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November 26, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

    Black PressWednesday, November 26, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page A8

    Entertainment Page C1

    Sports/stats Page A17

    Letters Page A13,14

    40 pages in three sections


    Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra performs

    November 29 Page C1

    7x2.5Davis Banner


    Classifieds B7 75

    Jack Most photo

    Big wheelsA youngster at the All Sooke Christmas Craft Fair seems totally enchanted with this wooden toy logging truck made by Mel Hull.

    Scores of artists and craftspeople were on hand during the weekend along with Santa and musical entertainment.

    Many shops are selling local handmade items, be sure to check them out to find those unique Sooke-made gifts.

    Government proposes changes to flood hazard areasPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    The Capital Regional District has released their analysis of prop-erties affected by pro-posed amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines.

    Local governments were tasked with look-ing at the proposed amendments and to report back to the prov-

    ince on the implica-tions. The amendments in response to climate change would see homeowners unable to rebuild on their ocean front properties with the current setbacks and minimum height above sea level.

    The province esti-mates sea levels will rise approximately one metre by the year 2100.

    The amendments are looking at increasing

    the setbacks for build-ings from 15 metres to 30 metres and the Flood Construction Level from 1.5 metres to over 5 metres above the natural boundary.

    The recently released CRD analysis estimates more than 1,100 proper-ties in the Juan de Fuca and 850 properties in Sooke will be affected. The estimated value of Juan de Fuca proper-ties (land and improve-

    ments) in the Flood Haz-ard Area is $100 million; in Sooke the value is $130 million.

    There are inter-gov-ernmental, social and economic implications according to the CRD analysis.

    Once enacted, the authority for designat-ing flood hazard areas rests with each local government, and local governments will need to develop their own

    analysis to determine how to interpret, and respond to the guide-lines.

    Hicks has responded to the province stat-ing the guidelines are an over-reaction to the potential sea level rise and will devastate many of his constitu-ents. He has requested further discussion before adoption of the guidelines.

    Restrictive cove-

    nants would be applied to properties stipu-lating that any future reconstruction must meet the FCL and set-backs requirements in force at the time of redevelopment.

    The CRD commu-nicated with the 10 local First Nations with Reserve lands that could be directly impacted with the find-ings of the materials presented to the Board.

    File photo

    Mike HIcks


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  • $1 million winner

    Proud new mom, Kimberlie Bouchard, has come forward to collect her $1 million cheque from the Sep-tember 13, 2014 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw.

    The Sooke resident purchased a Mini-Dip lottery pack from the cashier while paying for gas.

    I only knew what to ask for because thats what my hus-band buys, described Bouchard. Ive been very preoccupied with the baby so it hasnt fully sunk in yet.

    The couple didnt believe the win at first. Bouchard admits she had to check the ticket multiple times herself on the Check-a-Ticket terminal, before calling her husband in to con-firm. Bouchard didnt even know what the guaranteed $1 million prize was she had to look it up online.

    It still doesnt feel real, smiled Bouchard. I thought with the amount of time passing it would sink in but it hasnt yet.

    Bouchard and her husband plan to buy a house and put aside money for their son.

    The winning ticket was sold at the Hillside Petro-Canada gas sta-tion on the corner of Shelbourne Street and Lansdowne Road in Victoria.

    House concerts Oliver Swain and

    Adam Dobres play on Sunday, Nov. 30. $15 at WiLD at HeART TEM-PLE HOME, 1908 Bill-ings Road, Sooke.

    Email for reserva-tions [email protected] or [email protected]

    Adam Dobres and I are putting some tunes together for our December BIG MACHINE recording session! Come join us at the Home of Lulu and Paisley for a sneak peak at the new tunes and some BIG MACHINE/Outlaw Social Favou-rites!

    An intimate and interactive evening with Three Worlds; Brad Prevedoros, Niel Golden and Greg Joy. Their repertoire of Instrumental, World

    Fusion, Latin, Celtic & jazz will engross and entertain you. Children under 12 free. Call250-642-0949 to reserve your seats.

    Santa Parade detour route

    The parade starts at noon on Sunday from Sooke Elementary along Sooke Road to Shields Road, culminat-ing at the Sooke Com-munity Hall on Eustace Road where hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available. There is no charge to partici-pate.

    Our detour route will be as follows:

    Start at: Charters Rd 1. Head northwest on Charters Rd toward

    Golledge Ave - 550 m 2. Turn left onto Throup Rd - 500 m 3. Turn left onto Church Rd 4. Turn right onto Wadams Way 5. Turn left onto Otter Point Rd 6. Turn right onto Grant Rd W

    Arrive at: West Coast Rd/Highway 14.

    Make music now

    Tall Tree Music Fes-tival in partnership with TD Canada Trust, Music Counts and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sci-ence launch Make Music Now, an extra-curricular music program designed to positively enhance the lives of youth living in the unserved communi-ties of Pacheedaht First Nation and Port Renfrew.

    The official launch of Make Music Now

    will be held in Port Renfrew at the Port Renfrew Resort Light-house from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014. Appetizers and beverages will be pro-vided, along with a performance by Sam Weber. Donations will be appreciated but not expected.

    Make Music Now aims to guide partici-pants in discovering

    positive, alternative extra-curricular activi-ties, building confi-dence and self-esteem through music without traveling to other com-munities. Make Music Now will offer a sup-portive and positive environment for mem-bers to express them-selves creatively while enhancing arts and cul-ture in the community of Port Renfrew.

    The program will operate on a weekly basis, dividing groups based on age (12-15 years; 16-19 years; and 20-29 years), and encourages positive interaction between the youth of Port Ren-frew. Weekly music ses-sions will be taught on a volunteer basis by local musician Hugh Mackie and members of The Victoria Conser-vatory of Music. Instru-ments will be available to use during the week, providing continuity between program ses-sions so that youth can practice at their leisure.

    A2 Wednesday, november 26, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    This and ThaT

    BCLC photo

    sooke resident Kimberlie Bouchard with her million dollar win.

    A2 Wednesday, november 26, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR


    New Shipmentof Shabby Chic furniture

    just arrived.2052 Otter Point RoadCome in and enjoy both stores.


    Fir Spruce Hemlock MixCut lengths of 14-16 or

    The wood is not seasoned,although it was cut 3-4 months ago

    Full cords delivered on fl at bed truck

    Mention this ad and receive $10 00 o One per household per week

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    Melo Hair Salon with stylist/owner MELISSA, stylist COLLEEN and

    Gel Nail Tech TRACY.We do Ear & Nose Piercing, Manicures & Pedicures

    Open Mon-Sat 778 350 6356#2 6631 Sooke Road

    Gift Ideas from over

    55 local artists.

    2054 Otter Point Rd.

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