This and That, February 4, 2015

A few short stories that may be of interest to Sooke News Mirror readers

  • Feb. 4, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Octavian Lacatusu

Octavian Lacatusu

The water issue is…

A little clarification was needed in the story on Kemp Lake water, it should have said…

For years the residents getting their drinking water from Kemp Lake have not met Island Health’s water treatment standards. They were given a couple of options, one of them included building a new water treatment plant and the other extending the water main along West Coast Road at Erinan.

We did not mean to imply the water was not drinkable.

SHH show

Taking you from pause to power, Nancyanne Cowell’s latest ecoscape-paintings vibrate in the abstract of atmospheric light and the depths of human emotion.

“Always in motion, growing wild, or breaking off the branch, her paint falls into being.”

Her unique approach captures the spiritual quality of nature, love, loss and longing. If love was a bird our hearts would mutate.

This is a free event –everyone is welcome.  Featured from January 6 to February 28, 2015.

 

Writers over 50

February 1 marked the official start of The 2015 Cedric Literary Awards, with a formal Call for Submissions from previously unpublished British Columbian authors and First Nations storytellers, age 50 or better.

The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize unpublished BC writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytelling.

The Awards’ founder, Dr. Peter Dale, says: “As the creator of The Cedric Literary Awards, I encourage all unpublished BC writers in the 50-plus demographic to dust off manuscripts that may have been languishing on bookshelves for far too long. The time has finally come to showcase those literary gems.”

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts starting February 1, and the deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1, 2015. Once all of the submissions are in, they will be forwarded to an independent selection panel made up of members who are recognized in BC and beyond in the fields of writing and publishing.

All writers who want to submit their work to carefully read the competition guidelines and follow the submissions instructions posted on the website at www.thecedrics.ca to see if you might qualify.

Submissions must be post-marked no later than May 1, 2015.

New guy in town

The Sooke News Mirror is pleased to welcome its new reporter, Octavian Lacatusu to the editorial team.

Having recently moved from the distant (and frozen) land of Ontario, Octavian brings with him several years of journalism experience, including a brief stint as an automotive writer in Toronto for Bell Media (he is a big fanatic when it comes to anything with an engine or car culture in general).

‘Driven’ (get it?) by curiosity, he is also an avid photographer and outdoorsman, hoping to someday know the Sooke region like his own home.

If you have any news on sports and the community in general, feel free to give him a ring at 250-642-5752, or drop him a note via email at reporter@sookenewsmirror.com.

Working on the spit

During the week of February 9th, 2015 work will be occurring on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to remove two small buildings adjacent to the lighthouse at the end of Whiffin Spit Park.  The trail will remain open to the public during this week.  Trail users are asked to use caution on the trail during this week and move well off to the side of the trails when vehicles are passing through.

Please contact the District of Sooke if you have any questions regarding this project.

Rack ‘em up!

The Sooke Pool League continues the competition each week at the Sooke Legion.

This year there are five teams racking’ and crackin’ and each team takes a bye every four weeks or so. The action takes place on Monday or Tuesday. and each team must have a female player on it. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with doubles play and ends with singles.

The current standings are:

Team 1 – 8 points

Team 2 – 22 points

Team 3 – 14 points

Team 4 – 4 points

Team 5 – 4 points

 

For more information on the league or to get a team together call president Mike Connor at 250-642-2094 or Fuzzy Fedosenko at 250-642-3335.

Holiday Monday

Enjoy British Columbia’s second official long weekend in February — Family Day.

The Sooke News Mirror office staff will be taking a well-deserved break on Monday, February 9. The office will be open on Tuesday, February 10.

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