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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Agreement #40110541 NEWS MIRROR Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 15 Sports/stats Page 21 SOOKE Water woes addressed by water commission Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Water, along with food and shelter, are necessities of life and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks wants to ensure families in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area have enough water. For months, the prospect of increasing potable water costs had been plaguing Hicks and those who depend on potable water delivery. Residents went from paying $140 to $180 for water delivery because their distributor, South Island Water, was faced with increased costs because of time and distance. On Tuesday, April 1, the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commis- sion (JDFWDC) voted, four to two, to pass a motion made by Hicks, which would see the electoral area (and municipalities) allowed to build stand-pipes for dedicated potable water. The JDFWDC con- sidered a staff report which stated water hydrants were not to be used as a source for potable water for potable water delivery trucks. The concern was potential damage to the hydrants as well as extra costs related to billing and administra- tion. Hicks said he would use the gas tax monies to build a stand pipe for use by potable water delivery trucks as close to Otter Point residents as possible. “We’ll take on the expense from the gas tax,” said Hicks at the meeting. “If it doesn’t work it’s not the end of the world, but it is the end of the world for 400 families. This is futuris- tic thinking.” The cost, said Hicks, would be $20-$30,000 at most. “In my area I can’t use the gas tax for any- thing else,” said Hicks. Currently 400 fami- lies from the Highlands to Shirley depend on potable water delivery. Hicks said he believes South Island’s role of delivering water is just as important within the CRD as the system of piped water lines. The motion put for- ward by Hicks, which passed, reads: “I move that the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission direct staff to complete the third and final bulk water dispensing station in East Sooke, approve the $50,000 funding requested in the 2014 capital plan and to amend CRD Bylaw No, 3889 to allow dedicated potable water hydrants or stand-pipes to be built by member municipalities or Elec- toral areas and admin- istered by the Juan de Fuca Distribution Com- mission for the exclu- sive use of fire depart- ments and certified VIHA approved potable water haulers.” Hicks’ motion was backed by Sooke Coun- cillor Herb Haldane, who said, “These peo- ple are still getting two, three, four per cent tax increases, now it’s hydro, water and gas going up. I’m with Mike on this… if we can somehow make things more affordable.” Voting in favour as well were Councillors Gordie Logan (Col- wood), and Ken Wil- liams (Highlands). Opposed were Council- lors John Rogers (View Royal), Lillian Szpak (Langford). At the end of the meeting Teresa Hall from South Island Water said they would lower the rates once the stand-pipe (hydrant) was in place. JdF residents to benefit from new hydrant Pirjo Raits photos The winner of the Business of the Year was Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza, accepting was Andy Carrier, top left, flanked by chamber president MIchael Nyikes, left, and Mike Barry. Right, Frederique Philip accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award from Michael Nyikes. See all of the winners’ photos and top three nominees on the Sooke News Mirror’s Facebook page. Businesses honoured with awards Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror The ballroom at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort was full of peo- ple from Sooke’s busi- ness community for the 2013 Chamber Business Excellence Awards. The April 5 event saw deserving businesses and most importantly, the people behind the businesses, receive awards in different cat- egories. Nine awards were chosen by a jury consisting of Ellen Lew- ers, Kevin Pearson and Steve Sorensen. Sooke Region Cham- ber of Commerce presi- dent Michael Nyikes chose two awards, one for Recognition and one for Lifetime Achievement. The President’s Life- time Achievement Award went to the Sooke Harbour House. The award is presented to any long-standing business or individual which the current pres- ident feels has benefit- ted the Sooke region as a whole. When accept- ing the award Frede- rique Philip said, “I could cry.” The President’s Award of Recognition went to Ken Stratford. That award was given to a business or indi- vidual who has made impactful contribution to advance the success of businesses and eco- nomic development. In the major categories the winners were: Profes- sional Service - Dr. Chris Bryant Inc.; Retail Excel- lence - Western Foods; Manufacturing Excel- lence - Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Mead- ery; Dining Excellence - Point No Point Resort; Sustainability Leadership - Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society; Development Excellence - Mariner’s Village. Not- For-Profit Organization - Sooke Martial Arts Asso- ciation; New Business of the Year - TD Canada Trust; Business of the Year - Sooke 2 For 2 Pizza. On accepting his award for Development Excellence Mike Barry said it has been awe- some. “I know we’re gonna make it.” He also stated, “there is no place like this (Sooke) and I’ve been all over the world.” Classifieds 18 • 75 ¢ 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 56 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp. 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C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

Black PressWednesday, April 9, 2014Agreement#40110541

NEWSM I R R O R

Editorial Page 8

Entertainment Page 15

Sports/stats Page 21

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Water woes addressed by water commission

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Water, along with food and shelter, are necessities of life and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks wants to ensure families in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area have enough water. For months, the prospect of increasing potable water costs had been plaguing Hicks and those who depend on potable water delivery. Residents went from paying $140 to $180 for water delivery because their distributor, South Island Water, was faced with increased costs because of time and distance.

On Tuesday, April 1, the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commis-sion (JDFWDC) voted, four to two, to pass a motion made by Hicks, which would see the electoral area (and municipalities) allowed to build stand-pipes for dedicated potable water.

The JDFWDC con-sidered a staff report which stated water hydrants were not to be used as a source for potable water for potable water delivery trucks. The concern

was potential damage to the hydrants as well as extra costs related to billing and administra-tion.

Hicks said he would use the gas tax monies to build a stand pipe for use by potable water delivery trucks as close to Otter Point residents as possible.

“We’ll take on the expense from the gas tax,” said Hicks at the meeting. “If it doesn’t work it’s not the end of the world, but it is the end of the world for 400 families. This is futuris-tic thinking.” The cost, said Hicks, would be $20-$30,000 at most.

“In my area I can’t use the gas tax for any-thing else,” said Hicks.

Currently 400 fami-lies from the Highlands to Shirley depend on potable water delivery. Hicks said he believes South Island’s role of delivering water is just as important within the CRD as the system of piped water lines.

The motion put for-ward by Hicks, which passed, reads: “I move that the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission direct staff to complete the third and final bulk water dispensing station in East Sooke, approve the $50,000 funding

requested in the 2014 capital plan and to amend CRD Bylaw No, 3889 to allow dedicated potable water hydrants or stand-pipes to be built by member municipalities or Elec-toral areas and admin-istered by the Juan de Fuca Distribution Com-mission for the exclu-sive use of fire depart-ments and certified VIHA approved potable water haulers.”

Hicks’ motion was backed by Sooke Coun-cillor Herb Haldane, who said, “These peo-ple are still getting two, three, four per cent tax increases, now it’s hydro, water and gas going up. I’m with Mike on this… if we can somehow make things more affordable.”

Voting in favour as well were Councillors Gordie Logan (Col-wood), and Ken Wil-liams (Highlands). Opposed were Council-lors John Rogers (View Royal), Lillian Szpak (Langford).

At the end of the meeting Teresa Hall from South Island Water said they would lower the rates once the stand-pipe (hydrant) was in place.

JdF residents to benefit from new hydrant

Pirjo Raits photos

The winner of the Business of the Year was Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza, accepting was Andy Carrier, top left, flanked by chamber president MIchael Nyikes, left, and Mike Barry. Right, Frederique Philip accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award from Michael Nyikes. See all of the winners’ photos and top three nominees on the Sooke News Mirror’s Facebook page.

Businesses honoured with awards Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

The ballroom at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort was full of peo-ple from Sooke’s busi-ness community for the 2013 Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

The April 5 event saw deserving businesses and most importantly, the people behind the businesses, receive awards in different cat-egories. Nine awards were chosen by a jury consisting of Ellen Lew-ers, Kevin Pearson and Steve Sorensen.

Sooke Region Cham-ber of Commerce presi-dent Michael Nyikes chose two awards, one for Recognition and one for Lifetime Achievement.

The President’s Life-time Achievement Award went to the Sooke Harbour House. The award is presented to any long-standing business or individual which the current pres-ident feels has benefit-ted the Sooke region as a whole. When accept-ing the award Frede-rique Philip said, “I could cry.”

The President’s Award of Recognition went to Ken Stratford. That award was given to a business or indi-vidual who has made impactful contribution to advance the success of businesses and eco-nomic development.

In the major categories the winners were: Profes-sional Service - Dr. Chris Bryant Inc.; Retail Excel-lence - Western Foods; Manufacturing Excel-lence - Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Mead-ery; Dining Excellence - Point No Point Resort; Sustainability Leadership

- Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society; Development Excellence - Mariner’s Village. Not-For-Profit Organization - Sooke Martial Arts Asso-ciation; New Business of the Year - TD Canada Trust; Business of the Year - Sooke 2 For 2 Pizza.

On accepting his award for Development Excellence Mike Barry said it has been awe-some. “I know we’re gonna make it.” He also stated, “there is no place like this (Sooke) and I’ve been all over the world.”

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OCEANFRONT TOWNHOME MASTER ON MAIN 3 BR 3 BATH

QUARTZ KITCHEN DBL. GARAGE AMAZING AMENTITIES!

1937 KALTASIN ROAD SOOKE RIVER $699,900

Complimentary Market Evaluations

2404 SUNRIVER WAY SUNRIVER $469,900

2347 MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS STONERIDGE ESTATES

PRIVATE OCEANFRONT OASIS 3BR 2 BATH .4 ACRE PROPERTY TASTEFUL ADDITION & RENO MASTERFULLY LANDSCAPED

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1-3 SOLD OPEN 12-4 Thurs-Tues

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East Sooke Firehall goes to tenderBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

Construction for the East Sooke Firehall is currently being ten-dered by the Capital Regional District. The Invitation to Tender is looking for an entity to take on the construc-tion of a 7,200 square foot pre-engineered steel building.

Ultimately, the new building will consist of an apparatus bay for six vehicles, a hose tower, a training room, and a variety of offices and building service rooms.

Their current facility, as described on their website (eastsookefire.com) consists of three apparatus bays where existing trucks have to be made shorter to fit in the bays at

increased costs. There is a small training room which fills to capacity on training night, and a small kitchenette. Office space is scarce with people and equip-ment sharing space with storage.

“We have now out-grown our fire hall and space is extremely lim-ited,” reads a statement

on the East Sooke fire-hall’s website.

And while the old firehall does not meet seismic standards, the new firehall will also couple as the commu-nity’s emergency oper-ations centre.

The total estimated capital cost of the project has decreased from $2,535,000 to

$2,295,000. Federal Gas Tax funding in the amount of $125,000 and a donation from a community member in the amount of $50,000 reduces the maxi-mum loan required from $2,485,000 to $2,120,000. This amount may decrease if other sources of grant fund-ing can be identified

or if less contingency funding is required.

The closing date for the Invitation to Tender is April 14.

“The next news wor-thy milestone would be the signing of the contracts,” noted Dr. George May, the Chair of the East Sooke Fire Commission. “Between now and then there will be negotiations, adjust-ment of the plans to meet the budget target if required, all of which will be done with com-missioners inputs.”

For information and/or enquiries on this project please contact Ben Martin at 250-360-3242.

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Kyle WellsBlack Press

Students in School District 62 will have double the fun next spring as the district switches to a two-week spring break.

The decision to schedule the break for March 9 to 20 in 2015 was made official last week at the March 25 school board meeting.

Board chair Wendy Hobbs said trustees received a considerable amount of feedback from parents, students, staff and others. Sur-veys showed opinions on the change were split almost evenly.

“Obviously with a decision like this we’ve had … a couple of emails from people not happy about it,” Hobbs said. “When you’re making a decision for almost 9,000 students, you know that you’re not going to make everybody happy.”

To make up the time, both for students to learn and teachers to earn, eight minutes will be added to each school day.

District superinten-dent Jim Cambridge confirmed the feedback was mixed, but said the change was inevitable, as the majority of dis-tricts in B.C.  –  includ-ing Greater Victoria and Saanich –have made the switch to a two-week break.

“It’s become the norm throughout the province,” he said. “It’s a little bit about the dis-trict fitting in with other districts around us.”

The change will save the district money in on-call teacher sala-ries and utility bills for the schools. Cam-bridge expects sav-ings of about $60,000 in employee costs and $20,000 to $30,000 in utilities. Compared to SD62’s $80-million bud-get the savings may

seem small, but the district is under budget pressure and any sav-ings help, he said.

The change will be hard for some families who may have trouble balancing work while having children out of school.

“That can put a hard-ship on a family and it was one of the things (the board) really strug-

gled with,” Cambridge said.

In the end, a com-ment from a student won Hobbs’ support for the move. The stu-dent said the extra week would be helpful for studying and pre-paring for provincial exams.

“I thought (it) was a very unique statement coming from a student,

that was very relevant to us,” Hobbs said.

Cambridge said anec-dotal evidence also sug-gests the extra week off reduces the amount of  sick days taken by both students and teachers. He said they will have to wait until next year to see if this is true.

Teachers generally supported the move, Hobbs said, but were

concerned about the impact to teachers on call. To address this, Hobbs said the board has put some money aside so on-call teach-ers can be paid while participating in district training.

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Ayre MAnor CrAft sAle

Ayre MAnor resident’s spring Craft Fair takes place on thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Assisted Living Lounge, 6754 Ayre Manor. Handmade crafts, jewelry, knitted items, treats, books, perennial cuttings and a whole lot more.

GArAGe sAle And Art event

seAPArC is HoLding their annual community garage sale & Family Art event on April 12 from 9:30 - 12:30. Both events provide opportunities for family fun and community engagement. 

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CALL For vendors for the shirley Country Market. the market will run from May 4 through september 28. the market is looking for full-time vendors to take a permanent spot every sunday but will consider part-time, drop-in vendors. For more information contact Larry at: [email protected]

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Top left, two sure signs of spring, side by side.Bottom left, Lisa and Frank Colbert, “new” to Sooke two years ago (from Saskatchewan) continue to be thrilled with the great gardening and the fabulous community that has embraced them, both here at the Sunriver Gardens and also at Whiffin Spit on their daily dog walks.Right, Jocelyne Roy took full advantage of the surprise showing of sunshine this past Friday to plant seedlings and do some general garden maintenance at the Sunriver Gardens.

Did You Know? Sooke to Sidney sales are up almost 20% this March over March 2013. 575 Residential Sales in March 2014, last March was 483. Sooke however, is still sluggish with only a slight increase of 14%. 22 residential sales for March 2014, last March was 19. 3 $200,000-$299,999 10 $300,000-$399,999 6 $400,000-$499,999 2 $500,000-$599,999 1 Over $2,000,000 Median Sale Price: $384,950 Median Days on Market: 93 We are definitely seeing some move-ment. Lots of inquiries, showings and appointments. We just need to get those offers written. Lots of out of town people “shopping” but not many buying yet.

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The Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice rep-resenting over 450 fam-ily doctors working on southern Vancouver Island are surveying community members to better understand local health care needs.

The survey is part of a provincewide ini-tiative called A GP for Me that was launched in 2013 by the Govern-ment of BC and Doctors of BC (formerly the BC Medical Association). The goal of A GP for Me is to help patients who want a family doc-tor find one, and to increase capacity in the primary health care system.

“By analyzing various available data sources and conducting these surveys the Victoria and South Island Divi-sions of Family Prac-tice will gain a broader understanding of the

health care needs of our community,” says Dr. Kathy Dabrus, phy-sician spokesperson for the Victoria Divi-sion.

Dr. Robin Saunders, a family doctor practic-ing in Sooke speaking on behalf of the South Island Division says that while there will not be an instant solution for everyone: “These strategies will inform the process of identi-fying sustainable solu-tions to build capac-ity and to give more patients access to fam-ily doctors over time.”

Coordinating the launch of the public survey by both divi-sions will help improve participation and con-tribute to an increased understanding of the challenges and needs of the broader commu-nity.

The surveys are the first part of a multi-

pronged, multi-year initiative that involves planning and assess-ing both community needs and physician capacity in southern Vancouver Island com-munities. Phase two, beginning next year, will look at implement-ing new initiatives to improve access to fam-ily doctors by increas-ing capacity.

“Increasing capacity, and therefore access to family doctors, will require a range of initia-tives including things like physician recruit-ment and retention, improved office prac-tice efficiencies, and new models of primary care delivery,” says Dr. Dabrus, noting that the Victoria Division is put-ting a specific focus on vulnerable populations.

Dr. Robin Saunders says it is a large and complex challenge and the access to a regular

family doctor is a prob-lem right across the country.

“Not being able to find a family doctor is not unique to our area,” says Dr. Saunders, add-ing: “But we do have a unique opportunity here because we have been able to bring all of the family doc-tors working in south-ern Vancouver Island together around a com-mon need and goal of improving access to family health care.”

The community sur-vey is available online. The Victoria and South Island Divisions of Fam-ily Practice are also providing the survey in a variety of other ways including a print ver-sion. Each Division can be contacted for more information about how and where the public can access the survey.

The online link for the South Island Com-

munity Survey is: fluid-surveys.com/s/SouthIs-landCommunitySurvey.

Doctors initiate survey on health care needs

Britt Santowski photo

Program funding

The Sooke Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets braved the rain to collect bottles for their programs, which include local and Island events, transportation, camps, first aid training, range competition and drill.

They are 100 per cent funded through fundraising activities such as this one.

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2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634

Fax: 250-642-0541email: [email protected]

website: www.sooke.ca

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to con� rm meetings.Council meeting agendas may be viewed at

www.sooke.ca

Mayor’s Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beauti� cation - 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

Upcoming Public MeetingsRegular Council Meeting

Public HearingMedical Marihuana Production Facilities

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm

What’s New!The District of Sooke website at www.sooke.ca has

information about your community – including:

• Category B Community Grant Application deadline is April 30, 2014

• 2014-2018 Five Year Financial Plan public consultation• Proposed Sunriver Playing Fields• Updated information on current projects –

including land development, road works, and more

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION PORT RENFREW

We will be making electrical system improvements in Port Renfrew on April 13, 2014. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 7.5 hours.

Where: Port Renfrew. When: Sunday, April 13, 2014Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, turn off all lights, electric heaters, major appliances and unplug all electronics.

For the first hour after the power comes back on, please only plug in or turn on those electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can.

Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information.

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Back in the days when we ordi-nary working

folk built houses for basic shelter, a little cot-tage was built on Sooke River Road which still stands today. The cot-tage was home to the Syrett family, pictured here in 1937 or 1938.

Ted Syrett was a Brit who emigrated to Canada in 1910 look-ing for a better life. In 1914 he crossed the ocean again to serve with British Forces, and was wounded at Vimy. He met a singer called Alice entertaining at a troop hospital and mar-ried her in 1918. Back in Canada they put a pay-ment on four acres on Sooke River Road.

Five children were born to the couple, posed with their par-ents: Florence, Vic-tor, Charlie, John and Edna. They all attended Sooke Superior School, where the boys went in for basketball. Victor, the eldest, developed a love for airplanes. Deliv-ering papers, he earned a few dollars a month, and while contributing to his mother’s grocery budget, he also man-aged a few supplies to build model airplanes.

After the start of World War II, Victor wanted to enlist and joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. After

training in Britain as a Flight Mechanic, work-ing on Hurricanes, he was shipped overseas, first to Java and Suma-tra. Meanwhile his sis-ters grew up writing to their dedicated older brother; his brother Charlie worked in car-pentry in the burgeon-ing wartime economy and youngest brother John went on to a uni-versity education and became a professor.

A new chapter began for the Syrett house in April of 1943. With increased activity in the region through two large Canadian Armed Forces training camps and increased traffic

through a growing pop-ulation, a BC Provincial Police detachment was established at Sooke. Rental accommodation at the time, however, was in short supply.

The first local BCPP ledger records the fol-lowing: “April 1st, 1943 – Constable Quinn, #793 – i/c new Sooke Detachment located in basement of Syrett home on River Road … arranged for instal-lation of a telephone at this office.” While this accommodation was short-term, the base-ment room did serve as Sooke’s first police detachment.

The story of Victor

Syrett’s life was told by writer Ken Stofer in 1991; his book, entitled Dear Mum, included Victor’s letters home to his mother, until he passed away in a Jap-anese prisoner of war camp in 1943.

Elida Peers, Historian

Sooke Region Museum

The Syretts of Sooke River Road

SRHS photo

The Syrett family, left to right, Florence, Victor, Alice, Charlie, Ted, John, Edna.

Band mates

fund raise

As you know the Journey Middle School Band and Strings are fundraising to attend Nationals in May.

They will be holding a bottle drive this coming Saturday, April 12, at Sooke elementary school on Sooke Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support the trip.

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You got pediculosis? Not so ridiculousis.Lots to learn about liceBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror.

The official name is pediculosis.

You might know it by its more familiar name: a lice infestation.

Itchy yet? This writer has been seri-ously scratching for a week, since beginning research for this assign-ment!

These sesame-sized critters come with a few clinging myths. One is that they are a result of bad parenting; another is that a part of the bad parenting includes hor-rible hygiene; and yet another is that should some of your human critters bring home a headful of these hair-borne critters, your house must be quaran-tined.

None of these are true.

According to docu-mentation from the Van-couver Island Health Authorities and various other online sources, here are some facts to arm yourself with.

Lice have been around for as long as we’ve scraped our knuckles walking upright. Maybe even before then.

Lice come equipped with six legs with claws at the end, which is how they hang on to hair. They don’t have wings, and they don’t fly or leap through the air from one head

to the next. They only spread head-to-head.

Lice don’t distinguish between clean and dirty hair. It’s not like they have a smorgas-bord to choose from. They are opportunists, and go to where the hair takes them.

Lice are more preva-lent now than back when our grandparents were children, largely because they are very adaptive and many of the chemical treat-ments have lost their efficacy.

Lice lay several eggs every day. Depending on the source, you’ll read that they lay any-where from three to 10 eggs a day. And they only lay their eggs on hair.

Lice have a life-span of about 30 days in human hair, and about 24 hours in the rug. They’ll die without the nourishment of human blood.

Not every scratch indicates lice.

Not every scalp responds with itching when lice are present.

Nits, depending on the source, sometimes refer to the egg and sometimes refer to the casing of a cracked egg. This author, after deep contemplation and some head-scratching of her own, finds the

egg to be more threat-ening than an empty casing, and has thus concluded that the nits that must be picked out are the eggs.

A tick is far more dan-gerous than an infesta-tion of lice. Besides causing itching and some social stigma from less-educated people, lice are essen-tially harmless. Ticks, on the other hand, can spread some very seri-ous diseases.

Lastly, you don’t need to quarantine your house, or bleach the entire building, or

limit your social activ-ity to yelling at the Canucks as they lose another game.

The recommendation given through VIHA to parents via the schools is to use a special lice-comb along with white-coloured conditioner to comb your hair, comb-ing section by section, every four days for two weeks. You can also speak with your phar-macist or your doctor if you want to pursue chemical treatment.

Prevention is a good (although not perfect) strategy. Don’t share hair products. Tie long hair back at school. Regularly look for lice.

Lice, you can get rid of. As annoying as those little white crit-ters are, everyone sur-vives lice. Even Cleopa-tra had her own solid gold lice comb. She sur-vived that part.

Love, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

Scratching for information

Giles San Martin photo

A male human head louse. (not to scale).

Rates keep risingBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

Effective April 1, BC Hydro increased its rates by nine per cent. No joke. And next year’s April Fool’s day will see another six per cent rate increase. Number-crunching analysts assume the impact on a regular residential customer will be a rate increase of about $8 a month. Doing the math, that assumes an average monthly hydro bill is typically about $88.88.

Up until its BC Hydro Service Plan 2010/11-2012/13, its purpose was to provide “reliable Power, at Low Cost, for Generations.” This pur-posed, stated the plan, was to provide the context for all of their business decisions.

The “low cost” purpose has disappeared from the BC Hydro’s Service Plan.

Next year, rates will increase six per cent; in 2016 there will be a four per cent increase; 2017 will see a 3.5 per cent hike; and, 2018 will add on another 3 per cent. In total, the next five years will see a rate increase of 28 per cent.

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The business of community

The awards given out at the Chamber Business Excellence Awards night were all well-deserved. All of the nominees were chosen by at least one person and the winners were likely those with a few nominations. It was good to know that a un-biased selection committee chose the winners. And hats off to one of the members of the selection committee who declined a free ticket to the gala because the chamber asked council for funding to augment the cost of putting on this event.

Businesses in Sooke strive to thrive in face of economic woes and competition from big box warehouse stores. What a business can offer, without charge, is good customer service. And that is one of the criteria for rating a business in Sooke. Word gets around pretty fast if service is not up to par, especially in a small town. You can’t fool the locals.

The businesses in Sooke work hard to gain and retain customers. They may not have everything the city offers but they do have local people working and that is a huge plus. Sooke needs to be a little more than a bedroom community of Victoria - and Sooke is. Sooke has a strong sense of community, a community supportive of each other and that can’t be bought - it is earned.

What is important is for locals to shop local. Check out some of the new stores and businesses opening up and see what they have to offer. You might be surprised at the sophistication and selection in places you might not expect.

If everyone got together and supported all businesses in Sooke, it would make a world of difference to you and them. Whether it is your favourite coffee shop, or a farmer at the country market, it all makes for a unified community of people who believe in supporting each other. And that is what Sooke needs to thrive and survive.

FEATURE LETTER

I wish to provide feedback on your editorial of February 19, 2014, “What is a volunteer worth?”

While I believe I understand the intent of your article, I feel there are a few points that need to be reviewed. 

You ask: “Is one person’s time more valuable than another’s?”  Look through out history, in every culture and the answer will unfor-tunately show itself to be ‘yes’.  Pay inequality spans the gamut, and yet there are high salaried people who volunteer as well as people in need.  Consider that it may be through vol-unteering that the playing field is leveled somewhat, and people are valued for what they do, not what they earn.

You state: “Volunteerism is a multi-billion dollar industry with not a penny to show for it.”  Really?  What about the saved lives, the happy homes?  The Sooke Commu-nity Hall and all our ball fields? What about Ayre Manor? and EMCS Com-munity Theatre? The Child, Youth & Family Centre? to name a few.  Then there are social enterprise non-profits that earn at least some of their own income such as Salva-tion Army and St. Vincent de Paul, Sooke Family Resource Society and Edward Milne Community School.Sometimes we need to look a little

further to see those things, some we can not touch, but they are there.

Re: “Governments, organizations, charities and clubs depend on get-ting things done at no cost. They depend on the good will of people and rely often on sentiment, sympa-thy and guilt.”  We the people rely on these things, though hopefully without the guilt. We also rely on the government to manage distribution of our taxes to the best advantage.  Believe me, there is a cost to the work done by volunteers and non-profit organizations, it is just gener-ally done for less, without the profit margin. Do you have any idea what it costs to maintain the ball fields so our kids can play? To keep the doors open so people in need can drop in for a warm up of coffee?  To fill those food boxes for the less fortunate?    There are many reasons why people volunteer.

Your statements: “Being a volun-teer is about making things happen, being a part of the whole rather than the individual.”  “It isn’t a “job” in the classic sense of the word, but it is definitely work.” This gets closer to the heart of the matter, and I think are at the heart of why you wrote this editorial.

We can ‘should’ on people all we want though very little volunteer-ing is truly altruistic.  We do, in fact,

need to get something back, whether it be that warm feeling; camaraderie of being with like minded people; chances to learn, grow and expand; or the opportunity to give back.

I agree that giving money is not the best approach to volunteer appreciation.  At the new Volunteer Centre office we are working to sup-port the many non-profit groups in our region find ways to keep up-to-date with the changing dynamics of volunteerism; to recruit and retain people who are giving with passion, feeling valued and appreciated; and to explore opportunities to share and collaborate even more.

To learn more about stop by the office any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, and/or swing by the Third Annual Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair, Saturday, April 12, 12 - 3 p.m.   That is after you have attended SEAPARC’s annual community garage sale and Family Art events 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Bring the family, have fun!

Marlene Barry, ChairSooke Region Volunteer Centre,

Volunteers level the playing field

OUR VIEWEDITORIAL CARTOON

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Humane society support

My support is for the Victoria Humane Soci-ety (VHS). It is a branch of the Humane Society which has animal shel-ters throughout Can-ada. These shelters fol-low set rules and regu-lations. VHS’s policies and procedures have been formed over the year through the expe-rience, ideas and opin-ions of its members. As other successful charitable societies do, it respects its competi-tors and uses them as a barometer on how the are performing and are willing to be open to new practices.

VHS has hired Penny Stone as its executive director to fund raise and create an animal shelter in East Sooke. Thanks to her positive energy, VHS has had some amazing dona-tions and I believe under Penny’s admin-istration, VHS shall be successful.

I met Penny when I got my present dog a couple of years ago. I was impressed with her professional and busi-ness-like manner. Her sincere love of animals was very obvious and her care in selecting the right owner for the ani-mal was very skillful.

I intend to donate monthly and to vol-unteer in the future. I hope Penny gets a good salary and benefits. She deserves it.

Doreen EffaSooke

Access being denied

The second coun-cil vote ordering the mayor and staff to do something about Har-bourview Road access to the provincial park appears to have forced a reply from the mayor to my direct inquiry, and apparently the let-ter to the editor last week helped get me a response from him, although I didn’t get a response to how his position is in the inter-ests of Sooke. It took over three months for staff under his direc-tion to thoroughly con-firm what the CRD has repeatedly said since 2001, but evidently the latest consultation with the CRD did not produce a sufficiently clear “no” to satisfy the mayor.

In opposition to the intent of the council direction, the mayor emailed me that yet another letter has been sent to the CRD Parks committee to inquire what the CRD position actually is (as if the CRD Master Plan isn’t quite sure about it), and he dictates noth-ing further will be done and no further discus-sion will be had with anyone until an answer is received by his wor-thiness.

My respectful sug-gestion, in due defer-

ence to his authority, that a letter be sent to the province, since it is the province that is that actual authority in the matter, was refused. Review of the video shows the mayor voted in favour of the motion, so it appears he would like to say one thing in public and do the exact opposite in private.

Here is my next public question to the mayor: Will you please set aside your alle-giance, duty, and obli-gation to the CRD, in favour of the interests of the ratepayers, vot-ers, and residents of the District of Sooke, and do what you have been told to do by council?

In case there’s any confusion about what that is, would you please get a key for the gate and a permit to use the road for us?

 Terrance MartinSooke

Society serves a purpose

I live in a rural area in the Juan de Fuca Dis-trict and had a large colony of feral cats. These animals have been abandoned by irresponsible people and have been breed-ing and multiplying. There are also people in the area who own cats that have kittens in the wild and have

become feral. In the past I have

contacted various dif-ferent organizations that are supposed to help with this problem, but because we live in an unincorporated area no one is willing to help. Some organiza-tions suggested I con-tact the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Soci-ety (SAFARS), or stop feeding them and let them die.

Thank goodness I managed to get in touch with Margarita Domin-quez. She has helped with the trapping and neuter/spaying of 25 to 30 feral cats and kittens. She has managed to find homes for most and the ones that are too wild are returned and released. SAFARS helps with shelters and food for the released cats.

I get really upset with the letters from people that are suggesting that SAFARS is not serving a purpose. If it weren’t for them I would have over 100 cats once kit-ten season arrives and would have seen them die as in the past.

This organization needs help now to keep saving cats from the slow and painful death of starvation. We should do whatever we can to help SAFARS in their humane mission. SAFARS is serving a necessary function in Sooke and the Juan de Fuca District. There is nothing else available.

Gillian PershawShirley

Seaside vision

The best beautifica-tion option for Sooke would be to create a “Seaside Road” from Mariners Village all the way to Sooke Har-bour house. That way all the unsightly build-ings and businesses could remain in the background instead of being our town’s main feature.

The feature road could then become our new Main Street and we could decorate it taste-fully with planters, fea-ture lights, a fountain, quaint cafe’s and local artwork and maybe even a small perform-ing arts centre/gallery for local writers, musi-cians etc to share their works. It could be so amazing.

Sooke really has so much potential and could be a stellar com-munity and destina-tion point we could all be proud of, imagine a “Sooke by the Sea.” Perhaps a vision for the future.

Carol A WallingSooke

We asked: What will a two-week spring break mean to you?

More time for homework. Extra time for friends, activities and events.

Lautaro CepedaSooke

Time to catch up on my home-work. I’m home-schooled, and

for those two weeks my teachers won’t be asking for assignments.

Melissa IrvineSooke

It means a lot to me. You can have fun, and play outside, go

to the beach, play with your brothers and sisters and have

more fun.

Daniel McNeilSooke

Inner happiness.

Dylan MacIverSooke

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FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge, space permitting.

Thurs April 10ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.BLOOD DONOR CLINICHoly Trinity Church. Call 1-88-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to make an appointment.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.AYRE MANOR CRAFT FAIR10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Assisted Living Lounge.

Fri April 11VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. TODDLER TIME10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Sooke Library. Hands-on activity, for ages 18-36 months. To register call 250-642-3022 or email [email protected].

Mon April 14PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.

Sun April 13ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m.SOOKE RIVER 10KThe 10K run starts out from EMCS, at 11:00 a.m.

Tues April 15BABY TALKCommunity Resources. Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME10:30 a.m. Sooke Library. 3-5 years old. Registration required. 250-642-3022. ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONPool League 7 p.m.

Wed April 16PEOPLE’S WALKING GROUPPeople’s Drug Mart hosts a walking club starting out at 9:15.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.DOODLE BUGS OPEN HOUSE SEAPARC Doodle Bugs Preschool’s open house, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.FREE ARTS AND CRAFTSSooke Library. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. All ages, no registration required.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m. Ladies Darts 12 noon.Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m.NASCAR 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520.

Sat April 12ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.FAMILY ARTS FAIRSEAPARC from 9am - noon, inside.COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESEAPARC from 9am - noon, outside.VOLUNTEER FAIRCome to the 3rd annual Sooke Region Volunteer and Non-Profit Fair, at the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Child, Youth & Family Centre: 2145 Townsend RdEMCS (Edward Milne Community School): 6218 Sooke Rd

Family Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray Rd

Knox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips Rd

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Rescue efforts appreciated

On behalf of the Mon-day Rowing Ladies, Sooke Classical Boating Society, I would like to thank the volunteers of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Res-cue Unit (Sooke) for their timely assistance last Monday morning.

Our longboat, the T’Sou-ke, was trapped by strong easterly winds against a lee shore in the basin and unable to make headway. The search and rescue unit responded within a half hour to our distress call. In short order they had tossed a line to our longboat and towed us out of danger and back to our berth at Jenkins

Marine Industries.The professionalism

of the volunteer crew of the rescue craft, the Craig Dunn, was evident at all times. Their con-cern for our physical well-being was greatly appreciated. Boaters in Sooke and district are fortunate to be so well served by these very skilled volunteers who make the effort to hone

their skills and make themselves available at all times to those in need.

Our thanks go to the crew: Britton Jacob-Schram, Ron Neitsch, Jason van der Valk, Rob Rowe and Stephan Dinn.

Judy GilliganCoxwain

Sooke

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Pirjo Raits photo

Talented in Shirley

Crafts people of all types were out in full force at shirley’s first craft market of the year.

Debbie of Bear Paw Beads was set up at the shirley Community Hall on sunday, April 6.

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New consignment store for local artists and craftersPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

The line of shops along Otter Point

Road is beginning to resemble an art row with the influx of new businesses promoting art and craft.

The latest, Barking Dog Studio, is a place where locals can sell their work.

Debi Anderson, a partner with Randy Wel-ters, said, “We opened it because there was a need for local people to get their stuff out there. They have been doing markets for years.”

Anderson was refer-ring to the Sooke Coun-try Market which is across the street on Saturdays during the summer months. Now many of the vendors will be able to sell through a permanent

year-round store front.“WE knew the space

was coming available and thought it was great across from the market,” said Ander-son.

The idea behind Barking Dog Studio is to have handmade, up cycled, recycled and re-

purposed items of good quality.

The response, so far,

has been great, she said.

The shelves are full

of crafts and the walls are hung with art. Large paintings by Patrick Irwin festoon the walls and beautifully carved bowls and vessels by Phoebe Dunbar share space with local pot-tery, jewelry, wooden toys by Randy Welters and sewn items by Sue Truman formerly of Cabin Creations. Heavy, durable bags of leather by Ross Garrett of Red Crow Leather are there as well as stuffed ani-mals of all shapes and sizes.

Anderson will be giving workshops on re-painting and finish-ing furniture with milk paint. She has a num-ber of pieces she has re-worked in the store.

Oh, and the name? It comes from Gracie, a small Dachshund, who barked a lot at the mar-ket. She is the resident doggie at the studio shop.

Barking Dog is still seeking more con-signors. Go to www.barkingdogstudio.ca, call 250-642-6677 or email: [email protected].

Arts: Barking Dog Studio opens

Pirjo Raits photos

Debi Anderson refinish-es and upcycles furni-ture at the Barking Dog Studio. Below, a large painting by Patrick Irwin at the new studio/shop on Otter Point Road.

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Capital Regional District

Date: April 15, 2014Time: 7:00pmPlace: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC1. Agricultural Land Commission Application to Subdivide Land within the Agricultural Land Reserve a) ALR-01-13 - That Part of Section 34, Otter District

Shown Outlined in Red on Plan Deposited Under DD 17655, Except That Part on Plan 459-R and 39411 (Richardson & Hanslip - 4164 and 4188 Otter Point Road)

2. Rezoning Applications a) Z-02-13 - Strata Lot 14, Section 16, Otter District,

Plan VIS7096 (Specialty Medijuana Products Ltd. – 6-7450 Butler Road) b) Z-03-13 - Lot 3, Section 16, Otter District, Plan 1959 (Purdy & Vowles – 3384 Otter Point Road) c) Z-01-14 - Lot 2, District Lot 17, Renfrew District, Plan 32241 (Lum - 6649 Godman)

3. Proposed Bylaw Amendments a) Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

(Bylaw Nos. 3922, 3927, 3928 and 3929)Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation.Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon April 15, 2014 by mail to the Capital Regional District (CRD), Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning, 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1, by email to [email protected] or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after April 10, 2014 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/committeedocuments/juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our office, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Notice of meetingLand Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area

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Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

If one didn’t know the medium for Jessie Taylor-Dodd’s art, one could be mistaken as to whether it was on canvas, from fibre or a drawing.

Jessie Taylor-Dodd is all about lines and threads. She seam-lessly expresses her-self in each of those mediums and the common thread is for-mal arrangement and strict adherence to prescribed or external forms. She’s a formalist.

In describing her art she said it is about “form, texture and colour, not so much about literal imagery.”

“Even if you took the textile or the paintings, they would be simi-lar,” said Taylor-Dodd. “I”m a bit of a formal-ist when to comes to art - it has to stand on its own. I’m more old-school that way.”

Taylor-Dodd is inter-esting in that she comes from a financial/brokerage background and has somehow mar-ried that side of her brain with the creative side, making for art with formal structure. Her work is organized and precise, edgy and lively.

She is a free spirit and one day in her 20s she

changed her world. She bought a one-way ticket to St. Thomas and did a trans-Atlantic crossing on an 80’ sailboat and ended up in Germany, France and Denmark. Her travels eventually brought her to Victo-ria. After a life-altering accident she dropped the brokerage business and moved towards the world of art and artists.

“I was always doing some kind of art but never thought of it as art,” she said.

Art courses, men-

tors and a supportive community of fibre art-ists led her to Fibres & Beyond, a group of 12 fibre artists. Taylor-Dodd’s work is entered into the Consider the Lilies XII currently at St. Mary Church in Metchosin.

Her work is familiar to Sooke as she has been accepted in the Sooke Fine Arts Show for the last eight years. In 2012 she won first prize in fibre art at the Sooke Fine Arts Show.

She is also the new

owner of the Sooke South Shore Gallery on Otter Point Road along what is now becoming known as gallery row.

Deciding to venture into the realm of gal-lery owners was a big decision and Taylor-Dodd did it quietly, did her research and hasn’t slept much since she signed the agreement.

“I never told any-body, I couldn’t sleep for a week, I’m so excited about it.”

The gallery, which opens April 12, will

take on a new look as Taylor-Dodd wants it to become a working stu-dio/gallery. Her work,

of course, will be fea-tured but so will the work of a stable of art-ists/artisans that she has enlisted from far and wide. She will have a space where artists can demonstrate their processes and where she can work on her fibre art.

“I’m hoping it will be interesting for people to see me work, put-ting pieces together for large wall hangings.”

Elizabeth Tanner owned the gallery for 20 years and is settling back to do more gar-dening, and her own fibre art.

“I will miss the con-tact with the artists and customers,” said Tanner. But she will continue on in a small capacity working two days per week.

At the grand open-ing glass maker Linda Westrom, from Rhythms Artglass, will be on hand to demon-strate her art.

For more information on the South Shore Gal-lery go to: southshore-gallery.ca or call 250-642-2058. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-day through Saturday.

Pirjo Raits photo

Jessie Taylor-Dodd accepts the keys to the South Shore Gallery from Elizabeth Tanner. Taylor-Dodd is the new owner of the gallery on Otter Point Road. On the right, is a sample of one of Taylor-Dodd’s fibre pieces.

Arts: Changes in store for South Shore Gallery

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

A Public Hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaw:

Bylaw No. 582, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-8)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 582, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-8) is to permit medical marihuana production by licensed operators in an Industrial Zone or on Agricultural Land Reserve land in a Rural Zone. The speci� c amendments proposed to Bylaw No. 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw 2013 are as follows:

2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541

email: [email protected]: www.sooke.ca

1. To insert the following de� nition:“MEDICAL MARIHUANA PRODUCTION FACILITIES means a facility, licenced by the Federal Government and located in an Industrial Zone or on Agricultural Land Reserve land in a Rural Zone used solely for the growing, production, manufacturing, processing, testing, packaging, and shipping of marihuana and marihuana products for medical purposes.”

2. Amend the de� nition of Horticulture to exclude “Medical Marihuana Production Facilities”

3. Add “Medical Marihuana Production Facilities” as Permitted Uses – Principal Uses within the Watershed, Forest & Agriculture Zone (RU1), Rural Zone (RU2), Small Scale Agricultural Zone (RU3), Rural Residential Zone (RU4), Light Industrial Zone (M1), General Industrial Zone (M2), Heavy Industrial Zone (M3) and Technical Industrial Business Park Zone (M5).

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 meeting, 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 these proposed bylaws and application may be inspected at the of� 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 April 2nd, 2014 to and including April 14th, 2014.

If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department by telephone at (250) 642-1634.

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16 WeeksUntil The

August 1st Exhibit Opening

When Albert Wilson was 14 years old he got a job as cook’s helper at the pipe manufacturing plant at coopers cove. note the row of coal lanterns at left.

The exhibit will run august/september

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Trudy Vermaas’s vol-unteer work is a story of one thing leading to another. Trudy lived in Sooke for 10 years then returned to her native Holland for 16 years, finally relocating to Sooke for good in 2006.

Within a short time, Trudy began volunteer-ing with Edward Milne Community School Society, as a board member and then as treasurer on the Execu-tive. In that role, she began attending CASA meetings as a liaison to the EMCS Board. As a result of that con-nection she became involved with the com-munity gardens at CASA and Edward Milne Com-munity School. From there, she went on to volunteer with the Youth Council Steering Committee.

Trudy also believes in sharing what she has learned in life. Having

experienced chronic pain, as a result of her strenuous nursing duties, she completed a training program through the University of Victoria Centre for Aging, to facilitate” Liv-ing with Chronic Pain” workshops. She is pas-sionate about helping others and teaching has reminded her to take better care of her-

self.In early 2013, Trudy

became an active mem-ber of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Steer-ing Committee. When the Volunteer Centre opened its doors in November 2013, Trudy volunteered to be the friendly face that wel-comes the community to the centre, Tues-days and Thursdays, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. each week. This volunteer positions allows her to use all her skills and personal qualities – interviewing potential volunteers and refer-ring them to the organi-zations that could use their skills. Outside her time at the volun-teer centre, Trudy is an enthusiastic ambassa-

dor for the Centre. She is eager to share the difference volunteering has made in her life and the benefits the volun-teer centre provides for both volunteers and volunteer agen-cies in Sooke. Who knows where she will go from here, as she has learned, one volun-teer job always leads to another.

Come find out more about what is happen-ing in your communi-ties: Sooke Region Vol-unteer/Non-Profit Fair, Sat. April 12, 2014, 12- 3 p.m. at the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 2145 Townsend Road, Sooke.  Grand Opening of the Sooke Region Vol-unteer Centre Office 2 p.m.

Sooke volunteer: Trudy Vermaas

Submitted photo

Trudy Vermaas is an exceptional volunteer in Sooke.

A magical journeyReview of latest musical theatre production

We are so fortunate in Sooke to have such a diverse range of cultural experiences to enjoy – art, music, theatre. Sometimes if is difficult to decide which competing event to put on your weekend entertainment schedule.  My advice – don’t miss Sooke Harbour Players presentation of Godspell this weekend.

Godspell is a universally appealing production of catchy musical tunes, lively and humourous act-ing, with non-stop  story telling. 

Sooke Harbour Players have pulled together a wildly talented cast that literally bounces with enthusiasm and draws you into the production with laughter and tears, singing your way home at the end. The cast bridges the generation gap from grey- haired mature actors to the wide-eyed child – in awe of the dazzle happening around her.

Suitable for all ages, take the kids, your special friend, your parents, your grandparents and share in a truly magical theatre experience right here in your culturally rich community.

Sheila Wallace and Glen ThelinSooke

ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945

Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 am

Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Of� ce Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3

Rev. Fr. Michael Favero

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124

SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing

10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg

Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

HOLY TRINITY Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 10am Palm Sunday - with Bishop Logan

EVENING PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Howard Jacques

www.holytrinitysookebc.org

The Pastor's Pen

SOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries

Email [email protected]

JUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403SATURDAY SERVICE

9:30 am Bible Study • 11:00 am Church ServicePastor: Mike Stevenson

A Goodly HeritageDo you have things that have been passed down from generation to generation in your family? Jewelry, china, tools, books and art-work, as well as unique personal items are often to be found in the hidden places in most

of our homes.

Some of these items are precious to us because they bring back memories of time spent with parents or grandparents, even though they may not have any intrinsic value. Others may indeed be of value, but we dare not part with them because of the memories attached to them.

When our parents leave this earth they don’t just leave us material things, they also leave us their values and philosophies.

In writing to Timothy the Apostle Paul speaks of the “goodly heritage” of faith that he had received from his mother and grandmother.

What are you leaving behind? Are you concerned only about possessions and items of daily living, or of the faith and values that will sustain the generations to come?

The Christian Church is a place to learn of and grow in the “faith of our fathers and mothers” so that we too can leave a “goodly heritage” for the generations to come.

— Pastor Gordon Kouwenberg

FOR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 250-642-8000

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Registration beginsApril 16th

Join us Saturday, April 12th forSEAPARC’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE & SOOKE FAMILY ARTS COUNCIL’S FAMILY ARTS FAIR

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Annual ClubTournament

Saturday April 1210am to 2pm

Sooke DistrictLioness offeringpizza lunch

Come out andsupport Sooke’syoung athletes

Everyone Welcome

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Irene BradbeerJan. 21, 1926 - Apr. 1, 2014

Born in Salford, England, the only child of Harry and Irene Parrish, Irene served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the second world war as a signals operator. Whilst stationed at Crownhill, Plymouth, she met Desmond,

her husband of 45 years. They settled in Plymouth where they raised their 2 children. After Desmond’s death, she moved to Canada and for the last 20 years made Sooke her home, where she was often seen walking her dog.She is predeceased by son David and will be sadly missed by daughter Linda, son-in-law Ivor and grandsons Colin, Keith & Trevor (Canada) and daughter-in-law Christine and grandchildren Mark and Jennifer (England).A celebration of her life service will take place at 2pm, Monday, April 14th at Christian Life Assembly Church, 6851 West Coast Road and gathering afterwards at her home, 6909 Larkspur Road. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to SPCA or charity of your choice. Many thanks to all the friends who helped her enjoy her life in Sooke.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONDo you enjoy working with children? Early Childhood Educators not only teach children, they aim to help children develop good habits in learning and in life.

Career Opportunities:Preschools Strong Start Facilitators Group Child Care Cruise Ships and Resorts Supported Child Development

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BRAND NEW LOCATION! We are currently seeking an individual to run an ef cient and pro table truck & equipment service department in our new shop through productive staf ng, customer retention, cost controls, achievement of objectives and maintenance of all service records. Preference will be given to candidates with technical knowledge of heavy duty trucks & equipment and proven leadership skills. The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck & equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,200 employees and 23 locations in North America. Further details can be found under Canada, Job Opportunities at www.inland-group.com.

Resumes & cover letters should be emailed toLori Willcox at [email protected] or

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Building Inspector IDistrict of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position - wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspec-tions and enforcement func-tions related to building con-struction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Tech-nology Certifi cate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certifi cation and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit ap-plications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, Dis-trict of Kitimat, 270 City Cen-tre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250-632-4995, or by e-mail at [email protected]. Community information can be obtained from our website at www.kiti-mat.ca. Only those candi-dates selected for further consideration will be contact-ed.

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CLUXEWE RESORT MAN-AGER needed at KwakiutlBand in Port Hardy. Competi-tive salary and free accommo-dations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email [email protected] forjob description and to apply.

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is now accepting resumes for the following positions:

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

WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN- SUNNY THOMPSON REGION.Kamloops dealership is currentlyaccepting applications for full-timeJourneyman & Apprentice RVTechnicians. All applicants musthave direct RV experience, possessown tools, have a positive attitude,strong work ethic, and take greatpride in the work they perform. It isour goal to provide an exceptionalcustomer experience for all our cli-ents. We place great emphasis oncustomer satisfaction and qualityworkmanship and need people whowill help us maintain this goal. Wetruly care about our employees andprovide a positive, happy work envi-ronment with competitive wagesand benefi ts. Requirements: - Pos-sess Own Tools - Be Journey-man/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3Registered Apprentice RV Techni-cian - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL(Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Ex-cellent attendance - Self-motivatedteam player - Keen attention to de-tail - Maintain a positive attitude un-der pressure - Committed to lifelonglearning If this sounds like a good fi tand you possess the above men-tioned qualifi cations we want tohear from you. How to Apply: Withresume and references to: Atten-tion: Service Manager By Email:[email protected] By Fax:(250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLSPLEASE

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Ayre Manor has new managersThe Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society (SECHS), owners of the Ayre

Manor properties, contracted with the Beckley Farm Lodge Society (BFLS) to manage the operations at Ayre Manor when the new facilities opened in 2008. This contract ends on June 30, 2014.

We have now decided to operate Ayre Manor ourselves as has been our intention. We are working with BFLS to ensure a smooth transition.

SECHS wants to reassure residents, their families and friends, as well as the community of Sooke that we will continue to provide the quality care and supports you have been accustomed to. Residents and families can expect their normal activities, care routines, meal services and other programs to continue as before.

There will be no change whatsoever to the amount a resident pays for their portion of accommodation unless, as per normal course, it is amended by the Island Health or as approved by BC Housing.

Staff employed by BFLS and currently working at Ayre Manor have been given notice of termination of their employment with BFLS. We are hop-ing staff want to continue to work at Ayre Manor with SECHS as their new employer. There will, however, be some changes in staffing since we will also be operating under a new budget and organizational structure.

Two unions represent most employees currently working at Ayre Manor Complex Care and Assisted Living Facilities. We are discussing the future staff relations with one and will likely (in the near future) be discussing matters going forward with the other union.

Further updates will be available on our website: (www.ayremanor.ca) and we encourage interested individuals to check that location on a regular basis.

Sandy Pedneault Chair SECHS

SEAPARC and partners upgrade bike parkMike Hicks, SEAPARC

Commission Chair, is pleased to announce a project to redesign and redevelop the existing SEAPARC bike park.

For the past five months a steering com-mittee consisting of representatives from the Sooke Bike Club, District of Sooke, and SEAPARC have been

discussing the future of SEAPARC’s bike park.

On Wednesday April 2, 2014 the Sooke & Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Com-mission voted to sup-port the recommen-dation to spend up to $24,000 for the redesign and redevelopment of the existing SEAPARC bike park.

SEAPARC Manager Steve Knoke stated, “these improve-ments will provide an increased opportunity for children, youth and families to become active on bikes. The park will also be a wel-come addition for the provision of SEAPARC programs.”

SEAPARC will explore

grants and in-kind dona-tions with partners and volunteers. There is potential to increase the significance of the project by working with the community for sup-port.

Design of the new park will begin immedi-ately with construction anticipated to start this spring.

Britt Santowski photo

Call to artistsLocal artists are invited to sub-

mit their proposals to paint two black electrical boxes in Ed Mac-gregor Park. The Public Advisory Panel on Arts and Beautification Committee visualizes the boxes to be painted will a focus on scenes representing Sooke.

If selected, the artist(s) receive an honorarium and have their name/names displayed on the painting.

Closing date for submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.sooke.ca/EN/topnav/new/artists.html

Sooke News Mirror and Sooke Region Historical Society invite students

(including home-schoolers) resident in the region from East Sooke

to Port Renfrew to enter an essay competition.

The Lure of Gold In 1864 gold was discovered in the Sooke Hills in what became known as

Leechtown. People from all over the world tried to make their fortunes

during this Gold Rush. What is it about gold that is so special?

How does it impact people and communities?

Leechtown is celebrating its 150th anniversary in July 2014.

$50.00 cash prizes (5) to be awarded by Sooke Lions Club for winning essays

selected from each elementary grade—1,2,3,4,5

Essays should be from 50 to 150 words

$75.00 cash prizes (3) to be awarded by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54

for winning essays selected from middle school grades 6,7,8

Essays should be from 100 to 300 words

$100.00 (1) cash prize to be awarded by Sooke Community Association for a

winning high school grade level student entry selected

Essays should be from 300 to 400 words

Vancouver Island Placer Mining Association is offering special awards

LEECHTOWN 150TH CENTENNIAL AWARDS BY VIPMA

$100.00 award to selected elementary level essay

$100.00 award to selected middle school level essay

$200.00 award to selected high school level essay

Awards Presentations at Sooke Region Museum Open House June 22nd

Deliver entries to the Museum or the Mirror—Queries? 250-642-6351

…………………………………………………...…………………………………………………….

Leechtown Essay entry form—clip and attach to your entry

Name ______________________________________ Phone _____________

Address ________________________________________ Grade level _____

ENTRY DEADLINE: Elementary & Middle grades: February 15th

ENTRY DEADLINE: High School grades: April 15th

Sooke News Mirror and Sooke Region Historical Society invite students

(including home-schoolers) resident in the region from East Sooke

to Port Renfrew to enter an essay competition.

The Lure of Gold In 1864 gold was discovered in the Sooke Hills in what became known as

Leechtown. People from all over the world tried to make their fortunes

during this Gold Rush. What is it about gold that is so special?

How does it impact people and communities?

Leechtown is celebrating its 150th anniversary in July 2014.

$50.00 cash prizes (5) to be awarded by Sooke Lions Club for winning essays

selected from each elementary grade—1,2,3,4,5

Essays should be from 50 to 150 words

$75.00 cash prizes (3) to be awarded by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54

for winning essays selected from middle school grades 6,7,8

Essays should be from 100 to 300 words

$100.00 (1) cash prize to be awarded by Sooke Community Association for a

winning high school grade level student entry selected

Essays should be from 300 to 400 words

Vancouver Island Placer Mining Association is offering special awards

LEECHTOWN 150TH CENTENNIAL AWARDS BY VIPMA

$100.00 award to selected elementary level essay

$100.00 award to selected middle school level essay

$200.00 award to selected high school level essay

Awards Presentations at Sooke Region Museum Open House June 22nd

Deliver entries to the Museum or the Mirror—Queries? 250-642-6351

…………………………………………………...…………………………………………………….

Leechtown Essay entry form—clip and attach to your entry

Name ______________________________________ Phone _____________

Address ________________________________________ Grade level _____

ENTRY DEADLINE: Elementary & Middle grades: February 15th

ENTRY DEADLINE: High School grades: April 15th

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The Sooke Pre-Atom Seahawks came up just short in their tackle football season debut in Nanaimo on April 6.

With the score 13-12 in favour of the host Bombers, the Seahawks stood stout on a third and goal to keep Nanaimo out of their end zone early in the fourth quarter. Tak-ing over in the shadow of their own goalposts, the Seahawks offence moved the ball down the field, getting key runs from Hunter Swift and Brody Reinsch.

With just 26 seconds remaining, Sooke faced a third and long from inside Nanaimo’s 20 yard line with the game on the line. Swift fought hard for every yard,

started left, cut back to the right, broke numer-ous attempted tackles, but the swarming Bomb-ers’ defence stopped him shy of the first down marker. Nanaimo scored a long touch-down on the last play of the game to make the final score 19-12.

Swift had a monster game, accounting for both scores and numer-ous long runs. He also laid some big hits on the defensive side of` the ball, showing why he is one of the best pre-atom players on the Island.

Tagish Page, play-ing his first real game at centre, was nearly flawless with his snaps and blocking. Work-horse Michael Lundell played every snap of

the game and had a cou-ple of sacks on defence. Christian Kaisinger and Logan Banebridge were the other experienced Seahawks, and both had strong games, including a great play when Bane-bridge and first-year player Gabe Nelson dou-ble-teamed a Nanaimo defender and blocked him clear across the field, nearly depositing him on his bench.

The rest of the Seahawks, including Reinsch, were playing in their first real game. James Mullen and Wes-ley Johnson led the way physically, while Weston White flew around the field on defence. William Daoust had a couple nice rushing attempts, and was just a zig instead of a zag away from some big gains.

Offensive tackle Kiran Rheault worked hard opening holes for his running backs and defensive tackle Zan-der Adams helped keep

the Bombers’ backs in check. Also, a quartet of seven-year-olds, Heath White, Dayton Planes, Mitchell Sutherland and Trystyn Schroeder showed glimpses of a bright future.

By Nathan Lowther

Sports & Recreation Please send sports tips to Britt Santowski at:

[email protected]

Andy Carrier photo

Local Sooke Seahawks players tackle the shadowman elite mobile tackling dummies at this past weekend’s scrap metal drive. Mike and Lisa are the pizza winners, compliments of Andy the Pizzaman.

Exciting nail-biter opens Pre-Atom Seahawks season Local boys attend exclusive basketball camp

Three EMCS students, Scott Dickie, Jonah Phil-lips and Lucas Blatchford, all took part in the All Island Invite Camp (AIIC) at St. Michael’s this past weekend. All three players reported back that the camp was a worthwhile pursuit.

“They each had fun, learned a lot and got to put into practice, through a tournament setting, the fundamentals taught in morning sessions,” reported Glenn Dickie. “All felt the quality of the Islands top prospects attending the camp was awesome, the level of competition brought out the best in their game, learning curve was steep.”

The primary benefit of basketball camps, accord-ing to Chris McLaughlin, the UVic Vikes centre, is the opportunity to develop their skills. Second up is teamwork. For those interested in getting a scholarship, McLaughlin recommends practice and playing in as many camps as possible.

Terrell Evans, a UVic Vikes guard, added the value of discipline to the list, emphasizing that it’s not all about the athletics. Academic performance matters as well. If you don’t get the grades, you don’t play. Communications also become an inte-gral part of the play once you get to the post high school level.

With notes from Glenn Dickie

Glenn Dickie photo

Scott Dickie (EMCS), Coach Chris McLaughlin (Uvic Vikes Star Centre), Jonah Phillips (EMCS), Terrell Evans (Uvic Vikes Guard) Lucas Blatchford EMCS, and Greg Wallis (Passion Sports, camp coordinator).

Capital Regional District

A water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Sooke, and East Sooke between October 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.

In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

Notice ofAnnual Water Main Cleaning Western Communities

Capital Regional District

Committee MeetingEcological Health, Parks & Water AccessEast Sooke Fire Hall 1397 Coppermine Road, East Sooke, BCApril 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome to AttendFor further information or to add your email to our contact list or to submit comments on the draft OCP, please email [email protected] or call 250.642.8100. We will send reminder notices of upcoming Citizens’ Committee meetings and events.

Notice ofEast Sooke Citizens’ Committee Official Community Plan Review

Notice of AnnualGeneral MeetingDate: Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.Location: Prestige Oceanfront Resort & HotelAttendance: All Current Members of SMHA

Call for NominationsThe following positions will be elected at this AGM:

Vice-president and TreasurerAt least 10 new Directors At Large,

to fill various positions on the ExecutiveNominations for these positions are to be sent to chair SMHA

Nomination Committee members by email no later than April 11, 2014

Dee Vivian [email protected] will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM.

Your attendance at this important meeting is critical,please strive to attend.

For additional information, please contact: Chairman of the Nomination Committee

A draw for free registration will take place at the AGM.You must be in attendance to qualify.

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One little motorcycle shop, one dedicated owner

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

On Saturday after-noon, Ken Kroppmanns quietly celebrated his 54th birthday. Actually, it wasn’t quiet at all. A bunch of his friends and customers had shown up, invited by Ken’s wife, Rebecca, who “secretly” posted the details of the surprise party on their busi-ness’s Facebook page.

Clearly, Ken doesn’t go on Facebook much.

If you don’t know who Ken is, you’ve probably

seen his business ban-ner at the local soccer field. He is the owner of Kenco, a motorcycle repair and maintenance shop that has been in existence since Sep-tember 17, 1979, quietly tucked away on Sooke River Road en route to the Potholes.

That day, according to Ken, was the first full-time day on the job for a young 19-year-old, at his own shop.

Come this Septem-ber, Kenco wil also hit a significant milestone: it will turn 35 years old.

The world’s teeniest tiniest MOTORCYCLE COLUMN - Britt SantowskiIf you are considering contacting a motorcycle shop to whip your bike into shape, know that this is their busiest season. Phone

in advance. To choose the right mechanic, word-of-mouth is pretty reliable: it comes as a live testimonial. That, and trust your gut.

1-855-678-7833

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The District of Sooke invites quali� ed � rms to submit proposals for:

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Request for Proposal packages are available on the

District of Sooke website (www.sooke.ca)

or at the municipal of� ce at:

2205 Otter Point RoadSooke, B.C. V9Z 1J2

For information, contact:Laura Hooper, Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator,Email: [email protected]: (250) 642-1639

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20Aries, you may need

to come up with some new ways to show your affection, as your old ways are starting to fall short. Look to Leo for inspiration.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21Taurus, a few kinks

still need to be worked out, but your master plan will soon be in place. Start putting the wheels in motion and your work won’t go unrecognized.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21Gemini, you are great

at creating a good time out of nothing at all. Get together with a few friends and let the good times roll. Others may envy this talent.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22You have a rare oppor-

tunity to show off your skills this week, Cancer. When your talents are on display, don’t worry about hogging that spot-light. Enjoy your time in the limelight.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23Take some time for

quiet inspiration, Leo. It is just what you need after a busy week in which your stamina was put to the test. Rest and recharge for a few days.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22Tasks at work have

certainly tried your patience, Virgo. Just when you are settled in, you get pulled in another direction very quickly. Save up those vacation days.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23It’s time to lighten up,

Libra. Throw a party, take a trip or hang out with friends. Just be sure to focus on fun and let other concerns fall by the wayside for a little while.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, do your best to get all of your ducks in a row this week. Keep distractions at bay and don’t allow social engagements to take precedence over more pressing matters.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, you will have to remain two steps ahead of every-one else to get a project done this week. Things are moving quite quickly now, so make every minute count.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

A challenge is on the horizon, Capricorn. But remain calm and you will handle every chal-lenge that comes your way. Aries provides some extra help.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, some may call you stubborn, but “dedicated” might be a more appropriate term.

Once your mind is set, it is hard to pull you off course, and this week is no different.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20You have plenty of

energy to carry you through to the week-end, Pisces. A big sur-prise is in store in the coming days.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

APRIL 13: Carles Puyol, Athlete (36)

APRIL 14: Robert Car-lyle, Actor (53)

APRIL 15: Emma Wat-son, Actress (23)

APRIL 16: Peter Billing-sley, Actor (43)

APRIL 17: Rooney Mara, Actress (29)

APRIL 18: Jeff Dunham, Comic (52)

APRIL 19: Ashley Judd, Actress (46)

Your Weekly Horoscope

Brian Rundle photo

Reader’s Photo of the WeekSooke News Mirror reader Brian Rundle captured a few images of some nesting Great Blue Herons. This is but one.

This week’s Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by Stone Pipe Grill. We welcome your submissions. Send your good quality jpeg photos to: [email protected].

W W W . S O O K E N E W S M I R R O R . C O M

SOOKEFOURCAST Your weather forecast for the next FOUR DAYS!What you need to know about the weather to plan your weekend.

THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY

Variable Cloudiness High 10 Low 6

Hours of sunshine 5

Variable Cloudiness High 11 Low 7

Hours of sunshine 7

Sunny High 13 Low 5

Hours of sunshine 13

SATURDAY

Sunny High 15 Low 8

Hours of sunshine 12

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MEAT DRAWEVERY SATuRDAY @ 3:00 pM

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SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKdonate non-perishable food items

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: SookeLegion.ca

$12 FRIDAY Steak Night

HAMBURGERS & HOT DOGS AVAILABLE

MoNDAYS Euchre 6:30

TuESDAYS pool League 7:00

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BLUEGRASS JAM1st and 3rd Sundays2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Help us celebrate Tom Lott’s 75th Birthday

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Cocktails at 5:30 Dinner 6:30Tickets at Bar $10.00

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Sooke Seahawks are continuing their win-ning ways with a con-vincing 22-2 win over Nanaimo Lions this past Sunday.

Offence started with the second play of the game with Jared “man of” Steele handing off to Owen “roadrunner” Cheng, who quickly ran and deeked his way to a 40-yard touch-down. Next quarter Jared Steele connected a bullet-like pass to L.P. “laser” Gagnon for a corner route 35-yard touchdown pass-and-run. Also adding on

offence were the Heslop twins, Nick and David, with David sweeping the right side and his brother blocking for a 32-yard gain.

Defence took over allowing only three first downs in the whole game. Nick “fury” Heslop, Owen Cheng, and Spen-cer Logan all recording one sack. Laser Gagnon got three sacks through numerous play ending tackles by defence AvAn “pitbull” Wickheim, “slip-pery” Sam Lowden, Caleb “creeper” Carrier (first interception of the year), and Heslop twin

David “Goliath” Hes-lop’s (small in stature big in heart) who also achieved a 15-yard pos-session tackle-ending play in Nanaimo’s sec-ondary.

Newcomers John “sticky hands” Stalker, Lane “tackle” Stewart, Cade Testa, Nathan Davis and Antonio Cepada measured up on offence, defence and special teams.

In the second half of the game Malik “smoo-thy” Youla completed a needle threading pass to Laser-and Sam Lowden, passing to Riley “strut-

ting” Stratton who caught this inside post pattern being cov-ered by three Nanaimo defenders jumping and catching, capping, and locking the ball with the finesse of a seasoned wide-receiver.

Offence moved the ball trading possessions with a big run by laser Gagnon setting up the three-play touchdown run with Tyler “the bull” Fogarty wedging, set-ting up Jacob Barney’s second wedge touch-down play, with Steele getting his second con-vert of the day. Our boys did us proud. Next up is a game against the Gordon Head Raiders.

Andy Carrier photo and story

J a c o b ” j u g g e r n a u t ” Barney scoring his first touchdown on a seven-yard wedge up the gut.

Seahawks tackle Lions with a 22-2 victory

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