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  • SPIRIT SINGER Linda McRae performs for

    the Folk Music Socieity Page 15

    WOLVERINE RUGBY Woverines defeat Rams, 21-5

    Page 27

    Your community, your Classi eds P24 75Wednesday, APRIL 04, 2012

    Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 15Sports/stats Page 27

    Agreement#40110541

    SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O R

    Sooke approves its 2012-2016 budgetPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    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.

    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.

    The budget has allowed us to move forward on the roundabout and sidewalks,said Milne. This is a frugal budget.

    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.

    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.

    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

    need for top-up funds.Milne said it was not there

    because they were still conducting some reviews.

    Hall also asked if arrangements for property right-of-ways were complete for the proposedroundabout.

    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.

    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).

    We dont want to go into a blue bridge scenario, said

    Milne. Were trying to makethe decision whether to go ahead.

    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.

    We dont want to makea negative contribution when we are trying to dosomething positive, said Councillor Rick Kasper.

    The one issue of contention and concern is the sewer portion of the budget.

    Kasper said that the sewer reserves are not enough to cover the expenditures.

    We are working to reduce the operating costs, said Kasper. The sewerwas supposed to be self-funded.

    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.

    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.

    The 2012-2016 Financial Plan Bylaw and the 2012 Tax Rate Bylaw will be presented to council on April 10, 2012.

    Ongoing reviews in some areas of concern

    Wendal Milne

    Mayor

    Sharronn Ho photo

    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.

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  • Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The upcoming recre-ational fishing restric-tions to be announced in June, may negatively impact Sooke culture and the local hatchery.

    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.

    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

    guys and girls working six days a week and on the seventh day they go fishing.

    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.

    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.

    The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, the local non-profit

    hatchery that oper-ates to support sports fishing in Sooke, may also be affected by the restriction on the wild Chinook fishery.

    The only impact that

    we could feel would be if they shut the fish-ing down entirely, and we couldnt have our derby, said Mel Hull,

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3

    Up Sooke

    Thumbs Up!

    TAKE A HIKESATURDAY, APR. 7JUAN DE FUCA

    Community Trails Society Hike

    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.

    FOR INFORMATION EMAIL Rosemary Jorna at

    SID2767@SHAW.CA OR PHONE 250- 642- 2767.

    PLANT SALETHE SOOKE

    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.

    FUNDS RAISED GO to Camp Shawnigan via the Easter Seal 24 Hour Relay.

    FOR INFO CONTACT Laurie at: 250-642-3240.

    DUCK RACELAURIE WILL HAVE

    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.

    QUACK!

    TO ALL THOSE take-out places and restaurant swho use cardboard rather than styrofoam take out containers.

    THEY ARE HELPING protect our environment.

    Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Sooke RCMP are looking for a 76-year-old East Sooke man who went missing early morning last Friday.

    Thomas Woods, who goes by the name of Tad, was last heard of at 8:30 a.m. on March 31.

    According to the police, Woods made plans to head into Col-wood and Langford to do some banking and visit his daughter.

    Woods left his vehi-cle, cell phone, keys and wallet at his home on Gillespie Road.

    He is suspected to have travelled by local transit, taxis or on foot via the Galloping Goose Trail.

    There have been four search and res-cue groups from the Greater Victoria area involved in the search for Woods.

    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.

    An aerial search via helicopter was also per-formed.

    Right now weve scaled back the search completely until we have something more to work on, Wright said.

    Police do not suspect foul play.

    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.

    If anyone has further information on Woods, they are advised to call 9-1-1.

    Local man missing, search continues

    Submitted photo

    Tad Woods has been reported missing.

    Bike skills park is a goPirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror

    Big smiles erupted on the faces of cycling enthusiasts at the regu-lar council meeting on March 26.

    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.

    Council recom-mended that staff develop and approve a Licence of Occupation Agreement with the Sooke Bike Club for the bike skills park.

    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.

    The Sooke Bike Club is intending to admin-ister the site and work

    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.

    The park area to be used for the bike skills park is 1.8 hectares and

    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 the Parks and Trails Master Plan 2009.

    The first step, says Hindrichs, is to go ahead with the neces-sary surveys, come up

    with a plan and have it approved by the district then host a public open house to gather ideas and suggestion as well as build partnerships.The hope is to have the bike skills park in place by Sept. 23, in time for the Sooke Slow Food Cycle event.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    From left to right, JohnBoquist, Margaret Critchlow and Lee Hindrichs await councils decision on the creation of a all-ages bike skills park in John Phillips Memoral Park.

    Fishery restrictions will have impact

    Contd on page 10

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    Cold sores start out as a tingling or itchy sensation on the outer lip area. Swelling may start a day later with the formation of a blister a few days later. A soft crust or ulcer forms and usually lasts four to ve days. Finally, redness and swelling of the ulcer forms around the tenth day when it nally starts to heal.

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    Taking care of our injured wildlifeSharron HoSooke News Mirror

    About 900 people gathered at the eighth annual Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centres open house to get a rare insiders tour of the facilities on March 31 and April 1.

    Groups were taken on one-hour-long tours covering avian and mammal wards, rap-tor flight pens, racoon nurseries and other medical facilities at the Metchosin location on 1020 Malloch Road.

    Information on wild life rehabilitation, medi-cal procedures and every day rehabilita-tion duties were also delivered to the public.

    According to Kari Marks, manager at Wild ARC, there were about 20 wildlife animals onsite receiving care, but none were viewable to the public. The cen-tre has had up to 300 animals at one given time, during the peak summer months.

    Marks said the ani-mals become very stressed when in the presence of people so public tours are not offered regularly.

    For one weekend a year, we hold an open house for people to come in and see what we can do, Marks said.

    We choose a time of year where theres the fewest number of ani-mals in care.

    The centre cares for injured, sick and orphaned babies of mammals, birds, rap-tors, reptiles and amphibians. Duration of stay can vary from one day to 10 months, depending on the injury.

    Wild ARC does not have the appropriate permits or facilities to handle large carnivo-rous mammals like cou-gars, bears and wolves.

    Animals are usually reported to Wild ARC by the public, which are then delivered to

    the centre or picked up. Residents can also drop off animals at the Central Victoria Animal Hospital for pick up by Wild ARC.

    In 2011, 116 wild ani-mals from Sooke were sent to Wild ARC for treatment. This year, only seven animals from the area have been admitted to the rehabilitation centre.

    Nearly 2,000 animals of 128 different spe-cies were sent to Wild ARC in 2011. Over half of then animals were birds.

    Almost all animals I would say that come in have been impacted by humans in some

    respect, either hit by a car or caught by a domestic cat, Marks said, but she added Van-couver Island residents are very conscious of co-existence.

    Im really proud of people on Vancouver Island, theyre very environmentally aware and really do want to help, Marks said.

    That being said, Marks advised people to contact Wild ARC before bringing an ani-mal in.

    She said baby birds that appear to be stranded on land, are fledgings and learning how to take flight. If the parents are seen feed-

    ing the bird, then it is most likely fine.

    Marks also said fawns seen left alone for extended peri-ods of time should be left undisturbed. The mother leaves the fawn, returning periodically to care for it, because it would be highly vul-nerable to predators on foot.

    Last year, Wild ARC started a successful program to reunite mother deer and fawns that were removed from their nesting spots by concerned residents. Fawns were returned to the original site of removal, and rubbed with grass to remove human scent. There was success in 20 of 25 cases.

    According to Wild ARC documents, the centre has an operating cost of approximately $500,000.

    The centre oper-ates on 150 volunteers, eight staff and a care-taker. The Metchosin location is one of 39 facilities under the British Columbia Soci-ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA).

    Since opening in 1997, the centre has treated 25,000 animals.

    Injured animals can be reported to Wild ARC at 250-478-9453.

    Sharron Ho photo

    Katherine Siswick-Clark and her son Christopher, seven, from Langford are introduced to a burrowing owl by Mike Mackintosh, the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. executive director.

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    The District of Sooke is pre-paring an Agricultural Plan. To complete the plan, the district is looking for input from the public through a survey, an open house and a facilitated workshop.

    Sooke is fortunate to be a com-munity with an active interest in agriculture, said Mayor Wendal Milne. Theres a farmers mar-ket where great locally grown food and products are available. Sooke Region Food CHI is a com-

    munity-based non-profit society promoting local food awareness. Along with commercial agricul-tural operations, there are four community gardens and many backyard gardens.

    The objective of the Agricul-tural Plan is to develop policies for the district to protect agri-cultural lands and promote local food production. Based on the background research and public consultation, a draft of the Agri-

    cultural Plan will be presented to council by early summer. On Wednesday, April 18, there will be an Open House at the Sooke Community Hall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with presentations by staff at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A sur-vey can be completed on-line by visiting the districts website www.sooke.ca or by picking a paper copy up from the District Office. The workshop is tenta-tively scheduled for May.

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    History: The Bubbers JonesShy little guys, they

    may have seemed in this 1929 photo when they were four years old.

    Identical twins Stan and Len Jones were called the Bubbers when they were kids. When they grew up, though, these twin brothers were anything but shy they became community leaders.

    The twins mother, Mabel Eve Jones would take them for walks to entertain them, and the Royal Canadian Legions cenotaph was handy, standing in the 1920s /30s on the corner of Murray and Sooke Roads. The boys dad, George Jones, was a businessman who was operating a motor stage carrying freight between Victoria, Sooke and points west.

    When they were old

    enough, Stan and Len both enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served overseas during World War II, as did their dad as well. Mabel Jones was left at home to care for the youngest, Gary, and contribute her time to working in the canteen at the Otter Point Army

    Training Camp.Returning from the

    war, Stan went into logging at first, but his thoughts were on business. In 1966 Stan and his wife Marion bought Sookes main grocery business from Bob Gibson, at the Otter Point/Sooke Road corner.

    The twins had married sisters from Alberta. Brother Len, married to Dorene, went into the forest industry as well, and eventually established a log booming business. His company was contracted to carry out the booming for Sooke Forest Products Sawmill on Goodridge Peninsula.

    In 1974 the twins teamed up to establish Sookes first shopping mall, Cedar Grove Shopping Centre. While successful at business, the brothers first love remained the community itself. Stan Jones devoted half a century of work to developing the Sooke Community Associations assets.

    Len Jones spent many years with the Sooke Volunteer Fire

    Department, served as elected School Trustee for District 62 for seven years, and also devoted decades to the Sooke Community Association. The Bubbers never stopped. Following their parents early example, brothers Stan and Len shared their hearts with the people of Sooke and their legacy is carried on by the younger generations.

    Should anyone be wondering why the cenotaph in the photo was fenced, Sooke had no pound law at that time, and cattle roamed freely about the village.

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    Being married has given me a greater perspective in romantic stories, nothing beats watching a chick- ick snuggled with my wife. Even though the stories are always the same (guy meets girl; con ict happens; there is reconciliation and they live happily ever after); the thing I can relate to is that I would do anything for the woman I love.

    This reminds me of the greatest love story that has ever played out since the beginning of the world, and this time every year we remember and celebrate. God created human kind to have a personal relationship with Him, to live a life without limitations, a life of fullness.

    There was one problem, a lie was told and mankind believed it. We believed that God didn't care for us and that He wanted to control us. It was a lie because since the beginning of time, God loved us so much He wanted true relationship and that doesn't come through compulsion so God gave men free will - the right to choose.

    Since that moment, we turned into the people in distress, the ones who needed a rescuer. Our desire for independence was our own demise and our self-reliance brought failure and brokenness, exposing our need. God loves you and me more than we can imagine and throughout history His redeeming plan has been unfolding.

    There is no greater love than someone giving his life for others, a sel ess sacri ce, a love without obligations. So here is the bottom line: the next time you feel alone, rejected or abandon, remember this, there is someone that loves you no matter what, that accepts you the way you are and was willing to give His life for you. The dragon has been slain, your freedom has been won, and He did it out of love.

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    Cougars are among usSharron HoSooke News Mirror

    A local man is remind-ing the community that Sooke is part of cou-gar country, after one of the large, predatory cats attacked and killed his dog in East Sooke Regional Park on Feb. 5.

    Be aware and take precautions, and keep dogs on leash as much as possible, Pierre Rousseau said, adding parents should also be vigilant of their children when hiking through the park.

    Its not that I want any action against cou-gars, its just I want people to be aware that they (cougars])are there and that they come close to people, he said.

    The warning comes as a cautionary tale, as the East Sooke man had to learn the lesson the hard way.

    Rousseau, 62, was on one of his regular walks with his beloved 10-year-old Brittany spaniel, Misha.

    According to Rous-seau, the walk was one of hundreds the dog had been on in East Sooke Regional Park. The dog was accustomed to her sur-roundings, as a result she was let off leash a short five to 10 meters from Rousseau on Bab-bington Trail between

    Anderson Dove and Park Heights trail. The day turned for the worst when Misha was out of sight. The behav-iour was unordinary as the dog never strayed far from her owners. Rousseau then heard the bell on her collar rattle into the distance.

    I was wondering why is she going away, and started yelling, Misha, come back, he said. When the dog did not return, Rousseau walked off the trail in search of her.

    I went out of the trail and I could hear the bell going a bit further, and I was calling and I said, Whats going on?

    Rousseau had no inkling Misha was attacked by a cougar, until he heard her yelp. Realizing a cougar may be close, Rousseau went home to fetch pepper spray in order to safely continue his search.

    He searched for about five hours, walk-

    ing a far distance from the trail in hopes of finding Misha. But as dusk approached, he had to return home.

    It was on the second search the next morn-ing when the family found the dogs remains about 10 to 15 feet from the trail. The body was in a cache of debris, indicating it was indeed a cougar kill.

    I thought because I was hearing the bell, I thought she was walk-ing, but then later I learned she was being dragged away, Rous-seau said.

    He believes they were stalked by the cougar, which later targeted the small dog. Rous-seau had no indication he was being stalked, hearing and seeing nothing.

    We never thought that this would happen so close to us, he said. I had never anticipated they (cougars) would stalk us in any event.

    The loss has been hard for Rousseau and his wife, as the pair spent the first five years of their retirement daily with Misha.

    It becomes a part of the family, he said. You always think its not going to happen to you.

    Rousseau said this is the second cougar attack in recent months on a dog in the area.

    According to con-servation officer Rick Dekelver, there have been 80 cougar calls in the Sooke area this year. In total, there have been 2,000 reported cougar encounters on the Island.

    Dekelver said in the event of a cougar encounter, you should stand your ground, making loud noises and making yourself appear larger.

    Turning and run-ning... increases the predator-prey response, kind of show-ing the animal youre submissive, he said, adding fleeing could provoke the cougar to chase.

    The elusive cats are most active during dawn and dusk, but are active at all hours of the day.

    Dekelver encouraged residents to report cou-gar and other danger-ous wildlife sightings at 1-877- 952-7277.

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    EDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorSharron Ho ReporterThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 112-6660 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A5 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM

    How about a summer festival?

    There are two once popular Sooke events that have unfortunately fallen by the wayside over the past few years.

    One of the much-touted events was All Sooke Days and the other was the blue-grass festival and lets not forget the folk music fes-tival. These yearly events brought many people into Sooke and it was a pretty sad day for many when they ceased to exist. Peo-ple are still unhappy with the demise of All Sooke Day, its men-tioned all the time as an event that drew hundreds, if not thousands, of people to Sooke. How did it fall by the wayside? Why did we let this happen? Could it ever be resurrected if it had a enthusias-tic group of volunteers?

    So what do we have now and how can we brand Sooke?

    The Sooke Fine Arts Show is our one and only highlight for 10 days during the summer and it draws in people from across the Island and from around the province and even into Washington State. It has history and it has amazing art. It is also held during the time of the best weather of the year.

    So what if we were to make Sooke a destination by adding more events

    during the run of the Sooke Fine Arts Show?

    We have a lot to offer in Sooke and it would be beneficial to everyone to start combining some of the events which have, in the past, drawn peo-

    ple to our town. It would mean bringing

    different groups together to work for the good of all. How about bluegrass and folk music at John Phil-lips Memorial Park along with activities for kids and adults? That park has been totally under utilized and is a jewel in the middle of

    Sooke. The pond could be stocked with trout and could become a popular fishing event

    for kids or seniors. We already have ball and soccer

    tournaments going on for the more athletic minded folks at various sports fields in Sooke. We can also play off the Sooke Subaru Triathlon with some others sportier events that might serve to keep those ath-letes in town for a little longer than the day of the race.

    How about continuous music at Ed Macgregor Park, perhaps teen bands, folk music or even rock and roll? Schedule people to play there during the 10-day run of the SFA show. Ed Macgregor Park would then become the go-to place for locals and visitors and it would lead them down to our waterfront.

    We could have craft/food booths along Eustace Road and a salmon barbecue at the Sooke Community Hall (there is already a barbecue pit there). The salmon barbecue could be used as a fund raiser for the com-munity hall. What about a chowder cook off? Lets draw people into the core of Sooke so we can showcase the incredible talent we have right here. We are unique with a lot to offer. We are a coastal seaside com-munity, so lets start making that happen by showcasing it. We dont have to wait until the action starts taking place along the waterfront, we can plant the seeds of ideas now and watch them germinate.

    Sooke and the region is in desper-ate need of something to keep peo-ple here for longer than an afternoon drive. If, along with the SFA show, we had complementary activities we could brand our town and bring folks in for a weekend and perhaps longer. It could happen if we wanted it to. We need it.

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    Dont dump your junk

    OUR VIEW

    Trash. We all have it and we all get rid of it. Yes, it can be expensive, inconvenient and time consuming, but get rid of it we must. But, sad to say, there are those among us who have no respect for the environment or the people who have to clean up after them.

    Just this week there is a letter from a resident who discovered someones bed forsaken in the woods. This happens all too frequently in these rural parts and someone always has to clean it

    up. Some think the district can do it, others dont care who does as long as it is out of their hair. It costs others time and money to get rid of this garbage.

    We have seen mountains of garbage at Muir Creek,

    bags of trash along Otter Point Road and even Gordons Beach as well as heaps of refuse, building materials, roofing, you name it, dumped anywhere there is a hidden road. Then we have those who drop of their donations at the thrift stores in Sooke. Lets not forget about the cats dropped off on some rural road and left to fend for themselves and breed continuously. Oh thanks. You dont want your garbage but you think we do?

    How do we deal with people like this? They obviously cant read so they wouldnt read this editorial or the signs that say No Dumping.

    If there is a way to trace the culprits they should be handed a hefty fine and a hefty sack and be made to clean up other areas where people, like themselves, have decided to dump their junk.

    We live in such a beautiful, pristine place and it is a shame that some just dont get it.

    ...they should be handed a hefty fine

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    In response to Mr. Davies of CUPE Local 374. He talks of the regions 13 municipali-ties as a common bar-gaining front and that this should be the determining factor in the Sooke employees contract.

    I beg to differ, first, the Sooke employees do not work for a branch office of Municipalities Inc. but rather, the Dis-trict of Sooke and its citizens (taxpayers).

    It is, therefore, logical that all bargaining is at the local level. There is very little similarity in any respect, between Sooke and most, if not all the other municipal-ities. As it is only the local taxpayers that fund the district, it is those citizens who will determine what they are able and willing to pay.

    Instead of compar-ing pay and benefits to other municipalities, which is always conve-nient, maybe its time to make the comparison between local Govern-ment and the citizens which they govern. The comparison between the public and private sector employees pay and benefits, would I think, ensure a more realistic perspective.

    Lorne ChistensenSooke

    Wild and outlandish claims

    Although there was no evidence of a prob-lem of marijuana use in Canada in 1923, its inclusion in the Opium and Drug Act may have been influenced by the writings of Emily Mur-phy, a crusading Edmon-ton, Alberta magistrate. In 1920 she published a series of sensational and racist articles in McLeans magazine on the horrible effects of drug use and the delib-erate debauching of the young by evil, often alien, traffickers.

    The articles were later expanded into a book, The Black Can-dle, published in 1922. Her views on marijuana were derived mainly from correspondence with U.S. enforcement officials.

    She quotes, for example, the Chief of Los Angeles Police Department: Persons using this narcotic (marihuana) smoke the dried leaves of the plant, which has the effect of driving them completely insane. The addict loses all sense of moral responsibility. Addicts to this drug, while under its influ-ence, are immune to pain, and could be injured without having any realization of their condition.

    While in this condi-

    tion they become rav-ing maniacs and are liable to kill or indulge in any form of violence to other persons, using the most savage meth-ods of cruelty without, as said before, any sense of moral respon-sibility... If this drug is indulged in to any great extent, it ends in the untimely death of its addict.

    There was absolutely no truth to any of those wild and outlandish claims. It was in this cli-mate of irrational fear that the criminal sanc-tions against marijuana were enacted.

    And see who is con-tinuing this ongoing propoganda... Cpl. Scott Hilderley.

    Do you see the con-nection? Wake up and smell the flowers!

    Michael D. EthierCache Bay, Ont.

    Fix needs for school

    After recieving some phone calls about the drainage conditions at Ecole Poirier Elemen-tary school I decided to investigate.

    What I found was a clear case of poor design and a complete lack of regular mainte-nance to ditches and culverts. If the school board were to inspect these conditions I am sure that relief would be forthcoming. There is simply no excuse for these conditions and with the heavy tax bur-

    den paid by Sooke resi-dents, any reasonable person would expect better facilities.

    Children should not be expected to bring multiple sets of cloth-ing and footwear just to play outside. There is standing water six inches deep for 100 square feet outside of the new portable and the drain is much too high to be effective.The parking lot floods every-time it rains because the bioswail (ditch) is overgrown and thus creates a dam.

    I understand the school principle has complained many times but budget short-falls are the excuse by the board.

    Does this mean that all our schools will fall apart because we cant budget for regular main-tenance?

    The people of Sooke send over $2 million to School District 62 for education and I believe reasonable conditions should be compulsory for a quality education.

    I do not have any kids in school but I echo the concerns of those that do. If the union and the board will allow it, I will be happy to fix the obvious issues on my own dime.

    As for the sewer smells and the outfall into Demamiel Creek, well thats another letter altogether and I never like to speak out of turn.

    Herb HaldaneSooke

    Criminals win during prohibition

    I dont believe for a minute that the legali-zation of marijuana is an issue at all. What I see is a lack of strong laws and penalties, directed at gangs, orga-nized crime, Mafia and white collar criminals.

    It is obvious that the public has romanti-cized all these groups, and they stand for a sort of rebel spirit in the wider public view, who admire the power of money: unexpressed openly perhaps, but nevertheless evident. All these criminal groups are protected by expensive lawyers, inadequate laws and courts and a shackled police in their powers to obtain evidence.

    Marijuana should be legal to grow in your own home, to use your-self and for medical use. But the real issue is organized crime and

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    iWe asked: What do you think should be done with John Phillips Memorial Park?

    I would love to see it as a public park, its a lovely

    piece of property.

    Debra Rose Sooke

    It should be like a park, like a playground. A dog park would be good.

    Andrea RandallSooke

    I think it should stay the way it is.

    Peter PlanesSooke

    A pitching pot would be nice, someway for families to spend a nice afternoon.

    Sheila ClarkSooke

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  • white collar criminals. Why do we accept such groups as par for the course? The RCMP should be able to tap my phone, read my mails, take pictures of my comings and goings till the end of time. Why would that concern me? Its a though not-hing can be done any-more without having your hands tied behind your back.

    And as for the Mari-juana Party the fede-ral Liberals they have half wrecked this coun-try with their touchy, feely pussy footing.

    Finally weve got some real leadership to pull us out of this ship-wreck waiting for a rock to hit and its not Bob Rae.

    We need to be talking about commerce and the economy, and the elimination of high-end criminals. This coun-try needs leadership now, there are rough waters ahead and to remain afloat we need somebody smart, real, and tough to show us the way through Bob Rae with his Marijuana Party is not that lea-der.

    We can all vote fede-ral NDP later on, when things are smooth, when Canada is rich and on top again. Then we can afford to vote NDP, but for now we need Harper and his Reform Party the Conservatives not the Marijuana Party.

    Sorry to rock your leaky boat B.C., or should I rather say, were I to be honest to a fault your leaky condo.

    N.E. MacNabShirley

    Are you missing your bed?

    Got to Matheson Lake Park early Sunday morning only to dis-cover a boxspring and mattress on the road by the gate. If anyone knows of somebody that moved out of Metchosin or East Sooke on Saturday, March 31, that might be missing their bed, please let me know. We would love to trace them to their new home and publish that address so that we can return these items to their rightful owner, along with whatever other trash other folks might possibly dis-cover on the roads and ditches in the vicinity.

    Obviously the party in question cannot afford rope, so I will per-sonally donate some, so that we can tie this person up long enough for whoever wants to explain to him/her their feelings about our park being used as this par-tys garbage dump.

    Signed Disgusted.David Topelko

    Sooke

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    LETTERSAs a result of volun-

    teers leaving the Sooke area, the Meals on Wheels program is des-perately seeking people who can help.

    If you have a passion for cooking and driv-ing, perhaps you may want to consider giv-ing a little time to this worthwhile volunteer-run organization.

    They need help pre-paring meals for seniors and shut-ins on Mon-day, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Deliv-ery drivers drive about one-and-a-half hours while cooks helpers

    work from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall. They work in groups of eight people twice a month and it is an excellent way to meet new peo-ple and have a social outlet while volunteer-ing and giving back.

    Without additional volunteers, the organi-zation will have to scale back the meals to two days per week. Many seniors rely on the per-sonal contact, thereby enhancing their lives.

    If you can help call Alma at 250-642-2184 or May at 250-642-4973.

    president of the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. If theres going to be fishing allowed at some level, its not going to impact us too much.

    The derby provides most of the operat-

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    Families, older peo-ple and workers are once again hit the hard-est in the Conservative budget released today according to Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca). Cuts announced for the Old Age Security program and healthcare funding were confirmed in the budget plan tabled by the Minister of Finance.

    Despite public oppo-sition, the budget con-firmed that the Conser-vatives will raise the OAS eligibility age from 65 to 67, forcing seniors to work two years longer to make ends meet. It also unilater-ally changes the fund-ing formula for federal health transfers, cutting funding to provinces by $31 billion and opening the door to privatiza-tion and two-tier health care.

    One of the biggest concerns I have about this budget is its impact on fishing in my riding Garrison said. Cutting $96.5 million from the DFO is disastrous for the fishing industry on Vancouver Island he continued. These cuts will further reduce the ability of DFO to man-age and enhance fish stocks and put at risk not also the sustainabil-ity of the salmon and halibut fishery, but also thousands of jobs in the sport fishing indus-try in my riding Gar-rison said.

    After months of delay waiting for a response from the Conservatives to finally commit to fund their share of rail-bed repair for the E&N Railway Garrison was hopeful that he would see that commitment today in the budget. It seems the Conserva-tives are waiting even longer before making a crucial decision and risk total gridlock out-side the Dockyard gate when the new ship-building jobs come on stream Garrison said.

    I will continue to push the government to commit to the $7.5 mil-lion needed to repair the railway as soon as possible Garrison con-cluded.

    I am also alarmed to see further cuts to Veterans Affairs in the Conservatives budget, Garrison continued. We have heard over and over again that vet-erans are not getting the services they need and deserve. It is a fiction to suggest, as the Con-servatives are doing, that these cuts can be

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  • Who is Duane Cutrell?

    Cutrell is a naval communicator with the Canadian Armed Forces and recruit volunteer fire fighter in Sooke.

    One thing Cutrell would like locals to know is that fire fight-ers wear many different hats, one of them being public educator.

    As well as fire fight-ing we also do commu-nity outreach and we try to make the com-munity a safer place by public education, he said. Were there to talk about safety anytime theyre inter-ested.

    What brought you to Sooke?

    When I made the decision to move out to Sooke, I was look-ing for some place that was a little quieter, a lit-tle more scenic. We did some looking around Langford and a couple of other communities, and there was the right sort of property that we wanted to build on, so we moved out here.

    What do you like most about Sooke?

    The people, theres a lot of friendly people out here.

    What is your favou-rite saying?

    That what does not kill you, makes you stronger. Friedrich Nietzche

    When the well runs dry, how do you recharge?

    Take time to relax and take your mind off work or whatever youre doing, and just go out and enjoy nature.

    What/who is your strongest influence?

    Id have to say that being part of the mili-tary was my strongest influence. It really helped shape my life and make me the per-son I am today.

    The world would be a vastly better place if only people would...

    If everybody would rememebr that were all the same, were all equal.

    Accomplishments you are proud of?

    As far as fire fighting is concerned, I recently got my level 1 fire fighter certification.

    Im a volunteer blood donor, and Ive made over a 100 dona-tions, so Im proud of that accomplishment.

    No one is better than me at...

    Because Im in the communications trade, I am really good at working with radios and computers. Im good at fixing things.

    I just cant get the hang of...

    Im not good at win-ning contests.

    If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

    John A. McDonald, he was of course a very prominent Canadian. He formed the country and made Canada what it is today. I think itd be interested to talk to him about what his ideas for the country were and how Canada evolved

    -- if it went where he thought it would go.

    If you couldnt do what you are doing, what would you do?

    If I couldnt do fire fighting Id be doing a community oriented thing -- working in emer-gency social services or search and rescue, that sort of thing.

    What do you do for kicks?

    Like any other guy I like to play video games.

    As far as healthy pur-suits, I enjoy hiking, and taking pictures, going out for a run every once and a while.

    The Sooke News Mir-ror will be profiling area volunteer fire fight-ers, to let the commu-nity know who they are and why were proud to have them in our midst.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com COMMUNITY 21

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    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Final input gathered at OCP public hearing

    The last public hear-ing for the District of Sookes Bylaw No. 400, Official Commu-nity Plan took place on Monday, March 29.

    The document has been through numer-ous revisions in order to take into account and include concerns and recommendations for the residents of Sooke.

    After two-and-a-half years, the document was brought forward to the public for final com-ment.

    The most current proposed changes are available for perusal on the districts website at: www.sooke.ca, go to the regular council agenda for March 29.

    The issue that brought the most com-ments from both coun-cil and the public was the use of lands in the Harbourview/Sea to Sea Parklands to access lands beyond the municipal boundary.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    Hulk in the Harbour staying... for now

    The vessel Flor-ence Filberg aground in Sooke Harbour will likely be staying where it is.

    In a report to District of Sooke council, staff state the vessel can-not be deemed aban-doned for a period of two years, accord-ing to the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The vessel is in navi-

    gable waters and falls under the jurisdiction of Transport Canada. After two years the Minister can authorize any person to take pos-session of and remove the vessel or other thing for that persons own benefit, on giving to the owner, if known, one months notice.

    At the regular council meeting on March 25, council made a motion to contact the appro-priate levels of federal and provincial govern-ment to see what the options are for the der-elict vessel.

    If we touch it, its our liability and costs, said Mayor Janet Evans.

    If anyone except the owner tries to move the vessel, they are liable for any damage to the ocean floor, etc.

    The staff report said unless the vessel is proven to be a genuine hazard to navigation or is an environmental hazard, nothing can be done at this time.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2007

    New marina planned for Sunny Shores

    New owners of Sunny Shores have big plans for the marina. On March 28, council reviewed their develop-ment permit application and made the decision to have the application go to the Committee of the Whole on April 2 for public input.

    The developers/own-ers, Dallas Juilen and Pete Dosanjh, are want-ing to construct 10 four-plex share units on the 5.5 acre site

    The three-phase development will even-tually include boat and recreational trailer

    parking, a new marina, tennis court, office/cof-fee shop and a public waterfront walkway. Plans also include underground park-ing and adherence to Smart Growth and Sus-tainable Development principles.

    Both staff and coun-cil have a desire to pro-ceed with this and the Sooke Harbour Cham-ber of Commerce has expressed support in principle.

    A draft Business Licence Bylaw 301, would see the 600 cur-rent businesses in Sooke paying fixed fees for carrying on business and fines for not having a business licence.

    Council is not look-ing at implementation as a revenue generat-

    ing resource but rather a way of planning for long term economic development and a way of knowing what type of businesses are operat-ing in Sooke and where they are located.

    April 4, 2001P a c h e e d a h t

    $990,000 claim vote April 21

    Pacheedhat First Nation members will vote on APril 21 on a specific claim on historic lands and $990,000 of compensa-tion money, but a cou-ple of band members are concerned about what the band admin-istration plans to do with the compensation money.

    Pacheedaht mem-bers were sent a

    39-page settlement agreement package in February regarding an Agreement In Principle from Canada to return land to the Pacheedhat in the wake of a survey-ors mistake made over 100 years ago.

    The agreement sees the Pacheedaht acquire about 7.7 hectares of land between the San Juan Harbour and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. As part of the deal, the band would give up the roads and cemetery (lot 1) in the allocated area.

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    LOOKING BACK

    Capital Regional District

    The Juan de Fuca Economic Development Commission (EDC) is currently welcoming project proposals in search of funding assistance.

    The EDC supports economic development activities in the Electoral Area. The EDC allocates funds to support community initiatives that improve the economy and create jobs. Projects are expected to be self-sustaining following the initial grant; ongoing activity is not normally supported. The EDC funds projects that further the Commissions objectives.

    Types of ProjectsThe purpose of EDC assistance is to provide support to community based initiatives intended to improve the economic well-being of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

    Evaluation Criteria

    4XDOLW\of the proposed project - Relevance to meeting the EDCs objectives - Available resources - Clarity of business plan or other documentation

    Application forms and funding policy are available on the CRD website at

    2-6868 West Coast Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. The submission deadline for proposals is Monday, April 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

    Proposals will be submitted to the EDC for consideration at their meeting of Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

    Applicants are required to make a brief presentation regarding the proposal at the EDC meeting. Presentation plus responses to questions from the Commissioners should take no more than 15 minutes.

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    Where in the World?

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    The Sooke NewsMirror loves to travel.

    Top left, NancyDavies visited India in early March and took the Sooke News Mirror along. I have to say that people thought I was barking mad. Sitting with me on the elephant is my friend from Toronto, Donna Preston, said Davies.

    Fred and CaroleWhittaker were in Reykjavik, Icelandon their holiday to Iceland and the UK.Fred is behind a geyser and volcanotour bus.

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    Capital Regional District

    Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012Time: 7:00 pmPlace: East Sooke Fire Hall 1397 Coppermine Road1. Proposed Amendments to the Juan de Fuca Land Use Bylaw, 1992, Bylaw No. 2040 a) Increasing the Height and Total Floor Area of Accessory Buildings2. Proposed Amendments to the East Sooke Ofcial Community Plan, Bylaw No. 3353 a) Increasing the Denition of Steep Slope from 20% to 30% b) Additional Development Permit Exemptions c) Establishing a 3% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target d) Reect Adoption of the Parks Plan e) Incorporate Revised MappingDue to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. For conrmation or further information, please call 250.642.1500.Visit the JdF E.A. website: www.crd.bc.ca/jdf

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    A water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Sooke and East Sooke between January 1, 2012 and April 30, 2012.Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of ushing in their vicinity. If you require such notication, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

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  • 24 CLASSIFIEDS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Mother died peacefully in her sleep on March 28, 2012 at Mount St. Mary in Victoria. She was born in Pinawa, Manitoba on July 27, 1913 and baptized in Boda, Norway. She was predeceased by her husband,

    Squadron Leader Thomas Martin Burns and her grandson Rob Reynolds. She leaves six children-Shirly (Alan)-Sooke, Pat-Ottawa, Tom-Powell River, Beverley (David)-Edmonton, Peter (Sharon)-Arizona and Bill-Victoria. She had 11 grandchildren-Don, Robert, Andy, Janet, Debbie, Barbara, Dean, Patrick, Bridget, Kevin, Bill and the following great-grandchildren-Dustin, Nicole, Barrett, Jakob, Harry, Mathew, Conner, Megan, and David.

    Before residing at Mount St. Mary, Mom lived in Sooke where she made many friends. She enjoyed playing cribbage and bridge and loved her garden. Mom's greatest interest was in cooking and she loved watching cooking shows on television. She was a great reader that in turn inpired her to travel and she enjoyed visiting countries all over the world. She loved living in Sooke and donated money to the Sooke Senior Bus, the Swimming Pool and for a seat in the theatre at Edward Milne High School among many other things.

    There will be no formal funeral and interment will be at the Sooke Cemetery. The family would like to give our appreciation to Mount St. Mary for their wonderful care of Mom in her nal days. If anyone would like to make a donation, please do so to Mount St. Mary. Condolences may be made at www.sandsvictoria.ca

    Burns, Evelyn Margaret

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    Wiesselmann,Kurt Peter

    July 2, 1943 - March 23, 2012

    God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered come with me. With tearful eyes we watched you pass away.Although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.Sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty, daughter Karen, son Nik, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.

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  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com SPORTS 27

    Wolverines devour Rams in first season game

    Sharron Ho photo

    Two Wolverine players take down Mount Doug player and Sooke-native Mason Swift. Players go airbone for a line out at the game on March 29 at Edward Milne Community School.

    The atmosphere was perfect for Edward Milne Community Schools first senior rugby match.

    A water- logged field with a light drizzle set the stage for a running dual against the triple A Mount Doug Rams on March 29 at EMCS.

    The Wolverines opened the scoring with a penalty conver-sion by Arnold Charlie. Shortly after, he com-pleted another attempt

    opening up a 6 to 0 lead. Before half time the Wolverines were able to spin the ball to their shifty back line, which set up a Nick Pfe-ifer try. The score at half time was 11 to 0 for the Wolverines.

    The Rams had one strategy, run the ball through the defensive line of the Wolverines. They caught the Wol-verines napping after committing a penalty and were able to sneak

    the ball close to the try line. After repeated attempts, the Rams finally downed the ball in goal for their first and only try of the game. The conver-sion was unsuccessful resulting in score of 11 to 5 in favour of EMCS part way through the second half.

    What followed were dozens of solo run-ning attempts from the Rams, which were met by a wall of Wol-

    verine players swarm-ing the ball carrier. The Wolverines task was to steal the ball expe-diently, which they executed perfectly many times. Morgan DGanigian, acting as scrum half, was able to rifle a pass to his steady and sure-footed fly half, Zack Bryan. Bryan, following DGanigians lead dummied a ball to inside center Brenden David and then spun the ball once again to

    the sniper, Nick Pfeifer who dodged numerous tackles on the way to scoring his second try of the day.

    Harley Ring in eighth man position, and most valued for his defensive contributions, scored the final Wolverines try of the game. He did so off a lineout by catch-ing a short ball and dragging several Ram defenders with him as he powered his way across the goal line.

    According to Edward Milnes coaches, the Wolverines success came from their prepa-ration and solid under-standing of the game. Knowing that the Rams would predominately run the ball, Milne prac-ticed relentlessly on stealing the ball at the breakdown (tackle). Kudos goes to the Wol-verines forward pack for putting a stop to the offensive efforts of the much larger Triple A

    Mount Doug team. The final score was

    Wolverines 21 to Rams 5.

    Man of the match for the Wolverines went to Nick Pfeifer, who scored two brilliant tries. Man of the match for the Rams was Sooke-na-tive Mason Swift, who played well both offen-sive and defensively.

    By Jennifer Smith

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    SEAPARC STAR SEAPARC STAR of theof the WEEK WEEKThis weeks SEAPARC Star is four year old Makenna Taylor. She attends King sher Pre School where she most enjoys colouring, drawing and making crafts. She comes to our French Pre School here at SEAPARC with her friend Ashton; says that she know how to speak some French and is excited about starting kindergarten at Ecole Poirier this fall. She takes swimming and skating lessons here with us and is in her 2nd year of Ballet. Makenna says that she would like to sign up for gymnastics someday. She is very excited about her upcoming Birthday because her Grandma will be coming to see her and they will either be going to a farm or bowling! She likes camping, going to the beach and collecting rocks and shells. She likes going on trips; especially trips to Saskatchewan to visit her Dad. When we asked Makenna what she is good at; she responded with riding her bike, arts & crafts, going off the diving board and reading (yes, she can read a few books already)! Makenna helps out at home by making her bed, picking up after herself and keeping her room clean. She also clears the table after dinner and feeds her cat Sophie. She likes playing with her friends Chantelle and Maddy and she is described as being a rambunctious, kind and generous little girl who has a good sense of humour and loves joking around. She says that she might be a gure skater when she grows up but hasnt decided for sure. Thank you for being our SEAPARC Star Makenna, you are a shining star!

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    Its with great pride that Village Food Mar-kets presents the first-game of the 2012 Sooke Seahawks Pre-Atom fooball.

    The Seahawks played in Saanich against the fleet-footed Wildcats on April 1.

    The Wildcats jumped to a quick 6 point lead, however, the Seahawks had two great runs on their next possession by newcomer #5 quarter-back Malik Youla. Great blocking form from Spencer Logan, Hunter Swift, Manny Ratcliffe, the Fantastic 5 offen-sive lineman anchored by #6 Sebastian Rice, at centre guards, Kae-din Rheault,Jacob Bar-ney, Sian Cyr and first year Tyson Robinson -- who in his first game ever was a huge pres-

    ence physically on the field.

    Unfortunately the wily Wildcats contin-ued to dominate on offence, scoring 3 more touchdowns -- not giv-ing up Sooke offence lead by running back Thomas Lowerison,

    who zig and zagged his way to two impressive first downs with high-light reel moves left the Wildcats in their tracks. Also on offence, Spen-cer Logan, muscled his way on many a hard fought run.

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    Carrier and Malik Youla ran and clawed, they were, however, stopped short by the Saanich.

    Wing-backs Jared Steele, Quinn Macdon-ald Adam Hughes and first year player Finn Rogers all had impres-sive carries on defence.

    Nose tackle, Jacob Bar-ney, realized his goal of his first sack and fum-ble play. Luther White had the first tackle of his career and had plenty of help from Tye LInquist.

    Both first year play-ers held more than their own against bigger and more experienced play-ers.

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    Sooke scores at Twisters Invitational Lions Pride Gymnas-

    tics athletes competed at the Twisters Invita-tional in Abbotsford on March 24. The results for Sooke gymnasts are as follows:

    Provincial level

    three: Ciara Kemball:

    Eighth place for vault, ninth place for bars, 22nd place for beam, and fourth for floor. All around 17th place.

    Provincial level

    four: Natalie Louis: Ninth

    place for vault, fifth for bars, first place for beam, and third place for floor. All around third place.

    Provincial level five:

    Brianne Kerr: Third place for vault, second place for bars, fifth place for beam, and fifth place for floor. All around third place.

    by Tina Horword

    STARR running results The seventh race of

    the 2012 Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Merville 15K, was held April 1.

    Down from 332 in 2011, 284 runners came out to run the course in the Comox Valley. The temperature was again perfect -- seasonal, with sunny and calm condi-tions.

    The time in brackets next to the overall time is the 100M sprint time. The OA (overall win-ner) and his first Island Race Series win was Ben Brzezynski (20-24) from Aspire Running with a fast time of 50:18 and a sprint time of 14:90.

    The OA female was Care Nelson (25-29) from the FR Athletic Club with another fast time of 58:09 and 16th OA (21:22).

    The top Male Master was Vince Brotherston (45-49) from the Comox Valley Road Runners in a time of 54:12 and 5th OA (14:47).

    The Female Master winner was Valerie Bell (50-54) from PIH in a time of 1:03:57 and 41st OA (23:51).

    The Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR) had six runners in five various age groups and finished with five top ten finishes.

    Leading the STARR group was Sarah-Mae Pyndus (25-29) in a time of 1:08:18 (2011 time 1:16:03) and was second in a field of 20 and good for 75th OA (19:94).

    Next to hit the mat was Jonathan Dvorak (35-39) in his first Mer-ville 15K. Dvorak came in with a 1:15:18. He placed seventh in a field of 10 and was 119th OA (23:65).

    Next to cross was Vince Trahan (65-69) in a time of 1:24:59 (2010 time 2:19:51) and was fourth in a field of seven. and 189th OA (24:02).

    Hot on his heels was Bruce Hawkes (70-74). Hawkes was in with a 1:25:20 (2011 run time 1:23:23) and was sixth in a field of nine and 192nd OA (24:22).

    Not far behind was Tom Burgess (70-74). He hit the mat with a 1:25:33 (2010 time 1:20:40) and was sev-enth and 185th OA (27:43).

    Closing out our STARR field was Karen Way (45-49). Way, also in her first Merville run, did a 1:25:39 and was 11th in a field of 24 and 198th OA (27:24).

    STARR remains in

    seventh place with 747 points. To all the STARRs...outstanding.

    Our STARR sprinter was Sarah-Mae Pyndus with a 19:94.

    Our next race week-end which will also be the last race of the

    series will be the Sooke River 10K on April 15 at 11 a.m. Come out and cheer on the runners.

    by Vince Trahan

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    Bantam A boys get gold

    Sookes Bantam A team was in Abbots-ford on on March 22-25 in the Bantam Western Classic and won gold.

    Sooke saw the host team first, after a two week game layoff. Our boys got off to a slow start, but got their game play back in the third period, defeating the Abbotsford Hawks 5-2.

    Sooke next saw the Tri Port Eagles. Our boys dont play good

    hockey on morning ice and it showed, when they were down 6-3 going into the third period. After finally waking up, they rallied three goals in the last 10 minutes for the tie.

    Saturday saw two games that day. Sooke now in game form met Williams Lake for the first time. As the Zam-boni cleared the ice, Sooke had a 7-0 win.

    Later in the evening they met Nanaimo --

    this was a high penalty game for Nanaimo and Sooke capitalized -- put-ting Nanaimo away 8-1.

    The final tally in Round Robin saw Sooke and the Victoria Ice Hawks pull well away in points from the rest. Sooke and Victoria met in a Round Robin game that meant nothing to see who was going to the finals.

    A morning game saw sleepy Sooke players, who were clearly not

    awake, lose 9-1. They are not a morn-

    ing team. The two teams met

    up in the afternoon to settle the score and in a fast-paced, physi-cal game, Sooke pulled ahead late in the third to win Bantam Gold, 5-4 over Victoria.

    This is the third tour-nament this year they have won.

    by Kelly Lott,Bantam A coach

    The Bantam A teams latest win is one of three for the year

    Submitted photo

    Bantam Aboys defeated Victoria Ice Hawks for the gold.

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    Happy Hali fisherman unloads his catch at the dock at the March 25 Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby. The derby raised over $6,600 dollars for the Juan de Fuca Restoration Society, Charters River Interpretive Centre as well as $1,000 to the Sooke Food Bank along with over 120 pounds of halibut fillets. $400 went to the Sooke Historical Society to help out with the filming of the 75th anniversary Sooke Community Association. The Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the derby; over 120 anglers, and to all the many volunteers who helped out and to the businesses for the many donations of prizes for the derby and the silent auction. Your generosity helped make our 2nd Annual Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby a huge success, see you all next year.

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