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Taxes in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area are going up, but not a lot. Usually the increases are 2 per cent or less, this year it may be a 3 per cent increase, depending on which area you live in. “It’s a very modest increase in the Juan de Fuca, there’s nothing left to cut,” said Hicks. Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks said he has pared expenses down as much as possible but, with the structure of the Capital Regional District (CRD), he has no choice in some line items in the draft budget. Hicks stated that JdF property owners are indirectly taxed through CRD staff for sewer. He said the folks in Esquimalt are just now getting the shock value of the “sewage debacle.” “They’re going to be in for bit of a shock,” said Hicks. “We don’t get big surprises.” All of the communities in the JdF pay a basic amount to the CRD. This includes such line items as: Legislative & General Government up slightly by $1,356; Regional Parks Acquisition up $6,175; Noise Control up

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$8,137; Building Inspection up $2,705; Electoral Area Admin Exp - JdF up $10,100; Grants in Aid - Jdf up $16,650 with JdF Economic Development Commission down $16,779; Electoral Area ServicesPlanning (elections) is up $31,738. The total change is 3.06 per cent. When asked why the Electoral Area Services - Planning has gone up, Hicks stated, “Democracy is not free.” Meaning it costs to run elections for the Advisory Planning Commission and Land Use Committee, which are bonafide elections. He said the Electoral Area Administration Expenses went up because he set up a rainy day fund which he hopes he will never use. Hicks said in the past he used it to get signs made, engineer-

ing costs to move the Port Renfrew library and other things that are “out of the box” necessities for the JdF that do not fit into the service budget. One large expense in the 2014 draft budget is the new East Sooke Fire Hall, with an increase to that line item rising by $278,667. Increases were also made to the Shirley Fire Protection ($25,718), the Otter Point Fire Protection ($11,064), Port Renfrew Fire Protection ($10,706). Hicks said Shirley’s requisition is going up because they are putting aside money for a future new fire hall. Some line items on the 2014 draft budget went down slightly. Hicks said the overall assessments have gone down for property owners. The average assessment in 2014 is $388,851 down from $396,046 in 2013. “We’re pretty fugal,” said Hicks. There are approximately 5,500 people living in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area which encompasses the area from Otter Point to Port Renfrew, and also includes the geographically separate communities of East Sooke, Malahat and Willis Point.

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Mary Wolfe plays the harp at Appetite for Art, a new venture for the Sooke Fine Arts Show Society, held on Saturday, March 8 at the Prestige.

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year. Volunteer groups would be able to set up to recruit new volunteers and members. The committee will be holding an information meeting for all those interested in being a part of Evening Market on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Museum Services Building. A discussion on all aspects of the market will take place.

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It’s a take over! — albeit a friendly one. The Sooke Lions Club has stepped up to the plate and has offered to coordinate and put on the Canada Day cel-

ebrations on July 1. “We were asked if we would be interested and we agreed to take it on,” said Lorne Christensen, Lions Club member and one of the Canada Day organizers, along with Lion Al Beddows.

Plans are beginning to take shape and Christensen states that most of the favourite activities people are used to will remain. “We working on a logging show and great musical entertainment. We’re lined up Phoenix, Elvis Live! and others.” Expect the fireworks put on by the Sooke Fire Department, Canada Day birthday cake, games for kids and food galore. The Lions Club is seeking participants, sponsors and vendors and has taken over the

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Canada Day website which will be updated soon. “We’re looking forward to it, very much so,” said Christensen. “It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it.” Christensen is cochairing the Canada Day committee with Al Beddows. For more information on the Canada Day celebration, contact Lorne or Al at 778-425-4420, fax 778-425-4438 or email: busdir@shaw.ca. The Sooke Lions Club has 40 members and has been serving

Sooke since 1965. They hold their meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Eustace Road. Their activities include: the Hard Times Dance, Santa’s Breakfast, Kid’s Swim program, Poker Run, Camp Shawnigan, Cops for Cancer, RCMP Musical Ride. They maintain the local cemetery and are involved in many other community events.

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Nominations are now being accepted from the general public. Open to all Sooke businesses. Nomination Forms & Drop-boxes at: Prestige Hotel, StonePipe Grill, Little Vienna Bakery, TD Bank, Village Food Markets, Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce.

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amendments made to zoning bylaw to limit medical marijuana production facilities

Up Sooke Co-housing info day The informaTion session on how to get involved in harbourside Cohousing. meeT members, see design plans, get updates and learn what cohousing is all about. The session Takes place on sunday, march 16 at 1 p.m. sharp at 6660 horne rd. in sooke. rsVP: info@harbourside.ca or check the website at: www.harbourside. ca.

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The Sooke Skating Club season’s finale was performed at SEAPARC on Thursday, March 6. Skaters of all ages took to the ice to showcase their skills to a full house.

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“sPunky” a.k.a. Ch Lasair’s Just my style CGn, a sheltie owned by maureen kitt won best of breed at the Vic City dog show in Duncan at the beginning of march. spunky is a bouncy sheltie many meet on walks at Whiffin spit.his two litter mates and younger brother all received recognition.

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Thumbs Up To The oPeninG of arranwood road which connects ecole Poirier to Church road. The bottleneck is gone.

CounCil BRiEfS Pirjo Raits

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At the regular council meeting on March 10, the following agenda items were dealt with. In the public question and comment period Derek Lewers came forward and asked about the progress on the “free” communications vehicle the district received. The work on it was to be done by volunteers and it was learned it was a much bigger job than anticipated. Lewers said the district was told it was well-maintained but leaks, mould and other needed repairs were discovered. He was worried the district would start “sucking money into a 33-year-old vehicle and requested a cost update. Bylaws • Council adopted Bylaw 582, Delegation Amendment Bylaw, which delegates power to staff as to property

frontage requirements. • Council adopted Bylaw 589, Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw which will allow the district to borrow money in anticipation of revenue. Reports requiring action • Council endorsed a grant application and became an eligible applicant for a Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant being submitted by Sooke Region CHI. • The Sooke Lions Club will receive the $4,000 Canada Day grant to organize the July 1 celebration. • Tax impacts will be distributed across all property classes for 2014 property taxes. • Council received for information the 213 Budget to Actual Analysis and additional information will be available at the next council meeting. • Two notices of motion were brought forward. Councillor Maja Tait asked for a

written update as to the status of the proposed horse shoe court and the dog park. Coun. Herb Haldane asked for a copy of the building permit, development permit and the stormwater management plan for the Royal Lepage/Halgren and Faulkner property to establish responsibility for drainage issues on our right of way on Atherly Close.

Sooke needn’t worry about a huge rush of applications for medical marijuana facilities in the district, but just in case, bylaws are being amended. At District of Sooke council on March 10, council gave second reading to zoning amendment Bylaw 582. The amendments were made because staff became aware of properties in the district which have a medical marijuana facilities listed as principal permitted uses. Some of these properties are in settled areas such as Whiffin Spit Road and Otter Point Road. Initially zoning would have allowed medical marijuana production facilities (MMP) in RU1 to 5 zones as well as industrial zones. Changes would not allow MMP facilities in RU5 zones. The Agricultural Land Commission states they do not consider marijuana to be much different agriculturally speaking, than any other crop. And see no problem with it

within the Agricultural Land Reserve. The changes to Bylaw 582 would amend the definition of horticulture to exclude MMP facilities, provide a definition for MMP and would add MMP facilities as a principal permitted use to industrial zones. MMP facilities licenced by the federal government will be allowed in an industrial zone or on ALR land in a rural zone. Any zoning the district puts in place can be trumped by the ALC, said planner Gerard LeBlanc. Acting Mayor Kerrie Reay stated she was concerned council would be opening the door to MMP facilities in places you really wouldn’t want them to be. Concerns were raised in the fire department referral as to hazardous materials, access in the face of heavy security at facilities and need for water in case of fire. Councillor Herb Haldane said marijuana grow operations are already in the neighbourhood. “These aren’t meth labs, it’s marijuana and they are using fertilizers same as for toma-

toes,” said Haldane. “They’re not cooking things up in the bathtub. There’s a demand for this because of health issues, cancer issues.” Currently the federal government has licenced only seven MMP facilities across the country. Haldane said he didn’t see MMP facilities as being a big issue here. “We’re going to have to start being more liberal and open-minded,” said Haldane. A public hearing will be scheduled for Bylaw 582 where residents can have their questions answered. There is a MMP facility being proposed in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, specifically in the industrial park off Otter Point Road. Council was asked to respond as a referral agency and it was agreed the district’s interests are not affected by proposed zoning bylaws in the Juan de Fuca EA. Councillor Rick Kasper stated he fully supports the actions they take in their jurisdiction. Council agreed.

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What exactly is the industrial base of Sooke? There once was an answer to that. An article by Sooke historian Elida Peers (“Where the rain forest meets the sea,” posted on the Sooke district website) presents a long history of logging and fishing. The article concludes with the ominous line, “Until a decade ago, it was the harvesting of the rainforest that built the economy of the district, and fed the coffers of the province.” Which begs the question, what sustains Sooke’s economy, now and into the future? Sooke’s 2011 Official Community Plan presents us as a “bedroom community” for Victoria. Some, like Ken Stratford, have a vision of Sooke being a hub for telecommuters. Hope — in and of itself — will not bring about economic change to the greater Sooke region. Maybe what is needed is a serious shake-up, a radical rethinking of what Sooke can offer. One individual offering an alternative framework is Sooke’s Michael Clouser, who is in the beginning throes of exploring an entrepreneur’s incubator here in Sooke.

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“Incubation is a process that provides a framework of support to help entrepreneurs build business and social organizations that are profitable and sustainable,” explained Clouser. Clouser knows business. Currently an associate faculty member at Royal Roads, his bio reads, “He was the CEO of Cornell-affiliated Student Agencies Incorporated in Ithaca, New York. Run by students, the firm had 14 operating companies, $20 million in real estate assets, an incubator, and student venture fund.” He was also involved in establishing TechCube, an incubator in Edinburgh. “I helped start TechCube in Edinburgh,” said Clouser. “It’s a mixed arts and technology incubator near the University of Edinburgh.” Clouser said incubators help nurture businesses through start-up and often launch their success. “An incubator helps nurture start-up companies and/or notprofit organizatons get

through the very early stages of life which are the most difficult and where the prospect of death is very apparent, since most startup ventures fail. An incubator may have physical space associated with it, or not. Either way it provides business advisory support, management guidance, educational programs, mentor networks, and other resources. It helps the founders and early management teams of ventures with strategy

committed to food production and sustainability. Ideally, the space would be centrally located, accessible on foot or by bicycle. “It would help create jobs, eventually, that could be sustaining for the community, instead of being a bedroom community.” Clouser believes everybody has some form of creativity. “An incubator gives them the space to create,” allowing them to make

‘Incubators help nurture businesses through start-up and often launch their success.’ --michael clouser academic entrepreneur

and the acquisition of resources to grow as well.” Clouser’s vision for an incubator in Sooke is one with three “verticals,” or areas of concentration, tapping into some of the core strengths of the community: Arts, technology, and food production. It’s codename, for now, is “SookeSpace.” “Eventually, the vision is to have a space, a physical location, with probably various wings to the building for two things mainly. One is for creativity and a space where you can make things. And another one is about excelaration and incubation of new organizations.” He is also passionately

a living from their passion, be it in the arts, in business, or in the garden. At the project’s end, he envisions a 40,000 square foot building (built in segments, up and out) that offers start-ups a reduced rent and access to key startup resources like fundraising and resource acquisition expertise. There would be an expectation of startups benefitting from the incubation centre to give back to to the community to youth and senior through volunteerism. Examples can include things like education and training. To get there, he will need a core team of five to six people who share the vision. He already has a few peo-

ple in mind. Clouser is currently engaged in pre-incubation conversations with a number of entrepreneurs in Sooke, and is looking for others who might be interested. He is also engaged in discussions with the three postsecondary educational institute in our midsts: Royal Roads, University of Victoria, and Camosun College. To reach Michael Clouser, email michael. clouser@gmail.com According to the Canadian Association of Business Incubation (cabi.ca), an incubator is a start-up hub “engaged in business incubation and economic development, dedicated to supporting the growth of new and emerging businesses.” A Forbes article (“Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail”) states that 80 per cent of all new business ventures fail. Entrepreneur Incubators reverse those numbers. CABI states, “The average survival rate of companies in Canada that go through business incubation has been shown to be higher than 80% after five years.” Entrepreneurial incubation is not new. The first U.S. incubator was founded in New York in 1959 by Joseph Mancuso. According to the National Business Incubation Association there are over 7,000 business incubators world wide. And, if it chooses to accept the mission, Sooke can help that number go up a notch.

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This 2BR, 2BA Rancher features 1153sqft plus a double garage. Features include a large ensuite bath, a cozy electric fireplace in the LR and a great, fenced backyard with patio. The property is at the end of the cul-de-sac offering privacy and further yard development. Being offered well below assessed value. TLC is required but would be well worth your effort. Being sold as is, where is, this home would make a great starter, downsize or revenue maker. $269,900 MLS® 331094

What a great opportunity to buy. Great value. Ocean front complex, recently renovated. New roof, windows, sliders, decks, railings, and paint. The unit, also newly upgraded with new Kitchen, Bathroom, floors, doors, trim, and high-end appliances. Great starter, retirement, or vacation home. Quiet neighbourhood, just steps to the beach, close to bus transportation. This unit is on the Victoria side of Sooke and less than 20 minutes to Langford. Call now to view. $159,900 MLS® 332525

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Jolympics and other great things at Journey Kiana Swift

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Journey was filled with energetic students on February 28, 2014. The leadership exploratory organized this entertaining event called the Jolympics, in celebration of the 2014 Olympics. It wouldn’t be the Olympics without hockey though. A trip to SEAPARC filled our hockey needs in the Olympics as we watched our own students play while munching on popcorn. Teams were organized randomly and were assigned to our hardworking teachers. Then countries were selected aimlessly for each team. Once everything was organized, all the students went to their teachers’ class room to discuss the Jolympics and what sports each student would do. After all the hard work and planning, finally the games began. It was like Mother Nature knew we were having Jolympics, because once the games began the sun was shining so bright and the weather

was perfection. There was so much energy that day, each team was ready to play and to win. Sportsmanship was key, and it shone throughout the games. Spirit was evident in all the bathrooms, face paint was everywhere! Some people even went as far as covering their whole face and arms with paint. It just goes to show that Journey doesn’t lack enthusiasm. The day was full of ski-jumping, biathlons, the luge, cheers and many more activities. It was a great day for everyone. Athletics at Journey have always thrived competitively. The natural athletes we have at our disposal have always been an advantage. When it comes to volleyball season we tend to destroy the opposition. Our volleyball season has just finished. The players were very committed to their teams; off season practices were in the mornings starting at 7:30 a.m., two to three days a week. Practices were always filled with enthusiastic, ready to play, students. Not to mention the end-

less planning for our committed teachers/ coaches. Big thanks to Mr. Dunbar, Mrs. Mackinnon, Mr. McCrae, and Mrs. Stewart. We couldn’t do it without you guys! Thanks to all our parents and

families who came out to our Celebration of Learning last Thursday evening. We were treated to the Journey Band, Journey Strings, Journey Rock’n’Roll Band, a Fashion Show and French Café.

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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. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Today is the DEADLINE for the annual Chamber business excellence awards. 250-642-6122 for info.

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Sunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome. Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. SHIRLEY BOOK SALE Ooh La La! Shirley Community Hall, noon to 5 p.m., gently used and affordable books.

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 250-642-0789 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Short mat bowling 1 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m. ns; Spring break begi gins St. Patrick’s day be — and ends.

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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 Dominos 10 a.m. Ladies Darts 12 noon. Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. NASCAR 7 p.m. TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520. PUBLIC ADVISORY PANEL Community Health and Social Issues. 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Info 250642-1634.

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ostly we ordinary folk don’t get to shape a community, but Jordan River was different, it had a man called Duncan Irvine Walker, an engineer, and his wife Katherine Maynard, a daughter of the distinguished photographer Hannah Maynard. The young couple was married in Victoria in 1907. Charged with responsibility for developing a hydro-electric system to supply power to Victoria, superintendent “D I” Walker arrived in Jordan River by coastal steamer in 1908. It was the vast watershed of the Jordan, encompassing Jordan Meadows and Bear Creek Valley that offered sufficient water resources to power the needs of south Vancouver Island. The enterprise began as VI Power Company, a subsidiary of BC Electric. After 1,000 men were employed to build dams, a 3-ft gauge inclined cable car railway, a sawmill, a five and ¼ mile open wooden flume, and a 341 foot long powerhouse, the first electricity reached Victoria on September 10, 1911. The old powerhouse still stands among the alders a few hundred

Company town. He encouraged facilities for sports, including basketball, tennis and badminton. By 1920 he’d even established an orchestra playing to Saturday night dance crowds, a little oasis of revelry at the end of a winding gravel road. With the drama of the massive power operation, the range of fine homes that stood in the town during the 1920s to 1950s and the social events led by the town’s leading couple, Jordan River attracted not only Canada’s viceregal pair, Lord and Lady Willingdon, but many other guests from afar. In 1935 “D I” built the Jordan River Hotel, a social centre until lost to fire in 1984. This era, like others in an ever-changing economy, is seen no more. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

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Superintendent D.I. Walker, his wife Katherine and sons Albert “Bunny” and Robert. yards off Highway 14 as you reach Jordan River. Today, stripped of its turbines, its generators and transformers, it is a sad and lonely reminder of the glory days when the power plant lit up a city. It took a woman of pioneering spirit to join her husband in the primitive circumstances. Katherine was the daughter of Hannah Maynard, a woman who created her own niche and gained an international reputation in a relatively new field – photography – and in a male-dominated society, at that. For Katherine Walker, raising her five children in a relatively inaccessible pioneer community meant drawing on resources

she would have come by naturally with her mother’s example. When dynamite blasting took place at the site and the Walker family was in tents on the beach, we’re told she placed an enamel dishpan as protection over her baby son’s head. Believing that happy families produced good employees, “D I” gave great leadership to the

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The slow erosion of democracy Oh those pesky expenses. Eyebrows were raised when Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks claimed $600 in expenses for gas while the new services building was being built. Big deal. If all the elected representatives claimed such a small amount all of our communities would be in better shape. I can’t even imagine who made a big deal out of it, considering all the work the elected do for free. There was a comment made about the new proposed four-year terms for local government. It appears the term was decided by the elected and a resolution was passed at the Union of BC Municipalities, and the public doesn’t really get any say in this. Are four-year terms a good thing or a bad thing? Projects will stand more of a chance of getting completed and the elected will get more knowledgeable. Time will tell, but it is similar to elected officials voting themselves a pay raise kind of self-serving. If it was a democratic decision like they say, then they would have let the public decide. It seems more and more of our democratic rights are being eroded and we barely notice. Too often decisions are made without public consultation. The public is good for one thing for sure and that is paying taxes. Medical marijuana production is making headlines all over the place but the issuing of licences to grow and distribute are few and far in between. There is still the old notion among some that “reefer madness” will prevail but in reality things won’t be much different than now. There will be fewer mom and pop grow ops and mortgage helpers, but at least the grow ops will be known to police, security and location will ensure public safety. It is typical though, that the government takes over a thriving industry without much public input and leaves the little guy high and dry.

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Forget issues, pass the muffins B.C. Views Proceedings here at the B.C. legislature were briefly thrust into the spotlight last week, firing up the radio talk shows and twitter feeds. No, it wasn’t the B.C. Liberal government forcing through legislation to allow industrial “research” for things like pipeline routes in provincial parks, or the debate on sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasn’t the teacher strike vote, as the scripted motions of that ritual combat are well known to weary parents. It was muffins. More specifically, “free” muffins in a newly relocated and equipped MLA lounge, and a rack installed to hold the said muffins at a cost of $733. This was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda Reid,  elected Speaker last summer. In fact it’s just the latest phase of a strikingly expensive refit to provide wheelchair access, which Reid has championed. The new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs high in the 1898 stone structure. The new lounge is served by a ramp near the chamber exit to another under-used room in the library, and equipped with bigscreen TVs to follow proceedings, similar to those installed in the legislature chamber last year. Everything done here is expensive, from matching ornate wood-

work to upgrading ancient plumbing and wiring. But the public, conditioned by media to expect corruption and scandal, would rather be outraged about free muffins.  Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down to the basement dining room to put muffins and coffee on their expense accounts, or have an assistant fetch them. The outraged talk shows didn’t mention that. There are access issues in the dining room too, a fact more difficult to ignore with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Michelle Stilwell and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan now elected to serve using their wheelchairs. A costly new outside access ramp assisted Kenny Michell, who visited last week to tell his harrowing story of the Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair. The NDP brought a delegation of survivors and family members of the dead from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George. They supported the opposition’s demand for an independent inquiry, although their own demands ranged from  counselling  for long-suffering wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence. The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldn’t have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they

had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show “due diligence” that would likely result in acquittal. What that means in English is that the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasn’t fully grasped by either mill operators or WorkSafeBC. All B.C. mills are now subject to more scrutiny, and a coroner’s inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to see what lessons can be learned. Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban B.C. residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park. It’s not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a major twinning and upgrading project on the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park, without incident or scandal to date. But back to muffingate, as it’s  become  known around here. I  don’t know why people are so cynical and uninterested in serious issues. I wish I did.   Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:  tfletcher@ blackpress.ca


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We asked: What do you think about a possible teachers’ strike?

I’m concerned it may affect my education.

As long as it doesn’t affect my education, I’m for the teachers getting better pay and better support.

I’m torn between my own education and the teachers’ needs.

It affects the students when the teachers go on strike.

A.J. Massey Grade 9 Sooke

Tahtyana Elliott Grade 11 Sooke

Nyla Morton Grade 6 Sooke

Ben Reynolds Grade 12 Sooke

The following are comments (as written) received from readers on letters that have been printed in previous editions of the Sooke News Mirror. They were submitted to the Letters section on www.sookenewsmir ror.com and have been edited for grammar and spelling.

Response to “Lend a hand” March 5, 2014 letter Leona how many times can you beat a dead horse? The tax payers have no interest in funding your special interest group. As for Penny Stone, she is not asking for a government hand-out, she is asking for private donations. To add insult to injury you would rather see people of Sooke that need to use the food bank suffer so you can feed animals. SAFARS is a group of “cat ladies” where as Penny Stone has the knowledge and experience to run a shelter. Humane or human does not describe your attempts to fund your little hobby. David Tillich

Response to David Tillich

Dear Mr. Tillich: SAFARS is not just a group of cat ladies, as

letters you called us. Our volunteers are from both sexes and we do not rescue only cats. At the moment, we can only have cats because we are still in search of a suitable facility for dogs. The financial requirements for dogs include a completely different administration and our society is formed exclusively by volunteers. We are not searching to have an executive board with high salaries and a union protecting us. We are not trying to be amended to the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and to bring animals from all over B.C. to conform with the required status of working province-wide. We try to work together with the already existing animal control authorities. On the other hand, two very well-known ladies in Sooke who are friends of our society and work with dogs are willing to help us set up our local dog rescue program. One step at the time. Last two details, first, I have rescued animals during all my life and have also worked together with veterinaries in the spaying and neutering of street cats and dogs in two different countries. Second, our dear friend Leona is 92-years-old and her letter was written from the bottom of her heart. We will appreci-

ate if you please do not distort her words. Margarita Dominquez

I hear a lot of complaining about lack of support from council, but the whole thing seems rather sketchy if these other concerns aren’t addressed. Mickey Cherneski

Response to “Avoidance Response to tactic” January 22, 2104 “Insulting I’ve been following comments this for a while now. You are asking for land to lend or lease so you irk pot can build on it. Having first hand knowledge of patients” sheltering animals, the cost of building a shelter will be quite high, in excess of $100,000. Where is that money going to come from? If you plan on donations and fundraising for that, can’t you raise money to purchase your own land? If land is leased or loaned to you and you build on it, what is going to happen when the owner of that land wants it back? Then the animals are homeless again and your fundraising and donations have gone to waste. Where is the money going to come from to staff a shelter and pay the bills (hydro, etc.)? How will you provide veterinary care for the animals? Food? Grooming? All of this can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Can you please tell us where that money will come from?

February 26, 2014

Thank you so much for a very truthful well presented article. It was very nice to see real facts. I am a medical cannabis user. We will continue to defend our right to grow our own medication in court March 18. We will win. June Plante Thank you so much for this very truthful article. Finally someone telling it like it is. As a disabled medical marijuana user and grower I am so tired of all the negative untruthful statements out there. Thanks again. Check out mmarcoalitionagainstrepeal. Coralee Corrigall I agree with everything that you guys are doing, this is a very important issue here. I am a new member here and thought i was alone

“Your Sooke Specialist” Sooke Real Estate

here on this issue but I can tell there are many many people out there who need it for medicine. Cathy Hayward This discrimination against people who want to have control over how they treat their health problems has to stop. The opposition to cannabis use is based on an 80-year -old prejudice that was designed to marginalize so called undesirable groups of people. Please don’t just repeat all the old stereotypes that you’ve been led to believe are fact. Do some honest research and come to your own conclusions. Louis Westfall My wife suffers from so much pain i don’t know what we would do without her regular supplier of medical marijuana. We may end up having to grow our own. Glenn Ford

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Passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie and parents Sam and Rosada Elrose. He is survived by his sisters Ada (Richie) Birch and Marjorie Melville and brother Melvin (Irene) Elrose and their families. Grant was born in Lethbridge, Alberta The family moved to Sooke River Road in 1945. After attending school in Sooke he went on to specialize in electronics & communications. Grant then moved to the Yukon where he spent most of his life working across the Northern Territories. He and his wife enjoyed flying their amphibious plane to remote areas for fishing in the lakes and gold panning. Upon retirement, moving to Otter Point brought him back to this area in 1996 where he enjoyed working on his property, having coffee in Sooke, and meeting people. The family would like to thank Dr. Matt Robinson and the Intensive Care Staff for their excellent care. A Celebration of Life will be held in May.

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL ENSIGN IS looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online at www.ensign jobs.com. Call 1-888-3674460.

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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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Atom C2 boys bring home double banner Midget girls undefeated The Sooke Atom boys played an amazing season winning the South Island League Banner. The boys did not stop there. They continued on and played their little hearts out to finish off the year with winning the Play Off Banner as well. It started as a mix-mash team at the start of the year, with under age novice players, brand new players, a first and second year Atom player, and an amazing veteran goalie. It turned out in the end to be the winning mixture for an amazing team. These kids let it all out on the ice playing what was the hardest weekend of hockey for them. They needed to pull all their determination and endurance out from deep within to beat both Pennisula 3-2 and JDF 5-3 in the finals. These kids raised their game to win playing short handed the whole weekend with only nine skaters. The team made their coaches, parents and the community proud. Submitted by Sheryl Friesen

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Spotted on Facebook: Sooke Midget girls go undefeated in the season and the playoffs!

Midget C Division 1 Champions And this just in from the SookeMinorHockey.ca website: Midget C1 just won the Division 1 play-off banner, third time in four years.

Sooke STARRs shine in Sidney The fifth race of the 2014 Island Race Series, the Bazan Bay 5k, was held along the Sidney waterfront on March 9. Judy Burgess photo

Ten-year-old STARR runner Georgia Wark.

There were 12 STARRs entered in the Bazan Bay 5K run, and Sooke took home three bronze medals and five ribbons. The top STARR performer was Matthew Thompson (01-15) with a time of 17:51. First

STARR lady was Amanda Johnston (35-39), in with a time of 19:25. Not far behind was Keven Jolicoeur (35-39), who came in with a 20:00 flat, ninth 9th in a field of 32 and 150 OA. Additional info on SookeNewsMirror.com.

Sooke swim team something special Is there something special in Sooke’s pool? You’d think so, considering the swim team representing Sooke Elementary, Poirier, and Journey ranked 11 out of the 26 schools participating in the Elementary School Meet, with only 16 swimmers to represent. The swimmers all did an exceptional job of proving that just because Sooke is small, doesn’t mean that it can’t be fast. Some of the most notable swims were how Clarke Hopkins won the 25m breaststroke (boys 9-10), as

On a cold and rainy weekend in a fishing village on the Big Island the Reverend was shaking hands at the door after services. Sister Mary Loverby stepped forward for her moment of personal contact with the Reverend. As he shook her hand gently she looked imploringly into his eyes and asked for forgiveness for not being in church for the previous 3 weeks. The Reverend smiled sincerely and said," Sister Mary, we are always glad to see you and we hope that you are encouraged in your life by being here. I hope that you don't believe you're going to hell if you don't come to church?" said the Reverend with a twinkle in his eye. Sister Mary's eyes fell as she whispered, "but I thought you would be upset with me and that God would not like me if I didn't come to church." Her voice trailed off into silence. Kindly, the Reverend squeezed Mary's hand and she looked into his eyes once again. "Church is people gathering to encourage each other and to praise the Creator for His goodness to us...and that you're with us Mary makes all of us happy," said the Reverend. A teary smile broke out on Mary's face and fealing of peace warmed her right down to her toes. "I'll be back next week, Reverend." And she was. hoLy tRinity Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 holY CoMMUNIoN SERVICE: Sunday 10am EVENINg PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Howard Jacques www.holytrinitysookebc.org

Knox PReSbyteRian ChuRCh 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

SooKe baPtiSt ChuRCh 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.net www.sookebaptist.com

St. RoSe of Lima Roman Catholic Parish 2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael Favero

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Back Row (L to R): Anthony Brabant; Clarke Hopkins; Daniel Prissick; Christian Zakharchuk: Caileigh Henderson; Tekahra Tarnowski; Nicholas Ralph; Lucy Bridal Front (L to R): Nathan Hopkins; Madison Simmonds; Kaia Chandler; Gwen MacLeod; Louisa Ralph; Matthew Mitchell; Aidan Wrigley; Carter Reaney. did his brother Nathan Hopkins (boys 8U). Christian Zakharchuk bested his time in the 50m freestyle by two seconds, a feat that is uncommon in such a short event.

For the relays, Sooke earned two third-place finishes, in the mixed 14U Relay with Clarke, Daniel, Tekahra, and Lucy, and the boys 12U Relay with Clarke, Daniel, Christian and Nick.

We’re so proud of our current swimmers, and we hope to grow more! Registration is always open. Submitted by Lucy Bridal

Juan De fuCa SeVenth Day aDVentiSt ChuRCh 4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403 SATURDAY SERVICE

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Sooke’s worldclass skaters Two from our community meet the host SEAPARC family skate Gold medal Woman’s Hockey Team Getting ready for the next Olympics will be the full-time job for Sooke skaters Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa. Next week’s paper will feature a full length article on the sibling pair, but for now, they want you to know about an upcoming family skate at SEAPARC this coming Sunday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30. The dynamic duo will be there to skate, dance, and sign autographs. It’s an opportunity for the many talented figure skaters in Sooke to meet and greet this professional pair. Admission is by donation. You can also see the two perform in Aladdin, on March 22/23 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt. Visit http://www.racquetclubofvictoria.com/for info.

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Two surveyors were out measuring the empty lot on 6639 Sooke Rd this past Friday. According to one of the surveyors, they were contracted by the Royal Bank. We’ve contacted RBC in Sooke, and they had no information about this. According to Shayne Fedosenko’s website, the property, first listed in Oct. 2008 for for $1,200,000, was sold for $882,000 on Feb. 28, 2014. It is zoned commercial-residential, allowing for a four to six-storey building with a commercial presence on the bottom.

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6.6 5.9 5.6 4.9 4.6 3.9 3.6 3.3

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8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 7.5 7.2

18:47 20:16 20:42 21:07 21:32 21:54 22:09 22:19

3.9 3.9 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.2 5.6 6.2

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has an academic background and has taught Canadian art history. Her enthusiasm in showcasing regional artists is truly inspiring. Nigel Prince has been the executive director

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An attendee at the Appetite for Art exhibition and sale at the Prestige Hotel on Saturday, March 8 checks out the work submitted by members of the Sooke Community Arts Council. Pirjo Raits

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The Appetite for Art exhibition by the Sooke Fine Arts Society was a huge success by all accounts. With over 80 art/ appetizer pairing, the results were incredibly thoughtful and the chefs out did themselves in creating their own art in the form of food. This was a first for the SFAS and The Mix by Ric’s and it will likely not be the last. Attendees strolled through the convention centre admiring the art, which ranged from wooden vessels by Phoebe Dunbar to photographs by Jack Most and paintings by Angela Menzies, and a whole host of other mediums by many local artists. The 27th annual Sooke Fine Arts Show is already getting underway although the show dates are still in the distance, July 25 to August 4. “Last year was an outstanding show, one-third of the artists were brand new to the Sooke Fine Arts Show,” said Catherine Keogan, Executive Director for the SFAS. “It was really wonderful to bring a fresh look to the show. Keogan said she wants to encourage artists to submit because “anything can happen.” Artists have been submitting works online since February 15. The end date for submissions is June 7 at 4 p.m. This year, more than $12,000 in awards will be given in all seven media categories, as well as Juror’s Choice, People’s Choice, Chil-

dren’s Choice, Design Committee Award and the Jan Johnson Memorial Award for Social Commentary. Submissions are welcome from artists across Vancouver Island and the coastal islands. If an artist has work not selected last year, they are welcome to submit again. An independent panel of three jurors will review the submissions and select those pieces to be exhibited. The jurors are profes-

sionals in their fields and include curators, gallery owners, educators and working artists. This year’s jury consists of: Ellen Manning, Mary Jo Hughes and Nigel Prince. Ellen Manning is the founding director of the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery. Her interest in contemporary art has taken her around the world — from Europe to Asia. Her goal is “to give talented emerging art-

ists a voice and to create a new and exciting market for collections by offering accessible price points on original Fine Art.” Mary Jo Hughes is the director of the University of Victoria’s Art Collections, which consists of 27,000 works of art. She oversees the university’s Legacy Gallery in downtown Victoria. She has been Senior Curator with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She

of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery for three years. He comes from the United Kingdom where he was a curator for the Ikon Gallery which has two floors of successive

exhibitions in all media. He has international art experience collaborating with galleries in Munich, Rotterdam, Venice and Toronto.

SOOKE MINOR HOCKEY REGISTRATION SEAPARC LOBBY Thursday March 13th 6 – 9pm Please NOTE: • All players must be registered in their age division. • Family Discounts will apply at time of registration. • All members must be in good standing to register for the next season

Registration information can also be downloaded from the website @ www.sookeminorhockey.ca Should you have any questions, please contact the registrar at registrar@sookeminorhockey.ca

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nyone who was at our November edition of the Sooke Folk Music Society’s Coffee House will no doubt remember two very talented ladies who graced our open stage and just blew everyone away. That was our first exposure to Sue Hansen and Rose Birney, known collectively as Wire Tap. They will be our featured performers at this month’s Coffee House on Saturday, March 15. Sue Hansen and Rose Birney would be only too happy to be known as Hot Chicks with Hot Licks, but the reality is they tend to lean more toward Hot Flashes. Having met one another in a guitar shop in late 2012, they formed Wire Tap in 2013 to play songs from the Indigo Girls, Del Shannon, Bob Dylan, Parachute Club, Danny Whitten, Phoebe Snow and Luba. Yup, that’s right, a repertoire just as mixed up as these two will likely forever be. As youngsters their individual lives followed similar paths. By the late 60s/early 70s, both managed to get their hands on guitars, with which they drove their friends and families back and away. After all, it’s not an overnight endeavour to teach oneself to play. In fact, their combined ages, rather, their combined experiences have developed a rap sheet too long to list. Sue Hansen has been drawn to music, voice and instrument since she was young. At approximately 10-yearsof-age, she managed to get her hands on an old arch-top guitar, painted blue and white. With only a Chet Atkins song booklet Hansen taught herself to play it. Because she was unable to read the little black dots splotched around the staff lines, she was forced to make up melodies to match the

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tions might just ignite your vocal chords or perhaps take you back to another place you experienced some time ago. The lines are open and the welcome mat is at the doorway. Join in, tap along, and connect in the spirit of song and fun. Please join us for what will definitely be OUR FOOD a wonderful evening of music and entertainOUR FARMERS ment. It takes place OUR COMMUNITY this Saturday, March 15 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9. Submitted by Dave Gallant

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Two gals to entertain for coffee house gig on Saturday night. chords shown. That was the beginning. In the decades that followed, her admiration for music itself has certainly grown. “One of the main respects I have about music,” said Hansen, “is that when given an opening, it can quite effectively bridge human emotion with our physical world, as well (as) to one another.” Born in West Vancouver and raised for a time in Montreal, Rose Birney returned, as soon as she was able, to the West Coast to work in radio and

explore her passion for music. Birney is an accomplished musician both singing and playing mandolin, guitar, bass and harmonica. Birney has been a twotime songwriting delegate to the B.C. Festival of the Arts. Her talents include repairing brass instruments and giving mandolin lessons. She has also played in several local groups including Chattering Class and Four On The Floor. There was no question that little Rosie and Susie definitely had their sights on becoming musicians when

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they matured. Somewhere down the timeline they realized that it just wasn’t going to be possible for them to do both. Oh well... who really needs to grow up when playing is so much fun! So you see, they’re not in it for security or money... no, no no! If Wire Tap won the lottery they would definitely continue to play long after the money ran out. At least one thing remains clear and in focus however, and that is their respect of the magic and fun that music can be. Those invisible wire-vibra-

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

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We are proud to announce our February Milk Money payout to our Community Schools.

Saseenos $297 Poirier $480 John Muir

EMCS $599 $469

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ValuPak

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$4.39/kg ..........................

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2

$ 99

Fresh Lean

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Fresh, Lean

ValuPak

Chicken Drumsticks

$4.39/kg ..........................

/lb $6.59/kg

Stewing Beef $ 99 /lb

1

ValuPak

$7.69/kg ..........................

3

$ 49 /lb

Maple Leaf Originals • Singles • Beef

Maple Leaf Regular or Maple

99 Hot Dogs $ $ 99 ea 500g ................................ 375-450g ..........................

Bacon

4

3

ea

ea

Charmin Ultra Soft

Bathroom Tissue

Beans

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3

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Chipits

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Feta Cheese

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210g

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Mineral Water

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Fresh, Pork Shoulder

Butt Steak

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Purina

Dog Chow 2 kg

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B.C. Grown Long English

ValuPak

1 $148

General Mills Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cereal

3

99

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Sunrise, Fresh

Chicken Thighs

Iams Proactive Health

Cat Food

5

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Huggies

Pull-Ups 19-26’s

9

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Red Rose

Orange Pekoe Tea 36’s ............................... Northern Gold

Muesli or Granola 700g ..........................

239 ea

Mixed Nuts

275g ................................

Light Tuna

4

5/ 00 Dill Picrlicklores

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Together we have raised OVER

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Chocolate Covered

Almonds ..............

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Munchy Mix ..................

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Almonds 170g bag .

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Wasabi Cashews 100g bag ......

189ea

Chocolate Layer Mints ...............

109

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Kraft Thick & Creany

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Clorox Concentrated

39

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Red Onions $1.94/kg

Admiral Flaked

ea

Carriage Trade

1

Washington Jumbo

Green Peppers

¢

2/ 00 Little Big Bread

Beaver Salted & Roasted

Mangoes

B.C. Grown

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1

$ 00

Mexican Haden

100g

/lb $3.26 kg

Silver Hills

5

3

$ 99 ea

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/lb $5.49/kg

99

Salmon Rub ..

$ 00

/lb $4.39/kg

680 ml

/1

Famous B.C.

Cucumbers

Pasta Sauce

ea

2

$ 2000g

ValuPak

Hunt’s Thick & Rich

99

Produce

/100g

Wild Previously Frozen

$ 49

Chicken Breasts $ 99 284-340g .......................... Royal City

Clams or Mussels

/lb $8.80/kg

2

Maple Leaf Prime Stuffed Frozen

4

3 $ 99 1

Seafood

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99

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113-127g

245-260g

Syrup

2

99 ea

Dark Chocolate Covered

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Village Food Markets Baker y Made in-store from scratch

Multigrain Bread

2

$ 49

454g

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Orange Cranberry Made from scratch Cranberry Scones Muffins

4 $ 99 4

Fruit Mac Cookies

Carrot Cake

Kraft Cracker Barrel

California

ea

/100g

Turkey Breast

Cow

Feta Cheese

2

$ 09 /100g

Gypsy Salami

Kalamata Olives

1

$ 99 /100g

McCain

Fr Hash Browns ozen 1k McCain Country St

Cool Quenchers 4/ 00 225 ml 3

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Pillsbury

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Ice Cream Novelties 12x100 ml.......................

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700

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Earth Balance

Organic Spreads

499 ea

Swanson Hungry Man

2/ 00

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$ 49

Old Fashioned

ea 12 pack

ea 8x8 sq.

Dairyland

Medium Size

/100g

Made from scratch

Cream Cheese Iced

8

Lasagna

ea 6 pack

ea 6 pack

7

$ 99

Meat or Vegetarian

3 $249 $ 99 39 $ 3Dair y 2 $ 69

$ 29

Deli

Bagels or Muffins

99

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Holy Crap

Cereal

99

700

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Almond Butter

4 250g

ea 225g

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Gutter Cleaning, Repair • Gutter Guard Sooke to Sidney

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THANKS to your support, United Way raised $5.8 Million to bring possibility, inspiration and hope to individuals, families and communities near you.

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Aberdeen Mall Bay Centre Brentwood Town Centre Central City Shopping Centre Coquitlam Centre Cottonwood Mall Guildford Town Centre Hillside Centre Kitsilano Lougheed Town Centre Mayfair Shopping Centre

Metropolis at Metrotown Oakridge Centre Orchard Park Shopping Centre Pacifc Centre Park Royal Shopping Centre Richmond Centre Royal City Centre Scottsdale Centre Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Willowbrook Shopping Centre Woodgrove Centre

windows • pressure wash

In response to a recent home invasion in Sooke, some Sooke teachers took advantage of the professional development day on Friday, March 7, to hone up on their self-defence skills. The class was offered by Senseis Norman and Alida Ensil who run Sooke Shukokai Karate.

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Defending positions

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Real estate values for February 2014

Wednesday, march march 12, 12, 2014 2014 -- SOOKE SOOKE NEWS NEWS MIRROR MIRROR Wednesday,

The first two months of 2014 saw the real estate market slightly ahead of the same period in 2013. “It’s encouraging that sales activity continues to increase as we move towards a healthy spring market,” noted VREB President,

Tim Ayres in a press release. “2013 spring sales were quite strong and we’re hoping for a similar level of activity this year.” Single family residential sales in Sooke in February 2014 totalled 16 units; and manufactured homes seven.

No townhouses, condominiums or lots and acreages sold. At the heart of the MLS® HPI is the concept of the “benchmark” home, a notional home that has the most common features of a typical home in a given area. The benchmark

home does not represent any actual house, condo or townhouse, but merely provides an identical example to track changes in market value. The benchmark of a single family home in Sooke retained close to the same “benchmark” over the last five

years. Five years ago the price was $355,700, three years ago the price was $350,500 and $346,700 in February 2014. Townhouse benchmarks in Sooke were $365,100 five years ago, to a high of $390,900 three years ago and

348,100 in February 2014. Interestingly, the townhouse sales in neighboring Langford for the same periods were: $326,800; 362,900 and 320,900 and in Colwood $365,200; $417,600 and 367,200.

Buy Monthly - Save Daily! Ride the bus and get a tax credit with your monthly pass. Passes available at the following locations: Brentwood Bay Brentwood Rexall Drug Store Fairway Market Pharmasave West Saanich

Alpine Florist & Food Market Blair Mart Cinema Convenience Store City of Victoria London Drugs Mac’s Store Cook Mac’s Store Douglas Regal News Shoppers Drug Mart The Executive Shop The Market on Yates Tourism Victoria The Bay Centre Wellburn’s Market

Colwood 88 Mini Mart Canex Express Mart Colwood Corners Drycleaners 7-Eleven Colwood Corona Foods Petro Canada Island Hwy London Drugs

Cook Street Village Mac’s Store Cook Rexall Cook Street Victoria Food & Florist Gorge Vale Esso Gorge Vale Petro Can Craigflower Foods

Douglas & Hillside Petro Canada Douglas Winks Convenience Store

Downtown 7-Eleven Douglas 7-Eleven Yates 7-Eleven Government 7-Eleven Bay 7-Eleven The Falls

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Jubilee Area Camosun College Bookstore RJH Parking Office Shell Fort Jubilee Pharmacy

Langford

Fairfield

Mayfair Area

Clare Mart Foods Peoples Drug Mart Thrifty Foods

B & V Market Mayfair Esso Mayfair Shopping Centre

Fort/Foul Bay

McKenzie & Quadra

Tomley’s Market

London Drugs Petro Canada Quadra Shell Quadra Thrifty Foods Quadra Thrifty Foods McKenzie Quadra/McKenzie Esso

7-Eleven Shelbourne Pure Integrated Pharmacy

0 $85.0

Pat Bay Esso Shoppers Drug Mart Thrifty Foods

Country Grocer Fraser 25 Mac’s Store Admirals Pharmasave Esquimalt Save On Foods Westside Mall Shoppers Drug Mart Shell Tyee V & J Super Low Cost Market West Bay Market

Gordon Head Adult ly Month Pass

Saanichton

Little Gem Grocery Mac’s Store Menzies Pharmasave Menzies Thrifty Foods

7-Eleven Jacklin CanWest Esso Forbes Pharmacy Goldstream Forbes Pharmacy Millstream Goldstream Food Market Mac’s Store Jacklin Petro Canada Millstream Shoppers Drug Mart Jacklin Pharmasave Millstream Streamside Grocery The Market on Millstream Western Foods Westshore Lotto Centre

Esquimalt

Craigflower & Tillicum

James Bay

Gorge Road 1 Stop Shop Convenience Shoppers Drug Mart

Hillside & Quadra Fairway Market Mac’s Store Quadra The Loonie Bin

Hillside Mall Area Haultain Grocery Hillside Esso Pharmasave Hillside Shoppers Drug Mart Thrifty Foods

Oak Bay 153 With J & Flowers Convenience Store Casey’s Market Estevan Pharmacy Municipality of Oak Bay Pharmasave Oak Bay Shell Oak Bay Shopper’s Drug Mart

Royal Oak District Country Grocer Petro Canada Elk Lake Petro Canada Royal Oak Pharmasave Broadmead Pure Pharmacy Shoppers Drug Mart Thrifty Foods

Shelbourne & Cedar Hill X Fairway Market Mac’s Store Shelbourne

Shelbourne & McKenzie 7-Eleven Shelbourne Fairway Market University Heights University Heights Esso Petro Canada Shelbourne Petro Canada Hillside Thrifty Foods

Sidney 7-Eleven Beacon Pharmasave Seventh Street BC Ferries Gift Shop - on vessels Thrifty Foods

Sooke Peoples Drug Mart Shoppers Drug Mart Village Food Market

Tillicum Mall 7-Eleven Burnside AM to PM Store London Drugs Shell Burnside West

Uptown Area 7-Eleven Carey Central Esso Uptown Guest Services Save On Foods Shell Parkdale Shoppers Drug Mart

University Campus Medicine Centre Mount Tolmie Market Place People’s Drug Mart

Vic West Oceanic Market

View Royal Fort Victoria RV Park Thrifty Foods, Admirals VGH Parking Office

Wilkinson/Interurban Area Mac’s Store

4058

Updated Rider’s Guide effective December 30, 2013.

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