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  • DREAM: Filled Nicole Bottles gets her

    dream trip.

    Page 15

    HOCKEY TOURNEYSooke hosts 22nd annual mi-

    nor hockey tournament. Page 27

    Your community, your classi eds P24 75Wednesday, MARCH 28, 2012

    Editorial Page 8 Community Page 15Sports/stats Page 27

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    SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O R

    No grant for lacrosse box

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    One man is heartbroken while another is wondering if parts of a project can stillgo ahead.

    On March 21, the Minis-try of Community, Sport and Cultural Develop-ment announced a grant of $250,000 to the District ofSooke for the Grant Road Connector multi-use trail project, while declining the $500,000 grant application from Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks for a lacrosse box in Sooke.

    It seems like we didnt get the grant, said Hicks. Im still in shock, heart bro-ken, it just wasnt meant to be.

    He said he thought the lacrosse project would have been the most green, kid-friendly project with a whole lot of support from parents and children.

    I feel bad for the kids. Of all the projects approved, this one was totally geared to the children

    Hicks said he would apply again.

    Meanwhile District of Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne said the $250,000 grant they will receive will be used to build a eight-foot wide trail extending from Phillips Road to the corner of Char-

    ters and Throup Roads. The district opted for a trail rather than a sidewalk as the trail could accommodate people, cyclists and horses. The trail would promotephysical activity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The trail is on the first sec-tion of the Grant Road Con-nector which will eventually end up at West Coast Road.

    The Grant Road Connec-tor is currently on holdand Milne hopes they can still build the trail on its own without the connector road.

    He said it is unfortunate and he is disappointed that the lacrosse box grant was not forthcoming as he also wanted to see that project go ahead.

    Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cul-tural Development said, Total project funding through the Community Recreation Program for southern Vancouver Island represents more than $2.8 million. Thats a significant investment in our region, in the health of our residents, and in building more robust communities with better amenities and more jobs. Programs like this can have a profound impact on com-munities, well beyond what we see on the surface.

    District of Sooke receives funds for multi-use trails

    Steve Arnett photo

    One big fishThe winners of the second annual Sooke Halibut Festival and Derby stand by their 119.8 pound halibut caught west ofJordan River.

    Pictured from left to right are: Matt Gillie,Pat Williams, Dave Gillie and Steve Whitmore kneeling.

    The winning fish brought $4,000 into the pockets of the four-man team.

    Money from the derby was donated to Charters River Salmon Interpre-tive Centre, and a $1,000 donation was given to the Sooke Food Bank as well as over 100 pounds of halibut.

    Ron Larson from The Q was emcee for the event and handed out prizes to the top 10 fish-ing groups, along with hidden weight and food bank prizes.

    The weather on Satur-day was brutal with the northeast wind, although the skies were sunny. Sunday proved to be a nicer day, good for those who gave it a shot.

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  • Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The opening cerem-ony of the Sooke Boat Launch on March 23, was dampened by the recent announcement of potential fishing restrictions on chinook salmon during the sum-mer in the Juan De Fuca Strait.

    The occasion entailed the unveiling of a plaque, congratula-tory remarks from poli-tical dignitaries and a ribbon cutting, but the day seemed redun-dant for Ken Hales.

    Hales started the ori-ginal petition for a pub-lic boat launch with his brother four years ago, gathering approxima-tely 700 signatures. His boat was launched into the water for the open-ing ceremony.

    Although Hales joi-ned the festivities, the idea of celebrating a public boat launch in light of the tentative fis-hing restrictions in the area was not ideal.

    I almost didnt come today, he said. Its redundant. I dont even want to think about whats going to hap-pen.

    Hales said the recent announcement from the Department of Ocean and Fisheries would negatively impact local

    commercial businesses as Sooke relies heavily on the tourism boom that happens during the summer months -- tourists who tend to be on fishing trips.

    The future looks really, quite bleak here, he said.

    The same concerns were shared by Mayor Wendal Milne, who was also present at the opening ceremony, along with Councillors Kerrie Reay and Rick Kasper.

    The closure of fis-hing is a real prob-lem for Sooke. I mean theres so many busi-nesses -- charter busi-ness, bed and break-fasts, community busi-nesses -- that depend on people coming to fish, Milne said. A lot of the boat use is fis-hing, its not just an out cruising kind of thing, he said.

    But Milne said the looming restrictions does not nullify the need for a public boat launch.

    Political dignita-ries, MP Wai Young on behalf of Minister Lynne Yelick, Western Economic Diversifica-tion and Minister Ida Chong, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, were present to congra-tulate the Sooke com-

    munity on the recent infrastructure addition.

    Its always rewar-ding to visit local com-munities and to see first hand the tangible results from our govern-ment investments, Young said.

    The boat launch, located behind the Best Western Prestige Oceanfront Resort, was funded through a partnership with the federal, provincial and municipal government in a program called the Building Canada Fund. The federal and provincial government cumulatively provided $605,000 of the estima-ted $1.84-million cost.

    The total cost of the boat launch is still being calculated, but the District of Sooke funded $635,000, and $200,000 was provided by the Prestige Hotel with an additional $500,000 from in kind donations.

    Sooke currently has two privately owned boat launches at Sunny Shores and Jocks Dock. There is also Sooke Har-bour Marina, which is a moorage launch.

    The public boat launch was officially open to everyone on Nov. 1, 2011.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3

    Thumbs Up!

    Up Sooke Public boat launch officially opened

    Sharron Ho photos

    Federal MP Wai Young, left, Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne and Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development were on hand for the official opening of the Sooke Boat Launch.

    Ken Hales launches his boat at the new public boat launch.

    Sunny skies were in evidence as the new boat launch was officially opened last Friday.

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    KEL PHAIR, HAS resigned as president of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, citing personal reasons. Angela Burnell, as vice-president, takes over as the president.

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    EDC hosts inaugural meeting for local groups Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Sooke Economic Development Commis-sion had its inaugu-ral meeting at council chambers on March 21.

    Representatives from different member orga-nizations were present, including: Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, Sooke Region Tourism Association, Sooke Region Cultural Plan-ning and the Sooke Community Health Ini-tiative.

    Community business owners and councillor Maja Tait, who chaired the meeting, were also present.

    Our challenge in Sooke is unique one:

    weve transitioned over time from an industry base of logging and commercial fishing and weve moved sort of toward the direction of a bedroom commu-nity, Tait said.

    Tait, who quoted the 2006 census, said 52 per cent of residents find work outside of Sooke. There are cur-rently 5,170 people in the work force, mean-ing only 2,549 work in Sooke.

    How do we change this? Tait said. How do we grow our share of the pie, so that we can create meaningful work and create a sus-tainable future?

    Different items were discussed, includ-

    ing: organization man-dates, marketing for the district, impact of tentative recent fish-ing restrictions, poten-tial for a monthly night market for the summer, and budgets for each group.

    Evan Parliament, chief administrative officer, asked the mem-bers whether or not they were keen on pur-chasing advertising that would accompany an article featuring Sooke in BC Magazine. Ad space ranged from $5,000 to $20,000.

    There was discus-sion on the scope of the magazine, along with other possible publica-tions and alternatives like digital phone appli-

    cations to build aware-ness.

    Members also dis-cussed at length the upcoming fishing restrictions that were recently announced by the Department of Fish-eries and Oceans.

    John Brohman, local business owner, brought to the attention of the EDC that fishing was a primary aspect of Sooke tourism.

    We should be proac-tive and try to attack the fisheries to find out what theyre going to be doing, what restric-tions, and what are they going to put in to help offset the loss for businesses, Brohmen said.

    The EDC elected to

    have Brohmen further investigate the issue.

    Kari Osselton, man-ager of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, invited different mem-bers to support a sum-mer night market, with a make it, bake it, cre-ate it theme. Osselton said the event would be open to local and ven-dors from other munici-palities. The proposed market will happen once a month through May-September.

    According to Ossel-ton, the idea for a night market burgeoned after she received calls from outside vendors who wanted to sell in Sooke.

    The next meeting will be on April 18.

    Sooke council and union go it aloneContract negotiations underway Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Nobody wants a labour disruption but Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne is not capitula-ting to any monetary demands from the unio-nized employees at the municipal hall.

    The employees

    union, CUPE 374, and the district are cur-rently in negotiations and Milne has stated to the Labour Relati-ons Board on March 14 that a mediator will not be needed in Sooke. Cupe 374 represents 22 employees working at the municipal hall.

    He said the negotia-tions are about money and working conditions and they cant come to an agreement on money.

    Council is not prepa-red to change their posi-tion, so there is no need to mediate. We are firm on our position, said Milne on March 20.

    He said the staff is not poorly paid and everyone still has their job. The district could not confirm what they are willing to offer the municipal employees as negotiations are still underway.

    They are a good bunch of employees,

    stated Milne. We con-sider them valuable.

    The district employ-ees bargain on their own behalf. The union employees have taken a strike vote but Milne said they havent said anything to them so far.

    The message is loud and clear, said Milne. We have to be fiscally responsible and weve done that. He said someone has to take a stand on their own position.

    Milne said that is the fiscal reality.

    Going through the budgetary process has been a painful process but worthwhile said Milne. He is hoping for a zero per cent increase in municipal taxes with the mill rate remaining the same as 2011. Some waterfront property values have increased and it is hoped that is enough to stay the course.

    Conte will stand trial for second

    degree murder

    Alex Conte, will stand trial for the alleged murder of his mother Sarah Nickerson.

    Conte was charged with sec-ond degree murder after he was arrested on Jan. 8 at his moth-ers home at a mobile home park on Otter Point Road. Police had been called to the scene where they found his mothers body.

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    Advertising in a unique waySharron HoSooke News Mirror

    A young man has taken it upon himself to offer Sooke busi-nesses and event organizers a unique approach to promotion.

    Evan Reid, 22, was concealed in clothing fit for the tempera-mental West Coast weather. He sat in his mobilized wheel chair brandishing a promotional sign for Pizzability on West Coast and Otter Point Roads.

    The only signature of his youthful vitality were a pair of wayfarer sunglasses with a neon trim tucked into the zipper of his coat.

    The part-time job is merely the cusp of Reids venture to help local businesses promote their compa-nies, as he hopes to acquire more clients. He has previously helped advertise the Sooke Fall Fair and a local floral shop.

    Prior to being commissioned for paid promotional work, Reid donated his time to different community projects and events.

    I actually kind of fell into this line of work about three years back, Reid said, adding its now a job he loves. His motorized wheelchair gives him the ability to wheel around town, tote signs and hand out business cards to build awareness for his clients

    companies. Cerebal palsy -- a movement

    disorder that can affect brain and nervous system functions -- is the condition Reid has built

    his new career around. Afflicted since birth, Reid has been con-fined to a wheelchair his entire life, except for a brief period when he was seven-years-old, where he stood on his own two feet. Although the condition may

    have proved to be an impedi-ment for others, it has done lit-tle to alter Reids life, who poi-gnantly proclaimed life is far too short.

    Ive learned how to live with it. I figured out ways to live my life without it bothering me, Reid said, adding sometimes he forgets he even has the motor condition.

    You know, Im just that kind of person who likes to help peo-ple, he said. It also feels so

    Sharron Ho photo

    Evan Reid doesnt let his disability step in his way.

    Young entrepreneur saw a need and he filled it

    Continued on page 23

    Ive learned how to live with it. I figured out ways to live my life without it bothering me.

    --Evan ReidEntrepreneur

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    Sooke teens come to the aid of little MaysaSharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Sooke Youth Council organized a 24-hour fundraiser for April 4 to help a six-month-old baby fight her battle with cystic fibrosis.

    Emily Percival, of the Sooke Youth Council, said the group of teens arranged a day long fundraiser for baby Maysa called Medi-cine for Maysa, a Day in Sooke for Charity. The event will include a fundraiser dance, where admission sales and profits from games and concession will be donated to Maysa and her family. Various local businesses are also participating and have agreed to donate a cer-tain amount of their sales from the same day to the cause.

    I think if we can try to alleviate some of the financial worries, I think it will give them a chance to enjoy being a family, Percival said, adding the end goal is to raise at least $5,000.

    Maysa is a brown-eyed, and chestnut hai-red baby with a sen-sitive and sweet nature, according to her mother Sarah Mil-ligan.

    At only three and a half weeks old, Maysa was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a fatal genetic disease, where

    mucus builds up in the lungs and digestive tract making it difficult to breathe and ingest nutrients. As a result, Maysa endures two nebulizer treatments, administration of diffe-rent medications and physiotherapy sessi-ons daily.

    She tolerates her therapies very well. Shes a tiny baby and shes gotta go through nebulizer treatments with medicines going into her lungs 20 minu-tes at a time, Milligan said.

    To date, treatments, immunization, medi-cation and equipment have amounted to $12,000, 75 per cent of which has been cove-red by provincial pro-grams. The family, how-ever, is responsible for the remaining $3,000.

    Financially theres just no way we wouldve

    made it through the last few months if not for the support weve received from the com-munity and various charities, she said.

    With two other kids aged four and six, Mil-ligan has been unable to return to work due to the time and care required by Maysas condition. Milligan said the loss of her income has caused additional financial strain, as her husband is now the sole provider with no extended health care plan.

    In the evening Im sterilizing equip-ment and preparing her meds, its just too much right now to even think about going back to work, she said. Its hugely difficult for me to go back to work and replace my income.

    Costs will continue to increase as Maysa will

    require more advan-ced treatment when she gets older. The res-ilient baby is currently prescribed four diffe-rent medications and six different vitamin supplements.

    The family recently relocated from Sooke to Courtney for work, but the good will coming from Sooke is not long forgotten.

    The support from the whole Sooke com-munity has been over-whelming. Knowing people care enough to help our little girl in our time of need has been very comforting to us, she said. Its been hum-bling and amazing and brought me to tears time after time.

    Despite all the chal-lenges in her young life, Milligan said Maysa is no different from any other baby. Although underweight, shes met her developmen-tal milestones, recently discovering her toes, rolling over and babb-ling.

    She loves watching her older siblings run around, Milligan said with a soft laugh. She laughs and giggles at them.

    The dance will take place at Edward Milne Community School on April 4 from 7-10 p.m. It will be circus themed and is open to all stu-dents from Grades 8-12. Admission is $10.

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    Baby Maysa is struggling with cystic fibrosis.

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  • 8 EDITORIAL www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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

    Response to comments by G. Alex Fraser concerning Halibut

    Allocation:

    Recent comments by G. Alex Fraser of Fraser and Associates Economic Consultants (Halibut Allocations Must be Fair to all Fish-ers, March 4, 2012) not only con-tain some faulty economic logic, but also show a complete ignorance of the value of sports fishing as an economic driver in our province.

    On a positive note, Mr. Fraser is 100 per cent correct when he main-tains that, Halibut, like other fish, is a common-property resource that belongs to all of us as Canadians. And yes, he is also correct that recent lobbying has resulted in an increase in share available to the recreational sector.

    However, his assertion that com-mercial fishers have made good-faith investments on the basis of the rules implies that the recreational sectors investments are somehow less important. In fact, it is a given that the recreational sector returns many times the economic value to the provinces economy per pound of landed fish than the commercial sector. The commercial fishers that purchase or lease quota to fish are not the problem, and are not the focus of the ire of the recreational sector. Rather, it is the quota trad-ers that were gifted quota by the federal government that have recre-

    ational fishers in an uproar. These individuals or companies are get-ting wealthy trading a common property resource that they now believe that they own.

    To suggest, as Mr. Fraser does, that some sort of free market based system is the answer to the alloca-tion is just not economically valid in this case. Any such scheme implies an owner recognizing the great-est benefit for what is being sold. Last time we looked the Crown owns the halibut stocks (Mr. Fraser agrees with this) but yet its not the Crown that would control and ulti-mately benefit from such a scheme. Rather, the quota holders would derive all of the economic benefit from this process, selling off their gifted quota to the highest bidder.

    Furthermore, to imply as Mr. Fraser has, that if recreational fish-ers cannot pay sufficient amounts to compensate commercial fish-ers, one has to question whether recreational fishing really is the more valuable use of the resource completely ignores the additional economic benefits that are a result of recreational fishing in countless coastal communities. The recre-ational sector spends millions of dollars on wages and supplies, and this spending multiplies many times through these communities. The most valuable use of the resource must factor in the ripple effects of such spending, not just the price

    the quota would sell for. If rec-reational sector businesses cant afford to purchase access to halibut does that mean that their contribu-tions to the economy are any less valuable?

    Finally, Mr. Frasers assertion that an increase in recreational access would reduce the supply of halibut to consumers in fish markets obvi-ously does not consider that fact that 85 per cent of commercially caught halibut is exported. Again, this is one more way in which the full economic value of these fish is not being realized, at least not in Canada.

    Recreational fishers are not against commercial fisherman, and are not asking for unlimited access to halibut. We too want an alloca-tion that is fair to all fishers. Its just painful to watch a large slice of the economic benefits of the halibut fishery get carved off to quota traders that never engage in anything resembling fishing. The recreational sector needs to keep the pressure on DFO to reverse this privatization of this common-prop-erty resource before such privatiza-tion extends to all fisheries.

    Christopher Bos Southern Vancouver Island

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    Fish are a common property rsource

    Due diligence necessary

    OUR VIEW

    There is an application before council for rezoning of the property where the good folks at Knox Presbyterian Church wish to build housing for the elderly and the disabled.

    No one denies the need for affordable and assisted care living units and there is much talk about the baby boomers and the upcoming need for places to live.

    As good as the project sounds, there are some issues which need to be addressed the height of the proposed development for one thing

    and the traffic situation for another. It was mentioned that the building would be a 65-foot wall with little setback along Church Road overshadowing the neighbours across the road. The increased traffic along Anna Marie Road was

    mentioned as well as future access to the Grant Road connector project.

    When any developer comes before council they should have their is dotted and their ts crossed. Most people are visual and they like to see what they are voting on. The Knox folks held open houses, with drawings and such and they should have brought these before council and the public gallery.

    It is a good and timely project but the developer needs to do their homework and offer up all the information needed so council can make a decision based on the best use of the land and the best situation for the neighbourhood and the town. We shouldnt be making shortcuts for some and not others. No one wants Sooke to lose the project and it is unlikely that will happen but, council needs to do their due diligence on this one and set a precedent for the future.

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  • CUPE comments

    Sooke bargains directly with the union unlike many (most) other municipalities who belong to the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA).

    The Collective Agree-ment (CA) between the district and union expires one year follow-ing the GVLRA tables. This was arranged by both parties during the last negotiations to ensure Sooke and the union would know what the regional norm was.

    Having 13 municipali-ties in the region cre-ates competition for skilled workers and to avoid mass changeover in staff most municipal-ities pay comparative wages and benefits.

    By having Sooke CA follow we can always ensure Sooke stays competitive and in line with other munici-palities and Sooke can save association fees by remaining indepen-dent. This also makes it easy for the union who can practically propose a me to agreement to keep up with region.

    The union requested the assistance of a medi-ator from the Labour Relations Board. This was requested after the breakdown of bar-gaining resulting pri-marily from the fact the employer never put a bargaining pro-posal in writing to the union. Mediators can think outside the box and come up with creative ideas, which

    can be very helpful when parties become entrenched in their positions.

    Mediation was used during the last round of bargaining to con-clude the collective agreement. The union has hope the same can occur this round.

    Trevor DaviesPresident, CUPE

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    Cannabis can be controlled

    Once again, Cpl. Scott Hilderley seems to misunderstand the case against the crimi-nal prohibition of can-nabis (Sparking up the marijuana debate, let-ters, March 21).

    The question is not whether or not can-nabis should exist, or whether or not young people should consume it, but rather, what is the optimal regulatory model for preventing harm to consumers, and society in general, from cannabis cultiva-tion and consumption?

    As someone respon-sible for providing and propagating cannabis-related news and infor-mation on the Internet, I agree with Cpl. Hilder-ley that not all such information is equally accurate, unbiased, valuable or relevant.

    While it is true that some critics of canna-bis prohibition point out there are vested

    interests in maintain-ing the status quo, (no surprise there), I have never seen this obser-vation advanced as the only reason cannabis remains prohibited.

    The origins and con-temporary causes of cannabis prohibition are much more compli-cated. Health Canadas brief synopsis of some of the potential harms from chronic cannabis smoking is not bad, but a little misleading. For example, while it is true that Cannabis smoke has some of the same toxic substances that are found in tobacco smoke that can cause cancer, cannabis has never been shown to cause cancer. Further, Health Canada neglects to suggest safer, smoke-less methods of inges-tion.

    After reviewing moun-tains of evidence and interviewing dozens of experts on the subject, the non-partisan com-mittee unanimously recommended that cannabis be controlled in a manner similar to alcohol and tobacco, in part to reduce avail-ability to young people, and to facilitate educa-tion and prevention. For example, if canna-bis were legally regu-lated, Health Canadas warning could adorn the packaging.

    To advocate alterna-tives to criminal prohi-bition is not to condone cannabis consumption, or to disagree with the almost universal opin-

    ion that young people should avoid it. Quite the contrary.

    Matthew ElrodMetchosin

    Wanting to contribute

    Why am I not able to pay for your sewers?

    While it has hap-pened again, just like three years ago. I got my septic tank pumped and on the bill there is a $0.27 a gallon charge for effluent disposal ($202.50 plus HST) to haul this dump it in Langford. I like to shop local.

    I would like to know why this effluent cant be dumped in Sooke and the money, we in Otter Point, Shirley and East Sooke pay to Lang-ford cannot stay in the community?

    If I was on the Sooke sewer system, I would be asking council some questions about this.

    Bud Gibbons.Otter Point

    All taxpayers paying for sewer

    Previous council and staff in the know, need to come clean and ack-nowledge the cover- up of the EPCOR debt.

    It was finally revealed at the District of Sooke

    Finance and Admi-nistration Committee meeting, March 22, that we have had an accu-mulative deficit with the EPCOR contract for a number of years and the monies have been moved from General Revenue (which is all the taxpayer of Sooke Districts monies) into the EPCOR account to offset the cost increase to those in the Sooke Sewer Specified area for sewers.

    In other words, eve-ryone in Sooke has been paying for the sewer.

    I would also hope that Poirier and Jour-ney hook up to sewer this year to help curb the costs.

    Councillors Berger and Haldane have been right all along and their concerns igno-red and poopooed by previous council and senior staff.

    At last we have a day of reckoning. Apologies accepted from previous council to those hard working citizens and councilors who tire-lessly gave of their time and a special thanks to Gail Hall.

    The Municipal Finance Authority may be looking into the fact to see if DCCs are able to be used to offset the cost to taxpayers in the sewer specified area.

    We humbly await apologies and resolves from this gross injus-tice to the taxpayer.

    Ellen LewersSooke

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com LETTERS 9

    We asked: How do you feel the federal fishing closures will affect the community?

    Its going to devastate the economy because a lot of

    what we do around here revolves around sport

    fishing.

    Dave Monyard, Sooke

    Its going to close down all the little shops and B&Bs, everything around here. Theyre really picking on the wrong people to solve the problem. Sport fishing doesnt even do a quarter of what they say we do.

    Robert IlesSooke

    I think it would ruin the economy around here. I think there should be a

    stronger limit, maybe.

    Ken DaviesSooke

    Its going to affect it quite considerably. Its already af-fected it through the winter,

    when there were halibut closures.

    Neil Mallory, Sooke

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    Party politics

    Herb Haldanes let-ter in the March 21 edi-tion is remarkable on a number of levels.

    The revelation of how much the five-year EPCOR cont-ract is really going to cost Sooke taxpayers.It could have been a one-year contract thus allowing the incoming council to attempt to negotiate more favou-rable terms or even a different management model. The reality is that taxpayers have been handcuffed for five years by the outgo-ing administration who chose to thumb their noses at the commu-nity.

    Equally remarkable is the further revelation that senior district staff and Councillor Maja Tait attended a farewell party for the outgoing EPCOR manager.

    It emerges that none of the newly elec-ted councillors or the mayor, with the excep-tion of Tait, were invi-ted. A clearer sign of hostility and favouri-tism is most difficult to conceive.

    That tells us a lot

    about the political acuity of Councillor Tait. Did she not rea-lize the optics of how this would play out in the community? She has irrevocably tied herself to an initiative that was soundly rejec-ted by Sooke taxpayers as, indeed, have senior staff. Impartiality is an unknown to this group.

    D.R. MatlandSooke

    Good projects happening

    Recently I took a walk around the boat launch by the Prestige Hotel. It was a beauti-ful evening, and many boaters were using the boat launch. They were in good spirits, and the general mood was posi-tive. I realized then how important this public boat launch is to the residents of Sooke.

    I have heard recently that the Knox Presby-terian Church would like to build low-cost housing for seniors at their current location on Church Road. These residences would be

    sold to seniors at cost. A laundromat is also planned at this site to cover costs, which is sorely needed in Sooke. The sole purpose of this non-profit venture is to help the residents of Sooke. Anybody who has a social conscience and cares about the welfare of others should surely support this project.

    I am proud to live in a community that sup-ports projects such as a public boat launch, low-cost housing, and treated wastewater. We need to continue mov-ing forward and sup-porting projects that benefit Sooke residents. This includes transpor-tation improvements such as the Throup Road interchange, the Evergreen Cen-tre roundabout, and of course sidewalks. Sooke is changing in a positive way. We need to embrace this change.

    Tom MyrickSooke

    Legality is the issue

    Whereas I applaud Cpl. Scott Hilderleys community concern for our younger citi-zens, I feel that he has somehow missed the mark. Of course we do not want our children or grand-children using marijuana, anymore than we would like to see them using alcohol or tobacco.

    I understand that his point has to do with making healthy choices, but my point is, that these latter two products are legal, and where we, as a society, have decided that one must be of a certain age to purchase them, they are still offered for sale. Under discus-sion therefore, is not whether marijuana has benefits or not, but that this substance is ille-gal under the criminal code.

    If organized crime offers a product for sale that some people would crawl through a sewer to get their hands on, and pay any price for, whether it be liquor or cannabis, the problem has become societal, not a matter of

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    Thurs.Thurs. March 29March 29UNDER THE IUNDER THE IRegular bingo games Regular bingo games are scheduled in the are scheduled in the remens lounge at the remens lounge at the municipal hall today from municipal hall today from 12:45 to 3 p.m. 12:45 to 3 p.m.

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    Sat.Sat.March 31March 31ROYAL CANADIAN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION EVERY LEGION EVERY SATURDAY SATURDAY MMeat draweat draw 3:00 P.M.3:00 P.M.SOOKE PHILHARMONIC SOOKE PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER PLAYS & CHAMBER PLAYS & SOOKE PHILHARMONIC SOOKE PHILHARMONIC CHORUSCHORUSPresent: Homage to Present: Homage to Purcell at Sooke Baptist Purcell at Sooke Baptist church at 8 p.m. church at 8 p.m.

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    not work, as has been exemplified during the 1930s. My feeling on the matter is that one should be able to patronize ones neigh-bourhood Liquor and cannabis distribution branch and be able to purchase a nice bottle of (BC) Chardonnay, and a container of BC Bud (buy local), for personal use, without it being an unlawful offence. As has been pointed out numer-ous times, the prod-uct would be out of the hands of the crimi-nal element, could be taxed accordingly, and like liquor and tobacco, one would have to be of a certain age to pur-chase it.

    I do not pretend to have the definitive solution on this mat-ter, but my thanks to Cpl. Hilderley and the Sooke News Mirror for providing a forum for the discussion of this subject.

    Jan NielsenSooke

    If a tree falls...

    Wow! A single tree cut down in a Victo-ria park and the police called in to investigate. Yet, hundreds of black bears, grizzlies, cougars and other wildlife cal-lously and needlessly

    slaughtered every year by the so-called conser-vation officers and not one word of protest. What is wrong with this picture?

    Aaron BartlettOtter Point

    Agree with key points

    Amazing! I never thought I would find in any media format an editorial that so succin-ctly touched on almost all of the key points that have contributed to the unravelling of the underpinnings of our society. Thank you for expressing these issues with such clarity. (No one should have to go hungry, Mar. 21)

    For years I have writ-

    ten in vain to politicians at all levels, particularly the Prime Ministers and Premiers of the day. I am pushing 70 now and last year wrote my final letters to Messrs. Har-per and Campbell say-ing I was giving up and their no tax corporate agenda had triumphed to the detriment of the public interest they were sworn to uphold.

    There is one point I did not find in your column, no doubt due to space limitations. This probably only occurred to me 20 or so years ago; a mes-sage never explicit but cleverly disguised, always the same for the 50 years I can recall. I would paraphrase it rather crudely as fol-lows: All taxes are

    evil and government is evil. This message in its many subtle forms is unrelenting, pushed by so-called non-profit think tanks such as the Fraser Institute, han-ded on by chambers of commerce, busi-ness associations, and repeated by every pri-vate mainstream media corporation. I think this notion has now become a deeply held and wide spread belief in the general popula-tion so people focus on what else is provided. Celebrity culture, pro-fessional sports, elec-tronic toys, etc. take precedence and cer-tainly government and voting is avoided.

    Thank you again although I wont live to see a change maybe there remains a faint hope coming genera-tions will forgo their toys, cease to worship

    celebrities and focus on rebuilding the founda-tion of a caring and just society. Large global corporations and the mega-rich will do their best to prevent this and indeed I remain distres-sed that we allowed them to take it away. They have certainly bought and paid for the

    U.S. government.Fred Thompson

    Sidney

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    LETTERSContd from page 10 Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sooke news mirror.com.

    Letters should be 300 words or less, and include contact informa-tion.

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    A. Books for Breakfast is a new, free literacy program in Sooke for young children aged 2 to 4 years. Its a pilot project funded by the Sooke Region Literacy Project and Ready, Set, Learn (SD 62). On the last Friday of each month, from January to June, twenty families participate in a lively hour of stories read from well-chosen childrens books. Each session features a special book, sometimes with music, which the children get to take with them to build their home library. Registration for the program begins two weeks prior to the date this month, registration begins on March 16th for the session on March 30th at 9:30am at Sooke CASA. Join the story fun!

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    I have been thinking about writing a letter tothe editor for the last three weeks.

    Would it be about Tom Fletchers loveto hate the BCTF, or would it be about thedemands of the BCTF, or to the B.C. Federa-tion of Labour talking to the BCTF about what they are asking for?

    There have been lotsof letters on all sides of the situation, so whatshould I write about this last Friday, March16?

    I was driving a friendinto Victoria for an appointment around6:30 a.m. It was still a little dark and somefog. There is a a dou-

    ble yellow line aboveCoopers Cove, I was going a little above theposted speed limit and a car passed me andsome back of me.

    Should I write aboutthat? No, I just hope those people in that carwere late for their first coffee break.

    I want to write about the work that is being done along the Sooke Road in front of the tire shop and along side the creek. What a great jobthe traffic controllers and the machine ope-rators are doing. They had two lanes when wecame through there.

    I used to fish aroundthere when I was a kid, a friend and I would gothere on our bikes on

    a Sunday. They have a job to do and they are careful of drivers andthe creek.

    My cap goes off toall of them and the tire shops gals and guys.

    Bill WilsonSooke

    Correction to recentstory

    The following correc-tions are required for a story printed in theSooke News Mirror on March 14: Decrepitcabin yields piece of Port Renfrew history.

    General Richard Temple Godman andCapt. Walter Colquhoun

    Grant were awarded medal and clasps for their involvement in the Crimean War. Butnot Victoria Crosses.

    The first VictoriaCrosses were created from cannons seized atthe battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War.Capt. Grant was then sent to India and foughtat the Second Relief of Lucknow, where themost Victorian Crosses were ever awarded.

    The destruction of the Godman familys first buildings in Port Renfrew should beattributed to Josephine Godman in her bookPioneer Days of Port Renfrew.

    Gary Pearson is a retired master seamen,radar tech, not a former naval officer.

    Pearsons first book was titled Urban Archae-ology--Where is it?

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    Sunday strollFor locals and visiters Whiffin Spit is one of the areas favourite places to take a walk.

    Operation Clean SweepYou are invited to participate in the 45th Annual

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    We celebrate baptisms, weddings, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries: highly charged events that tend to be momentary and soon forgotten. We only seem to celebrate occasional things, milestones if you will, then quickly forget them. Awareness! That is what we are missing; the ability to see that every moment of our life has the potential for celebration: a time of wonder, joy and great satisfaction. Easter is the time Christians celebrate life; life here and beyond! But we dont stop there; as Easter people we remind ourselves as Jesus did, to live life to its fullest.

    Youve had glimpses of that fullness. Think of that hug that really felt like the other person imparted something other than a perfunctory act. What about that wonderful sunshine we have now, especially after the drab days of our recent winter? And look at the owers! And not just in gardens but along the hillsides, with the budding trees. Laughter: it too can be heard throughout

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    Seven sons part of Sooke historyParents sometimes

    raise a household of seven sons, but its notyour everyday occur-rence in our part of theworld. In Sooke it was Ernest and Hazel Pon-tious that raised seven sons on a small farm inthe centre of town, right off Caldwell Road.

    Arriving here from the U.S. to work in thefishtraps industry, Ernie Pontious became a fore-man in charge of the wire shed for the traps.The family home still stands today; though itis no longer the central heart of a farm, it hasslowly found itself sur-rounded by many newhouses.

    The beaming groupof sons and their wives seen here in1950 at theOlde England Inn in Vic-toria had gathered forthe wedding of their only sister, Edna, the youngest. Her proud parents watched Edna share the spotlight with groom Bill Korpan. (Note: Their son Gary Korpan was to serve asmayor of Nanaimo in the 1990s.)

    The Pontious sons in the photo were Harold,left, who was a foreman

    at the fishtraps untiltheir1958 closing, and Ralph, Russell, Jim, Donand Ed who were in var-ious fields of the forestindustry, from truck driving and contractlogging to log boom-ing. Don was reputed to have taken his team of horses into Sombrio Beach for mining explo-ration in the late 1930s. The family suffered the tragedy of losing sonHoward at 19 to a fish-traps accident.

    Standing left of the groom, clad in a plaiddress and a big smile, is

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    Skunk cabbage, which grows along wet ditches is a sure sign of the season. While some consider the plant to be a weed, its roots are food for bears, who eat it after hibernating as a laxative or cathartic. The plant was used by indigenous people as medicine for burns and injuries, and for food in times of famine, when almost all parts were eaten. The leaves have a somewhat spicy or peppery taste. Caution should be used in attempts to prepare Western Skunk Cabbage for consumption, as it contains calcium oxalate crystals, which result in a gruesome prickling sensation on the tongue and throat and can result in intestinal irritation and even death if consumed in large quantities. Although the plant was not typically part of the diet under normal conditions, its large, waxy leaves were important to food preparation and storage. They were commonly used to line berry baskets and to wrap around whole salmon and other foods when baked under a fire.

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  • Help Fill a Dream Foundation makes it happenPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    There have been a lot of kids in Sooke who have had their dreams come true. Just this month, Nicole Bottles, a bright young woman currently dealing with Lyme disease related issues got her dream. She wanted to go whale watching in Baja, Cali-fornia and the Help Fill a Dream Foundation made it happen for her.

    Denyse Koo, is presi-dent of the Help Fill a Dream Foundation, and she knows so many Sooke who have been helped.

    Weve helped a lot of different Sooke kids, says Koo. Last year was the foundations 25th anniversary and Koo said, its surpris-ing how many kids Ive known from Sooke.

    Koo lives in Sooke and was previously the program coordinator for the Sooke Family Resource Society.

    Koo is no stranger to the foundation. She knew about the Help Fill a Dream Foundation since the first year of operation and she said the first person they

    gave a dream to was one of her patients in the hospital. Familiar faces in Sooke include: Carter, a young man with cystic fibrosis; Scott Osselton who bat-tled leukemia, Nicole Bottles with Lyme dis-ease, Daisy Irwin with a rare cancer, and scores of other kids.

    The foundation grants dreams for chil-dren on Vancouver Island under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions. Over the years, theyve helped over 1,900 children real-ize their dreams. They find out about the kids through referrals from hospitals and social workers.

    Filling dreams is not the only aim of the foundation. They also provide a continuum of care. Often the response to the call for help is within two hours.

    When a child is first hospitalized, the foun-dation will help with

    travel and accommoda-tion expenses for par-ents. They also help with food cards for groceries and if needed child care for other kids in the family.

    The foundation also helps with special projects when a child is coming home, like ramps, wheel chairs, special adaptations in the home.

    We started to help-ing pay for diabetes insulin pumps, before the medical system kicks in, said Koo.

    And of course the dreams. The most popular place for kids is, of course, Disney-land. Now, said Koo the kids want to meet their heroes or go to con-certs. They will even supply gaming stations for kids who cannot be around other kids because of suppressed immune systems.

    We look at all of these as dreams. We feel all events are fulfill-ing a family dream.

    From March 31 to April 1, the foundation takes part in fundrais-ing through Rink of Dreams at Bear Moun-tain Arena. This is 24 hours of hockey with teams booked in for 45 minutes each. Groups are formed and teams play against each other. There is also a silent auction, the popular balloon pop and the puck drop for a car. The

    kids do the puck drop for a bicycle. To raise funds they also host a golf tournament, get donations from the Oak Bay half-marathon, and receive funds from Vic-toria transit drivers and employees. The Help Fill a dream Foundation was started 25-years-ago by transit driver Rick Thomas, who became acquainted with a seven-year-old passenger who was suf-fering with a terminal illness.

    Any way we can help these families we do, said Koo. You feel

    so helpless, it tears par-ents hearts out to wit-ness children who have

    done nothing to bring this onto themselves.

    Koo also said she wishes they had a big-ger budget so they could help others besides kids.

    Help Fill a dream Foundation has become a champion for families in medical crisis situa-tions.

    They are always so surprised, so pleased when they get help, said Koo. It makes all the difference in the world.

    Nicole Bottles left for Baja on March 15 car-rying a camera and a back pack given to her by the Help Fill a Dream Foundation.

    She was so excited, said Koo.

    For more information on the Help Fill a Dream Foundation do to: www.helpfilladream.com, or call toll-free to 1-866-382-2711,email: info@helpfilladream.com.

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com COMMUNITY 15

    Making dreams come true for youth

    Submitted photo

    Nicole Bottles holds the camera given to her by the Help Fill a Dream Foundation which she will use on her whale watching trip.

    Denyse Koo President

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    The Dreams Program has offered trips rang-ing from family visits to Disneyland to the opportunity to meet with an admired celeb-rity, to a backyard fairy garden, or to dreams such as Joel had: to go camping with his fam-ily.

    The Family Assis-tance Program pro-vides immediate or emergency assistance to families in extreme financial difficulty in order to ease the bur-den of unexpected costs associated with a childs life-threaten-ing medical condition. Funds are provided for items such as grocer-ies, gas and travel.

    The Special Projects Program provides assis-tance that improves the quality of life for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This may include special medical equipment for mobility or stationary support and medical supplies. It may also include funding nterna-tional medical trips.

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  • 20 LIFESTYLES www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRRORJudy Burgess photo

    Surfs up!The waves at this time of the year are particularly majestic as witnessed by the lens of Judy Burgesss camera.

    An electric car got people out of their seats and into the park-ing lot at last months Transition Town Caf. Larry and Gail Danbys non-hybrid electric car, parked outside the Reading Room Caf, generated lots of dis-cussion, but there was still plenty of time to hear about plans for a community forest, ideas about bike lanes and street widths, and even to learn to knit.

    The public is invited to attend the next Tran-sition Town Caf, Sun-day, April 1. Drop in to the Reading Room Caf, next to Western Foods, anytime between 24 p.m.

    What better time than April Fools Day to discuss how money in our society is a kind of Fools Gold.

    Come explore ideas and find out how you can get involved in orga-nizing a symposium at the 2012 Sooke Slow Food Cycle (Sept. 23) on rethinking money for local resilience. Other conversations around local, sustain-able, ethical ways to build a more self-reliant community are always welcome. And the knit-ters will be there, ready to share their love of knitting with beginners.

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  • A trip through the Sooke News Mirror time machine:

    March 27, 2002 Adkens family despairs while daughter still missing.

    While at work, driv-ing his cement truck, the dad drove around a corner and saw a blonde girl riding a bike and at that moment the memories and pain flooded in.

    Jesus, that hurts, said Clayten Adkens, father of Jesokah Adkens, the 17-year-old Sooke teen last seen in the vicinity of Saseenos Elementary school on the rainy, windy night of Sept. 26.

    Agonizing memo-ries surface often for Adkens. It can be any-time, spurred by a non-chalant phrase from a bystander or sight of a blonde female teen. Then the sorrow will wash over Adkens.

    Theres no words for it. I dont know how to explain it, said Adkens, who returned to work at Butler Brothers on Jan. 1. Theres probably a million things Id like to say but where does it go? Id like to get a time machine, go back a bit and straighten this out.

    His wife, Jocelan, also went back to her job as a nurses aid on the first day of the new year. Adkens said her co-workers have shown plenty of kindness, and his cohorts have been

    supportive. March 26, 2003 Cries of discrimina-

    tion from Silver Spray developer

    The man behind a sweeping East Sooke residential and com-mercial tourist proj-ect simply wants to be treated like his fellow developers.

    As soon as they start treating me differently, theyve got a problem, said Silver Spray devel-oper Michael Thorn-ton. Im tired of getting goosed.

    At their March 13 meeting, Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Com-mission members voted to have Thorn-ton shell over money instead of Silver Spray parkand and/or other lands. They also want him to pay part of the appraisal which would determine how much upfront money he has to supply.

    But the badgered developer must wait until Land Use Commit-tee As April 23 regu-lar meeting to get offi-cial direction. LUC A is the Capital Regional District Committee which legally deals with the provision of park-land in subdivisions, according to CRD plan-ner/adminstrator Ken Cossey.

    March 28, 2007 Otter Point kicks off

    emergency planning

    Close to 40 Otter Point area residents

    turned out Sunday for an introduction to their new emergency coordi-nators.

    Shelly Mitchell and Richard Muller have volunteered to fill the positions and along with Erik Lund, CRD director for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, Alan Strickland, their CRD counterpart, and Otter Point Fire Chief Kevan Brehart, they conducted an inaugu-ral meeting at the Otter Point Fire Hall.

    The pair of Winnipeg transplants have lived in this area for several years and accepted the challenge of the com-munity posts some six weeks ago. Muller indi-cated the positions have turned out to be more

    involved than what he and his spouse, Mitch-ell had expected when they volunteered, but that they were commit-ted to doing their best for the community.

    Muller invited direc-tor Lund to provide some background to get the event under-way.

    Lund referred to an emergency program that had been in place for a very long time. The director said the program had been stud-ied about four-and-a half years ago and was found to be lacking.

    In the assessment we looked at what we had, said Lund. What we didnt have was an emergency plan that worked.

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    Nearly a year ago, District of Sooke coun-cil voted to go ahead with the controversial boardwalk. The dead-line completion was March 31, 2008.

    The boardwalk, though previously bal-lyhooed by many, was an immediate hit. Even

    before it was officially open residents were striding along taking in the scenery in the har-bour and basin. Boats, tooted their horns, tied up at the Rotary Pier and joined in the cel-ebration.

    The 1,100- foot board-walk extends from Rotary Pier, at the bot-tom of Murray Road to Ed Macgregor Park. The board walk has essentially expanded the dimensions of the park to enable people to walk the entire length of the park at sea level.

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    The EDC supports economic development activities in the Electoral Area. The EDC allocates funds to support community initiatives that improve the economy and create jobs. Projects are expected to be self-sustaining following the initial grant; ongoing activity is not normally supported. The EDC funds projects that further the Commissions objectives.

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    Philanthropy The Victoria Foundation & Black Press

    Giving wing to arts power for learning, healing, connectingBy Sarah MonteithFor Patrick Smith, artistic director and co-

    founder of the Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society, the arts are an essential link for building connection and vitality in communities.

    I believe the arts reflect the very best of the soul of humanity, he said.

    Smith, a professional musician and formerly a member of the Vancouver folk group Under The Moss, formed the Ptarmigan Society charity with band mate John McLachlan in 1991. Since then, the society has developed free or low-cost and accessible art programs and recitals that aim to engage, innovate, educate and promote healing in communities throughout Vancouver Island and in Vancouver.

    The society currently runs three core pro-grams; Mosaic for children and youth, Taking Flight for seniors, and Strength Within for peo-ple with disabilities and survivors of illness. Over the past decade, the Victoria Foundation has provided close to $25,000 for Ptarmigan pro-grams on southern Vancouver Island.

    Mosaic: a medley of art for children and youth

    Mosaic organizes a variety of visual art work-shops and musical and theatrical performances. It also fosters creative mentorships for children

    and youth living on the southern Gulf Islands. The goal has been to give students living in these small, isolated communities the opportunity to socialize and learn about their local history through different art mediums. Since its concep-tion in 2007, Ptarmigan has conducted 2,000 hours of workshops, recruited 43 local artists, and has involved 800 children in Mosaic events.

    Bryce Woollcombe, a teacher on Pender Island, credits the Ptarmigan Society for sustaining the performing arts on the island amid the increas-ing decline in arts funding for schools and says some children have been inspired to pursue a career in the arts as a result of the societys men-torships.

    Having the expertise, the time, the instru-ments and the moxie to just do community arts is essential. Ptarmigan does this with thoughtful, artful, stubborn patience.

    Taking Flight: soars with seniorsPtarmigans Taking Flight program brings

    vocal and instrumental recitals to seniors liv-ing in Victoria and the Gulf Islands, with the objective of having a positive impact on quality of life. All performances are planned with the consultation of the care facilities, therapists and activity coordinators. For many seniors, live per-formances are inaccessible due to their financial

    or physical limitations. For Smith, this is a good reason why this program exists.

    We wanted to take our programs right to the communities where people could have a hands-on experience with artistic engagement.

    Harpist Alison Vardy, who is also Ptarmigans program coordinator, has performed at seniors care homes and the Victoria Hospice and said patients and their families are appreciative of the atmosphere created by her music.

    The feedback I get is how relaxing and sooth-ing the harp music is, she said. I always get thanked and once I got a kiss from a woman whose husband was a [hospice] patient!

    Strength Within: tapping the healing power of the arts

    The Strength Within program focuses on pro-viding members of the special needs commu-nity with ways to experience positive interactions through workshops and music events in hopes of encouraging social engagement, creativity, and self esteem. Activities span a range of art forms, from music to drama, to visual arts to dance, giv-ing participants such as survivors of childhood cancer the opportunity to express their expe-riences and connect with others whove shared similar trauma.

    For more information on programs, events,

    or how to get involved with the Ptarmigan Soci-ety, see http://ptarmigansociety.org/contact/. For more information about the Victoria Founda-tion, see www.victoriafoundation.ca.

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    Working Together how philanthropy shapes our community

    1 2 3

    41. Children at the Pender Island school take part in a music

    session as part of the Island Mosaic project, Pender Island School.

    2. Harpist Alison Vardy at a Ptarmigan Taking Flight seniors performance at James Bay Lodge. The Taking Flight program received one of the 2012 grants from the Ernest and Hazel Kay Fund. Created from a bequest of $1.1M from the Kay family, this fund, administered by the Victoria Foundation, supports projects to improve the quality of life for seniors on southern Vancouver Island.

    3. Ptarmigan facilitator Tina Farmilo and children in the Island Mosaic arts project on Mayne Island.

    4. Ptarmigan staff and participants at the Strength Within sum-mer camp for survivors of childhood cancer, Pender Island.

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    Learn more at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca or call 250 381-5532

    Enjoy the certainty that you have done the right thing.Tony Gooch,member of the Victoria Foundations Victoria Circle

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    Take Notice that the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board intends to adopt Bylaw 3795, Community Parks Regulations (Juan de Fuca and Salt Spring Island Electoral Areas) Bylaw No.1, 2012, at its meeting on Wed., April 11, 2012 to be held at 1:30 pm, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC.

    The purpose of Bylaw 3795 is to provide regulations for the use of community parks and trails in the Juan de Fuca and Salt Spring Island Electoral Areas and to provide enforcement powers to authorized personnel. The bylaw includes regulations regarding:3XEOLFConductResponsibility for Actions of Minors &DPSLQg 3reservation of Natural Features, Wildlife and 3ark Features $QLPDOVLQCommunity 3arks )Lrearms and Hunting 0otor Vehicles Commercial Services, Activities or Demonstrations3Oaygrounds and CourtsSalt Spring Island Farmers Market 3enalties3ark Use 3ermitsFees

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    CHARLEBOIS, EuclideMarch 15, 2012

    Passed away peacefully, at the Victoria General Hospital on Thursday March 15, 2012. Euclide (Charlie) George Charlebois of Sooke; age 89 years. Beloved son of the late mile Charlebois and the late Hleria Leroux. Dear brother of Yvette PrudHomme, Fernand and Maurice Charlebois, Laurette Boisvenue and Claudette Larocque. Predeceased by brothers Florian, Ernest, Omer, Paul, Laurent and Armand Charlebois and by sisters Eva and Blanche Charlebois, and Aline Laferriere. Left behind numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed and fondly remembered, by his many dear friends in Sooke, specially his coffee cronies at A & W. and his close neighbors the Vieiras. Memorial Mass Service will be Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 6221 Sooke Rd, Fr. Michael Favero presiding. Tea to follow service. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church New Church Project would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolence may be left at 6221 Sooke Rd, P.O. Box 566,Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1H5 Ph: (250) 642-3945 Fax: (778) 425-3945 strose@shawbiz.ca

    On September 21, 2010, at East Sooke Road, Sooke, BC, Peace Of cer(s) of the Sooke RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,873.41 CAD, on or about 23:44 Hours.The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence under Section 5(2) (possession for purpose of traf cking) and Section 7(1) (production of substance) CDSA.Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO le Number: 2011-747, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

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    Sooke hosts 22nd hockey tourney Sooke hosts 22nd hockey tourney

    Volunteers from Sooke helped put together the 22nd annual Sooke Spring Breakaway hockey tournament from March 22-25 at SEAPARC arena. The fun-driven competition saw 20 different novice and initiation teams from Sooke, Juan de Fuca, Comox, Port Alberni, Saanich, Victoria and Cowichan Valley. Rich DAppolonia, coach for the Sooke Blue team, said the tournament is designed entirely for fun. I dont think the kids care about the scores at all, theyre just out there having fun, he said. Each team played four games over the four-day tournament, which may seem gruelling for a group of kids under the age of eight, but they all took it in stride. It is a lot of hockey, but they were all troopers and they all loved it. I didnt hear any kid complain about being on the ice. According to five-year-old Rowan-Jean DAppolonia, player for the Sooke Blue team, the best part of the tournament was playing hockey and winning the pizza shoot out. (Clockwise from top left) Victoria Racquet Club player slides on the ice, but still makes an effort to take the puck from a Sooke White player at SEAPARC on March 23. Sooke White goalie makes a save during the pizza shoot out after the March 23 game. The final score was 7-3 Sooke. The players from opposing teams, run the puck down the ice. A handful of players swarm for the puck.

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    The Sooke Seahawks pre-atom football team, comprised of 10-11 year olds, practice at Journey Middle School Field on March 20. According to coach Andy Carrier, the team learned proper blocking techniques during the practice.

    MIJO Little Kickers advance to next level Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Little Kickers, a preschool level Tae-kwondo group with MIJO Sport, earned their first level belt on March 15.

    Three kids, aged three to five, learned the basics of the Korean martial art, obtaining skills like basic stands, blocks and self-de-fence.

    According to Michelle Carpenter, teacher and co-founder of MIJO Sport, the kids had been training for five months.

    The group is the first to earn a yellow stripe with MIJO Sport in Sooke.

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    Carpenter said the three preschool aged kids were nervous at the prescence of older kids, but eventually got comfortable enough to be examined.

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    Things have been going really well and my programs have been well received in the community, Car-penter said.

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    Michelle Carpenter, Mijo Sport co-founder and trainer, celebrates with her newly minted yellow stripe students.

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    Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Sooke Celtics ended their season,sixth in the First Divi-sion of the VancouverIsland Soccer League after a tied game of1-1 with Cowichan FC at Fred Milne Park on March 23.

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    We tied them 1-1, and unfortunately thatmeant we didnt get into provincials because weneeded to win, he said, adding the tie game alsomeant Cowichan didnt win the league.

    It was too bad no team came out with anything for that game, he said.

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    He said one of thestrongest assets of the game, was the return of Sooke player Daniel Bergerud.

    The two teams have developed a friendlyrivalry over the season, after a few big games,according to Scott.

    There was definitelysome rivalry with Cow-ichan. Weve had somebig games over the years, weve had somecontroversy in some areas.

    The Celtics lost their semi-final Jackson cupgame 4-0 against Cow-ichan at Bear Mountain on March 19.

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  • The sixth race of the 2012 Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Comox Valley RV Half-Marathon, was held March 18.

    Down from 509 in 2011, 431 runners came out to run the mildly undulating course through the Comox Valley. The tempera-ture was seasonal, with sunny and calm conditions. The time in brackets next to the overall time is the 100M sprint time.

    The overall win-ner was Jim Finlay-son (40-44) from APEX Runners with a course record of 1:07:29 and a sprint time of 17:47. Finlayson was also the top Male Master win-ner.

    The overall female was Melissa Ross (25-29) from the Ocean-side Running Club with a time of 1:20:24 and 17th overall (18:71).

    The top Female Mas-ter was Nancy Baxen-dale (50-54) in a time of 1:27:40 and 53rd overall (25:70).

    The Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR) had nine runners in seven various age groups covering the course and finished with five top 10 fin-ishes.

    Good job everyone. Leading the STARRs was Sarah-Mae Pyn-dus (25-29) in a time of 1:35:34 (2011 time 1:54:23) and was fourth

    in a field of 23 and good for 109th overall (25:44). Super run !

    Next over the line was Ryan-James Adam (25-29) with an impres-sive 1:36:43 (2008 time 1:41:50) and was 12th in a fast field of 17 and 121st overall (23.99).

    Next to cross the line was Jonathan Dvorak (35-39). Dvorak came in with a 1:47:40. He

    placed 17th in a field of 23 and was 221st over-all (27:71).

    Our next runner to hit the mat was Mark Ziegler (55-59). Mark came in with a 1:50:59 (2011 time 1:45:09) and was ninth in a field 18 and 239th overall (26:97).

    Our next lady in was Karen Way. In her first Comox Valley

    Half, Karen did a sub two hour run (1:59:13) and was 14th in a field of 25 and 301st over-all (31:16). Good job Karen.

    Next to cross was Vince Trahan (65-69) in a time of 2:05:25 (2010 time 2:04:18) and was sixth in a field of 11 and 341st overall (26:88).

    Also in her first Comox Valley Half was

    Charmaine Munro (45-49). She was in with a 2:21:05 and was 24th in a field of 25 (29:22).

    Next to come in was Rintje Raap (70-74). Raap was in with a 2:26:53 (2011 time 2:15:28) and was sev-enth in a field of nine and 408th overall (31:39).

    Closing out our STARR field was Bruce

    Hawkes (70-74). Hawkes opted to race walk the course and he was in with a 2:53:26 (2011 run time 2:13:04) and was eighth and 422nd over-all (44:47).

    STARR remains in seventh place with 658 points.

    To all the STARRs...outstanding. You are the best! Our STARR sprinter was Ryan-

    James Adam with a 23:99. Our next race weekend will be the Merville 15K on April 1 at 11 AM. See you there.

    By Vince Trahan

    30 SPORTS www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    Leonardo Maekawa, one part of the Sooke brother and sister skat-ing duo, performed in the on-ice adaption of Grease with an injury on March 24-25.

    The show itself entailed six weeks of rehearsal, six days a week for about an hour each time.

    The dedicated skater broke his ankle last October after he took a jump and landed incor-rectly. The injury ended the season early for him and his 17-year-old sister Pilar Maekawa, whom he skates in pairs with.

    Although the setback

    may have been dis-couraging for others, Maekawa,19, views the injury introspectively.

    That little incident cost us the season, but everything happens for a reason, he said.

    The injury didnt stop Maekawa from per-forming the lead role of Danny, the protagonist who forms an unlikely relationship with the new girl in town, at his best. Although he could only physically partici-pate in two of the six weeks of rehearsal, Maekawa attended each practice and learned the sequences visually.

    Maekawa said the show ramified his love for skating.

    It was a moment of euphoria, he said. It just brought my love for skating to a whole new level. Me and my sister love performing for audiences, this is like a little treat for us.

    According to Maekawa, the three productions at Archie Browning Sports Cen-tre were nearly sold out each time, with many returning spectators.

    It went perfect, it was excellent. All three shows were a great suc-cess, the crowd loved it, they were cheering after every single per-formance, he said.

    We were all very sad to see the show end.

    The pair have been skating for 12 years, and

    Maekawa said theyve been, eating, sleeping and breathing skating for a long time.

    Its almost like my sanctuary, Maekawa said.

    He said the next plan of action is to regroup, and focus on the upcoming season, which will hopefully lead them to the inter-national scene.

    Were hoping to, once my ankle gets healed up, to get into the international level, he said, adding the pair have their eyes on Olympic ice.

    Leonardo hopes his ankle will heal this April in time for the interna-tional season in Sep-tember.

    Sookes road runners attend Comox race Nine runners from Sooke from different ages ran along the undulating course on the mid Island

    Sooke skater performs with injured ankle Sharron Ho photo

    Leonardo and Pilar Maekawa, dressed up in their Grease on Ice garb. Leonardo played the lead roll of Danny, the protagnoist who forms an unlikely relationship with Sandy, the new girl in town. Pilar played Cha Cha, the female villain who steals Danny from lead Sandy. Accord ing to Leonardo, the show at the Archie Browning Sports Centre nearly sold out for the three performances.

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