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OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 ALMOST AN ACRE 3 BR HOME 2 HUGE SHOP/GARAGES BRIGHT UPDATED HOME 6975 BENTLEY PLACE STONE RIDGE $599,900 2461 DRIFTWOOD DRIVE SUNRIVER $419,900 2021 GOODRIDGE ROAD SASEENOS N $489,900 SOLD POPULAR CREEKSIDE PLAN 3 LEVEL WITH BASMENT SUITE LARGE LOT QUIET STREET COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4 OCEANVIEWS!!! 4BR 4 BATH 2800+ SF incl. 600SF S/C SUITE GRANITE KITCHEN SS APPLS. BACKS PAKLAND GREAT VIEWS OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND 2276 FRENCH ROAD BROOMHILL $499,900 COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATIONS 99% of LIST PRICE OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4 COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page B1 Sports/stats Page 17 28 Pages in two sections DOT ART Elspeth McLean loves dots. Page B1 Classifieds 15 • 75 ¢ Pirjo Raits photo Walking the Spit Whiffin Spit is one of the busiest places in Sooke on a nice day. Located at the end of Whiffin Spit Road, the breakwater extends into the mouth of the Sooke Harbour and helps to protect the inner basin. A leisurely stroll will take you 1.1 kilometres to the lighthouse at the end. The seaside trail offers hikers grand views of Sooke and the open waters of Juan de Fuca Strait, framed within the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. Whiffin Spit was named after a clerk on the Herald, a British naval ship that surveyed the area in 1846. In 1855 the Muir family started a sawmill there and ships would navigate the channel around Whiffin Spit to pick up lumber. The official name Whiffin Spit is now spelled with an “i” rather than in someplaces with an “e”. 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 135 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp.

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July 02, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

    250 642 6480 ALMOST AN ACRE 3 BR HOME

    2 HUGE SHOP/GARAGES BRIGHT UPDATED HOME

    6975 BENTLEY PLACE STONE RIDGE $599,900

    2461 DRIFTWOOD DRIVE SUNRIVER $419,900

    2021 GOODRIDGE ROAD SASEENOS N $489,900

    SOLD

    POPULAR CREEKSIDE PLAN 3 LEVEL WITH BASMENT SUITE

    LARGE LOT QUIET STREET COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE

    OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

    OCEANVIEWS!!! 4BR 4 BATH 2800+ SF incl. 600SF S/C SUITE GRANITE KITCHEN SS APPLS.

    BACKS PAKLAND GREAT VIEWS

    OPEN HOUSES THIS

    WEEKEND

    2276 FRENCH ROAD BROOMHILL $499,900

    COMPLIMENTARY MARKET

    EVALUATIONS

    99% of LIST PRICE OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

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

    Black PressWednesday, July 2, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page B1

    Sports/stats Page 17

    28 Pages in two sections

    DOT ARTElspeth McLean

    loves dots.

    Page B1 3.125x1.2Dimock

    Classi eds 15 75

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Walking the SpitWhiffin Spit is one of the busiest places in Sooke on a nice day. Located at the end of Whiffin Spit Road, the breakwater extends into the mouth of the Sooke Harbour and helps to protect the inner basin. A leisurely stroll will take you 1.1 kilometres to the lighthouse at the end. The seaside trail offers hikers grand views of Sooke and the open waters of Juan de Fuca Strait, framed within the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. Whiffin Spit was named after a clerk on the Herald, a British naval ship that surveyed the area in 1846. In 1855 the Muir family started a sawmill there and ships would navigate the channel around Whiffin Spit to pick up lumber. The official name Whiffin Spit is now spelled with an i rather than in someplaces with an e.

    250.642.6361

    Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 135

    TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.

  • A brief recap of some of the items on the agenda of the June 23 District of Sooke regu-lar council meeting.

    Public Input and Information

    Council unani-mously voted in favour of issuing a Develop-ment Variance Permit and a Development Per-mit to 6669 Horne Road (Harbourside Cohous-ing). The applicants are looking to build 32 multi-family dwellings on the .8 hectare prop-erty. The development will have one 13-unit three-story apartment building, three one-story duplexes, three two-story duplexes and one secondary suite in the common house. The low rise apart-ment and duplexes are designed to provide an attractive transition to higher density and respect the views to the harbour.

    Bylaws Council adopted

    Bylaw 590, Sooke Town Centre Revitalization Amendment. The bylaw is to amend Bylaw 408 for the purpose of per-mitting Built Green buildings and construc-tion types that would, in addition to LEED, be eligible for property value tax exemptions, reduced building fees and reduced DCCs.

    Council adopted Bylaw 591, to amend the fees for launching a

    boat and parking at the District of Sooke Pub-lic Boat Launch facil-ity. Council will allow the operator to collect $10 fees for launching which includes parking. Sooke residents can purchase a 12-month boat launch permit for $60, the cost for non-residents is $120. Park-ing in the boat launch sites will be $2 hourly, if no boat is launched, and $10 for 24-hours. Council will re-visit the contract with the oper-ator at the end of one year.

    Bylaw 598, OCP Amendment Bylaw - Town Centre Design Guidelines

    Council gave first and second reading to Bylaw 598. A public hearing will be held.

    The bylaw will strengthen the policy statements regarding a West Coast theme for the town centre and rewrite Development Permit Area for the town centre to include more guidelines around architectural details,

    storefront design and building materials. Staff is also presenting a draft illustrative design handbook which can be given to potential developers. While this would be a voluntary, Mayor Wendal Milne and Councillor Maja Tait felt there should be some mandatory aspects as well. Council will look into incentive programs for both new builds and renovations to existing buildings.

    Reports Council granted

    funding of $1,000 to the Sooke Region Historical Society for their Water Flow Line project.

    Council gave a Site Specific Floodplain Exemption to property at 2896 Sooke River Road.

    Council autho-rized a municipal loan authorization and elec-toral approval process for long-term borrow-ing for the proposed Sooke Community Centre. Staff will con-tinue to work with the Sooke Region CHI to

    determine a location and preliminary design plans.

    Councillor Herb Hal-dane said the district should be looking at existing buildings and renovating them.

    I really dont think we can afford a seniors centre and get value out of it, said Haldane.

    He said the district could work with the Legion and turn that building into a Taj Mahal.

    Coun. Bev Berger agreed with Haldanes sentiments in looking at what we already have in Sooke.

    Council adopted a Tribute Bench Policy for municipal park and trails and a conceptual design of the memorial/tribute area on Whiffin Spit.

    The next District of Sooke council meeting takes place on July 14.

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    CounCil Briefs Leech being honoured July 13

    The Old Cemeteries Society will mark the finding of gold on the Sooke and Leech Rivers in July 1864 with a special ceremony July 13 at Ross Bay Cemetery.

    Lt. Governor Judith Guichon, will lay a wreath on the grave of Peter Leech, the man who was in charge of the expedition.

    Soldiers from the 39th Combat Engineers Regiment in Vancouver will also attend. Descendants of Peter Leech will be present.

    M a n y o f t h e presenters will be in period costume and a pipe-major will pipe the visitors to the main events. The procession leaves Fairfield Plaza to march to the gravesite at 2 p.m.

    F o r f u r t h e r information, please go online to: oldcem.bc.ca.

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    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    There is nothing worse than having something stolen, espe-cially something you need like your bike.

    Andrew Lee moved to Sooke about eight months ago and works at Little Vienna Bery. While he was work-

    ing the night shift his bicycle was stolen right along West Coast Road. Now he has to walk one hour each way to get to work.

    Lee put up post-ers but with not much information coming for-ward about his stolen bike, he decided to go online.

    Facebook is big

    now, he said, and you might get that extra person not looking at the poster but seeing it online.

    He thinks it will help band the community together because the majority of crimes

    are solved by eye wit-nesses.

    The bike is a 2009 Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe GZ size 17.5 inches with 26 tires. It is metallic black with white and pink lettering. Lee said this is the only bike like

    this in Sooke.A reward is being

    offered for its return which is more than the bike could be sold for.

    No questions asked if it is returned.

    He thinks the site will be useful for a lot of

    things, like a childs lost toy, lost pets, a missing person in Sooke or the surrounding areas.

    Lee, so far, is really liking living in Sooke. He has a heavy metal band called Vampiric Dawn and he also goes by the stage name of Vaarg Morgue. To visit the Sooke Community Lost and Found link go to:

    www.facebook.com/TheSookeCommunity-LostandFound or you can just call the old-fashioned way 250-642-6558.

    Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

    The official ground-breaking ceremony took place in East Sooke, formally begin-ning the construction phase for the new fire-hall.

    According to George May, chair of the East Sooke Fire Commis-sion, the project is on time and within bud-get. The structure will be a steel building, and will serve as a post-disaster building for the residents of East Sooke should a major

    earthquake or tsunami occur.

    The design of the new firehall is based on the East Sooke Fire Dept. operational requirements, wrote May in an email. The requirement for a replacement fire-hall was realized over 15 years ago. The Fire-Trustees/Fire Commis-sioners over the years have worked hard to make this a reality.

    May expressed appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. David Broad-bent for providing a suitable land parcel at an affordable cost,

    enabling the project to move forward, and to CRD director Mike Hicks for providing funds for the exten-sion of the water line to the new firehall site.

    Some of the pav-ing of the driveway have been postponed, allowing the project to come in on budget. This new building will meet the fire underwrit-ers requirement on the space requirements for the fire trucks, thereby preventing a big jump in house insurance rates for East Sooke residents.

    UpSooke

    Thumbs Up

    Summer CamPS FOr KIDS

    The Sooke Region Museum is offering two types of camps for kids, a full week from July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and half-day camps most Mondays in July and August.

    FoR deTAilS go to: www.sookeregion museum.com

    BIKe ParK OPeN HOuSe

    CoMe And CheCk out the plans for the bike park at SeAPARC on Thursday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. at SeAPARC.

    AlSo See The plans for the multi-use trail.

    COmmuNIty CeNtre INPut

    CoMe And give your input into what you want to see in a proposed community centre for Sooke. From 4 to 7 p.m at Sooke Family Resource Centre (CASA), 2145 Townsend Road.

    To The Sooke lions Club for putting on the amazing Canada day celebrations.

    Submitted photo

    From left to right, George May (Chair, ESFC), Rick Moffat (ESFC Treasurer), David Bigolow (Vice-Chief ESFD), Mike Hicks, Director CRD, David and Janice Broadbent (past owners of site), Peter Ensor (Director, CRD Emergency Services), Rick Lambert (Past Chair ESFC), and Falk Wagenbach (ESFD Safety Officer).

    Ground breaking for new East Sooke firehall

    Its a long walk to work without wheelsPirjo Raits photo

    Andrew Lee stands at the bike rack where his bike was stolen from. while he was at work.

    On the right, the 2009 Gary Fisher bike.

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    Did You Know? It appears that my "lone" quail was not so alone after all. I now have about 20 baby quail running around the garden area. I al-most "hoed" one by ac-cident. Now I have to try and get my cat, who is a real hunter, to leave them alone.

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    Logging with the Boyd sky line

    Driving out West Coast Road just past the turnoff for Kemp Lake Road, if you were back in the mid-1930s and looked out to sea, this interesting sky line rigging would have met your eyes. The steam-powered Boyd mill was established farther west, at the far end of Blueberry Flats, off into a side road which was actually once the his-toric tan bark trail.

    The cut was milled and then hauled by truck to this open area, part of the old Joe Poirier farm, where the stacks of milled lumber were set at the waters edge. Upper, a slack

    cable skyline ran to a steam donkey out of camera view. Beneath it, one can see the line rigged from the spar pole out to a tail hold on the little off-shore rock/island.

    Note a loading device on the sky line which picked up the sling loads and carried them, governed by blocks, out to where a dolphin had been driven off-shore, where a scow would be waiting near the wharf for loading. Douglas fir pilings are also seen here, awaiting transport to Vancouver for creosoting.

    The loaded scow would be towed by

    tugboat to markets in Victoria or Vancouver or local sales. Some of the lumber went in to the building of the Sooke Community Hall in 1937. In 1938 the tow-boat JWP skippered by Arthur MacFarlane towed some of the Douglas fir to Port Ren-frew for Malahat Log-ging to use in the con-struction of the Bear Creek Trestle.

    Standing 235 feet above the creek, the trestle was considered the highest wooden structure in the world, and Howard Elder used to assure us that the Douglas fir was, pound for pound, stronger

    than steel.Velma (Cook) Jes-

    siman has lived near this scene all her life and recalls as a young-ster watching the Boyd operations. The Boyd Lumber Com-pany camp had a cook-house, commissary, bunkhouses, cottages, and employed up to 60 men. It all came to an end, though. Mill fires are fairly common occurrences and thats what happened here just before World War II, the mill burned to the ground.

    Elida Peers, Historian

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    Looking BackA look back through the Sooke

    News Mirror archives:

    July 8, 2009Unscripted thrills punctuate pyro-

    technic showFirst of all, no injuries were caused

    by the Canada Day fireworks at the Sooke Flats.

    The show, however, proved more exciting than usual as a couple of rounds misfired, causing some anx-ious moments among the audience and firefighters on hand.

    A couple of fireworks got loaded upside down in the tubes, reported Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen the following morning. They shot down instead of up. When that happened, then it kicked over and the fireworks came out sideways and the sparks ignited other fireworks.

    Sorensen, who was in charge of the procedure, said there were some new people taking part in executing the display, but that greater caution would be used in the future.

    Well be more careful next time now we know.

    July 7, 2004Sooke River second crossing

    being discussedOn July 1, Sooke Coun. Lorna Barry

    found herself waiting for a while near the Sooke River Bridge while emer-gency personnel cleaned up a two-vehicle crash.

    The crash, in front of the Sooke River Hotel, occurred when a west-bound vehicle slowed to turn into the business and was rear-ended by another vehicle. Both vehicles suf-

    fered extensive damage, and the driver of the first vehicle was taken to Victoria General Hospital for treat-ment.

    The accident is just one example why another crossing of the Sooke River is needed, Barry said.

    We have to have another route.It is not on the forefront, but it is

    definitely something we have to look at, Sooke Mayor Janet Evans said.

    Discussions on a second crossing are very much in the preliminary stage.

    July 7, 1999Bible crusader rescued off

    Bonilla PointA man who police say was intended

    to sail his makeshift 45-foot boat to Russia to distribute 200 Bibles ran into trouble off Bonilla Point Satur-day.

    The man, identified by police as Jeff Bauchmand and believed to be enroute from Tofino to Russia, had to be rescued by Canada Coast Guard after he experienced troubles with the rudder aboard his vessel Winged Queen.

    When the coast guard officials first encountered the man on June 21 off Tofino they were of the opinion that he lacked maritime experience and put himself in danger. However, the man maintained he was fine but was just heading in the wrong direction.

    The man was later reported over-due on June 28 by a Steveston resi-dent. On July 3 he was towed to Bamfield, and is believed to still be moored there.

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    Barriers are no deterrent for Jacob BirdBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

    Jacob Bird, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Edward Milne com-munity school (EMCS), recently found out he would be receiving up to $38,000 through the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program. The award was pre-sented to Jacob at the Westshore CIBC loca-tion on June 25.

    What makes this award exceptionally special is that Jacob is also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Dis-order, and is in the Lifeskills program at EMCS. According to the schools program guide, Lifeskills is a holistic program for students possessing developmental and/or intellectual chal-lenges. Courses are tai-lored to the individual needs of each student. In 2013, Jacob received the Junior Lifeskills Achievement Award at the EMCS Awards Cer-emony last June.

    Applying for consid-eration for the scholar-ship was not an easy process. Jacobs grand-mother and legal guard-ian, Marilyn Smith, hit several roadblocks when she was initially informed (locally) that because Jacob was not an B+ or an A aver-age grade student, that his application would in all likelihood be rejected.

    There was extreme hesitance on all sides that this is even a pos-sibility that could hap-pen, she said. And rightfully so, she con-tinued, How many Lifeskills students have you met that have won

    a scholarship?But Marilyn refused

    to let any barriers deter her. Jacob learns at a different rate, and as his guardian, Marilyn could see his potential.

    Our attitude was, if you dont try, you dont get it.

    So Marilyn persisted and eventually found people who would sup-port Jacobs applica-tion. Champions who added their voice to his application included his supporters from Big Brothers Big Sisters. We put (the applica-tion) in with a really hopeful attitude, she said.

    Jacob received a lot of support from his teachers over the years.

    Grania Bridal was his middle school teacher at Journey and Jeannie Kwan from Happy Valley elemen-tary school was his

    EA that inspired his interest in cooking, reported Marilyn.

    Jacobs interest in food preparation reaches into the com-munity too, where he has been volunteering at the Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt for the past two years, a Victo-ria kitchen that serves meals to the poor and marginalized.

    The letter of recom-mendation from Culi-nary Arts teacher, Mr. Steve Caryk, might have cinched the appli-cation, where Jacobs skills were held in high estimation.

    Marilyn gathered the information, including the references, and sub-mitted the application without expectation. All they can do is say no, she said.

    When the call came that Jacob will indeed receive the scholar-ship, Julie Lafontaine, a

    friend of the family who works with Jacob, was there along with Mari-lyn and Jacob. Marilyn recounted that their jaws dropped, though Jacob stated his did not.

    According to Julie Lafontaine, Jacob is planning to use the funds for Professional Cook Training at Camo-sun College. Marilyn said Jacob is most happy in the kitchen and comfortable with all aspects, from prep work to cooking to cleaning up.

    The scholarship is available to Grade 10 students who have been through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a youth men-toring charity that helps kids in primarily single adult families.

    As a part of the pro-gram, the youth are also given an internship with the YMCA. Jacobs

    strengths would allow him to perform quite well as a custodian, said Marilyn. He prefers to be more in the back-ground.

    Rhonda Brown, exec-utive director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria, said the schol-arship integrates finan-cial support, an intern-ship and a continued mentoring relationship that boosts the likeli-hood of success in uni-versity.

    Its hope for these kids, and its just an incredible opportunity. It allows them to pur-sue a career where oth-erwise they may not have been able, Brown said.

    Mentors not only play a big role in the development of Little Brothers, but theyre also fundamental in kids being chosen for scholarships, she said.

    The mentor has to write about their expe-rience with the child and why they think their Little Brother or Sister deserves to have this opportunity to reach their goals, Brown said. I cant say enough about the strength of those rela-tionships.

    Marilyns final piece of advice was to never give up on a dream.

    Just because theyre in Lifeskills, dont give up on the ideas that you have for them, insisted Marilyn. Believe in your kid. Just because one door closes on you, it does not mean there are not others you can try. There are. Try them until you find the one that opens.

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    Last Thursday eve-ning, Transition Sooke and Awareness Film Night hosted a public forum to discuss the recent Harper Govern-ment decision to pro-ceed with the Enbridge pipeline through B.C.

    Guest panelists included David Ander-son (former Minister of the Environment), Andrew Moore (TSou-ke Nation), Maya Tait (District of Sooke), Kai Nagata and Terry Dance-Bennink (Dog-wood Initiative).

    The Dogwood Initia-tive is launching a Let B.C. Vote campaign, which seeks to oppose the federal govern-ments decision by rig-ging an HST-style pro-vincial referendum.

    To do this, the Initia-tive must collect signa-tures from 10 per cent of all eligible voters, from each riding in B.C.

    The forum, which was attended by about 100 people, provided information, sought volunteers, and out-lined the initiative.

    Anderson said the economics were ques-tionable, saying it costs anywhere from $60 to $115 dollars to produce a barrel of tar sands oil, where as Iraq oil costs, at most, $5 a barrel to produce. He also sug-gested that corporate culture was the driv-ing factor behind the pipeline project and its approval.

    Analysis done was inadequate, he summed up.

    Tait spoke to the direct impact that increased tanker travel would have to the resi-dents of Sooke, given our extensive coast-line. Tait failed to see how the risk of ruin-ing the coastline so that the one per cent could grow their wealth would benefit the resi-dents of Sooke. Her view reiterated an ear-lier view expressed by Wendal Milne, who in a 2012 letter to Peter Kent, the then-Min-ister of the Environ-ment, wrote Until you embark on a process of meaningful consul-tation we are opposed to any increased oil tanker traffic through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    Andrew Moore spoke of viable forms of alter-native energy, as cur-rently practiced by the T-Sou-ke Nation with

    their solar energy proj-ect. Moore also stated the place to start is with our own personal responsibilities, and that conservation is the first step after which renewable sources should be considered.

    Kai Nagata addressed the importance of decentralizing power, and giving it back to the people, especially in light of the fact that two-thirds of B.C. resi-dents were opposed to the Enbridge pipeline project. He said that this citizens initiative can be enacted when politicians dont have the guts to do the right thing.

    Finally, Terry Dance-Bennink wrapped up the evening with a call to action. There was no shortage of volunteers

    available to start cam-paigning for signatures in the greater Sooke region.

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    Copies of the relevant background documents may be inspected at the of ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing July 2, 2014 to and including July 14, 2014.

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

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    Bylaw No. 596, Of cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-5)A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 400, Of cial Community Plan, 2010 for the purpose of deleting from the Community Residential (CR) designation and adding to the Industrial (IND) designation the properties shown outlined in black and hatched on the map attached to this notice and legally described as:

    Lot A, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP78992(Civic Address: 2050 Idlemore Road)

    Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 2, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434(Civic Address: 2024, 2032, 2036, 2040 Idlemore Road)

    Lots 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434 (Civic Address: 2049 Idlemore Road, 2040 and 2050 Kaltasin Road)

    That portion of Lot A, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP52043 zoned General Industrial (M2) (Civic Address: 2018 Idlemore Road)

    That portion of Lot A, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434 zoned General Industrial (M2) (Civic Address: 2039 Idlemore Road)

    Bylaw No. 597, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-12)A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2013 for the purpose of adding a de nition for Waste Transfer Station and to allow Waste Transfer Station as Permitted Uses - Principal Uses in all properties zoned General Industrial (M2).

    The proposed de nition of WASTE TRANSFER STATION means a facility at which solid waste is dropped off by relatively small vehicles, loaded into larger containers or onto larger vehicles, and hauled to an off-site management facility for further processing or nal disposal.

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

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

    Childrens Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Of ce Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3

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    KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124

    SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing

    10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg

    Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

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

    HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11amEVENING PRAYER: Saturday 5pm

    The Rev. Dimas Canjurawww.holytrinitysookebc.org

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

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

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    JUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

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

    I would like to share some thoughts that wandered through my mind while sitting with my brother as he approached the end ofhis lifes journey. Right off the top was surprise, to feel a happiness to be able to spend this time with him, it was a very

    new experience for me. We knew of course ,for quite a long time that he was terminal but it wasnt until the day Betty & I accompanied him to see his cancer Dr. that the penny dropped. He told us quietly that he could do no more for Bill & that the best he could suggest was to go home & enjoy the owers in such a compassionate way I could only marvel @ the beautiful gentle way he lowered the boom. He also mentioned what a good patient Bill wao;, never complaining.

    Concern for others was a constant in Bills life right to the end, [email protected] 3;10 in the afternoon is about as convenient as you can get, & with both of us at his side.

    What a blessing!

    St. Rose of LimaPer Larry Rumsby

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    The Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Soci-ety (SECHS) is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2014, operations of Ayre Manor will again become the responsi-bility of SECHS. It has always been the inten-tion of SECHS to one day be able to take over the responsibility of management, and that day has finally arrived.

    We take this oppor-tunity to thank Beck-ley Farm Lodge Society for their past services in support of the over-sight and administra-tion of SECHS facilities on our behalf since opening in 2008.

    We are pleased to say that most of our caring, and wonderful staff, have signed on to stay with us through this transition, and we hope for years to come. Res-idents of Ayre Manor, their families and friends should notice no changes during this time, just a continua-tion of the great care

    that they receive from staff, as well as excel-lent food from the kitchen. We also, can-not say enough for our team of housekeepers who keep our facility spic and span and we take this opportunity to thank them for the work they do every day and to say that since opening in 2008, our facility is one of the few that has not been hit and closed due to a major outbreak of influ-enza. Thank you to all staff members.

    Ayre Manor will be under the direct care of Jan Roberson as the site Administra-tor and Andrew But-ler, of Andrew Butler & Assoc., as Business Co-ordinator. Kathy Lamb will be adding direction too in collaboration with Jan and Andrew. They have agreed to carry on with these functions while SECHS actively searches to fill those positions. We are currently taking appli-

    cations for the Direc-tor of Care as well as nurses, aides, kitchen and housekeeping can-didates to ensure we maintain a full roster of staff on each shift.

    We also encourage anyone interested in

    volunteering or serving on the Board of Direc-tors to contact us at 250-642-1750, or visit our web site at www.ayremanor.ca .

    Sandy Pedneault, Chair of SECHS

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  • 8 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROREDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorBritt Santowski ReporterThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 1A-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

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    When a community gets caught in strife

    Strikes affect more people than the employers and the employees. In this case, the teachers strike is hurting kids and adults alike. For instance, the usual venue for performances in Sooke is the Edward Milne community theatre. Read - community theatre. The theatre is located in the school but it is a community facility. So when the youth choir wanted to perform their musical, the Lion King, they were locked out. When the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra wanted to perform their Solstice Spectacular they were locked out.

    The children in the choir had to rehearse outside and they likely had fewer people attend because of the location. They worked hard to put this on and the extra stress locating it outdoors wasnt fair to these youngsters or the parents.

    The symphony orchestra, something Sooke is really proud of, had to present their concert in the Sooke Community Hall. Maestro Norman Nelson wasnt too perturbed by the situation, but the seats in the EMCS theatre were much more comfortable and the place more accessible for older music lovers.

    The strike situation is impacting more than the teachers, students and government, it is impacting people who just want to go to a musical performance. It is not right. The community theatre is located in a school, yes, but it is a community facility not strictly a school facility. These two groups had booked the space prior to any strike and if agreements can be broken so easily then it is no wonder the two sides are getting nowhere fast.

    Its time to get things worked out and get on with the business of teaching. There has to be some give and take and a hard line approach apparently is not working on either side.

    ANOTHER VIEW

    B.C. Views

    The Supreme Court of Canadas landmark decision on aboriginal title held by the Tsilhqotin Nation leaves many questions to be answered.

    Perhaps the biggest is this: Will British Columbia exist as we know it today by the end of this century? Or will it devolve into dozens of semi-autonomous regions, through trea-ties or similar court actions, as the only Canadian province that never completed historic treaties?

    The Tsilhqotin decision appears to uphold the key finding of the 2007 trial, that 1,700 square kilometres of the Nemiah Valley west of Williams Lake are essentially owned by the people who occupied it hundreds if not thousands of years ago.

    Its not quite ownership. Fed-eral and provincial jurisdiction still applies, and their authority varies with the strength of the aboriginal title claim.

    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin ruled that the province overstepped its authority by issuing logging per-mits in the valley in 1983. McLach-lin noted that lawyers for B.C. first argued that the logging was to control mountain pine beetle, then dropped that argument in its first appeal. She also upheld the deci-sion of the trial judge, one-time NDP leadership contender David Vickers, who rejected B.C.s position that the economic value of the timber to the province overrode the then-vaguely

    defined aboriginal title.Heres McLachlins definition:The nature of aboriginal title is

    that it confers on the group that holds it the exclusive right to decide how land is used and the right to benefit from those uses, subject to the restriction that the uses must be consistent with the group nature of the interest and the enjoyment of the land by future generations.

    Thats not land ownership in the fee-simple sense of the term. It locks in communal ownership, which I and many others have argued is at the root of the poverty seen in many aboriginal communities.

    Another big question: Is there any future for B.C.s 20-year-old treaty process, or will this precedent-set-ting case send more First Nations to court, or to the barricades as the Tsilhqotin did on a logging road in 1983?

    One of the unique advantages that have emerged from the hand-ful of modern treaties in B.C. is that aboriginal communities have more options in land ownership. By vol-untary agreement, they can convert land to fee-simple ownership, mak-ing it available for mortgage or sale. Modern treaty holders also get out from under the federal Indian Act, which remains in force despite this latest decision.

    One of the big questions asked in the days after the Tsilhqotin deci-sion was this: Is the Northern Gate-way pipeline project dead?

    None of the aboriginal communi-ties along the pipeline route has this kind of declared aboriginal title. Few if any would have a similar strength of claim as the Tsilhqotin, who fought a small war to defend their territory from a wave of gold seek-ers in the 1860s.

    One that does is the Haida Nation, whose occupation of a beautiful group of islands was long defended militarily, and never challenged by any other aboriginal group.

    Among others, the Haida Nation was represented in the Tsilhqotin case as interveners. Council of the Haida Nation president Peter Lantin said after the decision that his team is preparing its own aboriginal title case for trial.

    Few doubt that this assertion of title will be successful, either by negotiation or court ruling. But there is a unique aspect to the Haida claim that would set another precedent.

    They claim title to the ocean around Haida Gwaii, a challenge to anyone wishing to sail tankers through.

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

    Life after the Tsilhqot-in decision

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    Noise can cause stress-related illness

    Kudos to Al Wick-heim and Laura Barker and the Sooke News Mirror for the front page article on the noisy early morning logging trucks barrelling down West Coast and Sooke Roads.

    Add my name to the list of folks whose sleep has been disrupted and who has staggered into work in a state of ineptitude. I dont think we can say that there are no provincial laws regarding noise from vehicles. If I am driv-ing down the road in my car or motorcycle with no operating muf-fler I can be pulled over and given a fine and be required to repair said muffler. Or if I am screeching my tires or braking loudly (see Division 7A of the MVA) I can be fined.

    Since people operat-ing job sites and noisy businesses are not per-mitted to begin making noise before a certain sensible morning hour, it seems to me that noisy logging trucks (they actually rattle my house... like an earth-quake) could easily be subject to similar rules.

    This 3 a.m. start isnt only disrupting the sleep of residents along the highway. The drivers of those log-ging trucks would be subject to the same stress-related illnesses

    that eventually afflict anyone who continu-ally works when his or her body needs to be sleeping.

    Jo PhillipsOtter Point

    Save John Phillips Memorial Park

    I cannot believe that this council is still dith-ering over the absurd proposals to use tax payer money to carve up John Phillips Memo-rial Park with a private interest groups horse-shoe club and an off-leash dog pen. Coun-cillor Rick Kasper is eager to spend $19,000 of your dollars so that this six-member club can play horseshoes in a fenced off area (one-half acre) complete with bathrooms and a private parking lot. Are you kidding me! Give me $200 dollars and sledge hammer and I could build these guys a horseshoe pitch. Keep in mind that Rick Kasper is the same councillor who so fer-vently opposed forgiv-ing or at least delaying The Land Conservan-cys (TLC) debt to the municipality from their property at the Sooke Potholes in the name of fiscal responsibil-ity (as an aside, I won-der how much money is not being spent in Sooke this summer by

    tourists as a result of the closure of the TLC campground at the Pot-holes?). Why is he all the sudden so eager to spend?

    John Phillips Memo-rial Park is an amazing place in the heart of Sooke that everyone is currently able to enjoy. I take my dogs there almost every day and we have no problem sharing the park with the dozens of other park goers we run into while there. Sooke is not an urban metrop-olis with inadequate green space and we do not need a fenced off dog park. If there is a $100,000 fund for park improvement just sit-ting around, why not spend it on beautifying this area? Put in some park benches, better drainage, new trail sys-tems, lighting and at least a park sign so resi-dents know there is a public park there. Dont carve up this incred-ible area with fencing for the sake of private interest groups like the Sooke Horseshoe Club. It just isnt right.

    Ill end with a ques-tion for the mayor: If you couldnt justify spending taxpayer money on a bike park for todays youth and generations more youth to come, how can you possibly even entertain spending $19,000 on a horseshoe pitch for a six-member club?

    Trevor PaulSooke

    An unholy alliance

    Coming off years of zero wage increases, teachers are offered a wage package that ensures their wages will continue to fall behind the cost of living for a decade - all to subsidize ill conceived tax cuts to business by disgraced former premier Gordon Campbell.

    The unholy alliance between corporate power and BC Lib-eral politicians keeps the Liberals in power thanks to corporate campaign contribu-tions in return for gov-ernment generosity paid by tax dollars. Witness the reciprocal favours between our government and West-ern Forest Products, Telus, the fish farm industry and Postme-dia to name only a few. The result is a depleted public treasury, shred-ded social programs, burdened schools, hos-pitals, seniors, handi-capped and the poor. Thats how it works in this province, govern-ment diverts money to business and busi-ness kicks back money to keep the Liberals in power.

    Teacher wage goals are fair and teachers should be admired for taking a stand to pro-tect their standard of living and the quality of education in our class-rooms.

    Five years of costly university with a pos-sible student loan debt of $40,000-$50,000 to start at the bottom of a 10-year ladder to get to full pay is a long 15-year apprenticeship unheard of in most occupations.

    Conservative shills like Fletcher promote a race to the bot-tom economy where unionized people are scorned for wanting decent wages and ben-efits - if the private sec-tor doesnt have it, why should unions? Fletcher needs to review his history lessons that show we would not have a middle class and the general quality of wages and benefits that Canadians enjoy were it not for the sac-rifices of unionized and non-unionized work-ers despite entrenched resistance from Our government and busi-ness. Historically union wages and benefits have helped private sector wages and ben-efits.

    Right wing politicians are running public edu-cation into the ground here, in the U.S.A., the

    We asked: Are you looking forward to the completion of Wadams Way (the new connector road)?

    I dont think traffic is that bad that we need to be cutting down

    trees in peoples back yards.

    Tessa LarsenSooke

    Im happy for it. Right now we have a bottle neck in Sooke.

    Lochlan VoellmeckeSooke

    It will alleviate some of the congestion, making

    the roads safer.

    Carla VoellmeckeSooke

    Yes, I am. It will save people from Otter Point a whole lot of

    time.

    Barry McCallum with Tausha and Noble

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    U.K., Australia and else-where. If teachers can stand strong against the overwhelming odds of this corporate/politi-cal menace not only will our children bene-fit from decent schools, their efforts might help stem the tide of the politically sponsored attack on a decent stan-dard of living Canadi-ans want and deserve. Fletchers predictable bias does nothing to help B.C. in general and B.C. school kids in par-ticular.

    Ted Roberts Sooke

    Needs vs priorities

    We really need to get our needs into a prior-ity.

    We are told by coun-cil there is a $100,000

    fund for parks. What is needed? Firstly a sign at John Phillips, indi-cating this is a park so folks know they can get out and enjoy, and a parking spot to park their cars, this is on either end.

    Another need is some water, washroom and some hydro and perhaps a gazebo. This would take care of the $100,000.

    There was discus-sion about folks want-ing to donate a bench in memory of loved ones, well, let it be known what the cost is, and that we would love to have their memorial bench in the park for all to enjoy.

    When we have the infrastructure in, we can then advertise for festivals, events, wed-dings and more for folks to actually rent portions of the park for the day. With these monies we can put aside some more mon-ies for more infrastruc-ture, like swings, slides

    and the like. Passive sports so as not to hin-der other users. Places to play catch, throw a frisbie and such. We could also ask for folks to donate shrubs and trees in memory of their loved ones.

    The mayor suggested that folks could donate trees, in memory of their loved one, for the newly created Wadams Way. Mr. and Mrs. Wad-ams would have been pleased to have trees planted along here.

    When we have our infrastructure in order, we can look at other opportunities as the need arises. Im afraid that horseshoe pitches are not at the top of the list. A nice sport as it

    is, first we need to get the park ready for all to enjoy. I dont think we should lead the horse-shoe club on. I couldnt find horseshoe pitches in Langford or Colwood and the horseshoe pitch at the flats, which was offered to the club, have been taken out as it appears that the club was not interested.

    We need to look again at the park plan. There were a lot of emotions when the park plan was being made and folks did not attend the plan-ning as they were angry about the golf course fiasco. Time to go back and fix it right this time.

    Ellen LewersSooke

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    WESTERN COMMUNITIES (VICTORIA) 888 Van Isle Way 250-474-6111

    Mon-Wed: 8am - 5:30pm Thurs-Fri: 8am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 5:30pm Closed Sunday: Family Day

    Hurry! Limited to

    in-stock only!

    Sale in effect to July 12, 2014100% Locally owned and operated

    168SQ FT

    EXTERIOR OUTSWING

    FRENCH DOORSCustom sizing available. Prehung.

    DURABUILD

    FLOORINGCUTTER

    VERSA WALK

    UNDERLAY

    ENGINEERED

    ACACIA FLOORING

    Wide Plank

    ALL BRUSHES & ROLLERS

    STAINS

    88888 48820%off

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    Prices May Vary After April 26, 2014 Great Service Everyday! www.windsorplywood.com

    We strive for accuracy in our advertising, if a printing error occurs, it will be corrected through notification at our stores. Rainchecks may be issued depending on stock availability. Some items may be cash & carry. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All items may not be exactly as shown, description takes precedence over photos. Prices & availability will vary by store. Taxes are not included in our prices.

    IMPROVE ENTSMWindsor Plywoods Spring Home

    FRAMED LATTICE TOPCEDAR FENCE PANELS

    5888EACHAvailable in 4 x 8, 5 x 8 & 6 x 8 Panels.

    Starting at...

    8 CEDAR POSTS 4 x 4

    UV protected No cracking or splintering No sealing or painting needed Injection molded to ensure color consistency

    PREFINISHED WHITE UNFRAMED4 x 8 LATTICE PANELS

    TRADITIONAL PRIVACY

    2688

    Manufactured by one of the largest & experienced recyclers of HDPE

    plastics, which includes milk jugs, juice & soda bottles.

    39884 x 8SHEET 4 x 8SHEET

    JUMBO 1/2 THICKCEDAR LATTICE

    An easy, versatile way to lend beauty, privacy, and dimension to an area without blocking airflow or confining the space.

    3888EACH2688EACH2 x 8

    4 x 8 2188EACH

    LANDSCAPE TIESThese timbers are perfect for raised flower beds or used as edging. 3-1/2 x 4(approx.)Green treated 538EACH

    Sikkens expertise and innovation result in products of the highest quality that provide any types of wood with a unique appearance, superior durability, and outstanding performance. 82883.78L

    SRD a one-coat, translucent finish for exterior wood surfaces

    CETOL a basecoat that assures excellent penetration and adhesion

    DEK FINISH alkyd high solids formula offers optimum protection and durability

    658848883.78L 3.78LWESTERN COMMUNITIES (VICTORIA)

    888 Van Isle Way250-474-6

    Mon-Wed: 8am - 5:30pm Thurs-Fri: 8am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 5:30pm Closed Sunday: Family Day

    SAANICHTON (VICTORIA)220 Keating Crossroads

    250-652-5632Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm Sat: 8:30am - 5pm

    Closed Sunday: Family Day

    5288 6588 82883.78 L 3.78 L 3.78 L

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    LANDSCAPETIES

    7888EACH

    5888

    468SQ. FT.

    QUIET WALK

    UNDERLAY

    ALL IN STOCKFLOORING ACCESSORIES

    4888100 SQ. FT. ROLL

    100 SQ. FT. ROLL329SQ. FT.

    RUBBER INTERLOCKING

    GYM FLOOR

    BUY 500 SQUARE FEET OFANY IN STOCK FLOORING AND RECEIVE A

    FREE FLOORINGCUTTER!VALU

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    Sikkens expertise and innovation result in products of the highest quality that provide any types of wood with a unique

    RIDE THE WINDSOR WAVE

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 15Sooke News Mirror Wed, July 2, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A15

    www.blackpress.ca

    The Princeton Similkameen Spotlight is looking for the right person to be the Publisher/Editor.

    Princeton is located in the Similkameen Valley.truly an outdoor lovers dream with world-class hunting, fi shing, hiking and snowmobiling.

    In addition to having a strong understanding of news gathering and meeting deadlines, the successful candidate will represent the Spotlight at social and client functions. They will also have strong organizational skills and be able to work without direct supervision.

    Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Work closely with the sales consultant to develop new sources of revenue

    Create a newspaper that represents the community

    Account for all business activities in a prompt manner

    Manage all expenses and wages

    Produce 10-15 stories per week, plus photos as necessary

    Allocate print space for story, text and photos according to space parameters and copy signifi cance.

    Plan the contents for the Spotlight according to the publications style, editorial policy and publishing requirements.

    Verify facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources

    Develop story and feature ideas

    Read, evaluate and edit press releases, Letters to the Editor and other materials submitted for publication.

    Upload stories to the website

    Participate in community events

    Please e-mail resume by July 8, 2014 to:

    Don Kendall, Regional Publisher, South OkanaganEmail: [email protected]

    Publisher/ Editor

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    CLARKS HOME RENOVATIONSFamily Owned & Operated

    Of ce: 250-642-5598 Cell: 250-361-8136www.clarkshomerenovations.ca

    [email protected]

    BC Business License - City Licence - WCB - Liability InsuranceFall Arrest Training & Equipment

    Free Estimates Seniors Discount

    Service & InstallationsTubs, Sinks, Taps, Vanity,Drains, Hot Water Tanks

    RenovationsRoo ng, Framing, Drywall,

    Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks

    FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    IN MEMORIAM

    VIOLETTE CRAYFuneral Service for

    Violette Cray. July 9, 201