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Email: [email protected] 778 -352 -3535 Shelly Davis Ellen Bergerud Email: [email protected] www.ShellyDavis.ca www.RealEstateSooke.com 250 - 818 - 6441 Congrats Ellen & Shelly Top 30% of ALL Victoria Realtors! Top Real Estate Company in Canada for Sales last 4 Consecutive Years 32 ACRE OCEANFRONT ESTATE in WHIFFIN SPIT. SOUTH FACING, HIGH BANK Private, Level, Wooded Property with 2500 ſt OCEAN FRONTAGE. Water Views! Walk to Thes Lake Spacious updated level entry townhome with upper level in absolutely prisne condion with water views. Garage. Pet friendly. 2500 ſt OCEAN FRONTAGE COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 17 Sports/stats Page 24 28 pages Classifieds 20 • 75 ¢ On Saturday, Septem- ber 27, 2014, the District of Sooke celebrated the official opening of “Wadams Way”, a newly constructed east- west connector road that will help to ease traffic con- gestion through the Sooke town centre and includes a safe and accessible multi- use trail. The district received a $250,000 grant through Brit- ish Columbia’s Community Recreation Program to help build the Wadams Way multi- use trail adjacent to the new road, which improves pedestrian linkages through the town centre. The total cost for the trail construc- tion was approximately $450,000. “The completion of this new multi-use trail is great news,” said Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Develop- ment. “The accessible fea- tures of this trail give this community an inviting place for residents and visitors to tread, while supporting healthy, active living oppor- tunities for British Columbi- ans of all ages and abilities.” The project scope included approximately 500 metres of new road between Church Road and Otter Point Road, including road connections and related infrastructure to Townsend Road, Anna Marie Road and the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre. Approxi- mately 700 metres of three metre wide paved multi-use trail was constructed along Church Road and along the new Wadams Way. Environ- mentally friendly LED street lighting has been installed alongside the trail as well as a bioswale and 16 new street trees to complement the existing greenery. “It’s wonderful to see this project’s completion,” said Mayor Wendal Milne. “One of Council’s strategic pri- orities is to make the Town Centre a vibrant, clean and well-maintained node, and with the completion of the Wadams Way connector, we have improved transpor- tation flow and pedestrian safety throughout the Town Centre.” The provincial $30-million Community Recreation Pro- gram was developed to help local governments meet the costs of capital projects that make communities health- ier, more active places in which to live. Wadams Way opens Jack Most photos Local politicans, including Mayor Wendal Milne, Councillors Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson, Herb Haldane, Kerrie Reay and Jdf Electoral Area Director MIke HIcks got on board the fire truck as it drove down the new Wadams Way. John Crook was also aboard, he is the grandson of Hugh and Oliver Wadams. Pirjo Raits photo Apple fortune tellers “Rose and Lilly” came to the first Apple Fest on Sunday at the Sunriver Community Garden. Jack Most photo The Super Heroes came out for the Wadams Market at CASA. SPO SEASON A look at what is in store for music lov- ers this season. Page 17 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 220 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp.

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  • Email: [email protected]

    778 -352 -3535 Shelly Davis Ellen Bergerud

    Email: [email protected] www.ShellyDavis.ca www.RealEstateSooke.com

    250 -818 -6441 Congrats Ellen & Shelly

    Top 30% of ALL Victoria Realtors!

    Top Real Estate Company in Canada for Sales last 4 Consecutive Years

    32 ACRE OCEANFRONT ESTATE in WHIFFIN SPIT.SOUTH FACING, HIGH BANK Private, Level, Wooded Propertywith 2500 ft OCEAN FRONTAGE.

    Water Views! Walk to Theti s Lake

    Spacious updated level entry townhome with upper level in absolutely pristi ne conditi on with water views. Garage.Pet friendly.

    2500 ft OCEAN FRONTAGE

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

    Black Press

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page 17

    Sports/stats Page 24

    28 pages

    7x2.5Davis/Bergerud banner

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Classifieds 20 75

    On Saturday, Septem-ber 27, 2014, the District of Sooke celebrated the official opening of Wadams Way, a newly constructed east-west connector road that will help to ease traffic con-gestion through the Sooke town centre and includes a safe and accessible multi-use trail.

    The district received a $250,000 grant through Brit-ish Columbias Community Recreation Program to help build the Wadams Way multi-use trail adjacent to the new road, which improves pedestrian linkages through the town centre. The total cost for the trail construc-tion was approximately $450,000.

    The completion of this new multi-use trail is great news, said Coralee Oakes,

    Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Develop-ment. The accessible fea-tures of this trail give this community an inviting place for residents and visitors to tread, while supporting healthy, active living oppor-tunities for British Columbi-ans of all ages and abilities.

    The project scope included approximately 500 metres of new road between Church Road and Otter Point Road, including road connections and related infrastructure to Townsend Road, Anna Marie Road and the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre. Approxi-mately 700 metres of three metre wide paved multi-use trail was constructed along Church Road and along the new Wadams Way. Environ-mentally friendly LED street

    lighting has been installed alongside the trail as well as a bioswale and 16 new street trees to complement the existing greenery.

    Its wonderful to see this projects completion, said Mayor Wendal Milne. One of Councils strategic pri-orities is to make the Town Centre a vibrant, clean and well-maintained node, and with the completion of the Wadams Way connector, we have improved transpor-tation flow and pedestrian safety throughout the Town Centre.

    The provincial $30-million Community Recreation Pro-gram was developed to help local governments meet the costs of capital projects that make communities health-ier, more active places in which to live.

    Wadams Way opens

    Jack Most photos

    Local politicans, including Mayor Wendal Milne, Councillors Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson, Herb Haldane, Kerrie Reay and Jdf Electoral Area Director MIke HIcks got on board the fire truck as it drove down the new Wadams Way. John Crook was also aboard, he is the grandson of Hugh and Oliver Wadams.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Apple fortune tellers Rose and Lilly came to the first Apple Fest on Sunday at the Sunriver Community Garden.

    Jack Most photo

    The Super Heroes came out for the Wadams Market at CASA.

    SPO SEASONA look at what is in store for music lov-

    ers this season.

    Page 17

    250.642.6361

    Sooke is Selling!2013 Sooke Home Sales: 3042014 Sooke Home Sales: 220

    TAMMI DIMOCKPersonal Real Estate Corp.

  • Hicks to run again

    for JdFJuan de Fuca Elec-

    toral Area Director Mike Hicks has announced that he will be seek-ing re-election in the November election.

    Im looking forward to another four years, said Hicks. Steady as she goes will be my cmapaign slogan. He said he wanted to main-tain the positive direc-tion of the Juan de Fuca over the next four-year term.

    Hicks was first ele-lcted in 2008 and has served for two three-year terms.

    Hicks represnts the Juan de Fuca commu-nities of Willis Point, Malahat, East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River and Port Renfrew, and the Rural Resource Lands make up an unincorporated rural Electoral Area under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD).

    Fall Fair Book on farms

    Now that the garden is almost done, it is time to write some of your favourite, farm stories. The Sooke Fall Fair is

    preparing An Amusing Farm Story book, for our Christmas Craft Fair in November. The deadline for the stories is October 15, 2014.

    The stories can be from 150 to around 1,000 words long. If you have a photo to go with the story, please scan and email it as well.

    You can send your stories to [email protected]l.com or to [email protected] We look for-ward to your stories.

    Correction Property referred to

    as unsightly and with squatters in Unfin-ished business in the Council Briefs on Sept. 24 does not refer to 6717 Ayre Road which is an adjacent property to the tin grotto.

    Global challengeOn various Saturdays

    in October, select Van-couver Island Regional Library branches are joining over 70 coun-tries and 1 million kids by participating in the Global Cardboard Chal-lenge: a worldwide cel-ebration of childrens creativity and imagina-tion. The event invites children around the world to design and build creations using cardboard and recy-cled materials.

    Inspired by the short film, Caines Arcade, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event pre-sented by the Imagina-tion Foundation that celebrates child cre-ativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. On Satur-day, October 11, 2014, communities will come together to play!

    Registration is now open for the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. Join with organizers all over the world, and

    help children unleash their natural creative powers.

    Participating Van-couver Island Regional Library branches will be providing a venue and materials for the childrens event in the following locations: Chemainus, Comox, Courtenay, Cowichan, Nanaimo Harbourfront, Nanaimo North, Port Alberni, and Sooke. Sooke is running the program independently of other agencies.

    Children and com-munity members are invited to come together to celebrate the creativity and imagination of children around the world - and come up with awesome creations!

    For more informa-tion about the Global

    Cardboard Challenge, visit http://www.imagi-nation.is. To learn more about your local Library, as well as Card-board Challenge times and locations, please visit http://www.virl.bc.ca.

    Input wanted

    The ninth indepen-dent and non-partisan British Columbia Elec-toral Boundaries Com-mission wants your input on the area, boundaries and names of provincial electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial general elections.

    Beginning on Mon-day, September 22, the commission is holding

    public hearings in 29 communities through-out B.C. to hear views and receive presenta-tions and submissions. This input will inform the commissions Pre-liminary Report to the Legislative Assembly which they are man-dated to submit before May 9, 2015. For a com-plete schedule of pub-lic hearing dates, loca-tions and times, visit the commission web-site at www.bc-ebc.ca.

    Views, submissions and presentations may also be made through an online submission form on the commis-sion website (www.bc-ebc.ca), by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9J6. All submis-sions must be received by the commission by Sunday, November 16, 2014.

    2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, october 1, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

    This and ThaT

    File photo

    Mike hicks

    Submitted photo

    The art of speechThe sooke harbour Toastmasters recently held their annual humorous speech contest and the contestants are, from left to right, andy Leimanis, Gerry niederlinski, Jackie Eastgaard, deb Furlong, anita Wasiuta and sue Viau.

    2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, october 1, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    Announcing The Opening ofMelo Hair Salon with stylist/owner

    MELISSA, stylist COLLEEN and Gel Nail Tech TRACY.

    We do Ear & Nose Piercing, Manicures & Pedicures

    Open Mon-Sat 778 350 6356#2 6631 Sooke Road

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    We carry Silk Road Teas, Beeswax Candles, Handmade Soaps & More!

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    Sales, Service & Parts for all Outboard and Sterndrives

    Book now for Winter Service

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    New Patient Discounts all October!

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    Barking Dog Studio

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    Chalk Paint Workshop Sept. 22 call studio for info

    Over 50 local artists & crafters represented!

    LEATHERWORKS

    up-cycled furniture

    unique kids toys

    BURL CARVINGS

    jewellery& MORE

    pottery

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    Each Tuesday in September we will be at a different local hot spot ready to buy you coffee, a treat, or may-be even both! Yesterday we were at Reading Room Cafe. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out where we will be next!

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/kkmortgagesTwitter: @mortgagebykerry and @mortgagesbykari

    Sweeten up Septemberwith Free Coffee and Treats!

  • SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, october 1, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, october 1, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 3

    7x3peoples

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    BENEFIT CONCERT

    Friday, october 3, 7.30pm. PLaiN delight. concert by local musicians at Holy trinity anglican church, Sooke, to benefit the JdF community Land trust Society.

    admiSSioN by doNatioN.

    SAFE KIDS wORKShOp

    For 6-10-year-oLdS aNd their parents. thursday, oct. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    toPicS iNcLude SaFety measures and self protection. Space is limited.

    HeLd at Sooke Family resource Society, 105-2145 townsend rd.

    caLL 250-642-5152 to register.

    TOuR DE ROCK IN SOOKE

    riderS arrive iN Sooke at 1:27 p.m. at Journey middle school.

    be tHere to greet the cops for cancer riders and donate to this worthwhile cause. Show your support.

    Kasper to run for councilKeep Sooke on track of steady progress to a sustainable future

    Rick Kasper would like to see the next Sooke Council continue its progress delivering on needed services and infrastructure without huge tax increases.

    Weve made great strides getting our fis-cal house in order while providing more funding for roads, sidewalks, police and fire services, all without huge tax increases, Kasper said.

    Ill be running again for council to continue that progress. This is not the time to go back to past practices of big tax increases and build-ing more bureaucracy. Weve taken steps to get better value for tax dollars and made changes to give better service to our custom-ers. There is still more to be done to keep this steady progress on track to a sustainable and prosperous future for the people, ser-vices and businesses of Sooke. Taxpayers tell me they dont want local government view-ing them as an ATM machine.

    We shifted spending

    to be more in line with community priorities: increased fire protec-tion and police bud-gets, invested in new road construction, new trails, sidewalks and park improvements, added a new honorar-ium for volunteer fire-fighters, continued sup-port for local commu-nity and volunteer orga-nizations, with some of the budget set aside for a community facility. We accomplished this with zero tax increase the first year, 1.59 per cent the second year and only 0.2 per cent increase this year.

    We brought in more transparent and open processes. We worked to get better value out of your hard earned tax dollars with new con-

    tracting policies that are fair and emphasize local suppliers to help create and keep jobs in Sooke.

    I have been hon-oured to serve with council colleagues Berger, Haldane, Pear-son, Reay, Tait and Mayor Milne and work with the Districts pro-fessional and knowl-edgeable staff to make the tough changes and do what we can afford to put us on this track. I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past three years and I hope voters will choose to see us con-tinue to move forward.

    Rick Kasper has a long history of service to the community and a track record of deliver-ing for Sooke. On Sooke council from 2011-2014 he chaired the Finance and Administration Committee leading Councils fiscal respon-sibility initiatives and served on the Commu-nity Grants Committee. Before that he served as councillor from 2005-2008 and as MLA for the area from 1991-2001.

    Submitted photo

    Rick Kasper

    UpSooke

    Thumbs up!

    Down but not outArnold Lim/Pirjo Raits Black Press

    The West Shore will be abuzz with the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock arriving on Wednesday (Oct. 1).

    Day 11 of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock brings the team of riders back to Sooke including Sooke resi-dent and West Shore RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright.

    Wright wont be rid-ing into town, however, having gone down in a multi-rider crash in the fog between Ucluelet and Tofino on Sunday. He suffered serious enough injuries, includ-ing a reported sepa-rated shoulder, to ren-der him unable to ride but is staying with the team for the remainder of the ride.

    On Tuesday Wright said he was doing fine and the crash generated more attention than he was wanting.

    Finishing the tour is the most impor-tant thing to me. Its a team effort and weve trained together for seven months. Im very excited to be finishing with the team, said Wright.

    He also said the injury is not as bad as they once thought.

    It was family that was on his mind when he received a special sur-prise on his way into Ucluelet, where a tap on the shoulder caught the veteran cop off guard.

    Standing at the top of Hydro Hill and reflect-ing on people who have been affected by cancer, I was standing and think-ing about (family), he said. It was a beautiful and calm moment and I got this tap on my shoul-der and I turn around and there is my lovely daughter standing there. There couldnt have been a better time, at a

    time I needed a hug she was there to give one to me. It was definitely one of the highlights of my Tour.

    His time has been especially rewarding, he said, because he has been able to do it with his family by his side.

    I wouldnt have been able to do this without their support. The whole process has taken me away from them for extended peri-ods of time. Knowing they support me and have helped me along this process has helped me be stronger, but be a better person as a result of that.

    His daughter, Sarah, said surprising him on tour and being there with her father along-side the journey has been a gratifying expe-rience she hopes to contribute to as her father joins the team in the final stretch.

    I look forward to see-ing him as he makes his way through (to) the finale (at Spirit Square) Oct. 3. I am really proud of him. We both have a lot of family members and friends who have been affected by can-

    cer, so to be able to spend so much time fundraising for people affected by cancer just makes me very proud to see hes doing some-thing like this, she said. Im proud to be able to call him my dad and he has been doing an amazing job.

    To date Wright has raised more than $30,000 and said it is enough to send 20 chil-dren to Camp Good Times. He credits Jane Beddows, Donna Fra-ser and his wife Alisa.

    To donate visit tour-derock.ca.

    Submitted photo

    Joel Dorval stands with Steve Wright, before Wrights accident. Joel is Wrights junior rider. Joel has been in remission for three years and this is his third year involved with the Tour de Rock.

    to aLL tHe riders, donators, supporters and public who support tour de rock. ts a good thing.

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    Did You Know?

    I have seen 3 bears in the last week and a client of mine saw a baby cougar. It is definitely Fall out there. Lots of berries, ap-ples and the fish will be coming up the river soon. Wear bright clothing, make lots of noise, be smart out there. and do not get between a mother and her cub!

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    living area is perfect for entertaining & leads out to a huge deck.

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    Price includes GST. $1,098,000 MLS 340739

  • 4 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, october 1, 2014 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    Chapman's

    Frozen Yogurt 2 Lt ...................599Eggo

    Waf es 560 g ..............................399

    Dairyland

    Cottage Cheese 750 g .............399Armstrong Sticks Snacks

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    WHOLE BBQ

    Chicken ............................................7993-Seed

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    454g ............................................ 249

    Swanson Hungryman

    Dinners360-595 g ................ 299

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    Brown Eggs12's .......................... 599

    New WorldAlmond Butter500 g ..................................799

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    Bananas 1.94/kg ............................................88

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    CocaCola12 Pack ................

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    Bread 600 g......299

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    PinkSalmon213 g .....................

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    Dole

    PineappleJuice1 Lt ...............................

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    Tomato Soup284 mL .......................

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    Red Rose

    TeaBags144's ..................................499Delmonte

    FruitCups4 pack ......................

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    PancakeMix905 g ..........................299

    California

    Turkey Breast .........................................................................................249Mixed

    Salami ..............................................................................................................................249

    Grimm's Regular or Honey Garlic

    Pepperoni Sticks .........................................................................149Marinated

    Veggie Salad ................................................................................................119

    Guayaki Yerba Mat

    Beverage 473 mL ....................3/400Lundberg

    Rice Chips 170 g .....................2/500

    Minute Maid

    Smoothies 295 mL ....................3/400Pillsbury 3 Cheese

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    Soy Mayonnaise 473mL ........ 499Blue Diamond

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    16-Grain

    Bagels 6 pack ..........................................................389

    Pita Bread 5 pack.......................................................269

    Sunrype Fuit to Go

    Fruit Snacks14 g ........................

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    Squash 2.16/kg ................ ............98Organic

    Bunch Carrots .....................2/300Organic - Pint

    Grape Tomatoes...............298

    New Zealand

    KiwiFruit..............................

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    Red Cabbage 2.16 kg..................98Organic

    Black Kale .................................2/300Organic Earthbound Clam Shell

    Spinach 142 g ....................................298Fresh

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    Crab Meat ..................................88Frozen Wild Pink

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    Frozen BreadedChicken BreastPieces

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    Cornish Game Hens 8.80/kg .............399Fletcher's 500 g

    Dry Cured Bacon each .....................699 Johnsonville All Varieties

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    Alberta Beef A.A.A.Prime Rib Oven Roast19.82/kg ...................................................................................899

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    Local foodies head to Terra MadreLocal foodies head to Italy for Terra Madre and Salone de Gusto

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    The Slow Food Move-ment may be a rela-tively new thing in Can-ada but it has been a way of life for much of the world before it had a name.

    The Slow Food Move-ment was started in 1986 by Carlo Petrini and is now on an inter-national scale with over 100,000 members in 150 countries. It is pro-moted as an alternative to fast food and strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encouraged farm-ing of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem.

    Local chef Oliver Kienast and his wife Brooke Fader are Slow Food enthusiasts and work hard at bringing pleasure back to the table.

    Kienast, is a chef at the Sooke Harbour House and Fader is the cellar master. Together they enthusiastically promote Slow Food and find a lot of support in Sooke and on Vancou-ver Island. This Octo-ber they are traveling to Turin, Italy to take part in Terra Madre. Terra Madre is held every two years and is a mega-conference for food, chefs, farm-ers, fishers, eaters and advocates of all those things.

    Fader calls it a food festival and they are going to represent the convivial of Vancou-ver Island and the Gulf

    Islands.Were really excited

    to steal away for this trip, said Fader.

    2014 will mark the tenth SalonedelGusto and Terra Madre, with this years events bring-ing together more than 1,000 exhibitors from 130 countries, includ-ing over 300 SlowFood Presidia, chefs, farm-ers, fishers, eaters, authors, advocates, academics, artisans, international repre-sentatives from wine and gastronomy, and Slow Foods network of small-scale produc-ers and food communi-ties on six continents. The packed program of conferences, taste workshops, classes and more combine to reveal the impacts our eating and consumption hab-its have on the welfare of the planets eco-systems, people and animals. Terra Madre

    refers to the confer-ence or world meeting of food communities to address topics such as: climate change, popu-lation growth, animal welfare, food waste, land grabbing, and much more.

    Fader had for years nominated other peo-ple to attend Terra Madre and this will be the first time she was nominated. Terra Madre is celebrating the Year of the Small Family Farm in conjunc-tion with the United Nations. (The Sooke Fall Fair celebrated

    the same thing at this years fair).

    Going along with Fader and Kienast is Dr. Jenny Horn head of the agriculture school at Vancouver Island Uni-versity, who is also a a farmer; and Dr. John Volupe, a scientist with the School of Environ-mental Studies at UVic.

    Each of the countries attending is expected to bring the traditional, endangered and indig-enous foods they most identify with.

    For tasting Fader is bringing along Vancou-ver Island salt, Moon-

    struck Cheese and Venturi-Schultze des-sert wines, all products from the Island. They arent endangered at all but they are foods they identify with.

    One of the events they are looking for-ward to is the 100 tast-ing workshops. Fader and Kienast have signed up for six and these include such things as tea in Japan, eating bugs and insects and Loire Valley wine-makers.

    Slow Fish Canada is also participating and will participate in meet-ings and workshops.

    Mostly they will be there to network and renew their passion and enthusiasm for the Slow Food Movement and what it means.

    We are always bat-tling the perception that slow food is expen-sive - it just means buy local first, said Fader. Were really going to be inspired, its been a huge dream and it feels great to be chosen as a delegate. Olivers been nominated as a chef.

    She said it is impor-tant for chefs to support farmers and in Europe they have been doing that for ever. She also mentioned the concept of traceability where a person can trace where the products they buy come from. She used David Evans at Stick in the Mud as an example of someone who knows and sup-ports the farmer who grows the coffee beans Evans uses.

    Its a powerful con-cept, she said, and worth the price.

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    Chef Oliver Kienast and his wife Brooke Fader will be attending a international food conference in Turin, Italy.

    We are always battling the perception that slow food is expensive - it just means buy local first.

    --Brooke FaderCellar Master

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    Pioneer: Isabella Weir MuirFounding pioneers in Sooke faced tragedy

    One could hardly have a name more sig-nificant to early Van-couver Island immi-grant history than to be both a Muir and a Weir. Muir Creek instantly comes to mind, as does Weirs Beach.

    Scottish John Muir, his wife Ann Miller Muir and four sons, Andrew, John, Robert and Michael, arrived in Victoria aboard the Hudsons Bay Com-pany vessel Harpooner in 1849. Two years later, after a period of time with the Hudsons Bay Company working with coal on the north east coast of Vancou-ver Island, the family had settled in Sooke. It is the initial Muir family holdings that we know today as Woodside Farm, on West Coast Road as one drives beyond downtown Sooke.

    Robert Weir, also a Scot, arrived in Victoria aboard the Hudsons Bay Companys barque Norman Morison in Jan-

    uary 1853. A widower, he was accompanied by several children including his 16-year-old daughter Isabella. A year later the young girl was to become the bride of Andrew, eldest son of the Muirs.

    While three of the Muir sons settled qui-etly with their par-ents in Sooke in 1851, Andrew appeared to

    be more restless of spirit, and looking for a more cosmopolitan life in what was then called Fort Victoria. He met the young girl from Scotland, Isabella, whose photo (above) had been taken before she set sail for her five-month long ocean jour-ney to the new world.

    It was no surprise that a marriage fol-

    lowed, and the two were able to enjoy a very brief life together before tragedy struck them.

    Isabella died in 1856, leaving a new-born babe. Meanwhile, that was also the year that Andrew had been appointed to the posi-tions of Sheriff of Vic-toria and the first Ser-geant of Arms of the first House of Assem-bly.

    While the Muir baby, also called Isabella, was brought up by her rela-tives, the grief was too much for Andrew, and reports tell us a very sad story, that he took to drink and passed away alone in a Victo-ria hotel room in 1859.

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    Isabella Weir became the young bride of Andrew Muir. Their brief life together ended in sad circum-stances.

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    Sooke Community Arts CouncilMonthly meeting, October 7, Sooke Harbour

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    Legion President Jan Watson and Honours and Awards Chair Henry Strong give Buz Merriam, centre, from Western Foods, a certificate of appreciation for their support of the Legion.

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    Do we really need tsunami signs in Sooke?District of Sooke council is considering replacing

    the tsunami signs which were taken down back in 2007 amidst protests from B&B operators and real estate companies. They were placed in low lying areas around the water, places where waves might arise in the event of a tsunami. The reason for removal back then was public pressure. The reason for putting them back is not from public pressure, but rather public perception of the dangers of a tsunami. Opinions change and the signs remind us where we live.

    It would be nice if council would stick to the resolutions they made. Sure, the council is different than back in 2007, but going back and forth on issues creates nothing but the perception that the decisions made in the past were bad ones.

    On Monday night, there was an information session for people thinking about running for public office. Apparently there were some new faces in the room. Could it be that we will have new people running for council? That, would be a good thing providing there were a few familiar faces left at the council table. Which ones? The public will decide who stays and who goes. What needs to be remembered is the record of each of the councillors and how they have conducted themselves when serving the citizens of Sooke.

    Were sure the consultant who led the session reminded the hopefuls that their duty is to serve the people of Sooke, to be honest and ethical and to put their own or their friends interests away. Doing the best for all of Sooke is what a councillor should aim for. Its not as easy as it seems because favours often need to be repaid and special interest groups need to be remembered. Lets just have a council that works for all of us and not their own interests - after all that would be a conflict of interest wouldnt it?

    ANOTHER VIEW

    Imagine for a moment that you own your own company. You have several employees on contract for their services and although your business has some debt, year-to-year you manage to break even. One day, four of your contract employees for the past three years, approach you six weeks before their contract is up for renewal, and request to attend a training confer-ence at your expense. They tell you the conference would be invaluable; they will get opportunities to learn new skills and network with a lot of people in similar jobs as well as some influential people. You think to yourself, sounds good, might benefit your company, but you find yourself feeling conflicted, these have been pretty good employees, but there may be better ones, and their contract is set to expire in six weeks, and you have not decided for sure that you will be renewing their contract. Do you send one of them, some of them, all of them or none of them, do you wait until you have decided to renew their contracts for another term? What do you do?

    Well, I can tell you what the tax-payers of Sooke did. As employers of our municipal council, we sent four of our councilors to a week in Whis-tler B.C., expenses paid, to attend the annual Union of B.C. Municipali-ties Conference.

    These stewards of our finances and our elected officials for the next six weeks, decided it was a very

    worthwhile expense, to have us pay for them to attend this annual con-ference. No, not just one representa-tive from the district, not two, but more than half of our council sought fit to attend this annual gala at our expense.

    Now you might say, well, ok, odds are one or two of them stand a good chance of re-election, or maybe more of them, and maybe that is true, but there is one thing for sure, and that is two of the councillors are seeking the mayors chair, and there is one guarantee, and that is that one of the two is not going be in public office six weeks from now.

    Watching the social media feeds of these councillors, we did learn of one positive outcome amongst all the photo-ops that seemed to be a focus of their attendance. One councillor did brag about the new changes to municipal insurance for non-profits that provide contract services to municipalities that was voted on, but please, I dont think that Sookes vote was the deal breaker on that one.

    Perhaps a better plan by council would have been to discuss if there were any important issues requiring Sookes attendance, and then elect to send one representative from Sooke to take the councils concerns to the conference.

    Of all the political hype and poli-ticking that occurs around this event, and of all the resolutions that our towns and cities pass at these

    conferences (which the provin-cial government seems to ignore), for some reason, we dont hear the motion from anyone, that the date of this annual conference be moved to some time after the fixed November election date to allow for the new and returning councillors with a fresh mandate to hopefully bring some benefit from these galas. Maybe they could vote to eliminate this system of the quasi farewell party of all the municipal politicians in attendance at the annual UBCM gala week.

    So one question that everyone should be asking of their elected officials as we enter the election campaign of 2014, is why did the four councillors find it necessary to attend this conference? How much did it cost us? Will they be report-ing back to the taxpayers of Sooke, the wealth of knowledge they gained from this annual experience so that others may benefit when they are gone? And what did they bring back to Sooke that will be of a direct ben-efit to the Sooke taxpayers in the next six weeks before they may be looking for a new line of work?

    Remember, the District of Sooke is our company, and those that chose to run for office, work for us. Hopefully we made the right busi-ness decision for our company and invested well.

    Derek LewersSooke

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    Road work?This is the third year

    walking Sooke Road that every time it rains the intersection at Charters Road floods forcing pedestrians to walk out in the traffic lane, of course it also floods at most of our intersections.

    Has anyone in Sooke seen any day-to-day road maintenance on our streets, little things like filling potholes? Street sweeping? Brush clearing?

    I am sure we pay taxes for something?

    Randy ClarkstonSooke

    Park is a tiny gem

    Flea Beach is a lovely pocket park, and yes, it has trees, as do most parks in British Colum-bia. While one danger-ously leaning tree has been removed, after appropriate approval from the CRD, trees are an integral part of the park.

    Unfortunately, Flea Beach has already undergone the depriva-tions of illegal tree-cut-ting on at least two sep-arate occasions, with the area nearest Sea-side Drive effectively clear-cut in secretive, night-time operations. Now the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Pres-ervation Society will have to spend money to remediate this clear-cut swath, in addition to organizing road repair and protecting the rustic quality of this tiny gem of a pub-lic park.

    I, along with many others, have already given our personal

    input through a pub-lic meeting, personal communications and internet discussions with the Society, which has welcomed all input from the community and beyond.

    Kudos to the Shering-ham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society for taking local respon-sibility for this park.

    Diane Dieter Shirley

    Brightness distracting

    The new SEAPARC sign by the highway is very nice. Easily to be seen in daytime.

    At nightime, you dont notice the deers crossing in front of you on the highway because of the bright-ness of the light from the sign peeling your eyes away. Would that be a new public safety issue?

    Perhaps the bright-ness of light from the sign could be toned down at nighttime? It seems to be on the same brightness level 24/7. You could dim it by 50 per cent at night-time which would still be easily viewable. Just a thought.

    Michael DoerflerOtter Point

    Opposed to radio tower

    Re: Telus Radio Com-munications Facility 6683 Sooke Road.

    Here we go again! Now Telus is applying for construction of a

    new radio communica-tions tower about one-half block away from the last proposal by Alcatel-Lucent at Jim Mitchells building. Vir-tually everyone in the room at the June 18, 2012 District of Sooke Land Use and Environ-ment Committee meet-ing seemed appalled at the prospect of blight-ing the ocean views and exposing town center residents and workers to the dan-gers of cell tower radia-tion. Reactions to the poorly thought out location were equally strong from both the public and members of the LUEC commit-tee. Council resolved to send a letter to strongly oppose the proposed town center location of their Monopole Radio Tower. Copies of the letter were to be sent to Industry Canada and four Vancouver Island MPs. How can this be happening again?

    On September 22 I called the Sooke plan-ning department and asked my questions and was told to write a letter to Telus stat-ing my opposition to the tower, and that this issue would go to pub-lic consultation and to Council on Oct 27.

    Should there not be a policy in place for these matters consid-ering the large number of signatures on the prior petitions and the impressive presenta-tions given regarding health related concerns about radio frequency?

    Has the public not already voiced their

    opinion? Why does this have to go to pub-lic consultation again? Has the public been properly notified?

    Sylvia HallgrenSooke

    Homework needed

    Re: Report card time for local politicians, Sept. 24. Another View Tom Fletcher.

    My track record advocating for cost-effective delivery of municipal services, fis-cal discipline in major infrastructure projects, open government and safety in our communi-ties is clear.

    Voters and municipal officials from across the political spectrum value this contribution at Vic-toria City Hall, which has saved taxpayers money, improved pub-lic services and helped to make the municipal-ity more responsive to resident concerns.

    Tom Fletcher chooses to ignore this track record in his col-umn, perhaps because he has not attended a single meeting of Victo-ria City Council or the Capital Regional Dis-trict Board since I was elected to represent the people of Victoria three years ago.

    Alongside my work on municipal issues, the people of Victoria have asked me to stand up and advocate to the provincial and federal governments on issues they care about that impact our community.

    This includes the

    threat of oil tankers and pipelines on coastal communities and inte-rior waterways; attacks on our postal system and education sys-tem and the workers who deliver those ser-vices; and the rights of First Nations on issues including sacred burial sites and land develop-ment

    The Union of BC Municipalities and the Federation of Cana-dian Municipalities are legitimate channels for dialogue between local government and the provincial and federal governments.

    At this years UBCM convention, I spoke directly with Premier Clark and her Ministers on matters affecting the City of Victoria and Capital Region, helping to build relationships and find solutions that will benefit the commu-nity that I am elected to represent.

    Tom Fletcher is enti-tled to have his views, as I told him during a conversation at UBCM. But I think we would all benefit if he did his homework first.

    Ben Isitt Victoria City

    Councillor

    We asked: If you could build anything in Sooke, what would it be?

    An animal shelter and associ-ated services.

    Lisa McCormackSooke

    A treehouse.

    Jim MeunierSooke

    A seniors' building similar to the Hope Centre, a smaller

    building for people who desparately need a short stay.

    Roger FurburSooke

    More stuff for kids, more activi-ties and more spaces.

    Jen AtwaterSooke

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    Residents care

    As a Shirley resident, I feel I should comment on the state of Flea Beach. Local residents have for years been concerned about keep-ing this area clean and accessible. I, for one, was greatly relieved to see the Sheringham Point Light House Pres-ervation Society take a more formal role in its management and upkeep.

    This involved for-mally petitioning the government for opera-tional oversight and once granted, the Soci-ety held many open meetings to gather insight and hopes from the local residents as to changes and improve-ments that could be made. It is a regular agenda item at soci-ety meetings and con-cerned residents can attend meetings or fol-low any plan progress on their website.

    I am sure that the local bears, otters, quail, rabbits and other wild critters, while they do not necessar-ily have access to the internet, also appreci-

    ate the efforts of the Lighthouse Society to preserve their natural habitat.

    Dr. T. JonesShirley

    Disturbing trend

    Dale Ardens feature letter in the Sept. 17 Sooke News Mirror was quite illuminating.

    His cry that, I have been too busy work-ing to study my zon-ing, and you can imag-ine my surprise when I found....... highlights a notable trend in our world, namely a blatant disregard by many cor-porations, some busi-ness owners and even government for pesky laws, court decisions, official plans, estab-lished rules and regula-tions.

    Like the logging com-pany that seemed to be too busy cutting down trees to notice (imag-ine their surprise) that they had denuded the banks of a stream. Or the mining company that was too busy drill-ing for gold to study the legal allowable maxi-

    mum level of their tail-ings pond.

    I am thinking that this trend might hold some promise for us all. Imagine the possibili-ties: Sorry officer, but I was too busy driving to take note of the posted speed limit. Or Golly, Mr. Building Inspector, I have been too busy building this addition onto my house to study the building codes.

    We might be on to something here.

    J. PhillipsOtter Point

    Clearing up the facts

    There is a bit of a misleading slant on the situation regarding Flea Beach access.

    The Parks Commis-sion studied all options and possible conse-quences of acquiring Flea Beach.

    At first it sounded great, until we took our heads out of the clouds realizing with acquiti-sion comes liability.

    We do not have the public funding (tax base) or the resources to take on such a huge

    risk; so it became nec-essary to be selec-tive and we literally checked out each one for viability.

    Flea Beach is one we put a lot of thought into, it is an attractive site, unfortunatley it came with its own problems and conflicts, including trespassing and tree cutting; the situation was escalating.

    As a commission, we felt the threat of liabil-ity was too great to take the responsibility of Flea Beach on.

    When the lighthouse society approached us, we assisted them by giving them advice and encouragement. We felt it would be more appropriate for a well-known, local group to take over the acquisi-tion of Flea Beach. They would have more suc-cess at managing the access and be more suitable for bringing the exisiting problem-atic situation at Flea Beach to a closure.

    On another note, I would suggest that the bear will be the least of your problems.

    Louise PatersonChair, JdF Parks

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    Bear BuzzRecent Wildlife

    Sightings:

    Ella Road residents reported a black bear removing garbage from cans in the neighbour-hood. The bear was taking the garbage into a neighbouring prop-erty. A wooden box was built, in an attempt to store the garbage, but the bear broke open the box.

    Store garbage in a secure building until collection day or con-sider purchasing a bear-resistant house-hold container. If you cannot store garbage securely, freeze smelly items and add to the bin only on the morn-ing of collection.

    A black bear near Grant Road was in a tree eating apples. Apples left unpicked and ripening fruit left on the ground attracted the bear. The RCMP arrived, just as the ani-mal was leaving the area.

    A large black bear has been sighted in the Wright/McMillan/Fran-cis Road areas.

    A resident near Sooke River Road area, reported a black bear dragged a shed, full of garbage, across the yard. The garbage, left there for some time

    began to smell, was attracting the bear.

    To change the behav-iour of bears, we must first change our own. Be very diligent about not giving bears access to food, garbage, chick-ens, livestock, fruit trees, dog food, bird feeders, or any other

    type of attractant. If we take away the items that attract the bears, our communities will be a safer place for all of us.

    This is an effective and proven, long-term solution for reducing human-bear conflicts.

    Should you encoun-ter a bear in your neigh-bourhood and it does not see you, simply walk away. If the bear sees you, speak to the bear in a low calm voice and slowly back away. Keep the bear in your field of vision but

    do not stare at the bear directly. Directly star-ing at a bear may be interpreted as a sign of aggression. Above all, never approach a wild animal. For more on what to do in the event of an encounter with wildlife or how to pro-tect yourself visit www.wildsafebc.com.

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    Bears are getting ready for winter and are seeking out food sources. They will not hesitate to enter yards and they have been spotted on Wright road, below, in a home with a childrens trampoline and other toys. Be bear aware and dont attract them to your yard.

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  • Ballot question important

    Your editorial re: Ballot question will be meaningless com-pletely misses the point of the exercise. Council did indeed send a let-ter to Minister Kent and P.M. Harper in January 2012. Clearly those lev-els of government were not listening or do not care. Therefore it is completely logical and appropriate to restate the position in stronger terms. In order to do that the council wants to poll the citizens, on whose behalf they will be speaking, as to their wishes. That is called democracy. Obviously there is a price for that; just as there is a price for everything, includ-ing paying their wages, heating the building etc. etc.

    It is interesting that the Mayors of Burn-aby and Victoria are speaking out on this issue on behalf of their electorate. In fact the City of Victoria has been granted inter-vener status. The CBC

    reported that Victoria will be having a pub-lic meeting on that very question (On the Island, 29 September 2014). I imagine there might be some costs entailed in that meet-ing; however those cit-ies are more concerned with the process of democracy than on the minimal costs that were suggested.

    The editor should be proud of Sooke coun-cils bold stand and not lose sight of what is really at stake in this issue. That indeed would be common sense.

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    Just change the law

    Rule of law is very important, as Gail Hall points out in her ram-bling letter, but what to do when the law is a fool, and the collective becomes tyranny?

    If Mr. Arden is cor-rect in suggesting, as I understand his let-ter, that some use of his property pre-dates the present bylaw, then he is the victim of partial confiscation. The proper question is whether or not activ-ity on the property is of significant harm to other people. So sig-nificant smoke or run-off, or release of toxic components, or high noise level, would be

    improper. That would probably violate spe-cific laws as well as be subject to tort action. Yes, some people get lazy as a fence com-pany did in failing to clean the street in Lang-ford that their trucks were making dusty and muddy. But I read Arden claiming he runs a good operation.

    Since there is a law in place, why cant Sooke get its act together and quickly change the law to be more sensible? Apparently control freaks object to that.

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    Keith Sketchley Saanich

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    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

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    Tomatoes

    139

    Australian

    NavelOranges

    79

    Washington

    WhiteOnions

    49B.C. Grown

    Leeks

    99

    B.C. Grown

    Baby Yellow or

    Red Potaotoes

    99

    B.C. Grown

    Rutabagas

    59

    Chef Boyardee

    Pasta& Sauce4/500

    Hunt's Thick 'N Rich

    PastaSauce2/300

    Aqua na

    RemineralizedWater

    499

    Quaker

    LifeCereal

    Fresh

    SoleFillets

    Mitchell's

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    500g 3 Varieties ...............449J.M. Schneider's

    Lunch MateStakers.............................................349

    AAA Beef

    StirfryStrips11.08/kg .............................499

    Maple Leaf Regular or Lazy Maple

    Bacon

    375g.....................................649

    ea

    B.C. Grown

    AmbrosiaApples1.52/kg

    Canola Harvest

    100%Canola Oil

    279

    680 mLAll Varieties

    946 mL

    220179/100g /lb

    AAA Beef Outside Round

    Steak orRoast10.59/kg ............................479

    Extra Lean

    GroundBeef10.79/kg ................................489

    Campbell'sEveryday Gourmet

    SoupsBetty Crocker

    SupermoistCake Mix

    2/400 299

    Royal CityWhole or Jellied

    Cranberries

    129348 mL

    V-8

    VegetableJuice

    149950 mLAll VarietiesLean

    GroundBeef9.90/kg ............................