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Jacqueline Marston, a Grade 11 student at Spectrum Community School, holds up a sign referencing the fictitious boarding school attended by the main character in the Harry Potter books and movies. Marston was part of a Greater Victoria high school student demonstration in support of their teachers outside the B.C. Legislature on Friday.

Honking horns and waves of support greeted teachers demonstrating outside nearly empty schools in Greater Victoria Monday on the first morning of a three-day strike. After more than six months of job action, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government remain far apart on reaching a negotiated deal. On Feb. 27, Education Minister George Abbott tabled legislation to end the job action and impose large fines on any teachers Inside who continue to strike. On the same day, the Labour Rela- ■ Spring break tions Board gave teachers the green follows strikelight to walk out up to three days this shortened week Page A33 week. As long as MLAs are debating Abbott’s Education Improvement Act inside the legislature, teachers will ■ Rhetoric won’t continue to have the right to strike help resolve without fines one day per week begin- dispute between province and ning March 12. The BCTF has been asking for a 15 teachers Our View, A12 per cent wage increase – a demand that clashed with the government’s “net zero” wage mandate. It’s also the demand that has sparked the most criticism from the public. “That’s a red herring,” BCTF president Susan Lambert told the News. “That’s what the government would like you to think, but that was our initial bargaining position and we have never been able to address that at all. We will move off of every single objective that we have at the table, but that has to be done at the table.” Michael Dodd, a teacher at École Campus View elementary and executive member of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, said educators are more focused on the issue of what he calls “horrendous” class size and composition. “We’ve seen such a deterioration over the last 10 years and that’s what we’re fighting for,” Dodd said, amidst a demonstration at the school on Monday. “We just hope there will be some change at the provincial level.” PLEASE SEE: Negotiated teacher settlement looks bleak, Page A33

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have all of the information, this is more about sending the message to kids that this is an OK subject for discussion.” “I don’t know, but I will find out for you,” she added, is a perfectly acceptable answer. The exception to this rule is answering questions about personal sexual history – an area where parents are more than justified in omitting a response. Not sure what the kids are talking about? Gibson isn’t afraid to say she’s gone to urbandictionary.com to decipher slang, and she encourages parents to do the same if need be.

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or some parents it can be a daunting task. For their children, the process is often just as painful. Perhaps these parents don’t know that the first rule of having “the talk” is not to have it at all. “We’re really encouraging parents to have continuous conversations about sexual health,” said Jennifer Gibson, sexual health educator. “The idea of ‘the talk’ is that it’s a lot of pressure for the person giving the talk, and it’s a lot of pressure for the person or people receiving the talk. An ongoing dialogue around sexual health hopefully provides continuity in learning and recognizes that sexuality is a part of our everyday life.” Children are bombarded with sexualized images and messages today more than ever. It’s a reality that may scare some parents, but ultimately provides them with more avenues for educating their children on issues around sexual health. We asked two educators in Greater Victoria for a few tips and tricks on how to take some of the anxiety out of sex ed. Gibson, an employee of the Island Sexual Health Society, leads 500 sexual health workshops annually, reaching about 10,000 people – primarily high school students during in-class workshops. Sadie Greco, one of the many Vancouver Island Health Authority public health nurses to regularly teach middle and elementary school sexual health classes in the Capital Region, also offers practical advice to parents.

Start early And by early, Greco and Gibson mean at diapering, toilet training and bathing. Start by using the correct terminology for genitals. “It all sends a message about bodies,” Greco said. By preschool age, children should have a basic understanding of conception and vocabulary around body parts, she added. “Some parents are surprised that they should start that early, but just for the prevention of sexual abuse alone, it’s important for them to have that comfort level. Kids that get the message from their families that this is not a safe topic are the ones that are vulnerable.”

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Jennifer Gibson, coordinator of education services at the Island Sexual Health Society, holds a books at the Fort Street clinic. And while an introduction to condoms and their use might seem to be a little much for some parents of four year olds, Greco says it all comes back to teaching safety. No one wants their child to come across a condom in a park and pick it up.

Initiate conversations Use television or everyday situations as a jumping off point for those conversations. Gibson likes the story lines on the show Glee for the possibility of opening up a dialogue. One character’s experience with teen pregnancy could be a good conversation-starter, while the presence of another character in a wheelchair might spark a chat about disabilities and sexuality. Following a recent episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, a student asked Gibson a rather educated question regarding the use of birth control to regulate menstruation based on something she had seen. The opportunities to talk about sexual health are everywhere – even in the most unlikely places.

Find a comfortable venue This might be in the car. Greco is on the side of some educators who believe that the lack of eye contact and confined space bodes well for parents hoping to make some headway into a topic not yet out in the open. For Gibson, the car might conjure more of a hostage-like feeling for kids. Walking the dog, washing dishes – Gibson suggests any joint activity that doesn’t require a lot of eye contact as an alternative for the slightly squeamish. Some families have other ways of doing things. This involves text messaging tough questions for some, and for others, leaving out a journal where kids can write down their questions and parents can respond – allowing both sides some freedom and privacy.

Answer all of their questions “How parents react is going to send a message to children about whether or not it’s a topic that can be discussed,” Greco said. “Even if parents don’t feel like they

Kids will only take in the amount of information pertinent to their lives at the time. This is why Gibson often answers the same questions around birth control at sessions with first-year university students, as she does within Grade 10 health classes. Meanwhile, preschoolers will invent information in the absence of it, Greco said, adding that older kids will often fill in the gaps with myths or rumours picked up from classmates. Two terrible rumours still circulating schools, according to Gibson, a self-described sexual myth-buster: that Mountain Dew doubles as a spermicide and that girls can’t get pregnant from their first time having sex. This segues nicely into another belief the two share: to maintain a sense of humour about sex. Greco balks at the idea that talking about a subject with children introduces to them suggestive thoughts. “The more information we give them, the more protected they are,” she said.

Offer resources Becoming a reliable source of information for children is key. Leave books out on the coffee table. Unblock useful websites. If children aren’t interested in finding resources together – i.e.: shopping for books together – show them where to find this information on their own. The Island Sexual Health Society has a thorough list of resources available on their website at: islandsexualhealth.org/ resources/external/. For parental resources, the books of former nurse Meg Hickling, come highly recommended by both educators. “We need to continue having those conversations because it helps kids become healthy adults,” Gibson said. “I can tell you that youth want to talk to their parents about this. The ones that are (talking) say it’s great and the ones that aren’t say they wish they were.” nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Councils focus on Douglas Saanich and Victoria councils ask B.C. Transit for short-term help with traffic Kyle Slavin News staff

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin sat at the elevated desk where his counterpart usually sits in Saanich’s municipal hall and pulled open the sliding drawers. “I’m just checking. Seeing what he has in his drawers. I’m hoping for a bottle,” Fortin said, as the second joint council meeting between Saanich and Victoria got underway. (He had no luck in his search.) Fourteen councillors and two mayors crammed into Saanich council chambers to discuss transportation options along Douglas Street, a major roadway that runs through both municipalities. And while both councils have, in the past, asked B.C. Transit to pursue light-rail as a long-term solution for the traffic woes that plague the busy corridor, the message last Thursday was that shortterm solutions are also needed. “We need to plan for improving service now, but we also need to plan for rail in the long-term,” said Victoria Coun. Geoff Young. “Bringing in interim measures lets us postpone some of the tough decisions.” Erinn Pinkerton, B.C. Transit’s director of corporate and strategic planning, updated the two councils on long-term planning, and the next steps needed to get there. Local government needs to provide more guidance to B.C. Transit on the alignment of the future rapid transit project, she said. As well, Transit needs to get a better understanding of who will fund such an expensive project (estimated at $950 million to built light-rail from downtown Victoria to the West Shore). “The priority on interim measures is really important. If we’re going to look at interim measures, we better know what the long-term vision is going to be,” Pinkerton said. “Before we move forward and get into any more detailed design … we need to get the understanding of local affordability.” Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, who chaired the meeting, stressed that on a political level, it would behoove all members of the councils to push hard for interim measures to alleviate congestion on roadways in the region. Based on existing timelines, there’s no expectation a rapid transit system will break-ground over the councils’ three-year term (ending in late 2014). However, residents are demanding fixes for their commute. Pinkerton said short-term solutions that B.C. Transit is looking at include queue-jumper lanes for buses, and peak-hour or permanent bus-only lanes. Saanich Coun. Vic Derman stressed the importance of tying land-use decisions to transportation decisions along a street identified as being a key piece of the regional puzzle. He focused on the opportunity to create a dense new community dubbed “Midtown” (between downtown and Uptown). “I think what we have in front of us right now, as

Transit spends $5M on land for Uptown exchange B.C. Transit recently purchased the last piece of the puzzle to build a transit exchange at Uptown in Saanich. Transit had to acquire four parcels of land, at a cost of $5 million, at Ravine Way and Carey Road. In addition, there are adjacent properties owned by the District of Saanich and the Ministry of Transportation that will be used for the Uptown exchange. “What we want to do now is (work) with Saanich to look at how we develop the area. What’s that site going to look like? What’s the exchange going to look like?” said Manuel Achadinha, president and CEO of B.C. Transit. “We want to be conscious of the fact that we don’t want to build something now that we’ll have to rip out later to accommodate rail.” B.C. Transit will continue leasing the newly acquired property to the former landowners, until a plan is created for the exchange. Uptown has been identified by B.C. Transit and Saanich council as a central hub for transit in the future. kslavin@saanichnews.com two municipalities, is an unbelievable opportunity to create a project that would be an incredible legacy to our citizens,” he said, calling it a “oncein-a-political-lifetime opportunity.” Victoria Coun. Pam Madoff echoed Derman’s sentiments on land-use planning. “At best, Transit is reacting to long-use planning. … What I was hoping to see, and others as well, was a true integration. In many jurisdictions you don’t start with the centre line, you start with the prop line and you work to the middle. For this to be successful, that has to happen,” she said. A recommendation is expected to go before both councils later this month asking that they each support seeking funding to complete the Douglas Corridor Transit study, which will move forward the interim and long-term transportation plans. Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt said interim measures could be achieved tomorrow by city and municipal staff: “We’re talking painting lines (on the road). … Let’s save the contemplation of big financial models to (discussions on) how we’d implement rail.” Isitt suggested focusing the next joint council meeting on creating a Midtown Master Plan, that brings together land-use and transportation planning. “It’d be more than a win-win situation. It’s more like a dozen wins,” he said. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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ral language of science, so when scientific ideas are presented to learners, they’re quickly formalized into abstract equations and formulas – then the problem becomes one of mathematical understanding, rather than the intuitive aspects of what the Natalie North science is all about,” Yore said. “You News staff might hear, ‘I couldn’t do science because I wasn’t good at math.’” Larry Yore calls himself Johnny Richard Anthony, chair of the thug of the buzzard reading group. department of curriculum and What might come off as a slightly instruction, was a director alongbizarre statement is very telling of side Yore on the Pacific CRYSTAL the retired professor’s early motiva- Project, a research initiative aimed tion behind his career. Yore’s unpre- at the promotion and application of tentious attitude made science teaching within him a legend in educapublic schools that ran tion research, as well as from 2005 through 2011. the latest recipient of an Anthony calls Yore not international award. only a mentor, but an “Reading was very, open and generous man very difficult for me,” and an “old-fashioned Yore said, about being academic.” pigeonholed as a bad “He’s not territorial. reader in school. “I had He’s very open with his tremendous difficulty material,” Anthony said, in connecting symbols noting Yore’s continued and sounds, but I was research despite having in the top math group. technically retired last I left elementary school spring. “He’s present. Larry Yore with a very low self-conHe’s here. He’s engaging cept. I thought because with colleagues all the I couldn’t read I couldn’t think.” time. His contributions as a profesYore went on to study math and sional colleague have been tremensciences in university before even- dous.” tually completing a PhD focused on The department’s legendary prof – language, literacy and science educa- one of UVic’s first two distinguished tion. He has spent 41 years in educa- professors and curriculum and tion research at the University of Vic- instruction’s longest-serving faculty toria, where he has investigated the member – is known to grad students relationship between language and simply as “Uncle Larry.” learning. His hope is to boost science “He’s a very much liked man,” learning and literacy – an area where Anthony added. “To be his student he was recently honoured as the is to be brought into the circle of the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished leaders in the field of science educaContributions to Science Education tion. … He really reflects the best of through Research Award from Vir- the kind of contribution that an acaginia-based National Association for demic can make and reflects well on Research in Science Teaching. the stature that universities aspire “The basic assumption by educa- to.” tors is that mathematics is the natunnorth@saanichnews.com

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SAANICH NEWS - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Courts declare man ‘dangerous offender’ A 2009 sexual assault trial that ended in the conviction of Robert Charles Lawrence helped Crown counsel successfully seek dangerous offender designation for the 34-yearold man. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Keith Bracken last week declared Lawrence a dangerous offender. “Whenever we seek a dangerous offender designation we look at the background of the accused, the seriousness of the offence he’s

been convicted of, and the potential risk that individual presents in committing serious personal injury offences in the future,” said B.C. Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie. In July 2008, Saanich police charged Lawrence with sexual assault and overcoming resistance by strangulation. A 2009 trial found him guilty. Bracken sentenced Lawrence to an indeterminate amount of time in a federal prison. kslavin@saanichnews.com

Another day, another metal theft in Saanich Another Saanich business has been targeted by metal thieves. This time, more than 225 kilograms of aluminum piping was stolen sometime between the evening of Friday, Feb. 24 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 27. A locked and gated compound at the business in the 4200-block of Commerce Circle was entered when the lock was broken. Police believe the thief or thieves likely used a small vehicle or bicycles

Remorseful man pays back victims for drunken vandalism An intoxicated man who smashed a car window out of frustration early in the morning on Feb. 26 felt so bad about what he did when he sobered up that he immediately remedied the situation. The 21-year-old Saanich resident was arrested by Saanich police on a property in the 1800-block of San Juan Ave. at 1:30 a.m. Residents inside the home said the man was attempting to get inside, having mistaken the house for his own. Police arrived to find the man between two cars, one of which had a window smashed out. He also had a large scratch on his arm, believed to be from breaking the window. He was arrested and held overnight until he sobered up. The man was interviewed the next morning and admitted to having drank too much the night before. He said he felt remorseful and upset about what he had done, and was released on a promise to appear. The man returned to the Saanich police department headquarters soon after with $220 in cash to pay for the broken car window. That money has since been given to the victim and covers the cost of the glass. “Oftentimes we hear someone has taken responsibility for their actions, but it’s more rare that someone actually makes amends,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. Jantzen said the young man also asked police to help deliver an apology note to the people whose property was damaged. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Songbird University of Victoria student Nic McCue takes a break from his studies to play his guitar in the courtyard outside the McPherson Library.

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UVic seeks feedback on parkade project

After much planning, proposed changes to the Cadboro Bay Residents Association constitution and bylaws have been approved. The changes were made official at a special general meeting Feb. 15 and will be in place for the association’ s Annual General Meeting in May. Revisions to the constitution include a decision to have 12 directors serve on the board, rather than eight directors and four executive officers. Electing a full slate of directors at the AGM is intended to save time and avoid confusion, said residents’ association president Barbara Raponi.

The University of Victoria will host three open houses to gather “meaningful” public input on a proposed sports facility and parkade. The public input process will provide neighbours an opportunity to air concerns about the project and related traffic management issues. New design options for the parking garage will also be presented. Once the university gathers more feedback, a revised design for the parkade will be presented at open houses planned for May.

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The first meetings are set for March 8 (Lambrick Park secondary, 4139 Torquay Dr., 5 to 8 p.m.), March 10 (St. Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s St., noon to 3 p.m.) and March 14 (Queenswood, 2492 Arbutus Rd., 4 to 8 p.m.). Feedback will also be collected online at uvic.ca/carsa.

Other news Also at the special general meeting, the Saanich Parks Department announced that it will be re-engaging the community on the proposed redevelopment of Gyro Park. The residents association has formed a committee dedicated to working with the Saanich parks department. Also on the radar in Cadboro Bay: Sinclair Road upgrades. While the funding has yet to be approved by council, details of the proposal include the construction of bike lanes and sidewalks in both directions from Finnerty to Cadboro Bay roads. If approved, the work would take place through 2013. Details of the constitution changes, among other residents association goings on, are now available at cadborobay.bc.ca. nnorth@saanichnews.com Facebook.com/saanichnews Twitter.com/saanichnews

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Robocalls in her riding a crime, says Elizabeth May Saanich-Gulf Islands MP calls for inquiry into efforts to dupe voters Erin Cardone News staff

There might be thousands of Saanich-Gulf Islands residents whose right to vote was affected by robocalls, the riding’s MP said. And Elizabeth May hopes residents who were affected can help. “We are trying to solve a crime. Interfering with somebody’s right to vote is a crime,â€? she told the News. May claims a company phoned people in her riding just before the federal election on May 2, 2011 and told voters their polling station had moved in hopes of keeping them from voting. That election was a tight race in SaanichGulf Islands, with Conservative incumbent MP Gary Lunn pegged to win by a small margin. May said she doesn’t believe Lunn is responsible for the calls – rather it was likely someone trying to help his party. “The people who received calls as far as I know ‌ were not people who were about to vote Conservative. I’m not suggesting Gary Lunn had anything to do with the dirty tricks in ‌ 2011. Clearly the motivations

It’s norovirus season and the Vancouver Island Health Authority is asking those sick with the bug to stay at home to help stop its spread. VIHA issued a warning following active outbreaks of norovirus or noro-like symptoms at five health-care facilities in Victoria and Saanichton. The affected facilities are Beacon Hill Villa, Mount Edwards Court, Sunrise of Victoria and Saanich Peninsula Hospital. VIHA believes the illness was brought into each site by visitors or patients. Often dubbed the stomach flu, norovirus is highly contagious and may include symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or slight fever. The virus has an incubation period of 24 to 48 hours, tends to begin suddenly and lasts only for one to three days. It can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact or by droplets of an infected person’s vomit. Regular hand washing is the easiest way to help prevent contracting the virus. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Rhetoric won’t end job action The first volley has been shot over the bow of the provincial government this week in what had been little more than a simmering cold war for the last six months. The three-day teachers’ strike has been the talk of the town, though there seems to be little to no talking going on between the two sides. With legislation forcing the teachers to work all but one day a week, it seems the government now has the upper hand in the skirmish. Both sides have been waging intense public relations campaigns for the hearts and minds of British Columbians. But as is said about any war, the first casualty is the truth. The rhetoric making the rounds has done little to accurately portray the reality of the situation facing our schools. The biggest gripe against teachers is the claim they’re demanding a massive wage hike and are unwilling to budge an inch. However, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert told the News that the wellpublicized demand for a 15-per-cent raise is a “red herring.” The number is up for negotiation, though Lambert was adamant that whatever the “real” number other than 15 turns out to be is something that will only be hammered out at the table. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education sent out a “fact sheet” on Sunday to bust some of the “myths” being spread about the state of B.C.’s school system. One curious statement suggests increasing teachers’ wages will cost taxpayers $2 billion. The math must get a little complicated as the entire budget for B.C. schools is less than $4 billion. Even if teachers’ salaries make up half the budget, a 15-per-cent wage hike won’t directly add up to $2 billion. Right now, the true cost of this labour dispute are being borne by parents and kids who should be in school. Money being spent on alternative child care is cash that’s not being spent on other sectors of the economy. How the lost time in class will affect students might never be known. What we do know is that, in this fight, the province has the bigger guns and will eventually allow the government to give teachers “a deal they can’t refuse.” What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

BCTF indoctrinating our kids Perhaps the single most testing is an assault on the fragile ridiculous stunt in the lead-up to self-esteem of students, and this week’s teachers’ strike was reducing class size is the top pulled at an elementary priority for improving school here in the capital. educational outcomes. A teacher gave All of this is glaringly her Grade 1 class an false union propaganda, assignment for antireinforced in classroom bullying day: take “current affairs” crayons in hand and discussions. write to Education Don’t believe me? Minister George Abbott, Google “Study: Class size demanding he stop doesn’t matter” for the bullying their teacher and latest on a growing stack address class size and of scientific evidence Tom Fletcher that shows you and your composition. This North B.C. Views Korea-style political children are being forceindoctrination of six-yearfed lies. olds was a mistake, according to B.C. Teachers’ Federation the local teachers’ union boss, who president Susan Lambert vaguely indicated that the unnamed announced the strike on live TV teacher would apologize to parents. with a remarkable string of rhetoric Is this self-serving abuse of about the “Orwellian” legislation teacher authority an isolated that will soon put an end to this incident? My experience as a parent teacher tantrum. The government and journalist suggests it is not, needs to negotiate “clearly, and recent events support that. rationally and respectfully,” said the By Friday, students across B.C. boss of union representatives who were skipping class in solidarity have spent the last year insulting with their teachers, led by the taxpayers’ negotiators by telling budding campus radicals suddenly them to “go back to your masters” conversant with B.C. Teachers’ and get a couple of billion more. Federation talking points about “Bill Clearly? It was the BCTF that 22.” announced its work-to-rule plan for This left-wing groupthink the fall and then took the summer pervades the education system off. It was the BCTF that didn’t even from public schools through present its outrageous 16-per-cent taxpayer-supported colleges and wage demand until January, a full universities. 10 months after formal negotiations After a couple of generations began, and accompanied it with a of this indoctrination, almost false costing. everyone “knows” that government Orwellian? At a sparsely attended under-funding is at the heart of rally on the legislature lawn, local every school problem, standardized teachers’ union members marched

out their most strident tame trustee to demand the government “come to the table” with billions. One teacher in the crowd held up a large sign adorned with three mug shots: Premier Christy Clark, ex-premier Gordon Campbell and Benito Mussolini, to illustrate a multiplechoice question about “fascism.” This teacher should be assigned to write an essay about the Italian dictator’s formative years, and his schooling in particular. In Vancouver, a protesting teacher got big media play, holding up a sign proclaiming that “it’s not about a wage increase, it’s about classroom conditions.” This too is a lie. The BCTF trotted out its standard “children first” rhetoric, then tabled its breathtakingly out-of-touch benefit demands. It doesn’t take a math teacher to see what its $2 billion wage and benefit fantasy would actually do to classroom conditions. Abbott started out pretty keen about students and parents heading down to occupy their local school and replace striking teachers with volunteers for a couple of days. But he changed his tune after the support staff union started grumbling about parents colouring too close to their craft lines. One fight at a time, I guess. The next one will be over teacher performance assessment and the choke-hold of union seniority on school jobs. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Laying the groundwork Crews smooth out the concrete ground seal at a construction site on the corner of Cedar Hill X Road and Stamboul Street. The site, which used to house a laundromat and barbershop, will be the future home of a three-storey building that will house Vancity credit union, a medical practice and office space. Kyle Slavin/News staff

Readers respond: Pine beetle, deer management, Cedar Hill golf course, Ted Grant Forest health needs examination in mountain pine beetle context Re: Fight for our forests (News, Feb. 22) Let’s separate hyperbole from reality. On Aug. 10, 2010, then forests minister Pat Bell said the “pine beetle impact had been overstated.” On Jan. 21, 2011, chief forester Jim Snetsinger said beetle populations are “crashing,” and on Feb. 2, 2012, he said the infestation “… wasn’t as destructive as first feared.” Maybe this is because large-scale beetle epidemics historically reoccur about every 40 years – 1890s, 1930s, 1980s, and recently. They will occur again. It’s part of pine forests’ natural self-renewal. We must ensure our response to beetle outbreaks does not increase pine susceptibility. Diversity of tree species, ages, sizes and conditions is important – something large-scale clear-cut salvage logging eliminates. An ecological definition of forest health is needed. There are big differences between dead trees and dead forests. Forests managed for diversity and resiliency quickly recover from disturbances. Pure pine, and mixed pine forests cover about 20 per cent of B.C. forests. In mixed pine, tree mortality from beetles creates growing space for live trees, which accelerates growth of a future timber

supply, in 15 to 50 years. During the last decade about $1 billion of federal and provincial emergency funding was directed to this important matter. We need value for money – the critical issue is the value saved, not volumes at risk. In large beetle outbreaks, there are always more dead trees than markets can absorb. We can’t lose something we never had. Ray Travers Saanich

Loudest voices get the media’s attention on all the big issues Re: Farmers speak out on deer control (News, Feb. 29) The reporter is right: “One voice has risen above the others in the discussion on deer in the Capital Region” – the louder one. Coun. Judy Brownoff, in an unrelated statement, said that “two kinds of voices tend to predominate: the angriest and the most organized.” That’s exactly what happened at the CRD meeting last February on deer management. There were 17 speakers registered to speak in front of the planning, transportation and protective services committee, however it was only when the last three farmers (who got accepted to

speak at the last minute) took the stage that the CRD members and the media paid attention. Their voices were louder and more aggressive than all the other speakers, and they were united in sending the same strong message. In the end, the committee decided to give them high priority while practically ignoring most of the other contributions that were brought up at the meeting by concerned citizens. Among these topics was details of the “cull” method used, possible alternatives like signage and fencing, and ethical principles. The resulting one-sided reports from the media the next day triggered a surge of letters in support of the farmers – the message was the same: “Cull, cull, cull.” Again, the angriest and the loudest get the attention. I feel that the “deer problem” has been blown way out of proportion by these loud people and the media. Most normal people don’t have a real problem with the deer and go on with their lives without feeling the need to complain or write letters to the editor. People are inflating and manipulating the information in order to portray the situation as being much more serious than it really is. N. R. Spogliarich Saanich

Council’s golf course decision seems counterintuitive Re: Fee hike at Cedar Hill slices council vote (News, Feb. 24) Let me get this straight: yearly rounds have dropped from more than 80,000 a year to about 40,000 annually. And the explanation from Saanich is the downturn in the economy and competition from other golf courses is the reason. So, what do we do to meet the competition head-on? Council votes to increase fees and reduce access to the dwindling number of pass-holders. Increasing fees and reducing services will only drive the remaining loyal golfers away to make it completely unsustainable. Or is this the desired outcome? Is this a deliberate move to justify the conversion of this lovely area into housing developments? Bob Furber Saanich

Kudos to the News on the great Ted Grant feature Re: Silent observer (News, March 2) What a great article on photojournalist and Saanichite Ted Grant. More of the same, please! Kenji Fuse Saanich


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sheen in the nearby Gorge Waterway. “We have traced it back to a private home. We’re still looking for the source, but it looks like heating oil,” Ippen said. An older tank on the property could be leaking, but that has yet to be confirmed. “It’s just been a trickle flow. It’s more like a slow, very small leak. There may not have been a whole litre that’s come out yet,” Ippen said. Just a few hundred metres down the road on Adelaide Avenue, another home was the site of an oil spill in early February. There have been two other major spills in Saanich in recent months. On Feb. 23, an estimated 630 litres of home heating oil spilled into the Colquitz River. On Nov. 25, more than 1,000 litres leaked into the Colquitz. In the most recent incident, the homeowner has been fully co-operative with the municipality and the Ministry of Environment’s environmental emergency program, Ippen said. kslavin@saanichnews.com

UVic parkade, athletics centre open houses begin this week The first of three open houses for the public to provide input on the University of Victoria’s proposed athletics centre and parkade will be held tomorrow (Thursday, March 8). Neighbours and interested residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the project’s design options, as well as the plans for traffic management. The open house runs 5 to 8 p.m. at Lambrick Park secondary (4139 Torquay Dr.). Subsequent open houses are planned for Saturday, March 10 (3703 St. Aidan’s St., noon to 3 p.m.) and Wednesday, March 14 (2494 Arbutus Rd., 4 to 8 p.m.). For more information on the project or to provide feedback online, visit uvic.ca/ carsa. kslavin@saanichnews.com


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Firefighters turn back the clock for a little soul rock Dance aids hospital ward A tradition at the Saanich fire department officially turns 10 this month, but its roots can be traced back to the 1950s. Rock and Roll for Little Souls, a dance organized by the Saanich Firefighters Charitable Foundation, takes place at Pearkes recreation centre March 17. There’s a new twist on the dance this year with the addition of a classic car show in the same location. The car show runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 16, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 17. Entry is by a minimum $5 donation. Drag racer Damian Cownden will be on hand to sign autographs. The band Rukus, playing ’50s classics, takes the stage on Saturday night (March 17). Rumour has it Elvis will make an appearance later on during the dance, and there will be a contest for best 1950s costumes. Tickets cost $20 and are available in person at Westshore Centre March 9 and 10, online at www.rockforlittlesouls.com or by phone at 250-216-5353. Rock and Roll for Little Souls has generated $250,000 in support of Greater Victoria pediatric wards since its inception a decade ago. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 toward the cause.

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for a year at the Mariner’s Village marina. Phase 1 of the multi-phase Mariner’s Village oceanfront development was completed in last month, with Phase 2 – dubbed Merchant’s Landing – moving ahead on schedule. Expected to break ground this spring and be completed in two years, Merchant’s Landing will offer a balance of retailers, medical and retail services, plus a 120-slip marina, restaurants and office space for local businesses. A unique seaside living concept that embraces its natural setting overlooking Sooke Harbour and Olympic Mountains, Navigator’s Pointe offers resort-style living, including VIP and property management service. “This is a momentous occasion for all of us here at Mariner’s Village,” Barrie says. “The completion of Navigator’s Pointe is the first major milestone in the project, and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome the first residents to their new homes. homes.” wnhomes, With 33 condominiums and 16 townhomes, ase ses s off Navigator’s Pointe is the first of eight phases eve velo lopm pmen ent; t; this Built Green, mixed-use town centre development; Phase 1 also included the installation of all water, the si s te.  sewer, electric and road infrastructure for th site.

West Coast living and design at its finest With its prominent location on the Sooke shoreline, Mariner’s Village will be a development that both reflects and enhances its West Coast setting. esigned by architect Ivica Marinic, from Omicron Canada, the contemporary West Coast-style Mariner’s Village development will be an anchor tenant on a re-oriented Sooke town centre, intended to evoke an extension of the adjacent marina and pay homage to the culture and maritime heritage of Sooke. This West Coast theme continues throughout the design of the condominiums, townhomes and commercial phase of the development. Visitors will notice the stri r king g pol o is i h striking polished cedar masts extending beyond the roofline on the Navigator’s Pointe condominium building, and curved balconies evoking the sails of a

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mariner’s turn-of-the-century schooner. The concrete and wood frame building also sports angular roof lines, natural cladding, Hardie board siding and stone accents. Sustainability initiatives and Green Built techniques have been incorporated throughout Navigator’s Pointe, including efficient mechanical systems and appliances, locally harvested and milled wood, and recycled products. Most of the workers are also local, with Phase 2 expected to employ about 270 people. A commitment to zero waste has resulted in waste products being separated and recycled for a variety of uses, including the donation of waste lumber to the local high school for student projects, tree chipping onsite to provide mulch for landscaping, and screening of soils for re-use in planting beds. Building layouts and design take ad-

vantage of the elevation change down to the beach to enhance views within and through the site. Buildings will vary in height from two to eight stories, as they step down the slope, providing dramatic ocean and mountain views. In addition, a five-metre-wide rightof-way has been designated along the length of the north property line, providing an unobstructed view corridor from the main road to the ocean, and affording panoramic vistas for residents from Navigator’s Pointe balconies. While Condor Properties’ Mike Barrie is one of the project’s developers, he’s also a resident. Spearheaded by Barrie and Rick Quigley, Condor Properties is a modern-minded development company committed to making a difference by building vibrant residential and commercial communities with a focus on sustainability. 

The Essentials WHAT: Grand opening of Mariner’s Village development in Sooke, including the Navigator’s Pointe condos and townhouses. WHEN: From 11am to 4pm Sat, March 10.. e.c .cca; Information: www.marinersvillage.ca; 778-425-0047; or by email at info@marinersvillage.ca

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for a year at the Mariner’s Village marina. Phase 1 of the multi-phase Mariner’s Village oceanfront development was completed in last month, with Phase 2 – dubbed Merchant’s Landing – moving ahead on schedule. Expected to break ground this spring and be completed in two years, Merchant’s Landing will offer a balance of retailers, medical and retail services, plus a 120-slip marina, restaurants and office space for local businesses. A unique seaside living concept that embraces its natural setting overlooking Sooke Harbour and Olympic Mountains, Navigator’s Pointe offers resort-style living, including VIP and property management service. “This is a momentous occasion for all of us here at Mariner’s Village,” Barrie says. “The completion of Navigator’s Pointe is the first major milestone in the project, and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome the first residents to their new homes. homes.” wnhomes, With 33 condominiums and 16 townhomes, ase ses s off Navigator’s Pointe is the first of eight phases eve velo lopm pmen ent; t; this Built Green, mixed-use town centre development; Phase 1 also included the installation of all water, the si s te.  sewer, electric and road infrastructure for th site.

West Coast living and design at its finest With its prominent location on the Sooke shoreline, Mariner’s Village will be a development that both reflects and enhances its West Coast setting. esigned by architect Ivica Marinic, from Omicron Canada, the contemporary West Coast-style Mariner’s Village development will be an anchor tenant on a re-oriented Sooke town centre, intended to evoke an extension of the adjacent marina and pay homage to the culture and maritime heritage of Sooke. This West Coast theme continues throughout the design of the condominiums, townhomes and commercial phase of the development. Visitors will notice the stri r king g pol o is i h striking polished cedar masts extending beyond the roofline on the Navigator’s Pointe condominium building, and curved balconies evoking the sails of a

D “The con concept driving the Mariner’s Village development is to create a lively mixed-use m ixed- space where Sooke residents can come together and celebrate ttheir unique seaside community,” – Mike Barrie

mariner’s turn-of-the-century schooner. The concrete and wood frame building also sports angular roof lines, natural cladding, Hardie board siding and stone accents. Sustainability initiatives and Green Built techniques have been incorporated throughout Navigator’s Pointe, including efficient mechanical systems and appliances, locally harvested and milled wood, and recycled products. Most of the workers are also local, with Phase 2 expected to employ about 270 people. A commitment to zero waste has resulted in waste products being separated and recycled for a variety of uses, including the donation of waste lumber to the local high school for student projects, tree chipping onsite to provide mulch for landscaping, and screening of soils for re-use in planting beds. Building layouts and design take ad-

vantage of the elevation change down to the beach to enhance views within and through the site. Buildings will vary in height from two to eight stories, as they step down the slope, providing dramatic ocean and mountain views. In addition, a five-metre-wide rightof-way has been designated along the length of the north property line, providing an unobstructed view corridor from the main road to the ocean, and affording panoramic vistas for residents from Navigator’s Pointe balconies. While Condor Properties’ Mike Barrie is one of the project’s developers, he’s also a resident. Spearheaded by Barrie and Rick Quigley, Condor Properties is a modern-minded development company committed to making a difference by building vibrant residential and commercial communities with a focus on sustainability. 

The Essentials WHAT: Grand opening of Mariner’s Village development in Sooke, including the Navigator’s Pointe condos and townhouses. WHEN: From 11am to 4pm Sat, March 10.. e.c .cca; Information: www.marinersvillage.ca; 778-425-0047; or by email at info@marinersvillage.ca

Did you know? ? Expected to be complete in 2020, err’s the $300-million, mixed-use Mariner’s Village waterfront development overlooking the Sooke Basin will include 110,000 square feet of commercial space, 30,000 square feet of offices and 370 condominiums and townhomes.

“I want to be a part of the community that we’re helping to transform. This isn’t just a project; this is a life’s work.” – Mike Barrie

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Musicians Chris Frye, left, and Brooke Maxwell will perform at this weekend’s Victoria French Fest. co-founder and performer Ben Labarouette takes the McPherson stage with his Dream Circus act. For event details, visit www.francocentre.com or call 250-388-7350. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Ukulele fest buoys spirits of cancer survivor News staff

Victor Gim met one of his favourite musicians last weekend, and it may just have been what the doctor ordered, say his friends and family. Gim, a 16-year-old from Saanich, was really looking forward to jamming with his ukulele mentor, Aldrine Guerrero, at the Victoria Ukulele Festival, which wrapped up Tuesday. Gim was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer last May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole thing is to boost his spirit,â&#x20AC;? said Gimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom, Eunyoung Lee, before the festival. The Grade 11 Mount Douglas secondary school student, whose eyesight and right arm and hand have been impacted by the tumour, is currently being treated with a second round of chemotherapy. Through it all, he has found joy and strength in playing his treasured ukulele, which he first picked up in Grade 4. Gim continues to play with the Greater Victoria

School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Ukuleles A program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He truly believes ukulele can make the whole world happier,â&#x20AC;? said Lee. Her son was thrilled at the chance to jam with Guerrero, who flew in from Hawaii to star in the festival, sponsored by Island Ukuleles and Larsen Music. The event is also a thank-you to those who have supported Gim through his ordeal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story of a teenage boy struggling with brain cancer ... but I also think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a testament to watch how (his friends and fellow ukulele musicians) have come together to help Victor,â&#x20AC;? said Island Ukuleles music director Tina Horwood. Festival proceeds will help cover Gimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rehabilitation expenses, Guerreroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travel costs and support the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association. Donations can also be made to a trust account that has been set up for the Saanich teen at the Mayfair Shopping Centre CIBC branch. Cheques can be made payable to the Gim Family Trust. emccracken@vicnews.com

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The tricky thing about teaching a course on relatively unknown artists, he says, is finding background materials. “When you research these women, very often you find a complete lack of information. By comparison, there’s plenty of books on male painters of the era, but if you start looking around for other names, it’s not easy to get hold of a large catalogue, resumé, or a coffee table book with a wealth of colour reproductions.” Notable artists such as Emily Carr and Georgia O’Keefe are also covered by the course. Both have distinctive styles that continue to captivate art lovers, unlike some of more overshadowed painters being featured, such as Vanessa Bell (last week’s subject), Alice Neil and Joan Mitchell. VCA grad Deirdre Kelly, who is enrolled in Peregal’s class, is interested in the modernist movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. She was keen to broaden her knowledge of the work of women artists, as it relates to her own painting. “I have been interested in people like Emily Carr, but who else was there?” she asks. “I’ll be doing my own research afterward on the topic.” The college offers the classes in six- or 12-week packages. For more information on the course or any other college offerings, visit www.vca.ca or call 250-598-5422. editor@oakbaynews.com

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With the world celebrating International Women’s Day this week, the timing of a new course at the Victoria College of Art is rather impeccable. Great Women Painters of the 20th Century, entering its third week of class today (March 7), is the brainchild of instructor Paul Peregal. A teacher of modern-era painting technique and history at the college, he chose the subject matter as a way to shed light on a largely under-acknowledged area of the arts world. “What was happening in my classes was that I would include the vast majority of masters of the 20th century, and they were men, but there were many women also (in that era) who weren’t getting quite the coverage that they should have,” he says. “A lot of my students asked me to present more women.” Peregal touches on a different artist or group of painters each week. Among his subjects are early 20th century artist Pegi Nicol McLeod. She was an award-winning

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Paul Peregal, left, an instructor at the Victoria College of Art, is teaching a course on Great Women Painters of the 20th century. Students Deidre Kelly, centre, and Nancy Murphy work on projects for the class behind him. painter in her time, Peregal notes, and gained notoriety through her association with the National Gallery in Ottawa. “She died tragically at 45 in New York and with the exception of a memorial show (well after her death), she drifted into obscurity,”

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V-Day Langford discussion Wrenna Robertson, author of I’ll Show you Mine, will be giving her presentation, The Constructed Vulva, followed by discussion led by Thea Cacchioni, Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria. The talk is meant to raise awareness about women’s issues while working to stop violence against women and girls and raise funds the Stopping the Violence Against Women program. It happens at the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, 345 Wale Rd., Langford. March 9 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m. Suggested donation $10. For more information contact vdaylangford@gmail.com.

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Oswald, Scott MacInnes and Eugene Dowling, musicians from Vancouver Island’s important musical institutions including the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Island Symphony, the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, and the University of Victoria School of Music. Last fall the Pinnacle Brass Quintet recorded its first album entitled The Earth Shall Ring! and launched it at a Christmas concert that featured local tenor Ken Lavigne. The album can now be found at Pinnacle Brass Quintet shows, or on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. Tickets at the door or in advance for $10 for students and $20 for general admission. llavin@vicnews.com

The Pinnacle Brass Quintet in concert The Church of St. John the Divine will once again host the Pinnacle Brass, Victoria’s professional brass quintet, on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature music inspired by motion. The performance will include music by Susato, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Piazzolla and Horovitz to get your toes tapping and lift you out of your seat as the group plays everything from tangos to marches. The Pinnacle Brass Quintet was formed in 2009 and is made up of John Ellis, Matt McCrady, Mike

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All fair in love and murder Peninsula Players present Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. Is all fair in love – even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspenseful comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson motor inn. Performances at the Berwick Auditorium are March 9-11. Tickets are $15. Get your tickets online at www.peninsulaplayers.bc.ca.

String quartet celebrates in song UVic Faculty Chamber Music Series presents the Lafayette String Quartet March 10 at 8 p.m. The quartet is celebrating 20 years at UVic with their school of music colleagues. The program will include Saint-Saëns with Septet, Op. 65, Prokofiev with Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34, David Baker with Sonata for Tuba and String Quartet and some surprises. Tickets may be reserved at the University Centre Box Office (250-721-8480) 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday or online at www.tickets. uvic.ca/tickets. Tickets also available at the door. Advanced tickets, $17.50 and $13.50, are recommended.

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Put your best foot forward to find a cure for MS By Jennifer Blyth Next month, Liz Carr, her friends, family, co-workers and other teammates will join hundreds of other Victorians putting their best foot forward in the fight against MS. It will be the first MS Walk for Carr, 33, who was diagnosed last year with multiple sclerosis, but she looks forward to the ability to aid those living with MS and the organization that Liz Carr supports them. The Kelsey’s restaurant manager and mother of two busy boys has engaged her enthusiastic co-workers and customers in her fundraising efforts. And, because she enjoys being active, participating in the walk just made sense. “We were doing some fundraising at the restaurant and I wanted to do something that was close to me,” Carr explains. So, between March 15 and April 15, for every plate of natchos ordered at Kelsey’s, $1 will go to MS. For those whose tastes lean to a different menu item, guests can choose to add a donation to their bill, Carr says. Kelsey’s Victoria staff aren’t the only ones participating; Kelsey’s Nanaimo is also fully behind the efforts. “It’s building activity for a great team team-building

the workplace. As soon as I started planning a few fundraising events back in September, everyone here said, ‘Anything to help.’ They’re so excited.” Carr is also keen to support the work of the local MS Society, which has offered invaluable support as she charts her way through her diagnosis. “I didn’t step foot into the society office until October – I wasn’t ready to – but then I had a bit of an ephiphany while I was there. They make you feel so comfortable when you just don’t feel comfortable,” Carr explains. Whether it’s the wealth of information in the office’s library or the affordable physiotherapy offered, “they’re just so welcoming. That’s a big part of why I am so positive; I don’t know where I would be without them.” A complex, unpredictable neurological disease most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, multiple sclerosis affects vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility; its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime, notes the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, a completely self-funded non-profit organization. Researchers funded by the MS Society are also working to develop new and better treatments for the estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians affected by MS, while here in Victoria, as in

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communities across Canada, volunteers and staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources. In addition to raising much-needed funds, events such as the MS Walk also offer hope and support to those living with MS and their families. Participants can choose between 3km and 6km routes for those walking or using wheelchairs or scooters, and a 9km route for runners. The fun gets under way at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15 at Willows Beach Park in Oak Bay. Walk-day check-in is at 8:30 a.m. but early check-in is also available Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MS Society office, 1004 North Park St. More than 750 participants are expected to participate, celebrating the camaraderie, support and the incredible fundraising efforts of all involved.

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“To have so many people coming together, all with a close connection to MS, the atmosphere at the event is just electric,” says Tracey Gibson, Manager of Development of the South Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada. “And as more and more people arrive at the park and the excitement builds, the collective feeling is that ‘We can do this together; each step we take makes a difference.’” As a way to wrap up the spring fundraising campaign, visit Carr and her MS Walk team at Kelsey’s April 16 for Kelsey’s Kicks Back Night, a post-walk celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. when 10 per cent of sales will go to the MS Society. Guests will also enjoy the opportunity to win a host of draw-prizes donated by local businesses, she notes. Lace up for someone you love – visit www.mswalks.ca

✦ This spring, more than 6,000 Scotiabank MS Walk participants will gather in communities across BC and Yukon to raise funds for research and to enhance the quality of life for those with MS. ✦ Here in Victoria, join the walk Sunday, April 15 at Willows Beach Park. ✦ MS affects three times as many women as men. Lend your support on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 & 12, by participating in the MS Society’s annual Carnation Campaign. ✦ Put your pedals to work for MS with the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape, July 7 & 8, and enjoy a carefree weekend exploring the region’s wineries, artisans, cuisine and breathtaking scenery. ✦ Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. ✦ MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada; every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. ✦ For more information, visit www.MSsociety.ca WHAT: 2012 Victoria Scotiabank MS Walk, Sunday, April 15; Choose a 3km, 6km or 9km route, all wheelchair/scooter accessible. Dogs on leashes welcome. WHERE: Willows Beach Park (Beach Drive at Dalhousie). HOW: Register at: 250-3886496; for more information, visit www.mswalks.ca NEXT UP: May is MS Awareness Month. Watch for the MS Carnation Campaign, just before Mother’s Day, when the sale of carnations funds MS research and services.

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Olympian Adam Kreek is on a mission to put more people in human-powered boats, even if it means motivating them one at a time.

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Adam Kreek aims for Guinness record Travis Paterson News staff

When Adam Kreek first applied to set the record for the world’s largest rowing class he was told the number he needed to break was 165. Kreek, the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning rower, got approval by the administrators from Guinness World Records to try and break a record set in 2008 by an eager class of students on rowing machines in Amsterdam, Netherlands. But then, just last weekend, a wrinkle in this Friday’s world-record attempt was discovered by co-organizer Eric Pittman. “There has been an addition of drama to the event,” Pittman said. “A Swiss group just broke the record on Jan. 27 with 191. We just

Peterson brothers hope to haunt Cougars in semifinal

found that out on March 3, and it’s a good thing we found out.” Friday’s attempt by Kreek, with help from the Go Rowing and Paddling Association, will hold a rowing class on the Gorge Waterway between the Selkirk Trestle bridge and the Bay Street Bridge. “The goal is to get more people into human powered boats,” Kreek said. “It’s something I came up with that I thought would be really exciting for the kids.” The record-size class is meant to promote awareness among youth about rowing as a sport and recreation activity, as well as emphasizing healthy living. It coincides with Saturday afternoon’s Victoria Paddle Festival, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the walkway and in the waters next to the Delta Ocean Point Hotel and the Songhees Walkway and Park. Kreek has about 180 kids booked to come out from local rowing and paddling groups. The class is also open to the public.

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Perhaps it seemed a little too easy for the Victoria Cougars on Sunday. After jumping to a 3-0 lead and outshooting the Kerry Park Islanders 19-5 in the first period, the Cougars barely hung on to a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League semifinals. “We took the foot off the gas pedal for the last 40 minutes,” said coach Mark Van Helvoirt.

When & Where ■ GO Rowing and Paddling Centre at the Selkirk Waterfront, 45 Jutland Rd. 4 p.m. Friday (March 9). ■ What you need: A row boat, or anything you can row; listening skills; warm clothes; patience (to be sure everyone is counted).

“If people want to participate they can bring down their own recreational rowing shells. We’ll have counters there. We have to be together as a class for one hour to pass as a record.” This isn’t the first time Kreek’s come up with a publicity idea for the sport of rowing. It was Kreek’s idea to have the Olympic torch relay cross Elk Lake during its path through Victoria for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancou-

“We weren’t good enough, especially in the last two minutes. We can’t lack aggressiveness.” It was in those final minutes that the Islanders blitzed the Cougars, and forward Jake Newman scored with the goalie pulled for an extra attacker. Just minutes before, the Islanders’ Kyle Peterson nearly scored when he tipped a centering pass off the post behind Cougars goalie Bryce Halverson. The game also featured a one-sided

ver. The torch was passed from Kreek’s boat of gold medal winners to a group of select kids who represented the future of Canadian athletics. “Events like this are really important for global stewardship and alignment,” Kreek said. “Just by coming out, kids will be taking part in something on a global scale, and knowing they’re the best at something gives them something to build self-esteem around. All of a sudden a switch flicks in their minds that ‘Hey, I’m not just part of the biggest class in the world, but that I’m part of the world,’ and it creates awareness.” Since winning gold in Beijing, Kreek has transitioned to a career of motivational speaking. He’s also drawn to adventure. In December, he and three others plan to row across the Atlantic Ocean, the latest O.A.R. Northwest expedition. Their boat is 29 feet long, rigged for two rowers at a time, and is the

penalty ratio, as the Islanders took 54 penalty minutes to the Cougars’ 10. Still, being shorthanded wasn’t enough to deter the IIslanders, who feature some of the VIJHL’s most skilled forwards in the Peterson brothers, Cole and Kyle. Though the Petersons didn’t tally any points in Game 1, the former Peninsula Panthers are omnipresent whenever they skate against the Cougars. The brothers had a combined 27 points in 13 games during the Pan-

most “technically advanced” row boat in the world, with a massive solar panel on the bow. It will be on display during this weekend’s paddling festival.

The business of Guinness Setting a world record means filing a pile of applications with Guinness World Records ahead of time, and executing the event according to specific standards. “We have to launch all our boats and be (together) as a group for at least an hour,” Kreek said. In 2007, Pittman thumbed through the Guinness World Records and found “a silly one I knew I could achieve to help publicize my book.” It took Pittman six months to learn to scuba dive, but until 2009, he held the record for the largest underwater press conference. “We ended up being 61 people under the water at Ogden Point.” sports@vicnews.com thers’ run to the VIJHL championshp last year, defeating the Cougars in the final. “We were just getting too frustrated,” Cole Peterson said. “We were down 3-0 and all it took was hard work to get back in it.” After playing Game 2 in Mill Bay on Tuesday, Game 3 is Thursday at Archie Browning arena, 7:15 p.m. Game 2 between Saanich and Peninsula is tonight at Pearkes arena, 7:30 p.m. Full story at vicnews.com. sports@vicnews.com


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Malhotra joins summer camp Add Vancouver Canucks player Manny Malhotra to the list of guest coaches who’ll be on hand at Ryan O’Byrne’s Charity Camp. The five day hockey camp is for girls and boys aged 9 to 12 years old, and takes place at the Ian Stewart Complex the first week of August. Malhotra stated his commitment with a 15-second iPhone video uploaded to YouTube on Monday. The faceoff specialist has strong ties to Victoria through his wife Joann Malhotra (Nash), the former UVic Vikes soccer star, and sister of NBA superstar Steve Nash. Malhotra joins the list of guest NHLers at O’Byrne’s (Colorado) camp with Jamie Benn (Dallas), Matt Pettinger (Germany) and Clayton Stoner (Minnesota). sports@vicnews.com

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were the toast of the Island. (Cabral) was the one piece the team needed, Graves said. “She brought it all together. She plays 40 minutes a game.” The Mount Douglas Rams lost their wild card game against the Terry Fox Ravens last week, ending their chance at provincials.

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Seven up UBC-Okanagan Heat rugby player Madeleine Reeves, left, anticipates tackling UVic Vikes ball-carrier Ruth Dyck with Vike Kaitlyn Cumming supporting. The National Invitational University Sevens Rugby Championship took place at Bear Mountain Stadium-City Centre Park in Langford with the UVic Vikes’ No. 2 women’s team and the Vikes’ men’s team finishing third.

When Claremont Spartans senior basketball coach Kim Graves walked into the junior and senior tryouts this year, she stumbled on a little surprise named Haley Cabral. Now the senior team walk-on, who moved here from Alberta in the off-season, is part of the Spartans’ dynasty, having helped the team win its fourth straight Island championship last week. Starting today (March 7) the Spartans are at the AAA girls’ B.C. championship at Capilano University in North Vancouver. The Spartans open the tourney against the Gleneagle Talons while the Oak Bay Breakers play the Argyle Pipers. For the past three seasons the Spartans were anchored at provincials by point guard Shaylyn

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Haley Cabral is a “key piece” of the Spartans. Crisp, now of the UVic Vikes. Sliding into that role, albeit unexpectedly, is Cabral. And as a Grade 10, she too has a chance to make three provincial appearances. “Going into tryouts I had no idea Cabral was here,” Graves said. “I saw her and was like, ‘Oh wow.’” Nor did Cabral have any idea the Spartans’

Bays take Islands The Oak Bay Bays are headed to the AAA boys’ B.C. championship as the Island’s top seed. Kaz Kobayashi scored 21 points and Mat Hampton had 20 as the Bays edged the Belmont Bulldogs 68-60 in the final. The Bulldogs upset the Mount Douglas Rams on Day 2 of the Islands, 76-66, and will attend the boys’ provincials with Oak Bay and Mount Doug, March 13 to 17. sports@vicnews.com

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LICENSED HD Mechanic & Class 1 Drivers, required for full-time work with construction company in west-central Alberta. Wage based on experience. Fax resume 780-5393536.

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MONSTER Industries, a rapidly growing construction and maintenance company servicing northwestern B.C., in now accepting resumes for the following positions: Certified “B” and “A” level welders with fabrication experience, Certified CWB all-position welders and Certified Millwrights. Please send resume with attached cover letter to office@monsterindustries.ca. Unfortunately we are not accepting applications for laborers at this time.

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km west of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33$37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Office), 780846-2241 (Fax).

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING PRIVATE VOICE lessons avail., all styles & ages welcome. Learn to sing with good technique & confidence. Call Catherine 250-595-6890.

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TILLICUM- 3 bdrms, 1 bath basement suite, big yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes hydro. Call (250)920-6282.

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SUITES, LOWER

KIRBY VACUUM, bought $2500 selling for $800 never used. (250)652-4690.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

VICTORIA DOWNTOWN: Near Cook St. village, new 2 bdrm house stainless 5 apls prvt fenced yard pet ok N/S Mar 1st $1400. 250-383-8800

STORAGE APARTMENT/CONDO

FISCAL YEAR-END Stock Reduction Sale! New & Used & Estate Home Furnishings, Mattresses, Tools & Hdwe. Great Selection, Low Prices! 5Pc Dinettes from $99., LazyBoy Recliners $149., Mattresses, All Sizes from $99., All Leather or MicroFibre Reclining Loveseat & Chair $799. Much More! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. We Buy, Sell, Trade. buyandsave.ca

BY OWNER, 2 bdrm condo on (Burnside Rd.), priv & quiet, +45, small pet ok. Must see! $219,900. Call 250-385-3547.

Must Sell (Ltd.) Will deal. 24x36, 39x57, 60x100. 40 yr paint (Steel Bldgs). Pro-Rated freight to site. Erection Avail. Source# 1OC 866-609-4321

RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDOS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

HIGH QUADRA: 3 bdrm main. $1500 + 1/2 utils. NS/NP. Avail. now. (250)884-3180.

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JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Must Sell, $200. Call 250-361-0052.

METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

GORDON HEAD. Large 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, deck + 2-bdrm in-law suite, workshop. 2 F/P NS/NP. $2200. (250)477-6541

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

New & Used Food Services Equipment. March 17 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

PETS

HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION

BRENTWOOD BAY- bright 4 bdrm, walk to all schools bus etc, lrg fenced yrd. NS/NP. Refs. $1700.+ utils. Call (250)652-1432.

TEAK HUTCH, $550 and teak table $150 or both $600. Bookcase $35. (250)385-3547

PETS

CARS 2008 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 door, auto, top of the line & fully loaded including rare power sunroof option. Babied by 1 owner, garage kept, hwy commuter (76k). Dealer maintained. Burgundy with factory 5 spoke alloy wheels & a set of winters tires on steel rims. Full power-train warranty until Dec. 20 2012. $15,750 o.b.o. 250-466-4156

BRENTWOOD: 3-BDRM, 2 bath, large yard. $1600. + utilities. Avail Apr. 1st. 250479-0275 cumpelik@shaw.ca

FURNITURE

ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

AUTO FINANCING FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca

HOMES FOR RENT

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TRANSPORTATION

COTTAGES

SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.

ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

TRANSPORTATION

SIDNEY CHARMING garden cottage, sea view & beach access on bus route to Sidney & Victoria, near ferries & airport. Totally reno’d, with beautiful fir floors, 1 bdrm (fits queen or smaller), 1 bath (shower, no tub), open kitchen/dining & living area, 4 appliances, off street prkg. $1000. NP/NS. Opportunity to garden. Long term preferred. 250-656-3003.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

DRYWALL

GARDENING

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

ANOTHER LAWN SEASON! Replace it with a beautiful Garden or Patio. 30 yrs exp. web.me.com/rodkeays Call 250-858-3564.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX 250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920. DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CLEANING SERVICES BUY 2 get 1 FREE CLEANING! Lnsd/Insur. Refs. PureShine-Cleaning.com 250-6616927 CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 EAST COAST CLEANER Residential, Commercial and Post-Construction. Quality cleaning guaranteed. Call Today! 250-812-8722

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

DRAFTING & DESIGN DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

LANDSCAPE & TREE Fruit/hedges/pruning. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465. OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, interior/exterior concrete. 250-588-3744.

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CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.

FENCING

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

CONTRACTORS

Lucia Salazar, LHT Fully insured Tel: (250) 382-9565 http://passionforgardening .blogspot.com

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

FURNITURE REFINISHING

A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.

Blooms For All Seasons Garden & flower design Garden bed maintenance Pruning Real Estate staging Container design Seasonal clean-ups

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858.

SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

COMPUTER SERVICES

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AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129 J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Spring cleanup, tree & hedge pruning. 23yrs exp. WCB.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SUMMIT IRRIGATION. Highly Respected Van company now in Victoria! Pro Irrigation & Water Services. 250-883-1041

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

I’VE GOT a truck. I can haul. Reasonable rates, so call. Phil 250-595-3712.

AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471 - 250-882-5181

YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

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#1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. lalondejeff62@yahoo.ca $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

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PAINTING ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

MOVING & STORAGE

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs.

HANDYPERSONS Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com QUALITY WORK. All Renos & Repairs. Decks, Suites, Drywall, Painting. 250-818-7977. SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CAPTAIN JUNK. Free est. Satisfaction guar. Same day removal. Call 250-813-1555. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-590-2929, 250-812-3213.

WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

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A FOOT IN THE DOOR CFB Esquimalt first and only military base in Canada to host unique Federal Internship for Newcomers program Erin McCracken News staff

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fter a year spent pounding the pavement in the frustrating hunt for steady work, Isaac Rosas Bermuduz got his big break with a good news email and phone call from CFB Esquimalt. Rosas Bermuduz and his wife were overcome with emotion. “A great relief, let me tell you,” Rosas Bermuduz said of securing casual administrative employment at the base’s Fleet Maintenance Facility. “I immediately called my wife. We started crying. It was a great blessing.” The Victoria resident, who arrived from Vera Cruz, Mexico almost six years ago, was one of two newcomers to Canada hired last October as part of the new Federal Internship for Newcomers program. CFB Esquimalt is the first and only Canadian military base to try the program, spearheaded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in Ottawa. The base found its candidates through the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, which helps immigrants,

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Isaac Rosas Bermuduz

Etsuko Shibata, from Japan, goes over travel claims with civilian defence project leader Greg Eyre in the administrative services department of the Fleet Maintenance Facility at CFB Esquimalt. Shibata was hired on as a casual worker through the new Federal Internship for Newcomers program last fall. CFB Esquimalt is the first Canadian military base to hire through the program.

refugees, new Canadian citizens and visible minorities with everything from settling in society to finding work. The internship allowed Etsuko Shibata to leave behind her retail job in Victoria and return to the office administration field she enjoyed before moving from Nagoya, Japan eight years ago. Today, she processes some of the 1,500 travel claims generated annually by some of the 1,200 civilians at the maintenance facility. “Before I had experience, but employers are looking for local experience in Canada,” Shibata said. The interns have exceeded

their employer’s expectations. “They want to be here. For us it’s been the cream of the crop,” said Peggy Maher, administrative services supervisor at the Fleet Maintenance Facility. “We went into it thinking, ‘Well, we’ll see what happens,’ but I would encourage any (federal department) to go for it,” the Saanich resident said. “If this is what the program is, I’d be willing to do it again and again and again.” In September up to four more interns may be hired to work at the base in such fields as computer science and logistics. “It’s just a very good success story for us to say we can do

this again,” said Margot Cutcher, the West Coast navy’s human resources business manager. “It’s been such a win-win in that it showed us that newcomers with some work experience and opportunity can thrive in our workplace, and at the same time it feels good to give someone some work experience.” It is also important for the Department of National Defence to be a diverse workplace. “We have to reflect the Canadian population so this is an important piece of that,” Cutcher said. Though his internship will come to an end in early May, Rosas Bermuduz is optimistic

about the future, having gained in-depth experience in records management and specialized computer training. “With the programs that we’re learning, the cross-cultural training that we have, certainly some letters of reference and the contacts and networking, it’s a different standpoint from where I was before,” he said. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Negotiated teacher settlement looks bleak Extended spring break Continued from Page A1

The likelihood of seeing change and reaching a deal is virtually non-existent, according to local arbitrator and wage referee Ken Thornicroft. “I would never say never, but in this case, I’m going to say never,” said Thornicroft, also a professor of labour relations and business law in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. “There is no deal to be done here. It’s going to head to a legislated outcome.” Thornicroft isn’t at all surprised by the BCTF and the province’s inability to reach

a negotiated deal, given the last two decades of bargaining history, he said. The only time the two parties reached a deal was when the government opened the vault in hopes of avoiding any labour disputes during the Olympic Games – an outcome he just doesn’t see happening this time around. Thornicroft poses a bigger question that reaches beyond the current dispute: why would post-secondary students enter education in such an uncertain labour market? “There aren’t positions for every education graduate and that’s a problem,” he said. “I would be much more concerned about that than the

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Gordon Head and Commonwealth Place recreation centres. There was a wait list for registration at Gordon Head, but spaces became available. As of Monday some vacancies remained. “Parents were finding alternatives so they were pulling off of the list,” said Charlene Parker, manager of Gordon Head Recreation Centre. “Most parents seemed to be pretty organized. They’re not in a panic, but they’re making a good use of the time.” As for the potential of a one-day strike next week – parents will have at least two days notice before another walkout occurs. nnorth@saanichnews.com

follows teacher strike Despite time lost over a provincewide three-day teacher walkout, the Greater Victoria School District will follow through with plans to hold spring break between March 12 and 23. “The strike is a different issue completely,” superintendent John Gaiptman said. The district calendar was set in September and since that time teachers have worked additional hours to compensate for the additional five days without classes. “The students are getting the same amount of (instructional) minutes as students in districts with one-week spring breaks, so the loss is the same,” he added. Schools in the Saanich School District will also remain open during the strike. Spring break for that district, which covers schools from the north side of Saanich all the way up the Peninsula, runs one-week, from March 19 through 23. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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BAKERY

LOCALPORTOFINO BAKERY

Gluten Free Cookies 2 Var.

4

26 8’s

ay Same Dry Delive 250-477-6513 Mon-Fri Excluding Holidays

340 g

300 g

each

GROCERIES ER

WN OUR O D! EXTRA LEAN GRIN

Pork Chops

per 100 g

266

Asst .

POST

Energy Drink

Grapenuts Cereal

346

+ dep. 250 ml

680 g

TWININGS

NUTELLA

Tea

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

296

5

20’s

Squeeze Honey

Fruit

500 g 680-900

Asst.

1

56 398 ml

IVORY

TIM TAM

Liquid Dish Soap

Cookies

196

709 ml

3 Flav.

12 Grain Bread

56

4

NATURAL & ORGANIC N

DEL MONTE

3

Assorted 330-390 g

725 g

NORTHERN GOLD

96

Ristorante Thin Crust Pizza

86

276

HOLY CRAP & SKINNY B

Breakfast Cereal 225 g

175-200 g

COMPLIMENTS

COUNTRY HARVEST

2

Asst.

DR. OETKER

RED RAVE

76¢

per 100 g

FRESH

426

per 100 g

Pizza Pretzels

2 46 1

Boneless

86¢

Brownies & Macaroons

per 100 g

66 per5.86lbkg

Stilton

Vanilla Plus Yogurt

86

Pork Shoulder Roast

Roasted Root Vegetables

BENNY’S BAGELS

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Trim

TIC & ANTIBIONE FREE O HORM

ENGLISH BLUE

TWO-BITE

OCEAN WISE

Weather Permitting

per lb 2.12 kg

per 100 g

Mozzarella Cheese

MEAT AT

Snapper Fillets

2

ARBUTUS RIDGE FARMS

LOCAL

LOCAL PARADISE ISLAND

ISLAND FARMS

96

Cooked in store

DAIRY D AIRY

Chocolate Milk

FRESH

Roast Beef

200

CALIFORNIA

66

PEPPER’S OWN

4/

per lb 4.32 kg

MEXICAN

1

Cheese Slices Asst.

CHILEAN

Green Grapes

per lb 2.12 kg

LOCAL

NEW

FULL SERVICE DELI

196

¢

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2-$100 Pepper’s Gift Cards

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CLIF BAR R

Flax Plus Cereal

Energy Bar

¢

36 675 g

96

+ dep 2 L Assorted

26

Asst.

3

250-477-6513 • 3829 Cadboro Bay Rd. www.peppers-foods.com

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350-400 g Select

96¢

68 g

Hours Mon-Fri: 8 am–9 pm Sat: 8 am–7:30 pm Sun: 8 am–7:30 pm


Saanich News, March 07, 2012