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Setting the record straight on fire insurance rate increases in Sooke Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

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The media has recently exploded with rumours of increased expenses for residents here in Sooke. “Shortage of firefighters could double cost of Sooke home insurance” screams one Island headliner. “Fire insurance rates could be going up over shortage of volunteer firefighters,” shouts a national. Let’s address the rumoured free-fall drop in Sooke’s residential grade. First, the impact of this grade adjustment will not affect all dwellings in Sooke, as some recent news coverage suggests. “The perception is that it applies to all of Sooke, and it’s not that. It only applies to eight kilometres out, and that starts at about the 5200 block of Sooke Road,” clarifies Milne. That’s from Cooper’s Cove to about the 17 Mile House. “Everyone else is within the eight kilometre radius of the main fire hall.” Further, in a news release issued by the District of Sooke on January 9, 2014, the District will be “sending letters to all property owners that may be affected by this change in fire rating status.” If you haven’t heard from them, it probably doesn’t affect you. If you think you may have been overlooked, give them a call at (250) 6421634. Second, the grade shift is ten-

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tative and will not influence any insurance providers for a while. The grade is a set using a Dwelling Protection Grade (DPG) formula, which comes from the Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS, fireunderwriters.ca). There are five grades in the DPG, one being the highest (staffed, protected) and five being the lowest (unprotected). According to Sooke’s fire chief Steve Sorensen, Sooke falls under Grade 3 (volunteer, protected — 3A — and volunteer, semi-protected — 3B). The primary difference between and A and B is whether or not a dwelling is within 300 metres of a recognized fire hydrant. A bird’s eye view of Sooke’s fire protection services includes the main fire hall on Otter Point, (Fire Station 1), the satellite station on Goodridge, (Fire Station 2), and a muster station (Sunriver). A fire station covers a maximum recognized road distance perimeter of 8km, and a satellite station extends that coverage. A muster station enhances response time. The matter at hand — that which can affect the DPG for residences outside of the eight kilometre travel range of Fire Station 1— is the number of fire fighters available at Fire Station 2, the satellite station. According to correspondence from Michael King, a Public Fire Protection Specialist from FUS, “If the roster at Fire Station 2 cannot be maintained above the

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minimum requirements for fire insurance grading recognition, Fire Station 2 will no longer have a recognized response level and a Dwelling Protection Grade 5 (unprotected) would apply.” The main minimum requirement stipulated by FUS is the number of available fire fighters. “An absolute minimum roster strength of 10 members is required.” As explained in the previously mentioned news release, this grade change will not happen right away: “Fire Underwriters Survey has given the District of Sooke a one year grace period to come up with a long term solution to the staffing problem.” Keep in mind that not all insurers use the FUS grading system. As Fire Chief Steve Sorensen explains it, once the base insurance rate is set, “most insurance companies will give you a discount based on the level of protection you had. … That varies by insurance company,” he continued. Eventually, if the number of qualified volunteers does not hit the minimum of 10 within a year and depending on your insurance provider, the value and condition of your home, and where you are geographically located in Sooke, your insurance cost might rise. Somewhat. Third, the increase will not be as drastic as suggested. The increase that Sorensen

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CounCil Briefs

Up Sooke Drivers neeDeD Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers for Monday, Wednesday or Friday IF you can spare a few hours per month, Meals on Wheels could use you. Meals on Wheels provides healthy home-cooked meals to seniors and those who are house-bound. IF you can assist, call alma at 250-6422184.

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sooke artIst lIsa riehl has an exhibition of her recent works at the eclectic Gallery on oak Bay avenue in Victoria. rIehl Is lIsted as one of three women to watch, and the gallery states, “lisa riehl fragments the image into points of light.”

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tWo roBBIe Burns events celebrating scotland’s famed bard are taking place this weekend. the robbie Burns dinner at the legion takes place on sunday, and the celtic concert on saturday in shirley.

Thumbs Up to all those people who happily answer our weekly question of the week.

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a gaggle of unordinary geese This greater white-fronted goose, along with its gaggle, was spotted on the grounds of Ayre Manor on Monday, January 20. According to AllAboutBirds. org, they have one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world. They breed across the tundra, from nunavut to siberia, across russian and in Greenland, and now, at Ayre Manor.

Items on the agenda from the January 13 council meeting: It was recommended that Development and Variance Permit Amendments as well as Shared Easements for properties owned by Prestige Hotel and the District of Sooke go to the Committee of the Whole for discussion prior to coming before council. The permits were for the purpose of amending the design of the public boat launch, amending the heights of the Prestige Hotel as well as amending the required parking spaces from 101 to 95 space for the hotel and from 19 to 29 spaces for truck/trailer park-

ing spaces. The shared easement between the district and the hotel needs to be approved and registered at the Victoria Land Titles Office. The District of Sooke will write a letter to the Vancouver Island Regional Library indicating that the district would like them to pursue the Request for Proposal approach to obtaining a site for a new library which would also contain a seniors/youth centre space. The mayor is authorized to bring forward a request to the CRD board when required for the necessary borrowing model for a new library for Sooke. The

district does not have any pieces of property which would be appropriate for a library. The approach of issuing a RFP is the preferred choice of the district and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Direct Mike Hicks supports this approach. Councillor Kerrie Reay is appointed to the Land Use and Environment. Coun. Herb Haldane resigned as did Adrian Cownden. The district is now seeking a public volunteer member for that committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide recommendations to council regarding matters related to planning, zoning and affordable housing.

now who are looking for a career in the fire fighting service, and if they can get some volunteer time, it looks really good on their resume. So it’s a stepping stone to a job.” Sorensen suggested the biggest motivator was that “you’re part of a very close-knit group that’s very supportive of each other. It’s almost as if you’re building another family.” The training is an incentive. Volunteers

receive skills training in fire and rescue procedures, including First Aid and CPR. There’s also the possibility of enhancing your driver’s license to a professional driver status with air brake endorsement. The rewards are tremendous too. There are perks associated with becoming a part of the fire fighting community, and include a number of social events and activities that extend to spouses and children.

Life insurance is also provided. The biggest reward, finds Sorensen, comes from the biggest gift one can give. “It is pretty awesome when someone walks into the fire hall to say thank you for saving their life.” For information on becoming a volunteer fire fighter, you can visit the Sooke.ca website. Or, call the district, at (250) 642-1634.

Fire insurance rate hikes unlikely in sooke Cont’d from page 1 provided in other reports was hypothetical, he said, looking at one house (his) going from a protected (3A) to an unprotected (5). It also assumed a certain home value and a specific insurance provider. The story seems to have gotten completely out of hand. “I was the guy who did the final authorization,” added mayor Milne. “The buck stops with me. … If I created any unnecessary concern amongst citizens, I apologize for that.” Hopefully, with this clarification from Milne, Sorensen and FUS, some of that fog has lifted. For a full forecast of sun, what is really needed are some new volunteers. “Our hope through all of this is that we can pick up a small group of people that might be available,” said Sorensen. “If we can

pick up a small contingent more, then we can show Fire Underwriter, ‘Look, we now have four people who will show up day time, night time, any time.’ “ Since the initial FUS feedback, three new recruits have already signed up. “We’ve filled the number void,” said Sorenson, “We just now have to try and find some daytime people. I would like to have 15 guys, not 11.” His ultimate objective is to be able to set off a daytime pager on the rare occasion that there is a significant event, and have four people from Fire Station 2 and six people from Fire Station 1 respond. With 10 fire fighters, Sorensen speculates, “we can pretty well manage most things.” There are a number of measurable benefits that can be derived from getting involved in this particular line of work. According to both Milne and Sorensen, volunteers get 66 hours of depart-

ment-funded training. Combined with the calls, volunteers are actively engaged for at least 100 hours a year. “There’s a lot of reasons that people volunteer,” begins Sorensen. “They want to be part of the community, they may be new to the community, and it’s a good way to meet new people. It’s exciting. So if you’re kind of an adrenaline junkie there’s that aspect. We are having a lot of people joining

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He thinkks they’re chatting abou ut the hospitall jello. His nurse is actually midwaay through dozens of assessmeents. 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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Sooke mayor talks about year ahead 2014 the year ahead... This council is heading into the final year of our mandate. We will continue our priority of fiscal responsibility maintaining a property tax increase of 2 per cent or less for 2014, striving towards long term sustainability while still providing infrastructure improvements. Each decision we make will take into consideration the ability of the taxpayers to fund initiatives and the overall benefits that come to the community as a result of the decision. The Transportation Master Plan identified the lack of eastwest connectivity on both the north and south side of Sooke Road and consequently council is proceeding with network improvements that include the creation of a new road (yet to be named) between Church Road and Otter Point Road to be completed by August 2014. The connector road project will ease congestion through the downtown core and include a three-metre paved multi-use trail for pedestrians

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and cyclists. The multi-use trail on Church Road from the connector road to Throup Road has already been completed and will be paved in early 2014. Tree clearing for the connector road right of way is in progress. The Transportation Master Plan also proposed intersection improvements for Sooke Road at Evergreen Mall exit to what has been called Waterview (yet to be named) in the form of a roundabout. Properly designed and implemented roundabouts operate

safer than conventional intersections (signals, two and four way stops) due to reduced speeds and significantly lower conflict points. We have spent the first part of our term assembling property, focusing on transportation flow and improvements in the core area. This project will include sidewalk enhancements. Council is working with the community to establish design guidelines for building in the core area. Input is currently being sought from the Arts Advisory Panel and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce with further public input planned. This Council is committed to helping seniors and youth. Sooke is currently at the top of the Vancouver Island Regional Library list for a new library. It is anticipated that the library will put out a request for proposals this year. We will be working with the library to look options to include a multi-use (seniors, youth) proponent to this building. A healthy community is a priority. Aging in the community is important to coun-

Targeted home invasion likely personal in nature

Shortly after 11 p.m. on January 15, 2014, Sooke RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in 2200 block of Ayum Road in Sooke, B.C. Preliminary information indicates that three men forced their way into the residence, where they confronted the two adult men who were home at the time. The residents sustained minor injuries during a struggle that ensued. A short time later, the suspects reportedly fled the residence on foot. Multiple RCMP officers responded to the scene, along with a police service dog team.  The dog team began a track of the suspects, which ended abruptly a short distance from the house.  This has led investigators to conclude that the suspects entered a vehicle, and departed the area. Minimal descriptive details are available at this time. Two of the men were reportedly wearing black coloured hooded sweatshirts, while the third wore a dark coloured shirt. While a motive is not yet clear, investigators suspect this was a targeted event, (which may have been personal in nature). The Sooke RCMP, with assistance from the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) continue to actively investigate this incident. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241, or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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cil. We are currently working with the Sooke Elderly Housing Society (Ayre Manor) and Vancouver Island Health to increase their space. In addition, I will be chairing a committee (Primary Health Care, working group) to look at ways to enhance the provision of medical services in the district. Council will continue our work with the chamber, the Sooke Region Tourism Association, and the Mayor’s Panel on Economic Development to find ways to stimulate economic activity in the area. We will work in a more proactive way with the Community Health Initiative (CHI) who will replace the Mayor’s Panel on Social Issues. The Mayor’s Panel on Arts and Beautification will play a key role in promoting the arts as well as enhancements to beautification in the community. We look forward to an exciting 2014. Wendal Milne Mayor

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Sun powered trike Rick Small, right, and Dick Momsen talk about Small’s solar powered tricycle. Small was in Sooke on Friday and is travelling throughout the area.

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He has pedalled across the country from Thunder Bay, Ontario to create awareness on the wonders of soiar power for transportation. Rick Small calls it a “solar school on wheels” and he has been telling people about his rig. He made the tricycle as a mode of transportation because he didn’t want a car. It is also a cargo

hauler and a home. He often sleeps in the cargo hauler and said it was good to -30. He thinks it could be a good solution for the homeless or those who don’t want to own anything. Small has travelled 7,400 kms and has never plugged into a wall outlet. He said he crossed the Rockies in it and the solar power allowed the trike to carry himself and another 200 pounds. He’s been on the road for six months and said, “it’s fun.” He

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Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plan Review Public Event #1 - Open House & Community Mapping Shirley Community Hall 2795 Sheringham Point Road, Shirley, BC January 26, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. Lunch provided from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The Official Community Plans for East Sooke and Shirley/ Jordan River are being updated. You are invited to our first public event which features a Community Mapping Exercise and other interactive displays. Take advantage of this early opportunity to offer your comments and tell us what you think is important about these communities. Members of the local Citizens’ Committee and staff will be on hand. To learn more about these events, to add your email to our contact list or to submit comments as part of the OCP Review process, please contact the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Services Office by email jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or calling Tracy Olsen at 250.642.8107.

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Sooke Region CHI turns to community Community group seeks direction Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

On a hopeful sunny Friday, January 17 starting at noon, the Sooke Region Community Health Initiative met with a range of people from throughout the greater Sooke area. The objective of the meeting was to solicit input from the community to obtain input on needs and wants. This input would be used to help determine their future priorities. The event was well attended, with close to 40 in the room, providing for broad range representation. Included were politicians (MLA John Horgan and mayor Wendal Milne), First Nations (from T’Sou-ke, Beecher Bay and Port Renfrew), community living resources people (hospice, community living, seniors’ housing and crisis centre), along with a range of representation from the Integrated Health Network. Friends of CHI — coined as CHI/CASA groupies by one person — were also present, coming from throughout the region. The event began with an introduction by Mitzi Dean, the Executive Director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, and was followed by a

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Mitzi Dean, Executive Director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, welcomes close to 40 people to their information-seeking session. statement of purpose provided by Dr. Ellen Anderson. The heart of Anderson’s message addressed the power of collaboration that was achieved when CHI was first conceptualized in 2002, Anderson noted that it was the start of some vey powerful collaboration. “We really got everyone together at the same table,” she said, noting the overall benefit was that “we were smarter and had more influence when we worked together.” The groups was then invited to circulate among the 10 tables, and engage in conversation. Topics included the program’s history and timeline, membership and strategic

plan, volunteerism and shared resources, primary health care services, the mayor’s advisory panel, Sooke youth, the community foundation, food CHI, and integrated health The learning and net-

working session ended with summaries. Much value was derived from the learning process and the networking, though the absence of youth at the event was noted. The average age of those present was probably over 50, with only one or two in the room in their early 20s. The Sooke Region Community Health Initiative is the result of a recent amalgamation of the group formerly known as CHI and Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies (CASA). CHI meets monthly on the first Tuesday, from 9:30-11 a.m. alternating between two locations, the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre (2145 Townsend Rd) and the T’Sou-Ke Nation Health Office (Lazzar Road). Email: sookeregionvc@gmail.com for more information.

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Is any publicity good publicity? Fire insurance, you have to have it if you have a mortgage. It’s expensive for many homeowners, but you have to consider what you would do if your home was destroyed by fire. The threat of fire is pretty small in Sooke. The recent press release on potential fire insurance rate increases sent out by Fire Chief Sorensen and Mayor Wendal Milne was illconceived and put a lot of stress on some homeowners. Poorly worded - yes, misinformation - yes, fear mongering - unlikely. Some of the media took this and ran with the story as though it was fait accompli and trumpeted the sad tale on their pages. Rumours ran rampant through Sooke and people were up in arms. The mayor has taken responsibility for the press release and the ensuing commotion. The fire chief has tried to smooth the ruffled feathers and explain what he really meant. Basically what went wrong is a few words were scooped up by the press and they ran with it. The situation is that Sooke needs more volunteer fire fighters, just like every other community in the country. Sooke is different than some municipalities in that we are a bedroom community and most who could volunteer or would like to work out of Sooke and commute. To say that employers would be reluctant to allow an employee to respond to a fire is asinine. Most employers in Sooke and elsewhere would be proud to have a volunteer fire fighter on their staff - or they should be. It appears this mess has created a surge in interest in volunteering as a fire fighter. So there is some good that has come from a big mess. It’s just too bad that Sooke had to look bad in the process and residents had to worry about escalating costs for fire insurance before explanations were forthcoming. Maybe the district needs a communications officer?

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Old man take a look at your facts  B.C. Views Neil Young’s anti-oil sands concert tour was the perfect distillation of the American enviro-assault on its dependent northern neighbour that’s been going on for a decade or more. After touring Fort McMurray in his electric car with actor-turnedprotester Daryl Hannah, the 68-yearold Young covered all the big propaganda hits and added his own fantasy facts. It looks like a war zone up there! Hiroshima! If it keeps going it will be like the Moon! There’s no reclamation! Tar sands oil is all going to China, and that’s why their air is so bad! All of those statements are false.  And then Young dropped his own nuclear bomb, claiming cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan are 30 per cent higher than, well, somewhere else.  Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has cited a discredited study by former community doctor John O’Connor to press the same claim. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta reviewed O’Connor’s claims in 2009. It concluded that “Dr. O’Connor made a number of inaccurate or untruthful claims” about cancer patients, and then refused to provide patient information after his claims made international news. Retired professor David Schindler toured with Young and continued

to push the health scare, referring darkly to newer research showing increased mercury and PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) contamination. When you peel back the propaganda and journalistic hype, these studies mainly reveal that such toxins are on the rise, but are found in much higher concentrations around large cities where fuel is consumed. The cancer claims were then debunked by a Royal Society of Canada expert panel in 2010. This cancer scare is the most damaging and dishonest part of the selective attack on Alberta.  The oil industry, politicians and most of the media seem unwilling to examine it critically.  Climate scientist-turned-politician Andrew Weaver was at Young’s Toronto news conference. He says there were no questions for him, Adam or Young’s other validator, David Suzuki, who previously worked with Schindler on a slanted oilsands documentary for the CBC. Weaver calculates that Young’s claim about greenhouse gas emissions is substantially correct, if you include emissions from the finished fuels. Weaver refused any comment on the cancer claims. Young included the obligatory sneering comparison between Stephen Harper and George W. Bush, which is another sign he’s lived in California too long. He seemed unaware that the NDP’s Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin

Trudeau support continued oilsands development. As for moonscapes, Young could have driven his famous electric Lincoln from his Redwood City mansion on a hill to nearby Bakersfield, to view the greasy expanses of closely packed pumpjacks reaching to the horizon, still expanding due to hydraulic fracturing. Young could have visited North Dakota, where the second shale oil train explosion luckily didn’t kill anyone. It seems there will be no remake of Young’s classic Kent State lament dedicated to 47 Dead in Old Quebec. That’s American oil, so no protests. Chief Adam was frank in an interview on CTV about using the “Honour the Treaties” tour to strengthen his legal position. Young’s concert tour put $75,000 in his fund to pay lawyers. Oil isn’t the only thing being extracted here. By the end of the tour Sunday, Young and Adam conceded they weren’t trying to shut the Athabasca oilsands down, just start a dialogue. Thanks to uncritical media coverage, there will no doubt be discussions at dinner tables and in classrooms all over the world about the terrible Alberta tar sands and the cancer they don’t actually cause. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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We asked: To what do you attribute our rather dry winter to this year, God, good luck or global warming?

Other. Unknown factors that have yet to be discovered.

Global warming. And El Niño.

Good luck. When I watch the news on the weather back east, this is heaven.

Good luck. Because we haven't had much snow, and we don't have to shovel the rain.

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Time for openness I believe it’s time for an open discussion on mental health in this community. How can we help an individual who exhibits manic behavior publicly but cannot see that she has a problem? Nor can her family, who blame it on stress. Denial is one of the symptoms of alcoholism; it is also a symptom of mental illness? Contributing to the denial is the stigma of mental illness. Years ago, when I first began outpatient therapy and educational sessions at Eric Martin Pavilion, I would get off the bus one stop early and sneak in the back entrance. I was totally ashamed of having been diagnosed with two mental illnesses; clinical (chronic) depression and borderline personality disorder. As I learned more about my illnesses I came to realize that mental illness is not sinful, not something that has to be hidden and is not rare. I was told by a psychiatrist (after seeing four others) that there are three chemicals in my brain that aren’t functioning correctly. He prescribed three different antidepressants that I take daily. I will be taking these for the rest of my life. There are still emotional “down” times. I handle them as best as I can (read something funny, turn on all the lights, go for a walk, etc.) I live as many in

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recovery do, “A day at a time.” If you’re feeling overwhelmed, that you can’t cope any more, that there’s no point in living, please see your doctor. He/she will lead you to whatever treatment you need. Mental illness is serious, it can be fatal. Doreen Effa Sooke

Inaccurate info released I would like the public to understand that the recent fire department news release was never endorsed by council. If it had been then the information would have been edited for accuracy. The information was not completely factual and home  insurance rates will not be doubling anytime soon. It was reckless and irresponsible to use scare tactics to justify what I see as a  hiring  agenda by the chief. I hope that a retraction and an apology by the chief is in this issue of the Sooke News Mirror. If not then I would have to question why? Herb Haldane Sooke

Seniors need a centre

Some time ago I was reading the local Sooke News Mirror (May 8, 2013) edition and came across a letter written by V. Anderson pertaining to the once beautiful golf course on Otter Point Road. Then I read about seniors in need of a drop-in centre for a new home base. I fully agree with every senior in Sooke that attends or tries to attend the socials that a permanent solution is desperately needed and long over due. Both of my parents were long time residents of Sooke and enjoyed being involved with the variety of activities and bus trips over the years. If it wasn’t for our “Sooke Seniors” where would Sooke be now? When I come to Sooke now and see that everything has been provided for families, children, teens and the seniors still come up short, I feel someone should speak up. This situation continues to upset me to see seniors left on a back burner while progress continues to eat up all the available land for more housing, etc. I enjoyed the lovely walk past the golf course with its beautifully textured lawns, lush greens and the social laughter coming from the golf club house which was eventually named in honour of John Phillips. Now the land is an

eyesore, a disgrace to the beautification of Sooke. My personal idea would be to give or loan (99 years) some overdue respect to the seniors of Sooke and outlying areas by presenting them with a completely renovated or new building located where the golf course restaurant still stands but is up for sale. Why is it there is money in the taxes for everyone but not for our seniors who keep us connected to our past? I also am now a senior and a long time resident of Sooke when I lived there and continue to visit old friends and family. Respectfully submitted, Anne Jarvis Victoria

Fire protection is a necessity In response to the fire protection dilemma, it might be worth pointing out that large areas in “North Sooke” and those along/off Gillespie were previously part of East Sooke and quite content to be there. However, in a landgrabbing annexation, initiated by the former council under Mayor Janet Evans, these areas became part

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of Sooke in order to increase the tax base of the municipality. It must be emphasized that this happened against the wishes and without the consent of those affected. Consequently, those same residents were hit with substantial property tax increases without getting anything in return, except fire protection. If the latter is now in question, why should anybody in these areas continue to pay high taxes to Sooke? If any services are denied to one section of the population within the same jurisdiction, this amounts to nothing less than discrimination and exploitation. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the current mayor and council to provide a sufficient number of paid firefighters to protect the entire district, instead of hoping for volunteers to come forward. Firefighters are required to be healthy and fit to cope with the hazards of the job, but they cannot sit at home

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Cont’d from page 9 waiting to jump to a fire at any moment’s notice, they also deserve to be employed in order to make a living. Hence, the District of Sooke is financially responsible to address this issue.

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Avoidance tactic? I am a volunteer with the Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society,  SAFARS, and was one of the protestors on January 13, 2014.  CTV had covered a story on us but after the last Council meeting on January 13, 2014 there was no Britt Santowski photo coverage about our Protestors were out on January 13 in front of the municipal hall in sooke. they protest in your paper.  want the district to help them with land for an animal shelter. Is this due to the mayor’s clarification of “we leased to us so that we I believe that your publish the truth.  have no land for this SAFARS volunteers are not using taxpayers newspaper’s silence is use?” Is this due to the just an avoidance tac- work very hard to help money for our cause. Jacqueline mayor’s clarification on tic that could be chal- the unwanted animals Lamoureux December 9, 2013 that lenged by The Freedom and raise awareness.  Sooke no land can become of Information Act.  I We need your help.  We available for an animal am very disappointed are not asking for land about your refusal to to be donated to us but shelter?

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nity Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun filled boogie dancing/listening to the tunes of Patrick and Patricia De Gabrielle. They are a multiinstrumental and vocal Celtic/Folk/World duo. The wide range of instruments they play include Celtic harp, mandolins, whistles, the fiddle, bass peddles, classic/acoustic guitar, bodhran, castanets and that’s not all. Both have backgrounds in theatre and they have been performing together both around Canada and the internationally for over 15 years. Their repertoire includes Latin, classical, jazz, flamenco, blues, gypsy and of course many styles of Celtic music. Patricia De Gabrielle is a Celtic harpist, bodhran player and vocalist, and has been a performer for many years. She has also

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Celtic Reflections will be performing for a Robbie Burns Night at the Shirley Community Hall on Saturday. been involved in theate, musical theater and drama. Patricia brings a unique warm quality to the stage, and her passion for singing a sweet,  Irish ballad will bring a tear to your eye.   She sometimes plays zills, or castanets for the

livelier numbers, and has composed some beautiful songs.  Patricia is a skilled actress and comedienne with a spontaneous wit as sharp as a razor.  When she and Patrick met and began playing music together, there

Profiles in a community ing her Masters degree in music all the while she was raising her two children. She was both a student and admirer of the master violinist Norman Nelson during that time. As Norman and his wife Jean subsequently relocated to Sooke to lead as conductor of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, she felt with his invitation, she should consider the option as

well. Anne concedes she is working at full capacity sharing with her students her love of music and the discipline and commitment it requires. She recognizes that music is the perfect venue for children to learn life skills while they enjoy performing and learning the art of making music.

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Anne McDougall, violinist with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Society will be featuring their musicians and choir singers throughout the year. There are some persons in our community that are not only very hardworking but highly talented as well. Anne McDougall, a violinist with years of professional experience with the Edmonton Symphony Orches-

tra, found her way to Sooke three years ago. She has since been teaching violin as well as becoming involved with the Strings programme at Journey Middle School. Anne quickly connected with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and now performs as the principal violinist. It was over a ten year period that Anne studied at the University of Alberta, receiv-

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was a certain magical quality to the blend of instruments.  From the time they busked together in Ireland to playing music for many weddings, house concerts, and other events, they’ve created a musical journey with a very

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As the Sooke News Mirror reported early last year, the Shirley Hill Boogies were the hot hopping dance and music at the Shirley Hall 30 years ago, and they were being restarted. They started off with one in February, then another in September and another in November. All were great fun with awesome local or regional musicians. Now at the end of the month, Saturday the 25th to be exact, they will be having their next boogie. For the past 218 years, those with an affinity for Robbie Burns and his poetry, have been celebrating his life each year on his birthday, January 25. On this day in 2014, the Shirley Hill Boogies will also be celebrating the bard with a concert/dance with Celtic Reflections. The event takes place at the Shirley Commu-

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special quality. Patrick De Gabrielle was born in Dublin Ireland.  As the youngest member of a theatrical family, Patrick grew up on the road, touring from town to town, with the Shannon Players, one of the last traveling shows of its kind in Ireland.  He took up the guitar at age 11 and has earned a living playing it ever since, playing all styles of music and is a registered teacher for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Classical Guitar.  Now, he has come full circle, home to where his heart was all along, beating to the pulse of Celtic Music. Patrick is a dynamic performer, as well as being a very skilled guitarist, vocalist, and composer.  He has the ability to capture the audience and hold them spellbound with his Irish charm, clever wit, and fine musicianship.    They also own and

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operate a  Bed and Breakfast, called Tir Na Nog, located near East Sooke Regional Park, where their guests may be treated to a little live music played just for them. Tickets are limited, email to: boogies@briarmoon.ca. Come out for our opening boogie of 2014 with great Celtic music for Robbie Burns’ Day. The Shirley Community Hall is located 20 km NW of Sooke on West Coast Road at Sheringham Point Road. Who: Celtic Reflections When: January 25 Where: Shirley Community Hall Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m Why: Robbie Burns celebration Tickets: Limited to 70, boogies@briarmoon.ca. Shirley Hill Boogies are on Facebook.

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B.C. residents to pay more for medical and pension

Tom Fletcher Black Press

Medical premiums for all but low-income B.C. residents go up again with the start of a new year. The B.C. government is increasing its Medical Services Plan premiums for the fifth straight year, by four per cent across the board. The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation released its annual survey of tax and other payroll deductions Monday, calculating that MSP premiums in B.C. have risen 28 per cent since 2010. Effective Jan. 1, the monthly health premium for a single person rises from $66.50 to $69.25. In 2014, families

of two pay $125.50, up from $120.50, and families of three or more pay $138.50, up from $133.00. Many full-time employees have their MSP premiums paid by their employer. People earning $30,000 or less are eligible for reduced premiums on a sliding scale, with premiums eliminated for those earning $22,000 a year or less.  The B.C. government has used the increased MSP revenues to offset the long-term growth of health care costs, which are approaching half of the total provincial budget. Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s 2013 budget projected health spending to

increase 2.3 per cent in that unrealistic after going up for many peo- culates that maximum charged to those earnthe current fiscal year, years of increases of ple, despite a federal EI premiums will go up ing $52,500 or more, 2.7 per cent in the year more than five per cent. government pledge to $23 in 2014, totalling goes up $70 to $2,426. Employers match The CTF reports that freeze EI premiums for $914 for the year. beginning April 1 and The maximum employee CPP payonly 2.2 per cent the Canada Pension Plan three years. In its New Year Tax employee Canada Pen- ments dollar for dollar. following year. The gov- and Employment InsurPlan deduction, report, it calance5, payments are also ernment’s critics called Run Date: Jan 24, Feb 7, 19, 22, 2014 Changes Saanich News (7.33"sion x 10.00") Full Colour EOR#6233

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Relief driver needed for seniors’ bus For approximately 30 years, a seniors’ (over 50-years-of-age) bus has been picking up isolated and handicapped members and transporting them to events enabling them to meet and socialize with other people. Donations from members, community clubs and generous people in the community have helped them to keep the bus running. We take members to Victoria and destinations up-Island. Every Friday the bus goes into a shopping centre for shopping and lunch. Tuesday and Thursday is bingo and lunch at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, which is now located at the Sooke Community Hall on Eustace Road. Special trips are advertised in the local paper under “Coming Events.” The last Sunday of the month is “Supper Night Out” at different restaurants. The bus also transports residents of

Ayre Manor Lodge on day trips. Presently they have only one driver, who helps with organizing trips, etc. Reg is great and much appreciated, but would like a relief driver when he is not available. Most of the society’s executives have been on the board for a long time and need help with new ideas for trips, etc. We need more members to join the board and use the bus for outings. It is an 18-passenger bus and is wheelchair accessible. The cost of running the bus and maintaining necessary repairs is not covered by some trips. If ridership does not increase, it will not be feasible for us to keep the bus running. For further information please call Iris Wilson at 250-642-6209 or Kay Forde at 250-6424662.

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Village Food Markets

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Chicken Breasts

1

Roasting Chickens Fresh Whole, Bone In

4

1

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375g ................................

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Peanut Butter

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7

Gourmet Coffee

Knudsen’s Organic

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Medium Cooking Onions

Cut into Chops

ea 2.84L + dep

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Coconut Oil 1.75L

Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

ea 1.8 kg Club Pack

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5

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Dog Biscuits $ 6.5 kg........................

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Dempster’s Everything

99 Wild Bird Seed

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49 Bagels

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Kellogg’s Vanilla Almond

99 Special K Cereal

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Village Food Markets

T

Chicken Breasts

1

Roasting Chickens Fresh Whole, Bone In

4

1

Freybe

Dry Pepperoni

375g ................................

3

$ 99

99 Smokies $ 250g All Varieties ................ ea Fresh

4

Fresh, Country Style

5

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99 Fish Cakes .....24 6 . s el ss u P.E.I. M ea

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/lb $11.00/kg

2 $299

ValuPak

2

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Medium Cheddar

12

99

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San Pellegrino 12 Pack

Sparkling Water

14

99

+dep 12x750 ml

Kraft Regular or Light Smooth Buttercup White or 100% W.W.

Peanut Butter

6

Bread

560-570g

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Carnation Variety Pack

Hot Chocolate

7

Gourmet Coffee

Knudsen’s Organic

Washington

Medium Cooking Onions

Cut into Chops

ea 2.84L + dep

Tomatoes

ea +dep

Assorted Case

15

99

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Everland Organic

Coconut Oil 1.75L

Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

ea 1.8 kg Club Pack

14

99 ea

Asian Family

2

49

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5

$ 49

Plantation

White Rice

8 kg ................................... Glad

Garbage Bags 40 Pack .............................

899 ea

Granny’s Powder

Laundry Detergent

1199

10 kg ...........................

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Priority Pet

2 kg .................................. Woolite for Darks Liquid Laundry Milkbone Flavoured

Detergent

3.93L .................................

9

ea

99 ea

Dog Biscuits $ 6.5 kg........................

Cut Chips

397g..................................

399 ea

Dempster’s Everything

99 Wild Bird Seed

8

Kettle Krinkle

49 Bagels

2

ea

6’s .....................................

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Kellogg’s Vanilla Almond

99 Special K Cereal

10

2

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Twin Pack

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Quinoa

699

599 ea

699

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Vegetable Oil

499 ea 3L

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Christie Family Size Oreo Cookies 920g ...........

Royale

Island Bakery Organic 12 Grain 2/ Bread 680g .................

600

Salsa

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Quaker

Quick Oats

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Red Oval

Apple Juice

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3

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Lamb Shoulder

99

Washington

10lb box

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New Zealand Whole

Tomato Juice

$

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6

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6

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Heinz 1.36L

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Russet Potatoes

$ 99

/lb $6.59/kg

Kraft Cracker Barrel

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99

B.C. #1

/lb $6.59/kg

$ 49 ea 450g ................................

Chicken Stir Fry $ 99 Pork Butt $13.20/kg .........................

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Frozen Breaded

Mussel King

Beef Rib Finger Bones

Mitchells Cheddar or Mesquite

4

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Regular or Marinated

Freybe European Wieners

/lb

1

$ 32

Fresh

$4.39/kg

Seafood

Red Snapper Fillets

99

$

/lb

Pork Shoulder Butt $ 99 or Smokies $4.39/kg ..........................

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Wildlife photographer Brian Rundle caught this duck landing. Right, Mike Glover captured this shot on the river at the Sooke Potholes.

Above, E.J. Wakeman sent this photo from the Priest’s Cabin with French Beach below. Bottom photo, Glendora Scarfone took this moody shot along the Galloping Goose at Cooper Cove. Above, Judy Burgess took this photo of birds flying past Ella Beach. Below, Grant Lewers shot this scenic view along Goodrich Peninsula.


Albert Yuen’s dream at the Sooke Potholes

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Deer Trail became a lost cause

Devil’s Potholes is one of the earliest references we have found to the fascinating rock formations beyond the falls in the upper Sooke River, a location that led to one man’s dream of a destination resort. It was in 1982 that residents became aware of heightened traffic and industrial activity on Sooke River Road leading to the property rising above the deep gorge cut in the mountainside by the torrents of the Sooke River. The Sooke River is among the largest watersheds on southern Vancouver Island. Since the 1930s the rocky terrain had been known as Deer Trail, a name coined by thenowners, nature lovers George and Sis Weiler. When Albert Yuen acquired the property he saw the potential of the spectacular outcropping as the site for a world class resort and

conference centre. It was touted as a $50 million development that would provide employment for 150. A Victoria developer, Yuen had a penchant for appreciation of beauty in nature and also the practicality of re-cycling. An example was recycling of industrial equipment and resources, and he began amassing items such as retired railway ties from the CNR line and vats from the closed down Labatt’s Brewery in Victoria. As time went on and the initial funding assistance from a government program was completed, the resort construction of stone and old growth timber was stalled. While his plans for the dramatic location drew the interest of architects and investors from around the world, it appeared that a meeting of the minds between Yuen and potential investors did not occur. Many visitors were drawn to the DEER TRAIL site to witness the partially-built enter-

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The original drawing for the development at the potholes, and on the right, what is left on the site today.

prise which included a stone cavern barbecue large enough to roast an ox. But in time, deterioration of materials unprotected from the weather led to concerns for safety. In 2004, after a series of changes in plans and zoning, and financing issues, the property was acquired by The Land Conservancy and the Capital Regional District as parkland, and the Yuen dream came crashing to an end. Partial dismantling of the lodge structure followed and today little remains but stonework. The illustration accompanying

this column is from a promotional leaflet; the enterprise itself was never completed to the extent of this image. For the curious sightseers of today – no, it is not the ruins of an old castle - but perhaps more accurately the ruins of one man’s dream. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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SEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000. EAST SOOKE SENIORS Free lunch at the East Sooke Fire Hall. Call 250642-0758 or 250-6425567 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage 7 p.m. YOUNG PARENTS GROUP Lunch, at Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 11:00-1:30. Please call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info. FALL FAIR MEETING Community Hall, at 7 p.m.

Free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short Mat Bowling, 1 p.m. Steak Night, 6 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. FREE SWIM Coast Capital is sponsoring a free swim at SEAPARC, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Sooke Fall Fair Flea Market at the community hall 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., downstairs. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Meat draw 3 p.m. HARD TIMES DANCE 8 p.m., Sooke Community Hall, live band. Tickets available from Shoppers and Peoples. Dress Code: Casual or Hard Times costume. $5.

Sunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. ROBBY BURNS DINNER He’s 255! Come celebrate at the Sooke Legion. Includes Complete with Roast Beef, Haggis and live entertainment. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. $35 per person.

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, 7:30 p.m. Free.

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Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info. FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke Library. All ages, no registration required. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NEW: Dominos 10 a.m. Ladies Darts 12 noon. Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETY Volunteer at Sunriver Community Garden 1-4 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520. JdF COMMUNITY LAND TRUST Otter Point Fire Hall 7:30 p.m.

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‘Littles’ looking for ‘bigs’ through BBBS Big Brothers, Big Sisters is all about kids Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

Another Christmas come and gone. The push for food banks has somewhat ebbed (although the need continues year round). Christmas credit card bills are rolling in, along with increases on MSP, stamps, hydro and anything else you can think of. Generally, we’re financially tapped out. Who dares to ask for more? Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), that’s who. But the kicker is this: they are not asking for money, food, or any other form of stuff. What they are looking for is time. Holly Hatch, BBBS’s Development Coordinator, notes that there are children living right here in Sooke, children (coined “Littles” at BBBS) who are looking for a big brother or a big sister (“Bigs”) to provide mentorship and companionship. Littles often come from single-parent families with limited social exposure. With incomes flatlining and housing costs burgeoning, parents are taking on more jobs. This frequently means they have less time to spend at homes they are struggling to pay for, be it through rent or through mortgage. It’s not so much that the children are living in isolated locations, said executive direc-

Little kids need father and mother role models in their lives. tor Rhonda Brown, but they are isolated in their exposure to other people in their community. Ken Dobb, a single father from Sooke who utilizes the services offered by BBBS, finds tremendous value in their program. He has three children, two girls (aged 12 and 10) and a boy (aged 9), all of whom are paired with a Big. His children have been with BBBS for a couple of years now, and have benefitted tremendously because of it. “It’s really improved their attitude,” he reflected in conversation. “They’re a lot happier now.” Hatch offered the stories of three children from Sooke who are looking for a big brother or sister. One. There is a nineyear-old boy who has been waiting for a year

now for a Big Brother. He loves swimming, soccer, hockey and video games. He is being raised by a single mom and is being challenged with bullying at school. There is no father in his life. Two. There are also seven-year-old twins – one boy, one girl – waiting for a Big Brother and Big Sister. They have many interests they would like to explore but are being raised by a single mother and don’t have any other family on the West Coast. Neither of these kids have their father in their lives. Three. There are also two sisters in Sooke who share a Big Sister because of the lack of volunteers in Sooke. This Big Sister drives

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from the Westshore each week and goes out with one of the sisters one week and the other the next week. Their favourite activity is baking but they’ve been to hockey games together, they play board games and spend time outdoors. Victoria’s BBBS works closely with EMCS, and pairs students from the high school with those from Saseenos elementary. But, as Brown points out, they also need community mentors — Bigs that are 19 and older, to work with Littles from throughout Sooke. The application process takes about eight weeks. While the screening does take some time, BBBS wants

“They feel they get way more out of it than the child does,” said Brown in conversation. “Benefits to vulnerable children are life saving.” The good influence of a Big can have a positive impact on a Little for life. The process involves completing an application form (online), having a Criminal Record Check done (at no cost to you), submitting references, and completing the volunteer orientation. Brown said they might be able to complete some of the process here in Sooke,

through EMCS. Once approved, a Big has a one-on-one interview and is then matched with a child. By matching Bigs and Littles, the social isolation decreases, especially for single parents going it alone. As Brown likes to say, BBBS is “changing communities, one relationship at a time.” Brown adds that one is never too old to be a Big. If you have time on your hands and an interest in helping a child flourish, this program might be a good fit for you.

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to ensure that those who volunteer are ready for the scope of commitment required. “We don’t want to be one more person who lets down a child,” summed up Brown. BBBS requests a minimum commitment of one year. As Hatch states in correspondence, “The commitment time is 2-4 hours/ week, for one year. Typically matches will do community events, sports, arts and crafts, baking, or board games together.” Brown says the rewards for the Bigs are tremendous.

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2014: A year of change for the chamber

Pirjo Raits

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Just one year ago, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce was in danger of going under. It was at a point of near bankruptcy and extreme measures were required to bring it back into the black, says the current president. “2013 was a year when we had to do a lot of damage control,” said 2014 chamber president Michael Myikes. He said there was a lot of non-confidence from the business community and local government. He said

the chamber was, at that point, unable to carry out its duties and the organization was “handicapped” and there was the prospect of shutting the doors after 65 years. The extraordinary crisis was the catalyst for major restructuring and change. The chamber began to make the changes which were necessary for its survival. New leadership and directors were appointed with Randy Welters stepping in as president. The chamber negotiated a new three-year Fee for Service Agreement with the District of Sooke enabling them to carry on business. The chamber developed a fouryear strategic plan and broke down some barriers and build some bridges with the business community. Positive things began to happen for the chamber after their reorganization and restruc-

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turing. The chamber began reporting to council, they hired a qualified staff person as office administrator and became more visible and active in the business by regaining their confidence. Nyikes feels the chamber has a role to play in economic development, conference and convention management and promotion of the Sooke region. Other key portfolios are a resident relocation plan, Newcomers

Club, Shop Local Plan as well as a business education series. “2014 will represent a whole lot of success,” stated Nyikes. “2014 represents a year where plans are put into action, 2013 was about planning.” Nyikes wants the plan they have in place to be sustainable and able to move forward on its own. Developing revenue streams is one of the plans Nyikes has for the chamber. This would involve gaining access to money from District of Sooke business licenses for economic development, and introducing and accessing a 2 per cent hotel tax. “This would go towards promoting community whether through the chamber or SRTA (Sooke Region Tourism Association). I’m hopeful we’re going to be able to work much, much more closely with other orga-

nizations.” He said many organizations are operating in silos and they should share resources, expertise, etc. as they are all moving toward the same goals anyway. “We’re not winging it anymore, we have accountability and transparency. What we need now is support and that will come through our actions.” He said support can come from the business community seeing the value of the chamber. “I’m optimistic 2014 will see us receiving support from the business community and everyone else,” said Nyikes. “It’s an action year.” Nyikes and his wife Susan moved to Sooke for the lifestyle and the climate three-and-ahalf years ago. Having grown up in Calgary the Nyikes preferred the warmer weather and the West Coast provided just that. He said

January 28, 2004 Abalone saved in dangerous operation Months of investigative work culminated in a wild finish and the arrests of two men accused of poaching abalone in the Sooke area. On Jan. 16 between

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2010: Work was winding down last Friday on the extension of an electrical “duct bank” from Sooke River Road to the Sooke River Bridge. 10 and 15 Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers apprehended a 39-yearold from Duncan and a 43-year-old Victoria man with bags containing 446 abalone at an undisclosed location in the Sooke area. The estimated street value of the haul was between $8,920 and $20,070.

January 27, 1999 East Sooke’s News Mirror readers mysteriously left without weekly paper As many as 200 copies of the Sooke News Mirror went missing Wednesday morning shortly after they were delivered to rural drop boxes in East Sooke. Sooke News Mir-

January 26, 1994 Owners responsible for their dog’s actions Sooke area residents are being reminded to keep their dogs locked up in the wake of the recent discovery of three dogs feeding on a deer in the Kemp Lake area. Dogs left to run loose will chase whatever they come across, putting deer and livestock at risk, and the dogs’ owners are legally responsible. According to CRD bylaw enforcement officer Miles Drew, 10 people from the Sooke area were fined $100 each in 1993 for failing to control their dogs, and some people had their pets confiscated.

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January 28, 2009 A room at John Muir elementary buzzed last Tuesday morning with pre-schoolers and their parents having a great time. School District No. 62 Superintendent Brian Fox was one of several folks on hand for the official Sooke kickoff of a program called “Strong Start.” Strong Start BC is a free drop-in early learning program for preschool-aged children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. “It’s all part of the initiative by the Ministry of Education,” said Fox. “We think long term it’s going to be very, very good.” (Strong Start is still being offered. See http://www.sd62.bc.ca/ Programs/EarlyLearning/StrongStart.aspx for information)

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Application to Participate in National Energy Board Public Hearing for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Trans Mountain Expansion Project The National Energy Board (NEB) has received an application from Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC for approval to construct and operate the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project). Description of The Project The Project would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system located between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 987 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and tanks, and the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline. There would also be an expansion of the Westridge Marine Terminal. New pipeline segments would be added between Edmonton to Hinton, AB, Hargreaves, BC to Darfield, BC and Black Pines, BC to Burnaby, BC. Reactivation of existing pipeline segments would occur between Hinton, AB to Hargreaves, BC and Darfield to Black Pines, BC. The application can be found on the NEB website. Participation in NEB Hearing The NEB will determine if the application is complete and if so, it will hold a public hearing. Those who wish to participate in the NEB hearing must apply to participate. Applicants must clearly describe their interest in relation to the List of Issues for the hearing, which is on the NEB website and included in the application to participate. Those who are directly affected by the proposed project will be allowed to participate in the hearing and those with relevant information or expertise may be allowed to participate. The application to participate is on the NEB’s website at: www.neb-one.gc.ca select Major Applications and Projects then Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion Applications to participate in the NEB Hearing are due on or before noon on 12 February 2014. Individuals and groups applying to participate must provide enough information for the NEB to decide whether participant status should be granted. Trans Mountain ULC has until 19 February 2014 to provide the NEB with comments on Applications to Participate and must provide a copy of its comments to those applicants to whom the comments apply. Applicants who received comments from Trans Mountain ULC about their Application to Participate have until 4 March 2014 to send the Board your response to Trans Mountain’s comments. Comments and Responses should be sent to the Secretary of the Board: www.neb-one.gc.ca, select Regulatory Documents then Submit Documents. CONTACTS Information on NEB hearing processes and participant funding is available at www.neb-one.gc.ca > Major Applications and Projects > Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion. If you require additional information, the NEB has appointed Ms. Reny Chakkalakal as a Process Advisor to provide assistance. Ms. Reny Chakkalakal Process Advisor, NEB E-mail: TransMountainPipeline.Hearing@neb-one.gc.ca Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Ms. Sarah Kiley Communications Officer, NEB E-mail: sarah.kiley@neb-one.gc.ca Telephone: 403-299-3302 Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265


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SCOTT:  Mr. Dennis George Caldwell    1944 - 2014 Dennis Scott, loving husband, irreplaceable partner and best friend of Betty Anne passed away peacefully January 19 with family at his side. Dennis was born in Southern Alberta, the only child of George and Afton Scott.  The strong lure of the West Coast motivated Dennis to move his young family to North Vancouver.  Dennis had an overwhelming love of the ocean and boats - he shared both with his family exploring the beautiful Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound in particular. In 2001, Dennis and Betty relocated to the beautiful community of Sooke to enjoy retirement.  When his family was young, Dennis spent years as a sales representative for various electronic companies and carried on with his sales career selling real estate right into his retirement. He touched the lives of many and will be enormously missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife; three sons Ken (Allison), Sheldon (Marie) and Sherman (Carolyn); grandchildren Ashley, Caitlin, Matthew, Jason, Jenna and baby Samantha; his mother; many friends; his in laws - Ellen and Sid with whom he was very close.  He loved them all dearly.  Dennis was predeceased by his father.  There will be a celebration of life in honor of Dennis at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 25th at the St. John’s Baptist Church, 537 Glencairn Lane, Colwood, BC.  Pastor Steve Buhr officiating.  A reception will follow ajdacent the Church.

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June 19, 1947- January 10, 2014

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

INFORMATION

LOST AND FOUND

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

QUALITY ASSURANCE course for Health Canada’s commercial marijuana program. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882 or online at: www.greenlineacademy.com

SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, 1585 O’Neill Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T5. 250-642-2184.

LOST: DOWN TOWN area, Thursday Jan 16th. 32’GB I Pod Touch (cracked front, Giovanni on back) Please contact 250-642-2512

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THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities

TURN YOUR REFUND into a Donation to the Sooke Food Bank at the Sooke Bottle Depot. Also accepting cash and non perishable food items.

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.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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 send an email to: info@canscribe.com THERE IS a critical need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at www.hds-mt.com/jobs

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LOST AND FOUND

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

FOUND: EARLY December, 1 Gold Earring & 1 watch in parking lot at Sooke Post Office. ID & Claim at Sooke Post Office.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam Remembering a special brother, uncle, father, grandfather & friend

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Andy Wickheim Memories Memories of a time gone by Where we climbed a mountain oh so high... to let you fly side by side so that we could say Good-Bye. Memories do not make us cry as we smile when we look up high

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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 Benefit Package available. Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby office: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

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A MEMORIAL will be held:  Sooke Community Centre 2037 Shields Rd. [opposite Mom’s Cafe] FRIDAY January 24, 2014 at 2pm.

TRAVEL

LEGALS

SOOKE GARDEN CLUB MEETING

Forever in our Memories.

Billy passed away in the arms of his loving wife Tina [23 yrs.]. He will be so missed, by all his family and friends. A special thank you to all our dear friends at the Kingdom Hall, for  your loving support and kindness.

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PINHEADS Bowling on Silver Star Mountain is looking for a mechanically minded individual to work with us during the winter season as well as June and July. This is a part time position with great pay and benefits, training provided. This could be a great job for a retired mechanic or trades person, or a younger person who wants to live and work in a vibrant ski resort. This position is available immediately. Please email Heather at info@pinheadsbowling.ca

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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

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Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@ telus.net

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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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

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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

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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 www.sookemovingandstorage.com

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RENTALS

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SOOKE HOUSECLEANING Service. Flat rate $75 for 3 hrs. After 3 hrs $20/hr. Will bring cleaning supplies and great customer service. Call Jenna 250-634-1269.

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PETS PET CARE SERVICES GROOMER TO YOU: In your home pet grooming service. 15 years experience. SmallMed sized pets. Genevieve 250-217-0852

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 GOODYEAR Wrangler RTS. All Season Tires. 255/70R 16’s. $250. OBO. 778-5282228

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

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2BED/1 bath mobile home is small, quiet adults-only park. Very clean and well -kept unit with some very nice interior features. Large semi-private yard, 2 parking stalls, close to town, bus stop at door. Cat welcome. Suit retired, semi-retires or working couple. References required. $850. per/mth, pay own utilities. 250-77275555 evenings ONLY.

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

SOOKE 3 BR rancher on acreage, 2 full baths, 7 appl., heat efficient/pump, $1400, n/s, refs. Avail. Feb. 1. 250642-2015 TWO BEDROOM HOUSE $950/m. F/S, D/W, Shed, garden. Sassenos area, 250-642-5119 pro509321@yahoo.ca

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ROOMS FOR RENT

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

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SUITES, UPPER 3 BDRM. Nice neighbourhood, new lino, and paint, awesome deck off kitchen. $1200/m inclds utils. Shared garage & laundry. 250-642-3478 CARRIAGE HOUSE: 2 BR, 6 Appl., Bright Sunny. Garden and forest views. Enjoy your morning coffee on your priv.deck. Avail Feb 1st, $1100. 250-642-5061 CHURCH RD, 3 BR, 1/3 acre, Lg garage, N/S, Cat okay, Ref’s, $1200 +. 250-642-6225

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 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:

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“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�.

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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.

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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.

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If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department by telephone at (250) 642-1634.


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Hockey Day a hit in Sooke: Coaches and players well behaved

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Unlike the Vancouver Canucks’ coach John Tortorella (who stormed the Calgary Flames dressing room with a bone to pick at the end of the first period), and unlike the Calgary Flames team who lined up a first line of enforcers, Sooke players and coaches alike actually put Hockey day to good use. Sportsmanship, clean competition, and fun prevailed. Captured in these images, here are scenes from SEAPARC’s hockey activity on Saturday, January 18. Perhaps the NHL ought to visit us at SEAPARC every now and then.

Top left: The Zone Girls. Players from the South Island peewee level played on Saturday in preparation for the Provincials. Top centre and right: Two future hockey players strut their stuff on the ice during the Lace-Them-Up segment of ice time. Lace-Them Up was a free event for anyone interested in the game. letting them gear up and get a feel for the game. Bottom right: Midget C1 goalie double-checks his save in this 7-1 victory over Juan de Fuca C1. Other games played on Saturday include Peninsula Eagles against our Peewees (loss, 1-5), and Midget A battled Comox (loss, 5-9). On Sunday, Victoria Ice Hawks met our Sooke Atoms (loss, 5-2), and JdF fought our Peewees (win, 2-5).

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EMCS scores a two-way tie for first place

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The second Annual Gord Sleivert coaches’ game was well attended again this year. The Sooke Minor Hockey coaches continued the tradition of supporting the community through this event. It was an exiting, fast-paced and entertaining game! The final score was: Benchwarmers 12, Uncoachables 8. The event raised over $2,200 and was made possible by the fans in attendance, the efforts of the volunteers, the organizers and sponsors. Special thanks go to the coaches who played in the game and the on-ice officials who volunteered their time. Submitted by Donna Perman and Tara Mowat Event Coordinators, SMHA

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ney. The game was point for point for the duration. The Wolverines used a tough 122 press to cause turn overs. With less than a minute to play, Yates drove to the hoop for two and Sean Mckenzie hit a big three to seal the victory. The end result was a 72-66 score. First year player Charlie Richardson was the player of the game. EMCS lost in the finals, 47-65, to a tough man-to-man press by the AAAA team from Alberni. The Armada stayed mentally tough and followed their game plan. The Sooke squad took second place for the second year in a row. Quinn Yates and Sean Mckenzie were selected as first team all-stars. The team resumes league play on Tuesday, January 21 at Parklands, and on Thursday night at home in a game against Spectrum at 7:30 p.m. Submitted by Trevor Bligh

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The EMCS Wolverines won a big league game on the night of Thursday, January 17, defeating the Reynolds Roadrunners 76-73 at home. That pushed the team to 2-1 in South Island AAA League and a two-way tie for first place. Forward Quinn Yates played huge on the glass with 22 rebounds and 14 points. Shooting guard Sean Mckenzie had 17 points, and the entire team played extremely well. Friday and Saturday saw the Wolverines take part in the Esquimalt Fire Tournament. Again, EMCS drew Reynolds in the first round, and again EMCS came out on top: this time, it was a final score of 56-48 in a great defensive game. Yates and Mckenzie led all scores with Jonah Phillip playing a huge role in the victory. Quinn Yates was named player of the game. Saturday morning saw the Sooke boys playing a tough Parklands squad from Sid-

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Reader’s Photo of the Week Sooke News Mirror reader Fred Whittaker captured an image of these kayakers in the Sooke Basin. 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.

Waterfront LIstIngs 1) sunnybrae 2577 .............3.2acres....... ... $1,250,000 2) sunnybrae 2587..............2.49acres ........ $1,495,000 3) West Coast 8035 .................................. noW soLD 4) fishboat Bay rd.......2.5acres................ PenDIng 5) West Coast rd 7921......reduced ...onLY $699,000 6) Kaltasin....4 acre marina ....................... $2,177,100 7) West Coast 8177 #17neW! 2012 ............ PenDIng 8) sooke resort & Marina......# 123 ..............$279,000 9) 5957 sooke road....with Dock ....................... 1.6M resIDentIaL/LanD 10) 1500 neild rd.....10 acres .......................$339,000 11) Lot 11 Cains Way.....2+acres ..................$285,000 12) 840 fleming.....Duplex ......................... PenDIng 13) Compass Pointe VIeW Lots, Bear Mntn .. $357K+ 14) Pike rd 1369.rustic Post & Beam onLY$429,900 15) #14....Woodside estates.....new floors ....$129,000 16) 7200 francis ............................................... soLD

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Your Weekly Horoscope

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your tendency to say what you feel can come across as being impolite. Many, however, appreciate your honesty and unwillingness to mince words. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 A loved one needs some help, Taurus. This week you will have to figure out a way to assist this person and still tend to your own pressing affairs. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, focus your energy on someone important. This may be a friend, family member or even a romantic partner. Brush up on your relationship skills in the meantime.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 You have a natural charm that immediately puts others at ease, Cancer. If you are wooing a client, they will be putty in your hands. Just open your mouth, and you will win them over. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, your stubbornness comes into play this week, and it could cause a rift with friends or colleagues. Try to see their point of view, and put off any serious disputes for another time. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, spend a little time this week plotting your next getaway. You tend to be happiest when you’re on the move and exploring. Everyone needs an escape now and then. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Enjoy some local culture this week, Libra. Take in a concert, an art show or a theater performance. Just

enjoy anything that will educate and entertain at the same time. SCORPIO - Oct 24/ Nov 22 Scorpio, you may find that someone you thought was weak is much stronger than they appeared. This person may not need as much of your assistance as you initally thought. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, analyze any problems you may have by breaking them down into smaller tasks. Then you can tackle one thing at a time and come to a happy resolution. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/ Jan 20 Capricorn, your children or the youngsters in your life will be the center of your universe this week. Make the most of this time and enjoy kids’ carefree natures.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/ Feb 18 This week may be a little boring, Aquarius. Make the most of your down time, as you could use a few slow days to recharge your batteries and plan your next move. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You are bubbling with energy, Pisces. Make the most of this energy by exercising, partying or taking a day trip. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JANUARY 26: Anita Baker, Singer (56) JANUARY 27: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer (66) JANUARY 28: Elijah Wood, Actor (33) JANUARY 29: Oprah Winfrey, TV mogul (60) JANUARY 30: Christian Bale, Actor (40) JANUARY 31: Justin Timberlake, Singer (33) FEBRUARY 1: Heather Morris, Actress (27)

Robbie Burns Supper

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.

Sweet Heart Dance with Curl February 15 Cocktails: 5:30, Dinner: 6:00 show starts around 7:00 Roast Beef Dinner with Mashed

Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad and Dessert. An alternate meal is available if requested at the time tickets are purchased. Cost - $15.00 member/$17.50 nonmembers Tickets at the Bar at the Legion.

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

MEAT DRAW

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FRIDAY Steak Night

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

DROP IN POOL TOURNAMENT 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH Are you interested in playing Mexican Train (Dominos) on Wednesday mornings? Meet new friends and have a great time! Call the legion bar @ 250-642-5913 and leave your name & number—we’ll get started in the new year.

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What you need to know about the weather to plan your weekend.

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Brunch 9am ‘til 2pm Face painting & balloon making with Amanda Panda 9.30am-11.30am

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Sooke News Mirror, January 22, 2014