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MERRY CHRISTMAS

SWIFT SUCCESS Editorial

Best Wishes for a happy holiday season from the staff at the Sooke News Mirror.

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Community

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AAA football MVP Mason Swift talks about recent successes and future goals. Page 30

Wednesday, DECEMBER 21, 2011

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The Spirit of Giving Corey Bernard and family decked out their home at 6771 Foreman Heights. The intricate and colourful display is for public viewing and there is a box out front for donations to the Sooke Food Bank. Drive around Sooke and see all of the lights in many of the neighbourhoods.

Council takes another look at its contracts Pirjo Raits

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Council deferred a decision on the road maintenance contract which had expired on Oct. 31, 2011. Mainland South Island Contracting (Mainroad) has ,in the meantime, been providing services on a month-by-month basis for the same fee. Mayor Milne said there was a lot of money involved and the contract should go to tender. Council will be seeking further information on what services/conditions are involved in the contract in order to tender. Mainroad has held the contract since 2004.

An agreement with the Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Club to lease land at the Sooke River Road Park was deferred while staff seeks further information. The club is looking to build 16 horseshoe pits and a club house on the property. Council needed to support an application being made to the Agricultural Land Commission for non-farm use of the land. While everyone agreed that recreational opportunities were necessary, especially for seniors, it was decided that after some discussion on the facility, logging, pros and cons, costs and parking council needed more information.

There was some talk of sharing space at the Sooke Flats through the Sooke Community Association and the two groups were encouraged to speak to one another. “All we’re trying to do is do it right,” said Milne. Council deferred the authorization of a payment of $146,480.03 until the books are examined for costs associated with the public boat launch located next to the Prestige Hotel. The expenditure is for contingency items outside the original scope of works related to the public boat launch. The contingency items included; relocating hydro poles, erecting a

fence screening the neighbour’s property and an additional lift of road paving due to project delays. Staff is now reconciling all costs associated with the project. Council has formed a committee which will look at the entire boat launch project as well as the partnering agreement with Prestige. The district estimated the cost of the boat launch to be $1,065,174.71 less a two-thirds funding grant of $605,768.67 for a cost to Sooke taxpayers of $459,406.04 (for waterbased works). This does not include the cost of the property at about $915,000. The district included the removal of the Florence

Filberg in the total cost, which was not necessarily the district’s responsibility to remove, but it was an “exchange” for remedial work in the harbour. Now, with additional contingency items costs (for land-based works) have escalated a further $294,903.95 which includes $146,480.03 for thecontingency items. The other $148,423.92 is for unapproved cost sharing items with Prestige as per the partnering agreement. Back in January 2011, CAO Evan Parliament stated that the Prestige would be giving a $500,000 “in-kind” contribution plus $200,000 to the total cost of the boat launch. This left the dis-

trict with a tab of $300,000, although costs have risen dramatically since January 2011. Staff budgeted $200,000 to come from the general operating fund; $259,406.04 from casino funds and a further $294,903.95 from casino and GST Capital Works reserve, to total $754,309.99. Council did not approve the payment of $148,480.03 for the land-based contigency items and Mayor Milne stated that council would be going through all of the costs one last time. The item was deferred. “There is an issue with money, “said Milne. “We are going to look into them in detail.”

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011

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Up Sooke HAMPERS HAMPERS WILL BE distributed today (Wednesday, Dec. 21) to the more needy members of our community. THE CITIZENS OF Sooke are reminded that cash donations will continue to be collected at numerous business sites prior to the 2011 Campaign wrapping up on Friday, Dec. 30 (or, if you wish, by mail donations to P.O.Box 983, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1H9). THESE DONATIONS WILL assist the Bureau in meeting its outstanding bills for this year’s campaign (500 hampers, 25 per cent increase over 2010). Thank you, everyone. BEST WISHES FOR 2012!

CONGRATS THE SOOKE HARBOUR House Gardens in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Western Living magazine. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO our loyal and dedicated readers from the staff and management of the Sooke News Mirror.

Thumbs Up! TO THE SOOKE Thunderbirds atom C1 hockey team and all the other volunteers who made a trip to the community hall on Sunday to sort out all the food donations collected by the fire hall over the weekend.

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Jingle bells and holiday decorations Holiday cheer brightens up the windows at the Sooke News Mirror office at the Evergreen Centre. The decorations came from from the students at Sooke and Sassenos Elementary Schools.

Council delegations have plenty to say Pirjo Raits

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At the regular District of Sooke council meeting on Dec. 12 four delegations asked to speak to council. First up to the mic was Barri Rudolph from the CRD Stormwater, Harbours and Watershed program (SHWP) who presented the Stormwater Quality Annual Report to council. Each year the CRD undertakes assessing stormwater quality and impacts of stormwater contaminants on the environment. One set of data is used for public health concerns, the other for environmental concerns. Fecal coliform monitoring was completed in 72 stormwater discharges (including 14 watercourses) and 28 marine surface water stations. Four discharge locations were rated as high and these include Billings Spit, Whiffin Spit, Alderbrook Creek and Wright Road. The

report suggested these areas be considered a priority when the district considers sewer service area expansions. Margarita Dominquez, who calls herself artists’ rights advocate, came before council to talk and give a power point presentation about art freedom and her vision for an outdoor art market. She stated that, “artists do not want to be regulated by rules,” and she used the break away Impressionists from the 19th century as an example. She said people were not buying original art and her idea, through the Sooke Program for the Arts, was to sell art, employ local youth and make Sooke an attraction.

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Bob Saunders talked about the financial impact of the Sooke Subaru Triathlon.

not a private road but a dedicated legal highway for two reasons: first, public money was spent on the road; and by common law use of the road by the public made it legal. His reasoning for bringing this forward is to gain access to the areas past Harbourview Road which are now contained in the CRD Sea to Sea Park. Access to the park is limited to non-motorized vehicles.

“If the evidence supports the position that Harbourview Road is a legal highway, that staff immediately take the necessary steps to assert possession and control of the road and defend the district asset against encroachment,” said Martin. He wants the district to instruct legal counsel to render an informed opinion, based on the research, by January 15, 2012 to the Ministry of Transport.

“The district road is worth several million dollars,” stated Martin. Paul Regensberg from Lifesport/Sooke Triathlon came before council to request endorsement and support for three bids being sent off by Lifesport to host local, national and international championship events. Regensberg was not asking for any additional funds.

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Speaking Road work to council continues Cont’d from page 3 Benjamin Yong photo

Work is being completed on the To w n s e n d / S o o k e Road intersection. The road will be a right-in and rightout only. The unlit c ro s s w a l k will be moved to the other side of the intersection.

COUNCIL BRIEFS Items on the agenda of the regular District of Sooke council meeting of Dec. 11. Development Variance Permit Council defeated a recommendation to issue a Variance Permit for 6670 Sooke Road to vary the Sign Regulation Bylaw, 2011. The building, the new Toronto Dominion Bank, requested a variance to increase the size of their signage in three areas on the building. In November council had just adopted its new sign bylaw and felt it needed to be adhered to. Mayor Wendal Milne said that Sooke is rural in character and he was not in favour of varying signs. He said the applicant should stay within the rules as this was no hardship for the bank. “No one likes strip

malls with big signs,” said Milne. Bylaws Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw No. 513, Zoning Amendment Bylaw and scheduled a Public Hearing for Jan. 9, 2012. The purpose of the zoning bylaw amendment us to correct duplicity between two zones in Bylaw No. 500. Reports requiring action: Mutual Aid Council did not endorse a Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Colwood and Colwood Fire Rescue Service. Colwood was looking for a five-year agreement wherein if Colwood attended in Sooke, Sooke would be charged a fee and vice versa. Liability insurance would have cost the district $5,000/yr. plus costs of upgrades

for insurance to each emergency vehicle. Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said they had not attended any calls in Colwood. Colwood is the only mutual aid partner that has proposed a fee for service formula within their agreement. Other communities have signed with Colwood. Council approved the Silver Spray Fire Protection Agreement for a three-year term. Silver Spray became part of the District of Sooke in 2005. The original agreement for fire protection from the East Sooke Fire Department was at a cost of $6,000. In 2011 the cost was $30,670. The Sooke Community Association Community Services Agreement came before council for renewal. The association was asked to provide a 2011

financial report which was not available. The decision to renew the agreement was postponed until all of the necessary information was available for council perusal. The Sooke Community Association has over $1.1-million worth of assets but ran into a deficit position of $33,586 in 2010. The association’s capital assets include land worth $44,938, land and improvements at Milne’s Landing $248,232, improvement at the Sooke Flats,$343,845; Sooke Community Hall $434,082.

In 2011 the district spent $35,000 to market Sooke through TSN during the Sooke Subaru Triathlon. CAO Evan Parliament said $25,000 was given to TSN and $10,000 was spent filming a commercial. For the years 2011-2013 Sooke has committed to $50,000 for the triathlon. Bob Saunders came forward to talk about the benefits of the Sooke Subaru Triathlon. He said it was a huge tourist industry and that it brought in $30-million to the communities who participate in the triathlons. Penticton saw $17-million in tourist dollars from their triathlon, he said. He said he could eventually see Sooke bring in similar dollars. Mayor Wendal Milne said he would direct staff to work with Life Sport on the three-year development of the triathlon. Council would support the concept in principal. Council has also initiated a public open mic session at the end of the regular council meetings. Residents and taxpayers can come forward and speak their mind and ask questions of council and staff.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Don’t get “Grinched” at the gas pump Keep Christmas cash by performing simple vehicle maintenance During the busy Christmas holiday motorists can’t control the price of gas, they can keep from getting “grinched” by following a few simple steps from Be Car Care Aware. Fuel economy is directly related to vehicle maintenance. Be Car Care Aware offers several gas-saving maintenance tips to maximize fuel savings: • Keep your car properly tuned to improve fuel consumption by an average of 4 per cent. • Keep tires properly inflated and improve fuel consumption by 3 per cent. • Replace dirty

or clogged air filters on older vehicles to improve fuel consumption by as much as 14 per cent. • Replace dirty spark plugs, which can improve fuel consumption by .85 kilometers per liter • Change oil regularly and improve fuel consumption by 0.4 kilometers per liter Driving behavior also impacts fuel efficiency. The council offers these

gas-saving driving tips: • Observe the speed limit. Fuel consumption decreases rapidly above 100 km/h. • Avoid excessive idling. Warming up the vehicle for one or two minutes is sufficient. • Avoid quick starts and stops. Aggressive driving decreases fuel consumption by 33 per cent on the highway and 5 per cent in the city. • Consolidate trips. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much gas as one longer multipurpose trip. • Don’t haul unneeded items in the trunk. An extra 45 kilograms in the trunk decreases fuel consumption by 1-to-2 percent. Source: Be Care Care Aware Canada

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Only in Sooke The price of gasoline at the pumps in Sooke went down to 96.9 cents per litre last week but quickly skyrocketed back up to 116.9 by the time the weekend rolled around. This was the lowest price seen in Sooke in years.

Wishes you, family and friends a Very “Merry Christmas” & a prosperous, peaceful “New Year”! We thank you for your support in the past and We thank for your support in the past andinlook forward to lookyou forward to assisting you 2012!!

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T h e P a s tor' s Pen Making God Understandable A prince wanted to ¿nd a maiden suitable to be his queen. One day while running an errand in the local village for his father, he passed through a poor section. As he glanced out the windows of the carriage, his eyes fell upon a beautiful peasant maiden. During the ensuing days he often passed by the young lady and soon fell in love.

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Candied treat Another gingerbread house creation, this one is entitled Santa Claus’s Cabin, in the South.

Just For You The Read Family would like to thank and wish a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Neil, Sherri, family and staff at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill. We appreciate your hard work and kind service. It is a pleasure to be treated so well and eat such great food.

But he had a problem. How would he seek her hand? He could order her to marry him. But even a prince wants his bride to marry him freely and voluntarily and not through coercion. He could put on his most splendid uniform and drive up to her front door in a carriage drawn by six horses. But if he did this he would never be certain that the maiden loved him or was simply overwhelmed with all of the splendor. The prince came up with another solution. He would give up his kingly robe. He moved, into the village, entering not with a crown but in the garb of a peasant. He lived among the people, shared their interests and concerns, and talked their language. In time the maiden grew to love him, because of who he was and because he loved her ¿rst. This very simple, almost childlike story is what the Christmas story is describing-God came and lived among us. He had to reveal Himself to us in an understandable way, and this is precisely what Jesus did-became Àesh just like you and me. He made Himself understandable. -- From a story by Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard.

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The Hartland Landfill Facility will be closed from Christmas Day through Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Hartland will reopen on Wednesday, December 28 from 9 am to 5 pm. Registered account customers will have access to the active face from 7 to 9 am.

For more information, please call the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030 or visit www.crd.bc.ca/waste/hartland

Please make sure your load is covered and secured.

HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES December 24, 7pm 25, 10am Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy 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 Pastor Dwight Geiger Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.net

ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 6221 Sooke 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-Wed 10-2, Thurs 2pm-4pm Rev. Fr. Michael Favero


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Sooke River was once a skating rink May All Your Christmas Dreams Come True May your house be filled from rafter to rafter, with love and joy and lots of laughter, Have a wonderful holiday! HELGESEN SKATING PARTY, 1920s Long before All Sooke Day was first held at the Sooke Flats, the low-lying riverside land between Phillips Road and the Sooke River was used for summertime gatherings. This 1920s scene shows it was popular in the winter as well, when the lower temperatures of those years meant skating on the Sooke River. While the block of land reaching from the mouth of the Sooke River west to Solent Street and northerly

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to the Phillips farm was held then by the Charters family, local folk knew they were welcome to enjoy the Flats in the neighbourly spirit of the day. This scene shows the river at its widest expanse just before the bend where it is joined by DeMamiel Stream. Christian and Haldis Helgesen are seen skating with two of their children, Irene and Harry, along with friends that included Rupert Soule and Harry George. In those days, more water came down the

river from Sooke Lake and the watershed than is the norm today. The fresh water tended to flow out above the salt water, as it joined with the salt from the harbour. Doug MacFarlane, whose family has lived upriver adjacent to the bridge since 1948, recalls watching the action of the ice at the shoreline due to the ebb and flow of the tide. The ice surface that had frozen at high tide, would collapse when the tide ebbed, creating splintering and cracking at the edge as the ice lowered with

the receding water. Chatting with residents living further up the river not far from the Sooke Potholes and the Sooke River falls, we learn that winters as recent as 1970 sometimes allowed skating on river ice. Mary Day recalls that the temperature was 14 degrees below zero Fahrenheit when she and Eric and their son Phillip skated alongside their river front home during a couple of winters, 1969 and ‘70. Elida Peers Historian, Sooke Region Museum

The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre will be closed to the public Saturday Dec. 24 and reopen on Tuesday Jan. 10. The museum will be using this time to do some clean-up and allow for staff time

off. As part of our clean-up effort, we are looking for volunteers to help Jan. 4 to 7 during the day. If you are interested, please contact us by phone 250-642-6351 or email:

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Take stress out of the equation It is the holiday season and stress is at an all time high for some. The short days and dark mornings and nights cause frustration and for some, seasonal affective disorder. Take the light away and some folks react unfavourably, they get grumpy and short tempered. They may noteven know that they are affected. There are a lot of expectations that go into most holidays and as the saying goes, “expectation is disappointment waiting to happen.” May we suggest that having that one extra drink Would you won’t help your stress and in pay $1,000 a fact it may hinder you when you make decisions. Do not drink? get behind the wheel and drive, it’s not worth it. It’s dangerous, costly and can ruin a perfectly good reputation just because of a poor decision made while under the influence. Add to that the danger of being out on these windy and dark roads and you have a recipe for disaster. While the drunk driving infractions are being reconsidered, it doesn’t mean anyone gets off the hook. Use a designated driver, taxi, bus or stay where you are. There is no one you might party with that wouldn’t give you a place to sleep if there is no other option. If they don’t care, perhaps they aren’t the best people to party with. The police will be out there, you can count on that. They will make you blow into the roadside breathalizer and they will haul your car away and possibly you. Just ask yourself, would you pay about a $1,000 a drink if you get nabbed? Somewhere close to $8,000 is about how much it will cost you if you get a lawyer and pay all of the associated costs. Just don’t drink and drive. It’s that simple.

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Premier Clark on her political year B.C. Views I recently sat down with Premier Christy Clark for a year-end interview to talk about her eventful first year back in politics. Here are excerpts from that discussion: TF: People in general are a bit cynical about the treaty process. You could say that about Sophie Pierre [former Ktunaxa chief and chair of the independent B.C. Treaty Commission]. In her report this year she talked about the mounting debt from 20 years of negotiations and basically gave an ultimatum to fix it or shut it down. Do you see the commission continuing as it is, or do you see some changes ahead? PCC: We’re not planning any significant changes to it. We are starting to see, just now, the fruits of all the work from the ministry and from the government and from the treaty commission. And that’s all starting to move pretty quickly. The Taku River Tlinglit economic agreement [mining development and protected areas in the Atlin area], there are a number of these agreements that are starting to flow out, and it’s been a long, slow, frustrating process. So now is the wrong time to walk away from the process, because there’s been 20 years of work invested in

this, and we’re finally starting to see the fruits of it.

it’s working, and will we see changes in the years to come?

TF: A related subject is the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline. There’s a lot of aboriginal opposition to that. The federal Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, not too long ago called this a “nation building project.” It certainly fits with your jobs strategy. Do you support the concept of the pipeline?

PCC: I think that it’s probably affecting people’s and businesses’ decisions about their reliance on carbon as a source of energy. I don’t want to overstate that, though. The thing about the carbon tax is that it’s hard to know how much difference it’s made. But I think anecdotally we see that it has made some difference. We are in the process now of consulting with both the job creator community and citizens about where they’d like us to go next with the carbon tax. We have to keep in mind that the economy is fragile. But we want to remain a leader on the environment, which where we are right now in North America. ••• The interview also touched on Clark’s efforts to ease the pain of getting rid of the HST, and other issues. You can find the full text on this newspaper’s website by pointing to the News tab and clicking on B.C. News.

PCC: First of all, we are foursquare behind the concept and soon to be reality of the liquefied natural gas pipelines, which would take B.C. gas and get it to the port at Kitimat. There is pretty much unanimous First Nations support along the way, community support, through the environmental approval process, it’s all working. The Enbridge proposal is far from that. Being able to get triple the price for Canadian oil would be a big benefit for Canada overall. But the project is one where we have to examine both the costs and benefits. That’s why it’s in the environmental approval process. This is the first of its kind, so I think we have to get a good look at it, and once we have the facts before us, we can have a debate about whether it should go ahead. TF: The carbon tax. Do you think

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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LETTERS • 9

Serving Sooke since 1985.

What is the best Christmas present you have ever gotten ?

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A tobaggan, I got it a couple of years ago when I was seven, I think. I got to use it the next year.

Probably a new bike? That was afew years ago.

The best advent calendar present I’ve ever gotten is a ticket to The Nutcracker. That was yesterday, it was from Starbucks.

That’s tough — I’d have to say a (Nintendo) a few years ago.

Olivia, 11

Quinn, 12

Kiyannah, 11

Jenny, 15

Animals worthy of respect Another cougar shot this week and once again without any apparent good reason. According to the RCMP, the cougar was cornered underneath a truck at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal in the early morning hours before the arrival of passengers for the first ferry sailing. What a perfect opportunity to tranquilize the animal and move it to another locatioin. Of course, that is not what happened. The cougar was shot as always seems to be the case here in B.C. This is only one of many cougars, black bears, and grizzlies that have been killed this year in this province. It happens because nobody objects. We, the most pampered people on the planet, cannot find it in our hearts to have mercy on these beautiful animals who are only trying to stay alive like the rest of us. If you look at animals and see only a tasty treat or consider them a nuisance or vermin as I believe some of us do, I guess slaughtering our wildlife would not be a problem for you. If you believe that animals are worthy of our respect and have a rightful place on the planet as I believe the majority of us do, you have to make your voices heard. Write letters, complain or do

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Fixer-upper

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The 1942 fire truck — that the Sooke Fire Department originally purchased in 1954 for $500 — sits in pieces inside the fire hall while it undergoes a full restoration by members of the Sooke Firefighters Association. The department hopes to have it ready by 2013 for the 100th anniversary celebration. whatever you think might be effective. The animals have no voice, it is up to us to stand up for them and so far that has not been happening. The RCMP and conservation officers play judge and jury,always it seems, at the expense of the animal. Please, stand up and be counted or the slaughter will only get worse. Aaron Bartlett Otter Point

Dear Santa! Well, it’s that time again ... Christmas ... 2011. Where has the time gone? Boy, have we ever been busy at Ayre Manor. This is our WISH LIST for this year. It’s a bit

shorter... and sort of late. Sorry! We would like to make Ayre Manor Lodge more homey and could certainly use a little help. We have narrowed down our wish list to things that are not covered by our budget but would most certainly be appreciated by the residents: 1. We would like to create attractive spots in the long hallways of the assisted living apartment building to allow residents a place to rest en route to the dining room. We need: • standard height but smallish wooden dining room or hall tables (six in total) • a largish vase to put on each of these tables; • silk flowers from

which to make flower arrangements; • paintings to hang on the walls over the tables. 2. We would also appreciate cash donations to help us make the halls of the complex care building more interesting for the residents by: • creating a mural on the walls and door in the south wing; and • purchasing 3-dimensional therapeutic games to be mounted on the walls. 3. We are always looking for more volunteers at Ayre Manor. If you happen to meet any especially nice folks during your Christmas Eve flight, please tell them they can become volunteers very easily.

Just speak to Melanie, our Ayre Manor administrator, or Thomas, our activities coordinator at 250 642-1750. We do hope that we are not asking too much ... All of us have been working very hard this year to maintain and repair our cottages and gardens while beginning to plan for a future expansion. We hope that you find us again, Santa! Our address is 6764 Ayre Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1K1. Lots of love to you and Mrs. Claus, Santa! We hope that you dress warmly and look after yourself Christmas Eve. The weather man says it might be wet. Thank you, Santa. XOXOX Sandy P., Ron D., Carol & David M., Val D., Henry S., Wynn L., Brenda P., Joe T. and all the rest of the members of the Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society. PS: Remember, Santa, donations to the Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society (SECHS) can be used as a tax deducation.

Letters Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sookenewsmirror.com. Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information.

Merry Christmas…. ….and our Very Best Wishes For the New Year. Thanks to all our many friends who make Sooke such a wonderful place to live. Michael, Kathy and Courtney Dick

A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of our Sooke Family Skate. To SeaParc for being such a great host and donating their wonderful facilities. Western Foods and Sooke Village Market for the generous donation of the delicious Hot dogs and Buns. Above all to our friend and neighbour who’s donations of Food, presents and cash will go a long way in helping those less fortunate than ourselves have a Merry Christmas. Call Michael at 250-642-6056 Eml: michaeldick@isellsooke.com ROYAL LEPAGE COAST CAPITAL REALTY - Sooke


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Kettle stories are about giving T

he night was dark and chilly, with a frosty breeze in the air. An older man slowly approached, close to the building to stay out of the wind. His clothes were a little worn, but looked warm enough. He stood by the kettle for a moment, and I wondered if he was going to ask for spare change.Instead, he took a $50 dollar bill from his pocket and stuffed it into the kettle. He told me, “the Salvation Army helped me when I really needed it and now it’s my turn to give. Stay warm and have a Merry Christmas.” As he walked away I wished him a very Merry Christmas... and all of a sudden, my kettle duty didn’t feel quite so chilly any more. Ask any Rotarian about their time standing by the Salvation Army Christmas kettle, and you will hear a similar story. When you are out and about shopping locally this holiday season, listen for that familiar sound of jingling sleigh bells. As sole guardians of the bright red kettle, Sooke Rotarians are once again greeting the community and accepting donations to the Salvation Army’s continued good works for those in need. This year marks Sooke Rotary’s 20th kettle drive. Every year members share stories from the kettle, ranging from kindness shown through an unexpected hot chocolate delivery to a heartfelt thank you from someone who has been on the receiving end of the some of the Salvation Army’s many services. Through the generosity of Sooke residents, approximately $4,300 is raised annually in support of Salvation Army projects throughout

the greater Victoria area, including Sooke. President Deb Johnston says, “This is a great opportunity for Rotarians to meet friends and neighbours in the Sooke area and share in the spirit of Christmas giving. We are pleased to help out the Salvation Army as they help out our community.” Look for the kettle outside the government liquor store from Dec. 16 to the 24. Sooke Rotarian Brian MacNeill shares his kettle story: “I’m sure many of us who worked the Salvation Army Kettle have similar stories but one that I experienced, was an older lady with her daughter, I would guess the daughter was mid 50s to early 60s and as they passed me to

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Rotarian Mark Ziegler volunteers for the Salvation Army kettle drive. enter the liquor store, I wished them “Good morning and Merry Christmas.” After a few minutes they came out of the liquor store with their booty and as they passed I wished them a “Have a good day” and carried on doing my

bell ringing. Several minutes later, I turned to see them coming down the walk towards me. Did they forget to purchase something? Was there a problem? No, as they came closer to me I noticed that neither were dressed in inexpensive clothing and as I was wondering why they were back, the older lady, reached into her jacket pocket and handed me two $50

dollar bills. I was blown away but said that I wanted her to put this money directly into the kettle. I wished them again Merry Christmas and thanked them both for their generosity. For me, this made my Christmas and I get so much inner satisfaction from experiencing their generosity, even to this day, the memory lives on and propels me to volunteer my time.

Happy 111th Birthday Grandma Merle Barwis Love Daughter Helene, Grandchildren Richard, Betsy,Terry, Kathy, Lee, Great Grandchildren Deanna, Aaron,Tara, Jay, Brett, Leah, Becky,Trent and Great Great Grandchildren Luke, Rylan, Taelor, Jack, Maegan, Matt, Beau, Maddy, Jesse.

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Many hands make small work

Quinn, 12, was deciding where to put a box of chocolate biscuits on Monday while sorting through all the donated food. He has been volunteering with his family every year since he was three-years-old.

A safe holiday is a happy holiday

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Last Monday morning, over 40 volunteers showed up at the community hall to help sort through all the donated food collected during this year’s Christmas Bureau food drive. “We had to turn away some people,” said Dave Bennett, a coordinator for the bureau. Chairman Barry Gifford said they had a callout for about 20 but extras showed up at 8 a.m. to help, not that he had any complaints. “More hands make things go faster,” he said. On Tuesday, 320 turkeys were delivered along with 25 full hams and 144 quarter-hams to be added to hampers that were assembled for Sooke’s less fortunate families.

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Keep the kids safe during the holidays Eight safety tips to keep in mind The holidays can be fun, but they can present unique concerns when it comes to kids’ safety. BC Children’s Hospital and BC Ambulance Service are encouraging parents and caregivers to take preventative steps to help make this a safe holiday season. Between December 23, 2010 and January 5, 2011 BC Ambulance Service responded to 194 calls province-wide in support of patients who were 10 years of age or younger. “An injury can occur so quickly, but by thinking ahead, parents can help keep their families safe,” says Allen Pruden, BC Ambulance Service paramedic. “Being prepared and following simple safety tips can help avoid accidents and injuries during the holidays.” Winter holiday tips are available on both the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Ambulance Service websites. Here are a few to keep in mind this season: 1. Toys: Choose items that match your child’s age, abilities, skills and interest level. Small pieces which can easily come off, and small batteries and magnets can cause choking and/or internal chemical burns. Toys with strings longer than 12 inches could strangle babies and toddlers. 2. Strings of electric

lights are hazardous as they are attractive to young children. They run the risk of being strangled, burned or electrocuted if they get wrapped up in the wires or put lights in their mouths. 3. Fireplaces: A child’s skin is four times thinner than an adult’s and can burn four times faster. The glass of a gas fireplace heats up to 200˚C (in just six minutes and takes 45 minutes to cool down. The pilot light of a gas fireplace may also heat the glass enough to cause a burn. Stay close to your child when in a room with a fireplace that is on or has recently been turned off. Block the fireplace with a hearth gate or screen that bolts into or around your fireplace, or put a safety gate in the doorway to the room with a fireplace. 4. Tinsel, ornaments and gift wrap: While tinsel can make a tree sparkle, it’s also a choking hazard for young children, hang them high and out of your child’s reach. Also, keep ornaments higher up on the tree as they can break easily and cause cuts or harm if swallowed. Be careful of holiday gift-wrapping like bags, paper, ribbons and bows. These items can strangle, suffocate or choke small children. 5. Place your Christ-

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mas tree a good distance from any heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators or portable heaters. Cut a few inches off the trunk to expose fresh wood. This allows for better water absorption and will help to keep your tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard. 6. Candles and matches create a fire hazard: Even schoolage kids are drawn to flames, so keep lighted candles well out of reach. Don’t put lighted candles on a tablecloth or anything else that a child could pull down or knock over. Place lighted menorahs on a high surface and not too close to the edge of a table. 7. Food: Children may be eating unfamiliar foods for the first time this holiday season. It’s common to see more

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Judging the best gingerbread houses Judging the entries at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort were, from left to right, Pilar Maekawa, Leo Maekawa, Ingrid Johnston from the Christmas Bureau and Mayor Wendal Milne. Below, The Good Life entry.

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mall businesses in Sooke are trying to provide interesting options for holiday gift giving. If you are tired of the long lineups and the picked over goods in the stores downtown, consider shopping locally. In this day and age of mass-produced goods and imports, in an effort to find something different for gift giving, people are seeking unique, local and wellmade items. They enjoy shopping local and supporting the small businesses in their own community. Small businesses have remained very stable in a very uncertain economic climate. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business states that B.C. is once

able for almost anyone on your list. There are a number of great places you wouldn’t necessarily think of for your holi-

again above the national confidence level at 63.7 and fourth to Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. But, 42 per cent of B.C. small businesses say that insufficient domestic demand is their greatest business constraint. Tired of the same old, same old? Well, all you have to do is take a stroll through Sooke to find something suit-

day shopping. The discriminating shopper can find things such as beautiful hand-

made glass icicles and snowflakes, pottery, and books written by local authors. Local potters, and craftspeople showcase their work in a number of stores and shops. Consider some handwoven First Nations baskets, seaweed baskets, gourd broaches, and driftwood Santas. In the core of Sooke there are shops carrying handmade jewelry, ornaments, antiques, handmade knives, masks and diamond

rings. More environmentally conscious? How about passes to a fitness facility or SEAPARC Leisure Centre? Treat someone you love to a spa day. What about the person who loves classical music? How about a season’s pass to the Sooke Philharmonic? Get someone a coffee card and combine it with a handmade mug, or a beautiful wreath for their front door. Seniors in

ate what they sell and buy them to help them continue to thrive. If we lose our small shops and stores then we lose a part of what makes Sooke an amazing community. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, expensive, unimaginative and time consuming and it won’t be if you shop local. the mix? How about a membership to the Legion or a garden plot at the Sunriver Allotment Garden? Take a drive to some of the local artists’ studios and pick up a thing or two for a totally West Coast flavour. Or go to one of the local galleries for original works of art. For those with limited budgets there are beautiful art cards for those special occasions. It’s so much nicer to support a local

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A wide variety of gift ideas abound in shops in Sooke.

artist with your card purchases. Local businesses rely on locals who appreci-

We searched the shops from the Sooke Region Museum to the Sooke Harbour House and everywhere in between for ideas.

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The South Shore Gallery is holding a Small Works show by gallery artists until Dec. 31. Works by Andres Bohaker, Dorothy Hodgson Butler, Jeffrey Boron, Robert Louis Chouinard, Pauline Chamberlain, Kathy Johannesson, Keith Johnson, Robert Owen, Cheryl Parkinson, Poul Poulsen, Lisa Riehl, Leslie Speed, Elizabeth Tanner, Joanne Thomson, Linny D. Vine and others.

leven talented gingerbread house creators and their helpers brought their entries to the Prestige Oceanfront Resort and had them on display where supporters could vote for their favourites and donate to the Sooke Food bank at the same time. The event raised $616 for the Sooke Christmas Bureau. Gingerbread House Contest Winners: Grand Prize – Two night stay at any Prestige Hotels and Resort plus a $150. Ric’s Grill Gift Certificate, NE Á Á,LE (Green House in SEN O EN) – Jen Dumont Second Prize - $100 Ric’s Grill Gift Certificate, The Holly and the Ivy Cottage – Carol Christie. Third Prize - $50 Ric’s

Pirjo Raits photo

The winning gingerbread house NE Á Á,LE (Green House in SEN O EN) was created by Jen Dumont. More photos of the entries throughout this and the online edition of the Sooke News Mirror. Grill Gift Certificate, A Good Life – Kathy and Beau Hicks. Thank you to all contestants for their amaz-

ing creations and their support of the Sooke Christmas Bureau. Entry 1 – First Frost by Krista Davis

Entry 2 – Here Comes The Wind – Kari Osselton – Sooke Chamber of Commerce Entry 3 – The Holly

and the Ivy Cottage – Carol Christie Entry 4 – The Teddy Bear’s Animal House – Donna Sutherland Entry 5 – Go Green Farm – Debby Stolth Entry 6 – Christmas at Holly Farm – Sharon Sterling Entry 7 – NE Á Á,LE (Green House in SEN O EN) – Jen Dumont Entry 8 – Victorian Era House – Cheryl Chalifour Entry 9 – Generation Station – Dave McClimon and family Entry 10 – Santa Claus’s Cabin – Emily Percival-Paterson and Cara Marks Entry 11 – A Good Life – Kathy and Beau Hicks. See all of the photos online at: www.sookenewsmirror.com, click on Photo Store/Gallery.


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Over $11,000 raised since Jan. 2010 HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS: Come Check out our Fresh Seafood Table Saturday, December 31st, New Years Eve or pre-order your Lobster Now! 250-642-2752

• King Crab Legs • Lobsters • Oysters in the shell • Fresh Qualicum Beach Scallops • Fresh Fanny Bay Oysters • Clams/Mussles & more!

Come into the store to see if you Won an

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CONGRATULATIONS TO

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Our Santa’S Great Gift Giveaway

WINNERS Dorren Barratt Tracy Barnsdale Elvira Bingham Jason Caldwell Chris Dickson Cathryn & Troy Dierk

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SEASONS GREETINGS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR From all the staff here at Village Food Markets

W e e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s W e d n e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 1 - Tu e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 7 , 2 0 1 1 Open 7:30am - 10:00pm, 7 days a week including holidays #103-6661 Sooke Road • Locally Owned • Locally Operated •

Regular Price

Fresh Meat

While Supplies Last!

Grade ‘A’ Frozen

Turkeys $2.16kg... 98

¢

Northridge Farms A.A.A. Beef Prime Rib

/lb

Brussel Sprouts 3.26kg

$4.17/kg........

/lb

$ 89

1 /lb

68¢lb

$

Grimm’s Smoked

Grade “A” Frozen

$ 49

Sausage Rings 375g 4 ea

Turkeys

Grimm’s

Grimm’s

$ 49

Garlic Sausage 300g 3 ea

Sea Food

1

$ 49

1 $ 99 1

Ham............................................... German

/100g

Salami.........................................

/100g

Bulk Foods

4 ea

$ 97 /100g

$ 59

....................................

Black Forest

Dressings 355ml........ 2

$ 49

2

Sliced Blnched

/100g

Organic Walnut

$ 09

7 Layer

1/100g $ 19 1/100g

Dip....................................................

/100g

¢ Gums....89/100g Mints.... 79 /100g

2

/100g

Pumpkin Pies ................... White, Milk or Dark

Dragon Boat

Mix.........$109 /100g

1

Nut Mix......

Dinner Buns 12pk.............. 2/$

¢

$ 09

White or Whole Wheat

9”

Rosebud Party

Jumbo

Salted or Unsalted Econo

$ 39

Halves...

Made in Store

Kolbassa Coil..........................

1

Salads 5 oz container.......$348ea

ea

$ 49

Almonds

Baker y

Garlic or

Organic Earthbound Farm

$ 98

All Varieties

Salmon Nuggets

Roast Beef

Peppers 2 lb bag..........$348ea

ea

Assorted Renee’s Salad

Smoked Candied

Regular or Garlic

Deli

Potatoes 10 lb bag....... 2

1 /lb

Herring 250ml... 98

Mexican Tri-Colour

$ 98

Pepperoni Sticks 450g.... 4 ea

1 /100g

...............

Vancouver Island Red

$ 69 $ 99

Dutch Boy Pickled

Shrimp Meat $

Onions 3 lb bag.............98 ea Cranberries 340g......$198ea

Three Varieties

Hand Peeled

298ea

Ocean Spray

¢

While Supplies Last

3.73/kg, Limit of 1......

2 lb bag..........

Washington Cooking

99

Steak $28.63/kg......... 12 /lb

All Varieties

Mandarin Oranges $

1.50kg..............

Toupie Ham $4.37/kg....... 1 /lb

$ 98

lb

California Clementine

Yams

Alberta Beef A.A. or Better Tenderloin Grilling

Olympic Boneless (Whole or Half)

1

$ 48

California #1

Ham

$ 99

7

California #1

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Ripple Creek Bone-in Butt or Shank Portion

Oven Roast $17.61/kg.......

Produce

$1.69lb/$3.73kg

Raisin

/100g

2

$ 99 ea

00 Bread 454g......................................$ 29 ea

12 $ 49 3 ea

Chocolate Bark 250g.................

2 $ 49 3 ea

Butter

Tarts 6 Pack.......................................

Grocer y Hellmann’s

Mayonnaise $ 99 3 890ml...............

All Varieties

Dasani Water &

Coca-Cola 4/$ 00 5

ea

1.5L-2L......

Christie Snack

Kraft

Crackers 2/$ 00 5

Salad

Dressings 2/$ 00 5

200-454g.......

+ dep.

475ml............

Royal City

Cranberry Sauce 99¢ 348ml................

8

454g..............

ea

89

341-398ml.........

¢ ea

Frozen

2/$

750g....... Tenderflake

$ 99

Breyer’s Double Churned

Ice Cream

2 ea

320-350g...

$ 99

1.66L..........

5 ea

Juice 330ml............... 2/$300 Delnor

Spinach 300g.......... 3/$400

2 Roll...............

Potatoes 99¢

Olive Oil $ 49 3

Wrap

500ml...............

Dairyland

Dair y

Egg Nog

500

Old South Orange

4

Towels 99¢ Alcan Foil

ea

189

$

1L................ Dairyland

Whipping Cream

1L

$ 49

Dairyland

3

Sour Cream

ea

$ 89

500ml....

1 ea

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White Swan

San Remo Extra Virgin

113-116g..........

99¢

570g................

Idahoan Instant Only or Scalloped

Green Giant

Vegetables

3/$ 00

85g...............

Delmonte

ea

5

1L................

ea

Vegetables

Oysters

2/$ 00

$ 99

Bread Paper

Cloverleaf Smoked

Pickles

Coffee

Stuffing 99¢ 120g.................

Bick’s Whole Dill or Polski

Max Voets Tribal Java

Stove Top Turkey or Chicken

Pie Shells

Island Bakery White/60% or 100% Whole Wheat

ea

Natural Foods

$ 99

100ft................

2

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Island Bakery Organic

Whole Wheat Bread 2/$

680g...........

ea

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600

Dairyland Light/Half & Half or

Beanitos Black Bean

Nuts to You Almond Cashew

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

L’Ancetre Bio Organic

Spectrum Sesame/Almond or

Table Cream 1L .........$269 ea Bricks 250g................2/$700

Chips 170g................. 2/$600 Butter 250g.................. $499 ea $ 99 Old Cheddar 200g..... $499 ea Walnut Oil 375ml....... 7 ea

S E E C O M P L E T E L I S T O F S P E C I A L S O N L I N E A T W W W. V I L L A G E F O O D M A R K E T S . C O M

B.C. Transit Bus Passes, Lottery Centre, Gift Certificates and Canada Postage Stamps • We reserve the right to limit quantities • Proud member of Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce


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All!

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Ocean Palm Spa in Sooke is offering a new annual SPA MEMBERSHIP FOR ONLY $50! PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS OFFER IS LIMITED TO SOOKE AREA RESIDENTS ONLY RECEIVE 15% OFF SPA SERVICES AND RETAIL PURCHASES, RECEIVE REWARD CARDS TO EARN FREE SERVICES AND ENJOY 5 FREE $25 GIFTCERTIFICATES FOR YOU TO GIVE TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY! ..................... Ocean Palm now has a Registered Massage Therapist available for Medical Claims Contact 250-642-3027 or www.oceanpalmspa.com for more details Valid at Ocean Palm Spa Sooke location only Offer expires DECEMBER 31 2011 not valid with any other specials or promotions


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V.I.P DENTAL CARE NOW CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN YOUR BACKYARD SOOKE

FINALLY! Finally, Sooke residents can take their dental care to the next level with advanced general and cosmetic dentistry solutions.

BOOK NOW WITH DR. TERA GROFF (778) 425-4140

Benjamin Yong photo

Fire Hall food donations Aliisa Adler, left, and Lorna Evans are Grade 7 students in the Leadership Exploratory program at Journey Middle School.

VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ACADEMYDENTALSOOKE.COM OR IN PERSON AT 6689 SOOKE ROAD Located in the heart of Sooke on the corner of Sooke Road and Otter Point Road.

They were at the Sooke Fire Hall on a quiet Friday afternoon helping guide drivers through the garage to drop off their donations for the Sooke Christmas Bureau.

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LOOKING BACK A trip through the Sooke News Mirror time machine... Dec. 22, 2010 — Council excited by TV op Sooke District Council agreed that certain promotions are just worth the high price tags they’re often associated with at a regular meeting on Dec. 13. At issue was a presentation by Paul Regensburg, senior coach and partner with Lifesport Coaching — stagers of the annual Sooke Subaru International Triathlon. Regensburg asked council for a $25,000 commitment toward the cost of a one-hour television show covering the Aug. 7, 2011 event. He told council he had proposed the production of the program to Rogers Sportsnet — the cable channel which had aired a similar program based on the Vancouver triathlon. Dec. 20, 2006 — Sooke storm aftermath Residents in and around Sooke were faced with incredible damage when they awoke on Friday morning. A duplex on Muir Place was destroyed when trees crashed into the home. Not only was the house demolished but so were the cars parked near the residence. A 24-foot power boat, at Sunny Shores, valued at approximately $70,000 was likely a

File photo

Back in 2009 Sooke Road in the vicinity of Kangaroo Road was awash due to heavy rains and an overflowing creek. write-off. A long snake-like line wove along Sooke Road as drivers waited to get to the West Shore areas. The homes along West Coast Road didn’t fare any better, although at one house two huge trees barely missed the balcony. Dec, 19, 2001 — Sooke man charged after stabbing mother A 27-year-old Sooke resident was charged Dec. 13 with attempted murder after repeatedly stabbing his mother. Nathaniel Don Gutensohn allegedly stabbed Diane Gutensohn twice in the back, and once in the right shoulder. Diane also received slashes underneath her breasts, cuts to her face and wounds to both hands, according to Sooke RCMP Cpl. Ray Champagne. The incident happend around 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 at unit 26 on 7021 Grant Road. “It was very gruesome,” said Staff Sgt. Don Brown, who was on scene. Diane was transported to the Jubilee hospital and is expected to live.

Dec. 25, 1996 — Warm wishes from local leaders As Sooke residents snuggle down for the holidays with family and friends, opening presents and sharing special memories, some others with political influence and the well being of the com-

munity at heart offered their own presents. Chamber of Commerce president Bob Sykes had a wish for the seniors of the community. “I would wish for an extended care facility for Sooke,” he said. Sooke Member of Parliament Keith Martin had a gift idea that would keep on giving for all sectors: a job for everyone unemployed. Malahat-Juan de Fuca MLA Rick Kasper had a more personal idea — Good health and prosperity for the new year.” Dec. 24, 1991 — EMCS society gets grant for trailer The EMCS Society received word last week that Vancouver Foundation has granted $3,500

1 $7 8 5 (  . , 1 ' ( 5 * $ 5 7 ( 1  Beginning September 2012, Nature Kidergarten will help get students outside – rain or shine! Be part of this pilot project, the first of its kind in B.C. Application forms will be available at the information sessions and will be accepted at the School Board office starting Monday, February 6, 2012. Visit naturekindergarten.sd62.bc.ca

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for the construction of one aluminum longboat trailer. The society, through its sale of the log house, has donated the other $3,500. Two trailers are already being constructed under the watchful eye of Bill Laurie and Marc Van Hasselt (volunteer labour). Sooke Marine Industries has donated space for the trailers to be assembled. Phoebe Dunbar stated that the Longboat Trust Committee is very pleased to be able to go ahead with the trailer. Now the boats can be trailed to safe cruising waters on B.C.’s coast for participation in Bicentennial re-enactment voyages, coastal living camping trips and wooden boat festivals.


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Submitted photo

Santa’s Hawaiian helpers

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913 BONA FIDE GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME

Why not make it your Legion

The Legion Christmas meat draw drew in a bunch of folks in their Hawaiian togs. Left to right are: Tony Danyleyko, Trudi Coulter, Ted Davies, Laurie B e c v a r, Debby Davies, Rod Sluggett, Dave Ames, Vicky Sluggett, Dawn Montgomery, Rick Lerik.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 54 SOOKE

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER AND DANCE Doors open 6:30 p.m. Cocktails til 7pm, Stuffed Pork Loin Dinner 7pm Dance to HiWay Productions DJ - 9pm $25.00 for members $30.00 for Non-Members Tickets for sale at the Legion Bar Courtesy Bus Members and Bona Fide Guest Only

HOLIDAY HOUR December 24, 11-5, December 25, CLOSED December 26, 11 - 5, December 31, 11 - 5

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance Tickets holders only doors open 6:30 No Meat Draw December 24 & 31 No Steak Nite December 23 & 30

Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Euchre 7 pm - Pool

MONDAY’S

FRIDAY’S TUESDAY’S

Texas Hold’em 6:45 pm - Pool

WEDNESDAY’S

Darts League 12:00 noon Shuffle Board 6:30 pm - Pool

THURSDAY’S FRIDAY’S

Cribbage 7 pm - Pool

Short Mat Bowling 1-3 pm Drop in Darts 8:00 pm

Steak Night Hosted by Navy League

ANNIVERSARIES BIRTHDAYS GROUP PARTIES WELCOME!

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2:30 - 5:00 PM

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Kyle Dunn photo

Reader’s Photo of the Week Photo contributor Elaine Waugh was visiting Sooke and sent along this photo taken at the government wharf. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. The Sooke News Mirror welcomes your photos. Send your good quality jpeg in at least a 500 pixelwidth to: editor@ sookenewsmmirror. com. See all of the photos taken during the week by our photographers at: w w w. s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com, click on Photo Store/Gallery on the top right hand corner of the web page.

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VITAL VITTLES Free lunch every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Hall on Murray Road. Everyone is welcome.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Drop by the 17 Mile House Pub and catch a musical act or two during music their weekly open mic thei nnight. nig g Open until 11 p.m.

EUCHRE NIGHT Starts at 7 p.m. sharp at the Sooke Legion.

YOUTH CLINIC At Harbour Medical Clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. For more info call 250+642-4233.

PLAYGROUP Come to the Sooke Family Resource Society today for the playgroup group for daycare providers. iders. ders. It’s a great way for daycare children to socialize and participate in activities and a Child Care Resource & Referral consultant will be on hand. From 9:30 to 11 a.m. by donation.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! M From the staff at the Sooke News Mirror, we wish you a safe and happy holidays. Thank you for your continued support as we count down the last few days to the new year.

December 21

December 23

HOLIDAY CONCERT At Sooke Elementary, starts at 1:15 p.m. Bring one non-perishable food item for the Sooke Food Bank for admission. Questions call 250-6425431.

HOLIDAY YOGA Bring a friend or family member for a free class today at Ahimsa Yoga & Fitness (6653 Sooke Rd., phone: 250.642.9642) with a donation to the Sooke Food Bank.

ROTARY CLUB The annual general meeting is today at 12:30 p.m., upstairs in Village Food Market. Call 250-642-1108 for more information. CHRISTMAS BUREAU Food hampers are being distributed today at the community hall for registered families.

55+ CLUB Join Karen at Peoples Drug Mart for seniors day. There will be cake, coffee, prizes, and the chance to connect with friends. There will also be a 15 per cent discount on many products found in the story today.

Sat.

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SHOPPERS

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

December 25

December 26

CALLING ALL QUILTERS Sooke Quilters meet every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church 2110 Church Rd. All skill levels welcome.

December 27

BABY TALK The VIHA Sooke Health Unit is taking a break for Christmas but will return in January with more sessions at the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building). Call 250-642-5464 with any questions.

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT Now that Sooke Hospice Society has a property we still have changes we need to make to enable us to continue giving the same quality of service. One project is to convert the existing garage into a separate cleaning area for our equipment such as electric beds and to include a separate storage space for these items once they and to include a separate storage space for these items once they have been returned and cleaned. Electric beds and specialty mattresses are such an important component in providing comfort to our clients as well as allowing them to stay in their own home, many times avoiding hospital or a facility. The Victoria Foundation has very kindly come forward and given us a grant of $8,328.40 We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Victoria Foundation for supporting us.


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“A very good manâ€? Died peacefully at Oak Bay Lodge after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s. Survived by his loving wife Florence of 63 years, son Robert (Louise), daughters Linda (Bill) and Deborah (Ken), seven grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters Barb, Grace, Gladys and brother Neil and many nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Winnipeg and moved to Victoria in 1957 with his family. He was a journeyman Cabinet Maker and worked at the University of Victoria for many years. He built many houses, really enjoyed woodworking and made furniture and crafts, including Christmas Reindeers. He volunteered at Sooke Hospice, delivering beds. Bob enjoyed playing darts at the Sooke Legion Men’s League and was an avid gardener. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for his generous and kind ways. many thanks to Dr. Pocock and staff at Oak Bay Lodge. In lieu of Ă€owers, donations may be made to Sooke Hospice. Box 731, V9Z 1H7. There will be a private family service.

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he Sooke Folk Music Society normally curtails it’s activities for the summer, but this Saturday, July 30, we are delighted to bring back Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for a special summer concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as part of their “Driver ‘til she drops” tour; a reference to their Chevy Suburban, which now has some 465,000 miles on the odometer Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart met for the first time 1991 at a songwriters night in Nashville TN. They knew that night it was one of them things that are just meant to be. They were married in 1992. It would be quite a balancing act at that time raising a family and trying to make a living along with all the other stuff that came with getting by, “but we managed,” Stacey said as she looked back at her first encounter with the world of touring. Stacey Earle’s first show was on an arena stage in Sydney, playing rhythm guitar in her brother’s band, Steve Earle & the Dukes. She spent about a year and a half on tour with her brother, and then returned to Nashville to start a career of her own as a country/ folk singer/songwriter. “I was 30-years-old and asking/seeking a recording deal in Nashville.At that age it was like asking God to turn back the world clock.” Mark Stuart went to the finest of music schools, he started his schooling listening and admiring his uncle’s guitar playing and his dad’s fiddling. By age 15 he would find himself

Back for another round on July 30 are Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. playing in the school of honky tonks and beer joints in and around Nashville in his dad’s band. Mark was off the road when he met Stacey and that very night he would play the first note of her music never leaving her side. Mark

still somehow found the time to work on his own music recording his solo record and touring. Mark, as well, spent some time in the Dukes in the 1990s. Like Earle, he recalls it as a time of glamour: appearing on the Tonight Show with

Jay Leno, and MTV. “I had someone tuning my guitar, strapping on my guitar,” he said. “Now we carry our stuff three flights up in the Red Roof Inn.” Over the years Stacey and Mark have learned so much from each other. Their songs are the diaries of their life — good times and bad, thereby completing the love they have. Together they share the full load of getting by day-by-day. They’ve gone on to release their duo albums, Never Gonna Let You Go in 2003 and S&M Communion Bread in 2005, and their Gearle Records 2008 release Love from Stacey and Mark which is available at thehir live shows only. While, no doubt, each still remains an individual solo artist with solo releases, such as the 2008 release of Mark Stuart’s Left of

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Nashville and Stacey Earle’s The Ride also in 2008), it is through the respect of each other’s work and years of playing together that they have created their unique sound. And that sound allows each individual to shine through. Stacey and Mark are no doubt together ‘til death do they part. Please be sure to join us for what will be a memorable evening with these two very engaging singer/songwriters. The gig is on Saturday, July 30 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, at 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or in advance at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

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he 25th Sooke Fine Arts Show opened on Thursday night with purchasers waiting in line to get into the show and see the latest works from the 275 artists who submitted entries. The adjudicators chose 375 pieces from the 551 artists who responded to the call for entries to the juried art show and sale. The 10-day show was once again staged in the SEAPARC Leisure Complex where a group of talented and hard working volunteers transformed the cavernous space into an amazing gallery. “We had a lovely weekend and a lot of people,” said Sally Manning, show coordinator. “It is a colourful and happy show.” Many Sooke artists stood out as the winners in the 25th Anniversary Artists Awards. They included Patrick Irwin for his acrylic and oil two-dimensional painting “Port Alberni,” Best Two-Dimensional work. The Best Three-Dimensional work award was awarded to Jan Johnson for his “Minotaur Overseeing Intake,” while Debbie Clarkson took the award for the Best Photography for her “La Habana Elegante #3.” Dana Sitar’s “When I Do Not Follow the Rules” took the award for Best Fibre. Honourable mentions were given to Chuck Minten for his “Circle of Friends” wood table and Anne Boquist’s “YoYoTokTik” gourd and found object piece. Other winners include Heather Hamilton’s “Internal Reflections” pendant (Best Jewellery); Jo Ludwig’s “No Title” glass piece (Best Glass); Metchosin’s Judi Dyelle won Best Ceramic for her “White Series #1”; and Jeff Molloy’ for his mixed media piece “A Man of the Cloth. Other honourable mentions went to Debbie Jansen for her fused glass, “Untitled”, Eliza Heminway’s fibre wall piece, “The Haberdasher’s Garden” and Leonard Butt’s “Uchi” raku sculpture. The adjudicators each chose a work for Juror’s Choice. Richard White gave full marks to Nicolas Vandergugten’s lino block print “Bridgework #3”; Grant Leier (substituting for Carol Sabiston) awarded Dee de Wit’s “Still Life with Mango” his kudos; and juror Nixie Barton chose Johannes Landman’s oil painting “Benchwarmer.” Manning said the attendance was keeping in line with past years as were the sales.

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Sooke U14 soccer club too shiny for silver Benjamin Yong

Sooke News Mirror

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he Sooke U14 boys soccer team’s new head coach Andrew Greenwood calls their current season a “Cinderella story.” Starting in September in the silver division, it quickly became evident that the group, who in one of their games beat their opponents 17-0, was ready to move up to the next level. “We were basically just walking over all the teams,” said Greenwood. After winning five straight in round one playing each of the clubs once and outscoring them 47-4 (there are three rounds in a season, followed by the playoffs), the boys shifted to gold in round two. There was a marked difference in

Tyler Duncan

— speedy striker

speed and skill between the two divisions, and the boys dropped the first game against Juan de Fuca 3-1. After making some adjustments, the team

has gone 3-3-1 in their last seven. A big part of the team’s ability to compete in gold is striker Tyler Duncan whose “lightning fast” speed makes him often untouchable on the way to the goal. The coach didn’t want to discount the rest of the team, however, many who have played together for eight years and do a great job of feeding Tyler the ball while keeping it away from their own net. “That makes my job a lot easier,” he said, a job that Greenwood is comfortable with having coached a few times in his career starting as a player coach with the Peace Arch Soccer Club. He’s played the sport his whole life, a tradition his son Brady is carrying on in Sooke. Greenwood joined the U14 boys at the beginning of the season after moving here from Langford with his family in the summer. One thing he has noticed since arriving is the town’s reputation for being the underdog. “We get no respect, (we hear other team’s say) ‘They’re only from Sooke,’” he said. “I tell the kids ‘Do not say nothing, go out on the field and let your guys’ game do the talking for you.’” That’s what they tried to do on Saturday at home against topranked Peninsula, but couldn’t match up with who the coach said was the “better team” losing 5-0.

Benjamin Yong photos

From clockwise left: Sooke U14 player David Warnhoff tries to fight for positioning on Saturday; Brady Greenwood extends himself to control the ball; number 16 Jacob Foster watches as Ayden Ostropolski, in blue, takes a header. Star-striker Tyler had an issue with his heel that put the brakes on his game, and there were problems in the backfield as well.

“My defenceman, my backline guy (James Lieph) who has got us to where we are keeping people away from our net, didn’t.”

✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK MOLLY IRWIN

This week’s SEAPARC Star is a delightful young lady named Molly Irwin. She is an 8 year old grade 3 student at Ecole Poirier who has been attending the French Immersion Program since Kindergarten. Her favourite subjects at school are Reading and Math. Molly loves reading so much that her parents have to limit her reading time (especially at bedtime) or she would never stop! She has taken swimming lessons here at SEAPARC, did figure skating for four years, plays soccer at home with her sister and at school and is now in Sooke Minor Hockey Initiation and just loves it!! She likes skiing at Mount Washington and goes surfing at Tofino (she can stand up on her board, ride the waves and is proud to have her very own wet suit). When we asked if she had hobbies, reading was first on her list followed by collecting buttons. She likes camping a lot (mostly the hiking and roasted marshmallows) and says she also enjoys exploring beaches and making turtles in the sand. The family has a little dog at home named Sunny and Molly has given her a middle name of “Fluffy” because she is a Westie/Bichon Frise mix and has a fluffy coat if they don’t take her to the hairdresser all the time. We asked what things she was good at and not surprisingly reading came up again as well as skating and being a good sister. Molly plans on being a Doctor or a Scientist when she grows up; we think those are great aspirations! She is described as being a compassionate and giving little girl with a competitive side (just like her Mom). We would like to add wonderful to that list of personal traits Molly, thank you very much for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

The third goal against came when James botched a clearing attempt that put the ball into their own net. “It just shows (suc-

cess is not) a gift for them. They’re going to have to fight for it.” The loss puts Sooke at about the middle of the seven-team pack.

They will have a chance to make things right in January on Peninsula soil their first game back after the Christmas break.

Best Wishes To All For a Very Merry Christmas! From the Commission and Staff of SEAPARC


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Sooke Minor Hockey wrap up Midget — The Sooke midget rep boys played two games in Saanich on the weekend ending up with a draw. The league game Saturday was closely matched and, thanks to the gymnastic efforts of goaltender Tyler Oleskiew, remained scoreless until late in the second. Tape-to-tape passing from Nick Pfeifer and Luke Pitrie helped Jared Pleasants strike first for Sooke, but late in the second Saanich managed to tie it up. A tense third period had many chances for both sides, but Saanich squeaked one in with only 50 seconds left making it Sooke 1, Saanich 2. Sunday’s exhibition game vs. tier 4 Saanich had Nick Dueck busy between the posts for Sooke. Bradon Senft opened the scoring for Sooke in the first followed closely by a goal from Tom Kirk. In the second, Quinton MacDonell scored with an assist from Senft, but Saanich managed one of their own making it Sooke 3, Saanich 1. Braden Swaile and Pfeifer scored in the third, with assists on both goals from Ryan Seeburger. Saanich managed one more in the third for a final score of Sooke 6, Saan-

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ich 2. Peewee (girls) — The peewee girls came up on the ice totally confident with their skills against Oceanside on Sunday afternoon. Oceanside came on the ice with 15 players (four from Bantam), but the girls weren’t intimidated and just went ahead with their game plan. Early in the first period, Sooke Thunderbirds’ Olivia Carello put in a nice goal after a crisp pass from Alyssa Lloyd right in front of the Oceanside’s wideopen net. Later on in the same period, a breakaway from Morgan Couture added one more goal on the board. Finally, in the second period, Alyssa Lloyd put in the third and final goal making it a win of 3-0. The girls put a lot of pressure in the offensive zone and a perfect game from Michele Lacombe contributed to the victory. They also received great support from the two rep players from the atom’s girl’s team Zoe Tremblay and Maggie McKinnon. So far, the peewee girls has been undefeated in their early league season. Now they are getting ready for a tournament during Christmas break up

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Atom C1 — The Dale’s Electric Sooke Thunderbirds Atom C1 team tangled with the JDF Grizzlies on Saturday at SEAPARC and came away with a 9-1 victory. The Grizzlies got on the board first with a goal two minutes into the first period. Seemingly caught off guard, the Thunderbirds quickly settled down and took control of the game.

The Thunderbirds’ speed and passing game shone with a season high of 60 completed passes being made. Strong penalty killing efficiently shut down a total of 10 minutes with a man short and netted one shorthanded goal. In this total team effort, Ryder Norman had a great game picking up a goal and an assist. Finley Arthurs soared with three goals and an assist.

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Mason Swift looks south Benjamin Yong

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Sooke

Sooke’s Mason Swift had a simple objective when he transferred to Victoria’s Mount Douglas High School three years ago. “I set a goal in Grade 9 to win a championship every year in high school.” And he’s done it. As a junior varsity in his first two seasons, and now as a senior after his team beat W.J. Mouat Secondary at BC Place for the AAA provincial football championship in the beginning of December. He’s also netted MVP honours every year except as a freshman. Swift was mentally and physically exhausted from a full day of school followed by two hours of CrossFit (combination weight training and cardio workout) in Esquimalt and then another hour commuting by bus back into town. This routine, along with speed training and track Christian J. Stewart photo and field also thrown in, happens five days a week. Mason S w i f t Now that the season is over, he is concentrating on heads for the end getting “better, faster, and stronger” for next year. It’s something the Grade 11 athlete is used to, zone at the AAA football provincial and his work ethic is what has allowed Swift to help championship game achieve so much success at his sport. “It comes with hard work,” he said. “My name is earlier this month. definitely out there more than before.” The soft-spoken youngster with curly dark locks falling well past his shoulders is crossing his fingers for people down south to get wind of his name. His goal right now is to attend an American university where he can play div-1 football, like his former teammate Mount Doug running back Terrell Davis who is going to Washington State. “I’m just hoping for that full-ride scholarship,” said Swift, adding the education is just as important. “I’m not sure (what I want to study yet), maybe business or kinesiology.” In the summer, he is going to try and further increase his exposure by attending more football camps in places like Utah and Idaho where professional coaches and scouts frequent. Swift got his start on the gridiron as a nine-year old playing for the Sooke pre-atom Seahawks. He stayed local until the peewee level and played for the Victoria Renegades before joining the Rams at Mount Doug.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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t’s the time of year to celebrate the Christmas season and there’s nothing better, after some good holiday cheer, than to go and give some winter fishing a try. On Dec. 26 it’s the second annual Boxing Day Salmon Derby. Fishing starts at dawn which at this time of year is about 7:30 a.m. with final weigh-in at 1:30 p.m. at the Crab Shack at Jock’s Dock. It’s also a good time to try out the new boat ramp, there should be lots of parking. Last year’s event had some 75 anglers entered with the winner taking home almost $1,500 in the winner-take-all event. Anglers wishing to take part are asked to bring along some nonperishable items for the

Sooke Community Food Bank. As well there will be draw for a rod and reel for anglers who donate a fish. The Coho Derby yielded 500 plus pounds of salmon fillets for the food bank. Fishing continues to be strong out in front of the Sooke Harbour. Run out to the 100-foot contour and start fishing with the gear close to the bottom. For best results use artificial lures or bait and you won’t have to go far until your rods go off. Sometimes in the summer you don’t get a bite all day. Only difference it’s now a little chiller. Until next time, “Seasons Greetings.” Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic

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A couple of fishing dudes from Okuma Fishing Gear test out a new rod and reel for 2012 on Elden Smith’s brand new 27-foot Northwest Aluminum charter boat. Elden showed them two days of good winter chinook fishing. Elden said they lost a couple nice teeners to the ever present Mr. Seal. More and more fishing suppliers are looking to Sooke and Port Renfrew to test their gear out. You can’t get a better place to giver’ a try. With our steller year-round sports fishery whether it’s trophy salmon or seasonal halibut it’s all good.

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