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istrict of Sooke council is shelving plans to build a pedestrian bridge across the Sooke River. The crossing was to be a connector to the Galloping Goose Trail but preliminary cost estimates came in far too high to continue with the project at this time. Lots of discussion ensued before the decision was made to scrap the plans, although council did vote to use up the money they allocated for the detailed design plans for site 3. The project was allocated $25,000 from the District of Sooke budget and $25,000 from a Capital Regional District contribution. The plans would be necessary if grants were applied for in the future. The consultant came up with four potential sites for the crossing ranging in price from $1,391,400 for site 5 (Sooke River Road to Phillips Road at the Sooke Potholes); site 3, $1,510,200 (Soule Road to Sunriver Nature Trail Park); Site 7, $1,739,800 (Sooke River Road ROW to Phillips Road ROW); and site 2, $2,246,700 (Sooke River Road to Phillips Road). “The cost are extremely higher than we originally thought,” said Mayor Janet Evans. “It was a priority of council and part of the Parks
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Laura Byrne and Trails Master Plan.” She said council never approved a $2 million price tag. Laura Byrne, Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator for the district said the river crossing was part of the Parks and Trails Master Plan after extensive public consultation. She said it was not just for foot movement but for the experience of it, i.e: a nature walk. She said the crossing would not be for public vehicles but for emergency vehicles if no other route was available. She also said it would be a “green” initiative to get people out of their cars and walking. Councillors Dave Bennett and Sheila Beech were in favour of carrying on with the pedestrian crossing. Beech said it would bring cyclists to the local B&Bs and Bennett said it was important for the district to look long-range as we had to depend on eco-tourism
to pull people into Sooke. He did say it was an “ambitious project.” Councillor Ron Dumont stated that he felt the report presented to council took away council’s choice as to location of a crossing. “We never had any discussion after we got the report,” he said. Councillors Herb Haldane and Bev Berger opposed the river crossing because of the high cost and the priority of the project. “If we are interested in eco-tourism we need a wheelchair friendly downtown. Why spend $2 million to benefit out-of-town people?” said Haldane. “We don’t have the money.” Berger said there was so much more they have to do than spend money on a Galloping Goose bridge and there was more they could do in the downtown core. She said it should be looked at in the future. Elisabeth Nelson, municipal engineer, stated that the Ministry of Transport was now not opposed to having a crossing next to the bridge and that site could be considered. Public comments included a question of public approval of any crossing, the priority of the project and twinning a cycling land on the existing bridge. “I consider this a frivolity,” said Ellen Lewers.
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SALE TABLES THE ALL SOOKE Arts and Crafts show is now accepting applications from charity groups WHO WISH TO participate in our show in November. We have a limited number of tables available SO PLEASE RESPOND ASAP if you want to be considered. The show runs from November 18 to 20 and is a three-day event. CONTACT NANCY BENNETT, charity group co-ordinator. email:nvbennett@ shaw.ca
DINNER DATE CHANGED THE SPRING BUFFET to be staged by EMCS Cullinary Arts students at Sooke Harbour House, spotlighted in a May 25 article on page 15... has had a change of dates. RATHER THAN FRIDAY, June 3 the date to prepare for is THURSDAY, JUNE 9. All other details remain the same.
Thumbs Up! The Sooke News Mirror gives a big thumb’s up to the renovations on the Sooke Road building where the seniors’ centre used to be located. The other thumb goes up for the art students who contributed work for the bus shelter in front of Village Foods. Both look great!
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COUNCIL BRIEFS At the regular District of Sooke council meeting held on May 24, the following agenda items came before council. Development Variance Permit Council granted a variance permit for a new freestanding sign for 6660 Sooke Road. The owners of Evergreen Mall were seeking to increase the total display surface of the sign at the entrance to the mall from 80 sq. feet to 149.9 sq ft.; and the height from 20 feet to 26.2 feet. Some discussion ensued on the fact that the sign would be backlit when the new sign bylaw does not allow backlit signs. The consultant for the owners stated they would move to normal florescent lighting if the sign proved to be too bright. A timer would also be used to turn off the sign after 10 p.m. LED lights, said the consultant would be too cost prohibitive for the stores. He did say the only reason for the sign in the first place was to “generate sales.” Latecomer Policy Council gave first, second and third reading to and adopted Policy No. 8.7, Excess of Extended Services Latecomer Policy, 2011 which will be used by
staff to administer latecomers under the Local Government Act. Adoption of the policy would provide consistent direction to developers so that they know prior to construction commencement what investment is required to proceed with their development. These services include water, sewer, drainage and roads. Transfer of Ownership The Sooke Region Historical Society has requested that the District of Sooke become the owner of the Millennium Memorial Park and Muirside Cemetery Regional Heritage Site located on Maple Avenue. The society has
owned and maintained the site since 2001 and the onerous task of maintenance done by volunteers has become too much. The park is shown in the Parks and trails Master Plan 2009 and is an important historical link. Green Spaces Maintenance Service Contracts A total of five local companies responded to a request for quotes for the maintenance of its green spaces, including trails and ornamental areas. The previous contract expired on March 31, 2011. The following firms have been selected to enter into a general services agreement for the respective contracts: Greenspace - West
Coast Gardening $56,100 Trails and Walkways - Tina’s Elite Properties, Inc. $18,120 Ornamental Landscape - Jessica Boquist Landscaping $57,875 Washroom - Tina’s Elite Properties, Inc. $17,325 The positive spin off of the contracts will mean that contractors ‘specific skill sets will mean qualified contractors are conducting maintenance; small local businesses are not excluded due to the wide scope of one contract; and smaller, dutyspecific contracts are more easily handled by staff. The total contract values are nearly $14,000 under budget.
Petitions from Residents - Off-Leash Dog Park A group of local residents wanting to establish an off-leash park for dogs will have to wait a little longer for a suitable space. A petition signed by 457 residents was received by the district with the suggestion that the Ponds Park would be a suitable area for frolicking canines. There would, of course, be a financial cost and many on council stated that there were no funds available right now. It was suggested that the offleash dog park group and future developers work with the district to find appropriate space. It is expected that a
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The Committee for Fair Sewer Services for Sooke has been formed by a number of concerned citizens who want a fair and open process to determine how the District of Sooke’s five-year-old sewer system shall be operated and maintained. The District of Sooke is proposing to enter into a 21-year contract with the City of Edmonton owned Epcor Water (West) Inc. The committee has discovered a number of issues about this proposed agreement and held a meeting on Monday to pro-
vide information and address concerns. “One of our biggest issues is that the district did not seek any bids from any other companies nor seriously consider other options to provide this service,” said Wendal Milne, chair of the committee. “Without looking at the options, we cannot be assured we are getting the best deal possible for Sooke.” “As more details of this proposed agreement come to light, there are more questions. The District of Sooke public relations material sent in the
Mike Hicks, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Marine Trail development have all been big issues in the JDF and he wants to continue to see things through. “Taking a little break mentally from the Marine Trail development made me realize I enjoy it,” said Hicks on May 25. The main reason he held off announcing he was running again was for family reasons. Once
Citizens group forms to fight long term EPCOR contract mail has no information on the costs of the 21-year agreement. New projected costs for the system in this deal for this year will be almost double what taxpayers were originally told in a statement of projected costs developed in 2006,” said Rick Kasper, former councillor for the District of Sooke, and former MLA for Malahat-Juan de Fuca. “There are just too many questions, and not enough benefits for the people of Sooke.” “This deal has been hatching in the back rooms since 2009,” said Herb Haldane, council-
lor for the District of Sooke. “There were as many as 15-20 in camera meetings on this closed-shop deal. Taxpayers were kept in the dark.” What is an Alternate Approval Process? The District of Sooke has initiated an Alternate Approval Process to determine electors’ response to this proposed agreement. The deadline to submit a response is 9 a.m., Monday June 27: Sooke residents who are happy with the 21-year deal with EPCOR don’t need to do anything.
Residents who do not approve of the deal are asked to fill in an Elector Response Form. If enough forms are submitted to the District by the Monday June 27 deadline, the District of Sooke Council cannot approve the agreement on their own. This will give them the choice to come up with a better option for Sooke, or they will need to hold a referendum if they want to continue with the 21-year agreement. At least 10 percent of eligible electors must submit forms to halt this process.
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Port Renfrew saw another very successful and busy May long weekend. Campgrounds and beaches were full, as well as restaurants and bars, especially on Canuck nights. A very big thank you to Staff Sgt. Wright from the Sooke detachment and his staff as well as Sooke Towing, for keeping everything running smoothly. The Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first of two summer markets to be held in town this year. The first one will be held June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The
Enjoying what one does is often better than money in the bank. Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Regional Director Mike Hicks enjoys what he does and with this realization he announced that he will be running again in the November election. Three years ago, Hicks won his seat from Erik Lund, and said at the time that he “felt Port Renfrew was neglected by the CRD” and wanted to change the situation. He also said people had “lost trust and confidence in our system.” Fast forward three years and Hicks feels his record will speak for itself. The controversy of the rural resource lands, court cases, the landowners and the
he got the thumbs up from his wife Kathy he announced his candidacy. He said he considered Sooke politics but felt his loyalties were to the people in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. He said Sooke Mayor Janet Evans has been a tremendous partner. “As a partner to the Juan de Fuca and me there couldn’t have been anyone better.” He stated that the next new mayor would also have the same partnership. “Everything I said I would do, I’ve done. We’ve been conservative with taxes and I feel pretty good about that,” he said in reference to property tax increases. “I am looking forward to a spirited campaign and hopefully another three years working for residents of the Juan de Fuca.”
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might see changes in the behaviour of their two-year-old during a deployment or in their eight-year-old during a move. If one parent leaves on deployment, the child might not let the other parent out of their sight. If a parent or child is really struggling or if someone has had a tough day, the resource may give the parents a few ideas of things to try. Maybe the child that was independent is having problems now. Maybe the baby is being shy with the parent who just returned from deployment. The online tool offers specific tips for the at-home parent and for the military member to do while they are away to stay connected
with their child.” It was important to make the learning tool available online. Research from the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre showed that close to 15 percent of military families live outside of a 30-minute drive of one of their three locations. “Families can’t always get into the resource centre,” said Jackson. Raising Your Military Child is available for them on our website anytime of the day for them to access confidentially. In some situations, they are a 30 to 45 minute drive from attending a workshop in-person. This way they can access the information at home as their schedules permit.
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“The study wasn‘t news to Military Family Resource Centres,” continued Jackson. “We developed Raising Your Military Child because of what our families say their needs are. We have been creating this resource since last fall based on that input. The tool gives parents easily accessible tips on how to best support their children if they are impacted by the lifestyle challenges. No matter what age, we can all experience stress. This tool covers all age groups from newborns to teens.” “Nothing like this has really been done in Canada,” said Linda Scott, program manager at the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre. “Military parents have a lot of unique challenges,” said Scott, who helped to develop the product. “They
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The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre will launch the first web-based learning tool for Canadian military parents on Wednesday May 11. Raising Your Military Child teaches the athome and deployed parent about the behaviours that they may see in their child and how to support their child at any age. The bilingual training is available online at no cost by visiting www.esquimaltmfrc.com. “There has been recent research done on the impact of military life on children,” said Gaynor Jackson, executive director of the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre. A study in March 2011 by the University of New Brunswick reported that teens from military families face unique stressors during deployment.
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he describes her sculptural piece as an interactive piece which depicts a woman’s life from birth onwards. Seven hundred items are embellished onto a second-hand jacket. There are dolls, photos, shoes, handbags and other mementos one might keep as memories. Juno, said it is like someone is wearing their own life, bringing it to life for others to see. Another piece in the runway show at first appears plain but all of the art is on the 10 foot train at the back of the piece. “One of the pieces is definitely sculptural, the other two are wearable,” said Juno. “The sculptural one is a little different.” East Sooke artist Juno, best known for her painterly approach to fibre art, will be one of 19 talented artists sending their work down the runway at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on June 11. Ballerinas will be the armature for the art work being presented at dazzling evening of culture and couture at Art Attire 2011, a Celebration of Wearable Art.
“Basically it’s interactive,” said Juno. One of the pieces, Mystical Maiden is “romantic purity” and is a flowing entanglement of voluptuous nude women with a sense of innocence. Juno’s art forms vary in shape, with movement created with the materials she uses. She will try anything to accomplish her vision and whether it is silk, gold leaf or stainless steel mesh, it becomes an integral part of the whole. She uses serigraphy and photographic transfers onto her materials creating a three-dimensional canvas reminiscent
of ancient decorated robes and ceremonial wear. It is essentially ceremonial wear for a modern age — art for the body. The juried runway show features stunning wearable art by 19 talented artists and designers, including Sooke’s Linda Ferguson. Each designer is being challenged as to what they consider wearable every-day fashion. This year four awards will be presented at Art Attire; Best in Show, Best Student Submission, Best Jewellery, and People’s Choice. Three well established local artists, worldrenowned fabric artist
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8 • EDITORIAL
WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
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Lack of trust About 75 concerned residents showed up at the Sooke Community Hall on Monday night to learn more about what some feel is wrong with the proposed 21-year sewer franchise agreement. The meeting was organized by council hopefuls Wendal Milne and Herb Haldane with Rick Kasper and Gail Hall riding shotgun. It was stated over and over by anyone who spoke that they had no bone to pick with EPCOR but rather with the process, the lack of a tendering process or even looking at other options like an in-house sewer treatment plant operation. They had no confidence in the negotiators People are for the district’s side stating comparing that EPCOR had money to hire the best to get the best this to the deal for themselves. It was HST fiasco.... stated by the mayor at a regular council meeting that going to tender would cost too much and it was also said that the district did not have the expertise themselves. Lack of information to council was another issue. It was said council did not receive information on the multi-million dollar deal until just a couple of days before they were expected to vote on the agreement. In the end it was about the money and how the district could stand to profit if the system was looked after in-house. Questions were raised as to why the deal will cost almost double from the predictions from EPCOR in 2006. If they were wrong then, how wrong could they be now as to cost predictions? What it all comes down to is getting accurate information out to the public not propaganda. People are comparing this to the HST fiasco and the way that was done and the resulting dethroning. Let’s do it right, for everyone’s sake.
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Areas of misunderstanding in voting The Honorable Ida Chong took the time to write to area residents through the Sooke News Mirror, May 25, 2011 to clarify her Ministry’s then position on the voting structure for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. I think there are still areas of misunderstanding. Minister Chong implies the Capital Regional District Board can act outside provincial regulations that describe the present voting structure. If having the whole CRD Board vote on Electoral Area land use decisions didn’t work in 2000, what has changed to make it work in 2011? Directors representing municipalities don’t vote on land use decisions with the electoral area directors unless by section 791 (11) of the Local Government Act or unless the municipality is using the regional district planning service to the same extent as the electoral areas. Usually, a municipality has its own planning service and land use decisions are made by council. The Minister wrote that the CRD could enter into an agreement under existing legislation to allow a different configuration of municipalities than currently exists to participate in the land use and planning service for the Electoral Area. This suggests municipal councils will agree to use regional planning services and to have their land use decisions made
by the CRD Board. The current voting structure for the Rural Resource Lands is outdated because the provincial forestry planning in place in 2001 is giving way to require more land use planning for this area at the local government level. The geographic difference between the settled areas and the resource lands is not addressed in the present voting structure. In 2003, the Capital Regional District adopted its Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Official Community Plans or Comprehensive Community Plans for all settled areas of the Electoral Area were adopted in 2007. These new OCPs and the Regional Resource Land bylaws adopted in 2010 must comply with the RGS and must be interpreted to comply with the RGS. At the time the Rural Resource Lands bylaws were recommended by the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee (November 2009) for adoption by CRD Voting Panel A, there was discussion of how the interest of CRD member municipalities and interpretation to comply with the RGS would be addressed. No official decisions were made. To repeat the points: 1. The region-wide voting for all lands option did not work in 2000.
I do not think it could be re-established without rescinding the 2001 Order in Council. 2. If I correctly understand the legal interpretation of “participating municipality,” it is unreasonable to suggest that any municipal council will participate by giving up its land use decision making authority and using regional planning services to the extent they are used by the Electoral Area. 3. The current customized, geographically-based voting structure is outdated. It does not allow CRD municipalities a voice in decisions that might affect their interests in the Rural Resource Lands. These include parks, water supply, viewscapes and the effectiveness of the Regional Growth Strategy. All are legitimate concerns in land use planning. Heather Phillips Otter Point
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Stop the leakage There are a number of important reasons not to enter into a wastewater management agreement with EPCOR, however, an overriding argument against this agreement is one of economic principle. The film â€œEconomics of Happinessâ€? recently shown by Awareness Video makes a compelling argument for â€˜localizationâ€™ of the economy through minimizing the flow of money out of the community. When money is spent and respent within the local economy, the community becomes more economically sustainable and resilient to outside economic disruptions. It is especially important to use local public funds to contribute to the development of the local economy as much as possible. With the EPCOR agreement, the profits earned flow out of our Sooke community ultimately enriching the City of Edmonton, EPCORâ€™s owner, one of the richest, most prosperous cities in Canada. This â€˜leakageâ€™ of funds would occur with any agreement reached with any non-local private sector company. A standard argument made against this principle of localization is that EPCOR is hired for its expertise, experience and several other â€˜softâ€™ benefits that they promote. One particular advantage is the ease of management for the municipal staff as when a problem occurs, they can simply pick up the phone and call EPCOR. However, all of these benefits can be achieved with ultimately better results for the Sooke economy by an alternative, local model of management. These alternatives, to be evaluated, include a municipal public works department, a community co-operative, a local nonprofit organization and a local private sector company, all of which would keep the public funds in the Sooke economy. In addition to accepting the principle of â€˜localizing our economyâ€™ will be a willingness by the municipality and concerned citizens in Sooke to work together to develop the best local wastewater management organization for Sooke. The EPCOR agreement is a contentious issue.
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Nancy Low and Dan LaJeunesse put in service at Western Foods during the May 28 Postieâ€™s Food Drive. Low said the dayâ€™s response had been good. Pictured in the background are, from left, Barry Gifford of the Sooke Food Bank and Fred Madill. It will be important that we maintain a dispassionate, objective and civil discourse so that the community can come together to choose what is best for Sooke. The Sooke region is an ideal area to become an ecologically and economically self-sustaining community, which will be essential in the turbulent times ahead. Localizing our wastewater management is one small but important step towards this vital objective. Critical to the success of our wastewater system is the need to prevent any sewage leakages; letâ€™s work together to develop a management system that prevents any economic leakages, which may not have the odour, but certainly damage the sustainability of our local economy. Don Brown Sooke
Save the spawners Two weeks ago you displayed another picture of a large halibut pulled from the waters under the Sooke Bluffs. Her captors have now demonstrated they know exactly where these big fish lie and they have the ability to catch them and destroy their future spawning potential. Though a young 40-lb halibut, lightly cooked, is truly delicious, these large, tough, elderly fish, when donated to the food bank, are a real challenge to make into an enjoyable meal.
The west coast of Vancouver Island and British Columbia is so lovely, that it does not need to be advertised as the area where we damage the future of the halibut fishery by slaughtering the giant, spawning matriarchs. Let the big ones live. Joan Coates Sooke
Hatcheries vs fish farms In his May 25 letter, the secretary of the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society draws some important distinctions between open net-cage fish farms and salmon hatcheries. Heâ€™s quite right that they are different beasts, but readers should be aware that hatcheries also pose risks to wild salmon. A growing body of peer-reviewed scientific research shows that, in many cases, hatcheryraised salmon simply replace wild salmon, with no net increase in returns. Hatcheryraised salmon may also eat smaller wild salmon, compete with wild salmon for limited food supplies in the ocean and space in freshwater habitat, and/or spread disease to wild salmon. Hatchery-raised salmon can also interbreed with wild salmon, thus interfering with natural selection, lowering the genetic integrity of wild salmon, and compromising their ability to adapt to a changing climate. For decades hatchery fish in B.C.
and elsewhere have prompted heavy fishing pressure, contributing to serious overfishing of less abundant wild stocks that migrate alongside hatchery fish. Where wild salmon populations are on the brink of extinction, carefully-planned hatchery operations can help buy precious time to address root problems such as habitat destruction and overfishing. But they are rarely a lasting fix. The federal government has recognized the risks posed by hatcheries, and in their Policy for the Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon promise to develop a â€˜biological risk assessment frameworkâ€™ for salmon â€˜enhancementâ€™ in B.C. At a time when the total output of hatchery-raised salmon to the North Pacific Ocean exceeds five billion fish per year, we must carefully consider the role of hatcheries with respect to the future of our precious wild salmon. For more information on salmon hatcheries, visit www.watershedwatch.org. Aaron Hill Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Change needed Question: What does a sewer deal that increases taxes have to do with recreation? Answer: The money to pay for it will come from my recreation budget. Am I for a â€œpay moreâ€?
deal? NO. The sewer operation contract is based on the Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) for which the district was so recently saluted (and for which we all paid dearly). The guiding executive and administrative principle of the LWMP is (and I quote) â€œThe District commits to maintaining user payment policies/bylaws that ensure existing Sewer Specified Area (SSA) users do not pay more than they are already paying.â€? The ink is not even dry on the professed top level CEO and CAO â€œcommitmentâ€? in a very expensive â€œPlanâ€? and they have already ditched that commitment for a four per cent tax increase. Why? The enabling bylaw (Bylaw150) authorizes a parcel tax of $510 (up from $495). Why is the franchise agreement based on a parcel tax of $515, an amount that is not even authorized by a cost recovery bylaw, and is a full four per cent higher than when the LWMP was completed last year? Why not start contract negotiations with $495 as a fixed target as â€œPlannedâ€?? The franchise agreement states the operations fee per (SFE) parcel is $123.82, while the parcel tax is $515. What is the remaining $391.18 for? Why not $371.18 and stick to the â€œdo not pay moreâ€? plan. Am I for a â€œdo not pay moreâ€? deal? Yes. The problem with this deal has nothing to do with the sewer operator. The problem is an incompetent procurement practice coupled with a complete administrative (CAO) and executive (CEO) repudiation of the districtâ€™s own planning or any commitment to keep taxes down. If I were running EPCOR I would come back with an offer that works at $495 on the condition that the electors throw out the current administration. We donâ€™t need a referendum â€“ we need an election and a change of CEO and CAO. Question: What have the District CEO and CAO done for us taxpayers lately? Answer: Nothing Am I for that? No. Terrance Martin Director South Island Recreation Association
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10 â€˘ OPINION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
Councillor in favour of EPCOR agreement There are some foundation-building reasons for going to a long term sewer franchise agreement with EPCOR. An example of this is the possibility of taking the sewer trunk line across the Sooke River. Firstly, the cooperative partnership with the Tâ€™Souâ€™ke, that we can draw on in the expansion of the SSA (Sewer Specified Area) is significant. A second factor is the potential for tremendous light industrial park opportunities, as per the OCP (and pending review of the Zoning Bylaw), in the Kaltasin Road and Edward Milne Road areas, as well as Butler Brothersâ€™ property. Thirdly, the environmental benefit of existing users and future generations of the streams, river, and coastline parks and
beaches that form part of our regional marine ecosystem is important. Fourthly, there will be a system of checks and balances for both parties over the lifetime of the long term agreement. And finally, the restoration of land of existing drainage fields of homes, apartment buildings, and trailer parks, and the provision for planned residential expansion, would be an asset of this initiative. A second example is that the proposed franchise agreement is an ideal opportunity for Sooke to fully regulate the pricing and capital expansion initiatives, while EPCOR as the proponent manages the sewer and wastewater treatment utility. Firstly, Sooke will have the flexibility of borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority at very competitive rates. Secondly, the operations and maintenance
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costs will be reviewed every three years, with the necessary adjustments made to ensure revenues are aligned with expenditures. Our auditors examine the books of the District of Sooke annually. Thirdly, it is important to remember that within the first five years, either EPCOR or DOS can exit from the agreement for â€˜causeâ€™ (eg. gross negligence, environmental violations). In the sixth and remaining years, with one yearâ€™s written notice and payment of a termination compensation fee equal to one yearâ€™s operations and maintenance costs, DOS can be in a position to opt out (and, if it so chooses, have DOS employees take over the full operation of the plant). And finally, the franchise area in the proposed agreement is all of our community (not just the current SSA), and that is why all home owners or owners of
land parcels not in the present SSA are eligible to take part in the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) if they so choose. Those residents who are in support, do not have to do anything. EPCOR will provide DOS with a $500,000 concession fee at the outset, and in addition, if the franchise agreement runs to 2032 as proposed, Sooke will have: no debt; $4,000,000 in reserves; $13,000,000 of capital expansion that has occurred to the system; and, with a 1 per cent Consumer Price Index annual adjustment, the parcel tax (one rate, wherever your home or property is) of the present $510 will be $625 at the end of Year 21. For the aforementioned reasons, I am supporting a 21-year Sewer Franchise Agreement with our existing provider and contractor, EPCOR. David Bennett, Councillor Sooke
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12 • LETTERS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
LETTERS if the cleaner at the Sooke district offices made less than the proposed pay hike. Ray Mostowy Otter Point
Mr. Hicks stated or at least was reported to have stated that he works 160 hours a week, and sees a raise beneficial in attracting suitable candidates to the regional director’s position. I am not a math whiz, but my rudimentary skills in multiplication prove that 24x7=168. Mr. Hicks looks pretty good for a guy getting by on eight hours for R&R. I believe that even at a raise of 10 per cent, bringing his wage to $39,886, he is still being underpaid. Mr. Hicks has a tremendous responsibility and work load dealing with a diverse population and situations. I would be surprised
Hostile Sales Tax This tax reduces the buying power of consumers by $1.9 billion per year and shifts corporate taxes to consumers to pay. How is this good for the economy? The C.D. Howe think tank concluded the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) would be detrimental to the B.C. economy for five to 10 years, “maybe longer.” The HST is a prime example of how gov-
ernment greed and corporate greed work together to screw us taxpayers. Another example is gasoline at $6 per gallon. Unfortunately, we can not do anything about the price of gasoline, but we can get rid of the HST by voting “Yes.” Dalton Schrank Sooke
Blind to needs What Ms. Phillips fails to appreciate in her recent learned deposition to the Sooke News Mirror, is that we – the silent majority – having seen the ‘shenanigans’ the Capital
Regional District (CRD) is capable of; we, that same silent majority, no longer have any trust in the ability of the CRD to either make a reasonable decision or to act in a reasonable manner after having come to any sort of decision they do make. You – Ms. Phillips – by aligning yourself with the CRD and its dubious causes, whatever their reasonings, you too, thus become outside the realm of our trust. And since you seem so extremely in step with the views of Saanich and Victoria, perhaps you would feel more at home there. Because it’s obvious you have no concept of how communities survive, say, for example, the Circle Route communities. And I would point out to you that even Saan-
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ich itself, does not survive on wishful thinking on its own turf, but on hard economic realities. What happens out here, either way, will have no repercussions in Saanich. And with that in mind, again, I’m sure you would feel much more comfortable there. Because I get the feeling that you, Ms. Phillips feel no economic hardships whatsoever, and are, like Saanich, blind to the needs of others who are less economically endowed, so to speak. N.E. MacNab Shirley
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1. Proposed Bylaw 3759 (Amendment to Bylaw 2040, Sooke Land Use Bylaw, 1992 - New Zoning for Lands Subject to Bylaw 189 in the Shirley/Jordan River OCP Area) Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. For conﬁrmation or further information, please call 250.642.1500. Visit the JdF E.A. website: www.crd.bc.ca/jdf
What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed. Thurs. Fri.
PARENTS’ DISCUSSION 9:30 - 11 at CASA, 2145 Townsend Rd.
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.
COUNTRY MARKET Today on Otter Point Road at Eustace.
WOMENS CONNECTION Group every Wed. Lunch provided along with open discussion. Sooke Legion (upstairs) 12:30pm. Sponsored by Sooke Outreach. Susan 250-216-6762. MUSICAL THEATRE “Time Warped” by students of JMS and EMCS. Featuring music from the 80s. 7 p.m. Tickets at the EMCS box ofﬁce.
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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.
MUSICAL THEATRE “Time Warped” by students of JMS and EMCS. Featuring music from the 80s. 7 p.m. Tickets at the EMCS box ofﬁce.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Steak Night - 6-7:30 Drop-in darts - 8 p.m. 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.
MUSICAL THEATRE “Time Warped” by students of JMS and EMCS. Featuring music from the 80s. 7 p.m. Tickets at the EMCS box ofﬁce.
MUSICAL MUST The Sooke Folk Music Society presents Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard – 8 p.m. at the Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road. Tickets at SDM or at the door. Doors open at 7:30. FAWLTY TOWERS Dinner theatre presented by Sooke Harbour Players at the Legion tonight. Tix at Legion, SDM, People’s Drug Mart, Stick, Bill’s Feeds.
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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
CONTRACT BRIDGE 1 p.m. Sooke Com. Hall MEET YOUR COUNCIL 6:30 - 7 in the municipal council chamber.
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BABY TALK TOPIC “Outdoor Safety” 1011:30 a.m. at Sooke Child Youth and Family Centre (CASA) 2145 Townsend Rd.
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Happenings in our community this past weekend Jim Sinclair photos
These children found the action during Western Foods’ birthday celebrations on May 28. Pictured are, from left, Georgia, Lila, Lily and Maya. Below, Rick spins the winning wheel for Mary-Lou Saturday, part of Western Foods’ 37th anniversary celebrations.
Above, the turnout was strong on May 28 at SEAPARC Arena for a two-hour fitness challenge, set up as part of a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. Ecole Poirier Elementary students, from left Tekahra Tarnowski and Aaron O’Quinn, pull the wraps off a striking mosaic created to commemmorate the school’s 10th birthday on May 27. The artwork was created by Mme. C. Campbell’s grade five class.
Jim Sinclair photo
Jim Sinclair photo
Students from Lilliane Zanardo’s English class, above, at Edward Milne Community School all entered writing in the annual Sooke Scribblers writing competition. Story in next week’s edition.
This trio of shoppers, below, from left, Maureen, Betty and Marilyn, got an early start Saturday, having the best selection of close to 200 stunning works created by the Sooke Quilters Guild. Knox Presbyterian Church was the scene of the guild’s annual sale.
Gord Fulcher photo
Above, two of the Sail Boats in the 2011 Swiftsure International Yacht Race on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The picture was taken by Gord Fulcher on Saturday afternoon from Whiffin Spit.
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Valdy and Fjellgaard to play Sooke
Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard shows night after night that send people home with smiles and the knowledge that theyâ€™ve experienced something special and heartwarming. Together, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard are a near-perfect team. Their songs touch a common ground with the affection and warmth only old friends can share. Valdy has been part of the fabric of Cana-
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Gary takes his music to the people with a rare sincerity. Raised on the Canadian Prairies, this award winning singer/ songwriter is a champion of vanishing values and the frontier spirit. As individual artists, these two men are amazing. Together, they are phenomenal! This is a live performance that should not be missed by anybody! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert commencing at 8. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Shoppers Drug Mart in Sooke.
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â€œWestern Rootsâ€? they call it - music that draws on all the aspects of life in the west. Music that echoes the mountains, the sea, the cowboys and the fishermen, the oil-well roustabouts and the loggers, the sunsets and the rain, the streak of rugged independence and contrariness, generosity and warmth. This will be the vibe on Saturday evening, June 4 when the Sooke Folk Music Society presents Canadian folk icons, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard in concert at the Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road. Valdy & Gary are two seasoned entertainers who know how to earn the respect of their audiences and deliver
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Agree with 21-year deal In a letter to the editor on May 25 Trevor Davies, General Vice President, CUPE 374 states the following in his opening paragraph: “The citizens of Sooke have a difficult decision to make by June 27. Will they oppose a district council bent on putting the priorities of a large corporation over the future wants and needs of its next generation? Or will apathy rule the day?” According to Mr. Davies, if we don’t show that we oppose the sewage treatment contract we are being apathetic. What Mr. Davies doesn’t appear to realize is that some citizens of Sooke may actually agree with the direction council is taking with this contract. Remember if one agrees with the contract they don’t need to do anything. That is not apathy. To me the decision is not difficult at all. My toilet flushes, and I am confident my waste is treated so that it has minimal impact on the environment. In fact I am proud to live in a community, which according to the front page of this paper on May 25, is “saluted for (its) liquid waste management plan” and is a “true leader in environmental sustainability,” according to the provincial Minister of Environment Terry Lake.
LETTERS Let’s hope common sense prevails and we don’t have to waste taxpayer’s time and money on a referendum. Tom Myrick Sooke
Flush agreement I would like to congratulate councillors Berger and Haldane for standing up for their principals and not voting for the EPCOR deal. It must be frustrating for them to work in an environment where they try to make the best decisions on behalf of the community and when they ask questions of staff they are not given any useful information. For example; Evan Parliament, C.A.O. is asked by Berger why there is a deficit (Sooke News Mirror May 18, 2011). The answer given is there is a deficit because revenues do notmatchexpenditures, the deficit of over $300,000 was common for a new utility the biggest reason
for the deficit was because of SD#62 This is not a proper answer to the question and we should expect more. Does Mr. Parliament not know that we were told initially that the sewer system would not run at a deficit and that a future reduction in revenue from SD#62 of $11,883 per year does not explain an already existing deficit? As council is prepared to enter into a 21-year agreement with EPCOR they should know the detailed reasons why the previous agreement was a failure so the same mistakes are not made and the deficit does not go higher. To show that the councillors do not fully know what they are approving – they have just approved a fiveyear budget for the operation of the sewer system and it does not reflect the 50 per cent increase in costs according to the new agreement. This puts us in an even higher deficit position. In a nutshell, the new EPCOR agreement is as
follows: EPCOR will pay us $500,000 which I am sure will be spent really fast. EPCOR will charge us 50 per cent more and they can keep increasing these charges year after year. We can pay EPCOR $1,000,000 to cancel the agreement in five years. This is definitely a win-win situation for EPCOR and we are the losers. I would suggest that this agreement be flushed for what it contains but I’m sorry to say that the pipes aren’t large enough. Jim Mitchell Sooke
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
Fine art show coming together with help Jim Sinclair Sooke News Mirror
With 24 editions of the Sooke Fine Art Show to build upon it’s no wonder organizers and participants have a special feeling toward this year’s 25th anniversary installment. Things are progressing well, starting with the convenient and efficiently located office – now situated in a top corner of the SEAPARC Arena where the show itself is held each year. The ladies working in the peaceful and spacious office last Friday vouched for its value, suggesting it’s a step up from the previous two addresses that were appreciated, but a little on the cozy side. Important information relating to the who and the what was shared that day and it’s
Jim Sinclair photo
Working toward the 25 Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show are, from left, Kali Larsen, Emily Irwin and Sally Manning. interesting to note that 538 artists had submitted works for adjudication, down slightly from last year. Up to three submissions per artist are permitted. Based upon totals from past events, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 250 artists in total are likely to make
the cut, so to speak. Six hundred and eighteen two-dimensional works (most commonly paintings) have been received, while 149 3D (sculpture, woodwork, metalwork) items joined the list. In the categories of ceramic; fibre; and glass arts there are 52,
67 and 32 offerings, respectively. Rounding out the assortment are 48 pieces of jewelry, 108 mixed media, and 181 photographs. Assistant office manager Emily Irwin pointed out that 200 artists are experiencing their first involvement with the show this year while a number of artists are returning following absences of various durations. She also indicated that a stronger representation of artists from up-Island is on the scene this time around. “I think the fact that
it’s our 25th anniversary is having an impact on our returning artists,” said Irwin. Sooke Fine Arts Society Chair Sally Manning said formal press releases concerning the late-July-early-August event will soon begin to appear. As the May 27 office visit drew to a close, Manning seized the opportunity to credit the work and the presence of Emily Irwin and summer student Kali Larsen. “These young ladies are a real benefit,” she said. “They keep us hoppin’.”
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Sisters honoured by All Sooke Arts & Crafts Assn.
The members of the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Association would like to congratulate Joan Macleod and Doreen Poirier in joining Valerie Mills as Lifetime Honourary members. All of these ladies have given countless hours of volunteer time, served on the
Doreen Poirier, left, and Joan McLeod
executive of the past, and supported this club through its hardest times. The club wants everyone to know just how much they are appreciated. The objective of the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Association is to assist and encourage the art-
ists and craft persons of Sooke in developing their skills and promoting sales through public displays and demonstrations and provide network services to other community members and groups. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month
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at the EMCS Staff Room (except during the summer months). Come and meet fellow artists and crafters and find out about our Christmas show, the oldest craft show of its kind on the Island.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
Mystery writers converge with locals Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror
wo of Sooke’s mysterywriters will be on hand at a national crime writers’ conference, Bloody Words 2011, from June 3 to 5 in Victoria. Authors Lou Allin and Shirley Skidmore are on the steering committee, with Lou Allin, She Felt No Pain, On the Surface Die as co-chairperson for the event, and Shirley Skidmore, Murder on the Galloping Goose and Murder in the Sooke Potholes, as the manuscript chairperson. Over 200 mystery writers from across Canada, the Yukon and the U.S.A. will be attending the event at the Hotel Grand Pacific. “This is the first time the event has been held in Victoria. It is usually held in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver,” says Skidmore who has never been to a crime writers’ convention before. What’s a convention without mystery, skulduggery and exploring a murderer’s mind? “There are panels and workshops going
on all the time,” said Skidmore. “It could be fun even if you don’t write.” Those with a penchant for the macabre can walk with William Deverell through a Victoria graveyard at midnight or meet the ghosts that haunt the Empress Hotel. Workshops include, Inside a Murderer’s Mind, Political Thrillers (Skuld uggery in high places), Villians, Sidekicks & Spear Carriers (developing your cast of characters), and CSI Victoria (an interactive introduction to crime scene investigation). This is just a small list of all of the workshops and panel discussions taking place. Guests of honour include; Michael Slade is the pen name of Jay Clarke, a lawyer who has participated in more than 100 criminal cases and who specializes in criminal insanity. Clarke’s writing stems from his experience as a practicing lawyer, as well as his extensive world travel. Slade’s novel Ghoul is on the Horror Writers Asso-
ciation’s recommended reading list. Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California. Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. William Deverell won the $50,000 Seal Prize in l979 and the Book of the Year Award in l981. Trial of Passion launched his first crime series, featuring the classically trained, self-doubting Arthur Beauchamp, a legend of the criminal bar. The book won the 1997 Arthur Ellis prize for best Canadian crime novel, and the Dashiell Hammett award for literary excellence in crime writing in North America. Bloody Words is Canada’s oldest and largest gathering of mystery readers and authors. Founded in 1999, the conference has become the June event to look forward to for people who enjoy genre con-
ventions. Whether you’re into humourous mysteries or the darkest of psychological noir, you’ll always have lots to see and do at Canada’s biggest annual mystery event. Skidmore, as manuscipt chairperson, was responsible for passing along unpublished authors’ manuscripts to readers who access the writing. The writers then get to meet up with those who read their work to talk about the manuscript. The writers come from everywhere. Skidmore said, “Some of the readers thanked me for the opportunity to do it. They said there are some amazing writers coming up.” Not satisfied with her role in the conference, Skidmore has been busy promoting Sooke through ads in the program guide and placing maps in the goodie bags of the delegates. She wants those attending to spend time in Sooke after the convention. For more information on the Bloody Words conference go to: www. bloodywords@2011. com.
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Upcoming Public Meetings Community Grant Review Committee Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Protective Services Committee Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Climate Change Action Committee Tuesday, June 7, 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
WHAT’S NEW! •From June 3th to 6th, Councillors Beech, Berger, Dumont and Haldane will be representing the District of Sooke at the 2011 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Municipal Expo in Halifax. FCM is designed for municipal political leaders and senior staff to engage in professional development. The conference provides an opportunity for our community to learn about leading-edge innovations and solutions for Canadian cities and towns. •
The District of Sooke website www.sooke.ca has all kinds of CURRENT information about your community – including:
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NEW Sewer Franchise Agreement Information Release of second draft of the NEW Sooke Zoning Bylaw 2011 Communities in Bloom Neighbourhood and Business Contest Projects around town – including the public boat launch, road works, and more!
Notice to Sooke Electors
Many Sooke residents are very concerned with the District of Sooke's plans to sign away exclusive 21-year rights to a private corporation (EPCOR) to run our wastewater system for their profit. Almost all Canadian municipalities (including B.C. towns the size of Sooke such as Parksville, Dawson Creek, Prince Rupert, Lake Country and Summerland) operate quality water and wastewater treatment systems publicly with their own highly-trained water and wastewater staff. This is because, historically, public operation of such vital services has been found to be most cost effective, transparent and accountable to the public since there are no corporate privacy and profit interests involved. In British Columbia, the Capital Regional District and the Resort Municipality of Whistler both recently decided to operate their wastewater systems publicly. Based on extensive reviews of the evidence, both places determined that public operation would be less expensive, less risky and more accountable. The District of Sooke has not provided residents with an objective evaluation or comparison of the option of running our wastewater system publicly. Surely, we're owed such a comparison before diving head-first into such a significant and long-term contract with EPCOR.
Now is your chance to have your say!
According to the Community Charter, the District of Sooke cannot sign the wastewater system contract without your approval. They have chosen a “silence is consent” process to measure public approval, called the Alternative Approval Process. In other words, if you do nothing, the District of Sooke assumes you agree with their plans to privatize our wastewater services for the next 21 years. A 10% response means that the agreement will have to go to a referendum and the residents of Sooke will get to decide if this long-term contract to privatize our wastewater services should be signed.
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at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Sylvia in 1997, together they raised their three children in the Muir Creek area. Predeceased by eldest daughter Roberta Goudie, in 2009. Leonard will be sadly missed by his son Gary Adcock (Regina) his daughter Sylvia VanVliet (Robert), grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leonard will be laid to rest at Sooke Harbour Cemetery May 30, 10:00 a.m. No service as requested
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MacLean, Michael Ronald Passed away May 13, 2011 surrounded by the love of his family after battling cancer. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Joy (nee Salmon) and daughters Carly (David) Gillie, Wendy and son Daryl (Alana), two grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob. His loving sister Donna (Larry) Provencher and niece, nephews and many wonderful friends and family. We would like to thank Dr. A. Rabien, nurse Michele and the many people who provided such loving care for Mike. For those who wish, a donation can be made in memory of Mike to the Sooke Hospice Society, Box 731, Sooke BC, V92 1H7. A celebration of Mikeâ€™s life will be held on May 31st at the Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd, Sooke BC from 2:00pm - 4:00pm for his family and friends.
LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF JOHN KEELINGE HOMER, DECEASED JOHN KEELINGE HOMER, DECEASED, late of Sooke, British Columbia, died at Victoria, British Columbia on January 21, 2011.
CREDITORS AND OTHERS having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars to the law ďŹ rm of David Brown, Barrister & Solicitor, #106-360 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R5 before July 15, 2011, after which date the estateâ€™s assets will be distributed, having regard to the claims of which the Executor has notice. MARGARET HERRLING and MAYWELL WICKHEIM, Executors SOLICITOR
Born January 22, 1914 Passed away April 28, 2011
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EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas ﬁreplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660
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LAKE COWICHAN /Caycuse Gilgan Rd. Well maintained 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2ba, 5 acres usable timbered land, garage. located a stone throw from the pristine lake priced to sell at $435k 250-478-2648, 250-745-3387. By appt ONLY
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HOMES FOR RENT 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 NEW 3 br home lake front! $2000. 250-642-2527 SOOKE BRIGHT, spacious upper, 3bdrm, 2bath, all appls, hrdw ﬂrs, F/P, deck. NS/NP. $1200+ . 415-7991. SOOKE CABIN ABOVE Gordon’s Beach. Panoramic Ocean View, Large kitchen, living room with wood stove. No Dogs. Available June 15th, or July 1, $800. 250-642-7467
ROOMS FOR RENT $500 All inclusive, No Drinking, Smoke outdoors, Walk to town, Bus Route. 250-6647009
SUITES, LOWER SOOKE 3 BR, Like new, ground level. Bright, handicap accessible, storage, W/D, No smokers, separate power meters, parking, $975. 250-6424572
SUITES, UPPER 2 BED Beautiful waterview, 1 min walk to Whiffen Spit Park. $950 utilities included. Available June 15 778-4253503 BRIGHT SPACIOUS 1 bdrm w/sundeck on 2 2/1 private acres, inclds utils & shared w/d, parking and separate entrance. Rent negotiable with occasional horse care. Avail June 1. 250-642-6866
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Leonard Roy Olson
can rev you up!
April 20, 1938 - Sept 17, 2009
May 12, 1960 - May 14, 2011
Elsie Jane Olson In Loving memory of Elsie Jane Olsen. Survived by loving husband Lester Olson, sons Ken, Marvin, Todd, Joey, and daughter Crystal.
In Loving memory of Leonard Roy Olsen (also known as Squiggy). Survived by two kids Danielle and Chris, father Lester, brothers Ken, Marvin, Todd, Joey, and sister Crystal.
In our thoughts forever, Joey, Josh & Taylor Olson
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Capital Regional District Notice of
Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing: Will be held at: Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning Ofﬁce Located at: 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC On: June 15, 2011 at 7pm 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: äLQFreasing the accessory building height from 4m to 6m for a one-storey building
äDGGLQJto Section 4.20 a prohibition on detached accessory suites on lots with a two-family dwelling äreplacing zoning maps for East Sooke, Otter Point and Shirley/Jordan River to consolidate amendments thereto for the entire area subject to Bylaw No. 2040 as shown on Map 1 below Speciﬁc amendments: ärezoning Lot A, Block 70, District Lot 39, Malahat District, Plan 23590 to Forestry (AF) as shown on Inset 1 ärezoning Block 69 & 70, Malahat District, PID: 010-068-414 to Forestry (AF) as shown on Inset 2 äFKDQJLQJWKHzoning boundary alignment for RR-2 zoned properties in Sheringham Point as shown on Inset 3 ärezoning Wolf Island (District Lot 185, Sooke District, PID: 009-392-882) in Becher Bay in East Sooke to a new Rural Wolf Island zone as shown on Inset 4
The actual bylaw should be reviewed to determine speciﬁcally how particular lands may be affected. 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 email@example.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
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The annual musical theatre production featuring music from the 1960â€™s and 80â€™s with students from Journey Middle School and EMCS is set for the stage from June 1-3 at the EMCS theatre. Time Warped starts at 7 p.m., tickets at the box office.
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Selflessly give of yourself and you give the very best! Author Kathleen Norris tells us that both Poetry and Religion have their origin in the spoken word and that Poetry and Religion suffer when they are separated from the spoken word. Poetry withers on the page and the living faith, as it turns into text, can get lost in rules and regulations. So here is a poem for your consideration; the author expresses that love becomes a lesson. And we are never too often reminded of the love that remains in the center of our life. For people of faith in particular, I think this poem, â€œLast Daysâ€? by Hannah VanderHart will be a lovely addition to our meditations. Why in the last of days does it feel the Âżrstâ€” why is the rain always new, a â€˜latter rainâ€™? The babyâ€™s name is Phoenix and her Ă€ame is better than the ash we visit and revisit. Last night I dreamed that all the women in my life were in fear of the endâ€” no more wine, long nights, no more new songs, above them spun the stars. In older days, what am I saying, in younger days, before the denial of the text, before even the text, there was the dream that almighty Love moved the spheres; a man wrote it down, and once penned down in a book, the people forgot. The love became a lesson, and by ten oâ€™ clock it was forgottenâ€”gone like the clang of cymbals, singing of angels, Ă€ed as stories where mountains shift their oxen shadows into green Âżelds of sea. Now no more mysteryâ€™s revealed; we know it all; empirical proof exists which explains the losing of God; no thing explains the joy.
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HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church 1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172 Sunday & Wednesday Service 10:00 am Holy Communion, child care & rel ed Revs Dr. Alex and Nancy Nagy www.holytrinitysookebc.org
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:15 am Pre-Service Singing 10:30 am Family worship Rev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg Parents Room and well equipped Nursery
SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH 7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424 SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries Pastor Dwight Geiger
ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish 6221 Sooke Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945 Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 am Thursday Mass 10:30 am Childrenâ€™s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm OfďŹ ce Hours: Tue-Wed 10-2, Thurs 2pm-4pm Rev. Fr. Michael Favero
Pastor Justin Reimer 250.642.4822 Grand opening April 24 2011
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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
Norma’s Kitchen Reader’s Photo
of the Week
Rhubarb Orange Bread This is an especially delicious tea bread. It freezes well. 2 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt pinch of nutmeg 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel 1/4 cup of margarine 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of milk 2 eggs 1 and 1/2 cups of rhubarb, chopped
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Camille Byrne plants one of 700 red cedar and hemlock seedlings handed out to residents at the Rotary Auction on May 7 as part of the District of Sooke’s Communities in Bloom, Urban Forestry Initiative. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Ellen Bergerud. Send your good quality jpegs to: editor@ s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com
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Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and orange peel in a large mixing bowl. Melt margarine, then stir in orange juice and milk, Beat in eggs. Stir orange mixture into flour mixture until just moistened. Do not overmix. Fold in rhubarb. Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 2 inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350F oven 50 - 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, then wrap well in foil or plastic wrap. Norma Arnett has been graciously sharing her favoruite family recipes with Sooke News Mirror readers for more than 26 years.
3 Types of Soil for $25/Yard
Touch-A-Truck fundraiser Sooke Preschool is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, June 4 at Western Speedway. The Touch-A-Truck event, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. allows children a close-up look at different types of working vehicles. The event is a meant to raise money for the cooperative preschool. Donations will be requested.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913 BONA FIDE GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME
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DART TOURNAMENT & MEAT DRAW On June 4, Brian will be serving Burgers and Hot Dogs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
HST REFERENDUM JUNE 13 - JULY 22, 2011 Elections BC is administering the 2011 HST Referendum. To vote in the referendum, you should know the following: ■ an HST Referendum Voting Package will be mailed to each registered voter beginning June 13 through to June 24, 2011.
■ HST Referendum Voting Packages are provided in English. Translations of the materials will be available on the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.
MONDAY’S Euchre 7 pm FRIDAY’S Texas Hold’em 6:45pm TUESDAY’S WEDNESDAY’S 54/50 Ball Team Stan Jones @ 6:30 p.m. Cribbage 7 pm THURSDAY’S Drop in Darts 8:00 pm FRIDAY’S
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■ voters who do not receive an HST Referendum Voting Package may request a package until midnight (local time), July 8, 2011. Call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). ■ voting packages will include a ballot and instructions on how to vote and return your ballot package. ■ you can vote if you are: ■ a Canadian citizen ■ 18 years of age or older on July 22, 2011 ■ registered as a voter in British Columbia, and ■ not disqualified by the Election Act or any other enactment from voting or be otherwise disqualified by law
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26 • SPORTS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
SPORTS Plum placement for Dakoda Jim Sinclair
Sooke News Mirror
There’s a special gratification that comes with an athlete’s move onto a larger stage than that which they’re used to. That gratification has started to sink in for Dakoda Whitten who has been selected to be part of a B.C. boys softball team at this year’s Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops. The softball schedule will be completed in week-one of the games, played from August 6-9. The 15-year-old Dakoda welcomes the challenge of representing his province, not to mention the excitement involved with meeting and bonding with a new set of teammates and the travel to the Interior to compete. Dakoda is sold on the diamond sport, having played since the age of five. He’s part of a fastball culture in Sooke that has been well documented. It’s unfortunate the sport doesn’t enjoy more wide-spread popularity, but for whatever reason or reasons it lags behind other team sports. What remain consistent with the sport, however, are the high skill level and strong spectator appeal – something obviously understood by summer games organizers. Dakoda plays second base and shortstop
Jim Sinclair photo
Dakoda Whitten likes hot weather and that’s good because he’ll play in Kamloops in early August. and loves the action and responsibility that come with the positions, “The controller of the infield, he calls the shortstop, “you have to be on your toes 24/7.” He feels more than capable of contributing with his bat as well, pointing to his out-ofArt Morris Park home run at the age of 13. As far as he’s aware he was the youngest to execute such a feat.
He’s the youngest guy on the B.C. squad and the only one from Sooke. There are a couple of guys from Langford as well. Success and recognition are not exactly new to young Whitten as he’s suited up for BC Summer Games duty with a zone 6 group in the past – a stepping stone for the current commitment. He says making this team is his
proudest achievement to date. His versatility shows through by his membership on the local district cup-winning U15 soccer team. Coach Jim Ullock was emailed for comment on the young Sooke ballplayer, and forwarded the Sooke News Mirror’s request to manager Kevin J. Weir who provided the following response last week: “Team BC held two tryout camps; one in Chilliwack last September and the other in Cloverdale this past March. Boys from throughout B.C. were invited to attend through their various associations. “Dakoda stood out as an athlete of interest. Dakoda has extraordinary speed, hits well and plays solid defence. He was later scouted and selected as a finalist earlier this month. We have a team of athletes who are versatile and can fill any role necessary. We expect Team BC to do well at the games in Kamloops.” Making this BC select outfit sets the stage for Dakoda’s next big goal – a successful tryout in three years with the Canadian U19 team. He can visualize it now and says he will work his hardest to make the goal a reality. Between now and then he’s got midget ball and the McDonald Park League to keep him progressing.
✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK KATIE GILBERTBERNARD
Congratulations Katie Gilbert-Bernard; you are this week’s SEAPARC Star! Katie is a six year old Kindergarten Student in the French Immersion program at Ecole Poirier. She likes learning French, and also likes her teacher Mme. Robertson, playing with her friends and “centres time”. Katie is in Level 1 of her swimming lessons and learned to skate here at SEAPARC last year. She has her own “two-wheeler” bike and likes to ride it when she’s at home. Katie is a creative young lady. She takes sewing lessons at Cabin Crafts in Sooke and tells us that she has already made a pair of pyjamas and is currently working on a skirt. She likes drawing people, Àowers and scenery and also knows how to bake. Katie helps take care of her younger brother and enjoys playing with her older brother and sister (even though she likes playing tricks on them too)! Katie is described as being outgoing and full of joy. We were also told that she has a good sense of humour and is a true performer. In fact, Katie is getting ready for her 4th Dance Recital with Carol Cave Studios which will be held in the theatre at EMCS. She was also the youngest performer in the cast of Sooke Harbour Player’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Colour Dream Coat. She plans on becoming a teacher when she’s older and when asked what drew her to teaching; she told us that it’s because she likes school so much! She was proud to tell us that she won the coveted “Most Points in Pre-School” trophy at last year’s Sooke Fall Fair and plans to enter again this fall. Keep up the good work Katie, you are a shining star!
squirts Sheryl Friesen photo
The Sooke Squirt B boys played some amazing ball in Richmond this past weekend, bringing home the gold medal for Sooke. Throughout the tourney the boys played their hearts out with a number of home runs hit. Noah Wass, Boston Greenhough and Tyson Friesen cleaned the bases up with three grand slams. The three pitchers on the team marked up the score sheets with an amazing number of strike outs. The fielding was impressive by all the players. In the finals the boys beat out the top Richmond team in an exciting game – 20-1 in four innings. There was no stopping these boys this weekend! Pictured above from left to right are: Back row – Mike Connor, Shawn Parkinson, Matthew Miller, Nin Dougall Sr., Arran Wass- Little, Quinn Titchkosky, Noah Wass, Jason Friesen Front Row – Tyson Friesen, Kieran Connor, Matt McLean, Nicholes McColeman, Nin Dougall, Boston Greenhough.
Seahawk summaries The Sooke Home Hardware peewee Seahawks welcomed Joshua Tipton back in a battle with the leagueleading Cowichan Bulldogs this past weekend. Sooke held the Bulldogs to eight points in the second half but lost 28-0. Braedon Gouk, Torin Keoughan and Quinn Plant got a few big hits and William McBride recovered a fumble. The peewee’s will host Gordon Head this
Sunday at Eagle Ridge for their last game before the playoffs. The Village Foods pre-atom Sooke Seahawks had a nail-biter versus the Victoria Vikings Sunday at Eagle Ridge. Down early by a major, Sooke ran and tossed its way to a 35-yard run by MVP Simon Herold with one of his two TDs. The Sooke defence then took over with defensive player of the game, Quinn Macdonald caus-
ing a fumble with Ian MacDonald recovering. Sooke rebounded from another Vikings TD with a deer-like scoring run by Kieran Franklin. Another Vikings TD was followed by Simon Herold’s second major – a 45-yard zig-zagging run that puzzled the Vikings’ defence. Final score – 20-18 for Victoria. The pre-atoms begin their playoff run this Sunday, June 5, noon at EMCS.
SEAPARC LEISURE COMPLEX HOURS OF OPERATION June 6 – July 3 Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 8:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Our pool will be CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE on the above dates. Our memberships will be honoured at other recreation centres. Please call ahead to the centres you will be using for schedules and or restrictions that may apply.
SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
SPORTS • 27
Be the difference
Water conservation tip 2: The perfect cut.
Strong showing at SMUS Submitted photo
The EMCS Junior varsity boys rugby team did well at the St. Michaels University School 7’s tournament on May 26. James Lazar is pictured above scampering for yardage. They finished second in the boys 10-B division, beating Shawnigan 15-5 & Brentwood college 35-0. EMCS faced Claremont for the gold plate but fell short 15-5 so had to settle for the silver. Coach Matt Mortenson says “Every player played above and beyond their coaches’ expectations. They have come a long way since March and will be serious contenders over the next two years.”
SERIOUS SOOKE Road Hockey Tournament Sunday, June 26th, 8:00 am start at the back Parking Lot at Village Food Markets 14 and under and 10 and under Sign up at Serious Coffee Sooke Sponsored By Serious Coffee Sooke Coast Capital Savings and Village Food Markets
Most people are actively ﬁnding ways to conserve water. You can make a difference too. Sharpen and adjust your mower blades to cut grass a little longer, 7–8 cm (3”), leaving short clippings on the lawn. Your grass will retain moisture so you don’t have to water as often. You’ll have fewer weeds, too! For more water-saving tips, visit www.crd.bc.ca/water, or call 250.474.9684.
28 • FISHING
WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR
How’s Fishing? we look after you
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photo Steve Arnett
Connie Francis and the Michelle Diana tow the Port Renfrew community docks down the San Juan River last Friday evening to their summer spot at the government dock in Port Renfrew. For the next four months the docks will be in used by fishing charter operators and hikers heading to the West Coast Trail. On the fishing scene in Sooke nice sized chinooks are starting to show up at the Trap Shack and Possession Point. Fish deep, 100 feet on the downrigger or deeper, for best results using anchovy with Rhys Davis Glow heads, bloody nose, green glow or plain white glow work the best. Remember the slot size limit is still in effect until June 18 at which time anglers can keep one chinook wild or hatchery over 67cm. For now any wild chinook over 67cm must be returned. Sheringham Point west, the limit for chinooks are two daily hatchery or wild so the run west is worthwhile. Halibut remains good with good catches being reported on all fronts. Port Renfrew reports good salmon along the beach up to 25 pounds.
Anglers are fishing the 100-foot line between Owen Point and Camper Creek, fishing close to the bottom for best results, using needle fish squirts which are working the best. Try UV purple haze or glo white. These fish are full of needle fish. Halibut fishing is good and going west is the best bet. Eagle-Eye Outfitters has moved to West Coast Road in the old Harbour Crafts Store next to the Post Office. Go in and check them out in their new digs. For the month of June they will be holding a garage sale on Saturdays. Rod and Erin are welcoming people with stuff to sell, so come on down and join in on the fun. Until next time, Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic
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00:36 01:08 01:44 02:23 03:07 03:55 00:58 02:19
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.9 6.9 6.2
09:15 09:52 10:30 11:10 11:49 12:28 04:50 05:58
1.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 2.0 8.2 7.2
16:34 17:11 17:49 18:28 19:08 19:47 13:06 13:41
7.2 7.2 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.9 2.3 3.3
18:30 19:11 19:55 20:43 21:48
SALE ENDS JUNE 12
6.9 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.2
20:24 7.9 20:58 8.2
TIMES ARE IN STANDARD TIME, HEIGHTS IN FEET Best ﬁshing time: 1½ hours after high tide.
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limited quantity or call to order
ANCHOVIES BY THE CASE $
179 6in $199 5 1/2in
Hali Bait buy 6 get 10% off
TRUCKLOAD BUY LANDSCAPE TIES GREEN $4.67 BROWN $5.67
WEEKLY TIDE TABLES
Crab Shack Hours Thurs- Sun 10-5
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