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Agreement #40110541

Hicks wants home-grown solution to water issues

Tax funds could be used for stand pipes

Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

control valve; pressure reducing valves and heated meters and piping and installation of stations in areas which are safe and not impacted by sudden increased demand during filling cycles. Hicks said there are 18 water suppliers and those changes to the dispensing stations were necessary to meet their goals. Hicks said he argues that there were only two suppliers of potable water and goals could be achieved with a stand pipe. “I want to separate the potable water suppliers from the rest of the water suppliers which are mostly for construction,” said Hicks. “Every single objective can be met. The good news is that we’re still in the game.” At the end of the meeting, the report to the JdFWDC was tabled so the CRD water staff could look at the feasibility of Mike Hicks’ suggestion. Any changes would require a change in the bylaws.

The Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission came together on January 7 to discuss bulk water dispensing stations. Previously the Sooke News Mirror reported on the fact that many residents in the Juan de Fuca, and in other areas of the CRD, would be paying more for delivery of potable water. New bulk water dispensing stations will be installed in Sooke, Langford and East Sooke. The East Sooke station is to be complete in 2014. At the meeting JdF Area Director Mike Hicks said he was offering up his meager gas tax funds to pay for two stand pipes on each end of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. “I suggested, and was backed by Herb Haldane, that we want to provide water as efficiently as we can to customers not on the water system,” said Hicks.

Hicks said there are 600 people needing potable water. The cost of those stand pipes would be between $5,000 and $10,000 and they would be placed as close to Otter Point as they can get and the other could be on the new East Sooke Fire Department property. A report by the CRD had been presented to the JdFWDC outlining an intended ‘accomplish list.’ The bulk water dispensing stations would allow for such things as: accurate metered discharge/billing information; automatic flow

New date set for court case

Cathy Park made her first appearance in Western Communities Provincial Court on January 9 on charges laid under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act. Park’s case was adjourned for five weeks and she is scheduled to reappear on February 20.

Mike Hicks

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New connector road draws comments Pirjo Raits

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Not everyone who came to the January 13 Committee of the Whole meeting to hear about the new connector road was happy with the design. The connector is a $2,581,311 project to link Church and Otter Point Road in stage one of a multi-staged road network which will eventually provide a through road from Phillips Road to West Coast Road. The connector road and the trails have been identified in the 2009 Transportation Master Plan and the Parks & Trails Master Plan. A multi-use trail is already in place along Church Road. This first stage is expected to be

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There’s gold in them thar hills

Up Sooke

Pirjo Raits

Goose trail work

Beginning Monday, January 13, the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure will carry out routine repair and maintenance work on the Selkirk Trestle on the galloping goose regional Trail, which is managed by the Capital regional district. The TreSTle will remain open to the public, and no closures are expected but short delays are possible. The work is expected to finish by the end of March.

Hard times in sooke

The annual hard Times dance is being held at the Sooke Community hall on Saturday, January 25. Phoenix will STarT the dancing at 9 p.m. wieners and beans included. dress attire: casual or hard times. Tickets at either drug store for $5.

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nighT aT The Shirley Community hall with performers Celtic reflections. TiCkeTS info aT boogies@briarmoon. ca/fB.

Thumbs Up To all ThoSe folks who are sticking to their new year’s resolutions.

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it’s winter in sooke

The Strait of Juan de Fuca creates a dramatic backdrop for those who live along the water.

Marijuana grow op opps discussed Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

Even before the issue came forward at the January 13 District of Sooke council meeting, Michael Nyikes, president of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the opportunity for Sooke to have commercial marijuana grow operations as a viable economic driver. A report was brought to council by the planning department on the revised federal medical marijuana regulations. The report recommended that staff prepare a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to regulate medical marijuana production facilities in the district and to make no changes to regulate marijuana production. District planner Gerard LeBlanc stated that the new regulations come into place in April which would

disallow individuals from growing medical marijuana and put the growing and distribution into large scale commercial grow operations. All of the growing and packaging will have to be housed in one structure. LeBlanc said Sooke has the opportunity to zone for such operations in several zones and this could provide an economic benefit to the community. He said there is already a structure in place in the Otter Point Industrial Park in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. So far the federal government has only approved four licensed production facilities out of the hundreds of applications across the country. “It should be recognized that permitting those uses through the zoning bylaw... we won’t be inundated with requests,” said

LeBlanc. Councillor Herb Haldane said Sooke has a lot of property owners who have commercial property and he would like to look at all zones to see which would be appropriate for such activity. Any application for a grow operation would have to pass through a lot of scrutiny. The application would

have to pass through the RCMP, local government as well as the federal government. Appropriate zoning, security and type of building would all have to be approved. Council asked staff to bring forward the appropriate amendments and rationale to permit such operations in agricultural/industrial zones.

With all of the programs on television about the new gold rush, it may be of interest to local students to know that Sooke had it’s own gold rush. In 1864 gold was discovered in Leechtown in the hills past the Sooke potholes. A town of 3,000 sprang up quickly and led to lots being sold in the town site of Sooke. Many settled in Sooke after the gold rush was over. Interestingly enough though, is that the modern day has seen placer miners seeking gold in the Sooke River. They still pan for gold. What is it that makes gold so special? Why do men and women seek their fortunes in the wilderness hoping for a flash in the pan of the elusive golden metal? This is the theme for the annual Sooke Regional Historical Society essay contest. The Lure of Gold is the topic and coincides with the 150th annniversary of Leechtown. Students in elementary, middle and high school or home-schooled can win cash for their Lure of Gold essays. A high school student’s entry could win them a total of $300. Elementary school students will be awarded five $50 cash prizes. Entries should be 50 to 150 words. Middle school students could wion one of three $75 cash prizes. Essays should be 100-300 words. High school entries should be between 300-400 words. Students from East Sooke to Port Renfrew can enter. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded by the Sooke Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 54, Sooke Community Association and the Vancouver Island Placer Mining Association. The VIPMA is awarding $500 in prizes. The entry deadlines for elementary and middle grades is February 15 and for high school entries April 15. Awards will be given out at the Sookre Region Museum Open House on June 22. Entry forms will be in next week’s Sooke News Mirror. More information can be obtained by calling 250642-6351.

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Living with cystic fibrosis in the family Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

On the weekend of January 4, Heather Strange was out doing what she has done so many times in the past, and will continue to do so many times in the future: fund-raise for cystic fibrosis. Sometimes, the longterm goals can seem overwhelming. Regarding a future, it’s not a luxury Heather and her husband Dave allow themselves. Their son Carter is afflicted with cystic fibrosis. “I don’t think about it. Dave and I, we had to shut that down. We had to shut down the idea of high school graduation, we had to shut down the idea of university, marriage, kids, because the future is so…” she leaves that hanging. “It’s kind of overwhelming to think of that.” They know too many people with CF who have passed away in their mid-20’s. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder present at birth. In order for a child to be born with CF, both parents would have to have a mutation on the chromosome 7. Children with parents who both have this mutation, have a one in four chance of getting CF, a one in four chance of not being impacted in any way, and a one in two chance of being — as their parents were — a carrier. Heather explains that CF is like having a defect in the pump that regulates salt in our bodies. “Because this saltexchange pump is com-

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On Saturday, January 4, Heather Strange (pictured in the back, sorting bottles) coordinated a bottle drive to raise funds towards CF research. In total, they raised $800. pletely out of whack, what happens then is the mucus in your body becomes extra thick.” The disease, Heather elaborates, is a “headto-toe” disease. Complications include sinus problems, lung infections, digestive system, pancreas function, breathing difficulties to name a few. The symptoms vary from person to person, making it very individual. The diagnosis for her son was difficult to achieve. Heather knew in her gut that things weren’t right for Carter. Yet, it took almost three years — and a doctor with previous exposure to CF — to administer a simple sweat test. This

test confirmed the suspicions that something was wrong, and turned their worlds upsidedown. There are still difficult parent-child conversations that they need to face, and as a couple with an overwhelming challenge, Heather and Dave move through each day step by step. In the meanwhile, they are planning local trips — vacations — where they can, for a brief moment in time, have some semblance of normalcy. They are looking at locating a camping trailer that would afford them the mobility to come and go on their own schedule, without having to

rely on flight schedules and permissions. “We’re the abnormal ones at the moment,” said Heather, reflecting on the longevity of her relationship with her husband. “We are nine and a half years into this. We were struggling for a number of years.” As difficult as it is, they’re life has established a rhythm, one that a diagnosis really helped with. It gave them a concrete problem to manage. Sure, there are still challenges, but they are managing. Heather’s coping method has been to compar tmentalize. She became a gatherer of information, and a relayer of fact. She empowered herself through knowledge. “I gave up my career, and my world. … Once we got diagnosed I dumped my brain of … any information that I learned prior to that and I filled it up with new information.” She strongly recommends that knowledge be obtained from reputable sites. A recent breakthrough drug called Kalydeco, detailed in an earlier CBC article (“Cystic fibrosis ‘breakthrough’ pills have $300K price tag” printed at cbc.ca on December 6, 2019), has an astronomical price tag: That’s $300,000 per person per year. Further, this drug is only for those with a certain form of CF, known as G551D which according to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry (2011) affects 3.4 per cent of those with CF.

Carter, is afflicted with DeltaF508, which occurs in 91.5 per cent of CF mutations. The current explorations for this form is CF is a combination of Kalydeco and Lumacaftor. According to Heather Strange, doubling the drugs effectively doubles the price. Managing the disease — outside of the costs of medicine — is expensive. First, there’s the lost income of one parent. Then, Heather and her husband Dave purchased a machine that administers multiple medicines to Carter through a face mask, which costed about $2,000. It costs an additional $1,000 a year to maintain this machine. And then there’s the medicine. “One of the drugs that Carter takes on a regular basis is $1,200 a month. Occasionally, he has to go on another drug, and that’s $3,000 a month.” A combination of medical insurance and Pharmacare helps them manage these costs, but the deductibles before coverage kicks in do add up. In the meanwhile, Heather does what she can to raise funds for research for CF. She has cycled for CF, done Jazzercise fund-raisers, and committed to a number of other fund raising events around town. Just like the weekend past, where she raised about $800 in a bottle drive. Right now is what they have. And right now, it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other.

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Victoria and Vancouver Island’s Better Business Bureau is set to launch its 2014 business directory as part of a year of big changes for the non-profit organization. The BBB publishes its directory each year, essentially a listing of BBB-accredited businesses on Vancouver Island. “These are the businesses you want to do business with,” said Scott, who is based in Victoria. “Put it right next to your phone book. It’s like a little bible.” A business must go through a detailed vetting process in order to be accredited – it is not as simple as just joining the BBB. In order to be accredited, a business must have been in operation for at least a year, have no complaints logged against

them, have established a positive presence in the marketplace and have a good rating with the BBB, based on specific criteria. One criteria focuses on honest advertising and making sure companies make promises they can keep. Advertising as “the best” in an industry doesn’t fly with the BBB, same with other unverifiable claims. Sales promises with small print exceptions also raise flags for the bureau. “It kind of backfires on a business when they do that,” Scott said. “So we work with businesses to help them have good advertising practices.” Businesses are monitored to make sure they keep up these standards. The BBB itself is audited yearly to make sure it is keeping up its standards. The Vancouver Island bureau passed with 100 per cent for 2013. There were significant changes for the

BBB in 2013. The biggest perhaps is the Canadian BBB’s integration with its U.S.A. counterpart, creating a North American BBB. The two organizations can now work closer together, and share resources and information about businesses on both sides of the border. “We retain our Canadian identity, however we become part of an amazing brand,” Scott said. “That was huge for us, a wonderful transition.” In order to get in, the Canadian BBB had to be accredited, just like any other business, a process which was complex, but ultimately successful. “Me and my staff are very proud,” said Scott, who was elected chair for the Canadian region. Last year also saw the BBB improving website security and migrating to Google apps, part of an overall partnership with Google. The Vancouver

Island-specific “Did You Know?” campaign, started in 2013, will continue this year, helping consumers learn more about the local BBB and what it does and doesn’t do, through bite-size facts, disseminated through a variety of platforms. A new organization-wide website is in the works for early 2014, which will offer improved functionality and design. The new year will also see the introduction of enhanced ratings for businesses, which will allow for more detail for people looking for information about a business. Specifics are being saved for the launch of the changes. “We’re the good guys and we look at ourselves long and hard everyday, trying to make everything that we do better,” Scott said. See vi.bbb.org for more information.

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Grow a Native Plant Garden. Residents of the Capital Region are invited to participate in a FREE workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants. Instruction on native plant identification, their benefits and how to use them will be included. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided and participants will be given a tour of a native plant garden. These informative workshops will be held at Swan Lake Nature House, located at 3873 Swan Lake Road in Victoria.

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A Public Hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaw: Bylaw No. 583, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-9) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 583, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-9) is to allow seven minor amendments, all administrative in nature to Bylaw No. 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw 2013. The amendments proposed are as follows: 1. Amend Section 3.2(d) to reference section 3.3 instead of section 3.2. 2. Amend Section 3.4(c) to reference section 3.32 instead of 3.35. 3. The CTC zone is referenced incorrectly in section 5.1. It should say “Town Centre Mixed Use”, not Town Centre Commercial. 4. The minimum lot width in the Rural Residential (RU4) zone should be 15 metres, not 30 metres. 5. The Small Lot Residential (R3) zone is missing a condition of use. As part of the rezoning adoption for Nott Brook (2100 Otter Point Rd) in January 2013, a condition of use was to be added to the R3 zone that said: “Notwithstanding the permitted uses on R3 zoned properties, on the property identified as PID 000-133-817 (as Parcel A (DD 143706I), Section 24, Sooke District, Except Plans 5572, 11961, 27456, 40462, VIP52601, VIP59223, VIP79955, VIP79956 and Part in Red on 610RW, an amenity area for assembly use is permitted as an accessory use.” 6. The reference to “metres” is missing from Section 202.5(a) when stating the maximum height for a principal building and should be added. 7. Section 402.2(ff) should say “Vehicle sales/rentals”, not just “Vehicle sales”. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Copies of these proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the offices of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, commencing from the date of this Notice. If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department by telephone at (250) 642-1634.


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Built in 1910, this shingle-faced structure was intended as a gathering place for group events. While not Sooke’s first hall (the old Charters Hall, onehalf kilometre to the east was first), this one was built right smack where the three-storey Fedosenko building stands now at the corner of Sheilds Road. It was a business venture, built by a group of three investors, Mrs. Carrie Throup, Dr. Richard Felton and John Murray, JP. Note: the names Throup, Murray and Felton are remembered today by three streets bearing these names. This photo was taken in 1915, during what was termed “The Great War” and the strong patriotism of the day may have been the reason for the prominent display of the British Ensign. The brick chimney is indicative of a wood-burning heater, and an outhouse at the right took the place of plumbing. Coal oil or gasoline lamps would

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have been in use. Early meetings of the Sooke and North Sooke Womens’ Institute were held here, as well as early services of the Anglican Church, agricultural and flower shows and concerts. In the period when All Sooke Day was first started in 1934, a dance was an important part of the day’s program, and it was customary to hold one dance at the Charters Hall and another, featuring a different dance band, in this building. Not many cars were around then, and groups of revellers,

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young couples, would walk between the dances as they chose to vary the evening’s entertainment. When the Sooke Community Association was incorporated in 1935, one of their goals was to build a hall large enough to accommodate a regulation basketball court and a large dance crowd. This early pioneer hall and the adjoining land were then purchased

by the new non-profit community organization, which had a fine new hall in place by 1937. The new venue was celebrated with a Hall Opening Dance on April 9th of that year, with a crowd, happy and proud, numbering 700 party-goers. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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Marijuana use must be decriminalized It’s interesting times we live in. With the federal government’s regulations on medical marijuana grow operations changing, a lot of municipalities are making it easier for commercial grow operations to exist. Where once even the idea of speaking to the issue of marijuana was considered radical, now it is a common topic around council tables. It is no longer the demon drug and no one is suffering from reefer madness. In fact, it’s become acceptable both socially and politically. There will, of course, be those who vehemently oppose it and that’s their right. No city or town wants to be seen as backward and most recognize the economic benefit of growing a little bud. Grow operations have been in existence for decades and while the big boys have their commercial operation, the little guys will still be planting a few seeds in the ground and they shouldn’t be busted for it. Governments have already admitted that there is a medical benefit to marijuana and they are cashing in on it. They are controlling the grow operations and the distribution - in other words - they are in control of the weed. Most people are aware that marijuana grow operations were a multi-million, if not a billion dollar industry in B.C. With many states in the U.S. decriminalizing pot, it makes sense that Canada should follow suit. B.C. bud is no longer as profitable as it once was. If we are going to allow it to be grown, then we need to allow it to be smoked, toked, eaten or whatever by adults. If we are grown up enough to see the benefit, we need to be grown up enough to let the grown-ups decide if they want it or not. Follow the new federal regulations with decriminalizing marijuana use. Anything else is hypocritical.

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Harper rapped for wrong reasons B.C. Views Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest visit to B.C. was portrayed as these things are today: besieged by protesters, hiding from an ever-vigilant media, cynically campaigning for the 2015 federal election. TV couldn’t get enough of the two “environmental activists” who dressed as waiters to slip onstage at a business breakfast in Vancouver.  They’re not environmentalists, just all-purpose protesters using the flavour of the month. They are associated with a group calling itself “No One Is Illegal,” a collection of anarchist kooks that wants to do away with national borders, and of course capitalism.  As their now-famous sign said, they want “climate justice now.” Organizer Brigette DePape explained to a co-operative CBC TV host that the recent typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands of people was caused by global warming, which of course is caused mainly by the Alberta “tar sands.” I won’t dwell on this routine idiocy, except to say the number of hurricanes that struck North America in 2013 was zero, and that hasn’t happened since 1994. Also, “climate justice” is like “social justice,” in that both require confiscation of earned wealth. DePape is the former Senate page fired in 2011 for a similar sign stunt. She’s now a professional Harper

hater, with support from the U.S.based Tides Foundation among others. One of the issues Harper didn’t take questions on was the consolidation of 11 federal fisheries libraries into two, one of them in Sidney, B.C. This is portrayed as part of Harper’s so-called “war on science,” and has been compared with the Romans burning the library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt. Fisheries Minister Gail Shea defended the cost-cutting measure by pointing out that almost all access to these libraries is now digital, so maintaining 11 duplicated sets of printed reports is a waste of taxpayer dollars. An anonymous federal scientist fired back on his blog that the head of one of these libraries retired before the contents could even be catalogued, much less completely digitized for online access. So this material wasn’t even properly organized? Users were supposed to browse until they stumbled on something pertinent? The ministry reported that the average number of people other than federal fisheries staff who used these libraries averaged between five and 12 per year. That’s for all 11 facilities combined. And if anyone has even one example of information that was available and isn’t now, they should identify it. Harper’s got plenty to answer for,

no question. To take one of many examples, spending our borrowed money on TV ads for a “Canada Job Grant” program that hasn’t even been introduced in Parliament, much less set up, isn’t just wasteful. It’s dishonest and cruelly misleading to the unemployed people the ads pretend to offer help. Harper’s visit to B.C. added a couple of scripted events, starting with softball questions at the Vancouver business breakfast. Then he was off to a photo op at the Kinsol trestle on Vancouver Island, where he announced three more years of funding for the Trans-Canada Trail. I’m as relieved as anyone that Harper is not killing this modest federal project that started in 1992, but this is not news. It was a fake public event to justify the cost of a trip so Harper could address a new Conservative riding association. And how is the federal deficit after eight years of tight-fisted Conservative rule? We’re only borrowing about $1 billion a month now, down from the Harper government all-time record deficit of $55 billion in 2009. Some cost cutting is in order all right. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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Cats and deer being terrorized For the past month, two medium-size black dogs have been terrorizing the cats which I care for on my property in the Otter Ridge area. In addition, I have not seen any deer in the area for a while and I believe these same two dogs are responsible. This is not Oak Bay and I believe most residents appreciate seeing deer in our midst. By allowing your dogs to run around unaccompanied you are asking a lot of them. They will inevitably get themselves into trouble no matter how well behaved they are at home. If you just want to exercise your dogs, please go with them. Aaron Bartlett Otter Point

Clean up your tree We walk the Spit every morning and at Christmastime marvel at the Whiffin Spit Elves. Every year before Christmas the tree is magically decorated and every January it is magically undecorated and not a trace is left, not even a piece of tinsel. They are one of Sooke’s most delightful traditions that’s been going on now for over 20 years, we think. This year another batch of elves decorated a different tree on the Spit and they

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are much less magical, in fact, bordering on thoughtless. The ornaments are still on the tree, many were glass, many have broken and the broken glass is on the ground. We really hope those elves return soon and clean up after themselves before more damage is done. Diane Kent, Pat Phillips, Joan Gething, Anne Boquist Sooke

Urban renewal needed I live on Townsend Road and make frequent trips to Evergreen Mall. On Townsend Road we already have what I call the punishment corner at Sooke Road; we have to loop around the Otter Point intersection to get to Evergreen Mall. Often I choose to walk to Evergreen Mall. There is a derelict path, littered with trash and scrap, it runs behind the A&W, which myself and plenty of others use to avoid the loop around the bank, restaurant and A&W. It is a daunting spectacle to use this path, with all that litter, and the space in the fencing makes it seem almost illicit to use, yet for the amount of foot traffic, it deserves to be a legitimate thoroughfare.

Could this not be dignified with some urban renewal, perhaps a better entry way so mothers with children and buggies could use it? Some tidying up? It seems such a logical entrance to the Evergreen Mall for those of us on Townsend and further up our road. Much safer for mothers and kids than looping around the corner of Sooke Road. The lot is a totally neglected zone, and this in the heart of our town. The space is probably private property but doesn’t look as if anyone cares about it. A mall entry would just make total good sense at that location, if only for the pedestrians. Trix Boyd Sooke

Trades awareness Edward Milne Community School is offering the opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge and experience toward apprenticeship programs. Two years ago the school introduced a successful program called T.A.S.K. — Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge. T.A.S.K. is an innovative educational partnership between EMCS, School District 62, and Camosun College.  The Program provides students with an opportunity to pursue further

training at Camosun College through the South Island Partnership Program (funded by SD62), or a secondary school apprenticeship. Students will explore a variety of trades including carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, painting, metal fabrication, sheet metal, and welding. T.A.S.K. Program delivery is somewhat different than a regular school program. Students in the Program will have two instructors, one from Camosun College, the other a qualified high school instructor. Students will alternate between Camosun College (for specialized trade instruction), and Edward Milne Community School (daily lessons and hands-on building). T.A.S.K. students earn 32 credits towards graduation, including dual credits with Camosun College. The program will run full time from February to June 2014. There is demand for qualified trades-people and high schools are working with industry to prepare students to fill these jobs. The T.A.S.K. Program offers the opportunity to explore a number of trades and earn credits toward high school graduation and/or future trades-related education. Students will be exploring local industries as well as receiv-

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ing hands-on experience constructing small sheds and other projects as requested. If you are interested in having the students in this program construct a small project please contact EMCS instructor Blair Hughes, bhughes@sd62.bc.ca or Vice Principal Mike Bobbitt, mbobbitt@ sd62.bc.ca for more information.    There are still spaces available for motivated students in the T.A.S.K. program this Spring. Please contact Mike Bobbitt, Vice Principal at Edward Milne Community School, for more information.   Contact information at:   250-642-5211 or mbobbitt@sd62.bc.ca Blair Hughes Sooke

No Rent Here! - $59,900 Included with the Purchase of this 2 bedroom Manufactured Home is a Membership Share in Rustic Acres Cooperative Association. Owners in Rustic Acres currently pay only $100 a month to cover Common Costs. This compares very favorably with the $400-$500/month Pad Fees paid in conventional parks. Upgrade the existing home or place a new one on your lot. Drive by 22-7142 Grant Road or call me direct at 250-642-6056.

Firefighter shortage? I was disappointed to read an article in the Times Colonist, about increased insurance rates due to lack of firefighters going out to the entire public, painting a grim picture. I remem-

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10 10 •• www.sookenewsmirror.com www.sookenewsmirror.com  Cont’d from page 9 ber a past fire chief doing the same thing to some homes in regard to water pressure and driving up their insurance rate.Perhaps sending letters to those properties which may be affected would have been more appropriate. Perhaps a wellexplained letter would have prompted some citizens to come forward to volunteer for firefighting. The chief lives right beside the firehall and another paid firefighter lives up on Ludlow, close to #2 firehall. If, these two firefighers alternated manning #1 firehall and the temporary fire station at Sunriver was dismantled, those firefighters would respond directly to #2 firehall we would have better coverage. Council responded to the chief’s request to put a temporary station at Sunriver. These volunteers used to respond directly to #2 hall. Perhaps council needs to revisit that decision. Work with the people instead of holding them to ransom with increased taxes and/ or increased insurance rates. Ellen Lewers Sooke

Wanting a place for kids to play The best playground equipment kids can have is other kids. Sooke needs a big, inexpensive (or free), indoor place where pre-school kids can run around and have fun with each other on rainy days, while their exhausted and impoverished parents (and grandparents) sit and do nothing. The Sooke Community Association has generously allowed a group of pre-schooler’s parents to rent the big hall for a nominal sum ($50) this Wednesday, January 15, from 9:30

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– 11:30 a.m. as a trial to measure interest in a regular venue for unstructured play. If we get a good turnout and can demonstrate the long term need, we will be approaching council with a request for funding for this and other child-friendly activities and amenities. We invite caregivers to bring the kids (we are hoping for a loonie or a toonie each), and come out to network and brainstorm what Sooke can offer to keep pre-school kids busy. We usually organize free outdoor activities, like cooking cinnamon buns in the cob oven at the Sunriver Community Garden, toy truck races on the bike park at SEAPARC or just running loose at Fred Milne ball park, but we need a place for cold, windy, wet days. Provincially funded Strong Start serves a great need, but when several daycares show up with five kids each, in addition to parents with kids, the place is packed beyond capacity. We also need fenced parks, so parents can sit and socialize without having to chase a bolting two-year-old into the street. Sooke need not struggle with competing interests for its identity; our children unify us. Come join us at the community hall on Wednesday. We will organize to advocate for a child friendly Sooke. Terrance Martin Sooke

Visibility saves lives It was a dark and stormy night in Sooke and sometimes not so stormy but dark never the less. We are halfway through winter and the minutes of daylight are added each day but the treacherous manner pedestrians take to walking in the dusk and dark causes me to be

concerned for them as I shake my head in disbelief. Dark coats (some with hoods up), dark pants, dark footwear. Some with headphones on or preoccupied with electronic devices. No effort made to make themselves visible. The worst scenario,   for which I would of been responsible as the driver, was two people dressed as mentioned, not facing oncoming traffic, walking after midnight on a winding pre-Sooke stretch of highway which was hugging a rock wall. They were at the very edge of the gravel portion of the road walking in the fog. I was tempted to stop and alert them of the picture they presented to drivers but there was no safe pullover for me and I did not know if it would be a welcome conversation.   Solutions to increasing visibility can easily be accessed at the local stores in the form of flashlights, arm or leg bands, safety vests, yellow raingear. For the price of a  latte, people need (to) think of the worst that could happen and then grab one of these enroute out the door with keys in the other hand. There is no end to the illumina-

tion gear for camping, sporting activities and dog walking which can be utilized with some creativity and attached to outdoor clothing to keep hands free if need be.   For the past two years, in October, the Town of Sidney distributes a limited amount of   free reflective armbands to residents. How ever this is funded escapes me but   is a proactive way to shift peoples thinking with a practical gesture. Sidney is lit up like New York  city compared to Sooke at night and geographically is as flat as the Prairies. The giveaway is a reminder to take responsibilty for one’s own safety and not create a potential hazard for drivers.  All too often it is the reckless party who is not injured but the party avoiding the collision who experiences the greater loss. Carmen Neumann Sooke

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types of charges and the morality of each. Some charges may be for providing connections for services such as sewer and water, that seems fair though cost recovery through onging usage charges should be considered. Construction of public streets and roads is a similar discussion, in the present system of government providing them there is a question of increasing capacity of main roads – some will claim the increased traffic justifies charging developers, but that ignores the huge amount of tax revenue from developed property and structures on it. Some negativeminded people claim there is a “social cost”

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Consider amenities’ worth In considering government charges for development of private property it is essential to look at different

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Shirley/Jordan River Citizens’ Committee Official Community Plan Review Committee Meeting Visioning Exercise & Presentation by Tania Tripp, R.P.Bio. on Sensitive Ecosystem Mapping Shirley Community Hall 2795 Sheringham Point Road, Shirley, BC January 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome to Attend For further information or to add your email to our contact list or to submit comments on the draft OCP, please email jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or call 250.642.1500. We will send reminder notices of upcoming Citizens’ Committee meetings and events.

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Hearts in the Highlands’ was adopted as the marching song of the Chinese resistance fighters in the Second World War. • After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Robert Burns has more statues dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure, 10,000 went to his funeral. • Burns fathered at least 12 children with four different women during his short 37 year lifetime. His youngest child, Maxwell, was born on the day of his funeral.

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He was only 37 year old when he died in 1796 but Scots and poetry lovers have celebrated his life every year since on his birthday, January 25. Who, may you wonder, gets such celebration and tribute? Well, it be the bard Robbie Burns. His life is celebrated with traditional dinners of haggis and neeps, drinks of whisky and the reciting of poems. This year, the Robbie Burns dinner will be held on Sunday, January 26, just a night past the poet’s birthday. The Sooke Pipes and Drums will pipe in the haggis and lead the evening with toasts, boasts and laughs. While some parts of the evening will be formal, most of the formalities are fun. It’s an opportunity to wear your kilt, sport the tartan and be a wee bit Scottish for the night. There are some tips for those men who may want to don a kilt for the first time. Try to practice sit-

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Addressing the haggis on a previous robbie Burns night. ting, standing and bending in your kilt. When you sit down, make sure the front of the kilt falls between your legs to avoid embarrassment for anyone facing you. When you stand up, sweep your hand over the back of your kilt to make sure the pleats are flat. Weigh your sporran down and have fun. The evening is a major

fund-raiser for the Sooke Pipes and Drums band and is usually well attended by those with and without Scottish blood cursing through their veins. The evening will have a live and silent auction with lots of good donated items. Brenda Parkinson, band manager, said the band performs at 20-25 events a year,

most of them in Sooke. “You’d be surprised how many people ask for them for weddings,” she said. “They also do Robbie Burns events at Ayre Manor Lodge and the Rotary lunch, as well as the dinner at the Legion.” The Robbie Burns dinner takes place at the Sooke Legion, Branch #54. Cock-

tails at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Legion bar. Things you may not know: • American music legend Bob Dylan selected Burns’ 1794 song ‘A Red, Red Rose’ when asked for the source of his greatest creative inspiration. • A translation of ‘My

When: Sunday, January 26 Where: Sooke Legion Branch 54, 6726 Eustace Road Time: Cocktail: 5 p.m. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tickets: Legion bar, $35 includes the haggis, taters and neeps, all the fixings of a traditional Robbie Burns dinner, and the entertainment and frivolities.

Garden Club: Permaculture, working with Mother Nature

We have officially been in winter for almost a month now. Gardens have been put too bed and spring bulbs planted and mulched in anticipation of a beautiful show when they awake from winter sleep. But just a minute ... not everything is sleeping!  Gardeners who planted winter veggie crops in late summer are well on their way to, or already are, enjoying the ‘greens’ of their labor. Indeed, when it comes to growing food, we could all stand to become a bit more self-sufficient. A good first step would be to take note of and reflect on what is going on around us and in our garden, and learn from Mother Nature herself.

This is ‘permaculture’: designing and working with a plan that mimics the natural process of nature. Erik Bjornsen, Victoria landscape specialist and advocate for food security and sustainability, puts it this way, “Permaculture can help you understand how to holistically turn your garden and landscape into an abundant natural ecosystem. It can also create huge benefits, not only for your garden, but for you personally.” The word ‘permaculture’ was coined in the late 1970s by an Australian university professor, Bill Mollison, and his grad student, David Holmgren. They had concluded that industrial-agricultural methods were poison-

ing the land and water, reducing biodiversity, and removing billions of tons of topsoil from previously fertile landscapes. Permaculture initially meant ‘permanent agriculture’ but was soon expanded

to mean ‘permanent culture,’ incorporating social aspects that were deemed integral to a truly sustainable system. In short, permaculture can be viewed as the harmonious integration of people into

the landscape, allowing the land to grow in richness, productivity and beauty. It’s a philosophy that draws people to work with rather than against nature. Permaculture is the topic of this month’s

meeting of the Sooke Garden Club, and Erik Bjornsen is guest speaker. Educated and long-experienced in field of permaculture, Erik will discuss the principles underlying this philosophy and explain, among other things, how using this approach can reduce the amount of work needed to maintain a garden while simultaneously increasing the garden’s productivity. If you are interested in growing food, creating habitat for pest control, working smarter rather than harder, conserving water, creating your own mulch and fertilizer, and sitting back and watching a healthy ecosystem unfold before your eyes ... then permacul-

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ture will be of interest to you! And what better time to start planning for the growing year ahead, including next winter’s veggie crops? Please join us Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Townsend Road. Existing memberships are due for renewal, and new members are always welcome. Annual fee is $15. Enjoy informative presentations and discussions, in-house plant sales and parlour shows, summer garden parties, and the camaraderie of others who share an interest in gardening. For more information, email sookegardenclub@yahoo.ca or phone Rose at 250-6425509.


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He think ks they’re chatting abou ut the hospitall jello. His nurse is actually midwa ay through dozens of assessme ents. During the minutes spent at the bedside, a professional nurse makes dozens of critical assessments. Any one of them could mean the difference between recovery and something that could result in tragedy. Take direct patient care away from nurses and vital knowledge affecting the health of patients is lost.

B.C. should be increasing the number of nurses, not replacing them with care aides. Ensuring nurses remain in direct contact with patients is crucial to you and your loved ones. While they may not be specialists in jello, when it comes to safe patient care, professional nurses are irreplaceable.

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A leader in Continuing Education WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community colleges offering basic adult education courses out of Belmont Senior Secondary, to its first permanent location on the campus of Royal Roads to present day, boasting four campuses. With program locations ranging from the main campus on Goldstream Avenue in downtown Langford to the Yellow House Education Centre in Port Renfrew, the success of students has enabled our organization to provide quality educational services to 3000 students this past calendar year. WestShore Centre for Learning and Training is a School District #62, school of choice providing innovative education and training opportunities for youth and adults in the Western Communities. Open twelve months a year, we offer programming to students from morning to evening, striving to meet the diversity of needs required by students in our fast paced and technology driven workplace and world.

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WestShore’s Continuing Education courses and programs provide opportunities for adults to receive training and certification in a variety of employment sectors as well as fast track programs designed for adults to complete the Dogwood Adult Graduation program. We also offer a variety of courses for students to upgrade for college or university entrance.

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WestShore’s Distributed Learning division (Juan De Fuca Distributed Learning) provides on-line and paper-based courses for students of all ages and offering the most flexible and self-paced option to students to receive course credits. Students can choose to work from home in either an on-line or paper-based course or they can drop in from morning to evening at our Storefront location to receive one on one support from certified teachers in any course we offer.

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And we have... – A great First Nations Program – Computer Courses – Training courses for Medical Office Assistant, Medical Transcription, Traffic Control and more!!!

WestShore’s Alternative Education school (Byte Alternative) provides dynamic cohort programs for youth ages 14 to 18 with a focus on community engagement, strengthbased and co-operative learning opportunities through the implementation of technology in creative and meaningful ways to engage youth in critical thinking skills and processes that will prepare them for the workplaces of tomorrow today! Regardless of your educational needs or goals, School District #62’s WestShore Centre for Learning and Training continues to provide quality programming and experiences for all learners in the Western Communities and beyond. We look forward to our next opportunity to help you reach your educational goals.

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Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and 3:30 - 7:30 pm All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

Classes start each month. WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate. Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning. Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes. The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

Did you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary education.

February 3 - June 26, 2014

Day & Evening Classroom Academic Schedule Mathematics Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10

Mon/Wed

8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

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12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tue/Thur

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Mon/Wed

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Mon/Wed

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tue/Thur

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Science 10

Mon/Wed

10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12

Tue/Thur

8:45 – 11:30 am

Pre-Calculus 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Pre-Calculus 12 Sciences

First Nations Graduation Program The Graduation Program integrates First Nations culture into the curriculum. It prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation certificate. You will be involved in the community with the local First Nations artists, cultural instructors, community members, organizations and Elders.

Futures Programs, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply Accounting Learn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. Instructor: Dermott Crofton Fee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting Feb 8 - May 17, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Futures Program gives the students an opportunity to work as a cohort group. The teachers’ work to foster excellent foundational skills, social and personal growth.

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If you are a student in the Sooke School District enroll in a Camosun course while you’re still in grade 12 and get a head start on your post secondary education. In collaboration with the Sooke School District, Camosun has waived prerequisites on selected first year courses. Tuition is free for Sooke School District students! Second Semester courses include English 151, Criminology 166, and Psychology 130. Contact your school counsellor for registration information.

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12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12

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8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11

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Communications 12

Mon/Wed

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English 10 (Tutorial)

Tue

8:45 – 11:30 am

English 11

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English 12

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Art 11/12

Fri

8:45 – 11:30 am

Medical Office Assistant

Carpentry 11/12

Wed

8:45 – 2:30 pm

Drama, Film & Television 12

Wed

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12

Mon

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Information Technology 10

Tue/Thur

3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12

Fri

8:45 – 11:30 am

Digital Literacy 12

Wed

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12

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Do you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours. • 30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs) • Medical Office Assistant Procedures • Computerized Medical Billing (Osler) • Medical Keyboarding Adult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites: • English 12 or equivalent • Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

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On-line and Paper Based Courses – call for an appointment 250-391-9002 Grades 10, 11, & 12 AP French Language 12 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11 *Art Foundations 11 & 12 Biology 11 & 12 *Business Information Management 12 Calculus 12 Chemistry 11 & 12 Communications 11 & 12 *Data Management 12 English 10, 11 & 12

We offer you hundreds of engaging online courses for adults, covering every topic from A-Z Grantwriting to Web Design. Each ed2go course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use.

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Take ed2go courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient for you.

Metchosin Technical Centre offers cohortbased programs for Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Metchosin Technical Centre offers the full Graduation Program with a career focus utilizing hands-on projects-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities.

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First Nations Art 11/12

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Social Studies 10 (Tutorial)

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Social Media Marketing Workshop participants will explore concepts of market segmentation and target marketing in the context of social media. Strengthening relationships with existing customers and creating new ones will be developed during the creation of a social media marketing strategy.  Fee: $250.00 March 8, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Family Studies 12 Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 Foundations of Math 11 & 12 Geography 12 Graduation Transitions History 12 Law 12 PACE Musical Theatre 10-12 Physical Education 10 & 12 Physics 11 & 12 Planning 10 & 12

Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12 Science 10 Science & Technology 11 Social Justice 12 Social Studies 10 & 11 Studio Arts Drawing & Painting 10, 11 & 12 Work Experience 12A & 12B *Some courses require attendance once a week.

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalent Fee: $450 + textbook $100 The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm Jan 28 - Apr 22 May 6 - July 29

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology. Dates: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Feb 3 - June 2 Program Fees: $1100 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Text Books: Medical Terminology, A Short Course and The Administrative Medical Assistant Books $150 (Cost of texts may change) OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Mar 19 - June 2 Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Text Books: The Administrative Medical Assistant Book $100 (Cost of text may change) Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic

Medical Transcription Program available on-line soon!

Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting. This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours. • Introduction to Medical Transcription • Digital Medical Transcription • Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm T.B.A. Program Fees: $1870 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal) Program Prerequisites: • English 12 or equivalent • Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years) • Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation) • Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription Program Visit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002. Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Senior Educational Administrator and include a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

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Fast Forward to Graduation

Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and 3:30 - 7:30 pm All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

Classes start each month. WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate. Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning. Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes. The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

Did you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary education.

February 3 - June 26, 2014

Day & Evening Classroom Academic Schedule Mathematics Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10

Mon/Wed

8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

Tue/Thur

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tue/Thur

8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Mon/Wed

12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tue/Thur

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Science 10

Mon/Wed

10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12

Tue/Thur

8:45 – 11:30 am

Pre-Calculus 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Pre-Calculus 12 Sciences

First Nations Graduation Program The Graduation Program integrates First Nations culture into the curriculum. It prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation certificate. You will be involved in the community with the local First Nations artists, cultural instructors, community members, organizations and Elders.

Futures Programs, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply Accounting Learn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. Instructor: Dermott Crofton Fee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting Feb 8 - May 17, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Futures Program gives the students an opportunity to work as a cohort group. The teachers’ work to foster excellent foundational skills, social and personal growth.

Metchosin Technical Centre

If you are a student in the Sooke School District enroll in a Camosun course while you’re still in grade 12 and get a head start on your post secondary education. In collaboration with the Sooke School District, Camosun has waived prerequisites on selected first year courses. Tuition is free for Sooke School District students! Second Semester courses include English 151, Criminology 166, and Psychology 130. Contact your school counsellor for registration information.

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Do you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours. • 30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs) • Medical Office Assistant Procedures • Computerized Medical Billing (Osler) • Medical Keyboarding Adult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites: • English 12 or equivalent • Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Social Studies Electives

On-line and Paper Based Courses – call for an appointment 250-391-9002 Grades 10, 11, & 12 AP French Language 12 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11 *Art Foundations 11 & 12 Biology 11 & 12 *Business Information Management 12 Calculus 12 Chemistry 11 & 12 Communications 11 & 12 *Data Management 12 English 10, 11 & 12

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Social Media Marketing Workshop participants will explore concepts of market segmentation and target marketing in the context of social media. Strengthening relationships with existing customers and creating new ones will be developed during the creation of a social media marketing strategy.  Fee: $250.00 March 8, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Family Studies 12 Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 Foundations of Math 11 & 12 Geography 12 Graduation Transitions History 12 Law 12 PACE Musical Theatre 10-12 Physical Education 10 & 12 Physics 11 & 12 Planning 10 & 12

Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12 Science 10 Science & Technology 11 Social Justice 12 Social Studies 10 & 11 Studio Arts Drawing & Painting 10, 11 & 12 Work Experience 12A & 12B *Some courses require attendance once a week.

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalent Fee: $450 + textbook $100 The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm Jan 28 - Apr 22 May 6 - July 29

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology. Dates: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Feb 3 - June 2 Program Fees: $1100 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Text Books: Medical Terminology, A Short Course and The Administrative Medical Assistant Books $150 (Cost of texts may change) OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Mar 19 - June 2 Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Text Books: The Administrative Medical Assistant Book $100 (Cost of text may change) Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic

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Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting. This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours. • Introduction to Medical Transcription • Digital Medical Transcription • Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm T.B.A. Program Fees: $1870 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal) Program Prerequisites: • English 12 or equivalent • Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years) • Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation) • Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription Program Visit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002. Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Senior Educational Administrator and include a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

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Air Brakes Certification Learn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brakeequipped vehicle. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class. Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pm Jan 18 & 19 Feb 15 & 16 Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

This Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pm Jan 11 Feb 8 Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10 Jun 14

Traffic Control Person This course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Fee: $240 Location: WestShore Annex Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pm Jan 18 & 19 Feb 15 & 16 Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

OUR SPONSORS • Rona • YM/YWCA • Island Chefs Coalition • Moyer Creative Group • Millstream Market

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to all community members and organizations who have volunteered to help make WestShore Centre for Learning and Training programs successful.

Community Garden WestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

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for all grad and non-grad students and adults • To register call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor • Complete a personal learning plan • Textbook deposit may be required • GRADS: Free academic Grade 11 & 12. Some restrictions apply for graduates

DROP-IN FOR HELP Do you need assistance with homework and assignments? The Storefront Learning Support Room is located at 102-814 Goldstream Avenue (next to the main office) Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Residential Construction - a new careers focused program at Belmont for February 2014 Belmont has a new program called Residential Construction which will be offered full time second semester (February 3 to June 26, 2014) depending upon enrolment.  Residential Construction is open to Grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in learning carpentry fundamentals in preparation for entry into the trade. Students will receive up to 20 high school credits including Work Experience 12. This program will be based out of the Belmont Secondary School and will put theory into practice through construction of free standing structures such as garages, garden/ tool sheds, barns, concrete form work and models of certain framing details e.g. rafters and stairs. For more information and registration details please contact Nadine Nicholson in Belmont's Career Counselling Office at 250-478-5501 ext 353. or nnicholson@sd62.bc.ca 

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e sincerely hope everyone had a great holiday season and now, once again, it’s time for the Sooke Folk Music Society to begin a new year of great musical entertainment at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. For our first coffee house of the new year, on Saturday, January 18, we are very pleased to be presenting the Victoriabased group, Anjopa. Anjopa has been performing their own brand of original folk music since 2007. Hailing from Victoria, their songs encompass a broad spectrum of genres from Canadiana to Latin, from songs of the heart and spirit to social commentary and comedy. Anjopa is Andrew Godon on guitar and vocals, John Spooner on vocals, Paul Gatien on bass and vocals, Blair Mitchel on percussion and vocals and Craig Moddle on harmonica, mandolin and vocals. Andrew Godon began playing guitar during the folk music boom of the 60s and was soon playing in coffeehouses around the San Francisco Bay area. Circumstances led him to relocate to Canada in 1967 where he formed a band and began playing acid-rock music around Vancouver and Victoria. Other bands and other locales followed covering different genres from rock to top 40 from Winnipeg to Seattle. Now Andrew’s musical and physical journey has come full

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is thrilled whenever he can join them on stage. Please, do come out and support live music here in Sooke. As usual, it all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road, on Saturday, January 18. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature band Anjopa at 9. Contributed by Dave Gallant

disguise. It has given Blair Mitchel an eternal appreciation for music, but more importantly as a teen an avenue into something loud, the drums. Traveling took Blair to his ancestral home of Scotland. Having moved back to Canada Blair dusted off the old kit, brought it over to Victoria and soon after was playing with Anjopa. As a kid, with Craig Moddle, there was music around; radio, vinyl (records, remember them?), and of

course live. Church choir and family taught harmony, jamming and participating in various collaborations encouraged explorations into folk, blues, rock, and a general passion for playing. Originally from southern Ontario, Craig has spent the past 30 years working professionally in the entertainment industry, both onstage and off. So it is with great pleasure that Craig finds himself “blowing harp” with these talented gents and in return Anjopa

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Anjopa performs for the folk society this Saturday at Holy Trinity. circle, back to Victoria and back to folk music. Born in Blind River, Ontario, John Spooner grew up singing harmony with his mother while he helped her do the dishes during the early 1940’s. Spooner tries to write “Canadiana” as much as possible but other genres of folk and country have a way of slipping through. He also performs with Easy Folk Trio. Paul Gatien is a Victoria-based Yukoner who has been playing guitar and writing songs for the past 30 years. When not playing music Gatien keeps himself busy with other music or entertainment related projects such as live sound mixing for concerts, managing international concert tours, installing professional audio systems and trying to keep up with the housecleaning. Forced at ruler point to play piano from a young age was, as they say, a blessing in

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Computers for Adult Beginners Foodsafe: Basic Suicide Risk & Assessment National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

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Ballroom Dancing Being There: A Changeways Guide to Assertiveness Spanish for Beginners Mom & Baby Sign Language Basic Sign Language

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to higher density, but they don’t offset that with the benefits to residents of proximity to services and reduced costs of maintaining streets and utilities. (Recall NIMBYs in Sooke objecting to the notion of locating businesses adjacent to an elderly residence.) As for subsidizing government capital projects, that facilitates poorly designed grandiose buildings. In general politicians like to subsidize charity, whereas private charity is plentiful and given on merit. Today, politicians are manipulating people by forcing property owners to pay for subsidizing residential accommodation as some people are struggling financially. That is improper and inefficient. A key reason for high accommodation prices is government getting in the way of building accommodation. Local fiefdoms and the CRD have a small version of the entrenched housing authorities that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher worked against – she believed in people not bureaucracies, and had the guts to do something meaningful. Fortunately there is slow movement here to getting out of the way of secondary suites and alley homes. But resistance was exemplified by the Saanich councillor who objected to the word “legalizing” in one area as that would imply the reality that suites would still be illegal outside of the trial area – she illustrated the evasion of reality that voters choose in electing people like her. With municipal ele-

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the winning snowman tree from sooke Montessori, above.the Festival of trees held at seAPArC this year boosts another successful year of giving. the seasonal 2013 trees raised just over $2,800 for the Children’s Hospital. tions less than a year away, voters should foster then elect officials who will think rationally for human life, and reject control freaks. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Say ‘no’ to pipelines Co2 comes naturally but when you add to it, by burning oil, coal and natural gas it causes a lot of problems. The oceans, for one, are becoming acidic from it and the krill, a small shrimp the whales feed on, are dying. We have to stop adding to it and set an example. So, why is our Premier Christy Clark going

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are Not renewable when they are gone, they are gone. Just think if there was no oil, where would we be? We have nothing to replace oil on the big scale. I worry what we are leaving our children. On the east coast we import oil, now we are going to sell it on the west coast. The left hand doesn’t seem to know what the right hand is doing. Send it east not to China. The Chinese say they have more oil under the China Sea than all of Canada. They will use our’s first. The oil fields in Alberta have been mostly sold to the Chinese, why? What part of “no” doesn’t the government understand? Please write letters to the government, if we don’t then we can blame no one but ourselves. We don’t want an oil pipeline to Kitimat or a gas pipeline. The scientists say that if one of these ships caught fire it could clear an area for miles where it blew up. They say it’s for jobs and money, well at what price? Gordon Wille Stewart Sooke

Capital Regional District Notice of meeting

Land Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Date: Time: Place:

January 21, 2014 7:00pm Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC

1. Agricultural Land Commission Application to Subdivide Land within the Agricultural Land Reserve a) ALR-01-13 - That Part of Section 34, Otter District Shown Outlined in Red on Plan Deposited Under DD 17655, Except That Part on Plan 459-R and 39411 (Richardson & Hanslip - 4164 and 4188 Otter Point Road) 2. Proposed Bylaw Amendments a) Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations 3. Rezoning Applications a) Z-02-12 - Lot B, District Lot 17, Renfrew District, Plan VIP88597 and that part of District Lot 17, Renfrew District shown outlined in red on Plan 347R (Three Point Properties (2006) Ltd. & 0932694 BC Ltd. – Baird Road) b) Z-02-13 - Strata Lot 14, Section 16, Otter District, Plan VIS7096 (Specialty Medijuana Products Ltd. – 6-7450 Butler Road) c) Z-03-13 - Lot 3, Section 16, Otter District, Plan 1959 (Purdy & Vowles – 3384 Otter Point Road) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation. Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon January 21, 2014 by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after January 16, 2014 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/ committeedocuments/juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our office at 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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

Upcoming Public Meetings Land Use and Environment Committee Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room: - Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Arts and Beautification - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca WHAT’S NEW AT THE DISTRICTCHECK IT OUT! At www.sooke.ca

Sooke Community Orange Bottle Program Launch A new tool for emergency preparedness -

THE ORANGE BOTILE PROJECTwill be coming to Sooke & area this January. The project provides an orange medication bottle and a personal medical information form for each member of the family. There is space for a list of medications, medical conditions, allergies, with contact information for physician, family, neighbours and friends. There is even space for the family pet- the oft-neglected individual during a human emergency. This valuable information is to be stored in the bottle and kept inside the fridge door shelf. An orange bottle magnet is included for outside the fridge door to notify first responders and paramedics that you are participating in this potentially lifesaving program. Often in an emergency, it is very difficult for a person in crisisor their family- to supply crucial information. The Orange Bottle information can assist paramedics to assess the situation and needs of the person in distress much more quickly. The form must be updated each time medical conditions or medications change to remain helpful. Needless to say, this update remains the responsibility of the individual. The program can be successful ONLY with accurate information. The idea of this campaign originally came from The Victorian Order of Nurses who have a program called Vial of Life; the name belongs to them. The Vernon branch of B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization (also known as Old Age Pensioners Organization) renamed the program the Orange Bottle Program with great success and it is spreading across the province at many branches. Sooke Branch #88 became a member of the B.C. O.A.P. Organization in March 1964; so it seemed like a good 50th birthday project for the local branch to take on. The Sooke Fire~ Rescue folks were consulted and became involved. The two local pharmacies generously offered to sponsor the program, supplying the orange bottles and space to make the package available. The SECHS board for Ayre Manor have been generous with paperwork and space for meetings. Branch #88 members will fill packages & help with distribution. This program is for everyone- not just seniors- and Branch #88 will welcome new volunteer helpers of all ages along with new members (age 50 or better!). This exciting program will be presented with individual ORANGE BOTTLE packages available at the next meeting of Sooke Branch #88 on January 21, 2014 @llAM in the downstairs Dining Room, Sooke Community Hall. Please plan to attend. Pick up your important ORANGE BOTTLE package. The Sooke Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Kitchen staff will be offering us a delicious but inexpensive lunch. Contact Carol Mallett email cbmallett@shaw.ca


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QUALITY ASSURANCE Course for Health Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commercial Marijuana Program. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: www.greenlineacademy.com or 1-855-860-8611 or 250870-1882

TIRED OF The same old Hollywood Schlock? Rent Awareness Film Night documentaries $3, Video To Go.#11406660 Sooke Rd.

DEATHS

DEATHS

Roger Josef Desrosiers February 5, 1925 to December 28, 2013

Beloved husband of Sonia, brother of Lucille and father of Ashley, Nancy and Richard. There will be a celebration of life at the Sooke Legion, January 19th, starting at 1, for anyone who would like to pay their respects. MATTHEW DAVID HUSZAR JULY 27, 1986 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DECEMBER 17, 2011

It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our beloved son and brother, Matthew David Huszar, was found deceased in Vancouver BC, over 2 years after his disappearance on December 16, 2011. Matthew was born and raised in Lethbridge AB, graduated from Catholic Central High School and continued on to graduate with an honours degree in geology from the University of British Columbia. At the time of his disappearance, he was working as a geologist with Pretium Resources Inc. in Vancouver. Matthew was a free spirit and adventurer with a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed his time working in gold exploration in the far north as well as exploring the beaches and mountains of coastal BC. He had a passion for many outdoor pursuits including skiing, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, biking and sailing. He was in the process of restoring a 49 foot sailboat with a dream of sailing around the world. He always seized new adventures and made them his own. Matthew will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was very committed to his family and friends and leaves this world a better place for having enriched all our lives. You left us much too soon but you will live on in our hearts forever. He is survived by his parents, Rod and Danny Huszar of Shirley BC , his sister, Sarah, of Harleysville PA and his sister, Rachael, of Victoria BC, as well as his grandparents, Simon Huszar and Gus and Donna Virkutis and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends A private cremation will be held. We invite friends to join us in a Celebration of Life memorial and beach ceremony on January 18th at 1PM, at the Craidelonna Lodge in Shirley, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;say not in grief â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;he is no moreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but live in thankfulness that he wasâ&#x20AC;?

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INFORMATION

LOST AND FOUND

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

DID YOU KNOW? BBB provides complaint resolution services for all businesses and their customers. Look for the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory

FOUND: Earbuds in case. Evergreen parking lot, Jan.7th. Claim @ Sooke News Mirror

LEARN FROM home. Earn from home. Huge is a demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Start your online learning today with CanScribe Career College. www.canscribe.com 1.800.466.1535 or email us at: info@canscribe.com.

WILL-CHER HOME CARE Health Care, part time, $16/hr. Support individual with developmental and physical challenges in their home and in the community. Includes total personal care, meal prep and light housekeeping, driving individual to appointments supporting during activities and social outings. Three days a week. Qualifications: Female registered care aid with current CPR and 1st aid. Criminal record check, clean drivers abstract, enjoy outdoor activities, energetic and flexible schedule. Apply email cplaxton@live.com

SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215.

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ sh@blackpress.ca CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661. TURN YOUR REFUND into a Donation to the Sooke Food Bank at the Sooke Bottle Depot. Also accepting cash and non perishable food items.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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 February 1st, 2014 on the premises to cover costs incurred. Only CASH accepted. *Tyler Williams - 1990 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Red Ford Mustang

Experienced Seamstress/Tailor needed. Reply to: infor@sookelaundry.ca

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 12TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17, 18 and 19 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

HELP WANTED

COUNSELLOR TRAINING online, register before January 15 online at: www.college mhc.com, Mental Health Counsellor Certificate/Diploma, Recognized. Available: Supervision, Membership, Insurance, Employment/Placement Assistance, Client Referrals. General Manager for Pacific Playgrounds in Black Creek. Basic knowledge of accounting and computers needed. Responsibilities include: Personnel management, resort improvements, marketing and managing annual operations. Previous property management and/or hospitality industry experience preferred. Send resume to: careers.trinational@gmail.com

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

REQUIRES Carriers for Wednesday & Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maple Avenue Available Now! CALL ROD 250-642-5752 (List was lost in ďŹ re Please reapply) THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities WILL-CHER HOME CARE Health Care, part time, $16/hr. Support individual with developmental and physical challenges in their home and in the community. Includes total personal care, meal prep and light housekeeping, driving individual to appointments supporting during activities and social outings. Three days a week. Qualifications: Female registered care aid with current CPR and 1st aid. Criminal record check, clean drivers abstract, enjoy outdoor activities, energetic and flexible schedule. Apply email cplaxton@live.com

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MEDICAL/DENTAL Registered Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses to support our Pediatric/Adolescent clients for home care in the Victoria/Duncan areas. Pediatric experience is an asset. We do offer client specific training and support as required. If you are an RN and enjoy working with children, we would love to hear from you. Employee BeneďŹ t Package available. Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby ofďŹ ce: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

VOLUNTEERS MEALS ON WHEELS are in need of drivers. Our drivers work 2 days a month for one hour periods. A great many of our drivers have driven south for the winter. Please Help. Call Alma 250-642-2184

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EAR Basic & Post Basic

Do y you enjoy working with children? Early Childhood Educators not only teach childr children, they aim to help children devel develop good habits in learning and in life. Career Opportunities: Preschools O Strong Start Facilitators O Group Child Care Cruise Ships and Resorts O Supported Child Development

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

BUSINESS SERVICES

PAINTING

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

HOMES FOR RENT

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

AUTO FINANCING

AVAILABLE FEB 1st. Sooke 3 bed, 1 bath rancher w/office/den in family orientated sub-division, close to bus routes and town core. Non smokers please. $1300/mo + utilities. 250-642-5751

SUNRISE STE, private balcony quiet shared home. $625,util inc/sat opt.250-6422527

SOOKE 3 BR rancher on acreage, 2 full baths, 7 appl., heat efficient/pump, $1400, n/s, refs. Avail. Feb. 1. 250642-2015

2 BED, 1 Bath, W/D, F/S, utilities included, $900/mo. Avail Now. N/S. Pets considered. 250-818-0933

TWO BEDROOM HOUSE $950/m. F/S, D/W, Shed, garden. Sassenos area, 250-642-5119 pro509321@yahoo.ca

LARGE ABOVE ground bright, quiet 1 bedroom suite with lots of windows. The suite also has separate entrance, own patio and fenced in back yard. Located in Colwood close to malls, schools and on BC Transit bus route. Small pets allowed, utilities included (heat, hydro, garbage, shared laundry). N/S, please have references available. Please feel free to call or email to arrange a time to view.. great suite, now just need a great tenant to go with it!!! princesshotrod@hotmail.com 778-433-2056

MUSIC LESSONS

DAN KITEL

With Katrina, Gary or Matt at Kemp Lake Music Cafe

Painting

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All Ages All Levels

Specializing in heritage homes

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ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

ESTHETIC SERVICES

AFFORDABLE ROOFING

*New Construction *Reroofs

*Repairs

Call Deano

CLEANING SERVICES

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HI! NEED help cleaning your house. Call Me! 250-478-8940

WELDING

COMPUTER SERVICES

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WELDING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Mobile Units +++ Steel Sales

DRYWALL

250-642-0666 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE GARAGE SALES 6904 CHARVAL Place. Jan 25, 9am-3pm.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HAULING AND SALVAGE

ANNACIS ISLAND Pawnbrokers open â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for Jewellery, Computers, Smartphones, Games, Tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. annacis islandpawnbrokers.com DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

Ed & Faye 250-642-2398

MUSTANG WINTER green petite size long jacket and bib pants (never used) $499. 2 VW/ Audi mountain bike holders $100. ea. Car brochure & magazines 1950s & 1960s, Edsel, Ford and Datsun ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manuals. (778)426-2835.

Cheap disposal of furniture, appliances, junk and what have you? U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS BRADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME CARE Quality with competitive prices for all your home needs. *Installation and repairs of decks, fences *Minor plumbing and electric Ticketed in municipal water, sewer w/exp in carpentry & an eye for curb appeal. Senior & new referral discount. One call does it all. 778-679-4724

MOVING & STORAGE DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Estâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

NEW DARK brown leather sofa, $300. Good Condition, recliner $50. 250-642-6934 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or find us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big year end clear out!â&#x20AC;? 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x52â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot, finished deck & shed in new cond. Reduced to $117,900. obo. Owner willing to look at financing. Call (306)290-8764.

RENTALS

RECREATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

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1 Bdrm Suites in Sooke

From $675 per mo Refs required.

To view call 250-642-1900 COTTAGES

METCHOSIN- 1 bdrm cottage. $750./mo includes cable, W/D. Utils not included. NS/NP. Available now. Call (250)4788438. SMALL CABIN, suitable for 1 person. On Sooke Basin. Available Feb.1st. 250-6425731

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING 250.388.3535

Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

ROOMS FOR RENT

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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SAANICH WEST- 1246 Hastings St, 3 bdrm Rancher, 2 garage, dining/living/family rooms, 2 bath (ensuite), F/P, appls incld, new roof. Walking distance to Interurban campus. Reduced price, $460,000. Call 250-477-4600.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Family Owned & Operated OfďŹ ce: 250-642-5598 â&#x20AC;˘ Cell: 250-361-8136 www.clarkshomerenovations.ca neilnbev@shaw.ca

Service & Installations

Renovations

Tubs, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks

RooďŹ ng, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks

BC Business License - City Licence - WCB - Liability Insurance Fall Arrest Training & Equipment

Free Estimates

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Wide range of fabrics, CBM Products & more Contact Phyllis For a Free in home Consultation Contact Phyllis 250-642-2937 250-642-2937 plysionek@shaw.ca plysionek@shaw.ca

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3 BDRM. Nice neighbourhood, new lino, and paint, awesome deck off kitchen. $1200/m inclds utils. Shared garage & laundry. 250-642-3478 CHURCH RD, 3 BR, 1/3 acre, Lg garage, N/S, Cat okay, Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $1200 +. 250-642-6225

SHAMROCK HOUSE has a suite available for Senior, Feb. 1. See us on line seniorsinsooke.com or call 250-642-6009

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

SUITES, UPPER

FURNISHED ROOM, all utils incld. Avail Immed, $500. 250888-3176

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SOOKE MOVING AND STORAGE Heated indoor storage, self contained, various sizes, 24 hr. security. outdoor storage available. Public access 9-5pm. Mon.- Sat. 2018 Idlemore Rd. 250- 642-6577

SUITES, LOWER

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Your 2014 Board of Directors

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting on December 17th, with Mayor Wendal Milne presiding over the swearing-in ceremony of the new 2014 Board of Directors. Right to left is: Mayor Wendal Milne, President Michael Nyikes, Past President Randy Welters, Krista Moffett, Terry Cristall, Sean Dyble, Travis Butler, Danielle Renaud, Jeannette Wilford, Thom Klos (absent). Please visit the Chamber website at www.sookeregionchamber.com for the new Board of Director’s bios.

Time to express gratitude for small business

Show your gratItude to small business and help them survive in the community. 1. Compliment business owners and their staff out loud. Everyone appreciates genuine compliments. 2. Be mindful about how you pay for purchases credit cards are

convenient but they can be very costly for business owners to accept. Fees to process sales range from 1.7 per cent to 3.0 per cent. Pay by cash or debit where possible. 3. Never use a small business as a show room. Several small business owners have

told me about “customers” who come in to look at merchandise and ask questions and then order online to find cheaper prices. Small businesses don’t exist to decorate your communities. If small businesses survive so does the community.

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GIVE AWAY WINNERS

Popcorn Maker Dec. 12

Kim Poirier

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS

Movie Pass

Dec. 13

Adele Gibbs

Dec. 12

Sharlene Gwillim

Snowboard

Dec. 14

Shelly Rice

Dec. 13

Doreen Wrede

Headphones

Dec. 15

Tom Bligh

Dec. 14 Dave Singh

Magic Bullet

Dec. 16

Karen Brooks

Dec. 15

Tassimo System Dec. 17

Jodie Lacombe

Dec. 16 Jared Pleasants

Food Processor Dec. 18

Jode Lucas

Dec. 17

Snowboard

Dec. 19

Zandra Randall

Dec. 18 Michelle Poirier

Compressor

Dec. 20

Wendy Nelson

Dec. 19 Anne Cox

Spa Gift Card Dec. 21

Marlene Hack

Dec. 20 Helen Coxon

Rice Cooker

Dec. 22

Marlene Hull

Dec. 21

iPad Air 16G

Dec. 23

Candace Whitten

Dec. 22 Rose Robinson

Ceri White Heidi Young

Gladys Engebretson

Dec. 23 Mary Errie

Community

Calendar Thurs Jan 16

Fri Jan 17

Sat Jan 18

Sun Jan 19

Mon Jan 20

Tues Jan 21

Wed Jan 22

ADULT WALKING GROUP

VITAL VITTLES

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

PARENT & TOT DROP-IN

BABY TALK 2013

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP

SEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000. PUBLIC ADVISORY PANEL Economic Development. 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Info 250-642-1634. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage 7 p.m.

Free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 Meat draw 3 p.m. p.m. Holy Trinity Church. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

Steak Night, 6 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m.

Lo ok ing back on M ich el De sroche r in 1994

Spotted online “My 2014 resolution is for everyone else to gain the 50 pounds I refuse to lose.”

Sunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. 10K TRAINING CLINIC

Times Colonist 10K training clinic begins at SEAPARC. Registration required. 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.

Directory: Where to find what

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

SHOPPERS 250-642-5229

DRUG MART

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

Baptist Church: 7110 W Coast Rd Child, Youth & Family Centre (Formerly known as CASA): 2145 Townsend Rd Family Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke Rd Holy Trinity Church: 1952 Murray Rd Knox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church Rd Legion #54: 6726 Eustace Rd Library: 2065 Anna Marie Rd Prestige Hotel: 6929 West Coast Rd SEAPARC: 2168 Phillips Rd Sooke Harbour House: 1528 Whiffin Spit Rd Village Foods. Smack downtown, you can’t miss it Zenwest Meditation: 4970 Naigle Rd

Your Changing Family: Relationships after baby. Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m.

Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info. FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke 10 a.m. Sooke Library. 3-5 years old. Registration Library. All ages, no required. 250-642-3022. registration required. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION ADULT WALKING GROUP Ladies Darts 12 noon. SEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. 250-642-8000. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Volunteer at Sunriver YOUTH CLINIC Community Garden. Ages 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. 1-4(ish) p.m. Family Medical Clinic. KNITTING CIRCLE

TOASTMASTERS Sooke Library, 6:30–8:00 Upstairs at Village Foods, pm. Free, all levels. Drop- 7 p.m. For info 642-7520. in. 250-642-3022. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

Pool League 7 p.m.


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

Sooke’s Midget C1’s take a bronze

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On Saturday afternoon at SEAPARC, Sooke’s Midget C1 played against Saanich C4 (pictured here). In the Saanich Tournament played on January 1 and 2, according to the results posted on the Sooke Minor Hockey’s website, the Midget C1’s played exceptionally well. The team won five out of six games. After three hard fought periods, overtime and a shootout, the Sooke players clenched a 3-2 victory to win bronze medals. Playing this weekend on Saturday January 11, the Midgets were defeated by one goal, with a final score of Saanich C4 3 and Sooke 2. On Sunday, the Midgets saw a better outcome, beating Saanich C3 8 to 2.

2014 Pioneer 8K Race Report

The first race of the eight-race Vancouver Island Race Series, the 35th Annual Prairie Inn Harriers 8K, was held Sunday Jan, 12 under ideal race conditions: cloudy, calm and cool. There were 625 racers taking on the rolling Central Saanich course. Of the 625 runners, there were 239 that were in 50+ age groups. The Sooke and Trail Road Runners (STARR)

had 14 runners covering 11 age categories and captured three medals and three ribbons. Leading the STARRs in his first Island Series race and our youngest member was Matthew Thomson (M0114). Thomson crossed the mat in a fast 30:35 and was first in a field of nine and 59th OA. He was also only three seconds behind the top

junior (M01-19). Thomson was also the fastest STARR in the 100M sprint with a 21st OA finish and also first in his age group. He was definitely a golden STARR today. A well earned congratulations. Our first female in was our latest STARR Amanda Johnston (F3539). Johnson was in with a strong 32:40 and was seventh in a field of 27 and 104 OA. Another one of our new STARRs was Keven Jolicoeur (35-39). Jolicoeur came in with a 34:52 and was 12 in a field of 28 and 154th

OA. He was 26th in the 100M sprint and third in his age group. Hot on his heels was Tory Van Ek (F45-49). She hit the mat with a 35:14 and was third in a large field of 32 and 174th overall. Close by was her training partner Mark Ziegler (M60-64). Ziegler was in with a 35:17 and was fifth in another large field of 25 senior runners. Our next STARR in was Claude LaForce (M50-54). He was in with a 38:14 and 22 in another large field of 41 men. Then came Jackie

Eddy (F60-64). She was in with a time of 38:42 and third in a field 16 and 285th OA. Our STARR Island Race Series Ironman Bruce Hawkes (M7074) also raced. Hawkes came in with a time of 41:50 and was fifth in a field 14 and 383rd OA. Runner Ryan Adams (25-29) came in with a 42:01 time and placed 21 in a field of 22. Alongside him was Sarah-Mae Adams (F2529), who clocked in at 42:02 and was 16th in a field 31 and 391st OA. Maggie Curtis (F40-44) crossed the mat with a time of 44:29 and was

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26 in a large field of 43, and 445th overall. Tom Burgess (M7074) ran with in 45:29 and was 11 in his category, and 474th OA. Close by was Charmaine Munroe (F4549). She came in with a 45:31 and was 25 and 475th OA. Closing out our STARR field was Vince Trahan (M65-69). He came in with a 47:24 and was 19th in a field of 24 and 504th OA. STARR is presently in ninth place in team standings. The overall winner was Geoff Martinson (M25-29) in a blister-

ing time of 23:41. The female winner was Erin Barrett (F30-34) from Nanaimo’s Bastion Running Club in a time of 27:13 and 18th overall (OA). The top Male Master was 2012 winner PIH Jim Finlayson with a 25:17 and 6th OA. The Female Master was PIH Lucy Smith (F45-49) in a time of 28:27 and 28th OA. Congratulations to all our new STARR’s and our STARR veterans for a great race. Our next race is the Cobble Hill 10K in 2 weeks. Submitted by Vince Trahan

Red Cross Babysitters Course Sunday January 26th 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Minimum age: 11 years Cost: $55

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Bantam Girls try out for High Performance BC-wide competition is for players who want to advance to the 2014 BC Winter Games (held this year between February 19 and 23 in Mission BC). Program testing focusses on both on-ice and off-ice components. On-ice looks at individual and team tactics; off-ice training and explores proper warm up and cool down techniques, nutrition for high performance athletes, strength and conditioning, mental preparation and fitness testing. According to the BCHockey. net website, the Female High Performance program “is incredibly important as a goal for gifted female athletes that do not yet have the opportunities of Junior and professional hockey that the males do.” Submitted by Melanie Dube, with notes from bchockey.net Melan Dube photo

From back to front: Morgan Couture, Rory Wood, Victoria Sutherland and Jennifer Simonis.

THIS JUST IN On January 4 and 5, in Nanaimo, four of our house Bantam girls hockey players went to do the try-out for the U16 girls team. During that weekend, 60 of the most talented players on the island, got together for a very hard and intensive training,and at the end, 20 of them are selected to make a team to play at the “Winter Games” in February. Morgan Couture, Victoria Sutherland, Rory Wood and Jennifer Simonis went there. They had to do a “fitness” evaluation, skills evaluation and game play is well. “It was very hard, and tough... but it is a very great experience to be able to play with very good hockey players,” recall Morgan Couture. At the last day, the coaching team met with each one of them, to let them know if they did make the team, and if not, what they should work on. Unfortunately, none of the Sooke’s Bantam players made the final cut, but it was very nice to see that Sooke was well represented by some very talented players, who weren’t afraid of the competition. This High Performance Program is designed to nurture the skills of BC’s hockey talent. This annual

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ON Tuesday, January 7, the EMCS senior boys’ basketball team, the Wolverines, faced Victoria High, and came out with a win, 65 to 60. EMCS Points were earned by the following players: Quinn Yates (#11) 31 pts Jonah Phillip (#20) 9pts

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Scott Dickie (#33) 6 pts Lucas Blanchford (#16) 6 pts Fraser Campbell (#13) 4 pts Charlie Richardson (#18) 3 pts Sean Mckenzie (#8) 2 pts Taylor Sulzen (#12) 2 pts Brandon Willson (#21) 2 pts

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Pope Francis: Understanding the Stunning "With his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. "But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergolio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions--on which this book casts new light. "Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergolio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he reemerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor--and became Bishop of the Slums...."* Paul Vallely's recent book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, traces the events that produced this transformation. When asked by an interviewer, "Who is Jorge Bergolio?" Francis replied "He is a sinner." This was not a simple pious answer; the book reveals the depth and poignancy behind the reply. And at the same time it establishes the radical honesty and thorough commitment of Pope Francis to the core Christian message of the inalienable yet vulnerable dignity of every human being. Well worth the read, in spite of some editing errors due to an evident rush to publication. Currently sold out at the publisher and many book stores, it is available in hard copy from some online sources, and as an e-book (at Apple Store and amazon.com, but not __.ca). * from back cover, Paul Vallely, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2013. hoLy tRinity Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 holY CoMMUNIoN SERVICE: Sunday 10am EVENINg PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Howard Jacques www.holytrinitysookebc.org

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Reader’s Photo of the Week Sooke News Mirror reader John Jodoin sent us this photo of Whiffin Spit. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud. We welcome your submissions. Send your good quality jpeg photos to: editor@ sookenewsmirror.com.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, though you are eager to plow through your to-do list, certain plans may have to be postponed due to circumstances beyond your control. Go with the flow.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, respect a loved one’s decision to keep a certain matter private. There’s not much you can do other than offer your support and respect.

TAURUS- Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, uncover the source of a disagreement with a friend and try to come to a resolution before the disagreement escalates. Handling things promptly will pay off.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, carefully schedule your time this week. You cannot afford to get behind in work or miss any important appointments. Stay focused and leave some time free for the unexpected.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, attention to detail this week will prevent delays down the road. Keep this mind when tending to personal as well as professional matters.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you are drawn to creative endeavors these days and have less patience for tasks that are not nearly as fun. Find a healthy balance between the two.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/ Nov 22 Scorpio, expect to serve as a mediator for your loved ones this week. The issue that arises is relatively small, but your calm demeanor and cool head will be needed. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may be floundering a little in the romance department this week. Stick to what your intuition is telling you, and you will come out just fine. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/ Jan 20 Capricorn, you are focused on your work, but distractions beyond your control figure to prove frustrating. Try to remain as patient as possible, and everything will work itself out.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/ Feb 18 Aquarius, take a breather and stop to give some careful thought to your recent experiences and your expectations going forward. You will benefit from this reflection in the long run. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, expect some valuable insight on your future to arrive in the next few days. It won’t be difficult to set plans in motion. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JAN 19: Shawn Johnson, Gymnast (22) JAN 20: Paul Stanley, Singer (62) JAN 21: Jerry Trainor, Actor (37) JAN 22: Steve Perry, Singer (65) JAN 23: Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Actress (40) JAN 24: Ed Helms, Comedic actor (40) JAN 25: Xavi, Athlete (34)

Come celebrate the 255th birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet with us. In support of the Sooke Pipes & Drums. Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 Doors open at 17 00 Dinner at 18 00 For a mere $35 you’ll get a roast beef and haggis dinner along with some great entertainment. You will also be thrilled by the live auction and the less action-packed silent auction. Short Mat SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK donate non-perishable food items Bowling 1:00 Euchre 6:30 TUESDAYS Pool League 7:00 WEDNESDAYS Dominos 10:00 EVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00 PM Ladies Darts 12 noon N Shuffleboard 6:30 HAMBURGERS & THURSDAYS Cribbage 7:00 HOT DOGS AVAILABLE FRIDAYS Short Mat Bowling 1:00 SUNDAY BREAKFAST BRUNCH 9AM - 12:30PM $5 CHILDREN WELCOME SUNDAYS MONDAYS

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