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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Agreement #40110541 NEWS MIRROR Editorial Page 8 Community Page 21 Sports/stats Page 24 TOUR A FARM The 2013 Sooke Farm Tour takes place Aug. 18 Page 21 SOOKE Pirjo Raits photos Thanks to our firefighters Fire completely destroyed the office building at Evergreen Centre. Top left, firefighters on a ladder truck attempt to quell the blaze running through the roof. Top right, hoses were directed at the fire, with up to 45 firefighters on the scene since the early morning hours of July 31. Right, a police dog is utilized in the suspected arson. Bottom right, Sooke Fire and Rescue firefigthers help salvage what they can from the office of the Sooke News Mirror. Bottom right, Firefighters take action. Full story page 3. Classifieds P18 • 75 ¢ Derek Parkinson 250-642-0405 NEW LOCATION! Coching Mortgage Corp. 103 - 6739 West Coast Rd. Sooke Across the street from the Post Office 250.479.3333 Details at: www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis Very Private and delightful. If you don't mind "small" & are looking for a perfect "cabin in the woods"....this is it! Very cute & tidy 2 story two bedroom home built in 1998 on 5.5 rocky acres. Bright & open floor plan with main level living & dining area, kitchen, laundry & 4 pce bath. Up a small spiral staircase is a Master Bedroom with ocean views, 2nd bedroom + 2 pc bathroom. Lots of options to add on...now ready for viewing…. email: [email protected] Tranquil Country Cabin $264,900 Real Trends Magazine 2013

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Page 1: Sooke News Mirror, August 07, 2013

C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

Black PressWednesday, August 7, 2013 Agreement#40110541

NEWSM I R R O R

Editorial Page 8

Community Page 21

Sports/stats Page 24

TOUR A FARMThe 2013 Sooke Farm Tour takes

place Aug. 18 Page 21

SOOKE2x1mtg ctr

Pirjo Raits photos

Thanks to our firefightersFire completely destroyed the office building at Evergreen Centre. Top left, firefighters on a ladder truck attempt to quell the blaze running through the roof. Top right, hoses were directed at the fire, with up to 45 firefighters on the scene since the early morning hours of July 31. Right, a police dog is utilized in the suspected arson. Bottom right, Sooke Fire and Rescue firefigthers help salvage what they can from the office of the Sooke News Mirror. Bottom right, Firefighters take action. Full story page 3.

Classifieds P18• 75¢

Derek Parkinson250-642-0405

NEW LOCATION!Coching Mortgage Corp.

103 - 6739 West Coast Rd. Sooke

Across the street fromthe Post Office

250.479.3333 Details at: www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis

Very Private and delightful. If you don't mind "small" & are looking for a perfect "cabin in the woods"....this is it!

Very cute & tidy 2 story two bedroom home built in 1998 on 5.5 rocky acres. Bright & open floor plan with main level living & dining area, kitchen, laundry & 4 pce bath. Up a small spiral staircase is a Master Bedroom with ocean views, 2nd bedroom + 2 pc bathroom. Lots of options to add on...now ready for viewing….

email: [email protected]

Tranquil Country Cabin $264,900

Real Trends Magazine 2013

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Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

In the early morning of July 31, a structurally devastating fire ripped through the front part of the Evergreen Mall at 6660 Sooke Road in Sooke. All business contained in that build-ing have had their offices and workspaces completely demol-ished. Included in this list of casualties are the Sooke Dance Studio, RBC Royal Bank, Hub International Insur-ance, Sooke News Mir-ror, and PowerSoft Development Corp.

The fire started at around five in the morning and at one point was fairly con-tained. A firefighter said the spaces between the walls allowed the fire to spread rapidly within the building, shooting from office to office.

“We have the Sooke News Mirror, there’s an insurance office, there a dance studio upstairs, (and) a soft-ware company. The majority of the upstairs was vacant,” said Fire Chief Steve Sorenson when he spoke to the media.

The businesses behind the front run, from the liquor store onward, were relatively unaffected, although access to Interac and Internet was limited. A fire wall separating the liquor store from the rest of the building, and an alleyway behind the building separat-ing it from the other businesses, protected the rest of the mall. A firefighting crew on the roof steadily monitored the situation, to ensure that the fire didn’t spread.

“At this point,” Sorensen continued, “we’re calling it a suspi-cious fire. It appears it may have started at the

back, at the rear of the bank building.” When asked if it started in the dumpster, Sorensen replied, “We’re not too sure what it is at this point, but it’s definitely suspicious.”

As for how it began, Sorensen said, “It looks like started on the ground floor and it trav-elled up in the wall to the second floor.”

The police were also on site, and employed the services of a police dog on the morning of the fire. They also included a forensic identification section “as well as a general investigation section out of our Island Dis-trict headquarters,” said Staff Sergeant Steve Wright. “We’ve got some informa-tion to follow up on. It may or may not be an arson, we don’t know yet; it could have been an accident. We’re not jumping to any conclu-sions.”

District of Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne was looking on as the building stood in smol-dering ruins.

“It’s an old building. I think it was built in the early 70s,” said Milne.

“The fire departments have done a great job; I think they’ve done everything they could. It was a very difficult fire to deal with. A couple (of firefighters) just got out before stuff started collapsing. It’s a dangerous fire, and aggressive fire, to deal with.”

Milne wrapped up by acknowledging the collaboration of other fire stations in the area. “Thank goodness for cooperation with places like Langford, Otter Point, East Sooke, and Metchosin who have all come here to

help out.”The fire heavily taxed

the water supplies in the Helgeson reservoir. By 10 a.m., Sorensen said that they were down to half. “At one point we were going through five thousand gallons a minute.”

Later that same day, the CRD announced that water supply to Sooke residents has been returned to nor-mal. “This morning, the large amounts of water needed to fight a major structure fire in Sooke raised concerns about drawing down the water level in Helgeson

Reservoir. This con-cern has now passed and the water supply to Sooke residents is returning to normal,” read a notice on their website.

“Definitely the big-gest fire of the year,” wrapped up Sorensen, “maybe even in the last few years.”

There were no reported injuries, though the firefighters did have to contend with the floor on the second floor over the bank collapsing.

By the early after-noon, demolition of the east wing of the build-ing that housed RBC had begun.

Just after eight, after the entire roof had been demolished, the fire crew was packing up for the night.

“It’s been a long day,” said Sorensen, after more than 14 hours of being on site. “And we’ll be back here at eight in the morning.” By the evening, there were no hot spots remain-ing, “But I wouldn’t be surprised if something pops up in the night.” Sorensen said “There will be security here all night.”

The Sooke News Mir-ror has taken up tem-porary residence at the Seaview Business

Centre, 1A - 6631 Sooke Road, just across the street from Home Hard-ware.

The Royal Bank will have ATM services available as of August 3 at the Chevron Town Pantry, located at 6610 Sooke Road. RBC staff will be available to meet with clients on site at Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 6660 Sooke Road. Staff will be available Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am - 5 pm, Friday: 9:30 am – 6 pm and Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm. As of Saturday, August 3, clients will be able to access their existing safe deposit boxes which have been safely moved from the Sooke branch to the RBC Westshore Town Centre branch at 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria.

Residents wanting to continue business with Hub International Lim-ited can go through the Colwood office (1736A Island Highway, 250-474-2310) or the Victo-ria location (2640 Doug-las St, 250-385-6313).

The Sooke Dance Stu-dio can be contacted through Facebook.

PowerSoft Devel-opment Corp can be reached by email, [email protected].

7x3peoples

4x3marlene arden

Thumbs up

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Need a job?WorkLink is offering

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 Food aNd

Farmssooke food tour

2013 takes place on Aug 18.

Visit LoCAL fArms from happy Valley to shirley.

mAke this A bike tour and enjoy the scenery along the way.

tiCkets At the sooke Country market on saturdays.

KudosthAnks to ALL of the

volunteers at the sooke fine Arts who helped make this an enjoyable and enriching experience for everyone involved, from the artists, musicians, art patrons and everyone who attended the show.

to eVeryone Who helped, gave encouragement, hugs, flowers and well wishes to the victims of the July 31 fire. And especially to all of the firefighters from the outlying areas who responded.

Fire devastates local businesses

Pirjo Raits photo

The Royal Bank has been leveled to the ground after the fire on July 31.

Did You Know? Sooke to Sidney sales up by over 11% for the month of July 2013 over July 2012. Sooke however is down by approx. 15% this July over July 2012. There was 26 residential sales (SFD,Twnhse,Dplx,Condo,Mobiles) 9 - under $300,000 8 - $300,000-$399,999 6 - $400,000-$499,999 2 - $500,000-$599,999

1 - $600,000-$700,000 Average selling price $347,599 Average days on market (DOM) 83 (this may not reflect relisting of houses)

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camPINg thIs summerAlong with the usual shelter, bedding , clothing and cooking supplies, make sure to pack the following basic first aid supplies:

• sunscreen• personal medication• antibiotic cream• sterile gauze pads• scissors• burn pads• blister pads

• bug repellant• band-aids• pain relievers• Benadryl tabs/liquid• Polysporin eye/ear drops• roll bandage• instant ice pack

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SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, august 7, 2013 www.sookenewsmirror.com • 5

Beecher Bay First Nation extends notice to vacate campground until September 1Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

The chief and coun-cil of Beecher Bay First Nation have agreed to extend the notice to vacate at the Beecher Bay campground, from the originally stated deadline of August 11 to September 1, 2013.

The campers, who had contracted the legal counsel of L. John Alexander, were initially requesting an extension of four months, ending on the end of November. This would have taken them past the next chief and council election, cur-rently scheduled for mid-October.

On July 19, 2013, Alexander sent a let-ter to the Beecher Bay First Nations pointing out that the transitory nature of the “camp-ground” was question-able as there were many residents who had lived there “in excess of 20 years.” He referenced English common law, and in his letter to the band wrote, “a person who pays half yearly in advance, becomes entitled to six months’ notice of termination.”

In a letter of response dated July 24, Melinda J. Skeels — the legal counsel for the Scai’new First Nation (also known as Beecher Bay First Nation) — states that application of common law is not applicable to the ten-ants at the Beecher Bay campground.

“In fact, it is the Indian Act which gov-erns,” writes Skeels in

the response. Calling upon the 1965 Regina v. Devereux case, Skeels writes that in the absence a “permit in writing” from the min-ister responsible, any written or oral agree-ment with chief and council to allow land usage to anyone other than a member of the band is void.

A 2003 paper written by Christopher Alcan-tara (Individual prop-erty rights on Canadian Indian Reserves) sheds some light on this ref-erence. In 1950, non-Indian Harry Devereaux was given a 10-year lease on a parcel of land at the request of a Six Nations band mem-ber, with the approval of the Minister of Indian Affairs, as permitted by the Indian Act. When the lease expired, and after two minister-approved

one-year extensions, the band passed a band council resolu-tion (BCR) to evict Mr. Devereaux, stating he was unlawfully in pos-session of the land (the band member origi-nally requesting the lease had since died).

“The Supreme Court of Canada decided in favour of the Attorney General,” writes Alcan-tara, “holding that since the expiry of the lease of the leases, the defen-dant could not point to any provision in the Indian Act which gave him lawful possession of the land (SCR 570). Therefore, according to this case, an indi-vidual non-Indian could acquire a lease from a CP holder in two main ways: through s. 58(3) or s. 28 (2) of the Indian Act, both of which required the consent of

the Minister of Indian Affairs.”

According to the let-ter from Skeels, as per the Indian Act and the 1965 ruling, the camp-ers “are in trespass on Scia’new lands. This is so regardless of any leases, of whatever term, that may have purportedly been made in respect of the land at issue, on behalf of the Scia’new or otherwise” as there was no Minis-terial Agreement.

Skeels writes, “my clients agree that an orderly and reason-able transition to their new use of their lands would be in everyone’s best interest. It has come to their attention that vacating by August 11, 2013 may cause hardship to some occu-pants as it falls in the middle of the month. In recognition of this fact,

as a gesture of goodwill and to allow some time for discussion between all involved, my cli-ents have decided to extend the closure of the Campground until September 1, 2013.”

Skeels further states the band chief and council are “willing to explore the possibil-ity of delaying the clo-sure of certain portions of the Campground in order to, on a case-by-case basis, allow some of your clients (ie the campers) more time to make arrangements.”

The campers, torn between compliance, the need for time and, in many cases, abject poverty, are still explor-ing options at their semi-weekly meetings while simultaneously holding garage sales, mentally detaching from the community and seeking new resi-dences.

The Beecher Bay First Nation is exploring a partnership with the David Butterfield of the Trust for Sustainable Development. A sepa-rate vote by the band members will first need to be held before enter-ing into any contract.

Previous attempts by Beecher Bay First Nation to develop have been entertained in 2010, when Beecher Bay proposed to bring in a destination resort and casino; in 2011, a “Garbage to Gas” proj-ect; and again in 2012, when there was talk of a Fish Hatchery.

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The District of Sooke gives notice of its intention to consider the adoption of Bylaw No. 574, West Coast Road Closure and Disposal Bylaw, 2013.

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The District of Sooke also gives notice of its intention to dispose of the closed road property and convey the closed road in fee simple to the registered owners of the adjacent parcel at 7707 West Coast Road owned by ANTON RABIEN, TRACY LYNN FORSBERG, JOHN DAVID MORPHET and HELEN MARY ROSS in exchange for dedication of West Coast Road provided in its actual constructed location.

This bylaw will be considered by the Council at its meeting on August 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the District of Sooke Council Chamber located at 2225 Otter Point Road. Persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission to the District of Sooke before the start of the meeting.

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On July 30, 2013, the Sooke Fire Rescue Department responded to one of the largest structure fires in the District of Sooke in many years. Unfor-tunately, the fire has destroyed the work-places of several major businesses.

On behalf of the Dis-trict of Sooke and coun-cil, I extend our sincere wishes for a speedy restoration to the Royal Bank, HUB Inter-national - Barton Insur-ance, Carol Cave Dance Studio, Sooke News Mirror and Zycomp Systems Limited.

I would like to thank everyone who came to our aid that day.

Otter Point, East Sooke, Metchosin, Lang-ford and Shirley fire departments and the Sooke RCMP who con-tinue to investigate the cause of the fire. Also the Provincial Ambulance Service, Mainroad Contracting and district staff for managing the detour of traffic from Sooke Road. To all the businesses who offered the fire-fighters water, food and hot drinks, and people from all over Sooke who came to help in

any way they could. A special thanks to the firefighters. The major-ity of the approximately 45 firefighters and fire support workers there that day were volun-teers. These volun-teers are the ones who

spend countless hours in practice each week preparing for some-thing like this, so hats off and a big thank you from the community.

Thank you.Mayor Wendal

Milne

On July 31, 2013 the Evergreen Mall located at 6660 Sooke Road, Sooke was partially destroyed by fire.

The incident is being investigated by the RCMP Island District General Investigative Services as an arson.

The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to help solve this crime. Specifically, the RCMP are interested in identi-

fying two potential wit-nesses who were seen in the area of the fire during the early morn-ing hours of Tuesday, July 31, 2013.

The first potential witness was observed on Anna Marie Drive in Sooke riding a moun-tain bike at approxi-mately 4:45 a.m. This individual is described as a 20 to 30-year-old male wearing dark

shorts, a dark shirt (which may have white colourings in the shoul-der area) and wearing a dark-coloured helmet with face shield.

The second potential witness was observed in the alley behind Western Foods at about 5:15 a.m. This individ-ual is described as a male, wearing “profes-sional looking clothes” including a longer coat.

The male was smoking a cigarette while stand-ing beside a vehicle that may have been, or is similar in style to, a Toyota Camry.

The police are look-ing to speak to these potential witnesses and ask that anyone with any information on this incident call the Sooke RCMP or Crime Stop-pers at 1- 800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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A Sunday school picnic in 1955In 1955 the bleach-

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looked like this, and on a sunny day, June 24, the Anglican Church held their congrega-tional picnic. Back in those days, when we had perhaps 25 per-cent of the population that calls Sooke home today, a picnic at the Sooke Flats was an event the youngsters really looked forward to.

While we believe we have been able to make out many of the names, please forgive our errors and correct any mistakes or addi-tions for us by calling the museum.

In the row second from back, we see Mrs. Peggy Adler, Mrs. Emily Nixon, Mrs. Helene Bar-wis, C. J. Hunter and Mrs. Hunter, Jim Law and Mrs. Amy Law.

Third row from back, we see Canon

H. M. Bolton, Gerrie Adler, Lynda Shepherd (now Rose) Julie Ban-ner (now Mann), Iris Baskerville, Marjorie Elrose (now Melville), Ritchie Hamilton, Mur-ray Nixon, Danny Cous-ins, Dot Locke.

Second row from front, Mrs. Rose Stew-art, Mrs. Doey Eddy, Mrs. Evelyn Stolth, Mrs Laura Essery, Mrs. Vio-let Baskerville, Eloise Nixon (now Sweeney)

Mrs. Elsie Nixon.In front, Jacquie

Adler, Lillian Locke (now Sharpe), Penny Knight, Diane Clowes (now Cumming), Iris Baskerville, San-dra Johnson, Mary Llewellyn (now Lynn), Margaret Comeau, Mrs. Ruby Cousins, Penny Cousins, Mrs. Nan Llewellyn. There are lots more kids in the scene, but we haven’t been able to identify

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Sooke is one amazing community. I came here just over eight years ago as a reporter and was then appointed editor. I always thought my stay here would be a few years and then I would be off to another gig in another town or city. Somewhere bigger, brighter and more trendy.

As it turned out, that has not been the case. Most of it has been my choice. Sure, there have been times when I was getting a bit bored with the same old, same old, and who wouldn’t. Sooke is not my home town, I wasn’t born here or have the history so many others have.

But, I have embraced this community for a variety of reasons. Some of them are because of the quality of rural life I enjoy at my waterfront home, other reasons are because of the incredible artists who grace and make the area a more beautiful place. They draw their inspiration from the region and I draw my inspiration from them. And one can’t forget about the natural beauty which embraces me every time I look around. I have the best of both worlds. Victoria is a scant 45 minutes

away and I can get my city hit whenever I choose and I get nature at its best in Sooke.

But the biggest reason includes the great friends I have made and the general community of involved and passionate people who choose to live here as well. They volunteer and do for others

without looking for a pat on the back. They do it because they care.

One thing cemented my thoughts about Sooke. Most people are aware that the Sooke News Mirror office building burned on July 31. Fire razed four other business premises as well.

Sooke has some of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever met. It is a

community that looks after its own and doesn’t necessarily call for help from anywhere else, People just respond. Like the firefighters who went above and beyond the call of duty to help save our computers by covering them with tarps while the fire blazed away. No one knew the fire would take over and result in total destruction of the building. They even helped the day after the fire to help us recover what

we could and they didn’t have to.

While doing my job and taking photos of the fire, hugs, condolences, coffee and kind thoughts were given out freely and without any expectation of anything in return. That’s community. It was just such caring actions that made me not just a reporter but a victim of the fire.

I am stoic and can take a lot, but the simple offer of coffee from Wendy Milne got me and I was overcome with emotion. I realized I was a part of this community not just an observer.

Anyone who has been involved in a fire knows how the flames take everything. No discrimination, no picking out what to burn, just all of it. That’s the hard part. We can all replace things, but we can’t replace people and I learned a big lesson through those flames and that is that community and people matter. What I found was a community full of people with big hearts and as a consequence my heart has been opened up as well. Appreciation and respect for the people who make up the community of Sooke is a lesson learned.

Thank you Sooke for showing me your true nature.

EDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorBritt Santowski Reporter

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It’s been said in a number of places, but it needs to be said again. We, at the Sooke News Mirror, want to publicly thank the scores of firefighters who came to the fire which destroyed our building. The firefighters from all of the outlying areas, through the district’s mutual aid agreement, didn’t fail us.

Which brings about the whole mutual aid premise, and it’s a good one. This allows smaller communities the ability to afford their fire departments and because large fires happen infrequently, each department does not need every single piece of equipment which may be required. This is a good thing and it works.

But most of all, the local fire department, under the direction of Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, did a remarkable job of not only fighting the fire but of helping out before and after the flames were out. This is what happens in a small community where people matter.

So, when the councils in the future start to question every single line item in the fire department budget, perhaps they should remember what these people do in our community. They risk life and limb to help others and most do so voluntarily. It’s never a pleasant job but it is a necessary one.

The businesses that were impacted by the fire will survive. While rental premises are scarce in Sooke, each one will probably find space somewhere. Our office is now located at the Seaview Business Centre at 6631 Sooke Road.

This is our first issue since the fire and we have managed to pull it off even though we don’t yet have phones, didn’t have any Internet for awhile and barely found a pen or pencil. But, like the postal service, the paper must get out. Thank you to all who helped make our ‘transition’ easier.

ANOTHER VIEW

Big hearts in a caring community

OUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOON

without looking for a pat on the back. They do it because they care.

my thoughts about Sooke. Most people are aware that the News Mirrorbuilding burned on July 31. Fire razed four other business premises as well.

Pirjo RaitsHard Pressed

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I find arson unbeliev-able, they play with fire an they do not think of how they are play-ing with people’s lives, lively hood. so many jobs lost due to really really sick minds...

Diane Caravello

My heart is broken for Sooke and the busi-nesses that were dam-aged and/or lost in this horrific fire.

Fran Anderson

OMG! What a wicked fire! I hope the surveil-lance cameras will help to catch the bug-gers. Sad to think that 40 to 50 years of his-tory/news has been destroyed.

Teresa Martin

Can they save ANY-THING from sooke news? other then smoke and water can they salvage some-thing? feeling hopeful.

Cherie LaBrash

Out of the ashes there maybe some new hope, take colwood mall for example it burned down yrs ago. In a few years it’ll be renewed to it’s former Glory . It happens maybe they’ll catch whoever did it though, and they can explain why to the citi-zens of Sooke.

Jay Morran

I hope all the people and businesses affected can get back on their feet quickly.

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The love & support this community has for one another is amazing! Us girls from Hub Bar-ton Insurance definitely

appreciate it! We will temporarily

be working from our Colwood office until we are rebuilt (hopefully in less then a month). Our phone line has been forwarded to Colwood.

Megan Linford

Sooke is a resilient town we will always rebuild and help or neighbors. This is a horrifying thing to think it was deliberately set. The only thing good out of this is no human life was lost due to this. A big thank you to our Sooke Fire department and the others that came out to help.

Greg Sadler

So sorry for every-one concerned. I hope those people working in those businesses won’t be out of work and without a pay-check! I used to work at the Home Hardware when I llived in Sooke many years ago. So

thankful nobody was hurt. Know the Sooke community will rally around everyone in need; they always do! Hugs to All

Kate VanDewark Plummer

I am again amazed by our volunteer fire fight-ers! So professional. No loss of life or injuries - thank goodness.

Lorna Clark

Can’t complain about the weather

Since the weather has become non-Sooke like (and divine), I must find other sub-jects of complaint, tar-gets of convenience, as our government has covertly termed inva-sive/abrasive actions,

incidents/opinions.Are we  awaiting  a

fatality  before a traf-fic circle is installed at the entrance to Shop-pers, Western Foods, the medical center, and others?  Traffic circles have been around since covered wagon days: not exactly an unknown concept, and while cheaper in

the long run and more attractive than street-lights, it could be a thing of beauty — with possibly a flag or pin-nace denoting our nationalism from a cen-trally mounted pole.

Oh, and what about the bloody vermin-rid-den deer that consume our gardens in a time when we are encour-

aged to economize and grow our own local veggies?

Is there a culling pro-gram, or must we wait for the natural seven-year disease die-off?

Mayhap some natu-ralist source could fur-nish them with lem-ming lessons, but then that would reduce the tick count, weakening

the “natural selection” pattern.

Oh, and one more item: a gripe actually against people who cross at the flash-equipped crosswalks — without pressing the button, busy with their cellphone, book, and in a lot of instances, mut-tering incoherently to themselves while they casually stroll  the bum-per zone?

Help me understand!Rod Hulme

Sooke

We asked: How do you think the fire at 6660 Sooke Rd will affect Sooke?

RBC has been here for years. It will affect Sooke in a big way. It’s pretty bad for local busi-

nesses.

Ken Dobbs Sooke

It will be horrible for a lot of peo-ple working in these businesses.

Anne Cox Sooke

It's going to be terrible for Sooke. I'm sad because they

believe it might be arson.

Tara Pugh Sooke

People are going to have to go into Langford to bank. It’s going to cause hiccups, but the town

will survive.

Spencer Scott Shirley

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All Community events which purchase a display ad will now appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. All FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge. Space permitting.

What’s Up in SookeThurs.Aug 8SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.YOUNG PARENTS’ GROUP With lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2145 Townsend. Call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info.

Fri.Aug 9VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION$12 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. NIGHT STICK @ THE STICKLive music and some cheesecake! 6-9 p.m.

Mon.Aug 12PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 2145 Townsend. 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 7:00 p.m.ZENWEST OPEN HOUSEZenwest Open House, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.

Sun.Aug 11ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.

Tues.Aug 13BABY TALK 2013Infant Massage. 2145 Townsend 10-11:30 a.m.

SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Call 250-642-8000.Preregistration required.

YOUTH CLINIC4-7 p.m. Youth Clinic (13-25), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic.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. 250-642-3022.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONPool League 7 p.m.

BUH BYE 112-6660.BUH BYE Cappuccino

maker. You were loved.

Wed.Aug 14PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 2145 Townsend. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONNASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.

Sat.Aug 10SOOKE COUNTRY MARKETEvery Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Otter Point Road, across from Eustace Road. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m. Drop-in jam session 6 p.m.

What’s Up in SookeWhat’s Up in SookeMon.Mon.Mon.Mon.Mon.Mon.Mon. Tues.Tues. Wed.Wed.This Week

Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

VICTORIA

3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE

ACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE • 250-475-7501

Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

VICTORIA3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE ACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE • 250-475-7501

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FREE COURSESfor all non-grad students and adults• To register call

250-391-9002 foran appointment with our academic advisor

• Complete a personal learning plan

• Textbook deposit may be required

• GRADS: Free academic Grade 11 & 12. Some restrictions apply

Day & Evening Classroom Academic Schedule Sept 3 - Jan 31 2014

101–814 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC • 250-391-9002

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• Receive Your High School Diploma

• Build Up Your Resume

• On-Line, Face To Face or Both

• Year-Round Registrations

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Cross EnrolmentDid you know that for grades 10-12 you can attend multiple schools and programs to allow for maximum learning opportunities. You can even go to college while attending high school.

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002

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Fast Forward to Gradua tion Program The full program consists of four academic classes (Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Communications 12, English 12, and Social Studies 11) and two electives (Sustainable Resources 12 and Film and Television 12); and to be part of this program, students may enrol in as little as one to all of these courses. This is a program for all types of learners. The classes are smaller, and the room provides an amicable, businesslike atmosphere, much like an office or workplace. Despite any apprehensions students may have about coming back to school, if they are committed and motivated, Fast Forward is the right place to get it done.

“ My philosophy is that under the right circumstance, anybody can learn virtually anything. I love my job and find it all the more rewarding when students start seeing the value of school. I guarantee that if you’re dedicated and want to graduate, I’ll be there to help you do it every step of the way.”

– Andrew Still

What the Students say- This is not just a place to come to school and be unnoticed. This is

a place where people make you feel welcome no matter the age - anything you need, these people will find a way to help you. Thank you Andrew, and all of the WestShore Annex Staff!

- WestShore made what seemed impossible, easy.

- [Fast Forward] is a top-notch program; whoever needs to get Grade 12 has a golden opportunity here at WestShore.

- I would recommend this program due to the amazing environment it provides.

MathematicsApprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 1)

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mo/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 12 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 2)

SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Physics 11 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 1)

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 pm (Sem 2)

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

English 10 (Tutorial) Tue 8:45 – 11:30 am1

English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 pm

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Fri 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Social Studies 11 M/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 am (Sem 1)

Electives First Nations Art 11/12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Art 11/12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Carpentry 11/12 Wed 8:45 – 2:30 am

Drama, Film & Television 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12 Mon 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Information Technology 10 Tue/Thur 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 2)

Business Information Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Digital Literacy 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12 Sun 1:00 – 8:00 Spencer

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalentFee: $450 + textbook $100The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday

6:00 - 8:30 pmSep 17 - Dec 6Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2014May 6 - July 29, 2014

Medical Office AssistantDo you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours.•  30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not

recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs)• Medical Office Assistant Procedures• Computerized Medical Billing (Osler)• Medical KeyboardingAdult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites:• English 12 or equivalent •  Good computer and word processing

skills (documentation)Adult students who do not have sufficient typing or computer skills are expected to achieve these skills prior to the Medical Billing and Keyboarding portion of the program.

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology.Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmSep 23 - Jan 29, 2014Feb 3 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $1100Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Medical Terminology, A Short Course $50 (Cost of texts may change)

Materials: $100

OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmNov 6 - Jan 29, 2014Mar 19 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Materials: $100Instructor: Lee Price

Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmOctober 22 - April 10, 2014 Practicum completion by May, 2014 

Program Fees: $1870Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal)Program Prerequisites:Applicants must fulfill the following prerequisites for acceptance into the program.• English 12 or equivalent •  Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years)• Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation)•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Information SessionMedical Transcription and Medical Office Assistant

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 pm103-814 Goldstream Avenue

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription ProgramVisit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002. Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Director of Continuing Education and include a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

WestShore Centreis the school of choicefor over 3000 residents.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm

All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.

WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.

Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning.

Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes.

The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

If you are taking courses with us, WestShore has teacher support for you

at Edward Milne Community School.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

Contact us for further information.

250-391-9002

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP Calculus 12AP English Language & Composition 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12Data Management 12

English 10, 11 & 12Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Information Technology 10Introductory Italian 11Introductory Spanish 10 & 11Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12

Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor.

If you are taking courses with us,

Attention Sooke Students!

Metchosin Technical Centre Metchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in a small rural setting. Metchosin Technical offers the full graduation program with a careers focus utilizing hands-on project-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities to bring curriculum to life! The Metchosin program weaves a focus on character education throughout all curriculum and fully engages in daily outdoor and physical education in the beautiful setting of rural Metchosin.

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Semester 1 September 3 - January 31, 2014Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. The last 5 classes are on Simply Accounting.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Sep 14 – Dec 21Feb 8 – May 17, 2014

Marketing Your Small BusinessLearn fundamentals of advertising and using social media to market your business. Saturday, Oct 261:00 – 4:00 pm Fee: $150

Traffic Control PersonThis course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $240

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Air Brakes CertificationLearn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class.

Fee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Forklift Safety TrainingThis Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pmSep 14 Oct 12 Nov 9Dec 7 Jan 11, 2014 Feb 8Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10Jun 14

It’s Convenient!On-line courses that fit

into your schedule.

Adults!Take the courses you need to

complete graduation requirements or improve your job skills.

SecondarySchool Students!

Personalize your timetable, work ahead or finish early. Achieve the pre-requisites you need for post-

secondary education.

MORE COURSES AVAILABLEAT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER

Requirements:

All courses require Internet access,

e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet

Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Some courses may have additional

requirements. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center for more information.

Courses Start as Low as:

Enroll Now!

Visit our Online Instruction Center today!

or call:

M o r e t h a n 3 0 0 o n l i n e c o u r s e s

>Instructor-Facilitated

Online CoursesWestShore Centre - SD 62Introduction to MicrosoftExcelDiscover the secrets to settingup fully formatted worksheetsquickly and efficiently.

Introduction to MicrosoftAccessStore, locate, print, andautomate access to all types ofinformation.

Introduction to MicrosoftWord Learn how to create and modifydocuments with the world'smost popular word processor.

Introduction to PowerPointBuild impressive slidepresentations filled with text,images, video, audio, charts,and more.

Creating Web PagesLearn the basics of HTML soyou can design, create, andpost your very own site on theWeb.

Accounting FundamentalsGain a marketable new skill bylearning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financialreporting, and more.

Speed SpanishLearn six easy recipes to glueSpanish words together intosentences, and you'll bespeaking Spanish in no time.

A to Z GrantwritingLearn how to research anddevelop relationships withpotential funding sources,organize grantwritingcampaigns, and prepareproposals.

Introduction to QuickBooksLearn how to quickly andefficiently gain control over thefinancial aspects of yourbusiness.

Grammar RefresherGain confidence in your abilityto produce clean,grammatically correctdocuments and speeches.

Real Estate InvestingBuild and protect your wealthby investing in real estate.

Computer Skills for theWorkplaceGain a working knowledge ofthe computer skills you'll needto succeed in today's jobmarket.

Introduction to PCTroubleshootingLearn to decipher and solvealmost any problem with yourPC.

Discover Digital PhotographyAn informative introduction tothe fascinating world of digitalphotography equipment.

Our instructor-facilitated online

courses are informative, fun,

convenient, and highly interactive.

Our instructors are famous for

their ability to create warm and

supportive communities of learners.

All courses run for six weeks (with a

10-day grace period at the end).

Courses are project-oriented and

include lessons, quizzes, hands-on

assignments, discussion areas,

supplementary links, and more. You

can complete any course entirely

from your home or office. Any time

of the day or night.

Learn

from the

comfort of

home!

1. Visit our Online InstructionCenter:

2. Click the Courses link, choosethe department and course titleyou are interested in and selectthe Enroll Now button. Followthe instructions to enroll andpay for your course. Here youwill enter your e-mail andchoose a password that willgrant you access to theClassroom.

3. When your course starts, returnto our Online Instruction Centerand click the Classroom link.To begin your studies, simplylog in with your e-mail and thepassword you selected duringenrollment.

How to Get Started:

Learn More...• Expert Instructor

• 24-Hour Access

•Online Discussion Areas

• 6 Weeks of Instruction

New course sessions begin

monthly. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center to see exact

start dates for the courses that

interest you.

www.westshorecentre.com

www.westshorecentre.com

(250) 391-9002

$169

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Community GardenWestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

DO YOU LIVE IN SOOKE?

The First Nations Graduation Program:• Adults who require Grade 12 graduation

(over 19)• School aged students, who have completed grade 10• Provides culturally relevant and student-centered

learning opportunities.• Prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation

certificate.• Involves the community through local First Nations

artists, cultural instructors, community members and organizations and Elders.

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

The First Nations Graduation Program:

School aged students, who have completed grade 10

Canadian Sports SchoolAre you an elite athlete? We have the program for you! Earn credits for your training while learning to become a better athlete. Meet some of Canada’s Olympians while taking courses at the Canadian Sport Institute at the Camosun College Interurban Campus. Contact us for information on registering for the 2014/2015 school year.

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm

All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.

WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.

Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning.

Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes.

The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

If you are taking courses with us, WestShore has teacher support for you

at Edward Milne Community School.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

Contact us for further information.

250-391-9002

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP Calculus 12AP English Language & Composition 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12Data Management 12

English 10, 11 & 12Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Information Technology 10Introductory Italian 11Introductory Spanish 10 & 11Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12

Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor.

If you are taking courses with us,

Attention Sooke Students!

Metchosin Technical Centre Metchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in a small rural setting. Metchosin Technical offers the full graduation program with a careers focus utilizing hands-on project-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities to bring curriculum to life! The Metchosin program weaves a focus on character education throughout all curriculum and fully engages in daily outdoor and physical education in the beautiful setting of rural Metchosin.

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Semester 1 September 3 - January 31, 2014Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014

For enrolment and site tour opportunities - please contact Vice Principal - Keith Boggs, 250-217-6386

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. The last 5 classes are on Simply Accounting.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Sep 14 – Dec 21Feb 8 – May 17, 2014

Marketing Your Small BusinessLearn fundamentals of advertising and using social media to market your business. Saturday, Oct 261:00 – 4:00 pm Fee: $150

Traffic Control PersonThis course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $240

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Air Brakes CertificationLearn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class.

Fee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pmSep 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Nov 16 & 17Dec 14 & 15 Jan 18 & 19, 2014 Feb 15 & 16Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Forklift Safety TrainingThis Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pmSep 14 Oct 12 Nov 9Dec 7 Jan 11, 2014 Feb 8Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10Jun 14

It’s Convenient!On-line courses that fit

into your schedule.

Adults!Take the courses you need to

complete graduation requirements or improve your job skills.

SecondarySchool Students!

Personalize your timetable, work ahead or finish early. Achieve the pre-requisites you need for post-

secondary education.

MORE COURSES AVAILABLEAT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER

Requirements:

All courses require Internet access,

e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet

Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

Some courses may have additional

requirements. Please visit our Online

Instruction Center for more information.

Courses Start as Low as:

Enroll Now!

Visit our Online Instruction Center today!

or call:

M o r e t h a n 3 0 0 o n l i n e c o u r s e s

>Instructor-Facilitated

Online CoursesWestShore Centre - SD 62Introduction to MicrosoftExcelDiscover the secrets to settingup fully formatted worksheetsquickly and efficiently.

Introduction to MicrosoftAccessStore, locate, print, andautomate access to all types ofinformation.

Introduction to MicrosoftWord Learn how to create and modifydocuments with the world'smost popular word processor.

Introduction to PowerPointBuild impressive slidepresentations filled with text,images, video, audio, charts,and more.

Creating Web PagesLearn the basics of HTML soyou can design, create, andpost your very own site on theWeb.

Accounting FundamentalsGain a marketable new skill bylearning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financialreporting, and more.

Speed SpanishLearn six easy recipes to glueSpanish words together intosentences, and you'll bespeaking Spanish in no time.

A to Z GrantwritingLearn how to research anddevelop relationships withpotential funding sources,organize grantwritingcampaigns, and prepareproposals.

Introduction to QuickBooksLearn how to quickly andefficiently gain control over thefinancial aspects of yourbusiness.

Grammar RefresherGain confidence in your abilityto produce clean,grammatically correctdocuments and speeches.

Real Estate InvestingBuild and protect your wealthby investing in real estate.

Computer Skills for theWorkplaceGain a working knowledge ofthe computer skills you'll needto succeed in today's jobmarket.

Introduction to PCTroubleshootingLearn to decipher and solvealmost any problem with yourPC.

Discover Digital PhotographyAn informative introduction tothe fascinating world of digitalphotography equipment.

Our instructor-facilitated online

courses are informative, fun,

convenient, and highly interactive.

Our instructors are famous for

their ability to create warm and

supportive communities of learners.

All courses run for six weeks (with a

10-day grace period at the end).

Courses are project-oriented and

include lessons, quizzes, hands-on

assignments, discussion areas,

supplementary links, and more. You

can complete any course entirely

from your home or office. Any time

of the day or night.

Learn

from the

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1. Visit our Online InstructionCenter:

2. Click the Courses link, choosethe department and course titleyou are interested in and selectthe Enroll Now button. Followthe instructions to enroll andpay for your course. Here youwill enter your e-mail andchoose a password that willgrant you access to theClassroom.

3. When your course starts, returnto our Online Instruction Centerand click the Classroom link.To begin your studies, simplylog in with your e-mail and thepassword you selected duringenrollment.

How to Get Started:

Learn More...• Expert Instructor

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Community GardenWestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

DO YOU LIVE IN SOOKE?

The First Nations Graduation Program:• Adults who require Grade 12 graduation

(over 19)• School aged students, who have completed grade 10• Provides culturally relevant and student-centered

learning opportunities.• Prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation

certificate.• Involves the community through local First Nations

artists, cultural instructors, community members and organizations and Elders.

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

The First Nations Graduation Program:

School aged students, who have completed grade 10

Canadian Sports SchoolAre you an elite athlete? We have the program for you! Earn credits for your training while learning to become a better athlete. Meet some of Canada’s Olympians while taking courses at the Canadian Sport Institute at the Camosun College Interurban Campus. Contact us for information on registering for the 2014/2015 school year.

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FREE COURSESfor all non-grad students and adults• To register call

250-391-9002 foran appointment with our academic advisor

• Complete a personal learning plan

• Textbook deposit may be required

• GRADS: Free academic Grade 11 & 12. Some restrictions apply

Day & Evening Classroom Academic Schedule Sept 3 - Jan 31 2014

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Cross EnrolmentDid you know that for grades 10-12 you can attend multiple schools and programs to allow for maximum learning opportunities. You can even go to college while attending high school.

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

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Fast Forward to Gradua tion Program The full program consists of four academic classes (Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Communications 12, English 12, and Social Studies 11) and two electives (Sustainable Resources 12 and Film and Television 12); and to be part of this program, students may enrol in as little as one to all of these courses. This is a program for all types of learners. The classes are smaller, and the room provides an amicable, businesslike atmosphere, much like an office or workplace. Despite any apprehensions students may have about coming back to school, if they are committed and motivated, Fast Forward is the right place to get it done.

“ My philosophy is that under the right circumstance, anybody can learn virtually anything. I love my job and find it all the more rewarding when students start seeing the value of school. I guarantee that if you’re dedicated and want to graduate, I’ll be there to help you do it every step of the way.”

– Andrew Still

What the Students say- This is not just a place to come to school and be unnoticed. This is

a place where people make you feel welcome no matter the age - anything you need, these people will find a way to help you. Thank you Andrew, and all of the WestShore Annex Staff!

- WestShore made what seemed impossible, easy.

- [Fast Forward] is a top-notch program; whoever needs to get Grade 12 has a golden opportunity here at WestShore.

- I would recommend this program due to the amazing environment it provides.

MathematicsApprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 1)

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

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Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

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Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mo/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

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SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

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Physics 11 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Sem 1)

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

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Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 pm (Sem 2)

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

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English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Sem 2)

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 pm

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Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Social Studies 11 M/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 am (Sem 1)

Electives First Nations Art 11/12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Art 11/12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Carpentry 11/12 Wed 8:45 – 2:30 am

Drama, Film & Television 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12 Mon 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Information Technology 10 Tue/Thur 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 2)

Business Information Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am (Sem 1)

Digital Literacy 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12 Sun 1:00 – 8:00 Spencer

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalentFee: $450 + textbook $100The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna Dates: Tuesday & Friday

6:00 - 8:30 pmSep 17 - Dec 6Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2014May 6 - July 29, 2014

Medical Office AssistantDo you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours.•  30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not

recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs)• Medical Office Assistant Procedures• Computerized Medical Billing (Osler)• Medical KeyboardingAdult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites:• English 12 or equivalent •  Good computer and word processing

skills (documentation)Adult students who do not have sufficient typing or computer skills are expected to achieve these skills prior to the Medical Billing and Keyboarding portion of the program.

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology.Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmSep 23 - Jan 29, 2014Feb 3 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $1100Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Medical Terminology, A Short Course $50 (Cost of texts may change)

Materials: $100

OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmNov 6 - Jan 29, 2014Mar 19 - June 2, 2014

Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Materials: $100Instructor: Lee Price

Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmOctober 22 - April 10, 2014 Practicum completion by May, 2014 

Program Fees: $1870Registration fee (non-refundable): $50Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal)Program Prerequisites:Applicants must fulfill the following prerequisites for acceptance into the program.• English 12 or equivalent •  Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years)• Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation)•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Information SessionMedical Transcription and Medical Office Assistant

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 pm103-814 Goldstream Avenue

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription ProgramVisit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002. Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Director of Continuing Education and include a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

WestShore Centreis the school of choicefor over 3000 residents.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

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No, the institution of Christianity makes happiness its primary focus and takes it quite seriously. Aristotle insisted that the very essence of life is meaning and purpose; Christianity claims that is exactly what it is all about.

As Christians, it is our religion that shapes our attitudes, directs us to elements of life that we should be developing. But while it can set out to develop us as moral agents and spiritual adults, it can also suppress the religious imagination to the point of making us slaves to religion. So it is our challenge to cultivate within ourselves the ability to distinguish one response from another. It calls us to grow both psychologically whole and philosophically astute.

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Kyle Dunn was just one of the many residents watching the fire at the Evergreen Centre. The fire destroyed the entire stripmall including the offices of the Sooke News Mirror.Mutual aid came from the fire departments in Otter Point, Shirley, Metchosin, East Sooke and Langford. Over 45 firefighters responded to the July 31 blaze. Reader’s Photo of the Week is sponsored by realtor Ellen Bergerud. Send your good q u a l i t y j p e g photos to: [email protected]

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Sheila Dobie(nee Kill) Jan 09, 1936 – 23 July 2013

Sheila Dobie nee Kill aka Mummy, Gma, or Pud to her late husband, died of natural causes. Born in the seaside community of Porthcawl, Wales, Sheila moved to a London suburb with her family, just as war brides and children were being evacuated to Wales. Sheila emigrated to Canada with her family in 1949, landing in Halifax and travelling by train across the country to the booming metropolis of Terrace in northwestern B.C. In her own words, she thought of it as “…a real adventure – like a Western movie, with loggers rather than cowboys.” Sheila attended Normal School in Victoria and taught early years for a year. “Not my thing” she wrote recently. Joined the RCAF as a met tech at age 19 and married an airman. They were posted many places across Canada, including Churchill, MB, famous for polar bears. They were married for almost 54 years until George’s death in 2010. She and George moved to Prince Rupert in 1966. They loved living in Rupert and were very involved in community activities. Sheila was a key player in the NDP’s successful bid to form the first B.C. NDP government in 1972, having been campaign manager for the Skeena Riding candidate, while living in Prince Rupert B.C. Sheila joined the Highways Ministry as a “spin doctor” (her words again). One of her most relished stories was having closed the Lion’s Gate Bridge with virtually no one noticing. In 1980 Sheila achieved a lifelong desire and completed her degree in history at UVIC, and then she and George took a year off to travel across the country. They eventually returned to Vancouver Island and settled in Sooke, B.C. on a wooded acreage with a salmon stream at the edge of the property. They stayed 30 years. Sheila loved to cook and bake, a family favourite being her dinner buns. She enjoyed gardening, reading, crosswords and spending time on the computer, having been an early adopter of the technology. Sheila was a storyteller, had a penchant for lists, and she and George spent many happy times hiking and camping in B.C., Alberta and beyond. Despite having thought she didn’t care for cats, Sheila learned otherwise when she finally allowed a kitten to come to live with the family once she and George owned their own home. Sheila was smitten; for the next 45 years she and George always had one or more cats in the house. Sheila had just moved to Somerset House, but despite enjoying the meals and amenities she found it too much of a pampered lifestyle for her. She was happy and very much looking forward to moving to a lovely cottage with her own garden just up the street from her daughter. Sheila’s influence, wit, strength and support will be missed. She was so proud of her family, especially that all of her grandchildren have achieved, or are in the process of completing their degrees or doing something they love. Predeceased by dearest husband George, parents John and Alice, sisters Eileen and Barbara, and grandson Benjamin. Survived by daughters, Karen and Alison; grandchildren, Joy (Allan), Rachel, Logan, Elizabeth (Ben), Lucas and Zoe; great grandson, Connor; sister, Molly, sister-in-law Louisa; Brother-in-law Fred; nieces and nephews and Zeke the cat. Natural interment at Woodlands, Royal Oak Burial Park adjacent to George, celebration of life was held July 26, 2013.

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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 22-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock.ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at@arnoldlimphoto.

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Personal reasons to ride

Kyle SlavinNews staff

Everyone has their own personal reasons for riding in the Tour de Rock.

All three of the Saanich Police Department’s members have witnessed loved ones fight cancer, and all three have felt the pain of losing loved ones to the disease.

For Const. Doug Franklin, he lost a grandfather, two aunts and an uncle on his mother’s side.

For Const. Lisa Bruschetta, she lost a grandmother to complications from throat cancer. Her mother was also twice diagnosed with cancer – and beat it both times, and her close friend just recently completed treatment and is now in remission.

And for civilian employee Kevin Nunn, a British expat, he lost his father to lung and liver cancer hours before he was to get on a flight back to England to be with his dad.

“It’s affected everyone, directly or indirectly. Given the opportunity to make a difference monetarily or emotionally or physically, I had to jump at the chance,” Franklin said, explaining his motivation to ride.

The Saanich bicycle patrol cop has three kids, and says meeting families going through the emotions that come with having a child with cancer has put his life into perspective.

“I thank my lucky stars because

I’m not burdened by the demands of having to care for one of my kids – who are all thankfully healthy. This is my way to give back,” he said.

Bruschetta, a mother of two, isn’t as lucky when it comes to the health of her children. Her eight-year-old son Dominic has neurofibromatosis, a disease that makes him susceptible to growing cancerous tumours under his skin or on his brain.

She’s riding this year to give support to families and health care officials who have given her and her family the love and support they’ve needed.

“I want to give families the same level of support I’ve received. Being in hospitals, being in cancer clinics and seeing how well they’ve taken care of my loved ones, I believe it’s a mirror image of what the Canadian Cancer Society is doing for the children and families who benefit from Tour de Rock,” she said.

Nunn, the equipment manager for Saanich police, holds a special place in his heart for Tour. For the past two years he’s held physically gruelling and financially successful fundraisers to benefit Tour de Rock.

Being named to this year’s team

as a special guest rider has been life-changing. Visiting Camp Goodtimes in July, the camp for kids who’ve been diagnosed with cancer, reaffirmed to him just how good a cause he’s fighting for.

“Going to Camp Goodtimes and seeing children who are going through cancer who actually don’t realize it; they’ve forgotten that they are (going through cancer) because they’re having so much fun being a child,” he said.

This year’s Tour de Rock team is made up of 22 police officers, media riders and special guests.

The team will cycle nearly 1,100 kilometres from Port Alice to Victoria Sept. 21 to Oct. 4 raising money for pediatric cancer research and support programs like Camp Goodtimes.

All three Saanich riders say their experiences up to this point in their lives – as parents, as police officers, as former military men (both Franklin and Nunn) – haven’t prepared them for the emotions they’ll feel on Tour.

“I think that the riding is honestly going to be our easy part. I think meeting these children and families – their stories, that’s where we’re going to need to prepare ourselves,” Bruschetta said. “I’m a very emotional person, so that’s going to involve keeping my focus positive and giving out as many hugs as I can.”

“I’m a strong person,” Nunn added. “I did 22 years of the British Forces, so I’ve seen a lot of trauma, a lot of pain throughout the world. But this is something different. This is about children. This is something special.”

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Family members battling cancer motivate Saanich police Tour riders

Arnold Lim/News staff

Saanich police officers Const. Doug Franklin, left, and Const. Lisa Bruschetta, joined by Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn, are part of this year’s Tour de Rock squad.

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2013 Sooke Farm Tour: Barefoot and loving itPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Amy Rubidge is carrying on a legacy left

by the pioneer Poirier family — she’s farm-ing. Rubidge and her partner Matt Saxelby are running Barefoot Farm on Kemp Lake Road. The couple is one of a growing num-ber of young farmers who see a different way of life for their family. The farm is part of the original Poirier prop-erty and the house they live in now is built on the foundation of the house which was built in 1895 in the village of Sooke and later barged by scow to the farm on Kemp Lake Road. Six kids were raised in that house where Poirier made a living raising sheep and growing potatoes. Now a new generation of farmers iscalling it home.

Rubidge has a small farm on two acres and is working at making a living from it. She pur-chased it in 2007 and has been continually upgrading the land and the produce and prod-ucts she sells. She has chickens which lay dozens of eggs a day and she sells them, as well as fruit, plants and flowers from her farm stand along the road. When she first bought the place there were hundreds of chickens and just the sheer vol-ume of work was too much for a mom with one and three year old

kids. She trimmed the flock to 100 birds giving her more time to diver-sify the farm. She sells her eggs to chefs in the community and to Vil-lage Food Market, as well as at the farm gate.

Visiting her and her

kids on a warm summer afternoon, Amy and the kids were cleaning gar-lic and onions under the shade of an apple tree. It’s a labour of love.

“Things worthwhile take a lot of time,” said

Rubidge.Along with the garlic

and onions, Rubidge also nurtures some heritage apple trees, planted in the last cen-tury. It’s a micro-farm with a little bit of every-thing,

two acres is not large for a farm but she is utilizing it as much as possible. She grew up around avid gardeners and it’s a lifestyle she is familiar with.

“I feel it’s a really great way to bring up

kids. There’s not a lot of downtime, we’re busy in the summer. But, it’s really a lifestyle choice and I appreciate the community around farmers. Small things become special and you appreciate rather than consume,” said Rubidge.

She said her kids are learning math and sci-ence through garden-ing as well as knowing where their food comes from and what it takes to get it on the plate.

A healthy lifestyle and caring for yourself is an important factor at Barefoot Farm, which got it’s name from the fact that Rubidge’s daughter loves to run around barefoot.

The supportive com-munity of farmers in the Kemp Lake area is very much appreciated and they network and teach each other what they know. The local farmers have banded together to hold a farmers’ mar-ket at the Kemp Lake Store on the last Satur-day of the month from May to September.

“There’s a real team aspect in the commu-nity,” she said.

Barefoot Farm will be just one of the stops on the annual Sooke Food CHI Farm Tour, sched-uled for Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stops on the tour in 2013 stretch east from Happy Valley Laven-der and Herb Farm in Metchosin as far  west as Silver Cloud Farm on the border between

Shirley and Otter Point. Along the way driv-ers  and cyclists are invited to detour to eight other area farm-gates: Eagle Paws Organics, Ragley  Farm, Mrs. Lewers Farm-house, T’Sou-ke Nation Ladybug Garden, ALM Organic Farm/Full  Cir-cle Seeds, Barefoot Farm, and Tugwell Creek Farm & Meadery.

Everyone is invited to bring a stack of shopping bags to carry home fruit, veggies, plants, take-and-bake pies, jams and jellies, free-range eggs, col-lector daylillies, dried lavender, cosmetics, bottles of mead and other tasty  takeaway products available for purchase at the height of the growing season.

Food will be available at two stops – Ragley Farm and ALM Organic Farm – and five of our farms have level ter-rain and accessible pathways suitable for special-needs visitors. Tickets are available now at the Sooke Coun-try Market on Satur-days.

The Farm Tour ($12 per adult; free for kids 12 and under) high-lights working farms featured in the latest edition of Food CHI’s annual Food & Farm Guide. The event is a fundraiser for a variety of Food CHI commu-nity initiatives, which include the Sunriver Community Garden and the Sooke Farmer-2Farmer Network.

Community

Pirjo Raits photos

Amy Rubidge stands at her farm gate with a basket of very fresh eggs.

Below, Amy’s kids Noah, left, and Tessa Virtanen help with cleaning garlic.

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Part two: A few more titles for a good read this summer. 

Unlikely Love Sto-ries

by Mike McCardellHarbour Publishing317 pages, hard cover

Another homey look at the people who catch the fancy of master sto-ryteller Mike McCardell. McCardell has a talent for making even the small-est, sometimes unno-ticeable moments ones of importance. They are vignettes of life and love as he sees it. — they are real life, real people told in McCardell’s own style. He observes and he lis-tens and then he writes.

He tells one story of the declaration of the Sun Yat-sen Garden in Vancouver as a national monument by federal dignitaries. They give long speeches and admired the gardens with words but never ventured out into what they were honouring. McCardell is good at seeing the irony and recognizing puffed up bureaucrats for what they are. His humour is tongue-in-cheek, but it is also about truth and speaks to the magic of the human character.

McCardell has trav-elled a long road through many newsrooms to get

to this place where he can write about the sto-ries that never make the headlines but have an importance far beyond the everyday niceties. They are about those unique ordinary people who have so much to teach us.

Unlikely Love Stories is the eighth book by McCardell and contains 75 stories about love. These stories have a way of making you feel a part of the world we live in and make you want to explore in the way McCa-rdell does — with an open mind and an open heart.

Fishing the CoastA Life on the Waterby Don PepperHarbour Publishing223 pages, paperback

Success in commercial fishing is dependent on a variety of factors, nature, fish, boats, economics and technology as well as the unreliable runs of fish.

Fishing is a complex occupation and author Don Pepper talks about the boats, the various jobs on those boats, fish-ing communities and all other aspects of this busi-ness which is fraught with danger, poor runs and sketchy boats.

A life on the water is exactly what this book is about. Pepper tells sto-ries of the characters he met and the experiences

he was privy to. A lot has changed since he caught his first fish out of Alert Bay in 1941. His life was the life of a fisherman, he made seine nets and has seen the fisheries from both the beach and the wheelhouse.

Pepper remembers fishing as it was in the old days and brings an insider’s view to the busi-ness. His stories become a historical perspective on the way fishing used to be, before the introduc-tion of modern technol-ogy. He fished with his wits and knowledge of the sea and the fish in it. As his friend and captain said, “You have to know where the fish aren’t.” It’s a good read and provides many insights into the world of fishing.

A Walk with the Rainy Sisters

In Praise of British Columbia’s Places

by Stephen HumeHarbour Publishing223 pages, Hardcover

If Stephen Hume wasn’t writing about places in British Colum-bia, he could easily be a master story teller. Well, in fact he is. While he is passionate about the geography, he is equally passion-ate about the people he meets and the sto-ries they have to tell.

One story, The Light-house Keeper’s Daugh-ter, talks of a life on lighthouses and their importance to those who go out to the sea in boats.

Hume takes us on a energetic hike into the wilderness of his expe-rience. He carves out the essence of those places and delivers it to us in eloquent words. He makes you want to go and explore this province and decry the loss of treasured places and the people who also love the edges of civilization.

A Small Death on Whiffin Spit is about seabirds dying from an oil spill and the story speaks of the risk to wildlife and eventually you and I.

Hume contemplates the natural world and our place in it through his walk with the rainy sisters. He makes us fall in love with land at

the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Harbour Publishing has a compelling list of books with a British Columbia and western Canadian focus.

Many of the books featured in these reviews are available in Sooke at the Read-ing Room.For Har-bour Publishing pub-lication lists go: www.harbourpublising.com

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Read all about it: Some good West Coast summer readingWell written books with a coastal connection

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Capital Regional District

Regular MeetingJuan de Fuca Electoral Area Office#2 – 6868 West Coast RoadTuesday, August 13, 2013 at 3 pm.

Public Welcome to AttendFor meeting confirmation or for further information, please contact the JdFEA Planning Services Office at 250.642.1500.

Notice ofJuan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Doing It Right with

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Patricia & Edward Pedersen of Kelowna and

Trudy & Kevin Pearson of Sooke are happy to announce the engagement

of their children, Erin Blaine Pedersen

and Blake Cameron Pearson.

A garden wedding is planned for Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Love & Best Wishes from Grandma & Grandpa.

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

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

website: www.sooke.ca

Upcoming Public MeetingsRegular Council Meeting

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Mayor’s Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel

meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair – 3rd Thursday of

each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beauti� 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

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

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

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Loving hands stitch Sooke Fall Fair quiltSooke Quilters presented this year’s handmade quilt to Sooke Fall Fair Association for their annual raffle. It is presently on display at The Reading Room Bookstore.

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The garden is abun-dant with greens and peas and the raspber-ries are ready along with the strawberries.

Local lettuces and salad mixes are fresh and sweet with just the right amount of rain and sunshine.

Mix your favorite salad mix with some chopped edible pod peas, chopped dill or/and basil and top off with your favorite dressing.

Following is a recipe for raspberry vinegar. Mix with a little olive oil and spread over your salad or put 1/3 rasp-berry vinegar in a cup and add hot water for a lovely hot drink.

Raspberry vinegarFill a sterilzed jar 3/4

full with raspberries and 1/2 cup sugar. Add enough white wine vin-egar to totally cover the raspberries. Stir, gently to dissolve the sugar.

Let the jar sit in the window for one week. Strain the vinegar and bottle the vinegar in your favorite bottles.

Even your children will enjoy the salad with the pretty pink, tasty dressing.

Garden bounties at Markets

Basil Butter4 tbsp. chopped basil

leaves, 2 cloves garlic, 1/c c. softened butter, freshly ground pepper to taste. Put all ingre-dients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Chill in a small crock or double the recipe and freeze some in your ice cube trays and then put them in a bag in the freezer.   You can use olive oil in place of the butter if you like. It keeps in the fridge for a week or so.   Use a dollop on   hamburger, steaks, lamb or fish.

Simple Tomato and

Basil Salad6 ripe tomatoes, 3

tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, freshly ground black pepper( to taste), 1/2 c. finely chopped basil leaves.  Mix oil, vinegar and pepper and pour over chopped toma-toes and basil . Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavor is absorbed. You may also add freshly chopped cucumbers if you like or just make with cucumbers. Add feta cheese for a little extra touch as well.

Submitted by Ellen Lewers

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Part two: A few more titles for a good read this summer.

 

Unlikely Love Sto-ries

by Mike McCardellHarbour Publishing317 pages, hard cover

Another homey look at the people who catch the fancy of master sto-ryteller Mike McCardell. McCardell has a talent for making even the small-est, sometimes unno-ticeable moments ones of importance. They are vignettes of life and love as he sees it. — they are real life, real people told in McCardell’s own style. He observes and he lis-

tens and then he writes.He tells one story of

the declaration of the Sun Yat-sen Garden in Vancouver as a national monument by federal dignitaries. They give long speeches and admired the gardens with words but never ventured out into what they were honouring. McCardell is good at seeing the irony and recognizing puffed up bureaucrats for what they are. His humour is tongue-in-cheek, but it is also about truth and speaks to the magic of the human character.

McCardell has trav-elled a long road through many newsrooms to get to this place where he can write about the sto-ries that never make the headlines but have an importance far beyond the everyday niceties. They are about those unique ordinary people who have so much to teach us.

Unlikely Love Stories is the eighth book by McCardell and contains 75 stories about love. These stories have a way of making you feel a part of the world we live in and make you want to explore in the way McCa-rdell does — with an

open mind and an open heart.

Fishing the CoastA Life on the Waterby Don PepperHarbour Publishing223 pages, paperback

Success in commercial fishing is dependent on a variety of factors, nature, fish, boats, economics and technology as well as the unreliable runs of fish.

Fishing is a complex occupation and author Don Pepper talks about the boats, the various jobs on those boats, fish-ing communities and all other aspects of this busi-ness which is fraught with danger, poor runs and sketchy boats.

A life on the water is exactly what this book

is about. Pepper tells sto-ries of the characters he met and the experiences he was privy to. A lot has changed since he caught his first fish out of Alert Bay in 1941. His life was the life of a fisherman, he made seine nets and has seen the fisheries from both the beach and the wheelhouse.

Pepper remembers fishing as it was in the old days and brings an insider’s view to the busi-ness. His stories become a historical perspective on the way fishing used to be, before the introduc-tion of modern technol-ogy. He fished with his wits and knowledge of the sea and the fish in it. As his friend and captain said, “You have to know where the fish aren’t.” It’s a good read and provides many insights into the world of fishing.

A Walk with the Rainy Sisters

In Praise of British Columbia’s Places

by Stephen HumeHarbour Publishing223 pages, Hardcover

If Stephen Hume wasn’t writing about places in British Colum-bia, he could easily be

a master story teller. Well, in fact he is. While he is passionate about the geography, he is equally passion-ate about the people

he meets and the sto-ries they have to tell. One story, The Light-house Keeper’s Daugh-ter, talks of a life on lighthouses and their importance to those who go out to the sea in boats.

Hume takes us on a energetic hike into the wilderness of his expe-rience. He carves out the essence of those places and delivers it to us in eloquent words. He makes you want to go and explore this province and decry the

loss of treasured places and the people who also love the edges of civilization.

A Small Death on Whiffin Spit is about seabirds dying from an oil spill and the story speaks of the risk to wildlife and eventually you and I.

Hume contemplates the natural world and our place in it through his walk with the rainy sisters. He makes us fall in love with land at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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Stacy Katzuk enjoys a sunset cruise with a nice chinook salmon off Possession Point while fishing with West Isle Fishing Experience.

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