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Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen on Oak Bay Avenue with the key and flowers presented to him by well-wishers. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Oak Bay mayor gets warm welcome Happy residents take time to say thank you Laura Lavin News Staff

A recent visit from several Oak Bay residents left Mayor Nils Jensen speechless. “I was so blown away. I was overwhelmed,” said Jensen, who was elected to the mayor’s chair last November. Jensen has been hosting

mayor’s office hours at the municipal hall every Saturday morning for a while now. It’s something new he’s implemented to help keep his finger on the pulse of the commmunity. One of his appointment’s earlier this month was with Oak Bay resident Lynn Henderson. When she arrived, she had “a crew” with her, he said, so he ushered them into a small meeting room adjacent to council chambers. “When I went in they just started showering me with little

gifts and thank yous,” he said. (to the community),” said “They gave me the key to the Henderson, a long time Oak Bay neighbourhood, home-made resident. “We decided to make cookies and jam, an appointment flowers, a big and give him “It was heartgolden scarf. little gifts and try They said they to do something warming. I was were grateful welcome him speechless – that’s not to I’d taken on the to his position in job. … One after something I’m used to.” the community.” another they “It’s something - Nils Jensen stood up and I’ll think about said something on those days positive and nice.” when there’s five-hour public “Five families decided to get hearings and people are together and celebrate Nils grouchy,” said Jensen. Jensen and his commitment The visit started out as a bit

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CRD issues call for deer team volunteers Erin McCracken News staff

Sharing your experience and expertise on how best to manage the deer population in the Capital Region is as easy as applying to join a new volunteer citizens advisory group. The Capital Regional District needs 11 members of the public to develop a regional deer management strategy and action plan to address conflicts between humans and coast black-tailed deer and Columbian black-tailed deer in the region. Based on feedback the CRD has received from residents, most of the conflicts are happening in Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich. “We’re not agricultural but we have a very large deer population here now and growing quickly in Oak Bay,” said Oak Bay Coun. Kevin Murdoch, who sits on the district’s new environmental advisory committee. The CRD published data in 2011 that revealed an estimated 85,000 black-tailed deer reside on the Island, including 25,000 to 45,000 which live in urban areas, Murdoch noted. “I think there’s definitely a problem,” he said, noting that he regularly sees large families of deer frequent his neighbourhood. The CRD board directed staff last November to flesh out the terms of reference for the creation of a deer management plan. The deer team will be tasked with exploring possible short- and long-term strategies, such as fertility controls, that can manage ungulate population levels. The hope is these strategies can address loss of commercial crops and public health and safety issues, such as collisions between vehicles and deer. Deer aggression, disease transmission and encroachment on residential properties and the resulting vegetation loss will also be examined. “It’s important to get feedback from a broad spectrum,” Murdoch said. “One of the advantages of using a community group model like that is you get a wide range of opinions that allows you to capture the concerns and issues ... and have the information to make a good decision.” A supporting team of experts is also being assembled to provide the advisory group with technical and scientific insight. The group will likely work from April until July. Their final recommendations will be submitted to the CRD’s Planning, Transportation and Protective Services committee before the report goes before the CRD board for consideration. Volunteers will include an appointed chairperson, five representatives from Oak Bay, Victoria, Esquimalt and Saanich, four from the Peninsula and two West Shore residents. Three will be commercial farmers. To apply or learn more, go online to www.crd.bc.ca/ deermanagement or email deermanagement@crd.bc.ca. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Clockwise from left, Verajean Thedell, James Lawler, Bernie Tables and Heather Stenhouse rehearse for the Monterey Note-Ables presentation of Music, Music, Music, on March 31.

Note-Ables turn on the tunes Seniors share their love of song Laura Lavin News Staff

The Monterey Note-Ables present Music, Music, Music for three shows March 31 and April 1. There are about 20 performers in the show who range in age from their 50s to 80s. “Sometimes we have people in their 90s, but not this time,” said Note-Able member Sharon Belton. The Note-Ables rehearse October through March at The Monterey Centre in Oak Bay. The group puts on a show each year to entertain other

members and the public. “Some of they have so much fun singing and the people who are very good do the dancing, they put on quite a good solos and others sing in the chorus,” show,” she said. said Belton. They all have a lot of Music, Music, Music is the 16th proenergy and take a lot of joy from per- duction put on by the Monterey Noteforming, she added. Ables. Proceeds from the Tickets, $10, may “They have so Note-Ables production be purchased at the of Music, Music, Music much fun singing and Monterey Note-Ables will go back to the cen- dancing, they put on Box Office in the tre to help keep it runlounge of the centre, ning smoothly and pro- quite a good show.” 1442 Monterey Ave., viding opportunities for from Monday to Friday, - Sharon Belton Oak Bay seniors. March 19 to 30 from 11 Members have fun while learning a.m. to 1 p.m. the different aspects of staging a proMusic, Music, Music is on Saturday, duction, said Belton. “It’s not profes- March 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and sional (level). Of course people enjoy on Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. the mistakes and the fumbles, but editor@oakbaynews.com

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musicians and inventors of several unique products, including a supply bag designed with pizza delivery people in mind. Oak Bay resident Graeme Kilshaw hoped his invention of a unique international language would pique producers’ interest. “I think going into season seven people sort of know what to expect a little bit more,” Bourne said. “So you see the pitchers come in with really high-calibre pitches.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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Awards ceremony to fête Oak Bay youth Nomination period open for sixth annual Young Exceptional Star awards Erin McCracken News staff

If you are looking to sing the praises of a young person who either lives in Oak Bay or attends school there, take that to the next step and nominate them for an award. The District of Oak Bay is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Young Exceptional Star awards, which not only celebrate youth making a difference in

their community but also those who have overcome obstacles. To be eligible, youth must be in Grade 6 to 10 in public, private or home schools, or live in Oak Bay. They must demonstrate excellence in arts, volunteerism, academics, athletics, community service and citizenship or have overcome challenges in their lives. “It’s a way for us to connect with all the different schools and recognize youth that do so much in the community,” said Coun. Michelle Kirby, chair of the Oak Bay Child and Youth Committee. “We have some incredible volunteers that haven’t even graduated high school. “They’re setting a wonderful example

“We have some incredible volunteers that haven’t even graduated high school.” - Michelle Kirby for the rest of us.” The nomination deadline is March 31. The awards ceremony happens on May 2

at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Sports View Deli Bar and Grill. Changes are in store for this year’s ceremony. A banquet dinner will be replaced with a format that encourages more interaction among community and business leaders and talented youth. “We’re just going to give people the ability to mingle and meet more of the kids,” Kirby said. Nomination forms are available at www. oakbaybc.org. Businesses interested in sponsoring an award can email Coun. Michelle Kirby at michelle@michellekirby.ca by March 31. emccracken@vicnews.com

Marine location marker washes ashore Police had a hand in returning some debris of note last week. Wednesday afternoon (March 14), a man called police to the beach near the 1700-block of Beach Dr. after he found a military canister. Instructions on the canister directed the finder to contact police or the military if it was found. Personnel from CFB Esquimalt were called to the scene and

retrieved what turned out to be one of the Navy’s marine location markers, a buoyant smoke and flame-producing device that is used by ships and aircraft as a positional marker on the water surface. According to the Navy, the markers are designed to sink to the ocean floor after they have been expended. A small number do not completely burn off and

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Unpaid cab fare reveals credit card fraud There’s no such things as a free ride for credit card fraudsters. A taxi driver called police requesting assistance just before 4 a.m. last Wednesday (March 14) when a woman appeared unable to pay her cab fare. When the 30-year-old’s credit card was declined, she offered to manually enter the card number. Police say the woman and her accomplices had been using an expired credit card and keying in a stolen card number that didn’t match the one on the card. The driver didn’t allow the woman to use the stolen number and the matter remains under investigation.

St. Patty’s Day shenanigans occupy Oak Bay officers Celebrations in honour of St. Patrick kept police busy over the weekend with loud house parties and public intoxication the norm. Calls to police began in the early morning hours of March 17, when a driver was stopped on Cadboro Bay Road at about 1 a.m. for being under the influence of marijuana. The 60-year-old’s car was towed.

remain afloat, however, posing a potential hazard to the public. “The gentleman in this instance did exactly the right thing by calling police,” said Oak Bay Sgt. Rob Smith. MLMs should only be handled by military or police members who have received training on the disposal of unexploded ordnance. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Just before 2 p.m., officers responded to a loud house party in the 2700-block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Partygoers were let off with a warning. Two hours later, police were called to the 2000-block of Renfrew Rd. where attendees of another house party had spilled onto neighbouring yards. Several tickets were issued under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. A third loud house party in the 3400-block of Henderson Rd. was shut down shortly after 6 p.m. Tickets were also issued to youth openly drinking liquor en route to a St. Patrick’s Day event at the University of Victoria. At 10:30 p.m. a transit driver contacted police after his bus was “attacked” by a group of young males demanding to be let on board. The driver was concerned he may have struck one of the youths who had attempted to ride on the outside of the bus. Police were unable to locate the youths and the driver was left distressed. The shenanigans ended in a 90-day driving suspension issued to a 22-year-old woman found speeding while impaired in the 2800-block of Foul Bay Rd.

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Random act of thanks Only in Oak Bay. That’s been the reaction to the random act of kindness performed by a group of Oak Bay residents recently. Mayor Nils Jensen was shocked by the personal welcome wagon that greeted him during his regular Saturday morning office hours. Instead of the usual resident wishing to discuss issues, he was surprised by a group bearing gifts and praise. Jensen was so overwhelmed that he saved many of the treats and relived the event with council and members of the public at the following Monday’s council meeting. As he pulled cookies and jam from his pockets he described the wonderful feeling the visit left with him. Jensen himself has taken on the job of welcoming newcomers to the community, following in the steps of former mayor Christopher Causten, so he knows what it’s like to make others feel welcome. Oak Bay has proven in many ways that it’s a friendly place and the personal welcome from the mayor is a unique tradition that will probably live on into the future. But residents taking the time out of their day to welcome the mayor? That’s got to be a first. While it started out as a bit of a joke among a group of friends, the idea turned into something that we should all attempt to emulate to a degree. People can be quick to grab a comment card to complain when the cashier at the grocery store has been less than friendly. We gripe to our friends about the high prices at the pump, while neglecting to thank the person who fills our tank. We curse the driver who cuts us off, but don’t give a friendly wave of thanks to the one who allows us to merge easily. What a shame it is that we are far more likely to complain than to compliment. Sitting in the mayor’s chair, on council, the school board, or other elected position is not always an easy task; and at the municipal level, it can be largely thankless. So while you may not agree with the mayor’s politics, or every decision that he makes, before you flash him the figurative finger or curse a council decision, take the time to think twice about the fact that our elected officials are our neighbours, too – and don’t forget to say thanks once in a while.

We should all try to be more grateful

What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay 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.

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Connecting students with jobs The noise of the teachers’ strike a future of “people without jobs, drowned out debate on the B.C. and jobs without people.” Mostly budget so thoroughly that one they blame the B.C. Liberals for of Finance Minister removing apprenticeship Kevin Falcon’s more programs from union controversial ideas only control. made the news last week. I spoke with James Reporters dubbed about post-secondary it “Welfare Air.” Falcon needs a couple of weeks plans a pilot program to ago. She mentioned offer social assistance NDP leader Adrian Dix’s recipients training and signature policy to restore airfare if they can line up B.C. student grants, a job in B.C.’s northern funded by a capital tax energy boomtowns. Tom Fletcher on financial institutions. Workers are being She also agreed that B.C. Views imported to fill jobs there, part of the problem is while in Metro Vancouver young people taking postand elsewhere the number of single secondary education that leads to employable people applying for fields with poor job prospects. social assistance is rising. I suggested that if B.C. taxpayers Much of oil and gas work is are to increase their subsidy to dirty and dangerous. These days post-secondary students, already most industrial jobs involve worth about two thirds of their sophisticated electronics, and the schooling costs, perhaps grants technical skill level required is high. could be targeted to areas of But there are entry-level jobs going pressing economic need. begging, and relatively high pay is To my surprise, James agreed offered to fill positions in a shortthat is worth considering. This staffed service sector in the Peace is significant, not only because region. it is likely to be unpopular in the NDP MLA Carole James, education establishment. There no stranger to northern B.C., is a good chance that James, a dismissed Falcon’s plan as a stunt. former school trustee, will be B.C.’s There are unemployed people in education minister in 14 months. the region who should be offered After writing about the training before we start flying labour shortage last week, I was people up from Vancouver, James bombarded with messages from an said. irate Vancouver high school teacher Yet I repeatedly hear from who mocked the whole notion as northern employers that the labour corporate propaganda. No labour shortage is real and growing. shortage exists, globally or in B.C., The NDP warns that B.C. faces he claimed. Rather, “capitalists”

of the “one per cent” have tried to “vocationalize” public education for a century, but the “people” have always “resisted.” Radical socialists aside, why would matching student aid to employment demand be unpopular with teachers? Education Minister George Abbott offered a clue during the lengthy debate over ending the teachers’ strike. Abbott noted that for every three teachers coming out of B.C. universities, there is currently only one job available. Certainly student debt is an issue worth discussing. And most would agree it’s easier to pay off loans if one can find a job in one’s field upon graduation. Should further subsidies go to soon-to-beunemployed teachers? No. Our education system trains too many people for what they want to do, rather than what the economy needs. And our economy definitely does not need more kids taught Marxist claptrap. Further to that, a tax on banks will be popular with some of today’s students, who protested against capitalism in the “occupy” camps that will resume as the weather improves. Others will examine the idea and conclude that financial institutions will recover the tax from customers, and perhaps find ways to get the job done with fewer employees. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Hello spring! Mount Baker looming large off Willows Beach on a clear sunny day is a welcome sign that spring is finally upon us and winter will soon be a distant memory.

LETTERS Tan-free grad challenge should go beyond high school halls This month, schools across B.C. are kicking off the second annual Canadian Cancer Society tan-free grad challenge. As a tan-free grad leader at Oak Bay High it is my job to educate my classmates about the health risks of tanning, as well as to encourage everyone to love their skin tone. The fact is no tan is a safe tan. Research shows that any use of indoor tanning equipment before the age of 35 can increase a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) by 75 per cent. Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women between the ages of 15 and 29. These statistics are scary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why are people still tanning? I think there are many reasons for this. For one, there are a lot of tanning myths that can lead young people to make poor decisions. For instance, many people believe that indoor tanning is safe or that we need a tan to get vitamin D. Research has proven otherwise, but people still believe tanning is okay. In addition, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth still feel a lot of peer pressure to look a certain way. It

is easy for teens to get so caught up with their image that they ignore the health dangers, or are unaware of them. I think the B.C. government has a role to play in protecting us by banning indoor tanning for youth under 18. It concerns me that the government is currently considering parental consent over a ban. I encourage everyone to write to B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Minister Mike de Jong by going to www.cancergameplan.ca and asking the government to follow the lead of Southern Vancouver Island and Nova Scotia by enacting legislation as soon as possible. Jenna Brodersen Oak Bay

Apparent lack of planning derails use of park For the past three months, only a few moms and dads have occasionally braved the elements to play with their kids on the grass at Willows Park on Beach Drive, so for the most part the area has been virtually deserted. I see, however, that now we are about to welcome better weather and the grass is beginning to flourish and grow, ready for more energetic spring and summer games

the problem of home gardens, flower beds and especially crops being depleted by deer. In the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s, a deer problem threatened fruit crops in the Okanagan. A solution was found which did not include displacing or killing the deer. The solution was to hang small pouches of synthetic wolf urine here and there around the orchard. It worked very well and the problem, along with the deer, went away. Peter Jasmin Oak Bay

on a larger scale, that some jobsworth somewhere has decided to spoil it all for everyone by authorizing digging of more drainage trenches across virtually the whole area. Who in their right mind, and with any community spirit, let alone common sense, would choose to spoil this lovely park and frustrate the energetic and healthy enjoyment of young folk just as they are getting ready to revive their spring and summer games? This sort of planning beggars belief and if the excavations and installations continue for much longer, the grass will have little time to recover and there will be no space for the young and energetic, nor us more elderly types taking our afternoon stroll. Come on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get your act together. Derrick Johns Oak Bay

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Oak Bay to craft new grant policy Erin McCracken

provide some input during the grant policy development process. This time next year, Oak Bay Currently, council considcouncil will have more informa- ers applications and then has tion at its disposal as it consid- the option of rejecting or forers funding requests from non- warding the funding request profits and neighbourhood to the municipality’s estimates associations. committee. The hope is that At council’s request, Oak the new policy would require Bay municipal treasurer Patri- applicants to provide addicia Walker is planning to spend tional details to council. the summer drafting the disIn the past applicants have trict’s inaugural been required grants policy. to provide preThe goal is to vious years’ have a formal financial statepolicy in place ments, a bud■ The District of in time for the get and a list Oak Bay doled out 2013 grant appliof other fundabout $187,000 in cation process, ing sources, for grant funding to nonsaid Coun. John example, Walker profit organizations Herbert, who, said. and residents’ as finance com“I think (a polassociations in 2011. mittee chair, will icy is) a good News staff

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thing because this year. you get into the There is space process and it’s on the document difficult because to explain the work there are some done by the organio rg a n i z a t i o n s zation, who leads it, which you really details about past understand their funding requests involvement with made to the disOak Bay and some trict, what that others that you’re Coun. John Herbert money was used not so sure of,” for, what the new Herbert said. “It grant would supallows us to make a more com- port and how Oak Bay would mon sense decision, I think.” benefit, among other requests The district will look to the for budget information. grant policies already in place Some, though not all, appliin other municipalities. cants filled out the four-page “We’re probably not going to form before the Feb. 28 grant reinvent the wheel,” Herbert application deadline, said Hersaid. bert. Other applicants filed In the meantime, the first their own paperwork. step in improving Oak Bay’s “I think it produced a bit of process was developing a improvement,” he said. grants application form earlier emccracken@vicnews.com

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Menswear store makes move to the west Businesses on the move George Richard Big and Tall has made • Saferway Driving School has moved the move west, opening this week in the to new digs in the Vancouver Millstream Village Shopping Island Brewery Building at 2A 2328 Centre. Join the store this Friday Government St. • Local boat-builder Whitehall through Sunday (March 23 Rowing and Sail has found a new to 25) for its grand opening home at Ogden Point, at 85 Dallas weekend where shoppers can Rd., with a planned opening of enjoy 20 per cent off their April 1. The building will include an purchase. Look for a coupon in your office, showroom and production newspaper for an additional 10 facility. per cent off. • After 30 years, Bombay & The store, which has been Co. has a new, expanded home Jennifer Blyth at Hillside Centre, as part of the in the Hillside Shopping Centre Business Beat shopping mall's renovation and for many years, carries brands expansion. like Kenneth Cole, Fila, Buffalo, Sean John, Point Zero and Levis in hard-to-find big and tall sizes. Awards & Accolades Company president Dave McGregor will be Residents have until this Friday, March on hand for the opening.

23, to nominate businesses they feel are worthy of a Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Award. The awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Peninsula businesses in sustaining and enhancing the economic and social well-being of the community in the past year. For information about the different award categories, visit www.peninsulachamber.ca

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After April 30, the program will evolve, based on customer feedback. • Victoria singles have a new professional matchmaker at their service, Locate Your Soulmate, from owner Robin Arnold. Clients can choose from a paid membership, where the company will actively seek potential clients, or a free membership where they may be called in if they are a potential match for a client. • The opening of OM Vogue HairLounge in the 1500-block of Haultain Street completes a vision of Steven and Simona Bailey, who first unveiled their UOMO Modern Barber 10 years ago. They added OM NailSpa last year and this week the duo launch their seven-seat hair salon on the same block. If you have news to share contact Jennifer Blyth at jblyth@telus.net

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Hot ticket: Janina Plays Ravel at the Royal Theatre March 24 at 8 p.m., $33

The Victoria Symphony presents the Signature Series that features masterworks of classical repertoire. Janina Fialkowska will delight with Ravelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concerto in G, and Schubertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th symphony.

Talented skaters light up the ice with Grease Charla Huber News staff

Relive the magic of Grease, but this time on ice. With a cast of 60 ice skaters recreating this classic musical, audiences are bound to be rocking out in their seats. The cast consists of skaters as young as two years old up to 30. The group has been practising and rehearsing the show for the past six weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full of phenomenal skating and lots of tricks,â&#x20AC;? said Deena Beacom, the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will be impressed by the quality skating of all these young athletes.â&#x20AC;? Elise Von Howlede, 17, is playing the lead female role of Sandy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting. I get to play good Sandy and see see how she changes throughout the show. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat to play a Hollywood character,â&#x20AC;? Von Howlede said. Von Howlede has been gliding on blades since age three and has competed in two national level competitions and in the Canada Games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My ultimate goal is to compete

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Denika McDonald, left, Laura Sawchuk, Ashley Sawchuk and Jillian Noel are ready to take the ice as pink ladies in the Racquet Club of Victoria Figure Skating Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grease on Ice. in the Olympics, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see where my talent can get me,â&#x20AC;? she said. Several of the skaters in the

show have skated at the professional level, touring with groups including Disney on Ice and Holi-

day on Ice. The skaters have travelled the world, sharing their talents. Some of the skaters in the show are in between tours and others have returned to the Racquet Club of Victoria Figure Skating Club to coach and inspire young skaters. Overhead lifts, pair spins and double flips will match in time with classic Grease numbers, such as Summer Nights and Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the One I Want. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be very intricate, with lights and costumes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is going to be Broadway on ice,â&#x20AC;? Von Howlede said, adding her favourite number in the show is Born to Hand Jive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of big lifts and spins. We are doing a lot of group numbers and we will be doing a lot of splicing, and in that timing is huge.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you put in the CD, you just want to dance,â&#x20AC;? said Beacom, formerly a professional skater for Ice Capades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are telling the story through song.â&#x20AC;? While some of the performers will be lip-syncing the iconic tunes, many will just be focusing on skating and body language to

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Artistic pairing For the first time since 2008, Victoria painting pals and life partners, Jeffrey J. Boron and Linny D. Vine, will exhibit their work together. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., presents the exhibition by Boron and Vine from March 29 to April 15. There will be an artist reception in the Massey Gallery on Saturday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. As well as studio paintings, this show includes some smaller en plein air pieces from Boron and Vine’s painting adventures in south western B.C. and beyond. The beauty of the area’s natural, rural and urban settings is reflected in the luxuriant colours and rhythmic patterns of their paintings. It’s an opportunity for the viewer to experience the individual styles of both artists: Boron with his lightfilled Canadian west coast impressionism and Vine with her joy-filled surrealism she calls Linnyism. llavin@vicnews.com Buds and Blossoms by Linny D. Vine, above, and Morning Calm by artist Jeffrey J. Boron will be on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Submitted photos

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Under the sea Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria presents Joyce Kline’s ‘Seachange’ at the Gallery at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd. The show runs March 29 to April 1. Seachange transforms the gallery into a drowned, post-global-warming living room now overgrown by a coral reef of creatures created from recycled clothing and household junk.

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Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Pinafore

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Elderly drivers offered road test option Tom Fletcher Black Press

Imbued with mirth and silliness, the Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society present H.M.S. Pinafore, where humour focuses on love between members of different social classes and lampoons the British class system in general. In love with a low-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, H.M.S. Pinafore captain’s daughter, Josephine, bides by her father’s wishes to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. But soon, Josephine and Ralph defy conventional social order, declare their love for each other and plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan but, as in many Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically. The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society is a recreational musical theatre group that stages Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to a professional standard. The fun-filled H.M.S. Pinafore includes the talent of the Victoria Civic Orchestra. Tickets, $27/$25 seniors/students are available at the Mary Winspear Centre box office in Sidney for the March 24 and 25 2 p.m. shows there, and at Ivy’s Book Store, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., Long & McQuade and Munro’s Books for the shows on March 31 and April 1 at 2 p.m. at Oak Bay High school, 2101 Cadboro Bay Rd. For more information, email Joy at joyousb@ shaw.ca or call 250-889-5962. llavin@vicnews.com

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Drivers more than 80 years old who fail a computerized test of their mental ability will now be offered a road test before they have to surrender their licences. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced the road test option Monday after complaints from people who lost their driving privileges based on a computer test called DriveABLE. Some elderly people with little computer experience found the touch-screen tests of cognitive ability to be unfamiliar and an unfair way to test them. The DriveABLE test is Shirley Bond administered on referral from doctors who detect cognitive impairment in patients that may affect their driving. Bond said those who failed the on-screen test in the past six months will be offered a free road test, using a test car with dual brakes. Those who failed more than six months ago have to see their doctor before being reassessed. Bond also announced that a new DriveABLE assessment centre will be opened in Cranbrook, making 18 locations in B.C. A new mobile service is also in the works, so people in rural areas don't have to travel as far to be tested. The DriveABLE test uses a terminal with a touch screen to measure mental abilities. In the first stage, the driver holds down a button until a shape appears on either the left or right side of the screen. The subject has to release the button and touch the shape as quickly as possible, to test reaction time and accuracy of movement. Another stage tests ability to notice changes at the edge of the field of vision, simulating pedestrians and traffic signs. The test subject must make a decision about a word in the centre of the screen, and also report the location of a target that appears at the same time in a different area of the screen. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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SPORTS The Royals’ top line of Jamie Crooks, left, Steven Hodges and Logan Nelson celebrate the game winning goal in the Royals’ 4-3 win at Save-OnFoods Memorial Centre March 14. Winterhawks goalie Mac Carruth lies sprawled on the ice. Don Denton/News staff

Royals to face Blazers in first round of playoffs Royals clinch playoffs in thrilling win over Portland Travis Paterson News staff

Western Hockey League playoffs are returning to Victoria for the firsttime since 1989. The Victoria Royals open their first round series against the Blazers in Kamloops on Friday (March 23). The Royals clinched the post-season berth in the final regular season game on March 16, winning 3-1 over the Portland Winterhawks at SaveOn-Foods Memorial Centre. With the win, the Royals ended the 72-game season with 55 points – good enough for seventh-place after a three-way battle for the final two spots. The Royals got a little help to hang on to seventh, with both the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds losing key games on the weekend. “It was do or die for us (in Friday’s win), even though we got help from other teams, that we were able to control our own destiny,” Royals forward Mike Forsyth said. “It’s a great feeling. A lot of pressure’s been on us the last two weeks. Coming into these last few games, we didn’t know how we were going to respond.” The third line was the definition of clutch on Friday, with Forsyth scoring just his third goal of the season and earning his 12th assist on the first goal of the game by linemate Dakota Conroy. Forsyth broke the game’s 1-1 tie in the third period on an odd play that ended up being the game-winner. After colliding with referee Tyler Adair along the boards, Forsyth got back up and skated unchecked to the slot where Conroy fed him a pass.

Playoff sked ■ Fri., March 23 @ Kamloops ■ Sat., March 24 @ Kamloops ■ Tues., March 27 @ Victoria 7 p.m. ■ Wed., March 28 @ Victoria, 7 p.m. ■ If necessary: March 30 @ Kamloops; April 2 @ Victoria; April 4 @ Kamloops.

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Ravenous Oak Bay Bays point guard Kaz Kobayashi falls onto Terry Fox Raven Dalton Dewsbury on Day 1 of the B.C. Boys AAA High School Basketball Championships on March 14 at the Langley Events Centre. Terry Fox beat Oak Bay 73-52, and went on to win the AAA title. The Bays came back to win their final game of the tournament 62-50 over Point Grey in the consolation bracket. The Mount Douglas Rams finished eighth, losing the sixth-place game 79-72 to St. Georges last Saturday (March 17). Boaz Joseph/Black Press

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Forsyth wristed it past goalie Mac Carruth to score what is now the biggest goal of his career. “I’ll do anything it takes to get it in the net. That’s just one of the ways it can happen.” Moments later Jamie Crooks scored his 37th goal to make it 3-1. Trivia buffs can chew on Crooks’ goal as it was the last one of Victoria’s inaugural regular season. Crooks also scored the first goal WHL goal of the season at Memorial Centre against the Vancouver Giants on Sept. 24. Coach Marc Habscheid said his group didn’t have a preference about facing the second-place Kamloops Blazers, or first-place Tri City Americans – which would’ve happened if the Royals finished eighth. “We haven’t given it a thought. A week ago, odds were stacked against us, now we’re in the playoffs.”

Royals watch • It’s the fifth time the Royals’ franchise has made the playoffs since it started six years ago. The Chilliwack Bruins never got past the first round, winning one game against the Spokane Chiefs in 2011. • Jamie Crooks was named the Royals most valuable player for 2011-12 at the team’s award ceremonies on Saturday. Among the many honourees were captain Hayden Rintoul as the top defenceman and Logan Nelson as top rookie. sports@vicnews.com

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Cougars blast Panthers to start rematch Cougars three wins from Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy Travis Paterson News Staff

If the Peninsula Panthers are going to compete with the Victoria Cougars in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League final series, they’ll need to stay out of the penalty box. The Cougars scored four of their first five goals on the power play as they blasted the Panthers 8-0 in Game 1 of the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy final series at Archie Browning Sports Centre on Sunday. The game took place a mere 21 hours after the fifth-seeded Panthers upset the second-

seeded Saanich Braves in Game 7 of their semifinal on Saturday, setting up a rematch of the 2011 final. The Cougars are now three wins shy of the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy, which they had all butt engraved their name on in last year’s finals before the Panthers shocked Victoria by storming back from a 3-0 series deficit to win in seven games. Sunday’s win was the second-straight blowout for the Cougars, who eliminated the Kerry Park Islanders 12-1 on March 8, with 11 goals on the power play. Steve Axford led the charge, scoring two thirds of his hat trick on the power play. Wade Johnston scored twice, and Chris Bannister, Trevor Chown and Kyle Richter each scored once. The Cougars outshot the Panthers 57-13.

Panthers forward Trevor Yee, who started this season on the Islanders after winning the VIJHL and provincial championship with the Panthers last year, said his team w be better prepared for Game 2 at will Archie Browning on Thursday. “It was tough on us coming back out to play Sunday after two hard games, Friday and Saturday, while the Cougars had over a week off,” Yee said. “Guys are still trying to get some rest.” Coach Mark Van Helvoirt was happy with the Cougars game and knew the Panthers were susceptible to burnout on Sunday, which they did. “The (Panthers) came out strong in the first 10 minutes and you could see the life slowly suck out of them after that. “We’re not overly concerned with on-ice

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4. Very fast airplane

27. “Charlie Rose” for example

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8. 2nd Bond Roger

35. Quickly, rapidly

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36. Eddied

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DOWN 1. Used to refer to cited works

Today’s Answers

2. Aged surface layer

23. Having patches of color

3. Cruel and vicious

24. Japanese apricot

4. Fancy parties

25. Tangled

5. Not hollowed out

26. The best player of the game

6. Perennial woody plant

27. Frozen spike

8. Letter sending depository

28. Radioactivity unit

9. Make a mistake

29. WWII female military branch 30. Potato

12. A fine fracture

31. Established tendencies

14. Brazil’s former capital

32. Nocturnal wildcat of C and S Am.

15. Vietnamese currency unit

33. Actor Snipes

17. Football team association

36. Former Austrian currency (abbr.)

19. Untied slightly

37. Thomas ___, introduced sonnets

20. Actress Farrow

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - OAK

BAY NEWS

Blood on the water Kyle Slavin

ucts, including red blood cells, plasma-based components, and platelets. The latter separates into Blood donors in Greater Victo- a layer known as the buffy coat. ria know there’s a lot riding on “Platelets only have a shelf life their donation. And soon their of five days. So the faster we can blood will be riding on something collect the (platelet-heavy) buffy else: the nightly 9 p.m. ferry to coat … and get it to hospitals, the Tsawwassen. better,” Sloot said. The Canadian Blood Services The new system essentially (CBS) clinic on Saanich Road is refines how blood is stored, allowabout to make blood donations ing the platelets a better chance even more valuof survival while able. However, being transported doing so will to Vancouver. The mean the collecexisting method ■ It takes four blood tion bags can no favours red blood donations to make one bag longer be shipped cell survival – of platelets for transfusion. by plane. blood donations ■ One cancer patient may Later this year are stored around require up to five platelet the clinic will 4 C, nearly 20 transfusions a week. switch to a new degrees colder ■ The Saanich Road system that can than the temperclinic aims to collect 83 better collect ature at which donations of blood per day. platelets, vital for platelets should helping cancer be stored. patients around But the changes the province. have logistical implications for “This will have a dramatic distribution down the line. To impact on people’s lives,” said better ensure platelets don’t perCatherine Sloot, partnership spe- ish on the trip to the CBS laboracialist with the blood service. Che- tory in Vancouver, Saanich clinic motherapy treatments can result employee Sean Kenny will see in a loss of platelets, which help changes to how he ships blood. form clots or scabs on cut or broInstead of packing styrofoam ken skin. coolers with icepacks and blood Donated blood is flown to Van- bags, and sending them across couver where it is broken down the water every evening on a in a centrifuge into multiple prod- chartered flight, CBS is investing News staff

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in refrigerator trucks with elaborate cooling trays. This will help keep the blood stored in the most opportune environment before it’s centrifuged at the Vancouver lab. Kenny will still make a nightly run up to Sidney with the blood – laid out on the trays – but now he’ll give the donations to a CBS employee from the mainland, who’ll drive them onto the ferry. “We’re used to change at this place. We work within our standard operating procedures to ensure we’re caring for the integrity of the blood in the best way possible,” Kenny said. “This is a really fluid operation – no pun intended.” The changes will also represent a financial savings in the long run, as it’ll cost significantly less to take the ferry than it is to fly two dozen boxes of blood every night. “This is not the reason we’re doing it, but it is a more costeffective method,” Sloot said. “It’s more about taking a positive step to fine-tune the way that a unit of blood is being used.” The red blood cells are used to help accident victims, surgical patients, and people with anaemia. Plasma is typically used to treat burn and trauma victims. The only change donors will notice is the clinic’s operating hours, which start one hour earlier starting April 9. The clinic,

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Catherine Sloot, with Canadian Blood Services, holds a bag of donated blood above a stack of transport boxes at the clinic on Saanich Road. located at 3449 Saanich Rd., will be open 10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as on alternating Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mark Stefanson, vice-president of public affairs with B.C. Ferries, says the company will appreciate the steady business from CBS, especially on a sailing that isn’t typically busy. “We’re really, really pleased that Canadian Blood Services has chosen us as their mechanism of transport,” Stefanson said. He added

that the 9 p.m. Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen ferry is rarely affected by cancellations. Sloot hopes the earlier hours will benefit the donors, too, and allow businesses and schools, which donate en masse, to better accommodate donating into their schedule. “There is always a need for blood donors. There’s nowhere else to get it,” Sloot said. To register to donate or volunteer, call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit blood.ca. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Bring this coupon in to GRXL Millstream Village location from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25, 2012 to receive an additional 10% off your purchase. May not be applied to the purchase of gift cards or previously purchased merchandise. Not valid towards alterations, formalwear rentals or on GR Signature Series merchandise. Other restrictions may apply. Valid at this location only.

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Oak Bay News, March 21, 2012  

March 21, 2012 edition of the Oak Bay News

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