sooke news mirror, november 19, 2014

of 40 /40
OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 310-2059KALTASIN ROAD OCEANFRONT $249,900 18-7871 WEST COAST RD WEST COAST $149,900 4498 RANNVIEG PLACE WEST COAST $599,000 TOP FLOOR OCEANFRONT 2BEDROOM 2 BATH 1259 SF FULLY REMEDIATED COMPLEX UNOBSTRUCTED OCEANVIEWS 6709 CHARLENE PLACE BROOMHILL $339,900 SOLD COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATIONS CLASSIC WEST COAST HOME BREATHTAKING OCEANVIEWS 4/5 BEDOOM 2 BATH 3500 SF 2.5 ACRE OCEANVIEW ESTATE NO PAD RENT OCEANFRONT PARK 2 BR 920SF STRATA PARK ONLY $50/MTH IMMACULATE ISIDE & OUT GREAT LOCATION Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror The votes came in pretty quickly for the mayoral and council candidates in Sooke on Saturday night. The cheers could be heard from the din- ing room at the Sooke Legion when the first results came in from the polling station shortly after the polls closed. Maja Tait hand- ily won the seat from her former councillor colleague Herb Hal- dane. The race was deemed to be a tight one and nerves were evident throughout the cam- paign, but the numbers told another story. “It’s pretty over- whelming,” said Tait. Tait won 66 per cent of the votes, with Hal- dane running at 33 per cent. Distant in the pack was David Shebib with one per cent of the votes. Tait was acclaimed mayor with 2,527 votes to Haldane’s 1,263. She- bib got 26 votes. Tait said winning wasn’t about one per- son, it was about so many coming together. Joining Tait at the council table will be incumbents Bev Berger, Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson and Kerrie Reay. Ebony Logins will serve her first term as councillor and Brenda Parkinson will serve her second. Parkinson served on Sooke coun- cil from 2008-2011. Voter turnout stood at 41.5 per cent, slightly lower than the 2011 turnout at 41.9 per cent. When asked how she felt on Sunday morning, Tait said, “I’m pretty excited, it’s just sinking in.” She said that with the incumbents elected there is support for the strategic plan and they will be looking at this. She said there was a lot done and now the ques- tion was how to start building on it. When talking about the questions on the ballot in regard to a community facility and opposition to increased tanker traffic, Tait said there was solid support on a community facility as well as a new prior- ity - the environment. She said the message here was to give more consideration to our environment. “We live in a beauti- ful place and what the question reminded us of through discussion is how tourism is a good employer. We are well situated for that,” said Tait. She wants to be able to connect with the people of Sooke and to put some importance on that. Team building is a big exercise, said Tait. “We will pick up the reins and off we go - then set priori- ties. Now is the time to mend fences and build bridges. Council repre- sents the entire com- munity. It’s over and here we are,” she said. Tait said that Wen- dal Milne’s endorse- ment helped as he was well-respected in the community. She said they originally came together on opposite sides and gradually as they grew up a little they met here. “We formed a good relationship - that’s what good leadership is about. I want to be true to that.” When asked why she ran she said it was because Wendal Milne wasn’t running again and she would have supported him. “I served two terms and it was time to step forward.” She said her job allows her to be flexible and the mayor needs to be out in the com- munity. Herb Haldane said after the election, “I would like to thank those that helped me and supported me in this election. I will con- tinue my close friend- ship with Maja Tait and hope she can find the time to do the job. She is very capable but I do think that more time will be required to gov- ern efficiently. I will be focusing on other community activities and little gov- ernment at this time. I am confident that my services and knowl- edge will be missing at the table as I was very engaged and dedicated to a quality job as a councillor. I will main- tain my sense of duty and dedication to this great community as did many before me. Thank you.” COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page A8 Entertainment Page C1 Sports/stats Page A17 Letters Pages A13,14 B2 40 pages in three sections Maja Tait voted in as new mayor of Sooke Pirjo Raits photo Maja Tait salutes her supporters and campaign team at the Legion after she was elected as the new mayor for the District of Sooke. Election details: Number of votes cast, 3,881. Voter turnout: 41.5 per cent Mayor: Tait - 2,527 Haldane - 1,263 Shebib - 26 Council: Reay - 2,171 Logins - 2,116 Parkinson - 2,034 Pearson - 1,870 Kasper - 1,847 Berger - 1,807 Bateman - 1,783 Phair - 1,430 Whiteson - 1,031 Hanson - 1,029 Referendum ques- tion: “Would you sup- port the District of Sooke working with the community to develop multi-use community centre facilities?” Votes for - 3,072 Votes against - 631 “Should the Dis- trict of Sooke join other muncipalities in renewing and stating its opposition to the expansion of oil tanker traffic through Coastal BC waters?” Votes for - 2,618 Votes against - 1,137 Classifieds A15 • 75 ¢ 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 268 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp. We love everything local Celebration! ...check inside ad for details *Dynamic Duos for only $27

Author: black-press

Post on 06-Apr-2016

251 views

Category:

Documents


4 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

November 19, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

TRANSCRIPT

  • OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

    250 642 6480

    310-2059KALTASIN ROAD OCEANFRONT $249,900

    18-7871 WEST COAST RD WEST COAST $149,900

    4498 RANNVIEG PLACE WEST COAST $599,000

    TOP FLOOR OCEANFRONT 2BEDROOM 2 BATH 1259 SF

    FULLY REMEDIATED COMPLEX UNOBSTRUCTED OCEANVIEWS

    6709 CHARLENE PLACE BROOMHILL $339,900

    SOLD COMPLIMENTARY

    MARKET EVALUATIONS

    CLASSIC WEST COAST HOME BREATHTAKING OCEANVIEWS 4/5 BEDOOM 2 BATH 3500 SF

    2.5 ACRE OCEANVIEW ESTATE

    NO PAD RENT OCEANFRONT PARK 2 BR 920SF

    STRATA PARK ONLY $50/MTH IMMACULATE ISIDE & OUT

    GREAT LOCATION

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    The votes came in pretty quickly for the mayoral and council candidates in Sooke on Saturday night.

    The cheers could be heard from the din-ing room at the Sooke Legion when the first results came in from the polling station shortly after the polls closed. Maja Tait hand-ily won the seat from her former councillor colleague Herb Hal-dane.

    The race was deemed to be a tight one and nerves were evident throughout the cam-paign, but the numbers told another story.

    Its pretty over-whelming, said Tait.

    Tait won 66 per cent of the votes, with Hal-dane running at 33 per cent. Distant in the pack was David Shebib with one per cent of the votes.

    Tait was acclaimed mayor with 2,527 votes to Haldanes 1,263. She-bib got 26 votes.

    Tait said winning wasnt about one per-son, it was about so many coming together.

    Joining Tait at the council table will be incumbents Bev Berger, Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson and Kerrie

    Reay. Ebony Logins will serve her first term as councillor and Brenda Parkinson will serve her second. Parkinson served on Sooke coun-cil from 2008-2011.

    Voter turnout stood at 41.5 per cent, slightly lower than the 2011 turnout at 41.9 per cent.

    When asked how she felt on Sunday morning, Tait said, Im pretty excited, its just sinking in. She said that with the incumbents elected there is support for the strategic plan and they will be looking at this. She said there was a lot done and now the ques-tion was how to start building on it.

    When talking about the questions on the ballot in regard to a community facility and opposition to increased tanker traffic, Tait said there was solid support on a community facility as well as a new prior-ity - the environment.

    She said the message here was to give more consideration to our environment.

    We live in a beauti-ful place and what the question reminded us of through discussion is how tourism is a good employer. We are well situated for that, said Tait.

    She wants to be able to connect with the

    people of Sooke and to put some importance on that.

    Team building is a big exercise, said Tait.

    We will pick up the reins and off we go - then set priori-

    ties. Now is the time to mend fences and build bridges. Council repre-sents the entire com-munity. Its over and here we are, she said.

    Tait said that Wen-dal Milnes endorse-

    ment helped as he was well-respected in the community. She said they originally came together on opposite sides and gradually as they grew up a little they met here.

    We formed a good relationship - thats what good leadership is about. I want to be true to that.

    When asked why she ran she said it was because Wendal Milne wasnt running again and she would have supported him.

    I served two terms and it was time to step forward.

    She said her job allows her to be flexible and the mayor needs to be out in the com-munity.

    Herb Haldane said after the election, I would like to thank those that helped me and supported me in this election. I will con-tinue my close friend-ship with Maja Tait and hope she can find the time to do the job. She is very capable but I do think that more time will be required to gov-ern efficiently.

    I will be focusing on other community activities and little gov-ernment at this time. I am confident that my services and knowl-edge will be missing at the table as I was very engaged and dedicated to a quality job as a councillor. I will main-tain my sense of duty and dedication to this great community as did many before me. Thank you.

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

    Black Press

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page A8

    Entertainment Page C1

    Sports/stats Page A17

    Letters Pages A13,14 B2

    40 pages in three sections

    7x2.5oliver katz

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Maja Tait voted in as new mayor of Sooke

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Maja Tait salutes her supporters and campaign team at the Legion after she was elected as the new mayor for the District of Sooke.

    Election details:

    Number of votes cast, 3,881.

    Voter turnout: 41.5 per centMayor:Tait - 2,527Haldane - 1,263Shebib - 26

    Council:Reay - 2,171Logins - 2,116Parkinson - 2,034Pearson - 1,870Kasper - 1,847Berger - 1,807Bateman - 1,783Phair - 1,430Whiteson - 1,031Hanson - 1,029

    Referendum ques-tion: Would you sup-port the District of Sooke working with the community to develop multi-use community centre facilities?

    Votes for - 3,072Votes against - 631

    Should the Dis-trict of Sooke join other muncipalities in renewing and stating its opposition to the expansion of oil tanker traffic through Coastal BC waters?

    Votes for - 2,618Votes against - 1,137

    Classifieds A15 75

    250.642.6361

    Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 268

    TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.

    Editorial Page A8

    Entertainment Page C1

    Sports/stats Page A17

    Letters Pages A13,14 B2

    40 pages in three sections

    Maja Tait voted in as new mayor of Sooke

    Weloveeverything

    localCelebration!

    ...check inside ad for details

    *DynamicDuos for only $27

  • There are still a num-ber of craft markets to attend, and they are:

    November 15-29Fibres on the Edge

    is ongoing at the South Shore Gallery until November 29. A nice collection of new work from members of Fibres & Beyond.

    Artists include: Linda Danielson, Gail Erick-son, Joy Garnett, Irm Houle, Phyllis Lysionek, Stephanie Saleem, Judy Seeley, Joan Taylor, Elizabeth Tanner, Jes-sie Taylor-Dodd, Isabel Tipton and Mary Wolfe.

    The South Shore Gal-lery is located at 2046 Otter Point Road, hours are Monday to Satur-day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    November 21-23All Sooke Arts &

    Crafts FairSooke Community

    Hall at 2037 Sheilds Road. One of the old-est, longest running art and craft Christmas fair on the Island. Art-ists from all corners of the region converge to sell their art and crafts. Friday, 1 to 8 p.m, Sat-urday and Sunday 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Free admission, donations to food bank gratefully accepted.

    November 29 Sooke Fall Fair

    Biggest Little Craft Fair at the Sooke Com-munity Hall from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.. Admission by

    donation to the Sooke Christmas Bureau.

    Christmas Bazaar10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St

    Rose of Lima Parish Hall, 2191 Townsend Rd.

    Crafts, seasonal bak-ing, pies, giftware, raffle, refreshments and door prizes. Free admission

    December 6TSou-ke Arts Group

    6th Annual Christmas Sale, 6221 Sooke Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drums, crafts, conces-sions, weaving, carv-ings, etc.

    A2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    This and ThaT

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Fibres on the Edge continues at the sout shore Gallery until november 29.

    A2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    SUPERSPECIALSSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPER

    Standing Cedars Acupuncture Standing Cedars Acupuncture ___________________________

    Private Sessions & Community Acupuncture Clinics ___________________________

    Appointments & walk ins welcome.

    www.standingcedars.ca 250-893-5621 202-6750 West Coast Rd.

    250-642-35961831 Maple Avenue S. Sooke, BC

    Open forDinner

    Tues - Satfrom 5:30 pm

    Licensed patio with views of Sooke Harbour

    GORDS FIREWOODSALES

    Fir Spruce Hemlock MixCut lengths of 14-16 or

    The wood is not seasoned,although it was cut 3-4 months ago

    Full cords delivered on fl at bed truck

    Mention this ad and receive $10 00 o One per household per week

    250 883 8837

    $195

    The most reliablenames in the TransportationIndustryrecruit usingLocalWork.ca

    1.855.678.7833

    Call Today For A Free

    Recruitment Advertising Quote

    Its Fall Garden Clean-Up Time!

    Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm2810 Ramsden Road (in the 3300 block of Otter Point Road, a block west of Sooke Business Park)

    Garden waste drop-off

    Soil & Mulches

    See our price list at:www.sookesoil.com

    Come see us for: Compost & Manure Decorative Rock Sand and Aggregates

    MARKHOUSTON

    SalesRepresentative

    Look who just moved to Sooke.

    3335C Oak St., Victoriawww.united oors.ca(250) 475-3811

    All contest proc

    eeds

    SOOKETACULAR DEALS

    HOLIDAY SEASON

    GROUP DINING DEALS WORTH CELEBRATING

    This Upcoming

    FOR ENQUIRIES CALL DAN OR NICKY - 778-425-0888

    OR EMAIL: [email protected]

    *exclusive of applicable taxes and gratuities. Minimum booking numbers may apply. Deals not available on 25th and 31st Dec

    STARTING AT

    $11 pp*

    www.westcoastgrill.ca

    Melo Hair Salon with stylist/owner MELISSA, stylist COLLEEN and

    Gel Nail Tech TRACY.We do Ear & Nose Piercing, Manicures & Pedicures

    Open Mon-Sat 778 350 6356#2 6631 Sooke Road

    2052 Otter Point RoadCome in and enjoy both stores.

    Eco-Dying WorkshopWednesday, November 26th

    at 6:30 pmCall us for details!

    250-642-65096852 West Coast Road

    Sooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.com

    Sales, Service & Parts for all Outboard and Sterndrives

    Book now for Winter Service

    Sutton West Coast Realty is proud to announce the addition of

    Lorenda Simms to the growing staff of quality full-time professionals.

    Lorenda has been a REALTOR for over nine years, with a background in Marketing, Property Management

    and Community Counselling. Providing expertise to listing to your needs and lead you

    through the Real Estate Process.Lorenda invites all her past clients

    and friends to contact her at her new home.

    250.479.3333 www.LorendaSimms.com

    Sutton West Coast Realty is proud to announce the addition of Lorenda Simms to the growing staff of quality

    full-time professionals. Lorenda has been a REALTOR for nearly

    nine years, with a background in Marketing, Property Management

    and Community Counselling. She is committed to providing expertise,

    listening to your needs and leading you through the Real Estate Process.

    Lorenda invites all her past clients and friends to contact her

    at her new home.

    250.479.333www.LorendaSimms.com

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A3

    Pirjo RaitsDaniel ChauvinSooke News Mirror

    The candidates who won in the District if Sooke municipal elec-tion were asked to make a few comments and they responded with the following statements, in no particular order.

    Some answers were in the form of an e-mail, others were stated on election night.

    Ebony Logins First time councillorThe love and sup-

    port Ive felt over the past few months is indescribable. You may know by now that Im always up for a good challenge. This will be a great term and more than anything, I look forward to sharing all I learn with youth in Sooke!

    I am pleased that both plebiscite ques-tions were passed with a Yes vote. By work-ing with an experienced team and excellent leader, I know we will accomplish many great things for the Sooke region. Thank you.

    Rick KasperIncumbentThe voters are

    always right. I want to

    congratulate everyone that ran. It was a great flushing out of ideas and public debate.

    I am excited for Sooke and especially for the youth. The new coun-cil will work together to work on various com-munity projects: road, trails and downtown core.

    One thing i guaran-tee: in four years peo-ple will not recognize the downtown core with sidewalks, bike trails and more.

    Thankyou!

    Bev BergerIncumbentI am extremely grate-

    ful to have the opportu-nity to serve on council for a third term.

    Sooke truly is a slice of paradise, I feel confi-dent that we have some solid plans in place to move our community forward.

    This council will be tasked with some tough decisions regarding our contracted services; we will have to look at what is financially best for our town.

    Going forward I would like to continue my work with the SEAPARC board. Rec-reation for all ages in an integral part of com-munity. I would also like to have the oppor-

    tunity to be a voice at the CRD board, Sooke only has one vote at the table and I feel that my experience has given me incite with how dynamic that group can be.

    I feel strongly that a diverse, experi-enced, and community minded council will succeed and I think we have that.

    Thank you.

    Kevin PearsonIncumbentThe results were

    interesting. The mes-sage Ive taken away is five of six from local

    government were returned. Herb is out and Wendal stepped out, the mesage is that Sooke is happy with the current directuon.

    Asked if he would do anything differently, he said he would be just a little more agile to change and take the cues and make the changes. He said he has no regrets stating that the first three years were a learning exer-cise.

    Hopefully Ive built on the experience Ive got.

    He said he did not regret not running for

    mayor, stating it was a personal choice for his personal life. I think Sookes chosen wisely, thats what democracy is all about.

    Kerrie ReayIncumbentI think it was a

    great response and Im pleased with how many got out to vote. Theres a message and I think its a great mes-sage. The community is not just looking for business, its looking for creativity and inno-vation.

    Would I do anything different?

    Theres always a les-son to be learned.

    What she said she learned was she wont be supporting motions on the fly because it mires council and delays decision mak-ing.

    If she has any regrets it is that she feels the last council did not do enough community consultation

    She feels more public forums are necessary.

    Brenda ParkinsonPrior councillorParkinson said she

    was a little disap-pointed that a couple of candidates didnt get in.

    I would have liked to see them in, she said. Itll be fine with whos there, well work together.

    Would she do any-thing different?

    We worked really hard on the campaign, we had a great team, support from family and friends. Im happy with the outcome and the work we did.

    No regrets, she said, Im happy I ran and made it, we had the perfect team.

    The new council will be sworn in on Decem-ber 1.

    7x3peoples

    4x3marlene arden

    CRAFT FAIRAll Sooke ArtS and

    Craft Christmas Fair this weekend at the Sooke Community Hall.

    ACCLAIMEDMike HiCkS wAS

    acclaimed earlier as regional Director for Juan de Fuca and will continue to serve the residents for the next four years.

    BLOOD DONOR CLINICs

    At Holy trinity Church, nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and nov. 20 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 1-888-236-6283 to give.

    PRO D DAYtHe kiDS Are out of

    school on november 20.

    DRIvERs BEwARE

    tHe DAyligHt HourS are minimal and people on the streets may be hard to see if they dont have reflective outerwear.

    PleASe keeP your eyes on the road and watch out for pedestrians. only five more weeks and itll start getting lighter!

    UpSooke

    ThumbsUp

    After the vote: Newly elected councillors respond

    Daniel Chauvin photo

    Herb Haldane met with his supporters and campaign team at Buffys after the election on November 15.

    to All tHoSe who ran for Sooke council, SD trustee or land use. its nice to know there are dedicated people willing to run for public office.

    school District trustees retain their seats

    There were six candidates who ran for School District 62 trustees.

    The incumbent trustees will be representing the Milnes Landing region for the next four years. They are: Margot Swinburnson, 2,271 votes; Rob-ert Phillips, 1,813 votes; and Neil Poirier with 1,748 votes.

    The three candidates who also ran were: Benula Larsen, 1,068 votes; Doris Gulmans, 976 votes and Russ Chipps, 766 votes.

    PeoPles Drug Mart... Where People Come First

    PeoPleFIRST

    Cedar Grove Centre I 250.642.2226Ron KumarPharmacist/owner

    DoNT FlUSH......your expired or unused medications down the toilet or throw into the

    garbage please. once or twice a year, I like to remind everyone to go through their medicine cabinet and check for any outdated medications.

    Most medications become less effective after the suggested expiration date, however there are a few that may become toxic. also it is a good idea not to take any prescription medication that was prescribed long ago... they may interact with medications that you may be using now. remember to think about the environment when disposing expired medications. tablets, capsules, and most liquids can be taken to your pharmacy to be destroyed properly.

    Make sure to take any tablets or capsules out of blisters before bringing them to the pharmacy... this helps with the disposal process.

    PeoPleS DRUG MART ...Where people come first.

    Did You Know? Well the election is overthe members of the community have spoken. I am not a very political person but I do have my views and of course there are people I support more than others. It will be nice to get all those signs down and see what the next 4 years brings us as a community! Remember you can always go to council meetings to stay on top of our changing community or go to www.sooke.ca and read the minutes from all meetingsbeing informed helps us become a stronger community as a whole.

    Buying or Selling call me!

    Living Sooke...

    Loving Sooke...

    Selling Sooke!

    250.642.6361

    www.sookelistings.com

    Brand new 3446sqft Oceanfront Estate w/spectacular views from

    all rooms capturing Vancouver Islands breathtaking beauty at its

    best! South facing 1 acre lot, loads of sunshine & a great micro-climate. Contemporary design with a warm & inviting feel, open

    concept living area is perfect for entertaining & leads out to a huge

    deck. Kitchen has quartz counters, elegant off-white shaker cabi-

    nets & top-of-the-line appliances. Breathtaking main floor Master

    Bedroom w/luxury ensuite. Downstairs is 2nd Master Bedroom

    perfect for guests or mom, plus 2 more Bedrooms & family area, all with amazing views. Quality custom built & located in master

    planned Lighthouse Point - a gated oceanfront development 20

    minutes West of Sooke. Price includes GST.

    Beautiful West Coast Oceanfront Living

    $1,098,000 MLS 340739

  • 11th Anniversary for Sookes Vital Vittles Lunches, Friday Nov 21, 2014

    On November 21, 2003 the first Vital Vit-tles meal was served in the basement of the old Holy Trinity Church to 25 guests. That first menu included soup and sandwiches, fruit and cupcakes, along with a variety of hot and cold beverages and an opportunity to meet for a while in a warm and safe place.

    It was initiated by a diverse group of citi-zens, Rev. Eerkes, Andy Carrier( the Pizza Man) Leo Myers, Lynda Rose, Bill (the sign maker) and a few others, who recognized that there was a need to serve a simple nutritious meal to those who might not otherwise have one, all provided for free and without question.

    We are thankful for those who brought the vision to life and faith-fully administered it. The many volunteers, past and present who have given their energy and skills, along with the Coordinators: Lynda Rose (2003-5), Shirley Roodbol (2005-12), Deacon Wally Eamer (2012-14), and Pam Day (2014- pres-ent) who have guided the program and con-tinued the Vision.

    The food is served without ceremony to about 60 guests each Friday. People are totally accepted here. It is a deliberately non-denominational event with an emphasis on serving a wide range of people, young and old, with compassion and human fellow-ship. The program was designed to embrace the whole community, pulling together differ-ent people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to meet one another. Guests and volunteers develop friendships and under-standing as a by-prod-uct of sharing a meal together.

    The menu has grown a bit over the years to provide a salad and a hot meal in addition to the soup and dessert, thanks to the support of our faithful and gen-erous donors, and our

    terrific dedicated group of volunteers.

    Right from its first year we have received great support from the whole community, especially from Andy the Pizza Man who provides salad fixings every week, and the special treat of piz-zas once a month. In addition we gratefully

    received ongoing sup-port of various kinds and are indebted to several anonymous donors, Sun River Com-munity Gardens, Mus-tard Seed Food Bank, Celtic Circle Sooke, MLA John Horgan, Rotary Club, TSou-ke Band, Village Foods, Western Foods, Vienna Bakery, Reading Room

    Cafe, CASA, Sooke Food Chi, The Sooke News Mirror and the Voice newsletter.

    We are thankful for this community of Sooke, and for the Par-ish of Holy Trinity who continues to support us by providing a warm and safe environment for Vital Vittles.

    Pam Day

    A4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    11 years of helping in Sooke

    File photo

    Volunteers for Vital Vittles gathered together for a photo back in 2010. The group of citizens came together to provide food for those who need it.

    A4 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    MondayPerfectionPasta

    ThursdayCoastalChicken

    FridaySinfulSeafood

    SundayChefsPotRoast

    JoinusforourWeLoveEverythingLocalCelebration!

    Fall comfort food with *DynamicDuos

    for only $27

    *includes your choice of salad or soup

    Call 250 642 3421 and please quote SHHCOMFORT code when

    making your reservationNow open Sundays for Brunch!

    1528 Whien Spit Road

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A5SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A5

    The Outdoor Guy: On birds and gratitude

    Michael Kedge photo

    Past, present, future

    Mayors from over the past 10 years were together at the celebration of the Sookes newest mayor Maja Tait.

    Janet Evans, right, served 12 years on council, six as mayor; Wendal Milne spent three years in the mayors chair and Maja Tait, left, will take the municipal reins on December 1.

    Being in the for-est inspires our imagination. It stimulates our senses and helps shake off depression and anxi-ety. Then again so does reading a good book like the Hunger Games or To Kill a Mock-ing Bird. Harper Lee had her Mocking Bird while Suzanne Collins

    who wrote the Hunger Games has the Mocking Jay. These birds don`t live around here. But as you explore the Cedar Grove, Roche Cove and Matheson Lake trails you may see or hear migrating ducks, such as red-breasted mergansers, Barrows golden-eye or buffle-heads. The only mock-ing you might hear is from your friends if you don`t bring some decent boots. It`s pretty wet through the Cedar Grove trail this time of year but worth it.

    There is a seem-ingly placid stillness at Cedar Grove but a sub-lime patient movement is unfolding. Nature is growing, slowly and happily here. Nature moves a little bit each day and some of the cedars have been

    expanding towards the horizon for last 500 years. The nuances of the West Coast weather have provided a spec-tacular combination of plants like mosses and lichen licorice and ferns to flourish through Cedar Grove.

    Listening to the for-est reminds me to not only open my ears and hope to hear the flute whistle of a western meadowlark but also to keep our hearts open. When our hearts are open and when were in that moment, you know the one, where you feel connected and the energy flows through you, its pretty special and you can feel that here.

    If you have time and a sense of wonder there is a vast sweep of nature at Roche Cove,

    10 minutes from Gil-lespie Road on the left. The crooked smile start of the trailhead is on the left side of the Gallop-ing Goose parking lot. From there its a mod-erate climb for about five minutes and then the trail flattens out. The trail is well marked but at one important junction its not. Stay right at the 1.5 km mark and the trail will start to ramble down to the Galloping Goose trail. From this access point you can take a right and be back at your car in about 45 minutes. If you go left, you can walk down the trail and meet up with the Matheson Lake Park, then this just turned into a two- hour adventure.

    As I walk through the forest I think back to what my teachers

    taught me; that the mockingbird and the mocking jay are the key metaphors in both the Hunger Games and To Kill a Mockingbird. The birds represent help-ing those who can`t help themselves. This is true, but to me, they represent freedom, music and nature. These three things Cedar Grove and places like this around Sooke offer up daily for free.

    Today isnt just another day its a gift and the appropriate response in receiving any gift is the feeling of gratefulness, my dogs are great teachers for this. They act as though today is their first and their last day.

    Ron Larson is the Outdoor Guy

    Allan Poole Tammi Dimock Tim Ayres Marlene Arden

    Completely Renovated & Updated Top floor. 2BR/2BA. Vaulted ceilings. In-suite laundry. New appliances, floors, Kitchen, bath plumbing, wiring, paint, and more! Complex undergone complete renovation. Imagine the pleasure of waking up to the sunrise or relaxing in the evening in your living room, soaking in the ocean vista. BBQ at the waterfront gazebo. Me-ticulously maintained. $289,900 MLS 341348

    2 Detached Townhouses! Starting at $299,000! Brand new, 2000sqft, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. Ready for occupancy, these beautiful homes have a unique floor plan, good sized yard, single garage, sunny patio and deck, stainless steel appliances, and a full New Home Warranty.

    See TimAyres.ca/126 for complete details, more pictures, and floor plans

    Once In A Lifetime Opportunity! Agricultural land at its finest with spectacular ocean views. House is set up high at the top of the property. All property is useable. Priced for quick sale. House needs TLC and updating but the suite and studio are well built and ready for busi-ness or extended family living. Land is ready for haying, livestock or growing veggies/fruit. Great southern exposure. $599,900 MLS 340138

    Tim Ayres Marlene Arden Tammi Dimock Allan Poole Lori Kersten

    Managing Broker

    Affordable Starter Attractive 3BR Rancher with big LR with cozy fireplace insert, wood floors, huge Kitchen w/new counters and cabinets, and inline dining area & glass sliders to sunny patio. Loads of upgrades including new roof (2012) and windows (2013). Private fenced yard perfect for kids and/or pets. Single Garage with plenty of storage and work space. Plenty of parking. Close to shops, bus route, and all amenities. Stop paying rent..... Call and ask. $289,900 MLS 344006

    6739 West Coast Rd. | www.rlpvictoria.com

    Capital Regional District

    Committee MeetingReview of Rough Draft Official Community PlanShirley Community Hall2795 Sheringham Point Road, Shirley, BCNovember 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.Public Welcome to AttendFor further information or to add your email to our contact list or to submit comments on the draft OCP, please email [email protected] or call 250.642.1500. We will send reminder notices of upcoming Citizens Committee meetings and events.

    Notice ofShirley-Jordan River Citizens Committee Official Community Plan Review

    JOHN VERNONSookes Real Estate Professional

    Sookes #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991*

    You showed your best and kindest in the successful sale of our home a really good effort and job! Its been a pleasure dealing with you! Thank you for your excellent work.

    J&C Schaffer

    www.johnvernon.com*Victoria Real Estate Board MLSe m a i l : J o h n @ J o h n V e r n o n . c o m

    JOHN VERNONB.A., C.H.A.

    250-642-5050camosun westside

    TESTIMONIAL #227

    PREC

    Call John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS - ALWAYS.

    PROFESSIONAL PAINTER & HANDYMANExpert House PaintingHouse Renovations - any sizeDrywall Installation/RepairLaminate Floor InstallationBuild/Fix Decks & Docks, Etc.Vinyl House Siding Cleaning

    Don Mills 250-507-7091

    30YEARS

    EXPERIENCE

    Were all about community.And coffee.And baking.

    Up Otter Point Rd. left on [email protected] 250-642-5635

    www.stickinthemud.ca

    Coffee House &Specialty Roaster

    Happy Hallowe en

    M-F 6-5 S&S 7:30-5

  • A6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORA6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Wild and Cultured: Musings from the GreenMan

    Disclaimer: this arti-cle is meant to provoke insight into the many uses and mysteries of the mushrooms that live among us. It is not an invitation to experi-ment into the potentially lethal ingestion of some of the mushrooms men-tioned. Consult with a experienced guide, and not merely a book or website when attempt-ing to identify species for consumption.

    Meaty, medici-nal, mysti-c a l m a d -dening mushrooms. The allure of the mush-room in our Southern Vancouver Island rain forest climes capti-vates our deepest ani-mal impulses.When on the hunt, the crazed mushroom eyes kick inthe body becomes enveloped by an extra-sensory perception of sorts. Perhaps it is an invisible whiff of a cloud of spores on the air that alerts us to our moss-concealed cous-ins of the Fungi King-dom. Whatever one may call it, this mush-room craze may be felt as a benign form of madness.

    Then againmaybe not. Some Viking war-riors of old would froth into a mad dog frenzy after reportedly con-suming a brew ofAma-nita Muscaria. Storm-ing battlefield in a wild fury, they were deemed invulnerable to attack. Hence the name, Beserkers, who would curdle the blood of the all-too-sober enemies of these insane warriors.

    On the other hand, this same species of mushroom also divined us the gifts and giver in Old St. Nick, or Santa Claus. This beloved jolly figure resembles the Amanita Muscaria, or Fly Aga-ric mushroom, both of whom are portly, jolly and brightly coloured in red and white. The mushrooms were dried and hung by the stock-ings near the fire place or on trees as orna-ments. This entheo-genic (generating the divine within) fungi is thought to have given rise to the sto-ries of flying reindeer, Christmas trees, magi-

    cal elves, and chim-ney sliding in relation to the partaking of the shroom.

    Deeper into this his-tory of the Fly Agaric we discover the magical worlds of the Siberian shaman who entered states of non-ordinary consciousness in order to promote healing, bal-ance and well being in the community. This

    sacred madness is bound deeply to the power-animal relation-ship that the shamans had with the reindeer, who incidentally loved to eat the mushrooms as well, leading them to prance and trance about wildly.On

    Dasher, on Dancer on Prancer on Vixen!!

    The kindred kind of the Amanita range from the scale of choice edible Amanita cae-sarea, to the not so subtle devastatingly poisonous Destroy-ing Angel and Death Cap.

    Know thy mush-rooms! a Delphic Ora-cle once whispered into the ears of an initiate in the hove-trodden woods of Pan and the Greenman. We may as well throw in know thy trees, as mush-rooms are often found in a symbiotic jive with chosen species of their arboreal cousins.

    On edibility, the mushroom is often said to have a meaty texture and umami taste: the taste bud sensation coined by the Japanese which is said to havea pleasant brothy or meaty taste with an enduring, mouthwatering and coating sensation over the tongue.

    Wild mushrooms transcend the tasty but domesticated and monoculturedAgaricus bisporusof the grocery store variety. Porto-bellos are merely over-sized versions of this same tame species.

    Both the scarcity and wildness of the choice edibles makes them a

    rare treat to the cul-tured palate and gut. Gastronomically speak-ing, Lions Mane, Chan-terelles, Cauliflower, Porcinis, Oysters, Lob-sters and Morels have no equal on the hum-drum shelves of the shop. These names may sound arcane to the uninitiated in the savoury flavours of fungi, but to those who have ever been tempted by even a mor-sel of the above, there is no turning back to the mundane world of white supermarket mushrooms.

    The wild chef pur-sues the delectable edi-ble with reverence and desire. It is this quest for the choice edible that leads the culinary artist to a special kind of madness.When com-bined with the fanatical devotion of the mush-room hunter, the frenzy gets upped a few more notches.

    Nest time: How mush-rooms may restore health and save the planet.Part 2.

    Part 1: The mushroom madness

    Daniel Chauvin photos

    The Amanita Muscaria, above, is considered poisonous and should not be eaten raw. Right, the Wooly chantrelle not a choice edible mush-room.

    7 days a week7am - 10pm

    LOGAN LANE OFF MURRAY RD.BEHIND VILLAGE FOOD MARKETS

    Winter Detailing Promo on ourComplete Wash and Shine Package

    Package includes full vacuum, shampoo, cleaning of vents, door jams, windows, tires and exterior vehicle wash & wax.

    NOVEMBER PROMO PRICESFor Small Medium & Large Vehicles

    $180 S $220 M $268 L

    20% OFF

    Regular Prices $225 S $275 M $335 L

    Offer valid from November 19 to 26

    Capital Regional District

    The Capital Regional District, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Fish and Wildlife Branch will be hosting an Open House in order for the public to review and provide comments on the Revised William Simmons Memorial Community Park Site Management Plan. The focus of the plan will be proposed enhancements to the park and access to Poirier Lake for recreational activities.

    Please attend to find out more about this exciting initiative and provide comments, or alternatively, you can review the plan and questionnaire on the Juan de Fuca Community Parks and Recreation website at www.crd.bc.ca/jdfparks and return comments to the Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building by mail to 3-7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1N1, by fax to 250.642.5274, or by email to [email protected] no later than December 12, 2014.

    Contact: Ron Hamilton, Manager or Emma Taylor, Planner JDF Parks and Recreation Local Area [email protected] [email protected]

    Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014Time: 3:00 7:00 pmWhere: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building

    Meeting Room - 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC

    Notice of Open HouseWilliam Simmons Community Park Management Plan (Otter Point)

    Q: I recenty lost my mother who was 74 and passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack. I am so happy that, even though she was too young, this is exactly the way she wanted to go. But even knowing this I am really struggling with her loss. Do you have any suggestions for reading, support groups etc.

    A: Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to do and although the stages of grief are similar everyone goes through them in their own time and their own way.

    After the cards are all open, the guests have gone and the flowers have faded, families are left with the difficult task of recovery in the weeks, months and years following a funeral.

    AfterCare is an important free service which we offer to assist the surviving loved ones with practical guidance, literature and emotional support anytime its needed. We can recommend reading material and put you in touch with support groups.

    The coming holiday season can be especially challenging and each year we hold a Candlelight Service. An informal, nondenominational service of music, readings and reflection for all ages. We encourage you to come and light a candle in tribute to the loved one you miss, and help fill eht room with the light and warmth of memories. This service will be held on Thursday, December 11th from 7 - 9 pm.

    If you have been left the responsibility of finalizing the estate, you may be surprised by the number of details requiring your attention. Struggling with these can cause extra stress. We can provide invaluable insight to help you in your duties.

    Please email me ([email protected]) your questions and/or concerns aboutanything and everything to do with before and after death procedures, legalities, traditions etc. and I will do my best to answer them.

    SANDS OFCOLWOODFUNERAL CHAPELBy Arbor Memorial

    Ask the Expert

    317 Goldstream Ave 250-478-3821

    Serving our Community for over 100 years

    Julie, SandsChapel Manager

  • Shirley Fire Pro-tection and Emer-gency Response Ser-vices Commission (SFP&ERSC) and Shir-ley Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) have reached an agree-ment with Al and Linda Morrison, who own the adjacent property to the Shirley Fire Hall, to lease a easement from them at a fair fee for a period of 30 years.

    It had to be an ease-ment, as the prov-ince views that leases of bare land over five

    years affect the original parcel of land (reducing the area available on a 10-acre parcel to below 10 acres... ).

    The area covered on the easement allows SVFD to have access from both Shering-ham Point Road and West Coast Road to the fire hall. This sec-ond access means that we are not as reliant on individuals at Shir-ley Community Hall parking in such a man-ner that we can get fire trucks out in the event

    of an emergency. The 2nd access also means it is much easier to get modern fire trucks into our rather cramped hall, said James Pow-ell in an email.

    In addition to pro-viding a second access to our hall, there is also an approximate 100 ft x 50 ft area which we can use for practices; such as vehicle extrication,

    and fire ground skills development. Without the support of com-munity members, SVFD would be unable to pro-vide fire protection to our community.

    SVFD and SFP&ERSC would like to thank Al and Linda for their generous contribution and support to the fire department.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A7

    Shirley recognizes the Morrisons

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Fond farewell

    Publisher Rod Sluggett says goodbye to Linea Thurlborn as she retires as a carrier for the Sooke News MIrror.

    Linnea delivered papers for 20 years.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A7

    Meet your Realtorhomehhohohomomomwelcome Real Estate& PropertyManagement

    Mike Williams

    Nancy Vieira

    Stacey Scharf

    Brendan Herlihy

    #26716 WEST COAST ROAD *CEDAR GROVE CENTRE* 250-642-3240www.pembertonholmes.com [email protected]

    Sue DanielsManaging Broker

    Michael Dick

    Clayton Morris

    Alannah Brenan

    FOR

    RENT

    JUST IMAGINE.Luxurious Oceanfront Condos & Townhouses

    Private Marina 30 Minutes to VictoriaWalk to Shops & Restaurants

    2 BED / 2 BATH starting at $399,900 ALANNAH BRENAN 250-516-7973

    2047 CALDWELL (UPPER SUITE) $1450 MONTHBeautiful, Executive home. 3 bdrms, large family room, hardwood oors, stainless steel appliances, separate laundry room, sunny deck, fenced back yard.

    www.staceyscharf.comSTACEY SCHARF PPTY MGR 250-889-5994

    AFFORDABLE LIVING CLOSE TO THE BEACH$19,900

    For RESULTS call me!www.isellsooke.ca

    MICHAEL DICK 250-642-6056

    $1,495,000 HOME DREAM HOME 1.65 ACRES SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT!

    Brand New Home! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. Low bank waterfront. Gourmet kitchen. Master suites on each oor. Double garage & detached garage with 1 bedroom suite above.

    BRENDAN HERLIHY 250-744-0944

    WANTING TO SELL YOUR HOME? CALL CLAYTON THEN

    SMILE AND SAY SOLD!CLAYTON MORRIS 250-686-9814

    $19,900For RESULTS call me!

    SOLD

    SOLD

    Camosun Westside 2042 Otter Point Rd.

    visit: OPENHOUSESVICTORIA.CA

    JOHN VERNON, PREC

    250-642-5050

    Photos: www.johnvernon.com

    www.sookehomes.com

    BRUCE & LINDA MACMILLAN

    250-642-4100

    Stunning ocean & mtn views. Sparkling 2006 custom 1896sf 3BR+den 3BA exec family home on private, lush, landscaped & treed 1.78ac. Awash in light thru abundance of windows enhanced by vaulted ceilings w/gleaming maple lam & tiled floors. Uplifting views over sparkling waters of Sooke Basin to Sooke Hills. Entertainment size LR w/gas FP opens thru French doors to 600sf view deck. DR w/3walls of view windows also opens to deck. Gourmet maple kit w/granite counters/brkfst bar & desk, pantry closet & stainless steel appliances. Laundry, 2pce BA & vaulted office/den. Up: skylit 4pce BA & 3BRs including the MBR suite w/walk-in closet & spa-like 5pce ensuite w/ocean view jet tub, separate shower & his/her sinks. Dbl garage, crawlspace, heat pump, electric forced air furnace + auxiliary generator. A must see! MLS #344158

    At the end of a dead end street with spectacular ocean views. Completely upgraded inside and out, this 2100 sq ft 3 bdrm, 2 bath house is perfect for full time or recreational use. Huge living, dining and kitchen area for informal comfortable living. Extensive decks in the front and rear of the house invite you outdoors. There is a private outdoor hot tub, fire pit, detached hobby/work shop, generator, and plenty of paved parking.Listed at $425,000

    STUNNING OCEAN VIEW EXECUTIVE FAMILY HOMECOUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST $589,900

    6110 COppER VIEW LANE

    One Of POrt renfrews best

    view PrOPerties.

    Otter Point VotersThanks for turning out in 2014

    Stay involved in Community Planning

    Call 250-642-1500 and ask to be put on the email list for meeting dates.

    Heather Phillips,Otter Point Land Use Committee Candidate

    THANKSfor your Support

    in the 2014 School Board Trustee Election.

    Margot Swinburnson

    Thanks! for your Support

    [email protected] by Kerrie Reay financial agent

    Kerrie Reay

  • A8 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORA8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROREDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 4-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

    How to reach us:

    Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767

    Rod Sluggett [email protected]

    Harla Eve [email protected]

    Pirjo Raits [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Rod SluggettJoan Gamache [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Harla Eve, [email protected] Sluggett

    General:

    Publisher:

    Office Manager:

    Reporter:

    Advertising:

    Circulation:

    Production Manager:

    Creative Services:

    Classifieds:

    Editor:

    Lets aid not hinder council

    The tribe has spoken.If you look at municipal politics as a reality

    show, then it becomes obvious that the majority of Sookies voted for a change and one person is in, one person is out. We now have our tribal council for the next four seasons.

    The election campaign, like Survivor, was full of maneuvering and gossip. Thinly veiled comments meant to make candidates look less than perfect. All meant to sway the rest of the tribe.

    First, no one is perfect. Each of the candidates for mayor came with their pros and cons. Each of them wanted to do the best for Sooke, at least in the way they saw as best, and they should be thanked for the time and effort they put in. It became about the difference in how they saw the community moving forward. Each had the same number of years at the council table and each made decisions at council that were not always favourable to some in the community. Their alliances and supporters rallied and came to the polls and voted in the person who they felt was the best for Sooke at this time. Thats politics. There were upsets all over the place in all the municipalities and that seems to reflect where people are - they want a change.

    But, its over and the best thing to do is respect the position and aid not hinder.

    Thanks should also be extended to those candidates who wont be taking a seat at the tribal council table. They were also running because they wanted to serve the community. Each of them had qualities and experience which would have been useful and appreciated. It is hoped that they will continue to be a part of the public that speaks out and shares their opinions from the other side of the gallery.

    Stay tuned for the premiere of Sookes new tribal council on December 1.

    ANOTHER VIEW

    B.C. Views

    The saddest manifestation of Brit-ish Columbias modern democracy has produced its judgment, with the election of school trustees for the next four years.

    There are still independent, com-munity-minded trustees, but mostly boards of education have become the neglected, exploited stepchild of B.C. politics.

    Teacher union locals and CUPE-dominated labour councils orga-nize candidate forums and ask most of the questions, often to former teachers holding and seeking school board seats. Unions finance the cam-paigns of those who pledge to act as a bullhorn for constant demands for more provincial money, and instruct their members to vote for what should be called the Conflict of Interest slate.

    This has been going on for so long in B.C. it is seen as normal. Trust-ees who most loudly plump for their union masters tend to win, thanks to low turnout. The public mostly doesnt give a damn, since school property tax authority was central-ized in Victoria many years ago, largely because of this special inter-est pressure.

    The classic case is in Coquitlam, where one could almost hear the theme from The Godfather as local CUPE boss Dave Ginter appeared before the board of edu-cation in February. He informed the elected trustees that their collective

    financial acumen wasnt up to his standards and some of them would have to go this fall.

    Obviously, the chore I have is to find new trustees, Ginter clarified in an interview with the Tri-City News as the unions candidate selection machine stirred to life.

    Ginter seems to have made them an offer they couldnt refuse on Sat-urday, with formerly union-blessed trustees turfed out in favour of a new group.

    Then theres Vancouver Island, where the 1970s survived, at least until Saturday night. Cowichan school board got itself fired by the province in 2012 for refusing to submit a balanced budget. Two of the trustees who think the job is to flout the balanced budget rule and instead demand a needs budget ran again.

    They were joined on a slate by two others who apparently still believe the answer to every prob-lem is to shout for more govern-ment funding. They didnt get in, as voters appear to have been unimpressed by seeing their school board replaced by a provincially-appointed manager for two years.

    That brings up a modest pro-posal. How about an appointed trusteefor each of the60 schooldis-tricts? School boards have lost authority over taxation, curriculum (another area of constant union social engineering pressure) and now labour relations. Do we really need them any more?

    After the 2013 B.C. election, the Christy Clark government wasted no time taking control of union bar-gaining on behalf of school districts. Trustees were pushed out of the bargaining agency, no longer trusted to represent taxpayers for that duty either.

    The puppet role of some school trustees was evident in the recent teacher strike. When the province opted to pay parents for the disrup-tion, there was a chorus of protest from those supposedly elected to represent the interests of parents and taxpayers.

    School tax rates are now set by cabinet order, and the B.C. Liberal government is considering a move to regulate local industrial taxes. (This would presumably be to keep union-influenced municipalities from trying to get too many golden eggs from those liquefied natural gas plants.)

    Would Education Minister Peter Fassbender and his team continue their remake by amalgamating or eliminating school boards? Not likely.

    With a rare teacher settlement in place, trustees will have less incen-tive to grandstand. And their meet-ings may become something more thanunion beef sessions.

    Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter

    and columnist for Black Press news-papers. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

    What to do with school boards?

    OUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOON

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A9

    BAKERYBaked Fresh Daily

    BAKERY

    White ChocolateMacadamia Nut

    Cookies12's .............................349Chocolate

    CreamRoll660g ...........................499159

    French

    Breadea

    ea

    ea

    Western Foods

    PestoFoccacia454g ...........................329

    ea

    Greek

    Pita4's ...............................259

    454g

    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 NOVEMBER 19 THRU NOVEMBER 25, 2014

    Go Greenuseuseuseuseuse

    WesternFoodsCloth Bags

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

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    DELIHealthy Choices In Our

    DELI

    Sesmark

    Crackers................................. 349

    Chicken Drumettes12's ............................649

    129/100g

    /100g ea

    ea

    /100g

    ea

    99/lb

    999Nabob Tradition Medium Roast

    Coffee930g

    ea

    Unico

    Tomatoes796 mL All Varieties

    99

    317Pork ButtRoast 6.99/kg

    B.C. Hot House

    Tomatoes2.18/kg

    /lb

    Assorted

    ChickenCordons.....................................379

    Wild Rice and Blueberry

    Salad....................................129SpinachDip...............................99

    Creamy

    BlueCheese..................................249

    111112929292929292929292929/100g/100g179Regular

    RoastBeef

    /100gea

    /100g

    /100g

    /100g

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A11A10 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    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

    PRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCE

    Mexican

    Tomatillos

    149

    California

    BunchSpinach

    2/300

    B.C. Grown

    SpartanApples

    2/400B.C. Grown

    Gold DustPotatoes

    59

    B.C. Grown

    Carrots

    2/600

    Mexican

    GreenOnions

    2/100

    Skippy

    PeanutButter 2 Varieties2/700

    Mini Cans

    CocaCola2/500

    Old Dutch Arriba Flavoured

    TortillaChips

    Maple Leaf

    RegularTop Dogs450g................................449

    Maple Leaf

    BBQTop Dogs450g .......................................449

    Schneider's

    RegularBacon375g .....................................689

    Schneider's

    Thick CutBacon375g ..........................................689

    ea

    B.C. Hot House

    Tomatoes2.18/kg

    Miss Vickies XL

    PotatoChips2/600

    ea 299599 /100g /lb

    Fresh

    Pork ButtSteaks7.99/kg ..............................362

    Fresh

    Ground Pork7.99/kg ...................................362

    Fresh

    Oysters

    Betty Crocker Hamburger or

    Tuna Helper170-240g All Varieties

    349

    170g

    Fresh

    Beef Liver6.99/kg ...................................317

    Fresh

    BeefKidney4.49/kg ......................................204

    ea

    Pork ButtRoast 6.99/kg 317

    4/500

    2/400

    159

    Florida Large

    EuroGrapefruit

    2/300

    99

    Western Foods White or 60% WW

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

    Maxwell HouseCaf International

    Coffee

    125-283g All Varieties ...369Smartfood

    White CheddarPopcorn220g ......................

    2/600Heinz

    PicklingVinegar4L ...............................389

    Cat's Pride

    Cat Litter

    9.52 kg 2 Varieties .1199Cascade Liquidgel

    DishwasherDetergent1.36L ...........................359

    Hot Kids

    Rice Crisps

    100g All Varieties .........199

    Dempster'sHealthy WayBread500-600g All Varieties ..279Silver Hills

    Flax Bread

    615g ...........................299

    Kellogg's

    Just RightCereal475g ..........................349

    Charmin Double Roll

    BathroomTissue8's ........................

    2/900Classico

    PestoSauce218 mL ........................349

    Burton's

    DigestiveCookies400g ...........................199

    Bounty Prints

    PaperTowels...................................229

    Heinz

    TomatoJuice750 ML .......................179

    Iam's

    DogFood374g All Varieties ........119

    Bounce

    Fabric SoftenerSheets70-80's All Varieties ......399

    M&MPlain or Peanut

    Candy200g All Varieties ........289

    Farkay Steam Fried or Chow MeinNoodles397g ......................

    2/400

    Organic

    Fuji Apples

    San Domenico

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil1L ................................599

    Pam

    Coconut Cooking Oil Spray113g ............................429French's Squeeze

    PreparedMustard225 mL ...........................129La Molisana

    BlackOlives398 mL ........................139

    ea

    /lb

    Twinings

    TeaBags

    329

    /lb

    HassAvocados............................................99

    Medium YellowOnions64/kg ..................................29

    Iam's

    PateCat Food156g All Varieties .....89

    Kellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCereal 440g

    California

    Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    289

    /lb

    129

    /lb /lb

    Shake 'N Bake

    Coating Mix

    2/400

    8 oz

    750g

    ea

    ea

    Previously Frozen

    SockeyeFillets

    2/400

    999

    BULKFOODS Munchie

    Mix .......................................79/100g WholeAlmonds ..........................179/100gChocolateBridgeMix .............99/100g PittedWhole Prunes .............119/100g

    Nabob Tradition Medium Roast

    Coffee930g

    Mexican

    2 lbs

    ea113-192gAll Varieties

    ea

    /lb

    /lb

    ea

    Organic

    Lemons

    2/800

    Money's Sliced

    Mushrooms

    99

    455 mLAll Varieties

    ea

    Unico

    Tomatoes796 mL All Varieties

    260gAll Varieties

    Fresh

    WholeTrout

    3 lbs

    Capri

    CanolaOil 3L All Varieties

    499 2/600

    475 mLAll Varieties

    Skippy

    PeanutButter 2/

    750g

    Capri

    CanolaOil

    44444

    Capri

    CanolaOil

    4444444

    Betty Crocker Hamburger or

    Tuna Helper170-240g All Varieties

    2/2/2/2/2/2/2/260g260g260g260g

    20'sAll Varieties

    220gAll Varieties

    284 mL

    ea

    ea

    ea

    5 lbs

    Kraft

    BBQSauce

    219

    ea

    ea

    eaea

    Washington

    /lb

    2.84/kg

    99eaea +dep

    ea

    ea

    Family Pack

    ea

    Kellogg'sKellogg's

    33

    Kellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesKellogg'sKellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesCerealRice Krispies

    ea

    6x222 mLAll Varieties

    Admirals Flaked

    LightTuna

    99ea

    ea

    Pepsi Cola6x710 mL or12x355 mL

    3/1000+dep

    Coconut Cooking NEW

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea+dep

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    /100g

    /lb

    3.28/kg

    /lb

    1.30/kg

    ea

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A11A10 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    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

    PRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCEPRODUCE

    Mexican

    Tomatillos

    149

    California

    BunchSpinach

    2/300

    B.C. Grown

    SpartanApples

    2/400B.C. Grown

    Gold DustPotatoes

    59

    B.C. Grown

    Carrots

    2/600

    Mexican

    GreenOnions

    2/100

    Skippy

    PeanutButter 2 Varieties2/700

    Mini Cans

    CocaCola2/500

    Old Dutch Arriba Flavoured

    TortillaChips

    Maple Leaf

    RegularTop Dogs450g................................449

    Maple Leaf

    BBQTop Dogs450g .......................................449

    Schneider's

    RegularBacon375g .....................................689

    Schneider's

    Thick CutBacon375g ..........................................689

    ea

    B.C. Hot House

    Tomatoes2.18/kg

    Miss Vickies XL

    PotatoChips2/600

    ea 299599 /100g /lb

    Fresh

    Pork ButtSteaks7.99/kg ..............................362

    Fresh

    Ground Pork7.99/kg ...................................362

    Fresh

    Oysters

    Betty Crocker Hamburger or

    Tuna Helper170-240g All Varieties

    349

    170g

    Fresh

    Beef Liver6.99/kg ...................................317

    Fresh

    BeefKidney4.49/kg ......................................204

    ea

    Pork ButtRoast 6.99/kg 317

    4/500

    2/400

    159

    Florida Large

    EuroGrapefruit

    2/300

    99

    Western Foods White or 60% WW

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

    Maxwell HouseCaf International

    Coffee

    125-283g All Varieties ...369Smartfood

    White CheddarPopcorn220g ......................

    2/600Heinz

    PicklingVinegar4L ...............................389

    Cat's Pride

    Cat Litter

    9.52 kg 2 Varieties .1199Cascade Liquidgel

    DishwasherDetergent1.36L ...........................359

    Hot Kids

    Rice Crisps

    100g All Varieties .........199

    Dempster'sHealthy WayBread500-600g All Varieties ..279Silver Hills

    Flax Bread

    615g ...........................299

    Kellogg's

    Just RightCereal475g ..........................349

    Charmin Double Roll

    BathroomTissue8's ........................

    2/900Classico

    PestoSauce218 mL ........................349

    Burton's

    DigestiveCookies400g ...........................199

    Bounty Prints

    PaperTowels...................................229

    Heinz

    TomatoJuice750 ML .......................179

    Iam's

    DogFood374g All Varieties ........119

    Bounce

    Fabric SoftenerSheets70-80's All Varieties ......399

    M&MPlain or Peanut

    Candy200g All Varieties ........289

    Farkay Steam Fried or Chow MeinNoodles397g ......................

    2/400

    Organic

    Fuji Apples

    San Domenico

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil1L ................................599

    Pam

    Coconut Cooking Oil Spray113g ............................429French's Squeeze

    PreparedMustard225 mL ...........................129La Molisana

    BlackOlives398 mL ........................139

    ea

    /lb

    Twinings

    TeaBags

    329

    /lb

    HassAvocados............................................99

    Medium YellowOnions64/kg ..................................29

    Iam's

    PateCat Food156g All Varieties .....89

    Kellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCereal 440g

    California

    Kraft Pourable

    SaladDressings

    289

    /lb

    129

    /lb /lb

    Shake 'N Bake

    Coating Mix

    2/400

    8 oz

    750g

    ea

    ea

    Previously Frozen

    SockeyeFillets

    2/400

    999

    BULKFOODS Munchie

    Mix .......................................79/100g WholeAlmonds ..........................179/100gChocolateBridgeMix .............99/100g PittedWhole Prunes .............119/100g

    Nabob Tradition Medium Roast

    Coffee930g

    Mexican

    2 lbs

    ea113-192gAll Varieties

    ea

    /lb

    /lb

    ea

    Organic

    Lemons

    2/800

    Money's Sliced

    Mushrooms

    99

    455 mLAll Varieties

    ea

    Unico

    Tomatoes796 mL All Varieties

    260gAll Varieties

    Fresh

    WholeTrout

    3 lbs

    Capri

    CanolaOil 3L All Varieties

    499 2/600

    475 mLAll Varieties

    Skippy

    PeanutButter 2/

    750g

    Capri

    CanolaOil

    44444

    Capri

    CanolaOil

    4444444

    Betty Crocker Hamburger or

    Tuna Helper170-240g All Varieties

    2/2/2/2/2/2/2/260g260g260g260g

    20'sAll Varieties

    220gAll Varieties

    284 mL

    ea

    ea

    ea

    5 lbs

    Kraft

    BBQSauce

    219

    ea

    ea

    eaea

    Washington

    /lb

    2.84/kg

    99eaea +dep

    ea

    ea

    Family Pack

    ea

    Kellogg'sKellogg's

    33

    Kellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesKellogg'sKellogg's

    Rice KrispiesCerealRice KrispiesCerealRice Krispies

    ea

    6x222 mLAll Varieties

    Admirals Flaked

    LightTuna

    99ea

    ea

    Pepsi Cola6x710 mL or12x355 mL

    3/1000+dep

    Coconut Cooking NEW

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea+dep

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    /100g

    /lb

    3.28/kg

    /lb

    1.30/kg

    ea

  • A12 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Your Community Food Store

    DAIRYRemember Your Calcium

    DAIRY

    AD PRICES IN EFFECT NOVEMBER 19 THRU NOVEMBER 25, 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

    For Your Healthy Lifestyle

    NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS

    Island Farms

    ChocolateMilk4L ...............................599Becel Soft

    MargarineAll Varieties

    680-907g ...................569

    Red Bull

    EnergyDrink4x250 mL .................699Blue Diamond

    Fresh Almond Breeze1.89L ........................369

    YogiTea's

    16's All Varieties ............299Happy Water

    1L ....................2/300

    Frog FriendlyWild Coffee454g ...............1099

    Kraft

    CheeseShreds180g All Varieties .......399

    ea

    ea

    Island Farms

    CreamCheese500g ...............................

    449

    Barbara's BakeryPuf nsCereal285-312g ................449

    Island Farms

    CottageCheese750g 2 Varieties

    499FROZENFROZENQuality and Convenience McCain Extra Crispy

    FrenchFries650g All Varieties .........339Bassili

    Quickie Meals250g All Varieties ....99

    Wong Wing

    OrientalEntres400g All Varieties ........439

    Snowcrest

    Blueberries orStrawberries1.5 kg .........................899

    Wild PlanetSkip JackTuna142g .......................279DrySodas

    355 mL ............2/300

    Lundberg Non GMORiceChips170g ...............

    2/500

    ORGANICQuality and Convenience

    Nunweiler's Organic Buckwheat or Buttermilk

    Pancake Mix1 kg ...........................................................................649Earth's Choice Organic

    Coconut Milk400 mL .............................................................

    2/400ea

    Nuts To You Organic

    Sesame Tahini500g .........................................................................599Omega Nutrition Organic

    Apple Cider Vinegar946 mL .....................................................................449

    Paci c Organic

    Almond Beverage946 mL .............................................................

    2/500

    GLUTEN FREEOPTIONS

    NATURALFROZEN

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    Minute Maid

    OrangeJuice295 mLAll Varieties

    Blue Monkey

    CoconutWater520 mL

    649

    Bremner's Frozen

    OrganicFruit

    300g ......279

    Sol Cuisine

    Veggie BreakfastPatties228g .........................329

    4/500+dep

    Annie's Gluten Free

    BunnyCookies

    191g ..................399Tutti Gourmet

    Biscotti

    180g ...............................429

    ea

    2/300

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    CottageCottageCottageCottage

    ea

    ea

    ea

    +dep

    ea

    ea ea

    Tutti Gourmet

    Biscotti

    180g180g

    ea

    OrangeOrange

    Blue MonkeyBlue MonkeyBlue MonkeyBlue MonkeyBlue Monkey+dep

    ea

    ea

    +dep

    4949

    Santa Cruz

    OrganicAppleJuice2.84L

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A13SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A13

    The right to endorse

    I have been reading with dismay the efforts by certain individu-als to discredit Mayor Wendel Milne and Councillor Maja Tait for the mayors decision to support Councillor Tait for mayor in this election. It is common practice for an outgo-ing mayor to publicly support his/her choice for the new mayor. In fact, I was surprised three years ago when outgoing Mayor Janet Evans did not put her support behind either candidate.

    As anyone who fol-lows local news knows, I levelled a lot of criti-cism towards Mayor Milne and council dur-ing the first two years of the current term, and in my opinion it was mostly deserved. However, I believe Mayor Milne has tried to do the right thing during his last year as mayor, and we indeed have received some needed infrastructure upgrades this year.

    I think it is grossly unfair to discredit Mayor Milne and Coun-cillor Tait for purely political reasons. I per-sonally support Mayor Milnes decision to pub-licly declare his choice for Councillor Tait, and would support the right of Mayor Milne to publicly make this deci-sion no matter which candidate he chose.

    Tom MyrickSooke

    Find a solution to tanker traffic

    On November 12, Awareness Film Night screened the excellent film Stand in which the pristine wilderness of B.C.s West Coast was shown. The film presented the argu-ment that we need to prevent super tankers carrying diluted bitu-men (dilbit) from trav-eling along the coast, as an oil spill would cause irreparable damage to the area and to the live-lihoods and culture of

    the people living along the coast.

    There was also a plebiscite on our municipal ballot to vote against more super tanker traffic along the B.C. coast.

    It is easy to say no, not in my backyard, but it does not solve the problem. Globally, there is a real, genuine need for oil over the next 50 years and more. The current glut of oil supply on the market is a very short-term phenomenon and in the medium and long-term as Middle East and other accessible reserves dwindle, oil from the tar sands will be more cost-effective

    and can be much more environmentally safe than alternatives such as drilling in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. In the short-term burn-ing oil for energy is less environmentally dam-aging than coal and as alternative energy sources take over, oil will still be needed for making the many other products derived from it.

    It is time to take a stand, and stop the raping of our natural resources for the fur-ther enrichment of a few shareholders and the benefit of foreign countries. It is obvi-ous that the Northern Gateway pipeline built

    and operated by a pri-vate company, will not benefit anybody out-side of the corporation and will be inherently a high risk to the environ-ment.

    It is time to develop and present alterna-tives that meet the demand for oil while minimizing environ-mental risk and ben-efiting the people of Canada and the rest of the world. One alterna-tive would be to utilize a Crown corporation to refine the bitumen where it is produced, in accordance with strict environmental stan-dards, thus eliminating the risk of transporting highly corrosive, toxic dilbit. Secondly, find an alternative route and port and have a Crown corporation build and operate a pipeline that will minimize the risk to the environment.

    Isnt it time to stand up and promote a solu-tion rather than simply fight against the only bad alternative pre-sented to us?

    Don BrownSooke

    We asked: Are you satisfied with the results of the election for Sooke mayor and council?

    Yes, I am satisfied with the results.

    Emily Winder Sooke

    Yes, I am very happy.

    Jude BaileySooke

    The people have spoken. I believe it is a positive

    development for Sooke and I am looking forward to the next four years to see how our town

    will flourish.

    Phillip CoeSooke

    I think it is a very good thing for Sooke, for the youth and to move

    ahead for future generations.

    Istvan MolnarSooke

    letters

    Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail [email protected] newsmirror.com

    Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information.

    LettersContd on page A14

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Lest we ForgetVeteran Bruce Ferguson along with cadet Jane eccleston laid a wreath on remembrance Day in honour of the Merchant Navy. the ceremonies at the royal Canadian legion were very well attended.

    Sooke Real Estate

    Your Sooke Specialist

    For the friendly, professional

    service you want and the

    results you need put Michaels

    experience to work for you.

    Serving Sooke since 1985.

    Theres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.com

  • A14 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORA14 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, november 19, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Dispose of carcass properly

    On November 15 at approximately 9 a.m. I was walking my dogs up Tregear Road when I noticed one of my dogs pawing and acting kind of funny at some-thing. I went and had a look and to my sur-prise and disgust, there was a deer that had been shot, gutted and skinned laying there in broad view. Whoever did this is very cruel and ignorant for doing this to such a innocent animal.

    On top of leaving this animal exposed, they cut off his skinned hind leg and propped it up against a rock and they also took the horns off of this animal. This is not a dumping grounds for this type of behav-iour. There are certain places to take this and dispose of it properly.

    What a waste of a good animal. At least you could of kept it at home, hung it up prop-erly and donated the good meat to the food bank, if all you wanted from this animal was its horns. Im sure the food bank could of put the meat to good use as they do have freez-ers and fridges to store meat in.

    This has been done quite recently as there are no animal bite marks or turkey vulture marks present.

    When I saw this, I notified our new neigh-bours, she told me that her dog found it also maybe a day or two ago. This is very dis-gusting, unsanitary, and unhealthy for peo-ple to see.

    What sick demented person would do this? Someone who doesnt give a damn of where they dump their dead animals. How would you like it if I and every-body else from Sooke came and dumped our dead animals on your property? Guess it wouldnt bother you as you dont seem to care as to where you dump your dead animals. Have some respect for other peoples prop-erty.

    I couldnt figure out what this horrible smell was until I saw this ani-mal on November 15.

    C.J MalooneySooke

    In our own backyard

    Id like to respond to some of the con-cerns expressed in Don Browns thoughtful let-ter on oil, super tankers and the risks inherent in oil as fuel.

    China is leading the world in the develop-ment of sustainable energy. If Canada does not increase the amount of oil it is supplying to China, the Chinese, while still being able to sustain their current usage, would naturally be more inclined to put energy and money into fast-tracking develop-ment of their sustain-able energy industries, to all of our benefit.

    Continuing to extract and transport tar sands or any other oil or frack LNG, on the other hand, is putting some of the most basic con-ditions for human (and all species) survival on the planet at risk.

    In the current issue of New International-ist (newint.org), focus-ing on Big Oil RIP? in an article titled Big Oils looming bubble, the writer quotes an article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, inter-national business edi-tor of Britains conser-vative Daily Telegram, as saying, staggering gains in solar power - and soon battery stor-age as well - (threaten) to undercut the oil industry with lightning speed. My guess is that the world energy land-scape will already look radically different in the early 2020s (six or eight years). (italics mine). In a subsequent article he wrote that the oil industry is living on borrowed time.

    In September of this year the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the kingpins of the Oil Era, announced that it was divesting from fossil fuels. If, as this infor-mation suggests, fossil fuels, in fact, are living on borrowed time, per-haps we should con-centrate our efforts not on making reforms to oil extraction pro-cesses that, however one looks at them, are still creating or poten-tially creating huge ecological disasters. Rather, let us put tax dollars and create jobs in the fields of sustain-able energy develop-ment and lowering our energy footprint.

    Right here in our own backyard would be just fine.

    Jo PhillipsOtter Point

    Question on polling station

    To the election offi-cials and local newspa-pers:

    When I voted in the Nov. 15 Sooke election, I was surprised to see that the voting booths were paired, permitting consultation between individuals in neigh-bouring seats.

    I believe this was improper and in clear violation of the BC Local Government Act, Section 120 (1), which

    reads: While an elec-tor is in a voting com-partment to mark a ballot, no other person may observe or be in a position to observe the ballot being marked.

    I believe that the secret ballot is one of the foundations of mod-ern democracy. How can Canada so strongly urge other countries to adopt fair democratic procedures when we do not follow them everywhere ourselves?

    I trust that the vot-ers of Sooke resisted the temptation to influ-ence their neighbours or examine their ballots before submission, but I do not see how we can be sure this never hap-pened.

    I do not want to cause trouble and hope no person will try to legally challenge the results of the elec-tion. Personally I was pleased with these results and believe they are correct, but I would like to suggest than in future the proper pro-cedures be followed.

    Doug WilsonSooke

    Roundabout woes

    Once again, I am amazed at the way in which a crazy idea can magically become won-derful. Here we have the out-going mayor, and presumably most,

    if not all the previous council, and the Minis-ter of Transportation, waxing poetic about the approval of a new roundabout on Sooke Road across from the entrance to Evergreen Mall. A while back, I wrote about the folly of spending $2 million

    for the new connector that goes from nowhere to nowhere, but this roundabout project is much goofier. With the cost of land purchases included this little bit of curvature in the road will cost taxpayers

    Contd from page A13 letters

    Contd on page B2

    Gutter CleaninG repair Gutter Guard

    Carpet CleaninG roof de-mossinG

    win

    do

    ws pressu

    re wa

    sh

    pain

    tinG

    reno

    vatinG

    Painting,Renovating

    Since 1969

    Sooke to Sidney

    380-2662

    VISIT US AT JORDANS.CA

    882 Langford Parkway | 250.478.2989MON-SAT 9AM-5:30PM SUN 12PM-5PM

    ROOM SIZEROLL ENDS$99

    ALLAREA RUGS50%-70%OFFINVENTORY BLOWOUT SALE

    CARPE

    TCU

    SHIO

    N F

    LOO

    R

    HA

    RD

    WO

    OD

    AREA

    RU

    GS

    LANGFORD STORE ONLY NOW EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30TH, 2014

    $299/SF

    $299/SF $449/SF

    $.99/SF

    SULTANO RUGS

    SUPER LUXURIOUS 90 OZ CARPETWONDERFUL DESIGNER COLOURS

    BRUSHED ASH ENGINEERED HARDWOODWIDE WIDTH LONG PLANKS

    ARMSTRONG CUSHION FLOORSGREAT SLATE LOOKS

    BRUSHED RED OAK ONLYREDAL WOOD AT LAMINATE PRICES

    8X11 $745005X8 $350004X6 $ 19000

    50% OFF

    PLACE AND GO - LUXURY VINYL PLANK

    REG $8.99

    10 colors Reg. $5.00 sf Now $329 /SF

    $$ OFF OFFDOOR CRASHER SPECIALS

    50% - 70% 0FF

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, november 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A15Sooke News Mirror Wed, Nov 19, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A15

    We are saddened to announce the passing of Walter Bohn, the Patriarch of his still growing family.

    Born in the North Sea Island in Wyk auf Fohr, Germany, in1931; Walter immigrated to Canada in 1953 with his young family, first settling in Port Arthur, Ontario, and later to

    Vancouver Island to be close to beaches and the sea that he so loved.

    Walter was a hard and diligent worker, providing for his family through his sheet metal shop & heating company. He had a strong work ethic but also knew the importance of family and being with his children. Many summer weekends were spent on the shores of Northern Ontario lakes, and many evenings wrestling with his kids on the kitchen floor.

    Fishing and hunting were a passion as well as sailing on Lake Superior while they lived in Thunder Bay. He enjoyed salmon fishing and became known for his skill in smoking fish.

    Beloved husband, Papa, and Opa, Walter is survived by Gertrud, his wife of 62 years; 8 children: Inga (Rick), Ina (John), Rene (Ed), Ellen, Louise (Tom), Walter (Michelle), Joanne (Howard), Erika (Robert). He also leaves 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Walter Bohn

    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    IRCRAFT FA S

    CHRISTMASVintage Retro &

    Collectible Show & SaleSunday, Nov. 23rd,

    9:30am - 4:00pm, $4Early Birds @ 8:30am, $20

    Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney.

    Meet over 85 retro & collectible enthusiasts at

    this 120 table sale. Free parking; children free

    with adult. http://josiejones.shawwebspace.caContact Josie at 250-744-1807 or

    [email protected]

    COMING EVENTS

    DEATHS

    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    COMING EVENTS

    SOOKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

    AGMDEC. 9, 7PMDINING ROOM

    SOOKE COMMUNITY HALL

    SOOKE GARDEN CLUBAGM &

    CHRISTMAS SOCIALNOV. 26., 7:00PMST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH

    MEMBERSHIP $15.00

    SOOKE SENIOR BUS

    MATTICKS FARM Wed., Nov.26

    Pick up 9am $10 Hall 9:30am. $8

    Contact Iris 250-642-6209

    YOU ARE Welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting in Sooke, Hospice Society , Thursday Nov. 27th at 5:30pm. 6669 Goodmere Rd.

    INFORMATION

    Advertise in the 2015 - 2017

    BC FreshwaterFishing Regulations

    SynopsisPlease call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 or email: [email protected]

    CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661.SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, 1585 ONeill Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T5. 250-642-2184.

    DEATHS

    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    INFORMATION

    DID YOU KNOW? BBB pro-vides complaint resolution ser-vices for all businesses and their customers. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Busi-ness Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at

    www.blackpress.ca.You can also go to

    http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2014 BBB

    Accredited Business Directory

    SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215.

    TURN YOUR REFUND into a Donation to the Sooke Food Bank at the Sooke Bottle De-pot. Also accepting cash and non perishable food items.

    PERSONALS

    MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real peo-ple like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and con-nect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-712-9851.

    LOST AND FOUND

    LOST: KEYS on Thursday Oct. 30th @ Lazy Gecko.Please call 250-642-1866

    TRAVEL

    TIMESHARE

    CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Pay-ments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Con-sultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

    TRAVEL

    RV LOT Rentals $8.95 a day. 362 days of sunshine, pets, events, classes, entertain-ment. Reserve by 11/01/2014. www.hemetrvresort.com or call: 1-800-926-5593.

    CHILDREN

    DAYCARE CENTERS

    HILLTOP FRIENDSLICENSED

    FAMILY DAYCAREHas full-time spot ,Available for Dec. 1st

    Monday - Friday7am-5pm

    Located in the Westshorejust off Sooke Rd Monday -Friday. Call Chrissie @ 778-433-2056

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

    GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full de-tails call now 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.tcvend.com

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    MEDICAL Transcriptionists needed! Employers seeking over 200 additional CanScribe graduates. Student loans available. Income-tax receipts issued. Start training today. Work from Home! Online: www.canscribe.com. by email: [email protected] Or call 1.800.466.1535.

    EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

    INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIP-MENT OPERATOR SCHOOL.NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks.Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options.SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

    MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONis an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online train-ing you need from an employ-er-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-888-528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career to-day!

    HELP WANTED

    PERMANENT PART-TIMEposition for gardener/mainte-nance, mostly seasonal. Must have proven gardening experience and be physically fi t. Tools and equipment supplied. Must be a self-starter and work with little supervision. Must take re-sponsibility for project main-tenance. Reply in writing Box 7 Sooke News Mirror, 4-6631 Sooke, BC. V9Z0A3 or via email to [email protected]

    REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS

    For various resort locations in the Kelowna and area. Instant Clientele WaitingFor location details visit:www.kelownaspa.caApply with resume to:

    [email protected]

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    REQUIRES Carrier for

    GENERAL SOOKE &

    GRANT ROAD WEST CALL ROD250-642-5752

    THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about send-ing money to obtain informa-tion about any employment opportunities.

    PERSONAL SERVICES

    ESTHETIC SERVICES

    FINANCIAL SERVICES

    ARE YOU $10K Or More In Debt? DebtGo can help re-duce a signifi cant portion of your debt load. Call now & see if you qualify. 1-800-351-1783.GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB.

    1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

    IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: Its That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

    LARGE FUNDBorrowers Wanted

    Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We dont rely on credit, age or income.

    Call Anytime1-800-639-2274 or

    604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

    INSURANCE

    HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

    BUSINESS SERVICES

    CLEANING SERVICES

    ARE YOU needing a house-cleaner? I bring my own clean-ing supplies. You can reachme at 250-478-8940.

    COMPUTER SERVICES

    GARDENING

    ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE & LANDSCAPING

    Landscape Maintenance for Strata, Townhouses, Condos, Malls, Offi ce Buildings, Houses & Real Estate sales.Snow removal.

    * Free fl at of winter fl owers to future clients250-748-88071-778-678-2524

    www.elitegardemaintenance.ca

    ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE & LANDSCAPINGThe Islands Best

    Get your yard ready for Xmas!

    778-678-2524www.elitegardemaintenance.ca

    HAULING AND SALVAGE

    EDS HAULINGCheap disposal of

    furniture, appliances, junk and what have you?

    U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

    Ed & Faye250-642-2398

    HOME IMPROVEMENTS

    AXIOM Mould Experts. Servic-ing Sooke, Victoria and the Is-land. Same day, scientifi c re-porting on mould, waterdamage and indoor odour is-sues by a Degreed Environ-mental Scientist certifi ed inmould inspection and remedia-tion with 9 years of onsite ex-perience. Please visit our web-site for further information ofour services or call for a freeover-the-phone consultation. www. iaqmoldexper ts .com.250-217-6119

    !'2%%-%.4)Tx ISx AGREEDx BYx ANYx $ISPLAYx ORx#LASSIEDx !DVERTISERx REQUESTINGxSPACEx THATx THEx LIABILITYx OFx THExPAPERx INx THEx EVENTx OFx FAILUREx TOxPUBLISHx ANx ADVERTISEMENTx SHALLxBExLIMITEDxTOxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxBYxTHExADVERTISERx FORx THATx PORTIONx OFxTHEx ADVERTISINGx OCCUPIEDx BYx THExINCORRECTxITEMxONLYxANDxTHATxTHERExSHALLx BEx NOx LIABILITYx INx ANYx EVENTxBEYONDxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxFORxSUCHxADVERTISEMENTx 4HEx PUBLISHERxSHALLx NOTx BEx LIABLEx FORx SLIGHTxCHANGESx ORx TYPOGRAPHICALx ERRORSxTHATxDOxNOTxLESSENxTHExVALUExOFxANxADVERTISEMENT

    BCCLASSIEDCOMx CANNOTx BExRESPONSIBLEx FORx ERRORSx AFTERx THExRSTx DAYx OFx PUBLICATIONx OFx ANYxADVERTISEMENTx.OTICExOFxERRORSxONxTHEx RSTx DAYx SHOULDx IMMEDIATELYxBEx CALLEDx TOx THEx ATTENTIONx OFxTHEx #LASSIEDx $EPARTMENTx TOxBEx CORRECTEDx FORx THEx FOLLOWINGxEDITIONBCCLASSIEDCOMxRESERVESxTHExRIGHTxTOxREVISExEDITxCLASSIFYxORxREJECTx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDxTOx RETA