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C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I ABlack PressWednesday, March 12, 2014Agreement#40110541NEWSM I R R O REditorial Page 8 Entertainment Page B1Sports/stats Page 17SOOKE3.125x1.2DimockClassi eds 15 75Modest tax increase expected for JdFEAPirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorTaxes in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area are going up, but not a lot. Usually the increases are 2 per cent or less, this year it may be a 3 per cent increase, depending on which area you live in.Its a very modest increase in the Juan de Fuca, theres nothing left to cut, said Hicks.Juan de Fuca Elec-toral Area Director Mike Hicks said he has pared expenses down as much as possible but, with the structure of the Capital Regional District (CRD), he has no choice in some line items in the draft budget.Hicks stated that JdF property owners are indirectly taxed through CRD staff for sewer. He said the folks in Esquimalt are just now getting the shock value of the sewage debacle.Theyre going to be in for bit of a shock, said Hicks. We dont get big surprises.All of the communi-ties in the JdF pay a basic amount to the CRD. This includes such line items as: Leg-islative & General Gov-ernment up slightly by $1,356; Regional Parks Acquisition up $6,175; Noise Control up $8,137; Building Inspec-tion up $2,705; Elec-toral Area Admin Exp - JdF up $10,100; Grants in Aid - Jdf up $16,650 with JdF Economic Development Com-mission down $16,779; Electoral Area Services- Planning (elections) is up $31,738. The total change is 3.06 per cent.When asked why the Electoral Area Services - Planning has gone up, Hicks stated, Democ-racy is not free. Mean-ing it costs to run elec-tions for the Advisory Planning Commission and Land Use Commit-tee, which are bonafide elections. He said the Electoral Area Adminis-tration Expenses went up because he set up a rainy day fund which he hopes he will never use. Hicks said in the past he used it to get signs made, engineer-ing costs to move the Port Renfrew library and other things that are out of the box necessities for the JdF that do not fit into the service budget.One large expense in the 2014 draft budget is the new East Sooke Fire Hall, with an increase to that line item rising by $278,667. Increases were also made to the Shirley Fire Protection ($25,718), the Otter Point Fire Protection ($11,064), Port Ren-frew Fire Protection ($10,706).Hicks said Shir-leysrequisition is going up because they are putting aside money for a future new fire hall. Some line items on the 2014 draft budget went down slightly.Hicks said the over-all assessments have gone down for prop-erty owners. The aver-age assessment in 2014 is $388,851 down from $396,046 in 2013.Were pretty fugal, said Hicks.There are approxi-mately 5,500 people liv-ing in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area which encompasses the area from Otter Point to Port Renfrew, and also includes the geographi-cally separate commu-nities of East Sooke, Malahat and Willis Point.File photoJdF Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks.Jack Most photoBeautiful music, beautiful art, beautiful foodMary Wolfe plays the harp at Appetite for Art, a new venture for the Sooke Fine Arts Show Society, held on Saturday, March 8 at the Prestige.Night market proposed for summer monthsA summer market for food producers, art-ists, musicians, poets or tarot card readers could soon become a reality.The Arts and Beau-tification Committee has been planning a summer market which would be open on Thursday evenings beginning June 5 and running to the end of August. The market would be open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.The committee would like to see ven-dors from all across the region, East Sooke to Port Renfrew, set up their booths at the Sooke Region Museum. It was decided the museum would be the perfect location because of the avail-ablity of parking, wash-rooms, kitchen and washing facilities. Many communities on Southern Vancou-ver Island hold night markets and they are increasingly popular.I am so very pleased that the market is com-ing to fruition after years of discussions, said Brenda Parkinson.The market is look-ing to include many aspects of the com-munity in its inaugural year. Volunteer groups would be able to set up to recruit new volun-teers and members. The committee will be holding an infor-mation meeting for all those interested in being a part of Evening Market on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Museum Services Building. A discussion on all aspects of the market will take place.250.642.6361Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 33TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.LOOK INSIDEIslandsHomes.caOLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 26-6995 NORDIN ROAD WHIFFIN SPIT $374,900 CLASSIC CRAFTSMAN HOME GORGEOUS MASTER ON MAIN SHOWHOME CONDITION UNFIN BASEMENT-EASY SUITE WOODSIDE ESTATES BETTER THAN NEW MODULAR 3BR 2 BATH 1300 SF SINGLE CAR GARAGE OCEANFRONT TOWNHOME MASTER ON MAIN 3 BR 3 BATH QUARTZ KITCHEN DBL. GARAGE AMAZING AMENTITIES! 2882 SOOKE RIVER RD SOOKE RIVER $599,900 Complimentary Market Evaluations 2404 SUNRIVER WAY SUNRIVER $469,900 39-7109 WEST COAST RD JOHN MUIR $199,000 1.49 ACRES 2 SEP. HOMES SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY MASTERFULLY LANDSCAPED STUNNING RIVERFRONT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1-3 SOLD OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORt Lions roar to life for Canada DayPirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorIts a take over! albeit a friendly one. The Sooke Lions Club has stepped up to the plate and has offered to coordinate and put on the Canada Day cel-ebrations on July 1.We were asked if we would be interested and we agreed to take it on, said Lorne Chris-tensen, Lions Club member and one of the Canada Day organizers, along with Lion Al Bed-dows.Plans are begin-ning to take shape and Christensen states that most of the favourite activities people are used to will remain.We working on a logging show and great musical entertainment. Were lined up Phoenix, Elvis Live! and others.Expect the fireworks put on by the Sooke Fire Department, Can-ada Day birthday cake, games for kids and food galore.The Lions Club is seeking participants, sponsors and vendors and has taken over the Canada Day website which will be updated soon.Were looking for-ward to it, very much so, said Christensen. Its a lot of work but its worth it.Christensen is co-chairing the Canada Day committee with Al Beddows.For more information on the Canada Day cel-ebration, contact Lorne or Al at 778-425-4420, fax 778-425-4438 or email: email@example.com.The Sooke Lions Club has 40 members and has been serving Sooke since 1965. They hold their meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Eustace Road. Their activities include: the Hard Times Dance, Santas Breakfast, Kids Swim program, Poker Run, Camp Shawnigan, Cops for Cancer, RCMP Musical Ride. They maintain the local cem-etery and are involved in many other commu-nity events.Sooke Lions Clubis pleased to announceWe are assuming theorganizing ofCANADA DAY 2014Vendors SponsorsParticipantsFor more information contactOf ce 778.425.4420Fax 778.425.4438Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLorne 250.818.3836Al 250.516.5084Capital Regional DistrictA properly installed and maintained irrigation system will conserve water!Efficient Irrigation WorkshopsConsidering the purchase and installation of an irrigation system or do you already own a system that you would like to upgrade?CRD Parks & Environmental Services is hosting free, efficient irrigation workshops for residential homeowners. Irrigation experts will explain system components, discuss installation and provide scheduling and maintenance tips. Optional irrigation workbooks are available to purchase for $30.Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 250.474.9684Micro-Drip Sooke Saturday, May 24 Irrigation Systems: Saanich Saturday, June 28 Saanich Saturday, July 12 2 to 5 pm ALL Efficient Oak Bay Saturday, April 12Irrigation Systems: Saanich Saturday, June 7 2 to 5 pmController Saanich Wednesday, April 2Scheduling: Saanich Wednesday, May 14 Saanich Wednesday, June 25 7 to 9 pmMaintenance: Colwood Saturday, March 22 Central Saanich Saturday, July 19 2 to 5 pmAdditi onal details and informati on is available by contacti ng the Chamber o ce at 250.642.6112 or via email at email@example.comANNUAL CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Call for nominationsNominations are now being accepted from the general public.Open to all Sooke businesses.Nomination Forms & Drop-boxes at:Presti ge Hotel, StonePipe Grill, Litt le Vienna Bakery, TD Bank, Village Food Markets, Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce.You may also nominate online by visiti ng the Event pageat www.sookeregionchamber.comNOMINATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY MARCH 14NOW RE-OPENbistro/thurs-sat 11am-3pm(no reservations)dinner club/fri & sat 5:30-9pmset menu I reservations recommended245.642.35961831 Maple Ave. Sproudly serving Stick Coffee& Lil Vienna sandwich breadLocal news.Local shopping.Your local paper.Read the Sooke News Mirrorevery WednesdaySOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3Co-housing info dayThe informaTion session on how to get involved in harbourside Cohousing. meeT members, see design plans, get updates and learn what cohousing is all about. The session Takes place on sunday, march 16 at 1 p.m. sharp at 6660 horne rd. in sooke. rsVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website at: www.harbourside.ca.Top dogs sPunky a.k.a. Ch Lasairs Just my style CGn, a sheltie owned by maureen kitt won best of breed at the Vic City dog show in Duncan at the beginning of march. spunky is a bouncy sheltie many meet on walks at Whiffin spit.his two litter mates and younger brother all received recognition.spring breaksChooL is ouT from march 17 to 21 for spring break. UpSookeThumbs UpTo The oPeninG of arranwood road which connects ecole Poirier to Church road. The bottleneck is gone.Britt Santowski photobeauties on bladesThe Sooke Skating Club seasons finale was performed at SEAPARC on Thursday, March 6. Skaters of all ages took to the ice to showcase their skills to a full house.amendments made to zoning bylaw to limit medical marijuana production facilitiesPirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorSooke neednt worry about a huge rush of applications for medi-cal marijuana facilities in the district, but just in case, bylaws are being amended.At District of Sooke council on March 10, council gave sec-ond reading to zoning amendment Bylaw 582. The amendments were made because staff became aware of prop-erties in the district which have a medi-cal marijuana facilities listed as principal per-mitted uses. Some of these properties are in settled areas such as Whiffin Spit Road and Otter Point Road.Initially zoning would have allowed medi-cal marijuana produc-tion facilities (MMP) in RU1 to 5 zones as well as industrial zones. Changes would not allow MMP facilities in RU5 zones.The Agricultural Land Commission states they do not con-sider marijuana to be much different agricul-turally speaking, than any other crop. And see no problem with it within the Agricultural Land Reserve.The changes to Bylaw 582 would amend the definition of horticulture to exclude MMP facilities, provide a definition for MMP and would add MMP facilities as a principal permitted use to indus-trial zones. MMP facili-ties licenced by the fed-eral government will be allowed in an industrial zone or on ALR land in a rural zone. Any zon-ing the district puts in place can be trumped by the ALC, said plan-ner Gerard LeBlanc.Acting Mayor Kerrie Reay stated she was con-cerned council would be opening the door to MMP facilities in places you really wouldnt want them to be. Concerns were raised in the fire department referral as to hazardous materials, access in the face of heavy security at facilities and need for water in case of fire.Councillor Herb Hal-dane said marijuana grow operations are already in the neigh-bourhood.These arent meth labs, its marijuana and they are using fertiliz-ers same as for toma-toes, said Haldane. Theyre not cooking things up in the bath-tub. Theres a demand for this because of health issues, cancer issues. Currently the fed-eral government has licenced only seven MMP facilities across the country. Haldane said he didnt see MMP facilities as being a big issue here.Were going to have to start being more lib-eral and open-minded, said Haldane.A public hearing will be scheduled for Bylaw 582 where residents can have their ques-tions answered.There is a MMP facil-ity being proposed in the Juan de Fuca Elec-toral Area, specifically in the industrial park off Otter Point Road.Council was asked to respond as a refer-ral agency and it was agreed the districts interests are not affected by proposed zoning bylaws in the Juan de Fuca EA.Councillor Rick Kasper stated he fully supports the actions they take in their juris-diction. Council agreed.CounCil BRiEfSPirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorAt the regular council meeting on March 10, the following agenda items were dealt with.In the public question and comment period Derek Lewers came for-ward and asked about the progress on the free communications vehicle the district received. The work on it was to be done by volunteers and it was learned it was a much bigger job than antici-pated. Lewers said the dis-trict was told it was well-maintained but leaks, mould and other needed repairs were discovered. He was wor-ried the district would start sucking money into a 33-year-old vehi-cle and requested a cost update.Bylaws Council adopted Bylaw 582, Delegation Amendment Bylaw, which delegates power to staff as to property frontage requirements. Council adopted Bylaw 589, Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw which will allow the district to borrow money in anticipation of revenue.Reports requiring action Council endorsed a grant application and became an eligible applicant for a Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant being submitted by Sooke Region CHI. The Sooke Lions Club will receive the $4,000 Canada Day grant to organize the July 1 celebration. Tax impacts will be distributed across all property classes for 2014 property taxes. Council received for information the 213 Budget to Actual Analy-sis and additional infor-mation will be avail-able at the next council meeting. Two notices of motion were brought forward. Councillor Maja Tait asked for a written update as to the status of the pro-posed horse shoe court and the dog park.Coun. Herb Haldane asked for a copy of the building permit, devel-opment permit and the stormwater man-agement plan for the Royal Lepage/Halgren and Faulkner property to establish responsibil-ity for drainage issues on our right of way on Atherly Close.Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-222655+ ClUBJoin me every second Thursday of each month for coffee, cake, prizes and of course a chance to catch up with friends. Also, take advantage of your 15% discount on most products on your special day.Make sure to enroll in our REWARDS program to get additional savings on future purchases. Talk to me and I will fill out the forms for you.KarenCustomer Service Next Seniors Day: Thursday March 13PeoPles Drug Mart ...Where People Come FirstDid You Know? I have noticed an increase in email inquiries and buyers from the Vancouver area, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. They are ready to buy but need to do their research to under-stand our market. Past markets show that this is a very positive indication that our market is beginning to stabilize. However, Sooke is a little behind Victoria and Vancouver. People continue to gravitate to Sooke for lifestyle and house value. Remember, sharp pricing and smart market-ing will get you the results you need! Buying or Selling call me! 2214 Tara Pl. 6853 Grant Rd. Living Sooke... Loving Sooke... Selling Sooke! 250.642.6361 www.sookelistings.com 1952sqft 3BR + Den, 3BA Bright & fresh Family-friendly, easy walk to schools Flat, useable, and sunny 0.22ac lot Great Sooke core location Easily suited or great daycare space $369,900 MLS 331477 2800+sqft, 4+BR, 3BA Great family space on lower level Generous room sizes Well designed layout; nice finishes Large, level backyard backing on to greenspace Close to bus route $429,900 MLS 332272 Fantastic Family Home *Open House Sat. 12-2 pm* 4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCanadian Blood Ser-vices is looking for vol-unteers in Sooke. Every eight weeks they hold blood donor clinics, and there is a need for volunteers to help at the actual blood donor clinics as well as to be community volun-teers. The Blood Donor Clinics in Sooke are held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 1962 Murray Road.Those who volun-teer at the clinic (in-clinic volunteers) help out with the cus-tomer services aspect, looking to the donors safety and comfort. In-Clinic Volunteers are responsible for creat-ing a positive, welcom-ing and comfortable donor experience that promotes donor satis-faction and retention at all Canadian Blood Services donor clin-ics. By providing great customer service, a welcoming environ-ment and updates on programs within Cana-dian Blood Services, donors will continue to donate ensuring they will be able to reach collections targets and ultimately assist the millions of Canadians who will need blood or blood products in their lifetime. Those who become community volunteers help to recruit new blood donors by man-ning booths, and pro-moting blood donation at community events.Canadian Blood Ser-vices is the guardian and steward of Cana-das blood supply and have responsibility for recruitment, screening and retention of blood donors.If you are interested in contributing your inter-personal skills, you can volunteer directly though www.blood.ca, or contact Ciara Stewart by email email@example.com.The next scheduled blood donor clinic in Sooke is on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 10 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation. To donate blood call to register at 1-888-2 DONATE of 1-888-236-6383. Its in you to give.Its in you to give: volunteers needed for clinicsSubmitted photoSuzanne and Sarah are community volunteers who help recruit blood donors for the Nanaimo clinics. Sooke is also seeking volunteers.QUICK, SAFE & MOST OF ALL FRIENDLY! firstname.lastname@example.orgFRESH & DELICIOUSHAIRE ELECTRICInsured and Bonded (FSR-A)Brett Hairebretthaire@gmail.com250-883-1588Change your outlook on life Recover your windows! Graceful Folds All Styles of Blinds Custom Draperies / Drapery Hardware Quality installations Wide range of fabrics, CBM Products & more Contact Phyllis For a Free in home Consultation 250-642-2937 email@example.com Graceful FoldsBlinds & ShadesWood & Faux Wood BlindsPleated & Cellular ShadesVertical Blinds, Roller ShadesAluminum & PVC HorizontalsFree in home consultationContact Phyllis 250-642-2937 firstname.lastname@example.orgSOOKEBUSINESSCENTRE Auto CenterYour Complete Auto Center2079 otter Point rd. Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1250 642-6665www.andythepizzaman.ca250-642-5451FRESH & DELICIOUSCleaning ~ AromatherapyFresh owers ~ Organizing(778) 350-MAIDYo u r a d c o u l d b e h e r e !HIGH IMPACT! LOW PRICE!52 weeks - $13.45/wk13 weeks - $13.55/wk 26 weeks - $19.60/wk4 weeks - $25.45/wkc a l l 2 5 0 . 6 4 2 . 5 7 5 2 n o wYo u r a d c o u l d b e h e r e !HIGH IMPACT! LOW PRICE!52 weeks - $13.45/wk13 weeks - $13.55/wk 26 weeks - $19.60/wk4 weeks - $25.45/wkc a l l 2 5 0 . 6 4 2 . 5 7 5 2 n o wNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSPublic Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following two proposed bylaws:All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record.Copies of the proposed bylaws, and applications, may be inspected at the of ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), commencing from March 12, 2014 to and including March 24, 2014If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department by telephone at (250) 642-1634.Bylaw No. 587, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-10)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 587, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-10) is to to rezone 6695 Rhodonite Drive from Medium Lot Residential (R2) to Small Lot Residential (R3) with the intent of subdividing to create one new lot.2259 #110#112#114#116#118#120#122#124#115#117#11966836745237566762371668267166679668766756710671266912273227622772281227122902296228022822288229466526654665866626664666066976695(Private)RHODONITEDRIVE(Private)TOWNSENDROAD13A14H54494748558CP3FBCPPT 212M2NLCP2CGE129111010PT 12D2LCP 27CPCP0 10 20 30 40 50MetresFile: PLN01078SUBJECT PROPERTY MAPSubject PropertyBylaw No. 588, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-11)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 588, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-11) is to rezone 2346 and 2350 Sooke River Road from Rural Residential (RU4) to Neighborhood Rural Residential (RU5) with the intent of subdividing to create one new lot.625823402368625962206244233662162374625162492346624023506220235762106215620523306230SOOKERIVERROADMARILYN ROADCALVERT ROADSOULE ROAD6A12REM 3A1212332PT 1AB57624141338547PCL B 20 20 40 60 80 100MetresFile: PLN01079SUBJECT PROPERTY MAPSubject Property2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: email@example.com: www.sooke.caSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5Incubating new business in SookeSookeSpace: Mission impossible, or not?Britt SantowskiSooke News MirrorWhat exactly is the industrial base of Sooke? There once was an answer to that. An article by Sooke historian Elida Peers (Where the rain for-est meets the sea, posted on the Sooke district website) pres-ents a long history of logging and fishing. The article concludes with the ominous line, Until a decade ago, it was the harvesting of the rainforest that built the economy of the district, and fed the coffers of the province.Which begs the ques-tion, what sustains Sookes economy, now and into the future?Sookes 2011 Official Community Plan pres-ents us as a bedroom community for Victo-ria. Some, like Ken Strat-ford, have a vision of Sooke being a hub for telecommuters. Hope in and of itself will not bring about economic change to the greater Sooke region. Maybe what is needed is a serious shake-up, a radical re-thinking of what Sooke can offer.One individual offer-ing an alternative framework is Sookes Michael Clouser, who is in the beginning throes of exploring an entre-preneurs incubator here in Sooke. Incubation is a pro-cess that provides a framework of support to help entrepreneurs build business and social organizations that are profitable and sustainable, explained Clouser.Clouser knows busi-ness. Currently an asso-ciate faculty member at Royal Roads, his bio reads, He was the CEO of Cornell-affiliated Stu-dent Agencies Incor-porated in Ithaca, New York. Run by students, the firm had 14 oper-ating companies, $20 million in real estate assets, an incubator, and student venture fund.He was also involved in establishing Tech-Cube, an incubator in Edinburgh. I helped start Tech-Cube in Edinburgh, said Clouser. Its a mixed arts and tech-nology incubator near the University of Edin-burgh.Clouser said incuba-tors help nurture busi-nesses through start-up and often launch their success.An incubator helps nurture start-up com-panies and/or not-profit organizatons get through the very early stages of life which are the most difficult and where the prospect of death is very apparent, since most startup ven-tures fail. An incuba-tor may have physical space associated with it, or not. Either way it provides business advi-sory support, manage-ment guidance, educa-tional programs, men-tor networks, and other resources. It helps the founders and early management teams of ventures with strategy and the acquisition of resources to grow as well.Clousers vision for an incubator in Sooke is one with three ver-ticals, or areas of con-centration, tapping into some of the core strengths of the com-munity: Arts, technol-ogy, and food produc-tion.Its codename, for now, is SookeSpace.Eventually, the vision is to have a space, a physical loca-tion, with probably various wings to the building for two things mainly. One is for cre-ativity and a space where you can make things. And another one is about excelara-tion and incubation of new organizations. He is also passionately committed to food production and sus-tainability. Ideally, the space would be cen-trally located, accessi-ble on foot or by bicy-cle.It would help create jobs, eventually, that could be sustaining for the community, instead of being a bedroom community.Clouser believes everybody has some form of creativity. An incubator gives them the space to create, allowing them to make a living from their pas-sion, be it in the arts, in business, or in the garden.At the projects end, he envisions a 40,000 square foot building (built in segments, up and out) that offers start-ups a reduced rent and access to key start-up resources like fun-draising and resource acquisition expertise.There would be an expectation of start-ups benefitting from the incubation centre to give back to to the community to youth and senior through vol-unteerism. Examples can include things like education and training. To get there, he will need a core team of five to six people who share the vision. He already has a few peo-ple in mind. Clouser is currently engaged in pre-incubation conver-sations with a number of entrepreneurs in Sooke, and is looking for others who might be interested. He is also engaged in discussions with the three post-secondary educational institute in our midsts: Royal Roads, Univer-sity of Victoria, and Camosun College.To reach Michael Clouser, email firstname.lastname@example.orgAccording to the Canadian Association of Business Incubation (cabi.ca), an incuba-tor is a start-up hub engaged in business incubation and eco-nomic development, dedicated to support-ing the growth of new and emerging busi-nesses.A Forbes article (Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail) states that 80 per cent of all new business ventures fail. Entrepreneur Incu-bators reverse those numbers. CABI states, The average survival rate of companies in Canada that go through business incubation has been shown to be higher than 80% after five years.Entrepreneurial incu-bation is not new. The first U.S. incubator was founded in New York in 1959 by Joseph Man-cuso. According to the National Business Incubation Association there are over 7,000 business incubators world wide.And, if it chooses to accept the mission, Sooke can help that number go up a notch.File photoMichael ClouserIncubators help nurture businesses through start-up and often launch their success.--michael clouseracademic entrepreneurSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5Marlene Arden Allan Poole Lorenda Simms Tammi Dimock Private 2.17 Acre Paradise in Otter Point You'll be impressed with the West Coast charm of this near new 5BR, 4BA home featuring a dramatic 2 story vaulted ceiling in the large LR w/wood burning fire-place. The spacious kitchen & pantry with tiled floors & wood cabinets opens up the large dining area with access to the outside deck. 1BR + den suite with own laundry. Oversized garage & tons of room for all the toys and/or vehicles. Excellent horse property with level partially cleared area. $449,900 MLS 332912 Handyman Special This 2BR, 2BA Rancher features 1153sqft plus a double garage. Features include a large ensuite bath, a cozy electric fireplace in the LR and a great, fenced backyard with patio. The property is at the end of the cul-de-sac offering privacy and further yard development. Being offered well below assessed value. TLC is required but would be well worth your effort. Being sold as is, where is, this home would make a great starter, downsize or revenue maker. $269,900 MLS 331094 Fabulous One-Level Townhome 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, one-level townhome with nearly 1500sqft of easy living. Special features and upgrades include engineered wood flooring, tile in the Kitchen, laundry room and both bathrooms, and granite to all Kitchen surfaces with under mount sinks. There is a skylight in the Kitchen providing an abundance of natural light, and a large deck with Western exposure and breathtaking views of the forest and creek. Call for your private viewing. $329,900 MLS 331977 Tim Ayres Marlene Arden Lorenda Simms Tammi Dimock Allan Poole Lori Kersten Managing Broker Renovated Unit! Renovated Complex! What a great opportunity to buy. Great value. Ocean front complex, recently renovated. New roof, windows, sliders, decks, railings, and paint. The unit, also newly upgraded with new Kitchen, Bathroom, floors, doors, trim, and high-end appliances. Great starter, retirement, or vacation home. Quiet neighbourhood, just steps to the beach, close to bus transportation. This unit is on the Victoria side of Sooke and less than 20 minutes to Langford. Call now to view. $159,900 MLS 332525 6739 West Coast Rd. | www.rlpvictoria.com Year round professionals for personal, corporate and small business taxes bookkeeping & payroll free estimates1-6631 Sooke Road250 642-3323Seaview Business CentreProfessionalAccountantsAccuTax Congratulations, Sooke!You can have lunch with a view.Markus Bistro is now open on Maple.Up Otter Point Rd. left on Eustacewww.stickinthemud.ca @thesticksooke 250-642-5635M-Fri 6-6 Sa/Su 7:30-6Coffee House &Specialty RoasterJOHN VERNONSookes Real Estate ProfessionalSookes #1 Realtor for 14 consecutive years*TESTIMONIAL #140Thanks so much for your recent assistance in selling our home. Your market knowledge & professionalism truly stand you apart from the crowd. From the first time we met you it was obvious you know the markets inside out & you understood exactly what our objectives were regarding selling our house & purchasing a new one. If we sell again we will be making only one call. Thank you A. Bailey & K. HeiseCall John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS. - ALWAYS.www.johnvernon.com*Victoria Real Estate Board MLSe m a i l : J o h n @ J o h n V e r n o n . c o mJOHN VERNONB.A., C.H.A.642-5050camosun westsidePRECKiana SwiftSpecial to the Sooke News MirrorJourney was filled with energetic stu-dents on February 28, 2014. The leadership exploratory organized this entertaining event called the Jolympics, in celebration of the 2014 Olympics. It wouldnt be the Olympics with-out hockey though. A trip to SEAPARC filled our hockey needs in the Olympics as we watched our own students play while munching on popcorn. Teams were organized randomly and were assigned to our hard-working teachers. Then countries were selected aimlessly for each team. Once everything was organized, all the students went to their teachers class room to discuss the Jolym-pics and what sports each student would do. After all the hard work and planning, finally the games began. It was like Mother Nature knew we were having Jolympics, because once the games began the sun was shining so bright and the weather was perfection. There was so much energy that day, each team was ready to play and to win. Sportsmanship was key, and it shone throughout the games. Spirit was evident in all the bathrooms, face paint was everywhere! Some people even went as far as covering their whole face and arms with paint. It just goes to show that Journey doesnt lack enthusi-asm. The day was full of ski-jumping, biath-lons, the luge, cheers and many more activi-ties. It was a great day for everyone.Athletics at Journey have always thrived competitively. The nat-ural athletes we have at our disposal have always been an advan-tage. When it comes to volleyball season we tend to destroy the opposition. Our volleyball season has just finished. The players were very com-mitted to their teams; off season practices were in the mornings starting at 7:30 a.m., two to three days a week. Practices were always filled with enthusiastic, ready to play, students. Not to mention the end-less planning for our committed teachers/coaches. Big thanks to Mr. Dunbar, Mrs. Mack-innon, Mr. McCrae, and Mrs. Stewart. We couldnt do it with-out you guys! Thanks to all our parents and families who came out to our Celebration of Learning last Thurs-day evening. We were treated to the Journey Band, Journey Strings, Journey RocknRoll Band, a Fashion Show and French Caf. 6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCOMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercialand free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.SHOPPERSDRUG MART250-642-5229All Community events which purchase a display ad will appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge, space permitting.Thurs Mar 13ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.SOOKE MINOR HOCKEYRegistration at SEAPARC, 6-9 p.m. For info, visit SookeMinorHockey.com CRD JdF BOARD OF VARIANCEMeeting, 6 p.m., at the new CRD Services Centre.Fri Mar 14VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONShort Mat Bowling, 1 p.m.Steak Night, 6 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. CHAMBER OF COMMERCEToday is the DEADLINE for the annual Chamber business excellence awards. 250-642-6122 for info.Mon Mar 17PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONShort mat bowling 1 p.m.Euchre 6:30 p.m.Sun Mar 16ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m.Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.SHIRLEY BOOK SALE Ooh La La! Shirley Community Hall, noon to 5 p.m., gently used and affordable books.Tues Mar 18BABY TALKGross and Fine Motor Development. Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME10 a.m. Sooke Library. 3-5 years old. Registration required. 250-642-3022. ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONPool League 7 p.m. Wed Mar 19PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke Library. All ages, no registration required.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m. Ladies Darts 12 noon.Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m.NASCAR 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520.PUBLIC ADVISORY PANELCommunity Health and Social Issues. 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Info 250-642-1634.Sat Mar 15ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.ST. PATRICKS DAY FUN SWIMSEAPARC 1:00-3:30 p.m. Try your luck at finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and other treasures! Baptist Church: 7110 W Coast RdChild, Youth & Family Centre: 2145 Townsend RdCRD Services Centre: 3-7450 Butler Rd.Edward Milne Community School: 6218 Sooke RdFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSooke Harbour House: 1528 Whiffin Spit RdVillage Foods. Smack downtown, you cant miss itDirectory: Where to find whatMon Mar 17Mon Mar 17Sun Mar 16Sun Mar 16 Tues Mar 18Tues Mar 18 Wed Mar 19Wed Mar 19Sat Mar 15Sat Mar 15Community Community Community CalendarCalendarCommunity Community Community Euchre 6:30 p.m.Directory: Where to find whatSpring break begins;St. Patricks day begins and ends. Jolympics and other great things at Journey6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORKirra has gone to RAINBOW BRIDGE to meet all herloved ones who have gone before her. Her big brotherKokanne will be there to guide her and once moreKirra will be a young pup running in the sunshine andfree from pain.Kirra came to us at four weeks old and for 16 years hasgiven us unconditional love and years of laughter at hermany antics. She never stopped being a puppy at heart but as time took its toll on her body she knew when it was time to go...We will grieve her passing but also be grateful for theyears we got to share with her ...Forever remembered and loved.the Evans familyKIRRAFebruary 1998- February 20141DAY ONLY MARCH 17TH %OFF REG. PRICE*Exclusive to Fabricland Sewing Club Members*MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTS**********FABRIC WITHANY GREEN**Some Exclusions Apply*MAR/14 -Sew into Spring AD - Insert usual basebar at bottom Ad Size 3 x 100 Group 1SEE INSERTION ORDER FOR PUBLICATION DATE Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pmVICTORIA3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE ACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501 Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pmVICTORIA3170 TILLICUM ROAD LOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTRE ACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am - 9:00 pmSat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun and Holidays 11:00 am - 5 pm3170 TILLICUM ROADLOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTREACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501Mostly we ordinary folk dont get to shape a community, but Jordan River was different, it had a man called Duncan Irvine Walker, an engineer, and his wife Katherine Maynard, a daughter of the distinguished pho-tographer Hannah May-nard. The young couple was married in Victoria in 1907.Charged with respon-sibility for developing a hydro-electric sys-tem to supply power to Victoria, superin-tendent D I Walker arrived in Jordan River by coastal steamer in 1908. It was the vast watershed of the Jor-dan, encompassing Jordan Meadows and Bear Creek Valley that offered sufficient water resources to power the needs of south Vancou-ver Island. The enterprise began as VI Power Company, a subsidiary of BC Electric. After 1,000 men were employed to build dams, a 3-ft gauge inclined cable car railway, a sawmill, a five and mile open wooden flume, and a 341 foot long power-house, the first elec-tricity reached Victoria on September 10, 1911. The old powerhouse still stands among the alders a few hundred yards off Highway 14 as you reach Jordan River. Today, stripped of its turbines, its genera-tors and transformers, it is a sad and lonely reminder of the glory days when the power plant lit up a city.It took a woman of pioneering spirit to join her husband in the primitive circum-stances. Katherine was the daughter of Hannah Maynard, a woman who created her own niche and gained an interna-tional reputation in a relatively new field photography and in a male-dominated soci-ety, at that. For Kather-ine Walker, raising her five children in a rela-tively inaccessible pio-neer community meant drawing on resources she would have come by naturally with her mothers example. When dynamite blast-ing took place at the site and the Walker fam-ily was in tents on the beach, were told she placed an enamel dish-pan as protection over her baby sons head. Believing that happy families produced good employees, D I gave great leadership to the Company town. He encouraged facilities for sports, including basketball, tennis and badminton. By 1920 hed even established an orchestra playing to Saturday night dance crowds, a little oasis of revelry at the end of a winding gravel road.With the drama of the massive power operation, the range of fine homes that stood in the town during the 1920s to 1950s and the social events led by the towns leading couple, Jordan River attracted not only Canadas vice-regal pair, Lord and Lady Willingdon, but many other guests from afar. In 1935 D I built the Jordan River Hotel, a social centre until lost to fire in 1984.This era, like others in an ever-changing economy, is seen no more.Elida Peers, HistorianSooke Region MuseumSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7The family that built Jordan RiverSRHS photoSuperintendent D.I. Walker, his wife Katherine and sons Albert Bunny and Robert.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7Meet your Realtorhomehhohohomomomwelcome Real Estate& PropertyManagementMike Williams Nancy VieiraStacey Scharf Brendan Herlihy#26716 WEST COAST ROAD *CEDAR GROVE CENTRE* 250-642-3240www.pembertonholmes.com email@example.comSue DanielsManaging BrokerMichael Dick Clayton MorrisRENT FOR$800/mo+ UtilitiesCHEAPER THAN RENT! $25,000Located in a great family, pet friendly park. Access to private river front beach area. is 2-3 bedroom home has many updates. e perfect place to start out or slow down.Sue Daniels 250-642-3240LOWER - ONE BEDROOM SUITE Personal Fenced Yard. Newly Updated. Close to Bus,short walk to Sooke. Non smoking. Pets negotiable with deposit.2014 GovenlockStacey Scharf PPTY MGR 250-889-5994HELP FOR THE HOME BUYERCLAYTON MORRIS250-686-98144 BEDROOM, 4 BATHROOM $398,000Immaculate Condition2 Levels, +2400 sq. , Close to Sooke Core, Bus & Schools. Modern Kitchen. Gas Fireplace. Oversized Single Garage. Fully Fenced Yard. On Private Cul-de-Sac.Brendan Herlihy 250-642-3240LOTS for your DREAM HOME!1 Acre close to French Beach - $189,0005 Waterfront Acres at McCurdy Point - $299,0008.8 Acres at McCurdy Point - $349,900Nancy Vieira 250-514-4750Tugwell Creek2 Acres $160,000Camosun Westside 2042 Otter Point Rd.visit: OPENHOUSESVICTORIA.CAJOHN VERNON, PREC 250-642-5050Photos: www.johnvernon.comWithout Reservation, Quite Possibly The Finest Ocean & Mtn Views In Greater Victoria. Lovingly maintained, 3BR+den, office & studio, 3BA, 2012sf, 1 owner, home w/almost 180 views over sparkling waters of Juan de Fuca Strait to snow-capped Olympic mtns. Open concept living area awash in natural light consists of LR w/huge wrap-around view deck, DR w/cozy gas FP & sparkling kit w/brkfst bar. MBR has 3pce ensuite w/ocean view soaker tub & opens to deck. Private, sundrenched, beautifully landscaped .69ac w/fruit trees, shrubs, lush lawn, clematis framed patio & decking & luxurious hot tub. Located in prestigious Gordons Beach Estates. Stroll to beach & just min to Sooke, 20min to Westshore & 50min to downtown Victoria. An absolute must see. MLS329436. QUITE POSSIBLY THE REGIONS FINEST OCEAN & MTN VIEWSLOVINGLY MAINTAINED COUNTRY HOME $499,9008845 A RANDYS PLACEwww.sookehomes.comBRUCE & LINDA MACMILLAN250-642-4100This 3 bed 3 bath home has been tastefully updated to create a delightful and comfortable home. Open plan with wood floors & wood stove offers relaxed and cozy living with panoramic ocean views. Upstairs, the master bed suite with vaulted ceiling looks out over Gordons Beach to the Strait and Olympic Mts. Oversize garage. NEW PRICE!$409,9002205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.sooke.caREQUEST FORPROPOSALSThe District of Sooke invites quali ed rms to submit proposals for:Request for Proposal packages are available on the District of Sooke website (www.sooke.ca) or at the municipal of ce at:Greenspace MaintenanceServices 2014-20152205 Otter Point RoadSooke, B.C. V9Z 1J2Proposals in sealed envelopes clearly marked, Greenspace Maintenance Services, Attention: Elisabeth Nelson, Municipal Engineer, District of Sooke will be received at the District of Sooke Municipal Hall until 2:00 p.m. Paci c Time, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.Enquiries and responses will be recorded and will be posted to the District of Sooke website for reference for all proponents It is the responsibility of the proponents to check the District website for any updated information and addenda issued before the closing date and time.For information, contact:Laura Byrne, Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator,Email: email@example.comTelephone: (250) 642-16398 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROREDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorBritt Santowski ReporterThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 1A-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COMHow to reach us:Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Rod Sluggett firstname.lastname@example.orgHarla Eve email@example.comPirjo Raits firstname.lastname@example.orgBritt Santowski email@example.comRod SluggettJoan Gamache firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comHarla Eve, firstname.lastname@example.orgVicky Sluggett General:Publisher:Office Manager:Reporter:Advertising:Circulation:Production Manager:Creative Services:Classifieds:Editor:2010 WINNERThe slow erosion of democracyOh those pesky expenses. Eyebrows were raised when Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director Mike Hicks claimed $600 in expenses for gas while the new services building was being built. Big deal. If all the elected representatives claimed such a small amount all of our communities would be in better shape. I cant even imagine who made a big deal out of it, considering all the work the elected do for free. There was a comment made about the new proposed four-year terms for local government. It appears the term was decided by the elected and a resolution was passed at the Union of BC Municipalities, and the public doesnt really get any say in this. Are four-year terms a good thing or a bad thing? Projects will stand more of a chance of getting completed and the elected will get more knowledgeable. Time will tell, but it is similar to elected officials voting themselves a pay raise - kind of self-serving. If it was a democratic decision like they say, then they would have let the public decide. It seems more and more of our democratic rights are being eroded and we barely notice. Too often decisions are made without public consultation. The public is good for one thing for sure and that is paying taxes.Medical marijuana production is making headlines all over the place but the issuing of licences to grow and distribute are few and far in between. There is still the old notion among some that reefer madness will prevail but in reality things wont be much different than now. There will be fewer mom and pop grow ops and mortgage helpers, but at least the grow ops will be known to police, security and location will ensure public safety. It is typical though, that the government takes over a thriving industry without much public input and leaves the little guy high and dry.ANOTHER VIEWB.C. Views Proceedings here at the B.C. leg-islature were briefly thrust into the spotlight last week, firing up the radio talk shows and twitter feeds.No, it wasnt the B.C. Liberal gov-ernment forcing through legisla-tion to allow industrial research for things like pipeline routes in provincial parks, or the debate on sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasnt the teacher strike vote, as the scripted motions of that ritual combat are well known to weary parents.It was muffins. More specifically, free muffins in a newly relocated and equipped MLA lounge, and a rack installed to hold the said muf-fins at a cost of $733.This was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, elected Speaker last summer. In fact its just the lat-est phase of a strikingly expensive refit to provide wheelchair access, which Reid has championed.The new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs high in the 1898 stone struc-ture. The new lounge is served by a ramp near the chamber exit to another under-used room in the library, and equipped with big-screen TVs to follow proceedings, similar to those installed in the leg-islature chamber last year.Everything done here is expen-sive, from matching ornate wood-work to upgrading ancient plumbing and wiring. But the public, condi-tioned by media to expect corrup-tion and scandal, would rather be outraged about free muffins.Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down to the basement dining room to put muffins and coffee on their expense accounts, or have an assis-tant fetch them. The outraged talk shows didnt mention that. There are access issues in the dining room too, a fact more difficult to ignore with Children and Family Develop-ment Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Michelle Stilwell and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sulli-van now elected to serve using their wheelchairs.A costly new outside access ramp assisted Kenny Michell, who visited last week to tell his harrowing story of the Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair.The NDP brought a delegation of survivors and family members of the dead from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George. They supported the oppositions demand for an independent inquiry, although their own demands ranged from counselling for long-suffering wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence.The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldnt have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show due dili-gence that would likely result in acquittal.What that means in English is that the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasnt fully grasped by either mill operators or WorkSafeBC. All B.C. mills are now subject to more scrutiny, and a coroners inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to see what lessons can be learned.Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban B.C. residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipe-line, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park.Its not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a major twin-ning and upgrading project on the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park, without inci-dent or scandal to date.But back to muffingate, as its become known around here. I dont know why people are so cynical and uninterested in serious issues.I wish I did. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twit-ter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.comForget issues, pass the muffinsOUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOONSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 9www.westernfoods.comSENIORS DAY THURSDAYS SAVE 10% ON MOST ITEMSLocally Owned & Operated Since 1974Your Community Food StoreSOOKE6660 Sooke RoadOpen 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesAD PRICES IN EFFECT MARCH 12 THRU MARCH 18, 2014Go GreenuseWesternFoodsCloth BagsLANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantities/lbYour Community Food Store/lbCampbell's Vegetable, Beef or ChickenBroth900 ml All Varieties2/300Doritos XLTortilla Chips245-260g All Varieties2/600Boneless PorkSirloin Roast5.05/kg229Mexican MediumRedPeppers2.18/kg99SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 1110 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEABoneless PorkSirloin Roast5.05/kgTetleyOrange PekoeTea Bags72's .............................449MexicanAsparagus2.84/kg ...................................129California Shanghai orBaby Bok Choy$1.96/kg ..........................89B.C. 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Extra FancyAmbrosiaApples2.18/kg99ChileBlueberries1 Pint2/700B.C. RussetRussetPotatoes5lb2/400CaliforniaSnap TopCarrots1.30/kg59MexicanCampariTomatoes1lb2/400B.C.ButterLettuceClamshell2/500California #1Yams2.18/kg99Kraft Salad DressingMiracleWhip429Heinz SqueezeKetchup349PoweradeSports Drinkor Dasani WaterLocalFreshOystersHot SmokedSalmonGeneral MillsCheeriosCerealV8 VegetableJuiceOld Dutch RestauranteTortillaChipsAll VarietiesCoca Cola4/500Habitant Ready to ServeSoup2/400BecelSunfl owerOil489Old El PasoSalsa or Picante Sauce299Folgers Regular or Mountain RoastCoffee749PregoPastaSauce2/500MinuteOrangeJuice129Bugles OriginalCorn Snacks 213g ......................2/400PostShredded Wheat Cereal 425g ......................2/600DempstersSesameBagels6's ...............................269Gain LiquidLaundry Detergent1.47L All Varieties ........499Campbell'sHearty NoodlesSoup55g All Varieties ........99BakersChocolateChips300g ...........................279HPSteak Sauce400 ml .........................399Christie Red OvalStoned WheatThins300g ......................2/500Villagio Thick Sliced Italian Bread510g ...........................229GladGarbageBags 10s .............................299Old El Paso TacoShells125-133g 2 Varieties ....189Uncle Lukes 100% PureMaple Syrup375 ml .........................599NishikiSushi Rice907g ...........................329DadsCookies500g All Varieties .........439IamsCat Food156g All Varieties ......99Silk 'N SoftBathroom Tissue12's .............................649Old El Paso SeasoningMix35g All Varieites ........99SunRypeApple Sauce625 ml .........................199VHStir Fry Sauces 355 ml All Varieties 2/500Christie Rice Thins100g All Varieties ....2/500IamsDog Food374g 3 Varieties ...........119Bounty WhitePaperTowels2's ...............................2892295/500399 399 279 2/500/lbeaFreshSoleFillets149/100glbPork Loin BreadedCutlets $8.80kg ...........................399LeanPork Stew$5.93kg ..............................269Farmhouse Poultry Fresh SplitChickenWings6.59/kg ..............................299Boneless PorkSirloinChops5.93/kg ...........................269Sunrise ChickenCutlets or Burgers1 kg ..................................499Bassili's BestShepherds Pie907g ...............................599Maui PorkSirloinChops$8.80kg .............................399Fletcher's Regular or ThickBacon500g ...................................499/lbeaea /lbea/lbCampbell's Vegetable, Beef or ChickenBroth900 ml All VarietiesDoritos XLTortilla Chips245-260g All Varieties2/300 2/600 Mexican MediumRedPeppers2.18/kg99/lb/lb/lb/lb710 ml- 1LAll Varieties1.89LAll Varieties250-320gAll Varieties+depea ea1LUnico StuffedManzanillaOlives2/300 eaeaeaeaeaeaeaea ea eaeaeaeaeaea /lb /lb8 oz /100gKraftPure Jam 500 ml All Varieties ......399eaOrganicCelery Hearts1 lb 2/500+ dep 390-500g4 Varietiesea1L 645 mlAll Varieties920-975geaeaeaea/lbea890 ml 1L710 ml- 1L710 ml- 1L ea +dep375 ml 796 mlAll Varietiesea +dep 642-650 mlAll Varietiesea289/lbEarthbound FarmsRomaine Hearts3's500ea12 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORFROZENBULKYour Community Food StoreDELIHealthy Choices In OurDELI DAIRYRemember Your CalciumDAIRYBULKFROZEN BAKERYBaked Fresh Daily BAKERYAD PRICES IN EFFECT MARCH 12 THRU MARCH 18, 2014SOOKE6660 Sooke RoadOpen 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesLocally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesQuality and ConvenienceFor Your Healthy LifestyleNATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODSNature's Path Eco PakCereals650-825gAssortedSamosas140g ..........................249ProvoloneCheese...................................239Tzatziki...................................129MarinatedVeggieSaladChocolateMilk1L ..............199Island FarmsButtermilk1L ...............................199AlpineBread454g ..........................239KraftPhiladelphiaDips227g All Varieties ........299Wong WingWontonWrappers426g .............................199Reser's Beef & Bean or Bean & CheeseBurritos142g ....................2/100Island Farms Vanilla Plus or ClassicIce Cream1.65L All Varieties .......459HAPPYWater500ml ..................69ThompsonRaisins.............................................89Hickory SmokedAlmonds................................................119Fiesta Deluxe SoyTrail Mix .............89Pacifi c OrganicBisqueSoups472 ml .............2/400CalbeeSnapeaCrisps93g .........................169Prana Organic Whole BlackChiaSeeds300g .........................599Bana CrispGluten Free Snacks80g .........................299White or Whole WheatKaisers6's ..............................189Kraft SinglesCheeseSlices1kg .............................699/100g/100g649/100g/100g79159ChickenBreast /100 gNatrel Dark or Milk119Island FarmsSourCreameaIsland BakeryOrganic Breads680gea+depTAS Natural CoconutWater310 ml .................69250 mleaeaea5 AliveBlendedJuice295 ml .......................99ea2/500eaea /100g/100g499Fresh BakedApplePie660geaea129/100gea2/800eaeaeaeaRistoranteThin CrustPizza325-390gAll VarietieseaBrownies8" ...............................479BlueberryBagels6's ..............................329GummyBearseaeaNature's Path Eco Pakea+depSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 13Sooke Real Estate Your Sooke Specialist Custom 3 bedroom/3 bath-room home in Trickle Creek Estates. 1,600 sq. ft. finished, Gas FP, 5 appliances. Backing on Green Space & Walking Trail. New Home Warranty. Just $309,900 including GST! Call Michael at 250-642-6056 or visit isellsooke.com for more information. SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 13The following are comments (as written) received from readers on letters that have been printed in previous edi-tions of the Sooke News Mirror. They were submitted to the Letters section on www.sookenewsmir -ror.com and have been edited for grammar and spelling.Response to Lend a hand March 5, 2014 letterLeona how many times can you beat a dead horse? The tax payers have no inter-est in funding your spe-cial interest group. As for Penny Stone, she is not asking for a govern-ment hand-out, she is asking for private dona-tions. To add insult to injury you would rather see people of Sooke that need to use the food bank suffer so you can feed animals. SAFARS is a group of cat ladies where as Penny Stone has the knowledge and expe-rience to run a shel-ter. Humane or human does not describe your attempts to fund your little hobby.David Tillich Response to David TillichDear Mr. Tillich: SAFARS is not just a group of cat ladies, as you called us. Our vol-unteers are from both sexes and we do not rescue only cats. At the moment, we can only have cats because we are still in search of a suitable facility for dogs. The financial requirements for dogs include a completely different administra-tion and our society is formed exclusively by volunteers. We are not searching to have an executive board with high salaries and a union protecting us. We are not trying to be amended to the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and to bring animals from all over B.C. to conform with the required sta-tus of working prov-ince-wide. We try to work together with the already existing animal control authorities. On the other hand, two very well-known ladies in Sooke who are friends of our society and work with dogs are willing to help us set up our local dog rescue program. One step at the time. Last two details, first, I have rescued ani-mals during all my life and have also worked together with veterinar-ies in the spaying and neutering of street cats and dogs in two differ-ent countries. Second, our dear friend Leona is 92-years-old and her letter was written from the bottom of her heart. We will appreci-ate if you please do not distort her words.Margarita DominquezResponse to Avoidance tacticJanuary 22, 2104Ive been following this for a while now. You are asking for land to lend or lease so you can build on it. Having first hand knowledge of sheltering animals, the cost of building a shel-ter will be quite high, in excess of $100,000. Where is that money going to come from? If you plan on dona-tions and fundraising for that, cant you raise money to purchase your own land? If land is leased or loaned to you and you build on it, what is going to hap-pen when the owner of that land wants it back? Then the animals are homeless again and your fundraising and donations have gone to waste.Where is the money going to come from to staff a shelter and pay the bills (hydro, etc.)? How will you provide veterinary care for the animals? Food? Groom-ing? All of this can eas-ily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Can you please tell us where that money will come from? I hear a lot of com-plaining about lack of support from council, but the whole thing seems rather sketchy if these other concerns arent addressed.Mickey CherneskiResponse to Insulting comments irk pot patientsFebruary 26, 2014Thank you so much for a very truthful well presented article. It was very nice to see real facts. I am a medi-cal cannabis user. We will continue to defend our right to grow our own medication in court March 18. We will win.June PlanteThank you so much for this very truthful article. Finally someone telling it like it is. As a disabled medical mari-juana user and grower I am so tired of all the negative untruthful statements out there. Thanks again. Check out mmarcoalition-againstrepeal.Coralee CorrigallI agree with every-thing that you guys are doing, this is a very important issue here. I am a new member here and thought i was alone here on this issue but I can tell there are many many people out there who need it for medi-cine.Cathy HaywardThis discrimination against people who want to have control over how they treat their health problems has to stop. The oppo-sition to cannabis use is based on an 80-year -old prejudice that was designed to marginal-ize so called undesir-able groups of people. Please dont just repeat all the old stereotypes that youve been led to believe are fact. Do some honest research and come to your own conclusions.Louis WestfallMy wife suffers from so much pain i dont know what we would do without her regu-lar supplier of medical marijuana. We may end up having to grow our own.Glenn Ford We asked: What do you think about a possible teachers strike? Im concerned it may affect my education.Ben ReynoldsGrade 12SookeIm torn between my own education and the teachers needs.Tahtyana ElliottGrade 11SookeIt affects the students when the teachers go on strike. Nyla MortonGrade 6SookeAs long as it doesnt affect my education, Im for the teachers getting better pay and better support.A.J. MasseyGrade 9SookelettersDeliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sooke newsmirror.com Letters should be 300 words or less, and we may edit for length, tone and accuracy. Please include contact information.LettersTheres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.com14 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORBC BLK TAB WEEK 46 51006_MAR. 14_FRI_05RaspberriesLucerne MilkProduct of Mexico.170 g.HOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR.Assorted varieties. 2 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR - Combined varieties.Top Sirloin SteakBoneless. Cut from 100% Canadian beef. Sold in a package of 4 only for $12.00. LIMIT SIX. 3 DAYS ONLY!Deli Counter Black Forest HamSliced or shaved fresh.Available at the service counter only.From the Deli!Webber VitaminsOr Sunkist or Treehouse. Select varieties and sizes.LIMIT TWO FREE - Combined varieties.Coast to Coast Italian Style White BreadOr Whole Wheat. 675 g. 3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICEFresh Whole Frying Chicken Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, March 14 through Thursday, March 20, 2014 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. 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Kelloggs Jumbo CerealSelect varieties. 700 g to 1.35 kg. While supplies last!699ea.EXTREMELIMIT OF 4EXTREMELIMIT OF 6EXTREMELIMIT OF 4EXTREMELIMIT OF 5$5 4792 for 3 for$10 ea.3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICE 3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICE 3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICE3 DAYS ONLY!$9ea. 2for$4 129/100 g 1FREEBUY 1 GETEQUAL OR LESSER VALUEFRI.-SAT.-SUN.3DAYSALE3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICEEXTREMEPRICEea.3 DAYS ONLY!CLUB PRICE3 DAYS ONLY!2for$4 299$3eachsteakBig Size!Jumbo Size!MARCHFRIDAY14MARCHSATURDAY15MARCHSUNDAY1614 15 16 17 18 19 20 FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU Prices in this ad good through March 20thMARCHSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 15Sooke News Mirror Wed, Mar 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com A15 Passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie and parents Sam and Rosada Elrose. He is survived by his sisters Ada (Richie) Birch and Marjorie Melville and brother Melvin (Irene) Elrose and their families. Grant was born in Lethbridge, Alberta The family moved to Sooke River Road in 1945. After attending school in Sooke he went on to specialize in electronics & communications. Grant then moved to the Yukon where he spent most of his life working across the Northern Territories.He and his wife enjoyed flying their amphibious plane to remote areas for fishing in the lakes and gold panning. Upon retirement, moving to Otter Point brought him back to this area in 1996 where he enjoyed working on his property, having coffee in Sooke, and meeting people.The family would like to thank Dr. Matt Robinson and the Intensive Care Staff for their excellent care.A Celebration of Life will be held in May.ELROSE,Grant HarryNov. 2, 1939 - Mar. 5, 2014EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONDo you enjoy working with children? Early Childhood Educators not only teach children, they aim to help children develop good habits in learning and in life. 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Bright kitchen with DW, F/S. W/D in sep. laundry. Nice views, forest, trails across road. $1550 incls weekly garbage pickup and water. Avail April 1 or 15. 250-508-4064. firstname.lastname@example.orgRECREATIONRV RESORT ON THE LAKE Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fi shing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area.www.resortonthelake.com250-754-1975 email@example.comSHARED ACCOMMODATIONVICTORIA HOUSING. $475- $575. neg. Students, disability, working. 778-977-8288.RENTALSSUITES, LOWERLOWER LEVEL in waterfront home. 2BR, 5 app. Includes hydro, water, garbage. Private entry. Pets considered. Non-smoking indoors. Avail. April 1st. $1125 per mo. One time $500 Rent Rebate. 250-642-5972ONE BEDROOM,Large. Com-plete reno, large store room, in-suite. Seniors or working person. Avail. April 1st. $675. 250-642-5219.SUITES, UPPERCHURCH RD, 3 BR, 1/3 acre, Lg garage, N/S, Cat okay, Refs, $1175 +. 250-642-6225SOOKE: QUAINT 1 bdrm $675/mo. Pets considered. Avail. now. (778)352-1618.UPSTAIRS, APTMT. Maple-Grant area. Suitable 1 person. Avail. Now. $625.pm. 250-642-3420TRANSPORTATIONAUTO ACCESSORIES/PARTSAUTO FINANCINGAuto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878AUTO FINANCING AUTO FINANCINGTRANSPORTATIONAUTO FINANCINGCARS 1982 GRAND Prix LJ, only 29 original km on car, 350 4 boltVette motor and 350 Turbotrans installed in 1985. Sealsdone in 2008. A.C. works,New head liner 2014, a truetime piece. $5,900 obo. MustSell. Call Terry 250-478-1426.1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 kmon rebuilt motor. Newer LucHigh Performance clutch, 5-sp trans, near new Yokohamatires. Red, sun roof, mint interi-or, power doors/windows (newmotors and regulators). Pio-neer stereo w/iPod adapter,Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers.Same owner since 1990, haveall receipts. $2500. Chris, 250-595-0370 leave message.SPORTS & IMPORTS1998 JAGUAR XJ8, low mile-age, excellent condition. Ask-ing $3000. 250-64-2338ESTHETIC SERVICESALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassi ed.com- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING - www.bcclassi ed.comCONNECTING BUYERS AND SELLERSwww.bcclassi ed.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 17SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 17Sports & Recreation Sooke swim team something specialIs there something special in Sookes pool? Youd think so, consid-ering the swim team representing Sooke Elementary, Poirier, and Journey ranked 11 out of the 26 schools participating in the Ele-mentary School Meet, with only 16 swimmers to represent.The swimmers all did an exceptional job of proving that just because Sooke is small, doesnt mean that it cant be fast.Some of the most notable swims were how Clarke Hopkins won the 25m breast-stroke (boys 9-10), as did his brother Nathan Hopkins (boys 8U). Christian Zakharchuk bested his time in the 50m freestyle by two seconds, a feat that is uncommon in such a short event.For the relays, Sooke earned two third-place finishes, in the mixed 14U Relay with Clarke, Daniel, Tekahra, and Lucy, and the boys 12U Relay with Clarke, Dan-iel, Christian and Nick.Were so proud of our current swimmers, and we hope to grow more! Registration is always open.Submitted by Lucy BridalChris Ralph photoBack Row (L to R): Anthony Brabant; Clarke Hopkins; Daniel Prissick; Christian Zakharchuk: Caileigh Henderson; Tekahra Tarnowski; Nicholas Ralph; Lucy BridalFront (L to R): Nathan Hopkins; Madison Simmonds; Kaia Chandler; Gwen MacLeod; Louisa Ralph; Matthew Mitchell; Aidan Wrigley; Carter Reaney.Atom C2 boys bring home double banner Midget girls undefeatedThe Sooke Atom boys played an amazing season winning the South Island League Banner.The boys did not stop there. They continued on and played their little hearts out to finish off the year with winning the Play Off Banner as well. It started as a mix-mash team at the start of the year, with under age novice players, brand new players, a first and second year Atom player, and an amazing veteran goalie. It turned out in the end to be the winning mixture for an amazing team. These kids let it all out on the ice playing what was the hardest weekend of hockey for them. They needed to pull all their determination and endurance out from deep within to beat both Pen-nisula 3-2 and JDF 5-3 in the finals. These kids raised their game to win playing short handed the whole weekend with only nine skaters. The team made their coaches, parents and the community proud.Submitted by Sheryl FriesenFacebook photoSpotted on Facebook: Sooke Midget girls go undefeated in the season and the playoffs!Midget C Division 1 ChampionsAnd this just in from the SookeMinorHockey.ca website: Midget C1 just won the Division 1 play-off banner, third time in four years.The fifth race of the 2014 Island Race Series, the Bazan Bay 5k, was held along the Sidney waterfront on March 9. There were 12 STARRs entered in the Bazan Bay 5K run, and Sooke took home three bronze medals and five ribbons. The top STARR per-former was Matthew Thompson (01-15) with a time of 17:51. First STARR lady was Amanda Johnston (35-39), in with a time of 19:25. Not far behind was Keven Joli-coeur (35-39), who came in with a 20:00 flat, ninth 9th in a field of 32 and 150 OA. Additional info on SookeNewsMirror.com.Sooke STARRs shine in SidneyJudy Burgess photoTen-year-old STARR runner Georgia Wark.No child should be without a Medic Alert bracelet when they need one.FOR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 250-642-8000SEAPARC SNIPPETNo child should be Alert bracelet when NO CHILDWITHOUTMedic Alert Bracelet Programnochildwithout.caCheck with your school districtor go online to see if you qualify.St. Patricks Dayat SEAPARCSaturday, March 15St Patricks Day Swim1:00-3:30 pm$2 All Ages Skate6:30-8:30 pmSt. RoSe of Lima Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 amChildrens Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael FaveroKnox PReSbyteRian ChuRCh 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124 SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon KouwenbergParents Room and well equipped NurseryhoLy tRinity Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172holY CoMMUNIoN SERVICE: Sunday 10amEVENINg PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Howard Jacqueswww.holytrinitysookebc.orgThe Pastor's PenSooKe baPtiSt ChuRCh7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministriesEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgJuan De fuCa SeVenth Day aDVentiSt ChuRCh4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403SATURDAY SERVICE 9:30 am Bible Study 11:00 am Church ServicePastor: Mike StevensonOn a cold and rainy weekend in a fishing village on the Big Island the Reverend was shaking hands at the door after services. Sister Mary Loverby stepped forward for her moment of personal contact with the Reverend. As he shook her hand gently she looked imploringly into his eyes and asked for forgiveness for not being in church for the previous 3 weeks. The Reverend smiled sincerely and said," Sister Mary, we are always glad to see you and we hope that you are encouraged in your life by being here. I hope that you don't believe you're going to hell if you don't come to church?" said the Reverend with a twinkle in his eye.Sister Mary's eyes fell as she whispered, "but I thought you would be upset with me and that God would not like me if I didn't come to church." Her voice trailed off into silence. Kindly, the Reverend squeezed Mary's hand and she looked into his eyes once again. "Church is people gath-ering to encourage each other and to praise the Creator for His goodness to us...and that you're with us Mary makes all of us happy," said the Reverend.A teary smile broke out on Mary's face and fealing of peace warmed her right down to her toes. "I'll be back next week, Reverend."And she was.Theres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.com18 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORGetting ready for the next Olym-pics will be the full-time job for Sooke skaters Pilar and Leonardo Maekawa.Next weeks paper will feature a full length article on the sibling pair, but for now, they want you to know about an upcoming family skate at SEAPARC this coming Sun-day, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30.The dynamic duo will be there to skate, dance, and sign autographs. Its an opportunity for the many talented figure skaters in Sooke to meet and greet this professional pair. Admission is by donation.You can also see the two per-form in Aladdin, on March 22/23 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt. Visit http://www.rac-quetclubofvictoria.com/for info.18 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORSookes worldclass skaters host SEAPARC family skateTwo from our community meet the Gold medal Womans Hockey TeamM. Swanton photoWinner of tickets to the Vancouver Canucks Heritage Classic, Charlotte and Estevan Swanton from Sooke Minor Hockey bumped into some Golden Girls (2014 Gold medal Womens Hockey Team, Canada) at the Plaza of Nations before the game. Lucky kids!SUPERSPECIALSSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSUPERSookeGot an iPad?Weve got accessories and can help answer your questions.SS_logo_2011.pdf 1 11-08-19 1:49 PM778.425.1994Sales, Service & Parts forall Outboard and Sterndrives250-642-6509 6852 West Coast RoadSooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.comCelebrating20 Years!OpenMon-Fri8am-6pmDid you know we doAuto Detailing?2123 Otter Point Rd. 250.642.522410%& GLASScome in and saveYour Complete Automotive CentreCoupon valid until April 30/14*See store for details. Hot Buys & Final Markdowns excluded. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Sale ends March 24th, 2014 or while supplies last.Island Owned & Operated Visit us online at: www.la-z-boyvi.comMON - THURS 10 - 5:30 FRI 10 - 7 SAT 10 - 5:30 SUN: 12 - 5 Courtenay 2937 Kilpatrick Ave (250) 871-6074 or Toll-Free 1-855-203-0857Victoria 3501 Saanich Road (at Blanshard) (250) 382-5269 or Toll-Free 1-877-452-5269Nanaimo 3200 North Island Hwy (Country Club Mall) (250) 756-4114 or Toll-Free 1-866-756-4114NOW OPEN!Gift Card EventReceive a $100 La-Z-Boy Gift Card for every $1000 spent!* THE RED HOT HOMEPlus $100Gift Card!*Assorted Colours Available at the Sale PriceAs Shown - $1749TALBOTfabric stationary sofastarting from$1499gift cardgift cardVancouver IslandSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 19ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20Romance is on your mind, Aries. Thats because you met a wonderful person and are interested in seeing where this relationship may go.TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21You feel artistically inspired this week, Tau-rus. Use this inspira-tion to pursue an array of projects, whether you want to dabble in photography or make home improvements.GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21Seeing a happy cou-ple together inspires thoughts of a romantic nature, Gemini. Con-sider taking a budding relationship to a new level.CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22Cancer, you aspire to learn a new skill or take on a new project this week. Forge ahead with this idea, which allows you to meet new people and learn some interesting things.LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23Love, romance and marriage are on your mind, Leo. Work on strengthening an exist-ing relationship or heighten your efforts to find a special someone.VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22Virgo, you may have an unexpected visitor to contend with this week. This could mean a complete overhaul of your schedule and liv-ing space. Its time to get to work.LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23Your mindset is intense this week, Libra. Others will find it very difficult to change your opinion on certain things, but that does not mean you should not listen to their ideas.SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22Scorpio, be pre-pared for a busy week that gives your bank account a boost. Expect to begin a new work assignment that requires a lot of cre-ative energy.SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21Sagittarius, youre interested in promot-ing personal health this week. Your research may extend into holis-tic treatments as well as more traditional alternatives.CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20Vist some book-stores this week, Cap-ricorn. This will indulge your need to absorb information this week. Dont overlook the value of the library on your quest.AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18Aquarius, an encoun-ter with someone new piques your intellectual curiosity. Take some time to gather some information, and give yourself time to digest this information.PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20Thoughts of a career change are more promi-nent this week, Pisces. It may be a good time to finally act on those ideas.FAMOUS BIRTHDAYSMARCH 16: Lauren Graham, Actress (47)MARCH 17: Rob Lowe, Actor (50)MARCH 18: Adam Levine, Singer (35)MARCH 19: Glenn Close, Actress (67)MARCH 20: Spike Lee, Director (57)MARCH 21: Gary Old-man, Actor (56)MARCH 22: Britt San-towski, Writer (49)Your Weekly HoroscopeDaryn Sherlow photoReaders Photo of the WeekSooke News Mirror reader Daryn Sherlow sent us this photo of Mount Baker. This weeks Readers Photo of the Week is sponsored by Stone Pipe Grill. We welcome your submissions. Send your good quality jpeg photos to: email@example.com.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 19W W W . S O O K E N E W S M I R R O R . C O MSOOKEFOURCAST Your weather forecast for the next FOUR DAYS!What you need to know about the weather to plan your weekend.THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAYCloud w/Sunny Breaks High 9 Low 5Hours of sunshine 2Light Rain High 9 Low 6Hours of sunshine 2Light Rain High 10 Low 7Hours of sunshine 2SATURDAYLight Rain High 8 Low 6Hours of sunshine 3WINE, RAW BAR &GLOBAL FUSION CUISINENOW OPEN Fri-Sun Nightsin the Prestige Oceanfront ResortDROP IN POOL TOURNAMENT 2nd SUNDAY OF EACH MONTHLEGION RIDERS 2nd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7 PMThe Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54 Phone: 250-642-5913MEAT DRAWEVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00 PMSUNDAY BREAKFAST BRUNCH 9AM - 12:30PM $5 CHILDREN WELCOMESUNDAYS SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKdonate non-perishable food itemsCHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: SookeLegion.ca$12 6-7:30 PM ONLYFRIDAY Steak Night ANNIVERSARIES / BIRTHDAYS / GROUP PARTIES WELCOME!Hosted by Sports TeamHAMBURGERS &HOT DOGS AVAILABLEMONDAYS Short Mat Bowling 1:00 Euchre 6:30TUESDAYS Pool League 7:00WEDNESDAYS Nascar 7:00 Dominos 10:00 Ladies Darts 12 noon N Shuf eboard 6:30THURSDAYS Cribbage 7:00FRIDAYS Short Mat Bowling 1:00General Meeting every 4th Tuesday, 7pm Members and bona de guests welcomeKARAOKEEvery Friday8:00 - 11:00 p.m.BLUEGRASS JAM1st and 3rd Sundays2:30 pm - 5:00 pmwith Pete & MeganSPRING CHARITY AUCTIONMarch 9th 1:00 pmPLEASE DROP OFFGOOD ITEMS STARTING MARCH 1st(NO JUNK)March 9 1:00 pmPLEASE DROP OFFGOOD ITEMS STARTING MARCH 1stPOSTPONEDWhere friends meetExcellent selection of Lunch & Dinner Items & Great Burgers too!Enjoy our Nightly Fresh Sheet ofTantalizing SpecialsCasual Dining Kids MenuLunch 11am - 4:30pm Dinner at 4:30pmReservations & info 250.642.05662038 Otter Point Rd www.stonepipegrill.com20 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORBritt Santowski photoTwo surveyors were out measuring the empty lot on 6639 Sooke Rd this past Friday. According to one of the surveyors, they were contracted by the Royal Bank. Weve contacted RBC in Sooke, and they had no information about this. According to Shayne Fedosenkos website, the property, first listed in Oct. 2008 for for $1,200,000, was sold for $882,000 on Feb. 28, 2014. It is zoned commercial-residential, allowing for a four to six-storey building with a commercial presence on the bottom.Checking it out20 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.sooke.caREQUEST FORQUALIFICATIONSThe District has posted Request for Quali cations on our website for the following:Request for Quali cation documents may be obtained from the District of Sooke municipal of ce, Finance Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2,Telephone 250-642-1634 or from the District website at www.sooke.ca. Electrician Services Carpentry Services Excavation Services Plumbing ServicesResidential/Commercialand Bin Service.250-642-3646www.sookedisposal.ca WEEKLY TIDE TABLESTIMES ARE IN STANDARD TIME, HEIGHTS IN FEETDay Time HT Time HT Time HT Time HT13 00:47 7.5 06:10 6.6 10:53 8.2 18:47 3.914 02:10 7.9 07:50 5.9 12:56 8.2 20:16 3.915 02:33 7.9 08:29 5.6 13:49 8.2 20:42 4.316 02:56 8.2 09:08 4.9 14:38 8.2 21:07 4.617 03:18 8.5 09:48 4.6 15:27 7.9 21:32 4.918 03:40 8.5 10:29 3.9 16:16 7.9 21:54 5.219 04:00 8.9 11:12 3.6 17:10 7.5 22:09 5.620 04:20 9.2 11:57 3.3 18:12 7.2 22:19 6.2SALE ENDS FEBRUARY 16thSooke6 6 2 6 S o o k e R o a d 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 6 3 6 6 SELECTEDFLOORMODELS40%-50%No special orders Floor stock only Full warranty OFFRENOVATIONSALEscratch, dent and floor modelAPPLIANCEBLOWOUTTHIS WEEK ONLY all appliance purchases receive Appliance PlusSALE ENDS FEBRUARY 16thSooke6 6 2 6 S o o k e R o a d 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 6 3 6 6 SELECTEDFLOORMODELS40%-50%No special orders Floor stock only Full warranty OFFRENOVATIONSALEscratch, dent and floor modelAPPLIANCEBLOWOUTTHIS WEEK ONLY all appliance purchases receive Appliance PlusSALE ENDS FEBRUARY 16thSooke6 6 2 6 S o o k e R o a d 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 6 3 6 6 SELECTEDFLOORMODELS40%-50%No special orders Floor stock only Full warranty OFFRENOVATIONSALEscratch, dent and floor modelAPPLIANCEBLOWOUTTHIS WEEK ONLY all appliance purchases receive Appliance PlusDOUBLEAEROPLANSALE ENDS MARCH 16thSALE ENDS FEBRUARY 16thSooke6 6 2 6 S o o k e R o a d 2 5 0 - 6 4 2 - 6 3 6 6 SELECTEDFLOORMODELS40%-50%No special orders Floor stock only Full warranty OFFRENOVATIONSALEscratch, dent and floor modelAPPLIANCEBLOWOUTTHIS WEEK ONLY all appliance purchases receive Appliance PlusSALESALEThisWeek Only!FREE LOCAL DELIVERY on allAppliance Purchases! 101-2015 SHIELDS ROAD www.sookeshometeam.com 250-642-6480 Oliver Katz Personal Real Estate Corporation BRAND NEW & just completed Built GREEN 2 level 3BR 3 bath home Economical Geothermal Heat/Air large crawl incls. Landscaping, blinds & appliances 2/5/10 Yr. Warr. Nothing to do -Just move in! Perfect Woodland Creek location $374,900 Susan Dunn Ground floor OCEANFRONT 2 bedroom condo in like new Harbour Manor complex Large living and dining in the bright 955 sq ft corner unit Slider of living room to rear and walk-on pebble beach Nothing to do here just move in! Completely remediated building Daniela Novosadova $219,900 Managing Broker OPEN Sat/Sun 1-4 Luxury living on the West Coast at Heron View #26 main level living incl. master suite 2 more BRs up priced at $374,900 Open plan gourmet quartz kitchen spacious LR/DR hardwood floors, gas FP Tennis Court, Gym, Pool, Hot tub, Sauna Starting at $374,900 SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B1SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B1Pirjo RaitsSooke News MirrorThe Appetite for Art exhibition by the Sooke Fine Arts Society was a huge success by all accounts. With over 80 art/appetizer pairing, the results were incred-ibly thoughtful and the chefs out did them-selves in creating their own art in the form of food. This was a first for the SFAS and The Mix by Rics and it will likely not be the last. Attend-ees strolled through the convention centre admiring the art, which ranged from wooden vessels by Phoebe Dun-bar to photographs by Jack Most and paint-ings by Angela Men-zies, and a whole host of other mediums by many local artists. The 27th annual Sooke Fine Arts Show is already getting under-way although the show dates are still in the dis-tance, July 25 to August 4.Last year was an outstanding show, one-third of the artists were brand new to the Sooke Fine Arts Show, said Catherine Keogan, Executive Director for the SFAS. It was really wonderful to bring a fresh look to the show.Keogan said she wants to encourage art-ists to submit because anything can happen.Artists have been submitting works online since February 15. The end date for submissions is June 7 at 4 p.m. This year, more than $12,000 in awards will be given in all seven media categories, as well as Jurors Choice, Peoples Choice, Chil-drens Choice, Design Committee Award and the Jan Johnson Memo-rial Award for Social Commentary.Submissions are welcome from art-ists across Vancouver Island and the coastal islands. If an artist has work not selected last year, they are welcome to submit again.An independent panel of three jurors will review the submis-sions and select those pieces to be exhibited. The jurors are profes-sionals in their fields and include curators, gallery owners, educa-tors and working art-ists. This years jury consists of:Ellen Manning, Mary Jo Hughes and Nigel Prince.Ellen Manning is the founding director of the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery. Her interest in contemporary art has taken her around the world from Europe to Asia.Her goal is to give talented emerging art-ists a voice and to cre-ate a new and exciting market for collections by offering accessible price points on original Fine Art.Mary Jo Hughes is the director of the Uni-versity of Victorias Art Collections, which con-sists of 27,000 works of art. She oversees the universitys Legacy Gallery in downtown Victoria. She has been Senior Curator with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Win-nipeg Art Gallery. She has an academic back-ground and has taught Canadian art history. Her enthusiasm in showcasing regional artists is truly inspiring.Nigel Prince has been the executive director of Vancouvers Contem-porary Art Gallery for three years. He comes from the United King-dom where he was a curator for the Ikon Gallery which has two floors of successive exhibitions in all media. He has international art experience collabo-rating with galleries in Munich, Rotterdam, Venice and Toronto.The arts are incredibly alive and well in SookeJack Most photoAn attendee at the Appetite for Art exhibition and sale at the Prestige Hotel on Saturday, March 8 checks out the work submitted by members of the Sooke Community Arts Council.4 Week TrialAvailable to first time players. A 4 Week Introduction to hockey for $50. Tryouts $50 post dated cheque (Aug 1, 2014) Non-refundable after Aug 1st. Atom Dev/Rep Fees: Fees remain $100 and $225; however they will be collected once your child has been placed on the Atom Dev or Rep Team. Do not include with Registration form. SOOKE MINOR HOCKEYREGISTRATION2013 REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE2008-2009 2004-2005 2000-2001 2006-2007 2002-2003 1997-1999 Novice 1 Atom Bantam Novice 2Pee Wee Midget $390.00 $610.00 $640.00$490.00$610.00$650.00$97.50$152.50$160$122.40 $152.50 $162.50Division YEAr of birth bAsE rEgistrAtion 4 PostDAtED ChEquEsSEAPARC LOBBY Thursday March 13th 6 9pm Please NOTE: All players must be registered in their age division. Family Discounts will apply at time of registration. All members must be in good standing to register for the next season Registration information can also be downloaded from thewebsite @ www.sookeminorhockey.ca Should you have any questions, please contact the registrar email@example.com*April, May, June & July 15thSmell n tellNatural gas is used safely in B.C. every day. But if you smell rotten eggs, go outside first, then call us.Learn more at fortisbc.com/safety. Call FortisBCs 24-hour emergency line at 1-800-663-9911 or 911.2 Go outside. Smell rotten eggs? It could be natural gas.31FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (14-117.2 03/2014)14-117.2_FOR806_GasOdourPrint_P1.indd 1 3/3/2014 11:02:44 AMAnyone who was at our November edi-tion of the Sooke Folk Music Societys Coffee House will no doubt remember two very talented ladies who graced our open stage and just blew everyone away. That was our first exposure to Sue Han-sen and Rose Birney, known collectively as Wire Tap. They will be our featured perform-ers at this months Cof-fee House on Saturday, March 15.Sue Hansen and Rose Birney would be only too happy to be known as Hot Chicks with Hot Licks, but the reality is they tend to lean more toward Hot Flashes. Having met one another in a gui-tar shop in late 2012, they formed Wire Tap in 2013 to play songs from the Indigo Girls, Del Shannon, Bob Dylan, Parachute Club, Danny Whitten, Phoebe Snow and Luba. Yup, thats right, a reper-toire just as mixed up as these two will likely forever be. As youngsters their individual lives fol-lowed similar paths. By the late 60s/early 70s, both managed to get their hands on gui-tars, with which they drove their friends and families back and away. After all, its not an overnight endeavour to teach oneself to play. In fact, their combined ages, rather, their com-bined experiences have developed a rap sheet too long to list. Sue Hansen has been drawn to music, voice and instrument since she was young. At approximately 10-years-of-age, she managed to get her hands on an old arch-top guitar, painted blue and white. With only a Chet Atkins song booklet Hansen taught herself to play it. Because she was unable to read the little black dots splotched around the staff lines, she was forced to make up melodies to match the chords shown. That was the beginning. In the decades that fol-lowed, her admiration for music itself has cer-tainly grown. One of the main respects I have about music, said Hansen, is that when given an opening, it can quite effectively bridge human emotion with our physical world, as well (as) to one another.Born in West Van-couver and raised for a time in Montreal, Rose Birney returned, as soon as she was able, to the West Coast to work in radio and explore her passion for music. Birney is an accomplished musician both singing and play-ing mandolin, guitar, bass and harmonica. Birney has been a two-time songwriting dele-gate to the B.C. Festival of the Arts. Her talents include repairing brass instruments and giv-ing mandolin lessons. She has also played in several local groups including Chattering Class and Four On The Floor.There was no ques-tion that little Rosie and Susie definitely had their sights on becom-ing musicians when they matured. Some-where down the time-line they realized that it just wasnt going to be possible for them to do both. Oh well... who really needs to grow up when playing is so much fun! So you see, theyre not in it for security or money... no, no no! If Wire Tap won the lottery they would definitely continue to play long after the money ran out.At least one thing remains clear and in focus however, and that is their respect of the magic and fun that music can be. Those invisible wire-vibra-tions might just ignite your vocal chords or perhaps take you back to another place you experienced some time ago. The lines are open and the welcome mat is at the doorway. Join in, tap along, and con-nect in the spirit of song and fun.Please join us for what will definitely be a wonderful evening of music and entertain-ment. It takes place this Saturday, March 15 at Holy Trinity Angli-can Church on Murray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.Submitted by Dave GallantB2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORSooke Coffee House will be wire tappedSubmitted photoTwo gals to entertain for coffee house gig on Saturday night.B2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORStrengthening Local FarmsThe second in a series of Sooke Region Food CHI WorkshopsLearn ways of improving regional food capacity including niche markets and specialty crops. Cowichan Green Communitys Judy Stafford and Vanessa Goodall will also present their agricultural market research project, Growing Connections.Saturday, March 15, 20141 pm 4 pmSooke Harbour House, Potlatch Room$10 at the door. Refreshments provided. Reserve your seat. firstname.lastname@example.orgVALUEVALUEOUR FOODOUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOOD OUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOOD OUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOOD OUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYVALUEOUR FOOD OUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOOD OUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOODOUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYVALUEVALUEVALUEOUR FOODOUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYOUR FOODOUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYVALUEOUR FOODOUR FARMERSOUR COMMUNITYVALUEVALUEHappy 50thCouncillor2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: email@example.com: www.sooke.caThis schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to con rm meetings.Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.caWHATS NEW AT THE DISTRICT-CHECK IT OUT! At www.sooke.ca Upcoming Public Meetings Mayors Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayors Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beauti cation - 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm 1-855-678-7833RECRUITMENT Professionals Connecting ProfessionalsLooking for Crews?Problem Solved!SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B3NOW OPEN UNTIL 10 PM EVERY DAY!Village Food MarketsWe e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014 O p e n 7 : 3 0 a m - 1 0 : 0 0 p m , d a i l y i n c l u d i n g h o l i d a y s # 1 0 3 - 6 6 6 1 S o o k e R o a d L o c a l l y O w n e d & O p e r a t e d We r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t t o l i m i t q u a n t i t i e sSEE COMPLETE L IST OF SPECIALS ONL INE AT WWW.VILLAGEFOODMARKETS .COMB . C . 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Offer expires March 18, 2014DairylandMultiPackYogurt12 PackDairylandSourCream500 mlVillage Food MarketsVillage Food MarketsWith the overwhelming Support fromour Customers, these amounts have been raised for the following localschools in the last 6 month period:We are proud to announce our February Milk Money payout to our Community Schools.John Muir $469 Saseenos $297Poirier $480 Journey $319EMCS $599Sooke Elementary $580Port Renfrew $195Milk Jugs$200WITHCOUPONOFF$200WITHCOUPONOFF$100WITHCOUPONOFFBetter because we care... about our Kids!OVER $26,130 BACK into our schools since January 2010. Thank you!COUPONCOUPONCongratulations to everyone whohas helped support the Milk Money Program that has putTOTAL FOR THIS PERIOD $2,939 SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B5B4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORVillage Food MarketsWe e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014We e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014 Dairyland and Village Food Markets are both teaming up to donate money to local schools. Were proud to offer a full range of high quality Dairyland products and help our schools overcome funding shortages for activities and programs. Milk Money is a great fundraiser every-one can participate in! 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Grown Long EnglishCucumbers/lb$100ea Washington JumboRed Onions $1.94/kg 88Organic Bunch Carrots ...............$148OrganicGreen Kale .........2/300Organic Red or YellowPeppers $6.57/kg ...$298Organic Red DeliciousApples $3.26/kg .....$148Earthbound Farms OrganicFresh Herb Salad ...348BulkSalted or UnsaltedRoyal Nut Mix ...199SaladCrunchy Mix .......7518 BeanSoup Mix ...........29Dried UnsulpheredBlueberries .......479Chocolate Covered Almonds ..............129Munchy Mix ..................55Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds 170g bag .289WasabiCashews 100g bag ......189ChocolateLayer Mints ...............109/100gChina LilySoya Sauce239Chocolate CoveredAlmondsMunchy MixDark Chocolate CoveredAlmonds BulkBulkSalted or UnsaltedRoyal Nut MixSaladSan RemoGnocchi2/300Johnsons AssortedBabyProducts299 349Crunchy Mix18 BeanSoup MixDried UnsulpheredBlueberriesChocolate CoveredWasabiCashews ChocolateLayer Mints$199ea 1L BounceFabric SoftenerSheetsClorox ConcentratedLiquidBleach 249Kraft Dream WhipDessertTopping299Kelloggs Special KPopcorn or CrackerChipsea 170g2/400Uncle BensBistro ExpressRice2/500Aunt JemimaSyrup750 ml2/600269FRESH, WEST COASTClams or Mussels Seafood$100San RemoCapersAdmiral FlakedLight Tunain water 170g39988/100g/100gMexican HadenMangoes225 mlea 740 ml113-127g250gea/100gea/lbeaDessertDessertToppingTopping22ea 740 mlea 740 mlEchoclean LiquidDishSoapALL SIZES398 ml2L +dep510gea 200g499eaea5/400ea 1.62L$199/lb $4.39/kgFresh, Pork ShoulderButt SteakSunrise, FreshChicken Thighs/100g/lb99Grocery500gea 414-444 mleaDoritos FlavouredTortillaChipsValuPakMeat$299/lb$6.59/kgea .......................... 3Famous B.C.Salmon Rub ..$399ea100g142gea/100g/100g300g245-260g 2/500$399/lb$8.80/kg/lbSan RemoSan Remoeaea 80s680 mlBicksDill PicklesRegular, Garlic or Polskie OgorkiParadise IslandFetaCheese210g299Red RoseOrange Pekoe Tea36s ...............................239Aqua naWater12x500 ml......................399QuakerYogurt Chewy Bars175g ....................... 2/500Northern GoldMuesli or Granola700g .......................... 2/500Silver Hills Little Big Bread430g ................................ 299CadburyHot Chocolate10 Pack..........................269Beaver Salted & RoastedMixed Nuts275g ................................ 199Carriage TradeFig Bars700g ....................... 2/500Lipton Chicken Noodle or OnionSoup Mix4s .......................... 2/500Gallo Regular or Extra VirginOlive Oil500 ml .......................... 499Kraft Thick & CreanyCheese Dinner400g ............................299eaeaeaeaea ea/lbea/100geaB.C. GrownGreen Peppers$148/lb $3.26 kgSpring Savings!Together we have raised OVER $26,130 for our local schools.Hunts Thick & RichPasta Sauce HOT BUY!GroceryNEW483 mleaea+depValuPakValuPak375-450geaProduceeaValuPak/100gSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B5B4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORVillage Food MarketsWe e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014We e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014 Dairyland and Village Food Markets are both teaming up to donate money to local schools. Were proud to offer a full range of high quality Dairyland products and help our schools overcome funding shortages for activities and programs. Milk Money is a great fundraiser every-one can participate in! Sign up Now!Fresh LeanGround Beef$249B E T T E R B E C A U S E W E C A R E . . . . A B O U T O U R K I D S !All VarietiesPepsiColaRoyal CityBeansin Tomato Sauce4/300399San Pellegrino SparklingMineral Water3/400San Pellegrino SparklingSan Pellegrino SparklingChipitsChocolateChipsSan Pellegrino SparklingSan Pellegrino Sparkling2/500General Mills Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast CrunchCereal399Charmin Ultra SoftBathroomTissue899169 5/500999Villaggio ItalianBread2/500PurinaDog Chow2 kgIams Proactive HealthCatFoodHawkinsCheeziesHuggiesPull-Ups19-26sAlberta Beef AA or Better, BonelessEye of Round Oven Roast/lb $5.49/kgea 18 Dbl RollsGrocery156g3/500750 ml + depea 330-360gSunrise FreshChicken Drumsticks $4.39/kg ..........................$199Maple Leaf Regular or MapleBacon500g ................................$499Maple Leaf Prime Stuffed Frozen Chicken Breasts284-340g ..........................$499Fresh, LeanStewing Beef$7.69/kg ..........................$349Maple Leaf Originals Singles BeefHot Dogs375-450g ..........................$399Wild Previously FrozenSockeye Fillets $220B.C. Grown Long EnglishCucumbers/lb$100ea Washington JumboRed Onions $1.94/kg 88Organic Bunch Carrots ...............$148OrganicGreen Kale .........2/300Organic Red or YellowPeppers $6.57/kg ...$298Organic Red DeliciousApples $3.26/kg .....$148Earthbound Farms OrganicFresh Herb Salad ...348BulkSalted or UnsaltedRoyal Nut Mix ...199SaladCrunchy Mix .......7518 BeanSoup Mix ...........29Dried UnsulpheredBlueberries .......479Chocolate Covered Almonds ..............129Munchy Mix ..................55Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds 170g bag .289WasabiCashews 100g bag ......189ChocolateLayer Mints ...............109/100gChina LilySoya Sauce239Chocolate CoveredAlmondsMunchy MixDark Chocolate CoveredAlmonds BulkBulkSalted or UnsaltedRoyal Nut MixSaladSan RemoGnocchi2/300Johnsons AssortedBabyProducts299 349Crunchy Mix18 BeanSoup MixDried UnsulpheredBlueberriesChocolate CoveredWasabiCashews ChocolateLayer Mints$199ea 1L BounceFabric SoftenerSheetsClorox ConcentratedLiquidBleach 249Kraft Dream WhipDessertTopping299Kelloggs Special KPopcorn or CrackerChipsea 170g2/400Uncle BensBistro ExpressRice2/500Aunt JemimaSyrup750 ml2/600269FRESH, WEST COASTClams or Mussels Seafood$100San RemoCapersAdmiral FlakedLight Tunain water 170g39988/100g/100gMexican HadenMangoes225 mlea 740 ml113-127g250gea/100gea/lbeaDessertDessertToppingTopping22ea 740 mlea 740 mlEchoclean LiquidDishSoapALL SIZES398 ml2L +dep510gea 200g499eaea5/400ea 1.62L$199/lb $4.39/kgFresh, Pork ShoulderButt SteakSunrise, FreshChicken Thighs/100g/lb99Grocery500gea 414-444 mleaDoritos FlavouredTortillaChipsValuPakMeat$299/lb$6.59/kgea .......................... 3Famous B.C.Salmon Rub ..$399ea100g142gea/100g/100g300g245-260g 2/500$399/lb$8.80/kg/lbSan RemoSan Remoeaea 80s680 mlBicksDill PicklesRegular, Garlic or Polskie OgorkiParadise IslandFetaCheese210g299Red RoseOrange Pekoe Tea36s ...............................239Aqua naWater12x500 ml......................399QuakerYogurt Chewy Bars175g ....................... 2/500Northern GoldMuesli or Granola700g .......................... 2/500Silver Hills Little Big Bread430g ................................ 299CadburyHot Chocolate10 Pack..........................269Beaver Salted & RoastedMixed Nuts275g ................................ 199Carriage TradeFig Bars700g ....................... 2/500Lipton Chicken Noodle or OnionSoup Mix4s .......................... 2/500Gallo Regular or Extra VirginOlive Oil500 ml .......................... 499Kraft Thick & CreanyCheese Dinner400g ............................299eaeaeaeaea ea/lbea/100geaB.C. GrownGreen Peppers$148/lb $3.26 kgSpring Savings!Together we have raised OVER $26,130 for our local schools.Hunts Thick & RichPasta Sauce HOT BUY!GroceryNEW483 mleaea+depValuPakValuPak375-450geaProduceeaValuPak/100gB6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORVillage Food MarketsWe e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Mar ch 18, 2014 FrozenNatural FoodsNOW OPEN UNTIL 10 PM Every Day!Orange CranberryMuf ns$429Cream Cheese IcedCarrot Cake$499ea 6 pack$369Made from scratchFruit Mac Cookies$399CaliforniaTurkey Breast/100g /100gOld FashionedHam $149$209 Udis Gluten FreeBagels or Muf ns499McCainCool Quenchers225 ml.............................4/300PillsburyPizza Pops800g ....................................499Swanson Hungry ManDinners455-595g ........................2/700LucerneIce Cream Novelties12x100 ml .......................2/700KalamataOlivesGypsySalamiOrange CranberryOrange CranberryEarth BalanceOrganicSpreads454g eaKraft Cracker BarrelCheddar CheeseOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange Cranberry454g454gOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange CranberryOrange Cranberry454g454gBakeryMade in-store from scratch Multigrain Bread$249Deli$799eaMcCain Country StyleHash Browns/100gea 6 packea 8x8 sq.Holy CrapCerealMade from scratchCranberry SconesKraft Cracker BarrelKraft Cracker BarrelCheddar CheeseCheddar CheeseDairyNuts to You SmoothAlmond Butter499ea399799ea 225gCerealCereal7777Udis Gluten FreeCinnamonRollsea 400gDairylandCottage Cheese 500g ..............................................299Dairyland Light or TableCream 500 ml .................................................................179ParkaySoft Margarine 427g ..............................................199eaeaea 12 pack$899eaea 369-425Meat or VegetarianLasagnaMedium Size/100g5991 kg250gea 227-400gMedium or Old 700gea2/300eaCowFeta Cheese /100g$199 $249 $239 SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B7SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, march 12, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com B7Britt Santowski photoDefending positionsIn response to a recent home invasion in Sooke, some Sooke teachers took advantage of the professional development day on Friday, March 7, to hone up on their self-defence skills. The class was offered by Senseis Norman and Alida Ensil who run Sooke Shukokai Karate.Capital Regional DistrictA water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Sooke, and East Sooke between October 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.Notice ofAnnual Water Main Cleaning Western CommunitiesPLEASE ENSURE BLACK OVERPRINTS49 Spadina AvenueSuite 403, TorontoON M5V 2J1T: 416 598 4750F: 416 598 9754CLIENT KoodoTVB141009T2_3_Victoria_6Pubs.inddAPPROVALSCREATED Feb 20, 2014CREATIVE TEAMCREATIVE Jon B. MAC ARTIST Pam C. 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Monthly Tab charge may apply.Aberdeen MallBay Centre Brentwood Town CentreCentral City Shopping CentreCoquitlam CentreCottonwood MallGuildford Town CentreHillside CentreKitsilano Lougheed Town CentreMayfair Shopping CentreMetropolis at MetrotownOakridge CentreOrchard Park Shopping CentrePacifc Centre Park Royal Shopping CentreRichmond CentreRoyal City CentreScottsdale CentreSevenoaks Shopping CentreWillowbrook Shopping CentreWoodgrove CentrePlus, get more deals on other great phones!Hurry in for a $100 bonus gift1 on select smartphones.Samsung Galaxy Ace II xTMWith Tab Small2$0 Samsung Galaxy S IIITMWith Tab Medium2$0Offer ends March 31, 2014.TVB141009T2_3_Victoria_6Pubs.indd 1 14-03-03 5:34 PMGutter CleaninG repair Gutter GuardCarpet CleaninG roof de-mossinGwindows pressure washpaintinG renovatinGGutter Cleaning,Repair Gutter Guard Since 1969Sooke to Sidney380-2662THANKS to your support, United Way raised $5.8 Million to bring possibility, inspiration and hope to individuals, families and communities near you. VOLUNTEERSTOGETHERVOLUNTEERSSUPPORTDONORSHOPENEIGHBOURHOODSINSPIRATIONLABOURCOMMUNITY PARTNERSINVESTuwgv.caCHANGEPOSSIBILITYGOVERNMENTFAMILIESUNITEBUSINESSB8 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORB8 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, march 12, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORReal estate values for February 2014The first two months of 2014 saw the real estate market slightly ahead of the same period in 2013.Its encouraging that sales activity con-tinues to increase as we move towards a healthy spring market, noted VREB President, Tim Ayres in a press release. 2013 spring sales were quite strong and were hoping for a similar level of activity this year.Single family residen-tial sales in Sooke in February 2014 totalled 16 units; and manufac-tured homes seven. No townhouses, con-dominiums or lots and acreages sold. At the heart of the MLS HPI is the con-cept of the bench-mark home, a notional home that has the most common features of a typical home in a given area. The benchmark home does not repre-sent any actual house, condo or townhouse, but merely provides an identical example to track changes in market value. The benchmark of a single family home in Sooke retained close to the same bench-mark over the last five years. Five years ago the price was $355,700, three years ago the price was $350,500 and $346,700 in February 2014.Townhouse bench-marks in Sooke were $365,100 five years ago, to a high of $390,900 three years ago and 348,100 in February 2014. Interestingly, the townhouse sales in neighboring Langford for the same periods were: $326,800; 362,900 and 320,900 and in Colwood $365,200; $417,600 and 367,200. Buy Monthly - Save Daily!Ride the bus and get a tax credit with your monthly pass. 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