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2331 CARPENTER ROAD KEMP LAKE $699,000 2381 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $349,900 1652 NARISSA ROAD WHIFFIN SPIT $529,000 WEST COAST STYLE HOME SPAC. 2340 SF 2BR 2 BATH RADIENT IN-FLOOR HEAT VICTORIA SIDE OF SOOKE OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 6482 CEDARVIEW PLACE SUNRIVER $409,900 SPRAWLING 3 BR 2 BATH 1802 SQ FT ONE LEVEL MBR w/WALK-IN & 4 PC ON ATTRACTIVE .33 ACRE POPULAR SUNRIVER PLAN 4BR 4 BATH 3 LEVELS 2623SF 1BR 1 BATH + DEN S/C SUITE QUIET CUL DE SACSUNRIVER CAMOSUN WESTSIDE OPEN HOUSE SAT. 2-4 OPEN HOUSE SAT. 2-4 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 2-4 PRESTIGIOUS WHIFFIN SPIT 4000SF(2872 fin.) 3 BAY GARAGE MAIN LIVINGSEP. LR/FAMILY 2 MIN. STROLL TO THE BEACH C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I ABlack PressWednesday, April 8, 2015Agreement#40110541Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 12Sports/stats Page 29CONSIDER THE LILIES VIII13th annual fibre art show at old St. Marys Church. Page 127x2.5Katz3.125x1.2DimockClassifieds 25 75Local artist gives high-five for recovered wooden hand sculptureOctavian LacatusuSooke News MirrorSooke-based artist, Steve Van Vugt (known as Art By Nature and Driftwood Steve) got his hand back - yes - his hand - a massive wooden sculpture that was plucked away by thieves from its Sooke Harbour House home on March 24, 2014. Vugt had just given the unique artwork to his niece as a natural cradle for her baby just before it disappeared, initially offering a $750 reward for its recovery. Thanks to a long and thorough investiga-tion by the local RCMP however, the piece is now back in its origi-nal place. It wasnt easy though.I notified the local shops, second hand stores, antique shops about my hand, and after six months, noth-ing surfaced, Vugt said. I almost lost hope. But karma - as well as the thiefs own inherent stupidity - was on Vugts side, after the individ-ual in question decided to take the piece to an antique store specializ-ing in wooden carvings and sell it - for a mere 100 bucks.Little did he know however, that he was only fooling himself.The owner of the store knew who made the hand, so he said, Im not interested, but I know someone who would be, why dont you give me your name and your number to which he did, Vugt said. Vugt then followed up on it and contacted the police. I went to the RCMP here in Sooke and they asked, would you be happy to get the hand back.? I said, sure. Of course, the sus-pects didnt want to eas-ily give up their prize, Vugt recalls. They were approached and told, if you dont pro-duce the hand, youll have to come in to the detachment and right away they said they sold the hand to some-one in Shawnigan, Vugt said.Following the warn-ing, police then went to the suspects Cowichan Bay-based home and, as Vugt says, low and behold, outside their house was his hand. But that wasnt all. The place was apparently littered with ATVs, totem poles and all kinds of stolen stuff.To Vugt, the ordeal was over. In the end, finding the hand wasnt a matter of money, or fame - it was an emo-tional investment, a part of his soul that he had recovered. I have to tip my hat to the wonderful RCMP boys here in Sooke, as well as Shawnigan for collaborating together and helping me get my hand back, he said. It made me realize that I can have faith in humanity again.Octavian Lacatusu photoDriftwood Steve had his faith in humanity restored after his carved wooden hand was recovered.Giving the man a handPirjo Raits photoAll quiet on the waterfrontThe government dock at the bottom of Maple Street is a favourite place to go porthole peeping. The fishboats are a quiet reminder of what this coast is all about and the harbour is a safe haven for boats and boaters. 250.642.6361Sooke is Selling!2015 Sooke Home Sales: 752014 Sooke Home Sales: 300TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.Good for SookeHere is a little article from the CBC which I think portrays Sooke in a very good light...as echoed by the one comment: perfect. for once a good idea. h t t p : / / w w w. c b c .ca/news/canada/brit-ish-columbia/sooke-skate-park-seeking-skateboarding-host-to-ensure-organized-chaos-1.3015037 Clean Air BylawUnderstanding the new CRD Clean Air Bylaw taking effect April 1.The bylawmakes all parks, playgrounds, playing fields, pub-lic squares and bus stops smoke-free and extends the smoke-free buffer zone outside of doorways, windows and air intakes from three metres (9.8 feet) to seven metres (22 feet).Regional and com-munity parks are included but provin-cial and federal parks are not included. Beaches below the high tide mark are not subject to the bylaw and the restriction is for tobacco and does not include E-cigarettes or marijuana.Travelers, surfers and campers will still be able to partake in smoking various substances around the campfire outside of CRD Parks and on the wind swept beaches of the Juan de Fuca, Sooke and Port Renfrew. Hopefully they will be conscientious and careful about sec-ond hand smoke which was the purpose of the bylaw.This was sent in by Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks.Curators Corner continuedFall ExhibitIn October the museum will be open-ing an exhibit on the life work of sculptor Jan Johnson. Johnson, who spent much of his life working and living internationally, used whimsy and irony when approaching themes of the human condi-tion and mythology in his metal works. John-sons wife, Mary Alice, and I will be working together to bring this exhibit to life. Other ExhibitsFrom July 11 to 18 the Pacific Jamboree for Boy Scouts is com-ing to Camp Barnard. In honour of this, the museum will be show-casing a few Boy Scout artifacts from our col-lection during that week. The museum is also working towards finishing up our newly renovated exhib-its on the churches and schools in Sooke. Another exhibit project we are undertaking is renovating the display case that holds our bas-ketry exhibit. We will be making the entrance to the exhibit more easily accessible for staff. At the same time, we will be adding more bas-kets and First Nations artifacts to refresh the display. 2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORprocessThis and ThaTSubmitted photoGet ready for the runwayEMCs Grads hard at work practicing for sunday april 12 performance of Grad Fashion show & silent auction.Performance starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets $10 at shoppers & EMCs office. all proceeds to go to EMCs Grads 2015.2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORprocessEdward MilneCommunity School Theatre6218 Sooke RoadFriday April 10Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7pmSPECIAL BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE EMCSSOOKE CHEERLEADING SQUAD!!!Tickets $15 - All Ages Show!Tickets available at: EMCS, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Stick,The Sooke River Store, and at the door.The 4th Annual Sooke RegionVolunteer & Non-Pro t Fair Discover whats happening in your community! Find a Volunteer Opportunity especially for you! Bring the whole family for fun, activities & refreshments!Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams WaySaturday, April 11th, 201512:00-3:00pm~ Admission is FREE~For more information, phone: 250-642-6364, ext. 235, or email sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com www.sookeregionresources.comMany thanks to all of our valued volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015!NEW This Year:SILENTAUCTIONAsk about our loyalty cardsand save up to 20% 778.350.FOOD(3663)Presented by McDerMaidsAsk your local participating restaurant for detailsWhen your food andbeverage needs a rideDinner & Alcohol Delivery4pm-10pm 7 days a week!www.foodcab.cawww.ragstorichesdogspa.caPHONE: Kelly at 250-472-2547Mobile Dog Groomer Now In Sooke!I now live in Sooke and Im accepting new clients in this area. Prices are $35 - $50. Tax included!See our services & prices at:www.sookesoil.comCome seeus for: Garden wastedrop-off Soil & Mulches Compost & Manure Decorative Rock Sand & AggregatesCome see Garden waste Compost & ManureArent you loving these sunny days and signs of SPRING? Open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pmSunday 10am-2pm2810 Ramsden Road (in the 3300 block of Otter Point Road, a block west of Sooke Business Park)WERE OPEN OUR REGULAR HOURS ON EASTER WEEKEND!!250-642-65096852 West Coast RoadSooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.comSales, Service & Parts for all Outboard and SterndrivesAre you ready to roll?Spring Trailer Service Brakes replaced or upgraded Bearings repacked or replaced Trailer tires & wheels LED light upgradesPwww.standingcedars.ca250-893-5621Inside Sooke Yoga / The Hope CentreStanding CedarsAcupunctureWestburn Garden Centre2036 Idlemore RoadLocally owned & operated250-642-4689 Blueberries & Rhubarb Strawberries & other Fruits Multi Graft Fruit TreesOpen 7 Days! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 NEW ARRIVALS!!Westburn Westburn Garden CentreGarden CentreLots of in store specials!!Westburn Garden CentreNew inventory arriving weeklyGreat Time to Plant! Strawberries & other Fruits Strawberries & other FruitsSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3Dear Residents,First and foremost, I would like to commend the efforts of council, staff and community volunteers for their combined efforts in moving Sooke forward as we wind up the first quarter of our term.Since our Inaugural Meeting, we have been building relationships, setting strategic priori-ties and working out a five-year financial plan that will set in place a framework to enable Sooke to move forward as the South Island des-tination for residents to prosper.For several years now, we have worked towards the creation of a vibrant town cen-tre and over the next several months, this vision will evolve into reality. Evidence of such is already under-way at the new Royal Bank site, and town centre improvements will include sidewalks, the long-awaited roundabout, intersec-tion improvements at Church and Sooke Roads along with Mur-ray and Sooke Road.Thanks to the dynamic work of council and staff, we have also successfully landed a cycling grant to provide a safe con-nection to the Gallop-ing Goose from the Sooke River Road Park and Ride. We have also endorsed a grant for the second phase of the connector, (Phillips to Charters Road), and recently celebrated the grand opening of the bike park at SEAPARC. We are very grateful to Director Mike Hicks for taking the lead on a grant through SEAPARC for an all-weather field at Fred Milne Park.Council is well aware of parking congestion in that area on busy sports day weekends, and a review is under-way to alleviate this. The newly formed Parks and Trails Com-mittee will be examin-ing allowable uses in Sooke River Road Park, and will then refresh the park plan for John Phillips Memorial Park, with other parks and trail opportunities to follow, including our boat launch facility.Council refreshed a motion from early 2014 for the library to issue a Request for Propos-als (RFP) for a new loca-tion in the town centre. The Vancouver Island Library Board will now take the lead on locat-ing a site for a new library, leaving council with strong encourage-ment from the referen-dum to follow through on exploring commu-nity facilities to accom-modate our diverse and growing population.The majority of council will be off to the Association of Van-couver Island Coastal Communities (AVICC) Conference, with a firm resolution to restate opposition to tanker traffic, in keeping with the results of last years plebiscite.A healthy commu-nity is a strong one, therefore I am pleased to pick up the reins on the Primary Health working group that was put together by outgo-ing Mayor Milne. As we roll out our strategic priorities, other work-ing committees will be formed for broader community engage-ment, and we look for-ward to sharing these priorities with you in the weeks to come.Weve received sev-eral letters of introduc-tion from community stakeholders, and we are pleased to be form-ing strong relations with the many parties that contribute to the overall wellbeing of our community.With your encourage-ment and support, Im confident that council and staff will continue to find creative ways to fulfill the goals and vision we all share in making Sooke an attrac-tive place to call home.With kind regards,Mayor Maja TaitCHAMBER AWARDSGet your tickets for the sooke Business excellence Awards night at the Prestige Hotel this saturday night, April 11.cocktAils At 5:30 p.m., call the sooke region chamber of commerce office or go online to purchase tickets. 250-642-6112 or sookeregionchamber.comSign up foR SoCCERDeADline for sPrinG soccer registration is this saturday, April 11 at the year end Wind up, 10 to 2 p.m. All-stAr GAme is at 2 p.m. with awards to follow. All starts will be posted on the sooke soccer Association web site. DuCK RACEtHe sooke HArBoursiDe lions are already getting their ducks in a row. you can spot the lions around town selling ducks for the race which takes place on may 9. fASHion SHoWtHe AnnuAl funDrAiser and silent auction takes place this sunday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.from the Mayors deskSubmitted photoFire Commission Chair Rob Wilson presented Chief Chelsey Kuzman with the keys to her brand new Dodge 5500 Diesel First Responder truck. The vehicle carries 400 gallons of water, pump system, fire fighting equipment, genera-tor and cost $140,000. The Port Renfrew taxpay-ers were supplemented with a $10,000 donation from local developer 3 Point Properties towards the purchase.In order right to left: Eric Peterson Greg Klem,Lori Adams, Deputy Chief Dan Kuzman, Mike Hicks (Regional Director), Chief Chelsea Kuzman, Rob Wilson (Chair Fire Commission), Kristine Pearson.Hicks thanked the Port Renfew Fire Fighters for their dedication to the community and singled out Chief Kuzman for her leadership. He said, Chief Kuzman deserves the very best first responder truck on the Island.The Port Renfrew Fire Department sponsored their annual Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast. Well over 100 people and children attended. UpSookeThumbs Upto All tHe nominees for the Business excellence Awards. it wouldnt be sooke without you.Brand new shiny fire truck55+ CLUBJoin me every second Thursday of each month for coffee, cake, prizes and of course a chance to catch up with friends. Also, take advantage of your 15% discount on most products on your special day. Make sure to enroll in our REWARDS program to get additional savings on future purchases. Talk to me and I will fill out the forms for you.KarenCustomer ServiceNext Seniors Day: Thursday April 9 PEOPLES DRUG MART... Where People Come FirstPEOPLEFIRSTCedar Grove Centre I 250.642.2226PEOPLES DRUG MART ...Where people come first.SAVEANYWHERE.Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, youll never go shopping without your smart phone again!Get Cash Back in 3 Easy StepsVisit save.ca/cashback to Learn More1. Browse & ShopBrowse the mobile app for your favourite brands offers, and purchase them at any store2. Upload Receipt Take a photo of your receipt and submit it through the app3. Get Cash Back! Once you reach just $5, the money you save will be transferred into your PayPal walletIn partnership withSAVEANYWHERE.Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, youll never go shopping without your smart phone again!Get Cash Back in 3 Easy StepsVisit save.ca/cashback to Learn More1. Browse & ShopBrowse the mobile app for your favourite brands offers, and purchase them at any store2. Upload Receipt Take a photo of your receipt and submit it through the app3. Get Cash Back! Once you reach just $5, the money you save will be transferred into your PayPal walletIn partnership withSAVEANYWHERE.Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, youll never go shopping without your smart phone again!Get Cash Back in 3 Easy StepsVisit save.ca/cashback to Learn More1. Browse & ShopBrowse the mobile app for your favourite brands offers, and purchase them at any store2. Upload Receipt Take a photo of your receipt and submit it through the app3. Get Cash Back! Once you reach just $5, the money you save will be transferred into your PayPal walletIn partnership withSAVEANYWHERE.Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, youll never go shopping without your smart phone again!Get Cash Back in 3 Easy StepsVisit save.ca/cashback to Learn More1. Browse & ShopBrowse the mobile app for your favourite brands offers, and purchase them at any store2. Upload Receipt Take a photo of your receipt and submit it through the app3. Get Cash Back! Once you reach just $5, the money you save will be transferred into your PayPal walletIn partnership with4 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORBassili's Best Lasagna, Alfredo or Shepherds Pie 907g ......................399Green Giant Valley SelelctVegetables 300-500g ..............2/500KraftShredded Cheese 340g ........599Bailey'sCoffee Creamer 400 mL .....2/500We e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s We d n e s d a y, A p r i l 8 - Tu e s d a y, A p r i l 1 4 , 2 0 1 5 O p e n 7 : 3 0 a m - 1 0 : 0 0 p m , 7 d a y s a w e e k i n c l u d i n g h o l i d a y s # 1 0 3 - 6 6 6 1 S o o k e R o a d L o c a l l y O w n e d L o c a l l y O p e r a t e dCordon Swiss, Broccoli & Cheese or Apple & BrieStuffed Chicken Breasts .................................399B.C. Transit Bus Passes, Lottery Centre, Gift Certificates and Canada Postage Stamps We reserve the right to limit quantities Proud member of Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Village Food MarketsFresh MeatSeaFoodBulk FoodsProduceFrozen Dairy NaturalFoodsBakeryCheck out all our Grocery Specials in our Instore Flyer! Black ForestHam .............................................................149 HearthBread280g ...............................................299 Valley Farms French Fries900g ...................2/500 Dairyland Lactose FreeMilk2L ............................. 399Earth's Best OrganicBaby Food Pure128 mL ...........................3/400Chilean SeedlessRed Grapes 4.37/kg .......................................198UnicoPasta454g .......................99Dempster'sSignature Whole GrainBreads600g 3 Varieties .......2/500Old El PasoRefriedBeans398 mL .....................239UnicoTomatoes796 mL All Varieties .3/400AdamsPeanutButter500g .........................299Kraft DinnerSpecialty Mac & Cheese175-200g ..................2/300Bush'sBakedBeans398 mL All Varieties .5/500Campbell'sEveryday Gourmet Soup540 mL All Varieties .2/400Boxed Water is BetterWater 500 mL ...................3/200GermanSalami ..............................................................................................................................219Vegetarian or Ham & CheeseQuiche ........................................................................................................................699MontrealBeef ..........................................................................................................................................199Ham & CheeseMacaroni Salad ...................................................................................119Newman's OwnDressings 350 mL ..............................299Aloe GloeCrisp Aloe Water 450 mL ........2/300Minute Maid Orange or Grapefruit Juice 295 mL .......3/400Cool WhipDessert Topping 1L ..................299Olympic OrganicYogurt 650g ...................................399Mini BabybelCheese 6's .........................................499Double RainbowSoy Cream 473 mL ......................449Mountain SkyNatural Body Soap 135g ...2/500Made from ScratchOatmeal Raisin Cookies 12 pk .......449Plain Bagels 6 pk...............................................379Made in StoreLemon Meringue Pies 8" ................599Angel Food Cake 8" ................................399B.C. GrownGalaApples1.94/kg ....................88MexicanHaden Mangos .................2/300B.C. Grown 5lb BagGold Dust Potatoes ......300Taylor FarmsRomaine Hearts 283g ....2/500California MineolaTangeloes1.94/kg ....................88CaliforniaBunch Spinach .................... 2/300Organic!Cooking Onions 3lb Bag ........300Et TuCaesar Salad Kits 113g ......... 2/500Wild Previously Frozen Coho Salmon FilletsFresh WholeRainbow Trout .........................132Golden DiptBatter Mixes .....................2/500Fresh PorkLoin ChopsBoneless, Center Cut 6.59//kg ......................................299+dep/lb/lb /lb/100gFamily SizeDeli+dep220Lean or Prime CutsDog Food680g ......................2/300Purex Double Roll or UltraBathroomTissue12 Roll ...............................599Arm & Hammer LiquidLaundryDetergent2.03L ................................499All VarietiesPepsi12 pack ...........................299HawkinsCheezies210g .............................3/500Gallo Extra VirginOlive Oil500 mL ..........................399/100g/100geaeaWhole Roasted Salted or UnsaltedCashews..............................................235Dan D PackMountain Trail Mix 1 kg .......................699Ju Jubes ............................................49/100g/100g/100gWine Gums .........................................109LicoriceAll Sorts ............................................89Dried , WholeCranberries ......................................89/100gAlberta Beef AAOutside RoundOven Roast9.90/kg .............................449FreshChicken Legs w/back 4.83/kg ......219OlymelBacon 375g All Varieties...........................399Olivieri FreshFilled Pasta 600-700g All Varieties .....699/100g+dep/100gAlberta Beef AABoneless BladeSimmering Steaks9.90/kg .............................449Fresh, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs 11.00/kg ............499Maple LodgeChicken Wieners 450g ..............199 Olivieri FreshPasta Sauce 160-330 mL All Varieties 399 /lb/lb /lbENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A LOUNGE OR BARBECUE SET. NEWValu PakGallo Extra VirginHOT BUYBoxed Water is BetterHOT BUY/lbValu PakMexicanRomaTomatoes2.20/kgBoneless/lb100/100gCrisp Aloe Water 450 mL ........2/3HOT BUYNEW/100g/lbFor over a decade cabaret has been enjoying a renaissance around the world. The genre refuses to be limited to any one thing, as it shifts and slips between vintage-infused music hall, bur-lesque, musical theatre, physical comedy, satire into straight up agit prop political theatre. The cabaret scene that began in underground clubs and dives, and to this day, retains its transgressive roots and sense of outra-geous spectacle. Caba-ret, however, is more than a cross-fertilizing of music, comedy, vari-ety, circus, burlesque, live art, theatre, dance, clubbing, even cinema.What is Cabaret Sooke?Cabaret -Sooke essentially springs out of the creative energies of many of the artists involved with the local theatre group Sooke Harbour Players. It was seen as a way for these artists to continue prac-ticing their craft, hon-ing and sharing their skills with each other, as well as encouraging new voices and diver-gent talents from the Sooke community to come forth and join forces. The idea caught the imagination of many artists in the commu-nity and they were soon joined by a host of other incredibly tal-ented people. In early January, Cabaret Sooke secured the support of Sooke Harbour Players and began rehearsing dance numbers, pole, hoops, as well as musi-cal numbers with The Band. The Band is led by Taylor Caspersen (organ, keys, and gui-tar) and Harry Somers (bass and band leader) and featuring Dave Gal-lant on guitar, Michael Hamilton on drums, and Gene Sibelius on slide guitar along with special appearances by Miranda Wright on accordion and squeeze box and Sonya Miller on harmonica and slide whistle and percussive instruments. Along with Jill Sweetin, the shows cre-ative director, Anthea Browne has worked hard with everyone on choreographing and directing many of the numbers; Marian Schols has also worked hard providing the vocal direction for the artists. And none of it would have been pos-sible without the pro-ducing talents of Ross Pratt, Derek Lewers, Ron Larson, and a team of uber talented and dedicated artists.The artists, musi-cians, and a dynamic production crew are in the midst of putting the finishing touches on the production this week. So dont be sur-prised if you see flashes of performers in fish net stockings or bow ties running in and out of the community hall this week. And get your tickets early, there will be a limited number for sale at the door but word has it that there arent many left at the local ticket vendors: The Stick in the Mud, Shoppers, and Kemp Lake Store. Also, dont forget by wearing a costume to the show (top hat to dam circus/glam goth/steampunk and every-thing in between) you will get $5 back at the door for getting into the cabaret spirit.And it seems every-one wishes to see it hap-pen more often - like a yearly Harvest/Hallow-een Cabaret night right here in Sooke. But one thing at a time.Where: Sooke Com-munity Hall, 2037 Shei-lds Rd.When: April 10 & 11 at 8 p.m.Cabaret with over 20 acts mild to wild.Break out dance party to follow with DJ.This is a 19+ event; I.D. will be checked at the door.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5Cabaret Boite Noire Sooke this weekendPirjo Raits photoBLUE HULLThe scene under the government dock takes on an abstract look when taken from the water line.The best days of the coming week for outdoor activities are today and Thursday with temperatures to 13 degrees. Light showers and spring weather for the rest of the week with temperatures hovering around 11 degrees.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5321-3980 Shelbourne St.Victoria250.477.7234If you are considering selling, it is imperative in todays changing Real Estate Market that you have accurate and up to date information about the value of your home. Call me for your FREE no-obligation Market Evaluation PERSONAL REAL ESTATE COPORATION 250-642-5050 Marlene Arden marlenearden@shaw.ca www.sookelistings.com April 11th & 12thSaturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pmPEARKES RECREATION CENTRE3100 Tillicum Road Victoria, BCLIKE us. TWEET us. Were social animals!$8 Adults $6 Seniors/StudentsKids 12 and under FREE (must be accompanied by an adult). Wacky Wiener Races Whats the right pet for you?Lots of door prizes to be won!EducationEntertainmentShopping and MORE!Prepare for a pet-lovin fun weekend!Present this ad to receive 2 for the price of 1 admission.JOHN VERNONSookes Real Estate ProfessionalSookes #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991*For the better part of twenty years John has proven to be an outstanding realtor to me and many of my friends. He exemplifies those qualities so important in a professional. John is knowledgeable, diligent, gentlemanly, positive and truly sensitive to the individual needs of each of his clients. John always gives 100 % to every client, whether one is a buyer or a seller. In essence, John is simply the best! C. Weilerwww.johnvernon.com*Victoria Real Estate Board MLSe m a i l : J o h n @ J o h n V e r n o n . c o mJOHN VERNONB.A., C.H.A.250-642-5050camosun westsideTESTIMONIAL #217PRECCall John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS - ALWAYS.COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER- SOCIAL SERVICESCALL VICTORIA: 250.384.8121 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COMAs a Community Support Worker, you will be able to provide rehabilitation, support, and other forms of assistance tochildren, youth, and families while supporting social workers and health care professionals. Train in this rewarding career.Career Opportunities: Child and Youth Care Worker Womens Shelter Worker Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Worker Family Place Worker Settlement/Newcomers Service Worker PROGRAMS START MONTHLYFIND YOUR PASSION. FIND YOUR PURPOSE.Theres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.com6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORThurs Apr 9ODTODDLERTIMEAt the Sooke Library 10:30 to 11 a.m.,Hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months. Register at 250-642-3022.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCRIBBAGE 7 P.M.BINGOSrs Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community HallBABYTIMEOn the first Thursday of each month, 2 p.m. Sooke Library.NIGHT MARKET INFO Busker & Vendors 7 p.m. Museum Service Bldg.Fri Apr 10italVITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call June 250-642-2032 for information.SACRED CHANT CIRCLE7:30 p.m. Sooke Yoga & Wellness, Hope Centre. 6750 West Coast Road.SCOTT WARD COMEDIAN AND HYPNOTISTEMCS 7 p.m.Mon Apr 13PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30-11. 250 642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.Sun Apr 12ACANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5, kids welcome.Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. All ages are welcome.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.GRAD FASHION SHOWEMCS 6:30 p.m. Tickets$10 Shoppers DM and EMCS office.Wed Apr 15WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeet and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.Sat Apr 11OYAL CANA CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.BROOM BASH9-2 p.m. Whiffin SpitCHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NIGHTPrestige Hotel, 5:30 p.m. Tickets 250-642-6112 Community CalendarCOMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercialand free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.SHOPPERSDRUG MART250-642-5229Tues Apr 14BABY TALKWhy tummy time is important. At the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 250-642-5464.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.STORYTIMEAges 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Sooke Library. Free but call 250-642-3022 to register CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS7:15 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House Potlatch Rm. 7-9 p.m. Ongoing every 2nd Tuesday of the month.Child, Youth & Family Centre: 6672 Wadams WayFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips RdPeoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSt. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend RdSooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662Municipal Hall: 2205 Otter Point Rd Sooke Community Hall: 2037 Sheilds Rd.Directory: Where to find whatImproving safety and mobilityCycling corridor east of Sooke to be widenedAs part of B.C. on the Move, the Gov-ernment of B.C.s new 10-year transporta-tion plan, Transporta-tion and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced priority actions for Vancouver Island to make targeted safety improvements, to improve access between provincial highways and to reduce congestion.The ministry is com-mitting to deliver key upgrades to reduce congestion and improve commuter mobility along Highway 1 between Langford and Victoria. During consultations for B.C. on the Move, the gov-ernment heard that the Colwood Crawl is a major concern for com-muters. Following these consultations, the min-istry has committed to assess the potential for a future interchange on Highway 1 at McKenzie Avenue.Preliminary engineer-ing work is underway to look into the feasibil-ity of building a future interchange to help traffic flow more effi-ciently. The B.C. gov-ernment will be look-ing to partner with the federal government and local governments to help ease conges-tion and improve safety along this key corridor.Recognizing that cycling is important on Vancouver Island, the ministry plans to widen the shoulders on High-way 14 east of Sooke, to make this popular cycling route safer for cyclists. This work will be tendered this spring with completion antici-pated by the end of the year. I value connecting communities on Van-couver Island, and I am pleased to see these upcoming transporta-tion plans for some of our key highway cor-ridors on the island. The Highway 1 and Highway 4 upgrades will improve safety for motorists, and the Highway 14 upgrades east of Sooke will make that corridor safer for cycling enthusi-asts, said Don McRae, Comox Valley MLA.B.C. on the Move is governments new 10-year plan for the improvement of the provinces transpor-tation network. It pro-vides a comprehensive road map for transpor-tation investments and strategic policy actions over the next decade. The actions prioritized in B.C. on the Move will enhance safety, grow the economy, maintain and replace aging infra-structure, and support trade for B.C.s expand-ing resource sectors through Canadas Asia-Pacific Gateway. Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest up to $2.5 bil-lion to improve British Columbias transporta-tion network. File photoCyclists will soon have an easier road to ride.6 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR3rd ANNUALApril 10th-12thFriday, April 10th, 2015 10:00am 8:00pmSaturday April 11th, 2015 10:00am 8:00pmSunday April 12th, 2015 10:00am 5:00pmAdmission: $5.00 (weekend wristband cash only)Friday & Saturday: 2 for 1 Admission after 6:00pm(Children Free: Under 18 accompanied by an Adult)Parking: FreeRVDA of BC 604-575-3368info@rvda.bc.ca www.rvda.bc.caArbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre1515 East Island Hwy., Nanoose BayCycling has always been important in SookeDoug Peden was often called The great-est British Columbia athlete of all time. He began his impressive list of more than 60 major trophies by win-ning the BC Cycling Championship in 1934. Watching the opening of the new Bike Park at SEAPARC last weekend, I was reminded of how renowned he and his brother Torchy were at cycling in the 1930s. I dont know whether cyclists of that era had exciting bike jumps to test their prowess, but the Peden brothers excelled at professional Six day bicycle races that were the rage then, including events at Madison Square Gar-den. Doug Peden was an all-round athlete, excelling in a variety of sports besides cycling. In 1936 he was on the Canadian basketball team at the Olym-pic Games in Munich, bringing home a silver medal. In baseball he played for the Pitts-burgh Pirates in the 1940s. Among his hon-ours was his induction into Canadas Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.In spite of the years of international acclaim, he never forgot his roots. A loyal son of Victoria, he remem-bered the happy times spent hiking in the Sooke hills, he and his buddies camping out at the lakes that bear his familys name. The Peden family started in business in Victoria early in the 20th cen-tury; they operated a feed store, Scott & Peden Ltd, at the foot of Pandora, just about where Swans Hotel is today.In the early years, roaming through the Sooke hills from Victo-ria as far as Sooke Lake was a frequent pas-time of young fellows, and the Pedens often camped at these small lakes, where Bill Peden, the dad, built a cabin in the 1920s. It wasnt long before the name stuck. Sookes own Doug Mac-Farlane was a frequent hunting partner of Doug Peden.Peden Lakes form the headwaters for Mary Vine Creek. My own memory of the Peden Lakes goes back 70 years, when Id tag along behind my broth-ers camping in the Sooke hills. Wed tend to camp on top of Mt. Empress, skirt Shei-lds Lake and camp at Peden Lake before heading for home, our packs lighter with the food all gone. We did not know about the cabin, and tents were unheard of for us, wed camp under a spread-ing fir or pine tree, and cut boughs for a mat-tress. Wed see tracks of bear, wolf and cou-gar, so Id stick pretty close behind my broth-ers, but we didnt meet any.Sooke as a commu-nity is traditionally very big on sports and the outdoor life, so the next time you are out hiking in the hills on the east side of the Sooke River, maybe give a thought to the Pedens and the long history of sports that have gone before.Elida Peers, HistorianSooke Region MuseumSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7Cycling and the PedensSRHS photoDoug Pedan was a well-known athlete in British Columbia and a lake in the Sooke hills is named for the Pedan family.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7Capital Regional DistrictReview of Rough Draft OCPEast Sooke Fire Hall1397 Coppermine Road, Sooke, BCApril 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.Public Welcome to AttendFor further information or to add your email to ourcontact list or to submit comments on the draft OCP,please email jdfinfo@crd.bc.ca or call 250.642.1500. We will send reminder notices of upcoming CitizensCommittee meeting and events.Notice ofEast Sooke OCP Review Committee MeetingMeet your Realtorhomehhohohomomomwelcome Real Estate& PropertyManagementMike WilliamsNancy VieiraStacey ScharfBrendan Herlihy#26716 WEST COAST ROAD *CEDAR GROVE CENTRE* 250-642-3240www.pembertonholmes.com pembertonholmessooke@shaw.caSue DanielsManaging BrokerMichael DickClayton MorrisAlannah BrenanOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-32354 CHRISTAN DRIVE $349,000Join us and see this Totally Renovated, UpperUnit Strata Duplex. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath unit.NOTE: Lower unit is also on the market.STACEY SCHARF 250-889-5994CLAYTON: AS A BUILDER & A REALTORBRINGS into BEING,DREAMS into DESIGNS,HOPES into HOMES.SMILE and SAY SOLDCLAYTON MORRIS 250-686-9814OCEAN VIEW, HIGH END CONDO!$374,9002 Bedrooms, 2 baths, granite countertops, hardwood oors, stainless steel appliances. Private Marina on site. 1 Underground parking spot included. Call me today to view!ALANNAH BRENAN 250-516-797312-2045 GATEWOOD$925 PER MONTHLarge 2 bedroom apartment on ground oor.Quiet end unit. Update kitchen.Covered private patio. Just a short walk to shopping and buses.STACEY SCHARF Ppty Mgr 250-889-5994FOR RENTWhen List your home with Michael you receive the bene t of his29 years of award-winning experience selling homes in Sooke.You will also receive Complimentary Legal Fees when your homes sells.And it will! Unanswered questions?Call Michael for answers to all your Real Estate Questions.250-642-6056 or email michaeldick@isellsooke.comLori Kersten Managing Broker Tim Ayres Tammi Dimock Allan Poole 2 Homes, 4 Acres, HUGE VIEWS! Unique opportunity to own 2 separate homes on a gorgeous, private mountaintop 4-acre parcel overlooking Sooke Basin and Harbour, Billings Spit, the Strait, and Olympic Mountains. Live in one, rent the other, or perhaps a joint family venture? Complete details, pictures, video, floor-plans and more at http://TimAyres.ca/148 Welcome Home! 3BR, 2BA, 1287sqft Rancher featuring large LR w/vaulted ceiling, in-line DR, newer wood floors, and bright Kitchen w/sliders to oversized sun-drenched patio. Amazing 0.29 acre, park-like landscaping, level, fenced & gated. Spotless double garage + RV parking. Bonus 1/5th interest in common piece. Steps to bus & short walk to beach & park. A rare find & an outstanding value. $384,500 MLS 347637 Tammi Dimock A Place Youll Love To Come Home To Beautiful riverfront, rural acreage with newer construc-tion. Sooke River swimming at your doorstep and only moments to Sooke center. Upper area offers LR, Kitch-en, DR and 3BR as well as 2 x 4pce. baths. Lower area offers Den, and separate, LEGAL 2BR suite. Large dou-ble garage and house is built on deep crawl space. Landscaped yard with raised garden bed and pond. New shop. $524,900 MLS 344534 Allan Poole 6739 West Coast Rd. | www.rlpvictoria.com 8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROREDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 4-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COMHow to reach us:Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.comPirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.com news@sookenewsmirror.comRod SluggettJoan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.com circulation@sookenewsmirror.com production@sookenewsmirror.com creative@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve, office@sookenewsmirror.comVicky Sluggett General:Publisher:Office Manager:Reporter:Advertising:Circulation:Production Manager:Creative Services:Classifieds:Editor:The changing of the guard...Sooke is changing.The old guard is not listened to as much as it once was and other influences are coming forward to define what the community should/could look like. There are groups sprouting up that want to take a good hard look at waste not - want not, co-housing, tanker traffic, community gardens, bicycling arteries, and the list goes on. This is a good thing all in all, as life as it once was in Sooke is being phased out and higher sensibilities are at the forefront. They are altruistic and concerned about some rather lofty ideals. There is nothing wrong with that, but perhaps what they should be looking at is the every day decisions being made on the ground and around the council table. People are objecting to the new roundabout, access to and from the local malls, connector roads and sidewalks - things that affect every one who lives in Sooke. Most of it is about accessibility. Change is a good thing, but it needs to be centred on common sense.With all of the energy and time spent on rather idealistic issues, maybe these same folks could look at what is happening around them, on the ground in Sooke. The practical things, the more mundane things that dont get press but are pressing issues. They have the people resources and the expertise to take a stand and be a strong influence. New voices at the microphone during council meeting would be a welcome addition. There are those people who are community watchdogs, in a sense, and they could use some help. When the same voices are heard meeting after meeting, it becomes like a record playing in the background, rather than a newscast.Sooke is a community of people who all have the same goal in mind, and that is the wellbeing of the whole. ANOTHER VIEWI have always wondered what the draw was for those snowbirds who spend the winter in warmer climates like Arizona, New Mexico and California. I couldnt understand what would be interesting after five months in the same place. What did they do ALL day? Well, I got a chance to see for myself. The first morning that I awoke in Mesa, Arizona at a trailer park resort, I was astonished to see how active all of these seniors were. They were out there playing tennis early in the morning (6 a.m.), getting ready to go hiking, biking, going to the gym or yoga. I felt like a slug, unfit, white from no sun all winter and embarrassed because I figured I was younger than they were! And there I was just thinking about getting up. The crack of dawn is apparently the time to get up and get going. All that aside, it didnt take long to get into the swing of the snowbird lifestyle. These huge trailer park resorts are everywhere. They take up acres and acres of prime desert real estate and each has a lot of ame-nities. There are thousands of Cana-dians being more active there than they probably are at home. Cruising bicycles with baskets for shopping at the grocery store, and no helmets if not on the real roads. They walk and if they cant do that they ride in a golf cart. They just dont sit still - at least not for very long.The resort I was at had something for everyone. There were studios for any art form you might like to learn. There were billards leagues and baseball leagues, tennis tourna-ments and something called pickle-ball. Apparently that is the fastest growing sport out there, kind of a cross between badminton and ten-nis. For others it was outdoor shuf-fleboard, horseshoes (not a busy place) and the pool. There was even a putting green for those who might want to practice their short games before venturing into the hot after-noon sun for a round of golf. No lie, 99 degrees in the shade for days on end. I must have been lucky, it was the hottest March on record in Mesa, Arizona, and I went golfing.Happy hour seems to be the com-mon bond between friends. There seemed to be one every second night and if it wasnt a happy hour it was a potluck or birthday dinner or a meal in a nearby restaurant. Not to worry about drinking and driving, they used the bus to get to places they couldnt cycle or walk to.No one was concerned about the latest clothing or shoes or hair-styles. Living in the desert is about comfort. Flip flops and hiking boots seemed to be the preferred foot-wear. The hiking boots were impor-tant as those cacti have pretty sharp needles and no one wants to step on a scorpion while desert hiking and sightseeing.The women seemed to like those visor things and the more fashion-able could pile their hair around and look like professional tennis players and get away with wearing some-thing short. No one cares, theyre all older and they do what they want. Most though are young at heart. They are happy to enjoy this place where the sun shines every day.But, like in any small town, there are those who grumble. Someone was swimming laps and splashed another person. Call security. Some-one was shouting directions to peo-ple they didnt know playing pickle-ball. Someone gets time out from the pickleball courts for a month. Oth-ers just dont like change. Noisy par-ties are tolerated but only until 11 p.m. at the latest. There are bylaws and they are enforced most often by the residents themselves.When you get a generation of peo-ple who have been active in busi-ness their whole life, its pretty hard to let go of control. Sometimes thats all they have left as health and free-dom decline. Tolerance is an activ-ity.Personally, Id go back there. I get it. I understand these places are small communities and come com-plete with small town characters and attitudes. Am I ready to be a snowbird? Per-haps not just yet, but I can migrate south once a year and test it out. After all, it is my age bracket that is nest building for the future.Pirjo Raits is the editor of the Sooke News Mirror and recently spent vaca-tion time in Arizona with the snow-birds.A snowbirds life is pretty darn toughOUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOONSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 9BAKERYBaked Fresh Daily BAKERYChocolate ChipMuf ns6's ...............................399AssortedParfaitCups....................................239AlpineBreadeaeaeaCheeseKaiserBuns6's ...............................339eaStrawberry RhubarbPie660g ...........................499454gwww.westernfoods.comSENIORS DAY THURSDAYS SAVE 10% ON MOST ITEMSLocally Owned & Operated Since 1974Your Community Food StoreSOOKE6660 Sooke RoadOpen 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesAD PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 8 THRU APRIL 14, 2015Go GreenuseuseuseuseuseWesternFoodsCloth BagsLANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesDELIHealthy Choices In OurDELISesmarkCrackers................................. 349Chicken Drumettes12's ............................649/100g eaea/100g Sooke DeliveryYour Community Food StoreSooke DeliverySooke DeliveryNow offering a delivery service in Sooke for shut-ins.Call Carol Thursdays between 9am and 12pm at 250-642-6525CaliforniaRomaineLettuce 2/250AAA BeefOutside RoundRoast 10.34/kg 469/lbCelestial SeasoningsTeasAll Varieties20's2/4002/400Unico PastaAll Varieties900gAll VarietiesAll Varieties900g900gAssortedSamosas.....................................249Made In StoreHam & CheesePastaSalad .............119Summer Fresh Variety PackDips500g ..........................699AssortedHalva..................................169/100g/100g129Pizza Pepperoni orSalami/100gea/100g/100g239SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 2310 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEAMexicanCilantro2/100ChileanBlueberries2/700B.C. GrownRhubarb199CaliforniaPopeyeSpinach2/400Et TuCaesarSalad Kit2/500DolePineappleJuice2/300OceansPinkSalmon2/500Schneider'sJuicyJumbos375g .....................................499Jane's ChickenBurgers, Stripsor Nuggets800g...........................1199Bassili Meat & 3 CheeseLasagna 1.5 kg .....................................899Schneider's Original or CheddarGrill 'Ems375g ..........................................499CaliforniaRomaineLettuce 138199/lbAAA Beef Outside RoundSteaks11.00/kg ............................499AAAStewingBeef12.10/kg .................................549FreshGrey CodFilletsKraft Miracle WhipSaladDressingDad'sCookiesAll Varieties489550gAAA Beef Tenderized MinuteSteaks13.21/kg ...........................599Bassili'sFettuccini Alfredo907g ...........................................549AAA BeefOutside RoundRoast 10.34/kg 4694/500399299White SpineCucumbers2/1502/250HeinzWhiteVinegar4L ................................369CadburyHotChocolate500g ..........................359Bush'sBaked Beansin Sauce398 mL 3 Varieties .4/500AlpoCookout ClassicsDog Food7.2 kg ...................1299Sunlight LemonLiquid DishDetergent1.5L .............................399RogersNaturalBran450g ...........................139Island BakeryWhite or 60% WWBread908g ...........................189Silver HillsSquirrellyBread600g ...........................299Dempster's12 Grain or Seed LoversBread600g ..........................269RoyaleFacialTissue88's-132's .................99Mr. NoodlesKimchi Noodles86g All Varieties ........99Christie Red OvalStoned Wheat ThinsCrackers300g All Varieties ...2/500Royale RegularBathroomTissue24's ............................699Clover Leaf Chunk or FlakedLight Tuna170g ....................4/500Friskies Cat Food3 Varieties1.43-1.5 kg ..................499Dura ameCrackl ameFire Logs2.27 kg .......................399DasaniRemineralizedWater12x500 mL ............2/700CapriCanolaOil946 mL ........................229OnionsKraft FlankerDinnersAll Varieties200g ...........................169ClubhouseSlow CookerSeasonings42g All Varieties .......2/300HeinzTomatoJuice1.36L ...........................199Welch'sGrape Jelly500 mL ........................269ea +depeaOld El PasoHard or SoftTaco Kit299Zucchini1.30/kg ...............................59Eggplant.....................................2/200Alley CatDry CatFood2 kg ............................369Kraft Bulls EyeBarbequeSauce279ea/lb2/600/lb /lbRuf es XLPotatoChips2/600132g/lb6"-8"SquidTubes2/400BULKFOODS Salted or UnsaltedMixed Nuts ................99/100g Sierra MountainTrail Mix ........................89/100gSourJubes ........59/100g GoldenRaisins ..............................99/100gMexican/lbeaeaIdahoanScalloped orAu GratinPotatoes2/5002 kgLea & PerrinsWorcestershireSauce379Previously Frozen Paci cShrimpMeat4.39/kgAll VarietiesCoca Cola20x355 mL699Coca Cola20x355 mL66Coca ColaCoca Cola20x355 mL66 33284 mLAll VarietiesTexana Long GrainWhite or BrownRice4496 oz3 lbsVarious WeightsGeneral Mills HoneynutCheerios Cereal529Hard or Softea/100g /100gMexican2/600213g 310gAll VarietieseaCaliforniaClementineMandarins2/7002 lb 10 ozPurinaBenefulDog Food1.6 kg All Varieties ......569ea425 mLAll Varieties235geaeaea685gea4550gDad'sCookiesAll Varieties4Dad'sCookiesAll Varieties4eaeaCelestial SeasoningsTeasAll Varieties20's2/400890 mLAll VarietieseaOrganicAvocados2/2002/340gPost SugarCrisp, Honeycomb orAlphabitsCereal2/6001Lea2/400Unico PastaAll Varieties900gTostitios XLTortillaChips or Salsaeaeaea/100gOrganic, Medium1LAll Varietiesea +depea/lbeaeaPinkSalmonSalmoneaeaeaea+depea+ depeaeaeaSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 11SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 11Do it at homeThumbs down to all those who (after col-lection of mail from a community box) sit in a vehicle sorting and reading their mail, com-pletely obstructing any-one elses access. Very inconsiderate... sort and read your mail at home like a thoughtful and courteous person.Mary CowardSookeSpay and neuterLicense for a cat, no way! Do what should be done to your cats, neuter and spay. No more problems, your cat stays home.I have a feral cat, which came to my doorstep, skinny, very much abused by some-one, half an ear, butch-ered tail, ulcered eyes and so thin. He came every day, and my heart felt for him and I fed him.The lady from SAFARS took him and had him spayed then brought him back to me. Now he is a com-plete lap cat, wishes to go nowhere, and only goes out to do his business, and never leaves the yard. Sleeps at the foot of my bed all night till 7 a.m. when I arise. Eats, goes out, back in and on my lap. So please, spay and neuter.Lee JensenSookeBest British band IMHOThe Rock Opera Tommy wasnt just the core rock ensemble of Townshend/Entwistle/Moon. Great as they were that made Tommy a great record, it was the vocals of the singer Roger Daltrey too.Townshend and Entwis-tle wrote the songs, but Daltrey sang them as no one else could. The Who was Town-shend, Daltrey, Entwis-tle and Moon, the best British band of the sixties invasion in my opinion.David MortonEast SookeGas is not renewableNatural gas. They say we have a 160 year sup-ply that is if we sell it all. Well, for our future generations at 160 years, your stove, fur-nace, hot water tank will just stop. They say we dont have enough hydro now, so in 160 years with the double amount needed, where will we be going back to? Firewood? The same with oil and coal. Why are we selling off our natural resources? This is not a renewable resource when they are gone, they are gone.People say, well it wont bother me, we want to be here. Well, what about your future generations? They will say, how stupid we were. Its all about as smart as a sack of ham-mers. If we stop now maybe it will last 300 years.Dont let the govern-ment sell us down the drain. This will only cre-ate more pollution. The scientists were saying stop. This is why we have this bad weather pattern around the world and the dying of ocean products.Gordon StewartSookeScam alert for tourism businessesI thought you may be interested in this arti-cle presented this week from the BC Govern-ment Information Secu-rity Branch. This is hap-pening around Victoria now, and Sooke B&Bs would be at risk too.Businesses Beware Credit Card Fraud h t tp : / /www.bbb.org/vancouver-island/news-centre/bbb-warn-ings/2015/03/beware-credit-card-fraud/The Better Business Bureau serving Van-couver Island is warn-ing local businesses, specifically small lodg-ing establishments, of a credit card scam target-ing unsuspecting busi-ness owners.In this scam, small hotel, motel and bed and breakfast opera-tors are being sent an email from what appears to be a poten-tial guest requesting accommodations or lodgings for a small group or family. The guest may also request assistance in booking a rental car or acquiring other travel services. The guest then pays for the accommoda-tion, car and travel ser-vices in full via credit card. Very shortly after making payment, the guest contacts the lodging facility to change the specifics of their reservation to accommodate less people and travel ser-vices. The guest then requests for a refund to be made most typi-cally by cheque, money wire and on occasion to another different credit card number. The fraud occurs because the original credit card used to pay for the accommodation and travel services has been stolen. The small business ends up out of pocket the money that was refunded to the fake guest and it is the business that is ultimately liable for the costs incurred from this fraud. Although small lodg-ing establishments are being targeted at the moment with this credit card fraud, any business that accepts credit card payment, especially over the phone or via the Inter-net is a potential vic-tim of such scams. (see article for tips on how to avoid this type of scam).Marn Williams SookeWe asked: Do you support or attend live performances in Sooke? I dont really go that often, but I support their stuff.Craig Zigay SookeI definitely love to attend local live shows, weve got a great selection of performers here in Sooke.Kendall ArnoldSookeI like going from time to time, and I think if more people knew about these live shows, more would attend for sure.Diane BassoSookeI attend and support live shows because my sister is in dance and my stepmom is in the Har-bour Players, so its pretty cool.Noah AllmanSookelettersDeliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sooke newsmirror.com Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information.lettersSubmitted photoInvitation to broom bashingBroom is stubborn and recalcitrant stuff. It keeps coming back. the Juan de Fuca Community trails society and the District of sooke have been combating it on the Whiffin spit since 2007. I am happy to report that Indian plum, red flowering current and Black Coast gooseberry can be seen. this year we are joined by the Greater Victoria Green team for our 2015 pulls. the broom is early this year and so are our work parties. these will take place on Wednesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with students from edward Milne Community school helping and on saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all comers. We need people to help, bringing broom pullers, loppers, pruners and gloves to pull big broom and hunt out and destroy small broom trying to make a come back. We do have some tools to loan out. Please join us on either day, for the full time or for an hour or to.$119,900 Steps to the Beach. Top Floor one bedroom home in a quiet build-ing home in Billings Spit. Balcony & fire-place. Convenient to Bus. Drive by 1956 Glenidle or call Michael @ 250-642-6056. Theres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.com12 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR12 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORArts & Entertainment13 years of Considering the Lilies at St. MarysFields full of lilies signal annual April fibre art showApril is rolling around and bringing with it another Consider the Lilies show. Fibres and Beyond Presents:Consider The Lilies XIII April 11 - 19 at the heri-tage St. Marys Anglican Church on Metchosin Road.Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday April 12, 12 - 4.30 p.m., April 19, 12 - 4 p.m.Fibres and Beyond is a diverse group of women whose ages span five decades. They have continued to meet and show together for13 years. A love of the tactile, the textures and the colourful possibilities of creating with fibre, is the thread that stitches the group together. Friendships have grown as life stories unfold for each member. The group has been a constant in each others lives, offering support in times of sorrow and delight in times of celebration. Provid-ing inspiration and encouragement as they show each other the latest project or completed piece. The artwork and expression has changed over the thirteen years. For some it has been a progression and is recognizable as the same artists work. For others, the transformation leaves one wondering whose piece it is.The show will include wall pieces, garments and art dolls, a beautiful variety of artwork utilizing many techniques.The artists include: Linda Danielson, Jessie Tay-lor Dodd, Gail Erickson, Joy Garnett, Mary Wolfe, Irm Houle, Phyllis Lysionek, Stephanie Saleem, Judy Seeley, Eiizabeth Tanner, Joan Taylor, Isabel Tipton.The beautiful wild lilies will greet you in the churchyard, and their vibrant namesakes look for-ward to chatting with you at the art show inside.We encourage you to come and enjoy our show.Submitted by Phyllis LysionekSubmitted photoFibre artArt works clockwise; Poppies by Irm Houle, Lynx by Joan Taylor, Veriditas by Mary Wolfe and Bliss by Linda Danielson.Prepare to be hypnotized this Friday at EMCSOctavian LacatusuSooke News MirrorAre you itching for a good laugh? Are you looking for a one-off performance from a group of talented cheerleaders? Would you like to be amazed, hypnotized and get your mind blown?Excellent. Because this Friday, April 10, local hypnotist/magician Scott Ward will be performing at the Edward Milne commu-nity school (EMCS) theatre; a show where the audience not only becomes part of the action, but part of the laughter as well.Tickets are $15 a pop, with all the pro-ceeds going to a noble cause - helping the EMCS cheerleading team reach their pro-jected $12,000 goal; the funds will cover all necessary equipment, travel costs as well as the teams journey to the provincial cheerleading tournament this April. The cheerleading group will kick off Fridays event with a brief performance. It wont be your average magic show, so be prepared to be amazed and hypnotized said Ward, whos convincingly (and safely) hypnotized over 40,000 people to date. And its not an exaggeration, either; the audi-ence really does become the show - hell select 24 people to be up on stage with him. Ill start off with a few magic tricks, some comedy, then we do the hypnosis - I have to introduce myself very quickly, shake hands with everyone at the door and build a rap-port, he said. Its very interactive. And its all live; no wires, scripts or prop mirrors. Ward noted that the people in the audience are picked at random most of whom would have never been hypnotized, or even seen a hypnotist show. A lot of people think its set up because people think, why would this senior be up there doing Elvis? or why would this youth become Zayn from One Direction? They must know the person, right? But I dont, he said, adding that each show is completely different and you never know what youre gonna get; it varies from people shaking their booty to becoming a famous singer.Ward says its not only about making the audience laugh, either; but also about leav-ing everyone with a positive message.Theyre gonna see their dreams and goals and aspirations in life, theyre gonna walk away with more self-confidence on stage, he said. A lot of people say they dont like going up on stage, so I tell them, come up on stage, let me hypnotize you, if it works it works, if it doesnt, enjoy the show from your seats.Theres certainly more to the man than just the magic. Ward, originally from the Prairies, got his degree in drama education from the University of Alberta, after which he worked for the local government there as a career and employment counsellor. It was at this point when he decided to take an optional workshop on hypnotism that his passion for the craft really began. I took the training at the hypnotism school in Red Deer and started doing shows almost immediately, he said. People in the course said to me, hey, youre pretty good at this, you should take it to the stage. I said, well, Im a drama teacher sure, why not. (laughs) He is also half Ukrainian and half First Nations Ojibwa, which is why he does a lot of First Nations fly-in shows up in north-ern communities (since there are no roads) in addition, hes a co-founder of an orga-nization called Going MILES, (Motivate, Inspire, Lead, Empower, Succeed) along with Dakota House, a famous First Nations actor from Edmonton. This Fridays show will be Wards third in Sooke this year, having done couple of shows already for the Sooke Options for Community Living Association (SOCLA). For Ward, an EMCS cheerleaders fundraiser seemed like a perfect opportunity to help out. I figured, the cheerleaders need to kick off their fundraiser, so I figured, hey, Ill do a show and all the proceeds go to you guys!So far the cheerleading youth have raised about 50 per cent of the money they need for their competitions and equipment.They have around $6,000 left to raise.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Edward Milne community school theatre and the show starts off at 7 sharp. Tickets can be purchased from EMCS, Shoppers Drug Mart, Stick in the Mud, and the Sooke River Store. Octavian Lacatusu photoComedian and hypnotist Scott Ward will be entertaining and helping the EMCS cheer-leading team raise funds for upcoming events.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 13Mapleleaf Prime Stuffed Chicken Breasts 284-340grSimply PoultryChicken Strips Nuggets or Burgers 907grSunrise Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken BreastsFillets Removed, 11.00 per kg499499PerLBMango Cheesecake 999999Smuckers Brand Bundle Bag 5 items, $23.50 value$10$10Mexican Premium Ataulfo Mangoesapprox. 5lb case699699CanadianBorgonzola, Gorgonzola or Castello Blue Cheese249249Per100 gr499499Blue Cheese FestivalCopyright 2015 Quality Foods and its licensors. All Rights Reserved. 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Island Hwy. 954-2262 Comox Valley 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328Powell River 4871 Joyce Ave. (604)485-5481 Westshore 977 Langford Parkway (778)433-32917 DAYS OF SAVINGS - April 6 - 12 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Zero Waste is the goalMy 28-year-old son does not hold out much hope for the future of our planet in his life-time. I am an optimist and his attitude really both-ers me, but a lot of what he says does ring true. Our society is now pur-chasing more stuff than ever before, and much of it ends up in land-fills. Im trying to figure out a way to inspire my son not to give up, and obviously the first way is by example. Over the past few months I have become much more aware of my own habits of purchasing, what I throw away as waste and how I am recycling. As a family we have always done our bit with recycling for the past 20 years. With recent examina-tions of our lifestyle, I realize that as a fam-ily we could be doing so much more. We are good with putting our blue bin curb-side, but anything not accepted in the blue bin program has been going into the garbage because we considered it too much trouble to find out where it can be dropped off for recy-cling. If something breaks it was easier to throw it away and buy new rather than to try and fix it. I had my re-usable bags for grocery shop-ping, but more often than not they were for-gotten when I needed them. It is time for me to change some of my attitudes and actions. I am now making a deliberate effort to make sure my cloth gro-cery bags are always returned to my vehicle ready for the next stop for shopping, and that means all shopping, not just for groceries. I am starting to realize that the two Rs before Recycle are very impor-tant, and I need to pay more than just lip ser-vice to Reduce and Reuse. Luckily for me, there is a new working group or committee in Sooke, called Zero Waste Sooke, and you can find them on Face-book. They are made up of volunteers who are passionate about reducing the amount of waste in Sooke. I know I will learn a lot from this group, and I hope you will follow along in future articles as I learn and share more of what Zero Waste really means.Wendy OConnorSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 21Confessions of a wasterPirjo Raits photoPlaying for keepsThe playground at Broomhill is always busy with kids on the equipment. A local group, Parents for Play, made the whole play-ground possible a num-ber of years ago.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 21SPRING SAVINGS 30%OFFREG.PRICEPrices in Effect April 8 - 23, 2015(exclusions apply to Promotional, Clearance, Special Purchase, Signature Styles & Yarn products)All Prices here Exclusive to Fabricland Sewing Club MembersMEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED FOR DISCOUNTS$PATTERNS 9EA00BUY ONE GET ONEFREETHREAD 100% Polyester50%OFFREG.PRICESPRING/SUMMERFASHIONNEWFabric Arrivals NEW LICENSED PRINTSCotton,Fleece & FlannelApr. 2015 Spring Savings AD - Insert usual basebar at bottom Ad Size 4.33 X 7.14 Group 1SEE INSERTION ORDER FOR PUBLICATION DATE100m SpoolsStore Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am - 9:00 pmSat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun and Holidays 11:00 am - 5 pm3170 TILLICUM ROAD, VICTORIALOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTREACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501www.fabriclandwest.com | customer service # 1-855-554-4840ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 amChildrens Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Of ce Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael FaveroKNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon KouwenbergParents Room and well equipped NurserySunday @ 11AM clachurch.com/sookeHOLY TRINITY Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11amEVENING PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Dimas Canjurawww.holytrinitysookebc.orgThe Pastor's PenSOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministriesPastor Rick Eby Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.netwww.sookebaptist.comJUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403SATURDAY SERVICE 9:30 am Bible Study 11:00 am Church ServicePastor: Mike StevensonHoly week carried us forward to relive the passion of Christ, his death and resurrection, and on Sunday we received the good news of Jesus resurrection. With joyful hearts we received amazing news, the greatest news of all time: CHRIST HAS RISEN! Glory to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Easter motivates us to live more deeply in our faith, in our joy and in our happiness because of the resurrection of Jesus.As Christians, we need to deeply experience of the resurrection of Jesus. Why? Because only from Jesus can the faith that is able to transform our lives and the world spring forth. The resurrection is a permanent call to change our life, to organize it, and to embrace a new way of living that stands up for justice and for the liberty of all human beings. It is a call to all Christians to come together and ght against the powers of inequality and injustice generated by dominant structures and gures of authority who are driven by fear, greed and power.This is a joyful time, a time of contemplation and deep re ection because Jesus gave up his life in an unconditional way to save humanity. The incarnation of Jesus is a call to meet God face-to-face and praise him for His son, Jesus Christ. The Father who gave his only son up for our salvation and who today God has resurrected him as a promise to us of our own resurrection.Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchRev. Dimas CanjuraInterview Tips.Just one of the reasons to like LocalWorkBC.ca on Facebook./localwork-bc @localworkbc22 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR22 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORQuilting BeeHere are the lovely ladies of the Sooke Quilters Guild, sewing up a storm of beauti-ful quilts for the Sooke Family Resource Center and Sooke Hospice. A very good friend of mine was a recipient of one of their fine quilts last year, while under the care of hospice. She was so pleased with her quilt as she had never had a quilt of her own. She was so touched. These ladies are ded-icated and love their work. There is quite a beehive of activity with sewing machines hum-ming and the smell of fabric being ironed into place. These ladies also make the Sooke Fall Fair quilt and have done so for many years. Each year the Sooke Fall Fair holds a raffle with the quilt always being the centre of the focus with second and third and sometimes fourth prizes as well. This is the case this year. This years quilt has a value of between $2,000 and $3,000. It is not quite ready for its debut, but it is absolutely lovely. Sales will be brisk this year as I really would like this quilt so will need to increase my chances. We hope to have the quilt debut at the Rotary Spring Fair and the tickets ready for sale. Whenever you see any of the Sooke Quil-ters quilts in the com-munity, know that a lot of planning and care went into their cre-ation. I grew up in a family of quilters and totally appreciate the work that goes into the cre-ation of these beautiful works of art. The Sooke Quilters work under the guidance of Pat Kryer and there is always room for more folks to join up and learn the art. They meet at the Knox Church, down-stairs.See you at the raffle tables which will be manned by our volun-teers around Sooke. The monies from this raffle helps to keep our local fall fair in busi-ness. Regards,Ellen LewersPresident Sooke Fall FairLater Life rambLingsSpringtime comes to rescue us from the S.A.D. syndrome that can overtake some of us in the months before some serious sun. A new outlook is possible when we are able to find joy in the new buds, flowers, birds, greenness and longer brighter days. It is good to get outdoors, socialize and re-sea-son.Professor Verena Menec, Director of Aging at the University of Manitoba, says the fact that people live longer should be cel-ebrated as one of the biggest success stories in history and getting old is better than the alternative.Her question was, How do seniors con-tribute to society? Answer: Like any younger person they shop, use services which employ people, pay taxes and vote. They also volunteer and make more charita-ble donations per cap-ita than any other age group. She reminds us that seniors baby sit, help care for grandchil-dren, do housework, home maintenance, mechanics and yard work, for others as well. They provide emotional support and friendship. Seniors provide care for spouses or friends. The wife takes on more and more responsibili-ties inside and outside the home as the hus-band starts to get frail. As well there are hus-bands who take care of a wife who has Alzheim-ers and requires care and constant remind-ers. He makes sure she gets dressed, eats prop-erly, takes her medica-tions and keeps her life as normal as possible. Because of him she is not a burden on the health care system. Professor Menec believes that acknowl-edging seniors contri-butions would create a more age-inclusive society. Margaret Mead wrote of the importance of grandparents , the closest friends I have made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grand-mother or grandfather. Many happy child-hood memories we all carry, if we were fortu-nate to have grandpar-ents, was time spent with them. Billie Burke wrote in A Tribute to Grandmothers, Age is something that doesnt matter, unless you are a cheese. There are two ways of spreading light to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Happy Spring!Shirley LoweCapital Regional DistrictSEAPARC Recreation is currently looking for a Skate Park Host who will help create a safe, fun environment for people of all ages to enjoy the Sooke Skate Park. The successful candidate will be a skilled skateboarder and/or BMX biker who has experience working with youth and leading recreational programs.To further explore our exciting summer employment opportunities, please visit our website at www.crd.bc.ca Careers. The CRD thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.Skate Park Host Russet Potatoes No. 1 Grade, BC or USA, 10 lb Bag We cant guarantee youll never get ants in your potato salad when picnicking at Beacon Hill Park...but we can guarantee we have the lowest price on these potatoes.3 days onlyGIFT CARD $10 FREE $10GIFT CARD POINTSPOINTSREWARDSeffective Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, April 8, 9 & 10, 2015.3000Spend only $75 & receive:valid inVictoria & SidneyonlyFort & Foul Bay: 1950 Foul Bay Road Tillicum: 3170 Tillicum Rd Saanich: 3510 Blanshard St University Heights: 3958 Shelbourne St Westside Village: 172 Wilson St Sidney: 2345 Beacon AveOur new Always Lowest Guarantee ensures our stores always have the best prices*. we price check Every week, we check the competitions prices on 850+ items you buy the most to make sure were lowestguaranteed, or its FREE.** we price match If you see a lower advertised price for your favourite item, bring in the ad and well match it*.399eaAlways Lowest Guaranteed and sale off ers require the use of More Rewards card.* If a major competitor within our geographical trade area off ers a lower advertised price on any identical grocery item (brand, size, etc.) we will match the competitors price only during the eff ective date of the competitors advertisement. 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Excluding Lotto, tobacco, gift cards, prescriptions, clinics, diabetes care, tickets, charities, bus passes, postage stamps, deposit & recycle fees, rewards and taxes, where applicable.Theres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 2310 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEAMexicanCilantro2/100ChileanBlueberries2/700B.C. GrownRhubarb199CaliforniaPopeyeSpinach2/400Et TuCaesarSalad Kit2/500DolePineappleJuice2/300OceansPinkSalmon2/500Schneider'sJuicyJumbos375g .....................................499Jane's ChickenBurgers, Stripsor Nuggets800g...........................1199Bassili Meat & 3 CheeseLasagna 1.5 kg .....................................899Schneider's Original or CheddarGrill 'Ems375g ..........................................499CaliforniaRomaineLettuce 138199/lbAAA Beef Outside RoundSteaks11.00/kg ............................499AAAStewingBeef12.10/kg .................................549FreshGrey CodFilletsKraft Miracle WhipSaladDressingDad'sCookiesAll Varieties489550gAAA Beef Tenderized MinuteSteaks13.21/kg ...........................599Bassili'sFettuccini Alfredo907g ...........................................549AAA BeefOutside RoundRoast 10.34/kg 4694/500399299White SpineCucumbers2/1502/250HeinzWhiteVinegar4L ................................369CadburyHotChocolate500g ..........................359Bush'sBaked Beansin Sauce398 mL 3 Varieties .4/500AlpoCookout ClassicsDog Food7.2 kg ...................1299Sunlight LemonLiquid DishDetergent1.5L .............................399RogersNaturalBran450g ...........................139Island BakeryWhite or 60% WWBread908g ...........................189Silver HillsSquirrellyBread600g ...........................299Dempster's12 Grain or Seed LoversBread600g ..........................269RoyaleFacialTissue88's-132's .................99Mr. NoodlesKimchi Noodles86g All Varieties ........99Christie Red OvalStoned Wheat ThinsCrackers300g All Varieties ...2/500Royale RegularBathroomTissue24's ............................699Clover Leaf Chunk or FlakedLight Tuna170g ....................4/500Friskies Cat Food3 Varieties1.43-1.5 kg ..................499Dura ameCrackl ameFire Logs2.27 kg .......................399DasaniRemineralizedWater12x500 mL ............2/700CapriCanolaOil946 mL ........................229OnionsKraft FlankerDinnersAll Varieties200g ...........................169ClubhouseSlow CookerSeasonings42g All Varieties .......2/300HeinzTomatoJuice1.36L ...........................199Welch'sGrape Jelly500 mL ........................269ea +depeaOld El PasoHard or SoftTaco Kit299Zucchini1.30/kg ...............................59Eggplant.....................................2/200Alley CatDry CatFood2 kg ............................369Kraft Bulls EyeBarbequeSauce279ea/lb2/600/lb /lbRuf es XLPotatoChips2/600132g/lb6"-8"SquidTubes2/400BULKFOODS Salted or UnsaltedMixed Nuts ................99/100g Sierra MountainTrail Mix ........................89/100gSourJubes ........59/100g GoldenRaisins ..............................99/100gMexican/lbeaeaIdahoanScalloped orAu GratinPotatoes2/5002 kgLea & PerrinsWorcestershireSauce379Previously Frozen Paci cShrimpMeat4.39/kgAll VarietiesCoca Cola20x355 mL699Coca Cola20x355 mL66Coca ColaCoca Cola20x355 mL66 33284 mLAll VarietiesTexana Long GrainWhite or BrownRice4496 oz3 lbsVarious WeightsGeneral Mills HoneynutCheerios Cereal529Hard or Softea/100g /100gMexican2/600213g 310gAll VarietieseaCaliforniaClementineMandarins2/7002 lb 10 ozPurinaBenefulDog Food1.6 kg All Varieties ......569ea425 mLAll Varieties235geaeaea685gea4550gDad'sCookiesAll Varieties4Dad'sCookiesAll Varieties4eaeaCelestial SeasoningsTeasAll Varieties20's2/400890 mLAll VarietieseaOrganicAvocados2/2002/340gPost SugarCrisp, Honeycomb orAlphabitsCereal2/6001Lea2/400Unico PastaAll Varieties900gTostitios XLTortillaChips or Salsaeaeaea/100gOrganic, Medium1LAll Varietiesea +depea/lbeaeaPinkSalmonSalmoneaeaeaea+depea+ depeaeaea24 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORYour Community Food StoreAD PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 8 THRU APRIL 14, 2015SOOKE6660 Sooke RoadOpen 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesLocally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesFor Your Healthy LifestyleNATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODSDAIRYRemember Your CalciumDAIRYNatrelChocolateMilk1L ...............................199Island FarmsCreamCheese500g ..........................499Level GroundPanelaSugar2 kg .................1099Hubert's NaturalLemonadesAll Varieties473 mL .............2/300La CocinaTortillaChips300-400g ...................299LundbergRiceChips170g All Varieties ..2/500Tasty BiteAsian & IndianEntres285g All Varieties ..2/400KraftSingle CheeseSlices450g ............................529eaIsland Gold WhiteVeggie FedEggsDozen .............................DreamBeverages946 mL All Varieties ..179399FROZENFROZENQuality and Convenience McCainBreakfastPotatoesAll Varieties600-650g ..................329Cool WhipDessertTopping1L All Varieties ...........299Magnum ClassicIce CreamBars3x100 mL All Varieties .599Wong WingFrozenEntres400g All Varieties ........449eaAdam's NaturalPeanutButter1 kg ...........................599Earth FriendlyBathroomTissue4's ..............................229Seventh GenerationLiquid LaundrySoap1.48L .........................499ORGANICQuality and ConvenienceEverland OrganicCoconut Oil454g .........................................................................699Filsinger OrganicApple Cider Vinegar945 mL ......................................................................549eaeaWolfgang PuckOrganic Soups398 mL All Varieties ...........................................2/500Wholesome Sweeteners OrganicBlue Agave900 mL ......................................................................899Farmer's Market OrganicPumpkin Pure398 mL .............................................................2/400GLUTEN FREEOPTIONSNATURALFROZENeaeaeaeaMinute MaidLimeade orLemonadeAll Varieties295 mLLevel GroundOrganic Fair TadeCoffee300gAll VarietieseaUdi'sGluten Free9" Tortillas432g .......................399 Haiku Rice Vermicelli 227g ................4/500+depeaea Haiku Rice Vermicelli 227g Vermicelli 227gea749ea109ea699eaeaSol Cuisine VeggieBreakfastPattiesAll Varieties228g ..............329eaea4949NatrelOrganicMilk4Leaea33 eaEarthbound FarmsOrganic FrozenGreenPeas350g ................299eaeaeaeaea1109090909110909ea2/400Simply Natural OrganicKetchup575 mLSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 25Sooke News Mirror Wed, Apr 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com A25 Georgina Nelson (Davis)Born in Victoria, B.C., she resided in Sooke for over 60 years.Georgina, a long-time resident of Sooke, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.Georgie is survived by her mother Stella Baker, her bother Noman (Erna), her children, Rob (Margie) and Marcella (Gordon), as well at 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family. Services to be held on Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 at the TSou-ke Nation band hall on 2154 Lazzar Rd.CLARKS HOME RENOVATIONSFamily Owned & OperatedOf ce: 250-642-5598 Cell: 250-361-8136www.clarkshomerenovations.caneilnbev@shaw.caBC Business License - City Licence - WCB - Liability InsuranceFall Arrest Training & EquipmentFree Estimates Seniors DiscountService & InstallationsTubs, Sinks, Taps, Vanity,Drains, Hot Water TanksRenovationsRoo ng, Framing, Drywall,Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, DecksCOMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSCOMING EVENTSCALL FOR ENTRIES13TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman WoodlandArt & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 16, 17 and 18Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901SOOKE HARBOUR AUTHORITYAGMApril 15, 2015, 9 am1800 Maple Ave., SINFORMATIONAdvertise in the 2015 Vancouver Island Visitor MagazinePlease call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 or email: sh@blackpress.caCANADA BENEFIT Group - Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888-511-2250 or www.canada benefi t.ca/free-assessmentDEATHS DEATHSCOMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSINFORMATIONCONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661.DID YOU KNOW? BBB pro-vides complaint resolution ser-vices for all businesses and their customers. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Busi-ness Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca.You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2014 BBB Accredited Business DirectorySOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215.SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, 1585 ONeill Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T5. 250-642-2184.TURN YOUR REFUND into a Donation to the Sooke Food Bank at the Sooke Bottle De-pot. Also accepting cash and non perishable food items.BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESHIGH CASH producing vend-ing machines. $1.00 vend = .70 profi t. All on location in your area. Selling due to ill-ness. Call 1-866-668-6629 for details.BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESHIP OR knee Replacement? Problems walking or getting dressed? The disability tax credit $1,500 yearly tax credit. $15,000 lump sum refund (on avg). For assistance call: 1-844-453-5372.LEASE: RESTAURANT @ the Howard Johnson Hotel, Liquor Store & Pub across from Ford Dealership, Alberni Inlet & Marina. Seating 250, Bar, Patio, Bistro, Kitchen & Coolers Incl. 250-724-2900.DRIVERS/COURIER/TRUCKINGDRIVERS WANTEDAZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake Guaranteed 40hr. WorkWeek & Overtime Paid Travel & Lodging Meal Allowance 4 Weeks Vacation Excellent Benefi ts PackageMust be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience.Apply at:www.sperryrail.com,careers & then choosethe FastTRACK Application.HELP WANTEDPOINT NO POINT RESORT Requires Servers & Housekeepers.250-646-2020THE SOOKE NEWS Mirror cautions readers about send-ing money to obtain informa-tion about any employment opportunities.HOME IMPROVEMENTS HOME IMPROVEMENTSHELP WANTEDSOOKE NEWS MIRRORREQUIRES Carrier for GENERAL SOOKE CALL ROD250-642-5752TELEGRAPH COVE RESORT is now accepting resumes for the following positions: General Maintenance Waitress, Bartender Cook, Dishwasher Barista,Housekeeping Front Desk Clerk General Store ClerkPlease forward your resume by email to: tcrltd@island.netOnly short listed candidates will be contacted.MEDICAL/DENTALMEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: www.CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!TRADES, TECHNICALCommercial Transport/ Heavy-Duty MechanicInternational & or Cummins engine exp. would be an asset. CVIP endorsement pref. Check us out at: www.wilsonandproctor.comEmail or fax, 250-385-1741mike@wilsonandproctor.comGPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta urgently requires a Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor to commence imme-diately. Visit our website at: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.PERSONAL SERVICESESTHETIC SERVICESFINANCIAL SERVICESGET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.comTAX FREE MONEYis available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mort-gage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We dont rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime1-800-639-2274 or604-430-1498. 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Call Nick 250-516-6391HAULING AND SALVAGEEDS HAULINGCheap disposal of furniture, appliances, junk and what have you?U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.Ed & Faye250-642-2398PAINTING DAN KITEL Painting250-216-3095Interior/ExteriorResidential & CommercialSpecializing in heritage homesPLASTERINGPATCHES,Drywall, skimming, match the textures, coves, fi re-places. Bob, 250-516-5178.ROOFING & SKYLIGHTSAFFORDABLE ROOFING*New Construction*Reroofs *RepairsCall Deano250-642-4075STUCCO/SIDINGPATCHES, ADDITIONS, re-stucco, renos, chimney, water-proofi ng. Bob, 250-516-5178.WELDINGDRIVER ENT. LTD. WELDINGMobile Units +++ Steel Sales250-642-0666WINDOW CLEANINGMJ WINDOW CLEANING. Windows, Gutter, Pressure Wash, Roof De-mossing. WCB Insure, PH. 250-508-6095MERCHANDISE FOR SALEFUEL/FIREWOODFULL CORDS1/2 CORDS&SPECIALTY LOADS.SPLIT & DELIVERED250-642-4075MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALESAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.STEEL BUILDINGS. Spring sales with hot savings! All steel building models and siz-es are now on sale. Get your building deal while its hot. Pio-neer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.caRENTALSAPARTMENT/CONDOGRANT MANOR 6921 Grant Rd. Sooke, BCRenovated1 bdrm suitesFrom $675 per moTo view call 250-642-1900COTTAGES1 BED Cottage, waterfront, $650/M, near arena. 250-642-6621- BUYING -- RENTING - - SELLING - www.bcclassi ed.comALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINEbcclassi ed.comInterview Tips.Just one of the reasons to like LocalWorkBC.ca on Facebook./localwork-bc @localworkbcCapital Regional DistrictA water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Metchosin, Sooke, and East Sooke between October 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.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 flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, 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.Notice ofAnnual Water Main Cleaning Western CommunitiesQUICK, SAFE & MOST OF ALL FRIENDLY! shtaxi@shaw.ca250-642-7900Dr. Louise Morin& AssociatesOPTOMETRISTS250-642-4311Eyecare &EyewearSince 1988SOOKEBUSINESSCENTRE Cleaning ~ AromatherapyFresh owers ~ Organizing(778) 350-MAID5010 Transit Info 2503826161 www.bctransit.comVictoria Regional Transit Commission5010_VIC_ BC TransitNews Group4.31" x 5"Insertion date: March 25, 27 April 1, 3, 8, 10, 2015Reber Creative for BC Transit250-385-5255Victoria Regional TransitService ChangeEffective April 6, 2015Transit Trip PlannerPlan your trip! 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Check www.bctransit.com, use Transit Trip Planner or pick up a Rider's Guide on board.Todays SolutionSudokuRemember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.To solve a Sudoku puzzle,every number 1 to 9must appear in: Each of the nine vertical columns Each of the nine horizontal rows Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxesLocal news.Local shopping.Your local paper.Read the Sooke News Mirror every WednesdayFor more stories and web exclusives visit sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 27SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 27Local finds pioneer-era train wheels in wild bushOctavian LacatusuSooke News MirrorEver wondered what historic mementos lie in that cluttered-up old attic? Or how that rusty 1930s Ford got in that thick ravine right by your house? Funny enough, Sookes deep forests, rocky rivers and vast beaches are brimming with history; and for some passionate Sook-ies, digging it all up is just a good sport.Brandon Davies, a local collector of antique and historical objects, stumbled upon something strange while wandering deep in the woods one day.I was venturing out below Diversion Dam, looking at old pictures and on Google satel-lite images to find out where all the workers were living and staying while they were build-ing the dam there, Davies said. He initially set off in search of an old bridge about a kilometre below, albeit through pure wilderness. There was no trail at all; I was hiking through the bush and going down cliffs to try and find that bridge to cross over to the other side, he said.But his journey took an unexpected turn; he stumbled upon a set of train wheels abandoned in what appeared to be the mid-dle of nowhere.I noticed these were sticking out of the ferns criss-crossed at an angle down a steeper embankment, Davies said. I pulled the bushes away and figured out what they were; it was a whole cart and everything sitting there. No wood around or nothing, that was all rotten away.Excited by his find, Davies picked up the wheels and took them to his truck; but since each axle weighs around 150 lbs., it was easier said than done.This was the biggest find for me, but also the hardest day hauling it all out of there, he said. Took me around an hour and a half to haul each one to get to the truck. Still, Davies was all smiles. Hed caught himself a piece of his-tory in a place that goes quite-a-way back. I camped around Diversion Dam a lot growing up, so Ive always wanted to go further into the bush, see whats all around there, he said, adding that he definitely wants to go back for more his-toric swag. Theres a bunch of trashed-up old iron down the river from the old construction of the dam, its pretty neat, he said. Working as a trades-man by profession, Davies does it all for fun; with the use of a metal detector, a GPS/phone and a good bit of intuition, he just loves to check out old his-toric sites. The oldest coin I have is a silver nickel I found in Port Renfrew dated 1940; then from an old hydro plant in Jordan River I got a porcelain thing that says 1901, so thats the oldest dated object Ive found, he said, adding that hes found piles of stuff over the years, including coins and knives, pick-axes and hammers, as well as an old 1870s frying skillet from Leechtown.As for the train wheels, how they got there or what kind of rail-based vehicle they belonged to remains a mystery; but thats just part of the fun, says Davies. According to the book, The Sooke Story, The History and the Heartbeat, published by the Sooke Region Museum, work on the Diversion Dam began in 1909 by the V.I. Power Company. The dam was built to provide power to light up the City of Victoria. The dam was completed in 1911. In 1907 logging opera-tions began in Jordan River and one-and-one-half miles of standard railway grade was built with picks and shovels.Big wheels keep on turnin....Octavian Lacatusu photoBrandon Davies with the set of train wheels found around the Diversion Dam area out in Jordan River. In 1907 a railway line was built in Jordan River to haul logs out of the bush.Capital Regional DistrictIntegrated Water ServicesPublic Open Houses: Management of Leech Water Supply AreaThe Capital Regional District invites you to learn more about the management of the Leech Water Supply Area and the necessity for updating the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area Protection Bylaw to restrict unauthorized access.In 2007 and 2010, the CRD made a significant investment in purchasing the Leech Water Supply Area to protect and ensure future drinking water supply for Greater Victoria. Learn more about how the CRD plans to protect these future water supply lands by attending one of the open houses below or visiting our website at www.crd.bc.ca/leechYou are invited to attend any of the following open houses:Westshore Juan de Fuca Rec Centre 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, BC Tuesday, April 14 from 4pm to 8pmSooke JDF Electoral Area Planning Services Building 3 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC Thursday, April 16 from 4pm to 8pmSooke Edward Milne Community School 6218 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC Tuesday, April 21 from 4pm to 8pmSaanich Greek Society Community Hall 4648 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC Wednesday, April 22 from 4pm to 8pmShawnigan Lake Community Centre 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC Thursday, April 23 from 4pm to 8pmTo learn more, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/leech or contact Annette Constabel, Senior Manager, Watershed Protection by calling 250.391.3556 or sending an email to aconstabel@crd.bc.caFREE SCOOTER SAFETY GUIDESAFETY, RULES OF THE ROAD, & DRIVING ETIQUETTE. A MUST READ FOR ALL. CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE COPY 1-866-383-7383Sooke Night Market At The Museum Vendor & Busker Information Meeting Thursday April 9th 7pm At the Museum Service Building Information Packages can be downloaded at: www.sookeregionmuseum.com Sooke Night Market At The Museum Vendor & Busker Information Meeting Thursday April 9th 7pm At the Museum Service Building Information Packages can be downloaded at: www.sookeregionmuseum.com This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings.Council meeting agendas maybe viewed at www.sooke.ca2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: info@sooke.cawebsite: www.sooke.caUpcoming Public Meetings Regular Council MeetingMonday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm28 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORsNow is the time to have your say and shape your province.WEBSITE: www.bc-ebc.caEMAIL: info@bc-ebc.caPHONE: 1-800-661-8683B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A E L E C T O R A L B O U N D A R I E S C O M M I S S I O N In a Preliminary Report to the Legislative Assembly, the British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing changes to the area, boundaries and names of electoral districts in B.C.Read the Preliminary Report at www.bc-ebc.ca/reports.Tell the commission your views on the Preliminary Report online at www.bc-ebc.ca, at a public hearing during April and May, or by email at info@bc-ebc.ca.All submissions and presentations to the commission must be made before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.For a schedule of public hearing locations and dates, and more information, visit www.bc-ebc.caTell us your views on our Preliminary Report before May 26, 2015.28 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORJack Most photoArt at the museum The exhibit of local artists works, ARTIFACTS, is being held in the upper gallery at the Sooke Region Museum. The show runs to the end of May and features art which relates to the Sooke region, including Jordan River, East Sooke and Port Renfrew.On March 28 over 65 people attended the opening, with four pieces of art sold by Michel DesRocher, Linda Gordon, Shannon John Valentine and Linda Anderson. The show will change as works are sold thereby refershing the two-month long show.The Sooke Region Museum, located at 2070 Phillips Road, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 29SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 29Sports & RecreationRegistration of collector vehicles being restored gets easier for B.C. ownersIf you love beautiful collector or vintage vehicles, and you want to restore one from out of province for on-road operation, you are in luck.Government, ICBC and the Spe-cialty Vehicle Association of B.C. (which serves car clubs and enthu-siasts) have been working together to improve the process for register-ing an unfinished collector vehicle imported from outside the province. Starting April 9, 2015, the new registration process will come into effect. This will allow vehicle owners to register their collector or vintage vehicles purchased from out of prov-ince before completing the restora-tions to their vehicle. Prior to these changes, vehicle owners ran the risk of not being able to register a vehicle they had invested time, money and effort into restoring.Vehicle owners will have peace of mind that they have met all of the paperwork requirements to reg-ister vehicles in their names. Also, when the owner completes restora-tion of the vehicle and it passes a safety inspection, it will be simpler to license the vehicle for on-road use because it will already be registered. To be eligible for registration before completing the restorations to a vehicle, the vehicle must be at least 25 years old (based on its model year) and be substantially intact, with over half the vehicle in an assembled state.For safety reasons, the vehicle will be flagged in ICBCs system to prevent on-road operation without a passed roadworthiness inspec-tion. To be licensed to operate on B.C. roads, the vehicle must pass a provincial inspection and the owner must also provide the final details of the restored/completed vehicle to ICBC.Approximately 25,000 collector vehicles and 9,000 antique vehicles are registered in B.C. If you have a collector or limited-edition collector vehicle that you just drive occasionally, you may be interested in applying for collector licence plates. Collector plates may be used on cars, light trucks and motorcycles. Vehicles do not need to be licensed in the Collector or Vintage program to be eligible to take advantage of registration without the initial road-worthiness inspection. If you have a vintage vehicle (30 years old or older) you may be interested in applying for vintage licence plates. This will allow you to show your antique vehicle at special events and parades. For more information go to: www.icbc.com/vehicle-registra-tion/collector-mods/Pages/Collec-tor-vehicles.aspxOctavian Lacatusu Photo1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 located in Sooke. This is exactly what youd call a classic. Submitted PhotoSpring football players attending a qb/receiver camp held in Sooke by Coach J.C. Boice. Boyce pointed out that getting the opportunity to serve the Sooke community and help with the kids camp series was a pleasure for him and the entire Rebels program. Football season has already started this year, with the Sooke Seahawks practice in full swing. For more info, visit www.sookeseahawks.com. Octavian Lacatusu PhotoWith the rain subsiding and the sun shining, Noah Allman catches some air on his mountain bike at the Sooke Bike Park last Saturday. FOR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 250-642-8000 SEAPARC SNIPPETFriday, April 10th, 3:15-4:30pmCome and see what Doodle Bugs Preschool is all about!Registration for September program begins April 15.to everyone who helped make our annual Thank You!RED CROSS BABYSITTERS COURSE(Ages 11+)Friday, April 17th 9:00-4:00pmEaster Eggstavaganzaa HUGE SUCCESS again this year Sooke Disposal, Sooke Lions, Royal Canadian Legion Br #54Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart and SEAPARC staff & VolunteersDOODLE BUGS PRESCHOOLOPEN HOUSE30 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORIf you were itching to do some exploring through nature in the coming weeks, well, good news. There are lots of opportunities to do so.Saturday, April 11Broom Removal Whiffin Spit 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Juan de Fuca Com-munity Trails Society & the District of Sooke are joined by the Greater Victoria Green Team. Join in for the day or an hour or two and be sure to have gloves, loppers, and pruners some equipment is available to share. For more information call Rosemary Jorna (250)-642-2767 or email at: sid2767@shaw.ca. Sooke Potholes Park Flower RidgeThis is a JDFEA Parks and Recreation Com-mission sponsored hike. Meet at William Simmons Memorial Park at 9 a.m., (Sooke Business Park 3220 Otter Point Rd.) This is a 10 kilome-ter hike with a difficulty level 3+ rating.The extra difficulty is because of rough foot-ing. Please dress for the weather, good foot-wear, bring lunch and lots of water. There will be lots of flowers so a camera is recommended. For more information call Sid at 250-642-2767 or send an email JdF.CTS@gmail.com. If more convenient, the group can depart from the trail head lower parking lot Sooke Potholes Provincial Park just after 9:30 a.m.30 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORHiking & outdoor activities WASSERMAN + PARTNERS ADVERTISING ART: LM AE: LR DSGN: - PROD: HN LASER %AD SIZE: 5.8125" x 7" PRESS / STOCK: NewspaperBLEED: - RES FINISHED: 200 PPI DESIGN :File: !EPE038_Various OTHER: - ARTWORK SCALE: 1 : 1Rev: Apr. 7, 2015 11:30 AM FINISHED: - RES ARTWORK: 200 PPI AE/PROD :EPE038 FORMAT: InDesign CS6 NOTE : DELIVER: PDF/X-1a TRAP AT OUTPUT STUDIO :EPE-P52778.02CMYKVariousCommitting to our planets future means properly recycling our electronics of the past. Thats why the EPRA, an industry-led not-for-profi t organization, works to keep 100,000 metric tonnes of end-of-life electronics out of landfi lls each year through convenient and regulated e-recycling programs. Technology advances fast, but we only get one earth.Learn more about the electronics recycling program at:recycleMYelectronics.ca/bcThis program is funded through Environmental Handling Fees that are applicable to new electronic products sold in the province.For collection site locations and acceptable products, visit:return-it.ca/electronics/locationsGrand Opening Speakers: Mike Hicks, CRD Director, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Nils Jensen, CRD Board Chair & Mayor, District of Oak Bay John Horgan, MLA, Juan de Fuca Steve Knoke, SEAPARC Manager Shirley Alphonse, TSou-ke Nation elder Maja Tait, Mayor, District of Sooke The Builders: Alpine Bike Parks, Butler Bros., Michell Excavating, Wittich Environmental Services, and JDF Community Trails Society. Grand Opening Sponsors, Supporters & Exhibitors: Western Foods, Sooke Mountain Cycle, The Stick, Parkway Physiotherapy, DJ Dublion, Cocos Pure, Richlock Rentals, Sooke RCMP, Sooke Fire Department, Nolan Riding, South Island Mountain Biking Society, Zack, Noah & Piper Allman and the Dirt Jam Riders. Community Groups: District of Sooke & Laura Hooper, Sooke Bike Club, EMCS, JDF Regional Office & Emma Taylor, CRD & Jen Black SEAPARC Commission, staff & volunteers, Bike Park Steering Committee. Excavating, WittichCommunity Trails Society.The Builders:Alpine Bike Parks, Butler Bros., Grand Opening Speakers:Environmental Services, and SOOKE BIKE PARK AND HIKE & BIKE CONNECTOR TRAIL Notice of AnnualGeneral MeetingDate: Monday, April 20, 2015Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Prestige Oceanfront Resort & HotelAttendance: All Current Members of SMHACall for NominationsThe following positions will be elected at this AGM:President and SecretaryAt least 10 new Directors At Large,to fill various positions on the ExecutiveNominations for these positions are to be sent to chair SMHA Nomination Committee members by email no later than April 19, 2015Kristi Thomas vp@sookeminorhockey.caNominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGMYour attendance at this important meeting is critical,please strive to attendFor additional information please contact: Chairman of the Nomination CommitteeA draw for free registration will take place at the AGMYou must be in attendance to qualifySOOKE & DISTRICT MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONEVERYONEAll Agesand Speeds are Welcome!NEWEvent photoson thewebsite!PRESENTED BY The Vancouver Island Runners Association REGISTER AT vira.bc.caISLAND RACE SERIESSERIES AWARDS AFTER RACE, ALL PARTICIPANTS WELCOME!APR 1911AMEdward Milne School, 6218 Sooke Road Sooke, BC123456782015Sooke River 10k & Series Awards6518 Throup Rd., Sooke(250) 642-2500DeMamiel Creek Par 3 Golf Coursewill be reopening Wed., April 1st9am-5pmGolf CourseGolf Coursewill be reopening Wed., April 1st9am-5pmTheres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 31SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, april 8, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 31ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20Think before you speak, Aries. Quick wit might lead to some easy laughs, but its best to consider how your words will affect those around you before you speak.TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21Give yourself a little more time to solve a puzzling problem, Tau-rus. Within a few days you might have the fresh perspective you need to determine a solution.GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21Gemini, criticism coming your way is intended to be con-structive. Listen to what others are say-ing and recognize that they are advocates, not adversaries.CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22Cancer, give yourself time to form an opinion on an important issue in your life. The more time you give yourself, the more clearly you will see the issue at hand. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23Leo, not every-one moves at your breakneck speed. Just because others arent keeping up doesnt mean they dont under-stand what is going on. Give others time to catch up.VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22Virgo, a budding relationship demands your attention this week. Give this rela-tionship the attention it deserves, and you will be glad for having done so.LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23Libra, resist the urge to rehash an old issue. You and others have long since moved on, and there are more pos-itive things to focus on in the next week.SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22Scorpio, your finan-cial savvy comes to the forefront this week. Put your skill for finding a deal to work and you and your accountant will be glad you did.SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21Sagittarius, a goal that seems unlikely is still worth working toward. Others will be there to offer support and guidance as you pursue this very unique and rewarding goal. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20Capricorn, a great opportunity to express yourself comes along this week. Make the most of this chance to let others see your cre-ative side.AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18Aquarius, a friend or family member looks to you for advice this week. Do your best to put yourself in his or her shoes and let him or her know your sup-port is unwavering.PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20Pisces, you have the wherewithal to complete a projects other may never even attempt. Put your best foot forward and get to work. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYSAPRIL 12Brooklyn Decker, Model (28)APRIL 13Carles Puyol, Athlete (37)APRIL 14Abigail Breslin, Actress (19)APRIL 15Emma Thompson, Actress (56)APRIL 16Bobby Vinton, Singer (80)APRIL 17Rooney Mara, Singer (30)APRIL 18Conan OBrien, TV Host (52)Jack Most PhotoReaders Photo of the WeekJack Most caught a shot of this sail boat going by near the Whiffin Spit.Readers Photo of the Week is sponsored by the Stickleback eatery located at Coopers Cove. Send your high-resolution JPEG photos to: editor@sookenewsmirror.comYour Weekly HoroscopeDROP IN POOL TOURNAMENT 2nd SUNDAY OF EACH MONTHLEGION RIDERS 2nd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7 PMBLUEGRASS 1st & 3rd SUNDAYS 3 PMThe Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913SUNDAY BREAKFAST BRUNCH 9AM - 12:30PM $5 Children WelcomeSUPPORT THE FOOD BANKDonate non-perishable food itemsCHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: SookeLegion.caMONDAYSTUESDAYSWEDNESDAYSTHURSDAYSFRIDAYS6-7:30 PMONLYGeneral Meeting 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7pm Members and Bona Fide Guests Tickets @ Bar$1300 FRIDAY Steak Night KARAOKEEvery Friday 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.with Pete & MeganMaster Card, Visa and Interac now acceptedShort Mat Bowl 1pmEuchre 6:30Pool League 7:00Ladies Darts NoonDominos 10:00 am Shuf eboard 6:30 pmNASCAR 7:00 pmCribbage 7:00Short Mat Bowl 1pmSUNDAYSMEAT DRAWEVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00 PMHAMBURGERS &HOT DOGS AVAILABLESpecial Draw sponsored by Connect Hearingthe kicksLIVESat. April 25, 7:30pm $10Tickets at Mai Mais Bistro,at the Legion, or at the doorHAPPY HOUR MON. - SAT. 5-6 PM ALL HIGHBALLS $3.75ANNIVERSARIES / BIRTHDAYS / GROUP PARTIES WELCOME!Hosted by Navy LeagueBUY TICKETS AT BARTHEN PROCEED TO REGULAR TABLE AS PER USUAL.On-Site offering Complimentary Hearing Health ChecksSat. April 25, 2-4pmCall 250-642-5913 to book.W W W . S O O K E N E W S M I R R O R . C O MSOOKEFOURCAST Your weather forecast for the next FOUR DAYS!What you need to know about the weather to plan your weekend.THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAYSunny High 12 Low 5Hours of sunshine 12Chance of a Shower High 12 Low 7Hours of sunshine 5A Few Showers High 10 Low 7Hours of sunshine 3SATURDAYCloudy w/Showers High 10 Low 6Hours of sunshine 3AUTO CENTERYOUR COMPLETEAUTO CENTER2079 OTTER POINT RD. SOOKE250 642-6665Spring is SprungGet Winter out of your system!MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENTfor Check-Over & Winter Tire Change.PROUDLY SERVING SOOKE, METCHOSIN,JORDAN RIVER AND SOMBRIO !OUR LOCAL WEEKLYSPECIALS ARE BACK32 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 201532 Wednesday, april 8, 2015AHOY BC launches marine tourism websiteCoastal communities in British Columbia are about to get a boost to their economies. April 15th marks the launch of a website devoted to attract-ing marine tourists to BC coastal waters and its communities. AHOY BC will lure visitors to Brit-ish Columbias coast with vivid photos, suggested routes, inter-active trip planning and things to do in every coastal community. Each coastal region will have its own section where visitors can select marinas and communi-ties to visit, find services and learn what each community has to offer. The AHOY BC brand aims to align with the Provincial tourism brand and its Wild at Heart brand essence. Few places on earth can offer an experience of wild, living coastal waters with services and amenities never too far away. Until now, every travel region in the province had a marketing organization, except the sea. AHOY BC markets the marine travel region. According to David Mailloux, Chair of BC Ocean Boating Tourism Association, The tourist in a boat has very different needs than the tourist in car. The launch of the AHOY BC website makes British Columbia a world leader. No other place recognizes the marine tourism market like we do, and no other place can offer our mix of amenities and wild nature.The marine tourism sector is a $200 million dol-lar a year industry. The need to market the Coast as a world-class boating destination has been rec-ognized for many years. Nearly $25 million has been spent on marina expansions on BCs coast over the past six years. AHOY BC adds value to this investment by, as Project Manager Michael McLaughlin put it, putting more boats in berths. Destination British Columbia, the Crown Corpo-ration responsible for destination marketing, sup-ported the birth of AHOY BC through the planning and building stages. Additional funds came from Island Coastal Economic Trust, Coast Sustainabil-ity Trust and Northern Development Initiatives Trust.The website includes guides on environmen-tal stewardship, safe boating, fishing, BC Marine Parks, Aboriginal tourism and has lots of links to things to do. Look for the launch on April 15 at www.ahoybc.com. Octavian Lacatusu PhotoResidential/Commercialand Bin Service.250-642-3646www.sookedisposal.ca WEEKLY TIDE TABLESTIMES ARE IN STANDARD TIME, HEIGHTS IN FEETDay Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT09 04:19 8.9 12:46 3.0 20:02 7.2 22:30 6.910 04:56 8.9 13:37 3.0 21:19 7.2 23:09 7.211 05:46 8.5 14:33 3.0 22:24 7.2 12 00:16 7.2 06:51 8.2 15:33 3.3 23:10 7.513 04:07 6.9 08:12 7.9 16:34 3.3 23:46 7.914 05:25 6.2 09:43 7.9 17:33 3.6 15 00:20 8.2 06:26 5.6 11:23 7.9 18:26 3.616 00:52 8.5 07:19 4.6 12:51 7.9 19:13 3.9PRICEBUSTERSReg. 649.995116-0000May not be exactly as shown8X6CEDAR SHEDUnassembled$599 $797Hardware not incl Other sizes avail.Reg. 14.995526-615 Asst Sizes$547eaGreenApprox. 3x4x8Reg. 6.19LANDSCAPE TIESBrownApprox. 3x4x8Reg. 6.79$597eaReg. 449.995116-168May not be exactly as shown$3478X6METAL SHEDUnassembled 2 Only CAT PADDEDWORK GLOVES6 6 2 6 S o o k e R o a d 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 6 3 6 6 SOOKE Event starts today! 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