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  • MUD HENS Three local potters take part

    in major exhibition and sale.

    Page 23

    BROOMHILL PARK Popular biking trails in

    Broomhill Park dismantled.

    Page 27

    Your community, your classi eds P24 75Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 21Sports/stats Page 27

    Agreement#40110541

    SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O R

    Steve Arnett photo

    Ahoy there!Sailors competing in the Swiftsure International Yacht Race were captured through the lens close to Secretary Island, Sooke is in the background. This Santa Cruz 50 is the Incantation out of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, skippered by David Ratner. She finished ninth in the Swiftsure Lightship Classic.The photo on the right was taken from the Sooke bluffs on the Strait of Juan de Fuca late on Sunday afternoon. This years race was the 69th race since 1930. There are a number of divisions in the classic race, both long course and inshore races.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Fire destroys empty trailer

    Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to a trailer fire around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

    The trailer was immersed in flames when fire crews arrived to the scene on the 3000-block of Michelson Road in Otter Point.

    Approximately a dozen firefighters from the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Depart-ment responded to the fire, with mutual aid from the Sooke Fire Rescue Service.

    Located on a heavily treed lot, foilage surrounding the trailer began to burn.

    The trees right next to the trailer were starting to spark and burn, but once

    we knocked the fire on the trailer, the trees went out, said Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief, Kevan Brehart.

    Within half an hour the fire was controlled, and fire crews remained on the scene until about 4 a.m. to do clean up work.

    The now charred mobile home functioned as an external building on the property, and no one was residing in the structure at the time of the fire.

    One neighbour called the Sooke News Mirror to state that there was debris from an explosion in/at the trailer all over the road.

    No one was harmed, and the cause of the fire is cur-rently unknown.

    SFD photo

    A blaze caused by, what some say was an explosion in an unoccupied trailer, had Otter Point and Sooke firefighters responsing in the early morning on Saturday.

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  • 2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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  • Randall Garrison, MP - Esquimalt Juan de Fuca, on May 19, pre-sented 30 Queen Eliza-beth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to recipients who live in Esquimalt/Juan de Fuca and have made significant con-tributions to their com-munity and Canada.

    These 30 individuals have dedicated much of their life to make the community of Greater Victoria and Canada a better place. said Gar-rison. I am proud to present these Medals on behalf of the Queen in recognition of her 60 years as Queen, he continued.

    The Queens Diamond

    Jubilee Medal was cre-ated to celebrate Her Majestys accession to the Throne 60 years ago. This commemora-tive medal is a tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, Victo-ria and Canada. It pro-vides an opportunity to look back and recog-nize those who make Canada what it is today, and to look forward and recognize youth who are actively involved in our countrys future.

    The medal recipients were recommended to Member of Parlia-ment Randall Garrison

    by a small committee of community volun-teers. Over 50 nomi-

    nations were received after a March advertis-ing campaign to inform

    the community of the medals.

    Recipients at Sooke

    Ceremony:

    SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 www.sookenewsmirror.com NEWS 3

    Up Sooke

    Thumbs Up!

    FATHERS DAY STORIES

    DO YOU HAVE a favourite story about your father?

    DID HE MAKE a difference in your life?

    SEND US A short story (max 300 words) about your dad and we will publish them in the June 13 issue. We require your submissions by June 10 for inclusion.

    A ROYAL CONNECTIONDO YOU HAVE

    memorabilia relating to the Royal family which you would be willing to share during an exhibition at the Sooke Region Museum?

    SOOKE ROYAL CONNECTIONS opens on June 26. Contact the museum at 250-642-6351 or email: info@sookeregionmuseum.com. Find them on Facebook.

    QUEEN?THE WHAT THE Queen

    means to me competition is still open. Deadline is June 11. Cash prizes for student entries. Deliver to Sooke News Mirror office or the museum. Info: 250-642-6351.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO RYDER Hesjedal who made history with his win in the Giro dItalia.

    HE IS THE first Canadian to win in this race.

    Selling inn not an easy decisionPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Last week it was announced that the Sooke Harbour House was for sale for $5.9 million. Now that it is out in the open it is easier for the owners to speak about the reasons why.

    Frederique Philip, co-owner of the Sooke Harbour House said people should realize businesses are always up for sale at some point, and their decision was not an easy one.

    Frederique, and her husband Sinclair, have owned the quaint inn on 2.5 acres for 33 years and a lot has happened to the family during that time some personal, some unavoidable.

    The current recession has put a lot of stress on the couple and while it may not be the best time to sell, they felt it was time to think about themselves. They did not want to be older with bad health.

    We looked at our life and stress is not good, said Frederique.

    Our children said we worked too much.

    For years the family devoted all of their time to the inn. They lived in the basement and put in long, long hours and lots of energy to make the inn successful. They have long supported the arts through hosting art shows and purchasing individual artists work which adorns the inn and the property. Frederique is a little piqued by the ease with which some businesses have gotten approvals and permits, the same hasnt happened for the Sooke Harbour House over the years,

    I see all the things they (the district) has done for the Prestige and for 33 years they have been against us its time to think about ourselves, said Philip. We would have enough to live comfortably and maybe I have 20 more years, if everything is good, she said.

    A large part of the community have been great supporters and others never recognized what the Philips did for

    the town. They always had to pay for things other businesses got. In the 33 years they have been in business they have brought millions of dollars into Sooke, says Philip. They want Sooke to thrive, they employ 50 employees they feel responsible for.

    Im responsible for my mortgage and all my staffs mortgages.

    She said some people

    have put a negative spin on the fact they are selling the Sooke Harbour House but for them it is a positive move, and they will stay in Sooke its their home.

    Frederique has plans to do many incredible things, including perhaps a line of products for the Sooke Harbour House. Theres the fashion

    show in August, travel, family and other as yet unnamed projects.

    Back in 2010 the Sooke Harbour House was valued at $8.75 and the Philips had to look at what was realistic in this current economic climate. The inn has been showered with rave reviews, awards and kudos and is considered by the critics to be one of the

    best small inns in the world. Sinclair Philip has consistently won Wine Spectator awards for their wine cellar and is one of the first to espouse the Slow Food Movement and 100 Mile Diet.

    It all takes its toll and both Frederique and Sinclair have less energy than they used to have.

    Its a relief in a way, I want to think more of me and my close family, said Philip.

    Real estate agent for the Philips Peter Berrill, who is currently in Europe said, The business has done well for many years with a international reputation that reaches around the world. The value of the land and busines is well worth the asking price as a matter of fact we have had appraisals well in excess of $5,990,000 within the last two years. Sinclair and his wife have dedicated their lives into creating this legend in Sooke. Now they are looking at all their options.

    File photo

    In happier days, Frederique, Nishka and Sinclair Philip in front of the inn that became world famous because of the dedication of the Philip family.

    MP awards Diamond Jubilee medals to local citizensContd on page 26

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  • Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Tugwell Creek Farm and Meadery held its fourth annual event for Day of the Honey Bee on May 27.

    Dozens of people were expected to pass through for the event, which had a variety of activities like wine tasting, face painting, tours of the premises and interaction with bee experts.

    Bob Liptrot, co-ow-ner of Tugwell Creek Farm and Meadery and life-long bee farmer, said the purpose of hol-ding the event was to build public awareness on bees and their pro-minent role in food pro-duction.

    Were really trying to get a message across to the public that bees are an integral part of agriculture, he said. Theyre critical to the well-being of the food supply chain, without honey bees and the other pollinators our food diversity would diminish greatly.

    With 30 per cent of food coming from pol-linators, Liptrot said products like fruits, vegetables and even dairy and beef would be negatively impacted from the disappearance of bees and pollinators.

    Without pollinators well be seriously com-promised, and I dont know if it will be the end of humanity like some people predict, but it would definitely make it a lot harder to subsist.

    In addition to produ-cing honey and mead, the business is involved in a nation-wide pro-

    ject to breed a stron-ger genetics of bees and is a strong partici-pant in the TLC Land Conservancys Pollina-tor Enhancement Pro-ject.

    Liptrot said of the 12 acres of land, only one third is cultivated for use. The remaining eight acres are reser-ved, and left untouched to create natural habi-tats for bees and other wildlife like birds and

    bears. Nathalie Chamber,

    TLC Land Conservancy program assistant for agricultural programs, said Liptrot and his partner Dana LeComte are often mentioned as exemplars in regards to bee conservation.

    Essentially theyre amazing farmers the amount of biodiversity on their farm is perfect for keeping the habi-tat necessary for the

    bees.According to Cham-

    ber, bees have seen a decline of 90 per cent on Vancouver Island in the past three years.

    She said the situa-tion has worsened after the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture lifted a 22-year-old ban restric-ting the import of bees onto Vancouver Island in April 2010. Lifting the quarantine meant potentially diseased

    bees could introduce infections into local honey bee colonies and native species on the island that did not exist before.

    In an effort to help the dire strait of native bee species, the TLC Land Conservancy has adopted a three step approach: one, reco-gnize and protect bee habitats; two, plant flo-wering plants for bees to pollinate, particu-larly between Febru-ary to November when native bees forage; and three, leave toxic pesti-cides aside.

    The Tugwell Creek Farm and Meadery was the first meadery to open its doors to the public in 2003 in Western Canada, and is currently being refor-matted to become an ecomuseum.

    The farm is located on 8750 West Coast Road and more infor-mation is available at: www.tugwellcreekfarm.com

    For bee conservation tips, visit the TLC Land Conservancy blog at: http://bit.ly/dOYvV5

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    The importance of bees

    Sharron Ho photos

    David Proctor, from Colwood, and his two sons Liam, 8, and Noah, 6, peer into the exhibition hive at the Tugwell Creek Farm and Meaderys Day of the Honey Bee event on May 27. Below, Bob Liptrot talks to a tour group.

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  • Bridging the cultural divide

    If you saw some new faces in Sooke last week, they may have been part of a cultural exchange between Rotary Districts in Can-ada and India.

    Back in January, Neil and Maggie Flynn vis-ited Gujarat, India in a Rotary Fellowship Exchange (RFE). Over several weeks they were housed and fed by local Rotarians and toured around the region famed as the birthplace of Gandhi. Last week those hosts turned visi-tors and stopped in Sooke for three nights on their voyage across Vancouver Island and western Washing-ton. The visitors were treated to a whirlwind tour of Sookes sights and activities including artist studios, beach walks, salmon conser-vation and salmon fish-ing plus visits to all of the local Rotary sup-ported projects.

    The service aspect of Rotary is highly visi-ble in our community, but the clubs second pillar is fellowship, emphasizing friends-hip locally and across borders. Friendship exchanges are between districts, where a dele-gation visits another region, staying in Rota-rians homes to learn about the culture. And in return, a delegation from the other country responds in turn.

    Vipul Patel, from Vapi, explains how

    taking part in a Friend-ship Exchange is more than just tourism.

    A tourist visits other countries to see the monuments. A busi-nessman comes to make money. A poli-tician comes to make a name. RFE is such a unique program, you meet person to person, and learn about the cul-ture.

    And everyone invol-ved did indeed learn some memorable cul-tural lessons, seeing up close the vast diffe-rences in geography, religion, history, and economy, as well as things as fundamen-tal as eating habits. But maybe more sur-prising, after getting used to each others customs, was realizing how fundamentally similar we all are; sha-ring the human traits of pursuing a happy and healthy life, working to

    provide for ourselves and our loved ones, wanting the best for our children, and fin-ding fun where we can as our lives unfold.

    Narendra Saboo, from Surat Seaface, emphasizes that a Friendship Exchange, is not only travelling distances, going to homes and looking at places, it is travelling distances from heart to heart, building homes away from homes, and

    building memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

    A memorable visit indeed, for both the visitors and the visited. After a lunch presen-tation at the Prestige Hotel on Wednesday, Sooke Rotary president, Deb Johnston, handed off the Gujarat visitors to the care of the Oak Bay club, wishing them well on the rest of their journey.

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    Exchange enhances friendships

    Submitted photo

    Rotarian exchange members Narendra and Sadhana Saboo, Vipul and Priti Patel, Bharat and Meera Sheth and Dr. Vinod Kumar and Archana Goyal were in Sooke on a whirlwind tour.

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    Ride a hogSooke Fire Chief, Steve Sorensen, manned the grill for the departments fundraiser for muscular dystrophy on May 26 in front of Western Foods. Tickets were sold for a draw for a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Only 3,000 tickets are printed, and one ticket costs $20. Proceeds will be donated to the firefighter charity, Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Draw on Aug. 12.

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    Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The Coast Guard Auxiliary was officially rebranded across the province as the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue to reflect the distinct com-munity-based nature of the organization on May 26.

    The name change will distinguish the vol-unteer-based marine rescue service from its government funded counterpart, the Cana-dian Coast Guard.

    According to Sookes RCM-SAR station leader, Robert Roe, the name change is welcomed as it will help identify the organization as com-pletely volunteer run and partly donation funded.

    (Its) very significant, hopefully itll make a big difference to fund-raising when people realize were not part of

    the government. According to a press

    release, RCM-SAR ves-sels are bought and maintained by local societies. Monetary support for each sta-tion comes from local fundraising, provincial gaming grants, corpo-rate contributions, leg-acies and private dona-tions.

    The Sooke RCM-SAR, which has been in place since 1987, responded to 40 calls in the last 12 months, ranging from

    searches for missing persons, environmen-tal hazards and broken down vessels.

    The service oper-ates 24/7 with 26 active members, going offline only when boats are not functioning, and works closely with the RCMP, firefighters, ambulance, Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue and even, on occasion, the US Coast Guard.

    Roe said the organi-zation is always looking for new members, and

    extensive training in areas like seamanship, navigation, communi-cations and first aid will be provided.

    The RCM-SAR has more than 1,000 volun-teers around the prov-ince and serves 46 dif-ferent communities on the West Coast and the interior of B.C.

    In 2011, the RCM-SAR committed 55,000 hours of service, responded to 700 missions and saved 146 lives.

    CG Auxiliary rebranded

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  • 8 EDITORIAL www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 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

    B.C. Views by Tom Fletcher

    With ongoing pipeline and oil tanker skirmishes, and a hot summer for mining and logging still to come, the green war in B.C. shows no signs of slowing down.

    Things are already hot in the Fraser Valley, where the federal governments change to the definition of fish habitat has opened a new front on the farms.

    Farmers briefly got into the public discussion by hauling a couple of cute calves into downtown Vancouver and staging a television-friendly demo in front of the federal fisheries office. They have been saying for decades that imposing salmon stream regulations on drainage ditches around their fields is impractical.

    Fraser Valley Conservative MPs Randy Kamp and Mark Strahl even had the nerve to meet with local mayors to hear their concerns about B.C.s most productive farmland, without inviting self-appointed activists.

    Arrayed against them is an environmental lobby whose deep green wing was defined by Marvin Rosenau, a former provincial biologist who now teaches fish, wildlife and recreation technology at BCIT.

    Mark Strahl is leading the charge of eco-fascists intent on making the last dime off the backs of the last remnants of an absolutely spectacular ecosystem, Rosenau told the Chilliwack Progress. A massive and productive floodplain

    of fish and aquatic values has been drained, ditched, tiled and laser-leveled for agricultural profit.

    The same could be said for the broad fields of Richmond and Pitt Polder farms north of the Fraser, a wetland diked and drained by Dutch settlers after World War II. Farms are industrializing the landscape, said Rosenau, who stopped short of calling for them all to be shut down.

    At the provincial level we have a new Animal Health Act, which threatens heavy fines or even jail time for prematurely leaking reports of serious animal disease outbreaks. This was also portrayed as a jack-booted sellout of the publics right to know, putting the business interests of land and ocean farms ahead of public safety.

    Heres whats really happening. As is generally the case with meat inspection and livestock issues, the federal government is imposing rules on provinces in the wake of avian flu and mad cow outbreaks. Canadian beef was banned in 30 countries after a single infected cow was identified in Alberta in 2003.

    B.C. Agriculture Minister Don McRae assures me this legislation will not result in reporters or environmental activists being thrown in jail for telling the public about sick animals. They and the farmers themselves can say all they want, once infections are confirmed and quarantines established.

    McRae and Paul Kitching, B.C.s chief veterinarian, pleaded for the public to understand that any farm reporting system must rely on voluntary compliance by farmers.

    When the B.C. government took the advice of B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and began releasing fish farm inspection data in 2010, the operators stopped providing samples voluntarily. The fish farmers position was that you can have a co-operative system of farm inspections or one thats imposed, but not both.

    Imposing inspections on land farms across B.C.s vast area is even less practical. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein famously observed that the next rancher to find a possible mad cow should have shot, shoveled and shut up rather than file a report and devastate the industry.

    Denham, the NDP and others appear to operate under an assumption that there should be sufficient government resources to sample and inspect every farm across B.C. for reportable contagious illnesses. This is similar to the fashionable notion that we should have enough park rangers to guard every cedar tree.

    Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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    Scenes from the farm trenches

    Seven months in and all is well

    OUR VIEW

    There is something happening at city hall that is totally unexpected and welcome.

    Meetings where things actually get done, bylaws are passed and people get on with their business. There are less people in the gallery stepping up to complain about decisions made by council. Sure, there was a honeymoon period and the blush of it is kind of over but it appears that the marriage is solid and the promises made at the inaugural altar are being kept.

    Business is getting done and a lot of credit has to go to the committees which were formed early on in this administration. The committees, comprised of public and elected, can hash out the details, present them to council, and get the ball rolling. Previous councils were very resistant to forming committees, but now

    we see they actually work far better than just six members of council and one mayor pouring over the details trying to put their heads around the issues. The competent staff at the district office are doing their jobs and council is approving their recommendations. This is all good.

    Councils marriage is only seven months old and a lot of adjustments have had to be made, but the marriage is on solid ground. Some things will not be sustainable, like a zero per cent tax increase, but by looking closely at everything this council has the opportunity for thorough knowledge of what is going on. No one works in isolation and it is being proven that a good team can win over the critics. Kudos for the first seven months, so far so good.

    ...promises made at the inaugural altar are being kept.

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    ANOTHER VIEW

  • DND cuts disappoint

    At the same time that the Deptartment of National Defense (DND) has admitted that the numbers of suicide inci-dents in the Canadian Forces have risen, how is it possible that the department is eliminat-ing the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring of post-traumatic stress disor-ders? They are actu-ally reducing the num-ber of epidemiologists and researchers who analyze mental health issues.

    This government has previously asserted that dealing with such health issues is a prior-ity. How can the gov-ernment announce on the one hand that it appreciates the sacri-fices made by our vet-erans and then turn around and cut the services and research efforts needed to treat those same men and women, at a time when they need it most?

    The Legion is extremely concerned with this move, espe-cially with the increase of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces. The full extent of the cases of mental illness, arising from the heavy operational tempo in the Balkans and Afghanistan, has not likely been felt yet.

    The government and Canadians have sent these men and women to deploy and serve in these missions abroad and therefore have a moral obligation to

    ensure they are prop-erly cared for once they return. The announced cuts give the govern-ment a failing grade. Without operational research in this area, Canada will be forced to resort to reactive treatment while aban-doning the proactive education and preven-tion of mental illness to our troops.

    It is unacceptable that these cuts been made on the backs of our most vulnerable and mentally ill sol-diers, sailors, airmen and airwomen. There is no better way to dem-onstrate their commit-ment to support the men and women who serve their country then by not making

    these cuts.Patricia (Pat)

    Varga Dominion Pres-ident Royal Canadian

    Legion

    Hope and idealism

    Utopian escapism has been tried and failed many, many times

    Mr. Eberhardt, if you and your people want to keep this area in an eco-nomically depressed state, then go ahead, I dont really care, Im retired. I just thought maybe your kids would like to live and work here, but hey, they are your kids, do with them what you like.

    I dont know why I even poked my nose

    into the issue. Like I said, Im set up, I own my property outright, and I have a meager pension and I have no real stake in an economic stimu-lation locally, but your kids? What about your kids? There is no rea-son why I should care about them, but you? Why would you want to make life difficult for your own kids by keep-ing this area economi-cally depressed?

    But go ahead, save the world on your own terms; for my money you dont make sense. I admire your hope and idealistic inclination, but I cringe at your naivety and your unre-alistic methodology.

    Like I said in my brief former letter, when you

    find an answer, call us, well all listen.

    FYI, there is new infor-mation coming out that is suggesting that the sun is not as stable as was previously thought and that wide variations in solar output could be the actual reason for our frequent, sporadic and sometimes severe Ice Age extremes.

    N.E. MacNabShirley

    Down on laundromat and car wash

    We are concerned about the front page article that appeared in the Sooke News Mir-ror on May 16, 2012. From start to finish, the article reads like a paid advertisement. Except for the last seven words of a full front page story, your article reads like this project is a done deal. The photo is misleading as it does not include the added municipal

    Deliver by mail or hand to our office, or e-mail editor@sooke-newsmirror.com.

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    LETTERS

    iWe asked: Have you noticed this spring is a bit colder than years previous?

    Well, I only moved here last year, but I found last

    spring a lot colder than this spring.

    Colin WestfallSooke

    Yeah, its been colder.

    Joe LatkaSooke

    No, actually I was thinking it was warmer.

    Drea GibsonSooke

    Its chilly, very chilly.

    Elizabeth PikeSooke

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    Caterpillars are among us

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Caterpillars are being found on bushes and branches. Once the caterpillars have hatched, the simplest way to control them is to remove and destroy the larvae and their nests by stripping or pruning them from branches. Burning the nests, a traditional method of control, is no longer recommended because of the fire hazard. You can cut them off and place in soapy water.

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  • signs announcing an approval process.

    At this point the proj-ect is far from certain and involves a text amendment to the cur-rent zoning. Our com-munity plan pushes for a walkable vibrant down-town core oriented to the waterfront. Based on that plan, automo-tive services are not permitted in this area of downtown Sooke. A change in zoning usage will require that an approval process take place. Good jour-nalistic practice would be to inform Sooke citi-zens of this proposed project, and announce the beginning of the approval process, and not to make biased statements about the merits of the project.

    We would like to see a more balanced article that encourages Sooke citizens to consider the issues. While a laundro-mat may be a welcome addition in the down-town core, we question whether Sooke needs the biggest laundromat on Vancouver Island. If the need is urgent, there are two empty store fronts beside Vil-lage Foods that could be immediately put to this use. We need to ask, Does a million dol-lar car wash belong in downtown Sooke?

    Our current commu-nity plan says no. We encourage our commu-nity to get involved in this discussion. Have a look at Sookes official community plan www.sooke.ca/EN/main/doc-uments/district_plans.html and decide for yourself what is best for our community.

    Rob Martin and Helen Ritts

    Sooke

    Report anything suspicious

    A day without a loved one is uncomfortable, a month without a loved one is unbearable and a year without a loved one leads to despair, heartbreak and over-whelming grief.

    The Scott family appeals to the public, especially as people go out and about in the outdoors this coming summer holiday sea-son, to report anything they find suspicious or of interest to the RCMP. The family is hoping that the break they need will come soon, and it will likely come from good people like you.

    Unbelievably, my 20- year-old niece, Madison Scott, remains missing after mysteriously dis-appearing on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from the Hogsback Lake forestry

    campsite 25 kms south of Vanderhoof, one hour west of Prince George. She was camping with a group of young peo-ple, new found friends, from Vanderhoof. The group was celebrating a friends birthday and

    at the end of the eve-ning Maddy was left on her own in her tent. Everyone else left the party by about 4 a.m. Something happened between 4 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. that led to Mad-dys disappearance; foul play is suspected.

    Maddy remains miss-ing despite a vigorous and in depth RCMP investigation and ongo-ing efforts by family and friends. Someone knows where she is but they have not come for-ward with the truth.

    The purpose of this letter is to appeal to all British Columbians and visitors to be watch-ful for and mindful of anything suspicious as they head out into the outdoors as spring and summer approach.

    Our family needs everyones help. Our hearts are shattered by Maddys disappear-ance.

    Further information, including photos of Maddy, can be found on findmaddy.ca, madi-sonscott.ca or the Help Find Madison Scott

    Facebook page. If any-one knows anything, hears anything, sees anything that will help bring Madison home to her family please call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (anony-mously, if needed).

    You can also write to Madison Scott Search, Box 1190, Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0.

    Thank you for helping us to find Maddy and for helping to put our family back together again.

    Sincerely and grate-fully,

    Sandra Kelly Klassen

    Williams Lake, B.C.

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    Contd from page 9 LETTERSTsunami flotsam

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    Flotsam from the tsunami which struck Japan last year is beginning to appear along local shorelines. A Sooke News Mirror reader sent in this photo of a float.

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    Whatever happened to the blue bus?

    Since 1998, a blue 1968 Leyland Double Decker bus has trav-elled around Sooke, and was initially seen parked at the Ever-green Centre and Sooke Centre Mall.

    The bus functioned as a youth outreach project for children and offered a variety of recreational activi-ties to promote the healthy development of children -- spiritually, mentally and physi-cally, according to Rick Wismer, director of Bus Ministries.

    The project evolved and eventually shifted its focus solely to First Nations children, with permission from the respective communi-ties.

    The bus was outfit-ted with a lounge area, entertainment system, video games and snack bar. Different services were held in and around the bus like sports, arts and crafts, snacks time and bible story read-ings.

    Wismer said he had seen children over-come very troubled cir-cumstances through-out his years of running the program.

    However, after over a decade of service, the bus was decom-missioned in April 2011 due to expenses related to maintenance and repairs.

    According to Wis-mer, the retirement of the blue bus, formally dubbed Refuge Bus, was met with dismay by the many children who participated in weekly programs held in the vessel.

    With many of them asking Whats Next?

    The Bus Ministries is currently fundraising for a new bus, which will be outfitted in a similar fashion to its predecessor. The proj-ect is estimated to cost $238,000, which Wismer hopes will be raised by August 2012.

    The bus in question, which will officially be named the Blue Bus, is a 1998-2002 Prevost H3-45.

    Wismer said the ministry wants to pur-chase a quality vehicle that will last for several years and achieve the future vision of expand-ing to other First Nations on southern Vancouver Island.

    The program is still currently running on T-Sou-ke Nation, Tsey-cum and Beecher Bay, with volunteers driving to location in their per-sonal vehicles, toting all equipment and gear

    along. The Blue Bus Minis-

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    Arts & EntertainmentPerceiving with the senses allows artist to bloomPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Sandy Terry is on an amazing journey and she doesnt know where it will end.

    Her journey is her own blossoming as an artist.

    After spending 32 years of her life as a teacher, she has now become the pupil.

    When I retired I promised myself I was going to paint, said Terry. I thought I would do it just for the fun of it then I realized I was winning awards. I always knew I could draw and I am a print-maker, but I didnt know about this.

    This is a nature-in-spired series of acrylic paintings of flowers similar to and inspired by Georgia OKeefe.

    She is drawn to cap-ture the simple elegance in the curve of a leaf, subtle shifts of colour and the radiance of the light through the petals of a flower.

    Terry will be showing her work at the Sooke Harbour House dur-ing the month of June. This will be her first solo exhibition and she is equally excited and thrilled.

    Im so thrilled to finally have a chance to create!

    She has taught oth-ers to paint and her own exploration of that medium had to wait. She has since joined

    the Federation of Cana-dian Artists and came away with an Award of Excellence for Acidan-thera in April. She has had her work in close to 20 exhibitions in the

    last three years, and has the awards from many of them. Sensate Florals opens at the Sooke Harbour House on June 3 with an art-ists reception from 1 to

    3 p.m.More information on

    Sandy Terry is available at: www.sandyterry.ca

    Submitted photos

    Sandy Terrys paintings: Light and Amity, right; Tuscan Bounty and below, Caress. Terry will be exhibiting her work at the Sooke Harbour House during June.

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    Sooke potters in major show and sale

    Sooke potters Barb Bergstrom, Deb Clay and Priska Stabel will be among more than 30 potters who will display their wares on June 16 at Clay Connects, the annual show and sale of the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild.

    The event follows on the highly successful 2011 sale, the first for the guild at its new location next to the Moss Street market. The guild, composed of some 70 members based from Victoria through Sooke and Sidney to the Cowichan Valley, has held an annual sale since its beginnings in 1999.

    Guild members will set up their tables and

    tents in the Garry Oak Room and outside on the lawn at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, at 1335 Thurlow Road in Fairfield, welcoming visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Participating potters range from long-time, full-time artisans who produce a wide range of functional ware to sculptors and hand builders who specialize in more ornamental and often whimsical work. Guild exhibitors stress that variety is the strongest theme to their work. Come and find what you never realized you couldnt do without, could be their motto, from the completely

    necessary to the utterly ornamental.

    Pots on display will run the gamut from small to large, coffee mugs to garden sculpture, in porcelain, stoneware and earthenware, glazed in all colours of the rainbow. Prices range from a few dollars to more than $100.

    The aim of the guild, founded in 1999, is to support, motivate and educate artists working in clay. A member of the B.C. Potters Guild, SVIPG meets the second Monday of every month at the St. Michaels Church Hall, 4733

    West Saanich Road. The organization also offers strong support to Souper Bowls of Hope, with potters donating hundreds of hand-crafted bowls each year to raise funds for the Youth Empowerment Society. Learn more at: www.victoriapotters.ca

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    Where: Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, 1335 Thurlow Road,

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    Website photos

    Priska Stabel is one of three local potters taking part in Clay Connects on June 16. Right, samples of her ceramic pieces which often carry sea or ocean themes, reflective of her close proximity to the seashores in the Sooke area.

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    John Alan Acreman passed away peacefully May 1, 2012 surrounded by his family in Didsbury, Alberta after a brief battle with lung cancer. John was born November 29, 1939 in Victoria, B.C to parents Bert and Annie Acreman. Johns parents were founding pioneers of their hometown of Sooke, BC. John shared his mother with the entire community as she was declared by the community the Mother of Sooke teaching 3 generations of students at Sooke Elementary School, and his father Bert passed on to his son his love of truck driving and Uncle Ralph Strong introducing John to the life of farming. He spent most of his life in Sooke, BC where he met and married his loving wife, Loretta raising 3 children on a small farm where John was a vital part of the community. Whether coaching hockey, umpiring softball or helping 4-H members, he always had time to help out with any community event or organization. John spent a large part of his working life driving off road trucks, heavy equipment, as well as owner operator of his own trucking company, then retiring from truck driving after many years with Butler Bros. Ready Mix in 1995.Their passion for farming led them to move north to a ranch in Campbell River, BC. ,and after many happy years there they relocated Elk Meadows Ranch to Didsbury, AB. There John was able to continue his passion for farming and raising purebred Red Angus cattle and to be close to his family within central Alberta. John could be seen at many farm and cattle auctions having coffee with old and new friends offering years of wisdom and common sense approach to life issues. John enjoyed many hobbies including his enthusiasm and passion of automotive and metal recycling, often taking him on road trips throughout the rural areas of B.C. and Alberta and Sask. John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Loretta, son Derek (Traci) and granddaughter Kelli, son Lorne (Kathie) and daughter Charlene. A celebration of his life will be held May 30, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 54 in Sooke, BC at 1:30 pm. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Rd., Sooke, B.C V9Z 1H7. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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    TOM MCPHERSONmy heart goes out to all the family and friends of one of the most stand up guys I have had the pleasure of knowing your laugh and story telling will be missed.

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    Chief Russell Chips, Beecher Bay First Nation,

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    From left to right, the Diamond Jubilee medal winners are: John Wilson, Maywell Wickeim, MP RandallGarrison, Vicki Weber, Chief Russell Chips, Chelsea Kuzman, Chief Marvin McClurg, Elida Peers, Williams Stephenson, Chief Gordon Planes and Bill Meikle.

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    The fair will be a won-derful opportunity for residents of the Sooke region to learn about the non-profit agencies, community groups, and sports organiza-tions in our area. You can gather information, talk to people first-hand about what their orga-nizations are doing, and maybe even get involved with some-thing new. To appeal to the entire family, there will be family events, food concessions and a bouncy house.

    While many organiza-tions could use another helping hand and dona-tions are always appre-ciated, there are other things that support the good work done in The Volunteer Capital of Canada.

    For instance, did you know that the Sooke Transition House accepts donations of

    some household goods as well as toiletries to support women in need? Sooke Residents in Need (the Crisis Centre) provides bus tickets, non-perishable food and other items. The key is to match needs and resources and to help balance supply with demand.

    Come to the Sooke Region Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair and find out how much our organi-zations do, how they can help you, what they need, and how you can help them.

    Our aim is to provide a relaxed meeting place where the public can find out more about what is happening in our region as well as explore opportunities for volunteering and getting involved.

    The Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair will be held in two components on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Edward Milne Community School. A Youth Fair will be

    held from 12 1 p.m. for youth from EMCS, EdWest, and Metchosin Tech. Non-profit groups, including sports organi-zations, with a strong youth component will have displays and infor-mation. From 5 8 p.m. the public is invited to join our community organizations.

    Whether you already volunteer, are interested in finding out about vol-unteer opportunities or just want to know more about what is happen-ing in your community, this event is for you.

    Please join us, and bring your friends.

    For more informa-tion check out: www.sookeregionresources.com/sooke-region-vol-unteer-fair or contact Marlene Barry, Chair, Sooke Region Volun-teer Centre Committee at 250-642-3390 or sook-eregionchi@yahoo.ca

    LOOKING BACKA trip through the

    Sooke News Mirror time machine:

    May 28, 2008OCP: snapshot of the

    communityIf the Sooke Official

    Community Plan survey results say anything, it is that Sooke is a good place to live.

    Respondents, 1,600 of them, filled in the youth and adult sur-veys indicating their views on such issues as: transportation, hou-sing priorities, growth initiatives, as well as their likes and dislikes in the community.

    Ian Scott, planner for the District of Sooke, said the responses in the two separate sur-veys were similar in the top five responses to the question: List up to three things you like the most about living in Sooke.

    Both groups liked the small town, frien-dly people and the access to nature and the ocean.

    May 27, 2009Council to ponder

    secondary suitesThe District of Soo-

    kes committee of the Whole met last Mon-day night and part of the agenda was set aside for a discussion on secondary suites.

    The residential units have long proved popu-lar and only more so in times of economic chal-lenges.

    The root of concern is the desire to gain some control, and the-refore, set standards with regard to the sui-tes.

    How they can impact a community is looked at differently by various observers.

    Councillor Herb Hal-dane points to the ine-scapable nature of the non-conforming suites.

    He cites to the preva-lence of the suites and the roles they can play in a real estate market whose value remains relatively high.

    For a CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Commission) mortgage a buyer needs 25 per cent down or a suite, Haldane said of the mortgage helpers.

    Not dealing with the matter is not an option in his opinion.

    March 30, 2011Regional director

    angry and feels betra-yed

    Mike Hicks is ste-amed. In fact he is so angry, upset and hurt that he wonders where to go from here.

    At a closed meeting

    on March 23, the Capital Regional Districts Plan-ning, Transportation and Protective Services Committee, made up of 13 CRD directors, asked for a report on how to change the voting struc-ture for rezoning appli-cations in the rural and resource lands.

    Those lands, in this case, are in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

    Currently the voting structure consists of JDF area director Mike Hicks, and the mayors from Sooke, Metchosin, Langford and Colwood.

    Im really hurt no question, said Hicks the day after the mee-ting. Its a total slam on the governance of the JDF.

    At issue in this case is Ender Ilkays Marine Trail Holdings develop-ment on this private land which skirts the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

    To change the land use voting structure, the CRD would have to go before the Minister of Community, Sports and Cultural Develop-ment.

    May 30, 2007Young child shot

    with pellet gun A young mother, who

    does not wish to be named, had the scare of her life on May 17.

    She and a friend were riding their bicycles along Amethyst Road, with kids in tow, when a shot rang out.

    At first she thought a tire had blown on her bike, but on clo-ser inspection she saw her 22-month-old son holding his head and crying. She had two sons in the bike trailer, the baby and a four-ye-ar-old.

    She said a woman came out of her home on the road and asked, Did they shoot you too?

    When the mom took the bicycle helmet off her youngest son she saw his head bleeding and quickly called 911. She approached the house where the shot was thought to have come from and said, The cops are coming you shot my baby in the head!

    The babys helmet had a hole in it as did the bike trailer.

    I cant even imagine what would have hap-pened if he didnt have a helmet on, she said.

    Both kids had been sleeping and were not sitting up straight and that may have preven-ting any lasting injury to either child.

    Community members receive Diamond Jubilee medals

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    Broomhill bike trails decommissioned Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    The hum and thump of mountain bikers commonly heard riding through Broomhill Park may be no more after manmade trails and structures were dis-mantled on May 23.

    According to a Min-istry of Forests spokes-person, the trails and structures were built without authorization on the Crown land, and were decommissioned because they posed a liability for the prov-ince and danger to pub-lic safety.

    Lorien Arnold, owner of Sooke Mountain Cycle and founder of the Sooke Bike Club, said there is an under-standing as to why the biking amenities were removed, but added members of the bik-ing community have expressed disappoint-ment with the action.

    Many people Ive talked to in the moun-tain biking community feel a sting for some-thing that theyve been familiar with for so long, now that the trails have been modified in this way, he said.

    BC Forest Service workers removed the the trails and struc-tures, both old and new, by the end of the day.

    There were struc-tures that were

    removed that shouldve been removed a long time ago, said Arnold of dilapidated, no lon-ger used structures. But there were at least four structures there that were built prob-ably over the last two years and they were built properlyand had a good six or seven years of service life left

    in them. Although notices

    were posted announc-ing the trails were going to be dismantled a week prior, Arnold said the sudden action has left mountain bikers feeling unwelcome in an area they frequented regu-larly.

    Theres a lot of young people that have come

    into the shop here over the last couple of days really disappointed and upset that theyre not wanted in Broomhill anymore.

    There isnt any ani-mosity or anything like that from the moun-tain biking community as a whole, but people are upset and I think a lot of riders are feeling

    theyve been left out of the loop when it comes to consolation.

    Another issue of con-cern is the dismantling of structures without signage warning bikers of the abrupt change.

    Arnold said riders who are unaware of the trail alternations may unknowing ride through an area with the expec-

    tation of encountering a structure that no lon-ger exists.

    Whenever a trail is changed that can be a dangerous situation, theres no signage alert-ing people to the fact that this is happened, he said.

    The structures are not a product of the Sooke Bike Club, and

    it is unknown who erected them.

    Broomhill has been a popular mountain bik-ing destination for the past 15 years, with avid cyclists coming in reg-ularly from Victoria to ride through the park.

    Photos courtesy of Lorien Arnold

    (Left) A before photo of a well-crafted biking structure in Broomhill Park. (Right) An after photo of the dismantled structure, which was taken down by BC Forest Service workers on May 23.

    SEAPARC STAR SEAPARC STAR of theof the WEEK WEEKWhen we heard this young man tell his Mom in a French accent that he is an Artiste we just knew we had to talk to him. It turns out that art and crafts are rst on his list of things he loves to do. Cohen is 5 years old and attends Kindergarten at Sooke Elementary where he most enjoys arts, crafts and centres. As far as sports go, Cohen likes basketball, riding his bike and swimming lessons. He loves soccer and is practicing with his brother in preparation to register with the Sooke Soccer Club when he turns 6. He said that he would like to learn how to play lacrosse someday as well. He can do tricks on his bike and his scooter and is learning how to ride his big bike now. He likes helping out at home and does so by baking cookies with his Mom and doing woodworking with his Dad. He likes camping with his family and loves to collect rocks and shells from the beach. He likes visiting all of his grandparents too. Cohen told us that his Grandma Gail has a special box for him that is full of supplies that he uses for his artistic creations. He looks forward to family vacations to Vanderhoof so he can see his other Grandparents and told us that they go there in the summer. We are told that he is very creative (like his Auntie Amy); he makes his own decorations for Halloween and can spend a whole day doing artwork all by himself if he wants to. He is described as a boy with a big heart, who is creative, thoughtful, has a great sense of humour and is an excellent brother. When we asked Cohen what he wants to be when he grows up, he thought about it brie y, announced that he will be a police of cer, turned to his Mom, pointed at her and said so you better be good (hence the aforementioned sense of humour ). It was a delight to talk to you Cohen, thank you for being our SEAPARC Star of the Week!

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  • 28 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    Sooke Rotary donates $2,400 to lacrosse program Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Lacrosse enthusi-ast, Patrick Fallon, has played the sport at the top amateur level for 25 years.

    Now, 59, the Sooke Rotary Club lacrosse program director, is excited to share the sport with Sookes youth.

    Its really fun to see them play, the spar-kle in their eyes, and their enthusiasm for the game, he said of Sookes young lacrosse players. I love this game, and everyone who plays loves this game, so its nice to share it with others.

    Fallon presented the $2,400 cheque on behalf of the Rotary Club to SEAPARC man-ager Larry Hutchings on May 23.

    The cash donation from the Rotary Clubs community service pro-gram will provide a sub-sidized fee for partici-pants, and help pay for

    equipment like gloves and helmets.

    On top of the mon-etary donation, the Rotary Club donated $1,000 worth of sticks.

    In addition to a cheque presentation, a draw for four Sham-rocks tickets, donated

    by Fallons company SPT Consulting, was done for two lucky pro-gram participants.

    The winners were Matthew Ryan and Lau-riane Gagnon.

    According to Colleen Houghland, the pro-gram is multi-beneficial

    for kids. Not only are the

    kids learning the sport of lacrosse, they are increasing their overall sports skills, building their endurance and hand/eye co-ordina-tion, getting exercise and having some fun,

    she said. No skill is required to participate, just an interest in learn-ing the game.

    The co-ed box lacrosse program, which is a joint proj-ect between the Rotary Club and SEAPARC, will run from April 11 to

    June 23. There are currently

    46 children participat-ing, in two separate age categories.

    Children aged between six and nine pay $48 for one hour of play twice a week, and participants aged between 10 to 12 pay

    $72 for one-and-a-half-hours of play time twice a week.

    The program will host an in-house tour-nament for players on June 23 to wind up the season.

    Sharron Ho photo

    (Left)Patrick Fallon, of the Sooke Rotary Club, hands a cheque to SEAPARC manager Larry Hutchings. Kids run after a flying ball.

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    Sooke Minor Hockey fall season coming up Sharron HoSooke News Mirror

    Its time for Sookes young hockey play-ers to sharpen their skills and skates for the upcoming fall season.

    Registration has begun for Sooke Minor Hockey, with the final date of in-person reg-istration being tonight from 6-8 p.m. at SEA-PARC. The first date was last Saturday.

    There is a $50 option for prospective play-ers who would prefer to test the waters for a month before commit-ting to a season.

    After the month, the young player can either put the $50 toward reg-istration fees or decide not to continue.

    Players who wish to be on a development team -- a level with more serious and com-

    petitive play -- must reg-ister by tonight, as each player must try out for division.

    Exhibition games will be played at the begin-ning of the season to tier each team, in each age category to a simi-lar level of play, ensur-ing all kids have a fun, yet broadening experi-ence on the ice.

    Registration for other house teams will be open until the begin-ning of the season in September, but accord-ing to Tara Mowat, media representative for Sooke Minor Hockey, entry onto teams is on

    a space available basis. Mowat said the

    sooner kids register, the greater the likelihood they will be admitted onto a team, although no one has been turned away in the past.

    As the mother of a long-time Sooke Minor Hockey player, Mowat said kids learn about camaraderie, responsi-bility and discipline.

    When they get older, theyre able to help out with the younger kids, which is always great because it gives them a little responsibility, she said. Team sports is such an important

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    Registration fees for players are:

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    Now that we are get-ting into June fishing should start to heat up. This is the time the big stubby nose Columbia River fish start to show up in Sooke waters. It was a just a matter of time til the first 30-pounder hit the dock at Sooke Harbour Marina Resort. Which happened Friday afternoon as highliner/

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    Port Renfrew fishing season is in full swing. Guides heading out are limiting out on quality halibut, and salmon fish-ing. Until next time.Keep your rod tip up!Kiwi Magic

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    Catch of the week was Lizy of Sooke who took a little time out from her day job at SEAPARC to try her hand at fishing. As well as having a good time on the water she caught a 15- pound chinook to boot now shes hooked.

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