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  • BAND FIELD TRIP The band students at

    Journey are raising funds for a trip to Vancouver.

    Page 15

    EMCS GAMEStudents from the EMCS

    hockey academy prevail over teachers.

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    Your community, your classi eds P24 75Wednesday, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

    Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 13Sports/stats Page 27

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    SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O RMassive Moves tv show features local homePirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Some events are so amaz-ing that they just have to be captured on film. This pastFebruary HGTV has been broadcasting the show Mas-sive Moves, a show about moving companies mov-ing massive objects. One of these objects is the home of Barb and Red Reuther, a luxurious home originally from West Vancouver. Their show segment, Pacific Pal-ace, is currently running several times a month. Itwas filmed by Windfall Films from the United Kingdom.

    When asked if they would be willing to have the movefilmed, the film company said it would be, for fameno fortune.

    The 34,000 sq. foot home was hauled by barge from the ocean front in West Van-couver across Georgia Strait to the Strait of Juan Fuca and then into Sooke Harbour.

    The movers, Nickel Broth-ers, were also the sellers as they are in the home salvageand moving business.

    The guy who owned it wanted to recycle it, said Barb Reuther. We were the fourth bidder on it. They looked over the house sev-eral times before making a bid on it. It wasnt the clas-sic house they thought they wanted, but Barb said, the kids loved it.

    She said the house has had a lot of renovations done on it over the years including $300,000 in 1992 and $1-million in 2002. It was designed by architect Russell Hollingsworth and is a very well built house. The home is now being

    renovated by the Reuthers and they figure they will spend upwards of $250,000 in renovations on top of the $145,000 they paid for the house. The $145,000 included the cost of moving the house from West Van-couver to their water front site in Saseenos.

    Red is doing as much of the work as he can and he has help from one of his sons, but he had to contract out the foundation work, which proved to be expen-sive as they had to raise the house three-and-a-half feet

    due to potential flooding along the water.

    While all manner of things could have gone wrong in the move, nothing drastic happened although there were some tense moments when the chain cracked as the house was being pulled off the barge.

    Its amazing they can move a house like this, said Red. It was an incredible feat, incredible engineering.

    Nickel Brothers used 20 hydraulic jacks to move the

    house.The house, once all the

    renovations are done, will be 5,100 sq. feet on three floors. The house is 30.5 feet wide and 69 feet long.

    Work is ongoing but tour-ing the house revealed a home that is still incredibly up-to-date with marble floors and tiles throughout, tons of storage, expansive windows on two levels complete with automatic blinds, great appliances, granite coun-tertops and a whole host of other high-end finishings. The house has three bed-rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, and a playroom any kid would love. The old garage is destined to be an all-purpose room. The house has good bones.

    The Reuthers have become minor celebrities

    in Sooke and when they go to the store people rec-ognize them from Massive Moves. They are pretty real-istic about it all but they did send out notices to all theirfriends and family about the show.

    They thought it was awe-some, said Barb.

    She said other people ask about doing the same thing moving a house and her advise is, it needs to be a good quality house we went in kind of blind.

    All in all they are pleased with the move, the progress on the house and the beau-tiful home they will enjoy after all the work is com-plete.

    So they have it the fame and the film producers were correct no fortune.

    Pirjo Raits photos

    The house being moved by barge along the Strait of Juan de Fuca lastsummer, above; right, Barb and Red Reuther, in front of their new home and their old one. Far right, the house on the lot with the new ground floor. Bottom, one of the marbled bathrooms.

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  • 2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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  • Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Commercial and small-scale growers gathered at the Sooke Community Hall to cel-ebrate Seedy Saturday on Feb. 25.

    Over a dozen dif-ferent growers show-cased information on their gardens, shared techniques, and sold items like vegetables, fruits, seeds, jams and plant start ups. There was also a seed swap, where participants could trade seedlings.

    Seedy Saturday -- which is in its third year -- was a celebration of local food production and gardening, accord-ing to Phoebe Dunbar, Sooke Region Food Community Health Ini-tiative Society board director.

    Everybody comes together, and they swap seeds and they learn what grows well in their community, Dunbar said, adding that knowledge of local,

    edible wild foods was also shared.

    She said Food CHI focuses on teaching people that you can grow food anywhere -- huge acreages, large vegetable plots and even small contained spaces.

    Its all about, kind of,

    coaching people, she said.

    Food CHI is currently developing a coopera-tive network model for local farmers.

    Erika Rolston, stal-wart for the network project, said she is making a directory of all local farmers to

    collaborate and work collectively for similar objectives. For exam-ple, requesting train-ing from a governmen-tal body or organizing bulk purchases of soil amendment.

    Rolston said there will also be a resource directory, where local

    farmers can supply dif-ferent resources they have available within the community.

    The idea right now is that its a really infor-mal network of farmers and food producers -- whether theyre farm-ers or food producers or just sustenance from

    their own backyards. She said the main goal

    is sustaining local food systems and food secu-rity, so the residents of Sooke will have other food sources if the grocery store shelves arent stocked.

    Not only is it safe, locally grown food that is nutritious, but we want it to be afford-able.

    Keeley Nixon, with Alm Farm and Full Circle Seeds, said the Seedy Saturday did a great job at encourag-ing food security.

    Its a wonderful event, and I think its a great venue to have for all our local growers to have place to come and connect within our community, she said. And for our commu-nity to be able to see all the work that were doing and how impor-tant our local food security is.

    The cooperative directory should be available online when completed at: www.sookefoodchi.ca

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Alex Conte, charged with second degree for the murder of his 58-year-old mother Sarah Nickerson on January 8, appeared via video conferencing on February 23 in Western Communities Court to ascertain whether he was fit to stand trial.

    Conte, sat passively looking at the video camera throughout the proceeding. He showed little, if any, expression during the proceed-ings.

    A psychiatric assess-ment was ordered on January 12 to deter-mine whether Conte was fit to stand trial. The assessment was

    received by Crown prosecutor Christine Lowe on February 16 and it was determined by the psychiatrist that Conte was fit.

    Defence lawyer Wil-liam Heflin filed an agreed statement of facts (protected by a publication ban) and asked for another assessment of Contes fitness to stand trial.

    On Thursday, Feb. 23 Judge Evan Blake ordered another psychi-atric assessment which is to take place over the next 30 days. Conte is to reappear before the court on March 22 at 2 p.m.

    Judge Blake ordered the assessment to determine whether the accused at the time of

    the alleged offense was suffering from a mental disorder. The assess-ment will be held at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquit-

    lam.On Jan. 8 police were

    called to Sarah Nick-ersons trailer home where they found her body and and 21-year-

    old Conte was arrested at the scene.

    Nickerson was well-known in Sooke as a dancer and piano teacher and her son

    Alex was at one time a rising star in the skateboard scene. He attended Edward Milne Community School.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3

    Thumbs Up!

    Up Sooke

    More assessments ordered for man accused of murder

    Sharron Ho photo

    Seedy Saturday drew scores of people to the community hall on Feb. 25.

    TAKE A HIKEJUAN DE FUCA

    Community Trails Society hike

    SATURDAY, MAR. 3.EXPLORING THE JUAN

    de Fuca Electoral Area at Willis Point.

    MEET AT THE Park and Ride across from Edward Milne Community School at 9 a.m. to car pool to Willis Point (a 50-minute drive) for a hike. This one involves ups and downs and needs a lunch.

    FOR INFORMATION EMAIL Rosemary Jorna at sid2767@shaw.ca or phone 250-642-2767 or www.jdfcommunitytrails.ca

    AWARDING THE BEST

    THE SOOKE REGION Chamber of Commerce awards night on Thursday, Mar. 1 at the Prestige Hotel.

    TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM the chamber office, call 250-642-6112.

    FOR WOMENWOMENS WELLNESS SHOW SUNDAY, MAR.

    4 at Sooke Harbour House. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Booths, information, fashion show, etc.

    TO ALL THOSE folks who wore a pink shirt today to raise awareness to the harm associated with bullying.

    Sharing and swapping at Seedy Saturday

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    Did You Know?Governments News Release regarding the bonus offered to BC First-Time New Home Buyers and the new HST rebate limits are incredible news for the Sooke Real Estate Market and the Builders/Developers in our area. Many of Sookes residents are involved in the Construction Industry. Check out the information and talk to your realtorwww.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2012/homebuyers/2012_First_Time_Home_Buyers_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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  • Coming from Surrey, B.C., I was apprehen-sive of how my first week would go in the islands oceanside town of Sooke.

    I was happy to learn the community is vibrant, active and friendly -- the perfect stomping ground for a

    junior reporter. Ive also learned

    from my colleagues that this diverse town never lacks for news, and has its fair share of eccentrics and notable characters. With that in mind, I look forward to covering the events and issues that may arise in this town of 12,000.

    In the past, I worked as a reporter in north-ern Alberta for a rural community newspaper called the Lac La Biche Post. And have had arti-cles published in my hometown community newspaper, the Surrey Leader.

    I received my Bach-elor of Arts in philoso-phy from the University

    of British Columbia in 2010, and completed a journalism certificate from Langara in 2011.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 5

    Cadet program could lead to careerSharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The local fire depart-ment is recruiting youth in Sooke to join their new cadet fire fight-ing training program, which will commence on April 13.

    Our hope is that theyll stay on as a volunteer in Sooke if theyre living here, but it gives them the poten-tial to take this training and apply to a career position somewhere else, said fire chief Steve Sorensen.

    According to Sorensen, the program will be accepting a max-imum of 10 applicants, who must be a mini-mum of 16-years-of-age. He said the cadets will receive the exact same training as new recruit fire fighters, at no cost.

    Cadets will receive the entire gamut of training from knowl-edge of fire fighting gear to handling hoses and climbing ladders. With enough training time accrued, cadets can qualify for Fire Fighter level one and Fire Fighter level two. The entire program itself will take about two years to complete.

    Sorensten said after six months of training, cadets will be able to respond to fire calls, but will only perform duties theyre qualified for. Which would still be of great service to the fire department, as volunteer fire fighters are hard to come by.

    I dont think were in dire straits, but definitely the need is there, Sorensten said. Historically we lose

    half of the people who sign up in the first cou-ple of months because they find out its too big a commitment for their lifestyle.

    Although the demand

    for volunteer fire fight-ers in Sooke is high -- with 8 vacant positions -- Sorensen said the pro-gram will be beneficial for students who want volunteer hours for

    graduation, work expe-rience, and possible career positions in the future.

    Were hoping were going to fill the ranks, but its kind of buildling on the future.

    Students will receive training at Station 1 or Station 2 depending on where they reside, and will have to arrange their own transporta-tion to the respective detachment.

    The Sooke fire depart-ment introduced stu-dents to the cadet pro-gram at Edward Milne Community Schools open house on Feb. 20, and held two infor-mation sessions at the school on Feb. 23.

    The cadet training classes will be every second Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Forever young, leaplings celebrateErin McCrackenBlack Press

    Sooke resident Jessica Rob-inson turns 10 today, making her another year older but still younger than her sons, 17-year-old Zach-ary and 16-year-old Jacob Humphreys.

    And now that Emily Bailey is eligible to get her drivers licence, at four years old shell be the youngest Esquimalt resident to get behind the wheel of a car.

    Robinson and Bailey were born on a leap day, an extra day in the Gregorian calendar that rolls around every four years. The addition of Feb. 29 balances the calendar with the clock and synchronizes the seasons with calendar dates, according to official timekeepers at the National Research Council of Canada.

    I kind of want to find more people who are leap year (babies) and actually talk to them and find out if people ask them the same questions, says Bai-ley, the only leapling, as leap day babies are known, out of 733 stu-

    dents at Esquimalt High.

    Even though she is four years old in leap years, she is also cel-ebrating her sweet six-teen.

    As her unique birth-day approaches, the attention she gets ramps up and the ques-tions start coming.

    Ive been asked, Since you dont have a real birthday most of the years, doesnt that mean you cant get your drivers licence when

    you turn 16? she said with a laugh.

    You get teased a lot for being so young, especially since Im so tall, too, said Bai-ley, who is five-foot-11. People are like, Oh, youre the tallest four year old Ive ever seen. But its pretty fun.

    Meanwhile, Robin-son, a legal assistant who works in a down-town Victoria law firm, will celebrate being fabulous and 40 by blowing out a mere 10

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    take particular delight in wishing her a happy birthday. They have attempted to get her to say yes to them by reminding her she is younger.

    Robinsons counter quip always works: But Ive been around the sun more times than you, she says.

    Teasing aside, Bai-ley and Robinson have been waiting for four years for their real birthdate. In non-leap years they celebrate on Feb. 28.

    When Robinson was a kid, sometimes her parents would throw her a birthday party in March.

    When you celebrate your birthday in March its kind of like patting a cat backwards, she said. Its good, but it doesnt feel right.

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    Sooke resident Jessica Robinson was born in a leap year on Feb. 29, an extra day in the calendar which only comes once every four years. Jessica turns 40 today, but will only blow out 10 candles.

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    A. There are many wonderful early literacy programs for babies and young children right here in Sooke, at the Sooke Family Resource Society. Parent-Child Mother Goose, the Victoria Conservatory of Musics Head Start Childrens Music Program, and the Drop-In Playgroups offered at SFRS are free, and are excellent ways to introduce your little one to early learning literacy activities in a fun way. These activities lay the foundation for success in learning to read later in childhood. Please call 250-642-5152 to nd out more, or to register for these programs.

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    Community gets say on park landSharron HoSooke News Mirror

    About 50 people showed up for the Capital Regional Districts public consultation on the Jordan River Park boundary at the Sooke Community Hall on Feb. 22.

    We want to hear from the community on the future park boundary. First of all, what is the value of the area, what land should become this park and [what] land should be declared as surplus? said Jeff Ward, CRD parks manager of planning and resource development.

    A majority of residents attended seeking clarification on how the CRD was determining surplus and information on the land parcels.

    Pascale Knoglinger, BC Rural Network board member, had concerns that residents were not able to properly provide input on boundaries without a park evaluation. She also expressed concern about the land zoning of the parcels near Jordan River, and whether or not the surpluses would be sold back to industry.

    Others expressed concern about the severity of contamination found in

    the Jordan River land parcels, and whether or not seller Western Forest Products could clean it in time for the August 2012 land transfer to CRD.

    Bob Phillips, school board trustee, said not enough research was done to determine the value of surplus land over time.

    I have a hard time getting my head around any surplus in that land across the long run or if it is, should the decision not be made another 10, 15, 20 years out?

    Ward said CRD purchased the 187 hectares of park reserve land -- now Jordan River Regional Park Reserve -- from WFP in 2010 to protect the beach access along the Juan de Fuca Strait.

    But he added the

    CRD was required to purchase the lands in legally defined parcels, resulting in the possession of land that did not have park value -- namely, land north of West Coast Road.

    We only have so much money to buy land, so weve got to be really efficient in our use of our money, he said, adding that any funds from surpluses sold would be used to pay off remaining debts from the $9.5 million purchase.

    The 187 hectares were part of 2,350 hectares purchased from WFP for $18.8 million. The land was acquired for watershed protection and park land reserves, and is to be paid over three years. The land was paid for through the CRD Land Acquisition Fund,

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    The park itself stretches for 3.5 km between Sandcut Beach and Jordan River. Two parcels of land, including Sandcut Beach were transferred in 2010-2011. Remaining parcels east of Jordan River will be transferred in 2012.

    According to a CRD information kit, public comments from the meetings will be consolidated into a report for the CRD Regional Parks Committee and Board. A decision on the boundary is set for the summer of 2012.

    A second public consultation was held in Victoria the following day.

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

    This is my letter to you regarding the budget and funding for special needs and children with disabilities within the Sooke School District.

    First let me tell you about myself and my situation. My name is Laura Wristen. Im a single mother of three children. My oldest son, Dawson is 11- years-of-age and has an intellec-tual disability. His diagnosis is mod-erate to profound cognitive impair-ment with combined type ADHD He presently attends John Muir Elemen-tary. I am an employee of School ;District No. 62. I am an educational assistant and I work with students with special needs and disabilities.

    I was informed hours for support with his EA (educational assistant) had been cut to little or no support in the afternoon. Some of his hours were needed and other students sup-port (three students in particular) hours were needed in order to sup-port this child with more severe dis-abilities in Kindergarten with limited funding when in actuality needed full time one-on-one support but the school didnt get the funding needed to support the child adequately.

    This is unacceptable. I do not blame the teachers or the educa-tors, they are doing the best they can with what they got. But what they got is not enough. Not nearly enough. I am tired of accepting the unacceptable. I am angry and I fear especially for my son that he is not getting the education that he deserves. Stress, frustration and anxiety levels are increasing in this classroom because my son is not receiving the support he is entitled to. Therefore more disruptions and meltdowns occur on a daily basis in this classroom. It is not fair to my

    son, nor to the teacher, nor to the other students in the classroom. No one is benefiting from this situation.

    Classrooms are not supposed to contain more than 22 students per classroom. In reality the majority of classrooms have exceeded those numbers. Not to mention not more than two special-needs or disabled students per classroom, in many cases there are more than that per classroom with shared EA support because of limited funding for one on one support.

    As well as most classrooms have more than three students with IEPs (individual education plans) for students that are not meeting their grades curriculum or need modifi-cations to the curriculum. So our teachers are expected to meet or customize education for all these students with specialized needs, teach the regular curriculum, find time for assessments and testing, with little or no prep time.

    A LAIS (language arts and integra-tion support teacher) I spoke with told me her hours were cut this year and she still had the same demands of her job with less time to do it in. She told me she has never been so stressed out and was hearing from other teachers and educators that were considering or have already gone on stress leave.

    The bottom line is there is not enough money in the budget to sup-port the needs of the students. This problem in our educational system needs to be badly rectified. Multi-ple schools in the Sooke District are pleading to get more support hours and are not getting them because there is no money in the budget. We are not getting what is needed for the

    educational demands to be success-ful. More and more kids fall through the cracks in the educational system because there is no funding or help provided to them. The budget is not acceptable and everyone involved suffers. Our children, teachers and educators have the right and entitle-ment to receive and give a quality education.

    This is why I need to express my anger, frustration and fear of what is going on in our childrens class-rooms. I know many parents, teach-ers and educators with the same frustration and concerns. The bud-get needs to be changed. Our chil-dren are our future. What will the future hold for these children with inadequate or insufficient educa-tions? Not a picture I like. What the government lacks to provide our children with today (or what dol-lars they save by not putting into the educational system) in the end these children will be adults possi-bly draining on government services (social assistance, correctional ser-vices, mental health services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, etc.) and coming out of the tax pay-ers pockets. I just dont want to take it anymore! Our children are literally victims and will become statistics of our inadequate and insufficient edu-cational system and budgets.

    Laura WristenSooke

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    OUR VIEW

    Tolerance is something that appears to be missing in todays world. People move to places where there are such things as train whistles, five oclock guns, church bells and hotels. They know what they are getting into and then they start complaining. In Fernie, for example, there are residents who want the train whistle stopped because it disturbs them. Never mind that it is a safety issue and has been going on for 100 years. Others complain of noise when they move to an area that has a commercial establishment in the

    vicinity and they dont like it. Havent heard anyone complain about church bells though.

    Sooke is a community trying to thrive in a very tough business climate and businesses do not need impediments forced on

    them. At Monday nights council meeting, a restrictive

    covenant was lifted thereby allowing the Sooke Harbour House to hold outdoor events without fear of breaking any covenants. Mayor Wendal Milne and Councillor Maja Tait were opposed. Council decided that a stricter and more definitive bylaw enforcement policy would suffice. It was not an issue of use but rather one of noise. This will not make some of the neighbours happy, but to restrict a businesss ability to do business doesnt make them happy either. No one wins really when there is still the tension and ill will in the neighbourhood. This whole issue brings up the fact that the district did not have an effective and accessible complaints procedure and it has now dealt with that and it will help other neighbourhoods, not just the ones on Whiffin Spit.

    No one wins really when there is still the tension...

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  • A few points to correct

    Once again thanks to the Sooke News Mirror for approaching me during my spin in front of the Sooke Liquor Store on Jan. 28 and your article on me in the Feb. 15 edition. And particular thanks to all those who donated towards my ride(s), or indeed, gave me words of encouragement towards doing so.

    Just a few points of correction to this piece however :

    My dad died within 18 months of his diagno-sis with Myodisplastic Syndrome (MDS). Cur-rently, an MDS diagno-sis is without available cure.

    Travel will be 125 - 160 km/day, for each ride - varying, of course, according to the ride route in each province. In the B.C. Challenge Ride, the total distance is 320 km.

    The PET/CAT diag-nostic imaging instru-ment bought with last years B.C. ride pro-ceeds was the secon-done in the province. (Hence the reduced wait times.)

    In the Quebec ride, each of the 144 riders raised at least $2,500, over $500,000 as a group.

    Jonathan Good-man, CEO of Paladin Labs may have dona-ted directly to the ride, but his greatest contri-bution came from the formation of Team Paladin for Quebecs inital Ride to Conquer

    Cancer in 2009. He has devoted (and con-tinues to devote) signi-ficant company resour-ces to the ride, follo-wing his recovery from non-Hodgkins Lym-phoma (NHL). Pala-din, as indicated, is the specialty pharmaceuti-cal company that he is the CEO of.

    I am usually quite careful to point out that I surf my kayak.

    I really only spent the first 18 months of my life in Hinton as a resident. My dad was an RCMP and we moved from there to four other points within Alberta by the time I entered high school in Stettler, Alberta. (Where I met Neil Gertsma.)

    Again, sincere thanks to the Sooke News Mir-ror for your coverage.

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    Regarding: The gate-way theory, Feb. 22.

    The problem with Ted Devers prohibition-ist rhetoric (beyond the obvious, that marijuana induces biochemical changes in the brain

    its why people use marijuana) is that the gateway theory is con-jecture.

    DEA Administra-tive Law Judge Francis Young said in 1988 that, In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume . . . Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.

    The gateway theory which says all mari-juana users go on to hard drugs has been debunked over and over again. It is nothing more than an attempt to make people fear marijuana. The only reason any associa-tion between marijuana and cocaine exists is because of drug prohi-bition.

    What is more perplex-ing is the propensity of various (U.S.) govern-mental agencies to be involved in drug traf-ficking. In April of 1989, the Kerry Committee report, an investigation by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding charges of Contra involvement in cocaine and marijuana trafficking found that:

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    Participation of nar-cotics traffickers in Contra supply opera-tions through business relationships with Con-tra organizations.

    Provision of assis-tance to the Contras by narcotics traffickers, including cash, weap-ons, planes, pilots, air supply services and other materials, on a voluntary basis by traf-fickers.

    Payments to drug traffickers by U.S. State Depar tment .Funds authorized by Congress for humanitarian assis-tance to the Contras, in some cases after traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges, in others while traffick-ers were under active investigation by these same agencies.

    Drug warriors clearly have more than altruis-tic reasons for retaining drug prohibition.

    Wayne PhillipsHamilton, Ont.

    Trash talk questioned

    Double Happiness cigarettes are from China, not Japan. Their writing systems are similar but easily told

    apart. Im sure there are Sooke residents of Jap-anese or Chinese back-ground that would help you distinguish them.

    And trash is not a good word to describe the debris from the tsu-nami. Not many of us would look around our houses and say every-thing in it is garbage.Remember, nobody in Japan put their garbage at sea; their houses with all their belong-ings were washed away, and this includes all their memories and family heritage, some going back many gen-erations.

    F. Trahan Shirley

    Stop online bullying

    Ten tips to identify and stop cyber-bully-ing

    1. Tell your kids not to open or read emails from suspected cyber-bullies. Teach kids to immediately dump sus-picious emails in the trash.

    2. Teach your chil-dren to NEVER agree to meet someone who they met online in per-son. People can disguise themselves as anyone they want online. They should never give them any personal informa-tion.

    3. Monitor the use of your childs photo online. Many cyber-bul-lies will take your childs photo and manipulate it in ways that are dam-aging or embarrassing.

    4. Watch out for signs that your child may be

    LETTERS

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com LETTERS 9

    We asked: Do you think an arts umbrella group to help already exisitng arts and cultural groups would be beneficial to Sooke?

    Theres enough individuals with individual ideas about arts and I dont think they

    need to organize them-selves into an umbrella

    because I think that would be too much bureaucracy for the amount of arts we

    have.Ron Low

    I think having all the arts groups under one umbrella would be a good idea, it would make it more acces-sible to people and get the word out there. It would make it easier for people in Victo-ria to find out about events, and get them to come all the way out to Sooke.

    Colleen Lafleur

    I think something like that makes sense because

    people working together can accomplish more than

    individually.

    John Bridal

    I think thats sort of moving in the right direction. Orga-

    nization is good, I think they (arts groups) would benefit

    a lot.

    William Norton

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    My aim is to provide my Clients with friendly, professional service they want and the results they want. Here is what a recent client had to say.

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  • already suffering from cyber-bulling. Always keep the communica-tion door-open. Com-mon warning signs include depression and withdrawal from social situations.

    5. Cyber-bullies can easily be blocked using most chat programs and/or email programs. Teach your child how to filter out online people who they dont want to communicate with.

    6. Monitor your chil-drens online activ-ity either by directly getting involved or subversively. You can improve your ability to accomplish this by removing computers with an Internet con-nection from the childs bedroom and/or des-ignating specific fam-ily hours for Internet use. Have a list of rules posted by the com-puter on what they are allowed or not allowed to do online (i.e. no using chat rooms) even when they are using computers elsewhere.

    7. Teach your chil-dren to never share their passwords and/or personal information with anyone. One of the fastest-growing types of cyber-bullying is steal-ing someones identity and making embarrass-ing, damaging state-ments in that persons name.

    8. Stay true to your mission and dont back down from your obli-

    gation to protect your children from harm.

    9. Share your con-cerns by talking to school officials and other groups your child is involved in. If you suspect any cyber-bul-lying you need to esca-late your concerns to officials immediately to determine if they have a policy in place to deal with such behavior.

    10. Be willing to contact law enforce-ment officials. Par-ents whove gathered evidence of cyber-bullying,especially if there has been threats to the health and well-being of the child, should immediately contact the police.

    Mark BernardSooke

    Open letter

    to Kevin Falcon

    Honourable Kevin Falcon

    Minister of FinanceVictoria, B.C.Dear Sir :I was surprised and

    disappointed to read:Rebate Boosted for

    Newly Built HomesEffective April 1, 2012,

    the current HST rebate threshold for home

    purchases increases to $850,000. More than 90 per cent of newly built homes are below that price. Purchasers will now be eligible for a provincial HST rebate of up to $42,500. And, for the first time, purchas-ers of new secondary vacation or recreational properties built outside the GVRD and Capital Regional District priced up to $850,000 will be eligible to claim a pro-vincial grant of up to $42,500, effective April 1, 2012.

    I am the Regional Director for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area representing the small town of Port Renfrew. Our community is within the boundary of the CRD and would seem to be excluded from this terrific rebate putting us in a com-petitive disadvantage to the rest of British Columbia.

    Port Renfrew has been struggling to overcome the loss of resource related indus-tries and is just now enjoying some benefits

    from the sale of recre-ational properties. A development company has recently sold 40 small recreational cot-tages and lots. These parcels have added to our existing tax base of 120 lots and have pro-vided a huge stimulus to our local economy.

    The economic future of Port Renfrew is dependent on the sale of secondary vacation and recreational prop-erties. Quite simply the budget announcement will cripple that future.

    Please consider including Port Renfrew, the Juan Fuca Electoral Area and my CRD neigh-bours of Salt Spring Island and the Gulf Islands in the HST rebate program. We are equally concerned for our communities and hope this was a simple over-sight .

    Thank you and we

    look forward to your decision.

    Sincerely yours,Mike Hicks

    Regional Director Juan de Fuca

    No gateway seen

    Mr. Dever provides proof that cannabis causes irrational and delusional thinking in those that dont use it. The only gateway associated with canna-bis is caused by prohi-bition in that because it is sold by criminals, the same criminals also sell other drugs.

    Mr. Dever also does not appear to under-stand statistics and is quoting correlation as causal stats. Using his methodology we could show that 99 per cent of murderers drank milk as a child. Just like the

    statistics he cites, this does not mean that one causes the other, they are simply correlated and meaningless to use to form public policy.

    Dave LaneSanta Cruz, CA

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    LETTERSContd from page 9

    Deliver 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 informa-tion, address and phone number for clarification.

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    Edward Milne Community School held its second annual open house featuring school departments for students and parents on Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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    CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLYSOOKE HARBOUR

    6851 West Coast RoadPastor Eduardo Aristizabal

    SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00am250.642.4822

    How many times have you found yourself in a place where despair is the only thing that you see? Life is full of great moments and bad ones, it seems that the universe is resting on top a cosmic balance and we are just small particles that are tossed back and forth.

    There was a man who lived many years ago, his name was Abram and he was married to Sarai and even though they had everything, they were lacking something, a child. In their society, having children was more important than anything else. It meant the continuing of the family name, the blessing of God upon the family and when there were no children, people would look at the couple as if they were being punished by God.

    Abram and Sarai were getting old, they were past their 90s and losing their hope of a child. This is where God intervenes, the truth is that we are not particles tossed in a cosmic balance, but we are the most precious creation that a loving God has made.

    The rst thing that God did was to help Abram and Sarai to start confessing His promise. God changed their names: Abram was to be called Abraham "father of many nations" and Sarai was now Sarah "a princess".

    Later, Abraham was by the seashore and one more time God spoke to him "I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore".

    If today you are facing a trial, facing despair or waiting for a miracle; let me assure you that the God of the universe knew you before you were born. He cares for you. Today, you can come to God and bring your concerns to Him, and God will hear you.

    Let hope and peace that comes from God invade you and the next time that you are on a walk by the beach, remember the childless couple that had a son at a very early age, because of God promise. He is the same today and you can trust in Him.

    Eduardo Aristizabal

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    Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Sookes own Ashton Combdon, 8, will be travelling to the main-land to play along-side the Make-A-Wish Dream Team in the 10th Annual EA Challenge on March 4.

    The exuberant young boy suffers from a life-threatening intestinal condition that requires him to be fed through an IV. To date, Ashton has endured 36 surger-ies.

    But you would never know Ashton suffers from a medical condi-tion by looking or talk-ing to him, said his mother Michelle Comb-don.

    A sentiment shared by her husband Quin-ton Combdon.

    He wont let his con-dition slow him down. Hes a lot tougher than I am -- hes got a good

    spirit, he said. Ashton is so excited

    that hes been count-ing down the days until

    he travels to the Elec-tronic Arts Campus in Burnaby to compete in a video game challenge against EA staff, players from the BC Lions and Whitecaps, and many others. The games of choice are EA SPORTS NHL and FIFA games on Xbox 360.

    Im going to go out there and try my best, Ashton said.

    Quinton said his son is excited, but does not understand the magni-tude of the event.

    Hes pretty excited, but I dont think he completely under-stands what he got invited to. Hes excited because he gets to play video games, but I dont think he understand the whole gravity of the situation.

    Ashton said hes feel-

    ing pretty good and is excited to go against some of B.C.s major sports players.

    An avid gamer, Ashton will also receive exclu-sive access to the latest video games not yet on the market. According to Ashton, his current favourite video game is Skylanders.

    Last July, Ashton received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foun-dation, and went on a trip to Disney World in Orlando with his fam-ily.

    According to a Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon press release, the organiza-tion has been operat-ing since 1983, and has fulfilled nearly 1,500 wishes from children with life-threatening conditions.

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  • People like Sas-kia and Dar-rel love to be on stage. They willalways end up in the-atre groups, choirs oras midway carnies.Entertaining is as mucha part of their psyche as singing and playingand, after awhile, the two get intertwinedseamlessly, living on the emotions they stirup in our audiences.Vaudevillers, show-biz people, traveling snake-oil salesmen, big-tentrevivalists, musicians, theres something akinbetween all of these who have the wander-ing soul, the diamonds in their eyes, and thenext town on the road already sized up fortomorrows revue.

    Saskia and Darrel are returning once again for another eveningof good quality music presented by the Sooke Folk Music Societys Concert Series. The duo performs this Saturday evening, March 3.

    Saskia and Darrel are a Canadian musical duowho sing and play con-temporary and originalfolk songs. The desig-nation is Prairie Folk, thats what they play. Thats who they are,storytellers and fabu-lists in the business of spinning yarns and fir-ing up imaginations, liv-ing the dream, winning the musical equivalent of the lottery and lov-ing it.

    Darrel Delaronde is a veteran performerand sought after studio musician, whose debut album Family Tree fea-

    tures guest appear-ances by Darby Mills and Daniel Powter.

    Saskia Overbeeke has shared stages with suchnotables as Valdy, Ian Tyson and Roy Forbes.

    While touring throughout Europe, Western Canada, the United States and Mexico she turned out four albums: Back in Time (with her band Dj vu); Lady Luck; Saskia; and the highly acclaimed Christmas Dream, a fundraiser for B.C. and Canadian foodbanks.

    Saskia & Darrel oftentour with Canadian music icon Gary Fjell-gaard which speaks volumes about their abilities as musicians and songwriters. Gary is well-known through-out the music industry as being very fussy about his sound andthe integrity of his show. This dedication to excellence is one of

    many lessons learnedby this dynamic duo from their years on theroad with Gary.

    On their own they are a powerful presence; winning Top 5 peoples

    choice awards, hitting the #4 spot on MSNRadios National Top 30 Countdown, and beingnominated for Album of the Year, AboriginalArtist of the Year (times three), as well as Song-writer of the Year in Sas-katchewan. Saskia andDarrel remain a peren-nial favorite on the IndyEuro stations. With nine CDs under their belts,they are truly seasoned professionals

    Do join us this Sat-urday evening for anincredible evening of music with Saskia andDarrel. It all happens at Holy Trinity AnglicanChurch, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at7:30 p.m. with the con-cert commencing at 8.Tickets will be avail-able at the door or inadvance at Shoppers Drug Mart in Sooke.

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  • Taking the best of the old and making it new

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Theres a trend that is getting a lot a of atten-tion from fashionistas and its not from the latest high profile desig-ners. Move over Ralph, Donna and Yves, there is a new game and it is taking the best of what you do and transfor-ming it into something new sort of.

    Jenn Bell is a budding clothing designer who goes dumpster diving, scavenging through thrift stores and garage sales to find those trea-sures destined for the dump.

    Shes seeking out those interesting gar-ments with potential for transformation. She calls it upcycling and it is. She takes old and new garments des-tined for the landfill and creates new one-of-a-kind garments. A regular viewer of Pro-ject Runway, Bell star-ted out by using paper a florist threw out to make a paper dress and continued to fuel her passion for fashion with forays into duct tape and recycled fibre

    dresses.She particularly likes

    vintage dresses as she says they are so well made compared to

    their modern made in Third World counter-parts.

    I just dont unders-tand why people would

    just throw them away.Eco-fashion is a big

    trend in Vancouver and the city seems to have the leading edge entre-preneurs. Bell is right onto that. The Van-couver store, Twig & Hottie, is interested in her line and she wants to get enough one-of-a-kind pieces together to showcase her work in the store. She has a Facebook page, Dis-carded Couture, which showcases her work.

    Im trying to do qua-lity versus quantity, she said.

    She has a seamstress, Patrice Wilson, who sews her garments as she is not yet a sewer. She wants to get some training at the Pacific Academy of Design, but the tuition is $20,000 and this is the way she is raising the money for it.

    Right now its more like a hobby, hopefu-lly it will take off, said Bell.

    When Bell isnt in her work room she is at SEAPARC coaching swimming, which she has done for the past 10 years.

    Bell will have her models strutting down the runway showing off her latest creations at the Womens Well-ness Fair at Sooke Har-bour House on Sunday, March 4.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com ARTS 13

    Discards become upcycled fashion

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Above Jenn Bell with her designs, below some details on two creations.

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    An Invitation to Nominate Candidates for The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

    To honour 60 years of Her Majestys Service, the Diamond Jubilee Medals are a visible and tangible way to recognize outstanding Canadians from all walks of life for their contributions to their fellow citizens, to our communities and to our country.

    MP Randall Garrison, on behalf of the Governor General, has the honour to award 30 of these Medals in the constituency of Esquimalt Juan de Fuca.

    MP Garrison has set up a small committee of community representatives to review the nominations and recommend medal recipients.

    To be eligible for this honour, a person must: be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, but need not

    necessarily reside in Canada;have made a signicant contribution to a particular province, territory, region

    or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada; andbe alive on February 6th, 2012, the 60th anniversary of Her Majestys

    accession to the Throne. The medal can be awarded posthumously, as long as the recipient was alive on that date.

    If you wish to nominate an individual, please forward a nomination letter and biography of the individual to the Diamond Jubilee Medal Selection Committee, c/o Randall Garrison, MP, a2 100 Aldersmith Place, Victoria BC V9A 7M8.

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    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    A couple of times a week at Journey Middle School, an enthusias-tic and noisy group of students gets together to play music. Its a joy-ful noise a cacoph-ony of sound, a wall of music.

    Eighty students in Grades 6 and 8 happilytrudge to the music room to learn anddream of becoming musicians.

    Lorna Bjorklund is the band conductor and she knows the impact that music can have on youth.

    It becomes a life long interest, it is build-ing focus and connec-tions in the brain, said Bjorklund. Its worth-while for kids.

    Studies have shown how kids who learn music are more adept at subjects such as math and science. They have learned discipline and that helps in other areas as well as music.

    Katie, one of the Grade 6 students said, its very relaxing, it helps me calm down after a rough day.

    Other students said they wanted to eventu-ally play in an orches-tra, or to play the violinprofessionally.

    Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Anne McDougall is volunteering her time twice a week and she said it was a wonder-ful thing for studentsas they learn discipline, work as a team anddevelop problem solv-ing skills.

    Arman said it is a fun way to pass the timeand Hunter said he liked playing all the dif-ferent sounds.

    So far it is Grade 6 and 7 students in band, but Bjorklund is setting a goal to have band put into the timetable for students in Grade 8.

    The band studentsare planning a field trip to Vancouver this April and on Feb. 25 they held a bottle drive to raise money for expenses. They also did some busking in Langford earlier in the month. They could still use some help.

    Spearheading the fundraising campaign is Debbie Qayum, the band president. She has

    been with Bjorklund for the past four years. She said the kids will be playing in schools and taking a workshop.

    Its really impor-tant, if you make band a career, you travel and it is a good way for the kids to bond, said

    Qayum.The band is trying to

    raise $2,000 and so far they have raised $600 from a karaoke event.

    Were getting there, were on our way, she said.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    At the back Anne McDougall and Lorna Bjorklund stand with some of the students playing strings in the band program at Journey Middle School. Below, more students from the band classes.

    Band students trying to get to Vancouver

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    Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2011Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmPlace: Council Chamber, Municipal Hall 2205 Otter Point RoadContact: District of Sooke Tel: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541 Email: info@sooke.ca

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    Food Bank hungers for morePirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    People are hungry all the time, not just at Christmas.

    After Christmas the dona-tions drop off... but were still here, said Sooke Food Bank president Ingrid Johnston.

    The Sooke Food Bank is expe-riencing a large increase in the number of folks looking for a little help to fill their cupboards with food.

    In January there were 162 hampers of food given to the needy and in February there was 258. Thats close to a 60 per cent increase.

    I dont remember in my time there being over 200, says Barry Gifford ex-president of the Sooke Food Bank. March is going to be worse.

    Which brings the need into clear view. The food bank is run-ning low on food and help is needed.

    With Sooke experiencing a building boom and people in the trades looking for work here, the need is bigger. Without work they are looking for assistance and help. All of the agencies in Sooke are experiencing greater numbers of clients. The Crisis Centre numbers are up as welll as the food banks.

    They are taking a beating. Its cheaper to buy a house here but not to live here, said Gifford.

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    1980s and have since gone on to become a necessity for those on low incomes. Gifford said food banks now have third generation people coming in, thats how great the need is. Food banks receive no government funding and are volunteer run. The mon-etary assistance provided by the government for the needy is rarely adequate for the month.

    Eligible folks get one hamper a month and those with kids get one litre of milk per child.

    Non-perishable food items most needed are cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, fruits, veg-etables and especially protein. Also needed, for those who are

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    People in Sooke are very gen-erous, said Johnston.

    Each of the grocery stores in Sooke have boxes where dona-tions can be left, or donators can call 250-642-7666 and leave a message.

    The Sooke Food Bank Society held their Annual General Meet-ing on Feb. 1and the following positions were filled:

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    Faced with a sweep-ing report from the B.C. Ombudsperson on problems and inconsis-tencies in senior care, Health Minister Mike de Jong has launched an effort to simplify the path navigated by fami-lies finding health care for the elderly.

    Ombudsperson Kim Carters new report makes 176 recommen-dations, including a need to provide clearer information to people seeking a space in a care home or assisted living facility.

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    Sooke Transition Town Caf encourages community resilienceAre you inter-ested in increas-ing Sookes

    resilience as a commu-nity? Not sure where to start? Here is an oppor-tunity to talk in a casual setting about how we can all help improve our community. The second monthly Tran-sition Town Caf takes place from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 at the Reading Room Caf.

    The first Transition Town Caf in February drew approximately 25 people, and the lively group dialogue covered many subjects: alter-native energy, emer-gency preparedness, food security, the pos-sibilities for a local cur-rency and much else. Those in attendance

    learned about some of the initiatives already underway locally, dis-cussed exciting devel-opments taking place elsewhere in the prov-ince and shared news about upcoming events of related interest. Old friends and newcomers alike were warmly wel-comed to the circle.

    The Transition Town movement began in Ireland but now spans the globe. This grass-roots movement seeks to raise awareness of sustainable living and to build local resilience in the face of climate change, peak oil, and economic uncertainty. Sooke became an offi-cial Transition Town just over a year ago, but the work of transi-

    tioning to lower energy consumption and a more resilient commu-nity is just beginning. This is a movement based on inclusivity, on we not us and them, a focus in keeping with the new year and new leadership in our com-munity.

    What is important is to find our common-alities and our mutual involvement in this global problem, not who is wrong or right. Syn-ergy: connecting, build-ing and creating. This is the type of activism that Transition Towns encourage, the kind of activism that promotes local businesses, local farms and gardens, and helps us pull together to be the kind of com-

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    to meet like-minded people for conversa-tion, inspiration, and cooperation. The Tran-sition Town Caf wel-comes everyone to join conversations that encourage us all to be the change we want to see right here in Sooke.

    Transition Town Caf, the first Sunday of each month at the Reading Room Caf (beside Western Foods in Ever-green Plaza, 6660 Sooke Rd.), drop in from 2 to 4 p.m. Free admission.

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    Philanthropy The Victoria Foundation & Black Press

    A crime has been committed or a tragic accident has occurred. First respond-ers to the scene might include the police, firefighters or paramedics. Theres another group of first responders, however. They are the staff and volunteers of the Greater Victoria Police Victim Services.

    We provide the first response to the emo-tional side of an incident, said Antoinette War-ren, program director. We provide emotional support to victims and their families, we refer people to appropriate services, and we explain the procedures that follow a crime or a serious incident.

    Warrens team of staff and highly trained vol-unteers might be called to go with police to support a crime victim, or to help notify fam-ily members of a sudden death. At other times, police will ask Victim Services to contact a vic-tim shortly after an incident. People are also welcome to contact the program themselves, regardless of whether theyve reported a crime or incident to the police.

    Sympathy and knowledgeWhen contact is made, clients receive a sym-

    pathetic ear and a knowledgeable source of information about police, coroner and court procedures. While the Victim Services team does not provide counseling themselves, they do provide referrals to counseling and other sup-port services. They also provide court support to clients. This ranges from helping to prepare a victim impact statement to accompanying a client to court.

    Most high-profile court cases you hear about will have one of our team members involved supporting the victim or the victims family, said Warren, who explained that court support can go on for months and sometimes years.

    I really appreciated and looked forward to the support worker calling every week this was very comforting, said one former client of Victim Services.

    The Victim Services team works closely with each police force in the Capital Regional Dis-trict, including the military police that serve Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Core funding comes from the Capital Regional District and the provincial Ministry of Justice, which charges a 15 per cent surcharge to criminal fines to underwrite victim services programs through-out the province. All services are provided free to clients.

    Targeting the under-servedIn 2011, Greater Victoria Police Victim Ser-

    vices opened close to 1,300 files but they noticed that some groups were under-represented according to the regions population. Seniors, for example, only accounted for 27 of those files. New immigrants and First Nations people were also under-represented.

    That prompted Victim Services to apply for funding from The Victoria Foundation and the federal Department of Justice to develop a cam-paign to target those three populations. Print materials are being published in five languages and information sessions are being developed that will focus on issues of particular interest to each group.

    The session for new immigrants, for example, will provide an overview of the B.C. justice sys-tem and democratic process in an effort to allay concerns of immigrants from countries where there is widespread distrust of the police and courts. Sessions for seniors will include infor-mation about elder abuse and those for Aborig-inal people will incorporate respect for First Nations cultural traditions.

    The purpose of the campaign is two-fold, said Warren. We want to spread the word about the service and we also want to recruit more vol-unteers from these populations.

    Breaking through the isolationIts all part of Victim Services goal to break

    through the isolation the surrounds people whove been the victim of a crime or a trau-

    matic incident. Someone whos been through trauma is not

    at their best, she said. And when youve been broken in to or been the victim of an assault, theres a feeling of violation. Its hugely mean-ingful to know youre not alone that there are people and organizations out there to support you.

    How you can help: Attend an information session (starting

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    notice.A notice of dispute may be led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is rst published.You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directors website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Of ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

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    COMING EVENTS

    BINGOBonanzas, Cracker

    Jack, Regular games

    Every Tuesday & Thursday

    12:45 - 3:00 pm

    Drop-In Centreacross from Petrocan

    on Sooke Rd in downtown Sooke

    Reasonably priced lunch available

    Must be 19 yrs 250-642-6898

    for more info

    CALL FOR ENTRIES10TH ANNUAL

    Kitty Coleman WoodlandArt & Bloom Festival.

    Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show.

    Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21

    Applications for Artisans are available at

    woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

    COME AND learn more about Eaton Arrowsmith School... the only school in Victoria that focuses on the potential of children with learning disabilities to bene t from the brains ability to change itself in order to improve cognitive functioning for life. Strengthen-ing learning capacities instead of accommodating for learning weaknesses. Join us for our next information session! Thursday, March 1st, 12:30-2:30pm @ EAS #200-3200 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC

    FARMING AND

    GARDENING GALA!Awareness Film Night and Sooke Food CHI present: lm To Make A Farm, booths, foods, panel discus-sion, March 7, EMCS, Doors 6:45 Film 7:15. By Donation

    NASCAR POOLComes to the

    Sooke Legion !!Join us for 2012 season.

    Sign-up sheets are posted at the Legion or, attend the

    rst meet & pick.Sooke Legion,

    Wed., Feb. 22, 7:30 pm.For more info

    250-886-8144

    SOOKE SENIOR BUSPearson College One World. Friday March 16, 10:30am. $7.50 + $6.00 Bus. Call June Hill 250-642-1521

    INFORMATION.

    CONTACT LOAN Cupboard call 250-389-4607. Need a ride? Call 250-389-4661.

    COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    INFORMATION

    SOOKE CRISIS & Referral Centre, 2043 Church Rd. Open 10am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. 250-642-0215.

    SOOKE MEALS on Wheels, Box 109, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E5. Alma Anslow 250-642-2184.

    LEGALS

    AUCTION SALENotice is hereby given by

    West Coast Super Storage Ltd., 3220

    Otter Point Rd, Sooke, B.C., V9Z 0K8 that the following item(s) will be open for bids between

    9am-12pm on March 17, 2012 on the premises to

    cover costs incurred. Only CASH accepted.

    *Kevin Stone (AS118) 2011 United

    Cargo box trailer VIN: 48BTE1423BA114755

    PERSONALS

    DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/Short-Term Relation-ships, Free to try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversa-tion, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).GET PAID To Lose weight. $5,000 for your success story. Personal image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

    TRAVEL

    GETAWAYS

    LONG BEACH - Ucluelet - Deluxe waterfront cabin,

    sleeps 6, BBQ.Storm watchers 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299.Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

    LEGALS

    TRAVEL

    GETAWAYS

    LONG BEACH - Ucluelet - Deluxe waterfront cabin,

    sleeps 6, BBQ.Storm watchers 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299.Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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    CHILDREN

    PRE-SCHOOLS

    LICENCED Family Childcare has openings for ages 1 to 5 starting March 1. Lots Of TLC. Call Susie 250-642-0422

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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    to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 cop-ies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition!

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  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com CLASSIFIEDS 25

    HOUSES FOR SALE

    RENTALS

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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    HELP WANTED

    An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for eld and shop work. We require Cat Doz-er/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

    ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior re-quires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have mini-mum 1 years experience in Highway, commercial and resi-dential paving, although candi-dates with construction experi-ence will be considered for training. Please forward re-sume to:paverswanted@yahoo.ca.ASPHALT PAVING Personnel required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Fore-man and personnel for Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years experi-ence in commercial and resi-dential paving, although candi-dates with construction experience will be considered. Training and bene ts will be available to the successful ap-plicants. Please forward re-sume to:paverswanted@yahoo.ca.DIRECT SALES REPRESEN-TATIVES. Canadas premiere home automation and SecurityCompany is NOW hiring April-August. No experience neces-sary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.caExperienced Dish Washer for Evening work. Bring resume to

    The Edge Restaurant. 6686 Sooke Road.

    SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, bene ts, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrys-ler@telusplanet.net.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRRORREQUIRES

    CARRIER FOR ContactCall Joan

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    Required Immediately! Jour-neyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealer-ship. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental bene ts, on-going industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please for-ward your resume to service@jubileerv.com Atten-tion Steve Joyce - Service ManagerWEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Com-munity. Competitive rates and bene ts. Email resume:et@webcoleduc.com.WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Com-munity. Competitive rates and bene ts. Email resume:et@webcoleduc.com.

    PERSONAL SERVICES

    ART/MUSIC/DANCING

    DID YOU KNOW?Vinyl Records, LPS New

    and Used, CDS too!Lessons for Vocal, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Banjo, etc!Instruments, Accessories,

    parts, strings, repairs! Are available F.A.M.E.

    Music, up Sooke!250-642-2429

    HEALTH PRODUCTS

    HERBAL MAGIC - With Her-bal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaran-teed! Start today call 1-800-854-5176.

    FINANCIAL SERVICES

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    GET 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.

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    INSURANCE

    LEGAL SERVICES

    CRIMINAL RECORD? Dont let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certi -cation, adoption property ren-tal opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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    BUSINESS SERVICES

    DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability bene ts? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

    SOOKE & FAXCOPY CENTRE

    Sookes Full service Copy Center!

    Custom Stamps

    ReplacementInk pads & die cuts

    available

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    SOOKE FAXCOPY CENTRE

    Sookes Full service Copy Center!

    Thermal Credit/Debitpaper rolls

    2 1/4 x 75 or 3 x 225

    Cash register andCalculator rolls

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    CLEANING SERVICES

    MAID IN NATURELocal Organic

    Cleaning Service

    Insured

    Jessica Stovin778-678-4993

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    COMPUTER SERVICES

    HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

    DRYWALL

    GARDENING

    JAYSComplete Yard Maintenance

    & landscaping Lawn & Garden ServiceNew Home Installation

    Hedges* Gutters*HaulingPower Washing

    Jason Wiley 250-514-1558

    HAULING AND SALVAGE

    EDS HAULINGCheap disposal of

    furniture, appliances, junk and what have you?

    U&I type moving with covered pick-up truck.

    Ed & Faye250-642-2398

    HOME IMPROVEMENTS

    ADDITION MAGICIAN

    * Decks* Siding

    * Fencing* Bathrooms

    * Kitchen Renovations* Building Maintenance

    250-642-5882250-812-0968

    MASONRY & BRICKWORK

    THE MASON MAN

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    WORKS

    ROD PETROVIC1-250-881-20341-250-929-5564

    & MOVING STORAGE

    SOOKE MOVING ANDSTORAGE

    Heated indoor storage, self contained, various sizes, 24 hr. security. outdoor storage available. Public access 9-5pm. Mon.- Sat. 2018 Idle-more Rd. 250- 642-6577www.sookemovingandstorage.com

    PAINTING

    JN PAINTINGWCB Insured

    Reliable/ReferencesInterior/ExteriorFree Estimates

    20 Years Experience

    250-812-8781

    HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

    PLASTERING

    PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, re-places. Bob, 250-642-5178.

    ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

    SHORELINE ROOFING. Re-roo ng specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.shorelineroo ng@shaw.ca

    STUCCO/SIDING

    PATCHES, ADDITIONS, re-stucco, renos, chimney, water-proo ng. Bob, 250-642-5178.

    WELDING

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    FUEL/FIREWOOD

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    HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/news-paper?

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    STEEL BUILDINGS for all us-es! Spring Deals! Make an of-fer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands Now! Call for Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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    REAL ESTATE

    HOMES WANTED

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    REAL ESTATE SERVICES

    OTTER POINT Trailer Park. 40 park model trailer, 3 slide outs + 30x52 lot, nished deck & shed in new condition. Call 306-290-8764.

    RENTALS

    APARTMENT/CONDO

    BEAUTIFUL 2 BR waterview. F/S, W/D, one min. One min. walk to Whiffen Spit, on bus route. $900. utilit. inc. 250-642-4271

    GRANT MANOR, APARMENTS

    6921 Grant Rd. SookeBachelor and 1 bdrm. apts.

    Some newly renovatedFor further information

    and to view call778-677-4888

    COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

    OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT: 875 sq ft of of ce space available for rent in Sooke, near town centre. $950/per month which includes hydro, water and shared parking. Contact Brian at 250-888-8871 or brian@belmontcolli-sion.com.

    COTTAGES

    2 ROOMS, suitable for 1 per-son, small pet okay, refs. reqd, $450/m 250-642-0058EAST SOOKE Cottage available April 1st. Ocean, Mountain and Farm views, Refs.Req. $700/mo. 250 642-2915briarglen@islandnet.com

    DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

    SOOKE, 3 BR Duplex, large, W/D, storage, parking, cat ac-ceptable, no smoking, refer-ences. April 1st, $1000. 250-642-4572

    HOMES FOR RENT

    3 BDRM, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appl. Mountain/water view. Large yard, N/S, no pets. Quiet couple referred. $1275/month + utilities. April 1st. 403-720-8609 or 250-642-4381

    SUITES, LOWER

    1 BR STE. Poirier lakefront, self-contained, private hot tub!$750. +. 250-642-2527CENTRE SOOKE, furnished $450/m, internet, etc. suit stu-dent, includes everything. 778-425-2459SASEENOS 2BR views of Sooke Basin, 1yr Lease, sep outside entrance. Includes hy-dro, garbage disposal, available now, references re-quired, non-smokers, no pets. (778)425-2243

    RENTALS

    SUITES, LOWER

    VERY PRIVATE & bright al-most new 2 bed, level entry.Sep. entrance, lg. coveredpatio. Propane replace, in-suite w/d, all util. inc.N/S.$850/mo. Refs. req. 250-642-6121

    SUITES, UPPER

    SOOKE CORE. Ocean views,3 Bed, 2 Bath, renod bathw/tub, new w/d, hd oors, ws,f/s, N/S, N/P, Refs Req.,$1300/mo.Utilities inc.Avail.Mar.1/15. 250-888-3787

    TRANSPORTATION

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    CARS

    2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR.Excellent condition. Loaded.White. 119,000 km, mostlyhwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 rm. 250-755-5191.

    RECREATIONAL VEHICLESFOR SALE

    1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twinbeds in back & fold down dou-ble bed. Immaculate condition.Full shower with skylight, gen-erator, air conditioning, 91,000km. $16,500. (250) 743-6036

    SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

    SCRAP BATTERIES WantedWe buy scrap batteries fromcars, trucks & heavy equip.$4.00 & up each. Free pick-upanywhere in BC, Minimum 10.Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

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    Custom StampsReplacement

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    TO LATE TO TO LATE TO CLASSIFYCLASSIFY

    FOR RENT2 separate for rent. Both have large yards. Both have parking for2 vehicles. Shared laundry. Upper unit 4850/month + utilities. Lower unit $1000/month + utilities. Water included. On bus route. Pets considered.250-642-7230.

    FOR SALEWestburn Garden Centre. Asking $59,000 plus stock. For informationwestburn@hotmail.com

  • OUTBOUND HOUNDS

    Don WhittakerPhone (250) 642-4440

    Cell (250) 208-2404

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    DAILY WALKS

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    Students hold first-time victory over teachers

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    The Edward Milne Community School hockey academy won a first-time victory in eight years against school staff, with a 11-13 lead on Feb.23. It was a lot of fun and they worked hard, said Mark Barrie, hockey academy coach. They played hard, they deserve it.There were about 200 students and parents who filled the stands at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex arena. (Clockwise from top left) EMCS hockey academy students stand for the national anthem. Tyler Smith, EMCS player, scores the game changing goal in the last two minutes of the second period, bringing the score to 11-12. Len Barrie Sr., student game coach, chats with Bradon Senft. A teacher and student rally for the puck.

    Sooke Horseshoe Club plans put on hold Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Sooke Horse-shoe Clubs plans for a regulation-sized course have been put on hold, after the newly elected council pulled the plug on the original land agree-ment.

    [Were] back to square one, pretty well, said Rick Hob-day, Sooke Horseshoe Club secretary trea-

    surer.Hobday said mem-

    bers of the club had finished clearing 20,000 sq. feet of land adjacent to Fred Milne Park along Sooke River Road, for 24 horse-shoe pitches, a park-ing lot and club house. The club was waiting for a lease from the district -- as agreed by the previous council -- but before that could happen the agreement was rejected by the

    new council. According to Hob-

    day, the new council, elected on Nov.19, 2011, said permitting the Sooke Horseshoe Club to claim the land near Sooke River Road would set a precedent for other non-profit groups to build on public land.

    As an alternative, council suggested the Sooke Community Association and Sooke Horseshoe Club work

    together to develop a horseshoe venue on the Sooke Flats.

    They wanted us to move to work with the Sooke Community Association, but it floods and they dont want to give us any suitable land to put the number of courts that we need to hold championship games, he said.

    Mayor Wendal Milne said there were differ-ent complexities to

    consider before sign-ing over the public land to one party.

    He said there were traffic and congestion concerns along Sooke River Road, as Fred Milne Park is com-monly used by the Sooke Soccer Associa-tion.

    Also to consider was environmental issues, as the nearby land has park value and is home to geese.

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    in complete support of a horseshoe club in Sooke, but was not prepared to sign the land away without first consulting the rest of the community.

    According to Hob-day, hosting horseshoe championship games could bring around 100-200 people into the Sooke community from around the prov-ince and world.

    Hobday is currently seeking any donors,

    who would be willing to give and lease a piece of flat land mea-suring 90,000 sq. feet, tax free.

    The club currently has a $3,000 grant from the district to spend on developing land.

    Until then, four res-idents of Sooke, who play horseshoes com-petitively, will continue commuting to the Vic-toria Horseshoe Club off Glanford Avenue.

    SEAPARC STAR SEAPARC STAR of theof the WEEK WEEKCongratulations to this weeks SEAPARC Star for his well-deserved nomination. Kenny is a 9 year old grade 4 student at Sooke Elementary whose favourite subject is Math. Although Kenny has quite a few sports interests, hockey is the big one for him. You would never know that he was a non-skater less than 6 months ago, when you see him on the ice now. He credits much of his success to his instructor Bradon and added that he thinks Bradon is an awesome teacher. Kenny started out by taking skating lessons with us just because he knew that he really wanted to play hockey. Well he has conquered that hurdle for sure, because he now plays on the Atom C 2 Team for Sooke Minor Hockey. He does enjoy other sports, such as swimming, biking and snowboarding. When hes at home he likes playing video games and you guessed it hockey! In a world of Canucks fans, Kenny is not afraid to back his favourite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs! Kenny enjoys travelling and has gone on trips with his family to Mount Washington, Disneyland and Drumheller, Alberta. When we asked him what he is good at; he replied hockey (not a surprise), swimming, building with Lego and teasing his sister (he has 4 sisters, but one of them gets the majority of his teasing). His jobs at home are dishwasher and garbage duty. We talked to Kennys teacher Bradon and he told us that Kenny always has a smile on his face; he works very hard at his lessons, shows great determination and is one of the nicest kids he knows. When we asked what Kenny plans on doing as an adult, he told us that he will be an NHL player when he grows up. We are certain that you will Kenny, thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

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    Bantam C BoysCongratulations to

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    The bantam boys played their last league game Saturday at Westhills Arena againstthe Juan de Fuca Griz-zlies C3 team andwrapped up a perfect season with anotherwin.

    Dominic Lacroixstarted the scoring in the first period assistedby Alex Scott. Brad-ley Angus got the sec-ond goal in the period assisted by ChadwickMason. The Thunder-birds tallied one more in the third period as Chad Zigay passed

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    The two losses cameagainst the Juan de Fuca 4B team who isconsidered by many to be the top team in theNovice 4 tier this year. The boys played well in the second game but still came up consider-ably short in the end.

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    As the year is wind-ing down the team continues to improve, exhibiting sound defen-sive play, passing andsportsman like con-duct.

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    Juvenile Thunderbirds lose against Juan de Fuca

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    The Juvenile Thunderbirds took a 3-2 loss against the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies on Feb. 25 at the SEAPARC arena.(Clockwise from top left) Thunderbird goalie makes a save. Face-off between Thunder-birds and Juan de Fuca. Juan de Fuca play-ers chase a Thunderbird down the ice. Juan de Fuca celebrates win.

    STARR results The 4th race of the

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    It started in September 2007, when two teens at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student.David Shepherd and Travis Price, both in Grade 12, heard about a Grade 9 student at their school who had been bullied and threatened for wearing a pink polo shirt on his rst day of school.They decided they should do some-thing about it and went to a discount store, where they bought 50 pink shirts and tank tops to wear to school the next day. They also went online to round up support for their anti-bullying cause, which they dubbed a sea of pink.It worked. The next day, dozens of stu-dents were outtted with the discount shirts, but even better hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe.The bullies were reportedly never heard from again.This year, Feb. 29 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an an-nual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 sea of pink campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever, say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the ofcial Bullying Stops Here pink shirts for 2012.Awareness of what bullying is and un-derstanding that it hurts is important, says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell.It isnt just a rite of passage. It doesnt have to happen. And its relevant to ev-eryone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.According to www.bullyingcanada.ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and ap-proximately one in 10 children have bul-lied others, while a 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying.It is important to recognize what bul-lying is, and that it happens in many

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