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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Mail Agreement #40110541 INDEX NEWS COMMUNITY Opinion 8 Sports 28 Arts 30 Seventy-five property owners on the north end of Otter Point Road are another step closer to hooking up to the municipal water system Page 6 The local refugee sponsorship committee has raised more than $20,000 in its bid to bring a refugee family to the region Page 21 WISDOM WORDS OF Page 5 Kevin Laird Sooke News Mirror Days after the departure of long-time corporate officer Bon- nie Sprinkling, the District of Sooke has hired a new director of corporate services. Gabryel Joseph has exper- tise in communications, human resources and economic development. Joseph comes to the district after serving as the strategic coor- dinator for the City of Edmon- ton’s transpor- tation depart- ment, and has several years of experience in local government affairs. District of Sooke chief admin- istrative officer Teresa Sullivan worked with Joseph in the past. She was not immediately avail- able for comment and did not return phone calls by deadline. Sullivan wrote on Joseph’s online Linked-In page: “Gabryel inspires loyalty and goodwill in others, because he acts with integrity and trust him- self. He is decisive and impas- sioned, is capable of bold and courageous moves, and is con- fident in his ability to deal with situations as they arise.” See CORPORATE / 7 Sooke adds new senior manager Sullivan FOR SALE 250.642.6361 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp. tammidimock .com Selling Sooke for 25 years! C CAMOSUN WESTSIDE #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN SOOKE FOR 2015 OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation CRISTINA STAICU Personal Real Estate Corporation SUNRIVER $479,900 WHIFFIN SPIT $384,900 EAST SOOKE 599,000 BROOMHILL $156,600 MANUFACTED HOME 08 ‘ BUILT BETTER THAN NEW SEPARATE WIRED SHOP 3500 SF ON 2 LEVELS WALK-OUT RANCHER IMMAC. INSIDE & OUT BRAND NEW TOWNHOME 3BR 3 BA. DOUBLE GARAGE TENNIS, SWMMING, GYM... STUNNING 3000 SF HOME 1.4 AC. MTN & OCEAN VIEWS SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY BUYING or SELLING ??? Call 250.642.6480

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February 10, 2016 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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

    Black PressWednesday, February 10, 2016 Mail Agreement #40110541

    INDEX NEWS COMMUNITYOpinion 8Sports 28Arts 30

    Seventy-five property owners on the north end of Otter Point Road are another step closer to hooking up to the municipal water system

    Page 6

    The local refugee sponsorship committee has raised more than $20,000 in its bid to bring a refugee family to the region

    Page 21

    WISDOMWORDS

    OF Page 5

    Kevin LairdSooke News Mirror

    Days after the departure of long-time corporate officer Bon-nie Sprinkling, the District of Sooke has hired a new director of corporate services.

    Gabryel Joseph has exper-tise in communications, human r e s o u r c e s and economic development.

    J o s e p h comes to the district after serving as the strategic coor-dinator for the City of Edmon-tons transpor-tation depart-ment, and has several years of experience in local government affairs.

    District of Sooke chief admin-istrative officer Teresa Sullivan worked with Joseph in the past. She was not immediately avail-able for comment and did not return phone calls by deadline.

    Sullivan wrote on Josephs online Linked-In page:

    Gabryel inspires loyalty and goodwill in others, because he acts with integrity and trust him-self. He is decisive and impas-sioned, is capable of bold and courageous moves, and is con-fident in his ability to deal with situations as they arise.

    See CORPORATE / 7

    Sooke adds new senior manager

    Sullivan

    FOR SALE

    250.642.6361

    T A M M I D I M O C KPe r sona l Rea l E s ta t e Co rp .

    tammidimock.com

    Selling Sookefor 25 years!

    CCAMOSUN WESTSIDE #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE

    IN SOOKE FOR 2015

    OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

    CRISTINA STAICU Personal Real Estate Corporation

    SUNRIVER $479,900 WHIFFIN SPIT $384,900 EAST SOOKE 599,000 BROOMHILL $156,600

    MANUFACTED HOME 08 BUILT BETTER THAN NEW

    SEPARATE WIRED SHOP

    3500 SF ON 2 LEVELS WALK-OUT RANCHER IMMAC. INSIDE & OUT

    BRAND NEW TOWNHOME 3BR 3 BA. DOUBLE GARAGE

    TENNIS, SWMMING, GYM...

    STUNNING 3000 SF HOME 1.4 AC. MTN & OCEAN VIEWS

    SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY

    BUYING or SELLING ??? Call 250.642.6480

  • 2 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

    Publisher: Rod Sluggett [email protected]: Kevin Laird [email protected]: Octavian Lacatusu [email protected]: [email protected]: [email protected]: Vicky Sluggett [email protected] Manager: Deb Stolth [email protected]

    How to reach us 250.642.5752 fax: [email protected]

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    Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm2810 Ramsden Road (3300 block of Otter Point Rd,

    block west of Sooke Business Park)

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    CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICTSOOKE & ELECTORAL AREA PARKS AND RECREATION

    COMMISSIONREGULAR MEETING

    SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Boardroom

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1pm* *new date/time

    Public Welcome to AttendFor meeting confirmation or for further information,

    please contact the SEAPARC Leisure Complex at 642-8000.

    For meeting schedules, agendas and minutes, visit:

    https://www.crd.bc.ca/seaparc/about-us/about-the-recreation-commission

    Want to see your shot featured as a Reader Photo of the Week?

    Were seeking shots that grab our attention for their creativity, impact, humour or beauty, taken in the Sooke region. They can be of people, nature or the urban environment. Email your submissions to [email protected]

    Reader Photo of the WeekShirley resident Michele Brown caught the last silvery rays highlighting the water and the driftwood on Gordons Beach. Readers Photo of the Week is sponsored by the Stickleback West Coast Eatery.

    A 36-year-old Sooke man is facing numer-ous charges after police arrested a sus-pect attempting to steal items from a vehicle.

    Michael Godolphin is in custody and is charged with theft under $5,000 and sev-eral counts of breach of probation.

    Godolphin is well-known to police and had just moved back to Sooke, said RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes.

    Police are continuing to actively monitor and investigate theft from vehicles in the Sooke area, and encourage the public not to leave any valuables in their vehicles.

    Man arrested after attempt to steal from vehicles

    Sookes Most Wanted

    Tyson KAYESAge: 36Wanted: Breach of probation

    The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Feb. 8. If you have any information on these individuals or their crimes, you are asked to call the RCMP at 250-642-5241 or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at victoriacrimestoppers.com.

  • Octavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    Last summer, the Sal-vation Army closed its doors in Sooke, leaving countless needy resi-dents with little choice of accessible and affordable local items.

    Not all was lost, how-ever, as Sally Annes departure became the catalyst for yet another enterprise in Sooke, one that is run by the community, for the community.

    Its called the Thrift Shop, run entirely by the Sooke Fam-ily Resources Society, also known as SFRS, a charitable organization focused on providing services in the commu-nity, such as child care resources, prenatal education, family sup-port programs, among others.

    The idea was to cre-ate a sustainable cycle where income from the sales go back into programs and services that SFRS offers to the Sooke community, said Nicky Logins, executive director of SFRS.

    Items are donated by the community to get reinvested in the community, she said.

    Before serving as an arm of SFRS, the thrift store was a clothing exchange, but after

    outgrowing the pro-gram, the organization was already looking to expand.

    And surely, the opportunity came along.

    When the Salvation Army left, we thought it as an opportunity to develop it into a social enterprise, Logins said, adding that after encouragement from the local community, the store went forward, opening up shop right next to the power tools store.

    Thats where Bev Lewis, the Thrift Shops manager, comes in. Lewis took on the reigns of the new shop when the store opened last October.

    We had a soft open-ing, and the community has been wonderful with the donations, she said, adding that hot items right now are womens clothing, as well as housewares such as pots and pans.

    Even if an item cant be sold as-is, the objec-tive is still to give back to the community.

    If we get some medi-cal equipment, it goes to the Loan Cupboard, and if there is some-thing we cant sell, we contact the Crisis Cen-tre, so nothing gets wasted.

    The store is also

    working on a repur-pose area where visitors can pick and choose from a variety of scrapped materials for decoration or art-work.

    Lewis is the only paid employee at the shop, working with an army of 25 volunteers to keep the wheels moving. Among them are also Edward Milne Commu-nity School students who are helping out as part of their life skills

    program. One student, who

    is autistic, brings a unique set of organi-zation skills not often seen.

    He counts puzzles and makes sure the pieces are all there, which is fantastic. Hes organized the books, DVDs and video games for us alphabetically and numerically, Lewis said.

    Hes a very gifted young man.

    The students get trained on the cash register and how inven-tory works in a profes-sional working environ-ment.

    Those who want to see the place for them-selves can do so from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The store will host a grand opening on Feb. 13 with a tent out front with cake and coffee, at 11 a.m.

    [email protected]

    Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror

    Sooke Family Resources Society Thrift Shop manager Bev Lewis runs a pretty tight ship and one full of interesting goodies of all kinds.

    Thrift shop helps fill community needSooke Family Resources Society Thrift Shop not just a store but gateway to other services

    Sooke RCMP are warning of an ongoing phone scam by people posing as Mount-ies who claim to be collecting fees or income tax.

    The caller tells them they must pay immediately or they will be arrested within 24 hours. In some cases, the

    letters RCMP appear on the victims call display.

    Police will never contact individuals to collect fines or taxes and never ask the public to make payments over the telephone, accord-ing to a statement released by Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff

    McArthur.This is part of a new wave

    of scam calls throughout Canada. No calls have been reported in Sooke.

    Anyone who receives a call, should hang up and con-tact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at: 1-888-495-8501.

    Scammers claim to be Mounties

    Jeff McArthur

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    CocaCola1L ..................................99

    Classico

    PastaSauce650 mL ..........................298Italpasta

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    Maxwell HouseOriginal or Dark Roast

    Coffee925g ...............................999Kellogg'sSpecial K, All Bran or Vector

    Cereal400-525g ......................299E.D. SmithTriple Fruits

    Jam

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    RogersFine Granulated

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    ChocolateChips270-300g ......................299Quaker

    QuickOats1kg ..................................299

    Del MonteCanned

    Vegetables341-398 mL ..............99Dempster'sCinnamon Raisin

    Bread680g ...............................299Cascades Double Roll

    BathroomTissue12 Roll ...........................699

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    Sirloin Tip Oven Roast9.90/kg

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    Fresh Pork

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    Long English Cucumbers .100

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    Tomatoes 4.40/kg .............................200

    Honey Ham............................................................. 149Honey Dijon or Chipotle

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  • Author Stephen Covey who wrote the popular book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, wrote: There are three constants in life ... change, choice and principles.

    Its a simple statement that creates great thought.

    Such words of wisdom are an invaluable resource that are often shared or passed down to family and friends.

    A group of Sooke seniors agreed to share small thoughts, pieces of life advice, or their keys to happiness with our readers.

    Margaret Weir, 97If you dont use anything,

    it goes rusty. Keep going all you can. [Exercise] makes your circulation better, and if you knit or sew, it keeps your brain going. Youve got all this time on earth, make the most of it.

    Dan Gilbey, 70Make sure to eat properly,

    not just at an older age, but as early on as possible. I ate too many sugars in my life and now I have Type 2 diabetes. It really hurts. A healthy lifestyle is important

    in the long run, and physical exercise helps without question.

    May Anderson, 80Value your family. They are

    the most important aspect in your life and you only get them once, so be sure to take care of them as much as possible.

    Carol Pinalski, 78Around 10 per cent of

    all you earn is yours to keep, so watch the pennies. The dollars will look after themselves.

    Gail Gibley, 65Get a cat. Or two. Learn

    to keep them inside your

    yard. I have four cats and three dogs. Theyre like friends. Cats mellow you out, they calm your nerves down. They are some of the most mentally-therapeutic creatures around. Plus, it beats the heck out of talking to a wall.

    Sheila Harper, 68If you are feeling anxious

    or depressed, always ask for help, dont just wait and suffer alone. There are people out there who want to help you and listen to you when you are worried and sad about life.

    Maddy Chambers, 75If you are old, you are not

    useless, and shouldnt ever have to feel that way. Seniors have a lot to offer to their community because even at their age they can still do the things they want and support those they care about.

    Heather MacKeigan, 60Always live life to its fullest

    potential, because you never know when your time is up. Just live it while you still can.

    Barry Gifford, 55Dont ever take anything

    you hear from one person completely out of context, look for the other side of the story. If you look hard enough, youll find there always is one.

    Seniors share life adviceAlways live life to its fullest among the many pearls of wisdom

    Dan Gilbey May Anderson Heather MacKeigan Margaret Weir

    Home care best way to serve growing senior population: report

    Health ministers across Canada say expanding community and home care is the best way to serve a growing senior population, but total home care hours declined last year in three out of five B.C. health regions.

    Thats one of the findings in the first annual report on seniors services by B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Macken-zie.

    Despite growing senior populations across B.C., the report found the total hours of home support delivered to cli-ents was down four per cent in Vancou-ver Island and Vancouver Coastal health regions, and down 11 per cent in the area served by Northern Health.

    Fraser Health, the largest region by population from Surrey through the Fra-ser Valley, had a seven per cent increase in hours in 2014-15, the fiscal year that ended last March. Interior Health, including the Okanagan and Kootenays, saw a five per cent increase.

    Mackenzie said there has been an increase in seniors served by home care workers in most regions, but the hours received by each has declined. She said the data on hours reflects what she has heard from seniors around the province, who report that their home care ser-vices are being reduced.

    That validates to a large extent what people are saying, which is I cant get meal prep, they cut my bathing, they cut out my housekeeping, Mackenzie said.

    Health Minister Terry Lake, who emphasized the need to move away from the acute-care hospital model to community and home care at a recent

    health ministers conference in Vancou-ver, said the report is a snapshot, but acknowledged there is more work to do.

    Lake said the 11 million hours of home care support provided last year is up 35 per cent since the B.C. Liberals took office in 2001, and the number of clients served is up 29 per cent.

    Despite the fact that weve seen a significant increase in hours and budget, the demographics are such that we are falling behind here a little bit, Lake said in an interview.

    Lake added that the new federal gov-ernment has made a commitment to invest more in home health care. He said he is encouraged by Mackenzies finding that 96 per cent of B.C. seniors have a regular family doctor.

    The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said Mackenzies report paints a picture of a system that is headed in the wrong direction.

    Home care spread thin, says seniors advocate

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM 5

    Capital Regional District

    Date: February 16, 2016Time: 7:00 pmPlace: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC1. Rezoning Application

    a) RZ000241 - Strata Lots 5, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 25, Section 16, Otter District, Strata Plan VIS7096 (Sooke Business Park - Butler Road)

    2. Proposed Bylaw a) Bylaw No. 4000, Ofcial Community Plan for

    East Sooke, Bylaw No. 1, 2016Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for conrmation.Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon, February 16, 2016, by mail to the Capital Regional District (CRD), Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning, 3 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1, by email to [email protected] or be submitted at the meeting.Staff reports will be available after February 11, 2016, on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/committeedocuments/juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our ofce, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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

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  • Thurs Feb. 11

    ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 P.M.BINGOSr. Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community Hall. Info: 250-664-6612.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-8000.QUILTERS & CRAFTERSShirley Quilters and Crafters. Shirley Hall, 10:30 a.m.MEDITATION TALKSooke Yoga and Meditation Centre, 7:30 p.m.SOOKE WINDSConcert band rehearsal. Journey Middle School band room, 7:30 p.m. Info: 250-891-8433.

    Mon Feb. 15

    PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30 to 11 a.m. 250-642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Info: 250-642-0789.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.FIRE COMMISSIONShirley Fire Commission Meeting. Shirley Fire Hall, 7 p.m.

    Sun Feb. 14

    ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.Bluegrass Jam, first and third Sunday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. October to May.FREE SKATESEAPARC, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.MUSIC JAMKemp Lake Stroe Music Cafe Music Jam. 7875 West Coast Rd., 1 to 5 p.m.QI GONG & TAI CHIBy donation. Sooke Yoga and Wellness, 6750 Westcoast Rd., 6 p.m.MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONBy donation. Sooke Yoga and Wellness, 6750 Westcoast Rd., 7:15 p.m.

    Wed Feb. 17

    WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30 to 11a.m. Information: 250-642-5464.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeet and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERSVillage Foods meeting room, 7 p.m. Info: Allan at 250-642-7520.SOOKE COMMUNITY CHOIRPrestige Hotel, 7 p.m.ART EXHIBITTales of Woe and Whimsey. Sooke Region Museum, all day

    Community Calendar

    Tues Feb. 16

    BABY TALKInfant massage. Youth and Family Centre, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 250-642-5464.

    YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.SOCIAL CONTRACT BRIDGESooke Community Hall, 1 to 4 p.m.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. 250-642-3022.SENIORS LUNCHSooke Senior Drop In Centre at Sooke Community Hall, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.FASTBALL REGISTRATIONSooke Minor Fastball, SEAPARC Leisure Complex lobby, 6 to 8 p.m.WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House, 7 to 9 p.m.

    Sat Feb. 13

    ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.FASTBALL REGISTRATIONSooke Minor Fastball, SEAPARC Leisure Complex lobby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.POTHOLES HIKESooke Potholes River Walk, 9 a.m. Meet at Williams Simmons Memorial Park parking lot. 250-642-2767

    Fri Feb. 12

    VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUS Lunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call June at 250-642-2032.

    All Community events purchasing a

    display ad will appear in our current com-munity event cal-

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

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

    and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.

    SHOPPERSDRUG MART

    250-642-5229

    Child, Youth & Family Centre: 6672 Wadams WayFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke Rd

    Holy Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church Rd

    Legion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips Rd

    Peoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips Rd

    Sooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662

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    ART EXHIBITTales of Woe and Whimsey. Sooke Region Museum, all day.

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    Sooke property owners at the north end of Otter Point Road will find out this fall whether theyll be able to hook up to the municipal water system.

    The Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission last week asked for a report from the Capital Regional Dis-trict Water Services on how the proj-

    ect could be funded.For years, 75 property own-

    ers in the area have complained about water shortages. Those shortages have limited develop-ment and created issues with fire protection.

    Last fall, Sooke council backed a motion from Coun. Kerrie Reay which asked the commission to fund its Otter Point water line to the munic-ipal boundary and service all properties. Funding for the proj-ect would come from the com-missions development cost charge fund.

    Many questions surrounded the project, including whether it conformed to the CRDs regional growth strategy and if

    DCCs could be used to fund it.It fits within the growth strat-

    egy, said Juan de Fuca Elec-toral Area director Mike Hicks, who sits on the commission with Sooke Coun. Kevin Pear-son.

    Now the commission and the CRD will look at options includ-ing an in-depth analysis of the costs, the establishment of a new DCC fund and whether resi-dents should pay upfront costs.

    The project has been moved along further than it ever has been before. It has been identi-fied as a project, Pearson said.

    The CRD report is expected to be completed by September.

    Otter Point Road water project moving forward

    Feds asked to help with Kemp Lake planThe Capital Regional

    District is making a second attempt to get federal funding to con-nect the Kemp Lake Water Distribution system to the regions waterworks structure.

    The Kemp Lake Water Distribution needs to improve its water system to meet

    the Vancouver Island Health Authoritys drinking water guide-lines.

    The project would see the Kemp Lake water main extended along West Coast to the CRD water system at Erinan Boulevard.

    Ottawa rejected the Small Community

    Grant application last year on the $1.8-million project, of which $1.6 million is expected to be covered by senior governments.

    Kemp Lake Water Distribution has been working with the CRD and VIHA for more than five years on the project with several

    engineering and water quality studies under-taken.

    The KLWD looked at several options including building a new water treatment plant and hooking up to the CRD system. Two years ago, it was decided to work within the CRD system.

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    Three members of HMCS Winnipeg were detained by Japanese authorities while the ship was on a port visit in Tokyo on Feb. 1.

    The crew members, two military mem-bers and one civil-ian employee, were detained for the alleged use of a controlled sub-stance.

    One of the military members has since been released by police, while the other two have been charged with use of a controlled substance by the Tokyo Police.

    The navy will con-tinue to work with Canadian Consulate officials and Japanese authorities as may be required throughout this process.

    The Canadian Armed Forces has a zero-tol-erance policy for illicit drug use and posses-sion.

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    Issue centres around residents safety living near Diversion DamOctavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    B.C. Hydros buyout of nearly a dozen Jordan River residents continues as the areas future remains uncertain.

    The issue escalated two years ago when B.C. Hydro threatened to expropriate the residents on grounds that their lives were in danger if an earthquake hit in the middle of the night, which could potentially crack Diver-sion Dam above and quickly flood the area.

    Early in 2015, B.C. Hydro reas-sessed the dam for its seismic capability and withdrew the expropriation, offering residents the choice to sell their home at a fair market price or stay.

    So far, Hydro has bought eight properties and settled with

    seven out of 10 owners (one owner had two properties), said Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro commu-nications manager for Vancou-ver Island.

    He said with what is being offered to the residents as far as selling their property hasnt changed. Nor is anyone in a hurry to buy or sell.

    Theres no rush, were work-ing with them, and were not expropriating, Olynyk said, adding that B.C. Hydro will buy the properties at market value.

    But residents still remain con-cerned over what their land will become in the future, said Marika Nagasaka, president of OPSRRA, a non-profit society that helps bring issues and con-

    cerns of its amalgamated resi-dents (from Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River) to the tables of local government.

    Nagasaka hopes that raising questions will help open the lines of communication between Hydro and with residents in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

    Our wish is that theres some kind of conversation happen-ing, so that people arent feel-ing fearful or left out, she said, adding that one of the biggest frustrations for residents is that theres no clear idea at this point of whats going to happen with the Jordan River land, once it is all bought by B.C. Hydro.

    What exactly will happen with property is not determined at this point, though Olynyk explained that B.C. Hydro will maintain and manage the area in the future.

    He added that the logging sort will not be affected, since it isnt a long-term overnight property, B.C. Hydros initial driver and concern of its acquisition.

    [email protected]

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    From page 1He knows how to shape the future and

    figures out where an organization needs to go to succeed; he tests these ideas pragmatically against existing resources; and he works with others to figure out how to get from the present to the desired future.

    Joseph comes to Sooke after the departure of three key managers in a matter of weeks: Bonnie Sprinkling, finance director Michael Dillabaugh and municipal engineer Elisabeth Nelson.

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    Our wish is that theres some kind of conversation hap-pening, so that people arent feeling fearful or left out.

  • 8 I OPINION I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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    Canada is getting fat.A study by a Memorial University in

    St. Johns professor published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that between 1985 and 2011 the rate of obese Canadians has tripled from six to 18 per cent. By 2019 more than one in five Canadians will be obese.

    Measuring obesity typically done by calculating a ratio of weight to height is an inexact science. But in general if you are a six-foot person weighing more than 220 pounds you probably qualify. The same applies to

    a five-foot-four person who tips the scales at more than 175 pounds.

    Like cigarettes, obesity is tied to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. Like cigarettes, obesity will eventually kill you. And, like cigarettes, obesity is an issue that can be best addressed by stopping it before it takes hold.

    An essential element in achieving that goal is an education campaign that hits Canadians early and often.

    Show us the harms caused by obesity. Show us the best ways to combat the disease. Give us easy

    access to the tools we need to fight it.Supplement this by adding warning

    labels on high-calorie, low-nutrition foods, accompanied by a prohibitive junk food tax that helps fund our health care system while deterring people from buying those products.

    In short, tackle obesity with the same zest and vigour with which weve tackled cigarettes.

    And then turn things over to our best marketers, who can pose the following question to the next generation:

    If we were to offer you a product

    that would slow your reflexes, create rolls on your belly, add a few chins, make it harder to find clothes, have you gasping for breath, sap your energy level, cost you thousands of dollars a year, and cut your life short, would you be interested?

    The answer should be and would be an unequivocal no.

    If we pose the question long enough and loud enough, perhaps it will be.

    We want to hear from you.

    Send you comments to [email protected]

    Its time to end the obesity epidemicWE SAY: Weve helped snuff tobacco, lets tackle obesity next

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    Editor Kevin LairdOpinion

    Items are donated by the community to get reinvested in the community.

    This is where I feel at home. Singing while surrounded and supported by the grandiose expanse of a full orchestra.

    We have many things to offer a family that has lost so much.

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    Lorne ChristensenGuest Comment

    The District of Sooke council embarked on a mandate to clean up city hall and to make it less about control and more about service to the citizens.

    With the new chief administrative officer, it seems well on its way to accomplishing that.

    First, the CAO was not hired from that never ending pool of self-serving municipal management. You know the type, CAOs that go from one municipality to another perpetuating a system that keeps the citizen taxpayers on

    the bottom. This council was not lazy.

    It put a great effort into the selection and got a real person with a varied background and good management skills.

    Unlike so many experienced municipal government CAOs of the past, this one appears to have genuine respect for tax money. She knows that it belongs to somebody. You, the citizen.

    She is expecting that all staff positions be relevant and if not, that position should be eliminated. All staff should have a job description and boundaries.

    She is not operating in

    isolation, she has taken the time to talk with more than 200 Sooke citizens as well as the staff and others.

    As a result, she has a good feel for what people are expecting and what is required. She has the support of council, at least most of it, and I know she has the support of the majority of citizens, being seen by most as a welcome change.

    Recently I read a blog that masquerades as a news outlet and is a place where one can talk nonsense and spill their venom without ever having to use their own name. Something I always considered cowardly. There were several blogs, but the main

    one under a stock name that could be a Mildred or a David or a Jeff or it could be anyone.

    Some contributors to this type of blog, are those who believe in democracy only for themselves and, usually, with a high level of arrogance, believing that their intellect is higher than everyone else.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    They also, will often have their hand out at council meetings, looking to be fed, even after biting that very hand.

    These folks tried to take issue with the political party connection of one of the members on councils hiring

    committee. Of course, had the political party in question been a different one that these folks liked, it would not have been an issue.

    One member of the hiring committee had a connection to the Conservative Party, one member had been a sitting NDP MLA for many years, the other member had a Liberal Party connection. None of it matters a damn, so chill out and give your collective heads a shake!

    Lorne Christensen is a Sooke

    resident.

    Kudos to District of Sooke council and its new CAO

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  • WE ASKED YOU: If you had a million dollars to spend on Sooke, what would you build?

    Id put it into the Sooke Legion and the Sooke Community Association, because theyre leveraging the local community.

    Barry GiffordSooke

    A dedicated seniors centre. It would suit the community very well.

    Bob SykesSooke

    Id buy the golf course, because Sooke doesnt have one. If you want more seniors to come to Sooke, you gotta give them something to do.

    Robert MacKinnonSooke

    Id build a unique row of ocean shops all along a beautiful boardwalk right by the water.

    Lyn RowellSooke

    EDITORS NOTE: Would you like to be considered for We Asked You? If so, contact reporter Octavian Lacatusu by email at [email protected] or phone 250-642-5752.

    Readers letters Sooke News Mirror letters policyThe News Mirror encourages community dialogue on important community issues. All letters are subject to editing. Letters should not exceed 300 words in length. All letters must include a full name, community of residence and a phone number. Email submissions to [email protected]

    How does this guy get to keep his job?

    Re: Teacher rebuked for calling student Taliban (News, Feb. 3)

    When I began reading this story about former EMCS teacher Matthew Shaun Pell, I thought that he might have mistakenly used Taliban as a kind of generic term for anyone of Muslim faith or background, or was perhaps guilty of making a very bad joke. That would have been inexcusable enough, given his status as a public school teacher. Theyre supposed to know better, right?

    But then I read further and discovered that Mr. Pell was actually quite deliberate in his Taliban reference, and had even heaped on the general abuse with more precise taunting (Dont make her angry otherwise shell bomb you.).

    Most of us (including me) have our fears and prejudices about threats arising from the Middle East, but to vent those fears on a young teenager over whom you have been given a position of trust and authority is inexcusable.

    Mr. Pell bullied a child in front of her peers, and I have no doubt he left scars on the student that will last her lifetime.

    So, whats his punishment? Something vague about signing a consent resolution agreement and attending a whitewashing Building Cultural Intelligence course. Oh ... and of course he had to say Sorry! Does anyone actually believe theres genuine contrition here?

    Not good enough in my opinion.

    For his bullying and harassment of a young student, this man should have lost his job on the spot, as opposed to moving on to another nearby teaching opportunity.

    This is a classic case of the teachers union looking after one of its own, instead of looking to the needs of the very students with which its been

    entrusted. Nice.John Campbell

    Sooke

    Golf course, theatre would be welcome

    Re: Sooke needs a golf course (Letters, Feb. 3)

    I would echo letter-writer Pirjo Raits sentiment: We love DeMamiel Golf Course.

    DeMamiel is a challenging little course, very well maintained, affordable and it can be played in 40 minutes.

    This is ideal for me as a retired person who is predictably now busier than ever.

    Last year, I joined Metchosin ladies golf league as, other than DeMamiel, it was closest to home.

    It would be wonderful to have a movie theatre here, also.

    I dont know how financially viable that would be but we really miss the little Caprice theatre in Langford. It was so affordable and just a nice evening out.

    A theatre is also a venue that accommodates all age groups and would be an additional place for the youth to go.

    Michele AtchisonSooke

    Stories on bats appreciated

    Re: Researchers looking for hibernating bats (News, Feb. 3)

    Kudos to the Sooke News

    Mirror for again promoting bat research on South Vancouver Island.

    Given the millions of bats killed in Eastern North America by the white nose syndrome fungus since February 2006, this research is critical given the fact that the so-far incurable fungus is steadily moving west.

    The bitter pill to swallow is that the fungus is not native to North America but originates in Eastern and Central Europe. It first popped up in an upstate Schoharie County, New York cave, popular with spelunkers. The most likely source being unclean equipment used by a caver who had been in Europe.

    So, yet another case of an unwelcome foreign species decimating our native species.

    Andy NeimersSooke

    District hiring practices come under question

    Re: District of Sooke hires director of corporate services (Online, Feb. 3)

    Im not going too far out on a limb when I say I think the new CAO is taking the opportunity to stack the deck and bring in anyone she feels like hiring.

    In this case, a former associate just got handed a nearly six-figure job with absolutely no transparency or accountability to those of us who get to pay his salary or the people we elected to represent us.

    These should be open, competitive hirings and there should be no terminations without cause and disclosure.

    If she has, in fact, sole hiring authority with no accountability based on current bylaws then they need to be changed. And quickly.

    I know Mayor Maja Tait is on leave, but this isnt right. This is not transparent or inclusive and its most certainly not a management style thats bringing people together.

    Harrison LansingSooke

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    New bat research critical, says letter-writer.

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    Muir, Harvey home a romance story for this Valentines DayElida PeersContributed

    It was kind of neat to read that Victoria has once again been designated Romance Capital of Canada.

    While we arent Victoria, weve had plenty of romances in our town as well. There are even tales of assignations at the Bel-vedere Hotel which once stood on the headland by the river.

    But this story is quite deco-rous.

    Katherine Muir is the young girl pictured here in 1885. She was standing atop the Widows Walk of Woodside Farm, fam-ily home of John Muir Jr. and his wife Annie Welsh Muir. Her brother Douglas appears to be painting the Widows Walk.

    When Katherine got a little older she met Arthur Harvey, and their romance began.

    In those times, of course, chaperones were required, but that did not stop the romance and they married in 1905.

    The Harveys established a home close by Katherines par-ents, and in fact, if you are driv-ing out west on Highway 14 today, you will pass the little farm where they lived, at that time part of the Muir family holdings, right at the far corner of Grant Road. (The road did not then extend past Woodside farm; travellers heading further west took the Otter Point Road, which was routed further inland, until it reached Tugwell Creek.)

    The young couple happily made their home close to family.

    In those frontier-like days, hunting filled in for the absence of grocery stores, and our archives holds a photo of Arthur Harvey with a bear he had shot there.

    Today Steve and Pam Arnett live on the same spot, which

    is now congested with houses. Readers who knew Mae Linell will recognize that her home, where she lived with her hus-band Oke, is directly across West Coast Road.

    But back to honeymooners. Katherine and Arthur Harvey; they lived happily close to her Muir relatives, until circum-stances required relocating to Victoria.

    Next, it was a British vet-eran, Capt. PW deP Taylor, who brought his London socialite wife to settle on the small farm in 1921. They ran a Jersey dairy herd there until 1926, when they built the fine mansion Deerlepe, off Whiffin Spit Road.

    Recently Valerie Clark spoke with us of when she and hus-band Charlie Clark bought the property in 1959 from Hum-

    phrey Connell. The Clarks, soon after pur-

    chasing, were approached by a land developer called Wigle, who bought the barn section of the property and converted it into a pleasant country home, bought in 1967 by world trav-ellers Charlie and Joyce Per-kins. Charlie Perkins was a well-known lawyer who served two terms as regional director.

    So this little corner of real estate has celebrated a myriad of romances, among them Arthur and Katherine Harvey, Buck and Margaret Taylor, Charlie and Val Clark, Charlie and Joyce Perkins, and most recently, retired Mir-ror staffer Steve Arnett and wife Pam.

    Elida Peers is the historian of

    Sooke Region Museum.

    Sooke Region Museum

    High up on the Widows Walk of Woodside Farm, in 1885, a young Katherine Muir watches her brother Douglas finishing up a painting. Readers driving past the stately farmhouse on West Coast Road today will not see the Widows Walk it was removed early in the 20th century.

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    I dreaded Valentines Day as a kid. It was in those days when students made a pocket of some sort, decorated it, and stuck it to the side of their desks into which classmates could slip Valentines Day cards. Some would get many cards, others few. Depending on the number of cards received and, more importantly by

    whom they were given, there were either feelings of elation or rejection. My children didnt get the same experience. By the time they went to school the trend had become that every kid brought a card for every other kid in the class. No one got left out. Problem was that you never knew if it was genuine. How could you really know if the giver really meant it or just gave out of obligation? It is common to experience the longing to love and be loved. Its the way God created us. God loves you and he demonstrated his love for you by offering forgiveness and eternal life through the sacrifi ce of his only son. Jesus is Gods valentine to you. But like the valentine given to the whole class, you might doubt the sincerity of Gods gift. After all, God loves the whole world and gave his son for everyone. The only way youll discover the genuineness of Gods love for you is by investigating further. Thats why youre invited to come and join us. Come explore the claim that God loves you by looking into the Bible and having a conversation with someone who has experienced the love of God personally. Youll fi nd that many such people gather on a regular basis in churches throughout this community. I suspect that they would be happy to talk with you about Gods love.

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  • Refugee sponsorship group has raised $20,000 of goal

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    Were pleased with how many in the com-munity have realized that this is an important cause, but we still have to raise almost $15,000 more before we can invite a family said Sid Jorna, chair of the Team Sooke/Juan de Fuca Ref-ugee Sponsorship Com-mittee.

    We have to reach more people.

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    Some communities have resettled families of six or eight. So, we feel a lot more comfort-able with a contingency amount, Jorna said.

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    The sponsorship group doesnt yet know where the family will be

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    Some people ask why Sooke? Jorna remarks. Why not, I answer. We have friendly residents and a generous spirit, not to mention a lower cost of living than the big cities and our uplift-ing natural beauty. We have many things to offer a family that has lost so much.

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  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM 2310 I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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    Jelly Beans ....................59 Banana Chips ..........69

    Island BakeryCracked Wheat

    Bread570g ........................99

    1.89L

    Mexican

    Zucchini

    89

    Washington

    BraeburnApples

    2/600

    Imported

    Lo Bok/Daikon

    149California

    ShanghaiBok Choy

    149

    Washington

    Red SkinOnions

    139

    Harvest

    Bacon

    500g .................................899Harvest

    Mini FarmerSausage300g ......................................499

    Grimm's

    Pepperoni

    450g ...................................699

    California Snap Top

    Carrots1.52/kg

    109

    AAA Beef

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    AAA Beef

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    Fresh

    Trout3lbs

    AAA Beef

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    AAA Beef

    TenderizedSteak14.97/kg ..............................679

    AAA Beef

    Inside RoundRoast 13.21/kg 599

    179

    Imported

    AsianPears

    89

    69

    Kikkoman

    Panko BreadCrumbs227g ......................

    2/400Kellogg's

    VectorCereal400g ..........................299

    LindtAmour

    Valentine61g .............................299

    Bounce

    Fabric SoftenerSheets80's All Varieties ...........399

    Diamond

    Sliced BambooShoots227g ........................99

    ChristieGraham Wafers, Crumbs or

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    Maxwell HouseInstant

    Coffee200g ...........................699

    Tostitos All Varieties

    Tortilla Chip or SalsaVarious Weights ....

    2/600

    Charmin Double Roll

    BathroomTissue12's ............................799

    Pot of Gold

    Chocolates

    283g ..........................699

    Glad Medium or Large

    Zipper FreezerBags15-20's ..................

    2/400

    Lee Kum Kee

    SoyaSauce500 mL ........................169

    ea

    /lb

    /lb

    KentMangos.......................................

    2/300HeadLettuce..................................................129

    Northern Gold

    Granola

    700-750g ....................229

    ea

    2/1000

    /lb /lb

    Fresh

    Clams

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    Peru

    BBQ

    SalmonTips

    3.28/kg

    /lb

    1.96/kg

    California

    B.C. Grown

    GreenCabbage

    69

    Spongetowels

    EconoTowels6's ..............................499

    Organic

    Avocados

    2/600/100g

    Organic

    Ambosia Apples

    /lb

    3's

    1.52/kg

    Dempster'sEngishMuffi ns6's 4 Varieties ........

    2/500

    Harvest

    Wieners

    450g ....................................5993.28/kg

    /lb

    HersheyMilk Chocolate

    Kisses

    369200g

    Kraft

    RealMayonnaise

    449890 mL

    Dempster'sCinnamon Raisin

    Bread680g ..........................289

    /lb

    SunRype Pure

    Apple Juice

    Diamond

    LonglifeNoodles400g ........................99

    Kraft Bull's Eye

    BBQSauce

    289425 mLAll Varieties

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    EnergyDrinks473 mL All Varieties

    2/400

    /lb

    279Kellogg's

    Mini WheatsCerealAll Varieties500g

    All Varieties6x222 mL

    2/500CocaCola

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    455 mL

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    AlfredoSauce

    299Aylmer

    Ketchup

    2/400

    VHSweet & Sour or Plum

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    Bakers

    ChocolateChips300g 2 Varieties ..........299

    Mr. Noodles

    NoodleBowls110g All Varieties ..

    4/500 ea

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    Quaker

    RiceCakes

    2/300

    ea

    Knorr

    Broths

    410 mLAll Varieties

    Saffl o

    Sunfl owerOil

    199500 mL

    Friskies

    Chef's BlendCat Food1.5kg ...........................479

    ea

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    3lbs

    ea

    455 mLAll Varieties

    189

    199

    Golden Dragon

    Stir FrySauce

    2/400

    ea

    ea

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    /lb /lb

    ea

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    Texana Long Grain

    Jasmine Rice

    529Oceans

    Wild SockeyeSalmon

    2/700213g

    Kraft Grated

    ParmesanCheese

    649250g

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