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OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 INSERT IN TODAY’S SOOKE MIRROR 4 Page Sooke Real Estate Review Market Summary & Area Statistics Properties For Sale Development Updates COUNTRY CROONER Sooke’s B.K. Morrison has a gig at the Legion. Page 11 MEDAL WINNERS Sooke Girls’ soccer players win silver and gold. Page 26, 27 Your community, your classifieds P22 • 75 ¢ COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 11 Sports/stats Page 25 Agreement #40110541 NEWS 2010 WINNER MIRROR SOOKE T’Sou-ke seek oyster farm approval in basin Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Getting out from under the Indian Act and becom- ing self sufficient and self sustaining is the goal of T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief Gordon Planes. The T’Sou-ke have filed a notice of intention to Apply for Disposition of Crown Land to begin an oyster farm in Sooke Basin. “This is just the begin- ning,” said Planes as he talked about the initiatives being brought forward by the band. He said the oyster farming scenario is just in its infancy right now and they were seeking approval from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Oper- ations (MFLNRO) before moving any further forward. He said they have “exper- tise” in the field and they do have partners, and they are looking at their options. Two of the reasons the band decided to apply for Licence of Occupation in the basin was because of the pollution. “The basin is polluted and if we harvest our traditional clams and food we can’t eat them,” said Planes. He feels that developing an industry oyster harvest operation will help them bring some of their staple food back into their diets. The other reason is jobs. Planes said the dol- lars earned will ensure the health of the community and their traditional terri- tory. Written comments on the application can be directed to the Manager, Aquacul- ture, MFLNRO, 2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtney, B.C. V9N 5M6 or email to: Authoriz- ingAgency.Nanaimo@gov. bc.ca. Comments will be received until May 9. Pirjo Raits photo Looking out into Sooke Basin and the area where the T’Sou-Ke First Nation want to have an oyster farm. Britt Santowski Sooke News Mirror There was a major fender-bender (or a minor accident, depending on your per- spective) on Friday on Sooke Road, in front of Edward Milne community school. According to Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, a pedestrian pressed the cross-walk button and then proceeded to cross. Except that the lights did not light up. The driver of the vehicle approaching the intersection was startled when the pedestrian appeared in the crosswalk and quickly braked to stop. The vehicle behind that first vehicle was not lucky enough to stop on time and rammed into the first. The message here is threefold. First, if you’re a pedestrian at a cross walk, make sure the vehicles have noticed your intention to cross. Second, if you are driving a vehicle approaching and see a pedestrian at a cross-walk, prepare to come to a stop. And if you are following any other vehicle, ever, don’t tailgate and don’t speed. And third, this is a massive reminder that when you are in a school zone fol- low the speed zones! Here on Sooke road, you are requested to reduce your speed when there are students on the road dur- ing school hours. The fine for speeding in a school zone ranges from $196-$253 and three points on your licence. Failure to yield to a pedestrian results in a $167 fine and two points. Disobey a traffic device earns you a $121 fine and two points. Just by the looks of the damage, the hit must have had some travelling momentum in it. This time, everyone got lucky in that no one was hurt. Britt Santowski photo Fire Chief Steve Sorensen and a colleague gather up the cones after Friday’s accident on Sooke Road, just in front of EMCS. Lessons learned in fender bender

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Page 1: Sooke News Mirror, April 10, 2013

OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

250 642 6480

INSERT IN TODAY’S SOOKE MIRROR

4 Page Sooke Real Estate Review Market Summary & Area Statistics

Properties For Sale Development Updates

COUNTRY CROONER Sooke’s B.K. Morrison has a

gig at the Legion.

Page 11

MEDAL WINNERSSooke Girls’ soccer players

win silver and gold.

Page 26, 27

Your community, your classifieds P22 • 75¢C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

Black PressWednesday, April 10, 2013

Editorial Page 8

Entertainment Page 11

Sports/stats Page 25

Agreement#40110541

NEWS2010 WINNER

M I R R O R SOOKE

T’Sou-ke seek oyster farm approval in basin

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Getting out from under the Indian Act and becom-ing self sufficient and self sustaining is the goal of T’Sou-ke First Nation Chief Gordon Planes.

The T’Sou-ke have filed a notice of intention to Apply for Disposition of Crown Land to begin an oyster farm in Sooke Basin.

“This is just the begin-ning,” said Planes as he talked about the initiatives being brought forward by the band.

He said the oyster farming

scenario is just in its infancy right now and they were seeking approval from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Oper-ations (MFLNRO) before moving any further forward.

He said they have “exper-tise” in the field and they do have partners, and they are looking at their options.

Two of the reasons the band decided to apply for Licence of Occupation in the basin was because of the pollution.

“The basin is polluted and if we harvest our traditional clams and food we can’t eat them,” said Planes.

He feels that developing an industry oyster harvest operation will help them bring some of their staple food back into their diets.

The other reason is jobs. Planes said the dol-lars earned will ensure the health of the community and their traditional terri-tory.

Written comments on the application can be directed to the Manager, Aquacul-ture, MFLNRO, 2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtney, B.C. V9N 5M6 or email to: [email protected]. Comments will be received until May 9.

Pirjo Raits photo

Looking out into Sooke Basin and the area where the T’Sou-Ke First Nation want to have an oyster farm.

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

There was a major fender-bender (or a minor accident, depending on your per-spective) on Friday on Sooke Road, in front of Edward Milne community school.

According to Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, a pedestrian pressed the cross-walk button and then proceeded to cross. Except that the lights did not light up. The driver of the vehicle approaching the intersection was startled when the pedestrian appeared in the crosswalk and quickly braked to stop. The vehicle behind that first vehicle was not lucky enough to stop on time and rammed into the first.

The message here is threefold. First, if you’re a pedestrian at a cross

walk, make sure the vehicles have noticed your intention to cross.

Second, if you are driving a vehicle approaching and see a pedestrian at a cross-walk, prepare to come to a stop. And if you are following any other vehicle, ever, don’t tailgate and don’t speed.

And third, this is a massive reminder that when you are in a school zone fol-low the speed zones! Here on Sooke road, you are requested to reduce your speed when there are students on the road dur-ing school hours. The fine for speeding in a school zone ranges from $196-$253 and three points on your licence. Failure to yield to a pedestrian results in a $167 fine and two points. Disobey a traffic device earns you a $121 fine and two points.

Just by the looks of the damage, the hit must have had some travelling momentum in it. This time, everyone got lucky in that no one was hurt.

Britt Santowski photo

Fire Chief Steve Sorensen and a colleague gather up the cones after Friday’s accident on Sooke Road, just in front of EMCS.

Lessons learned in fender bender

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2 • www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 10, 2013 - NEWS MIRROR

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Top SirloinRoast11.00 kg ..............

$499/lb

Grimms Smokies or

EuropeanWieners450 g....................

$499

Fresh, Great Tasting Meat

BUTCHER’S BLOCKBUTCHER’S BLOCK

Previously FrozenCohoFillets

Boneless

Chicken BreastStir Fry11.00 kg ...............

$499/lb

Pillers

Ball ParkWieners450 g ...................

$299Harvest Applewood or

Regular HarvestBacon500 g ....................

$699

+ dep

Gold Seal Chunk Crab Meat 120 g .................$199

Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs 227 g .......$229

Motts Clamato Juice 945 ml.....................2/400

Maxwell House Instant Coffee 200 g ............$599

Nutrigrain Soft Bakes Banana or Blueberry 175 g 2/500

Rogers Oat Flakes or Porridge Oats 1.35 kg ..$299

Carriage Trade Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 200 g .59¢

Milano Lady Finger Biscuits 150 g ............3/200

Jell-O Jelly Powders 85 g ...................................69¢

Lays XXL Potato Chips 270 g .........................3/800

Frys Cocoa 500 g .................................................$649

Christies Premium Plus Crackers 450 g ....$299

Continental Chocolate Bars 4 Varieties, 100 g ...3/200

Dan D Pak Old Fashion or Quick Oats 1 kg ..$189

Dempsters Signature White or 100% Whole Wheat Bread 600 g ..2/500

Dempsters Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 6’s ...$269

Lumberjack 12 Grain or Sourdough Bread 680 g .$229

Carlyle Cat Food 170 g ...................................2/100

Tri V Dog Food 709 g .....................................4/500

Charmin Triple Bathroom Tissue 8’s ........$699

Granny’s Liquid Dishwashing Detergent 740 ml $119

Alcan Aluminum Foil Wrap 100’ ................$299

Coleman Propane Fuel 465 g ............................$499

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Chicken Breast 11.00 kg .....................................................

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Echo Clean

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Chocolate or YogurtPeanuts or Raisins 100 g 99¢

Honey Roast, Dry Roast or

BBQ Peanuts 100 g 59¢

CrystallizedGinger 100 g .................99¢

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Per 100g

SwansonHungry Man Dinners 360 - 455 g

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2/400

Wong Wing

Wonton Soup 426 g ............2/400

Island Farms Frozen Sherbet, Yogurt orIce Milk 1.65 L .............................

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Western Foods Cloth Bags

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ea

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Kraft Bulls EyeBBQ Sauce

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KelloggsSpecial K Cereal

$399

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San Remo DicedTomatoes

1 L

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HeinzTomato Juice

213 g

$189

Gold SealPink Salmon

Doritos XLTortilla Chips260 g

2/600

Robin Hood UnbleachedAll Purpose Flour2.5 kg

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2/700

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Cilantro..................................

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Baby PeeledCarrots

2/400

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89¢California Red/GreenLeafLettuce

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311 ml 69¢

3 lb bag 1 lb bag

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1 kg

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/ea

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/lb

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KraftPure Jam

1.89 L

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2/400907 g

$449 1 L

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Texana Long Grain White orBrown Rice

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900 ml

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NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 10, 2013 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS • 3

$9,930 in project funding from the FWCP

  The Fish and Wild-life Compensation Program (FWCP) has announced funding to D. Burt and Associates that will go towards two research projects at Jordan River.

FWCP funds are provided through BC Hydro and managed in a partnership with the Province of British Columbia and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by the creation of BC Hydro owned and operated genera-tion facilities in the Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions of British Columbia.

FWCP has commit-ted $9,930 to projects at the Jordan River in 2013. All research and project work will take place in 2013/2014.

“These two research projects follow a very successful wetland enhancement project

completed at the Diver-sion Reservoir in 2010,” says FWCP Coastal pro-gram manager, Allister McLean. “We are now going to take a look at studying habitat and fish in the lower Jor-dan River which will ideally lead to habitat enhancement.”

Applications are reviewed annually in the Coastal region by both technical and board-level committees that include represen-tation from all program partners, First Nations and the public. Projects are chosen based on technical merit, cost vs. benefit, level of partner-ship, linkages to water-shed-specific priorities and overall benefit to the FWCP’s mandate and vision.

 For 2013, the FWCP’s total funding for the 15 hydroelectric sys-tems within the Coastal region will be $1.6 mil-lion.

For more informa-tion and to find out how you can apply for next year’s funding visit fwcp.ca.

 Projects funded in

2012-2013

• The first project is a Feasibility Study to improve fish habitat in the lower Jordan River (near the generating station) ($4,944).

This includes an assessment of vehicle/machine access, local topography, sources of water, testing of the quality of water and discussion with the local land owner.

• The second proj-ect ($4,986.40) is an Assessment of Gravel and Stranding Fish Risks.

It will include an assessment of the gravel quantity, qual-ity and stability in the lower Jordan River and determine the potential risks of stranding for both adults and emer-gent fry.

The lower Jordan River was one of the main spawning areas for pink salmon and recent anecdotal obser-vations suggest some spawning activity and egg deposition since initiation of the flow release at Elliott Dam.

Jordan River gets research funding

Up Sooke

Thumbs Up

AwAreness film

AlexAndrA Morton will be speaking after the Awareness Film night presentation of Salmon Confidential. She will be joined by filmmaker rwyla roscovich

the FilM tAkeS place at eMCS at 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

scrAp metAl drive

SportS fundraiSer on April 27: from 9-4 p.m.

two ContAinerS At eMCS from Sdl

here’S A liSt of what we can’t take:

ACetyline ContAinerSContAinerS with Free-

Flowing liquids (gasoline, oil, tar, coolant)

MAteriAl ContAining ASbeStoS

FlAMMAble or CoMbuStible Materials

glASStireSFridgeSiteMS ContAining

MerCuryrAdioACtive

MAteriAlSteleviSionS

cAncelledthe villAge FArM

dinner/fundraiser scheduled for the weekend is cancelled.

to the u15 girls and u14 girls for their medal wins. good job.

Pirjo Raits photo

Kimberley, a member of the Sooke Community Arts Council, was on hand to help at the upper gallery at the Sooke Region Museum during opening hours of the members’ show and sale. The Spring Art Show will run to May 25.

CAC And museum join forCes

CounCil BRiefSPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

The arts’ community in Sooke wants its own centre and they want it to be the old Mulligan’s restaurant on Otter Point Road.

At the regular District of Sooke council meet-ing on April 8, Patrick Grove spoke to council as a representative of the Sooke Juan de Fuca Community Centre for the Arts Society.

In his presentation he said he represented hundreds and hun-dreds of Sooke area art-ists and their families. He wants the district to purchase the two-acre property and build-ing. The asking price is $699,000 and he thinks it could be had for $600,000.

“We believe we can spruce it up and make it work,” said Grove. “Our proposal wouldn’t call for subsidies.”

He said the small lots which the district

already owns could be used to finance the pur-chase of the property.

“It’s a nice property and it will benefit all of Sooke,” said Grove.

About 20 people in the gallery stood and clapped when Council-lor Herb Haldane asked if there was support in the room for the pro-posal.

The Sooke Region Tourism Association came before council to speak of the significant strides they have made to promote tourism in the Sooke region. Their service grant applica-tion (for $23,000) was on hold until they pro-duced all of the neces-sary paperwork.

Mayor Wendal Milne stated that council had set down some rules as part of the applica-tion process and SRTA’s application was still not finished.

Milne said council had no appetite to deal with an application which was incomplete.

“We have to be

accountable to the tax-payer,” said Milne. He said that for SRTA to suggest that a required report is not applicable was insulting.

A number of com-munity groups that applied for grants received the nod from council. The budget for community grants, cat-egory A sits at $62,608 and council allocated $58,908.60.

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Did You Know? March 2013 Stats Sooke to Sidney sales are down 15% over March 2012. Sooke is slightly more, down 17% over March 2012. Sooke had 19 resi-dential sales (including SFD, Townhouses, Mobiles, Condos) 6 under $300,000 9 between $300,000-$400,000 3 between $400,000-$500,000 1 between $500,000-$550,000 It is a tough, slow market out there. We have noticed showings going on in Sooke, all at different price points. Buyers are looking, considering and then waiting. Sharp pricing and smart market-ing will get you the results you need!

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Pirjo Raits photo

Potholes perfectionLeaves are busting out on the trees and the rivers are high as spring arrives at the Sooke Potholes.

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NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 10, 2013 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS • 5

Fun with Math: More open-ended problems

Using leftover hamIf you had baked ham

for Easter this year and

have too many left-overs, here is a recipe to help. This recipe will work at any time of the year, whenever you have too much ham.

Method:Slice the ham into 1

in. thick slices. Combine 1/3 cup

brown sugar, 1 tsp. dry mustard and rub the mixture on the ham slices. Adjust the rec-

ipe for the number of slices. This is good for 2 slices.

Place in baking dish large enough to hold the slices without put-ting them on top of each other.

Cover with milk and bake at a temp. of 325’ F for an hour to 1 1/2 hours.

Serve with left over mashed potatoes,

mixed with some of those lovely green chives or thyme from your garden which is now sprouting, or you may choose to put some of those hard boiled eggs, chopped up, into the potato mix-ture, with our without cheese.

Put the potatoe mix-ture in a baking pan and cover with cheese

of choice.  Bake for 1 hour, along

side the ham mix up a fresh salad from those greens now growing in the garden.

Serve the ham with some of that lovely apple sauce you put away last fall and enjoy.

Submitted by Ellen Lewers

by Ellen Lewers

Farmhouse

Open-ended math problems are fun, engaging, and children can be successful.

Try these with your family. Remember to always talk through the answers. It’s vitally important that children have the opportunity and encouragement to discuss the steps and strategies they used. Talking about math deepens our under-standing of math.

Emmy flipped open a book. “Wow” she

thought. “The page number I landed on is the total of my age, my brother’s age and our house number!” How old is Emmy, her brother and what is her house number? What page did she land on?

What weighs about the same as 100 erasers?

I have seven coins in my hand. At least three of the coins are the same. How much money do I have? What is the largest and small-est amount of money I

could have?Greg went to pick up

the takeout food. He paid with two $20s and he had almost $3.00 change. He ordered more than three dishes. How many dishes did he order and how much did they each cost? What was the total cost of the order?

Sort into at least two groups: an eraser, an orange, a coffee cup, a pencil, a leaf, a basket, a hose, a watch and a cookie.

What could you do to this list of numbers? 13, 3, 6, 11, 4, 9, 2

Tanya had the answer “242” on her calculator. How did she get that?

How long is it until you go to bed… in minutes!

Bill and Alex need to carry 95 ping pong balls to school. How many bags will they need?

Do fun math activi-ties daily and your chil-dren will develop posi-tive attitudes towards

math. Everyone can par-

ticipate and everyone has great strategies for problem solving.

Children may even start creating their own math questions!

Encourage your chil-dren to make up their own questions, and feel free to submit them to me.

Please email: greg-sparks50@hotmail .com with any question, comments or sugges-tions.

Pirjo Raits photo

Counting every penny

Sue Clark, manager of customer service, watches while TD branch manager York Langerfield sorts coins in the bank’s new TD Coin Counter. They are sorting coins, mostly pennies, which have come from customers and are destined for the Sooke Food Bank. The coin counter is in place at the Sooke Road branch and is available free for use by TD customers.

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The good news for seniors -- you receive a variety of tax assisted benefits and tax credits from the federal government that are not available to others. The not-so-good-news is that these benefits are income-tested and that can result in clawbacks from Old Age Security (OAS) payments and the Age Credit.

OAS is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians age 65 or older. You will be required to repay 15% of the amount by which your net income for 2012 – which includes your OAS benefit – exceeds $69,562. When your net income exceeds $112,966, your entire OAS benefit is clawed back.

Age Credit is a non-refundable tax credit available to Canadians age 65 or older. For 2012, the maximum amount you can claim as an Age Credit is $6,720. This amount is reduced by 15% of your net taxable income in excess of $33,884 is totally gone when your taxable income reaches $78,684.

You can avoid OAS and Age Credit clawbacks by keeping your taxable income to the absolute minimum required to meet your needs. Here are some strategies for doing just that.

• Pension income splitting You can allocate up to 50% of ‘eligible pension income’ – including payments from your investments held within a Registered Pension Plan (RPP) (at any age) and Registered Retirement Income (RRIF) (at/after age 65) to your lower earning spouse, which usually reduces your family’s overall tax bill and clawbacks.

• Other income-splitting strategies You can gift or loan assets to your spouse for investment purposes, contribute to investments held within a spousal RRSP (if your spouse is under age 71), and/or change who pays for daily living expenses and who invests.

• Withdraw the minimum for your RRIF Withdrawals from investments held within a RRIF are fully taxable, so consider withdrawing only the minimum each year. If you have a younger spouse, base your withdrawals on their age – this will produce a smaller minimum withdrawal.

• Invest in TFSAs Contributions to Tax-Free Savings Accounts (“TFSA”) generate tax-free investment income. TFSA withdrawals are not taxable, so do not result in clawbacks.

• Seek non-registered investments that offer preferential tax treatment Only 50% of the capital gains generated by equity investments are taxable income, which may result in less of your income being subject to clawbacks. Another strategy to consider is tax-advantaged or switch funds that allow you to buy and sell investments without paying capital gains taxes until you leave the fund structure – so you can choose to defer tax payments to a year when your income is lower.

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A look through the Sooke News Mirror archives:

April 9, 2008Mineral exploration

in Port Renfrew

With the price of steel and iron reach-ing record highs, now might be the optimum time for developing mineral resources in the Port Renfrew Area.

In February, Klondike Capital Corp and Emer-ald Fields Resource Corporation reached an agreement to amal-gamate with their pri-mary focus being the Pearson Project set up to explore an area 10 kilometres from Port Renfrew for magnetite deposits. This could translate into local jobs.

If all goes as planned, the corporation, to be called Pacific Iron Ore Corporation, will work with the community and the First Nations to develop a quarry oper-ation for the produc-tion of the raw iron ore.

April 9, 2003Evans to run for

mayor, council seat now open

After prompting from a variety of peo-ple and much thought, Coun. Janet Evans has decided to take a shot at being the second major in Sooke history.

Evans told the News Mirror of her decision early Tuesday morning and said she would be submitting her resigna-tion today. Her resigna-tion triggers an open council seat.

“I want to continue Ed’s work” Evans said of her decision to run, alluding to the vision of the community’s first mayor who passed away March 28.

April 8, 1998MacMaster’s Sooke

concert is sold out

If you were planning on attending the April 10 Natalie MacMaster concert at the Sooke Community Theatre and still haven’t bought your tickets, you’d bet-ter make other plans.

The popular Cape Breton fiddler has sold out the 350-seat the-atre.

April 7, 1993RCMP on the move

to new headquarters

The Sooke RCMP finally have room to breathe.

The force will take possession of their brand new office on Church Road tomor-row.

Sergeant Wayne Wat-son said there will be no official opening cer-emony, but an open house is a possibility in the near future.

The 9,002-square-foot building was built to compensate for the

limitation of the old one on Drennan Road.

April 6, 1988Thieves make big

haul

A Sooke log hauling company whose prem-ises were ransacked of equipment valued at upward of $10,000 is very interested in any information and in getting their missing equipment back.

Dale Arden Log Haul-ing Ltd. is offering a $500 reward for the iden-tification and return of equipment after thieves broke through an office window at the logging premises on West Coast Road.

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Looking Back

File photo

Back in 2011 Ellen Lewers was gathering signatures to stop the HST.

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Married bliss at long lastTwo dear souls they

were, Agnes “Nan” Milne and Andre “Andy” Robillard, and in middle age, they married. They are pic-tured here on their hon-eymoon in June 1948.

The happy couple are beaming for this wedding photo, which was a long time coming. It wasn’t the romance that was late bloom-ing, but the marriage was. Circumstances of the early years of the 20th Century were very different from those experienced today and sometimes stood in the way of marriage.

Nan Milne was born in 1896, youngest of the six children of Edward Milne and his wife Janet Kerr, both Presbyterian Scots. Nan grew up in the house built by her family at the northeast-ern end of Sooke River bridge, still standing. As a youngster she walked to Sooke School (the site still in use) and as a young woman she became a tele-phone operator work-ing at the telephone exchange building which stood between the Milne home and the store at the corner of Sooke River Road. When Nan’s elder sis-ter Ella married, Nan took over her position as chief operator for BC Telephone Co.

Across the river, on the south side, Andre Robillard tended his greenhouses. He and his brother Raoul had run the Belvedere

Hotel, the legendary four-storey structure that was a social centre from its construction in 1912 to the day it was engulfed by flames

in 1934. After the fire, Raoul left for a career in Vancouver, and horti-culturist Andre ran the hotel’s greenhouses, supplying the Victoria market with flowers and produce.

Andre’s love for flow-ers almost equalled his passion for Nan, and every day, flowers were carried over the bridge to the telephone office to grace her workplace. I myself recall seeing bouquets of beautiful gladiolus being pre-sented to the blush-ing Miss Milne, who eventually managed a switchboard employing almost a dozen opera-tors. She remained in management until her retirement when Sooke went from magneto phones to direct-dialing in 1960.

The Robillards were of French origin and of the Roman Catholic faith, and it appeared that Nan’s dad, of strict Presbyterian outlook, did not view with favour a mixed-faith marriage. Edward Milne, for whom Edward Milne community school is named, passed away in 1943.

The long-delayed married bliss for Nan and Andre was brief, for Andre lived only until 1956.

Elida Peers, Historian

Sooke Region Museum

photo

Nan and Andy finally tied the knot after many years of courting.

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Married bliss at long lastTwo dear souls they

were, Agnes “Nan” Milne and Andre “Andy” Robillard, and in middle age, they married. They are pic-tured here on their hon-eymoon in June 1948.

The happy couple are beaming for this wedding photo, which was a long time coming. It wasn’t the romance that was late bloom-ing, but the marriage was. Circumstances of the early years of the 20th Century were very different from those experienced today and sometimes stood in the way of marriage.

Nan Milne was born in 1896, youngest of the six children of Edward Milne and his wife Janet Kerr, both Presbyterian Scots. Nan grew up in the house built by her family at the northeast-ern end of Sooke River bridge, still standing. As a youngster she walked to Sooke School (the site still in use) and as a young woman she became a tele-phone operator work-ing at the telephone exchange building which stood between the Milne home and the store at the corner of Sooke River Road. When Nan’s elder sis-ter Ella married, Nan took over her position as chief operator for BC Telephone Co.

Across the river, on the south side, Andre Robillard tended his greenhouses. He and his brother Raoul had run the Belvedere

Hotel, the legendary four-storey structure that was a social centre from its construction in 1912 to the day it was engulfed by flames

in 1934. After the fire, Raoul left for a career in Vancouver, and horti-culturist Andre ran the hotel’s greenhouses, supplying the Victoria market with flowers and produce.

Andre’s love for flow-ers almost equalled his passion for Nan, and every day, flowers were carried over the bridge to the telephone office to grace her workplace. I myself recall seeing bouquets of beautiful gladiolus being pre-sented to the blush-ing Miss Milne, who eventually managed a switchboard employing almost a dozen opera-tors. She remained in management until her retirement when Sooke went from magneto phones to direct-dialing in 1960.

The Robillards were of French origin and of the Roman Catholic faith, and it appeared that Nan’s dad, of strict Presbyterian outlook, did not view with favour a mixed-faith marriage. Edward Milne, for whom Edward Milne community school is named, passed away in 1943.

The long-delayed married bliss for Nan and Andre was brief, for Andre lived only until 1956.

Elida Peers, Historian

Sooke Region Museum

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Nan and Andy finally tied the knot after many years of courting.

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EDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorBritt Santowski Reporter

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I first heard of this concept from David Black a number of years ago.

At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative atti-tude was based mainly on my expe-rience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the dis-cussion of petroleum economics centered in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That atti-tude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expan-sion of existing refineries through-out North America. But after my ser-vice with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets.

My exposure to the phenome-nal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian inves-tors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initia-tive   a reality. The appetite for oil products   for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing sus-tainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade bar-riers like surprises with taxes, regu-

lations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a depend-able source of

supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refin-ery go ahead. David Black, with his years of dilligence , deserves our appreciation  for displaying the fore-sight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative .

The positive merits of the Kiti-mat   refinery are so profound that this project is really     beyond  any political persuasion . Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conser-vative   or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to BC  with this project.

This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dol-lars.

That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of any thing. So lets look at the “ on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C.

Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well explora-tion to the gas station, the jurisdic-tion that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the KFC Project that would mean sev-eral thousand mostly trade union jobs for the multi-year term of the construction  phase.

It would also mean the creation of over 3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running.

This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward healthcare, education, vital

services for the disabled and elderly would be immense.

But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC.

It also would provide much lower risk to the marine   environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like avia-tion fuel, gasoline and diesel These .products if ever spilt would be much less impactful  on the marine environment. They would also   be transported in smaller ships.

I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as  a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships.   Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in gov-ernment funding. Business activity especially in the challenged north west BC would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment.

Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it....but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder cap-ital.

Jim ShepardRetired President of Finning

and Canfor and a past Director of Imperial Oil.

The Kitimat Refinery project

Grants are not guaranteed

OUR VIEW

When the District of Sooke dispurses annual grant money, they have every right to ask for certain documents. They made some rules which they expect to be followed. The district has a budget of $223,757 for all community grants. That’s not chump change and it is the taxpayer who is putting that money into the grant pot. So. if council wants a report or a budget from any group, they should get it. Period. No arguments, no excuses.

The sense of entitlement from some people is pretty insulting. When going before council to ask for money to do whatever you deem important, don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

All of the groups and organizations who apply for grants have worthwhile

endeavors and they should all be treated the same. Play by the rules or suffer the consequences. That’s what council is there to do... ensure the taxpayers money is put to good use for the benefit of the whole community, not just a special interest group.

Service agreements are even more important because the associations/organizations don’t have to specify any particular project. Council funds those organizations and they don’t have to... they choose to. Just because a group was funded in the past, this does not guarantee they will be funded in the future, if the critera isn’t met, or if council decides to put taxpayers’ money elsewhere.

With money being tight and budgets even tighter, grants are harder to obtain from all levels of government. Be grateful for what you get, not angry about what you don’t get.

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More input needed

I note that you have given Lee Hindrichs considerable copy in her reply to my robust advice to Sooke Coun-cil.  I appreciate the historical background  and information in the response  article in spite of the tone of condescension in parts and the silly labelling of my dissident opinion as a “naysayer.” I will take on board much of this information in future deliberation on the matter.

I  acknowledge that our hard-working coun-cillors are working to correctly deal with the conflicting views on the merit of utilizing a part of John Phillips Memo-rial Park for the pro-posed Bike Skills Park and in no way directly disparage council’s effort. My concern is that the demo-cratic process  may be hijacked by one side due to organized pres-sure and that the tax-payers of Sooke are, in the future, perhaps left with the burden of administering and maintaining this proj-ect.

 Also,  I acknowledge that many volunteers and supporters of the Bike Skills Park being placed in the John Phillips green space  have put in consider-able time and personal effort in their cause with a view to achiev-ing their  aim; working together as a commu-nity group is always a rewarding and worth-

while experience.Finally, I must reiter-

ate that I fully support the establishment of a Bike Skills Park within Sooke with all its com-munity benefits; I sim-ply do not consider that John Phillips park is the only suitable venue.  Sooke, as we all know, has little in the way of open public spaces for the populace and visitors to enjoy; Ed Mcgregor Park is a jewel linked with the board walkway and the Rotary Pier, but it is lim-ited in size. Let us jeal-ously guard what we already have, not just for ourselves but for future generations.

I welcome the planned information meeting coming in June; hopefully, we will have firm information in regard to the pro-posed development in John Phillips memo-rial Park including trail routes, jumps, ramps and any added service buildings. This will enable all of us to have open dialogue and to assist council in mak-ing decisions which are beneficial socially and fiscally to all of our community.

 Errol A. Anderson        Sooke

Mining provides jobs

As local municipal

government repre-sentatives from B.C.’s coastal communi-ties prepare to meet in Sooke this Friday for the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) convention, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that our rural, resource-based towns and communi-ties have little in the way of economic diver-sity and rely largely on fishing, mining, for-estry, coal and gas.

  In fact, the mayors and councillors attend-ing the AVICC conven-tion will be considering a resolution on mining; a re-emerging industry that will have a posi-tive effect on all of our communities. Mining now contributes over $9-billion to B.C.’s econ-omy, and exploring for mineral deposits is a major source of safe, sustained economic activity for rural com-munities and the fami-lies who live in them.

 The mining industry in B.C. is responsible for 45,700 permanent jobs and generated over $930-million in government tax reve-nue last year, including $74-million generated directly for local munic-ipalities. And over the next 10 years it is esti-mated that new growth in mining and explora-tion will require 17,000 new workers.

Mining provides some of the highest paying jobs in B.C., and

Vancouver Island is geologically wealthy.

I therefore urge the mayors and councillors attending the AVICC convention to support mining and explora-tion in B.C.  The jobs this industry creates in B.C. will keep our chil-dren and grandchildren close to home support-ing local small busi-nesses and strength-ening our communi-ties for generations to come.

 Jesse McClintonVictoria

Refund my Bollywood cost

Fellow British Colum-bians: I did not autho-rize our provincial gov-ernment permission to use my money to fund the Bollywood extrava-ganza held in Vancou-ver this past weekend.  

I therefore would like my money refunded, either by certified cheque or better yet a tax receipt that I can put to good use when filing my 2013   income tax.

Patricia TimmsSooke

Question handling of bike park proposal

Like many others, we also are frustrated at how the entire bike skills park proposal for John Philips Memorial Park (JPMP) has been handled and question if there is something more going on. It has been over a year since the newly formed coun-cil heard the presenta-tion from Sooke Slow Food Cycle (SSFC), sup-ported by other “grass-roots” groups, in par-ticular a partnership between SSFC, Juan de Fuca Cycling Coalition and Sooke Bike Club (SBC). Residents need to see the building and financial plans from Alpine Parks (paid for by taxpayers) before the upcoming public meeting. Hopefully at this meeting, the pub-lic will finally get some answers to all the unan-swered questions as well as clarification.

We are not against a bike skills park but we do not agree on John Phillips Memorial Park (JPMP) for the location. We wonder how many new Sooke residents (or even older ones) don’t even know where JPMP is. Why has there

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We asked: Have you considered switching to filing your taxes online?

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never been any signage erected to identify it as such? Is everyone aware how large the 1.8 hectare area is that the SBC proposes to develop the bike park on? The pond and area south of the trails will be what is left for other public uses. Look up bike skills parks online if you do not know what they look like. Keep in mind that it is now to be built in phases over five years. The conceptual drawing from 2006 that council voted on show-ing one slalom trail is nothing like what has evolved. Bike parks are not built in residential areas for a reason and JPMP is surrounded by residences immedi-ately on the park and surrounding areas. What about access to the area and parking? Drainage is and will be an issue. No concern has been given as to environmental impact.

Why were no other locations looked at, in particular the existing

bike park located at SEAPARC, designed and built in 2006 by SBC and Jay Hoots (renowned bike park builder) with public donations and volunteers? Why did the SBC not talk to this builder to help make it usable again? SEAPARC is open to discussion. Does it not make sense to utilize what is already there rather than spend $300,000 starting from scratch?

JPMP is a large pub-lic green space and park for everyone to

use and any major decision as to what goes into it should be made by taxpayers. Of the two councillors who were appointed to act as liaisons between the council and SBC, one during the last election wanted to sell off most of the JPMP! Agreed that it could use some improve-ments and tidying up. Was this not voted on by past council to be done? Other towns would be envious to have such an area in

the centre of town to work with. It could be a more beautiful area if developed slowly and thoughtfully, perhaps using a qualified land-scape architect. Tax dollars already spent on this project could have been put towards some benches along the trails or the start of a play area for young children or maybe a trail around the perime-ter or work done on the pond to make it more attractive.

We realize that tour-ism is an important asset to Sooke and mountain biking is a popular sport, but why has the council so strongly focused on and promoted this one sport? There are many other sports, cultural events and attractions in and around Sooke to attract tourists and improve the economy.

Taxpayers expect unbiased behaviour, fairness and openness in addition to fiscal responsibility from our elected officials who were elected to look out for all of Sooke. Staff should not be spending time writing grants for any outside organization. Decisions that affect the future of Sooke and its park space should be made by residents and tax-payers of Sooke with-out influence or sway from sources outside of Sooke. Councils may come and go but once the green space in the centre of Sooke is gone - it’s gone. We need to treasure it and protect it.

Larry and Jeanette Umbach

Sooke

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lettersCont’d from page 9

Judy Burgess photo

Spring is definitely here when the robins start out taking a bath. Judy Burgess caught the action at her home.

Land Act:Notice of Intention to Applyfor a Disposition of Crown Land

Take notice that Three Point Properties (2006) Ltd. c/o Pacifi c Gateway Marina Ltd. 740 Handy Road Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 of, British Columbia, intends to make an application to Ministry of Forest and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a License - Commercial Land Tenure, Commercial Marina situated on Provincial Crown land located at District Lot 751 in the vicinity of San Juan Harbour.The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #0122104. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations at 142-2080 Labieux Rd. Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9 or emailed to: Authorizing Agency. [email protected] Comments will be received by MFLNRO until May 9th, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after that date. Please visit our website: http://.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.isp for more information.Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Adviser at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional offi ce.

Land Act:Notice of Intention to Applyfor a Disposition of Crown LandTake notice that Three Point Properties (2006) Ltd. c/o Pacifi c Gateway Marina Ltd. 740 Handy Road Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 of, British Columbia, intends to make an application to Ministry of Forest and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a License Commercial situated on Provincial Crown land located at Current Marina Site (DISTRICT LOT 751) in the vicinity of San Juan Harbour, Port Renfrew British Columbia.The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #0122104. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations at 142 - 2080 Labieux Rd. Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9 or emailed to: Authorizing Agency. [email protected] Comments will be received by MFLNRO until May 9th, 2013.MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after that date. Please visit our website: http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information.Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Adviser at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional offi ce.

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St. roSe of Lima roman catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945

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THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH YEALDING PLACE TO NEW

When an elderly man who is known to be a traditionalist, breaks with a six-century tradition of this stature, one has to wonder what in the world

is going on. He is operating completely out of character, and that is good, it bodes well for the future. It takes a great deal

of courage, particularly when you know the world is watching and wondering, wondering what is God up to now. Wondering

what does this mean for us who are here today, watching it all happen on our watch, and will we

have the courage to follow his lead. Today our society faces many challenges,

some quite ordinary, what we should expect as creation continues to unfold. Then there are some we have been putting aside far too long, and they

will require leaders and followers that are similarly able to break with numerous long standing traditions, that may no longer be relevant. The possibilities are enormous, and who knows, could even be the necessary impetus to get Vat. 2 back on course.

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Return to classical country music key to successPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

A trip to Missouri to see Mickey Gilley’s show turned out to be a revitalizing and thrilling experience for Sooke country singer Brice “B.K.” Morrison. He was waiting in line to get Gilley’s autograph and perhaps talk to him when he saw a karaoke sign. That was the turn-ing point for Morrison. He sang some coun-try songs and got a standing ovation. This caught Gilley’s notice and he invited Morri-son to sing on his tele-vision show.

“It was a real honour to be on there. I was on the same show as Mel Tillis. It was a thrill to be in the company of such legendary singers. I could hardly speak,” said Morrison.

Morrison is schedule to perform at the Sooke Legion on April 20.

And it’s no wonder Gilley was impressed with our local Sooke singer. Morrison has one of those voices that are just meant for coun-try songs. It’s a voice with deep undertones, reminiscent of classical country singers. It’s a voice with the history of living through the bad times and wait-ing for the good times. His early influences were Faron Young, Ray Prince, Conway Twitty

and Marty Robbins.Morrison began per-

forming at the age of 15 in 1988 and worked hard to make a name for himself in his home-town Victoria as a ver-satile, quality singer and entertainer. Soon he had performed all over Vancouver Island as well as in Vancou-ver, putting on shows and winning several tal-ent contests over the years.

He sang with many

different bands and just recently returned to his roots — old country music. He thinks it has an honesty and integ-rity not found in many other musical genres.

Now he is currently on the “comeback trail” with more focus and drive than ever thanks mainly to the involve-ment of the special lady in his life, personal love and support from some very special friends

and family and their belief in his talent and that it’s “never too late to follow your dreams.”

Morrison is working on a CD and will have it when he performs for a dinner show at the Sooke Royal Cana-dian Legion on April 20. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the bar in the Legion.

NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 10, 2013 www.sookenewsmirror.com ARTS • 11

Morrison finding his country roots

Submitted photo

Sooke’s B.K. Morrison has found his “voice” and is one the comeback trail.

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Land Act:Notice of Intention to Applyfor a Disposition of Crown LandTake notice that T’Sou-ke Nation (Band Council #657) of Sooke, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a Licence of Occupation – Shellfi sh (Pacifi c Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), Sub-Surface Longline Culture) situated on Provincial Crown land located at Sooke Basin/Sooke, BC. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File # 1414070. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Manager, Aquaculture, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5M6, or emailed to: [email protected]. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until Thursday, May 9, 2013. MFLNRO will consider all comments received up to this date, and may not be responded to on an individual basis.

Please visit the website:http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information.Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor.

FIRE SEASON APRIL 1 to OCTOBER 31BURNING REGULATIONS

OPEN BURNING IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY AREADURING JULY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER

Within the District of Sooke: Open burning is permitted between sunrise and sunset from October 1 to May 31 subject to the following.• Properties outside the Sewer Specified Area (SSA) – All Days• Properties larger than 2500 sq meters and inside the SSA – All Days• Properties smaller than 2500 sq meters and inside the SSA – Any day which the Environment Canada Venting Index for Southern Vancouver Island is rated Fair or Good. (Venting index information can be found at 250 642-1612 or 1 888-281-2992)• Piles not to exceed 2x2x1 m (6 x 6 x 3 ft) in size on properties less than 0.8 hectares (2 acres)• Larger burn piles are permitted on properties greater than 0.8 hectares (2 acres)• The use of burn barrels is NOT permitted at any time.

Permits are required for ALL land clearing and machine built piles. (comply with venting index regs.)

Campfires are permitted at all times unless the Fire Danger Level is considered Extreme.For additional information refer to District of Sooke Bylaw 292 available on the web at www.sooke.ca

Within Otter Point, East Sooke and Shirley Fire Protection Districts of the CRD the following applies:

Open burning is permitted between sunrise and sunset from October 1 to June 30.

All Class A and Class B fires (open burning) require a permit to be issued by the fire department in the area in which the burning is to take place during the months of October, April, May and June. Class B burn piles shall not exceed 2m (6ft) in diameter and 1m (3ft) in height. A permit is not required for campfires and incinerator fires. If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, condi-tions are such that burning could become hazardous or create a nuisance, all burning approvals may be cancelled.

For complete burning information and regulations for these areas refer to CRD Bylaw 3452 available through the following link: www.otterpointfire.bc.ca/public_info/BL3452BuringRegulation.pdf

Please note the area where you live and then consult the appropriate burning regulations

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ARE NEEDED IN YOUR COMMUNITYDo you want to become more involved and give back to your community?Do you have a desire to help your neighbours in a time of need?Are you looking for some challenge and excitement in your life?If you answered Yes to the above, maybe you should consider becoming a volunteer firefighter?Applications are now available in person or online at the following agencies:

Sooke Fire Rescue Service 2225 Otter Point Road www.sooke.ca

Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department 3727 Otter Point Road www.otterpointfire.bc.ca

East Sooke Volunteer Fire Department 1397 Coppermine Road 250 642-4411

Shirley Volunteer Fire Department 401B Sherringham Point Road 250 646-2107

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Pirjo Raits photo

The lilies consideredThe fawn lilies are making a show along the small creek at the Sooke Potholes.

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Eleven years of lilies and artConsider the Lilies XIPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Eleven years ago, 11 women got together through a common bond of working with fibre. Each came with her own sensibility and talents and they founded a textile co-operative, Fibres & Beyond. They chal-lenge and support each other in the diverse mediums used by the artists. They manipu-late fibre in all sorts of ways: hooking, dye-ing, weaving, wrapping, stretching, embroider, stitch, sew and sculpt.

During each of the past 11 years, the

women have orga-nized a fibre show in

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show takes place at the lily strewn St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin.

The fibre artists in the 11th annual Consider the Lilies show and sale are: Linda Danielson, Gail Erickson, Joy Gar-nett, Irm Houle, Phyllis Lysionek,Judy Seeley, Joan Taylor, Elizabeth Tanner, Jessie Taylor-Dodd, Isabel Tipton, Mary Wolfe.

Elizabeth Tanner said the show is much the same as in previous years, although some of the artists are trying new techniques. At least two Sooke members experimenting with new ways of creating.

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“They are going in a little bit of a different direction,” said Tanner. “It’s exciting to do it again, it pushes us.”

Tanner said the church yard will be ablaze with lilies.

“They will be in their full glory on the 13th,” she said.

Consider the Lilies XI runs from April 13 to 21 at Old St. Mary’s Church, 4354 Metcho-sin Rd. Hours are Sat. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun. Apr. 14, 12 to 4:30 p.m. and Apr. 21, 12 to 4 p.m.

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Pirjo Raits photo

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Elizabeth Tanner, left, checks a vessel made by potter Stephen Cooke at Gallery West. On the right are a couple of paintings by Christopher Lucas.

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Eleven years of lilies and artConsider the Lilies XIPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Eleven years ago, 11 women got together through a common bond of working with fibre. Each came with her own sensibility and talents and they founded a textile co-operative, Fibres & Beyond. They chal-lenge and support each other in the diverse mediums used by the artists. They manipu-late fibre in all sorts of ways: hooking, dye-ing, weaving, wrapping, stretching, embroider, stitch, sew and sculpt.

During each of the past 11 years, the

women have orga-nized a fibre show in

the spring entitled Con-sider the Lilies XI. The

show takes place at the lily strewn St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin.

The fibre artists in the 11th annual Consider the Lilies show and sale are: Linda Danielson, Gail Erickson, Joy Gar-nett, Irm Houle, Phyllis Lysionek,Judy Seeley, Joan Taylor, Elizabeth Tanner, Jessie Taylor-Dodd, Isabel Tipton, Mary Wolfe.

Elizabeth Tanner said the show is much the same as in previous years, although some of the artists are trying new techniques. At least two Sooke members experimenting with new ways of creating.

“Joan Taylor has been reconstructing images, reconfiguring pieces,” said Tanner. Taylor is known for her

layers of fabric with machine stitching. Judy Seeley, as well as mak-ing her chennile gar-ments, will have some wall hangings combin-ing photography and stitches.

“They are going in a little bit of a different direction,” said Tanner. “It’s exciting to do it again, it pushes us.”

Tanner said the church yard will be ablaze with lilies.

“They will be in their full glory on the 13th,” she said.

Consider the Lilies XI runs from April 13 to 21 at Old St. Mary’s Church, 4354 Metcho-sin Rd. Hours are Sat. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun. Apr. 14, 12 to 4:30 p.m. and Apr. 21, 12 to 4 p.m.

Submitted photo

Judy Seeley’s chennile garments will be for sale at Consider the Lilies XI.

Pirjo Raits photo

Local works

Elizabeth Tanner, left, checks a vessel made by potter Stephen Cooke at Gallery West. On the right are a couple of paintings by Christopher Lucas.

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The Sooke Fine Arts Society is pleased to confirm the new juror panel for the  2013 Sooke Fine Arts Show. The jury, which includes Ellen Man-ning (Emerging Art Gal-lery, Victoria), Mary Jo Hughes (Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria) and Nigel Prince (Contem-porary Art Gallery, Vancouver), brings an exciting blend of per-spectives to this year’s show, which runs from July 26 - August 5.

“We’re delighted to be able to confirm the participation of such an eminent group of jurors,” says Janet Rayner-Thorn of the society’s adjudication committee. “All three bring a wealth of expe-rience to the table, and a vast range of exper-tise from the classical to the contemporary. I think the 2013 show will be quite unique – we’re excited to see the selections.”

Each year, a new panel of three jurors is invited to select the art-work that will be exhib-ited in the sprawling gallery in the SEAPARC Leisure Complex. More than 1,300 submis-sions pour in from all of B.C.’s coastal islands, from across Vancouver Island, the Queen Char-lottes and Gulf Islands. 

Jurors choose from submissions across a wide range of visual fine arts media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramic, glass, jewellery, fibre and mixed media, and award cash prizes total-ling more than $12,000 to outstanding pieces in various categories.

“A new and indepen-dent jury plays a big role in what makes the Sooke Fine Arts Show

so special,” says Show Coordinator Catherine Keogan. “This year’s jurors have quite eclec-tic backgrounds, with a great deal of interna-tional experience as well.” 

“B.C.’s coastal islands have long held a special attraction for artists, and some of the best art in Canada is coming from this region,” notes Ms Keogan. “It will be very interesting to see

how the jurors inter-pret such a wide range of talent.”

About the JurorsNigel Prince is enter-

ing his third year as Executive Director of Vancouver’s Contem-porary Art Gallery. He brings a wealth of inter-national art experience to this year’s show, having previously col-laborated with many museums and galleries worldwide.

Mary Jo Hughes  is the Director of the Uni-versity of Victoria’s Art Collections, which con-sists of about 27,000 works of art. With an academic background in the arts, she has taught Canadian Art History at both the University of Winnipeg and University of Mani-toba. Her enthusiasm in showcasing regional artists is truly inspiring.

Ellen Manning  is the

founding Director of the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, located on Victoria’s popular Fort Street. Ms Manning’s interest in contempo-rary art has taken her around the world—from Europe to Asia.

Submissions are cur-rently under way, and will remain open until June 7, 4pm.

For more informa-tion visit www.sooke-finearts.com.

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Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels

The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:

- Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beautifi cation - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm - Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair – 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm

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Capital Regional District

Take notice that below is a copy of the proposed bylaws for which the electors of the East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Area within the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area of the Capital Regional District (CRD) will be asked to vote on the following question on Saturday, April 27, 2013: Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District Board adopting both of the following bylaws:a) Bylaw No. 3862, “East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2012” authorizing the Capital Regional District to increase the maximum annual requisition so that it will be the greater of FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($550,000) or $1.31 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of net taxable assessments for the purpose of funding the annual costs for the service, including operating costs and costs to design and construct a new fire hall in East Sooke; andb) Bylaw No. 3863, “East Sooke Fire Hall Loan Authorization Bylaw No.1, 2012” authorizing the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount not to exceed TWO MILLION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,120,000) for the purpose of designing and constructing a fire hall in East Sooke.YES or NO?

Bylaw No. 3862A Bylaw To Amend Bylaw 3390 “East Sooke Fire Protection Local Service Bylaw No. 1, 2006”

The Board of the Capital Regional District in open meeting assembled enacts as follows:1. Bylaw No. 3390, “East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2006” is hereby amended as follows:By deleting Section 5 in its entirety and replacing it with the following:“5. The maximum amount that may be requisitioned under Section 800.1(1)(e) for the Local Service will be the greater of: (a) Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 550,000); or (b) a property value tax rate of $1.31 per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) that, when applied to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the Service Area, will yield the maximum amount that may be requisitioned for the Service.” 2. This Bylaw may be cited as “East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2012”.

Bylaw No. 3863A Bylaw to Authorize the Borrowing of Two Million One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars

($2,120,000) for Construction of a New Fire Hall for theEast Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Area

WHEREAS:A. The Board of the Capital Regional District adopted Bylaw No. 3390, “East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2006”, as amended, to provide a service (“the Service”) for the purpose of fire prevention, fire suppression, and emergency response; The Board of the Capital Regional District wishes to design, construct and operate a new fire hall in connection with the Service (the “Project”); B. The estimated cost of the Project, including expenses incidental thereto to be funded by debt servicing, is the sum of Two Million One Hundred Twenty Thousand dollars ($2,120,000), which is the amount of debt intended to be authorized by this bylaw;C. Pursuant to Section 823.1 of the Local Government Act, participating area approval is required and shall be obtained by assent of the electors under Section 801.2 of the Local Government Act;D. The approval of the Inspector of Municipalities is required under Section 819 of the Local Government Act; andE. It is proposed that the financing of the Project is to be undertaken by the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia pursuant to proposed agreements between that Authority and the Capital Regional District.NOW THEREFORE the Board of the Capital Regional District in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows:1. The Board is hereby empowered and authorized to undertake and carry out or cause to be carried out the planning, study, design and construction of works for the provision of the facilities and equipment for the purpose of the Project in connection with the Service and to do all things necessary in connection with the Project and without limiting the generality of the foregoing: (a) to borrow upon the credit of the Regional District a sum not exceeding Two Million One Hundred Twenty Thousand dollars ($ 2,120,000); (b) to acquire all such real property, easements, rights-of-way, leases, licenses, rights or authorities as may be requisite or desirable for or in connection with the Project.2. The maximum term for which debentures may be issued to secure the debt intended to be created by this bylaw is fifteen (15) years.3. This Bylaw may be cited as the “East Sooke Fire Hall Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2012”.The purpose of Bylaw No. 3862 is to increase the maximum allowable tax levy in order to raise sufficient revenue for construction of the new fire hall over the 15-year debt servicing period. The purpose of Bylaw No. 3863 is to authorize the borrowing of up to $2,120,000 for the fire hall project.

Taxation ImpactThe fire hall project will cost an estimated additional $263.56 per year per average household valued at $499,165, if the entire $2,120,000 amount is borrowed. Bylaw Nos. 3862 and 3863 apply to the East Sooke Fire and Emergency Response Service Area in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. A copy of the complete bylaws and this notice may be viewed at the following CRD locations, from March 28 to April 26, 2013, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays:• Public Notice Posting Place, Main Floor, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria• Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning Office, #2-6868 West Coast Road, SookeThe bylaws and information on the referendum process and the new fire hall project, may be viewed on the CRD website: http://www.crd.bc.ca/about/elections/eastsooke-firehall.htm

Voting OpportunitiesThe voting place will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 to qualified electors of the East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Area within the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area at:• East Sooke Community Centre (Fire Hall), 1397 Coppermine Road, SookeAdvance Voting Opportunities will be available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at:• East Sooke Community Centre (Fire Hall), 1397 Coppermine Road, Sooke

Elector QualificationsResident Elector - You are entitled to vote as a Resident Elector if you are 18 years or older on voting day (April 27, 2013), are a Canadian Citizen, have resided in British Columbia for the past six months and within the boundaries of the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to voting day. If registering on voting day, you must provide two documents proving identity and residency (one must have a signature).Non-Resident Property Elector - If you are 18 years or older on voting day (April 27, 2013), are a Canadian Citizen, have resided in British Columbia for the past six months, have owned and held registered title to property within the boundaries of the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to voting day, do not qualify as a Resident Elector, you may vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector provided that you:a) have registered on or before March 21, 2013, or b) apply at the time of voting. The following information is required at the time of application: • a recent title search, state of title certificate, or property tax notice, showing the names of all of the registered owners, • 2 pieces of identification proving identity and residency (one must have a signature), and • in the case of more than one owner of the property, a completed consent form signed by the majority of the owners designating you as the person entitled to vote for the property (original signatures only; facsimiles of signatures not acceptable). A copy of the consent form may be downloaded from: www.crd.bc.ca/about/elections/documents/ConsentFormforNRPE.pdfPlease Note: 1) Only one Non-Resident Property Elector may vote per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. Further, you may vote for only one property, no matter how many properties you own within the jurisdiction. 2) You may register on voting day if you meet the qualifications set out above. If you are already registered as a Non-Resident Property Elector, (ie. your name appears on the List of Registered Electors annotated with a “P”), and provided that you still meet all of the requirements of the Local Government Act in order to be registered under this category, you are not required to re-register in order to vote.3) No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector, and no corporation is entitled to vote. Individuals who are on title with corporations are not entitled to register or vote. Individuals who own an undivided interest in land on which the balance is held by a corporation are not entitled to vote.The following are acceptable classes of documents for proof of identity: BC driver’s licence, BC ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch, BC CareCard or Gold CareCard, Request for Continued Assistance form SDES8, Social Insurance Card (Canada), Citizenship Card (Canada), Real property tax notice (municipal or rural), Credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution, Utility bill.For questions regarding voting and voter registration call the CRD @ 250.360.3129 or Toll Free 1.800.663.4425 local 3129, or Tom Moore @ 250.472.0059.Dated this 28th day of March , 2013Thomas F. MooreChief Election Officer

Notice of Other Voting Opportunity East Sooke Fire Hall Referendum

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Caden is one lucky little dogThe mis-adventures of a chihuahua

Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

A beloved chihua-hua-cross owned by five-year-old Mia (and cared for by her mother Lisa Wilson and aunt Cara Wilson) has been found, after being miss-ing for 15 days.

Caden the mostly-chihuahua dog has been returned home. She went missing from the French Road area just off Grant, and she was found 2.2 kilome-tres away on Sellars Road, just off Otter Point.

The little chihuahua survived just over two weeks in bear and cou-gar country patrolled by hungry owls in some really cold, frosty nights that dipped down to minus three.

Cadan was found early in the morning on someone’s porch hun-grily eating cat food as the indignant feline

owner -o f - the -bowl watched on.

Cara said that Caden’s front paw was stuck under her collar, and that the leash (that she was wearing when she bolted) was not to be seen. Caden also had a pretty big gash in her shoulder. The gash came from Caden try-ing to step through her collar, and resulted in a fair number of stitches. The metal license on Caden’s collar is com-

pletely wrecked. All of these periphery traces speak to an adventure that will be known only by Caden.

After being returned home, and after a brief pit-stop at Mia’s school so that she knew her dog had been found, Caden was taken to the vet’s for attention.

Newly returned, Caden was also a recent addition to the family, having been adopted only three weeks before

she bolted. She was res-cued from a puppy mill, and plucked the fam-ily’s heartstrings this past March. Thus she found a new home here in Sooke, only to go on a two-week-plus-one-day adventure in the wilderness.

The social media reach of this story has been massive. The Sooke News Mir-ror, along with several other groups and indi-viduals, also posted social-media miss-ing notices for Caden. While we can’t speak for others, we can tell you that two our post-ings for missing Caden were seen by 4,292 peo-ple.

What a group of peo-ple with a shared inter-est can accomplish! The power of social media combined with the huge number of pet enthusiasts has been overwhelming.

The family would like to extend a huge thanks to the many people who kept a look out for their little newly adopted dog. There were sightings reported throughout

Sooke, including Whif-fin Spit, Kaltasin, Rho-donite and, where she was ultimately found, Sellars Road. Lisa said the residents on Sellars Road were incredible, diligently keeping an eye out for a wandering chihuahua. The grati-tude from the Wilson family is tremendous, and their appreciation heartfelt when they consider the massive community effort that it required to achieve this happy ending.

It was the ongoing sightings that kept the Wilson’s family’s hopes alive. On Thursday, the day before Caden was found, there were three sightings on Sel-lars. This sent the fam-ily out searching during the day. And when the phone rang on Friday morning, two dishev-elled, freshly wakened women, Cara and Lisa, went off to be re-united with their charge.

Caden came home from the vet’s on Friday afternoon, paw in cast, and shoulder shaved and stitched up. But safe and sound. A happy reunion indeed!

Submitted photo

Caden recovers at Otter Point Veterinary Hospital from her adventures.

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What’s Up in Sooke This WeekThurs.April 1155+ CLUB DAYAt People’s DrugmartCOMMUNITY HEALTHCHI: T’Sou-ke Nation Health Office, 2154 Lazzar Rd. 10 a.m. to noon. All meetings are open. SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m. Pool Darts 7:30 p.m.

Fri.April 12VITAL VITTLESFree lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONShort mat bowling 1-3 p.m. $11 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m.Drop-in Darts 8 p.m. Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m.

Sun.April 14ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDrop-in Pool @ 1 p.m. Blue Grass Music 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Mon.April 15CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONShort mat bowling 1-3 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m.Pool League 7 p.m. ZEN OPEN HOUSEZen Open House at the Zen Centre, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

Tues.April 16BABY TALK 2013Cues: What Is My Baby is Telling Me? At CASA building, 2145 Townsend Road from 10-11:30 a.m. SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info.YOUTH CLINICYouth Clinic (13-25), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic, 4-7 p.m.DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSESSooke Dog Club, Tues nights info 250-642-7667.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Public Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in, no reg required. For info, call 250-642-3022.

Wed.April 17ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLadies Darts 12 p.m. Shuffleboards 6:30 p.m.NASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 250-642-7520.DID YOU KNOW?Did you know that today is Blah Blah Blah Day? This special day is for you to do all the things everyone’s been nagging you about. So: quit smoking, get a real job, lose weight, gain weight, and take out the trash! Now you know!

Sat.April 13ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m. Drop-in jam session 6 p.m.

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

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Join in the fun on April 14, the planet’s International Moment of Laughter Day. You can celebrate by:• laughing out loud at the funny cards in a greeting

card shop• calling a friend to share a funny story• getting naked, looking in the mirror and laughing• buying a “laugh-box” in a joke shop and turning

it on at work or at home• showing your baby pictures to someone who’s

never seen them• thinking up your own way to get someone else to

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April 14: Moment of Laughter Day

Mia’s so glad

Caden’s been found!

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The “Originals Only” fi ne art show and sale will be held on Aug.,10, & 11th 2013 at the Town of Comox Marina.

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This unique outdoor event is open to fi ne artists living on Vancouver Island, the sur-rounding outer islands and

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MOBIlE FOR SAlE Affordable retreat in Port Hardy! 3 BRDM, bath mobile with full addition in Beaver Harbour Park, just $39,000! Recent upgrades include roof, electric, counter tops, bath, flooring, and more. Owner may carry with min. down. 250-896-2273 for further info.

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Meat draw, 50/50 and raffle baskets.

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with valuable “growth opportunities,” and we can learn a lot from those who have trav-elled a road before us. This makes accident-site analysis invaluable.

One of the biggest studies of motorcycle accidents is the Euro-pean Commission’s MAIDS, or Motorcy-cle Accident In-Depth Study, which was co-funded by the Euro-

pean Commission. Investigators looked at 923 cases of motorcy-cle accidents.

The primary cause of all accidents were determined mostly to be attributed to human error. Human error falls into four main catego-ries: perception failure (not seeing), compre-hension failure (seeing but not understand-ing), decision failure (seeing and under-standing, but not react-ing properly) and reac-tion failure (seeing and understanding, but not reacting at all).

Vehicle drivers (as opposed to powered-two-wheelers) were found to be at fault in just over 50 per cent of the time. Primary contributing factors to their human errors were, in order of fre-quency:

Perception failure: 36.6 percentTraffic-scan errors: 62.9 per cent

Faulty traffic strate-gies: 40.6 per cent Speed differential: 4.8 per cent Information derived

from motorcycle acci-dents clearly show us that other vehicles are a detriment to the health of any biker. Bik-ers need to drive to be seen. This is why it is important that riders learn defensive riding strategies. We cannot control other drivers, but we can control how we ride in their midst. Defensive riding means that you are compen-sating for other drivers’ stupidity.

But we’re not that perfect either. Riders of powered two-wheelers were at fault a whop-ping 37.4 per cent of the time -- and we tend to be at fault over four times more often than drivers when it comes to speed. Primary con-tributing factors to our human errors were, in the same order as above:

Rider inattention: 10.6 percentTraffic-scan errors: 27.7 per centFaulty traffic strate-gies: 32.2 per centSpeed differential:18 per centAnd keep in mind

that these num-bers precede hand-held communication devices (iPhones, cells, androids and other thingamajigs). We need to manually add this deadly distraction to our mental-alerts sys-tems.

Maybe I’m biased having worked for almost a decade as a motorcycle safety instructor, but I do strongly recommend motorcycle training for all riders, experienced or not. We need to com-

pensate for others, and we need to sharpen up our own emergency responses. Decision failure and reaction fail-ure can be overcome with proper training.

Thinking you know something when you actually don’t can be detrimental to your health. And when flesh meets metal, who’s at fault becomes trivial; it’s the biker who pays. The burden is on us bikers to do everything we can, so that we can continue to play on two wheels.

We have great safety schools on the Island and fantastic instructors. Do your-self a favour, do your research, and smarten up by taking a course.

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Darlene Duncan rides through some training cones at a Vancouver Island motorcycle safety school.

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Sooke’s own Kurt Horne is one 28 play-ers invited to the Cana-dian Junior National Team’s spring training camp this month. On April 11, Horne will be heading to Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida. This 16-year-old Sooke “south paw” (left-handed batter, left-handed pitcher) is in Grade 11 at Edward Milne community School.

In conversation, Horne said that he’s been playing baseball for 12 years, since he was four years old.

“I followed after my brother and my dad playing baseball,” he said, acknowledging the inspirational lead from his older brother Kyle and his father,

Rocky. “He [Rocky] pretty

much taught me everything I know,” said Kurt, “All of the fundamentals and the mechanics of the sport.”

When he gets to Orlando, Horne will already know his way around. This is not his first time at base-ball camp. He also attended last year’s fall instructional camp as a rookie, a 10-day training camp in Octo-ber also held at the same complex in Flor-ida.

The fall camp was an incredible learning experience for Horne. It’s made him a stron-ger player.

According to a press release sent out last week by Vic-toria Eagles Baseball, “Horne … enjoyed a successful rookie sea-

son with the Victoria Eagles Premier team, logging 55 innings on the mound with an

ERA of 2.00 and a 5-2 record. The Sooke teen, in Grade 11 at Edward Milne com-

munity school, also helped the BC Selects capture a silver medal at the Canada Cup last summer throw-ing eight innings while striking out 10, including two shutout innings in the final.”

“It was a great expe-rience. There was lots of knowledge that I was able to pick up on and bring back and share with my team,” Horne recalls.

When he’s at camp, Horne says, there’s not much time for any-thing other than base-ball. And indeed, their agenda is packed. The mornings are typically filled with practice ses-sions, and every day they will play an exhi-bition game. On Tues-day April 16, they will have the opportunity to face the Toronto Blue Jays at the Bobby Mattick Complex.

As for aspirations for this upcoming camp, Kurt plans to continue with an accelerated learning curve.

“I hope to show them how much I’ve improved since they’ve last seen me. And I’m hoping to earn another spot in the next camp. I’m also hoping to keep learn-ing more and more about the game and what I can do to be better at it.”

The next camp is the Dominican Sum-mer League which will be held in late May.

Juggling school and baseball is a challeng-ing balancing act, but he hasn’t dropped the ball yet.

In preparation for the baseball camp, Horne is working hard to get ahead in school so that he doesn’t fall

behind in his 10 day absence.

His passion for baseball is abundantly clear. He hopes to see it in his future for a long time, giving back to the community that has inspired him along his current jour-ney. “I’d love to play professional baseball. In 30 years from now, I’d still like to be play-ing baseball,” says Horne, “like coaching and working with kids, helping them with the game.”

But for now, he’ll focus on the moment and work on improv-ing his pitch and grow-ing his game. You’ll see him in the number 13 jersey when he’s playing with Victoria Eagles, in the BC Pre-miere, and in number 31 when he’s with Team Canada, in the Jr National League.

A field of dreams for Sooke’s southpaw

Rocky Horne, photoIntensely focused, Kurt Horne winds up for the pitch.

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Sooke Seahawk Football’s Atom team (11 and 12 year olds) reported on Sunday’s tilt against the ever cunning Saanich Wol-verines. With kicker extraordinaire, #72 Simon Herald placed the kick-off well behind all Saanich players, and our kick-off team sur-rounded them with no gains at all.

Our D-line, anchored by nose-tackle Jacob Barney and D-tackle Spencer “tank” Logan (with 9 play-ending tackles) and # 3 Jacob LaMontagne, got the only quarterback sack of the game. A sack occurs when the quar-terback is tackled from behind the scrimmage line before they can throw a forward pass.

Newcomer defensive-end #19 Keegan Quinn-Young kept the back-field free of any gains with his first intercep-tion of the campaign. Quinn-Young had four cross-field tackles ending, many a downfield rush from the Wolverines-Free safety Ben Powers.

Newcomers Nakoda Ward, Peter Wahl, Joshua Campana, and Keefe Mon-teiro  all had excellent debuts on defence.

Offence was run by awesome quarter-back Jared Steele, with many a good hand-off and pitch and stand-ing tall in the pocket. There was excellent O-line blocking led by first-year centre Miguel Black, great tackles by Josh Wass and Jacob LaMontagne, and

strong guards Caleb Carrier and newcomer Jacob “the mountain” Daly. New tight-ends Carson Montague and Riley Stratton held off the Saanich defence admirably. Wing-backs Kieran  Franklin and Thomas Lowerison completed the starting offensive line-up.

Ultimately, the game belonged to newly acquired tail-back #60 Owen “the animal” Cheng, who along with first year fullback    Hunter Nicks  blocked, fought and clawed his way to his first and only touch-down.

The final score was Saanich 12-6, and the next game is scheduled for Oak Bay on April 14. The Sooke Seahawk

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Sacks and nose-dives, Sooke Seahawks see it all

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Sooke Seahawk’s played a strong game on Sunday

The Sooke Tsuna-mis U-15 girls soccer team finished their sea-son on a high, finishing as champions with the U15 Silver District Cup. As a team, they made it to the Lower Island Dis-trict Cup finals,   which was played on Saturday, April 6 at West Hills sta-dium.

They won their soc-cer match against Cowichan, with a final score of 2-1  in a well-fought battle.

The game started with the Tsunamis dominating the first half and seeing many chances to score. For-

wards Cassidy Logan and Hailey Dimock had many opportunities, with the support of their mid-fielders  Mor-ganne Orchard, Alexis George,  Mary Gaj, Mor-gan O’quinn and Taylor Benard. In spite of all efforts,  the ball would not go in the net.  

The back line played tight  with Rachael Wiebe as sweeper,   Katija Pallot as stopper, and the out-side defenders Kiomi Yates, Sarah Ehman and Riley McLean. Goalkeeper  Hope Mil-lard made some out-standing saves in the

first half.  At halftime, the score

was still tied, 0-0. Cowichan came

out very strong in the second half, penetrat-ing the back line and scoring. The Tsunamis worked very hard with several more attempts to score, but the soccer gods were not shining on Sooke that day -- or so it seemed.

The ball came to out-side mid-fielder Tay-lor Benard who took a shot and scored to tie up the match. The game was very intense. Sooke   dealt with the pressure, and contin-

ued to make many more attempts to score, with a shot that rebounded off Cowichan goal-keeper.

At last, with only min-utes left in the game, Rebecca Stauffer had a shot. And she placed it well, scoring the win-ning goal.

The girls played a well-fought battle, and  Alexis George was picked MVP for Sooke Tsunamis for the match. Congratulations Tsunamis for being such champions!

A real nail-biter, right down to the last minute

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The Sooke Tsunamis proudly model their Silver District Cup and medals.

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On March 16-17, the Sooke swimmers joined up with their Island Swimming team-mates from around Victoria and com-peted in the Duncan Spring Break Invita-tion in Duncan, B.C. The swimmers,  Lucy Bridal, Clarke Hopkins, Katie Houlahan, Dan-iel Prissick, Nickolas Ralph, Tekahra Tar-nowski, and Christian Zakharchuk,  did an exceptional job, prov-ing that all their hard work from the winter season has begun to pay off. 

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Spring break swim meet

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Four swimmers taking a break (from left to right) Nick Ralph, Daniel Prissick, Clarke Hopkins and Christian Zakharchuck.

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Sooke U14 Girls Soccer won a District Cup on Saturday April 6, beating Saanich Fusion 1-0, and becoming gold medal champs. Winning goal scored by Cassidy Childs assisted by Xayla Westgate.

Girls’ soccer goes for gold, and scores

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How’sFishing?

All anglers are encouraged to take in the Awareness Film Night screening of Salmon Confidential tonight at Edward Milne community school the-atre at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the film is to show the mys-

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The Lancaster family from Lynden, Washington had a good day on the water this past weekend with Vicious Fish Charters out of Port Renfrew. Halibut fishing has been really good with lots of nice fish in the 30 to 50 pound range.