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October 15, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror


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

    Black Press Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page B1

    Sports/stats Page 17

    28 pages in two sections


    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Classifieds 15 75

    JdF society loses land in Admirals ForestPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    There is a bit of disappointment in the Juan de Fuca Community Land Trust Society after they learned the property they were trying to save was sold.

    The Admirals Trust property on West Coast Road was sold to Michael, the son of the retired Admiral John Charles.

    The 70 acres of land, which the society hoped to purchase for between $700,000 and $1-million, would have been used as public

    green space for horseback rid-ing, hiking, scouting activities and other non-invasive pursuits.

    It is a portion of the 126-acre par-cel in Otter Point purchased in the 1960s by Admiral John Charles and his wife, Mary. His parcel was registered as Private Managed Forest and through his efforts, the Admiral created a wildly beautiful place, all crisscrossed with trails. As private land, the forest is only accessible to the Charles family, and to certain of the neighbours welcomed to ride the trails on their horses.

    John Alexander Charles was an

    Admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy. He commanded a squadron of destroyers in the Korean con-flict and was a Commandant of Royal Roads Military College.

    With the land now sold, the owner is asking people not to trespass on the land as he will be selective logging.

    As president of the Juan de Fuca Land Trust, Im happy it wont be logged (clear cut). These lands are precious, said Margot Swinburnson.

    The society held a number of events to draw attention to the forest as well as raise money for

    purchase of the land. They had a day of poetry readings in the woods, coffee from Stick in the Mud called Admirals Blend and numerous other fundraisers.

    The land trust was established in November 2013 to purchase properties suitable for parkland and then donate the land to the regional parks system or to oper-ate it themselves for the benefit of the public and the wildlife of this region.

    The society, although they didnt acquire the Admirals For-est, will continue working to pro-tect properties on Southern Van-

    couver Island.Swinburnson said they will have

    a directors meetings and a gen-eral meeting to discuss next steps.

    She said the society now has charitable status and their vision is for a 30-year plan.

    Its about what the community will look like, she said.

    The society will work on mak-ing strategic alliances, and people with a wish to save property can still donate to the Victoria Founda-tion of the JdFCLT Society.

    Jack Most photo

    Salmon run

    Fishermen at Billings Spit cast their lines hoping to catch one of the spawning salmon heading up Sooke River.


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  • Top copSteve Wright, dur-

    ing his ride for Cops for Cancer, raised over $35,000. His personal goal was $5,000. Of that amount $25,000 was raised by Sooke residents and the Tour de Rock Fundraising Committee through the Jailathon, bottle drives, head shaves and assorted fundraisers.

    Money is still trick-ling in, so the total will, in the end, be much higher. Great job Sooke!

    Free flu shots

    Free flu shots are available to people 65 and older and their caregivers, healthy chil-dren from six months to five-years-old, preg-nant women, health care workers, Aborigi-nal peoples, the very obese, people with chronic health condi-tions and household contacts, residents of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, owners and operators of poultry farms, cor-rections officers and inmates, and others.

    All other B.C. resi-dents can receive the flu vaccine for a fee. Contact your doctor or pharmacist.


    at the Library

    Babytime First Thurs-day of every month 2 2:30 p.m. Babies start learning from birth! Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, finger-

    plays and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experi-ences.For babies aged 0-18 months. To regis-ter please call 250-642-3022 or email

    Sooke Writers Collec-tive Third Wednesday of every month 6:30 8 p.m. Commit to your writing. The collective offers writing support and practice for writ-ers in and around the Sooke area. New adult

    members are welcome. Membership includes meetings, feedback ses-sions and publication in a yearly anthology. For more information visit or contact us at

    One-time, Special Programs

    Cardboard Chal-lenge Saturday, Octo-ber 25, 2-4 p.m. Come celebrate childrens creativity! Discover the amazing power of imag-ination. Build ahead of

    time and show off your amazing creations, or drop-in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and create something great! Part of the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. For more information, visit For children of all ages; no registration required.

    Fancy Nancy Story-time Friday, November 14, 2-2:45 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled story-time all about Fancy Nancy! Refreshments will be served (thats a fancy word for snacks) so wear your fanciest attire (thats a fancy word for clothes). For ages 3-9 years. Plus

    Fifty Book Fall Read-

    ing Challenge Read 50 books or

    chapters before Octo-ber 31 and earn a spot on our Wall of Fame and be entered into a draw to win a basket of books and your image featured on a profes-sionally-made Read poster. To register or for more information, please call 250-642-3022 or email

    In by acclimation

    Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks was not challenged for his seat as Jdf Electoral Area Director and will keep his seat for four more years.

    2 Wednesday, OctOber 15, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    This and ThaT

    Pirjo Raits photo

    alison hogan from the sooke harbourside Lions, left, and Kathleen stevens from the sooke Food Bank take part in Twoonie Tuesday on October 7. They helped raised $4,321 for the food bank.

    2 Wednesday, OctOber 15, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR


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