sooke news mirror, january 15, 2014

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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 17 Sports/stats Page 24 FOLK MUSIC The Sooke Folk Music Society presents Anjopa. Page 17 SOOKE Classifieds 21 • 75 ¢ BOYS GET BRONZE! Sooke’s Midgets win at Saanich tournament. Page 24 Hicks wants home-grown solution to water issues Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror The Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission came together on January 7 to discuss bulk water dispensing stations. Previously the Sooke News Mirror reported on the fact that many residents in the Juan de Fuca, and in other areas of the CRD, would be paying more for deliv- ery of potable water. New bulk water dis- pensing stations will be installed in Sooke, Langford and East Sooke. The East Sooke station is to be com- plete in 2014. At the meeting JdF Area Director Mike Hicks said he was offer- ing up his meager gas tax funds to pay for two stand pipes on each end of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. “I suggested, and was backed by Herb Hal- dane, that we want to provide water as effi- ciently as we can to customers not on the water system,” said Hicks. Hicks said there are 600 people needing potable water. The cost of those stand pipes would be between $5,000 and $10,000 and they would be placed as close to Otter Point as they can get and the other could be on the new East Sooke Fire Department property. A report by the CRD had been presented to the JdFWDC out- lining an intended ‘accomplish list.’ The bulk water dispensing stations would allow for such things as: accurate metered dis- charge/billing informa- tion; automatic flow control valve; pres- sure reducing valves and heated meters and piping and installation of stations in areas which are safe and not impacted by sudden increased demand dur- ing filling cycles. Hicks said there are 18 water suppliers and those changes to the dispensing stations were necessary to meet their goals. Hicks said he argues that there were only two suppliers of pota- ble water and goals could be achieved with a stand pipe. “I want to separate the potable water sup- pliers from the rest of the water suppliers which are mostly for construction,” said Hicks. “Every single objective can be met. The good news is that we’re still in the game.” At the end of the meeting, the report to the JdFWDC was tabled so the CRD water staff could look at the feasi- bility of Mike Hicks’ sug- gestion. Any changes would require a change in the bylaws. Mike Hicks — Director Tax funds could be used for stand pipes NEWS MIRROR Pirjo Raits photo The Otter Point and Church Road connector is taking shape. New connector road draws comments Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Not everyone who came to the January 13 Committee of the Whole meeting to hear about the new connec- tor road was happy with the design. The connector is a $2,581,311 project to link Church and Otter Point Road in stage one of a multi-staged road network which will eventually provide a through road from Phil- lips Road to West Coast Road. The connector road and the trails have been identified in the 2009 Transportation Master Plan and the Parks & Trails Master Plan. A multi-use trail is already in place along Church Road. This first stage is expected to be complete by Septem- ber 2014. “We are trying to shift vehicular traffic off Sooke Road and take some pressure off the downtown core, that’s the idea,” said Mayor Wendal Milne. One of the issues was the number of intersec- tions along this section of the connector. Peter Ferguson, of McElhanney Con- sulting Services Ltd., stated there would be a multi-use trail on the south side and a side- walk on the north side of the connector road. A round-about would eventually be located at the intersection of Otter Point and Grant Roads. Other concerns included safety issues such as; sight lines on the hill on Townsend Road, sun in the eyes of drivers during the winter months, lack of push-buttons at cross- walks and cyclists on the road rather than on the multi-use trail. A couple of residents came forward and asked that no through road be punched in from Anna Marie Road and it be left as is with its cul-de-sac. Councillor Rick Kasper wanted to see less crosswalks, the multi-use trail on the north side of the road and local bidders to reduce the carbon foot- print. Other issues already mentioned were brought up by council and in the end Mayor Milne said, “and that’s where our democratic opinions differ.” Ferguson answered most of the questions that were posed by council and the resi- dents. He said pedes- trians would get the “highest priority” in deliberations. Cross- walk warning signs would be in place as well as lighting and a boulevard between the pedestrians and the traffic. As the project is still in the design phase, amendments could still be made. The report was accepted and a further report will be presented to council on options on cost and what to do on Townsend Road. Council gave instruc- tions for the consul- tants to get on with the design and the cost estimates. Cathy Park made her first appearance in West- ern Communities Provincial Court on January 9 on charges laid under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act. Park’s case was adjourned for five weeks and she is scheduled to reappear on February 20. New date set for court case OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation 250 642 6480 2383 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $369,900 CLASSIC CRAFTSMAN HOME GORGEOUS MASTER ON MAIN SHOWHOME CONDITION UNFIN BASEMENT-EASY SUITE TOTALLY REMEDIATED BLDG. LARGE 2BR GROUND FLOOR CORNER OCEANFRONT UNIT UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS!!! BIG FAMILY HOME 2380 SQ FT 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH + DEN & FR. PRIVATE SUNNY FENCED YARD ULTRA CONVENIENT LCOATION 6521 STONEWOOD DRIVE SUNRIVER $499,900 Complimentary Market Evaluations 2404 SUNRIVER WAY SUNRIVER $469,900 107-2057 KALTASIN RD. BILLINGS SPIT $219,900 BEAUTIFUL BEECHWOOD PLAN FULLY FINISHED 3 LEVEL IMMAC. THROUGHOUT 4BR 4 BA MAIN LIVING OPEN PLAN

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Page 1: Sooke News Mirror, January 15, 2014

SOOKE NEWS MIRROR - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com • 1

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

Black PressWednesday, January 15, 2014Agreement#40110541

Editorial Page 8

Entertainment Page 17

Sports/stats Page 24

FOLK MUSICThe Sooke Folk Music Society

presents Anjopa.Page 17

SOOKEClassi� eds 21 • 75¢

BOYS GET BRONZE!

Sooke’s Midgets win at Saanich tournament.

Page 24

Hicks wants home-grown solution to water issues

Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

The Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission came together on January 7 to discuss bulk water dispensing stations. Previously the Sooke News Mirror reported on the fact that many residents in the Juan de Fuca, and in other areas of the CRD, would be paying more for deliv-ery of potable water.

New bulk water dis-pensing stations will be installed in Sooke, Langford and East Sooke. The East Sooke station is to be com-plete in 2014.

At the meeting JdF Area Director Mike Hicks said he was offer-ing up his meager gas tax funds to pay for two stand pipes on each end of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

“I suggested, and was backed by Herb Hal-dane, that we want to provide water as effi-ciently as we can to customers not on the water system,” said Hicks.

Hicks said there are 600 people needing potable water.

The cost of those stand pipes would be between $5,000 and $10,000 and they would be placed as close to Otter Point as they can get and the other could be on the new East Sooke Fire Department property.

A report by the CRD had been presented to the JdFWDC out-lining an intended ‘accomplish list.’ The bulk water dispensing stations would allow for such things as: accurate metered dis-charge/billing informa-tion; automatic flow

control valve; pres-sure reducing valves and heated meters and piping and installation of stations in areas which are safe and not impacted by sudden increased demand dur-ing filling cycles.

Hicks said there are 18 water suppliers and those changes to the dispensing stations were necessary to meet their goals.

Hicks said he argues that there were only two suppliers of pota-ble water and goals could be achieved with a stand pipe.

“I want to separate the potable water sup-pliers from the rest of the water suppliers which are mostly for construction,” said Hicks. “Every single objective can be met. The good news is that we’re still in the game.”

At the end of the meeting, the report to the JdFWDC was tabled so the CRD water staff could look at the feasi-bility of Mike Hicks’ sug-gestion. Any changes would require a change in the bylaws.

MikeHicks

— Director

Tax funds could be used for stand pipes

NEWSM I R R O R

Pirjo Raits photo

The Otter Point and Church Road connector is taking shape.

New connector road draws commentsPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Not everyone who came to the January 13 Committee of the Whole meeting to hear about the new connec-tor road was happy with the design.

The connector is a $2,581,311 project to link Church and Otter Point Road in stage one of a multi-staged road network which will eventually provide a through road from Phil-lips Road to West Coast Road. The connector road and the trails have been identified in the 2009 Transportation Master Plan and the Parks & Trails Master Plan. A multi-use trail is already in place along Church Road. This first stage is expected to be

complete by Septem-ber 2014.

“We are trying to shift vehicular traffic off Sooke Road and take some pressure off the downtown core, that’s the idea,” said Mayor Wendal Milne.

One of the issues was the number of intersec-tions along this section of the connector.

Peter Ferguson, of McElhanney Con-sulting Services Ltd., stated there would be a multi-use trail on the south side and a side-walk on the north side of the connector road. A round-about would eventually be located at the intersection of Otter Point and Grant Roads.

Other concerns included safety issues such as; sight lines on

the hill on Townsend Road, sun in the eyes of drivers during the winter months, lack of push-buttons at cross-walks and cyclists on the road rather than on the multi-use trail.

A couple of residents came forward and asked that no through road be punched in from Anna Marie Road and it be left as is with its cul-de-sac.

Councillor Rick Kasper wanted to see less crosswalks, the multi-use trail on the north side of the road and local bidders to reduce the carbon foot-print.

Other issues already mentioned were brought up by council and in the end Mayor Milne said, “and that’s where our democratic

opinions differ.”Ferguson answered

most of the questions that were posed by council and the resi-dents. He said pedes-trians would get the “highest priority” in deliberations. Cross-walk warning signs would be in place as well as lighting and a boulevard between the pedestrians and the traffic. As the project is still in the design phase, amendments could still be made.

The report was accepted and a further report will be presented to council on options on cost and what to do on Townsend Road.

Council gave instruc-tions for the consul-tants to get on with the design and the cost estimates.

Cathy Park made her first appearance in West-ern Communities Provincial Court on January 9 on charges laid under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act.

Park’s case was adjourned for five weeks and she is scheduled to reappear on February 20.

New date set for

court case

OLIVER KATZ Personal Real Estate Corporation

250 642 6480

2383 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $369,900

CLASSIC CRAFTSMAN HOME GORGEOUS MASTER ON MAIN

SHOWHOME CONDITION UNFIN BASEMENT-EASY SUITE

TOTALLY REMEDIATED BLDG. LARGE 2BR GROUND FLOOR CORNER OCEANFRONT UNIT

UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS!!!

BIG FAMILY HOME 2380 SQ FT 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH + DEN & FR. PRIVATE SUNNY FENCED YARD ULTRA CONVENIENT LCOATION

6521 STONEWOOD DRIVE SUNRIVER $499,900

Complimentary Market Evaluations

2404 SUNRIVER WAY SUNRIVER $469,900

107-2057 KALTASIN RD. BILLINGS SPIT $219,900

BEAUTIFUL BEECHWOOD PLAN FULLY FINISHED 3 LEVEL

IMMAC. THROUGHOUT 4BR 4 BA MAIN LIVING OPEN PLAN

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SEATreats From the

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Fresh, Great Tasting Meat

BUTCHER’S BLOCKBUTCHER’S BLOCK

Previously FrozenSockeyeFillets

Dad's Cookies 350g All Varieties ..............................................$299

Quaker Life Cereal 450g .......................................$299

Kraft Dinner Cups 58g All Varieties ....................................$109

Shake 'n Bake Coating Mix 113-192g All Varieties ....................2/400

Heinz Upside Down Prepared Mustard 375 ml ..........2/300

El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix 35g .................................99¢

Bee Maid Au Naturel Sweetener 750g .........................$699

Unico Marinated Artichoke Hearts 170g .....................99¢

V-8 Vegetable Juice 950 ml .........................................$179

Texana Long Grain White or Brown Rice 907g .....$199

Mott's Fruitsations Apple Sauce 620 ml .............................$199

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce 142 ml ..............$229

Pepperidge Farms Gold� sh Crackers 180-220g All Varieties ............2/500

Dempsters 12 Grain Bagels 6's .....................................$269

Olafson Sundried Tomato Burrito 469g .....................$279

Country Harvest Bread 675g Selected Varieties .................................2/500

Country Harvest Cinnamon Raisin Bread 675g .................$299

Whiskas Temptations Cat Food 60-85g All Varieties ...................4/500

Alley Cat Dry Cat Food 2 kg ..............................................$359

Jonny Cat Cat Litter 10 kg .................................................$699

Purex Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 12's ...........................$699

Arm & Hammer Extra Laundry Detergent 2.2L ...............$289

Alcan Aluminum Foil Wrap 18"x25' .............................$399

Fresh Sunrise Whole Chickens

$4.39/kg .....................................................

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Whole ChickenStuffed $4.39/kg ....................

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Inside RoundSteak $9.00/kg ..........................

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Crio Bru Cocoa

Coffee Substitute 340g ...............$629

Ecos Dark Chocolate

Coconut Water 1L ....................................$359

Celestial Seasonings

Tea 20's .....................................................$229

Dan D Pak

Organic Quinoa 400g .............................$349

Better Than Bouillon

Soup Base 227g .................................$499

Protein Blast

Protein Drinks 325 ml ................2/500

$229

6’s

BulkFoodsBulkFoods

VariousTypes

Snowcrest

Blueberries 600g ......................................$449

Welch's

Grape Juice 341 ml ............................$129

Naleway

Perogies 1 kg ....................................$229

Island Farms Classic

Ice Cream 1.65L All Varieties ...............$399

1.89L

Fresh

SoleFillets

$149

Flax

BREAD$229

CinnamonBuns

BranMuf� ns$359 $399

SlicedCheddar

Sauerkraut

White or Whole Wheat

Kaiser Buns $189

69¢

2/200

2/500

CaliforniaBaby Dill

99¢

California

Anise/Fennel2.18 kg ..........................99¢

Chinese

Bulk Mandarins1.30/kg ...........................59¢Mexican

Grape Tomatoes1 pint ......................2/300B.C.

Yellow Potatoes5lb bag .................... 2/600

OrganicFuji Apples

$199

HoneyHam

FruitSalad Lemon Meringue

Pie

$599

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/lb

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$569

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$149

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Turkey Varieties ..........20%Hertel's Boneless

Leg Ham$8.80/kg .....................

$399

Butcher's CutSliced Meats375-475g ...................20%

FreshInside Round Roast$9.90/kg ....................

$449Bassili's Best Beef or Chicken

Lasagna907g ...........................

$549 Butcher's Cut

Smokies 3 Cheese,

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$899

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Wine Gums ............89¢

Gummi Worms ....69¢

Deluxe

Treat Mix .....................99¢

ChoppedWalnuts ......................

$199

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offat till

6's 6's

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Folgers Regular orMountainRoast Coffee

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$549 99¢

QuakerRiceCakes 100-199g

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CapriCanolaOil 946 ml

$169

SunRype Pure or BlendedJuices 5x200 ml

Christie Premium PlusCrackers900g

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ClassicoPasta Sauce650 ml

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Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

Even before the issue came forward at the January 13 District of Sooke council meet-ing, Michael Nyikes, president of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the opportunity for Sooke to have com-mercial marijuana grow operations as a viable economic driver.

A report was brought to council by the plan-ning department on the revised federal medi-cal marijuana regula-tions. The report rec-ommended that staff prepare a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to regulate medical marijuana pro-duction facilities in the district and to make no changes to regulate marijuana production.

District planner Gerard LeBlanc stated that the new regula-tions come into place in April which would

disallow individuals from growing medical marijuana and put the growing and distribu-tion into large scale commercial grow oper-ations. All of the grow-ing and packaging will have to be housed in one structure.

LeBlanc said Sooke has the opportunity to zone for such opera-tions in several zones and this could provide an economic benefit to the community. He said there is already a structure in place in the Otter Point Indus-trial Park in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

So far the federal government has only approved four licensed production facilities out of the hundreds of applications across the country.

“It should be recog-nized that permitting those uses through the zoning bylaw... we won’t be inundated with requests,” said

LeBlanc.Councillor Herb Hal-

dane said Sooke has a lot of property owners who have commercial property and he would like to look at all zones to see which would be appropriate for such activity.

Any application for a grow operation would have to pass through a lot of scrutiny. The application would

have to pass through the RCMP, local gov-ernment as well as the federal government. Appropriate zoning, security and type of building would all have to be approved.

Council asked staff to bring forward the appropriate amend-ments and rationale to permit such operations in agricultural/indus-trial zones.

Goose trail work

Beginning Monday, January 13, the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure will carry out routine repair and maintenance work on the Selkirk Trestle on the galloping goose regional Trail, which is managed by the Capital regional district.

The TreSTle will remain open to the public, and no closures are expected but short delays are possible. The work is expected to finish by the end of March.

Hard times in sooke

The annual hard Times dance is being held at the Sooke Community hall on Saturday, January 25.

Phoenix will STarT the dancing at 9 p.m. wieners and beans included. dress attire: casual or hard times. Tickets at either drug store for $5.

 robbie burns

nighT aT The Shirley Community hall with performers Celtic reflections.

TiCkeTS info aT [email protected]/fB.

UpSooke

Thumbs Up

To all ThoSe folks who are sticking to their new year’s resolutions.

There’s gold in them thar hillsPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

With all of the programs on television about the new gold rush, it may be of interest to local stu-dents to know that Sooke had it’s own gold rush.

In 1864 gold was discovered in Leechtown in the hills past the Sooke potholes. A town of 3,000 sprang up quickly and led to lots being sold in the town site of Sooke. Many settled in Sooke after the gold rush was over. Interestingly enough though, is that the modern day has seen placer miners seek-ing gold in the Sooke River. They still pan for gold.

What is it that makes gold so special? Why do men and women seek their fortunes in the wilder-ness hoping for a flash in the pan of the elusive golden metal?

This is the theme for the annual Sooke Regional Historical Society essay contest. The Lure of Gold is the topic and coincides with the 150th annniver-sary of Leechtown.

Students in elementary, middle and high school or home-schooled can win cash for their Lure of Gold essays. A high school student’s entry could win them a total of $300. Elementary school stu-dents will be awarded five $50 cash prizes. Entries should be 50 to 150 words. Middle school students could wion one of three $75 cash prizes. Essays should be 100-300 words. High school entries should be between 300-400 words. Students from East Sooke to Port Renfrew can enter.

Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded by the Sooke Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 54, Sooke Community Association and the Vancou-ver Island Placer Mining Association. The VIPMA is awarding $500 in prizes.

The entry deadlines for elementary and middle grades is February 15 and for high school entries April 15. Awards will be given out at the Sookre Region Museum Open House on June 22. Entry forms will be in next week’s Sooke News Mirror. More information can be obtained by calling 250-642-6351.

Pirjo Raits photo

it’s winter in sookeThe Strait of Juan de Fuca creates a dramatic backdrop for those who live along the water.

Marijuana grow op opps discussed

Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-2226Ron KumarPharmacist/Owner

P H A R M A C Y S U P P L I E SLocally Owned and Operated

PEOPLES DRUg MARt ....Where People Come First

Pharmacy service the way it is meant to be.....over 23 years of service in the communities of Sooke, East Sooke, Jordan River, Shirley, and Port Renfrew, (and even for our customers who have moved to Victoria and still use our service).

Pharmacy practice to benefit the needs of OUR community and more importantly.... with PEOPLE in mind.

Talk to our pharmacy staff about how we can confidentially transfer your prescriptions to our location.

Did You Know? I think it is very exciting to watch the changes that are underway for the traffic patterns in Sooke. The connector road will take out a lot of the traffic congestion of the downtown area of Sooke during the “peak” traffic periods of “before and after school”. The roundabout that will go in shortly in the middle of Sooke by West-ern Foods is much needed (this from someone who spends far too much time driving around Sooke). And once we get use to the roundabout… honest, life, as we know it, will be better.

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SeaFood

Bulk Foods

Produce

Frozen Dairy NaturalFoods

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Check out all our Grocery Specials in our Instore Flyer!

Oven Roasted

Turkey Breast .............

$199 Blueberry, Choc Chip, Blueberry Bran

Mini Muf� ns360g ..........................................

2/600

Eggo

Waf� es560g ....................

$399

Liberté

Greek Yogurt500g ...............................2/700

Crofter'sOrganic Jam235 ml ........

2/500

Peru

Mangoes ...................................................

$100

Quaker

Crispy MinisRice Cakes100g ....................

5/500

All Varieties

PepsiCola12 Pack .................

$299

Crisco

VegetableOil946 ml ...................

$299

Campbell's

Chunky Soup540 ml ...................

2/400

Bick's Polski Ogorki or Regular

Dill Pickles1L ........................

2/500

Max Voets

Medium RoastCoffee300g .......................

$399

Kraft

SaladDressings250 ml .........................

2/300

SunRype

100%Juice1.36L ...........................

2/500

Seventh Generation

Bathroom Tissue4 Roll ....................

2/500

Quaker Chewy

YogurtBars34's ................................

$899

Catelli

SmartPasta375g ..........................

3/400

Robin Hood Large Flake or

QuickOats1 kg .........................

$199

Unico

Chick Peas, Lentilsor Beans540 ml .......................

4/500

Dempster's White or100% Whole Wheat

Bread600g ......................

2/500

Premiere Nutrition Chocolate

ProteinShake325 ml ....................

2/300

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Living with cystic fibrosis in the familyBritt Santowski Sooke News Mirror

On the weekend of January 4, Heather Strange was out doing what she has done so many times in the past, and will continue to do so many times in the future: fund-raise for cystic fibrosis.

Sometimes, the long-term goals can seem overwhelming.

Regarding a future, it’s not a luxury Heather and her husband Dave allow themselves. Their son Carter is afflicted with cystic fibrosis.

“I don’t think about it. Dave and I, we had to shut that down. We had to shut down the idea of high school gradu-ation, we had to shut down the idea of uni-versity, marriage, kids, because the future is so…” she leaves that hanging. “It’s kind of overwhelming to think of that.” They know too many people with CF who have passed away in their mid-20’s.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder pres-ent at birth. In order for a child to be born with CF, both parents would have to have a mutation on the chromosome 7. Children with parents who both have this mutation, have a one in four chance of getting CF, a one in four chance of not being impacted in any way, and a one in two chance of being — as their parents were — a carrier.

Heather explains that CF is like having a defect in the pump that regulates salt in our bodies.

“Because this salt-exchange pump is com-

pletely out of whack, what happens then is the mucus in your body becomes extra thick.”

The disease, Heather elaborates, is a “head-to-toe” disease. Compli-cations include sinus problems, lung infec-tions, digestive sys-tem, pancreas function, breathing difficulties to name a few. The symp-toms vary from person to person, making it very individual.

The diagnosis for her son was difficult to achieve. Heather knew in her gut that things weren’t right for Carter. Yet, it took almost three years — and a doctor with previous exposure to CF — to administer a simple sweat test. This

test confirmed the sus-picions that something was wrong, and turned their worlds upside-down.

There are still difficult parent-child conversa-tions that they need to face, and as a couple with an overwhelming challenge, Heather and Dave move through each day step by step.

In the meanwhile, they are planning local trips — vacations — where they can, for a brief moment in time, have some semblance of normalcy. They are looking at locating a camping trailer that would afford them the mobility to come and go on their own sched-ule, without having to

rely on flight schedules and permissions.

“We’re the abnormal ones at the moment,” said Heather, reflecting on the longevity of her relationship with her husband. “We are nine and a half years into this. We were strug-gling for a number of years.” As difficult as it is, they’re life has established a rhythm, one that a diagnosis really helped with. It gave them a concrete problem to manage. Sure, there are still challenges, but they are managing.

Heather’s coping method has been to compartmentalize. She became a gatherer of information, and a relayer of fact. She empowered herself through knowledge.

“I gave up my career, and my world. … Once we got diagnosed I dumped my brain of … any information that I learned prior to that and I filled it up with new information.” She strongly recommends that knowledge be obtained from reputa-ble sites.

A recent break-through drug called Kalydeco, detailed in an earlier CBC arti-cle (“Cystic fibrosis ‘breakthrough’ pills have $300K price tag” printed at cbc.ca on December 6, 2019), has an astronomical price tag: That’s $300,000 per person per year. Fur-ther, this drug is only for those with a certain form of CF, known as G551D which according to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry (2011) affects 3.4 per cent of those with CF.

Carter, is afflicted with DeltaF508, which occurs in 91.5 per cent of CF mutations. The current explora-tions for this form is CF is a combination of Kalydeco and Luma-caftor. According to Heather Strange, dou-bling the drugs effec-tively doubles the price.

Managing the dis-ease — outside of the costs of medicine — is expensive. First, there’s the lost income of one parent. Then, Heather and her husband Dave purchased a machine that administers multi-ple medicines to Carter through a face mask, which costed about $2,000. It costs an addi-tional $1,000 a year to maintain this machine. And then there’s the medicine.

“One of the drugs that Carter takes on a regular basis is $1,200 a month. Occasionally, he has to go on another drug, and that’s $3,000 a month.”

A combination of medical insurance and Pharmacare helps them manage these costs, but the deduct-ibles before coverage kicks in do add up.

In the meanwhile, Heather does what she can to raise funds for research for CF. She has cycled for CF, done Jazzercise fund-raisers, and committed to a number of other fund raising events around town. Just like the weekend past, where she raised about $800 in a bottle drive. Right now is what they have. And right now, it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other.

Britt Santowski photo

On Saturday, January 4, Heather Strange (pictured in the back, sorting bottles) coordinated a bottle drive to raise funds towards CF research. In total, they raised $800.

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The family of Audrey Wilson wish to express their deep appreciation to those who

offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy

and comfort with the loss of our mother.

We especially wish to thank Elida Peers, Sooke Harbourside Lions, Sooke Lions and Sooke

Community Association.You are what makes

Sooke so special!

Thank You

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New Student Registration Grades K-12January 27 – January 31, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2014 - 15 Student Registration

Please Bring:• Proof of Age• Proof of Residence

Student registration takes place at your local Neighbourhood school.

New FreNch ImmersIoN (Grade K or 1), register at:École John Stubbs Memorial School(parent information night is Jan. 14, 7:00 p.m. at the school)École Millstream Elementary School(parent information night is Jan. 15, 7:00 p.m. at the school)École Poirier Elementary School(parent information night is Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m. at the school)

Late FreNch ImmersIoN (Grade 6), register at:École John Stubbs Memorial School(parent information night is Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m. at the school)Please note - Registration for the Late French Immersion programwill take place Feb. 3 – 7, 2014 at John Stubbs Memorial School.

NatuRe KINdeRGaRteN (at Sangster Elementary School):Parent Information sessions:

Wed., January 15, 6:30 p.m. at Sangster Elementary SchoolSat., January 18, 10:00 a.m. at Sangster Elementary School

Nature Kindergarten applications will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m., Mon., February 3 at Sangster Elementary School. Application forms will only be avail-able at parent information sessions and after 8:00 a.m. on February 3.

Please Note: Registration after these dates will be subject to space availability in each school.

Find your neighbourhood school online under the Catchment Area Maps www.sd62.bc.ca

district Bus transportation: Any students requiring school bus transportation to and from school next Fall must pre-register. Registration forms will be made available at schools, the School Board Office on Jacklin Road and on our website.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

email: [email protected] • website: www.sooke.caPhone: 250-642-1634 • Fax: 250-642-0541

A Public Hearing will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following proposed bylaw:

Bylaw No. 583, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-9)The intent and purpose of Bylaw No. 583, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-9) is to allow seven minor amendments, all administrative in nature to Bylaw No. 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw 2013. The amendments proposed are as follows:

1. Amend Section 3.2(d) to reference section 3.3 instead of section 3.2.2. Amend Section 3.4(c) to reference section 3.32 instead of 3.35.3. The CTC zone is referenced incorrectly in section 5.1. It should say “Town Centre Mixed Use”, not Town Centre Commercial.4. The minimum lot width in the Rural Residential (RU4) zone should be 15 metres, not 30 metres.5. The Small Lot Residential (R3) zone is missing a condition of use. As part of the rezoning adoption for Nott Brook (2100 Otter Point Rd) in January 2013, a condition of use was to be added to the R3 zone that said:

“Notwithstanding the permitted uses on R3 zoned properties, on the property identi� ed as PID 000-133-817 (as Parcel A (DD 143706I), Section 24, Sooke District, Except Plans 5572, 11961, 27456, 40462, VIP52601, VIP59223, VIP79955, VIP79956 and Part in Red on 610RW, an amenity area for assembly use is permitted as an accessory use.”

6. The reference to “metres” is missing from Section 202.5(a) when stating the maximum height for a principal building and should be added.7. Section 402.2(ff) should say “Vehicle sales/rentals”, not just “Vehicle sales”.

All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed bylaws at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we ask that written submissions be provided prior to the close of the public hearing. Please be advised that submissions to Council will become part of the public record.

Copies of these proposed bylaws and relevant background documents may be inspected at the of� ces of the District of Sooke Planning Department, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, commencing from the date of this Notice.

If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department by telephone at(250) 642-1634.

Grow a Native Plant Garden. Residents of the Capital Region are invited to participate in a FREE workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants. Instruction on native plant identification, their benefits and how to use them will be included. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided and participants will be given a tour of a native plant garden. These informative workshops will be held at Swan Lake Nature House, located at 3873 Swan Lake Road in Victoria.

Each workshop is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. Call 250.479.0211 to reserve your spot today.

www.crd.bc.ca

Workshop Dates:

Sunday, February 21 to 4 pmSaturday, February 159:30 am to 12:30 pmMonday, March 39:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 159:30 am to 12:30 pm Wednesday, April 9 9:30 am to 12:30 pmSunday, April 131 to 4 pm

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VI BBB publishes business ‘bible’A year of change for

consumer advocacy organization

Kyle WellsBlack Press

Victoria and Van-couver Island’s Better Business Bureau is set to launch its 2014 busi-ness directory as part of a year of big changes for the non-profit orga-nization.

The BBB publishes its directory each year, essentially a listing of BBB-accredited busi-nesses on Vancouver Island.

“These are the busi-nesses you want to do business with,” said Scott, who is based in Victoria. “Put it right next to your phone book. It’s like a little bible.”

A business must go through a detailed vet-ting process in order to be accredited – it is not as simple as just join-ing the BBB. In order to be accredited, a busi-ness must have been in operation for at least a year, have no com-plaints logged against

them, have established a positive presence in the marketplace and have a good rating with the BBB, based on spe-cific criteria.

One criteria focuses on honest advertising and making sure com-panies make promises they can keep. Adver-tising as “the best” in an industry doesn’t fly with the BBB, same with other unverifiable claims. Sales promises with small print excep-tions also raise flags for the bureau.

“It kind of backfires on a business when they do that,” Scott said. “So we work with businesses to help them have good adver-tising practices.”

Businesses are moni-tored to make sure they keep up these stan-dards. The BBB itself is audited yearly to make sure it is keeping up its standards. The Van-couver Island bureau passed with 100 per cent for 2013.

There were signifi-cant changes for the

BBB in 2013. The big-gest perhaps is the Canadian BBB’s inte-gration with its U.S.A. counterpart, creating a North American BBB. The two organizations can now work closer together, and share resources and informa-tion about businesses on both sides of the border. 

“We retain our Cana-dian identity, however we become part of an amazing brand,” Scott said. “That was huge for us, a wonderful tran-sition.”

In order to get in, the Canadian BBB had to be accredited, just like any other business, a process which was complex, but ultimately successful. “Me and my staff are very proud,” said Scott, who was elected chair for the Canadian region.

Last year also saw the BBB improving website security and migrating to Google apps, part of an overall partnership with Google.

The Vancouver

Island-specific “Did You Know?” campaign, started in 2013, will continue this year, helping consumers learn more about the local BBB and what it does and doesn’t do, through bite-size facts, disseminated through a variety of platforms. 

A new organiza-tion-wide website is in the works for early 2014, which will offer improved functional-ity and design. The new year will also see the introduction of enhanced ratings for businesses, which will allow for more detail for people looking for information about a business. Specifics are being saved for the launch of the changes.

“We’re the good guys and we look at ourselves long and hard everyday, trying to make every-thing that we do better,” Scott said.

See vi.bbb.org for more information.

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Built in 1910, this shingle-faced struc-ture was intended as a gathering place for group events. While not Sooke’s first hall (the old Charters Hall, one-half kilometre to the east was first), this one was built right smack where the three-storey Fedosenko building stands now at the cor-ner of Sheilds Road.

It was a business ven-ture, built by a group of three investors, Mrs. Carrie Throup, Dr. Rich-ard Felton and John Murray, JP.

Note: the names Throup, Murray and Felton are remembered today by three streets bearing these names.

This photo was taken in 1915, during what was termed “The Great War” and the strong patriotism of the day may have been the rea-son for the prominent display of the British Ensign. The brick chim-ney is indicative of a wood-burning heater, and an outhouse at the right took the place of plumbing. Coal oil or gasoline lamps would

have been in use.Early meetings of

the Sooke and North Sooke Womens’ Insti-tute were held here, as well as early services of the Anglican Church, agricultural and flower shows and concerts. In the period when All Sooke Day was first started in 1934, a dance was an important part of the day’s program, and it was customary to hold one dance at the Charters Hall and another, featuring a dif-ferent dance band, in this building. Not many cars were around then, and groups of revellers,

young couples, would walk between the dances as they chose to vary the evening’s entertainment.

When the Sooke Community Associa-tion was incorporated in 1935, one of their goals was to build a hall large enough to accom-modate a regulation basketball court and a large dance crowd. This early pioneer hall and the adjoining land were then purchased

by the new non-profit community organiza-tion, which had a fine new hall in place by 1937.

The new venue was celebrated with a Hall Opening Dance on April 9th of that year, with a crowd, happy and proud, numbering 700 party-goers.

Elida Peers, Historian

Sooke Region Museum

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The old Sooke Hall in 1915

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hearT of sooke,this unique property with a waterfront lot offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the best views of both Billings and Whiffin Spit and the shores of East Sooke. Custom built to provide comfortable living on 2 levels, this 3 bed 2 bath home is perfect for a couple or active family. Amazing views from the living, dining, kitchen and family room with a glass slider that opens to a sun room. The sunny property slopes down to Water Street and the waterfront lot that is part of this listing. Bring your kayaks, row boat and crab traps. . FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET $599,000.

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Marijuana use must be decriminalized

It’s interesting times we live in. With the federal government’s regulations on medical marijuana grow operations changing, a lot of municipalities are making it easier for commercial grow operations to exist.

Where once even the idea of speaking to the issue of marijuana was considered radical, now it is a common topic around council tables. It is no longer the demon drug and no one is suffering from reefer madness. In fact, it’s become acceptable both socially and politically. There will, of course, be those who vehemently oppose it and that’s their right.

No city or town wants to be seen as backward and most recognize the economic benefit of growing a little bud. Grow operations have been in existence for decades and while the big boys have their commercial operation, the little guys will still be planting a few seeds in the ground - and they shouldn’t be busted for it. Governments have already admitted that there is a medical benefit to marijuana and they are cashing in on it. They are controlling the grow operations and the distribution - in other words - they are in control of the weed.

Most people are aware that marijuana grow operations were a multi-million, if not a billion dollar industry in B.C. With many states in the U.S. decriminalizing pot, it makes sense that Canada should follow suit. B.C. bud is no longer as profitable as it once was. If we are going to allow it to be grown, then we need to allow it to be smoked, toked, eaten or whatever by adults. If we are grown up enough to see the benefit, we need to be grown up enough to let the grown-ups decide if they want it or not. Follow the new federal regulations with decriminalizing marijuana use. Anything else is hypocritical.

ANOTHER VIEW

 B.C. Views

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest visit to B.C. was portrayed as these things are today: besieged by protesters, hiding from an ever-vig-ilant media, cynically campaigning for the 2015 federal election.

TV couldn’t get enough of the two “environmental activists” who dressed as waiters to slip onstage at a business breakfast in Vancouver. 

They’re not environmentalists, just all-purpose protesters using the flavour of the month. They are asso-ciated with a group calling itself “No One Is Illegal,” a collection of anar-chist kooks that wants to do away with national borders, and of course capitalism. 

As their now-famous sign said, they want “climate justice now.” Organizer Brigette DePape explained to a co-operative CBC TV host that the recent typhoon in the Philip-pines that killed thousands of peo-ple was caused by global warming, which of course is caused mainly by the Alberta “tar sands.”

I won’t dwell on this routine idi-ocy, except to say the number of hurricanes that struck North Amer-ica in 2013 was zero, and that hasn’t happened since 1994. Also, “climate justice” is like “social justice,” in that both require confiscation of earned wealth.

DePape is the former Senate page fired in 2011 for a similar sign stunt. She’s now a professional Harper

hater, with support from the U.S.-based Tides Foundation among oth-ers.

One of the issues Harper didn’t take questions on was the consoli-dation of 11 federal fisheries librar-ies into two, one of them in Sidney, B.C.

This is portrayed as part of Harp-er’s so-called “war on science,” and has been compared with the Romans burning the library of Alex-andria in ancient Egypt.

Fisheries Minister Gail Shea defended the cost-cutting mea-sure by pointing out that almost all access to these libraries is now digital, so maintaining 11 duplicated sets of printed reports is a waste of taxpayer dollars.

An anonymous federal scien-tist fired back on his blog that the head of one of these libraries retired before the contents could even be catalogued, much less completely digitized for online access.

So this material wasn’t even prop-erly organized? Users were sup-posed to browse until they stum-bled on something pertinent? 

The ministry reported that the average number of people other than federal fisheries staff who used these libraries averaged between five and 12 per year. That’s for all 11 facilities combined. And if anyone has even one example of informa-tion that was available and isn’t now, they should identify it.

Harper’s got plenty to answer for,

no question. To take one of many examples, spending our borrowed money on TV ads for a “Canada Job Grant” program that hasn’t even been introduced in Parliament, much less set up, isn’t just wasteful. It’s dishonest and cruelly misleading to the unemployed people the ads pretend to offer help.

Harper’s visit to B.C. added a couple of scripted events, starting with softball questions at the Van-couver business breakfast. Then he was off to a photo op at the Kinsol trestle on Vancouver Island, where he announced three more years of funding for the Trans-Canada Trail.

I’m as relieved as anyone that Harper is not killing this modest fed-eral project that started in 1992, but this is not news. It was a fake public event to justify the cost of a trip so Harper could address a new Conser-vative riding association.

And how is the federal deficit after eight years of tight-fisted Con-servative rule? We’re only borrow-ing about $1 billion a month now, down from the Harper government all-time record deficit of $55 billion in 2009.

Some cost cutting is in order all right.

Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twit-ter: @tomfletcherbc Email:  [email protected]

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No Rent Here! - $59,900 Included with the Purchase of this 2 bedroom Manufactured Home is a Membership Share in Rustic Acres Cooperative Association. Owners in Rustic Acres currently pay only $100 a month to cover Common Costs. This compares very favora-bly with the $400-$500/month Pad Fees paid in conventional parks. Upgrade the existing home or place a new one on your lot. Drive by 22-7142 Grant Road or call me direct at 250-642-6056.

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Cats and deer being terrorized

For the past month, two medium-size black dogs have been terror-izing the cats which I care for on my property in the Otter Ridge area. In addition, I have not seen any deer in the area for a while and I believe these same two dogs are responsible. This is not Oak Bay and I believe most residents appreciate seeing deer in our midst.

By allowing your dogs to run around unaccompanied you are asking a lot of them. They will inevitably get themselves into trou-ble no matter how well behaved they are at home. If you just want to exercise your dogs, please go with them.

 Aaron BartlettOtter Point

Clean up your tree

We walk the Spit every morning and at Christmastime mar-vel at the Whiffin Spit Elves.

Every year before Christmas the tree is magically decorated and every January it is magically undecorated and not a trace is left, not even a piece of tin-sel. They are one of Sooke’s most delightful traditions that’s been going on now for over 20 years, we think.  

This year another batch of elves deco-rated a different tree on the Spit and they

are much less magical, in fact, bordering on thoughtless. The orna-ments are still on the tree, many were glass, many have broken and the broken glass is on the ground.  

We really hope those elves return soon and clean up after them-selves before more damage is done.

Diane Kent, Pat Phillips, Joan Gething, Anne

BoquistSooke

Urban renewal needed

I live on Townsend Road and make fre-quent trips to Evergreen Mall. On Townsend Road we already have what I call the punish-ment corner at Sooke Road; we have to loop around the Otter Point intersection to get to Evergreen Mall.

Often I choose to walk to Evergreen Mall. There is a derelict path, littered with trash and scrap, it runs behind the A&W, which myself and plenty of others use to avoid the loop around the bank, res-taurant and A&W. It is a daunting spectacle to use this path, with all that litter, and the space in the fencing makes it seem almost illicit to use, yet for the amount of foot traffic, it deserves to be a legiti-mate thoroughfare.

Could this not be dignified with some urban renewal, perhaps a better entry way so mothers with children and buggies could use it?  Some tidying up? It seems such a logical entrance to the Ever-green Mall for those of us on Townsend and further up our road. Much safer for mothers and kids than looping around the corner of Sooke Road.

The lot is a totally neglected zone, and this in the heart of our town. The space is probably private prop-erty but doesn’t look as if anyone cares about it. A mall entry would just make total good sense at that location, if only for the pedestrians.

Trix BoydSooke

Trades awareness

Edward Milne Com-munity School is offer-ing the opportunity for students to gain valu-able knowledge and experience toward apprenticeship pro-grams.   Two years ago the school intro-duced a successful program called T.A.S.K. — Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge.

T.A.S.K. is an innova-tive educational part-nership between EMCS, School District 62, and Camosun College.  The Program provides stu-dents with an opportu-nity to pursue further

training at Camosun College through the South Island Partner-ship Program (funded by SD62), or a second-ary school appren-ticeship. Students will explore a variety of trades including car-pentry, drywall, electri-cal, plumbing, painting, metal fabrication, sheet metal, and welding.

T.A.S.K. Program delivery is somewhat different than a regu-lar school program. Students in the Pro-gram will have two instructors, one from Camosun College, the other a qualified high school instructor. Stu-dents will alternate between Camosun Col-lege (for specialized trade instruction), and Edward Milne Com-munity School (daily lessons and hands-on building). T.A.S.K. stu-dents earn 32 credits towards graduation, including dual credits with Camosun College. The program will run full time from February to June 2014.

There is demand for qualified trades-people and high schools are working with industry to prepare students to fill these jobs. The T.A.S.K. Program offers the opportunity to explore a number of trades and earn cred-its toward high school graduation and/or future trades-related education.  

Students will be exploring local indus-tries as well as receiv-

ing hands-on expe-rience constructing small sheds and other projects as requested.  

If you are interested in having the students in this program con-struct a small project please contact EMCS instructor Blair Hughes, [email protected] or Vice Principal Mike Bobbitt, [email protected] for more information.   

There are still spaces available for motivated students in the T.A.S.K. program this Spring. Please contact Mike Bobbitt, Vice Princi-pal at Edward Milne Community School, for more information.  

Contact information at:   250-642-5211 or [email protected]

Blair HughesSooke

Firefighter shortage?

I was disappointed to read an article in the Times Colonist, about increased insurance rates due to lack of fire-fighters going out to the entire public, painting a grim picture. I remem-

We asked: What is the most effective way to avoid the flu?

I got a flu shot this year, because I got hit hard with

the flu last year.

Doug BrownSooke

Get the flu shot, hand hygiene, sleep and nutrition. Build up your

immunities. Google it!

Jo-Anne LaytonSooke

Natural exposure to the environment.

Myrna SewardSooke

Stay home.

Kevin BurtonSooke

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ber a past fire chief doing the same thing to some homes in regard to water pressure and driving up their insur-ance rate.Perhaps sending letters to those properties which may be affected would have been more appro-priate.

Perhaps a well-explained letter would have prompted some citizens to come for-ward to volunteer for firefighting. The chief lives right beside the firehall and another paid firefighter lives up on Ludlow, close to #2 firehall. If, these two firefighers alternated manning #1 firehall and the temporary fire sta-tion at Sunriver was dismantled, those fire-fighters would respond directly to #2 firehall we would have better coverage.

Council responded to the chief’s request to put a temporary sta-tion at Sunriver. These volunteers used to respond directly to #2 hall. Perhaps council needs to revisit that decision.

Work with the peo-ple instead of holding them to ransom with increased taxes and/or increased insurance rates.

Ellen LewersSooke

Wanting a place for kids to play

The best playground equipment kids can have is other kids.

Sooke needs a big, inexpensive (or free), indoor place where pre-school kids can run around and have fun with each other on rainy days, while their exhausted and impov-erished parents (and grandparents) sit and do nothing.

The Sooke Commu-nity Association has generously allowed a group of pre-schooler’s parents to rent the big hall for a nominal sum ($50) this Wednesday, January 15, from 9:30

– 11:30 a.m. as a trial to measure interest in a regular venue for unstructured play. If we get a good turnout and can demonstrate the long term need, we will be approaching council with a request for fund-ing for this and other child-friendly activities and amenities.

We invite caregivers to bring the kids (we are hoping for a loonie or a toonie each), and come out to network and brainstorm what Sooke can offer to keep pre-school kids busy. We usually organize free outdoor activities, like cooking cinnamon buns in the cob oven at the Sunriver Commu-nity Garden, toy truck races on the bike park at SEAPARC or just run-ning loose at Fred Milne ball park, but we need a place for cold, windy, wet days.

Provincially funded Strong Start serves a great need, but when several daycares show up with five kids each, in addition to parents with kids, the place is packed beyond capac-ity. We also need fenced parks, so parents can sit and socialize with-out having to chase a bolting two-year-old into the street.

Sooke need not struggle with compet-ing interests for its identity; our children unify us. Come join us at the community hall on Wednesday. We will organize to advocate for a child friendly Sooke.

 Terrance MartinSooke

Visibility saves lives

It was a dark and stormy night in Sooke and sometimes not so stormy but dark never the less. We are halfway through winter and the minutes of daylight are added each day but the treacherous man-ner pedestrians take to walking in the dusk and dark causes me to be

concerned for them as I shake my head in dis-belief.  

Dark coats (some with hoods up), dark pants, dark footwear. Some with headphones on or preoccupied with electronic devices. No effort made to make themselves visible.

The worst sce-nario,   for which I would of been respon-sible as the driver, was two people dressed as mentioned, not facing oncoming traffic, walk-ing after midnight on a winding pre-Sooke stretch of highway which was hugging a rock wall. They were at the very edge of the gravel portion of the road walking in the fog. I was tempted to stop and alert them of the picture they presented to drivers but there was no safe pullover for me and I did not know if it would be a welcome conversation.  

Solutions to increas-ing visibility can eas-ily be accessed at the local stores in the form of flashlights, arm or leg bands, safety vests, yellow raingear. For the price of a  latte, people need (to) think of the worst that could hap-pen and then grab one of these enroute out the door with keys in the other hand. There is no end to the illumina-

tion gear for camping, sporting activities and dog walking which  can be utilized with some creativity and attached to outdoor clothing to keep hands free if need be.  

For the past two years, in October, the Town of Sidney distrib-utes a limited amount of   free reflective arm-bands to residents. How ever this is funded escapes me but   is a proactive way to shift peoples thinking with a practical gesture. Sid-ney is lit up like New York  city compared to Sooke at night and geo-graphically is as flat as the Prairies.

The giveaway is a reminder to take responsibilty for one’s own safety and not create a potential haz-ard for drivers.  All too often it is the reckless party who is not injured but the party avoiding the collision who expe-riences the greater loss.

Carmen NeumannSooke

Consider amenities’ worth

In considering gov-ernment charges for development of private property it is essen-tial to look at different

types of charges and the morality of each.

Some charges may be for providing con-nections for services such as sewer and water, that seems fair though cost recovery through onging usage charges should be con-sidered. Construction of public streets and roads is a similar dis-cussion, in the present system of government providing them there is a question of increasing capacity of main roads – some will claim the increased traffic justi-fies charging develop-ers, but that ignores the huge amount of tax rev-enue from developed property and struc-tures on it.

Some negative-minded people claim there is a “social cost”

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We have officially been in winter for almost a month now. Gardens have been put too bed and spring bulbs planted and mulched in anticipa-tion of a beautiful show when they awake from winter sleep.  But just a minute ... not every-thing is sleeping!  Gar-deners who planted winter veggie crops in late summer are well on their way to, or already are, enjoying the ‘greens’ of their labor.

Indeed, when it comes to growing food, we could all stand to become a bit more self-sufficient. A good first step would be to take note of and reflect on what is going on around us and in our garden, and learn from Mother Nature herself.

This is ‘permaculture’: designing and working with a plan that mimics the natural process of nature. Erik Bjornsen, Victoria landscape spe-cialist and advocate for food security and sus-tainability, puts it this way, “Permaculture can help you understand how to holistically turn your garden and land-scape into an abundant natural ecosystem. It can also create huge benefits, not only for your garden, but for you personally.”

The word ‘permac-ulture’ was coined in the late 1970s by an Australian university professor, Bill Mollison, and his grad student, David Holmgren. They had concluded that industrial-agricultural methods were poison-

ing the land and water, reducing biodiversity, and removing billions of tons of topsoil from previously fertile land-scapes. Permaculture initially meant ‘perma-nent agriculture’ but was soon expanded

to mean ‘permanent culture,’ incorporating social aspects that were deemed integral to a truly sustainable sys-tem. In short, perma-culture can be viewed as the harmonious inte-gration of people into

the landscape, allowing the land to grow in rich-ness, productivity and beauty. It’s a philoso-phy that draws people to work with rather than against nature.

Permaculture is the topic of this month’s

meeting of the Sooke Garden Club, and Erik Bjornsen is guest speaker. Educated and long-experienced in field of permaculture, Erik will discuss the principles underlying this philosophy and explain, among other things, how using this approach can reduce the amount of work needed to maintain a garden while simulta-neously increasing the garden’s productivity. 

If you are interested in growing food, creat-ing habitat for pest con-trol, working smarter rather than harder, conserving water, cre-ating your own mulch and fertilizer, and sit-ting back and watch-ing a healthy ecosys-tem unfold before your eyes ... then permacul-

ture will be of interest to you! And what better time to start planning for the growing year ahead, including next winter’s veggie crops?

Please join us Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Townsend Road.

Existing member-ships are due for renewal, and new members are always welcome. Annual fee is $15. Enjoy informa-tive presentations and discussions, in-house plant sales and parlour shows, summer garden parties, and the cama-raderie of others who share an interest in gar-dening. For more infor-mation, email [email protected] or phone Rose at 250-642-5509.

Garden Club: Permaculture, working with Mother Nature

Traditional Robbie Burns dinner being preparedPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

He was only 37 year old when he died in 1796 but Scots and poetry lovers have celebrated his life every year since on his birthday, January 25. Who, may you wonder, gets such celebration and tribute? Well, it be the bard Robbie Burns. His life is celebrated with traditional dinners of haggis and neeps, drinks of whisky and the reciting of poems.

This year, the Robbie Burns dinner will be held on Sunday, January 26, just a night past the poet’s birth-day. The Sooke Pipes and Drums will pipe in the hag-gis and lead the evening with toasts, boasts and laughs. While some parts of the evening will be formal, most of the formalities are fun. It’s an opportunity to wear your kilt, sport the tar-tan and be a wee bit Scot-tish for the night.

There are some tips for those men who may want to don a kilt for the first time. Try to practice sit-

ting, standing and bending in your kilt. When you sit down, make sure the front of the kilt falls between your legs to avoid embarrass-ment for anyone facing you. When you stand up, sweep your hand over the back of your kilt to make sure the pleats are flat. Weigh your sporran down and have fun.

The evening is a major

fund-raiser for the Sooke Pipes and Drums band and is usually well attended by those with and with-out Scottish blood cursing through their veins. The evening will have a live and silent auction with lots of good donated items.

Brenda Parkinson, band manager, said the band per-forms at 20-25 events a year,

most of them in Sooke.“You’d be surprised how

many people ask for them for weddings,” she said. “They also do Robbie Burns events at Ayre Manor Lodge and the Rotary lunch, as well as the dinner at the Legion.”

The Robbie Burns din-ner takes place at the Sooke Legion, Branch #54. Cock-

tails at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are avail-able at the Legion bar.

Things you may not know:

• American music legend Bob Dylan selected Burns’ 1794 song ‘A Red, Red Rose’ when asked for the source of his greatest creative inspiration.

• A translation of ‘My

Hearts in the Highlands’ was adopted as the march-ing song of the Chinese resistance fighters in the Second World War.

• After Queen Victoria and Christopher Colum-bus, Robert Burns has more statues dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure, 10,000 went to his funeral.

• Burns fathered at least 12 children with four differ-ent women during his short 37 year lifetime. His young-est child, Maxwell, was born on the day of his funeral.

Robbie Burns Dinner details

When: Sunday, January 26

Where: Sooke Legion Branch 54, 6726 Eustace Road

Time: Cocktail: 5 p.m. Dinner: 6 p.m.Tickets: Legion bar, $35

includes the haggis, taters and neeps, all the fixings of a traditional Robbie Burns dinner, and the entertain-ment and frivolities.

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WestShore Centre for Learning and Training is a School District #62, school of choice providing innovative education and training opportunities for youth and adults in the Western Communities. Open twelve months a year, we offer programming to students from morning to evening, striving to meet the diversity of needs required by students in our fast paced and technology driven workplace and world.

WestShore’s Continuing Education courses and programs provide opportunities for adults to receive training and certification in a variety of employment sectors as well as fast track programs designed for adults to complete the Dogwood Adult Graduation program. We also offer a variety of courses for students to upgrade for college or university entrance.

WestShore’s Distributed Learning division (Juan De Fuca Distributed Learning) provides on-line and paper-based courses for students of all ages and offering the most flexible and self-paced option to students to receive course credits. Students can choose to work from home in either an on-line or paper-based course or they can drop in from morning to evening at our Storefront location to receive one on one support from certified teachers in any course we offer.

WestShore’s Alternative Education school (Byte Alternative) provides dynamic cohort programs for youth ages 14 to 18 with a focus on community engagement, strength-based and co-operative learning opportunities through the implementation of technology in creative and meaningful ways to engage youth in critical thinking skills and processes that will prepare them for the workplaces of tomorrow today!

Regardless of your educational needs or goals, School District #62’s WestShore Centre for Learning and Training continues to provide quality programming and experiences for all learners in the Western Communities and beyond. We look forward to our next opportunity to help you reach your educational goals.

• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations

WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community

A leader in Continuing Education

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Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmT.B.A.

Program Fees: $1870Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal)Program Prerequisites:

• English 12 or equivalent •  Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years)• Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation)•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Fast Forward to GraduationDid you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary education.

First Nations Graduation ProgramThe Graduation Program integrates First Nations culture into the curriculum. It prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation certificate. You will be involved in the community with the local First Nations artists, cultural instructors, community members, organizations and Elders.

Futures Programs, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12The Futures Program gives the students an opportunity to work as a cohort group. The teachers’ work to foster excellent foundational skills, social and personal growth.

Metchosin Technical CentreMetchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Metchosin Technical Centre offers the full Graduation Program with a career focus utilizing hands-on projects-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities.

Dual Credits with Camosun CollegeIf you are a student in the Sooke School District enroll in a Camosun course while you’re still in grade 12 and get a head start on your post secondary education. In collaboration with the Sooke School District, Camosun has waived prerequisites on selected first year courses. Tuition is free for Sooke School District students!

Second Semester courses include English 151, Criminology 166, and Psychology 130.

Contact your school counsellor for registration information.

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalentFee: $450 + textbook $100

The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna

Dates: Tuesday & Friday6:00 - 8:30 pmJan 28 - Apr 22May 6 - July 29

Medical Office AssistantDo you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours.•  30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not

recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs)

• Medical Office Assistant Procedures• Computerized Medical Billing (Osler)• Medical KeyboardingAdult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites:• English 12 or equivalent

•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

 

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription Program

Visit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002.

Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Senior Educational Administrator and include

a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11*Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12*Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12*Data Management 12English 10, 11 & 12

Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12

Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

*Some courses require attendance once a week.

On-line and Paper Based Courses – call for an appointment 250-391-9002

WestShoreCentre for Learning & Training

Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014Day & Evening Classroom Academic ScheduleMathematics

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 12 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Physics 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

English 10 (Tutorial) Tue 8:45 – 11:30 am

English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Fri 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Electives First Nations Art 11/12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Art 11/12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Carpentry 11/12 Wed 8:45 – 2:30 pm

Drama, Film & Television 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12 Mon 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Information Technology 10 Tue/Thur 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Digital Literacy 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12 Sun 1:00 – 8:00 Spencer

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning. Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes. The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

ED2GO AT WESTSHORE Fast Forward to GraduationDid you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

Medical Transcription Program available on-line soon!

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology.Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmFeb 3 - June 2

Program Fees: $1100Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Text Books: Medical Terminology, A Short Course and The Administrative Medical Assistant Books $150 (Cost of texts may change)

OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmMar 19 - June 2

Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Text Books: The Administrative Medical Assistant Book $100 (Cost of text may change)

Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic

Convenient, A�ordable, and E�ective.Take ed2go courses from the comfort of your home or o�ce

at the times that are most convenient for you.

We offer you hundreds of engaging online courses for adults,

covering every topic from A-Z Grantwriting to Web Design.

Each ed2go course comes equipped with a patient and caring

instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of

practical information that you can put to immediate use.

www.westshorecentre.com 250-391-9002

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Feb 8 - May 17, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social Media MarketingWorkshop participants will explore concepts of market segmentation and target marketing in the context of social media. Strengthening relationships with existing customers and creating new ones will be developed during the creation of a social media marketing strategy. 

Fee: $250.00

March 8, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Medical Transcription Start a new career in 8 months. Attend classes only two evenings per week. Continue working as you learn the skills that will qualify you for employment in a high demand career in a healthcare setting.

This program uses digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports. It provides traditional in-class training along with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility. This will qualify learners for an entry-level position in Medical Transcription. The Program consists of three core courses for a total of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours.• Introduction to Medical Transcription• Digital Medical Transcription• Medical Transcription Practicum Instructor: Lanka DimitrijevicDates: Tuesday & Thursday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmT.B.A.

Program Fees: $1870Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Materials fee: $380 (Books, CD’s, USB headphones & WAV pedal)Program Prerequisites:

• English 12 or equivalent •  Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years)• Typing speed of 40 wpm (documentation)•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

Fast Forward to GraduationDid you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary education.

First Nations Graduation ProgramThe Graduation Program integrates First Nations culture into the curriculum. It prepares students for their Grade 12 Graduation certificate. You will be involved in the community with the local First Nations artists, cultural instructors, community members, organizations and Elders.

Futures Programs, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12The Futures Program gives the students an opportunity to work as a cohort group. The teachers’ work to foster excellent foundational skills, social and personal growth.

Metchosin Technical CentreMetchosin Technical Centre offers cohort-based programs for Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Metchosin Technical Centre offers the full Graduation Program with a career focus utilizing hands-on projects-based experiential learning strategies and opportunities.

Dual Credits with Camosun CollegeIf you are a student in the Sooke School District enroll in a Camosun course while you’re still in grade 12 and get a head start on your post secondary education. In collaboration with the Sooke School District, Camosun has waived prerequisites on selected first year courses. Tuition is free for Sooke School District students!

Second Semester courses include English 151, Criminology 166, and Psychology 130.

Contact your school counsellor for registration information.

Medical Terminology Medical Terminology consists of 60 hours of classroom work. Expect 6 or more hours of homework per week. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for the Medical Transcription Program. Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalentFee: $450 + textbook $100

The Language of Medicine 10th Edition Instructor: Angela Kemna

Dates: Tuesday & Friday6:00 - 8:30 pmJan 28 - Apr 22May 6 - July 29

Medical Office AssistantDo you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, then this program is for you. The program consists of 80 instructional hours.•  30 hours of Basic Medical Terminology (not

recognized for entry into certain healthcare programs)

• Medical Office Assistant Procedures• Computerized Medical Billing (Osler)• Medical KeyboardingAdult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Program Prerequisites:• English 12 or equivalent

•  Good computer and word processing skills (documentation)

 

How to Apply for the Medical Office Assistant or Medical Transcription Program

Visit our website at www.westshorecentre.com or call WestShore Centre at 250-391-9002.

Complete the application form, include all relevant documentation, book an appointment with the Senior Educational Administrator and include

a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002 250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice

Grades 8 & 9Mathematics ScienceSocial StudiesEnglish

Grades 10, 11, & 12AP French Language 12Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 & 11*Art Foundations 11 & 12Biology 11 & 12*Business Information Management 12Calculus 12Chemistry 11 & 12Communications 11 & 12*Data Management 12English 10, 11 & 12

Family Studies 12Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10Foundations of Math 11 & 12Geography 12Graduation TransitionsHistory 12Law 12PACE Musical Theatre 10-12Physical Education 10 & 12Physics 11 & 12Planning 10 & 12

Pre-Calculus Math 11 & 12Science 10Science & Technology 11Social Justice 12Social Studies 10 & 11St udio Arts Drawing &

Painting 10, 11 & 12Work Experience 12A & 12B

*Some courses require attendance once a week.

On-line and Paper Based Courses – call for an appointment 250-391-9002

WestShoreCentre for Learning & Training

Semester 2 February 3 - June 26, 2014Day & Evening Classroom Academic ScheduleMathematics

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Mon/Wed 8:45 – 10:00 am

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 11 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Mon/Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Calculus 12 Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

SciencesScience 10 Mon/Wed 10:10 – 11:30 am

Biology 12 Tue/Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Physics 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Chemistry 11 Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Sustainable Resources 12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Science & Technology 11 M/Tu/Th 8:45 – 11:30 am

EnglishCommunications 12 Mon/Wed 6:00 – 8:30 pm

English 10 (Tutorial) Tue 8:45 – 11:30 am

English 11 Mo/Tu/Th 12:00 – 2:30 pm

English 12 Wed 8:45 – 11:30 am

Tue/Thur 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Mon/Fri 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Tue/Thur 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Social StudiesSocial Studies 10 (Tutorial) Thur 8:45 – 11:30 am

Electives First Nations Art 11/12 Wed/Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Art 11/12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Carpentry 11/12 Wed 8:45 – 2:30 pm

Drama, Film & Television 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship 12 Mon 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Information Technology 10 Tue/Thur 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Data Management 12 Fri 8:45 – 11:30 am

Digital Literacy 12 Wed 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Musical Theatre 10/11/12 Sun 1:00 – 8:00 Spencer

Storefront Tutorial SupportMonday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and3:30 - 7:30 pm All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the WestShore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

On-line Academic CoursesClasses start each month.WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate.Grade 8-9, On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for self paced learning. Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes. The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements or just for your personal interest.

ED2GO AT WESTSHORE Fast Forward to GraduationDid you know as an adult you can graduate in only 5 months? Here is your opportunity to get started on a new path to employment or post secondary

250-391-9002 250-391-9002

Medical Transcription Program available on-line soon!

OPTION A: Includes Basic Medical Terminology for those who do not already have medical terminology.Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmFeb 3 - June 2

Program Fees: $1100Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Text Books: Medical Terminology, A Short Course and The Administrative Medical Assistant Books $150 (Cost of texts may change)

OPTION B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course. Dates: Monday & Wednesday,

6:30 - 9:00 pmMar 19 - June 2

Program Fees: $800 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50

Text Books: The Administrative Medical Assistant Book $100 (Cost of text may change)

Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic

Convenient, A�ordable, and E�ective.Take ed2go courses from the comfort of your home or o�ce

at the times that are most convenient for you.

We offer you hundreds of engaging online courses for adults,

covering every topic from A-Z Grantwriting to Web Design.

Each ed2go course comes equipped with a patient and caring

instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of

practical information that you can put to immediate use.

www.westshorecentre.com 250-391-9002

Bookkeeping Foundations with Simply AccountingLearn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects.

Instructor: Dermott CroftonFee: $675 - Texts: $150 - Basic Bookkeeping – An Office Simulation & Simply Accounting

Feb 8 - May 17, Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social Media MarketingWorkshop participants will explore concepts of market segmentation and target marketing in the context of social media. Strengthening relationships with existing customers and creating new ones will be developed during the creation of a social media marketing strategy. 

Fee: $250.00

March 8, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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FREE COURSESfor all grad and non-grad students and adults

• To register call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor

• Complete a personal learning plan• Textbook deposit may be required• GRADS: Free academic Grade 11 & 12.

Some restrictions apply for graduates

101–814 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC • 250-391-9002

www.westshorecentre.com101–814 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC • 250-391-9002 • www.westshorecentre.com

Our school has lived at the School Board office,

up the street on Jacklin Road,

Royal Roads University, and now here at

101 - 814 Goldstream Avenue.

Present and Past WestShore Principals

Paul Block 2013 – PresentDaphne Churchill 2007 – 2012Dave Betts 2004 – 2007Donna Miller (Oswald) 1986 – 2004

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice 250-391-9002

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ROADMASTERS

WestShoreWHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU!

Traffic Control PersonThis course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $240

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00 pmJan 18 & 19 Feb 15 & 16 Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Air Brakes CertificationLearn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class.

Fee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 pmJan 18 & 19 Feb 15 & 16 Mar 15 & 16 Mar 29 & 30 Apr 12 & 13 Apr 26 & 27 May 17 & 18 Jun 21 & 22

Forklift Safety TrainingThis Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion.

Instructed by Roadmasters Safety GroupFee: $200

Location: WestShore Annex

Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 pmJan 11 Feb 8 Mar 8 Apr 5 May 10 Jun 14

OUR SPONSORS• Rona • SuperStore• YM/YWCA • Eagle Paw Organics • Island Chefs Coalition • Municipality of Colwood• Moyer Creative Group • Cobs Bread• Millstream Market • WestShore Chamber of Commerce

A BIG THANK YOUto all community members and organizations who have volunteered to help make WestShore Centre for Learning and Training programs successful.

DROP-IN FOR HELPDo you need assistance with homework and assignments?

The Storefront Learning Support Room is located at 102-814 Goldstream Avenue (next to the main office)

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 3:30 – 7:30 pm

101–814 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC • 250-391-9002

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• Receive Your High School Diploma • Build Up Your Resume• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations

Metchosin Technical students working on a project.

Community GardenWestShore Centre is proud to announce its partnership with the YWCA-YMCA to continue our Organic Community Garden Project. Garden Boxes are available to rent – go to www.victoriay.com for more information.

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

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Residential Construction - a new careers focused program at Belmont for February 2014 Belmont has a new program called Residential Construction which will be offered full time second semester (February 3 to June 26, 2014) depending upon enrolment.  Residential Construction is open to Grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in learning carpentry fundamentals in preparation for entry into the trade. Students will receive up to 20 high school credits including Work Experience 12.

This program will be based out of the Belmont Secondary School and will put theory into practice through construction of free standing structures such as garages, garden/tool sheds, barns, concrete form work and models of certain framing details e.g. rafters and stairs.

For more information and registration details please contact Nadine Nicholson in Belmont's Career Counselling Office at 250-478-5501 ext 353. or [email protected] 

WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community colleges offering basic adult education courses out of Belmont Senior Secondary, to its first permanent location on the campus of Royal Roads to present day, boasting four campuses. With program locations ranging from the main campus on Goldstream Avenue in downtown Langford to the Yellow House Education Centre in Port Renfrew, the success of students has enabled our organization to provide quality educational services to 3000 students this past calendar year.

WestShore Centre for Learning and Training is a School District #62, school of choice providing innovative education and training opportunities for youth and adults in the Western Communities. Open twelve months a year, we offer programming to students from morning to evening, striving to meet the diversity of needs required by students in our fast paced and technology driven workplace and world.

WestShore’s Continuing Education courses and programs provide opportunities for adults to receive training and certification in a variety of employment sectors as well as fast track programs designed for adults to complete the Dogwood Adult Graduation program. We also offer a variety of courses for students to upgrade for college or university entrance.

WestShore’s Distributed Learning division (Juan De Fuca Distributed Learning) provides on-line and paper-based courses for students of all ages and offering the most flexible and self-paced option to students to receive course credits. Students can choose to work from home in either an on-line or paper-based course or they can drop in from morning to evening at our Storefront location to receive one on one support from certified teachers in any course we offer.

WestShore’s Alternative Education school (Byte Alternative) provides dynamic cohort programs for youth ages 14 to 18 with a focus on community engagement, strength-based and co-operative learning opportunities through the implementation of technology in creative and meaningful ways to engage youth in critical thinking skills and processes that will prepare them for the workplaces of tomorrow today!

Regardless of your educational needs or goals, School District #62’s WestShore Centre for Learning and Training continues to provide quality programming and experiences for all learners in the Western Communities and beyond. We look forward to our next opportunity to help you reach your educational goals.

• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations• On-Line, Face To Face or Both • Year-Round Registrations

WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to Centre for Learning and Training has evolved over its 27 year history to become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning become the Western Community’s leader in Continuing Education, Distributed Learning and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community and Alternative Education. From its humble beginnings competing with community

A leader in Continuing Education

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We sincerely hope every-one had a

great holiday season and now, once again, it’s time for the Sooke Folk Music Society to begin a new year of great musical entertain-ment at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. For our first coffee house of the new year, on Sat-urday, January 18, we are very pleased to be presenting the Victoria-based group, Anjopa.

Anjopa has been performing their own brand of original folk music since 2007. Hail-ing from Victoria, their songs encompass a broad spectrum of genres from Canadiana to Latin, from songs of the heart and spirit to social commentary and comedy.

Anjopa is Andrew Godon on guitar and vocals, John Spooner on vocals, Paul Gatien on bass and vocals, Blair Mitchel on per-cussion and vocals and Craig Moddle on har-monica, mandolin and vocals.

Andrew Godon began playing guitar during the folk music boom of the 60s and was soon playing in cof-feehouses around the San Francisco Bay area. Circumstances led him to relocate to Canada in 1967 where he formed a band and began play-ing acid-rock music around Vancouver and Victoria. Other bands and other locales fol-lowed covering differ-ent genres from rock to top 40 from Winnipeg to Seattle. Now Andrew’s musical and physical journey has come full

circle, back to Victoria and back to folk music.

Born in Blind River, Ontario, John Spooner grew up singing har-mony with his mother while he helped her do the dishes during the early 1940’s. Spooner tries to write “Canadi-ana” as much as pos-sible but other genres of folk and country have a way of slipping through. He also per-forms with Easy Folk Trio.

Paul Gatien is a Vic-toria-based Yukoner who has been play-ing guitar and writing songs for the past 30 years. When not play-ing music Gatien keeps himself busy with other music or entertainment related projects such as live sound mixing for concerts, managing international concert tours, installing profes-sional audio systems and trying to keep up with the housecleaning.

Forced at ruler point to play piano from a young age was, as they say, a blessing in

disguise. It has given Blair Mitchel an eternal appreciation for music, but more importantly as a teen an avenue into something loud, the drums. Traveling took Blair to his ances-tral home of Scotland. Having moved back to Canada Blair dusted off the old kit, brought it over to Victoria and soon after was playing with Anjopa.

As a kid, with Craig Moddle, there was music around; radio, vinyl (records, remem-ber them?), and of

course live. Church choir and family taught harmony, jamming and participating in various collaborations encour-aged explorations into folk, blues, rock, and a general passion for playing. Originally from southern Ontario, Craig has spent the past 30 years working profes-sionally in the enter-tainment industry, both onstage and off. So it is with great pleasure that Craig finds himself “blowing harp” with these talented gents and in return Anjopa

is thrilled whenever he can join them on stage.

Please, do come out and support live music here in Sooke.

As usual, it all hap-pens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murray Road, on Satur-day, January 18.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature band Anjopa at 9.

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Anjopa performs for the folk society this Saturday at Holy Trinity.

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A water main cleaning program will be carried out in various areas of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Sooke, and East Sooke between October 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

Short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water can be expected. Commercial establishments such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their vicinity. If you require such notification, please contact CRD Integrated Water Services, 479 Island Highway, Victoria, BC, at 250.474.9619.

In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

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to higher density, but they don’t offset that with the benefits to residents of proxim-ity to services and reduced costs of main-taining streets and utili-ties. (Recall NIMBYs in Sooke objecting to the notion of locating busi-nesses adjacent to an elderly residence.) As for subsidizing govern-ment capital projects, that facilitates poorly designed grandiose buildings. In general politicians like to sub-sidize charity, whereas private charity is plenti-ful and given on merit.

Today, politicians are manipulating people by forcing property own-ers to pay for subsidiz-ing residential accom-modation as some peo-ple are struggling finan-cially. That is improper and inefficient. A key reason for high accom-modation prices is government getting in the way of building accommodation. Local fiefdoms and the CRD have a small version of the entrenched hous-ing authorities that British Prime Minis-ter Margaret Thatcher worked against – she believed in people not bureaucracies, and had the guts to do some-thing meaningful. For-tunately there is slow movement here to get-ting out of the way of secondary suites and alley homes. But resis-tance was exemplified by the Saanich coun-cillor who objected to the word “legalizing” in one area as that would imply the reality that suites would still be ille-gal outside of the trial area – she illustrated the evasion of reality that voters choose in electing people like her.

With municipal ele-

tions less than a year away, voters should foster then elect offi-cials who will think rationally for human life, and reject control freaks.

 Keith SketchleySaanich

Say ‘no’ to pipelines

Co2 comes naturally but when you add to it, by burning oil, coal and natural gas it causes a lot of problems. The oceans, for one, are becoming acidic from it and the krill, a small shrimp the whales feed on, are dying. We have to stop adding to it and set an example.

So, why is our Pre-mier Christy Clark going

to sell oil and gas to the Chinese? The scientists say this is also the rea-son for all the terrible weather patterns in the world. But government doesn’t want to listen. Also these resources

are Not renewable when they are gone, they are gone. Just think if there was no oil, where would we be? We have nothing to replace oil on the big scale.

I worry what we are leaving our children. On the east coast we import oil, now we are going to sell it on the west coast. The left hand doesn’t seem to know what the right hand is doing. Send it east not to China.

The Chinese say they have more oil under the China Sea than all of Canada. They will use our’s first. The oil fields in Alberta have been mostly sold to the Chi-nese, why? What part of “no” doesn’t the gov-ernment understand?

Please write letters to the government, if we don’t then we can blame no one but our-selves. We don’t want an oil pipeline to Kiti-mat or a gas pipeline.

The scientists say that if one of these ships caught fire it could clear an area for miles where it blew up. They say it’s for jobs and money, well at what price?

Gordon Wille Stewart

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Winning treethe winning snowman tree from sooke Montessori, above.the Festival of trees held at seAPArC this year boosts another successful year of giving. the seasonal 2013 trees raised just over $2,800 for the Children’s Hospital.

Sooke CommunityOrange Bottle Program Launch

A new tool for emergency preparedness -

THE ORANGE BOTILE PROJECT- will be coming to Sooke & area this January.

The project provides an orange medication bottle and a personal medical information form for each member of the family. There is space for a list of medications, medical conditions, allergies, with contact information for physician, family, neighbours and friends. There is even space for the family

pet- the oft-neglected individual during a human emergency. This valuable information is to be stored in the bottle and kept inside the fridge door shelf. An orange bottle magnet is included for outside the fridge door to notify first responders and paramedics that you are participating in this potentially lifesaving program.

Often in an emergency, it is very difficult for a person in crisis- or their family- to supply crucial information. The Orange Bottle information can assist paramedics to assess the situation and needs of the person in distress much more quickly. The form must be updated each time medical conditions or medications change to remain helpful. Needless to say, this update remains the responsibility of the individual. The program can be successful ONLY with accurate information.

The idea of this campaign originally came from The Victorian Order of Nurses who have a program called Vial of Life; the name belongs to them. The Vernon branch of B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization (also known as Old Age Pensioners Organization) re-named the program the Orange Bottle Program with great success and it is spreading across the province at many branches. Sooke Branch #88 became a member of the B.C. O.A.P. Organization in March 1964; so it seemed like a good 50th birthday project for the local branch to take on.

The Sooke Fire~ Rescue folks were consulted and became involved. The two local pharmacies generously offered to sponsor the program, supplying the orange bottles and space to make the package available. The SECHS board for Ayre Manor have been generous with paperwork and space for meetings. Branch #88 members will fill packages & help with distribution.

This program is for everyone- not just seniors- and Branch #88 will welcome new volunteer helpers of all ages along with new members (age 50 or better!).

This exciting program will be presented with individual ORANGE BOTTLE packages available at the next meeting of Sooke Branch #88 on January 21, 2014 @llAM in the downstairs Dining Room, Sooke Community Hall.

Please plan to attend. Pick up your important ORANGE BOTTLE package.

The Sooke Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Kitchen staff will be offering us a delicious but inexpensive lunch.

Contact Carol Mallett email [email protected]

2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634

Fax: 250-642-0541email: [email protected]

website: www.sooke.ca

Land Use and Environment CommitteeMonday, January 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to con� rm meetings.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Mayor’s Public Advisory Panels

The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s Public Advisory Panel meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:

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- Arts and Beauti� cation - Brenda Parkinson, Chair – 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

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Date: January 21, 2014Time: 7:00pmPlace: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC1. Agricultural Land Commission Application to Subdivide Land within the Agricultural Land Reserve a) ALR-01-13 - That Part of Section 34, Otter District

Shown Outlined in Red on Plan Deposited Under DD 17655, Except That Part on Plan 459-R and 39411 (Richardson & Hanslip - 4164 and 4188 Otter Point Road)

2. Proposed Bylaw Amendments a) Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations3. Rezoning Applications a) Z-02-12 - Lot B, District Lot 17, Renfrew District,

Plan VIP88597 and that part of District Lot 17, Renfrew District shown outlined in red on Plan 347R (Three Point Properties (2006) Ltd. & 0932694 BC Ltd. – Baird Road) b) Z-02-13 - Strata Lot 14, Section 16, Otter District, Plan VIS7096 (Specialty Medijuana Products Ltd. – 6-7450 Butler Road) c) Z-03-13 - Lot 3, Section 16, Otter District, Plan 1959 (Purdy & Vowles – 3384 Otter Point Road)

Due to advertising deadline, other items may be included on the agenda. Please call 250.642.1500 for confirmation.Comments on agenda items can be submitted before noon January 21, 2014 by email to [email protected] or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after January 16, 2014 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/committeedocuments/juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our office at 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Notice of meetingLand Use Committee of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area

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MATTHEW DAVID HUSZARJULY 27, 1986 – DECEMBER 17, 2011

It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our beloved son and brother, Matthew David Huszar, was found deceased in Vancouver BC, over 2 years after his disappear-ance on December 16, 2011. Mat-thew was born and raised in Leth-bridge AB, graduated from Catholic Central High School and continued on to graduate with an honours de-gree in geology from the University of British Columbia. At the time of his disappearance, he was working as a geologist with Pre-tium Resources Inc. in Vancouver. Matthew was a free spirit and adventurer with a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed his time working in gold exploration in the far north as well as exploring the beaches and mountains of coastal BC. He had a passion for many outdoor pursuits including skiing, snow-boarding, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, biking and sailing. He was in the process of restoring a 49 foot sailboat with a dream of sailing around the world. He always seized new ad-ventures and made them his own.Matthew will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was very committed to his family and friends and leaves this world a better place for having enriched all our lives. You left us much too soon but you will live on in our hearts forever. He is survived by his parents, Rod and Danny Huszar of Shirley BC , his sister, Sarah, of Harleysville PA and his sister, Rachael, of Victoria BC, as well as his grandparents, Simon Huszar and Gus and Donna Virkutis and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friendsA private cremation will be held. We invite friends to join us in a Celebration of Life memorial and beach ceremony on January 18th at 1PM, at the Craidelonna Lodge in Shirley, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. “say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was”

Beloved husband of Sonia, brother of Lucille and father of Ashley, Nancy and Richard.

There will be a celebration of life at the Sooke Legion, January 19th, starting at 1, for anyone who would like to pay their respects.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercial

and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.

SHOPPERSDRUG MART

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All Community events which purchase a display ad will appear in our current community event calendar at no charge.

FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge, space permitting.

Thurs Jan 16ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.PUBLIC ADVISORY PANELEconomic Development. 7 p.m. at the Prestige. Info 250-642-1634.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.

Fri Jan 17VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m.

Mon Jan 20PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00. (250) 642-5152 for info.CALLING ALL QUILTERSKnox Pres. Church. All welcome. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 250-642-2484 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONShort mat bowling 1 p.m.Euchre 6:30 p.m.MEDITATION EVENINGZenwest Meditation Evening, 7 p.m. Free.

Sun Jan 19ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m.10K TRAINING CLINICTimes Colonist 10K training clinic begins at SEAPARC. Registration required. 250-642-8000.

Tues Jan 21BABY TALK 2013Your Changing Family: Relationships after baby. Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre 10-11:30 a.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME10 a.m. Sooke Library. 3-5 years old. Registration required. 250-642-3022. ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.YOUTH CLINICAges 13 - 25, 4-7 p.m. Family Medical Clinic.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Library, 6:30–8:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONPool League 7 p.m.

Wed Jan 22PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sooke Library. All ages, no registration required.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONLadies Darts 12 noon.Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYVolunteer at Sunriver Community Garden. 1-4(ish) p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520.

Sat Jan 18ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.

“My 2014 resolution is for everyone else to gain the 50 pounds

I refuse to lose.”Baptist Church: 7110 W Coast RdChild, Youth & Family Centre (Formerly known as CASA):

2145 Townsend RdFamily Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray RdKnox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdPrestige Hotel: 6929 West Coast RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips RdSooke Harbour House: 1528 Whiffin Spit RdVillage Foods. Smack downtown, you can’t miss itZenwest Meditation: 4970 Naigle Rd

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Your 2014 Board of DirectorsThe Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting on December 17th, with Mayor Wendal Milne presiding over the swearing-in ceremony of the new 2014 Board of Directors.Right to left is: Mayor Wendal Milne, President Michael Nyikes, Past President Randy Welters, Krista Moffett, Terry Cristall, Sean Dyble, Travis Butler, Danielle Renaud, Jeannette Wilford, Thom Klos (absent).Please visit the Chamber website at www.sookeregionchamber.com for the new Board of Director’s bios.

Time to express

gratitude for small business

Show your gratItude to small business and help them survive in the community.

1. Compliment busi-ness owners and their staff out loud. Everyone appreciates genuine compliments.

2. Be mindful about how you pay for pur-chases credit cards are

convenient but they can be very costly for business owners to accept. Fees to process sales range from 1.7 per cent to 3.0 per cent. Pay by cash or debit where possible.

3. Never use a small business as a show room. Several small business owners have

told me about “cus-tomers” who come in to look at merchan-dise and ask questions and then order online to find cheaper prices. Small businesses don’t exist to decorate your communities.

If small businesses survive so does the community.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

GIFTS DRAW DATE

Popcorn Maker Dec. 12 Kim Poirier

Movie Pass Dec. 13 Adele Gibbs

Snowboard Dec. 14 Shelly Rice

Headphones Dec. 15 Tom Bligh

Magic Bullet Dec. 16 Karen Brooks

Tassimo System Dec. 17 Jodie Lacombe

Food Processor Dec. 18 Jode Lucas

Snowboard Dec. 19 Zandra Randall

Compressor Dec. 20 Wendy Nelson

Spa Gift Card Dec. 21 Marlene Hack

Rice Cooker Dec. 22 Marlene Hull

iPad Air 16G Dec. 23 Candace Whitten

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS

Dec. 12 Sharlene Gwillim

Dec. 13 Doreen Wrede

Dec. 14 Dave Singh

Dec. 15 Ceri White

Dec. 16 Jared Pleasants

Dec. 17 Heidi Young

Dec. 18 Michelle Poirier

Dec. 19 Anne Cox

Dec. 20 Helen Coxon

Dec. 21 Gladys Engebretson

Dec. 22 Rose Robinson

Dec. 23 Mary Errie

GIVEAWAY

WINNERS

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The first race of the eight-race Vancouver Island Race Series, the 35th Annual Prairie Inn Harriers 8K, was held Sunday Jan, 12 under ideal race conditions: cloudy, calm and cool.

There were 625 rac-ers taking on the rolling Central Saanich course. Of the 625 runners, there were 239 that were in 50+ age groups.

The Sooke and Trail Road Runners (STARR)

had 14 runners cover-ing 11 age categories and captured three medals and three rib-bons.

Leading the STARRs in his first Island Series race and our young-est member was Mat-thew Thomson (M01-14). Thomson crossed the mat in a fast 30:35 and was first in a field of nine and 59th OA. He was also only three seconds behind the top

junior (M01-19). Thomson was also

the fastest STARR in the 100M sprint with a 21st OA finish and also first in his age group. He was definitely a golden STARR today. A well earned congratula-tions.

Our first female in was our latest STARR Amanda Johnston (F35-39). Johnson was in with a strong 32:40 and was seventh in a field of 27 and 104 OA.

Another one of our new STARRs was Keven Jolicoeur (35-39). Joli-coeur came in with a 34:52 and was 12 in a field of 28 and 154th

OA. He was 26th in the 100M sprint and third in his age group.

Hot on his heels was Tory Van Ek (F45-49). She hit the mat with a 35:14 and was third in a large field of 32 and 174th overall.

Close by was her training partner Mark Ziegler (M60-64). Ziegler was in with a 35:17 and was fifth in another large field of 25 senior runners.

Our next STARR in was Claude LaForce (M50-54). He was in with a 38:14 and 22 in another large field of 41 men.

Then came Jackie

Eddy (F60-64). She was in with a time of 38:42 and third in a field 16 and 285th OA.

Our STARR Island Race Series Ironman Bruce Hawkes (M70-74) also raced. Hawkes came in with a time of 41:50 and was fifth in a field 14 and 383rd OA.

Runner Ryan Adams (25-29) came in with a 42:01 time and placed 21 in a field of 22. Alongside him was Sarah-Mae Adams (F25-29), who clocked in at 42:02 and was 16th in a field 31 and 391st OA. Maggie Curtis (F40-44) crossed the mat with a time of 44:29 and was

26 in a large field of 43, and 445th overall.

Tom Burgess (M70-74) ran with in 45:29 and was 11 in his cat-egory, and 474th OA.

Close by was Char-maine Munroe (F45-49). She came in with a 45:31 and was 25 and 475th OA.

Closing out our STARR field was Vince Trahan (M65-69). He came in with a 47:24 and was 19th in a field of 24 and 504th OA.

STARR is presently in ninth place in team standings.

The overall winner was Geoff Martinson (M25-29) in a blister-

ing time of 23:41. The female winner was Erin Barrett (F30-34) from Nanaimo’s Bastion Running Club in a time of 27:13 and 18th over-all (OA). The top Male Master was 2012 win-ner PIH Jim Finlayson with a 25:17 and 6th OA. The Female Master was PIH Lucy Smith (F45-49) in a time of 28:27 and 28th OA.

Congratulations to all our new STARR’s and our STARR veterans for a great race. Our next race is the Cobble Hill 10K in 2 weeks.

Submitted by Vince Trahan

Sports & Recreation Please send sports tips to Britt Santowski at:

[email protected]

Sooke’s Midget C1’s take a bronze Britt Santowski photo

On Saturday afternoon at SEAPARC, Sooke’s Midget C1 played against Saanich C4 (pictured here).

In the Saanich Tour-nament played on Janu-ary 1 and 2, according to the results posted on the Sooke Minor Hock-ey’s website, the Midget C1’s played exception-ally well. The team won five out of six games. After three hard fought periods, overtime and a shootout, the Sooke players clenched a 3-2 victory to win bronze medals.

Playing this weekend on Saturday January 11, the Midgets were defeated by one goal, with a final score of Saanich C4 3 and Sooke 2. On Sunday, the Midg-ets saw a better out-come, beating Saanich C3 8 to 2.

2014 Pioneer 8K Race Report

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⍟SEAPARC SNIPPET

Your connection to all things Sooke including events and schedules

Red Cross Babysitters CourseSunday January 26th 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Minimum age: 11 yearsCost: $55

Art Classes for Teens(Mixed Media)

Tuesday January 21- March 11 7:15-8:45pmMaterials included. $120

Find SEAPARC on facebook.facebook.com/seaparc.crd

Register now, these lessons are filling up!

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On January 4 and 5, in Nanaimo, four of our house Bantam girls hockey players went to do the try-out for the U16 girls team.

During that weekend, 60 of the most talented players on the island, got together for a very hard and intensive training,and at the end, 20 of them are selected to make a team to play at the “Winter Games” in February.

Morgan Couture, Victoria Sutherland, Rory Wood and Jennifer Simonis went there. They had to do a “fitness” evaluation, skills evaluation and game play is well.

“It was very hard, and tough... but it is a very great experience to be able to play with very good hockey players,” recall Morgan Couture.

At the last day, the coaching team met with each one of them, to let them know if they did make the team, and if not, what they should work on.

Unfortunately, none of the Sooke’s Bantam play-ers made the final cut, but it was very nice to see that Sooke was well represented by some very talented players, who weren’t afraid of the com-petition.

This High Performance Program is designed to nurture the skills of BC’s hockey talent. This annual

BC-wide competition is for play-ers who want to advance to the 2014 BC Winter Games (held this year between February 19 and 23 in Mission BC). Program testing focusses on both on-ice and off-ice components. On-ice looks at individual and team tac-tics; off-ice training and explores proper warm up and cool down techniques, nutrition for high performance athletes, strength and conditioning, mental prepa-ration and fitness testing.

According to the BCHockey.net website, the Female High Performance program “is incred-ibly important as a goal for gifted female athletes that do not yet have the opportunities of Junior and professional hockey that the males do.”

Submitted by Melanie Dube, with notes from bchockey.net

Sports & Recreation

SCOREBOARDEMCS Sr. Boys’ Basketball

ON Tuesday, January 7, the EMCS senior boys’ basketball team, the Wolverines, faced Victoria High, and came out with a win, 65 to 60.

EMCS Points were earned by the following players:

Quinn Yates (#11) 31 ptsJonah Phillip (#20) 9pts

Scott Dickie (#33) 6 ptsLucas Blanchford (#16) 6 ptsFraser Campbell (#13) 4 ptsCharlie Richardson (#18) 3 ptsSean Mckenzie (#8) 2 ptsTaylor Sulzen (#12) 2 ptsBrandon Willson (#21) 2 pts

Bantam Girls try out for High Performance

Melan Dube photo

From back to front: Morgan Couture, Rory Wood, Victoria Sutherland and Jennifer Simonis.

SookeMinorHockey.ca just posted that female player Drue Julien made the U16 Vancouver Island Team! Drue was the only Sooke girl to

make the team. Congratulations Drue!

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St. RoSe of Lima Roman Catholic Parish2191 Townsend Rd. | 250-642-3945 | Fax: 778-425-3945

Saturday Mass 5pm | Sunday Mass, 10 amThursday Mass 10:30 am

Children’s Religious Ed: Sat. 3:45pm Office Hours: Tue 12-3 Wed 10-12 Thurs 1-3

Rev. Fr. Michael Favero

Knox PReSbyteRian ChuRCh 2110 Church Rd | 250-642-4124

SUNDAY SERVICE10:15 am Pre-Service Singing

10:30 am Family worshipRev. Dr Gordon Kouwenberg

Parents Room and well equipped Nursery

hoLy tRinity Anglican Church1962 Murray Road | 250-642-3172

holY CoMMUNIoN SERVICE: Sunday 10am

EVENINg PRAYER: Saturday 5pm The Rev. Howard Jacques

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The Pastor's Pen

SooKe baPtiSt ChuRCh7110 West Coast Road | 250-642-3424

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am Children, youth & adult ministries

Email [email protected]

Pope Francis: Understanding the Stunning"With his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis

proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it

should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'."But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario

Bergolio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions--on which this book casts new light.

"Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergolio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor--and became Bishop of the Slums...."*

Paul Vallely's recent book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, traces the events that produced this transformation. When asked by an interviewer, "Who is Jorge Bergolio?" Francis replied "He is a sinner." This was not a simple pious answer; the book reveals the depth and poignancy behind the reply. And at the same time it establishes the radical honesty and thorough commitment of Pope Francis to the core Christian message of the inalienable yet vulnerable dignity of every human being.

Well worth the read, in spite of some editing errors due to an evident rush to publication. Currently sold out at the publisher and many book stores, it is available in hard copy from some online sources, and as an e-book (at Apple Store and amazon.com, but not __.ca).

* from back cover, Paul Vallely, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2013.

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Thank you for your patience and support during our recent business interruption.

Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Reach us at 250-642-1100

We are proud to be longstanding members of the Sooke community and we are here to serve you!

Thank you for choosing RBC!

Now open for business in our new location at Mariner’s Village

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DROP IN POOL TOURNAMENT 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #54

Phone: 250-642-5913

MEAT DRAWEVERY SATURDAY @ 3:00 PM

SUNDAY BREAKFAST BRUNCH 9AM - 12:30PM $5 CHILDREN WELCOMESUNDAYS

SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKdonate non-perishable food items

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: SookeLegion.ca

$12 6-7:30 PM ONLYFRIDAY Steak Night

ANNIVERSARIES / BIRTHDAYS / GROUP PARTIES WELCOME!

Hosted by Pipes & Drums

HAMBURGERS &HOT DOGS AVAILABLE

MONDAYS Short Mat Bowling 1:00 Euchre 6:30TUESDAYS Pool League 7:00WEDNESDAYS Dominos 10:00 Ladies Darts 12 noon N Shuf� eboard 6:30THURSDAYS Cribbage 7:00FRIDAYS Short Mat Bowling 1:00

General Meeting every 4th Tuesday, 7pm • Members and bona � de guests welcome

Legion Riders every 2nd Wednesday 7pm

Are you interested in playing Mexican Train (Dominos) on Wednesday mornings? Meet new friends and have a great time! Call the legion bar @ 250-642-5913 and

leave your name & number—we’ll get started in the new year.

Robbie Burns SupperCome celebrate the 255th birthday of

Scotland’s greatest poet with us.In support of the Sooke Pipes & Drums.

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014Doors open at 17 00

Dinner at 18 00

For a mere $35 you’ll get a roast beef and haggis dinner along with some

great entertainment.You will also be thrilled by the live auction and the less action-packed silent auction.

KARAOKEEvery Friday

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

BLUEGRASS JAM1st and 3rd Sundays2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY

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Hours of sunshine 8

Mainly Sunny High 7 Low 5

Hours of sunshine 7

Variable Cloudiness High 7 Low 3

Hours of sunshine 4

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Variable Cloudiness High 6 Low 4

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20Aries, though you are

eager to plow through your to-do list, certain plans may have to be postponed due to cir-cumstances beyond your control. Go with the flow.

TAURUS- Apr 21/May 21Taurus, uncover the

source of a disagree-ment with a friend and try to come to a resolution before the disagreement esca-lates. Handling things promptly will pay off.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21Gemini, attention to

detail this week will prevent delays down the road. Keep this mind when tending to personal as well as pro-fessional matters.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22You may find your

mind wandering this week, Cancer. You can-not seem to focus on the tasks at hand, but work hard to limit dis-tractions and get your work done.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23Leo, respect a loved

one’s decision to keep a certain matter pri-vate. There’s not much you can do other than offer your support and respect.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22Virgo, carefully

schedule your time this week. You cannot afford to get behind in work or miss any impor-tant appointments. Stay focused and leave some time free for the unexpected.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23Libra, you are drawn

to creative endeavors these days and have less patience for tasks that are not nearly as fun. Find a healthy bal-ance between the two.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, expect to serve as a mediator for your loved ones this week. The issue that arises is relatively small, but your calm demeanor and cool head will be needed.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, you may be floundering a little in the romance depart-ment this week. Stick to what your intuition is telling you, and you will come out just fine.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, you are focused on your work, but distractions beyond your control figure to prove frustrat-ing. Try to remain as patient as possible, and everything will work itself out.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, take a breather and stop to give some careful thought to your recent experiences and your expectations going for-ward. You will benefit from this reflection in the long run.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20Pisces, expect some

valuable insight on your future to arrive in the next few days. It won’t be difficult to set plans in motion.

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John Jodoin photo

Reader’s Photo of the WeekSooke News Mirror reader John Jodoin sent us this photo of Whiffin Spit.

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Team Sooke!A group of district staff decided to go into the Polar Bear Swim at Whiffin Spit on New Years Day.The Municipal Swim Team consisted of: (from left to right) Sarah Temple, Hunter Burkett, Medea Mills, Laura Byrne and Brent Blackhall. The bottles in their hands were for water sampling, but were actually filled with hot chocolate.

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