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February 10, 2016 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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

    Black PressWednesday, February 10, 2016 Mail Agreement #40110541

    INDEX NEWS COMMUNITYOpinion 8Sports 28Arts 30

    Seventy-five property owners on the north end of Otter Point Road are another step closer to hooking up to the municipal water system

    Page 6

    The local refugee sponsorship committee has raised more than $20,000 in its bid to bring a refugee family to the region

    Page 21

    WISDOMWORDS

    OF Page 5

    Kevin LairdSooke News Mirror

    Days after the departure of long-time corporate officer Bon-nie Sprinkling, the District of Sooke has hired a new director of corporate services.

    Gabryel Joseph has exper-tise in communications, human r e s o u r c e s and economic development.

    J o s e p h comes to the district after serving as the strategic coor-dinator for the City of Edmon-tons transpor-tation depart-ment, and has several years of experience in local government affairs.

    District of Sooke chief admin-istrative officer Teresa Sullivan worked with Joseph in the past. She was not immediately avail-able for comment and did not return phone calls by deadline.

    Sullivan wrote on Josephs online Linked-In page:

    Gabryel inspires loyalty and goodwill in others, because he acts with integrity and trust him-self. He is decisive and impas-sioned, is capable of bold and courageous moves, and is con-fident in his ability to deal with situations as they arise.

    See CORPORATE / 7

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  • 2 I NEWS I SOOKENEWSMIRROR.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

    Publisher: Rod Sluggett publisher@sookenewsmirror.comEditor: Kevin Laird editor@sookenewsmirror.comReporter: Octavian Lacatusu news@sookenewsmirror.comAdvertising: sales@sookenewsmirror.comCirculation: circulation@sookenewsmirror.comClassifieds: Vicky Sluggett classifieds@sookenewsmirror.comOffice Manager: Deb Stolth office@sookenewsmirror.com

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    please contact the SEAPARC Leisure Complex at 642-8000.

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    Were seeking shots that grab our attention for their creativity, impact, humour or beauty, taken in the Sooke region. They can be of people, nature or the urban environment. Email your submissions to editor@sookenewsmirror.com.

    Reader Photo of the WeekShirley resident Michele Brown caught the last silvery rays highlighting the water and the driftwood on Gordons Beach. Readers Photo of the Week is sponsored by the Stickleback West Coast Eatery.

    A 36-year-old Sooke man is facing numer-ous charges after police arrested a sus-pect attempting to steal items from a vehicle.

    Michael Godolphin is in custody and is charged with theft under $5,000 and sev-eral counts of breach of probation.

    Godolphin is well-known to police and had just moved back to Sooke, said RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes.

    Police are continuing to actively monitor and investigate theft from vehicles in the Sooke area, and encourage the public not to leave any valuables in their vehicles.

    Man arrested after attempt to steal from vehicles

    Sookes Most Wanted

    Tyson KAYESAge: 36Wanted: Breach of probation

    The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Feb. 8. If you have any information on these individuals or their crimes, you are asked to call the RCMP at 250-642-5241 or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at victoriacrimestoppers.com.

  • Octavian LacatusuSooke News Mirror

    Last summer, the Sal-vation Army closed its doors in Sooke, leaving countless needy resi-dents with little choice of accessible and affordable local items.

    Not all was lost, how-ever, as Sally Annes departure became the catalyst for yet another enterprise in Sooke, one that is run by the community, for the community.

    Its called the Thrift Shop, run entirely by the Sooke Fam-ily Resources Society, also known as SFRS, a charitable organization focused on providing services in the commu-nity, such as child care resources, prenatal education, family sup-port programs, among others.

    The idea was to cre-ate a sustainable cycle where income from the sales go back into programs and services that SFRS offers to the Sooke community, said Nicky Logins, executive director of SFRS.

    Items are donated by the community to get reinvested in the community, she said.

    Before serving as an arm of SFRS, the thrift store was a clothing exchange, but after

    outgrowing the pro-gram, the organization was already looking to expand.

    And surely, the opportunity came along.

    When the Salvation Army left, we thought it as an opportunity to develop it into a social enterprise, Logins said, adding that after encouragement from the local community, the store went forward, opening up shop right next to the power tools store.

    Thats where Bev Lewis, the Thrift Shops manager, comes in. Lewis took on the reigns of the new shop when the store opened last October.

    We had a soft open-ing, and the community has been wonderful with the donations, she said, adding that hot items right now are womens clothing, as well as housewares such as pots and pans.

    Even if an item cant be sold as-is, the objec-tive is still to give back to the community.

    If we get some medi-cal equipment, it goes to the Loan Cupboard, and if there is some-thing we cant sell, we contact the Crisis Cen-tre, so nothing gets wasted.

    The store is also

    working on a repur-pose area where visitors can pick and choose from a variety of scrapped materials for decoration or art-work.

    Lewis is the only paid employee at the shop, working with an army of 25 volunteers to keep the wheels moving. Among them are also Edward Milne Commu-nity School students who are helping out as part of their life skills

    program. One student, who

    is autistic, brings a unique set of organi-zation skills not often seen.

    He counts puzzles and makes sure the pieces are all there, which is fantastic. Hes organized the books, DVDs and video games for us alphabetically and numerically, Lewis said.

    Hes a very gifted young man.

    The students get trained on the cash register and how inven-tory works in a profes-sional working environ-ment.

    Those who want to see the place for them-selves can do so from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The store will host a grand opening on Feb. 13 with a tent out front with cake and coffee, at 11 a.m.

    news@sookenewsmirror.com

    Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror

    Sooke Family Resources Society Thrift Shop manager Bev Lewis runs a pretty tight ship and one full of interesting goodies of all kinds.

    Thrift shop helps fill co