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December 03, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, december 3, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A1

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

    Black Press

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Agreement#40110541

    editorial Page 8

    entertainment Page c1

    sports/stats Page a17

    40 pages in 3 sections3.125x1.2Dimock

    classifieds b7 75

    Pirjo Raits photo

    The District of Sookes new council is, left to right, Bev Berger, Ebony Logins, Rick Kasper, Mayor Maja Tait, Kevin Pearson, Brenda Parkinson and Kerrie Reay.

    Sookes new mayor addresses community at inaugural meetingMayor Maja Taits

    Inaugural address: Good evening and

    welcome to the inau-gural meeting of the new District of Sooke council. Its wonder-ful to have you all join us here tonight to sup-port us as we com-mence this new term for Sooke. We acknowl-edge and thank all the previous councillors

    that have served for joining us here tonight. Let us begin this term by formally recognizing the traditional territory of the TSouke Nation, upon which we gather, live and do business.

    A sincere thank you to outgoing mayor Wen-dal Milne for his service and commitment to our community throughout his term, as well as out-

    going councillor Herb Haldane for his time and dedication for the last two terms.

    This years elec-tion saw just over 40 per cent turnout at the polls, which speaks to the passion and engage-ment that our residents have for our local gov-ernment. This passion and commitment is shared by those that

    campaigned for office, as well as our dedicated district employees and community organiza-tions.

    I would like to thank all of the candidates that campaigned in the past election, and lets take a moment to congratu-late those that were suc-cessfully elected.

    Every member of council brings their

    individual perspective, talents and expertise to the table. Collec-tively we will bring our experience, fresh ideas and collaborative spirit forward to success-fully achieve goals and objectives for the bet-terment of our commu-nity over the next four years and beyond.

    Where the rainforest meets the sea, Sooke is

    a strong, caring com-munity with a unique history and a bright future. As we continue to grow and evolve, we will be faced with both challenges and oppor-tunities. We will meet these head on with a spirit of openness and inclusivity.

    During the elec-tion, there was a strong desire to:

    Actualize our vision of a vibrant town cen-tre and economic revi-talization;

    For our residents to be healthy and active, with access to our hills and harbour, with side-walks, trails and path-ways;

    To promote our tourism potential and

    Contd on page A3

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  • A2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, december 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    SHOP SOOKE!SHOP LOCAL!

    Sponsored by Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

    The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce invites you to partici-pate in Shop Sooke! Shop Local! Event. We will be placing entry boxes at several loca-tions in Sooke for shop-pers to enter the draw. Draws will be held Dec 6, 13 and 20. Win-ners will receive Sooke Shopping Dollars to redeem at participating merchants. The value of the weekly draw will depend on the number of participating mer-chants. Your cost is only $40.

    The event will be advertised weekly in the Sooke News Mirror, first advertisement Dec. 3 announcing the SHOP SOOKE! SHOP LOCAL! Event. The following weeks will list the par-ticipating merchants as well as announcing the winner of the weekly draw. Winners will be notified via telephone, Sooke Shopping Dollars to be picked up at the chamber office. Sooke Shopping Dollars will be in denominations of $5 and $10 and have no cash value.

    Here is how it will work:

    Winners shop with Sooke Shop-ping Dollars at par-ticipating merchants. Merchants accept Sooke Shopping Dol-lars for purchase, face value, no cash back. Merchants exchange Sooke Shopping Dollars at the chamber office. This is not a fundraiser, it is to help local Sooke m e rc h a n t s . C h a m -ber Membership not required to participate.

    For additional infor-mation:

    Jeannette Wilford at 250 642-6331

    Or Nel Burger at 250 642-3231.

    Counter Attack launched

    The B.C. govern-ment, police and ICBC have launched the December CounterAt-tack campaign to urge drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if

    their holiday festivities involve alcohol.

    While attitudes toward drinking and driving have changed considerably over the years, an average of 86 lives are still lost every year in B.C.

    Getting home safely should be part of every-ones holiday plan-ning but the reality is that impaired driving remains a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C., said Todd Stone,

    Minister of Transpor-tation and Infrastruc-ture. Do your part this Christmas season and look out for family and friends take a stand and dont let them get behind the wheel impaired.

    Take your turn as the designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose.

    ICBCs helping to pre-vent impaired driving this December through a month-long educa-

    tion campaign, funding for CounterAttack road-checks and promotion of designated drivers with businesses, sports facilities and commu-nity groups.

    ICBC also supports Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 25 B.C. communities that provides safe rides to drivers who have been drinking or feel too tired to drive during the holidays.

    It will cost you approx. $4,500 for an impaired driving con-viction.

    This and ThaTCounter Attack begins

    A2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, december 3, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, december 3, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A3

    UpSooke

    Thumbs Up

    LIGHT UPA CHRISTMAS TREE

    Light Up is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. Sing-along with Janet McTavish, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes.

    DECK THE HALLS

    IF yoU HAVE oR know of someone who is going all out in decorating their home for the holidays, send along their address. The Sooke News MIrror will publish a list of addresses so people can drive around and admire the lights.

    SEnD ADDRESS To: [email protected]

    AGMTHE AnnUAL GEnERAL

    Meeting of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce takes place on Dec. 6 at 12 noon at the Sooke Harbour House, Potlatch Room. open to the public. For more info call 250-642-6112 or [email protected]

    SAIL PAST5 P.M. DEC. 6 Rotary

    Pier or boardwalk.

    To EVERyonE wHo braved the cold weather to watch the Santa Parade.

    Mayors Inaugural address

    for Sooke to be a rec-ognized leader as the South Island destina-tion for outdoor recre-ation, culture and arts;

    To encourage local food security and com-munity resilience;

    And to support our protective/emergency services and volun-teers.

    Our ballot questions received strong sup-port for community facilities and a commit-ment by council to sup-port gathering places for our seniors, youth and volunteer organiza-tions. The work under-way will be encouraged and supported, and council looks forward to receiving recommen-dations and realizing the outcomes.

    A commitment to environmental steward-ship is another priority. Our rugged coastlines, harbour and basin are strong assets to both promote and protect for residents and visi-tors alike to enjoy both today and for genera-tions to come.

    Re-election of coun-cillors tells us you have confidence in the deci-sions we have made. A sustainable financial plan is in place, along with a commitment to infrastructure improve-ments, as well as citizen involvement on com-mittees and panels to name a few. We intend to review the commit-tee structure as well as the various council liai-sons and appointments to find ways to stream-line district business while enhancing com-munity engagement through improved com-munication. To ensure that both council and staff time and energy is utilized in the most effective way possible, we continue to modern-ize our meeting agen-das with web-casting, technology and will

    explore other means of engagement through web-based tools and social media.

    Council will be meet-ing in the New Year to set priorities and objectives for the term ahead, in the meantime staff has been tasked with summarizing proj-ects, tasks and files so that council may have a snapshot of the busi-ness of the day. This will enable us to wrap up old business, sup-port what is ongoing and in place, and pre-pare for and set achiev-able new priorities.

    I look forward to council forming a strong, working relation-ship with Chief Gordon Planes and the Council of the TSouke Nation as well as Juan De Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks. To further our relationships with our local service associa-tions, volunteer organi-zations and community partners that together make Sooke the wonder-ful community we are proud to call home.

    Success can be achieved through the relationships that we form and by engaging the enthusiasm and tal-ent of all that live here, from the seasoned old timer, and the innova-tive new arrival. By seeking out the wis-dom of our elders and obtaining fresh ideas from our children. By being mindful of those most vulnerable while

    promoting the talents and celebrating the excellence of other community leaders.

    In closing, I would like to thank the com-munity for placing their confidence in this coun-cil to lead Sooke over the next four years. While our work will be difficult at times, with support from our staff and community part-ners, we embrace this responsibility with con-fidence. We will rise to the challenge and celebrate our mile-stones along the way. The future is bright for Sooke, I feel supported and encouraged by council and as we end 2014 with the holiday season, I feel 2015 is off to a strong start. I look forward to the weeks and months to come.

    Thank you all for being here with us this evening.

    Contdfrom page A1

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Maja Tait takes the mayors seat for the first time.

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    What should we do tonight?Instead of X-Box and Playstation, get your kids to try some of the

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    communication, teaches vital social skills, encourages decision making, and can be just entertaining and fun.

    Perhaps the greatest benefit of board games is the time spent together. Make sure all the cell phones are off, put on some music and start perfecting your fist-pumps, trash talking, and victory dances.

    We have games for all age groups. Here are some games we carry... Catan (my favorite), things in a Box, Picture Charades, scavenger Hunt, Quelf and Buzz Word.

    PeoPleS DRUG MART ...Where people come first.

    Did You Know? Sooke to Sidney sales are up this November over November 2014 by approx. 12.9% and Sooke itself has been just as strong at approx. 13%. Sooke saw 23 residential sales this November. 11 between $0-$299,999 9 between $300,000-$399,999 2 between $400,000-$499,999 1 between $500,000-$599,999 Median selling price: $315,000 Median Days on Market: 82 This month even saw some compet-ing offers, this means that the sellers are finding that just right list price and the buyers are recognizing good value, this is a great sign. Heres hoping the market stabilizes and becomes a balanced market (everyone wins!).

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  • What a romantic story, growing up on her familys prairie horse ranch in Sas-katchewan, meeting a cowboy from a neigh-bouring ranch at a dance, and marrying him! Its the stuff nov-els are made of. Merle Stedwell was born in Iowa on December 23, 1900. When she was four-years-old, her fam-ily moved to Canada, taking up a homestead. Their first shelter was a sod hut.

    Merle grew up on horseback, learning ranching chores and responsibility early in life. Social get-togeth-ers were much looked forward to in those pio-neer days and it was at a dance that she met Dewey Barwis, the ranch hand who won her heart.

    Now that the news has hit the media that Canadas oldest citi-zen has passed on, just a month short of her 114th birthday, we can look back on the half century that she was a part of the fabric of the Sooke commu-nity. At first Merle and Dewey Barwis moved about the prairies, rais-ing three children as Dewey, who got a job as stationmaster with the CPR, was posted from town to town.

    Meanwhile their eldest son Dewey I. C. (called Dick) joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving through-out World War II. He married Helene Hal-laday and the young couple purchased land in Sooke. They raised sons Richard and Terry as he fulfilled his naval commitments. Among his postings were Corn-wallis and Churchill, Manitoba, where the growing boys needed to look out for polar bears. After retiring as a CPO First Class, Dick became a counsellor at the Veterans Hospi-tal in Victoria, the boys went to local Sooke schools and welcomed a baby sister Levina into the family.

    Lured by tales of the mild west coast cli-mate, Merle and Dewey moved to the coast as well, settling alongside their son and his family on Harbourview Road in 1952. I first met Merle Barwis when I was delivering eggs door to door in the 1960s, and always had a pleas-ant chat with her each week.

    Alone after her hus-

    band passed away in 1966, Merle lived qui-etly, but was a wel-coming presence for her grandchildren, as they would run across the lawn to visit her in her little cottage by the road. Later on, her

    great-grandchildren as well would keep up a lively connection to her.

    Merle was a very independent and self-sufficient lady, very straight-spoken. She did her own yard

    chores even into her 90s, and while a good cup of coffee was her mainstay she enjoyed a refreshing bottle of beer as well. It was only in the last decade or so that she needed to move into care at St. Marys Priory.

    Her grandsons recall how pleased she was when it was deter-mined, in 2012, that she was the oldest living Canadian. Besides her daughter and family in Saskatchewan, she is survived in Sooke by her daughter-in-law Helene, grandsons Richard and Terry and their families, and granddaughter Levina. Her family is rightfully proud of their illustri-ous forebear.

    Who could have fore-seen that the young girl who rode horse-back across the prairie in the moonlight with her suitor so long ago, would be recognized in 2014 as a woman of such distinction!

    Elida Peers, Historian

    Sooke Region Museum

    A4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, december 3, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Sookes oldest Canadian

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    The accompanying photo, taken in Calgary in 1950 just before Merle Barwis moved to Sooke, shows she still had the vivacious good looks that attracted the cowboy who fell in love with her.

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  • Four Sooke and Shirley businesses recognized

    The 2015 Small Busi-ness BC Awards opened for nominations on October 1, 2014 attract-ing more than 407 Brit-ish Columbia-based small businesses who have been nominated so far.

    Among the nomi-nees are four local businesses in Sooke and Shirley: The Candy Pit, nominated for Pre-miers Peoples Choice, Shirley Delicious, nomi-nated for Best Commu-nity Impact and Pre-miers Peoples Choice, Point No Point Resort, nominated for Best Community Impact, and Your Perfect Gift, nominated for Pre-miers Peoples Choice.

    Sponsored by the Government of Brit-ish Columbia, the Pre-miers Peoples Choice Award celebrates B.C.s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is the heart of their commu-nity. The Best Com-munity Impact Award, sponsored by Vancity, goes to the company thats truly making a difference in their com-munity.

    Since its inception in 2003, the annual Small Business BC Awards have become one of the largest and most widely-recog-nized contests in Brit-ish Columbia. Last year, 470 local small businesses were nom-inated, from 55 com-munities, across the province.

    The awards acknowledge the con-tribution that over

    400,000 small business owners and entrepre-neurs in our province make to their local communities and the global economy. After all, 98 per cent of busi-nesses in BC are small businesses, and Van-couver Island is home to about 70,300 of them.

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    at 6705 West Coast Road in Sooke, Shir-ley Delicious, a coffee shop serving snacks is at 2794 Sheringham Point Road in Shirley. Point No Point, resort and restaurant, is at 10829 West Coast Road in Shirley; and Your Perfect Gift is an online gift basket busi-ness located in Sooke.

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    Snowfall and singing are both so much fun, just put them together and well invite everyone! The Sooke Youth Show Choir calls all to the Commu-nity Hall. This weekend (December 6 and 7) the Christmas Market gathers the best gifts for giving - and, theres a chance to get tickets to the choirs winter show on Sunday, December 14 at 2pm.

    Whether five years old or 16, our singers will perform show tunes on December 14th start-ing the season with enthusiasm. Show songs from Frozen, movie melodies and Happy classics bring good cheer and shared fun.

    Dont be a grump. Be a good Grinch! says Claire Strong while her sister, Carina, adds, Come and join along.

    In the new year, the choir invites all community members to carry on the magic and audition for our June show, Wizard of Oz: January 14. Please check the Sooke Youth Show Choir facebook page for location.

    We hope to see you soon!Tickets to Let it Snow are available from choir

    members, Shoppers Drug Mart and at the Sooke Christmas Market, this weekend, December 6 and 7. Choir members are volunteering to wrap gifts and check coats for a small donation at the mar-ket.

    For further information please contact Sarah Wilson at [email protected]

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  • Sooke branch #88 became a charter mem-ber of the B.C. Old Age Pensioners & Seniors Organization in 1964. The main goal of those first dedicated mem-bers was to create affordable seniors hous-ing and provide a voice for senior`s issues. A housing society was formed and the commu-nity worked together and raised enough funds to buy land in 1969, near the town cen-ter. Gradually they were able to build small cot-tages. The work contin-ued by volunteers for 40 years and the long ago dream was finally real-ized when Ayre Manor Lodge opened the first phase in 2006.

    In the beginning Sooke OAPO branch meetings were held in member`s living rooms, then at the community hall. In the early 2000s the Seniors Drop In Center was opened in the centre of Sooke by then President Doro-thy Burris and volun-teers. This provided a social gathering place for seniors five days a week, with lunches, teas, games, work-shops and events. It was a welcoming place

    for new people to Sooke and the building was used by youth in the evening. The build-ing was sold and much has been lost.

    Through the years many of the same vol-unteers started Contact Cupboard, Meals on Wheels, purchased the Seniors bus and pro-vided many services to the community.

    The latest project for the Sooke branch 88 members was the Orange Bottle Program which provides infor-mation to first respond-ers called to a home for an emergency.

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    celebrated the 50th Anniversary in May, with an event at the Legion and held the final meeting on Novem-ber 18. It has not been possible to find a Presi-dent and Secretary to continue on. The loyal members are now very elderly but without a permanent venue it is difficult to attract younger members. The branch can no longer function. The Seniors Bus is having the same problem and is in need of a manager to carry on the service.

    The B.C. O.A.P.O aka B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Org. advocate

    to governments with resolutions which are issues of importance to whole communities, as well as seniors.

    The provincial O.A.P.O is grateful to Sooke for 50 years of support for the many issues in housing, health care, environ-ment and degradation of services.

    We encourage the younger generations to share their knowledge, energy and wisdom by continuing the valuable work as volunteers in this special community.

    Shirley Lowe Regional Director

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    Decking the halls!A group of locals came together to make swags which are being used to decorate utility poles in Sooke. From left to right: Ida McDonald, Seth and Sarah Temple, Tina Hansen, Laura Hooper, Brenda Parkinson, Joyce Meija, Jessica Boquist (behind), Fiona Pythian, Sharon Grove, Sandy Jarvis, Ellen Lewers and missing in action - Patrick Groves and Angela Sinclair.

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  • Food. Its an integral part of our lives, our culture and our com-munity. Food nour-ishes our bodies, pow-ers our mind, and lifts our spirits. Food marks our special occasions and is part of our daily chores. We spend so much time and energy growing, sourcing, pre-paring and sharing food, its worthwhile to be engaged in how that food comes to our plates. Increasingly, we have become discon-nected from food as it is turned into a commod-ity, shipped around the world, and contorted in laboratories. As the only species to add heat to our raw ingre-dients, are we losing our humanity, when we lose track of our food production?

    Slow Food seeks to reconnect us with our food. To educate, empower and energize us to get involved with our local food commu-nities. Every two years in Turin, Italy, small-scale food producers, chefs, scientists and activists from around the world gather to discuss, share, debate, taste, educate and cel-ebrate the foods that make us human. These are ingredients, which represent culture and heritage, but also a truly sustainable future that includes biodi-versity, environmen-tal stewardship, and respect of aboriginal knowledge.

    My husband Oliver and I were fortunate to attend Terra Madre this year with other del-egates from Slow Food Canada and over 150 other countries. The opening ceremonies were translated into 12 languages. Many peo-ple were visibly moved to see the delegates from war-torn coun-tries like Syria, Iraq and Iran stand together. Fishermen from Israel and Palestine, as col-leagues not enemies. Farmers from Russia and the Ukraine, in soli-darity not strife. Food communities cross boarders effortlessly. Slow Food brings us together for a common goal, to create a good, clean and fair food sys-tem for everyone, and it will take everyone to accomplish this.

    Much of our time was spent in the Slow Fish meeting room. There was simultane-ous translation so we could follow the stories

    of fishermen from six continents! The threats to these fishermen are the same ones our Canadian fishermen are facing. A loss of ter-ritory to privatization, ocean grabbing, pollu-tion from fish farms (let Chile be a stark warn-ing to the salmon farms in B.C.), quotas and licenses soaked up by international corpora-tions. The wild foods of our oceans, lakes and rivers are the resource of the common people and should not be sold without our consent. We would all do better to listen to the experi-ence of our First Nations and fishing families that have multi-generational experience as stewards of these wild resources, and know how to truly make a sustainable future for our fisheries. On Vancouver Island, we enjoy the most incredible bounty and diversity of seafoods, a year-round growing season, an incredible boreal forest providing wild foods and huge amount of arable land that is being underuti-lised. Its time to make the most of these natu-ral resources.

    At Terra Madre, we were reminded of the power of a simple action. Founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, told us, Tending a gar-den is a political act. Plant a seed, shop at a farm, share a meal, join a food-centric group, learn a new recipe, visit a winery, there are so many ways to nurture the relationship to your local food community without even leaving Sooke.

    The traceability of our food will be the most powerful ingredi-

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    Councils, darkness and drinking

    On Monday night the new District of Sooke council was sworn in. It was a lovely ceremony full of promise and hope. There are enough returning councillors to adequately ensure the history of decisions and the ongoing work is understood by council. Enough new councillors to bring a new voice to the council table.

    With every new council we have hope, this one is no different. It will be a good council and a strong committed working relationship will get the districts work done. A fresh perspective and new start will do wonders for council and staff alike. Staff are the paid professionals who carry out the work dictated by council. Its a symbiotic relationship, each part as necessary as the other.

    We wish this new council well and are confident the citizens best interests are at the heart of all decisions. Congratulations to all who won a seat and thanks for all who ran a good race. Its is hoped that those who ran will continue to contribute to council meetings even though they are not sitting in council seats.

    The darker mornings and nights are upon us for only the next three-and-a-half weeks then the light begins to return - although very slowly. Please let yourself be seen at night. The light is swallowed up on the coast and people wearing black are very hard to see. Be safe and be seen.

    The RCMP have begun their Counter Attack program and that means if you are convicted of drinking and driving you will eligible for a very huge fine, confiscation of your drivers licence, inconvenience, and a criminal record. It will cost you a lot and it is not worth it. Would you pay more than $500 per drink? Its no way to celebrate the holidays. Designate a driver, take a cab, call a friend or stay put... pretty simple.

    ANOTHER VIEW

    B.C. Views

    It has been 15 years since I wrote a commentary objecting to the B.C. government pushing aside its own hard-won treaty process to reach an unprecedented land-and-cash settle-ment with the Nisgaa Nation for their ancient Nass River territory.

    My objection, and that of many others, was the imposition of a par-allel state with collectively owned land enshrined for all time. This was an ailing NDP government rushing to enable a property ownership sys-tem that has demonstrated little but failure and suffering around the world.

    The Nisgaa are proving me wrong, and this was again demonstrated at a little-noticed ceremony at the B.C. legislature last week.

    The B.C. government had just passed amendments to allow a gas pipeline through Nisgaa Memorial Lava Bed Park, the first co-man-aged provincial park in B.C. history. Another bill enabled the Nisgaa Lisims government to impose indus-trial property tax on liquefied natu-ral gas production. Legal documents were signed so the Nisgaa legisla-ture can do the same this week.

    In recent years, the Nisgaa dis-posed of concern about collec-tive land restrictions by adopting a private property system. And Supreme Court of Canada decisions have repeatedly answered protests about the establishment of a paral-

    lel state thats what it is, so get used to it.

    The Nisgaa have moved to assemble four fee-simple tidewater sites for LNG terminals, joining the Haisla Nation at Kitimat in reaching aggressively for a modern economy through gas export. The Nisgaa have partnered with TransCanada Corp. on a 900-km pipeline to supply the $11-billion LNG project led by Petronas for the Prince Rupert port. And they dont intend to stop there.

    We want to be part of the Cana-dian business establishment, said former Nisgaa NationpresidentJoe Gosnell.

    The signing ceremony was briefly disrupted by one of a small group of Vancouver-based Nisgaa who have been using modern protest tactics against this decision. We werent consulted, its a desecration of vic-tims of a volcanic eruption, its a threat to eelgrass beds, and so forth, say well-rehearsed young men with video cameras running.

    Nisgaa President Mitchell Ste-vens has patiently and repeatedly explained that Nisgaa legislature rules were relaxed to allow every hereditary chief to speak to elected leaders on this pivotal move. After that it received the required two-thirds majority support.

    Gosnell, the revered chief negotia-tor who carried the treaty over the goal line in 2000, moved slowly with the help of an ornately carved cane to speak at a reception. He seemed

    genuinely surprised that he has lived long enough to see the fruits of generations of labour.

    Gosnell recounted the 1887 pad-dling trip down the B.C. coast from the Nass Valley to Victoria to pres-ent the Nisgaa territorial claim, where the tribal leaders were turned away on the steps of the legislature by Premier William Smithe. It would take until 1910 for Prime Minis-terWilfridLaurier to promise a set-tlement, and until 1949 for Nisgaa Chief Frank Calder to be elected to the B.C. legislature.

    In 2000, when the treaty received royal assent in Ottawa, Gosnell took part in a ceremonial burning of the Indian Act and got to work on imple-menting self-government.

    And on Nov. 27, 2014, B.C. Liberal, NDP and independent MLAs voted unanimously to open the way to an industrial future for the Nisgaa.

    Thats what being alive means to me today, Gosnell said. Youve got to have big dreams. Maybe all those dreams wont come true, but at least you have the ability to dream big. And boy, are we ever dreaming big.

    Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twit-ter: @tomfletcherbc Email: [email protected]

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    SOOKE6660 Sooke Road

    Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pm

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    LANGFORD HOLIDAY HOURSDec. 24 7:30 AM - 7 PMDec. 25 CLOSEDDec. 26 8 AM - 7 PMDec. 27-30 7:30 AM -10PMDec. 31 7:30 AM - 7 PMJan.1 9 AM - 7 PM

    SOOKE HOLIDAY HOURSDec. 24 7:30 AM - 7 PMDec. 25 CLOSEDDec. 26 8 AM - 6 PMDec. 27-30 7:30 AM -10PMDec. 31 7:30 AM - 7 PMJan.1 8 AM - 6 PMNo Deliveries Dec. 24-26, 31 or Jan. 1

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    Tortellini

    MarinaraSalad....................................109Made in Store

    Hot Soup...................................299

    Sliced

    HavartiCheese..................................259

    /100g/100g

    ONEONEONEONETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIETOONIE

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    Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments

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    PRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK

    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

    SEA

    Washington

    BoscPears

    79

    Arizona

    RomaineLettuce

    2/300

    Washington, Medium

    YellowOnions

    99Mexican, Large

    GreenPeppers

    89

    B.C. Grown

    RussetPotatoes

    2/400

    Imported

    Snow & Snap

    Peas

    2/400

    Heinz

    TomatoJuice

    Dole

    PineappleJuice

    2/300

    Island Bakery

    Cracked WheatBread

    Maple Lodge

    Chicken UltimateFranks900g .....................................499

    Fletchers Regular or Thick

    Bacon

    500g ............................................629

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenBologna375g .....................................199

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenWieners450g ..........................................199

    ea

    Chinese

    MandarinOranges 5 lbs

    HeinzUpside Down

    Ketchup750 mL

    349

    152432 /lb

    AAA Beef

    Sirloin TipSteak14.15/kg ............................642

    AAA Beef

    DinnerSteak14.15/kg .................................642

    Imitation

    CrabMeat

    Quaker Chewy

    GranolaBars

    Fresh

    BeefStir Fry14.15/kg .................................642

    Rocky MountainGinger Beef, Dry Ribs or Honey Garlic

    Appetizers650g ....................................799

    AAA Beef

    Sirloin TipRoast 15.48/kg 702

    4/500

    346

    Mexican, Cut

    SeedlessWatermelon

    79

    2/800

    Christie

    Premium PlusCrackers450g ..........................299

    Hershey Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip or

    Mini Kisses

    300g ......................2/500

    Royal City Whole or Jellied

    CranberrySauce348 mL ...................

    4/500Northern Gold All Varieties

    GranolaCereal700-750g .......

    Purina

    Dog Chow

    2 kg .............................499Arm & Hammer

    Liquid LaundryDetergent2.03L ...........................499

    Christie Bits & Bites

    Salty SnacksAll Varieties

    175g .............

    Silver Hills

    SquirrellyBread600g ...........................299Doritos

    Tortilla Chips

    245g All Varieties ....2/600

    MilkboneSmall Flavoured Snacks orDog Biscuits

    450g ..............

    Royale

    FacialTissue88-132's ..........

    Kraft

    FlankerDinners200g All Varieties ....

    2/300

    Jonny Cat

    Scoop CatLitter4 kg ...............

    Royale Velour

    BathroomTissue8's ...............................449

    Maxwell House

    InstantCoffee 200g All Varieties ........649

    Friskies

    Chef's BlendCat Food1.5 kg .........................499

    Alcan

    AluminumFoil100' ............................299

    Unico

    TomatoPaste156 mL 2 Varieties .....69

    Clover Leaf

    Crab Meat

    120g ...........................499

    B.C. Grown Organic

    Spartan Apples

    Unico Pitted Whole or Sliced

    Black Olives

    200 mL ..............

    El Paso

    RefriedBeans398 mL .............

    Eagle Brand

    CondensedMilk300 mL ..........................349Old Dutch Restaurante

    Tortilla Chips

    230-320g ...............2/500

    ea

    Kellogg's Holiday

    RiceKrispies

    349

    BraeburnApples3 lbs ..............................

    2/500Dragon Fruit

    3.28/kg .....................................149Post Spoon Size

    ShreddedWheat525g ..........................299

    SpongeTowels Ultra

    Choose-a-SizeTowels

    ea

    2/700

    /lb /lb

    Kraft Bulls Eye

    BarbecueSauce 425 mL

    299

    200g

    1.36L

    ea

    Fresh

    SnapperFillets

    2/400

    BULKFOODS Crystalized

    Ginger ..............................99/100g Bits& Bites ................................179/100gChocolateCoveredAlmonds 129/100g PumpkinSeeds .....................................129/100g

    SunRype Pure

    Apple Juice1.89L

    Washington

    5 oz Clamshell

    SpongeTowels Ultra

    Choose-a-SizeTowels

    156-175g All Varieties

    /lb

    /lb

    1.74/kg

    /lb

    Organic

    Baby Spring Mix

    2/600

    6's

    Unico

    Pasta700-900gAll Varieties

    Hand Peeled

    Shrimp

    3 lbs

    E.D. Smith

    Mincemeat700 mL 2 Varieties

    2's

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    TomatoJuice

    440g 2L

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    /lb

    3lbs

    ea

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    CocaCola

    2/300+dep

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    /100g

    /lb

    1.96/kg

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    +dep

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    4993L

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    + deposit

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    Island Bakery

    Cracked WheatBreadBread

    Island Bakery

    Cracked WheatBreadBreadBreadBread

    570g

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    CinnamonRaisin Bagels

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    Come in Every Wednesday for our

    Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments

    Fresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry

    5-A-Day for Optimum Health

    PRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK

    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

    SEA

    Washington

    BoscPears

    79

    Arizona

    RomaineLettuce

    2/300

    Washington, Medium

    YellowOnions

    99Mexican, Large

    GreenPeppers

    89

    B.C. Grown

    RussetPotatoes

    2/400

    Imported

    Snow & Snap

    Peas

    2/400

    Heinz

    TomatoJuice

    Dole

    PineappleJuice

    2/300

    Island Bakery

    Cracked WheatBread

    Maple Lodge

    Chicken UltimateFranks900g .....................................499

    Fletchers Regular or Thick

    Bacon

    500g ............................................629

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenBologna375g .....................................199

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenWieners450g ..........................................199

    ea

    Chinese

    MandarinOranges 5 lbs

    HeinzUpside Down

    Ketchup750 mL

    349

    152432 /lb

    AAA Beef

    Sirloin TipSteak14.15/kg ............................642

    AAA Beef

    DinnerSteak14.15/kg .................................642

    Imitation

    CrabMeat

    Quaker Chewy

    GranolaBars

    Fresh

    BeefStir Fry14.15/kg .................................642

    Rocky MountainGinger Beef, Dry Ribs or Honey Garlic

    Appetizers650g ....................................799

    AAA Beef

    Sirloin TipRoast 15.48/kg 702

    4/500

    346

    Mexican, Cut

    SeedlessWatermelon

    79

    2/800

    Christie

    Premium PlusCrackers450g ..........................299

    Hershey Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip or

    Mini Kisses

    300g ......................2/500

    Royal City Whole or Jellied

    CranberrySauce348 mL ...................

    4/500Northern Gold All Varieties

    GranolaCereal700-750g .......

    Purina

    Dog Chow

    2 kg .............................499Arm & Hammer

    Liquid LaundryDetergent2.03L ...........................499

    Christie Bits & Bites

    Salty SnacksAll Varieties

    175g .............

    Silver Hills

    SquirrellyBread600g ...........................299Doritos

    Tortilla Chips

    245g All Varieties ....2/600

    MilkboneSmall Flavoured Snacks orDog Biscuits

    450g ..............

    Royale

    FacialTissue88-132's ..........

    Kraft

    FlankerDinners200g All Varieties ....

    2/300

    Jonny Cat

    Scoop CatLitter4 kg ...............

    Royale Velour

    BathroomTissue8's ...............................449

    Maxwell House

    InstantCoffee 200g All Varieties ........649

    Friskies

    Chef's BlendCat Food1.5 kg .........................499

    Alcan

    AluminumFoil100' ............................299

    Unico

    TomatoPaste156 mL 2 Varieties .....69

    Clover Leaf

    Crab Meat

    120g ...........................499

    B.C. Grown Organic

    Spartan Apples

    Unico Pitted Whole or Sliced

    Black Olives

    200 mL ..............

    El Paso

    RefriedBeans398 mL .............

    Eagle Brand

    CondensedMilk300 mL ..........................349Old Dutch Restaurante

    Tortilla Chips

    230-320g ...............2/500

    ea

    Kellogg's Holiday

    RiceKrispies

    349

    BraeburnApples3 lbs ..............................

    2/500Dragon Fruit

    3.28/kg .....................................149Post Spoon Size

    ShreddedWheat525g ..........................299

    SpongeTowels Ultra

    Choose-a-SizeTowels

    ea

    2/700

    /lb /lb

    Kraft Bulls Eye

    BarbecueSauce 425 mL

    299

    200g

    1.36L

    ea

    Fresh

    SnapperFillets

    2/400

    BULKFOODS Crystalized

    Ginger ..............................99/100g Bits& Bites ................................179/100gChocolateCoveredAlmonds 129/100g PumpkinSeeds .....................................129/100g

    SunRype Pure

    Apple Juice1.89L

    Washington

    5 oz Clamshell

    SpongeTowels Ultra

    Choose-a-SizeTowels

    156-175g All Varieties

    /lb

    /lb

    1.74/kg

    /lb

    Organic

    Baby Spring Mix

    2/600

    6's

    Unico

    Pasta700-900gAll Varieties

    Hand Peeled

    Shrimp

    3 lbs

    E.D. Smith

    Mincemeat700 mL 2 Varieties

    2's

    Heinz

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    440g 2L

    ea 5 lbsea

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    /lb

    3lbs

    ea

    +dep

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    Mushrooms284 mL

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    2/300+dep

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    JUST ONETOONIE 1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L1L

    Perrier

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    Your Community Food Store

    DAIRYRemember Your Calcium

    DAIRY

    AD PRICES IN EFFECT DECEMBER 3 THRU DECEMBER 9, 2014

    SOOKE6660 Sooke Road

    Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm

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    Locally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD

    772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm

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    For Your Healthy Lifestyle

    NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS

    Island Farms

    CottageCheese500g All Varieties ........299Natrel Organic 1%, 2% or Homo

    Milk4L ...............................749

    Barbara's Bakery

    CheesePuffs155-198g ......................................

    Endangered Species

    ChocolateBars85g All Varieties ............................

    Vega

    ProteinBars60-63g ...........................................

    HappyWater500 mL ..........................................

    Superior Medium FirmTofu

    680g .............................................

    Kraft

    CheeseShreds340g All Varieties .......649ea

    Capri

    Soft Margarine

    907g ....................

    Blue Diamond

    AlmondBreeze946 mL .........................................

    Island Farms

    TraditionalEgg Nog1L

    FROZENFROZENQuality and Convenience Highliner

    FishCakes700g ..................

    Cool Whip

    DessertTopping1L All Varieties ............299

    Minute Maid

    FruitPunch295 mL All Varieties 89

    Wong Wing

    WontonWrappers454g ..........................269ea

    Kettle Brand Baked

    PotatoChips113g ............................................

    Caboo Bamboo SugercaneFacialTissue90's ...............................................

    StashTeas

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    ORGANICQuality and Convenience

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    Barbecue Sauce303 mL ............................................................................................

    Whole Alternatives Organic

    Popping Corn454g ..............................................................................................

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    Paci c Organic Cream of Mushroom

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    Blue Diamond

    Nut ThinsAll Varieties

    120g ........................................

    Haiku

    Rice Vermicelli

    227g .....................................................

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    Refried Beans365 mL

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    Few chose to vote

    So another BC Municipal Elections autumn has come and gone, and despite eye witness descriptions of long line-ups at the polls, on average barely 40 per cent of those eli-gible chose to partici-pate.

    Canadian disillusion-ment with non-propor-tionally representative democracy, managed by four political par-ties and their Leaders/CEOs, an increasing non-choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, candi-dates and politicians who more often than not are seeking a job for life or a step up on the career ladder, are clearly making the electorate wonder why they should bother.

    That, and the realiza-tion that U.S. President Obamas Yes, We Can! is really Uh, Actually, No, We Cant gives one pause. Our two local television/news chan-nels didnt even pro-vide election night cov-erage, choosing instead not to interrupt their (mostly American) pro-gramming.

    Before the new Republican-majority Congress takes power in January, the U.S. Senate voted against the Keystone XL Pipe-line, meaning President Obama doesnt actually have to make his views completely known by vetoing it.

    Sharmini Peries, Executive Producer of The Real News Net-work, published an

    interview with two journalist activists about the pipelines, Cherri Foytlin and Steve Horn. This infor-mation IMO is impor-tant for everyone in Canada who is against the tar sands and the pipelines, thank you for allowing me to share it, and I hope you will think long and hard about it and pass it on:

    http://www.there-alnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12674

    Unfortunately, we have just begun to fight.

    Helene HarrisonShirley

    U.S. is protecting our backs

    A problem with let-ters to editors is that facts are omitted to keep them short.

    Rachel Lewis should answer many ques-tions, such as when she lived in Port Ange-les versus when the alleged metal fusion plant began operating, how she can be so pre-cise about the number of black ops helicop-ters that buzzed her in darkness, and what the concerns in Port Townsend are. (Refer-

    ence your November 26, 2014 issue.)

    Checking the Internet I find Port Townsends concern is not the radar signals Lewis rails against, but sound from operation of EA-18G aircraft replacing EA-6 aircraft on nearby Whidbey Island.

    Some opponents confuse electromag-netic radiation such as from cellular phones and radars with nuclear radiation fundamen-tally different risks. And about signal strength, which dimin-ishes rapidly with dis-tance. News media say the exercises involve aircraft finding trucks transmitting signals,

    and the only concern is people approaching the trucks hiding in forests (warning tape will be placed around them).

    Of course there may be U.S. Navy aircraft passing along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, given their major bases on Whidbey Island. And the things she cant see - missile-carrying sub-marines, moving to and from the well-known base at Bangor Wash-ington.

    Lewis should wake up to the reality that the U.S. military is improv-ing training to protect her back, much more than the small though very good Canadian forces who by the way sail their seriously armed ships past Sooke from the navy base in Esquimalt (some of them submarines), and fly anti-submarine war-fare helicopters from Victoria International airport to and from the Canadian frigates that carry them.

    Oh, the potentials for paranoia.

    Keith SketchleySaanich

    We asked: Do you volunteer? What value do you see in volunteering?

    Yes, I have volunteered at SAFARS cat shelter. It helped

    me feel more connected to the community and got me a job in

    Langford.

    A.J. EdwardsSooke

    Volunteering is a way of life. It is how we help each other out. And thats what this community is all about. New members of Sooke, please become active members of this community by volunteer-

    ing.

    Martha MooreSooke

    Yes I do. Volunteering is a great way to know people, building

    strong relaltionships and giving back to the community while

    having fun.

    Trina TitusSooke

    Yes I do. Its very rewarding and I get to help people in need.

    Ellen JordisonSooke

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    Improving accessibility to services

    Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS) has received designation as a BC Early Years Centre for Sooke/Westshore, sup-porting our communi-ties from Port Renfrew to the Highlands.

    As a result of the recent announcement by the BC Office of the Early Years, and as part of the BC Early Years Strategy implementa-tion, a network of Early Years Centres through-out the province have now been launched. The BC Early Years Strategy is an eight-year government com-mitment to improve the accessibility, affordabil-ity, and quality of early years programs and services for families with young children.

    The Sooke/Wests-hore centre is one of 12 centres currently identified across the province. The main Early Years Centre site is located at the SFRS site at the Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Cen-tre at 6672 Wadams Way in Sooke with its satellite location at the SFRS site at the Wests-hore Child, Youth, and

    Family Centre at 345 Wale Road in Colwood.

    The centres build upon a foundation of pre-existing SFRS Early Years services ranging from prenatal services to services for families

    with children up to age 6. These services include: Prenatal Edu-cation and Outreach, Kingfisher Preschool, Family Resource Pro-gram Drop-in Play-groups, Family Sup-

    port Outreach and Groups, Outreach at SD62 Strong Start sites, Pacheedaht Nation Family Group, and Child Care Resource and Referral.

    The centre will pro-

    vide an enhanced focus on bringing increased awareness of current services and commu-nity supports to fami-lies. Through access to a new dedicated Early Years resource and

    referral phone line and the development of a comprehensive web-based resource, par-ents can easily access information that is rel-evant to their families.

    To access Early Years

    resource and referral information, phone the Early Years Coordina-tor and Navigator at 250-217-9243 or visit our website at www.sfrs.ca/early-years-cen-tre.html.

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    December 2, 1969Douglas queries pos-

    sible oil pollutionTommy Douglas,

    leader of the NDP and MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan- Is lands , attempted last week to have the issue of poten-tial oil pollution aris-ing from the proposed exploratory debated in the House of Com-mons.

    His motion for the debate arose, he said, out of the fact that the government of British Columbia has granted seismic testing per-mits for drilling in the coastal areas of B.C., in particular Georgia Strait.

    The people in those areas are fearful that they will be subjected to the same kind of oil pollution which has been experienced by people living in the coastal areas of Califor-nia. If the seismic tests prove to be favourable the oil companies will be applying to the fed-eral government for oil drilling permits.

    December 5, 1979Spring salmon mak-

    ing a comeback in

    Sooke RiverSpring salmon are

    making a comeback in the Sooke River. Last year they seemed to be facing extinction, with only six of them seen, but this year fisheries officer John Stephen estimates a run of 50.

    This years return of DeMamiel Creek coho are also good and fish-eries officer Denis Bur-nip credits this in part to the Sooke Conserva-tion Societys salmon enhancement program.

    In general, however, Stephen describes Sooke area runs over the last few years as depressed, nothing to what they were in the past.

    December 6, 1989Blue boxes coming

    to Sooke this weekThe Blue box col-

    lection for recyclable materials in Sooke was officially inaugurated on Saturday.

    The ceremony, origi-nally scheduled to take place in front of the Evergreen Shop-ping Centre, had to be moved inside to the Community Hall because of heavy rain.

    December 1, 1999New Milnes Landing

    store expected to rise from ashes of former building

    A new Milnes Land-ing Store is expected to rise from the ashes of the former landmark building destroyed by a fire last July.

    Property owner Den-nis Tottenham has received approval from the Capital Regional District to build a new convenience store on the property next to Fred Milne Park.

    Money from fire insurance will cover the cost to rebuild the store which will take on

    the same configuration as the previous build-ing.

    However, Tottenham said he wont be oper-ating the new store.

    Itll go to the person who buys it.

    Tottenham said he had tempting offers by franchises like Tim Hor-tons, for the property, but he decided not to go that route.

    I didnt want that. It wouldnt reflect the community. It would be a corporation. Youve got to look after history, he said.

    December 2, 2009Preservation groups

    alarmed by c