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Want to see your shot featured as a Reader Photo of the Week? We’re seeking shots that grab our attention for their creativity, impact, humour or beauty, taken in the Sooke region. They can be of people, nature or the urban environment. Email your submissions to editor@ sookenewsmirror.com.

A 36-year-old Sooke man is facing numerous charges after police arrested a suspect attempting to steal items from a vehicle. Michael Godolphin is in custody and is charged with theft under $5,000 and several counts of breach of probation. Godolphin is wellknown to police and had just moved back to Sooke, said RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes. Police are continuing to actively monitor and investigate theft from vehicles in the Sooke area, and encourage the public not to leave any valuables in their vehicles.

CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT SOOKE & ELECTORAL AREA PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Boardroom Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1pm* *new date/time Public Welcome to Attend For meeting confirmation or for further information, please contact the SEAPARC Leisure Complex at 642-8000. For meeting schedules, agendas and minutes, visit: https://www.crd.bc.ca/seaparc/aboutus/about-the-recreation-commission

Sooke’s Most Wanted The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Feb. 8. If you have any information on these individuals or their crimes, you are asked to call the RCMP at 250-642-5241 or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or online at victoriacrimestoppers. com.

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Thrift shop helps fill community need Sooke Family Resources Society Thrift Shop not just a store but gateway to other services Octavian Lacatusu Sooke News Mirror

Last summer, the Salvation Army closed its doors in Sooke, leaving countless needy residents with little choice of accessible and affordable local items. Not all was lost, however, as Sally Anne’s departure became the catalyst for yet another enterprise in Sooke, one that is run by the community, for the community. It’s called the Thrift Shop, run entirely by the Sooke Family Resources Society, also known as SFRS, a charitable organization focused on providing services in the community, such as child care resources, prenatal education, family support programs, among others. The idea was to create a sustainable cycle where income from the sales go back into programs and services that SFRS offers to the Sooke community, said Nicky Logins, executive director of SFRS. “Items are donated by the community to get reinvested in the community,” she said. Before serving as an arm of SFRS, the thrift store was a clothing exchange, but after

outgrowing the program, the organization was already looking to expand. And surely, the opportunity came along. “When the Salvation Army left, we thought it as an opportunity to develop it into a social enterprise,” Logins said, adding that after encouragement from the local community, the store went forward, opening up shop right next to the power tools store. That’s where Bev Lewis, the Thrift Shop’s manager, comes in. Lewis took on the reigns of the new shop when the store opened last October. “We had a soft opening, and the community has been wonderful with the donations,” she said, adding that hot items right now are women’s clothing, as well as housewares such as pots and pans. Even if an item can’t be sold as-is, the objective is still to give back to the community. “If we get some medical equipment, it goes to the Loan Cupboard, and if there is something we can’t sell, we contact the Crisis Centre, so nothing gets wasted.” The store is also

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Sooke Family Resources Society Thrift Shop manager Bev Lewis runs a pretty tight ship — and one full of interesting goodies of all kinds. working on a “repurpose area” where visitors can pick and choose from a variety of scrapped materials for decoration or artwork. Lewis is the only paid employee at the shop, working with an army of 25 volunteers to keep the wheels moving. Among them are also Edward Milne Community School students who are helping out as part of their life skills

program. One student, who is autistic, brings a unique set of organization skills not often seen. “He counts puzzles and makes sure the pieces are all there, which is fantastic. He’s organized the books, DVDs and video games for us alphabetically and numerically,” Lewis said. “He’s a very gifted young man.”

The students get trained on the cash register and how inventory works in a professional working environment. Those who want to see the place for themselves can do so from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store will host a grand opening on Feb. 13 with a tent out front with cake and coffee, at 11 a.m. news@sookenewsmirror.com

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Sooke RCMP are warning of an ongoing phone scam by people posing as Mounties who claim to be collecting fees or income tax. The caller tells them they must pay immediately or they will be arrested within 24 hours. In some cases, the

letters “RCMP” appear on the victim’s call display. Police will never contact individuals to collect fines or taxes and never ask the public to make payments over the telephone, according to a statement released by Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff

McArthur. This is part of a new wave of scam calls throughout Canada. No calls have been reported in Sooke. Anyone who receives a call, should hang up and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at: 1-888-495-8501.

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Seniors share life advice ‘Always live life to its fullest’ among the many pearls of wisdom Author Stephen Covey who wrote the popular book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, wrote: “There are three constants in life ... change, choice and principles.” It’s a simple statement that creates great thought. Such words of wisdom are an invaluable resource that are often shared or passed down to family and friends. A group of Sooke seniors agreed to share small thoughts, pieces of life advice, or their keys to happiness with our readers. Margaret Weir, 97 If you don’t use anything, it goes rusty. Keep going all you can. [Exercise] makes your circulation better, and if you knit or sew, it keeps your brain going. You’ve got all this time on earth, make the most of it. Dan Gilbey, 70 Make sure to eat properly, not just at an older age, but as early on as possible. I ate too many sugars in my life and now I have Type 2 diabetes. It really hurts. A healthy lifestyle is important

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Home care spread thin, says seniors’ advocate Home care best way to serve growing senior population: report Health ministers across Canada say expanding community and home care is the best way to serve a growing senior population, but total home care hours declined last year in three out of five B.C. health regions. That’s one of the findings in the first annual report on seniors’ services by B.C. Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Despite growing senior populations across B.C., the report found the total hours of home support delivered to clients was down four per cent in Vancouver Island and Vancouver Coastal health regions, and down 11 per cent in the area served by Northern Health.

Fraser Health, the largest region by population from Surrey through the Fraser Valley, had a seven per cent increase in hours in 2014-15, the fiscal year that ended last March. Interior Health, including the Okanagan and Kootenays, saw a five per cent increase. Mackenzie said there has been an increase in seniors served by home care workers in most regions, but the hours received by each has declined. She said the data on hours reflects what she has heard from seniors around the province, who report that their home care services are being reduced. “That validates to a large extent what people are saying, which is ‘I can’t get meal prep, they cut my bathing, they cut out my housekeeping’,” Mackenzie said. Health Minister Terry Lake, who emphasized the need to move away from the acute-care hospital model to community and home care at a recent

health ministers’ conference in Vancouver, said the report is “a snapshot,” but acknowledged there is more work to do. Lake said the 11 million hours of home care support provided last year is up 35 per cent since the B.C. Liberals took office in 2001, and the number of clients served is up 29 per cent. “Despite the fact that we’ve seen a significant increase in hours and budget, the demographics are such that we are falling behind here a little bit,” Lake said in an interview. Lake added that the new federal government has made a commitment to invest more in home health care. He said he is encouraged by Mackenzie’s finding that 96 per cent of B.C. seniors have a regular family doctor. The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said Mackenzie’s report “paints a picture of a system that is headed in the wrong direction.”

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Land Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Date: February 16, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC 1. Rezoning Application a) RZ000241 - Strata Lots 5, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 25, Section 16, Otter District, Strata Plan VIS7096 (Sooke Business Park - Butler Road) 2. Proposed Bylaw a) Bylaw No. 4000, “Official Community Plan for East Sooke, Bylaw No. 1, 2016 Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation. Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon, February 16, 2016, by mail to the Capital Regional District (CRD), Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning, 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1, by email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after February 11, 2016, on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/ document-library/Documents/committeedocuments/ juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our office, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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Otter Point Road water project moving forward Sooke property owners at the north end of Otter Point Road will find out this fall whether they’ll be able to hook up to the municipal water system. The Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission last week asked for a report from the Capital Regional District Water Pearson Services on how the project could be funded. For years, 75 property own-

Three members of HMCS Winnipeg were detained by Japanese authorities while the ship was on a port visit in Tokyo on Feb. 1. The crew members, two military members and one civilian employee, were detained for the alleged use of a controlled substance. One of the military members has since been released by police, while the other two have been charged with use of a controlled substance by the Tokyo Police. The navy will continue to work with Canadian Consulate officials and Japanese authorities as may be required throughout this process. The Canadian Armed Forces has a zero-tolerance policy for illicit drug use and possession.

ers in the area have complained about water shortages. Those shortages have limited development and created issues with fire protection. Last fall, Sooke council backed a motion from Coun. Kerrie Reay which asked the commission to fund its Otter Point water line to the municipal boundary and service all properties. Funding for the project would come from the commission’s development cost charge fund. Many questions surrounded the project, including whether it conformed to the CRD’s regional growth strategy and if

DCCs could be used to fund it. “It fits within the growth strategy,” said Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks, who sits on the commission with Sooke Coun. Kevin Pearson. Now the commission and the CRD will look at options including an in-depth analysis of the costs, the establishment of a new DCC fund and whether residents should pay upfront costs. “The project has been moved along further than it ever has been before. It has been identified as a project,” Pearson said. The CRD report is expected to be completed by September.

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Feds asked to help with Kemp Lake plan The Capital Regional District is making a second attempt to get federal funding to connect the Kemp Lake Water Distribution system to the region’s waterworks structure. The Kemp Lake Water Distribution needs to improve its water system to meet

the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s drinking water guidelines. The project would see the Kemp Lake water main extended along West Coast to the CRD water system at Erinan Boulevard. Ottawa rejected the Small Community

Grant application last year on the $1.8-million project, of which $1.6 million is expected to be covered by senior governments. Kemp Lake Water Distribution has been working with the CRD and VIHA for more than five years on the project with several

engineering and water quality studies undertaken. The KLWD looked at several options including building a new water treatment plant and hooking up to the CRD system. Two years ago, it was decided to work within the CRD system.

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B.C. Hydro is in ‘no rush’ to buy Jordan River homes Issue centres around residents’ safety living near Diversion Dam Octavian Lacatusu Sooke News Mirror

B.C. Hydro’s buyout of nearly a dozen Jordan River residents continues as the area’s future remains uncertain. The issue escalated two years ago when B.C. Hydro threatened to expropriate the residents on grounds that their lives were in danger if an earthquake hit in the middle of the night, which could potentially crack Diversion Dam above and quickly flood the area. Early in 2015, B.C. Hydro reassessed the dam for its seismic capability and withdrew the expropriation, offering residents the choice to sell their home at a fair market price or stay. So far, Hydro has bought eight properties and settled with

seven out of 10 owners (one owner had two properties), said Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro communications manager for Vancouver Island. He said with what is being offered to the residents as far as selling their property hasn’t changed. Nor is anyone in a hurry to buy or sell.

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Our wish is that there’s some kind of conversation happening, so that people aren’t feeling fearful or left out. “There’s no rush, we’re working with them, and we’re not expropriating,” Olynyk said, adding that B.C. Hydro will buy the properties at market value. But residents still remain concerned over what their land will become in the future, said Marika Nagasaka, president of OPSRRA, a non-profit society that helps bring issues and con-

New corporate officer brings wealth of experience From page 1 “He knows how to shape the future and figures out where an organization needs to go to succeed; he tests these ideas pragmatically against existing resources; and he works with others to figure out how to get from the present to the desired future.” Joseph comes to Sooke after the departure of three key managers in a matter of weeks: Bonnie Sprinkling, finance director Michael Dillabaugh and municipal engineer Elisabeth Nelson. Sullivan took over as CAO in mid-December.

cerns of its amalgamated residents (from Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River) to the tables of local government. Nagasaka hopes that raising questions will help open the lines of communication between Hydro and with residents in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. “Our wish is that there’s some kind of conversation happening, so that people aren’t feeling fearful or left out,” she said, adding that one of the biggest frustrations for residents is that there’s no clear idea at this point of what’s going to happen with the Jordan River land, once it is all bought by B.C. Hydro. What exactly will happen with property is not determined at this point, though Olynyk explained that B.C. Hydro will maintain and manage the area in the future. He added that the logging sort will not be affected, since it isn’t a long-term overnight property, B.C. Hydro’s initial driver and concern of its acquisition. news@sookenewsmirror.com

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It’s time to end the obesity epidemic WE SAY:

We’ve helped snuff tobacco, let’s tackle obesity next

Canada is getting fat. A study by a Memorial University in St. John’s professor published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that between 1985 and 2011 the rate of obese Canadians has tripled from six to 18 per cent. By 2019 more than one in five Canadians will be obese. Measuring obesity — typically done by calculating a ratio of weight to height — is an inexact science. But in general if you are a six-foot person weighing more than 220 pounds you probably qualify. The same applies to

a five-foot-four person who tips the scales at more than 175 pounds. Like cigarettes, obesity is tied to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. Like cigarettes, obesity will eventually kill you. And, like cigarettes, obesity is an issue that can be best addressed by stopping it before it takes hold. An essential element in achieving that goal is an education campaign that hits Canadians early and often. Show us the harms caused by obesity. Show us the best ways to combat the disease. Give us easy

access to the tools we need to fight it. Supplement this by adding warning labels on high-calorie, low-nutrition foods, accompanied by a prohibitive junk food tax that helps fund our health care system while deterring people from buying those products. In short, tackle obesity with the same zest and vigour with which we’ve tackled cigarettes. And then turn things over to our best marketers, who can pose the following question to the next generation: “If we were to offer you a product

that would slow your reflexes, create rolls on your belly, add a few chins, make it harder to find clothes, have you gasping for breath, sap your energy level, cost you thousands of dollars a year, and cut your life short, would you be interested?” The answer should be and would be an unequivocal ‘no.’ If we pose the question long enough and loud enough, perhaps it will be. ••• We want to hear from you. Send you comments to editor@ sookenewsmirror.com.

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Items are donated by the community to get reinvested in the community. Nicky Logins, SFRS – Page 3

This is where I feel at home. Singing while surrounded and supported by the grandiose expanse of a full orchestra. Cari Burdett, mezzo soprano – Page 31

We have many things to offer a family that has lost so much. Sid Jorna, Sooke/JdF Refugee Sponsorship Committee chair – Page 21

•• Kudos to District of Sooke council and its new CAO Lorne Christensen Guest Comment

The District of Sooke council embarked on a mandate to clean up city hall and to make it less about control and more about service to the citizens. With the new chief administrative officer, it seems well on its way to accomplishing that. First, the CAO was not hired from that never ending pool of self-serving municipal management. You know the type, CAOs that go from one municipality to another perpetuating a system that keeps the citizen taxpayers on

the bottom. This council was not lazy. It put a great effort into the selection and got a real person with a varied background and good management skills. Unlike so many experienced municipal government CAOs of the past, this one appears to have genuine respect for tax money. She knows that it belongs to somebody. You, the citizen. She is expecting that all staff positions be relevant and if not, that position should be eliminated. All staff should have a job description and boundaries. She is not operating in

isolation, she has taken the time to talk with more than 200 Sooke citizens as well as the staff and others. As a result, she has a good feel for what people are expecting and what is required. She has the support of council, at least most of it, and I know she has the support of the majority of citizens, being seen by most as a welcome change. Recently I read a blog that masquerades as a news outlet and is a place where one can talk nonsense and spill their venom without ever having to use their own name. Something I always considered cowardly. There were several blogs, but the main

one under a “stock name” that could be a Mildred or a David or a Jeff or it could be anyone. Some contributors to this type of blog, are those who believe in democracy only for themselves and, usually, with a high level of arrogance, believing that their intellect is higher than everyone else. Nothing could be further from the truth. They also, will often have their hand out at council meetings, looking to be fed, even after biting that very hand. These folks tried to take issue with the political party connection of one of the members on council’s hiring

committee. Of course, had the political party in question been a different one that these folks liked, it would not have been an issue. One member of the hiring committee had a connection to the Conservative Party, one member had been a sitting NDP MLA for many years, the other member had a Liberal Party connection. None of it matters a damn, so chill out and give your collective heads a shake! ••• Lorne Christensen is a Sooke resident.


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WE ASKED YOU: If you had a million dollars to spend on Sooke, what would you build?

I’d put it into the Sooke Legion and the Sooke Community Association, because they’re leveraging the local community. Barry Gifford Sooke

A dedicated seniors centre. It would suit the community very well. Bob Sykes Sooke

I’d buy the golf course, because Sooke doesn’t have one. If you want more seniors to come to Sooke, you gotta give them something to do. Robert MacKinnon Sooke

I’d build a unique row of ocean shops all along a beautiful boardwalk right by the water. Lyn Rowell Sooke

EDITOR’S NOTE: Would you like to be considered for We Asked You? If so, contact reporter Octavian Lacatusu by email at reporter@ sookenewsmirror.com or phone 250-642-5752.

Readers’ letters

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How does this guy get to keep his job? Re: Teacher rebuked for calling student ‘Taliban’ (News, Feb. 3) When I began reading this story about former EMCS teacher Matthew Shaun Pell, I thought that he might have mistakenly used “Taliban” as a kind of generic term for anyone of Muslim faith or background, or was perhaps guilty of making a very bad joke. That would have been inexcusable enough, given his status as a public school teacher. They’re supposed to know better, right? But then I read further and discovered that Mr. Pell was actually quite deliberate in his Taliban reference, and had even heaped on the general abuse with more precise taunting (“Don’t make her angry otherwise she’ll bomb you.”). Most of us (including me) have our fears and prejudices about threats arising from the Middle East, but to vent those fears on a young teenager over whom you have been given a position of trust and authority is inexcusable. Mr. Pell bullied a child in front of her peers, and I have no doubt he left scars on the student that will last her lifetime. So, what’s his punishment? Something vague about signing a “consent resolution agreement” and attending a whitewashing “Building Cultural Intelligence” course. Oh ... and of course he had to say “Sorry!” Does anyone actually believe there’s genuine contrition here? Not good enough in my opinion. For his bullying and harassment of a young student, this man should have lost his job on the spot, as opposed to moving on to another nearby teaching opportunity. This is a classic case of the teachers’ union looking after one of its own, instead of looking to the needs of the very students with which it’s been

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New bat research critical, says letter-writer. entrusted. Nice. John Campbell Sooke

Golf course, theatre would be welcome Re: Sooke needs a golf course (Letters, Feb. 3) I would echo letter-writer Pirjo Raits sentiment: We love DeMamiel Golf Course. DeMamiel is a challenging little course, very well maintained, affordable and it can be played in 40 minutes. This is ideal for me as a retired person who is predictably now busier than ever. Last year, I joined Metchosin ladies golf league as, other than DeMamiel, it was closest to home. It would be wonderful to have a movie theatre here, also. I don’t know how financially viable that would be but we really miss the little Caprice theatre in Langford. It was so affordable and just a nice evening out. A theatre is also a venue that accommodates all age groups and would be an additional place for the youth to go. Michele Atchison Sooke

Stories on bats appreciated Re: Researchers looking for hibernating bats (News, Feb. 3) Kudos to the Sooke News

Mirror for again promoting bat research on South Vancouver Island. Given the millions of bats killed in Eastern North America by the white nose syndrome fungus since February 2006, this research is critical given the fact that the so-far incurable fungus is steadily moving west. The bitter pill to swallow is that the fungus is not native to North America but originates in Eastern and Central Europe. It first popped up in an upstate Schoharie County, New York cave, popular with spelunkers. The most likely source being unclean equipment used by a caver who had been in Europe. So, yet another case of an unwelcome foreign species decimating our native species. Andy Neimers Sooke

The News Mirror encourages community dialogue on important community issues. All letters are subject to editing. Letters should not exceed 300 words in length. All letters must include a full name, community of residence and a phone number. Email submissions to editor@ sookenewsmirror.com.

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District hiring practices come under question Re: District of Sooke hires director of corporate services (Online, Feb. 3) I’m not going too far out on a limb when I say I think the new CAO is taking the opportunity to stack the deck and bring in anyone she feels like hiring. In this case, a former associate just got handed a nearly six-figure job with absolutely no transparency or accountability to those of us who get to pay his salary or the people we elected to represent us. These should be open, competitive hirings and there should be no terminations without cause and disclosure. If she has, in fact, sole hiring authority with no accountability based on current bylaws then they need to be changed. And quickly. I know Mayor Maja Tait is on leave, but this isn’t right. This is not transparent or inclusive and it’s most certainly not a management style that’s bringing people together. Harrison Lansing Sooke

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It was kind of neat to read that Victoria has once again been designated Romance Capital of Canada. While we aren’t Victoria, we’ve had plenty of romances in our town as well. There are even tales of assignations at the Belvedere Hotel which once stood on the headland by the river. But this story is quite decorous. Katherine Muir is the young girl pictured here in 1885. She was standing atop the “Widow’s Walk� of Woodside Farm, family home of John Muir Jr. and his wife Annie Welsh Muir. Her brother Douglas appears to be painting the Widow’s Walk. When Katherine got a little older she met Arthur Harvey, and their romance began. In those times, of course, chaperones were required, but that did not stop the romance and they married in 1905. The Harveys established a home close by Katherine’s parents, and in fact, if you are driving out west on Highway 14 today, you will pass the little farm where they lived, at that time part of the Muir family holdings, right at the far corner of Grant Road. (The road did not then extend past Woodside farm; travellers heading further west took the Otter Point Road, which was routed further inland, until it reached Tugwell Creek.) The young couple happily made their home close to family. In those frontier-like days, hunting filled in for the absence of grocery stores, and our archives holds a photo of Arthur Harvey with a bear he had shot there. Today Steve and Pam Arnett live on the same spot, which

Parks & Trails Advisory Committee Community Consultation Forum SEAPARC Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca

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High up on the “Widow’s Walk� of Woodside Farm, in 1885, a young Katherine Muir watches her brother Douglas finishing up a painting. Readers driving past the stately farmhouse on West Coast Road today will not see the Widow’s Walk – it was removed early in the 20th century. is now congested with houses. Readers who knew Mae Linell will recognize that her home, where she lived with her husband Oke, is directly across West Coast Road. But back to honeymooners. Katherine and Arthur Harvey; they lived happily close to her Muir relatives, until circumstances required relocating to Victoria. Next, it was a British veteran, Capt. PW deP Taylor, who brought his London socialite wife to settle on the small farm in 1921. They ran a Jersey dairy herd there until 1926, when they built the fine mansion Deerlepe, off Whiffin Spit Road. Recently Valerie Clark spoke with us of when she and husband Charlie Clark bought the property in 1959 from Hum-

phrey Connell. The Clarks, soon after purchasing, were approached by a land developer called Wigle, who bought the barn section of the property and converted it into a pleasant country home, bought in 1967 by world travellers Charlie and Joyce Perkins. Charlie Perkins was a wellknown lawyer who served two terms as regional director. So this little corner of real estate has celebrated a myriad of romances, among them Arthur and Katherine Harvey, Buck and Margaret Taylor, Charlie and Val Clark, Charlie and Joyce Perkins, and most recently, retired Mirror staffer Steve Arnett and wife Pam. ••• Elida Peers is the historian of Sooke Region Museum.

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I dreaded Valentine’s Day as a kid. It was in those days when students made a pocket of some sort, decorated it, and stuck it to the side of their desks into which classmates could slip Valentine’s Day cards. Some would get many cards, others few. Depending on the number of cards received and, more importantly by whom they were given, there were either feelings of elation or rejection. My children didn’t get the same experience. By the time they went to school the trend had become that every kid brought a card for every other kid in the class. No one got left out. Problem was that you never knew if it was genuine. How could you really know if the giver really meant it or just gave out of obligation? It is common to experience the longing to love and be loved. It’s the way God created us. God loves you and he demonstrated his love for you by offering forgiveness and eternal life through the sacrifice of his only son. Jesus is God’s valentine to you. But like the valentine given to the whole class, you might doubt the sincerity of God’s gift. After all, God loves the whole world and gave his son for everyone. The only way you’ll discover the genuineness of God’s love for you is by investigating further. That’s why you’re invited to come and join us. Come explore the claim that God loves you by looking into the Bible and having a conversation with someone who has experienced the love of God personally. You’ll find that many such people gather on a regular basis in churches throughout this community. I suspect that they would be happy to talk with you about God’s love.

Pastor Lowell Holmquist Christian Life Assembly SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Email sookebaptistchurch@shaw.ca www.sookebaptistchurch.com

HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 SUNDAY SERVICE: 10am The Rev. Dimas Canjura www.holytrinitysookebc.org

JUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403 SATURDAY SERVICE

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 am Family Worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg

9:30 am Bible Study • 11:00 am Church Service

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Pastor Lowell Holmquist Sunday @ 10:30AM | clachurch.com/sooke 6851 West Coast Road | 250.642.4822

ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 4pm | Sunday Mass, 9am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3-4pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Marinaldo Batista

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Refugee sponsorship group has raised $20,000 of goal After two months of work, the local group that intends to bring a refugee family to Sooke/ Juan de Fuca has raised $20,000 of the minimum $35,000 needed to support the family for one year. “We’re pleased with how many in the community have realized that this is an important cause, but we still have to raise almost $15,000 more before we can invite a family” said Sid Jorna, chair of the Team Sooke/Juan de Fuca Refugee Sponsorship Committee. “We have to reach more people.” Since calling the committee’s inaugural meeting in early December the sponsorship group has put together a settlement plan for the new family, approached individuals and groups for donations and support, and created an online presence. People have been responding with generosity. Those contributing so far include SeaFlora, Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd., Sooke’s Rotary clubs and many individual donors. There have also been offers of in-kind donations of items such as furniture and household goods. And Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks has promised a significant sum once the refugee committee hits $35,000. All donated monies will go directly to supporting the newcomers. Administration and overhead costs are being donated by the many volunteers. The overall fundraising goal is $50,000: $40,000 for basic expenses, and $10,000 contingency fund. Every

cent will be needed as the family has to be housed, fed, clothed and have all basic needs met for a full year. Also, the group doesn’t know how many people will arrive. Some communities have resettled families of six or eight. “So, we feel a lot more comfortable with a contingency amount,” Jorna said. The young people of Sooke have been quick

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Court OK’s ban on pharmacy reward points Major supermarket chains have lost a court battle to continue offering their pharmacy customers loyalty reward points on prescription drugs in B.C. A B.C. Court of Appeal ruling upholds the power of the College of Pharmacists of B.C. to enforce its twoyear-old ban on incentive programs like Air Miles and other loyalty rewards. The decision, which overturned a B.C. Supreme Court ruling last year that initially struck down the ban, says inducements from pharmacists are “a matter of public interest and professional standards” for the college, which can prohibit incentives without clear proof of harm to customers. The pharmacists’ regulatory body, which imposed the ban in late 2013, had argued loyalty points are a powerful lure for consumers that can alter their medication buying habits and potentially harm their health. “The college considers the provision of incentives like redeemable points to be unethical, unsafe and unprofessional,” registrar Bob Nakagawa said. “Pharmacists are medication experts, and sometimes the right thing for them to do is not dispense a drug. A patient’s motivation to collect redeemable points may inappropriately encourage drug use and can put their health at risk.” One of the objections raised by the college was that insured patients who don’t pay out of pocket might continue to refill a prescription after they no longer need it just to collect more points and the unneeded drugs may be abused or diverted to the illegal drug trade.

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Volunteers bring their passions and interests, skills and education, energy and enthusiasm to respond to needs in their community. Our Recruit, Retain and Retrain Project has assisted people to reach out for the first time; forge new connections; and reach for new heights. Contact us for more information on the last two workshops in this series. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grant Budget Developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Feb. 17th) and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;From Surviving to Thriving When Volunteeringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Feb. 27th) Check out our website www.sookeregionresource.com/calendar-events for full details and to register.

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New information videos shed light on eating disorders A series of informational videos on eating disorders diagnosis, management and treatment has been launched by Shared Care, featuring experts from B.C. Children’s Hospital. The videos are available to families and health providers across the province. You can access the videos online at shared-

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Eating disorders (ED) affect 1.5 per cent of young women age 15 to 24 in B.C. In recent years, rates of EDs have been increasing in men, too. EDs are the deadliest of all mental health concerns, with up to 15 per cent of those with the diagnosis eventually dying directly

from the disorder. The videos are being released provincewide to help spread the knowledge more widely to other regions that may struggle with how to provide up-to-date and effective treatment in B.C.’s more rural and remote locations.

Blood donor clinic on Monday Canadian Blood Services will hold a mobile clinic in Sooke on Monday (Feb. 15), but some donors may have to wait before they can give. CBS announced last week that people who have travelled outside of Canada, the continental United States and Europe will be ineligible to give blood for 21 days after their return. Canadian Blood Services says it is implementing the waiting period to mitigate the risk of the Zika virus entering the Canadian blood supply. The Sooke clinic will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. To make an appointment, donate or for questions, please go online to blood.ca or phone 1-888-236-6283.

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Sports Thunderbirds find late-season success on ice Kevin Laird

Sooke News Mirror

The most improved of the midget female teams in the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association since the beginning of the year is easily the hard-working Sooke Thunderbirds. As the regular season inches toward the stretch run to the playoffs, the Thunderbirds have been one of the hottest team in the league, winning a major tournament in Port McNeill and timely wins in the games that count. The resurgence, said head coach Peter Faulkner, is the team coming together as one cohesive unit. In the past the Thunderbirds have relied on one or two superstars to get them through to championships, with the stars now gone the team is forced to work as the sum of all parts. “We kind of relied on a couple of people to carry the load the past couple of years. The players realize now that they’ve got work harder to win,” Faulkner said of the 3-5-0 Thunderbirds. Thrown into the mix is the improvement of the Thunderbirds’ Island rivals, especially Nanaimo, Tri Port and Juan de Fuca. “It’s been an adjustment since the beginning of the season. We seem to be more confident and trusting of each other now,” Faulkner said. To qualify for the playoffs, the Thunderbirds must place at least fourth in the standings. The club sits in sixth spot, but has at least two games in hand on most teams it’s chasing. Faulkner said the Thunderbirds will need to win three of their last four games of the season to qualify. “It’s a big task, but the way we’re playing I’m confident we can do it,” he said. In the last two weeks of the season, the Thunderbirds will play Nanaimo and Victoria, Cowichan and Campbell River. The midget female playoff tournament is March 5 and 6, likely in Nanaimo. editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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A Sooke Thunderbird midget female player slips past the Nanaimo defence on Sunday at SEAPARC Leisure Centre arena. The Thunderbirds hit a bump in the road on their way to clinching a playoff spot with a 5-2 loss. The two teams were tied 1-1 at the midway point of the first period before Nanaimo blasted four markers to take the win. This weekend the Thunderbirds travel to Campbell River for a must-win divisional game.

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The Sooke River Rats were impressive in a 4-1 come from behind victory against the Juan de Fuca Cung in minor soccer action on Feb. 6. The first half was an even battle with JdF scoring one goal. In the second half, the River Rats went to work, dominating the play and setting the stage for Sophia Hallas to score three goals. Xanthe Evans powered her way past the JdF defenders to score Sooke’s fourth and final goal of the game . Outstanding play from Maja Olcen and Niya Clarkson plus a full team effort helped the River Rats gain the victory. The River Rats will host a bottle drive Feb. 20 to help raise money for warm up jackets. The fundraiser will be held during and after their game against Saltspring Island. The bottle drive is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., across the street from the soccer clubhouse.

Loggers lose to Cowichan Sooke Loggers dropped an 8-1 decision to Cowichan on Saturday. The local side’s goal was scored by Mike McKay, who was also named the game’s MVP. The Loggers are home to Lakehill United on Friday (Feb. 12).

The M5 may be the cool kid, but the 540i is his cool dad Octavian Lacatusu Sooke News Mirror

Given a plethora of classic hot rods, muscle cars and unicorn-rare Japanese imports here, Sooke a jewel in the rough when it comes to really cool cars. But it seems Sookies have a sweet tooth for yet another breed: European luxury. More specifically, German cars. So, naturally, we had to pick a very special one from the herd and bring it into the spotlight: a 1999 Bayerische Motoren Werken (BMW) 540i belonging to Derek Lewers of Sooke. Hailed by the motoring press as one of the most refined and best-built sport-luxury sedans of the 21st century, the 540i, also known as the E39, showed owners around the world that a car can have it all: precision handling, supreme ride comfort and power. Lewers’ 540i is certainly a forgotten animal of the breed, eclipsed by its more hot-blooded relative, the M5. But as all animals are equal, some are more equal than others. The 540i is an executive’s car. It is stern, serious, with no time for tomfoolery, while his teenage son takes the more juveline, track-oriented M5. And unlike the M5, which has a more aggressive fascia, side skirts, a (functioning)

rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes, the 540i is entirely unassuming and business-like in its presence, much like a man in a dark suit passing by you on the street. Don’t take its reserved good looks for granted, however, because tucked under that squarish hood lies a 4.4-litre V8 monster capable of nearly 300 feur-breathing Bavarian horses and a tire-skinning 324 lb-ft of torque. Hardly surprising why the 3,748-lbs. sedan can lunge 0-96 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. Aftermarket tuning can bring those numbers even higher, but Lewers prefers to keep his 540i stock, and as the refined machine it was built to be. His car also came equipped

with the rare factory M-package and 6-speed manual transmission, which makes this 540i a perfect jack of all trades. “I love acceleration, the ride and the comfort. It’s smooth when you want to cruise, and sure-footed when you want to show it some corners,” Lewers said. “You can tell you’re driving a well-crafted machine.” The E39 also marked the last time a naturally-aspirated V8 powered a 5-Series. Its successors continued on with BMW’s traditional inline-six engines, both in turbo, diesel and naturally-aspirated versions, as well as a 5.0litre V10 which saw brief action in the E60 M5. news@sookenewsmirror. com

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Hot Car: 1999 BMW 540i. Notice its bespoke, yet reserved good looks.

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Sooke Minor Fastball Association welcomes all Sooke families to register boys & girls with a field programme honouring Sooke’s rich heritage of fastball! • Learn To Play – casual skill/co-ordination development and recreational exercise for kids roughly 5 and up Seaparc lobby • MiniMites (U8) and Mites(U10) – builds on foundations of skills, while introducing game play

WANT YOU! Your community tackle football team is looking for players and coaches for the 2016 spring season. COACHES: experience preferred, but not needed. Enthusiasm mandatory! Never played before? No problem! All equipment included with registration. Financial assistance available.

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Chilliwack comin to town You grew up listening to Fly at Night, My Girl, I Believe, Whatcha Gonna and Crazy Talk, and on March 12 you get to see Chilliwack live at the Edward Milne Community School Theatre. Contributed

e n i t n e Valpecial S Canadian songbird to sing in Sooke this weekend Zac Doeding Contributed

There’s something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root firmly into the ground to find their strength. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With 12 albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno

Lynn Miles award for Roots, she has found her strength over time. Through a career that has

seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin Texas, and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the U.S., Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with feeling and vulnerability. Miles’ music often draws on her love of literature and poetry, but also on her ability to take life experiences and interpret them in a way that people relate to. Naturally, it’s why in her lyrics, she expounds on love

lost and gained, sketched with dark hues and rising tempos. Miles is presented by the Sooke Folk Music Society in the first event of its 2016 Concert Series. It all happens this Saturday (Feb.13), at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Rd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart or $20 at the door. For more info go to sookefolkmusicsociety.com.

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Tea and Symphony will warm your heart on Valentine’s Day It’s that time of the year again when neon-pink teddies and chocolates flood the countertops and one’s basket. Yup. Valentine’s Day. But here’s a gift that doesn’t require any of that, not even a partner for that matter. All it needs is your ears and your heart, because this Valentine’s Day the Sooke Philharmonic is bringing in mezzo soprano Cari Burdett just to spice things up a bit. The Canadian chanteuse presents three, newly arranged songs (from her recently released album Magnolia), including: Caruso, Lucio Dallo’s Italian masterpiece, made famous by Domingo and Pavarotti, as well as, Loveliness by Victoria’s own singersongwriter, Anne Schaeffer. Canadian mastermusician Adrian Dolan (Ruth Moody Band, The Bills) arranged these two songs and arranged them to suit Buredett’s unique voice. Piaf Medley, presents a swinging, new take on two of Edith Piaf’s most well known songs, celebrating her 100th anniversary, arranged by renowned violinist and violist Richard Moody, both of whom are Burdett’s collaborators since they met making the album. Also on the

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Tuning in for some sweet love songs in Sooke) to serenade, surprise and delight your special some-one(s) with Two Tunes for a Twenty ($20). Residents will be able to select two out of the following songs that the children have been working on: Heart and Soul \ You are My Sunshine \ That’s Amore\ A you’re Adorable \ Bicycle Built for Two \ Can’t help Falling in Love. Valen-Tunes singers to can be scheduled to arrive between 4 to 7 p.m. Those interested in placing an order for a Valen-Tune can contact Trish at Valen-Tunes Headquarters: mycsooke@shaw.ca or at (250) 6422498.

The kids from Sooke Youth Show Choir are cooking up a fun event this Valentine’s Day, bringing love right to your heart. And your door. Called Valen-Tunes, the kids are taking part in a singing telegram and fundraising event which will happen throughout the Sooke community on Feb. 14. How it works? Those looking for something different to do for their sweethearts this year can contact the Valen-Tunes Headquarters and book a time with SYSC’s finest vocal talent and they will arrive at the designated home (or other location

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Mezzo soprano Cari Burdett program is the dramatic Habanera from Carmen, the renowned Gershwin Ballad, The Man I Love also performed with full orchestra along with a Robbie Burns dedication of The Lea, in an intimate setting for guitar and flute. “This is where I feel at home” Burdett said. “Singing while surrounded and supported by the grandiose expanse of a full orchestra.” Sooke

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Philharmonic’s known violist and maestro, Norman Nelson and his wife Jenny, attended Burdett’s CD Release concert last year, and invited her to perform for this Valentine’s concert. Burdett brings a blend of dramatic gypsy cabaret to the stage, taking audiences on a trip around the world through song. Burdett’s background includes degrees from McGill University and a

Master’s of vocal performance from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, in London, England. Tea and Symphony will take place this Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Sooke Community Hall, with doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Little Vienna Bakery, South Shore Gallery, Shoppers Drug Mart and Wood Travel. For further info and updates, please visit sookephil.ca.

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