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Lengthy naval career drawing to a close New admiral assumes West Coast naval command Erin McCracken News staff

Though unplanned, it proved fitting that the outgoing commander of West Coast naval operations included a salute to Canada’s flagship submarine in his goodbyes. Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood handed over command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific to Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove at CFB Esquimalt on Monday. “Such a pleasure to see Victoria sailing out of this harbour on cue, and that’s the way it’s going to happen from here on in,” Greenwood told invited guests. After five years in the shop, the submarine returned to sea early last year, under Greenwood’s watch. On Monday, he watched it cut smoothly towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca, another step towards full operational status. “She’s going to give lie to all those passive doubters who thought we couldn’t do it. As a navy, we’ll prove them wrong, again and again. To my mind, Victoria represents our navy – small and powerful, deployable and potent – and that’s the kind of reputation we have around the world here.” Greenwood also hinted at the difficulty in retiring after a fulfilling 37-year naval career. “I’ve seen other admirals pass this podium before in a similar circumstance. There’s one thing they don’t tell you about swallowing the anchor, it tends to get stuck in your throat.” Truelove, a Nova Scotia native, is taking on a role that involves enormous responsibility. As commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, he will be in control of Canadian maritime forces in the Pacific Ocean. As commander of Joint Task Force Pacific, he can give the order to deploy military personnel to domestic emergencies in B.C.

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Outgoing Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood, escorted by wife, Deborah, leaves change-of-command ceremonies Monday at HMC Dockyard’s Duntze Head. He will also be responsible for searchand-rescue response in B.C. and the Yukon, and for the Cadet organization in B.C. “I’m not sure how it could feel any better than this,” Truelove said, as Greenwood, Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy; and Lt.-Gen. Walter Semianiw, commander of Canada Command, looked on. Truelove, who joined the military in 1981, brings a wealth of experience to the position. He recently returned from a ninemonth deployment in Afghanistan. Truelove has served on the West Coast before, as commanding officer of HMCS Regina, from 2001 to 2003, and the Naval Officer Training Centre until 2004. “I am excited to be taking the helm as we move through the next phase of transformation across the Canadian Forces, while also navigating a complex period of fleet renewal,” he said, “and at the same time, ensuring that this formation remains as it always has – ‘ready aye ready’ to respond when called upon by our nation.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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Arrr, me mateys! Esquimalt resident Reuben Rowan, 6, is counting down the days until Buccaneer Days this weekend. The annual event, which includes a parade Saturday morning and a variety of other activities, is organized by Bill Emery, left, Sandy Rozon and Bob McKie. See story, Page A7.


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Back in the swim

Summer event aims to welcome back the masses to the warm waters of the Gorge Waterway

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from one end to the other, but frankly we don’t have that kind of information along the full length of the Gorge at this point.” During swimming season, VIHA takes monthly water samples at Kosapsom Park, near Admirals Road. More beaches could soon be added to the monitoring list soon. “It might be useful for us to do a little more sampling at some of the park areas. It is something we are reviewing this year anyways,” Dyck said. The health authority tests levels of fecal coliforms in the water, due mainly to geese and other animal waste, he said. The Capital Regional District tests for other storm water contaminants, such as metals and nutrients. Before the big swim day in August, event organizers are partnering with other organizations for more thorough inspections of the water at multiple points. Meanwhile, they’re looking for volunteers and ideas for fun ways to celebrate Swim the Gorge Day. It’s been almost a decade since the last organized swimming event on the waterway. That gathering featured swimming competitions and attracted world-class athletes. This year’s focus will be on fun, with music, a barbecue and prizes for people who take the plunge. “If you get your hair wet, then you’ve swam,” said Meredith.

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Ask a dozen people whether they would ever swim in the Gorge Waterway, and a majority will likely react with an unequivocal: no way. Whether warranted or not, the Gorge’s polluted reputation from decades past continues to dog the narrow ocean inlet that winds through three municipalities. Of course, the Gorge has its defenders, who argue its waters are some of the warmest in the region. In August, the temperature has been recorded at 24 C. Contrary to popular opinion, they also claim the water is cleaner than the popular swimming beach at Elk Lake. If true, it begs the question: are Victorians bypassing paradise in their own backyard as they drive to the outskirts of Saanich and the West Shore for a dip on a hot summer’s day? The “yuck” response is an attitude organizers of an upcoming swimming event hope to challenge. “We have this wonderful waterway in our community that used to be a wonderful swimming hole,” said Jack Meredith, a board member of the Vic West Community Association. “It would be a wonderful thing to celebrate on the (City of Victoria’s) 150th anniversary.” The idea has caught on, winning buy-in from community groups in Victoria, Saanich and Esquimalt. On Aug. 12, three swimming parties will kick off simultaneously on beaches in all three municipalities. The goal is to attract the masses back to the once-beloved swimming mecca that lured thousands to its shores for water sports, swimming lessons, championships and just splashing about. “Everybody we talked to is enthusiastic about having the glory days of the Gorge brought back,” Meredith said. The response suggests there is an under-

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A Victoria and Island Athletic Association water polo match is in action at Curtis Point, the site of the swimming club’s 50-yard enclosed tank on the Gorge, circa 1920. The Pacific Northwest Association championships were held here, attracting some competitors from the U.S. national team. Many spectators are watching from their own boats, although bleachers were also available on the shore. current of people ready and waiting to embrace the Gorge as a place for more than rowing, paddling and other boating. “It is the best swimming water in Victoria and nobody knows that,” said John Sanderson, who grew up listening to his mother tell stories about swimming in the Gorge in the 1920s. Sanderson, a board member of the Burnside-Gorge Community Association, is helping to organize the event. “Once people experience it as a swimming place, it becomes special. And once it’s special, it’s cared for and admired and loved.”

A major clean-up effort in the 1990s has vastly improved water quality. Septic systems draining into the Gorge were removed and annual volunteer efforts see garbage hauled away from its shorelines. Today, water quality studies are limited, but seem to indicate the Gorge is safe to swim in. “The water quality at the one beach we do sample is very good,” said Erwin Dyck, Vancouver Island Health Authority’s supervisor of health protection. “Because there is quite a bit of tidal flushing through there, we wouldn’t expect the numbers would be dramatically different

Mark your calendar ■ Swim the Gorge Day happens Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. ■ Three locations are involved: Esquimalt Gorge Park, Banfield Park and Curtis Point in Saanich. ■ For more information, or to volunteer, contact projectsandevents@victoriawest.ca

Fond memories of summers spent on the Gorge Roszan Holmen News staff

Today, the narrow channel of rushing water under Tillicum bridge is little more than a barrier to paddlers, but it was once the place to be on hot summer days. Daredevils dove off the bridge, much to the authorities’ displeasure, and strong swimmers took their chances riding the current at what’s known as the reverse falls. Metres away, the two-storey

Free Bathing House offered changing facilities and showers. Built in 1911, it recorded 12,000 swimmers during its fifth summer of operations, according to Dennis Minaker, who researched the history for his book The Gorge of Summers Gone. Oak Bay kids would take two streetcars to get to the Gorge, he said. They’d pack a lunch and stay all day. Streetcars arrived every 10 minutes to keep up with demand. In its heyday, the Gorge was

a playground, with established swimming holes dotting the shoreline on both sides. There were rope swings, diving boards and slides set up on floating docks. Further up the waterway, a pay bathing house accepted swimmers off the shore of what’s now known as Esquimalt Gorge Park. Until Crystal Pool opened in 1925, the Gorge was the place for swimming lessons. Six clubs hosted water sports events that attracted top swimmers from

around the Pacific Northwest. Minaker’s photo album also includes fun pictures of barrel races and front-stroke competitions where racers are holding umbrellas overhead. On a warm evening, the beach would be full of swimmers; you’d hear the live dance band and the music of the merry-go-round, and see people touring the waters by boat, he said. It all started to change in the 1930s and 40s, when pollution in the Gorge made swim-

ming less appealing. Minaker interviewed hundreds of people with memories of summers at the Gorge. “I started swimming there in the mid-90s because all these old timers said how much fun they had as children,” he said. While dozens of people now join him, Minaker was one of the first to venture out after the warning signs came down. “I have no reservations about swimming in the Gorge.” rholmen@vicnews.com

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a billion dollars,” he said. that would encourage homeAs part of the rapid transit owners to switch from heating application, Victoria also seeks oil or propane to gas. money to develop a “The idea that the plan to transform Rock municipal government Bay into an employment is going to be encourdistrict, specializing in aging people to shift advanced technology between oil and gas, I and green enterprise. don’t know how much Two other project cost we would end proposals by staff met up shouldering,” said with some resistance Coun. Geoff Young. “It from members of the just does not seem cencity’s environment and Geoff Young tral to our mission and infrastructure commitit’s just a project that I tee. think is better left to higher levThey included a recommenda- els of government.” tion to apply for money to comDespite the concerns, Victoria plete upgrades to Craigflower council approved all three fundRoad, and to launch a fuel- ing applications. switching incentive program rholmen@vicnews.com

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staff to pursue the grant, but also to research user-pay options. While they discussed coin-operated or credit-card swipe stations, these possibilities could be thwarted by the fact that under law, only B.C. Hydro can sell electricity. It’s a situation that Colwood wrestled with recently. In February, the West Shore municipality approved the installation of three electric-vehicle charging stations. One option considered was recouping electricity costs by charging for the parking space rather than the electricity. Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington, however, had a reservation with this plan. “It would probably cost more to put in infrastructure to charge a fee than we’d get back in fees,” she said at the time. – with files from the Goldstream Gazette. rholmen@vicnews.com

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One of the busiest streets in Esquimalt may go under the knife to receive bicycle lanes and trafficcalming measures, if outside funding can be secured. The township is applying for a second time to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for $2.8 million, enough to pay for a makeover to Admirals Road, from Maplebank Road to Lyall Street. The conceptual plans call for bike lanes, traffic-calming islands, improved storm-water collection systems, new bus shelters and a new asphalt coating on the road, as well as scaling back the roadway from four lanes to two. Calling the project an “attractive opportunity,” Coun. Lynda Hundleby said, “Certainly with Admirals Road, if we had more bikes and less cars, it would be a lot less congested. So our hope would be that we have more bikes.” Council last week echoed pros and cons that were raised last spring. They expressed enthusiasm for improved safety along the narrow roadway. But there were also concerns that a reduction in traffic lanes along Admirals Road could increase

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congestion or impact merchants. When the township did a preliminary analysis of the corridor, it was determined that the “loss of level of service is maybe one degree,” said Esquimalt engineering and public works director Jeff Miller. “But that would have happened as we had growth anyways.” The study that came to council last spring revealed that Admirals Road hosts more than 4.6 million vehicle trips a year. That stretch of road is used heavily by personnel at CFB Esquimalt, and Victoria Shipyards at the Esquimalt Graving Dock. It is important to note, Miller said, that workforce levels at CFB Esquimalt are not expected to increase. Victoria Shipyards has indicated that once its current hiring blitz is done, the number of workers is not expected to change for some time, Miller added. Safety on Admirals Road is of paramount concern to Coun. Meagan Brame. “Right now you wouldn’t catch me riding a bike down that (road), because it scares (me),” she said. The deadline to request funding is Aug. 31. The plan includes holding open houses to elicit public feedback. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Buccaneer Days enjoys centennial flair People encouraged to wear circa-1912 or pirate costumes this weekend Erin McCracken News staff

Bob McKie is temporarily trading in his top hat for a pirate captain’s hat, a sure sign that Esquimalt’s annual Buccaneer Days are fast approaching. The event co-organizer and municipal councillor has been attending a bevy of special events this year in his circa1912 top hat, cane and suit, to mark the township’s centennial year. But, for this weekend only, he will don his trusty pirate costume and embrace his inner buccaneer for the annual community fair, tomorrow (June 7) through Sunday. “I only have one weekend to wear a pirate’s outfit,” said McKie, who has helped organize the festivities for more than two decades. “So I take full advantage of that.” To mark the township’s 100th birthday and kick off Buccaneer Days, 500 CFB

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Esquimalt personnel will exercise their right to the Freedom of the Township, by marching along Esquimalt Road tomorrow, beginning at noon. Base commander, navy Capt. Craig Baines, will lead his contingent to municipal hall at 1229 Esquimalt Rd., where he will be challenged by Victoria police Chief. Const. Jamie Graham. Baines will then rap on the door to the hall three times, at which point Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins will answer and invite the commander inside. The military last conducted the ceremonial march in 1972 in honour of Esquimalt’s 60th birthday. A non-stop lineup of events is planned for Buccaneer Days, in and around the Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Park. Saturday will feature a Lion’s Club pancake breakfast, parade and rugby tournament, the midway, food booths, a

beer garden, a dance and a movie, as well as the sale of baked goods, tea, plants and arts and crafts. Children’s events that day include a pirates den from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and children’s races at 2 p.m. The annual ladies nail-driving contest happens at 3 p.m. On Sunday, festivities include sales and displays in the sports centre, sports on the green, food booths, a midway, as well as a skydiving contest and free pony rides for children. The pirate-themed fair, carnival rides and games are a highlight for many youngsters who attend the weekend event with their families, including five-year-old Reuben Rowan of Esquimalt. Pirates are great, he said with a grin, because they have swords and “they find treasure.” For a full lineup of events, visit www.esquimalt buccaneerdays.ca. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Anniversary brew better than grog A special brew named Shoaling Waters, developed for Esquimalt’s centennial, will be unveiled this weekend. “The logic behind it is that India pale ales were the beers that were shipped from the English Midlands to the colonies,” said Spinnakers Pub owner Paul Hadfield, whose roots in the township run deep. His grandfather arrived from England in the 1920s and later served as Esquimalt reeve. “We thought that given the naval background in Esquimalt, the sea-faring aspect (and my family connection), this would be a really fun style of beer to do to help celebrate 100 years,” he said.

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Desperation heard in Krueger’s tactics Juan de Fuca NDP MLA John Horgan knows he crossed the line when he called out the blustering theatrics of Kevin Krueger, the B.C. Liberal MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson. However, the worst thing about this incident is the dishonour it brought to an outdated parliamentary Backbencher system that tolerates behaviour that modern adds little to society no longer will. discussions Horgan and Krueger shared headlines after their Monday morning exchange. In case you missed it, after enduring a barrage of hectoring from Krueger on May 28, Horgan shot back with a comment that suggested his opponent drank too much wine with breakfast. Horgan later regretted making the comment, though he stopped short of a full apology (he did apologize to deputy speaker Linda Reid after calling her out for failing to take charge and muffle Krueger). For his part, Krueger simply dismissed Horgan’s comments much as he does any comments he disagrees with. Krueger has a reputation for his loud voice even among a chamber of shouters. You can argue he has been effective at both shutting down opposition speakers – he also made headlines after heckling independent MLA Vicki Huntington back in February – and at keeping his name in the news. To be sure, debates of the highest level must be open for various forms of expression. That includes speaking loudly or even yelling at select moments. But done to the extent Krueger does is beyond crossing the line. The expectation of his booming hectoring has done nothing to add to the discussions needed to govern our province. Indeed, one of the most prominent campaigns underway has been Premier Christy Clark’s anti-bullying initiative. How can anyone take her seriously if she sits by while one of her party’s members is allowed to rudely shout down people? Is government so afraid that if the opposition actually gets a chance to speak they might say something the public wants to hear? What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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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Chaos reigns in wake of HST The old saying goes that if to the wall, trying to do what the you like sausages and laws, you public and circumstances demand shouldn’t watch either one being and save its own skin. made. Here’s a partial list of The legislature’s the marching orders. Get sausage factory worked rid of the harmonized overtime to crank out a sales tax and bring back pile of legislative change a computerized version before the government of the old, inefficient choked off debate and provincial sales tax. shut it down for the Unclog the court system, summer. This is after a which has become dozen complicated bills so constipated that a were stuffed into the Stanley Cup riot fool hopper in the final month. Tom Fletcher can’t even plead guilty For the first time in in a reasonable time. B.C. Views B.C. history, debate And find a way to make was carried on in three our growing population separate chambers to try to get of urban anarchists and assorted through it all. It created a chaotic other deadbeats pay to ride transit. scene, with politicians and The HST exercise continues to reporters dashing around trying to exact its cost. create the impression they were on The unprecedented job of top of it all. creating a modern system for the The NDP opposition screamed archaic sales tax was the main bloody murder about this travesty, cause of the legislative logjam, especially as the clock ran down tying up government lawyers and last week and bills were assigned a delaying drafting of other bills. token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the Small businesses that paid $3,000 to B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary convert to HST get to pay another deadline. $3,000 to go back, and we had all Alas, what little time was allowed better hope the new computer for the opposition to question software works. legislation was largely frittered away Speaking of computers, one of with the usual partisan sniping that the laws passed amid the shouting substitutes for alternative ideas. establishes an online system for The good news is that this mad disputing traffic tickets. Police will rush wasn’t a calculated scheme print out tickets from their cars to ram through unpopular, unfair instead of hand-writing them, and measures. Quite the contrary. The drivers will have an alternative way B.C. Liberal government’s back is to argue about whether they really

ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more. A similar administrative system is being established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to fix earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test, so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is finally a system to enforce collection of fines, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the last-minute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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possibility of skin cancer down the road. Like many policies that protect youth from high-risk behaviours such as drinking and smoking, an underage indoor tanning ban makes sense from a public health perspective. We know that indoor tanning is detrimental to our health, particularly for youth. It significantly increases the risk of skin cancer; in fact, any use of indoor tanning equipment before age 35 increases a person’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 per cent. Some may also wonder whether it should be up to parents to decide whether or not their child tans indoors. Given the extreme risk of indoor tanning, particularly for youth, allowing parents to provide their consent would not be health-protective. Parents are not permitted to buy their children alcohol or cigarettes and it is sensible to put the same restrictions on indoor tanning. In addition, research shows no significant difference between the indoor tanning behaviour of teens in jurisdictions with parental consent laws versus those without. In this season of Grade 12 graduation ceremonies, many students will not

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Data on deer shows no clear trend I carefully examined the deer population trend and deer-vehicle collision statistics attached to the deer management terms of reference posted on the Capital Regional District website. These reports are supposed to support the citizens’ advisory group in the process of studying the deer issue and providing recommendations to the CRD. According to the first report, the population of black-tailed deer on Vancouver Island is estimated to be in the 45,000 to 65,000 range. This number is virtually identical to the 2008 estimate. According to the second report, deer collisions and deer fatalities within the CRD have been up and down over the same period, showing no clear trend. Therefore, both the deer population trend and deer collision statistics reports are inconclusive at best and certainly do not support the general claim of an “exploding deer population,” as widely reported in the media. There have been a few hundred written complaints since last August, mostly from Oak Bay residents and mostly regarding cosmetic damage to their gardens. A few farmers spoke at the CRD meeting in February complaining about increasing numbers of deer on their properties and significant economic losses suffered as a consequence of that. However, to this date to my knowledge they have been unable to provide any concrete estimates of either one.

In the absence of accurate, reliable and objective data and statistics backing up these claims, I believe that there is not enough information available to establish the nature and extent of the “deer problem,” if any. Based on the data available, I believe that a drastic action, particularly involving lethal management, is totally unjustified and unnecessary. Nabhraj Spogliarich Saanich

Free buses more effective than impaired fines The editorial states: “Keep penalties as a deterrent for impaired drivers.” This suggests the CounterAttack program is working. ICBC evidence presents no such conclusion. Justice Minister Shirley Bond’s politically expedient report neglects to say that before the CounterAttack program there was already a 37-per-cent decline in alcohol-related fatalities between 2007 and 2009. ICBC tells us why: “Many factors affect the safety of road travel and therefore influence trends in crashes, injuries and fatalities. Road safety cannot directly influence all aspects of crash frequency and severity (like weather, the economy, the cost of fuel, and kilometres driven),” according to ICBC’s 2011 Road Safety Business Plan. In an economic depression, it is known that auto-related deaths decline. People are driving less.

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Sting-Ray nets drug targets Investigation leads to suspected dealers, assault suspects A three-month Victoria police investigation targeting mid-level drug dealers ended with six arrests and the seizure of about $70,000 in illegal narcotics. The Victoria police Strike Force Unit, assisted by the department’s Emergency Response Team and Saanich police, raided three residences, in the 500-block of Dallas Road, the 800-block of Denford Cres. and Burnside Road West late last month. Large amounts of heroin, crack, cocaine, methamphet-

amine, ketamine and some GHB were hauled away, along with tools and equipment used to package and deal out the drugs. More than $30,000 in cash was also seized during the police operation, dubbed Project StingRay. Three men in their 20s and 30s, and a 24-year-old woman were arrested. One of the men, Chris James Myre, has been charged with five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The others were released and will appear in court in future.

Through Project Sting-Ray, police tracked down a man wanted in connection with a violent attack in Langford in April. A 41-year-old male staff member of Svelte Cocktail Lounge was allegedly punched in the face in the men’s bathroom of the lounge, on April 12. Michael Hamer, 32, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. Charges of accessory to assault are being recommended against the staff member. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Wartime farce retains message 100 years later Shaw classic opens at McPherson Theatre Natalie North News staff

Some things, as they say, bear repeating. For director Glynis Leyshon, George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and The Man is worthy of the expression. The wartime farce which runs until June 17 at the McPherson Playhouse, is the latest classic brought to the stage by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Though much has evolved around how wars are fought since Shaw penned the play in 1898, the idealization of war and the cult of the warrior hero rings true today, Leyshon said. “It’s Shaw poking fun at the whole romanticizing of war and the idea that heroism is brave, but rather it’s not,” Leyshon said. “It’s real and scary and frightening and something that we should take entirely seriously.” Set during the Serbo-Bulgarian

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Christine Willes, left, as Catherine Petkoff, and Amanda Lisman, as Raina, rehearse their roles in the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and The Man. War of 1885, Arms and The Man follows a young woman torn between a dashing war hero and and a soldier who would rather see chocolates over bullets on the battlefield. As an early work of Shaw’s with

a quick-moving plot, Leyshon considers Arms and The Man, an easy introduction to the playwright, even for the most novice of audiences. And for those up on the classics, it’s a rare opportunity to see Shaw on stage in Victoria.

The play is a departure from the veteran director’s last work – God of Carnage, a contemporary comedy “of manners, without manners,” staged this spring at The Belfry Theatre, where Leyshon served as artistic director for 11 years – though Leyshon is more than well-acquainted with Arms and The Man. Leyshon has viewed the play from three vantage points, first as an audience member at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., then as a programmer at the Vancouver Playhouse. “It has that wonderful language of Shaw, and his wit, but it also has something to say to all of us today. It’s one of those timeless pieces that can make us laugh and have a good time, but there’s a truth to that message at the heart of the play that’s still very valid for us all,” Leyshon said. “Getting a chance to do it again here for Blue Bridge is very exciting for me.” The play’s emphasis on divisiveness of nationalism has remained just as originally intended, Leyshon said. The first time she saw Arms and The Man, Leyshon felt removed from some of the details in the

names, such as the Serbians and the Balkans. “Unfortunately with all of the conflict in Serbia and the former Yugoslavia, the idea that there are wars in the Balkans … is all too present with us.” Without undermining the deeper social commentary, she appreciates the play for some of its perhaps more widely accessible attributes. “(Shaw) really is having a good time as a young playwright, having fun with all of the operetta form, the dashing, gallant hero and the elevated, flowery language,” she said. “It’s more tongue-in-cheek and has a lot more genuine sense of farce than a lot of his later and more serious work.” Under Leyshon’s direction are Dylan Smith of Blue Bridge’s inaugural production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Stratford Festival lead Amanda Lisman. Vanessa Holmes, Jay Hindle, Brian Linds, Christine Willes and Jacob Richmond round out the cast. Tickets for Arms and The Man are available through the Royal & McPherson box office at 250-3866121 or rmts.bc.ca. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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“Louise was a founding member, founding donor, a board member and a mainstay in the alto section.”

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Louise Lemire-Elmore will be honoured in song this week. The Victoria Philharmonic Choir and Music Director Peter Butterfield will be dedicating the Saturday, June 9 performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass In B Minor with orchestra to Lemire-Elmore, a founding member of the choir, who was found dead in Sooke on May 30. “The tragic accident … was a profound shock to the members of the Victoria Philharmonic Choir,” said Joan Athey. “Louise was a founding member, founding donor, a board member and a mainstay in the alto section.” A graduate of St. Ann’s Academy in 1963, Lemire-Elmore majored in Music and English at the University of Toronto and taught for a number of years in Toronto elementary schools, specializing in children’s choirs. After returning to Victoria with her family in 1981, she served as church organist and continued to enjoy singing in larger choirs. The police investigation into Lemire-Elmore’s death is ongoing. Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue divers recovered her remains from her car

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The memory of Louise Lemire-Elmore will be honoured by the Victoria Philharmonic Choir. which was found just below the surface in the ocean near her Sooke home. Tire marks indicated she drove off the driveway near her waterfront property, over the rocky embankment and beach and into the ocean. “Louise’s life has always been one of nurturing, educating, and making the world more beautiful, whether she was singing, running a fundraiser or creating wonderful food for hungry

choristers after a concert,” said choir member Sherry LePage. “The Victoria Philharmonic Choir was very dear to Louise’s heart, and she has many friends among the singers who will miss her and her rich alto voice terribly.” The concert in her memory is at 8 p.m. at the First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. Visit www.vpchoir.ca. for more information. Tickets are available at Munro’s, Ivy’s and Tanner bookstores and Long and McQuade. “Choristers are expressing a deep desire to honour Louise’s commitment to excellence by singing this beautiful Mass to the very best of our ability,” said LePage. - with files from Sharron Ho llavin@vicnews.com

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Burial park plans Summer So(u)lstice Royal Oak Burial Park, with artist Paula Jardine, hosts the third annual Summer So(u)lstice on June 23. The event is an opportunity for the public to experience the grounds of the regional cemetery in a different way. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music and the quiet gift of poetry when Wendy Morton and Rhonda Ganz turn your memories into poems made from your words. Jennifer Blyth Stroll through the Business Beat terraces, find your ancestors and ask questions of staff, visit the Woodlands green burial area and see the plans and site for the Little Spirits Garden, a special community memorial dedicated to infant and child loss. For more information on the event, visit www.robp.ca

In the community Alex Tilley, founder and inventor of Tilley Hats, visited Victoria on May 26 for a Tilley Hat signing at the recently opened downtown Tilley store.

For every one of the 123 hats that Tilley signed, Tilley Endurables donated $5 to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Victoria. In addition to the $615 raised by the autographing session, Tilley Hat owners contributed another $75 for a combined total of $690. Highlights of the signing include one man with 13 hats, and another person with a United Nations Canadian Peacekeeping light blue Tilley hat that had seen service in the Persian Gulf.

Awards and accolades After more than 100 nominations and a public vote, the West Coast Social Media Awards have narrowed the field to category finalists which will now be evaluated by the judges’ panel. One winner in each category will be revealed June 8 at the awards dinner at the Victoria Conference Centre, emceed by Erica Ehm. Madrona Gallery is celebrating its second anniversary and invites art lovers to stop by from 1 to 4 p.m. June 2 for a party and Nicholas Bott’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

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Big weekend for Oak Bay’s Adam de Vos Travis Paterson News staff

Oak Bay biking ■ Visit this story online for more on Adam de Vos, who started with Greater Victoria’s School Bike League. ■ This year’s School Bike League race was cancelled from the Grand Prix itinerary.

It’s only been two years since Adam de Vos first competed in the high school category of the Bastion Square Grand Prix. to finish one-two-three again It was one of the thenand sweep the podium,” LehOak Bay High student’s first mann said. races, and he wiped out durIt almost happened, except ing the ride. But got back on Victoria’s Megan Rathwell and caught the pack. snuck into second place At this year’s Grand Prix among the women’s overall. de Vos not only managed to Adding excitement to the stay on his bike during the Grand Prix were the interelite men’s race, he was part mittent primes (pronounced of a six-man breakaway group preems), specific prizes and finished second. It was awarded to the winners of good enough to secure him a lap. De Vos scored two, third place in the omnium, including an expensive pair which combines the Grand of tubeless Shimano wheels. Prix with Friday’s time trial De Vos was in the running along Dallas Road and Satfor one of the more coveted urday’s B.C. road championprimes: a trunk full of beer. ship in Metchosin. All events “Being that he isn’t 19 yet, are part of this year’s Robert I’m glad he got the wheels W. Cameron Law Series. instead,” his mom, Stefanie, At 18, the win is a huge said. accomplishment for de Vos, Next up for UVic student who came in ahead of pro, de Vos is the Tour de Beauce ex-pro and junior cyclists in in Quebec, June 12 to 17, with all categories, finishing sevhopes of a selection to Canenth in both the time trial ada’s national junior team Sharon Tiffin/News staff for the UCI world championand road race. “I’m still learning a lot Adam de Vos leads the pack on Fort Street during the Bastion Square ships in the Netherlands this about the (pack dynamic) Grand Prix men’s elite race Sunday. De Vos finished second, and placed September. and when to step back and third in the overall standings of the Robert W. Cameron Law series. Alexandra Grant, from conserve energy, but it’s Victoria’s Triple Shot racing always good to take the risk and Britton races for three behind Jus- team, won the junior women’s be aggressive,” he said. Team H&R Block tin Kerr, de Vos omnium. Trevor Pearson, from The men’s and women’s elite while Lehmann is and Cody Can- the Mainland, won the junior cyclists hit speeds well over the on the Vancouverning. men’s omnium. 50-kilometre-per-hour speed limit based Trek/Red Lehmann, 24, during the 900-metre criterium Truck, alongside had the week- No breaks for women The chosen place for breakof the Bastion Grand Prix, which Adam de Vos and end’s most domiconnects Fort, Government, fellow Victorian nating effort, win- aways on the Bastion criterium Yates and Wharf streets. Noe Cooper. ning the women’s was during the southbound let “There’s not a lot of big races Britton and Grand Prix and of Wharf Street, though cyclists Sharon Tiffin/News staff Saturday’s road were often caught immediately (on Vancouver Island). This is Lehmann ensured definitely the biggest (accom- their spots on the Victoria’s Megan Rathwell race, and placing thereafter on the moderate plishment) of my career,” de Vos omnium podium finished second overall in fifth in the time incline of Fort Street. “Coming into Fort was defisaid. with top finishes the weekend’s omnium. trial. Victoria-based cyclist Rob Brit- in the Grand Prix. “Coming into nitely the place to try and get ton and Vancouver’s Jenny LehBritton, 27, was part of the the Grand Prix, (Trek/Red Truck) ahead but it’s hard in such a small mann won the men’s and wom- breakaway group with de Vos, had all three omnium spots, so women’s field,” Lehmann said. sports@vicnews.com en’s elite omniums. though he slipped from the top the goal was to work together

Lambrick baseball grad named All-American Lambrick Park baseball academy grad Angela with being on the Rocky Mountain’s first team Jay is getting it done on and off the field. all-conference team. Last week Jay was selected to Jay started her post-secondary the NCAA’s All-America Div. 2 seccareer with Iowa Western junior colond team, ranking her with the best lege before transferring to Chadron fastpitch catchers in the country. State. The fourth-year with Chadron State She started 96 consecutive games (Nebraska) also plays center field, for Chadron and finished her career and earned a 3.89 grade point averwith the highest fielding percentage in age in physical education and health. school history. With her grades, Jay earned a Rocky In 2012 Jay hit .342 and led the team Mountain Athletic Conference all-acwith an on-base percentage of .403. ademic first team nomination, along Angela Jay sports@vicnews.com

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

June cycling festival spins into gear It only gets better for cycling fans as the second Victoria International Cycling Festival is now officially underway. Launched with a concert and social at Philips Brewery on Saturday night, the festival’s calendar has plenty of events leading up to the grand weekend, June 22 to 24. The Harbour Sprint Series is June 15, when cyclists compete in one-on-one quarter-mile drag races on Belleville Street in front of the Hotel Grand Pacific and the legislature.

Junior Shamrocks fall short against Bellies The Victoria junior Shamrocks scored five goals in the third period of Sunday’s road game versus New Westminster, but couldn’t complete the comeback from a from a 9-4 deficit. They lost 10-9 to the Salmonbellies (7-3). With a 9-8 win over the Delta Islanders (7-3-1) on Saturday, the ’Rocks now have five wins in 11 games, tied for fourth in the eightteam B.C. Junior Lacrosse league. Adam Brown scored two goals and three assists on Sunday, while goalie Cody Hagedorn faced 59 shots. Kurtis Green led the team with two goals and two assists on Saturday. The Shamrocks hosted the Nanaimo Timbermen (1-9) Tuesday (results were after the News’ press time.) Next up is an away game against the Islanders on Saturday and a home game versus the Poco Saints (4-5) at Juan de Fuca Arena, 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Intermediate Rocks bomb Burrards On Saturday the intermediate-A Shamrocks roasted the expansion Maple Ridge Burrards 26-10. Jake Cullen scored six goals and three assists, with Dane Sorensen also getting five goals and nine points. Ryan Taylor, Curtis Gailey and Max Fredrickson each tallied hat tricks. The Baby ’Rocks are on the road Sunday against the Coquitlam Adanacs.

Midweek madness for Shamrocks The Coquitlam Adanacs visit the Victoria Shamrocks for a rare midweek home game today (June 6), 7:45 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena. The Victoria club is first in the Western Lacrosse Association with four wins in four games, beating the Maple Ridge Burrards 17-7 on the road Sunday, and the Nanaimo Timbermen 15-10 at home on Friday. Corey Small led the ’Rocks with four goals and four assists against Nanaimo,

and Dan McRae helped get the ’Rocks going early with two goals in the first period, his first two of the year. Small was at it again in Maple Ridge on Sunday, as the Shamrocks feasted on the struggling Burrards. The St. Catherines (Ont.) native scored once and recorded eight assists, while Jeff Shattler scored six times. Backup goalie Josh Phillips played all 60 minutes to get his first WLA win. sports@vicnews.com


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NOTICE OF MEETING ANNUAL REPORT In accordance with the provisions of the Community Charter, Council will consider the Annual Report at the Regular Meeting of Council to be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., in the Esquimalt Council Chambers, 1229 Esquimalt Road. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to make submissions and ask questions on matters contained in the Annual Report. The Annual Report will include the 2011 audited financial statements, value of 2011 tax exemptions, a report respecting municipal services and operations, and a statement of municipal objectives and measures. Copies of the Annual Report will be available at Esquimalt Municipal Hall, 1229 Esquimalt Road and at www.esquimalt.ca as of Friday, June 8, 2012. For further information, please contact Administration at 414-7101 during regular office hours, or email anja.nurvo@esquimalt.ca. Anja Nurvo Manager of Corporate Services

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St. Mikes crush Oak Bay hopes Travis Paterson News staff

High school rugby enthusiasts can usually rely on the annual Boot Game between the Oak

Bay Barbarians and St. Michaels University School Blue Jags as a barometer. Not so for this year. It was assumed that the boot champion

Barbarians, seeded second in the province going into last week’s AAA rugby provincials, would succeed the seventh-ranked Blue Jags in the final standings.

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Instead, it was the Blue Jags upsetting the Barbs in a 29-24 win in the quarterfinals of the AAA provincials on May 30, hosted in Abbotsford. The Blue Jags went on to lose to No. 3-ranked Carson Graham, 44-13, in Thursday’s (May 31) semifinals, then lost 22-5 to St. George’s in the bronze medal game. But fourth is a much better outcome than St. Mikes was picked for. And though in the end it was only one spot ahead of the Barbarians, it’s an elbow into the ribs of Oak Bay. The Barbs cleared out the Claremont Spartans in round one, 41-5, and rebounded from the St. Mikes loss to trounce No. 11-seed Handsworth 22-3. The Barbs then edged No. 5 seed Earl Marriot 17-15 to complete the march up to fifth place. Claremont struggled in the tourney, taking home the wooden spoon (awarded to the last-place team), while the Shawnigan Lake Stags won the AAA title, crushing their opponents with a total combined score of 184 to 18. In the AA bracket the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons reached the semifinals but lost 23-8 to eventual winners Collingwood. Esquimalt Dockers avoided the AA wooden spoon, drubbing Caledonia 32-5 for 15th.

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A room with a view to the subatomic Electron microscope project puts university on the cutting edge Edward Hill News staff

By this fall, the world’s most powerful microscope will fire up in a basement at the University of Victoria, and allow scientists to enter a new frontier of subatomic research. But right now, the bulky, stainless steel components are barely cut from their plastic wrap after arriving from Germany. UVic engineering professor Rodney Herring and Hitachi technology manager David Hoyle will spend the summer piecing together 4.5-metre high, seven-tonne device, known as the scanning transmission electron holography microscope (STEHM). “This is the Ferrari of microscopes,” Herring says, smiling. Indeed, the electron gun, aberration correctors and lens package will give scientists the ability to probe to a scale of about one-fifth the diameter of an atom, or about 20 million times magnification from human sight. Nanotechnology works at the level of billionths of a metre – the nanometre. This microscope drills down into trillionths of a metre, the rarefied picometre scale. It can resolve images at 50 picometres and smaller. A silicon atom by comparison is roomy at 235 picometres across. “This is the first of its kind. It is the next generation of electron microscope,” says Elaine Humphrey, manager of the UVic advanced microscopy facility and a biology professor. “We are going below 50 picometres. In picometre technology, there’s not a lot of it around.”

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University of Victoria engineering professor Rodney Herring stands next to the electron gun apparatus, a key component to a powerful microscope being assembled at the school over the summer. In the basement lab in the Bob Wright building, Herring and Hoyle joke about using duct tape to hold the microscope components together, but this is a decadelong project of mind-boggling engineering and scientific precision. Herring shopped his design to a number of high-tech companies, but most didn’t believe the level of magnification and resolution was possible. Hitachi itself needed convincing that the engineering would work and the investment was sound. The final bill isn’t public knowledge – Herring said $9.2 million from government research grants and UVic is “less than half the cost.” “(The microscope) is an expensive machine,” he said. “It’s arguably the highest level of technology made ... other than (the Large Hadron Collider) or the Interna-

tional Space Station.” Everything on the STEHM hits the extremes – it has the most advanced electron gun, and highest resolution imaging and largest magnification of anything on Earth. The vacuum chamber in the electron gun apparatus nearly replicates the kind of extreme emptiness of deep space. The underground metal chamber that houses the microscope effectively eliminates all sound and external vibrations. It sits on a concrete foundation physically separate from the Bob Wright building, which is built on an existing slab of bedrock too big to vibrate from passing vehicles. Herring said slight vibrations from the human voice or imperceptible pressure changes from a passing cloud would dis-

rupt the machine, if it operated in the open – so it will operate in a chamber overpressured and lined with sound absorbing material. The metal chassis that houses the microscope’s ultra-precise electronics is a metal-composite that is extremely rigid but dampens vibrations – its internal filling is a secret known only to Hitachi engineers. Hoyle said he’s not allowed to talk about it. The UVic advanced microscopy facility hopes to have the STEHM up and running by October. Scientists and engineers from across the planet are already booking research time on the world’s most powerful microscope. Uses for the STEHM are somewhat esoteric, but the device is expected to aid breakthroughs in scores of fields, from computing and nanotechnology, to medical diagnostics and solid-state physics. It will allow physicists and chemists to peer into the atom with untold precision, allowing fundamental research that confirms physical theories of matter. “The unique feature of this microscope is that it can see atoms and tell the type of atom we’re looking at,” Herring said. “We can look at how electrons bond atoms together. We can see the fundamental chemistry of chemical bonding.” At a slightly larger scale, Humphrey said the machine will allow biomedical researchers to create, for instance, highresolution 3-D images of neuron connections in tissues. Computer engineers can map schematics of increasingly small integrated circuits. Herring expects STEHM will remain on the cutting-edge for years to come and will put the university on the world map in terms of providing a facility for fundamental subatomic research. At UVic, the world of the very small has become very big. editor@saanichnews.com

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Favourites Gravy Granules

for

Limit 4 40 Lb Bag

Steam Buns Bi Feng Tang Frozen

2

69

2 Kg Bag

Condensed Sweetened Whitener

1

99

Komal

Aah! Bisto Assorted

750 mL Bottle

Seaweed With Olive Oil

359

Choripdong Uncut Roasted

Jones of London Established 1912 4 Pack

25’s 650 Gram Tub

Frozen Vegetables Green Giant Valley Selections

2

99

1 Kg Bag

Frozen Entrées

9

3/$

for

Stouffer’s Assorted

312 Gram Jar

330 mL Tin + Dep

500 Gram Package

170 Gram Package

650 Gram Tub

Skillet Meals Swanson’s Assorted

10’s Package

Soft Drinks

4

99

s#OKE XM, s$ASANI7ATER 12 x 500 mL s.ON#ARBONATED#OKE 12 x 341 mL

3

99 for

s$UTCH Crunch Kettle Chips

2/$

for

4

Beans Heinz Assorted

3

2/$

for

200 G

Ketchup s2EGULAR s%ASY3QUEEZE Heinz

3

BBQ

99 Sauce

s0OTATO Chips

Kraft Assorted

1

99

Bread s#INNAMON2AISIN s3ESAME7HITE s7HOLE7HEAT Dempster’s

5

2/$

for

Blanched Peanuts s3ALTEDs5NSALTED

39

¢

305 mL Tin

Dried Cranberries Regular

1

59

3 x 25 Gram Package

Organic Oats s1UICKs/LD &ASHIONED O R G AN

25¢

IC

Twin Pack 180 G Old Dutch

300-500 Gram Package

170-340 Gram Package

624 Gram Package

Your Choice + Dep

Your Choice

796 mL Tin

750 mL - 1 Litre Bottle

455 mL Bottle

600-680 Gram Loaf

Per 100 Gram

Per 100 Gram

Per 100 Gram


A24 • www.vicnews.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - VICTORIA

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DELUXE

CALIFORNIA

Cream Pies Pie

5

$ 37

1

Sodas

5/ $400

2 L Limit 10 Total

ASSORTED

Arbella Pasta

2/99

in select Saanich News, Victoria News, Goldstream News Gazette & Peninsula News Review

¢ 450 g Limit 4 Total

NATURAL WHOLE

CALIFORNIA

3

100 g While Stocks Last

IN THE DELI

COTT

500 g

97 $ FLYER 18 oz EVERY FRIDAY

each

MAY FAMILY FARMS Chicken Breast Roast • Plain • Smoked

CAMPFIRE

Watch for our

IN THE BAKERY

$ 97

Almonds

¢

97

IN THE BULK FOODS

100 g

Dahlia 6"

NEW CROP

$ 97

4

While Supplies Last

Proud to be serving Victoria since 1986 Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Deposits and/or environmental fees extra where applicable. We reserve the right to limit quantities.

Specials in effect Wednesday June 6th- Saturday June 9th, 2012

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Offers valid at Royal Oak and Esquimalt Country Grocer locations only.

NEWS


Victoria News, June 06, 2012  

June 06, 2012 edition of the Victoria News

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