VALIANT EFFORTS Sooke Fall Fair will include Quilts of Valour in 2013. Page 13 CELTIC NOTES The Sooke Celtic soccer team is pushing to win. Page 26 Your community, your classiﬁeds P22 • 75 ¢ Wednesday, OCTOBER 10, 2012 Editorial Page 6 Community Page 13 Sports/stats Page 29 Agreement #40110541 SOOKE SOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNER MIRROR New dump site being considered Short-term solution may be in the works Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror With the closure of the Sooke Disposal drop-off site on Sept. 30, the company is currently looking for short- term alternatives. According to Doug Wit- tich, environmental con- sultant and Sooke Disposal spokesman, the company has recently sent in an appli- cation to council to use the industrially zoned property at the corner of Sooke Road and Idlemore Road as a tem- porary transfer station. The area measures approximately three quar- ters of a hectare, which Wit- tich said can adequately ful- fill the needs of local resi- dents in terms of garbage and recycling. But the site will not be able to satisfy construction companies that may be dis- posing of items like wood waste and concrete. “The owners of the land have no problem, they’re just not going to let any- body go on that land if the district finds it to be illegal,” Wittich said. According to Wittich, one of the problems Sooke Dis- posal faces is the lack of properly zoned land for a drop-off site in Sooke. “It may be the act that there is no land in Sooke currently slated to allow a transfer station,” Wit- tich explained, adding that includes the Butler’s Broth- ers property where SDL recently vacated. Sooke has not set apart land or had never thought about acknowledging M2, M3 or M1 commercial des- ignation, Wittich said. “That is a big issue and that’s one that’s going to be looked at fairly quick,” he added. According to Mayor Wen- dal Milne, it does appear that Sooke has not zoned any land as M3 heavy indus- trial for a transfer station. “We have a concern that garbage could be strewn about, (and) what we’re going to do is work with any of the private companies to get a place, but it’s got to be the right place,” Milne said. “I want people to under- stand that we take this seri- ously and we are looking at avenues, but we want to make sure that it’s done right and from a private enterprise perspective.” As for the long-term, SDL is currently eyeing a piece of property up Sooke River Road, measuring about Continued on page 3 Sharron Ho photo Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrived in Sooke on Oct. 3 to a barrage of cheers from local students and residents at Ecole Poirier. Sooke’s rider, Const. Steven Martindale, said the ride, which began on Sept. 23 at Port Alice, has been emotional. “It’s been pretty awe-inspiring, and words can’t really address everything that’s been going on for two weeks,” he said. “The physical turmoil they kind of prepare us for, but the emotional side of things, you know, they can’t.” When the ride became physically gruelling, Martindale thought of his junior riders, Daisy Irwin and Joel Dorval. “I’ve got two pictures of my junior riders on my bike and anytime during the bike hills, I looked down at them and it felt like they were pushing my bike for me.” The 14-day cycling journey across Vancouver Island ended on Oct. 5 in Victoria. Pictured: Riders are greeted by Sooke students as the arrive at Ecole Poirier. Const. Steven Martindale clutches his children under each arm after arriving in Sooke. Tour de Rock 642-6480 Oliver Katz Personal Real Estate Corp. www.oliverkatz.com we look after you 6773 RHODONITE DRIVE Close to everything in a choice Broomhill location. Spac. Main w/sep LR & FR Kit w/eat space 3 nice sized BRs up-Value! Centrally Located 2444 DRIFTWOOD DRIVE Immaculate totally upgraded Creekside plan terrific pondside outlook w/trails at rear Heat Pump Granite Kit Wood floors Crown mldgs. Sunriver 2051 KALTASIN ROAD Plenty of updates throughout this 3BR 3Ba home incl ‘to die for’ Gourmet GraniteKit Main Living, BRs up, FR/Rec room down Updated Townhome
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New dump site being consideredShort-term solution may be in the worksSharron HoSooke News Mirror
With the closure of the Sooke Disposal drop-off site on Sept. 30, the company is currently looking for short-term alternatives.
According to Doug Wit-tich, environmental con-sultant and Sooke Disposal spokesman, the company has recently sent in an appli-cation to council to use the industrially zoned property at the corner of Sooke Road and Idlemore Road as a tem-porary transfer station.
The area measures approximately three quar-ters of a hectare, which Wit-tich said can adequately ful-fill the needs of local resi-dents in terms of garbage and recycling.
But the site will not be able to satisfy construction companies that may be dis-posing of items like wood waste and concrete.
“The owners of the land have no problem, they’re just not going to let any-body go on that land if the district finds it to be illegal,” Wittich said.
According to Wittich, one of the problems Sooke Dis-posal faces is the lack of
properly zoned land for a drop-off site in Sooke.
“It may be the act that there is no land in Sooke currently slated to allow a transfer station,” Wit-tich explained, adding that includes the Butler’s Broth-ers property where SDL recently vacated.
Sooke has not set apart land or had never thought about acknowledging M2, M3 or M1 commercial des-ignation, Wittich said.
“That is a big issue and that’s one that’s going to be looked at fairly quick,” he added.
According to Mayor Wen-dal Milne, it does appear that Sooke has not zoned any land as M3 heavy indus-trial for a transfer station.
“We have a concern that garbage could be strewn about, (and) what we’re going to do is work with any of the private companies to get a place, but it’s got to be the right place,” Milne said.
“I want people to under-stand that we take this seri-ously and we are looking at avenues, but we want to make sure that it’s done right and from a private enterprise perspective.”
As for the long-term, SDL is currently eyeing a piece of property up Sooke River Road, measuring about
Continued on page 3
Sharron Ho photo
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrived in Sooke on Oct. 3 to a barrage of cheers from local students and residents at Ecole Poirier. Sooke’s rider, Const. Steven Martindale, said the ride, which began on Sept. 23 at Port Alice, has been emotional. “It’s been pretty awe-inspiring, and words can’t really address everything that’s been going on for two weeks,” he said. “The physical turmoil they kind of prepare us for, but the emotional side of things, you know, they can’t.”When the ride became physically gruelling, Martindale thought of his junior riders, Daisy Irwin and Joel Dorval. “I’ve got two pictures of my junior riders on my bike and anytime during the bike hills, I looked down at them and it felt like they were pushing my bike for me.” The 14-day cycling journey across Vancouver Island ended on Oct. 5 in Victoria. Pictured: Riders are greeted by Sooke students as the arrive at Ecole Poirier. Const. Steven Martindale clutches his children under each arm after arriving in Sooke.
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three acres, and zoned in the Agricultural Land Reserve.
“We believe we have to own the property so they don’t have to deal with those tenuous leases,” Wittich said.
Residents have expressed concern about a transfer site
being moved in on the ALR, but Wittich said it is currently just an option, as further research still needs to be done. SDL has put the site on hold with a deposit.
SDL also still needs support from the Dis-trict of Sooke, and approval from the pro-vincial government to rezone the land.
“I’m not optimistic they would do it and I’m not personally con-vinced this is a right place for this,” Milne said of rezoning ALR land.
According to Tra-vis Butler, part owner of the Butler Brothers, Sooke Disposal was given six month’s notice to vacate the land due
to an ongoing study of the riparian land.
“There’s definitely no issue of contaminants that were of concern to us. It’s simply the ripar-ian issues that we’re looking to adhere to on our property,” he said.
Butler Brothers is conducting a study on the riparian land the company resides on,
and the protection on nearby water courses.
“We’ve embarked on a study looking at the Alderbook creek chan-nel and a potential relo-cation of the current stream channel, and an enhancement back to fish-bearing (water),” he said.
“The creek is directly adjacent to the prop-erty that they are cur-rently renting from us and the relocation would put the channel going through that por-tion of property.
“We’re trying to be good stewards of the lands here and it’s unfortunate that we haven’t been able to accommodate Sooke Disposal in the mean-time.”
Garbage disposal sites Cont’d from page 1
‘... I’m not personally convinced this is a right place for this.’
Website network for parents in the works
Great Horned OwlSharron Ho photo
This Great Horned owl, also known as the tiger owl, was spotted sitting in a tree in the 6000 block of Whiffen Spit Road.
They are second heaviest owl in North America.
NEW MUSEUM HOURS
THE SOOKE REGION Museum is now on their winter hours schedule. They will be closed on Mondays and statutory holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
THEY WILL CLOSE from Dec. 24 to Jan. 8, 2013.
THE ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST celebrations will be held at the Sooke Legion on Saturday, Oct. 20.
PRESENTED BY THE Sooke District Lioness Club with proceeds to Sooke Santa Sacks.
TRADITIONAL GERMAN FOOD and music.
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE at the Sooke Legion, Shoppers and People’s Drug Marts, Jo’s Hair Design or by calling Lioness Ellen at 250-642-7158.
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Above, students line the roadway to welcome the Tour de Rock riders. Right, N’aia Johnson gets her locks trimmed by Nicole Ray. Far right, Christopher Piatkowski and Spencer Logan shaved their heads (submitted photo). Below them is Sooke’s RCMP Cst. Steve Martindale getting his locks shorn who, as of Oct. 3, raised $15,000 for Cops for Cancer.
Tour de Rock arrives in Sooke
Sharron Ho photo
The gymnasium at Ecole Poirier, above, was full to capacity when the Tour de Rock riders arrived. Bottom right, Junior rider Daisy Irwin with Kyle Slavin, Black Press media rider.
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1912 – 2012 - MARGISON HOUSE
Elegant and substan-tial when it was built as a family home 100 years ago, Margison House remains both elegant and substantial today.
Could businessman John Yeats Margison have possibly envi-sioned 100 years ago that the home he meant for his family’s enjoy-ment in the centre of the quiet village of Sooke would remain central to Sooke’s core develop-ment a century later?
The 1912 photo shows the house under construction by the Richardson brothers, recently arrived from England. Screened from Highway 14 by large Douglas firs, the house has an atmosphere of quiet seclusion, almost an oasis, a feature that has been appreciated by its residents over the years.
Its tradition of occu-pancy by successful business families was begun by realtor Margi-son, who raised his five children there before relocating to San Diego, California in 1918. Pur-chased by the Milligans who operated a log-ging enterprise further west, for a few years the house was rented out, tenants including businessman James Wilham who operated
the Red & White Store at the north-east corner of Sooke and Church Roads (the stucco building still stands).
For the next two decades another local business entrepreneur, Fred Thornber and his wife Elsie owned the house. Subsequent owners were pole con-tractor Eric Bernard and his wife Marjorie, followed by Frank Ellis who ran a tearoom there.
After teh Second World War, more expansion took place in Sooke, with business-man Bob Gibson from the prairies acquir-ing the historic store at the north-west cor-
ner of Sooke and Otter Point Roads, turning it into Gibsons Shopping Centre. Bob and his wife Julie made their home in the Margison House, selling in 1968 to Alan “Bud” Smith and his wife Clare. Bud was superintendent at the busy Sooke Forest Products Sawmill on Goodridge peninsula. As the Smiths had a large family, they par-ticularly enjoyed the spacious gardens and tennis courts.
Current owners of the house are Marvin and Sylvia Hallgren, who
have not only raised their family in the spa-cious home but for a time used it for busi-ness purposes as well, with Sylvia hosting the elegant Margison Tea-house, and Marvin con-ducting his law prac-tice across the hallway. Nowadays Sylvia is able to devote herself more to her two passions, her grandchildren and her art, while Marv’s law office has moved down the street.
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Margison House: 100 years old
The Margison House has been in Sooke for 100 years.
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Western Community Outreach is reaching out to Sooke.
The employment-aid organization opened an office at the commu-nity school portable at EMCS yesterday.
Outreach staff will spend at least one afternoon a week there helping the local unem-ployed get themselves jobs.
“What we’ve wanted to provide is a place in Sooke for Sooke people to have the opportu-nity to use our service,” employment counsel-lor Janice Booth said. “If the demand is there, I’m very willing to spend the whole day in Sooke. We’re quite open and flexible.”
In basic terms, West-ern Community Out-reach teaches the unemployed how to find jobs.
Staff show people how to use a resume as a tool for marketing themselves, and help prepare them for job interviews. They help clients determine job search strategies and decide what fields they are suited for. They pro-
vide training and edu-cation information, and act as a reference for employers looking for workers.
Oct. 2, 1996Rates to rise for
Sooke residents can expect further water rate increases early next year as the Greater Victoria Water District takes a step towards upgrading the com-munity’s sagging water system.
The GVWD board hired an engineer-ing consultant Friday to design upgrades intended to improve the community’s water service.
But not everyone is pleased that Western Communities ratepay-ers, who are provided retail water service by the GVWD, will be asked to pick up the $158,746 tab.
“It’s bad enough for us to be asked to pay for the upgrade itself, but to be asked to pay for the study and the consulting services for the upgrade is adding insult to injury,” said Stu Whitney, a member of the committee for Provision of Useable Fire Hydrants.
GVWD Chief Commis-sioner Jack Hull said the design costs will be borne by users and
developers because “part of the (problem) is related to growth in the community.”
Oct. 8, 1997School ground smok-
ers caught puffing will be slapped with fine
Anyone caught lighting up on school grounds is now subject to a $50 fine.
That means ciga-rette smokers, who were banished from school property last September will have to continue to feed their addictions off campus.
As a result of a Capi-tal Regional District bylaw, students at Edward Milne commu-nity school have been ordered to be at least 50 feet away from the school before they light up.
Now, anyone caught smoking on school grounds risks a $50 ticket from bylaw enforcement officers, CRD public health edu-cator Dianne Stevenson explained.
“It’s just so that they will see that it isn’t a joke and there are con-sequences and if they’re caught breaking the law they’ll have to pay the consequences,” Ste-venson said. “Basically the majority of the kids are certainly complying and it isn’t a huge prob-lem.”
In special circum-stances, school admin-istration could report an incident and a ticket could be issued after the fact, Stevenson said, stressing it would have to be a special cir-cumstance.
Oct. 12, 2011 House fire regarded
An early morning fire at a residence on Rhodonite Drive com-pletely destroyed a home and it is being regarded as “suspi-cious.”
Sooke Fire Rescue was called out at 2:23 a.m. and when they arrived at 6768 Rhodon-ite, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
“The fire was blow-ing out the roof,” said Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen. “We evacu-ated the houses on either side.”
He went on to say that the roof collapsed within five minutes of the fire truck arriv-ing on the scene and Sorensen said it “went bad from here.”
At 8 a.m. on Friday, firefighters were still on the scene securing it because, “a few things don’t add up,” accord-ing to the chief.
“Arson is not ruled out at this point,” he said.
The homes on either
side were not damaged by the fire, except for one which had the windows crack due to extreme heat of the fire.
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B.C. ViewsMy column on skills training a cou-
ple of weeks ago gave short shrift to the NDP position: tax the banks and hand out grants for women’s studies, sociology and other worth-less pursuits, while skilled jobs go begging.
That’s a pretty crude caricature, so I sat down with NDP leader Adrian Dix in his legislature office last week to get a better sense of his thinking on the subject.
Dix has been devoting a lot of time lately to skills training, in trades par-ticularly. He meets frequently with business people now, and his recent speeches emphasize that every one of them talks about the growing shortage of skilled employees.
Dix credits Premier Christy Clark and jobs minister Pat Bell with mak-ing some good moves recently, announcing equipment upgrades for vocational programs around the province. He says it’s because the NDP have been “pounding away at them for eight months” about freez-ing advanced education spending in their March budget. Dix calls that a crucial mistake and predicts the gov-ernment will reverse it soon.
“So I think, if we’re going to have a mission for four years as a gov-ernment, if we’re elected, this is the mission: to start to address the skills shortage,” he told me.
In his speech to the recent munici-
pal convention, and again at an NDP provincial council meeting, Dix zeroed in on B.C.’s apprenticeship system. Since the B.C. Liberals took it from trade unions and set up a Crown corporation called the Indus-try Training Authority in 2004, the completion rate for apprentices has fallen to 37 per cent, he said.
Dix assured me he isn’t proposing to “blow up” the ITA, or hand control back to unions. They will have “a voice,” along with business.
Speaking to the NDP executive, Dix referred to Phil Hochstein, presi-dent of the non-union Independent Contractors and Businesses’ Associ-ation, as the symbol of trades train-ing decline. Not surprisingly, Hoch-stein has a different take.
The 37 per cent figure is mislead-ing, Hochstein said, because under the ITA there are currently 32,000 apprentices in the system, twice as many as when it was union con-trolled. Many drop out in the first year, and Alberta claims a better completion rate because they don’t start counting until the second year. And when Dix touts Alberta’s “man-datory” trade system, Hochstein said he means returning to a system where all work is restricted to jour-neymen or registered apprentices of that trade.
“What it does is impose union jurisdiction on the training system of the entire construction industry,” Hochstein said. “So multi-skilling,
multi-tasking, organizing the work in the most efficient way is blown out of the water, and it’s stuck in the old craft system of training.”
The marketplace has spoken on that restrictive system, he said, and unionized construction is down to about five per cent of the market, based on payroll.
Hochstein said the NDP talks a great game about getting more young people into trades. But when unions have the upper hand, they will always favour seniority. A quota of two apprentices per journeyman means another one can’t be hired.
Dix agreed with me that the public school system has over-emphasized university, to the detriment of not just industrial trades but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply. As B.C. Federa-tion of Labour president Jim Sinclair recently noted, tradesmen them-selves often don’t encourage their kids, because they’ve been told all their lives that they are “tool mon-keys” in a dead-end job.
And would NDP student grants be targeted to need? Dix’s answer was a definite maybe.
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com
With the recent improvements to Highway 14, the road to Port Renfrew and the Cowichan Valley is now easier than ever. Over $20 million has been poured into work on the bridge at Sombrio, paving the road and making the whole area more accessible. The work is not complete but it will be soon. The Pacific Marine Circle Route can now honestly become another access route in and out of Sooke and the lands north. This could also lead to a lot of increased tourism for Sooke. We need to get on the ball and figure out what these
travellers would want to see and do. Sooke is situated as a perfect stopping off point between the Cowichan Valley and Victoria. We need to get them to stop.
Port Renfrew itself is becoming a not so well kept secret. Tourism is and will continue to expand in
the tiny hamlet for many reasons. The success developers found with the tiny vacation homes speaks volumes for the potential in the community. The gnarliest trees in Canada, the pristine wilderness and the great fishing all contribute. They may be a small community but they are tooting their assets and selling the natural resource aspect around them.
East Sooke will soon have a Canadian Auxiliary Coast Guard training centre at Glenairley. Rumours have been flying for the past six months and it is now closer to reality. This will mean that auxiliary members from across Canada will come to our area to train.
Mike Hicks, regional director for Juan de Fuca said he has been suportive ever since he was approached about the idea a couple of years ago.
Not bad for the little fisherman from Port Renfrew.
Not bad for the little fisherman from Port Renfrew.
It was six weeks ago when we first captured Molly, the mom of three kittens. As a matter of fact, it was Jeannie and Wayne, the owners of the land where she grew up, who brought her to our rehabilitation centre after her visit to the vet.
Unfortunately, on this same day too many peo-ple had come to help us and; by accident, when we tried to pass her from the carrier to the cage she escaped. Until yesterday, we kept put-ting food out for her presuming she was hiding under a pallet, but she was not.
In the meantime, after four weeks of the kittens being at the cen-tre, we needed to send them to different foster homes because the faci-lity is not insulated and it is too cold for them.
Her third kitten still is living in the forest. One of Molly’s kittens was adopted and another came to my house, 10 blocks away. However, four days ago, as a miracle, I saw Molly arriving exhausted and starving at my house. I could not believe my eyes when I saw her. My heart jumped with admiration for this good mom, who even feeling weak from the spaying, of having been lost and hungry for six weeks, and being unfa-miliar with the city had followed her kitten’s smell to my home.
At that point, I deci-ded to set up the
trap with the hope that she would go in, but suddenly, she disap-peared. I went to bed tortured by the idea of a feral cat wondering terrorized in the middle of a busy road and; as always, tired I fell sleep. Five hours later, I woke up all worried for her crossing the roads when I realized that over the night she had gone inside the trap by herself. I thanked all the spirits I know for this wonderful gift of life and ran to call her owners. Jeannie and Wayne are now adopting her and her only left kitten. They also have adopted another family of feral
cats which are now all fixed. A happy end.
Conclusion, day by day we are learning new ways of protecting these poor and defence-less animals which peo-ple have thrown out in our forests without com-passion. We are contri-buting and growing as a group of volunteers and donors because we all understand that is the only way we have to build a healthy community. With the help of the Sooke Dis-trict and of the Capital Regional District we are already attracting the attention of other cities on the island. The com-passion and respect
to animals that we are teaching our children is reflecting in our great moral values as Soo-kies.
Last, we have six kit-tens which have been through a lot and which deserve to find a good loving home? Can you open your home to one or two of them? They have been all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and deflea-ded.
Our phone number is 250-664-7045 and our website www.safars.org
Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society
Response to Fletcher
Tom Fletcher (Another View, Sooke News Mirror, Oct. 3) claims that a read of budgets shows that there have been no cuts to forest inventory work under the Libe-rals.
However, Liberal forest minister Steve Thomson clearly disa-grees.
In budget estimates this spring, I asked the minister to contrast the amount spent on forest inventory work in the 11 years the Liberals have been in power to the 1990s under the New Democrats.
Minister Thomson admitted that under the New Democrats, the budget for forest inventory work aver-aged $23.6 million, while under the Libe-rals, the average was roughly $8.5 million. By any measure, that’s a significant cut.
More important than the dollar figures, however, is the qualita-tive record of the Libe-
We asked: What are your thoughts on Justin Trudeau running for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership?
I think it’s okay. He should know everything about it,
The Liberals have sold this country down the river. I
have been voting for many years, I would not vote for them again, regardless if
they used Pierre Trudeau’s son.
I think it’s awesome.
I think that’d be outstand-ing. I loved his dad and I
think he’s got the right instincts.
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Something fishy is going on
Glen Varney makes a statement in his front yard at Whiffin Spit. His “fish” are there to protest the decommissioning of Bill James Dam on DeMamiel Creek. The signs has words such as, “Contact your MP,” “DFO,” “Stop,” “Save,” “DeMamiel Creek,” “Help,” “Coho.”
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rals on forest inventory. Independent experts, including the auditor general and the Forest Practices Board, have recently condemned the Liberal record on forest inventory and forest health. The audi-tor general said the Liberals had allowed a trillion-dollar asset – the publicly owned forested lands – to badly degrade, putting the future of our forest industry in jeopardy.
Adrian Dix and the New Democrats believe that careful investment in our forests can serve to stabilize the forests today so that we can have stable industry in the future. The first step is recognizing the failings of the recent past – and the Liberal cuts to forest inventory work count as one of those failings.
Norm Macdonald, MLA New Democrat
critic for forests
Triathlon Survey Results
For the information of those who don’t receive the Otter Point & Shirley Residents & Ratepayers Association monthly newsletter and are interested in the results of OPSRRA’s
September triathlon survey, here is a sum-mary.
There were 72 par-ticipants. We asked questions concern-ing the Aug. 12 Subaru Sooke Triathlon which required partial and total road closures along sections of High-way 14 west of Gordon’s Beach and through the communities of Shirley and Jordan River.
Which community do you reside in? Shirley: 49 Otter Point: 20 Jor-dan River: 0 Other: 3.
Were you aware that there was a triathlon race on Sunday, August 12th? Yes: 70 No: 2
Were you inconve-nienced by the closure of parts of Otter Point Road and/or Highway 14? Yes: 47 No: 25.
Should the cycling event be relocated from this portion of Highway 14? Yes: 51 No: 21
If this route is main-tained, should response times for emergency vehicles be guaranteed by the event organiz-ers? Yes: 67 No: 5
If this route is main-tained should local businesses be compen-sated for lost business? Yes: 48 No: 24
If this route is main-tained should the event organizers re required to meet with represen-tatives from local fire,
police and ambulance to agree on an emer-gency services plan for race day? Yes: 71 No: 1
We also invited par-ticipants to add any comments. There were 50 comments received in four broad group-ings:
Great event; worth closing the high-way for a short time. Emergency ser-vices concerns for both community and event participants.Not being able to get in or out of the community.Disruption to local businesses. The majority of the comments did not support of the contin-ued closure of High-way 14. All of the com-ments are available on the OPSRRA web site: This month’s survey is about water. Visit www.opsrra.ca to partici-pate.
Arnie Campbell – President, OPSRRA
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Re: Editorial: A little of this, a little of that.
Regarding the clo-sure of the Sooke Dis-posal yard — I had read a suggestion that the district work with Sooke Disposal to per-haps get them set up in the industrial park land opposite Saseenos ele-mentary school, which I understand the dis-trict owns.
It would seem to me that the location is as good as we can hope for (nobody really wants the dump next door) and the land sits vacant now when it could be bringing in some revenue for the town (we could charge more or less what But-ler was charging for his land).
I hope the district is actively working with SDL to get them set up, as I am quite concerned about the illegal dump-ing of garbage. I have been the victim of a number of instances of illegal dumping at the back of my property (which funny enough
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have as they compare churches with other service organisations. Most people in Sooke are spiritual and many are searching for MORE. Our churches in Sooke are not closed groups, instead our services are open to the public, which means that anyone may walk through the doors and participate in the events without charge or obligation.
Can I go to church without becoming a member? Yes. If fact, we hope that our churches will be places
where folks can feel safe exploring spirituality and faith in a Christian context. Because we value membership so much we hope to offer an opportunity for people to go through their exploration process for as long as
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So don’t be afraid to visit or participate in a local church. Check out the time, get in your car, come as you are and begin exploring.
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An update from the district on their efforts to address this commu-nity concern would be appreciated.
Kyle Topelko Sooke
Feeling unsafe in Shirley
As a mother of two young children it’s nice to know that there are people in our commu-nity who are willing to save our lives without hestition. ‘
I have known Dono-van Ray for many many years and can say that I absolutely trust my fam-ily’s life in his hands.
I had a dealing with him 10 years back and he does not hesitate to help — no matter the situation.
There are people in this community that when they call 911 they ask for the Shir-ley department to not come, that changed with Donovan in charge.
In a small community like ours you need to trust who’s in charge and that trust comes with time! I really do not feel as safe as I once have.
Happy in Sooke
If you were fortunate and quick enough to get a ticket to the sec-ond annual Sooke Food CHI Harvest Supper you were treated to a magical evening filled with excellent food, good music, wonderful ambiance and a feel-ing of community con-nectedness, beautifully orchestrated by the cooperative efforts of so many, including local fishermen, farmers and friends.
It was one of the warmest and most memorable local events ever; a full sensory experience with sun-flowers and the verdant community gardens as a backdrop.
Congratulations to everyone involved! Thank all of you for giv-ing us yet another rea-son to be so happy with living in Sooke.
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Here’s a greatchildren’s story.The Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children has been renamed Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
Please welcome our new name! It tells the full story of what we do and where we do it. We continue to promote the health and well-being of children and youth in need and their families all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This includes funding for the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, Jeneece Place, the West Shore and Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centres, and other organizations, programs, and equipment for children in need.
Thank you to our donors who have been supporting
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If you would like more information or wish to donate, please visit childrenshealthvi.org or call 250-519-6722.
Exactly how much is an inch of water?And how do you measure it?An inch of water a week – from rainfall & watering – is all the water your lawn needs to stay healthy. More than one inch of water, and you risk weak, shallow roots, and damage by fungus, weeds, diseases and pests.Get a watering gauge FREE!If you have a water bill account number in the Greater Victoria area call 250.474.9684 for a free watering gauge. Watering gauges make it easy to see how much water your lawn is getting.For more information visit www.crd.bc.ca/water or call 250.474.9684 for a Waterfacts sheet on how to measure how much water your lawn is getting.
The Royal Canadian Legion will build a “Vir-tual Wall of Honour and Remembrance” to hon-our all deceased veter-ans.
The appearance of the “Virtual Wall” will coincide with the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, orga-nized by the Legion on behalf of and for all Canadians. It will be displayed on the large video screens prior to the start of the actual ceremony on Nov. 11, 2012 and those there-after.
As a way to hon-our their relatives and friends who have served Canada, Canadi-ans are invited to for-ward a photograph of the deceased veteran to Dominion Command along with his or her name, years of ser-vice, element or force to which the departed belonged or regiment/unit.
Photos can be sent by mail to Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place, Ottawa, ON, K2L 0A1 (no originals please as they cannot be returned) or elec-tronically to: [email protected] or [email protected] .
Any deceased vet-eran (including those
who belonged to the Merchant Navy and of Ferry Command) whose death was attrib-utable to any cause before or after they served (Second World War Korea, peace sup-port missions, Afghani-stan, accidental death in Canada) will be hon-oured.
Down in the valleyThe hills in the Sooke River valley from this vantage point are breathtaking.Most of the photos on the pages of the Sooke News Mirror are available for purchase on disk. See our albums of photos taken by our photographers on the Sooke News Mirror’s Facebook page.
Ferry rates rising
BC Ferries has the green light to raise fares by up to 12 per cent over three years and passengers should expect less frequent sailings on some major runs.
Increases in the fare cap of roughly four per cent a year were approved Monday by B.C. Ferry Commis-sioner Gord Macatee.
The ferries regulator also directed BC Ferries to come up with more than $54 million in sav-ings over four years, including $30 million through service cuts.
BC Ferries will trim some sailings start-ing Oct. 9, particularly when vessels are run-ning with light pas-senger loads on major routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
Regular odd-hour sail-ings won’t be affected, but nearly 100 even-hour sailings are to be scrapped between those terminals.
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Notice of Permissive Tax Exemptionpursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter
Take notice that pursuant to Section 224 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Sooke will consider adoption of Bylaw No. 555 on:
Date: October 22, 2012Time: 7:00 pmPlace: Council Chamber, 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC
Bylaw No. 555, Permissive Tax Exemption for Public Parks and Recreation Grounds, Not for Profi t Corporations and Public Authorities Amendment Bylaw (338-3)The purpose of Bylaw No. 555 is to exempt from taxation under section 197(1)(a) of the Community Charter three parcels of land legally described as:
Lot A, District Lot 200, Malahat District, Plan VIP82212• Lot A, District Lot 166, Malahat District, Plan VIP78563• Lot B, District Lot 166, Malahat District, Plan VIP78563•
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New category for entries at the Sooke Fall FairPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
The following letter was received by Mary Ewing, Eastern Canada coordinator of Quilts of Valour Canada.
Dear Mary, Today I was presen-
ted with my own quilt of valour, and was honou-red and very proud in receiving this beautiful piece of artwork that was made by someone who truly cares and admires the sacrifices that our soldiers do on a daily basis.
I am still serving, I have had a very long and good military career of 26 years, numerous tours of Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. I am diagnosed with severe PTSD and suffer from back injuries. Your lovely quilt will be a new found comfort area for me and my soul to help me cope with the many challen-ges that lay before me in the years to come, while battling my horrors and daily pain.
I cannot thank you enough for what you and
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Yours truly Pte. R.G.
This is just one of many expressions of gratitude received from those who have been given quilts through the Quilt of Valour pro-gram. Each of the stit-ches in the quilt was likely made with a sol-
dier or member of the armed forces in mind. The quilts are a show how much these men and women are appre-ciated for the often dangerous job they do. Each person who recei-ves a quilt is either in recovery from injury or still dealing with issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This past fall the Shirley quilters began making quilts for sol-diers and now the orga-nizers of the Sooke Fall Fair want to include these Quilts of Valour at the 2013 Sooke Fall Fair.
“This will give them lots of time to make the quilts and also make folks aware our big 100 year celebra-tion coming up in 2013,” says June Wesley,who is organizing this cate-gory for the fair.
Quilters can enter in two categories and two different sizes of quilts. Adults and seniors can all enter to make eit-her a lap size (50”x70”), or twin size (72”x96”). The same sizes apply if the quilt is made by a group.
“These quilts are to show our appreciation, support and encoura-gement to our military who put their lives at risk,” said Wesley.
The QoV category will be sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54.
For more information ,contact June at 250-642-2032.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation was initially established in the U.S., but it was adopted by Lezley Zwaal of Edmon-ton, Alberta, in 2006.
Helping soldiers through comfort
Just some of the patterns on material which are now available for those making handmade Quilts of Valour.
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seeks BC residents aged 16-21 for projects to benefit the youth of the province.
The British Colum-bia Youth Parliament is after 95 fine young men and women to visit Vic-toria this Christmas, debate important ser-vice projects to benefit the youth of the prov-ince, and put those plans in place in 2013.
From now until mid-October, BCYP is call-ing on community and youth leaders across the province to nomi-nate exceptional young people to take part in this important oppor-tunity.
“BCYP is education and community service in action,” says Sarah
O’Connor, Premier for the upcoming year of BCYP. “We’re after young people who want to learn more about our system of government, make life-long friends, and take part in proj-ects that benefit our province’s youth.
“We’re asking com-munity leaders, elected officials, and others to think about young people who’d be great members of this orga-nization and make sure those youth are aware of this opportunity.”
The British Colum-bia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan, non-demoninational service organization. BCYP plans, fundraises for, and puts in place ser-vice projects that help
improve the lives of young people. These include group com-munity service events, partnerships with com-munity service organi-zations, regional model parliaments, and indi-vidual youth volunteer projects.
BCYP members spend time at the BC Legislature in Victoria between Boxing Day and New Years Day every year to debate and vote on the orga-nization’s proposed activities and issues of local, national, and international impor-tance. All members sit as independents, and are free to vote accord-ing to their conscience on the issues.
Potential BCYP mem-
bers will be• Between 16 and 21
years of age;• Residents of the
province for the past year;
• Able to commit to a year’s worth of service; and
• Interested in learn-ing more about how our democratic system works.
More information and membership appli-cations are available on-line at www.bcyp.org. This year’s applica-tion deadline is Oct. 23, 2012.
BCYP is sponsored by the Youth Parliament of BC Alumni Society, a registered, non-profit organization composed of past members.
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These two healthy l o o k i n g b e a r cubs were seen scampering across Otter Point Road.
Residents are reminded to pick fruit from their trees, clean barbecues and secure garbage to prevent bear interaction.
Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE
Tender packages are available as of Wednesday, September 27, 2012 on the District of Sooke website or at the municipal offi ce at:
2205 Otter Point RoadSooke, B.C. V9Z 1J2
The return date for submitted tenders is4:00 pm, Friday, October 26, 2012.
For information, contact:Al Fontes, Manager of OperationsDistrict of Sooke (250) 642-1634
Capital Regional District
The Juan de Fuca Economic Development Commission (EDC) is currently welcoming project proposals in search of funding assistance.
The EDC supports economic development activities in the Electoral Area. The EDC allocates funds to support community initiatives that improve the economy and create jobs. Projects are expected to be self-sustaining following the initial grant; ongoing activity is not normally supported. Project funds should be dedicated to new capital expenditures as opposed to wages for labour or consultant fees. Project funds should be dedicated to new capital investments organized under a project and not provided for operational funding support.
Types of ProjectsThe purpose of EDC assistance is to provide support to community based initiatives intended to improve the economic well-being of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.
- Relevance to meeting the EDC’s objectives - Available resources - Clarity of business plan or other documentation
Application forms and funding policy are available on the CRD website at
The submission deadline for proposals is October 15, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Proposals will be submitted to the EDC for consideration at their meeting of October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Applicants are required to make a brief presentation regarding the proposal at the EDC meeting. Presentation plus responses to questions from the Commissioners should take no more than 10 minutes.
Notice ofCall for Proposals – Funding Assistance Juan de Fuca Economic Development Commission
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Dr. Joyce Clearihue was hiking with a group from the Victoria Natural History Society in the Charters Creek area on Sunday, Sept. 23.
It was the first time she saw the plaque recognizing her generous donation of 45.2 hectares to the Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve.
She eagerly posed beside the recently installed plaque on the trestle above the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre.
The VNHS group hiked around the Charters River property with Rosemary Jorna of the Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society and had a guided tour in the interpretive centre with Elida Peers.
The VNHS maintains a rare bird hotline (250) 704-2555 to report rare or interesting sightings of birds within the Greater Victoria region.
Judy Burgess photo
Dr. Joyce Clearihue, above. Right, the plague recognizing her generous contribution.
*Offer available until November 6, 2012, to residential customers who have not subscribed to TELUS TV in the past 90 days, where access and line of site permit. Not available to residents of multiple-dwelling units. Regular bundled rate (currently $38.57/mo.) begins on month 7. TELUS reserves the
right to modify regular rates without notice. Taxes extra. Not available with other promotions. Rates include a $3 digital service fee, a $5 discount for bundled services and an amount required by the CRTC as a contribution to the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF). See telus.com/satellitetv-lpif.
Abnormally dry weather will persist for the next while so the Coastal Fire Centre is urging the public to continue to be cautious with any forest activity that could start wild-fires, including camp-fires and equipment use.
The Coastal Fire Cen-tre has responded to 234 wildfires since April 1, 100 of which were caused by lightning and 134 caused by people.
Current weather pat-terns will extend the “extreme” and “high” Fire Danger Ratings on southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
The fuels in the forest are very dry and warm; breezy days with no precipitation will not lower danger ratings in the foreseeable future.
The public is reminded that Cat-egory 2 fires and fire-works use are currently prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Cen-tre, except in the Skee-na-Queen Charlotte, Mount Waddington and
Central Coast regional districts. Check:
http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/Wildfire-News/Bans.asp regu-larly for the latest news on burning restrictions. For information on cur-rent fires of note in B.C., go to: www.bcwildfire.ca.
To report a wildfire or unattended camp-fire, please call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
Local Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen said the fire risk is, “still extreme. Cur-rent weather pattern
expected to continue for at least 10 more days. This therefore extends the burning ban.”
Local fire regulations permit outdoor cooking fires, provided the fire is contained in a device or fixture designed for such purpose and the fire is only burning clean dry wood or char-coal;
Outdoor fires in pits approved by the Fire
Chief for use in desig-nated campgrounds or tourist parks;
(d) outdoor fires in pits provided that the following conditions are adhered to:
(i) the fire is con-tained in a masonry or metal pit not to exceed .60 metres (24 inches) in diameter
(ii) the fire pit is located a minimum of 6 metres (20 feet) from all property lines and buildings and 3 metres (10 feet) from all grass,
shrubbery, wood or other combustible material;
(iii) a garden hose or immediate source of water is readily avail-able at all times the fire is lit; and
(iv) the fire is fully extinguished by 1:00 am.
Beginning Oct. 1, daily updates of local burning information can be obtained from the District Hotline at 250-642-1612.
Fire danger high on south coastOutdoor cooking and campfires permitted provided measures taken
Capital Regional District
The Capital Regional District (CRD) invites applications/nominations from residents interested in sitting on the Water Advisory Committee to provide advice on water supply, water quality, the stewardship of the lands held by the CRD for water supply purposes and water conservation measures. There are vacancies for members representing Fish Habitat, Resident/Ratepayers Associations, and Other organizations. Meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at CRD Integrated Water Services office, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC. Appointments will be for a two (2) year term commencing January 2013.Send us a one-page summary telling about yourself, your area of expertise, which interest group you represent and why you would like to serve on the committee. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 2, 2012. For a copy of the Terms of Reference contact CRD at the address below or visit our website: www.crd.bc.ca/water/administration/advisorycommittee.htm.Mail, fax or email your application to:Water Advisory CommitteeCRD Integrated Water Services Phone: 250.474.9606479 Island Highway Fax: 250.474.4012Victoria, BC V9B 1H7 Email: [email protected]
Applications/Nominations for Membership Water Advisory Committee
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Prices effective at all British Columbia and Alberta Safeway stores Friday, October 12, 2012 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do
not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defi ned by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specifi ed advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.
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The British Colum-bia Safety Authority (BCSA) is calling on homeowners, busi-nesses, building and strata managers in the province, particularly in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, who may have had gas work performed by Eugene Darling of Gas-man Services to con-tact the BCSA.
The BCSA has
identified numerous instances of Mr. Dar-ling leaving hazardous conditions after work-ing on gas appliances such as furnaces and hot water heaters. He is currently prohibited from performing any work related to gas appliances or equip-ment that is regulated by the BCSA.
“We are asking the public to immediately
contact us if you are aware of any work on gas appliances per-formed by Eugene Dar-ling,” said Eric Skehor, Provincial Gas Safety Manager with the BCSA. “Improper work on gas appliances cre-ates risks such as fire or carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal.”
Darling’s license was suspended in Decem-
ber 2011 after issues were cited in work done in Langley, Surrey and Parksville. Despite further enforcement actions, it was dis-covered that he had recently performed work in Saanich, Sooke and Colwood. The BCSA cautioned that other businesses which have no involvement in these events may use “Gasman” or a similar
name, and this notice is not a reflection of those businesses.
“It’s possible that Mr. Darling has per-formed work in areas other than those where issues have been raised against him,” said Ske-hor. “And if those jobs were not inspected, then we need to assess if they were done safely.”
If you have any infor-
mation regarding work performed by Eugene Darling, please email [email protected] or call the BCSA at 1-866-566-7233.
The BC Safety Author-ity is an independent,
self-funded organiza-tion, mandated to over-see the safe installation and use of technical systems and equip-ment.
Safety authority warns against unsafe gas work in Sooke area
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.
SHOPPERSDRUG MART 250-642-5229
Wed.Wed.October 10October 10ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Nascar 7:30 p.m.Nascar 7:30 p.m.Euchre - 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.
Thurs.Thurs. October 11October 11ROYAL CANADIAN
LEGIONCribbage at 7 p.m. SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARYPreschool Storytime, register at 250-642-3022.PEOPLE’S DRUG MART55+ Club
Sat.Sat.October 13October 13ROYAL CANADIAN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLEGIONMeat draw at 3 p.m. Meat draw at 3 p.m. FALL FAIR MARKET FALL FAIR MARKET From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at at the Sooke Community at the Sooke Community Hall. Hall. Trophy and prize pick-up. Trophy and prize pick-up. Call Candace at 250-Call Candace at 250-642-5869 to book table. 642-5869 to book table.
Mon.Mon.October 15October 15SOOKE REGION FOOD SOOKE REGION FOOD
CHICHIMonthly meeting at the Monthly meeting at the CASA on 2145 Townsend CASA on 2145 Townsend Rd. Rd. If you wish to be present If you wish to be present or make a request, or make a request, contact Food CHI contact Food CHI chair, Marlene Barry chair, Marlene Barry at 250-884-9955 or at 250-884-9955 or email barryfambarry@email [email protected]
Sun.Sun.October 14October 14ROYAL CANADIAN
LEGIONDrop-in pool 1 p.m. SHIRLEY COUNTRY MARKET From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pioneer Park.
Tues.Tues.October 16October 16BABY TALK 2012BABY TALK 2012RAISINGRAISING RESILIENT RESILIENT CHICHILDRENLDRENAt the Sooke Child, Youth At the Sooke Child, Youth and and Family Centre (CASA building) Family Centre (CASA building) 2145 Townsend Road from 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m. YOUTH CLINICYOUTH CLINICWest Coast Family Medical West Coast Family Medical Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 25. 13 to 25.
Fri.Fri.October 12October 12ROYAL 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. Short mat bowling from 1 Short mat bowling from 1 to 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. VITAL VITTLESVITAL VITTLESFree lunch from 11:30 Free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Murray Trinity Church on Murray Road. Road. Everyone welcome. Everyone welcome. SOOKE PUBLIC SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARYLIBRARYBabytime at 10:30 a.m., Babytime at 10:30 a.m., register at 250-642-3022register at 250-642-3022
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JOHN MCNEIL CD RELEASEMany thanks to you all!
Sorry some of you had to stand and sorry the McNeils did not have time to thank you personally. We were a little overwhelmed with the attendance.
Special thanks to:
Anna & Jack Jazz, Emily & Kurt Walas, Brian Dark, Phil Dererne, Tanice & Jamie Talbot, John Shields, Scott James of the “Q”, the Kats & Jammers, Video to Go, Stick in the Mud Coffee, Dave Kendle “The Renegade Wizard”.
Donations for the Crisis Cen-ter were well appreciated & a Big Thank You to Producer John Pimm.
Looking forward to the Next Gath-ering.Cheers, John McNeil & Family
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An Alberta Construction Com-pany is hiring Dozer and Exca-vator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfi eld road and lease construction. Lodg-ing and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Con-struction at 780-723-5051.
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BANNISTER AUTO GROUPIf you are energetic, creative and motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we should invite you to come grow with us.
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BUSY Lower Mainland tire shop is looking for an Experienced Service Truck Tire Technician. Your own Service Truck is preferable but not necessary. Top Wages Paid. Please send inquiries to [email protected]
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POINT NO POINT requires Lunch Cooks. Call 250-646-2020
REGISTERED NURSE posi-tions available at Ayre Manor Lodge for PPT and casual po-sitions. Geriatric experience preferred. Email resumes and cover letter to [email protected]
TWO FULL time position available immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer-ship in Salmon Arm, BC. “Dispatch /coordinator”-Appli-cant must possess automotive mechanical knowledge-strong work ethic, organizational skills and can multi task. “Journeyman Technician” -Ap-plicant must have good atti-tude, quality workmanship. Both applicants must be able to produce in a fast paced en-vironment. Excellent wage and benefi t package. Please send resume: [email protected]
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Civil EngineeringTechnologist II
District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $36.11 - $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma re-quired. Reporting to the Tech-nical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastruc-ture investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the mu-nicipality’s water, sewer, drain-age and transportation sys-tems. Candidates should be profi cient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using Auto-Cad 3D, and MS Offi ce. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by October 23, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email [email protected]
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HOMES FOR RENT
NOV. 1, 2 bedroom house, 8km west of Sooke (Otter Point), close to beaches. No smoking. References required. $1000+utilities. 250-642-6693
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 bed lower suite in house on the beach in Whiffen Spit area. $1125/m. 250-642-5972, 250-642-4765, 250-642-6887.
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ONE BED, 2 story suite in beach front home on Canada’s southern most harbour, Sooke, 5 min. walk to Whiffen Spit, $850/m. 250-642-5972, 250-642-4765, 250-642-6887
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Pregnant? Live in the Sooke Area?
We offer the following Prenatal Services:
Group Classes for the expectant mother and her partner that cover everything you need to know to prepare for labour, childbirth and your new baby. New classes Oct/Nov.
Additional support services offering one-to-one appointments, free prenatal vitamins, food vouchers, and bus tickets. Ongoing registration.
This program is supported by United Way, Victoria Foundation and Success by Six
Sooke Family Resource Society 250-642-5152
Or visit 2145 Townsend Rd, Sooke
Member of BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs
SOOKE MINOR HOCKEYBC HOCKEY, HOCKEY CANADA and IIHF
“INVITATION”The IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation), Hockey Canada and BC Hockey support an initiative that both celebrates and promotes female hockey at all levels. Sooke Minor Hockey, also a strong supporter of female hockey at all levels, is participating in the celebration of female hockey by hosting a number of events on Sunday, Oct 14/12. Please come and join us our celebration! Everyone is welcome!
Scheduled Events11:00 am Sooke Atom Girls exhibition game3:00 pm Office skills competition3:30 pm Sooke Peewee Girls exhibition game 3:30 pm Esso Fun Day – Office events5:00 pm Esso Fun Day – Onice events5:30 pm Onice skills competition
All females between the ages of 5 – 18 are welcome to join in the festivities! Participants will be supplied with hockey gear to borrow for the onice
activities. There is no cost for this event.
For further information or to register please contactSusie Sherman @ 2506425723 or by email at [email protected] can always be found on the Sooke Minor Hockey website at
Sooke Youth Council making plans for the yearSharron HoSooke News Mirror
The Sooke Youth Council is holding a Planning Day meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Edward Milne commu-nity school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is designed to gather local youth, from the ages of 13 to 21, to help plan a 12-month calendar out-lining events, goals and plans for the council.
“Anyone in that age range is able to come out to the Planning Day,” said Ebony Log-
ins, Sooke Youth Coun-cil co-ordinator, adding there is no pressure for participants to join the council.
“If they want to have a say in the community, it’s a perfect opportu-nity to do that, and the members of the youth council can act on those wishes specific from the youth who come,” she said.
“The goal of the whole day is to get to know peers in that age group and there will be lots of team building and fun activities throughout the morning and then
in the afternoon we’re going to be doing a ‘world cafe style’ plan-ning session.”
Logins said the ‘world cafe style’ planning ses-sions will entail five dif-ferent tables, each with a host and topic for dis-cussion.
Participants will cycle through each of the tables, where they will present their ideas and build on existing ideas left by people who were at the table previously.
“It’s essentially build-ing upon ideas as they go around the room,”
Logins said. The topics will be
discussed on Planning Day, and subjects most relevant to Sooke’s youth will be selected.
The Sooke Youth Council was formed in 2008. Some of their latest achievements include an event called Medicine for Maysa, where $3,000 was raised to help Maysa, an infant with cystic fibrosis, and her family.
They were also involved with the Sooke Rotary Club’s Adopt-a-Highway proj-ect, where a portion
of Hwy. 14, from Sooke River Bridge to Cooper Cove was “adopted.”
“It’s been four years but I think still our main reason for existence is to really get the word out there that youth are capable of doing really cool things,” Log-ins said. “That they are excited and willing to make changes in the community and make it better for everyone.”
Youth interested in participating in Plan-ning Day can contact the Sooke Youth Coun-cil at: [email protected]
Where in the World?The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel.Bill Wilson took the Sooke News Mirror along on a trip to Enderby, B.C. On your next trip take along the Mirror and send us a photo and we will publish it as space permits. Send your good quality jpeg photos to” [email protected] along with the details.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALLeasing of Kaltasin Works Yard
The District of Sooke proposes to lease a portion of municipally-owned lands known as the Kaltasin Works Yard and which is legally described as:
Lot 13, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan 2434 Except Part in Plan VIP461RW Lot 14 and 15, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan 2434
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is directed to individuals and/or enterprises or non-profi t organizations that are involved in local small to medium-sized enterprises that require additional space to grow their operations. The District of Sooke recognizes that local home based businesses, small business owners and non-profi t organizations cannot afford the price of serviced commercial and light industrial lands. This RFP is intended to gather together a list of qualifi ed local businesses or non-profi t organizations who would be interested in leasing space and growing their operations in the District of Sooke. Preference will be given to operations having a “green” or carbon imprint reducing component.
For the full Request for Proposal document, please see our website www.sooke.ca. Each proposal shall include the lease rate, intended use of the lands, and any improvements that may be put upon the lands. The proposal must also state whether a shared use of the lands could be accommodated. Those submitting proposals must be able to provide a minimum $5Million third party liability insurance if awarded a lease. THIS IS NOT A TENDER.
The District of Sooke reserves the right to reject any or all proposals: the highest bid will not necessarily be accepted. The District of Sooke reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all proposals or accept the proposal deemed most favourable in the interests of the District of Sooke. Under the Community Charter, the District of Sooke must not provide assistance to business and therefore fair market value for use of the land will play a key part in the decision when awarding the lease. If disposition is made it will be on the basis of a subjective discretionary decision of the Council and not on any evaluation criteria other than the content of this notice.
Except as expressly and specifi cally permitted in these Instructions to Proponents, no Proponent shall have any claim for any compensation of any kind whatsoever, as a result of participating in the RFP, and by submitting a proposal or bid each proponent shall be deemed to have agreed that it has no claim.
SUBMISSIONS:Proposals must be delivered to the District of Sooke on or before 4:00 p.m. (local time) on October 18, 2012 in a sealed enveloped clearly marked – “Kaltasin Words Yard Proposal” addressed to:
District of Sooke Attention: Michael Dillabaugh, Director of Finance 2205 Otter Point Road Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2 Email: [email protected] Fax: 250-642-0541
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Notice of meetingLand Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
Date: October 16, 2012Time: 7:00pmPlace: Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Office #2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC1. Development Variance Permit Applications a) VAR-03-12 – Lot 2, Section 85, Sooke District, Plan EPS411 (Grieve – 372 Becher Bay Road) b) VAR-04-12 – Lot 10, Section 10, Otter District, Plan VIS5070 (Nickell – 8153 Taylor Place)Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation.Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon October 16, 2012 by email to [email protected] or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after October 11, 2012 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/reports/juandefucalandusecom_/2012_/index.htm or can be viewed at our office at 2-6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
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BC KIDS GET ‘RABBIT READY’ FOR FIRE EMERGENCIES
October 2nd, 2012 – The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) along with fi re departments and primary and pre-school teachers across the country, have introduced a new tool to help kids and families be better prepared in case of fi re: cute and fuzzy bunny rabbits.
"Have Two Ways Out" is this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 7 – 13. The theme builds on rabbits’ instinct to always have at least two exits from their underground homes leading to safety. Fire Chief Stephen Gamble, president of the CAFC, says families who create and practise an escape plan together, with two ways out of every room if possible, have a better chance of escaping during a real fi re emergency.
"An escape plan helps families respond more quickly and calmly when faced with a real fi re situation," Chief Gamble says. "When a smoke alarm sounds, everyone needs to know what to do and where to go. Planning two ways out of each room, ahead of time, greatly increases your chances of getting out without injury."
Among the "Have Two Ways Out" activities will be a week of home fi re escape lessons taught to young children by primary and pre-school teachers, followed by home-work assignments encouraging families to prepare and practise an escape plan.
The effort extends through the entire month of October featuring a special web site www.safeathome.ca/twowaysout where families can print out a free home escape plan template. They can also watch for it in the "Have Two Ways Out" homework package which the CAFC designed to help parents, teachers and kids work hand in hand.
Families who register the completion of their plan on line are rewarded with a “Have Two Ways Out” Certifi cate and the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes including Kidde Escape Ladders, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. Teachers can also register their classrooms for a chance to win Domino’s Pizza Parties, glow in dark Kidde Sparky Smoke Alarms, and Sparky the Fire Dog plush toys that speak fi re safety messages.
Carol Heller is a home fi re safety specialist with Kidde Canada, recognized as the largest smoke and carbon monoxide alarm company in Canada—and a major partner in the CAFC’s annual Fire Prevention Week campaign.
Heller says two more factors are important for families to consider to avoid fi re tragedy. “If a false alarm has caused you to take the batteries out of your smoke alarm, or remove it from the ceiling, it won’t be there when you need it most,” she says.
“So when your kids come home from school excited to create an escape plan, also make sure smoke alarms are installed and working on every storey of your home.” Heller adds, "Remember that smoke alarms wear out. Replace them every 10 years whether they are battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system.” Fire Departments play a major part in the safety campaign’s success, building on their established school programs of working hand-in-hand with youngsters and educators. A free home escape plan template and more family fi re safety tips can be found online at the campaign website www.safeathome.ca/twowaysout.
SEAPARC STAR SEAPARC STAR of theof the WEEK WEEK✪✪This week, SEAPARC is happy to introduce you to four year old Reece Traynor. He attends the Montessori Pre-School and says that he loves to learn about the oceans because he likes the creatures that live in them. He is in his fi rst seasons with the Sooke Soccer Club and can hardly wait to start hockey too. He is currently learning to skate so he can sign up for the SEAPARC Sharks Hockey Program in January. Baseball is his “other” favourite sport, and he plays it in his backyard with his family. Reece likes camping (especially the marshmallows) and visiting his relatives in Ontario. He was happy to tell us that his Grandparents just arrived from Port Perry, Ontario for a visit. He wants to take them to Beacon Hill Park and the Bug Zoo while they are here on the island. Reece loves to help around his home; he helps with gardening, right from digging and planting, to weeding and harvesting but he says that his favourite part about gardening is eating the vegetables! He likes building things with Lego and his Dad told us that he loves to build things and fi x stuff with his very own carpentry tools. Reece used to think he would be a Cowboy when he grew up, but he has since decided that he will be a Farmer instead. He says that he has a really good little sister (Alexis) and that he likes to teach her things like sports. Reece was described as being a determined and energetic little guy who has a good sense of humour and always wants to help. We think you are great Reece, thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week.
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