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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page B1 Sports/stats Page 20 Two sections in 32 pages FINE ART Annual fine art show draws art lovers from all over. Page B1 Mayor irate over decision made in his absence Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Mayor Wendal Milne said that as elected officials there are only one or two things in life they have and that is integrity, the perception of honesty and being up front with people. He said this in response to rezoning of properties for waste transfer stations. At issue are properties on Idlemore Road where transfer stations are being operated without proper zoning and without proper process. He said he was approached in January by representatives of Dale Arden who wanted to put in a transfer station on the property he owns on Idlemore Road. Milne said he told him “no” as the property was not zoned for it. “This thing stinks,” he said referring to how the business got approval and was up and running by the time he returned from holidays. “How can this happen when I’m away?” questioned Milne. Milne said transfer station designations should be site specific and if there was a perimeter around the Arden property and he went through proper pro- cess, that would be acceptable. Transfer stations, said Milne, have a certain perception and the use causes controversy and angst among people and there was a need to be careful where these are located. At a special council meeting on July 21, council voted in favour of rescind- ing Bylaw 596 and 597 and giving it first and second reading. The bylaws had previously gone to third reading at the council meeting on July 14. CAO Gord Howie advised council that these was the steps which needed to be taken because of an error in dealing with five Goodridge Road properties. “It puts the property zoning in collision with the community plan,” said Howie. There are currently 19 properties in the district with M2 zoning. The amended bylaw would exclude 2040 and 2050 Idlemore Road from the pro- posed bylaw changes, as well as the five properties along Goodridge Road including Goodridge Peninsula. Mayor Wendal Milne and Councillor Kerrie Reay were opposed. Councillor Maja Tait had previously stated her opposition. A new public hearing will be held, most likely in September before final adoption of the bylaws. At a special council meeting on July 24, Mayor Milne notified council that he would be asking for reconsideration of Bylaws 596 and 597 in accordance with Section 131 of the Community Charter. This will be brought back for reconsideration in September. In other news, council unanimously passed third reading to place a bylaw on the November ballot giving the district authority for long-term borrowing of $1.5-million for a community public space. It was necessary to push this item through as the province is requesting all submissions to be in by August 5, 2014. A committee will be struck in September to gather local input and suggestions. The whole community would have input into what the building would look like, said Milne. There are several options including; a new build, partnering or leasing from a new library or renovating the Sooke Community Hall. Pirjo Raits photo On tip toe Art lovers filled the Sooke Fine rts Show on Thursday, July 24 for the Buyers’ Preview Night. Some even slipped out of their shoes for a better look. The show runs until August 4 at the SEAPARC arena. Classifieds 18 • 75 ¢ OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 7825 WEST COAST ROAD OCEANFRONT $779,900 2383 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $364,900 HERON VIEW TOWNHOMES WHIFFIN SPIT $374,900 & UP SOLD FAMILY LIVING 3BR 3 BA. HOME 2380 SQ FT OF COMFORT BRIGHT SPACIOUS UPPER MAIN LARGE SUNNY FENCED REAR OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4 OCEANFRONT HOME 1.14 ACRE PRIV. COVE & PEBBLE BEACH TASTEFULLY UPDATED LIVING DRAMATIC OCEANVIEWS OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND 2012 LUDLOW ROAD SASEENOS $314,900 COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATIONS OCEANFRONT TOWNHOMES AMAZING AMENITITES PKG. MAIN LIVING/DBL. GARAGES OPEN 12-4 WED-MON 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 162 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp.

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July 30, 2014 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, July 30, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page B1

    Sports/stats Page 20

    Two sections in 32 pages

    FINE ARTAnnual fine art show draws art

    lovers from all over.

    Page B1

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Mayor irate over decision made in his absencePirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Mayor Wendal Milne said that as elected officials there are only one or two things in life they have and that is integrity, the perception of honesty and being up front with people. He said this in response to rezoning of properties for waste transfer stations.

    At issue are properties on Idlemore Road where transfer stations are being operated without proper zoning and without proper process.

    He said he was approached in January by representatives of Dale Arden who wanted to put in a transfer station on the property he owns on Idlemore Road. Milne said he told him no as the property was not zoned for it.

    This thing stinks, he said referring to how the business got approval and was up and running by the time he returned from holidays.

    How can this happen when Im away? questioned Milne.Milne said transfer station designations should be site specific and if there

    was a perimeter around the Arden property and he went through proper pro-cess, that would be acceptable.

    Transfer stations, said Milne, have a certain perception and the use causes controversy and angst among people and there was a need to be careful where these are located.

    At a special council meeting on July 21, council voted in favour of rescind-ing Bylaw 596 and 597 and giving it first and second reading. The bylaws had previously gone to third reading at the council meeting on July 14.

    CAO Gord Howie advised council that these was the steps which needed to be taken because of an error in dealing with five Goodridge Road properties.

    It puts the property zoning in collision with the community plan, said Howie.

    There are currently 19 properties in the district with M2 zoning. The amended bylaw would exclude 2040 and 2050 Idlemore Road from the pro-posed bylaw changes, as well as the five properties along Goodridge Road including Goodridge Peninsula.

    Mayor Wendal Milne and Councillor Kerrie Reay were opposed. Councillor Maja Tait had previously stated her opposition.

    A new public hearing will be held, most likely in September before final adoption of the bylaws.

    At a special council meeting on July 24, Mayor Milne notified council that he would be asking for reconsideration of Bylaws 596 and 597 in accordance with Section 131 of the Community Charter. This will be brought back for reconsideration in September.

    In other news, council unanimously passed third reading to place a bylaw on the November ballot giving the district authority for long-term borrowing of $1.5-million for a community public space. It was necessary to push this item through as the province is requesting all submissions to be in by August 5, 2014. A committee will be struck in September to gather local input and suggestions.

    The whole community would have input into what the building would look like, said Milne. There are several options including; a new build, partnering or leasing from a new library or renovating the Sooke Community Hall.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    On tip toeArt lovers filled the Sooke Fine rts Show on Thursday, July 24 for the Buyers Preview Night. Some even slipped out of their shoes for a better look. The show runs until August 4 at the SEAPARC arena.

    Classifieds 18 75

    OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

    250 642 6480

    7825 WEST COAST ROAD OCEANFRONT $779,900

    2383 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $364,900

    HERON VIEW TOWNHOMES WHIFFIN SPIT $374,900 & UP

    SOLD FAMILY LIVING 3BR 3 BA. HOME

    2380 SQ FT OF COMFORT BRIGHT SPACIOUS UPPER MAIN LARGE SUNNY FENCED REAR

    OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

    OCEANFRONT HOME 1.14 ACRE PRIV. COVE & PEBBLE BEACH TASTEFULLY UPDATED LIVING

    DRAMATIC OCEANVIEWS

    OPEN HOUSES THIS

    WEEKEND

    2012 LUDLOW ROAD SASEENOS $314,900

    COMPLIMENTARY MARKET

    EVALUATIONS

    OCEANFRONT TOWNHOMES AMAZING AMENITITES PKG. MAIN LIVING/DBL. GARAGES

    OPEN 12-4 WED-MON

    250.642.6361

    Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 162

    TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.

  • Long before world travel had become the normal way of life for young people, John Martin responded to that lure, travelling on his own throughout Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, besides Great Britain, the land of his forefathers.

    The youngest of three children of John and Sheila Martin of Sooke River Road, John graduated from Milnes Landing High school in 1954, when the gradu-ating class totaled five students. He went on to apprentice as a machin-ist at Yarrows Limited in Victoria, and it was on completion of his apprenticeship that he began taking time out for international travel.

    As his travel adven-tures were somewhat of a novelty at that time, John would get invited to entertain by showing the slides hed taken, along with his amusing commentary.

    Growing up on a country farm in a fam-ily with wholesome and traditional values, per-haps John became a living example of that early influence, for like his parents, he contrib-uted his time gener-ously towards his com-munity throughout his life. A Boy Scout as a youngster, he enjoyed the outdoors and camping.

    John married an Aussie nurse, but not-withstanding his world travels, it was in Sidney B.C. that he met Ingrid. The two were married in 1972 and made their first home on Wright Road. Two children were born, Ed Toby and Kristi, graduating from the same school as their dad, now called Edward Milne commu-nity school.

    Throughout the years, participating in Sookes foremost tra-dition, All Sooke Day, was lifeblood to mus-cular John. He helped prepare the grounds, setting up for the com-petitions, participated in chopping and buck-ing and served for years as a judge. He was on the director-ship of the Sooke Com-munity Association for decades, helping maintain the hall, and working at the log-ging sports convention entertainment evenings that brought money into the coffers to keep the hall afloat.

    Later on, when John and Ingrid moved to

    wooded property that fronted on the river, they built a lovely home situated where they could watch wild-life on all sides, a partic-ular joy to them both. John was very keen on history, had listened to many tales of early pioneering life told by his dad, and treasured the old growth trees and vegetation that had stood for centu-ries along his riverside domain.

    Within the river itself, at salmon spawn-ing time, the waters churned with homing fish. Ever faithful to nature, John shared his river access with the Sooke Salmon Enhance-ment Society, and each year men in waders, trucks and nets gath-ered there, harvesting the next years supply for their hatchery.

    Johns community interests extended to helping wherever he was needed, and a par-ticular focus was help-ing record history for the museum. Even a year ago, while in failing health, he spent much time assisting with accurate documenta-tion, wanting to make sure we got it right. He also particularly cher-ished the visits with his and Ingrids three grandchildren.

    Jack McLeod, another nature-lover, who met John when he and Jean arrived in Sooke 25 years ago, sais, Weve enjoyed knowing and working with John in the church and in the hatchery. He was an all-round good friend. We just recently visited him in the care home and had a good chat.

    John is survived by Ingrid, by his son Ed (Jannie) daughter Kristi (Pierre) and the three grandchildren. Prede-ceased by elder brother Rob and sister-in-law Ann, he is survived by sister Beth and brother-in-law Jerry Van Ek.

    A celebration of Johns life will take place on September 5 at the family home by the riverside.

    Elida Peers, Historian

    Sooke Region Museum

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    John D. Martin 1936-2104

    Submitted photo

    John MartinBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

    Mid-afternoon on Wednesday, July 23, saw a small fender-bender just east of Sooke. An east-bound vehicle stopped to turn left on Woodlands Road. Unfortunately, the vehicle behind it did not stop. According to Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, the injuries were minor, limited to soft tissue damage.

    This incident serves as a gentle reminder to keep a safe distance between vehicles. ICBC rec-ommends a minimum following distance of two-seconds. A $109 fine and penalty points can result.

    You need at least two seconds of space in front in good weather and road conditions, reads the ICBC driver trainer manual (Chapter 5: See-Think-Do). Increase your following distance to three seconds on high-speed roads and to four seconds in bad weather conditions or on uneven or slip-pery roads.

    Following too closely behind the vehicle in front is a major cause of crashes.

    Britt Santowski photo

    Emergency personnel attend to a fender-bender on Wednesday, July 23.

    Following too close

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    Live Music: Wed - Celtic Reflections, Thur - Steve PridgeonTaste of Sooke

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    Come sample tasty savories and sweets made by the amazing culinary talents of the local region.

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    Q: My grandfather is in hospital and quite ill. I am his next of kin and when he passes I am not even sure of what to do. Can you help me?

    A: Following the death of a family member, there are many important details that need attention. In fact there are approximately 87 Decisions Choices and Things to DoTM. A relative, or even a stranger is left the responsibility of accomplishing all these tasks in just 72 hours.

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    You must secure vital statistics (the deceaseds name, address, telephone number, occupationand title, social insurance number, military service serial number, date of birth, fathers name, mothers maiden name etc.).Knowing what is involved in advance, provides you the opportunity to make decisions on your own behalf, saving undue hardship for loved ones tomorrow.Please email me ([email protected]) your questions and/or concerns about anything and everything to do with before and after death procedures, legalities, traditions etc. and I will do my best to answer them.

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  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3

    Food Bank thanks

    All of us at the sooke food Bank would like to thank sooke Disposal ltd. for raising $3,170.25 from scrap metal. Together we can!

    BC dayTo oBserve BC Day,

    the sooke News Mirror office will be closed Monday, August 4.

    The DeADliNe for advertising is Thursday at 10 a.m., classified deadline is friday at 10 a.m.

    eNjoy The holiDAy and arrive home safe. Please dont drink and drive.

    aRt shoW EVEnts

    There is PleNTy hAPPeNiNG AT The sooKe fiNe Arts show. Artists demonstrations and special events.

    KeN MiNer TAlKs about the historic process of Wet Collodion photography from 1-2 p.m. on july 30.

    Also CheCK ouT the young artists exhibition in the seAPArC foyer and the gift shop at the show.FiRE Ban

    The fire BAN is back on, no campfires or open fires allowed.

    UpSooke

    Thumbs Up

    historic flowline exhibit opens aug. 1Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Victorias insatiable thirst for water at the turn in the early year of the 20th Century led to the monumental task of building a 27-mile long pipeline.

    The work was done with pick and shovel from the Sooke Hills and inland to Gold-stream.

    The construction of the pipes was car-ried out at Coopers Cove and was consid-ered, at the time, to be one of the largest construction projects and feats of engineer-ing to ever take place in the Sooke area. The project employed over 400 men in the installa-tion of the 48 concrete pipeline, also known as the flowline.

    Coopers Cove was the place where the gravel and cement were offloaded from barges. Steam boilers and loco-motives were used to haul the flow line sec-tions into places along the mountainsides. On

    any given Sunday in the early stages of the proj-ect there were 560 men working at Coopers Cove.

    The logistics stun me, said Elida Peers, Sooke historian and one of the organizers of the upcoming flow line exhibit.

    In the book, The Sooke Story, The His-tory and the Heartbeat, it points out the ingenu-ity of the engineers of the day.

    As the pipe sections were carried by steam locomotive to installa-tion points at both the Sooke Lake and Hump-back ends of the grade, the railway track was withdrawn, leaving a bed for the concrete to lie securely in its place.

    The hills in the area of the Sooke Potholes were full of field camps for the workers and most recently a bake oven used back in the early 1900s was discov-ered. The camps them-selves were relatively self-contained with cook tents and black-smith shops.

    Construction took four years from 1911 to 1915.

    Stories relating to the flow line are still only one or two gen-erations past. Retired University of Victoria professor Charles Tol-man is currently writ-ing a book on the step-by-step progress of the flow line, which will be published by the Sooke Region Museum. He had a distant relative who photographed the flow line project from a construction point of view.

    We get lots of emails from the families who had grandfathers who worked on the project, said Peers.

    Nanaimo MLA Leon-ard Krog, for example, has a relative who was a master mariner and was hired on as a sur-veyor. He apparently had the skills they needed back in 1911.

    How they built the flow line to circle moun-tains without any mod-ern equipment is amaz-ing, said Peers.

    Horses, steam

    engines, narrow gauge tracks, and men with picks and shovels all made this 27 mile line which encompassed at least 37,000 four foot sections of con-crete pipe. Cement was brought in by barrel to Coopers Cove, horses hauled gravel at Gold-stream and men toiled.

    The work is colos-sal, all hand labour, its an absolute marvel, Peers stated.

    A few years ago sec-tions of the flow line were brought into Sooke and are being used as planters and architectural features at various businesses. A sculpture of a worker on the flow line is located at the munici-pal hall.

    This project, by all accounts one of the big-gest building projects in the Sooke area ever, is being remembered through an exhibi-tion and display at the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre to run from August 1 until October.

    SRHS photo

    Joan (Danny) Pollock takes a dip in the river in 1914. She was the wife of engineer Paddy Pollock who was working on the flow line project. Her grandson, John Mason, will be present at the grand opening of the exhibit.

    Britt Santowski photo

    a couple of charactersMelissa Perry poses as Sally and Katharine Holmes dressed as Jo at the Sooke Regions Museums celebration of Leechtowns 150 commemoration on Saturday, July 19.

    To All of the artists who entered the sooke fine Arts show but werent accepted. Another jury another show in 2015.

    Did you know. We currently have 25 residential listings that are on the market for $1,000,000 or more. Last year in 2013 we sold 2 residential proper-ties over $1,000,000. This year we have sold 1 over $1,000,000. It was a spectacular 21+ acre waterfront farm and it sold for $2,250,000. It took almost 1 year to sell. We have notice a bit of movement in the last month or so.. Waterfront properties are slower to move right nowbuyers are being careful with how they spend their money. Buying or Selling.. call me!

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    Theft stalls young prospectorA lot of hard work went into buying gold mining equipment

    Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

    A young gold panner by the name of Day-lin Cooper has expe-rienced a devastating loss. His panning equip-ment, which he kept hidden on the site of his claim in the Som-brio area, has disap-peared.

    Stolen were his good dredge, a Honda 4 horsepower, a wetsuit, gloves, boots, masks, pry bars, gas can, the hoses for the dredge, and the nozzle.

    The dredge was about four feet long, three feet wide, and would have required several people to move.

    All they left was a camo tarp, a empty tub and a few tools, he reported. Me and my uncle drove out to the gold claim Friday morn-ing to find all the equip-ment gone.

    On Friday afternoon, he and his mother reported the theft to the Sooke RCMP.

    What makes the loss especially devastat-ing is that Cooper is only 16 years old. He worked a number of odd jobs over the past two years to accumu-late the equipment.

    Everything I have earned has gone into my gold claim and min-ing equipment, said Cooper.

    His passion for gold started when he was a young 13 year old, liv-ing by the North Sas-kachewan River.

    My mom banned me from video games, Cooper noted. Out of boredom I borrowed a gold pan and went to the river and panned, and when I saw the gold I was hooked.

    He and his mother moved to Sooke about a year after that, and

    he eventually earned enough to purchase a claim at Sombrio along with the required pan-ning equipment.

    I did paper routes, mowing lawns, worked teaching computer skills to the elderly. Jobs that didnt inter-fere with school.

    A new dredge alone, costs about $2,500 and the claim cost $1,500.

    Cooper is a student at Edward Milne com-munity school and in February this year, he was one of 11 EMCS students selected to attend the TEAC 105 course at Camosun College in September. According to the Camo-sun website, TEAC 105 is a dual-credit course that provides current high school students with an introduction to careers and basic skills in Computer Sci-ence, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Civil Engi-neering Technology, and Mechanical Engi-neering Technology.

    For now, he is hoping that his gold panning equipment re-appears.

    Gold isnt just a hobby, Cooper sums up, its a passion.

    If you have any infor-mation about the miss-ing articles, contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

    Submitted photo

    Daylin Cooper with mining equipment (different than what was stolen). Below, a photo of the stolen dredge.

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    Shake the hand that feeds youFood CHI launches Value Our Food campaign

    Shake the hand that feeds you, said author Michael Pollan, who helped popularize the farm-to-fork movement, and an ongoing cam-paign in Sooke called Value our Food aims to get you shaking hands with your local food producers.

    Launched by the Sooke Region Food Community Health Ini-tiative (Food CHI) ear-lier this year, the Value our Food initiative will bring food produc-ers into the spotlight with a series of short video vignettes that tell the story behind the market stalls bursting with fresher-than-fresh greens, root veggies, organic eggs and free-range chickens. The video series, created by videographer Kay Lovett, will consist of

    15 one-minute shorts introducing local food producers, their spe-cialties, products and stories, with more planned for the future.

    Food CHI, in part-nership with the local farming community, is creating an opportunity for residents to better know their food pro-ducer, explains Food CHI president, Anita Wasiuta. The videos currently in produc-tion explore the unique significance each farm holds for our commu-nity.

    The video shorts will feature alongside Food CHIs popular 2014 Farm Guide list-ing, offering an inti-mate glimpse into established farms such as Cross Point Farm, which has remained in the same family and is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, as well as new-comers such as the Cast Iron Farms Co-opera-

    tive, a tight-knit group of young agrarians who recently sealed the deal on the 11-acres of ALR land across from the Sunriver Community Gardens.

    Today, many young farmers are starting up in the Sooke region or actively seeking land in the area to produce food for our residents, says Wasiuta.

    The appetite for

    buying local is already strong in Sooke, with many local businesses leading the way by proudly adopting a buy local model.

    Farmers tradition-ally have been gener-ous and helped one another, shared infor-mation about crop pro-duction and marketing, formed farmers insti-tutes, loan institutions, and other kinds of sup-

    port, says ALM Farms Mary Alice Johnson, who hosted the inau-gural meeting of the Sooke Farm Club.

    Farming can be an isolated lifestyle. Hours are long, the work is physically demand-ing, and while operat-ing and capital costs increase, farmers strug-gle to compete with big monocrop farms that can fall back on crop insurance if their crop fails, she explains. Cre-ating those personal connections and net-work of support is vital to stimulating and sus-taining the local market for fresh food.

    The 2014 Sooke Region Food CHI Farm Guide and vignettes can be found in both map and brochure for-mats, at sookefoodchi.ca/farm-guide-map. Watch for the Value Our Food booth at events throughout the Sooke region over the sum-mer months.

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    The working hands of Teresa Willman, Silver Cloud Farm.

    PoliCe BeaTStolen property recovered

    Sooke RCMP responded to a report of a prowler and suspi-cious vehicle in a residential area of Sooke, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 04:49 a.m.. A pickup truck was located and investigators determined it was stolen from Saanich approximately a week ago.

    The occupants were arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, and taken to Sooke RCMP cells. The truck was loaded with stolen prop-erty which included three mountain bikes, a motorcycle, a chainsaw, and abundant cel-lular telephones and other electronic items.

    Also located in backpack

    in the truck were two replica handguns.

    A quantity of methamphet-amine was located, as well as methamphetamine-use para-phernalia. It appears that the pair were actively involved in theft to sustain their metham-phetamine addiction.

    Photographs of the stolen property which has not yet been traced back to a legal owner will be placed on the Sooke Detachment page of the RCMP website, on July 25, 2014. (http://sooke.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca).

    Arrested are a 31-year-old male and a 22-year-old female both from Victoria. Both remain in police custody and are will appear before a judi-

    cial justice this evening.

    No updates on homicideAs of press time there are

    no new developments on the Pamella Dyer homicide.

    Her son, Michael James McCormick, 36, has appeared in court under charges unre-lated to the homicide. He was brought up on charges of uttering threats against his ex-girlfriends boyfriend.

    Pamella Dyer, 64, was found dead in her home on July 20.

    McCormick is said to have suffered from mental health and addiction issues and police had been called to Dyers home on French Road a number of times.

    Dyer was a long time bar manager at the Sooke Legion and retired a few years ago.

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  • Britt SantowskiSooke News Mirror

    Lorien Arnold, owner of Sooke Mountain Cycle, is raising the alarm for owners of bicycles to become more aware about the theft of bicycles.

    Its always this time of year, he says, not-ing that bicycle thefts increase in the sum-mer in part because of the increased tran-sient population going through Sooke.

    Being in the business, he often hears stories of stolen bicycles.

    The way he sees it, there are two catego-ries of theft or opportu-nity. The first is done in the moment, because someone needs a faster-than-walking means of transportation.

    Transportation is freedom, said Arnold, of this type of opportu-nistic theft where some-one stumbling out of a bar sees an easy bike for a fast ride home.

    The second type of theft of opportunity, where the thieves are looking for a quick and easy source of money.

    The sales of bicycle parts can be very lucra-tive, so much so that warehouses of stolen bicycle parts exist in the underground econ-omy. Serial numbers, points out Arnold, usually only appear

    on the frame of a bicy-cle. So when parts are stripped, they are essentially untraceable.

    Identification numbers can be added to differ-ent parts of the bike, but they can just as eas-

    ily be ground off.And bicycles can

    be very expensive, going all the way up to $15,000. But what-ever the owner spent on a bike, every bike is worth something, said Arnold. To the owner, its transporta-tion, sport or passion. To a drug addict in need of a fix, its a quick and lucrative source of money that is easy to liquidate.

    The ability to curb the easy theft of bicy-cles, Arnold believes owners need to focus on what they can influ-ence, which is their own behaviour.

    His list of recommen-dations includes these very suggestions.

    1. Lock up your bicy-cle at all times.

    2. When you are at home, ensure your bike is safely secured. Do not leave your bike

    unlocked at the front of your house.

    3. When parking your bike at a destination, leave it locked in public view.

    4. When regularly fre-quenting a destination, lock your bicycle at a different place every day. Avoid patterns of behaviour.

    There is no unbreak-able lock, Arnold advises. Locks merely act as a deterrent, add-ing time and risk to those trying to steal it.

    This year seems worse than the past, he said, referencing one situation where two bikes were stolen on the same day, and one bike was later recov-ered with parts of the other.

    Keep your eye on your stuff, and think of the consequences, are his final words of advice.

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    Bike thefts increase over summer

    Britt Santowski photo

    Lorien Arnold warns bike owners to be aware.

    Alcohol prices

    adjustedThe province has

    adjusted its new mini-mum prices for alcohol in the wake of criticism over the rollout of new rules allowing happy hour discounts.

    A new category for draft beer creates a minimum charge of $12 for a 60-ounce pitcher down from $15 pre-viously announced or $0.20 per ounce for large volumes over 50 ounces instead of $0.25, which still applies to smaller glasses and pints.

    Upon reviewing B.C.s minimum prices, we realized they werent on par with consum-ers expectations and we took action to find a fair compromise that still upholds B.C.s high standards for health and safety, said MLA John Yap, who heads the provinces liquor policy reforms.

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  • Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Its been one year since a fire destroyed the office of the Sooke News Mirror and other businesses at Ever-green Centre. In the early morning hours of July 31 a fire, believed to have started in a recycling bin at the back of the Royal Bank, caught hold and spread throughout the struc-ture. At least five busi-nesses were left with-out premises. All that was left was a black-ened ruin, which was later torn down.

    The Sooke News Mir-ror, like the other busi-nesses, lost a lot but retained their enthusi-asm and printed their paper that week with-out missing a beat.

    Two moves later to fresh premises and amazingly enough we managed to have never missed an issue, said

    Sooke News Mirror pub-lisher Rod Sluggett. This is due to a great effort by all the staff.

    The Royal Bank relo-cated to the Mariners Village site and will be rebuilding on a lot along Sooke Road next

    to the Seaview Busi-ness Centre where the Sooke News Mirror is now located.

    Barton Insurance is still at Evergreen Cen-tre, although around the corner, Sooke Dance Studio is at Ever-green Centre as well

    but above the Read-ing Room. The soft-ware company located to premises on West Coast Road. The build-ing has not been rebuilt one year later, although mall owners had said it would be.

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    A year after the fire

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    One of the biggest fires in recent memory destroyed the offices of a number of businesses in 2013. All of them are carrying on business in new premises.

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    Living in the best place on Earth

    Its B.C. Day on Monday, August 4 and it comes at the best time of the year the middle of summer.

    Those of us who are lucky enough to live in British Columbia will enjoy the statutory holiday by enjoying our amazing climate, geography and culture. Its almost a Canadian responsibility to get outdoors and enjoy the waning days of summer.

    We actually have it all in British Columbia from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains. The vast interior plains and forests, to the lakes and rivers scattered across the province are all within easy reach. The vineyards and orchards in the Okanagan and the Fraser Valley farms all supply us with what we need and what we enjoy.

    This is a very abundant province with such a variety of landscapes and seascapes. We have the potential to grow all of our own food and Mother Nature supplies the rest. So why dont we?

    It is imperative to preserve what farm land we have and say no when it is being wrestled away from the farmer to the developer. Farming doesnt make anyone rich, but we need to ensure we can supply our own needs without relying on other countries for food. We may not be able to grow avocados or mangoes, but we can grow the basics. We need to ensure our resources remain in Canadian hands because this is our inheritance and our legacy. We cant and shouldnt sell it away to the highest bidder.

    We all take pride in being British Columbians and we need to remember what we love about this province, what it affords us and why it is important to protect our life in this province.

    Take a moment on this B.C. Day to reflect on the beauty of our province and the incredible lifestyle we enjoy here. Take a road less travelled and discover a place you may never have been to before. Enjoy our beaches and lakes and cities and bask in the knowledge that we live in the best place on earth. Happy B.C. Day.

    FEATURE LETTER

    A recent editorial by the provincial fire fighters union president makes several claims about the provincial pre-hospital health care system that require clarification so readers can have a balanced perspective.

    Sooke News Mirror, July 23, 2014, page 8, What do you expect when you call 9-1-1?

    To ensure that both ambulance and first responder (fire department) resources are dispatched appropri-ately, and the public isnt at risk from emergency vehicles driving at high speeds unnecessarily, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) undertook its fifth review of its Resource Allo-cation Plan (RAP) in 2013. The RAP outlines which resource(s) to assign to each medical call received and how they should respond - lights and siren or routine.

    Our evidence-based review found that there is no clinical benefit for patients to have first responders dis-patched for several of the call types that they currently attend. A formal consensus among EMS physicians is

    that only patients in cardiac or respi-ratory arrest, or those having total airway obstruction, benefit from a rapid ambulance response. An ambulance is still sent to every call in B.C., however, they are responding without lights and siren more often.

    Ambulance dispatchers assess the patients condition over the phone and prioritize every call for service people with life-threatening condi-tions get the fastest response with the highest trained paramedics avail-able. When appropriate, dispatchers notify first responders that there is a patient that would benefit from having fire fighters provide first aid as soon as possible. This notifica-tion occurs in seconds, not minutes as stated. First responders remain able to upgrade the call if they have concerns about the ambulance response.

    With these changes, ambulances are getting to critically ill or injured patients faster and those with non-life threatening conditions have been waiting only a few minutes more on

    average. An EMS expert reviewed the process used to update the RAP and found that the methodology was consistent with contemporary best practices nationally and internation-ally, used robust clinical evidence, and is superior to the processes used in many major EMS systems.

    BCEHS continues to monitor the RAP changes which have only been implemented for ambulances so far, not first responders on a system-wide basis and review individual calls when the response was ques-tioned. To date there have been no negative clinical patient outcomes attributed to the RAP changes.

    BCEHS greatly values the role of first responders and will continue to work on strengthening this part-nership using medical evidence and facts to enhance care and service for patients.

    William Dick, MD, MSc, FRCPC

    Vice President, Medical Pro-grams BCEHS

    Clarifying the health care system

    OUR VIEWEDITORIAL CARTOON

    The Sooke News Mirror will on occassion print longer letters on issues of broad importance to our readers. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity and length. If you wish to submit a letter of more than 300 words, please check with the editor to see if there is available space for a feature letter.

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    They are heroes among us

    Responding to Mr. Derek Lewers letter in July 16 Sooke News Mir-ror.

    I am extremely disap-pointed with Mr. Derek Lewers letter, how he defines a hero and the clear reference to vol-unteer firefighters.

    The residents of Sooke need these vol-unteers, for safety and insurance reasons. With everyones life becoming more com-plicated, attracting vol-unteers who can make the commitment to training and availabil-ity is becoming increas-ingly difficult. Sooke council has been work-ing with the Sooke Fire-fighters Association on a positive campaign to attract new volunteers. We wanted a campaign that would emphasize the positive aspects of being a volunteer fire-fighter and how critical they are to our commu-nity. We chose the tag line become a com-munity hero accompa-nied by a picture that depicts the respect and awe small children have for a working fire-man.

    Mr. Lewers should have done a little more research and he would have found that the Websters Dictionary describes a hero as a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. I would suggest all of our men and women, who volun-teer for the Sooke Fire Department by nature

    of the job they perform or may be asked to per-form, have to be brave and surely they are people of fine quality.

    I strongly disagree that the title of hero is being handed out too easily. From my observations it is used when people demon-strate their fine quali-ties whatever their sta-tion in life, by taking that extra step to help others. Each situation has varying degrees of risk or maybe even no risk, but the acknowl-edgment of taking that extra step and demon-strating fine qualities in doing so, deserves the recognition of hero. Lets face it, the major-ity of people sit on the sidelines and offer com-ment and criticism but few actually come for-ward and walk the talk.

    We have numerous volunteer groups who step forward and take

    the steps that help oth-ers. They are all heroes in my mind. Ask your-self where we would be as a community without volunteer fire-fighters, volunteers for Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank, Hospice, the Legion, Rotary, Lions and the Crisis Centre just to name a few.

    So lets quit playing with words and recognize the positive things we have in the community.

    Wendal MilneMayor

    Helmets do save lives

    I would just like to thank the first respond-ers who assisted my son when had his long-board accident just below the Lodge area at the Potholes July 10, 2014.

    I would like to start

    by telling all you board-ers out there how important it is to wear safety gear when you ride (my son had none and rarely does he wear any); I got the call to go to the emergency at 7 p.m. (the accident happened at 3:30) and when I arrived, my son was still immobilized and was heading to do cat scans and x-rays and you could imagine ones reaction when you see this. It turned out he had bad bruis-ing; severe road rash plus a concussion and he was very lucky his accident wasnt worse.

    Again, thank you to the folks who were on scene first and thank you to everyone who assisted, ensuring my son was safe and get-ting the best care pos-sible.

    Christine GeorgeSooke

    Broadcast concerts

    Im always amazed by the amount and depth of talent in the whole of Canada, and in the Greater Victoria Area (GVA) more spe-cifically.

    The Sooke Philhar-monic, Victoria Sym-phony, ballet, modern dance, a variety of the-atre groups, jazz, rock, reggae, blues, choruses and choirs, opera -- you name it, weve got it.

    So it never fails to amaze me that our two local tv stations, CHEK Victoria and CTY2VI, dont do more to help our performing artists.

    Sure, CHEK provides live coverage but what about Canada Day here and Symphony Splash? Wouldnt it be great if at least one of our tv stations broad-cast these events live?

    Much of their pro-gramming consists of nothing we watch, like infomercials, old mov-ies, and dumb and dumber shows.

    Who wouldnt rather watch a live Victoria Symphony and/or Sooke

    We asked: How does art contribute to the community of Sooke?

    Sooke is really known for its art. It has tremendous economic

    benefits, and it draws out artists from around the world.

    Linda AndersonSooke

    It is important. It connects people to their heritage, and its something everyone should have

    as a part of life. Art in Sooke brings out a lot of people, and it contributes economically to our

    community.

    Michel DesRocherSooke

    Having the Sooke Fine Arts Show in Sooke puts Sooke on

    the map. It invites people to recognize there's an amazing

    group of artists here, both from Sooke and elsewhere on the

    Islands.

    Deborah KackiSooke

    It enriches the lives of the people in the community.

    Pat PhillipsSooke

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    Become a community hero is the tag line for a campaign to recruit more vol-unteer fire fighters in sooke. see letter they are heroes among us.

    Sooke Real Estate

    Your Sooke Specialist

    Room To Grow - $435,900 Spacious 2,700 sq. ft. home on 2 levels. 4 bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. recently added 18 x 20 Solarium. Private Rear Yard is fully fenced, 20 x 13 Deck with Hot Tub and sev-eral Raised Bed Gardens. Walk to Elementary Schools, Village and Bus. More photos to view at isellsooke.com. Drive by 6578 Arranwood or call Michael at 250-642-6056 with questions or to arrange a private showing.

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    Philharmonic con-cert? How about a bal-let or an opera, or a play from local theatres? Id love live jazz shows and all kinds of music from local venues.

    So many people would benefit, starting with the artists them-selves. Ticket sales will increase, especially from tourists, who can view these shows on the internet. Our area will attract other art-ists. It will be known not only as a place with great natural beauty, outdoor activities, and local food, but a place to see performing art-ists on par with any great city in the world.

    Not everyone can get out to see shows, whether the reasons are financial, geograph-ical, or physical. Think of all the retired folks in nursing homes, for example, who will enjoy Symphony Splash live on television.

    The excuse usually given for not broad-casting performing arts is that it negatively impacts ticket sales. On the contrary, when people see the level of talent and profession-alism here, ticket sales and funding donations will be higher than ever before.

    No doubt the film commission will also see a marked increase in the amount of films and television shows shot locally, as people in the industry, will want to be in a place with lots to do during their off hours.

    The Wickininnish Inn was recently voted best resort in Canada, and the Sooke Harbour House was also in the top ten. We need to promote our perform-ing arts and artists with the same or better level of enthusiasm.

    I suggest an email campaign to the man-agement of CHEK Vic-toria and CTY2VI (and Knowedge and TVO as well) if you agree airing concerts and shows is a great way to enrich

    our lives and support our local talent.

    Helene HarrisonShirley

    Motion detectors work

    I installed my motion sensor to aid my vision if needed during the short colder days of the seasons journeying to doors and walkways and also as a deterrent to any curious activity.

    Getting comfort-able and complacent when it malfunctioned, I ignored the extra To Do on the list. A lesson learned when at dawn, an alert riser noticed their sensor go off and their call to RCMP resulted in the arrest of two adults in a stolen car harbouring a large cache of stolen items from their prowling the yards of sleeping Sooke residents.

    My embarassment at reporting a missing almost full 20-litre gas can in effect helped them continue their tour and collect sell-able items for their drug use.

    I must thank RCMP Cst. Klein for respond-ing in tracing my item as if it were an valuable electronic item and not a 10-year-old gas carry container.

    Too often we ignore our motion sensor assuming its a deer or the wind. We also dont know the day-to-day reality of RCMP investigative processes and the time it takes for even the most mun-dane tasks of trying to match a poor descrip-tion of a missing item to a pile of stolen items for return to the owner. My sincerest thanks to the the alert reporter and to Cst. Klein and the RCMP in their handling of the prowlers and subsequent actions.

    Carmen NeumannSooke

    Something stinks

    At the July 14 pub-lic hearing regarding changing the zoning of M2 to allow waste transfer stations there was overwhelming opposition expressed by the majority of the speakers. Despite this opposition council voted for the bylaws to allow waste trans-fer stations in the M2 zone. However, at the July 21 council meeting the vote was rescinded due to an issue with Goodridge Peninsula (zoned M2) and the OCP. It appears there may be another public hearing on this issue in the near future. In other words, this situ-ation is a big mess, and is costing taxpay-ers money and wasting time, seemingly for the benefit of one person.

    At the July 21 meet-ing Mayor Milne used some strong words to indicate his opposition of this change in the zoning bylaw. Appar-ently the mayor was approached in January 2014 by a representa-tive of Mr. Arden ask-ing whether a waste transfer station could be set up on the Arden property. The mayor correctly told this per-

    son no because M2 is not zoned for waste transfer stations. The mayor then went on holidays, some of the councillors had discus-sions, and when the mayor got back there were in fact plans to set up a waste transfer station on Mr. Ardens property. Mayor Milne went on to say that this whole situation stinks and that he was infu-riated. To be fair, the mayor also said that if Mr. Arden went through the proper process his property would prob-ably work for this pur-pose.

    So it appears that certain councillors went behind the may-ors back to help out Mr. Arden. The mayor is correct; this situa-tion does stink, and can now only be perceived as certain council-lors showing favourit-ism to a friend, which goes against the oath of office each council-lor swore to. When explaining his opposi-tion, the mayor said the following: As elected officials we only have one or two things in life, which are integrity and the perception of hon-esty and being upfront with people. I appreci-ate Mayor Milne being upfront with the tax-payers of Sooke about this fiasco.

    Tom MyrickSooke

    Contd from page 9 letters

    Capital Regional District

    A water main cleaning program will be carried out in Sooke on a regular basis.Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

    Notice ofWater Main Cleaning in Sooke 50OFFREG. PRICE%

    MEMBERS SALE

    ALLFABRICS, SEWING NOTIONS, QUILT BATT , DRAPERYPANELS, HARDWARETRIMMINGS , BARGAINCENTER &

    MORE!

    **Exclusive to Fabricland Sewing Club Members**MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED FOR DISCOUNTS

    **some exclusions may apply, this includes Promotional, Clearance products, Special Purchase, Signature Styles & Yarn

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    August/14 -Ultimate - Insert usual basebar at bottom Ad Size 3 x 125 Group 1SEE INSERTION ORDER FOR PUBLICATION DATE

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

    VICTORIA

    3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE

    ACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501

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

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

    Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am - 9:00 pmSat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun and Holidays 11:00 am - 5 pm

    3170 TILLICUM ROADLOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTREACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501

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

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

    website: www.sooke.ca

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

    Council meeting agendas maybe viewed at www.sooke.ca

    Mayors Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayors Public Advisory Panel

    meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:

    - Economic Development - 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

    - Arts and Beauti cation - 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm -

    NO MEETING IN JULY

    Upcoming Public Meetings No Scheduled Meetings

    For further information, please visit theDistrict of Sooke website at www.sooke.ca

    B.C. Day Recycling Reminder

    We Recycle on B.C. DayIf your blue box collection day falls on B.C. Day, Monday, August 4, your curbside materials will be collected as usual.

    Please place your recyclables at the curb by 7:30 am in appropriate sized containers.For more information, please call the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030 or visit www.crd.bc.ca

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 11

    www.westernfoods.comSENIORS DAY THURSDAYS SAVE 10% ON MOST ITEMS

    Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974

    Your Community Food Store

    SOOKE6660 Sooke Road

    Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pm

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    AD PRICES IN EFFECT JULY 30 THRU August 5, 2014

    Go Greenuse

    WesternFoodsCloth Bags

    LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pm

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    Island Farms

    Sour Cream

    Island Farms

    SourCream500 mL All Varieties

    Simply Natural, Organic

    Ketchup575 mL

    229

    B.C. Grown Jumbo, White

    Mushrooms4.39/kg

    199

    + dep

    199/lb

    3/999Coca Cola12x355 mLAll Varieties

    Fresh

    Pork LoinChops 6.59/kg /lb299

    ea

    Enter to Wina Keurig single cup

    brewing systemcourtesy of Folgers &

    Western FoodsDraw will be made Wednesday, August 6th

    May not be as exactly shown.

    12x355 mLAll VarietiesAll VarietiesAll Varieties

    Coca Cola12x355 mLCoca Cola12x355 mLAll VarietiesAll Varieties

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    Come in Every Wednesday for our

    Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments

    Fresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry

    5-A-Day for Optimum Health

    PRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK

    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

    SEA

    B.C. Hot House

    RedPeppers

    159

    B.C. Grown

    GreenBeans

    139

    Washington

    MediumOnions

    39Peruvian

    SatsumaMandarin

    99

    California

    Artichokes

    2/300

    California

    FieldTomatoes

    89

    All Varieties

    Pepsi Cola12x355 mL

    3/999

    Post

    ShreddiesCereal

    299Hawkins

    Cheezies

    169Hunts

    TomatoSauce2/300

    Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    Fresh Ocean Jewel

    CookedShrimp

    Olivieri

    PastaSauceVarious Weights ...20%

    Fresh

    Pork SideSpareribs6.15/kg ..............................279

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenBologna375g ...................................179

    Olivieri

    Pasta

    Various Weights .......20%

    /lb

    B.C. Grown Jumbo, White

    Mushrooms4.39/kg

    Old Dutch XXL

    PotatoChips2/500

    Offat Till

    907gAll Varieties

    279Family Pack

    ea

    550g

    270gAll Varieties

    89

    + dep

    699 /lb

    Imported

    Rib EyeSteaks17.61/kg ............................799

    Smokehouse

    SlicedBacon500g ..................................399

    Island Bakery

    Hot Dog orHamburger Buns

    Heinz

    Picnic Sauce Trio

    2/300 279Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    222SaladDressings

    Unico

    VegetableOil

    4993L

    Hellmann's

    RealMayonnaise

    399750-890 mLAll Varieties

    Post

    ShreddiesCereal

    2

    Frozen Bassili's

    MeatLasagna2.27 kg ......................1199

    Maple Lodge

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

    ea

    3/999FreshPorkLoin Chops 6.59/kg /lb299Coca Cola 12x355 mL All Varieties

    4/500

    449Frozen High Liner Wild

    Paci cSalmon

    699Imitation

    CrabMeat

    B.C. Grown

    SavoyCabbage

    79

    199

    Heinz

    White Vinegar

    1L ..............................169

    Jello

    Jelly Powder

    85g All Varieties ........69Unico

    Pizza Sauce3 Varieties

    213 mL ....................69Dasani Remineralized

    Water

    12x500 mL ..........3/999

    Iams

    Dog FoodSelected Varieties

    374g .....................4/500

    Tide Liquid

    LaundryDetergent1.18L All Varieties ........699

    Chef Boyardee

    Pasta in Sauce

    425g All Varieities ...4/500

    Molson Exel

    Low AlcoholBeer6x355 mL ....................349

    Kraft

    Pure JamAll Varieties

    500 mL .......................399

    Royale 3 Ply

    Facial Tissue

    88's ..........................99Bush's

    Baked Beans3 Varieties

    398 mL ..................4/500

    Christie

    Rice Thins

    100g All Varieties ...2/500

    Royale Velour

    BathroomTissue12's .............................699

    Lays XXL

    Potato ChipsAll Varieties

    270g ....................3/800

    Whiskas Temptation

    Cat Food

    85g All Varieties .....4/500

    Coleman

    Propane

    465g ...........................399

    ea

    Mr. Noodle

    InstantNoodles85g All Varieties ......

    4/100Pringles

    Potato Chips

    168g All Varieties ..........189

    Organic

    Carrots

    Mott's Fruitsations

    Apple Dessert

    6x111g All Varieties .....229

    Dempsters Original

    Bagels

    6's ...............................269Villaggio Thick Sliced

    Italian Bread

    510g ...........................219Bicks Premium

    Dill Pickles

    1L All Varieties ............299 ea

    /lbIdahoan

    InstantPotatoes

    99ea

    12's

    113gAll Varieties

    /lb/lb

    Mustard,Sweet Relishand Ketchup

    3x375 mL

    Nectarines

    3.28/kg ...................................149Large NavelOranges1.52/kg ..............................69

    SunRype Blue Label

    Apple Juice

    ea

    680 mLAll Varieties ea

    Dad's

    Cookies

    550g All Varieties ........489

    2 lbs

    991L ea

    Yamay

    Jasmine Rice

    8 kg ......................1399

    ea

    California

    /lb

    3.06/kg

    1 lb

    475 mLAll Varieties

    ea

    General Mills

    CheeriosCereal

    499525g 210g

    ea

    ea

    Mott's

    Clamato Juice 1.89L 3 Varieties

    299ea + dep

    ea 454g

    3.51/kg

    ea

    2/400

    ea

    ea

    /lb ea

    ea

    .86/kg

    1.89L 3 Varieties

    ea

    Best Gourmet

    Coffee

    749eaea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea ea

    699 /100g

    California

    2.18/kg 1.96/kg

    /lb

    1 lb1 lb

    2/600Organic

    Strawberries

    Coca Cola 12x355 mL All VarietiesCoca Cola 12x355 mL All Varieties

    + dep

    1.89L 3 Varieties

    ea +dep

    ea

    ea+ dep

    34Count

    /lb

    /lb

    /lb

    1.74/kg

    /lb

    Offat Till

    ea

    +dep

    ea

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    Come in Every Wednesday for our

    Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments

    Fresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry

    5-A-Day for Optimum Health

    PRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK

    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

    SEA

    B.C. Hot House

    RedPeppers

    159

    B.C. Grown

    GreenBeans

    139

    Washington

    MediumOnions

    39Peruvian

    SatsumaMandarin

    99

    California

    Artichokes

    2/300

    California

    FieldTomatoes

    89

    All Varieties

    Pepsi Cola12x355 mL

    3/999

    Post

    ShreddiesCereal

    299Hawkins

    Cheezies

    169Hunts

    TomatoSauce2/300

    Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    Fresh Ocean Jewel

    CookedShrimp

    Olivieri

    PastaSauceVarious Weights ...20%

    Fresh

    Pork SideSpareribs6.15/kg ..............................279

    Maple Lodge

    ChickenBologna375g ...................................179

    Olivieri

    Pasta

    Various Weights .......20%

    /lb

    B.C. Grown Jumbo, White

    Mushrooms4.39/kg

    Old Dutch XXL

    PotatoChips2/500

    Offat Till

    907gAll Varieties

    279Family Pack

    ea

    550g

    270gAll Varieties

    89

    + dep

    699 /lb

    Imported

    Rib EyeSteaks17.61/kg ............................799

    Smokehouse

    SlicedBacon500g ..................................399

    Island Bakery

    Hot Dog orHamburger Buns

    Heinz

    Picnic Sauce Trio

    2/300 279Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    222SaladDressings

    Unico

    VegetableOil

    4993L

    Hellmann's

    RealMayonnaise

    399750-890 mLAll Varieties

    Post

    ShreddiesCereal

    2

    Frozen Bassili's

    MeatLasagna2.27 kg ......................1199

    Maple Lodge

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

    ea

    3/999FreshPorkLoin Chops 6.59/kg /lb299Coca Cola 12x355 mL All Varieties

    4/500

    449Frozen High Liner Wild

    Paci cSalmon

    699Imitation

    CrabMeat

    B.C. Grown

    SavoyCabbage

    79

    199

    Heinz

    White Vinegar

    1L ..............................169

    Jello

    Jelly Powder

    85g All Varieties ........69Unico

    Pizza Sauce3 Varieties

    213 mL ....................69Dasani Remineralized

    Water

    12x500 mL ..........3/999

    Iams

    Dog FoodSelected Varieties

    374g .....................4/500

    Tide Liquid

    LaundryDetergent1.18L All Varieties ........699

    Chef Boyardee

    Pasta in Sauce

    425g All Varieities ...4/500

    Molson Exel

    Low AlcoholBeer6x355 mL ....................349

    Kraft

    Pure JamAll Varieties

    500 mL .......................399

    Royale 3 Ply

    Facial Tissue

    88's ..........................99Bush's

    Baked Beans3 Varieties

    398 mL ..................4/500

    Christie

    Rice Thins

    100g All Varieties ...2/500

    Royale Velour

    BathroomTissue12's .............................699

    Lays XXL

    Potato ChipsAll Varieties

    270g ....................3/800

    Whiskas Temptation

    Cat Food

    85g All Varieties .....4/500

    Coleman

    Propane

    465g ...........................399

    ea

    Mr. Noodle

    InstantNoodles85g All Varieties ......

    4/100Pringles

    Potato Chips

    168g All Varieties ..........189

    Organic

    Carrots

    Mott's Fruitsations

    Apple Dessert

    6x111g All Varieties .....229

    Dempsters Original

    Bagels

    6's ...............................269Villaggio Thick Sliced

    Italian Bread

    510g ...........................219Bicks Premium

    Dill Pickles

    1L All Varieties ............299 ea

    /lbIdahoan

    InstantPotatoes

    99ea

    12's

    113gAll Varieties

    /lb/lb

    Mustard,Sweet Relishand Ketchup

    3x375 mL

    Nectarines

    3.28/kg ...................................149Large NavelOranges1.52/kg ..............................69

    SunRype Blue Label

    Apple Juice

    ea

    680 mLAll Varieties ea

    Dad's

    Cookies

    550g All Varieties ........489

    2 lbs

    991L ea

    Yamay

    Jasmine Rice

    8 kg ......................1399

    ea

    California

    /lb

    3.06/kg

    1 lb

    475 mLAll Varieties

    ea

    General Mills

    CheeriosCereal

    499525g 210g

    ea

    ea

    Mott's

    Clamato Juice 1.89L 3 Varieties

    299ea + dep

    ea 454g

    3.51/kg

    ea

    2/400

    ea

    ea

    /lb ea

    ea

    .86/kg

    1.89L 3 Varieties

    ea

    Best Gourmet

    Coffee

    749eaea

    ea

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    ea

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    ea

    ea ea

    699 /100g

    California

    2.18/kg 1.96/kg

    /lb

    1 lb1 lb

    2/600Organic

    Strawberries

    Coca Cola 12x355 mL All VarietiesCoca Cola 12x355 mL All Varieties

    + dep

    1.89L 3 Varieties

    ea +dep

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    FROZEN

    BULK

    Your Community Food Store

    DELIHealthy Choices In Our

    DELI DAIRYRemember Your Calcium

    DAIRY

    BULK

    FROZEN BAKERYBaked Fresh Daily

    BAKERY

    AD PRICES IN EFFECT JULY 30 THRU August 5, 2014

    SOOKE6660 Sooke Road

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

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    Locally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD

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

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    Quality and Convenience

    For Your Healthy Lifestyle

    NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS

    SimplyNaturalOrganic

    Ketchup575 mL

    Mama Mary's

    Pizza Crust3 Varieties ...................699

    Assorted

    Samosas140g ..........................259Pizza

    Pepperonior Salami...................................119

    Deluxe

    PotatoSaladwith egg ...............99

    Island Farms

    ChocolateMilk2L ...............................349

    Lemon MeringuePie567g ...........................599

    Kraft

    PhiladelphiaDips227g All Varieties .......299

    Bassili Veggie, Beef or Chicken

    Lasagna

    454g ..................

    2/500Minute Maid

    FruitPunch295 mL All Varieties 79Island Farms Family Pack

    IceCream4 L All Varieties ...........499

    Manitoba HarvestHempHearts227g ........................499CocoVieCoconutJams330g .......................549

    OrientalRice Crackers ....79Chocolate

    Macadamia Nuts ..179CranberryTrail Mix .................89

    Tasty Bite Heat & Serve IndianMeals285g .......................179Salt Spring IslandOrganicCoffee400g ........................999Echo CleanFabric SoftenerSheets40's .................

    2/500

    White ChocolateMacadamia Nut

    Cookies12s ..............................399Two Bite

    Browniesin a Bag

    280g ...........................369

    Kraft Regular

    CheezWhiz900g ..........................599

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    199

    799BBQChickens

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    High Liner

    Fish Sticks

    700g ............................549

    169229

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    249

    CalabresseBread

    ea

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    /100g

    ea

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    Western FoodsCoffee Beans

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    Island Farms

    WhippingCream473 mL

    199ea

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    Santa CruzOrganic

    LemonadesAll Varieties946 mL

    ea

    White or Whole Wheat

    Kaisers

    6's ...............................189Dr. Oetker RistoranteThin CrustPizzasAll Varieties

    325-390g

    Simply Natural OrganicSalad Dressings354 mL ..................229 ea +dep

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    454g

    6 ea

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    SimplyNaturalOrganic

    KetchupKetchup

    ea

    /100g

    Island Farms

    SourCreamAll Varieties

    500 mL

    199

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    Making contact

    with those in need, society

    helps with rides

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    The cupboards are once again bare and drivers are few and far in-between.

    The Contact Commu-nity Assistance Society is a non-profit society operating a transporta-tion service and medi-cal equipment loan cupboard out of the Sooke Community Hall.

    People come to the society when they need temporary medi-

    cal supplies or rides to doctors and hos-pital appointments. But what happens often is that the equip-ment, when no longer needed, is often forgot-ten or misplaced. The items have been given out for a nominal fee to help people while in transition to purchas-ing their own medi-cal assist equipment. The equipment is not meant to be kept. Often called for items include tub transfer benches,

    wheel chairs, and walk-ing aids.

    The other side of the operation is the volunteer drivers who take people to appoint-ments. They dont have enough of them driv-ers that is. The society operates in the area between Kemp Lake to Connie Road and they take people to appoint-ments throughout Vic-toria and the Wests-hore area.

    If you can spare a few hours each week

    and have a clean driv-ing record and would like to help, the society would be most thank-ful. For minds ease, there may be a criminal record check involved as well.

    The volunteer driv-ers work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and they have a suggested nominal donation which reim-burses the driver for their gas.

    We need more driv-ers, said society mem-

    ber Jan Watson. Just call us at 250-

    389-4061 and leave your name and number and we will contact you.

    The society oper-ates on donations from groups like the Legion and from generous individuals. The Sooke Community Associa-tion allows them use of the space in the base-ment of the community hall. They receive no government funding for either the equipment or the workers and rely

    on the generosity of the community. The soci-ety pays the drivers for their gas. This might be suitable for someone who is recently retired and wants something to do a few hours a week.

    For more informa-tion or to volunteer call the Contact Loan Cup-board at 250-389-4607.

    Need a ride or care to give a ride, call 250-389-4661.

    Capital Regional District

    Public Hearing 1Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing:Will be held at: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services BuildingLocated at: 3-7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BCOn: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 starting at 7pmTo consider adoption of:Bylaw No. 3819 - cited as Otter Point Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1, 2014.The purpose of Bylaw No. 3819 is to repeal and replace Bylaw No. 3719, Official Community Plan for Otter Point Bylaw No. 1, 2010.

    The actual Bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected.All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3819 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building, 3-7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from July 9 to August 6, 2014, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf.Written submissions should be sent to Juan de Fuca Planning, by mail to 3-7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1N1; by email to [email protected] or by fax to 250.642.5274. Written submissions should be received no later than noon on August 6, 2014 to ensure availability at the Public Hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the Public Hearing. Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by the CRD Board of Directors.The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 3819 will be held by the Electoral Area Director, or Alternate Director, as a delegate of the Board of the CRD. A copy of the CRD Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with a copy of the bylaw referred to in this notice.For further information, contact June Klassen, Manager, Local Area Planning at 250.642.8101.S. Santarossa, Corporate Officer

    Notice of Public HearingsPublic Hearing 2Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 890, 891 and 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing:Will be held at: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services BuildingLocated at: 3-7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BCOn: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 after the close of the Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 3819To consider adoption of an amendment to Bylaw No. 2040:Bylaw No. 3849 - cited as Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Amendment Bylaw No. 112, 2014.The purpose of Bylaw No. 3849 is to amend Bylaw No. 2040, Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, to remove the requirement that accessory buildings be one-storey, to add the provision for suites to the Forestry (AF) and Agricultural (AG) zones and to clarify institutional and rural residential zone definitions to acknowledge newly created zones and to revise the definition of height.

    The actual Bylaw should be reviewed to determine specifically how particular lands may be affected.All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions, on matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 3849 and other relevant documents and information may be inspected at the Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building, 3-7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from June 11 to August 6, 2014, excluding statutory holidays, and are available from the CRD website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdf.Written submissions should be sent to Juan de Fuca Planning, by mail to 3-7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1N1; by email to [email protected] or by fax to 250.642.5274. Written submissions should be received no later than noon on August 6, 2014 to ensure availability at the Public Hearing. Submissions will also be accepted at the Public Hearing