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C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I ABlack PressWednesday, March 25, 2015Agreement#40110541Editorial Page 8 Arts Pages 22, 27Sports/stats Page 29CALLING ALL ARTISTSSalt Spring Island Art Show To Fea-ture Sooke ArtistsPage 22Octavian LacatusuSooke News MirrorFor many, a food bank can be the only gateway between starving in the street and feeling human again. But what happens when youve reached the peak of that joie de vivre and the cheques simply dont come in anymore? Engines shudder and jolt to a clunking stop. The lights go dark and the heater goes dead cold. Suddenly, the fridge looks uncomfortably spacious. The fight for sur-vival really begins.Life would certainly be bliss if such sce-narios were mere fantasy, but for the volun-teer folks at the Sooke Food Bank, these are real stories that walk in through their door every single day; from a homeless teenager who hasnt had anything reasonable or warm to eat in months, or a working father of two who just cannot make the usual ends meet anymore. All the working people who were just making it with their finances used to be a lot of our donators. Now, they are our clients, said Sooke Food Bank secretary Kim Metz-tger, who added that around this time last year, the food bank gave out 69 hampers. Last week, which was the food banks same second Thursday of March, they gave out 111 hampers. Our numbers are jumping every month, notes Metztger, noting that the Sooke Food Banks client numbers have inflated by 22 per cent so far this year; and it can take the slightest thing to turn the tide for anyone. When the hydro bills went up, we saw more people coming in; people with jobs and families who were embarrassed to even be there, she said. Our senior population is up as far as coming to the food bank as well; again, people who used to donate and cant afford to anymore, whether a spouse died, or theyve had to move in to a special care facility. Metztger pointed out that the three-day supply of food hampers per month doesnt change, however if there were more funds, those coming in at the end of the day would receive an equal amount of food as the ones arriving in the morning. But it doesnt always go that way. We want them to come in once a month, but were never going to turn someone away if they come again and theyre hungry. Were going to try and help them however we can, she said. We want to be consis-tent and know that were not going to run out of food. Because thats scary. In 2014, there were 5140 adults, 2661 chil-dren, and a total of 3251 hampers handed out at the Sooke Food Bank, with support and effort being split between 6 - 20 volun-teers. Local businesses support by the bulk as well, which is also a big help.We buy stuff from the local food marts all the time; they give us really good discounts. Shoppers Drug Mart will donate lots soap and shampoo every once in a while too. We try to have dish soap, because you can use it to clean a lot of things with it, she said. The whole operation runs year-round at the Sooke Community Hall under manage-ment of the Sooke Community Association, but like everything in this world, nothing is free. Between food, transportation, insur-ance, administration, phone/web access and maintenance, the total for the Sooke Food Banks service costs in 2014 was $114,733.55 - all of which was donated from the community. But between all the kindness of count-less (and some nameless) volunteers, it still remains very difficult to keep up with demand, says Metztger. We need money, we need cereal, soup, we need lots of stuff. I think most of all we need people to open up their eyes and just look at their neighbours; dont assume that everything is okay in that house, because we have numbers to show you that its not okay, she said. Among the volunteers last Thursday, March 19, were Lindsay Drabitt and Gemini Rogers, both aged 11, who were there from the First Sooke Girl Guides. They were doing this as a Lady Baden-Powell challenge. Its for a good cause people are starv-ing and they need to eat, said Rogers as she was doing the count-up of all the stuff that came in that day. Drabitt was right behind her, just about to put a giant case of soup in one of the shelves. Were doing this because it is a good community project and because a lot of people rely on the food bank, Drabitt said. Sooke Food Bank struggles to keep up with demandOctavian Lacatusu PhotoFirst Sooke Girl Guides Lindsay Drabitt and Gemini Rogers, both aged 11, helping out at the Sooke Food Bank as part of their Lady Baden-Powell community challenge. Classifieds 27 75Octavian Lacatusu PhotoAn Olympic SunsetCatching the sun as it sinks behind the epic Olympic Mountains. OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 Selling this Spring? COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATIONS CAMOSUN WESTSIDE 250.642.6361Sooke is Selling!2015 Sooke Home Sales: 582014 Sooke Home Sales: 300TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORprocessSUPERSPECIALSwww.ragstorichesdogspa.caPHONE: Kelly at 250-472-2547Mobile Dog Groomer Now In Sooke!I now live in Sooke and Im accepting new clients in this area. Prices are $35 - $50. Tax included!See our services & prices at:www.sookesoil.comCome seeus for: Garden wastedrop-off Soil & Mulches Compost & Manure Decorative Rock Sand & AggregatesSpring/Summer HoursStarted March 1Open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pmSunday 10am-2pm2810 Ramsden Road (in the 3300 block of Otter Point Road, a block west of Sooke Business Park)NOW250-642-65096852 West Coast RoadSooke, BC V9Z 0V2www.sookemarinecentre.comSales, Service & Parts for all Outboard and SterndrivesAre you ready to roll?Spring Trailer Service Brakes replaced or upgraded Bearings repacked or replaced Trailer tires & wheels LED light upgradesWestburn Garden Centre2036 Idlemore RoadLocally owned & operated250-642-4689 Fruit Trees Rhodos & MaplesVeggies Alyssum & Ground CoversOpen 7 Days! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 NEW ARRIVALS! Westburn Westburn Garden CentreGarden CentreLots of in store specials!!Westburn Garden CentreNew inventory arriving weeklyLots of Deer Tolerant Plants!Westburn Westburn Open 7 Days! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 Veggies Alyssum & Ground CoversVeggies Alyssum & Ground CoversWestburn Westburn Open 7 Days! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 Standing Cedars AcupunctureCommunity ClinicMarch treatment SALE!3 for $55 or 6 for $100standingcedars.ca 250-893-5621Inside Sooke Yoga at The Hope CentreThis schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to confirm meetings.Council meeting agendas maybe viewed at www.sooke.caUpcoming Public Meetings Special Council MeetingMonday, March 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541email: info@sooke.cawebsite: www.sooke.ca2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORA suspicious email has been circulating lately identifying itself on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency. The subject line states Tax Refund Notification - Refer-ence #791-455601 and appears to be coming from an apps@apple.com address. It is titled is Notice of tax return for last year and the email comes complete processThis and ThaTCanada Revenue Agency scamZero Waste Sookewith reference num-bers (C/42112/14, 1171C/234/231) as well as a link to the real CRA website. Be advised this is a scam, however. It reads, Dear Sir/Madam, After the annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of: CAD 386.00. To receive your return, you must have a Government Gateway account. Click here to Register for refund.Do not click, reply or engage with this email as the link may contain viruses/malware that could allow hackers and other undesirables direct access to your computer and your personal data. Anyone receiving this email is being asked to report it to your email provider and delete it.The new Transition Sooke/Awareness Film Night co-venture met for the first time at the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre on Feb. 25. Inishoge Farms Steve Unger has stepped up to coordinate the citi-zens initiative, which will meet again at the SRVC on March 26 at 7 p.m. A public education campaign promoting the 5Rs of the zero waste movement - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot, in that order - is a priority. A proper com-post facility, yard-waste depot and a free store for unwanted items may well be good fits for Sooke. And theres talk that a community open space meeting dedicated exclusively to waste management issues would be timely later this year. If you want to join this inspiring initiative, please contact them.A website is in the works, but for now please visit the organi-zations Facebook page.Octavian Lacatusu Photo(From left to right) Rob Roe, Tim shilson, heather Cochrane throw in their contributions to last saturdays bottle drive on the corner of Phillips Rd. The drive ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all proceeds went in support of the local Royal Canadian Marine search and Rescue (RCMsaR) sooke station 37.Roof LeaksHappenGet the job done rightthe first time.250 893 2765Roofs PlusRepairs & ReplacementTheres more onlinewww.sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 32 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORA suspicious email has been circulating lately identifying itself on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency. The subject line states Tax Refund Notification - Refer-ence #791-455601 and appears to be coming from an apps@apple.com address. It is titled is Notice of tax return for last year and the email comes complete processThis and ThaTCanada Revenue Agency scamZero Waste Sookewith reference num-bers (C/42112/14, 1171C/234/231) as well as a link to the real CRA website. Be advised this is a scam, however. It reads, Dear Sir/Madam, After the annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of: CAD 386.00. To receive your return, you must have a Government Gateway account. Click here to Register for refund.Do not click, reply or engage with this email as the link may contain viruses/malware that could allow hackers and other undesirables direct access to your computer and your personal data. Anyone receiving this email is being asked to report it to your email provider and delete it.The new Transition Sooke/Awareness Film Night co-venture met for the first time at the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre on Feb. 25. Inishoge Farms Steve Unger has stepped up to coordinate the citi-zens initiative, which will meet again at the SRVC on March 26 at 7 p.m. A public education campaign promoting the 5Rs of the zero waste movement - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot, in that order - is a priority. A proper com-post facility, yard-waste depot and a free store for unwanted items may well be good fits for Sooke. And theres talk that a community open space meeting dedicated exclusively to waste management issues would be timely later this year. If you want to join this inspiring initiative, please contact them.A website is in the works, but for now please visit the organi-zations Facebook page.Octavian Lacatusu Photo(From left to right) Rob Roe, Tim shilson, heather Cochrane throw in their contributions to last saturdays bottle drive on the corner of Phillips Rd. The drive ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all proceeds went in support of the local Royal Canadian Marine search and Rescue (RCMsaR) sooke station 37.WALKING CLUBRE-STARTS NEXT WEEKDebbie SullivanPEOPLES DRUG MART... Where People Come FirstPEOPLEFIRSTCedar Grove Centre I 250.642.2226PEOPLES DRUG MART ...Where people come first.Join us every Wednesday morning and take a casual walk around Sooke. We will walk at a comfortable pace and walk for about an hour. All participants will receive a bottle of water before we leave and get a nice healthy snack when we get back. Register with me at the Pharmacy and I will explain the details. If you would like more details, come see me at the pharmacy or call 250-642-2226.Fun, healthy, new friends... Join us today.RE/MAX CAMOSUN WESTSIDE My advertising will be changing. I am not sure how this will look stay tuned! Did you know I have been very busy the last few months, there are a lot of Buyers who recognize that it is a perfect time to buy a home. All we need is new lists. Thinking of sell-ing please call me!ARDEN Living Sooke... Loving Sooke Selling Sooke! 250.642.5050 Happy EasterSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3 UpSookeThumbs UpTO ALL six sooke soccer teams in total, both girls and boys, who qualified for the District Cup Finals taking place this upcoming weekend March 28 - 29 at Fred Milne Park. Cmon DownMARCH 28, BiKE PARK grand opening event at the sEAPARC from 12 p.m. to 2. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, along a DJ, activities and games for kids, and cake. ArtifACts openingMARCH 28, sOOKE Regional museum will kick off with its Artifacts show at 12 noon. gooD CAllA PHONE suRvEy regarding circulation of the sooke News Mirror has been conducted in sooke. Thanks to all who have participated.tAKe A HiKe MARCH 26, ADuLT Cougar Ridge hike from Roche Cove Regional Park along the Cedar Grove Trail to one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the region. Return via the Galloping Goose Trail. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WEAR sTuRDy sHOEs and bring water and a lunch. Free vent but please pre-register by calling 250-478-3344.Discussing domestic violenceThe Victoria Womens Transition House Soci-ety will bring the issue of domestic violence to the forefront dur-ing National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.The society will screen two films on the subject at Cine-centa Theatre at the University of Victoria on April 23. The first Behind Closed Doors is a 25-minute film that explains the effect witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brains of infants and children, the impact on their behaviour and relation-ships and the long term consequences for their future. The screening will be followed by a recep-tion and panel discus-sion featuring clinical psychologist Dr. Sandra Weiland, shelters pro-grams manager Shem-ine Gulamhusein and children who witness abuse counsellor Ker-ilee McLeod.Behind Closed Doors begins at 2 p.m. In the evening, begin-ning at 7 p.m., the movie Heaven on Earth tells the story of a young woman who travels from India to Canada to marry and becomes trapped with an abusive husband.Admission to both films is by donation.Marianne Sorensen, development manager for the transition house society, said the films are aimed at bringing awareness of domestic violence.There are four wom-ens transition houses in Greater Victoria.For further informa-tion, please go online to transitionhouse.net.motion rescindedThe motion to locate the new library in John Phillips Memorial Park has been rescinded, pend-ing a review from the Vancouver Island Regional Library for a new location. Suggestion of com-bining another building together with the new library has been brought back into light. Zoning amendment passedThe zoning amendment for a car repair shop at 6509 Sooke Road has been carried forward by council. The proposed shop will be built in accor-dance to bylaw 611 and will retain an iconic West Coast appearance. 2015 sponsorships approvedCouncil has carried a motion to continue annual financial support to local non-profit orga-nizations and events, including Edward Milne Community School Grants, Fire Safety Campaign, Sooke Community Choir and the Sooke Lions Club. The Sooke Food Bank budget has also been increased to $4,000.seniors program gets boostCouncil has voted in favour of the motion to approve an additional $12,500 to the Sooke Region Community Health Initiative. The funds will help support Sookes growing population of seniors with improvements in infrastructure, activities and healthcare.A musical weekend in sookeAbove, Nancy Washeim performing Shuberts wonderful Die Forelle at the Community Hall last weekend. Below, David Nigel Lloyd singing an old and soul-soothing Scottish folk song. Council briefsOctavian Lacatusu Photos4 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORWong WingOriental Entrees 400g ..................399Minute Maid AssortedPunch 295 mL ...............................99DairylandChocolate Milk Jug 1L .......199Bailey'sCoffee Cream 400 mL ..........2/500We e k l y S p e c i a l s i n E f f e c t , P r i c e s A d v e r t i s e d a r e C a r d h o l d e r P r i c e s We d n e s d a y, M a r c h 2 5 - Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 3 1 , 2 0 1 5 O p e n 7 : 3 0 a m - 1 0 : 0 0 p m , 7 d a y s a w e e k i n c l u d i n g h o l i d a y s # 1 0 3 - 6 6 6 1 S o o k e R o a d L o c a l l y O w n e d L o c a l l y O p e r a t e dFamily SizeCaesar Salad .......................................................................899B.C. Transit Bus Passes, Lottery Centre, Gift Certificates and Canada Postage Stamps We reserve the right to limit quantities Proud member of Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Village Food MarketsFresh MeatSeaFoodBulk FoodsProduceFrozen Dairy NaturalFoodsBakeryCheck out all our Grocery Specials in our Instore Flyer! Old FashionedHam .............................................................149 Made from Scratch3 Seed Bread454g ...............................................229 McCain French Fries900g ........................ 279 SaputoFeta Cheese200g ........................ 299Everland OrganicPeanut Butter500g ..................................399Vancouver Island Grown Long EnglishCucumbers .......................................................100Campbell'sChunkySoup540 mL .................3/500All VarietiesCoca Cola2L ..........................3/500HeinzAlpha-GettiPasta in Sauce398 mL ...................99Kraft Cracker BarrelCheese600-700g All Varieties ...899Mott'sFruitsations6 pack ......................199ButtercupWhite or 100% Whole WheatBread567g ...........................4/500Quaker ChewyChocolate ChipBars48 pack .......................1099Kellogg's JumboFroot Loops Cereal825g ..............................699Cascades Enviro JumboPaper Towels2 roll ......................2/400Lyoner ...............................................................................................................................119Potato Salad ..............................................................................................99Fat FreeTurkey Breast ............................................................................................249Fresh Deli MadePizzas .................................................................................................................................899Everland Organic Curry or BBQ Sauce 355mL ......2/600Wholesome OrganicSugar 454g .........................................389Chapman'sSlice Ice Cream 1.5L 3 Varieties 479PillsburyPizza Pops 400g ...................... 2/600ArmstrongCheese 200g .................................399Heluva GoodDip 250g ........................................... 2/400Let's Do Organic Shredded or FlakedCoconut 200-250g .........................299San Remo OrganicDiced Tomatoes 796 mL ......2/400Made In Store AssortedBundt Cakes .......................................................449Chocolate Chip Cookies 12 pk........399Everything Bagels 6 pk .........................379Pizza Pretzels 2 pk ......................................269OrganicTomatoesOn the Vine6.57/kg ......................298B.C. Grown Organic! 3.31/kgAmbrosia Apples ...2lbs/300Mexican Personal SizeWatermelons ...........................300B.C. Grown Organic!Grape Tomatoes 1 pint ......300Earthbound Farm Organic Fresh HerbSalad142g ..........................298CaliforniaBunch Carrots ......................2/300CaliforniaSnap Peas 8 oz .................................300Organic!Celery Hearts 1lb bag .......................300Wild Frozen Pink Salmon FilletsReady To Serve Imitation Crab Meat .88FreshGrey Cod Fillets ...................176FreshChicken Breasts13.20/kg Boneless and Skinless .................................599/lb/lb /lb/100gDeli110SunRype Blue LabelAppleJuice1L .............................99Celestial SeasoningsHerbalTea20's All Varieties .......2/500KraftCheezWhiz900g .................................699Clover Leaf Flaked or ChunkLight TunaIn Water 170g .........5/500Ragu All VarietiesPastaSauce630-675 mL ................2/300HeinzSqueezeKetchup1L ...................................399/100g/100g/100geaSalted or UnsaltedEcono Mixed Nuts .............................115Chocolate CoveredRaisins or Peanuts .............................129BBQPeanuts ............................................59/100g/100g/100g/100gMunchy Mix .....................................69RawSun ower Seeds .............................55White ChocolateDipping Wafers ................................79/100gAlberta Beef AASirloin TipOven Roast11.00/kg ...........................499Fresh, Thick Cut Pork ShoulderButt Steaks 5.48/kg ..........................249Freybe Rhineland Double SmokedBacon 375g ...............................................499Freybe Honey Garlic, Double Smoked or OriginalFresh Pepperoni 500g ....................799/100g+dep/100geaFresh, LeanStewingBeef8.80/kg .............................399FreshGround Chicken 2.84/kg .............129FreybeEuropean Wieners 375g ..........499 Freybe All VarietiesSmoked Sausage 375g .........20% /lb/lb /lbENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A LOUNGE OR BARBECUE SET. +depValu PakValu PakB.C. GrownKlondikePotatoes5 lb bageaBonelessValu PakOFFat Till/100g200/100gAs most provinces in Western Canada began daylight saving time last week, the Insur-ance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reminding people about mainte-nance to do around the house as we turn the clocks forward.IBCs top 10 list reminds you of the most important main-tenance tasks to tackle around the home as the spring months approach, said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western and Pacific Region, IBC. Taking a few extra minutes to check these items off of your to-do list could help ensure the safety of you and your fam-ily over the coming months.IBCs top 10 things to do as daylight saving time begins are:1Test and maintain your smoke detectors. Change batteries at least twice a year.2. Check your CO detectors.3.Review your fam-ilys emergency plan. Ensure that you have a plan that works, and review it with fam-ily members to remind them what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.4.Update your emergency kit.5.Check your first-aid kit and replace any missing supplies.6.Have your fuel-burning appliances inspected by a trained professional.7.Check your chim-ney and vents. Have a professional inspect these to ensure that everything is con-nected and in good condition and that nothing is blocked.8. Check your cars tire pressure and fluid levels, and make sure all lights and signals are working.9. Update your home inventory.10. Review your home insurance policy. If you have ques-tions, contact your insurance represen-tative. For further information, consum-ers can contact IBCs Consumer Information Centre. (1-844-2ASK-IBC)SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5Workshops in April for Sooke and area non-profitsLocal volunteer organiza-tions find they have two big challenges: getting grant fund-ing and promoting their cause or event.We have a great volunteer base in Sooke yet we hear even the most enthusiastic volun-teers could use some help with grant writing and pro-motion, says Marlene Barry, Chair of the Sooke Region Vol-unteer Centre (SRVC). We are very excited to present two learning opportu-nities for Sooke area organiza-tions to address both of these needs, Barry says. Its a way we can recognize and support our many volunteer groups in the region with workshops beginning during National Vol-unteer Week (April 12-18).A Grantsmithing Tips Eve-ning will take place on April 23, presented in partnership between SRVC and Sooke Region Food CHI. It will be an informative evening for local groups to learn ways to source out successful part-nerships and funding grants. Representatives from the Vic-toria Foundation and Vancity Foundation will be on hand to provide tips on how to get grant funding. It is being held April 23 at 6 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for FoodCHI and SRVC members and $20.00 for non-members, which includes sup-per. RSVP to info@sookefood-chi.ca and complete a short survey on the sookefoodchi.ca website.The Marketing, Promotion and Communications work-shop begins on April 18 and continues on April 25 (9:30-noon each day). Effective pro-motion and communications help local groups build aware-ness of events, attract new members and raise revenue through donations or grants. On the first day, participants can discuss their communica-tions challenges, learn how marketing, promotion and communications can benefit their organization in todays rapidly changing communica-tions environment and receive hands-on help in developing a strategy. The next weekend they will receive feedback and discuss getting the mes-sage out, social media and no-cost and low-cost techniques. Participants will take away additional resources includ-ing handouts, templates and further reading list and be able to sign up for one-on-one structured feedback at a later dateto polish their final product. The workshop is sponsored by SRVC and Saseenos Com-munications (www.Sasee-nos.com), a local non-profit resource dedicated to help-ing Sooke region volunteer groups, small and home-based business and artists share their stories for no cost. This workshop is free for SRVC members and $10.00 for non-members.To register for either or both of these learning oppor-tunities or to receive more information, contact sookere-gionvolunteers@gmail.com or leave a message at 250-642-6364 Ext. 235.10 things to do when the clocks changeUsed under common licenseSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 5AccuTax Professional Accountants since 1972 Business & Personal Income Tax & Tax Planning Payroll & Bookkeepping Services FREE QUOTATION without obligation250-642-3323 Seaview Business Centre 1-6631 Sooke Rd (opposite Home Hardware)Why pay more tax than you have to?Capital Regional DistrictA water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Metchosin, Sooke, and East Sooke between October 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.Notice ofAnnual Water Main Cleaning Western CommunitiesAll proceeds to EMCS Society Play andLearn Camp and the EMCS Student Acti viti esSookes First Community Scrabble TournamentSaturday, March 28th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.@ Edward Milne Community SchoolFor more informati on and to pre-register phone theEMCS Society Program o ce @ (250) 642-6371Randall Garrison, MP ESQUIMALTJUAN DE FUCA Vimy Ridge to Afghanistan Thank you, Canadian Veterans and your FamiliesA2100 Aldersmith Place Victoria V9A 7M810am4pm, MondayThursday, or by appointment250-405-6550 Randall.Garrison@parl.gc.ca www.RandallGarrison.ndp.ca RG-BPbanner1404.indd 1 2014-04-25 2:12 PMVimy Ridge to Afghanistan Thank you, Canadian Veterans and your FamiliesTHANK YOU ~ To Veterans and Your Families. To Military Personnel and Your Families. ~ THANK YOURandall Garrison, MP ESQUIMALTJUAN DE FUCA Vimy Ridge to Afghanistan Thank you, Canadian Veterans and your FamiliesA2100 Aldersmith Place Victoria V9A 7M810am4pm, MondayThursday, or by appointment250-405-6550 Randall.Garrison@parl.gc.ca www.RandallGarrison.ndp.ca RG-BPbanner1404.indd 1 2014-04-25 2:12 PMJOHN VERNONSookes Real Estate ProfessionalSookes #1 Re/Max Real Estate Agent Since 1991*John Vernon is a consummate professional with an exemplary work ethic. His solidmarketing approach resulted in the sale of our home in just 10 days, and we were very pleased with his commitment to represent us and with the expertise he offered throughout the process. Working with John was a truly positive experience and we have full confidence in him and his staff. We recommend John without reservation to anyone looking for an outstanding, knowledgeable and skilled realtor.Anita Sinner & Mike Yeagerwww.johnvernon.com*Victoria Real Estate Board MLSe m a i l : J o h n @ J o h n V e r n o n . c o mJOHN VERNONB.A., C.H.A.250-642-5050camosun westsideTESTIMONIAL #221PRECCall John today for THOROUGH, COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE and PROVEN RESULTS - ALWAYS.The Bra LadyIs Coming to TownAre you tired of feeling saggy, lumpy, pinched or strained? Well youre not alone. As youve probably seen on Oprah or read in womens magazines, over 80 per cent of all women wear the wrong size bra. Heres where Barb Chapman, the Bra Lady, comes in. Due to overwhelming response to the previous clinic, Barbara Chapman is coming to SOOKE, WED. APRIL 1ST to outfit you with the best possible bra for your body. Chapman said she will be seeing clients on a one-on-one basis, explaining the benefits of good bras and measuring their bodies properly. Most women just want to find a good-fitting bra thats not uncomfortable, Chapman said. What they dont realize is that a good support bra is also important for blood circulation and enhanced lymph drainage.Chapman has over 200 bra sizes available for ordering, ranging from 30AA to 52KK. Its likely that youll fit somewhere between those sizes. She offers these questions for women to ask themselves: Do you have a drawer full of bras but none that fit comfortably? Does your bust line bounce when you walk while wearing your everyday bra? Do you overflow the cup of your bra? Do your bra straps slip off your shoulders or dig into your shoulders leaving red and painful marks? Does your bra ride up in the back because you tighten the straps to give you added support? Have you ever begun an exercise class only to drop out because your breasts ached from lack of support while jumping or running?If you answer yes to any of these you are in need of a new bra, and a custom one could be the way to go.You can sign up for Chapmans bra clinic by calling1-800-254-3938 by MARCH 31STShe doesnt come into town very often so she advises booking as soon as possible. Youve tried all the rest- Now trY the best No uNderwires No elastic straps No straps falliNg off shoulders No ridiNg up iN the backEntrepreneur of the Year - Lifetime Achievement6 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORLater Life rambLingsShirley LoweThe Greater Victoria Elder Care Foundation is a registered charity that supports individu-als and elderly people living on the island. They fund needed equipment, commu-nity programs, spon-sor free workshops, activities and events island-wide for all ages. They function with donations from indi-viduals, service clubs, grants and fundraising events. www.gvef.org. or phone: 250.370.5664 for info. The month of March is the 10th anniversary of Embrace Aging Month and the founda-tion motto is: Be well, be secure, be enriched. Wellness for able seniors is to keep mov-ing, eat healthy, a posi-tive attitude and a sense of humor. Sooke and area is a dream come true for all parts of the motto. Walkers have miles of the Galloping Goose Trail, Whiffin Spit, the Boardwalk and many other areas to enjoy. These trails are all mainly flat and acces-sible. The boardwalk is up and down but man-ageable for wheelchairs. There are local walking groups for those who prefer company. The beaches can be challeng-ing but a scenic drive to Port Renfrew to walk the gorgeous sandy beach at low tide - is a gift. The community gar-dens are an opportu-nity for local produce and we have many choices to buy healthy food. Regardless of a shortage of doctors in the community the ones that are here pro-vide us with a clinic after hours and week-ends. Massages and alternative therapies help to keep us well. Security and Safety are even more impor-tant as we age and become more vulner-able. The word is out that we must be vigilant as scams and fraud is becoming common. Be aware when answer-ing the phone! Most of us were raised by the Golden Rule: Do Unto Others as You Would Have Others Do Unto You. When we are trustworthy we expect the same from others. To live in a safe place is a luxury con-sidering the madness of the world and we are very fortunate to live here. Sooke is legendary for being Connected through the accom-plishments of volun-teering, churches, orga-nizations, as well as watching out for each other. The Community Health Initiative and the Volunteer Center are working with the com-munity to become even more Age Friendly. Enrichment happens when we participate by being connected to nature, friends and family. By sharing a lifetime of knowl-edge and wisdom and having the ability to smell the flowers. Our mind is a garden, Our thoughts are the seeds We can grow flowers or we can grow weeds! Embrace aging- Happiness is an inside jobShirley LoweGot News? Photos?Do you have a travel photo taken with the Mirror or a stunning Photo of the Week? Send a good quality JPEG photo to editor@sookenewsmirrorcom. Editor can also be reached via phone at: 250-642-5752 Thurs Mar 26ODTODDLERTIMEAt the Sooke Library 10:30 to 11 a.m.,Hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months. Register at 250-642-3022.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCRIBBAGE 7 P.M.BINGOSrs Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community HallBABYTIMEOn the first Thursday of each month, 2 p.m. Sooke Library.SOOKE COUNTRY MARKET AGM 7 p.m. 2420 Dixon Rd.EAST SOOKE SRS TEA12- 2 p.m. East Sooke Fire Hall.Fri Mar 27italVITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call June 250-642-2032 for information.DROP IN HOCKEYSEAPARC, 7 to 8:15 p.m. all ages.SACRED CHANT CIRCLE7:30 p.m. Sooke Yoga & Wellness, Hope Centre. 6750 West Coast Road.Mon Mar 30PARENT TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30-11. 250 642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.DROP IN HOCKEYAt SEAPARC, all ages from 3 to 3:50 p.m.Sun Mar 29YACANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5, kids welcome.Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. All ages are welcome.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.MONTHLY MARKETSooke Community Hall10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wed Apr 1WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeet and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.Sat Mar 28OYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.SCRABBLE TOURNAMENTEMCS 1-5 p.m. 250-642-6371 for info.OPENING BIKE SKILLS PARK12-2 p.m. SEAPARCARTIFACTS OPENINGSooke Museum Gallery 12 noon.Community CalendarCOMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercialand free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.SHOPPERSDRUG MART250-642-5229Tues Mar 31BABY TALKLanguage and Social Development. At the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 250-642-5464.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.STORYTIMEAges 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Sooke Library. Free but call 250-642-3022 to register CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS7:15 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House Potlatch Rm. 7-9 p.m. Ongoing every 2nd Tuesday of the month.Child, Youth & Family Centre: 6672 Wadams WayFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips RdPeoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSt. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend RdSooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662Municipal Hall: 2205 Otter Point Rd Sooke Community Hall: 2037 Sheilds Rd.Directory: Where to find what6 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORHOME DECOR SAVINGSPrices in Effect Mar 24-31, 2015(exclusions apply to Promotional, Clearance, Special Purchase, Signature Styles & Yarn products)HOME DECOR FABRICS50%-75%OFF REGULAR PRICESELECT MERCHANDISESEE IN STORE FOR MORE DETAILSVINYLS,DRAPERY LINING,HARDWARE, & MORE!!60TICKING,& WINDOW HARDWAREBURLAP, DRAPERY PANELS- discontinued styles selected stock NOW$ $ PERPKGto: 10. 20.%OFFRegPriceBASIC WHITE BEDDING All StockMar 2015 Home Decor Savings- Insert usual basebar at bottom Ad Size 4.33 X 7.142 Group 1SEE INSERTION ORDER FOR PUBLICATION DATEStore Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am - 9:00 pmSat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sun and Holidays 11:00 am - 5 pm3170 TILLICUM ROAD, VICTORIALOWER LEVEL OUTSIDE OF TILLICUM CENTREACROSS FROM PEARKES REC. CENTRE 250-475-7501www.fabriclandwest.com | customer service # 1-855-554-48406 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORLater Life rambLingsShirley LoweThe Greater Victoria Elder Care Foundation is a registered charity that supports individu-als and elderly people living on the island. They fund needed equipment, commu-nity programs, spon-sor free workshops, activities and events island-wide for all ages. They function with donations from indi-viduals, service clubs, grants and fundraising events. www.gvef.org. or phone: 250.370.5664 for info. The month of March is the 10th anniversary of Embrace Aging Month and the founda-tion motto is: Be well, be secure, be enriched. Wellness for able seniors is to keep mov-ing, eat healthy, a posi-tive attitude and a sense of humor. Sooke and area is a dream come true for all parts of the motto. Walkers have miles of the Galloping Goose Trail, Whiffin Spit, the Boardwalk and many other areas to enjoy. These trails are all mainly flat and acces-sible. The boardwalk is up and down but man-ageable for wheelchairs. There are local walking groups for those who prefer company. The beaches can be challeng-ing but a scenic drive to Port Renfrew to walk the gorgeous sandy beach at low tide - is a gift. The community gar-dens are an opportu-nity for local produce and we have many choices to buy healthy food. Regardless of a shortage of doctors in the community the ones that are here pro-vide us with a clinic after hours and week-ends. Massages and alternative therapies help to keep us well. Security and Safety are even more impor-tant as we age and become more vulner-able. The word is out that we must be vigilant as scams and fraud is becoming common. Be aware when answer-ing the phone! Most of us were raised by the Golden Rule: Do Unto Others as You Would Have Others Do Unto You. When we are trustworthy we expect the same from others. To live in a safe place is a luxury con-sidering the madness of the world and we are very fortunate to live here. Sooke is legendary for being Connected through the accom-plishments of volun-teering, churches, orga-nizations, as well as watching out for each other. The Community Health Initiative and the Volunteer Center are working with the com-munity to become even more Age Friendly. Enrichment happens when we participate by being connected to nature, friends and family. By sharing a lifetime of knowl-edge and wisdom and having the ability to smell the flowers. Our mind is a garden, Our thoughts are the seeds We can grow flowers or we can grow weeds! Embrace aging- Happiness is an inside jobShirley LoweGot News? Photos?Do you have a travel photo taken with the Mirror or a stunning Photo of the Week? Send a good quality JPEG photo to editor@sookenewsmirrorcom. Editor can also be reached via phone at: 250-642-5752 Thurs Mar 26ODTODDLERTIMEAt the Sooke Library 10:30 to 11 a.m.,Hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months. Register at 250-642-3022.ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC 10-11 a.m. Registration required. 250-642-8000.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCRIBBAGE 7 P.M.BINGOSrs Drop-In Centre, 12:45-3 p.m. Sooke Community HallBABYTIMEOn the first Thursday of each month, 2 p.m. Sooke Library.SOOKE COUNTRY MARKET AGM 7 p.m. 2420 Dixon Rd.EAST SOOKE SRS TEA12- 2 p.m. East Sooke Fire Hall.Fri Mar 27italVITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call June 250-642-2032 for information.DROP IN HOCKEYSEAPARC, 7 to 8:15 p.m. all ages.SACRED CHANT CIRCLE7:30 p.m. Sooke Yoga & Wellness, Hope Centre. 6750 West Coast Road.Mon Mar 30PARENT TOT DROP-IN Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 9:30-11. 250 642-5152.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.DROP IN HOCKEYAt SEAPARC, all ages from 3 to 3:50 p.m.Sun Mar 29YACANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-12:30 p.m., $5, kids welcome.Blue Grass Music, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. All ages are welcome.Drop in pool tournament every second Sunday.MONTHLY MARKETSooke Community Hall10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wed Apr 1WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m.Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. NASCAR POOLMeet and Pick, Sooke Legion 7 p.m.Sat Mar 28OYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.SCRABBLE TOURNAMENTEMCS 1-5 p.m. 250-642-6371 for info.OPENING BIKE SKILLS PARK12-2 p.m. SEAPARCARTIFACTS OPENINGSooke Museum Gallery 12 noon.Community CalendarCOMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercialand free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.SHOPPERSDRUG MART250-642-5229Tues Mar 31BABY TALKLanguage and Social Development. At the Child, Youth and Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 250-642-5464.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.STORYTIMEAges 3-5, 10:30-11 a.m. Sooke Library. Free but call 250-642-3022 to register CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS7:15 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSooke Harbour House Potlatch Rm. 7-9 p.m. Ongoing every 2nd Tuesday of the month.Child, Youth & Family Centre: 6672 Wadams WayFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips RdPeoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSt. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend RdSooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662Municipal Hall: 2205 Otter Point Rd Sooke Community Hall: 2037 Sheilds Rd.Directory: Where to find whatSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7Poirier playground phase II construction underwayThis year, cole Poirier, along with our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) decided to dedicate our fund-raising efforts to the improvement of our schools playground. Our school popula-tion has grown to over 430 students and our current playground is no longer large enough to accommodate all our students. We also have stu-dents with physi-cal challenges at our school and currently they are unable to access any of our play-ground equipment.We are very fortunate that we have a small forested area where the students love to play. Our goal is to expand this natural play area with the addition of a nature playground. We have a three phase plan drawn up and we recently com-pleted phase one. We are now working towards making phase two a reality.The natural play areas have become more popular in the recent years as we are working towards build-ing a stronger connec-tion between nature and our children. The benefits of con-necting to nature are being studied and well documented; several studies are showing that when children play in nature daily their social, psychological, academic and physi-cal health is positively impacted. This is the kind of positive impact we want for the children at Poirier Elementary.We are looking to create a space that can include sensory paths, balance logs, tunnels, benches, plat-forms, climbing stones, wiggle bridges, a slide, sand boxes and forts. Our goal is to create a natural space that has features that all of our students can enjoy and where nobody feels lim-ited.The Poirier Parent Advisory Council has committed a base of $8,000.00 towards the $18,000.00 project and we are hoping to raise the rest of the funds through grants, com-munity donations and continued fundraising at the school level. We are looking to you for a donation to help make phase two a reality. We hope you will consider giving to this natural and green project of ours that will continue to promote the growth and educa-tional abilities of our students for years to come. If you would like more information and would like to be involved in this proj-ect or make a donation, please contact Stepha-nie Poirier Elemen-tary Principal Hedley-Smith via e-mail at: ssmith@sd62.bc.ca or by directly calling the school. Andrew Heath, Poirier Nature Play-ground CommitteeSubmitted PhotoPoirier playground phase one under construction.Birds eye viewThese geese were just too tired of the water and decided to go for a more... VIP place to relax. Octavian Lacatusu PhotoCall us forTHE LAST ROOF YOUWILL EVER NEED!250.382.5154 irwin@irwinvi.comwww.irwinvi.comCall foryourFREEQUOTEMeet your Realtorhomehhohohomomomwelcome Real Estate& PropertyManagementMike WilliamsNancy VieiraStacey ScharfBrendan Herlihy#26716 WEST COAST ROAD *CEDAR GROVE CENTRE* 250-642-3240www.pembertonholmes.com pembertonholmessooke@shaw.caSue DanielsManaging BrokerMichael DickClayton MorrisAlannah BrenanDREAM GREEN & LIVE OFF THE GRID!$349,000 + GSTFabulous & Unique New Construction! 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Hardwood floors, huge eat-in Kitchen, coved 9ft. ceilings, Study with balcony, curved staircase in large entry, huge Master, ensuite with jetted tub, gas fireplace in Living room, large separate Family room. All bedrooms are large & have walk-in closets. Heat pump. Located on quiet cul-de-sac. $589,900 MLS 346220 Allan Poole 6739 West Coast Rd. | www.rlpvictoria.com 8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR8 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROREDITORIAL Rod Sluggett PublisherPirjo Raits EditorThe Sooke News Mirror is published every Wednesday by Black Press Ltd. | 4-6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3 | Phone: 250-642-5752 WEB: WWW.SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COMHow to reach us:Phone 250-642-5752; fax 250-642-4767 Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve office@sookenewsmirror.comPirjo Raits editor@sookenewsmirror.comOctavian Lacatusu news@sookenewsmirror.comRod SluggettJoan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.com circulation@sookenewsmirror.com production@sookenewsmirror.com creative@sookenewsmirror.comHarla Eve, office@sookenewsmirror.comVicky Sluggett General:Publisher:Office Manager:Reporter:Advertising:Circulation:Production Manager:Creative Services:Classifieds:Editor:Make a decision and stick to itWhy is it that councils have a hard time making a decision and sticking to it?Sooke has been wondering what to do with John Phillips Memorial Park for the past 10 years, at least. What to do with it has always been controver-sial. It was a golf course which was divided and half sold off for development. That development hasnt happened yet and people are still a little sore about it.There have been any number of proposals for the park, including a bike skills park, an off-leash dog park and a horseshoe pitch anything short of a local space port. None of those uses have come to fruition.The latest idea is to put a new 10,000 sq. foot library in the park. One needs to remember that Sooke doesnt own the whole park, at least not the space where the old Mulligans sits. In addition to that, the ownership and man-agement of the new library itself will be under the command of the Vancouver Island Regional Library so its not like the District will be calling the shots with that, either.Council and the community needs to make a firm decision on what goes in the park, if anything, and stick to the plan. Make a plan, create a vision. No more wishy washy swaying back and forth. Council cant and will never please everyone, because no matter what, only one side will be chosen in the end. And that will, invevitably, have its own set of perks and consequences. Cest la vie, nest-ce pas?The point is, council needs to come up with a viable plan for the park, take it to the public for input and get on with it. Either leave it alone as greenspace or develop something on it. But, this needs to be done with the best interest of the public in mind. It is not solely a council deci-sion, its a community decision. ANOTHER VIEWB.C. ViewsThe B.C. government has made its most significant moves in decades to address the needs of some of the provinces poorest people.The largest financial commitment is for a new program to help sin-gle parents escape from the welfare trap. There are 16,000 single parents in B.C. receiving provincial income assistance or disability payments, most of them women.Even if they could find an entry-level job, it wouldnt pay enough to cover the child care they would need to go to work. Worst of all, the current system requires that if they enrol in training, they lose their income assistance, including dental and extended medical care for them-selves and their children.That is the welfare trap, one of the most perverse government policies to have survived into our suppos-edly enlightened modern era.The new program takes effect in September. It will not only continue income assistance payments when single parents enrol in skills train-ing, it promises to cover their child care and transportation costs for an approved training program of up to one year.Medical and child care costs will then be covered for up to a year after training, to allow a transition to employment.Approved training means train-ing for jobs that are identified as in demand, requiring high school and occupation-specific training that can be completed in a year or less. They include retail sales, general office work and assistance jobs in health services.Another overdue policy change is to double the allowable earnings for all income assistance recipients from $200 to $400 a month. This gives people a chance to improve their circumstances by taking what-ever part-time or casual work they can manage, without having that little income cut from their already meagre welfare cheques.And then there was the recent decision to end the claw-back of parental child support payments from income assistance payments.The province has for many years run a costly child maintenance enforcement program to track down (mostly) deadbeat dads and force them to pay at least a token amount to support their children. Now when they pay child support to a single parent on income assistance, they will at least have the satisfaction of knowing the children actually receive the extra benefit.These harsh, historic policies were built around a philosophy that welfare is a temporary last resort, to be withdrawn as soon as some other source of income is identified. That is a valid if unfashionable posi-tion to take on behalf of working taxpayers who pay for all this, but it only makes sense if the income assistance recipient has a realistic option.For those who are already in the entry-level job market, the minimum wage goes up 20 cents an hour in September, from $10.25 to $10.45. This is the beginning of an annual review that will tie the wage to the consumer price index. A paltry sum, to be sure, but anyone who still thinks jacking the minimum wage up to $15 an hour is a magic solution that wont cost some entry-level jobs is clinging to a socialist dream world.I have been contacted by sev-eral low-income seniors who read my recent column on B.C.s Seniors Advocate. They were asking where to find out if they are eligible for sup-port programs such as the SAFER rent subsidy, assistance for Medical Services Plan premiums, property tax deferment and grants to help with home modifications for dis-abilities.I apologize for this oversight. One place to start is the Seniors Advo-cate toll-free information line, 1-877-952-3181, weekdays8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@black-press.ca Making real progress on povertyOUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOONSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 9BAKERYBaked Fresh Daily BAKERYAngel FoodCake....................................499Lemon MeringuePie567g ...........................599GarlicBreadeaeaeaCalabreseBuns6's ...............................229eaBlueberryMuf ns6's ...............................399454gwww.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 25 THRU MARCH 31, 2015Go GreenuseuseuseuseuseWesternFoodsCloth BagsLANGFORD772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10 pmWe reserve the right to limit quantitiesDELIHealthy Choices In OurDELISesmarkCrackers................................. 349Chicken Drumettes12's ............................649/100g eaea/100g Sooke DeliveryYour Community Food StoreSooke DeliverySooke DeliveryNow offering a delivery service in Sooke for shut-ins.Call Carol Thursdays at 250-642-6525Mexican Mixed Coloured Peppers 2 lbs2/600AAA BeefRib EyeSteaks 24.23/kg 1099/lb399General Mills CheeriosCereal260-500geaUnicoChick Peas orBeansAll Varieties540 mL4/500SunriseChickenDrumettes.....................................699CheeseCurds....................................199AssortedSausageRolls ...............119Made Fresh In StoreGreekSalad..................................129/100g/100g179MontrealSmokedBeef/100gea/100g/100gea26912SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 2310 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEAImportedStarfruit219Washington PremiumFujiApples89MexicanGreenOnions59Large EuroGrapefruit2/250B.C. 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Grown OrganiceaSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 11SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 11Seriously misin-informedI hate to break it to the couple on last weeks front page story, but paying for treat-ment is common in almost every country in the world, Canada included. The couple is seri-ously misinformed, as is anyone who believes that here in Canada, they have to treat you no matter what.I am married to a European citizen, and even though she is here legally, as she has permanent residency status, she is denied medical coverage even though she is legally entitled to it. If anything happens to her here in Canada during the two year process we have to pay just for a doctor to see her, and I assure you $2000 is a drop in the bucket. Just to be admitted into a hos-pital and see a doctor costs $800 for her and that is before any treat-ment. There is no way around this. If my wife went into cardiac arrest and had to be taken to hospital in an ambu-lance and treated with two to three days care, our costs would be in the tens of thousands even though she is married to a Canadian resident, is here legally, and is supposed to be entitled to health care. You want another fun fact? If my wife was pregnant and delivered her baby (a Canadian baby) here in B.C it would cost us $10.000 minimum, and that would be if there were no complications. Even though she is mar-ried to a Canadian and is here legally under Canadian immigration laws to have a baby here would cost us $10,000-$20,000.I have traveled the world for over eleven years visiting over 70 countries and I assure you Canada has one of the worst medical care systems in the word in comparison to most. Canada has a double pricing system in place for non-residents which is on par with some of the most corrupt devel-oping countries in the World. Other countries, including Mexico (where my wife and I have both lived), do not even have this.My suggestion is that some people open their eyes and realise that much worse goes on at home. I also suggest a bit of research on what foreigners have to deal with when they them-selves come to Canada and get into health problems. Why should it be any different for us while visiting other coun-tries? Why should we be entitled to some-thing foreigners dont even get here?Justin GilbertsonShirleyThanks to volunteersOn behalf of the Sooke Region Volun-teer Centre (SRVC) and in response to your article Shopping ser-vice caters to home-bound people Feb. 25, 2015, we wish to thank Carol Harding and Judy Planes for seeing the need and taking the ini-tiative to offer this valu-able service. Thank you also to the people at West-ern Foods for listening to these already com-munity active ladies and helping make it a reality.2013 Age Friendly Communities and CHI work recognized this provision as a gap in services. We know that both Western Foods and Village Foods offered home delivery, though no one could offer the actual shopping. None of the existing non-profit groups were in a position to take it on as another project. It is wonderful that Western Foods was able to add facilitation of volunteers to pro-vide these shopping services. With our mandate to support and promote volunteerism in the Sooke Region we can support to this service as well. Once we have the details we can add a Volunteer Opportuni-ties listing to our web-site www.sookeregion-resources.com, post at our office and on our FaceBook page, and tell prospective volunteers about it.We are currently orga-nizing the 4th Annual Volunteer & Non-Profit Fair for Saturday, April 11 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Sooke Fam-ily Centre and this can provide an opportunity to showcase this ser-vice to the public.We look forward to continuing to work with community members to make this area truly a Volunteer Capital in Canada. We are well underway with each and every step you take! Thank you.Marlene Barry, SookeWe asked: What could be done to prevent petty crime in Sooke? I would say a light hand of the law; more security in parking lots; have someone walk around, that sort of thing. Malcolm ValentineSookeWe should encourage neighbour watch. Awareness about it and ask people to report it when they see it. Bruce StauferSookeWe should get the kids a place where they can enjoy themselves; like a discotheque with music and open till 12 or 1 on the weekends. Jennifer Meure SookeIts a growing community here, we just cant treat it as a tiny place anymore. People are go-ing to have to bunk up on their security. Getting more affordable things and housing for youth, that would help too.Jessica AllfordSookelettersDeliver 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 accu-racy. Please include contact informa-tion.LettersLetters Continue on page 12Photo contributedVolunteering brings its own rewards. Find out how you can help in your community at the 4th annual Volunteer & Non-Profit Fair being held April 11 at the sooke Family CentreBarkingDogStudioTurn that love/hatepiece of furnitureinto a piece of artWe can help you do itBring in that favorite pieceWe can re-do, upcylce, orshabby chic it for you soyou can re-love it!Or take one of ourWorkshopsto learn how todo it yourselfWe use & sellFAT Paint - artisan style paint made inNew WestminsterWe Represent60+ Local Artisis250.642.66772054 Otter Point Rd.barkingdogstudio.ca12 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR12 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCould be worseI couldnt help but notice the article on the front page of the March 18, 2015, Mirror.I feel bad for the cou-ple that experienced this horror in Mexico. However, I continu-ously experience this same horror right here in Sooke; right here in Canada. You see, there is a major loophole in the healthcare system for people like me. I grew up in Canada, Edmonton and gradu-ated High School in Nanaimo in 1987. I was born in America and I was a legal Canadian Permanent Resident from the age of 5 to 17.I departed Canada and went back to the United States for a career in the United States Coast Guard. I have retired from that career and decided to come back to Canada. I have lived in Can-ada for about 3.5 years and I am waiting for the Canadian Customs and Immigration to approve my Permanent Resi-dent status. Youd think that since I had this status in the past; Id be able to get it again quickly. This is not true. I am just one in a mil-lion nobodies waiting in line even though I have a Canadian Social Insur-ance Number and even though I have worked in Canada as a high school teenager.Because I am waiting for this status, I cannot get medical coverage in this country. I cannot get MSP or any other type of medical cover-age even if i pay for it. Have I had any type of medical emergencies since I have been here? Yes I have. Each time I take the ambulance it costs me $550. I believe I have over $2000 in just ambulance costs in the last 2.5 years or so. I also have about $8000 in medical costs because of ambulatory emergencies and Doc-tor visits. I just frac-tured my toe and I can barely walk but I dont want to get it looked at because it will cost me another $1000 or so. I also need Physio-therapy for a near fatal wrist wound but, again, the costs are prohibi-tive.I live in Sooke and I have lived in Metcho-sin and Bear Moun-tain since I have been here. I have paid all of the same taxes that you pay when I make purchases. However, I am not allowed to pur-chase health insurance for $68/month. I think this is a huge black eye for Canada and its wonderful healthcare system. I want to live in Canada and I love living in Sooke. I am a volun-teer in the Royal Cana-dian Marine Search and Rescue and I dont want to leave Sooke, but because of the prohibi-tive costs of healthcare, I am ready to leave this country and go back to America where there is no shortage of Doc-tors and I dont have to wait in line for specialty care, X-Rays, or MRIsDana BernardThanks for Chemtrails letterKudos to the Sooke Mirror for publishing Roberta Dayes letter ET cover up and the truth. and that you actually included the word CHEMTRAILS in the print. Most mainstream media wont mention it at all because theyre owned by the perpetrators of this global atrocity. Chemtrails are better known as geoengineer-ing, as in weather modi-fication and Ive been monitoring this insane assault upon us since 2001. How many of us have watched the skies in recent years and wit-nessed the ever increas-ing streaks across the sky left by heavy jets and noticed that those streaks linger in the sky and spread out to form a total haze overhead?This global weather modification has been ramped up big time in the past few years and for folks that are wor-ried about it and want to know the truth of the matter, the best source of info out there is www.geoengineeringwatch.org and be prepared for a real awakening.I feel that its my duty to help folks under-stand whats actually going on, even though its very harsh on the senses.Time to wake up all, as our time is vanish-ing fast.Through observation and real study comes truth.JJ ClarkeLetters continued from page 11Brian RundleOur thanks to Brian Rundle for sending us this great shot of two eagles lifting off at the Sunny Shores area of Sooke recently.VISIT US AT JORDANS.CA882 Langford Parkway250.478.2989 MON-SAT 9AM-5:30PM SUN 12PM-5PMKELLY RDKELLY RDSTATION AVESTATION AVEJACKLIN ROADJACKLIN ROADLANGFORD PARKWAYLANGFORD PARKWAYWestshoreTown CentreWestshoreDental CentreCanadian TireReal CanadianSuperstoreWalmart LangfordATTREE AVEOOAADATATA TSHAG RUGS 5X8 STARTING AT $199SULTANO 5X7 SALE $425 REG $700HEIRLOOM 7X9 SALE $499 REG $875HUGE SELECTIONOF HAND KNOTTED RUGS AT DRASTICDISCOUNTSAREA RUG SALEWIDE ASSORTMENTSAVINGS FROM 40% - 70% OFFSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 13Mexican Premium Fresh Asparagus6.61 per kgFreshSkinless Halibut Fillets8 Lemon Meringue PieKinder SurpriseMilk Chocolate Egg with milk lining & toy, 100gr$4$5$3$3PERlb$3$3per 100grQuality FoodsButter454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr454gr$4$41/4 poundLOOK IN$IDE FOR MORE DOLLAR DAY$ $PECIAL$a $954 VALUE FOR555Plus Applicable Feescoupon will print on till receiptLLDOOLLOOLLGET YOURPEPSI, 7-UP, MUG ROOT BEER, CRUSH, DR. 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Earlier, it was home to the J. Stephenson family, parents of longtime Sooke fireman Bill Stephenson. The next house was home to Milt and Fae Gibson (of Gibsons Shopping Centre).Third house in the row, with the darker hip-roof, was the Curtis Muir home. Much later, this property was purchased by Bill and Sandy Pedneault, where their new home stands today. Following at the cor-ner, Rupert Soules house was next, with the green field, and residents today will rec-ognize this property as the Ed Macgregor Park, though today it hosts a band shell and a funicular to the waterfront boardwalk.Next, with the gable roof, is the home of Frank Gray, longtime fishtraps manager. The field to the right of him, reaching as far as Murray Road, was an area owned by Sooke Harbour Fishing & Packing Co, where the nets were laid out to dry each year. Within the clump of trees behind Frank Grays house are the homes of Tony and Frances Sullivan, Gerry and Roberta Davies and Dave and Tanna Reid. Further to the right stands the newly completed home of Rodney and Myrna Sullivan, which helps date the photo as the couple moved in that year.One can barely see, beyond the Sulli-van trees, the newly built Jehovahs Wit-ness Hall, which is currently home to Royal LePage Realtors and Hallgren & Faulkner Lawyers. The next substantial house, built by the Muirs, is where my Grades 2 and 3 classes were held when Sooke School got too crowded, early in the war. This build-ing became well-known as the Fred Pickerl house, and in turn it was taken down to make room for the building of Bob Sykes Automotive. Today, a car wash is located here, on Atherly Close. The George & Caroline Throup house still stands, at the corner of Sooke Road & Murray Road, and now houses a variety of enterprises including Wiskers & Waggs. On the left side of the road in this photo, there is a big open field ringed by yellow broom bushes, where, were told, the Vantreights of Saanich grew daffodil bulbs to the west of the hayfields. In the upper right corner of that field in the photo, we now have the BC Ambulance sta-tion and the brand-new Hope Centre. Immediately adjacent to the open field, just below our Code letter A, there is a red roofed house facing Sooke Road that has an interesting history. Today that property houses the Sooke Post Office. The house had started its life as home to the Tommy Blight family, and then went to Bob and Vida Hughes. Sometime after this photo, when it was owned by the George Miller family, a tragic murder occurred and the house was burned to the ground in the process.Still on the left side of the road, the next cottage was built for Agnes Collins, as a home after her husband Joe, another fish-traps manger, had passed on; this cottage is now used as a dental office. Beyond, closer to Sheilds Road, one sees a substantial building which was home to the Benjamin Acreman family, Newfound-landers who came to Sooke and raised a family of seven sons. The parking lot of the Merchants centre is on that site now. At the corner of Sheilds and Eustace, one can easily see the Sooke Community Hall. Left of it, one would expect to see Moms Caf, except that it was not built until 1962. Further right, Gibsons Shopping Centre can barely be picked out, fronting on Otter Point Road, a block which now houses a variety of businesses, with Stone Pipe Grill on the corner, still the same building as in the photo. At the north east corner of Otter Point and Sooke Roads, Sooke Motors, operated by Wm Phillips, can be picked out.When your eyes reach the Code B, that is where Evergreen Shopping Centre was built years later. Just below the B, and left, red roof, is the building which housed Sooke Lockers, on Sooke Road, owned by George Duncan and Albert Wilson (later Jack Keat-ing), and is now the CIBC. To the lower right of B, one can see that the subdividing of the historic Murray farm is well underway. Lincroft, Goodmere and Horne Roads have been established. Homes in place on Goodmere included Bud and Clare Smith, George and Pearl Diamond and Bill and Ruby Stephenson. On the lower side of Goodmere was the home of Jim and Sharon Dunn; this structure now houses Sookes Hospice.Moving over to our Code letter C, it is smack in the playing field of Sooke Elemen-tary School. To its left, are the fields owned by the George and Jim Duncan families (ear-lier on, the Throup farm); today you would find the Sandpiper Complex. The glimpse of field you can see just beyond would be the George and Muriel Cotterill Farm, and of course nowadays that area houses both Journey Middle School and Ecole Poirier. The centre mountain peak in the skyline is Mt Empress, and at the far right, we see a bit of Mt Brule. The Milne farm, now serv-ing as sports fields for Sooke youngsters, is glimpsed at far right. We thank everyone who has contributed to this summary, and invite any who would like to provide further information to contact us.Elida Peers, Historian, Sooke Region MuseumGoing back in time: downtown Sooke, 195722 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR22 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORArts Salt Spring Island calls to artists in the Sooke regionCan an unknown artist win a national art prize and contend with the best?A brilliant opportunity for artists across the country is being launched by the community of Salt Spring Island, B.C. with The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) launching its inaugural year in a unique fashion. Calling out to Canadian artists in your community and across the nation, this small island, known for its creative passion in arts and sustainability, is honoring Canadian artists by providing them with the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 in prize money, with the first artist taking $10,000 and a one-month artist residency on this little gem of a Canadian island.The best part, jurors will not know who the art-ist is, so it does not matter who you are. What matters is the artists creative skills that demon-strate originality, quality, and integrity, resulting in a significant work that holds a visual impact and a depth of meaning.Newfoundland and Labrador juror Vicky Chainey Gagnon says, This is a good moment for Canadian art. Ill be looking for art with rigour that is interesting, that is technically sound and is fluid and dynamic that brings context to global, cul-tural and local issues. Holger Kalberg, a Manitoba juror says, An art prize like this that is national in scope is a good thing, allowing for a bigger audi-ence to participate. The work I might champion will be challenging and current; art that pushes the boundaries of the medium.Artist exposure will be extensive as Salt Spring Island is known as one of Canadas premier art communities. In total, 50 final works will be selected, displayed in SSNAPs artist collective show catalogue. Original works will be exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from Sept 25 through to Oct 26, 2015.The list of finalists will be announced on Friday, Sept 25 with winners announced at an awards gala on Saturday, Oct 24, 2015.SSNAP welcomes artists Canada-wide to submit original two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, with the call for submissions now open until May 31, 2015. For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, please visit http://saltspringart-prize.ca/.Submitted Photo Salt Spring artist Deon Venter at work in his studio. Venter is known for his large canvases and unique content. QUICK, SAFE & MOST OF ALL FRIENDLY! shtaxi@shaw.ca250-642-7900Dr. Louise Morin& AssociatesOPTOMETRISTS250-642-4311Eyecare &EyewearSince 1988SOOKEBUSINESSCENTRE Cleaning ~ AromatherapyFresh owers ~ Organizing(778) 350-MAIDVictorias beloved Cannor Nursery is proud to announce its grand expansion into the Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre. The expansion is the dream of owner Gord Nickel, to create an all in one desti nation for all your outdoor needs. Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is the first store of its kind in the Victoria region. Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is the only place where you can get everything you need for your outdoor space in one location including plants, furniture, hot tubs, barbeques, as well as a full service design and installation team. The expansion is a union between Cannor Nursery Victoria, Wildwood Waterscapes Design LTD, and Wildwood Landscapes LTD. Together as the Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre, they are able to provide Victoria residents a unique service offering a wide range of custom, professional services for your home and garden including design and installation of ponds, waterfalls, decks, patios, outdoor kitchens and more. Still a family owned, local company that supplies Victoria with high quality plant material, gardening supplies and outdoor dcor, they have added so much more. Were still the same people, says Nickel, Owner, but were so much better. The Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is located on nearly 2 acres of property with large showroom and nursery, and now with the addition of the Waterscapes and Landscapes division offers everything in one location. We want to provide Victoria with a place they can get everything they need, with great personalized service, says Nickel. Local celebrity and owner Gord Nickel has been working in the industry since 1977. He started working for Cannor Nursery in 1980 and in 2007 took full ownership. The evolution of Cannor Nursery into the Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is the dream of Nickel and his partner in the Wildwood Waterscapes Division, Mike James who focuses on bringing Victoria high quality ponds and water features.Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is an all in one destination for all your outdoor needs, located in beautiful Victoria, B.C. 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For more information contact us at 250-658-5415 or visit our website at wildwoodoutdoorliving.comCome celebrate our ExpansionCannor Nursery becomes Wildwood Outdoor Living CentreAdvertising FeatureSAANICHNEWSCOMMUNITY BUSINESS PROFILEGord Nickelinvites you toWildwood Outdoor Living CentreLocal garden centre becomes unique all in one destinationSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 2310 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORCome in Every Wednesday for ourSecret Super Saver Specialsin all departmentsFresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry5-A-Day for Optimum HealthPRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCKSEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from theSEAImportedStarfruit219Washington PremiumFujiApples89MexicanGreenOnions59Large EuroGrapefruit2/250B.C. 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You are creative, organized and thrive in a competitive market with frequent deadlines. Candidates for this position are results oriented and possess the ability to service existing clients, develop new business and understand meeting sales targets. Ideally you have experience in telephone sales or service environment with a focus on client interaction.This position involves selling advertising for special features in the community newspaper group.Black Press is Canadas largest private, independent newspaper company with over 180 community, daily, and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.We offer a competitive salary plus commission, plus benets and opportunity to grow your career. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.Please forward resume and cover letter to:Penny Sakamoto Group PublisherBlack Press818 Broughton StreetVictoria, B.C. V8W 1E4or e-mail: psakamoto@blackpress.cawww.blackpress.caReporting to the CFO, this position will play a key leadership role in the strategic direction of the City. It will have significant impact on all departments in the organization by providing diversified technical and administrative responsibilities in the areas of Financial Management.Further information regarding this position can be found on the City of Nelson web site at www.nelson.ca.Resumes must be submitted no later than April 7, 2015 at 8:00 am to:Human Resources City of Nelson#101 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4Fax: 250-352-2131Email: hr@nelson.caWe thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.The Corporation of the City of Nelsonis accepting applications for the position of DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERCOMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSCARDS OF THANKSTHANK YOUFor all the cards, Phone Calls, and kind Expressions of condolence on Peters passing. We Thank YouThe Kaglik FamilyCOMING EVENTSCALL FOR ENTRIES13TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman WoodlandArt & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 16, 17 and 18Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?!Please submit your prayer request to:sookebaptistprayer@gmail.com. Con dentiality Assured.MONTHLY MARKET. Sooke Community Hall, upstairs. Sunday, March 29, 10am-2pm. Local Produce/Crafts/ Small Biz. Over 25 Vendors.sookemonthlymarket.comSOOKE SPRING FAIR MARKET Sat. 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All steel building models and siz-es are now on sale. Get your building deal while its hot. Pio-neer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.caRENTALSAPARTMENT/CONDOGRANT MANOR 6921 Grant Rd. Sooke, BCRenovated1 bdrm suitesFrom $675 per moTo view call 250-642-1900COTTAGESCABIN FOR Rent, Suitable for 1 or 2 person. On Sooke Ba-sin. Avail. Now. 250-642-5731CABIN SUITABLE for 1 per-son, rural, near 17 Mile, refs. reqd, avail. now. 250-642-0058.SMALL CABIN, suitable for 1 person. On Sooke basin. Avail. Now. 250-642-5731SHARED ACCOMMODATION58 YEAR OLD Woman looking for quiet room mate for 3 bed-room home on acreage, small pet ok. 250-642-2015MARINEBOATS4&--:063$"3'"45XJUIBDMBTTJmFEBE#,!33)&)%$37/2+(!2$Gods events happen by His calendar, not by the Roman/Gregorian one that we use today. Because of this calendar replacement, we have been robbed of a significant part of our Godly heritage. According to Genesis 1:14, the sun, moon, and stars are to be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. The Hebrew word for seasons is moedim which means appointed times. These are referring to Gods seven appointed times (four in the spring, three in the fall) when He meets with His people every year. These are not Jewish feasts, but God claims that these are My appointed times in Leviticus 23:2. First century Jewish and Gentile believers both observed the Biblical feasts to follow their Jewish Messiah. Gentile believers soon outnumbered Jewish believers, and the church began to lose touch with the Hebrew roots of their faith. Gods calendar and His appointed times with us were completely replaced by non-biblical traditions. The annual observance of Jesus death would now have a new date and name Easter, strangely similar to Eostre, the goddess of Spring. 1500 years after God gave the Hebrews His moedim, the true Passover Lamb was crucified on Passover, always celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Nisan, not on the contrived date for Easter. The next day, when Jesus was buried, is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Jesus rose from the dead on the Day of First Fruits. Fifty days later is the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost). Shavuot is not just when the Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts 2, but before that it was also one of Gods feasts to celebrate the giving of Torah to Moses on Mt. Sinai. If significant events happened on Gods spring feast days, what will be happening on the fall feast days when our Saviour comes again? Whose calendar do you think Jesus will follow? Gods appointed times or the worlds? He wont be getting on our calendar, so its best we get on His if we want to be ready for Him! If you are interested in watching a DVD on this subject in Sooke, phone 778-350-5820.Why did Easter replace Passover?ST. ROSE OF LIMA Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 amChildrens Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Of ce Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3 Rev. Fr. Michael FaveroKNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon KouwenbergParents Room and well equipped NurserySunday @ 11AM clachurch.com/sookeHOLY TRINITY Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11amEVENING PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Dimas Canjurawww.holytrinitysookebc.orgThe Pastor's PenSOOKE BAPTIST CHURCH7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministriesPastor Rick Eby Email sookebaptistchurch@telus.netwww.sookebaptist.comJUAN DE FUCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH4251 Sooke Road | 778-425-3403SATURDAY SERVICE 9:30 am Bible Study 11:00 am Church ServicePastor: Mike StevensonEverybody has a storyEverybody has a story to tell. Remember the last time you actually sat down with someone and just shared anecdotes of things you have experienced? Tales from our lives, whether from years ago or yesterday, often tell us more than what often meets the eye.The Bible is full of stories. Even if you dont go to church, you most likely have heard about Moses and Joseph. If you havent read them for a while, I encourage you to do so (end of Genesis and beginning of Exodus rst two books of the Bible).These two stories, at rst glance, would make you think that Joseph and Moses are amazing, almost supernatural individuals. But a closer look would reveal that they are normal people with their own set of issues. Moses was afraid to speak in public and Joseph was a little arrogant towards his brothers. Yet, you can see the amazing thing that God did through them. It makes one realize that their story was about God using normal people to ful ll his plan. Their story is Gods story.What is your story? Is it really about you or is it about God trying to do something through you? What about that near miss as you drove to work the other day? Was it Gods way of reminding you that His story isnt completed in you yet? What about the anecdote your friend told you over coffee about how, by chance, she met her husband? Is it possible that it wasnt a coincidental meeting? Is it possible that our story is part of Gods bigger story?In this next week as you tell your story or hear tales from those around you, take a moment to think of how this might actually be part of Gods story.Marty Mittelstaedt Associate Pastor, Christian Life AssemblyCrosswordACROSS1. Sailors mop5. Elegant9. Bill settler14. Shred15. Negatively charged atom17. Mistakes18. Ive ____ This Way Before19. Calcutta coin20. Yangtze craft21. Grate23. Curious25. Population count28. Warning30. Kind of macaroni35. Monkeys cousin36. Dreamy38. Done with40. Cut41. This Old House add-on42. Biblical pronoun44. Water jug45. Aromatic compound47. Mountain feedback49. Rubber ring51. Musical toy53. Cordwood measure55. Luxurious flooring58. Finished60. Elf64. Cosmetic ingredient65. Opposer67. Trailing plant69. Ribbed fabric70. Surprise72. Reef74. Bees follower75. Canning tool76. On The Minnow78. Tell80. Make a living82. Elevate13. Tried for office16. Hawaiian goose17. Shapely curve22. 5 or 6, e.g.24. Aboard25. Arrived26. Long heroic poem27. Eft29. Fable31. Slacken32. Mass33. Leer at34. Huh?37. Roll topping39. Colossal43. Firefighters need46. Actress Anita ____48. Water bird50. Sporty socks52. Passion54. Larry, Curly, and Moe55. Sloop feature84. Fourscore88. Of a leaf shape90. One billion years94. Lubricant95. Stupefy96. Ocean bird97. Barnyard fowl98. Catch sight of99. Gulls cousinDOWN1. Bro or sis2. Sorrow3. Had a steak4. Forehead coverings5. Umbrella6. Blame7. Convey (off)8. Tough row to ____9. Devout petition10. Appendage11. Bark shrilly12. Greek vowelTodays Answers56. Voice range57. Speckled horse59. Clamping tool61. Killer whale62. Competition63. Dirks kin66. Not far68. Assortment71. Certain fly73. Beleaguer77. Arrogant one79. Minimum amount81. Popeyes OK83. On84. Easter basket item85. Great anger86. Gollys partner87. Contains89. Neckline style91. Add to92. ____ House93. Indian flat breadCopyright 2011 by Penny Presswww.sookenewsmirror.comSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 27SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 27Grafton Tyler Brown worked in B.C. for two years in the 1880s, but many of his works from that time are unaccounted forMike DaviesGoldstream News GazetteYou keep hearing stories about the man who bought a painting at a garage sale for $10 and found out later it was a rare masterpiece, fetching millions at auction, right?Well, now you have another reason to look twice at some of the original works of art in your house, as you may be in possession of a rare treasure.If one of those paintings in your basement or on your walls has a signature of G.T. Brown or G.T.B you may have been staring at an original Grafton Tyler Brown all these years and not been any the wiser.Well over a century ago, in the 1880s, Brown was acclaimed as the first professional artist in B.C. and is also known as the first African American artist in the Pacific Midwest. He spent about two years in B.C. after relocating here from the U.S. and, based on historical documents such as a newspaper that publicized his first Victoria exhibition and photographs from the time he produced at least 40 paintings and 24 sketches in B.C. of which we have no knowledge of their whereabouts.Dr. John Lutz of the department of history at the University of Victoria is trying to track down his B.C. works.While many of his American paintings are in major collections and are well known to dealers, his British Columbia images are much rarer and only a few of them are in collections, according to Lutz website devoted to his project of fleshing out the life and art of this interesting historical figure. The Victoria Art Gallery and Craigdarroch Castle have one each, and the BC Archives (has) four. A few are known to be in private hands but most are unaccounted for and many are likely hanging in the hallways of British Columbians, or others further afield, all unaware of the stories they tell.Lutz says he discovered Brown, as it were, while he was researching pioneers of Saanich as part of his studies into the history of race and racism in Victoria.Browns art is a window into the world of the 1880s, and if we can find more images and make them accessible, we open that window for anyone interested, he says. But Brown is as interesting himself, because his (personal) history of being born black and dying white tells us a lot about 19th and even 21st century ideas about race and racism.Anyone who would like to know more about the Missing British Columbia paintings of Grafton Tyler Brown project or thinks they might know of a work by the artist, can contact Lutz at jlutz@uvic.ca.2x1 SkooterArtists rare works soughtG.T. Brown works from 1883 when he spent time on Vancouver Island. At left, a painting of Long Lake, over on the mainland. At far left, a depiction of Goldstream Falls, painted in June of that year, according to the Royal BC Museum.Images courtesy Royal BC Museum, BC ArchivesCapital Regional District Notice to ElectorsWithin the Capital Regional DistrictAlternative Approval Process for CRD Bylaw 3981 - Authorizing the borrowing of $14,800,000 for acquiring, designing and constructing water distribution facilities in the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution AreaNotice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Capital Regional District (CRD) proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 3981, Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Facilities Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2014 to authorize the borrowing of up to Fourteen Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($14,800,000) for the purpose of acquiring, designing and constructing water distribution facilities in the western communities of the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Area.Over the next five years the CRD will need up to $14,800,000 to meet the cash requirements necessary to fund investments in the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution system infrastructure. 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The alternative approval process opportunity applies within the following municipalities of the CRD: Colwood, Highlands (that part within the RUCSPA set out in Bylaw No. 3820), Langford, Metchosin, Sooke and View Royal and a portion of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (East Sooke participating area). The deadline for delivering the original signed elector response forms, in relation to Bylaw No. 3981, to the CRD is 4:00 pm on Monday, May 4, 2015. Forms must be received by the deadline to be counted.The CRD has estimated that the total number of electors within the service area is 55,614 and that 10% of that number or 5,561 electors must submit elector response forms to prevent the CRD from enacting Bylaw No. 3981 without the assent of the electors by referendum.Further technical information concerning Bylaw No. 3981 may be obtained from Ted Robbins, General Manager, Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1H7 (Tel: 250.474.9604) during regular office hours Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from the date of this notice until May 4, 2015.Qualifications for Resident and Non-Resident Property ElectorsResident Elector: You are entitled to submit an elector response form as a Resident Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for 6 months and in the CRD for at least 30 days prior to signing the elector response form.Non-Resident Property Elector: You may submit an elector response form as a Non-Resident Property Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for 6 months, have owned and held registered title to property in the CRD for 30 days and do NOT qualify as a Resident Elector. 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March 29, 2000Shirley seniors get $2,907 grant A Sooke area seniors group has received $2,907 under the fed-eral governments New Horizons Program, the Honourable Per-rin Beatty, Minister of National Health and Welfare announced in Ottawa. The Shirley Wom-ens Institute Historical Research Group will use its contribution to produce and promote an illustrated booklet on the lives of three B.C. women. Thirty seniors will be involved in edit-ing, publishing and pro-moting the booklet. March 28, 1990Looking backCareer Advice.Just one of the reasons to like LocalWorkBC.ca on Facebook./localwork-bc @localworkbcIts FREE TV panda-monium.Call 310-MYTV (6988), go to telus.com/gettv or visit your TELUS store.Go wild with a FREE 40" Samsung Smart TV when you sign up for TELUS Satellite TV and Internet for 3 years.* *Offer available until March 22, 2015, where access and line of sight permit, to residential customers who have not subscribed to TELUS TV or Internet in the past 90 days. 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All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 2015 TELUS.TELUS STORESVictoriaThe Bay Centre Hillside Centre Mayfair Mall Millstream Village Tillicum Centre Tuscany Village Westshore Town Centre 815 View St. 1681 Island Hwy. 3300 Tennyson Ave. 3500 Uptown Blvd.SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 29SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.sookenewsmirror.com 29Octavian Lacatusu Sooke News MirrorThose who are pumped to catch some air on their bikes this summer, well good news: the Bike Skills Park will be officially unveiled to the public at the SEAPARC this upcoming Saturday, March 28. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 12 p.m., with an opening speech from SEAPARC Chair and Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks, Sooke Mayor Maja Tait, followed by a blessing cer-emony from the TSou-Ke First Nations. There will also be food, kids activities, a DJ, and of course, cake - all of which will run until 2 p.m. in the after-noon. Since the project began in July 2014, there have been multiple updates to the track, including the revamp of the already-known pump track, the section of the course more appropriate for less-experienced riders. And while the bike park is, technically, completed, Steve Knocke, SEAPARC Manager says its actual opening to public use has been delayed due to recent heavy rain.Its not May or June yet though - and while the weather may change its mind, the goal of the Bike Skills Park remains the same: get your bike out there and have fun. Its a great opportunity to get kids outside and get them active, Knocke said, adding that while its a right of passage to provide the kids with a learning venue, its also important for parents and guardians to keep in mind that there is risk asso-ciated with this - after all, it is a dirt jump, not a balloon castle. People do fall off, so its important to ride within your own limits, he said. We provide a controlled environment, but kids and parents need to under-stand the risks and know to follow the rules. The rules for riders are pretty simple: wear a hel-met and watch out for others. The rest, SEAPARCs got it handled, says Knocke. There will also be a maintenance crew coming in to maintain the park to make sure that its not unsafe, such as a tree fall-ing down or if any of the ramps are damaged in any way from the elements or extended use. For those willing to try something new but havent got all the skills yet, theres the green line - a course that allows novice riders learn the fun-damentals of riding a bike through minor jumps - before they progress to the real gravity-pushers. Then theres the pump track itself - a lighter ver-sion which is not only good for all ages, but for all levels of skills too.The neat thing about the pump track is that its good for all ages - seniors to kids can use the pump track, Knocke said. Dirt jumps are more focused on adolescent youth, for the ages eight to adult.While the track is not set up for BMX-style tour-naments, it is, impressively, designed with dual-purpose in mind; meaning you could ride dirt bikes and as well as BMX bikes on it. Which also happens to go hand in hand with the new multi-use trail that runs right down from the school and to the bike park.The vision is that we have a multi-use trail that comes through here - were connecting the school to SEAPARC, then were connecting the bridge to this trail, so you dont have to ride your bike up, he said.Knocke mentioned that if the weather is bad for extended periods of time, the bike park will be closed for safety reasons. While the unveiling on Saturday will go as planned rain or shine, the bike park itself wont be open until after things dry off. For regular updates on the tracks sched-ule and accessibility, visit www.crd.bc.ca/seaparc.Sports & RecreationSEAPARC Bike Park opening this weekend Sooke Hockey NewsOctavian Lacatusu PhotoThe Bike Skills Park in its completed form. Due to consistent rain during the last two months, maintenance crews had to repair some of the jump ramps and bring them back to the original design. Opening of the bike park in the coming weeks will depend on weather conditions.Octavian LacatusuSooke News MirrorHockey season this year concluded with a thundering finale at the Provincials in Dawson Creek last week, after our Sooke Thunder-birds Midget A boys brought home third place Bronze out of a total of eight other teams from across B.C. Though losing to Quesnel 4-2 on Wednes-day, the Birds held their ground against their final match against Coquitlam, bringing in an excellent score of 6 - 3 and securing their bronze. And, as expected, it was a fast-paced, hard-hitting game - good hockey, as Kevin Berger, Coach, Sooke Thunderbirds Boys Midget A team puts it. It was a good, tight game, and it was a lot of work for the boys to get out there, he said. They came together as a team and worked hard; the teams we went up against, they were really competi-tive, so really, it was just good hockey. Berger says Sooke got three goals in the first period, two in the second - and though Coquitlam seemed to be making a come-back during the third period - the boys then we ended it with a final sixth goal. While gold was within reach, Berger says being able to com-pete - and win - against the gold-winning team, as well as several other hard-trained teams was nothing short of exhila-rating. You always wonder how your team is going to stack up against the rest of B.C., so to get up there and see the best and actually be able to compete with them was pretty awesome, he said.Berger says that in the end, it was the team spirit that came through above all else. It was a great game, great finish. We had a great goalie; in our team, there isnt one superstar, its all the kids; they all play hard, he said. Its been like that all season in order for us to pull out a win - all the kids show up to play.And it wasnt just the Sooke hockey boys who had a stellar per-formance last weekend, either.The Sooke girls hockey teams faced off against the best of the best at the Richmond tournament, with Atom brining in Silver, Pewee and Bantam bringing in Bronze, and Midget fin-ishing fourth overall. Bev Berger PhotoSooke facing off vs. Quesnel at the Provincials in Dawson Creek last weekend.FOR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 250-642-8000 SEAPARC SNIPPETGRAND OPENINGSooke Bike Park and Hike & Bike Connector Trail Saturday, March 2812:00-2:00pm at SEAPARCFree Food Prizes Pump Track Demos Dirt Jump Jam SEAPARC SNIPPETGRAND OPENINGGRAND OPENINGFree Food Free Food Prizes Prizes Prizes SHARKS SWIM CLUBA non-competitive swim club focusing on strokes and endurance. Kids swim 3 timesa week. Explore a variety of aquaticactivities every Friday. $35/monthREGIONAL MAY PASSTry all 15 Rec Centres in the Greater Victoria area for only $25 during the month of May.Available for purchase at SEAPARCbeginning April 1st. www.fi tinfi tness.ca 30 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR30 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORHow the ball rolls: Sooke Soccer NewsAfter a tough and success-ful soccer season for our boys and girls, a total of six - thats right - six - Sooke soccer teams qualified for the District Cup Finals this upcoming week-end, with Sooke itself playing the honourable host at the Fred Milne Park soccer fields. Since adrenaline will be high in the air and the sched-ule tight as a drum, teams will have very limited time to warm up. In addition, the Sooke Soccer Association laid down some ground rules to keep things running smoothly. For one, be sure to arrive early; parking space is expected to become crowded as teams, staff and parents from across Vancouver Island will be venturing into Sooke on Saturday morning (first Sooke match of the day will be silver Girls U16 Wildcats vs. Saanich Fusion at 10 a.m.). Secondly, no one, except for the players, is to go on the field at the final whistle. Your list of five shooters must be handed to the referee without delay, according to the Asso-ciation. 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April 25, 7:30pm $10Tickets at Mai Mais Bistro,at the Legion, or at the doorMarch 28 st 3pm32 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 201532 Wednesday, March 25, 2015The Outdoors Guy: first days of Spring-steenSooke is a majestic paradise for those of us who love an early spring, those of us who love to play in the garden. Bruce Springsteen has a Nebraska album and on this collection is a song called Atlan-tic City. It was covered by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and the chorus goes, everything dies baby thats a fact but maybe everything that dies someday comes back. Pretty fitting for spring in Sooke and pretty ironic that Sheeran, a rookie singer songwriter has brought out the cardiac pad-dles for a song that was long forgotten. But crank up the tunes, grab something cold to wet your whistle and Im going to tell you how to make a flower pot lasagna that you just might tell your buddies about.First thing first, you need a pot, the larger the pot, the greater the protection it provides. Terra-cotta pots, wooden half-barrels, wicker baskets, ceramic pots, old wooden wagons, wheelbarrows all make for useful decorative containers. If you have more than one pot, group them together for greater visual effect and to make watering more convenient. The thing is you have to make sure the pot will drain properly so make sure there are holes in the bottom; I use my cougar knife and an old shark tooth to add some extra holes. If the drainage is suspect then put some gravel in the bottom. Lay-ering, or planting lasagna-style, is a technique that lets you enjoy successive waves of bloom in a single container by overlapping the bloom times of early, mid and late-blooming spring bulbs. Any early-mid-late combo will work and one excellent combination is to use crocus, daffodils, grape hya-cinths and tulips as the early, mid and late bloom-ing bulbs. In this particular scheme, its the blue grape hyacinths with their extremely long bloom season that holds everything together.In the first layer of dirt I would suggest drop-ping some Snowdrops, crocus or grape hyacinths. Throw in some more dirt plant the largest bulbs 8-inches deep and smaller bulbs 5-inches deep with layers of soil under, over and in-between the bulbs. Start by filling the base of the container with potting soil. Measuring from the top rim, allow 2-3 inches for mulch and watering then measure an additional 8 inches to position the first layer of bulbs. At 11 inches below the pot rim, place the tulips and daffodils pointy ends up. Mix up the bulbs so tulips and daffodils are evenly distributed and position them close together. Add 3 inches of soil around and above the first layer.Sit back and enjoy the show as three waves of colorful bulb flowers come up, bloom and move on. Pots planted with spring-flowering bulbs can tolerate a certain amount of freezing weather, but will need some protection in moderate to severe periods of frost. Cover them with burlap or an old Maple Leafs jersey to insulate. 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