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DESCRIPTIONOctober 22, 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 PressWednesday, October 22, 2014Agreement#40110541
Editorial Page 8
Entertainment Page B1
Sports/stats Page 20
32 Pages in two sectons
Young Artists con-cert brings music of
Classifieds 17 75
Council nixes waste transfer stationPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
An attempt to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to allow for a waste trans-fer station on properties in the Idlemore and Kalta-sin Road area never got third reading.
On October 14, a public hearing was held to gather public input on the proposed amendments.
Residents and business owners came forward to oppose the amendments to Bylaw 596, OCP Amendment Bylaw which would have seen a num-ber of properties that are zoned General Industrial (M2) go from Community Residential to Industrial. Bylaw 597 would have seen an amendment which would included definition of Waste Transfer Sta-tion and would have allowed such in all proper-ties zoned M2 and M3 (Heavy Industrial). There are eight properties which would have Industrial zoning.
Overwhelming opposition from members of the public was shown in both oral submissions as well as written submissions to District of Sooke council.
Many of their comments were concerning the fact that the transfer station in place was operat-ing without proper authorization and zoning with no input from area residents.
Mayor Wendal Milne was extremely irate when the waste transfer station first began operating as he had told them they would not be allowed to carry on their business as the property was not zoned for it. When Milne was away, the busi-ness got approval to go operate. Bylaws 596 and 597 were rescinded in July because of errors in dealing with Idlemore and Kaltasin Road proper-ties and it came back before council in September when Mayor Milne made a motion to reconsider under section 131 of the Community Charter. This motion was defeated.
It went ahead and the first public hearing and subsequent proposed amendments were to allow
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Daniel Chauvin photo
A rainbow over the Woodside barn on West Coast Road seems to point to a bright future for Sooke.
Sooke gets cash instead of Sunriver playing fieldsPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
Council gave first and second reading to Bylaws 534 and 535 and a public hear-ing will be scheduled. This is in regard to Sun River Development - Exchange of Lands for School Site. This will finalize the negotia-tions between the Dis-trict of Sooke, Sun River Estates Ltd. and School District #62.
In 2004, the three parties entered into a School Site Agreement for the provision of
lands for a school site. In 2010, the District of Sooke initiated an appli-cation to the ALC to facilitate the relocation of the proposed school site.
Sun River wants to develop the old school site for residential uses and in exchange for its development it will make a cash contribu-tion to the District of Sooke of $400,000 and will also transfer the district lands back to the district. School lands will be trans-ferred back to School District 62. The school site will also have a
playing field when a school is built.
The $400,000 to be paid to the district will be earmarked for sport-ing activity.
Its a good deal, it gives us raw land and money its good for everybody, said Mayor Wendal Milne.
The only opposing vote came from Coun-cillor Herb Haldane who said the public had no say in this mat-ter and while the pro-cess looked transpar-ent and above board it was done in-camera. He said the public hear-ing which will follow
will deal only with land use matters and not the monetary aspect of the deal.
(In-camera meetings are held for personnel, economic and legal issues).
Why take a piece of real estate with five metres of fill which is of no value to us, said Haldane. He thinks $400,000 is not enough and there should have been two playing fields in Sunriver. He also stated that some peo-ple who purchased property in Sunriver did so because they thought there would be
playing fields built.Milne said in recent
discussion leading up to the deal there was always an issue of the cost of developing the playing fields. He said there was full consul-tation with community groups and at the end of the day they were not interested in hav-ing the playing field located there.
Councillor Rick Kasper said it was clearly indicated that previous arrangements were not in the interest of either party.
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Ease your pain
Free six week yoga series offered for those suffering from trauma, chronic pain and/or addictive behaviours.
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Date: Every Thurs-day from October 23rd to November 27th
Location: Ahimsa Sooke Yoga and Well-ness, HOPE Centre 202 6750 Westcoast Rd. Sooke
To register: 250-642-9642 or email [email protected]
Chronic pain is becoming an epidemic in North America. According to the Inter-national Narcotics Control Board (2013) Canada is now the sec-ond-largest per capita consumer of prescrip-tion opioids, with an estimated 200,000 Canadians hooked on painkillers. Gentle yoga practices have been proven to be an extremely powerful ally for reducing chronic pain while also address-ing many underlying issues that accompany traumatic experiences, pain and addiction.
candidatesThere are six candi-
dates running for a seat on the School District board in the Novem-ber 15 local govern-ment election. They are incumbents Robert Phillips, Neil Poirier and Margot Swinburn-
son. New faces step-ping up to the plate are Russ Chipps, Doris Gulmans, and Benula Larsen.
Profiles of the candi-dates for school board will run in the Novem-ber 12 edition of the Sooke News Mirror.
Responses to ques-tions posed by the Sooke News Mirror to District of Sooke council will run in the November 5 edition. The all-candidates meeting is being held on November 4 at the Prestige.
It has been reported that Video to Go has been for sale and own-ers Bryan and Susie are looking to pursue new endeavors.
The grapevine also reports that the Razu welding building has been sold.
Advance polls for the November 15 election will be held on Novem-ber 5 and 12 at the Sooke Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be a num-ber of opportunities to get your seasonal flu vaccine.
On November 4 downstairs at the Sooke Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thurs-day, November 6 at Sooke Child, Youth the Family Centre (CASA), 6672 Wadams Way from 1 to 6 p.m. and on November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CASA. Please remem-ber to bring your care card. For more informa-tion call 250-642-5464 or www.viha.ca/flu
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Pirjo Raits photo
The sunsets are always amazing on the strait of Juan de Fuca.
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Calling all Artists!
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November 1st from 12-2 pm
Sooke Community Arts Council (SCAC)
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