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Yellow Cab assistant manager Samantha Lazeo, left, and manager Victoria Taylor show a portion of the stuffed animal collection that will be given away to children at a charitable Christmas dinner tomorrow (Dec. 22) at First Metropolitan United Church on Balmoral Road at Quadra Street. The dinner, now in its third year, is aimed at families and individuals in need and is organized by Sushil Hira, president of the cab company.

Giving back at Christmastime Business leaders team up to host third annual dinner People in Victoria without the means to put on a full Christmas spread can find one tomorrow (Dec. 22), thanks to some partnerships in the business community. The idea of putting on a charity Christmas dinner came to Yellow Cab president Sushil Hira three years ago, around the time friend Gordy Dodd

was hosting his annual charitable Thanksgiving dinner. “Nobody was doing it for Christmas, so I said, ‘Gordy we need to do something for Christmas as well,’” Hira said. While he isn’t Christian, he wanted to take part in this traditionally Christian holiday. “This is the season where we don’t want anybody to be left without celebration. It’s not only Christian now. It’s everyone who celebrates. It has become a part of our culture.” For this reason, he pitched the idea of a Christmas dinner to Dodd, and

the two men agreed to host the event together. Now in its third year, the Christmas dinner idea has expanded. Dodd is heading to Nanaimo to launch a dinner there, while Hira is taking the lead on the Victoria dinner with the help of friend Sweetpal Singh, managing director of Shell at 100 Esquimalt Rd. “We will also be giving some blankets and some gifts,” Hira said.

Phillip Jacobs denied that he molested male students at St. Joseph the Worker church, but admitted he needs to be mindful of “compulsions” that led to sexually abusing boys in Ohio decades ago, during continued testimony Tuesday in Victoria Supreme Court. Jacobs, 63, under guidance of defence lawyer Chris Considine, refuted testimony of the three young men who told the court last week that the former parish priest engaged in episodes of molestation and sexual touching at the Saanich church more than a decade ago. One of the three complainants testified that Jacobs molested him in a room behind the altar. The witness said Jacobs molested him again while moving books between buildings on the St. Joseph the Worker grounds. Jacobs said he has no recollection the witness ever served as an altar server and denied ever touching or molesting him. “Never,” Jacobs told Justice Miriam Gropper. As for moving books, Jacobs recalled asking two students for help moving hymnal books between the priest’s residence and the church, but the witness was not one of the volunteers. Jacobs admitted he crossed the line with one complainant named in the charges, when he spoke with the student about the act of masturbation. In that case, Jacobs said, he slipped back into his compulsion to instruct young men on masturbation. “Part of me got into the pattern to be an instructor,” Jacobs said.

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UVic environmental, engineering classes investigate ways to put plans into practice Roszan Holmen News staff

For a small, cash-strapped city department, the promise of free expertise fuelled a partnership with the University of Victoria. The relationship proved symbiotic. Victoria has committed to reducing its community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent by 2020. And fourth-year environmental studies students needed real-world experience to round out their theoretical training – and their resumes. “It’s that perfect situation where everybody wins,� said Roy Brooke, Victoria’s director of sustainability. “The students are bringing their energy and enthusiasm to bear in proposing solutions, so then we can pull them off the shelf as we implement things.� The city already has a list of actions to accomplish its climate goals. Fleshing out an implementation plan for each one, however, takes time and resources. “The city’s resources are tight and stretched, so for us, it’s an amazing way to get something done that we need done,� Brooke said. The environmental students presented their plans at a recent climate expo held at city hall. They included strategies to transform Government Street into a pedestrian mall, draft-proof windows in apartment buildings and set up a bike-share program. More than 300 engineering students also attended the expo and held a trade-show style presentation of their ideas to increase the number of bicycle commuters. “The students were extremely highly motivated,� said instructor Karena Shaw, associate professor at UVic’s School of Environmental Studies. “I had to shift my teaching away from content and a lot more toward skills-based stuff, like writing clearly and communicating complex ideas for a popular audience instead of for academics.�

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A group of University of Victoria environmental studies students looked at transforming Government Street into a pedestrian mall, as their fourth-year project. That proposed action, one of many being considered by the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, was among the ideas for which UVic students designed implementation plans. University partnerships, like the one with the city, are definitely on the rise, Shaw said. “I don’t know how far the trend is going to go, but I certainly know that UVic is putting a lot more emphasis behind it.� As well as all the benefits they bring, however, these partnerships can be problematic. There is some fear that offering inexpensive, high-quality research will take away paid work from professionals in the field, admitted Shaw. “Unions have rightfully raised questions about the implications of that,� she said. “We have to keep an eye on that.� Shaw follows a few rules when evaluating potential partnerships. First, she asks whether

Climate change strategies: conception to implementation To meet its community’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, Victoria obtained customized software that quantifies the costs and benefits of various strategies, such as planting trees or insulating windows. “This is leading-edge stuff,� said Victoria’s sustainability director, Roy Brooke of the software developed with grant money from B.C. Hydro. Next, he vetted the options with industry stakeholders. “They can be the reality check,� Brooke said. “If I say I’m going to double-glaze all

             

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Dinner is open to all comers Continued from Page A1

“(And) last year, we felt that some kids showed up and we didn’t have anything to give the kids.” In response, organizers have secured teddy bears and other gifts to pass on to children. Close to 700 people showed up for the dinner last year and at least that many are expected this time

around. Staff from a local Indian restaurant are cooking the entire traditional Christmas dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. The dinner is expected to cost between $10,000 and $15,000, Hira said. “We have 200 shareholders in our company,” he said. “Every cab is owned by single owners and they all live locally and they want

to contribute to where they live.” Anybody can show up to the dinner to either volunteer or dine. It takes place Saturday at First Metropolitan United Church, 923 Balmoral Rd., starting at 5 p.m. Santa arrives to deliver toys at 5:15 p.m. “Everybody who is needy, please come. Nobody will be turned away,” Hira said. rholmen@vicnews.com

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Medical pot home grow-ops to end Prescription-use marijuana to be produced commercially Daniel Palmer

B.C. said marijuana grow-ops, both legal and illegal, are 24 times more likely to catch fire than the average home. “I can tell you from my experience, when you walk into a legal (grow-op) versus an illegal one, there isn’t a lot of difference in the safety hazards,” said Victoria Fire Chief Jeff Lambert. He echoed a statement from the provincial chiefs that they are not passing judgment on marijuana use. “It’s not about prohibiting marijuana from those who need it.” While he admits large-scale grow-ops aren’t rampant within Victoria’s boundaries, Lambert said the federal changes will only benefit public safety in the Capital Region. “Everything’s done in secrecy, so when our fire crews show up, they don’t know what they’re walking into,” he said. “It places the firefighters at risk, and I think the occupants as well.” Medicinal marijuana users have ballooned from about 500 in 2002 to nearly 26,000 today, according to Health Canada. The new rules will also stream-

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The federal government is poised to eliminate licensed medical marijuana grow-ops in homes, recognizing long-standing safety concerns and connections to the illegal drug trade. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced this week Health Canada is getting out of the growing business and will phase in a new system of strictly regulated commercial producers. “We have heard real concerns from law enforcement, fire officials and municipalities about how people are hiding behind these rules to conduct illegal activity, and putting the health and safety of Canadians at risk,”Aglukkaq said in a statement. “These changes will make it far more difficult for people to game the system.” Medical marijuana growers have operated for years without needing municipal government or police approval and are not subject to health, fire, building or plumbing inspections. The Fire Chiefs Association of

line medical marijuana prescriptions, allowing family doctors to write prescriptions directly. Under existing rules, patients had to be referred to a specialist, who then had to submit multiple forms to Health Canada for approval. The cost of medical pot is also expected to increase significantly, as the $5/gram federal subsidization will come to an end. Health Canada intends to implement the new system by March 31, 2014, at which point all current possession or production licences for pot will expire. The Victoria Police Department refused comment, but said it supports a statement from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which applauded the changes. A 75-day comment public feedback process is now open (bit.ly/U4xtqi) and will end on Feb. 28, 2013. The details of the new regulations are available on the ministry’s website (bit.ly/SFDUlX). – with files from Kevin Diakiw dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Plan so that everyone has a safe holiday season.” The counter-drug operations have resulted in 27 charges of drug trafficking, with many of the accused facing the potential for stiff penalties under mandatory minimum sentencing legislation, police said. One person charged has 319 entries in a police enforcement database, Bown added. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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End of days put on hold If you’re reading this in print, then the world didn’t come to an end today. And you still have a few more days to shop before Christmas. The doomsday scenario, believed by some to have been predicted by the Mayan civilization more than 5,100 years ago, is just the latest example of people letting fear get in the way of their capacity for common sense. Some folks have been dreading Dec. 21 for years. Are people simply that unable or unwilling to consider that maybe this highly advanced civilization just didn’t see the need to create a new calendar? Historical experts familiar with the Mayan system of recording time say the new model would have the same characters – what we call numbers – as the one that has just expired, kind of like a car’s odometer rolling over. Astronomers who can see everything around Earth, even light years away, would clearly have known whether our tiny planet was in the pathway of some rogue planet, meteor or giant asteroid, likely years in advance. No warnings came. Yet a quoted opinion poll indicated that roughly one in 10 Americans (we couldn’t find an equivalent Canadian poll) had real fears that something dreadful would happen today. There’s a lot of similarities between the hysteria around the year 2000 and the endof-days scenario. Twelve years ago, however, the people who felt there was a very real chance the world would grind to a halt – over computers’ supposed inability to read a year with two zeros at the end – had relatively little proof to convince them otherwise. We all know how that turned out: nary a blip was seen on the landscape. No doubt fewer people were taken in by the idea the world would end than feared the consequences of the new millennium. But the snake-oil salesmen have nonetheless been busy whipping fearful people into a frenzy, regardless if what they were selling made little sense upon further investigation. Thank goodness most of us stuck around to see what happens next. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: 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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Keep public safety info public I was living in Halifax when Vancouver Island Health Authority. the major daily newspaper there Both the cautious and the curious took the province to task over its are free to nose around. Through refusal to publish fooda few clicks, anyone can inspection reports. learn that in May, Denny’s Diners had no way to Restaurant received find out whether their a moderate hazard prospective restaurant rating and instructions was squeaky clean, or a to thoroughly clean its chronic offender of health whole kitchen. (The and safety practices. business has since At the time, I was complied, restoring its studying journalism. good rating.) In class, we examined Also available are all the series of articles Roszan Holmen the very minor violations by the Chronicle Herald discovered by inspectors 11th Hour and their impact. For a at hundreds of food Musings wide-eyed student, they facilities during routine presented an inspiring inspections. For instance, demonstration of the power of during its initial inspection, the new media. The series was also a Marzano Pizza learned it needs to lesson about the tension between mount its paper towels behind the the public’s right to know and the sink. This level of minutiae hardly desire by private businesses to be makes for good reading, but for just that – private. me the frequency and detail of the I graduated and moved away reports are comforting. I don’t look before the Nova Scotia government them up before eating out, but folded to public pressure in 2008. knowing the reports are available But the same issue followed me to for public scrutiny gives me the Alberta, where I took my first job confidence that I don’t need to. as a reporter for the Drayton Valley All this is a long-winded way Western Review. to introduce Victoria’s Harbour In my new province, the Airport. Edmonton Journal published a At a recent City of Victoria similar series, which also prompted council meeting, my jaw dropped the government to publish foodwhen I heard overseers of the facility inspection reports. airport address the issue of Again, I caught the controversy, transparency. but missed the policy change by In a nutshell, Transport Canada moving to Victoria, where I took a “just doesn’t do that.” job with Black Press. Annual reports, outlining risk Here in B.C., inspection reports assessments, complaints and are published to the website of the investigations aren’t published.

“Where would they go?’ asked a seemingly befuddled port manager. “On your website,” shot back an obviously exasperated Coun. Pam Madoff. The contentious exchange left me feeling embarrassed at my own oversight. Never had I pressed for the documents, even as public concern mounted over the impact of a new marina on the harbour airport. During his presentation, the port manager assured city council that Transport Canada’s safety procedures are top-notch. I say the proof is in the pudding. The government already agrees it’s my right to know that Green Cuisine must dish its ice cream differently to avoid contamination. Surely, the stakes are higher when it comes to flying. I’d like to know for myself, rather than trust the authorities, that my float plane has passed all its inspections with flying colours and that the runways are adequately wide and clear. Now, I’m moving on in my career again. But this time, my new job will keep me in Victoria. As the new talk show producer for C-FAX, I hope to help bring some hard questions about the airport to the airwaves. It’s been a great five years with Black Press. Thanks to all my colleagues, fans and critics. I’ve learned a lot from all of you. Roszan Holmen is a reporter with the Victoria News. editor@vicnews.com

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VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, December 21, 2012

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Canada heading in the wrong direction on guns The horror of the mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school caused each of us to pause and reflect. The inevitable question kept coming up: How could this have happened to these 20 innocent kids and their six teachers? In obvious reference to the gun

culture in America, U.S. President Barack Obama forcefully asserted in his address at the memorial service for the victims that “things must change.” The Canadian government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper are moving in the opposite direction. The Conservatives

are very supportive of the gun culture, as evidenced by their gradual loosening of gun control regulations in Canada. For example, after the Conservatives killed the long-gun registry, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews met with the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee.

To appease these gun industry lobbyists, the Conservatives eliminated certain gun show regulations. The concern among law enforcement agencies is that the lack of regulatory oversight of these hundreds of gun shows has the potential to facilitate the leakage of even more weapons

into the wrong hands. As one Newtown resident poignantly stated, the question is not how this massacre could have happened, but rather, “Do we love our guns more than our kids?” Paul Connolly Victoria

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Cartoonist spot on with MacKay comment Re: Calls for Peter MacKay’s resignation abound (Cartoon, Dec. 14) Cartoonist O.J. Heggen does it again. He is truly gifted at getting at the core of an issue. After MacKay and Prime Minister Harper gave us bogus cost estimates for the F-35 fighter jet acquisition during the last federal election, then excoriated independent Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page for daring to expose the profoundly understated costs, they have now pressed the “reset button.” As Heggen observes, they really should be pressing the “eject button,” and for the first time in Harper’s regime, fire a minister for misleading taxpayers and voters, as well as grossly mismanaging the aircraft

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Our federal politicians should stop bickering long enough to protect children’s rights. Private member’s bill C-386, “An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment,” was tabled 12 long months ago by a Conservative member of parliament. But it appears this bill, aimed at prohibiting all Canadian youth under 18 years of age from purchasing a service known to be a Class 1 physical carcinogen, is not on our government’s agenda, nor that of the opposition parties. When did we become so callous and self-centered that we can’t even be bothered to listen to our doctors and protect children from cancer when we know how? Linda Jeaurond View Royal

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Youth in Greater Victoria feel less connected to their community and worry about housing, homelessness and education. That’s according to the results of an annual Victoria Foundation survey. The Youth Vital Signs report asks people aged 15 to 24 about 13 issues critical to their quality of life, including housing, transportation and the environment. The report has been produced for two years as a supplement to the all-encompassing Vital Signs report, and helps to educate donors and create awareness of youth issues, Richardson said. Of the roughly 200 young people surveyed, 75 per cent are female and 25 per cent male. Roughly half of respondents volunteer, live with their parents and have lived in the Capital Region all their lives. The number of youth who reported feeling “very connected” or “somewhat connected” to their community fell from about 88 per cent in 2011 to 71 per cent this year. Young people who felt “hardly connected” rose from 10 per cent of total

respondents to 26 per cent over instance,” she said. “It depends the same period. what your situation is. If you’re The reasons behind that trying to go to university and change are more difficult to pin- need to move out and pay rent, point, Richardson said. it’s really difficult ... to find a job “Maybe there are more stu- and affordable housing.” dents living away from home, On the other end of the specbut I hope the report provides trum, the Victoria Youth Empowan opportunity to delve deeper erment Society operates Victointo that.” ria’s only youth Vic High Grade emergency shelter, “The people 12 students Carina detox and drop-in Pologer and Fairahn who aren’t involved, centre. About half Reid would be con- it’s probably a of the society’s sidered very con2,000 annual clients nected. Both vol- matter of appealing are at-risk youth, unteer with various to their interests.” while the other half school fundraisers are just looking for – Carina Pologer, and committees on somewhere to go, Vic High student top of their studies. said Pat Griffin, “The people who executive director. are involved are really involved. The society’s nightly drop-in They take on everything that centre has seen participants they can,” Pologer said. “The double in the past two years, an people who aren’t involved, it’s increase attributable to “myrprobably a matter of appealing iad reasons,” he said. “A lot of to their interests.” that began when the economy Reid said it’s tough to place started to go in the tank.” all youth into categories, noting About 33 per cent of youth that students who don’t display surveyed for the report believe overt leadership qualities may more year-round youth shelters engage in activities of interest. are needed in the region. “I know classmates who are To view the report and learn passionate about environmental more about Vital Signs, visit issues, so they take part in the victoriafoundation.bc.ca. Enbridge pipelines protests, for dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Victoria lawyers gain QC designation Two Ministry of Justice employees in Victoria are among this year’s crop of 30 B.C. lawyers honoured with the Queen’s counsel distinction. Carmen Rogers, who works as a Crown counsel in the criminal justice branch, is on the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. executive and has been involved in the association’s international development program, national

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“I slipped back ... in this case it lasted seconds and the doorbell or phone rang. “My mouth was dry. I knew what I was doing was not right, but the interruption gave me a chance to reset things.” In her cross-examination, Crown prosecutor Clare Jennings noted one of the church’s activities for altar servers was swimming. She suggested the act of Jacobs changing into swimming trunks with young boys put those boys at risk of molestation. Jacobs noted that those trips always had other adult chaperones, and that simply being around young people didn’t trigger his compulsion – his compulsion to instruct boys on masturbation was part of a broader “script.” “I know my pattern, my compulsion. I do not accept that in the presence of kids changing into (swimming) trunks would lead me to do some nefarious act,” he told the court. Pressed by Jennings, Jacobs said he did sexually abuse two youth in Ohio, but said his therapy at the Institute of Living in Connecticut made him recognize how to break his pattern of “inappropriate actions.”

criminal justice section and law student mentorship program. Michael Shepherd has been with the ministry’s legal services branch for 28 years. He co-chairs its professional standards committee and regularly offers legal advice to government departments such as Treasury Board and Office of the Comptroller. He also served on the board of Our Place Society and its prede-

cessor for 12 years. The Queen’s counsel designation is conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution. Successful nominees demonstrate professional integrity, good character and have been a member of the British Columbia bar for at least five years. editor@vicnewscom

Philip Jacobs “In years of therapy we spoke at length about the script, that my future ... is about recognizing the script and avoiding anything that might move in the direction of the script.” “The script had a risk factor that was being alone with young men?” Jennings asked. “That was a component,” Jacobs said. “I did not perceive being alone with a young person was a risk,” he told the court. “If I thought that, I would never have entered into parish life, it would be impossible to continue.” Jacobs is charged with sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose. The charges involve three minors under the age of 14, with alleged incidents spanning September 1996 to June 2001. Testimony is expected to conclude this week. editor@saanichnews.com

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Georgia Murray is keeping the dream alive Arnold Lim News staff

Georgia Murray still remembers her first singing gig. Sneaking into the guest lounge of her parent’s fishing lodge in Port McNeil, the then five-year-old sang an unannounced rendition of The Little Mermaid’s Part of your World to an audience of unsuspecting dinner guests. “From the beginning all I could dream of doing was becoming a singer, songwriter,” Murray said. “It is not a question of how bad (I) want it, it is what I am, what I do and what I will always do.” Today, the stages are bigger, the stakes are higher and the guests know she is performing – but her childlike enthusiasm remains. “It is part delusion, part passion mixed,” she said laughing. “Once you reach one goal it is all about reaching the next goal and the next one, and the next one.” Perseverance secured her spot among eight performers to compete in reality TV show Cover Me Canada, where singers cover popular Canadian music on live television and bands are eliminated

every week, but it proved to be more of a learning experience than a fun one where she endured one of the most challenging segments of her musical career. “It was a soul-crushing experience, but one of these things that doesn’t kill you (but) makes you stronger,” she said of some of the harsh judges’ comments. “The month that we were there you felt crushed on a regular basis and being able to pull through was miraculous. … All of that was amazing, to up your game as a performer (and) to deal with performing under such stressful situations.” The intense run ended with her elimination in week four. But the opportunity to perform as one of eight bands selected from more than 4,000 applicants was a confidence boost and positive exposure for the 28-year-old who worked years as a server and housekeeper to keep her dreams alive. It is that dedication that struck radio host Dylan Willows who knows Murray’s work ethic first hand. “I think the first thing I have noticed (about her) is unflinching commitment and dedication to

and make it original and her own,” he continued. “I tell her every time I see her … I am amazed she is not an international star yet. When it happens, and it will happen, I won’t be surprised.” While interArnold Lim/News staff national starVictoria resident Georgia Murray is one of dom hasn’t Victoria’s hottest up-and-coming musical acts. arrived yet, international her craft,” said the Zone 91.3 host. recognition has. In 2010 she picked “In this business there are a lot of up the phone to be greeted by lawvery talented people out there, it yers in South Korea who discovis the people that stick through ered her song We’ll Never Know hard times that find success in the had been plagiarized and stolen end.” by a producer who repackaged Her performances still inspire the song for popular South Korean the 12-year veteran of the radio pop musician Hyori Lee. The industry who enjoys the unique song climbed the South Korean nature of her sound, a package he charts as a hit single before being says doesn’t necessarily fit into derailed when news of the scanthe musical sub categories of the dal broke. It proved to be both an industry, and sets her apart. eye opener and an opening for the “She has a unique ability to songstress who may now be more blend all sorts of different genres popular in Asia than she is in her

hometown. Her initial anger is now mellowed by a newfound fanbase and an undisclosed settlement that laid the foundation for her latest EP Just a Dream, released in 2011. With high-profile setbacks behind her, and a new six-song EP in conjunction with her producer and parter D Whiz set for release in 2013, she is confident her success – that now includes singing the national anthem for the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden and a stint playing herself on Boston Legal with William Shatner and Candace Bergen – is just the beginning. “Things keep moving forward and happening, which is my goal in music. Things are just on this upward, propelling forward motion which is the only thing I can hope for as a musician,” she said. “It is what I wake up for, what I live for. Everything, everyday is music, it is just what I do.” Unbeknownst to a five year old Murray, singing of a desire to be a part of your world, may prove to be foreshadowing of a future where she ends up doing just that. reporter@vicnews.com

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share with your family and help pay down home mortgages or education for children or grandchildren. “One of the biggest misconceptions is that Canada has inheritance tax, which we don’t,” sayss Audrey McFarlane, Ånancial advisor with Edward Jones in Oak Bay. “On the other hand, we do have to Åle a Ånal (tax) return which does have tax consequences.” A Ånal tax return takes into account all RRSPs or RRIFs, unless those are left directly to a spouse or disabled child, rather than becoming part of your overall estate. “In an ideal world everybody would sit down and talk about our wishes,” says McFarlane. “It needs to be a living plan, I think. There are issues around not having traditional marriages, what people want to do around charities – those things change over time.”

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Intergenerational transfer of wealth. Sounds more fun than estate planning, doesn’t it? With many seniors managing assets far beyond the family home these days, passing that wealth along to children and grandchildren before the taxman gets a bite has become more important than ever. Transferring wealth before death will help save taxes, and help out family members when they need it most, says independent Ånancial planning and investment advisor Peter Dolezal. “The one thing I encourage folks to do is share their money while they’re still alive,” Dolezal says. “A lot of them set up RESPs (registered education savings plan) for their grandchildren. Gaye (Dolezal’s wife) and I take our grandchildren on holiday somewhere once a year.” Today, more people are buying into the philosophy: if your investments are paying you enough, then you can

Audrey McFarlane, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Oak Bay, right, chats with clients Walter and Corinne Wickson. DON DENTON/NEWS STAFF

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Respect nurtured with age This week my wife left me and our Æuffy little Mexi-mutt and the relative comfort of our modest retirement rancher to Æy into the frozen wastes of the Q BRIAN KIERAN Yukon to work at a COLUMNIST zinc mine. She Skyped me from her closet-sized dormitory cell to report that it was 30 below outside with the wind chill. I know what you’re thinking. Is the poor woman that desperate to escape domestic bliss that she’s jumped on a polar express to work a gazillion miles from anything resembling a creature comfort, like Costco? In fact, she’s just doing what she’s always done best, nurture leadership in the workplace. However, I am not convinced that she ever thought that the dawning of her golden years would be spent teaching underground miners how to be leaders. Don’t they just follow the light to the end of the tunnel? What about me, you ask? Well, it’s not like I’m just kicking up, stringing beer tabs into necklaces and throwing the dog a bone. I’m working too. For the past few months I’ve been plugging away as a community newspaper reporter Ålling in for a colleague on leave. I happen to believe that community newspapers are the Ånal frontier

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Victoria Senior The Bi Big Issue continued from 11 Most p people are living in their biggest Ånancial asset – the their home. “You have h to think, if you go into a care facility, you can se sell any real estate you have and add that to your normal norm income. And you don’t have to worry about oth other things like food, a car, etc. If you’re in a facility, all those costs will disappear,” Dolezal says. Most p people will not outlive their Ånancial assets, agrees Mc McFarlane. “Many people are house rich and cash poor. p There are still pensions out there. … There is also critical illness and long-term care insurance.” insurance Younger seniors will also beneÅt from one of Younge the largest shifts in assets to come. “Baby boomers are in a po position to see huge transfers of wealth from their parents,” says Dolezal. “It’s going to be a phenomenal amount of money over the next 10 to phenomen 15 years. “There is a lot of extra cash people are going to be leavi leaving behind. Our parents’ generation is a more frug frugal generation than ours.” Baby boomers b though, have a more freespending lifestyle and will be leaving less to their kids, he adds. ad “The m more you can plan the easier it is for whoever is i left,” says McFarlane. “There is no single solution. It’s very individualized. It’s something everybody needs to do, but how you do it is up to the individual.” O editor@oakbaynews.com

Where to begin: "In an ideal world everybody would sit down and talk about our wishes." - Audrey McFarlane

The Senior Life

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Freda Knott was born in Vancouver in 1936 to immigrant Jewish parents. She has been in Victoria since 1967 after moving here to marry Erni, a millworker who is now deceased. She was an elementary school teacher and took time off to raise two children with the intention to return to teaching when they went to school, instead she became active in the peace and social justice movement. Knott was a co-founder of the Greater Victoria Disarmament Group which worked strenuously against the nuclear threat of the cold war. As a member of the GVDG, she was active in organizing the annual Peace/Earth Walk that has been around for 31 years. Knott began volunteering in the peace movement because her mother lost her family during the holocaust. She feels treating differences with violence does not solve problems, instead she makes working for better conditions for the general population a very high priority. Knott was also on the Victoria Board of the Council of Canadians, serving as co-chair for a couple of years. While not currently a board member, she handles the email lists informing members and supporters of events in Victoria on peace, social justice and environmental issues. In the early ‘90s she joined the

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Raging Grannies and has never looked back, she says. “It is good to be friends and comrades with women who think as I do and feel as strongly as I do about a better world. Our motto is ‘a better world for all grandchildren.’” Knott finds that working for a better world gives her a sense of satisfaction, that she is trying to make life better for all, be they in Canada or elsewhere around the world. Knott also plays the piano occasionally, relaxes with crosswords and Sudoko puzzles and keeps up with current events. Being with her grandchildren Madison, 4, and Reide, 3, is one of her greatest pleasures. This year, she was honoured to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by former Victoria MP Denise Savoie, whom she greatly admires.

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What is your favourite Victoria destination or activity? Why?

I lived for 35 years in Metchosin, in the wilderness. Since I have moved to Fairfield I have missed this. So I love walking in Beacon Hill Park and along Dallas Road. It gives me a sense of being with nature in the middle of the busy city. I also love the Royal B.C. Museum, I think it is the best in the world.

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What’s at top of your “bucket list”? I guess I’d like to see an end to the strife in Israel/Palestine. What is your proudest achievement.

That’s a hard question. Personally, I am very proud of my children, Ayala and David, who have become fine people who care about making the world a better place for all. I think I have done my small part in informing the people of Victoria and hopefully get them thinking about and doing something to make a better world for all.

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In 1954, Neil Vicker had just Ånished school in England and decided to take a trip around the world. He began with a trip across Canada, and when he got to Victoria he met his future wife, fell in love, and never left. Vicker has always been active in the community and served as a Director of the FairÅeld Community Association in the 1960s. He began a recycling program to raise money for the B.C. Guide Dog Association and to raise funds for the Community Association. Both programs are still running, and he is still actively involved. O

Bruce McShannon served 25 years in the Canadian navy, retiring in 1982. He then volunteered with the Sea Cadets for 18 years. He also volunteered with the Learning Disabilities Association of B.C., teaching swimming to children with cerebral

palsy. McShannon continues to work full time as a commissionaire, and still Ånds time to deliver Black Press publications, it’s a job he’s done for 27 years. “It helps keep me Åt,” he says. He is also a collector of military paraphernalia, including medals, Æags, uniforms and badges. O

After retiring as an ofÅce manager Camille Wood moved from Ontario to the West Coast to be close to her daughter and granddaughters. She spent 30 years singing barbershop harmony and volunteering with the Sweet Adelines International. Her favourite destination is the Monterey Recreation Centre where she is involved with a variety of activities. She is president of the Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association, coordinator of the centre’s annual bazaar and rummage sale. She is also involved in the craft group. O

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Learn to play the Ukulele during this fun 8-week course! A ukulele is not required for the first class. All participants are charged $6 to cover the costs of the songbook (to be paid directly to instructor at first class). Thu Jan 17-Mar 7 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thu Jan 17-Mar 7 1:30-2:30 p.m. $60/8. Call the Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 250-412-8500 for more information.

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Lapp comes home again A special day of music and holiday fun takes place Dec. 22 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Victoria. Daniel Lapp’s ninth annual Home For Christmas Concerts highlights Christmas events on Vancouver Island. To make this homecoming even more special Lapp received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for community service on Monday at the Legislature. This year’s special guest is Juno nominee Mae Moore, in addition to performances by The Joy of Life Choir, The B.C. Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra, and The Swingin’ Shepherds House Band featuring local music icons Adrian Dolan, Adam Dobres, Rick May and Kelby MacNayr. Both shows are on Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 680 Courtney St. The matinee is at 2 p.m. and the evening show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, students and seniors $5; Children 10 and under are $3, and are available in advance at Ivy’s Books, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., Hemp & Co., 1102 Government St. and at the door, if available, 30 minutes before the show. Guests are asked to bring an item to donate to the food bank. llavin@vicnews.com

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It’s the second annual A Pinnacle Brass Christmas December marks the start of traditions: putting up lights, buying a Christmas tree, shopping for presents, and listening to Christmas music. On Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Church of St. John the Divine will ring with the sound of the Pinnacle Brass, so bring the whole family and check one tradition off your list. The show will feature Christmas music both popular and less familiar. Last year marked the release of their debut album The Earth Shall Ring! “It features the Christmas music that Christmas forgot,” explains trum-

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peter John Ellis. “We decided that we wanted to produce a recording that refreshed some older tunes that may have been forgotten, but with a current sound.” What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with the glorious sound of brass in a gorgeous cathedral. Join the Pinnacle Brass Quintet on for this festive holiday event. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students and youth.

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year. The show runs Dec. 29 to 31 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Showtime is at 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 student/ senior, $22, regular and $35 for the Sid Vicious Pit, The Sid Vicious Pit means getting in first and being seated in the pit a.k.a. the guitar bar, getting your first drink free, drink service that will jump the bar line for you, and the right to sneer and feel superior to everyone else. Dec. 31 tickets are $45 (regular) $58 (Sid Vicious Pit). New year’s eve tickets include bubbly at midnight, snacks, and a rockin’ dance party. Tickets available at Ticket Rocket, 1609 Blanshard St. ticketrocket.org or call 250590-6291.

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From splints to sprints Hilary Wille part of cycling team’s second year growth Travis Paterson News staff

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Former youth triathlete Hilary Wille of Saanich is making her last transition into cycling with the Russ Hays elite/development team. Race season starts in March.

Hilary Wille is a young cyclist with big expectations. The 19-year-old from Saanich is a rookie on the expanded Accent Inns-Russ Hay’s Cycling Team for the 2013 season. Well, she’s mostly a rookie. Wille is transitioning from being a junior athlete with the National Triathlon Centre and a gold medal winner at the 2011 Kamloops Western Canada Summer Games. The reason is shin splints. “I’ve been cycling as a triathlete for years but my career as a cyclist has only just begun,� Wille said. As a triathlete, one of Wille’s biggest goals was to have the fastest bike split. To do so she trained with the boys. Then shin splints kept her from running, and competing, though she could continue training on the bike and in the pool. And though Wille was also an accomplished swimmer with Island Swimming for nine years, cycling won out. “To make a pro (cycling) team is part of the dream but the big goal has always been the Olympics,� Wille said. “First swimming, then tri, and now this.� “Her results in triathlon speak to her horsepower and fitness endurance,� said team co-founder Jon Watkin, who also helps organize the annual Bastion Criterium. This year’s Accent Inns-Russ Hay’s Cycling Team has 17 riders, three of them women, up from 10 riders in the team’s first official season of 2012. “We had great results last year and with more sponsors we’re entering more races and with more travel covered,� Watkin said. Leading the way as a junior last year was Jordan Duncan, 17, who returns as the defending provincial time trial and cyclocross champion. Wille is classified as a member of both the development and elite rosters for the Accent Inns-Russ Hays Team, as she’ll be up against under-23 women and

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pros in her rookie season. But it won’t be too much for the former Claremont secondary student, she insists. “On the one hand I’m used to cycling, as the bike portion of triathlons would make or break my race,� Wille said. “But the cycling leg of my races were also limited to 20 kilometres.� Wille’s entry to the “The bike world of the peloton came portion of triathlons last year when her NTC would make or break teammates jumped into a pair of Victoria Cycling my race.� League races in the High– Hilary Wille lands district, Newton Heights and Caleb Pike. She admits a learning curve awaits her and is listening intently to what coach Houshang Amiri has to offer. “This couldn’t be a better fit for me right now,� Wille said. “I’m completely healthy and lucky to walk into a development team out of triathlon.� Wille’s story echoes that of Shailie Sanbrooks, a Victoria-based cyclist and former triathlete, who was sponsored by Russ Hay’s two years ago, before Wille’s team existed. With Russ Hay’s help, Sanbrooks rode on the elite roster of U.S.-based Team Kenda (presented by Geargrinder) for 2012. The South Island is also the home to premier national under-23 cyclists Annie Ewart (Brentwood Bay) and Adam De Vos (Oak Bay), both of whom ride for competitor teams. “(Accent Inn-Russ Hay’s) is one of just five or six like it in the province. We’re just getting established,� Watkin said. New to the Accent Inn-Russ Hay’s 2013 men’s elite roster are Victoria’s Lucas Koolman, Vancouverites Jeff Werner and Mike Rothengatter, and the Yukon’s David Gonda. Returning are Cid Martinez, Raph Lalumiere, Curtis Dearden, Emile de Rosnay, Steven Grandy and David Strasser. Wille is on the development roster with locals Alex Amiri and Evan Carey, as well as Comox’s Jordan Duncan and Courtenay’s Andrew Grant. Victoria’s Nik Vogler and Manitoba’s Haley Warkentin make up the elite women’s team, on which Wille will also compete. sports@vicnews.com

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The Victoria HarbourCats will feature a trio of Lambrick Park baseball academy grads for the 2013 season, pitcher Connor Russell, outfielder Austin Russell (not related) and pitcher Nick Pivetta.

The first three HarbourCats introduce players Travis Paterson News staff

They are the first three and might be the only locals to dress for the Victoria HabourCats baseball team for its West Coast League debut of 2013. Then again, there could be more Island players, said HarbourCats general manager Holly Jones. Pitcher Connor Russell, outfielder Austin Russell and pitcher Nick Pivetta, all graduates of Lambrick Park secondary’s baseball academy, have been selected out of Victoria’s current crop of collegiate baseball players. They were half of the first six players to be named by the HarbourCats on Tuesday (Dec. 18). “It’s a good league, with lots of drafted players, and it’s at home, so it’s a great team for me to be on,” Pivetta said. The HarbourCats expansion season roster has already been selected, but the names will be released gradually so the stories behind each player won’t be lost in one big announcement, Jones said. Royal Athletic Park will be a lot closer to home than the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in New York State, where Pivetta played last summer. “(Perfect Game) is another wood bat league but I think the WCL is going to be a step up, and we’re going to have a strong team.” During the college season the 6-foot-5 right handed pitcher plays for New Mexico Junior College and has committed to play for the University of New Mexico Lobos (NCAA Div. 1) in September 2013. During midget (16-18), Pivetta played for the Victoria Eagles with coach Gautam Srivastava. “Basically, Gautam put my name forward to the (HarbourCats). I let them know I was interested and it was done by email,” Pivetta said. Srivastava, the former Canadian youth coach of the year, and Lam-

brick’s Mike Chewpoy, who also coaches the midget Victoria Mariners, are two of the most influential figures on male college and university-bound baseball players from Victoria. So it’s only logical that HarbourCats co-coaches Dennis Rogers and Bob Miller would lean on them as the two California-based coaches make inroads into the Island’s baseball scene. “I had a suspicion (Chewpoy) had put my name forward, then I got a call in September asking if I could play,” Connor Russell said. The 20-year-old is in his third year at Vancouver Island University. In 2010 he was part of the Victoria Mariners’ conquest as B.C. champions, along with Austin Russell. Last summer Connor won five games in eight starts for the Okotoks Dawgs (Calgary) of the Western Major Baseball League. “It’s going to be fun having a couple of friends on the team, with Austin and Nick. We’ve all played for and against each other.” The HarbourCats also announced the signing of three Americans, all of whom are MLBdrafted: catchers Casey Schroeder (University of Kentucky) and David Schuknecht (Riverside City College) and pitcher Connor Baits (University of California Santa Barbara).

Blue Jays buzz reaches Vic Don’t assume Victoria is too far from Ontario to share in the excitement of the Toronto Blue Jays recent trades and signings, including much sought after Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. The thrilling memories of the Blue Jays’ back-to-back championship seasons of 1992 and 1993 are being brought to the forefront of Victoria baseball fans, as Vegas odd-makers have the Blue Jays as the 2013 World Series favourites. That in turn could affect the stands as of RAP this summer, Jones said. “It’s just as exciting to think one of these (HabourCats) could end up on the Blue Jays one day.” sports@vicnews.com

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VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, December 21, 2012 REAL ESTATE

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PARKLANDS DR- Avail now. Recent upgrades. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, sxs duplex. Sm pet ok. Large yard. $1,250 + utils. Call Equitex 250-3866071 or www.equitex.ca

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SUITES, LOWER INTERURBAN AREA, 3 bdrm, 5 appls, W/D incl’d, N/S, N/P, Jan. 1. $1200. (250)588-4595. LANGFORD- NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm bsmt suite, quiet family neighbourhood, close to shopping, W/D. NP/NS. $900. Call (250)391-1342. SIDNEY 1BDRM, 1bath grnd flr suite, f/s, w/d, large kitchen & living room, lots of storage, N/S, no dogs. $885 + hydro. Available now. (250)654-0410.

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1993 BAYLINER Classic 2452. In excellent condition. Head, galley, canopy, 9.9hp 4-stroke Yamaha. Dinghy & extras. $17,000. (no trailer). Call 250-656-6136.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 - VICTORIA

NEWS

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Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

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Saturday Dec 29th 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-384-8124

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

Saturday, Dec. 22 & Sunday, Dec. 23 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 18

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

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VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, December 21, 2012

Rainwater utility offers rebates, appeal process

Generosity packs the bus Five-year-old Presley Simpson, right, and her brother Parker, 8, add food and toys to the donations at B.C. Transit’s fifth annual Stuff the Bus in the Safeway parking lot at Tillicum Centre last Saturday. The event brought in 1,273 kilograms of food and $3,000 worth of toys and clothing for the Mustard Seed food bank. It also earned nearly $1,000 for 1UP, the Single Parent Resource Centre.

Rates differ for commercial, residential properties in city Roszan Holmen News staff

When the city launches its new stormwater utility, homeowners who feel their bill doesn’t reflect their circumstances will be able to appeal. The City of Victoria has already committed to the new utility, which, in principle, aims to charge property owners based on the amount of rain water they send down the drains. While the concept in theory has received widespread support, the billing formula is proving more contentious. At the Dec. 13 governance and priorities meeting, the issue of how to bill for paved areas proved a sticking point. In the draft policy, commercial and industrial property owners will be billed according to the amount of impermeable surface on their lots. Residential homeowners’ bills, however, will not reflect this. They will be charged a standard rate based on the footprint of their house. The formula will not consider paved driveways or patios, which also contribute to rain runoff. Staff do not have time to manually inspect 10,000 properties, said Ed Robertson, Victoria’s assistant director of engineering. Coun. Pam Madoff objected to the draft policy. “People that are already doing the right thing are being penalized,” she said. “It’s going to be really hard to embrace this, because we’re talking about fairness of user pay.” Robertson defended the formula. “Our statistical analysis showed there wasn’t much variation at all between property owners,” he said. Eventually, the city can take aerial photographs of residential properties to establish a more accurate breakdown of permeable and impermeable surfaces on individual lots, he added. For people unhappy with their bills, there will be an appeal process, he said. “The number of people who have to go through the appeal process will be big,” predicted Madoff. Residents will also be able to apply for rebates for rain-retaining measures such as cisterns and rain gardens. “There is a potential reduction of up to a third of your utility bill, based on the types of infrastructure on your site,” said John Sturdy, acting director of engineering. “A subcommittee is looking at types of rebates (to see) which ones are doable with good financial return.” If such investments by property owners don’t pay for themselves for 100 years – people are not likely to buy into them, Sturdy added. People can apply for rebates on the honour system and staff will do random audits, like they do in Portland, Ore., Robertson said. rholmen@vicnews.com

COMMUNITY NEWS IN BRIEF

Carol singing in James Bay The public is invited down to the James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego St., to join in some traditional carol singing tomorrow (Dec. 22) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Singers of all ages and abilities are welcome and carol booklets will be supplied. Participants will gather outside the main entrance to the centre then sing in front of homes in the nearby vicinity. Afterwards the group will convene at James Bay United Church on Michigan Street for a hot beverage. For more details call Catriona at 250-3807215 or email catriona@argue-black.com. editor@vicnews.com

Arnold Lim/News staff

Tips on tipping your community newspaper carrier Throughout the year, your newspaper arrives at the doorstep full of local news and shopping information. You may not know who delivered your paper, but carriers are on the job... whatever the weather.

The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to express your gratitude We get many calls from readers who want to reward their carrier. Here are some ideas: • Leave a greeting card or envelope in a secure spot your carrier will see. Mark it: Black Press carrier. • Gift cards are a good option. • Black Press cannot give out the names of our delivery people, but we can forward a tip on your behalf. Just drop off an envelope to our office at 818 Broughton Street or at 777 Goldstream Avenue with your name and address clearly marked. We’ll direct it to the your carrier. • Questions: call 250-360-0817 or email: distribution@vicnews.com

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Friday, December 21, 2012 - VICTORIA

NEWS

Making merry Sharon Peters, left, and Linda LaValle are all smiles at the annual Our Place Christmas party, held this month at the First Metropolitan United Church hall. Food for the meal was provided by local churches and served up by 50 volunteers, and Louise Rose led the Open Door Choir in singing carols. Photo courtesy Our Place Society

Church seeks gifts for homeless Arnold Lim News staff

The Shelbourne Street Church of Christ hopes to give the gift of giving. The Saanich church is helping the homeless and less fortunate tell their personal stories and receive gifts on Christmas by joining forces with the Homeless Partners Christmas Wish List Program. “It puts a face on each person, it tells a story for each person,” said minister Travis Hutchinson. “It lets them be recognized as people, more than just a problem to be solved, they are a person to be loved. That is the root of what Homeless Partners is about, that is why I think it is so important.” Recipients for the gifts are found through Cool Aid Society's Sandy Merriman House,



 



 



 





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Next Steps Transitional Shelter and Rock Bay Landing, where each person is interviewed to give them an opportunity to tell their story – if they so choose – and offer a short list of items they would like for themselves or their loved ones. The requests, ranging from equipment that could help them find a job, and warm winter clothing, to gifts for their children, are posted online at homelesspartners.com. “A lot of time in fixing the problem we tend to lose sight of the person. It is about the person, not the issue of poverty,” continued Hutchinson, who recently relocated from Colorado. In 2011, the church interviewed 117 people and 115 received one or more gifts on their list. This year they expect a similar number, but this time

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VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, December 21, 2012

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Black Press launches Tweed magazine in Oak Bay Oak Bay’s elite turned out in force to greet the newest member of the community as Tweed magazine was unveiled Dec. 13. Tweed was officially unveiled by Black Press Publisher Penny Sakamoto and Director, Advertising Sales Oliver Sommer in a gala event held in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s David Foster Theatre. “Tweed tells the story of a unique and eclectic community through those who know it best, its residents,” said Sakamoto. “Readers from both within and outside its geographic boundaries can look forward to amazing narrative that explores the essence of what makes Oak Bay great.” Guests included the hotel’s owners, Kevin and Shawna Walker, who, along with their family, are featured in the inaugural edition of the magazine, Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen and former mayor Christopher Causton, who makes his debut as columnist in the pages of Tweed. The first edition of the Oak Bay-focused magazine, which features work from well-known local photographers and writers, also contains a detailed peek into Jim Kirk’s unique home on the Avenue, in the heart of Oak Bay, and a visit with artist Pat Martin Bates. Tweed is delivered to doorsteps with the Oak Bay News, and is available at a number of local businesses.

Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen and former Oak Bay mayor Chris Causton show off the new magazine.

Artist Pat Martin Bates receives her copy of the Miles Takacs, with Black Press Director, Advertising magazine. Bates was featured in the inaugural issue. Sales, Oliver Sommer.

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Neighbours gathered to view a number of classic vehicles for the community fundraiser.

Hospital Foundation, sponsored drinks and food were served on bar tables installed on the lawn. There were even yachts displayed at the dock for the guests to tour. Cars included a vintage Rolls Royce, a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible, a 1968 Camaro race car with a giant 427 cubic inch engine, a 1929 Model A Ford

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Dr. Mike Mostrenko inherited his grandfather’s original 1950 Chevrolet pickup used for decades to carry construction materials.

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With the holidays upon us, here’s a list of the Top 5 Must-have Tools for Your Do-It-Yourself Garage. As the trend of longer vehicle ownership holds steady, many car owners are attempting their own DIY repairs. These gift ideas fit almost any budget. 1. Hydraulic Floor Jack and Jack Stands – A must-have for any DIYer. A quality hydraulic floor jack and jack stand kit not only allows you to lift and secure your vehicle safely, but empowers you to complete auto repairs like replacing front brake pads and rotating the tires. Hydraulic floor jack and jack

stand kits retail on average $80 to $150. 2. OBD2 Code Reader – An invaluable diagnostic tool for both new and veteran DIYers. The OBD2 code reader pulls the diagnostic trouble codes for most cars, light trucks, and SUVs released after 1995 – providing the first step in troubleshooting a check engine light or drivability problem. Many models also include an Internet USB cable ensuring the product can be regularly updated, guaranteeing compatibility with newly released vehicles for years to come. OBD2 code readers retail on average $40-$80. 3. Digital Multi-meter (DMM) – A DMM is a hand-held device essential for troubleshooting electrical problems – useful for basic fault finding, the

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instrument can measure to a high degree of accuracy. As a bonus, DMMs can be used to troubleshoot electrical problems not only in vehicles, but in most basic electronic equipment, domestic appliances, power supplies, and wiring systems. DMMs retail on average $50$100. 4. Vehicle-Specific Repair Manual – Even veteran DIYers need to consult the books occasionally. A quality repair manual will provide vehicle specific troubleshooting and How-to Guides for your DIY project. At a little under $30 each, the manuals provide an in-depth look at specific areas of auto repair and include step-by-step procedures, enhanced photos, troubleshooting guides, electrical diagrams, and valuable

short cuts. 5. Air Compressor – A simple yet essential tool for your DIY garage. An air compressor allows you to not only inflate vehicle (or bicycle) tires, but it will provide the power needed to operate pneumatic tools. As a bonus, some of these portable air compressors include a 12-volt battery pack for jumpstarting the car in the case of a dead battery. Portable air compressors’ average retail cost ranges from $100-$200. Other DIY workplace gift suggestions include a tool chest, a torque wrench (to apply proper torque to nuts and bolts), a mechanic’s tool set, a shop light, a work bench with a vise, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and personal protective equipment (safety glasses and gloves).

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Offer available to residents of Canada only. †Until December 25, 2012, receive $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,750/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Edge SE/ Fiesta S, Flex SE, Explorer Base, Transit Connect, E-Series/ Focus ST, Fusion Hybrid/ Focus S, Focus BEV, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (value Leader)/Fusion (excluding Hybrid)/ CMAX, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ Explorer (excluding Base), Escape (excluding S)/Fiesta (excluding S), Flex (excluding SE)/ Mustang V6 Premium/ Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas engine / Mustang GT, Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ Expedition / Taurus (excluding SE), Edge FWD (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel Engine/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L– all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 2.0L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $15,999/$26,499/$31,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$3,000/$7,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. 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Earth Day Canada and Toyota Canada celebrate country’s young eco-leaders with the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship National Award – and will receive a special recognition in addition to the $5,000 scholarship. Since the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program began, $800,000 of scholarship funding has been awarded to 160 students. For more information about the program, visit www.earthday.ca/ scholarship and www.toyota.ca

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