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Way too cute! Cute kids and not so cute scarecrows were the order of the day at the end of the season event for the Children’s Garden Club. Everyone, young and old got into the act of making a big scarecrow including, from left, Hailey; Liam and Katrina; and Lily.

Just scratching the surface: Gold exploration Exploration yields gold veins on Valentine Mountain Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

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old and the lure of it has sent countless men and women into the wilderness in search of the elusive precious metal. It has always been a boom and bust industry and with the prices

creeping towards the $2,000 mark per ounce, even small strikes are becoming more profitable. About 25 miles north of Shirley is Valentine Mountain and it is the site of the operations of modern day gold prospectors. These miners don’t pan for gold or even dredge for it, they are at the formative stages of searching and exploring for it — scratching the surface if you will. Mill Bay Ventures Inc. has struck gold and the future is looking promising for the company. The property hosts an inferred mineral

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Veins rich in gold bearing ore found in Sooke region. resource, known as the Discovery Zone, with an estimated 55,105 tonnes grading 16.3 grams (0.52 ounces) of gold per tonne. President Bill Glasier said they have found gold-bear-

ing veins on their mineral claim in a 7 x 0.5 km. area after drilling core samples. The property hosts an inferred mineral resource, known as the Discovery Zone, with an estimated 55,105 tonnes grading 16.3 grams (0.52 ounces) of gold per tonne. “We are planning to go back and do more drilling. We have had recommendations from the engineer of where to drill.” said Glasier. “We’ve increased the resource from $20 million to $40 million. We don’t know how big it is, we need to do more drilling.”

The company announced a program of trenching, excavating and milling of 3,000 tonnes of quart-sulphide vein material for it 100 per cent owned Valentine Mountain Gold Project. The plan has been approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mines. “We will have to run it through some type of recovery unit, we should get $3 million of gold from it,” he stated. “Who knows how big it is — it will take a lot of work.” So far the drilling and excavating has been shallow and Glasier figures they

will drill deeper to find what they hope is there. Full-scale drilling will take place if it is justified after the 3,000 tonne sampling. He thinks the company will need more than $40 million to continue drilling and blocking out. “The zone is big enough,” said Glasier, it could become something major.” If it is major, a large mining company would likely take it over. Will this create some employment in the Sooke area? Glasier said they do use locals and hire their

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The pungent smell of marijuana plants is one that is becoming a little too familiar to some residents in Sooke. RCMP Staff Sergeant Steve Wright said an issue has recently emerged in the community where people with medicinal marijuana licenses, issued by Health Canada, have been growing the plants and venting the smell outside—and neighbours have been complaining. “They have the fans going for a certain period of time to vent all that moisture and heat in the house (into

the atmosphere),” said Wright. “If they vented late at night where there weren’t people outside, it might be a viable option. But to just vent on a warm summer day, people can’t sit outside and enjoy their property.” Wright likened the

act to a band practicing in a residential neighbourhood with loud instruments. He said residents have been looking to the RCMP for enforcement, but there is currently nothing to enforce. Media Mills is the bylaw enforcement officer for the District

of Sooke, and said “the only bylaw that we have right now is the nuisance property bylaw.” “Basically it covers any property that has been altered for (an illegal) marijuana grow up).” The only thing that they can do now when a complaint is received is verify that the offending site is operating legally,

Exploration may yield jobs Cont’d from page 1 equipment as much as possible and they do eat at Mom’s Cafe whenever they are in Sooke. Robert Beaupre actually discovered the gold-laden site in 1976, and retains a position as consultant for Mill Bay Ventures. He said the property has been in the hands of a number of mining companies in the past but a lot of the big companies left when the NDP came into power. He said the business is more streamlined now. “I know every inch of ground,” he said. “We’ve found some fine specimens of gold, even the Sooke Museum has samples.” He said several million dollars has been spent up there and it is “starting to look promising,” although it is not a cheap business to be in. “This could be a good splash for the Sooke area,” said Beaupre. The company has

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government coal leases in Saskatchewan. The Valentine Mountain area was first mined in the 1860s, when placer gold was discovered in its numerous stream drainages. According to historical accounts, nuggets up to one ounce and a total production of 10,00020,000 ounces of gold may have been sluiced from gravel/bedrock contacts along gravel bars of the Leech River.

and then offer suggestions to the grower. “I mean it’s a licensed operation—we will give them ideas on how to better filter the odour, make sure that the building is (up to code). Other than that there’s not anything we can do,” said Mills. Wright said he is going to make a recommendation “that the District of Sooke look at

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Small-business owner Kathy Drover tends the till at her store, the Reading Room Cafe and Bookstore. The coffee and food side of her establishment suffered with the introduction of the HST, and she hopes things will go back to the way they were with the majority voting yes to get rid of the tax. shouldn’t Drover be relieved? Somewhat— ”as a business owner I was happy,” she said, but was worried about the inevitable payback to Ottawa. As part of implementing the HST in 2010, the federal government loaned $1.6 billion dollars to B.C. Premier Christy Clark has said she has been in discussions with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on how to pay it back. “I have some personal concerns over the cost to the province, plus

the cost of changing it back, federal(ly) and provincial(ly),” Drover said. Gwen Fisher is another local business owner who was hit hard last summer. She runs Pure Elements Spa on Goodmere Road, and shared worries about B.C. owing a large sum of money. “I’m happy for my consumers but I’m scared—we all know we have to pay something back.” Her clientele also dropped off signifi-

cantly in the months that followed the controversial tax. “All of a sudden some of our services were increased by 16 to 24 dollars,” said Fisher. People still went to get their hair cut, but some stopped indulging in things like hair colouring. It wasn’t until recently she said that people started to adjust to the new prices. “We started to see people come back that were doing home colours, realizing a paint job in the bath-

room was far more money than (having us do their hair). She said if a referendum had taken place a year ago, she would have voted against the HST. But she is skeptical that it will now be a simple transition back to the original system. “Better the devil system we knew then now the one we don’t,” she said. Business owners aside, even some consumers—like local resident Jenn Powell—have reservations. “I’m kind of disappointed,” she said. “Because it’s going to cost a lot of money to reinstate the GST and PST. And I figure personal taxes will probably go up to cover the cost.” Powell said she didn’t even really notice much of a financial difference when eating out, and that her qualms laid elsewhere. “I was p***ed off about the way they did it but not so much the actual tax itself. I voted to keep it.”

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The district had 60 metres of culvert removed to be replaced with a meandering one metre-wide stream in John Phillips Park to reinstate a stream bed. The stream banks will be planted with riparian species to restore ecosystem function.

Free night school classes for adults Edward Milne Community School and the Westshore Centre for Learning and Training are joining together to offer free evening courses in Sooke. “This will be the first time in over a decade when residents in the Sooke Region won’t have to commute outside of Sooke to top up or upgrade their high school credits,” says Heather Walsh, the Community School Coordinator at Edward Milne Community School.

The focus of the program will be on academic courses, such as high-school English and Math, two credits needed to graduate, as well as on pre-requisites for college or university. Classes begin Sept. 13 and will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings with homework support on Wednesday evenings. Call 250-642-6371 for more information or 250-391-9002 to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

The Edward Milne Community School Society has offered recreation and leisure classes (such as art classes, yoga, bookkeeping, and cooking) for over 20 years but these will be the first academic programs

offered in the evenings since 1999. Participants will be able to attend classes in the evenings, set their own learning goals, and benefit from having access to trained teachers and an academic advisor.

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POLICE BEAT Camosun Westside 2042 Otter Point Rd.

Careless drivers in cars and on bicycles There were 110 calls for service from Aug. 24 to Aug. 31, from Connie Road to Port Renfrew.

Aug. 27 at 1:09 a.m.The front door of a business was kicked open on the 6700 block of West Coast Road. Police brought a dog to aid in the investigation but nothing was found. There was no indication of anything stolen. A witness described the suspect as a “large male.”

Poor decision

Vehicle accidents Aug. 25 at 7:25 a.m.— A man on a bicycle was taken to hospital with minor injuries after colliding with a vehicle. He was riding down a hill with no helmet and defective brakes, and went through a stop sign before being struck by the car. He was issued a ticket for careless cycling and failing to wear a helmet. “This is why the police stress the importance of wearing bicycle helmets,” said Staff Sergeant Steve Wright. He said careless cycling encompasses a large variety of offences including not having your hands on the handlebars, having an unsecured child riding along, running a stop sign or a red light, and cycling standing up with another rider on the seat. Aug. 26 at 12:22 p.m.— An ambulance took a 64-yearold woman taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after veering out of control on a sharp corner on her motorcycle

A reader sent in this photo of a man carrying a baby in one arm while trying to steer a bicycle with the other. Neither wore a helmet, which is against the law.

Aug. 26 1:45 p.m.— An 80-year-old Sooke man fell asleep at the wheel and went off the road and into a ditch at the intersection of Sooke Road and Parkland Road. No drugs or alcohol were involved, he was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

Aug. 27 at 12:55 a.m.— A break in was reported at a business on the 6700 block of West Coast Road, a window was also broken and cash stolen.

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Aug. 26 at 5:40 p.m.— A break in was reported at a residence on the 6600 block of Sooke Road. A suspect broke a window and stole cash.

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EDITORIAL

Rod Sluggett Publisher Pirjo Raits Editor Benjamin Yong Reporter

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

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YOUR VIEW

Shine goes off the OBC

Do you think Sooke Road is in need of improvement?

Does disgraced ex-Premier Gordon Campbell deserve the Order of British Columbia? Well apparently some think so and a whole bunch of others don’t think so. There is a petition floating around on the internet against Campbell receiving the OBC. The Order of British Columbia is certainly a badge of honour for recipients for years of commitment to the broader community. People who have previously been awarded the OBC have advocated for change, organized non-profit organizations, served their communities without asking There are for recognition and actually so many made a positive difference in people’s lives. truly worthy Honestly can we say this people... about Gordon Campbell? Sure he helped bring the Olympics here, but under his rule he cut social services, strong-armed unions and allowed scandal to rock the Liberal boat. Think BC Rail. Think DUI. Think lying about the HST. Think back. Does any politician deserve such distinction, especially when he left office in less than happy circumstances and caused a sigh of relief when he vacated the premier’s chair? To give Gordon Campbell this civilian honour makes it appear to be a political honour instead. Politicians can and often do some good but when a cloud of controversy and suspicion follows them they are not deserving of an award that honours current or former British Columbia residents for conspicuous achievements in any field. There are so many truly worthy people who deserve this honour more than a politician with a cloud over his head. Let’s not take the shine off this prestigious medal.

How to reach us: General: Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Publisher: Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.com Office Manager: Harla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.com Editor: Pirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.com Reporter: Benjamin Yong 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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Definitley. Mostly maintenance, it used to be (better) before it was privatized.

No, it’s fine. It’s the drivers (that need improvement).

Yes, the population is only going to grow. It’s the only way in and out, it would be nice if there was another road in the future.

I don’t know. It’s getting hard for people to get around walking, there’s so much traffic going one way or another. It gets bad when it’s a long weekend.

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YOUR COMMENTS

Pacheedaht First Nation fights back In recent days, the Pacheedaht First Nation has been the focus of an unfair and unwarranted attack by Zoe Blunt of the Forest Action Network. Those attacks culminated in a press release sent out by Ms. Blunt on August 24, 2011. Pacheedaht Chief Marvin McClurg reacted to Ms. Blunt’s press release stating: “It would be helpful if Ms. Blunt focused on the facts. We are tired of outsiders stirring up trouble in our First Nation to further their own agenda. First Nations have had outsiders try to impose their beliefs and have tried to convert us to these beliefs for hundreds of years and look at the historical damage they have done. In recent years we have made great strides to improve our situation: we have gotten 72 per cent of our members off Social Assistance, we have purchased a Tree Farm License through a joint venture and we are currently building a new health centre and we continue to work with third parties to try to build our economy through employment and training opportunities.” In her press release, Ms. Blunt stated that she shares a common goal with elders, traditionalists, and hereditary chiefs – protecting the land for future generations. Pacheedaht-elected Councillor Tracy Charlie expressed some concern with that statement: “What ‘common goal’ is Ms. Blunt referring to?Our elected officials fully understand that we have aboriginal rights and title to our lands. We are the stewards of the land and have been since time immemorial. But we must balance land protection with economic development.

We have met with Ender Ilkay several times to ensure that his Marine Trail Development meets these objectives. I find it extremely insulting that Ms. Blunt wants to tell us what is best for our members. The only way we can ensure our future is to take control of our own destiny. Unlike Ms. Blunt, we, as leaders, have to focus on making sure our members have a decent future and that inevitably means that some development will be necessary so we can put our people to work.” The chief pointed out that, contrary to what is contained in Ms. Blunt’s press release, Pacheedaht members are regularly consulted about Band business through Band Meetings. The chief stated, “while it makes for a good story to say that members are being denied input about critical issues facing our First Nation such as the Marine Trail Development being proposed by Ender Ilkay, that is simply not true.” The chief pointed out that there was a community meeting held on March 30, 2011 where Mr. Ilkay was invited to talk to the members about the development. He further pointed out that certain Pacheedaht members cited in Ms. Blunt’s press release – Stacy Jones and Russell Jones – were actually at the March 30, 2011 community meeting, as evidenced by minutes taken at that meeting. The chief pointed out, “how can Ms. Blunt leave the impression that we are not consulting our members when Stacy Jones and Russell Jones were at this meeting and participated in it. If other Pacheedaht members choose not to attend our meetings, that is their choice. But

it is unfair and untrue to paint the impression that we do not consult with our members.” Dorothy Hunt, Pacheedaht Band Manager, took issue with Ms. Blunt as well: “She does not seem to understand that the Pacheedaht First Nation is self-governing and that we operate in an open and democratic fashion.” Ms. Hunt went on to point out that there are regular meetings where band business is discussed, that elections are held every two years, and that Ms. Blunt’s press release seeks to leave the strong impression that the Pacheedaht leadership does not take into account the concerns of their members. Ms. Hunt went on to state that, “in any democracy there are dissenting positions and members are free to state their concerns and objections. I find it troubling that Ms. Blunt does not appear to be interested in finding out what is really happening.” Recently, Ms. Blunt stated in an email to Ms. Hunt that she has said several times that she is more than willing to meet with chief and council and Ms. Hunt. Ms. Hunt pointed out that “this assertion is incorrect. In fact, we even invited her to meet with chief and council to hear our point of view on one occasion and the day before the meeting was going to be held, she declined to attend.” The chief and council feel that this media release is going to be their final open statement about these lands and will not be available to further discuss this subject until the week of September 12, 2011. Pacheedaht First Nation Band Port Renfrew


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Unity and moral integrity needed In addition to the list of qualifiers presented by Mark Ellis in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper, I feel it is vitally important that our municipal councillors have the highest standard of moral integrity, exemplified by truthfulness, trustworthiness, fairness and the setting of the common good above private interest. In addition to these qualities, councillors will need to foster unity within the council, with the municipal staff and with the citizens of Sooke. This will require openness and transparency, a willingness to look into issues with open minds without holding to previous opinions and the ability to pose alternatives rather than just saying no to a recommended course of action. The council will need to consult together, not confront each other, to find the best solutions for the betterment of the community taking into account the views of all the stakeholders involved. Our world leaders have failed to address the systemic issues facing our unsustainable economies and the resulting gross inequalities that will continue to foment conflicts throughout our world. The people of the world have yet to address the overriding problem of over-consumption and its root moral cause â&#x20AC;&#x201C; materialism that underlies such pervasive issues as climate change, pollution, violence and corruption that threaten our world. The most important influence and opportunity we have to mitigate, at least to some degree, the effects of these global crises is to develop a sustainable, resilient region based on co-operation and mutual respect. To realize this opportunity in the coming tumultuous years requires all of us to work together with our municipal council providing a vital unifying role. In voting for candidates, it would, I feel, be better for us to weigh more heavily the qualities of character, the experience and the objectivity of the candidates over and above

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LETTERS Back to school

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From left: Sooke back to schoolers Samy, 7, Ethan, 10, and Ayden, 13 marvelled at all the school busses parked behind Journey Middle School on the last Tuesday before school started. Their favorite subjects are math, lunchtime/recess and phys-ed, respectively. how they stand on particular issues. Don Brown Sooke

Omissions cost taxpayers more The boatlaunch was done by tender which included all waterworks (Sooke News Mirror, Mar. 9 article). How then can there be a need for another $195,000 to complete it? Who gave permission to the contractor to spend this money? It should have been a public process. As for the fence extras, this should be the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility as they agreed to remediate our launch property. Access, parking, gas bar, restaurant deliveries and marina are all using our public land so paying for the fence seems reasonable at this point. Why should the taxpayer come up with this when it was never priced in the first place? The boardwalk work and Ed Macgregor Park all had these mysterious added costs after a price was agreed to. Why is this now a common practice? When a project does not follow the development permit then a public amendment must occur. This was

not done. Herb Haldane Sooke

Error in facts Re: Boat launch costs are as promised, Letters to the Editor, Sooke News Mirror, Aug. 31, 2011 The writer should check his own facts before publicly challenging information presented by others around the controversial boat launch project. Grants from senior levels of government for the boat launch project are not allowed to go towards the purchase of the land for boat launch and access for the new hotel. That was the responsibility of the District of Sooke to purchase the land at the cost of $915,000 and not $320,000 that the writer implied. Rick Kasper Sooke

Horrible road needs repair Something that really irks me, is the poor quality road repair on West Coast Road, between Sooke and the end of Otter Point Road. Why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the individuals who repaired the road, between Sooke and through Saseenos, do the repair? A short while ago, in

your paper, an historian wrote about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good roadâ&#x20AC;? between Sooke and Jordan River. I suggest she takes another drive out to Jordan River. The roads are horrible. There was a poll within BCAA. just recently and it said that the Sooke Highway was one of the worst roads in B.C. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be done once and be done right? P. David Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flynn Shirley

Bad news for fishers Last w e e k â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement of a shutdown of recreational fishing is terrible news for coastal communities. Our company operates a number of businesses on the coast of B.C., including sports fishing resorts and marinas. Several of these businesses will be severely impacted by this closure. Our employees will soon be dealing with guests that are unable to fulfill their plans to fish halibut, guests that in many cases travelled from great distances, at great expense, to have that experience. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also dealing with cancellations. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll no doubt be cutting back staffing levels accordingly, resulting in a ripple effect of lost economic activity for these communities where our employees live, work and spend money.

In difficult economic times, the results of DFOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy are completely contradictory to the Government of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempts to provide economic stimulus! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite simple. The recreational sector, based on its contribution to the economy of Canada, needs more than 12 per cent of the allowable catch. We are by no means advocating higher catch limits than what is prescribed at the beginning of each fishing season for halibut. We just need a bigger slice of the pie to stay in business. Our friends in the commercial sector will also argue that they need to make a living. We wholeheartedly agree. Unfortunately, what has occurred by the protection of this halibut quota is that the quota holders are literally making hundreds of thousands of dollars selling their quota (which was acquired for free) every year. Less than one third of these quota holders actually fish. So in truth DFO is really protecting big business and quota traders, not the livelihoods of commercial fishermen. If things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change, how could we interpret a perpetuation of the existing halibut allocation policy to be anything other than DFO being influenced more by big business and quota traders than by the economic and social needs of thousands in coastal communities? As for DFOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Experimental Fishery,â&#x20AC;? which is essentially the recreational sector paying big business and quota traders for a right to catch some of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;giftedâ&#x20AC;? halibut quota? Surely DFO canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be serious? Lanny Sawchuk Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Oak Bay Marine Group



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LOOKING BACK A trip back through the Sooke News Mirror time machine... Sept. 8, 2010 Full-day kindergarten introduced About 21,000 kindergarten students are starting school this fall, and three elementary schools receiving them will have full-day classes. Saseenos, Sooke Elementary and John Muir Elementary will all have classroom conversions and new classroom space to allow for the expansion. “It’s an investment in early learning,” said Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid during a teleconference call on Aug. 31. We’re very excited.” MacDiarmid said the

provincial government has made a commitment to expand early learning for four to five year olds. Sept. 6, 2006 Consultants hired to create housing policy Sooke District Council voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Don Cameron Associates for the creation of an affordable housing policy during a regular meeting on Aug. 28. The contract is for a maximum of $15,000, to come from the district’s housing reserve fund. The project is expected to require close to four months, and will be completed by White Rock-based Don Cameron, who has over 30 years experi-

ence in management, consulting, teaching, research and organizational development. Working with Cameron will be Kari Huhtala, whose resume includes 25 years of experience in policy planning on topics including land use as well as social and housing policy. Sept. 5, 2001 Sooke man hits jackpot Mark Anderson walked into Buffy’s Pub last month wondering how to put a down payment on a house purchase. He had his answer shortly after. Anderson won $10,004 playing Club Keno on a pick seven quick pick ticket costing two dollars.

“We didn’t have enough money to put a down payment on a house so we went to Buffy’s to scratch our heads and pout a bit,” he said of himself and his wife Theresa. The Andersons, who have two grown children and a grandchild, used some of the money to take friends to a concert in Victoria. But the majority of winnings have allowed them to achieve a longtime dream of owning a home. Sept. 4, 1996 EMCS gets a facelift Thousands of people crammed into the halls of Edward Milne Community School Saturday to say goodbye to the old building and usher in the new one.

Violin Lessons in Sooke The original school will soon be levelled to make way for a playing field. “It’s fantastic,” said Laurie Wilson, the valedictorian of the Class of ‘47, after browsing through the new $19.6 million facility. “I never thought our little school would grow up to become this.” In Wilson’s day, a school of this size would hardly be needed. There were only five people in the graduating class: Wilson, Joan Zipp (Rumsby), Gwen Farmer (Jenner), Audrey Wilson (Sullivan) and Merle Proteau (Forrest).

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT MEETING District of Sooke Bylaw No. 480, Sign Regulation Bylaw, 2011

NOTICE is hereby given that Council will hold a Public Input meeting in the Council Chambers, District of Sooke Municipal Hall, 2225 Otter Point Road on MONDAY, September 12th at 7:00 pm. All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaw at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public input meeting. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Bylaw No. 480, District of Sooke, Sign Regulation Bylaw, 2011 The purpose of this bylaw is to designate Sign Regulation Bylaw (Sign Bylaw) for the whole area of the District of Sooke. The intent of the Sign Bylaw is to: (a) Encourage the effective and equitable use of signs as a means of identifying businesses and services; (b) Encourage the effective use of signs as a means of communication; (c) Enhance the appearance of the Municipality by regulating the size, height, design and location of permitted signs; (d) Apply the sign regulations in a fair and consistent manner; (e) Protect the public from the dangers of inferior sign construction and from nuisance or hazards arising from improperly maintained, repaired or sited signs; (f) Regulate the construction, maintenance, repair, replacement and removal of signs; and (g) Regulate the issuance of sign permits. Copies of these proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be: •

Victoria Regional Transit Commission

Please call 778-425-3300 Email epamcdougall@gmail.com

2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca

Victoria Regional Transit

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• Anne McDougall, MMus • Concert Master Sooke Philharmonic • 36 yrs. teaching in Edmonton • Performed Professionally with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and Edmonton Symphony; String Department Head, Alberta College Conservatory, 2002-4 • Studied with Norman Nelson and Sally Thomas • Lessons available for children and adults of all levels.

inspected at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, commencing from the date of this Notice (August 31, 2011); and Viewed and downloaded at the District of Sooke website www.sooke.ca at any time.

If you have questions or comments about the Sign Bylaw, please contact the Planning Department at 250-642-1634 or send an e-mail to info@sooke.ca.


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NEWS • 11

What’s Up in Sooke This Week Sat. Thurs. Fri. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. September 10 September 11 September 12 September 13 September 8 September 9 September 7 AL-ANON MEETING For friends and families of alcoholics. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 7110 West Coast Rd. Call 250-642-3978 for more information.

GOLF TOURNAMENT Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at DeMamiel Creek Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. 250-642-6112 for tickets.

TOASTMASTERS Sooke Harbour Toastmasters meet every Wednesday upstairs at Village Foods from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to get their public speaking on!

55+ CLUB Join Karen at Peoples Drug Mart every second Thursday for coffee, cake prizes and friends. Fifteen per cent discount on most products for guests today.

PUBLIC HEARING RE: JDF land use bylaw for Marine Trail Holdings dev. 5 p.m. at EMCS.

VITAL VITTLES Free lunch every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road. Everyone welcome. MAMMOGRAPHY The mobile screening unit will be at the Sooke Health Unit at 2145 Townsend Road on Sept. 7, 8 and 9. Book an appointment ahead of time by calling 1-800663-9203.

COUNTRY MARKET Today on Otter Point Road at Eustace. MEAT DRAW Every Saturday at the Sooke Legion at 3 p.m. Tickets are a dollar each. Good luck!

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

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

SCHOOL’S IN Children are out in full force—drivers are reminded to slow down in school zones and watch for kids on the streets.

BEACH ART Drop by Whiffin Spit and build something! Registration at the spit until 12 p.m.

YOUTH CLINIC At Harbour Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. For more info call 250+642-4233. HEARING SEMINAR From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. upstairs at Village Foods, hosted by Connect Hearing Sooke Clinic. FREE, RSVP by calling 250-642-6602.

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SOOKE SKATING CLUB Learn to skate at SEAPARC, registration from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE For our flyer effective Sept. 2 - 8/11. Page 3: The photos of the Huggies items are not correct. They should be Huggies Pullups or Goodnites Mega Packs. Page 15: The description for the HP printer is not correct. It should be: HP 1000 Single Function Printer, #30050744. Page 17: The description for the Blackberry is not correct. It should be: TELUS Blackberry Torch 9810. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Pregnant? Live in the Sooke Area? We offer the following Prenatal Services: Group Classes for the expectant mother and her partner that cover everything you need to know to prepare for labour, childbirth and your new baby. Next set of classes start September 2011. Additional support services offering one-to-one appointments, free prenatal vitamins, food vouchers, and bus tickets. Ongoing registration. Please call Sooke Family Resource Society 250-642-5152 Or visit 2145 Townsend Rd, Sooke

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12 • NEWS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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LETTERS

Easy does it

Happy Wrong facts voices need The letter entitled to be heard “Boat launch costs Con’d from page 9

are as promised,” in the Sooke News Mirror of Aug. 31, written by Myke Colbert (aka Moonfist), cannot go without comment. Moonfist likes to lap up the flavour of the day as served up by Sooke Council and staff, and declare it the best of all things. As unwelcome as it will be, I have some advice for him. We have had enough puppets sit at the council table, voting how and when they are told. If Moonfist is serious about a run for council then best he start doing some thinking for himself, and stop being an echo for those who would use him. He begins his letter with the statement in support of last week’s comments by the CAO, reference the costs of the boat launch being on target. Alas, by the time his support hit the paper, the CAO was telling us another $335,000 would be required. Oh well, nice try, Moonfist. He makes matters worse with his explanation of how the boat launch property was purchased with 35-cent dollars, which of course is utter nonsense. It was purchased with 915,000 real dollars, and that may very well be a low figure. I do agree with him that it represents an ‘incredible’ administration of public funds, although I am quite sure we have a different interpretation of the word. Finally, to Moonfist I have this to say with reference to his challenge that he would welcome anyone to walk the parking area with him to get a true reading of things: He has insulted my intelligence and my integrity, and I accept this challenge. I see nothing less than tape measures at 20 paces on a morning when the site is shrouded in mist, and our seconds are standing at the ready to tend us when we fall. I wonder if there has ever been a duel in Sooke’s history. Where is Elida when we need her? Seriously, Moonfist, name the day and the time! You will need a second! Gail Hall Sooke

Responsible communications are the responsibility of all parties involved in communicating. Humanity is at the beginning of an era of technological communicating that is making its mark on the world. The ability to communicate in writing over the internet and social media is developing at such a rate that it must be respected. It is something to be utilized, appreciated and seen for what it really is… a tool. Some people use commentary websites, blogs, as places to share wonderful things, others to vent and push opinions. Many feel that writing in a public manner gives their messages credo and authenticates whatever they say. This is not the case and the society of our community suffers these bites and claws as necessary on the road to wherever we end up. These are in fine print on the back of the price tag of what you get with “Freedom of Speech.” Laws are such that we are obliged to follow them. Including Intellectual Property Law. Websites that use logos that belong to the incorporated entity of the District of Sooke are breaking trademark laws. To claim right of use of such things and make claims to Copyright “fair dealing” is an evasion of reality. Copyright and trademarks are related, yet not the same. I urge all citizens’ groups to be proper. Let’s communicate openly and shine a bright light on things. Let’s all be proper and not just demand it of others. Let us expect of each other positive reinforcement and help building worthy things in our beautiful District of Sooke. Not stop from being built! Please write more letters of encouragement to our newspapers. The happy voices need to be heard and they need to be heard asking for what they want and expect. Moonfist Myke Colbert Sooke

Submitted photo

The Sooke Slow Food Cycle (SSFC) held a planning session at the Sunriver Community Garden last Tuesday, Aug. 30. Pictured in the first shot is (from left) Sooke Transition Town’s Michael Tacon, Juan de Fuca Cycling Coalition’s Stephen Hindrichs, Sooke Slow Food Cycle director Lee Hindrichs and workshop participant Carol Harding from Winterbourne Farm in Sooke. At far right is SSFC volunteer Ben Hircock on his unicycle. Community groups sharing a sustainable live/work/eat locally philosophy are banding together to present the first Sooke Slow Food Cycle (SSFC) on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Sooke. The half-day event will allow riders to choose between two routes beginning at the Sooke Harbour House.

Capital Regional District Notice of Advance Voter Registration & Availability of List of Registered Electors

2011 General Local Election Public notice is hereby given that Advance Voter Registration closes on September 27, 2011 for Capital Regional District (CRD) Lists of Registered Electors for: ä-XDQGHFuca Electoral Area äSalt Spring Island Electoral Area ä6Ruthern Gulf Islands Electoral Area (Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Saturna and Piers Islands) CRD Lists of Registered Electors are used for voting for Electoral Area Directors, referenda, School District Trustees and Islands Trust Trustees in the CRD. Elector Qualifications Resident Elector - If you are 18 years or older on voting day (November 19, 2011), are a Canadian Citizen, have resided in British Columbia for six months and in your community for 30 days (the residency qualifications are set out in the Local Government Act), you are entitled to vote as a Resident Elector. Non-Resident Property Elector - If you are 18 years or older on voting day (November 19, 2011), are a Canadian Citizen, have resided in British Columbia for six months, have owned and held registered title to property within the boundaries of the local community for 30 days, do not qualify as a Resident Elector, you may vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector provided that you: a) have registered on or before September 27, 2011, or b) register at the time of voting (note that Certificates to Register as a Non-Resident Property Elector are no longer required). The following information is required at the time of application: äD recent land title registration of the real property (may be obtained at the Land Title Office) or property tax notice, showing the names of all the registered owners, äSLHces of identification (one must have a signature), and äLQWKHFDVHof more than one owner of the property, a completed consent form, signed by the majority of the owners, designating you as the person entitled to vote for the property. Please Note: ä2QOy one Non-Resident Property Elector may vote per property regardless of the number of owners. ä1R corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector, and no corporation is entitled to vote. ä,QGLYLGXals who are on title with corporations are not entitled to register or vote. Individuals who own an undivided interest in land on which the balance is held by a corporation are not entitled to vote. You may register on voting day if you meet the elector qualifications set out above. For information about registering as a Resident or NonResident Property Elector call 250.360.3129. Port Renfrew and Gulf Island residents may call toll free, 1.800.663.4425, local 3129. List of Registered Electors The preliminary Lists of Registered Electors will be available, upon signature, for viewing at the CRD offices listed below from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, unless otherwise noted. You may also call the offices to enquire whether your name is on a CRD List of Registered Electors: äLegislative Services – 250.360.3129, 625 Fisgard St., Victoria, BC ä-XDQGHFuca Electoral Area Planning & Building Inspection – 250.642.1500, #2 – 6868 West Coast Rd., Sooke, BC ä%XLOGLQJ,QVSHFtion – 250.629.3424, 4605 Bedwell Harbour Rd. (Driftwood Centre), North Pender Island, BC (8:30am - Noon) ä%XLOGLQJ,QVSHFtion – 250.537.2711, #206-118 Fulford Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC. Following the close of Advance Voter Registration and beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2011, until the close of general voting, a copy of the final Lists of Registered Electors will be available, upon signature, for public inspection at the CRD offices listed above. An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the List in accordance with S.63 (protection of privacy) of the Local Government Act. Objection to Registration of an Elector An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the List of Registered Electors may be made to the CRD Corporate Officer, PO Box 1000, Victoria, BC, V8W 2S6, in accordance with the Local Government Act, until 4:00pm on October 14, 2011. An objection must be made in writing, may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the CRD, and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the CRD. Dated this 4th day of September, 2011 Thomas F. Moore, Chief Election Officer


SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011

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Reader’s Photo of the Week Linda Brogan took this foggy shot at Billings Spit. 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. We will publish as space permits.

LIFESTYLES • 13

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Back to school lunch ideas Science says that well-nourished children learn better, behave better and feel better, so ensuring that snacks and lunches are nutritious is important. A Healthy Breakfast: A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. The energy received from a nutritious morning meal is what jump starts our body and brain, and allows children to focus and learn easier in the classroom. Try to include three of the four food groups from Canada’s Food Guide. http://www. hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/foodguide-aliment/indexeng.php Here are some examples: - An egg, slice of whole grain toast, sliced tomatoes. - Whole grain toast with peanut butter and sliced banana. - Yogurt, granola and fruit. - Breakfast smoothie made with yogurt or alternative, and your favourite frozen fruit. Healthy Snacks: Snacking throughout the day at set times will help to keep children’s blood sugar more stable, and provide lasting energy at break times and focused learning in the classroom. • When planning snacks for your children, try to use whole foods as much as possible, limiting the amount of pre-packaged, processed foods in your child’s lunches. Here are some examples: - Yogurt with fresh fruit - Sliced apple with

cheese - Banana bread with cream cheese - Carrots with hummus or bean dip - Hardboiled egg with sliced cucumber - Small homemade bran muffin with orange wedges Healthy Lunches: Packing lunches can be challenging for families. Some ideas: - Sandwiches are classic. Start with whole grain bread and choose your fillings: - Tuna and egg salad - add celery, radishes and green onion for extra crunch. - Chicken salad - add apples, celery and curry spice. - Veggie - add hummus, avocado and/or cheese to make them more filling. - Salads are a great way to shake things up: - Pasta salad - add cubes of cheese and/or leftover meat or alternatives with plenty of veggies! - Taco salad - add lean

ground beef, lettuce, tomato, grated cheese and salsa.

-Leftovers. - Above all get the kids to drink water.

Have You Got Bottles?

Upcoming Public Meetings Regular Council Monday, September 12, 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

Have You Got Drive?

Nominations for District of Sooke Council

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Nomination packages for the 2011 Municipal Election are available at the District of Sooke Municipal office, 2205 Otter Point Road. Completed nomination documents will be accepted during the nomination period from 9:00 am, Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 to 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011.

for a school trip...Maybe you need new equipment for your Baseball team, or would like to support a local charity? We can help you!

For more information, please contact Tom Moore, Chief Election Officer at 250-472-0059 or Bonnie Sprinkling, Deputy Election Officer at 250-642-1620.

Sooke Bottle Depot Want to raise money

The Sooke Bottle Depot Would like to help you with your bottle drive! Bottle drives are a proven fund raiser! Not only will we provide you with all the information you require to run a successful drive, but we will provide the bags and a sorting area for your convenience! So drop into

The Sooke Bottle Depot For More Information! We pay full deposit on ready to drink beverages except Milk and Milk Products...also, full deposits on Wine and Spirit Bottles and all Imported Beer Bottles!

Voters List The District of Sooke uses the provincial voter's list for municipal elections, which is based on election registration data from both the provincial and federal voters lists. Elections BC maintains and updates the voters lists between elections. To verify you are on the voters list or to register a change of address, contact Elections BC at 250-387-5305 or 1-800-661-8683. You may also register online at www.elections.bc.ca . If you have not updated your registration information prior to general voting day, an election official can process a change of address or registration updates at the voting location. Please ensure you bring identification. For more information click the ELECTION icon on the District of Sooke webpage.

We are Located at 2032 Idlemore Road, Sooke B.C.

Do you have questions about running for Council in the upcoming Local Government Election?

Phone: 250-744-8906 and leave a message!

Do you have questions about Local Government? Come to the C o u ncil Can didat e S emina r to be held in the Council Chambers at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

COUNCIL CANDIDATE SEMINAR Presented by Roycroft Consulting Services *Personalized Services & Memorial Receptions * Pre-Arrangments Available 250-478-4467 #104 - 3212 Jacklin at Sooke Road

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm District of Sooke Council Chambers 2205 Otter Point Road


14 • COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Nominate a volunteer Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards The best solutions to the challenges facing Canada’s communities are often found locally. For this reason, in January 2011, the prime minister announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-forprofit organizations in improving the well-being of families and their communities. If you know a volunteer, innovative notfor-profit organization or a local business that makes a positive impact on your community, you can nominate them today! The deadline for nominations is midnight (EDT) on Sept. 9, 2011. Nominations submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the deadline. • All nominees must have contributed to addressing social chal-

lenges in their community. • Political and public advocacy work are excluded. Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony which will be held in the winter and their achievements will be profiled. All award recipients will receive a medal, a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards pin and a letter of congratulations from the prime minister. In addition, regional award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant. National award recipients will be eligible to identify a notfor-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant. In order to be eligible to receive a grant, grant recipients must be not-for-profit organizations, including registered charities, helping improve life outcomes for people with disabilities, children and families, and other vulnerable populations. For further information call 1-877-825-0434 or send an email to the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards at infopmva@hrsdc.gc.ca.

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Sunny August ups monthly record

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FREE HEARING SEMINAR How is your hearing working for you?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Overall this summer was like listening to a nice opera, but the sopranos only arrived for the second act â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the Prima Donna must have missed the ferryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. ~ Anne McCarthy

is the ninth warmest average minimum. â&#x20AC;˘ Mean temperature of 17.0 was above the normal of 16.4.

August of 2011 brought more of a summer feel. While June had no days with temperatures above 25 degrees C, and July only one, August brought out the sunbathers with 4 days of warmth. However there were no days with temperatures above 30.

Rainfall of 11.4 mm was below the normal 23.9 mm. This is not really outstanding since August rainfalls vary greatly. Over 25 of the past 72 years have had less than 12.0 mm. More noteworthy was that all the rain fell in one day. In the past 72 years, only 5 years have had less than 2 days with rain.

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Sunshine Total monthly sunshine of 333.5 hours is above the normal of 290.4 hours. This is the 11th sunniest on record.

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www.sookenewsmirror.com Pirjo Raits photo

Big Eyes Lucas stands behind the scarecrow he helped make at the season-ender for the Sooke Children’s Garden Club. See all of the photos taken by out photographers thos week on the Sooke News Mirror website at: www. s o o k e n e w s m i r ro r. com, click on Photo Store/Gallery on the top right hand corner of the web page.

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2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca DISTRICT OF SOOKE DISTRICT OF SOOKE NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

NOTICE NOMINATION NOTICE OF OF NOMINATION GENERALLOCAL LOCAL ELECTIONS - 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS - 2011 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of the District of Sooke that nominations for the offices of Mayor and six (6) Councillors will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or a designated person, at the offices of the District of Sooke, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, B.C., V9Z 1J2, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, the Fourth (4th) day of October, 2011 and 4:00 P.M. on Friday, the Fourteenth (14th) day of October 2011, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends, and during that period the nomination documents shall only be received on regular office days and hours. Should anyone wish to file nomination documents in other than office hours, arrangements may be made by phoning Tom Moore, Chief Election Officer at 250-472-0059 or Bonnie Sprinkling, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-642-1620. A Mayor and six (6) Councillors will be elected for a three (3) year term commencing December 2011 and terminating in 2014 after the election held in accordance with the legislation in the Local Government Act (2014): The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows: •

Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the District of Sooke. The nomination documents shall be in the form prescribed in the Local Government Act and shall state the name and residence of the person nominated in such a manner as to sufficiently identify such candidate. The nomination documents shall be subscribed to by the candidate.

At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidate shall also file with the Chief Election Officer or a person designated by the Chief Election Officer a written disclosure, as required under the Financial Disclosure Act.

Copies of all forms (nomination documents) are available at the offices of the District of Sooke, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, B.C. during regular business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday – excluding Statutory holidays and weekends, or by phoning Tom Moore, Chief Election Officer at 250472-0059 or Bonnie Sprinkling, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-642-1620.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Given under my hand at Victoria, B.C. this 7th of September, 2011. Thomas F. Moore, Chief Election Officer


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2011 SOOKE FALL FAIR PROGRAM OF EVENTS Friday, September 9: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm : 8:30 pm :

Drop off Jr. & Adult Entries at Sooke Community Hall (Except Animals) All Exibitors Must Leave Hall

Saturday, September 10: 8:30 am : 9:00 am : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm : 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm : 2:00 pm : 3:00 pm : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm : 5:00 pm :

Adult and Junior Animal Entries received Judging Takes Place SideStep Skateboard Demo - Eustace Rd. Fair Open to Public Apple Identification BC Fruit Testers Opening Ceremonies Great Sookeini Race Mad Science Show Pick up Junior & Adult Animal Entries

Sunday, September 11: 9:00 am - 11:00 am : 10:00 am : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm : 11:30 am - 12:30 Noon : 1:00 pm : 2:30 pm : 3:30 pm : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm :

Pancake Breakfast - Dining Room Drop off Junior and Adult Animal Entries Fair Open to Public Carol Cave Dancers Pet Parade - Eustace Rd. Pick up Junior and Adult Animal Entries Junior & Adult Awards Ceremony Prize Money Pick up - Dining Room Pick up all Entries

Thank-you for all your support. If you have any questions, please contact Candace Linde at

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3-D relief shows watershed Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

The clock is ticking on the completion of the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre in a few weeks, and there is going to a tiny new attraction during the grand opening. A true-to-scale fourfoot 3-D relief map of the Sooke watershed was built for the centre by longtime Sooke model hobbyist Allan Hornsby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elida (Peers) wanted it as an exhibition for the opening day of the restoration society,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She knew I did scenic model railways so she asked me if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to do this.â&#x20AC;? Hornsbyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a retired Xerox technicianâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;accepted, despite never having built a relief map before, let alone a three-dimensional one displaying mountain ranges, roadways and salmon-bearing creeks in the region. After acquiring a map of the area from the CRD, he then set out to do some research on how to get the ball rolling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went on the Internet and found some basic

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Model hobbyist Allan Hornsby stands with the 3-D Sooke watershed relief map that he built in his garage for the opening of the Charters RIver Salmon Interpretive Centre next month. It took Hornsby 180 hours to complete the highly-detailed project. details, but they were mostly small school projects that had been posted. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find any details from professional map makers, I guess they keep the information to themselves,â&#x20AC;? he said, laughing. Instead, he just started at sea level and worked his way up. Constructed in his garage out of styrofoam, modelling paste and paint, the first thing he had to do was build a custom hot wire cutter that would allow precise incisions in the styrofoam without exces-

sive melting. He actually built two cutters, one for the contouring, and one to make the delicate medium more manageable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had needed quarter-inch styrofoam and we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find any,â&#x20AC;? said Hornsby, who had a friend locate some half-inch which needed to be sliced down in size. That, and cutting out the hills and ridges, took up the majority of the 180 volunteer hours he put into the project. Quite detailed, the relief shows water

sources, Sooke Road and even the Galloping Goose Trail. It starts at the Sooke Basin and ends with the Sooke Hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another four feet to go on, but it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be ready until next year.â&#x20AC;? The extension will go all the way to Shawnigan Lake, said Hornsby. The project was originally designed to be a diorama, but wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have included enough of the watershed to be demonstrative of what they were doing, he added.

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Have your say BC Talks Gaming Grants Dan Ross photo

Sooke rep to NY games Victoria Fire Department firefighters (L-R) Jamie Lund, a Saanich resident, Todd Harris, a Victoria resident and Jeremy Wilson, a Sooke resident, are off to compete in the World Police and Fire Games in New York.

9th Annual Fundraising

Golf Tournament and Dinner

Thursday September 8 DeMamiel Creek Golf Course Registration and Check In 11:45 Shot Gun Start 1:00 9 Holes Dinner to Follow Tickets $50 each

When BC talks, you have e a say. e review of Take an active role in the munity British Columbia’s Community nd help Gaming Grant system and ange. Be bring about positive change. part of this important discussion. +RWHO*UDQG3DFLÀF 463 Belleville St. Victoria, B.C. September 8, 2011 8:30 am – 12:30 pm For more information about consultations in your area visit www. communitygaming grantreview.gov.bc.ca or call 855-808-6995.

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BIKE RODEO ~ Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10:30am-2pm, Edward Milne Community School Family education on bike saftey hosted by Sooke Harbourside Lions ~ Join us for fun time while brushing up on safety skills & rules of the road by navigating a special obstacle course. Mechanic on-site from Sooke Mountain Cycle will give free minor tune up ~ Bikes must have brakes and be safe to ride, helmets must be worn when riding the course. Tour de Rock tshirts, hats, light snacks and drinks for sale.

ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION ~ Saturday, Sept. 24th, 6:30pm Sooke Legion - Upstairs Dinner at 7pm ~ Silent and live auctions, cash bar ~ Tickets $25 each, available at the Bike Rodeo or contact Carolynn for more information and tickets 250.216.0286

Contact South Vancouver Island Community Fundraising Co-ordinator, Glenda Turner Cell: 250.893.4757 ~ Email: gturner@bc.cancer.ca visit us on: www.facebook.com/CopsforCancerBC OR follow us on twitter: @cancersocietybc and mention #CopsforCancerBC www.tourderock.ca OR text FIGHT to 45678 to make a $5 donation* *terms at mobilegiving.ca


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2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday September 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaws: Bylaw No. 504, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-91) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 504, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (270-91) is to amend the zoning on the property at 6826 Grant Road West, PID 006-749-372, from Village Residential Zone (R-1) to Medium Density Multi-Family Residential Zone (RM-3). Pirjo Raits photo

Scary scarecrows Sooke Harbourside Lions and Rotary members took part in some scarecrow building at the end of the Children’s Garden Club season at Annie Boquist’s home. Some of the scarecrows will be entered in the Sooke Fall Fair scarecrow competition.

2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke Phone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 email: info@sooke.ca website: www.sooke.ca

Bylaw No. 505, 6826 Grant Road West Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 2011 The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 505 is to authorize a Phased Development at 6826 Grant Road West under Bylaw No. 504. The property owner/developer, Dave Gardiner and Andrea Buchan, have agreed to enter into the agreement for a period of ten years. The Phased Development Agreement provides for the assignment of the agreement to a subsequent owner of the land that is identified in the agreement, and the conditions under which the assignment may occur. The nature of the development that is the subject of phased development agreement is that: 1. The amenities to be provided are one or more of the following: parks and trail development, waterfront walkway, affordable housing, open space (in addition to statutory park dedications), day care facilities (not for profit), public art, park equipment, ALR acquisitions, community gardens, parking structures, performing arts facility, green infrastructure, beautification projects, and preservation of heritage structures, having in the aggregate a market value not exceeding $5,000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 4.43 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, in the locations and in accordance with standards approved in writing by the District’s Municipal Planner and Municipal Engineer.

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The amenity contribution shall be based on the maximum residential density. Affordable housing units and units obtained through density bonus provisions are exempt from the maximum residential density calculations.

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The Developer shall at its sole cost design, install, plant and construct the following works, services and other things: (a) Pending Council approval, the owner may purchase any surplus right-of-way (Grant Road West) fronting the Land from the Municipality. The required frontage to be determined by lining up the front property line with the existing frontage on 6838 Grant Road West. (b) A detailed erosion and sediment control plan to be submitted to the District for review prior to commencement of any construction. (c) A detailed storm water management design to be completed and constructed prior to the issuance of building permits on the land. (d) A covenant to be registered on the land with respect to the maintenance of the onsite storm water system and the onsite sanitary sewer system. (e) Considering the proposed density of this rezoning, a traffic impact assessment (TIA) will be required. The TIA to determine the impacts on surrounding highways, and the improvements required to handle the proposed additional traffic. All costs related to the design and construction of the required improvements will be borne by the developer. (f) Frontage improvements to match the frontage at 6838 Grant Road West. With 7.5m asphalt width from the existing road centerline (3.5m lane, 2.5m parking bays and 1.5m bike lane), 2m gravelled trail and ornamental street lighting (cyclone CY1507). (g) Driveway within public property is to be hard surfaced to the property line. Easement(s) required for shared access(es) with 6838 Grant Road. (h) Install screening fence along the east side and rear property lines. (i) Water infrastructure is to be capable of providing fire flows to Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) requirements. (j) Provide Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Fire flow Calculations completed by a qualified professional. Applicant to coordinate directly with CRD Water Services to ensure that the hydrant(s) can provide adequate fire flows to meet the requirements based on the provided calculations. (k) Landscaping along the frontage to complement the landscaping at 6838 Grant Road West (l) Sanitary sewerage is to be provided at Service Level 2. Sanitary sewer design to provide for the opportunity for inclusion into the Sewer Specified SUBJECT PROPERTY MAP File: PLN00284 Area of neighbouring properties where possible. 3 13 210 9 Sanitary sewer is to be designed and constructed 8 1 14 as per the Sewer serviceability study. 7 210

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaw: Bylaw No. 493, Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-1). The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 493 is to amend Bylaw No. 400, Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2010 by deleting the Rural Residential designation on Map – 1 Schedule “A” Official Community Plan Land Use and Map 1D – East Sooke from the property legally described as (PID 000-246-221) Section 77, Sooke District, Except Those Parts in Plans 76 RW, 1204 OS and VIP58518, also known as Grouse Nest, and shown outlined on Schedule “A” of the bylaw; and by deleting both the Rural Residential and Comprehensive Development designations on Map – 1 Schedule “A” Official Community Plan Land Use and Map 1D – East Sooke) from a portion of the property legally described as (PID 000-246-247) That Part of Section 76, Sooke District, Lying to the West of a Straight Boundary Extending From SE Corner, Section 124 to Point Southerly Boundary of Section 76 Distant 719.2 Feet Easterly from NW Corner, Section 131, Except Parts within Boundaries of Plans 76 RW, 1204 OS and 11147, also known as Roche Cove Park, and as shown as outlined in black on Schedule “B” of the bylaw, and then designating that same portion as Park (P). SCHEDULE A

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Head to the beach and create some art, have some fun Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

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t could be a monster, a dragon or a sea creature of some kind. Whatever it is, it must be fashioned in a few hours. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Sooke Community Arts Council is encouraging families to come out to Whiffin Spit for the annual Beach Art competition. What it is is an opportunity for creative minds to build an art piece out of found objects along Whiffin Spit. There is always flotsam and jetsam that can be worked into a creation. In past years people have used seaweed, driftwood, dog’s lost balls, old running shoes, rocks and bits and pieces of washed up “things” to embellish their art pieces. “They have to use anything found on the beach, they are not allowed to bring anything in,” said Marion Desrochers, spokesperson for the Sooke CAC. “We encourage everyone to take part, businesses as well.”

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2011 General Local Election Public Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Areas in the Capital Regional District that nominations for the office of Electoral Area Director will be received between 9:00am, Tuesday, October 4, 2011 and 4:00pm, Friday, October 14, 2011. During that period the nomination documents shall only be received during regular office hours, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, excluding statutory holidays, by a person designated by the Chief Election Officer at the Capital Regional District, Legislative Services Dept., 5th Floor, 625 Fisgard St., Victoria, B.C. Should anyone wish to file nomination documents in other than office hours, arrangements may be made by phoning the Chief Election Officer at 250.472.0059. Representation for the Electoral Areas will be as listed below and shall be for a 3-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating in 2014 after the election held in accordance with the legislation in the Local Government Act (2014): ä Juan de Fuca Electoral Area One Director ä Salt Spring Island Electoral Area One Director ä Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area One Director (Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, Saturna, South Pender and Piers Islands) Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the Electoral Area in which the candidate is running for office. The nomination documents shall be in the form prescribed in the Local Government Act and shall state the name and residence of the person nominated in such a manner as to sufficiently identify such candidate. The nomination documents shall be subscribed to by the candidate. At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidate shall also file with the Chief Election Officer or a person designated by the Chief Election Officer a written disclosure as required under the Financial Disclosure Act. Further information on the requirements and procedures for making a nomination and copies of all forms are available at: ä Capital Regional District, Legislative Services Dept., 625 Fisgard St., Victoria, B.C. Tel: 250.360.3128, or toll free 1.800.663.4425, local 3128 for Port Renfrew and Gulf Island residents; äRUby calling the Chief Election Officer at 250.472.0059. Dated this 4th day of September, 2011 Thomas F. Moore, Chief Election Officer

She said that teams, made up of a number of people, often compete, making it a really fun day on the beach in the fresh air. Desrochers said it File photo

The second place winner of the Beach Art competition in 2010.

is the fourth annual Beach Art event and people have responded quite well to the challenge. “We had quite a few people last year,” she said. “It’s a family affair, that’s what’s nice about it, they can do things together.” Registration takes

place at noon and the competition ends around 2 p.m. A couple of judges will look over the creations and award prizes to basically everyone, although some will have the honour of being first, second and third winners. All you have to do is show up at Whiffin Spit,

register and get creative. The event takes place during the same time frame as the popular and well-attended 98th Annual Sooke Fall Fair at the Sooke Community Hall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11.

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It’s autumn and that usually means that everything becomes ripe at once. If you happen to have fruit trees it becomes urgent to pick all of the fruit before it either falls to the ground or rots. For the past three years, the Sooke Food CHI has responded to concerns about wasted food and initiated the fruit tree project. The project accepts requests from property owners in the Sooke region to have someone come out and pick the fruit off their trees. “It seems like a really good idea,” says Don Moloney, one of the volunteers for the project. “I’m volunteering my time on this one, I’m taking September off.” He said they are looking for anyone who has fruit trees that will not be picked with the fruit going to waste. “We will come in and do the picking,” he said. “One-third of the fruit goes to the owner, onethird to the volunteer pickers and one-third to charities, like the food bank and seniors’ centres. It’s a win situation all around.” He said the pickers come with all the equipment they need to do

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Don Moloney picks some apples fromhhis own tree. He is in charge of the Fruit Tree Project where volunteers pick ripe fruit for those who cannot. Plums also go bad the job. One of the reasons pretty quickly, so they for not allowing tree need to be picked just fruit to go to waste as they ripen. If you turn the apple is that fruit is a bear attractant. Bears will in your hands a quarcome into a yard with a ter-turn (while on the fruit tree in it and climb tree) it will fall into your hands when it is ready. up and eat the fruit. Moloney has fruit “The bears get the short end of the stick,” trees on his property said Moloney. “They and he had rented a get shot if relocation apple press/crusher and would like to see doesn’t work.” The fruit is coming one purchased so that in a little later this year others could use it for a with the cool spring we small fee to press their own apples for cider, had, said Moloney. “I would like to see How do you tell when the fruit is ready workshops on preto pick? Moloney said serving food,” he said. that with plums you “Food CHI is all about watch the colour and not wasting food.” When not putterwhen they are nice and purple they are ready. ing away on his own

property in September, Moloney is busy organizing the livestock section of the Sooke Fall Fair (Sept. 10-11). He said there are some changes this year which include talks on keeping backyard chickens and what they need, etc. Different speakers will inform others on issues like rare and unusual breeds, building pens, feed, etc. On Sunday, Sept. 11, a swap and shop willtake place at the fall fair with breeders coming in to buy, sell and giveaway chickens. The giveaways, said Moloney, are usually roosters. “Most of them are called “Stew” but some are too special,” he said. It is a good way to meet the different breeders and producers and to see the breeds available. “They have a great store of information — different chickens for different reasons.” Moloney is trying to get more livestock into the fall fair. “The Sooke Fall Fair could really use them, it doesn’t cost much to enter and the children love them. We’re slowly trying to build it up.” For mmore information or to get your fruit picked, call Don Moloney at 250-642-3096 or email: don_sturning@ hotmail.com.

Summer Camp gives Sooke kids a step up in learning Thanks to the generous support of the community, Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) Society held its first, and hopefully annual, Play and Learn Summer Camp. Kids from grades 1 to 3 spent four intensive weeks from July 11 to August 5 practicing their reading, writing and math skills by morning and enjoying learning focused field trips by afternoon. Field trips included the Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney, the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo and the Sooke Region Museum. Camper Vivian (age 6) says she had lots of fun. “I liked making new friends, the reading and the field trips!” Ciaran (age 9) said “I liked doing the math sheets, and I really liked watching movies in the big theatre!” The summer program received 40 applicants but only had the funding to fill 25 spots. Costs per child worked out to approximately $660. Tuition was free to the participants and healthy snacks and meals were provided. The intent of the program was to address reading and math falloff that tends to happen over the

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Enjoying the Play and Learn Summer Camp are (left to right), Elizabeth, Elayna and Erin. summer months by giving kids a refresher midway through the summer break. “The community really pulled together to support this project” Heather Walsh, Community School Coordinator at EMCS. “School Trustee Bob Phillips volunteered to help raise funds and our local businesses were very supportive.” Without the generous help of donorsn this program would not

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MISSING from Port Renfrew Marina on Aug 28 or 29, 17’ orange & white (1980) Hurston hard top with 70 hp Evinrude & 15 hp Evinrude kicker. Boat was on a Road Runner trailer with no fenders. Contact Sooke or Lake Cowichan RCMP. REWARD

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Marquise Group is looking for Cooks for the Victoria area. F/T, P/T and casual positions available. Previous cooking experience in a healthcare setting preferred. Food Safe Level 2 required. Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check & TB Test. Please e-mail resumes to: 891.marquise@ hiredesk.net or fax: 604-214-8526

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FITZ-PATRICK Donald John passed away suddenly at Royal Jubilee Hospital, with Betty at his side on August 21, 2011 at the age of 75. A very special thank you to Dr. Anton Rabien, Dr Tracy Forsberg and staff. To the Otter Point Rescue team and the Sooke Ambulance paramedics for their timely and gracious service. To Terry, Pat, and Tim McNamara for being so supportive in times of need. Thank you Colleen.

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SALMON HATCHERY Technician. Quatse River Hatchery, Port Hardy. Full time position, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology diploma or equivalent facility experience. Assets include Swift water rescue, First aid, species identification, valid drivers license, public tours and good physical health. Reply to: Ken Fuller NVISEA Manager P: 250-949-9022 nvisea@island.net F: 250-949-5195 Job closes Sept. 12/11 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1 800 647 7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403 647 2763

KURT LEROY TRUCKING LTD, in Campbell River, has a job opening for a self-starter OFFICE ASSISTANT. Prefer knowledge in logging and trucking industry. Proficient in data entry, custom software, payroll production and cycle time reports. Reporting to our certified accountants and owners. Wage negotiable + benefits. Full-time, Mon.-Fri., 9:30-5:30. Please fax resumes and drivers’ abstract (250)2879914.

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Sooke’s Dakoda Whitten above, takes a photo with the bronze medal he received with his B.C. softball teammates at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. Right, he waits for a pitch in the batter’s box. Whitten was the youngest invitee to the games.

his performance during drills and simulation games at the camp. “It was mostly arm exercises, and lots of running and stuff to get us more fit.” During the tournament, Whitten was a hitting machine, for the most part, averaging .560. He ran into a little trouble against Manitoba. “They kept on throwing high, and I had trouble laying off of it.” B.C. finished third behind Saskatchewan and Alberta, respectively. Next for Whitten is the goal of making the Canadian U19 team in three years. In the more immediate future, he’s looking towards playing FallBall, a short seasonal league that mixes up kids from all over the lower Island. Not content with sticking to one sport, the biathlete is also a soccer junkie who won district gold with the Sooke U15 team last year and will be playing U16 this upcoming season.

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tarting to play softball— and playing it well—at a young age, Dakoda Whitten is used to being surrounded by his seniors. That was also the case at this year’s Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops last month. The 15-year-old EMCS

student, who plays bantam ball with Sooke as well as midget (17-19) with the Langford Lightening, was instrumental in securing bronze for the province. He was the youngest player invited to join the B.C. team this year at the games after attending tryouts in Cloverdale earlier in the year. Representatives are usually 16 and 17 years old.

“There was 100 kids or something,” said Whitten. “We all tried out for the team, and after a three-day camp the coaches picked the (B.C.) team and two months later called us and told us we made the team.” Normally playing his favorite position as shortstop, he got picked for right field after coaches evaluated

✪ SEAPARC STAR of the WEEK ALABAMA PEDERSEN

This week’s SEAPARC Star is 8 year old Alabama Pedersen. She’s starting grade three this year and says that although she likes all of her subjects and does well in school, her favourite subjects are Math and Science. She likes playing soccer with the boys at school, says she likes baseball because she’s very good at throwing and is in level 5 of swimming lessons here at SEAPARC. She’s a self-proclaimed “very good artist” and attributes her talent to her Mom being a tattoo artist. She loves drawing and says that she can draw portraits, flowers, scenery, sea creatures and pretty much anything else. Alabama also likes to make creations with Lego and write her own stories on the computer. She told us that she just moved here from Alberta a year ago and loves Vancouver Island; adding that it is beautiful here and “it doesn’t take an hour to drive everywhere like it did in the small town she came from”. At the time of her interview with us, she was very excited about a family boating trip to Salt Spring and Pender Islands. She told us that she loves fishing and crabbing with her Grandpa and shopping with her Grandma. She also loves to sing along while her Grandpa plays guitar. This young lady has personality plus and is described as being efficient, independent, caring and clever. She has done some acting in school and hopes to be involved in theatre some day; but plans on being an Artist when she grows up. With your talent and determination Alabama, we are sure you will achieve anything you ever want to do! You are a very special girl and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

Ace of darts at Senior Games

Sooke was represented well this year in the darts category at the 2011 BC Seniors Games in the West Kootenays last month. Local residents Jane Stewart and Chris Cole took home gold

medals in women’s doubles; Chris Cole and Bert Davis of Chemainus won a silver in mixed doubles; and Cole, Stewart, Davis and Willie Stewart of Duncan won gold in the team event.

Housing Options Forum Hosted by the District of Sooke TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 6:30pm to 8:30pm At Prestige Oceanfront Resort & Convention Centre

September 1, 2011 We have the pleasure of inviting you to a public forum of discussion, dialogue and exploration of housing options in Sooke on September 13, 2011. The community finds itself at a threshold where varied demands are being placed on existing housing stock, potential deficiencies are appearing in its inventory and difficulties are arising in meeting needs that different segments of the population have. The District is looking to bring together local groups to get input on existing deficiencies in housing stocks, to determine what the need for attainable housing is in Sooke and to strategize on what ‘next steps’ should be initiated. A detailed Agenda will be provided to participants at the forum. We look forward to seeing you on September 13th and to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how best to respond to housing needs in our community. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 642-1634.

Swim Coach Jenn Bell is back! We are happy to announce that Jenn will be teaching Swim Fit and our SEAPARC Sharks Swim Club this fall. Call for dates and times. Programs start soon – don’t delay!

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fastball teammate Trystan Dunn-Jones. Friend and neighbor Dan McClurg took the boys out on their first fishing experience and Austin fought to keep this 30.4 lb. salmon from an aggressive seal.

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From clockwise: Austin Willson, right, took a trip out to Port Renfrew last month with his twin brother Brandon and Sooke bantam

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inor hockey tryouts are starting up in Sooke for the 2011/12 season, and beginning this year the game will

have a hint of European influence. As of last month, The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association banned all body checking in recreation (rec, also known as house) hockey leagues.

Are you eligible to vote at the November 19th, 2011 general election? Is your name on the current list of electors? If you are not sure you can find out by calling or visiting the District of Sooke Municipal Hall. The Municipal Hall is located at 2205 Otter Point Road, and may be reached by calling 250-642-1634. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall until Tuesday, September 27th, 2011. With the exception of registrations on voting days, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period September 28th, 2011 to November 19th, 2011. To register, you must provide two pieces of identification. The following are examples of acceptable identification documents:

And that’s just fine with former ECHL player Greg Batters. “There’s no reason in lower (levels) to have body checking. Body contact, sure, but not

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Continued on page 31 ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a resident of the District of Sooke for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • • • •

a registered owner of real property in the District of Sooke for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not entitled to register as a resident elector; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

Please note that due to recent changes in legislation the “Non-resident Property Elector Certificate” is no longer required. LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on Saturday, November 19th, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall, during regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14th, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the District of Sooke and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the District of Sooke.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 Continued from page 30 body checking,” said Batters, who is also the president of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. “In house or rec hockey we want to have kids play because they want to play and they’re not afraid to get hurt.” Peewee through midget leagues (ages 11-17) are affected by the ruling. Incidental body contact, however, is allowed. VIAHA defines body checking as a “physical extension of the body” by a defender to the puck carrier in an opposite or parallel direction (think open ice hit), and contact as blocking the progress of the puck carrier without pushing, hitting or shoving towards the boards. Some people have raised concerns over the ban, such as kids not being properly prepared for the physical

Hockey enthusiast and adult recreational player Nicholas Chow had an alternate idea to eliminating body checking. “They should teach kids how to hit properly,” he said, who added body checking-related injuries often happen in minor

hockey because kids hurl themselves at each other without proper training. Batters remains happy with the decision. “There’s more positive coming out of this than negative by a hundred miles.”

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Greg Batters — President of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League

nature in the upper echelons of the hockey world. But Batters said there are “very few” kids that play recreational who end up going pro. “We’re hoping to turn these kids that play (minor league) hockey into hockey fans so they end up becoming lifelong players, and coaches of their own kids maybe down the road.” The main problem with hitting in this segment of the sport is size. “You got kids that hit puberty that are fully grown and other kids that aren’t. There is a bigger discrepancy in size at that age group (than any other),” he said. “It’s our rules that govern where kids play—it’s an age-based rule, it’s not a sizebased rule. If that’s what we’re doing we better have their best interests at heart.”

+VU»[-VYNL[[OL<KKLY6ULZ Many people are unaware of the best way to recycle milk, cream and milk substitute containers. Bringing them to the Return-It Depot guarantees they’ll be turned into something useful like cardboard boxes and tissue paper. So why not change your good habits. Return your milk containers with your refundable beverage containers. It’s easy. Quickly rinse them out and crush them. Remove any caps and bring them too, because they get recycled separately. There’s no refund on milk empties because there’s no deposit when you buy, but you’ll be doing the right thing. So on your next trip to Return-It, bring the udder ones too.

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32 â&#x20AC;˘ FISHING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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Autumn means there is lots of good fishing your rod tip up! If you want to go coho fishing off Sooke call 250-686-0738.

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Happy anglers off Camper Creek display a nice 32-lb. Chinook caught on cut plug herring. September is the nicest time of year to be fishing off Sooke and Port Renfrew. Although halibut is closed as of Sept. 5, much to the displeasure of local anglers, chinook action should continue to be strong and the big northern coho should start showing. Anglers are still reporting good catches of chinooks, pinks, sockeye and coho in all the local hot spots. The springs are a little smaller lately in the 15-20 lb. range. Anglers should start seeing some big white springs. These big chinooks range from 2545 lbs. and should start showing off Sooke. They bite soft most of the time not even breaking the gear of the downrigger clip but when they do the fightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on. Sooke

River chinooks should also start showing, try fishing the Sooke Bluffs close to the bottom in 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of water for best results and of course anchovies are the bait of choice. When catching coho itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to have a look at the fish prior to netting to see if it has its adipose fin intact, if the fin is not present then scoop it up. Otherwise it has to be released. Anglers will be allowed to keep wild coho as of Oct. 1. The Port Renfrew Marina fishing derby was another success with over 200 anglers taking part. First place, Matt Wiley with a 35-pounder; second, Bill Cooper with a 33; third, Ryan Chamberland with 32.3. Everybody had a good time and all

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