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November 05, 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 Press

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page B1

    Sports/stats Page 21

    Election Page 17, 18

    32 pages in two sections

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Classifieds 19 75

    Two fatalities in East Sooke house fireTwo fires keep regional firefighters busy

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Two elderly people perished in a house fire in the early morning hours of November 1.

    The couple, who had immigrated to Canada 20 years ago to be closer to their grand-children, were Leonard and Brenda Grundy, 85 and 83 years old respectively. They had been married for 65 years.

    Members of the Sooke RCMP responded to a call of fatalities from the house fire on Copper Mine Road.

    The call came into the East Sooke Volun-teer Fire Department around 4 a.m. from a woman driving by who saw flames com-ing through the roof at 1355 Copper Mine Road. The fire depart-ment responded very quickly after the call but it was too late as the home was engulfed.

    RCMP say there is no evidence of foul play. Sooke detachment members are continu-

    ing to investigate and assist the BC Coroner and the BC Fire Com-missioner.

    The early morning fire brought out fire departments from East Sooke and Sooke, with about 30 volunteer firefighters battling the blaze. The fire is thought to have started in the living room. It is believed that the couple was unable to escape the blaze due to the location of their bedroom and the hall-way.

    The couples son, Steve Grundy, had stated that his father was a retired draftsman and his mother worked for a real estate com-pany, then for local gov-ernment before coming to East Sooke.

    The fire department recommends people check the batteries in their fire and smoke alarms by pressing the test button. Changing the batteries is a good precaution.

    Two days earlier, on October 29, the Sooke Fire Department, along with the Otter Point and Metchosin fire depart-ments attended an electrical fire at Sooke elementary school at around 4 p.m.

    The fire started in an electrical connec-tion that fed one of the light fixtures in the

    room, said Fire Chief Steven Sorensen via email. These lights were installed 17 years ago. Took this long for the short circuit to develop. The subse-quent fire burned along the ceiling, scorching about 10 of the roof joists.

    If not for the action of the custodian who happened to do his rounds early that night, it is quite likely that the fire would have took hold of the ceiling and

    spread rapidly through that wing of the school. It would have been very similar to what happened to the Ever-green Mall. Fortunately quick action by the fire department in locating the seat of the fire and then knocking it down quickly prevented a major event. The crews did a remark-able job last night and should be very proud of their efforts.

    Mutual aid was given by the Metchosin and Otter Point Fire Depart-ments, along with the Sooke Ambulance and the RCMP assisting.

    Great support by Otter Point and Metcho-sin FDs at the fire and the Sooke Ambulance and RCMP in assisting in other duties, said Sorensen.

    Classes resumed the next day.

    Sooke Elementary dates back to 1891 when the first school in Springside area became too small and Mr. William Bell Char-ters donated land for a new school. Since then the school has had new buildings, been rebuilt, then added to and more recently ren-ovated. a claim to fame of being the oldest school in B.C. situated on the original site.

    Currently they have 241 children.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Firefighters on the roof of Sooke elementary check to make sure the electrical fire has not spread, while others gather at the entrance while checking out the interior of the school. Below, firefighters organize.

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    On November 15

    Brenda ParkinsonELECT SOOKE COUNCILLORI am committed to

    carefully managing the taxpayer money.

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    On November 15

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    SOOKE COUNCILLOR

    I pledge to always moveforward with the bestinterests of the communityin mind.

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    Black Press cares

    B.C. communities care.

    So do the Black Press newspapers that directly serve those communities. Reflect-ing and raising aware-ness of that caring spirit is part of the core mandate of every Black Press community news-paper.

    This publication is now part of an exciting new initiative under-taken by Black Press in British Columbia that works to further communicate the good work being done in communities, and pro-vide a new opportunity for organizations and individuals to tap into that fountain of caring.

    Last decisionsThe District of Sooke

    council, on November 3, adopted Bylaw No. 534, Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-2) and Bylaw No. 535, Zoning Amend-ment Bylaw (600-14) Sun River Develop-ment Exchange of Lands for School Site. It also changes the zon-ing from Agricultural to Community Residen-tial.

    The bylaw will see $400,000 come to the district, which will be used for playing fields.

    This will be ensured by Bylaw No. 608, Play-ing Field Reserve Fund Bylaw, 2014 Playing Field Reserve Account,

    which was given first, second and third read-ing.

    In other council news, council approved the naming of 15 trees along Wadams Way to be named after pioneer families as suggested by local historian Elida Peers.

    Council approved

    the awarded of a con-tract to Allterra Con-struction Ltd. for the building of sidewalks to extend from Church Road to Otter Point Road on both sides of the highway. Their bid was the lowest at $209,984. The highest bid came in at $336,000.

    Advance Polls

    Sooke residents who wish to vote in the advance poll have an opportunity on Novem-ber 12. Voting takes place at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Sheilds Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    It should be noted that general voting on November 15 takes place at Edward Milne community school at 6218 Sooke Road, not at the community hall.

    If you are not a reg-istered elector you can register on Novem-ber 15 providing you are 18-years-of-age or older, a Canadian citi-zen, resident of B.C. for six months by November 14, resident or registered owner of real property in the District of Sooke for at least 30 days prior to November 15, and not disqualified under the Local Government Act. You need to bring two pieces of identification to prove residency and identity.

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