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COME TO THE F AIR
The Sooke Fall Fair is 100 years old.
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Infusion of funding for local projectsBritt SantowskiSooke News Mirror
On Wednesday, Aug 28, the Government of Canada announced spending specific to Sooke, which will ben-efit infrastructure proj-ects at Camp Barnard, the Sooke Region His-torical Society (our museum), and the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre. In total, $80,100 are being invested in the com-munity of Sooke. The funds come from the federal governments Community Infrastruc-ture Improvement Fund (CIIF).
Youth attending Camp Barnard as a part of the cross country running group listened on the edge of their seats as the Honour-able John Duncan Minister of State, Chief Government Whip, and Conservative MP for Vancouver Island North made the announce-ment at the camp. Hon-ourable Michelle Rem-pel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, was unable to attend.
In his speech about the funds given to local programs, Duncan said These [programs] are very much a founda-tion for our communi-ties, bringing families, visitors and residents
together, will enhance the qualify of life in our communities, and to generate economic activities and jobs.
Program organizers took the opportunity to express their grati-tude and announce how their individual programs were going to use the funds.
Camp Barnard received $23,250. The funding model for Camp Barnard is pretty straightforward accord-ing to Gary Hendren, the spokesperson for Camp Barnard. The user pays a fee, and the camp makes up the difference with money raised through local fundraising events.
One of the prob-lems that we do run into using that model is major infrastructure replacement, said Hendren. The upcom-ing 2015 Scouts Jam-boree, where the orga-nizers at Camp Barnard are expecting about 3,000 attendees, height-ened awareness of needed infrastructure upgrades. The funds they received will go towards replacing a piece of pipe (that) was put in on a tempo-rary basis in 1987, said Hendren. Currently, that pipe leaks like a sieve.
The Sooke Region Historical Society received $27,500. Lee
Boyko, the executive director at the Sooke Region Museum said the funds would be put towards roof upgrades, the installation of LED lights making the museum more energy efficient and space upgrades, allowing for larger groups to come through the infor-mation centre and museum. This funding will allow the museum to prosper, develop and grow summed up Boyko.
The Charters River Salmon Interpre-tive centre received $29,350. Speaking on behalf of the Charters River Salmon Interpre-tive centre, Elida Peers said We are a strug-gling group of volun-teers dedicated to both enhancement of salmon habitat and to education in promot-ing understanding in the needs of our West Coast salmon popula-tion for future sustain-ability. To further their mandate, the centre will use their funds to install skylights, cre-ate viewing areas and seating, provide pro-tective viewing cover-ings and install win-dow blinds. Septic upgrades and hookup are also planned. These improvements will assist in their plan to accommodate an on-site caretaker.
Britt Santowski photo
Action for Sooke Elida Peers, speaking on behalf of the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre, addressed the infrastructure improvements that will ultimately help with their plan to accommodate an on-site caretaker. The federal government came through with funding which will see improvements made to the centre. Funding was also given to Camp Bernard for upgrades and also to the Sooke Region Historical Society for fixing the roof of the Sooke Region Museum and installing better lighting. In total the federal government handed out just over $80,000.
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Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
Salt has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, caravans used to bring salt across the Sahara and the Chinese har-vested salt as far back as 6000 BC. Its essen-tial to life in all forms and it is one of the old-est materials used for food preservation. Its a natural product found and harvested all over the world.
Sea salt, or fleur de del, is harvested from the sea through evapo-ration and it is about as natural as you can get.
Jessica and Jeff Abel were sitting around a friends table and talk came around to local business and local food. At one point in the conversation Jeff asked, We live on an island, why isnt any-one making sea salt?
This whole notion started the ideas roll-ing and since both Jes-sica and Jeff were not exactly happy in their work, they decided to pursue the idea further.
Research and more research led the couple to the shores around French Beach.
Jeff had a boat and was asked to bring in some seawater next time he was out fish-ing. So Jeff went out in his boat, used a hose and pump and brought Jessica sea water in large containers. That was the first in a series of efforts to get sea water easily and pain-lessly out of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. There are other stories of bro-ken pipes and pumps, crashing waves and ice cold fingers, but perse-verance paid off.
I wanted to see if I was crazy, said Jes-sica in reference to her first experiments mak-ing sea salt. I tested
and tested and found I could actually make a business out of this.
Neither of them has a entrepreneurial or business background, but entrepreneurs and business owners they became. That was in 2011 and their prod-uct, at the time was called Salish Sea Salt, but copyright issues forced them to find a new name.
The couple eventu-ally came up with the name Saltwest Naturals and they were in busi-ness. The name speaks to their core values of sustainability, natural organic and local foods.
It has to be good for you and good for the earth, said Jessica.
They have just fin-ished building a certi-fied kitchen and show-room/office on Lemare Crescent and are in the process of construct-ing a greenhouse which will allow them to use solar evaporation of the sea water to speed up the process. Right now, their process is labour intensive and
very hands on. They just purchased a 1,500 gallon cistern to stock-pile sea water for use over the year.
The salt they pro-duce is tested and has been deemed safe for consumption. Its upstream from Vic-toria in the cold clear waters of the Juan de Fuca. Jeff researched the currents to make sure they had clean sea water. It is filtered twice through a 12 micron filter before evapora-
tion. A batch of salt can take up to a week to make and Jessica is at it from morning to mid-night. Its manual work and she can be found in the kitchen stirring her pots of salt and added ingredients such as gar-lic or smoked maple syrup.
It all takes time, she said, its a slow food. It falls into the 100 Mile Diet.
What comes out of her kitchen is gourmet salt. The Sweet Smokey Maple is the most pop-
ular and is spectacular on wild salmon. They maple smoke the sea salt and it is all natural, no preservatives, glu-ten, MSG or binders.
Its unique to Salt-west and Jessica is always busy coming up with new ideas and flavors. There is Presto Pesto, Lemon Pepper Infused sea salt, Chili Garlic and a host of oth-ers. Their most popular gourmet salt in Ocean Jewel, a premium salt made by growing the salt crystals into rare
formations. Its a high-end finishing salt.
They also make bath salts of those who want a good soak.
As we go along were learning, said Jessica.
Currently they are selling their products through farmers mar-kets on the Island and on the lower Mainland. Its time consuming and they are looking to hire someone from the Sooke area who might be inter-ested in such a venture.
The great thing about the sea salt industry is there are so few in Canada doing it. Were local to the edge of Ontario, said Jeff.
Saltwest will be at the All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Market in November.
From the briny deep Gourmet salt
Pirjo Raits photos
Entrepreneurs Jeff and Jessica Abel, above, are making salt. Right Jessica processing sea salt and below a sampling of their natural salt products.
The annual Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce golf tournament is being held on Friday, September 13.
Call The ChambeR office at 250-642-6112 to register your team for a fun day of gold at Demamiel Creek Golf Course.
caNceLLedDue To healTh issues
and timing, the harvest Feast which was to be held at Sunriver Community Garden on September 22 has had to be cancelled.
The oRGanizeRS apoloGize for any invconvenience this may cause.
The ReGulaR SCheDuleD District of Sooke council meeting takes place on September 9 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.
To all oF the tireless volunteers who ensure the Sooke Fall Fair is a huge success each and every year for the past 100 years. (with a brief time out during the wars).
Cedar Grove Centre 250-642-2226Ron KumarPharmacist/Owner
P e o P l e s P h a r m a c ylocally owned and operated
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BacK to schoolAs kids go back to school, remind them of a few safety and health tips: Look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street Cross in front of the bus only after the driver signals its OK to do so. Kids backpacks should have padded shoulders, not exceed 10 to 20
percent of the students body weight, and should be carried in both shoulders... s1inging a backpack over one shoulder can cause muscle strains.
Kids who bike to school should always wear a helmet, ride in the same direction of traffic, and wear bright oolored clothing to increase visibility.
Pack healthy bmches and snacks, ... drinking one can of pop from a vending machine contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar.
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Did You Know? The Sooke Fall Fair is just around the corner. This is a very special event as it is the 100th Anniversary. The fair runs Sat. Sep. 7th, 1-6pm & Sun. Sep. 8th, 10am-4pm (Pet Parade starts @ 1pm on Sun-day). Debbie Stolth (nee Whit-ford) fondly remembers Sooke Fall Fair 1997. She earned 3 firsts, 1 second and 1 disqualification (her square was a rectangle), all in the baking category. Come out and make your own memo-ries!
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Where in the World?Submitted photos
The Sooke News Mirror loves to travel. These folks took their community newspaper along on their trips.Clockwise, Taken at Quad City, Iowa for the Senior Mens World Fastball Championship. Avery Bryden, Kevin Maycock, Peyton Bryden. Avery and Peytons dad plays third base for the Loggers. A recent trip to Rouleau, Saskatchewan aka Dog River of the famous TV show Corner Gas. The old set is a museum now. The picture is in front of the police car used in the TV show and from left to right is Sara and Katrina Gilbert-Bernard, Mark Bernard, Liam and Josh Gilbert-Bernard. A very lucky group of kids/friends spent their Spring Break together in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. The people in the picture are: Sydney Cumming, Alison Sudlow, Kailee Purnell, Desiree Cumming, Billy Beecroft, Brandon and Grant Jay and Tyson Purnell. Luke, Holly and Judi Conwright on their recent trip to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia where Judi grew up. Judi is a direct decendent of the first white settlers in this community.Lonnie and Ken Chekerda show off the Sooke News Mirror at Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia.
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Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre looking for volunteers
The Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre has found a new temporary home. After the Drop-in Centre lost its home on Sooke Road, the Sooke firefight-ers stepped up to pro-vide a temporary home which lasted for almost three years. As the fire-fighters prepared for their 100th Anniversary their plans to renovate the lounge was delayed due to the seniors still not having found a new location. The seniors were asked to vacate at the end of June as the renovations could not be delayed longer.
With the help of Mayor Milne and the folks at the Sooke Com-munity Association arrangements were made to accommodate the seniors for lunches and BINGO on Tues-days and Thursdays in the dining room at the Sooke Community Hall, Eustace Road entrance. The space is already being utilized by Sooke Meals on Wheels the rest of the week.
While we appreci-ate having a space to open our doors again in September, this is still a temporary fix, says
society President, Carol Pinalski. We need to find a permanent home where we can run pro-grams and provide inexpensive meals for seniors. We wont be able to provide our Wednesday hot lunches from this location and will lose a lot of income because of that. We are looking at how to make the most of what we do have though.
In the meantime, the Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre needs help in the kitchen. Tasks would include: making sandwich fillings, mak-ing salads when and if needed, prepping for menu orders as they
come in (soup, salad, sandwich, desserts, etc.) as well as helping with the general clean up and dishes, etc.
They need volun-teers who can help out on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for two five hour shifts, as well as the odd time if the regular kitchen people are away. You will be part of a team.
We are asking for a six-month commit-ment, if possible, and know that you will enjoy yourself so much you will choose to stay on with us, laughs Gerry Quiring, SSDIC direc-tor and kitchen coor-dinator. Above all we
need volunteers who really want to have fun, laughter, and friendship with the seniors as well as the rest of the volun-teers. We really enjoy ourselves and we want others to come out and join us!
The planned opening date is Thursday, Sep-tember 26.
For more informa-tion Gerry Quiring at [email protected] or phone 250-664-6009 or cell phone 250-896- 1655. You can also find more details on the vol-unteer position at www.sookeregionresources.com/volunteer-posting/food-preparation-clean-assistant
Seniors Drop-In Centre recruiting
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Giving because she can... 100 times!
Lynn Wormsley is shown giving her 100th pint of blood at the Blood Donor Clinic at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on August 29.
With her are her son Craig, on the left, husband Bob and Jen from Canada Blood Services.
Wormsley has a rare blood type and she likes giving blood, and she said, she enjoys it. I can give so I do it, said Wormsley, people need it. Her son Craig is also a blood donor.
NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATIONREGARDING LAND IN THE
AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE
I, WINTER ALLISON HOLDINGS LTD of c/o 7856 TUGWELL ROAD SOOKE B.C. V9Z OJ7
Intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following Property which is legally described as,PLAN # 25235 LOT 2 SECTION 45 and located at 2309 SOOKE RIVER ROAD
Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forward-ing their comments in writing to, DIS-TRICT OF SOOKE 2205 OTTER POINT ROAD SOOKE B.C. V9Z 1J2 by SEPTEMBER 25. 2013.
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ARMY RESERVE CORPS
Ongoing Legion commemorations of the men and women who served Canada in World War II also bring to mind the groups that formed locally, such as the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers and the Civil Defense corps.
The fine group of men pictured here in 1944 were in the Army Reserve Corps mobilized during the war. They took part in weekly training ses-sions and liaised with the commanders of the local Canadian Army training camps at Otter Point and Milnes Land-ing.
At rear are: Rupert Soule (think Soule Road) a faller and long-time community volun-teer; Dennis Lavender, a former BC Provincial Police officer who took a leading community role, including taking the federal Census; Ernie Welsh, the pio-neer family descendant who gave Moss Cot-tage to the museum; a Mr Hadgkiss and John E. Martin, community stalwart who farmed on Sooke River Road, served on the school board and became the first Sooke Regional Director for the CRD in 1965.
Middle row: Ernest Pontious, a fishtraps employee who also farmed at Caldwell Road in the centre of Sooke; Frank Rumsby, electrician, who raised two electrician sons and initiated the pit-barbecued beef at All Sooke Day; Pete Wadams who farmed at Church Road and
excelled in produce at the Fall Fair; Len Hewlett, a Saseenos resident who drove a truck for the Public Works dept; Stan Giles who was a piledriver engineer at the fish-traps; and centre-of-Sooke residents Albert Constant and Jack Myers.
Front row: Mr. Mitch-ell, Scott Robinson who was a cook on the fishtraps boats, and Captain Gillett, a WWI retired officer who lived in Saseenos and acted as commanding officer for the group. Next is Fred Thornber (with the stripes) a man who came to Sooke as an executive with the com-pany building the water flowline and stayed to go in to the merchan-dising business and become a JP.
Far right, front, is Kai Jensen, a Dane who came to Sooke to find work as a log-ger, married Margaret
King (think King Creek) and became a dairy farmer in Saseenos. Both Kai Jensen and Frank Rumsby became known for harvesting shrimp in Sooke basin as well.
Though not called into action, these men and many others stood ready.
Elida Peers, Historian
Sooke Region Museum
Sooke area men stood ready
Sookes Army Reserve Corps in 1944. Many of the names are recognized in Sooke.
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Putting the brakes on park demands
There have been a lot of letters to the editor about the proposed bike skills park. Most of them have been on only one side of the fence. There are the detractors and there are the supporters, and it doesnt seem they can come together for the good of all.
The site proposed by Mayor Milne is already in place. It doesnt flood anymore than the ball diamonds do and the site in John Phillips Memorial Park floods as well, although not at the higher reaches of the park. Water is an issue we have to contend with in Sooke. We live on the coast and it rains and sometimes it submerges portions of land. Thats a fact. Bicycles in soggy weather will tear up the ground, wherever they go.
For any one group to say they can afford to build and maintain a bike park is questionable. Great if they can, but they couldnt come up with the funds for a project plan, the district paid for that. It is most likely the district will have to subsidize the park, so it is only reasonable council has the say in where it is to go. There is no parking at the JPMP site while there is at the SEAPARC site. There are concerns with supervision and safety. Parents should be with their younger children and teens are going to do what teens do no matter where they are. And if the bike club states they are going to supervise, then there shouldnt be any safety concerns. After all, ball players are there most of the time as well and theyve been safe.
The area around Sooke is full of trails and places, like the CRD park off Harbourview, where cyclists can go to hone their skill and enjoy the terrain. In fact, outside of town is where they choose to go once they bore of anything in town. And thats the way it should be. They can learn to ride in a smaller bike park where they are with skilled riders and their parents. Compromise is the name of this game and that is what each side needs to do.
Another school year dawns in B.C., with the prospect of disruptive labour disputes.
First up are 27,000 support staff, in a legal strike position. These are the teacher aides, custodians, bus driv-ers and crossing guards. Most are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, with a few Team-sters and other locals scattered around the 60 school districts.
Public discussion about these disputes usually focuses on wage increases, which CUPE members in schools havent seen for four years. Their current deals expired more than a year ago, after they were subject to the same two-year wage freeze imposed on the rest of gov-ernment.
The B.C. government moved from the post-recession wage freeze to a system they call co-opera-tive gains, where raises must be financed by savings in other areas of the operation. Only two provincial employee groups have yet to do this: school support staff and teachers.
(Education Minister Peter Fass-bender confirmed last week that teacher raises will be funded by extra transfers from the provincial treasury as they try to get a long-term deal. But thats a topic for another day.)
CUPE, the largest union in the country, has a sophisticated media campaign to generate public sym-
pathy. We are repeatedly reminded not only that the last raise was 2009, but that the average pay is a mere $24,000 a year. If that number is accurate, it reflects a large number of part-timers.
Lets look at a few provisions CUPE doesnt talk about, on behalf of those self-employed taxpayers who have no paid holidays, no employer pension or benefits and no paid overtime, but are expected to help pay all of the above to government workers.
The 60 contracts have many variations, but core elements are the same. In the Central Okanagan school district, the starting CUPE wage rate is $17.37 an hour. The top rate is $26.59, or $28.78 for work-ers who qualify for a trades adjust-ment.
All contracts have rigid seniority and bumping clauses to ensure that new employees absorb any reductions in working hours. From a taxpayers perspective, this leads to the maximum number of employees make the highest wages.
Overtime in Central Okanagan is time and a half for the first two hours, and double time after that. Contracts also include the provi-sion that unscheduled overtime is subject to a four-hour minimum. Its amazing how often an unexpected hour of work can arise when its paid at quadruple time.
The Surrey school district con-tract details how even spare board
employees are to be enrolled in the municipal pension plan, a defined-benefit system most private-sector employees can only dream about.
Then there are paid sick days. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation reports that the average B.C. private sector worker took 7.4 sick days last year. The public sector average was 12.
The Surrey contract details the windfall of unused sick days that must be paid out to employees who retire as early as age 55. The maxi-mum is 150 days, for a lavish perk only available to employees hired before July 1, 1996. Even so, well be paying these bonuses out for years to come.
It goes on and on. Six weeks paid vacation after 20 years, with an extra day added for every year after that.
There are many little things, such as a $60 swimsuit allowance for teacher aides who take part in swim-ming instruction.
This is not to devalue the work done by these people. It is to suggest that given the growing gap between public and private employment ben-efits, finding savings is reasonable.
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press andBCLocalNews.com
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Be proudRe: Compassion
Shown, July 31, 2013, Sooke News Mirror
The above men-tioned letter to the edi-tor was about a serious motorcycle/car acci-dent that took place on July 24 at Sooke Road-and Woodlands.
I was the bike rider in question, and would like to take an oppor-tunity to thank every-one involved. The let-ter was written by Amber McIntyre who apparently was on the scene immediately to help, and she mentions the many others who stopped and helped however they could.
I cant begin to tell you how heartened and grateful I am for every-one who responded, both the profession-als and the ordinary people who stopped to direct traffic, keep me comfortable, call for help, etc.
I am still not allowed/able to walk and have a long road of rehab ahead, but it is wonder-ful to realize that there all those good people out there.
Please all be proud of yourselves.
Let us do... This is a small com-
munity in a big world. A world that is rife with obesity, consumerism, and pollution. What is being proposed is a step in the right direc-tion. Let our commu-nity be an example. We are fortunate to not yet be over-developed. We
are growing. Let us grow as our own com-munity and not just a bedroom community to feed those big box stores in Langford.
We have the opportu-nity to build something that will showcase the beautiful town in which we live. We have experts in the field will-ing to contribute.
Lorien Arnold has invited big names from the biking community to our town to see what natural beauty is available for the world to enjoy. He has encouraged youth to be political, active and make good choices. He chooses to keep a small business in his own town, rides his bike to work. He is a leader and mentor for the youth of our com-munity, not to mention the rest of us.
Let us not be the community that has a high rate of youth drug, and alcohol abuse, or of high school drop outs. Let us be the community that has an extremely high rate of active and healthy youth, and maybe well have a bike pro come out of our midst.
Studies have shown that children who play outside are more likely to care about environ-mental effects on the world. Let us be a com-munity with youth who care.
A biking commu-nity lets people, often youth with extremely high energy levels have
an outlet. What would those youth be doing if not biking with the Sooke Bike Club every week?
The people who love biking, and who are excited about the park, will help to main-tain the park. Part of the fun for them is the building and maintain-ing of jumps and tracks.
I am not saying that the bike skills park will solve all of the prob-lems in our community. Let us start by believ-ing in our future. Let us start by building towards something, so that we can have a well-rounded commu-nity that all walks of life can enjoy.
Mayors decision is right
Two thumbs up for the mayor:
I am in total sup-port of Mayor Milnes proposal, as stated in the Sooke News Mirror dated Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.
His choice to not divide the commu-nity any further, but to work together in the best interests of the residents of Sooke in regards to the Bike Skills Park at John Phil-lips Memorial Park.
My dad (Bob Clark) was a politician (two terms as CRD Direc-tor) and my inspira-
tion. The best advice he ever gave me while I was on Council, was that when the commu-nity was divided and/or you were not 100% sure in which direction you should go, you need to vote against the pro-posal. You always have the opportunity to bring back the proposal at a later date, but once you vote in favour, you have lost it forever.
Be part of the arts
The Annual General Meeting of the Sooke Community Arts Coun-cil will take place on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Potlatch Room of Sooke Har-bour House.
As you have been informed on count-less occasions dur-ing this past year, the positions of President, possibly Vice President and Treasurer will fall vacant and in order for the arts council to con-tinue these positions must be filled.
The work involved would be at most two hours per month and is pretty straightforward.
To date we have had no one step forward.
It must be stressed that this is the time for someone new to take over these positions - new blood if you will - with fresh ideas and perhaps different ways of doing things.
It should also be stressed that if no one takes on these some-what easy tasks then what could happen is that the arts council will cease to exist (after 26 years!.
What this would mean is there would be no money for grants, no community events. Yearly amounts of $1,500 for the Fine Arts Show and $1,500 for the Philharmonic would not be paid, no Art in the Park, no Fam-ily Art Fair, no Beach Art, no yearly art show at the Museum, no Xmas members art show! And the list goes on...
I for one certainly do not wish to see this happen. Surely with all the enthusiasm seen for all the arts and cul-tural events and all the artistic people in our community, there is a bunch of you willing to take on these some-what mundane tasks of running a small arts council? You could take it on as a group??
Please respond!It is now in your
We asked: Looking back, what was the funnest thing youve done this summer?
Having a swim at Lizard Lake, jumping off the dock,
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A family gathering in Tofino for two days.
Travelling around BC with the West Coast Amusement fair.
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Strings/violin teacher requested for Journey middle school
Recently Sooke Jour-ney middle school stu-dent Maya Wood (11 years old, in grade 7) started a petition to gather support for a part-time strings/vio-lin music teacher for her school. In a short, four-day campaign, Maya with a little help collected 152 signatures from Sooke residents. This petition, along with letters writ-ten by other Journey students and support-ers, will be sent to the SD62 Superintendent Jim Cambridge and the school Trustees requesting funding for a part-time (0.2) strings/violin music teacher for Journey middle school.
In their letters requesting support for their music program, students were articu-late and passionate.
I love and take pride in playing the violin. I am really happy and thankful we have a string program, wrote one.
Another wrote, Please support the string section at Jour-ney, we need all the instruments, not just some of theme. We also need a teacher!
A third one echoed the request for a teacher, Other kids still want to try out in strings class but many not get the chance to even try it out if we dont have a strings teacher.
Last year Journeys Grade 6 and 7 string ensembles took part in the Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival held in Port Alberni under the fine tute-
lage of volunteer Anne McDougall and both Grade 6 and Grade 7 strings were adjudi-cated with a Superior Plus grade for their wonderful perfor-mances.
Every Journey mid-dle school string stu-dent that took part in that festival was a proud ambassador for Sooke. They took pride in their achievement and were focussed, dis-ciplined and enthusias-tic and that is a fantas-tic educational experi-ence that is worthy of our support!
Many of the Grade 6
students had never played an instrument before and this excel-lent grade was a tes-tament to how hard they had worked both individually and collec-tively as a team. These students to not have a strings music teacher as yet, and without a teacher they will not be able to continue play-ing and learning strings together. They need a part-time teacher!
Submitted by Deb Wood
sooke bylaw 577
Student petitions for music teacher
Maya Wood collects signatures for her petition in front of Village Foods.
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Public Hearings will be held in the Sooke Council Chambers at 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC on Monday September 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm to hear presentations on the following matters:
Bylaw No. 577, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-4) The intent and purpose of Bylaw No 577, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (600-4) is to amend the Knox Centre Comprehensive Development Zone (CD11) to allow more principal uses for 2096 Church Road in addition to assisted living facility and community care facility. The proposed addi-tional uses for 2096 Church Road include cooperative housing, health services, institutional use, of ce, personal services, restaurant and retail.
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 covenant modi cation, the application 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 (excluding statutory holidays), commencing August 28, 2013 to and including September 9, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Planning Department at(250) 642-1634.
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No other changes are proposed within the CD11 zone except for:
Wording to include a new map to identify 2096 Church Road as a separate Area from 2110 and 2120 Church Road and;
Add Maximum Lot Coverage of 50% back into the CD11 zone as this was removed accidently during the formatting of Zoning Bylaw No. 600. Looking at the section numbering within the CD11 zone the numbering goes from 811.4 to 811.6. Maximum lot coverage should be 811.5.
The Applicant has also applied to amend covenant CA2524734 that was registered to 2096, 2110 and 2120 Church Road at the time the properties were rezoned to CD11. The Applicant would like Council to consider two amendments to this covenant:
1. Remove the requirement to consolidate 2096 Church Road with 2110 and 2120 Church Road; and
2. Due to the connector road that is to con-nect Church Road to Otter Point Road with a 3m multi -use trail, it is not neces-sary for the applicant to provide a 5 metre right-of-way along the north property line of 2120 Church Road. The Applicant is asking Council to consider removing this from the covenant.
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Sooke Fall Fair celebrates 100 years
Pirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror
One hundred years ago life was a lot dif-ferent in Sooke, but one thing has been constant and that is people planting gar-dens, tending their flowers and harvest-ing their bounty. Back then it was called the Sooke Farmers Institute but the role was the same. They arranged for speakers on agricul-tural techniques, held demonstrations of skills and organized fall fairs. The Sooke Hall Associa-tion built a hall in 1915 close to the present Sooke Community Hall and it was the place to show off ones flowers and produce. The fall fairs were a chance for people to get together and socialize at the end of the summer growing season.
Today, 100 years later, it is still that to locals. People bring in their biggest pumpkins and potatoes, their nee-dlework, art and flow-ers.
This year the Sooke Fall Fair will be opened by B.C. Lieutenant Gov-ernor Judith Guichon.
We sent her an invi-tation back in Novem-ber, said fall fair presi-dent Ida McDonald. We knew of her agri-cultural background. The opening ceremony takes place on Satur-day, September 7 at 2 p.m.
Theres a lot of new at the old fair.
A downstairs area in the community hall will be transformed into a heritage room with lots of vintage things and a collection of items that people can guess the origins and uses of. There is even a couple of news-papers from 100 years ago, trench art from the First World War and some other household items such as an old washing machine. Just to give you a glimpse
into what a home would have looked like around the turn of the century.
We even put some windows in there, said McDonald.
Upstairs there will be some new sections, one which includes soap making, heirloom veg-etables and the Quilt of Valour.
Crafts and games for kids, face painting, skateboarding demos, the Great Sookeini Race,
concession, chicken plop bingo, pet parade and animals are all a part of this years fall fair. The literary arts, art and photography exhibits and entries will be upstairs at the Legion, just across the street from the hall.
This year small keeper trophies and medallions, made by Dave and Yvonne Court will be handed out in certain sections.
The Pet Parade, spon-
sored by Dr. Amanda Booth and staff of the Saseenos Vet Services, takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday on Eustace Road. This is a favou-rite with the kids.
Theres a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning taken care of by the Lions and the Harbourside Lions.
Its a packed week-end and a Sooke tradi-tion enjoyed by those who like community events. It is also the unveiling of the Centen-nial Cookbook, a local cookbook with 160 pages containing 200 recipes, anecdotes and photographs.
Its all there, its Sooke, its fun and its almost free. Admission is by donation.
Sooke Fall Fair, Satur-day, September 7, 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts & EntertainmentTheres a lot of new at the old Sooke Fall Fair
Sooke Fall Fair } 1913-2013 }Centennial Cookbook
Over 200 recipes from Sooke Fall Fair entries are contained in the Centennial Cookbook.
Pirjo Raits photos
Above, President of the Sooke Fall Fair Ida McDonald gets nuzzled by a baby goat.
Left, the handmade medallion and small keeper trophies which will be awarded at the Sooke Fall Fair
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Saturday, Sept. 7 Admission by Donation Sooke Lions Chili Challenge begins at 9 a.m. Legion Parking Lot Skateboarding demonstration along Eustace Rd. at 10:30 a.m. - noon Judging of all entries takes place 9 - noon (placement of ribbons, etc.)
1:00 pm Doors open to public Harbourside Lions Concession open til 4:30 1:30 am Apple Identification - B.C. Fruit Testers, Horticulture area see
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Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia 2:45 pm Chicken Bingo, Kids Games, Outside 3:00 pm Great Sookeini Race, Outside 5:00 pm Pick up Animal Entries 2:00 pm Opening Ceremonies Entertainment & Demonstrations see the schedule posted by the stage Outside booths Sooke Cadets, Sooke Dance Studio with Kids Crafts, Canadian Blood Services, Bear Aware presentation, (B.C. Conservation Foundation), Sooke Food Bank
Sunday, Sept. 8 9:00 am to 11:00 am Sooke Lions Pancake Breakfast, Sooke Community Hall Dining Room 10:00 am Drop off Animal Entries 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Fair open to public 1:00 pm Pet Parade - Outside Community Hall (You may come early to decorate) Harbourside Lions Tea 1- 4:00 2:30 pm Pick up Animal Entries 3:30 pm junior and Adult Awards Ceremony 4:00 pm Pick-Up Prize Money, Downstairs Hall 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pick up Entries
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Pirjo Raits photos
Take two!Gerry Cumming used her creativity to recreate a photo taken by Pirjo Raits into a piece of fibre art.
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Get some wheels on that zucchiniWe have here, at Mrs.
Lewers Farmhouse, the Sookeini Racetrack, which is being spon-sored this year, by Yate-man Automotive at Sas-eenos Shell station.
The track is set up for those who would like to try out their cars on the track for size with zuc-chini for test runs.
Please call ahead at 250-812-2830.
Cars should be no higher than 11 1/2 inches and no wider than 9 3/8 at the out-side of the wheels. Make sure your vehi-cles are tough enough to withstand a long ride of about 30 feet.
There will be several awards for creativity, speed of course size and more. Be cre-ative with design, mak-ing sure the height and width requirements are met.
Please call to view the track to help you with your design. There is no entry fee but pre-registration is recom-mended.
On August 31, there will be a Sooke Fall Fair Market at the Sooke
Community Hall din-ing room where you can register your car or/and your entries for Our First 100 Years, Fall Fair on Sept. 7 and 8.
Sookeini race to take
place on Saturday, Sep-tember 7 at 3 p.m. out-side of the Community Hall. See you there.
Submitted by Ellen Lewers -Vice presi-
Garden bounties at farmers markets
Zucchini tomato kabobs
Needs some colored vegetable for the barbe-cue?
Chop green and yellow zucchini into large cubes. If you have large tomatoes, quarter them or use tiny Tim tomatoes.
Skewer the vegetables alternately. Lay the skew-ered vegetables in a shallow tray. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle chopped rosemary and a little salt and pepper on the kabob.
Just when the meat is almost ready put your kabob on the grill to brown.
Serve with your fresh salad and chicken or steak which will also have some of the lovely herbs from the market or yard, including tarragon, sage, pars-ley or rosemary. Enjoy.
Cucumber mint yogurt soup2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped. 2 cups yogurt, Juice of 1/2 a lemon, 3 tbsp., chopped mint leaves and freshly ground
pepper. Puree all ingredients in blender or food proces-
sor. Chill for several hours before serving. Serve ice cold in soup bowls with a thin slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Purchase fresh bread at the local market or a locall bakery to serve with your lunch on the deck.
Submitted by Ellen Lewers [email protected]
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RBC is open for business!
To book an appointment, please call Val Weber during our office hours at250-391-1044 or call our colleagues at Royal Direct 24 hours at 1-800-769-2511
Thank you for your loyalty and for choosing RBC!
Thank you for your patience and support during our recent business interruption.
We are proud to be longstanding members of the Sooke communityand we are here to serve you:
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.
For financial advice services and appointments, visit us at #301-2015 Shields Road during hours listed above. Need business and personal teller services? Visit us at Shoppers Drug Mart during hours listed above. Need an RBC ATM machine? Chevron Sooke Pantry now has a full-function RBC ATM offering withdrawal, deposit, bill payment, funds transfer and passbook update capability. Open 24 hours. Need to access your safe deposit box? Visit our RBC Westshore Town Centre, located at 2945 Jacklin Road during extended bank hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday.
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Sooke News Mirror reader Parvez Kumar captured this sunlight filtered through the clouds west of Sooke.B e l o w, K a t h r y n Alexanders photo of a white crowned sparrow.
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Regular Council MeetingPublic Hearings
Knox Centre 6669 Horne Road 2078 Kennedy Street
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Mayors Public Advisory PanelsThe public is invited to attend the Mayors Public Advisory Panel
meetings at the Prestige Resort Meeting Room:- Economic Development - Steve Grundy, Chair 3rd Thursday of
each month at 7:00 pm- Arts and Beauti cation - Brenda Parkinson, Chair 4th Thursday of
each month at 7:00 pm - Community Health and Social Issues - Nicky Logins, Chair 2nd
Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm
This schedule is subject to change. Please call 250-642-1634 to con rm meetings.
Council meeting agendas may be viewed at www.sooke.ca
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Fact: The Internet is here to stay. Fact: So is cyberbullying.
Ironically (and most helpfully), the Internet is a great source on how to deal with cyber-bullying.
StopABully.ca offers up the following statis-tics on cyberbullying: Ninety per cent of par-
ents are familiar with cyberbullying.
Seventy-three per cent of parents are con-cerned about it.
Two in five parents report their child has been involved in a cyberbullying incident.
Seventy-three per cent of educators are famil-iar with the issue.
Seventy-six per cent of educators believe cyberbullying is a prob-lem at their school.
Educators consider cyberbullying (76 per cent) as big an issue as smoking (75 per cent) and drugs (75 per cent).
Thirty-eight per cent of girls online report being bullied, com-pared with 26 per cent of online boys.
Nearly four in 10 social network users (39 per
cent) have been cyber-bullied, compared with 22 per cent of online teens who do not use social networks.The website also
states the most com-mon form of cyberbul-lying was the public circulation of personal information received from a private email, IM, or text message.
When it comes to dealing with online harassment, common sense must prevail.
In a recent Globe and Mail article by David Butt (Teens must learn the line between online socializing and pornography), Butt keeps it simple: First, assume there are peo-ple out there who wish to cause you harm, and dont post anything about yourself that those people could use to hurt you; and, dont post anything about others that you would not want posted about yourself.
HelpGuide.org offers some other common-sense tips for both teens and parents.Tips for teens Communicate elec-
tronically only with people that you actu-ally know in person.
Never post or share personal informa-tion, including your address, phone num-ber, parents names, credit card num-bers, or ID numbers (student ID, drivers licence, social insur-ance, health card).
Never share passwords with anyone other than your parents.
Dont emote and post; wait until the emo-tional storm subsides and it will.
Dont post promiscuous photos of yourself or anyone else. Nothing on the Internet is private.
If you are being cyber-bullied: Seek support from an
adult, be it a parent, a principal or a teacher.
Save the evidence by taking screen shots.
Dont engage with the bully. Ignore instead of responding.
Report any threats of harm to the police.
Dont beat yourself up. Its not your fault.
Log off and unplug, and try to get involved in other activities.
Tips for parentsFollowing is an abbrevi-ated list of suggestions from HelpGuide.org. Keep the computer in
a common area. Set up filters on your
home computer sys-tem, like Net Nanny, AVG Family Safety or Time Boss.
Know your childrens passwords.
Dont respond to cyber-bullying, but do report them to the police, the ISP, the cell company, and who-ever else is appropri-ate.
Track the cyber-bully-ing.
Enlist the help of school administrators.
Encourage your chil-dren to tell them if they are being harassed, and deal with the issue together. They may not want to tell you for fear of loosing their Internet privi-leges.
Carol Todd, mother to Amanda Todd (the 15-year-old who com-mitted suicide as a final response to cyberbul-
COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADLINE: THURSDAY @ 3PMItems for Community Calendar must be non-commercial
and free to the public. Please limit to 25 words.
250-642-5229All Community events which purchase a display ad will now
appear in our current community event calendar at no charge. All FREE EVENTS will be listed at no charge. Space permitting.
Whats Up in SookeThurs.Sept 5YOUNG PARENTS GROUPWith lunch 11:00-1:30 2145 Townsend. Please call to confirm 250-642-5152 for info. SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Preregistration required. Call 250-642-8000 for info.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONCribbage 7 p.m.
Fri.Sept 6VITAL VITTLESFree lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Church Murray Road. All welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION$12 Steak Night 6-7:30 p.m.Karaoke with Pete & Megan 8-11 p.m. NIGHT STICK @ THE STICKLive music and some cheesecake! 6-9 p.m.
Mon.Sept 9PARENT & TOT DROP-IN Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 2145 Townsend. 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.SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUBResgistration 6 - 8 p.m., Sooke Community Hall. Call 250-642-2452 or email Sensei Carl Scott [email protected] for details. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONEuchre 6:30 p.m.ZENWEST OPEN HOUSEZenwest Open House, 4970 Naigle Rd 7p.m. Free, open to all.
Sun.Sept 8ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONSunday breakfast brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, children welcome.Drop-in pool tournament on the second Sunday of each month.SOOKE FALL FAIRSooke Community Hall, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrating the first 100 years!SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.
Tues.Sept 10BABY TALK 2013Infant Development. 2145 Townsend 10-11:30 a.m.
SEAPARCFree Community Adult Walking Group. 10-11 a.m. Call 250-642-8000.Preregistration required.YOUTH CLINIC4-7 p.m. Youth Clinic (13-25), 1300-6660 Sooke Rd, Family Medical Clinic.DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSESSooke Dog Club, Tues nights info 250-642-7667.KNITTING CIRCLESooke Public Library, 6:308:00 pm. Free, all levels. Drop-in. 250-642-3022.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONPool League 7 p.m.
Wed.Sept 11PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPSooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 2145 Townsend. (250) 642-5152 for info.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGIONNASCAR meet & pick 7 p.m.TOASTMASTERS Upstairs at Village Foods, 7p.m. For information, call Allan at 642-7520.SOOKE FOOD CHI SOCIETYHelp grow food for the foodbank at Sunriver Community Garden. Sun & Wed 1 - 4 p.m.