ALICE IN WONDERLAND Sooke Harbour Players present a musical with child stars. Page 13 FALL BEHIND It’s time to change your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Your community, your classiﬁeds P25 • 75 ¢ Wednesday, OCTOBER 31, 2012 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 11 Sports/stats Page 28 Agreement #40110541 SOOKE SOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNER MIRROR Sewer system unaffordable without tax increase Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror “The chickens have come home to roost,” and increases for sewer parcel taxes will be hitting Sooke property owners’ pocket- books in 2013. The increase would see the sewer parcel tax rise to $552 from the current $515. Originally when the sewer system was first planned and went to referendum, the parcel tax was set at $495. It was intended to be self sufficient but that has not proven to be the case. The cash shortfall has been coming out of the General Fund. The amount which was borrowed from the Gen- eral Fund is $588,459.65 at the end of 2011. Repayment to the General Fund has to be repaid at $118,000 per year for five years, resulting in a 7.1 per cent increase to the sewer parcel tax. Acting CAO David Gaw- ley, said at council on Oct. 22, that he could not explain the rising costs. He said the increase was suggested for a five-year term, and after five years the parcel tax would be closer to $515. He also stated that the origi- nal bylaw was approved for the Sewer Specified Area, not the entire population of Sooke. He said for the balance of 2012 money will come from the DCC fund. “We need to look at a new financial structure,” said Gawley. Councillor Maja Tait said the revenue which had been projected was not there but felt the increase was too much. “We need to explore other options... it’s too much for one year. It surprises me,” she said. Coun. Bev Berger said that the district entered into a five-year agreement last year that they can’t afford and are “operating a system we can’t afford.” Gawley said the numbers are there as was the obli- gation to pay the borrowed money back into the Gen- eral Fund. Mayor Wendal Milne said the payback could be spread out over a longer period of time thereby reducing the increase to the sewer par- cel tax. “The finance commit- tee looked at this very carefully,” said Coun. Rick Kasper, chair of the Finance and Administration Com- mittee. “The chickens have come home to roost. I don’t know what might happen, we are robbing Peter to pay Paul to run the sewer system. There was a huge increase in operating costs last year... and we’re bear- ing the brunt. Be honest with the taxpayer, this is the most viable thing to do.” Mayor Milne said, “$118,000 is good news in some ways, it is internal funds. It’s not a lot of good news but a little bit.” Council passed the rec- ommendation made by the F&A Committee to increase the Sewer Parcel tax rate to repay the Interfund loan. Coun. Tait was opposed. Langford group opens waste transfer station Sharron Ho Sooke News Mirror With the closure of Sooke Disposal’s transfer station last month, residents have had few options to dump their unwanted waste. But as of Nov. 1, there will be a new transfer station in town, serviced by the Lang- ford-based company, Alpine Group. The new drop-off site, A&P Disposal & Recycling, will be located on 6220 Mari- lyn Rd, just off Sooke River Road. The area is zoned as M3 Heavy Industrial, which is mandatory for a garbage dump. “There’s no issues with the zoning whatsoever, that’s why we got our busi- ness license right away,” said co-owner, Alfred Hass. “The bins are just going to be dropped off and taken away in a few days, so we’re hoping there won’t be any smells because things are going to go in and come out really quick.” Items that can be dropped off include household gar- bage, wood and garden waste, household appli- ances, furniture, plastics, styrofoam and cardboard. Metals can be dropped off for free, but construction type items like drywall, dirt and cement bricks will not be accepted. There are also future plans to add a recycling ser- vice. “We’re not going to do recycling yet, but we’ll look at getting into that as we get set up more down the road,” Hass said. According to Hass, the transfer station is about .4 of an acre. There will be two 40-yard bins that will be covered from rain. “Space-wise we’re just going to make it work and if we need to expand it a little bit we have…more room to do that,” he said. Hass is partnering with local businessman Patrick Weston, who has been in business in the area since 1989. Weston owns scrap metal recycling centre, Westshore Auto Recycling. “I just noticed Sooke needed something like this and I had the spare land,” Weston said. The transfer station will be open Monday to Satur- day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a mini- mum charge of $4, which will increase depending on weight. news@sookenewsmirror. com Sharron Ho photo It’s Halloween! The kids will be out and about tonight, so please slow down if you are driving. The Haunted House at the Sooke Community Hall will be full of spooks and goblins. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m. 250.642.6361 www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis Do You Have a Home & Small Acreage to Sell ??? 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SOOKESOOKE NEWS2010 WINNER
M I R R O R
Sewer system unaffordable without tax increasePirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
“The chickens have come home to roost,” and increases for sewer parcel taxes will be hitting Sooke property owners’ pocket-books in 2013.
The increase would see the sewer parcel tax rise to $552 from the current $515.
Originally when the sewer system was first planned and went to referendum, the parcel tax was set at $495. It was intended to be
self sufficient but that has not proven to be the case. The cash shortfall has been coming out of the General Fund. The amount which was borrowed from the Gen-eral Fund is $588,459.65 at the end of 2011. Repayment to the General Fund has to be repaid at $118,000 per year for five years, resulting in a 7.1 per cent increase to the sewer parcel tax.
Acting CAO David Gaw-ley, said at council on Oct. 22, that he could not explain the rising costs. He said the
increase was suggested for a five-year term, and after five years the parcel tax would be closer to $515. He also stated that the origi-nal bylaw was approved for the Sewer Specified Area, not the entire population of Sooke.
He said for the balance of 2012 money will come from the DCC fund.
“We need to look at a new financial structure,” said Gawley.
Councillor Maja Tait said the revenue which had been
projected was not there but felt the increase was too much.
“We need to explore other options... it’s too much for one year. It surprises me,” she said.
Coun. Bev Berger said that the district entered into a five-year agreement last year that they can’t afford and are “operating a system we can’t afford.”
Gawley said the numbers are there as was the obli-gation to pay the borrowed money back into the Gen-
eral Fund. Mayor Wendal Milne said
the payback could be spread out over a longer period of time thereby reducing the increase to the sewer par-cel tax.
“The finance commit-tee looked at this very carefully,” said Coun. Rick Kasper, chair of the Finance and Administration Com-mittee. “The chickens have come home to roost. I don’t know what might happen, we are robbing Peter to pay Paul to run the sewer
system. There was a huge increase in operating costs last year... and we’re bear-ing the brunt. Be honest with the taxpayer, this is the most viable thing to do.”
Mayor Milne said, “$118,000 is good news in some ways, it is internal funds. It’s not a lot of good news but a little bit.”
Council passed the rec-ommendation made by the F&A Committee to increase the Sewer Parcel tax rate to repay the Interfund loan. Coun. Tait was opposed.
Langford group opens waste transfer stationSharron HoSooke News Mirror
With the closure of Sooke Disposal’s transfer station last month, residents have had few options to dump their unwanted waste.
But as of Nov. 1, there will be a new transfer station in town, serviced by the Lang-ford-based company, Alpine Group.
The new drop-off site, A&P Disposal & Recycling, will be located on 6220 Mari-lyn Rd, just off Sooke River Road. The area is zoned as M3 Heavy Industrial, which is mandatory for a garbage dump.
“There’s no issues with the zoning whatsoever, that’s why we got our busi-ness license right away,” said co-owner, Alfred Hass.
“The bins are just going to be dropped off and taken
away in a few days, so we’re hoping there won’t be any smells because things are going to go in and come out really quick.”
Items that can be dropped off include household gar-bage, wood and garden waste, household appli-ances, furniture, plastics, styrofoam and cardboard.
Metals can be dropped off for free, but construction type items like drywall, dirt and cement bricks will not be accepted.
There are also future plans to add a recycling ser-vice.
“We’re not going to do recycling yet, but we’ll look at getting into that as we get set up more down the road,” Hass said.
According to Hass, the transfer station is about .4 of an acre. There will be two 40-yard bins that will be
covered from rain.“Space-wise we’re just
going to make it work and if we need to expand it a little bit we have…more room to do that,” he said.
Hass is partnering with local businessman Patrick Weston, who has been in business in the area since 1989.
Weston owns scrap metal recycling centre, Westshore Auto Recycling.
“I just noticed Sooke needed something like this and I had the spare land,” Weston said.
The transfer station will be open Monday to Satur-day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
There will be a mini-mum charge of $4, which will increase depending on weight.
It’s Halloween!The kids will be out and about tonight, so please slow down if you are driving. The Haunted House at the Sooke Community Hall will be full of spooks and goblins. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m.
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An East Sooke man was leisurely fishing off of Secretary Island when a gillnetter col-lided with his 28-foot pleasure boat on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 21.
Paul Barrett was packing up his gear and preparing to go home after a morning of fish-ing, when he spotted a gillnetter travelling towards him at about 14 knots.
“I saw the guy com-ing down and initially I turned to starboard to show him my red, usually when you do something safe, you do red-to-red of your port-side,” Barrett said.
He expected the gill-netter to safely pass
him, but the oncoming vessel continued in the same direction.
“I turned for him a second time and he still seemed like he was coming towards me.”
At the very same moment, one of Barret’s fishing rods snagged a fish. When he looked up, the gill netter was headed for his right-side, so he turned the boat and managed to get it to travel 2.5 knots.
“I just cranked it right over hard to port as quickly as I could, and he clipped my starboard-side and punched out my win-dows on the boat,” Bar-rett said.
The last thing Barrett noticed before the gill-netter collided with his boat was a fisherman allegedly, “dead asleep
at the wheel.” Being a commercial
fisherman for several years, Barrett has seen many “hairy instances,” but the local mishap still left him shaken.
“It scared me, I was
pretty scared,” he said. “Too close for comfort that’s for sure.”
The RCMP and Canadian Coast Guard responded, and Bar-rett and his boat were taken to the Govern-
ment Wharf. According to the
Const. Robin Critch-ley, the gillnetter is believed to be part of the commercial fishing fleet out of Stevenston, Richmond.
The driver of the gill-netter has been charged with operating a vessel without due care and attention.
It is unconfirmed whether he was actually asleep at the wheel.
Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
It was 1987 and 23 gentlemen got together to form the Sooke Rotary Club. Meetings, at that time, were held in a variety of places including the Sooke Harbour House, the Castle, Sooke Region Museum, Broom Hill Golf and Country Club and lastly the Village Food Markets board-room. Early director’s meetings were held around first president Stu Youngson’s dining room table.
One of the long time members, John Arnett, wrote in a 10-year his-tory of the club that this was the only Rotary Club conceived at a pipe band practice. And, it was also one of the first clubs in Canada to have women members.
At a meeting on Oct. 24, present members gathered to celebrate 25 years at their lun-
cheon, still held at Vil-lage Food Markets boardroom.
John Arnett, in remembering, said that when they used to hold their meetings at the Castle, people would wonder why there were so many cars parked at the beer parlour in the middle of the afternoon.
“They thought we pulled in for a quick one,” said Arnett.
A special guest in attendance at the meet-ing was Maness Sam-uel, a student at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Metcho-sin. She is one of the success stories born from the girls’ school
sponsored by Rotary International in Malawi, Africa.
Samuel spoke with pride and humbleness at the opportunity she was given after being accepted at Atsikana Pa Ulendo, (Girls on the Move) APU. After she graduated she was accepted and is in her
second year at Pearson and plans to go back to Africa when her edu-cation is complete to encourage and inspire other young women to further their education.
She said, “Your help is really making a differ-ence in the life of young girls.”
She outlined how education gave hope to young women who, without it, were forced into a life of servitude to their husbands and his family. Many young girls were sold by their family to pay off debt and became essentially slaves.
“APU gives girls a voice and a choice, without education we have no choice,” said Samuel. “Going to APU is not just about me but other people in my community.”
She outlined the need for a teacher’s school where women could be employed because even after being educated it
didn’t mean they would find employment.
“I see a new born gen-eration out of APU. I see a generation that is edu-cated and employed, a generation able to send its children to school,” she said.
Rotarians are focused on service, with a belief that actions speak louder than words. They have given schol-arships to more than 100 students, and hundreds of individu-als helped with dona-tions on an as-needed basis. They have com-pleted dozens of com-munity projects such as the Rotary Pier, the SEAPARC youth bus, gazebo at Ayre Manor Lodge, the stage curtain at EMCS, stairs at the ball park, etc. Locally they host the Rotary Auction and Spring Fair and support youth, lit-eracy, Safe Halloween, Canada Day Raft Races and Adopt-A-Highway.
Original Rotarians from left to right, Gerry Van Ek, John Arnett, Bob Campbell, Steve Splawski and Peter Langdon came out for the 25th anniversary luncheon on Oct. 24.
TRICK OF TREAT!
THE OTTER POINT firefighters will be holding their annual fireworks event at Camp Bernard on Young Lake tonight!
COME AT 6 p.m. for hot chocolate, hot dogs and candy bags and enjoy the fireworks at 7:30 p.m.
TOWN HALL MEETING
MEET WITH LOCAL elected representatives: MLA John Horgan, Mike Hicks and Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne. On Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Otter Point Fire Hall. This is a public meeting for residents of Port Renfrew, Jordan River, Shirley and Otter Point.
GET MAPPEDIF YOU ARE planning
on decorating your home and yard for Christmas let the Sooke News Mirror know.
WE WILL BE publishing the Christmas songbook and would like to include the addresses of homes decorated for the holidays.
SEND YOUR ADDRESS to: [email protected] The song book will be coming out in early December.
TO THE PERSON who found Don Preston’s medical-assist cane at Western Foods, and to Michelle who ensured it was returned to the rightful owner.
Gillnetter collides with smaller pleasure craft
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Sooke ‘s “Safe Halloween” has changed locations this year. This year it is at our Community Hall located on the corner of Shields Road and Eustace Road (namedafter Eustace Arden). No matter what the weather the kids will stay dry. Starting at 5pm and ending at 9pm. Lots of fun for everyone...No matter where you live, check with your local fi re department to fi nd out where your local spooks can party safely!
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A look at what hap-pened and what deci-sions were made at Dis-trict of Sooke council:
At the regular District of Sooke council meet-ing on Oct. 22 council adopted the following bylaws:
• Bylaw 545, Zon-ing Amendment Bylaw (500-14) Car Wash;
• Bylaw 548, Offi-cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-3)( and Bylaw 549, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-15) Clus-ter dwelling units. This will establish a devel-opment permit area and development per-mit area guidelines for multi-family residential developments and add cluster dwellings as a principle use to multi-family and town centre south zones;
• Bylaw 552, SEDC Delegation Amendment Bylaw, which will give management of fee-for-service agreements to council;
• Bylaw 553, Sooke Program for the Arts (SPA) Reserve Fund Amendment Bylaw, which gives approval of funding to council.
• Council gave con-sent to the adoption of CRD Bylaw 3854, Emer-gency Communication Dispatch Service Estab-lishment Bylaw.
• Council rescinded first and second read-ing of Bylaw 547, Sooke Town Centre Revital-ization Amendment Bylaw and cancelled Bylaw 547. Earlier this year the district, when examining the new Development Cost Charges (DCC) road rates received informa-tion to indicate that any DCC waiver must
be accompanied with a budgeted transfer from general taxation, so that the DCC funs would not be affected by reduced deposits.
Council decided they did not want general taxation to pay for DCC waivers.
• Bylaw 554, Five Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw was adopted. The bylaw will correct and adjust the revenues and expen-ditures and to include approved expendi-tures.
• Bylaw 556, Delega-tion Amendment Bylaw received first, second and third reading. This bylaw states that sal-ary increases (other than step increments of a previously approved salary grid system) must be approved by council.
• A Development Vari-ance Permit requested by a property owner on 6215 Marilyn Place for a variance on the setback was not issued by coun-cil but it was decided not to enforce the set-back requirements and the bylaw which would be reviewed on one year. Opposed to the motion were Council-lors Rick Kasper and Bev Berger. Coun. Hal-dane left the chamber and Coun. Pearson was absent.
• A Development Permit was issued to the property owners at 6731 West Coast Road for development of a car wash and dog wash. The existing business contains a car sales and repair shop. The proposed car wash will contain two wand wash bays, one auto-
matic wash bay and a dog wash area.
•Council consented to allow the construc-tion of a apple shack and root cellar on the Sunriver Community Garden property.
• A new zoning bylaw will be prepared to replace Bylaw 500. There will be a series of open houses and a public hearing. Mayor Wendal Milne said he expects the issue to be resolved by the end of January 2013. Much of Bylaw 500 will remain intact.
• Council will not be renewing their mem-bership with Tourism Victoria. They would have paid $2,100 for membership in 2013, the result of lapsed membership fees.
Council outlined their top three priorities for 2013 and they are:
1. Fiscal responsibil-ity.
2. Town centre improvements includ-ing Highway 14 round-about; Grant Road con-nector and town centre design guidelines.
3. Community plan-ning.
• Mayor Wendal Milne has appointed Coun-cillors Berger, Reay and Pearson to meet with local non-profit organizations to dis-cuss future fee for ser-vice agreements. The mayor has requested a review of the agree-ments expiring in 2012 as to the funding and structure of the agree-ments as well as oppor-tunities of scale initia-tives (ie: amalgamation, shared officefacilities/staffing). The appoin-tees will be looking at funding methods, level of funding, economies of scale opportunities, measurable services provided to the district and deliverables and accountability for the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and the Sooke Region Tourism Association (SRTA).
Currently the district funds the Sooke Region Chamber of Com-merce ($28,150); SRTA ($20,000); Sooke Region Museum ($20,000); and the Sooke Community Association ($28,000).
The next District of Sooke council meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the municipal hall on Otter Point Road.
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Around the world we’ve heard of economic upheaval: top executives paid hundreds of times the average of their own
workers, the swelling number of those who have worked for companies for 20 years or more being shown the door. Shareholders question lax oversight that insulated CEOs and boards from accountability; managers are among the job hunters. Some real estate brokers watched the bottom fall out of home prices and cultural and charitable institutions that depend on "high net worth individuals" are rethinking their budgets.
Still, people are worried about each other. You don't hear the glee that people sometimes take in seeing the mighty fall. You actually hear genuine concern for friends and neighbours whose worlds are at risk.
It is human nature for people to watch each other and to compare everything each has. Like Cain and Abel, the wives of Isaac and the sons of Jacob, we compete endlessly. The workers in Jesus'
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In 1900 a group of Sun-day picnickers enjoyed boating on DeMamiel Stream. The T’Sou-ke canoe they were using had been fitted with oarlocks; aboard were Jack & Matilda Gordon (think Moss Cottage) Arthur Floyer, brothers John & Tom Murray, their sister Janet and Muir sisters Maude, Alice & Edith.
Decades before, the lovely shaded stream had been named. Irish-born Cesarine Sophia Jane DeMamiel arrived in Sooke in 1864 at the age of 25. She had trav-elled to the new colony to visit her sister Mrs. Alex Chambers, wife of a lighthouse keeper
at Race Rocks. Sophia was friends with Mat-ilda Welsh who had also come out from Ireland and who had been wooed and wed by Michael Muir. Out visiting with the Muirs in Sooke, Sophia was invited to stay on as governess / nursemaid.
She began with two young charges in 1864: Isabella Muir, 6, who had been orphaned when her mother Isa-bella Weir and her father Andrew Muir (first sheriff of Victo-ria) had died when she was an infant; and John Stephens Muir, 4, son of Robert Muir and Chris-tina Stephens. As well, in 1865, both Michael
Muir’s wife Matilda and Robert’s wife Christina gave birth to baby girls, so Sooke’s immigrant community now had four youngsters to raise. It would be 1872 before a school was built and a teacher hired.
Gold was discovered in the Leech in 1864 and frenzied miners were trying to find routes to transport their sup-plies to the goldfields. Michael Muir and Jamie Welsh planned a horse-back trip to explore the west side of the Sooke River for an accessible route. The adventurous young governess asked to accompany the men, so an extra horse was saddled.
Half a mile from the mouth of the Sooke River, the party forded the stream that flowed into the Sooke from the lakes and valleys of the western hills. The gallant group of men suddenly realized that their guest was prob-ably the first immigrant young lady to see the stream, and decided to honour her by naming the meandering brook “DeMamiel Stream.”
I would like to relate that Sophia DeMamiel remained in the commu-nity to become a part of Sooke’s frontier life but it was not to be. In 1866 Sophia married Coote Chambers, brother of the light keeper, and
while they were on a trip to San Francisco, she passed away the following year.
Elida Peers, Histo-rian
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Here is the preliminary design provided by Alpine Bike Parks for the Sooke Bike Skills Area to be built in John Phillips Memorial Park. This is only the first draft, and there will be revisions.
Please take note that all the circles drawn on the plan are existing trees. The trees on the property are protected by a covenant, meaning they won’t be cut down. There is also a cov-enant on the property pro-viding adjacent property owners with a buffer zone. The conceptual plan actu-ally increases the overall size of this buffer.
This park will not be like your typical ‘dirt jump’ park. The trails drawn on to the conceptual plan are relatively narrow, and there is no intention to bulldoze the area flat. Some parks of this kind do the best with what they have and are often rele-gated to disused industrial lots and the like, which is why they often look blown out and ugly. That will cer-tainly not be the case here in Sooke.
The existing Dirt Jump Park on SEAPARC’s prop-erty is an example of doing the most with the least- the park was built for only a few thousand dollars and volunteers, (mostly kids), the dirt for the jumps was not ideal and the slope of the land makes it difficult
to maintain momentum. Add to this the fact that volunteer maintenance and further park devel-opment was not allowed. Now, with all that being said, that facility hosted a number of events and gave young people a place to hang out and develop their skills, so I will always see it as a success. Even though the location was
not ideal, it was a step in the right direction.
John Phillips is a beau-tiful park, and the aim is to not only maintain that beauty, but to enhance it by removing invasive spe-cies like blackberry and scotch broom, replanting native trees and shrubs and landscaping portions of the area to protect the
privacy of neighbours and to manage water flow.
In addition, there is a perimeter trail drawn into the design which will be a continuation of the exist-ing multi use trail that was built in the park a year or two ago. This trail will greatly expand access, and therefore enjoyment, of the park by all park visi-tors, including pedestri-ans, joggers, dog walkers etc.
We hope to also install picnic tables, and Sooke Slow Food Cycle has a plan to build a beautiful cob restroom facility at some point, from what I understand.
There have been some misunderstandings about the overall design of this facility, and the Sooke Bike Club would like to assure the people of Sooke, and especially the neighbours to the park, that the fin-ished product will not only provide an amenity which benefits our young people, but which also comple-ments and enhances the natural beauty of John Phillips Park.
Lorien ArnoldPresident, Sooke Bike
A look at preliminary plans for bike park
Helping you get prepared
There has been some conversation/phone calls about the lack of warning to Sooke residents and those living along the shore about the risk of a potential tsunami.
Sooke is in a location where the threat of damage from a tsunami is not in the extreme. The harbour and basin are relatively safe. While this may not instill a lot of confidence in some people, the fire chief, after the most recent earthquake did say, “There was NO warning issued for our area so there was no need to inform people.”
But this raises the bigger question of what can the normal resident do to be prepared for an emergency?
First of all, perhaps Sooke should have some sort of siren which would warn people to; turn on their
radio (CFAX or CBC) for any news they should be aware of, or to move to higher ground if you feel some prolonged shaking. It would be impossible for emergency services to knock on every door along the shoreline to tell people to evacuate. But, you can go to this open house.
The Sooke and Juan de Fuca Emergency Programs will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Open House in Sooke council chambers (2225 Otter Point Road) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Information on what you and your family should do and be prepared for in the event of a disaster will be available. Displays and handouts of emergency information on such topics such as earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and winter storms will be available. Ready made family emergency kits will be on sale for those people that haven’t put their own together yet. Information on how you can be an Emergency Program Volunteer will also be provided.
Although I moved from Sooke last June, I retain strong ties to a community I loved very much.
I have always been aware of the delicate balance in the closeness to the sea, and the natural disasters that may befall. With regard to the recent earthquake, and attendant reactions, how were the Sooke residents informed? Did the warning sirens go off? If not, how are all the emergency preparedness activities worthwhile, if folks don’t know until hours later something MAY have happened... too late to do anything about it?
Laurie SavoieQualicum Beach
On bylaws and bike parks
Council is at fault for not examining all aspects of Bylaw 500 thoroughly (three of those previous council members are still sit-ting on the new coun-cil). The whole affair only demonstrates how poorly some senior staff did their work.
We now have John Phillips Memorial Park on the table. Seven years ago the com-
mittee was called into action, chaired by Councillor Jen Smith. I was on the committee until special circum-stances in our family had me resign. I cannot recall any discussion to the large extent for building out this green space, but rather how to preserve it’s charac-ter.
We now have the situation that the best “filets” of the park are to be given over to the cyclists club. From per-sonal observation, I know how popular the knoll is, from walks to enjoy the views and the copse of trees to winter time when the hill, with snow, is super active with sleighs and count-less children.
Has senior staff even examined the books of the club as to the feasability to pull off this venture? Have they examined the legality of leasing this valuable public space without consultation of the pub-lic? The comments of the club member who attended the actual AGM of the club were telling, in contrast to Councillor Maja Tait’s hearsay statements.
There is a perfectly good, though gone-to-seed park by SEAPARC that could be reactiva-ted with some engage-ments by this club. The excuse that at some time or other the much vaunted connector road will go through it does not hold water,
since that dream is a long way away from fru-ition (only helping pro-perty owners along the way for development), but doing nothing for the congestion ahead of the bridge and past.
The park must remain as is with impro-vements for all the resi-dents of Sooke. For the past seven years deve-lopment in our area (Townsend, Church and all others) will neces-sitate a new round of consults with the public to determine what the added residents (and future development) will mean to the green lung of Sooke. Coun-cil should never forget that, even though elec-ted, they are servants of the residents and look beyond the tip of their noses - as our fore-fathers did with Beacon Hill Park, Stanley Park, Edmonton River Park and other towns, big and small. The future is green!
Fred von IlbergSook
Raising questions on land use
Did you know that immediately the Dis-trict of Sooke grants a licence of occupa-tion to the Sooke Bike Club, the land involved becomes assessable under Section 28 of the BC Assessment Act, and taxable in the name of
the occupier? How long do you
think it will take our council to grant a per-missive tax exemption?
It raises a question or two about other groups currently leasing, occu-pying or holding ease-ments on previously exempt municipal land.
Cleaning up graffiti
This is a letter of thanks to the person(s) who painted over the graffiti that was on the brown, brick bus shel-ter near the Saseenos Shell Station.
Sooke has made such progress in recent times in terms of beau-tification and instilling pride in our commu-nity, that it was a cry-ing shame that one of the first sights to wel-come people on their way into Sooke was that bus shelter, which had become an eyesore with a variety of tags.
I had called a vari-ety of people I thought might be responsible for maintaining the shel-ter (ie. BC Transit), only to find out that nobody really knew whose pro-perty or whose respon-sibility it was.
So, to whomever it was that took the time to restore the shelter, I would like to convey my sincerest appreciation.
Respect orders given to firefighters
When a 50,000 to 100,000 volt of live elec-trical line is sliced and hanging from the trees or lying on the wet road like spaghetti, it is dan-gerous to all who pass. Having rubber tires on your vehicle is not enough to prevent elec-trical shock. As a fire-man controlling traffic, my command from the chief states, “No one can get through” until the word is given from command. Please con-sider; emergency per-sonnel are present to protect and provide safety for all.
I cannot accept a waiver to let you through so please do not ask. I cannot let you pass the security barrier to take photo’s on your cell or to have special privileges so that you can pass drive through or pass me, thereby undermine the order(s) I have been
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rent arcs or conducts through the micro-filaments of metal in your tire to the chassis, through your vehicle to you and your children on the back seat, then you are zapped, fried, sizzled, burned, electro-cuted, hurt, or worse...
As a firefighter, I am trained in safety around electrical wires. I am standing 150’ away from the wire for these reasons. All personnel working on the wire are at risk until the transformer has been switched and turned off. This takes time. I know we all have to get to work, school, or race home to watch “Jerry Springer,” but please do not risk the lives of yourself, your chil-dren or fellow citizens because you are more important. More impor-tant than the other 40 plus drivers and pas-sengers waiting to pass, who are grateful for a crew of trained fire and hydro personnel pro-tecting and preventing possible tragedy.
Rethink this one, please. Volunteer fire personnel are doing their jobs not for any other reason than that they choose to serve and protect. They do not get paid. They volunteer. The RCMP states clearly that if any fire or ambulance crews
receive any road rage of flack, to take down your license plate number and contact the RCMP. Impounding your vehi-cle and pleading your case in a court of law would definitely make your day more excit-ing than a live electrical wire on the road with a tree blocking the way.
Please drive safe and remember to thank your local volunteer or paid firefighters, for we are trained to save your life and property.
Use the existing bike park
The speed at which the Bike Skills Park proposal has been pro-cessed is astounding. The unanimous sup-port of council without public input process mirrors the previous council I thought was a distant memory. Finally, the mayor stepped into reality and is taking a longer term view.
The Sooke Bike Club are organized enthu-siasts who, at face value, make a family-based facility argument. One argument used is that the interests of a small group should not outweigh the interests
of many.Since a bike park
does exist at SEAPARC, their effort should of been redirected to pre-senting information on redeveloping this area for year-round usage as its location to an already existing family recreation facility is ideal and issues with loss of green space and visual impact would be non-issues. While the group has made promises about sound and sight management, at John Phillips Memo-rial Park, the residents whose homes back onto the park, can look for-ward to deconstructing green space, replaced by a pump track and slalom lines.
There is a need to improve the park for families as it is under-ut-lilized. From Otter Point Road there is no indica-tion it is in fact a park. Attention is brought to the site by the com-mercial property for sale sign and the boat/RV parked on the fore-front. Many residents of Sooke may not be aware of the pedestrian friendly improvements made in the past year and waterway enhance-
ments.The $3,600 granted to
the Sooke Bike Club to develop plans, should have been spent on promoting and further enhancing the area for residents and visitors as an existing destina-tion. Basics such as a street sign,park ben-ches and utilization of the space for family based events is my defi-nition of developing a park.
As the visual green space on Otter Point Road will gradually be eliminated when the housing development commences across from John Phillips Memorial Park, and population density grows throug-hout Sooke, green space becomes more appreciated.
Once trees and grasses are removed, replaced by ramps, jumps and slaloms, it is costly to reconstruct green space and will be a failed experiment and eyesore.
As the president of the Sooke Bike Club stated, “if it doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work.” While their opti-mism is evident and their ideas to target all age groups, use volun-teers, fundraise etc., are admirable, the loca-
tion is what is at issue. I ask the supporters to utilize the existing bike park and not devastate a beautiful park.
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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]
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Shared Gifts opens at Gallery West Two artists will share
Gallery West at South Shore Gallery Nov. 3 -26 for Shared Gifts.
Well known local tex-tile artist Joan Taylor will be joined by pho-tographer Dave Hutchi-son from Sidney. Both artists have a love of the natural world, the flora and fauna, the rare and remote, and the beauty close to home.
Taylor, a retired med-ical doctor who raised seven children and has lived near Sheringham Point for over 20 years, fearlessly translates ideas and images to fabric and thread with her sewing machine. By dyeing silks and layering them, then free motion overstitching with infi-nite thread changes she creates richly textured artworks.
Hutchinson photo-graphs landscapes, birds, and bears of B. C.’s West Coast. He
has a special interest in photographing animals and birds in their natu-ral habitat and has been in the right place at the right time to capture images of the Kermode Spirit Bear as well as more accessible spe-cies. His fine art pho-tography is produced on paper, canvas, alu-minum and acrylic.
“I think the texture of Joan’s work contrasted with the photographs Dave will bring are going to make an inter-esting show,” gallery
owner Elizabeth Tan-ner said.
An artist’s reception will be held Nov. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. with both artists in attendance.
Left, Joan Taylor’s stitchery, right, Dave Hutchinson’s photographic work, “Carmanah.”
Capital Regional District
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing: Will be held at: East Sooke Fire Hall Located at: 1397 Coppermine Road, East Sooke, BC On: Monday, November 5, 2012 starting at 7 pmTo consider adoption of: Bylaw No. 3829 - cited as Bylaw No. 3829, “Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 110, 2012”.The purpose of Bylaw No. 3829 is to amend Bylaw No. 2040, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, by deleting lands from the Rural (A) zone, and adding to the Rural Residential 2 (RR-2) zone for the purpose of permitting a three-lot subdivision for Lot 7, Section 129, Sooke District, Plan VIP67208, as shown on map below.The actual bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected.All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3829 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, 2 – 6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday from October 24 to November 5, 2012, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf.Written submissions should be sent to the Juan de Fuca Planning Office, by mail to Box 283, Sooke, BC V9Z 0S9; by email to [email protected] or by fax at 250-642-5274. Written submissions should be received no later than 4 pm on November 5, 2012 to ensure availability at the public hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the public hearing. Following the close of the public hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors.The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 3829 will be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice.For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.1500 local 206.S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer
Bylaw 3829Area to be re-zoned from Rural Ato Rural Residential 2 RR-2
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSPublic Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaws:
Bylaw No. 529, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-8) PLN00926The intent and purpose of this public hearing is to remove 2150 Melrick Place from Bylaw No 529, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (500-8) and amend the zoning on the property at 7000 Melrick Place, PID 018-350-445 to the following:
Rezone lower portion of 7000 Melrick Place (2.4 ha) from Rural (RU2) and Rural Residential (RU4) to Small Lot Residential (R3);1. Amend schedule 102.3 in the Rural (RU2) zone to add “Notwithstanding the provisions of Schedule 102.3, a 1.6 hectare minimum lot size for subdivision purposes may 2.
be considered for approval for PID 018-350-445 Lot A, Section 21, Sooke District, Plan VIP57007on its RU2 zoned property providing all the subdivision requirements within the District of Sooke Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 65, 2003 are satisfi ed”.
Bylaw No. 530, 7000 Melrick Place Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw, 2012The intent and purpose of this public hearing is to remove 2150 Melrick Place from Bylaw No. 530 and to authorize Bylaw No. 530, a Phased Development at 7000 Melrick Place under Bylaw No. 529. The property owners, Janet Nosworthy and David Clark have agreed to enter into the agreement for a period of ten years. The Phased Development Agreement provides for the assignment of the agreement to a subsequent owner of the land, and the conditions under which the assignment may occur.
The nature of the development that is the subject of phased development agreement is that:The amenities to be provided are one or more of the following: parks and trail development, waterfront walkway, affordable housing, open space (in addition to statutory 1.
park dedications), day care facilities (not for profi t), public art, park equipment, ALR acquisitions, community gardens, parking structures, performing arts facility, green infrastructure, beautifi cation projects, and preservation of heritage structures, having in the aggregate a market value not exceeding $5,000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 28.8 dwelling unit Base Density on the land, in the locations and in accordance with standards approved in writing by the District’s Municipal Planner and Municipal Engineer.
Despite section 1 above, The Developer may at the Subdivision stage pay the District $5000 for each additional dwelling unit in excess of the 28.8 2. dwelling unit Base Density on the land, on the condition that the 20% of these monies is contributed to the District Affordable Housing Reserve Fund and the remainder of the amount paid the District must use only for provision of the amenities to be collected at time of subdivision.
The amenity contribution shall be based on the maximum residential 3. density. Affordable housing units and units obtained through density bonus provisions are exempt from the maximum residential density calculations.
The Developer shall at its sole cost design, install, plant and construct the following works, services and other things:
(a) A detailed erosion and sediment control plan and grading plan to be submitted to the District for review prior to commencement of any land clearing, grading works and construction on the site;(b) Provide 18m road dedication to accommodate the extension of Brailsford Place and an 18m road dedication to accommodate the extension of Mountain Heights Drive;(c) Costs related to the design and construction of the offsite road improvements as required in the Traffi c Impact Assessment report are to be borne by the applicant;(d) Design and construct the Brailsford Place extension within the property (from the west property line to the east property line) to the same standard as the existing road within the neighboring Stone Ridge development;(e) Design and construct the Mountain Heights Drive extension within the property (from the west property line to the east property line) as per the proposed Spiritwood development standard and tie to the existing road within the neighboring Stone Ridge development;(f) All driveways within public property are to be hard surfaced to the property line;(g) Install screening along the east property line from Melrick Place to the Mountain Heights extension to the satisfaction of the Municipal Engineer;(h) Sanitary sewerage is to be provided at Service Level 2. 7000 Melrick Place is to be included in the Sewer Specifi ed Area prior to zoning bylaw adoption;(i) Prior to fi nalizing the rezoning process the applicant, at their cost, is to coordinate with the District of Sooke for the completion of a sewer serviceability study to review the capacity of downstream sewers. The costs related to upgrading/installing the downstream system, if required, will be borne by the applicant;(j) Sanitary sewerage is to be designed and constructed as per the Sewer serviceability study;(k) A Qualifi ed Environmental Professional will determine at time of development permit (prior to land clearing & grading works) whether a Riparian Areas Regulation Assessment Report is needed.(l) A qualifi ed (able to hold permits through the Archaeology Branch), consulting archaeologist must be engaged prior to any major land altering activities to determine if development activities are likely to impact unknown archaeological sites. If the archaeologist determines that development activities will not impact any archaeological deposits, then a site alteration permit is not required.
Bylaw No. 531, Sooke Core Sewer Specifi ed Area Amendment Bylaw (147-15) (For Public Information Only)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 531 is to enlarge the community sewer system service area to include a portion of the parcel located at 7000 Melrick Place.
All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record.
Copies of the proposed bylaws, and relevant background documents, may be inspected at the offi ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing from October 31, 2012 to and including November 13, 2012 until noon (12 pm).
If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Planning Department at 642-1634
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Sooke Harbour Players – Next Destination, Wonderland!
Sooke Harbour Play-ers has enjoyed a yearof accomplishment and elevated theatre stan-dards. With the suc-cess of Pirates of Pen-zance and dinner the-atre performances thatincluded Wake me when I’m Dead and FawltyTowers 2, our commu-nity theatre companyis taking things into a completely new direc-tion with Disney’s Junior version of Alicein Wonderland.
The Sooke commu-nity has been buzzing with anticipation with this planned fall produc-tion for several reasons. First, it’s Disney. Who doesn’t like Disney? Second, it is an entirely junior cast, allowingour children to domi-nate the stage and cul-tivate their interest in dramatic arts. How canyou resist children per-forming on stage, sing-ing and dancing with colourful costumes? Finally, the production team is a group of sea-soned, talented mem-bers of the community with an impressive his-tory of musical and the-atre experience.
The story line isbased on the original 1951 Disney classic, featuring a young girl who would rather day dream than listen to her sister’s scolding; this eventually leads to Alice being com-pletely immersed into a colourful fantasy land
that features a Cheshire cat, Mad Hatter, an evilQueen of Hearts and a terribly panicked WhiteRabbit, to name a few of these interesting andfun characters.
Alice will be playedby three girls;
Tall Alice - Nona Rob-ertson
Med Alice - Naomi Yaruda
Small Alice - Caitlin Thompson
Alison Arsenaultoriginally got things going while working asthe stage manager for Pirates of Penzance; sheapproached the board with a detailed synop-sis of Alice and why the show should be next for Sooke. After draft-ing a sound, cohesive proposal, she received approval, and the rest is history! The produc-tion team features artis-tic director Johanne Thompson who hasbeen involved in the-atre since she was 10 years old.
“I really want this to be a great experience for the kids” she stated after being asked why she agreed to take on such a challenging role.
seamlessly with Sarah Wilson, who is bothmusically brilliant and shows remarkableskill when instructing the children and basicchoreography require-ments. Marian Schols,an accomplished vocal-ist, has provided excel-lent support with the instruction and supple-mentary guidance to the musical director. Marian also contributed to the actual selectionof the cast during the auditions. Fran Nemethhas stepped forward as stage manager withthe assistance of John Mason. John is also a new director on the Sooke Harbour Players board.
Something com-pletely new in concept with this production is the format of rehears-als, actually commenc-ing Mid July. This is far from the normaltwo-month rehearsal timeline (September to November) decided by Johanne and Ali-
son. When asked about this deviation fromthe norm, Johanne responded, “We are working with a very young company; totruly enjoy the magic of being on stage, theywill need more time to prepare and be com-fortable with the mate-rial.”
Despite the brilliance and talent within the production team, there is still the never-endingchallenge of recruiting volunteers and attain-ing sponsorships. If you are interested in assist-ing with costumes, sets, make-up, tech support or wish to advertise your business in the show program, contact Alison Arsenault at : [email protected].
Show dates are November 2 – 4, 9 – 10 and 16 – 18.
Contributed by JoeScheubel
Sooke Harbour Players
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Down the rabbit hole!
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Rehearsals are ongoing for Alice in Wonderland.Rehearsals are ongoing for Alice in Wonderland.
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Year after year we view Remembrance as the most meaningful tribute to those who died in war. Two expressions have come to describe this: the “Ultimate Sacrifi ce”’ and “They gave all their tomorrows so that we could have today”. Both of these have a common reminder: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.When we ask ourselves, “What is a veteran?”, let me answer with this thought. A veteran is one who has written a check to the people of Canada for a value up to, and including his/her life. The government of Canada has cashed that check almost 117,000 times, including 25 in this community. Many were young, under 25 years of age. This is a debt that can never be repaid. The best we can do is pay tribute to them by holding November 11 as our gift to them by honouring their service and remembering their fallen. We can do no less.These days The Royal Canadian Legion is heavily involved with programs for those veterans have not had their “check cashed”. Many have returned to civilian life suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after having been witness the horror and violence that is war For them the Veterans Transition Program (VTP) is available. Some have been unable to adapt to civilian life and turned to alcohol and drugs. Cockrell House in Colwood serves Lost Veterans fi nd assistance aiding them to fi nd meaningful employment and housing. Many have returned with non-civilian adaptable trade skills. BCIT funding may be available to them. These, along with community support for needy veterans, seniors programs, seniors and veterans housing, food bank, and many other programs are where your poppy donations are spent.For the remembrance of the fallen, please, wear a poppy. For the support for those in need, we thank you for your continuing generosity.
SincerelyComrade Tom Lott
A Legacy for Our ChildrenCanada’s contribution to World Peace and Freedom is a proud legacy to
inspire children as they develop into the leaders of the future.
Candlelight Tributes are Commemorative ceremonies which inspire and engage young Canadians in learning about Canada’s stellar military history.
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Remembrance Their Legacy......Our Heritage and Our Future!Comrade Tom Lott
Chair, Poppy Fund
REMEMBRANCEREMEMBRANCE DAY “Take Time to Remember”“Take Time to Remember”
11th Hour ~ 11th Day ~ 11th MonthRemembrance, summons each generation
to understand the fi nest of Canadian values- freedom, democracy, human dignity and caring
for the greater good of mankind.
When the guns fell silent on the First World War battlefi elds and the Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, this sacred moment in history was embraced as Armistice day.As Britain and its Commonwealth Dominions began planning Armistice Day services for the following year, and Australian journalist proposed in a letter, that a respectful silence to Remember the Fallen be included in the ceremonies. This letter, scribed by Edward George Honey, was published on May 8, 1919 in the London Evening News and brought to the at-tention of His Majesty King George V.
On November 8, 1919, His Majesty King George V proclaimed...“...all locomotion should cease, so that, in perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be
concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead...”
Some historians believe that the tradition of the silence was in honour of the last soldier killed before the Armistice, Pte. George Price, a Canadian. Pte. Price was killed in action by the last shot of the Great War, two minutes before guns fell silent. In Mons, France at the ornate Grand Place, a commemorative plaque honours the memory of Pte. George Price. He is buried at Saint Symphorien Cemetery in Mons.This silent observance was incorporated into the fi rst Armistice Day service held on Novem-ber 11th, 1919 in Britain and the Commonwealth Dominions. Following the Second World War, Armistice Day was renamed as Remembrance Day to honour the Fallen from all wars, past, present and future.Over time, the silent observance was not consistently observed by all countries. In the year 2000, The Royal Canadian Legion and other Commonwealth nations rallied together to revi-talize the signifi cance of the silence observance and called for an international “Two Minute Wave of Silence.”
Join all Canadians in this Sacred ObservanceRemember and Bear Witness
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Folk Society begins new seasonThis Saturday, Nov.
3, the Sooke Folk Music Society is so pleased to welcome back peren-nial favourites Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for our first official con-cert of the season. This will be their third visit to Sooke, all the way from Ashland, Tennes-see and a show you will not want to miss. Check out their website at www.staceyandmark.com
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart met for the first time 1992 at a songwrit-ers night in Nashville. They knew that night it was one of them things that are just meant to be. They were married in 1993 while raising two children from Sta-cey’s first marriage.
“It would be quite a balancing act at that time raising a family and trying to make a living along with all the other stuff that came with getting by, “but we managed” Stacey said, she looks back at her first encounter with the world of touring.
Stacey Earle’s first show was on an arena stage in Sydney, play-ing rhythm guitar in her brother’s band, Steve Earle & the Dukes, on “The Hard Way” tour in 1990. She spent about a year and a half on tour with her brother, and then returned to Nash-ville to start a career of her own as a country/folk singer/songwriter.
It was there she found she had a lot more to learn.
“I was 30 years old and asking seeking a recording deal in Nash-ville at that age was like asking God to turn back the world clock.”
Mark Stuart went to the finest of Music schools. Mark started his schooling listen-ing and admiring his uncle’s guitar playing and his dad’s fiddling. Learning and listen-ing to the greats, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, John Fogerty, The Beat-les and many more players and singers of all genres. He would find himself playing in the School of Honky
Tonks and beer joints in and around Nashville by age 15 in his dad’s band.
Mark was in off the road when he met Sta-cey and that very night that he would play the first note of her music never leaving her side. Mark still some-how found the time to work on his own music recording his solo record and touring. And the love of his new fam-ily, Mark as well spent some time in the Dukes in the 1990s. Like Earle, he recalls it as a time of glamour: appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and MTV.
“I had someone tun-ing my guitar, strapping
on my guitar,” he said. “Now we carry our stuff three flights up in the Red Roof Inn.”
Stacey and Mark over the years have lived and learned so much from each other. They have always found themselves insepara-ble from the beginning. Their Songs are the dia-ries of their life good times and bad, com-pleting the love they have. They share the full load together of get-ting by day by day.
While, no doubt, each still remains an indi-vidual solo artist with solo release’s (such as the new 2008 release of Mark Stuart “Left of Nashville” it is through the respect of each other’s work and years of playing together they have created their sound. And, that sound allows each individual to shine through. Stacey and Mark are no doubt together till death do they part.
Please join us this Sat-urday for an evening of truly memorable music from the extraordinary Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. It all happens at Holy trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show commencing at 8.
Tickets at the door and in advance at Shoppers Drug Mart in Sooke.
Contributed by Dave Gallant
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School band returns to EMCS
Sharron HoSooke News Mirror
The Edward Milne community school concert band has returned after a 12 year absence, and will be working with the Journey middle school program to possibly play at the MusicFest Canada nationals this year.
“It’s going pretty well,” said EMCS band director, Melissa Edwards. “We have one group of advanced kids and one group of beginners. Everybody is really excited about having a music program here again.”
Edwards, who brings 25 years of teaching music to EMCS, said there are currently 12 students enrolled, playing in an ensemble of guitars, pianos, violins, cellos and wind instruments.
She said the band will soon be welcoming a student from Journey middle school to add percussion into the mix.
“Everyday I go in and it’s just posi-tive energy everywhere,” she said.
The return of the band program, which has received immense support from EMCS principal, Patrick Swin-burnson, and parents and students, has given Journey middle school’s musicians a place to continue their education.
The local middle school has had a
band program for the last four years -- a program spearheaded by band teacher, Lorna Bjorklund.
The school currently has program-ming for strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
The programs, which currently have 100 students enrolled, have been a growing success.
“(The students) are very keen on it, and now it’s getting to the point where they feel they might have to sign up a year in advance. There’s getting to be fewer spaces in the classes,” Bjorklund said.
According to Bjorklund and Edwards, the development of music programs is to keep music in Sooke, and develop a feeder program for students.
The two bands will be perform-ing together at the MusicFest Can-ada semi-finals in Port Alberni in April, and potentially the nationals in Toronto in May.
Sooke’s young musicians earned entry into the nationals last year.
It will cost approximately $1,500 to send one child to nationals, and Bjorklund said she hopes to have 30 students attend.
“We say that it is our dream. Our dream is to do that,” she said. “So we’re looking for sponsors and we’re looking for ways to fundraise.”
Sharron Ho photoSharron Ho photo
Melissa Edwards, EMCS Melissa Edwards, EMCS band director, far right, band director, far right, plays the saxophone along plays the saxophone along with her band during reg-with her band during reg-ular practice.ular practice.
Mark Stuart and Stacey Earle
Last September Phoebe Dunbar was enjoying the beauti-ful fall day working in the Sunriver Allotment Gardens when she remember the mammo-gram appointment she had booked with the B.C. Cancer Agency’s free mobile screening program. Because she was dressed in garden-ing clothes, sweaty and dirt under her fin-gernails she thought maybe she would just cancel the appointment until one of the ladies at the gardens said to her, “Phoebe you really need to just go – you never know it might just save your life.” A lump was discovered during the mammogram and resulted in a diagnosis of breast cancer.
The lady at the gar-den that day was Jac-quie Michaud and she knew all too well the importance of mam-mograms because six years earlier Jacquie had discovered a lump that was confirmed at the mammogram clinic a couple days later. The message Jacquie gave Phoebe that day is one she would like all women to hear – early detection is criti-cal when it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis – it is the key to a long and healthy outcome.
Statistics from the Canadian Cancer Soci-ety state that one in nine women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In B.C. in 2012, it is expected 3,000 women and 25 men will be diag-
nosed with breast can-cer and approximately another 1,000 women will be diagnosed with some form of gyneco-logical cancer.
Early detection through increased access to free mammo-grams, and improve-ments in treatment have all meant the chances of survival today are reassuringly high.
While we now know more about treat-ment and prevention, receiving a diagnosis of breast or a form of gynecological cancer is hugely challenging physically, emotionally and psychologically. Many women often experience physical conditions such as lym-phedema as a result of having surgery and treatment; fatigue is a common side effect, as well as anxiety associ-ated with the fear of reoccurrence.
As Phoebe and Jac-quie went through their surgery and treat-ment they found other women in the commu-nity, who had also expe-rienced breast cance, reaching out to encour-age them. It spurred on an idea for Phoebe to start a local group that could offer women in the region support and in May of 2012, the Sooke Region Women’s Cancer Support Society was formed.
The mission of the society is to improve the sense of well being and enhance the qual-ity of life for women whose lives have been impacted by a diagno-
sis of breast or gyneco-logical cancer.
Through the generos-ity of Frederique Philip, the group meets every second Tuesday at Sooke Harbour House at 7 p.m. Local medi-cal professionals - Dr. Shayna Chamitoff, an experienced practicing psychiatrist and Mary Dunn, RN and public health nurse, facilitate the group meetings. The monthly gather-ings are a chance for women to offer sup-port to one another in a safe and confidential environment.
In November, the society will be hosting a weekend workshop. The workshop, being held at Ocean Wilder-ness due to the generos-ity of Lori LeCourt and a private donor, will offer the chance for women to receive additional and relevant informa-tion. Dr. Ardythe Taylor, well respected for her work over the past 10 years in the develop-ment and implementa-tion of Supportive Can-cer Care Programs, will be the facilitator for the weekend. Dr. Tay-lor is herself a breast cancer survivor and knows well the strug-gles patients encoun-ter. She will be working with the women and holding workshops on the topics of:
What is possible for a full and healthy recov-ery,
How to deal with fear, anxiety and uncer-tainty,
Creating a personal healing plans.
Over the weekend members of the groups are also being offered free counseling ses-sions with Dr. Chamit-off and personal care massages and reflexol-ogy thanks to Christine Hopkins and Marlene Barry.
If you are interested in becoming a partici-pant or receive infor-mation on the Sooke Region Women’s Can-cer Support Society, please contact Mary Dunn at 250-646-2554 or mail to: [email protected].
The Vancouver Island Health Authority Board of Directors is holding its regular General Board meeting:
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 11:00 amSheraton Victoria Gateway Hotel829 McCallum Road, Victoria, BC
In addition to conducting its regular business, there will be a limited amount of time set-aside during the meeting for scheduled presentations from the public and to respond to questions from the fl oor, separate from the process of written questions described below. There will also be an opportunity to have questions addressed on an individual basis during the Open House.
Presentation Guidelines:A written request is required to make a presentation to the Board. Requests should include the general nature and viewpoint of the presentation and groups/organizations must identify one individual as the spokesperson. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Note: Should the number of applications exceed the time available at the meeting it may not be possible to schedule all presentations. You will be contacted to confi rm whether or not you have been selected to make a presentation.
Presentations will not be accepted without prior arrangement.
Written Questions for the Board:Questions must be submitted in advance of the meeting to allow for a formal response, which will be distributed in writing at the meeting and posted to our website following the meeting
Written questions or requests for presentations to the VIHA Board must be submitted before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 by email to [email protected] or by fax to (250) 370-8750 or by mail to: Vancouver Island Health Authority, Executive Offi ce, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8
Open HouseImmediately Following the General Board Meeting
Following the General Board meeting there will be an Open House to allow for a general exchange of thoughts, suggestions and concerns between the VIHA Board and senior management staff and the general public.
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Build it and they will come....Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
Last year the Ginger-bread Houses entered into the first contest at the Prestige Ocean-front Resort were a real delight. They were imaginative and showed the creativity of Sooke residents. This year, it is hoped there will be even more entries.
Registration begins on Nov. 1 and runs to Nov. 23 as there will be a limited number of applicants accepted.
The idea is that peo-ple can vote on their favourite gingerbread house and place a bid on it which would allow them to take the gin-gerbread house home at the end of the con-test. The houses will be judged by a local “celebrity.”
All of the entries will be on display from Dec. 1 to 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the lobby of the hotel.
There will be first, second and third prizes awarded on Dec. 15
and the winner will be announced on Facebook. All contest proceeds go to ben-efit charity. Last year proceeds went to the
Sooke Food Bank.This year entrants
can enter on Facebook or by calling 778-425-2529.
Gingerbread House contest raises money for local charities
Last year Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne was one of the judges in the Gingerbread House building contest held at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
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Condé Nast Trav-eler Readers’ Choice awarded Vancouver Island #1 Island in Can-ada and #6 Island in the world. The Gulf Islands were also named among the Top 5 Islands in Canada. Record num-bers of 46,476 read-ers participated in the 25th annual survey and many Vancouver Island destinations were rated among the best.
British Columbia’s capital city, Victo-ria was named the #3 city in Canada and is also home to winners in the Top Hotels in Canada category. The Sooke Harbour House received #4, Fairmont Empress #15 and the Victoria Regent Hotel ranked #18. Tofino and Ucluelet were also big winners among the Top Resorts in Canada. Resort #17.
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“British Columbia has a ready source ofgreat jobs and careers in technology. Our edu-cation programs need to keep up with thatdemand.”
John Leech, executivedirector of the Applied Science Technologistsand Technicians of B.C. (ASTTBC), explains,“Every system we rely on – water, roads and transportation, tele-communications andInternet, hydro and natural gas, environ-ment, health, forestry and many more – uti-lizes engineering and applied science tech-nology professionals working in the back-ground. B.C.’s telecom and IT, animation andmany other sectors produce new careersevery month.”
Here in the Capital Region, “our tech indus-try is very diverse,” says VIATeC executive director Dan Gunn. “Currently we have a lot of developer jobopenings but with over 800 technology compa-nies we see opportuni-ties in ocean sciences,advanced manufac-turing, aerospace andwireless.
“It’s important to real-ize that as tech compa-nies grow they need a variety of skill sets, from management to sales to administration. People interested in a career in tech should watch our online job board andevent listings at viatec.ca to find current job openings and opportu-nities to network with the sector.”
As one of Greater Victoria’s leading sec-tors, significant growth in the tech industry is expected to continue.
“While global mar-ket conditions will con-tinue to influence the pace of the growth, it is expected that the tech sector will see a total increase in reve-nues in excess of 30 per cent over the next five years,” Gunn notes.
P r o v i n c e - w i d e , ASTTBC has more than 10,000 members cur-rently working in thou-sands of careers avail-able to graduates of two-year diploma pro-grams available at the B.C. Institute of Tech-nology and other B.C. colleges and institutes.
“Our members enjoy rewarding, well-paid and often recession-proof careers in public service and the private sector alike,” Leech says.
“For huge numbersof young men and women, technology isthe answer. In B.C. and across Canada, technol-ogy permeates every workplace and job. We need to get capable students involved and engaged in applied sciences and head off workforce shortages by building a B.C. ‘Sci-ence and Technology Culture.’”
Leech calls on gov-ernment for renewedefforts to build student skills and confidence in math and science pro-gramming.
Leech lauds the recent “Year of Science” program that encour-aged students toward so-called “STEM” sub-jects – science, tech-nology, engineering and math. Citing the recent $6 million B.C. campaign to encourage careers in trades, Leech urges a similar effort to build awareness of engineering technology education and careers.
Leech says the opportunities for those seeking work in the technology field are considerable given a
wave of retirements of present-generationB.C. technology profes-sionals that is alreadyunder way.
Locally, VIATeC istaking a proactive approach.
“We continue to raise awareness of the qual-ity of work available in the Greater Victoriatech sector among stu-dents starting as young as grade school,” Gunn says. “Many students,and their parents, don’t
appreciate the value that continuing tostudy math and science can have on careerand education options when they graduate.Students and parents can visit victoriatech-jobs.com to watch vid-eos about tech careersand to learn about local education options forgetting a tech career.”
Even the region’s many visitors are part of the solution. “Ourongoing ‘Tectoria’ pro-
motional campaign targets the three mil-lion-plus visitors and tourists to Victoriato ensure they know that we have jobs andinvestment opportuni-ties in our city whenthey are ready to move here,” Gunn says.
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In November 2011, Bylaw No. 500, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2011 (Bylaw 500) was adopted by the District of Sooke. This district-wide zoning bylaw effectively rezoned all of the properties within Sooke. Since its adoption, concerns have been raised that not all property owners were properly notifi ed of changes to the zoning of their property and that of surrounding properties. For this reason, a new zoning bylaw is being prepared.
The new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will be very similar to Bylaw 500. Any zoning amendments made to Bylaw 500 since its adoption will be respected. Detailed information on the scope of changes made by Bylaw 500 and which are proposed for reinstatement in the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will be provided to the occupants and owners of property in Sooke as part of the process of preparing the new bylaw. Public reports will be prepared for Council reviewing the setbacks and density in the Manufactured Home Park Zone, discussing the impact of combining commercial zones and clarifying what zones permit community care facilities.
The new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will also encompass several other initiatives already under consideration by Council: New zoning for apartments and townhouses in the Town Centre, a reduction of minimum lot sizes in the Rural Residential 4 zone, creating an additional marine zone and administrative housekeeping items.
Further information on the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw, including a summary of the changes made by Bylaw 500, can be viewed on the District’s website at www.sooke.ca
The fi rst of two open houses on the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw will be held on:
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Location: District of Sooke Council Chambers 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC
Staff will be in attendance to answer questions. There will be two brief presentations on the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you can not attend this open house, another open house is being planned for December 5th, 2012. You can also attend Council meetings when the new Sooke Zoning Bylaw is being discussed or any public hearings on the matter. You can also contact the District of Sooke directly with your comments at:
District of Sooke2205 Otter Point RoadSooke, BC V9Z 1J2Phone: (250) 642-1634 Fax: (250) 642-0541e-mail: [email protected]
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Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart perfom on July 30.
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M I R R O R
Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
The 25th Sooke Fine Arts Show opened on Thursday night with purchasers waiting in line to get into the show and see the latest
works from the 275 artists who submitted entries.The adjudicators chose 375 pieces from the 551 art-
ists who responded to the call for entries to the juried art show and sale.
The 10-day show was once again staged in the SEA-PARC Leisure Complex where a group of talented and hard working volunteers transformed the cavernous space into an amazing gallery.
“We had a lovely weekend and a lot of people,” said Sally Manning, show coordinator. “It is a colourful and happy show.”
Many Sooke artists stood out as the winners in the 25th Anniversary Artists Awards. They included Pat-rick Irwin for his acrylic and oil two-dimensional paint-ing “Port Alberni,” Best Two-Dimensional work.
The Best Three-Dimensional work award was awarded to Jan Johnson for his “Minotaur Overseeing Intake,” while Debbie Clarkson took the award for the Best Photography for her “La Habana Elegante #3.” Dana Sitar’s “When I Do Not Follow the Rules” took the award for Best Fibre. Honourable mentions were given to Chuck Minten for his “Circle of Friends” wood table and Anne Boquist’s “YoYoTokTik” gourd and found object piece.
Other winners include Heather Hamilton’s “Internal Reflections” pendant (Best Jewellery); Jo Ludwig’s “No Title” glass piece (Best Glass); Metchosin’s Judi Dyelle won Best Ceramic for her “White Series #1”; and Jeff Molloy’ for his mixed media piece “A Man of the Cloth.
Other honourable mentions went to Debbie Jansen for her fused glass, “Untitled”, Eliza Heminway’s fibre wall piece, “The Haberdasher’s Garden” and Leonard Butt’s “Uchi” raku sculpture.
The adjudicators each chose a work for Juror’s Choice. Richard White gave full marks to Nicolas Van-dergugten’s lino block print “Bridgework #3”; Grant Leier (substituting for Carol Sabiston) awarded Dee de Wit’s “Still Life with Mango” his kudos; and juror Nixie Barton chose Johannes Landman’s oil painting “Benchwarmer.”
Manning said the attendance was keeping in line with past years as were the sales.
25 Years of incredible art
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Bonnie Jones takes a close look at Michael MacLean’s “Ambassador”
The Sooke FolkMusic Society normally cur-
tails it’s activities for the summer, but thisSaturday, July 30, we are delighted to bringback Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for a spe-cial summer concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as part of their “Driver ‘til she drops”tour; a reference to their Chevy Suburban,which now has some 465,000 miles on theodometer
Stacey Earle andMark Stuart met for the first time 1991 ata songwriters night in Nashville TN. Theyknew that night it was one of them things thatare just meant to be. They were married in 1992.
It would be quite a balancing act at that time raising a family and trying to make a living along with all theother stuff that came with getting by, “but wemanaged,” Stacey said as she looked back ather first encounter with the world of touring.
Stacey Earle’s first show was on an arena stage in Sydney, play-ing rhythm guitar in her brother’s band, Steve Earle & the Dukes.
She spent about a year and a half on tour with her brother, and then returned to Nash-ville to start a career of her own as a country/folk singer/songwriter.
“I was 30-years-old and asking/seeking a recording deal in Nash-ville.At that age it was like asking God to turn back the world clock.”
Mark Stuart went to the finest of music schools, he started his schooling listening and admiring his uncle’s guitar playing and his dad’s fiddling. By age 15 he would find himself
playing in the school ofhonky tonks and beer joints in and around Nashville in his dad’s band.
Mark was off the road when he met Sta-cey and that very night he would play the firstnote of her music never leaving her side. Mark
still somehow foundthe time to work on his own music record-ing his solo record and touring.
Mark, as well, spent some time in the Dukes in the 1990s. Like Earle, he recalls it as a time ofglamour: appearing on the Tonight Show with
Jay Leno, and MTV. “I had someone tun-
ing my guitar, strappingon my guitar,” he said. “Now we carry our stuff three flights up in the Red Roof Inn.”
Over the years Sta-cey and Mark havelearned so much from each other. Their songs are the diaries of their life — good times andbad, thereby complet-ing the love they have.Together they share the full load of gettingby day-by-day.
They’ve gone onto release their duo albums, Never GonnaLet You Go in 2003 and S&M CommunionBread in 2005, and their Gearle Records 2008release Love from Sta-cey and Mark which is available at thehir live shows only.
While, no doubt, each still remains an individual solo artist with solo releases, suchas the 2008 release of Mark Stuart’s Left of
Nashville and Stacey Earle’s The Ride also in 2008), it is throughthe respect of each oth-er’s work and years ofplaying together that they have created theirunique sound. And that sound allows each indi-vidual to shine through. Stacey and Mark are no doubt together ‘til death do they part.
Please be sure to join us for what will bea memorable evening with these two very engaging singer/song-writers.
The gig is on Satur-day, July 30 at Holy Trin-ity Anglican Church, at 1962 Murray Road.Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8. Ticketsare $15 and are avail-able at the door or in advance at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
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Back for another round on July 30 are Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.
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LOOKING BACKA look through the
Sooke News Mirror archives.
Oct. 28, 1987Four seeking two
school board seats
Three candidates have been nominated to run for the position of Regional Director to represent the Sooke Electoral Area for the next three years.
They are incumbent Ray Nestman who is seeking a third term of office; Bob Clark, who quit as president of the Sooke Ratepayers’ Association last week to run and Herbert O. Cotter, a past resident of Sooke for the past year.
There are four can-didates contesting two seats on the Milne’s Landing Zone for the Sooke School Board. They are incumbent Len Jones, seeking a third term; Rory Rick-wood, Gerrit van Ek and Robert Phillips.
All four seats on the Sooke Forum Council were filled by acclama-tion. Returning to the council are incumbents Phil Wilford, Bill Wilson and Dan Chambers.
Newcomer on the coun-cil is Donna Gaiger.
The municipal elec-tion will held on Satur-day, Nov. 21.
Oct. 27, 1999Forum seeks solu-
tions to floundering sports fishing industry
Working with plenty of angst, local busi-ness owners with a stake in sports fishing got together recently to analyse what could be done to buoy up an industry that has been sinking in Sooke.
Eleven people came to the Juan de Fuca Community Futures sponsored workshop, most of whom were directly effected by how the industry has floundered.
Sunny Shore Marina and campground owner, Andy Planeta’s sale of gasoline served as a gauge of sports fishing’s decline as an economic vehicle.
Planeta said he nor-mally sells 2,000 litres of gasoline to recreational vessel operators on the August long weekend.
This year, he said he sold 320 litres, mostly because of “big fat boat
went up to Port Ren-frew.”
The workshop, held Oct. 18, was set to look at three main con-cerns.
The fist was address-ing problems the sports fishing industry faced other than federal fund-ing.
The second was look-ing at what can be done to enhance the indus-try.
The third was to look at ways the solutions can be accomplished.
Oct. 27, 2004Sooke RCMP officer
The pre-Halloween “trick” For Sale sitting on the police station’s front lawn is gone and so are five of the Sooke’s RCMP officers.
Since September there has been a slow exodus of police from the detachment, with the departing cops being replaced by fire new faces.
“Jennie (RCMP Staff Sgt. Latham) is into career development,” said Cst. Marie Ann Davidson. “She sup-ports moving on and trying different things.”
Davidson, who has spent 13 years in Sooke, is one of the five saying good bye so that she can learn new proce-dures and broaden her policing acumen.
This month the Otter Point resident transfers to the Victoria-based Forensic Identification Unit.
Davidson has done Ident work in the past and when the oppor-tunity arose, she took it. The Unit deals with south Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Davidson’s replace-ment is Cst. Andrzej Luthi, fresh out of Regina’s RCMP training depot.
Nov. 2, 2011Mayoral candidates
meet with chamber members
At an early breakfast meeting on Oct. 26, the two mayoral candidates for the District of Sooke met with members of the Sooke Region Cham-ber of Commerce.
Wendal Milne and Dave Bennett briefly outlined their plat-forms, priorities and vision for Sooke.
Miline spoke about
his vision and how to reach it. He said council needed both short and long term goals which were achievable.
“A vision is just a dream unless you take steps,” he said.
Milne said he has lived a long time in Sooke and sat back and watched what was going on in the district and gave serious con-sideration to running for political office. It is a large time commitment and it was necessary to have a council with strong leadership that makes decisions which are transparent. He felt consultation with and listening to the commu-nity was necessary.
Taxes and the need to control increases was important as bud-get spending was out-stripping growth.
He wants people to be proud of a down-town core which is accessible to all. A West Coast theme and development con-sistent with the OCP would help make Sooke a more attractive place for business and would encourage more tour-ism.
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Wed.Wed.October 31October 31ROYAL 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. SOOKE PUBLIC SOOKE PUBLIC LIBRARYLIBRARYCome in costume for Come in costume for Halloween storytime. Halloween storytime. There will be spooky tale There will be spooky tale and rhymes, a sweet and rhymes, a sweet treat for trrick-or-treaters treat for trrick-or-treaters and a special Halloween and a special Halloween craft. craft. EERIE ACRES EERIE ACRES East Sooke haunt on East Sooke haunt on 1468 Woodcock Rd, from 1468 Woodcock Rd, from 6-10 p.m. 6-10 p.m.
Thurs.Thurs. November 1November 1ROYAL 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. 2nd ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTESTTo register, please call 778-425-2529 from Nov. 1-23. There is limited spaces, and the houses will be on display Dec. 1-14 at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort & Covention Centre lobby.
Sat.Sat.November 3November 3ROYAL CANADIAN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLEGIONMeat draw at 3 p.m. Meat draw at 3 p.m. Juan de Fuca NDP Juan de Fuca NDP AGM AGM At Our Lady or the At Our Lady or the Rosary Church on 798 Rosary Church on 798 Goldstream Avenue, Goldstream Avenue, Langford from 10:30-Langford from 10:30-12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. All are welcome and All are welcome and light refreshments to be light refreshments to be served at the end of the served at the end of the meeting. meeting.
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Sun.Sun.November 4November 4SOOKE TRANSITION
TOWN CAFEDrop-in to talk about anything related to community resilience at the Reading Room cafe from 2-4 p.m. All welcome. TOWN HALL MEETING Meet local elected representatives, MLA John Horgan, Regional Director Mike Hikes and Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Otter Point fi re hall.
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Tues.Tues.November 6November 6BABY TALK 2012BABY TALK 2012Post Partum EmotionsPost Partum EmotionsAt 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 2November 2ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak 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. DUDE LOOKS LIKE A DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY PAGAENTLADY PAGAENTLocal men will don Local men will don drag and do their best drag and do their best to dazzle, amaze and to dazzle, amaze and entertain audience entertain audience members at the Prestige members at the Prestige Hotel. Hotel. Proceeds will be donated Proceeds will be donated to the Sooke Transition to the Sooke Transition House and Sooke Region House and Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $10, or $12 Admission is $10, or $12 at the door. at the door.
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The Sooke Soccer Club’s U14 girls soccer team tied their game against Bays United 2-2 on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Fred Milne Park. (Clockwise from top left) Sooke player, Christina, steals the ball from her opponent. Erin takes the ball toward the Bays United net with her adverseries following closely behind. Celestine chases after a United Bays player heading toward the home net.
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Festival of TreesFestival of TreesThe 4th Annual Sooke Festival of Trees will be held at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex
Did you know that in 2011 alone, 2,400 children from Vancouver Island (including 199 from Sooke) visited BC Children’s hospital to receive care and treatment?
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Group running for womenSharron HoSooke News Mirror
Sooke women chas-ing a running club exclu-sively for women can now stop in their tracks.
The Sooke Women’s Running Club is a com-petitive running group for all types of women.
“Running is acces-sible to everyone, all you need is a pair of running shoes,” said Christine Traynor, club co-founder.
“With that being said, we’re hoping to attract a diverse group of women from all ages and backgrounds, so that it makes for a more interesting group.”
Traynor, who con-ceived of the idea for a women’s running group two years ago, said the purpose is to help facilitate interaction amongst Sooke’s female runners and encour-age safety in numbers.
“It’s a good way to
meet people and also to stay motivated with your training. It’s a lot easier when you know someone is waiting for you to get out there,” she said.
In terms of safety, Traynor said it’s not people that are a cause
for concern, but wildlife. “It sounds funny, but
it’s factual that it is a concern in this area.”
Weekly trail and road runs will be orga-nized to start with, but Traynor expects more to be added as partici-pant numbers grow.
The group is open to
all levels of runners, but members are expected to be able to run for 20 to 30 minute stretches.
“It doesn’t have to be fast, we’re all at different levels,” Traynor said. “[But] we are stressing the fact that you need to be a runner, it’s not
a learn-to-run group.” The group will also
hopefully serve as a network to help women of similar run-ning abilities connect and develop a running buddy relationship.
So far, the club has attracted new moms who miss the sound
of their running shoes hitting the pavement and women looking to train for marathons.
“We’re competitive, but with ourselves meaning we all have goals and we want to improve our running, but the group itself is supportive, not com-petitive,” Traynor said.
Other activities within the club include breakfast meetings, liai-sons with other fitness professionals in fields like yoga and strength training, community involvement or volun-teerism, and partici-pation in competitive races like the Vancou-ver Island race series.
The club will be holding their first meeting and run on Sunday, Nov. 4.
To join or find more information, visit: www.meetup.com/Sooke-Womens-Running-Club/
‘Running is accessible to everyone, all you need is a pair of running shoes.’
--Christine TraynorSooke Women’s Running Club co-
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GR Pearkes Arena your Atom C1 Thunderbirds took on the Saanich Braves C2 team. The Thunderbirds were hustling, passing, shooting and skating hard but lost 6–3 in a game where the score did not reflect the play.
Angus Dobie led the charge for the Thunder-birds netting his first of the season. Luke Arden and Quinn MacDonald were in the play and battled throughout the game to win some key turn overs and posses-sions.
Owen Phipps feath-ered a great pass off the right wing to Blake Reymerink for the sec-ond goal of the game in the second period to keep it close.
The puck was bounc-ing around the Saanich net, off posts, off play-ers and just wide sev-eral times as the boys challenged the defense of the Braves. How-ever, the bounces and luck were not on the Thunderbird’s side that afternoon as they found
themselves behind by two in the third period and could not catch up. Connor North stood tall in net and played strong again making the first save on four of the Saanich goals but the rebounds could not be cleared in time. The defensive pairings of Beau Hicks, Jacob Bar-ney, Kaeden Rheault and William Couture kept the offensive of the Braves to the out-side on many rushes and broke up several odd man rushes right to the end.
Next up for the team is a double header this weekend. Sunday, Nov. 4 they take on Pen-insula on the road in the morning then the same day they take on the Victoria Ice Hawks at SEAPARC at 5 p.m. Come out and cheer them on as they repre-sent your community in what should prove to be a fun evening of hockey.
by Krista North
Sooke Novice 2WSooke Novice 2W
hosted their first home game at SEAPARC this past Sunday. Our team played with all their might but lost to a decent VRC Novice White team. The Sooke line up consisted of All-star’s Coen Brumosky, Caleb Cool, and Saman-tha Kingcott.
The shutdown defensive pairing of Austen Boscence and Rylan Roper was solid from puck drop to the last buzzer. Power for-wards Wiley and Jen-kins fought so hard in the trenches and never quit. Sniper Mathieu Ouellette lit the lamp again for Sooke, while Elijah Dumont came real close two times. Darcy Stanley and Alec Rose kept the crease clear for rookie net minder Tyson Robin-son, who made a good showing in his first game behind the mask. The team has two practices before their
next opponent, Penin-sula, Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at home venue SEAPARC.
by Wayne Robinson
Bantam girls The Bantam Girls
played against Vic-toria Ice Hawks on
Saturday, Oct. 27. Victoria opened the
scoring at 13:57 of the 1st period. But that was the only one that got by the stand in goalie, Alyssa Lloyd.
The girls did a great job of back check-ing to keep the shots
at a minimum. Kai-lee Purnell answered back at 10:53 with an assist from Hailey Bry-ant. Then at 5:08 Hailey Dimock scored alone. The second period was scoreless but great back and forth action.
In the third period, Hailey Dimock scored at 8:20 with an assist from Alison Sudlow.
Then Alison Sudlow scored at 2:16 with an assist from Hai-ley Dimock. Alison Sudlow scored again at 1:14 with an assist from Kailee Purnell and Desiree Cummings.
The final score was 5-1 for the Sooke Bantam Girls.
beginsThe Royal CanadianLegion Br. 54 raised their Poppy Flag atthe municipal hall at noon on Oct. 26.
The flag raisingceremony symbolizes the begnning of the selling of poppies.
On the left is Mayor Wendal Milne, along with Tom Lott, Chair of the Poppy Com-mittee. Standing with flags in the back are Legion members from left to right, Yves Gendron, Colin Davenport and Henry Strong.
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