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GUESS WHO? A number of our elected officials took part in a trip down Memory Lane. We asked them to send us a photo of themselves at a Christmas past. You may or may not be able to figure who is who, but included in these photos are: JdF Director Mike Hicks, MP Randall Garrison, MLA John Horgan, Councillor Maja Tait, Councillor Kerrie Reay, Councillor Rick Kasper and Councillor Kevin Pearson.

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SAYIng IT LIKE IT IS Students from John Muir elementary school sent along their ideas of what Christmas and the holidays mean to them.

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Juan de Fuca community Trails Society hike to Mystic Beach on January 4, 2014. Meet at the parking lot at china Beach Provincial Park at 9 a.m. a moderate hike along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Marine Trail to Mystic Beach. Bring a lunch and dress for the weather. For More inFo contact rosemary Jorna at 250-642-2767 or email: jdf.cts@gmail. com

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iF you can lend a hand or a dollar to those in need, it will be appreciated. The Sooke Food Bank needs non-perishable food all year long.

Thumbs Up To Brenda ParkinSon for spearheading the effort to decorate christmas trees in the town core and at the municipal hall. Good job.

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You will see a selection of their heartfelt drawings throughout this edition of the Sooke News Mirror. Merry Christmas.

Liquor laws will change for pubs and bars Premier Christy Clark announced the B.C. government’s support today for a second set of key liquor changes that will create opportunities for small businesses and legions and open up new dining options for B.C. families, while continuing to protect public safety. To create more consumer convenience and give businesses more flexibility to grow, government will be introducing happy hour to B.C. To make sure liquor rules better reflect how British Columbians live, families soon will have the freedom to eat together in B.C.’s pubs, legions and restaurants. To enhance health and public safety, the Province also will improve and expand B.C.’s responsible beverage service program, Serving it Right (SIR). “These changes are about updating antiquated licensing rules to reflect what British Columbians actually

want, while continuing to protect public safety,” said Premier Clark. “Families should be able to dine together in their neighbourhood pub. Consumers should be free to order whatever they want in a restaurant. These are exactly the kind of common-sense changes to B.C.’s liquor laws we promised to make and we’re keeping that promise.” Specifically, with the Liquor Policy Review recommendations announced today, government is supporting: • Small businesses and the hospitality industry, through changes like commonsense licensing and happy hours. • Places like pubs, legions and membership clubs by making changes to create more family-friendly environments. • Health, safety and social responsibility by enhancing B.C.’s SIR program. With minimum drink

pricing consistent with the views that Parliamentary Secretary John Yap heard from health advocates during the B.C. Liquor Policy Review, the B.C. government will be opening the door to time-limited drink specials - such as happy hours. Other changes that will benefit the hospitality industry include simplified, commonsense licensing rules. If

patrons do not wish to eat, they will no longer be required to order food when they are in a food-primary establishment. Also, customers will be permitted to move freely with their beverage from one adjoining licensed area to another. The B.C. government will further increase flexibility around licensing by giving liquor-primary establishments and clubs, such as

legions, the option to accommodate minors up until a certain hour in the evening. This means, for example, that parents will be able to take their kids for a bite to eat at a pub or to enjoy some music at a legion that chooses to be family friendly. “We’re thrilled to hear government is making positive changes in liquor regulations impacting The Royal Canadian Legion

and other membership clubs, so we can hold gatherings that safely accommodate minors, like community events, anniversaries and birthday parties,” said Angus Stanfield, president of the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command. “These changes will help us strengthen our charitable giving for veterans, youth, seniors and the communities we serve.”

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Treats from Santa Santa was strolling around Sooke during the week handing our treats to children. Santa (a.k.a. Doug Wilson) does this to bring a smile to the faces of kids, in this case 2 1/2year-old Baxter.

A GP for Me: focus of forum Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

Two health-focussed events took place in Sooke recently. First was lesseradvertised Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) sponsored strategic plan road show, details of which appears in last week’s Sooke News Mirror. The second, somewhat better advertised health initiative that took place on Saturday, November 30 was an excellent reflection of precisely what Stanwick was calling for: a community-planned working session, coming from the community. This forum, A GP for Me, allowed Sooke residents to address the relationship between patient and family physician. It’s scope included the difficulty of getting a local family doctor. About 60 people attended this event. A presentation found on the gpscbc.ca website indicated there was

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Two health-focussed events drew local residents. a “2010 Government commitment to provide a family physician for any BC resident who wants one, by 2015.” That’s just a bit over a year away. Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey found there are 13.8 per cent of BC residents who don’t have a regular family physician, of which almost four per cent are looking for a regular family physician but cannot find one. Based on the attend-

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ees at the Sooke forum, there are a significant number — about half the group present — in Sooke who do not have a doctor. “GP’s are definitely in short supply,” writes Linda Nehra, a consultant with the GP for Me program, in correspondence, “and the Universities can’t graduate them fast enough to meet the demand. That coupled with pending and actual retirements of Family Docs are two factors that have con-

tributed this crisis.” A working group has been established to address some of these issues. “The Working Group will hold its first meeting in early January (we are working on a date right now),” updates Nehra. “We have not yet confirmed membership but hope to include the District of Sooke, the Sooke Region Community Health Initiative, the West Coast Family Medical Clinic, the South Island Division of Family Practice, and Island Health.” The findings from Saturday’s forum are currently being compiled, and the Sooke News Mirror will forward those findings as soon as that information becomes available. Residents from the Greater Sooke area (from Port Renfrew to Beecher Bay) can add their input by dropping by at the Sooke Family Resource Society located at 2145 Townsend Road. Surveys are at the front desk.

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Police Beat Pellet shooter takes a break There have been no recent pellet shots fired at Sooke buses. However, the case is still open and anyone with information is encouraged to phone the Sooke RCMP at 250642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Vehicle collision On December 11 around midnight, two vehicle collided on Sooke Road at Gillespie. One vehicle lost control and was speed-

ing, and was struck by a second vehicle. There were minor injuries. Serious domestic assault results in charges On Thursday, December 12, there was a serious domestic assault that occurred in a residence on Kaltasin Road. It was called in at 6:50 p.m. The assault resulted with one victim requiring surgery. The perpetrator, Warren Michael Gudmundson, was arrested held in custody until his bail hearing on December

19. He was remanded in custody until December 30. Overall Between December 11 and 18, the RCMP have received 83 calls for service. Their seasonal roadblock program is already in full swing, and several roadside prohibitions have been issued. On the giving end, Sooke’s RCMP proudly participated with the Firefighter’s Christmas run to raise money and gather food and toys for the Christmas Bureau.

Seasonal Words of Wisdom • The RCMP recommend that if you go away over the holidays, leave a light on, and tell your neighbours. Any suspicious behaviour should be phoned in to the RCMP, 250-642-5241. • When discarding your Christmas packaging, destroy those big boxes that say you’ve received a big screen TV or any other item of significant value. Putting them in plain sight before recycling day doubles as advertising for petty thieves.

• Take extra care and be sure that your vehicle is locked when parked. • Lastly, plan your travel. If you are travelling on a ferry, avoid the panicked rush induced by congestion (often resulting in speeding and reckless driving) and make a reservation. If you plan on driving on roads in different geographical areas, be sure your vehicle has good winter tires and that your windshield wiper fluids are topped up.

Investigation leads to animal cruelty charges Bc SPca investigation leads to animal cruelty charges against Sooke resident A Victoria-area woman has been charged in a disturbing

case of animal cruelty, following a BC SPCA investigation. Cathy Park of Sooke has been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act after the SPCA removed five deceased cats, allegedly killed by Parks, from her home in May 2013.

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“The next day we also removed 11 house cats, six feral cats and one dog from the property,” says BC SPCA constable Erika Paul.  The 11 house cats and dog were cared for at the Victoria SPCA until new loving homes were found for them. The six feral cats were

examined, treated and placed on a working farm. “Park was a self-proclaimed ‘cat rescuer’,” says Paul. “She decided that she didn’t want to keep the animals but she always had the option to surrender them to the Victoria SPCA – we are always

there as that safety net for vulnerable animals. It is so heartbreaking to think that these poor animals suffered and died so needlessly.” Park makes her first court appearance on Jan. 9 at the Western Communities Courthouse.

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Paul Pudwell, from Sooke coastal Explorations and Salty charters captured these whales thourgh his camera lens. We want to make you a part of our newspaper. The Sooke News Mirror welcomes your photos. You can send in good quality photos taken on your travels with a copy of the Sooke News Mirror or a submission for Reader’s Photo of the Week. Please send your photos in a high resolution jpeg format for the best results.

Looking Back A look back at what made the news in Sooke in years past: December 13, 1989 Road work to eliminate “killer curves” Regional Director Bob Clark says he has been informed by Highways Minister Rita Johnston that work to straighten out some of the so-called “killer curves” along the Sooke highway between 17 Mile House and Coopers Cove will come early next year. First step, he said, will be a one-kilometer stretch in the vicinity of the passing lane east of the Klee Wyck antique store which has a high rate of accidents, including fatalities. Mr. Clark said he had also been informed by the minister that the earlier scheduled fourlaning of a section of the road between Dewdney Flats and the western end of the passing section would start early in the new year. December 23, 1985 Bureau drive tops goal For the second year in a row, the Christmas Bureau fundraising campaign has gone over the top, with a

total of $8,603 collected as of last Friday night. The target was $7,500. All told, Bureau president George Morton said about 140 local residents, exclusive of the students, were involved in the Christmas Bureau activities which included collecting food, sorting, packing and delivering. December 11, 1985 Street lights are needed in Sooke Const. Ross Davidson said the lack of street lights in the community made policing very difficulties and he said he was amazed that “to date a child hasn’t been killed in the Broome Hill subdivision on a rainy Hallowe’en night.” Former Council members decided to invite the RCMP to make a more formal presentation on the need for street lights in Sooke at the next meeting of the Council. It was estimated that 20 street lights for Sooke would cost about $2,800 a year.

making a total of 45,000 since it opened in the summer of 1977. Because of federal and provincial government grants, it has been possible for the first time to keep the museum open daily through the winter months. It will close donly on Christmas day. Curator Elida Peers reported on the major project of the year, the construction of the new storage/service building, which is almost complete. She said the caretaker’s suite has also been completed and the caretakers are in residence. December 8, 1970

December 22, 1982 Museum greets 13,000 visitors The Sooke Region Museum had 13,000 visitors during the year,

Legion L.A. News Twenty-three members attended the December 1 annual meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to Sooke Canadian Legion, with Mrs. Pearl Burton in the chair. Two new members, Mrs. Edna Fox and Mrs. Muriel Pearson, were initiated into the auxiliary. Applications for membership from Mrs. Ann Wilkinson, Mrs. Janet Underwood, and Mrs. Carol Brooks were read and duly approved. Mrs. Gore, secretary-treasurer, gave a report on the recent bazaar and supper held on November 20. The amount of $332.08 was realized. The ladies wish to thank all those

who brought in all the wonderful baked good for the home bakin gstall, and a special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Mazer for letting us sit in the store with the Barbie doll and Knit Shop Raffle, which was drawn and won by Ivan Kennedy, Anderson Road.

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Upcoming Public Meetings Mayor’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Day Levee Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Council Chambers

Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room: - Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Arts and Beautification - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm – NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

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Skating at Vogel’s Slough

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owadays we don’t seem to have cold enough winters to skate outdoors, but that was not always the case, as this 1950s view of skaters at the western end of Gordon’s Beach illustrates. Lynda Fisk, who supplied the photo, said Sooke kids would pile into whatever vehicle was available and bring their hockey sticks and have a fun day in the cold. This slough area, facing onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca just about where Bob and Judy Stinson live today, was called Vogel’s slough because Harry and Kate Vogel’s home stood on the hillside well above it. Vogel had logged with horses, decades earlier, pulling logs from the uplands to store in the slough for eventual forming into log booms to be towed to sawmills.

Harry Vogel’s greatniece, Harla (Owen) Eve was among the skaters as were Lynda (Sullivan) Fisk, and Myrna (Reid) Sullivan, Rodney Sullivan, Yvonne (Sullivan) Reibin, Leslie Eve, Pat, Bob and Len George, Mickey Walker and George Pedneault. Former Saskatchewan boys Bob and Milt Gibson, Sooke businessmen at the time, also joined in the fun, and caused a bit of a stir, we’re told, when Bob fell through the ice - (It wasn’t deep, so no danger). Going back another decade, in the 1940s, Velma (Cook) Jessiman recalls that cold winters brought some of the crew from Elder’s Camp, such as Dal Elder, Elmer Dods, Horace Arthurs and their families of kids. Other neighbourhood folk who joined the fun were Nelson and Art Cook, Audrey and

Jean Goudie and Walter and Phyllis Jessiman. Back in those earlier days, Velma said many folk made their own skates, fastening blades onto old caulk boots. The groups would build bonfires, put on a vat of coffee, heat cocoa, and roast marshmallows or wieners. Some of today’s seniors also speak of

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What Christmas means to me The little kids from John Muir elementary school seem to say it best. Their submissions state that what Christmas means to them is “being grateful, love and friends.” Other speak of sharing and getting together, family dinners and joy. If they can say those things in innocence, then we have a lot to learn from them. The holidays, no matter what your religious persuasion, is about giving, not getting. People in Sooke are incredibly generous, they give of their time and money and they do it because they care for others and the plight of others as evidenced by the thousands of dollars and goods raised for those less fortunate. Yes, people are generous at Christmas time but they are also exceedingly giving at other times of the year. As we prepare for our own celebrations it is important to remember those who may not have a place to go for their holiday dinner or a family to share it with. They will be helped with the Christmas hampers but what they can also use is a little human kindness and thoughtfulness. There are lonesome people in your midst and a simple Happy Holiday, Happy Hanukkah, or Merry Christmas greeting helps. Maybe you don’t even have to say anything, a smile and a little courtesy goes a long was as well. Everyone needs a little bit of that. And not to be forgotten is that simple, simple phrase — “thank you.” The best thing about December is the fact that the days will soon be getting longer and the nights shorter. As we look forward to the new year and the potential it has, remember to look back at the last year and think about how you have made a difference. Thanks to our carriers, writers, contributors and, most of all, our readers. Without our very involved readers we wouldn’t be your community newspaper. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to all.

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Here’s the big idea of 2013 B.C. Views One of Canada’s great entrepreneurial success stories in recent years is WestJet, the Calgary-based airline that is expanding across the country and taking on European routes. Clive Beddoe, the founding CEO of Westjet, was famous for helping the cabin crew tidy up the plane before getting off a flight. And the company is also known for its profitsharing program, with all employees referred to as “owners” who have a stake in the success of the operation. I thought of this management approach when news emerged that the B.C. government was offering public service unions a new kind of contract, with a five-year term and wage increases tied to improved economic growth. The surprising thing is that unions are accepting the idea, even though provincial growth must exceed the government’s independent economic forecast council projections before it can take effect in a given year. The generally non-militant Health Sciences Association was the first to recommend acceptance of a five-year agreement with only 5.5 per cent raises guaranteed. Then they were joined by negotiators for 51,000 health and social services employees, represented by the B.C. Government Employees’ Union and

other unions that have long been adversaries of the B.C. Liberals. John Fryer, negotiator for the BCGEU going back to the epic battles with Social Credit governments and now a professor at University of Victoria, wasn’t impressed when he heard the news. “These deals reflect what happens when public sector unions back the losing party in a provincial election,” he said. “Union bargaining power takes a trip down the pooper.” I think there’s more than that going on. Perhaps today’s union leadership is beginning to accept that its wage, benefit and pension arrangements look pretty good compared to the harsh reality of private businesses competing in a global economy. I asked Premier Christy Clark if this new approach is inspired by private-sector profit sharing. She agreed that is the model. “I think that’s a great principle for all of us to work from,” Clark said. “Until now, the growth of public sector wages has been completely insulated from changes in the private sector. And this is the first time we’ve ever been able to successfully link those two things. At this point it’s still a small increment wage growth, but it’s a big change, and I hope we can continue to build on it.” From an employee perspective, it is indeed modest. If real gross domestic product increases one per cent beyond the independent fore-

cast used in the provincial budget, employees get an additional half of one per cent raise for that year. Contrast this labour relations development with what’s happening on the federal scene. A classic confrontation is brewing between the Harper government and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. A key dispute is over sick days, which the government estimates are averaging 18 a year. PSAC currently has 15 “bankable” sick days a year, which the union president refers to as a “negotiated right.” It takes me back to my first union job, where I was warned never to take just one sick day. We negotiated for two at a time, so always take two, the union rep told me. Implicit in this is the mindset that employees should give as little and take as much as possible. Looking through my files each December for the B.C. story of the year, I consider what is likely to matter five or 10 years from now. This partnership approach to building the provincial economy is my pick for 2013. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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Wealth and happiness.

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“Your Sooke Specialist” Dan Milburn Sooke

Missed the mark in editorial We look to editorial comment for a balance of facts to become better informed. With respect, I believe yours of December 11, 2013, “Adding up the cost of development” missed the mark. The amended Community Amenity Contribution Policy was debated by the LUEC and its recommendation was adopted by council only eight months ago. At that time, the district’s planner stated that the policy had never produced a significant amount of benefit and hence the decision to restructure the fee schedule was made. The fact that there has been no revenue from the revised policy in eight months is an indication that perhaps there is a greater problem. The policy was intended to give developers the opportunity to enhance density in a given zone and pay for the privilege of the benefit. Councillor Haldane is correct in that developers have generally retreated from Sooke. Our property values have retreated as well. Developers are in business for profit. The community which welcomes development will prosper. Developers build roads, sidewalks, streetlights, schools, fire hall and homes and

Roseanne Milburn Sooke

Lynne Greer Sooke

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neighbourhoods for all of us and yes they do it for profit. The district in turn gets the benefit of an expanded tax base and revenue to support the desired social and artistic programs for the community. A developer pays not only for the cost of building infrastructure but additional Development Cost Charges to pay for the operation and expansion of existing roads and municipal services. I am unaware of any municipal subsidies to development in Sooke at present but any would be welcomed no doubt. Good development requires cooperation of all the stakeholders in the community. Let’s stop bitching about the small stuff and focus on getting things going again. If you are going to add up the true cost of development, please include all the facts and then consider the cost

of no development. A. Cownden Sooke Editor’s note: The amended Community Amenity Contribution Policy 2013 has not been adopted by District of Sooke council.

Not happy with issues in Shirley

All the years of apprenticeship in Shirley have finally come to fruition. The rich people and the Americans have gotten all their ducks in a row. Now the taxes will go up as things are gotten that were wanted; taxes that are paid by the poor - non-Americans in Shirley; again - the poor subsidizing the rich. Our muddy, overchlorinated water is

now silver gold; its price going from $400 per year to $1,200 per year in five short years. I feel privileged, “which is to say” - I’m disconnecting the water. The fire hall volunteers want two fire halls for Shirley, one for Shirley, and the other, so Jordan River doesn’t get one - (a sort of tree hugger, CRD, dilemma, paradox, kind of situation, I guess). I’m overwhelmed by the talented, competent, intelligent, and self-effacing attitude in Shirley - Gem of the Region. N.E. MacNab Shirley

Hwy. 14 is heaving and sinking After reading the “Chat with MLA John Horgan” from Dec 11, I still can’t understand

Logan Richards Victoria

the lack of push from this MLA to seek urgent repairs for Highway 14 west towards Port Renfrew. The MLA may not know the roadway is getting worse by every heavy rain fall and every heavy truck daily. The roadway is opening up gaps, heaving and sinking at a faster rate than even the highways department notices. Why can’t this MLA not speak directly to the Ministry of Highways and see to it that road is safe for all the road users. The road is being beaten up by cement trucks and lumber supply trucks heading to the growing Port Renfrew region. This road is shared by the school buses and tourists venturing out to the west coast. It’s not safe. Period. Mike Woodhouse Otter Point

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Penny drops on online auction scams Consumers warned of unethical bidding sites Vancouver Island’s Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to use extreme caution when taking part in any online “penny auctions.” Penny auctions offer chances for bidders to “win” items at low prices, but many use a complicated bidding process which ends up costing a bidder more than they intended spending. “The idea is that you’re going to end up getting a great deal, however, you still have to pay what you bid,” said Rosalind Scott, president and CEO of Vancouver Island BBB.   “So you can end up spending a lot of money and getting absolutely nothing.” Many sites require a user to set up an account and purchase

bids with a credit card. Bids can cost less than a dollar and are sold in bundles. The user then places the bids on items, the price for which goes up incrementally as others bid. So even if a bid is used to raise an item’s price by a penny, that bid still cost the user anywhere from 50 cents to a dollar. And in the end, even if a user doesn’t win the item, they must pay for the bids placed. The BBB agencies across North America have received a total of 338 complaints so far in 2013 related to these penny auctions, which now hold a rank of 31 out of 84 most complained about industry categories. An investigation into the sites is ongoing. “You get ones that fall into the shady penny auction category where they’re charging all kinds of fees and doing all kinds of things that really aren’t very ethical,” Scott said. To avoid being scammed, the BBB recommends research-

Kyle Wells Black Press

ing penny auction sites at bbb.org, reading the fine print carefully, researching how much items cost before bidding and keeping an eye on credit card statements. The BBB also advises those who have run

into trouble with penny auction sites to file a complaint by visiting vi.bbb.org or calling toll free 877-826-4222. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Mon Dec 30

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Sunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. Traditional Christmas Dinner at the Legion, cocktails starting at 4:30pm. $12.50 for members, $15 for non. SKATE WITH SANTA SEAPARC, 1:30 - 3:15 p.m. Admission by donation of food, toy or $.

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.

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Cues: What’s My Baby Telling Me? At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m. TOONIE SKATE 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at SEAPARC YOUTH CLINIC Ages 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION New Year’s Eve dinner and dance, doors open at 5:30.

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Francine Louise Logan

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LEGALS AUCTION SALE Notice is hereby given by West Coast Super Storage Ltd, 3220 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC, V9Z 0K8 that the following item(s) will be open for bids between 9am-12pm on January 4th, 2014 on the premises to cover costs incurred. Only CASH accepted. Barry Shaw - 1980 22’ blue + white boat. Gabriel Heron ENC7080A (Household Goods).

TRAVEL

May 30/1956- December 14/2013

Francine passed away peacefully in her home with her loving husband and best friend of 51 years at her side after a long and brave fight with cancer. Francine Louise Parks was born in Toledo, Oregon May 30, 1956. Her parents, Harold and Pauline Fine Parks were also born and raised in the Toledo area. Fran grew up in Toledo and Elk City, Oregon. Swimming, camping, working with flowers were favorite activities. Her floral entries earned ribbons in the County fair. After graduating from Toledo High School in 1974 Francine attended floral school in Portland, Oregon and then worked in the industry. A job in a florist shop included a move to Coos Bay with daughters Rachelle and Tabitha then to the rural area near Winston, Or. Fran met Douglas Logan of Victoria, BC, Canada, they married Sept 1998 in Las Vegas. Fran finally had time to let her creative side run wild. She enjoyed working with yarn, making fragrant soaps, drawing and painting. Her yarn creations - shawls, felted purses and hats were featured in a Sooke, BC art gallery with many pieces being sold. Fran and Doug have lived in Sooke, BC since 1999 with their kitty Rocky. For several years they wintered in Mazatlan making wonderful friends there. Fran said her bucket list was completely fulfilled over the years as she won a race in their Corvette, went Parasailing in Mexico and once piloted a Cessna airplane. Surviving are husband Doug Logan, daughters Rachelle Littrell and Tabitha Richards of Oregon, her father Harold and his companion Shirley of Yuma, Arizonia. Stepchildren Michelle Kang (Sung-Su) of S. Koera, David (Ashley) and Robert of Victoria, beloved brother John (Gertrude) of Merritt, BC. A step-sister, Linda of Nevada and step-brother, David of BC, and mother-in-law Jenny Logan of Vancouver, BC. Grandchildren AnnaMarie, Toren, Shannon, Emelia, Cruze and Noah and 1 great-grandson Asher. She was preceded in death by her mother Pauline in 1982. Memorial contributions can be made to your local Hospice.

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WILSON (NEE SULLIVAN), Audrey Mom passed away 2 days short of her 65th wedding anniversary. She was born, raised and lived a great life in Sooke. She was at the heart of our family and her community, and made the best blackberry birthday pies you’ve ever tasted. Mom was a teacher who led by example. As a volunteer, she helped to lead fund drives for seats in EMCS theatre and to buy and restore the Muir cemetery. She also worked tirelessly with her friends in Lionism, accepting others’ problems as her own. She leaves her community a better place. Predeceased by her parents Tony and Frances Sullivan, and her Sooke pioneer grandparents Eustace and Ann Arden. She leaves her family with great regret: husband John; kids Glen (Marie), Wendy (Wendal), Randy (Dawn), Terry (Marie), Wayne (Moe), and Gerry; grandkids Shane, Mark, Kendra, Paul, Trent, Stephanie, Danielle, Nicole and Brock; siblings Rodney, Yvonne, and Lynda; and in-laws Jim, Bill, Peggy and Vera. She also leaves her best friend of 84 years, Merle Proteau. Thanks to Dr. Wolovitz and staff for their care and compassion. Please join us on Jan.4 at 2:30 at the Sooke Community Hall for what Audrey requested: tea and visiting with old friends. If you like, please bring a single flower to add to Mom’s best vase, or donations can be made to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society.

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SUITES, LOWER 2 BED, 1 Bath, W/D, F/S, utilities included, $900/mo. Avail Jan. 1st. N/S. Pets considered. 250-818-0933 SOOKE: LARGE ground level, 3br, den,storage, W/D, water inc., close to town core on bus route.Quiet & Sound Proof No Dogs, No Smokers. References required. Avail. Now. . 250-642-4572

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Sports & Recreation

Please send sports tips to Britt Santowski at: news@sookenewsmirror.com

Second annual Gord Sleivert Memorial game scheduled for mid January

Sooke’S HoCkeY

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Saturday December 7 • Victoria Ice Hawks C6 vs. Midget C1 (T) 4-4 Sunday December 8 • Midget C1vs. JDF C2 (L) 3-6 • Peninsula Atom C2 vs. Atom C-2 (W) 0-12 • Sooke Bantam A vs. Tri Port Tier 3 (L) 2-4 • Dodge Caravan Kids 3 vs. JDF (W) 12-2 Saturday December 14 • Saanich C3 vs. PeeWee C2 (L) 4-0 • Peninsula C3 5 vs. Midget C1 (L) 5-3 Sunday December 15 • PeeWee A vs. Saanich (L) 3-4 • Peninsula T2 vs. Sooke Bantam A (L) 9-3 Wednesday December 18 • VRC Tier 2 vs. Sooke Bantam A (W) 3-4

Above: Last year’s face-off, at the inaugural Gord Sleivert Memorial game. Right: A fierce face-off stare-down. The second annual Gord Sleivert Memorial Game is scheduled for Saturday, January 18 at SEAPARC, starting at approximately 6:00 p.m. This is a coaches-only fundraising hockey game named in honour of Gord Slievert. Sleivert was actively involved with Sooke Minor Hockey as a coach, a mentor and an executive as well as the president. Born on October 20, 1963, he died on April 2, 2012.

Britt Santowski photos

At this point, the coordinators are starting to compile a list of coaches who would like to play in the game. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested in playing or volunteering, or if you have any questions about the event, please send your contact information to t_freckles@yahoo.com. Last year, the memorial game raised more than $3,000, and the proceeds went to a local Sooke family.

⍟ SEAPARC SNIPPET Merry Christmas

From the Commission & Staff of SEAPARC

New Year’s Eve TOONIE SKATE December 31 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Celebrate the New Year & join us for this festive skate

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A team photo of the EMCS Wolverines. On December 17, the EMCS Wolverines faced down Esquimalt and walked away with a strong win, 73 to 46. A team tournament, EMCS against Esquimalt, took place on the weekend before Christmas. Results will be printed in next week’s paper.

Sooke skaters make the grade Camille Johns photo

Maddy McHugh (left) with fellow dancer Carmyn Wright (right) at their bake sale.

Two dancers initiated a fundraiser to express their appreciation to Carole Cave’s Sooke Dance Studio. The studio burned down in big fire in July of this year. Dancers Camille Johns and Maddy McHugh sent out a message to their supporters. “We believe that as dancers, it is also our responsibility to show our support for our amazing dance studio that has given us so much over the past years,” they write in an email that was distributed to their supporters. “Like many of you, we have danced here for many years and it has helped to shape the people we are today. With that being said, an organized bake sale is the least we can do to give our thanks.” Their bake sale was arranged for December 14 and 15, and in total the enterprising youth raised over $800.

The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive. The following skaters from Sooke Skating Club passed their Skate Canada tests on December 12:

Fiesta Tango

Erin Haldane, Bryanne Thomson, Megan Ferguson, and Nina Kovacik.

Willow Waltz

Junior Bronze Skills

Karyl Musfelt-Trivino, and Nina Kovacik.

Preliminary Freeskate Elements Karyl Musfelt-Trivino, Bryanne Thomson, and Nina Kovacik.

Preliminary Freeskate Program

According to the the SkateCanada.ca website, The IceDance tests program teaches timing, musicality, rhythm interpretation, structure as well as basic skating skills such as edges, flow, control and unison. Free skating consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music. Congratulations to all. with notes from Gill Greydanus

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Some photos taken of soccer events over the fall season. this year, the Sooke Soccer club was well represented at the Santa Parade, boasting the largest group present. As reported, their membership is growing.

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The weather outside may be frightful, but it is also an opportunity to see nature at its most powerful. Standing in the open during wild weather is both frightening and invigorating. There is nothing like a winter storm to make you feel alive. For years people have been flocking to Tofino to watch the storms blow in off the Pacific Ocean. What some forget is that those same gnarly winds and big water are also found close to home. The Pacific Marine Circle Route is a storm watcher’s dream. From the heavy waves and spray along Ogden Point in Victoria to the tidal pools and extreme weather in Port Renfrew, the weather is something West Coasters live with and experience. The circle route is a 255-kilometre loop from Victoria to Port Renfrew, through some of the most untravelled roads to the Cowichan Valley and back to Victoria. Views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia give the traveller a honest look at the southern coast of

Vancouver Island. From Victoria the storm watcher can travel to East Sooke Park with it’s 3,500 acres and 50 kms of trails. Sheltered coves and stands of forest are there for the exploring. Travel further along Highway 14 to Sooke and one can walk along Whiffin Spit and view the majestic Olympic Mountains while watching for passing boats. The Sooke Potholes is a favorite swimming spot as well as a great hiking area. Further up the highway there is a host of provincial and regional parks which provide an easy walk to the pounding surf and driftwood strewn beaches. Campgrounds are available as are picnic areas. French Beach, China Beach, Juan de Fuca, Sandcut and Sombrio Beaches are all within your reach. Jordan River is known as the spot to surf along this stretch of rocky shoreline. When the waves are high you will see surfers, stand-up paddle boarders,and kayakers all enjoying the big water. At China Beach one can try surfing in the winter waves or just stroll along the sandy beach. This is the start of the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail and, a moderate multi-day hike which takes you to Port Renfrew and Botanical Beach. Sombrio was known as a surfers’ paradise when squatters lived and surfed on

the rugged shores before it became a park. Sombrio was home to Leah Oke, one of Canada’s best female surfers. Botancial Beach in Port Renfrew is a favorite place to study intertidal pools and marine life. In Port Renfrew at Port San Juan you can marvel at the long stretches of driftwood strewn beaches and you may even spot surfers enjoying the winter wav action. If you have had enough of beaches and waves you can travel along to Fairy Lake, a fresh water lake just out of Port Renfrew. Ancient old growth trees are found in Avatar Grove and Red Creek. Red Creek has the world’s largest Douglas fir tree with a circumference of 12.5 metres. Ask in Port Renfrew and they will direct you to these ancient forests. Travel east through to the Cowichan Valley and meander along the harbor at Cowichan Bay. Duncan leads you back to Highway 1 to complete the circle. There are places to stop for food, but gas is not readily available once you leave Sooke. Fill up and hit the road, go storm watching, enjoy the unspoiled wilderness and the colorful characters. It’s a trip worth taking even in the winter months. To download a map go to: www.pacificmarinecircleroute.com.

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Merry Christmas from the Royal Bank Sooke team.

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