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April 04, 2012 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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<ul><li><p>SPIRIT SINGER Linda McRae performs for </p><p>the Folk Music Socieity Page 15</p><p>WOLVERINE RUGBY Woverines defeat Rams, 21-5</p><p>Page 27</p><p> Your community, your Classi eds P24 75Wednesday, APRIL 04, 2012</p><p>Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 15Sports/stats Page 27</p><p>Agreement#40110541</p><p> SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O R</p><p>Sooke approves its 2012-2016 budgetPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>After months of meetings and going over the budget line by line, the District of Sooke council approved the 2012-2016 Financial Plan at a special council meeting onMarch 28.</p><p>Mayor Wendal Milnethanked the Finance and Administration Committeefor the many hours they spend on reviewing thebudgetary items. He said significant savings were found. He said there would be no change in the mill rate for local property owners providing there was no change in the assessments.</p><p>The budget has allowed us to move forward on the roundabout and sidewalks,said Milne. This is a frugal budget.</p><p>The $13 million budget shows the district is in a healthy position with approx. $1.8 million as a general operating surplus and $6 million in reserve funds. </p><p>One of the many cuts made to the budget were in the line items for travel/conferences and education, with cuts of over $45,000.</p><p>At the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Gail Hall asked why there were no capital expenditures for the public boat launch as there was a </p><p>need for top-up funds.Milne said it was not there </p><p>because they were still conducting some reviews. </p><p>Hall also asked if arrangements for property right-of-ways were complete for the proposedroundabout.</p><p>Milne also said that the final monetary and right-of-way arrangements with property owners were not yet complete. The roundabout is expected to cost $650,000 with another $150,000 shown for property purchase.</p><p>CAO Evan Parliament stated that the money for the roundabout would come mostly from gas tax revenues but the final figures would not be disclosed until it goes to a Request For Proposal (RFP).</p><p>We dont want to go into a blue bridge scenario, said </p><p>Milne. Were trying to makethe decision whether to go ahead.</p><p>One of the issues brought forward was the disruption of traffic on Sooke Road and the likelihood of construction taking place outside of normal businesshours.</p><p>We dont want to makea negative contribution when we are trying to dosomething positive, said Councillor Rick Kasper.</p><p>The one issue of contention and concern is the sewer portion of the budget.</p><p>Kasper said that the sewer reserves are not enough to cover the expenditures.</p><p>We are working to reduce the operating costs, said Kasper. The sewerwas supposed to be self-funded.</p><p>It appears that all property owners in Sooke have been paying the deficit because money to cover the shortfall comes from the general operating account.</p><p>Kasper said that problem was identified in 2007 and he assumed the previous council would have addressed it. The sewer operating fund is currently in a deficit position of -$287,694.</p><p>The 2012-2016 Financial Plan Bylaw and the 2012 Tax Rate Bylaw will be presented to council on April 10, 2012.</p><p>Ongoing reviews in some areas of concern</p><p>Wendal Milne</p><p> Mayor</p><p>Sharronn Ho photo</p><p>HAPPY EASTER!Ella Rose, two years old, checks out the baby chicks at Mrs. Lewers Farmhouse. For many people Easter is about chicks and rabbits, chocolate and kids. The roads will be busy with many folks trying to get away for the long weekend, so please be cautious and patient. </p><p> 250.642.6361 www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis </p><p>Something Special! Gleaming maple hardwood floors in all 4 bedrooms, loft, stairwell, den, great room &amp; entry + tile in wet areas. Immaculate sun-ny home priced below replacement includes bright kitchen with island &amp; stainless appliances, knot-less fir trims throughout, private pergola through French doors off dining area, 2 storey great room with gas fireplace &amp; fully fenced yard with fruit trees. Suitable for the discerning buyer. $440,000 </p><p>Need 4 BRs on Same Level ? </p><p>Call me for a private viewing. </p></li><li><p>2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR</p><p>PRODUCEPRODUCE5-A-Day for Optimum Health</p><p>PRODUCE</p><p>AD PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 4 THRU APRIL 10, 2012</p><p>www.westernfoods.comSeniors Day Thursdays Save 10% on Most Items</p><p>Fat FreeTurkey</p><p>DELIDELIHealthy Choices in our</p><p>DELI </p><p>Remember Your Calcium</p><p>DAIRYDAIRYDAIRYIsland FarmsSour Cream 500ml . .....................</p><p>$199Island FarmsWhipping Cream 500ml ...........</p><p>$219KraftCheeze Whiz 500g ....................</p><p>$499KraftShredded Cheese 200g .............</p><p>$399</p><p>A</p><p>SOOKE6660 Sooke Road</p><p>Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm</p><p>We reserve the right to limit quantities</p><p>SEATreats Treats From theFrom the</p><p>SEA</p><p>AD PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 4 THRU APRIL 10 2012A</p><p>Your Community Food StoreYour Community Food Store</p><p>Fresh Farmhouse </p><p>Whole Chicken</p><p>4.39kg .............$199/lb</p><p>Butt or Shank</p><p>SmokedHam4.83kg .............</p><p>$219/lbBoneless 1/2 or 1/4s</p><p>Toupie Ham</p><p>6.59kg.............$299/lb</p><p>Fresh, Great Tasting Meat </p><p>BUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK</p><p>Fresh</p><p>SnapperFillets</p><p>All Varieties, 475ml</p><p>AAA Beef </p><p>Cross Rib PotRoast7.69kg ...............</p><p>$349/lbHertel Frozen</p><p>Sausage Meat 500g ...................</p><p>$269SJ Irvines Boneless</p><p>Smoked Ham</p><p>900g.....................$699/ea</p><p>+ dep</p><p>Heinz Picnic Sauce Trio 3x375ml ..................... $499Idahoan Instant Potatoes 113g ....................99Unico Tomato Paste 156ml ..........................5/300Christie Cookies 550g ....................................... $399Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce 348ml ............ $169Texana Long Grain White or Brown Rice 907g .2/400Lays XXL Potato Chips 270-300g ................3/800Franco American Gravy 284ml ..................................89 Carnation Hot Chocolate 225-500g ................ $369Gallo Olive Oil 500ml ......................................... $389McLarens Onions, Gherkins or Olive, Kent Jar 375ml .2/400Royal City Fruit in Light Syrup 398ml .......2/200V-H Stir Fry Sauces 355ml ............................. $229Kelloggs Special K Cereal 350-475g ................ $389Dempsters Whole Grain 12 Grain Bread 600g . $259Dempsters X Crisp or Wholewheat English Muf ns 6s .2/400Lumberjack Flax, Wheatberry &amp; Honey or Sourdough Bread 680g $229Fancy Feast Elegant Medley Cat Food 85g 89Alpo Dry Dog Food 1.8kg .............................. $379Javex Ultra Regular Liquid Bleach 5.3L $299Glad Cling Wrap 60M ................................... $269Cascade Paper Towels 6s .......................$349Puff N Soft Bathroom Tissue 12s .............$399</p><p>+ dep</p><p>+ dep.</p><p> Fresh Grade A </p><p> Turkey</p><p>Locally Owned &amp; Operated Since 1974Locally Owned &amp; Operated Since 1974</p><p>Boursin Cheese</p><p>Woolwich Gourmet</p><p>Goat Cheese $589</p><p>Quality and Convenience</p><p>FROZEN FOODSFROZEN FOODSFROZEN FOODS</p><p>Fresh Imported Shank or Whole</p><p>Lamb Leg 15.41kg.............................</p><p>$699Fresh Imported</p><p>Lamb Leg or Butt15.41kg ...........................</p><p>$699</p><p>$269</p><p>$199</p><p>/ea</p><p>For Your Healthy Lifestyle</p><p> $699 CLIFBars</p><p>NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS</p><p>Annie Chuns</p><p>Roasted Seaweed Snacks 10g2/300</p><p>Lundberg</p><p>Rice Chips 170g .....................2/400</p><p>Endangered Species Fair Trade</p><p>Chocolate Bars 85g ..........2/400</p><p>O Organics</p><p>Pasta Sauce 675ml .... ..............$229</p><p>Echoclean</p><p>2X Liquid Laundry 1.5L .....$599</p><p>Earth Friendly</p><p>Bathroom Tissue 4s ..........$179</p><p>$139 $179 </p><p>6s</p><p>BulkBulkFoodsFoodsBulkFoodsJu Jubes100g .......................................59Sour Soothers 100g .......................................69Chocolate</p><p>Bridge Mix 100g ....99 Cranberry</p><p>Trail Mix 100g .......... 89</p><p>BAKERYBAKERYBAKERY</p><p>4.39kg..........................................</p><p>Per 100g</p><p>RistoranteThin Crust Pizza 325-390g ....</p><p>$399Cool WhipDessert Topping 1L..................</p><p>$299Old South</p><p>Orange Juice 283ml ...................$169</p><p>Island Farms Denali orCountry Cream Ice Cream 1.65L .</p><p>$499</p><p> $129</p><p>68g300g</p><p>Fresh</p><p>HalibutSteak</p><p> $299 </p><p>$199</p><p> OriginalFocaccia</p><p> $269</p><p>Garlic Bread</p><p>454g $269White or Whole WheatDinner Buns</p><p>CarrotMuf ns6s</p><p>2/500 $399</p><p>/lb/lb</p><p> $399</p><p>Fresh Machine Peeled</p><p>ShrimpMeat</p><p>LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm</p><p>We reserve the right to limit quantities</p><p>lb/lb</p><p>Beet N Onion Salad</p><p>2/500</p><p>Level GroundFair TradeCoffee</p><p>Green Giant FancyGreen Giant Fancy</p><p>Vegetables750g</p><p>+ dep.</p><p>Nanaimo Bars $329</p><p>$$227979 1kg</p><p>$299 Dare Fruit Slices, Ju Jubes, Jelly Beans orJumbo Gums Candy</p><p>12s</p><p>991L</p><p>120g</p><p>2/300Stove TopStuf ng Mix</p><p>1.89L</p><p>MottsClamato Juice</p><p>$299 </p><p>2/600 Various Sizes</p><p>Tostitos Salsa orXL Tortilla ChipsXL Tortilla Chips</p><p>341-398ml</p><p>Green GiantVegetables</p><p>Sunrype Blue LabelApple Juice</p><p>ChristieSnack Crackers</p><p>650ml</p><p>$299ClassicoPasta Sauce</p><p>200-225g</p><p>2/500All Varieties, 1.5L-2L</p><p>3/500Dasani orCoca Cola</p><p>1.89L</p><p>$229V-8Vegetable Juice</p><p>12x355ml</p><p>$599Molson ExelLo Alcohol Beer</p><p>Nabob TraditionCoffee326g</p><p>$599 </p><p>144s</p><p>$499 Red Rose Orange PekoeTea Bags</p><p>250ml</p><p>$199Kraft PourableSalad Dressing</p><p>375ml</p><p>$159 Unico Stuffed ManzanillaOlives</p><p>Campbells Vegetable, Tomato, Chicken Noodle or Mushroom Soup284ml</p><p>69</p><p>Per 100g</p><p> Strawberries</p><p>Fresh RussetPotatoes</p><p>GreekString Figs</p><p> 2/500</p><p> 2/600</p><p> 2/600 </p><p>Bunch Broccoli1.96kg..............................89Lemons or Limes................................</p><p>3/99B.C. Grown</p><p>Hot House Tomatoes2.18kg .................................99 B.C. Grown</p><p>Rutabagas1.30kg .................................59</p><p>OrganicRusset Potatoes</p><p>Brussel Sprouts2.18kg..........................................................................</p><p> $349 OrganicSpartan Apples</p><p>$349 </p><p>99</p><p>Yams</p><p>Celery</p><p>284g</p><p> 69 </p><p>3lb bag</p><p>/ea</p><p>99 </p><p>/100g</p><p>Island Farms</p><p>Vanilla PlusVanilla PlusYogurtYogurt650g650g</p><p>/ea</p><p>79 </p><p>/lb</p><p>/ea</p><p>/ea</p><p>Oasis Pita </p><p>Come in Every Wednesday for our </p><p> Secret SuperSecret Super Saver Specials Saver Specials</p><p>in all departmentsin all departments</p><p>/ea</p><p>Happy Easter</p><p>6 pack</p><p>6s</p><p>150g</p><p>/lb</p><p>5lb bag</p><p>/100g</p><p>1lb</p><p>+ dep</p><p>10lb bag</p><p>/lb</p><p>300g</p><p>/ea</p><p>1.52kg</p><p>/lb</p><p>+ dep</p><p>+ dep + dep.</p><p>2 Per Bag</p><p>/100g</p><p>113g</p><p> 59 /lb1.30kg/lb</p><p>/ea</p></li><li><p>Sharron HoSooke News Mirror</p><p>The upcoming recre-ational fishing restric-tions to be announced in June, may negatively impact Sooke culture and the local hatchery. </p><p>Mike Hicks, regional director for the Juan de Fuca electoral area, said the increased con-servation measures for Chinook salmon will hurt the lifestyle of many local residents who fish leisurely. </p><p>Theres a whole loss of an industry, but also a lifestyle in our com-munity, he said, adding theres much more to lose than money. Its not just about charter boats, fishing, lodges, bed and breakfasts and money, he said. Its about the </p><p>guys and girls working six days a week and on the seventh day they go fishing. </p><p>According to Hicks, the community has already been altered in the past, with the town quieting down after the loss of working fisher-men who used to pass through the area fre-quenting restaurants, bars and commission-ing local services. </p><p>Look up and down the coast, the coastal communities that have just fallen apart at the loss of commercial fishing, he said, add-ing Sooke used to be a vibrant fishing town, with gillnetters and trollers docked ashore. </p><p>The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, the local non-profit </p><p>hatchery that oper-ates to support sports fishing in Sooke, may also be affected by the restriction on the wild Chinook fishery. </p><p>The only impact that </p><p>we could feel would be if they shut the fish-ing down entirely, and we couldnt have our derby, said Mel Hull, </p><p>SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3</p><p>Up Sooke</p><p>Thumbs Up!</p><p>TAKE A HIKESATURDAY, APR. 7JUAN DE FUCA </p><p>Community Trails Society Hike</p><p>THE MATTERHORN (SHIRLEY). Meet at Tieulie Place at 9 a.m. for a three to four hour hike. Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather.</p><p>FOR INFORMATION EMAIL Rosemary Jorna at</p><p>SID2767@SHAW.CA OR PHONE 250- 642- 2767.</p><p>PLANT SALETHE SOOKE </p><p>HARBOURSIDE Lions are holding their annual plant sale. They will be taking orders for flats of bedding plants until April 13 to be delivered on May 2. </p><p>FUNDS RAISED GO to Camp Shawnigan via the Easter Seal 24 Hour Relay.</p><p>FOR INFO CONTACT Laurie at: 250-642-3240. </p><p>DUCK RACELAURIE WILL HAVE </p><p>tickets at Pemberton Holmes on April 2... from 9 to 5 or call any Harbourside Lions you know... $5 each or a QUACK PACK 5 for $20.... $1,000 first duck over the line.</p><p>QUACK!</p><p>TO ALL THOSE take-out places and restaurant swho use cardboard rather than styrofoam take out containers. </p><p>THEY ARE HELPING protect our environment.</p><p>Sharron HoSooke News Mirror</p><p>Sooke RCMP are looking for a 76-year-old East Sooke man who went missing early morning last Friday. </p><p>Thomas Woods, who goes by the name of Tad, was last heard of at 8:30 a.m. on March 31. </p><p>According to the police, Woods made plans to head into Col-wood and Langford to do some banking and visit his daughter. </p><p>Woods left his vehi-cle, cell phone, keys and wallet at his home on Gillespie Road. </p><p>He is suspected to have travelled by local transit, taxis or on foot via the Galloping Goose Trail. </p><p>There have been four search and res-cue groups from the Greater Victoria area involved in the search for Woods. </p><p>Police have can-vassed the Galloping Goose Trail, and the auxiliary coast guard performed a shoreline search, but no traces of Woods have turned up, according to Steve Wright, Sooke RCMP staff sergeant.</p><p>An aerial search via helicopter was also per-formed. </p><p>Right now weve scaled back the search completely until we have something more to work on, Wright said. </p><p>Police do not suspect foul play. </p><p>Woods was believed to be wearing a puffy black jacket, jeans and running shoes. He is five-foot-nine with a medium build with short, wavy grey hair and blue eyes. Police said Woods is in good physical condition. </p><p>If anyone has further information on Woods, they are advised to call 9-1-1. </p><p>Local man missing, search continues</p><p>Submitted photo</p><p>Tad Woods has been reported missing.</p><p>Bike skills park is a goPirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror</p><p>Big smiles erupted on the faces of cycling enthusiasts at the regu-lar council meeting on March 26.</p><p>Two groups, the Sooke Slow Food Cycle and the Sooke Bike Club, put in a proposal to the District of Sooke to build and maintain a bike skills park in John Phillips Memorial Park.</p><p>Council recom-mended that staff develop and approve a Licence of Occupation Agreement with the Sooke Bike Club for the bike skills park.</p><p>Were thrilled with the speed council put this through and the due diligence, said Lee Hindrichs, a spokesper-son for the Sooke Slow Food Cycle group. The district was just fantas-tic with coming up with solutions.</p><p>The Sooke Bike Club is intending to admin-ister the site and work </p><p>with staff to ensure the design, inspections and safety requirements are met and an acceptable plan for maintenance is developed and imple-mented. Insurance is to be taken care of by the licence holder, which is the bike club.</p><p>The park area to be used for the bike skills park is 1.8 hectares and </p><p>will be located between Rhodonite Drive to the north and Tara Road to the east with Townsend Road on the westerly perimeter. The proposal is supported by...</p></li></ul>