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April 18, 2012 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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<ul><li><p> Spring at the Potholes </p><p>ECO FASHION Local designer Jen Bell </p><p>showed her fashions at Eco-Fashion Week. </p><p>Page 18</p><p>SOOKE RIVER 10KScores of runners came out </p><p>for the final Island Race Series.Page 27</p><p> Your community, your classi eds P23 75Wednesday, APRIL 18, 2012</p><p>Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 13Sports/stats Page 26</p><p>Agreement#40110541</p><p> SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O R$12.6-million towards Hwy. 14 roadworkPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>The nasty part of High-way 14 will soon be just a memory and Port Renfrew will rock, so say Rose Bets-worth and Mike Hicks.</p><p>On Thursday, April 5 itwas announced that work would begin on a two-spanbridge on Highway 14 at Sombrio along with 1.2 kmof approach road work, as well as another 5.4 km ofsurface deformation repairs. </p><p>The cost of the project is $12.6-million and the con-tract was awarded to Wind-ley Contracting Ltd. out of Nanaimo.</p><p>The nasty part of High-way 14, including the switch back will soon be a memory and Port Renfrew will be the one to benefit, says Rose Betsworth, president of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce.</p><p>Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Regional Director Mike Hicks says, its wonderful. Its as simple as that.</p><p>He said they have done some pretty nice improve-ments along the road, </p><p>including two electronic signs at the switchbacks. The terrible curves have been the scene of many motorcycle accidents, said Hicks, and this construc-tion will also allow people to haul their boats to Port Renfrew much easier.</p><p>After this work is completed, the highway between Sooke and Port Renfrew will rival the high-way to Whistler for natural beauty and a first class rec-reational destination at the end. Port Renfrew will abso-lutely rock! Hicks said.</p><p>The work will begin in May 2012 and the entire project finish in May 2014.</p><p>Mike Hicks</p><p> Director</p><p>Its wonderful. Its as simple as that.--Mike Hicks</p><p>JdF Regional DirectorPirjo Raits photoPirjo Raits photo</p><p> The falls at the Sooke Potholes are a mossy wonderland. The falls at the Sooke Potholes are a mossy wonderland.</p><p>Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>A surprise increase in the rate of pay for RCMP announced by the federal government has Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne won-dering where the money will come from.</p><p>He said he doesnt know yet how much of an increase the district would be looking at but the figure nationally is $195-million. The RCMP will be looking at ways to save money inter-nally, said Milne, but they </p><p>havent communicated any-thing to municipalities.</p><p>There are two sides to the upcoming increase, one is pay raises for RCMP members and the other is increased lease costs to detachment buildings owned by the federal gov-ernment.</p><p>It looks like a significant increase, said Milne. We are trying to assess what it will be. He said he thinks it will be about 1 per cent.</p><p>What is difficult, said Milne, is that they were blindsided by the announce-</p><p>ment and were not able to consider it in this years budget.</p><p>Something else will have to go, said Milne. We may have to eat into our sur-plus cash to make up for it next year. He mentioned the $120,000 council contin-gency fund as a source to cover the added cost this year.</p><p>If the increase is limited to 1 per cent Milne said he is not worried, but if the increase is $60,000 to $70,000 next year for lease costs thats another story.</p><p>There are no options unfortunately, its frus-trating, were into it for 20 years.</p><p>Its the long-term impli-cations that have the most significance and Milne said he wondered if they could operate on a zero per cent tax increase for the next five years.</p><p>It sends the message to the community and staff that were serious, said Milne in regard to his com-mitment to cut costs and stick to budgets.</p><p>RCMP pay raise will affect budget</p><p> 250.642.6361 www.ShellyDavis.ca Shelly Davis </p><p>Something Special! Gleaming maple hardwood floors in all 4 bedrooms, loft, stairwell, den, great room &amp; entry + tile in wet areas. Immaculate sun-ny home priced below replacement includes bright kitchen with island &amp; stainless appliances, knot-less fir trims throughout, private pergola through French doors off dining area, 2 storey great room with gas fireplace &amp; fully fenced yard with fruit trees. Suitable for the discerning buyer. $440,000 </p><p>Need 4 BRs on Same Level ? </p><p>Call me for a private viewing. </p></li><li><p>2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR</p><p>PRODUCEPRODUCE5-A-Day for Optimum Health</p><p>PRODUCE</p><p>AD PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 18 THRU APRIL 24, 2012</p><p>www.westernfoods.comSeniors Day Thursdays Save 10% on Most Items</p><p>Corned Beef</p><p>DELIDELIHealthy Choices in our</p><p>DELI </p><p>Remember Your Calcium</p><p>DAIRYDAIRYDAIRYIsland FarmsCream Cheese 1kg .....................</p><p>$699Island FarmsButtermilk 1L .................................</p><p>$199Cool WhipAerosol Dessert Topping 225g ..</p><p>$249KraftShredded Cheese 380g .............</p><p>$599</p><p>AD</p><p>SOOKE6660 Sooke Road</p><p>Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm</p><p>We reserve the right to limit quantities</p><p>2</p><p>SEATreats Treats From theFrom the</p><p>SEA</p><p>D PRICES IN EFFECT APRIL 18 THRU APRIL 24 2012AD</p><p>Your Community Food StoreYour Community Food Store</p><p>Fresh Lean </p><p>GroundBeef6.59kg .............</p><p>$299/lbAAA Beef Bottom</p><p>MarinatingSteak8.80kg .............</p><p>$399/lbOlivieri</p><p>PastaSauces160-330ml..........</p><p>$399/ea</p><p>Fresh, Great Tasting Meat </p><p>BUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK</p><p>Fresh</p><p>DigbyScallops</p><p>Farmhouse Fresh Boneless Skinless</p><p>ChickenBreasts13.21kg .............</p><p>$599/lbOlivieri</p><p>FilledPasta350g ..................</p><p>$399Maplelodge</p><p>Chicken Wieners or Bologna325-450g................</p><p>$199/ea</p><p>+ dep</p><p>Quaker Life Cereal 595-650g ............................. $349Gold Seal Solid White Tuna in water 170g 2/300Maxwellhouse Instant Coffee 200g ............... $599Unico Chick Peas or Red Kidney Beans 796ml $179Christies Crispers 200g ...................................... $219Sun ower Basmati Jute Bag Rice 5kg ..$1099Kraft Tartar Sauce 355ml ............................... $289Skake N Bake Coating Mix 113-192g ....................$199 Jell-O Jelly Powders 85g...................................69Carnation Hot Chocolate 130-280g ................ $259Sunrype Applesauce 625ml ............................. $199Unico Assorted Pasta 900g ........................2/400Motts Garden Cocktail 1.89L ....................... $299Christie Family Pack Oreo Cookies 1kg .. $599Dempsters Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 6s .2/500Silver Hills 16 Grain Bread 615g .................... $299Prime Cuts or Lean Cuts Dog Food 690g ............... $139Carlyle Just Tuna Cat Food 170g ...............4/200Jonny Cat Litter 10kg ...................................... $699Cascade Dishwasher Detergent 1.7kg ..... $399Purex Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 8s .. $499Scotties Facial Tissue 70-94s ....................2/200White Swan Jumbo White Paper Towels 2s $199</p><p> AAA Baron of Beef Bottom </p><p> Round Roast</p><p>Locally Owned &amp; Operated Since 1974Locally Owned &amp; Operated Since 1974</p><p>Grated Parmesan</p><p>Sauerkraut $329</p><p>Quality and Convenience</p><p>FROZEN FOODSFROZEN FOODSFROZEN FOODS</p><p>Harvest</p><p>Wieners 675g...............................</p><p>$699Smokehouse Sliced</p><p>Bacon500g ...........................</p><p>2/499</p><p>$349</p><p>$169</p><p>For Your Healthy Lifestyle</p><p> $299 Guayaki Yerba Mate CannedEnergyDrinks</p><p>NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS</p><p>Eden</p><p>Organic Chili 398ml ................$279</p><p>Best Gourmet</p><p>Organic Coffee 454g ............$699</p><p>Yama Moto</p><p>Teriyaki Seaweed Snacks 20g .2/500</p><p>Raincoast Trading</p><p>Wild Paci c Sardines 120g .2/400</p><p>Simply Natural</p><p>Organic Mustards 330ml ...$179</p><p>Dads</p><p>Awesome Sauce 250ml .......$699</p><p>$399 </p><p>6s</p><p>BulkBulkFoodsFoodsBulkFoodsOriental RiceCrackers100g .......................................99Yogurt Pretzels 100g .......................................99</p><p>Bits &amp; Bites 100g ..$149 </p><p>Hickory Smoked</p><p>Almonds100g ........... $119</p><p>BAKERYBAKERYBAKERY</p><p>7.69kg..........................................</p><p>Per 100g</p><p>PanebelloPizza 420-450g ............ ....................</p><p>$399CheemoPerogies 907g ........... ...................</p><p>$189El Monterey</p><p>Burritos 907g ...................................$349</p><p>Island Farms Chocolate orVanilla Plus Ice Cream 1.65L </p><p>$399</p><p> 79</p><p>473ml1.89L</p><p>Fresh</p><p>SoleFillet</p><p> $149 </p><p>$349</p><p> ChocolateChip Muf ns</p><p> $399</p><p>CheeseKaiser Buns6s $339100% WholewheatBread</p><p>Mini CinnamonCrunchies510g</p><p>$199 $479</p><p>/ea</p><p> $349</p><p>LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm</p><p>We reserve the right to limit quantities</p><p>lb/lb</p><p>Ham &amp; Cheese Macaroni Salad</p><p>79</p><p>Blue DiamondAlmondBreeze</p><p>Go GreenGo Greenuse</p><p>Western Foods Cloth Bags</p><p>McCain Cool QuenchersMcCain Cool Quenchers</p><p>Fruit BeverageFruit Beverage225ml</p><p>+ dep</p><p>Apple Pie $449</p><p>7979 945ml</p><p>$199 MottsClamato Juice</p><p>454g</p><p>2/300900ml</p><p>500g</p><p>$269Adams NaturalPeanut Butter</p><p>187-206g</p><p>Quaker DippsGranola Bars</p><p>$219 </p><p>$599 1kg</p><p>Kraft RegularCheez WhizCheez Whiz</p><p>6x710ml or 6x222ml</p><p>All VarietiesCoca Cola</p><p>Campbells Vegetable, Chicken orBeef Broth</p><p>Ruf es XLPotato Chips</p><p>375ml</p><p>99Heinz Easy SqueezeBBQ Sauce</p><p>235g - 255g</p><p>2/6001L</p><p>$169Sunrype Pure orBlended Juice</p><p>750ml</p><p>$389Heinz Upside Down Ketchup</p><p>540g</p><p>$349Quaker Corn Bran SquaresCereal</p><p>UnicoVegetable Oil3L</p><p>$599 </p><p>250g</p><p>$349 FrysCocoa</p><p>680g</p><p>2/400Lumberjack Sesame White, 100% Wholewheat or12 Grain Bread</p><p>410ml</p><p>$299 Classico Alfredo Sauce</p><p>Nature Valley Granola Bars385-552g</p><p>$499</p><p>Per 100g</p><p> MexicanZucchini</p><p>CaliforniaCarrots</p><p>River RanchColeslaw Mix</p><p> 2/300</p><p> 2/500</p><p> 49 </p><p>Washington</p><p>Russet Potatoes10lb bag..........................</p><p>2/600California</p><p>Dole Celery1.30kg.............................59Mexican</p><p>Roma Tomatoes1.08kg .................................49 Mexican</p><p>Mini Watermelon......................................</p><p>2/400OrganicAvocado</p><p>Cal forniaBroccoliCrowns1.74kg........................</p><p> 2/500 Washington MediumYellow Cooking Onions</p><p>33 </p><p>79B.C. X-FancyRoyal Gala Apples</p><p> 99 /ea</p><p>2/500 </p><p>Family PackAll Pkg Sizes</p><p>/100g</p><p>Island Farms</p><p>2%2%YogurtYogurt175g175g</p><p>+ dep.</p><p>+ dep</p><p>/ea</p><p>2/300 </p><p>/lb</p><p>/lb</p><p>ChickenCordon</p><p>Come in Every Wednesday for our </p><p>Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments</p><p>/lb</p><p>7oz.</p><p>600g</p><p>Per 100g</p><p>All Varieties</p><p>73kg</p><p>All Varieties</p><p>+ dep</p><p>5lb bag</p><p>/lb</p><p>6s</p><p>2.18kg</p><p>/lb</p><p>796ml</p><p> $399 /ea5lb bag</p><p>+ dep</p><p>HOT!!</p><p>HOT!!</p><p>/100g</p><p>B.C. GrownLeeks/lb</p><p> $499 Fresh</p><p>Oysters</p><p>8oz. tub /ea</p><p>1.08kg</p><p>1lb bag 3 pack</p></li><li><p>Sharron HoSooke News Mirror</p><p>The EMCS Youth for Change are holding an awareness fundraiser for the public on April 26 at Edward Milne Community School. </p><p>The group of humani-tarian students are hold-ing their second annual fundraiser titled Love Your Planet. The event will be centred around the theme of eco and social awareness. </p><p>According to Scott Rothermel, SD 62 com-munity liasion officer, the event will consist of educational booths to help the public learn about ongoing issues in the community. The EMCS Youth for Change have invited various nonprofit groups and non-governmental orga-nizations to showcase their work. </p><p>Among many will be the Western Wilder-ness committee, TLC Land Conservancy, Ten Thousand Villages and Grandmothers for Africa. </p><p>Well have some social awareness and well have some eco-awareness. Weve invited people like Wild ARC, who take care of animals. </p><p>There will also be a live music component featuring Victoria art-</p><p>ists JP Maurice, Georgia Murray, Kytami and DJ D Whiz. </p><p>Arts and crafts activi-ties will be available for children and desserts from around the world, coffee and tea will be supplied by the culi-nary arts department. </p><p>Its encouraging to see these students can look beyond their own lives and find mean-ing in helping people out. Its a selfless act, Rothermel said, adding the students volunteer their time, without any incentive other then to make a difference. </p><p>The group of 25 stu-dents have fundraised for breast and prostate cancer, and have held a Red Hand Campaign-- which was a petition against the use of child soldiers. </p><p>Grade 12 student Leah Kelley has been a member of Youth for Change since its incep-tion two years ago.</p><p>She said the event is a good opportunity to realize some of the dif-ferent charities world-wide, and the multicul-turalism that exists in Victoria. </p><p>I have an interest in NGOs that are going to be there and theyre something I want to be more involved in for years to come, she said. [The event] is a </p><p>good representation of what we do. </p><p>Rothermel said the event is a collaboration between Stick in the Mud and David Evans from the Rotary Club who is leading an effort to sponsor tuition fees for low income children in Panama.</p><p>Proceeds from the event will be split three ways: to Youth for Change to continue their campaign efforts, to the Panama effort and to the TLC Land Conservancy for their protection of the Sooke Potholes. </p><p>The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tickets are avail-able at the EMCS office and Stick in the Mud.</p><p>www.facebook.com/emcs.loveyourplanet </p><p>SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3</p><p>Up Sooke</p><p>Thumbs Up!</p><p>DONUTS!SOOKE PEE WEE C </p><p>Boys fastball team fundraiser. Krispie Kreme donut sale on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p><p>FIND THE DONUTS at various locations in the downtown core.</p><p>CONSIDER THIS</p><p>THE 10TH CONSIDER the Lilies Show and sale at St. Marys Church in Metchosin features the work of local fibre artists. </p><p>THE SHOW RUNS until April 22, each day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. at 4354 Metchosin Road.</p><p>75 YEARS OLD</p><p>THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY celebration for the Sooke Community Hall takes place on April 28. Watch a retro video and take in the dance at 8 p.m. </p><p>GOOD ETHICSTHE BETTER BUSINESS </p><p>Bureau (BBB) of Vancouver Island announced the 2012 Torch Award finalists today. Local winner of </p><p>OUTSTANDING ETHICAL BUSINESS Practices </p><p>IS GOOD NEIGHBORS Fencing.</p><p>Sharron Ho photo</p><p>Spic and span</p><p>The EMCS Leadership class held a car wash on Saturday, April 14 to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.</p><p>Youth organize fundraiser</p><p>Submitted photo</p><p>EMCS Youth for Change want people to be aware.</p><p>Home sales falter in MarchPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror</p><p>March was the worst month for house sales in recent memory, says realtor Shane Fedosenko. And, according to him a lot of it had to do with the construction along Sooke Road.</p><p>Basically, 99.9 per cent of the reason was the construction on Sooke Road it deterred a lot of people, said Fedosenko.</p><p>He went on to say </p><p>that only 13 homes sold out of the total of 220 listings in Sooke.</p><p>He said Sooke sales are down 33 per cent. Last year sales for March totaled 19, this year 13.</p><p>This is the worst month weve ever had.</p><p>The monthly sales summary from the Victoria real Estate Board show 18 sales of single family homes in Sooke with an average price of $392,215, the lowest prices in the </p><p>Greater Victoria area.The highest price was in Oak Bay with an average price of $956,747. Sooke showed six townhouse sales with an average price of $275, 333. One manufactured home sold in Sooke with a price tag of $72,500. The average price of a lot in Sooke was $146,633 with six sales.</p><p>The road work on Sooke Road was expected to be mostly complete by April 13.</p><p>WAY TO GO Lions for bringing so many delegates to your convention this...</p></li></ul>