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he fact that construction is going ahead on a portion of the Mariner’s Village development without all of the appropriate building permits in place has been a source of dissension on the district council. Councillor Herb Haldane has raised the issue with the media, citing a lack of information on the matter from district staff. “It’s about three or four weeks ago,” said Haldane on June 13. “I asked, ‘What’s the deal here? What’s going

on?’ I got nowhere with that.” Haldane and his colleague on council, Bev Berger feel smaller construction projects would not necessarily get the same sort of allowance. “I believe something has to be done, or they have to draw up a policy that allows somebody who’s in a similar situation to be able to do this.” Permits for a block of condos had apparently been obtained, but not for townhouses which have since started to take shape. Developer Mike Barrie heads the Mariner’s Village

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District of Sooke Engineer Elisabeth Nelson project and was unavailable for comment.

A statement on the matter by District Engineer and Approving Officer Elisabeth was supplied by the District of Sooke to media outlets including the Sooke News Mirror. “The building permit for the townhouses was approved pending registration of the subdivision,” informed Nelson. “It could have been issued at the time on the original property, however, through internal procedural policy, staff decided to hold the permit until the land registration was completed. The subdivision plan was approved by the District

of Sooke Approving Officer on April 18, 2011 and it was subsequently submitted to the Land Title Office for registration, registration particulars are expected at any time.” Haldane pointed to another source of concern on this topic. “The hotel (Prestige) was at the third floor before they had a building permit.” Reacting to the matter, Mayor Janet Evans weighed in with press release which stated in part: “It is standard practice for any municipality across Canada to exercise judgement when issuing building per-

mits. For complex reasons, it is common for an applicant to commence work without a building permit in place. In the case of Mariners, the BP was approved but not issued pending all paper work being complete (subdivision registration/legal signatures w/ LTO, etc). “If the project were shut down and litigation followed,” the release continued, “the taxpayer is protected because Mariners assumed all risk by proceeding without a BP. “Given the same circumstances, this would be made available to any applicant.... big or small.”

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East Sooke resident Bonnie Coulter had to apologize to her neighbours last Tuesday as her dog Jackson raised a ruckus at 5:30 a.m. and would not stop barking and growling. She was more than a little surprised when she saw what he had up the tree in front their house. The cougar is a suspect in a number of missing neighbourhood pets. Her cat has not showed up yet.

CONSTRUCTION AND PAVING is planned for the Sooke Potholes Regional Park roadway from June 13 to 30, 2011. VISITORS ARE ASKED to exercise caution and expect traffic delays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily THE WORK WILL impact approximately 1.4 km of road while excavation, grading and asphalt paving is completed. CRD REGIONAL PARKS appreciates the public’s cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience.

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What could be better than strawberries and whipped cream? Annual Strawberry Tea set for June 22 Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

There is a sense of mouth-watering anticipation every June when the strawberries are ripe and the women at Knox Presbyterian Church start whipping up their yearly strawberry shortcakes. For the past 33 years the Women’s Missionary Society has hosted a Strawberry Tea at the church in support of missionaries in different parts of the world. It started out as a small affair, just a little tea and some strawberry shortcake and it just grew from there. The event has proved to be so popular that Amy Chwojka has had to recruit interdenominational helpers from other churches in Sooke. “It’s really a congre-

gational effort,” said Chwojka. “It’s a fellowship of fun and laughter.” Before the assembly of strawberry shortcakes begins, Chwojka has alaready been scouring the farms in Saanich to get the year’s ripening crop of strawberries. Her favourite source is the Michell Farm, but with the late spring weather and slow season she may have to go to other sources as well. Chwojka looks for those local berries which are sweet and nice. The 16 cases of strawberries are paired with 22 litres of whipping cream and 15 large slab cakes. “We have one girl who does nothing but whip cream, starting at 11 a.m.,” said Chwojka. For years the work began the day before the Strawberry Tea but now they have it down to a fine science and the larger work parties are no longer necessary. Once the straw-

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berry cakes are done, out go the drivers. Chwojka and her crew take orders and deliver strawberry shortcake with the prerequisite

whipped cream to happy customers from John Muir to Saseenos and many stops in between. The largest number of orders they received for take out was 319 portions. There was some talk of raising the price of the luscious treat, but Chwojka decided to have the price remain at $6. “Everyone is being so generous, and even if we struggle and lose money, it’s all volunteers and it goes to a

good cause.” This year the Strawberry Tea takes place on Wednesday, June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church at 2110 Church Road. And for something different, this year the RCMP will be piped in by Bill Dryden and the officers will serve tea in their red serge. “It’s something we’ve never done before,” said Chwojka. So for those on diets, Chwojka says to forget it for just that day and

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Work is progressing on the public boat launch. Evan Parliament explains what is going on and dispells rumours. erty (Jock’s Dock) and moving hydro poles to place them where they belong. “It was in consideration of Mrs. Smith and her privacy,” said Parliament. The public boat launch will accommodate two or three boats launching at the same time. “Here we want to be able to load and unload at any time of the day,” said Parliament. Issues which have raised some hackles include the notion that the utility building on the launch site used to house the electronics,

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etc. was a commercial building are incorrect, although both the pier and Prestige will benefit from it. The pier will have a fuel pump which was paid for by Prestige and it will be operated by Prestige in some manner. Heavy Metal Marine is building the pier, which was an amenity given to the district by the hotel. The cost,

says Parliament, will be under $200,000 and it will be granted to the district as a public amenity, along with the proposed boardwalk. Three metres of land in front of the hotel is a land dedication granted at rezoning. This was done to guarantee that the district put in a public boat launch. “The pier and boardwalk will be public,” stressed Parliament.

Parliament said the taxpayer really wins in this deal as the district got a better deal through partnering with Prestige. “You wanted a public boat launch, here it is, at 40 cents on the dollar to the taxpayer,” explained Parliament meaning that with the government grant and Prestige’s contribution, only 40 per cent was paid for with tax dollars. “If we built our own it would have cost between $1.5 and $1.8 million. All we are trying to do is build the best boat launch for the least amount of dollars. We don’t want to under build it. We want people to be proud of it,” said Parliament. “We are building it for tomorrow, not just today.” In regard to taxes paid by Prestige, Parliament said they did not take the 10-year tax holiday.

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Reader’s Photo of the Week Sooke News Mirror readers Nathan and Laurie Hornsby of Whiffin Spit took this photo of a new born fawn in their front yard. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. Send your good quality jpeg photos to: editor@ s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com. All photo submissions become the property of the Sooke News Mirror.

Chamber of Commerce hires new manager The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that our new chamber manager is Kari Osselton. Kari has been active with the chamber for a number of years and on the Board of Directors for the past two years. We look forward

to her energy and ideas to help the chamber to continue moving forward in supporting the Sooke region’s growing business community. We wish outgoing chamber manager, John Zaremba, all the best and sincerely thank him for his dedicated and professional

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Report of indecent incident at potholes A couple of young teenage girls had a troubling encounter on June 9. Sooke RCMP report that the girls were chatted up by a man who appeared to be 35 to 45years-of-age. After attempting to start a conversation with the girls, the

man is alleged to have walked a short distance before stopping, dropping his shorts, and masturbating. The girls were able to describe the man as a short Caucasian with salt-and-pepper hair, glasses, skinny legs and a pot-belly. He was wearing blue cycling

shorts and a white/ grey t-shirt. No licence number was able to be discerned but the witnesses said the suspect drove a red Dodge Caravan, model year somewhere in the 2000s. If you have any information on this incident please call Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

EDITORIAL

MIRROR

Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Jim Sinclair Reporter

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OUR VIEW

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t appears that many folks who gladly signed the anti-HST petition at the first go-round are getting a little tired of rallying up enthusiasm for more protesting, at least that is what some of the polls are saying. But it doesn’t mean they are knuckling under and accepting the HST as it is. Unfortunately the fight doesn’t stop at the petition stage, it goes further. When the Harmonized Sales Tax Voters Guide arrives in the mail, it is imperative that the instructions are followed to the letter, no matter which way you vote. And add to that the ... follow confusion over whether a up on your “yes” or “no” vote portrays obligation... your vote. Actually yes means no and no means yes in this scenario. Yes means strike it down, no means retain it. Also voters need to follow the instructions carefully when they send in their ballot. One envelope has to be put inside another in the proper sequence. Mess this up and Elections BC will discard your vote. While a straight across 10 per cent HST will strike home with many, it still means that many items previously untaxed are now taxed and that is what people were unhappy about in the first place. Change the tax structure to the way it was prior to the implementation of the HST and no one would be complaining. It is the obvious tax grab and the implementation that has people riled, not the idea of an HST. Cast your vote, knowing all the facts, in order to follow up on your obligation to the petition you may or may not have signed in the first place. We showed government that the “little people” have the power to implement change.

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: Jim Sinclair 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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OTHER VIEWS

BC Views: Tax my car, not my income I recently bought a used vehicle. Bitter experience with used cars sold privately led me to make the purchase at an established, reputable dealership, and I’m pleased with the result. The first car I ever bought was a private sale. A young man showed off the old car he had painted himself, while his mother smiled and offered homemade lemonade. Sold for $600. The choice of drink proved appropriate when the engine clattered to a final halt a week later. At the dealership this spring, the harmonized sales tax was not a hot topic. Like most goods, new and used vehicles were subject to 12 per cent PST and GST before, and they are subject to 12 per cent HST now. When I mentioned this in a news report last week, an astute reader in Nanaimo reminded me that it’s not quite that simple. Vehicles, boats and aircraft sold by private individuals are exempt from GST. This was one of the populist concessions the Mulroney government made in an effort to placate angry voters 20 years ago. In B.C., prior to July 2010, private sales were subject to sevenper-cent PST only.

During the hubbub over the implementation of the HST in its 2010 budget, the B.C. Liberal government also increased tax on private vehicle sales by five per cent, from seven to 12 per cent. The stated reason was to provide “comparable treatment” for private and commercial sales of used vehicles. This provoked an exchange of partisan accusations that typically passes for debate in the B.C. legislature. It’s a payoff to car dealers, the NDP screamed. You guys opposed all of our income tax cuts and now you’re pretending to support lower taxes, the B.C. Liberals yelled back. Out in the real world, one can observe the effect of a tax structure that gives an advantage to private sellers. Municipal governments call them “curbers.” They use their garage, driveway and street to repair and market an endless series of used cars. Whether they are crooks or not, their efforts are every bit as appealing to the neighbourhood as the guy with multiple illegal suites whose tenants plug up the parking for the whole block. In each case, they violate zoning rules and hog services for personal benefit. And if you think they pay

income or other taxes on their home businesses, I have a 1973 Pinto you might want to test-drive. The subject of used cars came up last week when NDP leader Adrian Dix belatedly launched his own anti-HST tour. Apparently he’s having second thoughts about letting Bill Vander Zalm set NDP tax policy based on a world government conspiracy theory. Dix’s first media event was staged in a Burnaby kitchen. The homeowner dismissed the $350 HST rebate he has been offered to offset costs such as summer camp for his two kids, saying that will be gone several times over if he buys a used car. This clearly implies that HST has been extended to used cars. This is the sort of claim that drives much of the rage against it, as people simply scan their bills for those hated three letters. There are signs that people understand their taxes better, however. An Angus Reid poll last week found that 58 per cent of British Columbians now prefer to pay taxes on their consumption rather than their income. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

A proud Bruins’ fan just loves hockey The last time I checked I lived in Canada, a country where I am free to make my own choices. I am a Boston Bruins’ fan and as such have been proudly wearing my jersey to work on game days. Apparently doing so has upset many people and they have taken it upon themselves to voice their opinions on my choice of team. I know some people have made

their comments in jest, but most are quite serious in their disgust for my jersey. I am not betraying my country by being a Bruins’ fan despite being told many times that I have done so. I have had customers take their groceries to another till and yet another tell me they were so angry with me that they couldn’t even look at me because they were going to

say something that could not be repeated. Not everyone is a Canucks fan. I have not made any mean spirited comments to those who are. All I can say is get over it, grow up and get a life! Just take a step back and enjoy Canada’s game. Michelle Madill Sooke


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Service not reduced I would like to correct and clarify information in the June 8, 2011 article about the BC Ambulance Service. First, I would like to assure you that BCAS is committed to providing residents of Sooke and the entire Capital Region District (CRD) with high quality ambulance service and excellent patient care. I would also like to clarify up front that this trial period repositioning of ambulance resources in the region will not result in a reduction of service to Sooke or any part of the CRD. BCAS is a provincial service that utilizes its resources seamlessly across municipal borders. This model is a benefit to all communities as BCAS can readily send the required resources to meet patient needs while maintaining community coverage across the region. As such, ambulances are not exclusively designated to a specific community or municipality. On a daily basis BCAS moves ambulances throughout the CRD to ensure that resources are positioned to best serve the public in an efficient and cost effective manner. Based on our continued analysis of service and workload demands, there was an opportunity to re-deploy resources where they would benefit patient care while still maintaining community coverage in Sooke and across the region. The trial will be monitored closely to ensure all communities in the CRD continue to receive a high level of paramedic care. BCAS does not anticipate a reduction of service to Sooke as all ambulances in the region are constantly repositioned in a dynamic manner to ensure the best overall utilization and response times for all areas. At all times, our primary focus is on doing what is best for patient care while making the best possible use of the taxpayer’s dollars that are invested in the ambulance system. I hope I have been able to provide your readers with a better understanding of BCAS operations in the CRD. Shawn Carby BCAS, Executive Director, Vancouver Island

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Held hostage till election The HST Referendum is almost upon us and I just received my HST Referendum Voters Guide. Notable in the Voters Guide is that the “No” side, the “Yes” side and the “Independent” panel all play the fool’s game of predicting the future, with or without the HST, in absolute terms. ie: with the HST there will be 24,400 more better paying jobs, with the HST the economy will be $2.5 billion larger and the economy will produce $1.2 billion more in exports. Since we know no one can predict the future absolutely, what choice should we make? A wise man (probably Dr. Phil) said the best predictor of future performance is past performance. Fortunately for us we have a past event in our history to use as a reference point. When the federal Conservatives introduced the GST in the 1980s they made the same claims about the benefits to come as the HST proponents do now. However, since the GST was introduced manufacturing has moved off-shore, (try buying something manufactured in Canada) real inflation since then is over 900 per cent, (try to buy

an average home for under $100,000 today) job growth has been mainly in the McJobs sector, and homelessness and poverty havegrown exponentially. That’s the good news. The bad news is a world in recession is unlikely to come flocking to our door because of our enlightened tax structure. Like the GST the people most likely to flock to our door are those with money who, because of our friendly investment climate, intend to make more money and stash it offshore. I predict that voters will gamble that Ms. Clark will lower the HST to 10 per cent by 2014 and vote to keep it because at 10 per cent it will be the least painful to most of us. That being said, why doesn’t she lower it to 10 per cent now instead of holding us hostage until the next election? Chris deRosenroll Sooke

Support grads On Tuesday night I attended a party for Cst. Caston, a dedicated Sooke RCMP officer who is being transferred to the Nanaimo Detachment. This party was held at another Sooke member’s house. In all, there were about 35 RCMP staff members and their families there, and nobody was drinking, out of respect for the graduating students

of EMCS, and in keeping with their commitment to this initiative. The party lasted the entire evening. It was truly inspiring to see everyone there with their nonalcoholic drinks. And guess what? We all had a great time. Incredible isn’t it? Imagine that such a thing is possible, without booze. Who knew? I sincerely hope the graduating students of EMCS, and their families do. I would encourage the Sooke News Mirror to talk to the community leaders who have committed to doing this, and also to the citizens of Sooke, and graduating students to get their reflections upon the community’s efforts in inspiring the positive social development of Sooke’s kids. They are the future of our community, and together we can encourage them to celebrate their accomplishments without alcohol, and inspire them to fulfill their potential. In so doing, we will all reap the rewards. Cpl. Scott Hilderley Sooke Editor’s note: See story in SNM, June 8, page 13

Healthy choices As a young mom, I thought I was doing all the right things, cutting out sugar, adding a high fibre diet to our intake as well as not drinking coffee or tea, only hot water. We walked a lot

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and ate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, which we grew. Meanwhile we continued to consume alcohol and many times fell off the healthy diet by having impaired judgement when drinking, ordering in pizza or Chinese food when sometimes we couldn’t afford to and was not part of our healthy diet, by driving and many other day to day decisions. One day, after a party,where alcohol had been consumed by family members, I was making spaghetti for our sons and thought, I think I’ll have a beer and tomato juice. Our five-year-old son, asked for some too, and I said ‘no, this is not for children.’ He looked at me and said, ‘when I grow up can I drink all the beer I want like my aunties and uncles and be silly too?’ I looked with amazement at the perception of this sweet little boy and thought about some of the horrid experiences observed in the previous days and said ‘no and neither will mom ever drink alcohol again.’ It is not a healthy choice, it destroys our respect for each other, our families and our brain cells, is the cause of many illnesses, and creates the need for more policing and justice systems, but it also impairs our decision making skills as well which will imprint on our children’s minds when they are parents. My sons and I emptied the rest of the 24 beers down the sink, and this was the healthiest choice I have ever made. I choose not to impair my thinking and make judgements based on what I hope is a sound, healthy mind. Support Dry Grad, lead by example. Show the children there are other choices and to be sober is the first step of making healthy choices for their lives. Ellen Lewers Sooke

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I’m told by the district that out of the $515, I pay $278 for debt servicing. If I pay $278 for debt servicing, and $366.09 for poop, that adds up to $644.09, not $515. Then there’s the fact that the district has thrown in about a quarter of a million for new stuff that we managed to do without up till now. That’s about $100 per parcel. There doesn’t seem to be any way to figure out how much EPCOR gets, how much the district gets, how much total revenue is collected, and what it is for. It’s all enough to make me want to cut down on the fibre in my diet, and brings to mind the saying “if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with b...s....” The one other thing I know for sure is that it all adds up to a NO on the petition. Terrance Martin Sooke

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What about the Sewer Franchise Agreement? Utilities are essential, not everything is money. The District of Sooke’s proposed 21-year Wastewater Franchise Agreement with EPCOR, as is, is what evolved so wonderfully from our community’s investment of time, money, planning, installation and maintenance. RFPs happened and the tendering process was observed at the beginning of this project. Difference in costs now and when originally quoted – 40 per cent higher is a more accurate number, almost to the penny. These increased numbers would have happened no matter who contracted or even if we had our own sewer department. What about EPCOR and local hiring and training? Anyone inter-

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The District is trying mightily to sell me on the new sewer deal, and I am getting the distinct impression I am dealing with the proverbial used car salesman. I can’t seem to get a straight answer to a direct question. I’m not interested in a lot of complicated explanations as to why this is the best deal on the entire planet and that life as we know it will cease immediately if we don’t take the deal. I know one thing for sure – I have to pay $515, and that is up from $495. What I don’t know is how much of the $515 EPCOR gets, or what the part that they don’t get is for. There are apparently 2,526 parcels paying $515 for 2011. According to the agreement, EPCOR will get $924,752 in 2011, $924,752 divided by 2,526 parcels = $366.09 per parcel. Is $366.09 how much I pay EPCOR? That’s a lot of number two flushes.

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ish bubbling. The sewage treatment portion of the parcel tax is to be considered in a stable state as per the numbers provided by the District of Sooke. Especially so when the sewage treatment option is setup to only increase at a slow and steady one per cent annually

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ested is invited to submit a resume to EPCOR. The majority of EPCOR employees are residents of Sooke. LWMP partnership is of significance to the Sewer Franchise Agreement. Contracts that are of length are for the community as much as short term contracts are, they are also implemented through a selection process completed by the mayor and council. It is the individuals elected who, with the purity of their hearts, make decisions based on wholesome goodness for all. Total Annual Payment is annual operating costs. Budgets cannot include noncontracted large future contractual items. The amount of money required to establish our community’s capable sewer department would be millions. EPCOR a multi-billion dollar company. What is offered, is far beyond that which most single municipalities have the ability to do for themselves. Parcel tax stabilization is a play on words. Things of this nature do not ever fin-

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 Cont’d from page 10 to make it so that costs relative to ownership and operations of this sewage treatment system are in the black by year 14. I feel very comfortable saying EPCOR is a morally responsible Canadian company. moonfist Sooke

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also make it easier for businesses to apply. When we are asked the question about the HST, will it be the right question? K.L.Smith Shirley

sion are we giving to those people who are considering moving to Sooke, the tourist population and other businesses? This is not an industrial site and should not be used as one. I certainly hope this will be cleaned up soon as our tourists are upon us. Anne Van de Reep Sooke

Clean up Keep your act previous Over the past few months Sooke has been exemptions developing new and Agreement Soon we will have to exciting developments and changing the look decide about the HST. Will that be yes we of the Village of Sooke, concern don’t want it or, no,we should keep it? If we decide against the HST, will the provincial government have to repay the federal government money forwarded for the implementation of the HST? Would that theoretically be us paying ourselves back? There would be less objection to the HST if things that were tax-exempt before were not being taxed now. I think anything that is”Made in Canada” should be tax-exempt and all else can have HST. Once this is decided can we have it so that the taxes are included in the price? This will simplify it for the consumer who would no longer have to calculate the price and then figure the tax amount and then add it to the price to arrive at the real cost. It should

however, I have also noticed that a property on Sooke Road at Dover across from the elementary school and on the main drag of Sooke is being used as a dump. There have been full bins, cars with no tires, etc. I understand that the property was once or still is owned by a Sooke council member, Mr. Herb Haldane. This is not the place to be leaving behind objects such as the above. The Sooke Elementary School is just across the street. The Mariners’ Village’s brand new building is just up the street. This lot is an unsightly mess. There is also a truck parked in Razu welding’s parking lot which is just a mobile sandwich board. This would be a new one, which are not allowed. What kind of impres-

I am extremely concerned about the third extension of the Operating and Maintenance Agreement between EPCOR and the District of Sooke. According to the Community Charter this is completely illegal. This agreement must by now have been put to a vote by the citizens of Sooke. It cannot run beyond five years without voter approval. This is not the first time that both the CEO as well as the CAO have ignored the Community Charter’s provisions over the years and vari-

ous councils. It would appear that the District of Sooke is without an agreement with EPCOR. I know that this can be checked out with the district’s legal advisors, at the earliest possible date. If the non-existence of such an agreement is the case, all sorts of liability and legal issues may arise and raise their ugly heads. If there is no agreement due to this serious lapse in existence, can either party just walk away from this previous agreement? A legal, by the District of Sooke solicitor, public clarification of this issue is most urgent. Fred von Ilberg Sooke

Stop resort Amongst the priorities of the CRD’s Regional Growth Strategy are: protecting green space; sustainable use of natural resources and environments; and making sure that settlements are compact and foster complete communities. Planning to tear out popular forest lands along the Juan de Fuca

trail, Vancouver-based developer Ender Ilkay’s company Marine Trail Holdings will contravene all of these priorities. They will destroy habitats, encroach upon and damage an extremely popular provincial park, and build suburban-style dwellings way outside the urban containment boundary. Far removed from municipal services like water supplies and waste disposal, these developments will have long-term negative impacts upon their surrounding environments; meanwhile, their remoteness from healthcare services and fire stations means that healthcare emergencies and forest fires would be unmanageable for these utterly incomplete communities. For all these reasons and many more, the proposed developments along the Juan de Fuca trail fly in the face of the CRD’s mandated strategy. If the CRD wishes to maintain its legitimacy, it must stop Ilkay’s plans dead in their tracks. And if

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Cont’d from page 11 the CRD fails to enforce its own plans to protect the long term livability in the region, it will be up to the people to pick up the slack. Brendan Harry Victoria

Addressing myths and facts The District of Sooke’s advertisement addressing myths and facts regarding the proposed wastewater franchise agreement as well as other commentaries supporting the agreement certainly confirm the need not to support the 21-year agreement. The reasons given for this long-term contract are not valid and miss the real issues facing our community. The agreement presumably, “provides stable parcel tax rates and long-term planning.” However, the valid increases in costs explained further in the advertisement certainly demonstrate that regardless of the contract, unforeseen cost increases will likely occur in the future, which will require changes to the tax rates. Facilitating “longterm planning” is a very ‘soft’ benefit and certainly does not justify a 21-year agreement. The municipal long-term plans will be affected much more by the volatility in the economy and by other external forces. Any changes

to the parcel tax rates will be very minor compared to the many other challenges facing the municipality. Hopefully a major determinant of the long-term plans will also be the Official Community Plan, which will further affect our taxes more than any changes in wastewater management services. The lamentable lack of transparency throughout this process is an ethical, competence and communications issue that needs to be addressed at election time and through an objective, independent administrative review. The overriding concern is not the soundness of the agreement or the quality of the contractor or the trustworthiness of the staff in negotiating the best deal for the community. As previously stated it is keeping our tax dollars in our local economy to develop our community. The question is how do we do this? An obvious alternative is to create a public works department. But the municipality has already rejected this alternative because it was said to be 30 per cent more expensive than EPCOR. It appears that this is based on a cursory comparison to other municipalities and not a thorough alternative evaluation of in-house operation of our Sooke wastewater

system. A basic analysis of EPCOR’s Operations Fee Schedule indicates that this 30 per cent estimate is grossly inaccurate. A second alternative, not previously considered, would be to create a community cooperative to provide this service. This alternative would provide a private-sector service with all the profits remaining in the community and greater flexibility in providing the services and distributing the profits. A most important consideration is the

expertise provided by EPCOR to manage the system. It is people, not a corporate entity, who have the expertise. Ideally the people actually running the operation now will continue to operate it regardless of the alternative chosen. Otherwise, skilled resources can be hired or trained. Either of these two alternatives can be developed to provide a successful service with greater benefits to the community than EPCOR. Hopefully enough people will sign the response forms so that the municipality will not bother with a referendum and these two alternatives can

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To consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3705 – cited as “Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 104, 2010”. The proposed general amendments and new zoning maps affect all of the lands subject to Bylaw No. 2040 as shown on Map 1 below. The proposed specific amendments are shown in the inset maps below. The purpose of Bylaw No. 3705 is to amend the Sooke Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Bylaw No. 2040 by: General amendments:

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All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3705 and other relevant documents and information June 1, 2011 to June 15, 2011, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the Capital Regional District (CRD) website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf. email to jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca. Written submissions should be received no later than 4pm on June 15, 2011 to ensure their availability at the public hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the public hearing. Following the close of the public hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors. The public hearing on Bylaw No. 3705 is to be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice. For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.1500 local 206 or jklassen@crd.bc.ca. S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer


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Every year the Sunriver Allotment Gardens get a little more fertile, prolific and diverse. This year, volunteers planted 58 fruit trees and more are planned for the near future. The Sunriver gardens are a true success story. From the original ideas put forth by the Sooke Food CHI (Community Health Initiative) the garden has grown to encompass a community. People of all ages come together to plant, learn and share their experience and their seeds. The first 50 garden plots were snapped up quicker than a seal on a salmon and no one could have predicted the success of the project. Now, two years later, the volunteers are building espalier-style supports for the fruit trees, which will allow them to grow horizontally rather than vertically.

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Dave Nagy and Glen Thelin volunteered their know-how to the Sunriver Allotment Garden orchard. Glen Thelin and his apprentice Dave Nagy are putting time in at the garden in between other gardening jobs. The two of them were putting posts in by hand for the espalier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donate a lot of time here,â&#x20AC;? said Thelin, who was obviously enjoying the sunshine last Wednesday afternoon. The fruit trees include a number of varieties of

apple trees, some plums and pears and cherry trees. There will also be some varieties planted from cuttings from heritage trees in the Sooke area. Volunteers have planted potatoes on the unused berm and squash in between the small fruit trees. The potatoes will be donated to groups like the local food bank. Phoebe Dunbar was

at the garden along with Emily Moreland, puttering and doing whatever needed doing. Moreland is the garden mentor and is there on Sundays and Wednesdays sharing her knowledge and advice. Dunbar said there is always room for volunteers and they can come to the garden and pitch in with a multitude of tasks. or just check out the gardens. Often there are plots which some can no longer deal with and may be available for another avid gardener. Raised beds built for those with mobility issues are also often available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just come down for tea,â&#x20AC;? said Dunbar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Check it out.â&#x20AC;? For those who want to learn more about composting, the Victoria Compost Education Centre will be holding a free public workshop on Saturday, June 18 from 1-3 p.m.

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his Saturday, June 18, the Sooke Folk Music Society is happy to be bringing back perennial favourite, Hank Cramer to our monthly Coffee House at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Hank Cramer is one of the best-loved folksingers in the American west. He’s known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and a wry sense of humour. Hank’s repertoire is a mix of original, traditional, and contemporary folk songs. They tell the stories of cowboys, sailors, soldiers, miners, adventurers, and just plain drifters. That fits with Hank’s life story: he has been an underground miner, a professional soldier, shanty-man, wrangler and a world traveler. Those experiences make Hank’s music ring with a special authen-

Tele-workshop geared to Alzheimer caregivers Changes in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia often appear to family members as changes in the person’s behaviour. Sooke caregivers will learn how to understand behaviour as a form of communication in a free tele-workshop offered on Thursday, June 23 by the nonprofit Alzheimer Society of B.C. Understanding Behaviour, starting at 7 p.m., will explore strategies for determining what the person with dementia might be trying to communicate, and finding ways to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that concern us and how to respond in supportive ways. Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by Monday, June 20 to participate by visiting www.alzheimerbc. org or phoning toll-free 1-866-396-2433.

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Hank Cramer returns to Sooke on Saturday. ticity. Hank inherited a gift of music from his father, and by high school was a prominent performer in glee club, choir, and school musicals. He learned guitar and banjo while still in school, and was heavily influenced by the Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot, and

the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. While earning his degree at University of Arizona, Hank performed solo in college coffee-houses and Tucson bars. After graduation in 1976, he followed in his father’s foot-steps to become an Army officer, paratrooper, and Green Beret. Wherever Hank deployed around the world, he packed his guitar along with his duffel-bag, and the music eased the strain of service and created many good memories for his soldier-buddies. Hank left active military service in 1990. For the next nine years he led a dual life. By day, he designed, built, and managed 9-1-1 emergency dispatch centers in Colorado and Washington. By nights and weekends, he per-

formed and recorded music with several of the Northwest’s bestloved folk groups: Victory At Sea, The Rounders, The Cutters, and The Ferryboat Musicians. Hank’s boisterous renditions of nautical work-songs (sea shanties) led to a stint as “shanty-man” and helmsman aboard the brig Lady Washington, an authentic replica of the first American ship to enter Northwest waters in the 1780’s. Hank’s repertoire of cowboy songs also drew positive attention from the western music community. Hank’s touring circuit spread wider and wider, until in 1998 he finally dropped his “day job” in order to meet the demands of a successful music career. He now has 18 CD’s, four

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Notice Of Property Disposition (section 26 Community Charter) The District of Sooke gives notice of its intention to consider the disposition by way of a two (2) year Lease to HBM CANADA MANUFACTURING INC. (Inc. No. 842821) of Units 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of municipal property known as 2070 and 2080 Kaltasin Road and legally described as Lot 13, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan 2434, Except part in Plan VIP461RW (see Site Plan). The monthly rental for the property is calculated as $9.00/ square feet and the square footage of the Units 1 through 5 is 4,130 square feet.

music videos, and three movie sound-tracks to his credit. After 9/11, Hank interrupted his music career to resume military service to the country. Hank is now retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel with 28 years of service, and has resumed his concert tours and recording schedule. Please join us this Saturday, June 18th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road for a rousing evening of music with this gifted performer. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

Summer Children's Program

After the long, cool, wet spring it has been nice to experience some warmer days and sit under a bright sunny sky. The signs of summer are beginning to appear and our children's expectations are growing for their holidays ahead. One thing that I looked forward to in my summers of long ago was called Vacation Bible School. A week of day camp activity put on by our local church including singing, games, crafts, stories and snacks. It's now that time again and Sooke Baptist Church is gearing up for our Summer Children's Program during the !rst week of July. The theme is Pandas (yes, the cute cuddly looking bear) and the program is called Pandamania which will be a wild celebration of God's unconditional love! At Pandamania kids will discover that God has a purpose and plan for everyone and that he crafted each of us with his own loving hands. Each morning will be !lled with fun learning activities. The program is free for children ages 5-10 and runs from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8. PANDAMANIA "where God is wild about you." Pastor Dwight Geiger

The Lease will be considered by the Council at its meeting on June 27th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the District of Sooke Council Chamber located at 2225 Otter Point Road. Persons who consider they are affected by the disposition will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission to the District of Sooke before the start of the meeting. Copies of the proposed lease are available at the Municipal Hall during regular office hours. Please contact the Municipal Hall at 250-642-1634 for more information.

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Norman Nelson, left, conducts the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists Ann ElliotGoldschmid, centre, and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni in the Musical Friends concerts scheduled for June 24 and 25.

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his year’s Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra’s June concerts feature the full orchestra under the baton of Norman Nelson, playing Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak, at 8 p.m., on Friday, June 24 at Edward Milne Community Theatre, in Sooke, and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria. The programme opens with Beethoven’s much-loved Leonora Overture Number 3, which he composed for his opera Fidelio. Beethoven composed three overtures, and Number 3 is con-

sidered the most dramatic – too dramatic to actually begin the opera, and often performed on its own. ur soloists for this concert are Ann ElliottGoldschmid and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, both well known to Sooke and Victoria music lovers as leader/first violinist and cellist of the Lafayette String Quartet, which has been together for 25 years. Both musicians are on the music faculty at the University of Victoria. They will be playing the magnificent and challenging Brahms

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rendered from a series of 96 digital images created over eight months. Integrating photographs and textiles, the exhibition runs from June 23 to July 14 at the Suth Shore Gallery at 2046 Otter Point Road. Anita Sinner is an assistant professor of Art Education at Concordia University, Montreal. A resident of Sooke, she has been an exhibiting artist in the region for over a decade. South Shore Gallery hours, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m.

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ased on a series of images of Roche Cove created over eight months, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seasonsâ&#x20AC;? draws on repetition as a method of inquiry to explore the relationship between identity and place. With a conceptual framework that â&#x20AC;&#x153;repetition changes nothing in the object repeated, but does change something in the mind which con-

templates it,â&#x20AC;? (Deleuze 1994), the same perspective is represented in photographs and fibre art, inviting viewers to trace qualities of

stillness and movement in an idyllic West Coast landscape. The assemblege is an encounter with the moods of Roche Cove,

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dance will be Prestige CEO Joseph Huber and President Terry Schneider. Dress is business casual.

Two different shows (A & B) each day. Each show includes mixed ages and dance styles. Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet (including Pointe), Musical Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern & more. Friday, June 17 (evening): Show A 6:00 pm Show B 7:30 pm

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inance Minister Kevin Falcon is reminding British Columbians to keep a close eye on the mail over the coming days and weeks for the HST Voters Guide, which is being mailed to every home in British Columbia.

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The guide contains important information on the referendum, including statements provided directly by the official ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ groups, a summary of the report of the Independent Panel on the HST, a position statement from govern-

ment, and important voting information from Elections BC. British Columbians are encouraged to review the information thoroughly so that they can make the most informed decision possible.

Quick Facts: • Details of the recently announced HST policy change are not contained in the Voters Guide. Voters are encouraged to visit www.HSTinBC.ca forfurther information on the government’s com-

mitments to improve the HST if the referendum vote is a ‘No’ result, which would see the HST retained. Vote “Yes” is you wish to see the HST struck down. Follow the instructions carefully. • Official referendum ballots will begin arriv-

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ing to B.C. voters from Elections BC the week of June 13. Elections BC will also make any decisions with respect to implications of possible job action at Canada Post. • The Voter’s Guide is available online at: www.HSTinBC.ca

Questions and Answers from Sooke

PROFESSIONALS Q. What are the dangers water fracking? A. Not conclusive yet but, we are concerned with this issue? In general we certainly are not bothered about natural gas, but we are very troubled about potable drinking water. It’s our job as plumbers to ‘protect the health of the nation’. Maybe you’ve seen the special on fracking or you caught the Oscar nominated documentary GASLAND by Josh Fox. In one part a home owner turns on their kitchen sink faucet then proceeds to take a match and light it on fire. If you can light your drinking water on fire you have a problem! It’s not likely to affect surface water sources like lakes or rivers, however dug and/or drilled wells can be suspicious in urban areas close to where fracking has occurred.

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Q. Do you offer a walk in service? A. Yes we do! Walk in services are services that can be done in a 1/2 hour or less. An appointment is preferred but not required, but please be prepared to wait a few extra minutes if you don’t have an appointment.Walk in Services available: Nail Clipping, Nail Grinding, Teeth brushing, Anal gland expression, Ear cleaning, Ear cleaning with plucking, Face trim, Bum trim, and Foot trim. With our Posh Paws Touch Up special you can get a combination of any three services for 24.99.

Q. What does the Sooke Literacy Project do, exactly? A. The purpose of the Sooke Region Literacy Project is to build community and help people in the Sooke Region achieve the sense of empowerment that goes along with literacy. So what do we actually do? Sometimes our literacy work provides financial assistance to an existing community program to reduce barriers to participating. Our work may involve supporting literacy programs by helping them buy books and materials. Other times, we talk to people offering community programs to help them add a literacy component to what they already do. We also do research in our community to determine what programs we need to create or bring in in order to make sure the needs of all our citizens are met.

Q: Can I use rental income to help qualify for a mortgage? A: The rules recently changed regarding how lenders are allowed to use rental income to help applicants qualify for a mortgage. For high ratio mortgages (typically less than 20% down payment), CMHC will only allow 50% of the income from a legal suite to be added to the applicant’s income. Genworth Financial will allow 100% of the income from a suite to be added to the applicant’s income in select markets. For conventional mortgages, some lenders will still allow an offset of the rents by as much as 90%. For example, if you had a suite that rented for $1,000 per month, the lender would subtract $900 from the mortgage payment and you would have to qualify for the rest with your income. This offset makes a big difference in helping applicants qualify for a mortgage. For more information call:

CAR CARE “MUSTS” YOU DON’T WANT TO SKIP ENGINE AIR FILTER

Why: Your vehicle’s air filter prevents dust and dirt from entering the engine. A dirty or clogged air filter restricts airflow and will reduce engine performance and fuel economy while increasing exhaust emission levels. When: Check the air filter every six months or 7,500 miles. Typically, your repair shop will inspect the filter at each oil change. You can check itby holding it up to a 60-watt light bulb. If you can see light through much of the filter, it is still clean enoughto work effectively. However, if the light is blocked by most of the filter, replace it. Bottom Line: Dirty air filters not only affect your fuel economy, but other vehicle systems such as the emissions control system and spark plugs. It might result with problems keeping your car running

Jodie McDonald 250-580-2252 Literacy Outreach Coordinator Sooke Region, Vancouver Island info@sookeliteracy.ca


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Bryce McMath Hello Grad Class, look at each other, now back to me, now back to each other NOW BACK TO ME. Sadly, I’m not old spice guy. However, I am honoured, to be Valedictorian for this proud, smiling, unique, group of students standing, maybe sitting, before you. You are our teachers, friends family, parents. You are our team, our support. Do you recognize us? You might best remember our faces covered in homemade chocolate cake, or remember our footsteps pattering towards the Christmas tree at four in the morning. That moment of taking off the training wheels might be forever etched into your minds. But

we are no longer your little boys, and little girls. We have grown into handsome young men, and gorgeous young women. We’ve finished our high school careers, we’ve gotten jobs, some of us already live on our own. Some of us can almost cook. We’ve learned and absorbed most of what you’ve given to us and one thing is for certain. Without your love and your guidance, we would surely not be here today, and for that we are ever thankful, ever appreciative. It may be a little unnerving to know our childhood has come to a close, to realize soon we will be responsible, solely responsible, for ourselves; that soon we will be thrust into the real world. Daunting, maybe, difficult most likely, but far from impossible, especially for a group such as your-

selves. The real task is what we decide to do once we are out of our comfortable cage. Some will go on to college, university, some will work, others will travel, and see the world. But whatever you do, my advice to you grads, with my limited worldly experience, is this: Never, ever, pass up an opportunity. Whether it is to learn something new, move out of your comfort zone, change your routine, move up in your career of choice, whatever opportunity it is, seize it. 1 can sum it up no better than this: Kung Fu Panda, 2008: ”Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why they call it, the present.” I believe you can see the anticipation, and the eagerness in our eyes, maybe to graduate, maybe for my speech to end. But fresh out of the gates we are not only greeted with

opportunity, as every generation is, we are faced with new challenges and responsibilities. In my opinion the best way to truly thank you for all you’ve done, is to put to use our able bodies and bright minds, and push forward for what’s needed and for what is right; grow to be outstanding representatives of our school, our class, and this magnificent country we are so blessed to belong to. Now Grads, that may sound a little intimidating, but a part of me also feels that it’s a little like my old man once told me: ”You might not change the whole world, but you can better your corner of it.” Grads of 2011, it’s been pleasure, congratulations, I wish you success however you see it to be. Thank you.

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Sooke potters in major Victoria sale Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

Sooke potters Priska Stabel, Caryl Wilford, Barb Bergstrom, and Sharon Bussard-Grove are among 39 ceramic artists who will display their talents and their work on Sat. June 18 at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, next to the Moss Street Market in Fairfield. All of the potters and ceramic artists in Sooke and area are inspired by their surroundings. From the beaches and moss-covered hills to the peeling bark of the Arbutus trees all are fuel for their creative ideas. Priska Stabel is a potter, paper maker and nature photographer. She left her academic career in plant molecular biology to follow her creative passions. In 1992 she began with paper making and pottery first in England then Germany and moved to Canada in 1999. In Victoria she has potted with Muriel Sibley since 2000. Moving to Sooke in 2009 has brought her closer to hills and beaches and the richness of natural design. Some of the images find their way onto her pottery. Sharon BussardGrove captures the tiny things into clay. Those small things that go unnoticed but are a part of the environment. It may be a colour, form or texture. She makes functional pottery with an artistic flair and her

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Caryl Wilford, left and Priska Stabel check a piece of pottery. At right, top, Wilford’s functional ware and, below, Stabel’s work. porcelain teapots and vessels are always in high demand. Caryl Wilford will be showing her pottery on the group table. She has only just recently fired up her kiln after a bit of a hiatus. She was a production potter and teacher in South Surrey before moving to Sooke and is itching to get back to a more artistic approach to ceramics. “I will be taking all the skills I have accu-

mulated along the way,” says Wilford. “It’s about pleasing yourself. I want to make pottery with more “soul.” Barb Bergstrom is another Sooke potter who is a member of the guild and will also be taking part in the sale. The location will be a first for Clay Connects, the annual show and sale sponsored by the South Vancouver Island Potters’ Guild. “It’s a new location

and we’re very excited,” said Sooke potter Priska Stabel. Some of the 39 who will be in Fairfield on June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m have four

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EMCS COMMUNITY THEATRE 6218 Sooke Road, Sooke BC Complimentary snacks and refreshments with discussion before and after. Produced by Leslie Franke & Herdolor Lorenz the film describes Europe’s disastrous experiment with water and wastewater privatization at the hands of big corporations as well as the wave of re-municipalization taking place as communities fight to keep control of these vital public resources. Find out how you can stop the District of Sooke from signing away operation of our wastewater system for the next 21 years. Hear from speakers about the value of keeping our public services in local, public hands. Learn how the new EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) puts corporate rights first, threatening our democracy, local economy and encourages privatization of our water and wastewater services. Sign the District of Sooke Electoral Response Form. A 10% response means residents of Sooke will get to decide if this longterm contract to privatize our wastewater services should be signed. Find us on Facebook

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t’s impressive, it’s well-documented, heartwarming and indispensable to large numbers of people with special challenges. It’s the 24/7 companionship, reassurance and enabling that a dog guide can provide for someone who needs it. Local dog owners are invited to leash up their best friend for the fifth staging of the Purina Walk for Dog Guides – Fathers Day, June 19 at Whiffin Spit. The Lions are right in there with the dog on this one, as the Sooke Harbourside Lions team up with the sponsor to get our local event up and running for a very good cause. Sue Percival is at the helm of the three-hour supportive get-together at what is likely one of the top pooch-promenades in the country. She says there are currently five such dogguides in the Sooke area, faithfully, unquestioningly serving their human partners who may have challenges

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Dogs get a chance to socialize at the annual Purina Walk for Guide Dogs taking place on June 19. Below, Hannah, left and Cash were anxious to get on with their weekend, but first their mistress had an errand to handle at Evergreen Centre.

related to vision, hearing, seizure response and autism. This is the kind of set-up where participants can round up pledges by family and friends or even total strangers... that much is up to the individual. They and their pet or pets close the deal by completing the walk and contributing their take to the total. Last year $2,000 was raised by the local effort. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward providing dog guides at no cost for Canadians with disabilities. Information on the Sooke Purina Walk for Dog Guides is available at the local veterinary clinics and Wiskers & Waggs as well. It’s a low key, fun time and a good time should definitely be had by all. If you need more details just give Sue a bark at 250-642-5023.

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UNDER THE “I” Regular bingo games - firemen’s lounge in municipal hall –12:45 to 3 p.m. Bus leaves Western Foods at noon.

VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH 11:30-1:00 Holy Trinity Hall Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Steak Night - 6-7:30 Drop-in darts - 8 p.m.

WOMENS CONNECTION Group every Wed. Lunch provided along with open discussion. Sooke Legion (upstairs) 12:30pm. Sponsored by Sooke Outreach. Susan 250-216-6762. CASA AGM The Sooke Co-operative Association of Service Agencies (CASA) is holding its annual general meeting – 9:30 a.m. at 2145 Townsend Road.

YOUNG PARENTS GROUP Playgroup support and lunch for parents under 25 and their children. 2145 Townsend Rd. Call 250-642-5152 for dates and times.

PRE-NATAL OUTREACH One to one pregnancy support. Call 250642-5152 for details. Playgroup for daycare providers 9:30 - 11 at CASA, 2145 Townsend Rd.

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.

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COUNTRY MARKET Today on Otter Point Road at Eustace.

YOGA CELEBRATION Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice celebration is taking place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ed Macgregor Park – weather permitting.. If raining permitting the event will be held at Edward Milne Community School.

CALLING ALL QUILTERS! Sooke Quilters meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2110 Church Rd. dropin or contact Sharon Hanslip - 250-642-2484.

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

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June 19

June 20

West Coast Trail ferry picks up some hikers from the Gordon River Trailhead in Port Renfrew

June 21

CONTRACT BRIDGE 1 p.m. Sooke Com. Hall BABY TALK TOPIC “Colic and crying. ” 10-11:30 a.m. at Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre (CASA) 2145 Townsend Rd.


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

www.sookenewsmirror.com

2205 Otter Point Rd.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS INFORMATION CHI RESOURCE website :

Inventory

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Inventory

www.sookeregionresources.com

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CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661. JUAN DE FUCA Emergency Program Office: 250-642-2266 Co-ordinators Homes: 250642-3772. Cellular: 250-8830607. Email: jdfemerg@telus.net. Provincial Contact: 1800-663-3456 SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215. SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, Box 109, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E5. Alma Anslow 250-642-2184.

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Reasonably priced Reasonably priced Lunchavailable available lunch

RE: THE ESTATE OF JOHN KEELINGE HOMER, DECEASED

250-642-6898 250-642-6898

JOHN KEELINGE HOMER, DECEASED, late of Sooke, British Columbia, died at Victoria, British Columbia on January 21, 2011.

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STRAWBERRY TEA Wed. June 22nd, 2-4pm Knox Presbyterian Church 2110 Church Rd. Enjoy fresh Saanich strawberries,cake and whipping cream. $6.00 TIRED of the same old Hollywood Schlock? Rent Awareness Film Night documentaries at Video-To-Go, Evergreen Centre, Daily 10-10

INFORMATION .

Call us for Complimentary

GIFT BASKET Newcomers to Sooke & Surrounding Area: Judy 250-642-2268 New Moms: Sonia 250-642-2120

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

THIS NOTICE is given pursuant section 38 of the Trustee Act. CREDITORS AND OTHERS having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars to the law firm of David Brown, Barrister & Solicitor, #106-360 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R5 before July 15, 2011, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard to the claims of which the Executor has notice.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS PERSONALS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The step daughters of Ben Tabak, please contact the writer via Reply Box â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;?, c/o PO Box 1090, Hope BC V0X1L0. Would like to talk.

TRAVEL

COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell!

GETAWAYS

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Summer rates. 2 nights $389 / 3 nights $549. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE No Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248. SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE FOR CASH!!! Our GUARANTEED SERVICES will Sell/ SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE FOR CASH!!! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $95 Million Dollars offered in 2010! w w w. B u y AT i m e s h a r e . c o m (888)879-7165.

TRAVEL SUNNY SUMMER Specials At Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Beach-New Smyrna Beach Stay a week or longer Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800541-9621.

CHILDREN DAYCARE CENTERS HILLTOP FRIENDS

LICENSED FAMILY DAYCARE Opening September 2011, or sooner!! Located in Colwood on Triangle Mountain, just off Sooke Road. 6:30am-5pm, Monday -Friday. Call Chrissie @ 778-433-2056

TRADES, TECHNICAL

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACCOUNTING CLERK Sooke Family Resource Society requires a full-time (35 hours wk) administrative and accounting clerk. The eligible candidate requires a diploma in business administration or office administration or equivalent training and a minimum of 2 years experience. Demonstrated skills in Simply Accounting, Office software, payroll, administration and accounts receivable management is also required. SFRS follows the CSSEA wage scale. Resumes with cover letter should be submitted to Sooke Family Resource Society-#105-2145 Townsend Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 0H3; fax 250-6427663; attention: Manager of Finance; or submitted to fleurhk@sfrs.ca 2:00pm June 20th, 2011

TRADES, TECHNICAL

DAVID C. BROWN Barrister & Solicitor #106-360 Selby Street Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R5 (250)741-8201

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

CCRR Daycare Registered LNR Childcare Professional

with spaces for ages 1 - 3 years Centrally located with Fun and Flexible Schedule Please phone Tara Ferguson at 250-642-4003 for an interview C.S.W., Child CPR, E.A., Pre-School Experience & Mother

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Peter Baljet GM is looking for a career-minded individual available to start immediately as a full time sales professional. We owe our many years of success to our loyal customers and dedicated employees and we invite you to join our team. REQUIREMENTS: A Motor Vehicle Salesperson Licence will soon be required. Sales training will be available. Those with experience in financial services, mortgage, restaurant and customer service industries have proven to be very successful when switching careers to automotive sales. Qualified applicants should have professional appearance, a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence with an acceptable driving record. A high-energy, positive, out-going individual with strong verbal communication skills will succeed at Peter Baljet GM. Please email your resume (preferred) sales@peterbaljetgm.com or fax 250-746-7137 Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Reporter Your

Sooke News Mirror

Community

The award-winning Sooke News Mirror has an opportunity for an enthusiastic sports writer and general reporter. This position is perfect for someone who enjoys the outdoors and lifestyle that a small coastal community provides. Surfing, mountain biking and fishing are all an integral part of the community. Sooke is a vibrant, growing community just 45 minutes from Victoria. We are looking for a talented individual who is able to understand the challenges and rewards in a small community newspaper while meeting weekly deadlines. Using their proven journalistic abilities, you will be responsible for generating story ideas and photo opps and fulfilling story and photography assignments from the editor. Evening and weekend work will be required.

Classifieds can take you places!

Qualifications -

MARGARET HERRLING and MAYWELL WICKHEIM, Executors SOLICITOR

MIRROR

Ability to produce 10 - 15 stories per week, including photos, as necessary.

Bullbucker/Falling Supervisor Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Bullbucker/ Falling Supervisor to join our Englewood Forest Operation. Located in the centre of Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nimpkish Valley, between Sayward and Port McNeill, the community of Woss provides a spectacular lake, mountain scenery, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and other wilderness adventures. Reporting to the General Foreman, this full time position is a lead role in supervising Company and Contract fallers for both mechanized and hand falling operations. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2011 Reference Code: Bullbucker, EFO

Strong work ethic, leadership skills and sound news judgement. Strong InDesign layout skills. Website updating. You must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a reliable vehicle. Black Press is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest privately held, independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, with extensive online operations and over 250 websites. Black Press is also a leading commercial printer with 14 printing plants. Forward resumĂŠ and cover letter by June 13, 2011 to: Rod Sluggett, Publisher Sooke News Mirror 112-6660 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0A5 fax 250.642.4767 e-mail: publisher@sookenewsmirror.com Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

HELP WANTED

WORK WANTED

EXPERIENCED LINE Cook required. Apply in person to Stone Pipe Grill.

“EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER/Companion available days/evenings.” References.250-642-7912

FULL-TIME and part-time class 1 or 3 drivers for night work. Part-time approx 20hrs/wk. Clean drivers abstract required. 250-949-6405 or email resume to: port_hardy_agency@telus.net.

GARDENER FOR HIRE Reasonable Rates Senior Discount 250-642-5624

www.sookenewsmirror.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

COMPUTER SERVICES

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

MORTGAGES

SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. shorelineroofing@shaw.ca

56” JVC Projection TV. 4 years old, great condition. offers. 250-886-8144 or 250999-8255

STUCCO/SIDING DRYWALL

MAN,23, 6ft, 5in, EMCS Grad, some construction, farm experience, seeks employment. Help around house or garden? Kevin 250-642-4069 Lemare Lake Logging is currently seeking Driller/Blasters for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Please email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax to 250-956-4888. PLAYLAND DAYCARE Requires responsible adult for there out of school care program. Must have 20hours child related courses plus first aid and criminal record check. 250-642-4121 Fax 250-642-4180

ALL SEASON FIREWOODS We Buy & Sell Wood True Cord,1/2 Cord, Cut,Split & Delivered 250588-8749

WELDING

PERSONAL SERVICES

GARDENING

HEALTH PRODUCTS

GRASSHOPPER LAWN CARE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Lawn Cutting year round

250-642-3296 GRASSHOPPER LAWN CARE Lawn Cutting year round

The Lemare Group in Port McNeill requires a payroll clerk/accounts payable to join our dynamic, fast paced environment. Your skill set should include strong organization, effective time management, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, computer literate and accounting knowledge. Please fax resumes to 250-956-4888 or email: jcornin@lemare.ca.

250-642-3296 SCREENED TOP Soil, $18/yard+ delivery & taxes. (250)474-7384, leave msg.

HANDYPERSONS WALT’S HANDYMAN SERVICES Reno’s from A to Z Excellent References

250-888-2865

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a grapple yarder operator, hook tender, and chaser for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250956-4888.

HAULING AND SALVAGE GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

INSURANCE The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS OCEANSIDE Sealing Co. is offering 50% off driveway & patio sealing. Please call (250) 327-4212 for a free estimate or visit our website www.oceansidesealingco.com

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

The Lemare group is currently seeking contract coastal hand fallers for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

MOVING & STORAGE

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

MEDICAL/DENTAL MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

TRADES, TECHNICAL DIAMOND Drillers Wanted. We are currently looking for Sr. Drillers to provide services for our Sr. Clients programs in Gold, Zinc, Coal, and Copper drilling projects. Projects will be located near towns in the South and Interior of BC. Clean Safety and Performance references are mandatory. Apply via Fax at 250-314-4865, Email at admin@scsdrilling.com or by phone at 250-525-0006.

WORK WANTED “EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER/Companion available days/evenings.” References.250-642-7912

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

VICTORIA BOOKKEEPING SERVICES-personal, business & PCLaw accounts. Inaccurate or incomplete records. 17 years accounting experience. www.victoriabookkeeping.com or call Elaine (778) 977 4853

CARPENTRY CUSTOM WOODWORK CUSTOM Handcrafted Doors WOODWORK Decks & Stairs DOORS HANDCRAFTED Home Improvements FINISH CARPENTRY 30 yrs experience DECKS & STAIRS GORD HOME IMPROVEMENTS 30 years experience 250-646-2503 GORD 250-880-0862 / 250-646-2503 250-880-0862

Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

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

TREE SERVICES

PHYSICALLY FIT Senior needs part or full-time employment. Please reply to Box 7, Sooke News Mirror.

BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

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SOOKE MOVING AND STORAGE Heated indoor storage, self contained, various sizes, 24 hr. security. outdoor storage available. Public access 9-5pm. Mon.- Sat. 2018 Idlemore Rd. 250- 642-6577 www.sookemovingandstorage.com

PAINTING

JN PAINTING “WCB Insured”

DRIVER ENT. LTD.

BUNK-BEDS New Solid Wood $269., Canopy Beds $199., Headboards from $19., Box & Mattress Sets from $129., King-Size Simmons BeautyRest pillow-top mattress set $499.; Solid Wood 5pc Dinettes $159., Oak Dining Suite c/w arm chairs & lighted 50”W China cabinet $888.; Bookcases, Desks from $49.; New Sofa, Loveseat & Chair $699. BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St, Sidney. buyandsave.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

WELDING Mobile Units +++ Steel Sales

250-642-0666 PETS PETS FREE TO Good Home with out other cats: Neutered male, large, grey, 5 yr old, recent Vet check-up & annual shots. Uses kitty litter, indoor/out/door. Call Doreen @ 250-642-3029 GREAT PYRENNES. Excellent companion, guard dogs. Ready to go, June 12th, 4 Males, 3 Females, $800. 250642-0058 LABRADOODLE Pups: sm/med chocolate. 250-595-6020 www.konapuppies.com WE have a lovely dog named Daisy. She is a rescue dog that is 1 and 1/2 years old. A mix aussie sheppard, small in size. Great with kids, very gentle. Loves to go for runs and walks, once a day. She is in an unfenced yard (dead end road). We love having her, we just go away sometimes. Looking for a family that would like to share her. Call Julie, 642-0078, ext. 2.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

TRUE CORDS

4X4x8, $200 unsplit, $160 Scrap Metal Removal 250-642-2743 GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Find the best prices and selection of boxwood and rosemary at Wren House Garden & Shop 5701 East Sooke Road Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 250-642-0874

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com LAND LIQUIDATION20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. FREE Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.

FOR SALE BY OWNER ***ESQUIMALT LAGOON*** Ocean view. .22acre. 4BR, 21/2 Bath. Lge fenced garden. Wrap-around deck. $539,900. Short walk to beach, Hatley Gardens, RRU forest trails, Bird sanctuary. www.bcislandhomes.com/seafield valgillespie@shaw.ca 250-474-7426 METCHOSIN: 5514 sq ft, 5 bed/ 5 bath, 2004 home on 2 acres. Walk out basement w/ gym, games room, & soundproof music/entertainment room. Beautiful kitchen w/ vaulted ceilings, double stove, propane range, all stainless. Low maint. yard. Huge sundecks, 6 total! Heat pump, F/P insert. 1 bed suite over garage w/ sep. ent. $924,000. Call 250-589-3955 now, listing with realtor in 2 weeks. WELL-MAINTAINED HOME/ Recreational Property. 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm 2ba, 5 acres usable timbered land, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. Priced to sell$435k 250-478-2648, 250745-3387. By appt ONLY.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CLARK’S HOME RENOVATIONS

Reliable/References

(Family Owned & Operated Business)

Interior/Exterior

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

“Free Estimates” 20 Years Experience

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

Service Installation

Renovations

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

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

• B.C. Business Licence • City Licence • WCB • Liability Insurance Fall Arrest Training & Equipment Free Estimates Senior Discounts

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HOMES WANTED

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Call: 1-250-616-9053

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!!

SHOP FROM HOME! Take a walk through the classifieds for great bargains online at 250.388.3535

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO BEAUTIFUL 2 BED Apt on Sooke Basin, top floor, corner, quiet, Available Now, $900. Must See! Steve 250-634-1021. sookerentalprop@shaw.ca SENIORS ONLY - Cubbon Apartments and Wetherby Apartments for Seniors - 55+ only please. We currently have a selection of bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites in our seniors only rental buildings in Victoria, B.C. Rents range from $775 for a 1 bedroom to $1100 and up for a 2 bedroom. Please call the following staff for information: Cubbon- 1035 North Park Street - 250383-1162 and/or Wetherby Apartments - 3205 Wetherby Road - 250598-1650

COTTAGES 1 BED Cottage. Available Aug. 1st, 65+, N/S, $850 includes Hydro, Cable, Heat H.W. 250642-1961 EAST SOOKE farm cottage Ocean, mtn, farm views, f/s, w/d, n/s, pet neg. $700/mo. Refs. Avail June 15. 250-6422915.briarglen@islandnet.com NEW 2-BDRM Cottage, quiet area. Ref’s req’d. $950./mo. Avail Aug. 1st. (250)642-2290. SMALL CABIN, suitable for 1 person. On Sooke Basin. Available June 1. 250-6425731

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath Strata Duplex, with over 1600 square feet on two levels. Ready for immediate possession. $1600 per month plus utilities. Call Sue at 250-888-4112 for more information or for appointment to view. SOOKE, 2067 Arleigh Pl., 3 bdrm, 1 bath upper of duplex. F/S, D/W, shared W/D, garage. Ocean views $1100. Call 250-370-7093.

HOMES FOR RENT 2 + 1 Bedroom , Ocean View. Woodstove, newly renovated, F/S, water included and lawn maintenance, $1200/m. 250642-0214 or 250-415-0489 2 BEDROOM on shared acreage, $750. One dog okay. Reference required. 250-6427370 2 FLOOR. 1 Unit or 2 separate suites, $1500/m plus utilities. Immediate possession, Ref. req. Close to Sooke. Small pet okay. 250-642-0058 FARMHOUSE, Genoa Bay,1100/mth ,3 bedroom,2 baths,N/S,wood/elec heat,5 appl. carport, small pets ok, july1st, murraymccarten@yahoo.ca

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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Saturday June 18, 2011, 6724 Nott Place.10am-4pm. Moving Sale.. Power tools, hand tools, plumbing/electrical supplies, tool carriers, household items and furniture. Everything must go.

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CARS 1998 MERCURY Mystic, 4 door sedan, auto, AC, PS, Sirius radio, radar detector. $3000. 250-642-3683

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1 BED, own entrance, Otter Point area, $640. More info. 250-642-7371 1 BR, Sooke, close to Bus + Town. In-suite W/D, storage, small garden, small pet, smoke outside. Available Immed. $850. + utils. 250-8186903 GR. FLOOR, 1 BR. Sep. Ent, Cable, utils, quiet, Broomhill, $800. 250-999-1620 LARGE BRIGHT 1 BR suite, Sun River. W/D, DW, Soaker tub, sound proof ceiling, sep. entrance. N/S, N/P, $695. inc. utilities. June 1st. 250-6427740

SUITES, UPPER 2BR.STE. Private hot tub, water view! $875. 250-642-2527 800 SQ.FT, 1 BR suite. Above carport on 2 1/2 private acres. Bright and spacious with balcony, sundeck. Separate entrance and parking. Includes utilities and shared W/D. N/S pets negotiable, only $700 with occasional horse care! 250-642-6866 OCEAN VIEWS, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in the Sooke core, walk to town, shopping and restaurants. $1150. plus utilities, small dog okay, no smoking, Call Nindi 250-6421825 250-419-2815 QUIET N/S Tenant: 980 sq.ft. suite, second floor w/large deck, yard, storage. 2 Br, sunroom. Central Bus stop. $1200 + utils. Clean cat allowed. 250514-7910, 6-8pm; wth_breeze@hotmail.com

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OFF-ROAD VEHICLES 1984 Vanguard 9.5 ft camper, good condition. 250-642-4790 1984 Vanguard 9.5 ft camper, good condition. 250-642-4790 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2000 FRONTIER 5th Wheel Trailer- sleeps 6, in excellent cond, stove w/oven, fridge, microwave + 1999 Chev Silverado extended cab, & hitch, $20,000/both obo. Sell truck separately $5000. (250)5985947.

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Myth: The deal with EPCOR was negotiated behind closed doors. The District began negotiations in 2009. Council did not see the final proposed contract until May 2011. Fact: Contract negotiations with EPCOR did begin in 2009 and Council was updated on the progress of negotiation throughout the process. All in-camera “information” regarding the agreement negotiations has been released to the public. Myth: The 21-year deal cannot be cancelled for 5 years. If cancelled after 5 years, the District would be required to pay EPCOR a $1-million payout plus the return of the $500,000 concession fee to EPCOR, at a pro-rated amount. Fact: The proposed 21-year agreement CAN be terminated ANYTIME if EPCOR does not fulfill its obligations. Termination cost to the District for EPCOR default will be all amounts due and payable for services performed by EPCOR to the termination date. EPCOR forfeits the $500,000 concession fee. [Section 12 of the agreement] If the District wishes to cancel the contract without cause, it can be done after 5 years. The District would be required to pay EPCOR twelve months of operating fee and return the $500,000 concession fee at a pro-rated amount. Myth: Parcel taxes need to increase hugely due to increasing operating costs. Fact: Parcel taxes are expected to remain stable at an annual inflation rate of 1% per year (approximately $5/year). This equates to an annual parcel tax of $637 in 21 years. Extensive financial analysis was conducted during the evaluation of the agreement to assess the impact of future financial conditions such as increased operating costs due to inflation, new services, and capital projects that are within future Council’s complete control. The analysis shows that parcel taxes are expected to remain stable. (Note: The following has been re-worded for clarification from the first Myths and Facts Bulletin) Myth: Operating costs in the proposed contract are 87% higher for this year than what was originally projected in 2006 for 2011. There is no explanation for this massive increase in projected costs. Fact: The explanation for cost increases that have occurred since 2004, when the original projections were completed, are well documented. The 2011 operating costs, projected in 2004, were $488,000 annually. (figure rounded). Cost increases to date, documented below, are due to the increase of external costs beyond the control of the District or EPCOR including: • Bio-solids handling including CRD tipping fees increased by $70,000; • Utility costs increased by $30,000; • New and stringent environmental regulations for water quality monitoring and safety resulted in a $15,000 increase; • Odour control measures have subsequently been introduced at an annual cost of $20,000; • Growth-related expenses as anticipated in the contract have impacted $45,000. Growth occurred at a much higher rate than anticipated in 2002/2004 when the contract projections were first made; •

On-call employee compensation package of $15,000.

The above documented increases totalled $195,000 and reconcile with the 2011 Operation and Maintenance (O&M) cost of $683,000 annually. (figure rounded). •

Additional new services were requested by the District to be included in the new 21year franchise agreement. These new services include bio-solids re-use investigation, increased planning and accountability measures. This new scope of services cost an additional $240,000. (figure rounded). The inclusion of new scope of services brings the annual O & M cost to $924,000 for the first year in the 21-year agreement. (figure rounded)

For more information on these and other topics please visit the Wastewater Franchise Agreement webpage on the District website at www.sooke.ca .


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In September 2010, Move This! Dance Studio opened its doors for the very first time. In October 2010, some of the dancers performed with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. The dancers took to the stage for their first ever year-end performance, The Magic of Movement on June 12. There are over 50 students who danced as fairies and witches and prisoners and trolls and many other magical creatures in order to enchant their audience. To find out more about summer camp or fall registration with Move This! Dance Studio please email Niki Martin at niki@movethis.ca or visit their website at www.movethis.ca

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Upcoming Public Meetings Public Input Meeting Draft Zoning Bylaw Monday, June 20, 2011 from 4-6 pm Committee of the Whole Monday, June 20, 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

DRAFT ZONING BYLAW A Public Input meeting on the Draft Zoning Bylaw will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 4 pm 6 pm at the Sooke Municipal Hall, 2205 Otter Point Road to discuss and review the “next-to-final” draft Zoning Bylaw. If you have any questions regarding this Bylaw, please contact the Planning Department at 250 642-1628.

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Smokin’ at Macdonald Park

Loggers light it up Jim Sinclair Sooke News Mirror

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Ben Edgington is one a group of over a half-dozen players who have managed to stick together over the years. He and his mates are situated in the middle of the pack in terms of Macdonald Park Men’s Fastball League standings. Ben’s team and the front-running Sooke Loggers hope to treat local fastball fans to some late-June action in Sooke, ideally at Art Morris Park.

✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK SIMON PAGE

Yes, Simon is back! Simon has worked at SEAPARC since he was 15, and has !lled a variety of positions including teaching skating lessons, after school care leader, running the Sooke youth drop in program and leading a multitude of our camps. This summer Simon will be the leader of the Adventure Camps for 8-12 year olds, where he will drive the bus and take the kids on all kinds of sweet out trips, such as Camp Barnard, East Sooke Park and Mystic Beach. He has been leading summer camps for several summers now, and loves “all the energy of camps, befriending all the different cool kids and getting paid to play”! Simon took a brief break from working here and used his time to travel and further his education. He is now at UVic, in the Recreation and Health Education program, after which he hopes to continue with a career in recreation. Simon loves to golf, play hockey, go on adventures and can’t wait to go travelling again. We are thrilled to have Simon back and we know that our summer campers (many of whom already know him) will be too. He adds something special to our camps, he sincerely loves working with the kids and it shows when you see the close knit bond that develops between him and kids, he’s an awesome role model and we are lucky to have him. Welcome back Simon, you shining star!

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With seven games completed in this year’s men’s fastball campaign the Sooke Loggers, as of June 9 had yet to record a loss. Fashioning a string of eight consecutive wins in the eight-team league, the Loggers had not only gone undefeated but did so with phenomenal pitching and defense – allowing an incredible one run over the string. Add to that a total of 70 runs scored and the picture of dominance gets all the clearer. Veteran pitching talent had shown its value with Shawn Koster and Scott Lieph combining for 59 strikeouts over that span. Partial statistics as obtained from the Mac Park website indicated that playing coach Brian Banner had been doing a fair bit of his leading by example. Here’s how the numbers had been compiled after a four-game stint: 10 plate appearances; six hits including three home runs; eight runs scored and five runs batted in. The team’s closest rival in the standings, percentage-wise was the Victoria Merchants who had piled up only half the points of the Sooke team. Sooke’s other squad, the Smoke, was in the thick of things as well at fifth spot on the list.

Speaking with Banner on June 9 the first question was, naturally, “Is there a misprint on the stat sheet? Have you really allowed only one run so far this season?” The playing coach clarified that the statistics told the true story. “There’s really only a couple of teams in the league that are competitive with us,” said Banner, “but still, to let in only the one run is pretty good.” The team will play 21 games over the course of the Mac-Park schedule, but there is room for assorted tests along the way. “We played a tournament in Nanaimo at the beginning of the year, we were 5-and-0 in that, then we went to Kelowna on the May long weekend. That was a really good tournament with a bunch of Vancouver teams.” The Loggers lost the semifinal (7-3) for the right to go up against the eventual champs – the Vancouver Giants. The bullpen was singled out for analysis, starting with the customarily strong showing by Scott Lieph. “Scott’s been the big game guy this year,” Banner related. “Shawn (Koster) was hurt at the beginning of the year but he’s just starting to come around now. There has definitely been strong pitching.” Jared Cooper is also available for mound

duty when called upon and his presence could be some insurance as soon as next month. With tournaments in three of the four weekends in July everyone in the lineup will likely be needed. There is no part of the Loggers’ game that’s in trouble. “Everybody’s chipping in,” he said of the team’s hitting to date. “Our defense has been really good this year, too – stronger than last year.” Provincials and Westerns (this year in Manitoba) are clearly in the Loggers’ sights, as are next year’s world championships to be held at an as-yet undetermined location. The team plays it’s games at Macdonald Park in James Bay, but Banner says there will hopefully be some action for fans in Sooke to enjoy – a three-team series of double headers with the Sooke Smoke and another squad toward the end of this month. Sooke Loggers: Brian Banner Adam Schnarr Jared Cooper Chris Caron Chad Bryden Andrew Medwedrich Nick Medwedrich Shawn Koster Clint Coleman Ryan Haldane Harley Thompson Darren Koster Scott Lieph Aaron Banner Mike Piechnik

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Sooke Saddle Club Funshow results

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The Sooke Saddle Club’s Funshow was on May 28 at the Metchosin Riding Ring. Judged by Tatum Claypool, we had a good turnout with a total of 21 riders, and 18 horses. Two children entered the Leadline Classes, with Marin Clarkston on Rosilee Tay winning the Leadline Pleasure, and Krya Lazzar on Dakota winning the Leadline Equitation. Funds raised were donated to the Metchosin Equestrian Society Trail Improvement Fund for the Hillman Trail/bridge in memory of Amanda Zinger, a member of our horse community who died recently. The Nervous Nellie Class is designed to give new riders or riders with young horses a chance to be in the show ring and learn what is expected. Other classes included Showmanship; Pleasure (judged mainly on the horse); Equitation (judged on the rider), Performance (riding a presscribed pattern); and Musical Rides judged on creativity and how well the horse and rider work together. Equestrian classes were divided into Walk/Trot and Open (for riders able to compete at walk, trot and canter). These were divided into Jr. (under 19 as of 01/01/11) and Sr. High Point winners were Rebecca Vowles on Winston (Walk/Trot Jr.); Karen England on West Coastin’ (W/T Sr.); Rachael Brown on Ms Sherry (Open Jr.). Tied for High Point Sr. were Christina Nash on Fortissimo and her mother, Gail Nash on Rusty My Buddy. Upcoming Sooke Saddle Club Shows: July 10th – Hunter/Jumper Show with Judge Heather Woods – contact Christina at unicorntransport@shaw.ca ; Aug. 6 – 7th – Dressage Show and Tell with Judge Melanie Houston – contact Eila at 250-391-1851; Aug. 14th - English / Western Games Day – contact Gail at nashramblers@hotmail.com or 250-642-4515.

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All ready for the judge’s eye Riders lining up before class are pictured at left, from left to right, are: Christina Nash on Fortissimo, Jenn MacNeil on Bar J Speck A Robin, Bev Armstrong on Phantom Creeks Midnight, Gail Nash on Rusty My Buddy).

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Campaign winds up for pre-atom ‘hawks The season came to an end this past Sunday for Village Foods’ Sooke Seahawks Pre Atom football team. The wind-up came at MacAdam field in Duncan. The ferocious Cowichan Bulldogs came out chomping and snarling their way to a first possession touchdown – quickly followed by a jet-like, swerving run by Simon Herold tying the game at 6.

Touchdowns were traded over the next two possessions, Sooke’s being a weaving run by speedster Ben Power – again the MVP of the game. The ‘dogs pounced on a Seahawk fumble and scored on the next play. In the second half Sooke’s amazing quarterback and offensive player of the game, LouisPhilipe Gagnon swept

and tossed with a finishing run by gritty wingback and fleet-footed Kieran Franklin. The major was followed by a two-point screen pass conversion done to perfection to “stickyhands” Ben Power. There was many a good run by B-back Spencer Logan again carrying two or three ‘dogs nipping at his heels. Spencer also made many a good tackle and received

defensive player of the game honours. The Defense was led by our always solid and powerful centre and team captain Jacob Lamontagne, aided by Josh Danielson, Caleb Carrier, Manny Ratcliffe. In the end the Sooke boys dropped a 33-21 decision to the up-Island ‘dogs. This brought to an end a great season. Many thanks to our sponsor Scott Logan

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The co-ed “Sooke Dyna-Mites” fastball team played June 4-5 at Ambassador Park in Lake Hill. Three games on Saturday saw two wins versus the other Sooke team and Central Saanich, and a one run loss to gold medal winner Lake Hill. Going into the playoff round as third seed, they defeated Cordova Bay, and had a tough 13-11 loss to silver-medalist Langford. They played in the bronze medal game against Gordon Head. Going into the bottom of the second down 10-2, they allowed only two more runs and stormed back for a 15-12 victory to claim the bronze medal. This was a fantastic result from their first tournament. Thank you to all of the parents for doing the score-keeping, helping with the kids and providing boisterous encouragement that made this tournament a success. Players are Alex Perman, Tommy Hueston, Dylan Wylie, Kylie Katz, Olivia Cavanaugh, Lindsay Hornsby, Trevor Ell, Adrian Bealing, Angela Haddad, Nyla Morton, Daniel Prissick and John Richardson. Manager Heidi Bealing, Coach Darrell Ell, Asst Coach Julie Katz. Team is pictured above, above right – Kylie Katz

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On Behalf of the Sooke Philharmonic Society, the Garden Tour Committee would like to acknowledge and thank all our sponsors, volunteers and gardeners for their generous support and hard work.

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From the Source to Your Sink: Potable Water Requirements for Rural Residential Development Public Information Session Monday June 20th 7:00 pm Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning Office 2-6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC Speakers: Rachelle Ormond, Groundwater Protection Officer, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – groundwater protection and well construction Mike Matlo, Building Inspector, CRD – water supply and rainwater capture Michael Riefman, Environmental Health Officer, Vancouver Island Health Authority – water quality and servicing requirements (Space is limited: Please R.S.V.P by Friday June 17th) For further information and to register please email Marian Brown at mbrown@crd.bc.ca or 250.642.1500 local 202.

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Fastball girls find their groove Ron Larson Special to the Sooke News Mirror

As the Sooke Bantam C girls warmed up for their first bats, coach Mike Kearney offered some encouragement, “Okay, first person to hit a home run gets an ice cream sundae.” Coach Kearney was looking to inspire his group of 15 and 16 -year-old players to an encore performance on Wally Thorne field in Duncan Friday night. Coming off the previous weekend’s gold medal win, Coach Kearney felt he needed a little extra motivation for his players. The plan Coach Kearney had, aside from the sundae, is the same plan every baseball coach has – get a lead and give his starting pitcher (Erin Kearney) a well-deserved rest. In doing so he’d give some experience to back-ups Kylee Anderson and Patricia Kelly. As any coach will tell you, however, not everything always goes according to plan. With the game knotted at 1 in the fourth inning,

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Erin Kearney delivered eight strike outs en route to her team’s seventh consecutive win. starter Erin Kearney’s foot was still firmly planted on the pitcher’s mound. “Yes, Erin’s my daughter, she led the way for us in Cordova Bay with 20 strikeouts and only one walk and if we can get the bats going tonight I’d like to give her a break and get the other tandem in here,” said a keen-eyed coach Kearney. “These games leading up to the district tourney are makeup games that couldn’t have come at a better time for us,” Kearney continued. “We need to have everything going now so we can win the district tournament

and that would mean our first-ever berth to the provincials in Chilliwack July 8-10.” It’s now the top of the fifth. Both teams have added a few more runs but it’s still tied at three and no one has claimed the sundae, though a good bet would be Patricia Kelly who had homered four times the previous weekend. The district tournament is played at Cordova Bay June 17-19, a double knockout and unfamiliar territory for the Sooke Bantam C girls. In previous years they have won only a handful of games at the district tournament but when pressed about

the likelihood of winning the qualifier to the provincials, Coach Kearney said, “If the bats can get going like they did last weekend in the Cordova tourney we have a pretty good shot at moving onto the provincials.” According to Coach Kearney the litmus test for the Bantam C’s would be a Peninsula team they hadn’t yet faced but would host on June 11. That test, alas, would be a convincing setback at the hands of the guests. At that moment, however, the test for this Sooke team was to stay focused on closing out a resilient Duncan team. Sooke had led 7-4 going into the final inning but Duncan’s last bats had come alive. It was now 7-6 with the tying run on third and the winning run stepping up to the plate. With a ting of the bat and a slap of the glove the Sooke Bantam C girls fastball team walked away with another win, albeit closer than they, or the coach, would have liked but it was a win and their seventh in a row.

• SPORTS 31

RBC BLUE WATER DAY RAIN BARREL DRAW

Susan Bennett was the lucky winner and will enjoy a natural supply of water to maintain her garden. The draw was to celebrate RBC’s commitment to be a part of the largest wave of support ever created for the preservation on fresh water on our planet. We are providing $50 million in charitable grants to not-forprofit organizations that protect watersheds and provide or ensure access to clean drinking water.

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32 • FISHING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS

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It’s derby time! T

he big chinooks are showing up just in time for the grandaddy of all salmon derbies — the Juan de Fuca Salmon Derby. Nice catches in the 30pound range are being reported at all local fishing hot spots. Did a group charter of seven boats out of Sooke Harbour Marina and every boat showed their clients from Vancouver what the Sooke chinook fishery is all about. With a predicted good run of bigger fish this year it should take a fish in the high 30s or 40 pound range to take top spot of $30,000, the first prize in the derby. Starting Saturday, June 18, anglers can take one wild chinook any size, as well as one under the

67cm, with a minimum size of 45cm. The Port Renfrew chinook fishery is in full swing with good fishing on the beach at Camper Creek where there was a 50, 48 and Bill’s 46 last week alone. The offshore is good as well with limit catches up to 25 pounds out at the Chicken Ranch. Halibut has been strong at the north east corner and the 170. Crabbing is on fire – lots of nice size keepers and at 10 bucks a pound at the fish store it’s good value. Until next time... Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic If you want to catch a big chinook call 250-686-0738

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Bill Valentine poses with his nice 46# chinook salmon caught off Camper Creek in Port Renfrew last Friday. Bill left his home in Oak Bay at 3:30 a.m. for a day’s fishing in Port Renfrew. An avid angler Bill prefers fishing Renny where there are less boats to deal with. Fishing a Purple Haze Hot Spot Flasher and a Rhys Davis Chrome anchovy teaser head Bill landed his big fish at 27 feet on the rigger. He added another one in the 20 lb range to round off a great morning of fishing. He headed back to the marina, loaded up his boat at noon, and headed back to Oak Bay with enough fish to keep him busy for awhile.

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Day Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

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10.2 10.2 9.80 9.50 8.90 8.20 6.60 5.90

09:01 09:45 10:27 11:07 11:43 12:16 04:50 05:50

0.3 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.6 2.3 7.5 6.6

16:05 16:46 17:26 18:07 18:46 19:24 12:42 13:02

7.2 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.9 7.9 3.9 3.9

18:12 19:04 19:59 22:50 23:59

6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9

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