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COMMUNITY NEWS MEDIA Black Press Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Agreement #40110541 Editorial Page 8 Entertainment Page 17 Sports/stats Page 24 28 Pages PHILLY FLING Marion Newman at SPO outdoor concert on July 13. Page 17 Classifieds 21 • 75 ¢ Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Kids aren’t active enough and Steve Knoke recognizes this and wants to help make it so they are outside more, getting exercise and fresh air. “This program,” he said, referring to the grant for the Sooke bike park, “creates the opportunity for kids to be active and foster a connection with nature. Cycling is a life skill.” Knoke, SEAPARC manager, isn’t alone in this pursuit by any means. He’s just one of the people making the bike park at SEAPARC happen. A grant of $75,000 was received from the Capital Regional Dis- trict through the Active Trans- portation Innovative infra- structure Funding Program with SEAPARC, the District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area as participants. SEAPARC committed a further $24,000. The bike park will be built in phases, with the first being the pump track, a circular hard-dirt surface with hills the riders can have fun on. The next phase is the trail access which goes from the end of Throup Road to SEAPARC. “It’s out to tender,” said Knoke. “We’re waiting on bids and quotes.” The third phase is refurbish- ing the dirt jumps but this is subject to budget consider- ations. “I’m excited,” said Knoke. “I don’t want to lose sight of getting kids outside, this will be the fundamental building blocks of this. It’s about chil- dren, youth, it’s for everyone and this is a good place to start.” The community has also stepped in to make the bike park happen. Butler Brothers donated the gravel, the com- munity is showing support and the Bike Park Steering Committee is on board with the project. “If we get donations and in-kind donations we will get more out of this,” stated Knoke. He mentioned spon- sorship packages and tax receipts for those who choose to help the park expand. Alpine Bike Parks has been working on the site and they are as passionate about creat- ing the space as are the pro- ponents. Stephane Pellieter and Dylan Smith are two young men, along with Morgan and Luke, who have been working on the pump track. They both mountain bike and are totally on board with making the park as great place for riders. “I just mountain bike and thought it would be fun to build jumps,” said Pellieter, who is from Calgary. Smith is from Regina and he studied building tracks and mountain bike operations. For both it is their first time on the Island and they want to return. Knoke stresses that the bike park is not just for kids, it’s for the whole family. “I want to ride this when it’s ready,” he said. Pirjo Raits photo SEAPARC manager Steve Knoke stands atop one of the hills at the Sooke Bike Park located next to the Stan Jones ball diamond. The park and accompanying trails will be built in stages as monies become available Bike park pump track almost complete Haldane announces intention to run for mayor of Sooke Pirjo Raits Sooke News Mirror Herb Haldane, 50, is going to take a crack at running for the mayor’s chair on November 15. On June 23, Mayor Wendal Milne announced his plans not to run in the next municipal election and Haldane said, “With Wendal Milne gone, there’s no clear run- ner. I’m going to take a chance and see how I fare.” Haldane sat on the last two District of Sooke councils and has been a part of many of the decisions made under Mayors Janet Evans and Wendal Milne, including large projects such as the Prestige Hotel, the pub- lic boat launch, and the new connector road. He said the big issue for him is the whole tax structure and the mis- understandings around it. “We got lucky this year that’s because we found a bunch of money, it looks good … but the five-year plan raises it a pile and I want to nip it in the bud,” said Haldane. He said he has talked to businesses that have to rent out one-half their space because of the commercial taxes. When asked if he was running for the sake of businesses in Sooke he said he is doing it in the name of residents, new families and retirees. “How do taxes go up so much? I want a real- ity check to it,” stated Haldane. He said he has been happy on council for the most part, even in the cheap seats. Now, he wants to make some forward movement. “If they find I’m not the right guy, they can vote me out in four years,” he said. Haldane is self employed at Haldane Homes. File photo Herb Haldane 250.642.6361 Sooke is Selling! 2013 Sooke Home Sales: 304 2014 Sooke Home Sales: 141 TAMMI DIMOCK Personal Real Estate Corp. 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  • C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

    Black PressWednesday, July 9, 2014 Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page 17

    Sports/stats Page 24

    28 Pages

    PHILLY FLINGMarion Newman at SPO outdoor

    concert on July 13.

    Page 17

    7x2.5Davis

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Classifieds 21 75

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Kids arent active enough and Steve Knoke recognizes this and wants to help make it so they are outside more, getting exercise and fresh air.

    This program, he said, referring to the grant for the Sooke bike park, creates the opportunity for kids to be active and foster a connection with nature. Cycling is a life skill.

    Knoke, SEAPARC manager, isnt alone in this pursuit by any means. Hes just one of the people making the bike park at SEAPARC happen. A grant of $75,000 was received from the Capital Regional Dis-trict through the Active Trans-portation Innovative infra-

    structure Funding Program with SEAPARC, the District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area as participants. SEAPARC committed a further $24,000.

    The bike park will be built in phases, with the first being the pump track, a circular hard-dirt surface with hills the riders can have fun on. The next phase is the trail access which goes from the end of Throup Road to SEAPARC.

    Its out to tender, said Knoke. Were waiting on bids and quotes.

    The third phase is refurbish-ing the dirt jumps but this is subject to budget consider-ations.

    Im excited, said Knoke. I dont want to lose sight of getting kids outside, this will

    be the fundamental building blocks of this. Its about chil-dren, youth, its for everyone and this is a good place to start.

    The community has also stepped in to make the bike park happen. Butler Brothers donated the gravel, the com-munity is showing support and the Bike Park Steering Committee is on board with the project.

    If we get donations and in-kind donations we will get more out of this, stated Knoke. He mentioned spon-sorship packages and tax receipts for those who choose to help the park expand.

    Alpine Bike Parks has been working on the site and they are as passionate about creat-ing the space as are the pro-

    ponents.Stephane Pellieter and

    Dylan Smith are two young men, along with Morgan and Luke, who have been working on the pump track. They both mountain bike and are totally on board with making the park as great place for riders.

    I just mountain bike and thought it would be fun to build jumps, said Pellieter, who is from Calgary. Smith is from Regina and he studied building tracks and mountain bike operations. For both it is their first time on the Island and they want to return.

    Knoke stresses that the bike park is not just for kids, its for the whole family.

    I want to ride this when its ready, he said.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    SEAPARC manager Steve Knoke stands atop one of the hills at the Sooke Bike Park located next to the Stan Jones ball diamond. The park and accompanying trails will be built in stages as monies become available

    Bike park pump track almost complete

    Haldane announces intention to run for mayor of Sooke

    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Herb Haldane, 50, is going to take a crack at running for the mayors chair on November 15.

    On June 23, Mayor Wendal Milne announced his plans not to run in the next municipal election and Haldane said, With Wendal Milne gone, theres no clear run-ner. Im going to take a chance and see how I fare.

    Haldane sat on the last two District of Sooke councils and has been a part of many of the decisions made under Mayors Janet Evans and Wendal Milne, including large projects such as the Prestige Hotel, the pub-

    lic boat launch, and the new connector road.

    He said the big issue for him is the whole tax structure and the mis-understandings around it.

    We got lucky this year thats because we found a bunch of money, it looks good but the five-year plan raises it a pile and I want to nip it in the bud, said Haldane. He said he has talked to businesses that have to rent out one-half their space because of the commercial taxes.

    When asked if he was running for the sake of businesses in Sooke he said he is doing it in the name of residents, new families and retirees.

    How do taxes go up so much? I want a real-ity check to it, stated Haldane.

    He said he has been happy on council for the most part, even in the cheap seats. Now, he wants to make some forward movement.

    If they find Im not the right guy, they can vote me out in four years, he said.

    Haldane is self employed at Haldane Homes.

    File photo

    Herb Haldane

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  • A brief look through some of the stories that made the news in years past.

    July 15, 2009Porta-potty may

    have to exit Sk8 parkIt seems there is no

    publicly accessible amenity that can be put in place that cannot, or will not, eventually be vandalized.

    In the case of the Sooke Skate Park on Throup Road, a por-table washroom added for the convenience of park users has been repeatedly mistreated to the point where its removal has to be con-sidered. Alternatives could be left to the imagination of park users.

    The issue falls under the umbrella of SEAPARC, and manager Larry Hutchings says he had heard from the commission that the porta-potty may be on the way to removal.

    As is most often the case, it seems the majority of park users will possibly suffer for the actions of a few.

    July 14, 2004Mayor, welfare

    advocate concerned about needy

    The cost-saving deci-sion to close Sookes welfare office in 2002, then two years later shut the nearest cen-tre in Langford, hasnt been as seamless as government officials predicted.

    The March closing of the Ministry of Human Resources office on Goldstream Ave. has forced clients from Port Renfrew to East Sooke to travel to four differ-

    ent Victoria offices, depending on their cat-egory (income assis-tance, single parents, disability, and persis-tent multiple barriers).

    At the time, a minis-try spokesperson said most clients business can be done over the phone.

    But the ding-a-ling isnt foolproof.

    There has been a few concerns with people falling through the cracks, said Sooke Mayor Janet Evans. Some are getting very frustrated.

    Evans knows of peo-ple who have had to take time off work to go downtown for an appointment with their worker.

    July 14, 1999Sooke landmark up

    in smokeThe fire that gutted

    the landmark Milnes Landing Store Friday was the second grease fire to break out in the hamburger stands kitchen area in recent months.

    Milnes Landing staff

    and Sooke volunteer firefighters were able to quickly extinguish an April 11 fire which broke out in one of the popular fast food out-lets deep fryers, but could do little to con-tain Fridays blaze.

    Sooke fire depart-ment Captain Steve Sorensen said the two fires were unrelated.

    This fire quickly spread to the rest of the 56-year old struc-ture, which is home to a convenience store, fast-food outlet and gift store.

    July 13, 1994It started as a big

    community picnicOn July 25, 1934, the

    people of Sooke gave birth to one of the most enduring community events of its kind.

    It was billed a cele-bration of Sooke prog-ress and a commemo-ration of the 70 anniver-sary of the discovery of gold in the Sooke River.

    Volunteers were recruited to construct booths and picnic tables.

    The event was so successful it began bringing in people from all over, and soon the tiny-but-growing log-ging and fishing com-munity of Sooke was attracting crowds of 10,000 to 12,000.

    Like the Scottish broom, the event took root and never let go. Very quickly, it was All Sooke Day. It was the logger sports that captured everybodys attention.

    FACT: Funds from the first All Sooke Days build the Sooke Com-munity Hall, the best-used building in Sooke, back in 1937.

    July 12, 1989Whale of a jobIts been a whale of a

    job, but its finally over.

    The 35-foot grey whale that washed up on the beach near Beechey Head has been returned to the deep 40 feet deep under the waters of the Sooke Basin, near Goodridge Island, to have its bones picked clean by underwater creatures over the next 12 months.

    Edward Milne com-munity school coordi-nator Phoebe Dunbar, who masterminded the whole whale salvage operation, said she was really relieved when the rotting body of the giant whale sank beneath the waves for the last time. Its been quite a job, she said.

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    Back in 2009, a young woman was rescued from a crevice at the Sooke Potholes.

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    Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Taking the leap from hobby to a full fledged business is often a scary step. It means your passion has to be combined with com-mitment. For Hillary Childs, the steps ahead have been a bit anx-ious, but she took the path anyway.

    Childs is the owner of Huckleberry Hill, and she makes hand-crafted soap and body care products.

    She said she has been making soap for about 15 years. She did it with her mother in the Van-couver area and back then she made soap for family and friends, as gifts, and for herself mostly. She wanted natural products which werent full of chemi-cals and harsh ingredi-ents. She took a herbal-ist course and experi-mented with essential oils, herbs and natural ingredients.

    Its constant experi-menting, trial and error for a lot of stuff, she said. I always used a natural deodorant and was trying to find one that worked after a run at lunch, most didnt work.

    So she started mak-ing her own natural deodorant with sweet orange and geranium, and the response has been positive. Other products are made with as many local products as she can find. She believes in fair trade products, no GMOs and sourcing locally. Some things she just cant get locally.

    We dont grow almonds or olives.

    In the name of recy-cling and reusing she willing to take back her containers to have them refilled with prod-uct.

    Doing research on

    natural ingredients, she has found that pomegranate is good for aging skin; red rasp-berry seed oil for sun protection, calendula has healing properties and shea butter is a anti-inflammatory. Add to that the new wonder product coconut oil and you have the ingre-dients Childs prefers to use.

    Courses, workshops, research and experi-menting provided her with the knowledge and the rest comes from her own passion.

    She lives with her fam-ily on 11 acres off Otter Point Place and has plans for growing many of her own herbs and setting up a permanent work space. With two children and a husband who works at Jordan River, Childs has to make time for her own work. She committed to the Saturday Coun-try Market as well as the Night Market at the museum for the entire season. Thats big for her.

    Im just trying to keep up, Im blown away by putting myself out there.

    She is enjoying the markets and the inter-action with people.

    I believe in getting out in your community, focussing on them and getting feedback, she said.

    Its a big transition from something you do every few weeks to being ahead of the game, she said. She is taking it seriously.

    I hope what I make is going to sll. Its a change from on demand to really hav-ing to predict and have inventory.

    Childs carries some of her products at Inspire on Eustace Road and at the weekly markets.

    Presently it is a small home-based business and Childs is happy with that for now.

    I dont want to end up too too big. I still would like to work from home and move more into online sales, she said.

    I love doing this stuff, experimenting and creating. Its really fun to do.

    The Saturday Coun-try Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the junction of Eustace and Otter Point Roads. The Night Market runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sooke Region Museum on Phillips Road.

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    Working from home takes discipline and passion

    Pirjo Raits photos

    Hillary Childs at home on the farm with her products displayed on her old tractor and below at the Thursday Night Market at the museum.

    CorreCtionIn a recent article

    about the Dogwood Initiative (p. 6 of last weeks paper), the word rigging was supposed to be triggering. thus, the statement that the Dogwood Initiative was rigging a referendum was supposed to read they were triggering a referendum. We apologize for the error.

    SooKA-PLooZAthe BIG SUMMer event

    which takes place at the 17 Mile Pub is scheduled for Saturday, July 19.

    LotS of BanDS, volleyball, food and beverages.

    coMe oUt anD get your Sookeapalooza on. free event.

    Community Forum

    GettInG It BUILt:a community centre Project. further conversation and information.

    WeDneSDay, JULy 9, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sooke region Volunteer centre, 2145 townsend rd. for more info: [email protected] or 250-642-6364.

    UpSooke

    Thumbs Up

    to thoSe GeneroUS folks who continue to donate non-perishable food to the Sooke food Bank. the need is always there.

    Did You Know? June Stats Sooke to Sidney sales are up 2.4% over last year at this time. Sooke is also doing better. June 2014 saw 31 residential sales. While June 2013 saw only 24. That is a 23% increase. 5 between 0-$299,999 20 between $300,000-$399,999 4 between $400,000-$499,999 2 between $500,000-$550,000 Median Days on Market: 65 Median Sale Price: $353,000 Many of the properties that sold had been on the market for a very long time. Finding the right value for a product is crucial.

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    We have been making a number of changes to our museum includ-ing renovating older exhibits and adding new ones. This January saw one of our biggest renovations yet with the expansion of seven exhibits and the addi-tion of three. The idea to renovate our displays began with wanting to refresh our indoor and outdoor Leech-town exhibits as this is the 150th year since the gold rush. Since we were moving the location of the indoor exhibit we decided to go ahead and renovate the displays surround-ing it and add a few more. This week we will be talking about the expansion of our mining and Leechtown exhibits, which were given complete over-hauls including new text, pictures, artifacts and the creation of life-like scenes.

    The mining exhibit features artifacts such as rock samples, tools and headgear and the related history focuses on activity in East Sooke, Jordan River and Valentine Mountain. An exciting addition to the mining display is the very realistic mine

    shaft. Approximately 10 sheets of foam were glued together and carved out using an electric knife. Then the structure was covered with a dry wall com-pound in order to give the paint something to adhere to and provide texture. The mine shaft has proven to be a huge

    hit among visitors, especially children. The rocks used for the ground of the display were re-purposed from our West Coast Trail exhibit, which will be updated in early 2015.

    Next down the line is the Leechtown display. All of the artifacts in this exhibit were found

    near or at Leechtown including a claim stake, clay tobacco pipe, gun-powder flask, cutlery and various tools. On display are numer-ous photos, including one showing Lieuten-ant Peter John Leechs grave at Ross Bay Cem-etery. Lt. Leech was the second in command of the Vancouver Island Exploratory Expedi-tion and his crew dis-covered placer gold in July 1864 about 12 miles from Sooke in an unnamed tributary, subsequently named the Leech River. The discovery of gold was the beginning of the gold rush in this region.

    The lifelike river com-ponent in the Leech-town exhibit was also created by gluing foam together and carving it out. It was painted to mimic the emerald green colours of the Leech River. We also painted small rocks to represent placer gold, but if you look closely you will find real gold panned from the Leech River (remember, we sell Leech River gold in our gift shop).

    On display outside we have parts of the original Leechtown memorial cairn that

    was destroyed by van-dals. In the same loca-tion, we have a time capsule containing a collection of docu-ments that were buried in the summer of 1987 and will be opened in 2037 and again in 2087. We took down the old worn out signs and added a 5 x 5 alumi-num weather proof sign that explains the Time Capsule and gold rush in detail.

    On Saturday, July 19, from 12-4 p.m., we are hosting an event com-memorating the 150th anniversary of the Leech-town gold rush. The event is sponsored by Spinnakers Brewpub and you can expect an after-noon of fun including games and music. The Sooke Harbour Players will also be performing theatre skits. One of the biggest draws of the day will be the roasting of tra-ditional Leechtown beef in a pit dug up on the museum grounds. For more details on our sum-mer events please visit our website www.sook-eregionmuseum.com.

    Brianna Shambrook

    Collections and Exhibits

    Manager Sooke Region Museum

    Curators Corner: making changes to exhibits

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    Clockwise: Building the mine shaft, the mining exhibit, the outdoor Leechtown exhibit, the Leech River model, and the indoor Leechtown exhibit.

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    SEAPARC will have the best ice ever now that a new dehumidifier has been installed at the arena. For years the facility has been dealing with moisture issues which result in more maintenance.

    The Model A-20 Dessicant dehu-midifier will remove 125 pounds of moisture an hour compared to the 25 pounds being removed by the old unit.

    Jim Govan, facilities operations supervisor at SEAPARC, said they

    have always had humidity problems in the arena and, after 37 years, the problem will be solved. The unit will also allow treated outside air to be brought into the arena.

    In September sometimes theres a little fog bank in there, said JdF Regional Director Mike Hicks. In the future it could mean leaving the ice in there longer.

    The unit was manufactured in Texas and with some successful negotiations they were able to get a 25 per cent discount amounting to close to $20,000. The unit cost $120,000 which came from SEAPARC funds.

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    Jenna Stewart won $75 from the Royal Canadian Branch #54 for her essay on The Lure of Gold.

    Gold Rush Memories

    We have been using gold for over 800 years, for all sorts of things. Gold has been used for many things because it is so soft and easy to work with. Gold is a substance that can-not be corroded or destroyed in any way. If you found a ship that sunk 100s of years ago, the gold that was on

    that ship would still be in perfect condition. Another reason gold is so valuable, is because there is not very much of it around the world. There has been a race to get the metal for hun-dreds of years.

    Over the centuries, gold has both built and destroyed civili-zations. Ghana was once one of the big-gest empires on earth because of its riches in gold. The Macuna Indi-ans found gold in their fields. When word go out, over 25,000 miners came and took all the

    gold and ruined their land. They actually forced the indians to work and mine the gold for them. The Spanish where also very keen on getting gold. They took the Aztec king hostage, conquered the Aztecs, took their gold, and that of the Incas as well. Gold is very beau-tiful, but it is also a key to greed.

    Leechtown now, is nothing but some old cement house founda-tions, but in 1864, it was much more than that. In July of 1864, an expedition party was

    formed and was sent out to look at what is now Leechtown. While there, they discovered gold in the Sooke river. In just a few weeks, thousands of miners came for all over the island to get the gold. In August of the same year, over 227 mining licenses has been given to miners. By Decem-ber, the town had already started to form and was named after Lieutenant Peter John Leech. There where 6 general stores, 3 hotels, and over 30 saloons. Leechtown had roughly

    600 mines and 2,000 people, and later they started in the logging business. Mans desire for gold of Leechtown, lead to a clearing of gold rush memories.

    Jenna StewartGrade 6

    The Lure of Gold essays are a lead-up to the 150th Leechtown Anniversary celebra-tion being held at the Sooke Region Museum on July 19. The Vancou-ver Island Placer Min-ers Association will

    present a new monu-ment to replace the original cairn erected in 1928 in Leechtown. The monument provided a catalyst of economic boom on Vancouver Island.

    The Lure of Gold: Gold Rush Memories

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

    All persons who believe their interests in property are affected by these proposed amendments shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions before Council on the matters contained in the proposed amendments at the above time and place. If you are unable to attend the hearing, 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 the 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 (excluding statutory holidays), commencing July 2, 2014 to and including July 14, 2014.

    If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 642-1634.

    Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday July 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following matters:

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    2205 Otter Point Road, SookePhone: 250-642-1634 Fax: 250-642-0541

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    Bylaw No. 596, Of cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (400-5)A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 400, Of cial Community Plan, 2010 for the purpose of deleting from the Community Residential (CR) designation and adding to the Industrial (IND) designation the properties shown outlined in black and hatched on the map attached to this notice and legally described as:

    Lot A, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP78992(Civic Address: 2050 Idlemore Road)

    Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 2, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434(Civic Address: 2024, 2032, 2036, 2040 Idlemore Road)

    Lots 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434 (Civic Address: 2049 Idlemore Road, 2040 and 2050 Kaltasin Road)

    That portion of Lot A, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP52043 zoned General Industrial (M2) (Civic Address: 2018 Idlemore Road)

    That portion of Lot A, Block 3, Section 7, Sooke District, Plan VIP2434 zoned General Industrial (M2) (Civic Address: 2039 Idlemore Road)

    Bylaw No. 597, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-12)A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 600, Sooke Zoning Bylaw, 2013 for the purpose of adding a de nition for Waste Transfer Station and to allow Waste Transfer Station as Permitted Uses - Principal Uses in all properties zoned General Industrial (M2).

    The proposed de nition of WASTE TRANSFER STATION means a facility at which solid waste is dropped off by relatively small vehicles, loaded into larger containers or onto larger vehicles, and hauled to an off-site management facility for further processing or nal disposal.

    50th50thToday Suzanne and I celebrate a life of outdoor adventures which has shape-shi ed through a half century. A life of companionship including rambles through mountains, glaciers, alpine meadows, solitary sea kayak adventures, (sometimes just us, and other times leading expeditions), photo safaris in Africa, a recent decade of hiking and studying ora and fauna of the desert landscape of Joshua Tree and daily strolls on the Sooke Spit with our dog Banjo.We are also thankful to have been able to share all these times and much more with our two wonderful sons and their adorable families. Life has been good to all of us!

    Jim and Suzanne

    Craven - 50thStill crazy a er all these years

  • Today as you drive up Phillips Road and view the lovely Sun River Community Gar-den, on your right nearer the river you might observe fruit trees from a long ago abundant orchard.

    This 1922 wedding day photo shows the fruit trees in their prime, framing the bride and groom, alongside the Phillips farmhouse. Its hard to imagine its almost one hundred years since the dapper Rueben Acreman won his bride, Jessie, young-est daughter of the pio-neer Phillips family.

    It was 1868 that Wil-liam Phillips arrived on our shores (some say hed been on a Royal Navy vessel) and went to work for the Muirs in their lumbering enter-prise. He took up a section of land border-ing the Sooke River on the west, but probably lived a lonely life until the Milne family emi-grated to the east side of the river. When he met Edward Milnes sis-ter Janet, he was quick to propose marriage in 1885, and the couple raised six children on the Phillips farm.

    The hardworking pio-neering couple planted a large garden for sub-sistence and a number of fruit trees that have continued to give fruit for well over a century. (Nowadays the bears seem to be first in line to harvest the apples.) Their children were John, Edward, Susan-

    nah, Eliza, William and Jessie. The sons fol-lowed their father in developing an exten-sive logging enterprise.

    Meanwhile, in the early 1900s the Benja-min Acreman family from Newfoundland arrived in the village with their seven tall stalwart sons. Sec-ond youngest of these boys was Rueben, who soon got a job in the fishtraps industry that operated out of Sooke Harbour.

    Perhaps he was par-

    ticularly charming, to win the heart of such a shy, demure young girl as Jessie Phillips. Hardworking as they were, the Philips sons and daughters had a reputation for being quiet-natured. While Jessie was the only one to marry, there was no issue at all from the Phillips fam-ily, and today it is only the road, logging equip-ment at the museum, and the orchard of trees that carries their heritage forward.

    By the 1960s after the fishtraps closing, Rueben was employed as custodian at Sasee-nos School, where he enjoyed seeing the chil-dren. When he passed, he left a gift of books for the schools library.

    Elida Peers, Historian

    Sooke Region Museum

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    Wedding day at the Phillips orchardSOOKE NEWS MIRROR - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 www.sookenewsmirror.com 7

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    Capital Regional District

    Date: July 15, 2014Time: 7:00pmPlace: Juan de Fuca Local Area Services Building 3 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point, BC1. Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application a) Z-01-14 - Lot A, Section 51, Otter District,

    Plan VIP89485 (4039 Otter Point Road Ireland)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 July 15, 2014 by mail to the Capital Regional District (CRD), Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning, 3 7450 Butler Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1N1, by email to [email protected] or be submitted at the meeting. Staff reports will be available after July 10, 2014 on the CRD website at: www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/committeedocuments/juandefucalandusecommittee or can be viewed at our office, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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    Taxes and the need for them

    Complaining about property taxes is as old as the hills around Sooke. No one likes to pay taxes of any kind, but in order to maintain everything we have come to expect, we have to pay for it. Since the municipality doesnt earn money on its own, then it is the residents and businesses who pay. Pretty simple basic fact.

    Commercial enterprises do pay a lot more tax, that is a fact. Is it fair? Probably not. If there was more of a commercial base in Sooke, then there is the chance taxes would go down for all. Of course we could use more businesses in the town core, but because we are a bedroom community this is unlikely on a larger level. Yes, we can supply the basics, but people being as they are will still drive to town to shop. They just think theyll find bargains and more selection.

    To lower the taxes on commercial would mean that to maintain the same budget then the residents would have to pay more. Can the district cut their expenses? Probably somewhat, but what would you want to do without? Fire and police protection? Staff? Community grants? Library? Yes taxes have gone up, but so have the services, road improvements, obligations and expenses.

    It is easy to complain but when you want things to happen in your community then you have to be prepared to pay for it. The huge rallying cry in elections is often taxes and while some may want to change the rates, it is not as easy as all that. Its a complicated business and thats why we have financial officers who can put the dollars in the right columns.

    People want their property values to remain high in case they want to sell and they want them low when the tax bill comes in. You cant have it both ways.

    Like the old saying by Benjamin Franklin goes, In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

    FEATURE LETTER

    I was flabbergasted to see in this weeks Sooke News Mirror that there are people who think that the con-struction of the new connector road is a good idea. I understand (sorta) that council approved this $2-mil-lion road from nowhere to nowhere because of an entrenched notion that building a by-pass road is good for Sooke and is supported by Sooke residents. All of the long-time Sooke residents Ive spoken to over the past few years have told me that the Throup/Grant Connector (which this new piece is just the middle por-tion of) is a really stupid idea that was rejected by residents in a refer-endum a number of years ago. Not once in recent public surveys and community meetings has this proj-ect been identified as a community priority.

    Despite the distinct lack of pub-lic support for this project, council has supported it why? This coun-cil, and several before them, have been told so many times that this project is absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of traffic, and that, once completed, so many (undefined) benefits will miracu-lously spring forward from it that to question it would be foolish, if not irresponsible. In my years of working closely with Vancouvers City Coun-

    cil, I did notice the odd time when they seemed to go into some kind of trance and support something that was just too expensive and compli-cated to warrant a serious second look. I can only assume thats what happened here. Odd behaviour for a council that prides itself on keeping tax increases super low. Just imag-ine how different Sooke could be if the millions allocated for this proj-ect went to capital improvements that the public actually wanted and supported.

    One thing council and staff are very clear about is that the new connector is just the first stage of a connector road that will join up with Grant Road at one end, and Throup all the way to Phillips at the other. The intention is to divert traf-fic away from Sooke Road and West Coast Road. Put another way, the idea is to move traffic away from a highway with commercial proper-ties located along a good portion of it onto quiet residential streets. When asked the question at a pub-lic meeting, the engineer responsi-ble for the design of the section of the connector being built right now was quite clear that this road was designed to handle large vehicles, including logging trucks.

    So, while the residents further

    along West Coast Road are continu-ing to complain about the number of logging trucks and their hours of operation, the solution in Sooke is to move them away from the highway onto quiet neighbourhood streets. As one person commented, this con-nector will make it easier for Otter Point residents to get home. Now Im generally a generous guy, but I really dont appreciate several millions of our tax dollars going towards road improvements that will only benefit residents in neighbouring communi-ties.

    Not sure what to do about this mess. We could try to convince the new council to not complete the con-nections to Grant and Throup. That would leave us with this expensive piece of connector road in the mid-dle that Im sure will be appreciated only by residents on Townsend. Or we could simply advise the property owners along the connector route to sell now, before it becomes appar-ent to prospective buyers that they could be moving onto a relocated highway.

    Rick Gates

    Sooke

    Connector Road is not a good idea

    OUR VIEW EDITORIAL CARTOON

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    Mayors integrity evident

    I was pleased to note your positive com-ments about our Mayor Wendal Milne in your recent editorial and I concur with them.

    I remember meeting Wendal on my doorstep in 2011 when he was canvassing for the job and being impressed by his straight talk and evident integrity and decided that he would have my support.

    The current council have done well since December 2011 in tackling the problems inherited from the pre-vious council and for putting, among other things, our finances back under control and dealing successfully with difficult and divi-sive issues such as the proposed bike park.

    The initial year of office must have been difficult but per-severance and com-mitment have paid off and I believe that this achieved a more accountable council to the benefit of us all.

    Always approach-able and pleasant, Wen-dal has exhibited his leadership qualities and dedication with-out any evident prima-donna tendencies and has served our commu-nity well with his good old fashioned com-mon sense approach to issues. I regret that he is not standing again for the new four-year term but understand his personal reasons

    for this decision. Thank you Mayor

    Wendal for your ster-ling service in serving our community.

    Errol AndersonSooke

    Cause for concern

    Last week the RCMP visited a number of res-idents along Sunriver Way.

    The officer was mak-ing inquires to help in their investigation into an incident where an uphill access road at the end of Sunriver Way had spikes driven into the road bed with the sharp ends up so as to cause the trucks tires to blow out.

    There has been a long running conflict with numerous neigh-bours and a backhoe service and the Sun-river development as to noise, dust and other safety issues as they move thousands of truckloads of earth through the subdivi-sion.

    I hope the individual who did this reads this letter and seeks out other, legal ways to resolve their issue with the developer.

    Robert E. CampbellSooke

    PBS in jeopardy

    The Harper govern-ment is doing every-thing it can to deny

    Canadians very basic access to information about current events through its massive funding cuts to the CBC, whose mandate belongs to the Cana-dian people, not a par-ticular government and its (right-wing) ideolo-gies.

    Now it appears, Harper is acting via the CRTC to make it more difficult, if not outright prevent, Canadians from viewing programs on PBS.

    The CRTC is propos-ing to eliminate inclu-sion of PBS stations in basic cable/satellite packages; the result may be the only way to receive PBS is by pay-ing an extra fee.

    In my experience, both PBS Seattle, and PBS Detroit, which we receive via Shaw Satel-lite, go out of their way to include Canadians and Canadian content as much as possible.

    PBS Seattle even has an office in Vancouver, the Pacific Coast Pub-lic Television Associa-tion. Most Canadians live near the border with the U.S.A.

    PBS programming, while it emphasizes American content, which is understand-able, has a great deal of programs from all over the world. Viewers not only enjoy the Master-piece dramas, which are from the UK, but programs about nature, science, art, music, current events, kids shows (many are made

    in Canada) and so on.Many Canadians do

    not live near major cit-ies where live perfor-mances of ballet, opera, rock, jazz, plays, etc., are available or even affordable, so televi-sion provides the next best thing. PBS plays a major role in enriching our lives through such programs.

    Listeners of National Public Radio in Wash-ington State know that the local radio stations there include Victoria when they list the cit-ies they serve. They participate in the Victo-ria and Vancouver Jazz Festivals. Luckily, radio waves arent being blocked.

    It is my hope that everyone who reads this, and enjoys PBS, will contact their MLA, and MP, and the rel-evant Ministers and Opposition MLAs and MPs, and the CRTC, in support of keeping PBS part of Canadian basic cable and satel-lite channels.

    Helene HarrisonShirley

    Stealing flag an act of disrespect

    While driving by our Legion here in Sooke, I saw that our Canadian flag was gone. I stopped to go in to the Legion to see why it was down. This, on the day after

    Canada Day. I was told somebody was on the roof and cut the flag away with a knife.

    I would like to say those who were respon-sible for this degrading act have no regard for Canada or those who died over the years, serving our country in different wars. Our Legion represents the many who paid for your freedom, mainly through donations paid for by many activities held in the Legion, such as meat draw, many dinners, etc.

    I can only hope some time in the future you may look back at what you and your buddies have done. For what??

    Com. Bill JonesPast President

    Sooke

    Park should not be for small group

    I applaud the two writers of last weeks

    We asked: What do you think of the recent announcement to increase speed limits in B.C?

    I support it. Im used to faster highways, coming from Ontario.

    On the road to Sooke it make sense to have it slower though.

    Brandon WarrenerVictoria

    I like it. Im a fast driver, with places to go.

    Kyle PollnerSooke

    I think some of the areas they picked, like the highway up to Campbell River, make sense.

    That's a good place to increase the speed limit.

    Esme GardSooke

    On straighter roads it makes sense. It also makes sense to

    enforce the staying-right-except-to-pass rule.

    James BerryVictoria

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    Thurs July 10ADULT WALKING GROUPSEAPARC. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Info 250-642-8000.SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and Bingo at the Community Hall. Also, AGM @ 11 a.m., Community Hall Dining Room.YOUNG PARENTS GROUPWith lunch, 11:00-1:30 2145 Townsend. Please call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info.NIGHT MARKETAt the Sooke Regional Museum 5 - 8:30 p.m.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.

    Fri July 11VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSteak Night, 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and shopping trips to Victoria. Call Celia 250-642-5828 for information.NIGHT STICK AT THE STICKCoffee. Music. Pizza.

    Mon July 14PARENT & 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 250-642-0789 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSAyre Manor Residents trips.

    Sun July 13ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9-1 p.m., $5, children welcome.Drop-in Pool @ 1 p.m.SOOKE SENIORS BUSDinner at a Restaurant. Call Kay 250-642-1521 for info.

    Tues July 15BABY TALKYour changing family; relationships after baby. The Child, Youth & Family Centre, from 10-11:30 a.m. 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, 6:308:00 p.m. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.SOOKE SENIORS BUSLunch and Bingo at the Community Hall.

    Wed July 16PEOPLES WALKING GROUPPeoples Drug Mart hosts a walking club, 9:15 a.m.PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (250) 642-5152 for info.FREE ARTS AND CRAFTSSooke Library. 4 - 8 p.m. All ages, no registration required.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONDominos 10 a.m. NASCAR 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7 p.m. For info 642-7520.

    Sat July 12ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONMeat draw 3 p.m.SOOKE COUNTRY MARKET10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Saturday through until October. Outside, at Otter Point Rd. across from Eustace Rd. Email [email protected]

    Child, Youth & Family Centre: 2145 Townsend RdCommunity Hall: 2037 Shields Rd

    Family Medical Clinic: 1300-6660 Sooke RdHoly Trinity Church: 1952 Murray Rd

    Knox Presbyterian Church: 2110 Church RdLegion #54: 6726 Eustace RdLibrary: 2065 Anna Marie RdMuseum: 2070 Phillips Rd

    Peoples Drug Mart: 8-6716 Sooke RdSEAPARC: 2168 Phillips Rd

    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church: 2191 Townsend RdStick in the Mud: 6715 Eustace Rd

    Village Foods: Right smack downtown, you cant miss it

    Sooke Seniors Bus: $15 annual membership. 250-642-4662

    Directory: Where to find what

    FREE: The Sooke Family Resource

    Society celebrates 10 years of Mother Goose. Enjoy a morn-ing of stories, songs

    and fun at McGregor Park 9:30 - 11 a.m.

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    letters addressing the outstanding issues of amenities for John Phil-lips Memorial Park and the fact that members of council are even considering spending money on a special interest group of six members for a horse-shoe club designating one acre with parking and washroom.

    Nine months ago a decision was made to retain the park as a park for passive enjoyment versus altering the landscape to accom-modate tracks and dirt jumps for bikes. The bike club got what they wanted but not in that location. Now the horseshoe club wants civic dollars for their activity. I can only imagine the response of youth of Sooke when they heard of this.

    It was hoped that council would see fit to direct funds from the $100,000 park fund toward making JPMP more of a destination by introducing basic park comforts. Since the horseshoe pitch players are first out of the gate to approach council, it may be stra-tegic as an election is a

    few months away and one member of the club was a previous council member.

    Current council may be in a caution-ary frame of mind or a pleasing one, given the short term memory of the voting public. But the bottom line is the horseshoe pitch is portable and does not meet the basic needs of park goers. They cannot reject one loca-tion ie: Sooke flats and prefer one requiring public monies. Sooke residents and tourists would appreciate some

    practical amenities such as a bench or two, signs, a sun shelter and a washroom.

    The issue was raised about some people requesting a desig-nated dog area in the park. Dog designated areas without fences could be in parks where baseball and other activities occur on a seasonal basis. Provide pick up bags and garbage bins with the expectation that the humans are capa-ble to supervise for safety. Lighting comes from many choices like

    lighting up your dog and yourself.

    So, before a new council and mayor get involved with the seem-ingly necessary dance and delays in deci-sion making, there is $100,000 waiting to be put to good use which would enhance the options for enjoyment of central Sookes most amazing gem during these warm months.

    Carmen NeumannSooke

    Due process waylaid

    Council just keeps defeating its own bylaws. First it is the sign bylaw and now the zoning bylaw. SDL has been looking for a place for a transfer sta-tion for well over a year now. They have con-tacted council and staff and have been work-ing diligently to find a home for their transfer station. Another trans-fer station has opened, operating illegally as the property is not zoned for this type of use.

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    Britt Santowski photo

    In keeping with Sookes sidewalk theme, here is another sidewalk that is sensibly placed but ends nowhere. Rather, it ends behind a nicely painted utility box.

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    The normal proce-dure is, the landowner applies to council for a zoning change, there is a public hearing and with public input the council then decides if the use is appropri-ate in this area and if it fits the Official Com-munity Plan. This has not been done. Instead of the landowner incur-ring the costs of a zon-ing change, we, the taxpayer, are paying to have, not just this prop-erty, but 11 other prop-erties, which are M2 zoned, to be allowed to have garbage, trans-fer stations. This zone says, in particular, no garbage transfer sta-tion.

    When there is an application for such a use, there are certain requirements as well, which include, paved sites, drainage, closed storage, etc. to mitigate the smells and vermin. None of this will hap-pen as due process is not being followed.

    The mayor and Coun-cillor Tait opposed this action but are out-weighed but the other council members. The meeting is on July 14 and if others, like myself oppose this misuse of authority I encourage you to read the staff report (well done) and support the mayor and Tait on this.

    Yours for due pro-

    cess,Ellen Lewers

    Sooke

    Horseshoe pitch an asset

    I have to disagree with the letter in last weeks Sooke News Mir-ror.

    I believe a park is set aside for all residents to enjoy. This park is big enough that you could have a childrens play area, a tennis court, trails, a dog area, picnic tables, a bike area and yes, horseshoe pitches if that is what the com-munity wants.

    Horseshoe pitching is currently under con-

    troversy as was the childrens bike park. I think the readers need to hear the facts before making a decision.

    You say there are only six members to the horseshoe club and why should the park be set aside for six people? I beg to differ. The rea-son there are only six members is that they dont have a park to throw shoes. This is a sport that is open to everyone, and all ages.

    The Greater Victo-ria Horseshoe club has juniors right up to seniors and people play year round. They com-pete in tournaments in B.C., Canada, and the world. The members keep the grass cut, clean the washrooms,

    rake the pits and keep the area clean and tidy, so no cost to the Saan-ich taxpayer.

    This is a sport just like baseball, hockey, swimming etc. How many years was the swimming pool, hockey rink debated and voted down before finally the centre was built?

    As a former member of the Victoria Horse-shoe club, I visited many of the horseshoe clubs throughout the province, and every one of them was built in a neighbourhood park. I think having the horseshoe pits avail-able to the community and our seniors would be an asset.

    Barb KerrSooke

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    /lb ea

    2/400 2/10

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    Come in Every Wednesday for our

    Secret Super Saver Specialsin all departments

    Fresh For Your FamilyStock Up Your Pantry

    5-A-Day for Optimum Health

    PRODUCEPRODUCEGROCERY SAVINGSGROCERY SAVINGSBUTCHERS BLOCKBUTCHERS BLOCK

    SEA ORGANIC CORNERTreats from the

    SEA

    California

    BroccoliCrowns

    129

    B.C. Hot House

    Red or YellowPeppers

    199

    B.C. Grown

    Red or GreenLettuce

    79B.C. Grown

    RomaTomatoes

    89

    South African

    Lemons

    2/100

    B.C. Grown

    BabyDill

    89

    Becel Canola or

    Sun owerOil

    469

    General Mills

    Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

    399Dole Pure or Blended

    PineappleJuice2/300

    Lays XL

    PotatoChips

    2/500

    General Mills

    CheeriosCereal

    Admirals

    Flaked LightTuna

    99

    Fresh

    Grey CodFillets

    Maple Leaf

    SausageRounds500g ...............................499

    Maple Leaf Prime

    ChickenCordons284-340g All Varieties .........499

    Maple Leaf Regular or Lazy Maple

    Bacon

    375g ...................................499Fresh Lean Ground Pressed

    Patties

    8.80/kg...............................399

    ea

    /lb /lb

    B.C. Grown

    Early Potatoes86/kg

    PepsiCola

    399 170g

    425-505gAll Varieties

    6x710 mLAll Varieties

    699

    ea

    169/100g /lb

    AAA Beef

    Sirloin TipBBQ Roast8.80/kg ..............................399

    Lean

    GroundBeef8.13/kg ..............................369

    Nabob Medium Roast

    TraditionCoffee

    Coca Cola

    1099 549

    SunRypePure or Blended

    Juice

    2/4001.36LAll Varieties

    Classico

    AlfredoSauce

    299410 mLAll Varieties

    410 mLExtra Lean

    GroundBeef8.80/kg .................................399

    Maple Leaf Regular or BBQ

    Top Dogs

    375-450g ...............................399

    ea

    4/500AAA BeefSirloin TipSteaks 8.80/kg /lb399Bicks Hot Dog, Hamburgeror Sweet Green

    Relish375 mL

    4/500

    699Candy

    SalmonNuggets

    399Cooked

    Prawns340g, 41-50 count

    Korean

    EnokiMushroom

    99

    39

    Lumberjack WheatberrySun ower or 7 Grain

    Bread680g ...................

    2/400

    San Remo

    Ricotta & SpinachTortellini250g ....................

    2/300Lea & Perrins

    Worchestershire Sauce142 mL ......................199Dutch Crunch, Thick

    PotatoChips235g All Varieties .

    3/800Alley Cat

    Dry Cat Food

    2 kg .............................359V.I.P. Liquid

    DishwashingDetergent740 mL ........................199

    Kellogg's Nutrigrain

    CerealBars175g All Varieties ...

    2/500

    Dempster's Sesame orGarden Vegetable

    Bagels

    6's ..............................269

    Christie Red Oval

    Stoned WheatThin Crackers600g ......................... 349

    Scotties Supreme

    FacialTissue94's ..........................99

    Dan D Pak

    Almonds

    227g All Varieties ........299

    Smuckers Chocolate or

    CaramelSyrup428 mL ......................299

    Purex Double Roll

    BathroomTissue4's ..............................299

    Unico

    TomatoPaste156 mL .....................69

    Lean or Prime Cuts

    Dog Food

    690g All Varieites ..2/300

    Glad Medium or Large

    FreezerBags20-25's .....................99

    ea

    Tetley

    Tea Bags

    24's ......................2/500

    Crystal Light

    Drink CrystalsVarious Weights

    All Varieties .................269

    ea

    Imported Organic

    Mangoes

    Kraft Jet Puffed

    Marshmallows

    400g ...........................189

    Cadbury Family Size

    ChocolateBars100g All Varieties ...

    2/400Dasani

    RemineralizedWater12x500 mL ............

    2/700La Molisana Red or White

    WineVinegar500 mL ..................

    2/300

    eaea +dep

    ea

    /lbChristie

    Cookies

    299ea

    +dep

    ea

    ea 930g

    300gAll Varieties

    ea

    ea/lb

    ea

    20x355 mLAll Varieties

    GalaApples2.84/kg ...................................129

    EnglishPeas3.28/kg ...................................149ea +dep

    + dep 180gAll Varities ea

    McCormick International

    HollandaiseSauce56g ......................

    4/500

    ea

    New Zealand

    Organic

    Valencia Oranges

    ea

    /lb

    Campbell's Mushroom,Tomato, Vegetable orChicken Noodle

    Soup

    69Campbell's Mushroom,Campbell's Mushroom,Campbell's Mushroom,Tomato, Vegetable orChicken Noodle

    Soup

    69696969696969284 mL ea

    ea

    Silver Hills

    SquirrellyBread600g ..........................299

    ea

    B.C. Grown

    /lb

    4.39/kg

    1.96/kg 200g

    4 lbs

    Relish375 mL375 mLRelish375 mL375 mL

    1 kg

    1 kg ea

    Coca Cola

    Bugels

    CornSnacks

    2/400213g

    1L

    1LAll Varieties

    ea

    ea

    ea

    ea

    Kraft Regular

    Cheez Whiz

    699ea

    +dep

    ea ea/lb

    /lb

    /100g

    2.84/kg

    ea

    ea

    /lb

    /lb ea

    2/400 2/10

    ea

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    SOOKE6660 Sooke Road

    Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    Locally owned and operated since 1974LANGFORD

    772 Goldstream Ave.Open 7 Days a Week7:30 am to 10:00 pm

    We reserve the right to limit quantities

    Quality and Convenience

    For Your Healthy Lifestyle

    NATURAL FOODSNATURAL FOODS

    Prana Organic, Black

    Chia Seeds300g

    Swiss Emmenthal

    Cheese....................................299

    Dijon Red Potato

    Salad...................................109DrumettesFrom our Hot Case

    Assorted Flavours ........699

    Sweet

    BeanSalad..................................109

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