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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Mobile home fire deemed “suspicious”

Father, son and two dogs escape blaze Christine Vopel

Sooke News Mirror

A fire that consumed a mobile home at 6647 Sooke Road at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 has now been labelled “suspicious.” “I’ve exhausted any accidental cause now we’re left with human cause. Whether it was deliberately set or accidental has yet to be determined. We’ll be turning

the file over to the RCMP. If it was set, there will be a criminal investigation,” says Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorenson. RCMP and Sorenson met today at Sea View mobile home park in hope to rule out the cause of the fire. “My first thought was electrical but that’s not it. It is a suspicious fire, that’s why these guys are here,” said Sorenson with regard to the police presence. The mobile home belongs to Kristie Smedley, a single mom with two sons, Merrick and Zackary Orr and two dogs. At the time

of the fire, only the boys’ father and the youngest son, Merrick were in the home. “I’m thankful everyone was o.k. and that I got almost everything out of the boys’ rooms. I got 15 skateboards out of there,” said Smedley. Luckily Sooke Fire Rescue arrived quickly after receiving the call at 5:30 p.m. “Most of the fire damage was in the kitchen and the living room. The rest was smoke and water damage. The blaze was knocked down in the first 15 minutes,” Sorenson said.

Unfortunately Smedley did not have insurance for the mobile home or its contents. She lost almost all her furniture and her art collection not to mention a washer and dryer. “The heat was so strong it melted everything,” she said. The fire was attended by 23 people, but Sorenson confirmed, “I had 19 fire fighters on scene. We lucked out because of the time of day, most volunteers were home for dinner and able to come out,” said Sorenson. The province will provide 72 hours of emergency care and the

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Red Cross is willing to help after that. A fund is being set up at Coast Capital Savings under the name “Smedley Fund” for anyone wishing to donate. Fire crews had just returned to the station when a chimney fire was reported on Murray Road. This response was made more difficult due to the larage number of vehicles parked along Murray Road as there was a concert taking place at the same time at Holy Trinity Church resulting in a busy night for Sooke fire fighters.


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

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BREAST SCREENING

FEB. 21-24 AT the Sooke Health Unit, 2145 Townsend Road (CASA) for an appointment call tollfree to: 1-800-6639203.

CORRECTION

THE JUAN DE Fuca membership is 115; alas not the 215 that is stated. ALSO THE SOCIETY hikes on the first Saturday of the month, not the first Sunday.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Pirjo Raits photos

The Sooke River Store & Grill held a grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 1, with Richard Whiteson (top) unveiling the new sign. The former Winks has new owners and in keeping with the history of the store, tribute was paid to the past with the line on the new sign that read, “Originally known as “Milne’s Landing Store,” circa 1895. Below, Bren Keetch, owners Heather and Richard Whiteson with Coun. Rick Kasper on behalf of the District of Sooke. Heather and Richard with the cake given to customers and bottom, Erin Shotton, Tracey O’Brien, Connie Evely and Debbie Hay from the grill along with Richard Whiteson and Coun. Kasper. Mark Whiteson is also one of the owners.

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and every one knows what that means... Spring is not too far away.

DOS COUNCIL THE NEXT REGULAR council meeting takes place on Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. in council chambers.

NEWS • 3

LOOKING BACK A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 First Nations bands against WFP land sales A money grab, disrespect for sacred places and lack of consultation are leading the T’Sou-Ke First Nation to look at its legal and political options in regard to forest lands up for sale by Western Forest Products. T’Sou-Ke First Nation Chief Gordon Planes says many areas in the former Western Forest Products lands are sacred. “These are our sacred sites,” said Planes. “My main concern is the integrity of those lands.” Planes said the waterfalls at Sandcut Beach is their church and a part

of their people. They cleansed and held ceremonies in that sacred place and they want that land back. The land is called “sthunthunup” which means old home. “We’re on two small Indian reserves,” he said, “We own no land.” Wednesday, February 9, 2008 Fire leaves couple homeless Standing inside her home which was still reeking of smoke, Peggy Jeffrey couldn’t hold back the tears as she wandered around the blackened interior searching for anything she could recover. Peggy and her husband Larry lost their Dover Street home to a fire on December 27. The fire is believed to have started in a back bedroom in the rental unit upstairs of the Jef-

frey’s home. The renters, Scott Weston and Shelly Anderson, lost everything. Wednesday, January 9, 1991 Socreds to vote on call for leadership convention Members of the Social Credit party in the constituency of Malahat-Juan de Fuca will meet tomorrow (Thursday) evening to vote on a resolution calling on the board of directors of the Social Credit Party in B.C. to convene a leadership convention within 90 days. Delegates to the meeting will be asked to vote on two resolutions — the first one calling on The Social Credit directors to call a special provincial leadership convention. If this resolution is passed, the delegates will be asked to vote

on a second resolution stating that delegates to any special leadership convention would be elected at meetings of constituency associations. Wednesday, February 8, 1994 “Great international turtle race” The First Great International Turtle Race drew 320 entries which, for Sooke, is a pretty impressive entry list. The participants were ALL of the students at John Muir Elementary School, and when the dust had cleared there were 12 winners--one for every division in the school. Vice-principal Steve Godfrey said the Turtle Race is one way to keep the youngsters occupied during the usual dreary and wet January and February noon hour breaks.

POLICE BEAT The Sooke RCMP report responding to 96 calls for service over the past week. A suspicious trailer fire on Feb. 4 is being investigated and Staff Sgt. Steve Wright says he is not sure if it was arson. On Feb. 3 a skateboarder was hit on the corner of Church Road and Arranwood Dr. The 15-year-old male skateboarder turned left on Arranwood and ran into the side of a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old

female. The driver was issued a ticket for three administrative offences. The skateboarder was taken to hospital with various scrapes and bruises. “He’s fine, with no life threatening injuries,” said Wright. Wright reports a number of residential break-ins over the last month and the apprehension of a suspect. The suspect is believed to be responsible for nine residential break-ins. He was arrested and had a number

of outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. Wright reminds residents to lock their doors and windows (and vehicles) as thieves look for any opportunity. On the weekend of Feb. 4 the Integrated Road Safety Unit was in Sooke and they arrested four people for impaired driving. “They made their presence known in town and four arrests is substantial in this community,” said Wright.

STONERIDGE BEAUTIES Did You Know? Sooke to Sidney sales are up 9% January 2012 over January 2011.

Thumbs Up! TO THE SUN for giving us so many glorious days of sunshine and mild temperatures, UNFORTUNATELY LIGHT RAIN will begin and continue for the remainder of this week and into next.

Sooke comes in also at approx. 9% increase over January last year.

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

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Food CHI accomplishes a great deal Pirjo Raits

Sooke News Mirror

The Annual General Meeting of the Sooke Region Food CHI Society was a mixture of past accomplishments and future plans. In speaking about the society, Phoebe Dunbar said it all began at a 2007 meeting where a group of people met to talk about their hopes and dreams. “There was a lot of enthusiasm,” said Dunbar, “and four years later we still have that and it is because of everybody that is involved in the food movement.” Several politicians were asked to speak to the assembled who gathered at the Sooke Harbour House for the AGM. MLA John Horgan said he was very impressed by the work being done by the society. “It is a privilege to see, after six years, all of you doing spectacular work... you can grow your own food, be self-sustaining and you show how it can be done, “ said Horgan. He also mentioned Frederique and Sinclair Philip who he said laid the groundwork for the society. Gerard LeBlanc, planner for the District of Sooke, brought forth a message from Mayor Wendal Milne. LeBlanc said the district is committed to agricultural and is developing an agricultural committee to protect food security. The committee would also look at the region’s

Pirjo Raits photo

T’Sou-ke Chief Gordon Planes announced the band’s intention of building commercial greenhouses. agricultural opportunities and work with the regional district. Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks was introduced by Phoebe Dunbar who said Hicks had made the statement that, “Food CHI is about a lot more than growing turnips.” Hicks said he has some background in farming up in Sointula. He mentioned that he had been instrumental in giving an agricultural water rate to the allotment garden at Sunriver and since then it has spread throughout the Capital Regional District. He mentioned the sea-based food industry and the restriction on fishing. “We are entitled to this food source,” he said. “We go ‘foraging’ for salmon.” He mentioned the battle with Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans over the potential dismantling of the Bill James dam on DeMamiel Creek. “The federal govern-

ment is making a big mistake,” he said. MLA for Saanich South and agriculture critic Lana Popham was also a guest and spoke of how impressed she was with the work of the Sooke Food CHI Society. “It’s incredible what you are doing,” said Popham. “I look up to Mary Alice (Johnson) and thanks for being a mentor in my life.” She cited the importance of small farms and the groups such as food CHI who are springing up all over the province. Popham mentioned the importance of seeds and that she had put forward a private member’s bill to get the province to start a provincial seed bank. She is also wanting to have the province keep track of genetically-modified seeds, stating it was “our right to know.” Chief Gordon Planes of the T’Sou-ke First Nation announced the

$1-million grant the band had obtained from the province to create market garden greenhouses. “Everything is connected,” said Planes. “This is a good start on building a healthy life style... What is important in the treaty process is a healthy community and healthy land.” He said he would like to see Vancouver Island be self-sufficient and this project was just one way of starting that. “This can really affect us all. Any work we do today is for our children to carry forward. I’m very passionate about this.” Phoebe Dunbar made the following statement in regard to the commercial greenhouse project. “We do worry that there will never be enough affordable local foods grown. Will the new farmer ever be able to afford to buy or lease the land? And then along comes the commercial T’Sou-ke greenhouse project on a big scale. If they can make local foods available 12 months of the year for their band and the community... and give

employment to their people, some of whom are already becoming sufficient at growing, what an accomplishment. Food CHI is very proud to support T’Sou-ke Nation’s food growing initiatives and development of native gardens.” Highlights of the society’s year includes: The Farm Mentorship Program, Seedy Saturday, Circle of Sharing, a film night with awareness video, Farm and Food Garden Tour, Sooke Region Fruit Tree Project, Farmer2Farmer, and the Sunriver Community Gardens. The 2012 Food CHI Society directors are: Phoebe Dunbar Mary Alice Johnson Jessica Boquist Bonnie Jones Mary Coll Sandy Reber Don Moloney Anita Wasiuta. The Sooke Region Food CHI Society is a registered society and voluntary non-profit organization, with approx. 200 members from the Sooke region stretching from Port Renfrew to Jordan River, Shirley, Otter Point, Sooke and East Sooke.

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n a January day, armed with reusable cloth bags and rubber gloves, 16 environmentally-minded volunteers wound their way through an old-growth forest path before arriving at the grey sand beach. Their mission? To comb and clean up China Beach; a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Juan de Fuca Trail. The group hunts for garbage and recyclable products left behind and other refuse dragged in by the tide. The volunteers have found many plastic water bottles, crab traps, multiple pieces of Styrofoam, broken pieces of plastic, fishing floats and the best find of the day; a functioning Go-pro underwater camera. Unfortunately this was no scavenger hunt. Surfrider Foundation, a volunteer run nonprofit organization, is dedicated to managing beach clean-ups to promote conservation and awareness as to how we impact our beaches

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Surfrider co-founder Danny Amato and coastal areas. In 2001 Danny Amato; an artist and surfer, joined Surfrider through the Clean Water Classic in Westport, Washington. In 2004 he co-founded the Victoria chapter with colleague Brooke Finlayson. Amato’s heart lies in his work. “I am concerned about what effect the garbage will have on marine life and the coastal environment,” said Amato, who has been surfing since he was a kid during family trips to Tofino. The worst marine debris ever found during a Surfrider clean-up was a car battery, engine block and a truck load of rusted log-

ging cables all at Jordan River. Some of Amato’s best finds include Japanese glass fishing floats found on the Brooks Peninsula along with a Japanese emergency floating beacon shaped like a large bowling pin — found well before the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan. The beach clean-ups have become synonymous with the term ‘combing the coast’; an initiative brought together by Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island Chapter (South Island), in partnership with BC Parks and the Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region. Volunteers comb the coast from Island View Beach near Sidney to Port Renfrew and sometimes even as far as Flores Island. Equipment needed for the two-hour cleanups are provided by Surfrider along with hot drinks and snacks. Participants are advised to bring clothing appropriate for the weather and good footwear for maneuvering the slippery logs and seaweed encrusted rocks. Amato looks forward to the monthly ses-

sions because, “it brings together coastal minded people.” When Surfrider first opened up in Victoria, the organization was not well known and it soon faded away. Amato and others, stoked the embers of the foundation back to life, and today it is thriving with about 150 members. You don’t have to be a surfer to join Surfrider, Amato assured. “Everyone is welcome, it’s a large diverse group of beach lovers. My hope is for Surfrider Foundation to increase its local membership and

awareness.” At times it can be tricky to get everyone together. “It’s tough getting people to commit to giving away their free time. We hope for the best turn out,” he said. Clean-ups are usually held once a month. Sites and times are posted on the website: http://vancouverisland. surfrider.org/ The next combing of a beach will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at Gordon River in Port Renfrew on Pacheena Road.

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Legalization debate crucial The debate continues to rage over whether marijuana should be made legal or continue to be prohibited. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Some feel it does no harm and is in fact beneficial, others think it is the devil’s weed and causes a downward spiral to hard drugs and depravity. The answer is somewhere in between. While marijuana should not be readily available to children and teens, it should be for adults, much the same as alcohol is. As adults, we have already made up our minds as to whether we would partake of a joint or not. Legalizing marijuana won’t Take away change the minds of those the profit who have already chosen not and you take to use it. But, to deny those with medical issues the away the benefit of medical marijuana is short sighted and at times crime. even cruel. Responsibility lies with each individual person and it is probably the most valuable lesson parents can teach children in regard to drugs, alcohol and sex. Marijuana itself is not addictive, what is addictive is the “feel good feeling” and people around the world have been finding it through various means for eons. We legalize alcohol yet it is the cause of more abuse than marijuana would ever likely be. Smoking a joint does not lead to heavy drug use — what leads to that is a person’s need to escape their life and their problems. Legalizing marijuana is a huge step and one that needs to be weighed out in regard to criminal activity. Take away the profit and you take away the crime. Crime is always about profit and greed — just don’t get in the way of it. While we do not advocate one way or another, it is an important dialogue which needs to go on.

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orporal Scott Hilderley surely cares about the future of our youth, but his comments about cannabis and legalization simply miss the point. Cannabis, in some forms, can be harmful to some people, but there is no question that alcohol is significantly more toxic and addictive. So by Hilderley’s logic, if cannabis should be prohibited because it is sometimes harmful, then alcohol must be prohibited as well. That conclusion is clearly untrue, so we know that something is wrong with the logic — but what? The mistake lies in thinking that prohibition is an effective way to manage any substance that is harmful (or that could be harmful to some). On the surface, this sounds as if it ought to be true. Unfortunately, it is absolutely false. The reality is that prohibition of a drug, whether it is alcohol or cannabis, does nothing at all to reduce its usage. The statistics prove this at every level. In North America, 40 years of the so-called “war on drugs” has increased the supply of illegal drugs; reduced the prices; and increased the usage rate. Countries which have reduced the level of prohibition, such as the Netherlands and Portugal, have consis-

tently lower usage rates for all drugs than the U.S., where prohibition is aggressively enforced. And finally, the only drug for which usage has significantly decreased in North America is nicotine — which is not prohibited. Those are the facts; Corporal Hilderley is not entitled to his own. If prohibition merely did not work, that would be bad enough. But prohibition also creates crime, violence, disease and death (including the unnecessary deaths of police officers). These effects are usually blamed on “drugs”, but in fact they are caused by prohibition. Which was more dangerous to your health in Chicago in 1928: Getting between a drunk and his bootleg rotgut, or getting between Al Capone and his money? This is not a hard question to answer, and the same principle applies to drugs and prohibition today. The history of alcohol prohibition also disproves Hilderley’s claim that gangs will “continue to thrive” when we take the cannabis business away from them. When alcohol re-legalization took the alcohol business away from the gangs in the 1930s, the bootleggers did not “continue to thrive” as criminals. Some stayed in crime, but with far less money

and far smaller organizations. Others continued producing alcohol, but legally and under the control of government regulation. Both in the 1930s and now, some criminals will try to find other criminal businesses after prohibition ends. But how does that justify not taking away their biggest cash cows? Finally, it is quite comical to describe the men and women of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) as “beaten down by the horrors they’ve seen as a result of drug use.” LEAP’s members and leaders know that most of these “horrors” are not the result of drug use alone, but of prohibition. And as a civilian who works with LEAP’s law enforcers day in and day out, I can assure Corporal Hilderley of one thing: “Beaten down” they are not. They are intense, committed, and active and they will not go away until prohibition is no more. Steve Finlay Secretary/treasurer LEAP Canada


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LETTERS • 9

We asked: Do you approve of the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans decision to dismantle the Bill James (on DeMamiel Creek) dam?

No, it’s a shame. Everything is being depleted so fast.

Absolutely not. It’s bad for salmon enhancement and the ecosystem.

It’s a terrible idea. It’s a great waste of effort.

Absolutely not. All the hard work the volunteers did... it’s crazy. I don’t undertsnd why they want to do it.

Annette Hansen

Edward Tuson

Don Meija

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Kindness shown

LETTERS

I am an elderly woman and during the heavy snow, I heard a knock at our door and there stood Emily Percival-Paterson, a teenager who I had met once before. She said she was going to the village to buy groceries and wondered if I needed anything. What a lovely girl. It’s so nice to know that the next generation can be so thoughtful. Nancy Butler Sooke

wildlife. If you cannot attend this meeting send your comments to the address appearing on the CRD’s ad. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Otter Point Fire Hall, 3727 Otter Point Road. Margarita Dominguez Sooke

I am writing this short letter regarding the Capital Regional District’s Notice of Open House found on page 20, Sooke News Mirror, 01/02/2012. I would like to ask citizens to attend this so important meeting which threatens one of our fresh water supplies, the Kemp Lake Watershed. In a moment where the Government of Canada is making its priority to be part of the Ceta’s international trade agreement featuring one of our trading products — fresh water, we need to be very vigilant of our precious liquid blue gold. We need to protect, preserve and improve the natural resources around the watersheds not to create sport and human activities on them, as suggested by the CRD. Pollution will destroy the groundwater and aquatic systems together with their

Global warming is a good thing. Global cooling is a bad thing. Global cooling means ice; lots and lots of ice. Global warming means-a Northwest Passage; that long sought for, cheap, easy sea-route connecting all major continents. And to top it all off this Northwest Passage that global warming will provide, runs through Canadian territory. So why exactly is everybody against global warming? For myself I’m against global cooling, I don’t want ice: I don’t like polar bears. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think for a minute that gas run engines are good, but until a better way becomes dominant, they will prevail. And, one of the reasons they will prevail is that the people who are apparently against everything, are against dams. Which makes me believe that these

Global Protect our warming is okay water

types of people who are against just about everything, have some sort of ego power trip agenda going on that has nothing to do with anything except their own ego power trip: party poopers is what they are. When technological breakthroughs enable us to use sunlight at maximum efficiency for our power needs, clearly the use of gas, coal and dams will be rendered ridiculous. Until then, why don’t all the ego power trip people just-shut up. Or would that be too much for their ego? In the meantime, a nice side effect of using C02 producing fuels is a slight, a very slight increase in the rate of the already accelerating global warming: the global warming that is a perfectly normal periodic swing in our global climate from cold to warm, then after warm to cold. Just be glad, I would advise, that we are in a warming cycle. I would hate to imagine what the other trend is like — the Ice Ages. Which, if any of us live long enough, will surely return for us to appreciate. N.E. McNab Shirley

Dam important Does DFO really stand for Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans? Or is DFO an acronym for some other group?

We have lived on De Mamiel Creek since 1976. My kitchen looks down on the stream and we have enjoyed for years and years the fall salmon runs. In the beginning we (if we chose) could have walked across the creek on the backs of those salmon. Their numbers were vast and literally uncountable. I do not know the type of salmon that were/are in the system, I just know there were so many. Over the years those numbers have dwindled and we now take great comfort in the fact that the volunteers from the

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society capture and take the eggs and sperm to the hatchery ensuring future generations of fish. As the numbers of fish dwindled the urgency to protect and ensure those future generations of fish was front and foremost in the DFO’s mandate. There were a few years where DFO actually cleared a rough path along side the creek and hand fed the fry that were locked in pools as the water levels dropped over the summer months. If it was that important then what is happening now? How would this appear for a headline in a visit Sooke flyer -

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Cont’d from page 9 A beautiful oceanside town built on a history of fishing and logging - where the DFO disregards and endangers the salmon populations? (The logging part is another letter altogether.) With the removal of the Bill James Dam, the stress on the creek could well be insurmountable.Our weather is changing — summers and winters with little rain. How will the fry survive? This stress is compounded by the fact that CRD will not allow developers to bring city water into the Otter Point District due to existing growth strategy rules. By forbidding the water, developers are forced to dig wells, surface or deep, which only further compounds the stress on the creek. These wells pull ground water from the water table stopping the surface waters from replenishing the creeks. We are definitely concerned as there appears to be an obvious lack of that valuable ground water now — as we are witnessing trucks hauling potable water to homes in our district 12 months of the year.

LETTERS My question to the DFO is, what are/were you thinking? Lexa J. Gollmer Sooke

Create honest dialogue

It would be great to have a conversation with Cpl. Scott Hilderley, but what is the point when he uses every opportunity to spread misinformation, make outlandish remarks, or diminish efforts for sensible drug policy. Simply put, Hilderley does not seem interested in honest dialogue. Hilderley is also mistaken about the MMAR program; physicians don’t prescribe mari-

juana. Every Canadian citizen qualifies automatically for MMAR if they meet the Health Canada criteria — namely providing evidence of a qualifying condition, including, in some instances, a specialist for their condition. This has nothing to do with the doctor’s views on the matter, patients either qualify or they do not. Moreover, unless Hilderley has medical credentials, he is simply not qualified to make pronouncements regarding the medicinal use of cannabis. How is it, though, that in spite of his concerns about marijuana, Hilderley supports a policy that neither safeguards youth or communities but,

interestingly enough, does provide for him a pay cheque? That’s not paranoia or a distortion; it is fact. Legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada would remove the profit motive organized crime garners domestically, but to think it would eliminate international markets amid prohibition is wishful thinking. Profits, after all, are the impetus for drug prohibition. Legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada, however, would free up resources to target those who would supply our neighbours from within Canadian borders. Hilderley is way off base with regarding Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and Educators For Sensible Drug Policy (ESDP);

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nities, and the defacto legislative enabling of organized crime. LEAP, by the way, is an international organization primarily made up of retired drug warriors, who have been there and know the devastation wrought by drug prohibition first hand. That is why they are speaking out. Educators For Sensible Drug Policy are professionals who have witnessed first hand how prohibition fails to safeguard youth. If Hilderley is interested, I would gladly introduce him to individuals within either LEAP or ESDP. Perhaps if he spoke with them firsthand, he’d be less inclined to defend the indefensible. Wayne Phillips Hamilton, Ontario

To the Gatewood Trail sign vandal

Is this your boat? This boat washed up near the government wharf and has been here since the last windstorm. This past summer, as part of the Sooke Slow Food Cycle, volunteers from the Juan De Fuca Community Trails Society and the Juan De Fuca Cycling Coalition installed a way-finding sign on the Gatewood Trail. Over the last couple of months the sign has been continuously vandalized. I personally have had to make all new signs (which takes considerable time), as well, one of our other

volunteers has repaired and reattached the signs several times. Each time we have been out there repairing the signs, people have commented on how much they appreciate them. Who ever you are, if you continue destroying them, yes we will likely, eventually give up in frustration, and then you can feel proud of yourself. You have the power to destroy. It must feel good to you,

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here are two things which are irresistible to most people — food and drink. For the past four years the Sooke Harbourside Lions have been holding a wine tasting event to raise funds for Camp Shawnigan, a yearly camp for kids and teens with disabilities. This year the Taste of B.C. will be held at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort and Convention Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. “We chose to change it to bring it to more people, the venue affords more space and a beautiful setting. Other events that have been held here have proven to be successful and well received,” said Lions member Pat Phillips, one of the organizers for the wine tasting. Joining the Lions is Valerie Marie Lessard, the food and beverage

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Lions, left to right, Lynda Fisk, Velma Jessiman, Pat Phillips get a taste of some of B.C.’s finest poured by the Mix by Ric’s master sommelier Valerie Marie Lessard. managing partner at the Mix by Ric’s. Lessard is also a Master Sommelier and knows her wines. The wine tasting will represent 12 B.C. wineries from Saanich to Osoyoos, as well as some beer and scotch. Included as well will be a seminar on food and wine pairing. Presenting will be a new winery which is just being launched. “They are very knowledgeable,” says Lessard. “They explain things like — where do you start, where do you

go so you do not feel intimidated.” Each of the wineries being represented will have either a wine maker, owner or representative who knows about the wine they will be serving. The convention centre set up like a trade show will have booths around the perimeter. The goal is to showcase the wines and the wineries. Vancouver Island Brewery and Phillips Brewery will be supplying beer for the tasting. Each of the guests

will receive tickets for 10 samplings of either wine, beer or scotch. Food will be available with 10 restaurants in Sooke providing delicacies to complement the wines. Designated drivers can get a half-price ticket which can be purchased at the door. Last year the Sooke Harbourside Lions raised about $4,000 for Camp Shawnigan camperships. It costs about $1,500 per week for a child to attend a weeklong camp. Last year four children from Sooke were able to attend thanks to the Lions. To raise money there will also be a silent and a live auction, with Mayor Wendal Milne filling the role of auctioneer. Janet McTavish and the Sooke Philharmonic Quartet will provide the entertainment. Door prizes including the grand prize of a staycation at the Prestige Resort complete with a spa package and dinner for two. There are only 300 tickets available for Prestige, People’s Drug Mart or Shoppers Drug Mart, or from a Lions member.

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Poster and Literary 2011 Poppy Campaign

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 President Wendy Lambert, Vi c e President Jan Watson and Poppy Rep Henry Strong presented the winners of the 2011 competition with their certificates.

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Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence For 2011

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Save the date! Thursday March 1, 2012

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence and Mini Trade Show 7:00 - 9:00 @ Prestige Hotel Tickets $25 available at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce office 250-642-6112 ****

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President's Choice Award

Customer Ser vice Retail

This award recognizes someone who makes an exceptional effort which goes above and beyond the call of duty in the area of community support. (this award is not necessarily given annually).

A retail business that provides its customers with excellence in service that goes above and beyond customer expectations. It also encourages its staff to meet the changing customer needs and stands behind its products or service with minimal customer inconvenience.

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Rob Jack Insurance

Employer of the Year

Citizen of the Year

A business owner or manager who creates a positive, fair and supportive environment for all employees while maintaining and even exceeding employment standards and safety policies. This employer models integrity and excellent communication skills.

Citizen of the year honors citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the community. Nominations are evaluated on the nature of the achievement with ongoing leadership, dedication, and positive impact the individual has made to the community.

_________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ Northern Star Plumbing & _________________________

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Medium Business of the Year This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH 10 - 25 EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation.

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Large Business of the Year This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH 26+ EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation.

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Volunteer of the Year

Small Business of the Ye ar

As a volunteer based organization, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce depends on individuals who are willing to donate their time to special projects, events or programs they believe will benefit the business community as a whole. The volunteer of the year award recognizes an individual whose time commitment and contributions to the Chamber over the years or over the last year have been outstanding.

This award recognizes BUSINESS WITH UNDER 10 EMPLOYEES that has demonstrated superior quality in all aspects of business operation.

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Village Food Markets

Beautification

Community Arts and Culture

A business that has improved the exterior and/or grounds appearance of their business, which helps to enhance the image of the business area.

Recognizes a business which consistently contributes to the social, recreational, cultural and well being of the community.

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Customer Ser vice Hospital ity A hospitality business that provides its customers with excellence in service that goes above and beyond customer expectations. It also encourages its staff to meet the changing customer needs and stands behind its products or service with minimal customer inconvenience.

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Home Based Business of the Year This award recognizes a HOME BASED BUSINESS that consistently shows excellence and quality in and/or merchandise.

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Excellence Awards 2012 Nominations Deadline February 17, 2012 12 noon 6631 Sooke Road Unit 1B OR fax to 250-642-6127 mail to Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Committee Box 18 Sooke, B.C.,V9Z 0E4 Fill out the nominations above. One business per business category. Duplicate nomination forms for the same business are not necessary. All nominations will be submitted to a judging panel for final decision.

Awards of Excellence Thursday, March 1, 2012 Prestige Ocean Front Resort 7:00 - 9:00 Tickets $25 each available at the Sooke Region Chamber office call 250-642-6112.


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F E A T U R E

Photos by Adrianna Durian

To book events call 250-381-3484 or e-mail adminassist@vicnews.com

Photo reprints from this or past Scene & Heard pages are available through Black Press at www.vicnews.com. Just click on the Photo Store/Gallery link located below the “Search” box.

■ Westshore Town Centre Hobby show ■ Feb 3 to 5 ■ Westshore Town Centre

Westshore Town Centre hosts local hobbyists With more than 25 different hobbyists on hand, Westshore Town Centre’s annual Hobby Show was a hit with all ages last weekend. Let’s Talk Science graduate student volunteers from the University of Victoria hosted fun, interactive, hands-on science activity stations for school-aged children. The Bug Zoo wowed the crowd with their show-stoppers: walkingsticks and leaf insects, African praying mantis, Mexican tarantulas, emperor scorpions and creatures from the underground – whip tail scorpions. All aboard! The Toy Train Operators and CFB Esquimalt Railroad Club returned with small gauge trains whistling their way around the track, backdropped by intricate scenery. At the kids’ table, junior engineers took a turn running Thomas the Tank Engine around the track. The Vancouver Island Cat Fanciers brought their exotic and award-winning furry friends while rock enthusiasts enjoyed the lapidary display, with ageless rock samples from across North America. The Military Modellers brought more than 10 tables of models and the Victoria Model Boat Society brought 30 tables of handcrafted boats, and a steering pond to test your skill. Other highlights included the Victoria Flower Arrangers, Juan de Fuca Art and Crafts Guild, the Royal Observatory, Rocky Road Birdwatchers, and a stamp collecting display that included free stamps for kids.

Four-year-old Emily Sharlow-Tucker with Aigul Kukolj at the Science Fair exhibit “What is in my cereal?”

Five-year-old Sam McCutcheon enjoys being the conductor of the Thomas train line.

Island Cat Fanciers treasurer Kathy Irmscher holds Tanner, a seven-year-old Sphynx cat.

Victoria Scale Modellers vice-president Will Hendriks with some Second World War aircraft models.

Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society member Al Adams shows off his scratch-built model boat.

Alasdair and Catriona McAleer watch a science project, one of the many interactive exhibits.

Don Sutherland of CFB Esquimalt Model Railroad Club.

Thea Compden and Carter Massey.

Spinning is Monike Hawkes-Frost of the Juan de Fuca Arts & Crafts Guild.

A Mexican Red Kneed Tarantula, held by Victoria Bug Zoo owner Carol Maier, with (L to R) Koen Detarjany, dB d d Mi h l Li

Ken Bowman, Cliff Cox and George Hammond, of the Toy Train Operating Society, Canadian Division, ih i dibl d l di l

Jack Looker and Alex Wilson are awed by the eagle wing at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory’s display.

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Math Mania has a new date M ath Mania is a fun evening of interactive math games aimed at kids aged 5 to 18. The event was cancelled frm an earlier scheduled date due to snow. Math Mania is now taking place on Monday, Feb. 13 at Edward Milne Community School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments provided.

What it is all about: Through games, art and hands-on activities, anyone — kids, parents, teachers — can learn math and computer science concepts in a fun way. Games include: • a sorting network • an impossible balancing act • “get your goat” game •mathematical puzzles • the guessing game • sudoku

• the penny game • the set game and many more! Older teens may prefer to volunteer by helping demonstrate and explain the games to younger children. Adults are welcome to volunteer too! Interested volunteers can contact Jodie McDonald at 250-580-2252 or email sookeliteracy@ gmail.com. Training and pizza are provided for volunteers, who will be asked to come early

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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

to the event. The more volunteers we have, the more games we can play. This event is a partnership between the Sooke Region Literacy Project, EMCS Society, T’Sou-ke Nation, the University of Victoria, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and SD 62 Aboriginal Education.

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS Finance and Administration Committee Monday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm Regular Council Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings. Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca

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You can see all of the photographs taken at events in and around Sooke on the Sooke News Mirror website at: www.sookenewsmirror. com, click on the top right hand corner: PhotoStore/Gallery to see the photos. You can purchase prints there if you wish or you can come into the office and we can put them on disk for you.

Do you want more information on how your property taxes are spent? The District of Sooke will be holding a series of public meetings to develop the 2012 annual budget, the five-year financial plan and the 2012 property tax rate. Plan to attend the upcoming budget meetings so that your Council can hear from the electors first hand. *Personalized Services & Memorial Receptions * Pre-Arrangments Available 250-478-4467 #104 - 3212 Jacklin at Sooke Road

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 7pm Be sure to visit the District of Sooke website www.sooke.ca for the up-to-date public meeting schedule.

What’s Up in Sooke This Week Wed. Thurs. Fri. Feb 8

Feb. 9

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in ladies darts - 1 p.m. Shuffleboard - 6:30 p.m. SOOKE TOASTMASTERS CLUB CLUB Meets at Village Foods Meeting Room Every Wed at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Allan Eastguard at 250-642-7520.

UNDER THE “I” Regular bingo games are scheduled in the firemen’s lounge at the municipal hall today from 12:45 to 3 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Cribbage - 7 p.m. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME THURSDAYS: 10:3011:00 A.M. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppet shows and more. Ages 3-5. To register call 250-642-3022. 55 + Club at People’s Drugmart.

Feb 10

VITAL VITTLES FREE LUNCH Every Friday. 11:30-1:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Church on Murray Rd. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Drop-in darts - 8 p.m. Steak Night 6:00-7:30 pm. Only $11.00. FAMILY LITERACY DAY Join us for family story time from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Everyone welcome; for more information or to register call 250-642-3022. BABYTIME FRIDAYS: 10:30-11:00 A.M. Babytime is a fun-based program for babies aged 0-18 months. To register call 250-642-3022.

Sat.

Sun.

Feb 11

Feb 12

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION EVERY SATURDAY Meat draw 3:00 PM SOOKE MINOR FASTBALL 10 AN-2 PM AT THE SEAPARC LOBBY Registration is for all ages. Forms and information at www.sookefastball.com We need coaches, umps, and managers too!

ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON AT SEAPARC HOCKEY SKATING

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

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YOUTH CLINIC Harbour Family Medical Clinic 6625 Sooke Rd. Tuesdays 4-7 p.m. 642-4233. CUES-What’s CUES-W hat’s My Baby Telling Me?

Feb 13

Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30.

Feb 14

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road Contact 250.642.5464 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Texas Hold’em - 6 p.m., darts - 7:30

SHOPPERS 250-642-5229 DRUG MART COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PM Items for Community Calendar must be non-commercial and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.


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They are out and about and they may be knocking on your door. Who are they? The volunteers who make death wait. Not a great description but an apt one. February is Heart Month and volunteer canvassers will be out in Sooke and area spreading information and gathering donations. When you donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, you are helping the foundation fund vital research, support health education and advocate for change. Beth Pattullo is one such volunteer and every year she comes into the Sooke News Mirror office to make sure she hands out information about the Heart & Stroke Foundation. She says many “younger” women are having heart attacks and dealing with heart disease. It can happen to anyone and it does with increasing frequency. Lifestyle and genetics play a large role in any medical condition and it is important for women especially to know the symptoms. Among the most common symptoms of an impending heart attack are well known and include discomfort, pain and heaviness in the chest, indigestion, dizziness, anxiety and cold sweats. It is commonly thought that men were more prone to heart attacks than women, this is not correct. “Some symptoms you just would not associate with the heart,” said Pattullo. Chest pain is the hallmark symptom of a heart attack but when it comes to heart attack symptoms in women, you might be surprised to find that one study showed nearly 43 per cent of those in the study who suffered a heart attack didn’t have any chest pain at all. Heart attack symptoms in women are often not atypical and can include: • Shortness of breath • Upper abdominal pain

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Left to right, Shaunna Salsman, Jeri Grant., Nada Sheppard, Dorothy Cannon, beth Pattullo, and Tom Burgess will be heading to your neighbourhood to canvas for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. • Weakness • Unusual fatigue • Lower chest pain • Indigestion like symptoms • Upper back pain If you are concerned about your situation, talk to your doctor. If you think you are in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.*

There are many ways you can help prevent heart attack and stroke by eating better, getting more active and living a healthier lifestyle. On the website of the Heart & Stroke Foundation you can take a simple test to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke. It takes only a

couple of minutes and it can help you see where you can improve your life and lessen your risk for heart attack or stroke. Go to: www: heartandstroke.bc.ca. for information, healthy recipes and the risk assessment.

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of remote weather monitoring equipment used to predict, prevent and manage wildfires. They are the single largest fire weather-monitoring network in the world. You see examples of their work every day when you see the fire danger signs on the roads across North America. The data used to provide the info on those signs is from their equipment. During forest fires, their equipment is used to help forest agencies fight the fires and know where to deploy resources. It makes perfect sense that one of their oldest customers is the BC Ministry of Forests. This highly successful British Columbia company has had phenomenal growth over the years with a staggering 68% growth in sales in 2011, this despite the slow down of the world economy. The company is still maintained as a private company with 50 employees and growing and with up to $10M in annual sales. Not to rest on their laurels, FTS is expanding into global markets including Germany, Korea, Japan, China and Australia. This expansion requires recruiting new employees to fill good, stable, high-level jobs. The future is very bright for FTS Other impacts are more global. With an estimated 5.3 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide – India and China added 300 million subscribers in 2010 alone – the demand for digital, wireless and screen-based entertainment is immense. These two countries, India and China, are undergoing mass movements to urbanization, which also gives B.C. opportunities to offer them clean, efficient energy, waste reduction and health-care solutions. B.C. is perfectly aligned to supply a healthy portion of this demand in the coming years. Airplane sales around the world are expected to reach $US3.6 trillion over the next 20 years to replace aging planes and expand fleets, providing opportunities for our advanced manufacturing sector. Plus, as a climate change leader, we are at the forefront of renewable energy technology development. Finding new markets for our solar, wind, biomass and other technologies can help turn B.C. into a cleantech powerhouse. As Canada’s Pacific Gateway, B.C. is strategically located to reach growing global markets. In addition, B.C. is close to technology and entertainment hubs in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Under the BC Jobs Plan, the provincial government will work with the federal government to meet our workforce needs and expedite the immigration process for researchers and scientists in other parts of the world who want to bring their expertise to British Columbia. B.C.’s fast-tracked immigration process through the Provincial Nominee Program encourages firms to locate in B.C. so they can hire experienced business immigrants. The B.C. government’s focus on this sector, identified as one of the eight key sectors with the greatest opportunity to bring new dollars into our economy from our most important trading partners, helps nurture an industry that has immense potential to accelerate growth throughout the province.


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SOOKE HARBOUR AUTHORITY AGM

Bonanzas, Cracker Bonanzas, Jack, Regular games Cracker Jack,

Wed., Feb.22, 2012, 9am. 1800 Maple Ave. S. ( Wharf ofďŹ ce)

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Every Tuesday & Thursday Thursday

12:45 p.m. 12:45- -3:00 3:00 pm

NEW LOCATION Drop-In Centre SENIORS across fromCENTRE Petrocan DROP-IN

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NASCAR POOL Comes to the Sooke Legion !! Join us for 2012 season. Sign-up sheets are posted at the Legion or, attend the ďŹ rst meet & pick. Sooke Legion, Wed., Feb. 22, 7:30 pm. For more info

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PSYCHIC CIRCLE SPRING FAIR * PALM * TAROT * ESP TILLICUM CENTRE Feb 13 - 19th

All stakeholders are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served

INFORMATION

PERSONAL SERVICES

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

INCOME OPPORTUNITY

HEALTH PRODUCTS

SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215.

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

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HERBAL MAGIC Open House. Feb. 6th-12th. Drop by for prizes, discounts and product tasting. Special offer - lose weight, less than $10/week. Call 1-800-376-2104.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chamber at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to hear presentations on the proposed release of Covenant EV120480 applicable to 1528 WhifďŹ n Spit Road, PID 004-068-432 and 1529 WhifďŹ n Spit Road, PID 002-472-503. The intent and purpose of the public hearing is to consider the release of covenant EV120480 from title of the affected properties. Covenant EV120480 restricts the number of commercial events held in a pavilion tent, as deďŹ ned in the covenant that can be held at 1528 WhifďŹ n Spit Road to 15 events per calendar year. All persons who wish to make a presentation to Council shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matter. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided to Council prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record. Copies of Covenant EV120480 may be inspected at the ofďŹ ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing February 2, 2012 up to and including February 13, 2012. If you have any questions please contact the District of Sooke Planning Department at (250) 642-1634.

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SPORTS Taoist Tai Chi: practicing the art of good health through movement Christine Vopel

martial art but Taoist Tai Chi is more focused on health,” said Clarkston. “Everything we do is rooted in Taoism but the spirituality aspect is not pushed on you.” The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a non-profit charitable society, made up of volunteer teachers. Currently Sooke has 45 active members. Cabot teaches Tuesdays and Thursdays whereas Clarkston works as a continuing instructor. “One of our main goals is to help people,” said Clarkston.

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Twelve members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society move simultaneously around the room, angling their feet at 45 degrees- bringing their hands up before pushing down in a flowing motion as though depicting a waterfall. Their steps are precise and intricate; their movements slow and balanced incorporating animal-like stances. There is a pause before everyone stretches gently upward into a movement known as ‘grasp the bird’s tail’. Each move flows like water into the next; a display of flexibility, endurance and strength. Movements such as ‘draw bow to shoot tiger’ evokes the idea of a warrior defending with hand outstretched in front of the body; at moments strong and purposeful, at others soft and deliberate. The lasting effect of these 108 moves performed in perfect harmony offers a vision of health and peaceful movement and ultimately a great way to warm up the body and calm the mind. Around the world people of all ages enjoy better health and wellbeing through Taoist Tai Chi, says Debbie Clarkston-- a volunteer instructor who began teaching 21 years ago. “It appeals to all ages.” Many individuals have witnessed Tai Chi being performed in a quiet park or perhaps on television- but few know the origins or

The two friends hope that participants interested in practising Tai Chi in Sooke will remain in the program as it is progressive. “We’re hoping they’ll stick it out and stay involved.” Classes are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Sooke Legion at 6726 Eustace Road. The winter program has just begun and new members can receive one month free. Call Yvonne at 250-642-2731 or www.taoist.org/victoria.bc

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Members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society practice at the Legion. depths of this venerable Chinese discipline. The Taoist Tai Chi Society internal arts of health is a set of 108 flowing movements and foundation exercises promoting wellbeing for people in all conditions. “It’s a really holistic way of preserving and improving my health. It really works on the whole person,” said Clarkston. Tai Chi has its roots set in traditional Chinese internal arts. The ancient discipline incorporates stretching, full range of motion and the continuous turning of the waist and spine in order to exercise the whole physiology, including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs. At the mental and spiritual level, Tai Chi is a method of ‘taming the heart’ thereby developing an attitude

of calm, compassion and reduced self-centred behaviour during practice and in daily life explains Clarkston. “The holistic approach really complements other pursuits,” she said. Friend and fellow instructor Yvonne Cabot, joined Tai Chi after hearing about its benefits from Clark-

ston. “I got into it when I was recuperating from a broken ankle--it improved my stability and my ability to move,” said Cabot. The discipline has become especially popular with those middle-aged as it can lesson your chance of falls explains Clarkston. “It improves your balance, your flexibility,

your endurance and all the systems of the body as well as creating more body awareness. It makes you healthier in your senior years,” she said. Tai Chi is the generic name for the martial art form created by Taoist monk Chang-San-feng during 13th century China. “There are aspects of

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This week’s SEAPARC Star is 9 year old Shona Thompson. She is a grade 4 student at Poirier Elementary where she says she gets good grades and Gym and Math are her favourite subjects. Shona enjoys a variety of sports; she has taken swim lessons with us but is taking a break from them until the end of hockey season. Currently, she is enrolled in the SEAPARC Sharks Introductory Hockey program and says she likes it very much and plans to continue with it. She likes watching hockey too and tells us that unlike her Dad and Bradley, she is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She bowls in the 5 Pin YBC Program in Sidney once a week and says that she is getting good at the sport and has even scored strikes with one hand! She has been a Spark, a Brownie and is now a Girl Guide. At home; she helps out by taking care of her fish and her little brother Henry who is 18 months old and thinks his sister is the best! Shona has lived in Sooke for four years now and tells us that her best friend is Veronica. She told us about her favourite vacation where her family went for a road trip and it wasn’t until they saw the sign that Shona knew they were going to Disneyland! What a great surprise that must have been! She knows how to sew (her Grandma taught her how) and she is very good at video games. She likes reading books and says that she is good at drawing people and designing fashions. Shona is described as a well-grounded girl with a good sense of humour; who is very helpful both at home and at school. She likes learning about buildings and therefore plans on being an architect when she grows up. We think you will be an excellent architect Shona. Congratulations on being nominated and thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

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CENTRE ICE Atom C1 Dale’s Electric Sooke Thunderbirds Atom C1 had a busy weekend with a pair of games. On Saturday at SEAPARC, the boys eked out an 8-7 victory against the very fast Victoria Ice Hawks. Braydon Blythe led the Thunderbirds’ scoring with a hat trick in the exciting back and forth match. Up from Novice 3 to fill a vacancy for the weekend, Kobe Knowles showed his play-making abilities contributing an assist. On Sunday, a somewhat less than energetic Thunderbirds team was outhustled and defeated 4-3 by Kerry Park. The line of Blake Reymerink, Finley Arthurs and Angus Dobie provided Sooke’s offense with each player scoring a goal. With the game considerably shortened because of an absent referee, the Sooke comeback was halted in mid stride when ice time ran out.

Sooke Midget Rep Sooke Midget Rep playoff action started last Saturday against Saanich with Sooke’s Luke Pitre scoring unassisted halfway through the first. Bradon Senft followed up in the second with a goal, then Saanich came back with one of their own making it 2-1 midway through the frame. Bradon Senft and Linden White assisted a nice goal by Trevor Wickheim in the third, but Saanich came back yet again making it a one goal game. Quinton MacDonell and Trevor Wickheim passed up to Senft to score the fourth goal for Sooke late in the third. Saanich kept pressing, pulling their goalie, but they were no match for Sooke goalie Nick Dueck who faced 33 shots disappointing Saanich fans with toe saves and a steady glove. Sunday’s game had Sooke facing the Victoria Icehawks. Multiple penalties for both sides and tight defence from Brendon David and Brandon Cornbill kept the first period scoreless, but an assist from Bradon Senft allowed Trevor Wickheim to put Sooke on the board in the second. Many chances for both sides had the game on edge, and late in the third, with the Victoria net-minder out

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Bantam A won 5-4 against Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Sunday at SEAPARC. and six skaters, Quinton MacDonell managed it past the defence and assisted Nick Pfiefer to score the finisher for Sooke. Dueck was flawless in net facing 32 shots and earning another shutout. The next playoff game will be at Panorama on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 12:20 p.m.

Bantam C As the undefeated streak continues for the WES Ltd. Bantam “C” Boys, it’s a good time to acknowledge the hard work of the boys’ coach, Gerry Chiasson, assistant Carlisle Mason, Jeff Haisell

and manager, Maureen Froud, for all their hard work and positive input all season. The games have been fun to watch and played with a lot of passion and respect. On Saturday, the visiting Victoria C2 team played hard, but was unable to overcome the solid passing and play-making by the Sooke Bantam “C” team. Sooke played with good speed, well placed passes and netted 6 goals. Two of those were heads up plays by Sheldon Kelley to poke the puck through for a breakaway, and Alec Scott

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Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halibut Derby winner, a 167pounder caught by the Vicious Fish Crew. Maybe this year there might be a bigger one.

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are good which should make for good fishing. Tickets for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s derby are $60/ rod with a first place prize of $4,000. The festival will feature kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities, food, entertainment and the top catches on display. Tickets will be limited to 200 so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait too long to purchase one. Eagle-Eye Outfitters and the Crab Shack will have tickets on sale today. And, of course, all the profits go to Charters River Interpretive Centre and Hatchery and the winning fish will go to the local food bank along with donations of nonperishable food items. The festival is looking for prize donations and charters for silent auction/derby and sponsors for t-shirts. Until next time... Keep your rod tip up! Kiwi Magic

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