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JOYOUS VOICES Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Players in con- cert. Page 20 B-BALL Basketball season starts for EMCS students. Page 31 Your community, your classifieds P25 • 75 ¢ Wednesday, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 19 Sports/stats Page 28 Agreement #40110541 SOOKE SOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNER MIRROR Road closure issues cancel Sooke triathlon Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror The Subaru Sooke Triath- lon scheduled for 2013 has been cancelled due to a loss of support for a closure of West Coast Road/Highway 14. Mike Hicks, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area regional director, chose not to sup- port the road closure due to complaints from tourists and local businesses, and concerns from the Shirley fire department regarding safety and access. Increased vehicle traffic due to the opening of the Pacific Marine Circle Route was also a factor. “I, more than anyone, worked to make this work, and I’m hugely disappointed that we’ve lost the triathlon, but I guess we can’t have it both ways,” Hicks said. “There was concerns every- where. It was just too busy -- Highway 14 isn’t some coun- try little road out there.” Hicks said he sent a let- ter on Sept. 15 to LifeSport regarding his concerns over closing Highway 14. “I did that early so peo- ple could make a decision,” said Hicks. He said there were no phonecalls or comments and he said he had to won- der how interested every- one was. Paul Regensburg, LifeSport coach and part- ner, said it was a “difficult” and “emotional” decision to cancel the race. “We are grateful to the community groups and to the support of the events and to the local busi- ness community. We know and understand that they were big supporters and this is not a reflection upon them whatsoever,” he said. “From a small business perspective it’s disappoint- ing as well because we invested heavily both finan- cially and emotionally into the event in hopes of grow- ing this over time into that wonderful thousand plus participant race.” However, Regensburg said without West Coast Road, the race did not have a feasible biking venue. “In the early years of the race we had a loop that went around the Otter Point route, through Grant Road and that was okay in the early years because the participation was lower,” he said. “But as participation rose it was unsafe to have par- ticipants on that loop, and that was the reason that we moved to West Coast Road to accommodate the larger numbers.” Participation grew from 157 triathletes in 2007 to over 500 in 2012, which marked the sixth annual event. The road closure, which took place at the intersec- tion of West Coast Road and the west-end of Otter Point Road to 15 km west of Jor- dan River, occurred over three hours. Addressing concerns regarding access in the event of an emergency, Regensburg said contin- gency plans were in place to accommodate emergency personnel. “We had a safety plan that had unlimited access and unobstructed access for safety vehicles,” he said, adding temporary travel for residents was also permitted during a short time frame. Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne said he is disap- pointed over the loss of the triathlon. He said council hadn’t quite pinned down the economic advantage but he did know the event showcased the community. “We were trying to do that,” he said, “we were try- ing to get a handle on that so we could say ‘Here’s what the economic advan- tage is.’” He said the TSN coverage was “fantastic.” For two years the district was spending $25,000 for TSN coverage of the event and another $8,000 in addi- tional costs, such as policing. Support for the triathlon and disappointment at the cancellation of the event from athletes and resi- dents of the area has fueled numerous comments on the Sooke News Mirror’s Face- book page. Mike Hicks — JdFEA Regional Director Sharron Ho photo The beauty of handmade toys Mel Hull stands by his handmade wooden toys during the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Craft Fair at the community hall this past weekend. 250.642.6361 www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis Do You Have a Starter Home & Property to Sell ??? I have 2 sets of qualied buyers acƟvely looking for a small acreage with an STARTER home on a large lot or small acreage. If you have something that ts this descripƟon and would consider selling….give me a call or email me at [email protected] ...Still Looking…..

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Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Players in con-


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EMCS students.

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Your community, your classifi eds P25 • 75¢Wednesday, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

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Road closure issues cancel Sooke triathlonSharron HoSooke News Mirror

The Subaru Sooke Triath-lon scheduled for 2013 hasbeen cancelled due to a loss of support for a closure ofWest Coast Road/Highway 14.

Mike Hicks, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area regional director, chose not to sup-port the road closure due to complaints from tourists and local businesses, andconcerns from the Shirley fire department regardingsafety and access.

Increased vehicle trafficdue to the opening of the Pacific Marine Circle Routewas also a factor.

“I, more than anyone, worked to make this work, and I’m hugely disappointed that we’ve lost the triathlon, but I guess we can’t have it both ways,” Hicks said. “There was concerns every-where. It was just too busy -- Highway 14 isn’t some coun-try little road out there.”

Hicks said he sent a let-ter on Sept. 15 to LifeSport regarding his concerns over closing Highway 14.

“I did that early so peo-ple could make a decision,” said Hicks.

He said there were no phonecalls or comments and he said he had to won-der how interested every-one was.

Paul Regensburg, LifeSport coach and part-ner, said it was a “difficult” and “emotional” decision to cancel the race.

“We are grateful to the community groups and to the support of the

events and to the local busi-ness community. We know and understand that theywere big supporters and this is not a reflection uponthem whatsoever,” he said.

“From a small business perspective it’s disappoint-ing as well because we invested heavily both finan-cially and emotionally into the event in hopes of grow-ing this over time into that wonderful thousand plus participant race.”

However, Regensburg said without West Coast Road, the race did not have a feasible biking venue.

“In the early years of the race we had a loop that went around the Otter Point route, through Grant Road and that was okay in the early years because the participation was lower,” he said.

“But as participation rose it was unsafe to have par-ticipants on that loop, and that was the reason that we moved to West Coast Road to accommodate the larger numbers.”

Participation grew from 157 triathletes in 2007 to over 500 in 2012, which

marked the sixth annualevent.

The road closure, whichtook place at the intersec-tion of West Coast Road andthe west-end of Otter Point Road to 15 km west of Jor-dan River, occurred over three hours.

Addressing concerns regarding access in the event of an emergency, Regensburg said contin-gency plans were in place to accommodate emergencypersonnel.

“We had a safety planthat had unlimited access and unobstructed accessfor safety vehicles,” he said, adding temporary travel forresidents was also permitted during a short time frame.

Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne said he is disap-pointed over the loss of the triathlon. He said council hadn’t quite pinned down the economic advantage but he did know the event showcased the community.

“We were trying to do that,” he said, “we were try-ing to get a handle on that so we could say ‘Here’s what the economic advan-tage is.’”

He said the TSN coverage was “fantastic.”

For two years the district was spending $25,000 for TSN coverage of the event and another $8,000 in addi-tional costs, such as policing.

Support for the triathlon and disappointment at the cancellation of the event from athletes and resi-dents of the area has fueled numerous comments on the Sooke News Mirror’s Face-book page.

Mike Hicks— JdFEA

Regional Director

Sharron Ho photo

The beauty of handmade toysMel Hull stands by his handmade wooden toys during the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Craft Fair at the community hall this past weekend.

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Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

District of Sooke council spent a good portion of the council meeting, on Nov. 26, discussing the implica-tions of Bylaw 500 on residential and com-mercial properties.

Staff had brought five items in the new zoning bylaw before council for consideration.

Commercial zones were first on the list as council discussed whether to make changes to the zone or leave the C2 zone as is.

“The goal of Bylaw 500 was to reduce the number of zones by combining or elimi-nating,” said plan-ner Tracey Olsen. She added this was to be consistent with the Offi-cial Community Plan.

One of the options was to create a new zone for neighbour-hood pubs and liquor stores.

There were concerns whether this would

mean increased assess-ments for the property owners.

Mayor Wendal Milne said he was not sure what the implications were with the change in uses. He did not feel there was any need for change.

Jay Ryan, co-owner of Buffy’s said his only con-cern was how it would affect his taxes as he had no plans to change the uses allowed on his property.

“I feel I’m in the mid-dle of a tax grab,” he said.

Also included in the commercial zone was the idea of creating two separate commercial zones defining what can happen on either side of Sooke Road.

Councillor Herb Haldane stated that there were 22 busi-nesses which would be affected and the bylaw would force them to rezone. He requested an OCP amendment.

After batting this issue back and forth

council opted to send the item back to staff.

Minimum lot sizes in the Rural Residential Zone brought a lot of comment from council. Coun. Haldane stated that those affected resi-dents “just want their rights back.”

At issue is a new min-imum lot size of 1,000 sq. metres for proper-ties added to the Sewer Specified Area and reduced setbacks for

lots 1,000 sq. metres or smaller, and a minimum lot size of one hectare outside the SSA. Staff stated that this was a condition of receiving substantial funding for the municipal sewer system, and VIHA regu-lations.

A new zone for Group Moorage was added which involved 39 pre-viously unrecognized water lease areas in the Sooke Harbour and

Basin. Olsen said there was

no plan to change any upland zoning. Permit-ted used include boat ramp, breakwater, fish-ing, group moorage and passive recreation.

Apartment building and townhouse zones were discussed which mean two new zones in Bylaw 500 creating an exclusive residential zone in the town centre.

All of these issues will

come before the public at the next open house on Dec. 5 at the munici-pal hall.

Residents and prop-erty owners will have the opportunity to pro-vide input to staff and council at that time.

On another note, council endorsed a let-ter of support for the Ayre Manor Expansion proposal which will see 56 new beds in the com-plex care centre.

Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

A head-on collision involving two vehicles on Sooke Road near Cooper Cove sent two people to hospital on Nov. 22 around 7 p.m.

According to an RCMP press release, a westbound Mitsubishi Delica Van, driven by a 38-year-old Sooke resi-dent, collided with an oncoming Buick Cen-tury passenger car, driven by a 38-year-old Victoria man.

Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said the jaws of life were used to extricate both driv-ers from their vehicles, which were severely damaged.

When fire crews

arrived on the scene, Sorensen said the van was on its side, and leak-ing fluid and the pas-

senger car was, “com-pletely squished and over the embankment.”

Due to the damage

of the passenger car, it took firefighters an hour to remove the driver from the vehicle.

“It was extremely dif-ficult,” Sorensen said.

Both occupants were taken to Victoria Gen-eral Hospital with seri-ous injuries. There were no other passengers in the vehicles.

Sorensen added the situation could have been much worse had volunteer fire-fighter, Tom Warran, not arrived on the scene beforehand.

Warran came across the accident on his way home from work, and found the vehicle in the embankment on fire. He put out the fire with an extinguisher, and had a friend who administered first aid on the occu-pant until emergency responders arrived.

“You can imagine

with all that fuel all over the road, if he hadn’t got the fire out quick, it would’ve been really ugly,” Sorensen said.

He said the crash, which shut down Sooke Road for four hours, took place in an area with a high incidence of motor vehicle accidents.

The accident was attended by the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and about 25 firefight-ers, who were perform-ing regular training exercises at the fire hall on the same evening.

Sooke RCMP are still determining the cause of the accident, and anyone with infor-mation is asked to contact the detach-ment at 250-642-5241.

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CALL THE EDITOR at 250-642-5752 or email: [email protected] with your address.


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KATRINA KADOSKI PRESENTS her unique look at Cougar Annie in a one-woman show at EMCS theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m. First the Fringe Festival, now Sooke!

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Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-2226

C ATA R AC T S A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Looking through a cloudy lens is like trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision can make it more dif cult to read, drive a car - especially at night - or see the expression on a friend’s face. Cataracts commonly affect distance vision and cause problems with glare. They generally don’t cause irritation or pain. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But as the clouding progresses, the cataract eventually interferes with your vision. Early on, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with vision problems. But if impaired vision jeopardizes your normal lifestyle, you might need surgery. Fortunately, cataract removal is generally a safe, effective procedure. Surgery is done on only one eye at a time and most people can often resume normal daily activities fairly soon. Cataracts can’t be cured with medications, dietary supplements, exercise or optical devices. An eye specialist can detect and track the development of cataracts during routine eye exams.

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Ayre Manor set for expansion56 beds in complex care facility being planned

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Back in March 2007, the sod was finallyturned for the long-awaited Ayre Manor Lodge. After more than 40 years, the elderly residents of Sooke would finally be gettinga campus of care allow-ing seniors to age in theplace they have called home.

Five years later, the facility is at maximumand the Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Soci-ety (SECHS) are looking to expand.

“We have been work-ing for two years onexpansion plans,” said Sandy Pedneault, chair of SECHS.

She said they are looking to build 56 beds in a four-storey build-ing. Currently there are 32 complex care bedsin a wing at Ayre Manor Lodge. Ayre Manor wasfunded through Van-

couver Island HealthAuthority (VIHA) and 40 years of unstoppableefforts by SECHS.

The society boughtland in 1968 and in 1972 opened the first six unitcottages. In 1978 they opened six more, andin 1984 another six. In 2008 Ayre Manor Lodgeopened with 32 com-plex care bed and 25 assisted living units.

Preliminary plans have been drawn up for the new 56-bed facilityand they are waiting for a RFP.

Pedneault said the cost for the new care facility is less than

$10-million.“Our original building

was $2-million underbudget at $15-million.

She said they hadalready planned for expansion back in2007 with a larger than necessary kitchen,infrastructure such as water, wider roads, etc.Ayre Manor currently employs 40 full and part-time people and it is expected that close to an equal number of new employees will behired for the expanded care facility.

Now, says Pedneault, seniors living in theSooke community can

go from independentliving to assisted liv-ing to complex care.She said all of the bed/units have to be full tomake it a viable oper-ation. But it doesn’talways happen so eas-ily as many seniors are placed in other facilities further from Sooke andonce places they are “crossed off the list” by VIHA. Pedneault wants to see seniors from Sooke get placed in Sooke. This new facilitywould help.

“VIHA is still lookingat 320 beds in the West-ern communities andwe’re out here too,” she

said.SECHS is ready to

apply for a Develop-ment Permit and once funding is in place theycan again turn the sod on a new care facility.

“It can be built in one year, the zoning,everything is in place already,” said Ped-neault. “Well, we’re hoping.”

SECHS was before District of Sooke coun-cil to get a letter of support from council.They would be eligible for relief of Develop-ment Cost Charges of $228,230.80.

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6 • COMMUNITY www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012- SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

Mo’show 2012 = benefitSharron HoSooke News Mirror

In the spirit of Movember, Youth for Change are host-ing a charity concert called the Mo’ Show for the Prostate Cen-tre of Vancouver Island on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The show will fea-ture high calibre musi-cal talents, John Mann, lead singer of the Spirit of the West; the Archers, winners of the 2011 Best B.C. Teen Band; and JP Maurice.

The three acts will bring a folk/rock sound to Sooke that will be enjoyable to all ears of all ages.

According to Scott Rothermel, school dis-trict community liai-son, Youth for Change raised $1,000 last year through the sale of wrist bands emblazoned with the word, “Movember.”

This year, students wanted to expand on their support of Movem-ber -- a time when men sprout moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness.

And after a few phone calls, the Mo’ Show was born.

“We made some

phone calls and asked for some favours and managed to get some great musicians to come out and support the cause,” Rothermel said.

“It’s hard for people in Sooke sometimes because a lot of the

events happen in the city and this is a nice opportunity to bring some high quality musical entertainment to Sooke,” he said.

The fundraising goal for this year is $2,000. Funds will be raised

through wrist band sales at $2 each, and a portion of ticket sales.

Throughout the eve-ning and week of the event, members will be distributing posters and educational litera-ture on prostate cancer.

Youth for a Change has been active for the last three years, with a membership that has grown from 12 students to 30.

The humanitarian group has a mandate to “facilitate and encour-age good citizenship and community con-nectedness,” through charitable, environ-mental and social awareness activities.

EMCS students join the group out of their own initiative and do not receive extra credit for their participation.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EMCS theatre.

Tickets are avail-able at EMCS or at the Stick in the Mud. Prices are as follows:

Family of four, $30. Adults, $15. 65+ or 5-17

years of age, $10. Four years old

and under, free.

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8 • EDITORIAL www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012- SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

EDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorSharron Ho Reporter

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B.C. Views

B.C.’s ritual day of shame over child poverty has come and gone once again, with politicians trading blame and time-worn talking points.

The occasion was an annual gathering staged at the B.C. Teachers’ Federation office in downtown Vancouver. It is organized by First Call, an umbrella group sponsored by the BCTF, the B.C. Government Employees’ Union and a collection of like-minded “anti-poverty activists,” as they describe themselves in their latest report.

The familiar script unfolded. The report misinterprets federal income statistics from two years ago and calls for a long list of uncosted, but hugely expensive measures that they assert will make B.C. the first jurisdiction in human history to eradicate poverty.

A sampling: provide raises for employees and contractors at all levels of government until they are making an unspecified “living wage,” because we all know how public sector workers uniquely suffer from pay and pension inequality.

Raise the minimum wage again and index it to inflation. Establish universal public dental care, prescription drug and eye care programs, and daycare. (Dismiss targeted programs that already provide this.)

Raise welfare rates and expand eligibility for employment insurance. Cut tuition and provide more student grants. Eliminate homelessness.

And so it continues toward a socialist Utopia and certain bankruptcy for provincial and federal governments already deeply in the red.

I wrote about these numbers when Statistics Canada released them back in June. They showed a modest improvement nationally and provincially in what they measure, which is not poverty, but the relative relationship between income groups. First Call dismisses that improvement as “a dismal record.”

My point is not to deny that there are many poor people in B.C. and Canada. There are. But at this point we don’t even have a reliable way of measuring the problem, let alone effective solutions.

The report states: “Statistics Canada said the child poverty rate in Greater Vancouver was 18.4 per cent in 2010 …” No, Statistics Canada didn’t say that. They said what they always say, that “Low-Income Cut-Off,” or LICO figures, are not an accurate measure of poverty.

The political response was equally predictable. Veteran NDP MP Libby Davies led the charge in Ottawa. The government must establish a national anti-poverty strategy with firm annual goals, she said, reciting the identical script of the B.C. NDP.

Davies didn’t mention that Manitoba is among the provinces with such a plan. It’s the only province that finished below B.C. in the percentage of children living in low-income homes. These plans are mainly gesture politics, providing

the appearance of action.Social Development Minister

Stephanie Cadieux spoke on behalf of the B.C. Liberal government, and she, too, stuck to a familiar script. The best path out of poverty is a job, she said. This is true, but also obvious.

Then Cadieux went on about the “B.C. Jobs Plan,” which has its own sorry record of misrepresented federal statistics.

Here’s one of the report’s more blindingly obvious section headings: “Child poverty concentrated in big cities.” No kidding. The whole population is concentrated in big cities.

Herein lies a clue that is missed by “activists” for ever-larger government. Poor people are increasingly crowded into the most expensive places.

If I’m on welfare or working in a low-wage job and receiving a provincial rent subsidy (one of those things LICO doesn’t measure), should I live in downtown Victoria or Vancouver? Shouldn’t I relocate to a smaller community where housing is cheaper?

There are lots of complications to this, but some kind of incentive to relocate could help big and small communities.

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Poverty of politics continues

Sooke not at fault for loss


Organizers of the Subaru Sooke Triathlon pulled the plug. This means no more runners, swimmers and cyclists pounding through the gruelling one-day event in the Sooke area.

What many fail to realize is that the District of Sooke was not the instigator in cancelling the triathlon. It was a decision made by LifeSport because many residents along Hwy. 14 did not want a road closure for the duration of the race. In a survey conducted by the OPSRRA the majority of 72 respondents did not support

the road closure. Juan de Fuca regional director Mike Hicks stated in a letter in the SNM on Sept. 19 he did not support the road closure.

He said no one called, emailed or talked to him

about the impact and he wonders why. It was his decision but perhaps it could have been changed with more input from all residents of the JDFEA.

LifeSport and Subaru were well aware of the opinions of residents west of Sooke. They had ample time to consider another route but decided it was Hwy. 14 or nothing, stating the triathlon had grown bigger and the previous route was not adequate. Really? Was Young Lake also too small? Were there no other alternatives? Couldn’t something be worked out? The decision to cancel the event was made by LifeSports alone, but based on the lack of support for the highway closure. This was a three-way partnership (Subaru, LifeSport and the District of Sooke) and Sooke never got an opportunity to state their case. Sooke spent a lot of money making sure this event happened and that Sooke was showcased. Can anything be done to rectify the situation? Who knows. Should it be reinstated? Probably. Perhaps the triathlon was a hapless victim of its own success.

LifeSport and Subaru were well aware...

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Don’t be too quick to judge

Letter to editor Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, Nov. 21 (Silence is Golden)

I too was caught unaware that the two minutes of silence had begun and was chatting to the very nice lady behind me as we tried to find our place in the line of wreath presenters.

I would not dream of been disrespectful of our veterans and those who were lost in war. It’s just that the people in my immedi-ate area did not hear the announcement.

As for the ladies (Lions) in white, I can assure you they are of the highest integrity. Look at page 18 of the same edition, those are the ladies in white spear-heading the Toys for Kids program in Sooke.

Lion Al BeddowsSooke

Public should know

Could the editor of the Sooke News Mir-ror relate what are the terms, salary and bonuses are for the new CAO in Sooke?

Since the terms, sal-ary and severance of the last CAO was none of the taxpayers busi-ness (confidential). As taxpayers, we think it is our business to know what we are paying for.

Also, the fact is that all of the councillors

were in agreement of the “confidential” clause for terms and sever-ance of Mr. Parliament and his “resignation.”

Then, taxpayers have reason to wonder about these arrange-ments that were imple-mented. Transparency?

Alan and Muriel Brenda


Editor’s note: Legally the District of Sooke is not required to divulge

issues relating to per-sonnel.

Editorial hits home

I am in full support of your editorial “Cross-walks are dangerous” (Nov. 14, 2012).

I am a victim of a crosswalk accident and it took many months to return to full health. As a result, I am very care-ful when I walk, particu-larly in a crosswalk.

I walk almost daily and have noticed driv-ers seem to have a care-less and selfish attitude when approaching crosswalks.

Your editorial was very timely, as four times in the last 10 days while standing at the edge of four differ-ent crosswalks, drivers “blew” through without looking right or left and definitely not stopping.

I am particularly concerned about the crosswalk at Church and Country Roads because of the num-ber of school children who cross there daily. It should be upgraded with some new paint.

Another concern is the speed at which drivers on Church

Road come over the hill before the crosswalk.

At the entrance to Evergreen Mall, I watched the driver look to her left as she approached Sooke Road. It was only as she started to turn onto Sooke Road that she saw me standing in the crosswalk. She did not slow down or come to a full stop but continued her turn.

Also at risk are the growing number of resi-dents in electric carts. The majority are driven by the elderly whose reactions are not always swift and sure.

Stopping for a pedes-trian or an electric cart in a crosswalk takes, I would guess, about 30 seconds. Drivers ask yourselves: Will “30 seconds” really make that much difference in getting to where I want to go? Do I want to be careless and self-ish and “blow” through the crosswalks taking a chance on seriously injuring or possibly kill-ing someone? Believe me, if that happens, you will really be late

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We asked: What do you hate most about drivers?

Their lack of basic good manners.

Martha MooreSooke

Probably just general impatience and always in a


Laura LemieuxSooke

The ones that can’t see.

Colin HunterSooke

In parking lots when they won’t wait for a pedestrian, they’re impatient and they

don’t think about other people.

Elden SmithSooke


Lost your keys?

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Recognize any of these keys? Come into the Sooke News Mirror office to claim them if they are yours.

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Thinking about the sale of your Family home? Call Michael today. Since 1985 Michael has been helping his Sooke Clients with all their Real Estate needs. Call 250-642-6056 or email [email protected].

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to your destination and not just the few seconds it would have taken to stop.

When are the driv-ers and authorities going to come to grips with this problem and do something about it, whether it is a little bit of paint, installa-tion of flashing lights, a penalty when caught, or just starting to use more common sense?

To repeat your edi-torial question... “Do the residents of Sooke have to wait until someone is seriously injured or killed before something is done?”

Lynne BruhnsSooke

Drug Awareness Week

To celebrate Drug Awareness Week in Sooke, the Caprice Theatre in Langford is doing its part to pro-mote youth develop-ment in the community.

In honour of the occasion, and to sup-port the kids in mak-ing smart, healthy choices, the Caprice Theatre is offering free admission to a movie for this year’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resis-tance Education) stu-dents. The vouchers for the admission are being delivered to the students by the DARE Officers of the Sooke RCMP Detachment.

Thanks to the Caprice Theatre, and thanks our communi-ty’s kids for committing

to lead a drug free life.Cpl. Scott Hilderley

RCMPDrugs and Orga-

nized Crime Aware-ness Service

Minority wins again

Re: Subaru Sooke Triathlon cancellation.

On my way to work I heard the triathlon will be cancelled this year because of too many complaints to the CRD about Highway 14 being shut down for the event.

I need to justify a few things before I go on: I do not participate in the triathlon in any form. I am not even a spectator of the event. I do however like the idea of our beauti-ful part of the world being showcased to the world through TSN.

I do like the idea of our businesses get-ting the exposure they need to be sustainable. I also like the idea of tourists becoming curi-ous about our piece of the island and want-ing to explore Sooke.

Why do I like all of these things? The posi-tive economic impact it has on our commu-nity in August and the residual business that it brings to our commu-nity cannot be replaced. The basic calculation to measure economic impact is number of vis-itors X number of days X spending money =

economic impact. From my calculations the number of participants + media + support staff equals conservatively 572 people, and I esti-mated each person would spend in Sooke around $200 (hotel, gas, lunch, dinner, and a souvie or two). Again very conservative. The economic impact of the triatholon: $114,400 lost from our small commu-nity because of few peo-ple didn’t like the road closed. Not to mention all the days of training these athletes do before the race in Sooke, the free exposure of our community to the rest of Canada which could potentially drive tour-ism even further. Tour de France shuts down sections of their coun-try for 21 days annu-ally, yet we cannot shut down a road for a few hours on a weekend.

Very sad that the minority wins again.

Rod Holt Sooke

JPM Park belongs to all of us

Proposing this ven-ture be established in our last large, beauti-ful and serene green space is an arrogant move to say the least.

That council have entertained it for this length of time is unbe-lievable. A bike skills park for enthusiasts

could be valuable in the right location and suitable terrain, John Phillips Memorial Park is neither. A mas-sive transformation would be necessary which will not only dis-rupt the natural ambi-ence of the park but disturb the wildlife.

The group of physi-cally able bike enthu-siasts is small in num-ber compared to the 10,000 plus popula-tion of Sooke, to whom this park belongs.

Young and old, strong and those need-ing assistance cur-rently stroll or are pushed and enjoy the park as it is now. A plan to change what is there into a fenced sporting area will restrict and could deter current users, deny that option to many more, is irreversible therefore unthinkable.

Jacquie JocelynSooke

Pets and people win

I wish to pass on big congratulations to the prizewinners of the Mexi-Can Veterinary project Raffle, and a huge thank you to every-one who contributed.

The efforts raised over $700 towards spay-ing and neutering and general care for aban-doned and homeless dogs and cats in Mexico.

Last week, over the course of three days,

173 animals in La Pen-ita, Mexico, were neu-tered or spayed, treated for parasites, given free dog or cat food, adorned with donated leashes and harnesses and, in some cases, offered the chance at finding a permanent loving home through the adoption program.

Thank you from all the pets who now have a new lease on life.

Deborah LambertSooke

Pressure the province

Thursday’s horren-dous motor vehicle accident once more points to the vulner-ability of Sooke and communities to the west when Highway 14 is blocked, in this case for four hours.

There are blockages almost on a weekly basis for varying peri-ods of time and high-

lights the inadequacy of Highway 14.

Of course there are those who say that there is nothing wrong with the highway, all one has to do is drive at the posted speed.

They may be correct however the reality is that accidents have, do and will occur and as Sooke continues to grow, the frequency will increase.

The status quo rea-soning fails to take

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The family of Lorraine “Bunny” Planes, CHUM O COYTH

Daughters, Willow, Fern and Family wish to gratefully acknowledge your very thoughtful expression of love and sympathy in our time of sorrow.

Thank You to Chief Gordon Planes and all of T’SOUKE Nation, Our Hawaiian family of SQUAMISH who traveled to be here, Thank you Dr. Saunders and staff for many years of service, Rev. Father Mike Favero of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Parish, Shirley Alphonse, Salish Spiritual Advisor, Elida Peers, Historian Sooke Region Museum, John and Lindy, Tsartlap, Mr & Mrs. Larry Rumsby, Mr. Ron Shambrook, Sooke Backhoe Services Ltd. Kelley Keys, Sooke Flower House.

Our Mother “Bunny Planes” truly fell in love with The Sooke Community, 68 years ago, now Mom and Dad “Frank Planes” are together again for all of eternity. Till we meet again.

In Spirit and Friendship, Willow, Fern and family’s.

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Upcoming Public MeetingsSpecial Council Meeting

New Zoning BylawMonday, December 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Finance and Administration CommitteeMonday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

New Zoning Bylaw Open HouseWednesday, December 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Presentations at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pmCouncil Chambers

Mayor’s Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beautifi cation - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm- Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair – 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm


Committee VolunteersApplications are invited from Sooke residents or business owners interested in serving on a Council committee. Volunteer members on committees and commissions help Council with making decisions by making recommendations.

Council is currently looking for volunteers for the following committees:

Finance and Administration Committee (1 year)Community Grant Committee (1 year)

Land Use Committee (1 year)Board of Variance (3 years)

If you are interested in volunteering please submit a completed Appointment Application form available at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall or at www.sooke.ca by 4:30 pm, Friday, November 30th, 2012 to:

Bonnie Sprinkling, Corporate Offi cerDistrict of Sooke2205 Otter Point RoadSooke, BC V9Z 1J2fax: [email protected]

For information on the District of Sooke committees, please see District website www.sooke.ca.

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confi rm meetings.

Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca


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into account that this poorly lit, twisting highway is the main, if one ignores the Port Renfrew to Cowichan route, and the only cor-ridor for those going to and returning from work; going to the ferry and airport or simply doing business east of 17 Mile.

As a frequent traveler both domestically and internationally, I am now giving serious con-sideration to checking into a Victoria hotel the day before traveling in order to make plane or ferry connections how-ever that may not be an option for everyone.

It is well past time that serious and sus-tained pressure should be applied to the Minis-try of Transport and the provincial government to begin the process of rebuilding Highway 14 to make it passable when there is a serious motor vehicle accident.

After all the provincial government is spend-ing millions of dollars telling us how great they are (not)-perhaps those wasted dollars could be more usefully spent on Highway 14.

D. R. Matland


Youth are the future

This is a thank you to all those who made Remembrance a true recognition of how we, as Canadians, can live in a freedom unknown to many. Our troops paid and are still paying a heavy price to keep what many take for granted.

A special thanks goes to our youth who attended the Cand-lelight Service and again on Rememb-rance Day. They are the future of our com-munity and country.

They will not for-get. Lest we for-get. Lest we forget.

Martha MooreSooke

Low life desecrate

Recently I marked the perimeter of my wife’s grave, located in the Sooke Lions Cem-

etery, with small inex-pensive solar lamps, one at each corner, on a whim that there would be illumination at night.

Incredibly, some-one of the low life of Sooke decided to remove them, maybe I should say stole them because that was what the removal was with-out my permission.

The Sooke Lions Cemetery manage-ment are in no way responsible for the removal I must add.

What type of person stoops to such a low? For me, hard to imagine.

Also, in this lovely community cemetery, some other imbe-cilic, contemptibly stu-pid minded individu-als have destroyed the fence at the south east-ern corner of Idlemore Road so that they can short cut their way to the main Sooke Road.

Since this desecra-tion of my wife’s grave, and that is what it was, I have heard that other individuals use the cemetery as a recre-ation area for dubious

reasons and to exercise their dogs, what a dis-grace, what mentality.

W. NortonSooke

Five-year contract a distraction

Re: Sewer Agree-ment and Sleeping Easy

I have followed the discussions about the sewage agreement. The real winner in the signing of the five-year EPCOR Sewage agree-ment is the opponent of sewer expansion in the Sooke area. There is no chance that EPCOR will want to invest in the infrastructure cost of expanding the sewer on a five-year agreement.

Trying to save Sooke residents money with the signing of a five-year EPCOR contract is just a distraction. The only expansion that will occur now will be a developer adjacent to the serviced area that wishes to tie in.

Opponents of sewer

expansion outside the service area have cho-sen to be stewards of their own waste. As the steward of their own waste I would expect that proper repair, maintenance, and scheduled pum-ping of their septic field are occurring. If this is being carried out I can sleep easy. I do know that seeing a septic truck in the Sooke area is a rare occurrence.

Acreage can be expensive to tie into for the sewer servicing, but it also can be for-giving to a failed sep-tic field. What is not forgiving is the conta-minated groundwater, ditches, streams, that ultimately flow into the Sooke Harbour and Basin or area lakes.

No one wants the tie-in cost or annual sewer tax bill, but now we have a sewer system — let‘s use it.

Roy OsseltonSooke

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Soon we will be hearing that story about an unlikely set of people in unlikely circumstances; a story about possibility in the context of the impossible. Yes, that story of God becoming human so that all could be drawn into God’s love. No dependence on our skills, knowledge or even positive thinking, it is possible

because God is God; the One who comes into our existence and becomes revealed to us. We nd ourselves caught unawares; faced with this impossible possibility caught up in an infant child. He has nothing; no capability to survive on his own yet is recognized as Emmanuel, God with us! And that, we learn, changes all of humanity as God is with all of us until we are nally drawn back into God.

The hope is that while we are here, we with God, can change things for the good of all. Not our wish but our hope, based on impossible beginnings but was imbued with God’s power. This hope is the light of all nations as God, with us, continues to make it a reality.

Today, we co-create with God and God with us, this force for good, is changing the world. It is the living out of this possibility, day to day, year to year, that gives us our con dence in our continued celebration of Christmas. May this thought empower us as we journey toward December 25th.




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Safe Halloween 2012 Report

This year’s Safe Hal-loween event, which moved from its location at the District of Sooke offices and Sooke Fire Hall, was successful in numbers but not with-out its growing pains.

The building of the Haunted House by sev-eral members of the Sooke Fire Department was onerous. It was the hope that more community groups or businesses would par-ticipate in the build and

design of the rooms. As many as 1,196 patrons went through the house and were pleas-antly haunted by the few actors and staff in the Haunted House.

Although the main framework for the house has been built the Safe Halloween Committee wishes to put the call out to the Sooke Community groups, businesses and service clubs to jump on board and help build and design the 2013 Safe Halloween Haunted House.

Next year marks the 20th Sooke Safe Hal-loween event. We have come a long way in the past 19 years with your support. You may remember the horror of Halloween nights in the distant past. Van-dalism and violence marred the evening and prevented parents, chil-dren, and others from enjoying their evening outside their homes. Local business owners would spend the night in their shops in hope of minimizing the destruc-tion of their investment.

We have seen a shift in the social patterns of vandals and a complete elimination of violence so readily visible in the past. In fact, we have successfully altered the way Sooke children and youth view Halloween. We can be proud of our achievements.

Please consider becoming a part of this fabulous local event by contacting Rick Armour at: [email protected] or Steve Sorensen at [email protected]

Contributed by Rick Armour

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Winter vegetables are still abundant in our gardens because of our mild fall.

If you still have beets, cabbage, onions, parsley and celery in your garden you are fortunate, but if not look up sookefood-chi.ca to find the local farms which may have any of the above.

Borscht Choose 5 to 8

medium- sized beets with tops, a small cab-bage or medium cab-bage cut in half, 1 or 2 onions, depending on your taste, and a good bunch of pars-ley and 4-6 stalks of celery, or tops of cele-riac or a celeriac bulb.

You can either start with a beef bone in about 10 cups of water or some chicken broth or just use 10 cups of water.

A d d s o m e salt and pepper.

Chop the beets and tops into chunks.

Shred and chop the cabbage, onions and celery or celeriac.

Chop the pars-ley fine and add all to the boiling broth.

Cook until all the vegetables are tender.

This will give you a nice thick borscht soup which when ladled into a bowl with a dolop of sour cream or plain yogurt.

Some like to add 1 tbsp vinegar to the bowl of borsht as well.

Serve with whole wheat bread or corn meal muffins.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Sift 3/4 cup flour, 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tbsp. sugar, 3/4 tsp. salt.

Add, 11/4 cups yellow corn meal.

In a separate bowl beat one egg, 2 to 3 tbsp. melted butter or beef or bacon drip-pings and 1 cup milk.

Pour the liquid mix-

ture into the dry mixture and just a few mixes to combine the two.

Place batter in well greased pan or muf-fin tins and bake for about 25 minutes.

Any leftover soup can be put into plastic bags, plastic sour cream or yogurt containers,

labeled with date and year and what’s inside, to be used for a quick meal when needed.

Any questions or recipes you may like to see, you may email Ellen at [email protected]

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Some changes made to program in 2012Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

Young adults from across Canada and South Africa will be coming to Sooke as part of the Canada World Youth, Youth Leadership in Action program on Dec. 6.

After spending six weeks in the Cape Flats’ community of Athlone, and subse-quently six weeks in Bonnievale, the team of 17 youth will be head-ing to Sooke for the

Canadian phase of their exchange program.

The group will be living with host fami-lies in the commu-nity and volunteering at local non-profits.

According to Heather Fisher, CWY fundrais-ing support supervi-sor, who is currently acting as a communi-cation bridge between the Sooke commu-nity and the Sooke-Bonnievale team, the youth are encour-aged to find a deeper meaning in all activi-ties they participate in.

Work placements in Sooke include Ecole Poirier, Ayer Manor, the Sooke Options for Com-munity Living Asso-ciation, Sooke Family Resource Society, Vital

Vittles, Meals on Wheels, and Camp Barnard.

At a CWY meeting on Nov. 17, Sooke host families expressed excitement and enthu-siasm for the arrival of the young adults who will share their homes for 11 weeks.

Some of the host fam-ilies who have partici-pated in the program in the past called the

experience “enrich-ing,” with others add-ing they have kept in contact with their former homestays.

The team, along with support from their host families, will be respon-sible for fundraising for a project called Beyond Schools, which Fisher said will address

SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com COMMUNITY • 15Ted Mehler photo

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Bringing back traditionT’Sou-ke Art Group hosts Christmas sale

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Linda Bristol wanted to see members of the T’Sou-ke First Nation revive the ancient arts and cultural aspects of their heritage. Withthis aim in mind, back in 2008, she applied fora grant which would allow some workshopsto take place at the reserve as well as a mentorship in arts management. Sheachieved her goal and the revival of CoastSalish arts began.

The first year theystarted weaving with cedar bark and grasses with a Nitnat elder.

“I was fortunate to have relations of mine who know thesethings,” said Bristol.

She mentioned KathyEdgar who makes beautiful traditionallywoven baskets and is currently busy gettingready for the T’Sou-Ke Arts Group ChristmasArt Show on Dec. 1.

“She is going like crazy making baskets and bells... things she was taught to make since she was little,” said Bristol.

Other cousins came forward in the earlier years to teach wool weaving, knitting and spinning. Bristol gets a

little emotional as she talks about the peoplewho came forward to teach others.

“Donna Thomas was our knitting mentorthe first year,” said Bristol. “She left anawesome legacy.”

Bristol said Thomaswould do her own designs and like most of the mentors, she was patient and willing to share.

Knitting and carving have become rooted in the TAG. Sooke’s Master carver, Victor Newman, has been a mentor as has his son Carey.

TAG meets every

Thursday at the T’Sou-ke band office on thereserve and everyone is welcome to participate.

“We still continue. Whatever type ofart or craft, come sit with us and share,”added Bristol. “Bring a little refreshment toshare with the group.”

It is hoped that a group will come together to add a concession to the annual event. In year’s past they always had salmon and fry bread on the menu.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s a fun time for everybody.”

The T’Sou-ke Art

Group Christmas Art Sale takes place onDec. 1 at the band hall on Lazzar Road.The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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A previous TAG Christmas sale featured many items woven with cedar, like these by Kathy Edgar.

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Holiday season begins with musicPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Once upon a time, there was a monk named

Brother Heinrich. That’s the opening

of John Rutter’s fable, which also involves a donkey named Sigis-mond, a Christmas cel-ebration at the monas-tery, a hard-to-please abbot, and of course music. A fable with music for narrator, mixed choir, and small orchestra, or oboe, bas-soon, and piano. This delightful work tells the story of the 14th Cen-tury Dominican mys-tic Heinrich Suso who, according to legend, notated the carol In dulci jubilo after it had been sung to him by a band of angels; he is unexpectedly aided by Sigismund, his donkey.

Told with warmth and droll humor, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas has become a holiday favorite.

On Dec. 1 and 2, Paul Terry will narrate the classic tale at Music for the Festive Season featuring the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Sooke Phil-

harmonic Chorus con-ducted by Wade Noble.

The chorus began as the Sooke Festival Cho-rus, performing in the millennium Sooke Fes-tival of Performing Arts under the direction of Christopher Symons. After two seasons, it became the Sooke Phil-harmonic Chorus in 2002, with Mary Hol-land as Choral Director.

Now under the direc-tion of Wade Noble,

this auditioned group of approximately 30 singers performs classical repertoire with the Sooke Phil-harmonic Chamber Players twice a year.

Handel’s Messiah (Hallelujah Chorus and other favourites) will be performed along with a Christmas Carol Sing-along. Soloist for the evening is Nancy Washeim, soprano.

The SPO has part-

nered with the Sooke Christmas Bureau for this concert and a por-tion of the proceeds will go to the bureau’s fundraising activities.

Music for the Fes-tive Season on Satur-day, Dec. 1 at the Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road at 7:30 p.m. and at New St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin on Sun-day, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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youth violence and gansterism, and drugs and alcohol abuse.

“So 20 different disad-vantaged schools in the Cape Flats area, where our programs run, will receive funding to initi-ate local youth groups after school and those youth groups will engage in community projects and volun-teerism,” Fisher said.

She stated the Beyond Schools project will give youth an alter-native to drugs, alco-hol and violence, while building up their self-esteem and job skills.

The program will also be facilitated by CWY alumni. The fund-raising goal is $4,300.

The original team that was intended to arrive was the Sooke-Kaylitsha team.

Fisher, the proj-ect supervisor for the Sooke-Kaylitsha team, said after six weeks in the overseas com-munity, the program was cancelled due to safety and health con-cerns. The program’s Canadian youth were repatriated to Canada.

As a result, the sec-ond South African-Can-ada team, originally set for the Sunshine Coast and Athlone, was refor-matted. The group of Canadian and South

African youth in Ath-lone were moved over to Bonnievale due to civil unrest in the com-munity, and will now come to Sooke instead of the Sunshine Coast.

“They’ve been moved to Sooke for the Cana-dian phase. Originally they were going to be on the Sunshine Coast, but the Sooke commu-nity was a little more prepared with host fam-ilies than the Sunshine coast,” Fisher said.

There is still a need for one more host family to house two youth. It is required the host family have one room available, with one or two beds. It is also preferable the residence be close to public transportation.

To apply to be a host family, contact Fisher at: [email protected] or 250-885-2776.

There will also be a welcoming event on Dec. 14 at the Sooke Legion to introduce program participants to the community. Guests are to arrive at 5 p.m. and the potluck din-ner will begin at 6 p.m.

For any questions or to RSVP, contact Emily Percival Pat-erson at 250-642-5023 or 250-216-4321.

SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com OPINION • 23

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Medal awardedColonel R. Spencer the Commander of the Canadian Materiel Support Group presents

the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to Otter Point resident Sandra Nelson, recognizing

her meritous service to country and a decade long support to minor sports in her

community over the last decade.

Cont’d from page 15

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LOCAL SHOPS SELL A WIDE RANGE OF GREAT PRODUCTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICESMany people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are usually surprised by the wide range of products and gifts that are available from local businesses.

SHOPPING LOCAL SAVES YOU MONEYOut of town shops have done a great job convincing us that shopping locally is expensive, but there’s just no evidence to back this up. If you add in travel costs such as gas, parking and time, the overall cost is often much higher.

SHOPPING LOCAL PRESERVES OUR COMMUNITIESNobody likes losing shops and services in smaller towns and cities - but they don’t equate this to how they spend their money. Local businesses thrive if customers spend locally. So if you want a vibrant town centre where you can socialize and shop - shop locally!

SHOPPING LOCAL RETAINS OUR DISTINCTIVENESSLocal businesses help create distinctive shopping experiences and often carry diff erent products. This helps to keep traditional local products alive, thus contributing to a town or city’s special unique qualities.





SHOPPING LOCAL SAVES THE ENVIRONMENTLocal businesses, which often stock a higher percentage of locally sourced goods and products, often do not require long car or bus rides to get to, helping to reduce our global footprint.

SHOPPING LOCAL CREATES JOBSShops in small towns and cities help create local employment and self-employment. Local jobs foster economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people.

LOCAL BUSINESSES INVEST MORE IN OUR COMMUNITIESLocal shops are proportionally more generous in their support for local charities, schools and community events. So supporting local shops means a fi nancial return for our community.




Why Shop Local?

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WINE TASTING The annual Taste of BC helps send kids to Camp Shawnigan. Page 13 THE WAY OF TAO Tai Chi is an ancient practice helpful in maintaining good health.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Editorial Page 6 Lifestyles

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Mobile home fire deemed “suspicious”

Father, son and two dogs escape blazeChristine VopelSooke 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 deliber-ately set or accidental has yet to be determined. We’ll be turning

the file over to the RCMP. If it wasset, there will be a criminal inves-tigation,” 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 electri-cal but that’s not it. It is a suspi-cious 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 Zack-ary Orr and two dogs. At the time

of the fire, only the boys’ fatherand the youngest son, Merrick were in the home. “I’m thankful everyone was o.k. and that I got almost every-thing 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 nothave 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

Red Cross is willing to help afterthat. A fund is being set up at Coast Capital Savings under the name “Smedley Fund” for any-one 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 num-ber of vehicles parked along Mur-ray Road as there was a concert taking place at the same time at Holy Trinity Church resulting in a busy night for Sooke fire fight-ers.



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Survey winnerJulia Stewart holds a gift certificate for a dinner for four at Stonepipe. Stewart was the Sooke News Mirror’s survey winner held earlier this year.

New Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

executiveThe nomination pro-

cess is closed and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce thanks those who sent in let-ters of intent to stand on the board.

By acclamation: Vice Chair - Michael

NyikesSecretary - Laura

ReaneyDirector - Steve

Knowles, Randy Wel-ters

The 2013 ExecutivePast Chair - Angela

BurnellChair - Frederique

PhilipVice Chair - Michael

NyikesTreasurer - Shelley

GodinSecretary - Laura



Karen MasonRebecca ArmitageMarion DesrochersNaomi PonechLorna DanlychukRandy WeltersJason van der ValkChris RickettsMelinda Brake Steve KnowlesFor more information

on the chamber, con-tact:

Kari Osselton, Execu-tive Director

Offices located at: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

301, 2015 Shields Road, Sooke

Mailing address: Box 18, Sooke, B.C.

V9Z 0E4email: info@sookere-

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“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”

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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.

What’s Up in SookeWhat’s Up in Sooke This WeekThis Week

COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercial

and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.


WedWedNovember 28November 28ROYAL CANADIAN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLEGIONEuchre - 7 p.m. Euchre - 7 p.m. Darts - 7:30 p.m. Darts - 7:30 p.m. Ladies darts - 12 p.m.Ladies darts - 12 p.m. TOASTMASTERS TOASTMASTERS Meeting upstairs at Meeting upstairs at Village Market Foods Village Market Foods starting at 7 p.m. starting at 7 p.m. For more info, contact For more info, contact Allan at 250-642-7520. Allan at 250-642-7520. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARYPajma Storytime from 6:30-7 p.m. Put on your comfy pjs, and come cuddly up for some of our best bedtime stoires ever. Everyone welcome, register at 250-642-3022.

Thurs.Thurs. November 29November 29ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage at 7 p.m. A SHORT COURSE IN SPACE STUDIESFree lecture at EMCS from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 250-642-5211 to register. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARYPreschool Storytime, a literacy program for children, aged 3-5, is held at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 250-642-3022.

Mon.Mon.December 3December 3

Tues.Tues.December 4December 4BABY TALK 2012BABY TALK 2012Colic and cryingColic and cryingAt the Sooke Child, Youth At the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre (CASA and Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend building) 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. Road from 10-11:30 a.m. YOUTH CLINICYOUTH CLINICWest Coast Family Medical West Coast Family Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 25. ages 13 to 25.

Fri.Fri.November 30November 30ROYAL CANADIAN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLEGIONSteak night 6-7:30 p.m. Steak night 6-7:30 p.m. Drop-in darts at 8 p.m. Drop-in darts at 8 p.m. VITAL VITTLESVITAL VITTLESFree lunch from 11:30 a.m. Free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Murray Road. Church on Murray Road. Everyone welcome.Everyone welcome.

Sun.Sun.December 2December 2SOOKE TRANSITION TOWN CAFEAt the Reading Room from 2-4 p.m. MUSIC JAMAt the Kemp Lake Store from 2-4 p.m. MOSS COTTAGE CHRISTMASSnowman building, roasted nuts and hot drinks from 1-4 p.m. at the Sooke Region Museum. PORT RENFREW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEAnnual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale from 11-3 p.m. at the Rec Centre. For more info, please contact Rosslyn at 250-647-0168.

Sat.Sat.December 1December 1APPLE FEST TEA AND BAKE SALEApple pies, homebaking and tea/lunch at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on 1962 Murray Rd, from 10-2 p.m. For more info, call 250-642-6012. CRAFT FAIRAt Sooke elementary school from 10-4 p.m. SOOKE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAMusic for the Festive Season at Sooke Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. T’SOU-KE ART GROUP CHRISTMAS ART SHOWBand hall, 2154 Lazzar Rd, from 10-6 p.m. MASONIC LODGE OPEN HOUSE1 p.m. at 6544 Throupe Rd.

More events for

December 1

CHRISTMAS BAZAARJoin us for seasonal crafts, baking, giftware, refreshments and door prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall, 2191 Townsend Rd, Sooke. DISTRICT OF SOOKEFinance and administration committee at 7 p.m.

All Sooke Arts And Crafts show 2012All Sooke Arts And Crafts show 2012

Natural gas is used safely and reliably in homes across B.C.

Regular inspection and maintenance is the best way to ensure peak performance of your natural gas appliances — and to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in the home. Since CO is colourless and odourless, you can install a CO alarm for extra peace of mind.

To learn more about carbon monoxide safety, visit fortisbc.com/co.

FortisBC Energy Inc., FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., FortisBC Energy (Whistler) Inc., and FortisBC Inc. do business as FortisBC. The companies are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Fortis Inc. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (12-315 11/2012)

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Born December 30, 1949 in New Westminster, BC., passed away at Victoria General Hospital on November 17, 2012. Predeceased by his father, Tom; mother, Marjorie and sister, Marjorie, Bill is survived by his life loving partner, Arlene; stepdaughters, Sandy (Al) and Carol (Ling); grandson, Jordan; sister, Patricia (James); brother, Alan; his nieces and nephews, Hannah (Mark), David, Cristy, Cindy, Karlee, Kristan, Christopher and Danielle; his adopted family, Bev, Glenda, Shelly, Derry, Kelvin, Gavin, Keltie and all their families.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Sooke Community Hall on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Bill requested you come and have lunch and a beer on him.

In lieu of fl owers, please donate to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

William Bradshaw Giles

Required: Experienced Parts Person for Western Star Truck Dealership in Williams Lake

Absolutely no phone calls.Only those selected for an interviewwill be contacted.

Quinsam Communications is looking for a qualifi ed

Two-way Radio Technician2 years experience preferred

Wage to be determined by experience.

Email: [email protected] or Fax: 250-287-4511


KURT LeRoy Trucking Ltd., ofCampbell River is experiencing a50% growth of new capital expan-sion over the next year with a newdivision on the mainland. We needa Highly Motivated experiencedCGA to complete monthly cost ac-counting for each division. Payrollof 38-45 employee’s. Subcontrac-tors will vary. Excellent salary andbenefi ts. Please e-mail resume’swith driver’s abstract to [email protected] or fax to 250-287-9914.





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APPLE FESTTea and Bake Sale

Holy Trinity Anglican Church1962 Murray Rd.,

10am-2pmSaturday, December 1st.Apple Pies, homemaking

and tea/lunchInformation 250-642-6012

OPEN HOUSE to all citizen’s of Sooke at Mount Shepherd Masonic Lodge. Saturday Dec. 1 at 1pm. 6544 Throup Road. Come and see who the Free-masons are & what they do. Refreshments & lots of Park-ing available


AGMWill be held in the dining

room of the Community Hall

7:30pm Wednesday 12th ,

December 2012

SOOKE SENIOR”S Drop in Center AGM, 1 pm Wednes-day Dec. 5, 2012. Election of Offi cers






DECEMBER 4, 2012 7:00-9:00PM




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In accordance with Part 6 of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Regulation, Goldstream Trailer Park lo-cated at 2807 Sooke lake road hereby claims the unit at # 35 2827 Sooke Lake road. This is a manufactured home located within the park. The tenant Mr. Ernest Gehrmann is notifi ed that unless all previous outstand-ing debts are paid the land-lord will dispose of the prop-erty. Tenant has 30 days to establish this right in court.



WITNESS WANTED - A hit and run occurred on Oct. 30, 2012 at 3:15pm, at Richmond and Forrester St. A 2006 Hon-da Civic was struck by the unidentifi ed driver of a grey/sil-ver late model sedan with a spoiler. The offending vehicle fl ed on Forrester Street and remains unidentifi ed. If you have any information about the driver or vehicle that fl ed the scene, please contact GA-VIN in confi dence at 250-384-6262WITNESS WANTED - a Hit and Run occurred on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:30AM, at Mckenzie and Shelbourne. A 2004 BMW was rear ended by the uniden-tifi ed driver of a large silver SUV. If you have any informa-tion about the driver or the ve-hicle that fl ed the scene, please contact GAVIN @250-384-6262 or [email protected].


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AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Prefer-ence will be given to opera-tors that are experienced in oilfi eld road and lease con-struction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vi-cinity of Edson, Alberta. Alco-hol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEY-MAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & main-tenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certifi cate & BCTQ. Fax or email resume: 250-949-9230 or: [email protected].

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a mini-mum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051




CALL JOAN250-642-5752

THE LEMARE Group is ac-cepting resumes for the follow-ing positions: •Grade Hoe Operator-with Coastal Logging Roadbuilding experience•Coastal Certifi ed Hand Fallers•Coastal Certifi ed Bull Buckers•Off Highway Logging Truck Driver•Grapple Yarder Operators • Heavy Duty MechanicsFulltime camp with union rates/benefi ts. Please send re-sumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to offi [email protected].

THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about send-ing money to obtain informa-tion about any employment opportunities


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A trip through the Sooke News Mirror archives:

Nov. 24, 1993Clark wins with land-

slide vote

After a three-year hiatus, Bob Clark was swept back into the Sooke Electoral Area Regional Director’s chair Saturday with 58 per cent of the vote.

Clark, 62, who cam-paigned on a platform of experience and holding the line on taxes, garnered 901 of 1549 ballots cast. His message was well-received. He carried each of the seven polls in the electoral area and the advance polls.

“I’m very pleased that we got a clear mandate at each of the polls in the elec-toral area,” Clark said.

The last time out, six years ago, Clark carried Sooke, but lost support in some of the outlying areas.

He said he was not at all surprised by the elec-tion results, noting that his tracking had support pegged at 60 per cent.

He added that he expected to run into some opposition because as a former Social Credit candi-date he carried some “political baggage.”

Nov. 24, 1999Emergency person-

nel fear school bus stops could cause problems

Local emergency response person-nel fear school bus-ses which stops on Sooke Road to unload children are a disas-ter waiting to happen.

The busses have long been frustrating to motorists on the congested road who have to wait while the students disembark.

But while a few min-utes delay for motorists is an inconvenience, the same wait for the fire and ambulance ser-vice could be a tragedy.

“The ambulance can’t get by,” said ambulance driver Bob Hudson.

“They’re tying up the traffic when they have a parking area at Sooke elementary,” Hudson said of a bus which stops in front of the school.

“Why stop on the highway when there’s a parking lot there?” Hud-son said, adding there is also a school bus which drops Edward Milne community school students off on

the highway outside of Evergreen Mall, allow-ing youth to get off for shopping purposes.

He said the bus, which doesn’t have a scheduled stop outside Evergreen Mall, should at the very least turn onto Otter Point Road and stop in the first available transit stop.

Nov. 24, 2004Sooke tourism suc-

ceeds against tough odds

The Canadian dol-lar rose, American politicos delved into election mode and border controls remained tight, even through tumultuous contract negotiations.

It should have been a rough year for local tourism, but Sooke weathered the storm.

“It was a different season,” said Al Carter, president of the Sooke B&B Association.

“There was less

American business and more Canadian business. Every year we seem to get more and more local traf-fic coming to Sooke.”

Whether it’s effec-tive marketing or a surge in the popular-ity of local attractions -- fishing, surfing and hiking -- the Sooke region certainly isn’t suffering as expected.

“If you travel around Vancouver Island, you know that when you come to Sooke you get a completely differ-ent feel,” said Carter, adding “you can get everything you get in Tofino without the five-and-a-half-hour drive.”

Numbers from the Tourism Information Centre in the Sooke Region Museum on Phillips Road confirm summer travel was well within normal range. Some 23,089 visitors hit the centre form June to September, just under last year’s 28,873 four-

month visitor total.

Nov. 24, 2010District steps up

effort to explain franchise plan

Public perceptions appear to be fuelling controversy over the long-term operation for Sooke’s sewer system.

Reservations are being expressed over a potential 21-year agreement between the District of Sooke and EPCOR, the builder and maintainer of the munic-ipal wastewater facility.

From the district’s point of view it’s a simple case of letting a proven and trusted partner continue to do what it does -- a role for which it was selected out of a group of bidders in 2002.

Certain voices in the community, how-ever, seek reassurance they say would come with another open ten-dering process. Oth-

ers would like to see the district handle the operation on its own.

Mayor Janet Evans has offered prohibitive expense as one factor working against a ten-dering procedure. She said the cost could be “between $100,000 and $200,000.” An opinion obtained from a civic administrator in the Interior, however, was that a cost of $100,000 in regard to a 21-year contract is not nec-essarily bad value.

There would also be considerable cost involved in the dis-trict looking after the sewer system on its own, given the fact that it has no public works department.

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28 • www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012- SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

Sports & Leisure Please send sports tips to Sharron Ho at: [email protected]

Peewee C1 Thunderbirds make good effort

Sharron Ho photos

The Sooke Thunderbirds Peewee C1 team played a tough game against Juan de Fuca on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the SEAPARC arena. Despite their efforts, the home team lost 6-2.



SEAPARC StarSEAPARC StarWe would like to introduce you to our newest SEAPARC Star, Maddy Fick. She is a 5 year old Kindergarten student from Sooke Elementary School whose favourite subject is Math. Maddy likes quite a variety of sports. She plays football with her Dad, likes golf and wants to learn fi gure skating when she’s older. She likes baseball and told us that she has her very own glove and bat and plans on playing with Sooke Minor Fastball next season. When you ask Maddy what she is good at, she will tell you that she is “very good at drawing” and considers herself an artist, adding that she “didn’t even have to go to school to learn how to draw”! She once made a huge poster that depicted all of the characters from the “Wizard of Oz” but also likes drawing mythical creatures, animals and scary monsters! She helps her Dad with doing dishes and sweeping, and says that she loves playing with her “stuffi es” when she’s at home (all 100 of them). Maddy has been to Ontario to visit her Nana and Papa and was delighted to go to Canada’s Wonderland while she was there. She also visits her other Nana and Papa in Vernon and says that she loves the family golf games they have when she goes to see them. She plans on being an artist when she grows up but says that she would also like to work in construction because she would like to build houses (she added that she has built a fort already). She is described as an outgoing, empathetic, loving, inquisitive and helpful young lady. She has a younger sister named Ellie who told us that Maddy is a good big sister to her. We were happy to talk to you Maddy, thank-you for being our SEAPARC Star.


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“When we’ve got the puck, they can’t score.” – Paul Coffey

Your Sooke Atom C-2 team was defeated in the last minute of a nailbiter over the week-end by the Victoria Ice Hawks at the Archie Browning Recreational

Center in an early cof-fee morning match. The teams were tied 2-2 until the last minute of the match when an icing call on the Thun-derbirds forced a faceoff in their own zone. Just off the faceoff the ice hawks forward wristed

one towards Sooke’s netminder, Connor Bainbridge, and caught a defender’s stick on the way. The wicked wood deflection caused the puck to flutter up high, and descend over the glove of Bain-bridge, barely inching its way across the goa-line. Seven seconds left on the clock was not enough time for the Thunderbirds to score one to tie the match.

Sooke C-2’s Peter Mackinnon scored the first goal at 13.85 of the first period. Victoria came back to tie it up 1-1 about 5 minutes later.

In the 2nd period, Thunderbird Atom player John Stalker dug away and flipped his own rebound off the stick of the Ice Hawk’s netminder at the 10 minute mark to put Sooke up 2-1. How-ever, shortly thereafter the Ice Hawks bounced one off of Bainbridge’s glove and over his stick into the mesh behind

to tie the game up and it stood at 2-2 after 2.

At least Coach Drew McKinnon could be proud of his defense – Which was the order of the day for both sides as the Thunderbird Atom team managed

only about a dozen shots during the game while the Ice Hawks racked up about 17. Parking in the fire zone was a popular activity this Saturday morning at Archie Browning.

By Mike Clouser

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Sports & LeisureSports & Leisure

Sooke Atom C-2 take last minute loss

Submitted photo

Sooke Atom C-2 Thunderbirds played a nail biter game against the Victoria Ice Hawks last weekend.

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Sports & LeisureAtom C1

Over the past week the Sooke C1 ATOM Thunderbirds have improved their over all record winning two and losing a third in a very close game.

At SEAPARC the boys took on the Vic-toria Icehawks. With two seconds left in the second period Owen Phipps netted his sec-ond of the game to take a 2 – 0 lead. The pres-sure and open ice play of Luke Arden, Kaiden Rhealt, Jordan English and Nicholas Anderson thwarted the majority of the Icehawks attacks.

However as the two teams battled exchang-ing goals after Beau Hicks and Austin Adrian scored the boys found themselves down 5-4 as the buzzard sounded.

Taking the loss to heart the team would face the Saanich Braves and win a very compet-itive game 5-3. Connor North making 33 saves backstopped the team as defensive play was key. Angus Dobie, Jus-tin Parker, William Cou-ture and Beau Hicks held the blue line on offense and kept break-

aways against to a mini-mum. Quinn Macdon-ald was nearly every-where the puck was as the forward ground out the boards to open up the ice for a multitude of scoring chances.

Owen Phipps, Aus-tin Adrian and Blake Reymerink, with a hat trick, provided the firepower as the team brought the season series against Saanich even at one game each.

Ever improving and always up for a chal-lenge the team again responded to an exhi-bition request against the Peninsula Eagles the very next day at Panorama Rec Center.

It was Keefe Monte-rio with his lightening speed and determi-nation finally paying off. The forward who often is in the middle of the pressure attacks found thunder in his stick netting 4 goals as it appeared the boys were on pace for route.

But the lead did not reflect the game play as Angus Dobie and Wil-

liam Couture had their work cut out for them as the Eagles continu-ally attacked the Thun-derbirds net and crease.

Together with defense men Justin Parker and Beau Hicks they were there to pro-tect net minder Con-nor North who had to work hard, improving his save percentage by stopping 36 shots and only allowing two.

The Thunderbirds simply out pressured the Eagles that day as Kaiden Rheault and Quinn Macdonald con-tinually put out 100 per cent effort each shift helping to tire the opposing team.

Despite not scoring, Luke Arden had numer-ous scoring opportuni-ties and had the puck on his stick often, offering up passes and providing offensive presence and support as Blake Reymerink deposited another four goals and the boys skated to a 8-2 final.

The Hockey Fan

Bantam GirlsThe Bantam Girls got

back on Sunday, Nov. 25 from a road trip, we played against Camp-bell River Saturday night and Oceanside on Sunday.

The girls had a good weekend and the weather was perfect for the up-island drive on Saturday. In Campbell River, the girls played hard with lots of shots on net but they had a difficult time scoring.

The only Sooke goal was scored in the first period by Alyssa Lloyd, assisted by Kailee Pur-nell.

So Campbell River took the first game with a final score of 4-1.

The game against Oceanside on Sunday had a better outcome with Sooke winning 7-0.

In the first period, goal scorers were Alyssa Lloyd and Hailey Dimock. In the second period, Hailey Dimock scored two more, and finally in the third period, Alyssa Lloyd scored alone.

Kailee Purnell with an assist by Hailey Dimock and Jaime Lafontaine with an assist by Desiree Cumming.

An overall successful road trip.

Barbara McKinnon


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Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

The Edward Milne Wolverines senior boys basketball team is primped and ready for a season full of success.

According to Trevor Bligh, senior boys coach, the team has seven players returning, if you include the juniors who played up last year.

“We’ve got two Grade 11s that played with us last year, that

played as Grade 10s, so you can almost say we have seven returning,” he said.

“This is a big pay off year, this has been three years with these guys on the junior up to the senior (level). We took some bad licks along the way to get here and get to where we want to be and to be able to play the kind of ball that we’re at,” Bligh said.

“We’re ready to win now.”

The boys have been

practising eight hours a week since September, with some team mem-bers playing all year round with the Men’s Basketball Club system.

“We’re really excited about what we can do this season and I think the pieces are there, bar injury, bar something weird that happens in sports,” Bligh said.

The team’s goal is to make it to the Island Playoffs, which EMCS has not accom-plished since 1998.

“People know me say I haven’t been this excited since 1998 -- the last time we went to the Islands and missed the provincials by a game,” Bligh said.

“We’re poised and we’re ready to do it. We’ll play five of the top 10 in B.C., so these guys are going to get a chance to get themselves ranked in the province, if not the Island by the time we’re done.”

The boys have their first game at

Glenlyon Norfolk school at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Their first home game will be against GNS at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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(Tobacco products not included)

When you love food, you love The Market Stores.


Flyer in effect: Wednesday June 6 to Tuesday June 11, 2012



1 bike per store, per week

We Deliver FREE

7 Days a Week!






market fresh


BreadBreadWhite, Cinnamon Raisin,

White, Cinnamon Raisin,

100% Whole Wheat100% Whole Wheat

600-680 g600-680 g

lblb4.37 kg4.37 kg

market fresh


Red or GreenRed or Green

Leaf LettuceLeaf Lettuce

market baked fresh

Seasoned Seasoned

Bison RoastBison Roast


100 g100 g669999lblb15.41 kg15.41 kg



Great Dinner

Idea!market fresh

Premium AAA

Strip Loin Grilling

Beef SteaksRegular, Marinated

All Sizes

227878 you save

you save

you save

you save

$750you save


market fresh










for 2 people to

The Strawberry Cup

at Western Speedway

June 8th and 9th

*While quantities last

Page 32: Sooke News Mirror, November 28, 2012

Vote for the Peewee C2

Submitted photo

The Sooke Thunderbird Peewee C2 team is entering a contest to win $2,000 to participate in the Seattle Junior Hockey Spring Thaw. In order to win, the young Thunderbirds need votes, which can be entered at: www.bestbuy.ca/allstargrantsBC. The competition ends on Dec. 6.

Sports & LeisureSports & Leisure

32 • SPORTS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012- SOOKE NEWS MIRROR


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Chamblaise LB .............................................. $32.97Johannisberg Riesling LB .......................... $34.97Pinot Noir LB ................................................ $39.97Barolo LB ....................................................... $39.97Green Apple Gewurtztraminer Mist LB .. $36.97Chardonnay ................................................... $34.97

Plastic Carboy 46L .........................$24.97Fermenter 92L - Lid Included .....$24.97Double Lever Corker ....................$21.97Crown Caps - 120/Bag ...................$3.47Potassium Metabisulphite 250g .$2.49




Redneck WineglassFashioned from a mason jar, these glasses make a great conversation piece and novelty gift.

wine glass with lid 4256-451• Also available:

martini glass with lid 4256-452• margarita glass with lid 4256-453•

12 PackReg $3.49



We also stock Redneck Martini & Margarita Glasses

Wine Aerator, with Holder and Filter


Rechargable Corkscrew


Mix & SmithWine Dots


Oliver Katz Personal Real Estate Corporation

Melinda Brake

www.sookeshometeam.com Sooke’s Home Team @sookeshometeam

Here's one home that won't disappoint & perfect for your family-with 3 BRs, den & a large bonus room - it's a spacious layout designed to accommodate all your family's needs! You'll love the gourmet granite kitchen incl. the added touch of a custom island, adj. FR w/gas FP, in-line Dining open to roomy LR-all w/hardwood, sep. den complete the main.

Helen Lochore

This very popular ‘Creekside’ design offers over 2900 sq ft of fine living space including a legal 2 bedroom suite. The main floor boasts a mixture of wood and tile flooring, great room with 18ft ceiling, gas fireplace and the kitchen with a granite island, tiled back splash, stainless appliances including a gas stove and french doors leading to the south facing deck and private back yard. Breathtaking Ocean views-Stunning new upscale executive home, a generous main provides the ultimate in one level living: stone surfaces in all wet rooms, hardwood throughout great room incl. 'to die for' kitchen the perfect place for your culinary creations & to mull a glass of wine while taking in some of the most Dramatic views on offer-anywhere!

250-642-6480 we look after you ….


Waitrose Port, Sherry & Brandy

Xmas Pudding ONLY $14.99

Twiglets Xmas Tin (200g)

ONLY $9.99

Great Xmas Idea Xmas Baskets available Different sizes instore

*sale runs until Dec.11, max 4 per customer




Local Seafood • Bait • Tackle • Gear • Fishing ChartersLocal Seafood • Bait • Tackle • Gear • Fishing Charters250-642-4410 • 6947 Westcoast Rd. @ Jock’s Dock250-642-4410 • 6947 Westcoast Rd. @ Jock’s Dock


Best fi shing time: 1½ hours after high tide.


Order Now for the Holidays• Crabs • Prawns• Crabs • PrawnsBooked ahead for holiday ordersBooked ahead for holiday orders

Oysters, Shrimp and ClamsOysters, Shrimp and ClamsCall 250-893-2722250-893-2722

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