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SOOKE PRIZE QUILT

Editorial

A beautiful handmade quilt is the first prize in the Sooke Fall Fair raffle. Page 20

NEWS MIRROR Page 13

Sports/stats

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Wednesday, AUGUST 3, 2011

Slo-Pitch Invitational

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Entertainment

2010 WINNER

24 teams faced off this B.C. Day long weekend at Fred Milne Park. Page 30

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Sooke is a fisher’s paradise

Pirjo Raits photos

Great catch! Sooke proved to be the place to catch salmon. The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society’s fishing derby saw Terry Wilson catch the biggest salmon at 42.25 pounds, top left. Below left, four guys and their catches Jeff Stewart, 23.5 lbs; Bryan Pearson, 20 lbs; Quinn Pearson, 18 lbs; and Jeremy Herriott, 21 lbs. Top right, volunteers weigh in the entries. Bottom right. SSES president Mel Hull cleans the catches, which he has been doing for years. More derby photos on page 29.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011

Up Sooke HST BALLOT VOTERS ARE REMINDED that voting in the 2011 HST Referendum closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011, when all completed ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre or an Elections BC Collection Centre.

ART IN THE PARK

THE POPULAR TWO-DAY event is scheduled for this weekend at Ed Macgregor Park on West Coast Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. See you there.

COUNCIL MEETING

THE DISTRICT OF Sooke regular council meeting on August 8 will deal with issues around the EPCOR contract.

Thumbs Up! A FANTASTIC JOB was done by the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society during the weekend fishing derby.

NEWS • 3

The display that just keeps on giving Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

A piece of the Olympic dream lives on in this Sunday’s Sooke Subaru International Triathlon. The team of Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, firefighter Chris McCrae and district representative Laura Byrne were hard at work last Thursday building a bridge at John Phillips Memorial Park using some unique building materials -- leftover wood from the Sooke display at the Richmond O Zone during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. “It’s the ultimate recycling project,” said Sorensen. The bridge provides access over a drain-

SUBARU TRIATHLON

BE AWARE OF the road closures taking place during the Sooke Subaru Triathlon. Come out and cheer on the athletes and show our visitors what a great place we live and play in.

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age ditch that is right next to Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, which triathletes will make use of during the race. The park is the location of the second transition point from biking to running, and the finish line. This year the triathlon route has been changed to accommodate a number of factors including television crews and a safety, as well as impact on businesses, said Byrne. “Mulligan’s had to close last year,” she said, because that section of Otter Point Road was shut down due to the previous route design. This year, the road will remain open with “limited access” since there will still be competitors in the area,

but nowhere near the volume last year where cyclists had to go up and down the street. Byrne said she’d like to see the bridge as a permanent addition to the park. “It ties nicely to the the existing trails.”

Benjamin Yong photos

Chris McCrae, Steve Sorenson and Laura Byrne building a bridge using material recycled from the district’s O Zone display at the 2010 Olympics. The bridge provides better access at John Phillips Memorial Park.

POLICE BEAT

Motorcycle and car accidents and thefts fill police blotter July 23 -- 46-year-old Peter David Airth from Saanich crashed his motorcycle on Hwy. 14 east of the Sombrio Beach turnoff, and was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital where he died from injuries on July 28. Airth was heading towards Sooke from Port Renfrew when witnesses heading in the opposite direction said they saw the bike sliding on the ground on a steep narrow switchback then ending up in a ditch. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor and the investigation is ongoing. July 25 - August 1 Total calls for service: 111 Police arrested a 19-year-old View Royal man on July 25 who

per’s Cove on July 30 at 8 a.m. First responders arrived at the scene and the fire department rescued a woman trapped in her car who was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries. Drugs and alcohol are suspected to be a factor and criminal

charges are pending. The matter is still under investigation.

was driving a truck stolen from Connie Road containing items stolen from several cars on Gillespie Road that were broken into. The man is charged with theft, possession of stolen property, breach of a conditional sentence order and possession of a break-in instrument. Police believe the case is connected to two houses broken into on Gillespie and another stolen car at a nearby property. The case is currently under investigation.

Several roadblocks were set up in Port Renfrew over B.C. Day long weekend that resulted in four immediate roadside suspensions, one drug seizure, and violation tickets for no insurance.

A suspect attempted to break into a house in Lannon Creek Estates on Blythwood Road on July 25 and fled after setting off an alarm. A nearby house was later broken into and items including a laptop and jewellery were stolen.

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man in an ambulance, who refused to submit to a breathalyzer test resulting in police issuing him an immediate 90-day driving suspension. The man will be appearing in court at a later date charged with refusal.

Did You Know? So every month this year has been below average temperatures. The first ½ of August is predicted to be nothing but sunny ( a few clouds) so let’s hope it is a warm August. Full Moon on August 14th – might be a great night for a late night get together! Buying or selling…. call me!

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011

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Cougars shot with tranquilizers Adult and cub to be relocated

NEWS • 5

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pounds which DeKelver put in his truck. Price applauded the officer saying he was very professional in securing the area, alerting people of the danger and making sure no one got hurt. The cougars are to be relocated to Jordan River. “A lot of people were standing around watching, taking pictures,” said Price. “It was awesome, the first time in my life I saw (cougars).” Cougars are predators being most active at dawn and dusk, although they may be seen at any time. If you meet a cougar, do not run or turn your back. Stay calm, pick up small children, back away slowly making yourself look as big as possible and give the animal an avenue of escape.

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Top, a tranquilized cougar and her cub captured in a residential backyard lie on the back of Conservation Officer Rick DeKelver’s truck ready to be relocated to Jordan River. Bottom, two Bluetick Coonhound dogs wait obediently in the back of a truck after helping a conservation officer apprehend two cougars in a residential backyard last Thursday night.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

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What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed. Thurs. Fri.

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COUNTRY MARKET Today on Otter Point Road at Eustace.

TRIATHLON RACE DAY The Sooke Subaru International Triathlon is today! Watch competitors as they swim, bike and run their way to glory. See today’s sports section or visit www. triseries.ca for maps and information.

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

YOUTH CLINIC at Harbour Family Medical Clinic – 4 to 7 p.m. 250-642-4233

August 3

August 4

August 5

WOMEN’S CONNECTION GROUP Summer program is underway every Wed. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please contact Susan by Tue. to book at 250-2166762. Sponsored by Sooke Outreach.

TRIATHLON REGISTRATION Registration for the Sooke Subaru International Triathlon closes today at noon. Go to www.eventsonline.ca/ events/sooketri to sign up.

EXPO AT PRESTIGE LifeSport hosts its first public Sport & Lifestyle exposition at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. Nutrition clinics, games for the kids, vendor booths and Olympic gold medalist Ashley McIvor will be signing autographs. 2 to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

AL-ANON MEETING For friends and family of alcoholics. Every Wed. at 7:30 p.m. 7110 West Coast Rd. 250-642-3978.

August 6

August 7

August 8

August 9

BABY TALK Join VIHA’s Sooke Health Unit to learn about play and your baby at the CASA building from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 250-6425464.

Salmon Derby saturday catches

SHOPPERS

DRUG MART 250-642-5229

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.

Come for the fun, stay for the Council Meeting

SOOKE BASIN BBQ! At Broomhill Park

(2280 Pyrite Drive)

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 5:30-7pm Join Sooke Water Watch and your neighbours at a free BBQ before the 7pm Sooke District Council meeting. Sooke residents soundly rejected a 21-year sewage deal with Edmonton-based EPCOR. The clear message for Council is to now look at more local, cost-effective, transparent alternatives such as in-house wastewater services. Come to the meeting for a say in this vital community issue.

BACKGROUND

The Distict of Sooke Council tried and failed to give EPCOR a new 21-year “sweetheart deal” to run Sooke's wastewater system for private profit. Now they are trying again and Sooke Water Watch has several concerns:

SOOKE WATER WATCH

Since June, EPCOR rates jumped from $57,000 per month to more than $75,000 per month! Sooke District Council accepted this $18,000/month increase. Estimated operating costs for a new contract with EPCOR are already 87% higher than originally projected. The new contract was untendered and Council has not even considered the benefits and cost savings of running the system publicly. Long-term private operating contracts take resource control out of public hands and our tax dollars flow out of the community in the form of private corporate profits.

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Resort under new management Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is under new management but residents won’t notice much difference aside from seeing more tourists in town, said Michael Anderson, president of True Key Hotels & Resorts who are behind the takeover. True Key is based out of Radium Hot Springs in B.C., and Sooke Harbour is the fourth resort they’ve added to their portfolio since going into business seven years ago. “In our view there’s untapped opportunity to further develop the rental program and rental business that exists here,” said Anderson. Working together with the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, Sooke Region Tourism Association, fishing guides and other activ-

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Michael Andreson sees management changes at the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina as positive for Sooke and the resort. ity providers, Anderson said they hope to develop new products

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Attendees can expect to see: Tae Kwon Do demonstrations; a live theatre review with the Sooke Harbour Players; Djembe drumming with percussionist Matthew Hodgins and school age drummers; a wide variety of dance

styles with Sooke’s Carole Cave Dance Studio, the Cynthia Davis Trio singing jazz and blues, Eric Hughes Trio with jazz by Eric Hughes, James Young and Adam Dobres; and Yvonne Cabot with Revolver 3 performing rock.

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EDITORIAL

MIRROR

Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Benjamin Young Reporter

The Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 112-6660 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A5 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

OUR VIEW

Everyone’s soapbox

Reading the Sooke News Mirror online may not be to everyone’s liking but it does provide a small peek into what some people in Sooke are thinking. There was a recent letter stating that politicians should be held to a higher standard and the comments arising from it are, to say the least, interesting. Everyone who comments on Disgus has a user name and they don’t necessarily know who each other is. We are privy to this though. The bantering back and forth is not unlike the talk in the Keep it shops in Sooke, the clean, keep it coffee difference being that they are not face to face so it is honest... likely they will say things they wouldn’t otherwise say to each other. There are salient points being made by each of the commenters and the interesting thing is that they are anonymous. They are not who they may think they are. It is time to remind those who choose this forum for their public comments that libel and slander are still issues. We can manually delete comments we feel are treading on thin ice. Just a reminder that while we want you to express yourself and have your say, we will not allow petty name calling and childish commentary. We expect civil and reasonable comments not ranting, raving and pettiness. Another reminder, we will not allow this forum to be used as a platform for electioneering. We will delete those comments if they come close to this sort of use, the same as in the print version of the paper. Keep it clean, keep it honest and keep it legal. Other than that, enjoy your soapbox.

How to reach us: General: Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Publisher: Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.com Office Manager: Harla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.com Editor: Pirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.com Reporter: Benjamin Young news@sookenewsmirror.com Advertising: Rod Sluggett, Joan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.com Circulation: Joan Gamache circulation@sookenewsmirror.com Production Manager: Steve Arnett production@sookenewsmirror.com Creative Services: Frank Kaufman creative@sookenewsmirror.com Classifieds: Harla Eve, office@sookenewsmirror.com Vicky Sluggett

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YOUR VIEW

Do you think Sooke should have more events like the Sooke Subaru Triathlon ?

Yeah, for sure. Sooke needs more exposure.

Yes, totally.

Absolutely, it’s good for local businesses.

I just moved here from Ontario three weeks ago. But sure, I’ll support it. Sounds fantastic.

Leah Versteegh

Camille Tkacz

Bob Ayotte

Steve Jones

ANOTHER VIEW

Green Party gets lost in the static The election of Elizabeth May as Canada’s first-ever Green Party MP was supposed to be a breakthrough for environmental issues. Finally embraced by voters in the organic farming region of SaanichGulf Islands, May was given a mandate to change the political conversation about sustainable development, climate change and pollution. The breakthrough might even translate to the provincial level, where Jane Sterk is the latest of a line of B.C. Green leaders to toil in obscurity. It’s too bad they both threw away their scientific credibility last week, by chiming in with the tiny tinfoilhat movement and its trumped-up opposition to BC Hydro’s transition to wireless meters. May got the tinfoil ball rolling by decrying the use of wireless internet. It might be contributing to bee colony collapse, she mused on Twitter, to much ridicule. Apparently she believes that using a computer connected by a wire keeps her free from the radio waves that surround us all. They are generated not only by computers, cell phones and smart meters but all sources of light, including the infrared light that accompanies body heat. May then cited the much-hyped revelation that the World Health Organization has listed radio-frequency waves as a possible carcinogen. Radio waves such as those generated by cell phones and wireless

routers were moved to a classification called 2B, which also includes such volatile substances as pickled vegetables. What this actually means is that health effects can’t be ruled out. It’s impossible to prove that something’s impossible. But after many years of study, the evidence that cell phones and such devices cause illness remains at precisely zero. With May alongside, Sterk called a news conference last week to demand a halt to BC Hydro’s smart meter program. The first question from a reporter was, why are you reversing the BC Greens’ 2009 election platform, which called for installation of smart meters by 2012, followed by imposition of time-of-use electricity pricing to reduce consumption? Sterk expressed surprise, apparently having forgotten her own position from only two years ago. Political credibility takes years to build but only seconds to destroy. I attended the B.C. Green Party’s 2007 leadership convention at which Sterk was elected. It came after a long and divisive debate over whether cell phones could be used at the meeting. They were finally allowed, but this “issue” apparently took up more time than any policy discussion. Why is BC Hydro putting in smart meters? First, mechanical meters are obsolete and soon won’t be avail-

able. Second, B.C. is about twice as big as Germany. Finding, let alone fixing damaged power lines is a monumental task. A smart grid (much more than just digital meters) is not only self-assessing, it can be made self-healing, rerouting power to blacked-out areas when weather, transformer failure or vehicle accidents cut power. Do smart meters continuously communicate with a “mother ship,” as some claim? Do they record when you get up at night to pee? No and no. These are the kinds of nonsense claims that surround the smart meter issue. BC Hydro says four to six transmissions from a smart meter to a local hub each day amount to about a minute in total. Radio wave exposure is equivalent to a half-hour cell phone call every 20 years. The British National Cancer Institute just published an extensive study of children with brain tumours and exposure to cell phones. Like previous studies, it found no correlation. Somebody should send a postcard to the Green Party and tell them about it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter. com/tomfletcherbc


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011

You know who you are I would very much like to recognize the service my wife and I received on July 26 at 10:30 p.m. I called 911 for assistance, my wife was in a bad way. The 911 operator was more than helpful. His approach in giving me instructions on what to do was most professional and thoughtful. Words cannot express my thoughts on the two paramedics and three firefighters who came to my home. We are indeed very lucky in our community to have such professional individuals to assist us. When required words cannot express my thanks to you. I don’t have your names but you know who you are. Bill and Bergi Jones Sooke

Listen and then talk Residents of the District of Sooke: For clarity... municipal administration in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, is something that has been created by Canadians and is to be recognized and respected. Good done by groups is always good, even when they do other things later. To citizens groups that act as if, “always loud is always right”… responsible democratic municipal governance is about allowing you, hearing you and not having to listen to you. Some people will always ask about money and numbers. Please ask, listen, process, confirm, clarify and then talk as if you have enough self-respect to be able to change what you’re saying. At all council meetings I propose a projected white board with spreadsheet cells in bordered row and column format with numbers being presented or typed in by... council’s acting secretary maybe. EPCOR in my opinion... the community has said ... “Hey, some people are making a lot of noise about this and we want more info before any deal, especially a 21-year deal, is signed, Eh...” People talk about the costs and the differences in costs relative to the

LETTERS

Shape of things to come

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An Elephant seal was laying on the beach in front of the Port Renfrew Hotel shedding its skin. It often takes a few weeks. People who do not know what’s going on may think it’s dead. monthly contracts per month. $57K comes from previous arrangements which were finished when that contract ran out. New contract means new. More clarity is… changes in ways that cost more are; expected in normal governance, due to changes in what is wanted and increased base cost fees. Forty per cent is the real number to remember for those who are interested in the different statements about operating costs. The District of Sooke mayor and council are always here and always available to talk to. Staff at the district office are very willing and absolutely able to help people do most anything within the community. Forms to be filled in, property information looked up, bylaws and or access to anything within the District of Sooke. Myke Colbert (moonfist) Sooke

Donation scam We have been advised that someone out of Vancouver (area code 604) is phoning Victoria residents asking for a donation of at least $20 in support of the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children. Please be advised that the Foundation does not solicit donations by telephone. If you receive a call of this nature, please take all the details you can and

contact the foundation at 250-519-6977. Jennifer Jasechko Vice President Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children

Poor calculation It is my understanding the HST is 12 per cent on restaurant meals. This doesn’t appear to be the case at a certain Sooke fast food establishment. Last Saturday I took one of the discount coupons from the sheet issued each month in the mail which advertises two meals for $10.99. The cashier rang up $13.63. I pointed out the HST on $10.99 less than that (as in $1.32, making a total of $12.31). The acting manager came out and re-entered the order, lowering the bill to $12.94. She told me this was “the best they could do.” Since there was a line-up forming behind me, I paid up and left. I’m not happy at being overcharged and would advise people to pay close attention to their bills. Christene Rafuse Sooke

Unfair sense of entitlement Years of government favour have resulted in an unbelievable sense

of entitlement in B.C.’s corporate elite. Only in B.C. could business pay for an advertising campaign to convince the public that if they pay more taxes and business less, it would benefit us all. Apparently we all should get collective amnesia about the last nine years of corporate tax cuts and forget the fact that this entitlement has been paid for by seniors, the sick, the vulnerable and the young. Business exists solely for profit and has no sense of shame that their profits came out of the pockets of the needy. How stupid do the HST advocates think we are? The old adage rings true: It doesn’t matter to business, if cannibalism were legal, we would all be in cans. Ted Roberts Sooke

Climate change and taxes This subject is controversial. One group composed of academics, politicians and the United Nations state that our run away carbon dioxide, etc., will heat our planet to toasty levels. Another opposite group of eminent scientists and other skeptics state the first group’s science is flawed and there is not much to be

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concerned about. The first group contends that the skeptics are dangerous apostates who are content to fiddle, like Nero, while the Earth burns. The skeptics report that the first group is dependent on government grants for their salaries and that belief in Earth warming is part of their job descriptions and that the goal is to assist politicians and the UN to gouge more taxes by scaring us silly. So be it. We can conclude by the sharp disagreement that there is no full comprehension, nor is there an attempted meeting of the minds. In the meantime (any comprehension aside), our enlightened Liberals have introduced a carbon tax. In addition our Capital Regional District (that great centre for ideas) has stipulated that new Official Community Plans must reduce greenhouse gasses by three per cent. This should provide welcome relief to those who receive delivery of our greenhouse gasses by westerly winds, sometimes in excess of 60km per hour. Personally, if the first group is right and we harvest crops of delicious oranges, avocados, etc., I will pay the tax with pleasure. On the other hand, if the Earth remains cool or cooler, we can look forward to more (yuk) snappy cabbage, ripping turnips and spicy parsnips. One thing is certain either way, we can look forward to paying taxes. Perhaps, one day, we may also agree on climate change. G. B. Miller Shirley

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

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Opinion: Open letter to council After reading in the June 29, 2011, Sooke News Mirror newspaper that just two artists won the boardwalk signage project contest, I request a public explanation to the following questions, please. Where in your Community Charter is described that council had the right to alter the Municipal Arts Program 2009 Policy as they did without going through the legal voting process? Where on the district charter is it stated that council had the right to re-appoint members who are directors of a beneficiary group as members for the Sooke Program of the Arts Committee (SPA)? Therefore, according to the Municipal Arts Program 2009 Policy adopted on January 26, 2009, and to the Committee Structure and Function Policy, 2006, adopted on November 28, 2006, and amended on January 12, 2009, council did not have such rights. First, you could not have modified/split

the $7,000 boardwalk signage project in two portions of $3,500 to avoid appointing a public jury? The boardwalk project’s cost was $7,000, as you personally described to me on April 26, 2011, during the financial plan meeting. This number is also stated on the 2011 budget as “transfer out” to the SPA and it as well appears on the SPA’s March 2011 minutes. The municipal arts program 2009 policy - clause 3.0 clearly indicates: “temporary Public Arts Juries, […] will select art for larger public art commissions where the project is equal or greater than $5,000 in project value.” Second, council could not have re-appointed during consecutive years three Sooke Fine Arts’ directors perfectly knowing they were in conflict of interest. The Sooke Community Charter clearly states that a committee member cannot be “[…] a director, member or employee of an organization seeking a ben-

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efit from the District of Sooke upon which the committee will make a recommendation.” Last, due to council and to the SPA’s blatant circumvention 12 artists saw their chance for some recognition, exposure and monetary help disappearing from their hands. The “Call to Artists” was placed on the newspapers only 13 days prior to the contest deadline date, June 8, 2011, and only those artists knowing about the contest from other sources had time to present their portfolios, such as one of the winners and a member’s husband. Conclusion, in the name of art and justice, I request two things from council: a) for the competition to be re-opened and a public jury to be appointed, b) for the directors of the Sooke Fine Arts Society to be dis-appointed from the SPA’s committee.

P.S. The Sooke Fine Arts Society is the group which will be soon presenting to council their new and extremely expensive project for final approval, the Cultural Mapping Project. However, because facts indicate that this project is apparently very dear to council, $397,684 have been already put aside as a reserve fund for the SPA to use in the next four years, members of this organization cannot be entitled to act as SPA members. Last, I would like to recommend council to consider taxpayers’ money by joining other municipalities on the Cultural Mapping project. The City of Victoria is also creating their plan and it has the same population rate than the mapping project’s model, the City of Hamilton. Margarita Dominguez Sooke

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SFA was all about the art

Two young girls paint at Art4Kids.

Making art Top, Sasha, 8-years-old shows off her clay dog made at Art4Kids. Above, Brett Borrie lets Eric, 14, try engraving while his friend Coltyn, 14 watches. Below, Holly, almost 5-yearsold and her sister Lily, 7, try their hand at modeling clay.

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Norene Schmuck was one of the artists who was assisting the public in the creation of a community mosaic at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Below, Barbara Birke shows how to make bobbin lace.

Cim MacDonald, above demonstrated watercolour painting while Jill Bailly showed people how to do needle felted wool.

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ur natural world is fascinating in its diversity, history, flora and fauna and beauty. Three books being reviewed offer a wealth of information on mammals, wolves and wild berries. They connect us with our environment by identification, thereby providing knowledge which helps one enjoy the wilderness and what is in it.

deserves our understanding. It is about respect for an animal that does have a place in the Canadian landscape. The book contains maps, illustrations and photos throughout.

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It is the quintessentially iconic Canadian image, it is the cry heard in the wilderness, and it is a charismatic species often misunderstood and often hunted: it is the wolf (c. lupus). Author Erin McClosky, an active campaigner for the protection of endangered species and spaces, writes of the natural history and status of Canadian wolves. She writes of the behaviour, physiology, and interspecies relationships of wolves as well as culling, hunting, trapping and the intrinsic values of wolves in our society. Everything you ever wanted to know about wolves is pretty much covered in Wolves in Canada. It is not a glossy hardcover coffee table book, but rather an interesting read providing information without the romanticism. The “big bad wolf,” “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” “the wolf from the door,” “crying wolf,” and other similar quotes have made the wolf an animal to be feared and exterminated. McClosky’s book points out how the wolf

A field guide is usually an informational publication which can be used to identify plants, animals, and other things in the natural world. The Mammals of Canada is a lively, informative text for 188 common species of mammals. From the grizzly bear to the ground squirrel, the orca to the shrew, each is covered in just enough detail to give you an idea of its description, habitat, food sources and reproduction. Well laid out with colour plates, this book will give the reader a strong sense of the nature of the mammals featured in the 448 pages. The chapters are colour-coded and a quick reference guide in the first pages allows the reader to assess what type of animals they are looking at. Many of the descriptions include interesting “Did you Know?” facts. As an example: Did you know - “Sometimes these seals follow

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and description. Did you know that the berries of the arbutus are edible? The taste is described as bland, mealy, astringent, bitter and sweet. A cider was made from the berries which stimulated the appetite. Did you know that cranberries were traditionally prescribed to relieve nausea, to ease cramps in childbirth and to quiet hysteria and convulsions? Simple recipes for cooking, preserving or enjoying berries fresh of the plants are included throughout the book. Enjoy rosehip jelly or blackberry cordial or syrup. This guide will be indispensable for those searching the wilds for edible berries.

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dent at Edward Milne over 30 years ago. “My first client was my English teacher’s sheep dog,” she said. After high school she attended a grooming school in Vancouver where she graduated in 1982. Maloney said her parents were supportive of her unorthodox career choice and laughingly told her to

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Liana Maloney, Posh Paws Pet Spa owner, is a champion. Or at least her dog is. Her and Caffrey -- a young Shetland sheepdog -- returned home to Sooke last week after venturing to Surrey for the All Breed Championship Dog Show for dog groomers. “Our 10-month-old puppy completed the Canadian championship -- he won best puppy in a breed and best puppy in a herding group,” said Maloney. This wasn’t, by any means, her first success as a groomer. About a month ago, Maloney and a handful of her client’s dogs went to the Island Grooming Event in Victoria. “They had groomers from Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and the Island -- basically western Canada.” She said it was the first big dog grooming show on the Island, and was basically a “scissoring competition” where the goal is to have the dogs trimmed as close

“go for it.” She is now a certified master groomer with the professional association, and her career has taken her to high places -- she was training employees across Canada at the pet store chain Petcetera for a decade before realizing she missed the Island and decided come back and open her own busi-

ness. The next big challenge for Maloney is to compete on a global scale. By doing well in competitions, she accumulates points to eventually reach the level where Posh Paws is eligible to join the Canadian grooming team. “Next year we’re doing it seriously.”

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Posh Paws Pet Spa owner Liana Maloney carefully combs toy poodle Lady Diana’s hair while Sandy Turner, a Tibetan Lhasa Apso, waits patiently for her turn. as possible to the breed’s standard pattern which is a predetermined international standard. While some of the other entrants brought dogs from kennels, she chose to use those belonging to her customers. “Some of these dogs are coming in every week for six weeks to get their coats in shape,

so it’s a lot of work for them.” In the competition, Posh Paws took second place in sporting dog class, fourth in mixed breed, second in toy poodle, and first in terrier with a Welsh terrier from Sooke named Dillon. Maloney said she loves to enter such shows, but they’re very

time consuming and take a lot a time away from her business which she opened five years ago. And while the shop is relatively new, she was involved in the industry long before that. Growing up with an exceptional affinity for canines, she already knew what she wanted to to do even as a stu-

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Cyclists in Sooke rejoice, there’s a new rack in town. People walking, running, biking or maybe even driving by Cedar Grove Shopping Centre may have noticed the bright wooden structure right in front of Barb’s Barber Shop. “About two weeks ago I found out Maywell Wickheim (owner of Sooke Marine Industries) was making this wooden rack,” said Randy Welters, the manager at Stone Pipe Grill which is right around the corner. Welters, who has also been involved with the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and the Sooke Region Tourism Association for many years, said he had talked in length with Laura Byrne from the district about the necessity for bike racks, and particularly near his establishment.

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A wooden bike rack, the first of its kind in Sooke., is located in front of Barb’s Barber Shop on West Coast Road. It was built by Maywell Wickheim. “In our restaurant we get lots of cyclists and they’d like to a) lock their bikes or b) watch through a window. Sometimes that’s not possible.” The original plan was to purchase a conventional unit from Urban Racks in Surrey, but he said Wickheim volunteered to take on the project. Sooke Marine Industries has been active with contributing to the district’s

Communities in Bloom initiative, and are also responsible for the new wooden bus stop bench on Otter Point Road. “It’s an advantage for tourists and locals to be able to lock them up in the (downtown) core.” Welters said they are thinking of modifying the massive bike rack, which also features a “trough” on top for temporarily holding biking gear while people

lock up or remove their vehicles, by cutting it in half and placing the other half somewhere else in town. There have been a lot of comments about the new addition to the plaza. “Local people look at it and appreciate logging and the wood products that are part of Sooke’s heritage,” he said. “Visitors think it’s kinda cool.”

Mountain Cycle to get something started up. “We want to get group rides going -for safety, and to help people learn and get to know the different trails,” said Burns. “It’s really in its infancy, they’re trying to get a website contact list going.” Burns said her and Arnold want to establish Sooke as a premier mountain biking destination. One spot that she said deserves particular attention is Sooke Mountain Provincial Park that features a variety of riding terrain including jumps. Broomhill is another gem that Burns recently discovered also, laden

with stunt opportunities and great views. Coming from Quebec 14 years ago, Burns has always been outdoorsy and hasn’t looked back since relocating to the West Coast. Growing up with bikes, she met Arnold by following a recommendation from their mutual friend and purchased a Norco mountain bike to replace an aging Cannondale she owned for a decade. “He does followups and tuneups on the bikes he sells. He has so much information on the sport.” Eventually, they want to have something similar to the Dirty Girls Bike Club that has been

run in Victoria since 2001. “They organize group tours on a weekly basis. They have a fabulous website with a calendar telling you what’s going on, where, and when,” she said. So far, the the only advertisement has been by word of mouth but they hope to build enough of a membership to pick up a regular routine in the fall. “It’ll be pretty exciting, actually.” To sign up or get some more information call Sooke Mountain Cycle at 250-642-3123 or email Kelly at kelly. burns@telus.net.

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Sooke Fall Fair: Needlecraft is always colourful Greetings from the Needlecraft Section. This year has gone by so quickly hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? And we, at the Sooke Fall Fair, are looking forward to our usual wonderful display of what Sooke â&#x20AC;&#x153;does.â&#x20AC;? We take great pride in having one of the most colourful Needlecraft exhibits around. Thanks to all of you who participate. A little update for you. Because many of us like to make quilt tops, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to quilt them, so we ask professional quilters to quilt them for us on their longarm quilting machines. This is a special skill, and we are recognizing that with separate catagories. We are still having the catagories for Hand Quilting and your own Machine Quilting. So watch the wording and numbers when you are filling out your entries. Golden age also have their own little section in the Needlecraft, not to be confused with the Adult Section. We are on computer now

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Sharon Hanslip, LEFT, president of the Sooke Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guild presenting Candace Linde, president of the Sooke Fall Fair, with the handmade quilt for the summer raffle. The quilt is the first prize and is valued at approx. $1,200. Tickets are on sale now. Right, the display at a previous fall fair. The Sooke fall Fair runs from September 10 to 11. so it makes it so much clearer. Have you seen those pretty frilly scarves around? They are so easy to do up and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long to knit. I am thinking ahead to

Christmas and just to have on hand for a gift. And if you have a new little one in your family, a little set of booties or a sweater set would be so welcome. So get those needles out and

let your imagination soar. The nice thing about handcrafts, is that it is a good â&#x20AC;&#x153;carry aroundâ&#x20AC;? project. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing what one can accomplish in a waiting room.

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a beautiful piece to display in your home or as gift giving. I always think of Mrs. Olive Wadams when I talk about embroidery. She was a mainstay of the Sooke Fall Fair for many years. A special catagory has been offered by the B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exibitions. for 2011. It will be for a QUILT BLOCK, open to all Ages, minimum size is 12â&#x20AC;? by 12â&#x20AC;? to a maximum of 24â&#x20AC;? by 24â&#x20AC;?. It must be handquilted, not framed and

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The investment in chamber membership not only offers great benefit packages but opportunities for networking, shop local campaigns, educational workshops and biweekly new letters. Several workshops have been planned and organized for the remainder of 2011. Please visit our website www.sookeregionchamber.com to find out more information. Our new website features a business directory, listing our current members name, phone, email and address. Inexpensive online advertising opportunities through our website and online e-news is also available for chamber members. A new Member-to-

Member (M2M) program has been implemented this month where members can participate (no cost) to offer other members of the Sooke Region Chamber ‘special’ discounts on services and products. This is a larger part of our Shop Local program, which is being implemented in the fall. The more businesses we have participate in our programs ~ the more successful they will be! Congratulations to

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Upcoming Public Meetings Regular Council Monday, August 8, 2011 at 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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Bylaw No. 501, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-90) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 501, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-90) is to amend the zoning on the property at 6553 Helgesen Road, PID 000-137-651, from Rural Residential Zone 1 (RR1A) to Small Lot Residential Zone (RS-3). Bylaw No. 502, 6553 Helgesen Road Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 2011 The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 502 is to authorize a Phased Development at 6553 Helgesen Road under Bylaw No. 501. The property owner/developer, Kenneth Rudd, Brenda Rudd and Frederick Rudd, have agreed to enter into the agreement for a period of ten years. The Phased Development Agreement provides for the assignment of the agreement to a subsequent owner of the land that is identified in the agreement, and the conditions under which the assignment may occur. The nature of the development that is the subject of phased development agreement is that: 1. The amenities to be provided are: a. The amenities to be provided are one or more of the following: parks and trail development, waterfront walkway, affordable housing, open space (in addition to statutory park dedications), day care facilities (not for profit), public art, park equipment, ALR acquisitions, community gardens, parking structures, performing arts facility, green infrastructure, beautification projects, and preservation of heritage structures, having in the aggregate a market value not exceeding $5,000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 24.24 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, in the locations and in accordance with standards approved in writing by the District’s Municipal Planner and Municipal Engineer. b. Despite section 1 of this Schedule, in lieu of provision of these amenities the Developer may at subdivision stage pay the District $5000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 24.24 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, and the District must use the amount paid only for provision of the amenities to be collected at time of subdivision. 2. The amenity contribution shall be based on the maximum residential density of the lots created at the time of subdivision. 3. The Developer shall at its sole cost design, install, plant and construct the following works, services and other things prior to subdivision approval: !"# Complete a detailed erosion and sediment control plan prior to commencement of any construction. $"# Submit a traffic impact assessment (TIA). The TIA will need to determine the access (es) to the proposed development, the impacts on surrounding highways, and the improvements required to handle the proposed additional traffic. All costs related to the design and construction of the required improvements will be borne by the developer. %"# The Applicant is required to paint a centerline on Helgesen Road from Church Road to the eastern limit of the proposed development. &"# All driveways within public property are to be hard surfaced to the property line. '"# Sanitary sewerage is to be provided at Service Level 2. Sanitary sewer design to provide for the opportunity for inclusion into the Sewer Specified Area of neighbouring properties where possible. ("# Prior to finalizing the rezoning process the applicant, at their cost, is to coordinate with the District of Sooke for the completion of a sewer feasibility study to review the capacity of downstream sewers. The costs related to upgrading/installing the downstream system, if required, will be borne by the developer. )"# Construction of a trail/green space connection from Felderhof Road to Helgesen Road with accommodation for pedestrian/trail linkage to the north east corner of the site, as per the Parks and Trails Master Plan, 2009. Bylaw No. 503, Sooke Core Sewer Specified Area Amendment Bylaw (147-11) (For Public Information Only) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 503 is to enlarge the community ;CDE*.6'0"%0*"6/'=!0 +?@AB'0,#99:35 sewer system service area to include the parcel located at 6553 Helgesen Road. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record.

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frontier town of Dawson City. Bulldozers would precede them on the rough road leading out from Dawson, making a swath clearing the snow so they could set up spring camp. The Sailer mine on Dominion Creek is one of many gold claims operating around Dawson, once the most famous town in the Canadian north. While camp life at the mine was fairly rugged, the family enjoyed their work amidst the beautiful northern scenery. John’s work at the placer mine mainly focused on operating machinery, as they searched and sifted for the glittering gold. Trips into Dawson for supplies gave a change of pace during the summer, and sometimes Sooke visitors exploring the north would even run into John and Dawn Hay walking their dog in the historic town. When his son Jonathon went

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children Kiefer, Kyle, Riley, Carlee, Kara, Sam and Paige. The service is to be held at Sooke Community Hall at 1 p.m. August 13. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations could be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sooke Region Museum. Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum

north to join the crew a dozen years ago, it was a bonus for each. During the past year or two, John’s oncerobust health declined and he was no longer able to continue the 25-year tradition of heading for Dawson at spring breakup. On July 21 he passed away, leaving his wife Dawn, siblings Nancy (Dave Smith) Glen (Susan) children Bonnie, Lorna, Jonathon and grand-

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HELP WANTED FRAMERS NEEDED Immed. Ph. 250-217-7418 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Processor Operator. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about sending money to obtain information about any employment opportunities

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LEMARE GROUP EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘Managing Calendars â&#x20AC;˘Coordinating Travel Arrangement â&#x20AC;˘Process correspondence, reports and other documents â&#x20AC;˘Maintain confidential records and office files Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘Previous executive/administrative experience â&#x20AC;˘Excellent oral & written skills â&#x20AC;˘Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please fax your response to: 250-9564888 or to: office@lemare.ca.

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YOUNG, YOUNG, BONNIE LOUISE BONNIE LOUISE Bonnie Louise Young passed away Bonnie Louise Young passed away peacefully July 22 at Oak Bay Kiwanis peacefully July she 22 athad Oakresided Bay Kiwanis Pavilion where since Pavilion where she had resided since Nov. 2010 for treatment of Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Nov.is2010 for treatment of AltzheimShe survived by her sisters, Janet erâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. She is survived her sisters, Brown of Toronto and by Marilyn Britton Brown and Marilyn ofJanet Sooke. We of areToronto very grateful to this Britton of Sooke. We are very gratecommunity for the care and opportuniful to this community thewish, care aand ties she was given. Iffor you doopportunities she was given. If you nation can be made to the Down Synwish, a can be made to the drome ordonation Alzheimer Society. Following Down Syndrome or Alzheimer Soci-to cremation, her ashes will be taken ety. Following cremation, her ashes Toronto for a memorial service and inwill be with takenher to parents. Toronto for a memoterment Memorial will rial service and internment withather be held Wed, Aug. 10, 3:30pm the parents. CASA building in the Socla room.

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MICHELSEN, ROLF (Mick) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of lifelong Sooke resident Mick Michelsen. Mick was born in 1928 and was the youngest son of Mandus Michelsen and Sarah (Poirier) Michelsen, and a grandson of Joseph Poirier, one of the earliest settlers in Sooke. Mick was predeceased by brothers Mandus (Mangs), Earland (Dadie), Paul, and Eric, and sisters Sarah (Vowles), Lily (Haywood), Agnes (Dilley), Christine (Blight), and Marie (Hay). Dad is survived by his daughters Michelle (Greg) Eveleigh, Melanie, Colleen, and grandchildren Sarah and Hayden Eveleigh. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mick's name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. A family gathering will be held at a future date.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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ESTHETIC SERVICES

CARPENTRY

PAINTING

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CLEANING SERVICES *RHINA’S CLEANING* Commercial/Janitorial (250) 886-0564, rhinae@shaw.ca

COMPUTER SERVICES

250-812-8781 PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

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INSURANCE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ED’S HAULING

Cheap disposal of furniture, appliances, junk and what have you? U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

Ed & Faye 250-642-2398 INSULATION

MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SOOKE IRRIGATION SERVICES Sprinkler Installations, Repairs Renovations Maintenance Call Ben 250-818-7279 sookeirrigation@gmail.com

MOVING & STORAGE

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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

HORSE PROPERTY Quiet lower half of large home on 12 acres available immediately to employed individual/s. 2 bedrooms, kitchen, livingroom, washroom, w/d with private entrance, lawn and garden. n/s, drugs or parties. Small pet negotiable. 2 box stalls, share tack room and large riding ring. Summer pastures and access to trails. Proof of vaccinations and HCBC mandatory. $850/m plus utilities for suite $125/m extra per box stall Beverley Boyce 778-425-2527

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RENTALS

SOOKE- LRG new 2 bdrm, W/D, 4 appls, close to amens, prkg, N/S. Refs. $950 inclds utils. (Immed). (250)294-0874.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. Now $11,900. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

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GREATER VICTORIA area character 3 bdrm updated home, lrg flat yrd, bsmt suite, on dead end tree lined street. Could be excellent income property. Multi-family zoned. $675,000. 1-604-505-4957. No realtors please.

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HOMES For Sale By Owner. No Commission; just low cost advertising. Helping FSBO for over 12 years! Advertise on MLS from $399! www.bcislandhomes.com 1-866630-SOLD (7653)

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

MORTGAGES

DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced to clear - Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & also short term mortgages. No fees! Please call George 604-736-6914 (Anytime) or grpacific@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CLARK’S HOME RENOVATIONS (Family Owned & Operated Business)

Office: 250-642-5598 Cell: 250-361-8136

HOME & GARDEN + garage sale. Furniture, designer accessories, art, linens, garden/plants. 7184 West Coast Road (across from John Muir School), Saturday, August 6, 10am-2pm.

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Tubs, Surround, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks www.clarkshomerenovations.ca

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks, Fence, Painting www.victoriahomerenos.ca

HUGE Neighbourhood Garage Sale at Woodland Creek (Arranwood Dr/Caffrey Pl off Church Rd) Saturday, August 6, 9am-2pm.

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ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

COTTAGES HOUSE & COTTAGE for sale on 1.2 acre 250-642-1961

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SOOKE, 3BR, large renovated suite, ground level, large storage room, W/D, parking. NO Smokers, cats accepted, water included, references. $1000. 250-642-4572

SUITES, LOWER LOWER MAIN, 1 BR + Office, F/P, Laundry room, storage, high quality, large, all utilities included, small pets, $900. N/S, References required for Sept. 250-642-5332 PM

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SUITES, UPPER GOOD AREA, bright, upstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, share garage & laundry, no smoking, $1100 + % utils. 250-642-3382

WANTED TO RENT QUIET, WELL-EDUCATED, n/s woman needs Sooke suite: electric heat, private w/d hook ups, maximum 2 steps, large lot free of pesticide, fabric softener, wireless. 250-642-0034

CARS 2002 HONDA Civic EX. 4-door, 5-speed, sport package, silver with grey interior. One owner, all service records avail. Power windows/locks, air. 111,000 km. $9500. 250884-2295.

SOOKE AUTO RECYCLING

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SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 BUICK RIVIERA- fully loaded, regularly serviced, 28,000 km. Lots of recent work done. $2500 obo or trade. Esquimalt, 250-361-0052. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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1990, 34’ Bounder Class A, 85,000km, rear queen bed, with separate exit & full bath, F/S + more. Well maintained, new awning, $15,000. (250)203-2018 before 8pm. 2004 30.5’ 5TH WHEEL Prowler Regal. Living room & bed slide. Fully loaded- new carpets, furniture etc. $26,000 obo or trade. Esquimalt, 250361-0052.

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca

2001 HONDA Odyssey 132,000 miles, new water pump, battery, timing belt. $5500 obo. 250-514-8645.

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS 1990 ROLLS Royce, 86,000K, collector plates, showroom cond, $32,000. 250-743-1343.

TRUCKS & VANS

John Alexander Hay Dec 20, 1946-July 21, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John. Predeceased by his father Art and mother Marie he leaves behind his loving wife Dawn, his children Bonnie, Lorna and Jonathon (Kristie); grandchildren, Kiefer, Riley, Kyle, Carlee, Kara, Samantha and Page, brother Glen (Susie) and sister Nancy (Dave). He also leaves behind his northern family; Art and Noreen Sailor, Ross, Debbie, Hayden and Lauren Sailor as well as many friends, especially his coworker and friend Kerry Frees. John worked, and played hard his entire life. He started with commercial fishing and logging for many years and for the last 25 years had worked in the mining industry in the Yukon. He was the type of person that always gave 110% of himself in whatever job he was doing. He had a tremendously generous heart and would never say no to anyone that needed a helping hand with anything. The phrase “It can’t be done” just wasn’t in his vocabulary! John fought a brave battle for a long time before God took him from us. He is now without pain and enjoying the company of many old family and friends. John was a wonderful man with a huge heart and personality and he will be terribly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at the community Hall on August 13, 2011 at 1:00pm.

John Alexander Hay Dec 20, 1946-July 21, 2011 A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Community Hall on August 13, 2011 from 1-4pm. Family and friends are welcome to come and share memories of John’s life. A short story and/or picture of a special memory or event that you shared with John would be appreciated. We would like to compile a book of memories. For people that don’t’ use pen and paper anymore, there is an e-mail adddress that you could forward the information to (jdnhay@shaw.ca) I look forward to seeing everyone and hearing or reading about their special memories. Thank you very much. Dawn Hay


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hat do you get when you bring together treasure hunting, wireless devices, parks and the internet? How about 100 different reasons to get outdoors this summer? BC Parks and the Geocaching Association of B.C. have placed 100 geocaches in parks around B.C., with prizes for those who find them first. A geocache is a hidden container found with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The search begins online, with geocaching websites providing coordinates that players can program into their GPS devices. Coordinates for the 100 geocaches will be posted online on June 26 (see Learn More for web addresses). Each cache contains a stash of stickers, pins and other collectables, along with three specially-designed BC Parks 100 coins. With the advent of smart phones and other mobile technologies, geocaching has become increasingly popular. According to the website geocaching.com, there are more than 1.4 million active

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1931A Powliuk Cresent (off Caldwell), August 6, 9 am1pm. Collectables, Bath Items, DVDs, Kitchen Ware, Art Work, Picture Frame, Clothes, etc.

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3 Bed 2 Baht House, DBL Garage, on Acreage, Central Sooke, Private, $1200/M. 250-642- 6621

HOUSE FOR RENT

Entire House off Sooke River Rd - $1500/Mo. Upper Level Only - $700. Lower Suite & Basement $800. Nice view from both levels. Ref RQ’D Small Pet OK. 250-642-0058

MUTI-MOBILE GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 6, 9-12 8177 Westcoast Rd

DUPLEX FOR RENT

3 Bedroom, Sooke Town Core, LArge Yard/Deck, Ocean View, Available Immediately, $1000 + Utilities. 250-889-9429 to view.

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Use your GPS and go geocaching this summer in B.C. parks. geocaches in existence and approximately five million geocachers worldwide. “People sometimes point to modern technologies as reasons for spending more time indoors. But geocaching does just the opposite. With this new initiative, we’re giving techsavvy kids and families a new incentive to get out there and explore our spectacular natural surroundings,” said B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake. Quick Facts: • Geocaching has been encouraged in BC parks since 2008. It’s recognized as a lowimpact, healthy activity SERVERS

Must be 19 or older. Contact Elaine at 250-642-3314 or bring resume to Mom’s Cafe.

that can be managed safely, even in protected areas. • The basic guidelines for placing caches in BC parks include: • The cache must be accessible from established trails orapproved travel routes. • It must not disturb the natural environment, including soil. • It cannot be left for more than three years. • The special BC Parks 100 coin was produced at no cost to taxpayers. It was funded through a partnership with the B.C. Camping and RV Coalition. • Parking fees were eliminated from B.C. parks to help make them more accessible and inviting to families. • The province has also launched a $500,000 Community Legacy Program to fund improvements to parks across B.C. and a BC Parks Passport Program offering rewards for visiting parks this summer. Learn More at: • Learn more about geocaching - and get the coordinates for the 100 geocaches in B.C. parks at: www.bcgeo caching.com/ FOR SALE

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ROSMARIE TOWNSEND DEBRA N. MILLER MORRIS BUNYAN LUC FORTIN NOTICE is hereby given that the following vehicle will be sold by Sooke Mini Storage on Friday, August 19, 2011 if the monies owed plus any other related charges are not paid:

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The Tour de Rock demands total commitment from its riders – both on and off their bikes Sam Van Schie Black Press

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hen the 22-person Tour de Rock cycling team rides across Vancouver Island this fall, they need to do more than just pump out 1,000 kilometres in two weeks. After a grueling day in the saddle, they still have school children to talk to and fundraisers to attend. “We need to get to the point where cycling 100 kilometres feels easy, so Special we don’t just feature want to go to bed after a Black Press ride,” said Island newspapers on District RCMP Vancouver Island Const. Manon will publish this Chouinard who, special feature before qualifying page spotlighting for this year’s police officers team, had never taking part ridden a road in this year’s bike. Canadian Cancer Since March Society riders have spent Cops for Cancer about eight Tour de Rock. hours per week on their bike with three mandatory weekly training sessions focusing on hills, speed and distance. If anyone misses a ride, they have to make it up on their own. “You don’t want to fall behind. Every week we’re building on what we did the week before,” Chouinard said. A recent hill-training included powering up Mount Washington, a steep 20-kilometre climb. When the training gets tough, West Shore RCMP Const. Rod Fraser said he just thinks about the reason he volunteered for the tour. “It’s all for the kids with cancer. We’re doing this by choice, but they don’t get an option to be sick or not,” said

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Island District RCMP Const. Sandi Swanson, left, West Shore RCMP Const. Rod Fraser and Island District RCMP Const. Manon Chouinard are representing Victoria-area Mounties on this year’s Tour de Rock. Fraser, who as a teenager lost his father to cancer. Money raised by the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock goes to pediatric cancer research. Since it started in 1998, the annual ride has raised more then $15 million. Riders set their own fundraising target and organize events to bring in donations. Island District RCMP Const. Sandi Swanson has fundraisers planned almost every weekend to meet her goal to raise $12,000. “I’m either at a fundraiser or planning a fundraiser,” Swanson said. Many of her fundraising ideas,

from barbecues to garage sales, come from colleagues who did the ride in previous years. The ride has a roster of business sponsors who give in-kind donations to aid fundraisers. “We get nothing but support at every turn,” Swanson said. “Being a cop, we work long hours and see a lot of hard things. Seeing the other side, the generosity, and being able to give back, it’s an amazing opportunity.” Officers are only allowed to participate in Tour de Rock once in their career, which is extra incentive to give it their all. Fraser is hoping to raise $15,000 and Chouinard is aiming for

$20,000. In the next two months, there will be many fundraisers throughout the region with proceeds going to Tour de Rock. Swanson is holding drop-in jazzercise at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence in Saanich, Aug. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fraser has a pancake breakfast and garage sale at the West Shore RCMP station in Langford, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chouinard hopes to see 400 people attend her “Tank-top, Flip-flop Hop,” a beach-theme dance party for all ages, at the Bay Street Armoury in Victoria, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

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ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 24 and ends Friday, Oct. 7 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations to Tour de Rock can be made at www.copsforcancer.ca. FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, including rider profiles, please go online to:

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Custom workmanship with an eye for DETAIL shows when you enter this 3 Bedroom home (possible 4th bdrm/den). Vaulted ceilings, open concept living area, hard wood & tile floors, shaker cabinets, large windows. Retreat to the Master bedroom with 4 piece bath, walk-in closet and deck. Downstairs is a “LEGAL” 2 BEDROOM SUITE with its own entrance & laundry. Extra insulation has been added for soundproofing in the walls and ceiling. Large private backyard for the kids, pets & entertaining. Close to buses, shopping and schools. Warranty, HST included with rebate to Seller.

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West Coast Road closure during triathlon Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

People planning on driving in Sooke while the Subaru International Triathlon is happening on Sunday, Aug. 7 may want to make alternate plans. A 15 km portion of West Coast Road heading west past Jordan River will be blocked off, said Paul Regensburg, triathlon director at LifeSport. “We’re looking at closing the road from the intersection (of Otter Point Road and West Coast Road),” he said. The long scenic stretch will be shut

down to westbound traffic from 7 until 10:30 a.m., and eastbound from 7 until 12 p.m. The closure is to accommodate the biking portion of the competition. The closure is new to this year’s event and is part of the route change that was approved late last Monday by the Ministry of Transportation. The change was spurred by the district’s success in bringing television coverage for the event. “With TSN coming to produce a show, there was a strong push to showcase West Coast Road and the Pacific Marine Circle Route.” The PMCR consists of

to the second transition point at John Phillips Memorial Park.

travelling on West Coast Road through Port Renfrew to Cowichan Lake and back down to Victoria, and provides viewers with ample shots of the diverse natural environment that the region has to offer, said Regensburg. The revised triathlon route will see: • Triathletes swimming across Young Lake and get on their bikes at the first transition point at Camp Barnard. • They will then then ride along Otter Point Road, turn onto West Coast Road and then past Jordan River, turn around and come back

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Dave Mitchell, who works at Warburton Woodworks on Otter Point Road, stands at the intersection with West Coast Road where there will be a 15 km road closure westbound past Jordan River. Dave lives nearby on West Coast Road and said, “I usually put my chair outside and watch the triathlon go by.”

• From there they will shed their bikes and run along Otter Point Road turning right on Grant Road and down Gatewood trail, come out along West Coast Road on the sidewalk and run to the tip of Whiffin Spit where they will return to the finish line at the park. Routes vary slightly depending on the competition bracket -- Sprint participants perform a 500 metre swim, 20 km bike ride and 5 km run; Olympic: 1500 metre/20 km/ 5 km; Half-Iron 1900

metre/90 km/21 km. The decision to shut down traffic was to improve safety conditions that were lacking in previous years. Bikers had to coexist with traffic and other bikers as they looped around them. “As the race grows, that course just wasn’t feasible anymore,” said Regensburg, who added that this year’s enrollment is up 25 per cent and still growing. “We project it’s going to be 500 people.” For more on road closures see page 28. Detailed race information including schedules can be found online at triseries.ca/sooke.

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This week we are featuring yet another of our amazing staff members; Emily PercivalPaterson will be graduating from EMCS in 2012 and already has plans for when she is finished. Emily will be taking a year off from her formal education to take advantage of an opportunity to travel to Kenya where she will be teaching elementary school. After that, Emily will return to Canada where she will attend UVic to do her pre-med courses in hopes of becoming a third world Doctor. She was born and raised in Sooke, loves the community and shows it by staying active in many efforts. To her credit; Emily is a published author, a founding member of the Sooke Youth Council, has been a member of the EMCS Leadership Class for 2 years, Coordinated the successful Current Swell Concert Fundraiser for the Youth Council, is a straight A student and was the top youth fundraiser for the 24 hour relay. She was part of a student exchange program in France this Spring and is looking forward to hosting a student from France this fall. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Emily for almost 3 years now. She has taken on many roles here such as skate instructor, birthday party leader, summer camp leader and she is now preparing to run a “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Program” this fall. Emily absolutely loves working with the children, she says that there’s nothing more rewarding than walking in Sooke and hearing your name, then having a child that she has taught come running up full speed for a “head on hug”! She believes that it’s important for kids to have role models in their lives that can have fun, be goofy and yet instill trust and respect in the children. She strives to be such a role model in all of her jobs here with us. You’ve done a wonderful job with all of the children Emily, we are lucky to have you here, congratulations on being nominated SEAPARC Star of the Week.

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Peewee boys played their hearts out to win the title of provincial champions in Cloverdale last weekend (July 22 to 24th). Clearwater came into the tournament the favorite and came out in first place after the round robin. Sooke entered the playoffs three and one (only losing to Clearwater). They quickly put Clearwater away with a commanding win in the semi final only to come up against them again in the final. The tired Clearwater boys were no match for the Sooke squad who came away with a 12-2 win. From front left: Lucas Blatchford, Cort Harrison, Jacob Gallant, Larkin Galbraith, Jonah Phillip, Charlie Richardson, Greg Banner (coach), Kelby Wittich (coach), Eric Palle, Scott Dickie, Matthew Lewers, Connor Bains, Aiden Thompson, Iain Sutherland (coach)

Triathlon road closure information Check which roads will be closed and at what times Please be advised that road closures on Otter Point and West Coast Roads will take place on August 7th in order to accommodate the Subaru Sooke International Triathlon and filming of the event for a television production that will air nationally on TSN. This will impede the movement of traffic along these roads so please plan accordingly. â&#x20AC;˘ Otter Point Road from Grant Road to Rhodonite Road: 7am 3pm *Access to Mulliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Grant Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Otter Point Road (westbound lane) from Young Lake Road to West Coast Road (westerly intersection) + Young Lake Road: 7:00am to 10:30am. * Local residents use Kemp Lake Road for Access

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have been made for access of all emergency vehicles. We apologize for any inconveniences and would appreciate if you could plan your day to minimize the use of these roads. Please come out to cheer on theparticipants or be a part of this exciting event as a volunteer by signing up at the Triathlon site through www. triseries.ca/volunteering. For further information contact: 250-2202259 or email atevents@ triseries.ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday August 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaws: Bylaw No. 498, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-89) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 498, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-89) is to amend the zoning on the property at 2139 Church Road, PID 006-196-748, from Village Residential Zone (R-1) to Town Centre Residential Zone (RS-1). Bylaw No. 499, 2139 Church Road Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 2011 The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 499 is to authorize a Phased Development at 2139 Church Road under Bylaw No. 498. The property owner/developer, Michael Hallas and Lisa Ebbs-Canavan, has agreed to enter into the agreement for a period of ten years. The Phased Development Agreement provides for the assignment of the agreement to a subsequent owner of the land that is identified in the agreement, and the conditions under which the assignment may occur. The nature of the development that is the subject of phased development agreement is that:  The amenities to be provided are one or more of the following: parks and trail development, waterfront walkway, affordable housing, open space (in addition to statutory park dedications), day care facilities (not for profit), public art, park equipment, ALR acquisitions, community gardens, parking structures, performing arts facility, green infrastructure, beautification projects, and preservation of heritage structures, having in the aggregate a market value not exceeding $5000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 2.96 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, in the locations and in accordance with standards approved in writing by the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Municipal Planner and Municipal Engineer. 

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This year’s Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society Salmon Derby drew in just under 300 entrants, a lot of which were women and youngsters, said society vice president Robert Gamache. The event was “very well attended” and took place all day Saturday and part of Sunday, followed by dinner and drinks at the Flats provided by the Lions Club and the Sooke Community Association. “It’s a very community-oriented event,” said Gamache. “We have what’s called a junior category, (there were) lots of young kids involved.” Children came back from catches accompanied by their dads. “Just to see these young kids weighing in these big fish and getting their picture taken was quite something.” Women also made a big showing, participating in the fishing end of it as well, he added. Gamache stressed that what sets the society’s affair apart from other “big boat corporate fishing derbies” offered is the focus on involving everyone. Proceeds from the tournament go toward funding the SSES’s hatchery operations for the year. A $5,000 grand prize was awarded to the biggest catch in the open category, that went to Terry Wilson with the heaviest recorded weight in the derby’s eight year history.

Winners • Open category: Terry Wilson, 42.25 lb. • Hatchery fish (distinguished by a clipped fin): Bryan Jeffries, 24.25 lb. • Womens: Pam Lacroix, 24.5 lb. • Youth: Togan Hack, 20.45 lb. • Seniors: Larry Jay, 20.2 lb.

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Top, from left: $5,000 grand prize winner Terry Wilson holding his 42.25 lb. chinook salmonwith his brother Rob Wilson and five-year-old nephew Aiden. Volunteer Bill Pedneault hoists up a fish on the scale and Derby participant Pat Thompson weighs in his 20.30 lb. salmon on Saturday afternoon. Thompson has participated in the fishing event every year. Benjamin Yong photo

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

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Slo-Pitch mania at Fred Milne

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The weather was hot but balmy for the annual Sooke Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament on the August long weekend. A smaller-than-usual turnout of 24 teams competed this year for the top $1,000 prize as families, friends and fans packed Fred Milne Park for some ball, beer and smokies. The tournament was still occurring at press time so check back next week for more results.

Water conservation tip 4: Stop the leaks. Most people are actively finding ways to conserve water. You can make a difference too. Even a small leak in a hose or connection can waste up to 1,000 litres of water a month. Check your hoses and connections regularly and repair leaks as soon as you find them. For more water-saving tips, visit www.crd.bc.ca/water, or call 250.474.9684. Benjamin Yong photos

From clockwise left: Shattered Dreams pitcher and former Sooke News Mirror sports reporter Dan Barnett lets a pitch fly in the final inning of the game against the Ice early Saturday afternoon; Ice teammates Anton James makes contact and Steven Richards Junior rounds second base after a home run. Shattered Dreams beat the Ice with a final score of 15-6.

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Family of four a triathlon force to be reckoned with Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

Not only is Sooke resident Brigette Church a triathlete, but she’s helped raise a family of them. Church and her husband Len are both entering the Sooke Subaru International Triathlon on Sunday. It’s the second one for Brigette, and the first for Len although he has completed a different triathlon previously. “He’s doing the sprint (distance) and I’m doing the Olympic, I did the sprint last year,” said Church.

triathlon event -- nor is running, where Church is an accomplished marathon competitor -- but rather biking. Working in neurosciences she said she has

seen more than her fair share of head injuries and is “a much more timid cyclist because of that.” Her goal in the next few triathlon events is

to reach the half-iron level, and in about five years hopefully be at the point where she is able to do a full ironman. Church is especially excited about the

prospect of Sooke one day hosting one, since she is used to live in Penticton where the Subaru Ironman Canada is currently held. “It’s a privilege to be

able to run a race like that in your own town. Usually we’re driving all over the place to take in marathons, and so to have something like that here is wonderful.”

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of now sockeye remains closed which is to bad because anglers are reporting good catches up to 10 pounds off Secretary Island. Crabbing in the Sooke Harbour is picking up as well. In Port Renfrew fishing has been fantastic whether fishing the beach or out at the Swiftsure Bank. Lots of Chinooks being caught when the bite comes on, almost every boat is hooked up just like old times. The Swiftsure Bank is back to old times, lots of Chinooks, Cohos and halibut. The birds are everywhere, bait all over the surface and Humpback whales. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen that kind of action out on the Swiftsure. If one has never been to the bank now is the time to go — when fishing is at it’s prime. If you do not want to take your boat out there, which is not recommended for first timers, there are lots of charter operators in Port Renfrew who have the experience and the boats to show you a good time.

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Sooke News Mirror  

Weekly community newspaper serving Sooke and region.

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