, spare moments are few and far between.

you, but you also just want some time to yourself. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, maintaining your focus on chores is nearly impossible this week, when you are easily distracted by anything else that sounds interesting. Try to get your work done. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Reestablish your priorities, Sagittarius. Doing so will help you live up to your end of the bargain on various commitments. If necessary, ask others for help. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Expect to be busy for

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, learning a new skill this week will only add to your already vast repertoire of abilities. This is one more reason to have a positive attitude. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Emphasize feeling good about yourself this week, Pisces. Doing so will enable you to help others in the near future. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS • December 1: Bette Midler, Singer/ Actress (68) • December 2: Aaron Rodgers, Athlete (30) • December 3: Amanda Seyfried, Actress (28) • December 4: Tyra Banks, Model (40) • December 5: Gary Allan, Singer (46) • December 6: Lindsay Price, Actress (37) • December 7: Sara Bareilles, Singer (34)

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Mainly Cloudy High 8 Low 6

Light Rain High 7 Low 6

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Helping to fill the boxes for the Christmas Bureau this year are Kim Sylvester, front, Maggie Vause, back left, for the Sooke Harbourside Lions and Acting Chair for the Christmas Bureau Sharon Johnson. The Christmas Bureau is looking to raise $25,000 for the less fortunate in the Sooke community. Kim Sylvester said local residents have been very generous in past years.

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Erika Rolston, coordinator for Sooke Region Food CHI, promotes the Get to Know Your Farmer campaign on November 22 in front of Western Foods. This eightminute survey is still available at sookefoodchi.ca, through a text link at the bottom left hand corner of the page. Or, you can go directly to the survey at fluidsurveys.com/s/Sooke-grow-local/

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9.2 6.2 6.6 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.5 7.5

17:22 10:10 10:37 11:08 11:43 12:23 13:07 13:53

4.6 9.5 9.8 10.5 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.5

23:27 18:03 18:45 19:27 20:10 20:54 21:39 22:23

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