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November 04, 2015 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

    Black PressWednesday, November 4, 2015 Mail Agreement #40110541

    INDEX NEWS ARTSNews 3Opinion 8Sports 31

    Confused about how to get around the new Brownsey Road roundabout. Heres a useful guide to help you out

    Page 3

    The All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair eyes a return to the Sooke Community Hall later this month

    Page 31

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    Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror

    In RemembranceRoyal Canadian Legion member Martha Moore sells poppies in front of Coast Capital Credit Union in Sooke Friday. Moores husband was a Second World War veteran. Remembrance Day ceremonies are Nov. 11.

    Sooke Fire Rescue responds to medical emergencies when ambulances unavailable

    Kevin LairdSooke News Mirror

    Changes to protocol have led to slower ambulance response times, says Sookes fire chief.

    The B.C. Ambulance Service changed its resource allocation plan, downgrading the response to 74 medical situations from Code 3 to Code 2. Instead of an ambulance being dispatched with lights and sirens, theyre treated as a routine.

    Theres logic behind it, but it falls short in rural areas, said Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen.

    Sooke was once considered a rural station with two stations and one full-time unit chief. Other paramedics were part-time and available by pager.

    With the reallocation, Sooke became part of the Greater Victoria cache of ambulances. Now Sooke is just one station that responds to incidents throughout the region, based on availability.

    The result? Ambulances are taking

    time to respond and more pressure is being applied to Sooke Fire Rescue firefighters, who respond to medical emergencies when ambulances arent available.

    Recently, Sooke firefighters waited more than 50 minutes at a medical call for an ambulance to arrive, and of 54 first responder calls firefighters answered this year, ambulance paramedics took more than 10 minutes to arrive, Sorensen said.

    Peter Thorpe, executive director of metro operations for B.C. Ambulance Service, said calls and response times have increased in Sooke over the last three years from 1,012 calls to 1,252 in 2014-15. It takes an ambulance, on

    average, nine minutes and 15 seconds to respond on a Code 3 call and 12:14 on Code 2.

    I have great empathy for your [fire department]. At the end of the day they do

    arrive on the scene first, and on some occasions wait a period of time for an [ambulance] to come, Thorpe said.

    The Sooke ambulance station responds to about 2,500 calls a year in the Greater Sooke area. Sooke Fire Rescue answers 1,000 calls and about 45 percent of those are for medical emergencies.

    AmbulANce reSpONSe timeS gettiNg SlOwer

    We dont mind going on the calls, but when we have to wait 20 minutes for the ambulance to get there thats taking us out of service that much longer.

    Steve Sorensen,Sooke fire chief

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  • 2 I NEWS I sookenewsmIrror.com wednesday, noVemBer 4, 2015

    Sookes Most Wanted

    Raymond FLATMANAge: 38Wanted: Family Maintenance

    Bradley BLANCHARDAge: 18Wanted: Fail to comply

    Richard TOMAge: 28Wanted: Assault, fail to appear

    Jamie DOLPHINAge: 21Wanted: Breach of probation

    The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Oct. 13. If you have any information on these individuals or their crimes, you are asked to call the RCMP at 250-642-5241 or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at victoriacrimestoppers.com.

    Film project highlights Woodside FarmThe oldest

    continuously operated Canadian farm west of the Great Lakes is the star of a new film spearheaded by the Sooke Region Historical Society.

    The film on Woodside Farm has been progressing for several months with a group of volunteers and recently Sooke Home Hardware signed on as a major sponsor.

    Woodside Farm, on Westcoast Road, was settled by John and Ann Muir in 1851.

    The Muirs were an enterprising family and were among those that developed the economy of the new colony.

    In 1917, the Glinz family took over farming the property and was joined later by the Wilford family. Peter Wilford operates the farm today.

    Many individuals connected to the farms history have been interviewed for the documentary film.

    Target date for the debut of the film is next September, and it

    is hoped the film will herald the beginning of Sookes celebrations to commemorate Canadas 150th anniversary.

    Committee members contributing to the film project include: Charlie Glinz, Perth, Australia; Lorne and Lynne Frizzell, Calgary; film-maker Michael Peterson, Metchosin; Beverly Myers, Victoria; and from Sooke Lee Boyko, Ivan Bjornholt, Liz Johnson, Wendal and Wendy Milne, Joan ODonnell, Elida Peers,

    Peter and Jeannette Wilford and Ray Vowels.

    Sooke RCMP answered only seven calls on Halloween, making it a pretty silent night for ghosts and goblins.

    The majority of calls dealt with Halloween revelries leavinghouse parties.

    Extra officers were on patrol while children were out trick-or-treating. The detachment was assisted by four officers from the Integrated Road Safety Unit throughout the evening.

    Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur said Sooke RCMP have been busy with a call load which has not slowed in pace since

    the summer.Over the past

    week, there have

    been 140 calls for service and criminal investigations.

    Quiet Halloween for crime2 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015

    Publisher: Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.comEditor: Kevin Laird editor@sookenewsmirror.comReporter: Octavian Lacatusu news@sookenewsmirror.comAdvertising: Joan Gamache sales@sookenewsmirror.comCirculation: circulation@sookenewsmirror.comClassifieds: Vicky Sluggett classifieds@sookenewsmirror.comOffice Manager: Deb Stolth office@sookenewsmirror.com

    How to reach us 250.642.5752 fax: 250.642.4767office@sookenewsmirror.com

    calls on Halloween, making it a pretty

    ghosts and goblins.

    of calls dealt with Halloween revelries

    were on patrol while children were out trick-or-treating. The detachment

    week, there have investigations.

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  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM 3WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM 3

    APPROACH Reduce your speed and choose your lane Watch for road signs Watch for pedestrians and cyclists

    YIELD Always yield to traffic in the roundabout Wait for a safe gap in the traffic, remembering that those in the roundabout have the right-of-way

    ENTER Enter the roundabout to your right Continue counter-clockwise until you reach your exit

    EXIT Use your right turn signal before exiting Watch for pedestrians and cyclists

    Courtesy Ministry Transportation and Infrastructure

    TIP

    RULES for the ROUNDABOUT

    Traffic cop offers advice on driving traffic circleKevin LairdSooke News Mirror

    The Capital Regions top traffic cop says negotiating a roundabout is as easy, well, going around in a circle.

    Staff Sgt. James Anderson, commander of the Integrated Road Road Safet Unit, said learning to drive in a traffic circle is more about doing than not doing.

    It seems if driving in a traffic circle is not on your everyday route, its more difficult for some people, Anderson said.

    Its an education, a work in progress for drivers to get used to traffic circles.

    For police, the biggest concern is for people to signal.

    Signal which way you are going to go, especially if you are staying inside the traffic circle where youre not going to exit right away, Anderson said.

    People who want to enter the traffic circle like to know where you are going once you are in the traffic circle. The signalling is probably the biggest part.

    Anderson said there are few laws that police can use as enforcement tools, but by and large, few tickets are written by police.

    The biggest infractions: Failing to yield before entering the traffic circle and failing to signal to leave the traffic circle.

    We dont receive complaints about roundabouts, and serious traffic and fatal collisions statistics are very minimal, if at all in roundabouts in the CRD, he said.

    Anderson

    Never stop in a roundabout unless traffic conditions require it.

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    Vegetables

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    Orville RedenbachersPop Up Bowl

    Popcorn594g ...............................399Welchs

    GrapeJuice1.36L ..............................299Planters

    PeanutButter1kg ..................................399

    General Mills

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    899AAA Canadian Beef

    StriploinGrillingSteaks19.81/kg

    Fresh Meat

    Bananas

    88Fresh Pork ShoulderPicnics 5.04/kg ....................................229Fresh

    Snapper Fillets .................154

    /lb

    Fresh with Back Portion

    Chicken Legs 5.04/kg ..................229Grimms

    Lunch Meats 175g All Varieties 20%

    Fresh Regular or Marinated

    Chicken Drumettes 9.90/kg ......449Fresh Pork

    Sirloin Cutlets 6.59/kg ....................299/lb /lb

    /lb

    /100g

    Green Giant

    Baby Carrots 1lb Bag .................98Mini Honey

    Mandarins 1.5lbs ........................2/300

    Mexican

    Green Onions ...............................98California

    Pomegranates ........................2/300

    Maple Lodge

    Chicken BreastRegular, Cajun or Smoked ....................169German

    Salami.............................................................249Family Size

    QuicheVeggie or Ham & Cheese ....................799

    Black Forest

    Ham

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    Butter

    Tarts6 Pack .................................................389M&M

    Cookies12 Pack ...............................................449Cheese

    Scones6 Pack .................................................379

    HearthBread

    299

    RistoranteThin Crust

    Pizzas325-390g .................................499

    Eggo

    Waf es8s 280-330g ................... 2/500

    McCain Regular

    FrenchFries

    2/400 SwansonTV Dinners312-383g ..............................2 99Black Diamond

    Cheese Slices450-500g .................................399Saputo

    MozzarellissimaCheese454g ..........................................499

    Dairyland

    Cottage Cheese750g ..........................................399

    Everland Organic

    Coconut Oil500g ..........................................599

    Terra Delyssa Organic Extra Virgin

    Olive Oil1L ................................................799

    /100g

    900gPetes Soyganic Extra Firm

    Tofu350g ...................................

    2/500

    Made in Store

    680g

    Valu Pak

    20%

    Everland Organic

    Coconut Oil500g

    Terra Delyssa

    Petes Soyganic Extra Firm

    Tofu350g

    New WorldOrganicGranola454g...