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Mayor Wendal Milne said he was holding out an olive branch to the volunteer firefighters in recommending a stipend for volunteer firefighters. Council approved the inclusion of $25,000 in the 20142018 Five Year Financial Plan. Ben Temple, speaking for the Sooke Firefighters Association, (SFA) had come before council and stated the firefighters association declined the offer stating they wanted a better solution to being recognized. He said recognition, recruitment and retention were different things. The stipend would be $500 for each volunteer who meets the minimum training standard of 66 per cent of the approximately 100 annual training hours; the remaining $500 will be paid to each volunteer based on the number of fire related calls attended to a maximum of $500; volunteers may opt for the tax credit or the stipend. The district has increased the annual stipend paid the volunteer association

from $30,000 annually to $37,038 for the fiscal year 2014. In addition, volunteers may choose the option of performing 200 hours of fire fighting service which gives them a 15 per cent refundable tax credit on $3,000 for tax savings of $450. First responders are not part of this issue. Coun. Tait said she thought they were throwing money at a problem. “We are a volunteer community and have been for a long time. I do not support this recommendation.” Coun. Haldane said they were not expecting to fix anything by doing this. “It’s not what they are worth but it’s something,” said Haldane. “I think it comes from the heart,” said Coun. Kevin Pearson. “Maybe this is step one of ongoing discussions.” Council will review the stipend process after one year including the inclusion of the support services personnel for a stipend or not. “This is a blueprint for the future,” said Mayor Milne. A survey was conducted among the

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The Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Arts and Beautification brought forward some project proposals including a Communities in Bloom, eco-structure at the kiosk ($3,000); hand painting of electrical boxes at Ed Macgregor Park ($3,000); hand painted banners kits to promote community spirit; and new signage at the boardwalk. The panel is also proposing an arts/crafts/ music/food market in Sooke on Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from June 5 to August 28. A signage project which would see a electronic sign on the highway before Sooke. Other projects include a Maritime Installation Projects which would see maritime themed installations in the center of Sooke. Design renderings will be submitted to the advisory panel by February 27. This project was approved “in principle.” The new laundromat in the village core will have art on the walls with rotating exhibitions of art from members of the art community from East Sooke to Port Renfrew. Art work will be installed at the 17 Mile bus shelter. The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce gave an update as to its activities. Michael Nyikes came forward to request $1,200 from the district to help fund a proposed Meeting Professionals International Association conference in Sooke from June 20-22. “We have a shortfall and need a little help with that,” said Nyikes. Council received design drawings for the connector road between Church and Otter Point Roads. Tenders will go out by February 18 and close March 13, 2014. It is anticipated the contraction will be complete by the end of September, 2014.

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The regular District of Sooke council meeting on February 11, dealt with the following items on the agenda. Bylaws: • Council adopted Bylaw 575 - Fire Protection Services Amendment Bylaw which updated the responsibilities of the fire chief and amending the schedules - frequency of inspections, fees and equipment and personnel. • Bylaw 582 - Zoning Amendment Bylaw Medical Marijuana Production Facilities. Council introduced and gave first and second reading to Bylaw 582 and will schedule a Public Hearing. The bylaw will regulate marijuana production facilities under applicable zones in the district. No one was opposed. Councillor Maja Tait stated she did not support the federal gov-

ernment’s position on medical marijuana grow operations and was concerned about concrete bunkers on Agricultural Land Reserve lands because they would “sterilize” food production land. Planner Gerard LeBlanc said the Agricultural Land Commission considers medical marijuana production an agricultural use and anyone want to consider a grow op needs to go through the licencing process according the federal guidelines. Any building would need the setbacks requirements of intensive production facility. Federal regulations take effect April 1, 2014. • Bylaw 583, Zoning Amendment Bylaw which dealt with text amendments was adopted. Reports: Council approved the 2014 Licence of Occupation with the Sooke Region Food CHI

at the Sunriver Community Garden. The Finance and Administration Committee recommended approval of the 20142018 Five Year Financial Plan. Council granted preliminary approval of the plan and a Fire Department Capital Replacement Plan. The five-year plan shows a proposed property tax increase of 2 per cent, which did

not sit well with Coun. Herb Haldane who said, “When the economy is down, people should get a break.” Council approved a recommendation from the F&A Committee to direct staff to obtain quotes for an independent study and review of the long term capital replacement plan for the fire department; and to confirm options available to extend the

life of a fire department vehicle for active use. Coun. Tait opposed the motion stating she has issues with spending money on a review. Mayor Wendal Milne said the district needs to know exactly what was needed and when it has to be replaced. “We want the best bang for the buck,” he said. The district wants to set aside money for

new vehicles and they need someone who has the time to weigh everything. “It’s a fairly onerous job,” said Milne. Coun. Rick Kasper said the district was not prepared to go into a deficit position (in the reserve fund) as happened in 2012. The next District of Sooke council meeting is on February 24 at 7 p.m.

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You will see them out on the road in all their blazing glory, wind in their hair and a huge smile on their faces. Who are they? They are the Cavaliers Legion Riders, a group of “older” motorcycle riders who do good deeds. Biker gangs and good deeds, seems kind of incongruous, but no, they are motorcyclists who still love to hit the highway and ride. In fact, a couple of members of the Cavaliers feel they were born to ride. “I had a bike before I had a car,” said 78-yearold Henry Strong. Bikers love to talk about their bikes and Strong and Gerry Dunn are no exception. Strong’s first motorcycle was a Whizzer and American made bike with a two-stroke engine on a Schwinn bicycle. “Like Gerry I had a ‘39 engine that I sold for $75,” said Strong. “I could trade that bike

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Henry Strong and Gerry Dunn still love their motorcycles and now ride to fund raise. for a brand new one now.” Dunn has been riding since he was 16 and his first bike was a 1942 Harley Davidson that he bought for $50 and later sold for $75. Dunn went flying over the handlebars when the bike kicked back and he sold that particular bike. “I’m now back to a big touring bike, I own

a chopper too,” said Dunn. The Cavaliers was formed in September 2013 with three members and now has 20 Sooke motorcyclists, both men and women. The Cavaliers are not hell raisers, they are fund raisers. They raise money for veterans, Cockrell House and PTSD support. Cockrell House is a

facility that serves to keep veterans off the streets. Since it opened in 2009, the facility has helped more than two dozen veterans get back on their feet. Many had found themselves homeless after struggling with depression or post traumatic stress disorder linked to their experience in war zones or places devastated by natural disasters. “We’re trying to helps the vets,” said Dunn. “I’m proud to be a member of this, they (the vets) gave so much.” They have a couple of fund raising events planned; a garage sale on April 5 at the Legion (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and a Poker Run later in the year on June 14. Everyone knows what a garage sale is but maybe not a poker run. The poker run is an event for motorcycle riders. This one will take place along the Pacific Marine Circle Route beginning in Sooke, going through Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan through

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Fires bring out RCMP and fire departments

Sooke saw two fires this week, one at the Shell gas station, and the other at Park Isle Marine. The fire at the Shell station was set intentionally, and Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said there was a witness. The fire was quickly brought under control and the damage was limited to some melting of a garbage can. According to Staff Sergeant Steve Wright of the Sooke RCMP, that fire is still under investigation. If you have information, call 250-642-5241 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The fire at Park Isle Marine,

according to Sorensen, started in a smaller sailboat and then spread to another boat and, eventually, the building. Ultimately, two boats were destroyed, a Coast Guard boat was badly damaged, and two boats received minor damage. The building also sustained damage, although it may be repairable. A challenge in dealing with that fire was the absence of fire hydrants, and water had to be carried in. Salt water was used to supply the ladder truck. Salt water is a second choice as the

salt is hard on the pumps and requires a lot of flushing after use. Other fire stations came to assist, including Otter Point, East Sooke and Metchosin. The causes for the other at the marina are as of yet unknown. Chief Steve Sorensen said he has no reason to believe it was intentionally set. Staff Sergeant Steve Wright said they have no reason to believe there is an arsonist in town.

Time to show and (almost) time to grow February doesn’t usually conjure thoughts of abundance in the edible or ornamental garden, so it’s especially nice to come upon a beautiful berried branch, a striking bloom, or a delectable winter vegetable. February does, however, mark the Sooke Garden Club’s first parlour show of the year. The club organizes six parlour shows throughout the year, five at regular meetings and one at a special summer event. Each show provides for friendly competition (ribbons are awarded, along with a year-end trophy) and horticultural education (entries are discussed). All parlour shows are judged by B.C.-certified general horticultural judges from throughout the greater Victoria area, always working in pairs. Of the dozen individuals comprising this group, two – Carol Harding and Margaret Lintern – live in Sooke. Although both are members of the Sooke Garden Club, they judge the club’s parlour shows only in February and March, when weather and highway conditions can make the drive to Sooke unpleasant for judges from further afield. However, even when not judging locally, they

are at the meetings, observing the invited judges, and sharing expertise and tips for improvement. Their diligence, enthusiasm and unrelenting encouragement for members to “look around and find something to enter” are reflected in the Club’s good reputation among judges for both the quantity and the quality of the parlour show displays. When asked what members can learn by participating in parlour shows, Carol Harding replied, “They learn right away that no one needs to take courses to do well. Judges are looking for things like form, freshness, creativity, rarity, uniformity, beauty…ultimately perfection in the particular specimen or display... and what makes one entry just a little bit closer to perfect than another in the same category. We talk about these things, and people learn by participating. It’s exciting and it’s fun.” Other things are also on this month’s meeting agenda. With spring officially only a month away, it’s almost seeding time for summer edibles and ornamentals. It’s also getting closer to the Club’s Annual Public Plant Sale, which will take

place on April 26 at Evergreen Mall. With the plant sale top of mind, most of the evening will be devoted to a garden forum facilitated by club vice-president Ron O’Brien. Members will be asked to brainstorm and discuss ideas for improving every aspect of this important fund-raising event. A particular focus will be on finding ways to create more fun and humour for members and shoppers alike. Ideas currently under consideration include: selling plants growing in re-purposed containers, marketing/selling both locally and to surrounding communities,

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Shirley-Jordan River Citizens’ Committee Official Community Plan Review Committee Meeting Policy Development for Agriculture and Resources Shirley Community Hall 2795 Sheringham Point Road, Shirley, BC February 26, 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 250.642.8100. We will send reminder notices of upcoming Citizens’ Committee meetings and events.

and inviting participation by artists/craftspeople and merchants at Evergreen Mall. This will be an energetic, fast paced, and collaborative evening for everyone. It will also include the annual seed exchange. Please join us Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Townsend Road. New members are welcome. Annual fee is $15. For more information, email s o o k e g a rd e n c l u b @ yahoo.ca or phone Rose at 250-642-5509. Submitted by Loretta Fritz

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Spectacular would be one word to describe the behemoth Butler Brothers Mark V log hauler, fully loaded with pup, shown here in the mid-1970s. Butler Brothers, who began their 29 years of logging in the Sooke/Otter area in 1946, gained a reputation for being innovative in their woods operations. One example would be their efforts to design an off road truck that could carry a larger load than normally carried on a regular logging truck and trailer. Ingenuity was the name of the game, and when bush pilot Claude Butler began working with a fellow flyer Barney Oldfield in Saanich, the Butlers had a prototype ready by the early 1970s. It wasn’t possible for such a vehicle to use a public highway, so the truck was barged across Saanich Inlet, offloaded and brought to Sooke through the woods at Shawnigan Lake. It turned out that the company built a series of these vehicles, as they learned by experience, how the vehicles would handle on the challenging hills and curves of the upper watersheds west of the Sooke River. By the time the Company had

built their fourth, Mark V, shown here courtesy of Toby Hird, they had perfected a system that utilized a double-steering axle. Woods foreman at the time was Ray Pimlott; Larry Jay did the loading in the woods, and Joe Zigay ran the hydraulic offloader that lifted the loads off the vehicle after its journey, often driven by Harry O’Neill, down Butler Main to the Company’s sea level sorting ground at Sooke Bay. Veteran loggers recall that the Mark V carried, between the truck and the pup, loads ranging from 150 to 200 tons. As each of these haulers became redundant, they were purchased either as operating vehicles or in parts, by trucking aficionados, who considered them priceless symbols of Vancouver Island history. One such purchase was made by Toby Hird and his partner Dave Ferris who ran the Number 70, third in sequence, in their operations at Caycuse. A poster illustrating Number 70 (given us by Eric Butler) can be seen in the entrance gallery in the Sooke Region Museum. While the dismantled Mark V is in pieces today, some

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What is a volunteer worth? Sooke strives to be the Volunteer Capital of Canada and in many ways we accomplish that. For years people young and old have been stepping up to the plate and doing things for the good of others rather than themselves. What kind of price do you put on volunteering? Is one person’s time more valuable than another’s? So, what would happen if we paid all our volunteers what they are worth? If truth be told, we couldn’t afford it. Volunteerism is a multi-billion dollar industry with not a penny to show for it. Governments, organizations, charities and clubs depend on getting things done at no cost. They depend on the good will of people and rely often on sentiment, sympathy and guilt. It’s a tug at the heart string at times and it works. Being a volunteer is about making things happen, being a part of the whole rather than the individual. It doesn’t matter if one is stitching together a quilt, manning a fire hose or canvassing door-to-door, each of those commitments is valued. We rely on it. Giving a stipend to volunteers is a show of appreciation, but is it what they want? Are they doing it for the money? Most likely not. Those who serve on municipal councils, for example, get a very small stipend for the hours they put in but they do it because they are serving the community. It isn’t a “job” in the classic sense of the word, but it is definitely work. There are other reasons for volunteering. Sometimes it is for the training, sometimes it is social, other times it is service but it should be about giving not getting. Let us not lose sight of what volunteering is supposed to be. “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” -- Winston Churchill

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Who provoked a school strike? B.C. Views

I made an error in a column two weeks ago about the latest court ruling in favour of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. I referred to an “illegal” strike in 2012, and was quickly reminded that this teacher walkout was sanctioned by the Labour Relations Board. After months of withholding report cards and refusing to meet with administrators, the union went to the LRB to seek permission for a full-scale strike. They got their wish, with authorization under essential services rules for a three-day strike in the first week, and one day a week after that until the end of the school year or a settlement was reached. For the record, the last illegal BCTF strike was in 2005, in defiance of a B.C. Supreme Court order that resulted in a $500,000 fine against the union. That was the same year BCTF lawyers won a split B.C. Court of Appeal ruling allowing teachers to bring political propaganda into classrooms. Two out of three judges decided this was appropriate to preserve their freedom of expression. The authorized three-day strike went ahead in March 2012. Regular readers may recall my reports of students being indoctrinated in classrooms and in some cases sent out as union pickets, and of the strong-arming of unionized govern-

ment office staff here in Victoria to make them join a rally on the legislature lawn. This was the strike that, according to the current media and political narrative, the provincial cabinet conspired to bring about. This notion is central to the Jan. 27 ruling of Justice Susan Griffin that orders the B.C. government to attempt to reconstruct the world of 2001. Government lawyers filed an application with the B.C. Court of Appeal on Friday to suspend parts of this ruling. Imposing Griffin’s terms would cause “irreparable harm to the public interest of unprecedented magnitude,” they said in arguments backed up by a series of affidavits from superintendents who have to keep B.C.’s war-weary public schools running. In Surrey, returning to 2002 conditions would add $40 million to the district payroll in year one. That’s one of 60 school districts. The government’s submission includes affidavits from superintendents around the province on its likely impact. Here’s a partial list: Cancellation of specialty programs for vulnerable youth, construction of portables to meet arbitrary class size restrictions, transfer of some students to other schools, closure of daycare and Strong Start preschool programs to free up space reallocated over the years, layoff of non-teaching staff, and cancellation

of school participation in the international student program. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender have begun to push back against the conspiracy theory that has taken hold, pointing out that when the BCTF finally did get permission to strike, the cabinet of the day acted to prevent it.  Here’s a recap. In late February 2012, nearly 28,000 teachers (90 per cent) voted to go to the full strike allowed by the LRB. The government tabled legislation to impose a cooling-off period with provision for steep fines on the union for any further strike action, and appointed a mediator. This kept schools open, and eventually yielded a two-year deal. In April 2012, the union voted to withdraw all volunteer work by teachers. By this time they had been ordered by the LRB to prepare second-term report cards, in part so students would know if they could apply for post-secondary studies. Once again this mess is before the court of appeal. Perhaps there will be better recognition of the real world this time around. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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We asked: Are you pleased with Canada’s performance at the Olympics?

Yes, because of the sportsmanship we’ve shown, and the caliber of athlete

Yes, they’re off to a great start. They’re doing the Canadian thing, like helping out with the broken ski, and Patrick Chan’s apologizing.

I am please. We’re doing well with the medals.

Abby Sprinkling with Alice Sooke

Chris Lehman Colwood

Rob Willa Otter Point

‘Scurrilous action’ by Liberals Mr. Roberts is completely right.   The government has been disingenuous at best, downright illegal at worst. That fiasco with the BCTF was not negotiation as practised by anyone but those who try do so by intimidation and provocation. It was Corleoneesque lacking only a severed horse’s head.   But why are we surprised? Hasn’t the government lied and cheated about everything from the cost of the Olympics to the sale of BC Rail, from BC Hydro to BC Ferries? From the Convention Centre to the Port Mann Bridge? Do any of you not think Liberals are somehow filling party coffers in underhanded ways? Doesn’t the premier of this province send her son to private school? If she got ill, would she not attend a “special” clinic that quickly and effectively treated the high and mighty? This is an elitist government that cares not an iota for the wellbeing of the people or the rich environment it is charged with protecting. That a judge finally recognized the governments scurrilous actions in that one small way is encouraging but too little and much too late.   The Liberals have already had their way with us for far too long.    

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Drivers not pulling over In recent times I had the necessity of receiving the Sooke ambulance services for two trips to the hospital on two separate occasions. The ambulance driver and assistant were very courteous and professional in caring for my health. My wife as a passenger, with ambulance sirens in place and flashing emergency lights, saw that many drivers of vehicles on the road were not pulling over to let the ambulance through as required by law. The trips being emergency, it was disconcerting and discouraging to have this happen on our roads.    Ted Dever Sooke

Propane price skyrocket A most surprising thing has happened here because of the cold in the east. Propane prices have nearly doubled. Not just for your barbeque, but those who use propane furnaces, and stoves. I

have a great and wonderful stove (AGA) on propane. I had no idea until I recieved my propane bill after the auotmatic fill this morning. My last bill was around $380, from late November, and the one this morning was $640. Wow. Ready to turn off all propane and use.. gulp... Hydro? There has to be another way! Time to sharpen the chainsaw, find a couple of old, downed trees, and where did I put that camping cooking grate? Larry Oram Sooke

Parking inadequate at hotel Reading the last article in the Feb. 12, Sooke News Mirror regarding parking and the hotel can only make me smile and nod. I did go through a lot with parking issues at the Sooke Harbour House, I only have 28 rooms and a small restaurant but I have 77 parking stalls and my hotel is located at the end of a quiet road. So, lets look at the Prestige Hotel: Even before this hotel was built parking was an issue everyone at the District of Sooke was going to completely ignore. Remember the Prestige hotel is located on a very busy highway. For a 122-room hotel

Yes. We had a stronger start than we normally have. It will be interesting to see how we do. It's those fourth place finishes, but being fourth in the world is great if you think about it.

with a large restaurant, two small food service areas, spa, swimming pool and la 300 - 400 seat conference centre only required to have 112 parking stalls and now even less 95 (why?) is something that a five-year-old would know couldn’t work. There is no space around the hotel, no other lot close by that can take the overflow parking. I questioned   this at a council meeting a few years ago and I was only asking where was the staff supposed to park when they come to work? The point is, it is not only the guests staying in the hotel and if fully booked that would mean 122 cars. Add to this the outside patrons to the restaurants and Le Sooke Spa and all of this not even thinking that there is a conference, large wedding, or a fund raising event sponsored by one of the local nonprofit groups in Sooke. The parking on the property beside the Prestige and owned by the community for the public boat launch is often occupied by the patrons of the hotel. (It is land taxpayers in Sooke bought.) On busy fishing days it is not adequate to even have every fisherman and their trailers park there. So, think of what could happen and has happened when we have a fully booked hotel (122) with a con-

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ference   (350+) on a good fishing day (25) with employees working all through the busy day (50 and I am counting low) that means the need for 537 parking spots minimum… Wow, unsolvable problem. The Prestige hotel could possibly give a certain amount of money in lieu of parking, it would be good only for the District of Sooke’s financials but certainly not for the pedestrian who may want to walk along the road or for the other owners of commercial properties that actually had to have a real physical parking stall in place to be allowed to operate their business. Frederique Philip Sooke

Room To Grow — $125,000 Spotless 4 bedroom Manufactured Home in a quiet Family Park. About 1,800 sq ft finished on 2 levels! The home has received extensive upgrades and is in “move in” condition. Convenient to Bus Route, shops and Elementary school. Drive by 32-6947 Grant Road or call Michael at 250-642-6056. More photos at isellsooke.com.

Amazing community Valentines Day is not the same as the neurological brain disease takes the dear heart I love to a different place. Yesterday was an awful day for him, headaches that never

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Sooke residents generous with time, money and donations Expression of gratitute sent to community The Christmas Bureau‘s 2013 campaign was successful through the efforts of many and the generosity of a whole community. With the added support from Santa’s Anonymous, the Bureau was able to not only fill the need for extra food hampers but ensure the “cupboards” of the Sooke Food Bank are full long after the end of the Christmas campaign. A total of $25,134.76 was collected. The value of food collected was estimated at $30,000. Added to that was the grant of $8,000 from the District of Sooke. The Bureau was able to turn over $16,000 to the Sooke Food Bank

from the campaign after expenses. Our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the Sooke Fire Rescue Services, whose presence at Western Foods and Village Food Markets with their “Help Fill a Truck” campaign and their Santa Run throughout the community each year, continues to ensure that the generous people of the area have accessible and enjoyable venues to make their donations on the spot. The Sooke Harbourside Lions worked with the Bureau again this year to deliver toys they had collected through their campaign of Toys 4 Kids, to the families with children who were also recipients of food hampers. The Santa’s

Anonymous once again stepped in to assist with those efforts by providing toys to augment what the Harbourside Lions collected. The Lioness Lions provided support and food to the volunteers during the sorting and distribution days. The joint clubs sent volunteers out to the outlying communities to deliver hampers and toys. Many businesses and organizations donated time, in-kind donations and monies to the Sooke Christmas Bureau. We thank you all! Donations can continue to be made to the Sooke Food Bank, the need, unfortunately, never goes away.

Letters Cont’d from page 9 quit and other things. He opened his eye in the morning and said, “Sorry I didn’t get you a Valentine.” Friends have us over for supper most Fridays and it was such a bad day that I had to phone with regrets. The Fladagers then prepared to bring the whole meal deal supper over to us. Feeling so blessed and loved we were sitting in the front room watching the game shows together. The front door bell rang

and 10 very wonderful young folks with flowers and singing us some love songs. “You are my sunshine” and my dear heart sang it to me as well.   What a special day. Thanks to those thoughtful young folks. A great memory to treasure as the illness progresses. It takes a village to raise a child and help the old folks. We are so blessed to live in this wonderful community. Gaye Patterson Sooke

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NOTICE OF SEWER PARCEL TAX ROLL In accordance with section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the District of Sooke Sewer Parcel Tax Roll is available for inspection at the municipal hall during its regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm commencing February 19th, 2014 to March 7th, 2014. A person who owns a parcel included on the parcel tax roll may request an amendment based on one or more of the following: • there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll • there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel • an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed (section 205(1) Community Charter) A request by the property owner for an amendment must be submitted in writing to the District of Sooke on or before March 7th, 2014. The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel considers the requests. Michael Dillabaugh, CA Director of Finance

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Trevor MacHattie performs with the SPO. Trevor MacHattie is not only an engineer, traveller, hiker, father of three grown daughters, and the husband of a musician, but also the principal cellist of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. The love of music, specifically the cello, emerged both from parental examples of musicianship and hearing the famous cello solo, The Swan, by the composer Camille Saint-Saens, the same musical piece featured in the Tea and Symphony concert held on February 16. At 10-years-of-age he began playing the cello,

becoming involved in his teenage years with the National Youth Orchestra. It was because of a mutual interest in music while Trevor was attending Queens University that he met his wife, Michele. Family and career sidetracked playing music until they arrived in Sooke by choice. The primary factor regarding their relocation from Ontario was the surprise that such a small town as Sooke had a vibrant orchestra directed by an exceptional conductor, the world renowned Maestro Norman Nelson. As principal cellist

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Carter J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2442 Cartwright I 6939 Larkspur Rd. . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2243

Bumstad M 7084 Richview . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-0234

Calder William 5550 Sooke Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3705

Bunting G 6518 Throup Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3866

Caldwell B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7971

Burch John C 4016 Foreman Heights . . . . . .250-642-7136

Callihoo Diane 1972 Kaltasin Rd . . . . . . . . .250-642-1961

Burden Verne J 2293 Galena . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2940

Calvert Lissa 5577 Medberry Close . . . . . .250-642-0627

Burford Lynda bsmnt 2457 Valleyview Pl . . .250-642-3132

Cambell Emily 2394 French N . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6230

Caspersen L 7043 West Coast Rd . . . . . . . .250-642-6425

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Caruthers Marvin & Jennie 1054 Seaside Dr.. . .250-646-2454 Carvalho Joe 117 Invermuir Rd. . . . . . . . . . .250-646-2084 Cashin David 1289 Coppermine Rd . . . . . . .250-642-1322 Cassidy S M 2157 Firwood Pl . . . . . . . . . . . .250-664-6129

onCameron the Dean issues of6700 the proposed & Angela Acreman Pl . . .250-664-7735 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quebec . . . . . . . . . Fax 250-642-2385 Cameron Scott must 3022 Skylark . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6942 ‘Secular Charter’ – we be Pljudged on Burket S & T 6817 Beaton Rd . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3704 Cameron Scott & Sandra 2226 Tara Pl . . . . .250-642-2210 what we do with other people, not how we appear to Burley Brent 8959A West Coast Rd . . . . . . .250-642-0261 Campbell Arnie 2950 Michelson Rd . . . . . . .250-642-3113 other people. It is tribalism, not tolerance, to force Burnett D P 6539 East Sooke . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2519 Campbell Bill 2511 Westview Ter . . . . . . . . .250-642-4492 a uniformity whether hoodies or visible religious Burnette David 2616 Seasideof Jor appearance, Rvr . . . . . .250-646-2504 Campbell Bill 8132 Taylor Pl . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6106 symbols. in Europe ofCampbell the 16th and centuries Burnette David 2616 The Seasidegreat Jor Rvr .wars . . . . .250-646-2641 Charmaine 237417th Cedar Ridge Dr. . .250-642-7591 Burnett Ron 1040 Seaside Dr . . . . . . . . . . . .250-646-2043 Campbell EG & EA 6644 Acreman Pl . . . . . .250-642-7501 included religious identification, and our culture’s concept of Burns tolerance John & Lefley 6859 Bannerout Rd . . .of . . .250-642-3984 Campbell K & J 7863 West Rd . . . . . .250-642-4841 grew the disastrous outcomes of Coast state-forced Burr Brian F 7002 West Coast Rd . . . . . . . .250-642-5025 Campbell Malcolm & Linda 5833 Anderson Cove Rd uniformity of personal belief. If I am afraid that a Sikh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-5095 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7798 policeman with a turban will treat me unfairly because I Burrows Cindy 7081 Maple Park Terr. . . . . .250-642-3715 Campbell Murray 907 Park Heights . . . . . . .250-642-4338 amG 2481 notDriftwood Sikh, .why I be comfortable that907the Burrows . . . . . .would . . . . . .250-642-6560 Campbell Roger Park same Heights Dr . . . . .250-642-6247 person, same treat me fairly if he is Burrows K 2281 Church Hillbeliefs, . . . . . . . . . . will . .250-642-6867 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .forced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6246 Burt Dto . . .remove . . . . . . . . . . the . . . . . .turban . . . . . . . . . . to .250-642-3936 CampbellIfS 290 Becherafraid Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3842 keep his job? I am Burt J because . . . . . . . . . . . the . . . . . .policeman’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2251 CAMPBELL CONSTRUCTION . 250-642-2261 unfair actions, theYATES fault and Burton E L 3 6724 Eustace Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6081 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fax 250-642-0061 the remedy is with him. If I am afraid because of Burton Earl 2112 Winfield Rd . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-0741 Campion Jamie 2196 Otter Ridge. . . . . . . . .250-642-6619 who the policeman is, the fault andCOUNTRY remedyCANINE is with Busetto A 2285 Kemp Lk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4790 SALON me. it is a ‘convenient accident’ Busetto D Jor In Rvr the . . . . . .Quebec . . . . . . . . . . case, . . . . .250-646-2888 3041 Goudie Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-589-1236 Bush David Seagirt Rdof. . . .the . .250-642-2311 that& Michelle some 65forms Sikh, Jewish and Muslim Cannon Arthur 6881 Cinnabar Pl . . . . . . . . .250-642-6053 Bussiere D 8652 West Coast Rd. . . . . . . . . .250-642-4526 CAPITAL COMPUTERS religions require visible religious symbols, but INC.. . . . . . 250-642-3492 Butchart D 2386 French Rd N . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3437 2090for Annasilence. Marie Rd. . . . . . . . . .Fax 250-642-3792 Christianity does not. That is no reason

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Chandler Rose & Bernie 1979 Impala. . . . . .250-642-4642

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Chapple H J 163 6754 Ayre Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7837

Butler Garry Edgar 2386 Poplar . . . . . . . . .250-642-3459

Caravello T 3043 George Lane . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4439

Chapple J Don 5669 Sooke Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-5117

Butler Eric 7487 West Coast Rd. . . . . . . . . .250-642-5503

Carder A C 10911 West Coast Rd . . . . . . . .250-646-2622

Charak P 60 Seagirt Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3664

Butler John & Sherry 2399 Poplar Dr. . . . . .250-642-1996

Knox Carello N PReSbyteRian 4231 Otter Pt. . . . . . ChuRCh . . . . . . . . . .250-642-1934

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101-1857 Keating Cross Rd. . . . .Fax 250-642-5246 Holy Trinity Anglican Church

CASTLE BEER/WINE&LIQUOR STORE 250-642-5055 Catling R & J 105-6585 Country Rd . . . . . . .250-642-2025

Catto D 307 2059 Kaltasin Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4419 Cavan B & S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4752 Cavanagh Kevin 5043 Tara Pl. . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-0175 Cave C & R 7072 Richview Rd . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6607 Cave CL 11 1956 Glenidle Rd. . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3676 Cawley A J 1994A Kaltasin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-5366 C.C.R.R.- CHILDCARE RESOURCES ..........250-642-5152 Chadsey L 2345 King Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4665 Chamberlain Dave fax 5 7021 Grant Rd W 250-642-2984 Chamberlain David 7205 Wright Rd. . . . . . .250-642-2981 Chamberlain Jackie 6833 Beaton Rd. . . . . . .250-642-0118 Chamberlain Mazel 5583 Medberry Close . .250-642-6758 Chamberlain P.E. 1952-Murray Rd . . . . . . . .250-642-3273 Chamberland G 6534 Throup Rd . . . . . . . . .250-642-6511 Chambers Richard 1349 Copper Mine Rd . . .250-642-2328 Chamitoff S 1729 Whiffen Spit . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-6909 Champ Mark & Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2864 Champagne Larry 7213 Austins Pl . . . . . . . .250-642-2978 Chan Jennetta 1604 Harmonys Pl . . . . . . . . .250-642-0848 Chandler Alex and Amanda 6847 Grant W .250-642-2652

hoLy tRinity Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 Butler K 5724 Wisterwood Way. . . . . .SERVICE: . . . .250-642-4020 holY CoMMUNIoN Sunday Butler L B 7555 West Coast Rd . .10am . . . . . . . .250-642-5392 PRAYER: 5pm Butterworth EVENINg R T 7215 Bethany Pl. . Saturday . . . . . . .250-642-7217 The Rev. Howard Jacques Butts Gordon J 2111 Ayum . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7287 www.holytrinitysookebc.org

Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Caron Allison Rd . . . . . Nursery . . . . . .250-642-7062 Parents Room6555 andThroup well equipped

Buxton-Carr C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-4909

Carosella Gordon 6411 Sooke Rd . . . . . . . .250-642-2607

Charpentier Grant 3024 Michelson Rd . . . .250-642-4284

Buxton J 12-7109 West Coast Rd. . . . . . . . .250-642-6173

Carr B M 3432 Otter Pt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7199

Chase B 6835 West Coast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-1709

SooKe baPtiSt Byatt Archie 12-1917 Kaltasin Rd . . . . ChuRCh . . . . .250-642-6170 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424

Byrne E P 7048 Richview Dr. . . .SERVICE . . . . . . . . .250-642-3706 SUNDAY Byrne J 2370 Demamiel Dr. . .youth . . . . . &. . adult . . . .250-642-0140 10:00 am Children, ministries Email Byrne Michael 7046sookebaptistchurch@telus.net Richview Dr . . . . . . . .250-642-2406 www.sookebaptist.com

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Pre-Service Singing Carlson10:15 W &am J 2182 Otter Ridge Dr . . . . . .250-642-3771

St. RoSe of Lima Roman Catholic Parish CarrTownsend Peter DRd. 2058 Charters Rd. . . . . . . .250-642-4424 2191 | 250-642-3945 | Fax:. .778-425-3945 Saturday Mass6480 5pm Cedarview | Sunday Mass, Carrier Andrew Pl .10. .am . . . .778-977-3073 Thursday Mass 10:30 am Carrier Marnie 6480 Cedar View Pl . . . . . . .250-588-0299 Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Carroll P 1 8895 WestWed Coast . . . 1-3 . . . .250-642-4227 OfficeCHours: Tue 12-3 10-12RdThurs Rev. Fr. Michael Favero

Charles Nadine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2075 Charlton E 2063 Kaltasin Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-7479

Chater S W 4805 Sooke Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-3872 Chauvin L 1-7370 Ella Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250-642-2340 Chaytor Bob Upr 2345 French Rd . . . . . . . .250-642-3557 Cheal Todd & Lois 2454 Mountain Hts . . . .250-642-4386

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Feb 18, 2009 Maekawas dance into national spotlight Leapfrogging 11 places in one year is astounding proess in any kind of competition. Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa have made their jump in the glamourous figure skating offshoot of ice dance. Earning a 15th place ranking at last year’s Skate Canada Junior Nationals, the teenage siblings bumped that up to third in the prenovice division in last weekend’s championships at Calgary’s Max Bell Centre. No one who has seen or met the pair could be anything but happy for them. The maturity, dedication and politeness of the Sooke residents show through, complementing their great looks and obvious athletic/artistic flair. Feb 18, 2004 Sooke dancer tapping into US market Michael Boston’s feet are like musical instruments. In his own way, the Sooke 18-year-old tap dances is like revered jazz drummers Gene Krupa or Buddy Rich. In late December, he joined Tap Kids, a Tarrytown New York based company with a touring

show. He currently is an apprentice, but artistic director Lisa Hopkins expects he will soon be a regular and receiving a stipend. Boston spends his time rehearsing and studying at the Broadway Dance Centre. Over the years, he has studied at various studios. But he told the Sooke News Mirror he will always remember where he started. “I’d love to come from a small town and make it big someday.” Feb 17, 1999 Sooke bingo player wins big jackpot B-I-N-G-O spells big dollars for a Sooke woman who won the $20,000 pot last week at Langford Drop In Bingo. Kerry Fedosenko split the winnings with her sister-in-law, with whom she was playing at the Goldstream Avenue hot spot. An excited Fedosenko won the game in 47 numbers. And just what is she going to do with her half of the bingo money? Pay some bills and hopefully take a family holiday next year, she said. Feb 16, 1994 Committee strikes school condom policy

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Steve and amigo back in 2010, obviously cheering on the canadians during the 2010 olympics. They both had on Team canada shirts.

outset of discussions. Students were up in arms last year when they discovered the school board had vetoed condoms without consulting them. Feb 21, 1990 ‘All hell broke loose’ after robber hailed cab A Victoria man who wanted some beer Sunday didn’t let the fact the Sooke liquor store was closed bother him at all. He picked up a metal grocery cart and, before the astonished eyes of passersby, smashed the plate glass window of the store and walked in and helped himself to two cases of beer. Sooke taxi relief driver Ron Smith spotted the man waving to him and pulled over to pick up what he thought was just

Condoms will be available in local high schools if the Sooke school board accepts the recommendations of its condom committee. Composed of parents, trustees, students, district staff health officials and member of Family Forum in the Western Communities, the committee recommended condoms be available in district secondary schools as part of a comprehensive student education health program. The committee shelved a proposal to install condom machines in schools in favour of distribution through counsellors, health officers and peer tutors. Funding for condoms would be the responsibility of individual schools at the

another routine fare. Then, as the saying goes, all hell broke loose. Mr. Smith then saw a “bunch of people running up to me yelling that he had robbed the liquor store and had a gun.” So, he exited the cab. “The next thing I knew, he slid into the

drivers side and roared off,” said Mr. Smith. By this time, the RCMP had appeared on the scene, and were in pursuit of the vehicle. The cab didn’t get very far, not past the Century 21 office, blowing out two front tires. The police pulled alongside and walked around to the passen-

ger side. According to their report, the man “locked the doors. He then opened a bottle of vodka and began drinking.” The Victoria man was charged with breaking and entering, theft, breach of probation, auto theft and failing to stop for police.

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FALL FAIR MARKET Saturday, Feb.22, 10am-3pm Free Admission Sooke Community Hall-Dining Room. Tables $10 Special menu and concession Seedy Saturday event upstairs in main hall Call Candace at 250-474-5771

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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

HOME AND Business for sale at 6666 West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay. Don’t miss out on this once in a life time opportunity to live and work at home on 5 fabulous acres. Call John at 250-514-5646. www.doyleandbond.ca

MALTESE PUPS, adorable vet checked, 1st shots. $500. Males. Call 1(778)421-0668, Pt. Alberni.

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SUITES, LOWER LOWER LEVEL in waterfront home. 2BR, 5 app. Includes hydro, water, garbage. Private entry. Pets considered. Nonsmoking indoors. Avail. April 1st. $1125 per mo. 250-6425972

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FEBRUARY STEEL OF A DEAL 1/4”, 3/8” Plate. Var sizes & widths available. 7 truck loads of Plate still available. Call for lists of loads. 400,000 lbs 1/2” X 4’ wide, Coils Mild Steel 4½” ODx.337 wall & 7” ODx.317 wall x 44’ Pipe. Sea Container - 20’ $1,999 & 40’ $2,199. Call or email for further information or prices. TARGET STEEL & SEA CONTAINER SALES targetterry5@gmail.com 604-792-3434 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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1982 GRAND Prix LJ, only 29 original km on car, 350 4 bolt Vette motor and 350 Turbo trans installed in 1985. Seals done in 2008. A.C. works, New head liner 2014, a true time piece. $5,900 obo. Must Sell. Call Terry 250-478-1426.

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION COLWOOD: UNFURN’D room available, incls all utils, $450. (Avail immed). 250-858-6930.

1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Yokohama tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $2500. Chris, 250595-0370 leave message.

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Well, now they’ve gone and done it. They have accomplished what no other senior boys’ basketball team in Sooke had done. That’s right: The EMCS Senior Boys’ basketball team won the City AAA Regular Season title. “For the first time ever,” said Trevor Bligh, the team’s dedicated coach, was over the moon with pride in the players. “On the evening of Tuesday, February 11, the Senior Boys’ secured the AAA regular season league title for the first time ever, with a 49-45 win over Pacific Christian, in their gym,” reported Bligh. He provided the following details for their season’s finale, a nail-biting game. The game started with EMCS on the defensive, as PCS started the first three minutes of the game with an 8-0 lead. EMCS rebounded with a 17-2 run, and finished the quarter with a four point lead, 20-16. EMCS went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter, holding the pacers to just one basket, for a half time score of 33-18. PCS started the third on a 14-2 run of their own, but EMCS maintained their lead with a narrow margin, of 36-40. In the final quarter, PCS tied it at 43-43 with 3 minutes to play. This is where the Wolverine boys’ hard work and dedication shone. Sean Mckenzie went 1 for 2, and Fraser Campbell went 2 for 2 from the line. Brandon Willson secured the defensive rebound for the win, finishing the game with a narrow margin of 49-45 over PCS. The first place leading scorers were Quinn Yates with 14 points and 14 rebounds, Sean Mckenzie with 15 points, and Fraser Camp-

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Parents of school athletes all know how much time it takes from their children’s studies and social life to play a sport competitively. But often, little is said about the coaches and trainers who contribute, without complaint, the hundreds of hours needed to bring out the best in our kids. This picture exemplifies the dynamic of coaching to players to bring out the best possible result. The Sooke EMCS AAA Boys won the South Island AAA Championship Tuesday night, the first time Sooke has won this title. Coach Trevor Bligh and his staff have been volunteering season after season, and it has brought out a desired result. Thank you coaches and volunteer staff for all you do to enhance our kids life experiences, day after day, year after year. Glenn Dickie, an appreciative parent bell with 11. Scott Dickie and Brandon Willson combined for 11 points and 12 rebounds. On the day of the win, Bligh was quick to post the win on Facebook. “2014 AAA boys regular season champs!” he wrote, “First time in my 22 years with the program!! Credit to players...And my wife!!!” Coaching at EMCS since 1996, this group of players has been with Bligh since they were first dribbling in Grade nine. While he has impacted their skills with training and practice, Bligh is quick to put the success at the feet of the players themselves. “To what do the boys owe their success? Hard work,” Bligh responded to an inquiry. “Hard

work, and the level of respect that they have for each other. They actually restrain from personal goals and strive for team success.” Grade 12 player Quinn Yates echoes the camaraderie the players have, saying that his passion for the game is largely driven by “the camaraderie that comes along with spending so much time with the same group of people both on and off the court. I’ve never played high school basketball with such a close group of guys.” Balancing school and the dedication required to become a basketball contender requires a unique skill set. Hard work, says Yates, adding that “the only

people that can understand the amount of effort it takes to balance the two, are the people that go through it themselves.” While coach Bligh acknowledges his passion and years of dedication given over to coach (except for one year, he’s been coaching since 1996), he applauds the every-growing talent the EMCS senior boys bring to the court. “I do the same thing every year. That is a constant. The variable is the players.” And what do the players bring to the court that contributed to their success this year? “There’s no easy way to become good,” reflects Yates,” it takes a large amount of dedication from both the coaches, trainers and players.” In considering how far the players in the team have come along, Bligh reflects, “The team’s biggest growth to date is probably their ability to break full court pressure, and their control of emotions.” What this last win means — which clinched their lead in winning the regular season — is that Sooke will play host to the city championships for the first time. Ever. EMCS will face the Parklands on Friday February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in their EMCS home court. The city finals will be the following night at 7:30 p.m. The outcome of these games will determine seeding for the Vancouver Island championships in Nanaimo, that take place on the weekend of February 27 to March 1. EMCS has a guaranteed spot in the Island Championships, a ranking only achieved four times since 1989 (1994, 1998, 2002 and now, 2014). In the earlier four years, EMCS made the Islands as the fourth seed team. This year, they are guaranteed a minimum of fourth, with hopes and expecta-

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Team members are Grade 11 Lucas Blatchford (6’1) Scott Dickie (6’8) Abe Lamontagne (6’4) Harry Leblanc (5’11) Charlie Richardson (6’0) Taylor Sulzen (6’2) Grade 12 Fraser Campbell (6’1) Sean Mckenzie (6’2) Jonah Phillip (6’0) Brad Tajano Smith (5’11) Brandon Willson (6’3) Austin Willson (6’5) Quinn Yates (6’4) Jon Zoey (5’7) The teams supports are Head coach: Trevor Bligh Assistant and associate coaches: Kyle Percival, Chris Shankar and atthew Payne Manager: Peter Chlopan tions to be first after this coming weekend. The accomplishment of winning the regular season in first place will, hopes Yates, be repeated in the years that follow. “I feel proud to be a part of the team that has done this for Edward Milne. I’m glad we’re the first (to win the seasonal),” reflects Yates, “but I have faith we won’t be the last.” The Wolverines are hoping to pack the gym to capacity on Friday night, “Normally, the AAA boys charge at the gate,” said Bligh. “We will not.” This is the first time that the finals will be held in Sooke, and Bligh is hoping to pack the gym. To encourage attendance, the event will be free to all. Come on out and cheer on the boys in their fabulous success this Friday. Win or lose, they are already Sooke champions.

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It’s so easy to think that people from a small town would have a more laid back attitude and a small town approach when it comes to international events. But nothing could be farther from the truth for Carl Scott, the head sensei of the Sooke Martial Arts Association, where they teach Shotokan karate. Don’t let his young looks fool you: he’s older on the inside than he looks on the outside, and has accumulated decades of experience. This youthful 39-year-old achieved his first degree blackbelt in 1991, and after a few years leave, he obtained his second degree in 2008. Just last year, he completed his third degree. His most recent karate success was placing in the top 10 in two categories, at his recent jaunt out to the National Blackbelt League (NBL) Super Grands World Games, which happened in Charleston, South Carolina from December 26-31, 2013. Scott placed

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Left, Carl Scott in action and on the right with his sixth place certificate and ribbon. Below, karate students work out. tle bit of an eye opener, being a little karate club in a little town on the west coast of Canada, that the rest of the world has something to offer,” said Scott, referring to the notion that there’s a bigger, better world “out there.” “But it’s neat to be able to go and see those tournaments and watch that competition, and realize when you come back here that anybody in our club … (is) pretty much on par.” Time and practice makes a champion, maintains Scott, not the size of a town. That, and Scott is quick to boast about the level of the Sanseis they have teaching at SMAA. The Super Grands are

naments with a ranking system for blackbelts and under blackbelts and are the only international sport karate leagues based upon a series of open tournaments culminating with a year end championship, the Super Grands World Games.” The 2013 Super Grands Facebook event page confirms the prestigious nature of the competitions. “With its history as the most prestigious sport karate event in the world, Super Grands World Games XXIV will again attract the best sport karate contenders to compete for the 120 officially recognized blackbelt world

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9th in the 18+ point sparring karate division, and 6th in the men’s middleweight division. “It’s single round point fighting, unlimited points. Two minute fights. They are fast fights,” said Scott. Games get called if there’s more than a 10 point spread. In most fights, there’s usually two or three points between the two competitors. “They’re generally pretty tight, especially at that level.” Scott estimated he did between 18 and 20 fights in one day. It was a double elimination system, “which means that once you loose two fights, you are out of that division.” He used to get the butterflies at competitions. That’s normal, he says. But these days he has come to rely on his skills. “I’ve done a lot of tournaments over the years,” he said. “I’m confident in my abilities, and I don’t necessarily go in with huge expectations.” He tries to make a point of not getting too nervous. One thing that helps him stay calm is his MP3 player; another, is scoping out the competition. If you know who you are up against, you can learn a bit about them when you watch them warm up. And, when you may have as many as 40 minutes between fights at a competition, scoping out the competition can be a very useful way to fill the time. And, it can keep you focussed. “Pay attention to what’s going

on,” he advised. When asked what he likes about karate, Scott was quick to answer. “The fitness part of it, the discipline part of it. I’ve had very good success in some tournaments I’ve done over the years, so that’s always a good motivator,” he responded. “Endless learning possibilities. There’s so many branches to martial arts.” Just recently, in fact, SMAA has brought a third degree blackbelt kobudo (weapons) instructor on board, who travels in from Victoria once a month to teach. And he’s not keeping all that success, growth and drive to himself. Students at the SMAA fare rather well, a fact that was showcased in recent out-of-town tournaments. “We did a big tournament in Port Alberni last year,” said Scott. “There (were) 11 students that went to Port Alberni. We brought 23 medals home. That was neat.” There were over 100 students at the tournament, so SMAA represented over 10 per cent of competitors. Scott is firmly anchored in Sooke. “I was born in Hazelton, but I’ve been in Sooke my whole life.” Besides being the Head Sensei at SMAA, he also owns and operates Sooke Centre Auto repair and, together with his wife Dawne (who alerted Sooke News Mirror to the world class success of her husband), raises their two boys. “I have a 10 month old, and a three-and-a-half-yearold.” Busy, successful and

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Our COmmunity Seedy Saturday: Planting seeds for posterity The catch phrase “Seedy Saturday” refers to a public grassroots seed swap that allows gardeners of all levels of interest and degrees of experience to trade heritage seeds. In other words, it’s an opportunity to get genetically unmodified seeds by the fistful. For it’s fifth year now, the Sooke Region Food CHI will be hosting Sooke’s Seedy Saturday. It will be held at the Sooke Community Hall on February 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-friendly day will feature a seed exchange and trading table, a diverse range of seed and plant vendors, local wild harvesters and food artisans, information from local non-profits working to enhance food security and tons of educational displays featuring information on everything

from composting to bees to the history of farming in our region. “Seedy Saturdays are very popular with new and experienced gardeners, alike.” said Jessica Boquist, Food CHI member. “Coming to the Sooke event ensures that locals are buying seeds or starters from plants that have proven successful in our climate. This is probably the most gardeners you will find, under one roof, all year. The networking is amazing with a wide variety of skills and experience among our participants.” Local farmer, Mary Alice Johnson said, “It is wonderful that we have so many Seedy Saturdays in our region, and Sooke is an excellent addition. These events started in Victoria and have spread across the country. Seedy Saturdays have allowed

‘Coming to the Sooke event ensures that locals are buying seeds or starters from plants that have proven successful in our climate.’ --Jessica Boquist Food CHI member

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Seedy Saturday brings area growers, farmers and neighbours together to swap and purchase seeds and plants. many small seed companies to grow, and more are starting each year. They offer wonderful varieties – varieties from immigrant

grandparents or world travels, or varieties from neighbours who have a great tomato or broad bean that they have been growing out

for decades.” The Sooke Fall Fair folks will be hosting a healthy lunch downstairs as well as their monthly market which

includes a bake table, crafts, plants, canning and much more. This year is the International year of Family Farms and the Sooke Fall Fair theme is “Celebrating the Family Farm.” Sooke Fall Fair is happy to be a part of Seedy Saturday to promote and support family farms in the region. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested), and door prizes and raffles add to the fun of this event. Whether you have been planting for 50 years or this is your

first season, whether you have a farm or small pots in your window sill; whether you want to grow a butterfly garden or grow food for your family or for sale, start your season with a visit to Sooke’s Seedy Saturday. Registration is still open to vendors, and additional volunteers are still needed. Please visit www. sookefoodchi.ca or contact email Mary Alice Johnson at seedysaturday@gmail.com or 250-642-3671 for more information.

A Taste of BC whet the appetite for local foods

Britt Santowski photos

Susan Feil nyikes and Carole Christie of Little Vienna Bakery with samples of their offerings. thetaste of BC was held at EmCS and included samplings of wine, craft beers and appetizers from Sooke’s eateries.

Dave Evans and Garrath morgan from the Stick pour some samples of java.

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Leah taylor with a tray of goods from the Stickleback. the taste of BC was a major fundraiser for the Sooke Harbourside Lions. money raised goes to a number of charities on the Lions’ roster.

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The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel. Clockwise from left: Lynda Fisk, Mary Widmer and Janet Evans enjoying a sunfilled trip to Jamaica with their local paper; Carl, Russ and Troy Urlacher in Ricon de Guayabitos, Mexico; Dave Ames was serving in Afghanistan mentoring Sayed Merzahi standing in front of the bone yard in Kabul; Carole Whittaker in the Sagguaro Desert. Thailland seemed to be fa avourite place to take the Sooke News Mirror. Colleen and Wayne Woods in Thailand atop an elephant. Colleen just retired and this was in celebration. Ingrid Johnston and her cousin in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in Jan 2014. Send your travel photos to: editor@ sookenewsmirror along with a description, and we will publish as space permits.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in Sooke Region for Research in Physical Activity

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WHAT IS THE STUDY ABOUT? We are studying the effectiveness of Group Medical Visits in promoting health and physical activity in older adults. We will also address issues related to physical activity and falls prevention. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IF · You are 70 years of age or older, men and women welcome · You are able to attend Group Appointments at the West Coast Family Medical Clinic (Sooke) · You are community-dwelling and able to walk (with or without a walking aid) · You understand and speak English or have a translator to attend with you · You have had at least one fall in the previous 12 months (with or without injury). BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING · Free Exercise classes! · You will learn how to be safer, more physically active, and enjoy life more. · A chance to develop new friends and a richer support network. · Contribute to needed research and knowledge generation. TO PARTICIPATE OR TO GET MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

bArb MillWArd in Sooke at 250-519-5295 or by email barbara.millward@viha.ca This study is part of Exercise is Medicine BC. Exercise is Medicine BC is funded by a grant from the BC Ministry of Health and being developed through a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility.

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Magician in Sooke to entertain students

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James Hanson performs magic at Sooke elelmentary school on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Magician James Hanson is coming to Sooke. Well actually, world-renowned and Vancouver Magician of the year (2012) is coming to Sooke elementary school. On Thursday, February 20 he will entertain his nephews Matthew and Kyle, their school mates, parents, teachers and staff. Show time is 1 to 2 p.m. A non-perishable food donation at boxes in the school is being requested for the Sooke Food Bank. Let’s feed Sooke with some great entertainment!

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he Edward Milne Community School Society (the folks who run all of the community programs) is embarking on a fundraising campaign in order to replace some of the aging equipment at the Sooke Community Theatre. First up in what they hope will be a series of fundraisers is a Mamma Mia SingAlong.   For those of you who want to get out and relive the 70’s or have an awesome afternoon of fun and music this event will be an afternoon of audience participation fuelled by the greatest hits from the super group ABBA and the film version of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia. Do you remember Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper, Knowing Me, Knowing You and a whole lot of other songs? Come to a fun-filled family fundraiser for the Sooke Community Theatre - 1 p.m. matinee, Sunday, February

You won’t get this crew at EMCS on February 23, but you will get a whole lot of Sooke and area people singing along to their favourite music from the 1980s. It’s all about fun and fund raising for Sooke’s community theatre. 23. Community School Co-Coordinator Ebony Logins came up with the idea. “I attended a sing along done with the Sound of Music and it was one of the most fun theatre events I had ever attended,”  she said. Theatre Coordinator,

Thom Southwood said, “Much of the equipment that provides lights and sound in the theatre for our community users has reached the point where it needs to be replaced.  We, along with some of our community partners, have already replaced the sound board and the main projector this

past year.  “The programs office has enlisted the help of some well-known Sooke performers to host the event including Bernie Rattlefinger,  Marjorie Baskerville and Lisa McCormack.” Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and will be available at the EMCS pro-

gram office, Shoppers Drug Mart, and the Stick in the Mud. For more information please call the EMCS program office at 250642-6371.  Bring your favourite old pair of platform shoes or your big hair wig and a blast from the past evening with ABBA.

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Housing is a fundamental human need, yet here in Victoria, the high cost of living, often paired with health or social factors, can put this basic necessity out of reach for many.  For the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, that’s simply not acceptable. The Coalition’s mission is to end homelessness by 2018, so that all people facing homelessness in Greater Victoria will have access to safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing, with support if they require it. “We understand that people will continue to experience homelessness in our community due to economic, health or other reasons outside of their control,” says Andrew Wynn-Williams, executive director of the Coalition. “Our goal is to prevent homelessness where we can and shorten the time people experience it.” A partnership of all levels of government, service providers, business members, the faith community, post-secondary institutions and private citizens dedicated to ending homelessness in Greater Victoria, the key to the Coalition’s success will be its ability to bring partners and organizations together to build affordable housing, supportive housing and create additional rental supplements. 

How urgent is the need?  The Housing and Homelessness in Greater Victoria report identified some of the myriad needs facing the Capital Region. Beyond the lack of available housing for those with low incomes, the report also identified a shortage of supportive housing for those with complex needs. In one year, 1,617 unique individuals accessed Greater Victoria’s emergency shelters, yet even this does not reflect all of those in need. During the Coalition’s February ‘point in time’ count exploring how many people sought, on that one night, temporary accommodations such as emergency shelters, transitional houses, budget motels and hotels, the number totalled 1,170. Further, 1,545 applicant households in Greater Victoria currently

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Sooke News Mirror, February 19, 2014