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April 08, 2015 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • 2331 CARPENTER ROAD KEMP LAKE $699,000

    2381 CEDARRIDGE DRIVE BROOMHILL $349,900

    1652 NARISSA ROAD WHIFFIN SPIT $529,000

    WEST COAST STYLE HOME SPAC. 2340 SF 2BR 2 BATH RADIENT IN-FLOOR HEAT VICTORIA SIDE OF SOOKE

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    250 642 6480

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    QUIET CUL DE SACSUNRIVER

    CAMOSUN WESTSIDE OPEN HOUSE SAT. 2-4 OPEN HOUSE SAT. 2-4 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 2-4 PRESTIGIOUS WHIFFIN SPIT

    4000SF(2872 fin.) 3 BAY GARAGE MAIN LIVINGSEP. LR/FAMILY

    2 MIN. STROLL TO THE BEACH

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

    Black PressWednesday, April 8, 2015Agreement#40110541

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page 12

    Sports/stats Page 29

    CONSIDER THE LILIES VIII

    13th annual fibre art show at old St.

    Marys Church. Page 12

    7x2.5Katz

    3.125x1.2Dimock

    Classifieds 25 75

    Local artist gives high-five for recovered wooden hand sculpture

    Octavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    Sooke-based artist, Steve Van Vugt (known as Art By Nature and Driftwood Steve) got his hand back - yes - his hand - a massive wooden sculpture that was plucked away by thieves from its Sooke Harbour House home on March 24, 2014.

    Vugt had just given the unique artwork to his niece as a natural cradle for her baby just before it disappeared, initially offering a $750 reward for its recovery.

    Thanks to a long and thorough investiga-tion by the local RCMP however, the piece is now back in its origi-nal place. It wasnt easy though.

    I notified the local shops, second hand stores, antique shops about my hand, and after six months, noth-ing surfaced, Vugt said. I almost lost hope.

    But karma - as well as the thiefs own inherent stupidity - was on Vugts side, after the individ-ual in question decided to take the piece to an antique store specializ-ing in wooden carvings and sell it - for a mere 100 bucks.

    Little did he know however, that he was

    only fooling himself.The owner of the

    store knew who made the hand, so he said, Im not interested, but I know someone who would be, why dont you give me your name and your number to which he did, Vugt said.

    Vugt then followed up on it and contacted the police.

    I went to the RCMP here in Sooke and they asked, would you be happy to get the hand back.? I said, sure.

    Of course, the sus-pects didnt want to eas-

    ily give up their prize, Vugt recalls. They were approached and told, if you dont pro-duce the hand, youll have to come in to the detachment and right away they said they sold the hand to some-one in Shawnigan, Vugt said.

    Following the warn-ing, police then went to the suspects Cowichan Bay-based home and, as Vugt says, low and behold, outside their house was his hand. But that wasnt all. The place was apparently littered with ATVs,

    totem poles and all kinds of stolen stuff.

    To Vugt, the ordeal was over. In the end, finding the hand wasnt a matter of money, or fame - it was an emo-tional investment, a part of his soul that he had recovered.

    I have to tip my hat to the wonderful RCMP boys here in Sooke, as well as Shawnigan for collaborating together and helping me get my hand back, he said. It made me realize that I can have faith in humanity again.

    Octavian Lacatusu photo

    Driftwood Steve had his faith in humanity restored after his carved wooden hand was recovered.

    Giving the man a hand

    Pirjo Raits photo

    All quiet on the waterfrontThe government dock at the bottom of Maple Street is a favourite place to go porthole peeping. The fishboats are a quiet reminder of what this coast is all about and the harbour is a safe haven for boats and boaters.

    250.642.6361

    Sooke is Selling!2015 Sooke Home Sales: 752014 Sooke Home Sales: 300TAMMI DIMOCK

    Personal Real Estate Corp.

  • Good for Sooke

    Here is a little article from the CBC which I think portrays Sooke in a very good light...as echoed by the one comment: perfect. for once a good idea.

    h t t p : / / w w w. c b c .ca/news/canada/brit-ish-columbia/sooke-skate-park-seeking-skateboarding-host-to-ensure-organized-chaos-1.3015037

    Clean Air Bylaw

    Understanding the new CRD Clean Air Bylaw taking effect April 1.

    The bylawmakes all parks, playgrounds, playing fields, pub-lic squares and bus stops smoke-free and extends the smoke-free buffer zone outside of doorways, windows and air intakes from three metres (9.8 feet) to seven metres (22 feet).

    Regional and com-munity parks are included but provin-cial and federal parks are not included. Beaches below the high tide mark are not subject to the bylaw and the restriction is for tobacco and does not include E-cigarettes or marijuana.

    Travelers, surfers and campers will still be able to partake in smoking various substances around the campfire outside of CRD Parks and on the wind swept beaches of the Juan de Fuca, Sooke and Port

    Renfrew. Hopefully they will be conscientious and careful about sec-ond hand smoke which was the purpose of the

    bylaw.This was sent in by

    Juan de Fuca Regional Director Mike Hicks.

    Curators Corner

    continuedFall ExhibitIn October the

    museum will be open-ing an exhibit on the life work of sculptor Jan Johnson. Johnson, who spent much of his life working and living internationally, used whimsy and irony when approaching themes of the human condi-tion and mythology in his metal works. John-sons wife, Mary Alice, and I will be working together to bring this exhibit to life.

    Other ExhibitsFrom July 11 to 18

    the Pacific Jamboree for Boy Scouts is com-

    ing to Camp Barnard. In honour of this, the museum will be show-casing a few Boy Scout artifacts from our col-lection during that week. The museum is also working towards finishing up our newly renovated exhib-its on the churches and schools in Sooke. Another exhibit project we are undertaking is renovating the display case that holds our bas-ketry exhibit. We will be making the entrance to the exhibit more easily accessible for staff. At the same time, we will be adding more bas-kets and First Nations artifacts to refresh the display.

    2 www.sookenewsmirror.com Wednesday, april 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    This and ThaT

    Submitted photo

    Get ready for the runwayEMCs Grads hard at work practicing for sunday april 12 performance of Grad Fashion show & silent auction.Performance starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets $10 at shoppers & EMCs office. all proceeds to go to EMCs Grads 2015.

    2 www.sookenewsmirror.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 - SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

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    Edward MilneCommunity School Theatre

    6218 Sooke Road

    Friday April 10Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7pm

    SPECIAL BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE EMCSSOOKE CHEERLEADING SQUAD!!!

    Tickets $15 - All Ages Show!Tickets available at:

    EMCS, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Stick,The Sooke River Store, and at the door.

    The 4th Annual Sooke Region

    Volunteer & Non-Pro t Fair Discover whats happening in your community! Find a Volunteer Opportunity especially for you! Bring the whole family for fun, activities & refreshments!

    Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way

    Saturday, April 11th, 201512:00-3:00pm

    ~ Admission is FREE~For more information, phone: 250-642-6364, ext. 235, or email

    sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com www.sookeregionresources.com

    Many thanks to all of our valued volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015!

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    Mobile Dog Groomer Now In Sooke!

    I now live in Sooke and Im accepting new clients in this area. Prices are

    $35 - $50. Tax included!

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    Come seeus for:

    Garden wastedrop-off

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    Compost & Manure Decorative Rock Sand & Aggregates

    Come see Garden waste Compost & Manure

    Arent you loving these sunny days and signs of SPRING?

    Open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pmSunday 10am-2pm2810 Ramsden Road (in the 3300 block of Otter Point Road, a block west of Sooke Business Park)

    WERE OPEN OUR REGULAR HOURS ON EASTER WEEKEND!!

    250-642-65096852 West Coast Road

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    Are you ready to roll?Spring Trailer Service

    Brakes replaced or upgraded Bearings repacked or replaced Trailer tires & wheels LED light upgradesP

    www.standingcedars.ca250-893-5621

    Inside Sooke Yoga / The Hope Centre

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    Locally owned & operated

    250-642-4689

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