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    Octavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    Construction of the controversial Sooke roundabout will begin next week, says dis-trict officials.

    The District of Sooke is contributing $3.1 million for the roundabout, which fuses

    Sooke Road, B r o w n s e y B o u l e v a r d and the Ever-green Cen-tre entrance into one loop, which is wide and big enough to accommodate anything from a loaded log-ging truck to your grand-pas Lincoln.

    But theres more on Sookes infrastruc-ture menu.

    The province takes care of the rest with an additional $6 million for a complete revamp of Sooke Road between Otter Point and Church roads. That includes new side-walks, crosswalks, lighting, curbs, new shoulder bike lane and new bus shelters. All that in total, to the tune of $9.1 million-worth of work.

    Otter Point and Sooke Road will also gain an extra right turn lane along with a sidewalk which right now is a daily frus-tration for many drivers who get backed up because theyre waiting for someone in

    front to turn right. But all that is about to change. This is a very exciting moment here in

    Sooke, and what has been the combined efforts of council, staff and the community since incorporation, said Mayor Maja Tait at the launch of the project Monday.

    Creating a vibrant town centre that is welcome, accessible and safe for residents, visitors and future generations by car, bike, or on foot has been a priority spanning sev-eral councils.

    Tait said the roundabout is being built without any extra taxpayers expense.

    All this work will be achieved without any increase in municipal taxes, she said. This brings us to this moment where we break ground and realize Sookes awesome potential.

    To reach that potential, however, itll take time, which is why Tait hopes Sooke resi-dents and business owners will be patient throughout the duration of the construc-tion, which is expected to finish this fall.

    The building contractor of the round-about and the rest of project, Island Asphalt (also known as O.K Industries) will also be distributing roadworks signs around town, with notices for detours via Wadams Way.

    Despite the detours though, Mike Pear-son, district engineer and operations man-ager for B.C. Transportation, said Highway 14 will remain open to traffic, with some single-lane closures from time to time.

    He added that crews will be working simultaneously on a variety of tasks, such as hydro, roadworks, road having and grad-ing construction work.

    [email protected]

    Work to begin on roundabout$9.1 million-project will see major reconstruction of Sooke Road from Otter Point to Church roads

    This is a very exciting moment here in Sooke, and what has been the combined efforts of council, staff and the community since incorporation.

    Mayor Maja Tait

    Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror

    Sooke Mayor Maja Tait and B.C. government representative Comox Valley MLA Don McRae with the ceremonial first dig at the location of the new roundabout on Sooke Road. Work on the project begins next week.

  • 2 I NEWS I sookenewsmIrror.com wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Kevin LairdSooke News Mirror

    Candidates for a council seat in a small community should be able to spend no more than $10,000 to run for mayor and $5,000 for a council or school board seat, says a legislature committee on local election financing.

    For larger communities, a population-based formula would limit a mayoral campaign for a city of 150,000 residents to just under $90,000, with other municipal candidates limited to half that.

    The small-town limits apply to communities up to 10,000 residents. For larger ones, mayoral candidates would be limited to $1 per capita for the first 15,000 people, 55 cents per capita up to 150,000, 60 cents per capita for 150,000 to 200,000 and only 15 cents for communities larger than that.

    Sooke Mayor Maja Tait received $23,884.49 in campaign contributions in her run up to mayor last fall; Herb Haldane received $11,943 in campaign contributions, while David Shebib spent nothing on his campaign.

    If the limits were in place this last election than my campaign expenses would have been at or below the allowable limit, as a budget would

    have been set accordingly, Tait said.

    I agree with the limits provided Elections B.C. is prepared with accurate information well in advance of the next election.

    Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, who chaired the committee as it toured the province, said the limits are aimed to make running for local government accessible and affordable, while recognizing the vast difference between political campaigns in large cities and those in small communities.

    The spending limits still have to be endorsed by the legislature, but the B.C. Liberal and NDP members of the committee endorsed them unanimously. They are part of a series of local election reforms that included extending terms to four years.

    The committee wants third-party advertisers limited to five per cent of what a mayoral candidate is allowed to spend. The spending limits would be in effect starting on Jan. 1 of each election year.

    B.C. is joining Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador in placing spending limits on at least some of their local elections.

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    WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM 3

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    Tour guides Stephanie Adamek, left, and Emily Lattanzi welcome guests to Sooke Region Museums Moss Cottage, the oldest standing pioneer home west of Victoria. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Kevin Laird Sooke News Mirror

    Octavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    Sirens and lights echoed all over Sooke during the early hours of Saturday morning after a fire erupted at the Grant Manor apartment complex on Grant Road.

    There were no fatalities, and all residents were evacuated from their units and put up overnight in either the Sooke Community Hall or local hotels, said officials.

    The fire, which broke out just after midnight, began in one of the ground-level suites in the middle section of the building, said Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen.

    From what we know so far is that the guy was asleep on his couch, woke up and the room was on fire, after which he ran out, Sorensen said, adding the fire went up through the roof, then spread from there.

    Fire crews from Langford, Metchosin, East Sooke and Otter Point fire departments responded to assist with quelling the flames, but even with the extra manpower,

    the fire didnt let up easily, Sorensen said.

    It took us three hours before we had it, because it kept flaring up in the roof and travelled to all these different spots, he said, noting that there were 35 firefighters on scene.

    While the ferocity of the fire left a significant hole right through the middle of the structure, Sorensen said the damage remains 50-50.

    Some suites suffered significant damage, while light water and smoke damage is present in all other throughout the building, he said. Closer to the centre though, the worse it is.

    Grant Manor resident Morgan Proudlove was away at his friends place that night when he heard his building was on fire.

    I still have my stuff in there, and I havent been able to go inside at all, Proudlove said, adding he doesnt have any idea whats going to happen next.

    Proudlove said this was the second fire the building had endured in years, with the first one, albeit not as major, beginning after someone tossed a cigarette in the hallway.

    Cause of the fire is unknown. The investigation is on-going.

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    Tenants displaced after apartment fireFire broke out in a ground-level suite at Grant Manor

    Steven Sorensen/Sooke Fire Department

    Firefighters from Sooke, East Sooke, Otter Point, Metchosin and Langford battling the fire at Grant Manor during early hours of Saturday morning.

    CRD bans charcoal barbecues in parks

    The Capital Regional District has expanded its fire restrictions in regional parks to include charcoal barbecues.

    Propane and gas barbecues are still allowed, as long as they are directly supervised.

    Police probe suspected arson

    A small grass fire in a vacant lot was likely arson, say local fire officials.

    Sooke Fire Department was called out just after 5 a.m. Monday when passersby saw a small fire in a vacant lot off Townsend Road.

    The group stomped out the fire with their feet.

    The lot has tall grass and large trees and backs onto Evergreen Shopping Centre.

    Fire Chief Steven Sorensen said the group likely saved the day, by putting out the fire and directing firefighters to the blaze that was a few feet in size.

    Police are investigating the arson complaint.

    District to survey horseshoe lands

    The District of Sooke will begin surveying land at 2250 Sooke River Rd. next week for the establishment of a horseshoe pitch.

    Councils committee of the whole Monday also decided to get an estimate cost of clearing the land and will determine if the property is usable as a horseshoe pitch.

    The Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Club has been in negotiations with the city since June 2011 for horseshoe pitching facilities.

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    Sooke School District stu-dents ended their school year on a more positive note than the last one, when teachers were on picket lines, graduat-ing students worried about finals and grades and some parents scrambled to arrange childcare.

    Theres no absence of ten-sion on some fronts, however, within the district.

    The Sooke Teachers Asso-ciation has added its voice to a provincial grievance filed by B.C. Teachers Federation locals with the B.C. Public School Employers Associa-tion, disputing pay received for September, when teachers returned to work mid-month.

    If the BCTF wins its griev-ance, it could result in an esti-mated shared payout of up to $350,000 for teachers in the Sooke School District. It is not known at this point how any judgment would financially affect the district.

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    the partial months pay has been ongoing for months in other districts, Sooke Teach-ers Association president Ian Johnson said his associa-tion only recently joined the grievance, after the union was unable to come to an agree-ment with the district on a payout.

    We were led to believe wed been paid properly, he said. We werent even aware wed been short-paid for Sep-tember until after the trustee election (in November).

    The issue, Johnson said, is having a tremendous impact on labour relations in the dis-trict. Its really difficult to have been told that youre going to be paid eight days, (but only get paid for 6.3).

    The issue stems from the clauses in the agreements between teachers associa-tions and their districts that dictate how teachers are paid for partial months worked.

    In the Sooke district, the pay issue is complicated by the interpretation of the con-tract wording, which presents two clauses for how to deal with partial-month pay.

    One formula subtracts days not worked from the monthly pay total, while the other

    counts days worked and adds them up.

    Johnson said the district could have used the days worked formula, which would have seen teachers paid for eight days in September.

    He also said superintendent Jim Cambridge called him on Sept. 18 to tell him thats what was going to happen.

    Cambridge admits making that phone call, adding he does not deny that the unions math is correct and that they were paid based on the less generous of the formulas in the agreement.

    He does disagree about a key component of the teach-ers association argument.

    Hes right that there are two ways to pay for a partial month, Cambridge said. Hes not correct when he says (we had) a choice of which one to use.

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    Because the teachers who were continuing with the dis-trict from the year before were not commencing work in mid-September but rather continuing their employment with the district after time off the clause for continu-ing teachers applied to those instructors, Cambridge said.

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    Those who continue to hop back in their vehicles after a long evening of beer pong may want to think twice this summer police across B.C. will be targeting impaired drivers at random road checks as part of the latest CounterAttack campaign.

    Launched July 1, the campaign began as a collaborative effort between the provincial government, ICBC and police to help take impaired drivers off the roads.

    During the summer months, one person is killed every three days in impaired-related crashes in B.C. On Vancouver Island, an average of six people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year, according to Sooke RCMP.

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    Some people still arent taking the issue seriously, she said. Thats why well continue to support enhanced enforcement to intercept those who put other road users in

    danger.So far this year,,

    there have been two people charged with impaired driving in Sooke. Twenty-six were detained or had their drivers licences suspended for several days.

    Regardless of the excuse, or whether or

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    East Sooke Fire Hallnearing completionOctavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    East Sookes fire department will be operating from a state-of-the-art facility as early as this fall, thanks to a new fire hall that is not only bigger but safer as well.

    At 88x88 feet, the new three-storey fire hall is large enough to fit a gym and training area, cafeteria and lockers, radio room and classrooms.

    This includes seven vehicles: a fire engine, tender and pump, a tanker, a first responder vehicle, fire chiefs vehicle, as well as a utility vehicle with a trailer attached. A new vehicle is expected to join the fire-fighting fleet in October as well.

    There will be more than ample space for the 20 or so volunteer firefighters currently active in East Sooke, something that cant be said for the current facility, said George May, chair of the East Sooke Fire Commission and a retired professor of physics and electronics.

    We had a requirement for new facilities, because we dont have room for all the trucks required by the fire protection regulations, so finally, about 19 years ago, we talked to everyone, see what they wanted, see what kind of facilities are required and then we finally made a decision, May said.

    Considering the new fire hall has been a project 19 years in the making, he said hes excited to finally see it become a reality.

    Once that roof went

    up, I almost couldnt believe it. These guys work fast, May said, referring to Verity Construction, the crew building the structure from the ground up and the same developer behind the CRD headquarters in Sooke.

    In the coming weeks, two sets of stairs will arrive for various sections of the buildings interior such as the lobby, radio room and upstairs office wing. The bigger assemblies are built off-site and hauled in by modular form kind of like a giant Lego set that comes together module by module.

    Structurally, May said the building is for the most part incombustible as well as earthquake-proof. A water line for direct access is also part of the facilitys design.

    That, of course, includes a unique section of the building, a three-storey structure designed to represent

    a modern tower; this is where fire crew will train and sharpen their

    skills when it comes to scaling office towers and taller buildings.

    All this comes down to a total $2.2 million, including paperwork, and licensing, May noted, adding the hardware alone cost for the building part of it is about $1.5 million.

    U n f o r t u n a t e l y it takes a lot of engineering costs, a lot of architectural costs, licensing costs and CRD management costs, but having a safe and modern fire-fighting facility is well worth it in the long run, May said.

    The facility is expected to be completed by late September, and begin operating as early as October.

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    George May and Axel Joosting, main spokesperson for the East Sooke Fire Commission, look towards the nearly-finished office wing of the new fire hall.

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    Our View

    Many-a-times Sooke district council has been approached by players from both sides: the pushers and the pullers, by the many and the few.

    But what seems to happen lately is that some come in with the intent to bully council and the mayor into making a decision in their favour; whether it is to throw a spear right through the heart of the roundabout project, stomp the multi-use bike trail or allow someone to plant hedges on municipal property.

    As a result, council has often postponed a decision not that theres anything wrong with thinking something through,

    but taking too long to say yes or no risks the issue festering and mutating into something more convoluted and difficult to fathom.

    Equally harmful to both council and the community would be making a decision under pressure tilting in the wind if you will from those few whose interest is not in the many, but really in themselves only. This would consequently impact progress to the point that nothing gets done precisely what those too fearful of change want in the first place.

    No one said its easy, after all, both sides want to win.

    And while we applaud mayor and council for standing their ground on several issues of late, we hope they will continue to listen to the Sooke communitys voice as a whole, not just to those who are afraid of change.

    It may not win more votes, or a bouquet of flowers, but lets face it, no one wants to live in a cob-webbed community that is afraid of progressing forward.

    Council must forge forward with visionWE SAY: District council should look at the wishes of the whole community, not just a complaining few

    The Sooke region is an outdoor lovers paradise.

    The fact was brought closer to home last week when the Sisters of St. Ann donated a 23-hectare parcel of land adjacent to East Sooke Regional Park to the CRD.

    The land is located in the Juan de Fuca Area, adjacent to the regional park, near Anderson Cove on the Sooke Basin. The parcel features 300 metres of frontage along East Sooke Road.

    With the donation, the park is now 1,457 hectares, providing a popular outdoor recreation destination for residents and tourists.

    The park received more than 145,000 visits in 2014 and features more than 50 kilometres of trails,

    exceptional marine bird and mammal viewing, and spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic mountains.

    East Sooke is truly one of the many jewels in the CRD park system.

    But it isnt the only one we should embrace.

    Last year more than six million people visited regional parks from Albert Head Lagoon to Wittys Lagoon.

    Lets not forget the provincial park system and the numerous city parks both in Sooke and other Greater Victoria municipalities that we can all enjoy.

    Isnt it time we celebrated these gems a little bit more?

    In my short time as editor with

    the Sooke News Mirror Ive managed to venture into some of these areas. Checked off my list so far are Wittys Lagoon, Sooke Potholes, Jordan Rivers Sandcut Beach and Albert Head Lagoon.

    There is so much more to see.And thats where you come in.Its time to identify some of the

    true wilderness gems in our area from Sooke to Port Renfrew. They can be the well-known ones to lesser outdoor getaways to escape the sun-loving crowds.

    The Sooke News Mirror will publish your favourites in a special page sometime this summer.

    We are very fortunate in this part of the world to have such an array of parks that we can do everything

    from walking to hiking to mountain climbing and trail running.

    Ive done a lot of trail running in many local parks and mountains in Greater Victoria over the last few years, and Im still totally in awe of the grandeur of it all.

    The parks offer me a sense of peace and serenity that I cant find anywhere else - whether its winter or summer running.

    Id love to hear of your experiences and what makes the woods such a special place for you.

    So get writing!

    Kevin Laird is editor of the Sooke News Mirror. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 250-642-5752.

    Kevin LairdReadersAdvocate

    On the hunt to find regions environmental gems

    To the Sooke Canada Day Committee. This years celebration had many things go the wrong way (cancelled firework and loggers show to hot weather and a mid-week holiday) but the committee was able

    to weather the storm and presented our community with a top-notch show. Canada is

    about our red, white and pride and it shone through the entire day from the early afternoon cake-cutting with local politicians to the evening concert featuring the British Invasion. The committee members never seemed to deter on putting on the best show possible and vowed that next years Canada Day celebration will be bigger and better. Oh, Canada!

    To distracted drivers. So many people still dont seem to get it that you shouldnt be driving while talking or using your cellphone or being distracted in some other way. Distracted driving has now

    edged impaired driving for the number of deaths reported. Its at least reassuring that a

    consultation on a new distracted driving policy has seen people demanding increased fines. The issue now is how high the fines should go. Right now some people see the $167 ticket as the cost of doing business, said Justice Minister Suzanne Anton. We need to stop that. Agreed.

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    I stay in the shade, or go down to our half basement where its cool.

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    Readers Letters: Canada, development, animalsForget the best, try making Canada better

    Re: Canada fantastic place to live (Opinion, July 1)

    As someone who has lived in six countries and travelled to more than 50 as an anthropologist and researcher, I find the idea that any one country is the best in the world incredibly hard to accept.

    Virtually every nation believes that it is the best. After all, that kind of perceived superiority is precisely what nationalism is founded upon.

    Back in the 19th century, this belief was socially and economically beneficial, at least for some nations and ethnicities. Two hundred years later, this concept is neither beneficial nor factual.

    Although every country may believe it is the best, few dare to publicise this subjective belief and tout it as if it were a universal and undisputed truth.

    Sociologically speaking, there are reasons for this. First of all, it antagonizes outsiders. We live in an era where collaboration and inclusiveness, not isolation and provocation, are to take us forward.

    Unfortunately, Canada doesnt particularly encourage dissenters or whistle blowers, possibly because believing that this country is the best leaves little room for alternative views. Which takes me to my second point.

    When you believe you are best, you are at risk of becoming smug and complacent. It is hardly surprising that Canada is notoriously lagging behind at global level in terms of productivity, and that its innovation indicators for the past three decades have been, and remain, appalling.

    This is not just a pimple in Canadas allegedly flawless complexion, its a very serious matter if we consider that in the long term, the world will no longer be divided into developed and developing nations, but rather into innovation-rich and innovation-

    poor countries.But this is not to dampen

    anyones celebratory mood. Looking into the things that do not make Canada the best country in the world would be much more productive. Doing so will create the possibility of making this country, any country, a better one. Not the best, but better. And that is something to be proud of.

    Damaris GarzonShirley

    No red flags put on developments

    Re: Pacheedaht and marina developers at odds (News Mirror, June 24)

    I am puzzled and perplexed by Kristine. Pearsons comments towards the Pacific Gateway Marina.

    Is it merely competition that has Ms. Pearson, the Pacheedahts media spokesperson, demanding consultation from would be competitors for the Port Renfrew Marina, in which the band has financial interests?

    Pearson professes the Pacheedaht is not anti- development. She must not have read a recent post from the chief that stated lets protect our territory from miners and developers.

    Id like to know where the province, the Pacheedaht, the Department of Fisheries and forestry watchdogs were while tons of logging road washed into a salmon bearing creek behind town, fouling spawning beds and habitat?

    How were developers allowed to cut down culturally-modified trees and build cabins and RV parks beside protected wildlife danger trees?

    Two of the largest salmon and steelhead bearing rivers on the South Island have been filled with hundreds of tons of rock, sand and silt, transforming former habitat into campgrounds and off road vehicle trails.

    Coupled with a burgeoning seal and merganser populations, patrons at either

    marina may have nothing to fish for in the near future.

    It seems odd that in an over-regulated society, there are no red flags to these developments.

    Greg KlemPort Renfrew

    Councils policies hurting animals

    Re: Starving deer need to be fed (Letters, July 1)

    The fact that somebody could have presented a formal complaint against Marion Ells is disgusting.

    I was sure that this bylaw district council was so pushy to pass would end up hurting animals and animal lovers.

    In theory not feeding wildlife sounds reasonable and the right thing to do. However, in practice, when the animals habitat and food sources are stolen from them in such a short period of time, the most humanely things to do was not this bylaw.

    First, it could have been a fence at the locations more trafficked by deer. Second, volunteers could work together with conservation officers to move the animals one by one to Jordan River.

    We all agree that deer need to be moved far away, but the strict method used by this new council to penalize constituents and animals is really scary.

    Because some people are hungry to create new jobs for themselves in Sooke in the form of bylaws to get grants, we all need to become more vigilant and carefully with councils agenda and plans.

    If you love animals, please call your local animal rescue to get more information about who to vote for next time.

    Margarita DominguezSooke

    More letters,Page 12

    Letters PolicyThe Sooke News Mirror welcomes letters to the editor, but we reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, taste, legality and length. We require your hometown and daytime phone number for verification purposes only. Letters must include your first and last name.

  • 12 I OPINION I sookenewsmIrror.com wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Readers Letters: the environmentHunters, fishers are not helping

    Re: Fishers, hunters help protect environment (Letters, July 1)

    I saw some of the most flawed logic ever to be put in type by letter-writer Martin Hill.

    I have nothing to do with the Rainforest Alliance but I do have common sense and I care for the environment.

    I am vegan, although I dont own a pair of sandals, I have been involved in food politics and their ties to environmental concerns (conservation) on six continents and over two dozen countries around the world.

    I simply tire of the extremely flawed argument that those who kill animals are doing good for the environment or those animals themselves.

    I have no doubts that the money, publicity and concern

    raised for our fisheries and lands are a wonderful thing, I would never question that. But to state that you care deeply for the fish in our waters, only to then say that you are happy to fish them and deplete their numbers is completely nonsensical.

    Fishing means the depletion of fish and therefore an overall lack of concern for the species which Mr. Hill claims to love and wishes to protect.

    Mr. Hill then takes the classical route in the argument by passing blame on another species and claim the damage that they do is far greater than that of their own. This argument is so severely flawed.

    I have an idea. How about Mr. Hill continue to do all of the wonderful volunteer work, garner support within the public through media, continue to raise money but at the end of the day not

    kill any fish? This way he will be putting his wishy-washy politics and money where his mouth is instead of the salmon which he claims to love.

    Environmentally responsible fishers and hunters? I suggest you look up the word oxymoron as these words cant logically go together in a sentence.

    Justin GilbertsonShirley

    Deer cull could help feed poor

    Deer proliferate when we eliminate their predators. If we want healthy deer we have only one of two

    decisions to make. Either we introduce

    their natural predators back into the community, like wolves, cougars and bears. But predators cause collateral damage and we may not be comfortable with those animals walking about our community.

    The other option is to cull the deer.

    How about combining a cull with feeding the poor? We end up with healthier deer, healthier people and less damage.

    Lets not recreate Indias sacred cow problem with deer.

    Barringer YoungSooke

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    Del MonteReal Fruit Frozen Bars12x50ml

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    PlantersCashews225gr

    PlantersDry Roasted Peanuts600gr

    SunRype100% Pure Apple JuiceUnsweetened, 1.89lt

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    Sooke History

    Elida PeersSpecial to the Sooke News Mirror

    Today as we breeze down Wadams Way, the spanking new street lined with trees and street banners that cuts between Church Road and Otter Point Road, it seems so natural to take that shortcut route.

    We wonder how Olive and Peter Wadams would have felt to see the traffic breeze by their old home, the little farmhouse perched quietly on the hillside, home to many a friendly gathering for a cup of tea and a visit.

    In 1906 Olive was born in the metropolis of London, England. She grew up to marry Peter (Hugh) Wadams, a man with farming in his blood, and in 1929 the couple emigrated to Canada.

    The pair arrived at Sidney to work on a dairy farm at first, then moved to Sooke where they rented Moss Cottage up until 1942, because at that time they were able to purchase the cottage pictured above, standing on Church Road.

    Olive Wadams was a kindly, cheery and positive-spirited lady whose hallmark was caring about her community. This she demonstrated in countless ways, from playing a role in the Sooke and North Sooke Womens Institute, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion, to helping at All Sooke Day, to serving as a tester for Girl Guide/Brownie badges, to supporting the Sooke Region Museum and much more. For half a century, Olive led the singing of O Canada at the Legions annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Olive and Peter raised two children, Norah and Hugh, at their farm home, where the youngsters learned early to tackle farm chores, helping with milking the cows and tending the gardens which grew every sort of produce. The Wadams farm was adjacent to the farm of Ralph and Margaret Strong.

    While Peter excelled

    at gardening and consistently took prizes for produce at the Sooke Fall Fair, it was needlework that was Olives forte.

    Not only was Olives name always on the needlework winning list at the Sooke Fair, but she came home with many awards from the Pacific

    National Exhibitionin Vancouver as well.

    Left alone after Peters death in 1968, Olive continued to keep busy. Besides needlework and singing, though, she had two other hobbies, making a cup of tea for friends who came to chat, and sharing

    her garden of beautiful blossoms. Whenever flowers were needed for a public celebration in Sooke, everyone knew to call on Olive.

    Olive died in 2004, and my last memories of her were of her weekly visits to the businesses in downtown Sooke,

    where she brought flowers to fill their vases with colour and good cheer, a

    message of caring from a woman who truly cared for her community.

    Elida Peers is the

    historian of Sooke Region Museum.

    Wadams Way named after community icons

    Sooke Region Museum

    The first Sooke home of Olive and Peter Wadams: Moss Cottage along Church Road.

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPublic Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following matters:

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    File: PLN01104SUBJECT PROPERTY MAP

    Covenant Amendment Subject Property

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

    email: [email protected]: www.sooke.ca

    Amendment to Covenant FB126369 - 6527 Sooke Road and Lot A Covenant FB126369 restricts the land use on 6527 Sooke Road and Lot A (the property in between 6527 Sooke Road and the closed Kennedy Road) to a mixed use commercial, office/residential building.

    The Owner has applied to remove the land use restrictions from the covenant. The following will remain as requirements in the covenant: A maximum height limit

    of four (4) stories Traffic Study prior to

    Building Permit Construct and design all roadway improvements identified in

    the Traffic Study, including the intersection of Sooke Road, with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure approval and to the standards acceptable to the District of Sooke.

    Connection to community sewer system. To ensure consistency with current standards of District of Sookes Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw, 2014 (Bylaw 404), it is recommended that the following items be removed from Schedule A of the covenant as these items are already required by Bylaw 404:

    Design and construct improvements to Dover, Kennedy Road, Lanark Avenue and Sooke Road along the frontage of the land;

    Design and construct where the land fronts along Dover Street, Lanark Avenue, Sooke Road, a sidewalk and if deemed appropriate by the Municipality, a sidewalk along Kennedy Road;

    Service the new development with underground utilities; Complete a storm water management plan and build a storm

    water management system and any off-site storm water infrastructure.

    All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed amendments shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed amendments at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record.

    Commencing from July 8, 2015 to and including July 20, 2015 copies of the Covenant FB126369 and relevant background documents may be inspected at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the District of Sooke Planning Department at (250) 642-1634.

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  • 22 I ARTS I sookenewsmIrror.com wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Thurs July 9TODDLERTIMEAt the Sooke Library 10:30 to 11 a.m.,Hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months. Register at 250-642-3022.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m.

    Registration required. 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCRIBBAGE 7 P.M.BINGOSrs Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community HallBABYTIMEFirst Thursday of each month, 2 p.m. Sooke Library.MUSEUM NIGHT MARKET 5 -8 p.m. at the Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Rd.

    Mon July 13PARENT PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30-11. 250 642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.

    Sun July 12ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.SHIRLEY FARMERS MARKET11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shirley Pioneer Park every Sun. to Sept. 13.PHILHARMONIC FLING!2:30 p.m. Ed Macgregor Park. Call 250-419-3569 for more information.

    Wed July 15WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeetl and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.

    Community Calendar

    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

    Tues July 14BABY TALKTaking care of yourself.At the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 250-642-5464.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.STORYTIMEAges 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Sooke Library. Free but call 250-642-3022 to register WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House. 7-9 p.m. Ongoing every 2nd Tuesday of the month.SOOKE HIKING CLUBEvery Tuesday and Thursday in July. Meet at 9 a.m. at EMCS.

    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

    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend